Tuya Reports First Quarter 2021 Unaudited Financial Results
HANGZHOU, China, May 13, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- Tuya Inc. ("Tuya" or the "Company") (NYSE: TUYA), a global leading IoT cloud platform, today announced its unaudited financial results for the first quarter of 2021.
First Quarter 2021 Financial Highlights
First Quarter 2021 Operating Highlights
Mr. Xueji (Jerry) Wang, Founder and Chief Executive Officer of Tuya, commented, "Our first quarter results were distinguished by strong revenue growth as we leveraged our leading technology and brand reputation to capitalize on growing market demand. Our total revenues increased by 200% year over year, primarily driven by the 227% year-over-year growth in revenues from our primary IoT PaaS business. Demand for smart devices continues to look promising. We are starting to see consumers develop new post-pandemic habits of smart device usage, resulting in greater demand for our innovative, highly-scalable cloud platform, products and service, in the IoT market. To capitalize on these market trends, we continued to cultivate sustainable growth in demand from our existing customers by empowering them to quickly develop and take competitive and cost-effective IoT devices to market with very little R&D investment. Many of these customers have become IoT leaders in their respective industries, and are accelerating product development on our platforms. As these IoT leaders develop more products on our platform, this grows the network effect of our ecosystem and attracts new brands to develop on our platform to benefit from synergies with Tuya powered brands and products. Meanwhile, we continue to expand our services to support entirely new product categories, while continuing to refine and grow our SaaS offerings. These initiatives, along with our continued investment in our leading technology and our people, have positioned us well to maintain our leadership and capitalize on the rapid growth in the IoT industry."
Ms. Yao (Jessie) Liu, Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Tuya, added, "We achieved robust growth in the first quarter by delivering total revenues of $56.9 million and beating street consensus estimates. Our gross margin improved to 41.1% from 30.3% a year ago, as our IoT PaaS gross margin improved to 41.7% from 30.5% a year ago. We have now achieved nine consecutive quarters of gross margin improvements for our IoT PaaS segment. These results highlight our ability to deliver continued growth while also improving our efficiency through effective R&D, further expansion into higher-margin product lines, and increasing economies of scale."
First Quarter 2021 Unaudited Financial Results
Total revenue in the first quarter of 2021 increased by 200.2% to US$56.9 million from US$18.9 million in the same period of 2020, mainly driven by the increase in IoT PaaS revenue.
COST OF REVENUE
Cost of revenue in the first quarter of 2021 increased by 153.5% to US$33.5 million from US$13.2 million in the same period of 2020, primarily due to the rapid growth of the Company's business.
GROSS PROFIT AND GROSS MARGIN
Total gross profit in the first quarter of 2021 increased by 307.4% to US$23.4 million from US$5.7 million in the same period of 2020. Gross margin increased to 41.1% in the first quarter of 2021 from 30.3% in the same period of 2020.
Operating expenses increased by 134.9% to US$64.7 million in the first quarter of 2021 from US$27.5 million in the same period of 2020. Operating expenses, excluding share-based compensation expenses of US$16.8 million, were US$47.9 million in the first quarter of 2021 compared to US$25.7 million in the same period of 2020 (excluding share-based compensation expenses of US$1.8 million).
LOSS FROM OPERATIONS AND OPERATING MARGIN
Loss from operations was US$41.3 million in the first quarter of 2021, compared to US$21.8 million in the same period of 2020. Non-GAAP loss from operations was US$24.5 million in the first quarter of 2021, compared to US$20.0 million in the same period of 2020.
Operating margin in the first quarter of 2021 was negative 72.6%, up 42.4 percentage points from negative 115.0% in the same period of 2020. Non-GAAP operating margin in the first quarter of 2021 was negative 43.1%, up 62.3 percentage points from negative 105.4% in the same period of 2020.
NET LOSS AND NET MARGIN
Net loss was US$40.5 million in the first quarter of 2021, compared to US$20.6 million in the same period of 2020. Non-GAAP net loss was US$23.8 million in the first quarter of 2021, compared to US$18.8 million in the same period of 2020.
Net margin in the first quarter of 2021 was negative 71.3%, up 37.6 percentage points from negative 108.9% in the same period of 2020. Non-GAAP net margin in the first quarter of 2021 was negative 41.8%, up 57.6 percentage points from negative 99.4% in the same period of 2020.
BASIC AND DILUTED NET LOSS PER ADS
Basic and diluted net loss per American Depositary Share ("ADS") were US$0.15 in the first quarter of 2021, compared to US$0.09 in the same period of 2020. Each ADS represents one Class A ordinary share.
Non-GAAP basic and diluted net loss per ADS were US$0.09 in the first quarter of 2021, compared to US$0.08 in the same period of 2020.
CASH AND CASH EQUIVALENTS AND SHORT-TERM INVESTMENTS
Tuya had cash and cash equivalents and short-term investments of US$1,223.3 million as of March 31, 2021, compared to US$179.8 million as of December 31, 2020, which the Company believes is sufficient to meet its current liquidity and working capital needs. The increase in cash, cash equivalents and short-term investments during first quarter of 2021 was primarily due to the net proceeds received from the Company's initial public offering in March 2021.
NET CASH USED IN OPERATING ACTIVITIES
Net cash used in operating activities for the first quarter of 2021 was US$32.7 million, or 57.4% of revenue, compared to US$31.0 million, or 163.8% of revenue in the first quarter of 2020. The net cash used in operating activities as a percentage of revenue was decreased due to our rapid business growth and continued improvement in operating efficiency.
For the second quarter of 2021, the Company currently expects its total revenue to be between US$78 million and US$81 million. This forecast only reflects the Company's current and preliminary views on the market and operational conditions, which are subject to change.
On April 20, 2021, the underwriters have exercised their over-allotment option to purchase an additional 1,486,479 ADSs, each representing one Class A ordinary share, at a price of US$21 per ADS(the "Offering"). Upon the closing of the Offering, the Company had 45,076,479 ADSs outstanding, which included the ADSs issued as part of the Company's initial public offering and the underwriters' exercise of their over-allotment option.
Conference Call Information
The Company's management will hold an earnings conference call at 8:30 P.M. U.S. Eastern Time on Thursday, May 13, 2021 (8:30 A.M. Beijing Time on Friday, May 14, 2021) to discuss the financial results. Listeners may access the call by dialing the following numbers:
The replay will be accessible through May 20, 2021 by dialing the following numbers:
A live and archived webcast of the conference call will also be available at the Company's investor relations website at https://ir.tuya.com.
About Tuya Inc.
Tuya Inc. (NYSE: TUYA) is a global leading IoT cloud platform with a mission to build an IoT developer ecosystem and enable everything to be smart. Tuya is the largest IoT PaaS business in the global market in terms of the volume of smart devices powered in 2020, according to CIC. Tuya has pioneered a purpose-built IoT cloud platform that delivers a full suite of offerings, including Platform-as-a-Service, or PaaS, and Software-as-a-Service, or SaaS, to businesses and developers. Through its IoT cloud platform, Tuya has enabled developers to activate a vibrant IoT ecosystem of brands, OEMs, partners and end users to engage and communicate through a broad range of smart devices.
Use of Non-GAAP Financial Measures
In evaluating the business, the Company considers and uses non-GAAP measures, such as non-GAAP operating expenses, non-GAAP loss from operations (including non-GAAP operating margin), non-GAAP net loss (including non-GAAP net margin), and non-GAAP basic and diluted net loss per ADS, as a supplemental measure to review and assess its operating performance. The presentation of the non-GAAP financial measure is not intended to be considered in isolation or as a substitute for the financial information prepared and presented in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles in the United States of America ("U.S. GAAP"). The Company defines non-GAAP measures by measures excluding the impact of share-based compensation expenses. The Company presents the non-GAAP financial measure because it is used by the management to evaluate the operating performance and formulate business plans. The Company also believes that the use of the non-GAAP measures facilitates investors' assessment of its operating performance.
Non-GAAP measures are not defined under U.S. GAAP and is not presented in accordance with U.S. GAAP. This non-GAAP financial measure has limitations as analytical tools. One of the key limitations of using aforementioned non-GAAP measures is that it does not reflect all items of expenses that affect the Company's operations. Share-based compensation expenses have been and may continue to be incurred in the business and are not reflected in the presentation of non-GAAP measures. Further, the non-GAAP measure may differ from the non-GAAP information used by other companies, including peer companies, and therefore their comparability may be limited. The Company compensates for these limitations by reconciling the non-GAAP financial measures to the nearest U.S. GAAP performance measures, all of which should be considered when evaluating the Company's performance. The Company encourages you to review its financial information in its entirety and not rely on a single financial measure.
Reconciliations of Tuya's non-GAAP financial measures to the most comparable U.S. GAAP measures are included at the end of this press release.
Safe Harbor Statement
This press release contains forward-looking statements. These statements are made under the "safe harbor" provisions of the U.S. Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Statements that are not historical facts, including statements about the Company's beliefs, and expectations, are forward-looking statements. Forward-looking statements involve inherent risks and uncertainties, and a number of factors could cause actual results to differ materially from those contained in any forward-looking statement. In some cases, forward-looking statements can be identified by words or phrases such as "may", "will", "expect", "anticipate", "target", "aim", "estimate", "intend", "plan", "believe", "potential", "continue", "is/are likely to" or other similar expressions. Further information regarding these and other risks, uncertainties or factors is included in the Company's filings with the SEC. All information provided in this press release is as of the date of this press release, and the Company does not undertake any duty to update such information except as required under applicable law.
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