iHuman Inc. Announces Second Quarter 2023 Unaudited Financial Results

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BEIJING, Sept. 21, 2023 /PRNewswire/ — iHuman Inc. (NYSE: IH) (“iHuman” or the “Company”), a leading provider of tech-powered, intellectual development products in China, today announced its unaudited financial results for the second quarter ended June 30, 2023.

Second Quarter 2023 Highlights

  • Revenues were RMB241.0 million (US$33.2 million), compared with RMB230.6 million in the same period last year.
  • Gross profit was RMB170.8 million (US$23.6 million), compared with RMB163.2 million in the same period last year.
  • Operating income was RMB40.9 million (US$5.6 million), a year-over-year increase of 80.8%.
  • Adjusted operating income[1] was RMB43.3 million (US$6.0 million), a year-over-year increase of 75.7%.
  • Net income was RMB42.1 million (US$5.8 million), a year-over-year increase of 93.1%.
  • Adjusted net income[1] was RMB44.5 million (US$6.1 million), a year-over-year increase of 86.8%.
  • Average total MAUs[2] for the second quarter were 20.33 million, a year-over-year increase of 11.7%.

Dr. Peng Dai, Director and Chief Executive Officer of iHuman, commented, “Despite the impact of seasonality on our business, we are pleased to deliver another quarter of solid results, marked by year-over-year revenue improvement and enhanced profitability. This performance underscores the resilience of our business model and the effective execution by our team to further solidify our industry-leading position. During the quarter, we remained committed to our product-driven strategy and to strengthening our portfolio through a combination of cutting-edge technological innovation and captivating content. Domestically, we further optimized our comprehensive portfolio, rolling out enhancements to both newer releases and well-established core offerings. For example, within iHuman Little Artists, we launched “Interactive Art Gallery“, an innovative module designed to introduce children to art and nurture their creativity through an integrated online-offline experience. Leveraging advanced technologies such as key point recognition, image segmentation and an AI-driven assessment engine, the module provides children with extensive support throughout their creative journey, including step-by-step instructions, instant and personalized feedback, and guidance from seasoned art professionals. Within our long-standing flagship app, iHuman Chinese, which is the prominent market leader in the category, we introduced a new module named “Chinese Characters in Daily Life.” By integrating Chinese characters into everyday life scenarios and weaving them into intriguing short stories that resonate with children, the module strengthens children’s familiarity and proficiency with Chinese characters in a fun way. Internationally, we continued to boost our market presence by diligently enriching our product offerings with enlightening content and innovative features. In particular, we expanded Aha World with two more highly engaging modules, “My World” and “City.” Designed to further unleash children’s creativity, these modules offer children a wide array of elements with which they can use their imagination to custom-design scenes from daily life in the virtual world. The open-ended creative experience offered by these modules received an enthusiastic reception from our young audience. Looking ahead, we will continue to focus on technological innovation and content excellence to secure the long-term success of our products and sustainable growth of our business.”

Ms. Vivien Weiwei Wang, Director and Chief Financial Officer of iHuman, added, “We reported another solid set of results which reflects our commitment and continued focus on driving sustainable growth and profitability. Our revenues continued to grow year-over-year and our net income nearly doubled, marking our sixth consecutive quarter of profitability. Our strong and balanced financial position enables us to continue investing in innovation and cutting-edge technologies to support the sustainable growth of our business. The solid foundation created by our user base is an integral driver for our long-term growth. During the quarter, our average total MAUs increased by 11.7% year-over-year to 20.33 million. We are encouraged by the strength and resilience of our diversified business and our ability to execute on our strategy to drive business growth. As we move into the second half of the year, we will continue to drive business growth and create value for our shareholders by further enhancing our operational efficiency and strategically investing in long-term growth opportunities, fortifying our industry-leading position.”

Second Quarter 2023 Unaudited Financial Results

Revenues

Revenues were RMB241.0 million (US$33.2 million), an increase of 4.5% from RMB230.6 million in the same period last year, primarily driven by user expansion and enhanced user engagement.

Average total MAUs for the quarter were 20.33 million, an increase of 11.7% year-over-year from 18.20 million in the same period last year. The number of paying users[3] was 1.31 million.

Cost of Revenues

Cost of revenues was RMB70.2 million (US$9.7 million), an increase of 4.1% from RMB67.4 million in the same period last year.

Gross Profit and Gross Margin

Gross profit was RMB170.8 million (US$23.6 million), an increase of 4.7% from RMB163.2 million in the same period last year. Gross margin was 70.9%, maintaining approximately the same level from 70.8% in the same period last year.

Operating Expenses

Total operating expenses were RMB130.0 million (US$17.9 million), a decrease of 7.6% from RMB140.6 million in the same period last year.

Research and development expenses were RMB63.4 million (US$8.7 million), a decrease of 18.9% from RMB78.2 million in the same period last year, primarily due to payroll-related cost savings and decreased outsourcing expenses as a result of the continued optimization of our operational efficiency.

Sales and marketing expenses were RMB40.6 million (US$5.6 million), an increase of 21.0% from RMB33.5 million in the same period last year, primarily due to increased strategic spending on promotional activities.

General and administrative expenses were RMB26.0 million (US$3.6 million), compared with RMB28.8 million in the same period last year.

Operating Income 

Operating income was RMB40.9 million (US$5.6 million), an increase of 80.8% from RMB22.6 million in the same period last year.

Excluding share-based compensation expenses, adjusted operating income was RMB43.3 million (US$6.0 million), an increase of 75.7% from RMB24.6 million in the same period last year.

Net Income 

Net income was RMB42.1 million (US$5.8 million), an increase of 93.1% from RMB21.8 million in the same period last year.

Adjusted net income was RMB44.5 million (US$6.1 million), an increase of 86.8% from RMB23.8 million in the same period last year.

Basic and diluted net income per ADS were RMB0.80 (US$0.11) and RMB0.77 (US$0.11), respectively, compared with RMB0.41 and RMB0.40 in the same period last year. Each ADS represents five Class A ordinary shares of the Company.

Adjusted diluted net income per ADS was RMB0.81 (US$0.11), compared with RMB0.44 in the same period last year.

Deferred Revenue and Customer Advances

Deferred revenue and customer advances were RMB325.8 million (US$44.9 million) as of June 30, 2023, compared with RMB379.1 million as of December 31, 2022.

Cash, Cash Equivalents and Time Deposits

Cash, cash equivalents and time deposits were RMB1,104.8 million (US$152.4 million) as of June 30, 2023, compared with RMB1,050.0 million as of December 31, 2022.

[1] “Adjusted operating income” and “adjusted net income” exclude share-based compensation expenses. Please see “Non-GAAP Financial Measures” and “Unaudited Reconciliation of GAAP and non-GAAP Results” at the end of this press release.

[2] “Average total MAUs” refers to the monthly average of the sum of the MAUs of each of the Company’s apps during a specific period, which is counted based on the number of unique mobile devices through which such app is accessed at least once in a given month, and duplicate access to different apps is not eliminated from the total MAUs calculation.

[3]  “Paying users” refers to users who paid subscription fees for premium content on any of the Company’s apps during a specific period; a user who makes payments across different apps using the same registered account is counted as one paying user, and a user who makes payments for the same app multiple times in the same period is counted as one paying user.

Exchange Rate Information

The U.S. dollar (US$) amounts disclosed in this press release, except for those transaction amounts that were actually settled in U.S. dollars, are presented solely for the convenience of the reader. The conversion of Renminbi (RMB) into US$ in this press release is based on the exchange rate set forth in the H.10 statistical release of the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System as of June 30, 2023, which was RMB7.2513 to US$1.00. The percentages stated in this press release are calculated based on the RMB amounts.

Non-GAAP Financial Measures

iHuman considers and uses non-GAAP financial measures, such as adjusted operating income, adjusted net income and adjusted diluted net income per ADS, as supplemental metrics in reviewing and assessing its operating performance and formulating its business plan. The presentation of non-GAAP financial measures is not intended to be considered in isolation or as a substitute for the financial information prepared and presented in accordance with accounting principles generally accepted in the United States of America (“U.S. GAAP”). iHuman defines adjusted operating income, adjusted net income and adjusted diluted net income per ADS as operating income, net income and diluted net income per ADS excluding share-based compensation expenses, respectively. Adjusted operating income, adjusted net income and adjusted diluted net income per ADS enable iHuman’s management to assess its operating results without considering the impact of share-based compensation expenses, which are non-cash charges. iHuman believes that these non-GAAP financial measures provide useful information to investors in understanding and evaluating the Company’s current operating performance and prospects in the same manner as management does, if they so choose.

Non-GAAP financial measures are not defined under U.S. GAAP and are not presented in accordance with U.S. GAAP. Non-GAAP financial measures have limitations as analytical tools, which possibly do not reflect all items of expense that affect our operations. Share-based compensation expenses have been and may continue to be incurred in our business and are not reflected in the presentation of the non-GAAP financial measures. In addition, the non-GAAP financial measures iHuman uses may differ from the non-GAAP measures used by other companies, including peer companies, and therefore their comparability may be limited. The presentation of these non-GAAP financial measures is not intended to be considered in isolation from or as a substitute for the financial information prepared and presented in accordance with GAAP.

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. Statements that are not historical facts, including statements about iHuman’s beliefs and expectations, are forward-looking statements. Among other things, the description of the management’s quotations in this announcement contains forward-looking statements. iHuman may also make written or oral forward-looking statements in its periodic reports to the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (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. 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: iHuman’s growth strategies; its future business development, financial condition and results of operations; its ability to continue to attract and retain users, convert non-paying users into paying users and increase the spending of paying users, the trends in, and size of, the market in which iHuman operates; its expectations regarding demand for, and market acceptance of, its products and services; its expectations regarding its relationships with business partners; general economic and business conditions; regulatory environment; and assumptions underlying or related to any of the foregoing. Further information regarding these and other risks is included in iHuman’s filings with the SEC. All information provided in this press release is as of the date of this press release, and iHuman does not undertake any obligation to update any forward-looking statement, except as required under applicable law.

About iHuman Inc.

iHuman Inc. is a leading provider of tech-powered, intellectual development products in China that is committed to making the child-upbringing experience easier for parents and transforming cognitive development into a fun journey for children. Benefiting from a deep legacy that combines over two decades of experience in the parenthood industry, superior original content, advanced high-tech innovation DNA and research & development capabilities with cutting-edge technologies, iHuman empowers parents with tools to make the child-upbringing experience more efficient. iHuman’s unique, fun and interactive product offerings stimulate children’s natural curiosity and exploration. The Company’s comprehensive suite of innovative and high-quality products include self-directed apps, interactive content and smart devices that cover a broad variety of areas to develop children’s abilities in speaking, critical thinking, independent reading and creativity, and foster their natural interest in traditional Chinese culture. Leveraging advanced technological capabilities, including 3D engines, AI/AR functionality, and big data analysis on children’s behavior & psychology, iHuman believes it will continue to provide superior experience that is efficient and relieving for parents, and effective and fun for children, in China and all over the world, through its integrated suite of tech-powered, intellectual development products.

For more information about iHuman, please visit https://ir.ihuman.com/.

For investor and media enquiries, please contact:

iHuman Inc.
Mr. Justin Zhang

Investor Relations Director

Phone: +86 10 5780-6606

E-mail: [email protected] 

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In China

Mr. Eric Yuan

Phone: +86-13801110739

E-mail: [email protected]  

In the US

Ms. Linda Bergkamp

Phone: +1-480-614-3004

E-mail: [email protected]  

iHuman Inc.

UNAUDITED CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS

(Amounts in thousands of Renminbi (“RMB”) and U.S. dollars (“US$”)

except for number of shares, ADSs, per share and per ADS data)



December 31,


June 30,


June 30,


2022


2023


2023


RMB


RMB


US$







ASSETS






Current assets






Cash and cash equivalents 

1,049,999


967,472


133,420

Time deposits


137,290


18,933

Accounts receivable, net

79,614


58,982


8,134

Inventories, net

19,127


15,144


2,088

Amounts due from related parties

2,286


1,780


245

Prepayments and other current assets

102,765


92,630


12,774

Total current assets

1,253,791


1,273,298


175,594

Non-current assets






Property and equipment, net

9,205


7,284


1,005

Intangible assets, net

24,872


24,707


3,407

Operating lease right-of-use assets

12,782


3,626


500

Long-term investment

26,333


26,333


3,631

Other non-current assets

6,416


6,659


922

Total non-current assets

79,608


68,609


9,465

Total assets

1,333,399


1,341,907


185,059







LIABILITIES






Current liabilities






Accounts payable

24,206


20,198


2,785

Deferred revenue and customer advances

379,063


325,828


44,934

Amounts due to related parties

6,944


3,529


487

Accrued expenses and other current liabilities

144,717


110,440


15,230

Current operating lease liabilities

6,123


1,566


216

Total current liabilities

561,053


461,561


63,652

Non-current liabilities






Non-current operating lease liabilities

2,894


2,267


313

Total non-current liabilities

2,894


2,267


313

Total liabilities

563,947


463,828


63,965

SHAREHOLDERS’ EQUITY






Ordinary shares (par value of US$0.0001 per share,

    700,000,000 Class A shares authorized as of December

    31, 2022 and June 30, 2023; 125,122,382 Class A shares

    issued and 121,722,467 outstanding as of December 31,

    2022; 125,122,382 Class A shares issued and
119,857,402

    outstanding as of June 30, 2023; 200,000,000 Class B

    shares authorized, 144,000,000 Class B ordinary shares

    issued and outstanding as of December 31, 2022 and June

    30, 2023; 100,000,000 shares (undesignated) authorized,

    nil shares (undesignated) issued and outstanding as of

    December 31, 2022 and June 30, 2023)

185


185


26

Additional paid-in capital

1,079,099


1,083,937


149,482

Treasury stock

(7,123)


(15,592)


(2,150)

Statutory reserves

7,967


7,967


1,099

Accumulated other comprehensive income

10,497


27,035


3,728

Accumulated deficit

(321,173)


(225,453)


(31,091)

Total shareholders’ equity

769,452


878,079


121,094

Total liabilities and shareholders’ equity

1,333,399


1,341,907


185,059

iHuman Inc.

UNAUDITED CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF OPERATIONS

(Amounts in thousands of Renminbi (“RMB”) and U.S. dollars (“US$”)

except for number of shares, ADSs, per share and per ADS data)



For the three months ended


For the six months ended


June 30,


March 31,


June 30,


June 30,


June 30,


June 30,


June 30,


2022


2023


2023


2023


2022


2023


2023


RMB


RMB


RMB


US$


RMB


RMB


US$















Revenues

230,607


265,203


240,993


33,234


473,286


506,196


69,808

Cost of revenues

(67,417)


(79,636)


(70,160)


(9,676)


(140,214)


(149,796)


(20,658)















Gross profit

163,190


185,567


170,833


23,558


333,072


356,400


49,150















Operating expenses














Research and development expenses

(78,201)


(61,673)


(63,412)


(8,745)


(174,826)


(125,085)


(17,250)

Sales and marketing expenses

(33,530)


(40,435)


(40,564)


(5,594)


(69,436)


(80,999)


(11,170)

General and administrative expenses

(28,849)


(26,735)


(25,982)


(3,583)


(54,907)


(52,717)


(7,270)

Total operating expenses

(140,580)


(128,843)


(129,958)


(17,922)


(299,169)


(258,801)


(35,690)

Operating income

22,610


56,724


40,875


5,636


33,903


97,599


13,460

Other income, net

2,917


6,082


8,132


1,121


6,264


14,214


1,960

Income before income taxes

25,527


62,806


49,007


6,757


40,167


111,813


15,420

Income tax expenses

(3,737)


(9,160)


(6,933)


(956)


(5,259)


(16,093)


(2,219)

Net income

21,790


53,646


42,074


5,801


34,908


95,720


13,201















Net income per ADS:














   – Basic

0.41


1.01


0.80


0.11


0.66


1.81


0.25

   – Diluted

0.40


0.98


0.77


0.11


0.64


1.75


0.24















Weighted average number of ADSs:














   – Basic

53,308,924


52,953,297


52,804,594


52,804,594


53,392,158


52,878,535


52,878,535

   – Diluted

53,958,284


54,763,570


54,725,528


54,725,528


54,009,098


54,744,139


54,744,139















Total share-based compensation expenses included in:














Cost of revenues

39


98


70


10


103


168


23

Research and development expenses

801


638


1,142


157


1,768


1,780


245

Sales and marketing expenses

430


379


59


8


342


438


60

General and administrative expenses

762


1,292


1,160


160


1,776


2,452


338















iHuman Inc.

UNAUDITED RECONCILIATION OF GAAP AND NON-GAAP RESULTS

(Amounts in thousands of Renminbi (“RMB”) and U.S. dollars (“US$”)

except for number of shares, ADSs, per share and per ADS data)





For the three months ended


For the six months ended




June 30,


March 31,


June 30,


June 30,


June 30,


June 30,


June 30,




2022


2023


2023


2023


2022


2023


2023




RMB


RMB


RMB


US$


RMB


RMB


US$

















Operating income



22,610


56,724


40,875


5,636


33,903


97,599


13,460

Share-based compensation expenses



2,032


2,407


2,431


335


3,989


4,838


666

Adjusted operating income



24,642


59,131


43,306


5,971


37,892


102,437


14,126

















Net income



21,790


53,646


42,074


5,801


34,908


95,720


13,201

Share-based compensation expenses



2,032


2,407


2,431


335


3,989


4,838


666

Adjusted net income



23,822


56,053


44,505


6,136


38,897


100,558


13,867

















Diluted net income per ADS



0.40


0.98


0.77


0.11


0.64


1.75


0.24

Impact of non-GAAP adjustments



0.04


0.04


0.04


0.00


0.08


0.09


0.01

Adjusted diluted net income per ADS



0.44


1.02


0.81


0.11


0.72


1.84


0.25

















Weighted average number of ADSs – diluted



53,958,284


54,763,570


54,725,528


54,725,528


54,009,098


54,744,139


54,744,139

Weighted average number of ADSs – adjusted



53,958,284


54,763,570


54,725,528


54,725,528


54,009,098


54,744,139


54,744,139

SOURCE iHuman Inc.

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