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    iHuman Inc. Announces Third Quarter 2021 Unaudited Financial Results and Share Repurchase Program

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    BEIJING, Dec. 21, 2021 /PRNewswire/ — iHuman Inc. (NYSE: IH) (“iHuman” or the “Company”), a leading provider of tech-powered smart learning products in China, today announced its unaudited financial results for the third quarter ended September 30, 2021. The Company also announced that its board of directors (the “Board”) has authorized a share repurchase plan under which the Company may repurchase up to US$10 million of its shares over the next 12 months (the “Share Repurchase Program”).

    Third Quarter 2021 Highlights

    • Total revenues were RMB259.0 million (US$40.2 million), a year-over-year increase of 65.1%.
    • Revenues from online subscriptions were RMB220.5 million (US$34.2 million), a year-over-year increase of 82.7%.
    • Gross profit was RMB180.2 million (US$28.0 million), a year-over-year increase of 67.5%.
    • Operating loss was RMB43.9 million (US$6.8 million), compared with an operating income of RMB13.5 million in the same period last year.
    • Net loss was RMB38.2 million (US$5.9 million), compared with a net income of RMB10.6 million in the same period last year.
    • Average total MAUs[1] reached a record high of 17.68 million, a year-over-year increase of 58.6%.
    • Number of paying users[2] was 1.64 million, a year-over-year increase of 19.7%.

    Dr. Peng Dai, Director and Chief Executive Officer of iHuman, commented, “We are pleased to report another solid quarter, during which we saw continued momentum in user growth, with average total MAUs hitting a new high of 17.68 million, which was an increase of 58.6% year-over-year. This further solidified our position in the market. Our mission from the start has been to transform learning into a fun journey for every child. Essential to this has been our laser focus on high quality content and advanced technological capabilities, which we believe have been two cornerstones of our business growth. During the quarter, we continued to optimize our existing product offerings by adding new content and features that cater to the interests of kids and help them learn while having fun. For example, we added assorted themes to iHumanpedia, our STEM-focused product, which features animated video content that kids can easily relate to in their daily lives. We aim to further expand the content of this app by adding a growing series of topics in the future. Meanwhile, we continued to develop products that support the all-around development of children, especially their creativity, fitness, and overall interest in learning. We just launched iHuman Kids Workout, an AI-powered fitness app designed specifically for children. iHuman Kids Workout aims to provide a fun, scientific and effective way of exercising at home by combining physical fitness knowledge with fun and interactive content. Through our relentless efforts in product improvement and technology innovation, we believe we have laid a solid foundation for healthy development over the long-term.”

    Ms. Vivien Weiwei Wang, Director and Chief Financial Officer of iHuman, added, “We are happy to announce another quarter of strong growth. Total revenues increased 65.1% year-over-year to RMB259.0 million. Revenues from online subscriptions grew an even faster 82.7% year-over-year to RMB220.5 million. Our self-directed apps that feature comprehensive and engaging content allow kids to learn at their own pace in a fun and dynamic manner. Leveraging our affordable pricing and ease of use, we were able to broaden our reach while making learning more inclusive. During the quarter, we continued to strategically increase our R&D investments to expand our product portfolio both horizontally and vertically. While optimizing our existing offerings, we are also developing new products to further expand our comprehensive portfolio and better support the all-around development of children. This will provide us with new growth drivers and open up additional market opportunities going forward. As a part of our commitment to raise value for our shareholders, and in recognition of our strong financial position and outlook, we are pleased to report that our Board authorized a US$10 million share repurchase program. Looking ahead, we will continue to focus our R&D efforts on supporting product enhancements and development, further advancing our technological capabilities, expanding our content library, and further improving the accessibility of our apps as we look to achieve sustainable business growth in the future.”

    Third Quarter 2021 Unaudited Financial Results

    Revenues

    Total revenues were RMB259.0 million (US$40.2 million), an increase of 65.1% from RMB156.9 million in the same period last year.

    Revenues from online subscriptions were RMB220.5 million (US$34.2 million), an increase of 82.7% from RMB120.7 million in the same period last year, primarily driven by user expansion and enhanced user engagement. Average total MAUs for the quarter were 17.68 million, an increase of 58.6% year-over-year from 11.15 million in the same period last year. The number of paying users for the quarter was 1.64 million, a year-over-year increase of 19.7% from 1.37 million in the same period last year.

    Revenues from offline products and others were RMB38.5 million (US$6.0 million), an increase of 6.4% from RMB36.2 million in the same period last year.

    Cost of Revenues

    Cost of revenues were RMB78.8 million (US$12.2 million), an increase of 59.7% from RMB49.3 million in the same period last year, primarily due to an increase in channel and product costs, which was in line with the Company’s revenue expansion.

    Gross Profit and Gross Margin

    Gross profit was RMB180.2 million (US$28.0 million), an increase of 67.5% from RMB107.6 million in the same period last year. Gross margin was 69.6%, compared with 68.5% in the same period last year.

    Operating Expenses

    Total operating expenses were RMB224.1 million (US$34.8 million), an increase of 138.3% from RMB94.0 million in the same period last year.

    Research and development expenses were RMB131.1 million (US$20.3 million), an increase of 134.7% from RMB55.9 million in the same period last year, primarily due to a rise in payroll-related expenses and outsourcing expenses as the Company continued to expand its research and development capabilities, and enhance and develop its tech-powered smart learning products.

    Sales and marketing expenses were RMB67.2 million (US$10.4 million), an increase of 195.7% from RMB22.7 million in the same period last year, primarily due to an increase in advertising and promotion expenses as the Company strategically strengthened its brand recognition as a publicly listed company, as well as an increase in payroll-related expenses.

    General and administrative expenses were RMB25.8 million (US$4.0 million), an increase of 67.1% from RMB15.4 million in the same period last year, primarily due to an increase in payroll-related expenses and compliance costs related to being a publicly listed company.

    Operating Income (Loss)

    Operating loss was RMB43.9 million (US$6.8 million), compared with operating income of RMB13.5 million in the same period last year.

    Excluding share-based compensation expenses, adjusted operating loss[3] was RMB41.5 million (US$6.4 million), compared with adjusted operating income of RMB13.5 million in the same period last year.

    Net Income (Loss)

    Net loss was RMB38.2 million (US$5.9 million), compared with net income of RMB10.6 million in the same period last year.

    Adjusted net loss[3] was RMB35.8 million (US$5.6 million), compared with adjusted net income of RMB10.6 million in the same period last year.

    Net loss attributable to ordinary shareholders was RMB38.2 million (US$5.9 million), compared with net income attributable to ordinary shareholders of RMB6.6 million in the same period last year.

    Adjusted net loss attributable to ordinary shareholders was RMB35.8 million (US$5.6 million), compared with adjusted net income attributable to ordinary shareholders of RMB6.6 million in the same period last year.

    Basic and diluted net loss per ADS were RMB0.72 (US$0.11), compared with basic and diluted net income per ADS of RMB0.15 in the same period last year. Each ADS represents five Class A ordinary shares of the Company.

    Adjusted diluted net loss per ADS was RMB0.67 (US$0.10), compared with adjusted diluted net income per ADS of RMB0.15 in the same period last year.

    Deferred Revenue and Customer Advances

    Deferred revenue and customer advances were RMB331.4 million (US$51.4 million) as of September 30, 2021, compared with RMB268.6 million as of December 31, 2020, primarily driven by user expansion and enhanced user engagement.

    Cash and Cash Equivalents

    Cash and cash equivalents were RMB918.9 million (US$142.6 million) as of September 30, 2021, compared with RMB861.7 million as of December 31, 2020.

    [1] “Average total MAUs” refers to the monthly average of the sum of the MAUs of each of the Company’s apps during a specific period, which is counted based on the number of unique mobile devices through which such app is accessed at least once in a given month, and duplicate access to different apps is not eliminated from the total MAUs calculation.

    [2] “Paying users” refers to users who paid subscription fees for premium content on any of the Company’s apps during a specific period; a user who makes payments across different apps using the same registered account is counted as one paying user, and a user who makes payments for the same app multiple times in the same period is counted as one paying user.

    [3] “Adjusted operating income (loss)” and “adjusted net income (loss)” exclude share-based compensation expenses. Please see “Non-GAAP Financial Measures” and “Unaudited Reconciliation of GAAP and non-GAAP Results” at the end of this press release.

    Share Repurchase Program

    The Board has authorized a share repurchase plan under which the Company may repurchase up to US$10 million of its shares over the next 12 months. The Company’s proposed repurchases may be made from time to time through open market transactions at prevailing market prices, in privately negotiated transactions, in block trades and/or through other legally permissible means, depending on the market conditions and in accordance with applicable rules and regulations. The timing and dollar amount of repurchase transactions will be subject to the Securities and Exchange Commission (the “SEC”) Rule 10b-18 and/or Rule 10b5-1 requirements. The Board will review the Share Repurchase Program periodically, and may authorize adjustments of its terms and size or suspend or discontinue the program. The Company expects to fund the repurchases under the Share Repurchase Program with its existing cash balance.

    Exchange Rate Information

    The U.S. dollar (US$) amounts disclosed in this press release, except for those transaction amounts that were actually settled in U.S. dollars, are presented solely for the convenience of the reader.  The conversion of Renminbi (RMB) into US$ in this press release is based on the exchange rate set forth in the H.10 statistical release of the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System as of September 30, 2021, which was RMB6.4434 to US$1.00. The percentages stated in this press release are calculated based on the RMB amounts.

    Non-GAAP Financial Measures

    iHuman considers and uses non-GAAP financial measures, such as adjusted operating income (loss), adjusted net income (loss), adjusted net income (loss) attributable to ordinary shareholders and adjusted diluted net income (loss) per ADS, as supplemental metrics in reviewing and assessing its operating performance and formulating its business plan. The presentation of non-GAAP financial measures is not intended to be considered in isolation or as a substitute for the financial information prepared and presented in accordance with accounting principles generally accepted in the United States of America (“U.S. GAAP”). iHuman defines adjusted operating income (loss), adjusted net income (loss), adjusted net income (loss) attributable to ordinary shareholders and adjusted diluted net income (loss) per ADS excluding share-based compensation expenses. Adjusted operating income (loss), adjusted net income (loss), adjusted net income (loss) attributable to ordinary shareholders and adjusted diluted net income (loss) per ADS enable iHuman’s management to assess its operating results without considering the impact of share-based compensation expenses, which are non-cash charges. iHuman believes that these non-GAAP financial measures provide useful information to investors in understanding and evaluating the Company’s current operating performance and prospects in the same manner as management does, if they so choose.

    Non-GAAP financial measures are not defined under U.S. GAAP and are not presented in accordance with U.S. GAAP. Non-GAAP financial measures have limitations as analytical tools, which possibly does not reflect all items of expense that affect our operations. Share-based compensation expenses have been and may continue to be incurred in our business and are not reflected in the presentation of adjusted net income (loss) attributable to the Company’s ordinary shareholders. In addition, the non-GAAP financial measures iHuman uses may differ from the non-GAAP measures uses by other companies, including peer companies, and therefore their comparability may be limited. The presentation of these non-GAAP financial measures is not intended to be considered in isolation from or as a substitute for the financial information prepared and presented in accordance with GAAP.

    Safe Harbor Statement

    This announcement contains forward-looking statements. These statements are made under the “safe harbor” provisions of the United States 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” and similar statements. Statements that are not historical facts, including statements about iHuman’s beliefs and expectations, are forward-looking statements. Among other things, the description of the management’s quotations in this announcement contains forward-looking statements. iHuman 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: iHuman’s growth strategies; its future business development, financial condition and results of operations; its ability to continue to attract and retain users, convert non-paying users into paying users and increase the spending of paying users, the trends in, and size of, China’s edutainment market; its expectations regarding demand for, and market acceptance of, its products and services; its expectations regarding its relationships with business partners; general economic and business conditions; and assumptions underlying or related to any of the foregoing. Further information regarding these and other risks is included in iHuman’s filings with the SEC. All information provided in this press release is as of the date of this press release, and iHuman does not undertake any obligation to update any forward-looking statement, except as required under applicable law.

    About iHuman Inc.

    iHuman Inc. is a leading provider of tech-powered smart learning products in China that is committed to transforming learning into a fun journey for every child. Benefiting from a deep legacy that combines a strong foundation in edutainment, decades of industry experience with cutting-edge technologies, and an outstanding reputation for original entertainment content, iHuman provides children with unique, interactive, and entertaining experiences to stimulate their natural curiosity and interest in learning. The Company’s comprehensive suite of innovative and high-quality products include interactive and self-directed online apps and offline products that cover a broad variety of areas to develop children’s creativity and abilities in independent reading, critical thinking, and scientific reasoning and foster their natural interest in traditional Chinese culture. Leveraging advanced technological capabilities, including 3D engines, proprietary edutainment know-how, AI/AR functionality, and big data analysis, iHuman believes it will continue to provide superior learning experiences that are effective and fun for children in China and all over the world through its integrated suite of tech-powered smart learning products.

    For more information about iHuman, please visit https://ir.ihuman.com/.

    For investor and media enquiries, please contact:

    iHuman Inc.
    Mr. Justin Zhang
    Investor Relations Director
    Phone: +86 10 5780-6606
    E-mail: [email protected]

    Christensen
    In China
    Mr. Eric Yuan
    Phone: +86-13801110739
    E-mail: [email protected]

    In US
    Ms. Linda Bergkamp
    Phone: +1-480-614-3004
    E-mail: [email protected]

    iHuman Inc.

    UNAUDITED CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS

    (Amounts in thousands of Renminbi (“RMB”) and U.S. dollars (“US$”)

    except for number of shares, ADSs, per share and per ADS data)

    December 31,

    September 30,

    September 30,

    2020

    2021

    2021

    RMB

    RMB

    US$

    ASSETS

    Current assets

    Cash and cash equivalents 

    861,682

    918,866

    142,606

    Accounts receivable, net

    77,965

    73,388

    11,390

    Amounts due from related parties

    322

    4,044

    628

    Inventories, net

    16,873

    24,839

    3,855

    Prepayments and other current assets

    64,619

    76,873

    11,931

    Total current assets

    1,021,461

    1,098,010

    170,410

    Non-current assets

    Property and equipment, net

    6,390

    13,091

    2,032

    Intangible assets, net

    11,789

    18,888

    2,931

    Operating lease right-to-use assets

    6,521

    53,728

    8,338

    Other non-current assets

    784

    1,578

    245

    Total non-current assets

    25,484

    87,285

    13,546

    Total assets

    1,046,945

    1,185,295

    183,956

    LIABILITIES

    Current liabilities

    Accounts payable

    21,551

    36,855

    5,720

    Amounts due to related parties

    485

    25,374

    3,938

    Deferred revenue and customer advances

    268,613

    331,442

    51,439

    Accrued expenses and other current liabilities

    107,029

    120,110

    18,641

    Current operating lease liabilities

    1,544

    30,461

    4,727

    Total current liabilities

    399,222

    544,242

    84,465

    Non-current liabilities

    Non-current operating lease liabilities

    5,070

    17,892

    2,777

    Total non-current liabilities

    5,070

    17,892

    2,777

    Total liabilities

    404,292

    562,134

    87,242

    SHAREHOLDERS’ EQUITY

    Ordinary shares (par value of US$0.0001 per share,
    700,000,000 Class A shares authorized as of December
    31, 2020 and September 30, 2021; 122,622,382 Class A
    shares issued and outstanding as of December 31, 2020;
    125,122,382 Class A shares issued and 122,622,382
    outstanding as of September 30, 2021; 200,000,000 Class
    B shares authorized, 144,000,000 Class B ordinary shares
    issued and outstanding as of December 31, 2020 and
    September 30, 2021; 100,000,000 shares (undesignated)
    authorized, nil shares (undesignated) issued and
    outstanding as of December 31, 2020 and September 30,
    2021)

    184

    184

    29

    Additional paid-in capital

    1,050,304

    1,063,953

    165,123

    Accumulated other comprehensive loss

    (21,861)

    (25,860)

    (4,013)

    Accumulated deficit

    (385,974)

    (415,116)

    (64,425)

    Total shareholders’ equity

    642,653

    623,161

    96,714

    Total liabilities and shareholders’ equity

    1,046,945

    1,185,295

    183,956

    iHuman Inc.

    UNAUDITED CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF OPERATIONS

    (Amounts in thousands of Renminbi (“RMB”) and U.S. dollars (“US$”)

    except for number of shares, ADSs, per share and per ADS data)

    For the three months ended

    For the nine months ended

    September 30,

    June 30,

    September 30,

    September 30,

    September 30,

    September 30,

    September 30,

    2020

    2021

    2021

    2021

    2020

    2021

    2021

    RMB

    RMB

    RMB

    US$

    RMB

    RMB

    US$

    Revenues

    Online subscriptions

    120,682

    199,198

    220,461

    34,215

    273,144

    611,519

    94,906

    Offline products and others

    36,220

    22,061

    38,522

    5,979

    69,234

    95,381

    14,803

    Total Revenues

    156,902

    221,259

    258,983

    40,194

    342,378

    706,900

    109,709

    Cost of revenues

    Online subscriptions

    (30,921)

    (50,645)

    (55,758)

    (8,654)

    (70,450)

    (153,373)

    (23,803)

    Offline products and others

    (18,426)

    (16,351)

    (23,027)

    (3,574)

    (39,013)

    (57,812)

    (8,972)

    Gross profit

    107,555

    154,263

    180,198

    27,966

    232,915

    495,715

    76,934

    Operating expenses

    Research and development expenses

    (55,865)

    (93,053)

    (131,088)

    (20,345)

    (129,539)

    (306,253)

    (47,530)

    Sales and marketing expenses

    (22,729)

    (45,298)

    (67,216)

    (10,432)

    (51,112)

    (165,441)

    (25,676)

    General and administrative expenses

    (15,420)

    (19,364)

    (25,761)

    (3,998)

    (32,884)

    (67,694)

    (10,506)

    Total operating expenses

    (94,014)

    (157,715)

    (224,065)

    (34,775)

    (213,535)

    (539,388)

    (83,712)

    Operating income (loss)

    13,541

    (3,452)

    (43,867)

    (6,809)

    19,380

    (43,673)

    (6,778)

    Other income, net

    3,829

    5,121

    5,695

    884

    5,588

    14,361

    2,229

    Income (loss) before income taxes

    17,370

    1,669

    (38,172)

    (5,925)

    24,968

    (29,312)

    (4,549)

    Income tax benefit (expenses)

    (6,737)

    238

    (23)

    (4)

    (8,694)

    170

    26

    Net income (loss)

    10,633

    1,907

    (38,195)

    (5,929)

    16,274

    (29,142)

    (4,523)

    Accretion to redemption value of contingently redeemable
        ordinary shares

    (3,996)

    (10,445)

    Net income (loss) attributable to ordinary shareholders

    6,637

    1,907

    (38,195)

    (5,929)

    5,829

    (29,142)

    (4,523)

    Net income (loss) attributable to ordinary shareholders per
        ADS:

       – Basic

    0.15

    0.04

    (0.72)

    (0.11)

    0.14

    (0.55)

    (0.08)

       – Diluted

    0.15

    0.03

    (0.72)

    (0.11)

    0.14

    (0.55)

    (0.08)

    Weighted average number of ADSs:

       – Basic

    43,010,752

    53,324,476

    53,324,476

    53,324,476

    43,010,752

    53,324,476

    53,324,476

       – Diluted

    43,010,752

    54,680,936

    53,324,476

    53,324,476

    43,010,752

    53,324,476

    53,324,476

    Total share-based compensation expenses included in:

    Cost of revenues

    257

    244

    38

    768

    119

    Research and development expenses

    1,524

    (24)

    (4)

    5,211

    809

    Sales and marketing expenses

    986

    767

    119

    2,930

    455

    General and administrative expenses

    1,458

    1,379

    214

    4,740

    736

    iHuman Inc.

    UNAUDITED RECONCILIATION OF GAAP AND NON-GAAP RESULTS

    (Amounts in thousands of Renminbi (“RMB”) and U.S. dollars (“US$”)

    except for number of shares, ADSs, per share and per ADS data)

    For the three months ended

    For the nine months ended

    September 30,

    June 30,

    September 30,

    September 30,

    September 30,

    September 30,

    September 30,

    2020

    2021

    2021

    2021

    2020

    2021

    2021

    RMB

    RMB

    RMB

    US$

    RMB

    RMB

    US$

    Operating income (loss)

    13,541

    (3,452)

    (43,867)

    (6,809)

    19,380

    (43,673)

    (6,778)

    Share-based compensation expenses

    4,225

    2,366

    367

    13,649

    2,119

    Adjusted operating income (loss)

    13,541

    773

    (41,501)

    (6,442)

    19,380

    (30,024)

    (4,659)

    Net income (loss)

    10,633

    1,907

    (38,195)

    (5,929)

    16,274

    (29,142)

    (4,523)

    Share-based compensation expenses

    4,225

    2,366

    367

    13,649

    2,119

    Adjusted net income (loss)

    10,633

    6,132

    (35,829)

    (5,562)

    16,274

    (15,493)

    (2,404)

    Accretion to redemption value of contingently redeemable
        ordinary shares

    (3,996)

    (10,445)

    Adjusted net income (loss) attributable to ordinary
        shareholders

    6,637

    6,132

    (35,829)

    (5,562)

    5,829

    (15,493)

    (2,404)

    Diluted net income (loss) per ADS

    0.15

    0.03

    (0.72)

    (0.11)

    0.14

    (0.55)

    (0.08)

    Impact of non-GAAP adjustments

    0.08

    0.05

    0.01

    0.26

    0.03

    Adjusted diluted net income (loss) per ADS

    0.15

    0.11

    (0.67)

    (0.10)

    0.14

    (0.29)

    (0.05)

    Weighted average number of ADSs – diluted

    43,010,752

    54,680,936

    53,324,476

    53,324,476

    43,010,752

    53,324,476

    53,324,476

    Weighted average number of ADSs – adjusted

    43,010,752

    54,680,936

    53,324,476

    53,324,476

    43,010,752

    53,324,476

    53,324,476

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    Source: iHuman Inc.

    Raaj Lokanathan
    A software engineer as a profession. A tech blogger as a passion.

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