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JMU Limited Reports Audited Fiscal Year 2017 Financial Results

SHANGHAI, April 25, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- JMU Limited (the "Company" or "JMU") (NASDAQ: JMU), a leading B2B online e-commerce platform that provides integrated services to suppliers and customers in the foodservice industry in China, today announced its audited financial results for the fiscal year of 2017 ended December 31, 2017.

Fiscal Year 2017 Highlights

  • Revenues in 2017 were $88.7 million, showing an increase of 21.2% from $73.2 million in the year of 2016.
  • Gross profit was $0.5 million in fiscal 2017, improved from $0.3 million in 2016.
  • B2B online platform recorded gross billing of RMB16 billion (US$2.5 billion) in 2017, measured in terms of gross merchandise value ("GMV"), increasing 46.8% from gross billing of RMB10.9 billion (US$ 1.6 billion) in 2016.
  • Active customer accounts were 33,020 as of December 31, 2017, decreasing 1.3% from 33,449 as of December 31, 2016.
  • Third-party sellers on the Company's online marketplace decreased to 15,800 compared to over 16,300 as of the end of 2016.

Ms. Xiaoxia Zhu, Co-chairperson and Chief Executive Officer commented, "During 2017, despite our net loss, we were able to maintain double-digit top-line growth and achieve higher gross profit compared to 2016."

Ms. Zhu continued, "Looking ahead, we will explore more strategic partnerships and innovation opportunities. As we continue to acquire new customers and broaden our source supplier network to introduce more packaged food manufacturers onto our platform, our business focus in 2018 will switch from increasing order volume to minimizing net loss in an effort to achieve profitability."

Recent Corporate Highlights

In January 2018, JMU established Asia New Food Material Research and Development Center ("New Food Material") to develop standardized Ready-to-Cook and Ready-to-Eat products to supplement its core online direct sales business.

Fiscal Year 2017 Financial Performance  

Revenues were $88.7 million for the year of 2017, representing an increase of 21% from $73.2 million in 2016. The growth of revenue in fiscal 2017 was mainly due to the increase in order volumes.

Cost of revenues was $88.2 million in the year of 2017, showing an increase of 21% from $72.9 million in 2016, which was generally in-line with the growth of the Company's revenues.

Gross profit for fiscal 2017 was $0.5 million, representing a 67% increase from $0.3 million in 2016.

Selling and marketing expenses in 2017 decreased 25% to $15.2 million from $20.4 million in 2016. As a percentage of total revenue, selling and marketing expense was 17.1% and 27.9% in the fiscal year of 2017 and 2016, respectively. The decrease was primarily attributable to (i) a decrease of US$4.2 million expense related to loyalty program and (ii) a decrease of US$0.6 million in the cost of advertisement campaigns and promotions..

General and administrative expenses in 2017 were $6.7 million, representing a decrease of 11% compared to $7.5 million in 2016. As a percentage of total revenues, general and administrative expenses was 7.5% and 10.3 % in the fiscal years of 2017 and 2016, respectively.

Loss from operations in 2017 was $168.4 million, showing an increase of 510% from $27.6 million in 2016. The change in loss from operations was mainly due to the impairment loss of $147.0 million after the annual impairment test for the year ended December 31, 2017.

Net loss attributable to the Company in 2017 was $161.9 million, representing an increase of 540% compared to $25.3 million in 2016. Non-GAAP net loss attributable to the Company, which excludes amortization of acquired intangible assets, impairment loss, share-based compensation and related provision for income tax benefits, was $12.3 million compared to $17.8 million in fiscal 2017 and 2016, respectively. For the years ended December 31, 2017 and December 31, 2016, the Company's weighted average number of ordinary shares used in computing loss per ordinary share was 1,476,144,194 and 1,474,087,060, respectively.

Excluding the one-time impairment charge, the full year operating loss was $21.4 million in 2017 compared to $27.6 million for the full year of 2016.

As of December 31, 2017, the Company's cash and cash equivalents was $4.9 million, showing an increase of 89% compared to $2.6 million as of December 31, 2016. Total shareholders' equity was $103.6 million as compared to $248.4 million at the end of 2016.

Conference Call Information

The Company will hold a conference call at 8:30 am ET (8:30 pm Beijing/Hong Kong time) on Wednesday, April 25, 2018 to discuss its fiscal year 2017 results. Listeners may access the call by dialing:

U.S.:

+1 866-519-4004

Hong Kong:

800-906-601

China:

4006-208-038

Access code:

6382609

A webcast will also be available through the Company's investor relations website at http://ir.ccjmu.com.

A replay of the call will be available through June 2, 2018 by dialing:

US:

+1 855-452-5696


Hong Kong:

800-963-117


China:

400-602-2065


Access code:

6382609


Form 20-F Filings for Year 2017

JMU filed its annual report for the year ended December 31, 2017 on Form 20-F with the Securities and Exchange Commission.  The annual report on Form 20-F can be accessed and downloaded through the investor relations section of the Company's website and all shareholders can receive a hard copy of the Company's complete audited financial statements free of charge upon request.

Note 1: Non-GAAP measures

To supplement our consolidated financial statements presented in accordance with U.S. generally accepted accounting principles ("GAAP"), we use various non-GAAP financial measures that are adjusted from results based on U.S. GAAP to exclude amortization of acquired intangible assets, impairment of goodwill, share-based compensation and related provision for income tax benefits.

Reconciliations of our non-GAAP financial measures to our U.S. GAAP financial measures are shown in tables at the end of this earnings release, which provide more details about the non-GAAP financial measures.

Our non-GAAP financial information is provided as additional information to help investors compare business trends among different reporting periods on a consistent basis and to enhance investors' overall understanding of the historical and current financial performance of our operations and our prospects for the future. Our non-GAAP financial information should be considered in addition to results prepared in accordance with U.S. GAAP, but should not be considered a substitute for or superior to U.S. GAAP financial results. In addition, our calculation of this non-GAAP financial information may be different from the calculation used by other companies, and therefore comparability may be limited.

Our non-GAAP information (including non-GAAP loss from operations and net loss attributable to the Company) which is adjusted from results based on U.S. GAAP to exclude amortization of acquired intangible assets, impairment of goodwill, share-based compensation and income tax benefits. A limitation of using these non-GAAP financial measures is that amortization of acquired intangible assets, impairment of goodwill, share-based compensation and related provision for income tax benefits have been and may continue to be for the foreseeable future significant recurring expenses in our results of operations. We compensate for these limitations by providing reconciliations of our non-GAAP financial measures to our U.S. GAAP financial measures. Please see the reconciliation tables at the end of this earnings release.

About JMU Limited

JMU Limited currently operates China's leading B2B online e-commerce platform that provides integrated services to suppliers and customers in the catering industry. With the help of Internet and cloud technologies, JMU has the vision to reshape the procurement and distribution pattern and build a fair business ecosystem in the catering industry in China. JMU is further promoting the use of its platform for small- and medium-sized restaurants and restaurant chains in China.

Through cooperation with national and local industry associations and reputable restaurant groups across China, JMU has formed a leading industrial alliance and has great resource leverage in China's catering industry. JMU works closely with suppliers and customers in the catering industry, providing one-stop procurement services, as well as other value-added services. For more information, please visit: http://ir.ccjmu.com.

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 "aim", "anticipate", "believe", "estimate", "expect", "going forward", "intend", "ought to", "plan", "project", "potential", "seek", "may", "might", "can", "could", "will", "would", "shall", "should", "is likely to" and the negative form of these words and other similar expressions. Among other things, statements that are not historical facts, including statements about JMU's beliefs and expectations, the business outlook and quotations from management in this announcement, as well as JMU's strategic and operational plans, are or contain 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: The general economic and business conditions in China may deteriorate. The growth of Internet and mobile user population in China might not be as strong as expected. JMU's plan to enhance customer experience, upgrade infrastructure and increase service offerings might not be well received. JMU might not be able to implement all of its strategic plans as expected. Competition in China may intensify further. All information provided in this press release is as of the date of this press release and are based on assumptions that we believe to be reasonable as of this date, and JMU does not undertake any obligation to update any forward-looking statement, except as required under applicable law.

Contact:

Freda Feng, IR Director
JMU Limited
fengxiaohong@ccjmu.com
Tel: +86-21-6015-1166 ext.8904

Bill Zima
ICR Inc.
bill.zima@icrinc.com
Tel: +1(203)-682-8200

JMU LIMITED
FORMERLY KNOWN AS WOWO LIMITED
CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF OPERATIONS
(US dollars in thousands, except for number of shares and per share (or ADS) data)



2016


2017





Related parties 

10,078


17,485

Third parties 

63,123


71,251

Total Revenues

73,201


88,736

Cost of revenues

(72,857)


(88,187)

Gross profit 

344


549





Operating expenses:




Selling and marketing

(20,405)


(15,207)

General and administrative 

(7,531)


(6,697)

Impairment loss

-


(147,018)

Total operating expenses

(27,936)


(168,922)

Loss from operations

(27,592)


(168,373)

Interest income/(expense)

26


(411)

Other income, net

39


28

Loss before provision for income taxes

(27,527)


(168,756)

Income tax benefits

2,234


6,857

Net loss

(25,293)


(161,899)





Net loss per ordinary share




Basic

(0.02)


(0.11)

Diluted

(0.02)


(0.11)

Weighted average shares used in calculating net loss per ordinary share




Basic

1,474,087,060


1,476,144,194

Diluted

1,474,087,060


1,476,144,194

 

JMU LIMITED
FORMERLY KNOWN AS WOWO LIMITED
CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF COMPREHENSIVE LOSS
(US dollars in thousands)



2016


2017









Net loss

(25,293)


(161,899)

Other comprehensive (loss)/income, net of tax of $nil:




Change in cumulative foreign currency translation adjustment

(33,516)


15,975

Comprehensive loss

(58,809)


(145,924)

 

JMU LIMITED
FORMERLY KNOWN AS WOWO LIMITED
CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS
(US dollars in thousands)



As of December 31,


2016


2017

ASSETS:





Current assets:





Cash and cash equivalents


2,605


4,912

Accounts receivable, net of allowance of $nil as of December 31, 2016 and
2017


1,645


3,296

Inventories


224


539

Prepaid expenses and other current assets, net


8,678


2,246

Amounts due from related parties


213


3,063

Total current assets


13,365


14,056

Non-current assets:





Property and equipment, net


1,978


1,795

Acquired intangible assets, net


36,274


10,264

Investment


720


768

Goodwill


221,337


108,940

Deferred tax assets


219


157

Other non-current assets


152


162

Total non-current assets


260,680


122,086

TOTAL ASSETS


274,045


136,142

LIABILITIES AND SHAREHOLDER'S EQUITY :





Current liabilities:





Short-term bank borrowings (including short-term bank borrowings of VIE
without recourse to the Company of $nil and $7,684,859 as of December
31, 2016 and 2017, respectively)


-


7,685

Accounts and notes payable (including accounts and notes payable of VIE
without recourse to the Company of $2,200,292 and $3,980,560 as of 
December 31, 2016 and 2017, respectively)


2,200


3,981

Accrued expenses and other current liabilities (including accrued expenses
and other current liabilities of VIE without recourse to the Company of
$8,198,754 and $8,345,461 as of December 31, 2016 and 2017, respectively)


9,033


9,292

Advance from customers (including advance from customers of VIE
without recourse to the Company of $2,282,353 and $1,243,739 as of
December 31, 2016 and 2017, respectively)


2,282


1,244

Amounts due to related parties (including amounts due to related parties
of VIE without recourse to the Company of $1,650,168 and $87,385 as of
December 31, 2016 and 2017, respectively)


1,711


604

Total current liabilities


15,226


22,806

Non-current liabilities:





Other non-current liabilities (including other non-current liabilities of VIE
without recourse to the Company of $1,086,342 and $1,386,749 as of
December 31, 2016 and 2017, respectively)


1,352


1,534

Deferred tax liabilities (including deferred tax liabilities of the VIE
without recourse to the Company of $nil and $nil as of
December 31, 2016 and 2017, respectively)


9,069


2,565

Amount due to related parties (including amount due to related parties of
the VIE without recourse to the Company of $nil and $5,685,971 as of
December 31, 2016 and 2017, respectively)


-


5,686

Total non-current liabilities


10,421


9,785

TOTAL LIABILITIES


25,647


32,591

Commitments and contingencies





Shareholders' equity:





Ordinary shares ($0.00001 par value; 1,827,462,652 shares authorized,
1,476,208,670 shares issued and outstanding as of December 31, 2016 and 2017)


15


15

Additional paid-in capital


632,995


634,071

Accumulated deficit


(352,004)


(513,903)

Accumulated other comprehensive loss


(32,608)


(16,632)

Total shareholders' equity


248,398


103,551

TOTAL LIABILITIES AND SHAREHOLDERS' EQUITY


274,045


136,142

 

JMU LIMITED
Reconciliation of Non-GAAP financial measures
to comparable GAAP measures
(US dollars in thousands)








 For the year ended 



2016


2017

Loss from operations


27,592


168,373

Net loss attributable to JMU Ltd.


25,293


161,899






Amortization of acquired intangible assets

a

8,641


8,359

Income tax benefits

b

(2,234)


(6,857)

Share-based compensation

c

1,098


1,068

Impairment loss

d

-


147,018






Non-GAAP loss from operation (a)(c)(d)


17,853


11,928

Non-GAAP net loss attributable to JMU Ltd.(a)(b)(c)(d)


17,788


12,311






Note:





(a)Adjustment to exclude amortization of acquired intangible assets

(b)Adjustment to exclude income tax benefits

(c)Adjustment to exclude share-based compensation

(d)Adjustment to exclude impairment loss

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