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JOYY Reports First Quarter 2020 Unaudited Financial Results

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GUANGZHOU, China, May 21, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- JOYY Inc. (YY) (“JOYY” or the “Company,” formerly known as YY Inc.), a global video-based social media platform, today announced its unaudited financial results for the first quarter of 2020.

First Quarter 2020 Financial Highlights

  • Net revenues increased by 49.6% to RMB7,149.4 million (US$1,009.7 million) from RMB4,780.6 million in the corresponding period of 2019.

  • Net income attributable to controlling interest of JOYY Inc.1 was RMB386.7 million (US$54.6 million), compared to RMB3,120.4 million in the corresponding period of 20192.

  • Non-GAAP net income attributable to controlling interest of JOYY Inc.3 was RMB428.9 million (US$60.6 million), compared to RMB653.5 million in the corresponding period of 2019, primarily due to the impact of the consolidation of Bigo Inc (“Bigo”).

First Quarter 2020 Operational Highlights

  • Global average mobile MAUs4 reached 520.1 million, among that 77.0% were from markets outside of China.

  • Average mobile MAUs of Likee (formerly known as Like) increased by 121.9% to 131.6 million from 59.3 million in the corresponding period of 2019.

  • Average mobile MAUs of global live streaming services increased by 33.4% to 177.6 million from 133.1 million in the corresponding period of 2019, among that (i) 119.8 million were from China, including 45.1 million from YY, which increased by 21.7% year over year, and 74.7 million from Huya, which increased by 38.6% year over year; and (ii) 57.7 million were from outside of China, including 26.7 million from Bigo Live, which increased by 37.8% year over year, and 31.0 million from HAGO, which increased by 36.3% year over year.

  • Average mobile MAUs of imo was 211.0 million.

  • Total number of paying users5 of YY decreased by 3.6% to 4.0 million from 4.1 million in the corresponding period of 2019, primarily due to the impact of COVID-19.

  • Total number of paying users of Huya increased by 13.0% to 6.1 million from 5.4 million in the corresponding period of 2019.

Mr. David Xueling Li, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of JOYY, commented, “First and foremost, we would like to extend our sincere gratitude to our global teams. Your resilience, ingenuity, and dedication have enabled us to continue delivering strong operating and financial results despite the global challenging macro environment due to the COVID-19 pandemic.”

Mr. Li continued, “During the first quarter, our dual-engine growth strategy of combining living streaming with short-form videos continued to produce good results across all of our business segments. Bigo Live, our global live streaming platform, achieved 37.8% year-over-year MAU growth with our continuous global expansion. Driven by the rapid growth of Bigo Live in the developed market, the live streaming revenues of Bigo segment increased 92.4% to RMB1,972.3 million (US$278.5 million) in the first quarter. 6 Also, Likee, our global short-form video platform, grew its MAUs by 121.9% year over year as it accelerated its expansion in developed markets and further strengthened its leading position in the key developing markets. In addition, Hago is entering into a new growth phase to become a vibrant social network platform for young generation with solid progress in monetization. Meanwhile, YY Live further cemented its domestic market leadership in China by launching innovative virtual entertainment events and upgrading its live streaming content. Looking ahead, as the consumption of live streaming and short-form video services becomes increasingly prevalent around the globe, we aim to stay at the forefront of this growth surge as we continue to build technology platforms, connect users, offer more diverse and tailored content, and bring joyful and youthful experiences to people everywhere.”

Mr. Bing Jin, Chief Financial Officer of JOYY, further commented, “We started the year with solid first quarter results despite increasing macroeconomic uncertainties. During the first quarter, we grew our total revenues by 49.6% year over year to RMB7,149.4 million, exceeding the high-end of our previous guidance. For now, the adverse impacts of the global COVID-19 pandemic to our operation have been relatively mild, as the demand for online entertainment content and engaging social media networks remained resilient. We are confident that our abundant cash reserves, efficient operations, and prudent investment approach have laid a solid foundation for our next phase of global growth and attractive shareholder returns.”

First Quarter 2020 Financial Results

NET REVENUES
Net revenues increased by 49.6% to RMB7,149.4 million (US$1,009.7 million) in the first quarter of 2020 from RMB4,780.6 million in the corresponding period of 2019, primarily driven by an increase in live streaming revenues and the contribution from the consolidation of Bigo.

Live streaming revenues increased by 50.6% to RMB6,756.3 million (US$954.2 million) in the first quarter of 2020 from RMB4,485.0 million in the corresponding period of 2019, primarily attributable to the continued live streaming revenues growth in both Huya segment and Bigo segment.

Other revenues increased by 33.0% to RMB393.2 million (US$55.5 million) in the first quarter of 2020 from RMB295.6 million in the corresponding period of 2019, primarily driven by the increase in advertising revenues from Bigo.

COST OF REVENUES AND GROSS PROFIT
Cost of revenues increased by 56.5% to RMB4,945.8 million (US$698.5 million) in the first quarter of 2020 from RMB3,160.3 million in the corresponding period of 2019. Revenue-sharing fees and content costs increased to RMB3,549.4 million (US$501.3 million) in the first quarter of 2020 from RMB2,524.7 million in the corresponding period of 2019 as a result of the increase in live streaming revenues of the Company. Bandwidth costs increased to RMB528.1 million (US$74.6 million) in the first quarter of 2020 from RMB297.4 million in the corresponding period of 2019, as the overseas user base and time spent continued to expand following the consolidation of Bigo.

Gross profit increased by 36.0% to RMB2,203.6 million (US$311.2 million) in the first quarter of 2020 from RMB1,620.3 million in the corresponding period of 2019. Gross margin was 30.8% in the first quarter of 2020, compared to 33.9% in the corresponding period of 2019. The gross margin contraction was primarily caused by the fact that Huya and Bigo segments had lower gross margins but contributed significantly greater portions of net revenues in the first quarter of 2020, compared to the corresponding period of 2019.

OPERATING INCOME
Operating expenses were RMB2,049.4 million (US$289.4 million) in the first quarter of 2020, compared to RMB1,215.4 million in the corresponding period of 2019. Among the operating expenses, sales and marketing expenses increased to RMB1,038.8 million (US$146.7 million) in the first quarter of 2020 from RMB 534.2 million in the corresponding period of 2019, primarily due to the Company’s increased efforts in sales and marketing activities in overseas markets and the impact of depreciation and amortization related to the consolidation of Bigo. Research and development expenses increased to RMB722.2 million (US$102.0 million) in the first quarter of 2020 from RMB 404.7 million in the corresponding period of 2019, mostly due to the increase in salaries caused primarily by the consolidation of Bigo.

Operating income was RMB186.4 million (US$26.3 million) in the first quarter of 2020, compared to RMB473.6 million in the corresponding period of 2019. Operating margin was 2.6% in the first quarter of 2020, compared to 9.9% in the corresponding period of 2019, primarily due to the decrease in gross margin, the impact of depreciation and amortization related to the consolidation of Bigo and other overseas expansion initiatives.

Non-GAAP operating income7 was RMB613.2 million (US$86.6 million) in the first quarter of 2020, compared to RMB717.3 million in the corresponding period of 2019. Non-GAAP operating margin8 was 8.6% in the first quarter of 2020, compared to 15.0% in the corresponding period of 2019.

NET INCOME
Net income attributable to controlling interest of JOYY Inc. was RMB386.7 million (US$54.6 million) in the first quarter of 2020, compared to RMB3,120.4 million in the corresponding period of 2019. Net margin was 5.4% in the first quarter of 2020, compared to 65.3% in the corresponding period of 2019. The high net income attributable to controlling interest of JOYY Inc. and high net margin in the first quarter of 2019 were mainly due to the remeasurement gain of the Company’s previously held interests in Bigo amounting to RMB2,669.3 million. The higher effective tax rate in the first quarter of 2020 was primarily due to the profit (loss) structure and the different effective tax rates of YY, Huya and Bigo segments. Particularly, the Company did not receive much benefit from losses incurred by Bigo as a majority of Bigo’s business was subject to a low applicable tax rate in its jurisdiction.

Non-GAAP net income attributable to controlling interest of JOYY Inc. was RMB428.9 million (US$60.6 million) in the first quarter of 2020, compared to RMB653.5 million in the corresponding period of 2019. Non-GAAP net margin9 was 6.0% in the first quarter of 2020, compared to 13.7% in the corresponding period of 2019.

NET INCOME PER ADS
Diluted net income per ADS10 was RMB4.49 (US$0.63) in the first quarter of 2020, compared to RMB44.55 in the corresponding period of 2019. The high diluted net income per ADS in the first quarter of 2019 was mainly due to the remeasurement gain of the Company’s previously held interests in Bigo amounting to RMB2,669.3 million.

Non-GAAP diluted net income per ADS11 was RMB4.80 (US$0.68) in the first quarter of 2020, compared to RMB9.32 in the corresponding period of 2019.

BALANCE SHEET AND CASH FLOWS
As of March 31, 2020, the Company had cash and cash equivalents, restricted cash and cash equivalents, short-term deposits, restricted short-term deposits and short-term investments of RMB26,567.1 million (US$3,752.0 million). For the first quarter of 2020, net cash from operating activities was RMB373.7 million (US$52.8 million).

SHARES OUTSTANDING
As of March 31, 2020, the Company had a total of 1,610.4 million common shares, or the equivalent of 80.5 million ADSs, outstanding.

Business Outlook
This forecast no longer takes the operating results of Huya into account as the Company no longer consolidates the operating results of HUYA Inc. For the second quarter of 2020, the Company expects net revenues to be between RMB5.00 billion and RMB5.15 billion, representing a year-over-year growth of 16.7% to 20.2%, excluding the revenue contribution from Huya in the same period of last year. This forecast considers the potential impact of the COVID-19 outbreak and reflects the Company’s current and preliminary views on the market and operational conditions, which are subject to change, particularly as to the potential impact of the COVID-19 on the economy in China and elsewhere.

Recent Developments
On April 3, 2020, the Company announced that it had transferred 16,523,819 Class B ordinary shares of HUYA Inc. to Linen Investment Limited, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Tencent Holdings Limited (“Tencent”) for an aggregate purchase price of approximately US$262.6 million in cash, pursuant to Tencent’s exercise of its option to purchase additional shares of Huya from the Company. The purchase price was determined based on the average closing prices of Huya’s American depositary shares in the last 20 trading days prior to the receipt of Tencent’s written exercise notice by JOYY and Huya in accordance with Huya’s second amended and restated shareholders agreement dated March 8, 2018. As a result of the closing of the share transfer, Tencent increased its voting power in Huya to 50.1% on a fully-diluted basis, or 50.9% calculated based on the total issued and outstanding shares of Huya. Upon the completion of the share transfer, Huya Inc. ceased to be a subsidiary of the Company and the Company will account for the investment in Huya using the equity method. As a result, the Company no longer consolidates financial statements of Huya, starting from the second quarter of 2020. The financial information of Huya will be presented in discontinued operations and will not be presented as a separate segment starting from the second quarter of 2020.

The Company today announced that its board of directors has authorized to extend its existing share repurchase plan, as previously approved by the board of directors in August 2019, for another 12-month period upon its original expiry date under which the Company may repurchase up to US$300 million of its shares between August 2019 and August 2021. The share repurchases may continue to be made from time to time in the open market at prevailing market prices, in privately negotiated transactions, in block trades and/or through other legally permissible means, depending on market conditions and in accordance with applicable rules and regulations. JOYY’s board of directors will review the share repurchase plan periodically, and may authorize adjustment of its terms and size. The Company expects to fund repurchases made under this plan from its existing funds. As of March 31, 2020, the Company had repurchased approximately US$45.4 million of its shares.

Conference Call Information
The Company will hold a conference call on Wednesday, May 20, 2020, at 9:00 P.M. Eastern Time (or Thursday, May 21, 2020, at 9:00 A.M. Beijing Time) to discuss the financial results. Details for the conference call are as follows:

Event Title: JOYY’s First Quarter 2020 Earnings Conference Call
Conference ID: #5179302

All participants must use the link provided below to complete the online registration process in advance of the conference call. Upon registering, each participant will receive a set of participant dial-in numbers, the Direct Event passcode, and a unique registrant ID by email.

PRE-REGISTER LINK:
http://apac.directeventreg.com/registration/event/5179302

A live and archived webcast of the conference call will also be available at the Company's investor relations website at http://ir.yy.com/.

The replay will be accessible through May 28, 2020, by dialing the following numbers:

United States: +1-646-254-3697
International: +61-2-8199-0299
Conference ID: #5179302

Exchange Rate
This press release contains translations of certain Renminbi amounts into U.S. dollars at specified rates solely for the convenience of readers. Unless otherwise noted, all translations from Renminbi to U.S. dollars, in this press release, were made at a rate of RMB7.0808 to US$1.00, the noon buying rate in effect on March 31, 2020 in the City of New York for cable transfers in Renminbi per U.S. dollar as certified for customs purposes by the Federal Reserve Bank of New York.

About JOYY Inc.
JOYY Inc. is a global social media platform. The Company’s highly engaged users contribute to a vibrant social community by creating, sharing, and enjoying a vast range of entertainment content and activities. JOYY enables users to interact with each other in real time through online live media and offers users a uniquely engaging and immersive entertainment experience. JOYY owns YY Live, a leading live streaming social media platform in China. In addition, JOYY completed the acquisition of Bigo in March 2019. Bigo is a fast-growing global tech company. Headquartered in Singapore, Bigo owns Bigo Live, a leading global live streaming platform outside China; Likee, a leading global short-form video social platform; imo, a global video communication app and other social applications. JOYY has created an online community for global video and live streaming users. JOYY Inc. was listed on the NASDAQ in November 2012.

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” and similar statements. Among other things, the business outlook and quotations from management in this announcement, as well as JOYY’s strategic and operational plans, contain forward-looking statements. JOYY may also make written or oral forward-looking statements in its periodic reports to the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”), in its annual report to shareholders, in press releases and other written materials and in oral statements made by its officers, directors or employees to fourth parties. Statements that are not historical facts, including statements about JOYY’s beliefs and expectations, are forward-looking statements. Forward-looking statements involve inherent risks and uncertainties. A number of factors could cause actual results to differ materially from those contained in any forward-looking statement, including but not limited to the following: JOYY’s goals and strategies; JOYY’s future business development, results of operations and financial condition; the expected growth of the online communication social platform market in China; the expectation regarding the rate at which to gain active users, especially paying users; JOYY’s ability to monetize the user base; fluctuations in general economic and business conditions in China; the impact of the COVID-19 to JOYY’s business operations and the economy in China and elsewhere generally; and assumptions underlying or related to any of the foregoing. Further information regarding these and other risks is included in JOYY’s filings with the SEC. All information provided in this press release and in the attachments is as of the date of this press release, and JOYY does not undertake any obligation to update any forward-looking statement, except as required under applicable law.

Use of Non-GAAP Financial Measures
The unaudited condensed consolidated financial information is prepared in conformity with accounting principles generally accepted in the United States of America (“U.S. GAAP”). JOYY uses non-GAAP operating income, non-GAAP operating margin, non-GAAP net income attributable to controlling interest of JOYY Inc., non-GAAP net margin attributable to controlling interest of JOYY Inc., non-GAAP net income attributable to common shareholders of JOYY Inc., and basic and diluted non-GAAP net income per ADS, which are non-GAAP financial measures. Non-GAAP operating income is operating income excluding share-based compensation expenses, impairment of goodwill and investments, amortization of intangible assets from business acquisitions, and gain on disposal of subsidiaries and business. Non-GAAP operating margin is non-GAAP operating income as a percentage of net revenues. Non-GAAP net income is net income excluding share-based compensation expenses, impairment of goodwill and investments, amortization of intangible assets from business acquisitions, gain on disposal of subsidiaries and business, gain on disposal of investments, gain (loss) on fair value change of investments, reconciling items on the share of equity method investments, fair value change on derivatives, interest expenses related to the convertible bonds’ amortization to face value, and income tax effects of above non-GAAP reconciling items. Non-GAAP net income attributable to controlling interest of JOYY Inc. is net income attributable to controlling interest of JOYY Inc. excluding share-based compensation expenses, impairment of goodwill and investments, amortization of intangible assets from business acquisitions, gain on disposal of subsidiaries and business, gain on disposal of investments, gain (loss) on fair value change of investments, reconciling items on the share of equity method investments, fair value change on derivatives, interest expenses related to the convertible bonds’ amortization to face value, income tax effects of above non-GAAP reconciling items and adjustments for non-GAAP reconciling items for the net (loss) income attributable to non-controlling interest shareholders. Non-GAAP net margin is non-GAAP net income attributable to controlling interest of JOYY Inc. as a percentage of net revenues. Non-GAAP net income attributable to common shareholders of JOYY Inc. is net income attributable to common shareholders of JOYY Inc. excluding share-based compensation expenses, impairment of goodwill and investments, amortization of intangible assets from business acquisitions, gain on disposal of subsidiaries and business, gain on disposal of investments, gain (loss) on fair value change of investments, reconciling items on the share of equity method investments, fair value change on derivatives, interest expenses related to the convertible bonds’ amortization to face value, accretion, cumulative dividend and deemed dividend to subsidiaries’ preferred shareholders and income tax effects of above non-GAAP reconciling items and adjustments for non-GAAP reconciling items for the net (loss) income attributable to non-controlling interest shareholders. After the non-GAAP reconciliation, non-GAAP net income attributable to controlling interests of JOYY Inc. is equal to the non-GAAP net income attributable to common shareholders of JOYY Inc. Basic and diluted non-GAAP net income per ADS is non-GAAP net income attributable to common shareholders of JOYY Inc. divided by weighted average number of ADS used in the calculation of basic and diluted net income per ADS. The Company believes that separate analysis and exclusion of the non-cash impact of above reconciling items adds clarity to the constituent parts of its performance. The Company reviews these non-GAAP financial measures together with GAAP financial measures to obtain a better understanding of its operating performance. It uses the non-GAAP financial measure for planning, forecasting and measuring results against the forecast. The Company believes that non-GAAP financial measure is useful supplemental information for investors and analysts to assess its operating performance without the non-cash effect of (i) share-based compensation expenses and amortization of intangible assets from business acquisitions, fair value change on derivatives, interest expenses related to the convertible bonds’ amortization to face value, which have been and will continue to be significant recurring expenses in its business, (ii) impairment of goodwill and investments, gain on disposal of subsidiaries and business, gain on disposal of investments, gain (loss) on fair value change of investments, reconciling items on the share of equity method investments, and accretion, cumulative dividend and deemed dividend to subsidiaries’ preferred shareholders, which may not be recurring in its business, and (iii) income tax expenses and non-GAAP adjustments for net (loss) income attributable to non-controlling interest shareholders, which are affected by above non-GAAP reconciling items. However, the use of non-GAAP financial measures has material limitations as an analytical tool. One of the limitations of using non-GAAP financial measures is that they do not include all items that impact the Company’s net income for the period. In addition, because non-GAAP financial measures are not measured in the same manner by all companies, they may not be comparable to other similar titled measures used by other companies. In light of the foregoing limitations, you should not consider non-GAAP financial measure in isolation from or as an alternative to the financial measure prepared in accordance with U.S. GAAP.

The presentation of these non-GAAP financial measures is not intended to be considered in isolation from, or as a substitute for, the financial information prepared and presented in accordance with U.S. GAAP. For more information on these non-GAAP financial measures, please see the table captioned “JOYY Inc. Reconciliation of GAAP and Non-GAAP Results” near the end of this release.

Investor Relations Contact
JOYY Inc.
Matthew Zhao
Maggie Yan
Tel: +86 (20) 8212-0000
Email: IR@YY.com

ICR, Inc.
Jack Wang
Tel: +1 (646) 915-1611
Email: IR@YY.com

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1 Net income attributable to controlling interest of JOYY Inc., is net income less net (loss) income attributable to the non-controlling interest shareholders and the mezzanine equity classified as non-controlling interest shareholder.

2 The high net income attributable to controlling interest of JOYY Inc. in the first quarter of 2019 was mainly due to the remeasurement gain of the Company’s previously held interests in Bigo amounting to RMB2,669.3 million.

3 Non-GAAP net income attributable to controlling interest of JOYY Inc. is a non-GAAP financial measure, which is defined as net income attributable to controlling interest of JOYY Inc. excluding share-based compensation expenses, impairment of goodwill and investment, amortization of intangible assets from business acquisitions, gain on disposal of subsidiaries and business, gain on disposal of investments, gain (loss) on fair value change of investments, reconciling items on the share of equity method investments which refer to those similar non-GAAP reconciling items of the Company, fair value change on derivatives, interest expenses related to the convertible bonds amortization to face value, income tax effects on non-GAAP adjustments and non-GAAP adjustments for net (loss) income attributable to non-controlling interest shareholders. These adjustments amounted to RMB42.2 million (US$6.0 million) and reversal of RMB2,466.9 million in the first quarters of 2020 and 2019, respectively. Please refer to the section titled “Reconciliation of GAAP and Non-GAAP Results” for more details.

4 Refers to mobile average monthly active users. Average mobile MAU for any period is calculated by dividing (i) the sum of the Company’s mobile active users for each month of such period, by (ii) the number of months in such period.

5 Refers to a registered user that has purchased virtual items on YY’s platforms at least once during the period presented.

6 Assuming that the acquisition of Bigo Inc had occurred on January 1, 2019, the pro forma live streaming revenues of Bigo segment would be RMB1,025.4 million and the live streaming revenue growth rate of Bigo will be 92.4% in the first quarter.

7 Non-GAAP operating income is a non-GAAP financial measure, which is defined as operating income excluding share-based compensation expenses, amortization of intangible assets from business acquisitions, impairment of goodwill and investments and gain on disposal of subsidiaries and business. Please refer to the section titled “Reconciliation of GAAP and Non-GAAP Results” for details.

8 Non-GAAP operating margin is a non-GAAP financial measure, which is defined as non-GAAP operating income as a percentage of net revenues. Please refer to the section titled “Reconciliation of GAAP and Non-GAAP Results” for details.

9 Non-GAAP net margin is non-GAAP net income attributable to controlling interest of JOYY Inc. as a percentage of net revenues.

10 ADS is American Depositary Share. Each ADS represents twenty Class A common shares of the Company. Diluted net income per ADS is net income attributable to common shareholders of JOYY Inc. divided by weighted average number of diluted ADS.

11 Non-GAAP diluted net income per ADS is a non-GAAP financial measure, which is defined as non-GAAP net income attributable to common shareholders of JOYY Inc. divided by weighted average number of ADS used in the calculation of diluted net income per ADS. Please refer to the section titled “Reconciliation of GAAP and Non-GAAP Results” for details.

JOYY INC.
UNAUDITED CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS
(All amounts in thousands, except share, ADS and per ADS data)

December
31,
2019

March
31,
2020

March
31,
2020

RMB

RMB

US$

Assets

Current assets

Cash and cash equivalents

3,893,538

4,018,886

567,575

Restricted cash and cash equivalents

4,892

4,892

691

Short-term deposits

16,770,885

16,338,279

2,307,406

Restricted short-term deposits

653,034

303,018

42,794

Short-term investments

5,622,189

5,902,064

833,531

Accounts receivable, net

762,018

898,513

126,894

Amounts due from related parties

17,262

38,372

5,419

Financing receivables, net

105,344

42,556

6,010

Prepayments and other current assets

970,807

922,815

130,327

Total current assets

28,799,969

28,469,395

4,020,647

Non-current assets

Deferred tax assets

127,635

162,048

22,886

Investments

2,362,907

2,999,788

423,651

Property and equipment, net

2,256,360

2,329,767

329,026

Land use rights, net

1,736,544

1,724,520

243,549

Intangible assets, net

3,179,863

3,039,279

429,228

Right-of-use assets, net

275,607

277,360

39,171

Goodwill

12,947,192

13,149,132

1,857,012

Financing receivables, net

129,380

129,380

18,272

Other non-current assets

394,026

408,745

57,726

Total non-current assets

23,409,514

24,220,019

3,420,521

Total assets

52,209,483

52,689,414

7,441,168

Liabilities, mezzanine equity and shareholders’ equity

Current liabilities

Accounts payable

124,551

132,081

18,653

Deferred revenue

1,343,308

1,230,003

173,710

Advances from customers

150,091

141,108

19,928

Income taxes payable

451,623

472,801

66,772

Accrued liabilities and other current liabilities

4,673,000

4,271,030

603,185

Amounts due to related parties

222,281

161,038

22,743

Lease liabilities due within one year

115,564

131,473

18,568

Short-term loans

557,203

370,565

52,334

Total current liabilities

7,637,621

6,910,099

975,893

Non-current liabilities

Convertible bonds

5,008,571

5,190,612

733,054

Lease liabilities

162,779

156,184

22,057

Deferred revenue

240,541

244,366

34,511

Deferred tax liabilities

264,639

274,783

38,807

Other non-current liabilities

11,495

5,689

803

Total non-current liabilities

5,688,025

5,871,634

829,232

Total liabilities

13,325,646

12,781,733

1,805,125

JOYY INC.
UNAUDITED CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS (CONTINUED)
(All amounts in thousands, except share, ADS and per ADS data)

December
31,
2019

March
31,
2020

March
31,
2020

RMB

RMB

US$

Mezzanine equity

466,071

483,634

68,302

Shareholders’ equity

Class A common shares (US$0.00001 par value; 10,000,000,000 and 10,000,000,000 shares authorized, 1,301,845,404 shares issued and 1,293,162,504 shares outstanding as of December 31, 2019; 1,303,271,424 shares issued and 1,283,903,148 shares outstanding as of March 31, 2020, respectively)

80

80

11

Class B common shares (US$0.00001 par value; 1,000,000,000 and 1,000,000,000 shares authorized, 326,509,555 and 326,509,555 shares issued and outstanding as of December 31, 2019 and March 31, 2020, respectively)

24

24

3

Treasury Shares (US$0.00001 par value; 8,682,900 and 19,368,276 shares held as of December 31, 2019 and March 31, 2020, respectively)

(168,072

)

(320,858

)

(45,314

)

Additional paid-in capital

21,921,562

22,189,916

3,133,815

Statutory reserves

149,961

149,961

21,179

Retained earnings

10,272,122

10,638,829

1,502,492

Accumulated other comprehensive income

890,209

1,191,898

168,328

Total JOYY Inc.’s shareholders’ equity

33,065,886

33,849,850

4,780,514

Non-controlling interests

5,351,880

5,574,197

787,227

Total shareholders’ equity(1)

38,417,766

39,424,047

5,567,741

Total liabilities, mezzanine equity and

shareholders’ equity

52,209,483

52,689,414

7,441,168


(1)

On January 1, 2020, the Company adopted ASC326, “Financial Instruments-Credit Losses” using modified-retrospective transition approach. Following the adoption of this guidance, a cumulative-effect adjustment to shareholders’ equity, amounting to RMB12.1 million, was recognized as of January 1, 2020.

JOYY INC.
UNAUDITED CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF OPERATIONS
(All amounts in thousands, except share, ADS and per ADS data)

Three Months Ended

March
31,
2019

December
31,
2019

March
31,
2020

March
31,
2020

RMB

RMB

RMB

US$

Net revenues

Live streaming

4,485,020

7,146,572

6,756,251

954,165

Others

295,564

471,587

393,194

55,530

Total net revenues

4,780,584

7,618,159

7,149,445

1,009,695

Cost of revenues(1)

(3,160,325

)

(5,101,009

)

(4,945,823

)

(698,484

)

Gross profit

1,620,259

2,517,150

2,203,622

311,211

Operating expenses(1)

Research and development expenses

(404,736

)

(802,267

)

(722,222

)

(101,997

)

Sales and marketing expenses

(534,236

)

(1,026,417

)

(1,038,800

)

(146,707

)

General and administrative expenses

(276,424

)

(468,264

)

(288,342

)

(40,722

)

Total operating expenses

(1,215,396

)

(2,296,948

)

(2,049,364

)

(289,426

)

Gain on disposal of subsidiaries and business

82,699

-

-

Other income

68,688

59,290

32,137

4,539

Operating income

473,551

362,191

186,395

26,324

Other non-operating expenses

-

-

(22,010

)

(3,108

)

Interest expense

(6,219

)

(124,574

)

(124,515

)

(17,585

)

Interest income and investment income

148,289

225,531

200,133

28,264

Foreign currency exchange gain (losses), net

1,333

(21,731

)

(13,404

)

(1,893

)

Gain on disposal of investments

-

-

108,903

15,380

Gain on fair value change of investments

2,649,843

26,670

335,954

47,446

Fair value change on derivatives

-

(14,258

)

10,346

1,461

Income before income tax expenses

3,266,797

453,829

681,802

96,289

Income tax expenses

(123,971

)

(192,184

)

(182,012

)

(25,705

)

Income before share of income (loss) in equity method investments, net of income taxes

3,142,826

261,645

499,790

70,584

Share of income (loss) in equity method investments, net of income taxes

7,156

3,176

(13,104

)

(1,851

)

Net income

3,149,982

264,821

486,686

68,733

Less: Net income attributable to the non-controlling interest shareholders and the mezzanine equity classified as non-controlling interest shareholders

29,549

92,024

100,021

14,126

Net income attributable to controlling interest of JOYY Inc.

3,120,433

172,797

386,665

54,607

Less: Accretion of subsidiaries’ redeemable convertible preferred shares to redemption value

9,365

9,790

28,264

Foreign currency exchange losses, net

(5,436

)

(1,425

)

(6,543

)

-

(13,404

)

(1,893

)

Fair value change on derivatives

10,346

-

-

-

10,346

1,461

Gain on disposal of investments

108,903

-

-

-

108,903

15,380

Gain on fair value change of investments

333,794

2,160

-

-

335,954

47,446

Income (loss) before income tax expenses

904,413

209,795

(432,406

)

-

681,802

96,289

Income tax (expenses) benefits

(163,393

)

(37,556

)

18,937

-

(182,012

)

(25,705

)

Income (loss) before share of loss in equity method investments, net of income taxes

741,020

172,239

(413,469

)

-

499,790

70,584

Share of loss in equity method investments, net of income taxes

(12,091

)

(1,013

)

-

-

(13,104

)

(1,851

)

Net income (loss)

728,929

171,226

(413,469

)

-

486,686

68,733


(1)

The elimination mainly consists of interest income and interest expenses generated from the loan between YY and Bigo segments.

(2)

Share-based compensation was allocated in cost of revenues and operating expenses as follows:


Three Months Ended

March 31, 2020

YY

Huya

Bigo

Total

Total

RMB

RMB

RMB

RMB

US$

Cost of revenues

2,732

14,880

8,917

26,529

3,747

Research and development expenses

20,398

36,323

67,602

124,323

17,558

Sales and marketing expenses

793

2,578

1,122

4,493

635

General and administrative expenses

36,768

40,050

8,434

85,252

12,040

JOYY INC.
RECONCILIATION OF GAAP AND NON-GAAP RESULTS OF UNAUDITED SEGMENT REPORT
(All amounts in thousands, except share, ADS and per ADS data)

Three Months Ended

March 31, 2020

YY

Huya

Bigo

Total

Total

RMB

RMB

RMB

RMB

US$

Operating income (loss)

461,452

133,330

(408,387

)

186,395

26,324

Share-based compensation expenses

60,691

93,831

86,075

240,597

33,980

Amortization of intangible assets from business acquisitions

-

-

186,189

186,189

26,295

Non-GAAP operating income (loss)

522,143

227,161

(136,123

)

613,181

86,599


Net income (loss)

728,929

171,226

(413,469

)

486,686

68,733

Share-based compensation expenses

60,691

93,831

86,075

240,597

33,980

Amortization of intangible assets from business acquisitions

-

-

186,189

186,189

26,295

Gain on disposal of investments

(108,903

)

-

-

(108,903

)

(15,380

)

Gain on fair value change of investments

(333,794

)

(2,160

)

-

(335,954

)

(47,446

)

Reconciling items on the share of equity method investments

2,433

-

-

2,433

344

Fair value change on derivatives

(10,346

)

-

-

(10,346

)

(1,461

)

Interest expenses related to the convertible bonds’ amortization to face value

102,242

-

-

102,242

14,439

Income tax effects on non-GAAP adjustments

44,747

540

(24,192

)

21,095

2,979

Non-GAAP net income (loss)

485,999

263,437

(165,397

)

584,039

82,483

JOYY INC.
UNAUDITED SEGMENT REPORT
(All amounts in thousands, except share, ADS and per ADS data)

Three Months Ended

December 31, 2019

YY(1)

Huya

Bigo

Elimination(2)

Total

Total

RMB

RMB

RMB

RMB

RMB

US$

Net revenues

Live streaming

3,161,700

2,346,141

1,638,731

-

7,146,572

1,026,541

Others

184,708

121,329

165,550

-

471,587

67,739

Total net revenues

3,346,408

2,467,470

1,804,281

-

7,618,159

1,094,280

Cost of revenues(3)

(1,842,255

)

(2,000,909

)

(1,257,845

)

-

(5,101,009

)

(732,714

)

Gross profit

1,504,153

466,561

546,436

-

2,517,150

361,566

Operating expenses(3)

Research and development expenses

(321,240

)

(178,290

)

(302,737

)

-

(802,267

)

(115,238

)

Sales and marketing expenses

(299,985

)

(118,324

)

(608,108

)

-

(1,026,417

)

(147,436

)

General and administrative expenses

(245,533

)

(96,367

)

(126,364

)

-

(468,264

)

(67,262

)

Total operating expenses

(866,758

)

(392,981

)

(1,037,209

)

-

(2,296,948

)

(329,936

)

Gain on disposal of subsidiaries and business

82,699

-

-

-

82,699

11,879

Other income

29,929

28,046

1,315

-

59,290

8,516

Operating income (loss)

750,023

101,626

(489,458

)

-

362,191

52,025

Interest expenses

(123,570

)

-

(15,282

)

14,278

(124,574

)

(17,894

)

Interest income and investment income

150,749

88,346

714

(14,278

)

225,531

32,396

Foreign currency exchange (losses) gains, net

(2,221

)

99

(19,609

)

-

(21,731

)

(3,121

)

Fair value change on derivatives

(14,258

)

-

-

-

(14,258

)

(2,048

)

Gain on fair value change of investments

26,670

-

-

-

26,670

3,831

Income (loss) before income tax expenses

787,393

190,071

(523,635

)

-

453,829

65,189

Income tax (expenses) benefits

(170,114

)

(27,599

)

5,529

-

(192,184

)

(27,606

)

Income (loss) before share of income (loss) in equity method investments, net of income taxes

617,279

162,472

(518,106

)

-

261,645

37,583

Share of income (loss) in equity method investments, net of income taxes

5,978

(2,802

)

-

-

3,176

456

Net income (loss)

623,257

159,670

(518,106

)

-

264,821

38,039


(1)

In 2019 the segment of “YY Live” was renamed as “YY”.

(2)

The elimination mainly consists of interest income and interest expenses generated from the loan between YY and Bigo segments.

(3)

Share-based compensation was allocated in cost of revenues and operating expenses as follows:


Three Months Ended

December 31, 2019

YY

Huya

Bigo

Total

Total

RMB

RMB

RMB

RMB

US$

Cost of revenues

7,189

14,806

8,738

30,733

4,415

Research and development expenses

38,211

36,369

71,307

145,887

20,955

Sales and marketing expenses

917

2,640

1,090

4,647

667

General and administrative expenses

35,433

28,370

9,392

73,195

10,514

JOYY INC.
RECONCILIATION OF GAAP AND NON-GAAP RESULTS OF UNAUDITED SEGMENT REPORT
(All amounts in thousands, except share, ADS and per ADS data)

Three Months Ended

December 31, 2019

YY

Huya

Bigo

Total

Total

RMB

RMB

RMB

RMB

US$

Operating income (loss)

750,023

101,626

(489,458

)

362,191

52,025

Share-based compensation expenses

81,750

82,185

90,527

254,462

36,551

Impairment of goodwill and investments

52,334

-

-

52,334

7,517

Gain on disposal of subsidiaries and business

(82,699

)

-

-

(82,699

)

(11,879

)

Amortization of intangible assets from business acquisitions

-

-

194,982

194,982

28,007

Non-GAAP operating income (loss)

801,408

183,811

(203,949

)

781,270

112,221

Net income (loss)

623,257

159,670

(518,106

)

264,821

38,039

Share-based compensation expenses

81,750

82,185

90,527

254,462

36,551

Impairment of goodwill and investments

52,334

-

-

52,334

7,517

Gain on disposal of subsidiaries and business

(82,699

)

-

-

(82,699

)

(11,879

)

Amortization of intangible assets from business acquisitions

-

-

194,982

194,982

28,007

Gain on fair value change of investments

(26,670

)

-

-

(26,670

)

(3,831

)

Reconciling items on the share of equity method investments

2,060

-

-

2,060

296

Fair value change on derivatives

14,258

-

-

14,258

2,048

Interest expenses related to the convertible bonds’ amortization to face value

102,510

-

-

102,510

14,725

Income tax effects on non-GAAP adjustments

9,235

-

(40,124

)

(30,889

)

(4,437

)

Non-GAAP net income (loss)

776,035

241,855

(272,721

)

745,169

107,036

JOYY INC.
UNAUDITED SEGMENT REPORT
(All amounts in thousands, except share, ADS and per ADS data)

Three Months Ended

March 31, 2019

YY(1)

Huya

Bigo(2)

Elimination(3)

Total

Total

RMB

RMB

RMB

RMB

RMB

US$

Net revenues

Live streaming

2,566,523

1,552,482

366,015

-

4,485,020

668,289

Others

186,733

78,996

29,835

-

295,564

44,040

Total net revenues

2,753,256

1,631,478

395,850

-

4,780,584

712,329

Cost of revenues(4)

(1,548,046

)

(1,358,105

)

(254,174

)

-

(3,160,325

)

(470,903

)

Gross profit

1,205,210

273,373

141,676

-

1,620,259

241,426

Operating expenses(4)

Research and development expenses

(235,502

)

(90,044

)

(79,190

)

-

(404,736

)

(60,308

)

Sales and marketing expenses

(266,317

)

(78,164

)

(189,755

)

-

(534,236

)

(79,604

)

General and administrative expenses

(163,364

)

(85,811

)

(27,249

)

-

(276,424

)

(41,188

)

Total operating expenses

(665,183

)

(254,019

)

(296,194

)

-

(1,215,396

)

(181,100

)

Other income

58,066

8,864

1,758

-

68,688

10,235

Operating income (loss)

598,093

28,218

(152,760

)

-

473,551

70,561

Interest expenses

(6,219

)

-

(1,395

)

1,395

(6,219

)

(927

)

Interest income and investment income

94,745

54,585

354

(1,395

)

148,289

22,096

Foreign currency exchange (losses) gain, net

(965

)

(374

)

2,672

-

1,333

199

Gain on fair value change of investments

2,649,843

-

-

-

2,649,843

394,839

Income (loss) before income tax expenses

3,335,497

82,429

(151,129

)

-

3,266,797

486,768

Income tax (expenses) benefits

(110,380

)

(18,968

)

5,377

-

(123,971

)

(18,472

)

Income before share of (loss) income in equity method investments, net of income taxes

3,225,117

63,461

(145,752

)

-

3,142,826

468,296

Share of income (loss) in equity method investments, net of income taxes

7,157

(1

)

-

-

7,156

1,066

Net income (loss)

3,232,274

63,460

(145,752

)

-

3,149,982

469,362


(1)

In 2019 the segment of “YY Live” was renamed as “YY”.

(2)

On March 4, 2019, JOYY completed the acquisition of Bigo. Therefore, Bigo’s financial results from March 4, 2019 to March 31, 2019 were included in JOYY’s consolidated financial statements.

(3)

The elimination mainly consists of interest income and interest expenses generated from the loan between YY and Bigo segments.

(4)

Share-based compensation was allocated in cost of revenues and operating expenses as follows:


Three Months Ended

March 31, 2019

YY

Huya

Bigo

Total

Total

RMB

RMB

RMB

RMB

US$

Cost of revenues

7,224

4,020

3,065

14,309

2,132

Research and development expenses

25,992

11,824

32,791

70,607

10,521

Sales and marketing expenses

552

904

520

1,976

294

General and administrative expenses

38,194

51,078

5,605

94,877

14,137

JOYY INC.
RECONCILIATION OF GAAP AND NON-GAAP RESULTS OF UNAUDITED SEGMENT REPORT
(All amounts in thousands, except share, ADS and per ADS data)

Three Months Ended

March 31, 2019

YY

Huya

Bigo

Total

Total

RMB

RMB

RMB

RMB

US$

Operating income (loss)

598,093

28,218

(152,760

)

473,551

70,561

Share-based compensation expense

71,962

67,826

41,981

181,769

27,084

Amortization of intangible assets from business acquisitions

-

-

62,000

62,000

9,238

Non-GAAP operating income (loss)

670,055

96,044

(48,779

)

717,320

106,883

Net income (loss)

3,232,274

63,460

(145,752

)

3,149,982

469,362

Share-based compensation expenses

71,962

67,826

41,981

181,769

27,084

Amortization of intangible assets from business acquisitions

-

-

62,000

62,000

9,238

Gain on fair value change of investments

(2,649,843

)

-

-

(2,649,843

)

(394,839

)

Reconciling items on the share of equity method investments

(5,495

)

-

-

(5,495

)

(819

)

Income tax effects on non-GAAP adjustments

(7,479

)

-

(9,517

)

(16,996

)

(2,532

)

Non-GAAP net income (loss)

641,419

131,286

(51,288

)

721,417

107,494