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JD.COM - Falls on weak quarterly results

Net income was down 17.7 percent albeit with better-than-expected revenue for the quarter

JD.com Announces Fourth Quarter and Full Year 2017 Results
BEIJING, March 02, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- JD.com, Inc. (NASDAQ:JD), China’s largest retailer, today announced its unaudited financial results for the quarter and full year ended December 31, 2017.

Fourth Quarter and Full Year 2017 Highlights for Continuing Operations

Net revenues1 for the fourth quarter of 2017 were RMB110.2 billion (US$216.9 billion), an increase of 38.7% from the fourth quarter of 2016. Revenues from services and others for the fourth quarter of 2017 were RMB10.0 billion (US$1.5 billion), an increase of 54.7% from the fourth quarter of 2016. Net revenues for the full year of 2017 were RMB362.3 billion (US$55.7 billion), an increase of 40.3% from the full year of 2016. Revenues from services and others increased by 49.9% in 2017.

Gross profit3 for the fourth quarter of 2017 was RMB14.4 billion (US$2.2 billion), compared to RMB10.8 billion in the fourth quarter of 2016. Gross profit for the full year of 2017 was RMB50.8 billion (US$7.8 billion), an increase of 43.7% from the full year of 2016. Non-GAAP gross profit4 for the full year of 2017 was RMB50.0 billion (US$7.7 billion), an increase of 44.7% from the full year of 2016.

Net loss from continuing operations attributable to ordinary shareholders for the fourth quarter of 2017 was RMB909.2 million (US$139.7 million), a decrease of 27.9% from RMB1,261.4 million net loss for the same period last year. Non-GAAP net income from continuing operations attributable to ordinary shareholders5 for the fourth quarter of 2017 was RMB449.3 million (US$69.1 million), compared to RMB779.7 million for the same period last year. Net income from continuing operations attributable to ordinary shareholders for the full year of 2017 was RMB116.8 million (US$18.0 million), compared to a net loss from continuing operations attributable to ordinary shareholders of RMB2.0 billion for the full year of 2016. Non-GAAP net income from continuing operations attributable to ordinary shareholders for the full year of 2017 was RMB5.0 billion (US$0.8 billion), an increase of 140% from the full year of 2016.

Diluted EPS and Non-GAAP Diluted EPS. Diluted net loss per ADS from continuing operations for the fourth quarter of 2017 was RMB0.64 (US$0.10), compared to RMB0.89 for the fourth quarter of 2016. Non-GAAP diluted net income per ADS from continuing operations for the fourth quarter was RMB0.31 (US$0.05), compared to RMB0.54 for the same quarter last year. Diluted net income per ADS from continuing operations for the full year of 2017 was RMB0.08 (US$0.01), compared to diluted net loss per ADS from continuing operations of RMB1.43 for the full year of 2016. Non-GAAP diluted net income per ADS from continuing operations for the full year of 2017 was RMB3.41 (US$0.52), as compared to RMB1.45 in the full year of 2016.

Operating cash flow from continuing operations for the twelve months ended December 31, 2017 increased to RMB27.3 billion (US$4.2 billion) from RMB10.0 billion for the twelve months ended December 31, 2016. Free cash flow6 from continuing operations, which excludes the impact from JD Finance related credit products included in the operating cash flow, for the twelve months ended December 31, 2017 increased to RMB15.7 billion (US$2.4 billion) from RMB13.5 billion for the twelve months ended December 31, 2016.

Annual active customer accounts increased by 29.1% to 292.5 million in the twelve months ended December 31, 2017 from 226.6 million in the twelve months ended December 31, 2016.
“Our unmatched online shopping experience continued to reshape Chinese e-commerce, win over consumers and drive robust growth in 2017,” said Richard Liu, Chairman and CEO of JD.com. “As we implement our vision of ‘boundaryless retail,’ we are working with top industry players to build China’s most advanced and comprehensive retail ecosystem to reach consumers wherever and whenever they shop. Looking ahead, we will remain focused on using technology, AI and big-data to revolutionize e-commerce while leveraging JD’s established infrastructure to empower our partners.”

“We are very pleased to report another quarter of strong top line growth, as well as record full year profitability in 2017,” said Sidney Huang, JD.com’s Chief Financial Officer. “In 2018, we will continue to prioritize investments in technology, user experience and expanding the JD ecosystem to bring more value to our customers and business partners.”


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