Smart Share Global Limited Announces First Quarter 2021 Results

Changning District, CHINA


Revenues increased 162.5% year-over-year in the first quarter of 2021
Number of POIs1 reached 716 thousand as of the end of the first quarter of 2021

SHANGHAI, China, May 19, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Smart Share Global Limited (“Energy Monster” or the “Company”), a consumer tech company providing mobile device charging service, today announced its unaudited financial results for the quarter ended March 31, 2021.

HIGHLIGHTS FOR THE FIRST QUARTER OF 2021

  • Revenues for the first quarter of 2021 were RMB846.9 million (US$129.3 million2), an increase of 162.5% from the first quarter of 2020.
  • As of March 31, 2021, our services were available in 716 thousand POIs, compared with 664 thousand as of December 31, 2020.
  • As of March 31, 2021, our available-for-use power banks3 were 5.6 million, compared with 5.4 million as of December 31, 2020.
  • As of March 31, 2021, cumulative registered users4 reached 235.8 million, implying the acquisition of 16.4 million newly registered users during the quarter.
  • Income from operations for the first quarter of 2021 was RMB23.8 million (US$3.6 million), compared to a loss from operations of RMB129.2 million for the same period last year. 
  • Net income for the first quarter of 2021 was RMB15.1 million (US$2.3 million), compared to a net loss of RMB137.5 million for the same period last year. Adjusted net income5 for the first quarter of 2021 was RMB23.2 million (US$3.5 million), compared to an adjusted net loss of RMB131.1 million in the same period last year.

“We delivered solid results for the first quarter of 2021 as we continue executing our core strategies of expanding the coverage of our mobile device charging service and improving operational efficiency,” said Mars Guangyuan Cai, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer. “As of March 31, 2021, we had 5.6 million power banks in 716,000 POIs across more than 1,600 counties and county-level districts throughout China. We continue to expand our presence in both higher- and lower-tiered cities across China while maintaining our long-term philosophy of driving growth and profitability. We also continued investing in both software and hardware capabilities to cement our market leading position both in terms of scale and efficiency.”

“Energy Monster is the leader within the industry in terms of efficiency,” said Peifeng Xu, Chief Operating Officer. “Our achievements are attributable to our relentless pursuit for operational excellence. For our business development employees and network partners, we made refinements to the incentive and management systems to enable us to continue expanding into POIs that generate positive economics.”

“China’s mobile device charging service industry is poised to grow at a rapid pace driven by the growing supply and demand,” said Maria Yi Xin, Chief Financial Officer. “Our core advantages in network scale, operational efficiency, brand and technologies have allowed us to differentiate ourselves within the industry. We believe by focusing on our core strategies, we can continue expanding each of these advantages to deliver long-term value for our users, partners and shareholders.”

FINANCIAL RESULTS FOR THE FIRST QUARTER OF 2021

Revenues were RMB846.9 million (US$129.3 million), representing a 162.5% increase from the same period in 2020. The increase was primarily due to the increase in revenues from mobile device charging business.

  • Revenues from mobile device charging business increased by 164.5% to RMB816.8 million (US$124.7 million) in the first quarter of 2021 from RMB308.8 million in the same period of 2020. The increase was primarily on the back of the impact of COVID-19 on the first quarter of 2020 and was also attributable to the increase in the number of POIs and available-for-use power banks.
  • Revenues from power bank sales increased by 129.2% to RMB25.0 million (US$3.8 million) in the first quarter of 2021 from RMB10.9 million in the same period of 2020. The increase was primarily on the back of the impact of COVID-19 on the first quarter of 2020 and was also attributable to the increase in the number of POIs and available-for-use power banks.
  • Revenues from other revenues, which mainly comprise of revenue from adverting services, increased by 71.5% to RMB5.1 million (US$0.8 million) in the first quarter of 2021 from RMB3.0 million in the same period of 2020. The increase was primarily on the back of the impact of COVID-19 on the first quarter of 2020.

Cost of revenues increased by 14.5% to RMB124.6 million (US$19.0 million) for the first quarter of 2021 from RMB108.8 million in the same period last year. Among it, cost of power bank sales increased by 67.7% to RMB8.1 million (US$1.2 million) for the first quarter of 2021 from RMB4.9 million in the same period last year. The increase of cost of revenues was primarily due to the increase in maintenance cost, cost of power banks sold and depreciation.

Research and development expenses increased by 24.2% to RMB20.6 million (US$3.1 million) for the first quarter of 2021 from RMB16.6 million in the same period last year. The increase was primarily due to the increase in personnel related expenses.

Sales and marketing expenses increased by 107.4% to RMB661.7 million (US$101.0 million) for the first quarter of 2021 from RMB319.1 million in the same period last year. The increase was primarily due to the increase in incentive fees paid to location partners and network partners from the increase in mobile device charging business revenues.

General and administrative expenses increased by 55.9% to RMB26.8 million (US$4.1 million) for the first quarter of 2021 from RMB17.2 million in the same period last year. The increase was primarily due to the increase in personnel related expenses and third-party service expenses.

Income from operations for the first quarter of 2021 was RMB23.8 million (US$3.6 million), compared to a loss from operations of RMB129.2 million in the same period last year. Operating margin for the first quarter of 2021 was 2.8%, compared to negative 40.0% in the same period last year.

Net income for the first quarter of 2021 was RMB15.1 million (US$2.3 million), compared to a net loss of RMB137.5 million in the same period last year. Adjusted net income for the first quarter of 2021 was RMB23.2 million (US$3.5 million), compared to an adjusted net loss of RMB131.1 million in the same period last year. Net margin for the first quarter of 2021 was 1.8%, compared to negative 42.6% in the same period last year.

Net loss attributable to ordinary shareholders for the first quarter of 2021 was RMB4.8 billion (US$735.5 million), compared to RMB271.2 million in the same period last year. The increase was primarily due to the increase in accretion of preferred shares previously issued to their redemption price as a result of the increase in the fair value of these preferred shares.

As of March 31, 2021, the Company had cash and cash equivalents, restricted cash and short-term investments of RMB2.2 billion (US$342.1 million). 

Recent Development
On April 1, 2021, the Company successfully completed its initial public offering (“IPO”) of 17,650,000 American Depositary Shares (“ADSs”) at a public offering price of US$8.50 per ADS.

Business Outlook
For the second quarter of 2021 ending June 30, 2021, the Company expects to generate RMB940 million to RMB970 million of revenues. This business outlook reflects the Company’s current and preliminary view on the business situation and market condition, which is subject to change.

Conference Call Information
The Company will hold a conference call at 08:00 A.M. Eastern Time on Wednesday, May 19, 2021 (08:00 P.M. Beijing Time on Wednesday, May 19, 2021) to discuss the financial results.

To participate in the conference call, please dial the following numbers:

International:+65-6713-5330
United States:+1-347-549-4094
Mainland China:400-820-6895
China Hong Kong:+852-3018-8307
  
Event title:Smart Share Global Limited First Quarter 2021 Earnings Conference Call
Conference ID / Passcode:2663446

A telephone replay will be available through May 27, 2021. The dial-in details are as follows:

International:+61-2-8199-0299
United States:+1-646-254-3697
Mainland China:400-632-2162
China Hong Kong:+852-3051-2780
  
Access Code:2663446

A live and archived webcast of the conference call will also be available at the Company's investor relations website at https://ir.enmonster.com

About Smart Share Global Limited
Smart Share Global Limited (Nasdaq: EM), or Energy Monster, is a consumer tech company with the mission to energize everyday life. The company is the largest provider of mobile device charging service in China with a market share of 34.4% in 2020. The company provides mobile device charging service through its power banks, which are placed in POIs such as entertainment venues, restaurants, shopping centers, hotels, transportation hubs and public spaces. Users may access the service by scanning the QR codes on Energy Monster’s cabinets to release the power banks. As of March 31, 2021, the company had 5.6 million power banks in 716,000 POIs across more than 1,600 counties and county-level districts in China.

For more information, please visit: https://ir.enmonster.com

Contact Us
Investor Relations
Hansen Shi
ir@enmonster.com

Safe Harbor Statement
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NON-GAAP FINANCIAL MEASURE
In evaluating its business, the Company considers and uses non-GAAP adjusted net income/(loss) in reviewing and assessing its operating performance. The presentation of this non-GAAP financial measure 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. The Company presents this non-GAAP financial measure because it is used by management to evaluate operating performance and formulate business plans. The Company believes that this non-GAAP financial measure helps identify underlying trends in its business, provide further information about its results of operations, and enhance the overall understanding of its past performance and future prospects.

Non-GAAP financial measures are not defined under U.S. GAAP and are not presented in accordance with U.S. GAAP, and have limitations as analytical tools. The Company's non-GAAP financial measure does not reflect all items of expenses that affect its operations and does not represent the residual cash flow available for discretionary expenditures. Further, the Company's non-GAAP measure may differ from the non-GAAP information used by other companies, including peer companies, and therefore its comparability may be limited. The Company compensates for these limitations by reconciling its non-GAAP financial measure to the nearest U.S. GAAP performance measure, which should be considered when evaluating performance. Investors and others are encouraged to review the Company's financial information in its entirety and not rely on a single financial measure.

The Company defines non-GAAP adjusted net income/(loss) as net income/(loss) excluding share-based compensation expenses and change in fair value of warrant liabilities in connection with a warrant to purchase Series A-1 Preferred Shares at a fixed price provided to one of the Company's shareholders. For more information on the non-GAAP financial measure, please see the table captioned “Unaudited Reconciliation of GAAP and Non-GAAP Results” set forth at the end of this press release.

Smart Share Global Limited
Unaudited Consolidated Balance Sheets
(In thousands, except share and per share data, unless otherwise noted)
        
   December 31, 2020 March 31, 2021 March 31, 2021
 RMB RMB US$
    
 ASSETS      
 Current assets:      
 Cash and cash equivalents 1,252,493  1,912,204  291,859 
 Restricted cash 51,008  38,177  5,827 
 Short-term investments 170,552  290,937  44,406 
 Accounts receivable, net 18,743  21,237  3,241 
 Inventory -  659  101 
 Prepayments and other current assets 253,020  274,425  41,885 
        
 Total current assets 1,745,816  2,537,639  387,319 
        
 Non-current assets:      
 Property,equipment and software, net 963,453  927,412  141,551 
 Long-term prepayments to a related party 23,591  28,439  4,341 
 Other non-current assets 52,775  60,990  9,309 
        
 Total non-current assets 1,039,819  1,016,841  155,201 
        
 Total assets 2,785,635  3,554,480  542,520 
        
 LIABILITIES,MEZZANINE EQUITY AND SHAREHOLDERS'S DEFICIT      
 Current liabilities:      
 Short-term borrowings 24,500  -  - 
 Accounts and notes payable 406,760  394,457  60,206 
 Amounts due to related parties-current 77,939  48,230  7,361 
 Salary and welfare payable 72,436  80,414  12,274 
 Taxes payable 7,134  4,970  759 
 Financing payable-current 46,854  52,628  8,033 
 Accruals and other current liabilities 219,212  222,664  33,986 
        
 Total current liabilities 854,835  803,363  122,619 
        
 Non-current liabilities:      
 Financing payable-non-current 197,297  185,647  28,335 
 Amounts due to related parties-non-current 1,000  1,000  153 
 Deferred tax liabilities,net 33,891  32,609  4,977 
        
 Total non-current liabilities 232,188  219,256  33,465 
        
 Total liabilities 1,087,023  1,022,619  156,084 
        
 MEZZANINE EQUITY      
 Mezzanine equity 5,137,872  10,880,708  1,660,720 
        
 SHAREHOLDERS' DEFICIT      
 Ordinary shares 83  51  8 
 Statutory reserves 16,592  16,592  2,532 
 Accumulated other comprehensive income 201,823  102,787  15,688 
 Accumulated deficit (3,657,758) (8,468,277) (1,292,512)
        
 Total shareholders' deficit (3,439,260) (8,348,847) (1,274,284)
        
 Total liabilities, mezzanine equity and shareholders' deficit 2,785,635  3,554,480  542,520 
        


Smart Share Global Limited
Unaudited Consolidated Statements of Comprehensive Income/(Loss)
(In thousands, except share and per share data, unless otherwise noted)
        
    Quarter Ended Quarter Ended Quarter Ended
 March 31, 2020March 31, 2021March 31, 2021
 RMBRMBUS$
    
 Revenues:       
 Mobile device charging business 308,776  816,763  124,662 
 Power bank sales  10,913  25,011  3,817 
 Others  2,976  5,104  779 
        
 Total revenues  322,665  846,878  129,258 
        
 Cost of revenues  (108,812) (124,622) (19,021)
 Research and development expenses  (16,604) (20,628) (3,148)
 Sales and marketing expenses  (319,078) (661,675) (100,991)
 General and administrative expenses (17,206) (26,819) (4,093)
 Other operating income 9,825  10,705  1,634 
        
 (Loss)/Income from operations  (129,210) 23,839  3,639 
        
 Interest and investment income 1,160  3,269  499 
 Interest expense to third parties (8,846) (10,439) (1,593)
 Foreign exchange gains / (losses), net (405) 2,441  373 
 Other (loss)/income, net  180  (201) (31)
 Change in fair value of warrant liabilities (363) -  - 
        
 (Loss)/Income before income tax expense  (137,484) 18,909  2,887 
        
 Income tax expense  -  (3,813) (582)
        
 Net (loss)/income  (137,484) 15,096  2,305 
        
 Accretion of convertible redeemable preferred shares  (133,684) (4,729,719) (721,896)
 Deemed dividend to preferred shareholders -  (104,036) (15,879)
 Net loss attributable to ordinary shareholders of Smart Share Global Limited (271,168) (4,818,659) (735,470)
        
 Net (loss)/income (137,484) 15,096  2,305 
        
 Other comprehensive income      
 Foreign currency translation adjustments, net of nil tax (11,705) (99,036) (15,116)
        
 Total comprehensive loss (149,189) (83,940) (12,811)
        
 Accretion of convertible redeemable preferred shares (133,684) (4,729,719) (721,896)
 Deemed dividend to preferred shareholders -  (104,036) (15,879)
 Comprehensive loss attributable to ordinary shareholders of Smart Share Global Limited (282,873) (4,917,695) (750,586)
        
 Net loss per share attributable to ordinary shareholders of Smart Share Global Limited       
 - basic and diluted  (6.29) (69.30) (10.58)
        
 Weighted average ordinary shares outstanding       
 - basic and diluted  43,118,186  69,535,853  69,535,853 
        


Smart Share Global Limited
Unaudited Reconciliation of GAAP and Non-GAAP Results
(In thousands, except share and per share data, unless otherwise noted)
       
  Quarter Ended Quarter Ended Quarter Ended
  March 31, 2020 March 31, 2021 March 31, 2021
  RMB RMB US$
       
 Net (loss)/income(137,484) 15,096 2,305
 Add:     
 Share-based compensation6,016  8,141 1,244
 Change in fair value of warrant liabilities363  - -
 Adjusted net (loss)/income (non-GAAP)(131,105) 23,237 3,549
       


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1 The Company defines number of points of interests, or POIs, as of a certain day as the total number of unique locations whose proprietors (location partners) have entered into contracts with us or our network partners on that day.
2 The U.S. dollar (US$) amounts disclosed in this press release, except for those transaction amounts that were actually settled in U.S. dollars, are presented solely for the convenience of the readers. The conversion of Renminbi (RMB) into US$ in this press release is based on the exchange rate set forth in the H.10 statistical release of the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System as of March 31, 2021, which was RMB6.5518 to US$1.0000. The percentages stated in this press release are calculated based on the RMB amounts.
3 The Company defines available-for-use power banks as of a certain date as the number of power banks in circulation on that day.
4 The Company defines cumulative registered users as the total number of users who have agreed to register their mobile phone numbers with the Company via its mini programs since inception, and the number of cumulative registered users of the Company on a certain date is the number of unique mobile phone numbers that have been registered with the Company since inception on that date;
5 See the sections entitled “Non-GAAP Financial Measures” and “Unaudited Reconciliation of GAAP and Non-GAAP Results” for more information about the non-GAAP measures referred to in this press release.