AMTD IDEA Group Achieved a 27.3% Increase in Net Profit by Delivering the First Set of Combined Financials to Include AMTD Digital Inc. and L'Officiel Inc. SAS
AMTD IDEA Group ("AMTD IDEA" or the "Company", NYSE: AMTD; SGX: HKB), a NYSE and SGX-ST dual listed company and a subsidiary of AMTD Group Company Ltd. ("AMTD Group" or the "Group"), today announced its unaudited financial results for the six months ended June 30, 2022. AMTD Group is a Hong Kong headquartered conglomerate focusing on the "IDEA" strategy to develop the four pillars of core businesses, namely international connectors and business services, digital solutions, education and training, and premium assets and hospitality.
Highlights of Financial Results and Key Changes for the Six Months Ended June 30, 2022
Recent Developments during the Six Months Ended June 30, 2022, together with Events subsequent to June 30, 2022
Statement from the Board Members and Senior Management:
Dr. Feridun Hamdullahpur, Chairman of the Board of the Directors, commented, "On behalf of the Board of Directors of the AMTD IDEA, I am very pleased to announce the unaudited financial information of the company covering the first six months ended June 30, 2022. The operating results shows a healthy, steady and stable growth in our revenue which increased by 27.5% compared to the same period in 2021. I am delighted to see this robust financial performance amid challenging and volatile environments and offer the Board's thanks to the leadership and management for their insight, diligence, commitment, hard work, and investment intelligence. I look forward to seeing more positive and exciting results in the coming months."
William Fung, CEO of AMTD IDEA, "While it has been almost 3 challenging years since the start of the global pandemic, coupled with increasingly challenging operating environment on the back of recent rising interest rates globally, our team has continued to excel and outperform year over year, adapting to the "new normals" and delivering sustainable solid financial and operating results. Some of the notable highlights for the interim period include total revenue increased by 27.5% to HK$922.6 million (US$117.6 million equivalent) and net profit increased by 27.3% to HK$801.4 million (US$102.1 million equivalent). Furthermore, we took various concrete steps to continuing our investment into the future, developing talents, and to building a sustainable business model by further diversifying our business into innovative yet complimentary areas such as digital solutions, global media, and real estate areas, through the acquisitions of AMTD Digital, L'Officiel and AMTD Assets, respectively. The management team is committed to carrying out the IDEA business strategies, following guidance from the board and our parent, AMTD Group, in addition to generating values and to continuing build on the already solid foundation for the benefits of our shareholders."
Financial Results for the Six Months Ended June 30, 2022
Our revenue for the six months ended June 30, 2022 was HK$922.6 million (US$117.6 million equivalent), compared to HK$723.3 million for the six months ended June 30, 2021. The increase of 27.5% for the period was primarily due to our active investment banking and business advisory businesses, contributions from the new businesses of digital solutions and other services, and fashion and luxury media advertising and marketing services from the acquisitions of AMTD Digital and L'Officiel, and an increase in net fair value on investments and derivative financial assets under our strategic investment business:
Other income decreased by 31.7% as compared to the same period in prior year to HK$48.8 million (US$6.2 million equivalent), primarily due to a decrease in the average outstanding balance of interest bearing amounts due from our immediate holding company.
Other Operating Expenses
Other operating expenses for the six months ended June 30, 2022 increased by 45.1 % as compared to the same period in prior year to HK$60.6 million (US$7.7 million equivalent), primarily attributable to (i) increase in the amortization charge on the intangible assets from the aforesaid acquisitions of HK$9.2 million (US$1.18 million equivalent), (ii) additional operating expenses relating to new businesses acquired of HK$11.6 million (US$1.5 million equivalent), and (iii) an increase in business development expenses of HK$1.7 million (US$0.2 million equivalent) for overseas businesses expansion.
Staff costs for the six months ended June 30, 2022 increased by 36.9% as compared to the same period in prior year to HK$59.0 million (US$7.5 million equivalent) mainly due to the additional costs from the acquisitions of new businesses during the period.
Finance costs for the six months ended June 30, 2022 decreased by 61.0% as compared to the same period in prior year to HK$2.5 million (US$0.3 million equivalent), primarily due to a decrease in the interest bearing liabilities and the interest from convertible bond which was converted into Class A ordinary shares during the period.
Income Tax Expense
Income tax expense for the six months ended June 30, 2022 decreased by 4.4% as compared to the same period in prior year to HK$69.9 million (US$8.9 million), primarily due to a slightly decrease in taxable income.
Profit for the six months ended June 30, 2022 increased by 27.3% as compared to the same period in prior year to HK$801.4 million (US$102.1 million equivalent).
Accounts receivable increased by 598.5% from HK$86.5 million as of December 31, 2021 to HK$604.3 million (US$77.0 million equivalent) as of June 30, 2022, primarily due to an increase in receivables from new businesses of HK$61.3 million (US$7.8 million equivalent) and increase in receivables generated in investment banking services of HK$427 million (US$54 million equivalent), of which were not yet due for settlement as of the period end.
Financial Assets at Fair Value Through Profit or Loss and Stock Loan
Financial assets at fair value through profit or loss and stock loan decreased by 38.2% from HK$2.8 billion as of December 31, 2021 to HK$1.7 billion (US$219.4 million equivalent) as of June 30, 2022, primarily due to (i) original investment in AMTD Digital has been eliminated to investment in subsidiary after the completion of acquisition of AMTD Digital in February 2022, offset by (ii) HK$165.6 million (US$21.1 million equivalent) of new investments acquired through the acquisition of AMTD Digital, and (iii) HK$204.1 million (US$26.0 million equivalent) of addition of new investments during the period.
Due from immediate holding company
Amount due from immediate holding company increased by 112.3% from HK$2.1 billion as of December 31,2021 to HK$4.6 billion (US$580.4 million equivalent) as of June 30, 2022, primarily due to an additional amount due from immediate holding company arising from the acquisition of AMTD Digital.
Accounts payable increased by 82.2% from HK$155.0 million as of December 31, 2021 to HK$282.5 million (US$36.0 million equivalent) as of June 30, 2022, primarily due to an increase in clients' payables and payables to clearing house and brokers of HK$74.0 million (US$9.4 million equivalent), which was in turn attributable to the unsettled trade transactions near the period end; and an additional payable of HK$105.9 million (US$13.5 million equivalent) from new businesses, net of a decrease in clients' monies held on trust of HK$52.4 million (US$6.7 million equivalent).
The Company's business is mainly conducted in Hong Kong and most of its revenues generated are denominated in Hong Kong dollars. This announcement contains translations of Hong Kong dollars into U.S. dollars solely for the convenience of the reader. Unless otherwise noted, all translations from Hong Kong dollars to U.S. dollars are made at a rate of HK$7.8472 to US$1.00, the exchange rate in effect as of June 30, 2022 as set forth in the H.10 statistical release of the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System. No representation is made that the Hong Kong dollar amounts could have been, or could be, converted, realized, or settled into U.S. dollars at that rate on June 30, 2022, or at any other rate.
About AMTD IDEA Group
AMTD IDEA Group (NYSE: AMTD; SGX: HKB) is a premier Hong Kong-headquartered financial institution group connecting companies and
investors from Asia, including China and Hong Kong as well as the ASEAN markets with global capital markets. Its comprehensive one-stop financial service solutions strategy addresses different clients' diverse and inter-connected financial needs across all phases of their life cycles. Leveraging its deep roots in Asia and its unique eco-system - the "AMTD SpiderNet" - the Company is uniquely positioned as an active super-connector between clients, business partners, investee companies, and investors, connecting the East and the West. For more information, please visit www.amtdinc.com or follow us on Twitter at "@AMTDGroup." For the Company's announcements, please visit https://ir.amtdinc.com/News.
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