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Cango Inc. Reports First Quarter 2019 Unaudited Financial Results
2019-05-29

SHANGHAI, May 29, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- Cango, Inc. (NYSE: CANG) ("Cango" or the "Company"), a leading automotive transaction service platform in China, today announced its unaudited financial results for the first quarter of 2019.

First Quarter 2019 Financial and Operational Highlights

  • Total revenues in the first quarter of 2019 were RMB351.7 million (US$52.4 million), representing a year-over-year increase of 41.3% and outperforming the high end of the Company's guidance by 6.6%.
  • After-market services facilitation revenues in the first quarter of 2019 were RMB39.8 million (US$5.9 million), continuing to contribute stable revenues.
  • The amount of financing transactions the Company facilitated in the first quarter of 2019 totaled RMB6,555 million (US$976.7  million). The total outstanding balance of financing transactions the Company facilitated was RMB35,748 million (US$5,326.6 million) as of March 31, 2019.
  • M1+ and M3+ overdue ratios for all financing transactions that remained outstanding and were facilitated by the Company were 0.77% and 0.37%, respectively as of March 31, 2019, as compared to 0.74% and 0.37%, respectively, as of December 31, 2018.
  • The number of dealers covered by the Company was 47,879 as of March 31, 2019, as compared to 46,565 as of December 31, 2018.

Mr. Jiayuan Lin, Chief Executive Officer of Cango, commented, "In the first quarter of 2019, our strong financial and operating performances were marked by our better-than-expected revenue growth and the continued expansion of our dealership network. During the quarter, we continued to focus on strengthening our core competencies in auto loan facilitation services, accelerating the development of our after-market services, and expanding our collaborations with strategic partners. As a result, our total revenues increased by 41.3% year over year to RMB351.7 million in the first quarter. Such growth is a testament to our steady optimization of our automotive financing facilitation service offerings, which has helped to improve both our operational efficiency and service quality. It also speaks to our success in implementing cross-selling strategies to meet the targeted attach rate for our after-market services. Going forward, we plan to continue leveraging our capabilities in data analytics, technology innovation, and customized service offerings to sustain growth while further cementing our market leadership in the Chinese automotive transaction space."

Mr. Yongyi Zhang, Chief Financial Officer of Cango, stated, "We started 2019 with a solid financial performance in the first quarter. Our total revenues increased by 41.3% year over year to RMB351.7 million in the first quarter. Our after-market services facilitation business continued contributing revenues of RMB39.8 million in the first quarter, or 11.3% of our total revenues. Looking ahead, we will continue to invest in expanding our dealership network as well as improving the quality and efficiency of our services. As we continue establishing new partnerships with financial institutions and original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) to further enhance our service offerings, we are confident that our strong market position will allow us to navigate among the obstacles of this year's macroeconomic uncertainties."

First Quarter 2019 Financial Results

REVENUES

Total revenues in the first quarter of 2019 were RMB351.7 million (US$52.4 million), representing a 41.3% increase from RMB248.8 million in the corresponding period of 2018. The increase was primarily driven by the Company's strategies to rejuvenate growth and the increased contribution from its after-market services business.

Revenues from after-market services facilitation in the first quarter of 2019 were RMB39.8 million (US$5.9 million), compared to RMB4.4 million in the same period of last year.

OPERATING COST AND EXPENSES

Total operating cost and expenses in the first quarter of 2019 were RMB282.3 million (US$42.1 million), compared to RMB155.7 million in the corresponding period of 2018.

  • Cost of revenue in the first quarter of 2019 increased by 61.8% to RMB130.8 million (US$19.5 million) from RMB80.9 million in the corresponding period of 2018. Cost of revenue as a percentage of total revenues in the first quarter of 2019 increased to 37.2% from 32.5% in the corresponding period of 2018. This was primarily due to increases in the average amount of commissions paid to dealers per individual financing transaction. 
  • Sales and marketing expenses in the first quarter of 2019 increased by 30.8% to RMB45.5 million (US$6.8 million) from RMB34.8 million in the corresponding period of 2018. The increase was due to increases in staff compensation. Sales and marketing expenses as a percentage of total revenues in the first quarter of 2019 decreased to 13.0% from 14.0% in the corresponding period of 2018.
  • General and administrative expenses were RMB64.8 million (US$9.7 million), or 18.4% of total revenues, in the first quarter of 2019, compared to RMB26.7 million, or 10.7% of total revenue, in the corresponding period of 2018. The increase was mainly driven by increases in staff compensation including share-based compensation expenses as the Company expanded its business.
  • Research and development expenses in the first quarter of 2019 increased to RMB13.3 million (US$2.0 million) from RMB6.5 million in the corresponding period of 2018. Research and development expenses as a percentage of total revenues in the first quarter of 2019 increased to 3.8% from 2.6% in the corresponding period of 2018. The increase was mostly due to the expansion of the Company's research and development team, as well as increases in their salaries and benefits.

NET INCOME

Net income was RMB74.4 million (US$11.1 million) in the first quarter of 2019, compared to RMB84.0 million in the corresponding period of 2018. Non-GAAP adjusted net income was RMB89.6 million (US$13.4 million), compared to RMB84.0 million in the corresponding period of 2018, representing a year-over-year increase of 6.7%. Non-GAAP adjusted net income excludes the impact of share-based compensation expenses. For further information, see "Use of Non-GAAP Financial Measure."

NET INCOME PER ADS

Basic and diluted net income per American Depositary Share (ADS) in the first quarter of 2019 were both RMB0.50 (US$0.08). Non-GAAP adjusted basic and diluted net income per ADS in the first quarter of 2019 were both RMB0.60 (US$0.09). Each ADS represents two of the Company's Class A ordinary shares.

BALANCE SHEET

As of March 31, 2019, the Company had cash and cash equivalents of RMB2,178.0 million (US$324.5 million), compared to RMB2,912.9 million as of December 31, 2018.

Business Outlook

For the second quarter of 2019, the Company expects total revenues to be between RMB290 million and RMB315 million. This forecast reflects the Company's current and preliminary views on the market and operational conditions, which are subject to change.

Conference Call Information

Cango's management will hold a conference call on Tuesday, May 28, 2019, at 9:00 P.M. Eastern Time or Wednesday, May 29, 2019, at 9:00 A.M. Beijing Time to discuss the financial results. Listeners may access the call by dialing the following numbers:

International:                                                       
United States Toll Free:                                      
China Toll Free:                                                   4001-201-203
Hong Kong Toll Free:                                           
Conference ID:                                                     Cango Inc.

The replay will be accessible through June 4, 2019, by dialing the following numbers:

International:                                                       
United States Toll Free:                                      
Access Code:                                                       10131913

A live and archived webcast of the conference call will also be available at the Company's investor relations website at .

About Cango, Inc.

Cango Inc. (NYSE: CANG) is a leading automotive transaction service platform in China connecting dealers, financial institutions, car buyers, and other industry participants. Founded in 2010 by a group of pioneers in China's automotive finance industry, the Company is headquartered in Shanghai and engages car buyers through a nationwide dealer network. The Company's services primarily consist of automotive financing facilitation, automotive transaction facilitation, and after-market services facilitation. By utilizing its competitive advantages in technology, data insights, and cloud-based infrastructure, Cango is able to connect its platform participants while bringing them a premium user experience. Cango's platform model puts it in a unique position to add value for its platform participants and business partners as the automotive and mobility markets in China continue to grow and evolve. For more information, please visit: .

Definition of Overdue Ratios

We define "M1+ overdue ratio" as (i) exposure at risk relating to financing transactions for which any installment payment is 30 to 179 calendar days past due as of a specified date, divided by (ii) exposure at risk relating to all financing transactions which remain outstanding as of such date, excluding amounts of outstanding principal that are 180 calendar days or more past due.

We define "M3+ overdue ratio" as (i) exposure at risk relating to financing transactions for which any installment payment is 90 to 179 calendar days past due as of a specified date, divided by (ii) exposure at risk relating to all financing transactions which remain outstanding as of such date, excluding amounts of outstanding principal that are 180 calendar days or more past due.

Use of Non-GAAP Financial Measure

In evaluating the business, the Company considers and uses Non-GAAP adjusted net income, a non-GAAP measure, as a supplemental measure to review and assess its operating performance. The presentation of the 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 defines Non-GAAP adjusted net income as net income excluding share-based compensation expenses. The Company presents the non-GAAP financial measure because it is used by the management to evaluate the operating performance and formulate business plans. Non-GAAP adjusted net income enables the management to assess the Company's operating results without considering the impact of share-based compensation expenses, which are non-cash charges. The Company also believes that the use of the non-GAAP measure facilitates investors' assessment of its operating performance.

Non-GAAP adjusted net income is not defined under U.S. GAAP and is not presented in accordance with U.S. GAAP. This non-GAAP financial measure has limitations as analytical tools. One of the key limitations of using Non-GAAP adjusted net income is that it does not reflect all items of expense that affect the Company's operations. Share-based compensation expenses have been and may continue to be incurred in the business and are not reflected in the presentation of Non-GAAP adjusted net income. Further, the non-GAAP measure may differ from the non-GAAP information used by other companies, including peer companies, and therefore their comparability may be limited.

The Company compensates for these limitations by reconciling the non-GAAP financial measure to the nearest U.S. GAAP performance measure, all of which should be considered when evaluating the Company's performance. The Company encourages you to review its financial information in its entirety and not rely on a single financial measure.

Reconciliations of Cango's non-GAAP financial measure to the most comparable U.S. GAAP measure are included at the end of this press release.

Exchange Rate Information

This announcement contains translations of certain RMB amounts into U.S. dollars ("US$") at specified rates solely for the convenience of the reader. Unless otherwise stated, all translations from RMB to US$ were made at the rate of RMB6.7112 to US$1.00, the noon buying rate in effect on March 29, 2019, in the H.10 statistical release of the Federal Reserve Board. The Company makes no representation that the RMB or US$ amounts referred could be converted into US$ or RMB, as the case may be, at any particular rate or at all.

Safe Harbor Statement

This announcement contains forward-looking statements. These statements are made under the "safe harbor" provisions of the United States 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" section and quotations from management in this announcement, contain forward-looking statements. Cango may also make written or oral forward-looking statements in its periodic reports to the SEC, 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 Cango'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: Cango's goal and strategies; Cango's expansion plans; Cango's future business development, financial condition and results of operations; Cango's expectations regarding demand for, and market acceptance of, its solutions and services; Cango's expectations regarding keeping and strengthening its relationships with dealers, financial institutions, car buyers and other platform participants; general economic and business conditions; and assumptions underlying or related to any of the foregoing. Further information regarding these and other risks is included in Cango's filings with the SEC. All information provided in this press release and in the attachments is as of the date of this press release, and Cango does not undertake any obligation to update any forward-looking statement, except as required under applicable law.

Investor Relations Contact
Jenny Tang
Cango Inc.
Tel: +86 21 3183 5088 ext.5521
Email:

Jack Wang
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Tel: +1 (646) 405-5056
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CANGO INC.
UNAUDITED INTERIM CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEET
(Amounts in Renminbi ("RMB") and US dollar ("US$"), except for number of shares and per share data)




 As of December 31,
2018 


As of March 31,
2019



 RMB 


 RMB 

 US$ 







ASSETS:






Current assets:






Cash and cash equivalents


2,912,901,189


2,177,957,831

324,525,842

Restricted Cash


298,900,155


573,869,955

85,509,291

Short-term investments


265,869,717


111,660,538

16,637,939

Accounts receivable, net


86,513,830


128,930,564

19,211,253

Financing receivable, net


5,420,617


7,260,231

1,081,808

Short-term loan principal and financing service fee
receivables,net


-


4,424,291

659,240

Short-term finance leasing receivable, net


1,123,703,618


1,407,413,299

209,711,125

Prepaid expenses and other current assets 


61,272,518


58,605,413

8,732,479

Total current assets


4,754,581,644


4,470,122,122

666,068,977







Non-current assets:






Restricted Cash


668,627,618


772,103,062

115,046,946

Long-term investments


292,099,059


492,048,117

73,317,457

Equity method investments


1,448,416


1,446,001

215,461

Goodwill


145,063,857


145,063,857

21,615,189

Property and equipment, net


18,286,218


18,673,678

2,782,465

Intangible assets


1,693,407


33,894,434

5,050,428

Deferred tax assets


100,194,993


122,170,671

18,203,998

Long-term finance leasing receivable, net


1,282,457,409


1,616,811,046

240,912,362

Other non-current assets


36,687,583


7,827,157

1,166,283

Total non-current assets


2,546,558,560


3,210,038,023

478,310,589

TOTAL ASSETS


7,301,140,204


7,680,160,145

1,144,379,566







LIABILITIES AND SHAREHOLDERS' EQUITY






Current liabilities:






Short-term borrowings


660,000,000


1,010,000,000

150,494,695

Long-term debts—current


467,194,051


589,258,093

87,802,195

Accrued expenses and other current liabilities


211,458,501


218,020,870

32,486,123

Risk assurance liabilities 


173,210,363


194,586,541

28,994,299

Income tax payable


53,517,717


67,787,225

10,100,612

Total current liabilities


1,565,380,632


2,079,652,729

309,877,924







Non-current liabilities:






Long-term borrowings


472,793,340


300,323,214

44,749,555

Other non-current liabilities


7,599,404


330,595

49,261

Total non-current liabilities


480,392,744


300,653,809

44,798,816

Total liabilities


2,045,773,376


2,380,306,538

354,676,740













Shareholders' equity






Ordinary shares


204,260


204,260

30,436

Additional paid-in capital


4,444,078,463


4,459,355,925

664,464,764

Accumulated other comprehensive income


109,452,996


67,445,738

10,049,729

Accumulated retained earnings


698,036,438


774,254,938

115,367,584

Total Cango Inc.'s (deficit) equity


5,251,772,157


5,301,260,861

789,912,513

Non-controlling interests


3,594,671


(1,407,254)

(209,687)

Total shareholders' (deficit) equity


5,255,366,828


5,299,853,607

789,702,826

TOTAL LIABILITIES AND SHAREHOLDERS' EQUITY


7,301,140,204


7,680,160,145

1,144,379,566

 

 

CANGO INC.
UNAUDITED INTERIM CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF
COMPREHENSIVE INCOME
(Amounts in Renminbi ("RMB") and US dollar ("US$"), except for number of shares and per share data)




 Three months ended March 31, 



2018


2019



 RMB 


 RMB 

 US$ 







Revenues


248,819,200


351,658,505

52,398,752

Operating cost and expenses:






Cost of revenue


80,855,739


130,806,450

19,490,769

Sales and marketing


34,818,388


45,547,380

6,786,771

General and administrative


26,744,045


64,763,620

9,650,080

Research and development


6,452,126


13,347,804

1,988,885

Net loss on risk assurance liabilities


3,767,948


17,851,133

2,659,902

Provision for financing receivables


3,061,743


10,023,282

1,493,516

Total operating cost and expenses


155,699,989


282,339,669

42,069,923







Income from operations


93,119,211


69,318,836

10,328,829

Interest income


8,077,396


18,884,548

2,813,885

(Loss) income from equity method investments


(2,333,691)


16,107

2,400

Interest expense


(4,789,726)


(5,294,245)

(788,867)

Foreign exchange loss, net


(2,623,389)


(1,286,492)

(191,693)

Other income


22,021,823


20,736,938

3,089,900

Other expenses


(106,088)


(1,015,943)

(151,380)

Net income before income taxes


113,365,536


101,359,749

15,103,074

Income tax expenses 


(29,339,041)


(26,988,619)

(4,021,430)

Net income


84,026,495


74,371,130

11,081,644

Less: Net income (loss) attributable to the
noncontrolling interest shareholders


3,934,307


(1,847,370)

(275,267)







Net income attributable to Cango Inc.'s shareholders


80,092,188


76,218,500

11,356,911

Net income attributable to Cango Inc.'s ordinary
shareholders


80,092,188


76,218,500

11,356,911

Net income per ADS(Note 1):






Basic


0.63


0.50

0.08

Diluted


0.63


0.50

0.08

ADSs used in net income per ADS computation
(Note 1):






Basic


63,574,601


151,404,946

151,404,946

Diluted


126,415,858


151,404,946

151,404,946













Other comprehensive income, net of tax






Unrealized losses on available-for-sale securities


77,984


(38,207)

(5,693)

Foreign currency translation adjustment


-


(41,969,052)

(6,253,584)







Total comprehensive income


84,104,479


32,363,871

4,822,367

Total comprehensive income attributable to Cango
Inc.'s shareholders


80,170,172


34,211,241

5,097,634







Note1: Each ADS represents two ordinary shares.

 

 

CANGO INC.
RECONCILIATIONS OF GAAP AND NON-GAAP RESULTS
(Amounts in Renminbi ("RMB") and US dollar ("US$"), except for number of shares and per share data




 Three months ended March 31, 



2018


2019



 (Unaudited) 


 (Unaudited) 

 (Unaudited) 



 RMB 


 RMB 

 US$ 







Net income


84,026,495


74,371,130

11,081,644

Add: Share-based compensation expenses


-


15,277,462

2,276,413

  Cost of revenue


-


626,376

93,333

  Sales and marketing


-


3,254,099

484,876

  General and administrative


-


10,602,557

1,579,830

  Research and development


-


794,430

118,374

Non-GAAP adjusted net income


84,026,495


89,648,592

13,358,057

Less: Net income (loss) attributable to the noncontrolling
interest shareholders


3,934,307


(1,847,370)

(275,267)

Non-GAAP adjusted net income attributable to
Cango Inc.'s shareholders


80,092,188


91,495,962

13,633,324

Non-GAAP adjusted net income attributable to
Cango Inc.'s ordinary shareholders


80,092,188


91,495,962

13,633,324













Non-GAAP adjusted net income per ADS-basic (Note 1)


0.63


0.60

0.09

Non-GAAP adjusted net income per ADS-diluted (Note 1)


0.63


0.60

0.09







Weighted average ADS outstanding—basic


63,574,601


151,404,946

151,404,946

Weighted average ADS outstanding—diluted


126,415,858


151,404,946

151,404,946













Note1: Each ADS represents two ordinary shares.

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