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    GigaCloud Technology Inc Announces Third Quarter 2022 Financial Results | News


    HONG KONG, Nov. 30, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — GigaCloud Technology Inc (Nasdaq: GCT) (“GigaCloud” or the “Company”), a pioneer of global end-to-end B2B ecommerce solutions for large parcel merchandise, today announced its unaudited financial results for the quarter and nine months ended September 30, 2022.

    Mr. Larry Lei Wu, Founder, Chairman of the Board of Director and Chief Executive Officer of GigaCloud, commented, “We are very pleased to deliver another quarter of healthy growth despite a challenging macroeconomic backdrop. We leverage our technology and ecommerce platform to reach continuing growth in our revenue, GMV and positive operating cash flows. Our revenue grew by approximately 23% in the third quarter of 2022, compared to the third quarter of 2021. During the third quarter of 2022, our GigaCloud 3P GMV continued to increase as a percentage of total GigaCloud Marketplace GMV, demonstrating an increased economies of scale and user base achieved through our current marketplace model. Coupled with our successful IPO and improvement in operating cash flows in the third quarter, our liquidity and capital resources also saw an increase, providing sufficient capital for us to pursue our business objectives. Going forward, we will continue to leverage our data driven solutions, technological capability and resources to expand and optimize our marketplace, gain market share and better serve our global customers with a stable and efficient B2B ecommerce platform.”

    Mr. David Lau, Chief Financial Officer of GigaCloud, added, “Despite a challenging market environment, our GigaCloud Marketplace GMV has grown over 30% year-over-year, which demonstrated our ability in creating values for our 3P sellers and buyers and expanding our marketplace. We continued to invest in key strategic areas in our Company which had resulted in robust growth in our business during the quarter. With ample cash reserves and positive cash flow generated in the third quarter, we are well positioned to expand the Company globally on a sustainable path.”

    Third Quarter 2022 Financial and Recent Highlights

    • Total revenues were $128.0 million in the third quarter of 2022, an increase of 23.4% from $103.7 million in the third quarter of 2021.
    • Net income was $0.7 million in the third quarter of 2022, compared to net loss of $1.6 million in the third quarter of 2021.
    • Adjusted EBITDA1 was $11.9 million in the third quarter of 2022, compared to $10.0 million in the third quarter of 2021. Adjusted EBITDA means net income excluding interest, income taxes and depreciation, further adjusted to exclude share-based compensation expense. Share-based compensation expense was $8.9 million in the third quarter of 2022 due to consummation of the IPO in August, compared to $9.7 million in the third quarter of 2021.
    • Cash was $116.2 million and restricted cash was $1.5 million as of September 30, 2022, sufficient to meet the Company’s current and anticipated needs for general corporate purposes for at least the next 12 months.
    • In July 2022, the Company entered into a two-year credit facility agreement with Wells Fargo Bank, National Association, under which the Company is able to borrow up to $50 million during the term of the facility, demonstrating confidence and support from financial institutions.

    Operational Highlights

    • GigaCloud Marketplace GMV2 was $486.3 million in the 12 months ended September 30, 2022, an increase of 31.7% from $369.2 million in the 12 months ended September 30, 2021.
    • Active 3P sellers3 were 517 in the 12 months ended September 30, 2022, an increase of 57.1% from 329 in the 12 months ended September 30, 2021.
    • Active buyers4 were 4,198 in the 12 months ended September 30, 2022, an increase of 36.2% from 3,082 in the 12 months ended September 30, 2021.
    • Spend per active buyer5 was $115,834 in the 12 months ended September 30, 2022, a slight decrease of 3.3% from $119,808 in the 12 months ended September 30, 2021.
    • 3P seller GigaCloud Marketplace GMV6 was $221.3 million in the 12 months ended September 30, 2022, an increase of 59.2% from $139.0 million in the 12 months ended September 30, 2021.

    1 Adjusted EBITDA is a non-GAAP financial measure. For more information on the non-GAAP financial measure, please see the section of “Non-GAAP Financial Measure” and the table captioned “Unaudited Reconciliation of Adjusted EBITDA” set forth at the end of this press release.

    2 GigaCloud Marketplace GMV means the total gross merchandise value of transactions ordered through our GigaCloud Marketplace including GigaCloud 3P and GigaCloud 1P, before any deductions of value added tax, goods and services tax, shipping charges paid by buyers to sellers and any refunds.

    3 Active 3P sellers means sellers who have sold a product in GigaCloud Marketplace within the last 12-month period, irrespective of cancellations or returns.

    4 Active buyers means buyers who have purchased a product in the GigaCloud Marketplace within the last 12-month period, irrespective of cancellations or returns.

    5 Spend per active buyer is calculated by dividing the total GigaCloud Marketplace GMV within the last 12-month period by the number of active buyers as of such date.

    6 3P seller GigaCloud Marketplace GMV means the total gross merchandise value of transactions sold through our GigaCloud Marketplace by 3P sellers, before any deductions of value added tax, goods and services tax, shipping charges paid by buyers to sellers and any refunds.

    Third Quarter 2022 Financial Results

    Revenues

    Total revenues were $128.0 million in the third quarter of 2022, an increase of 23.4% from $103.7 million in the third quarter of 2021. The increase was primarily due to an increase in service revenue from GigaCloud 3P and product revenue from GigaCloud 1P, partially offset by the decrease in product revenue from off-platform ecommerce.

    • Service revenue from GigaCloud 3P was $40.5 million in the third quarter of 2022, increased by 45.9% from $27.8 million in the third quarter of 2021. The increase was primarily due to an increase in transactions in our GigaCloud Marketplace as our marketplace continued to gain scale, and the provision of third-party logistics services to certain existing customers.
    • Product revenue from GigaCloud 1P was $58.2 million in the third quarter of 2022, increased by 30.5% from $44.6 million in the third quarter of 2021. The increase was primarily due to an increase in number of active buyers and better selection of products catering to buyers’ preference.
    • Product revenue from off-platform ecommerce was $29.3 million in the third quarter of 2022, decreased by 6.4% from $31.3 million in the third quarter of 2021. The decrease was primarily due to an overall decrease in sales on certain third-party off-platform ecommerce as consumer demand slowed down on such third-party off-platform ecommerce.

    Cost of Revenues

    Cost of revenues was $105.4 million in the third quarter of 2022, increased by 26.3% from $83.5 million in the third quarter of 2021. The increase was primarily due to the overall increase in our revenue, as well as an increase in staff cost and warehouse cost.

    Gross Profit and Gross Margin

    Gross profit was $22.5 million in the third quarter of 2022, increased by 11.6% from $20.2 million in the third quarter of 2021. Gross margin was 17.6% in the third quarter of 2022, compared to 19.5% in the third quarter of 2021.

    Operating Expenses

    Total operating expenses were $18.3 million in the third quarter of 2022, decreased by 5.6% from $19.4 million in the third quarter of 2021.

    • Selling and marketing expenses were $6.8 million in the third quarter of 2022, increased by 30.7% from $5.2 million in the third quarter of 2021. The increase was primarily due to an increase in sales commission to personnel engaged in selling and marketing activities.
    • General and administrative expenses were $11.5 million in the third quarter of 2022, decreased by 18.8% from $14.2 million in the third quarter of 2021. The decrease was primarily due to share-based compensation attributable to employees involved in general corporate functions and a decrease in professional service expense.

    Operating Income

    Operating income was $4.2 million in the third quarter of 2022, increased by 423.2% from $0.8 million in the third quarter of 2021.

    Income Tax Expenses

    Income tax expenses were $2.0 million in the third quarter of 2022, increased by 6.9% from $1.8 million in the third quarter of 2021. The effective income tax rate was higher than the PRC statutory income tax rate of 25%, primarily due to the tax effect of share-based compensation expenses recognized upon the effectiveness of the IPO. Such expenses were considered not deductible in developing its full-year forecast for computing the interim tax provision.

    Net Income

    Net income was $0.7 million in the third quarter of 2022, compared to net loss of $1.6 million in the third quarter of 2021.

    Basic and Diluted Earnings per Share

    Basic and diluted earnings per share was $0.01 in the third quarter of 2022, compared to basic and diluted loss per share of $0.19 in the third quarter of 20217.

    Adjusted EBITDA

    Adjusted EBITDA was $11.9 million in the third quarter of 2022, compared to $10.0 million in the third quarter of 2021.

    Balance Sheet

    As of September 30, 2022, the Company had cash of $116.2 million and restricted cash of $1.5 million, compared to $63.2 million and $0.7 million as of December 31, 2021, respectively.

    Cash Flow

    Net cash provided by operating activities was $23.3 million in the nine months ended September 30, 2022, compared to net cash used in operating activities of $15.3 million in the nine months ended September 30, 2021, primarily due to a decrease in the changes in inventories in the nine months ended September 30, 2022.

    Net cash used in investing activities was $0.6 million in the nine months ended September 30, 2022, compared to $1.5 million in the nine months ended September 30, 2021, primarily consisted of cash paid for purchase of property and equipment.

    Net cash provided by financing activities was $33.8 million in the nine months ended September 30, 2022, compared to net cash used in financing activities of $1.8 million in the nine months ended September 30, 2021, primarily consisted of proceeds from the initial public offering.


    7 When the Company’s IPO was consummated, the issued and outstanding Preferred Shares were converted into the Company’s common shares at a par value of US$0.05 per share on a one-for-one-basis. Since then, from August 18, 2022 to September 30, 2022, such shares were included in the calculation of basic net income per ordinary share on a weighted average basis.

    Business Outlook

    The Company expects its total revenues to be between $117 million and $122 million in the fourth quarter of 2022. This forecast reflects the Company’s current and preliminary views on the market and operational conditions, which are subject to change and cannot be predicted with reasonable accuracy as of the date hereof.

    Conference Call

    The Company will host an earnings conference call to discuss its financial results at 8:30 am U.S. Eastern Time (9:30 pm Beijing/Hong Kong Time) on November 30, 2022.

    For participants who wish to join the call, please access the link provided below to complete the online registration process.

    Registration Link: https://s1.c-conf.com/diamondpass/10027101-gdtf6r.html

    Upon registration, participants will receive the dial-in number and unique PIN, which can be used to join the conference call. If participants register and forget their PIN or lose their registration confirmation email, they may simply re-register and receive a new PIN. All participants are encouraged to dial in 15 minutes prior to the start time.

    A live and archived webcast of the conference call will be accessible on the Company’s investor relations website at: https://investors.gigacloudtech.com/.

    A telephone replay of the call will be available until December 7, 2022 via the following dial-in details:

    Dial-in Numbers:  
    U.S./Canada 1-855-883-1031
    Hong Kong 800-930-639
    China 400-1209-216
    Replay PIN 10027101

    About GigaCloud Technology Inc

    GigaCloud Technology Inc is a pioneer of global end-to-end B2B ecommerce solutions for large parcel merchandise. The Company’s B2B ecommerce platform, which it refers to as the “GigaCloud Marketplace,” integrates everything from discovery, payments and logistics tools into one easy-to-use platform. The Company’s global marketplace seamlessly connects manufacturers, primarily in Asia, with resellers, primarily in the U.S., Asia and Europe, to execute cross-border transactions with confidence, speed and efficiency. The Company offers a truly comprehensive solution that transports products from the manufacturer’s warehouse to the end customer’s doorstep, all at one fixed price. The Company first launched its marketplace in January 2019 by focusing on the global furniture market and has since expanded into additional categories such as home appliances and fitness equipment. For more information, please visit the Company’s website: https://investors.gigacloudtech.com/.

    Non-GAAP Financial Measures

    The Company uses Adjusted EBITDA, which is net income excluding interest, income taxes and depreciation, further adjusted to exclude share-based compensation expense, a non-GAAP financial measure, to understand and evaluate its core operating performance. Non-GAAP financial measures, which may differ from similarly titled measures used by other companies, are presented to enhance investors’ overall understanding of our financial performance and should not be considered a substitute for, or superior to, the financial information prepared and presented in accordance with U.S. GAAP.

    For more information on the non-GAAP financial measures, please see the table captioned “Unaudited Reconciliation of Adjusted EBITDA” set forth at the end of this press release.

    Forward-Looking Statements

    This press release contains “forward-looking statements”. Forward-looking statements reflect our current view about future events. These forward-looking statements involve known and unknown risks and uncertainties and are based on the Company’s current expectations and projections about future events that the Company believes may affect its financial condition, results of operations, business strategy and financial needs. Investors can identify these forward-looking statements by words or phrases such as “may,” “will,” “could,” “expect,” “anticipate,” “aim,” “estimate,” “intend,” “plan,” “believe,” “is/are likely to,” “propose,” “potential,” “continue” or similar expressions. The Company undertakes no obligation to update or revise publicly any forward-looking statements to reflect subsequent occurring events or circumstances, or changes in its expectations, except as may be required by law. Although the Company believes that the expectations expressed in these forward-looking statements are reasonable, it cannot assure you that such expectations will turn out to be correct, and the Company cautions investors that actual results may differ materially from the anticipated results and encourages investors to review other factors that may affect its future results in the Company’s registration statement and other filings with the SEC.

    For investor and media inquiries, please contact:

    GigaCloud Technology Inc

    Victor Neal

    Email: [email protected]

    Ascent Investor Relations LLC

    Tina Xiao

    Tel: +1-917-609-0333

    Email: [email protected]

    GigaCloud Technology Inc
    UNAUDITED CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS
    (In thousands)
     
        December 31,   September 30,
    2021 2022
    US$   US$
    ASSETS  
    Current assets    
    Cash 63,198   116,184
    Restricted cash 664   1,543
    Accounts receivable, net 18,036   22,162
    Inventories   81,441   83,415
    Prepayments and other current assets 9,080   7,319
         
    Total current assets 172,419   230,623
         
    Non-current assets      
    Operating lease right-of-use assets     124,944
    Property and equipment, net 11,075   13,244
    Deferred tax assets   72   327
    Other non-current assets 3,211   2,924
         
    Total non-current assets 14,358   141,439
         
    Total assets 186,777   372,062
             

    GigaCloud Technology Inc

    UNAUDITED CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS (continued)

    (In thousands)

        December 31,   September 30,
      2021 2022
      US$ US$
    LIABILITIES, MEZZANINE EQUITY AND SHAREHOLDERS’ EQUITY  
    Current liabilities    
    Current portion of long-term borrowings   345   250
    Accounts payable (including accounts payable of VIEs without recourse to the Company of US$1,433 and US$3,195 as of December 31, 2021 and September 30, 2022, respectively)   25,140   30,432
    Contract liabilities (including contract liabilities of VIEs without recourse to the Company of US$394 and US$475 as of December 31, 2021 and September 30, 2022, respectively)   3,690   2,079
    Current operating lease liabilities (including current operating lease liabilities of VIEs without recourse to the Company of nil and US$1,707 as of December 31, 2021 and September 30, 2022, respectively)     29,043
    Income tax payable (including income tax payable of VIEs without recourse to the Company of US$78 and US$298 as of December 31, 2021 and September 30, 2022, respectively)   8,148   4,473
    Accrued expenses and other current liabilities (including accrued expenses and other current liabilities of VIEs without recourse to the Company of US$341 and US$375 as of December 31, 2021 and September 30, 2022, respectively)   19,721   27,064
           
    Total current liabilities   57,044   93,341
         
    Non‑current liabilities      
    Long-term borrowings   237   8
    Operating lease liabilities, non-current (including operating lease liabilities, non-current of VIEs without recourse to the Company of nil and US$3,482 as of December 31, 2021 and September 30, 2022, respectively)     95,640
    Deferred tax liabilities   286  
    Finance lease obligations, non-current   2,345   1,467
    Non-current income tax payable   1,033   3,418
           
    Total non‑current liabilities   3,901   100,533
           
    Total liabilities   60,945   193,874
       
    Commitments and contingencies   - 

    GigaCloud Technology Inc

    UNAUDITED CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS (continued)

    (In thousands except for share data and per share data)

        December 31,   September 30,
      2021 2022
      US$ US$
    Mezzanine equity    
    Series E Preferred Shares (US$0.05 par value per share, 3,999,709 shares authorized, issued and outstanding as of December 31, 2021; Redemption value of US$26,652 as of December 31, 2021; Liquidation value of US$25,000 as of December 31, 2021)   26,652      
    Total mezzanine equity   26,652      
       
    Shareholders’ equity    
    Ordinary shares (US$0.05 par value per share, 38,572,025 shares authorized, 11,082,930 shares issued and outstanding as of December 31, 2021)   554      
    Treasury shares, at cost (nil and 4,765,903 shares held as of December 31, 2021 and September 30, 2022, respectively)       (238 )
    Subscription receivable from ordinary shares   (79 )   (81 )
    Series A Preferred Shares (US$0.05 par value per share, 134,190 shares authorized, issued and outstanding as of December 31, 2021; Liquidation value of US$6,710 as of December 31, 2021)   7      
    Series B Preferred Shares (US$0.05 par value per share, 9,991,588 shares authorized, issued and outstanding as of December 31, 2021; Liquidation value of US$5,000 as of December 31, 2021)   500      
     Series C Preferred Shares (US$0.05 par value per share, 4,358,702 shares authorized, issued and outstanding as of December 31, 2021)   218      
    Series D Preferred Shares (US$0.05 par value per share, 2,943,786 shares authorized, issued and outstanding as of December 31, 2021; Liquidation value of US$8,053 as of December 31, 2021)   147      
    Class A ordinary shares (US$0.05 par value, 50,673,268 shares authorized, 31,357,814 shares issued and outstanding as of September 30, 2022)       1,568  
    Class B ordinary shares (US$0.05 par value, 9,326,732 shares authorized, issued and outstanding as of September 30, 2022)       466  
    Additional paid-in capital   37,439     107,995  
    Accumulated other comprehensive loss   (165 )   (2,636 )
    Retained earnings   60,559     71,114  
           
    Total shareholders’ equity   99,180     178,188  
       
    Total liabilities, mezzanine equity and shareholders’ equity   186,777     372,062  
                 

    GigaCloud Technology Inc

    UNAUDITED CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF

    COMPREHENSIVE INCOME (LOSS)

    (In thousands except for share data and per share data)

      Three Months Ended
    September 30,
      Nine Months Ended
    September 30,
    2021    2022    2021  2022 
    US$ US$   US$ US$
         
    Revenues            
    Service revenues 27,779     40,518     71,748     104,559  
    Product revenues 75,911     87,480     238,242     259,908  
                   
    Total revenues 103,690     127,998     309,990     364,467  
                   
    Cost of revenues              
    Services (24,108 )   (32,630 )   (56,675 )   (90,175 )
    Product sales (59,381 )   (72,819 )   (183,320 )   (217,852 )
                   
    Total cost of revenues (83,489 )   (105,449 )   (239,995 )   (308,027 )
               
    Gross profit 20,201     22,549     69,995     56,440  
    Operating expenses            
    Selling and marketing expenses (5,178 )   (6,768 )   (19,366 )   (17,782 )
    General and administrative expenses (14,211 )   (11,533 )   (22,581 )   (18,696 )
               
    Total operating expenses (19,389 )   (18,301 )   (41,947 )   (36,478 )
               
    Operating income 812     4,248     28,048     19,962  
    Interest expense (38 )   (139 )   (161 )   (439 )
    Interest income 140     94     418     218  
    Foreign currency exchange losses, net (715 )   (1,538 )   (1,612 )   (3,830 )
    Others, net  –   (34 )   46     402  
               
    Income before income taxes 199     2,631     26,739     16,313  
    Income tax expense (1,846 )   (1,974 )   (6,781 )   (4,817 )
    Net income (loss) (1,647 )   657     19,958     11,496  
               
    Accretion of Redeemable Convertible Preferred Shares (381)   (197 )   (1,125 )   (941 )
               
    Net income (loss) attributable to ordinary shareholders (2,028 )   460     18,833     10,555  
                           

    GigaCloud Technology Inc

    UNAUDITED CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF

    COMPREHENSIVE INCOME (LOSS) (continued)

    (In thousands except for share data and per share data)

      Three Months Ended
    September 30,
      Nine Months Ended
    September 30,
    2021    2022    2021 2022 
    US$ US$   US$ US$
         
    Other comprehensive income (loss)            
    Foreign currency translation adjustment, net of nil income taxes (195 )   (685 )   250   (2,471 )
               
    Total other comprehensive income (loss) (195 )   (685 )   250   (2,471 )
               
    Comprehensive income (loss) (1,842 )   (28 )   20,208   9,025  
               
    Net income (loss) per ordinary share            
    — Basic and diluted (0.19 )   0.01     0.60   0.29  

    Weighted average number of ordinary shares outstanding used in computing net income per ordinary share

               
    — Basic and diluted 10,893,170     27,740,733     9,966,738   18,926,092  

    GigaCloud Technology Inc

    UNAUDITED CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF CASH FLOWS

    (In thousands)

      Nine Months Ended September 30,
    2021  2022 
           
    US$ US$
    Operating activities:
    Net Income 19,958     11,496  
    Adjustments to reconcile net income to net cash provided by operating activities      
    Allowance for doubtful accounts (37 )   5  
    Inventory write-down 615     556  
    Deferred tax (239 )   (541 )
    Share‑based compensation 9,681     9,086  
    Depreciation and amortization 531     1,037  
    Lease expense to reduce right-of-use assets     25,624  
           
    Changes in operating assets and liabilities:      
    Accounts receivable 744     (4,131 )
    Inventories (44,339 )   (2,530 )
    Prepayments and other current assets (3,404 )   (583 )
    Accounts payable (1,702 )   5,292  
    Contract liabilities 465     (1,611 )
    Income tax payable (130 )   (727 )
    Accrued expenses and other current liabilities 2,581     3,907  
    Operating lease liabilities     (23,545 )
         
    Net cash (used in) provided by operating activities (15,276 )   23,335  
         
    Investing activities:      
    Cash paid for purchase of property and equipment (1,511 )   (616 )
         
    Net cash used in investing activities (1,511 )   (616 )

    GigaCloud Technology Inc

    UNAUDITED CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF CASH FLOWS (continued)

    (In thousands)

      Nine Months Ended September 30,
    2021  2022 
    US$ US$
    Financing activities:
    Repayment of finance lease obligations (1,506 )   (2,805 )
    Repayment of bank loans (343 )   (240 )
    Proceeds from prepaid consideration of restricted shares     1,578  
    Proceeds from initial public offering, net of IPO costs     35,315  
         
    Net cash (used in) provided by financing activities (1,849 )   33,848  
         
    Effect of foreign currency exchange rate changes on cash and restricted cash 94     (2,702 )
         
    Net (decrease) increase in cash and restricted cash (18,542 )   53,865  
         
    Cash and restricted cash at the beginning of the period 62,197     63,862  
         
    Cash and restricted cash at the end of the period 43,655     117,727  
         
    Supplemental information      
    Interest expense paid 161     439  
    Income taxes paid 7,150     6,085  
         
    Non-cash investing and financing activities:      
    Purchase of property and equipment under finance leases 2,259     2,719  

    GigaCloud Technology Inc

    UNAUDITED RECONCILIATION OF ADJUSTED EBITDA

    (In thousands)

      Three Months Ended
    September 30,
      Nine Months Ended
    September 30,
      2021    2022    2021    2022 
      US$   US$   US$   US$
    Net income (1,647 )   657     19,958     11,496  
    Add: Income tax expense 1,846     1,974     6,781     4,817  
    Add: Interest expense 38     139     161     439  
    Less: Interest income (140 )   (94 )   (418 )   (218 )
    Add: Depreciation and amortization 265     378     531     1,037  
    Add: Share-based compensation expense 9,681     8,887     9,681     9,086  
    Adjusted EBITDA 10,043     11,941     36,694     26,657  
                           



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