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 May 2020

 


 

Commission File Number: 001-37922

 


 

ZTO Express (Cayman) Inc.

 

Building One, No. 1685 Huazhi Road

Qingpu District

Shanghai, 201708

People’s Republic of China

(Address of principal executive offices)

 

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

 

Form 20-F x

 

Form 40-F o

 

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SIGNATURES

 

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

 

 

ZTO Express (Cayman) Inc.

 

 

 

By

:

/s/ Huiping Yan

 

Name

:

Huiping Yan

 

Title

:

Chief Financial Officer

 

 

 

 

Date: May 21, 2020

 

 

 

 

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Exhibit Index

 

Exhibit 99.1 — Press Release

 

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Exhibit 99.1

 

2.4 Billion Parcels Expanded Market Share to 18.9% Amidst Pandemic
Achieved RMB 635.1 Million Adjusted Net Income Despite Headwind

 

ZTO Reports First Quarter 2020 Unaudited Financial Results

 

Shanghai, May 21, 2020 — ZTO Express (Cayman) Inc. (NYSE: ZTO), a leading and fast-growing express delivery company in China (“ZTO” or the “Company”), today announced its unaudited financial results for the first quarter ended March 31, 20201. Although adversely affected by the global pandemic COVID-19 outbreak, the Company delivered 4.9% volume growth to reach 2.4 billion parcels and achieved better than expected adjusted net income of RMB635.1 million.

 

First Quarter 2020 Financial Highlights

 

Revenues were RMB3,915.9 million (US$553.0 million), a decrease of 14.4% from RMB4,574.0 million in the same period of 2019.

Gross profit was RMB818.7 million (US$115.6 million), a decrease of 35.0% from RMB1,259.6 million in the same period of 2019.

Net income was RMB371.0 million (US$52.4 million), a decrease of 45.6% from RMB681.6 million in the same period of 2019.

Adjusted EBITDA2 was RMB1,173.4 million (US$165.7 million), a decrease of 18.6% from RMB1,441.0 million in the same period of 2019.

Adjusted net income3 was RMB635.1 million (US$89.7 million), a decrease of 34.3% from RMB966.4 million in the same period of 2019.

Basic and diluted earnings per American depositary share (“ADS”4) were RMB0.48 (US$0.07), a decrease of 44.8% from RMB0.87 in the same period of 2019.

Adjusted basic and diluted earnings per American depositary share5 attributable to ordinary shareholders were RMB0.82 (US$0.12), a decrease of 33.3% from RMB1.23 in the same period of 2019.

Net cash provided by operating activities was RMB 177.8 million (US$25.1 million), compared with RMB 633.3 million in the same period of 2019.

 

Operational Highlights for First Quarter 2020

 

Parcel volume was 2,374 million, an increase of 4.9% from 2,264 million in the same period of 2019.

Number of pickup/delivery outlets was approximately 30,000 as of March 31, 2020.

Number of direct network partners was over 4,850 as of March 31, 2020.

Number of line-haul vehicles was over 7,700 as of March 31, 2020, which included over 6,800 self-owned vehicles and over 900 vehicles owned and operated by Tonglu Tongze Logistics Ltd., a transportation operator that works exclusively for ZTO.

Number of self-owned trucks increased to around 6,800 as of March 31, 2020 from 6,450 as of December 31, 2019. Among the self-owned trucks, over 5,000 were high capacity 15 to 17-meter-long models as of March 31, 2020, compared to over 4,650 as of December 31, 2019.

Number of line-haul routes between sorting hubs was over 2,900 as of March 31, 2020, compared to over 2,600 as of December 31, 2019.

Number of sorting hubs was 90 as of March 31, 2020, among which 81 are operated by the Company and 9 by the Company’s network partners.

 


(1)        An investor relations presentation accompanies this earnings release and can be found at ir.zto.com

(2)        Adjusted EBITDA is a non-GAAP financial measure, which is defined as net income before depreciation, amortization, interest expenses and income tax expenses, and further adjusted to exclude the shared-based compensation expense and non-recurring items such as the gain on disposal of equity investees and subsidiary which management aims to better represent the underlying business operations

(3)        Adjusted net income is a non-GAAP financial measure, which is defined as net income before share-based compensation expense and non-recurring items such as gain on disposal of equity investees and subsidiary in which management aims to better represent the underlying business operations

(4)        One ADS represents one Class A ordinary share

(5)        Adjusted basic and diluted earnings per American depositary share attributable to ordinary shareholders is a non-GAAP financial measure. It is defined as adjusted net income divided by weighted average number of basic and diluted shares, respectively.

 

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Mr. Meisong Lai, Founder, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of ZTO, commented “ZTO’s overall results for the quarter were satisfactory. The entire country faced challenges brought by COVID-19 outbreak and made tremendous effort and sacrifices. Express delivery business as a whole was able to return to normal operations ahead of many other industries, thanks to policy support and robust consumption demand. We saw our average daily volume in the first half of May reached record high and exceeded 50 million parcels.  Our core business strategy is intact, which is focused on accelerated market share gain and increasing volume lead while maintaining quality of services and achieving net profit growth.”

 

Mr. Lai added, “Chinese domestic consumption and particularly, innovations in ecommerce is rapidly transforming the Chinese economy and augmenting the traditional distribution channels.  The time and spatial distance between consumers and the origins of goods and services are compressing. We believe competition is likely to further escalate in the near term, however, the industry growth prospects remain positive.  We must, on one hand, constantly reach up to find new equilibrium in higher capacity and utilization in order to ensure operational efficiencies and quality of earnings. On the other hand, we must seize opportunities and evolve with the economy, and regenerate relevant competitive advantages to stay ahead of the curve. At the recent celebration of our founding anniversary, we recounted our journey in the past 18 years and renewed our resolve and commitment. Our road ahead may present many challenges but even more opportunities. We have only just begun.”

 

Ms. Huiping Yan, Chief Financial Officer of ZTO, added, “Because of the orderly recovery in operations as well as a healthy growth in ecommerce spending since March, we achieved positive results during the first quarter by expanding volume market share by 0.3 points to 18.9%, and achieving an adjusted net income of 635.1 million. During the quarter, we kept up with market level subsidies to incentivize volume growth.  At the same time, we leveraged our strong cash reserves to support many of our network partners to ease liquidity pressures and ensure pickup and delivery activities were normalized and outlets could stay ahead as competition intensified.”

 

Ms. Yan added, “Relief and stimulus policies are positively supporting the economic recovery, and consumer demands appeared strong.  Statistics shown that ecommerce growth lead the retail spending, and express delivery industry is at the forefront acting as a catalyst.  Our parcel volume has surged to a new level and we must recalibrate capacity investment and output efficiencies while navigating through a highly competitive landscape.  Our recent corporate initiatives for building standardized operations and procedures, which emphasize more on process management and measurable outcomes, will help further harness efficiencies, improve productivities and drive results.”

 

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First Quarter 2020 Financial Results

 

 

 

Three Months Ended March 31,

 

 

 

2019

 

2020

 

 

 

RMB

 

%

 

RMB

 

US$

 

%

 

 

 

(in thousands, except percentages)

 

Express delivery services

 

4,059,372

 

88.7

 

3,406,410

 

481,077

 

87.0

 

Freight forwarding services

 

289,314

 

6.3

 

295,476

 

41,729

 

7.5

 

Sale of accessories

 

208,838

 

4.6

 

177,025

 

25,001

 

4.5

 

Others

 

16,506

 

0.4

 

36,978

 

5,222

 

1.0

 

Total revenues

 

4,574,030

 

100.0

 

3,915,889

 

553,029

 

100.0

 

 

Revenues were RMB3,915.9 million (US$553.0 million), a decrease of 14.4% from RMB4,574.0 million in the same period of 2019. Revenue from the core express delivery business decreased by 15.5% compared to the same period of 2019, as a combined result of a 4.9% increase in parcel volume and a 19.4% decrease in unit price per parcel mainly to provide extra support to the network partners in order to maintain competitiveness and to cope with the negative impact of the COVID-19 outbreak. Revenue from freight forwarding services increased 2.1% compared to the same period of 2019, mainly due to increased cross border e-commerce demand during the COVID-19 outbreak. Revenue from sales of accessories, largely consisting of the sales of thermal paper used for digital waybills’ printing, declined 15.2% due to use of lower-priced single-sheet digital waybill since second half of last year. Other revenues were mainly derived from financing services and advertising services.

 

 

 

Three Months Ended March 31,

 

 

 

2019

 

2020

 

 

 

 

 

% of

 

 

 

 

 

% of

 

 

 

RMB

 

revenues

 

RMB

 

US$

 

revenues

 

 

 

(in thousands, except percentages)

 

Line-haul transportation cost

 

1,594,007

 

34.8

 

1,297,417

 

183,231

 

33.1

 

Sorting hub cost

 

891,069

 

19.5

 

965,756

 

136,391

 

24.7

 

Freight forwarding cost

 

283,115

 

6.2

 

287,613

 

40,619

 

7.3

 

Cost of accessories sold

 

119,686

 

2.6

 

74,475

 

10,518

 

1.9

 

Other costs

 

426,562

 

9.4

 

471,968

 

66,653

 

12.1

 

Total cost of revenues

 

3,314,439

 

72.5

 

3,097,229

 

437,412

 

79.1

 

 

Total cost of revenues was RMB3,097.2 million (US$437.4 million), a decrease of 6.6% from RMB3,314.4 million in the same period last year.

 

Line haul transportation cost was RMB1,297.4 million (US$183.2 million), a decrease of 18.6% from RMB1,594.0 million in the same period last year, accordingly, line-haul transportation cost per parcel declined 22.4% to RMB0.55. The decrease was primarily due to (i) reduced toll road fee charges based on a federal waiver policy which took effect in mid-February and lasted through early May,(ii) higher usage of self-owned vehicles with increasing number of higher-capacity trailer trucks, and (iii) decrease in domestic diesel price due to decline in global oil demand triggered by the COVID-19 outbreak.

 

Sorting hub operating cost was RMB965.8 million (US$136.4 million), an increase of 8.4% from RMB891.1 million in the same period last year. The increase was primarily due to (i) an RMB8.8 million (US$1.2 million) increase associated with labor costs, the headcount of sorting hub workers increased 12.7% year over year, and (ii) an RMB58.1 million (US$8.2 million) increase in depreciation and amortization costs associated with the increased number of installed automated sorting equipment. As of March 31, 2020, 265 sets of automated sorting equipment have been placed into service, compared to 130 sets as of March 31, 2019. The sorting hub operation cost per parcel increased 3.4% to RMB0.41, as a result of declined parcel volume in the first two months of 2020 where sorting hubs were forced to temporarily close down due to the COVID-19 outbreak until gradually returned to operations in mid-to-late February.

 

Cost of accessories was RMB74.5 million (US$10.5 million), a decrease of 37.8% from RMB119.7 million in the same period last year. The decrease was mainly driven by the increased use of lower-cost single-sheet digital waybill since the second half of 2019.

 

Other costs were RMB472.0 million (US$66.7 million), an increase of RMB45.4 million (US$6.4 million) compared to the same period last year. The increase was mainly resulted from (i) an increase of RMB27.3 million (US$3.9 million) in expenses related to IT and technology development, and (ii) an increase of RMB12.8 million (US$1.8 million) in dispatching costs serving enterprise customers with associated volume increase of 12.8%.

 

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Gross Profit was RMB818.7 million (US$115.6million), a decrease of 35.0% from RMB1,259.6 million in the same period last year. Gross margin rate decreased to 20.9% from 27.5% in the same period last year mainly driven by combined effects of 4.9% volume growth, unit cost productivity gain of 10.9% partially offsetting overall ASP decline of 18.4% due to competition and COVID-19 outbreak.

 

Total Operating Expenses were RMB446.6 million (US$63.1 million), compared to RMB499.7 million in the same period last year.

 

Selling, general and administrative expenses were RMB560.1 million (US$79.1 million), compared to RMB557.8 million in the same period last year.

 

Other operating income, net was RMB113.4 million (US$16.0 million) for the quarter, compared to RMB 58.1 million in the same period last year. Other operating income mainly consisted of (i) government subsidies and tax rebates of RMB75.4 million (US$10.6 million) received in the first quarter of 2020, and (ii) RMB41.7 million (US$5.9 million) of VAT super deduction recognized in the first quarter of 2020.

 

Income from operations was RMB372.0 million (US$52.5 million), a decrease of 51.0% from RMB759.9 million for the same period last year. Operating margin rate decreased to 9.5% from 16.6% in the same period last year, mainly driven by a 6.6 percentage points decrease in gross margin.

 

Interest income was RMB126.2 million (US$17.8 million), compared with RMB146.5 million in the same period in 2019.

 

Foreign currency exchange gain, before tax was RMB16.5million (US$2.3 million) in the first quarter of 2020.

 

Income tax expenses were RMB129.8 million (US$18.3 million) compared to RMB191.9 million in the same period in 2019. The decrease in the income tax expenses was mainly due to the decrease of operational profit before tax. The effective income tax rate was 25.2% while the share-based compensation expenses were non-tax-deductible and interest income from onshore US dollar deposits was taxed at a reduced 10% rate.

 

Net income was RMB371.0 million (US$52.4 million), a decrease of 45.6% from RMB681.6 million in the same period last year.

 

Basic and diluted earnings per ADS attributable to ordinary shareholders were RMB0.48 (US$0.07), compared with basic and diluted earnings per ADS of RMB0.87 in the same period last year.

 

Adjusted basic and diluted earnings per ADS attributable to ordinary shareholders were RMB0.82 (US$0.12), compared with RMB1.23 in the same period last year.

 

Adjusted net income was RMB635.1 million (US$89.7 million), compared with RMB966.4 million during the same period last year.

 

EBITDA was RMB909.3 million (US$128.4 million), compared with RMB1,156.2 million in the same period last year.

 

Adjusted EBITDA was RMB1,173.4 million (US$165.7 million), compared to RMB1,441.0 million in the same period last year.

 

Net cash provided by operating activities was RMB177.8 million (US$25.1 million), compared with RMB633.3 million in the same period last year. The decrease in net cash provided by operating activities resulted mainly from (i) RMB310.7 million (US$43.9 million) decrease in net profit,  and (ii) RMB209.1 million (US$29.5 million) increase in accounts receivables related to qualified network partners who were granted late payment terms for transit fees during COVID-19 outbreak.

 

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Business Outlook

 

Even though there still exist uncertainties in the economic development in the world, the management maintains an optimistic outlook and is confident in delivering positive top and bottom-line growth for the entire year. The Company targets to achieve an annual parcel volume in the range of 15.9 billion to 16.4 billion for 2020, representing a 37% to 42% increase for the combined last three quarters of the year, and the adjusted net income is expected to be in the range of RMB5.39 billion to RMB5.83 billion, representing a 10% to 20% increase for the combined last three quarters of the year.  Above estimates represent management’s current and preliminary view, which are subject to change.

 

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Company Share Purchase

 

On November 15, 2018, the Company announced a new share repurchase program whereby ZTO was authorized to repurchase its own Class A ordinary shares in the form of ADSs with an aggregate value of up to US$500 million during an 18-month period thereafter.  On March 13, 2020, the board of directors of the Company approved the extension of the current share repurchase program to June 30, 2021.  The Company expects to fund the repurchase out of its existing cash balance. As of March 31, 2020, the Company has purchased an aggregate of 7,716,436 ADSs at an average purchase price of US$17.33, including repurchase commissions.

 

Exchange Rate

 

This announcement contains translation of certain Renminbi amounts into U.S. dollars at specified rates solely for the convenience of readers. Unless otherwise noted, all translations from Renminbi to U.S. dollars were made at the exchange rate of RMB7.0808 to US$1.00, the noon buying rate on March 31, 2020 as set forth in the H.10 statistical release of the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve Systems.

 

Use of Non-GAAP Financial Measures

 

The Company uses adjusted EBITDA and adjusted net income, each a non-GAAP financial measure, in evaluating ZTO’s operating results and for financial and operational decision-making purposes.

 

Reconciliations of the Company’s non-GAAP financial measures to its U.S. GAAP financial measures are shown in tables at the end of this earnings release, which provide more details about the non-GAAP financial measures.

 

The Company believes that adjusted EBITDA and adjusted net income help identify underlying trends in ZTO’s business that could otherwise be distorted by the effect of the expenses and gains that the Company includes in income from operations and net income. The Company believes that adjusted EBITDA and adjusted net income provide useful information about its operating results, enhance the overall understanding of its past performance and future prospects and allow for greater visibility with respect to key metrics used by ZTO’s management in its financial and operational decision-making.

 

Adjusted EBITDA and adjusted net income should not be considered in isolation or construed as an alternative to net income or any other measure of performance or as an indicator of the Company’s operating performance. Investors are encouraged to review the historical non-GAAP financial measures to the most directly comparable GAAP measures. Adjusted EBITDA and adjusted net income 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 ZTO’s data. ZTO encourages investors and others to review the Company’s financial information in its entirety and not rely on a single financial measure.

 

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Conference Call Information

 

ZTO’s management team will host an earnings conference call at 9:00 PM U.S. Eastern Time on Wednesday, May 20, 2020 (9:00 AM Beijing Time on May 21, 2020).

 

Dial-in details for the earnings conference call are as follows:

 

United States:

1-888-317-6003

Hong Kong:

852-5808-1995

China:

4001-206-115

International:

1-412-317-6061

Passcode:

5776219

 

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

 

A replay of the conference call may be accessed by phone at the following numbers until March 27, 2020:

 

United States:

1-877-344-7529

International:

1-412-317-0088

Passcode:

10143427

 

Additionally, a live and archived webcast of the conference call will be available at http://zto.investorroom.com.

 

About ZTO Express (Cayman) Inc.

 

ZTO Express (Cayman) Inc. (NYSE: ZTO) (“ZTO” or the “Company”) is a leading and fast-growing express delivery company in China. ZTO provides express delivery service as well as other value-added logistics services through its extensive and reliable nationwide network coverage in China.

 

ZTO operates a highly scalable network partner model, which the Company believes is best suited to support the significant growth of e-commerce in China. The Company leverages its network partners to provide pickup and last-mile delivery services, while controlling the mission-critical line-haul transportation and sorting network within the express delivery service value chain.

 

For more information, please visit http://zto.investorroom.com.

 

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Safe Harbor Statement

 

This news release contains “forward-looking” statements within the meaning of Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended, and as defined in the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. These forward-looking statements include but are not limited to the Company’s unaudited results for the first quarter of 2020, ZTO management quotes and the Company’s financial outlook.

 

These forward-looking statements are not historical facts but instead represent only the Company’s belief regarding expected results and events, many of which, by their nature, are inherently uncertain and outside of its control. The Company’s actual results and other circumstances may differ, possibly materially, from the anticipated results and events indicated in these forward-looking statements. Announced results for the first quarter of 2020 are preliminary, unaudited and subject to audit adjustment. In addition, the Company may not meet its financial outlook included in this news release and may be unable to grow its business in the manner planned. The Company may also modify its strategy for growth. In addition, there are other risks and uncertainties that could cause the Company’s actual results to differ from what it currently anticipates, including those relating to the development of the e-commerce industry in China, its significant reliance on the Alibaba ecosystem, risks associated with its network partners and their employees and personnel, intense competition which could adversely affect the Company’s results of operations and market share, any service disruption of the Company’s sorting hubs or the outlets operated by its network partners or its technology system. For additional information on these and other important factors that could adversely affect the Company’s business, financial condition, results of operations, and prospects, please see its filings with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission.

 

All information provided in this press release and in the attachments is as of the date of the press release. The Company undertakes no obligation to update any forward-looking statement, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise, after the date of this release, except as required by law. Such information speaks only as of the date of this release.

 

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UNAUDITED CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL DATA

 

Summary of Unaudited Consolidated Comprehensive Income Data:

 

 

 

Three Months Ended March 31,

 

 

 

2019

 

2020

 

 

 

RMB

 

RMB

 

US$

 

 

 

(in thousands, except for share and per share data)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Revenues

 

4,574,030

 

3,915,889

 

553,029

 

Cost of revenues

 

(3,314,439

)

(3,097,229

)

(437,412

)

Gross profit

 

1,259,591

 

818,660

 

115,617

 

Operating income (expenses):

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Selling, general and administrative

 

(557,778

)

(560,051

)

(79,094

)

Other operating income, net

 

58,102

 

113,403

 

16,016

 

Total operating expenses

 

(499,676

)

(446,648

)

(63,078

)

Income from operations

 

759,915

 

372,012

 

52,539

 

Other income (expenses):

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Interest income

 

146,471

 

126,227

 

17,827

 

Interest expense

 

 

(291

)

(41

)

Loss on disposal of equity investees and subsidiary

 

(529

)

 

 

Foreign currency exchange gain/(loss), before tax

 

(25,954

)

16,453

 

2,324

 

Income before income tax, and share of loss in equity method investments

 

879,903

 

514,401

 

72,649

 

Income tax expense

 

(191,858

)

(129,772

)

(18,327

)

Share of loss in equity method investments

 

(6,398

)

(13,656

)

(1,929

)

Net income

 

681,647

 

370,973

 

52,393

 

Net (income)/loss attributable to noncontrolling interests

 

(932

)

3,727

 

526

 

Net income attributable to ZTO Express (Cayman) Inc.

 

680,715

 

374,700

 

52,919

 

Net income attributable to ordinary shareholders

 

680,715

 

374,700

 

52,919

 

Net earnings per share/ADS attributable to ordinary shareholders

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Basic

 

0.87

 

0.48

 

0.07

 

Diluted

 

0.87

 

0.48

 

0.07

 

Weighted average shares used in calculating net earnings per ordinary share/ADS

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Basic

 

786,032,440

 

782,354,037

 

782,354,037

 

Diluted

 

786,212,265

 

782,553,924

 

782,553,924

 

Other comprehensive income, net of tax of nil:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Foreign currency translation adjustment

 

(344,228

)

176,926

 

24,987

 

Comprehensive income

 

337,419

 

547,899

 

77,380

 

Comprehensive (income)/loss attributable to noncontrolling interests

 

(932

)

3,727

 

526

 

Comprehensive income attributable to ZTO Express (Cayman) Inc.

 

336,487

 

551,626

 

77,906

 

 

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Unaudited Consolidated Balance Sheets Data:

 

 

 

As of

 

 

 

December 31,

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2019

 

March 31, 2020

 

 

 

RMB

 

RMB

 

US$

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

ASSETS

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Current assets:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cash and cash equivalents

 

5,270,204

 

5,020,188

 

708,986

 

Restricted cash

 

7,210

 

21,169

 

2,990

 

Accounts receivable, net

 

675,567

 

750,400

 

105,977

 

Financing receivables, net

 

511,124

 

500,373

 

70,666

 

Short-term investment

 

11,113,217

 

10,117,308

 

1,428,837

 

Inventories

 

43,845

 

56,129

 

7,927

 

Advances to suppliers

 

438,272

 

341,798

 

48,271

 

Prepayments and other current assets

 

1,964,506

 

2,035,863

 

287,518

 

Amounts due from related parties

 

74,312

 

84,246

 

11,898

 

Total current assets

 

20,098,257

 

18,927,474

 

2,673,070

 

Investments in equity investees

 

3,109,494

 

3,134,650

 

442,697

 

Property and equipment, net

 

12,470,632

 

13,370,657

 

1,888,298

 

Land use rights, net

 

2,508,860

 

3,028,158

 

427,658

 

Intangible assets, net

 

48,029

 

46,480

 

6,564

 

Operating lease right-of-use assets

 

901,956

 

810,479

 

114,462

 

Goodwill

 

4,241,541

 

4,241,541

 

599,020

 

Deferred tax assets

 

403,587

 

424,898

 

60,007

 

Long-term investment

 

946,180

 

1,058,080

 

149,429

 

Long-term financing receivables, net

 

549,775

 

697,313

 

98,479

 

Other non-current assets

 

612,191

 

713,003

 

100,695

 

TOTAL ASSETS

 

45,890,502

 

46,452,733

 

6,560,379

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

LIABILITIES AND EQUITY

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Current liabilities

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Short-term bank borrowing

 

 

300,000

 

42,368

 

Accounts payable

 

1,475,258

 

1,176,627

 

166,171

 

Advances from customers

 

1,210,887

 

1,237,940

 

174,831

 

Income tax payable

 

80,272

 

 

 

Amounts due to related parties

 

38,943

 

17,042

 

2,407

 

Operating lease liabilities

 

298,728

 

268,483

 

37,917

 

Acquisition consideration payable

 

22,942

 

22,942

 

3,240

 

Dividends payable

 

1,629

 

1,666,837

 

235,402

 

Other current liabilities

 

3,552,288

 

3,459,218

 

488,535

 

Total current liabilities

 

6,680,947

 

8,149,089

 

1,150,871

 

Non-current operating lease liabilities

 

504,442

 

444,899

 

62,832

 

Deferred tax liabilities

 

207,896

 

204,715

 

28,911

 

Other non-current liabilities

 

93,820

 

95,424

 

13,476

 

TOTAL LIABILITIES

 

7,487,105

 

8,894,127

 

1,256,090

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Shareholders’ equity

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Ordinary shares (US$0.0001 par value; 10,000,000,000 shares authorized, 803,551,115 shares issued and 781,947,464 shares outstanding as of December 31, 2019; 803,551,115 shares issued and 783,894,733 shares outstanding as of March 31, 2020)

 

517

 

517

 

73

 

Additional paid-in capital

 

22,336,594

 

20,852,512

 

2,944,937

 

Treasury shares, at cost

 

(1,436,767

)

(1,350,529

)

(190,731

)

Retained earnings

 

16,726,540

 

17,101,240

 

2,415,157

 

Accumulated other comprehensive income

 

675,720

 

852,646

 

120,417

 

ZTO Express (Cayman) Inc. shareholders’ equity

 

38,302,604

 

37,456,386

 

5,289,853

 

Noncontrolling interests

 

100,793

 

102,220

 

14,436

 

Total Equity

 

38,403,397

 

37,558,606

 

5,304,289

 

TOTAL LIABILITIES AND EQUITY

 

45,890,502

 

46,452,733

 

6,560,379

 

 

In June 2016, the FASB issued ASU 2016-13, Financial Instruments—Credit Losses (Topic 326), which requires all entities to disclose their current estimate of all expected credit losses. The Group adopted this ASU on January 1, 2020 using the modified retrospective transition method and no material adjustment to the opening balance of retained earnings of 2020 was necessary. The adoption of this new ASU has no material impact on its consolidated financial position, results of operations or cashflow.

 

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Summary of Unaudited Consolidated Cash Flow Data:

 

 

 

Three Months Ended March 31,

 

 

 

2019

 

2020

 

 

 

RMB

 

RMB

 

US$

 

 

 

(in thousands)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Net cash provided by operating activities

 

633,270

 

177,791

 

25,109

 

Net cash (used in)/provided by investing activities

 

895,365

 

(714,703

)

(100,935

)

Net cash provided by/(used in) financing activities

 

(14,009

)

297,654

 

42,037

 

Effect of exchange rate changes on cash, cash equivalents and restricted cash

 

(45,233

)

17,315

 

2,445

 

Net increase/(decrease) in cash, cash equivalents and restricted cash

 

1,469,393

 

(221,943

)

(31,344

)

Cash, cash equivalents and restricted cash at beginning of period

 

4,622,954

 

5,277,414

 

745,313

 

Cash, cash equivalents and restricted cash at end of period

 

6,092,347

 

5,055,471

 

713,969

 

 

The following table provides a reconciliation of cash, cash equivalents and restricted cash reported within the condensed consolidated balance sheets that sum to the total of the same such amounts shown in the condensed consolidated statements of cash flows:

 

 

 

As of

 

 

 

March 31, 2019

 

March 31, 2020

 

 

 

RMB

 

RMB

 

US$

 

 

 

(in thousands)

 

 

 

 

 

Cash and cash equivalents

 

6,092,247

 

5,020,188

 

708,986

 

Restricted cash, current

 

100

 

21,169

 

2,990

 

Restricted cash, non-current

 

 

14,114

 

1,993

 

Total cash, cash equivalents and restricted cash

 

6,092,347

 

5,055,471

 

713,969

 

 

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Reconciliations of GAAP and Non-GAAP Results

 

 

 

Three Months Ended March 31,

 

 

 

2019

 

2020

 

 

 

RMB

 

RMB

 

US$

 

 

 

(in thousands, except for share and per share data)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Net income

 

681,647

 

370,973

 

52,393

 

Add:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Share-based compensation expense

 

284,264

 

264,154

 

37,306

 

Loss on disposal of equity investees and subsidiary, net of income taxes

 

529

 

 

 

Adjusted net income

 

966,440

 

635,127

 

89,699

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Net income

 

681,647

 

370,973

 

52,393

 

Add:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Depreciation

 

271,423

 

392,580

 

55,443

 

Amortization

 

11,293

 

15,648

 

2,210

 

Interest expenses

 

 

291

 

41

 

Income tax expenses

 

191,858

 

129,772

 

18,327

 

EBITDA

 

1,156,221

 

909,264

 

128,414

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Add:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Share-based compensation expense

 

284,264

 

264,154

 

37,306

 

Loss on disposal of equity investees and subsidiary, net of income taxes

 

529

 

 

 

Adjusted EBITDA

 

1,441,014

 

1,173,418

 

165,720

 

 

 

 

Three Months Ended March 31,

 

 

 

2019

 

2020

 

 

 

RMB

 

RMB

 

US$

 

 

 

(in thousands, except for share and per share data)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Net income attributable to ordinary shareholders

 

680,715

 

374,700

 

52,919

 

Add:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Share-based compensation expense

 

284,264

 

264,154

 

37,306

 

Loss on disposal of equity investees, net of income taxes

 

529

 

 

 

Adjusted Net income attributable to ordinary shareholders

 

965,508

 

638,854

 

90,225

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Weighted average shares used in calculating net earnings per ordinary share/ADS

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Basic

 

786,032,440

 

782,354,037

 

782,354,037

 

Diluted

 

786,212,265

 

782,553,924

 

782,553,924

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Net earnings per share/ADS attributable to ordinary shareholders

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Basic

 

0.87

 

0.48

 

0.07

 

Diluted

 

0.87

 

0.48

 

0.07

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Adjusted net earnings per share/ADS attributable to ordinary shareholders

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Basic

 

1.23

 

0.82

 

0.12

 

Diluted

 

1.23

 

0.82

 

0.12

 

 

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