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OneConnect Announces First Quarter 2020 Unaudited Financial Results

05/05/2020

Revenue Growth of 29.6% and Third-party Revenue Growth of 50.4% in the First Quarter

日本护士囗交深喉 SHENZHEN, China--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- OneConnect Financial Technology Co., Ltd. (“OneConnect” or the “Company”) (NYSE: OCFT), a leading technology-as-a-service platform for financial institutions in China, today announced its unaudited financial results for the first quarter ended March 31, 2020.

First Quarter 2020 Financial Highlights

  • Revenue increased 29.6% year over year to RMB581 million from RMB448 million.
  • Revenue from third-party customers increased 50.4% year over year to RMB270 million from RMB179 million.
  • Gross margin expanded to 34.8% from 28.5%; non-IFRS gross margin1 was 46.0%, as compared to 49.4% in the prior year period.
  • Operating loss was RMB445 million, as compared to RMB460 million in the prior year period.
  • Net loss attributable to shareholders was RMB415 million, versus RMB415 million in the prior year period.
  • Net loss per share, basic and diluted, was RMB0.40, versus RMB0.44 in the prior year period.

In RMB’000, except percentages and per share amounts

Three Months Ended March 31

YoY Change

2020

2019

日本护士囗交深喉 Revenue

 

 

 

Revenue from Ping An Group

227,508

日本护士囗交深喉 204,859

11.1%

Revenue from Lufax

83,399

63,924

30.5%

Revenue from third-party customers2

269,891

179,489

50.4%

Total

580,799

日本护士囗交深喉 448,272

29.6%

Gross profit

日本护士囗交深喉 201,843

日本护士囗交深喉 127,691

58.1%

Gross margin

34.8%

28.5%

 

Non-IFRS gross margin1

46.0%

49.4%

 

Operating loss

-445,454

-460,365

 

日本护士囗交深喉 Operating margin

-76.7%

-102.7%

 

日本护士囗交深喉 Net loss to shareholders

日本护士囗交深喉 -414,727

-415,234

 

日本护士囗交深喉 Net loss per share, basic and diluted

-0.40

-0.44

 

1 For more details on this non-IFRS financial measure, please see the section entitled “Use of Unaudited Non-IFRS Financial Measures” and the table captioned “Reconciliations of IFRS and Non-IFRS Results (Unaudited)” set forth at the end of this press release.

2日本护士囗交深喉 Third-party customers refer to customers with revenue contribution of less than 5% of total. These customers are a key focus of the Company’s diversification strategy.

3 Some numbers do not add up due to rounding.

CEO and CFO Comments

Mr. Ye Wangchun, Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer of OneConnect, commented, “OneConnect’s first quarter results demonstrated the strength and resilience of its platform amidst unprecedented challenges. We achieved revenue growth of close to 30% year over year, overcoming many of the disruptions caused by Covid-19. While some transaction activities did slow down, we believe the impact will only be temporary. The pandemic has led more financial institutions to rethink their IT strategies, accelerating demand for digitalization and interest in our cloud-based solutions. This was exemplified by the fact that revenue from third-party customers rose by 50%, exceeding our overall growth rate. Looking out at the coming year, the situation remains highly fluid. But we are optimistic that our team can continue to deliver strong support to our customers as well as strong results to our shareholders.”

日本护士囗交深喉 Mr. Jacky Lo, Chief Financial Officer of OneConnect, added, “Our team has put in extra efforts to stay connected with our customers, to ensure their needs are met during these tough, uncertain times. Our performance in the first quarter attested to the trust that financial institutions placed in OneConnect and our technology. Gross profit grew by 58% year over year, driven by our ongoing strategy to optimize the product mix. Additionally, we maintained strict controls on spending. Operating loss narrowed to 76.7% of revenue from 102.7%. As China begins its path to recovery, we aim to continue expanding our base of premium customers and further deepen our relationships to drive top line growth, while maintaining diligence in cost management and propelling our company towards profitability.”

Operational Highlights

  • Retail loans processed was RMB12.7 billion, as compared to RMB10.1 billion for the same period in the prior year.
  • SME loans processed was RMB5.7 billion, as compared to RMB7.9 billion for the same period in the prior year.
  • Number of fast claims checks was 995 thousand, as compared to 989 thousand for the same period in the prior year.

Revenue Breakdown

In RMB’000, except percentages

Three Months Ended March 31

YoY Change

2020

2019

Implementation revenue

日本护士囗交深喉 139,382

94,312

47.8%

Transaction-based and support revenue

 

 

 

日本护士囗交深喉 Business origination services

180,577

176,827

2.1%

日本护士囗交深喉 Risk management services

82,077

86,000

-4.6%

日本护士囗交深喉 Operation support services

日本护士囗交深喉 164,433

66,260

148.2%

日本护士囗交深喉 Post-implementation support services

4,723

14,594

-67.6%

Others

9,607

10,279

-6.5%

Total

441,417

353,960

24.7%

Total

日本护士囗交深喉 580,799

448,272

29.6%

日本护士囗交深喉 Revenue for the first quarter of 2020 increased by 29.6% to RMB581 million from RMB448 million in the prior year period. As a breakdown, implementation revenue grew by 47.8% year-over-year to RMB139 million, as the Company more than doubled its base of premium customers last year, driving up the demand for new solutions and therefore implementation. Transaction-based and support revenue grew by 24.7% to RMB441 million, led by operational support services, reflecting an increase in uptake of solutions such as AI customer service and roadside assistance management module in auto insurance operations and services. Retail loan volume processed by the Company’s systems during the quarter rose to RMB12.7 billion from RMB10.1 billion. SME loans processed was RMB5.7 billion as compared to RMB7.9 billion. Total fast claims checks carried out during the quarter was 995 thousand as compared to 989 thousand in the prior year.

First Quarter 2020 Financial Results

Revenue

Revenue for the first quarter of 2020 increased by 29.6% to RMB581 million from RMB448 million in the prior year period, primarily driven by growth in revenue from third-party customers.

Cost of Revenue

日本护士囗交深喉 Cost of revenue for the first quarter of 2020 was RMB379 million, compared to RMB321 million in the prior year period, led by business growth and the decreased amortization of intangible assets.

Gross Profit

日本护士囗交深喉 Gross profit for the first quarter of 2020 increased by 58.1% to RMB202 million from RMB128 million in the prior year period. Gross margin expanded to 34.8% as compared with 28.5% in the prior year period, primarily due to the decrease in amortization of intangible assets as those related to application and platform relating to revenue generation contributed by Ping An Group at inception had been fully amortized by July 31, 2019. Non-IFRS gross margin was 46.0% in the first quarter of 2020, compared to 49.4% in the prior year period, primarily attributable to less revenue contribution from higher-margin risk management solutions and an increase in contribution from lower-margin implementation service. While our optimization of product mix may boost margin across different business lines, an increase in the revenue from lower margin business line will have a negative impact on our overall Non-IFRS gross profit margin. For a reconciliation of the Company’s non-IFRS gross margin to IFRS gross margin, its most comparable IFRS measure, please refer to “Reconciliation of IFRS and Non-IFRS Results (Unaudited).”

Operating Loss and Expenses

日本护士囗交深喉 Total operating expenses for the first quarter of 2020 were RMB609 million, as compared with RMB523 million in the prior year period. As a percentage of revenue, total operating expenses decreased to 104.8% from 116.7%.

  • Research and Development expenses for the first quarter of 2020 were RMB240 million, as compared with RMB269 million in the prior year period, reflecting delay in project investment and launch due to Covid-19. As a percentage of revenue, R&D expenses decreased to 41.3% from 60.0% in the prior year period, led by growth in business volume.
  • Selling and Marketing expenses for the first quarter of 2020 were RMB156 million, as compared with RMB114 million in the prior year period, primarily due to increase in staffing cost as a result of sales team buildout and overseas expansion. As a percentage of revenue, selling and marketing expenses was 26.8%, as compared to 25.3% for the prior year period.
  • General and Administrative expenses for the first quarter of 2020 were RMB193 million, as compared with RMB140 million in the prior year period, primarily due to increase in staffing cost and related office expenses as a result of overseas expansion. As a percentage of revenue, general and administrative expenses 33.2%, versus 31.1%.

日本护士囗交深喉 Loss from operations for the first quarter of 2020 decreased to RMB445 million from RMB460 million for the prior year period. Operating loss margin was 76.7% as compared with 102.7% in the prior year period.

Net Loss

Net loss attributable to OneConnect’s shareholders was RMB415 million, similar to the level in the prior year period. Net loss attributable to OneConnect’s shareholders per basic and diluted share was RMB0.40, versus RMB0.44 for the prior year period.

For the quarter ended March 31, 2020, the Company’s weighted average number of shares used in calculating per share net loss was 1,040,200,493. Number of outstanding shares as of March 31, 2020 was 1,107,880,664.

Cash Flow

As of March 31, 2020, the Company had cash and cash equivalents of RMB1,563 million and financial assets at fair value through profit or loss of RMB1,005 million. For the quarter ended March 31, 2020, net cash used in operating activities was RMB589 million. Net cash generated from investing activities was RMB1,711 million, as scale of onshore borrowing using offshore pledge reduced and as a result restricted cash balance decreased. Net cash used in financing activities was RMB667 million, as scale of onshore borrowing using offshore pledge reduced and repayment of short-term loan increased.

Covid-19 Update

The emergence of a novel strain of coronavirus, later named Covid-19, has hit China and many other countries since December 2019. OneConnect’s operations have been affected by delays in project implementation, client interactions and general uncertainty surrounding the extent of lockdown imposed by various foreign countries. While the pandemic in China has begun to show signs of stabilizing, the outlook remains fluid elsewhere, and the impact on the global economy is hard to predict. As such, the full implications on OneConnect from Covid-19 remains uncertain at this point. The Company will continue to closely monitor the situation and is committed to supporting financial institutions throughout this period.

Conference Call Information

Date/Time

Tuesday, May 5, 2020 at 9:00 p.m., U.S. Eastern Time

日本护士囗交深喉 Wednesday, May 6, 2020 at 9:00 a.m., Beijing Time

日本护士囗交深喉 Dial-in Number

U.S.:

Hong Kong:

日本护士囗交深喉 China Domestic:

1-877-791-0217

852-58030358

400-043-3098

Conference ID

日本护士囗交深喉 9098186

An archived recording and the transcript of the conference call will be available at OneConnect’s investor relations website at ivdevs.com.

About OneConnect

OneConnect is a leading technology-as-a-service platform for financial institutions in China. The Company’s platform provides cloud-native technology solutions that integrate extensive financial services industry expertise with market-leading technology. The Company’s solutions provide technology applications and technology-enabled business services to financial institutions. Together they enable the Company’s customers’ digital transformations, which help them increase revenue, manage risks, improve efficiency, enhance service quality and reduce costs.

日本护士囗交深喉 Our technology-as-a-service platform strategically covers multiple verticals in the financial services industry, including banking, insurance and asset management, across the full scope of their businesses – from sales and marketing and risk management to customer services, as well as technology infrastructure such as data management, program development, and cloud services.

For more information, please visit ivdevs.com.

Safe Harbor Statement

This announcement contains forward-looking statements. These statements constitute “forward-looking” statements within the meaning of Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended, and as defined in 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,” “confident” and similar statements. Such statements are based upon management’s current expectations and current market and operating conditions and relate to events that involve known or unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors, all of which are difficult to predict and many of which are beyond the Company’s control. 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: the Company’s limited operating history in the technology-as-a-service for financial institutions industry; its ability to achieve or sustain profitability; the tightening of laws, regulations or standards in the financial services industry; the Company’s ability to comply with the evolving regulatory requirements in the PRC and other jurisdictions where it operates; its ability to maintain and enlarge the customer base or strengthen customer engagement; its ability to maintain its relationship with Ping An Group, which is its strategic partner, most important customer and largest supplier; its ability to compete effectively to serve China’s financial institutions; the effectiveness of its technologies, its ability to maintain and improve technology infrastructure and security measures; its ability to protect its intellectual property and proprietary rights; risks of defaults by borrowers under the loans for which the Company provided credit enhancement under its legacy credit management business; its ability to maintain or expand relationship with its business partners and the failure of its partners to perform in accordance with expectations; its ability to protect or promote its brand and reputation; its ability to timely implement and deploy its solutions; its ability to obtain additional capital when desired; disruptions in the financial markets and business and economic conditions; the Company’s ability to pursue and achieve optimal results from acquisition or expansion opportunities; the duration of the COVID-19 outbreak and its potential impact on the Company’s business and financial performance; and assumptions underlying or related to any of the foregoing. Further information regarding these and other risks is included in the Company’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 the Company undertakes no obligation to update any forward-looking statement, except as required under applicable law.

Use of Unaudited Non-IFRS Financial Measures

The unaudited consolidated financial information is prepared in accordance with International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS). Non-IFRS measures are used in gross profit and gross margin, adjusted to exclude non-cash items, which consist of amortization of intangible assets recognized in cost of revenue, depreciation of property and equipment recognized in cost of revenue, and share-based compensation expenses recognized in cost of revenue. OneConnect’s management regularly review non-IFRS gross profit and non-IFRS gross margin to assess the performance of our business. By excluding non-cash items, these financial metrics allow OneConnect’s management to evaluate the cash conversion of one dollar revenue on gross profit. OneConnect uses these non-IFRS financial to evaluate our ongoing operations and for internal planning and forecasting purposes. OneConnect believes that non-IFRS financial information, when taken collectively, is helpful to investors because it provides consistency and comparability with past financial performance, facilitates period-to-period comparisons of results of operations, and assists in comparisons with other companies, many of which use similar financial information. OneConnect also believes that presentation of the non-IFRS financial measures provides useful information to its investors regarding its results of operations because it allows investors greater transparency to the information used by OneConnect’s management in its financial and operational decision making so that investors can see through the eyes of the OneConnect’s management regarding important financial metrics that the management uses to run the business as well as allowing investors to better understand OneConnect’s performance. However, non-IFRS financial information is presented for supplemental informational purposes only, and should not be considered a substitute for financial information presented in accordance with IFRS, and may be different from similarly-titled non-IFRS measures used by other companies. In light of the foregoing limitations, you should not consider non-IFRS financial measure in isolation from or as an alternative to the financial measure prepared in accordance with IFRS. Whenever OneConnect uses a non-IFRS financial measure, a reconciliation is provided to the most closely applicable financial measure stated in accordance with IFRS. You are encouraged to review the related IFRS financial measures and the reconciliation of these non-IFRS financial measures to their most directly comparable IFRS financial measures. For more information on non-IFRS financial measures, please see the table captioned “Reconciliations of IFRS and non-IFRS results (Unaudited)” set forth at the end of this press release.

ONECONNECT

CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF COMPREHENSIVE INCOME

(Unaudited)

Three Months Ended March 31

2020

2019

RMB'000

RMB'000

 

Revenue

580,799

448,272

日本护士囗交深喉 Cost of revenue

-378,956

-320,581

Gross profit

201,843

127,691

 

Research and development expenses

-239,602

日本护士囗交深喉 -268,807

日本护士囗交深喉 Selling and marketing expenses

日本护士囗交深喉 -155,615

日本护士囗交深喉 -113,553

General and administrative expenses

日本护士囗交深喉 -192,959

-139,603

Net impairment losses on financial and contract assets

日本护士囗交深喉 -20,722

-1,251

Other income, gains or loss-net

-38,399

-64,842

Operating loss

-445,454

-460,365

 

日本护士囗交深喉 Finance income

27,607

33,064

日本护士囗交深喉 Finance costs

-45,058

日本护士囗交深喉 -49,629

Finance costs – net

-17,451

日本护士囗交深喉 -16,565

Share of losses of associate

-3,639

-2,250

Loss before income tax

-466,544

-479,180

 

Income tax benefit/(expense)

33,456

62,374

 

Loss for the year

-433,088

-416,806

 

Loss attributable to:

- Owners of the Company

-414,727

-415,234

- Non-controlling interests

-18,361

-1,572

 

日本护士囗交深喉 Other comprehensive income, net of tax

 

 

日本护士囗交深喉 - Foreign currency translation differences

日本护士囗交深喉 118,560

日本护士囗交深喉 -111,573

- FV change of FVOCI

102

-

Total comprehensive loss for the year

-314,426

-528,379

 

Total comprehensive loss attributable to:

- Owners of the Company

-296,065

-526,807

- Non-controlling interests

日本护士囗交深喉 -18,361

-1,572

 

Loss per share attributable to owners of the Company

(expressed in RMB)

- Basic and diluted

-0.40

-0.44

 

ONECONNECT

CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS

(Unaudited)

March 31

December 31

2020

2019

RMB'000

RMB'000

 

ASSETS

Non-current assets

Property and equipment

278,695

日本护士囗交深喉 314,505

日本护士囗交深喉 Intangible assets

日本护士囗交深喉 942,956

976,948

Deferred tax assets

455,856

日本护士囗交深喉 423,786

Investment in associate

日本护士囗交深喉 177,701

118,829

Financial assets at fair value through other comprehensive income

365,712

日本护士囗交深喉 393,448

Contract assets

35,073

40,998

Total non-current assets

2,255,993

2,268,514

 

Current assets

Trade receivables

861,378

710,123

Contract assets

218,794

211,276

日本护士囗交深喉 Prepayments and other receivables

日本护士囗交深喉 495,264

528,277

日本护士囗交深喉 Financial assets at fair value through profit or loss

日本护士囗交深喉 1,005,317

1,690,967

Derivative financial assets

28,651

-

Restricted cash

2,431,442

日本护士囗交深喉 3,440,289

Cash and cash equivalents

1,562,793

日本护士囗交深喉 1,077,875

Total current assets

6,603,639

7,658,807

Total assets

8,859,632

9,927,321

 

EQUITY AND LIABILITIES

Equity

Share capital

74

73

Shares held for share option scheme

-88,280

日本护士囗交深喉 -88,280

日本护士囗交深喉 Other reserves

8,826,606

日本护士囗交深喉 8,461,637

Accumulated losses

-4,418,045

-4,003,318

Equity attributable to equity owners of the Company

4,320,355

4,370,112

 

日本护士囗交深喉 Non-controlling interests

132,068

150,429

 

 

Total equity

4,452,423

4,520,541

 

LIABILITIES

Non-current liabilities

日本护士囗交深喉 Trade and other payables

408,319

日本护士囗交深喉 420,873

Contract liabilities

14,854

12,700

Deferred tax liabilities

29,994

33,291

Total non-current liabilities

453,167

466,864

 

Current liabilities

Trade and other payables

日本护士囗交深喉 1,122,273

1,075,576

Payroll and welfare payables

日本护士囗交深喉 350,334

538,132

Contract liabilities

98,282

日本护士囗交深喉 104,960

Short-term borrowings

日本护士囗交深喉 2,381,885

3,218,566

Income tax payable

1,268

-

Derivative financial liabilities

-

2,682

Total current liabilities

3,954,042

4,939,916

Total liabilities

4,407,209

5,406,780

 

Total equity and liabilities

8,859,632

9,927,321

ONECONNECT

CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF CASH FLOWS

(Unaudited)

Three Months Ended March 31

2020

2019

RMB'000

日本护士囗交深喉 RMB'000

 

Net cash generated from / (used in) operating activities

-588,521

-603,265

Net cash generated from / (used in) investing activities

1,711,477

1,804,879

Net cash generated from / (used in) financing activities

-666,585

1,215,493

Net increase / (decrease) in cash and cash equivalents

456,371

2,417,107

日本护士囗交深喉 Cash and cash equivalents at the beginning of the period

日本护士囗交深喉 1,077,875

日本护士囗交深喉 565,027

日本护士囗交深喉 Effects of exchange rate changes on cash and cash equivalents

28,547

-7,646

Cash and cash equivalents at the end of period

1,562,793

2,974,488

ONECONNECT

RECONCILIATION OF IFRS AND NON-IFRS RESULTS

(Unaudited)

Three Months Ended March 31

2020

2019

日本护士囗交深喉 RMB'000

RMB'000

 

Gross profit

201,843

127,691

Gross margin

34.8%

28.5%

日本护士囗交深喉 Non-IFRS adjustment

Amortisation of intangible assets recognized in cost of revenue

63,605

92,759

Depreciation of property and equipment recognized in cost of revenue

767

301

Share-based compensation expenses recognized in cost of revenue

709

610

Non-IFRS gross profit

266,924

221,361

Non-IFRS gross margin

46.0%

49.4%

 

日本护士囗交深喉:
Patricia Cheng
patricia.cheng@ocft.com

Media Relations:
Shenyi Zuo
zuoshenyi356@ocft.com

日本护士囗交深喉Source: OneConnect Financial Technology Co., Ltd.

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