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Press release from PR Newswire

E-House Reports Second Quarter 2013 Results

Friday, August 16, 2013

E-House Reports Second Quarter 2013 Results

05:00 EDT Friday, August 16, 2013

SHANGHAI, Aug. 16, 2013 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- E-House (China) Holdings Limited ("E-House" or the "Company") (NYSE: EJ), a leading real estate services company in China, today announced its unaudited financial results for the fiscal quarter ended June 30, 2013.

Second Quarter 2013 Financial and Operating Highlights

  • Total revenues increased by 43% year-on-year to $163.4 million. Revenues from primary real estate agency services increased by 38% year-on-year to $62.6 million. Revenues from real estate online services increased by 79% year-on-year to $71.9 million.
  • Total gross floor area ("GFA") of new properties sold was 5.2 million square meters, an increase of 33% from the same quarter of 2012. Total value of new properties sold increased by 44% year-on-year to RMB46.0 billion ($7.4 billion)[1].
  • Non-GAAP[2] income from operations was $16.8 million, compared to non-GAAP loss from operations of $2.9 million in the second quarter of last year.
  • Non-GAAP net income attributable to E-House shareholders increased by 127% year-on-year to $15.3 million, or $0.11 per diluted American depositary share ("ADS"), from $6.8 million, or $0.06 per diluted ADS in the second quarter of last year.

[1] This press release contains translations of certain RMB amounts into U.S. dollar amounts solely for the convenience of the reader. The RMB amounts were translated into U.S. dollar amounts at a rate of RMB6.2120 to US$1.00, which is the average central parity rate announced by the People's Bank of China for the second quarter of 2013.

[2] E-House uses in this press release the following non-GAAP financial measures: (1) income (loss) from operations, (2) net income (loss), (3) net income (loss) attributable to E-House shareholders, (4) net income (loss) attributable to E-House shareholders per basic ADS, and (5) net income (loss) attributable to E-House shareholders per diluted ADS, each of which excludes share-based compensation expense and amortization of intangible assets resulting from business acquisitions. See "About Non-GAAP Financial Measures" and "Unaudited Reconciliation of GAAP and Non-GAAP Results" below for more information about the non-GAAP financial measures included in this press release.

First Half 2013 Financial and Operating Highlights

  • Total revenues increased by 62% year-on-year to $280.0 million. Revenues from primary real estate agency services increased by 80% year-on-year to $119.0 million. Revenues from real estate online services increased by 83% year-on-year to $111.7 million.
  • Total gross floor area ("GFA") of new properties sold was 9.5 million square meters, an increase of 66% from the same period of 2012. Total value of new properties sold increased by 82% year-on-year to RMB85.0 billion ($13.6 billion)1.
  • Non-GAAP income from operations was $17.6 million, compared to non-GAAP loss from operations of $42.6 million in the first half of last year.
  • Non-GAAP net income attributable to E-House shareholders was $19.5 million, or $0.15 per diluted ADS, compared with non-GAAP net loss attributable to E-House shareholders of $10.0 million, or $0.11 loss per diluted ADS, in the first half of last year.

Xin Zhou, co-chairman and CEO of E-House said, "I'm very pleased with our second quarter and first half 2013 performance. In addition to delivering solid results, we achieved several new milestones during the first half of the year, including upgrading our e-commerce platform, launching a new mobile real estate application, developing the CRIC Home Price series of products and establishing a cloud-based customer-origination call center. Particularly worth mentioning is that our e-commerce platform has finally matured after two years of investment and improvement efforts. The upgraded 3.0 version of our e-commerce platform which we began marketing to clients on June 18, is now a truly open real estate transaction-facilitating platform that developers can use with or without our other online services, and has already been widely adopted by many new and existing clients. As of August 15, we have signed 986 e-commerce service contracts with our developer clients."

Mr. Zhou continued, "The Chinese government recently announced a new goal of promoting stable and healthy development of the real estate market, as well as furthering the country's urbanization process. We believe this signifies a new direction for the real estate industry in China that will bring new opportunities. The milestones we achieved in the first half of this year have set a solid foundation for us to capitalize on such opportunities, and will support the Company's next round of growth and create more value for our shareholders."

Bin Laurence, E-House's CFO, added, "We have generated much better profits this year compared to last year, thanks to a stable policy environment and solid execution by our key business units. In addition, we have completed the cost structure realignment that we started last year and are able to keep our operating expenses stable while growing our revenues. We will continue our cost control measures in aiming to further improve our profit margins."

Second Quarter 2013 Results

Total revenues were $163.4 million, an increase of 43% from $114.1 million for the same quarter of 2012, primarily driven by E-House's real estate brokerage services and real estate online services.

Revenues from real estate brokerage services were $65.6 million, an increase of 32% from $49.5 million for the same quarter of 2012. Real estate brokerage services include primary real estate agency services and secondary real estate brokerage services. Revenues from primary real estate agency services were $62.6 million, an increase of 38% from $45.4 million for the same quarter of 2012, driven by a 33% increase in the total GFA of new properties sold and a 44% increase in the total transaction value of new properties sold. (See "Selected Operating Data" below for more details on the total GFA and transaction value of new properties sold.) Revenues from secondary real estate brokerage services were $3.0 million, compared to $4.1 million for the same quarter of 2012. The decrease was mainly due to the reduction in the number of physical brokerage stores compared to the same period last year as the company has shifted its secondary real estate focus from offline to online.

Revenues from real estate online services were $71.9 million, an increase of 79% from $40.1 million for the same quarter of 2012, contributed by growth in online advertising and particularly e-commerce revenues.

Revenues from real estate information and consulting services were $16.4 million, an increase of 12% compared to $14.7 million for the same quarter of 2012, due mostly to a revenue increase from information services.

Revenues from other services were $9.6 million, compared to $9.9 million for the same quarter of 2012. Other services include offline real estate advertising services, promotional events services and real estate fund management services.

Cost of revenues was $69.7 million, an increase of 40% from $49.8 million for the same quarter of 2012, primarily due to 1) higher salary expenses for additional sales staff and higher commissions associated with increased revenue from primary real estate agency services, and 2) higher fees paid for content and services associated with our real estate online services.

Selling, general and administrative ("SG&A") expenses were $88.5 million, an increase of 3% from $86.3 million in the same quarter of 2012.

Income from operations was $6.3 million, compared to loss from operations of $19.8 million for the same quarter of 2012. Non-GAAP income from operations was $16.8 million, compared to non-GAAP loss from operations of $2.9 million for the same quarter of 2012.

Net income was $6.7 million, compared to net loss of $11.6 million for the same quarter of 2012. Non-GAAP net income was $15.8 million, an increase of 245% from $4.6 million for the same quarter of 2012.

Net income attributable to E-House shareholders was $6.4 million, or $0.05 per diluted ADS, compared to net loss attributable to E-House shareholders of $7.8 million, or $0.07 loss per diluted ADS, for the same quarter of 2012. Non-GAAP net income attributable to E-House shareholders was $15.3 million or $0.11 per diluted ADS, an increase of 127% from $6.8 million, or $0.06 per diluted ADS, for the same quarter of 2012.

First Half 2013 Results

Total revenues were $280.0 million, an increase of 62% from $173.3 million for the same period of 2012, primarily driven by E-House's real estate brokerage services and real estate online services.

Revenues from real estate brokerage services were $124.9 million, an increase of 71% from $73.2 million for the same period of 2012. Real estate brokerage services include primary real estate agency services and secondary real estate brokerage services. Revenues from primary real estate agency services were $119.0 million, an increase of 80% from $66.3 million for the same period of 2012, driven by a 66% increase in the total GFA of new properties sold and an 82% increase in the total transaction value of new properties sold. (See "Selected Operating Data" below for more details on the total GFA and transaction value of new properties sold.) Revenues from secondary real estate brokerage services were $5.9 million, a decrease from $6.9 million for the same period of 2012 due to the reduction in the number of physical brokerage stores compared to the same period last year as the company has shifted its secondary real estate focus from offline to online.

Revenues from real estate online services were $111.7 million, an increase of 83% from $61.2 million for the same period of 2012, contributed by growth in both online advertising and e-commerce revenues.

Revenues from real estate information and consulting services were $28.0 million, an increase of 14% compared to $24.6 million for the same period of 2012, due to a revenue increase from information services.

Revenues from other services were $15.4 million, an increase of 7% from $14.3 million for the same period of 2012.

Cost of revenues was $121.7 million, an increase of 39% from $87.5 million for the same period of 2012, primarily due to 1) higher salary expenses for additional sales staff and higher commissions associated with increased revenue from primary real estate agency services, and 2) higher fees paid for content and services associated with our real estate online services.

Selling, general and administrative ("SG&A") expenses were $163.5 million, remaining flat compared to $163.8 million in the same period of 2012.

Loss from operations was $4.0 million, compared to loss from operations of $74.4 million for the same period of 2012. Non-GAAP income from operations was $17.6 million, compared to non-GAAP loss from operations of $42.6 million for the same period of 2012.

Net income was $0.6 million, compared to net loss of $45.6 million for the same period of 2012. Non-GAAP net income was $19.3 million, compared to non-GAAP net loss of $15.4 million for the same period of 2012.

Net income attributable to E-House shareholders was $1.0 million, or $0.01 per diluted ADS, compared to net loss attributable to E-House shareholders of $33.7 million, or $0.36 loss per diluted ADS, for the same period of 2012. Non-GAAP net income attributable to E-House shareholders was $19.5 million or $0.15 per diluted ADS, compared to non-GAAP net loss attributable to E-House shareholders of $10.0 million, or $0.11 loss per diluted ADS, for the same period of 2012.

Cash Flow

As of June 30, 2013, the Company's cash and cash equivalents balance was $188.2 million. Second quarter 2013 net cash generated in operating activities was $8.2 million, mainly attributable to non-GAAP net income of $15.8 million, an increase in accrued payroll and welfare of $17.7 million, an increase in accounts payables of $6.0 million, a decrease in restricted cash of $6.9 million, a decrease in customer deposits of $5.1 million and an increase in income tax payables and other tax payables of $5.0 million, partially offset by an increase in accounts receivable of $49.0 million. Net cash used in investing activities was $8.2 million, mainly comprised of an $8.1 million deposit paid for investments in affiliates. Net cash used in financing activities was $20.1 million, mainly comprised of $19.9 million in dividends paid to shareholders during the second quarter.

Business Outlook

The Company again raised its fiscal 2013 total revenue guidance to approximately $630 million from the guided amount of approximately $600 million announced last quarter, which would represent an increase of approximately 36% from $462.4 million in 2012. This forecast reflects the Company's current and preliminary view, which is subject to change.

Conference Call Information

E-House's management will host an earnings conference call on August 16, 2013 at 7:30 a.m. U.S. Eastern Time (7:30 p.m. Beijing/Hong Kong time).

Dial-in details for the earnings conference call are as follows:

U.S./International:

+1-845-675-0437

Hong Kong:         

+852-2475-0994

Mainland China:   

+86-10-800-819-0121

Please dial in 10 minutes before the call is scheduled to begin and provide the passcode to join the call. The passcode is "E-House earnings call."

A replay of the conference call may be accessed by phone at the following number until August 23, 2013:

International:  +1-646-254-3697

Passcode:      28362990

Additionally, a live and archived webcast will be available at http://ir.ehousechina.com.

About E-House

E-House (China) Holdings Limited ("E-House") (NYSE: EJ) is China's leading real estate services company with a nationwide network covering approximately 250 cities. E-House offers a wide range of services to the real estate industry, including online advertising and e-commerce, primary sales agency, secondary brokerage, information and consulting, offline advertising and promotion and real estate investment management services. E-House has received numerous awards for its innovative and high-quality services, including "China's Best Company" from the National Association of Real Estate Brokerage and Appraisal Companies and "China Enterprises with the Best Potential" from Forbes. For more information about E-House, please visit http://www.ehousechina.com.

Safe Harbor: Forward-Looking Statements

This announcement contains forward-looking statements. These statements are made under the "safe harbor" provisions of Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended. These forward-looking statements can be identified by terminology such as "will," "expects," "anticipates," "future," "intends," "plans," "believes," "estimates," "may," "intend," "confident," "is currently reviewing," "it is possible," "subject to" and similar statements. Among other things, the Business Outlook section and quotations from management in this press release, as well as E-House's strategic and operational plans, contain forward-looking statements. E-House may also make written or oral forward-looking statements in its reports filed or furnished with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, including Forms 20-F and 6-K, in its annual report to shareholders, in press releases and other written materials and in oral statements made by its officers, directors or employees to third parties. Statements that are not historical facts, including statements about E-House's beliefs and expectations, are forward-looking statements and are subject to change. Forward-looking statements involve inherent risks and uncertainties. A number of important factors could cause actual results to differ materially from those contained, either expressly or impliedly, in any of the forward-looking statements in this press release. Potential risks and uncertainties include, but are not limited to, a severe or prolonged downturn in the global economy, E-House's susceptibility to fluctuations in the real estate market of China, government measures aimed at China's real estate industry, failure of the real estate services industry in China to develop or mature as quickly as expected, diminution of the value of E-House's brand or image, E-House's inability to successfully execute its strategy of expanding into new geographical markets in China, E-House's failure to manage its growth effectively and efficiently, E-House's failure to successfully execute the business plans for its strategic alliances and other new business initiatives, E-House's loss of its competitive advantage if it fails to maintain and improve its proprietary CRIC system or to prevent disruptions or failure in the system's performance, E-House's failure to compete successfully, fluctuations in E-House's results of operations and cash flows, E-House's reliance on a concentrated number of real estate developers, natural disasters or outbreaks of health epidemics and other risks outlined in E-House's filings with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission. All information provided in this press release is current as of the date of this press release, and E-House does not undertake any obligation to update any such information, except as required under applicable law.

About Non-GAAP Financial Measures

To supplement E-House's consolidated financial results presented in accordance with United States Generally Accepted Accounting Principles ("GAAP"), E-House uses in this press release the following non-GAAP financial measures: (1) income (loss) from operations, (2) net income (loss), (3) net income (loss) attributable to E-House shareholders, (4) net income (loss) attributable to E-House shareholders per basic ADS, and (5) net income (loss) attributable to E-House shareholders per diluted ADS, each of which excludes share-based compensation expense and amortization of intangible assets resulting from business acquisitions. The presentation of these non-GAAP financial measures is not intended to be considered in isolation or as a substitute for the financial information prepared and presented in accordance with GAAP. For more information on these non-GAAP financial measures, please see the table captioned "Unaudited Reconciliation of GAAP and Non-GAAP Results" set forth at the end of this press release.

E-House believes that these non-GAAP financial measures provide meaningful supplemental information to investors regarding its operating performance by excluding share-based compensation expense, amortization of intangible assets resulting from business acquisitions, goodwill impairment charge and gain/(loss) from the disposal of subsidiaries, which may not be indicative of E-House's operating performance. These non-GAAP financial measures also facilitate management's internal comparisons to E-House's historical performance and assist its financial and operational decision making. A limitation of using these non-GAAP financial measures is that share-based compensation expense, amortization of intangible assets resulting from business acquisitions, goodwill impairment charge and gain/(loss) from the disposal of subsidiaries are recurring expenses that may continue to exist in E-House's business for the foreseeable future. Management compensates for these limitations by providing specific information regarding the GAAP amounts excluded from each non-GAAP measure. The accompanying tables have more details on the reconciliation between non-GAAP financial measures and their most comparable GAAP financial measures.

For investor and media inquiries please contact:

In China:

Michelle YuanDirector of Investor RelationsE-House (China) Holdings LimitedPhone: +86 (21) 6133-0754E-mail: michelleyuan@ehousechina.com

Derek MitchellOgilvy Financial, BeijingPhone: +86 (10) 8520-3073E-mail: ej@ogilvy.com

In the United States:

Mr. Justin KnappOgilvy Financial, U.S.Phone: +1 (616) 551-9714E-mail: ej@ogilvy.com

 

E-HOUSE (CHINA) HOLDINGS LIMITED

UNAUDITED CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS

(In thousands of U.S. dollars)

December 31,

June 30,

2012

2013

ASSETS

Current assets

Cash and cash equivalents

210,841

188,208

Restricted cash

2,749

2,418

Marketable securities

3,685

-

Customer deposits, net

92,624

125,205

Accounts receivable, net

304,600

332,720

Properties held for sale

612

15,582

Deferred tax assets, net

41,212

41,590

Prepaid expenses and other current assets

15,964

45,589

Amounts due from related parties

319

771

Total current assets

672,606

752,083

Property and equipment, net

41,410

39,041

Intangible assets, net

175,042

156,526

Investment in affiliates

34,949

39,957

Goodwill

49,401

49,681

Customer deposits, non-current, net

744

789

Other non-current assets

37,810

43,143

Total assets

1,011,962

1,081,220

LIABILITIES AND EQUITY

Current liabilities

Accounts payable

7,412

12,733

Accrued payroll and welfare expenses

69,028

73,438

Income tax payable

56,142

53,258

Other tax payable

24,864

27,549

Amounts due to related parties

4,282

3,025

Advance from property buyers

2,803

2,889

Deferred revenue

13,601

20,939

Liability for exclusive rights, current

16,973

23,926

Other current liabilities

27,178

31,897

Total current liabilities

222,283

249,654

Deferred tax liabilities

36,926

36,926

Liability for exclusive rights, non-current

5,919

-

Other non-current liabilities

1,720

1,484

Total liabilities

266,848

288,064

Equity

Ordinary shares ($0.001 par value): 1,000,000,000 and        1,000,000,000 shares authorized, 118,242,281 and        133,015,156 shares issued and outstanding, as of December        31, 2012 and June 30, 2013, respectively

118

133

Additional paid-in capital

841,536

880,391

Subscription receivables

(12)

-

Accumulated deficit

(157,835)

(157,564)

Accumulated other comprehensive income

55,118

64,297

Total E-House equity

738,925

787,257

Non-controlling interests

6,189

5,899

Total equity

745,114

793,156

TOTAL LIABILITIES AND EQUITY

1,011,962

1,081,220

 

 

E-HOUSE (CHINA) HOLDINGS LIMITED

UNAUDITED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF OPERATIONS

(In thousands of U.S. dollars, except share data and per share data)

Three months ended

Six months ended

June 30,

June 30,

2012

2013

2012

2013

Revenues

114,135

163,415

173,272

280,022

Cost of revenues

(49,831)

(69,738)

(87,506)

(121,726)

Selling, general and administrative expenses

(86,270)

(88,472)

(163,817)

(163,509)

Other operating income

2,154

1,143

3,656

1,237

Income (loss) from operations

(19,812)

6,348

(74,395)

(3,976)

Interest income

380

502

1,121

925

Other expenses, net

(300)

(512)

(521)

(626)

Income (loss) before taxes and equity in         affiliates

(19,732)

6,338

(73,795)

(3,677)

Income tax benefit (expense)

8,054

(1,605)

28,294

552

Income (loss) before equity in affiliates

(11,678)

4,733

(45,501)

(3,125)

Income (loss) from equity in affiliates

100

2,008

(50)

3,687

Net income (loss)

(11,578)

6,741

(45,551)

562

Less: net income (loss) attributable to

non-controlling interests

(3,796)

346

(11,845)

(409)

Net income (loss) attributable to E-House      shareholders

(7,782)

6,395

(33,706)

971

Earnings (loss) per share:

Basic

(0.07)

0.05

(0.36)

0.01

Diluted

(0.07)

0.05

(0.36)

0.01

Shares used in computation:

Basic

109,384,748

133,025,887

94,229,396

125,739,695

Diluted

109,384,748

136,168,538

94,229,396

128,766,511

Note 1

The conversion of Renminbi ("RMB") amounts into USD amounts is based on the rate of USD1 = RMB6.1787 on June 30, 2013 and USD1 = RMB6.2120 for the three months ended June 30, 2013  

 

 

E-HOUSE (CHINA) HOLDINGS LIMITED

UNAUDITED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENT OF COMPREHENSIVE INCOME

(In thousands of U.S. dollars)

Three months ended

Six months ended

June 30,

June 30,

2012

2013

2012

2013

Net income (loss)

(11,578)

6,741

(45,551)

562

Other comprehensive income (loss)

     Foreign currency translation adjustment

(2,454)

7,766

(1,852)

9,296

Comprehensive income (loss)

(14,032)

14,507

(47,403)

9,858

Less: Comprehensive income (loss) attributable to non-controlling interests

(4,028)

366

(11,943)

(292)

Comprehensive income (loss) attributable to E-House shareholders

(10,004)

14,141

(35,460)

10,150

 

 

E-HOUSE (CHINA) HOLDINGS LIMITED

Unaudited Reconciliation of GAAP and Non-GAAP Results

(In thousands of U.S. dollars, except share data and per ADS data)

Three months ended

Six months ended

June 30,

June 30,

2012

2013

2012

2013

(unaudited)

(unaudited)

(unaudited)

(unaudited)

GAAP income (loss) from operations

(19,812)

6,348

(74,395)

(3,976)

Share-based compensation expense

11,220

4,809

20,305

10,270

Amortization of intangible assets resulting from business     acquisitions

5,737

5,640

11,475

11,274

Non-GAAP income (loss) from operations

(2,855)

16,797

(42,615)

17,568

GAAP net income (loss)

(11,578)

6,741

(45,551)

562

Share-based compensation expense (net of tax)

11,220

4,809

20,305

10,270

Amortization of intangible assets resulting from

business acquisitions (net of tax)

4,932

4,229

9,867

8,455

Non-GAAP net income (loss)

4,574

15,779

(15,379)

19,287

Net income (loss) attributable to E-House

Shareholder

(7,782)

6,395

(33,706)

971

Share-based compensation expense

(net of tax and non-controlling interests)

10,384

4,809

16,898

10,270

Amortization of intangible assets resulting from business acquisitions (net of tax and non-controlling interests)

4,169

4,143

6,782

8,279

Non-GAAP net income (loss) attributable to E-House

shareholders

6,771

15,347

(10,026)

19,520

GAAP net income (loss) per ADS ? basic

(0.07)

0.05

(0.36)

0.01

GAAP net income (loss) per ADS ? diluted

(0.07)

0.05

(0.36)

0.01

Non-GAAP net income (loss) per ADS ? basic

0.06

0.12

(0.11)

0.16

Non-GAAP net income (loss) per ADS ? diluted

0.06

0.11

(0.11)

0.15

Shares used in calculating basic GAAP / non-GAAP net    income (loss) attributable to shareholders per ADS

109,384,748

133,025,887

94,229,396

125,739,695

Shares used in calculating diluted GAAP net income (loss)       attributable to shareholders per ADS

109,384,748

136,168,538

94,229,396

128,766,511

Shares used in calculating diluted non-GAAP net income   (loss) attributable to shareholders per ADS

111,942,511

136,168,538

94,229,396

128,766,511

 

E-HOUSE (CHINA) HOLDINGS LIMITED

SELECTED OPERATING DATA

Three months ended

Six months ended

June 30,

June 30,

2012

2013

2012

2013

Primary real estate agency service

Total Gross Floor Area ("GFA") of new      properties sold (thousands of square meters)

3,881

5,151

5,744

9,521

Total value of new properties sold (millions of         RMB)

31,985

45,953

46,605

85,019

Total value of new properties sold (millions of $)

5,062

7,420

7,383

13,643

 

SOURCE E-House (China) Holdings Limited

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