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REPORT OF FOREIGN PRIVATE ISSUER
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THE SECURITIES EXCHANGE ACT OF 1934
For the month of November 2022
Commission File Number: 001-37657
YIREN DIGITAL LTD.
5/F, Hanwei Plaza, No. 7, Guanghua Road
Chaoyang District, Beijing 100022
The People’s Republic of China
(Address of principal executive offices)
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|99.1||Yiren Digital Reports First Half 2022 Financial Results|
Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, the registrant has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned, thereunto duly authorized.
|Yiren Digital Ltd.|
|By:||/s/ Na Mei|
|Title:||Chief Financial Officer|
Date: November 4, 2022
Yiren Digital Reports First Half 2022 Financial Results
BEIJING – November 3, 2022 – Yiren Digital Ltd. (NYSE: YRD) (“Yiren Digital” or the “Company”), a leading digital personal financial management platform in China, today announced its unaudited financial results for the six months ended June 30, 2022.
First Half 2022 Operational Highlights
Holistic Wealth Business
|●||Cumulative number of clients served reached 2,970,548 as of June 30, 2022, representing an increase of 17.0% from 2,538,656 as of June 30, 2021.|
|●||Number of active clients1 was 578,562 as of June 30, 2022, representing an increase of 50.1% from 385,536 as of June 30, 2021. The increase was driven by our expanding insurance brokerage business and Yiren Select initiatives.|
|●||Total client assets2 reached RMB23,379.7 million (US$3,490.5 million) as of June 30, 2022, representing an increase of 59.5% from RMB14,660.4 million as of June 30, 2021.|
|●||Sales volume of investment products amounted to RMB10,918.6 million (US$1,630.1 million) in the first half of 2022, which remained stable compared to RMB11,166.7 million in the first half of 2021.|
|●||Total loans facilitated in the first half of 2022 reached RMB9.5 billion (US$1.4 billion), representing a decrease of 6.3% from RMB10.2 billion in the first half of 2021. The decrease was mainly due to the strategic optimization of our product structure and the pandemic resurgence in the first half of 2022.|
|●||Cumulative number of borrowers served reached 6,514,111 as of June 30, 2022, representing an increase of 17.2% compared to 5,558,085 as of June 30, 2021.|
|●||Number of borrowers served in the first half of 2022 was 827,767 representing an increase of 28.0% from 646,486 in the first half of 2021. The increase was due to our improved services, enriched membership benefits as well as enhanced customer engagement.|
1 Active clients refer to those who have made at least one investment through our holistic wealth ecosystem or have client assets with us above zero in the past twelve months.
2 Client assets refer to the outstanding balance of client asset generated through our platforms, where an asset is counted towards the outstanding balance for so long as it continues to be held by the clients who acquired it through our platform.
|●||Outstanding balance of performing loans facilitated reached RMB10,613.1 million (US$1,584.5 million) as of June 30, 2022, representing a decrease of 15.4% from RMB12,543.7 million as of June 30, 2021. The decrease was due to the scale back of our offline business as part of our business optimization process coupled with impacts from the pandemic resurgence.|
|●||Total gross merchandise volume generated through our e-commerce platform and ‘Yiren Select’ channel reached RMB146.1 million (US$21.8 million) in the first half of 2022.|
“We are pleased to deliver a resilient half-year result with continued improvement in profitability amid the pandemic resurgence and lockdowns. As the industry continues to evolve, we are in full-swing to optimize our product and revenue structure while improving bottom-line margins, reinforcing our positioning as a comprehensive personal financial management platform.” said Mr. Ning Tang, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Yiren Digital.
“On our wealth business, Hexiang Insurance is growing into an essential revenue contributor with its revenue reaching RMB344 million in the first half of 2022, accounting for 23% of total revenue, compared to only 14% in the same period last year. In the first half of this year, Hexiang achieved total premiums of RMB1.6 billion, representing a 96% increase year-on-year, marking a sharp contrast to the industry’s single digit growth rate. We delivered these results by focusing on efforts to increase agent productivity as well as by leveraging our advantages in product exclusiveness and customization. A key focus for Hexiang this year has been on building an elite agent team, which consists of senior professionals from different sectors, including former lawyers, IT engineers and college lecturers. These agents bring with them powerful networks of high-net-worth individuals of whom they can tap into and up-sell and cross-sell different insurance products based on each individual’s comprehensive asset-allocation needs.”
“On our credit-tech business, we have restructured our loan portfolio over the past few quarters, with small revolving and SME loans accounting for 100% of total loans originated in the first half of 2022, compared to 55% in the same period last year. Moreover, for our offline secured loan business that bore higher operating cost and was more vulnerable during the pandemic, we strategically scaled back our offline secured loans starting back in the third quarter last year and have officially terminated this product as of February this year. Given that our new product structure is more operationally efficient and better aligns with regulatory direction on lowering borrowing costs, we are confident that it will allow us to better scale and sustain under an evolving environment. Meanwhile, we tightened risk policies amid a challenging macro backdrop. For example, for our SME loans business, we proactively decreased approval rates through raising application requirements for business owners, such as increasing the minimum threshold for revenue levels as well as requiring our channel partners to do initial screening and filtering of potential borrowers. Specifically, in the second quarter of 2022, our overall FPD30+ rate was 0.46%, representing a historical low and compared to 0.66% from last quarter, reflecting the improved asset quality of our new loans.”
“We delivered a strong profit of RMB439 million in the first half of this year, representing a 15% increase year over year despite the temporary impacts on business scale from our product restructuring and pandemic resurgence. This reflects a net income margin of 29.2% for the first half of 2022, up 12.0 percentage points from the same period last year as we continue to enhance our cost efficiencies.” said Ms. Na Mei, Chief Financial Officer of Yiren Digital. “Turning to our balance sheet, we maintained a substantial balance sheet with RMB5.3 billion in total shareholders' equity as of June 30, 2022. Earlier this year, our board approved a US$20 million share repurchase program, demonstrating our strong commitment to providing greater support for our shareholders as well as our unwavering confidence in the company’s long-term potential.”
First Half 2022 Financial Results
Total net revenue in the first half of 2022 was RMB1,505.9 million (US$224.8 million), representing a decrease of 32.3% from RMB2,225.0 million in the first half of 2021. Particularly, in the first half of 2022, revenue from credit-tech business was RMB827.2 million (US$123.5 million), representing a decrease of 50.6% from RMB1,674.4 million in the same period of 2021. The decrease was due to the strategic shift of our product structure and pricing as well as the impact of the pandemic resurgence in the first half of 2022.
Revenue from holistic wealth business was RMB557.9 million ($83.3 million), presenting an increase of 1.3% from RMB550.6 million in the first half of 2021.
Sales and marketing expenses in the first half of 2022 were RMB334.1 million (US$49.9 million), compared to RMB842.1 million in the same period of 2021. The decrease was primarily due to the optimization of cost structure for our offline business.
Origination, servicing and other operating costs in the first half of 2022 were RMB341.6 million (US$51.0 million), which remained stable compared to RMB357.2 million in the same period of 2021.
General and administrative expenses in the first half of 2022 were RMB228.5 million (US$34.1 million), compared to RMB247.6 million in the same period of 2021. The decrease was mainly due to the optimization of the company’s offline business.
Allowance for contract assets, receivables and others in the first half of 2022 was RMB97.4 million (US$14.5 million), compared to RMB234.7 million in the same period of 2021. The decrease was primarily due to the impact of the optimization of product mix.
Income tax expense in the first half of 2022 was RMB71.2 million (US$10.6 million).
Net income in the first half of 2022 was RMB439.3 million (US$65.6 million), as compared to RMB381.3 million in the same period in 2021. The increase was primarily due to the improvement of cost efficiency.
Adjusted EBITDA3 (non-GAAP) in the first half of 2022 was RMB560.1 million (US$83.6 million), compared to RMB546.9 million in the same period of 2021.
Basic and diluted income per ADS in the first half of 2022 was RMB5.2 (US$0.8) and RMB5.1 (US$0.8), compared to a basic per ADS of RMB4.5 and a diluted per ADS of RMB4.5 in the same period of 2021.
Net cash generated from operating activities in the first half of 2022 was RMB1,034.7 million (US$154.5 million), compared to net cash used in operating activities of RMB355.0 million in the same period of 2021.
Net cash provided by investing activities in the first half of 2022 was RMB604.5 million (US$90.2 million), compared to net cash used in investing activities of RMB494.6 million in the same period of 2021.
As of June 30, 2022, cash and cash equivalents were RMB4,354.5 million (US$650.1 million), compared to RMB2,864.5 million as of December 31,2021. As of June 30, 2022, the balance of held-to-maturity investments was RMB102.2 million (US$15.3 million), compared to RMB2.2 million as of December 31,2021. As of June 30, 2022, the balance of available-for-sale investments was RMB136.4 million (US$20.4 million), compared to RMB177.4 million as of December 31,2021.
Delinquency rates. As of June 30, 2022, the delinquency rates for loans that are past due for 15-29 days, 30-59 days and 60-89 days were 0.6%, 1.4% and 1.5% respectively, compared to 0.9%, 1.5% and 1.2% respectively as of December 31,2021.
Cumulative M3+ net charge-off rates. As June 30, 2022, the cumulative M3+ net charge-off rate for loans originated in 2019, 2020 and 2021 was 11.7%, 7.8% and 5.3% respectively, as compared to 11.4%, 5.8% and 2.2% respectively as of December 31,2021.
3 "Adjusted EBITDA" is a non-GAAP financial measure. For more information on this non-GAAP financial measure, please see the section of "Operating Highlights and Reconciliations of GAAP to Non-GAAP Measures" and the table captioned "Reconciliations of Adjusted EBITDA" set forth at the end of this press release.
Non-GAAP Financial Measures
In evaluating the business, the Company considers and uses several non-GAAP financial measures, such as adjusted EBITDA and adjusted EBITDA margin as supplemental measures to review and assess operating performance. We believe these non-GAAP measures provide useful information about our core operating results, enhance the overall understanding of our past performance and prospects and allow for greater visibility with respect to key metrics used by our management in our financial and operational decision-making. The presentation of these 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”). The non-GAAP financial measures have limitations as analytical tools. Other companies, including peer companies in the industry, may calculate these non-GAAP measures differently, which may reduce their usefulness as a comparative measure. The Company compensates for these limitations by reconciling the non-GAAP financial measures to the nearest U.S. GAAP performance measure, all of which should be considered when evaluating our performance. See “Operating Highlights and Reconciliation of GAAP to Non-GAAP measures” at the end of this press release.
This announcement contains currency conversions of certain RMB amounts into US$ at specified rates solely for the convenience of the reader. Unless otherwise noted, all translations from RMB to US$ are made at a rate of RMB6.6981 to US$1.00, the effective noon buying rate on June 30, 2022, as set forth in the H.10 statistical release of the Federal Reserve Board.
Safe Harbor Statement
This press release contains forward-looking statements. These statements constitute “forward-looking” statements within the meaning of Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended, and as defined in the U.S. 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,” “target,” “confident” and similar statements. 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 Yiren Digital’s control. Forward-looking statements involve risks, uncertainties, and other factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from those contained in any such statements. Potential risks and uncertainties include, but are not limited to, uncertainties as to Yiren Digital’s ability to attract and retain borrowers and investors on its marketplace, its ability to introduce new loan products and platform enhancements, its ability to compete effectively, PRC regulations and policies relating to the peer-to-peer lending service industry in China, general economic conditions in China, and Yiren Digital’s ability to meet the standards necessary to maintain listing of its ADSs on the NYSE or other stock exchange, including its ability to cure any non-compliance with the NYSE’s continued listing criteria. Further information regarding these and other risks, uncertainties or factors is included in Yiren Digital’s filings with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission. All information provided in this press release is as of the date of this press release, and Yiren Digital 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 applicable law.
About Yiren Digital
Yiren Digital Ltd. is a leading digital personal financial management platform in China. The Company provides customized, asset allocation-based holistic wealth solutions to China’s mass affluent population as well as provides retail credit facilitation services to individual borrowers and small business owners.
Unaudited Condensed Consolidated Statements of Operations
(in thousands, except for share, per share and per ADS data, and percentages)
|For the Six Months Ended|
|June 30, |
|June 30, |
|June 30, |
|Loan facilitation services||1,093,505||503,386||75,154|
|Insurance brokerage services||311,505||343,751||51,321|
|Electronic commerce services||-||120,788||18,033|
|Total net revenue||2,224,998||1,505,889||224,823|
|Operating costs and expenses:|
|Sales and marketing||842,058||334,141||49,886|
|Origination, servicing and other operating costs||357,192||341,628||51,004|
|General and administrative||247,555||228,512||34,116|
|Allowance for contract assets, receivables and others||234,665||97,402||14,541|
|Total operating costs and expenses||1,681,470||1,001,683||149,547|
|Interest expense, net||(33,762||)||(29,363||)||(4,384||)|
|Fair value adjustments related to Consolidated ABFE||(48,636||)||19,785||2,954|
|Total other expenses||(62,602||)||6,317||943|
|Income before provision for income taxes||480,926||510,523||76,219|
|Income tax expense||99,632||71,207||10,631|
|Weighted average number of ordinary shares outstanding, basic||167,970,515||170,005,103||170,005,103|
|Basic income per share||2.2700||2.5841||0.3858|
|Basic income per ADS||4.5400||5.1682||0.7716|
|Weighted average number of ordinary shares outstanding, diluted||169,160,565||170,932,908||170,932,908|
|Diluted income per share||2.2540||2.5701||0.3837|
|Diluted income per ADS||4.5080||5.1402||0.7674|
|Unaudited Condensed Consolidated Cash Flow Data|
|Net cash (used in)/generated from operating activities||(355,004||)||1,034,652||154,471|
|Net cash (used in)/provided by investing activities||(494,595||)||604,478||90,246|
|Net cash provided by/(used in) financing activities||423,507||(158,374||)||(23,645||)|
|Effect of foreign exchange rate changes||(396||)||1,308||195|
|Net (decrease)/increase in cash, cash equivalents and restricted cash||(426,488||)||1,482,064||221,267|
|Cash, cash equivalents and restricted cash, beginning of period||2,707,148||2,945,344||439,728|
|Cash, cash equivalents and restricted cash, end of period||2,280,660||4,427,408||660,995|
Unaudited Condensed Consolidated Balance Sheets
|December 31, 2021||June 30, |
|June 30, |
|Cash and cash equivalents||2,864,543||4,354,487||650,108|
|Contract assets, net||1,105,905||634,079||94,665|
|Prepaid expenses and other assets||352,015||266,636||39,808|
|Loans at fair value||73,734||19,812||2,958|
|Amounts due from related parties||879,256||935,714||139,698|
|Property, equipment and software, net||102,548||92,714||13,842|
|Deferred tax assets||7,388||75,555||11,280|
|Amounts due to related parties||434,127||411,530||61,440|
|Payable to investors at fair value||50,686||49,605||7,406|
|Accrued expenses and other liabilities||1,182,783||1,242,139||185,446|
|Deferred tax liabilities||112,535||80,200||11,974|
|Additional paid-in capital||5,100,486||5,107,095||762,469|
|Accumulated other comprehensive income||11,553||4,772||712|
|Total liabilities and equity||7,739,440||7,999,353||1,194,272|
Operating Highlights and Reconciliation of GAAP to Non-GAAP Measures
(in thousands, except for number of borrowers, number of investors and percentages)
|For the Six Months Ended|
|June 30, |
|June 30, |
|June 30, |
|Amount of investment in current investment products||11,166,657||10,918,580||1,630,101|
|Number of investors in current investment products||203,472||305,975||305,975|
|Amount of loans facilitated under loan facilitation model||10,183,146||9,541,056||1,424,442|
|Number of borrowers||646,486||827,767||827,767|
|Remaining principal of performing loans facilitated under loan facilitation model||12,543,745||10,613,125||1,584,498|
|Gross merchandise volume||-||146,138||21,818|
|Sales and marketing expenses||68,031||95,782||14,300|
|Origination, servicing and other operating costs||283,015||238,133||35,552|
|Sales and marketing expenses||774,027||237,220||35,416|
|Origination, servicing and other operating costs||74,177||73,503||10,974|
|Sales and marketing expenses||-||1,139||170|
|Origination, servicing and other operating costs||-||29,992||4,478|
|Reconciliation of Adjusted EBITDA|
|Interest expense, net||33,762||29,363||4,384|
|Income tax expense||99,632||71,207||10,631|
|Depreciation and amortization||27,321||15,379||2,296|
|Adjusted EBITDA margin||24.6||%||37.2||%||37.2||%|
|Delinquency Rates (Loan Facilitation Model)|
|15-29 days||30-59 days||60-89 days|
|December 31, 2019||0.8||%||1.3||%||1.0||%|
|December 31, 2020||0.5||%||0.7||%||0.6||%|
|December 31, 2021||0.9||%||1.5||%||1.2||%|
|March 31, 2022||0.9||%||2.0||%||1.9||%|
|June 30, 2022||0.6||%||1.4||%||1.5||%|
|December 31, 2019||1.0||%||2.1||%||1.6||%|
|December 31, 2020||0.6||%||1.0||%||1.1||%|
|December 31, 2021||0.8||%||1.3||%||1.1||%|
|March 31, 2022||0.7||%||1.5||%||1.3||%|
|June 30, 2022||0.6||%||1.1||%||1.2||%|
|December 31, 2019||0.7||%||0.9||%||0.7||%|
|December 31, 2020||0.4||%||0.6||%||0.4||%|
|December 31, 2021||1.0||%||1.8||%||1.4||%|
|March 31, 2022||1.1||%||2.7||%||2.9||%|
|June 30, 2022||0.8||%||2.0||%||2.3||%|
|Net Charge-Off Rate (Loan Facilitation Model)|
|Loan Issued |
|Amount of Loans|
During the Period
|Accumulated M3+ Net|
as of June 30, 2022
|Total Net Charge-Off|
as of June 30, 2022
|M3+ Net Charge-Off Rate (Loan Facilitation Model)|
|Loan Issued Period||Month on Book|