ACROFAN

NOAH HOLDINGS LIMITED ANNOUNCES UNAUDITED FINANCIAL RESULTS FOR THE THIRD QUARTER OF 2023

Published : Thursday, November 30, 2023, 6:00 am
ACROFAN=PRNasia | hkcs@prnasia.com | SNS

SHANGHAI, Nov. 30, 2023 /PRNewswire/ -- Noah Holdings Limited ("Noah" or the "Company") (NYSE: NOAH and HKEX: 6686), a leading wealth management service provider in China offering comprehensive global investment and asset allocation advisory services primarily for high net worth investors, today announced its unaudited financial results for the third quarter of 2023.

THIRD QUARTER 2023 FINANCIAL HIGHLIGHTS

  • Net revenues for the third quarter of 2023 were RMB750.0 million (US$102.8 million), a 9.6% increase from the corresponding period in 2022, mainly due to increases in one-time commissions. Net revenues decreased by 20.4% compared with the second quarter of 2023, mainly due to a decrease in distribution of insurance products.

(RMB millions,

except percentages)

Q3 2022



Q3 2023



YoY Change

Wealth management

466.0



548.8



17.8 %

Asset management

200.3



191.4



(4.4 %)

Other businesses

18.2



9.8



(46.2 %)

Total net revenues

684.5



750.0



9.6 %

  • Income from operations for the third quarter of 2023 was RMB248.9 million (US$34.1 million), a 7.4% increase from the corresponding period in 2022, due to a 9.6% increase in net revenues; income from operations decreased by 28.8% compared with the second quarter of 2023, due to a 50.8% decrease in one-time commissions.

(RMB millions,

except percentages)


Q3 2022



Q3 2023



YoY Change

Wealth management


133.2



154.5



16.0 %

Asset management


117.7



106.5



(9.6 %)

Other businesses


(19.1)



(12.1)



(36.6 %)

Total income from operations


231.8



248.9



7.4 %

  • Net income attributable to Noah shareholders for the third quarter of 2023 was RMB233.3 million (US$32.0 million), a 27.9% increase from the corresponding period in 2022, mainly due to a 158.0% increase in interest income as a result of higher interest rate for our US dollar cash deposits. Net income attributable to Noah shareholders decreased by 26.0% compared with the second quarter of 2023, mainly due to a 20.4% decrease in net revenues.
  • Non-GAAP[1] net income attributable to Noah shareholders for the third quarter of 2023 was RMB232.4 million (US$31.9 million), a 21.8% increase from the corresponding period in 2022, and a 25.8% decrease from the second quarter of 2023.

THIRD QUARTER 2023 OPERATIONAL UPDATES

Wealth Management Business

We offer investment products and provide value-added services to high net worth investors in China and overseas for our wealth management business. Noah primarily distributes private equity, private secondary, mutual funds and other products denominated in RMB and other currencies.

  • Total number of registered clients as of September 30, 2023 was 452,222, a 4.4% increase from September 30, 2022, and a 1.3% increase from June 30, 2023.
  • Total number of active clients[2] who transacted with us during the third quarter of 2023 was 9,489, a 58.1% decrease from the third quarter of 2022, and a 17.8% decrease from the second quarter of 2023.
  • Aggregate value of investment products distributed during the third quarter of 2023 was RMB22.3 billion (US$3.1 billion), a 24.2% increase from the third quarter of 2022, and a 21.2% increase from the second quarter of 2023, mainly due to an increase in the distribution of mutual fund products.

Three months ended September 30,


2022


2023

Product type

(RMB in billions, except percentages)

Mutual fund products

11.7


64.8 %


14.9


66.9 %

Private secondary products

3.3


18.5 %


5.7


25.4 %

Private equity products

2.5


13.9 %


0.7


3.1 %

Other products[3]

0.5


2.8 %


1.0


4.6 %

All products

18.0


100.0 %


22.3


100.0 %

  • Coverage network in mainland China covered 59 cities as of September 30, 2023, compared with 76 cities as of September 30, 2022 and 63 cities as of June 30, 2023, as we continue to streamline our domestic coverages and focus on strengthening our operations in central hub cities.
  • Number of relationship managers was 1,408 as of September 30, 2023, a 12.0% increase from September 30, 2022, and a 2.4% increase from June 30, 2023. Among which, we had 77 overseas relationship managers as of September 30, 2023, a 37.5% increase from June 30, 2023.

Asset Management Business

Our asset management business is conducted through Gopher Asset Management Co., Ltd. ("Gopher Asset Management"), a leading multi-asset manager in China with overseas offices in Hong Kong and the United States. Gopher Asset Management develops and manages assets ranging from private equity, real estate, public securities to multi-strategies investments denominated in RMB and other currencies.

  • Total assets under management as of September 30, 2023 were RMB154.9 billion (US$21.2 billion), a 1.3% decrease from June 30, 2023 and a 0.9% decrease from September 30, 2022, mainly due to exits in private equity investment products.

Investment type

As of 
June 30, 
2023



Growth



Distribution/ 
Redemption


As of
September 30, 
2023


(RMB billions, except percentages)

Private equity

132.9


84.7 %


0.2


1.4


131.7


85.0 %

Public securities[4]

11.6


7.4 %


4.2


3.6


12.2


7.9 %

Real estate

6.6


4.2 %


0.3


0.6


6.3


4.0 %

Multi-strategies

4.4


2.8 %


-


0.2


4.2


2.8 %

Others

1.4


0.9 %


-


0.9


0.5


0.3 %

All Investments

156.9


100.0 %


4.7


6.7


154.9


100.0 %

 

[1] Noah's Non-GAAP financial measures are its corresponding GAAP financial measures excluding the effects of all forms of share-based compensation and net of relevant tax impact, if any. See "Reconciliation of GAAP to Non-GAAP Results" at the end of this press release.

[2]  "Active clients" for a given period refers to registered high net worth investors who purchase investment products distributed or receive services provided by us during that given period.

[3]  "Other products" refers to other investment products, which includes insurance products, multi-strategies products and others.

[4]  The asset distribution/redemption of public securities also includes market appreciation or depreciation.

 

Other Businesses

Our other businesses segment mainly provides more comprehensive services and investment products to our clients. 

Ms. Jingbo Wang, co-founder, Chairwoman and CEO of Noah, said, "I'm pleased to report a strong quarter with net revenues increasing 9.6% year-over-year to RMB750.0 million, primarily driven by one-time commissions from the distribution of insurance products. With a robust balance sheet and nearly RMB5 billion in cash and cash equivalents, ample liquidity, and a standardized product offering, we are well-positioned to fuel future growth and execute on our strategic plans. Our clean Assets Under Advisory (AUA) with no legacy private credit or residential real estate exposure has built us a solid reputation as a trusted advisor to mandarin-speaking HNW clients, which we are leveraging to drive our global expansion, as demand for global asset allocation grows. We continue to recruit Relationship Managers in Hong Kong and Singapore; meanwhile, our client service centre in Los Angeles is up and running, and we are preparing to commence operations in Dubai. We are also offering clients sophisticated market intelligence and asset allocation strategies through our innovative 'CCI' model (composed of the Chief Investment Office, Client Strategy Office, and Investment Product & Solution department) and its solutions-driven wealth management approach. As we rapidly approach the end of the year, we are increasingly confident in our abilities to carefully navigate an increasingly complex macroeconomic environment and create value for our shareholders."

THIRD QUARTER 2023 FINANCIAL RESULTS

Net Revenues

Net revenues for the third quarter of 2023 were RMB750.0 million (US$102.8 million), a 9.6% increase from the corresponding period in 2022, mainly due to increases in one-time commissions.

  • Wealth Management Business
    • Net revenues from one-time commissions for the third quarter of 2023 were RMB198.5 million (US$27.2 million), a 115.5% increase from the corresponding period in 2022, primarily due to an increase in distribution of insurance products.
    • Net revenues from recurring service fees for the third quarter of 2023 were RMB279.7 million (US$38.3 million), an 8.8% decrease from the corresponding period in 2022, due to a shift in product mix and clients' investment preferences, as well as less recurring service fees generated from private secondary and private equity products.
    • Net revenues from performance-based income for the third quarter of 2023 were RMB8.8 million (US$1.2 million), a 51.3% decrease from the corresponding period of 2022, primarily due to less performance-based income from private secondary products.
    • Net revenues from other service fees for the third quarter of 2023 were RMB61.7 million (US$8.5 million), a 25.5% increase from the corresponding period in 2022, primarily due to more value-added services Noah offered to its high net worth clients.
  • Asset Management Business
    • Net revenues from recurring service fees for the third quarter of 2023 were RMB186.3 million (US$25.5million), a 1.8% increase from the corresponding period in 2022, due to an increase in the amount of real estate investments managed by our Gopher New York team. 
    • Net revenues from performance-based income for the third quarter of 2023 were RMB5.1 million (US$0.7 million), a 46.3% decrease from the corresponding period in 2022, primarily due to a decrease in performance-based income from private equity investments managed by Gopher compared with the third quarter of 2022.
  • Other Businesses
    • Net revenues for the third quarter of 2023 were RMB9.8 million (US$1.3 million), compared with RMB18.2 million for the corresponding period in 2022, as we continued to wind down our loan portfolio.

Operating Costs and Expenses

Operating costs and expenses for the third quarter of 2023 were RMB501.1 million (US$68.7 million), a 10.7% increase from the corresponding period in 2022. Operating costs and expenses primarily consisted of compensation and benefits of RMB400.8 million (US$54.9 million), selling expenses of RMB119.7 million (US$16.4 million), general and administrative expenses of RMB67.4 million (US$9.2 million), provision for credit losses of RMB0.5 million (US$0.1 million) and other operating expenses of RMB19.0 million (US$2.6 million).

  • Operating costs and expenses for the wealth management business for the third quarter of 2023 were RMB394.2 million (US$54.0 million), a 18.5% increase from the corresponding period in 2022, primarily due to an increase in compensation and benefits, selling expenses and general and administrative expenses, as less expenses incurred during the corresponding quarter of the preceding year due to various pandemic restrictions.
  • Operating costs and expenses for the asset management business for the third quarter of 2023 were RMB84.9 million (US$11.6 million), a 2.9% increase from the corresponding period in 2022, primarily due to increased selling expenses.
  • Operating costs and expenses for other businesses for the third quarter of 2023 were RMB21.9 million (US$3.0 million), compared with RMB37.4 million from the corresponding period in 2022, due to decreased other operating expenses.

Operating Margin

Operating margin for the third quarter of 2023 was 33.2%, compared with 33.9% for the corresponding period in 2022.

  • Operating margin for the wealth management business for the third quarter of 2023 was 28.2%, compared with 28.6% for the corresponding period in 2022.
  • Operating margin for the asset management business for the third quarter of 2023 was 55.6%, compared with 58.8% for the corresponding period in 2022.
  • Loss from operation for other businesses for the third quarter of 2023 was RMB12.1 million (US$1.7 million), compared with an operating loss of RMB19.1 million for the corresponding period in 2022.

Investment Income/loss

Investment income for the third quarter of 2023 was RMB9.6 million (US$1.3 million), compared with investment loss of RMB7.2 million for the corresponding period in 2022.

Income Tax Expenses

Income tax expenses for the third quarter of 2023 were RMB68.5 million (US$9.4 million), a 34.1% increase from the corresponding period in 2022, primarily due to more taxable income compared with the third quarter of 2022. 

Loss from Equity in Affiliates

Loss from equity in affiliates for the third quarter of 2023 was RMB3.9 million (US$0.5 million), compared with loss from equity in affiliates of RMB22.4 million for the corresponding period in 2022, as we recorded such loss from decrease in net income of the funds of funds that we manage and invest in as the general partner or fund manager in 2022.

Net Income

  • Net Income
    • Net income for the third quarter of 2023 was RMB232.0 million (US$31.8 million), a 30.4% increase from the corresponding period in 2022.
    • Net margin for the third quarter of 2023 was 30.9%, up from 26.0% for the corresponding period in 2022.
    • Net income attributable to Noah shareholders for the third quarter of 2023 was RMB233.3 million (US$32.0 million), a 27.9% increase from the corresponding period in 2022.
    • Net margin attributable to Noah shareholders for the third quarter of 2023 was 31.1%, up from 26.7% for the corresponding period in 2022.
    • Net income attributable to Noah shareholders per basic and diluted ADS for the third quarter of 2023 was RMB3.36 (US$0.46) and RMB3.36 (US$0.46), respectively, up from RMB2.64 and RMB2.63 respectively, for the corresponding period in 2022.
  • Non-GAAP Net Income Attributable to Noah Shareholders
    • Non-GAAP net income attributable to Noah shareholders for the third quarter of 2023 was RMB232.4 million (US$31.9 million), a 21.8% increase from the corresponding period in 2022.
    • Non-GAAP net margin attributable to Noah shareholders for the third quarter of 2023 was 31.0%, compared with 27.9% for the corresponding period in 2022.
    • Non-GAAP net income attributable to Noah shareholders per diluted ADS for the third quarter of 2023 was RMB3.35 (US$0.46), up from RMB2.76 for the corresponding period in 2022.

Balance Sheet and Cash Flow

As of September 30, 2023, the Company had RMB4,959.6 million (US$679.8 million) in cash and cash equivalents, compared with RMB4,740.4 million as of June 30, 2023 and RMB4,312.8 million as of September 30, 2022.

Net cash inflow from the Company's operating activities during the third quarter of 2023 was RMB404.4 million (US$55.4 million), primarily due to operating cash inflow generated by net income and collection of accounts receivables.

Net cash inflow from the Company's investing activities during the third quarter of 2023 was RMB4.0 million (US$0.5 million), primarily due to collection of loan receivables.

Net cash outflow from the Company's financing activities was RMB196.3 million (US$26.9 million) in the third quarter of 2023, primarily due to payment of the final dividend.

CONFERENCE CALL 

The Company's senior management will host an earnings conference call to discuss its Q3 Results and recent business activities. Details of the conference call are as follows:

Conference title:

Noah Holdings 3Q23 Earnings Conference Call

Date/Time: 

Wednesday, November 29, 2023 at 8:00 p.m., U.S. Eastern Time

Thursday, November 30, 2023 at 9:00 a.m., Hong Kong Time

Dial in:



– Hong Kong Toll Free:

800-963976


– United States Toll Free:

1-888-317-6003


– Mainland China Toll Free:

4001-206115


– International Toll:

1-412-317-6061


Participant Password:

7559504


A telephone replay will be available starting approximately one hour after the end of the conference until December 6, 2023 at 1-877-344-7529 (US Toll Free) and 1-412-317-0088 (International Toll) with the access code 1973272.

A live and archived webcast of the conference call will be available at the Company's investor relations website under the "Financial Reports" section at https://ir.noahgroup.com.

DISCUSSION OF NON-GAAP MEASURES

In addition to disclosing financial results prepared in accordance with U.S. GAAP, the Company's earnings release contains non-GAAP financial measures excluding the effects of all forms of share-based compensation and net of tax impact, if any. See "Reconciliation of GAAP to Non-GAAP Results" at the end of this press release.

The non-GAAP financial measures disclosed by the Company should not be considered a substitute for financial measures prepared in accordance with U.S. GAAP. The financial results reported in accordance with U.S. GAAP and reconciliation of GAAP to non-GAAP results should be carefully evaluated. The non-GAAP financial measures used by the Company may be prepared differently from and, therefore, may not be comparable to similarly titled measures used by other companies.

When evaluating the Company's operating performance in the periods presented, management reviewed the foregoing non-GAAP net income attributable to Noah shareholders and per diluted ADS and non-GAAP net margin attributable to Noah shareholders to supplement U.S. GAAP financial data. As such, the Company's management believes that the presentation of the non-GAAP financial measures provides important supplemental information to investors regarding financial and business trends relating to its results of operations in a manner consistent with that used by management. 

ABOUT NOAH HOLDINGS LIMITED

Noah Holdings Limited (NYSE: NOAH and HKEX:6686) is a leading and pioneer wealth management service provider in China offering comprehensive one-stop advisory services on global investment and asset allocation primarily for high net worth investors. Noah is a Cayman Islands holding company and carries on business in Hong Kong as Noah Holdings Private Wealth and Asset Management Limited. In the first nine months of 2023, Noah distributed RMB57.5 billion (US$7.9 billion) of investment products. Through Gopher Asset Management, Noah had assets under management of RMB154.9 billion (US$21.2 billion) as of September 30, 2023.

Noah's wealth management business primarily distributes private equity, private secondary, mutual fund and other products denominated in RMB and other currencies. Noah's network covers major cities in mainland China, as well as offices in Hong Kong (China), Taiwan (China), New York, Silicon Valley and Singapore. A total of 1,408 relationship managers across 59 cities provide customized financial solutions for clients through this network, and meet their international investment needs. The Company's wealth management business had 452,222 registered clients as of September 30, 2023. Through Gopher Asset Management, Noah manages private equity, public securities, real estate, multi-strategy and other investments denominated in RMB and other currencies. The Company also provides other services.

For more information, please visit Noah at ir.noahgroup.com.

FOREIGN CURRENCY TRANSLATION

In this announcement, the unaudited financial results for the third quarter of 2023 ended September 29, 2023 are stated in RMB. This announcement contains currency conversions of certain RMB amounts into US$ at specified rates solely for the convenience of the reader. Unless otherwise noted, all translations from RMB to US$ are made at a rate of RMB7.296 to US$1.00, the effective noon buying rate for September 29, 2023 as set forth in the H.10 statistical release of the Federal Reserve Board.

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," "future," "intends," "plans," "believes," "estimates," "confident" and similar statements. Noah may also make written or oral forward-looking statements in its periodic reports to the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, in its annual report to shareholders, in announcements, circulars or other publications made on the website of The Stock Exchange of Hong Kong Limited (the "Hong Kong Stock Exchange"), 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 statements about Noah's beliefs and expectations, are forward-looking statements. Forward-looking statements involve inherent risks and uncertainties. These statements include, but are not limited to, estimates regarding the sufficiency of Noah's cash and cash equivalents and liquidity risk. A number of factors could cause Noah's actual results to differ materially from those contained in any forward-looking statement, including but not limited to the following: its goals and strategies; its future business development, financial condition and results of operations; the expected growth of the wealth management and asset management market in China and internationally; its expectations regarding demand for and market acceptance of the products it distributes; investment risks associated with investment products distributed to Noah's investors, including the risk of default by counterparties or loss of value due to market or business conditions or misconduct by counterparties; its expectations regarding keeping and strengthening its relationships with key clients; relevant government policies and regulations relating to its industries; its ability to attract and retain qualified employees; its ability to stay abreast of market trends and technological advances; its plans to invest in research and development to enhance its product choices and service offerings; competition in its industries in China and internationally; general economic and business conditions in China; and its ability to effectively protect its intellectual property rights and not to infringe on the intellectual property rights of others. Further information regarding these and other risks is included in Noah's filings with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission and the Hong Kong Stock Exchange. All information provided in this press release and in the attachments is as of the date of this press release, and Noah does not undertake any obligation to update any such information, including forward-looking statements, as a result of new information, future events or otherwise, except as required under the applicable law.

Contacts: 

Noah Holdings Limited
Melo Xi
Tel: +86-21-8035-8292
ir@noahgroup.com 

-- FINANCIAL AND OPERATIONAL TABLES FOLLOW --

Noah Holdings Limited

Condensed Consolidated Balance Sheets

(unaudited)



As of


June 30,


September
30, 


September
30, 


2023


2023


2023


RMB'000


RMB'000


USD'000

Assets







Current assets:








Cash and cash equivalents

4,740,434


4,959,550


679,763



Restricted cash

143,255


153,908


21,095



Short-term investments

445,485


407,872


55,904



Accounts receivable, net

534,885


445,386


61,045



Loans receivable, net

341,083


315,785


43,282



Amounts due from related parties

429,202


406,764


55,752


Copyright © acrofan All Right Reserved