Bilibili Inc. Announces 2020 Fourth Quarter and Fiscal Year Financial Results

Thursday, 25. February 2021 00:00

SHANGHAI, China, Feb. 24, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Bilibili Inc. (“Bilibili” or the “Company”) (NASDAQ: BILI), a leading online entertainment platform for young generations in China, today announced its unaudited financial results for the fourth quarter and fiscal year ended December 31, 2020.

Fourth Quarter 2020 Highlights:

  • Total net revenues reached RMB3,840.1 million (US$588.5 million), a 91% increase from the same period in 2019.
  • Average monthly active users (MAUs) reached 202.0 million, and mobile MAUs reached 186.5 million, representing increases of 55% and 61%, respectively, from the same period in 2019.
  • Average daily active users (DAUs) reached 54.0 million, a 42% increase from the same period in 2019.
  • Average monthly paying users (MPUs1) reached 17.9 million, a 103% increase from the same period in 2019.

“2020 was a year of solid execution on our growth strategy as we brought our business to new heights,” said Mr. Rui Chen, Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer of Bilibili. “With a series of high quality content and branding efforts, we continue to influence China’s young generations on an increasing scale while gaining wider recognition among mass audiences. Video has become more and more integrated in various facets of everyday life, prompting massive growth in the video-based market. Benefiting from the inevitable trend of videolization, a broad audience of young users and China’s strong economic growth projections, we are in the right place at the right time to capture the opportunity and increase our leadership in China’s large video-based market, with a goal of delivering sustainable returns to our partners over the long term.”

Mr. Sam Fan, Chief Financial Officer of Bilibili, said, “Our efforts to achieve scale are reflected clearly in another quarter of strong top line growth as our MAUs reached 202 million, a remarkable milestone. In addition to active user numbers, our monthly paying users more than doubled to a record 17.9 million in the fourth quarter, representing a paying ratio of 8.9%. Meanwhile, our gross margin reached 24.6%, marking the 7th consecutive quarter of margin improvement. Looking ahead, we remain committed with our growth strategy to further expand our user base and top line, which we believe will lay a solid foundation for profitability in the long run.”

Fourth Quarter 2020 Financial Results

Total net revenues. Total net revenues were RMB3,840.1 million (US$588.5 million), representing an increase of 91% from the same period of 2019.

Mobile games. Revenues from mobile games were RMB1,129.7 million (US$173.1 million), representing an increase of 30% from the same period of 2019. The increase was primarily due to the popularity of our newly launched mobile games.

Value-added services (VAS) (formerly known as Live broadcasting and VAS). Revenues from VAS were RMB1,247.2 million (US$191.1 million), representing an increase of 118% from the same period of 2019, mainly attributable to the Company’s enhanced monetization efforts, led by increases in the number of paying users for the Company’s value-added services including the premium membership program, live broadcasting services and other value-added services.

Advertising. Revenues from advertising were RMB722.4 million (US$110.7 million), representing an increase of 149% from the same period of 2019. This increase was primarily attributable to further recognition of Bilibili’s brand name in China’s online advertising market as well as improvement of our advertising efficiency.

E-commerce and others. Revenues from e-commerce and others were RMB740.8 million (US$113.5 million), representing an increase of 168% from the same period of 2019, primarily attributable to the increase in sales of products through the Company’s e-commerce platform and licensing of content.

Cost of revenues. Cost of revenues was RMB2,896.0 million (US$443.8 million), representing an increase of 80% compared to the same period of 2019. Revenue-sharing cost, a key component of cost of revenues, was RMB1,270.9 million (US$194.8 million), representing an increase of 80% from the same period in 2019.

Gross profit. Gross profit was RMB944.1 million (US$144.7 million), representing an increase of 137% from the same period in 2019, which was primarily due to increased net revenues.

Total operating expenses. Total operating expenses were RMB1,847.5 million (US$283.1 million), representing an increase of 126% from the same period of 2019.

Sales and marketing expenses. Sales and marketing expenses were RMB1,020.7 million (US$156.4 million), representing a 147% increase year-over-year. The increase was primarily attributable to increased channel and marketing expenses associated with Bilibili’s app and brand, as well as promotional expenses for the Company’s mobile games and an increase in headcount in sales and marketing personnel.

General and administrative expenses. General and administrative expenses were RMB342.8 million (US$52.5 million), representing a 115% increase year-over-year. The increase was primarily due to the increased headcount in general and administrative personnel, increased share-based compensation expenses, increased allowance for doubtful accounts, higher rental expenses and other general and administrative expenses.

Research and development expenses. Research and development expenses were RMB484.0 million (US$74.2 million), representing a 97% increase year-over-year. The increase was primarily due to increased headcount in research and development personnel and increased share-based compensation expenses.

Loss from operations. Loss from operations was RMB903.4 million (US$138.4 million), compared to RMB419.9 million in the same period of 2019.

Income tax expense. Income tax expense was RMB14.8 million (US$2.3 million), compared to RMB6.9 million in the same period of 2019.

Net loss. Net loss was RMB843.7 million (US$129.3 million), compared to RMB387.2 million in the same period of 2019.

Adjusted net loss2. Adjusted net loss, which is a non-GAAP measure that excludes share-based compensation expenses, amortization expense related to intangible assets acquired through business acquisitions and income tax related to intangible assets acquired through business acquisition, was RMB681.9 million (US$104.5 million), compared to RMB336.9 million in the same period of 2019.

Basic and diluted EPS and adjusted basic and diluted EPS2. Basic and diluted net loss per share were RMB2.34 (US$0.36), compared to RMB1.17 in the same period of 2019. Adjusted basic and diluted net loss per share were RMB1.88 (US$0.29), compared to RMB1.01 in the same period of 2019.

Cash and cash equivalents, time deposits and short-term investments. As of December 31, 2020, the Company had cash and cash equivalents, time deposits, as well as short-term investments of RMB12.8 billion (US$2.0 billion), compared to RMB8.1 billion as of December 31, 2019.

Fiscal Year 2020 Financial Results

Total net revenues. Total net revenues increased to RMB12.0 billion (US$1.8 billion), representing an increase of 77% from 2019.

Mobile games. Revenues from mobile games increased to RMB4.8 billion (US$736.2 million), representing an increase of 34% from 2019. The increase was mainly attributable to the increasing popularity of the newly launched mobile games.

Value-added services (VAS) (formerly known as Live broadcasting and VAS). Revenues from VAS were RMB3.8 billion (US$589.4 million), representing an increase of 134% from 2019, mainly attributable to the Company’s enhanced monetization efforts, led by increases in the number of paying users for the Company’s value-added services including the premium membership program, live broadcasting services and other value-added services.

Advertising. Revenues from advertising increased to RMB1.8 billion (US$282.4 million), representing an increase of 126% from 2019. This increase was primarily attributable to further recognition of Bilibili’s brand name in China’s online advertising market as well as improvement of our advertising efficiency.

E-commerce and others. Revenues from e-commerce and others were RMB1.5 billion (US$231.0 million), representing an increase of 109% from 2019, primarily attributable to the increase in sales of products through the Company’s e-commerce platform and licensing of content.

Cost of revenues. Cost of revenues increased by 64% to RMB9.2 billion (US$1.4 billion), compared to RMB5.6 billion in 2019. Revenue-sharing cost, a key component of cost of revenues, was RMB4.4 billion (US$669.2 million), representing an increase of 75% from 2019.

Gross profit. Gross profit increased to RMB2.8 billion (US$435.3 million), representing an increase of 139% from 2019.

Total operating expenses. Total operating expenses increased to RMB6.0 billion (US$916.7 million), representing an increase of 123% from 2019.

Sales and marketing expenses. Sales and marketing expenses were RMB3.5 billion (US$535.2 million), representing a 191% increase year-over-year. The increase was primarily attributable to the increased channel and marketing expenses associated with Bilibili’s app and brand, including offline events, as well as promotional expenses for the Company’s mobile games and an increase in headcount in sales and marketing personnel.

General and administrative expenses. General and administrative expenses were RMB976.1 million (US$149.6 million), representing a 65% increase year-over-year. The increase was mainly attributable to the increased headcount in general and administrative personnel, increased share-based compensation expenses, increased allowance for doubtful accounts, higher rental expenses and other general and administrative expenses.

Research and development expenses. Research and development expenses were RMB1.5 billion (US$231.9 million), representing a 69% increase year-over-year. The increase was primarily due to increased headcount in research and development personnel, increased share-based compensation expenses and other research and development expenses.

Loss from operations. Loss from operations was RMB3.1 billion (US$481.4 million), compared to a loss of RMB1.5 billion in 2019.

Income tax expense. Income tax expense was RMB53.4 million (US$8.2 million), compared to RMB35.9 million in 2019.         

Net loss. Net loss was RMB3.1 billion (US$468.0 million), compared to RMB1.3 billion in 2019.

Adjusted net loss2. Adjusted net loss, which is a non-GAAP measure that excludes share-based compensation expenses, amortization expense related to intangible assets acquired through business acquisitions and income tax related to intangible assets acquired through business acquisition, was RMB2.6 billion (US$401.9 million) compared to RMB1.1 billion in 2019.

Basic and diluted EPS and Adjusted basic and diluted EPS2. Basic and diluted net loss per share were RMB8.71 (US$1.33), compared to RMB3.99 in 2019. Adjusted basic and diluted net loss per share were RMB7.46 (US$1.14), compared to RMB3.30 in 2019.

Notes to Unaudited Financial Information

The unaudited financial information disclosed in this press release is preliminary. The audit of the financial statements and related notes to be included in the Company’s annual report on Form 20-F for the year ended December 31, 2020 is still in progress. In addition, because an audit of the Company’s internal controls over financial reporting in connection with section 404 of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002 has not yet been completed, the Company makes no representation as to the effectiveness of those internal controls as of December 31, 2020.

Adjustments to the financial statements may be identified when the audit work is completed, which could result in significant differences between the Company’s audited financial statements and this preliminary unaudited financial information.

Outlook

For the first quarter of 2021, the Company currently expects net revenues to be between RMB3.70 billion and RMB3.80 billion.

The above outlook is based on the current market conditions and reflects the Company’s preliminary estimates, which are all subject to various uncertainties, including those related to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.

1 The paying users are calculated by number of users who paid for games, premium membership, live broadcasting, Bilibili Comic and Maoer, after eliminating duplicates of users paid for multiple services other than users of Maoer. The Company adds the number of paying users of Maoer toward its total paying users without eliminating duplicates.

2 Adjusted net loss and adjusted basic and diluted EPS are non-GAAP financial measures. For more information on non-GAAP financial measures, please see the section of “Use of Non-GAAP Financial Measures” and the table captioned “Unaudited Reconciliations of GAAP and Non-GAAP Results” set forth at the end of this press release.

Conference Call

The Company’s management will host an earnings conference call at 8:00 PM U.S. Eastern Time on February 24, 2021 (9:00 AM Beijing/Hong Kong time on February 25, 2021).

Details for the conference call are as follows:

Event Title:Bilibili Inc. Fourth Quarter and Full Year 2020 Earnings Conference Call
Conference ID:7195771
Registration Link:http://apac.directeventreg.com/registration/event/7195771 

All participants must use the link provided above to complete the online registration process in advance of the conference call. Upon registering, each participant will receive a set of participant dial-in numbers, an event passcode, and a unique registrant ID, which will be used to join the conference call.

Additionally, a live and archived webcast of the conference call will be available on the Company’s investor relations website at http://ir.bilibili.com.

A replay of the conference call will be accessible by phone two hours after the conclusion of the live call at the following numbers, until March 3, 2021:

United States:+1-855-452-5696
International:+61-2-8199-0299
Hong Kong:800-963-117
China:400-632-2162
Replay Access Code:7195771

About Bilibili Inc.

Bilibili represents an iconic brand of online entertainment with a mission to enrich the everyday life of young generations in China. Bilibili is a full-spectrum online entertainment world covering a wide array of genres and media formats, including videos, live broadcasting and mobile games. Bilibili provides an immersive entertainment experience and high-quality content that caters to the evolving and diversified interests of its users and communities, and has built its platform based on the strong emotional connections of Bilibili’s users to its content and communities.

For more information, please visit: http://ir.bilibili.com.

Use of Non-GAAP Financial Measures

The Company uses non-GAAP measures, such as adjusted net loss, adjusted net loss per share and per ADS, basic and diluted, in evaluating its operating results and for financial and operational decision-making purposes. The Company believes that the non-GAAP financial measures help identify underlying trends in its business by excluding the impact of share-based compensation expenses, amortization expense related to intangible assets acquired through business acquisitions and income tax related to intangible assets acquired through business acquisition, which are non-cash charges. The Company believes that the non-GAAP financial measures provide useful information about the Company’s results of operations, enhance the overall understanding of the Company’s past performance and future prospects and allow for greater visibility with respect to key metrics used by the Company’s management in its financial and operational decision-making.

The non-GAAP financial measures are not defined under U.S. GAAP and are not presented in accordance with U.S. GAAP. The non-GAAP financial measures have limitations as analytical tools, and when assessing the Company’s operating performance, cash flows or liquidity, investors should not consider them in isolation, or as a substitute for net loss, cash flows provided by operating activities or other consolidated statements of operations and cash flows data prepared in accordance with U.S. GAAP.

The Company mitigates these limitations by reconciling the non-GAAP financial measures to the most comparable U.S. GAAP performance measures, all of which should be considered when evaluating the Company’s performance.

For more information on the non-GAAP financial measures, please see the table captioned “Unaudited Reconciliations of GAAP and Non-GAAP Results” set forth 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 RMB6.5250 to US$1.00, the exchange rate on December 31, 2020 set forth in the H.10 statistical release of the Federal Reserve Board. The Company makes no representation that the RMB or US$ 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 U.S. Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. These forward-looking statements can be identified by terminology such as “will,” “expects,” “anticipates,” “aims,” “future,” “intends,” “plans,” “believes,” “estimates,” “confident,” “potential,” “continue,” or other similar expressions. Among other things, the Impact of COVID-19, Outlook and quotations from management in this announcement, as well as Bilibili’s strategic and operational plans, contain forward-looking statements. Bilibili may also make written or oral forward-looking statements in its periodic reports to the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, 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 but not limited to statements about Bilibili’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 impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on the Bilibili’s business, results of operations, financial condition, and stock price; Bilibili’s strategies; Bilibili’s future business development, financial condition and results of operations; Bilibili’s ability to retain and increase the number of users, members and advertising customers, provide quality content, products and services, and expand its product and service offerings; competition in the online entertainment industry; Bilibili’s ability to maintain its culture and brand image within its addressable user communities; Bilibili’s ability to manage its costs and expenses; PRC governmental policies and regulations relating to the online entertainment industry, general economic and business conditions globally and in China and assumptions underlying or related to any of the foregoing. Further information regarding these and other risks is included in the Company’s filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission. All information provided in this press release and in the attachments is as of the date of the press release, and the Company undertakes no duty to update such information, except as required under applicable law.

For investor and media inquiries, please contact:

In China:

Bilibili Inc.
Juliet Yang
Tel: +86-21-2509 9255 Ext. 8523
E-mail: ir@bilibili.com

The Piacente Group, Inc.
Emilie Wu
Tel: +86-21-6039-8363
E-mail: bilibili@tpg-ir.com

In the United States:

The Piacente Group, Inc.
Brandi Piacente
Tel: +1-212-481-2050
E-mail: bilibili@tpg-ir.com


BILIBILI INC.

Unaudited Condensed Consolidated Statements of Operations

(All amounts in thousands, except for share and per share data)

 For the Three Months Ended For the Year Ended
 December 31,September 30,December 31, December 31,December 31,
 201920202020 20192020
 RMBRMBRMB RMBRMB
       
Net revenues:      
Mobile games871,365 1,275,136 1,129,656  3,597,809 4,803,382 
Value-added services (formerly known as Live broadcasting and VAS)570,860 979,633 1,247,226  1,641,043 3,845,663 
Advertising289,595 557,510 722,424  817,016 1,842,772 
E-commerce and others275,949 413,434 740,821  722,054 1,507,159 
Total net revenues2,007,769 3,225,713 3,840,127  6,777,922 11,998,976 
Cost of revenues(1,609,854)(2,464,138)(2,896,003) (5,587,673)(9,158,800)
Gross profit397,915 761,575 944,124  1,190,249 2,840,176 
       
Operating expenses:      
Sales and marketing expenses(413,166)(1,190,354)(1,020,688) (1,198,516)(3,492,091)
General and administrative expenses(159,524)(253,475)(342,819) (592,497)(976,082)
Research and development expenses(245,168)(401,030)(483,973) (894,411)(1,512,966)
Total operating expenses(817,858)(1,844,859)(1,847,480) (2,685,424)(5,981,139)
Loss from operations(419,943)(1,083,284)(903,356) (1,495,175)(3,140,963)
       
Other income/(expenses):      
Investment (loss)/income, net(418)14,245 9,016  96,610 28,203 
Interest income36,386 18,150 14,995  162,782 83,301 
Interest expense(14,858)(35,961)(34,743) (46,543)(108,547)
Exchange (losses)/gains(3,201)11,406 13,388  (11,789)41,717 
Others, net21,749 (8,176)71,750  26,412 95,641 
Total other income/(expenses), net39,658 (336)74,406  227,472 140,315 
Loss before income tax(380,285)(1,083,620)(828,950) (1,267,703)(3,000,648)
Income tax(6,926)(17,277)(14,761) (35,867)(53,369)
Net loss(387,211)(1,100,897)(843,711) (1,303,570)(3,054,017)
Accretion to redeemable noncontrolling interests- (1,262)-  - (4,292)
Net loss attributable to noncontrolling interests4,370 20,143 15,912  14,597 46,605 
Net loss attributable to the Bilibili Inc.'s shareholders(382,841)(1,082,016)(827,799) (1,288,973)(3,011,704)
       
       
       
Net loss per share, basic(1.17)(3.08)(2.34) (3.99)(8.71)
Net loss per ADS, basic(1.17)(3.08)(2.34) (3.99)(8.71)
Net loss per share, diluted(1.17)(3.08)(2.34) (3.99)(8.71)
Net loss per ADS, diluted(1.17)(3.08)(2.34) (3.99)(8.71)
Weighted average number of ordinary shares, basic327,692,893 351,301,703 353,736,436  323,161,680 345,816,023 
Weighted average number of ADS, basic327,692,893 351,301,703 353,736,436  323,161,680 345,816,023 
Weighted average number of ordinary shares, diluted327,692,893 351,301,703 353,736,436  323,161,680 345,816,023 
Weighted average number of ADS, diluted327,692,893 351,301,703 353,736,436  323,161,680 345,816,023 
       

The accompanying notes are an integral part of this press release.


BILIBILI INC.

NOTES TO UNAUDITED FINANCIAL INFORMATION

(All amounts in thousands, except for share and per share data)

 For the Three Months Ended For the Year Ended
 December 31,September 30,December 31, December 31,December 31,
 201920202020 20192020
 RMBRMBRMB RMBRMB
       
Share-based compensation expenses included in:      
Cost of revenues5,71510,29612,660 23,28137,087
Sales and marketing expenses3,94510,75712,080 14,26940,808
General and administrative expenses16,28741,50972,407 68,497181,753
Research and development expenses15,60733,80450,214 66,503126,250
Total41,55496,366147,361 172,550385,898


BILIBILI INC.

Unaudited Condensed Consolidated Balance Sheets

(All amounts in thousands, except for share and per share data)

 December 31,December 31,
 20192020
 RMBRMB
   
Assets  
Current assets:  
Cash and cash equivalents4,962,6604,678,109
Time deposits1,844,5584,720,089
Accounts receivable, net744,8451,053,641
Prepayments and other current assets1,511,1911,930,519
Short-term investments1,260,8103,357,189
Total current assets 10,324,06415,739,547
Non-current assets:  
Property and equipment, net516,087761,941
Production cost, net443,533667,876
Intangible assets, net1,657,3332,356,959
Goodwill1,012,0261,295,786
Long-term investments, net1,251,1292,232,938
Other long-term assets312,395810,561
Total non-current assets 5,192,5038,126,061
Total assets 15,516,56723,865,608
Liabilities  
Current liabilities:  
Accounts payable1,904,0423,074,298
Salary and welfare payables355,936734,376
Taxes payable67,856127,192
Short-term loan-100,000
Deferred revenue1,369,0002,118,006
Accrued liabilities and other payables575,7631,237,676
Total current liabilities 4,272,5977,391,548
Non-current liabilities:  
Long-term debt3,414,6288,340,922
Other long-term liabilities192,882350,934
Total non-current liabilities3,607,5108,691,856
Total liabilities 7,880,10716,083,404
   
Total Bilibili Inc.’s shareholders’ equity7,052,4847,600,200
Noncontrolling interests583,976182,004
Total shareholders’ equity 7,636,4607,782,204
   
Total liabilities and shareholders’ equity 15,516,56723,865,608
   

BILIBILI INC.

Unaudited Reconciliations of GAAP and Non-GAAP Results

(All amounts in thousands, except for share and per share data)

 For the Three Months Ended For the Year Ended
 December 31,September 30,December 31, December 31,December 31,
 2019
2020
2020
 2019
2020
 RMBRMBRMB RMBRMB
       
Net loss(387,211)(1,100,897)(843,711) (1,303,570)(3,054,017)
Add:      
Share-based compensation expenses41,554 96,366 147,361  172,550 385,898 
Amortization expense related to intangible assets
  acquired through business acquisitions
8,722 16,007 16,007  49,517 48,958 
Income tax related to intangible assets acquired
  through business acquisitions
- (1,514)(1,514) - (3,028)
Adjusted net loss(336,935)(990,038)(681,857) (1,081,503)(2,622,189)
       
Net loss attributable to the Bilibili Inc.'s shareholders(382,841)(1,082,016)(827,799) (1,288,973)(3,011,704)
Add:      
Share-based compensation expenses41,554 96,366 147,361  172,550 385,898 
Amortization expense related to intangible assets
  acquired through business acquisitions
8,722 16,007 16,007  49,517 48,958 
Income tax related to intangible assets acquired
  through business acquisitions
- (1,514)(1,514) - (3,028)
Adjusted net loss attributable to the Bilibili Inc.'s shareholders(332,565)(971,157)(665,945) (1,066,906)(2,579,876)
Adjusted net loss per share, basic(1.01)(2.76)(1.88) (3.30)(7.46)
Adjusted net loss per ADS, basic(1.01)(2.76)(1.88) (3.30)(7.46)
Adjusted net loss per share, diluted(1.01)(2.76)(1.88) (3.30)(7.46)
Adjusted net loss per ADS, diluted(1.01)(2.76)(1.88) (3.30)(7.46)
Weighted average number of ordinary shares, basic327,692,893 351,301,703 353,736,436  323,161,680 345,816,023 
Weighted average number of ADS, basic327,692,893 351,301,703 353,736,436  323,161,680 345,816,023 
Weighted average number of ordinary shares, diluted327,692,893 351,301,703 353,736,436  323,161,680 345,816,023 
Weighted average number of ADS, diluted327,692,893 351,301,703 353,736,436  323,161,680 345,816,023 

 


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