LIZHI INC. Reports Third Quarter 2022 Unaudited Financial Results

GUANGZHOU, China, Nov. 16, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- LIZHI INC. (“LIZHI” or the “Company” or “We”) (NASDAQ: LIZI), an audio-based social and entertainment platform, today announced its unaudited financial results for the third quarter ended September 30, 2022.

Third Quarter 2022 Financial and Operational Highlights

  • Net revenues were RMB565.2 million (US$79.5 million) in the third quarter of 2022, representing a 12% increase from RMB504.8 million in the third quarter of 2021.
  • Average total mobile MAUs1 in the third quarter of 2022 was 49.7 million, compared to 58.9 million in the third quarter of 2021, primarily due to reduced advertisement spending on users with lower commercialization capability.
  • Average total monthly paying users2 in the third quarter of 2022 was 476.7 thousand, compared to 485.5 thousand in the third quarter of 2021.

Mr. Jinnan (Marco) Lai, Founder and CEO of LIZHI, commented, “We are pleased to announce a strong performance for the third quarter, posting new record highs for both revenues and net income, demonstrating our market competitiveness and sustainability of our business model amidst the current macro conditions. In the third quarter, we remained focused on advancing our dual pillar approach of interactive entertainment plus audio-based social networking business and diversifying the product matrix through innovative product features. Internationally, we continued to strengthen our globalization capabilities; and the enhancement of our core technologies also empowered our global business expansion. Next, we will continue solidifying our core competencies, dedicated to creating greater value for our users and shareholders.”

Ms. Chengfang Lu, Acting Chief Financial Officer of LIZHI, said, “Our third quarter results are a testament to our strategic execution ability, with quarterly revenues growing by 12% year-over-year and 10% quarter-over-quarter to a new record high of RMB565.2 million. As we unceasingly endeavor to optimize our operational efficiency, we achieved a profit for the fourth consecutive quarter on a GAAP basis in the third quarter of 2022, with net income growing 5% sequentially to RMB19.8 million. Going forward, we aim to continuously develop our product matrix, strengthen core technological capabilities, and unleash our commercialization potential to achieve sustainable growth over the long term.”

Third Quarter 2022 Unaudited Financial Results

Net revenues were RMB565.2 million (US$79.5 million) in the third quarter of 2022, representing an increase of 12% from RMB504.8 million in the third quarter of 2021, primarily due to the growth in average user spending on our audio entertainment products. While certain regions have started to ease the COVID-19 related restrictions, given the uncertainties as to the development of the pandemic, it is difficult to predict the extent to which it might impact the Company’s operations beyond the third quarter of 2022. This will depend on the COVID-19’s development in China and overseas, which may be subject to changes and uncertainties.

Cost of revenues was RMB376.2 million (US$52.9 million) in the third quarter of 2022, representing a 6% increase from RMB353.6 million in the third quarter of 2021, mainly attributable to an increase in the revenue sharing fees to our content creators as the Company’s revenues grew, and partially offset by decreases in the salary and welfare benefits expenses related to decreases in our operation’s headcount and share-based compensation expenses.

Gross profit was RMB189.1 million (US$26.6 million) in the third quarter of 2022, representing an increase of 25% from RMB151.3 million in the third quarter of 2021.

Non-GAAP gross profit3 was RMB190.8 million (US$26.8 million) in the third quarter of 2022, representing an increase of 24% from RMB154.5 million in the third quarter of 2021.

Gross margin in the third quarter of 2022 was 33%, compared to 30% in the third quarter of 2021. Non-GAAP gross margin in the third quarter of 2022 was 34%, compared to 31% in the third quarter of 2021.

Operating expenses were RMB176.6 million (US$24.8 million) in the third quarter of 2022, compared to RMB191.3 million in the third quarter of 2021.

Research and development expenses were RMB78.3 million (US$11.0 million) in the third quarter of 2022, representing an increase of 7% from RMB73.4 million in the third quarter of 2021. The increase was primarily due to the higher salary and welfare benefits expenses and rental expenses.

Selling and marketing expenses were RMB71.2 million (US$10.0 million) in the third quarter of 2022, compared to RMB88.2 million in the third quarter of 2021, primarily attributable to the decrease in branding and marketing expenses, partially offset by the increased salary and welfare benefits expenses. The Company will evaluate and adjust its marketing strategy and budget based on the Company's performance, operational needs and market conditions.

General and administrative expenses were RMB27.1 million (US$3.8 million) in the third quarter of 2022, compared to RMB29.7 million in the third quarter of 2021, mainly driven by a decrease in share-based compensation expenses and other miscellaneous expenses.

Operating income was RMB12.5 million (US$1.8 million) in the third quarter of 2022, compared to an operating loss of RMB40.1 million in the third quarter of 2021.

Non-GAAP operating income4 was RMB20.2 million (US$2.8 million) in the third quarter of 2022, compared to non-GAAP operating loss of RMB30.1 million in the third quarter of 2021.

Net income was RMB19.8 million (US$2.8 million) in the third quarter of 2022, compared to net loss of RMB37.1 million in the third quarter of 2021.

Non-GAAP net income was RMB27.5 million (US$3.9 million) in the third quarter of 2022, compared to non-GAAP net loss of RMB27.2 million in the third quarter of 2021.

Net income attributable to LIZHI INC.s ordinary shareholders was RMB19.8 million (US$2.8 million) in the third quarter of 2022, compared to net loss attributable to LIZHI INC.’s ordinary shareholders of RMB37.1 million in the third quarter of 2021.

Non-GAAP net income attributable to LIZHI INC.s ordinary shareholders5 was RMB27.5 million (US$3.9 million) in the third quarter of 2022, compared to non-GAAP net loss attributable to LIZHI INC.’s ordinary shareholders of RMB27.2 million in the third quarter of 2021.

Basic and diluted net income per ADS6 were RMB0.38 (US$0.05) in the third quarter of 2022, compared to basic and diluted net loss per ADS of RMB0.73 in the third quarter of 2021.

Non-GAAP basic and diluted net income per ADS7 were RMB0.53 (US$0.07) in the third quarter of 2022, compared to non-GAAP basic and diluted net loss of RMB0.54 per ADS in the third quarter of 2021.

Balance Sheets

As of September 30, 2022, the Company had cash and cash equivalents, short-term investments and restricted cash of RMB623.1 million (US$87.6 million).

Litigation Update

On October 1, 2022, the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of New York (the “Federal Court”) dismissed in full a putative securities class action that had been filed against the Company and denied the plaintiff’s request for leave to amend the complaint. The Federal Court’s dismissal follows the March 2022 dismissal of a substantively similar putative class action filed in the New York Supreme Court, New York County (the “State Court”). Both lawsuits were filed in January 2021 on behalf of a putative class of purchasers of the Company’s ADSs and alleged that LIZHI’s registration statement on Form F-1 dated January 16, 2020 contained material misstatements and/or omissions regarding the impact of COVID-19 on the Company in violation of the U.S. Securities Act of 1933. Both the Federal Court and the State Court granted the Company’s motions to dismiss all claims, concluding that LIZHI’s registration statement was not misleading as a matter of law.

Conference Call

The Company’s management will host an earnings conference call at 8:00 AM U.S. Eastern Time on November 16, 2022 (9:00 PM Beijing/Hong Kong Time on November 16, 2022).

For participants who wish to join the call, please access the link provided below to complete the online registration 20 minutes prior to the scheduled call start time. Upon registration, participants will receive details for the conference call, including dial-in numbers, a personal PIN and an e-mail with detailed instructions to join the conference call.

Registration Link:https://register.vevent.com/register/BIdc851386d54e40d198eab6de87458639

Once complete the registration, please dial-in 10 minutes before the scheduled start time of the earnings call and enter the personal PIN as instructed to connect to the call.

Additionally, a live webcast of the conference call and a replay of the webcast will be available on the Company's investor relations website at http://ir.lizhi.fm.

About LIZHI INC.

LIZHI INC. has created a comprehensive audio-based social ecosystem with a global presence. The Company aims to cater to users’ interests in audio entertainment and social networking through its product portfolios. LIZHI INC. envisions an audio ecosystem where everyone can be connected and interact through voices. LIZHI INC. has been listed on Nasdaq since January 2020.

For more information, please visit: http://ir.lizhi.fm.

Use of Non-GAAP Financial Measures

The unaudited condensed consolidated financial information is prepared in conformity with accounting principles generally accepted in the United States of America (“U.S. GAAP”).

LIZHI uses non-GAAP gross profit, non-GAAP gross margin, non-GAAP operating loss/income, non-GAAP net loss/income, non-GAAP net loss/income attributable to LIZHI INC.’s ordinary shareholders and non-GAAP basic and diluted net loss/income per ADS, which are non-GAAP financial measures. Non-GAAP gross profit is gross profit excluding share-based compensation expenses. Non-GAAP gross margin is non-GAAP gross profit as a percentage of net revenues. Non-GAAP operating loss/income is operating loss/income excluding share-based compensation expenses. Non-GAAP net loss/income is net loss/income, excluding share-based compensation expenses. Non-GAAP net loss/income attributable to LIZHI INC.’s ordinary shareholders is net loss/income attributable to LIZHI INC.’s ordinary shareholders, excluding share-based compensation expenses. Non-GAAP basic and diluted net loss/income per ADS is non-GAAP net loss/income attributable to LIZHI INC.’s ordinary shareholders divided by the weighted average number of ADS used in the calculation of basic and diluted net loss/income per ADS. The Company believes that separate analysis and exclusion of the non-cash impact of the above reconciling item adds clarity to the constituent parts of its performance. The Company reviews these non-GAAP financial measures together with GAAP financial measures to obtain a better understanding of its operating performance. It uses the non-GAAP financial measure for planning, forecasting and measuring results against the forecast. The Company believes that non-GAAP financial measure is useful supplemental information for investors and analysts to assess its operating performance without the non-cash effect of share-based compensation expenses.

However, the use of non-GAAP financial measures has material limitations as an analytical tool. One of the limitations of using non-GAAP financial measures is that they do not include all items that impact the Company’s net income for the period. In addition, because non-GAAP financial measures are not measured in the same manner by all companies, they may not be comparable to other similarly titled measures used by other companies. In light of the foregoing limitations, you should not consider non-GAAP financial measures in isolation from, superior to, or as an alternative to the financial measure prepared in accordance with U.S. GAAP.

The presentation of these non-GAAP financial measures is not intended to be considered in isolation from, or as a substitute for, the financial information prepared and presented in accordance with U.S. GAAP. For more information on these non-GAAP financial measures, please see the table captioned “Unaudited Reconciliations of GAAP and Non-GAAP Results” near the end of this release. 

Exchange Rate Information

This announcement contains translations of certain RMB amounts into U.S. dollars at a specified rate solely for the convenience of the reader. Unless otherwise noted, all translations from RMB to U.S. dollars and from U.S. dollars to RMB are made at a rate of RMB7.1135 to US$1.00, the exchange rate on September 30, 2022, set forth in the H.10 statistical release of the Federal Reserve Board. The Company makes no representation that the RMB or U.S. dollars amounts referred could be converted into U.S. dollar or RMB, as the case may be, at any particular rate or at all.

Safe Harbor Statement

This press release contains forward-looking statements. These statements are made under the “safe harbor” provisions of the U.S. Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Statements that are not historical facts, including statements about the Company’s beliefs and expectations, are forward-looking statements. Forward-looking statements involve inherent risks and uncertainties, and 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: LIZHI’s goals and strategies; LIZHI’s future business development, results of operations and financial condition; the expected growth of the online audio market; the expectation regarding the rate at which to gain active users, especially paying users; LIZHI’s ability to monetize the user base; fluctuations in general economic and business conditions in China and overseas markets; the impact of the COVID-19 to LIZHI’s business operations and the economy in China and elsewhere generally; any adverse changes in laws, regulations, rules, policies or guidelines applicable to LIZHI; and assumptions underlying or related to any of the foregoing. In some cases, forward-looking statements can be identified by words or phrases such as “may,” “will,” “expect,” “anticipate,” “target,” “aim,” “estimate,” “intend,” “plan,” “believe,” “potential,” “continue,” “is/are likely to” or other similar expressions. Further information regarding these and other risks, uncertainties or factors is included in the Company’s filings with the Securities Exchange Commission. All information provided in this press release is as of the date of this press release, and the Company does not undertake any duty to update such information, except as required under applicable law.

For investor and media inquiries, please contact:

In China:

LIZHI INC.
IR Department
Tel: +86 (20) 3866-4265
E-mail: ir@lizhi.fm

The Piacente Group, Inc.
Jenny Cai
Tel: +86 (10) 6508-0677
E-mail: Lizhi@tpg-ir.com

In the United States:

The Piacente Group, Inc.
Brandi Piacente
Tel: +1-212-481-2050
E-mail: Lizhi@tpg-ir.com


LIZHI INC.

UNAUDITED CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS
(All amounts in thousands, except for share, ADS, per share data and per ADS data)

 December
31,
2021
 September
30,
2022
 September
30,
2022
 RMB RMB US$
ASSETS     
Current assets     
Cash and cash equivalents533,293 517,470 72,745
Short-term investments- 100,136 14,077
Restricted cash4,155 5,538 779
Accounts receivable, net6,458 3,338 469
Prepayments and other current assets33,604 28,852 4,056
      
Total current assets577,510 655,334 92,126
      
Non-current assets     
Property, equipment and leasehold improvement, net33,391 30,039 4,223
Intangible assets, net2,245 1,349 190
Right-of-use assets, net28,941 26,652 3,747
Other non-current assets799 296 42
      
Total non-current assets 65,376   58,336   8,202
      
TOTAL ASSETS 642,886   713,670   100,328
      
LIABILITIES     
Current liabilities     
Accounts payable 80,793  51,388  7,224
Deferred revenue 20,657  26,514  3,727
Salary and welfare payable 123,075  133,472  18,763
Taxes payable 5,564  5,792  814
Short-term loans 68,999  42,000  5,904
Lease liabilities due within one year 13,929  18,028  2,534
Accrued expenses and other current liabilities 53,486  62,031  8,720
      
Total current liabilities 366,503   339,225   47,686
      
Non-current liabilities     
Lease liabilities 17,076  10,195  1,433
Other non-current liabilities 4,452  4,261  599
      
Total non-current liabilities 21,528   14,456   2,032
      
TOTAL LIABILITIES 388,031   353,681   49,718
      


LIZHI INC.

UNAUDITED CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS (CONTINUED)
(All amounts in thousands, except for share, ADS, per share data and per ADS data)

  December
31,
2021
  September
30,
2022
  September
30,
2022
 
  RMB  RMB  US$ 
          
SHAREHOLDERS’ EQUITY         
Class A Ordinary shares (US$0.0001 par value, 1,268,785,000 shares authorized, 798,962,260 shares issued and 782,801,250 shares outstanding as of December 31, 2021; 1,268,785,000 shares authorized, 818,962,260 shares issued and 798,323,930 shares outstanding as of September 30, 2022). 530  543  76 
Class B Ordinary shares (US$0.0001 par value, 231,215,000 shares authorized, issued and outstanding as of December 31, 2021 and September 30, 2022, respectively). 168  168  24 
Treasury stock (11) (14) (2)
Additional paid in capital 2,630,456  2,651,759  372,779 
Accumulated deficit (2,366,531) (2,311,434) (324,935)
Accumulated other comprehensive (loss)/income (9,757) 18,971  2,669 
TOTAL LIZHI Inc.’s shareholders’ equity 254,855  359,993  50,611 
       
Non-controlling interests -  (4) (1)
       
TOTAL SHAREHOLDERS’ EQUITY 254,855  359,989  50,610 
      
TOTAL LIABILITIES AND SHAREHOLDERS’ EQUITY 642,886  713,670  100,328 
          

LIZHI INC.

UNAUDITED CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF OPERATIONS
(All amounts in thousands, except for share, ADS, per share data and per ADS data)

  Three Months Ended Nine Months Ended
  September
30,
2021
  June
30,
2022
  September
30,
2022
  September
30,
2022
  September
30,
2021
  September
30,
2022
  September
30,
2022
 
  RMB  RMB  RMB  US$  RMB  RMB  US$ 
                      
Net revenues              
Audio entertainment revenues 500,792  513,018  562,573  79,085  1,545,171  1,589,613  223,464 
Podcast, advertising and other revenues 4,052  2,676  2,655  373  14,011  8,022  1,128 
Total net revenues  504,844    515,694    565,228    79,458    1,559,182    1,597,635    224,592  
Cost of revenues (1) (353,575) (340,063) (376,159) (52,880) (1,124,099) (1,064,843) (149,693)
Gross profit  151,269    175,631    189,069    26,578    435,083   532,792    74,899  
               
Operating expenses (1)              
Selling and marketing expenses (88,230) (60,756) (71,167) (10,004) (315,345) (191,932) (26,981)
General and administrative expenses (29,736) (30,550) (27,093) (3,809) (72,425) (80,021) (11,249)
Research and development expenses (73,377) (70,262) (78,320) (11,010) (191,183) (219,676) (30,882)
Total operating expenses (191,343) (161,568) (176,580) (24,823) (578,953) (491,629) (69,112)
               
Operating (loss)/income (40,074) 14,063   12,489   1,755   (143,870) 41,163   5,787  
               
Interest (expenses)/income, net (393) 480  1,321  186  (949) 1,746  245 
Foreign exchange losses (279) (424) (311) (44) (427) (1,121) (158)
Investment income 8  146  409  57  468  649  91 
Government grants 4,084  4,169  4,178  587  9,664  10,973  1,543 
Others, net (446) 480  1,736  244  (1,051) 1,787  251 
               
(Loss)/income before income taxes (37,100) 18,914   19,822   2,785   (136,165) 55,197   7,759  
               
Income tax expenses  -   (61) -  -   -   (104) (15)
               
Net (loss)/income (37,100) 18,853   19,822   2,785   (136,165) 55,093   7,744  
               
Net (income)/loss attributable to the non-controlling interests shareholders -  (7) 1  -  -  4  1 
               
Net (loss)/income attributable to LIZHI INC.’s ordinary shareholders (37,100) 18,846   19,823   2,785   (136,165) 55,097   7,745  
               

LIZHI INC.

UNAUDITED CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF OPERATIONS (CONTINUED)
(All amounts in thousands, except for share, ADS, per share data and per ADS data)

  Three Months Ended Nine Months Ended
  September
30,
2021
 June
30,
2022
 September
30,
2022
 September
30,
2022
 September
30,
2021
 September
30,
2022
 September
30,
2022
  RMB RMB RMB US$ RMB RMB US$
               
Net (loss)/income (37,100) 18,853   19,822  2,785  (136,165) 55,093  7,744
               
Other comprehensive income/(loss):              
Foreign currency translation adjustments 1,184  15,344  14,602 2,053 (2,696) 28,728 4,039
Total comprehensive (loss)/income (35,916) 34,197  34,424  4,838  (138,861) 83,821  11,783
Comprehensive (income)/loss attributable to non‑controlling interests shareholders -  (7) 1 - -  4 1
Comprehensive (loss)/income attributable to LIZHI INC.’s ordinary shareholders (35,916) 34,190  34,425  4,838  (138,861) 83,825  11,784
               
Net (loss)/income attributable to LIZHI INC.’s ordinary shareholders per share              
—Basic (0.04) 0.02  0.02 0.00 (0.14) 0.05 0.01
—Diluted (0.04) 0.02  0.02 0.00 (0.14) 0.05 0.01
Weighted average number of ordinary shares              
—Basic 1,014,757,633  1,031,036,519  1,040,595,117 1,040,595,117 981,348,659  1,031,562,237 1,031,562,237
—Diluted 1,014,757,633  1,035,130,441  1,045,863,031 1,045,863,031 981,348,659  1,035,643,138 1,035,643,138
               
Net (loss)/income attributable to LIZHI INC.’s ordinary shareholders per ADS              
—Basic (0.73) 0.37  0.38 0.05 (2.78) 1.07 0.15
—Diluted (0.73) 0.36  0.38 0.05 (2.78) 1.06 0.15
Weighted average number of ADS              
—Basic 50,737,882  51,551,826  52,029,756 52,029,756 49,067,433  51,578,112 51,578,112
—Diluted 50,737,882  51,756,522  52,293,152 52,293,152 49,067,433  51,782,157 51,782,157
                  

LIZHI INC.

UNAUDITED CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF OPERATIONS (CONTINUED)
(All amounts in thousands, except for share, ADS, per share data and per ADS data)

(1)   Share-based compensation was allocated in cost of revenues and operating expenses as follows:

  Three Months Ended Nine Months Ended
  September
30,
2021
 June
30,
2022
 September
30,
2022
 September
30,
2022
 September
30,
2021
 September
30,
2022
 September
30,
2022
  RMB RMB RMB US$ RMB RMB US$
               
Cost of revenues 3,183 1,211 1,728 243 8,965 5,545 780
Selling and marketing expenses 1,084 267 455 64 2,392 1,729 243
General and administrative expenses 2,968 2,644 2,157 303 9,617 7,590 1,067
Research and development expenses 2,708 2,993 3,359 472 7,050 8,713 1,225
               

LIZHI INC.

UNAUDITED RECONCILIATIONS OF GAAP AND NON-GAAP RESULTS
(All amounts in thousands, except for share, ADS, per share data and per ADS data)

  Three Months Ended Nine Months Ended
  September
30,
2021
 June
30,
2022
 September
30,
2022
 September
30,
2022
 September
30,
2021
 September
30,
2022
 September
30,
2022
  RMB RMB RMB US$ RMB RMB US$
               
Gross profit 151,269  175,631 189,069 26,578 435,083  532,792 74,899
Share-based compensation expenses 3,183  1,211 1,728 243 8,965  5,545 780
Non-GAAP gross profit 154,452   176,842  190,797  26,821  444,048   538,337  75,679
               
Operating (loss)/income (40,074) 14,063 12,489 1,755 (143,870) 41,163 5,787
Share-based compensation expenses 9,943  7,115 7,699 1,082 28,024  23,577 3,315
Non-GAAP operating (loss)/income (30,131) 21,178  20,188  2,837  (115,846) 64,740  9,102
               
Net (loss)/income (37,100) 18,853 19,822 2,785 (136,165) 55,093 7,744
Share-based compensation expenses 9,943  7,115 7,699 1,082 28,024  23,577 3,315
Non-GAAP net (loss)/income (27,157) 25,968  27,521  3,867  (108,141) 78,670  11,059
               
               
Net (loss)/income attributable to LIZHI INC.’s ordinary shareholders (37,100) 18,846 19,823 2,785 (136,165) 55,097 7,745
Share-based compensation expenses 9,943  7,115 7,699 1,082 28,024  23,577 3,315
Non-GAAP net (loss)/income attributable to LIZHI INC.’s ordinary shareholders (27,157) 25,961  27,522  3,867  (108,141) 78,674  11,060
               
Non-GAAP net (loss)/income attributable to LIZHI INC.’s ordinary shareholders per share              
—Basic (0.03) 0.03 0.03 0.00 (0.11) 0.08 0.01
—Diluted (0.03) 0.03 0.03 0.00 (0.11) 0.08 0.01
Weighted average number of ordinary shares              
—Basic 1,014,757,633  1,031,036,519 1,040,595,117 1,040,595,117 981,348,659  1,031,562,237 1,031,562,237
—Diluted 1,014,757,633  1,035,130,441 1,045,863,031 1,045,863,031 981,348,659  1,035,643,138 1,035,643,138
               
Non-GAAP net (loss)/income attributable to LIZHI INC.’s ordinary shareholders per ADS              
—Basic (0.54) 0.50 0.53 0.07 (2.20) 1.53 0.21
—Diluted (0.54) 0.50 0.53 0.07 (2.20) 1.52 0.21
Weighted average number of ADS              
—Basic 50,737,882  51,551,826 52,029,756 52,029,756 49,067,433  51,578,112 51,578,112
—Diluted 50,737,882  51,756,522 52,293,152 52,293,152 49,067,433  51,782,157 51,782,157
               

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1 Refers to the average monthly number of active users across our platforms and Apps in a given period, calculated by dividing (i) the sum of mobile active users for each month of such period, by (ii) the number of months in the same period.
2 Refers to the average monthly number of paying users in a given period, calculated by dividing (i) the total number of paying users in each month of such period by (ii) the number of months in the same period.
3 Non-GAAP gross profit is a non-GAAP financial measure, which is defined as gross profit excluding share-based compensation expenses. This adjustment amounted to RMB1.7 million (US$0.2 million) in the third quarter of 2022. Please refer to the section below titled “Unaudited Reconciliations of GAAP and Non-GAAP Results” for details.
4 Non-GAAP operating income is a non-GAAP financial measure, which is defined as operating income excluding share-based compensation expenses. This adjustment amounted to RMB7.7 million (US$1.1 million) in the third quarter of 2022. Please refer to the section below titled “Unaudited Reconciliations of GAAP and Non-GAAP Results” for details.
5 Non-GAAP net income attributable to LIZHI INC.’s ordinary shareholders is a non-GAAP financial measure, which is defined as net income attributable to LIZHI INC.’s ordinary shareholders excluding share-based compensation expenses. These adjustments amounted to RMB7.7 million (US$1.1 million) and RMB9.9 million in the third quarter of 2022 and 2021, respectively. Please refer to the section below titled “Unaudited Reconciliations of GAAP and Non-GAAP Results” for details.
6 ADS refers to American Depositary Share. Each ADS represents twenty Class A ordinary shares of the Company. Basic and diluted net income per ADS is net income attributable to LIZHI INC.’s ordinary shareholders divided by weighted average number of ADS.
7 Non-GAAP basic and diluted net income per ADS is a non-GAAP financial measure, which is defined as non-GAAP net income attributable to LIZHI INC.’s ordinary shareholders divided by weighted average number of ADS used in the calculation of basic and diluted net income per ADS.


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