BEIJING, March 21, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- ChinaCache International Holdings Ltd. ("ChinaCache" or the "Company") (NASDAQ:CCIH), the leading total solutions provider of Internet content and application delivery services in China, today announced its unaudited condensed consolidated financial results for the fourth quarter and full fiscal year ended December 31, 2015.

"We ended 2015 with significant progress made in our core business despite the challenges we experienced with our platform," said Mr. Song Wang, Founder, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of ChinaCache. "Although our revenue growth was affected by the platform issues, we managed to control our expenses effectively. In addition, with a company-wide platform optimization, we've received positive feedback from our customers on our three critical service offerings, including webpage, downloading and video services. We also achieved efficiencies throughout the business, demonstrated by our ability to keep operating expenses within our expectation."

"In addition to improving our core CDN business, we successfully accomplished several strategic milestones with the development of our Cloud Data Center and Internet Exchange operation throughout 2015. Looking ahead into 2016, we will continue to focus on growing our CDN services, strengthening our execution and improving revenue generation. We expect to complete the platform optimization during the first half of the year, enabling us to accommodate increasing traffic with enhanced quality services, and to result in top-line growth in the second half of 2016. Simultaneously, we are implementing a long-term strategy of building a dedicated carrier- and Internet-neutral data center network (DCN) ecosystem," concluded Mr. Wang.

Highlights for the Fourth Quarter of 2015
  • Net revenues were RMB311.4 million (US$48.1 million), an 8.1% decrease year-over-year.
  • Gross profit was RMB44.1 million (US$6.8 million), a decrease of 56.6% year-over-year.
  • Adjusted EBITDA (non-GAAP) was RMB3.9 million (US$0.6 million), compared with adjusted EBITDA (non-GAAP) of RMB12.1 million in the corresponding period in 2014.
  • Net loss was RMB36.8 million (US$5.7 million), compared with net loss of RMB20.6 million in the corresponding period in 2014.

Highlights for the Full Year 2015
  • Net revenues were RMB1.4 billion (US$209.0 million), representing a 2.2% decrease from the previous year.
  • Gross profit was RMB312.2 million (US$48.2 million), a 25.3% decrease from 2014.
  • Adjusted EBITDA (non-GAAP) was RMB120.2 million (US$18.6 million), a 16.7% increase from the previous year.
  • Net loss was RMB88.7 million (US$13.7 million), compared with a net loss of RMB6.8 million in 2014.

Fourth Quarter 2015 Financial Results

Net revenues for the fourth quarter of 2015 were RMB311.4 million (US$48.1 million), representing a 4.2% decrease from the third quarter of 2015 and an 8.1% decrease from the corresponding period in 2014, in each case primarily due to the continued platform optimization process in the fourth quarter.

Cost of revenues for the fourth quarter increased by 2.3% quarter-over-quarter and 12.7% year-over-year to RMB267.3 million (US$41.3 million). Gross margin was 14.2%, compared with 19.6% in the previous quarter and 30.0% in the corresponding period in 2014. Non-GAAP gross margin, which excludes share-based compensation, was 14.5%, compared with 19.8% in the third quarter and 30.0% in the corresponding period in 2014. Gross margin decline was mainly due to reduced bandwidth efficiency as a result of the decrease in net revenues, as well as increased depreciation expenses in the fourth quarter compared with the previous quarter and the corresponding period in 2014. 

Sales and marketing expenses for the fourth quarter of 2015 were RMB30.1 million (US$4.7 million), or 9.7% of net revenues, representing a 7.2% increase over the previous quarter and a 3.3% increase from the corresponding period in 2014.

General and administrative expenses for the fourth quarter of 2015 were RMB61.1 million (US$9.4 million), or 19.6% of net revenues, representing an 83.1% increase from the previous quarter and a 17.3% decrease from the corresponding period in 2014. The increase in general and administrative expenses quarter-over-quarter was primarily attributable to an increase in employee stock ownership plan.

Research and development (R&D) expenses for the fourth quarter of 2015 were RMB25.5 million (US$3.9 million), or 8.2% of net revenues, representing a 7.3% increase from the previous quarter and a 9.2% decrease from the corresponding period in 2014.

Adjusted EBITDA (non-GAAP), defined as EBITDA excluding share-based compensation expenses, foreign exchange gain and transaction tax on assets transfer, was RMB3.9 million (US$0.6 million), compared with adjusted EBITDA (non-GAAP) of RMB24.8 million in the third quarter of 2015, and adjusted EBITDA (non-GAAP) of RMB12.1 million in the corresponding period in 2014.

Operating loss was RMB64.1 million (US$9.9 million) in the fourth quarter of 2015, compared with an operating loss of RMB43.8 million in the previous quarter and an operating loss of RMB29.4 million in the corresponding period in 2014. Non-GAAP operating loss, which excludes share-based compensation expenses, was RMB45.9 million (US$7.1 million), compared with a non-GAAP operating loss of RMB40.1 million in the third quarter of 2015 and a non-GAAP operating loss of RMB20.8 million in the fourth quarter of 2014.

Income tax benefit was RMB22.9 million (US$3.5 million) in the fourth quarter of 2015, compared with income tax expense of RMB2.7 million in the third quarter of 2015 and income tax benefit of RMB3.0 million in the corresponding period in 2014.

Net loss was RMB36.8 million (US$5.7 million) in the fourth quarter of 2015, compared with net loss of RMB39.4 million in the third quarter of 2015, and a net loss of RMB20.6 million in the corresponding period in 2014. Net loss per basic and diluted American depositary share ("ADS") for the fourth quarter of 2015 was RMB1.45 (US$0.22) each. Each ADS represents 16 ordinary shares of the Company.

Adjusted net loss (non-GAAP), defined as net loss before share-based compensation expenses, foreign exchange gain and penalties on uncertain tax positions, was RMB21.2 million (US$3.3 million), compared with adjusted net loss (non-GAAP) of RMB44.4 million in the third quarter of 2015 and adjusted net loss (non-GAAP) of RMB16.8 million in the corresponding period in 2014. Non-GAAP net loss per basic and diluted ADS for the fourth quarter of 2015 was RMB0.84 (US$0.13) each.

Full Year 2015 Financial Results

For the full year ended December 31, 2015, net revenues were RMB1.4 billion (US$209.0 million), representing a 2.2% decrease from the previous year.

Gross profit in 2015 was RMB312.2 million (US$48.2 million), a 25.3% decrease from 2014.

Adjusted EBITDA (non-GAAP) in 2015 was RMB120.2 million (US$18.6 million), a 16.7% increase from the previous year.

Net loss in 2015 was RMB88.7 million (US$13.7 million), compared with a net loss of RMB6.8 million in 2014.

Adjusted net loss (non-GAAP) was RMB51.1 million (US$7.9 million) in 2015, compared with an adjusted net income (non-GAAP) of RMB6.4 million in 2014.

Balance Sheet

As of December 31, 2015, the Company had cash and cash equivalents of RMB606.8 million (US$93.7 million), compared with RMB375.9 million as of December 31, 2014.

Capital expenditures for the fourth quarter and full year of 2015 were RMB38.1 million (US$5.9 million) and RMB127.2 million (US$19.6 million), respectively.

2016 Revenue Guidance

ChinaCache currently expects to generate total net revenues in the range of RMB1.45 billion to RMB1.55 billion for the full year of 2016, representing year-over-year growth of 7.1% to 14.5%.  The Company expects revenue growth to occur in the second half of the year once the platform optimization process is successfully completed.

This forecast reflects ChinaCache's current view, which is subject to change.

Share Repurchases 

On December 28, 2015, the board of directors of the Company approved a new share buyback program, under which the Company is authorized to repurchase, through open market purchases or privately negotiated transactions, up to US$5.0 million worth of outstanding ADSs of ChinaCache over the next 12 months, depending on market conditions, share price and other factors, and subject to relevant rules and regulations under the U.S. securities laws. This new buyback program is in addition to the two programs that were previously approved and announced on December 18, 2014, which authorized the Company to repurchase ADSs not to exceed an aggregate of US$10.0 million, and on August 24, 2015, which authorized the Company to repurchase ADSs not to exceed an aggregate of US$6.0 million.

As of March 8, 2016, the Company had repurchased 2,785,176 ADSs on the open market for a consideration of US$20.9 million under the share buyback programs.

Conference Call Information

The Company has scheduled a conference call to discuss these results at 8:00 PM Eastern time on March 21, 2016, which corresponds to 8:00 AM Beijing time on March 22, 2016.

The dial-in details for the live conference call are as follows:
  • U.S. dial-in number: +1 (845) 675-0438
  • Hong Kong dial-in number: +852 3018-6776
  • International dial-in number: +65 6713-5440
  • China dial-in number: 400-1200-654
  • Conference ID: 68682074

A live and archived webcast of the conference call will be available on the Investor Relations section of ChinaCache's website at www.chinacache.com.

A replay of the conference call will also be available approximately two hours after the conclusion of the live call until March 27, 2016 by dialing:
  • U.S. dial-in number: +1 (855) 452-5696
  • International dial-in number: +61 (2) 9003-4211
  • China dial-in number: 400-632-2162
  • Conference ID: 68682074

About ChinaCache International Holdings Ltd.

ChinaCache International Holdings Ltd. (Nasdaq:CCIH) is the leading total solutions provider of Internet content and application delivery services in China. As a carrier-neutral service provider, ChinaCache's network in China is interconnected with networks operated by all telecom carriers, major non-carriers and local Internet service providers. With more than a decade of experience in developing solutions tailored to China's complex Internet infrastructure, ChinaCache is a partner of choice for businesses, government agencies and other enterprises to enhance the reliability and scalability of online services and applications and improve end-user experience. For more information on ChinaCache, please visit ir.chinacache.com.

*Use of Non-GAAP Financial Measures

In evaluating its business, ChinaCache considers and uses the following non-GAAP measures defined as non-GAAP financial measures by the SEC as supplemental measures to review and assess its operating performance: non-GAAP gross profit, non-GAAP sales and marketing expenses, non-GAAP general and administrative expenses, non-GAAP research and development expenses, non-GAAP operating income (loss), adjusted net income (loss) (non-GAAP), EBITDA and adjusted EBITDA (non-GAAP).  The presentation of these non-GAAP financial measures is not intended to be considered in isolation 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 "Reconciliations of Non-GAAP to GAAP Financial Measures" set forth at the end of this press release.

To present non-GAAP sales and marketing expenses, non-GAAP general and administrative expenses and non-GAAP research and development expenses, the Company excludes share-based compensation expense.

To present non-GAAP gross profit, the Company excludes share-based compensation expense.

To present non-GAAP operating income (loss), the Company excludes share-based compensation expense.

The Company defines adjusted net income (loss) as net income (loss) before share-based compensation expense, foreign exchange gain (loss) and penalties on uncertain tax positions.

The Company uses EBITDA to assist in reconciliation to adjusted EBITDA.  The Company defines EBITDA as net income (loss) before interest expense, interest income, income tax expense and penalties on uncertain tax positions and depreciation and amortization.  The Company defines adjusted EBITDA as EBITDA before share-based compensation expense foreign exchange gain (loss) and transaction tax on assets transfer that the Company does not consider reflective of its ongoing operations.  The Company believes that the use of adjusted EBITDA facilitates investors' use of operating performance comparisons from period to period and company to company by backing out potential differences caused by variations in items such as capital structure (affecting relative interest expense and share-based compensation expense), the book amortization of intangibles (affecting relative amortization expense), the age and book value of facilities and equipment (affecting relative depreciation expense) and other non-cash or non-recurrent expenses.  The Company also presents adjusted EBITDA because it believes it is frequently used by securities analysts, investors and other interested parties as a measure of the financial performance of companies in its industry.

Those non-GAAP financial measures are not defined under U.S. GAAP and are not measures presented in accordance with U.S. GAAP.  Those non-GAAP financial measures have limitations as analytical tools, and when assessing the Company's operating performance, investors should not consider them in isolation, or as a substitute for net income or other consolidated income statement data prepared in accordance with U.S. GAAP.  Some of these limitations include, but are not limited to:
  • Adjusted net income, EBITDA and adjusted EBITDA do not reflect the Company's cash expenditures or future requirements for capital expenditures or contractual commitments;
  • They do not reflect changes in, or cash requirements for, the Company's working capital needs;
  • They do not reflect the interest expense, or the cash requirements necessary to service interest or principal payments, on the Company's debt;
  • They do not reflect income taxes or the cash requirements for any tax payments;
  • Although depreciation and amortization are non-cash charges, the assets being depreciated and amortized often will have to be replaced in the future, and adjusted net income, EBITDA and adjusted EBITDA do not reflect any cash requirements for such replacements;
  • While share-based compensation is a component of cost of revenues and operating expenses, the impact on the Company's financial statements compared to other companies can vary significantly due to such factors as assumed life of the options and assumed volatility of the Company's ordinary shares; and
  • Other companies may calculate adjusted net income, EBITDA and adjusted EBITDA differently than the Company does, limiting their usefulness as comparative measures.

Exchange Rate Information

This announcement contains translations of certain RMB amounts into U.S. dollars at a specified rate solely for the convenience of the reader. Unless otherwise noted, all translations from RMB to U.S. dollars are based on the effective exchange rate of 6.4778 as of December 31, 2015.

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 revenue guidance and quotations from management in this announcement, as well as ChinaCache's strategic and operational plans, contain forward-looking statements. ChinaCache may also make written or oral forward-looking statements in its reports filed or furnished to the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, in its annual reports to shareholders, in press releases and other written materials and in oral statements made by its officers, directors or employees to third parties. 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 statements, including but not limited to the following: the Company's goals and strategies, expansion plans, the expected growth of the content and application delivery services market, the Company's expectations regarding keeping and strengthening its relationships with its customers, and the general economic and business conditions in the regions where the Company provides its solutions and services. Further information regarding these and other risks is included in the Company's filings with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission. All information provided in this press release is as of the date of this press release, and ChinaCache undertakes no duty to update such information, except as required under applicable law.

FINANCIAL TABLES
  • Unaudited Condensed Consolidated Balance Sheets
  • Unaudited Condensed Consolidated Statements of Comprehensive Income(loss)
  • Supplementary Metrics
  • Reconciliations of Non-GAAP to GAAP Financial Measures
                   
Condensed Consolidated Balance Sheets  
(amounts in thousands)  
                   
                   
        As of Dec 31   As of Dec 31   As of Dec 31  
        2014   2015   2015  
        RMB   RMB   US$  
        (Audited)   (Unaudited)   (Unaudited)  
ASSETS                
Current assets              
  Cash and cash equivalents   375,879   606,796   93,673  
  Restricted Cash   68,191   -   -  
  Accounts receivable, net 319,494   243,431   37,579  
  Prepaid expenses and other current assets   55,374   31,560   4,873  
  Short term investments   25,219   26,169   4,040  
  Deferred tax assets   20,658   17,923   2,767  
  Amount due from a subsidiary held for sale   -   435   67  
  Assets held for sale   -   1,060,543   163,720  
    Total current assets   864,815   1,986,857   306,719  
                   
Non-current assets              
  Property and equipment, net   418,886   499,946   77,178  
  Cloud infrastructure construction in progress   283,475   -   -  
  Intangible assets, net   10,321   10,898   1,682  
  Land use right, net   49,697   -   -  
  Long term investments   46,950   50,157   7,743  
  Deferred tax assets   980   11,368   1,755  
  Long term deposits and other non-current assets   56,084   59,390   9,168  
    Total non-current assets   866,393   631,759   97,526  
                   
  Total Assets     1,731,208   2,618,616   404,245  
                   
LIABILITIES AND SHAREHOLDERS' EQUITY                
Current Liabilities              
  Short-term loan   60,000   -   -  
  Accounts payable   255,821   205,593   31,738  
  Accrued employee benefits   45,016   44,690   6,899  
  Accrued expenses and other payables   411,803   76,409   11,796  
  Income tax payable   21,374   13,513   2,086  
  Liabilities for uncertain tax positions   11,739   11,337   1,750  
  Amounts due to related parties   18   18   3  
  Current portion of long term loan   7,180   7,180   1,108  
  Current portion of capital lease obligations   13,794   70,615   10,901  
  Deferred government grant   37,360   16,360   2,526  
  Amount due to a subsidiary held for sale   -   319,536   49,328  
  Liabilities held for sale   -   1,014,449   156,604  
    Total current liabilities   864,105   1,779,700   274,739  
                   
Non-current liabilities              
                   
    Long-term loan   11,520   4,340   670  
    Non-current portion of capital lease obligations   20,592   104,450   16,124  
    Deferred tax liabilities   44   -   -  
    Deferred government grant   -   8,439   1,303  
    Total non-current liabilities   32,156   117,229   18,097  
                   
Total Liabilities   896,261   1,896,929   292,836  
                   
Total Shareholders' equity   834,947   721,687   111,409  
                   
TOTAL LIABILITIES AND SHAREHOLDERS' EQUITY   1,731,208   2,618,616   404,245  
                   

 
                                             
  Condensed Consolidated Statements of Comprehensive Income (Loss)  
  (amounts in thousands, except for number of shares, per share and per ADS data)  
                       
                                             
                  For the Three Months Ended   For the Twelve Months Ended  
                  Dec 31, 2014   Sep 30, 2015   Dec 31, 2015   Dec 31, 2015   Dec 31, 2014   Dec 31, 2015   Dec 31, 2015  
                  RMB   RMB   RMB   US$   RMB   RMB   US$  
                  (Unaudited)   (Unaudited)   (Unaudited)   (Unaudited)   (Audited)   (Unaudited)   (Unaudited)  
                                             
  Net revenues       338,850       325,091       311,447       48,079       1,384,273       1,353,627       208,964    
  Cost of revenues       (237,157 )     (261,250 )     (267,339 )     (41,270 )     (966,558 )     (1,041,412 )     (160,766 )  
                                             
  Gross profit       101,693       63,841       44,108       6,809       417,715       312,215       48,198    
    Sales & marketing expenses       (29,175 )     (28,117 )     (30,145 )     (4,654 )     (127,843 )     (115,621 )     (17,849 )  
    General & administrative expenses       (73,797 )     (33,341 )     (61,062 )     (9,426 )     (190,980 )     (198,626 )     (30,663 )  
    Transaction tax on assets transfer       -       (22,339 )     (5,394 )     (833 )     -       (27,733 )     (4,281 )  
    Research & development expenses       (28,113 )     (23,799 )     (25,530 )     (3,941 )     (116,381 )     (103,110 )     (15,917 )  
    Other operating income       -       -       13,911       2,147       -       13,911       2,147    
                                            -    
  Operating loss       (29,392 )     (43,755 )     (64,112 )     (9,898 )     (17,489 )     (118,964 )     (18,365 )  
    Interest income       1,052       533       1,940       299       5,529       4,618       713    
    Interest expense       (3,192 )     (3,234 )     (2,473 )     (382 )     (8,220 )     (13,158 )     (2,031 )  
    Other income       3,098       1,114       141       22       6,298       2,991       462    
    Foreign exchange gain, net       4,814       8,606       4,845       748       3,944       13,164       2,032    
                                            -    
  Loss before income taxes       (23,620 )     (36,736 )     (59,659 )     (9,211 )     (9,938 )     (111,349 )     (17,189 )  
    Income tax benefit/(expense)       2,981       (2,652 )     22,861       3,529       3,097       22,614       3,491    
                                             
  Net loss         (20,639 )     (39,388 )     (36,798 )     (5,682 )     (6,841 )     (88,735 )     (13,698 )  
                                             
  Net loss attributable to the noncontrolling interest       -       -       (44 )     (7 )     -       (44 )     (7 )  
                                            -    
  Net loss attributable to ChinaCache       (20,639 )     (39,388 )     (36,754 )     (5,675 )     (6,841 )     (88,691 )     (13,691 )  
                                            -    
  Foreign currency translation       (1,857 )     (103 )     249       38       46       264       41    
  Unrealized holding gains arising during the period       200       249       1,106       171       583       1,853       286    
                                             
  Total other comprehensive (loss)/income, net of tax     (1,657 )     146       1,355       209       629       2,117       327    
                                            -    
  Total comprehensive loss       (22,296 )     (39,242 )     (35,443 )     (5,473 )     (6,212 )     (86,618 )     (13,371 )  
                                             
  Comprehensive loss attributable to noncontrolling interest     -       -       (44 )     (7 )     -       (44 )     (7 )  
                                             
  Comprehensive loss attributable to ChinaCache       (22,296 )     (39,242 )     (35,399 )     (5,466 )     (6,212 )     (86,574 )     (13,364 )  
                                             
  Loss per ordinary share:                                
    Basic         (0.05 )     (0.09 )     (0.09 )     (0.01 )     (0.02 )     (0.22 )     (0.03 )  
    Diluted       (0.05 )     (0.09 )     (0.09 )     (0.01 )     (0.02 )     (0.22 )     (0.03 )  
                                             
  Loss per ADS*:                                
    Basic         (0.80 )     (1.49 )     (1.45 )     (0.22 )     (0.27 )     (3.49 )     (0.54 )  
    Diluted       (0.80 )     (1.49 )     (1.45 )     (0.22 )     (0.27 )     (3.49 )     (0.54 )  
                                             
  Weighted average number of ordinary shares used in earnings per share computation:                      
    Basic         412,586,217       422,294,433       404,344,939       404,344,939       403,401,928       407,149,509       407,149,509    
    Diluted       412,586,217       422,294,433       404,344,939       404,344,939       403,401,928       407,149,509       407,149,509    
                                             
  * Note1:1 ADS = 16 shares                                

 
                                     
  Supplementary Metrics  
  (Unaudited)  
                         
                                     
                                     
                  Dec 31, 2014   Mar 31, 2015   Jun 30, 2015   Sep 30, 2015   Dec 31, 2015  
                                     
  Revenues breakdown by industry verticals                        
                                     
  Internet and software       22 %     22 %     21 %     21 %     21 %  
  Mobile internet       16 %     16 %     16 %     18 %     18 %  
  Media and entertainment       29 %     29 %     30 %     28 %     28 %  
  E-commerce       19 %     19 %     19 %     19 %     19 %  
  Enterprises       14 %     14 %     14 %     14 %     14 %  
  Government agencies       0 %     0 %     0 %     0 %     0 %  
  Total           100 %     100 %     100 %     100 %     100 %  
                                     
  Capital expenditures     66,611       56,144       25,150       7,735       38,144    
  As a percentage of net revenues       19.7 %     15.4 %     7.1 %     2.4 %     12.2 %  

 
                                       
  Supplementary Metrics - Reconciliations of Non-GAAP to GAAP Financial Measures  
                               
  (amounts in thousands, except for percentages, number of shares, per share and per ADS data)  
  (Unaudited)  
                                       
                                       
            For the Three Months Ended   For the Twelve Months Ended  
            Dec 31, 2014   Sep 30, 2015   Dec 31, 2015   Dec 31, 2015   Dec 31, 2014   Dec 31, 2015   Dec 31, 2015  
            RMB   RMB   RMB   US$   RMB   RMB   US$  
  Adjusted EBITDA — defined as EBITDA before share-based compensation expense, foreign exchange gain and transaction tax on assets transfer                            
                                       
  Net loss       (20,639 )     (39,388 )     (36,798 )     (5,682 )     (6,841 )     (88,735 )     (13,698 )  
  Depreciation     29,156       40,519       40,872       6,310       94,826       153,313       23,667    
  Amortization     619       981       1,151       178       2,202       4,298       663    
  Interest expense     3,192       3,234       2,473       382       8,220       13,158       2,031    
  Interest income     (1,052 )     (533 )     (1,940 )     (299 )     (5,529 )     (4,618 )     (713 )  
  Income tax (benefit)/expense     (2,981 )     2,652       (22,861 )     (3,529 )     (3,097 )     (22,614 )     (3,491 )  
  Share-based compensation     8,586       3,615       18,259       2,819       17,037       48,606       7,504    
  Foreign exchange gain     (4,814 )     (8,606 )     (4,845 )     (748 )     (3,944 )     (13,164 )     (2,032 )  
  Penalties on uncertain tax positions     56       -       2,206       341       100       2,206       341    
  Transaction tax on assets transfer     -       22,339       5,394       833       -       27,733       4,281    
  Adjusted EBITDA     12,123       24,813       3,911       605       102,974       120,183       18,553    
    Margin%     3.6 %     7.6 %     1.3 %     1.3 %     7.4 %     8.9 %     8.9 %  
                                       
                                       
                                       
                                       
  Adjusted net (loss)/income — defined as net loss before share-based compensation, foreign exchange gain and penalties on uncertain tax positions                            
                                       
  Net loss       (20,639 )     (39,388 )     (36,798 )     (5,682 )     (6,841 )     (88,735 )     (13,698 )  
  Share-based compensation     8,586       3,615       18,259       2,819       17,037       48,606       7,504    
  Foreign exchange gain     (4,814 )     (8,606 )     (4,845 )     (748 )     (3,944 )     (13,164 )     (2,032 )  
  Penalties on uncertain tax positions     56       -       2,206       341       100       2,206       341    
  Adjusted net (loss)/income     (16,811 )     (44,379 )     (21,178 )     (3,270 )     6,352       (51,087 )     (7,885 )  
    Margin%     (5.0 %)     (13.7 %)     (6.8 %)     (6.8 %)     0.5 %     (3.8 %)     (3.8 %)  
  (Loss)/earnings per ordinary share:                              
    Basic     (0.04 )     (0.11 )     (0.05 )     (0.01 )     0.02       (0.13 )     (0.02 )  
    Diluted     (0.04 )     (0.11 )     (0.05 )     (0.01 )     0.01       (0.13 )     (0.02 )  
  (Loss)/earnings per ADS:                              
    Basic     (0.65 )     (1.68 )     (0.84 )     (0.13 )     0.25       (2.01 )     (0.31 )  
    Diluted     (0.65 )     (1.68 )     (0.84 )     (0.13 )     0.24       (2.01 )     (0.31 )  
                                       
                                       
                                       
                               
  Non-GAAP gross profit - defined as gross profit before share-based compensation expense                            
                                       
  Gross profit     101,693       63,841       44,108       6,809       417,715       312,215       48,198    
  Plus: Share-based compensation     108       419       945       146       951       3,670       567    
  Non-GAAP gross profit     101,801       64,260       45,053       6,955       418,666       315,885       48,765    
    Margin%     30.0 %     19.8 %     14.5 %     14.5 %     30.2 %     23.3 %     23.3 %  
                                       
                                       
                                       
                                       
  Non-GAAP operating expense - defined as operating expense before share-based compensation expense                            
                                       
  Sales & marketing expenses     29,175       28,117       30,145       4,654       127,843       115,621       17,849    
  Minus: Share-based compensation     (327 )     (262 )     (693 )     (107 )     (2,167 )     (2,882 )     (445 )  
  Non-GAAP sales & marketing expenses     28,848       27,855       29,452       4,547       125,676       112,739       17,404    
    % of net revenues     8.5 %     8.6 %     9.5 %     9.5 %     9.1 %     8.3 %     8.3 %  
                                       
  General & administrative expenses     73,797       33,341       61,062       9,426       190,980       198,626       30,663    
  Minus: Share-based compensation     (6,542 )     (2,898 )     (15,876 )     (2,451 )     (10,612 )     (38,796 )     (5,989 )  
  Non-GAAP general & administrative expenses     67,255       30,443       45,186       6,975       180,368       159,830       24,674    
    % of net revenues     19.8 %     9.4 %     14.5 %     14.5 %     13.0 %     11.8 %     11.8 %  
                                       
  Research & development expenses     28,113       23,799       25,530       3,941       116,381       103,110       15,917    
  Minus: Share-based compensation     (1,609 )     (36 )     (745 )     (115 )     (3,307 )     (3,258 )     (503 )  
  Non-GAAP research & development expenses     26,504       23,763       24,785       3,826       113,074       99,852       15,414    
    % of net revenues     7.8 %     7.3 %     8.0 %     8.0 %     8.2 %     7.4 %     7.4 %  
                                       
                                       
                                       
                                       
  Non-GAAP operating loss — defined as GAAP operating loss before share-based compensation expense                              
                                       
  Operating loss     (29,392 )     (43,755 )     (64,112 )     (9,898 )     (17,489 )     (118,964 )     (18,365 )  
  Plus: Share-based compensation     8,586       3,615       18,259       2,819       17,037       48,606       7,504    
  Non-GAAP operating loss     (20,806 )     (40,140 )     (45,853 )     (7,079 )     (452 )     (70,358 )     (10,861 )  
    Margin%     (6.1 %)     (12.3 %)     (14.7 %)     (14.7 %)     (0.0 %)     (5.2 %)     (5.2 %)  
                                       
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