— Quarterly Operating Income Up 48.7% YoY
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Quarterly Diluted Net Income Per ADS Up 69.5% YoY

GUANGZHOU, Hong Kong, Nov. 20, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Fanhua Inc., (Nasdaq: FANH), (the "Company" or "Fanhua"), a leading independent financial services provider in China, today announced its unaudited financial results for the third quarter ended September 30, 20181 and declared a quarterly dividend.

Quarterly Dividend:

On November 17, 2018, Fanhua's Board of Directors declared a quarterly dividend of US$0.0125 per ordinary share, or US$0.25 per American Depositary Shares ("ADSs"), amounting to a total of US$16.0 million. The dividend will be payable on or around December 20, 2018 to shareholders of record on December 5, 2018.

Share Buyback Program:

As part of the share buyback program previously announced to repurchase up to 6.5 million ADSs from the open market by December 31, 2018, Fanhua has repurchased 1,289,496 ADSs in the period from August 28, 2018 to November 19, 2018. The ADSs were repurchased at an average price of US$25.6 per ADS for a total amount of US$33.1 million.

(In thousands, except per ADS)2017Q3
(RMB)
2018Q3
(RMB)
2018Q3
(US$)
Change %
Total net revenues1,061,928 783,948 114,145 -26.2 
Operating income83,755 124,573 18,138 48.7 
Net income attributable to
the Company’s shareholders
112,268 195,248 28,429 73.9 
Diluted net income per ADS1.77 3.00 0.44 69.5 
Net cash generated from (used in) operating activities(25,677)305,657 44,505 / 

Financial Highlights for the Third Quarter of 2018:

Commenting on the third quarter of 2018 financial results, Chunlin Wang, chairman and chief executive officer of the Company, said, “We continued to report strong profits in the third quarter of 2018, with operating income increasing 48.7% year-over-year to RMB124.6 million, once again beating guidance, and net income attributable to shareholders growing 73.9% year-over-year to RMB195.2 million.

“Total life insurance premiums grew 10.6% year-over-year to RMB1.5 billion, of which annualized premiums equivalent (“APE2”), dropped 28.9% year-over-year to approximately RMB394.5 million,  as the management had previously estimated, primarily due to the high base in the same period last year. However, our health insurance business, in terms of APE, still recorded stellar growth of 101.4% year-over-year, accounting for 82.1% of total life insurance APE in the third quarter of 2018 as compared to 28.0% a year-ago.    

“In the meantime, our consistent focus on long term regular protection insurance business continued to pay dividends. Renewal premiums maintained strong growth, increasing by 101.5% year-over-year to RMB960.7 million, which is one of the major drivers behind the rapid increase of the Company’s operating income during the quarter. It fully reflects the intrinsic value of our regular life insurance business and demonstrates the sustainability of our operating profit growth in the long term as our renewal businesses continue to accumulate.

“Net operating cash flow increased significantly during the third quarter of 2018 to RMB305.7 million, as Fanhua Lianxin Insurance Sales Co., Ltd., (“Lianxin”), a wholly-owned subsidiary of the Company, completed the relocation of its headoffice on August 27, 2018 and has since resumed collection of headquarters-to-headquarters commissions receivable from our life insurance company business partners which had been temporarily suspended due to the relocation since February 2018. We expect our operating cashflow will return to normal level in the next quarter.

“Looking ahead to the fourth quarter of 2018, we expect APE of our life insurance business to grow no less than 35% year-over-year to RMB460 million, with operating income of no less than RMB80 million. For full year 2018, we expect APE of our life insurance business to achieve positive growth year-over-year and operating income to increase by no less than 50% year-over-year. We have full confidence in achieving these operating targets.”

Financial Results for the Third Quarter of 2018

Total net revenues were RMB783.9 million (US$114.1 million) for the third quarter of 2018, representing a decrease of 26.2% from RMB1,061.9 million for the corresponding period in 2017.

• Net revenues for the life insurance business were RMB654.5 million (US$95.3 million) for the third quarter of 2018, representing a decrease of 10.4% from RMB730.5 million for the corresponding period in 2017. The decrease was mainly due to the decrease in first year premiums due to the high base in the same period last year. Revenues generated from our life insurance business accounted for 83.5% of our total net revenues in the third quarter of 2018.

• Net revenues for the P&C insurance business were RMB49.5 million (US$7.2 million) for the third quarter of 2018, representing a decrease of 80.9% from RMB258.8 million for the corresponding period in 2017. The decrease was primarily due to i) the disposal of the equity interests of some entities in the P&C insurance division in October 2017; and ii) the transition of our auto insurance business from a commission-based business model towards a platform business model starting from the fourth quarter of 2017. Revenues for the P&C insurance business are mainly derived from commissions generated from Baoxian.com and the technology service fees based on the volume of insurance premiums transacted through CNpad. Revenues generated from the P&C insurance business accounted for 6.3% of our total net revenues in the third quarter of 2018.

• Net revenues for the claims adjusting business were RMB79.9 million (US$11.6 million) for the third quarter of 2018, representing an increase of 9.9% from RMB72.7 million for the corresponding period in 2017. Revenues generated from the claims adjusting business accounted for 10.2% of our total net revenues in the third quarter of 2018.

Total operating costs and expenses were RMB659.4 million (US$96.0 million) for the third quarter of 2018, representing a decrease of 32.6% from RMB978.2 million for the corresponding period in 2017.

• Commission costs were RMB481.4 million (US$70.1 million) for the third quarter of 2018, representing a decrease of 38.0% from RMB776.7 million for the corresponding period in 2017. The decrease was mainly due to the decrease in commission costs of P&C insurance business and life insurance business.

  • Costs of the life insurance business were RMB404.7 million (US$58.9 million) for the third quarter of 2018, representing a decrease of 20.9% from RMB511.4 million for the corresponding period in 2017. The decrease was in line with the decrease in the first year premiums. Costs incurred by the life insurance business accounted for 84.1% of our total commission costs in the third quarter of 2018.

  • Costs of the P&C insurance business were RMB32.5 million (US$4.7 million) for the third quarter of 2018, representing a decrease of 85.3% from RMB221.7 million for the corresponding period in 2017. The decrease was in line with the decrease in sales, and primarily caused by i) the disposal of the equity interests of some entities in the P&C insurance division in October 2017; and ii) the transition of our P&C insurance business from a commission-based business model towards a platform business model starting from the fourth quarter of 2017. The costs of the P&C insurance business mainly represent commission costs incurred for business on Baoxian.com. Costs incurred by the P&C insurance business accounted for 6.8% of our total commission costs in the third quarter of 2018.

  • Costs of claims adjusting business were RMB44.1 million (US$6.4 million) for the third quarter of 2018, representing an increase of 1.4% from RMB43.5 million for the corresponding period in 2017. Costs incurred by the claims adjusting business accounted for 9.1% of our total commission costs in the third quarter of 2018.

• Selling expenses were RMB57.0 million (US$8.3 million) for the third quarter of 2018, representing an increase of 5.2% from RMB54.2 million for the corresponding period in 2017.

• General and administrative expenses were RMB121.0 million (US$17.6 million) for the third quarter of 2018, representing a decrease of 17.9% from RMB147.3 million for the corresponding period in 2017. The decrease was mainly due to a significant reduction in expenses incurred by our P&C insurance agencies as a result of the migration to the platform business model since the fourth quarter of 2017 as well as the disposal of certain P&C insurance agencies, though partially offset by an increase in expenses incurred by new office setup and staff recruitment in relation to regional expansion.

As a result of the preceding factors, we had an operating income of RMB124.6 million (US$18.1 million) for the third quarter of 2018, representing an increase of 48.7% from RMB83.8 million for the corresponding period in 2017.

Operating margin was 15.9% for the third quarter of 2018, compared to 7.9% for the corresponding period in 2017. The increase was primarily due to (i) the increased contribution of life insurance business, which have higher profit margins and (ii) the disposal of lower-profit business of the P&C insurance division in October 2017.

Investment income was RMB75.5 million (US$11.0 million) for the third quarter of 2018, representing an increase of 70.8% from RMB44.2 million for the corresponding period in 2017. The investment income represented yields from short-term investments in financial products which mainly consist of inter-bank deposits or collective trust products with terms ranging from half a year to two years and interest payable on a quarterly, semi-annual or annual basis. Our investment income fluctuates from quarter to quarter because these investments are classified as available for sales and investment income is recognized when received.

Interest income was RMB13.5 million (US$2.0 million) for the third quarter of 2018, representing an increase of 22.7% from RMB11.0 million for the corresponding period in 2017, primarily due to interest related to amounts due from Shenzhen Chuangjia Investment Limited Partnership (“Chuangjia”) which previously held 84.59% of the equity interests in Fanhua Puyi Fund Sales Co. Ltd. The principle and interests receivable related to the loan to Chuangjia were fully collected in August 2018.

Income tax expense was RMB66.4 million (US$9.7 million) for the third quarter of 2018, representing an increase of 30.5% from RMB50.9 million for the corresponding period in 2017.

Share of income of affiliates was RMB48.3 million (US$7.0 million) for the third quarter of 2018, representing an increase of 100.4% from RMB24.1 million for the corresponding period in 2017 mainly attributable to an increase of profits from CNFinance Holdings Limited (“CNfinance”).

Net income from continuing operations was RMB196.6 million (US$28.6 million) for the third quarter of 2018, representing an increase of 72.9% from RMB113.7 million for the corresponding period in 2017.

Net income from discontinued operations3 was nil for the third quarter of 2018, as compared to a net income of RMB0.01 million for the corresponding period in 2017, representing the net income from the Company’s brokerage segment, which was disposed of in November 2017.  

Net income attributable to the Company’s shareholders was RMB195.2 million (US$28.4 million) for the third quarter of 2018, representing an increase of 73.9% from RMB112.3 million for the corresponding period in 2017.

Net margin was 24.9% for the third quarter of 2018 compared with 10.6% for the corresponding period in 2017.

Basic and diluted net income per ADS were RMB3.01 (US$0.44) and RMB3.00 (US$0.44) for the third quarter of 2018, respectively, representing increases of 67.2% and 69.5% from RMB1.80 and RMB1.77 for the corresponding period in 2017.

As of September 30, 2018, the Company had RMB2.3 billion (US$340.9 million) in cash, cash equivalents and short term investments.

Key Operational Metrics for Fanhua's Online Initiatives for the Third Quarter of 2018:

• Lan Zhanggui   - Our one-stop insurance service platform that integrates the key functions of both CNpad Auto Insurance and CNpad Life Insurance App, which was launched in October 2017. All CNpad Life Insurance App accounts have been converted to Lan Zhanggui.

  • Lan Zhanggui had been downloaded and activated 716,397 times as of September 30, 2018, representing an increase of 114.7% from 333,744 downloads of CNpad Life Insurance App as of September 30, 2017;

  • The number of active users of Lan Zhanggui4 was 53,713 including 44,686 users who have sold at least one life insurance policy and 11,342 users who have sold at least one P&C insurance policy through Lan Zhanggui in the third quarter of 2018. The number of active users of CNpad Life Insurance App was 45,988 in the third quarter of 2017;

  • Insurance premiums generated through Lan Zhanggui were RMB 482.6 million (US$70.2 million) in the third quarter of 2018, among which life insurance premiums accounted for RMB 445.3 million (US$64.8 million) and property and casualty insurance premiums were RMB37.3 million (US$5.4 million).

• CNpad Auto Insurance Mobile Application ("CNpad Auto Insurance App") - Our proprietary mobile sales support system:

  • CNpad App had been downloaded and activated 496,930 times as of September 30, 2018, representing an increase of 49.0% from 333,595 times as of September 30, 2017;

  • The number of active users of CNpad App5 was 56,304 in the third quarter of 2018, representing a decrease of 2.9% from 57,974 in the third quarter of 2017;

  • Insurance premiums generated through CNpad App were RMB 490.0 million (US$71.3 million) in the third quarter of 2018, representing a decrease of 5.2% from RMB516.9 million for the corresponding period of 2017.

• eHuzhu - Our online non-profit mutual aid platform:

  • The number of registered members was 3.8 million as of September 30, 2018, representing an increase of 72.7% from 2.2 million as of September 30, 2017.

• Baoxian.com - Our online insurance platform:

  • The number of registered customer accounts was 2.0 million as of September 30, 2018, representing an increase of 66.7% from approximately 1.2 million as of September 30, 2017.

  • The number of active customer accounts6 was 140,300 in the third quarter of 2018, representing an increase of 98.3% from 70,765 in the corresponding period of 2017;

  • Insurance premiums generated on or through Baoxian.com was RMB72.4 million (US$10.5 million) in the third quarter of 2018, representing a decrease of 37.0% from RMB114.9 million in the corresponding period of 2017.

Recent Development

• On September 3, 2018, Fanhua Fanlian Investment Co., Ltd. (“Fanlian”), a wholly-owned subsidiary of Fanhua, entered into a share transfer agreement with Puyi Inc., a wealth management service provider, which beneficially owned 84.59% equity interests in Fanhua Puyi Fund Sales Co., Ltd. (“Puyi Fund Sales Company”). Pursuant to the agreement, Fanlian agreed to transfer the 15.41% equity interests in Puyi Fund Sales Company held by Fanlian to Puyi Inc. In exchange, on September 5, 2018, Puyi Inc. issued 4,033,600 new ordinary shares to Fanhua. After the transactions, Fanhua now holds 4.8% of the equity interests in Puyi Inc. which beneficially owns 100% of Puyi Fund Sales Company.

• On November 7, 2018, CNfinance, a leading home equity service provider in China, completed its initial public offering of 6.5 million ADSs, at a price of US$7.5 per ADS for a total offering price of US$48.75 million. CNfinance is now listed on the New York Stock Exchange under the ticker symbol of CNF. Immediately after the offering, Fanhua’s shareholdings in CNfinance were diluted from 20.58% to 18.6%.

• As of September 30, 2018, Fanhua had 716,397 sales agents and 1,169 professional claims adjustors, compared with 413,946 sales agents and 1,264 claims adjustors as of September 30, 2017. As of September 30, 2018, Fanhua's distribution network consisted of 626 sales outlets in 22 provinces and 128 services outlets in 31 provinces, compared with 897 sales outlets in 21 provinces and 156 service outlets in 29 provinces as of September 30, 2017.

Business Outlook

Fanhua expects its operating income to be no less than RMB80.0 million for the fourth quarter of 2018. This forecast reflects Fanhua’s current view, which is subject to change.

Conference Call

The Company will host a conference call to discuss its third quarter 2018 financial results as per the following details.

Time: 20:00 PM Eastern Daylight Time on November 20, 2018
     or 9:00 AM Beijing/Hong Kong Time on November 21, 2018

The toll free dial-in numbers:

United States 1-855-500-8701   
United Kingdom   0800-015-9724
France   0800-918-648
Germany 0800-184-4876
Australia   1-300-713-759
Canada   1-855-757-1565
Taiwan 0080-665-1951 
Hong Kong 800-906-606
The toll dial-in numbers:400-120-0654
China (Mainland) +65-6713-5440 
Singapore & Other Areas      
Conference ID #: 3447409 


Additionally, a live and archived web cast of this call will be available at:

http://ir.fanhuaholdings.com/events-and-presentations

About Fanhua Inc.

Fanhua Inc. is a leading independent online-to-offline financial services provider. Through our online platforms and offline sales and service network, we offer a wide variety of financial products and services to individuals and businesses, including property and casualty and life insurance products. We also provide insurance claims adjusting services, such as damage assessments, surveys, authentications and loss estimations.

Our online platforms include: (1) Lan Zhanggui, an all-in-one platform which allows our agents to access and purchase a wide variety of insurance products, including life insurance, auto insurance, accident insurance, travel insurance and standard health insurance products from multiple insurance companies on their mobile devices; (2) CNpad, a mobile sales support application; (3) Baoxian.com, an online entry portal for comparing and purchasing health, accident, travel and homeowner insurance products and (4) eHuzhu (www.ehuzhu.com), a non-profit online mutual aid platform in China.

As of September 30, 2018, our distribution and service network is consisted of 754 sales and service outlets covering 31 provinces.

For more information about Fanhua Inc., please visit http://ir.fanhuaholdings.com/.

Forward-looking Statements

This press release contains statements of a forward-looking nature. These statements, including the statements relating to the Company’s future financial and operating results, are made under the “safe harbor” provisions of the U.S. Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. You can identify these forward-looking statements by terminology such as “will,” “expects,” “believes,” “anticipates,” “intends,” “estimates” and similar statements. Among other things, management's quotations and the Business Outlook section contain forward-looking statements. These forward-looking statements involve known and unknown risks and uncertainties and are based on current expectations, assumptions, estimates and projections about Fanhua and the industry. Potential risks and uncertainties include, but are not limited to, those relating to its ability to attract and retain productive agents, especially entrepreneurial agents, its ability to maintain existing and develop new business relationships with insurance companies, its ability to execute its growth strategy, its ability to adapt to the evolving regulatory environment in the Chinese insurance industry, its ability to compete effectively against its competitors, quarterly variations in its operating results caused by factors beyond its control and macroeconomic conditions in China and their potential impact on the sales of insurance products. All information provided in this press release is as of the date hereof, and Fanhua undertakes no obligation to update any forward-looking statements to reflect subsequent occurring events or circumstances, or changes in its expectations, except as may be required by law. Although Fanhua believes that the expectations expressed in these forward-looking statements are reasonable, it cannot assure you that its expectations will turn out to be correct, and investors are cautioned that actual results may differ materially from the anticipated results. Further information regarding risks and uncertainties faced by Fanhua is included in Fanhua's filings with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, including its annual report on Form 20-F.


FANHUA INC.
Unaudited Condensed Consolidated Balance Sheets
(In thousands)

 As of December 31,As of September30, As of September 30, 
 2017 2018 2018 
 RMB RMB US$ 
ASSETS:      
Current assets:      
Cash and cash equivalents363,746 661,056 96,251 
Restricted cash75,287 80,552 11,729 
Short term investments2,498,730 1,680,560 244,694 
Accounts receivable, net515,194 551,444 80,292 
Insurance premium receivables4,325 5,214 759 
Other receivables.631,381 128,096 18,651 
Amount due from related party 50,547 7,360 
Other current assets43,864 55,982 8,151 
Total current assets4,132,527 3,213,451 467,887 
       
Non-current assets:      
Property, plant, and equipment, net26,075 34,849 5,074 
Goodwill and intangible assets, net127,079 111,368 16,216 
Deferred tax assets2,091 9,446 1,375 
Investment in affiliates404,783 546,841 79,622 
Other non-current assets45,187 60,226 8,769 
Total non-current assets605,215 762,730 111,056 
Total assets4,737,742 3,976,181 578,943 


Current liabilities:      
Accounts payable203,024 312,212 45,459 
Insurance premium payables9,553 29,480 4,292 
Other payables and accrued expenses241,894 238,152 34,676 
Accrued payroll77,424 80,101 11,663 
Income tax payable129,965 204,466 29,771 
Dividend payable 4,791 698 
Total current liabilities661,860 869,202 126,559 
       
Non-current liabilities:      
Other non-current liabilities* 125,024 18,204 
Other tax liabilities70,350 70,350 10,243 
Deferred tax liabilities17,139 10,478 1,526 
Total non-current liabilities87,489 205,852 29,973 
Total liabilities749,349 1,075,054 156,532 
Total shareholders’ equity*3,877,051 2,792,989 406,666 
Non-controlling interests111,342 108,138 15,745 
Total equity3,988,393 2,901,127 422,411 
Total liabilities and equity4,737,742 3,976,181 578,943 

* The decrease in shareholders' equity was mainly attributable to the purchase of 6.4 million ADSs from Master Trend Limited at a consideration of RMB1, 250 million. The share purchase was executed under the 521 development plan and these shares will be subject to a five-year lock-up period.


FANHUA INC.
Unaudited Condensed Consolidated Statements of Income and Comprehensive Income
(In thousands, except for shares and per share data)

  For The Three Months Ended
  For The Nine Months Ended
 
 September 30,
 September 30,
 
 2017 2018 2018 2017 2018 2018 
 RMB RMB US$ RMB RMB US$ 
Net revenues:      
Agency989,244 704,052 102,512 3,188,040 2,369,570 345,016 
Life insurance Business730,476 654,513 95,299 1,934,125 2,135,788 310,977 
P&C insurance Business258,768 49,539 7,213 1,253,915 233,782 34,039 
Claims adjusting72,684 79,896 11,633 209,957 229,757 33,453 
Total net revenues1,061,928 783,948 114,145 3,397,997  2,599,327 378,469 
             
             
             
Operating costs and expenses:      
Agency(733,103)(437,264)(63,667)(2,466,128)(1,612,137)(234,731)
Life  insurance Business(511,412)(404,719)(58,928)(1,321,804)(1,426,396)(207,687)
P&C  insurance Business(221,691)(32,545)(4,739)(1,144,324)(185,741)(27,044)
Claims adjusting(43,547)(44,118)(6,424)(136,883)(138,319)(20,140)
Total operating costs(776,650)(481,382)(70,091)(2,603,011)(1,750,456)(254,871)
Selling expenses(54,236)(56,959)(8,293)(160,246)(159,556)(23,232)
General and administrative expenses(147,287)(121,034)(17,623)(423,747)(346,964)(50,519)
Total operating costs and expenses(978,173)(659,375)(96,007)(3,187,004)(2,256,976)(328,622)
Income from operations83,755 124,573 18,138 210,993 342,351 49,847 
Other income, net:      
Investment income44,152 75,458 10,987 152,330 152,510 22,206 
Interest income10,983 13,502 1,966 13,490 33,386 4,861 
Others, net1,620 1,234 180 12,421 (74)(11)
Income before income taxes and income of affiliates140,510 214,767 31,271 389,234 528,173 76,903 
Income tax expense(50,885)(66,423)(9,671)(129,677)(167,511)(24,390)
Share of income of affiliates24,059 48,275 7,029 53,752 138,421 20,154 
Net income from continuing operations113,684 196,619 28,629 313,309 499,083 72,667 
Net income from discontinued operations, net of tax10   6,655   
Net income113,694 196,619 28,629 319,964 499,083 72,667 
less: net income (loss) attributable to noncontrolling interests1,426 1,371 200 (2,391)1,775 258 
Net income attributable to the Company’s shareholders112,268 195,248 28,429 322,355 497,308 72,409 


Net income per share:
Basic
            
Net income from continuing operations0.09 0.15  0.02  0.26  0.38  0.06 
Net income from discontinued operation   0.01   
Net income0.09 0.15 0.02 0.27 0. 38 0.06 
Diluted            
Net income from continuing operations0.09 0.15 0.02 0.25 0. 38 0.06 
Net income from discontinued operation   0.01   
Net income0.09 0.15 0.02 0.26 0. 38 0.06 
 

Net income per ADS:
            
Basic1.80 3.01 0.44 5.20 7.65 1.11 
Net income from continuing operations            
Net income from discontinued operation   0.11   
Net income1.80 3.01 0.44 5.31 7.65 1.11 
Diluted            
Net income from continuing operations1.77 3.00 0.44 5.04 7.64 1.11 
Net income from discontinued operation   0.11   
Net income1.77 3.00 0.44 5.15 7.64 1.11 
             
Shares used in calculating net income per share:
Basic
  1,247,356,127 1,299,349,068 1,299,349,068 1,214,639,385 1,299,944,226 1,299,944,226 
Diluted1,269,932,904 1,300,948,198 1,300,948,198 1,252,939,633 1,301,809,669 1,301,809,669 
Net income113,694 196,619 28,629 319,964 499,083 72,667 
Other comprehensive income (loss), net of tax: Foreign currency translation adjustments(8,367)5,160 751 (11,346)2,906 423 
Fair value changes   (632)  
Share of other comprehensive gain (loss) of affiliates889 (4,666)(679)343 (6,392)(931)
Comprehensive income106,216 197,113 28,701 308,329 495,597 72,159 
Less: Comprehensive income (loss) attributable to the noncontrolling interests1,426 1,371 200 (2,391)1,775 258 
Comprehensive income attributable to the Company’s shareholders104,790 195,742 28,501 310,720 493,822 71,901 



FANHUA INC.
Unaudited Condensed Consolidated Statements of Cash Flow
(In thousands)

 For The Three Months Ended
 For The Nine Months Ended
 
 September 30,
 September 30,
 
 2017
 2018  2018  2017  2018  2018  
 RMB
 RMB US$ RMB RMB US$ 
OPERATING ACTIVITIES      
Net cash  generated from(used in) operating activities(25,677)305,657 44,505 92,276 331,871 48,321 
Net cash generated from (used in) investing activities(189,812)1,466,148 213,475 (67,392)1,553,449 226,187 
Net cash generated from  (used in) financing activities154 (1,414,663)(205,979)198,009 (1,578,072)(229,772)
Net  increase (decrease)in cash, cash equivalents and restricted cash(215,335)357,142 52,001 222,893 307,248 44,736 
Cash, cash equivalents and restricted cash at beginning of period709,133 379,306 55,228 273,979 439,033 63,924 
Effect of exchange rate changes on cash and cash equivalents(3,903)5,160 751 (6,977)(4,673)(680)
Cash, cash equivalents and restricted cash at end of period489,895 741,608 107,980 489,895 741,608 107,980 


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  1. This announcement contains currency conversions of certain Renminbi (RMB) amounts into U.S. dollars (US$) at specified rates solely for the convenience of the reader. Unless otherwise noted, all translations from RMB to U.S. dollars are made at a rate of RMB6.868 to US$1.00, the effective noon buying rate as of September 28, 2018 in The City of New York for cable transfers of RMB as set forth in the H.10 weekly statistical release of the Federal Reserve Board.
  2. Annualized premiums equivalent is a measure used by Fanhua to compare annual premiums received from life insurance policies with differing tenures by normalizing annual premiums into the equivalent annual premium of a policy with a tenure of 20 years.
  3. Due to the disposal of Fanhua Bocheng Insurance Brokerage Co., Ltd. (“Bocheng”) in November 2017, the Company is required to present its financial results on a continuing and discontinued basis. The company's results of operations related to discontinued operations have been restated as discontinued operations on a retrospective basis for all periods presented accordingly. Profits and losses related to Bocheng are presented as discontinued operations while profits and losses for the remaining business are presented as continuing operations.
  4. Active users of Lan Zhanggui included users who sold at least one life insurance policy and/or P&C insurance policy through Lan Zhanggui (including both its mobile application or WeChat public account) during the specific period and at least sold one life insurance policy through CNpad Life Insurance App in the same period of 2017.
  5. Active users of CNpad App included users who sold at least one auto insurance policy during the specific period.
  6. Active customer accounts are defined as customer accounts that made at least one purchase directly through www.baoxian.com, its mobile application, or Wechat public account during the specified period.

For more information, please contact:
Oasis Qiu
Investor Relations Manager
Tel: +86 (20) 8388-3191
Email: qiusr@fanhuaholdings.com

 
Source: Fanhua Inc.