Boqii Announces Fiscal 2023 First Quarter Unaudited Financial Results

First Quarter Revenues of RMB 315.1 million

First Quarter GMV of RMB 731.5 million

SHANGHAI, Sept. 15, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — Boqii Holding Limited (“Boqii” or the “Company”) (NYSE: BQ), a leading pet-focused platform in China, today announced its unaudited financial results for the first quarter of fiscal year 2023 (the quarter ended June 30, 2022).

Fiscal Q1 2023 Operational and Financial Highlights

Total revenues were RMB315.1 million (US$47.0 million), compared to RMB321.8 million in the same quarter of fiscal year 2022. Operating loss was RMB9.8 million (US$1.5 million), representing a decrease of 76.4% compared to RMB41.5 million in the same quarter of fiscal year 2022.  Net loss was RMB12.4 million (US$1.9 million), representing a decrease of 66.8% from net loss of RMB37.4 million in the same quarter of fiscal year 2022. Non-GAAP net loss was RMB10.5 million (US$1.6 million), representing a decrease of 66.7% from non-GAAP net loss of RMB31.5 million in the same quarter of fiscal year 2022. EBITDA[1] was a loss of RMB9.0 million (US$1.3 million), representing a decrease of 74.6% from a loss of RMB35.6 million in the same quarter of fiscal year 2022. Total GMV[2] was RMB731.5 million (US$109.2 million), compared to RMB792.1 million in the same quarter of fiscal year 2022. Active buyers were 1.8 million, representing an increase of 11.4% from 1.6 million in the same quarter of fiscal year 2022.

[1]EBITDA refers to net loss excluding income tax expenses, interest expense, interest income, depreciation and amortization expenses. EBITDA is a Non-GAAP financial measurement. Please refer to “Non-GAAP financial measurement”.

[2]GMV refers to gross merchandise volume, which is the total value of confirmed orders placed with us and sold through distribution model or drop shipping model where we act as a principal in the transaction regardless of whether the products are delivered or returned, calculated based on the listed prices of the ordered products without taking into consideration any discounts. The total GMV amount (i) includes GMV of products sold by Xingmu, (ii) excludes products sold through consignment model and (iii) excludes the value of services offered by us. GMV is subject to future adjustments (such as refunds) and represents only one measure of the Company’s performance and should not be relied on as an indicator of our financial results, which depend on a variety of factors.

CEO & CFO Quote

Mr. Hao Liang, Boqii’s Founder, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer commented, We maintained solid growth in the first quarter of fiscal 2023 despite the ongoing impact of COVID-19. By further integrating upstream and downstream industry chain resources, we optimized product categories and adjusted product mix to accelerate the gross margin growth and user engagement. Gross margin continued to see strong growth, which increased by 490 basis points to 22.4% compared to the same period last year. Active buyers rose 11.4% YOY to 1.8million. We are glad that we were able to deliver encouraging results and remain optimistic in our future development.

Ms. Yingzhi (Lisa) Tang, Boqii’s Co-Founder, Co-CEO and CFO commented: Supported by our proven business  model,engaging community, and expansive outreaching channel, we delivered outstanding results under the challenging circumstances. In this quarter, our non-GAAP net loss narrowed down to RMB10.5million, representing a decrease of 66.7% from non-GAAP net loss of RMB31.5 million in the same period last year, which shows our potential to reach profitability. We are committed to enhance our value chain position as an end-to-end connector, while continuously improving profitability, creating values for both our users and shareholders.

Fiscal Q1 2023 Financial Results

Total revenues were RMB315.1 million (US$47.0 million), compared to RMB321.8 million in the same quarter of fiscal year 2022.

Revenues
(in million)

Three Months Ended June 30

%

2022

2021

change

RMB

RMB

YoY

Product sales

303.2

311.5

-2.7 %

·         Boqii Mall

130.1

108.3

20.0 %

·         Third party e-commerce platforms

173.1

203.2

-14.8 %

Online marketing and information services and other revenue

11.9

10.3

15.8 %

Total

315.1

321.8

-2.1 %

Gross profit was RMB 70.7 million (US$10.5 million), representing an increase of 25.3% from RMB56.4 million in the same quarter of fiscal year 2022.

Gross margin was 22.4%, representing an increase of 490 basis points from 17.5% in the same quarter of fiscal 2022, which is primarily due to improvement of gross margin of private label products and increased proportion of pet supplies and health care products with higher margins.

Operating expenses were RMB80.6million, representing a decrease of 17.7% from RMB97.9 million in the same quarter of fiscal year 2022. Operating expenses as a percentage of total revenues was 25.6%, down from 30.4% in the same quarter of fiscal year 2022.

Fulfillment Expenses were RMB37.4 million, compared to RMB32.9 million in the same quarter of fiscal year 2022. Fulfillment expenses as a percentage of total revenues were 11.8%, compared to 10.2% in the same quarter of fiscal year 2022. The increase was primarily due to increased shipping and handling expenses, which resulted from temporary logistics price increases and transportation restrictions due to the outbreak of Covid-19 in Shanghai starting from April 2022.

Sales and marketing expenses were RMB31.7 million, representing a decrease of 30.3% from RMB45.5 million in the same quarter of fiscal year 2022. The decrease was primarily due to the decline of advertising expenses amount to RMB14 million resulting from(i) the lower expenditure for cost saving; (ii) the increased proportion of revenue generated from more cost-efficient channels. Sales and marketing expenses as a percentage of total revenue were 10.1%, down from 14.1% in the same quarter of fiscal year 2022.

General and administrative expenses were RMB11.5 million, representing a decrease of 41.0% from RMB19.6 million in the same quarter of fiscal year 2022. The decrease was primarily due to:(i) the decline of share-based compensation expense of RMB6.0 million, resulting form the cancellation of options corresponding to employee departures; (ii) the decline of professional fees amount to RMB1.2 million compared with the same quarter of fiscal year 2022, General and administrative expenses as a percentage of total revenue were 3.7%, down from 6.1% in the same quarter of fiscal year 2022.

Operating loss was RMB9.8 million (US$1.5 million), representing a decrease of 76.4% compared to RMB41.5 million in the same quarter of fiscal year 2022.

Net loss was RMB12.4 million (US$1.9 million), representing a decrease of 66.8% compared to net loss of RMB37.4 million in the same quarter of fiscal year 2022.

EBITDA was a loss of RMB9.0 million (US$1.3 million), representing a decrease of 74.6% compared to a loss of RMB35.6 million in the same quarter of fiscal year 2022.

Non-GAAP net loss was RMB10.5 million (US$1.6 million), representing a decrease of 66.7% compared to non-GAAP net loss of RMB31.5 million in the same quarter of fiscal year 2022.

Diluted net loss per share was RMB0.18 (US$0.03), compared to diluted net loss per share of RMB0.52 in the same quarter of fiscal year 2022.

Total cash and cash equivalents and short-term investments were RMB247.4 million (US$36.9 million), compared to RMB290.9 million as of March 31, 2022.

Conference Call

Boqii’s management will hold a conference call to discuss the financial results at 8:00 AM on Thursday September 15, 2022, U.S. Eastern Time (8:00 PM on Thursday, September 15, 2022, Beijing/Hong Kong Time).

To join the conference, please dial in 15 minutes before the conference is scheduled to begin using below numbers.

Phone Number

International           

1-412-317-6061

United States

1-888-317-6003

Hong Kong

852 800 963-976

Mainland China

86 4001-206115

Passcode

2677482

A replay of the conference call may be accessed by phone at the following numbers until September 15, 2022.

Phone Number

International

1-412-317-0088

United States

1-877-344-7529

Replay Access Code

5007119

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

About Boqii Holding Limited

Boqii Holding Limited (NYSE: BQ) is a leading pet-focused platform in China. We are the leading online destination for pet products and supplies in China with our broad selection of high-quality products including global leading brands, local emerging brands, and our own private label, Yoken and Mocare, offered at competitive prices. Our online sales platforms, including Boqii Mall and our flagship stores on third-party e-commerce platforms, provide customers with convenient access to a wide selection of high-quality pet products and an engaging and personalized shopping experience. Our Boqii Community provides an informative and interactive content platform for users to share their knowledge and love for pets.

Safe Harbor Statement

This press release contains forward-looking statements. These statements are made under the “safe harbor” provisions of the U.S. Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Statements that are not historical facts, including statements about the Company’s beliefs and expectations, are forward-looking statements. Forward-looking statements involve inherent risks and uncertainties, and a number of factors could cause actual results to differ materially from those contained in any forward-looking statement. In some cases, forward-looking statements can be identified by words or phrases such as “may,” “will,” “expect,” “anticipate,” “target,” “aim,” “estimate,” “intend,” “plan,” “believe,” “potential,” “continue,” “is/are likely to” or other similar expressions. The Company may also make written or oral forward-looking statements in its reports filed with, or furnished to, the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, in its annual reports 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 the Company’s beliefs and expectations, are forward-looking statements. Forward- looking statements involve inherent risks and uncertainties. Further information regarding such risks, uncertainties or factors is included in the Company’s filings with the SEC. All information provided in this press release is as of the date of this press release, and the Company does not undertake any duty to update such information, except as required under applicable law.

Non-GAAP Financial Measures

The Company uses non-GAAP financial measures, namely non-GAAP net loss, non-GAAP net loss margin, EBITDA and EBITDA margin, in evaluating its operating results and for financial and operational decision-making purposes. The Company defines (i) non-GAAP net loss as net loss excluding fair value change of derivative liabilities and share-based compensation expenses, (ii) non-GAAP net loss margin as non-GAAP net loss as a percentage of total revenues, (iii) EBITDA as net loss excluding income tax expenses, interest expense, interest income, depreciation and amortization expenses, (iv) EBITDA margin as EBITDA as a percentage of total revenues. The Company believes non-GAAP net loss, non-GAAP net loss margin, EBITDA and EBITDA margin enhance investors’ overall understanding of its financial performance and allow for greater visibility with respect to key metrics used by its management in its financial and operational decision-making.

These non-GAAP financial measures are not defined under U.S. GAAP and are not presented in accordance with U.S. GAAP. As these non-GAAP financial measures have limitations as analytical tools and may not be calculated in the same manner by all companies, they may not be comparable to other similarly titled measures used by other companies. The Company compensates for these limitations by reconciling the non-GAAP financial measures to the nearest U.S. GAAP performance measures, which should be considered when evaluating the Company’s performance. For reconciliation of these non-GAAP financial measures to the most directly comparable GAAP financial measures, please see the section of the accompanying tables titled, “Reconciliation of GAAP and non-GAAP Results.” The Company encourages investors and others to review its financial information in its entirety and not rely on any single financial measure.

Exchange Rate

This press release 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 RMB6.6981 to US$1.00, the noon buying rate in effect on June 30, 2022 in the H.10 statistical release of the Federal Reserve Board. The Company makes no representation that the RMB or USD amounts referred to could be converted into USD or RMB, as the case may be, at any particular rate or at all.

For investor and media inquiries, please contact:

In China:

Boqii Holding Limited
Investor Relations
Tel: +86-21-6882-6051
Email: ir@boqii.com

DLK Advisory Limited 
Tel: +852-2857-7101 
Email: ir@dlkadvisory.com

 

 

 

BOQII HOLDING LIMITED

UNAUDITED CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS

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

As of
 March 31,
 2022

As of
June 30,
 2022

As of

June 30,

 2022

RMB

RMB

US$

ASSETS

Current assets:

Cash and cash equivalents

162,855

128,772

19,225

Short-term investments

128,084

118,598

17,706

Accounts receivable, net

49,231

93,183

13,912

Inventories, net

109,921

128,691

19,213

Prepayments and other current assets

116,738

110,228

16,457

Amounts due from related parties

11,726

11,640

1,738

Total current assets

578,555

591,112

88,251

Non-current assets:

Property and equipment, net

7,779

7,138

1,066

Intangible assets

25,544

24,569

3,668

Operating lease right-of-use assets

38,567

39,818

5,945

Long-term investments

82,319

81,863

12,222

Goodwill

40,684

40,684

6,074

Other non-current asset

4,861

4,177

624

Total non-current assets

199,754

198,249

29,599

Total assets

778,309

789,361

117,850

LIABILITIES, MEZZANINE EQUITY AND SHAREHOLDERS’ DEFICIT

Current liabilities

Short-term borrowings

161,126

153,456

22,910

Accounts payable

94,224

108,931

16,263

Salary and welfare payable

6,871

7,267

1,085

Accrued liabilities and other current liabilities

27,324

31,195

4,657

Amounts due to related parties, current

219

142

21

Contract liabilities

7,007

4,280

639

Operating lease liabilities, current

10,001

13,322

1,989

Derivative liabilities

9,086

10,591

1,581

Total current liabilities

315,858

329,184

49,145

Non-current liabilities

Deferred tax liabilities

4,847

4,516

674

Operating lease liabilities, non-current

28,197

26,678

3,983

Other debts, non-current

181,062

184,189

27,499

Total non-current liabilities

214,106

215,383

32,156

Total liabilities

529,964

544,567

81,301

Mezzanine equity

Redeemable non-controlling interests

6,522

6,677

997

Total mezzanine equity

6,522

6,677

997

Stockholders’ equity:

Class A ordinary shares (US$0.001 par value; 129,500,000 shares authorized,
    55,709,591 and 55,713,340 shares issued and outstanding as of March
    31 ,2022 and June 30, 2022, respectively)

372

 

372

57

Class B ordinary shares (US$0.001 par value; 15,000,000 shares authorized,
    13,037,729 shares issued and outstanding as of March 31,2022 and June 30,
    2022, respectively)

 

 

 

82

 

82

13

Additional paid-in capital

3,295,336

3,295,089

491,944

Statutory reserves

3,433

3,665

547

Accumulated other comprehensive loss

(46,069)

(34,649)

(5,173)

Accumulated deficit

(2,889,233)

(2,902,020)

(433,260)

Receivable for issuance of ordinary shares

(164,746)

(167,054)

(24,941)

Total Boqii Holding Limited shareholders’ equity

199,175

195,485

29,187

Non-controlling interests

42,648

42,632

6,365

Total shareholders’ equity

241,823

238,117

35,552

Total liabilities, mezzanine equity and shareholders’ equity

778,309

789,361

117,850

 

 

BOQII HOLDING LIMITED

UNAUDITED CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF COMPREHENSIVE LOSS

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

Three Months Ended June 30,

2021

2022

2022

RMB

RMB

US$

Net revenues:

Product sales

311,493

303,188

45,265

Online marketing and information services and other revenue

10,353

11,872

1,772

Total revenues

321,846

315,060

47,037

Total cost of revenue

(265,465)

(244,407)

(36,489)

Gross profit

56,381

70,653

10,548

Operating expenses:

Fulfillment expenses

(32,887)

(37,373)

(5,580)

Sales and marketing expenses

(45,485)

(31,713)

(4,735)

General and administrative expenses

(19,571)

(11,543)

(1,723)

Other income, net

12

176

26

Loss from operations

(41,550)

(9,800)

(1,464)

Interest income

5,187

2,442

365

Interest expense

(6,062)

(4,089)

(610)

Other gain/ (losses), net

3,128

912

136

Fair value change of derivative liabilities

162

(2,156)

(322)

Loss before income tax expenses

(39,135)

(12,691)

(1,895)

Income taxes expenses

1,009

188

28

Share of results of equity investees

766

87

13

Net loss

(37,360)

(12,416)

(1,854)

Less: Net income attributable to the non-controlling interest
    shareholders

 

(2,467)

(16)

(2)

Net loss attributable to Boqii Holding Limited

(34,893)

(12,400)

(1,852)

Accretion on redeemable non-controlling interests to
    redemption value

(140)

(155)

(23)

Net loss attributable to Boqii Holding Limited’s ordinary
    shareholders

(35,033)

(12,555)

(1,875)

Net loss

(37,360)

(12,416)

(1,854)

Other comprehensive income/(loss):

Foreign currency translation adjustment, net of nil tax

(8,712)

15,094

2,253

Unrealized securities holding loss

(249)

(37)

Total comprehensive loss

(46,072)

2,429

362

Less: Total comprehensive income attributable to non-
    controlling interest shareholders

 

(2,467)

(16)

(2)

Total comprehensive loss attributable to Boqii Holding
    Limited

(43,605)

2,445

364

Net loss per share attributable to Boqii Holding Limited’s
    ordinary shareholders

— basic

(0.52)

(0.18)

(0.03)

— diluted

(0.52)

(0.18)

(0.03)

Weighted average number of ordinary shares

— basic

 

67,640,952

68,837,320

68,837,320

— diluted

67,640,952

68,837,320

68,837,320

 

 

 

Boqii Holding Limited

Reconciliation of GAAP and Non-GAAP Results

(In thousands)

Three Months Ended June 30,

2021

2022

         RMB

    RMB

Net loss

(37,360)

(12,416)

Fair value change of derivative liabilities

(162)

2,156

Share-based compensation

5,986

(250)

Non-GAAP net loss 

(31,536)

(10,510)

Non-GAAP net loss Margin

(9.8 %)

(3.3 %)

Three Months Ended June 30,

2021

2022

         RMB

      RMB

Net loss

(37,360)

(12,416)

Income tax expenses

(1,009)

(188)

Interest expenses

6,062

4,089

Interest income

(5,187)

(2,442)

Depreciation and amortization

1,928

1,922

EBITDA 

(35,566)

(9,035)

EBITDA Margin

(11.1 %)

(2.9 %)

 

Notes for all the condensed consolidated financial schedules presented:

Note 1: The conversion of Renminbi (RMB) into U.S. dollars (USD) is based on the certified exchange rate of USD1.00=RMB6.6981 on 30 June,
2022 published by the Federal Reserve Board.