Cloopen Group Holding Limited Announces Unaudited First Quarter 2021 Financial Results
BEIJING, June 10, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- Cloopen Group Holding Limited (NYSE: RAAS) ("Cloopen" or the "Company"), a leading multi-capability cloud-based communications solution provider in China, today announced its unaudited financial results for the first quarter ended March 31, 2021.
First Quarter ended March 31, 2021 Highlights
"We are excited to report a strong first quarter as revenues reached RMB204.5 million, surpassing the top end of our guidance and representing a 54.4% year-over-year increase," said Mr. Changxun Sun, Chief Executive Officer of Cloopen. "Remarkably, our first quarter gross margin came in at 43.0%, higher than full year 2020 gross margin of 40.0%, which represents a testament to the continuously improving intrinsic value and technology of our products as well as our optimized business mix.
"As the cloud-based Contact Center (CC) remains the cornerstone of our strategic focus, we consistently seek to expand its horizons, from merely a communication channel between enterprises and customers to a more comprehensive tool that includes subsequent customer management mechanisms such as CRM and Social CRM (SCRM). Our efforts have driven a 63.4% year-over-year growth in revenues generated from our cloud-based CC solutions. We are also pleased to announce that we recently optimized our internal organizational structure, effectively enhancing sales and operational efficiency. In conclusion, we have formed a common way of thinking, developed a clear product strategy, built a highly efficient organizational structure, and a strong executive team. With these as our foundation, we believe Cloopen will continue to deliver products and services that represent compelling value propositions," Mr. Sun concluded.
Mr. Steven Yipeng Li, Chief Financial Officer of Cloopen, said, "We are delighted to see Cloopen's robust performance in the first quarter of 2021. In addition to solid topline growth and robust gross profit, our dollar-based net customer retention rate recovered to 111.6% for the first quarter of 2021, benefitting from the broader economic recovery in China. We are also encouraged that the integration with EliteCRM was basically completed at the product level, and since its acquisition, there have been quite a few new clients, mainly in the finance industry, that have signed contracts for both CC and CRM. Leveraging the synergies in customer acquisition, we expect to have additional customers in the pipeline for combined CC and CRM. Going forward, we will continue to grow our customer base, while providing top-notch and multi-dimensional services to our existing customers."
Financial Results for the First Quarter of 2021
In the first quarter of 2021, revenues increased by 54.4% to RMB204.5 million (US$31.2 million) from RMB132.4 million in the first quarter of 2020. The increase was contributed by robust performance across our product lines.
Cost of Revenues
Cost of revenues increased by 65.6% to RMB116.6 million (US$17.8 million) in the first quarter of 2021 from RMB70.4 million in the first quarter of 2020, which was primarily due to increased telecommunications resources costs, outsourcing costs and infrastructure and equipments costs as the Company continues to scale its business.
Gross profit increased by 41.8% to RMB87.9 million (US$13.4 million) in the first quarter of 2021 from RMB62.0 million in the first quarter of 2020. Gross margin was 43.0% in the first quarter of 2021, compared with 46.8% in the same period of 2020.
In the first quarter of 2021, operating expenses were RMB238.0 million (US$36.3million), representing an 92.8% increase from RMB123.4 million in the first quarter of 2020.
Net loss for the first quarter of 2021 was RMB171.0 million (US$26.1 million), compared with RMB47.7 million in the first quarter of 2020 with the increase primarily driven by increases in non-cash items of RMB115.1 million (US$17.6 million), including the increases in share based compensation of RMB78.4 million (US$12.0 million), change in fair value of warrant liabilities of RMB21.8million (US$3.3 million), and a decrease in gain from disposal of subsidiaries, net of RMB14.9 million (US$2.3 million).
Basic and Diluted Net Loss Per Share
Basic and diluted net loss per share was RMB12.76 (US$1.95) in the first quarter of 2021, compared with RMB0.55 in the first quarter of 2020.
For the second quarter of 2021, Cloopen currently expects revenues to be between RMB255.0 million to RMB260.0 million, representing an increase of 37.6% to 40.3% year-over-year.
The above outlook is based on the current market conditions and reflects the Company's current and preliminary estimates of market and operating conditions and customer demand, which are all subject to substantial change and uncertainty.
The Company's business is primarily conducted in China and all revenues are denominated in Renminbi ("RMB"). This announcement contains currency conversions of RMB amounts into U.S. dollars ("US$") solely for the convenience of the reader. Unless otherwise noted, all translations from RMB to US$ are made at a rate of RMB6.5518 to US$1.00, the effective noon buying rate for March 31, 2021 as set forth in the H.10 statistical release of the Federal Reserve Board. No representation is made that the RMB amounts could have been, or could be, converted, realized or settled into US$ at that rate on March 31, 2021, or at any other rate.
Conference Call and Webcast
Cloopen's management team will host a conference call at 8:00 AM U.S. Eastern Time, (8:00 PM Beijing/Hong Kong time) on June 10, 2021, following the quarterly results announcement.
The dial-in details for the live conference call are:
Please dial in 10 minutes before the call is scheduled to begin. When prompted, ask to be connected to the call for "Cloopen Group Holding Limited." Participants will be required to state their name and company upon entering the call.
A live webcast and archive of the conference call will be available on the Investor Relations section of Cloopen's website at http://ir.yuntongxun.com.
A replay of the conference call will be available one hour after the end of the conference call until June 17, 2021.
The dial-in details for the telephone replay are:
Non-GAAP Financial Measure
The Company uses non-GAAP net loss and adjusted EBITDA as non-GAAP financial measures, in evaluating its operating results and for financial and operational decision-making purposes.
The Company defines adjusted EBITDA as net loss excluding depreciation and amortization, interest expenses, net, income tax expense/(benefit), share-based compensation, investment income, gain from disposal of subsidiaries, net, share of losses of equity method investments, change in fair value of warrant liabilities and foreign currency exchange (gains)/losses, net. The Company defines non-GAAP net loss as net loss excluding share-based compensation, change in fair value of warrant liabilities and gain from disposal of subsidiaries. The Company believes that such non-GAAP financial measures provide useful information to investors and others in understanding and evaluating its operating results.
The non-GAAP financial measures adjust for the impact of items that the Company does not consider indicative of the operational performance of its business and should not be considered in isolation or construed as an alternative to net loss or any other measure of performance or as an indicator of our operating performance. Investors are encouraged to compare the historical non-GAAP financial measures with the most directly comparable GAAP measures. Non-GAAP financial measures presented here may not be comparable to similarly titled measures presented by other companies. Other companies may calculate similarly titled measures differently, limiting their usefulness as comparative measures to our data.
A reconciliation of the historical non-GAAP financial measures to their respective most directly comparable GAAP measures has been provided in the tables included below. Investors are encouraged to review the reconciliation of the historical non-GAAP financial measures to their respective most directly comparable GAAP financial measures. In light of the foregoing limitations, you should not consider non-GAAP financial measures as a substitute for, or superior to, their respective most directly comparable financial measures prepared in accordance with GAAP. We encourage investors and others to review our financial information in its entirety and not rely on a single financial measure.
About Cloopen Group Holding Limited
Cloopen Group Holding Limited is a leading multi-capability cloud-based communications solution provider in China offering a full suite of cloud-based communications solutions, covering communications platform as a service (CPaaS), cloud-based contact centers (cloud-based CC), and cloud-based unified communications and collaborations (cloud-based UC&C). The Company's mission is to enhance the daily communication experience and operational productivity for enterprises. The Company aspires to drive the transformation of enterprise communications industry by offering innovative marketing and operational tactics and SaaS-based tools.
For more information, please visit https://ir.yuntongxun.com.
Safe Harbor Statement
This press release contains forward-looking statements made under the "safe harbor" provisions of Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended, and the U.S. Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. These forward-looking statements can be identified by terminology such as "will," "expects," "anticipates," "future," "intends," "plans," "believes," "estimates," "confident" and similar statements. Cloopen may also make written or oral forward-looking statements in its reports filed with or furnished to the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, in its annual report to shareholders, in press releases and other written materials and in oral statements made by its officers, directors or employees to third parties. Any statements that are not historical facts, including statements about Cloopen's beliefs and expectations as well as its financial outlook, are forward-looking statements. These forward-looking statements are based on the Company's current expectations and involve factors, risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially from those in the forward-looking statements. Such factors, risks and uncertainties include, but not limited to the following: Cloopen's goals and strategies; its expectations regarding demand for and market acceptance of its brand and services; its ability to attract new customers or retain existing ones; its ability to continue developing solutions and the markets its solutions target; its ability to maintain collaborations with mobile network operators; its ability to enhance or upgrade its existing solutions and introduce new ones in a timely and cost-effective manner; its ability to maintain the compatibility of its solutions across devices, business systems and applications and physical infrastructure; relevant government policies and regulations relating to Cloopen's corporate structure, business and industry; and general economic and business condition in China. Further information regarding these and other risks, uncertainties or factors is included in the Cloopen's filings with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission. All information provided in this press release is current as of the date of the press release, and Cloopen does not undertake any obligation to update such information, except as required under applicable law. All forward-looking statements are qualified in their entirety by this cautionary statement, and you are cautioned not to place undue reliance on these forward-looking statements.
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