Press Release

AMTD International Inc. Reports Unaudited Financial Results for the Six Months Ended June 30, 2019 and for the Nine Months Ended September 30, 2019

Company Release - 12/31/2019 4:34 AM ET

HONG KONG--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- AMTD International Inc. (“AMTD International” or the “Company”) (NYSE: HKIB), a subsidiary of AMTD Group, a leading Hong Kong-headquartered Asian financial institution group, today announced its unaudited financial results for the six months ended June 30, 2019 and for the nine months ended September 30, 2019.

Financial Results Highlights

  • Total revenue for six months ended June 30, 2019 increased by 67.9% as compared to the same period in prior year to HK$618.0 million (US$78.8 million). Total revenue for the nine months ended September 30, 2019 was HK$1.0 billion (US$132.9 million), compared to a negative amount of HK$143.0 million (US$18.2 million) for the nine months ended September 30, 2018.
  • Number of IPOs and other equity deals completed for the six months ended June 30, 2019 and for the nine months ended September 30, 2019 was 11 and 16, respectively.
  • Number of debt capital market deals completed for the six months ended June 30, 2019 and for the nine months ended September 30, 2019 was 12 and 17, respectively.
  • Total AUM as of June 30, 2019 increased by 12.9% as compared to December 31, 2018 to HK$20.6 billion (US$2.6 billion). Total AUM as of September 30, 2019 increased by 33.8% as compared to December 31, 2018 to HK$24.4 billion (US$3.1 billion).

Mr. Calvin Choi, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of the Company, stated, “This is the first results announcement of AMTD International post our successful listing on the NYSE earlier in August. We are very proud of our solid results reflecting the international leading role of our investment banking franchise and the steady increase of our AUM. We have built a sizeable base over years to benefit from the strong performance and economies of scale for our asset management business. In addition, our team’s success to maintain our core competitiveness in serving new economy and regional financial institution clients among other client types have been contributing to our outstanding performance with high margins. We are confident to see many more developments and achievements of AMTD International as a rising star in asset management and disruptor in global investment banking.”

Recent Developments

In December 2019, the Company issued (i) an aggregate of 7,307,692 Class A ordinary shares and 4,526,627 Class B ordinary shares, both with par value US$0.0001 per share, for an aggregate amount of US$100 million (representing a per share price of US$8.45) to Value Partners Greater China High Yield Income Fund, Ariana Capital Investment Limited, and Infinity Power Investments Limited, and (ii) convertible note due 2023 in an aggregate principal amount of US$15 million to Value Partners Greater China High Yield Income Fund, each in the form of private placement. Infinity Power Investments Limited is a British Virgin Islands company wholly owned by Mr. Calvin Choi, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of the Company.

Mr. Philip Yau has been promoted to be Vice Chairman of AMTD Group and stepped down from his current role as Chief Financial Officer and Director of the Company. Mr. Cliff Li has been promoted to Chief Financial Officer of the Company from his financial controller position effective in December 2019.

Mr. Derek Chung has been appointed as the Managing Director, Chief Strategy and Business Development Officer, and Head of Investment Banking of the Company with effect from January 2020, joining us from Deutsche Bank where he served as the Head of Financial Institutions Group, Asia investment banking.

Ms. Rachel Freeman tendered her resignation as Chief Strategy and Innovation Officer and Director effective in December 2019 to pursue an alternative career outside of the industry areas of AMTD International. Ms. Freeman will join the AMTD Group's advisory body - AMTD Global Advisory Committee to continue providing valuable advices and recommendations to the Group’s overall future development and strategic directions. The Company is grateful for Ms. Freeman's contributions and look forward to working closer with her in her new role as a member of AMTD Global Advisory Committee.

Mr. Andrew Chiu has been appointed as a Director and as Vice Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Company effective in December 2019.

Financial Results for the Six Months Ended June 30, 2019

Revenue

Total revenue for the six months ended June 30, 2019 increased by 67.9% as compared to the same period in prior year to HK$618.0 million (US$78.8 million), primarily due to increases in fee and commission income, dividend and realized gain related to investment, and net fair value change on financial assets at fair value through profit or loss.

  • Fee and commission income for the six months ended June 30, 2019 increased by 39.4% as compared to the same period in prior year to HK$277.0 million (US$35.3 million), primarily due to an increase in fee and commission income from the investment banking segment. Fee and commission income from the investment banking segment increased by 40.3% as compared to the same period in prior year to HK$215.8 million (US$27.5 million), primarily due to an increase in our fees and commissions for (i) equity offerings and financial advisory services from HK$133.8 million (US$17.1 million) to HK$165.7 million (US$21.1 million) for the respective periods, and (ii) debt capital market deals from HK$19.9 million (US$2.5 million) to HK$50.1 million (US$6.4 million) for the respective periods. Fee and commission income from the asset management segment increased by 36.3% as compared to the same period in prior year to HK$61.2 million (US$7.8 million), primarily due to an increase in fee income attributable to new clients.
  • Dividend and gain related to disposed investment for the six months ended June 30, 2019 were HK$100.6 million (US$12.8 million), which remained an important contributor to revenue compared to the prior year period.
  • Net fair value change on financial assets at fair value through profit or loss for the six months ended June 30, 2019 increased by 242.7% as compared to the same period in prior year to HK$240.5 million (US$30.7 million), primarily due to the positive change in fair values of the underlying listed securities of the Company’s portfolio during the respective periods.

Operating Expenses

Operating expenses for the six months ended June 30, 2019 increased by 67.8% as compared to the same period in prior year to HK$50.6 million (US$6.4 million), primarily due to (i) an increase in annual audit and regular professional fees from HK$1.4 million (US$173 thousand) to HK$8.4 million (US$1.1 million) for the respective periods attributable to the Company’s initial public offering, (ii) an increase in stamp duty from nil to HK$2.1 million (US$270 thousand) for the respective periods, which in turn was primarily attributable to stamp duty paid in connection with the Company’s restructuring prior to the initial public offering, and (iii) an increase in net exchange difference from HK$37 thousand (US$5 thousand) to HK$3.9 million (US$495 thousand) due to the exchange rate fluctuation of U.S. dollars against Hong Kong dollars and respective impact to U.S. dollar balances.

Staff Costs

Staff costs for the six months ended June 30, 2019 increased by 11.7% as compared to the same period in prior year to HK$47.8 million (US$6.1 million), primarily due to an increase in staff bonuses including certain recruitment of talents and related costs.

Finance Costs

Finance costs for the six months ended June 30, 2019 increased by 64.6% as compared to the same period in prior year to HK$10.8 million (US$1.4 million), primarily due to an increase in average loan balance during the period to fuel the overall growth of the Company and support international expansion.

Profit and Total Comprehensive Income

Profit and total comprehensive income for the six months ended June 30, 2019 increased by 63.2% as compared to the same period in prior year to HK$433.9 million (US$55.3 million).

Profit and Total Comprehensive Income Per Share Attributable to Ordinary Shareholders

Basic and diluted profit and total comprehensive income per share attributable to ordinary shareholders for the six months ended June 30, 2019 was HK$2.67 (US$0.34).

Financial Results for the Nine Months Ended September 30, 2019

Revenue

Total revenue for the nine months ended September 30, 2019 was HK$1.0 billion (US$132.9 million), compared to a negative amount of HK$143.0 million (US$18.2 million) for the nine months ended September 30, 2018. This is primarily due to a significant increase in our fee and commission income under our investment banking and asset management businesses and a shift in our net fair value change on financial assets at fair value through profit or loss under our strategic investment business from a negative position to a positive position.

  • Fee and commission income for the nine months ended September 30, 2019 increased by 71.1% as compared to the same period in prior year to HK$422.1 million (US$53.8 million), primarily due to an increase in core revenues from the investment banking segment. Fee and commission income from the investment banking segment increased by 81.3% as compared to the same period in prior year to HK$330.6 million (US$42.2 million), primarily due to a significant increase in our fees and commissions for (i) equity offerings and financial advisory services from HK$161.6 million (US$20.6 million) to HK$276.0 million (US$35.2 million) for the respective periods, and (ii) debt capital market deals from HK$20.8 million (US$2.6 million) to HK$54.6 million (US$7.0 million) for the respective periods. Fee and commission income from the asset management segment increased by 42.2% as compared to the same period in prior year to HK$91.4 million (US$11.7 million), primarily due to an increase in fee income attributable to new clients.
  • Dividend and gain related to disposed investment for the nine months ended September 30, 2019 were HK$100.6 million (US$12.8 million), which remained an important contributor to revenue compared to the prior year period.
  • Net fair value change on financial assets at fair value through profit or loss for the nine months ended September 30, 2019 was HK$519.4 million (US$66.2 million), compared to a negative amount of HK$488.9 million (US$62.4 million) for the prior year period, primarily due to the positive fair values change in the underlying listed securities of the Company’s portfolio during the respective periods.

Operating Expenses

Operating expenses for the nine months ended September 30, 2019 increased by 57.6% as compared to the same period in prior year to HK$74.1 million (US$9.5 million), primarily due to (i) an increase in annual audi and regular professional fees from HK$1.6 million (US$206 thousand) to HK$13.1 million (US$1.7 million) for the respective periods attributable to the Company’s initial public offering, (ii) an increase in an administrative support service fee of HK$6.0 million (US$765 thousand) charged by the Company’s immediate holding company in accordance with the transitional services agreement entered duly between the two parties as previously disclosed publicly, and (iii) an increase in stamp duty from nil to HK$2.1 million (US$270 thousand) for the respective periods, which in turn was primarily attributable to stamp duty paid in connection with the Company’s restructuring prior to the initial public offering.

Staff Costs

Staff costs for the nine months ended September 30, 2019 increased by 28.1% as compared to the same period in prior year to HK$78.1 million (US$10.0 million), primarily due to an increase in staff bonuses including a special bonus for the successful NYSE listing of the Company and new talents recruitment and related costs.

Finance Costs

Finance costs for the nine months ended September 30, 2019 increased by 146.9% as compared to the same period in prior year to HK$16.2 million (US$2.1 million), primarily due to an increase in average loan balance along the period to support and fuel the ongoing developments and accelerated international expansion of the Company.

Profit and Total Comprehensive Income

Profit and total comprehensive income for nine months ended September 30, 2019 was HK$741.3 million (US$94.6 million), compared to a negative amount of HK$190.6 million (US$24.3 million) in the prior year period.

Profit and Total Comprehensive Income Per Share Attributable to Ordinary Shareholders

Basic and diluted profit and total comprehensive income per share attributable to ordinary shareholders for the nine months ended September 30, 2019 was HK$4.04 (US$0.52).

Exchange Rate

The Company’s business is mainly conducted in Hong Kong and most of its revenues generated are denominated in Hong Kong dollars. This announcement contains translations of Hong Kong dollars into U.S. dollars solely for the convenience of the reader. Unless otherwise noted, all translations from Hong Kong dollars to U.S. dollars are made at a rate of HK$7.8401 to US$1.00, the exchange rate in effect as of September 30, 2019 as set forth in the H.10 statistical release of the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System. No representation is made that the Hong Kong dollar amounts could have been, or could be, converted, realized, or settled into U.S. dollars at that rate on September 30, 2019, or at any other rate.

About AMTD International Inc.

AMTD International Inc. (NYSE: HKIB) is a leading Hong Kong-headquartered Asian financial institution group, connecting companies and investors from Asia, including China and Hong Kong as well as the ASEAN markets with global capital markets. Its comprehensive one-stop financial service solutions strategy addresses different clients’ diverse and inter-connected financial needs across all phases of their life cycles. Leveraging its deep roots in Asia and its unique eco-system – the “AMTD SpiderNet” – the Company is uniquely positioned as an active super-connector between clients, business partners, investee companies, and investors, connecting the East and the West. For more information, please visit www.amtdinc.com or follow us on Twitter at “@AMTDGroup.”

Safe Harbor Statement

This press release contains statements that may constitute “forward-looking” statements pursuant to the “safe harbor” provisions of the U.S. Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. These forward-looking statements can be identified by terminology such as “will,” “expects,” “anticipates,” “aims,” “future,” “intends,” “plans,” “believes,” “estimates,” “likely to,” and similar statements. Statements that are not historical facts, including statements about AMTD’s beliefs, plans, and expectations, are forward-looking statements. Forward-looking statements involve inherent risks and uncertainties. Further information regarding these and other risks is included in AMTD’s filings with the SEC. All information provided in this press release is as of the date of this press release, and AMTD does not undertake any obligation to update any forward-looking statement, except as required under applicable law.

AMTD INTERNATIONAL INC.

UNAUDITED INTERIM CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF PROFIT OR LOSS AND OTHER COMPREHENSIVE INCOME

FOR THE SIX MONTHS ENDED JUNE 30, 2018 AND 2019

 

Six months ended June 30,

 

2018

 

2019

 

HK$

 

HK$

 

 

 

 

REVENUE

 

 

 

Fee and commission income

198,672,819

 

276,993,792

Dividend and gain related to disposed investment

99,227,724

 

100,551,728

 

297,900,543

 

377,545,520

Net fair value changes on financial assets at fair value through profit or loss

 

 

 

70,172,586

 

240,500,597

 

368,073,129

 

618,046,117

Other income

15,386,742

 

240,968

Operating expenses, net

(30,133,926)

 

(50,567,920)

Staff costs

(42,805,496)

 

(47,817,659)

Finance costs

(6,546,500)

 

(10,775,829)

PROFIT BEFORE TAX

303,973,949

 

509,125,677

Income tax expense

(38,125,706)

 

(75,244,709)

 

 

 

 

PROFIT FOR THE PERIOD AND TOTAL

 

 

 

COMPREHENSIVE INCOME FOR THE PERIOD

265,848,243

 

433,880,968

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Attributable to:

 

 

 

Owners of the parent

242,501,656

 

541,249,399

Non-controlling interests

23,346,587

 

( 107,368,431)

 

265,848,243

 

433,880,968

EARNINGS PER SHARE ATTRIBUTABLE TO ORDINARY EQUITY HOLDERS OF THE PARENT

 

 

 

 

 

 

Basic, profit for period attributable to ordinary equity holders of the parent

 

 

 

1.21

 

2.67

Diluted, profit for period attributable to ordinary equity holders of the parent

 

 

 

1.21

 

2.67

 

 

 

 

 

AMTD INTERNATIONAL INC.

UNAUDITED INTERIM CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF FINANCIAL POSITION

AS AT DECEMBER 31, 2018 AND JUNE 30, 2019

 

December 31,

 

June 30,

 

2018

 

2019

 

HK$

 

HK$

 

 

 

 

Assets

 

 

 

Current assets

 

 

 

Accounts receivable

161,093,054

 

463,374,203

Prepayments, other receivables and other assets

33,343,859

 

55,268,095

Due from a related company

4,085,019

4,085,019

Due from the immediate holding company

66,141,756

 

143,106,334

Due from fellow subsidiaries

2,596,118,859

 

3,102,841,164

Financial assets at fair value through profit or loss

 

 

 

1,953,078,309

 

1,925,635,387

Stock loans

1,535,679,600

 

1,535,679,600

Derivative financial instruments

-

 

194,467,519

Cash and bank balances – general accounts

126,855,518

 

285,365,662

Bank balances – segregated accounts

615,491,200

 

594,978,693

Total current assets

7,091,887,174

 

8,304,801,676

 

 

 

 

Non-current assets

 

 

 

Property, plant and equipment

131,206

 

66,835

Intangible assets

15,171,170

 

15,171,170

Total non-current assets

15,302,376

 

15,238,005

 

 

 

 

Total assets

7,107,189,550

 

8,320,039,681

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Equity and liabilities

 

 

 

Current liabilities

 

 

 

Clients' monies held on trust

586,891,255

 

576,737,779

Accounts payable

15,310,871

 

225,637,280

Margin loans payable

321,999,549

 

321,997,236

Other payables and accruals

80,123,688

 

93,631,736

Due to fellow subsidiaries

574,202,907

 

590,162,695

Due to the immediate holding company

2,145,792,209

 

2,115,506,098

Tax payable

25,109,794

 

59,059,713

Total current liabilities

3,749,430,273

 

3,982,732,537

 

 

 

 

Non-current liabilities

 

 

 

Deferred tax liabilities

163,357,177

 

195,444,318

 

 

 

 

Total liabilities

3,912,787,450

 

4,178,176,855

AMTD INTERNATIONAL INC.

UNAUDITED INTERIM CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF FINANCIAL POSITION

(CONTINUED)

AS AT DECEMBER 31, 2018 AND JUNE 30, 2019

 

December 31,

 

June 30,

 

2018

 

2019

 

HK$

 

HK$

 

 

 

 

Equity

 

 

 

Share capital

 

 

 

Class A ordinary shares (par value of US$0.0001 per share as at December 31, 2018 and June 30, 2019; nil and 8,000,000,000 shares authorized as at December 31, 2018 and June 30, 2019; nil and 9,903,504 shares issued and outstanding as at December 31, 2018 and June 30, 2019, respectively)

-

 

7,759

 

Class B ordinary shares (par value of US$0.0001 per share as at December 31, 2018 and June 30, 2019; 2,000,000,000shares authorized as at December 31, 2018 and June 30, 2019; 200,000,001 shares issued and outstanding as at December 31, 2018 and June 30, 2019, respectively)

156,998

 

156,998

Capital reserves

1,312,802,676

 

2,261,606,541

Retained profits

1,338,842,129

 

1,880,091,528

Total ordinary shareholders' equity

2,651,801,803

 

4,141,862,826

Non-controlling interests

542,600,297

 

-

Total equity

3,194,402,100

 

4,141,862,826

 

 

 

 

Total liabilities and equity

7,107,189,550

 

8,320,039,681

 

 

 

 

AMTD INTERNATIONAL INC.

UNAUDITED INTERIM CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF PROFIT OR

LOSS AND OTHER COMPREHENSIVE INCOME

FOR THE NINE MONTHS ENDED SEPTEMBER 30, 2018 AND 2019

 

Nine months ended September 30,

 

2018

 

2019

 

HK$

 

HK$

 

 

 

 

REVENUE

 

 

 

Fee and commission income

246,622,869

 

422,052,516

Dividend and gain related to disposed investment

99,227,724

 

100,551,728

 

345,850,593

 

522,604,244

Net fair value changes on financial assets at fair value through profit or loss

 

 

 

(488,890,720)

 

519,403,870

 

(143,040,127)

 

1,042,008,114

Other income

15,387,129

 

7,466,148

Operating expenses, net

(47,045,850)

 

(74,136,643)

Staff costs

(60,973,034)

 

(78,102,347)

Finance costs

(6,546,500)

 

(16,162,042)

(LOSS) / PROFIT BEFORE TAX

(242,218,382)

 

881,073,230

Income tax credit / (expense)

51,594,722

 

(139,730,587)

 

 

 

 

(LOSS) / PROFIT FOR THE PERIOD AND TOTAL

 

 

 

COMPREHENSIVE INCOME FOR THE PERIOD

(190,623,660)

 

741,342,643

 

 

 

 

Attributable to:

 

 

 

Owners of the parent

(116,643,176)

 

848,711,074

Non-controlling interests

(73,980,484)

 

(107,368,431)

 

(190,623,660)

 

741,342,643

(LOSS) / EARNINGS PER SHARE ATTRIBUTABLE TO ORDINARY EQUITY HOLDERS OF THE PARENT

 

 

 

 

 

 

Class A ordinary shares:

 

 

 

Basic, (loss) / profit for period attributable to ordinary equity holders of the parent

 

 

 

-

 

4.04

Diluted, (loss) / profit for period attributable to ordinary equity holders of the parent

 

 

 

-

 

4.04

Class B ordinary shares:

 

 

 

Basic, (loss) / profit for period attributable to ordinary equity holders of the parent

 

 

 

(0.58)

 

4.04

Diluted, (loss) / profit for period attributable to ordinary equity holders of the parent

 

 

 

(0.58)

 

4.04

 

 

 

 

AMTD INTERNATIONAL INC.

UNAUDITED INTERIM CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF FINANCIAL POSITION

AS AT DECEMBER 31, 2018 AND SEPTEMBER 30, 2019

 

December 31,

 

September 30,

 

2018

 

2019

 

HK$

 

HK$

 

 

 

 

Assets

 

 

 

Current assets

 

 

 

Accounts receivable

161,093,054

 

170,601,380

Prepayments, other receivables and other assets

 

 

 

33,343,859

 

53,511,853

Due from a related company

4,085,019

 

4,085,019

Due from the immediate holding company

66,141,756

 

1,951,534,980

Due from fellow subsidiaries

2,596,118,859

 

-

Financial assets at fair value through profit or loss

 

 

 

1,953,078,309

 

1,750,862,599

Stock loans

1,535,679,600

 

1,376,205,180

Derivative financial instruments

-

 

807,618,000

Cash and bank balances – general accounts

126,855,518

 

669,130,849

Bank balances – segregated accounts

615,491,200

 

287,968,500

Total current assets

7,091,887,174

 

7,071,518,360

 

 

 

 

Non-current assets

 

 

 

Property, plant and equipment

131,206

 

45,437

Intangible assets

15,171,170

 

15,171,170

Total non-current assets

15,302,376

 

15,216,607

 

 

 

 

Total assets

7,107,189,550

 

7,086,734,967

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Equity and liabilities

 

 

 

Current liabilities

 

 

 

Clients' monies held on trust

586,891,255

 

300,429,276

Accounts payable

15,310,871

 

6,725,012

Margin loans payable

321,999,549

 

321,775,552

Other payables and accruals

80,123,688

 

182,275,576

Due to fellow subsidiaries

574,202,907

 

-

Due to the immediate holding company

2,145,792,209

 

-

Tax payable

25,109,794

 

76,076,332

Total current liabilities

3,749,430,273

 

887,281,748

 

 

 

 

Non-current liabilities

 

 

 

Deferred tax liabilities

163,357,177

 

242,913,577

 

 

 

 

Total liabilities

3,912,787,450

 

1,130,195,325

 

 

 

 

 

AMTD INTERNATIONAL INC.

UNAUDITED INTERIM CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF FINANCIAL POSITION

(CONTINUED)

AS AT DECEMBER 31, 2018 AND SEPTEMBER 30, 2019

 

December 31,

 

September 30,

 

2018

 

2019

 

HK$

 

HK$

 

 

 

 

Equity

 

 

 

Share capital

 

 

 

Class A ordinary shares (par value of US$0.0001 per share as at December 31, 2018 and September 30, 2019; nil and 8,000,000,000 shares authorized as at December 31, 2018 and September 30, 2019; nil and 33,777,159 shares issued and outstanding as at December 31, 2018 and September 30, 2019, respectively)

-

 

26,440

 

Class B ordinary shares (par value of US$0.0001 per share as at December 31, 2018 and September 30, 2019; 2,000,000,000 shares authorized as at December 31, 2018 and September 30, 2019; 200,000,001 shares issued and outstanding as at December 31, 2018 and September 30, 2019, respectively)

156,998

 

156,998

Capital reserves

1,312,802,676

 

3,768,803,001

Retained profits

1,338,842,129

 

2,187,553,203

Total ordinary shareholders' equity

2,651,801,803

 

5,956,539,642

Non-controlling interests

542,600,297

 

-

Total equity

3,194,402,100

 

5,956,539,642

 

 

 

 

Total liabilities and equity

7,107,189,550

 

7,086,734,967

 

 

 

 

 

For more information, please contact:
Issac See
AMTD International Inc.
+852 3163-3331
+852 6187-7482
+1 (866) 849-3788
ir@amtdinc.com

Source: AMTD International Inc.