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 August 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 Fiscal Year 2023 Second Quarter and Half Year 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: August 31, 2023

 


 

Exhibit Index

 

 

 

 

Exhibit

    No.

Description

 

 

Exhibit 99.1

Press Release

 

 


EX-99.1

 

Exhibit 99.1

 

Chindata Group Reports Fiscal Year 2023 Second Quarter and Half Year Unaudited Financial Results

BEIJING, August 31, 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 second quarter and half year 2023 ended June 30, 2023. 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

Solid growth and profitability momentum continued, quarterly revenue recorded 49.7% year over year growth, and 2023 full year guidance reiterated. Revenue in the second quarter of 2023 was RMB1,553.8 million, representing 49.7% year over year ("YoY") growth. Net income in the second quarter of 2023 was RMB219.2 million, representing 9.8% YoY growth, with a net margin of 14.1%. Adjusted EBITDA in the second quarter of 2023 increased by 49.9% YoY to RMB816.1 million, with a margin of 52.5%. The Company reiterated its 2023 revenue guidance in the range of RMB5,880 million to RMB6,080 million, and 2023 adjusted EBITDA guidance in the range of RMB3,100 million to RMB3,220 million.
Two new under-construction projects added, one existing project’s capacity expanded, and total capacity increased by 47MW to 945MW during the second quarter of 2023. Two new under-construction hyperscale projects in Johor, Malaysia and Zhangjiakou, Hebei, China with a total capacity of 38MW were added to the Company’s asset portfolio. One existing hyperscale project in the Company’s Johor campus, Malaysia has been expanded, adding capacity of 10MW. Two hyperscale projects with a total capacity of 91MW were put into service, supporting the anchor clients’ business in China and South East Asia. Quarter-end total capacity reached 945MW, representing a 21.8% YoY increase compared with 776MW in the same quarter of 2022. Capacity in China and Asia-Pacific emerging markets (excluding China) made up 81% and 19% of total capacity, respectively, by the end of the second quarter.
Ramp-up remained on track with overseas as key contributor. Utilized capacity increased by 48MW to reach 585MW, a 45.9% YoY growth. Strong business momentum from the Company's client base led to an increase of 48MW utilized capacity in the second quarter of 2023, contributed by projects in northern China, Malaysia, and India. Quarter-end utilized capacity reached 585MW, representing a 45.9% YoY growth. Overall utilization ratio was 80% by end of the second quarter of 2023, compared with 84% by the end of FY23Q1 and 78% by the end of FY22Q2.
34MW new commitment received from existing key clients for China and Malaysia projects. Total client commitment (contracted and “Indication of Interest” (IOI) capacity) increased by 34MW in the second quarter, mainly contributed by 22MW new IOI and contracted capacity received from the anchor client for the expansion of its overseas business, and 12MW new demand received from one of the key international clients. Total contracted and IOI capacity reached 850MW in the second quarter, representing a 30.8% YoY increase. Commitment ratio of total capacity was 90% by the end of the second quarter of 2023.

Management Quote

Mr. Huapeng Wu, Chief Executive Officer of Chindata Group, commented, “In the second quarter of 2023, Chindata continued to maintain a vigorous growth momentum. We deeply participated in the digital economic development of China and the Asia-Pacific emerging markets, building two major growth engines at home and abroad, and in-serivce and utilized capacity in the overseas market reached more than 5 times that of the same period last year. At the same time, we accumulated technology innovation bit by bit, supported sustainable growth with technology, and promoted high-quality upgrading of business. By the end of the second quarter, the number of patents obtained and applied for by the group reached 493, which is 1.37 times that of the same period last year. We have successfully developed a systematic and full-stack AI Generated Content ("AIGC") data center solution, seizing the new opportunities brought about by the new round of technological revolution in the industry.”

Mr. Dongning WANG, Chief Financial Officer of Chindata Group, commented, “We continued to deliver consistent and solid financial results in the second quarter of the year 2023. Revenue increased by 49.7% YoY to RMB1,553.8 million, and adjusted EBITDA increased by 49.9% to RMB816.1 million. The economy of scale of our hyperscale model and our cost control effort continued to yield healthy margin performance. Adjusted EBITDA margin in the second quarter continued to stay at above 50% level, at 52.5%. Net profit performance has lasted for 10 straight quarters, with net income in the second quarter grew by 9.8%, with a net margin of 14.1%. Return continued to improve as a result, with company

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level pre-tax ROIC reaching 19.3% in the second quarter, compared with 18.7% by end of the first quarter of 2023. Taking into consideration such momentum, we are reiterating our 2023 revenue and adjusted EBITDA guidance previously provided.”

 

Business Highlights

 

Asset Overview

Total Capacity.
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Total capacity continued to grow at a steady pace. Total capacity increased by 47MW to 945MW by the end of the second quarter of 2023, representing an 21.8% YoY growth. (vs. 898MW in FY23Q1, 776MW in FY22Q2).
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In-service capacity. In-service capacity increased by 91MW to 730MW by the end of the second quarter of 2023, representing a 42.9% YoY growth (vs. 639MW in FY23Q1, 511MW in FY22Q2), mainly contributed by CN20 and MY06-2, located in the Company’s Datong campus in Shanxi Province and its Johor campus in Malaysia, respectively, supporting the anchor client’s business. The Company had 27 in-service projects by end of the second quarter of 2023.
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Under-construction capacity. Under-construction capacity was 214MW by the end of the second quarter of 2023 (vs.258MW in FY23Q1, 265MW in FY22Q2). Two new under-construction hyperscale projects were added to the Company’s asset portfolio, including MY06-4, a 12MW project located in Johor campus, Malaysia scheduled for delivery starting from 2024Q1 and CN23, a 26MW project located in Hebei, China scheduled for delivery starting from 2025Q1. One existing hyperscale project, located in Johor campus, Malaysia, was expanded to 53MW, adding a capacity of 10MW.
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As of the end of the second quarter, the Company’s total capacity (in-service and under construction) by region was as follows: Greater Beijing Area: 722MW (76%), Yangtze River Delta Area: 36MW (4%), Greater Bay Area: 5MW (1%), Malaysia and India: 182MW (19%).
Contracted and IOI capacity.
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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 healthy. Overseas business has been a major contributor in new demand during the second quarter.
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Total contracted and IOI capacity increased by 34MW during the second quarter of 2023 to reach 850MW by quarter end, representing a 30.8% YoY growth (vs. 816MW in FY23Q1, 650MW in FY22Q2). The Company received 10MW contracted and IOI capacity on existing project MY06-3 due to expansion, and 12MW IOI capacity on new project MY06-4 in Johor campus, Malaysia, to support the anchor client. In addition to that, the Company received 12 MW new demand on the new project CN23 to support one of the key international clients. Contracted capacity increased by 60MW during the second quarter, mostly contributed by the 16MW IOI conversion on projects CE02, CN12, and CN23 to support one of the key international clients and 45MW IOI conversion and newly contracted capacity on project MY06-3 to support the anchor client.
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Commitment ratio remained healthy for the Company’s asset portfolio. Contracted & IOI ratio for in-service capacity was 95% by the end of the second quarter of 2023 (vs. 95% by end of FY23Q1, 95% by end of FY22Q2). Contracted & IOI ratio for total capacity was 90% by the end of the second quarter of 2023 (vs. 91% by end of FY23Q1, 84% by end of FY22Q2).

 
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 increased by 48MW to 585MW by end of the second quarter of 2023, representing a 45.9% YoY growth (vs. 537MW by end of FY23Q1, 401MW by end of FY22Q2.
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Additional utilized capacity of 48MW was mostly contributed by projects in the Company's campuses in the Greater Beijing region, Malaysia, and India, supporting the anchor client, the Chinese cloud client, and one of the key international clients.

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Utilization ratio was 80% by the end of the second quarter of 2023 (vs. 84% by the end of FY23Q1, 78% by the end of FY22Q2). For the Company’s 27 in-service projects, 16 of them (59%) were operating at 90% or above utilization ratio, 5 of them (19%) were ramping up in between 50% to 70% utilization ratio, while 6 of them (22%) were ramping up at below 50% utilization ratio.
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Utilized capacity and split by region by the end of the second quarter of 2023 are as follows: Greater Beijing Area: 489MW (83%), Yangtze River Delta Area: 10MW (2%), Greater Bay Area: 2MW (1%), Malaysia and India: 84MW (14%).

 

Recent Developments: Sustainability

On July 24, 2023, the Company published its 2022 ESG Report. The Company continued to run its business in an energy-efficient entity. The Company procured 220 million kWh of green electricity in 2022, and has amassed nearly 770 million kWh green electricity through transactions by end of 2022. Total power consumption for the year was 3.03 billion kWh, with annual PUE of its Chinese business at 1.21, remarkably lower than industry average. The Company leverages its core values of Stable, Advanced, Forward, Eco-friendly (SAFE) to enhance its environmental, social, and governance (ESG) strategy, aiming to efficiently convert electricity into high-quality computational power, ensuring stability, eco-friendliness, and quality. This approach will not only enhance operational stability, but also bolster partner confidence and promote long-term sustainability. More information regarding the Company’s ESG initiatives can be obtained at https://investor.chindatagroup.com/esg-efforts.

 

Recent Developments: Strategic Cooperation Agreement

The Company continued to build its partnership ecosystem to lay the foundation for future opportunities. On July 28, 2023, the Company entered into a ten-year strategic cooperation agreement with Zhangjiakou Construction & Investment Group, an SOE based in Zhangjiakou. Zhangjiakou Construction & Investment Group brings a wealth of experience and robust capabilities in asset management, capital operations, resource development, and industrial investment. The two entities will forge a comprehensive partnership spanning land and water resource development, energy development, data center collaboration and operations, and integrated source-grid-load-storage projects. Both parties will also further explore other collaborative opportunities in the big data industry chain. This partnership enhances the Company’s presence in Hebei and Zhangjiakou's "East Data" hub, while delivering mutual benefits, fostering industry convergence, and boosting Zhangjiakou's digital economy.

 

Recent Developments: National Award

On July 14, 2023, Hebei Qinhuai, a subsidiary of the Company, was selected to be a part of the National List of Specialized and Innovative "Little Giant" Enterprises. This prestigious designation is awarded to companies that focus on niche markets, exhibiting strong innovation, maintaining significant market share, mastering core technologies, and achieving high levels of quality and efficiency. The Company holds the distinction of being the first data center enterprise in Hebei to attain this honor. The Company’s "Four Campuses Layout" in Huailai County is well-established, with an IT capacity of over 300MW and a server deployment scale accounting for 80% of the total in Huailai County.

 


 



 

Fiscal Year 2023 Second Quarter and First Half Financial Results Summary

 

TOTAL REVENUES

Total revenues in the second quarter of 2023 increased by 49.7% to RMB1,553.8 million (US$214.3 million) from RMB1,038.1 million in the same period of 2022, primarily driven by the robust growth of the Company’s colocation services as more capacity was put into utilization as scheduled.

For the first half of 2023, total revenues increased by 53.0% to RMB2,997.3 million (US$413.4 million) from RMB1,958.7 million in the same period of 2022.

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COST OF REVENUE

In line with the Company’s revenue growth, total costs of revenue in the second quarter of 2023 were RMB911.2 million (US$125.7 million), compared to RMB602.2 million in the same period of 2022, representing an increase of 51.3%, mainly driven by increases in utility costs, and depreciation and amortization expenses.

For the first half of 2023, total cost of revenue increased by 57.2% to RMB1,731.5 million (US$238.8 million) from RMB1,101.8 million in the same period of 2022, mainly driven by increases in utility costs, and depreciation and amortization expenses.

 

GROSS PROFIT

Gross profit in the second quarter of 2023 increased by 47.4% to RMB642.6 million (US$88.6 million) from RMB435.9 million in the same period of 2022. Gross margin in the second quarter of 2023 was 41.4%, compared with 42.0% in the same period of 2022 and 43.2% in the first quarter of 2023.

For the first half of 2023, gross profit increased by 47.7% to RMB1,265.8 million (US$174.6 million) from RMB856.9 million in the same period of 2022. Gross margin in the first half of 2023 was 42.2%, compared to 43.8% in the same period of 2022.

 

OPERATING EXPENSES

Total operating expenses in the second quarter of 2023 increased by 56.9% to RMB197.6 million (US$27.2 million) from RMB125.9 million in the same period of 2022.

For the first half of 2023, total operating expenses increased by 23.5% to RMB364.7 million (US$50.3 million) from RMB295.4 million in the same period of 2022.

Selling and marketing expenses in the second quarter of 2023 slightly increased by 4.1% to RMB16.1 million (US$2.2 million) from RMB15.4 million in the same period of 2022, primarily due to more marketing activities conducted by the Company. For the first half of 2023, selling and marketing expenses slightly decreased by 0.9% to RMB37.5 million (US$5.2 million) from RMB37.8 million in the same period of 2022.

General and administrative expenses in the second quarter of 2023 increased by 69.6% to RMB154.5 million (US$21.3 million) from RMB91.1 million in the same period of 2022, primarily due to higher professional service fee and employee benefit expense. For the first half of 2023, general and administrative expenses increased by 25.7% to RMB275.3 million (US$38.0 million) from RMB218.9 million in the same period of 2022, primarily due to higher professional service fee and employee benefit expense.

Research and development expenses in the second quarter of 2023 were RMB27.0 million (US$3.7 million), compared to RMB19.4 million in the same period of 2022, representing an increase of 39.3%, primarily due to an increase in R&D personnel and higher share-based compensation expense. For the first half of 2023, research and development expenses increased by 34.4% to RMB51.9 million (US$7.2 million) from RMB38.6 million in the same period of 2022, primarily due to an increase in R&D personnel and higher share-based compensation expense.

 

OPERATING INCOME

As a result of the foregoing, operating income in the second quarter of 2023 increased by 43.5% to RMB445.0 million (US$61.4 million) from RMB310.0 million in the same period of 2022. Operating income margin in the second quarter of 2023 was 28.6%, compared with 29.9% in the same period of 2022 and 31.6% in the first quarter of 2023.

For the first half of 2023, operating income increased by 60.5% to RMB901.1 million (US$124.3 million) from RMB561.6 million in the same period of 2022. Operating income margin in the first half of 2023 was 30.1%, compared to 28.7% in the same period of 2022.

 

NET INCOME

Net income in the second quarter of 2023 increased by 9.8% to RMB219.2 million (US$30.2 million) from RMB199.6 million in the same period of 2022. Net income margin in the second quarter of 2023 was 14.1%, compared with 19.2% in the same period of 2022 and 17.5% in the first quarter of 2023. For the first half of 2023, net income increased by 60.5% to RMB472.2 million (US$65.1 million), compared with RMB294.1 million in the same period of 2022. Net income margin in the first half of 2023 was 15.8%, compared to 15.0% in the same period of 2022.

 

EARNINGS PER ADS

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Basic and diluted earnings per American Depositary Share ("ADS") in the second quarter of 2023 were RMB0.60 (US$0.08) and RMB0.60 (US$0.08). Basic and diluted earnings per share were RMB0.30 (US$0.04) and RMB0.30 (US$0.04). Each ADS represents two of the Company's Class A ordinary shares.

For the first half of 2023, basic and diluted earnings per American Depositary Share ("ADS") were RMB1.30 (US$0.18) and RMB1.28 (US$0.18). Basic and diluted earnings per share were RMB0.65 (US$0.09) and RMB0.64 (US$0.09).

 

ADJUSTED EBITDA

Adjusted EBITDA in the second quarter of 2023 increased by 49.9% to RMB816.1 million (US$112.5 million), from RMB544.3 million in the same period of 2022. 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) loss, and non-cash operating lease cost relating to prepaid land use rights.

Adjusted EBITDA margin in the second quarter of 2023 was 52.5%, compared with 52.4% in the same period of 2022 and 56.4% in the first quarter of 2023.

For the first half of 2023, adjusted EBITDA increased by 56.9% to RMB1,629.9 million (US$224.8 million), from RMB1,038.8 million in the same period of 2022. Adjusted EBITDA margin in the first half of 2023 was 54.4%, compared with 53.0% in the same period of 2022.

 

ADJUSTED NET INCOME

Adjusted net income in the second quarter of 2023 increased by 6.7% to RMB258.2 million (US$35.6 million), from RMB241.9 million in the same period of 2022. Adjusted net income is defined as net income excluding share-based compensation, impairment of long-lived assets, and depreciation and amortization of property and equipment and intangible assets resulting from a business combination, as adjusted for the tax effects on non-GAAP adjustments.

Adjusted net income margin in the second quarter of 2023 was 16.6%, compared with 23.3% in the same period of 2022 and 21.9% in the first quarter of 2023.

For the first half of 2023, adjusted net income increased by 36.8% to RMB574.0 million (US$79.2 million), from RMB419.5 million in the same period of 2022. Adjusted net income margin in the first half of 2023 was 19.1%, compared with 21.4% in the same period of 2022.

 

BALANCE SHEET

As of June 30, 2023, the Company had cash, cash equivalents and restricted cash of RMB5,915.3 million (US$815.8 million), compared to RMB4,064.2 million as of December 31, 2022. As of June 30, 2023, the Company had short-term bank loans and current portion of long-term bank loans of RMB1,306.1 million (US$180.1 million), long-term bank loans of RMB8,225.1 million (US$1,134.3 million) and notes payable of RMB2,137.4 million (US$294.8 million), compared to RMB1,203.1 million, RMB7,168.4 million and nil, respectively, as of December 31, 2022.

The Company and its affiliates may from time to time purchase Company debt, including the 10.500% senior notes due 2026 (the “Notes”), in open market purchases, privately negotiated transactions, tender offers or otherwise. In addition, the Company currently expects to exercise its right under the indenture governing the Notes to redeem the Notes after the closing of the merger contemplated in the Agreement and Plan of Merger among the Company and the other parties thereto, dated August 11, 2023 (the “Merger”), subject to market conditions, the Company’s liquidity requirements and capital resources, the terms of the debt financing to be incurred in connection with the Merger, and other factors.

 

2023 Full Year Business Outlook

Taking numerous factors into consideration, the Company reiterated 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

RMB3,100 million – RMB3,220 million, a 31.0-35.6% increase over the full year of 2022

 

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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 Thursday, August 31, 2023, at 8:00 A.M. Eastern Time (or 8:00 P.M. Beijing Time on the same day) to discuss the financial results.

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 Q2 2023 Earnings Call

Registration Link: https://register.vevent.com/register/BI63d50056b5074db9b67a2349f0ab7a98

 

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 RMB7.2513 to US$1.00, the noon buying rate on June 30, 2023 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

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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 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

Don ZHOU

Penghua.zhou@chindatagroup.com

Claire LIN

Shiqing.lin@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, 2022

 

 

As of June 30, 2023

 

 

 

RMB

 

 

RMB

 

 

US$

 

ASSETS

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Current assets

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cash and cash equivalents

 

 

3,115,914

 

 

 

4,907,901

 

 

 

676,830

 

Restricted cash

 

 

796,549

 

 

 

768,637

 

 

 

106,000

 

Accounts receivable, net

 

 

1,937,692

 

 

 

1,397,109

 

 

 

192,670

 

Value added taxes recoverable

 

 

437,579

 

 

 

477,810

 

 

 

65,893

 

Prepayments and other current assets

 

 

468,688

 

 

 

653,239

 

 

 

90,086

 

Total current assets

 

 

6,756,422

 

 

 

8,204,696

 

 

 

1,131,479

 

Non-current assets

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Property and equipment, net

 

 

13,369,156

 

 

 

15,316,834

 

 

 

2,112,288

 

Operating lease right-of-use assets

 

 

1,104,895

 

 

 

1,099,258

 

 

 

151,595

 

Finance lease right-of-use assets

 

 

133,037

 

 

 

134,383

 

 

 

18,532

 

Goodwill and intangible assets, net

 

 

793,082

 

 

 

773,152

 

 

 

106,623

 

Restricted cash

 

 

151,763

 

 

 

238,723

 

 

 

32,921

 

Value added taxes recoverable

 

 

369,016

 

 

 

367,221

 

 

 

50,642

 

Other non-current assets

 

 

422,860

 

 

 

467,960

 

 

 

64,534

 

Total non-current assets

 

 

16,343,809

 

 

 

18,397,531

 

 

 

2,537,135

 

Total assets

 

 

23,100,231

 

 

 

26,602,227

 

 

 

3,668,614

 

LIABILITIES AND SHAREHOLDERS’ EQUITY

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Current liabilities

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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

 

 

1,203,080

 

 

 

1,306,082

 

 

 

180,117

 

Accounts payable

 

 

2,420,376

 

 

 

2,119,212

 

 

 

292,253

 

Current portion of operating lease liabilities

 

 

42,407

 

 

 

36,898

 

 

 

5,088

 

Current portion of finance lease liabilities

 

 

4,978

 

 

 

5,071

 

 

 

699

 

Accrued expenses and other current liabilities

 

 

584,839

 

 

 

657,466

 

 

 

90,669

 

Total current liabilities

 

 

4,255,680

 

 

 

4,124,729

 

 

 

568,826

 

Non-current liabilities

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Long-term bank loans

 

 

7,168,445

 

 

 

8,225,121

 

 

 

1,134,296

 

Notes payable

 

 

 

 

 

2,137,360

 

 

 

294,755

 

Operating lease liabilities

 

 

178,609

 

 

 

175,855

 

 

 

24,252

 

Finance lease liabilities

 

 

58,745

 

 

 

58,284

 

 

 

8,038

 

Other non-current liabilities

 

 

529,198

 

 

 

601,491

 

 

 

82,949

 

Total non-current liabilities

 

 

7,934,997

 

 

 

11,198,111

 

 

 

1,544,290

 

Total liabilities

 

 

12,190,677

 

 

 

15,322,840

 

 

 

2,113,116

 

Shareholders’ equity:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Ordinary shares

 

 

46

 

 

 

46

 

 

 

6

 

Additional paid-in capital

 

 

10,832,160

 

 

 

10,917,432

 

 

 

1,505,583

 

Statutory reserves

 

 

311,821

 

 

 

311,821

 

 

 

43,002

 

Accumulated other comprehensive loss

 

 

(300,517

)

 

 

(488,147

)

 

 

(67,319

)

Retained earnings

 

 

66,044

 

 

 

538,235

 

 

 

74,226

 

Total shareholders’ equity

 

 

10,909,554

 

 

 

11,279,387

 

 

 

1,555,498

 

Total liabilities and shareholders’ equity

 

 

23,100,231

 

 

 

26,602,227

 

 

 

3,668,614

 

 

 

 

 


 

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 six months ended

 

 

 

June 30, 2022

 

 

March 31, 2023

 

 

June 30, 2023

 

 

June 30, 2022

 

 

June 30, 2023

 

 

 

RMB

 

 

RMB

 

 

RMB

 

 

US$

 

 

RMB

 

 

RMB

 

 

US$

 

Revenue

 

 

1,038,097

 

 

 

1,443,547

 

 

 

1,553,793

 

 

 

214,278

 

 

 

1,958,705

 

 

 

2,997,340

 

 

 

413,352

 

Cost of revenue

 

 

(602,182

)

 

 

(820,324

)

 

 

(911,221

)

 

 

(125,663

)

 

 

(1,101,756

)

 

 

(1,731,545

)

 

 

(238,791

)

Gross profit

 

 

435,915

 

 

 

623,223

 

 

 

642,572

 

 

 

88,615

 

 

 

856,949

 

 

 

1,265,795

 

 

 

174,561

 

Operating expenses

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Selling and marketing expenses

 

 

(15,426

)

 

 

(21,449

)

 

 

(16,066

)

 

 

(2,216

)

 

 

(37,842

)

 

 

(37,515

)

 

 

(5,174

)

General and administrative expenses

 

 

(91,104

)

 

 

(120,784

)

 

 

(154,531

)

 

 

(21,311

)

 

 

(218,942

)

 

 

(275,315

)

 

 

(37,968

)

Research and development expenses

 

 

(19,360

)

 

 

(24,880

)

 

 

(26,978

)

 

 

(3,720

)

 

 

(38,574

)

 

 

(51,858

)

 

 

(7,152

)

Total operating expenses

 

 

(125,890

)

 

 

(167,113

)

 

 

(197,575

)

 

 

(27,247

)

 

 

(295,358

)

 

 

(364,688

)

 

 

(50,294

)

Operating income

 

 

310,025

 

 

 

456,110

 

 

 

444,997

 

 

 

61,368

 

 

 

561,591

 

 

 

901,107

 

 

 

124,267

 

Net interest expense

 

 

(60,518

)

 

 

(117,425

)

 

 

(131,591

)

 

 

(18,147

)

 

 

(145,145

)

 

 

(249,016

)

 

 

(34,341

)

Foreign exchange gain (loss)

 

 

3,667

 

 

 

2,045

 

 

 

(1,174

)

 

 

(162

)

 

 

3,138

 

 

 

871

 

 

 

120

 

Changes in fair value of financial instruments

 

 

10,436

 

 

 

3,310

 

 

 

5,659

 

 

 

780

 

 

 

10,381

 

 

 

8,969

 

 

 

1,237

 

Others, net

 

 

13,637

 

 

 

18,556

 

 

 

13,591

 

 

 

1,874

 

 

 

14,255

 

 

 

32,147

 

 

 

4,433

 

Income before income taxes

 

 

277,247

 

 

 

362,596

 

 

 

331,482

 

 

 

45,713

 

 

 

444,220

 

 

 

694,078

 

 

 

95,716

 

Income tax expense

 

 

(77,683

)

 

 

(109,624

)

 

 

(112,263

)

 

 

(15,482

)

 

 

(150,088

)

 

 

(221,887

)

 

 

(30,600

)

Net income

 

 

199,564

 

 

 

252,972

 

 

 

219,219

 

 

 

30,231

 

 

 

294,132

 

 

 

472,191

 

 

 

65,116

 

Earnings per share:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Basic

 

 

0.27

 

 

 

0.35

 

 

 

0.30

 

 

 

0.04

 

 

 

0.40

 

 

 

0.65

 

 

 

0.09

 

Diluted

 

 

0.27

 

 

 

0.34

 

 

 

0.30

 

 

 

0.04

 

 

 

0.40

 

 

 

0.64

 

 

 

0.09

 

Other comprehensive income, net of tax of nil:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Foreign currency translation adjustments

 

 

(32,410

)

 

 

(20,940

)

 

 

(166,690

)

 

 

(22,988

)

 

 

(47,843

)

 

 

(187,630

)

 

 

(25,875

)

Comprehensive income

 

 

167,154

 

 

 

232,032

 

 

 

52,529

 

 

 

7,243

 

 

 

246,289

 

 

 

284,561

 

 

 

39,241

 

 

 

 


 

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 six months ended

 

 

 

June 30, 2022

 

 

March 31, 2023

 

 

June 30, 2023

 

 

June 30, 2022

 

 

June 30, 2023

 

 

 

RMB

 

 

RMB

 

 

RMB

 

 

US$

 

 

RMB

 

 

RMB

 

 

US$

 

Net income

 

 

199,564

 

 

 

252,972

 

 

 

219,219

 

 

 

30,231

 

 

 

294,132

 

 

 

472,191

 

 

 

65,116

 

Depreciation and amortization

 

 

185,318

 

 

 

281,577

 

 

 

323,853

 

 

 

44,661

 

 

 

351,674

 

 

 

605,430

 

 

 

83,493

 

Share-based compensation

 

 

32,345

 

 

 

52,253

 

 

 

28,475

 

 

 

3,927

 

 

 

105,338

 

 

 

80,728

 

 

 

11,133

 

Amortization of debt issuance cost

 

 

11,042

 

 

 

15,195

 

 

 

15,916

 

 

 

2,195

 

 

 

51,127

 

 

 

31,111

 

 

 

4,290

 

Others

 

 

25,592

 

 

 

9,500

 

 

 

43,347

 

 

 

5,978

 

 

 

44,222

 

 

 

52,847

 

 

 

7,289

 

Changes in operating assets and liabilities

 

 

21,632

 

 

 

81,779

 

 

 

556,005

 

 

 

76,677

 

 

 

(202,753

)

 

 

637,784

 

 

 

87,954

 

Net cash generated from operating activities

 

 

475,493

 

 

 

693,276

 

 

 

1,186,815

 

 

 

163,669

 

 

 

643,740

 

 

 

1,880,091

 

 

 

259,275

 

Net cash paid for long-lived assets and business combinations

 

 

(1,007,840

)

 

 

(1,653,902

)

 

 

(1,254,568

)

 

 

(173,013

)

 

 

(2,232,725

)

 

 

(2,908,470

)

 

 

(401,096

)

Net cash from short-term investment activities

 

 

33,052

 

 

 

 

 

 

(141,857

)

 

 

(19,563

)

 

 

194,903

 

 

 

(141,857

)

 

 

(19,563

)

Net cash used in investing activities

 

 

(974,788

)

 

 

(1,653,902

)

 

 

(1,396,425

)

 

 

(192,576

)

 

 

(2,037,822

)

 

 

(3,050,327

)

 

 

(420,659

)

Net proceeds from financing activities

 

 

1,819,657

 

 

 

2,713,334

 

 

 

259,142

 

 

 

35,737

 

 

 

1,858,931

 

 

 

2,972,476

 

 

 

409,923

 

Net cash generated from financing activities

 

 

1,819,657

 

 

 

2,713,334

 

 

 

259,142

 

 

 

35,737

 

 

 

1,858,931

 

 

 

2,972,476

 

 

 

409,923

 

Exchange rate effect on cash, cash equivalents and restricted cash

 

 

71,166

 

 

 

(47,663

)

 

 

96,458

 

 

 

13,302

 

 

 

58,002

 

 

 

48,795

 

 

 

6,730

 

Net increase in cash, cash equivalents and restricted cash

 

 

1,391,528

 

 

 

1,705,045

 

 

 

145,990

 

 

 

20,132

 

 

 

522,851

 

 

 

1,851,035

 

 

 

255,269

 

Cash, cash equivalents and restricted cash at beginning of period

 

 

4,372,325

 

 

 

4,064,226

 

 

 

5,769,271

 

 

 

795,619

 

 

 

5,241,002

 

 

 

4,064,226

 

 

 

560,482

 

Cash, cash equivalents and restricted cash at end of period

 

 

5,763,853

 

 

 

5,769,271

 

 

 

5,915,261

 

 

 

815,751

 

 

 

5,763,853

 

 

 

5,915,261

 

 

 

815,751

 

 

 

 


 

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 six months ended

 

 

 

June 30, 2022

 

 

March 31, 2023

 

 

June 30, 2023

 

 

June 30, 2022

 

 

June 30, 2023

 

 

 

RMB

 

 

RMB

 

 

RMB

 

 

US$

 

 

RMB

 

 

RMB

 

 

US$

 

Net income

 

 

199,564

 

 

 

252,972

 

 

 

219,219

 

 

 

30,231

 

 

 

294,132

 

 

 

472,191

 

 

 

65,116

 

Add: Depreciation and amortization(1)

 

 

187,324

 

 

 

283,584

 

 

 

325,859

 

 

 

44,938

 

 

 

355,687

 

 

 

609,443

 

 

 

84,046

 

Add: Net interest expenses

 

 

60,518

 

 

 

117,425

 

 

 

131,591

 

 

 

18,147

 

 

 

145,145

 

 

 

249,016

 

 

 

34,341

 

Add: Income tax expenses

 

 

77,683

 

 

 

109,624

 

 

 

112,263

 

 

 

15,482

 

 

 

150,088

 

 

 

221,887

 

 

 

30,600

 

Add: Share-based compensation

 

 

32,345

 

 

 

52,253

 

 

 

28,475

 

 

 

3,927

 

 

 

105,338

 

 

 

80,728

 

 

 

11,133

 

Add: Changes in fair value of financial instruments

 

 

(10,436

)

 

 

(3,310

)

 

 

(5,659

)

 

 

(780

)

 

 

(10,381

)

 

 

(8,969

)

 

 

(1,237

)

Add: Foreign exchange (gain) loss

 

 

(3,667

)

 

 

(2,045

)

 

 

1,174

 

 

 

162

 

 

 

(3,138

)

 

 

(871

)

 

 

(120

)

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

 

 

959

 

 

 

3,297

 

 

 

3,172

 

 

 

437

 

 

 

1,918

 

 

 

6,469

 

 

 

892

 

Adjusted EBITDA

 

 

544,290

 

 

 

813,800

 

 

 

816,094

 

 

 

112,544

 

 

 

1,038,789

 

 

 

1,629,894

 

 

 

224,771

 

Net income margin

 

 

19.2

%

 

 

17.5

%

 

 

14.1

%

 

 

14.1

%

 

 

15.0

%

 

 

15.8

%

 

 

15.8

%

Adjusted EBITDA margin

 

 

52.4

%