MOGU Announces Unaudited Financial Results for the Six Months Ended September 30, 2022
MOGU Inc. (NYSE: MOGU) ("MOGU" or the "Company"), a KOL-driven online fashion and lifestyle destination in China, today announced its unaudited financial results for the six months ended September 30, 2022.
Mr. Chen Qi, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of MOGU, commented, "In 2022, the Live eCommerce industry faced many challenges, including ongoing macro environment uncertainty, the impact of the COVID-19 resurgence in China on consumption demand and an intensifying competition amongst the major live platforms. In particular, COVID-19 travel restrictions affected the fulfillment of orders nationwide resulting in both sales volume and revenue coming in below expectations. The Gross Merchandise Value ("GMV2") and revenue of MOGU decreased by 48.1% and 32.2% to RMB2,828 million (US$397.6 million1) and RMB114.8 million (US$16.1 million) period-over-period, respectively. Despite these challenges, we proactively explored new opportunities."
"During the first half of fiscal year of 2023, our total revenues decreased by 32.2% to RMB114.8 million. We continued to take a holistic approach to improve our operating efficiency and optimize costs throughout the Company to reduce loss from operations. The adjusted EBITDA and loss from operations were negative RMB17.1 million and RMB48.1 million, compared with negative RMB72.7 million and RMB430.1 million, respectively, for the same period of fiscal year 2022. We are continuing to explore new business opportunities to diversify our revenue structure." added Ms. Qi Feng, Financial Controller.
Highlights for the Six Months ended September 30, 2022
Financial Results for the Six Months ended September 30, 2022
Total revenues for the six months ended September 30, 2022 decreased by 32.2% to RMB114.8 million (US$16.1 million) from RMB169.5 million during the same period of the fiscal year 2022.
Cost of revenues for the six months ended September 30, 2022 decreased by 29.9% to RMB59.6 million (US$8.4 million) from RMB85.1 million in the same period of the fiscal year 2022, which was primarily due to the decrease in payroll, IT-related expenses and payment handling and outsourcing costs, correlating with overall reduction in revenue.
Sales and marketing expenses for the six months ended September 30, 2022 decreased by 64.8% to RMB32.6 million (US$4.6 million) from RMB92.8 million in the same period of the fiscal year 2022, primarily due to optimized spending on branding and user acquisition activities, in line with reduction in revenue.
Research and development expenses for the six months ended September 30, 2022 decreased by 53.7% to RMB20.9 million (US$2.9 million) from RMB45.2 million in the same period of the fiscal year 2022, primarily due to a decrease in payroll costs.
General and administrative expenses for the six months ended September 30, 2022 decreased by 22.2% to RMB32.7 million (US$4.6 million) from RMB42.1 million in the same period of the fiscal year 2022, primarily due to a decrease in professional service fees and payroll costs.
Amortization of intangible assets for the six months ended September 30, 2022 decreased by 87.5% to RMB20.0 million (US$2.8 million) from RMB160.2 million in the same period of the fiscal year 2022, primarily because the majority of the intangible assets recorded as a result of the business cooperation agreement MOGU entered into with Tencent in July 2018 have been fully amortized as of March 31, 2022.
Loss from operations for the six months ended September 30, 2022 was RMB48.1 million (US$6.8 million), compared to a loss from operations of RMB430.1 million in the same period of the fiscal year 2022, primarily attributable to the goodwill impairment of RMB186.5 million and more amortization of intangible assets incurred in the first half of the fiscal year 2022.
Net loss attributable to MOGU Inc. for the six months ended September 30, 2022 was RMB57.4 million (US$8.1 million), compared to a net loss attributable to MOGU Inc. of RMB411.9 million in the same period of the fiscal year 2022.
Adjusted EBITDA3 for the six months ended September 30, 2022 was negative RMB17.1 million (US$2.4 million), compared to negative RMB72.7 million in the same period of the fiscal year 2022.
Adjusted net loss4 for the six months ended September 30, 2022 was RMB11.8 million (US$1.7 million), compared to an adjusted net loss of RMB69.9 million in the same period of the fiscal year 2022.
Basic and diluted loss per ADS for the six months ended September 30, 2022 were RMB6.79 (US$0.95) and RMB6.79 (US$0.95), respectively, compared with RMB49.07 and RMB49.07, respectively, in the same period of the fiscal year 2022. Each ADS represents 300 Class A ordinary shares.
Cash and cash equivalents, Restricted cash and Short-term investments were RMB604.8 million (US$85.0 million) as of September 30, 2022, compared with RMB636.3 million as of March 31, 2022.
Use of Non-GAAP Financial Measures
In evaluating the business, the Company considers and uses non-GAAP measures, such as Adjusted EBITDA and Adjusted net loss as supplemental measures to review and assess operating performance. The presentation of these non-GAAP financial measures is not intended to be considered in isolation or as a substitute for the financial information prepared and presented in accordance with accounting principles generally accepted in the United States of America ("U.S. GAAP"). The Company defines Adjusted EBITDA as net loss before interest income, interest expense, (gain)/loss from investments, net, income tax benefits, share of results of equity investees, goodwill impairment, share-based compensation expenses, amortization of intangible assets, and depreciation of property and equipment. The Company defines Adjusted net loss as net loss excluding (gain)/loss from investments, net, goodwill impairment, share-based compensation expenses, amortization of intangible assets, and adjustments for tax effects. See "Unaudited Reconciliations of GAAP and Non-GAAP Results" at the end of this press release.
The Company presents these non-GAAP financial measures because they are used by management to evaluate operating performance and formulate business plans. The Company believes that the non-GAAP financial measures help identify underlying trends in its business by excluding certain expenses, gain/loss and other items that are not expected to result in future cash payments or that are non-recurring in nature or may not be indicative of the Company's core operating results and business outlook. The Company also believes that the non-GAAP financial measures could provide further information about the Company's results of operations, enhance the overall understanding of the Company's past performance and future prospects.
The non-GAAP financial measures are not defined under U.S. GAAP and are not presented in accordance with U.S. GAAP. The non-GAAP financial measures have limitations as analytical tools. The Company's non-GAAP financial measures do not reflect all items of income and expense that affect the Company's operations and do not represent the residual cash flow available for discretionary expenditures. Further, these non-GAAP measures 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 measure, all of which should be considered when evaluating performance. The Company encourages you to review the Company's financial information in its entirety and not rely on a single financial measure.
For more information on the non-GAAP financial measures, please see the table captioned "Unaudited Reconciliations of GAAP and Non-GAAP Results" set forth at the end of this press release.
Safe Harbor Statement
This announcement contains forward-looking statements. These statements are made under the "safe harbor" provisions of the U.S. Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. These forward-looking statements can be identified by terminology such as "will," "expects," "anticipates," "aims," "future," "intends," "plans," "believes," "estimates," "confident," "potential," "continue" or other similar expressions. Among other things, the business outlook and quotations from management in this announcement, as well as MOGU's strategic and operational plans, contain forward-looking statements. MOGU may also make written or oral forward-looking statements in its periodic reports to the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (the "SEC"), 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. Statements that are not historical facts, including but not limited to statements about MOGU's beliefs and expectations, are forward-looking statements. Forward-looking statements involve inherent risks and uncertainties. A number of factors could cause actual results to differ materially from those contained in any forward-looking statement, including but not limited to the following: MOGU's growth strategies; the risk that COVID-19 or other health risks in China or globally could adversely affect its operations or financial results; its future business development, results of operations and financial condition; its ability to understand buyer needs and provide products and services to attract and retain buyers; its ability to maintain and enhance the recognition and reputation of its brand; its ability to rely on merchants and third-party logistics service providers to provide delivery services to buyers; its ability to maintain and improve quality control policies and measures; its ability to establish and maintain relationships with merchants; trends and competition in China's ecommerce market; changes in its revenues and certain cost or expense items; the expected growth of China's ecommerce market; PRC governmental policies and regulations relating to MOGU's industry, and general economic and business conditions globally and in China and assumptions underlying or related to any of the foregoing. Further information regarding these and other risks is included in MOGU's filings with the SEC. All information provided in this press release and in the attachments is as of the date of this press release, and MOGU undertakes no obligation to update any forward-looking statement, except as required under applicable law.
About MOGU Inc.
MOGU Inc. (NYSE: MOGU) is a KOL-driven online fashion and lifestyle destination in China. MOGU provides people with a more accessible and enjoyable shopping experience for everyday fashion, particularly as they increasingly live their lives online. By connecting merchants, KOLs and users together, MOGU's platform serves as a valuable marketing channel for merchants, a powerful incubator for KOLs, and a vibrant and dynamic community for people to discover and share the latest fashion trends with others, where users can enjoy a truly comprehensive online shopping experience.
1 The U.S. dollar (US$) amounts disclosed in this press release, except for those transaction amounts that were actually settled in U.S. dollars, are presented solely for the convenience of the readers. The conversion of Renminbi (RMB) into US$ in this press release is based on the exchange rate set forth in the H.10 statistical release of the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System as of September 30, 2022, which was RMB7.1135 to US$1.00. The percentages stated in this press release are calculated based on the RMB amounts.
2 GMV refers to the total value of orders placed on the MOGU platform regardless of whether the products are sold, delivered or returned, calculated based on the listed prices of the ordered products without taking into consideration any discounts on the listed prices. Buyers on the MOGU platform are not charged for separate shipping fees over the listed price of a product. If merchants include certain shipping fees in the listed price of a product, such shipping fees will be included in GMV. As a prudent matter aiming at eliminating any influence on MOGU's GMV of irregular transactions, the Company excludes from its calculation of GMV transactions over a certain amount (RMB100,000) and transactions by users over a certain amount (RMB1,000,000) per day.
3 Adjusted EBITDA represents net loss before (i) interest income, interest expense, (gain)/Loss from investments, net, income tax benefits and share of results of equity investee, goodwill impairment and (ii) certain non-cash expenses, consisting of share-based compensation expenses, amortization of intangible assets, and depreciation of property and equipment. See "Unaudited Reconciliations of GAAP and NonGAAP Results" at the end of this press release.
4 Adjusted net loss represents net loss excluding (i) (gain)/Loss from investments, net, (ii) share-based compensation expenses, (iii) goodwill impairment, (iv)amortization of intangible assets, (v) adjustments for tax effects. See "Unaudited Reconciliations of GAAP and NonGAAP Results" at the end of this press release.
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