ATA Creativity Global Reports 2022 Third Quarter Financial Results

Conference Call on Wednesday, November 30, 2022, at 8 p.m. ET with Accompanying Investor Presentation

Beijing, CHINA


BEIJING, Nov. 30, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- ATA Creativity Global (“ACG” or the “Company”, Nasdaq: AACG), an international educational services company focused on providing quality learning experiences that cultivate and enhance students’ creativity, today announced preliminary unaudited financial results for the quarter and nine months ended September 30, 2022 (“Third Quarter 2022” and “Nine Months 2022”, respectively).

Third Quarter 2022 and Nine Months 2022 Highlights

  • During Third Quarter 2022, student enrollment was 1,106 compared with 1,220 in the prior-year period. Of these students, 616 were enrolled in ACG’s portfolio training programs. 36,031 credit hours were delivered during Third Quarter 2022, compared to 44,640 in the prior-year period. From Third Quarter 2022 onward, student enrollment numbers will exclude those enrolled in foreign language training services (previously categorized under “other educational services”), which operated under a former ACG subsidiary, as majority equity interests of this former subsidiary were disposed in July 2022 and the financials of this subsidiary was subsequently deconsolidated
  • Third Quarter 2022 net revenues were RMB52.1 million (US$7.3 million), compared to RMB55.3 million in the prior-year period, mainly due to decreased contributions from portfolio training services, which were primarily impacted by temporary training center closures in major cities including Shenzhen and Chengdu, as a result of local COVID-19 resurgences and subsequent lockdowns
  • Third Quarter 2022 net loss attributable to ACG narrowed to RMB12.0 million (US$1.7 million), compared to net loss attributable to ACG of RMB26.2 million in the prior-year period
  • Nine Months 2022 net revenues were RMB128.3 million (US$18.0 million), compared to RMB129.6 million in the prior-year period
  • Nine Months 2022 net loss attributable to ACG was RMB49.9 million (US$7.0 million), compared to net loss attributable to ACG of RMB31.1 million in the prior-year period, primarily as a result of a one-time RMB33.5 million investment gain related to the disposal of the K-12 education assessment business in the prior-year period, which was offset by lower general and administrative expenses of RMB10.0 million related to funding support to Tsinghua University, as well as a RMB6.0 million impairment loss of investment recorded in the prior-year period
  • RMB59.9 million (US$8.4 million) in cash and cash equivalents as of September 30, 2022

Management Commentary

Mr. Kevin Ma, Chairman and CEO of ACG, stated, “During Third Quarter 2022, we continued to support many of our students remotely in an ongoing pandemic environment as a result of local COVID-19 resurgences and subsequent lockdowns in some of our key cities. Our revenues for the period were impacted by a decrease in portfolio training service revenue contributions primarily due to these local lockdowns; however, we were pleased to see ongoing interest in our research-based learning programs and many of our students continuing to pursue their creative studies by applying for overseas study programs. While the pandemic environment did impact credit hours delivered for portfolio training programs during Third Quarter 2022, we were able to maintain stable revenues year over year due to a significantly larger proportion of these credit hours coming from project-based programs. In striving to improve our students’ experience at ACG, we recently introduced a new platform for students and teachers with a goal of helping them better manage their class hours and progress. We are prepared to adapt to the changing environment and will continue to support our students in their creative studies as we remain mindful of the public health situation.”

Mr. Ma added, “We recently launched several new programs featuring different themes including design, fine arts, and animation and games, such as Central Saint Martins Art & Design Program, Sheridan Animation & Games Summer Camp, and our innovative Metaverse Summer School. These programs were developed to cater to students at all different stages of their creative education journey and were delivered in a combination of both online and offline formats. We are pleased with the positive feedback we have received from students thus far. I would like to highlight our Intensive Training Class for the 2022 UWEE International Art Exhibition, which promoted the theme of ‘One World One Future.’ Participating students had the opportunity to experience immersive art creation courses and expose themselves to various artistic styles and schools. Selected artwork from participating students will be exhibited at the Louvre Museum. These are some of the exciting new program offerings that we believe differentiate ACG from other creative education institutions, and we look forward to continuing the expansion of our course offerings for our students.”

Outlook

Mr. Jun Zhang, President of ACG, stated, “ACG’s goal in recent years has been to provide a complete high-quality creative arts education experience for our various students. We were able to achieve this during Third Quarter 2022 despite the ongoing pandemic environment in some of our key cities. For the remainder of 2022, we intend to continue leveraging and enhancing our longstanding reputation with the support of our teaching staff, institutional partners and diversified product offerings. We are working to continue expanding course offerings and have launched new programs in recent months, such as a program of Overseas Master Class in Visual Arts lectured by professors from New York University, two ACG workshops focused on topics such as Tokyo Urban Meditation Cabins and the Metaverse in the Post-pandemic Era with different themes for students to choose from. As international travel is expected to continue opening up in the future, we anticipate an increasing number of students to take advantage of our overseas study counselling services, and we look forward to assisting these students in their educational pursuits.”

Mr. Zhang continued, “Operationally, we are pleased to have garnered a great deal of valuable student feedback with regards to class design, course curricula, and sales and marketing following our initial integration of full-time teachers into more internal management activities.”

Operating Review

Enrollment Update

ACG student enrollment for Third Quarter 2022 was 1,106, of which 616 were enrolled in portfolio training programs, which consisted of time-based programs and project-based programs.

A total of 36,031 credit hours were delivered for portfolio training programs during Third Quarter 2022, of which 12,923 credit hours were delivered for time-based programs and 23,108 credit hours were delivered for project-based programs. These courses were delivered either in person through ACG’s nationwide training center network or via online platform.

The following is a summary of the credit hours delivered for ACG’s portfolio training programs for Third Quarter 2022, compared to those for the prior-year period:

  Third
Quarter Ended September 30, 2022
 Third
Quarter Ended September 30, 2021
 % Change
  No. of Credit Hours No. of Credit Hours  
       
Time-based Program 12,923 21,290 (39.3%)
Project-based Program 23,108 23,350 (1.0%)
Total 36,031 44,640 (19.3%)

During Third Quarter 2022, 490 students were enrolled in ACG’s other programs, which primarily consisted of overseas study counselling services and research-based learning services. As mentioned above, ACG deconsolidated a former subsidiary during Third Quarter 2022, which operated the foreign language training services business, as categorized under “other educational services” in prior quarters.

Third Quarter 2022 Financial Review – GAAP Results

ACG’s total net revenues for Third Quarter 2022 were RMB52.1 million (US$7.3 million), compared to RMB55.3 million in the prior-year period, primarily due to decreased revenues from portfolio training services caused by local COVID-19 resurgences and subsequent lockdowns in certain key cities such as Shenzhen and Chengdu. Revenues from portfolio training programs were RMB41.8 million, or 80.2% of total net revenues, during the period. Revenues from overseas study counselling services, research-based learning services and other educational services were RMB10.3 million, or 19.8% of total net revenues, during the period.

Gross profit for Third Quarter 2022 was RMB23.5 million (US$3.3 million), compared to RMB28.4 million in the prior-year period. Gross margin was 45.1% during the period, compared to 51.4% in the prior-year period. The decrease was largely due to the decreased revenues from portfolio training services, which was primarily impacted by local COVID-19 resurgences and lockdowns in certain key cities during the quarter.

Total operating expenses for Third Quarter 2022 decreased to RMB39.8 million (US$5.6 million), from RMB50.6 million in the prior-year period, primarily as a result of decreased general and administrative expenses related to the final one-time funding support of RMB10.0 million to Tsinghua University that was paid in the prior-year period.

Loss from operations for Third Quarter 2022 narrowed to RMB16.3 million (US$2.3 million), compared to RMB22.2 million in the prior-year period.

Net loss attributable to ACG for Third Quarter 2022 was RMB12.0 million (US$1.7 million), compared to net loss attributable to ACG of RMB26.2 million in the prior-year period.

For Third Quarter 2022, basic and diluted losses per common share attributable to ACG were both RMB0.19 (US$0.03), compared to basic and diluted losses per common share of RMB0.42 for the prior-year period. Basic and diluted losses per ADS attributable to ACG were both RMB0.38 (US$0.06), compared to basic and diluted losses per ADS of RMB0.84 in the prior-year period.

Nine Months 2022 Financial Review – GAAP Results

ACG’s total net revenues for Nine Months 2022 were RMB128.3 million (US$18.0 million), compared to RMB129.6 million in the prior-year period. The slight decrease was primarily caused by decreased revenue contributions from portfolio training services as a result of temporary training center closures in certain key cities due to local COVID-19 resurgences and lockdowns, which was partially offset by increased contributions from overseas study counselling services. Revenues from portfolio training programs were RMB94.9 million, or 74.0% of total net revenues, during the period. Revenues from overseas study counselling services, research-based learning services and other educational services were RMB33.4 million, or 26.0% of total net revenues, during the period.

Gross profit for Nine Months 2022 was RMB54.9 million (US$7.7 million), compared to RMB59.3 million in the prior-year period. Gross margin was 42.8% during the period, compared to 45.7% in the prior-year period.

Total operating expenses for Nine Months 2022 decreased to RMB116.4 million (US$16.4 million), from RMB128.5 million in the prior-year period, mainly for the reason noted in the above Third Quarter 2022 Financial Review.

Loss from operations for Nine Months 2022 improved to RMB61.5 million (US$8.6 million), from RMB69.3 million in the prior-year period.

Net loss attributable to ACG for Nine Months 2022 was RMB49.9 million (US$7.0 million), compared to net loss attributable to ACG of RMB31.1 million in the prior-year period. This was primarily due to a one-time RMB33.5 million investment gain resulting from the disposal of the Company’s K-12 education assessment business in June 2021, which was offset by decreased general and administrative expenses of RMB10.0 million related to the Tsinghua University funding support noted above, as well as a RMB6.0 million impairment loss in relation to investment recorded in the prior-year period.

For Nine Months 2022, basic and diluted losses per common share attributable to ACG were both RMB0.80 (US$0.11), compared to basic and diluted losses per common share of RMB0.53 for the prior-year period. Basic and diluted losses per ADS attributable to ACG were both RMB1.60 (US$0.22), compared to basic and diluted losses per ADS of RMB1.06 in the prior-year period.

Non-GAAP Measures

Adjusted net loss attributable to ACG for Third Quarter 2022, which excludes share-based compensation expense and foreign currency exchange loss (non-GAAP), was RMB11.6 million (US$1.6 million), compared to adjusted net loss of RMB25.9 million in the prior-year period.

Basic and diluted losses per common share attributable to ACG excluding share-based compensation expense and foreign currency exchange loss (non-GAAP) for Third Quarter 2022, were RMB0.18 (US$0.03). Basic and diluted losses per ADS attributable to ACG excluding share-based compensation expense and foreign currency exchange loss (non-GAAP) for Third Quarter 2022 were RMB0.36 (US$0.06).

Please see the note about non-GAAP measures and the reconciliation table at the end of this press release.

Other Data

The number of weighted average ADSs used to calculate basic and diluted earnings per ADS for Third Quarter 2022 were both 31.4 million. Each ADS represents two common shares.

Balance Sheet Highlights

As of September 30, 2022, ACG’s cash and cash equivalents were RMB59.9 million (US$8.4 million), working capital deficit was RMB232.4 million (US$32.7 million), and total shareholders’ equity was RMB142.5 million (US$20.0 million); compared to cash and cash equivalents of RMB71.3 million, working capital deficit of RMB192.6 million, and total shareholders’ equity of RMB190.9 million, respectively, as of December 31, 2021.

Conference Call and Webcast Information (With Accompanying Presentation)

ACG will host a conference call at 8 p.m. Eastern Time on Wednesday, November 30, 2022 (9 a.m. Beijing time on Thursday, December 1, 2022), during which management will discuss the results of the quarter ended September 30, 2022.

To participate in the conference call, please use the following dial-in numbers about 10 minutes prior to the scheduled conference call time:

U.S. & Canada (Toll-Free):+1 (877) 407-9122
International (Toll):+1 (201) 493-6747


 Local Access
China:(400) 120 2840
Hong Kong:(800) 965561

A live webcast of the conference call can be accessed at: https://event.choruscall.com/mediaframe/webcast.html?webcastid=EPWYwSVj.

An accompanying slide presentation will also be made available 30 minutes prior to the conference call at the investor relations section of ACG’s website (https://ir.atai.net.cn/). To listen to the webcast, please visit ACG’s website a few minutes prior to the start of the call to register, download, and install any necessary audio software.

A Q&A session will follow management’s prepared remarks. If any individuals would prefer to email questions they’d like to ask during this session, please send emails to the investor contacts listed below, and specify whether they would like to have their names read during the Q&A session.

A replay will be available shortly after the call and will remain available for 90 days.

About ATA Creativity Global

ATA Creativity Global is an international educational services company focused on providing quality learning experiences that cultivate and enhance students’ creativity. ATA Creativity Global offers a wide range of education services consisting primarily of portfolio training, research-based learning services, overseas study counselling and other educational services through its training center network. For more information, please visit ACG’s website at www.atai.net.cn.

Cautionary Note Regarding Forward-looking Statements

This announcement 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, and as defined in the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995.

These forward-looking statements can be identified by terms such as “anticipate,” “believe,” “could,” “estimate,” “expect,” “forecast,” “future,” “intend,” “look forward to,” “outlook,” “plan,” “should,” “will,” and similar terms and include, among other things, statements regarding ACG’s future growth and results of operations; ACG’s plans for mergers and acquisitions generally; ACG’s growth strategy, anticipated growth prospects and subsequent business activities; market demand for, and market acceptance and competitiveness of, ACG’s portfolio training programs and other education services; the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on ACG and its operations; and ACG’s plan and anticipated benefits of the measures implemented in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

The factors that could cause the Company’s actual financial and operating results to differ from what the Company currently anticipates may include its ability to develop and create content that could accommodate needs of potential students, its ability to provide effective creative related international education services and control sales and marketing expenses, its recognition in the marketplace for services it delivered and branding it established, its ability to integrate the acquired business, its ability to maintain market share amid increasing competition, its ability to identify and execute on M&A opportunities within the education sector, the economy of China, uncertainties with respect to China’s legal and regulatory environments, the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, the impact of the political tensions between the United States and China or other international tensions, and the impact of actual or potential international trade or military conflicts, and other factors stated in the Company’s filings with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”).

The financial information contained in this release should be read in conjunction with the consolidated financial statements and related notes included in the Company’s annual report on Form 20-F for its fiscal year ended December 31, 2021, and other filings that ACG has made with the SEC. The filings are available on the SEC’s website at www.sec.gov and at ACG’s website at www.atai.net.cn. For additional information on the risk factors that could adversely affect the Company’s business, financial conditions, results of operations, and prospects, please see the “Risk Factors” section of the Company’s Form 20-F for the fiscal year ended December 31, 2021.

The forward-looking statements in this release involve known and unknown risks and uncertainties and are based on current expectations, assumptions, estimates, and projections about ACG and the markets in which it operates. The Company undertakes no obligation to update forward-looking statements, which speak only as of the date of this release, to reflect subsequent events or circumstances, or changes in its expectations, except as may be required by law. Although the Company believes that its expectations and assumptions expressed in these forward-looking statements are reasonable, the Company cannot assure you that its expectations and assumptions will turn out to be correct, and investors are cautioned that actual results may differ materially from the anticipated results.

Currency Convenience Translation

The Company’s financial information is stated in Renminbi (“RMB”), the currency of the People’s Republic of China. The translations of RMB amounts for the quarter ended September 30, 2022, into U.S. dollars are included solely for the convenience of readers and have been made at the rate of RMB7.1135 to US$1.00, the noon buying rate as of September 30, 2022, in New York for cable transfers in RMB per U.S. dollar as set forth in the H.10 weekly statistical release of the Federal Reserve Board. Such translations should not be construed as representations that RMB amounts could be converted into U.S. dollars at that rate or any other rate, or to be the amounts that would have been reported under U.S. generally accepted accounting principles (“GAAP”).

About Non-GAAP Financial Measures

To supplement ACG’s consolidated financial information presented in accordance with U.S. GAAP, ACG uses the following non-GAAP financial measures: net loss excluding share-based compensation expense and foreign currency exchange gain or loss, and basic and diluted losses per common share and ADS excluding share-based compensation expense and foreign currency exchange gain or loss.

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 GAAP. ACG believes these non-GAAP financial measures provide meaningful supplemental information about its performance by excluding share-based compensation expense and foreign currency exchange gain or loss, which may not be indicative of its operating performance.

ACG believes that both management and investors benefit from these non-GAAP financial measures in assessing its performance and when planning and forecasting future periods. These non-GAAP financial measures also facilitate management’s internal comparisons to ACG’s historical performance. ACG computes its non-GAAP financial measures using a consistent method from period to period. ACG believes these non-GAAP financial measures are useful to investors in allowing for greater transparency with respect to supplemental information used by management in its financial and operational decision making. A limitation of using non-GAAP net loss excluding share-based compensation expense and foreign currency exchange gain or loss and basic and diluted losses per common share and per ADS excluding share-based compensation expense and foreign currency exchange gain or loss is that share-based compensation charges and foreign currency exchange gain or loss have been, and are expected to continue to be for the foreseeable future, a significant recurring expense in ACG’s business.

Management compensates for these limitations by providing specific information regarding the GAAP amounts excluded from each non-GAAP measure. The table captioned “Reconciliations of Non-GAAP Measures to the Most Comparable GAAP Measures” shown at the end of this news release has more details on the reconciliations between GAAP financial measures that are most directly comparable to the non-GAAP financial measures used by ACG.

For more information on our company, please contact the following individuals:

At the CompanyInvestor Relations
ATA Creativity GlobalThe Equity Group Inc.
Ruobai Sima, CFOCarolyne Y. Sohn, Vice President
+86 10 6518 1133 x 5518408-538-4577
simaruobai@acgedu.cncsohn@equityny.com
  
 Alice Zhang, Investor Relations Analyst
 212-836-9610
 azhang@equityny.com
  


 
ATA CREATIVITY GLOBAL AND SUBSIDIARIES
UNAUDITED CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS
       
  December 31,  September 30,  September 30, 
  2021  2022  2022 
  RMB  RMB  USD 
ASSETS      
Current assets:      
Cash and cash equivalents 71,339,361  59,858,096  8,414,718 
Accounts receivable 938,189  332,189  46,698 
Prepaid expenses and other current assets 3,129,600  6,089,522  856,051 
Total current assets 75,407,150  66,279,807  9,317,467 
       
Long-term investments 38,000,000  38,000,000  5,341,955 
Property and equipment, net 36,503,984  33,851,683  4,758,794 
Intangible assets, net 93,352,778  80,427,778  11,306,358 
Goodwill 194,754,963  194,754,963  27,378,219 
Other non-current assets 26,739,026  25,992,152  3,653,919 
Right-of-use assets 42,417,409  33,022,696  4,642,257 
Total assets 507,175,310  472,329,079  66,398,969 
       
LIABILITIES AND SHAREHOLDERS’ EQUITY      
Current liabilities:      
Accrued expenses and other payables 48,174,095  45,274,553  6,364,593 
Lease liabilities-current 17,351,427  15,673,961  2,203,411 
Deferred revenues 202,453,092  237,726,731  33,419,095 
Total current liabilities 267,978,614  298,675,245  41,987,099 
       
Lease liabilities-non-current 23,365,840  16,158,650  2,271,547 
Deferred income tax liabilities 24,931,322  14,996,335  2,108,151 
Total liabilities 316,275,776  329,830,230  46,366,797 
       
Shareholders’ equity:      
Common shares 4,720,147  4,720,147  663,548 
Treasury shares (9,818,754) (8,779,815) (1,234,247)
Additional paid-in capital 540,583,564  540,847,718  76,031,169 
Accumulated other comprehensive loss (37,559,847) (36,903,023) (5,187,745)
Accumulated deficit (310,156,018) (360,066,088) (50,617,289)
Total shareholders’ equity attributable to ACG 187,769,092  139,818,939  19,655,436 
Non-redeemable non-controlling interests 3,130,442  2,679,910  376,736 
Total shareholders’ equity 190,899,534  142,498,849  20,032,172 
Commitments and contingencies      
Total liabilities and shareholders’ equity 507,175,310  472,329,079  66,398,969 
          


 
ATA CREATIVITY GLOBAL AND SUBSIDIARIES UNAUDITED CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF COMPREHENSIVE LOSS
   
  Three-month Period Ended
  September 30,  September 30,  September 30, 
  2021  2022  2022 
  RMB RMB USD
Net revenues 55,297,492  52,099,904  7,324,089 
Cost of revenues 26,860,241  28,597,917  4,020,232 
Gross profit 28,437,251  23,501,987  3,303,857 
       
Operating expenses:      
Research and development 3,490,188  846,423  118,988 
Sales and marketing 16,640,530  20,524,556  2,885,296 
General and administrative 30,499,054  18,409,028  2,587,900 
Total operating expenses 50,629,772  39,780,007  5,592,184 
Other operating income, net 5,384  5,505  774 
Loss from operations (22,187,137) (16,272,515) (2,287,553)
Other income (expense):      
Gain on deconsolidation of a subsidiary and others, net   682,996  96,014 
Impairment loss from investment (6,000,000)    
Interest income, net of interest expenses 292,710  181,303  25,487 
Foreign currency exchange gain (loss), net 15,654  (13,221) (1,859)
Loss before income taxes (27,878,773) (15,421,437) (2,167,911)
Income tax benefit (1,569,847) (3,687,619) (518,397)
Net loss (26,308,926) (11,733,818) (1,649,514)
Net income (loss) attributable to non-redeemable non-controlling interests (107,953) 252,349  35,475 
Net loss attributable to ACG (26,200,973) (11,986,167) (1,684,989)
       
Other comprehensive income:      
Foreign currency translation adjustment, net of nil income taxes 36,873  332,546  46,749 
Comprehensive loss attributable to ACG (26,164,100) (11,653,621) (1,638,240)
       
Basic and diluted losses per common share attributable to ACG (0.42) (0.19) (0.03)
Basic and diluted losses per ADS attributable to ACG (0.84) (0.38) (0.06)
          


 
ATA CREATIVITY GLOBAL AND SUBSIDIARIES UNAUDITED CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF COMPREHENSIVE LOSS
   
  Nine-month Period Ended
  September 30,  September 30,  September 30, 
  2021  2022  2022 
  RMB RMB USD
Net revenues 129,647,987  128,283,578  18,033,820 
Cost of revenues 70,385,064  73,386,393  10,316,496 
Gross profit 59,262,923  54,897,185  7,717,324 
       
Operating expenses:      
Research and development 8,736,780  4,383,557  616,231 
Sales and marketing 46,612,135  55,002,983  7,732,197 
General and administrative 73,189,402  57,010,439  8,014,401 
Total operating expenses 128,538,317  116,396,979  16,362,829 
Other operating income, net 17,247  16,515  2,322 
Loss from operations (69,258,147) (61,483,279) (8,643,183)
Other income (expense):      
Gain on deconsolidation of subsidiaries and others, net 33,542,154  682,996  96,014 
Impairment loss from investments (6,000,000)    
Interest income, net of interest expenses 867,482  553,773  77,848 
Foreign currency exchange loss, net (141,132) (3,328) (468)
Loss before income taxes (40,989,643) (60,249,838) (8,469,789)
Income tax benefit (7,976,998) (9,889,236) (1,390,207)
Net loss (33,012,645) (50,360,602) (7,079,582)
Net loss attributable to redeemable non-controlling interests (714,121)    
Net loss attributable to non-redeemable non-controlling interests (1,198,928) (450,532) (63,335)
Net loss attributable to ACG (31,099,596) (49,910,070) (7,016,247)
       
Other comprehensive income (loss):      
Foreign currency translation adjustment, net of nil income taxes (6,018) 656,824  92,335 
Comprehensive loss attributable to ACG (31,105,614) (49,253,246) (6,923,912)
       
Basic and diluted losses per common share attributable to ACG (0.53) (0.80) (0.11)
Basic and diluted losses per ADS attributable to ACG (1.06) (1.60) (0.22)
          


 
RECONCILIATIONS OF NON-GAAP MEASURES
TO THE MOST COMPARABLE GAAP MEASURES
     
  Three-month Period Ended Nine-month Period Ended
  September 30,  September 30,  September 30,  September 30, 
  2021  2022  2021  2022 
  RMB RMB RMB RMB
GAAP net loss attributable to ACG (26,200,973) (11,986,167) (31,099,596) (49,910,070)
Share-based compensation expenses 308,150  365,558  797,448  1,104,692 
Foreign currency exchange loss (gain), net (15,654) 13,221  141,132  3,328 
Non-GAAP net loss attributable to ACG (25,908,477) (11,607,388) (30,161,016) (48,802,050)
         
GAAP losses per common share attributable to ACG        
Basic and diluted (0.42) (0.19) (0.53) (0.80)
         
Non-GAAP losses per common share attributable to ACG        
Basic and diluted (0.41) (0.18) (0.52) (0.78)