Yandex

Yandex Announces Second Quarter 2020 Financial Results

July 28, 2020

MOSCOW and AMSTERDAM, the Netherlands, July 28, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Yandex (NASDAQ and MOEX: YNDX), one of Europe's largest internet companies and the leading search and ride-hailing provider in Russia, today announced its unaudited financial results for the second quarter ended June 30, 2020.

Q2 2020 Financial Highlights (1)

Q2 2020 consolidated financial results

  • Revenues of RUB 41.4 billion ($591.9 million), in line with Q2 2019
  • Net loss of RUB 3.7 billion ($52.3 million), down 203% compared with net income of RUB 3.6 billion in Q2 2019; net loss margin of -8.8%
  • Adjusted net income of RUB 1.9 billion ($27.3 million), down 67% compared with Q2 2019; adjusted net income margin of 4.6%
  • Adjusted EBITDA of RUB 8.5 billion ($121.3 million), down 35% compared with Q2 2019; adjusted EBITDA margin of 20.5%

Cash, cash equivalents and term deposits as of June 30, 2020:

  • RUB 241.9 billion ($3,457.8 million) on a consolidated basis, including the net proceeds from a public offering and concurrent private placement of 21.5 million Class A shares on June 24, 2020
  • Of which RUB 24.4 billion ($348.3 million) is related to Taxi segment
  • RUB 17.8 billion ($254.2 million) related to Yandex.Market is not included in Yandex N.V. consolidated balance sheet as of June 30, 2020

(1) Pursuant to SEC rules regarding convenience translations, Russian ruble (RUB) amounts have been translated into U.S. dollars at a rate of RUB 69.9513 to $1.00, the official exchange rate quoted as of June 30, 2020 by the Central Bank of the Russian Federation.

Q2 2020 Operational and Corporate Highlights

Search

  • Share of Russian search market, including mobile, averaged 59.6% in Q2 2020, up from 56.9% in Q2 2019 and 58.1% in Q1 2020, according to Yandex.Radar
  • Search share on Android in Russia was 57.5% in Q2 2020, up from 52.3% in Q2 2019 and 55.5% in Q1 2020, according to Yandex.Radar
  • Mobile search traffic was 56.6% of our total search traffic in Q2 2020. Mobile revenues represented 51.3% of our search revenues in Q2 2020
  • Search queries in Russia grew 29% compared with Q2 2019
  • Paid clicks on Yandex’s and its partners’ websites, in aggregate, increased 22% compared with Q2 2019
  • Average cost per click decreased 30% compared with Q2 2019

Business Units and Experiments

  • Number of rides in the Taxi service declined 6% year-on-year compared with Q2 2019
  • Number of Media Services subscribers was 4.5 million as of the end of Q2 2020
  • Zen's daily average audience reached 16.8 million users in June 2020, up 59% from June 2019

Corporate

  • Yandex entered into a binding agreement with Sberbank to reorganize their two Joint Ventures – Yandex.Market and Yandex.Money. The transactions closed on July 23. As a result of these transactions, Yandex has become the controlling shareholder in Yandex.Market, while simultaneously exiting the Yandex.Money Joint Venture. Yandex paid net cash consideration of RUB 39.6 billion to Sberbank at the closing date.
  • Yandex issued 21,522,840 new Class A shares and raised gross proceeds of $1.06 billion (before deducting underwriting fees and expenses) in a public offering and concurrent private placement in June
  • Yandex repurchased 732,175 Class A shares in Q2 2020, as part of the share repurchase program announced in November 2019

“It has been both a challenging as well as eventful quarter for us,” said Arkady Volozh, Chief Executive Officer of Yandex. “Our top priority has been to ensure the well-being of our staff, our partners and our users, as we dedicated significant resources to support them through a variety of targeted social initiatives. The COVID-19 pandemic has put pressure on our core advertising and ride-hailing businesses, while at the same time creating a number of new opportunities that we believe further strengthen the company’s long-term potential. We are also excited to regain full operating control over Yandex.Market, which we believe will unlock significant synergies from the deeper integration of the e-commerce business with other parts of the Yandex ecosystem and accelerate its path to profitability.”

“We are pleased with the results we achieved during this very challenging quarter,” said Greg Abovsky, Chief Operating Officer and Chief Financial Officer of Yandex. “Our immediate focus on cost optimization and improving operational efficiency after the start of the lockdown has definitely paid off and enabled us to mitigate the negative impact of the pandemic on our financial performance. While we have limited visibility in terms of the pace of further recovery, we have been encouraged by the trends that we have seen in July. In addition, we believe that the recent capital raise provides us with ample financial flexibility to continue investing into existing strategic projects and to pursue new exciting opportunities.”

Impact of COVID-19 Pandemic
The COVID-19 pandemic and the resulting strict lockdown measures had a material impact on our financial results and operations in Q2 2020, particularly on our advertising and ride-hailing businesses, as well as classifieds and car-sharing services. The adverse impact was partially offset by the acceleration in FoodTech businesses (both Yandex.Eats and Lavka) and Media Services. During the second quarter Yandex incurred COVID-19 related expenses of RUB 408 million consisting of the costs of personal protective equipment (masks, sanitizers etc.), our Helping Hand project and our driver and courier support fund. In addition, we have invested in various social initiatives to support small and medium sized businesses, restaurants and taxi fleet companies during the challenging pandemic period, as well as in distance education initiatives.

The trends in April were particularly challenging, but we began to see a moderate recovery in advertising and ride-hailing from the end of the month, which continued in May and June (in classifieds and car-sharing the recovery began in June). In July we see a continuing improvement of revenue growth across all the businesses affected by COVID-19.

With regards to our financial position as of the end of June 30, 2020, our analysis of the effect of COVID-19 on goodwill, non-current assets and redeemable non-controlling interests shows no measurable impact. At the same time, the full impact of COVID-19 is still unknown and there is a limited visibility on the sustainability and the further dynamic of the performance recovery across Yandex businesses.

The extent to which the COVID-19 crisis impacts the Company’s results will depend on future developments, which are still highly uncertain and cannot be predicted, including new information which may emerge concerning the severity of COVID-19 and the actions to contain the virus or treat its impact, among others. The development of the situation with respect to COVID-19 may also lead to changes in estimates and assumptions that affect the reported amounts of assets and liabilities. Actual results could differ from those estimates.

Consolidated Results
The following table provides a summary of our key consolidated financial results for the three and six months ended June 30, 2019 and 2020:

In RUB millions

Three months ended June 30, 

Six months ended June 30, 

 

2019

2020

Change

2019

2020

Change

Revenues

41,397

41,407

0%

78,681

88,410

12%

Ex-TAC revenues2,3

35,833

37,252

4%

67,782

78,896

16%

Income from operations

7,134

215

-97%

11,949

5,503

-54%

Adjusted EBITDA2

13,097

8,485

-35%

23,865

20,632

-14%

Net income/(loss)

3,563

(3,658)

-203%

6,117

1,837

-70%

Adjusted net income2

5,825

1,913

-67%

11,265

7,061

-37%

(2) The following measures presented in this release are “non-GAAP financial measures”: ex-TAC revenues; adjusted EBITDA; adjusted EBITDA margin; adjusted ex-TAC EBITDA margin; adjusted net income; adjusted net income margin and adjusted ex-TAC net income margin. Please see the section headed “Use of Non-GAAP Financial Measures” below for a discussion of how we define these measures, as well as reconciliations at the end of this release of each of these measures to the most directly comparable U.S. GAAP measures.

(3) Numbers for the previous periods were restated to reflect minor adjustments of TAC revenue and expenses associated to the presentation of certain content related streams.

Our segment disclosure is available in the Segment financial results section below.

Consolidated revenues breakdown

In RUB millions

Three months ended June 30, 

Six months ended June 30, 
 

2019

2020

Change

2019

2020

Change

Online advertising revenues:

           

Yandex properties

22,895

20,425

-11%

43,830

44,765

2%

Advertising network

6,246

4,335

-31%

12,351

10,104

-18%

Total online advertising revenues

29,141

24,760

-15%

56,181

54,869

-2%

Revenues related to Taxi segment

8,798

12,473

42%

16,422

23,841

45%

Other

3,458

4,174

21%

6,078

9,700

60%

Total revenues

41,397

41,407

0%

78,681

88,410

12%

Online advertising revenues decreased 15% in Q2 2020 compared with Q2 2019 and generated 60% of total revenues. The negative dynamic of online advertising revenue was driven by the decrease in advertising budgets and slowdown of business activity on the back of the coronavirus outbreak and the resulting lockdown measures. Online advertising revenues include revenues derived from performance and brand advertising on Yandex properties and in our advertising network.

Online advertising revenues from Yandex properties decreased 11% in Q2 2020 compared with Q2 2019 and accounted for 49% of total revenues.

Online advertising revenues from our advertising network decreased 31% in Q2 2020 compared with Q2 2019 and accounted for 10% of total revenues.

Revenues related to the Taxi segment grew 42% in Q2 2020 compared with Q2 2019 and accounted for 30% of total revenues, compared with 21% of total revenues in Q2 2019. This increase was mainly attributed to the growth of our FoodTech services, including the contributions from Yandex.Lavka and Yandex.Eats, as well as the growth of our corporate Taxi business, the revenues of which we recognize on a gross basis.

Other revenues grew 21% in Q2 2020 compared with Q2 2019 and amounted to 10% of total revenues. The growth was primarily driven by subscription revenues of Media Services, our initiatives related to IoT (Internet of Things) and expansion of our Cloud business, partially offset by a decline in revenues of Yandex.Drive due to the suspension of car-sharing services in Moscow and Saint-Petersburg during the majority of Q2 2020.

Consolidated Operating Costs and Expenses

Yandex’s operating costs and expenses consist of cost of revenues, product development expenses, sales, general and administrative expenses (SG&A) and depreciation and amortization expenses (D&A). Apart from D&A, each of the above expense categories include personnel-related costs and expenses, relevant office space rental, and related share-based compensation expense. Increases across all cost categories reflect investments in overall growth. In Q2 2020 Yandex's headcount decreased by 198 full-time employees, compared to Q1 2020. The total number of full-time employees was 10,227 as of June 30, 2020, down by 2% compared with March 31, 2020, and up 14% from June 30, 2019.

Cost of revenues, including traffic acquisition costs (TAC)

In RUB millions

Three months ended June 30, 

Six months ended June 30, 
 

2019

2020

Change

2019

2020

Change

TAC:

           

Related to the Yandex advertising network

3,772

2,724

-28%

7,388

6,343

-14%

Related to distribution partners

1,792

1,431

-20%

3,511

3,171

-10%

Total TAC

5,564

4,155

-25%

10,899

9,514

-13%

Total TAC as a % of total revenues

13.4%

10.0%

 

13.9%

10.8%

 

Costs related to Taxi segment

2,731

5,905

116%

5,157

9,841

91%

Costs related to Taxi segment as a % of revenues

6.6%

14.3%

 

6.6%

11.1%

 

Other cost of revenues

4,282

5,852

37%

8,106

12,792

58%

Other cost of revenues as a % of revenues

10.3%

14.1%

 

10.3%

14.5%

 

Total cost of revenues

12,577

15,912

27%

24,162

32,147

33%

Total cost of revenues as a % of revenues

30.4%

38.4%

 

30.7%

36.4%

 

TAC decreased 25% in Q2 2020 compared with Q2 2019 and represented 10% of total revenues, down 340 basis points compared with Q2 2019 and 140 basis points down compared with Q1 2020 reflecting the decline of advertising revenues and optimization of TAC rates.

Costs related to the Taxi segment increased 116% compared with Q2 2019. The growth was primarily a result of the increase of the costs of goods sold (COGS) in our FoodTech services, mainly reflecting the growth of Yandex.Lavka, our hyperlocal grocery delivery service, and the increase of costs related to our corporate Taxi business. We are the principal in transactions with our Taxi corporate clients and, therefore, we recognize both revenues and the cost of revenues on a gross basis.

Other cost of revenues in Q2 2020 increased 37% compared with Q2 2019 as a result of our investments in content within Media Services and Search and Portal, as well as our IoT initiatives.

Product development

In RUB millions

Three months ended June 30, 

Six months ended June 30, 

 

2019

2020

Change

2019

2020

Change

Product development

6,896

8,970

30%

14,103

16,898

20%

As a % of revenues

16.6%

21.7%

 

17.9%

19.1%

 

Product development expenses grew 30% in Q2 2020 compared to Q2 2019, primarily reflecting growth of share-based compensation and the increase of personnel expenses driven by new hires and salary increases.

Sales, general and administrative (SG&A)

In RUB millions

Three months ended June 30, 

Six months ended June 30, 

 

2019

2020

Change

2019

2020

Change

Sales, general and administrative

11,034

12,258

11%

21,454

25,800

20%

As a % of revenues

26.7%

29.6%

 

27.3%

29.2%

 

SG&A expenses grew 11% in Q2 2020 compared to Q2 2019. The growth was driven by the increase of share-based compensation and personnel costs, partially offset by savings on advertising and marketing expenses, particularly in the Taxi and Classifieds segments, and other overheads.

Share-based compensation (SBC) expense

SBC expense is included in each of the cost of revenues, product development, and SG&A categories discussed above.

In RUB millions

Three months ended June 30, 

Six months ended June 30, 

 

2019

2020

Change

2019

2020

Change

SBC expense included in cost of revenues

64

138

116%

132

214

62%

SBC expense included in product development

1,480

2,598

76%

3,413

4,280

25%

SBC expense included in SG&A

656

1,473

125%

1,344

2,466

83%

Total SBC expense

2,200

4,209

91%

4,889

6,960

42%

As a % of revenues

5.3%

10.2%

 

6.2%

7.9%

 

Total SBC expense increased 91% in Q2 2020 compared with Q2 2019. The growth was primarily related to new equity-based grants made in 2019-2020 as well as the replacement of cash bonuses by equity compensation for some senior employees, as part of the Company’s COVID-19 related cost optimization initiatives.

Depreciation and amortization (D&A) expense

In RUB millions

Three months ended June 30, 

Six months ended June 30, 

 

2019

2020

Change

2019

2020

Change

Depreciation and amortization

3,756

4,052

8%

7,013

8,062

15%

As a % of revenues

9.1%

9.8%

 

8.9%

9.1%

 

D&A expense increased 8% in Q2 2020 compared with Q2 2019. The D&A expense increase was mainly driven by investments in intangible assets, servers and other equipment. Intangible assets amortization increased in line with investment growth in content creation and license procurement.

Income from operations

In RUB millions

Three months ended June 30, 

Six months ended June 30, 

 

2019

2020

Change

2019

2020

Change

Income from operations

7,134

215

-97%

11,949

5,503

-54%

Income from operations decreased 97% in Q2 2020 compared with Q2 2019. The decrease primarily reflects the decline of online advertising revenues and continuing investments in our rapidly growing new businesses.

Segment financial results

Search & Portal

Our Search and Portal segment offers a broad range of services in Russia, Belarus, Kazakhstan and Uzbekistan.

In RUB millions

Three months ended June 30, 

Six months ended June 30, 

 

2019

2020

Change

2019

2020

Change

Revenues:

           

Search and Portal

29,090

25,455

-12%

56,199

55,581

-1%

Search and Portal, excluding IoT*

28,899

24,913

-14%

55,786

54,639

-2%

Revenues Ex-TAC:

           

Search and Portal

22,826

20,814

-9%

44,013

44,961

2%

Search and Portal, excluding IoT*

22,635

20,272

-10%

43,600

44,019

1%

Adjusted EBITDA:

           

Search and Portal

13,747

11,194

-19%

26,594

25,859

-3%

Search and Portal, excluding IoT*

13,870

11,345

-18%

26,887

26,137

-3%

Adjusted EBITDA margin:

           

Search and Portal

47.3%

44.0%

-3.3%

47.3%

46.5%

-0.8%

Search and Portal, excluding IoT*

48.0%

45.5%

-2.5%

48.2%

47.8%

-0.4%

            *IoT stands for Internet of Things
              
Revenues declined by 12% year-on-year in Q2 2020, reflecting the adverse impact of the deterioration of the advertising business amid the coronavirus outbreak and the resulting lockdown measures.

Ex-TAC revenues declined by 9% in Q2 2020 compared to Q2 2019, reflecting the adverse impact of the deterioration of the advertising business partially offset by optimization of traffic acquisition costs.

Taxi

The Taxi segment includes our Ride-hailing business (including Yandex.Taxi and Uber in Russia and neighboring countries), FoodTech business (including Yandex.Eats, our ready-to-eat delivery service, Yandex.Chef, a meal kit subscription service, and Yandex.Lavka, our hyperlocal grocery delivery service) and our Self-Driving Cars (“SDC”) division.

In RUB millions

Three months ended June 30, 

Six months ended June 30, 

 

2019

2020

Change

2019

2020

Change

Revenues:

 

 

 

 

 

 

Ride-hailing & FoodTech

8,810

12,448

41%

16,449

23,870

45%

SDC

 -

 55

n/m

 -

 55

n/m

Total revenues

8,810

12,503

42%

16,449

23,925

45%

Adjusted EBITDA:

   

 

   

 

Ride-hailing & FoodTech

726

993

37%

837

1,861

122%

SDC

(303)

(740)

144%

(530)

(1,494)

182%

Total Adjusted EBITDA

423

253

-40%

307

367

20%

Adjusted EBITDA margin:

   

 

 

 

 

Ride-hailing & FoodTech

8.2%

8.0%

-0.2%

5.1%

7.8%

2.7%

SDC

n/m

n/m

n/m

n/m

n/m

n/m

Total Adjusted EBITDA margin

4.8%

2.0%

-2.8%

1.9%

1.5%

-0.4%

Taxi segment revenues increased by 42%, primarily driven by the solid performance of our food delivery business as well as the growth of Yandex.Lavka and our corporate Taxi business, where we recognize revenue on a gross basis.

Adjusted EBITDA of Taxi was RUB 253 million in Q2 2020, compared to RUB 423 million in Q2 2019. The decrease of adjusted EBITDA was driven by investments in the expansion of Yandex.Lavka footprint and development of autonomous vehicles, partially offset by the improving profitability of our ride-hailing business and smaller losses related to our ready-to-eat delivery business.

Classifieds

The Classifieds segment includes Auto.ru, Yandex.Realty and Yandex.Jobs.

In RUB millions

Three months ended June 30, 

Six months ended June 30, 

 

2019

2020

Change

2019

2020

Change

Revenues

1,302

886

-32%

2,408

2,374

-1%

Adjusted EBITDA:

265

80

-70%

(63)

(24)

-62%

Adjusted EBITDA margin:

20.4%

9.0%

-11.4%

-2.6%

-1.0%

1.6%

Classifieds revenues declined 32% in Q2 2020 compared with Q2 2019, primarily as a result of closure of auto dealerships on the back of the strict lockdown regime due to the COVID-19 pandemic, and a slowdown in real estate demand.

Media Services

The Media Services segment includes KinoPoisk, Yandex.Music, Yandex.Afisha, our production center Yandex.Studio and our subscription service Yandex.Plus.

In RUB millions

Three months ended June 30, 

Six months ended June 30, 

 

2019

2020

Change

2019

2020

Change

Revenues

876

1,700

94%

1,610

3,133

95%

Adjusted EBITDA:

(438)

(857)

96%

(878)

(1,567)

78%

Adjusted EBITDA margin:

-50.0%

-50.4%

-0.4%

-54.5%

-50.0%

4.5%

Media Services revenues grew 94% in Q2 2020 compared with Q2 2019. The increase was primarily driven by growth of subscription revenues in Yandex.Music and KinoPoisk, particularly duing the COVID-19 lockdown. Increasing Adjusted EBITDA losses reflect our investments in content and marketing on the back of increased demand for our services.

Other Bets and Experiments

The Other Bets and Experiments category includes Yandex.Drive, Zen, Geolocation Services, Yandex.Cloud and Yandex.Education.

In RUB millions

Three months ended June 30, 

Six months ended June 30, 

 

2019

2020

Change

2019

2020

Change

Revenues

3,420

2,802

-18%

5,898

7,713

31%

Adjusted EBITDA:

(947)

(2,283)

141%

(2,186)

(4,200)

92%

Adjusted EBITDA margin:

-27.7%

-81.5%

-53.8%

-37.1%

-54.5%

-17.4%

Other Bets and Experiments revenues declined 18% in Q2 2020 compared with Q2 2019. The decrease was primarily driven by Yandex.Drive, our car-sharing service, partially offset by revenue growth in other experiments. The decline of Yandex.Drive revenues was due to the suspension of car-sharing services in Moscow and Saint-Petersburg from mid-April to mid-June. The Adjusted EBITDA loss amounted to RUB 2.3 billion, up from a loss of RUB 0.9 billion in Q2 2019, driven by costs associated with Yandex.Drive, followed by Geo and Cloud.

Eliminations

Eliminations related to our revenues represent the elimination of transactions between the reportable segments, primarily related to advertising. Eliminations related to our Adjusted EBITDA mainly reflect reallocation of a portion of Search and Portal D&A expenses related to leasehold improvements to office rent expenses of our business units.

In RUB millions

Three months ended June 30, 

Six months ended June 30, 

 

2019

2020

Change

2019

2020

Change

Revenues:

   

 

   

 

Segment revenues

43,498

43,346

0%

82,564

92,726

12%

Eliminations

(2,101)

(1,939)

-8%

(3,883)

(4,316)

11%

Total revenues

41,397

41,407

0%

78,681

88,410

12%

Adjusted EBITDA:

   

 

   

 

Segment Adjusted EBITDA

13,050

8,387

-36%

23,774

20,435

-14%

Eliminations

47

98

109%

91

197

116%

Total adjusted EBITDA

13,097

8,485

-35%

23,865

20,632

-14%

Adjusted EBITDA decreased 35% in Q2 2020 compared with Q2 2019. The decline was mainly driven by the COVID-19 related adverse effects on Search and Portal and Yandex.Drive segments and higher investments in Media Services.

Adjusted EBITDA includes RUB 408 million of COVID-19 related expenses for personal protective equipment (masks, sanitizers etc.), the Company’s Helping Hand project and our driver and courier support fund, RUB 177 million of advisory fees related to the reorganization of Yandex.Market and Yandex.Money, as well as other expenses related to various initiatives to support small and medium sized businesses, restaurants and taxi fleet companies during the challenging pandemic period.

Yandex.Market
We recognized the financial results of the Yandex.Market group in our Q2 2020 consolidated results using the equity method, as the previously announced transaction with Sberbank was not completed in Q2 2020. Yandex.Market group revenues grew 89% in Q2 2020 compared with Q2 2019 and amounted to RUB 7.2 billion on the back of solid performance across both the price comparison and the marketplace businesses. Price Comparison revenues grew by 33% year-on-year, while gross merchandise value (GMV) of Beru marketplace increased 247% compared with Q2 2019. Adjusted EBITDA loss of Yandex.Market group was RUB 1.8 billion compared with RUB 2.0 billion loss in Q2 2019. The results of Yandex.Market will be included in our consolidated results from July 24, 2020.

Interest income in Q2 2020 was RUB 971 million, compared with RUB 834 million in Q2 2019.

Interest expense in Q2 2020 was RUB 678 million, up from RUB 12 million in Q2 2019, reflecting interest on the convertible bonds issued in February 2020.

Foreign exchange loss in Q2 2020 was RUB 1,282 million, compared with a foreign exchange loss of RUB 270 million in Q2 2019. This loss reflects the appreciation of the Russian ruble during Q2 2020 from RUB 77.7325 to $1.00 on March 31, 2020, to RUB 69.9513 to $1.00 on June 30, 2020. Yandex's Russian operating subsidiaries' functional currency is the Russian ruble, and therefore changes due to exchange rate fluctuations in the ruble value of these subsidiaries' monetary assets and liabilities that are denominated in other currencies are recognized as foreign exchange gains or losses within the other (loss)/income, net line in the condensed consolidated statements of income. Although the U.S. dollar value of Yandex's U.S. dollar-denominated assets and liabilities was not impacted by these currency fluctuations, they resulted in a downward revaluation of the ruble equivalent of these U.S. dollar-denominated monetary assets and liabilities in Q2 2020.

Income tax expense for Q2 2020 was RUB 1,993 million, down from RUB 3,033 million in Q2 2019. Our effective tax rate of minus 119.7% in Q2 2020 was lower than in Q2 2019. Adjusted for SBC expense, deferred tax asset valuation allowances, certain losses from the share of Yandex.Market’s financial results which are non-deductible and certain tax provisions recognized, our effective tax rate for Q2 2020 was 27.9%, compared with 24.1% for Q2 2019 as adjusted for SBC expense and similar effects in that year.

Net loss was RUB 3.7 billion ($52.3 million) in Q2 2020, down 203% compared with the net income of RUB 3.6 billion in Q2 2019 as a result of the decline in the income of operations, foreign exchange losses and interest expenses.

Adjusted net income in Q2 2020 was RUB 1.9 billion ($27.3 million), a 67% decrease from Q2 2019.

Adjusted net income margin was 4.6% in Q2 2020, compared with 14.1% in Q2 2019.

In June 2020, Yandex conducted a public offering and a concurrent private placement of 21,522,840 new Class A shares and received net proceeds of $1.05 billion (after deducting underwriting fees and expenses).

As of June 30, 2020, Yandex had cash, cash equivalents and term deposits of RUB 241.9 billion ($3,457.8 million), including cash, cash equivalents and term deposits of Yandex.Taxi in total amount of RUB 24.4 billion ($348.3 million).

Net cash flow used in operating activities for Q2 2020 was RUB 0.1 billion ($1.9 million) and capital expenditures were RUB 10.3 billion ($146.9 million).

Redeemable noncontrolling interests presented in our condensed consolidated balance sheets relate to the equity incentive arrangements we have made available to the senior employees of the Taxi and Classifieds segments, pursuant to which such persons are eligible to acquire depositary receipts, or receive options to acquire depositary receipts, which entitles them to economic interests in the respective business unit subsidiaries.

The total number of shares issued and outstanding as of June 30, 2020 was 350,074,421, including 314,365,746 Class A shares, 35,708,674 Class B shares, and one Priority share and excluding 3,064,733 Class A shares held in treasury and all Class C shares outstanding solely as a result of the conversion of Class B shares into Class A shares. Any such Class C shares will be cancelled.

There were also employee share options outstanding to purchase up to an additional 3.2 million shares, at a weighted average exercise price of $38.15 per share, 1.8 million of which were fully vested; equity-settled share appreciation rights (SARs) for 0.1 million shares, at a weighted average measurement price of $32.72, all of which were fully vested; and restricted share units (RSUs) covering 12.4 million shares, of which RSUs to acquire 3.0 million shares were fully vested.

Financial outlook

Given the persisting uncertainty around the full economic impact of the coronavirus pandemic and potential further disruptions caused by the health crisis and related governmental and businesses responses, we are unable at this time to reliably predict the pace and the shape of the recovery for our businesses. As such, we are not providing 2020 guidance until there is greater clarity regarding the impact of the current pandemic on the business environment generally and on Yandex in particular.

Conference Call Information

Yandex’s management will hold an earnings conference call on July 28, 2020 at 8:00 AM U.S. Eastern Time (3:00 PM Moscow time; 1:00 PM London time).

We recommend using the dial-in option if you plan to ask questions. In this case please connect at least 10 minutes prior to the call start time (using dial-in number and passcode specified below) and clearly state the information requested after the tone.

To access the conference call live, please dial:

US: +1 646 741 3167
UK/International: +44 (0) 207 192 8338
Russia: 8 10 800 2114 4011
Passcode: 4372045

A replay of the call will be available until August 4, 2020. To access the replay, please dial:

US: +1 917 677 7532
UK/International: +44 (0) 844 571 8951
Russia: +7 495 249 9138
Passcode: 4372045

A live and archived webcast of this conference call will be available at

https://edge.media-server.com/mmc/p/4v6b74bv

ABOUT YANDEX

Yandex (NASDAQ and MOEX: YNDX) is a technology company that builds intelligent products and services powered by machine learning. Our goal is to help consumers and businesses better navigate the online and offline world. Since 1997, we have delivered world-class, locally relevant search and information services. Additionally, we have developed market-leading on-demand transportation services, navigation products and other mobile applications for millions of consumers across the globe. Yandex, which has 36 offices worldwide, has been listed on the NASDAQ since 2011.
More information on Yandex can be found at https://yandex.com/company.

FORWARD-LOOKING STATEMENTS

This press release contains forward-looking statements that involve risks and uncertainties. Actual results may differ materially from the results predicted or implied by such statements, and our reported results should not be considered as an indication of future performance. The potential risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ from the results predicted or implied by such statements include, among others, the impact of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic and regulatory and business responses to that crisis, macroeconomic and geopolitical developments affecting the Russian economy or our business, changes in the political, legal and/or regulatory environment, competitive pressures, changes in advertising patterns, changes in user preferences, technological developments, and our need to expend capital to accommodate the growth of the business, as well as those risks and uncertainties included under the captions “Risk Factors” and “Operating and Financial Review and Prospects” in our Annual Report on Form 20-F for the year ended December 31, 2019 and “Risk Factors” in the Shareholder Circular filed as Exhibit 99.2 to our Current Report on Form 6-K, which were filed with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) on April 2, 2020 and November 18, 2019, respectively, and are available on our investor relations website at http://ir.yandex.com/sec.cfm and on the SEC website at www.sec.gov. All information in this release and in the attachments is as of July 28, 2020, and Yandex undertakes no duty to update this information unless required by law.

USE OF NON-GAAP FINANCIAL MEASURES

To supplement our condensed consolidated financial statements, which are prepared and presented in accordance with U.S. GAAP, we present the following non-GAAP financial measures: ex-TAC revenues, adjusted EBITDA, adjusted EBITDA margin, adjusted ex-TAC EBITDA margin, adjusted net income, adjusted effective tax rate, adjusted net income margin and adjusted ex-TAC net income margin. The presentation of these financial measures is not intended to be considered in isolation or as a substitute for, or superior to, the financial information prepared and presented in accordance with U.S. GAAP. For more information on these non-GAAP financial measures, please see the tables captioned “Reconciliations of non-GAAP financial measures to the nearest comparable U.S. GAAP measures”, included following the accompanying financial tables. We define the various non-GAAP financial measures we use as follows:

  • Ex-TAC revenues means U.S. GAAP revenues less total traffic acquisition costs (TAC)
  • Adjusted EBITDA means U.S. GAAP net income/(loss) plus (1) depreciation and amortization, (2) SBC expense, (3) accrual of expense related to the contingent compensation payable to employees in connection with certain business combinations, (4) one-off restructuring expenses, (5) interest expense, (6) loss from equity method investments, (7) other loss/(income), net and (8) income tax expense, less interest income
  • Adjusted EBITDA margin means adjusted EBITDA divided by U.S. GAAP revenues
  • Adjusted ex-TAC EBITDA margin means adjusted EBITDA divided by ex-TAC revenues
  • Adjusted net income means U.S. GAAP net income/(loss) plus (1) SBC expense adjusted for the income tax reduction attributable to SBC expense, (2) accrual of expense related to the contingent compensation payable to certain employees in connection with certain business combinations, (3) foreign exchange losses/(gains) adjusted for (reduction)/increase in income tax attributable to foreign exchange losses/(gains), (4) one-off restructuring expenses and (5) amortization of debt discount related to our convertible debt adjusted for the related reduction in income tax, less effect of deconsolidation of former subsidiaries
  • Adjusted net income margin means adjusted net income divided by U.S. GAAP revenues
  • Adjusted ex-TAC net income margin means adjusted net income divided by ex-TAC revenues

These non-GAAP financial measures are used by management for evaluating financial performance as well as decision-making. Management believes that these metrics reflect the organic, core operating performance of the company, and therefore are useful to analysts and investors in providing supplemental information that helps them understand, model and forecast the evolution of our operating business.

Although our management uses these non-GAAP financial measures for operational decision-making and considers these financial measures to be useful for analysts and investors, we recognize that there are a number of limitations related to such measures. In particular, it should be noted that several of these measures exclude some recurring costs, particularly share-based compensation. In addition, the components of the costs that we exclude in our calculation of the measures described above may differ from the components that our peer companies exclude when they report their results of operations.

Below we describe why we make particular adjustments to certain U.S. GAAP financial measures:

TAC

We believe that it may be useful for investors and analysts to review certain measures both in accordance with U.S. GAAP and net of the effect of TAC, which we view as comparable to sales commissions and bonuses but, unlike sales commissions and bonuses, are not deducted from U.S. GAAP revenues. By presenting revenue, adjusted EBITDA margin and adjusted net income margin net of TAC, we believe that investors and analysts are able to obtain a clearer picture of our business without the impact of the revenues we share with our partners.

SBC

SBC is a significant expense item, and an important part of our compensation and incentive programs. As it is a non-cash charge, however, and highly dependent on our share price at the time of equity award grants, we believe that it is useful for investors and analysts to see certain financial measures excluding the impact of these charges in order to obtain a clearer picture of our operating performance.

Acquisition-related costs

We may incur expenses in connection with acquisitions that are not indicative of our recurring core operating performance. In particular, we are required under U.S. GAAP to accrue as expense the contingent compensation that is payable to certain employees in connection with certain business combinations. We eliminate these acquisition-related expenses from adjusted EBITDA and adjusted net income to provide management and investors a tool for comparing on a period-to-period basis our operating performance in the ordinary course of operations.

Foreign exchange losses

Because we hold significant assets and liabilities in currencies other than our Russian ruble operating currency, and because foreign exchange fluctuations are outside of our operational control, we believe that it is useful to present adjusted EBITDA, adjusted net income and related margin measures excluding these effects, in order to provide greater clarity regarding our operating performance.

One-off restructuring expenses

Adjusted net income and adjusted EBITDA for H1 2020 exclude expenses related to restructuring targeted amendments to Corporate Governance Structure approved by shareholders in December 2019.  We believe that it is useful to present adjusted net income, adjusted EBITDA and related margin measures excluding impacts not related to our operating activities.

Amortization of debt discount

We also adjust net income for interest expense representing amortization of the debt discount related to our convertible senior notes due 2025 issued in Q1 2020. We have eliminated this expense from adjusted net income as it is non-cash in nature and is not indicative of our ongoing operating performance.

The tables at the end of this release provide detailed reconciliations of each non-GAAP financial measure we use from the most directly comparable U.S. GAAP financial measure.

 

YANDEX N.V.

Unaudited Condensed Consolidated Balance Sheets

(in millions of Russian rubles and U.S. dollars, except share and per share data)

             
        As of    
    December 31,   June 30,    June 30, 
    2019*   2020     2020  
    RUB   RUB   $
ASSETS            
Current assets:            
Cash and cash equivalents    56,415      184,292      2,634.6  
Term deposits    31,891      57,582      823.2  
Accounts receivable, net    17,832      16,137      230.7  
Prepaid expenses    3,315      3,311      47.3  
Funds receivable, net    1,226      1,162      16.6  
Other current assets    9,605      13,076      186.9  
Total current assets    120,284      275,560      3,939.3  
             
Property and equipment, net    47,856      54,123      773.7  
Operating lease right-of-use assets    21,218      15,201      217.3  
Intangible assets, net    10,365      9,838      140.6  
Non-current content assets, net    3,295      4,318      61.7  
Goodwill    52,205      52,247      746.9  
Long-term prepaid expenses    2,289      2,324      33.4  
Investments in non-marketable equity securities    28,073      26,097      373.1  
Deferred tax assets    1,847      1,325      18.9  
Other non-current assets    3,694      3,833      54.8  
TOTAL ASSETS    291,126      444,866      6,359.7  
             
LIABILITIES AND SHAREHOLDERS’ EQUITY            
Current liabilities:            
Accounts payable and accrued liabilities    34,978      32,562      465.5  
Income and non-income taxes payable    8,020      4,884      69.8  
Deferred revenue    3,542      3,823      54.7  
Total current liabilities    46,540      41,269      590.0  
Convertible debt    -      77,893      1,113.5  
Deferred tax liabilities    1,951      3,301      47.2  
Operating lease liabilities    10,841      7,471      106.8  
Other accrued liabilities    2,359      1,805      25.8  
Total liabilities    61,691      131,739      1,883.3  
             
Commitments and contingencies            
Redeemable noncontrolling interests    14,246      15,081      215.6  
Shareholders’ equity:            
Priority share: €1.00 par value; shares authorized (1 and 1), shares issued (1 and 1) and outstanding (nil and 1)            
Preference shares: €0.01 par value; nil shares authorized, issued and outstanding            
Ordinary shares: par value (Class A €0.01, Class B €0.10 and Class C €0.09); shares authorized (Class A: 500,000,000, Class B: 37,138,658 and Class C: 37,748,658); shares issued (Class A: 293,527,655 and 317,430,479, Class B: 37,138,658 and 35,708,674, and Class C: 610,000 and 1,429,984, respectively); shares outstanding (Class A: 292,719,508 and 314,365,746, Class B: 37,138,658 and 35,708,674, and Class C: nil)    261      275      3.9  
Treasury shares at cost (Class A: 808,147 and 3,064,733, Priority share: 1 and nil, respectively)    (411 )    (3,689 )    (52.7 )
Additional paid-in capital    68,050      145,880      2,085.5  
Accumulated other comprehensive income    4,841      11,561      165.3  
Retained earnings    122,187      123,495      1,765.4  
Total equity attributable to Yandex N.V.    194,928      277,522      3,967.4  
Noncontrolling interests    20,261      20,524      293.4  
Total shareholders’ equity    215,189      298,046      4,260.8  
TOTAL LIABILITIES AND SHAREHOLDERS’ EQUITY    291,126      444,866      6,359.7  

     Derived from audited consolidated financial statements

 

YANDEX N.V.

Unaudited Condensed Consolidated Statements of Income

(in millions of Russian rubles and U.S. dollars, except share and per share data)

             
    Three months ended June 30, 
    2019     2020     2020  
    RUB   RUB   $
             
Revenues   41,397     41,407     591.9  
Operating costs and expenses:            
Cost of revenues(1)   12,577     15,912     227.5  
Product development(1)   6,896     8,970     128.2  
Sales, general and administrative(1)   11,034     12,258     175.3  
Depreciation and amortization   3,756     4,052     57.9  
Total operating costs and expenses   34,263     41,192     588.9  
Income from operations   7,134     215     3.0  
Interest income   834     971     13.9  
Interest expense    (12 )    (678 )    (9.7 )
Loss from equity method investments    (946 )    (977 )    (14.0 )
Other loss, net    (414 )    (1,196 )    (17.0 )
Net income/(loss) before income taxes   6,596      (1,665 )    (23.8 )
Income tax expense   3,033     1,993     28.5  
Net income/(loss)   3,563      (3,658 )    (52.3 )
Net loss attributable to noncontrolling interests    289      347      5.0  
Net income/(loss) attributable to Yandex N.V.   3,852      (3,311 )    (47.3 )
Net income/(loss) per Class A and Class B share:            
Basic   11.80      (10.09 )    (0.14 )
Diluted   11.47      (9.90 )    (0.14 )
Weighted average number of Class A and Class B shares outstanding            
Basic   326,335,979     328,039,776     328,039,776  
Diluted   334,912,393     334,514,961     334,514,961  
             
(1)    These balances exclude depreciation and amortization expenses, which are presented separately, and include share-based compensation expenses of:
             
Cost of revenues   64     138     2.0  
Product development   1,480     2,598     37.1  
Sales, general and administrative   656     1,473     21.1  

       

 

YANDEX N.V.

Unaudited Condensed Consolidated Statements of Income

(in millions of Russian rubles and U.S. dollars, except share and per share data)

               
    Six months ended June 30,   
    2019     2020     2020    
    RUB   RUB   $  
               
Revenues   78,681     88,410     1,263.9    
Operating costs and expenses:              
Cost of revenues(1)   24,162     32,147     459.6    
Product development(1)   14,103     16,898     241.6    
Sales, general and administrative(1)   21,454     25,800     368.7    
Depreciation and amortization   7,013     8,062     115.3    
Total operating costs and expenses   66,732     82,907     1,185.2    
Income from operations   11,949     5,503     78.7    
Interest income   1,661     1,699      24.3    
Interest expense    (13 )    (903 )    (12.9 )  
Loss from equity method investments    (1,584 )    (2,083 )    (29.8 )  
Other (loss)/income, net    (649 )    3,325      47.5    
Net income before income taxes   11,364     7,541     107.8    
Income tax expense   5,247     5,704     81.5    
Net income   6,117     1,837     26.3    
Net loss attributable to noncontrolling interests    687      713      10.2    
Net income attributable to Yandex N.V.   6,804     2,550     36.5    
Net income per Class A and Class B share:              
Basic   20.89     7.75     0.11    
Diluted   20.39     7.57     0.11    
Weighted average number of Class A and Class B shares outstanding              
Basic   325,741,663     329,069,513     329,069,513    
Diluted   333,750,613     335,854,248     335,854,248    
               
(1)    These balances exclude depreciation and amortization expenses, which are presented separately, and include share-based compensation expenses of:  
               
Cost of revenues   132     214     3.1    
Product development   3,413     4,280     61.2    
Sales, general and administrative   1,344     2,466     35.2    

 

YANDEX N.V.

Unaudited Condensed Consolidated Statements of Cash Flows

(in millions of Russian rubles and U.S. dollars)

             
    Three months ended June 30, 
    2019     2020     2020  
    RUB   RUB   $
CASH FLOWS PROVIDED BY/(USED IN) OPERATING ACTIVITIES:            
Net income/(loss)    3,563      (3,658 )    (52.3 )
Adjustments to reconcile net income to net cash provided by operating activities:            
Depreciation of property and equipment    3,100      3,336      47.7  
Amortization of intangible assets    656      716      10.2  
Amortization of contents assets    223      961      13.7  
Operating lease right-of-use assets amortization    2,097      1,504      21.5  
Amortization of debt discount and issuance costs    -      493      7.0  
Share-based compensation expense    2,200      4,209      60.2  
Deferred income tax expense    772      1,167      16.7  
Foreign exchange losses    270      1,282      18.3  
Loss from equity method investments    946      977      14.0  
Other    182      39      0.6  
Changes in operating assets and liabilities excluding the effect of acquisitions:            
Accounts receivable, net    (908 )    526      7.5  
Prepaid expenses and other assets    (950 )    (3,496 )    (49.9 )
Accounts payable and accrued liabilities    (1,361 )    (6,890 )    (98.5 )
Deferred revenue    256      136      1.9  
Change in content assets    (777 )    (1,517 )    (21.7 )
Change in content liabilities    274      85      1.2  
Net cash provided by/(used in) operating activities    10,543      (130 )    (1.9 )
CASH FLOWS USED IN INVESTING ACTIVITIES:            
Purchases of property and equipment and intangible assets    (7,724 )    (10,276 )    (146.9 )
Proceeds from sale of property and equipment    22      29      0.4  
Acquisitions of businesses, net of cash acquired    -      (95 )    (1.4 )
Investments in non-marketable equity securities    (65 )    -      -  
Investments in term deposits    (27,755 )    (60,247 )    (861.2 )
Maturities of term deposits    5,552      66,287      947.6  
Loans granted, net of proceeds from repayments    84      16      0.2  
Net cash used in investing activities    (29,886 )    (4,286 )    (61.3 )
CASH FLOWS (USED IN)/PROVIDED BY FINANCING ACTIVITIES:            
Proceeds from exercise of share options    20      34      0.5  
Repurchases of share options    -      (642 )    (9.2 )
Proceeds from issuance of ordinary shares    -      72,650      1,038.7  
Ordinary shares issuance costs    -      (4 )    (0.1 )
Repurchases of ordinary shares    -      (1,719 )    (24.6 )
Payment for contingent consideration    (14 )    -      -  
Payment for finance leases    -      (26 )    (0.4 )
Other financing activities    20      (33 )    (0.5 )
Purchase of redeemable noncontrolling interests    (187 )    (47 )    (0.7 )
Net cash (used in)/provided by financing activities    (161 )    70,213      1,003.7  
Effect of exchange rate changes on cash and cash balances    (512 )    (6,651 )    (95.0 )
Net change in cash and cash equivalents    (20,016 )    59,146      845.5  
Cash and cash equivalents at beginning of period    53,869      125,189      1,789.7  
Cash and cash equivalents at end of period    33,853      184,335      2,635.2  
             
Reconciliation of cash and cash balances:            
Cash and cash equivalents, beginning of period    53,825      125,142      1,789.0  
Restricted cash, beginning of period    44      47      0.7  
Cash and cash balances, beginning of period    53,869      125,189      1,789.7  
             
Cash and cash equivalents, end of period    33,809      184,292      2,634.6  
Restricted cash, end of period    44      43      0.6  
Cash and cash balances, end of period    33,853      184,335      2,635.2  

YANDEX N.V.

Unaudited Condensed Consolidated Statements of Cash Flows

(in millions of Russian rubles and U.S. dollars)

             
    Six months ended June 30, 
    2019     2020     2020  
    RUB   RUB   $
CASH FLOWS PROVIDED BY OPERATING ACTIVITIES:            
Net income    6,117      1,837      26.3  
Adjustments to reconcile net income to net cash provided by operating activities:              
Depreciation of property and equipment    5,740      6,669      95.4  
Amortization of intangible assets    1,273      1,393      19.9  
Amortization of contents assets    387      1,548      22.1  
Operating lease right-of-use assets amortization    4,009      4,146      59.3  
Amortization of debt discount and issuance costs    -      637      9.1  
Share-based compensation expense    4,889      6,960      99.5  
Deferred income tax expense    1,760      740      10.6  
Foreign exchange losses/(gains)    549      (3,157 )    (45.1 )
Loss from equity method investments    1,584      2,083      29.8  
Other    186      132      1.9  
Changes in operating assets and liabilities excluding the effect of acquisitions:            
Accounts receivable, net    (1,576 )    1,553      22.2  
Prepaid expenses and other assets    (3,320 )    (4,204 )    (60.1 )
Accounts payable and accrued liabilities    190      (9,718 )    (139.0 )
Deferred revenue    34      176      2.4  
Change in content assets    (1,709 )    (2,603 )    (37.2 )
Change in content liabilities    957      (628 )    (9.0 )
Net cash provided by operating activities    21,070      7,564      108.1  
CASH FLOWS USED IN INVESTING ACTIVITIES:            
Purchases of property and equipment and intangible assets    (9,705 )    (12,681 )    (181.3 )
Proceeds from sale of property and equipment    29      38      0.5  
Acquisitions of businesses, net of cash acquired    (347 )    (95 )    (1.4 )
Investments in non-marketable equity securities    (65 )    (15 )    (0.2 )
Investments in term deposits    (47,755 )    (121,992 )    (1,743.9 )
Maturities of term deposits    5,552      93,586      1,337.9  
Loans granted, net of proceeds from repayments    84      16      0.2  
Net cash used in investing activities    (52,207 )    (41,143 )    (588.2 )
CASH FLOWS (USED IN)/PROVIDED BY FINANCING ACTIVITIES:            
Proceeds from exercise of share options    51      48      0.7  
Repurchases of share options    -      (642 )    (9.2 )
Proceeds from issuance of convertible debt    -      82,046      1,172.9  
Proceeds from issuance of ordinary shares    -      72,650      1,038.6  
Ordinary shares issuance costs    -      (4 )    (0.1 )
Repurchases of ordinary shares    -      (10,165 )    (145.3 )
Payment for contingent consideration    (47 )    (10 )    (0.1 )
Proceeds from sale of noncontrolling interests    20      -      -  
Payment for finance leases    -      (140 )    (2.0 )
Other financing activities    (12 )    (66 )    (0.9 )
Purchase of redeemable noncontrolling interests    (212 )    (47 )    (0.7 )
Net cash (used in)/provided by financing activities    (200 )    143,670      2,053.9  
Effect of exchange rate changes on cash and cash balances    (3,696 )    17,791      254.4  
Net change in cash and cash equivalents    (35,033 )    127,882      1,828.2  
Cash and cash equivalents at beginning of period    68,886      56,453      807.0  
Cash and cash equivalents at end of period    33,853      184,335      2,635.2  
             
Reconciliation of cash and cash balances:            
Cash and cash equivalents, beginning of period    68,798      56,415      806.5  
Restricted cash, beginning of period    88      38      0.5  
Cash and cash balances, beginning of period    68,886      56,453      807.0  
             
Cash and cash equivalents, end of period    33,809      184,292      2,634.6  
Restricted cash, end of period    44      43      0.6  
Cash and cash balances, end of period    33,853      184,335      2,635.2  


 

YANDEX N.V.

RECONCILIATIONS OF NON-GAAP FINANCIAL MEASURES
TO THE NEAREST COMPARABLE U.S. GAAP MEASURES

Reconciliation of Ex-TAC Revenues to U.S. GAAP Revenues

In RUB millions

Three months ended June 30, 

Six months ended June 30, 

 

2019

2020

Change

2019

2020

Change

Total revenues

 41,397

 41,407

0%

 78,681

 88,410

12%

Less: traffic acquisition costs (TAC)

 5,564

 4,155

-25%

 10,899

 9,514

-13%

Ex-TAC revenues

 35,833

 37,252

4%

 67,782

 78,896

16%

Reconciliation of Adjusted EBITDA to U.S. GAAP Net Income/(loss)

In RUB millions

Three months ended June 30, 

Six months ended June 30, 

 

2019

2020

Change

2019

2020

Change

Net income/(loss)

 3,563

 (3,658)

-203%

 6,117

 1,837

-70%

Add: depreciation and amortization

 3,756

 4,052

8%

 7,013

 8,062

15%

Add: share-based compensation expense

 2,200

 4,209

91%

 4,889

 6,960

42%

Add: compensation expense related to contingent consideration

 7

 9

29%

 14

 9

-36%

Add: one-off restructuring expenses

 -

 -

n/m

 -

 98

n/m

Less: interest income

 (834)

 (971)

16%

 (1,661)

 (1,699)

2%

Add: interest expense

 12

 678

n/m

 13

 903

n/m

Add: loss from equity method investments

 946

 977

3%

 1,584

 2,083

32%

Add: other loss/(income), net

 414

 1,196

189%

 649

 (3,325)

n/m

Add: income tax expense

 3,033

 1,993

-34%

 5,247

 5,704

9%

Adjusted EBITDA

 13,097

 8,485

-35%

 23,865

 20,632

-14%

 

Reconciliation of Adjusted Net Income to U.S. GAAP Net Income/(loss)

In RUB millions

Three months ended June 30, 

Six months ended June 30, 

 

2019

2020

Change

2019

2020

Change

Net income/(loss)

 3,563

 (3,658)

-203%

 6,117

 1,837

-70%

Add: SBC expense

 2,200

 4,209

91%

 4,889

 6,960

42%

Less: reduction in income tax attributable to SBC expense

 (21)

 (32)

52%

 (39)

 (48)

23%

Add: compensation expense related to contingent consideration

 7

 9

29%

 14

 9

-36%

Add: foreign exchange losses/(gains)

 270

 1,282

375%

 549

 (3,157)

n/m

Less: (reduction)/increase in income tax attributable to foreign exchange losses/(gains)

 (73)

 (267)

266%

 (144)

 884

n/m

Add: one-off restructuring expenses

 -

 -

n/m

 -

 98

n/m

Less: effect of deconsolidation of former subsidiaries

 (121)

 -

n/m

 (121)

 -

n/m

Add: amortization of debt discount

 -

 493

n/m

 -

 637

n/m

Less: reduction in income tax attributable to amortization of debt discount

 -

 (123)

n/m

 -

 (159)

n/m

Adjusted net income

 5,825

 1,913

-67%

 11,265

 7,061

-37%


 

Reconciliation of Adjusted EBITDA Margin and Adjusted Ex-TAC EBITDA Margin to U.S. GAAP Net Income/(Loss) Margin

In RUB millions

 

 

U.S. GAAP Actual Net Income/(loss)

Net Income/ (Loss) Margin (1)

Adjustment (2)

Adjusted EBITDA

Adjusted EBITDA Margin (3)

Adjusted Ex-TAC EBITDA Margin (4)

Three months ended June 30, 2020

 (3,658)

-8.8%

 12,143

 8,485

20.5%

22.8%

Six months ended June 30, 2020

 1,837

2.1%

 18,795

 20,632

23.3%

26.2%

(1) Net income/(loss) margin is defined as net income/(loss) divided by total revenues.
(2) Adjusted to eliminate depreciation and amortization expense, SBC expense, expense related to contingent compensation, one-off restructuring expenses, interest income, interest expense, loss from equity method investments, other loss/(income), net and income tax expense. For a reconciliation of adjusted EBITDA to net income/(loss), please see the table above.
(3) Adjusted EBITDA margin is defined as adjusted EBITDA divided by total revenues.
(4) Adjusted ex-TAC EBITDA margin is defined as adjusted EBITDA divided by ex-TAC revenues. For a reconciliation of ex-TAC revenues to U.S. GAAP revenues, please see the table above.


 

Reconciliation of Adjusted Net Income Margin and Adjusted Ex-TAC Net Income Margin to U.S. GAAP Net Income/(Loss) Margin

In RUB millions

 

 

U.S. GAAP Actual Net Income/(loss)

Net Income/ (Loss) Margin (1)

Adjustment (2)

Adjusted Net Income

Adjusted Net Income Margin (3)

Adjusted Ex-TAC Net Income Margin (4)

Three months ended June 30, 2020

 (3,658)

-8.8%

 5,571

 1,913

4.6%

5.1%

Six months ended June 30, 2020

 1,837

2.1%

 5,224

 7,061

8.0%

8.9%

(1) Net income/(loss) margin is defined as net income/(loss) divided by total revenues.
(2) Adjusted to eliminate SBC expense (as adjusted for the income tax reduction attributable to SBC expense), expense related to contingent compensation, foreign exchange losses/(gains) as adjusted for the reduction/(increase) in income tax attributable to the losses/(gains), one-off restructuring expenses and amortization of debt discount (as adjusted for the related reduction in income tax). For a reconciliation of adjusted net income to net income/(loss), please see the table above.
(3) Adjusted net income margin is defined as adjusted net income divided by total revenues.
(4) Adjusted ex-TAC net income margin is defined as adjusted net income divided by ex-TAC revenues. For a reconciliation of ex-TAC revenues to U.S. GAAP revenues, please see the table above.

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