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GOME's Super Live Streaming Events Recorded New High Empowering and Accelerating the Future Development of Local Digital Retail Industry

EQS-News / 12/08/2020 / 10:33 UTC+8


GOME's Super Live Streaming Events Recorded New High

Empowering and Accelerating the Future Development of Local Digital Retail Industry


GOME (493.HK) has completed its third super live streaming events "Super Shopping Across China For a Better Life" (买遍中国助力美好生活) with CCTV News last week, and then joined hands with to announce their strategic cooperation on annual RMB30,000 million procurement. It will make good use of mutual advantages on various resources, enable both companies further expand their business.


Since the record-breaking live streaming event "Fighting For a Better Life" (为美好生活拼了!) co-organized with CCTV News has completed on 1 May 2020 and achieved sales revenue of approximately RMB500 million within 3 hours, GOME's live streaming events co-operated with its business partners had become a "hot" topic in China.  According to market sources, these super live streaming events have recorded sales revenue of approximately RMB4,000 million in recent two months.


Although as stated in the announcement that GOME's sales revenue for the six months ended 30 June 2020 (the "Reporting Period") is expected to be impacted by the outbreak of novel coronavirus ("COVID-19"). However, GOME withstood this stress test and its affected bulk home appliance business has improved in the second quarter this year following the gradual alleviation of the epidemic, achieved 103% sales growth quarter on quarter. Especially in June 2020, sales revenue was basically flat as compared with the corresponding period last year. The consolidated gross profit margin has shown a trend of month-on-month recovery in the second quarter and reached approximately 15% in June.


During the Reporting Period, GMV of the Group is expected to be flat as compared with the corresponding period last year. Among which, GMV of online community + GOME APP is expected to grow by over 70% and daily GMV exceeded RMB 1 billion. In the meanwhile, the number of online communities of the Group grew over 40% year on year to over 200,000 with more than 66 million users, which demonstrated 65% increase year on year. With regard to capital, the Group maintained sufficient capital after the full repayment of overseas bonds with a principal amount of US$500 million in total during the Reporting Period. As of 30 June 2020, the Group's cash and cash equivalents are expected to exceed RMB10,000 million. In generally, the impact of the epidemic on the Group's business was transient and temporary. Leveraging the competitive advantages gained over the years in respect of nationwide chain-store network, new technologies, online-offline integration, supply chain, logistics and professional services, the Group will continue to explore opportunities of the retail industry, grasp the development potentials arising from consumption upgrade, 5G and IoT, leading and further probing the new development of retail industry.


Further enhances full-fledged retail business by grasping market trend

In the first half of 2020, leveraging the advanced local networking layout and the consumption upgrade of the "Stay Home Economy", the Group actively expanded its online community by centering on its physical stores and expanding to the surrounding 3-5 km communities. At the same time, GOME made good use of the comprehensive upgrade of "Store" channel on GOME APP to grow the sales conversion rate by more than 150% year on year. Additionally, the Group fully leveraged its resources and capabilities through the comprehensive operation on supply chain, online communities, logistics and services, creating a quality live streaming model with a feature of "authority + knowledge + scenario". As of now, the Group already hosted over 1,000 live streaming events with various themes and scale, reached over 100 million people. In four of the super live streaming events, the Group's sales revenue totalled RMB 2,500 million.


In the second half of this year, the Group and the authoritative media CCTV News will jointly hold the live streaming events across 31 provinces nationwide, showcasing the "New Store Mode" of GOME to thousands of households, bringing consumers an upgraded living experience.


In addition, the Company makes great efforts on C2M reverse customization and enhances the digital engagement of product selection, having created chart-topping items under different brands. In the first half of this year, the proportion of the customized and differentiated products increased from 37% to 45%. Together with the Company's advantage of integration solutions, package sales, solution-based products and services, it will enable the Company to maintain its gross profit margin at the high-end range of the industry.


Strategically synergizes with partners to enjoy mutual benefits through collaboration

The Group reached strategic cooperation agreements with and respectively in the first half of the year and already entered into the in-depth cooperation phase. has provided non-home appliance products to the Group, expanding Gome's SKUs to comprehensive product mix. In the first half of the year, the sales revenue of the Group generated from, and other e-commerce platforms is expected to grow more than 100 times year on year and the Group will strive to achieve RMB 20,000 million annual sales goal in the second half of this year. Along with the in-depth strategic cooperation with these two companies, the Group will further accelerate its implementation of "HomeLiving" strategy.


Completed infrastructure construction and entered into the new development stage

Since 2017, the Group adopted an unswerving strategy of developing into an Internet-based enterprise. Leveraging the convergence of online and offline channels, the Group built a comprehensive platform featuring retail, services and smart connection. The Group steadily become an integrated solution, service solution and supply chain provider under the "HomeLiving" strategy, meeting customers' diversified needs and their pursuit of a wonderful life in the new era. The Group has successfully completed its infrastructure construction, with the integration of online and offline operations and the optimization of the store network. In addition, the business model of "In-store", "In-home" and "In-online" has become increasingly mature. Starting from this year, the Group enters a remarkable development stage. GOME will seize the development trend of retail industry, redefining the home community by meeting households' various material and spirit requirements. Targeting on different age groups and stages of families, the Group will create multi-function living communities to meet their requirements of catering, shopping, culture, entertainment, social intercourse, family gathering and fitness, by forming a new online and offline integrated community services platform. GOME strives to become the leading digital local community retailer and persists on creating a quality and wonderful life for households in China.


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