Fang Announces Fourth Quarter and Fiscal Year 2020 Unaudited Financial Results

   2021-03-26 08:03

BEIJING, March 26, 2021 /PRNewswire/ — Fang Holdings Limited (NYSE: SFUN) ("Fang" or the "Company"), a leading real estate Internet portal in China, today announced its unaudited financial results for the fourth quarter and fiscal year ended December 31, 2020.

Fourth Quarter 2020 Highlights



  • Total revenues were $56.5 million, an increase of 14.6% from $49.3 million in the corresponding period of 2019.
  • Operating income from continuing operations was $5.9 million, compared to an operating loss from continuing operations of $21.0 million in the corresponding period of 2019.
  • Net loss was $76 thousand, compared to a net loss of $26.2 million in the corresponding period of 2019.

Fiscal Year 2020 Highlights

  • Total revenues were $216.2 million, a decrease of 1.6% from $219.7 million in 2019.
  • Operating income from continuing operations was $32.7 million, an increase of 31.4% from $24.9 million in 2019.
  • Net loss was $6.5 million, compared to a net loss of $10.3 million in 2019.

Fourth Quarter 2020 Financial Results

Revenues

Fang reported total revenues of $56.5 million in the fourth quarter of 2020, an increase of 14.6% from $49.3 million in the corresponding period of 2019.

  • Revenue from marketing services was $30.1 million in the fourth quarter of 2020, an increase of 59.1% from $18.9 million in the corresponding period of 2019.
  • Revenue from listing services was $9.7 million in the fourth quarter of 2020, a decrease of 23.1% from $12.7 million in the corresponding period of 2019, mainly due to the decrease in the number of paying customers.
  • Revenue from leads generation services was $11.5 million in the fourth quarter of 2020, a decrease of 20.0% from $14.4 million in the corresponding period of 2019.
  • Revenue from financial services was $3.9 million in the fourth quarter of 2020, an increase of 175.9% from $1.4 million in the corresponding period of 2019, mainly due to the increase in average loan receivable balance.

Cost of Revenue

Cost of revenue was $3.5 million in the fourth quarter of 2020, a decrease of 13.2% from $4.1 million in the corresponding period of 2019, primarily due to the optimization in cost structure.

Operating Expenses

Operating expenses were $42.2 million in the fourth quarter of 2020, a decrease of 38.3% from $68.4 million in the corresponding period of 2019.

  • Selling expenses were $16.4 million in the fourth quarter of 2020, a decrease of 37.8% from $26.3 million in the corresponding period of 2019, mainly due to the decrease in staff cost and promotional expense.
  • General and administrative expenses were $25.8 million in the fourth quarter of 2020, a decrease of 38.6% from $42.1 million in the corresponding period of 2019, mainly due to the decrease in staff related costs.

Operating income/(loss) from Continuing Operations

Operating income from continuing operations was $5.9 million in the fourth quarter of 2020, compared to operating loss from continuing operations of $21.0 million in the corresponding period of 2019.

Change in Fair Value of Securities

Change in fair value of securities for the fourth quarter of 2020 was a loss of $2.3 million, compared to a loss of $3.5 million in the corresponding period of 2019, mainly due to the fluctuation in market price of investments in equity securities.

Income Tax Benefits

Income tax benefits were $4.2 million in the fourth quarter of 2020, an increase of 24.3% from $3.4 million in the corresponding period of 2019.

Net Loss

Net loss was $76 thousand in the fourth quarter of 2020, compared to a net loss of $26.2 million in the corresponding period of 2019.

Fiscal Year 2020 Financial Results 

Revenues

Fang reported total revenues of $216.2 million for 2020, a decrease of 1.6% from $219.7 million in 2019.   

  • Revenue from marketing services was $109.1 million for 2020, an increase of 15.2% from $94.6 million in 2019.
  • Revenue from listing services was $44.2 million for 2020, a decrease of 30.4% from $63.5 million in 2019, mainly due to the decreased number of paying members in listing services.
  • Revenue from leads generation services was $47.8 million for 2020, an increase of 10.4% from $43.3 million in 2019, driven by the increase in effectiveness of services and customer acceptance.
  • Revenue from financial services was $9.1 million for 2020, a decrease of 5.0% from $9.6 million in 2019.

Cost of Revenue

Cost of revenue was $17.6 million for 2020, a decrease of 37.7% from $28.3 million in 2019, primarily due to optimization in cost structure.

Operating Expenses

Operating expenses were $163.4 million for 2020, a decrease of 5.6% from $173.1 million in 2019.

  • Selling expenses were $59.2 million for 2020, a decrease of 19.6% from $73.7 million in 2019.
  • General and administrative expenses were $104.1 million for 2020, an increase of 4.7% from $99.4 million in 2019.

Operating Income from Continuing Operations

Operating income from continuing operations was $32.7 million for 2020, an increase of 31.4% from $24.9 million in the corresponding period of 2019.

Change in Fair Value of Securities

Change in fair value of securities for 2020 was a loss of $26.2 million, compared to a loss of $46.1 million in 2019, mainly due to the fluctuation in market price of investments in equity securities.

Income Tax Benefits

Income tax benefits were $4.5 million for 2020, a decrease of 53.1% from $9.5 million in 2019, mainly due to the effect of change in fair value of equity securities.

Net Loss

Net loss was $6.5 million for 2020, compared to a net loss of $10.3 million in 2019.

Business Outlook

Based on current operations and market conditions, Fang’s management predicts a positive net income for the year of 2021, which represents management’s current and preliminary view and is subject to change.

Conference Call Information

Fang’s management team will host a conference call on March 26, 2021 at 8:00 AM U.S. Eastern Time (8:00 PM Beijing/Hong Kong time). The dial-in details for the live conference call are:

International Toll:       +65 67135600
Toll-Free/Local Toll:
United States                +1 877-440-9253 / +1 631-460-7472
Hong Kong                    +852 800-906-603 / +852 3018-6773
Mainland China             +86 800-820-5506 / +86 400-120-0948
Direct Event Passcode 1578624#

Please register in advance of the conference using the link provided below. Upon registering, you will be provided with participant dial-in numbers, Direct Event passcode (1578624#) and unique registrant ID. Get prompted 10 min prior to the start of the conference. Enter the Direct Event Passcode above (1578624#), and your unique Registrant ID, followed by the pound or hash (#) sign to join the call.

Direct Event online registration: http://apac.directeventreg.com/registration/event/8574127

A telephone replay of the call will be available after the conclusion of the conference call from 11:00 AM ET on March 26, 2021 through 8:59 AM ET April 3, 2021. The dial-in details for the telephone replay are:

International Toll:      +61 2-8199-0299
Toll-Free/Local Toll:
United States              +1 855-452-5696 / +1 646-254-3697
Hong Kong                  +852 800-963-117 / +852 3051-2780
Mainland China           +86 400-602-2065 / +86 800-870-0206
Conference ID:            8574127

A live and archived webcast of the conference call will be available on Fang’s website at http://ir.fang.com.

About Fang

Fang operates a leading real estate Internet portal in China in terms of the number of page views and visitors to its websites. Through its websites, Fang provides primarily marketing, listing, leads generation and financial services for China’s fast-growing real estate and home furnishing and improvement sectors. Its user-friendly websites support active online communities and networks of users seeking information on, and other value-added services for, the real estate and home furnishing and improvement sectors in China. Fang currently maintains approximately 74 offices to focus on local market needs and its website and database contains real estate related content covering 665 cities in China. For more information about Fang, please visit http://ir.fang.com.

Safe Harbor Statements

This press release contains forward-looking statements within the meaning of Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended. Such forward-looking 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," "is expected to," "anticipates," "aim," "future," "intends," "plans," "believes," "are likely to," "estimates," "may," "should" and similar expressions, and include, without limitation, statements regarding Fang’s future financial performance, revenue guidance, growth and growth rates, market position and continued business transformation. 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 Fang’s control, which may cause its actual results, performance or achievements to differ materially from those in the forward-looking statements. Potential risks and uncertainties include, without limitation, the impact of Fang’s business development strategies, the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, and the impact of current and future government policies affecting China’s real estate market. Further information regarding these and other risks, uncertainties or factors is included in Fang’s filings with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission. Fang does not undertake any obligation to update any forward-looking statement as a result of new information, future events or otherwise, except as required under law.

For investor and media inquiries, please contact:

Ms. Jessie Yang
Investor Relations Director
Email: [email protected]

Fang Holdings Limited

Unaudited Condensed Consolidated Balance Sheets

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

ASSETS

December 31,

December 31,

2020

2019

Current assets:

      Cash and cash equivalents

130,055

105,282

      Restricted cash, current

278,854

219,096

      Short-term investments

91,587

194,720

      Accounts receivable, net

95,246

66,379

      Funds receivable

4,924

8,372

      Prepayments and other current assets

37,054

31,509

      Commitment deposits

201

188

      Loans receivable, current

90,909

60,490

      Amounts due from related parties

673

644

Total current assets 

729,503

686,680

Non-current assets:

      Property and equipment, net

713,599

695,457

      Deferred tax assets

3,698

6,570

      Deposits for non-current assets

497

618

      Restricted cash, non-current portion

44,050

42,452

      Long-term investments

372,962

341,946

      Other non-current assets

40,621

39,179

Total non-current assets

1,175,427

1,126,222

Total assets

1,904,930

1,812,902

LIABILITIES AND SHAREHOLDERS’ EQUITY

Current liabilities:

      Short-term loans

334,086

264,624

      Short term bond payable

102,779

      Deferred revenue

140,293

134,143

      Accrued expenses and other liabilities

127,261

120,244

      Customers’ refundable fees

4,167

4,981

      Income tax payable

23,048

4,207

      Amounts due to related parties

11,144

9,227

Total current liabilities

639,999

640,205

Non-current liabilities:

      Long-term loans

115,980

184,158

      Long-term bond payable

110,316

      Convertible senior notes

168,452

168,929

      Deferred tax liabilities

85,724

90,723

      Other non-current liabilities

118,713

138,435

Total non-current liabilities

599,185

582,245

Total Liabilities  

1,239,184

1,222,450

Equity:

Class A ordinary shares, par value Hong Kong Dollar ("HK$") 1 per share,
600,000,000 shares authorized for Class A and Class B in aggregate, issued
shares as of December 31, 2019 and December 31, 2020: 71,775,686 and
71,775,686; outstanding shares as of December 31, 2019 and December 31,
2020: 65,403,527 and 65,715,527

 

 

 

9,244

 

 

 

9,244

Class B ordinary shares, par value HK$1 per share, 600,000,000 shares
authorized for Class A and Class B in aggregate, and 24,336,650 shares and
24,336,650 shares issued and outstanding as at December 31, 2019 and
December 31, 2020, respectively

 

 

 

3,124

 

 

 

3,124

      Less: Treasury stock

(117,183)

(123,216)

      Additional paid-in capital

542,151

528,620

      Accumulated other comprehensive loss

(30,147)

(98,371)

      Retained earnings

257,862

270,358

Total Fang Holdings Limited shareholders’ equity

665,051

589,759

      Noncontrolling interests

695

693

Total equity

665,746

590,452

TOTAL LIABILITIES AND EQUITY

1,904,930

1,812,902

 

 

Unaudited Condensed Consolidated Statements of Comprehensive Loss[i]

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

Three months ended

Year ended

December 31,

December 31,

December 31,

December 31,

2020

2019

2020

2019

Revenues:

      Marketing services

30,104

18,919

109,070

94,639

      Leads generation services

11,532

14,414

47,801

43,300

      Listing services

9,732

12,662

44,206

63,471

      Financial services

3,935

1,426

9,082

9,561

      Value-added services

1,194

1,712

5,517

5,893

      E-commerce services

12

191

476

2,847

Total revenues

56,509

49,324

216,152

219,711

Cost of revenues:

      Cost of services

(3,545)

(4,086)

(17,609)

(28,260)

Total Cost of Revenues

(3,545)

(4,086)

(17,609)

(28,260)

Gross Profit

52,964

45,238

198,543

191,451

Operating (expenses) income:

      Selling expenses

(16,364)

(26,290)

(59,226)

(73,662)

      General and administrative expenses

(25,829)

(42,099)

(104,149)

(99,442)

      Other income/(loss)

(4,843)

2,197

(2,505)

6,518

Operating income / (loss) from continuing operations

5,928

(20,954)

32,663

24,865

      Foreign exchange gain/ (loss)

(5,435)

(46)

(9,105)

154

      Interest income

3,159

4,319

12,472

9,038

      Interest expense

(6,085)

(9,006)

(23,879)

(25,402)

      Investment income (loss), net

(53)

86

1,745

2,644

      Realized gain on sale of available-for-sale securities

(721)

861

      Change in fair value of securities

(2,316)

(3,450)

(26,249)

(46,062)

      Government grants

537

184

1,419

927

Loss before income taxes and noncontrolling interests
from continuing operations

 

(4,265)

 

(29,588)

 

(10,934)

 

(32,975)

Income tax benefits

      Income tax benefits

4,189

3,370

4,473

9,544

Net (loss) income from continuing operations, net of
income taxes

 

(76)

 

(26,218)

 

(6,461)

 

(23,431)

      Income from discontinued operations, net of income taxes

13,181

      Net loss

(76)

(26,218)

(6,461)

(10,250)

      Net loss attributable to noncontrolling interests

(1)

(1)

(2)

(1)

Net loss attributable to Fang Holdings Limited
shareholders

 

(75)

 

(26,217)

 

(6,459)

 

(10,249)

Earnings per share for Class A and Class B ordinary shares :

      Basic

(0.00)

(0.29)

(0.07)

(0.11)

      Diluted

(0.00)

(0.29)

(0.07)

(0.11)

[i] On June 19, 2020, a ratio change that had the same effect as a 1-for-10 reverse ADS split took effect, and as a result, one ADS currently represents ten Class A ordinary shares.

Related Links :

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