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China Index Holdings Announces Second Quarter 2019 Financial Results

August 22, 2019

BEIJING, Aug. 22, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- China Index Holdings Limited (NASDAQ: CIH), (“CIH” or the “Company”), the largest real estate information and analytics service platform provider in China*, today announced its unaudited financial results** for the second quarter ended June 30, 2019.

Second Quarter 2019 Highlights

-- Total revenues were RMB134.0 million, an increase of 37.2% from RMB97.7 million in the corresponding period of 2018. -- Operating income was RMB60.8 million, an increase of 42.7% from RMB42.6 million in the corresponding period of 2018. -- Net income was RMB51.5 million, an increase of 31.7% from RMB39.1 million in the corresponding period of 2018.

First Half 2019 Highlights

-- Total revenues were RMB253.1 million, an increase of 36.1% from RMB185.9 million in the corresponding period of 2018. -- Operating income was RMB124.1 million, an increase of 49.2% from RMB83.2 million in the corresponding period of 2018. -- Net income was RMB104.7 million, an increase of 39.0% from RMB75.3 million in the corresponding period of 2018.

“Through our comprehensive offering of information and analytics services, we are confident that CIH is uniquely positioned as a leader in empowering China’s commercial property market,” commented Ms. Yu Huang, CEO of China Index Holdings. “We believe in and remain very focused on capturing the full market potential of digitizing and servicing China’s property market through our big data and innovative technologies.”

Second Quarter 2019 Financial ResultsRevenues

CIH reported total revenues of RMB134.0 million in the second quarter of 2019, an increase of 37.2% from RMB97.7 million in the corresponding period of 2018.

Revenues from information and analytics services (SaaS) were RMB57.4 million in the second quarter of 2019, an increase of 20.1% from RMB47.8 million in the corresponding period of 2018, primarily due to an increase in number of customers.

Revenues from marketplace services were RMB76.6 million in the second quarter of 2019, an increase of 53.5% from RMB49.9 million in the corresponding period of 2018.

-- Revenue from promotion services was RMB59.7 million in the second quarter of 2019, an increase of 30.1% from RMB45.9 million in the corresponding period of 2018, primarily due to an increase in the number of customers. -- Revenue from listing services was RMB16.8 million in the second quarter of 2019, an increase of 320.0% from RMB4.0 million in the corresponding period of 2018, primarily due to an increase in the number of customers.

Cost of Revenue

Cost of revenue was RMB24.6 million in the second quarter of 2019, an increase of 9.8% from RMB22.4 million in the corresponding period of 2018, primarily due to an increase in personnel costs to support our business expansion.

Operating Expenses

Selling and marketing expenses were RMB23.9 million in the second quarter of 2019, an increase of 37.4% from RMB17.4 million in the corresponding period of 2018, primarily due to an increase in personnel costs resulting from the growing number of selling and marketing personnel headcount.

General and administrative expenses were RMB18.6 million in the second quarter of 2019, an increase of 59.0% from RMB11.7 million in the corresponding period of 2018, primarily due to an increase in personnel costs to support our business expansion.

Research and development expenses were RMB6.1 million in the second quarter of 2019, an increase of 69.4% from RMB3.6 million in the corresponding period of 2018, primarily due to an increase in staff costs driven by the growth of the research and development team.

Operating Income

Operating Income was RMB60.8 million in the second quarter of 2019, an increase of 42.7% from RMB42.6 million in the corresponding period of 2018.

Income Tax Expenses

Income tax expenses were RMB8.2 million in the second quarter of 2019, an increase of 28.1% from RMB6.4 million in the corresponding period of 2018.

Net Income

Net income was RMB51.5 million in the second quarter of 2019, an increase of 31.7% from RMB39.1 million in the corresponding period of 2018.

First Half 2019 Financial ResultsRevenues

CIH reported total revenues of RMB253.1 million in the first half of 2019, an increase of 36.1% from RMB185.9 million in the corresponding period of 2018.

Revenues from information and analytics services (SaaS) were RMB114.2 million in the first half of 2019, an increase of 19.1% from RMB95.9 million in the corresponding period of 2018, primarily due to an increase in number of customers.

Revenues from marketplace services were RMB138.9 million in the first half of 2019, an increase of 54.3% from RMB90.0 million in the corresponding period of 2018.

-- Revenue from promotion services was RMB108.8 million in the first half of 2019, an increase of 30.1% from RMB83.6 million in the corresponding period of 2018, primarily due to an increase in the number of customers. -- Revenue from listing services was RMB30.0 million in the first half of 2019, an increase of 368.8% from RMB6.4 million in the corresponding period of 2018, primarily due to an increase in the number of customers.

Cost of Revenue

Cost of revenue was RMB47.4 million in the first half of 2019, an increase of 5.6% from RMB44.9 million in the corresponding period of 2018, primarily due to an increase in personnel costs to support our business expansion.

Operating Expenses

Selling and marketing expenses were RMB45.2 million in the first half of 2019, an increase of 36.6% from RMB33.1 million in the corresponding period of 2018, primarily due to an increase in personnel costs resulting from the growing number of selling and marketing personnel headcount.

General and administrative expenses were RMB24.8 million in the first half of 2019, an increase of 44.2% from RMB17.2 million in the corresponding period of 2018, primarily due to an increase in personnel costs to support our business expansion.

Research and development expenses were RMB11.6 million in the first half of 2019, an increase of 54.7% from RMB7.5 million in the corresponding period of 2018, primarily due to an increase in staff costs driven by the growth of the research and development team.

Operating Income

Operating Income was RMB124.1 million in the first half of 2019, an increase of 49.2% from RMB83.2 million in the corresponding period of 2018.

Income Tax Expenses

Income tax expenses were RMB18.4 million in the first half of 2019, an increase of 41.5% from RMB13.0 million in the corresponding period of 2018.

Net Income

Net income was RMB104.7 million in the first half of 2019, an increase of 39.0% from RMB75.3 million in the corresponding period of 2018.

Business Outlook

Based on current operations and market conditions, CIH’s management remains confident that total revenue for the year of 2019 is expected to be between approximately RMB580.0 million and approximately RMB610.0 million. This represents a year to year increase from approximately 37.8% to approximately 44.9%. These estimates represent the management’s current and preliminary view, which are subject to change.

Conference Call InformationCIH’s management team will host a conference call on August 22, 2019 at 8:00 AM U.S. ET (8:00 PM Beijing/Hong Kong time). The dial-in details for the live conference call are:

International Toll: +65 67135090 Toll-Free/Local Toll: United States +1 866-519-4004 / +1 845-675-0437 Hong Kong +852 800-906-601 / +852 3018-6771 Mainland China +86 800-819-0121 / +86 400-620-8038

A telephone replay of the call will be available after the conclusion of the conference call from 11:00 AM ET on August 22, 2019 through 9:59 AM ET August 30, 2019. The dial-in details for the telephone replay are:

International Toll: +61 2-8199-0299 Toll-Free/Local Toll: United States +1 855-452-5696 / +1 646-254-3697 Hong Kong +852 800-963-117 / +852 3051-2780 Mainland China +86 400-602-2065 / +86 800-870-0205 Conference ID: 3595306

A live and archived webcast of the conference call will be available at http://ir.chinaindexholdings.com.

About CIH

CIH operates the largest real estate information and analytics service platform in China.* Its services span across database, analytics, promotions and listing services for China’s real estate markets. CIH serves a substantial base of real estate participants in China, including real estate developers, brokers and agents, property management companies, financial institutions and individual professionals, with an authoritative, comprehensive and seasonable collection of real estate data, complemented by a variety of powerful analytical and marketing tools. For more information about CIH, please visit ir.chinaindexholdings.com.

Safe Harbor Statements

This press release contains forward-looking statements within the meaning of Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended. Such forward-looking 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,” “is expected to,” “anticipates,” “aim,” “future,” “intends,” “plans,” “believes,” “are likely to,” “estimates,” “may,” “should” and similar expressions, and include, without limitation, statements regarding CIH’s future financial performance, revenue guidance, growth and growth rates, market position and continued business transformation. 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 CIH’s control, which may cause its actual results, performance or achievements to differ materially from those in the forward-looking statements. Further information regarding these and other risks, uncertainties or factors is included in CIH’s filings with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission. CIH 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 law.

CHINA INDEX HOLDINGS LIMITED UNAUDITED CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED AND COMBINED BALANCE SHEETS(Amounts in thousands of Renminbi (“RMB”))

As of June As of 30, December 31, ---------- --------- 2019 2018 ---------- --------- ASSETS Current assets: Cash and cash equivalents 65,492 164,202 Time deposits 100,000 - Accounts receivable 16,301 15,534 Prepaid expenses and other current assets 1,534 693 Amount due from related parties 4,570 1,970 -------- - ------- - Total current assets 187,897 182,399 -------- - ------- - Non-current assets: Property and equipment, net 3,381 3,932 Right of use assets, net 49,579 - -------- - ------- - Total non-current assets 52,960 3,932 -------- - ------- - Total assets 240,857 186,331 -------- - ------- - LIABILITIES AND DEFICIT Current liabilities: Accounts payable 5,789 5,184 Amounts due to related parties 4,570 680 Deferred revenue 197,344 143,254 Income taxes payable 19,400 14,480 Accrued expenses and other liabilities 74,552 79,532 Total current liabilities 301,655 243,130 -------- - ------- - Non-current liabilities: Long-term lease liability 41,958 - Other non-current liabilities 20,696 15,496 Total non-current liabilities 62,654 15,496 -------- - ------- - Total liabilities 364,309 258,626 -------- - ------- - Commitments and contingencies Deficit: Class A ordinary shares, par value US$0.001 per share, 1000,000,000 shares authorized for Class A and Class B in aggregate, issued shares as of June 30, 2019 and December 31, 500 - 2018: 72,475,630 and nil; outstanding shares as of June 30, 2019 and December 31, 2018: 65,762,936 and nil Class B ordinary shares, par value US$0.001 per share, 1000,000,000 shares authorized for Class A and Class B in aggregate, issued and outstanding shares as of June 30, 2019 163 - and December 31, 2018: 23,636,706 and nil Treasury shares (46 ) - Additional paid-in capital (135,968 ) - Retained earnings 11,629 - Parent company deficit - (72,522 ) Accumulated other comprehensive income 270 227 -------- - ------- - Total deficit (123,452 ) (72,295 ) -------- - ------- - Total liabilities and deficit 240,857 186,331 -------- - ------- -

CHINA INDEX HOLDINGS LIMITEDUNAUDITED CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED AND COMBINED STATEMENTS OF COMPREHENSIVE INCOME(Amounts in thousands of RMB)

Three Months Ended Six Months Ended June 30 June 30 --------------------------- ------------------------- 2019 2018 2019 2018 ----------- - ---------- - ------------ ---------- - Revenues 133,964 97,719 253,109 185,876 Cost of revenues (24,591 ) (22,407 ) (47,387 ) (44,891 ) ----------- - ---------- - ---------- - ---------- - Gross profit 109,373 75,312 205,722 140,985 ----------- - ---------- - ---------- - ---------- - Operating expenses: Selling and marketing expenses (23,917 ) (17,345 ) (45,223 ) (33,081 ) General and administrative expenses (18,641 ) (11,765 ) (24,819 ) (17,236 ) Research and development expenses (6,077 ) (3,646 ) (11,608 ) (7,515 ) ------------- ------------ ---------- - ---------- - Operating income 60,738 42,556 124,072 83,153 ----------- - ---------- - ---------- - ---------- - Interest income 287 279 353 533 Change in fair value of the warrant (1,539 ) - (1,539 ) - Gains on sale of available-for-sale investments - 1,998 - 3,956 Government grants 223 657 223 657 ----------- - ---------- - ---------- - ---------- - Income before income taxes 59,709 45,490 123,109 88,299 ----------- - ---------- - ---------- - ---------- - Income tax expenses (8,275 ) (6,380 ) (18,448 ) (12,961 ) Net income 51,434 39,110 104,661 75,338 ----------- - ---------- - ---------- - ---------- - Other comprehensive income Foreign currency translation adjustments, net of nil 67 42 43 27 income taxes Total comprehensive income 51,501 39,152 104,704 75,365 ----------- - ---------- - ---------- - ---------- - Earnings per share for Class A and Class B ordinary shares: Basic 0.58 0.44 1.17 0.84 Diluted 0.57 0.44 1.17 0.84 Weighted average number of Class A and Class B ordinary shares outstanding: Basic 89,399,642 89,399,642 89,399,642 89,399,642 Diluted 89,775,907 89,399,642 89,775,907 89,399,642

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* In terms of geographical coverage and volume of data points as of December 31, 2018, according to an industry report prepared by Frost & Sullivan in 2019.** The financial results prior to the separation of CIH from Fang Holdings Limited (“Fang”) are derived from the consolidated financial results and underlying accounting records of Fang, as the financial results of CIH had been historically included within the consolidated financial results of Fang prior to its separation from Fang, which was completed on June 11, 2019.

For investor and media inquiries, please contact: Ms. Jessie Yang Investor Relations Email: CIH-IR@fang.com

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