JOYY Reports Third Quarter 2021 Unaudited Financial Results

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SINGAPORE, Nov. 18, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — JOYY Inc. (NASDAQ: YY) (“JOYY” or the “Company”, formerly known as YY Inc.), a global video-based social media company, today announced its unaudited financial results for the third quarter of 2021.

Third quarter 2021 Financial Highlights1

  • Net revenues increased by 21.7% to US$650.5 million from US$534.4 million in the corresponding period of 2020.
  • Net Income from continuing operations attributable to controlling interest of JOYY2 was US$7.5 million, compared to US$191.0 million in the corresponding period of 2020. Net income from continuing operations attributable to controlling interest of JOYY was higher in the third quarter of 2020 primarily due to the gain from partial disposal of investments in Huya in the third quarter of 2020.
  • Non-GAAP net income from continuing operations attributable to controlling interest and common shareholders of JOYY3 was US$35.1 million, compared to non-GAAP net loss from continuing operations attributable to controlling interest and common shareholders of JOYY of US$26.6 million in the corresponding period of 2020, primarily as a result of BIGO turning profits on a non-GAAP basis since the first quarter of 2021.

Third Quarter 2021 Operational Highlights

  • Global average mobile MAUs4 decreased by 17.2% to 288.8 million from 348.9 million in the corresponding period of 2020, primarily due to the impact of the Indian government’s measures to block Chinese-owned apps in its local market, which included Bigo Live, Likee and Hago, and reduced spending on user acquisition via advertisement.
  • Average mobile MAUs of Likee decreased by 26.2% to 76.8 million from 104.0 million in the corresponding period of 2020, primarily due to the impact of the Indian government’s measures to block Chinese-owned apps in its local market, and reduced spending on user acquisition via advertisement.
  • Average mobile MAUs of Bigo Live increased by 10.7% to 31.0 million from 28.0 million in the corresponding period of 2020, primarily due to the increase in MAUs outside India, partially offset by the impact of the Indian government’s measures to block Chinese-owned apps in its local market.
  • Average mobile MAUs of Hago decreased by 52.4% to 10.8 million from 22.7 million in the corresponding period of 2020, primarily due to the impact of the Indian government’s measures to block Chinese-owned apps in its local market, and reduced spending on user acquisition via advertisement.
  • Total number of paying users of BIGO (including Bigo Live, Likee and imo)5 increased by 12.0% to 1.52 million from 1.35 million in the corresponding period of 2020.
  • Average revenue per paying user of BIGO (including Bigo Live, Likee and imo)6 increased to US$307.9 from US$305.5 in the corresponding period of 2020.

Mr. David Xueling Li, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of JOYY, commented, “Despite the recent volatility in the macro environment and the increased uncertainty due to COVID-19, our persistent execution of our globalization strategy helped us achieve substantial progress on multiple fronts. Our efforts of enhancing our diversified and localized content ecosystem have helped Bigo Live further expand its product reach and user base, while continuing the cultivation of talented content creators and effectively increasing engagement levels in Likee’s content community. Through the combination of improved synergy among various products, enhanced operating leverage, and prudent marketing strategy, we have achieved a steady expansion in profitability, for both BIGO segment and for the entire group.

Going forward, we remain committed to our long-term vision and corporate mission. We will continue to cultivate our localized content and social ecosystems, nurture interest-based interactive social connections, and pursue long-term sustainable growth for our global business.”

Third Quarter 2021 Financial Results

NET REVENUES
Net revenues increased by 21.7% to US$650.5 million in the third quarter of 2021 from US$534.4 million in the corresponding period of 2020, primarily driven by the growth of live streaming revenues from BIGO.

Live streaming revenues increased by 19.7% to US$612.2 million in the third quarter of 2021 from US$511.4 million in the corresponding period of 2020, primarily attributable to the continued growth of BIGO’s paying users.

Other revenues increased by 66.8% to US$38.4 million in the third quarter of 2021 from US$23.0 million in the corresponding period of 2020.

COST OF REVENUES AND GROSS PROFIT
Cost of revenues increased by 16.1% to US$439.8 million in the third quarter of 2021 from US$378.9 million in the corresponding period of 2020. Revenue-sharing fees and content costs increased to US$290.1 million in the third quarter of 2021 from US$234.0 million in the corresponding period of 2020 as a result of the increase in live streaming revenues of the Company. Bandwidth costs decreased to US$19.0 million in the third quarter of 2021 from US$27.6 million in the corresponding period of 2020, primarily due to the improvement in bandwidth usage efficiency by the Company and the termination of bandwidth usage for users in India as a result of its measures to block certain Chinese-owned mobile apps commencing from late June 2020, partially offset by the continued user base expansion outside India.

Gross profit increased by 35.5% to US$210.8 million in the third quarter of 2021 from US$155.5 million in the corresponding period of 2020. Gross margin improved to 32.4% in the third quarter of 2021 from 29.1% in the corresponding period of 2020. The increase in gross margin was mainly due to lower bandwidth costs with improved efficiency.

OPERATING INCOME
Operating expenses were US$208.7 million in the third quarter of 2021, compared to US$249.4 million in the corresponding period of 2020. Among the operating expenses, sales and marketing expenses decreased to US$106.3 million in the third quarter of 2021 from US$134.6 million in the corresponding period of 2020, primarily due to the Company’s reduced spending on user acquisition via advertisement for Likee and Hago.

Operating income was US$6.9 million in the third quarter of 2021, compared to operating loss of US$89.3 million in the corresponding period of 2020. Operating income margin was 1.1% in the third quarter of 2021, compared to operating loss margin of 16.7% in the corresponding period of 2020, primarily as a result of BIGO turning profits since the second quarter of 2021.

Non-GAAP operating income7 was US$31.3 million in the third quarter of 2021, compared to non-GAAP operating loss of US$39.5 million in the corresponding period of 2020. Non-GAAP operating income margin8 was 4.8% in the third quarter of 2021, compared to non-GAAP operating loss margin of 7.4% in the corresponding period of 2020.

NET INCOME
Net income from continuing operations attributable to controlling interest of JOYY was US$7.5 million in the third quarter of 2021, compared to US$191.0 million in the corresponding period of 2020. The margin of net income from continuing operations attributable to controlling interest of JOYY was 1.2% in the third quarter of 2021, compared to 35.7% in the corresponding period of 2020. Net income from continuing operations attributable to controlling interest of JOYY and its margin were higher in the third quarter of 2020, primarily due to the gain from partial disposal of investments in Huya and the loss resulting from disposal of an investment in the third quarter of 2021.

Non-GAAP net income from continuing operations attributable to controlling interest and common shareholders of JOYY was US$35.1 million in the third quarter of 2021, compared to non-GAAP net loss from continuing operations attributable to controlling interest and common shareholders of JOYY of US$26.6 million in the corresponding period of 2020. Non-GAAP net income margin9 was 5.4% in the third quarter of 2021, compared to non-GAAP net loss margin of 5.0% in the corresponding period of 2020.

NET INCOME PER ADS
Diluted net income from continuing operations per ADS10 was US$0.07 in the third quarter of 2021, compared to US$2.22 in the corresponding period of 2020.

Non-GAAP diluted net income from continuing operations per ADS11 was US$0.42 in the third quarter of 2021, compared to non-GAAP diluted net loss of US$0.33 in the corresponding period of 2020.

BALANCE SHEET AND CASH Flows
As of September 30, 2021, the Company had cash and cash equivalents, restricted cash and cash equivalents, short-term deposits, restricted short-term deposits and short-term investments of US$4,854.7 million. For the third quarter of 2021, net cash from operating activities was US$77.6 million.

SHARES OUTSTANDING
As of September 30, 2021, the Company had a total of 1,559.2 million common shares, or the equivalent of 78.0 million ADSs, outstanding.

Business Outlook
For the fourth quarter of 2021, the Company expects net revenues to be between US$652 million and US$661 million, representing a year-over-year growth of 14.7% to 16.3%. This guidance excludes the revenue contribution from Huya and YY Live in the same period of last year. This forecast considers the potential impact of the COVID-19 pandemic and reflects the Company’s current and preliminary views on the market and operational conditions, which are subject to changes, particularly as to the potential impact of the COVID-19 on the global economy and users’ paying capabilities.

Quarterly Dividend
On August 11, 2020, the Company’s board of directors approved a quarterly dividend policy for the next three years commencing in the third quarter of 2020. Aggregating such quarterly cash dividend under another adopted quarterly dividend policy with the quarterly cash dividend announced on November 16, 2020, the board of directors has accordingly declared a dividend of US$0.51 per ADS, or US$0.0255 per common share, for the third quarter of 2021, which is expected to be paid on December 23, 2021 to shareholders of record as of the close of business on December 10, 2021. The ex-dividend date will be December 9, 2021. Under the policy, the board of directors of the Company reserves the discretion relating to the determination to make dividend distributions and the amount of such distributions in any particular quarter, depending on the Company’s operations and earnings, cash flow, financial condition and other relevant factors.

Recent Developments

Share Repurchase Program
In May 2020, the Company announced that its board of directors has authorized to extend its then existing share repurchase program, 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. As of September 30, 2021, such share repurchase program already expired. The Company had almost fully executed this share repurchase program and repurchased approximately US$300 million of its shares.

In September 2021, the Company announced that its board of directors has authorized a new share repurchase plan under which the Company may repurchase up to US$200 million of its shares between September 2021 and September 2022. As of September 30, 2021, the Company had repurchased approximately US$16.7 million of its shares.

In November 2021, the board of directors of the Company has further authorized an additional share repurchase plan under which the Company may repurchase up to US$1 billion of its shares between November 2021 and November 2022.

The share repurchases may 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 those plans from its existing funds.

Conference Call Information

The Company will hold a conference call at 9:00 PM U.S. Eastern Time on Wednesday, November 17, 2021 (10:00 AM Singapore/Hong Kong Time on Thursday, November 18, 2021). Details for the conference call are as follows:  

Event Title: JOYY Inc. Third Quarter 2021 Earnings Conference Call

Conference ID: #4142726

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/4142726

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

The replay will be accessible through November 25, 2021 by dialing the following numbers:

United States: +1-646-254-3697
International: +61-2-8199-0299
Conference ID: #4142726
   

About JOYY Inc.
JOYY is a leading global social media company that enables users to interact with each other in real time through online live media. On a mission to connect people and enrich their lives through video, JOYY currently operates several social products, including Bigo Live for live streaming, Likee for short-form videos, Hago for multiplayer social interaction and entertainment, and instant messaging product and others. The Company has created a highly engaging and vibrant user community for users across the globe. JOYY 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 (loss) margin, non-GAAP net income (loss) from continuing operations attributable to controlling interest of JOYY, non-GAAP net (loss) margin attributable to controlling interest of JOYY, non-GAAP net income (loss) from continuing operations attributable to common shareholders of JOYY, and basic and diluted non-GAAP net income (loss) per ADS, which are non-GAAP financial measures. Non-GAAP operating income (loss) is operating income (loss) 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 (loss) margin is non-GAAP operating income as a percentage of net revenues. Non-GAAP net income (loss) from continuing operations is net income (loss) from continuing operations excluding share-based compensation expenses, impairment of goodwill and investments, amortization of intangible assets from business acquisitions, gain on disposal of subsidiaries and business, (loss) gain on disposal and deemed 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 (loss) from continuing operations attributable to controlling interest of JOYY is net income (loss) from continuing operations attributable to controlling interest of JOYY excluding share-based compensation expenses, impairment of goodwill and investments, amortization of intangible assets from business acquisitions, (loss) gain on disposal and deemed 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 from continuing operations attributable to non-controlling interest shareholders. Non-GAAP net (loss) margin is non-GAAP net income (loss) from continuing operations attributable to controlling interest of JOYY as a percentage of net revenues. Non-GAAP net income (loss) from continuing operations attributable to common shareholders of JOYY is net income (loss) from continuing operations attributable to common shareholders of JOYY excluding share-based compensation expenses, impairment of goodwill and investments, amortization of intangible assets from business acquisitions, (loss) gain on disposal and deemed 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 from continuing operations attributable to non-controlling interest shareholders. After the non-GAAP reconciliation, non-GAAP net income (loss) from continuing operations attributable to controlling interests of JOYY is equal to the non-GAAP net income (loss) from continuing operations attributable to common shareholders of JOYY. Basic and diluted non-GAAP net income (loss) from continuing operations per ADS is non-GAAP net income (loss) from continuing operations attributable to common shareholders of JOYY 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, (loss) gain on disposal and deemed 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 income (loss) from continuing operations 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 (loss) 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.
Jane Xie/Maggie Yan
Email: joyy-ir@joyy.com

ICR, Inc.
Robin Yang
Email: joyy@icrinc.com

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1 Starting from the second quarter of 2020, the Company deconsolidated HUYA Inc. (NYSE: HUYA) (“Huya”) and Huya’s historical financial results were reflected in the Company’s consolidated financial statements as discontinued operations accordingly. The financial information and non-GAAP financial information of the Company disclosed in this press release is presented on a continuing operations basis, unless otherwise specifically stated. After the deconsolidation of Huya, the Company accounted for its investment in Huya as an equity method investment and applied the equity method of accounting one quarter in arrears. Share of income or loss from the investment in Huya was included in net income or loss from continuing operations.

On November 16, 2020, the Company entered into definitive agreements with Baidu, Inc. (Nasdaq: BIDU) (“Baidu”). Pursuant to the agreements, Baidu would acquire JOYY’s domestic video-based entertainment live streaming business (“YY Live”), which includes YY mobile app, YY.com website and PC YY, among others, for an aggregate purchase price of approximately US$3.6 billion in cash, subject to certain adjustments. Subsequently, the sale was substantially completed on February 8, 2021, with certain customary matters remaining to be completed in the near future. As a result, the historical financial results of YY Live are reflected in the Company’s consolidated financial statements as discontinued operations and the Company ceased consolidation of YY Live business since February 8, 2021. The financial information and non-GAAP financial information disclosed in this press release is presented on a continuing operations basis, unless otherwise specifically stated.

For the avoidance of confusion, the continuing operations for the three months ended September 30, 2020, June 30, 2021 and September 30, 2021, the nine months ended September 30, 2020 and September 30, 2021 as presented in this press release primarily consisted of BIGO, excluding Huya and YY Live. Due to the reasons mentioned above, the results of operations for the three months ended September 30, 2020 presented in this press release are not identical to the ones previously announced by the Company.

2 Net income (loss) from continuing operations attributable to controlling interest of JOYY, is net income (loss) from continuing operations less net (loss) income from continuing operations attributable to the non-controlling interest shareholders and the mezzanine equity classified as non-controlling interest shareholders.

3 Non-GAAP net income (loss) from continuing operations attributable to controlling interest of JOYY is a non-GAAP financial measure, which is defined as net loss from continuing operations attributable to controlling interest of JOYY 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 (loss) on disposal and deemed 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 US$27.6 million and a reversal of US$217.6 million in the third quarter of 2021 and 2020, 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 The paying users are calculated by number of paying users during a given period as the cumulative number of registered user accounts that have purchased virtual items or other products and services on platforms including Bigo Live, Likee and imo at least once during the relevant period.

6 Average revenue per user is calculated by dividing our total revenues from live streaming on platforms including Bigo Live, Likee and imo during a given period by the number of paying users for our live streaming services on these platforms for that period.

7 Non-GAAP operating income (loss) is a non-GAAP financial measure, which is defined as operating income (loss) 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 income (loss) margin is a non-GAAP financial measure, which is defined as non-GAAP operating income (loss) 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 income (loss) margin is non-GAAP net income (loss) from continuing operations attributable to controlling interest of JOYY 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 (loss) per ADS is net income (loss) attributable to common shareholders of JOYY divided by weighted average number of diluted ADS.

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

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

  December
31,
2020
  September
30,
2021
  US$   US$
Assets      
Current assets      
Cash and cash equivalents 1,742,749   2,885,722
Restricted cash and cash equivalents 13,733   296,437
Short-term deposits 1,325,068   1,129,240
Restricted short-term deposits 31,489   284
Short-term investments 489,101   543,029
Accounts receivable, net 142,999   139,085
Amounts due from related parties 611   32,540
Financing receivables, net 172   19,777
Prepayments and other current assets 102,872   204,882
Assets held for sale(1) 52,528  
       
Total current assets 3,901,322   5,250,996
       
Non-current assets      
Investments 1,239,354   962,000
Property and equipment, net 401,661   377,215
Land use rights, net 258,770   366,029
Intangible assets, net 344,214   324,088
Right-of-use assets, net 21,579   20,177
Goodwill 1,872,083   1,956,505
Financing receivables, net 19,716  
Other non-current assets 10,758   3,961
Assets held for sale(1) 25,500  
       
Total non-current assets 4,193,635   4,009,975
       
Total assets 8,094,957   9,260,971
       
Liabilities, mezzanine equity and shareholders’ equity      
Current liabilities      
Accounts payable 20,956   20,459
Deferred revenue 67,230   55,903
Advances from customers 775   2,196
Income taxes payable 60,895   67,707
Accrued liabilities and other current liabilities 484,450   2,356,016
Amounts due to related parties 3,822   1,773
Lease liabilities due within one year 14,332   13,156
Short-term loans 112,549  
Liabilities held for sale(1) 179,109  
       
Total current liabilities 944,118   2,517,210
       
Non-current liabilities      
Convertible bonds(2) 779,225   994,081
Lease liabilities 8,121   7,071
Deferred revenue 3,132   5,410
Deferred tax liabilities 42,422   32,882
Liabilities held for sale(1) 4,415  
       
Total non-current liabilities 837,315   1,039,444
       
Total liabilities 1,781,433   3,556,654
       

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

  December
31
2020
    September
30
2021
 
  US$     US$  
           
Mezzanine equity 72,617     64,583  
       
Shareholders’ equity      
Class A common shares (US$0.00001 par value; 10,000,000,000 and 10,000,000,000 shares authorized, 1,314,208,824 shares issued and 1,272,346,218 shares outstanding as of December 31, 2020; 1,317,840,464 shares issued and 1,232,647,965 shares outstanding as of September 30, 2021, respectively) 13     13  
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, 2020 and September 30, 2021, respectively) 3     3  
Treasury Shares (US$0.00001 par value; 41,862,606 and 85,192,499 shares held as of December 31, 2020 and September 30, 2021, respectively) (139,528 )   (309,020 )
Additional paid-in capital 3,456,844     3,177,713  
Statutory reserves 17,825     19,385  
Retained earnings(2) 2,881,782     2,687,130  
Accumulated other comprehensive income 18,471     25,197  
       
Total JOYY Inc.’s shareholders’ equity 6,235,410     5,600,421  
       
Non-controlling interests 5,497     39,313  
       
Total shareholders’ equity 6,240,907     5,639,734  
       
Total liabilities, mezzanine equity and shareholders’ equity 8,094,957     9,260,971  
(1) As a result of the definitive agreements entered into with Baidu on the sale of YY Live, assets and liabilities to be disposed of in connection with this transaction were classified as held for sale as of December 31, 2020. The transaction was substantially completed on February 8, 2021, with certain customary matters remaining to be completed in the near future. As a result, JOYY has ceased consolidation of YY Live business since February 8, 2021 and classified all the related assets and liabilities subject to disposal and presented them on a net basis within prepayments and other current assets. The considerations received by the Company so far were recorded as advance payments received within accrued liabilities and other current liabilities.
   
(2) On January 1, 2021, the Company adopted ASU 2020-06, “Accounting for Convertible Instruments and Contracts in an Entity’s Own Equity” using modified-retrospective transition approach. Following the adoption of this guidance, a cumulative effect adjustment of US$86.7 million was credited to retained earnings as of January 1, 2021.

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

  Three Months Ended   Nine Months Ended
  September
30,
2020
    June
30,
2021
    September
30,
2021
    September
30,
2020
    September
30,
2021
 
  US$     US$     US$     US$     US$  
             
Net revenues            
Live streaming(1) 511,411     629,626     612,163     1,276,090     1,855,922  
Others 23,006     32,088     38,382     73,820     99,420  
             
Total net revenues 534,417     661,714     650,545     1,349,910     1,955,342  
             
Cost of revenues(2) (378,874 )   (458,272 )   (439,761 )   (976,448 )   (1,340,963 )
             
Gross profit 155,543     203,442     210,784     373,462     614,379  
             
Operating expenses(2)            
Research and development expenses (78,259 )   (100,744 )   (62,726 )   (232,995 )   (250,475 )
Sales and marketing expenses (134,568 )   (112,151 )   (106,275 )   (359,009 )   (355,830 )
General and administrative expenses (36,568 )   (101,114 )   (39,674 )   (111,241 )   (195,388 )
             
Total operating expenses (249,395 )   (314,009 )   (208,675 )   (703,245 )   (801,693 )
             
Gain on disposal of subsidiaries     4,959             4,959  
Other income 4,585     4,526     4,755     6,802     15,099  
             
Operating (loss) income (89,267 )   (101,082 )   6,864     (322,981 )   (167,256 )
             
Interest expenses (19,506 )   (3,602 )   (3,450 )   (55,926 )   (11,210 )
Interest income and investment income 21,919     23,489     24,462     61,008     69,961  
Foreign currency exchange losses, net (7,950 )   (5,909 )   (3,776 )   (9,219 )   (11,194 )
Gain (loss) on disposal and deemed disposal of investments 294,423     676     (26,708 )   308,140     (21,689 )
(Loss) gain on fair value change of investments (5,742 )   (841 )   (12,549 )   142,058     (28,541 )
Fair value change on derivatives (4,280 )   1,649     1     (2,490 )   1,267  
Other non-operating expenses (144 )   (381 )       (2,467 )   (381 )
             
Gain (loss) before income tax expenses 189,453     (86,001 )   (15,156 )   118,123     (169,043 )
             
Income tax expenses (2,982 )   (2,700 )   (4,215 )   (19,229 )   (22,664 )
             
Gain (loss) before share of income (loss) in equity method investments, net of income taxes 186,471     (88,701 )   (19,371 )   98,894     (191,707 )
             
Share of income (loss) in equity method investments, net of income taxes 3,831     (23,974 )   23,496     (1,223 )   (5,929 )
             
Net income (loss) from continuing operations 190,302     (112,675 )   4,125     97,671     (197,636 )
             
Net income from discontinued operations 141,447             1,284,627     35,567  
             
Net income (loss) 331,749     (112,675 )   4,125     1,382,298     (162,069 )
             
Net loss (income) attributable to the non-controlling interest shareholders and the mezzanine equity classified as non-controlling interest shareholders 743     3,327     3,416     (7,524 )   8,530  
             
Net income (loss) attributable to controlling interest of JOYY Inc. 332,492     (109,348 )   7,541     1,374,774     (153,539 )
             
Including:            
Net income (loss) from continuing operations attributable to controlling interest of JOYY Inc. 191,045     (109,348 )   7,541     100,179     (189,106 )
Net income from discontinued operations attributable to controlling interest of JOYY Inc. 141,447             1,274,595     35,567  
             
Accretion of subsidiaries’ redeemable convertible preferred shares to redemption value (1,391 )   (1,345 )   (1,250 )   (4,173 )   (3,986 )
Cumulative dividend on subsidiary’s Series A Preferred Shares (1,000 )   (1,000 )   (1,000 )   (3,000 )   (3,000 )
             
Net income (loss) attributable to common shareholders of JOYY Inc. 330,101     (111,693 )   5,291     1,367,601     (160,525 )
             
Including:            
Net income (loss) from continuing operations attributable to common shareholders of JOYY Inc. 188,654     (111,693 )   5,291     93,006     (196,092 )
Net income from discontinued operations attributable to common shareholders of JOYY Inc. 141,447             1,274,595     35,567  
             
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JOYY INC.
UNAUDITED CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF OPERATIONS (CONTINUED)
(All amounts in thousands, except share, ADS and per ADS data)

  Three Months Ended   Nine Months Ended
  September
30,
2020
June
30,
2021
  September
30,
2021
  September
30,
2020
September
30,
2021
 
  US$ US$   US$   US$ US$  
             
Net income (loss) per ADS            
—Basic 4.11 (1.43 ) 0.07   17.10 (2.05 )
Continuing operations 2.35 (1.43 ) 0.07   1.16 (2.50 )
Discontinued operations 1.76     15.94 0.45  
—Diluted 3.74 (1.43 ) 0.07   16.72 (2.05 )
Continuing operations 2.22 (1.43 ) 0.07   1.14 (2.50 )
Discontinued operations 1.52     15.58 0.45  
             
Weighted average number of ADS used in calculating net income (loss) per ADS            
—Basic 80,262,892 77,997,827   78,362,550   79,949,342 78,517,918  
—Diluted 93,076,688 77,997,827   79,241,210   81,755,738 78,517,918  
                 

(1)   Live streaming revenues by geographical areas were as follows:

  Three Months Ended   Nine Months Ended
  September
30,
2020
June
30,
2021
  September
30,
2021
  September
30,
2020
  September
30,
2021
  US$ US$   US$   US$   US$
                 
PRC 87,374 111,479   123,486   241,128   346,525
Non-PRC 424,037 518,147   488,677   1,034,962   1,509,397
                 

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

  Three Months Ended   Nine Months Ended
  September
30,
2020
June
30,
2021
  September
30,
2021
  September
30,
2020
September
30,
2021
 
  US$ US$   US$   US$ US$  
             
Cost of revenues 1,355 3,075   1,554   4,099 6,117  
Research and development expenses 10,731 7,921   5,319   33,527 18,242  
Sales and marketing expenses 240 410   143   887 1,002  
General and administrative expenses 12,731 (20,501 ) 1,877   27,730 (2,505 )
                 

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

  Three Months Ended   Nine Months Ended
  September
30,
2020
    June
30,
2021
    September
30,
2021
    September
30,
2020
    September
30,
2021
 
  US$     US$     US$     US$     US$  
             
Operating (loss) income (89,267 )   (101,082 )   6,864     (322,981 )   (167,256 )
Share-based compensation expenses 25,057     (9,095 )   8,893     66,243     22,856  
Amortization of intangible assets from business acquisitions 24,688     11,683     12,388     76,080     44,374  
Impairment of investments     90,499     3,133     6,186     93,632  
Gain on disposal of subsidiaries     (4,959 )           (4,959 )
             
Non-GAAP operating (loss) income (39,522 )   (12,954 )   31,278     (174,472 )   (11,353 )
             
Net income (loss) from continuing operations 190,302     (112,675 )   4,125     97,671     (197,636 )
Share-based compensation expenses 25,057     (9,095 )   8,893     66,243     22,856  
Amortization of intangible assets from business acquisitions 24,688     11,683     12,388     76,080     44,374  
Impairment of investments     90,499     3,133     6,186     93,632  
Gain on disposal of subsidiaries     (4,959 )           (4,959 )
(Gain) loss on disposal and deemed disposal of investments (294,423 )   (676 )   26,708     (308,140 )   21,689  
Loss (gain) on fair value change of investments 5,742     841     12,549     (142,058 )   28,541  
Reconciling items on the share of equity method investments 3,734     22,346     (35,682 )   5,325     (5,972 )
Fair value change on derivatives 4,280     (1,649 )   (1 )   2,490     (1,267 )
Interest expenses related to the convertible bonds’ amortization to face value 15,545     713     714     45,281     2,121  
Income tax effects on non-GAAP adjustments (2,183 )   (568 )   (765 )   6,755     (740 )
             
Non-GAAP net (loss) income from continuing operations (27,258 )   (3,540 )   32,062     (144,167 )   2,639  
             
Net income (loss) from continuing operations attributable to common shareholders of JOYY Inc. 188,654     (111,693 )   5,291     93,006     (196,092 )
Share-based compensation expenses 25,057     (9,095 )   8,893     66,243     22,856  
Amortization of intangible assets from business acquisitions 24,688     11,683     12,388     76,080     44,374  
Impairment of investments     90,499     3,133     6,186     93,632  
Gain on disposal of subsidiaries     (4,959 )           (4,959 )
(Gain) loss on disposal and deemed disposal of investments (294,423 )   (676 )   26,708     (308,140 )   21,689  
Loss (gain) on fair value change of investments 5,742     841     12,549     (142,058 )   28,541  
Reconciling items on the share of equity method investments 3,734     22,346     (35,682 )   5,325     (5,972 )
Fair value change on derivatives 4,280     (1,649 )   (1 )   2,490     (1,267 )
Interest expenses related to the convertible bonds’ amortization to face value 15,545     713     714     45,281     2,121  
Accretion and cumulative dividend to subsidiaries’ preferred shareholders 2,391     2,345     2,250     7,173     6,986  
Income tax effects on non-GAAP adjustments (2,183 )   (568 )   (765 )   6,755     (740 )
Non-GAAP adjustments for net loss attributable to the non-controlling interest shareholders (82 )   (256 )   (342 )   4     (565 )
             
Non-GAAP net (loss) income from continuing operations attributable to controlling interest and common shareholders of JOYY Inc. (26,597 )   (469 )   35,136     (141,655 )   10,604  
                             
Non-GAAP net (loss) income from continuing operations per ADS                            
—Basic (0.33 )   (0.01 )   0.45     (1.77 )   0.14 )
—Diluted (0.33 )   (0.01 )   0.42     (1.77 )   0.13 )
Weighted average number of ADS used in calculating Non-GAAP net (loss) income from continuing operations per ADS                            
—Basic 80,262,892     77,997,827     78,362,550     79,949,342     78,517,918  
—Diluted 80,262,892     77,997,827     89,920,289     79,949,342     80,936,552  
                             


JOYY INC.

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

  Three Months Ended
  September 30, 2021
                       
  Bigo     All other     Elimination(1)     Total  
  US$     US$     US$     US$  
                       
Net revenues                      
Live streaming 544,718     67,445         612,163  
Others 24,031     14,351         38,382  
                       
Total net revenues 568,749     81,796         650,545  
                       
Cost of revenues(2) (373,534 )   (66,227 )       (439,761 )
                       
Gross profit 195,215     15,569         210,784  
                       
Operating expenses(2)                      
Research and development expenses (51,281 )   (11,445 )       (62,726 )
Sales and marketing expenses (88,945 )   (17,330 )       (106,275 )
General and administrative expenses (20,959 )   (18,715 )       (39,674 )
                       
Total operating expenses (161,185 )   (47,490 )       (208,675 )
                       
Other income 4,024     731         4,755  
                       
Operating income (loss) 38,054     (31,190 )       6,864  
                       
Interest expenses (393 )   (3,392 )   335     (3,450 )
Interest income and investment income 344     24,453     (335 )   24,462  
Foreign currency exchange losses, net (2,689 )   (1,087 )       (3,776 )
Fair value change on derivatives 1             1  
Loss on disposal and deemed disposal of investments     (26,708 )       (26,708 )
Loss on fair value change of investments     (12,549 )       (12,549 )
                       
Income (loss) before income tax expenses 35,317     (50,473 )       (15,156 )
                       
Income tax expenses (2,451 )   (1,764 )       (4,215 )
                       
Income (loss) before share of income in equity method investments, net of income taxes 32,866     (52,237 )       (19,371 )
                       
Share of income in equity method investments, net of income taxes     23,496         23,496  
                       
Net income (loss) from continuing operations 32,866     (28,741 )       4,125  

(1)   The elimination mainly consists of interest income and interest expenses generated from the loan between Bigo and all other segments.

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

  Three Months Ended
  September 30, 2021
   
  Bigo   All other Total  
  US$   US$ US$  
         
Cost of revenues 915   639 1,554  
Research and development expenses 2,579   2,740 5,319  
Sales and marketing expenses (7 ) 150 143  
General and administrative expenses 669   1,208 1,877  
           

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
  September 30, 2021
   
  Bigo     All other     Total  
  US$     US$     US$  
       
Operating income (loss) 38,054     (31,190 )   6,864  
Share-based compensation expenses 4,156     4,737     8,893  
Amortization of intangible assets from business acquisitions 11,225     1,163     12,388  
Impairment of investments     3,133     3,133  
       
Non-GAAP operating income (loss) 53,435     (22,157 )   31,278  
       
Net income (loss) from continuing operations 32,866     (28,741 )   4,125  
Share-based compensation expenses 4,156     4,737     8,893  
Amortization of intangible assets from business acquisitions 11,225     1,163     12,388  
Impairment of investments     3,133     3,133  
Loss on fair value change of investments     12,549     12,549  
Loss on disposal and deemed disposal of investments     26,708     26,708  
Reconciling items on the share of equity method investments     (35,682 )   (35,682 )
Fair value change on derivatives (1 )       (1 )
Interest expenses related to the convertible bonds’ amortization to face value     714     714  
Income tax effects on non-GAAP adjustments 1,388     (2,153 )   (765 )
       
Non-GAAP net income (loss) from continuing operations 49,634     (17,572 )   32,062  
       

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

  Three Months Ended
  June 30, 2021
         
  Bigo     All other     Elimination(1)     Total  
  US$     US$     US$     US$  
                       
Net revenues                      
Live streaming 576,498     53,128         629,626  
Others 21,273     10,815         32,088  
                       
Total net revenues 597,771     63,943         661,714  
                       
Cost of revenues(2) (406,359 )   (51,913 )       (458,272 )
                       
Gross profit 191,412     12,030         203,442  
                       
Operating expenses(2)                      
Research and development expenses (73,061 )   (27,683 )       (100,744 )
Sales and marketing expenses (96,673 )   (15,478 )       (112,151 )
General and administrative expenses 6,126     (107,240 )       (101,114 )
                       
Total operating expenses (163,608 )   (150,401 )       (314,009 )
                       
Gain on disposal of subsidiaries     4,959         4,959  
Other income 1,262     3,264         4,526  
                       
Operating income (loss) 29,066     (130,148 )       (101,082 )
                       
Other non-operating expenses     (381 )       (381 )
Interest expenses (624 )   (3,348 )   370     (3,602 )
Interest income and investment income 245     23,614     (370 )   23,489  
Foreign currency exchange losses, net (5,360 )   (549 )       (5,909 )
Fair value change on derivatives (45 )   1,694         1,649  
Gain on disposal and deemed disposal of investments     676         676  
Loss on fair value change of investments     (841 )       (841 )
                       
Income (loss) before income tax expenses 23,282     (109,283 )       (86,001 )
                       
Income tax benefits (expenses) 352     (3,052 )       (2,700 )
                       
Income (loss) before share of loss in equity method investments, net of income taxes 23,634     (112,335 )       (88,701 )
                       
Share of loss in equity method investments, net of income taxes     (23,974 )       (23,974 )
                       
Net income (loss) from continuing operations 23,634     (136,309 )       (112,675 )

(1)   The elimination mainly consists of interest income and interest expenses generated from the loan between Bigo and all other segments.

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

  Three Months Ended
  June 30, 2021
   
  Bigo   All other Total  
  US$   US$ US$  
           
Cost of revenues 2,330   745 3,075  
Research and development expenses 4,489   3,432 7,921  
Sales and marketing expenses 208   202 410  
General and administrative expenses (22,619 ) 2,118 (20,501 )
           

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
  June 30, 2021
   
  Bigo     All other     Total  
  US$     US$     US$  
                 
Operating income (loss) 29,066     (130,148 )   (101,082 )
Share-based compensation expenses (15,592 )   6,497     (9,095 )
Amortization of intangible assets from business acquisitions 11,225     458     11,683  
Impairment of investments     90,499     90,499  
Gain on disposal of subsidiaries     (4,959 )   (4,959 )
                 
Non-GAAP operating income (loss) 24,699     (37,653 )   (12,954 )
                 
Net income (loss) from continuing operations 23,634     (136,309 )   (112,675 )
Share-based compensation expenses (15,592 )   6,497     (9,095 )
Amortization of intangible assets from business acquisitions 11,225     458     11,683  
Impairment of investments     90,499     90,499  
Gain on disposal of subsidiaries     (4,959 )   (4,959 )
Loss on fair value change of investments     841     841  
Gain on disposal and deemed disposal of investments     (676 )   (676 )
Reconciling items on the share of equity method investments     22,346     22,346  
Fair value change on derivatives 45     (1,694 )   (1,649 )
Interest expenses related to the convertible bonds’ amortization to face value     713     713  
Income tax effects on non-GAAP adjustments 128     (696 )   (568 )
                 
Non-GAAP net income (loss) from continuing operations 19,440     (22,980 )   (3,540 )
                 

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

  Three Months Ended
  September 30, 2020
   
  Bigo     All other(1)     Elimination(2)     Total  
  US$     US$     US$     US$  
                       
Net revenues                      
Live streaming 473,124     38,287         511,411  
Others 16,822     6,184         23,006  
                       
Total net revenues 489,946     44,471         534,417  
                       
Cost of revenues(3) (337,303 )   (41,571 )       (378,874 )
                       
Gross profit 152,643     2,900         155,543  
                       
Operating expenses(3)                      
Research and development expenses (48,014 )   (30,245 )       (78,259 )
Sales and marketing expenses (122,980 )   (11,588 )       (134,568 )
General and administrative expenses (27,424 )   (9,144 )       (36,568 )
                       
Total operating expenses (198,418 )   (50,977 )       (249,395 )
                       
Other income 943     3,642         4,585  
                     
Operating loss (44,832 )   (44,435 )       (89,267 )
                       
Other non-operating expenses     (144 )         (144 )
Interest expenses (1,804 )   (18,350 )   648     (19,506 )
Interest income and investment income 20     22,547     (648 )   21,919  
Foreign currency exchange losses, net (8,096 )   146         (7,950 )
Fair value change on derivatives     (4,280 )       (4,280 )
Gain on disposal and deemed disposal of investments     294,423         294,423  
Loss on fair value change of investments     (5,742 )       (5,742 )
                       
(Loss) income before income tax expenses (54,712 )   244,165         189,453  
                       
Income tax expense (408 )   (2,574 )       (2,982 )
                       
(Loss) income before share of income in equity method investments, net of income taxes (55,120 )   241,591         186,471  
                       
Share of income in equity method investments, net of income taxes     3,831         3,831  
                       
Net (loss) income from continuing operations (55,120 )   245,422         190,302  

(1)   As a result of the definitive agreements entered into with Baidu on the sale of YY Live, YY Live is represented as discontinued operations. YY segment is renamed as “all other” segment and has been recast to exclude the financial numbers of YY Live.

(2)   The elimination mainly consists of interest income and interest expenses generated from the loan between Bigo and all other segments.

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

  Three Months Ended
  September 30, 2020
   
  Bigo All other   Total
  US$ US$   US$
       
Cost of revenues 571 784   1,355
Research and development expenses 7,193 3,538   10,731
Sales and marketing expenses 141 99   240
General and administrative expenses 13,435 (704 ) 12,731
         

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
  September 30, 2020
   
  Bigo     All other     Total  
  US$     US$     US$  
                 
Operating loss (44,832 )   (44,435 )   (89,267 )
Share-based compensation expenses 21,340     3,717     25,057  
Amortization of intangible assets from business acquisitions 24,688         24,688  
                 
Non-GAAP operating income (loss) 1,196     (40,718 )   (39,522 )
                 
Net (loss) income from continuing operations (55,120 )   245,422     190,302  
Share-based compensation expenses 21,340     3,717     25,057  
Amortization of intangible assets from business acquisitions 24,688         24,688  
Gain on disposal and deemed disposal of investments     (294,423 )   (294,423 )
Loss on fair value change of investments     5,742     5,742  
Reconciling items on the share of equity method investments     3,734     3,734  
Fair value change on derivatives     4,280     4,280  
Interest expenses related to the convertible bonds’ amortization to face value     15,545     15,545  
Income tax effects on non-GAAP adjustments (1,137 )   (1,046 )   (2,183 )
                 
Non-GAAP net loss from continuing operations (10,229 )   (17,029 )   (27,258 )

JOYY Reports Third Quarter 2021 Unaudited Financial Results Source

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