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Waterdrop Inc. Announces Second Quarter 2022 Unaudited Financial Results


BEIJING, Sept. 9, 2022 /PRNewswire/ -- Waterdrop Inc. ("Waterdrop", the "Company" or "we") (NYSE: WDH), a leading technology platform dedicated to insurance and healthcare service with a positive social impact, today announced its unaudited financial results for the second quarter ended June 30, 2022.

Financial and Operational Highlights for the Second Quarter of 2022

Mr. Peng Shen, Founder, Chairman, and Chief Executive Officer of Waterdrop, commented, "In the second quarter of 2022, we made further progress in enhancing our profitability. At this stage, our profits derive solely from insurance-related business. This third consecutive quarter of profitability is a testament to the fact that our business has entered the profit-making phase. Going forward, we will continue to strengthen our operational efficiency and optimize cost structure to achieve a healthy development. Our strong operational and financial performance has once again enhanced our confidence in our ability to maintain momentum and achieve the overall profitability goal we set for the full year of 2022.

For our insurance business, we continued to optimize the operating model of 'multi-platform, multi-supply and multi-service mode' in the second quarter. Down the road, we will continue to strengthen insurance product innovation and offer value-added services to diverse customer segments, while actively exploring other potential growth channels. We managed to enhance our take rate and maintain the repurchase and renewal rates at a high level. We also launched 'Waterdrop Blue Ocean', the industry's first customized critical illness insurance products waiving health declarations, further expanding our user base beyond healthy customers to extend coverage to customers with pre-existing medical conditions.

For our medical crowdfunding business, we established an Operational Transparency Committee to systematically ensure the authenticity of the campaigns initiated on the Waterdrop Medical Crowdfunding platform, and to safeguard the rights and interests of fundraisers and donors. I myself serve as the head of the committee. We will make every effort to promote the best practices and the orderly development of the whole industry.

In the second quarter of 2022, our E-find Patient Platform sustained its high growth momentum. We successfully enrolled approximately 700 patients in clinical trials and onboarded over 60 new programs by partnering with leading pharmaceutical companies, bringing the total number of clinical trial programs for new drug registrations to more than 300. Apart from the rapid progress of oncology and chronic disease clinical trials, we also made new breakthroughs in the field of rare diseases. Our E-find Patient Platform has become one of China's leading patient recruitment platforms thanks to our deliberate efforts, our ability to efficiently and accurately recruit patients suitable for trial projects, as well as our high operational efficiency. We have now collaborated with most of the top innovative pharmaceutical manufacturers and are exploring CRO business opportunities along the industry chain to maximize our advantages in healthcare."

Financial Results for the Second Quarter of 2022

Operating revenue, net

Net operating revenue for the second quarter of 2022 decreased by 25.3% year over year to RMB701.4 million (US$104.7 million) from RMB939.4 million for the same period of 2021, which was primarily due to the decrease of RMB273.1 million in insurance-related income, partially offset by the increase of RMB56.1 million from crowdfunding service fees. Net operating revenue increased by 8.1% compared with the first quarter of 2022, mainly driven by the increase in crowdfunding service fees.

Operating costs and expenses

Operating costs and expenses decreased by 68.9% year over year to RMB545.5 million (US$81.4 million) for the second quarter of 2022, due to the effective cost control measures taken since the third quarter of 2021. On a quarter-over-quarter basis, operating costs and expenses slightly increased by 2.5%.

Operating profit for the second quarter of 2022 was RMB155.9 million (US$23.3 million), compared with an operating loss of RMB815.4 million for the second quarter of 2021 and a profit of RMB116.6 million for the first quarter of 2022.

Interest income for the second quarter of 2022 was RMB15.2 million (US$2.3 million), compared with RMB11.3 million for the same period of 2021. The increase was primarily due to the increase in our bank balance and short-term investments as a result of the receipt of net proceeds from the completion of our initial public offering in May 2021 and positive operating cash flow generated from the business.

Income tax benefit for the second quarter of 2022 was RMB19.8 million (US$2.9 million), compared with an income tax benefit of RMB143.5 million for the same period of 2021.

Net profit attributable to Waterdrop for the second quarter of 2022 was RMB206.9 million (US$30.9 million), compared with a net loss of RMB655.8 million for the same period of 2021, and a net profit of RMB105.0 million for the first quarter of 2022.

Adjusted net profit attributable to Waterdrop for the second quarter of 2022 was RMB232.5 million (US$34.7 million), compared with an adjusted net loss of RMB570.1 million for the same period of 2021, and an adjusted net profit of RMB127.3 million for the first quarter of 2022. 

Cash and cash equivalents and short-term investments

As of June 30, 2022, the Company had combined cash and cash equivalents and short-term investments of RMB3,288.1 million (US$490.9 million), as compared with RMB2,787.1 million as of December 31, 2021.

Share Repurchase Plan

Pursuant to the 12-month share repurchase program announced on September 8, 2021, since the announcement up to the end of the second quarter of 2022, we cumulatively repurchased approximately 4.7 million ADSs from the open market with cash for a total consideration of approximately US$7.2 million.

The board of the Company (the "Board") has approved a new upsized share repurchase program. Under the new program, the Company is authorized to repurchase its own ordinary shares in the form of American depository shares with an aggregate value of up to US$80 million in the twelve-month period. The program will be funded by existing cash on the Company's balance sheet. The decision is made based on the management's confidence in both the external environment and the sound development of the Company. The Company's proposed repurchase may be made from time to time in the open market at prevailing market prices, in privately negotiated transactions, in block trades and/or through other legally permissible means, depending on 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 adjustment of its terms and size or suspend or discontinue the program.

Business Outlook

The Company expects to achieve overall profitability on a non-GAAP basis for the year 2022 under the circumstances that we continue to invest in established businesses and new initiatives. This forecast is based on the current market conditions and reflects the Company's preliminary view and estimates, which are all subject to change.

Exchange Rate

This announcement contains translations of certain RMB amounts into U.S. dollars ("USD" or "US$") at specified rates solely for the convenience of the reader. Unless otherwise stated, all translations from RMB to USD were made at the rate of RMB6.6981 to US$1.00, the noon buying rate in effect on June 30, 2022 in the H.10 statistical release of the Federal Reserve Board. The Company makes no representation that the RMB or USD amounts referred could be converted into USD or RMB, as the case may be, at any particular rate or at all. For analytical presentation, all percentages are calculated using the numbers presented in the financial statements contained in this earnings release.

Non-GAAP Financial Measures

The Company uses non-GAAP financial measures, such as adjusted net operating revenue and adjusted net profit/loss, in evaluating the Company's operating results and for financial and operational decision-making purposes. Adjusted net operating revenue represents net operating revenue excluding management fee income from mutual aid business. Adjusted net profit/loss represents net profit/loss excluding share-based compensation expense, the impact of terminating the mutual aid plan and foreign currency exchange gain or losses. Such adjustments have no impact on income tax.

The non-GAAP financial measures are not presented in accordance with U.S. GAAP and may be different from non-GAAP methods of accounting and reporting used by other companies. The non-GAAP financial measures have limitations as analytical tools and when assessing the Company's operating performance, investors should not consider them in isolation, or as a substitute for net loss or other consolidated statements of comprehensive loss data prepared in accordance with U.S. GAAP. The Company encourages investors and others to review its financial information in its entirety and not rely on a single financial measure. Investors are encouraged to review the Company's historical non-GAAP financial measures to the most directly comparable GAAP measures. Adjusted net operating revenue and adjusted net profit/loss 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 our data. The Company encourages investors and others to review its financial information in its entirety and not rely on a single financial measure.

The Company mitigates these limitations by reconciling the non-GAAP financial measures to the most comparable U.S. GAAP performance measures, all of which should be considered when evaluating the Company's performance.

For more information on the non-GAAP financial measures, please see the table captioned "Reconciliation of GAAP and Non-GAAP Results" set forth at the end of this press release.

Safe Harbor Statement

This press release contains statements that may constitute "forward-looking" statements pursuant to 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," "anticipates," "aims," "future," "intends," "plans," "believes," "estimates," "likely to" and similar statements. Among other things, quotations in this announcement, contain forward-looking statements. Waterdrop may also make written or oral forward-looking statements in its periodic reports to 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. Statements that are not historical facts, including statements about Waterdrop's beliefs, plans and expectations, are forward-looking statements. 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: Waterdrop's mission, goals and strategies; Waterdrop's future business development, financial condition and results of operations; the expected growth of the insurance, medical crowdfunding and healthcare industry in China; Waterdrop's expectations regarding demand for and market acceptance of our products and services; Waterdrop's expectations regarding its relationships with consumers, insurance carriers and other partners; competition in the industry and relevant government policies and regulations relating to insurance, medical crowdfunding and healthcare industry. Further information regarding these and other risks is included in Waterdrop's filings with the SEC. All information provided in this press release is as of the date of this press release, and Waterdrop does not undertake any obligation to update any forward-looking statement, except as required under applicable law.

Conference Call Information

Waterdrop's management team will hold a conference call on September 9, 2022 at 8:00 AM U.S. Eastern Time (8:00 PM Beijing/Hong Kong Time on the same day) to discuss the financial results. Dial-in details for the earnings conference call are as follows:

International:

1-412-317-6061

United States Toll Free:

1-888-317-6003

Hong Kong Toll Free:

800-963976

Hong Kong:

852-58081995

Mainland China:

4001-206115

Elite Entry Number:

8726141

Please dial in 15 minutes before the call is scheduled to begin and provide the Elite Entry Number to join the call.

A telephone replay will be accessible two hours after the conclusion of the conference call through September 16, 2022 by dialing the following numbers:

United States Toll Free:

1-877-344-7529

International:

1-412-317-0088

Access Code:

6133699

A live and archived webcast of the conference call will also be available at the Company's investor relations website at http://ir.waterdrop-inc.com/.

About Waterdrop Inc.

Waterdrop Inc. (NYSE: WDH) is a leading technology platform dedicated to insurance and healthcare service with a positive social impact. Founded in 2016, with the comprehensive coverage of Waterdrop Insurance Marketplace and Waterdrop Medical Crowdfunding, Waterdrop aims to bring insurance and healthcare service to billions through technology. For more information, please visit www.waterdrop-inc.com.

For investor inquiries, please contact

Waterdrop Inc.
Xiaojiao Cui
[email protected]

Christensen

In China
Mr. Eric Yuan
Phone: +86-1380-111-0739
E-mail: [email protected]

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

 

 

WATERDROP INC.

UNAUDITED CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS

(All amounts in thousands, unless otherwise noted)








As of 


December 31, 2021


June 30, 2022


RMB


RMB


USD

Assets






Current assets






       Cash and cash equivalents

817,719


868,593


129,678

       Restricted cash 

667,664


444,248


66,324

       Short-term investments

1,969,362


2,419,525


361,226

       Accounts receivable, net 

643,843


663,053


98,991

       Current contract assets 

563,611


383,435


57,245

       Amount due from related parties

1,049


256


38

       Prepaid expense and other assets

369,794


409,748


61,174

Total current assets

5,033,042


5,188,858


774,676

Non-current assets






       Non-current contract assets

29,889


70,581


10,537

       Property, equipment and software, net

44,762


38,298


5,718

       Intangible assets, net

56,753


56,684


8,463

       Long-term investments

11,812


11,909


1,778

       Right of use assets, net

59,081


38,001


5,673

       Deferred tax assets

11,840


-


-

       Goodwill

3,420


3,420


511

Total non-current assets

217,557


218,893


32,680

Total assets

5,250,599


5,407,751


807,356







Liabilities and Shareholders' Equity 






Current liabilities






       Amount due to related parties

20,449


8,995


1,343

       Insurance premium payables 

685,028


479,615


71,605

       Deferred revenue

803


407


61

       Accrued expenses and other current liabilities

498,752


463,478


69,195

       Current lease liabilities

44,113


28,894


4,314

Total current liabilities 

1,249,145


981,389


146,518

Non-current liabilities






       Non-current lease liabilities

14,477


8,663


1,293

       Deferred tax liabilities

13,551


30,210


4,510

Total non-current liabilities

28,028


38,873


5,803

Total liabilities

1,277,173


1,020,262


152,321







Shareholders' equity






       Class A ordinary shares

107


107


16

       Class B ordinary shares

27


27


4

       Treasury stock

-


(2)


-

       Additional paid-in capital

7,329,420


7,351,294


1,097,519

       Accumulated other comprehensive (loss)/income

(21,492)


58,798


8,778

       Accumulated deficit

(3,334,636)


(3,022,735)


(451,282)

Total shareholders' equity

3,973,426


4,387,489


655,035

Total liabilities and shareholders' equity

5,250,599


5,407,751


807,356

 

 

WATERDROP INC.

UNAUDITED CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF OPERATIONS AND COMPREHENSIVE LOSS 

(All amounts in thousands, except for share and per share data, or otherwise noted)


















For the Three Months Ended 


For the Six Months Ended June 30,



June 30, 2021


March 31, 2022


June 30, 2022


2021


2022



RMB


RMB


RMB


USD


RMB


RMB


USD
















Operating revenue, net


939,354


648,688


701,418


104,719


1,822,721


1,350,106


201,566

Operating costs and expenses(i)















 Operating costs 


(260,417)


(154,880)


(244,616)


(36,520)


(561,025)


(399,496)


(59,643)

 Sales and marketing expenses 


(1,244,935)


(204,343)


(144,423)


(21,562)


(2,082,088)


(348,766)


(52,069)

 General and administrative expenses 


(149,101)


(101,995)


(86,054)


(12,848)


(270,388)


(188,049)


(28,075)

 Research and development expenses 


(100,259)


(70,825)


(70,402)


(10,510)


(185,134)


(141,227)


(21,085)

Total operating costs and expenses


(1,754,712)


(532,043)


(545,495)


(81,440)


(3,098,635)


(1,077,538)


(160,872)

Operating (loss)/profit


(815,358)


116,645


155,923


23,279


(1,275,914)


272,568


40,694

Other income















 Interest income 


11,327


14,492


15,213


2,271


24,542


29,705


4,435

 Foreign currency exchange gain 


1,473


653


163


24


2,257


816


122

 Others, net 


3,332


24,489


15,888


2,373


5,433


40,377


6,028

(Loss)/profit before income tax


(799,226)


156,279


187,187


27,947


(1,243,682)


343,466


51,279

 Income tax benefit/(expense) 


143,474


(51,321)


19,756


2,949


217,774


(31,565)


(4,713)

Net (loss)/profit attributable to Waterdrop Inc.


(655,752)


104,958


206,943


30,896


(1,025,908)


311,901


46,566

 Preferred shares redemption value accretion 


(42,000)


-


-


-


(152,287)


-


-

Net (loss)/profit attributable to ordinary shareholders


(697,752)


104,958


206,943


30,896


(1,178,195)


311,901


46,566

Net (loss)/profit 


(655,752)


104,958


206,943


30,896


(1,025,908)


311,901


46,566

Other comprehensive (loss)/income:















 Foreign currency translation adjustment, net of tax 


(9,253)


(7,783)


83,901


12,526


(12,035)


76,118


11,364

 Unrealized gains on available for sale investments, net of tax 

(848)


1,072


3,100


463


219


4,172


623

Comprehensive (loss)/income


(665,853)


98,247


293,944


43,885


(1,037,724)


392,191


58,553

Weighted average number of ordinary shares used in computing
     net (loss)/profit per share















 Basic  


2,854,023,284


3,938,758,720


3,926,602,657


3,926,602,657


2,027,403,481


3,932,647,108


3,932,647,108

 Diluted 


2,854,023,284


4,017,949,706


4,006,060,346


4,006,060,346


2,027,403,481


4,009,442,628


4,009,442,628

Net (loss)/profit per share attributable to ordinary shareholders













 Basic  


(0.24)


0.03


0.05


0.01


(0.58)


0.08


0.01

 Diluted 


(0.24)


0.03


0.05


0.01


(0.58)


0.08


0.01































(i)  Share-based compensation expenses are included in the operating costs and expenses as follows. 




























For the Three Months Ended 


For the Six Months Ended June 30,



June 30, 2021


March 31, 2022


June 30, 2022


2021


2022



RMB


RMB


RMB


USD


RMB


RMB


USD
















Sales and marketing expenses


(3,633)


(2,802)


(1,771)


(265)


(6,614)


(4,573)


(683)

General and administrative expenses


(73,939)


(16,921)


(19,976)


(2,982)


(135,960)


(36,897)


(5,508)

Research and development expenses


(9,597)


(3,284)


(3,998)


(597)


(15,773)


(7,282)


(1,087)

Total 


(87,169)


(23,007)


(25,745)


(3,844)


(158,347)


(48,752)


(7,278)

 

 

WATERDROP INC.

RECONCILIATIONS OF GAAP AND NON-GAAP RESULTS

(All amounts in thousands, unless otherwise noted)


















For the Three Months Ended 


For the Six Months Ended June 30,



June 30, 2021


March 31, 2022


June 30, 2022


2021


2022



RMB


RMB


RMB


USD


RMB


RMB


USD
















Net operating revenue


939,354


648,688


701,418


104,719


1,822,721


1,350,106


201,566

Less:















       Management fee income 


-


-


-


-


 2,745(ii) 


-


-

Adjusted net operating revenue


939,354


648,688


701,418


104,719


1,819,976


1,350,106


201,566


















For the Three Months Ended


For the Six Months Ended June 30,



June 30, 2021


March 31, 2022


June 30, 2022


2021


2022



RMB


RMB


RMB


USD


RMB


RMB


USD
















Net (loss)/profit


(655,752)


104,958


206,943


30,896


(1,025,908)


311,901


46,566

Add:















        Share-based compensation expense


87,169


23,007


25,745


3,844


158,347


48,752


7,278

        Foreign currency exchange gain


(1,473)


(653)


(163)


(24)


(2,257)


(816)


(122)

        Impact of terminating the mutual aid plan (iii)

-


-


-


-


96,697


-


-

Adjusted net (loss)/profit 


(570,056)


127,312


232,525


34,716


(773,121)


359,837


53,722
















(ii) This represents the net management fee revenue related to the mutual aid business for the three months ended March 31, 2021 after recording the RMB19.9 million reduction of
management fee revenue previously recognized for each participant to the extent of the cumulative amount earned until March 26, 2021.
















(iii) This represents the estimated cost of medical expenses and cost of one-year health insurance coverage. RMB19.9 million (US$3.0 million) was accounted for as a reduction of
management fee revenue previously recognized for each participant to the extent of the cumulative amount earned until March 26, 2021. RMB76.8 million (US$11.5 million)
was recorded as operating costs.

 

 

SOURCE Waterdrop Inc.


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