6-K

 

 

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

UNDER THE SECURITIES EXCHANGE ACT OF 1934

For the month of March 2023

Commission File Number: 001-39556

 

 

Chindata Group Holdings Limited

 

 

No. 47 Laiguangying East Road,

Chaoyang District, Beijing, 100012

The People’s Republic of China

(Address of principal executive office)

 

 

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

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EXHIBITS

 

 

 

 

99.1

 

Press release — Chindata Group Holdings Limited Reports Fourth Quarter and Fiscal Year 2022 Results

 

 


 

SIGNATURE

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.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Chindata Group Holdings Limited

 

 

By:

 

/s/ Huapeng Wu

 

 

Name:

 

Huapeng Wu

 

 

Title:

 

Director and Chief Executive Officer

 

Date: March 15, 2023

 


 

Exhibit Index

 

 

 

 

Exhibit

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Description

 

 

Exhibit 99.1

 

Press Release

 

 


EX-99

 

Exhibit 99.1

 

Chindata Group Reports Fourth Quarter and Fiscal Year 2022 Unaudited Financial Results

BEIJING, March 15, 2023 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Chindata Group Holdings Limited (“Chindata Group” or the “Company”) (Nasdaq: CD), a leading carrier-neutral hyperscale data center solution provider in Asia-Pacific emerging markets, today announced its unaudited financial results for the fourth quarter and the fiscal year of 2022 ended December 31, 2022. To supplement the Company’s consolidated financial results presented in accordance with U.S. GAAP, Chindata Group uses adjusted EBITDA, adjusted EBITDA margin, adjusted net income and adjusted net income margin as non-GAAP financial measures, which are described further below.

Recent Financial and Operating Highlights

Realizing ten straight quarters of consensus beat and 2022 full year guidance upbeat, 2023 full year guidance implies 30% growth in revenue. Revenue and adjusted EBITDA in the fourth quarter of 2022 recorded 77.8% and 78.4% year over year ("YoY") growth respectively, beating market consensus for ten straight quarters. Revenue in the fiscal year 2022 was RMB4,551.7 million, representing 59.6% YoY growth and was 2.7% above guidance upper range. Net income in fiscal year 2022 was RMB651.6 million, representing 105.9% YoY growth. Adjusted EBITDA in fiscal year 2022 increased by 67.3% YoY to RMB2,374.2 million, which was 5.1% beyond guidance upper range, with a margin of 52.2%. With strong business momentum, the Company set 2023 revenue and adjusted EBITDA guidance in the range of RMB5,880 million to RMB6,080 million, and RMB3,000 million to RMB3,110 million respectively, implying 31.4% and 28.7% YoY growth at mid-point, respectively.
One new under-construction project added, total capacity increased by 50MW to 871MW by the end of 2022. One new under-construction hyperscale project in Shanxi, China with a capacity of 50MW was added to our asset portfolio. Two hyperscale projects with a total capacity of 34MW were put into service in Malaysia, supporting the anchor client and the key international client in the region. Quarter-end total capacity reached 871MW, representing a 29.4% YoY increase compared with 673MW in the same quarter of 2021. Capacity in China and Asia-Pacific emerging markets (excluding China) made up 82% and 18% of total capacity respectively by the end of the fourth quarter.
Client's strong profile led to fast ramp-up, utilized capacity increased by 71MW to reach 525MW. Strong business momentum of the Company's client base led to an increase of 71MW utilized capacity in the fourth quarter, contributed by projects in northern and eastern China, and across the overseas business. Quarter-end utilized capacity reached 525MW, representing a 72.5% YoY growth. Overall utilization ratio climbed further to 86% by end of the fourth quarter, compared with 78% in FY22Q3 and 69% in FY21Q4.
100MW new commitment received from existing clients for China and overseas projects. Total client commitment (contracted and “Indication of Interest” (IOI) capacity) increased by 100MW in the fourth quarter, mainly contributed by 8MW from the key international client for its overseas business, and 92MW from the anchor client for its business in northern China and overseas. A total of 211MW client commitment was received in the year 2022, resulting in year end total client commitment of 800MW, representing a 35.9% YoY increase. Commitment ratio of total capacity was 92% by end of year 2022.
$300million senior notes offering completed on February 23, 2023 to further support project development. The Company completed the offering of the $300 million senior notes due 2026, bearing a coupon rate of 10.5%. With a BBB- issue rating from Fitch and solid business fundamentals, the offering attracted significant investor interest and have received unprecedented strong support from high-quality international institutional investors, including global asset managers and pension fund. Proceeds will provide more flexibility on project financing and will be used for investment in the Company's data centers in China and overseas.

Management Quote

Mr. Huapeng Wu, Chief Executive Officer of Chindata Group, commented, “The Company continued to leverage its energy-abundant region layout and comprehensive hyperscale business development capability to support its unique client profile, further strengthening its position in existing campus under the East Data West Computing cluster, while moving ahead pragmatically with its deployment in new cluster, and advancing its Southeast Asia market development at a firm pace. The close collaboration between our team in China and South East Asia led to a record ten-straight-quarters of upbeat financial performance, and another year of guidance upbeat as well. We continued to feel the strong momentum from our clients, and we believe the newly emerging technology will bring positive momentum to the long term demand of the industry. The Company will continue to sharpen its unique supply model to ensure that future demand can be well accomodated, and to reasonally allocate resources to existing project delivery, client and geographic diversification, so as to continue to capture the opportunities in APAC emerging market.”

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Mr. Dongning WANG, Chief Financial Officer of Chindata Group, commented, “We are delivering ten straight quarters of consensus beat in revenue and adjusted EBITDA, and the third year of guidance upbeat, a consistent result of the combination of our unique supply model characterized by hyperscale business in energy abundant region, and differentiated demand profile from leading clients in the industry. Revenue in the fourth quarter of 2022 increased by 77.8% YoY to RMB1,390.3 million, and adjusted EBITDA increased by 78.4% to RMB720.9 million in the fourth quarter. Economy of scale of our hyperscale model has made consistent healthy margin performance possible. Our adjusted EBITDA margin in the fourth quarter continued to stay at above 50% level, 51.9% in specific and ended up at 52.2% for full year 2022. Such strong profit momentum, coupled with our prudent capital policy, continued to yield an un-levered pre-tax ROIC of 17.6% by end of 2022. On financing, we managed to capture a key market window to complete the offering of the US$300 million senior notes due 2026, establishing a new financing channel and ensuring funding flexibility for the full-lifecycle of our coming project development in China and overseas. All in all, with the relative certainty of our high alpha and low beta business fundamentals, we remain financially healthy to move forward with the Company's plan on geographic and client diversification.”

 

Business Highlights

 

Asset Overview

Total Capacity.
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Total capacity continued to grow at a steady pace. Total capacity increased by 50MW to 871MW by the end of the fourth quarter of 2022, representing a 29.4% YoY growth. (vs. 821MW in FY22Q3, 673MW in FY21Q4).
o
In-service capacity. In-service capacity increased by 34MW to 613MW by the end of the fourth quarter of 2022, representing a 39.3% YoY growth (vs. 579MW in FY22Q3, 440MW in FY21Q4), mainly contributed by MY03 and MY06-1, located in the Company’s Kuala Lumpur and Johor campuses in Malaysia respectively, and supporting the key international client and the anchor client’s business.
o
Under-construction capacity. Under-construction capacity was 257MW by the end of the fourth quarter of 2022 (vs.242MW in FY22Q3, 233MW in FY21Q4). One new under-construction hyperscale project (CN21) with a total capacity of 50MW was added to the Company’s asset portfolio. The project is located in the Company’s campus in Shanxi, China and is scheduled for delivery in 2023Q3.
o
By the end of the fourth quarter, the Company’s total capacity (in-service and under construction) by region is as follows: Greater Beijing Area: 669MW (77%), Yangtze River Delta Area: 37MW (4%), Greater Bay Area: 5MW (1%), Malaysia and India: 160MW (18%).
Contracted and IOI capacity.
o
The Company continued to serve its existing clients and support their healthy growth as a trusted partner, the momentum on the overall demand from its unique client base remains strong and healthy.
 
o
Total contracted and IOI capacity increased by 100MW during the fourth quarter of 2022 to reach 800MW by quarter end, representing a 35.9% YoY growth (vs. 700MW in FY22Q3, 589MW in FY21Q4). The Company received 8MW IOI capacity on MY03 in the Company’s Kuala Lumpur campus to support the business of one of the key international clients, and 92MW IOI capacity on CN20, CN21 and MY06-3 in the Company’s Shanxi campus, China and Johor campus, Malaysia to support the anchor client's business. A total of existing 49MW IOI was converted into contract during the fourth quarter on project CN20 and CN19. For full year 2022, the Company has received a total of around 211MW of client commitment, compared with 160MW in full year 2021.
 
o
Commitment ratio remained healthy for the Company’s asset portfolio. Contracted & IOI ratio for in-service capacity was 96% by the end of the fourth quarter of 2022 (vs. 96% by end of FY22Q3, 87% by end of FY21Q4). Contracted & IOI ratio for total capacity was 92% by the end of the fourth quarter of 2022 (vs. 85% by end of FY22Q3, 87% by end of FY21Q4).

 
Utilized capacity. The Company’s consistency in high-quality and fast delivery, combined with its healthy and differentiated client base, led to another quarter of outstanding ramp-up performance. Total utilized capacity

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increased by 71MW to 525MW by end of the fourth quarter of 2022, representing a 72.7% YoY growth (vs. 454MW by end of FY22Q3, 304MW by end of FY21Q4).
o
Additional utilized capacity of 71MW was mostly contributed by projects in Company's campuses in Greater Beijing region and Yangtze River Delta region, and all projects in overseas market (Malaysia and India), supporting the anchor client, the key international clients, and the Chinese cloud client.
 
o
Utilized ratio was 86% by the end of the fourth quarter of 2022 (vs. 78% by the end of FY22Q3, 69% by the end of FY21Q4).
o
Utilized capacity and split by region by the end of the fourth quarter of 2022 are as follows: Greater Beijing Area: 464MW (88%), Yangtze River Delta Area: 10MW (2%), Greater Bay Area: 4MW (1%), Malaysia and India: 47MW (9%)

 

Recent Development on Key Financing Activity

On February 23, 2023, the Company completed the offering of U.S.$300,000,000 senior notes due 2026 (the “Notes”). Issue rating was BBB- (Fitch), issuer ratings were BBB- (Fitch, stable), Ba2 (Moody's, stable). By capturing a key market window and establishing a new financing channel, the Company has ensured funding flexibility for the full lifecycle of coming project development in China and overseas. Despite fragile market sentiment around macro outlook, the offering attracted significant investor interest during 2-day telephonic roadshow and received unprecedented strong support from high-quality international institutional investors, including global asset managers and pension fund. The Notes bears interest at a rate of 10.500% per annum and were issued at a price of 99.061% of the aggregate principal amount.
 

Recent Development on Supply/Resources in Key Region
In the Company's Lingqiu campus in Shanxi Province, the construction of the self-built 220kV substation was completed on February 13, 2023. This is a very straight-forward snapshot of how the Company has been leveraging its in-house power-related capability and its energy-abundant region layout from the beginning to ensure consistent key resources sufficiency in Greater Beijing region to accommodate future demand. The construction adopted modular technology and was completed in only 6 months, setting a new record for data center industry. The substation also enables direct voltage transformation from 220kV to 10kV, obtaining the first main-grid related patent in data center industry, and saving up to 60% of space of substation compared with traditional solution. Most importantly, the completion of the substation paved the way for the future capacity expansion of Lingqiu campus, as it is capable of supporting the energy consumption of up to 360 IT MW.(By the end of 22Q4, the Company had a total capacity of 308MW in Shanxi Province)

 

Recent Development on Qingyang Cluster, Gansu Province under East Data West Computing Policy

On February 22nd, the Company attended the signing ceremony for key enterprises involved in development of “East Data West Computing” Qingyang cluster in Gansu Province, and signed strategic cooperation agreement with Gansu municipal government on the development of the Company’s Qingyang campus. The campus has a total planned IT capacity of 150MW, occupying the land of 300 acres. Since the start of the national policy, the Company has adopted an active attitude and stance in joining the development of Qingyang cluster, so as to seize the historic opportunity. Meanwhile, the Company has been moving forward with investment prudently, paying a close watch on the pace of the entire cluster, ensuring well-timed capital expenditure decision is made.



 

 

Fourth Quarter and Fiscal Year 2022 Financial Results Summary

 

TOTAL REVENUES

Total revenues in the fourth quarter of 2022 increased by 77.8% to RMB1,390.3 million (US$201.6 million) from RMB781.7 million in the same period of 2021, primarily driven by the robust growth of the Company’s colocation services.

For fiscal year 2022, total revenues increased by 59.6% to RMB4,551.7 million (US$659.9 million) from RMB2,852.3 million in the same period of 2021.

 

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COST OF REVENUE

In line with the Company’s revenue growth, total cost of revenue in the fourth quarter of 2022 increased by 88.5% to RMB820.5 million (US$119.0 million) from RMB435.2 million in the same period of 2021, mainly driven by increases in utility costs, and depreciation and amortization expenses.

For the fiscal year of 2022, total cost of revenue increased by 60.9% to RMB2,658.8 million (US$385.5 million) from RMB1,652.7 million in the same period of 2021, mainly driven by increases in utility costs, and depreciation and amortization expenses.

 

GROSS PROFIT

Gross profit in the fourth quarter of 2022 increased by 64.4% to RMB569.7 million (US$82.6 million) from RMB346.5 million in the same period of 2021. Gross margin in the fourth quarter of 2022 was 41.0%, compared with 44.3% in the same period of 2021 and 38.8% in the third quarter of 2022.

For the fiscal year of 2022, gross profit increased by 57.8% to RMB1,892.8 million (US$274.4 million) from RMB1,199.6 million in the same period of 2021. Gross margin in fiscal year 2022 was 41.6%, compared to 42.1% in fiscal year 2021.

 

OPERATING EXPENSES

Total operating expenses in the fourth quarter of 2022 increased by 108.3% to RMB260.4 million (US$37.7 million) from RMB125.0 million in the same period of 2021.

For the fiscal year of 2022, total operating expenses increased by 34.3% to RMB704.4 million (US$102.1 million) from RMB524.5 million in the same period of 2021.

Selling and marketing expenses in the fourth quarter of 2022 slightly decreased by 1.7% to RMB18.4 million (US$2.7 million) from RMB18.7 million in the same period of 2021, primarily due to less share-based compensation expense. For fiscal year 2022, selling and marketing expenses decreased by 20.5% to RMB71.3 million (US$10.3 million) from RMB89.7 million in the same period of 2021, primarily due to less share-based compensation and less marketing activity in the fiscal year of 2022.

General and administrative expenses in the fourth quarter of 2022 increased by 134.5% to RMB214.5 million (US$31.1 million) from RMB91.5 million in the same period of 2021, primarily due to a one-off long-live asset impairment unrelated to core IDC business. For the fiscal year of 2022, general and administrative expenses increased by 52.9% to RMB549.6 million (US$79.7 million) from RMB359.5 million in the same period of 2021, primarily due to higher share-based compensation expenses, increasing personnel costs as the Company grew its business and the one-off long-live asset impairment in the fourth quarter of 2022.

Research and development expenses in the fourth quarter of 2022 increased by 85.1% to RMB27.5 million (US$4.0 million) from RMB14.8 million in the same period of 2021, primarily due to more resources invested in R&D activities. For the fiscal year of 2022, research and development expenses increased by 10.8% to RMB83.5 million (US$12.1 million) from RMB75.3 million in the same period of 2021, primarily due to more resources invested in R&D activities.

 

OPERATING INCOME

As a result of the foregoing, operating income in the fourth quarter of 2022 increased by 39.7% to RMB309.4 million (US$44.9 million) from RMB221.5 million in the same period of 2021. Operating income margin in the fourth quarter of 2022 was 22.3%, compared with 28.3% in the same period of 2021 and 26.4% in the third quarter of 2022.

For fiscal year 2022, operating income increased by 76.0% to RMB1,188.5 million (US$172.3 million) from RMB675.1 million in the same period of 2021. Operating income margin in the fiscal year of 2022 was 26.1%, compared to 23.7% in the same period of 2021.

 

NET INCOME

Net income in the fourth quarter of 2022 increased by 1.6% to RMB116.5 million (US$16.9 million) from RMB114.7 million in the same period of 2021. Net income margin in the fourth quarter of 2022 was 8.4%, compared with 14.7% in the same period of 2021 and 20.0% in the third quarter of 2022.

For the fiscal year of 2022, net income increased by 105.9% to RMB651.6 million (US$94.5 million), compared with RMB316.4 million in the same period of 2021. Net income margin in the fiscal year of 2022 was 14.3%, compared to 11.1% in the same period of 2021.

 

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EARNINGS PER ADS

Basic and diluted earnings per American Depositary Share ("ADS") in the fourth quarter of 2022 were RMB0.32 (US$0.04). Basic and diluted earnings per share were RMB0.16 (US$0.02). Each ADS represents two of the Company's Class A ordinary share.

For the fiscal year of 2022, basic and diluted earnings per ADS were RMB1.78 (US$0.26). Basic and diluted earnings per share were RMB0.89 (US$0.13).

 

ADJUSTED EBITDA

Adjusted EBITDA in the fourth quarter of 2022 increased by 78.4% to RMB720.9 million (US$104.5 million), from RMB404.2 million in the same period of 2021. Adjusted EBITDA is defined as net income excluding depreciation and amortization, net interest expenses, income tax expenses, share-based compensation, impairment of long-lived assets, change in fair value of financial instruments, foreign exchange gain and non-cash operating lease cost relating to prepaid land use rights.

Adjusted EBITDA margin in the fourth quarter of 2022 was 51.9%, compared with 51.7% in the same period of 2021 and 51.1% in the third quarter of 2022.

For the fiscal year of 2022, adjusted EBITDA increased by 67.3% to RMB2,374.2 million (US$344.2 million), from RMB1,418.9 million in the same period of 2021. Adjusted EBITDA margin in the fiscal year of 2022 was 52.2%, compared with 49.7% in the same period of 2021.

 

ADJUSTED NET INCOME

Adjusted net income in the fourth quarter of 2022 increased by 65.2% to RMB236.2 million (US$34.2 million), from RMB142.9 million in the same period of 2021. Adjusted net income is defined as net income excluding share-based compensation, impairment of long-lived assetsand depreciation and amortization of property and equipment and intangible assets resulting from business combination, as adjusted for the tax effects on non-GAAP adjustments.

Adjusted net income margin in the fourth quarter of 2022 was 17.0%, compared with 18.3% in the same period of 2021 and 24.5% in the third quarter of 2022.

For the fiscal year of 2022, adjusted net income increased by 99.0% to RMB949.9 million (US$137.7 million), from RMB477.2 million in the same period of 2021. Adjusted net income margin in the fiscal year of 2022 was 20.9%, compared with 16.7% in the same period of 2021.

 

BALANCE SHEET

As of December 31, 2022, the Company had cash, cash equivalents and restricted cash of RMB4,064 million (US$589.3 million), compared to cash, cash equivalents and restricted cash of RMB4,987.9 million as of September 30, 2022.

 

2023 Full Year Business Outlook

Taking numerous factors into consideration, the Company set its guidance for the full year of 2023 as follows.

 

TOTAL REVENUES

RMB5,880 million – RMB6,080 million, a 29.2-33.6% increase over the full year of 2022

ADJUSTED EBITDA

RMB3,000 million – RMB3,110 million, a 26.4-31.0% increase over the full year of 2022

 

These forecasts reflect the Company’s current and preliminary views on the market and operational conditions, which are subject to change.

 

Conference Call Information

 

The Company will hold a conference call on Wednesday, March 15, 2023, at 7:00 A.M. Eastern Time (or 7:00 P.M. Beijing Time on the same day) to discuss the financial results.

 

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In advance of the conference call, all participants must use the link provided below to complete the online registration process. Upon registering, each participant will receive a set of participant dial-in numbers and a unique access PIN, which can be used to join the conference call.

 

Event Title: Chindata Group Holdings Limited Q4 2022 Earnings Call

Registration Link: https://register.vevent.com/register/BI41f32892aa5b45ddbd6671fda80cb5a7

 

A live and archived webcast of the conference call will be available at the Company's investor relations website at https://investor.chindatagroup.com/.

 

Investor Presentation and Supplemental Financial Information

The Company has made available on its website a presentation designed to accompany the discussion of Chindata Group's results and future outlook, along with certain supplemental financial information and other data. Interested parties may access this information through the Chindata Group Investor Relations website at https://investor.chindatagroup.com/.

 

 

About Chindata Group

Chindata Group is a leading carrier-neutral hyperscale data center solution provider in Asia-Pacific emerging markets and a first mover in building next-generation hyperscale data centers in China, India and Southeast Asia markets, focusing on the whole life cycle of facility planning, investment, design, construction and operation of ecosystem infrastructure in the IT industry. Chindata Group provides its clients with business solutions in major countries and regions in Asia-Pacific emerging markets, including asset-heavy ecosystem chain services such as industrial bases, data centers, network and IT value-added services.

 

Chindata Group operates two sub-brands: "Chindata" and "Bridge Data Centres". Chindata operates hyper-density IT cluster infrastructure in the Greater Beijing Area, the Yangtze River Delta Area and the Greater Bay Area, the three key economic areas in China, and has become the engine of the regional digital economies. Bridge Data Centres, with its top international development and operation talents in the industry, owns fast deployable data center clusters in Malaysia and India, and seeks business opportunities in other Asia-Pacific emerging markets.

 

Use of Non-GAAP Financial Measures

 

To supplement Chindata Group’s consolidated financial results presented in accordance with U.S. GAAP, Chindata Group uses adjusted EBITDA, adjusted EBITDA margin, adjusted net income and adjusted net income margin as non-GAAP financial measure. The presentation of the non-GAAP financial measure is not intended to be considered in isolation or as a substitute for the financial information prepared and presented in accordance with GAAP.

 

The Company believes that these non-GAAP financial measures provide useful information to investors and others in understanding and evaluating its operating results as they do not include all items that impact its net loss or income for the period, and are presented to enhance investors’ overall understanding of the Company’s financial performance. A limitation of using the non-GAAP financial measure is that the non-GAAP measure exclude certain items that have been and will continue to be for the foreseeable future a significant component in the Company’s results of operations. The non-GAAP financial measure 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 the Company’s data.

 

Exchange Rate Information

Unless otherwise stated, all translations from Renminbi into U.S. dollars were made at RMB6.8972 to US$1.00, the noon buying rate on December 31, 2022 as set forth in the H.10 statistical release of the Federal Reserve Board. The percentages stated in this press release are calculated based on the RMB amounts.

 

Safe Harbor Statement

This announcement contains forward-looking statements. These statements are made under 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,” “confident,” “potential,” “continue” or other similar expressions. Among other things, the business outlook and quotations from management in this announcement, as well as Chindata Group’s strategic and operational plans, contain forward-looking statements. Chindata Group may also make written or oral forward-looking statements in its periodic reports to

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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. Statements that are not historical facts, including but not limited to statements about Chindata Group’s beliefs 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: Chindata Group’s goals and strategies; its future business development, financial condition and results of operations; the expected growth and competition of the data center and IT market; its ability to generate sufficient capital or obtain additional capital to meet its future capital needs; its ability to maintain competitive advantages; its ability to keep and strengthen its relationships with major clients and attract new clients; its ability to locate and secure suitable sites for additional data centers on commercially acceptable terms; government policies and regulations relating to Chindata Group’s business or industry; general economic and business conditions in the regions where Chindata Group operates and globally and assumptions underlying or related to any of the foregoing. Further information regarding these and other risks is included in Chindata Group’s filings with the SEC. All information provided in this press release and in the attachments is as of the date of this press release, and Chindata Group undertakes no obligation to update any forward-looking statement, except as required under applicable law.

 

For Enquiries, Please Contact:

 

Chindata IR Team

ir@chindatagroup.com

 

 

 

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CHINDATA GROUP HOLDINGS LIMITED

UNAUDITED CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS

(Amount in thousands of Renminbi (“RMB”) and US dollars (“US$”))

 

 

 

As of December 31, 2021

 

 

As of December 31, 2022

 

 

 

RMB

 

 

RMB

 

 

US$

 

ASSETS

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Current assets

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cash and cash equivalents

 

 

4,390,293

 

 

 

3,115,914

 

 

 

451,765

 

Restricted cash

 

 

460,174

 

 

 

796,549

 

 

 

115,489

 

Accounts receivable, net

 

 

661,027

 

 

 

1,937,692

 

 

 

280,939

 

Value added taxes recoverable

 

 

327,553

 

 

 

437,579

 

 

 

63,443

 

Prepayments and other current assets

 

 

508,276

 

 

 

468,688

 

 

 

67,953

 

Total current assets

 

 

6,347,323

 

 

 

6,756,422

 

 

 

979,589

 

Non-current assets

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Property and equipment, net

 

 

9,427,591

 

 

 

13,369,156

 

 

 

1,938,345

 

Operating lease right-of-use assets

 

 

803,544

 

 

 

1,104,895

 

 

 

160,195

 

Finance lease right-of-use assets

 

 

136,825

 

 

 

133,037

 

 

 

19,289

 

Goodwill and intangible assets, net

 

 

778,683

 

 

 

793,082

 

 

 

114,986

 

Restricted cash

 

 

390,535

 

 

 

151,763

 

 

 

22,004

 

Value added taxes recoverable

 

 

424,011

 

 

 

369,016

 

 

 

53,502

 

Other non-current assets

 

 

373,439

 

 

 

422,860

 

 

 

61,309

 

Total non-current assets

 

 

12,334,628

 

 

 

16,343,809

 

 

 

2,369,630

 

Total assets

 

 

18,681,951

 

 

 

23,100,231

 

 

 

3,349,219

 

LIABILITIES AND SHAREHOLDERS’ EQUITY

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Current liabilities

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Short-term bank loans and current portion of long-term bank loans

 

 

1,950,525

 

 

 

1,203,080

 

 

 

174,430

 

Accounts payable

 

 

1,701,299

 

 

 

2,420,376

 

 

 

350,922

 

Current portion of operating lease liabilities

 

 

45,501

 

 

 

42,407

 

 

 

6,148

 

Current portion of finance lease liabilities

 

 

4,765

 

 

 

4,978

 

 

 

722

 

Accrued expenses and other current liabilities

 

 

599,257

 

 

 

584,839

 

 

 

84,794

 

Total current liabilities

 

 

4,301,347

 

 

 

4,255,680

 

 

 

617,016

 

Non-current liabilities

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Long-term bank loans

 

 

3,526,460

 

 

 

7,168,445

 

 

 

1,039,327

 

Operating lease liabilities

 

 

198,806

 

 

 

178,609

 

 

 

25,896

 

Finance lease liabilities

 

 

57,002

 

 

 

58,745

 

 

 

8,517

 

Other non-current liabilities

 

 

483,704

 

 

 

529,198

 

 

 

76,726

 

Total non-current liabilities

 

 

4,265,972

 

 

 

7,934,997

 

 

 

1,150,466

 

Total liabilities

 

 

8,567,319

 

 

 

12,190,677

 

 

 

1,767,482

 

Shareholders’ equity:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Ordinary shares

 

 

46

 

 

 

46

 

 

 

7

 

Additional paid-in capital

 

 

10,646,328

 

 

 

10,832,160

 

 

 

1,570,516

 

Statutory reserves

 

 

189,700

 

 

 

311,821

 

 

 

45,210

 

Accumulated other comprehensive loss

 

 

(257,977

)

 

 

(300,517

)

 

 

(43,571

)

(Accumulated deficit)/retained earnings

 

 

(463,465

)

 

 

66,044

 

 

 

9,575

 

Total shareholders’ equity

 

 

10,114,632

 

 

 

10,909,554

 

 

 

1,581,737

 

Total liabilities and shareholders’ equity

 

 

18,681,951

 

 

 

23,100,231

 

 

 

3,349,219

 

 

 

 

 


 

CHINDATA GROUP HOLDINGS LIMITED

UNAUDITED CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF COMPREHENSIVE INCOME

(Amount in thousands of Renminbi (“RMB”) and US dollars (“US$”) except for per share information)

 

 

 

For the three months ended

 

 

For the years ended

 

 

 

December 31, 2021

 

 

September 30, 2022

 

 

December 31, 2022

 

 

December 31, 2021

 

 

December 31, 2022

 

 

 

RMB

 

 

RMB

 

 

RMB

 

 

US$

 

 

RMB

 

 

RMB

 

 

US$

 

Revenue

 

 

781,729

 

 

 

1,202,703

 

 

 

1,390,254

 

 

 

201,568

 

 

 

2,852,277

 

 

 

4,551,662

 

 

 

659,929

 

Cost of revenue

 

 

(435,233

)

 

 

(736,553

)

 

 

(820,517

)

 

 

(118,964

)

 

 

(1,652,664

)

 

 

(2,658,826

)

 

 

(385,494

)

Gross profit

 

 

346,496

 

 

 

466,150

 

 

 

569,737

 

 

 

82,604

 

 

 

1,199,613

 

 

 

1,892,836

 

 

 

274,435

 

Operating expenses

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Selling and marketing expenses

 

 

(18,694

)

 

 

(15,058

)

 

 

(18,371

)

 

 

(2,664

)

 

 

(89,654

)

 

 

(71,271

)

 

 

(10,333

)

General and administrative expenses

 

 

(91,478

)

 

 

(116,144

)

 

 

(214,523

)

 

 

(31,103

)

 

 

(359,470

)

 

 

(549,609

)

 

 

(79,686

)

Research and development expenses

 

 

(14,842

)

 

 

(17,455

)

 

 

(27,467

)

 

 

(3,982

)

 

 

(75,344

)

 

 

(83,496

)

 

 

(12,106

)

Total operating expenses

 

 

(125,014

)

 

 

(148,657

)

 

 

(260,361

)

 

 

(37,749

)

 

 

(524,468

)

 

 

(704,376

)

 

 

(102,125

)

Operating income

 

 

221,482

 

 

 

317,493

 

 

 

309,376

 

 

 

44,855

 

 

 

675,145

 

 

 

1,188,460

 

 

 

172,310

 

Net interest expense

 

 

(56,882

)

 

 

(56,485

)

 

 

(99,403

)

 

 

(14,412

)

 

 

(236,371

)

 

 

(301,033

)

 

 

(43,646

)

Foreign exchange (loss) gain

 

 

(5,516

)

 

 

3,825

 

 

 

(4,174

)

 

 

(605

)

 

 

(4,726

)

 

 

2,789

 

 

 

404

 

Changes in fair value of financial instruments

 

 

(281

)

 

 

25,642

 

 

 

(28,301

)

 

 

(4,103

)

 

 

12,605

 

 

 

7,722

 

 

 

1,120

 

Others, net

 

 

8,807

 

 

 

18,980

 

 

 

14,843

 

 

 

2,152

 

 

 

24,183

 

 

 

48,078

 

 

 

6,971

 

Income before income taxes

 

 

167,610

 

 

 

309,455

 

 

 

192,341

 

 

 

27,887

 

 

 

470,836

 

 

 

946,016

 

 

 

137,159

 

Income tax expense

 

 

(52,945

)

 

 

(68,419

)

 

 

(75,879

)

 

 

(11,001

)

 

 

(154,416

)

 

 

(294,386

)

 

 

(42,682

)

Net income

 

 

114,665

 

 

 

241,036

 

 

 

116,462

 

 

 

16,886

 

 

 

316,420

 

 

 

651,630

 

 

 

94,477

 

Earnings per share:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Basic

 

 

0.16

 

 

 

0.33

 

 

 

0.16

 

 

 

0.02

 

 

 

0.44

 

 

 

0.89

 

 

 

0.13

 

Diluted

 

 

0.16

 

 

 

0.33

 

 

 

0.16

 

 

 

0.02

 

 

 

0.43

 

 

 

0.89

 

 

 

0.13

 

Other comprehensive (loss) income, net of tax of nil:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Foreign currency translation adjustments

 

 

(21,301

)

 

 

(77,630

)

 

 

82,933

 

 

 

12,024

 

 

 

(85,391

)

 

 

(42,540

)

 

 

(6,168

)

Comprehensive income

 

 

93,364

 

 

 

163,406

 

 

 

199,395

 

 

 

28,910

 

 

 

231,029

 

 

 

609,090

 

 

 

88,309

 

 

 

 


 

CHINDATA GROUP HOLDINGS LIMITED

UNAUDITED CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF CASH FLOWS

(Amount in thousands of Renminbi (“RMB”) and US dollars (“US$”))

 

 

 

For the three months ended

 

 

For the years ended

 

 

 

December 31, 2021

 

 

September 30, 2022

 

 

December 31, 2022

 

 

December 31, 2021

 

 

December 31, 2022

 

 

 

RMB

 

 

RMB

 

 

RMB

 

 

US$

 

 

RMB

 

 

RMB

 

 

US$

 

Net income

 

 

114,665

 

 

 

241,036

 

 

 

116,462

 

 

 

16,886

 

 

 

316,420

 

 

 

651,630

 

 

 

94,477

 

Depreciation and amortization

 

 

152,654

 

 

 

231,498

 

 

 

278,576

 

 

 

40,390

 

 

 

587,080

 

 

 

861,748

 

 

 

124,942

 

Share-based compensation

 

 

18,288

 

 

 

43,225

 

 

 

27,387

 

 

 

3,971

 

 

 

120,724

 

 

 

175,950

 

 

 

25,510

 

Amortization of debt issuance cost

 

 

11,917

 

 

 

12,089

 

 

 

12,486

 

 

 

1,810

 

 

 

35,808

 

 

 

75,702

 

 

 

10,976

 

Others

 

 

(13,516

)

 

 

(50,109

)

 

 

192,941

 

 

 

27,974

 

 

 

4,827

 

 

 

187,054

 

 

 

27,121

 

Changes in operating assets and liabilities

 

 

13,500

 

 

 

(651,585

)

 

 

(238,451

)

 

 

(34,572

)

 

 

646

 

 

 

(1,092,789

)

 

 

(158,440

)

Net cash generated from (used in) operating activities

 

 

297,508

 

 

 

(173,846

)

 

 

389,401

 

 

 

56,459

 

 

 

1,065,505

 

 

 

859,295

 

 

 

124,586

 

Net cash paid for long-lived assets and business combinations

 

 

(1,163,852

)

 

 

(1,325,428

)

 

 

(1,354,640

)

 

 

(196,404

)

 

 

(3,766,858

)

 

 

(4,912,793

)

 

 

(712,288

)

Net cash from short-term investment activities

 

 

63,372

 

 

 

(108,154

)

 

 

11,482

 

 

 

1,665

 

 

 

(186,113

)

 

 

98,231

 

 

 

14,242

 

Net cash used in investing activities

 

 

(1,100,480

)

 

 

(1,433,582

)

 

 

(1,343,158

)

 

 

(194,739

)

 

 

(3,952,971

)

 

 

(4,814,562

)

 

 

(698,046

)

Net proceeds from financing activities

 

 

4,810

 

 

 

726,944

 

 

 

74,923

 

 

 

10,863

 

 

 

1,293,061

 

 

 

2,660,798

 

 

 

385,779

 

Net cash generated from financing activities

 

 

4,810

 

 

 

726,944

 

 

 

74,923

 

 

 

10,863

 

 

 

1,293,061

 

 

 

2,660,798

 

 

 

385,779

 

Exchange rate effect on cash, cash equivalents and restricted cash

 

 

(29,908

)

 

 

104,565

 

 

 

(44,874

)

 

 

(6,507

)

 

 

(76,056

)

 

 

117,693

 

 

 

17,065

 

Net decrease in cash, cash equivalents and restricted cash

 

 

(828,070

)

 

 

(775,919

)

 

 

(923,708

)

 

 

(133,924

)

 

 

(1,670,461

)

 

 

(1,176,776

)

 

 

(170,616

)

Cash, cash equivalents and restricted cash at beginning of period

 

 

6,069,072

 

 

 

5,763,853

 

 

 

4,987,934

 

 

 

723,182

 

 

 

6,911,463

 

 

 

5,241,002

 

 

 

759,874

 

Cash, cash equivalents and restricted cash at end of period

 

 

5,241,002

 

 

 

4,987,934

 

 

 

4,064,226

 

 

 

589,258

 

 

 

5,241,002

 

 

 

4,064,226

 

 

 

589,258

 

 

 

 


 

CHINDATA GROUP HOLDINGS LIMITED

UNAUDITED RECONCILIATIONS OF GAAP AND NON-GAAP RESULTS

(Amount in thousands of Renminbi (“RMB”) and US dollars (“US$”) except for percentage data)

 

 

 

For the three months ended

 

 

For the years ended

 

 

 

December 31, 2021

 

 

September 30, 2022

 

 

December 31, 2022

 

 

December 31, 2021

 

 

December 31, 2022

 

 

 

RMB

 

 

RMB

 

 

RMB

 

 

US$

 

 

RMB

 

 

RMB

 

 

US$

 

Net income

 

 

114,665

 

 

 

241,036

 

 

 

116,462

 

 

 

16,886

 

 

 

316,420

 

 

 

651,630

 

 

 

94,477

 

Add: Depreciation and amortization(1)

 

 

154,661

 

 

 

233,505

 

 

 

280,583

 

 

 

40,681

 

 

 

595,107

 

 

 

869,775

 

 

 

126,106

 

Add: Net interest expenses

 

 

56,882

 

 

 

56,485

 

 

 

99,403

 

 

 

14,412

 

 

 

236,371

 

 

 

301,033

 

 

 

43,646

 

Add: Income tax expenses

 

 

52,945

 

 

 

68,419

 

 

 

75,879

 

 

 

11,001

 

 

 

154,416

 

 

 

294,386

 

 

 

42,682

 

Add: Share-based compensation

 

 

18,288

 

 

 

43,225

 

 

 

27,387

 

 

 

3,971

 

 

 

120,724

 

 

 

175,950

 

 

 

25,510

 

Add: Impairment of long-lived assets

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

83,482

 

 

 

12,104

 

 

 

 

 

 

83,482

 

 

 

12,104

 

Add: Changes in fair value of financial instruments

 

 

281

 

 

 

(25,642

)

 

 

28,301

 

 

 

4,103

 

 

 

(12,605

)

 

 

(7,722

)

 

 

(1,120

)

Add: Foreign exchange loss (gain)

 

 

5,516

 

 

 

(3,825

)

 

 

4,174

 

 

 

605

 

 

 

4,726

 

 

 

(2,789

)

 

 

(404

)

Add: Non-cash operating lease cost relating to prepaid land use rights

 

 

966

 

 

 

1,319

 

 

 

5,249

 

 

 

761

 

 

 

3,709

 

 

 

8,486

 

 

 

1,230

 

Adjusted EBITDA

 

 

404,204

 

 

 

614,522

 

 

 

720,920

 

 

 

104,524

 

 

 

1,418,868

 

 

 

2,374,231

 

 

 

344,231

 

Net income margin

 

 

14.7

%

 

 

20.0

%

 

 

8.4

%

 

 

8.4