eHi Car Services Announces Full Year 2017 Results

eHi Car Services Announces Full Year 2017 Results

SHANGHAI, April 9, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- eHi Car Services Limited ("eHi" or the "Company") (NYSE: EHIC), a leading car rental and car services provider in China, today announced its unaudited financial results for the full year ended December 31, 2017.

Unaudited Full Year 2017 Financial Results

Net revenues for the full year of 2017 were RMB2,739.5 million (US$421.1 million), up 29.9% compared with the full year of 2016, attributable to increases in net revenues from both car rentals and car services.

Revenues from car rentals for the full year of 2017 were RMB2,196.5 million (US$337.6 million), up 32.0% compared with the full year of 2016, primarily driven by the growing average available fleet size for car rentals in response to customer demand.

Revenues from car services for the full year of 2017 were RMB543.1 million (US$83.5 million), up 21.9% compared with the full year of 2016, primarily driven by increased demand from existing and new customers for car services.

Cost of revenues (vehicle operating expenses) for the full year of 2017 were RMB1,880.3 million (US$289.0 million), up 24.1% compared with the full year of 2016, primarily due to increased depreciation and labor costs.

In 2017, 13,870 used vehicles were disposed of, and 936 used vehicles were under sales contracts pending title transfer. The Company recorded a disposal gain of RMB24.2 million (US$3.7 million) in aggregate for these 14,806 vehicles1. The gain was recognized as an adjustment to the vehicle related depreciation expense as part of the cost of revenues.

Gross profit for the full year of 2017 was RMB859.2 million (US$132.1 million), up 44.7% year-over-year. Gross profit margin for the full year of 2017 was 31.4%, compared with 28.1% for the full year of 2016.

Selling and marketing expenses for the full year of 2017 were RMB139.0 million (US$21.4 million), up 43.1% compared with the full year of 2016 primarily due to increased sales and promotion activities in 2017.

General and administrative expenses for the full year of 2017 were RMB270.7 million (US$41.6 million), up 7.4% compared with the full year of 2016, primarily due to increases in employee-related costs such as salaries and welfare expenses as a result of increased headcount.

Profit from operations for the full year of 2017 was RMB453.2 million (US$69.7 million), up 77.8% compared with the full year of 2016.

Interest expense for the full year of 2017 was RMB280.6 million (US$43.1 million), up 24.7% compared with the full year of 2016, primarily attributable to the interest expense associated with the Company's US$400 million senior unsecured notes that was issued in August 2017.

Net income for the full year of 2017 was RMB122.2 million (US$18.8 million), compared with RMB33.1 million for the full year of 2016. Net income margin for the full year of 2017 was 4.5%, up approximately 290 basis points from 1.6% for the full year of 2016.

Basic and diluted earnings per ADS for the full year of 2017 were RMB1.76 and RMB1.75 (US$0.27 and US$0.27), respectively, compared with basic and diluted earnings per ADS of RMB0.48 each, for the full year of 2016.

Non-GAAP adjusted EBIT for the full year of 2017 was RMB472.7 million (US$72.7 million), up 73.6% compared with the full year of 2016. Non-GAAP adjusted EBIT margin for the full year of 2017 was 17.3%, compared with 12.9% for the full year of 2016.

Non-GAAP adjusted EBITDA for the full year of 2017 was RMB1,227.8 million (US$188.7 million), up 30.6% compared with the full year of 2016Non-GAAP adjusted EBITDA margin for the full year of 2017 was 44.8%, compared with 44.6% for the full year of 2016.

As of December 31, 2017 and 2016, the Company's cash, cash equivalents and restricted cash balance was RMB1,283.5 million (US$197.3 million) and RMB786.6 million, respectively.

1 The gain of RMB24.2 million is a net amount of (i) the disposal gain and loss of the 13,870 used vehicles which were disposed of, and (ii) the disposal loss of the 936 used vehicles which were under sales contracts pending title transfer. If there is any disposal gain for the vehicles pending title transfer, such a gain will be recognized in the next period when the title transfer has been completed.

About eHi Car Services Limited

eHi Car Services Limited (NYSE: EHIC) is one of the leading car rental and car services providers in China. The Company's mission is to provide comprehensive mobility solutions as an alternative to car ownership by best utilizing existing resources and sharing economy to create optimal value. eHi distinguishes itself in China's fast-growing car rental and car services market through its complementary business model, customer-centric corporate culture, broad geographic coverage, efficient fleet management, leading brand name, and commitment to technological innovation. eHi is the exclusive strategic partner in China of Enterprise, the largest car rental company in the world, and is the designated and preferred business partner of Ctrip, a leader in the online travel agency industry in China. For more information regarding eHi, please visit http://en.1hai.cn.

About Non-GAAP Financial Measures

To supplement its unaudited condensed consolidated financial statements which are presented in accordance with U.S. GAAP, the Company uses adjusted EBIT and adjusted EBITDA as non-GAAP financial measures. Adjusted EBIT represents net income or loss before share-based compensation, interest expense, interest income, provision for income taxes, debt extinguishment costs, cost related to aborted offering. Adjusted EBITDA represents net income or loss before depreciation and amortization, share-based compensation, interest expense, interest income, provision for income taxes, debt extinguishment costs, cost related to aborted offering. The Company's management believes that adjusted EBIT and adjusted EBITDA facilitate a better understanding of operating results from quarter to quarter and provide management with a better capability to plan and forecast future periods. For more information on the non-GAAP financial measures, please see the table captioned "Reconciliation of GAAP and Non-GAAP Results" set forth at the end of this press release.

Non-GAAP information is not prepared in accordance with GAAP and may be different from non-GAAP methods of accounting and reporting used by other companies. The presentation of this additional information should not be considered a substitute for GAAP results. A limitation of using these Non-GAAP financial measures excludes depreciation and amortization, share-based compensation, interest expense, interest income and provision for income taxes, as applicable, that have been and will continue to be significant recurring portions of the Company's business for the foreseeable future.

Safe Harbor Statement

This press release contains forward-looking statements made under the "safe harbor" provisions of Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 2017, as amended, and the U.S. Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 2017. These forward-looking statements can be identified by terminology such as "will," "expects," "anticipates," "future," "intends," "plans," "believes," "estimates," "confident" and similar statements. eHi may also make written or oral forward-looking statements in its reports filed with or furnished to 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. Any statements that are not historical facts, including statements about eHi's beliefs and expectations, are forward-looking statements that involve factors, risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially from those in the forward-looking statements. Such factors and risks include, but not limited to the following: eHi's goals and strategies; its future business development, financial condition and results of operations; its ability to achieve and sustain profitability; its heavy reliance on its proprietary technology platform; its ability to compete successfully against current and future competitors; the expected growth of China's car rentals and car services market; its ability to sustain its growth rates and manage its expansion plan; its ability to dispose used vehicles at desirable prices or timing or through appropriate channels; its ability to raise sufficient capital to fund and expand its operations at a reasonable cost; various government policies on automobile control and purchase restrictions in certain Chinese cities; its ability to enhance its brand recognition and maintain a high level of customer satisfaction; its ability to control the losses resulting from customer violation of traffic rules; and its ability to obtain all of the requisite permits, licenses or making all of the requisite filings or registrations or meeting other regulatory requirements for operating car rentals and car services business in China. Further information regarding these and other risks, uncertainties or factors is included in the Company's filings with the SEC. All information provided in this press release is current as of the date of the press release, and eHi does not undertake any obligation to update such information, except as required under applicable law.

For investor and media inquiries, please contact:

eHi Car Services Limited
Tel: +86 (21) 6468-7000 ext. 8830
E-mail: ir@ehic.com.cn

The Piacente Group, Inc.
Ms. Brandi Piacente
Tel: +1-212-481-2050
E-mail: ehi@tpg-ir.com

 

eHi Car Services Limited

Unaudited Condensed Consolidated Balance Sheets




December 31,
201
6


December 31,
201
7


December 31,
201
7



RMB


RMB


USD



Unaudited


Unaudited


Unaudited








ASSETS














Current assets:







Cash and cash equivalents


529,518,517


671,350,459


103,184,676

Restricted cash


257,059,302


612,121,936


94,081,419

Accounts receivable, net


214,767,818


446,223,596


68,583,311

Prepayments and other current assets


727,787,345


1,505,857,012


231,445,985

Short term loans receivable


50,000,000


50,000,000


7,684,859

Assets held for sale


160,732,289


78,904,246


12,127,361

Deferred tax assets, current


1,839,973


-


-

Total current assets


1,941,705,244


3,364,457,249


517,107,611








Cost method investment


-


10,800,000


1,659,930

Property and equipment, net


5,723,569,175


7,057,045,317


1,084,648,005

Intangible assets


64,101,470


66,505,752


10,221,747

Vehicle purchase deposits


420,922,908


367,839,691


56,535,925

Deferred tax assets, non-current


649,675


-


-

Other non-current assets


10,010,628


61,814,009


9,500,639

Total assets


8,160,959,100


10,928,462,018


1,679,673,857








LIABILITIES AND SHAREHOLDERS' EQUITY














Current liabilities:







Accounts payable


179,877,847


617,870,011


94,964,882

Accrued expenses and other current liabilities


284,574,997


434,097,575


66,719,576

Income tax payable


5,436,989


18,180,848


2,794,345

Short-term debt


926,219,333


2,657,445,857


408,441,950

Total current liabilities


1,396,109,166


3,727,594,291


572,920,753








Long-term debt


2,767,822,989


2,957,056,474


454,491,258

Deferred tax liabilities, non-current


1,061,542


27,638,307


4,247,930

Other non-current liabilities


4,835,862


9,626,177


1,479,516

Total liabilities


4,169,829,559


6,721,915,249


1,033,139,457








Shareholders' equity:







Common shares


878,463


878,663


135,048

Additional paid-in capital


4,474,702,198


4,489,246,326


689,984,527

Accumulated other comprehensive income


43,201,465


121,858,122


18,729,250

Accumulated deficits


(527,652,585)


(405,436,342)


(62,314,425)

Total shareholders' equity


3,991,129,541


4,206,546,769


646,534,400

Total liabilities and shareholders' equity


8,160,959,100


10,928,462,018


1,679,673,857

 

 

eHi Car Services Limited

Unaudited Condensed Consolidated Statements of Comprehensive Income




                      For the Years Ended December 31,



2016


2017


2017



RMB


RMB


USD



Unaudited


Unaudited


Unaudited

Net revenues:







Car rentals


1,663,546,502


2,196,455,811


337,589,077

Car services


445,397,923


543,066,377


83,467,774

Total net revenues


2,108,944,425


2,739,522,188


421,056,851








Cost of revenues


(1,515,281,510)


(1,880,348,975)


(289,004,346)

Gross profit


593,662,915


859,173,213


132,052,505








Selling and marketing expenses


(97,187,525)


(139,031,953)


(21,368,820)

General and administrative expenses


(251,938,077)


(270,670,181)


(41,601,245)

Other operating income


10,310,089


3,762,667


578,311

Total operating expenses


(338,815,513)


(405,939,467)


(62,391,754)

Profit from operations


254,847,402


453,233,746


69,660,751








Interest income


8,413,945


14,962,132


2,299,638

Interest expense


(224,959,389)


(280,584,832)


(43,125,099)

Other income, net


1,444,129


1,957,019


300,788

Early extinguishment of debt costs


-


(19,976,776)


(3,070,374)

Income before income taxes


39,746,087


169,591,289


26,065,704

Provision for income taxes


(6,610,971)


(47,375,046)


(7,281,411)

Net income


33,135,116


122,216,243


18,784,293








Net income


33,135,116


122,216,243


18,784,293

Changes in cumulative foreign currency translation
    adjustment, net of tax of nil


(31,353,357)


78,656,657


12,089,307

Comprehensive income


1,781,759


200,872,900


30,873,600








Weighted average number of common shares used
    in computing net income per share







Basic


137,621,702


138,794,624


138,794,624

Diluted


138,552,031


139,593,917


139,593,917








Net income per share attributable to common
    shareholders







Basic


0.24


0.88


0.14

Diluted


0.24


0.88


0.13








Earnings per ADS*







Basic


0.48


1.76


0.27

Diluted


0.48


1.75


0.27








  * Each ADS represents two Class A common shares

 

 

eHi Car Services Limited

Reconciliation of GAAP and Non-GAAP Results





      For the Years Ended December 31,




2016


2017


2017




RMB


RMB


USD




Unaudited


Unaudited


Unaudited

Net Income



33,135,116


122,216,243


18,784,293

Add / (subtract):








Share-based compensation



16,040,947


13,588,843


2,088,567

Interest income



(8,413,945)


(14,962,132)


(2,299,638)

Interest expense



224,959,389


280,584,832


43,125,099

Provision for income taxes



6,610,971


47,375,046


7,281,411

Debt extinguishment cost



-


19,976,776


3,070,374

Cost related to aborted offering



-


3,923,420


603,019

Adjusted EBIT



272,332,478


472,703,028


72,653,125

Depreciation and amortization



668,018,252


755,065,789


116,051,487

Adjusted EBITDA



940,350,730


1,227,768,817


188,704,612

 

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