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Jianpu Technology Inc. NYSE: JT Outperforms

Jianpu Technology Inc. (

Jianpu Technology Inc. (“Jianpu,” or the “Company”) (NYSE: JT), a leading independent open platform for the discovery and recommendation of financial products in China, today announced its unaudited financial results for the third quarter ended September 30, 2022.

Third Quarter 2022 Operational and Financial Highlights:

  • Total revenues from recommendation services for the third quarter of 2022 increased by 30.3% to RMB211.6 million (US$29.7 million) from RMB162.4 million in the same period of 2021, primarily driven by the increases in credit card volume and the number of domestic loan applications, as well as the increase in average fee per domestic loan application. The credit card volume and number of domestic loan applications for recommendation services increased by 6.5% to approximately 1.1 million and 18.5% to approximately 5.0 million, respectively, in the third quarter of 2022 compared with the same period of 2021.
  • Revenues from big data and system-based risk management services decreased by 18.8% to RMB25.0 million (US$3.5 million) in the third quarter of 2022 from RMB30.8 million in the same period of 2021. The decrease was mainly attributable to a decrease in the number of paying customers related to the impact of COVID-19 on the Company’s cooperation with customers and product adjustments.
  • Revenues from advertising and marketing services and other services increased by 66.0% to RMB32.2 million (US$4.5 million) in the third quarter of 2022 from RMB19.4 million in the same period of 2021. The increase was mainly attributable to the growth of insurance brokerage services and other new business initiatives.
  • Loss from operations was RMB31.9 million (US$4.5 million) in the third quarter of 2022, compared with RMB60.6 million in the same period of 2021. Operating loss margin was 11.9% in the third quarter of 2022, compared with 28.5% in the same period of 2021. The improvement in loss from operations was mainly attributable to an increase in revenues and a decrease in operating expenses resulting from efficiency improvement and cost optimization.
  • Net loss was RMB25.1 million (US$3.5 million) in the third quarter of 2022, compared with RMB60.0 million in the same period of 2021. Net loss margin was 9.3% in the third quarter of 2022, compared with 28.2% in the same period of 2021.
  • Non-GAAP adjusted net loss[1] was RMB9.4 million (US$1.3 million) in the third quarter of 2022, compared with Non-GAAP adjusted net loss[1] of RMB50.8 million in the same period of 2021. Non-GAAP adjusted net loss margin[1] was 3.5% in the third quarter of 2022, compared with 23.9% in the same period of 2021.

First Nine Months 2022 Operational and Financial Highlights:

  • The credit card volume and number of domestic loan applications for recommendation services increased by 19.6% to approximately 3.2 million and 40.2% to approximately 13.2 million, respectively, in the first nine months of 2022 compared with the same period of 2021. As a result, total revenues from recommendation services for the first nine months of 2022 increased by 34.3% to RMB560.4 million (US$78.8 million) from RMB417.3 million in the same period of 2021.
  • Revenues from big data and system-based risk management services decreased by 27.6% to RMB68.0 million (US$9.6 million) in the first nine months of 2022 from RMB93.9 million in the same period of 2021. The decrease was mainly attributable to a decrease in the number of paying customers related to the impact of COVID-19 on the Company’s cooperation with customers and product adjustments.
  • Revenues from advertising and marketing services and other services increased by 151.7% to RMB113.0 million (US$15.9 million) in the first nine months of 2022 from RMB44.9 million in the same period of 2021. The increase was mainly attributable to the growth of insurance brokerage services and other new business initiatives.
  • Loss from operations was RMB122.4 million (US$17.2 million) in the first nine months of 2022, compared with RMB197.3 million in the same period of 2021. Operating loss margin was 16.5% in the first nine months of 2022, compared with 35.5% in the same period of 2021. The improvement of loss from operations was mainly attributable to an increase in revenues and a decrease in operating expenses resulting from efficiency improvement and cost optimization.
  • Net loss was RMB114.1 million (US$16.0 million) in the first nine months of 2022, compared with RMB155.8 million in the same period of 2021. Net loss margin was 15.4% in the first nine months of 2022, compared with 28.0% in the same period of 2021.
  • Non-GAAP adjusted net loss[1] was RMB92.2 million (US$13.0 million) in the first nine months of 2022, compared with Non-GAAP adjusted net loss[1] of RMB140.8 million in the same period of 2021. Non-GAAP adjusted net loss margin[1] was 12.4% in the first nine months of 2022, compared with 25.3% in the same period of 2021.

Mr. David Ye, Co-founder, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Jianpu, commented, “In the third quarter, we maintained solid total revenue growth of 26.4% year-over-year and our Non-GAAP adjusted net loss margin[1] significantly reduced to 3.5% from 23.9% a year earlier and 12.1% in the previous quarter, against the backdrop of a challenging macro environment. These resilient results were primarily driven by our balanced and diversified revenue structure, continued operating efficiency improvements, and cost optimization measures. We continued to execute on our strategy for optimizing company resources and streamlining operations to enhance our operational efficiency. In addition, our ongoing disciplined cost optimization measures continued to enhance our overall productivity.”

The uncertainties around both COVID control measures and macro economy may persist into the fourth quarter. Therefore, we are adopting a cautious outlook on our business growth, which could moderate further in the fourth quarter. Looking ahead, we believe our industry leading position, technological capabilities, diversified revenue structure and continued efficiency gains will enable us to successfully navigate through the cycle and maintain a healthy and sustainable rate of growth. We remain committed to progressing on our vision of ‘Becoming everyone’s financial partner’, thereby delivering greater long-term value to the company and shareholders,” concluded Mr. Ye.

“Our third-quarter results highlight our relentless effort to maintain a good balance between business growth and operational efficiency. Our revenues from recommendation services increased by 30.3% year-over-year, while revenues from advertising, marketing services and other services were up 66.0% year-over-year. With the continued optimization of our cost structure and improvement in productivity, our Non-GAAP adjusted net loss[1] reduced significantly by 81.5% year-over-year to just RMB9.4 million in the third quarter. We will maintain disciplined cost control, and strive to improve our productivity and margin further,” said Oscar Chen, Chief Financial Officer of Jianpu.

Third Quarter 2022 Financial Results

Total revenues for the third quarter of 2022 increased by 26.4% to RMB268.8 million (US$37.8 million) from RMB212.6 million in the same period of 2021.

Total revenues from recommendation services increased by 30.3% to RMB211.6 million (US$29.7 million) in the third quarter of 2022 from RMB162.4 million in the same period of 2021.

Revenues from recommendation services for credit cards increased by 11.9% to RMB129.5 million (US$18.2 million) in the third quarter of 2022 from RMB115.7 million in the same period of 2021. Credit card volume in the third quarter of 2022 increased by 6.5% to approximately 1.1 million from 1.0 million in the same period of 2021. The average fee per credit card were RMB116.4 (US$16.4) in the third quarter of 2022 and RMB110.8 in the same period of 2021, respectively.

Revenues from recommendation services for loans increased by 75.8% to RMB82.1 million (US$11.5 million) in the third quarter of 2022 from RMB46.7 million in the same period of 2021. The number of domestic loan applications on the Company’s platform was approximately 5.0 million in the third quarter of 2022, representing an 18.5% increase from that in the same period of 2021. The average fee per domestic loan application increased to RMB16.5 (US$2.3) in the third quarter of 2022 from RMB11.2 in the same period of 2021, resulting from a more optimized product revenue mixture.

Revenues from big data and system-based risk management services decreased by 18.8% to RMB25.0 million (US$3.5 million) in the third quarter of 2022 from RMB30.8 million in the same period of 2021. The decrease was mainly attributable to a decrease in the number of paying customers related to the impact of COVID-19 on the Company’s cooperation with customers and product adjustments.

Revenues from advertising and marketing services and other services increased by 66.0% to RMB32.2 million (US$4.5 million) in the third quarter of 2022 from RMB19.4 million in the same period of 2021, primarily due to the growth of the Company’s insurance brokerage services and other new business initiatives.

Cost of promotion and acquisition increased by 22.1% to RMB180.2 million (US$25.3 million) in the third quarter of 2022 from RMB147.6 million in the same period of 2021. The increase was primarily due to the growth of the Company’s revenues from recommendation services, insurance brokerage services and other new business initiatives. 

Cost of operation increased by 5.0% to RMB21.0 million (US$3.0 million) in the third quarter of 2022 from RMB20.0 million in the same period of 2021. The increase was primarily attributable to an increase in software development and maintenance costs related to the big data and system-based risk management services, partially offset by decreases in payroll costs and depreciation expenses.

Sales and marketing expenses increased by 1.2% to RMB34.5 million (US$4.9 million) in the third quarter of 2022 from RMB34.1 million in the same period of 2021. The increase was primarily due to an increase in call center outsourcing expenses, partially offset by a decrease in payroll expenses.

Research and development expenses decreased by 11.2% to RMB28.6 million (US$4.0 million) in the third quarter of 2022 from RMB32.2 million in the same period of 2021, primarily due to a decrease in payroll expenses resulting from the Company’s continued efforts in cost optimization.

General and administrative expenses decreased by 41.6% to RMB23.0 million (US$3.2 million) in the third quarter of 2022 from RMB39.4 million in the same period of 2021, primarily due to decreases in professional fees, payroll expenses, credit loss expenses and share-based compensation expenses.

Impairment of goodwill and intangible assets was RMB13.3 million (US$1.9 million) in the third quarter of 2022, which was the impairment of the goodwill and intangible assets of an acquired subsidiary, Newsky Wisdom Treasure (Beijing) Co.,Ltd, which experienced a decline in revenue due to the impact of COVID-19 prevention and control measures. There was no such impairment loss in the same period of 2021.

Loss from operations was RMB31.9 million (US$4.5 million) in the third quarter of 2022, compared with RMB60.6 million in the same period of 2021. Operating loss margin was 11.9% in the third quarter of 2022, compared with 28.5% in the same period of 2021. The decrease in operating loss was mainly attributable to an increase in revenues and a decrease in operating expenses resulting from efficiency improvement and cost optimization, partially offset by the impairment of goodwill and intangible assets.

Others, net increased by 341.2% to RMB7.5 million (US$1.1 million) in the third quarter of 2022 from RMB1.7 million in the same period of 2021, primarily attributable to tax benefits for value-added tax.

Net loss was RMB25.1 million (US$3.5 million) in the third quarter of 2022 compared with RMB60.0 million in the same period of 2021. Net loss margin was 9.3% in the third quarter of 2022, compared with 28.2% in the same period of 2021.

Non-GAAP adjusted net loss[1], which excluded share-based compensation expenses, investment impairment loss, impairment of goodwill and intangible assets, investment gain of deconsolidation of subsidiaries and tax effects of above Non-GAAP adjustments was RMB9.4 million (US$1.3 million) in the third quarter of 2022, compared with RMB50.8 million in the same period of 2021. Non-GAAP adjusted net loss margin[1] was 3.5% in the third quarter of 2022 compared with 23.9% in the same period of 2021.

Non-GAAP adjusted EBITDA[2], which excluded share-based compensation expenses, investment impairment loss, impairment of goodwill and intangible assets, investment gain of deconsolidation of subsidiaries, depreciation and amortization, interest income and expenses, and income tax benefits from net loss, for the third quarter of 2022 was a loss of RMB7.2 million (US$1.0 million), compared with a loss of RMB47.9 million in the same period of 2021.

As of September 30, 2022, the Company had cash and cash equivalents, restricted cash and time deposits of RMB700.5 million (US$98.5 million), and working capital of approximately RMB400.3 million (US$56.3 million). Compared to those as of December 31, 2021, cash and cash equivalents, time deposits, restricted cash and time deposits and short-term investment decreased by RMB62.3 million, which was primarily attributable to net cash outflow due to the deconsolidation of one of the Company’s subsidiaries and net cash used in operating activities, partially offset by net cash inflow from financing activities.

First Nine Months 2022 Financial Results

Total revenues for the first nine months of 2022 increased by 33.3% to RMB741.4 million (US$104.2 million) from RMB556.2 million in the same period of 2021.

Total revenues from recommendation services increased by 34.3% to RMB560.4 million (US$78.8 million) in the first nine months of 2022 from RMB417.3 million in the same period of 2021.

Revenues from recommendation services for credit cards increased by 23.6% to RMB365.2 million (US$51.3 million) in the first nine months of 2022 from RMB295.5 million in the same period of 2021. Credit card volume in the first nine months of 2022 increased by 19.6% to approximately 3.2 million from 2.7 million in the same period of 2021. The average fee per credit card were RMB113.4 (US$15.9) in the first nine months of 2022 and RMB110.0 in the same period of 2021, respectively.

Revenues from recommendation services for loans increased by 60.3% to RMB195.2 million (US$27.4 million) in the first nine months of 2022 from RMB121.8 million in the same period of 2021, primarily due to an increase in the number of loan applications on our platform. The number of domestic loan applications on the Company’s platform was approximately 13.2 million in the first nine months of 2022, representing a 40.2% increase from that in the same period of 2021. The average fee per domestic loan application increased to RMB14.8 (US$2.1) in the first nine months of 2022 from RMB13.0 in the same period of 2021.

Revenues from big data and system-based risk management services decreased by 27.6% to RMB68.0 million (US$9.6 million) in the first nine months of 2022 from RMB93.9 million in the same period of 2021, primarily due to the COVID-19 impact on our cooperation with customers as well as product adjustments.

Revenues from advertising and marketing services and other services increased by 151.7% to RMB113.0 million (US$15.9 million) in the first nine months of 2022 from RMB44.9 million in the same period of 2021, primarily due to the growth of the Company’s insurance brokerage services and other new business initiatives.

Cost of promotion and acquisition[3] increased by 39.1% to RMB521.5 million (US$73.3 million) in the first nine months of 2022 from RMB374.9 million in the same period of 2021. The increase was in line with the growth of the Company’s revenues from recommendation services, insurance brokerage services and other new business initiatives. 

Cost of operation decreased by 4.8% to RMB59.9 million (US$8.4 million) in the first nine months of 2022 from RMB62.9 million in the same period of 2021. The decrease was primarily attributable to decreases in payroll costs and depreciation expenses, partially offset by an increase in software development and maintenance costs related to big data and system-based risk management services.

Sales and marketing expenses decreased by 6.5% to RMB101.6 million (US$14.3 million) in the first nine months of 2022 from RMB108.7 million in the same period of 2021. The decrease was primarily due to a decrease in payroll expenses, partially offset by an increase in call center outsourcing expenses.

Research and development expenses decreased by 14.3% to RMB87.7 million (US$12.3 million) in the first nine months of 2022 from RMB102.3 million in the same period of 2021, primarily due to a decrease in payroll expenses resulting from our continued efforts in cost optimization.

General and administrative expenses decreased by 23.7% to RMB79.9 million (US$11.2 million) in the first nine months of 2022 from RMB104.7 million in the same period of 2021, primarily due to decreases in professional fees, share-based compensation expenses and payroll costs, partially offset by an increase in credit loss expenses.

Impairment of goodwill and intangible assets was RMB13.3 million (US$1.9 million) in the first nine months of 2022, which was the impairment of the goodwill and intangible assets of an acquired subsidiary, Newsky Wisdom Treasure (Beijing) Co., Ltd. There was no such impairment loss in the same period of 2021.

Loss from operations was RMB122.4 million (US$17.2 million) in the first nine months of 2022, compared with RMB197.3 million in the same period of 2021. Operating loss margin was 16.5% in the first nine months of 2022, compared with 35.5% in the same period of 2021. The decrease in operating loss was mainly attributable to an increase in revenues and a decrease in operating expenses resulting from efficiency improvement and cost optimization, partially offset by the impairment of goodwill and intangible assets.

Others, net decreased by 73.6% to RMB11.6 million (US$1.6 million) in the first nine months of 2022 from RMB44.0 million in the same period of 2021. The Company recognized an impairment loss of RMB8.7 million on investments and an investment gain of RMB6.1 million resulting from the deconsolidation of one of its subsidiaries[4] in the first nine months of 2022; while the Company recognized a realized investment gain of RMB40.3 million from the investment in Conflux Global, a decentralized applications block-chain solution provider, in the first nine months of 2021. There was no such gain in the same period of 2022.

Net loss was RMB114.1 million (US$16.0 million) in the first nine months of 2022 compared with RMB155.8 million in the same period of 2021. Net loss margin was 15.4% in the first nine months of 2022 compared with 28.0% in the same period of 2021.

Non-GAAP adjusted net loss[1], which excluded share-based compensation expenses, investment impairment loss, impairment of goodwill and intangible assets, investment gain of deconsolidation of subsidiaries and tax effects of above Non-GAAP adjustments, was RMB92.2 million (US$13.0 million) in the first nine months of 2022, compared with RMB140.8 million in the same period of 2021. Non-GAAP adjusted net loss margin[1] was 12.4% in the first nine months of 2022 compared with 25.3% in the same period of 2021.

Non-GAAP adjusted EBITDA[2], which excluded share-based compensation expenses, investment impairment loss, impairment of goodwill and intangible assets, investment gain of deconsolidation of subsidiaries, depreciation and amortization, interest income and expenses, and income tax benefits from net loss, for the first nine months of 2022 was a loss of RMB84.7 million (US$11.9 million), compared with a loss of RMB129.5 million in the same period of 2021.

Conference Call 

The Company’s management will host an earnings conference call at 7:00 AM U.S. Eastern Time on December 2, 2022 (8:00 PM Beijing/Hong Kong Time on December 2, 2022).  

Dial-in details for the earnings conference call are as follows:  

United States (toll free):  1-888-346-8982  
International:  1-412-902-4272  
Hong Kong, China (toll free):  800-905-945  
Hong Kong, China:  852-3018-4992  
Mainland China:  400-120-1203  

Participants should dial-in at least 5 minutes before the scheduled start time and ask to be connected to the call for “Jianpu Technology Inc.”  

Additionally, a live and archived webcast of the conference call will be available on the Company’s investor relations website at http://ir.jianpu.ai.  

A replay of the conference call will be accessible approximately one hour after the conclusion of the live call until December 9, 2022, by dialing the following telephone numbers:  

United States (toll free):  1-877-344-7529  
International:  1-412-317-0088  
Replay Access Code:  3587296

About Jianpu Technology Inc.

Jianpu Technology Inc. is a leading independent open platform for the discovery and recommendation of financial products in China. The Company connects users with financial service providers in a convenient, efficient, and secure way. By leveraging its proprietary technology, Jianpu provides users with customized search results and recommendations tailored to each user’s particular financial needs and profile. The Company also enables financial service providers with sales and marketing solutions to reach and serve their target customers more effectively through integrated channels and enhance their competitiveness by providing them with tailored data, risk management services and solutions. The Company is committed to maintaining an independent open platform, which allows it to serve the needs of users and financial service providers impartially. For more information, please visit http://ir.jianpu.ai.

Use of Non-GAAP Financial Measures

The Company uses adjusted EBITDA and adjusted net (loss)/income, each a Non-GAAP financial measure, in evaluating its operating results and for financial and operational decision-making purposes.

The Company believes that adjusted EBITDA and adjusted net (loss)/income help identify underlying trends in its business that could otherwise be distorted by the effect of the expenses and gains that the Company include in (loss)/income from operations and net (loss)/income. The Company believes that adjusted EBITDA and adjusted net (loss)/income provide useful information about its operating results, enhance the overall understanding of its past performance and future prospects and allow for greater visibility with respect to key metrics used by its management in its financial and operational decision-making.

Adjusted EBITDA and adjusted net (loss)/income should not be considered in isolation or construed as alternatives to net (loss)/income or any other measure of performance or as indicators of the Company’s operating performance. Investors are encouraged to review the historical Non-GAAP financial measures to the most directly comparable GAAP measures. Adjusted EBITDA and adjusted net (loss)/income 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 the Company’s data. The Company encourages investors and others to review its financial information in its entirety and not rely on a single financial measure.

Adjusted EBITDA represents EBITDA before share-based compensation expenses, investment impairment loss, impairment of goodwill and intangible assets, investment gain of deconsolidation of subsidiaries and tax effects of above Non-GAAP adjustments. EBITDA represents net (loss)/income before interest, tax, depreciation and amortization.

Adjusted net (loss)/income represents net (loss)/income before share-based compensation expenses, investment impairment loss, impairment of goodwill and intangible assets, investment gain of deconsolidation of subsidiaries and tax effects of above Non-GAAP adjustments.

For more information on this Non-GAAP financial measure, please see the table captioned “Unaudited Reconciliations of GAAP and Non-GAAP results” set forth at the end of this press release.

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