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51job, Inc. Reports Fourth Quarter and Fiscal Year 2019 Financial Results

SHANGHAI, March 16, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- 51job, Inc. (Nasdaq: JOBS) ("51job" or the "Company"), a leading provider of integrated human resource services in China, announced today its unaudited financial results for the fourth quarter and fiscal year of 2019 ended December 31, 2019.

Fourth Quarter 2019 Financial Highlights:

  • Net revenues increased 1.3% over Q4 2018 to RMB1,135.6 million (US$163.1 million)
  • Online recruitment services revenues decreased 5.0%
  • Other human resource related revenues increased 10.0%
  • Income from operations was RMB395.3 million (US$56.8 million)
  • Fully diluted earnings per share was RMB3.67 (US$0.53)
  • Excluding share-based compensation expense, loss from foreign currency translation, change in fair value of equity securities investment and impairment of long-term investments, as well as the related tax effect of these items, non-GAAP adjusted fully diluted earnings per share was RMB6.33 (US$0.91)

Fiscal Year 2019 Financial Highlights:

  • Net revenues increased 5.8% over 2018 to RMB4,000.0 million (US$574.6 million)
  • Online recruitment services revenues increased 1.6%
  • Other human resource related revenues increased 13.2%
  • Income from operations increased 4.8% over 2018 to RMB1,205.8 million (US$173.2 million)
  • Operating margin was 30.1% compared with 30.4% in 2018
  • Fully diluted earnings per share was RMB7.98 (US$1.15)
  • Excluding share-based compensation expense, gain from foreign currency translation, changes in fair value of equity securities investment and convertible senior notes, and impairment of long-term investments, as well as the related tax effect of these items, non-GAAP adjusted fully diluted earnings per share was RMB22.24 (US$3.19)

Commenting on the results, Rick Yan, President and Chief Executive Officer of 51job, said, "Through disciplined execution of our strategic plan in a year of high economic uncertainty and tough market conditions, we are pleased to have maintained growth and delivered profitable returns in 2019.  We continued to uplift average spending by employers on our many online recruitment platforms and to improve cross-selling of other HR services to the customer base.  We also further expanded 51job's HR ecosystem with more products, technologies and partners that we believe bring exciting new monetization opportunities and enhance our growth trajectory over the long term.  Although the impact of the coronavirus outbreak has led to a disruptive start to 2020 and significantly affected current visibility, our solid business fundamentals and ample financial resources will enable us to navigate through this challenging period, and we will continue to push forward with initiatives that strengthen our competitiveness and leadership in the HR industry for the future."

Fourth Quarter 2019 Unaudited Financial Results

Net revenues for the fourth quarter ended December 31, 2019 were RMB1,135.6 million (US$163.1 million), an increase of 1.3% from RMB1,120.5 million for the same quarter in 2018.

Online recruitment services revenues for the fourth quarter of 2019 were RMB613.4 million (US$88.1 million), representing a 5.0% decrease from RMB646.0 million for the same quarter of the prior year.  The decline was due to weak macroeconomic conditions and soft hiring demand in China in 2019.  The estimated number of unique employers utilizing the Company's online services decreased 13.1% to 298,462 in the fourth quarter of 2019 compared with 343,405 for the same quarter of the prior year, primarily due to reduced recruitment need or inactivity expressed by employers.  However, average revenue per unique employer increased 9.3% in the fourth quarter of 2019 as compared with the same quarter in 2018, driven by the Company's up-selling efforts and focus on sales opportunities with larger-sized customer accounts.  The estimated number of unique employers in the fourth quarter of 2019 reflects those employers currently assigned a unique identification number in the Company's management information systems and does not include employers utilizing Lagou.com.

Other human resource related revenues for the fourth quarter of 2019 increased 10.0% to RMB522.2 million (US$75.0 million) from RMB474.6 million for the same quarter in 2018.  The increase was primarily due to greater usage and growth of seasonal campus recruitment, business process outsourcing, training and assessment services.

Gross profit for the fourth quarter of 2019 was RMB757.5 million (US$108.8 million) compared with RMB778.9 million for the same quarter of the prior year.  Gross margin, which is gross profit as a percentage of net revenues, was 66.7% in the fourth quarter of 2019 compared with 69.5% for the same quarter in 2018.  The increase in cost of services was primarily due to higher employee compensation expenses, seasonal staff additions and greater offline costs, such as venue rental and event decoration, incurred in providing on-site campus recruitment services to employers in the fourth quarter of 2019.

Operating expenses for the fourth quarter of 2019 increased 2.5% to RMB362.2 million (US$52.0 million) from RMB353.4 million for the same quarter in 2018.  Sales and marketing expenses for the fourth quarter of 2019 decreased 1.8% to RMB260.0 million (US$37.4 million) from RMB264.8 million for the same quarter of the prior year primarily due to a decrease in performance-based bonuses and selling expenses, which was partially offset by higher advertising expenses.  General and administrative expenses for the fourth quarter of 2019 increased 15.3% to RMB102.1 million (US$14.7 million) from RMB88.6 million for the same quarter of the prior year primarily due to a larger provision for doubtful accounts and higher share-based compensation expense.

Income from operations for the fourth quarter of 2019 decreased 7.1% to RMB395.3 million (US$56.8 million) from RMB425.5 million for the fourth quarter of 2018.  Operating margin, which is income from operations as a percentage of net revenues, was 34.8% in the fourth quarter of 2019 compared with 38.0% for the same quarter in 2018.  Excluding share-based compensation expense, operating margin would have been 37.8% in the fourth quarter of 2019 compared with 40.5% for the same quarter in 2018.

The Company recognized a loss from foreign currency translation of RMB5.8 million (US$0.8 million) in the fourth quarter of 2019 compared with RMB0.8 million in the fourth quarter of 2018 primarily due to the impact of the change in exchange rate between the Renminbi and the U.S. dollar on the Company's U.S. dollar cash deposits.

In the fourth quarter of 2019, the Company recognized a mark-to-market, non-cash loss of RMB42.4 million (US$6.1 million) associated with a change in fair value of equity securities investment in Huali University Group Limited, which completed an initial public offering in November 2019 and is traded on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange.

In the fourth quarter of 2019, the Company assessed and determined that the business prospects and value of its investment in a provider of on-demand work opportunities warranted an impairment. The Company recorded an impairment amount of RMB98.3 million (US$14.1 million).

Other income in the fourth quarter of 2019 included local government financial subsidies of RMB7.5 million (US$1.1 million) compared with RMB17.9 million in the fourth quarter of 2018.

Net income attributable to 51job for the fourth quarter of 2019 was RMB249.5 million (US$35.8 million) compared with RMB856.3 million for the same quarter in 2018.  Fully diluted earnings per share for the fourth quarter of 2019 was RMB3.67 (US$0.53) compared with RMB6.22 for the same quarter in 2018.

In the fourth quarter of 2019, total share-based compensation expense was RMB34.1 million (US$4.9 million) compared with RMB27.9 million in the fourth quarter of 2018.

Excluding share-based compensation expense, loss from foreign currency translation, changes in fair value of equity securities investment and convertible senior notes, and impairment of long-term investments, as well as the related tax effect of these items, non-GAAP adjusted net income attributable to 51job for the fourth quarter of 2019 was RMB430.1 million (US$61.8 million) compared with RMB436.1 million for the fourth quarter of 2018.  Non-GAAP adjusted fully diluted earnings per share was RMB6.33 (US$0.91) in the fourth quarter of 2019 compared with RMB6.67 in the fourth quarter of 2018.

Fiscal Year 2019 Unaudited Financial Results

Net revenues in 2019 were RMB4,000.0 million (US$574.6 million), an increase of 5.8% from RMB3,781.9 million in 2018.

Online recruitment services revenues in 2019 were RMB2,471.2 million (US$355.0 million), representing a 1.6% increase from RMB2,431.9 million in 2018.  Average revenue per unique employer increased 16.7% in 2019 primarily due to successful up-selling efforts that resulted in greater spending by larger-sized customer accounts.  Due to weak macroeconomic conditions in China as well as the Company's strategic decision to focus on higher potential employers, moderate new user additions and terminate coverage of certain smaller-sized customer accounts in 2019, the estimated number of unique employers using the Company's online recruitment services decreased 12.9% to 422,458 in 2019 from 485,008 in 2018.  An employer who purchases online services multiple times or in multiple quarters throughout the fiscal year is counted as one unique employer for the annual total.  The estimated number of unique employers in 2019 reflects those employers currently assigned a unique identification number in the Company's management information systems and does not include employers utilizing Lagou.com.

Other human resource related revenues in 2019 grew 13.2% to RMB1,528.8 million (US$219.6 million) from RMB1,350.0 million in 2018, primarily due to greater customer adoption of business process outsourcing, training, assessment and campus recruitment services.

Income from operations in 2019 increased 4.8% to RMB1,205.8 million (US$173.2 million) from RMB1,150.2 million in 2018. Operating margin was 30.1% in 2019 compared with 30.4% in 2018.  Excluding share-based compensation expense, operating margin would have been 33.3% in 2019 compared with 33.2% in 2018.

Net income attributable to 51job in 2019 was RMB532.3 million (US$76.5 million) compared with RMB1,252.3 million in 2018.  Fully diluted earnings per share in 2019 was RMB7.98 (US$1.15) compared with RMB19.82 in 2018.

Excluding share-based compensation expense, gain/loss from foreign currency translation, changes in fair value of equity securities investment and convertible senior notes, and impairment of long-term investments, as well as the related tax effect of these items, non-GAAP adjusted net income attributable to 51job in 2019 increased 8.2% to RMB1,483.3 million (US$213.1 million) from RMB1,370.5 million in 2018.  Non-GAAP adjusted fully diluted earnings per share was RMB22.24 (US$3.19) in 2019 compared with RMB20.94 in 2018.

As of December 31, 2019, cash and short-term investments totaled RMB9,940.6 million (US$1,427.9 million) compared with RMB8,834.2 million as of December 31, 2018.

Business Outlook

Based on current market and operating conditions which have been significantly impacted by the extended Chinese New Year holiday period and the coronavirus outbreak, the Company's net revenues target for the first quarter of 2020 is in the estimated range of RMB725 million to RMB775 million (US$104.1 million to US$111.3 million). Guidance for earnings per share is provided on a non-GAAP basis due to the inherent difficulty in forecasting the future impact of certain items, such as gain/loss from foreign currency translation and change in fair value of equity securities investment.  The Company is not able to provide a reconciliation of these non-GAAP items to expected reported GAAP earnings per share, without unreasonable efforts, due to the unknown effect and potential significance of such future impact.  Excluding share-based compensation expense, any gain or loss from foreign currency translation and any change in fair value of equity securities investment, as well as the related tax effect of these items, the Company's non-GAAP fully diluted earnings target for the first quarter of 2020 is in the estimated range of RMB1.70 to RMB2.20 (US$0.24 to US$0.32) per share.  The Company expects total share-based compensation expense in the first quarter of 2020 to be in the estimated range of RMB36 million to RMB38 million (US$5.2 million to US$5.5 million).

Completed Investments

As first disclosed in the Company's third quarter 2019 financial results press release, the Company has completed transactions to acquire minority equity interests in the following companies in the fourth quarter of 2019: (i) US$80.0 million for a 17.5% equity interest in CDP Holdings, Ltd., a leading provider of human capital management services delivered through a cloud-based technology platform in China; (ii) HKD225.0 million for a 5.7% equity interest in Huali University Group Limited, a leading large-scale private higher education and vocational education group in South China that is listed on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange; and (iii) US$2.8 million in Fountain, a leading recruiting platform that focuses on gig and hourly service workers within the on-demand labor market in the United States.  These transactions were funded from the Company's existing cash resources.

Presentation and Reclassification of Government Surcharges

Beginning January 1, 2019, the Company's presentation of government surcharges has changed, and government surcharges have been included in cost of services.  The prior year's amount of government surcharges has been reclassified to conform with the current year's presentation.  This reclassification had no effect on the reported results in the consolidated statements of operations and comprehensive income.

Currency Convenience Translation

For the convenience of readers, certain Renminbi amounts have been translated into U.S. dollar amounts at the rate of RMB6.9618 to US$1.00, the noon buying rate on December 31, 2019 in New York for cable transfers of Renminbi as set forth in the H.10 weekly statistical release of the Federal Reserve Board.

Conference Call Information

The Company's management will hold a conference call at 9:00 p.m. Eastern Time on March 16, 2020 (9:00 a.m. Beijing / Hong Kong time zone on March 17, 2020) to discuss its fourth quarter and fiscal year 2019 financial results, operating performance and business outlook.  To dial in to the call, please use the following telephone numbers:

US: +1-888-346-8982
International: +1-412-902-4272
Hong Kong: +852-3018-4992
Conference ID: 51job

The call will also be available live and on replay through 51job's investor relations website, http://ir.51job.com.

Use of Non-GAAP Financial Measures

To supplement the consolidated financial statements presented in accordance with United States Generally Accepted Accounting Principles ("GAAP"), 51job uses non-GAAP financial measures of income before income tax expense, income tax expense, adjusted net income, adjusted net income attributable to 51job and adjusted earnings per share, which are adjusted from results based on GAAP to exclude share-based compensation expense, gain/loss from foreign currency translation, changes in fair value of equity securities investment and convertible senior notes, and impairment of long-term investments, as well as the related tax effect of these items.  The Company believes excluding share-based compensation expense and its related tax effect from its non-GAAP financial measures is useful for its management and investors to assess and analyze the Company's core operating results as such expense is not directly attributable to the underlying performance of the Company's business operations and do not impact its cash earnings.  The Company believes excluding gain/loss from foreign currency translation, changes in fair value of equity securities investment and convertible senior notes, and impairment of long-term investments, as well as the related tax effect, from its non-GAAP financial measures is useful for its management and investors as such translation, mark-to-market gain/loss or impairment is not indicative of the Company's core business operations and will not result in cash settlement nor impact the Company's cash earnings.  51job also believes these non-GAAP financial measures excluding share-based compensation expense, gain/loss from foreign currency translation, changes in fair value of equity securities investment and convertible senior notes, and impairment of long-term investments, as well as the related tax effect of these items, are important in helping investors to understand the Company's current financial performance and future prospects and to compare business trends among different reporting periods on a consistent basis.  The presentation of these additional measures should not be considered a substitute for or superior to GAAP results or as being comparable to results reported or forecasted by other companies.  The non-GAAP measures have been reconciled to GAAP measures in the attached financial statements.

About 51job

Founded in 1998, 51job is a leading provider of integrated human resource services in China.  With a comprehensive suite of HR solutions, 51job meets the needs of enterprises and job seekers through the entire talent management cycle, from initial recruitment to employee retention and career development.  The Company's main online recruitment platforms (http://www.51job.com, http://www.yingjiesheng.com, http://www.51jingying.com, http://www.lagou.com, and http://www.51mdd.com), as well as mobile applications, connect millions of people with employment opportunities every day.  51job also provides a number of other value-added HR services, including business process outsourcing, training, professional assessment, campus recruitment, executive search and compensation analysis.  51job has a call center in Wuhan and a nationwide network of sales and service locations spanning 37 cities across China.

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," "future," "intends," "plans," "believes," "estimates," "targets, "confident" and similar statements. Among other things, statements that are not historical facts, including statements about 51job's beliefs and expectations, the business outlook and quotations from management in this announcement, as well as 51job's strategic and operational plans, are or contain forward-looking statements.  51job may also make written or oral forward-looking statements in its periodic reports 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.  All forward-looking statements are based upon management's expectations at the time of the statements and 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: execution of 51job's strategies and business plans; behavioral and operational changes of enterprises in meeting their human resource needs as they respond to evolving social, political, regulatory and financial conditions in China; introduction by competitors of new or enhanced products or services; price competition in the market for the various human resource services that 51job provides in China; acceptance of new products and services developed or introduced by 51job outside of the human resources industry; risks related to acquisitions or investments 51job has made or will make in the future; accounting adjustments that may occur during the quarterly or annual close or auditing process; fluctuations in the value of the Renminbi against the U.S. dollar and other currencies; and fluctuations in general economic and business conditions in China, including the impact of the coronavirus.  Further information regarding these and other risks are included in 51job's filings with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission.  All information provided in this press release and in the attachments is as of the date of the press release and based on assumptions that 51job believes to be reasonable as of this date, and 51job undertakes no obligation to update any forward-looking statement, except as required under applicable law.

Contact:

Linda Chien
Investor Relations
51job, Inc.
+86-21-6879-6250
ir@51job.com

51job, Inc.

Consolidated Statements of Operations and Comprehensive Income








For the Three Months Ended


December 31, 2018


December 31, 2019


December 31, 2019

(In thousands, except share and per share data)

(unaudited)


(unaudited)


(unaudited)


RMB


RMB


US$ (Note 1)







Revenues:






   Online recruitment services

645,952


613,385


88,107

   Other human resource related revenues

474,550


522,234


75,014







Net revenues (Note 2)

1,120,502


1,135,619


163,121

Cost of services (Note 3)

(341,635)


(378,148)


(54,318)







Gross profit

778,867


757,471


108,803







Operating expenses:






   Sales and marketing (Note 4)

(264,775)


(260,039)


(37,352)

   General and administrative (Note 5)

(88,614)


(102,135)


(14,671)







Total operating expenses

(353,389)


(362,174)


(52,023)







Income from operations

425,478


395,297


56,780







Loss from foreign currency translation

(776)


(5,836)


(838)

Interest and investment income, net

34,585


49,214


7,069

Change in fair value of equity securities investment


(42,410)


(6,092)

Change in fair value of convertible senior notes

448,868



Impairment of long-term investments


(98,277)


(14,117)

Other income, net

17,692


7,486


1,075







Income before income tax expense

925,847


305,474


43,877

Income tax expense

(71,369)


(57,630)


(8,278)







Net income

854,478


247,844


35,599

Net loss attributable to non-controlling interests

1,858


1,705


245







Net income attributable to 51job, Inc.

856,336


249,549


35,844







Net income

854,478


247,844


35,599

Other comprehensive income (loss)

137,877


(107)


(15)







Total comprehensive income

992,355


247,737


35,584







Earnings per share:






   Basic

13.92


3.75


0.54

   Diluted (Note 6)

6.22


3.67


0.53







Weighted average number of common shares outstanding:






   Basic

61,515,021


66,496,966


66,496,966

   Diluted

66,869,587


67,980,040


67,980,040













Notes:






(1) The conversion of Renminbi amounts into U.S. dollar amounts is based on the noon buying rate of RMB6.9618

to US$1.00 on December 31, 2019 in New York for cable transfers of Renminbi as set forth in the H.10 weekly

statistical release of the Federal Reserve Board.

(2) Beginning January 1, 2019, government surcharges have been included in cost of services. The prior year's amount

of government surcharges has been reclassified to conform with the current year's presentation.  This reclassification

had no effect on the reported results in the consolidated statements of operations and comprehensive income.

(3) Includes share-based compensation expense of RMB4,709 and RMB5,511 (US$792) for the three months ended 

December 31, 2018 and 2019, respectively.

(4) Includes share-based compensation expense of RMB4,048 and RMB4,738 (US$680) for the three months ended

December 31, 2018 and 2019, respectively.

(5) Includes share-based compensation expense of RMB19,142 and RMB23,804 (US$3,419) for the three months ended

December 31, 2018 and 2019, respectively.

(6) Diluted earnings per share for the three months ended December 31, 2018 was calculated in accordance with the

"if converted" method. This included the add-back of interest expense of RMB9,701, subtraction of change in fair value

of convertible senior notes of RMB448,868, and subtraction of foreign currency translation gain of RMB1,292

related to the convertible senior notes to the numerator of net income attributable to 51job, and the addition of the

maximum number of 4,035,672 potentially converted shares related to the convertible senior notes to the denominator

of diluted common shares for the three months ended December 31, 2018.

 

 

51job, Inc.

Consolidated Statements of Operations and Comprehensive Income








For the Year Ended


December 31, 2018


December 31, 2019


December 31, 2019

(In thousands, except share and per share data)

(unaudited)


(unaudited)


(unaudited)


RMB


RMB


US$ (Note 1)







Revenues:






   Online recruitment services

2,431,898


2,471,179


354,963

   Other human resource related revenues

1,350,048


1,528,846


219,605







Net revenues (Note 2)

3,781,946


4,000,025


574,568

Cost of services (Note 3)

(1,081,011)


(1,221,935)


(175,520)







Gross profit

2,700,935


2,778,090


399,048







Operating expenses:






   Sales and marketing (Note 4)

(1,197,178)


(1,188,233)


(170,679)

   General and administrative (Note 5)

(353,557)


(384,072)


(55,168)







Total operating expenses

(1,550,735)


(1,572,305)


(225,847)







Income from operations

1,150,200


1,205,785


173,201







Gain (Loss) from foreign currency translation

(112,353)


67,881


9,750

Interest and investment income, net

113,673


175,584


25,221

Change in fair value of equity securities investment


(42,410)


(6,092)

Change in fair value of convertible senior notes

99,079


(752,073)


(108,029)

Impairment of long-term investments


(98,277)


(14,117)

Gain from sale of long-term investments

61,070



Other income, net

175,206


205,602


29,533







Income before income tax expense

1,486,875


762,092


109,467

Income tax expense

(242,434)


(235,890)


(33,883)







Net income

1,244,441


526,202


75,584

Net loss attributable to non-controlling interests

7,878


6,116


879







Net income attributable to 51job, Inc.

1,252,319


532,318


76,463







Net income

1,244,441


526,202


75,584

Other comprehensive income

117,238


339


49







Total comprehensive income

1,361,679


526,541


75,633







Earnings per share:






   Basic

20.42


8.18


1.17

   Diluted (Note 6)

19.82


7.98


1.15







Weighted average number of common shares outstanding:






   Basic

61,318,292


65,049,597


65,049,597

   Diluted

63,175,483


66,683,457


66,683,457













Notes:






(1) The conversion of Renminbi amounts into U.S. dollar amounts is based on the noon buying rate of RMB6.9618

to US$1.00 on December 31, 2019 in New York for cable transfers of Renminbi as set forth in the H.10 weekly

statistical release of the Federal Reserve Board.

(2) Beginning January 1, 2019, government surcharges have been included in cost of services. The prior year's amount

of government surcharges has been reclassified to conform with the current year's presentation.  This reclassification

had no effect on the reported results in the consolidated statements of operations and comprehensive income.

(3) Includes share-based compensation expense of RMB16,316 and RMB20,189 (US$2,900) for the year ended 

December 31, 2018 and 2019, respectively.

(4) Includes share-based compensation expense of RMB14,026 and RMB17,356 (US$2,493) for the year ended

December 31, 2018 and 2019, respectively.

(5) Includes share-based compensation expense of RMB74,623 and RMB88,604 (US$12,727) for the year ended

December 31, 2018 and 2019, respectively.

(6) Diluted earnings per share for the year ended December 31, 2018 was calculated in accordance with the

"if converted" method. The potential conversion of the convertible senior notes was excluded in the computation of

diluted earnings per share for the year ended December 31, 2018 because the effect would be anti-dilutive.

On April 15, 2019, the convertible senior notes matured, and the note holders requested the conversion of the

senior notes into 4,035,664 shares.

 

 

51job, Inc.

Reconciliation of GAAP and Non-GAAP Results








For the Three Months Ended


December 31, 2018


December 31, 2019


December 31, 2019

(In thousands, except share and per share data)

(unaudited)


(unaudited)


(unaudited)


RMB


RMB


US$ (Note 1)







GAAP income before income tax expense

925,847


305,474


43,877

Add back: Share-based compensation

27,899


34,053


4,891

Add back: Loss from foreign currency translation

776


5,836


838

Add back: Change in fair value of equity securities investment


42,410


6,092

Add back: Change in fair value of convertible senior notes

(448,868)



Add back: Impairment of long-term investments


98,277


14,117

Non-GAAP income before income tax expense

505,654


486,050


69,815







GAAP income tax expense

(71,369)


(57,630)


(8,278)

Tax effect of non-GAAP line items

(78)


(56)


(8)

Non-GAAP income tax expense

(71,447)


(57,686)


(8,286)







Non-GAAP adjusted net income

434,207


428,364


61,529







Non-GAAP adjusted net income attributable to 51job, Inc.

436,065


430,069


61,774







Non-GAAP adjusted earnings per share:






   Basic

7.09


6.47


0.93

   Diluted (Note 2)

6.67


6.33


0.91







Weighted average number of common shares outstanding:






   Basic

61,515,021


66,496,966


66,496,966

   Diluted

66,869,587


67,980,040


67,980,040








For the Year Ended


December 31, 2018


December 31, 2019


December 31, 2019

(In thousands, except share and per share data)

(unaudited)


(unaudited)


(unaudited)


RMB


RMB


US$ (Note 1)







GAAP income before income tax expense

1,486,875


762,092


109,467

Add back: Share-based compensation

104,965


126,149


18,120

Add back: (Gain) Loss from foreign currency translation

112,353


(67,881)


(9,750)

Add back: Change in fair value of equity securities investment


42,410


6,092

Add back: Change in fair value of convertible senior notes

(99,079)


752,073


108,029

Add back: Impairment of long-term investments


98,277


14,117

Non-GAAP income before income tax expense

1,605,114


1,713,120


246,075







GAAP income tax expense

(242,434)


(235,890)


(33,883)

Tax effect of non-GAAP line items

(32)


(36)


(5)

Non-GAAP income tax expense

(242,466)


(235,926)


(33,888)







Non-GAAP adjusted net income

1,362,648


1,477,194


212,187







Non-GAAP adjusted net income attributable to 51job, Inc.

1,370,526


1,483,310


213,066







Non-GAAP adjusted earnings per share:






   Basic

22.35


22.80


3.28

   Diluted (Note 2)

20.94


22.24


3.19







Weighted average number of common shares outstanding:






   Basic

61,318,292


65,049,597


65,049,597

   Diluted

67,211,155


66,683,457


66,683,457













Notes:






(1) The conversion of Renminbi amounts into U.S. dollar amounts is based on the noon buying rate of RMB6.9618

to US$1.00 on December 31, 2019 in New York for cable transfers of Renminbi as set forth in the H.10 weekly

statistical release of the Federal Reserve Board.

(2) Diluted earnings per share for the three months and year ended December 31, 2018 were calculated in accordance

with the "if converted" method. This includes the add-back of interest expense of RMB9,701 and RMB37,191 related to

the convertible senior notes to the numerator of non-GAAP adjusted net income attributable to 51job for the three months

and year ended December 31, 2018, respectively. The maximum number of 4,035,672 potentially converted

shares related to the convertible senior notes was added to the denominator of diluted common shares for the three

months and year ended December 31, 2018. On April 15, 2019, the convertible senior notes matured, and the note

holders requested the conversion of the senior notes into 4,035,664 shares.

 

 



51job, Inc.

Consolidated Balance Sheets










As of



December 31, 2018


December 31, 2019


December 31, 2019

(In thousands, except share and per share data)

(unaudited)


(unaudited)


(unaudited)



RMB


RMB


US$ (Note 1)








ASSETS













Current assets:







Cash

1,968,351


2,294,904


329,642


Restricted cash

5,770


66,169


9,505


Short-term investments

6,865,886


7,645,686


1,098,234


Accounts receivable (net of allowance of RMB11,014 and

  RMB21,952 as of December 31, 2018 and 2019, respectively)


230,065



266,437



38,271


Prepayments and other current assets

606,918


669,208


96,126








Total current assets

9,676,990


10,942,404


1,571,778








Non-current assets:







Long-term investments

729,095


1,482,544


212,954


Property and equipment, net

527,020


271,932


39,061


Goodwill

1,036,124


1,036,124


148,830


Intangible assets, net

244,446


203,162


29,182


Right-of-use assets (Note 2)


320,809


46,081


Other long-term assets

9,736


10,420


1,497


Deferred tax assets

15,005


22,147


3,181








Total non-current assets

2,561,426


3,347,138


480,786








Total assets

12,238,416


14,289,542


2,052,564








LIABILITIES, MEZZANINE EQUITY AND EQUITY













Current liabilities:







Accounts payable

49,881


48,114


6,911


Salary and employee related accrual

164,134


162,775


23,381


Taxes payable

191,793


267,596


38,438


Advance from customers

1,126,300


1,108,518


159,229


Convertible senior notes

1,725,182




Lease liabilities, current (Note 2)


34,817


5,001


Other payables and accruals

952,178


1,211,642


174,041








Total current liabilities

4,209,468


2,833,462


407,001








Non-current liabilities:







Lease liabilities, non-current (Note 2)


50,763


7,292


Deferred tax liabilities

210,752


214,307


30,783








Total non-current liabilities

210,752


265,070


38,075








Total liabilities

4,420,220


3,098,532


445,076








Mezzanine equity:







Redeemable non-controlling interests

225,645


216,974


31,166








Shareholders' equity:







Common shares (US$0.0001 par value: 500,000,000 shares

  authorized, 61,874,716 and 66,784,688 shares issued and

  outstanding as of December 31, 2018 and 2019, respectively)


50



53



8


Additional paid-in capital

2,055,036


4,901,466


704,052


Statutory reserves

17,279


17,930


2,575


Accumulated other comprehensive income

254,185


254,524


36,560


Retained earnings

5,242,691


5,774,358


829,435








Total 51job, Inc. shareholders' equity

7,569,241


10,948,331


1,572,630








Non-controlling interests

23,310


25,705


3,692








Total equity

7,592,551


10,974,036


1,576,322








Total liabilities, mezzanine equity and equity

12,238,416


14,289,542


2,052,564















Notes:

(1) The conversion of Renminbi amounts into U.S. dollar amounts is based on the noon buying rate of RMB6.9618 to US$1.00 on

December 31, 2019 in New York for cable transfers of Renminbi as set forth in the H.10 weekly statistical release of the Federal

Reserve Board.

(2) The Company has adopted ASU No. 2016-02, "Leases," beginning January 1, 2019. Under the new provisions, the Company has

recognized right-of-use assets and lease liabilities for all operating leases related to office buildings with terms more than 12 months.

Cision

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