Sky-mobi Limited Announces First Quarter 2016 Unaudited Financial Results

HANGZHOU, China, May 24, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Sky-mobi Limited ("Sky-mobi" or the "Company") (Nasdaq:MOBI), a mobile application platform and game publisher in China, today announced its unaudited financial results for the first quarter ended March 31, 2016.

First Quarter 2016 Highlights
  • Total revenue was RMB83.7 million (US$13.0 million) in the first quarter of 2016, compared to RMB233.0 million during the same period last year and RMB98.1 million in the fourth quarter of 2015.
  • Revenue from the smartphone business was RMB81.7 million (US$12.7 million) in the first quarter of 2016, or 97.6% of total revenue, compared to RMB219.3 million, or 94.1% of total revenue during the same period last year.

Mr. Michael Tao Song, chairman and chief executive officer of Sky-mobi, commented, "I am pleased to report our second straight quarter of profitability at the operating level and higher gross margins despite the continued challenging business environment we find ourselves in. Total revenue during the quarter continued to be impacted by even tighter control measures on payment transactions implemented by the mobile carriers in the weeks surrounding China's annual consumer rights day on March 15, 2016. These even stricter control measures negatively impacted our topline during the quarter and more than offset our revenue strength during the Chinese New Year holidays. While we continued to implement cost control measures across our business to improve operating efficiency and flexibility in this challenging environment, we increased our cost base this quarter to motivate, attract and retain employees. With added focus from our employees, we continued to implement our game publishing strategy by concentrating on publishing a fewer number of high-quality foreign casual games in the highly competitive mobile gaming market. With the situation expected to remain unchanged throughout the year and possibly in the years ahead, we will continue to manage our business in a careful, cautious and focused manner going forward."

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