BEIJING, Aug. 30, 2019 /PRNewswire/ — Fang Holdings Limited (NYSE: SFUN) ("Fang" or "we"), a leading real estate Internet portal in China, today announced its unaudited financial results for the second quarter and the first half year ended June 30, 2019.

Second Quarter 2019 Highlights

  • Total revenues were $67.6 million, an increase of 6.8% from $63.3 million in the corresponding period of 2018.
  • Operating income from continuing operations was $29.0 million, compared to an operating loss from continuing operations of $9.6 million in the corresponding period of 2018. 
  • Net income was $4.2 million, compared to a net loss of $53.5 million in the corresponding period of 2018.

First Half 2019 Highlights

  • Total revenues were $102.6 million, a decrease of 8.7% from $112.3 million in the corresponding period of 2018.
  • Operating income from continuing operations was $17.2 million, compared to an operating loss from continuing operations of $20.2 million in the corresponding period of 2018.
  • Net income was $17.6 million, compared to a net loss of $98.4 million in the corresponding period of 2018.

"We are turning around and achieved revenue growth after many quarters of decrease," commented Mr. Jian Liu, CEO of Fang. "The main drivers behind this growth are marketing services and leads generation services, which will continue to generate growth into the coming quarters."

Second Quarter 2019 Results

Revenues

Fang reported total revenues of $67.6 million in the second quarter of 2019, an increase of 6.8% from $63.3 million in the corresponding period of 2018, mainly due to the increase in revenues from marketing services.   

Revenue from marketing services was $32.5 million in the second quarter of 2019, an increase of 19.3% from $27.2 million in the corresponding period of 2018, driven by Fang’s efforts in customer development.

Revenue from listing services was $19.2 million in the second quarter of 2019, a decrease of 26.0% from $26.0 million in the corresponding period of 2018, mainly due to the decrease of paying members in listing services.

Revenue from leads generation services was $10.8 million in the second quarter of 2019, an increase of 290.2% from $2.8 million in the corresponding period of 2018, driven by the increased effectiveness of the service and customer development.

Revenue from financial services was $2.6 million in the second quarter of 2019, a decrease of 3.2% from $2.7 million in the corresponding period of 2018.

Cost of Revenue

Cost of revenue was $8.3 million in the second quarter of 2019, compared to $8.4 million in the corresponding period of 2018.

Operating Expenses

Operating expenses were $30.3 million in the second quarter of 2019, a decrease of 53.0% from $64.5 million in the corresponding period of 2018, mainly due to the decrease in bad debt and staff costs.

  • Selling expenses were $16.1 million in the second quarter of 2019, an increase of 12.5% from $14.3 million in the corresponding period of 2018.
  • General and administrative expenses were $15.7 million in the second quarter of 2019, a decrease of 69.1% from $50.7 million in the corresponding period of 2018, mainly due to the decrease in bad debt and staff costs.

Operating Income/Loss from Continuing Operations

Operating income from continuing operations was $29.0 million in the second quarter of 2019, compared to operating loss from continuing operations of $9.6 million in the corresponding period of 2018, mainly due to the decrease in operating expenses.

Change in Fair Value of Securities

Change in fair value of securities for the second quarter of 2019 was a loss of $48.5 million, compared to a loss of $82.9 million in the corresponding period of 2018, mainly due to the fluctuation in market price of investments in equity securities.

Income Tax Benefits

Income tax benefits were $20.6 million in the second quarter of 2019, a decrease of 27.2% compared to income tax benefits of $28.3 million in the corresponding period of 2018, primarily due to the effect of change in fair value of equity securities and the reversal of previously recorded ASC 740 (FIN 48) income taxes and interest.

Net Income/Loss

Net income was $4.2 million in the second quarter of 2019, compared to net loss of $53.5 million in the corresponding period of 2018.

Cash

As of June 30, 2019, Fang had cash and cash equivalents, restricted cash (current and non-current) and short-term investments of $500.6 million, compared to $439.7 million as of December 31, 2018.

First half year 2019 Results

Revenues

Fang reported total revenues of $102.6 million in the first half year of 2019, a decrease of 8.7% from $112.3 million in the corresponding period of 2018.   

Revenue from marketing services was $45.7 million in the first half year of 2019, an increase of 5.3% from $43.4 million in the corresponding period of 2018, driven by Fang’s efforts in customer development.

Revenue from listing services was $31.4 million in the first half year of 2019, a decrease of 29.7% from $44.6 million in the corresponding period of 2018, mainly due to the decrease of paying members in listing services.

Revenue from leads generation services was $14.8 million in the second quarter of 2019, an increase of 281.2% from $3.9 million in the corresponding period of 2018, driven by the increased effectiveness of the service and customer development.

Revenue from financial services was $6.1 million in the first half year of 2019, a decrease of 21.1% from $7.8 million in the corresponding period of 2018.

Cost of Revenue

Cost of revenue was $16.7 million in the first half year of 2019, a decrease of 34.2% from $25.4 million in the corresponding period of 2018, primarily due to cost savings from optimizing Fang’s core business.

Operating Expenses

Operating expenses were $68.6 million in the first half year of 2019, a decrease of 36.0% from $107.2 million in the corresponding period of 2018, mainly due to the decrease in bad debt and staff costs.

  • Selling expenses were $32.5 million in the first half year of 2019, an increase of 16.9% from $27.8 million in the corresponding period of 2018.
  • General and administrative expenses were $38.1 million in the first half year of 2019, a decrease of 52.6% from $80.2 million in the corresponding period of 2018, mainly due to the decrease in bad debt and staff costs.

Operating Income/Loss from Continuing Operations

Operating income from continuing operations was $17.2 million in the first half year of 2019, compared to an operating loss from continuing operations of $20.2 million in the corresponding period of 2018, mainly due to the decrease in operating expenses.

Change in Fair Value of Securities

Change in fair value of securities for the first half year of 2019 was a loss of $16.5 million, compared to a loss of $125.2 million in the corresponding period of 2018, mainly due to the fluctuation in market price of investments in equity securities.

Income Tax Benefits

Income tax benefits were $9.5 million in the first half year of 2019, a decrease of 71.7% from $33.5 million in the corresponding period of 2018, primarily due to the effect of change in fair value of equity securities and the reversal of previously recorded ASC 740 (FIN 48) income taxes and interest.

Net Income/Loss

Net income was $17.6 million in the first half year of 2019, compared to a net loss of $98.4 million in the corresponding period of 2018.

Business Outlook

Based on current operations and market conditions, Fang’s management remains confident that net income is expected to be positive for the fiscal year ending December 31, 2019. This estimate represents management’s current and preliminary view, which is subject to change.

Conference Call Information

Fang’s management team will host a conference call on the same day at 8:00 AM U.S. EST (8:00 PM Beijing/Hong Kong time). The dial-in details for the live conference call are:

International Toll:

+65 67135090

Toll-Free/Local Toll:

United States

+1 866-519-4004 / +1 845-675-0437

Hong Kong

+852 800-906-601 / +852 3018-6771

Mainland China

+86 800-819-0121 / +86 400-620-8038

Passcode:

SFUN

A telephone replay of the call will be available after the conclusion of the conference call from 11:00 AM ET on August 30, 2019 through 9:59 AM ET September 07, 2019. The dial-in details for the telephone replay are:

International Toll:

+61 2-8199-0299

Toll-Free/Local Toll:

United States

+1 855-452-5696 / +1 646-254-3697

Hong Kong

+852 800-963-117 / +852 3051-2780

Mainland China

+86 400-602-2065 / +86 800-870-0205

Conference ID:

3968246

A live and archived webcast of the conference call will be available on Fang’s website at http://ir.fang.com.

About Fang

Fang operates a leading real estate Internet portal in China in terms of the number of page views and visitors to its websites. Through its websites, Fang provides primarily marketing, listing, leads generation and financial services for China’s fast-growing real estate and home furnishing and improvement sectors. Its user-friendly websites support active online communities and networks of users seeking information on, and value-added services for, the real estate and home furnishing and improvement sectors in China. Fang currently maintains approximately 65 offices to focus on local market needs and its website and database contains real estate related content covering 658 cities in China. For more information about Fang, please visit http://ir.fang.com.

Safe Harbor Statements

This press release contains forward-looking statements within the meaning of Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended. Such forward-looking 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," "is expected to," "anticipates," "aim," "future," "intends," "plans," "believes," "are likely to," "estimates," "may," "should" and similar expressions, and include, without limitation, statements regarding Fang’s future financial performance, revenue guidance, growth and growth rates, market position and continued business transformation. Such statements are based upon management’s current expectations and current market and operating conditions, and relate to events that involve known or unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors, all of which are difficult to predict and many of which are beyond Fang’s control, which may cause its actual results, performance or achievements to differ materially from those in the forward-looking statements. Potential risks and uncertainties include, without limitation, the impact of Fang’s transformation back to a technology-driven Internet platform and the impact of current and future government policies affecting China’s real estate market. Further information regarding these and other risks, uncertainties or factors is included in Fang’s filings with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission. Fang does not undertake any obligation to update any forward-looking statement as a result of new information, future events or otherwise, except as required under law.  

Fang Holdings Limited

Unaudited Condensed Consolidated Balance Sheets[I]

(in thousands of U.S. dollars, except share data and per share data)

ASSETS

June 30,

December 31,

2019

2018

Current assets:

Cash and cash equivalents

232,119

171,183

Restricted cash, current

245,064

245,474

Short-term investments

17,387

16,043

Accounts receivable, net

67,481

58,687

Funds receivable

6,576

5,474

Prepayment and other current assets

29,265

27,894

Commitment deposits

191

191

Loans receivable, current

66,264

117,602

Amounts due from related parties

699

Current assets of discontinued operations

26,289

Total current assets 

665,046

668,837

Non-current assets:

Property and equipment, net

716,359

727,739

Land use rights

32,670

33,153

Loans receivable, non-current

1,762

6,249

Deferred tax assets

2,023

2,202

Deposits for non-current assets

409

902

Restricted cash, non-current portion

6,002

6,990

Long-term investments

358,384

373,233

Other non-current assets

10,404

4,558

Non-current assets of discontinued operations

573

Total non-current assets

1,128,013

1,155,599

Total assets

1,793,059

1,824,436

LIABILITIES AND SHAREHOLDERS’ EQUITY

Current liabilities:

Short-term loans

293,089

297,811

Deferred revenue

141,252

142,473

Accrued expenses and other liabilities

111,377

118,925

Customers’ refundable fees

3,529

3,976

Income tax payable

8,757

2,383

Amounts due to related parties

135

19

Current liabilities of discontinued operations

35,326

Total current liabilities

558,139

600,913

Non-current liabilities:

Long-term loans

119,503

123,215

Convertible senior notes

253,498

254,435

Deferred tax liabilities

97,305

97,578

Other non-current liabilities

133,835

150,837

Non-current liabilities of discontinued operations

2,258

Total non-current liabilities

604,141

628,323

Total Liabilities  

1,162,280

1,229,236

Equity:

Class A ordinary shares, par value Hong Kong Dollar ("HK$") 1 per share,
600,000,000 shares authorized for Class A and Class B in aggregate, issued
shares as of December 31, 2018 and June 30, 2019: 72,069,645 and

71,775,686; outstanding shares as of December 31, 2018 and June 30, 2019:
65,004,587 and 65,062,992

9,244

9,286

Class B ordinary shares, par value HK$1 per share, 600,000,000 shares
authorized for Class A and Class B in aggregate, and 24,336,650 shares and
24,336,650 shares issued and outstanding as at December 31, 2018 and
June 30, 2019, respectively

3,124

3,124

Treasury stock

(129,801)

(136,615)

Additional paid-in capital

521,494

517,802

Accumulated other comprehensive loss

(82,351)

(75,837)

Retained earnings

308,375

276,746

Total Fang Holdings Limited shareholders’ equity

630,085

594,506

Non controlling interests

694

694

Total equity

630,779

595,200

TOTAL LIABILITIES AND EQUITY

1,793,059

1,824,436

 

 

Unaudited Condensed Consolidated Statements of Comprehensive Income[1]

(in thousands of U.S. dollars, except share data and per share data)

Three months ended

Six months ended

June 30,

June 30,

June 30,

June 30,

2019

2018

2019

2018

Revenues:

Marketing services

32,465

27,202

45,728

43,417

Listing services

19,212

25,962

31,371

44,617

Leads generation services

10,801

2,768

14,787

3,879

Value-added services

1,666

1,390

2,668

2,277

Financial services

2,640

2,726

6,139

7,779

E-commerce services

779

3,211

1,860

10,380

Total revenues

67,563

63,259

102,553

112,349

Cost of revenues:

Cost of services

(8,254)

(8,365)

(16,692)

(25,362)

Total cost of revenues

(8,254)

(8,365)

(16,692)

(25,362)

Gross profit

59,309

54,894

85,861

86,987

Operating expenses and income:

Selling expenses

(16,137)

(14,341)

(32,456)

(27,766)

General and administrative expenses

(15,659)

(50,716)

(38,052)

(80,196)

Other income

1,509

593

1,896

752

Operating income /(loss) from continuing
operations

29,022

(9,570)

17,249

(20,223)

Foreign exchange loss

(371)

(185)

(633)

(187)

Interest income

1,632

3,334

3,321

5,939

Interest expense

(5,696)

(4,815)

(11,741)

(10,300)

Investment income, net

338

4,785

343

4,887

Realized gain on sale of available-for-sale
securities

573

669

871

361

Change in fair value of securities

(48,514)

(82,917)

(16,464)

(125,161)

Government grants

464

399

699

614

Other non-operating loss

(95)

(465)

Loss before income taxes and noncontrolling
interests from continuing operations

(22,552)

(88,395)

(6,355)

(144,535)

Income tax benefits

Income tax benefits

20,609

28,302

9,490

33,513

Net (loss) income from continuing operations,
net of income taxes

(1,943)

(60,093)

3,135

(111,022)

Income from discontinued operations, net of income
taxes

6,123

6,553

14,446

12,607

Net income (loss)

4,180

(53,540)

17,581

(98,415)

Net loss attributable to noncontrolling interests

Net income (loss) attributable to Fang Holdings
Limited shareholders

4,180

(53,540)

17,581

(98,415)

Earnings /(loss) per share for Class A and Class B ordinary shares and per ADS:

Basic

0.05

(0.60)

0.20

(1.11)

Diluted

0.05

(0.60)

0.19

(1.11)

Earnings /(loss) from continuing operations per share for Class A and Class B ordinary shares and per ADS:

Basic

(0.02)

(0.68)

0.04

(1.25)

Diluted

(0.02)

(0.68)

0.03

(1.25)

Earnings from discontinued operations per share for Class A and Class B ordinary shares and per ADS:

Basic

0.07

0.08

0.16

0.14

Diluted

0.07

0.08

0.16

0.14

 

[i] Impact of the Separation of China Index Holdings Ltd (NASDAQ: CIH) ("CIH") on the Company’s Financial Statements: The separation of CIH represents a strategic shift of Fang and has a major effect on Fang’s results of operations, the business operated by CIH has been reclassified as discontinued operations. For the periods presented in this press release, the assets and liabilities of the discontinued operations are presented separately on the consolidated balance sheets, and the results of the discontinued operations, less applicable income taxes, are reported as a separate component of income, which is income from discontinued operations, on the consolidated statements of comprehensive income (loss).

On July 8, 2019, a ratio change that had the same effect as a 1-for-5 reverse ADS split took effect, and as a result, one ADS currently represents one Class A ordinary share.

 

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