UNITED STATES

SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION

Washington, D.C. 20549

 


 

FORM 6-K

 


 

REPORT OF FOREIGN PRIVATE ISSUER

PURSUANT TO RULE 13a-16 OR 15d-16

OF THE SECURITIES EXCHANGE ACT OF 1934

 

For the month of May 2020

 

Commission File Number: 001-37361

 


 

Sina Corporation

(Registrant’s Name)

 


 

SINA Plaza, No. 8 Courtyard 10

the West Xibeiwang E. Road

Haidian District, Beijing 100193

People’s Republic of China

(Address of Principal Executive Offices)

 


 

Indicate by check mark whether the registrant files or will file annual reports under cover Form 20-F or Form 40-F.

 

Form 20-F x      Form 40-F o

 

Indicate by check mark if the registrant is submitting the Form 6-K in paper as permitted by Regulation S-T Rule 101(b)(1): o

 

Indicate by check mark if the registrant is submitting the Form 6-K in paper as permitted by Regulation S-T Rule 101(b)(7): o

 

 

 


 

EXHIBIT INDEX

 

99.1 - Press Release

 

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SIGNATURES

 

Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, the registrant has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned, thereunto duly authorized.

 

 

 

SINA CORPORATION

 

 

 

 

 

 

Date: May 20, 2020

By:

/s/ Bonnie Yi Zhang

 

 

Bonnie Yi Zhang

 

 

Chief Financial Officer

 

3


Exhibit 99.1

 

SINA Reports First Quarter 2020 Unaudited Financial Results

 

BEIJING, China—May 19, 2020—SINA Corporation (the “Company” or “SINA”) (NASDAQ: SINA), a leading online media company serving China and the global Chinese communities, today announced its unaudited financial results for the first quarter ended March 31, 2020.

 

First Quarter 2020 Highlights

 

·          Net revenues decreased 8% year-over-year to $435.1 million. Non-GAAP net revenues decreased 8% year-over-year to $432.4 million, representing a decrease of 4% on a constant currency basis [1].

·          Advertising revenues decreased 20% year-over-year to $310.0 million.

·          Non-advertising revenues increased 44% year-over-year to $125.1 million. Non-GAAP non-advertising revenues increased 45% year-over-year to $122.4 million.

·          Net income attributable to SINA was $82.4 million, or $1.21 for diluted net income per share attributable to SINA’s ordinary shareholders. Non-GAAP net income attributable to SINA was $17.0 million, or $0.25 for non-GAAP diluted net income per share attributable to SINA’s ordinary shareholders.

 


[1] On a constant currency (non-GAAP) basis, we assume that the exchange rate in the first quarter of 2020 had been the same as it was in the first quarter of 2019, or RMB6.73=US$1.00.

 

First Quarter 2020 Financial Results

 

For the first quarter of 2020, SINA reported net revenues of $435.1 million, a decrease of 8% compared to $475.1 million for the same period last year. Non-GAAP net revenues for the first quarter of 2020 were $432.4 million, a decrease of 8% compared to $472.5 million for the same period last year.

 

Advertising revenues for the first quarter of 2020 were $310.0 million, a decrease of 20% compared to $388.0 million for the same period last year, primarily due to the adverse impact of the coronavirus pandemic on the overall advertising demand, as well as negative currency translation impact.

 

Non-advertising revenues for the first quarter of 2020 were $125.1 million, an increase of 44% compared to $87.1 million for the same period last year. Non-GAAP non-advertising revenues for the first quarter of 2020 were $122.4 million, an increase of 45% compared to $84.5 million for the same period last year. The year-over-year growth in non-advertising revenues was mainly attributable to increased revenues generated from SINA Fintech businesses, due to growth in loan facilitation volume as well as gross reporting of certain Fintech revenues as required by ASU 2016-13, “Financial InstrumentsCredit Losses (Topic 326), Measurement of Credit Losses on Financial Instruments”.

 


 

Gross margin for the first quarter of 2020 was 66%, compared to 76% for the same period last year. Advertising gross margin for the first quarter of 2020 was 75%, compared to 78% for the same period last year. Non-advertising gross margin for the first quarter of 2020 was 44%, compared to 64% for the same period last year, primarily attributable to the adoption of the current expected credit losses methodology in estimating allowances for credit losses for Fintech businesses and reporting revenue and cost on a gross basis for certain Fintech businesses in accordance with ASU 2016-13.

 

Operating expenses for the first quarter of 2020 totaled $257.9 million, compared to $272.7 million for the same period last year. Non-GAAP operating expenses for the first quarter of 2020 totaled $231.7 million, compared to $245.3 million for the same period last year.

 

Income from operations for the first quarter of 2020 was $30.8 million, compared to $86.9 million for the same period last year. Operating margin was 7%, compared to 18% for the same period last year, as reduced expenses resulting from coronavirus pandemic disruption could not fully offset the revenue impact of the pandemic. Non-GAAP income from operations for the first quarter of 2020 was $57.1 million, compared to $114.2 million for the same period last year. Non-GAAP operating margin was 13%, compared to 24% for the same period last year.

 

Non-operating income for the first quarter of 2020 was $126.7 million, compared to $77.7 million for the same period last year. Non-operating income for the first quarter of 2020 included (i) a $153.5 million gain on deemed disposal and a $47.1 million net loss on sale of investments, fair value changes and impairment on investments, which are excluded under non-GAAP measure; (ii) a $15.0 million net earnings from equity method investments, which is reported one quarter in arrears; and (iii) a $5.2 million net interest and other income. Non-operating income for the first quarter of 2019 included (i) an $80.8 million net gain on sale of investments, fair value changes and impairment on investments, which is excluded under non-GAAP measure; (ii) a $13.1 million net interest and other income; and (iii) a $16.3 million net loss from equity method investments, which is reported one quarter in arrears.

 

Income tax expenses for the first quarter of 2020 were $25.8 million, compared to $65.2 million for the same period last year, largely attributable to a decrease in deferred tax charges recognized from the fair value changes of investments as well as reduced profitability in the first quarter of 2020 compared with the same period last year.

 

Net income attributable to SINA’s ordinary shareholders for the first quarter of 2020 was $82.4 million, compared to $33.1 million for the same period last year. Diluted net income per share attributable to SINA’s ordinary shareholders for the first quarter of 2020 was $1.21, compared to $0.46 for the same period last year. Non-GAAP net income attributable to SINA’s ordinary shareholders for the first quarter of 2020 was $17.0 million, compared to $28.9 million for the same period last year. Non-GAAP diluted net income per share attributable to SINA’s ordinary shareholders for the first quarter of 2020 was $0.25, compared to $0.40 for the same period last year.

 

As of March 31, 2020, SINA’s cash, cash equivalents and short-term investments totaled $2.7 billion, compared to $2.9 billion as of December 31, 2019. For the first quarter of 2020, net cash provided by operating activities was $77.3 million, capital expenditures totaled $11.1 million, and depreciation and amortization expenses amounted to $11.5 million.

 


 

Other Development

 

As of March 31, 2020, the Company has repurchased approximately 3.2 million shares at an average cost of $30.59 under the 2020 New Program. There were 65,384,161 ordinary shares outstanding as of March 31, 2020.

 

Non-GAAP Measures

 

This release contains the following non-GAAP financial measures: non-GAAP net revenues, non-GAAP advertising revenues, non-GAAP non-advertising revenues, non-GAAP advertising and non-advertising gross margin, non-GAAP operating expenses, non-GAAP income from operations, non-GAAP operating margin, non-GAAP net income (loss) attributable to SINA’s ordinary shareholders and non-GAAP diluted net income (loss) per share. These non-GAAP financial measures should be considered in addition to, not as a substitute for, measures of the Company’s financial performance prepared in accordance with U.S. GAAP. The Company’s non-GAAP financial measures may be defined differently than similar terms used by other companies. Accordingly, care should be exercised in understanding how the Company defines its non-GAAP financial measures.

 

The Company’s non-GAAP financial measures exclude recognition of deferred revenues related to the license granted to Leju, stock-based compensation, amortization of intangible assets, litigation reserve for arbitration, adjustment for non-GAAP to GAAP reconciling items on the share of equity method investments (net of share of amortization of intangibles not on their books), gain (loss) on sale of investment, gain (loss) on deemed disposal, fair value changes and impairment on investment, adjustment for non-GAAP to GAAP reconciling items for the income attributable to non-controlling interests, amortization of convertible debt and senior notes issuance cost, and income tax effects of above non-GAAP to GAAP reconciling items. The Company’s management uses these non-GAAP financial measures in their financial and operating decision-making, because management believes these measures reflect the Company’s ongoing business operations in a manner that allows more meaningful period-to-period comparisons. The Company believes that these non-GAAP financial measures provide useful information to investors and others in the following ways: (i) in comparing the Company’s current financial results with the Company’s past financial results in a consistent manner, and (ii) in understanding and evaluating the Company’s current operating performance and future prospects in the same manner as management does, if they so choose. The Company also believes that the non-GAAP financial measures provide useful information to both management and investors by excluding certain expenses, gain (loss) and other items (i) that are not expected to result in future cash payments or (ii) that are non-recurring in nature or may not be indicative of the Company’s core operating results and business outlook.

 

Use of non-GAAP financial measures has limitations. The Company’s non-GAAP financial measures do not include all income and expense items that affect the Company’s operations.  They may not be comparable to non-GAAP financial measures used by other companies. Management compensates for these limitations by also considering the Company’s financial results prepared in accordance with U.S. GAAP. Reconciliations of the Company’s non-GAAP measures to the nearest comparable GAAP measures are set forth in the section below titled “Unaudited Reconciliation of Non-GAAP to GAAP Results.”

 


 

Conference Call

 

SINA will host a conference call from 8:10 a.m. – 8:40 a.m. Eastern Time on May 19, 2020 (or 8:10 p.m. – 8:40 p.m. Beijing Time on May 19, 2020) to present an overview of the Company’s financial performance and business operations.

 

Please register in advance of the conference call using the link provided below. Upon registering, you will be provided with a calendar invite with participant dial-in numbers, passcode, and a unique access pin by email.

 

PRE-REGISTER LINK: https://s1.c-conf.com/diamondpass/10006810-invite.html

 

To join the conference, simply dial the number in the calendar invite you receive after preregistering, enter the passcode followed by your pin, and you will join the conference instantly. A replay of the conference call may be accessed by phone at the following number until May 27, 2020:

 

United States:

1855 883 1031

Hong Kong:

800 930 639

International:

+61 7 3107 6325

Replay PIN:

10006810

 

Additionally, a live and archived webcast of this conference call will be available at http://ir.sina.com.

 

About SINA

 

SINA is a leading online media company serving China and the global Chinese communities. Its digital media network of SINA.com (portal), SINA mobile (mobile portal and mobile apps) and Weibo (social media) enables internet users to access professional media and user generated content in multi-media formats from personal computers and mobile devices and share their interests with friends and acquaintances.

 

SINA.com offers distinct and targeted professional content on each of its region-specific websites and a full range of complementary offerings. SINA mobile provides news information, professional and entertainment content customized for mobile users through mobile applications and mobile portal site SINA.cn.

 

Weibo is a leading social media platform for people to create, distribute and discover content. Based on an open platform architecture, Weibo provides unprecedented and simple way for people and organizations to publicly express themselves in real time, interact with others on a massive global platform and stay connected with the world.

 

Through these properties and other product lines, SINA offer an array of online media and social media services to its users to create a rich canvas for businesses and advertisers to effectively connect and engage with their targeted audiences.

 


 

Safe Harbor Statement

 

This press release contains forward-looking statements that relate to, among other things, SINA’s expected financial performance and SINA’s strategic and operational plans (as described, without limitation, in quotations from management in this press release). SINA may also make forward-looking statements in the Company’s periodic reports to the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, 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 the Company’s beliefs and expectations, are forward-looking statements. These forward-looking statements can be identified by terminology such as “will,” “expects,” “anticipates,” “future,” “intends,” “plans,” “believes,” “confidence,” “estimates” and similar statements. SINA assumes no obligation to update the forward-looking statements in this press release and elsewhere. Forward-looking statements involve inherent risks and uncertainties. A number of important factors could cause actual results to differ materially from those contained in any forward-looking statement. Potential risks and uncertainties include, but are not limited to failure to meet internal or external expectations of future performance given the rapidly evolving markets; condition of the global financial and credit market; the uncertain regulatory landscape in China; fluctuations in the Company’s quarterly operating results; the Company’s reliance on online advertising sales and value-added services for a majority of its revenues; failure to successfully develop, introduce, drive adoption of or monetize new features and products, including portal, Weibo and Fintech products; failure to enter and develop the small and medium enterprise market by the Company or through cooperation with other parties, such as Alibaba; failure to successfully integrate acquired businesses; risks associated with the Company’s investments, including adverse impacts on our financial results from equity pick-up, fair value changes and impairment; and failure to compete successfully against new entrants and established industry competitors. Further information regarding these and other risks is included in SINA’s 2019 annual reports on Form 20-F and other filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission.

 

Contact:

 

Investor Relations

SINA Corporation

Phone: +86 10 5898 3336

Email: ir@staff.sina.com.cn

 


 

SINA CORPORATION

UNAUDITED CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF OPERATIONS

(U.S. Dollars in thousands, except per share data)

 

 

 

Three months ended

 

 

 

March 31,

 

December 31,

 

 

 

2020

 

2019

 

2019

 

Net revenues:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Advertising

 

$

309,995

 

$

388,025

 

$

460,864

 

Non-advertising

 

125,056

 

87,114

 

132,450

 

 

 

435,051

 

475,139

 

593,314

 

Cost of revenues (1):

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Advertising

 

76,855

 

84,379

 

88,121

 

Non-advertising

 

69,534

 

31,144

 

48,121

 

 

 

146,389

 

115,523

 

136,242

 

Gross profit

 

288,662

 

359,616

 

457,072

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Operating expenses:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sales and marketing (1)

 

127,156

 

145,478

 

165,367

 

Product development (1)

 

91,977

 

94,049

 

95,638

 

General and administrative (1)

 

38,726

 

33,160

 

177,411

 

 

 

257,859

 

272,687

 

438,416

 

Income from operations

 

30,803

 

86,929

 

18,656

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Non-operating income (loss):

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Earning (loss) from equity method investments, net

 

15,048

 

(16,253

)

10,353

 

Gain (loss) on sale of investments, fair value changes and impairment on investments, net

 

106,444

 

80,806

 

(234,106

)

Interest and other income, net

 

5,189

 

13,102

 

15,312

 

 

 

126,681

 

77,655

 

(208,441

)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Income (loss) before income taxes

 

157,484

 

164,584

 

(189,785

)

Income tax expenses

 

(25,787

)

(65,235

)

(6,580

)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Net income (loss)

 

131,697

 

99,349

 

(196,365

)

Less: Net income (loss) attributable to non-controlling interests

 

49,257

 

66,266

 

(20,919

)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Net income (loss) attributable to SINA’s ordinary shareholders

 

$

82,440

 

$

33,083

 

$

(175,446

)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Basic net income (loss) per share

 

$

1.21

 

$

0.48

 

$

(2.53

)

Diluted net income (loss) per share (2)

 

$

1.21

 

$

0.46

 

$

(2.53

)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Shares used in computing basic net income (loss) per share

 

68,116

 

69,461

 

69,449

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Shares used in computing diluted net income (loss) per share

 

68,207

 

69,759

 

69,449

 

 


(1) Stock-based compensation in each category:

 

Cost of revenues

 

$

2,745

 

$

2,536

 

$

3,255

 

Sales and marketing

 

5,292

 

5,620

 

6,422

 

Product development

 

8,073

 

9,654

 

10,267

 

General and administrative

 

11,749

 

10,978

 

12,002

 

 

(2) Net income (loss) attributable to SINA’s ordinary shareholders is adjusted for diluted shares issued by our subsidiary and equity method investments.

 


 

SINA CORPORATION

UNAUDITED CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS

(U.S. Dollars in thousands)

 

 

 

March 31,

 

December 31,

 

 

 

2020

 

2019

 

Assets

 

 

 

 

 

Current assets:

 

 

 

 

 

Cash and cash equivalents

 

$

1,466,211

 

$

1,951,886

 

Short-term investments

 

1,216,067

 

951,953

 

Restricted cash

 

245,232

 

184,143

 

Accounts receivable, net

 

576,355

 

601,876

 

Financing receivables, net

 

165,172

 

226,098

 

Prepaid expenses and other current assets

 

753,457

 

695,888

 

Subtotal

 

4,422,494

 

4,611,844

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Property and equipment, net

 

247,329

 

253,179

 

Operating lease right-of-use assets, net

 

21,609

 

24,872

 

Goodwill and intangible assets, net

 

302,076

 

307,300

 

Long-term investments

 

2,338,937

 

2,200,548

 

Other assets

 

78,935

 

71,085

 

Total assets

 

$

7,411,380

 

$

7,468,828

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Liabilities and Shareholders’ Equity

 

 

 

 

 

Current liabilities:

 

 

 

 

 

Accounts payable

 

$

156,883

 

$

170,647

 

Amount due to customers

 

118,281

 

121,558

 

Accrued expenses and other current liabilities

 

845,305

 

886,713

 

Short-term bank loan

 

66,538

 

81,649

 

Deferred revenues

 

221,292

 

143,073

 

Short-term operating lease liabilities

 

12,103

 

12,151

 

Short-term funding debts

 

135,575

 

173,821

 

Income taxes payable

 

129,880

 

129,591

 

Subtotal

 

1,685,857

 

1,719,203

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Convertible debt

 

889,301

 

888,266

 

Senior notes

 

794,319

 

793,985

 

Long-term funding debts

 

38,829

 

22,260

 

Long-term deferred revenues

 

30,609

 

33,217

 

Long-term operating lease liabilities

 

10,436

 

13,081

 

Other long-term liabilities

 

108,195

 

100,903

 

Total liabilities

 

3,557,546

 

3,570,915

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Shareholders’ equity

 

 

 

 

 

SINA shareholders’ equity(1)

 

2,548,871

 

2,638,481

 

Non-controlling interests

 

1,304,963

 

1,259,432

 

Total shareholders’ equity

 

3,853,834

 

3,897,913

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Total liabilities and shareholders’ equity

 

$

7,411,380

 

$

7,468,828

 

 


(1)Effective January 1, 2020, the Company adopted Accounting Standards Update (“ASU”) 2016-13, “Measurement of Credit Loss on Financial Instruments”. ASU 2016-13 replaces the current incurred loss impairment methodology with the expected credit loss impairment model (“CECL”), which requires consideration of a broader range of reasonable and supportable information to estimate expected credit losses over the life of the instrument instead of only when losses are incurred. This standard applies to financial assets measured at amortized cost basis and off-balance-sheet credit exposures not accounted for as insurance. The cumulative impact arising from the adoption was a debit to retained earnings as of January 1, 2020 of $62.1 million.

 


 

SINA CORPORATION

UNAUDITED ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

(U.S. Dollars in thousands)

 

 

 

Three months ended

 

 

 

March 31,

 

December 31,

 

 

 

2020

 

2019

 

2019

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Net revenues

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Weibo:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Advertising and marketing

 

$

275,422

 

$

341,141

 

$

405,921

 

Weibo VAS

 

47,967

 

58,036

 

62,227

 

Subtotal

 

323,389

 

399,177

 

468,148

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Non-Weibo:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Media Advertising

 

36,679

 

46,896

 

56,466

 

Fintech *

 

81,647

 

34,916

 

77,759

 

Subtotal

 

118,326

 

81,812

 

134,225

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Elimination

 

(6,664

)

(5,850

)

(9,059

)

 

 

$

435,051

 

$

475,139

 

$

593,314

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cost of revenues

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Weibo

 

$

74,110

 

$

82,817

 

$

90,566

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Non-Weibo

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Media Advertising

 

17,642

 

21,660

 

20,404

 

Fintech *

 

59,195

 

16,884

 

32,808

 

Subtotal

 

76,837

 

38,544

 

53,212

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Elimination

 

(4,558

)

(5,838

)

(7,536

)

 

 

$

146,389

 

$

115,523

 

$

136,242

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Gross margin

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Weibo

 

77

%

79

%

81

%

Non-Weibo

 

35

%

53

%

60

%

Total gross margin

 

66

%

76

%

77

%

 


*

Fintech includes Fintech services and SINA Media other businesses. For the first quarter of 2020, SINA Media other revenue was $3.9 million, compared to $6.4 million for the same period last year.

 


 

SINA CORPORATION

UNAUDITED RECONCILIATION OF NON-GAAP TO GAAP RESULTS

(U.S. Dollars in thousands, except per share data)

 

 

 

Three months ended

 

 

 

March 31, 2020

 

March 31, 2019

 

December 31, 2019

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Non-GAAP

 

 

 

 

 

 

Non-GAAP

 

 

 

 

 

 

Non-GAAP

 

 

 

Actual

 

Adjustments

 

 

Results

 

Actual

 

Adjustments

 

 

Results

 

Actual

 

Adjustments

 

 

Results

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Advertising revenues

 

$

309,995

 

 

 

 

$

309,995

 

$

388,025

 

 

 

 

$

388,025

 

$

460,864

 

 

 

 

$

460,864

 

Non-advertising revenues

 

125,056

 

(2,609

)

(a)

122,447

 

87,114

 

(2,609

)

(a) 

84,505

 

132,450

 

(2,609

)

(a) 

129,841

 

Net revenues

 

$

435,051

 

$

(2,609

)

 

$

432,442

 

$

475,139

 

$

(2,609

)

 

$

472,530

 

$

593,314

 

$

(2,609

)

 

$

590,705

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

(2,609

)

(a)

 

 

 

 

(2,609

)

(a)

 

 

 

 

(2,609

)

(a)

 

 

 

 

 

 

2,745

 

(b)

 

 

 

 

2,536

 

(b)

 

 

 

 

3,255

 

(b)

 

 

Gross profit

 

$

288,662

 

$

136

 

 

$

288,798

 

$

359,616

 

$

(73

)

 

$

359,543

 

$

457,072

 

$

646

 

 

$

457,718

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

(28,691

)

(b)

 

 

 

 

 

 

(25,114

)

(b)

 

 

 

 

(26,252

)

(b)

 

 

 

 

(1,075

)

(c)

 

 

 

 

 

 

(1,080

)

(c)

 

 

 

 

(1,124

)

(c)

 

 

 

 

(125,809

)

(d)

 

 

Operating expenses

 

$

257,859

 

$

(26,194

)

 

$

231,665

 

$

272,687

 

$

(27,376

)

 

$

245,311

 

$

438,416

 

$

(155,575

)

 

$

282,841

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

(2,609

)

(a)

 

 

 

 

 

 

(2,609

)

(a)

 

 

 

 

(2,609

)

(a)

 

 

 

 

31,946

 

(b)

 

 

 

 

 

 

27,859

 

(b)

 

 

 

 

28,788

 

(b)

 

 

 

 

1,075

 

(c)

 

 

 

 

 

 

1,080

 

(c)

 

 

 

 

1,124

 

(c)

 

 

 

 

125,809

 

(d)

 

 

Income from operations

 

$

30,803

 

$

26,330

 

 

$

57,133

 

$

86,929

 

$

27,303

 

 

$

114,232

 

$

18,656

 

$

156,221

 

 

$

174,877

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

(2,609

)

(a)

 

 

 

 

 

 

(2,609

)

(a) 

 

 

 

 

(2,609

)

(a)

 

 

 

 

31,946

 

(b)

 

 

 

 

 

 

27,859

 

(b)

 

 

 

 

28,788

 

(b)

 

 

 

 

1,075

 

(c)

 

 

 

 

 

 

1,080

 

(c)

 

 

 

 

1,124

 

(c)

 

 

 

 

125,809

 

(d)

 

 

 

 

 

 

(5,873

)

(e)

 

 

 

 

15,307

 

(e)

 

 

 

 

1,669

 

(e)

 

 

 

 

 

 

(106,444

)

(f)

 

 

 

 

(80,806

)

(f)

 

 

 

 

234,106

 

(f)

 

 

 

 

 

 

10,259

 

(g)

 

 

 

 

(7,436

)

(g)

 

 

 

 

(129,158

)

(g)

 

 

 

 

 

 

1,369

 

(h)

 

 

 

 

1,035

 

(h)

 

 

 

 

1,371

 

(h)

 

 

 

 

 

 

8,955

 

(i)

 

 

 

 

40,367

 

(i)

 

 

 

 

(6,032

)

(i)

 

 

Net income (loss) attributable to SINA’s ordinary shareholders

 

$

82,440

 

$

(65,404

)

 

$

17,036

 

$

33,083

 

$

(4,230

)

 

$

28,853

 

$

(175,446

)

$

258,177

 

 

$

82,731

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Diluted net income (loss) per share *

 

$

1.21

 

 

 

 

$

0.25

 

$

0.46

 

 

 

 

$

0.40

 

$

(2.53

)

 

 

 

$

1.17

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Shares used in computing diluted net income (loss) per share

 

68,207

 

 

 

68,207

 

69,759

 

 

 

69,759

 

69,449

 

94

 

(j)

69,543

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Gross margin - advertising

 

75

%

1

%

 

76

%

78

%

1

%

 

79

%

81

%

1

%

 

82

%

Gross margin - non-advertising

 

44

%

-1

%

 

43

%

64

%

-1

%

 

63

%

64

%

-1

%

 

63

%

Operating margin

 

7

%

6

%

 

13

%

18

%

6

%

 

24

%

3

%

27

%

 

30

%

 


(a)

To exclude the recognition of deferred revenue related to the license granted to Leju.

(b)

To exclude stock-based compensation.

(c)

To adjust amortization of intangible assets.

(d)

To exclude the litigation reserve for arbitration of NAI.

(e)

To exclude non-GAAP to GAAP reconciling items on the share of equity method investments, net of share of amortization of intangibles not on their books.

(f)

To exclude (gain) loss on sale of investments, (gain) loss on deemed disposal, fair value changes and impairment on investments, net.

(g)

To exclude non-GAAP to GAAP reconciling items for the income attributable to non-controlling interests.

(h)

To exclude the amortization of convertible debt and senior notes issuance cost.

(i)

To exclude the provision for income tax related to item (c) and (f). Other non-GAAP to GAAP reconciling items have no income tax effect.**

(j)

To adjust the number of shares for dilution resulted from convertible debt and unvested equity granted.

 

 

*

Net income (loss) attributable to SINA’s ordinary shareholders is adjusted for diluted shares issued by our subsidiary and equity method investments.

 

 

**

The Company considered the tax implication arising from the reconciliation items, and those items recorded in entities in tax free jurisdictions were without relevant tax implications. For impairment on investments, valuation allowances were made for those differences the Company does not expect they can be realized in the foreseeable future.

 


 

 

UNAUDITED RECONCILIATION OF SINA’S SHARE OF EQUITY INVESTMENTS’ NON-GAAP TO GAAP RESULTS***

 

 

 

Three months ended

 

 

 

March 31, 2020

 

March 31, 2019

 

December 31, 2019

 

 

 

Actual

 

Adjustments

 

Non-GAAP
Results

 

Actual

 

Adjustments

 

Non-GAAP
Results

 

Actual

 

Adjustments

 

Non-GAAP
Results

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

To exclude stock-based compensation

 

 

 

$

484

 

 

 

 

 

$

287

 

 

 

 

 

$

410

 

 

 

To exclude amortization of intangible assets resulting from business acquisitions

 

 

 

1,045

 

 

 

 

 

1,062

 

 

 

 

 

1,046

 

 

 

To exclude loss on disposal and impairment on investments, net

 

 

 

1,009

 

 

 

 

 

6,713

 

 

 

 

 

1,094

 

 

 

To exclude (gain) loss resulting from the fair value changes in investments, net

 

 

 

(7,735

)

 

 

 

 

7,915

 

 

 

 

 

(205

)

 

 

To exclude tax impacts related to amortization of intangible assets

 

 

 

(244

)

 

 

 

 

(248

)

 

 

 

 

(245

)

 

 

Earning (loss) from equity method investments, net

 

$

14,616

 

$

(5,441

)

$

9,175

 

$

(16,675

)

$

15,729

 

$

(946

)

$

9,922

 

$

2,100

 

$

12,022

 

Share of amortization of equity investments’ intangibles not on their books

 

371

 

(371

)

 

358

 

(358

)

 

369

 

(369

)

 

Share of tax impacts related to amortization of equity investments’ intangibles not on their books

 

61

 

(61

)

 

64

 

(64

)

 

62

 

(62

)

 

 

 

$

15,048

 

$

(5,873

)

$

9,175

 

$

(16,253

)

$

15,307

 

$

(946

)

$

10,353

 

$

1,669

 

$

12,022

 

 


*** Earning (loss) from equity method investments is recorded one quarter in arrears.