• First quarter revenue of $138.2 million, growth accelerated to 177% year-over-year; exceeding the top end of Opera’s guidance range
  • Opera’s total user base exceeded 360 million monthly active users in March; including record Opera News, Opera for PC, Opera GX and Opera for Android users
  • Fintech continued to grow; first quarter revenue of $94.7 million driven by 8.6 million loans issued in the quarter
  • First quarter adjusted EBITDA loss of $8.6 million, and net loss of $20.9 million. Excluding an extraordinary additional loan loss provision of $27 million related to COVID-19, adjusted EBITDA would have been within our guided range for the quarter
  • Observing initial signs of a recovery from COVID-19 with search and advertising monetization improving from early April levels and microlending testing ahead of broader relaunch in 2H 2020
  • Cash and marketable securities were $215 million as of March 31st, 2020 versus $182 million as of December 31st, 2019

OSLO, Norway, May 20, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Opera Limited (NASDAQ: OPRA), one of the world’s largest internet consumer brands with over 350 million monthly active users, today announced its unaudited consolidated financial results for the quarter ended March 31, 2020. 

First quarter 2020 financial highlights

  Three Months Ended March 31,  Year-over-year
% change
 
[US$ thousands, except for margins and per ADS amounts] 2019  2020     
Revenue  49,843   138,216   177%
             
Net income (loss)  4,380   (20,859)  -576%
Margin  9%  -15%    
             
Adjusted EBITDA (1)  9,605   (8,574)  -189%
Margin  19%  -6%    
             
Adjusted net income (1)  6,749   (17,194)  -355%
Margin  14%  -12%    
             
Diluted net income per ADS, US$  0.04   (0.17)  -541%
             
Diluted adjusted net income per ADS, US$ (1)  0.07   (0.14)  -306%

(1) Please see the separate section "About non-IFRS financial measures" for the definitions of adjusted EBITDA and adjusted net income.

Frode Jacobsen, Opera’s CFO, said, “Opera started 2020 on a strong trajectory with healthy growth and profitability across the business, including revenue growth of 177% year-over-year in the first quarter. However, the unprecedented conditions relating to the COVID-19 pandemic have had a near-term financial impact, though they have also created opportunities driven by increased usage of our browsers and Opera News.

“In anticipation of near-term challenges in key countries like India and Kenya, we significantly reduced our microloan volumes from mid-March. Further, as also shared with the market in April, we took significant additional loan loss provisions at the end of the first quarter to capture a conservative view on repayment probabilities, as our borrowers are affected by the various measures taken to halt the pandemic.

“For our browser and News business, as other ad-based business models, there will be near-term monetization impacts. However, we believe that COVID-19 has accelerated the underlying transition from offline to online in our key markets, and we see early indications that the monetization trend is improving versus a low-point earlier in the current quarter, which is encouraging.

“Overall, we see a clear path towards recovery, our preparations to ramp our microlending business are underway and our strategic vision remains intact. We remain well positioned to capitalize on our long-term market opportunities, with a record number of users discovering our products, a strong balance sheet and a healthy cash position.”

First quarter 2020 user base and product highlights
(All comparisons are relative to the first quarter of 2019 unless otherwise stated)

  • Opera News average Monthly Active Users (“MAUs”) grew 21% to 181 million and exceeded 190 million in March
  • Users of our Opera News apps increased to 43 million average MAUs, up 37% year-over-year
  • Total smartphone average MAUs grew to 225 million
  • PC average MAUs were 67 million and reached 73 million in March, up 11% year-over-year
  • Provided 8.6 million microloans in the quarter

Song Lin, Opera’s COO, said, “I am pleased with how our employees and the company are navigating these unprecedented times. Our R&D efforts have continued to progress. Our commercial teams are working with additional customers that want to promote their services on our platform, and we continue to capitalize on the accelerating offline to online transition. While COVID-19 impacted us towards the end of the quarter and into the second quarter, we are confident in our long-term opportunity and believe this broader market disruption has created an inflection point in the shift to online. We remain focused on continued innovation and the facilitation of online content, commerce and transactions as we move forward.

“Starting with our browser and news offerings, we have seen an increase in usage during this crisis. Opera for PC, Opera GX and Opera for Android have all seen record usage in March with Opera News exceeding 190 million monthly users. Further, we believe that the increase in overall users and engagement that we are currently experiencing may have a lasting benefit. We believe that users who are experiencing our products for the first time, or forming new daily usage habits, may choose to continue using our products even after the effects of the pandemic have receded, driving growth in our overall business as monetization levels improve.

“Our Fintech business in South Asia and Africa had a very strong January and February. Revenues were up significantly and credit losses were slightly down from the prior quarter. We also continued our efforts to expand and evolve our offering to provide marketplace offers, buy now pay later, and other payment products, in cooperation with local banks and partners. However, once it was clear COVID-19 would impact our key markets, we made the strategic decision to meaningfully reduce near-term credit exposure. While this impacted growth in the short-term, we are well positioned to rapidly scale our fintech business back up once conditions normalize, and have already begun testing in preparation of this.”

“We continue to push forward on our new initiatives such as OList and European fintech. On OList, we continue to increase our user base and are looking toward expanding the offering beyond Nigeria. We are also making progress on European fintech and continue to expect to launch our initial product later this year.

“To sum it up, we are continuing to execute against our growth strategy and are encouraged by the early signs of a recovery that we are seeing.”

Business outlook

Mr. Frode Jacobsen, Opera’s CFO, said, “We withdrew our 2020 guidance in April due to the COVID-19 pandemic, and are not yet ready to provide new guidance due to the challenge of predicting the timing and slope of the return towards normal.

“Despite the impact from COVID-19, the fundamentals of our business remain strong and we are encouraged by the initial signs of a recovery in search and advertising monetization. We have also started our preparations for a rapid re-scaling of our fintech business.

“Additionally, we have adjusted our cost structure including moving to more light-weight local operational structures, reductions in marketing and distribution expenditures, and reduced pace of hiring. These choices are always made in the context of ensuring our ability to quickly scale back up as our individual markets return towards normal.”

First quarter 2020 consolidated financial results

All comparisons in this section are relative to the first quarter of 2019 unless otherwise stated.

Revenue increased 177% to $138.2 million.

  • Search revenue declined 4% to $19.7 million, due to browser user growth being offset from COVID-19 related monetization declines starting in March.
  • Advertising revenue increased 18% to $16.8 million, due to an increase in both smartphone and PC users slightly offset by COVID-19 related monetization declines beginning in March.
  • Fintech revenue was $94.7 million, up 32% versus the fourth quarter due to continued strong growth, in particular for India.
  • Retail revenue was $4.7 million.
  • Technology licensing and other revenue was $2.4 million. As expected, this decreased compared to the fourth quarter due to lower non-recurring revenue relating to services provided to an investee.

Operating expenses increased 236% to $154.1 million.

  • Cost of revenue was $27.6 million, an increase of 220% year-over-year driven by significant growth in microlending, while a decrease of 15% sequentially. Within this total, $20.3 million related to microlending revenue, and $4.4 million related to retail revenue, sequentially declining as a percentage of associated revenue for both. Further, $1.7 million related to the browser and news business area and $1.1 million related to other revenue.
  • Personnel expenses, including share-based remuneration, were $20.5 million, a 99% increase year-over-year, while a decrease of 9% sequentially. This expense consists of cash-based compensation expense of $20.0 million, and $0.5 million of share-based remuneration expense. The sequential decrease was mainly due to a reduction in share-based compensation expense, as well as certain limitations on in-market activities towards the end of the quarter.
  • Marketing and distribution expenses were $18.1 million, an increase of 23% year-over-year, and 3% sequentially. The annual increase was primarily related to our fintech business.
  • Credit loss expense was $69.5 million, of which $69.2 million related to microlending. This figure includes an extraordinary loan loss provision of approximately $27 million to address collection risks associated with COVID-19, in addition to ordinary loss provisions predicted based on late period collections and historical data.
  • Depreciation and amortization expenses were $4.7 million, a 14% increase.
  • Non-recurring expenses were $2.1 million and related to legal expenses and other professional services.
  • Other operating expenses were $11.6 million, an 87% increase year-over-year, or 10% sequentially.

Operating loss was $15.9 million, representing an operating margin of negative 11%, compared to operating profit of $4.0 million and an 8% margin in the year-ago quarter. The decline was primarily due to the extraordinary loan loss provision relating to COVID-19.

Other items include share of net loss of associates and joint ventures of $0.7 million, relating to OPay, Powerbets and nHorizon. Also, finance expenses were $7.7 million, including losses of $5.8 million related to marketable securities (versus an $8.5 million gain from marketable securities in full year 2019).

Income tax benefit was $4.0 million.

Net loss was $20.9 million, compared to a net profit of $4.4 million in the first quarter of 2019.

Net loss per ADS was $0.18 in the quarter and $0.17 on a diluted basis.

Adjusted EBITDA loss was $8.6 million, representing a negative 6% adjusted EBITDA margin, compared to adjusted EBITDA of $9.6 million in the first quarter 2019. The decline was primarily due to the extraordinary loan loss provision relating to COVID-19. Adjusted EBITDA excludes share-based remuneration and non-recurring expenses.

Adjusted Net Loss was $17.2 million in the quarter, representing a negative 12% adjusted net margin, compared to adjusted net income of $6.7 million in first quarter 2019. Adjusted net income excludes share-based remuneration, non-recurring expenses and amortization of intangible assets related to acquisitions. Adjusted net income further includes partially offsetting reversals of the tax impacts of the foregoing adjustments.

Adjusted net loss per ADS was $0.14 in the quarter, and $0.14 on a diluted basis. Each ADS represents two shares in Opera Limited. In the quarter, the average number of shares outstanding was 238.3 million, corresponding to 119.1 million ADSs.

Conference call

Opera’s management will host a conference call to discuss the first quarter 2020 financial results on Wednesday, May 20th at 8:00 am Eastern Time (EST) (2:00 PM Central European Time, 8:00 PM Beijing/Hong Kong time). Listeners may access the call by dialing the following numbers:

United States: +1 (877) 506-7703
China: +86 400 682 8609
Hong Kong: +852 5819 4851
Norway: +47 2396 4173
United Kingdom: +44 (0)203 107 0289
International: +1 (786) 815-8450
Confirmation Code: 2608039

A live webcast of the conference call will be posted at https://investor.opera.com.

About non-IFRS financial measures

To supplement our consolidated financial statements, which are prepared and presented based on IFRS, we use adjusted EBITDA and adjusted net income, both non-IFRS financial measures, to understand and evaluate our core operating performance. These non-IFRS financial measures, which may differ from similarly titled measures used by other companies, are presented to enhance investors’ overall understanding of our financial performance and should not be considered a substitute for, or superior to, the financial information prepared and presented in accordance with IFRS.

We define adjusted EBITDA as net income (loss) excluding income tax expense (benefit), net finance expense (income), share of net loss (income) of associates and joint ventures, restructuring costs, depreciation and amortization, share-based remuneration and non-recurring expenses.

We define adjusted net income as net income excluding share-based remuneration, amortization of acquired intangible assets, non-recurring expenses and income tax adjustments.

We believe that adjusted EBITDA and adjusted net income provide useful information to investors and others in understanding and evaluating our operating results. These non-IFRS financial measures adjust for the impact of items that we do not consider indicative of the operational performance of our business. While we believe that these non-IFRS financial measures are useful in evaluating our business, this information should be considered as supplemental in nature and is not meant as a substitute for the related financial information prepared and presented in accordance with IFRS. Please refer to our financial statements at the end of this announcement for a table reconciling our non-IFRS financial measures to net income (loss), the most directly comparable IFRS financial measure.

Safe harbor statement

This press release contains statements of a forward-looking nature. These statements, including statements relating to the Company’s future financial and operating results, are made under the “safe harbor” provisions of the U.S. Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. You can identify these forward-looking statements by terminology such as “will,” “expects,” “believes,” “anticipates,” “intends,” “estimates” and similar statements. Among other things, management’s quotations and the Business outlook section contain forward-looking statements. These forward-looking statements involve known and unknown risks and uncertainties and are based on current expectations, assumptions, estimates and projections about the Company, the industry in which it operates, and the duration and effects of the COVID-19 pandemic. Potential risks and uncertainties include, but are not limited to, those relating to the development of the COVID-19 situation, those relating to the Company’s goals and strategies; Company’s expected development and launch, and market acceptance, of its products and services; Company’s expectations regarding demand for and market acceptance of its brand, platforms and services; Company’s expectations regarding growth in its user base and level of engagement; Company’s ability to attract, retain and monetize users; Company’s ability to continue to develop new technologies and/or upgrade its existing technologies and quarterly variations in Company’s operating results caused by factors beyond its control and global macroeconomic conditions and their potential impact in the markets in which Company has businesses. All information provided in this press release is as of the date hereof, and the Company undertakes no obligation to update any forward-looking statements to reflect subsequent occurring events or circumstances, or changes in its expectations, except as may be required by law. Although the Company believes that the expectations expressed in these forward-looking statements are reasonable, it cannot assure you that its expectations will turn out to be correct, and investors are cautioned that actual results may differ materially from the anticipated results. Further information regarding risks and uncertainties faced by Opera is included in the Company’s filings with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, including its annual reports on Form 20-F.

About Opera

Opera is a leading global internet brand with an engaged and growing base of over 350 million average monthly active users. Building on over 20 years of innovation, starting with our browser products, we are increasingly leveraging our brand as well as our massive and highly active user base in order to expand our offerings and our business. Today, we offer users across Europe, Africa and Asia a range of products and services that include our PC and mobile browsers as well as our AI-powered news reader Opera News and our app-based microfinance solutions.

Investor Relations Contact:

Derrick Nueman
investor-relations@opera.com or (408) 596-3055

For media enquiries, please contact: press-team@opera.com

 
UNAUDITED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENT OF OPERATIONS
 
  Three Months Ended March 31, 
[US$ thousands, except per share and ADS amounts] 2019  2020 
         
Revenue  49,843   138,216 
         
Operating expenses        
Cost of revenue  (8,637)  (27,617)
Personnel expenses including share-based remuneration  (10,297)  (20,493)
Marketing and distribution expenses  (14,686)  (18,082)
Credit loss expense  (1,856)  (69,488)
Depreciation and amortization  (4,142)  (4,739)
Non-recurring expenses  -   (2,072)
Other expenses  (6,198)  (11,586)
Total operating expenses  (45,816)  (154,077)
         
Operating profit (loss)  4,027   (15,860)
         
Share of net income (loss) of associates and joint ventures  (1,024)  (664)
         
Net finance income (expense)        
Finance income  1,692   (10)
Finance expense  (154)  (7,688)
Net foreign exchange gain (loss)  153   (594)
Net finance income (expense)  1,691   (8,292)
         
Net income (loss) before income taxes  4,693   (24,816)
Income tax (expense) benefit  (313)  3,957 
Net income (loss)  4,380   (20,859)
         
Net income (loss) attributable to:         
Equity holders of the parent  4,380   (20,859)
Non-controlling interests  -   - 
Total net income (loss) attributed  4,380   (20,859)
         
Weighted average number of ordinary shares outstanding         
Basic, millions(1)  218.78   238.29 
Diluted, millions(2)  223.96   241.64 
         
Net income (loss) per ordinary share         
Basic, US$  0.02   (0.09)
Diluted, US$  0.02   (0.09)
         
Net income (loss) per ADS        
Basic, US$  0.04   (0.18)
Diluted, US$  0.04   (0.17)

(1) As of March 31, 2020, the total number of shares outstanding for Opera Limited was 238,521,354, equivalent to 119,260,677 ADSs.

(2) Includes the net dilutive impact of employee equity awards, all of which are dilutive.

 
UNAUDITED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENT OF COMPREHENSIVE INCOME (LOSS)
 
  Three Months Ended March 31, 
[US$ thousands] 2019  2020 
         
Net income (loss)  4,380   (20,859)
         
Other comprehensive income (loss) that may be reclassified to the Statement of Operations in subsequent periods (net of tax)        
Exchange differences on translation of foreign operations  (345)  (2,575)
Reclassification of exchange differences on loss of control  -   - 
Share of other comprehensive income (loss) of associates and joint ventures  (34)  - 
Net other comprehensive income (loss) that may be reclassified to the Statement of Operations in subsequent periods  (379)  (2,575)
Total comprehensive income (loss)  4,001   (23,434)
         
Total comprehensive income (loss) attributable to:        
Equity holders of the parent  4,001   (23,434)
Non-controlling interests  -   - 
Total comprehensive income (loss) attributed  4,001   (23,434)
         


 
UNAUDITED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENT OF FINANCIAL POSITION
 
  As of December 31,  As of March 31, 
[US$ thousands] 2019  2020 
ASSETS        
Non-current assets        
Furniture, fixtures and equipment  26,053   25,032 
Intangible assets  110,807   112,308 
Goodwill  421,578   425,386 
Investments in associates and joint ventures  76,300   75,621 
Non-current financial assets  1,351   2,705 
Deferred tax assets  6,204   4,682 
Total non-current assets  642,293   645,734 
         
Current assets         
Trade receivables  49,371   38,117 
Loans to customers  93,115   44,984 
Other receivables  59,112   64,953 
Prepayments  25,809   34,885 
Inventories  7,752   7,329 
Other current financial assets  1,535   3,528 
Marketable securities  42,146   45,434 
Cash and cash equivalents  139,487   169,826 
Total cash, cash equivalents, and marketable securities  181,633   215,260 
Total current assets  418,327   409,057 
TOTAL ASSETS  1,060,620   1,054,791 
         
         
EQUITY AND LIABILITIES        
Equity         
Share capital  24   24 
Other paid in capital  814,177   808,687 
Retained earnings  99,513   79,611 
Foreign currency translation reserve  (1,508)  (4,083)
Equity attributed to equity holders of the parent  912,206   884,239 
Non-controlling interests  -   - 
Total equity   912,206   884,239 
         
Non-current liabilities        
Non-current lease liabilities and other loans  9,181   9,720 
Deferred tax liabilities  10,526   12,824 
Other non-current liabilities  137   80 
Total non-current liabilities   19,844   22,624 
         
Current liabilities        
Trade and other payables  57,125   66,225 
Current lease liabilities and other loans  47,793   48,420 
Income tax payable  7,803   4,968 
Deferred revenue  708   6,355 
Other current liabilities  15,142   21,961 
Total current liabilities  128,570   147,928 
         
Total liabilities  148,414   170,552 
TOTAL EQUITY AND LIABILITIES   1,060,620   1,054,791 
         



UNAUDITED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENT OF CHANGES IN EQUITY

for the three months ended March 31, 2019

[US$ thousands] Share
capital
  Other paid
in capital
  Retained
earnings
  Foreign
currency
translation
reserve
  Total equity  
As of December 31, 2018  22   738,690   36,432   316   775,460 
Impact of implementing IFRS 16 Leases  -   -   64   -   64 
As of January 1, 2019, restated  22   738,690   36,496   316   775,524 
Net income (loss)  -   -   4,380   -   4,380 
Other comprehensive income (loss)  -   -   -   (379)  (379)
Total comprehensive income (loss)  -   -   4,380   (379)  4,001 
Acquisition of treasury shares  -   (5,780)  -   -   (5,780)
Share-based remuneration expense  -   -   1,134   -   1,134 
As of March 31, 2019  22   732,910   42,010   (63)  774,881 
                     

for the three months ended March 31, 2020

[US$ thousands] Share
capital
  Other paid
in capital
  Retained
earnings
  Foreign
currency
translation
reserve
  Total equity  
As of December 31, 2019  24   814,177   99,513   (1,508)  912,206 
Net income (loss)  -   -   (20,859)  -   (20,859)
Other comprehensive income (loss)  -   -   -   (2,575)  (2,575)
Total comprehensive income (loss)  -   -   (20,859)  (2,575)  (23,434)
Acquisition of treasury shares  -   (5,490)  -   -   (5,490)
Share-based remuneration expense  -   -   957   -   957 
As of March 31, 2020  24   808,687   79,611   (4,083)  884,239 
                     


 
UNAUDITED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENT OF CASH FLOWS
 
  Three Months Ended March 31, 
[US$ thousands] 2019  2020 
Cash flow from operating activities        
Net income (loss) before income taxes  4,693   (24,816)
Income taxes paid  -   (30)
Depreciation and amortization  4,142   4,739 
Share of net loss (income) of associates and joint ventures  1,024   664 
Share-based payment expense  1,134   957 
Net finance income (expense)  (1,691)  8,292 
Change in inventories  -   423 
Change in trade and other receivables  (605)  5,413 
Change in loans to customers  (5,745)  48,131 
Change in trade and other payables  5,707   9,100 
Change in deferred revenue  (477)  5,647 
Change in prepayments  3,042   (9,076)
Change in other liabilities  (2,562)  6,761 
Other  (162)  (4,783)
Net cash flow from (used in) operating activities  8,500   51,422 
         
Cash flow from investment activities         
Purchase of intangibles assets  -   (358)
Purchase of equipment  (1,382)  (1,411)
Acquisition of subsidiary, net of cash acquired  -   (4,882)
Disbursement of short-term loans  (2,040)  (4,497)
Repayment of short-term loans  -   4,497 
Deposit of collateral for loan facility  -   (1,000)
Net purchase of listed equity instruments  (5,225)  (6,119)
Development expenditure  (1,047)  (1,577)
Interest received  606   145 
Net cash flow from (used in) investing activities  (9,088)  (15,202)
         
Cash flow from financing activities        
Acquisition of treasury shares  (5,780)  (5,490)
Proceeds from loans and borrowings  -   7,795 
Interest paid  (157)  (766)
Repayment of loans and borrowings  (468)  (5,571)
Payment of lease liabilities  (1,091)  (1,698)
Net cash flow from (used in) financing activities  (7,495)  (5,731)
         
Net change in cash and cash equivalents   (8,083)  30,490 
         
Cash and cash equivalents at beginning of period  177,873   139,487 
Net foreign exchange difference  56   (152)
Cash and cash equivalents at end of period  169,846   169,826 
         


Financial details by business area

The tables below specify the contribution by each business area:

[US$ thousands] Three months ended March 31, 2019 
Business area Browser
and News
  Fintech  Retail  Other  Total 
Revenue categories                    
Search  20,584   -   -   -   20,584 
Advertising  14,142   -   -   -   14,142 
Origination fees and interest  -   5,032   -   -   5,032 
Airtime and handsets  -   -   6,819   -   6,819 
Technology licensing and other revenue  -   -   -   3,266   3,266 
Total revenue  34,726   5,032   6,819   3,266   49,843 
                     
Cost of revenue  (569)  (478)  (6,748)  (841)  (8,637)
Marketing and distribution expenses  (14,177)  (509)  -   -   (14,686)
Credit loss expense  (132)  (1,724)  -   -   (1,856)
Direct expenses  (14,877)  (2,712)  (6,748)  (841)  (25,179)
                     
Contribution by business area  19,849   2,320   71   2,425   24,664 
                     


[US$ thousands] Three months ended March 31, 2020 
Business area Browser
and News
  Fintech  Retail  Other  Total 
Revenue categories                    
Search  19,664   -   -   -   19,664 
Advertising  16,752   -   -   -   16,752 
Origination fees and interest  -   94,685   -   -   94,685 
Airtime and handsets  -   -   4,677   -   4,677 
Technology licensing and other revenue  -   -   -   2,439   2,439 
Total revenue  36,416   94,685   4,677   2,439   138,216 
                     
Cost of revenue  (1,726)  (20,322)  (4,448)  (1,122)  (27,617)
Marketing and distribution expenses  (14,438)  (3,556)  -   (88)  (18,082)
Credit loss expense  (320)  (69,168)  -   -   (69,488)
Direct expenses  (16,484)  (93,045)  (4,448)  (1,210)  (115,187)
                     
Contribution by business area  19,932   1,639   229   1,230   23,031 
                     


Personnel expenses including share-based remuneration

The table below specifies the amounts of personnel expenses including share-based remuneration:

[US$ thousands] Three Months Ended March 31, 
Personnel expenses including share-based remuneration 2019  2020 
Personnel expenses excluding share-based remuneration  8,860   20,018 
Share-based remuneration, including related social security costs  1,437   475 
Total  10,297   20,493 
         


Other expenses

The table below specifies the nature of other expenses:

[US$ thousands] Three Months Ended March 31,  
Other expenses 2019  2020 
Hosting  1,527   2,213 
Audit, legal and other advisory services  1,634   2,786 
Software license fees  552   576 
Rent and other office expense  1,124   1,618 
Travel  579   715 
Other  783   3,677 
Total  6,198   11,586 
         


Non-IFRS financial measures

  Three Months Ended March 31, 
[US$ thousands, except per share and ADS amounts] 2019  2020 
Reconciliation of net income (loss) to adjusted EBITDA        
Net income (loss)  4,380   (20,859)
Add: Income tax expense (benefit)  313   (3,957)
Add: Net finance expense (income)  (1,691)  8,292 
Add: Share of net loss (income) of associates and joint ventures  1,024   664 
Add: Depreciation and amortization  4,142   4,739 
Add: Share-based remuneration  1,437   475 
Add: Non-recurring expenses  -   2,072 
Adjusted EBITDA  9,605   (8,574)
         
Reconciliation of net income (loss) to adjusted net income        
Net Income (loss)  4,380   (20,859)
Add: Share-based remuneration  1,437   475 
Add: Amortization of acquired intangible assets  1,280   1,299 
Add: Non-recurring expenses  -   2,072 
Income tax adjustment (1)  (348)  (181)
Adjusted net income  6,749   (17,194)
         
Weighted average number of ordinary shares outstanding        
Basic, millions  218.78   238.29 
Diluted, millions  223.96   241.64 
         
Adjusted net income (loss) per ordinary share        
Basic, US$  0.03   (0.07)
Diluted, US$  0.03   (0.07)
         
Adjusted net income (loss) per ADS        
Basic, US$  0.07   (0.14)
Diluted, US$  0.07   (0.14)

(1) Reversal of tax benefit related to the social security cost component of share-based remuneration and deferred taxes on the amortization of acquired intangible assets.