SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
Washington, D.C. 20549
REPORT OF FOREIGN PRIVATE ISSUER
PURSUANT TO RULE 13a-16 OR 15d-16 UNDER
THE SECURITIES EXCHANGE ACT OF 1934
For the month of December 2016
Commission File Number: 001-35147
5/F, North Wing
18 Jiuxianqiao Middle Road
Chaoyang District, Beijing 100016
People’s Republic of China
+86 (10) 8448-1818
(Address of principal executive offices)
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|/s/ Thomas Jintao Ren|
|Name:||Thomas Jintao Ren|
|Title:||Chief Financial Officer|
Date: December 16, 2016
Exhibit 99.1—Press release
Renren Announces Unaudited Third Quarter 2016 Financial Results
BEIJING, China, December 15, 2016 — Renren Inc. (NYSE: RENN) ("Renren" or the "Company"), a leading real-name social networking internet platform in China, today announced its unaudited financial results for the third quarter ended September 30, 2016.
Third Quarter 2016 Highlights
|•||Total net revenues were US$17.9 million, a 102.8% increase from the corresponding period in 2015.|
|—||Advertising and IVAS net revenues were US$9.6 million, a 31.0% increase from the corresponding period in 2015.|
|—||Financing income was US$8.3 million, compared to US$1.5 million in the corresponding period of 2015.|
|•||Gross profit was US$3.5 million.|
|•||Operating loss was US$18.6 million, compared to an operating loss of US$23.2 million in the corresponding period in 2015.|
|•||Net loss attributable to the Company was US$22.8 million, compared to a net loss of US$73.1 million in the corresponding period in 2015.|
|•||Adjusted net loss(1) (non-GAAP) was US$17.3 million, compared to an adjusted net loss of US$68.3 million in the corresponding period in 2015.|
|(1)||Adjusted net income (loss) is a non-GAAP measure, which is defined as net income (loss) excluding share-based compensation expenses and amortization of intangible assets. See “About Non-GAAP Financial Measures” below.|
Third Quarter 2016 Results
Total net revenues for the third quarter of 2016 were US$17.9 million, representing a 102.8% increase from the corresponding period in 2015.
Advertising and IVAS net revenues were US$9.6 million, representing a 31.0% increase from the corresponding period of 2015. Advertising revenues were US$0.1 million for the third quarter of 2016, compared to US$1.5 million in the corresponding period of 2015. Internet Value-Added Services (IVAS) revenues were US$9.5 million, representing a 65.3% increase from the corresponding period in 2015. The increase was mainly due to the revenue from the new Renren mobile live streaming that started in the second quarter in 2016. Monthly unique log-in users was approximately 35 million in September 2016, compared to approximately 45 million in September 2015. The login users’ monthly average time spent increased 17.5% year-over-year.
Financing income was US$8.3 million for the third quarter of 2016, compared to US$1.5 million in the corresponding period of 2015. The increase was in line with the increase of financing receivable from US$109.7 million as of September 30, 2015 to US$268.3 million as of September 30, 2016.
Cost of revenues was US$14.4 million, an 88.0% increase from the corresponding period of 2015.
Operating expenses were US$22.1 million, a 9.3% decrease from the corresponding period of 2015.
Selling and marketing expenses were US$6.0 million, a 19.5% decrease from the corresponding period of 2015. The decrease was primarily due to a decrease in headcount and in personnel related expense.
Research and development expenses were US$5.5 million, a 36.6% decrease from the corresponding period in 2015. The decrease was primarily due to headcount reductions and a decrease in personnel related expense.
General and administrative expenses were US$10.7 million, a 28.1% increase from the corresponding period in 2015.
Share-based compensation expenses, which were all included in operating expenses, were US$5.5 million, compared to US$4.9 million in the corresponding period in 2015.
Operating loss was US$18.6 million, compared to an operating loss of US$23.2 million in the corresponding period in 2015.
Realized loss on short-term investments was US$0.1 million, compared to a loss of US$49.7 million in the corresponding period in 2015.
Loss in equity method investments was US$1.3 million, compared to earnings of US$1.3 million in the corresponding period in 2015.
Net loss attributable to the Company was US$22.8 million, compared to a net loss of US$73.1 million in the corresponding period in 2015.
Adjusted net loss (non-GAAP) was US$17.3 million, compared to an adjusted net loss of US$68.3 million in the corresponding period in 2015. Adjusted net loss is defined as loss excluding share-based compensation expenses and amortization of intangible assets.
The Company expects to generate revenues in an amount ranging from US$18.5 million to US$20.5 million in the fourth quarter of 2016, representing a 36.3% to 51.1% year-over-year increase. This forecast reflects Renren's current and preliminary view, which is subject to change.
Conference Call Information
The Company will not host a conference call. Please contact our Investor Relations Department if you have any questions.
About Renren Inc.
Renren Inc. (NYSE: RENN) operates a leading real name social networking service (SNS) and an internet finance business in China. Our SNS enables users to connect and communicate with each other, share photos and access mobile live streaming. Our internet finance business includes primarily auto financing. Renren.com and our renren mobile application had approximately 238 million activated users as of September 30, 2016.Renren's American depositary shares, each of which represents three Class A ordinary shares, trade on NYSE under the symbol "RENN".
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 for the fourth quarter of 2016 and quotations from management in this announcement, as well as Renren's strategic and operational plans, contain forward-looking statements. Renren may also make written or oral forward-looking statements in its filings with 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 third parties. Statements that are not historical facts, including statements about Renren'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: our goals and strategies; our future business development, financial condition and results of operations; the expected growth of the social networking site market in China; our expectations regarding demand for and market acceptance of our services; our expectations regarding the retention and strengthening of our relationships with key advertisers and customers; our plans to enhance user experience, infrastructure and service offerings; competition in our industry in China; and relevant government policies and regulations relating to our industry. Further information regarding these and other risks is included in our annual report on Form 20-F and other documents filed with the SEC. All information provided in this press release and in the attachments is as of the date of this press release, and Renren does not undertake any obligation to update any forward-looking statement, except as required under applicable law.
About Non-GAAP Financial Measures
To supplement Renren's consolidated financial results presented in accordance with United States Generally Accepted Accounting Principles ("GAAP"), Renren uses "adjusted net income (loss)" which is defined as "a non-GAAP financial measure" by the SEC, in evaluating its business. We define adjusted net income (loss) as net income (loss) excluding share-based compensation expenses and amortization of intangible assets. We present adjusted net income (loss) because it is used by our management to evaluate our operating performance. We also believe that this non-GAAP financial measure provide useful information to investors and others in understanding and evaluating our consolidated results of operations in the same manner as our management and in comparing financial results across accounting periods and to those of our peer companies.
The presentation of this non-GAAP financial measure is not intended to be considered in isolation from, 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 "Reconciliation of non-GAAP results of operations measures to the comparable GAAP financial measures" at the end of this release.
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CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS (UNAUDITED)
|(Amounts in US dollars, in thousands, except shares,||December 31,||September 30,|
|per share, ADS, and per ADS data)||2015||2016|
|Cash and cash equivalents||$||56,226||$||71,950|
|Accounts and notes receivable, net||4,044||4,452|
|Financing receivable, net||144,457||267,748|
|Prepaid expenses and other current assets||50,321||22,048|
|Amounts due from related parties||16,484||13,704|
|Current assets held for sale||7,471||-|
|Total current assets||403,938||398,447|
|Long-term financing receivable, net||15,273||558|
|Property and equipment, net||33,289||30,438|
|Other non-current assets||2,313||1,780|
|Non-current assets held for sale||2,030||-|
|Total non-current assets||863,895||784,182|
|LIABILITIES AND EQUITY|
|Accrued expenses and other current liabilities||29,731||21,219|
|Payable to investors||48,893||211,576|
|Amounts due to related parties||36||10,756|
|Deferred revenue and advance from customers||3,885||8,384|
|Income tax payable||6,118||7,275|
|Current liabilities held for sale||8,138||-|
|Total current liabilities||208,751||263,140|
|Other non-current liabilities||7,622||10,912|
|Total non-current liabilities||129,694||108,064|
|Class A ordinary shares||714||719|
|Class B ordinary shares||305||305|
|Additional paid-in capital||1,243,083||1,262,364|
|Accumulated other comprehensive income (loss)||37,124||(9,223||)|
|Total Renren Inc. shareholders' equity||930,544||811,425|
|TOAL LIABILITIES AND EQUITY||$||1,267,833||$||1,182,629|
CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF OPERATIONS (UNAUDITED)
|For the Three Months Ended|
|(Amounts in US dollars, in thousands, except shares,||September 30,||June 30,||September 30,|
|per shares, ADS, and per ADS data)||2015||2016||2016|
|Advertising and IVAS||$||7,312||$||7,583||$||9,578|
|Total net revenues||8,819||14,375||17,886|
|Cost of revenues||(7,633||)||(13,118||)||(14,352||)|
|Selling and marketing||(7,418||)||(5,222||)||(5,971||)|
|Research and development||(8,639||)||(4,610||)||(5,478||)|
|General and administrative||(8,349||)||(10,238||)||(10,693||)|
|Total operating expenses||(24,406||)||(20,070||)||(22,142||)|
|Loss from operations||(23,220||)||(18,813||)||(18,608||)|
|Exchange loss on offshore bank accounts||(62||)||(3||)||-|
|Realized (loss) gain on short-term investments||(49,742||)||698||(71||)|
|Impairment of long term investment||-||(35,000||)||-|
|Loss before provision of income tax, earnings (loss) in equity method investments and noncontrolling interest, net of income tax||(72,500||)||(47,143||)||(20,860||)|
|Income tax expenses||(1,626||)||(364||)||(626||)|
|Loss before earnings (loss) in equity method investments and noncontrolling interest, net of income tax||(74,126||)||(47,507||)||(21,486||)|
|Earnings (loss) in equity method investments, net of income tax||1,275||1,409||(1,324||)|
|Loss from continuing operations||(72,851||)||(46,098||)||(22,810||)|
|Loss from operations of discontinued operations, net of income tax||(351||)||-||-|
|Loss from discontinued operations, net of income tax||(351||)||-||-|
|Net loss attributable to noncontrolling interests||82||-||-|
|Net loss attributable to Renren Inc.||$||(73,120||)||$||(46,098||)||$||(22,810||)|
|Net loss per share from continuing operations attributable to Renren Inc.shareholders:|
|Net loss per share from discontinued operations attributable to Renren Inc.shareholders:|
|Net loss per share attributable to Renren Inc. shareholders:|
|Net loss attributable to Renren Inc. shareholders per ADS:|
|Weighted average number of shares used in calculating net loss per ordinary share from continuing operations attributable to Renren Inc. shareholders:|
|Weighted average number of shares used in calculating net loss per ordinary share from discontinued operations attributable to Renren Inc. shareholders:|
Reconciliation of Non-GAAP results of operations measures to the comparable GAAP financial measures
Adjusted net loss
|For the Three Months Ended|
|September 30,||June 30,||September 30,|
|(Amounts in US dollars, in thousands)||2015||2016||2016|
|Add back: Shared-based compensation expenses||4,917||5,457||5,511|
|Add back: Amortization of intangible assets||32||-||-|
|Adjusted net loss||$||(68,253||)||$||(40,641||)||$||(17,299||)|