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Edited Transcript of SECO.OQ earnings conference call or presentation 29-Aug-19 12:00pm GMT

Q2 2019 Secoo Holding Ltd Earnings Call

BEIJING Aug 30, 2019 (Thomson StreetEvents) -- Edited Transcript of Secoo Holding Ltd earnings conference call or presentation Thursday, August 29, 2019 at 12:00:00pm GMT

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Corporate Participants

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* Jingbo Ma

Secoo Holding Limited - IR Executive

* Rixue Li

Secoo Holding Limited - Founder, Chairman of the Board & CEO

* Shaojun Chen

Secoo Holding Limited - CFO

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Conference Call Participants

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* Ken Chong

Jefferies LLC, Research Division - Equity Associate

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Presentation

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Operator [1]

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Hello, ladies and gentlemen. Thank you for standing by for Secoo Holding Limited's Second Quarter 2019 Earnings Conference Call. (Operator Instructions) Today's conference call is being recorded.

I will now turn the call over to your host, Ms. Jingbo Ma, Board Secretary of the company. Please go ahead, Jingbo.

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Jingbo Ma, Secoo Holding Limited - IR Executive [2]

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Hello, everyone, and welcome to the Second Quarter 2019 Earnings Conference Call of Secoo Holding Limited. The company's results were issued via newswire services earlier today and they have been posted online. You can download the earnings press release and sign up to the company's distribution list by visiting the IR section of our website at ir.secoo.com. Mr. Richard Li, our Founder, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer; and Mr. Shaojun Chen, our Chief Financial Officer, will start the call with their prepared remarks, followed by a question-and-answer session.

Before we continue, please note that today's discussion will contain forward-looking statements made under the safe harbor provisions of the U.S. Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Forward-looking statements involve inherent risks and uncertainties. As such, the company's results may be materially different from the views expressed today.

Further information regarding this and other risks and uncertainties is included in the company's registration statement on Form F-1 and Form 20-F as filed with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission. The company does not assume any obligation to update any forward-looking statements, except as required under applicable law.

Please also note that Secoo's earnings press release and this conference call include discussions of unaudited GAAP financial information as well as unaudited non-GAAP financial measures. Secoo's earnings press release contains a reconciliation of the unaudited non-GAAP measures to the unaudited most directly comparable GAAP measures.

I will now turn the call over to our Chairman and CEO, Mr. Richard Li. Please go ahead.

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Rixue Li, Secoo Holding Limited - Founder, Chairman of the Board & CEO [3]

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Jingbo Ma, Secoo Holding Limited - IR Executive [4]

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[Interpreted] Hello, everyone, and thank you for joining us today.

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Rixue Li, Secoo Holding Limited - Founder, Chairman of the Board & CEO [5]

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Jingbo Ma, Secoo Holding Limited - IR Executive [6]

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[Interpretred] We are pleased to deliver another quarter of robust operational and financial results, highlighted by GMV of approximately RMB 3.24 billion, up 95.9% year-over-year, while achieving total revenues of RMB 1.71 billion, a 40.3% increase from the year ago period. It is encouraging to see the number of our active customers in the second quarter increase by approximately 67.7% year-over-year to 428,000, of which, 59.3% are paid membership. Benefiting from our diversified growth strategy, global road map across upscale supply chain and increasingly enhanced brand recognition, our product and service offerings on our integrated online and offline platform continues its robust expansion, along with our strengthened technology capability and customer service quality, effectively boosting our customer shopping experience on Secoo's integrated platform. Our consistent rapid growth of GMV and sustained expansion of active customer bases, coupled with strong sales performance during this quarter, underscore both the effectiveness and efficiency of our strategies while solidifying our leading position in the luxury lifestyle industry.

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Rixue Li, Secoo Holding Limited - Founder, Chairman of the Board & CEO [7]

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Jingbo Ma, Secoo Holding Limited - IR Executive [8]

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[Interpreted] During the second quarter, June 18th mid-year promotion activities, industry-leading marketing campaigns and the Secoo premium membership initiatives were the primary drivers of the robust performance. Our preeminent big data technology and supply chain strength have been effectively supporting the execution of our diversified and multifaceted promotional activities. During the June 18th shopping festival of this year, our shopping scene-based crossover promotion as well as membership marketing activities have underpinned promising results, especially, in the achievement of outstanding performance in attracting new customers and increasing the free-to-paid conversion rate.

In the second quarter, we established a wide range of crossover membership cooperation with multiple leading digital platforms, including JD.com, Tencent Video and iQiyi. We also launched joint-membership programs with business partners such as KEEP app. We're pleased to see our paid membership delivering excellent result. To illustrate, the purchasing frequency and average spending of Secoo's paid membership customers are 38% and 43.5% higher than that of regular active customers, respectively.

In this quarter, we also hosted our first Secoo Home Electronic Appliance Festival in collaboration with premium digital product brands targeting the generation Z customers with various promotional activities that yielded encouraging results.

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Rixue Li, Secoo Holding Limited - Founder, Chairman of the Board & CEO [9]

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Jingbo Ma, Secoo Holding Limited - IR Executive [10]

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[Interpreted] In the quarter, we strove to expand our platform strength through curating product portfolios and deepening brand relationships. Since the beginning of the second quarter to date, we have established new direct collaborations with 190 brands, including sought-after a footwear brand UGG, luxury fashion brand from Paris, Balmain. In addition, Prada, Miumiu, René Caovilla and Michael Kors have all successfully launched their official stores on Secoo's platform, bringing superior high-end shopping experience to customers on our platform. In the second quarter, we also added more than 24 direct brand partnerships to our beauty products category, appealing to female shoppers, including Herborist and famous beauty apparatus brand, REFA.

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Rixue Li, Secoo Holding Limited - Founder, Chairman of the Board & CEO [11]

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Jingbo Ma, Secoo Holding Limited - IR Executive [12]

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[Interpreted] With our consistent efforts to create more crossover marketing and branding campaigns, we not only empower domestic and international high-end fashion brands with new retail features to expand the customer base in China, but also substantially elevate Secoo's brand influence. As a major style influencer, Secoo's unique omni-channel resources have been recognized by more and more high-end fashion brands, who are increasingly choosing to launch exclusive sales on Secoo's platform. This has been exemplified by the initial launch of Observation, a limited-edition collection, which is co-designed by Shang Xia brand under Hermès and a contemporary artist, Chen Man.

In addition, DVF's Barbie series co-branded product by Saint James and Picasso art piece as well as Albion handbag collection coedited by famous digital influencer, Mr. Bags and British designer brand, Sophie Hulme, all made debut launch on Secoo's platform. Also, most recently, Secoo has partnered with 7 luxury brands: Balmain, Roger Vivier, Aspinal of London, Hogan, Versace, ENZO and Circle to create the Chinese Valentine's Day season of love collection with limited-edition products exclusively for Secoo's customers.

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Rixue Li, Secoo Holding Limited - Founder, Chairman of the Board & CEO [13]

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Jingbo Ma, Secoo Holding Limited - IR Executive [14]

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[Interpreted] In addition, starting from mid-June, more and more global luxury products under LVR, Italy's topmost luxury retailer offering more than 500 most prestigious designer brands, have gradually become available on our platform, greatly enriching the shopping experience of 31 million of Secoo's high-end registered customers with a broad selection of fashion from around the globe.

In this quarter, Secoo's partnership with El Corte Ingles, the biggest department store in Europe and the #3 worldwide also moved forward with a collaboration to launch 3 children's wear brands under El Corte Ingles in China with exclusive sales on Secoo app. In addition to collaboration in the children's brand, El Corte Ingles will team up with designers on Secoo platform for potential co-branded collections.

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Rixue Li, Secoo Holding Limited - Founder, Chairman of the Board & CEO [15]

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Jingbo Ma, Secoo Holding Limited - IR Executive [16]

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[Interpretred] Recently, Secoo has also attracted the world's top lifestyle designer brand, WallpaperSTORE*, with the first batch of over 1,000 products made available on the Secoo platform, immensely broadening Secoo's original design product offerings, Secoo Ming. Secoo Ming is committed to exhibiting novel, premium boutique lifestyle to consumers across the globe. In this spirit, we also brought forth efforts in researching and developing Secoo-branded original products, which underpinned the positive progress in offering the culture and creative products on Secoo platform. For instance, the jointly designed jewelry by Secoo and Xi'an museum was successfully launched and a collector's edition of gold bullion designed in collaboration with the Shanxi History Museum are also well received by the customers in the form of brisk sales.

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Rixue Li, Secoo Holding Limited - Founder, Chairman of the Board & CEO [17]

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Jingbo Ma, Secoo Holding Limited - IR Executive [18]

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[Interpretred] As Asia's largest high-end luxury lifestyle platform, Secoo is dedicated to building up a global supply chain system that brings together high-quality products to our high-end customers. This May, we signed a collaboration agreement with a well-known Japanese logistic company, Successors Group Co. LTD, to carry out cooperation based on second-hand luxury goods. In the early stage of this cooperation, we are focusing on second-hand watch, bags and jewelry.

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Rixue Li, Secoo Holding Limited - Founder, Chairman of the Board & CEO [19]

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Jingbo Ma, Secoo Holding Limited - IR Executive [20]

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[Interpretred] As I mentioned during Secoo's first Supply Chain Upgrade Conference held in the second quarter, Secoo is upgrading its platform to better empower merchants with the aim to deliver the most high-quality service for our high-end customers. By leveraging our advanced big-data technology, we are intensifying our platform-based services and operational management support to comprehensively improve merchants' operational capacity and customer service quality in order to ultimately ensure a superior customer experience. Furthermore, as we tend to adopt new cutting-edge technologies to upgrade Secoo platform and infrastructure, where we will develop more AI-based application such as AI photography, AI authentication, intelligent advertisement placement system for our merchants in the future. It is worth mentioning that Secoo and Computing Technology Institute of Chinese Academy of Sciences established the Computing Institute of the Chinese Academy of Sciences, Secoo AI Joint Laboratory in June to develop AI-authentication system and intelligent content distribution system utilizing big data and AI technology.

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Rixue Li, Secoo Holding Limited - Founder, Chairman of the Board & CEO [21]

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Jingbo Ma, Secoo Holding Limited - IR Executive [22]

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[Interpretred] Moreover, Secoo continued to sharpen our content strategy attaching importance to the content operation on the fast-emerging short video social platform such as Douyin. Currently, Secoo's official Douyin account has attracted over 760,000 followers with accumulated likes of over 6.78 million, daily new viewership reaching over 7 million.

According to Caasdata, a third-party data research institution, among the Douyin certified e-commerce brand list, Secoo has ranked among the top 3 of the most comprehensive influential accounts for consecutive weeks. Furthermore, we upgraded the video content on the Secoo app in order to increase the user time spend and improve free-to-paid conversion rate on the Secoo platform. Additionally, we deployed the live streaming function in the app, which enable merchants to showcase and sell products simultaneously through the live streaming form. This function and format not only escalates the conversion rate from product description page for niche products and lower launch cost related to nonstandard products, but also increase the efficiency of new product launch.

Recently, we successfully implemented crossover application between Tencent live streaming and WeChat mini program, which equipped KOLs with live streaming function embedded in their WeChat official accounts. Followers on WeChat can then directly participate in the interaction with KOLs through the live broadcasting and make orders through mini programs. Such arrangement simplifies the shopping process and boosts the free-to-paid conversion rate. At the same time, we have developed and launched the mini program on Baidu and Douyin platform, appealing to broader user base besides app users, while bringing various high-end shopping experience to our consumers.

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Rixue Li, Secoo Holding Limited - Founder, Chairman of the Board & CEO [23]

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Jingbo Ma, Secoo Holding Limited - IR Executive [24]

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[Interpreted] We continued to deploy our unique new retail model, utilizing our offline retail experience to drive new online sales. For example, the boutique bar brand 24/7 by Secoo has opened a new store in Chongqing. The store promotes sales of liquor, arts and luxury goods immersing customers in atmosphere of fashion, art and leisure lifestyle. Also, Secoo Xiamen pop-up store was officially opened in this quarter. We would love to expand our presence in additional second-tier and third-tier cities with high-end products, while penetrating into offline segments.

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Rixue Li, Secoo Holding Limited - Founder, Chairman of the Board & CEO [25]

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Jingbo Ma, Secoo Holding Limited - IR Executive [26]

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[Interpretred] As an important segment of Secoo's diversified growth strategy, our advertising business, Enabling Eco Cloud, continues to grow fast. In the second quarter, Enabling Eco Cloud not only attracted luxury advertisers such as Rolls-Royce, Mercedes-Benz, Piaget and TOD's, but also expanded cooperation with advertisers across broader industry, includes: Travel lifestyle brand, the Royal Caribbean Cruises; sports health brand, Lululemon Athletica; 3C digital brand, Samsung; and maternal and baby brand, Pampers.

Notably, nearly half of advertisers who engaged in our Enabling Eco Cloud service in this quarter have collaborated with us at least once before, which underscore the high market recognition of advertising on our platform. In May, we released another white paper on high-profile beauty trends at the China Beauty Exhibition, showcasing Secoo's capability to comprehensively enable brands by leveraging its marketing solution, big-data technology and supply chain resources.

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Rixue Li, Secoo Holding Limited - Founder, Chairman of the Board & CEO [27]

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Jingbo Ma, Secoo Holding Limited - IR Executive [28]

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[Interpretred] Heading into the second half of this year, we will remain dedicated to serving upscale consumers with our boutique platform, providing increasingly broadened selection and offerings of upscale products and services to enhance customer engagement and optimize the shopping experiences. We will continue to fortify the integration with upscale offline consumption scenes, including the deployment of pop-up stores in high-end shopping malls, and opening stores on Secoo platform and expanding joint membership system, so as to access to a broader user base as a high-end shopping platform.

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Rixue Li, Secoo Holding Limited - Founder, Chairman of the Board & CEO [29]

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Jingbo Ma, Secoo Holding Limited - IR Executive [30]

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[Interpretred] In the meanwhile, we will continue our efforts in expanding crossover partnership with top international brands. Launching exclusive products and marketing activities that address the unique demand of consumers on Secoo platform, therefore, further elevating our brand image and offering exclusive supplied products. For instance, we recently deployed this crossover partnership model and organized the Trendsetting-Luxury Festival in collaboration with Mazda, well-known automaker brand.

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Rixue Li, Secoo Holding Limited - Founder, Chairman of the Board & CEO [31]

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Jingbo Ma, Secoo Holding Limited - IR Executive [32]

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[Interpretred] On the technology front, leveraging our accumulated data assets and in alliance with renowned institutions such as Chinese Academy of Sciences, Tencent and Bytedance, we are developing smart recommendation technology for online shopping and AI-based authentication technology. This technology will better support our customer retention rate, conversion rate and traffic growth so as to deliver better performance.

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Rixue Li, Secoo Holding Limited - Founder, Chairman of the Board & CEO [33]

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Jingbo Ma, Secoo Holding Limited - IR Executive [34]

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[Interpreted] We're firmly committed to our business model and growth strategy, which are well aligned with our value proposition, providing a richer and more diversified product portfolio, deepening the brand relationship across the globe and domestically, expanding worldwide supply chain system and improving the technology capacity. We have solid conviction in both Secoo's future prospect and our growth momentum as we are confident that Chinese consumers' desire and capability to pursue upmarket goods and services that reflect on the consumer's upward mobility. Thank you.

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Rixue Li, Secoo Holding Limited - Founder, Chairman of the Board & CEO [35]

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Jingbo Ma, Secoo Holding Limited - IR Executive [36]

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[Interpreted] With that, I will now turn the call over to our CFO Mr. Shaojun Chen, who will discuss our key operating metrics and financial results.

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Shaojun Chen, Secoo Holding Limited - CFO [37]

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Jingbo Ma, Secoo Holding Limited - IR Executive [38]

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Thank you, Richard, and hello, everyone.

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Shaojun Chen, Secoo Holding Limited - CFO [39]

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Jingbo Ma, Secoo Holding Limited - IR Executive [40]

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[Interpreted] During the quarter, we achieved the robust total revenues of RMB 1,712.1 million, up 40.3% year-over-year, exceeding the high end of our guidance range. Driven by the increasing contribution from our marketplace business and the expansion of our platform as illustrated by strong GMV and revenue growth, we reported impressive 44.7% year-over-year increase in gross profit with gross margin of 18.9%, up 60 basis points compared with 18.3% in the same period of last year. Moreover, we carryforward our positive momentum on the bottom line, delivering a net profit of RMB 40.1 million for the quarter. We are dedicated to serving both our growing merchants and customers with superior experience and elevated efficiency, looking forward to further strengthening the fundamentals to seize the opportunities ahead.

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Shaojun Chen, Secoo Holding Limited - CFO [41]

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Jingbo Ma, Secoo Holding Limited - IR Executive [42]

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[Interpretred] Now I'd like to walk you through our detailed financial results in the second quarter of 2019.

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Shaojun Chen, Secoo Holding Limited - CFO [43]

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Jingbo Ma, Secoo Holding Limited - IR Executive [44]

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[Interpretred] GMV increased by 95.9% to RMB 3.24 billion for the second quarter of 2019 from RMB 1.65 billion for the second quarter of 2018.

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Shaojun Chen, Secoo Holding Limited - CFO [45]

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Jingbo Ma, Secoo Holding Limited - IR Executive [46]

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[Interpreted] Total number of orders increased by 109.4% to 955,000 for the second quarter of 2019 from 456,000 for the second quarter of 2018.

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Shaojun Chen, Secoo Holding Limited - CFO [47]

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Jingbo Ma, Secoo Holding Limited - IR Executive [48]

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[Interpretred] Total revenues for the second quarter of 2019 increased by 40.3% to approximately RMB 1.71 billion from RMB 1.22 billion in the second quarter of 2018, primarily attributable to the continuous expansion of our operation, our lush offering of merchandise and services combined with our creative and effective marketing activities driving the rapid growth in our total active customers and total number of orders served during the period.

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Shaojun Chen, Secoo Holding Limited - CFO [49]

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Jingbo Ma, Secoo Holding Limited - IR Executive [50]

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[Interpreted] Cost of revenues increased by 39.3% to RMB 1,388 million for the second quarter of 2019 from RMB 996 million for the second quarter of 2018, which was in line with the increase of total net revenues.

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Shaojun Chen, Secoo Holding Limited - CFO [51]

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Jingbo Ma, Secoo Holding Limited - IR Executive [52]

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[Interpreted] Gross profit increased by 44.7% to RMB 324 million for the second quarter of 2019 from RMB 224 million for the second quarter of 2018. Gross margin was 18.9% for the second quarter of 2019, increased by 60 basis points from 18.3% for the second quarter of 2018.

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Shaojun Chen, Secoo Holding Limited - CFO [53]

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Jingbo Ma, Secoo Holding Limited - IR Executive [54]

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[Interpreted] Operating expenses increased by 63.8% to RMB 274 million for the second quarter of 2019 from RMB 167 million for the second quarter of 2018. Now I'd like to walk you through the company's expense items in detail.

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Shaojun Chen, Secoo Holding Limited - CFO [55]

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Jingbo Ma, Secoo Holding Limited - IR Executive [56]

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[Interpretred] Our fulfillment expenses increased by 49.8% to RMB 45.2 million for the second quarter of 2019 from RMB 30.2 million for the second quarter of 2018. The increase was primarily attributable to the increase of sales volume, including the third-party payment commission as well as the increased staff compensation and benefits during the period.

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Shaojun Chen, Secoo Holding Limited - CFO [57]

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Jingbo Ma, Secoo Holding Limited - IR Executive [58]

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[Interpreted] Our marketing expenses increased by 70.2% to RMB 152 million for the second quarter of 2019 from RMB 89 million for the second quarter of 2018. The increase was primarily due to the increase in marketing promotions both online and offline, including the June 18th promotion activities as well as the increase in staff compensation and benefits expenses.

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Shaojun Chen, Secoo Holding Limited - CFO [59]

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Jingbo Ma, Secoo Holding Limited - IR Executive [60]

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[Interpreted] Technology and content development expenses increased by 23.7% to RMB 25.1 million for the second quarter of 2019 from RMB 20.3 million for the second quarter of 2018. The increase was primarily due to the continuous investment in our technology department with an increase in staff compensation and the benefits expenses.

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Shaojun Chen, Secoo Holding Limited - CFO [61]

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Jingbo Ma, Secoo Holding Limited - IR Executive [62]

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[Interpreted] Our general and administrative expenses increased by 87.6% to RMB 51.9 million for the second quarter of 2019 from RMB 27.6 million for the second quarter of 2018. The increase was primarily attributable to increase in staff compensation and benefits during the period and the rising professional fee and office expense charged during the period.

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Shaojun Chen, Secoo Holding Limited - CFO [63]

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Jingbo Ma, Secoo Holding Limited - IR Executive [64]

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[Interpreted] Our income from operations was RMB 50.2 million for the second quarter of 2019. Operating profit for the quarter was due to the combined impact of revenue growth, rapidly growing the gross margin and the company's continued investment in branding and marketing, the product category expansion and the staff in the business segment.

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Shaojun Chen, Secoo Holding Limited - CFO [65]

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Jingbo Ma, Secoo Holding Limited - IR Executive [66]

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[Interpreted] We recorded a net income of RMB 40.1 million for the second quarter of 2019, representing an increase of 10.2% compared with RMB 36.4 million for the second quarter of 2018.

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Shaojun Chen, Secoo Holding Limited - CFO [67]

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Jingbo Ma, Secoo Holding Limited - IR Executive [68]

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[Interpreted] Now for our third quarter of 2019 outlook.

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Shaojun Chen, Secoo Holding Limited - CFO [69]

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Jingbo Ma, Secoo Holding Limited - IR Executive [70]

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[Interpreted] The company currently expects total net revenues for the third quarter of 2019 to be in the range of RMB 1.9 billion and RMB 2 billion, which would represent an increase of approximately 20.8% to 27.2% on a year-over-year basis.

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Shaojun Chen, Secoo Holding Limited - CFO [71]

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Jingbo Ma, Secoo Holding Limited - IR Executive [72]

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[Interpreted] The above guidance is based on 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 change.

This concludes our prepared remarks. We will now open the call to questions. Operator, please go ahead.

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Questions and Answers

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Operator [1]

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Ladies and gentlemen, we will now begin the question-and-answer session.(Operator Instructions) Your first question comes from the line of Ken Chong from Jefferies.

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Ken Chong, Jefferies LLC, Research Division - Equity Associate [2]

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(foreign language) Let me translate myself. So first, congratulation on the solid result. I have 2 questions. The first question is on the competitive landscape. As we can see now for a lot of platforms like Alibaba and Baozun, they have been looking on online luxury like the affiliate and also on the other hand JD are cooperating with Farfetch. What do we see the impact to us? And my second question is on the sales and marketing expense. As we can see in the quarter, we have a strong GMV and annual customer growth, but at the same time, the sales and marketing has also did higher than what we have expected. So what should the trend be? And how should we see this expand going forward in the subsequent quarters? Thank you.

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Rixue Li, Secoo Holding Limited - Founder, Chairman of the Board & CEO [3]

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Jingbo Ma, Secoo Holding Limited - IR Executive [4]

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[Interpreted] According to our CEO, as over 90% of high-end shopping will take place offline. We adhere to our differentiation strategy of online and offline integration and the building of partnership with normal high-end retail brands to drive a rapid growth. On the one hand, we collaborate with high-end online and offline shopping malls and platform to increase the customer engagement through initiatives, including the pop-up store and co-branded membership cards. On the other hand, we have collaborated with numerous brands to develop the crossover products and branding campaigns such as the Trendsetting-Luxury Festival we recently organized in corporation with Mazda to differentiate our supply chain. We are also leveraging our accumulated data assets in alliance with renowned institutions such as the Chinese Academy of Sciences, Tencent and Bytedance. We are developing the smart recommendation technology for online shopping and AI-based authentication technology. This technology will provide better support also for our business and customer and enhance our competitive differentiation.

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Shaojun Chen, Secoo Holding Limited - CFO [5]

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Jingbo Ma, Secoo Holding Limited - IR Executive [6]

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[Interpreted] According to our CFO, in this quarter, our GMV increased by 95.9% from the year ago quarter to RMB 3.2 billion and our revenue increased by 40.3% to RMB 1.7 billion, while gross margin reached 18.9%, an increase of 60 basis point year-over-year. Our operating expense in this quarter was RMB 273.6 million, showing an increase of 63.8% year-over-year, which is higher than the revenue growth but lower than our GMV growth rate. This increase is driven by the continuous and strategic investment in Secoo's branding, market expansion, the marketing and supply chain inline with the company's business and operation strategy. This continuous expansion of our operation and improvement in the operational efficiency, we are confident to enhance the scale effect and profitability of the business. Thank you.

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Ken Chong, Jefferies LLC, Research Division - Equity Associate [7]

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Thank you very much.

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Operator [8]

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(Operator Instructions) As there are no further questions, now I'd like to turn the call back over to the company for closing remarks.

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Jingbo Ma, Secoo Holding Limited - IR Executive [9]

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Thank you once again for joining us today. If you have further questions, please feel free to contact Secoo's Investor Relations through the contact information provided on our website or The Piacente Group Investor Relations, whose information is also on our website.

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Operator [10]

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This concludes today's conference call. You may now disconnect your lines. Thank you.

[Portions of this transcript that are marked [Interpreted] were spoken by an interpreter present on the live call.]