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    Canaan Inc. Reports Unaudited Second Quarter 2020 Financial Results
    publish date 2020-08-31

    Canaan Inc. (NASDAQ: CAN) (“Canaan” or the “Company”), a leading high-performance computing solutions provider, today announced its unaudited financial results for the three months ended June 30, 2020.

     

    Second Quarter 2020 Operating and Financial Highlights

     

    Total computing power sold was 2.6 million Thash/s, representing a year-over-year decrease of 18.2% from 3.2 million Thash/s in the same period of 2019 and a quarter-over-quarter increase of 198.5% from 0.9 million Thash/s in the first quarter of 2020.

     

    Total net revenues decreased by 26.3% year over year and increased by 160.9% quarter over quarter to RMB178.1 million (US$25.2 million) from RMB241.5 million in the same period of 2019 and RMB68.3 million in the first quarter of 2020.

     

    Gross profit increased by 302.5% year over year and 1,711.5% quarter over quarter to RMB43.3 million (US$6.1 million) from RMB10.8 million in the same period of 2019 and RMB2.4 million in the first quarter of 2020. Gross margin expanded significantly to 24.3% from 4.5% in the same period of 2019 and 3.5% in the first quarter of 2020.

     

    Net loss narrowed to RMB16.8 million (US$2.4 million) from RMB263.1 million in the same period of 2019 and RMB39.9 million in the first quarter of 2020.

     

    Non-GAAP adjusted net loss was RMB16.0 million (US$2.3 million) compared to RMB46.0 million in the same period of 2019 and RMB38.2 million in the first quarter of 2020.

     

    “Mr. Nangeng Zhang, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Canaan, commented, “During the second quarter of 2020, the COVID-19 pandemic continued to impact the lives of people around the world and the Bitcoin halving event also caused significant volatility in Bitcoin prices. Nevertheless, we remained focused on strengthening our research and development capabilities, refining our product offerings, and executing our AI initiatives. These efforts enabled us to achieve meaningful financial and operational improvements on a sequential basis the second quarter as well as helped to ensure that our products could maintain their positions at the cutting edge of technological innovation. Going forward, we are confident that our strong pipeline of next-generation products will continue to sustain our growth momentum in the future.”

     

    Mr. Quanfu Hong, Chief Financial Officer of Canaan, stated, “Despite the challenges we experienced during the second quarter of 2020, we delivered another quarter of solid financial results. Our total net revenues increased by 160.9% quarter over quarter to RMB178.1 million during the period, driven by a 198.5% sequential increase in our total computing power sold during the second quarter. Looking ahead, we will continue to invest in those areas that can strengthen our product offerings, streamline our operations, and solidify our market leadership. Although the current macroeconomic uncertainties make forecasting difficult, we are confident in the underlying strength of our fundamentals and optimistic about the long-term growth prospects of our business.”

     

    Second Quarter 2020 Financial Results

     

    Total net revenues in the second quarter of 2020 were RMB178.1 million (US$25.2 million) representing a 26.3% year-over-year decrease from RMB241.5 million in the same period of 2019 and a 160.9% quarter-over-quarter increase from RMB68.3 million in the first quarter of 2020. The year-over-year decrease and quarter-over-quarter increase in total net revenues were mainly in line with the changes in total computing power sold.

     

    Cost of revenues in the second quarter of 2020 was RMB134.8 million (US$19.1 million) compared to RMB230.8 million in the same period of 2019 and RMB65.9 million in the first quarter of 2020. The year-over-year decrease and quarter-over-quarter increase in cost of revenues were in line with the changes in the Company’s sales volume of Thash and cost per Thash.

     

    Gross profit in the second quarter of 2020 increased by 302.5% year over year and 1,711.5% quarter over quarter to RMB43.3 million (US$6.1 million) from RMB10.8 million in the same period of 2019 and RMB2.4 million in the first quarter of 2020. Gross margin in the second quarter of 2020 expanded to 24.3% from 4.5% in the same period of 2019 and 3.5% in the first quarter of 2020.

     

    Total operating expenses in the second quarter of 2020 were RMB62.2 million (US$8.8 million) compared to RMB279.7 million in the same period of 2019 and RMB73.5 million in the first quarter of 2020.

     

    Research and development expenses in the second quarter of 2020 were RMB26.1 million (US$3.7 million) compared to RMB35.9 million in the same period of 2019 and RMB41.8 million in the first quarter of 2020. The reductions in research and development expenses were mainly due to the decreases in materials used for research and development purposes in the same period of 2019 and the second quarter of 2020. As a percentage of total net revenues, research and development expenses in the second quarter of 2020 was 14.6% compared to 14.9% in the same period of 2019 and 61.2% in the first quarter of 2020.

     

    Selling and marketing expenses in the second quarter of 2020 were RMB6.5 million (US$0.9 million) compared to RMB5.6 million in the same period of 2019 and RMB4.1 million in the first quarter of 2020, both increases were mainly driven by the increased salaries of the staff in the Company’s sales and marketing departments. As a percentage of total net revenues, sales and marketing expenses in the second quarter of 2020 were 3.7% compared to 2.3% in the same period of 2019 and 6.1% in the first quarter of 2020.

     

    General and administrative expenses in the second quarter of 2020 were RMB29.6 million (US$4.2 million) compared to RMB238.1 million in the same period of 2019 and RMB27.6 million in the first quarter of 2020. In the second quarter of 2019, the share-based compensation allocated to general and administrative expenses in the amount of RMB213.1 million was due to the excess of appraised fair value over the transfer price of ordinary shares transferred from the existing shareholders to other existing shareholders who were also the employees. Compared with the first quarter of 2020, the slight increase was mainly due to the increase of salary, the professional service charges and other daily administrative expenses.

     

    About Canaan Inc.

     

    Established in 2013, Canaan Inc. provides high-performance computing solutions to efficiently solve complex problems. In 2016, Canaan successfully initiated the production of its first 16nm chip and passed the test to receive China’s national high-tech enterprise certification. In 2018, Canaan achieved major technological breakthroughs to launch the K210, the world’s first-ever RISC-V-based edge artificial intelligence (AI) chip, which is now widely used for access control in situations such as smart door locks and more. Canaan Inc. is currently focused on the research and development of advanced technology, including such areas as AI chips, AI algorithms, AI architectures, system on a chip (SoC) integration and chip integration. Using the AI chip as its base, Canaan Inc. has established an intellectual value chain. Canaan Inc. also provides a suite of AI service solutions and is able to tailor these solutions to the needs of its partners. For more information, please visit: investor.canaan-creative.com.

     

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