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YY Reports Third Quarter 2017 Unaudited Financial Results

GUANGZHOU, China, Nov. 14, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- YY Inc. (YY) ("YY" or the "Company"), a leading live streaming social media platform in China, today announced its unaudited financial results for the third quarter of 2017.

Third Quarter 2017 Highlights

  • Net revenues increased by 48.0% to RMB3,092.3 million (US$464.8 million) from RMB2,089.8 million in the corresponding period of 2016.
  • Net income attributable to YY increased by 59.0% to RMB636.0 million (US$95.6 million) from RMB400.0 million in the corresponding period of 2016.
  • Non-GAAP net income attributable to YY1 increased by 46.7% to RMB639.1 million (US$96.1 million) from RMB435.6 million in the corresponding period of 2016.

“We continued to deliver robust financial and operating results in the third quarter of 2017,” stated Mr. David Xueling Li, Chairman and acting Chief Executive Officer of YY. “Our mobile live streaming monthly active users (MAU) increased by 36.6% year over year to 73.0 million, and our total live streaming paying users increased by 46.5% year over year to over 6.3 million. Our solid performance is a testament to our highly effective strategies in introducing more initiatives to attract younger generation users and to enhance existing user’s engagement and consumption on our live streaming social media platform. In the past quarter, we rolled out a series of innovative social functionalities and features in the latest version of YY Live 7.0, including Accompany Me, Happy Basketball, and Clip Doll Online. In addition, we launched several new short-form video products to tap into more segmented video verticals and fulfill the diversified demands of users across China. On the Huya side, we are pleased to see that it continued its trajectory of user growth and revenue generation in the third quarter. Looking ahead, by leveraging our dual growth engines, YY Live and Huya, we will continue to invent new ways to attract users and stimulate user engagement, further build our content ecosystem, and explore more monetization opportunities. We believe that we have the right strategy in place to stay ahead of the competition in China’s live streaming social media industry.”

Mr. Bing Jin, Chief Financial Officer of YY, further commented, “This was another quarter with solid financial growth for YY. In the third quarter, our total net revenues increased by 48.0% year over year to RMB3,092.3 million, exceeding the high end of our previous guidance range. The growth was primarily attributable to the significant increase of our live streaming revenues, which grew by 60.4% year over year to RMB2,871.6 million. Both YY Live and Huya broadcasting contributed to such rapid revenue growth. Our non-GAAP net income attributable to YY increased by 46.7% to RMB639.1 million in the quarter, of which Huya’s Non-GAAP operating loss further shrank year over year from RMB159.3 million to RMB10.1 million. In addition, during the quarter, we completed a secondary offering and received approximately USD442.2 million in net proceeds, thus further demonstrating investors’ confidence in YY and laying a solid capital foundation for YY’s future development.”

Third Quarter 2017 Financial Results

NET REVENUES
Net revenues increased by 48.0% to RMB3,092.3 million (US$464.8 million) in the third quarter of 2017 from RMB2,089.8 million in the corresponding period of 2016, primarily driven by the increase in live streaming revenues. Live streaming revenues increased by 60.4% to RMB2,871.6 million (US$431.6 million) in the third quarter of 2017 from RMB1,790.4 million in the corresponding period of 2016. Live streaming revenues from the YY Live segment were RMB2,319.2 million (US$348.6 million) and from the Huya segment were RMB552.4 million (US$83.0 million) in the third quarter of 2017.

Revenues from online games were RMB122.0 million (US$18.3 million) in the third quarter of 2017 as compared to RMB149.5 million in the corresponding period of 2016.

Revenues from membership were RMB49.5 million (US$7.4 million) in the third quarter of 2017 as compared to RMB68.8 million in the corresponding period of 2016.

Other revenues, mainly representing revenues from the Company's online advertising revenues, were RMB49.2 million (US$7.4 million) in the third quarter of 2017, compared with RMB81.1 million in the corresponding period of 2016. The declines in online gaming, membership, and other revenues mainly reflected the Company’s continued strategic shift towards its live streaming business.

COST OF REVENUES AND GROSS PROFIT
Cost of revenues increased by 48.2% to RMB1,889.3 million (US$284.0 million) in the third quarter of 2017 from RMB1,275.0 million in the corresponding period of 2016, primarily attributable to an increase in revenue-sharing fees and content costs to RMB1,604.9 million (US$241.2 million) in the third quarter of 2017 from RMB967.4 million in the corresponding period of 2016. The increase in revenue-sharing fees and content costs paid to performers, guilds and content providers was in line with the increase in revenues and was primarily due to the higher level of user engagement and spending driven by promotional activities. In addition, bandwidth costs increased to RMB160.5 million (US$24.1 million) in the third quarter of 2017 from RMB149.2 million in the corresponding period of 2016, primarily reflecting continued user base expansion and video quality improvements, but largely offset by the Company’s improved efficiency and pricing terms.


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