Vipshop Holdings (VIPS) Tops Q4 EPS by 8c, Revenues Beat

February 25, 2021 5:56 AM EST

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Vipshop Holdings (NYSE: VIPS) reported Q4 EPS of $0.57, $0.08 better than the analyst estimate of $0.49. Revenue for the quarter came in at $5.5 billion versus the consensus estimate of $5.4 billion.

Fourth Quarter and Full Year 2020 Highlights

  • Total net revenue for the fourth quarter of 2020 increased by 22.0% year over year to RMB35.8 billion (US$5.5 billion) from RMB29.3 billion in the prior year period. Total net revenue for the full year of 2020 increased by 9.5% year over year to RMB101.9 billion (US$15.6 billion) from RMB93.0 billion in the prior year.
  • GMV[1] for the fourth quarter of 2020 increased by 25% year over year to RMB59.3 billion from RMB47.6 billion in the prior year period. GMV for the full year of 2020 increased by 11% year over year to RMB165.0 billion from RMB148.2 billion in the prior year.
  • Gross profit for the fourth quarter of 2020 increased by 12.1% year over year to RMB7.8 billion (US$1.2 billion) from RMB7.0 billion in the prior year period. Gross profit for the full year of 2020 increased by 2.9% year over year to RMB21.3 billion (US$3.3 billion) from RMB20.7 billion in the prior year.
  • Net income attributable to Vipshop's shareholders for the fourth quarter of 2020 increased by 67.7% year over year to RMB2.4 billion (US$374.1 million) from RMB1.5 billion in the prior year period. Net income attributable to Vipshop's shareholders for the full year of 2020 increased by 47.1% year over year to RMB5.9 billion (US$905.3 million) from RMB4.0 billion in the prior year.
  • Non-GAAP net income attributable to Vipshop's shareholders[2] for the fourth quarter of 2020 increased by 33.4% year over year to RMB2.6 billion (US$394.8 million) from RMB1.9 billion in the prior year period. Non-GAAP net income attributable to Vipshop's shareholders for the full year of 2020 increased by 25.0% year over year to RMB6.3 billion (US$960.7 million) from RMB5.0 billion in the prior year.
  • The number of active customers[3] for the fourth quarter of 2020 increased by 37% year over year to 53.0 million from 38.6 million in the prior year period. The number of active customers for the full year of 2020 increased by 22% year over year to 83.9 million from 69.0 million in the prior year.
  • Total orders[4] for the fourth quarter of 2020 increased by 30% year over year to 227.3 million from 174.6 million in the prior year period. Total orders for the full year of 2020 increased by 22% year over year to 692.4 million from 566.3 million in the prior year.

Mr. Eric Shen, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Vipshop, stated, "We are delighted to have finished the year of 2020 with strong financial and operational results in the fourth quarter. The growth in our number of active customers in the fourth quarter of 2020 continued to accelerate, reaching 37% year over year. Our GMV in the quarter has also shown strong growth momentum, with total GMV increasing by 25% year over year to 59.3 billion from 47.6 billion in the prior year period, driven by a strong 28% year-over-year increase in apparel-related GMV. We are glad that our customers, old and new, are recognizing the value of our differentiated offerings, as exemplified by a 10% year-over-year increase in our conversion rate in the fourth quarter of 2020. Looking ahead, we will continue to be keenly focused on our merchandising strategy, while at the same time, enhancing our big data and technological capabilities to cater to the diversified needs of a broader customer base, particularly in our core categories, aiming to further expand our market share in China's discount retail market."

Mr. David Cui, Chief Financial Officer of Vipshop, further commented, "We continued to deliver accelerated topline growth in the fourth quarter of 2020, driven by the strong growth in our number of active customers, of which new customers grew even faster on a year-over-year basis. In addition, our net income grew faster than our revenues, demonstrating enhanced profitability, and we generated robust free cash inflow for the trailing twelve months ended December 31, 2020. We believe these successes result from our focus on offering our customers desirable merchandises at deep discounts, while providing them with superior shopping experience. We are committed to continuing to offer value to our customers while helping our brand partners grow their business and monetize their excess inventory quickly and effectively, ultimately generating sustainable return for our shareholders."

Business Outlook

For the first quarter of 2021, the Company expects its total net revenue to be between RMB27.2 billion and RMB28.2 billion, representing a year-over-year growth rate of approximately 45% to 50%. These forecasts reflect the Company's current and preliminary view on the market and operational conditions, which is subject to change.

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