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Phoenix New Media Reports Unaudited First Quarter 2018 Financial Results

Live Conference Call to be Held at 9:00 PM U.S. Eastern Time on May 14, 2018

BEIJING, May 14, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- Phoenix New Media Limited (NYSE: FENG) ("Phoenix New Media", "ifeng" or the "Company"), a leading new media company in China, today announced its unaudited financial results for the first quarter ended March 31, 2018.

"We are delighted to start the year 2018 with solid financial and operating performance, and pleased to see that our mobile advertising remained a strong growth driver in the first quarter," stated Mr. Shuang Liu, CEO of Phoenix New Media. "Our strong media DNA and our mission to provide high-quality, professional and unbiased news content allows us to stay at the forefront of the media space in the long run. During the quarter, we further enhanced our artificial intelligence solutions by adding editorial recommendations. In doing so, we have not only improved the efficiency of our content distribution and the accuracy of our audience targeting, but also enriched with humanity and value into digital media, thus further differentiating ourselves from peers. We are also building out our content ecosystem that includes both original content and we-media content. Together with our premium brand equity and synergy among our diversified business segments, we believe we are well positioned to capitalize on the opportunities in China's rapidly growing socially responsible media industry."

Ms. Betty Ho, CFO of Phoenix New Media, further stated, "We are pleased to carry the strong growth of our mobile advertising revenues, which increased by 46.3% under the old accounting standard of ASC605, into the first quarter of 2018 despite of seasonality factors. Due to the adoption of the new accounting standard of ASC606 on January 1, 2018, our total revenues decreased by 3.4% year over year to RMB284.4 million in the first quarter of 2018. Excluding the impact of adoption of the new accounting standard, or under ASC605, our total revenues would have increased by 5.2% year over year to RMB309.9 million in the first quarter of 2018. Net advertising revenue increased by 10.5% year-over-year, driven by the strong growth in mobile advertising revenues at 46.3% year-over-year. In addition, our gross margin in the first quarter of 2018 increased to 54.9% under the new accounting standard of ASC606 (50.0% under ASC605), from 44.8% in the first quarter of 2017. Looking forward, we will continue to differentiate our products by enhancing our content offerings, while taking strict control over our cost and expense, in order to generate long-term return to our shareholders"

Adoption of ASC606

Beginning from January 1, 2018, the Company adopted a new accounting standard of ASC606, Revenue from Contracts with Customers (the "new accounting standard"). The main impact of applying the new accounting standard on the Company's financial results include, (1) sales taxes and surcharges, previously presented as a component of cost of revenues, are now presented as a reduction item of revenues, and (2) some advertising-for-advertising barter transactions, previously not recognized as revenues, are now recognized as revenues. By applying the modified retrospective method under the new accounting standard, the financial statements of prior periods are not retrospectively adjusted as the cumulative effect of initially applying the guidance at January 1, 2018, the date of initial application, is not material. Accordingly, the financial data presented in the Company's financial statements for the first quarter of 2018 are in accordance with the new accounting standard while all financial data presented for the quarters of 2017 are in accordance with ASC605, Revenue Recognition (the "old accounting standard").

Impact of applying the new accounting standard on the Company's unaudited financial results for the quarter ended March 31, 2018 as compared to the old accounting standard is as follows:


Three Months Ended March 31, 2018




Adjustments




Old Accounting Standard (1)


Sales Taxes And Surcharges


Barter Transactions


Contract Fulfillment Costs


New Accounting Standard (2)


(RMB in thousands) 











Revenues

309,918


(25,739)


233


-


284,412

    Net advertising revenues

266,284


(23,656)


233


-


242,861

    Paid services revenues

43,634


(2,083)


-


-


41,551

Cost of revenues

(154,887)


25,739


(172)


1,087


(128,233)

Gross profit

155,031


-


61


1,087


156,179

Operating expenses

(213,384)


-


(645)


-


(214,029)

    Sales and marketing expenses

(130,574)


-


(645)


-


(131,219)

Loss from operations

(58,353)


-


(584)


1,087


(57,850)











Note: 

(1) This financial information for the three months ended March 31, 2018 is presented under the old accounting standard (ASC605).

(2) This financial information for the three months ended March 31, 2018 is presented under the new accounting standard (ASC606).

First Quarter 2018 Financial Results

REVENUES

Total revenues for the first quarter of 2018 were RMB284.4 million (US$45.3 million) under the new accounting standard, which represented a decrease of 3.4% from RMB294.5 million in the first quarter of 2017.

Net advertising revenues for the first quarter of 2018 were RMB242.9 million (US$38.7 million) (net of advertising agency service fees and sales taxes and surcharges) under the new accounting standard, which represented an increase of 0.7% from RMB241.1 million in the first quarter of 2017.

Paid services revenues[1] for the first quarter of 2018 were RMB41.6 million (US$6.6 million) under the new accounting standard, which represented a decrease of 22.2% from RMB53.4 million in the first quarter of 2017. Revenues from digital entertainment[2] for the first quarter of 2018 were RMB32.8 million (US$5.2 million) under the new accounting standard, which represented a decrease of 22.6% from RMB42.3 million in the first quarter of 2017. Revenues from games and others[3] for the first quarter of 2018 were RMB8.4 million (US$1.3 million) under the new accounting standard, which represented a decrease of 24.1% from RMB11.1 million in the first quarter of 2017.

Under the old accounting standard ASC605, total revenues for the first quarter of 2018 would have been RMB309.9 million (US$49.4 million), which would have represented an increase of 5.2% from RMB294.5 million in the first quarter of 2017.

Under the old accounting standard ASC605, net advertising revenues for the first quarter of 2018 would have been RMB266.3 million (US$42.5 million), which would have represented an increase of 10.5% from RMB241.1 million in the first quarter of 2017, primarily attributable to a 46.3% year-over-year increase in mobile advertising revenues that was partially offset by a 26.0% year-over-year decrease in PC advertising revenues.

Under the old accounting standard ASC605, paid services revenues for the first quarter of 2018 would have been RMB43.6 million (US$7.0 million), which would have represented a decrease of 18.3% from RMB53.4 million in the first quarter of 2017. Under the old accounting standard ASC605, revenues from digital entertainment for the first quarter of 2018 would have been RMB34.7 million (US$5.5 million), which would have represented a decrease of 17.9% from RMB42.3 million in the first quarter of 2017, due to a 30.9% decrease in the MVAS revenues mainly resulting from the decline in users' demand for services provided through telecom operators in China. Under the old accounting standard ASC605, revenues from games and others for the first quarter of 2018 would have been RMB8.9 million (US$1.4 million), which would have represented a decrease of 19.6% from RMB11.1 million in the first quarter of 2017, primarily attributable to a decrease in revenues generated from web-based games operated on the Company's own platform.

COST OF REVENUES

Cost of revenues for the first quarter of 2018 was RMB128.2 million (US$20.4 million) under the new accounting standard, which represented a decrease of 21.1% from RMB162.5 million in the first quarter of 2017. Under the old accounting standard, cost of revenues for the first quarter of 2018 would have been RMB154.9 million (US$24.7 million), which would have represented a decrease of 4.7% from RMB162.5 million in the first quarter of 2017. Such decrease was mainly due to:

  • The sales taxes and surcharges were RMB25.8 million (US$4.1 million) in the first quarter of 2018, which was excluded from cost of revenues and recorded as a reduction item of revenues under the new accounting standard, as compared to sales taxes and surcharges of RMB24.3 million in the first quarter of 2017, which was recorded as a component of cost of revenues under the old accounting standard.
  • Content and operational costs for the first quarter of 2018 decreased slightly to RMB105.3 million (US$16.8 million) from RMB106.3 million in the first quarter of 2017.
  • Revenue sharing fees to telecom operators and channel partners for the first quarter of 2018 decreased by 50.2% to RMB8.6 million (US$1.4 million) from RMB17.3 million in the first quarter of 2017, primarily attributable to a decrease in the sales of MVAS products.
  • Bandwidth costs for the first quarter of 2018 decreased slightly to RMB14.3 million (US$2.3 million) from RMB14.5 million in the first quarter of 2017.
  • Share-based compensation included in cost of revenues was RMB0.2 million (US$0.03 million) in the first quarter of 2018, as compared to RMB1.6 million in the first quarter of 2017. The decrease was primarily due to the lesser share-based compensation recognized in the first quarter of 2018 for share options granted before 2017, as the Company recognized share-based compensation, net of estimated forfeitures, on a graded-vesting basis over the vesting term of the awards.

GROSS PROFIT

Gross profit for the first quarter of 2018 was RMB156.2 million (US$24.9 million), as compared to RMB132.0 million in the first quarter of 2017. Gross margin for the first quarter of 2018 was 54.9%, as compared to 44.8% in the first quarter of 2017. The increase in gross margin was primarily attributable to the slight decrease in revenues under the new accounting standard and the more significant decrease in certain cost of revenues as explained above.

To supplement the financial measures presented in accordance with the United States Generally Accepted Accounting Principles ("GAAP"), the Company has presented certain non-GAAP financial measures in this press release, which excluded the impact of certain reconciling items as stated in the "Use of Non-GAAP Financial Measures" section below. The related reconciliations to GAAP financial measures are presented in the accompanying "Reconciliations of Non-GAAP Results of Operation Measures to the Nearest Comparable GAAP Measures."

Non-GAAP gross margin for the first quarter of 2018, which excluded share-based compensation, was 55.0%, as compared to 45.4% in the first quarter of 2017.

OPERATING EXPENSES AND LOSS FROM OPERATIONS

Total operating expenses for the first quarter of 2018 increased by 24.4% to RMB214.0 million (US$34.1 million) from RMB172.0 million in the first quarter of 2017, primarily attributable to an increase in traffic acquisition expenses. Share-based compensation included in operating expenses was RMB3.2 million (US$0.5 million) in the first quarter of 2018, as compared to RMB6.6 million in the first quarter of 2017. The decrease in share-based compensation was primarily due to the lesser share-based compensation recognized in the first quarter of 2018 for share options granted before 2017, as the Company recognized share-based compensation, net of estimated forfeitures, on a graded-vesting basis over the vesting term of the awards, and due to the fact that several batches of share options granted to employees in 2013 became fully vested in 2017 and the corresponding share-based compensation were no longer recognized in 2018.

Loss from operations for the first quarter of 2018 was RMB57.9 million (US$9.2 million), as compared to loss from operations of RMB40.1 million in the first quarter of 2017. Operating margin for the first quarter of 2018 was negative 20.3%, as compared to negative 13.6% in the first quarter of 2017, which was primarily attributable to the increase in traffic acquisition expenses.

Non-GAAP loss from operations for the first quarter of 2018, which excluded share-based compensation, was RMB54.4 million (US$8.7 million), as compared to non-GAAP loss from operations of RMB31.8 million in the first quarter of 2017. Non-GAAP operating margin for the first quarter of 2018, which excluded share-based compensation, was negative 19.1%, as compared to negative 10.8% in the first quarter of 2017.

OTHER INCOME OR LOSS

Other income or loss reflects interest income, interest expense, foreign currency exchange gain or loss, income or loss from equity investments, including impairments, and others, net[4]. Total net other income for the first quarter of 2018 was negative RMB5.2 million (US$0.8 million), as compared to RMB4.8 million in the first quarter of 2017.

  • Interest income for the first quarter of 2018 was RMB12.9 million (US$2.1 million), as compared to RMB12.7 million in the first quarter of 2017.
  • Interest expense for the first quarter of 2018 decreased to RMB4.6 million (US$0.7 million), from RMB6.3 million in the first quarter of 2017, which was primarily due to the decrease in outstanding short-term bank loans in the first quarter of 2018 as compared to that in 2017.
  • Foreign currency exchange loss for the first quarter of 2018 was RMB15.1 million (US$2.4 million), as compared to foreign currency exchange loss of RMB2.3 million in the first quarter of 2017, which was mainly caused by the further appreciation of Renminbi against US dollars in the first quarter of 2018.
  • Loss from equity investments, including impairments, for the first quarter of 2018 was RMB2.4 million (US$0.4 million), as compared to loss from equity investments, including impairments, of RMB0.7 million in the first quarter of 2017.
  • Others, net, for the first quarter of 2018 increased by 186.9% to RMB4.1 million (US$0.7 million), from RMB1.4 million in the first quarter of 2017, which was primarily attributable to the decrease in litigation provisions as a result of the settlement of several claims in March 2018 and the increase of government subsidies received in the first quarter of 2018.

NET LOSS ATTRIBUTABLE TO PHOENIX NEW MEDIA LIMITED

Net loss attributable to Phoenix New Media Limited for the first quarter of 2018 was RMB57.5 million (US$9.2 million), as compared to a net loss of RMB32.2 million in the first quarter of 2017. Net margin for the first quarter of 2018 was negative 20.2%, as compared to negative 10.9% in the first quarter of 2017. Net loss per diluted ADS[5] in the first quarter of 2018 was RMB0.79 (US$0.13), as compared to net loss per diluted ADS of RMB0.45 in the first quarter of 2017.

Non-GAAP net loss attributable to Phoenix New Media Limited for the first quarter of 2018, which excluded share-based compensation and income or loss from equity investments, including impairments, was RMB51.7 million (US$8.2 million), as compared to non-GAAP net loss attributable to Phoenix New Media Limited of RMB23.2 million in the first quarter of 2017. Non-GAAP net margin for the first quarter of 2018 was negative 18.2%, as compared to negative 7.9% in the first quarter of 2017. Non-GAAP net loss per diluted ADS in the first quarter of 2018 was RMB0.71 (US$0.11), as compared to non-GAAP net loss per diluted ADS of RMB0.32 in the first quarter of 2017.

For the first quarter of 2018, the Company's weighted average number of ADSs used in the computation of diluted net income per ADS was 72,403,514. As of March 31, 2018, the Company had a total of 578,729,336 ordinary shares outstanding, or the equivalent of 72,341,167 ADSs.

CERTAIN BALANCE SHEET ITEMS

As of March 31, 2018, the Company's cash and cash equivalents, term deposits and short term investments and restricted cash were RMB1.30 billion (US$207.6 million). Restricted cash represents deposits placed as security for banking facilities granted to the Company, which are restricted in their withdrawal or usage.

Business Outlook

Based on the new accounting standard (ASC606), for the second quarter of 2018, the Company expects its total revenues to be between RMB361.4 million and RMB376.4 million; net advertising revenues are expected to be between RMB320.5 million and RMB330.5 million; and paid services revenues are expected to be between RMB40.9 million and RMB45.9 million.

If the old accounting standard (ASC605) were to be used, for the second quarter of 2018, the Company would expect its total revenues to be between RMB396.8 million and RMB411.8 million, its net advertising revenues to be between RMB353.5 million and RMB363.5 million, and its paid services revenues to be between RMB43.3 million and RMB48.3 million.

All of the above forecasts reflect the Company's current and preliminary view on the market and operational conditions, which are subject to change.

Conference Call Information

The Company will hold a conference call at 9:00 p.m. U.S. Eastern Time on May 14, 2018 (May 15, 2018 at 9:00 a.m. Beijing/Hong Kong time) to discuss its first quarter 2018 unaudited financial results and operating performance.

To participate in the call, please use the dial-in numbers and conference ID below:

International:

+6567135090

Mainland China:

4006208038

Hong Kong:

+85230186771

United States:

+18456750437

Conference ID:

6370379

A replay of the call will be available through May 21, 2018 by using the dial-in numbers and conference ID below:

International:

+61281990299

Mainland China:

4006322162

Hong Kong:

+85230512780

United States:

+16462543697

Conference ID:

6370379

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

Use of Non-GAAP Financial Measures

To supplement the consolidated financial statements presented in accordance with the United States Generally Accepted Accounting Principles ("GAAP"), Phoenix New Media Limited uses non-GAAP gross profit, non-GAAP gross margin, non-GAAP income or loss from operations, non-GAAP operating margin, non-GAAP net income or loss attributable to Phoenix New Media Limited, non-GAAP net margin and non-GAAP net income or loss per diluted ADS, each of which is a non-GAAP financial measure. Non-GAAP gross profit is gross profit excluding share-based compensation. Non-GAAP gross margin is non-GAAP gross profit divided by total revenues. Non-GAAP income or loss from operations is income or loss from operations excluding share-based compensation. Non-GAAP operating margin is non-GAAP income or loss from operations divided by total revenues. Non-GAAP net income or loss attributable to Phoenix New Media Limited is net income or loss attributable to Phoenix New Media Limited excluding share-based compensation and income or loss from equity investments, including impairments. Non-GAAP net margin is non-GAAP net income or loss attributable to Phoenix New Media Limited divided by total revenues. Non-GAAP net income or loss per diluted ADS is non-GAAP net income or loss attributable to Phoenix New Media Limited divided by weighted average number of diluted ADSs. The Company believes that separate analysis and exclusion of the aforementioned non-GAAP to GAAP reconciling items add clarity to the constituent parts of its performance. The Company reviews these non-GAAP financial measures together with the related GAAP financial measures to obtain a better understanding of its operating performance. It uses these non-GAAP financial measures for planning, forecasting and measuring results against the forecast. The Company believes that using these non-GAAP financial measures to evaluate its business allows both management and investors to assess the Company's performance against its competitors and ultimately monitor its capacity to generate returns for investors. The Company also believes that these non-GAAP financial measures are useful supplemental information for investors and analysts to assess its operating performance without the effect of items like share-based compensation and income or loss from equity investments, including impairments, which have been and will continue to be significant and recurring in its business. However, the use of these non-GAAP financial measures has material limitations as an analytical tool. One of the limitations of using these non-GAAP financial measures is that they do not include all items that impact the Company's gross profit, income or loss from operations and net income or loss attributable to Phoenix New Media Limited for the period. In addition, because these non-GAAP financial measures are not calculated in the same manner by all companies, they may not be comparable to other similarly titled measures used by other companies. In light of the foregoing limitations, you should not consider these non-GAAP financial measures in isolation from, or as an alternative to, the financial measures prepared in accordance with GAAP.

Exchange Rate

This announcement contains translations of certain RMB amounts into U.S. dollars ("USD") at specified rates solely for the convenience of the reader. Unless otherwise stated, all translations from RMB to USD were made at the rate of RMB6.2726 to US$1.00, the noon buying rate in effect on March 30, 2018 in the H.10 statistical release of the Federal Reserve Board. The Company makes no representation that the RMB or USD amounts referred could be converted into USD or RMB, as the case may be, at any particular rate or at all. For analytical presentation, all percentages are calculated using the numbers presented in the financial statements contained in this earnings release.

About Phoenix New Media Limited

Phoenix New Media Limited (NYSE: FENG) is a leading new media company providing premium content on an integrated Internet platform, including PC and mobile, in China. Having originated from a leading global Chinese language TV network based in Hong Kong, Phoenix TV, the Company enables consumers to access professional news and other quality information and share user-generated content on the Internet through their PCs and mobile devices. Phoenix New Media's platform includes its PC channel, consisting of ifeng.com website, which comprises interest-based verticals such as news, finance, fashion, military and digital reading, and interactive services; its mobile channel, consisting of mobile news applications, mobile video application, HTML5-based mobile Internet websites, and mobile digital reading application; and its operations with the telecom operators that provides content and mobile value-added services.

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 business outlook and quotations from management in this announcement, as well as Phoenix New Media's strategic and operational plans, contain forward−looking statements. Phoenix New Media may also make written or oral forward−looking statements in its periodic reports to the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission ("SEC") on Forms 20−F and 6−K, in its annual report to shareholders, in press releases and other written materials and in oral statements made by its officers, directors or employees to third parties. Statements that are not historical facts, including statements about Phoenix New Media's beliefs and expectations, are forward−looking statements. 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 statement, including but not limited to the following: the Company's goals and strategies; the Company's future business development, financial condition and results of operations; the expected growth of online and mobile advertising, online video and mobile paid services markets in China; the Company's reliance on online and mobile advertising and MVAS for a majority of its total revenues; the Company's expectations regarding demand for and market acceptance of its services; the Company's expectations regarding maintaining and strengthening its relationships with advertisers, partners and customers; fluctuations in the Company's quarterly operating results; the Company's plans to enhance its user experience, infrastructure and services offerings; the Company's reliance on mobile operators in China to provide most of its MVAS; changes by mobile operators in China to their policies for MVAS; competition in its industry in China; and relevant government policies and regulations relating to the Company. Further information regarding these and other risks is included in the Company's filings with the SEC, including its registration statement on Form F−1, as amended, and its annual reports on Form 20−F. All information provided in this press release and in the attachments is as of the date of this press release, and Phoenix New Media does not undertake any obligation to update any forward−looking statement, except as required under applicable law.

[1]

Paid services revenues comprise of (i) revenues from digital entertainment, which includes MVAS and digital reading, and (ii) revenues from games and others, which includes web-based games, mobile games, content sales, and other online and mobile paid services through the Company's own platforms



[2]

Digital entertainment includes mobile value-added services delivered through telecom operators' platforms, or MVAS, and digital reading.



[3]

Games and others include web-based and mobile games, and other online and mobile paid services through the Company's own platforms



[4]

"Others, net" primarily consists of government subsidies and litigation loss provisions.



[5]

"ADS" means American Depositary Share of the Company. Each ADS represents eight Class A ordinary shares of the Company.

For investor and media inquiries please contact:

Phoenix New Media Limited
Nicole Shan
Email: investorrelations@ifeng.com

ICR, Inc.
Rose Zu
Tel: +1 (646) 405-4883
Email: investorrelations@ifeng.com

Phoenix New Media Limited

Condensed Consolidated Balance Sheets

(Amounts in thousands)



December 31,


March 31,


March 31,

2017


2018


2018


RMB


RMB


US$


Audited*


Unaudited


Unaudited

ASSETS






Current assets:






Cash and cash equivalents

362,862


343,401


54,746

Term deposits and short term investments

737,657


511,850


81,601

Restricted cash

336,700


447,000


71,262

Accounts receivable, net

458,744


389,570


62,107

Amounts due from related parties

187,214


184,925


29,481

Prepayment and other current assets

57,458


59,935


9,555

Convertible loans due from a related party

102,631


99,777


15,907

Total current assets

2,243,266


2,036,458


324,659

Non-current assets:






Property and equipment, net

64,454


81,546


13,000

Intangible assets, net

6,712


6,173


984

Available-for-sale investments

1,196,330


1,197,636


190,931

Equity investments, net

15,342


12,912


2,058

Deferred tax assets

60,460


67,717


10,796

Other non-current assets

12,544


14,440


2,303

Total non-current assets

1,355,842


1,380,424


220,072

Total assets

3,599,108


3,416,882


544,731

LIABILITIES AND SHAREHOLDERS' EQUITY






Current liabilities:






Short-term bank loans

330,000


296,626


47,289

Accounts payable

262,657


259,651


41,394

Amounts due to related parties

14,140


12,230


1,950

Advances from customers

65,196


55,418


8,835

Taxes payable

92,214


76,664


12,222

Salary and welfare payable

134,471


95,766


15,267

Accrued expenses and other current liabilities

173,253


135,487


21,600

Total current liabilities

1,071,931


931,842


148,557

Non-current liabilities:






Deferred tax liabilities

1,312


1,312


209

Long-term liabilities

24,714


25,077


3,998

Total non-current liabilities

26,026


26,389


4,207

Total liabilities

1,097,957


958,231


152,764

Shareholders' equity:






Phoenix New Media Limited shareholders' equity:






Class A ordinary shares

17,180


17,268


2,753

Class B ordinary shares

22,053


22,053


3,516

Additional paid-in capital

1,587,575


1,591,950


253,794

Statutory reserves

81,237


81,237


12,951

Retained earnings

229,250


171,686


27,371

Accumulated other comprehensive income

570,244


581,594


92,720

Total Phoenix New Media Limited shareholders' equity

2,507,539


2,465,788


393,105

Noncontrolling interests

(6,388)


(7,137)


(1,138)

Total shareholders' equity

2,501,151


2,458,651


391,967

Total liabilities and shareholders' equity

3,599,108


3,416,882


544,731







* Derived from audited financial statements included in the Company's Form 20-F dated April 26, 2018.

 

 

Phoenix New Media Limited

Condensed Consolidated Statements of Comprehensive Income

(Amounts in thousands, except for number of shares and per share (or ADS) data)












Three Months Ended




March 31,


December 31,


March 31,


March 31,




2017


2017


2018


2018




RMB


RMB


RMB


US$




Unaudited


Unaudited


Unaudited


Unaudited












Revenues:










  Net advertising revenues


241,084


410,547


242,861


38,718


  Paid service revenues


53,395


51,240


41,551


6,624


Total revenues


294,479


461,787


284,412


45,342


Cost of revenues


(162,489)


(208,679)


(128,233)


(20,443)


Gross profit


131,990


253,108


156,179


24,899


Operating expenses:










  Sales and marketing expenses


(95,462)


(156,590)


(131,219)


(20,919)


  General and administrative expenses


(31,951)


(50,457)


(34,398)


(5,484)


  Technology and product development expenses


(44,628)


(51,494)


(48,412)


(7,718)


Total operating expenses


(172,041)


(258,541)


(214,029)


(34,121)


Loss from operations


(40,051)


(5,433)


(57,850)


(9,222)


Other income/(loss):










  Interest income


12,658


13,213


12,938


2,063


  Interest expenses


(6,349)


(3,746)


(4,633)


(739)


  Foreign currency exchange loss


(2,311)


(4,481)


(15,131)


(2,412)


  (Loss)/income from equity investments, including impairments


(664)


4,865


(2,430)


(387)


  Others, net


1,427


10,037


4,093


653


(Loss)/income before tax


(35,290)


14,455


(63,013)


(10,044)


  Income tax benefit/(expense)


2,341


(3,294)


4,724


753


Net (loss)/income


(32,949)


11,161


(58,289)


(9,291)


  Net loss attributable to noncontrolling interests


775


660


749


119


Net (loss)/income attributable to Phoenix New Media Limited


(32,174)


11,821


(57,540)


(9,172)


Net (loss)/income


(32,949)


11,161


(58,289)


(9,291)


  Other comprehensive income, net of tax: fair value remeasurement for available-for-sale investments (1)


8,891


22,227


46,364


7,392


  Other comprehensive loss, net of tax: foreign currency translation adjustment


(3,767)


(14,609)


(35,014)


(5,582)


Comprehensive (loss)/income


(27,825)


18,779


(46,939)


(7,481)


  Comprehensive loss attributable to noncontrolling interests


775


660


749


119


Comprehensive (loss)/income attributable to Phoenix New Media Limited


(27,050)


19,439


(46,190)


(7,362)


Net (loss)/income attributable to Phoenix New Media Limited


(32,174)


11,821


(57,540)


(9,172)


Net (loss)/income per Class A and Class B ordinary share:










  Basic


(0.06)


0.02


(0.10)


(0.02)


  Diluted


(0.06)


0.02


(0.10)


(0.02)


Net (loss)/income per ADS (1 ADS represents 8 Class A ordinary shares):










  Basic


(0.45)


0.16


(0.79)


(0.13)


  Diluted


(0.45)


0.16


(0.79)


(0.13)


Weighted average number of Class A and Class B ordinary shares used in computing net (loss)/income per share:










  Basic


573,935,277


576,851,243


579,228,111


579,228,111


  Diluted


573,935,277


591,174,724


579,228,111


579,228,111












(1) The Company adopted ASU 2016-1, Recognition and Measurement of Financial Assets and Financial Liabilities, beginning from January 1, 2018. After the adoption of this new accounting standard, the Company measures long-term equity investments other than equity method investments at fair value through earnings. As investments in Particle meet the definition of debt securities, which are recorded as available-for-sale investments, there is no impact by the adoption of ASU 2016-1 on the available-for-sale investments in Particle and the changes in their fair value continue to be recorded in other comprehensive income.

 

Phoenix New Media Limited

Condensed Segments Information

(Amounts in thousands)


Three Months Ended



March 31,


December 31,


March 31,


March 31,



2017


2017


2018


2018



RMB


RMB


RMB


US$



Unaudited


Unaudited


Unaudited


Unaudited


Revenues:









  Net advertising service

241,084


410,547


242,861


38,718


  Paid services

53,395


51,240


41,551


6,624


Total revenues

294,479


461,787


284,412


45,342


Cost of revenues









  Net advertising service

131,125


181,361


107,289


17,104


  Paid services

31,364


27,318


20,944


3,339


Total cost of revenues

162,489


208,679


128,233


20,443


Gross profit









  Net advertising service

109,959


229,186


135,572


21,614


  Paid services

22,031


23,922


20,607


3,285


Total gross profit

131,990


253,108


156,179


24,899


 

 

Phoenix New Media Limited

Condensed Information of Cost of Revenues

(Amounts in thousands)


Three Months Ended


March 31,


December 31,


March 31,


March 31,


2017


2017


2018


2018


RMB


RMB


RMB


US$


Unaudited


Unaudited


Unaudited


Unaudited

Revenue sharing fees

17,320


12,350


8,617


1,374

Content and operational costs

106,316


143,588


105,273


16,783

Bandwidth costs

14,528


12,830


14,343


2,286

Sales taxes and surcharges

24,325


39,911


-


-

Total cost of revenues

162,489


208,679


128,233


20,443

 

 

Reconciliations of Non-GAAP Results of Operations Measures to the Nearest Comparable GAAP Measures

(Amounts in thousands, except for number of ADSs and per ADS data)




















Three Months Ended March 31, 2017


Three Months Ended December 31, 2017


Three Months Ended March 31, 2018




Non-GAAP






Non-GAAP






Non-GAAP




GAAP


Adjustments


Non-GAAP


GAAP


Adjustments


Non-GAAP


GAAP


Adjustments


Non-GAAP


RMB


RMB


RMB


RMB


RMB


RMB


RMB


RMB


RMB


Unaudited


Unaudited


Unaudited


Unaudited


Unaudited


Unaudited


Unaudited


Unaudited


Unaudited

Gross profit

131,990


1,623

(1)

133,613


253,108


1,221

(1)

254,329


156,179


205

(1)

156,384

Gross margin

44.8%




45.4%


54.8%




55.1%


54.9%




55.0%

Income from operations

(40,051)


8,266

(1)

(31,785)


(5,433)


4,677

(1)

(756)


(57,850)


3,450

(1)

(54,400)

Operating  margin

-13.6%




-10.8%


-1.2%




-0.2%


-20.3%




-19.1%




8,266

(1)





4,677

(1)





3,450

(1)





664

(2)





(4,865)

(2)





2,430

(2)


Net (loss)/income attributable to Phoenix New Media Limited

(32,174)


8,930


(23,244)


11,821


(188)


11,633


(57,540)


5,880


(51,660)

Net margin

-10.9%




-7.9%


2.6%




2.5%


-20.2%




-18.2%

Net (loss)/income per ADS—diluted

(0.45)




(0.32)


0.16




0.16


(0.79)




(0.71)

Weighted average number of ADSs used in computing diluted net (loss)/income per ADS

71,741,910




71,741,910


73,896,840




73,896,840


72,403,514




72,403,514





































(1) Share-based compensation

(2) Loss/(income) from equity investments, including impairments


Non-GAAP to GAAP reconciling items have no income tax effect.















 

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