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Tian Ge Announces 2014 Second Quarter and Interim Results

  (August 26, 2014)

HANGZHOU, China, Aug. 26, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Tian Ge Interactive Holdings Limited ("Tian Ge" or the "Company", 1980.HK), a leading provider of comprehensive Internet services in China, today announced the unaudited consolidated results for the second quarter and the first half year of 2014 ended June 30, 2014.

Highlights of the First Half of 2014

  • Total revenues increased by 32.5% to RMB344.3 million from RMB259.8 million in the corresponding period of 2013.
  • Revenues from Live Social Video Platform increased by 24.6% to RMB316.5 million from RMB254.0 million in the corresponding period of 2013.
  • Revenues from Games and Others increased by 380.5% to RMB27.8 million from RMB5.8 million in the corresponding period of 2013.
  • Gross profit increased by 26.4% to RMB290.2 million from RMB229.6 million in the corresponding period of 2013. Gross margin was 84.3%, compared to 88.4% in the corresponding period of 2013.
  • Adjusted EBITDA increased by 30.3% to RMB158.7 million from RMB121.8 million in the corresponding period of 2013. Adjusted EBITDA margin was 46.1%, compared to 46.9% in the corresponding period of 2013.
  • Adjusted net profit increased by 31.1% to RMB131.7 million from RMB100.5 million in the corresponding period of 2013. Adjusted net margin was 38.3%, compared to 38.7% in the corresponding period of 2013.
  • Adjusted diluted earnings per share were RMB0.14, as compared to RMB0.10 in the corresponding period of 2013.
  • Adjusted basic earnings per share were RMB0.21, as compared to RMB0.16 in the corresponding period of 2013.

Highlights of the Second Quarter of 2014


  • Total revenues increased by 0.6% to RMB172.6 million from RMB171.6 million in the previous quarter.
  • Revenues from Live Social Video Platform remained stable at RMB158.0 million, compared with RMB158.5 million in the previous quarter.
  • Revenues from Games and Others increased by 11.9% to RMB14.7 million from RMB13.1 million in the previous quarter.
  • Gross profit increased by 1.1% to RMB145.9 million from RMB144.3 million in the previous quarter. Gross margin increased to 84.5% from 84.1% in the previous quarter.
  • Adjusted EBITDA increased by 6.8% to RMB81.9 million from RMB76.8 million in the previous quarter. Adjusted EBITDA margin increased to 47.5% from 44.7% in the previous quarter.
  • Adjusted net profit increased by 8.9% to RMB68.6 million from RMB63.1 million in the previous quarter. Adjusted net margin increased to 39.8% from 36.7% in the previous quarter.
  • Adjusted diluted earnings per share were RMB0.07, as compared to RMB0.07 in the previous quarter.
  • Adjusted basic earnings per share increased to RMB0.11 from RMB0.10 in the previous quarter.

Live Social Community platform statistics for the Second Quarter of 2014

  • Monthly Active Users were 13.4 million, an increase of 10.3% from 12.2 million in the previous quarter or an increase of 27.4% from 10.5 million in the corresponding period of 2013.
  • Monthly Paying Users were 332,000, an increase of 2.5% from 324,000 in the previous quarter or an increase of 35.0% from 246,000 in the corresponding period of 2013.
  • Monthly Average Revenue Per User ("ARPU") was RMB158, compared to RMB163 in the previous quarter or RMB174 in the corresponding period of 2013.
  • Number of Rooms was 29,449, an increase of 3.7% from 28,411 in the previous quarter or an increase of 19.7% from 24,609 in the corresponding period of 2013.
  • Number of Hosts was 38,448, an increase of 0.4% from 38,303 in the previous quarter or an increase of 22.2% from 31,467 in the corresponding period of 2013.

"The past quarter was an exciting period for Tian Ge marked by our successful listing on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange," stated Mr. Mike Fu, Chairman and CEO of Tian Ge. "In addition, we also made significant progress in expanding and developing our business, focusing on initiatives to grow user engagement across our nine live social video communities."

"Our second quarter and first half financial performance was driven by strong growth in the number of active and paying users on our live social community platform, and by our investment in mobile gaming. Going forward, we intend to leverage our strong position in music and entertainment and large user base to expand into new content genres including finance, health, live social video embedded games, and e-commerce."

First Half 2014 Financial Results

Revenues

For the first half of 2014, the Company registered 32.5% year-over-year ("YoY") growth in revenues to RMB344.3 million, driven by continued solid growth of our live social video platform, and from the launch of Tian Ge's first mobile game "Three Kingdoms" in the second half of 2013, which began to generate significant revenues in the first half of 2014. Revenues from our Live Social Video Platform increased 24.6% YoY, led by an approximate 35% growth in our monthly paying users and partially offset by a moderate 9% decline in our monthly ARPU.

Cost of Revenues and Gross Margins

Cost of revenues increased 78.9% to RMB54.1million in the first half of 2014 as compared with the corresponding period in 2013. The increase in cost of revenue for the first half of 2014 was primarily due to the higher costs related to launch and operation of our mobile game "Three Kingdoms". Gross margins for our Game and other revenues are lower than our live social video platform. As a result, gross margin for the first half of 2014 was 84.3%, compared with 88.4% in the corresponding period.

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Pursuant to the Circular on the Pilot Practice of Levying VAT in Place of Business Tax for the Telecommunication Industry (Caishui #43, 2014) jointly issued by the Ministry of Finance and the State Administration of Taxation, revenue from operation of live social video communities, interactive social video games was subject to VAT since June 1, 2014, and the applicable tax rate was 6%. After that, majority revenue of the Company is subject to the VAT instead of the business tax, which will have a downward impact on reported net revenues and our cost of revenues.

Selling & Marketing Expenses

Selling and marketing expenses increased by 23.2% year over year to RMB94.8 million for the first half of 2014 from RMB77.0 million in the corresponding period in 2013, primarily due to the increase of promotion and advertising expenses.

Administrative Expenses

Administrative expenses increased by 221.2% year over year to RMB69.6 million for the first half of 2014 from RMB21.7 million in the corresponding period in 2013, primarily due to the impact of RMB31.9 million of listing expenses related to our IPO and increase of share-based compensation expenses.

Research & Development Expenses

Research and development expenses increased by 7.6% year over year to RMB34.0 million for the first half of 2014 from RMB31.6 million in the corresponding period in 2013, primarily due to the increase in share-based compensation expenses.

Operating Profit

Operating profit decreased by 5.7% year over year to RMB105.9 million for the first half of 2014 from RMB112.3 million in the corresponding period in 2013, primarily due to the impact of RMB31.9million of listing expenses related to our IPO. Excluding the effect of listing expenses, operating profit would have increased YoY.

Operating profit also includes an increase in share-based compensation expenses to RMB13.5million for the first half 2014 compared with RMB3.0million for corresponding period in 2013, largely related to "Pre-IPO RSU Scheme" adopted on May 22, 2014 as disclosed in our Global Offering prospectus dated June 25, 2014.

Adjusted EBITDA

Adjusted EBITDA increased by 30.3% to RMB158.7 million from RMB121.8 million in the corresponding period of 2013. Adjusted EBITDA margin was 46.1%, compared to 46.9% in the corresponding period of 2013. Adjusted EBITDA represents operating profit adjusted to exclude share-based compensation expenses, listing expenses, depreciation and amortization. The Company believes that these non-IFRS measures provide useful information to help investors and others understand and evaluate the Company's consolidated results of operations in the same manner as management and in comparing financial results across accounting periods and to those of our peer companies.

Impact of Convertible Redeemable Preferred Shares

As disclosed and discussed in our recent Global Offering prospectus dated June 25, 2014 and in accordance with IFRS reporting standards, we incurred a fair value loss of convertible redeemable preferred shares of RMB185.9 million and RMB260.5 million for the six months ended June 30, 2013 and 2014, respectively. The loss and changes in fair value are the result of the continued increase in the equity value of the Company. Upon completion of the IPO, these convertible redeemable preferred shares had automatically converted into Ordinary shares on a one-to-one basis and there will be no fair value gain or loss associated with these shares after December 31, 2014.

Adjusted Net Profit and Earnings Per Share

For the first half 2014, adjusted net profit increased by 31.1% to RMB131.7 million from RMB100.5 in year ago period. Adjusted diluted earnings per share increased to RMB0.14 from RMB0.10.

Adjusted Net Profit and Adjusted diluted earnings per share is not defined under IFRS, and eliminates the effect of non-cash fair value changes of convertible redeemable preferred shares, non-cash gains on repurchase of preferred shares, dividends related to redeemable preferred shares, listing expenses and non-cash share based compensation expenses.

Balance Sheet

As of June 30, 2014, the Company had cash, cash equivalents, and available for sale financial assets in the aggregate amount of RMB448.1million. The amount does not reflect net proceeds from the IPO in July 2014 of HKD$1,725.0 million (after the exercise of the over-allotment option and after deducting the underwriting fees and commissions and other estimated expenses payable by the Company in connection with the global offering). The Company did not have any term deposits with initial terms over three months as of June 30, 2014, and adopts conservative treasure policies in cash and financial management, and does not use any financial instruments for hedging purposes.

As of June 30, 2014, the Company had bank borrowings of RMB172.3million, which were pledged by restricted bank deposits of RMB187.0million. Restricted cash are RMB denominated restricted deposits held at bank as a pledge for corresponding USD denominated bank borrowings.

Capital Expenditures

For the six months ended June 30, 2014, our capital expenditures were approximately RMB63million, and includes RMB45million related to purchasing of platform licenses, RMB6million related to decorations of our office space, and RMB8million related to pre-payment of new office space located in Shanghai, and RMB4million related to other office equipment, servers, etc.

Recent Developments

  • In July 2014, Tian Ge successfully completed its Hong Kong initial public offering and listing of 1,217.1 million shares on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange under the ticker symbol "1980.HK".
  • As of August 1, 2014, after the Completion of the Company's Hong Kong Exchange listing and overallotment of shares, the total number of shares of the Company in issue were 1,262.7 million.
  • As a result, net proceeds that the Company received from the IPO were HKD$1,725.0 million (after the exercise of the over-allotment option and after deducting the underwriting fees and commissions and other estimated expenses payable by the Company in connection with the global offering).
  • In July and August 2014, Tian Ge began beta-testing a new live social video-embedded game. This new product will allow gamers to interact, play and exchange gifts with other gamers and hosts through the Company's embedded real-time video window.

Conference Call Information

The Company will host a conference call at 8:00 a.m. ET on August 27, 2014 (8:00 p.m. Beijing Time on August 27, 2014) to review the Company's financial results and answer questions. You may access the live interactive call via:

  • 1-877-870-4263 (U.S. Toll Free)
  • 1-412-317-0790 (International)
  • 1-855-669-9657 (Canada Toll Free)
  • 800-905945 (Hong Kong Toll Free)
  • 4001-201203 (China South Toll Free)
  • 4001-201203 (China North Toll Free)

Please dial-in approximately 5 minutes in advance to facilitate a timely start.

A replay will be available until 9:00 p.m. ET on September 2, 2014 and may be accessed via:

  • 1-877-344-7529 (U.S. Toll Free)
  • 1-412-317-0088 (International)
  • Replay Access Code: 10051535

A live and archived webcast of the call will be available on the Company's website at http://www.tiange.com/enInvestor/Index1.html.

About Tian Ge

Tian Ge develops and operates innovative real-time video technologies that empower users to engage and interact with each other through video, voice, text and exchange of virtual items. The Company's mission is to bring optimism and joy to the masses through live social video interaction. Tian Ge was founded in Hangzhou, China in 2008 and went public on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange in July 2014.

The Company currently operates eight "many-to-many" live social video communities, including 9158 Video Community and Sina Show, the two primary communities; and one "one-to-many" community, Sina Showcase. Tian Ge's users are able to meet and stay connected with others who share similar backgrounds, interests, cultures and dialects.

The Company's communities offer a diverse range of room genres including music, talk show, social networking, finance and education. Users join and engage in real-time activities including karaoke, birthday parties, talent contests, and annual celebrations.

For more information, please visit www.tiange.com

For enquiries, please contact:

Kenneth Ke
Tel: +86 571 8832 3560
Email: IR@tiange.com


Non-IFRS Financial Measures Adjusted Net Profit and EBITDA

To supplement our consolidated results of the Company prepared in accordance with IFRS, adjusted net profit and adjusted EBITDA are used as additional financial measures. These financial measures are presented because they are used by management to evaluate operating performance. The Company also believes that these non-IFRS measures provide useful information to help investors and others understand and evaluate the Company's consolidated results of operations in the same manner as management and in comparing financial results `across accounting periods and to those of our peer companies.

Forward-Looking Statements

This press release contains forward-looking statements relating to the business outlook, forecast business plans and growth strategies of the Company. These forward-looking statements are based on information currently available to the Company and are stated herein on the basis of the outlook at the time of this press release. They are based on certain expectations, assumptions and premises, some of which are subjective or beyond the Company's control. These forward-looking statements may prove to be incorrect and may not be realized in future. Underlying the forward-looking statements is a large number of risks and uncertainties. Further information regarding these risks and uncertainties is included in the Company's other public disclosure documents available on the corporate website.



Condensed Consolidated Statements of Comprehensive Income
in RMB '000s (unless otherwise stated)



Unaudited



Six months ended June 30,



2014


2013



RMB'000


RMB'000












Revenue

344,257


259,777


Cost of revenue

(54,054)


(30,211)


Gross profit

290,203


229,566







Selling and marketing expenses

(94,824)


(76,952)


Administrative expenses

(69,614)


(21,670)


Research and development expenses

(33,977)


(31,579)


Other gains, net

14,077


12,903


Operating profit

105,865


112,268







Finance income

2,993


34,624


Finance costs

(1,839)


(35,804)


Finance income / (costs), net

1,154


(1,180)


Fair value loss of convertible redeemable preferred shares

(260,502)


(185,942)







Loss before income tax

(153,483)


(74,854)







Income tax expense

(20,693)


(17,086)







Loss for the period

(174,176)


(91,940)







Other comprehensive (loss) / income





Item that may be reclassified subsequently to profit or loss :





Currency translation differences

(6,169)


8,921







Total comprehensive loss for the period

(180,345)


(83,019)







Loss attributable to:





- Shareholders of the Company

(174,353)


(91,940)


- Non-controlling interests

177


-



(174,176)


(91,940)







Total comprehensive loss attributable to:





- Shareholders of the Company

(180,522)


(83,019)


- Non-controlling interests

177


-



(180,345)


(83,019)







Loss per share (expressed in RMB per share)





- Basic

(0.27)


(0.14)


- Diluted

(0.27)


(0.14)







Dividends

-


89,739
















Condensed Consolidated Statements of Financial Position
in RMB '000s (unless otherwise stated)


Unaudited


Audited


June 30, 2014


December 31, 2013


RMB'000


RMB'000

Assets




Non-current assets




Property and equipment

122,920


16,736

Intangible assets

49,003


5,864

Investment in associates

3,196


4,900

Available-for-sale financial assets

2,300


2,300

Prepayments and other receivables

23,691


110,737

Deferred income tax assets

23,254


24,348

Restricted cash

87,000


87,000


311,364


251,885

Current assets




Trade receivables

21,117


20,804

Prepayments and other receivables

41,239


66,788

Available-for-sale financial assets

382,525


278,140

Term deposits with initial term over 3 months

-


21,873

Cash and cash equivalents

65,553


171,896

Restricted cash

100,000


33,000


610,434


592,501

Total assets

921,798


844,386





Equity




Equity attribute to shareholders of the Company




Share capital

46


42

Shares held for RSU Scheme

(4)


-

Reserves

212,749


205,408

Accumulated deficits

(468,359)


(294,006)


(255,568)


(88,556)

Non-controlling interests

5,074


4,897





Total deficits

(250,494)


(83,659)





Liabilities




Non-current liabilities




Borrowings

79,986


79,260

Convertible redeemable preferred shares

813,757


548,471

Deferred income tax liabilities

482


595


894,225


628,326

Current liabilities




Trade payables

28,480


13,883

Other payables and accruals

79,923


114,631

Income tax liabilities

42,530


42,532

Dividend payable

-


74,161

Borrowings

92,292


30,485

Customer advance and deferred revenue

34,842


24,027


278,067


299,719





Total liabilities

1,172,292


928,045





Total equity and liabilities

921,798


844,386





Net current assets

332,367


292,782





Total assets less current liabilities

643,731


544,667

Non-IFRS Profit Disclosure
in RMB '000s (unless otherwise stated)


Unaudited


Three months ended


Six months ended


30-Jun-14

31-Mar-14


30-Jun-14

30-Jun-13

(in RMB 000's)






Reconciliation to non-IFRS Net Income






Net Profit/(Loss)

(201,605)

27,429


(174,176)

(91,940)

Share-based compensation expense

12,460

1,050


13,510

2,997

Listing expense

20,269

11,596


31,865

-

Gain on repurchase of preferred shares

-

-


-

(32,284)

Dividend appropriation to preferred shareholders

-

-


-

35,769

Fair value loss of convertible redeemable preferred shares and redeemable ordinary shares

237,517

22,985


260,502

185,942

Non-IFRS Net Income

68,641

63,060


131,701

100,484

SOURCE Tian Ge Interactive Holdings Limited

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