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Baozun Announces First Quarter 2024 Unaudited Financial Results

2024-05-28 18:00:00

SHANGHAI, May 28, 2024 /PRNewswire/ -- Baozun Inc. (Nasdaq: BZUN and HKEX: 9991) ("Baozun", the "Company" or the "Group"), a leading brand e-commerce solution provider and digital commerce enabler in China, today announced its unaudited financial results for the first quarter ended March 31, 2024.

Mr. Vincent Qiu, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Baozun, commented, "I'm pleased with our solid execution of transformation in the first quarter of 2024. E-Commerce has made progress in growing service revenue and introducing high-quality exclusive distribution models. Brand Management continues to advance in transforming Gap China, launching several China-for-China products and merchandising programs, which have shown positive market acceptance. With these encouraging results, we are confident and committed to our strategic transformation to drive growth."

Ms. Catherine Zhu, Chief Financial Officer of Baozun, commented, "I'm delighted to report that Baozun achieved a 5% year-over-year revenue growth, driven by Brand Management's increased contributions and better topline momentum from E-Commerce. We also enriched operating cash flows and free cash flow, achieving a solid year-over-year improvement. Additionally, the operating cash flow for our E-Commerce segment in the first quarter turned positive for the first time since 2019. As we navigate through 2024, our focus remains on driving strategic growth, ensuring financial stability, and creating sustainable value for our shareholders."

First Quarter 2024 Financial Highlights

  • Total net revenues were RMB1,979.8 million (US$[1]274.2 million), representing an increase of 4.9% compared with RMB1,887.8 million for the same period of 2023.
  • Loss from operations was RMB54.8 million (US$7.6 million), compared with RMB40.6 million in the same quarter of last year. Operating margin was negative 2.8%, compared with negative 2.2% for the same period of 2023.
  • Non-GAAP loss from operations[2] was RMB17.5 million (US$2.4 million), compared with RMB9.7 million in the same quarter of last year, with the increase loss mainly due to loss from Brand Management. Non-GAAP operating margin was negative 0.9%, compared with negative 0.5% for the same period of 2023.
    - Adjusted operating profit of E-Commerce[3] was RMB11.8 million (US$1.6 million), compared with RMB25.2 million for the same period of 2023.
    - Adjusted operating loss of Brand Management[3] was RMB29.3 million (US$4.0 million), compared with RMB34.9 million for the same period of 2023.
  • Net loss attributable to ordinary shareholders of Baozun Inc. was RMB66.6 million (US$9.2 million), narrowed from RMB83.5 million for the same period of 2023.
  • Non-GAAP net loss attributable to ordinary shareholders of Baozun Inc.[4] was RMB15.4 million (US$2.1 million), compared with RMB13.1 million for the same period of 2023.
  • Basic and diluted net loss attributable to ordinary shareholders of Baozun Inc. per American Depositary Share ("ADS[5]") were both RMB1.10 (US$0.15), improved from both RMB1.42 for the same period of 2023.
  • Basic and diluted non-GAAP net loss attributable to ordinary shareholders of Baozun Inc. per ADS[6] were both RMB0.25 (US$0.03), respectively, compared with both RMB0.22 for the same period of 2023.
  • Cash and cash equivalents, restricted cash, and short-term investments totaled RMB2,946.7 million (US$408.1 million), as of March 31, 2024, compared with RMB 3,072.8 million as of December 31, 2023.

 

 

Reconciliations of GAAP measures to non-GAAP measures presented above are included at the end of this results announcement.

Adjusted operating profits/losses by segment are included in the Segments data of Segment Information.

Business Highlights

Baozun e-Commerce, or "BEC"

Baozun e-Commerce includes our China e-commerce businesses, such as brands' store operations, customer services and value-added services in logistics and supply chain management, IT and digital marketing. During the quarter, total service revenue returned to growth, with double digit growth in sportswear store operation revenues and strong performance in digital marketing and IT services.

Omni-channel expansion remains a key theme for our brand partners. By the end of the first quarter, approximately 42.8% of our brand partners engaged with us for store operations of at least two channels.

Baozun Brand Management, or "BBM"

BBM engages in holistic brand management, including strategy and tactic positioning, branding and marketing, retail and e-commerce operations, supply chain and logistics, and technology empowerment. We aim to leverage our portfolio of technologies to forge longer and deeper relationships with brands.

Currently, we have Gap brand and Hunter brand under our Brand Management business line. During the quarter, product sales revenue for Brand Management totaled RMB312.9 million, a year-over-year increase of 65.6% from RMB189.0 million in the same quarter of last year. The year-over-year comparison also included a timing impact, as the Company started consolidation of Gap Shanghai in February 2023. Gross profit margin of product sales for Brand Management in the first quarter of 2024 was 53.1%.

First Quarter 2024 Financial Results

Total net revenues were RMB1,979.8 million (US$274.2 million), an increase of 4.9% from RMB1,887.8 million in the same quarter of last year. The increase in total net revenues was mainly driven by a 65.6% increase in product sales revenue of Brand Management.

Total product sales revenue was RMB707.5 million (US$98.0 million), compared with RMB666.1 million in the same quarter of last year, of which,

  • Product sales revenue of E-Commerce was RMB394.6 million (US$54.7 million), a decrease of 17.3% from RMB477.1 million in the same quarter of last year. The decrease was primarily attributable to the Company's optimization of its product portfolio in distribution model, especially in the fast-moving consumer goods sector.

The following table sets forth a breakdown of product sales revenues of E-Commerce by key categories[7] for the periods indicated:

 

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