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Sea Limited Reports Third Quarter 2019 Results

November 12, 2019 GMT

SINGAPORE--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Nov 12, 2019--

Sea Limited (NYSE: SE) (“Sea” or the “Company”) today announced its financial results for the quarter ended September 30, 2019.

Third Quarter 2019 Highlights

  • Group
    • Total adjusted revenue was US$763.3 million, up 214.3% year-on-year from US$242.8 million for the third quarter of 2018.
    • Total adjusted EBITDA was US$(30.8) million compared to US$(183.8) million for the third quarter of 2018.
  • Digital Entertainment
    • Adjusted revenue was US$451.0 million, up 212.0% year-on-year from US$144.6 million for the third quarter of 2018.
    • Adjusted EBITDA was US$266.0 million, up 395.0% year-on-year from US$53.7 million for the third quarter of 2018.
    • Adjusted EBITDA margin increased to 59.0% for the third quarter of 2019 from 37.2% for the third quarter of 2018.
    • Quarterly active users (“QAUs”) reached 321.1 million, an increase of 82.3% year-on-year from 176.1 million for the third quarter of 2018.
    • Quarterly paying users continued to grow, accounting for 9.1% of QAUs for the third quarter of 2019, increasing from 4.1% for the same period in 2018.
    • Average revenue per user was US$1.4 compared to US$0.8 for the third quarter of 2018.
    • Our self-developed global hit game, Free Fire, recently celebrated its second anniversary and continues to grow across different regions. Free Fire was the highest grossing mobile game in Latin America 1 and in Southeast Asia in the third quarter of 2019, and was ranked among the top five most downloaded mobile games globally for the third straight quarter across the Google Play and iOS App Stores combined, according to App Annie. In October 2019, Free Fire was also the highest grossing mobile game in India on the Google Play Store, according to App Annie. As of the end of October 2019, Free Fire had recorded a total cumulative adjusted revenue of over US$1 billion since launch.
    • We launched Call of Duty®: Mobile, a mobile version of the classic action game of Activision, in Indonesia, Taiwan, Thailand, the Philippines, Malaysia, and Singapore on October 1. It was the most downloaded mobile game on both the Google Play and iOS App Stores in each of these markets for the month of October, according to App Annie.
    • We continue to focus on esports and community building activities. Since September, we have been running national qualifiers and regional leagues for our largest global esports tournament for Free Fire, the Free Fire World Series 2019, which has achieved over 100 million cumulative online views to date. For the final match of the Brazil qualifiers alone, we recorded over 1 million concurrent viewers online.
  • E-commerce
    • Adjusted revenue was US$257.2 million, up 261.1% year-on-year from US$71.2 million for the third quarter of 2018.
    • Adjusted revenue included US$208.1 million of marketplace revenue 2, up 313.6% year-on-year from US$50.3 million for the third quarter of 2018, and US$49.2 million of product revenue 3, up 134.9% year-on-year from US$20.9 million for the third quarter of 2018.
    • Gross orders for the quarter totaled 321.4 million, an increase of 102.8% year-on-year from 158.5 million for the third quarter of 2018.
    • Gross merchandise value (“GMV”) was US$4.6 billion, an increase of 69.9% year-on-year from US$2.7 billion for the third quarter of 2018.
    • Adjusted revenue as a percentage of total GMV increased to 5.6% in the third quarter of 2019, up from 2.6% for the same period a year ago. Adjusted marketplace revenue as a percentage of total GMV was 4.5% in the third quarter of 2019.
    • Sales and marketing expenses were US$199.2 million, an increase of 30.2% year-on-year from US$152.9 million for the third quarter of 2018.
    • Adjusted EBITDA was US$(253.7) million compared to US$(214.9) million for the third quarter of 2018. Adjusted EBITDA loss per order decreased by 41.9%, from US$1.36 to US$0.79 in the third quarter of 2019, compared to the same period in 2018.
    • In Indonesia, our largest market, Shopee further extended its leadership as the largest e-commerce platform by orders. We registered over 138 million orders for the market in the third quarter, or a daily average of over 1.5 million orders, an increase of 117.8% year-on-year. Shopee also ranked first by average monthly active users and downloads in the Shopping category across the Google Play and iOS App Stores combined in the third quarter of 2019, according to App Annie.
    • In Taiwan, we recorded a positive quarterly adjusted EBITDA, even after allocation of the headquarters’ common expenses in the third quarter of 2019.
    • Shopee ranked number one in the Shopping category by average monthly active users and by downloads in both Southeast Asia and Taiwan, and ranked number five worldwide by downloads in the same category, across the Google Play and iOS App Stores combined in the third quarter, according to App Annie.
    • In Southeast Asia as a whole, and in each of our five largest markets, Shopee ranked number one by total time spent in app on Android in the third quarter, according to App Annie.

       

1 Latin America rankings data for App Annie is based on Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Mexico, and Uruguay.

2 Marketplace revenue mainly consists of transaction-based fees and advertising income and revenue generated from other value-added services.

3 Product revenue mainly consists of revenue generated from direct sales.

Guidance

We are raising the guidance for both digital entertainment and e-commerce for the full year of 2019.

We now expect adjusted revenue for digital entertainment to be between US$1.7 billion and US$1.8 billion, representing 157.2% to 172.3% growth from 2018. This compares to the previously disclosed guidance of between US$1.6 billion and US$1.7 billion, representing 142.0% to 157.2% growth.

We also expect adjusted revenue for e-commerce to be between US$880 million and US$920 million, representing 202.7% to 216.5% growth from 2018. This compares to the previously disclosed guidance of between US$780 million and US$820 million, representing 168.3% to 182.1% growth.

Unaudited Summary of Financial Results

(Amounts are expressed in thousands of US dollars “$”)

 

  

For the Three Months

ended September 30,

      

 

 

  

2018

   

2019

      

 

 

  

$

   

$

      

YOY%

 

  

 

   

 

      

 

Revenue

  

 

   

 

      

 

Service revenue

  

 

   

 

      

 

Digital Entertainment

  

112,520

   

329,058

      

192.4%

E-commerce and other services

  

71,319

   

229,740

      

222.1%

Sales of goods

  

21,082

   

51,339

      

143.5%

 

  

204,921

   

610,137

      

197.7%

 

  

 

   

 

      

 

Cost of revenue

  

 

   

 

      

 

Cost of service

  

 

   

 

      

 

Digital Entertainment

  

(63,960)

   

(117,194)

      

83.2%

E-commerce and other services

  

(113,223)

   

(240,037)

      

112.0%

Cost of goods sold

  

(22,128)

   

(49,738)

      

124.8%

 

  

(199,311)

   

(406,969)

      

104.2%

Gross profit

  

5,610

   

203,168

      

3,521.5%

Other operating income

  

3,072

   

3,985

      

29.7%

Sales and marketing expenses

  

(180,304)

   

(251,751)

      

39.6%

General and administrative expenses

  

(57,285)

   

(99,265)

      

73.3%

Research and development expenses

  

(17,293)

   

(43,599)

      

152.1%

Total operating expenses

  

(251,810)

   

(390,630)

      

55.1%

Operating loss

  

(246,200)

   

(187,462)

      

(23.9)%

Non-operating income, net

  

30,903

   

9,786

      

(68.3)%

Income tax expense

  

(2,020)

   

(27,370)

      

1,255.0%

Share of results of equity investees

  

(702)

   

(1,051)

      

49.7%

Net loss

  

(218,019)

   

(206,097)

      

(5.5)%

Net loss excluding share-based compensation and
changes in fair value of the 2017 convertible notes (1)

  

(237,568)

   

(175,162)

      

(26.3)%

 

  

 

   

 

      

 

Adjusted revenue of Digital Entertainment (1)

  

144,558

   

451,004

      

212.0%

Adjusted revenue of E-commerce (1)

  

71,233

   

257,213

      

261.1%

Adjusted revenue of Digital Financial Services (1)

  

3,113

   

2,019

      

(35.1)%

Revenue of Other Services

  

23,934

   

53,021

      

121.5%

Total adjusted revenue(1)

  

242,838

   

763,257

      

214.3%

 

  

 

   

 

      

 

Adjusted EBITDA for Digital Entertainment (1)

  

53,724

   

265,958

      

395.0%

Adjusted EBITDA for E-commerce (1)

  

(214,861)

   

(253,712)

      

18.1%

Adjusted EBITDA for Digital Financial Services (1)

  

(7,001)

   

(33,628)

      

380.3%

Adjusted EBITDA for Other Services (1)

  

(13,850)

   

(6,494)

      

(53.1)%

Unallocated expenses (2)

  

(1,764)

   

(2,921)

      

65.6%

Total adjusted EBITDA(1)

  

(183,752)

   

(30,797)

      

(83.2)%

 

  

 

   

 

      

 

(1) For a discussion of the use of non-GAAP financial measures, see “Non-GAAP Financial Measures.”

(2) Unallocated expenses are mainly related to share-based compensation and general and corporate administrative costs such as professional fees and other miscellaneous items that are not allocated to segments. These expenses are excluded from segment results as they are not reviewed by the Chief Operation Decision Maker (“CODM”) as part of segment performance.

Three Months Ended September 30, 2019 Compared to Three Months Ended September 30, 2018

Revenue

The table below sets forth revenue and adjusted revenue generated from our reported segments. Amounts are expressed in thousands of US dollars (“$”).

 

 

For the Three Months ended September 30,

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2018

 

 

 

2019

      

 

 

 

$

 

% of

revenue

 

 

 

$

 

% of

revenue

      

YOY%

 

 

 

  

 

 

 

       

 

Revenue

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

      

 

Service revenue

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

      

 

Digital Entertainment

 

112,520

 

54.9

 

 

 

329,058

 

53.9

      

192.4%

E-commerce and other services

 

71,319

 

34.8

 

 

 

229,740

 

37.7

      

222.1%

Sales of goods

 

21,082

 

10.3

 

 

 

51,339

 

8.4

      

143.5%

Total revenue

 

204,921

 

100.0

 

 

 

610,137

 

100.0

      

197.7%

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

      

 

 

 

2018

 

 

 

2019

      

 

 

 

$

 

% of total
adjusted
revenue

 

 

 

$

 

% of total
adjusted
revenue

      

YOY%

 

 

 

   

 

       

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

      

 

Adjusted revenue

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

      

 

Service revenue

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

      

 

Digital Entertainment

 

144,558

 

59.5

 

 

 

451,004

 

59.1

      

212.0%

E-commerce and other services

 

77,040

 

31.7

 

 

 

260,914

 

34.2

      

238.7%

Sales of goods

 

21,240

 

8.8

 

 

 

51,339

 

6.7

      

141.7%

Total adjusted revenue

 

242,838

 

100.0

 

 

 

763,257

 

100.0

      

214.3%

Our total revenue increased by 197.7% to US$610.1 million in the third quarter of 2019 from US$204.9 million in the third quarter of 2018. Our total adjusted revenue increased by 214.3% to US$763.3 million in the third quarter of 2019 from US$242.8 million in the third quarter of 2018. These increases were mainly driven by the growth in each of the segments detailed as follows:

  • Digital Entertainment: Revenue increased by 192.4% to US$329.1 million in the third quarter of 2019 from US$112.5 million in the third quarter of 2018. Adjusted revenue increased by 212.0% to US$451.0 million in the third quarter of 2019 from US$144.6 million in the third quarter of 2018. This increase was primarily due to the increase of our active user base as well as the deepened paying user penetration as we continue to bring new and engaging content to our users and enhance the game and monetization features based on a deep understanding of local preferences and conditions as well as our strong efforts in esports and community-building.
  • E-commerce and other services: Revenue increased by 222.1% to US$229.7 million in the third quarter of 2019 from US$71.3 million in the third quarter of 2018. Adjusted revenue increased by 238.7% to US$260.9 million in the third quarter of 2019 from US$77.0 million in the third quarter of 2018. This increase was primarily driven by the growth of our e-commerce marketplace, and positive development in each of our marketplace revenue streams –transaction-based fees, value-added services, and advertising.
  • Sales of goods: Revenue and adjusted revenue increased by 143.5% and 141.7% respectively to US$51.3million in the third quarter of 2019, primarily due to the increase in our product offerings.

Cost of Revenue

Our total cost of revenue increased by 104.2% to US$407.0 million in the third quarter of 2019 from US$199.3 million in the third quarter of 2018.

  • Digital Entertainment: Cost of revenue increased by 83.2% to US$117.2 million in the third quarter of 2019 from US$64.0 million in the third quarter of 2018. The increase was largely in line with revenue growth in our digital entertainment business. Improvement in gross profit margins was largely due to higher revenue contribution from our self-developed game.
  • E-commerce and other services: Cost of revenue for our e-commerce and other services combined increased by 112.0% to US$240.0 million in the third quarter of 2019 from US$113.2 million in the third quarter of 2018. The increase was primarily due to costs incurred in line with growth of our e-commerce marketplace, including, among other costs, higher bank transaction fees driven by GMV growth, higher costs associated with value-added services and other ancillary services we provided to our e-commerce platform users, as well as higher staff compensation and benefit costs.
  • Cost of goods sold: Cost of goods sold increased by 124.8% to US$49.7 million in the third quarter of 2019 from US$22.1 million in the third quarter of 2018. The increase was largely in line with the increase in our product offerings.

Sales and Marketing Expenses

Our total sales and marketing expenses increased by 39.6% to US$251.8 million in the third quarter of 2019 from US$180.3 million in the third quarter of 2018. The table below sets forth the breakdown of the sales and marketing expenses of our two major reporting segments. Amounts are expressed in thousands of US dollars (“$”).

 

 

For the Three Months

ended September 30,

  

 

 

 

2018

 

 

 

2019

  

YOY%

Sales and Marketing Expenses

 

 

$

 

 

 

 

$

 

  

 

Digital Entertainment

 

19,046

 

 

 

24,750

  

29.9%

E-commerce

 

152,934

 

 

 

199,167

  

30.2%

  • Digital Entertainment: Sales and marketing expenses increased by 29.9% to US$24.8million in the third quarter of 2019 from US$19.0 million in the third quarter of 2018. The increase was primarily due to launch of new games and marketing, esports and other user engagement activities for the existing games.
  • E-commerce: Sales and marketing expenses increased by 30.2% to US$199.2 million in the third quarter of 2019 from US$152.9 million in the third quarter of 2018. The increase in marketing efforts was aligned with our strategy to fully capture the market growth opportunity and was primarily attributable to the ramping up of brand marketing as well as higher staff compensation and benefit costs.

General and Administrative Expenses

Our general and administrative expenses increased by 73.3% to US$99.3 million in the third quarter of 2019 from US$57.3 million in the third quarter of 2018. This increase was primarily due to the expansion of our staff force and the increase in office facilities and related expenses.

Research and Development Expenses

Our research and development expenses increased by 152.1% to US$43.6 million in the third quarter of 2019 from US$17.3 million in the third quarter of 2018, primarily due to the increase in research and development staff force.

Non-operating Income or Losses, Net

Non-operating income or losses consist of interest income, interest expense, investment gain (loss), fair value change for the 2017 convertible notes and foreign exchange gain (loss). We recorded a net non-operating income of US$9.8 million in the third quarter of 2019, compared to a net non-operating income of US$30.9 million in the third quarter of 2018.

Income Tax Expense

We had a net income tax expense of US$27.4 million in the third quarter of 2019 and net income tax expense of US$2.0 million in the third quarter of 2018. The income tax expense in the third quarter of 2019 was primarily due to withholding tax and corporate income tax expenses incurred by our digital entertainment segment, partially offset by deferred tax assets recognized during the period.

Net Loss

As a result of the foregoing, we had net losses of US$206.1 million and US$218.0 million in the third quarter of 2019 and 2018, respectively.

Net Loss Excluding Share-based Compensation and Changes in Fair Value of the 2017 Convertible Notes

Net loss excluding share-based compensation and changes in fair value of the 2017 convertible notes, was US$175.2 million and US$237.6 million in the third quarter of 2019 and 2018, respectively.

Webcast and Conference Call Information

The Company’s management will host a conference call today to review Sea’s business and financial performance.

Details of the conference call and webcast are as follows:

Date and time:

   

7:30 AM U.S. Eastern Time on November 12, 2019

 

   

8:30 PM Singapore / Hong Kong Time on November 12, 2019

 

   

 

Webcast link:    

   

https://services.choruscall.com/links/se191112.html

 

   

 

Dial in numbers:

   

US Toll Free: 1-888-317-6003               

  

Hong Kong: 800-963-976

 

   

International: 1-412-317-6061               

  

Singapore: 800-120-5863

 

   

United Kingdom: 08-082-389-063

  

 

Passcode for Participants: 7282425

A replay of the conference call will be available at the Company’s investor relations website ( https://www.seagroup.com/investor/financials ). An archived webcast will be available at the same link above.

About Sea Limited

Sea’s mission is to better the lives of the consumers and small businesses of our region with technology. Our region includes the key markets of Indonesia, Taiwan, Vietnam, Thailand, the Philippines, Malaysia and Singapore. Sea operates three businesses across digital entertainment, e-commerce, and digital financial services, known as Garena, Shopee, and AirPay, respectively.

Forward-Looking Statements

This announcement contains forward-looking statements. These 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,” “anticipates,” “future,” “intends,” “plans,” “believes,” “estimates,” “confident,” “guidance,” and similar statements. Among other things, statements that are not historical facts, including statements about Sea’s beliefs and expectations, the business, financial and market outlook, and projections from its management in this announcement, as well as Sea’s strategic and operational plans, contain forward-looking statements. Sea 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: Sea’s goals and strategies; its future business development, financial condition, financial results, and results of operations; the growth in, and market size of, the digital entertainment, e-commerce and digital financial services industries in the region, including segments within those industries; changes in its revenue, costs or expenditures; its ability to continue to source, develop and offer new and attractive online games and to offer other engaging digital entertainment content; the growth of its digital entertainment, e-commerce and digital financial services businesses and platforms; the growth in its user base, level of user engagement, and monetization; its ability to continue to develop new technologies and/or upgrade its existing technologies; growth and trends of its markets and competition in its industries; government policies and regulations relating to its industries; and general economic and business conditions in the region. Further information regarding these and other risks is included in Sea’s filings with the SEC. All information provided in this press release and in the attachments is as of the date of this press release, and Sea undertakes no obligation to update any forward-looking statement, except as required under applicable law.

Non-GAAP Financial Measures

To supplement our consolidated financial statements, which are prepared and presented in accordance with U.S. GAAP, we use the following non-GAAP financial measures to help evaluate our operating performance:

  • “Adjusted revenue” of our digital entertainment segment represents revenue of the digital entertainment segment plus change in digital entertainment deferred revenue. This financial measure is used as an approximation of cash spent by our users in the applicable period that is attributable to our digital entertainment segment. Although other companies may present such measures related to gross billings differently or not at all, we believe that the adjusted revenue of our digital entertainment segment provides useful information to investors about the segment’s core operating results, enhancing their understanding of our past performance and future prospects.
  • “Adjusted revenue” of our e-commerce segment represents revenue of the e-commerce segment (currently consisting of marketplace revenue and product revenue) plus certain revenues that were net-off against their corresponding sales incentives. This financial measure enables our investors to follow trends in our e-commerce monetization capability over time and is a useful performance measure.
  • “Adjusted revenue” of our digital financial services segment represents revenue of the digital financial services segment plus certain revenues that were net-off against their corresponding sales incentives.
  • “Total adjusted revenue” represents the sum of the adjusted revenue of our digital entertainment segment, the adjusted revenue of our e-commerce segment, the adjusted revenue of our digital financial services segment, and the revenue of our other services. This financial measure enables our investors to follow trends in our overall group monetization capability over time and is a useful performance measure.
  • “Net loss excluding share-based compensation and changes in fair value of the 2017 convertible notes” represents net loss before share-based compensation and changes in fair value of convertible notes. This financial measure helps to identify underlying trends in our business that could otherwise be distorted by the effect of certain expenses that are included in net loss. The use of this measure has its limitations in that it does not include all items that impact the net loss or income for the period, and share-based compensation and changes in fair value of convertible notes are significant expenses.
  • “Adjusted EBITDA” for our digital entertainment segment represents operating income (loss) before share-based compensation plus (a) depreciation and amortization expenses, and (b) the net effect of changes in deferred revenue and its related cost for our digital entertainment segment. Although other companies may calculate adjusted EBITDA differently or not present it at all, we believe that the segment adjusted EBITDA helps to identify underlying trends in our operating results, enhancing their understanding of the past performance and future prospects.
  • “Adjusted EBITDA” for our e-commerce segment, digital financial services segment and other services segment represents operating income (loss) before share-based compensation plus depreciation and amortization expenses. Although other companies may calculate adjusted EBITDA differently or not present it at all, we believe that the segment adjusted EBITDA helps to identify underlying trends in our operating results, enhancing their understanding of the past performance and future prospects.
  • “Total adjusted EBITDA” represents the sum of adjusted EBITDA of all our segments combined, plus unallocated expenses. Although other companies may calculate adjusted EBITDA differently or not present it at all, we believe that the total adjusted EBITDA helps to identify underlying trends in our operating results, enhancing their understanding of the past performance and future prospects.

These non-GAAP financial measures have limitations as analytical tools. None of the above financial measures should be considered in isolation or construed as an alternative to revenue, net loss/income, or any other measure of performance or as an indicator of our operating performance. These non-GAAP financial measures presented here may not be comparable to similarly titled measures presented by other companies. Other companies may calculate similarly titled measures differently, limiting their usefulness as comparative measures to Sea’s data. We compensate for these limitations by reconciling the non-GAAP financial measures to their nearest U.S. GAAP financial measures, all of which should be considered when evaluating our performance. We encourage you to review our financial information in its entirety and not rely on any single financial measure.

The tables below present selected unaudited financial information of our reporting segments, the non-GAAP financial measures that are most directly comparable to GAAP financial measures, and the related reconciliations between the financial measures. Amounts are expressed in thousands of US dollars (“$”).

 

   

For the Three Months ended September 30, 2019

 

   

Digital
Entertainment

   

E-
commerce

   

Digital
Financial
Services

   

Other
Services (3)

   

Unallocated

expenses (4)

   

Consolidated

 

   

$

   

$

   

$

   

$

   

$

   

$

 

   

 

   

 

   

 

   

 

   

 

   

 

 

   

 

   

 

   

 

   

 

   

 

   

 

Revenue

   

329,058

   

226,396 (1)

   

1,662

   

53,021

   

-

   

610,137

Changes in deferred revenue

   

121,946

   

-

   

-

   

-

   

-

   

121,946

Sales incentives net-off

   

-

   

30,817

   

357

   

-

   

-

   

31,174

Adjusted revenue

   

451,004

   

257,213 (2)

   

2,019

   

53,021

   

-

   

763,257

 

   

 

   

 

   

 

   

 

   

 

   

 

Operating income (loss)

   

169,369

   

(277,219)

   

(34,553)

   

(9,429)

   

(35,630)

   

(187,462)

Net effect of changes in deferred revenue and its related cost

   

 

91,654

   

 

-

   

 

-

   

 

-

   

 

-

   

 

91,654

Depreciation and Amortization

   

4,935

   

23,507

   

925

   

2,935

   

-

   

32,302

Share-based compensation

   

-

   

-

   

-

   

-

   

32,709

   

32,709

Adjusted EBITDA

   

265,958

   

(253,712)

   

(33,628)

   

(6,494)

   

(2,921)

   

(30,797)

 

 

   

For the Three Months ended September 30, 2018

 

   

Digital
Entertainment

   

E-
commerce

   

Digital
Financial
Services

   

Other
Services (3)

   

Unallocated
expenses (4)

   

Consolidated

 

   

$

   

$

   

$

   

$

   

$

   

$

 

   

 

   

 

   

 

   

 

   

 

   

 

 

   

 

   

 

   

 

   

 

   

 

   

 

Revenue

   

112,520

   

65,919 (1)

   

2,548

   

23,934

   

-

   

204,921

Changes in deferred revenue

   

32,038

   

-

   

-

   

-

   

-

   

32,038

Sales incentives net-off

   

-

   

5,314

   

565

   

-

   

-

   

5,879

Adjusted revenue

   

144,558

   

71,233 (2)

   

3,113

   

23,934

   

-

   

242,838

 

   

 

   

 

   

 

   

 

   

 

   

 

Operating income (loss)

   

19,403

   

(223,787)

   

(7,387)

   

(16,186)

   

(18,243)

   

(246,200)

Net effect of changes in deferred revenue and its related cost

   

 

26,192

   

 

-

   

 

-

   

 

-

   

 

-

   

 

26,192

Depreciation and Amortization

   

8,129

   

8,926

   

386

   

2,336

   

-

   

19,777

Share-based compensation

   

-

   

-

   

-

   

-

   

16,479

   

16,479

Adjusted EBITDA

   

53,724

   

(214,861)

   

(7,001)

   

(13,850)

   

(1,764)

   

(183,752)

(1) For the third quarter of 2019, revenue of $226,396 included marketplace revenue of $177,235 and product revenue of $49,161 net of sales incentives. For the third quarter of 2018, revenue of $65,919 included marketplace revenue of $45,147 and product revenue of $20,772 net of sales incentives.

(2) For the third quarter of 2019, adjusted revenue of $257,213 included marketplace revenue of $208,052 and product revenue of $49,161. For the third quarter of 2018, adjusted revenue of $71,233 included marketplace revenue of $50,303 and product revenue of $20,930.

(3) A combination of multiple business activities that does not meet the quantitative thresholds to qualify as reportable segments are grouped together as “Other Services.”

(4) Unallocated expenses are mainly related to share-based compensation and general and corporate administrative costs such as professional fees and other miscellaneous items that are not allocated to segments. The expenses are excluded from segment results as they are not reviewed by the CODM as part of segment performance.

 

UNAUDITED INTERIM CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENT OF OPERATIONS

Amounts expressed in thousands of US dollars (“$”) except for number of shares & per share data

 

   

For the Nine Months

ended September 30,

 

 

 

 

2018

 

 

 

2019

 

 

 

 

$

 

 

 

$

 

   

 

   

 

Revenue

   

 

   

 

Service revenue

   

 

   

 

Digital Entertainment

   

331,207

   

731,935

E-commerce and other services

   

157,693

   

526,144

Sales of goods

   

54,844

   

140,075

 

   

 

   

 

Total revenue

   

543,744

   

1,398,154

 

   

 

   

 

Cost of revenue

   

 

   

 

Cost of service

   

 

   

 

Digital Entertainment

   

(189,513)

   

(296,788)

E-commerce and other services

   

(275,052)

   

(612,833)

Cost of goods sold

   

(56,462)

   

(148,465)

 

   

 

   

 

Total cost of revenue

   

(521,027)

   

(1,058,086)

 

   

 

   

 

Gross profit

   

22,717

   

340,068

 

   

 

   

 

Operating income (expenses):

   

 

   

 

Other operating income

   

5,508

   

9,875

Sales and marketing expenses

   

(497,528)

   

(627,803)

General and administrative expenses

   

(153,621)

   

(276,160)

Research and development expenses

   

(40,887)

   

(107,167)

 

   

 

   

 

 

   

 

   

 

Total operating expenses

   

(686,528)

   

(1,001,255)

 

   

 

   

 

Operating loss

   

(663,811)

   

(661,187)

Interest income

   

8,567

   

24,539

Interest expense

   

(21,413)

   

(31,041)

Investment gain, net

   

9,374

   

4,817

Changes in fair value of the 2017 convertible notes

   

(19,928)

   

(466,102) (1)

Foreign exchange gain

   

5,304

   

5,583

 

   

 

   

 

Loss before income tax and share of results of equity investees

   

(681,907)

   

(1,123,391)

Income tax expense

   

(1,095)

   

(49,853)

Share of results of equity investees

   

(1,974)

   

(2,558)

 

   

 

   

 

Net loss

   

(684,976)

   

(1,175,802)

 

   

 

   

 

Net loss (profit) attributable to non-controlling interests

   

358

   

(3,208)

 

   

 

   

 

 

   

 

   

 

Net loss attributable to Sea Limited’s ordinary shareholders

   

(684,618)

   

(1,179,010)

 

   

 

   

 

Net loss excluding share-based compensation and changes in fair
value of the 2017 convertible notes (2)

   

(622,985)

   

(627,566)

 

   

 

   

 

Loss per share:

   

 

   

 

Basic and diluted

   

(2.03)

   

(2.75)

 

   

 

   

 

Shares used in loss per share computation:

   

 

   

 

Basic and diluted

   

337,804,410

   

428,606,948

 

   

 

   

 

(1) Fair value loss of $466.1 million on the 2017 convertible notes was recorded as our share prices significantly exceeded the conversion prices of the 2017 convertible notes.

(2) For a discussion of the use of non-GAAP financial measures, see “Non-GAAP Financial Measures.”

 

UNAUDITED INTERIM CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS

Amounts expressed in thousands of US dollars (“$”)

 

 

  

As of

December 31,

 

 

 

As of

September 30,

 

 

 

 

2018

 

 

 

2019

 

 

 

 

$

 

 

 

$

 

 

  

 

   

 

ASSETS

 

  

 

   

 

Current assets

 

  

 

   

 

Cash and cash equivalents

 

  

1,002,841

   

2,297,187

Restricted cash

 

  

254,100

   

360,065

Accounts receivable, net

 

  

97,782

   

138,198

Prepaid expenses and other assets

 

  

312,387

   

489,272

Inventories, net

 

  

37,689

   

21,372

Short-term investments

 

  

690

   

9,416

Amounts due from related parties

 

  

5,224

   

2,277

Total current assets

 

  

1,710,713

   

3,317,787

 

 

  

 

   

 

Non-current assets

 

  

 

   

 

Property and equipment, net

 

  

192,357

   

294,783

Operating lease right-of-use assets, net

 

  

-

   

168,366

Intangible assets, net

 

  

12,887

   

14,914

Long-term investments

 

  

111,022

   

99,086

Prepaid expenses and other assets

 

  

69,065

   

66,330

Restricted cash

 

  

2,371

   

16,583

Deferred tax assets

 

  

63,302

   

73,100

Goodwill

 

  

30,952

   

30,952

Total non-current assets

 

  

481,956

   

764,114

Total assets

 

  

2,192,669

   

4,081,901

 

UNAUDITED INTERIM CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS

Amounts expressed in thousands of US dollars (“$”)

 

 

 

 

As of

December 31,

 

 

 

As of

September 30,

 

 

 

 

2018

 

 

 

2019

 

 

 

 

$

 

 

 

$

 

 

 

 

 

   

 

LIABILITIES AND SHAREHOLDERS’ EQUITY

 

 

 

 

   

 

Current liabilities

 

 

 

 

   

 

Accounts payable

 

 

 

37,163

   

48,124

Accrued expenses and other payables

 

 

 

636,880

   

826,887

Advances from customers

 

 

 

29,355

   

50,203

Amount due to related parties

 

 

 

46,025

   

45,959

Short-term borrowings

 

 

 

856

   

1,307

Operating lease liabilities

 

 

 

-

   

49,729

Deferred revenue

 

 

 

426,675

   

990,677

Convertible notes

 

 

 

-

   

22,706

Income tax payable

 

 

 

9,539

   

16,138

Total current liabilities

 

 

 

1,186,493

   

2,051,730

 

 

 

 

 

   

 

Non-current liabilities

 

 

 

 

   

 

Accrued expenses and other payables

 

 

 

7,894

   

22,633

Long-term borrowings

 

 

 

1,026

   

633

Operating lease liabilities

 

 

 

-

   

134,293

Deferred revenue

 

 

 

171,262

   

164,976

Convertible notes

 

 

 

1,061,796

   

445,936

Deferred tax liabilities

 

 

 

679

   

791

Unrecognized tax benefits

 

 

 

2,974

   

1,409

Total non-current liabilities

 

 

 

1,245,631

   

770,671

Total liabilities

 

 

 

2,432,124

   

2,822,401

 

UNAUDITED INTERIM CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS

Amounts expressed in thousands of US dollars (“$”)

 

   

 

   

As of

December 31,

 

 

 

As of

September 30,

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2018

 

 

 

2019

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

$

 

 

 

$

 

   

 

   

 

   

 

Shareholders’ equity

 

   

 

   

 

   

 

Class A Ordinary shares

   

 

   

94

   

154

Class B Ordinary shares

   

 

   

76

   

76

Additional paid-in capital

   

 

   

1,809,232

   

4,505,967

Accumulated other comprehensive income

   

 

   

15,199

   

(6,979)

Statutory reserves

   

 

   

46

   

46

Accumulated deficit

   

 

   

(2,067,786)

   

(3,246,796)

 

   

 

   

 

   

 

Total Sea Limited shareholders’ (deficit) equity

   

 

   

(243,139)

   

1,252,468

Non-controlling interests

   

 

   

3,684

   

7,032

Total shareholders’ (deficit) equity

   

 

   

(239,455)

   

1,259,500

Total liabilities and shareholders’ (deficit) equity

   

 

   

2,192,669

   

4,081,901

 

UNAUDITED INTERIM CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF CASH FLOWS

Amounts expressed in thousands of US dollars (“$”)

 

  

For the Nine Months ended

September 30,

 

  

2018

   

2019

 

  

$

   

$

 

  

 

   

 

Net cash (used in) generated from operating activities

  

(357,029)

   

97,663

Net cash used in investing activities

  

(158,938)

   

(219,538)

Net cash generated from financing activities

  

545,106

   

1,534,550

Effect of foreign exchange rate changes on cash, cash equivalents and restricted cash

  

 

(14,739)

   

 

1,848

Net increase in cash, cash equivalents and restricted cash

  

14,400

   

1,414,523

Cash, cash equivalents and restricted cash at beginning of the period

  

1,444,978

   

1,259,312

Cash, cash equivalents and restricted cash at end of the period

  

1,459,378

   

2,673,835

1 UNAUDITED SEGMENT INFORMATION

The Company has three reportable segments, namely digital entertainment, e-commerce and digital financial services. The Chief Operation Decision Maker (“CODM”) reviews the performance of each segment based on revenue and certain key operating metrics of the operations and uses these results for the purposes of allocating resources to and evaluating the financial performance of each segment. Amounts are expressed in thousands of US dollars (“$”).

 

   

For the Three Months ended September 30, 2019

 

   

Digital
Entertainment

   

E-
commerce

   

Digital
Financial
Services

   

Other
Services (1)

   

Unallocated
expenses (2)

   

Consolidated

 

   

$

   

$

   

$

   

$

   

$

   

$

 

   

 

   

 

   

 

   

 

   

 

   

 

Revenue

   

329,058

   

226,396

   

1,662

   

53,021

   

-

   

610,137

Operating income (loss)

   

169,369

   

(277,219)

   

(34,553)

   

(9,429)

   

(35,630)

   

(187,462)

Non-operating income, net

   

 

   

 

   

 

   

 

   

 

   

9,786

Income tax expense

   

 

   

 

   

 

   

 

   

 

   

(27,370)

Share of results of equity investees

   

 

   

 

   

 

   

 

   

 

   

(1,051)

Net loss

   

 

   

 

   

 

   

 

   

 

   

(206,097)

 

  

For the Three Months ended September 30, 2018

 

  

Digital
Entertainment

   

E-
commerce

   

Digital
Financial
Services

   

Other
Services (1)

   

Unallocated
expenses (2)

   

Consolidated

 

  

$

   

$

   

$

   

$

   

$

   

$

 

  

 

   

 

   

 

   

 

   

 

   

 

Revenue

  

112,520

   

65,919

   

2,548

   

23,934

   

-

   

204,921

Operating income (loss)

  

19,403

   

(223,787)

   

(7,387)

   

(16,186)

   

(18,243)

   

(246,200)

Non-operating income, net

  

 

   

 

   

 

   

 

   

 

   

30,903

Income tax expense

  

 

   

 

   

 

   

 

   

 

   

(2,020)

Share of results of equity investees

  

 

   

 

   

 

   

 

   

 

   

(702)

Net loss

  

 

   

 

   

 

   

 

   

 

   

(218,019)

(1) A combination of multiple business activities that does not meet the quantitative thresholds to qualify as reportable segments are grouped together as “Other Services.”

(2) Unallocated expenses are mainly related to share-based compensation and general and corporate administrative costs such as professional fees and other miscellaneous items that are not allocated to segments. The expenses are excluded from segment results as they are not reviewed by the CODM as part of segment performance

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KEYWORD: ASIA PACIFIC SINGAPORE

INDUSTRY KEYWORD: OTHER ENTERTAINMENT ENTERTAINMENT MOBILE ENTERTAINMENT

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