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CNinsure Reports Third Quarter 2014 Unaudited Financial Results

GUANGZHOU, China, Nov. 25, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- CNinsure Inc, (Nasdaq:CISG), (the "Company" or "CNinsure"), a leading independent insurance intermediary company operating in China, today announced its unaudited financial results for the third quarter ended September 30, 20141.

Financial Highlights for Third Quarter of 2014

  • Total net revenues: RMB542.3 million (US$88.4 million), representing an increase of 25.9% from the corresponding period in 2013.
  • Operating income: RMB0.9 million (US$0.1 million), representing a decrease of 50.5% from the corresponding period in 2013.
  • Adjusted operating income2: RMB17.9 million (US$2.9 million), representing an increase of 98.7% from the corresponding period in 2013.
  • Net income attributable to the Company's shareholders: RMB34.8 million (US$5.7 million), representing an increase of 20.0% from the corresponding period in 2013.
  • Basic and diluted net income per ADS: RMB0.70 (US$0.11) and RMB0.69 (US$0.11), respectively, representing an increase of 19.8% and 19.3% from the corresponding period in 2013, respectively.

Business Highlights:

  • CNpad: As of September 30, 2014, 40,350 copies of CNpad application ("CNpad App") had been downloaded and activated and there were 21,933 CNpad App users (defined as those who have made at least one transaction through CNpad App on their mobile devices since downloading the CNpad App). For the nine months ended September 30 2014, insurance premiums generated through CNpad App were RMB785.8 million, up 800% year-over-year and revenues derived from CNpad App were 173.8 million, accounting for 11.4% of our total net revenues.

    During the third quarter of 2014, total expenses associated with CNpad were RMB8.4 million (US$1.4 million), representing an increase of 15.9% from RMB7.3 million for the corresponding period in 2013.
  • Chetong.net: On August 28, 2014, the Company launched chetong.net, an O2O auto insurance after-sales service platform dedicated to offering location-based auto services such as car accident inspections, loss assessment, emergency assistance, quick repair, and valet driving, for beta-testing. As of September 30, 2014, the total number of service representatives registered on the platform was 3,218 and the service network covered 201 prefecture-level cities.

    During the third quarter of 2014, total expenses associated with chetong.net were RMB1.1 million (US$0.2 million).
  • eHuzhu: As of September 30, 2014, the total number of paying members of eHuzhu, an online mutual aid platform launched by CNinsure on July 3, 2014, reached 146,161 and the total fund balance under the platform was RMB1.2 million (US$0.2 million).

    During the third quarter of 2014, total expenses associated with eHuzhu were RMB7.6 million (US$1.2 million).

Commenting on the third quarter financial results, Mr. Chunlin Wang, CNinsure's chief executive officer, stated, "We are pleased to report 25.9% year-over-year revenue growth in the third quarter of 2014, far exceeding our guidance of 15%. This stellar growth was mainly driven by the strong performance of our property and casualty insurance agency business and insurance brokerage business, and also reflects increasing premium contributions from CNpad App since it was made available for free download in May 2014. During the third quarter of 2014, revenues generated via CNpad App grew by 618.5% year-over-year, accounting for 14.2% of our total net revenues.

"Operationally, we continued to see exciting progress in our O2O strategic initiatives. eHuzhu and chetong.net, since their launch in July and August, respectively, have witnessed vigorous growth in terms of the number of registered members. While these initiatives require continuous investments in both IT infrastructure and talent, which have and may continue to impact our bottom line in the near term, we believe these strategic investments will further extend our core competence and position us for sustainable profit growth over the long run."

Changes in Segment Reporting

In the first quarter of 2014, the Company realigned its financial reporting structure into four business segments that more accurately reflect its organizational structure and changing business mix. Historical results reflecting the new business segments for the corresponding period of the previous year are also presented in the Company's interim financial statements. Under the realigned business structure, the four business segments are as follows:

(1) insurance agency business segment, which mainly consists of providing agency services for property and casualty ("P&C") insurance products and life insurance products to individual clients,

(2) insurance brokerage business segment, which mainly consists of providing P&C and life insurance brokerage services to institutional clients,

(3) claims adjusting segment, which consists of providing pre-underwriting survey, claim adjusting, disposal of residual value, loading and unloading supervision and consulting services, and

(4) other services, which include non-insurance related services which we provided in 2013.

Financial Results for the Third Quarter of 2014

Total net revenues were RMB542.3 million (US$88.4 million) for the third quarter of 2014, representing an increase of 25.9% from RMB430.6 million for the corresponding period in 2013.

Net revenues of insurance agency business were RMB404.7 million (US$65.9 million) for the third quarter of 2014, representing an increase of 18.2% from RMB342.4 million for the corresponding period in 2013. The increase was primarily driven by a 22.4% increase in net revenues derived from the P&C insurance agency business, offset by a 7.2% decline in net revenues derived from the life insurance agency business. The growth of the P&C insurance agency business was primarily due to a 26.9% growth in sales volume, attributable to both solid organic growth and contributions from the acquisitions of three insurance agencies in the third quarter of 2014, offset by a slight decline in the commission rates that we received from the insurance companies for which we act as their agents. The decrease in net revenues derived from the life insurance agency business was primarily due to a decline in renewal commission resulting from a decline in new policy sales in the past two years and a decline in commissions derived from the sales of short term life insurance products, albeit a moderate increase in commissions derived from new long term life insurance policy sales. Revenues generated from the insurance agency business accounted for 74.6% of total net revenues.

Net revenues of insurance brokerage business were RMB67.8 million (US$11.0 million) for the third quarter of 2014, representing an increase of 215.6% from RMB21.5 million for the corresponding period in 2013. The increase was primarily attributable to 1) an increase in our customer base as a result of efforts to expand sales channels, develop innovative product offerings and cultivate markets in the past three years and 2) the low base in this segment during the third quarter of 2013. Revenues generated from the insurance brokerage business accounted for 12.5% of total net revenues.

Net revenues of claims adjusting business were RMB69.9 million (US$11.4 million) for the third quarter of 2014, representing an increase of 9.5% from RMB63.8 million for the corresponding period in 2013. Revenues generated from the claims adjusting business accounted for 12.9% of total net revenues.

Total operating costs and expenses were RMB541.5 million (US$88.2 million) for the third quarter of 2014, representing an increase of 26.3% from RMB428.8 million for the corresponding period in 2013.

Total operating costs were RMB418.1 million (US$68.1 million) for the third quarter of 2014, representing an increase of 31.7% from RMB317.3 million for the corresponding period in 2013. The increase was primarily due to sales growth.

Costs of insurance agency business were RMB318.8 million (US$51.9 million) for the third quarter of 2014, representing an increase of 22.0% from RMB261.4 million for the corresponding period in 2013, primarily driven by a 26.4% increase in costs for the P&C insurance agency business and offset by a 7.6% decrease in costs for the life insurance agency business. The growth in costs for the P&C insurance agency business was largely in line with the growth in net revenues of P&C insurance agency business while the decline in costs for the life insurance business was primarily attributable to a decline in costs associated with the life insurance renewal business. Costs incurred by the insurance agency business accounted for 76.3% of operating costs.

Costs of insurance brokerage business were RMB54.4 million (US$8.9 million) for the third quarter of 2014, representing an increase of 239.1% from RMB16.0 million for the corresponding period in 2013. The increase was primarily due to sales growth. Costs incurred by the insurance brokerage business accounted for 13.0% of operating costs.

Costs of claims adjusting business were RMB44.9 million (US$7.3 million) for the third quarter of 2014, representing an increase of 19.6% from RMB37.5 million for the corresponding period in 2013. The increase was primarily attributable to sales growth and increased salaries for claims adjustors. Costs incurred by the claims adjusting business accounted for 10.7% of operating costs.

Selling expenses were RMB27.0 million (US$4.4 million) for the third quarter of 2014, representing a decrease of 1.4% from RMB27.3 million for the corresponding period in 2013. This represents a decline in staff salary and social security contributions as a result of combining the operations of our P&C insurance and life insurance businesses in the fourth quarter of 2013, offset by increases in vehicle, office and marketing expenses.

General and administrative expenses were RMB96.4 million (US$15.7 million) for the third quarter of 2014, representing an increase of 14.6% from RMB84.2 million for the corresponding period in 2013. The increase was primarily due to:

(1) a 135.6% increase in expenses incurred by CNpad, eHuzhu and chetong.net from RMB7.2 million in the third quarter of 2013 to RMB17.0 million (US$2.8 million) for the corresponding period in 2014; offset by

(2) a 39.9% decrease in share-based compensation expenses, from RMB7.6 million for the third quarter of 2013 to RMB4.6 million (US$0.7 million) for the third quarter of 2014. Share-based compensation expenses were mainly associated with stock options granted to certain employees in March 2012, which were recognized on an accelerated basis and such expenses are expected to decrease each year after the grant.

As a result of the preceding factors, income from operations was RMB0.9 million (US$0.1 million) for the third quarter of 2014, representing a decrease of 50.5% from RMB1.8 million for the corresponding period in 2013.

Operating margin was 0.2% for the third quarter of 2014, compared with 0.4% for the corresponding period in 2013.

Adjusted operating income which excludes spending associated with online and mobile initiatives was RMB17.9 million (US$2.9 million), representing an increase of 98.7% from RMB9.0 million for the corresponding period in 2013.

Adjusted operating margin was 3.3%, compared with 2.1% for the corresponding period in 2013.

Investment income was RMB8.8 million (US$1.4 million) for the third quarter of 2014, representing an increase of 190.9% from RMB3.0 million for the corresponding period in 2013. The increase was primarily attributable to an increase in short term investment products.

Interest income was RMB19.5 million (US$3.2 million) for the third quarter of 2014, representing a decrease of 6.2% from RMB20.7 million for the corresponding period in 2013. The decrease in interest income was primarily due to a decrease in term deposits as a result of the increased short-term investment.

Income tax expense was RMB4.2 million (US$0.7 million) for the third quarter of 2014, representing a decrease of 11.7% from RMB4.7 million for the corresponding period in 2013. The effective tax rate for the third quarter of 2014 was 13.9% compared with 17.6% for the corresponding period in 2013. The decrease in effective tax rate was primarily due to a tax exemption for two years and a 50% tax reduction for the succeeding three years enjoyed by one of our subsidiaries starting from January 1, 2014.

Share of income of affiliates was RMB8.0 million (US$1.3 million) for the third quarter of 2014, representing an increase of 28.1% from RMB6.2 million for the corresponding period in 2013, mainly representing an increase of profits from Sincere Fame International Limited, in which we own 20.6% of the equity interests.

Net income attributable to the Company's shareholders was RMB34.8 million (US$5.7 million) for the third quarter of 2014, representing an increase of 20.0% from RMB29.0 million for the corresponding period in 2013.

Net margin was 6.4% for the third quarter of 2014 compared with 6.7% for the corresponding period in 2013.

Basic and diluted net income per ADS were RMB0.70 (US$0.11) and RMB0.69 (US$0.11) for the third quarter of 2014, respectively, representing increases of 19.8% and 19.3% from RMB0.58 and RMB0.58 for the corresponding period in 2013, respectively.

Adjusted EBITDA3 was RMB26.5 million (US$4.3 million) for the third quarter of 2014, representing a decrease of 5.4% from RMB28.0 million for the corresponding period in 2013.

Adjusted EBITDA margin was 4.9% for the third quarter of 2014, compared with 6.5% for the corresponding period in 2013.

Diluted adjusted EBITDA per ADS was RMB0.53 (US$0.09) for the third quarter of 2014, representing a decrease of 5.9% from RMB0.56 for the corresponding period in 2013.

As of September 30, 2014, the Company had RMB2.0 billion (US$327.1 million) in cash and cash equivalents.

Other Business Highlight:

  • As of September 30, 2014, CNinsure's distribution and service network consisted of 548 sales and services outlets operating in 28 provinces, compared with 476 sales and service outlets operating in 27 provinces as of September 30, 2013. CNinsure had 57,143 sales agents and 1,473 professional claims adjustors as of September 30, 2014, compared with 50,356 sales agents and representatives, and 1,341 professional claims adjustors as of September 30, 2013.

Business Outlook

CNinsure expects its total net revenues to grow by approximately 20% for the fourth quarter of 2014 compared with the corresponding period in 2013. This forecast reflects CNinsure's current view, which is subject to change.

Conference Call

The Company will host a conference call to discuss the third quarter 2014 results as per the following details.

Time: 8:00 PM Eastern Standard Time on November 25, 2014
or 9:00 AM Beijing/Hong Kong Time on November 26, 2014
The toll free dial-in numbers:
United States 1-855-500-8701
United Kingdom 0800-015-9724
Canada 1-855-757-1565
Taiwan 0080-665-1951
Hong Kong 800-906-606
The toll dial-in numbers:
China (Mainland) 400-120-0654
Singapore & Other Areas +65-6723-9385

A replay of the call will be available for 7 days by dialing the following number:
+61-2-9003-4211

Conference ID #:30544278

Additionally, a live and archived web cast of this call will be available at:
http://ir.cninsure.net/events.cfm

About CNinsure Inc.

CNinsure is a leading independent insurance intermediary company operating in China. CNinsure's distribution network reaches many of China's most economically developed regions and affluent cities. The Company distributes a wide variety of property and casualty and life insurance products underwritten by domestic and foreign insurance companies operating in China, and provides insurance claims adjusting as well as other insurance-related services.

Forward-looking Statements

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

About Non-GAAP Financial Measures

In addition to the Company's consolidated financial results under GAAP, the Company also provides adjusted operating income, adjusted operating margin, adjusted EBITDA, adjusted EBITDA margin and diluted adjusted EBITDA per ADS, which are non-GAAP financial measures. Adjusted operating income is defined as operating income before expenses associated with the Company's online initiatives including CNpad, chetong.net and eHuzhu. Adjusted operating margin is defined as adjusted operating income divided by total net revenues. Adjusted EBITDA is defined as net income before income tax expense, investment income, interest income, depreciation, amortization and compensation expenses associated with stock option. Adjusted EBITDA margin is defined as adjusted EBITDA divided by total net revenues. Diluted adjusted EBITDA per ADS is defined as adjusted EBITDA divided by total number of ADS on a diluted basis. The Company believes that both management and investors benefit from referring to these non-GAAP financial measures in assessing the Company's performance and when planning and forecasting future periods. One limitation of using these non-GAAP financial measures is that these non-GAAP measures exclude items that were significant in the third quarter of 2014 and the corresponding period of 2013, and these items have been, and will continue to be, a significant recurring factor in our business.

In light of the limitations, the presentation of these non-GAAP financial measures is not intended to be considered in isolation or as a substitute for the financial information prepared and presented in accordance with GAAP. We encourage investors and other interested persons to review our financial information in its entirety and not rely on a single financial measure. For more information on these non-GAAP financial measures, please see the tables captioned "Reconciliations of Net Income to Adjusted EBITDA and Adjusted EBITDA Margin" and "Reconciliations of Adjusted Operating Income and Adjusted Operating Income Margin" set forth at the end of this release.

1 This announcement contains currency conversions of certain Renminbi (RMB) amounts into U.S. dollars (US$) at specified rates solely for the convenience of the reader. Unless otherwise noted, all translations from RMB to U.S. dollars are made at a rate of RMB6.1380 to US$1.00, the effective noon buying rate as of September 30, 2014 in The City of New York for cable transfers of RMB as set forth in H.10 weekly statistical release of the Federal Reserve Board.

2 Adjusted operating income is defined as operating income excluding expenses incurred by online/mobile initiatives including CNpad, eHuzhu and chetong.net.

3 Adjusted EBITDA is defined as net income before income tax expense, investment income, interest income, depreciation, amortization, and compensation expenses associated with stock option.

CNINSURE INC.
Unaudited Condensed Consolidated Balance Sheets
(In thousands)
As of December 31,
2013
As of September 30,
2014
As of September 30,
2014
RMB RMB US$
ASSETS:
Current assets:
Cash and cash equivalents 2,288,623 2,007,621 327,081
Restricted cash 11,100 10,155 1,654
Short term investments 253,900 718,900 117,123
Accounts receivable, net 199,482 200,330 32,638
Insurance premium receivables 57 262 43
Other receivables 254,776 81,798 13,326
Deferred tax assets 4,858
Amounts due from related parties 144,371 205,735 33,518
Other current assets 20,634 23,475 3,824
Total current assets 3,177,801 3,248,276 529,207
Non-current assets:
Property, plant, and equipment, net 69,562 52,043 8,479
Goodwill and intangible assets, net 107,668 169,799 27,664
Deferred tax assets 3,382 2,865 467
Investment in affiliates 189,241 211,475 34,453
Other non-current assets 13,076 12,176 1,984
Total non-current assets 382,929 448,358 73,047
Total assets 3,560,730 3,696,634 602,254
LIABILITIES AND EQUITY:
Current liabilities:
Accounts payable (including accounts payable of the consolidated variable interest entities ("VIEs") without recourse to CNinsure Inc. of RMB10,282 and RMB3,491 (US$569) as of December 31, 2013 and September 30, 2014, respectively) 92,324 107,804 17,564
Insurance premium payables (including insurance premium payables of the consolidated VIEs without recourse to CNinsure Inc. of RMB223 and RMB1,198 (US$195) as of December 31, 2013 and September 30, 2014, respectively) 4,066 5,152 839
Other payables and accrued expenses (including other payables and accrued expense of the consolidated VIEs without recourse to CNinsure Inc. of RMB21,129 and RMB1,473 (US$240) as of December 31, 2013 and September 30, 2014, respectively) 147,954 122,159 19,902
Accrued payroll (including accrued payroll of the consolidated VIEs without recourse to CNinsure Inc. of RMB2,172 and RMB772 (US$126) as of December 31, 2013 and September 30, 2014, respectively) 39,089 36,710 5,981
Income tax payable (including income tax payable of the consolidated of VIEs without recourse to CNinsure Inc. of RMB2,603 and RMB2,706 (US$441) as of December 31, 2013 and September 30, 2014, respectively) 55,992 52,242 8,511
Total current liabilities 339,425 324,067 52,797
Non-current liabilities:
Other tax liabilities 50,735 50,842 8,283
Deferred tax liabilities 23,808 25,900 4,220
Total non-current liabilities 74,543 76,742 12,503
Total liabilities 413,968 400,809 65,300
Ordinary shares 7,624 7,634 1,244
Additional paid-in capital 2,329,962 2,340,525 381,317
Statutory reserves 182,740 182,740 29,772
Retained earnings 618,885 753,577 122,772
Accumulated other comprehensive loss (111,114) (107,911) (17,581)
Total CNinsure Inc. shareholders' equity 3,028,097 3,176,565 517,524
Non-controlling interests 118,665 119,260 19,430
Total equity 3,146,762 3,295,825 536,954
Total liabilities and equity 3,560,730 3,696,634 602,254
CNINSURE INC.
Unaudited Condensed Consolidated Statements of Income and Comprehensive Income
(In thousands, except for shares and per share data)
For The Three Months Ended For The Nine Months Ended
September 30, September 30,
2013 2014 2014 2013 2014 2014
RMB RMB US$ RMB RMB US$
Net revenues:
Revenues of insurance agency business 342,438 404,694 65,932 1,031,642 1,135,697 185,027
Revenues of insurance brokerage business 21,469 67,761 11,040 35,259 173,948 28,340
Revenues of claims adjusting business 63,846 69,880 11,385 176,712 207,747 33,846
Revenues of other services 2,881 9,572
Total net revenues 430,634 542,335 88,357 1,253,185 1,517,392 247,213
Operating costs and expenses:
Costs of insurance agency business (261,417) (318,806) (51,940) (795,010) (875,739) (142,675)
Costs of insurance brokerage business (16,031) (54,364) (8,857) (26,500) (138,500) (22,564)
Costs of claims adjusting business (37,537) (44,898) (7,315) (99,574) (122,431) (19,947)
Costs of other services (2,345) (6,459)
Total operating costs (317,330) (418,068) (68,112) (927,543) (1,136,670) (185,186)
Selling expenses (27,337) (26,955) (4,391) (71,804) (75,523) (12,304)
General and administrative expenses (84,181) (96,429) (15,710) (250,248) (272,389) (44,377)
Total operating costs and expenses (428,848) (541,452) (88,213) (1,249,595) (1,484,582) (241,867)
Income from operations 1,786 883 144 3,590 32,810 5,346
Other income, net:
Investment income 3,028 8,811 1,435 4,348 33,062 5,386
Interest income 20,721 19,446 3,168 62,589 63,462 10,339
Others, net 1,397 1,075 175 3,039 1,735 283
Income before income taxes and income of affiliates 26,932 30,215 4,922 73,566 131,069 21,354
Income tax expense (4,743) (4,190) (682) (16,778) (18,726) (3,051)
Share of income of affiliates 6,207 7,952 1,296 16,851 22,421 3,653
Net income 28,396 33,977 5,536 73,639 134,764 21,956
Less: net (loss) income attributable to noncontrolling interests (592) (811) (132) 2,697 72 12
Net income attributable to the Company's shareholders 28,988 34,788 5,668 70,942 134,692 21,944
Net income per share:
Basic 0.03 0.03 0.01 0.07 0.13 0.02
Diluted 0.03 0.03 0.01 0.07 0.13 0.02
Net income per ADS:
Basic 0.58 0.70 0.11 1.42 2.69 0.44
Diluted 0.58 0.69 0.11 1.42 2.68 0.44
Shares used in calculating net income per share:
Basic 998,861,526 1,000,565,906 1,000,565,906 998,861,526 999,928,000 999,928,000
Diluted 998,861,526 1,004,883,981 1,004,883,981 1,001,139,515 1,004,700,996 1,004,700,996
Net income 28,396 33,977 5,536 73,639 134,764 21,956
Other comprehensive (loss) income, net of tax: Foreign currency translation adjustments (693) (2,434) (396) (4,379) 3,203 522
Comprehensive income 27,703 31,543 5,140 69,260 137,967 22,478
Less: Comprehensive (loss) income attributable to the noncontrolling interests (592) (811) (132) 2,697 72 12
Comprehensive income attributable to the CNinsure Inc.'s shareholders 28,295 32,354 5,272 66,563 137,895 22,466
CNINSURE INC.
Unaudited Condensed Consolidated Statements of Cash Flow
(In thousands)
For The Three Months Ended For The Nine Months Ended
September 30, September 30,
2013 2014 2014 2013 2014 2014
RMB RMB US$ RMB RMB US$
OPERATING ACTIVITIES
Net income 28,396 33,977 5,536 73,639 134,764 21,956
Adjustments to reconcile net income to net cash generated from operating activities:
Depreciation 7,512 7,088 1,155 23,521 22,227 3,621
Amortization of intangible assets 3,416 4,864 792 10,248 12,098 1,971
Allowance for doubtful receivables 1,446 784 128 2,642 3,912 637
Compensation expenses associated with stock option 7,633 4,588 747 30,615 18,914 3,081
Loss (gain) on disposal of property, plant and equipment 15 134 22 (1) 49 8
Investment income (3,983) (649) (14,653) (2,387)
Share of income of affiliates (6,207) (7,952) (1,296) (16,851) (22,421) (3,653)
Changes in operating assets and liabilities 3,647 15,948 2,598 (34,764) 33,316 5,428
Net cash generated from operating activities 45,858 55,448 9,033 89,049 188,206 30,662
Cash flows used in investing activities:
Purchase of property, plant and equipment (1,731) (1,638) (267) (34,450) (4,583) (747)
Proceeds from disposal of property and equipment 127 8 1 157 366 60
Proceeds from disposal of short term investments 30,000 53,983 8,795 30,600 70,842 11,542
Purchase of short term investments (20,000) (170,000) (27,696) (253,900) (530,000) (86,347)
Acquisition of subsidiaries, net of cash (63,724) (10,382) (62,709) (10,216)
(Increase) decrease in restricted cash (220) 463 75 (1,399) 945 154
Decrease in other receivables 127,687 20,803 122,632 19,979
Purchase of intangible assets (118) (19)
Return of investment in non-current assets 3,500 570 3,900 635
Addition in investment in non-current assets (7,019) (1,144) (7,019) (1,144)
(Increase) decrease in amounts due from related parties (100,106) 13,739 2,239 (84,966) (58,850) (9,588)
Net cash used in investing activities (91,930) (43,001) (7,006) (343,958) (464,594) (75,691)
Cash flows generated from financing activities:
Acquisition of additional interest in subsidiary (11,000) (1,792) (11,000) (1,792)
Capital injection by noncontrolling interests 900 3,350
Proceeds on exercise of stock options 3,183 518
Net cash generated from (used in) financing activities 900 (11,000) (1,792) 3,350 (7,817) (1,274)
Net (decrease) increase in cash and cash equivalents (45,172) 1,447 235 (251,559) (284,205) (46,303)
Cash and cash equivalents at beginning of period 2,315,545 2,008,608 327,242 2,525,618 2,288,623 372,862
Effect of exchange rate changes on cash and cash equivalents (693) (2,434) (396) (4,379) 3,203 522
Cash and cash equivalents at end of period 2,269,680 2,007,621 327,081 2,269,680 2,007,621 327,081
Interest paid
Income taxes paid 5,470 3,480 567 20,242 17,870 2,911
CNINSURE INC.
Reconciliations of Net Income to Adjusted EBITDA and Adjusted EBITDA Margin
(In thousands, unaudited)
For The Three Months Ended For The Nine Months Ended
September 30, September 30,
2013 2014 2014 2013 2014 2014
RMB RMB US$ RMB RMB US$
Net income 28,396 33,977 5,536 73,639 134,764 21,956
Income tax expense 4,743 4,190 682 16,778 18,726 3,051
Investment income (3,028) (8,811) (1,435) (4,348) (33,062) (5,386)
Interest income (20,721) (19,446) (3,168) (62,589) (63,462) (10,339)
Depreciation 7,512 7,088 1,155 23,521 22,227 3,621
Amortization of intangible assets 3,416 4,864 792 10,248 12,098 1,971
Compensation expenses associated with stock option 7,633 4,588 747 30,615 18,914 3,081
Adjusted EBITDA 27,951 26,450 4,309 87,864 110,205 17,955
Total net revenues 430,634 542,335 88,357 1,253,185 1,517,392 247,213
Adjusted EBITDA Margin 6.5% 4.9% 4.9% 7.0% 7.3% 7.3%
CNINSURE INC.
Reconciliations of Adjusted Operating Income and Adjusted Operating Income Margin
(In thousands, unaudited)
For The Three Months Ended For The Nine Months Ended
September 30, September 30,
2013 2014 2014 2013 2014 2014
RMB RMB US$ RMB RMB US$
Operating income 1,786 883 144 3,590 32,810 5,346
CNpad's R&D and promotion expenses 7,220 8,368 1,363 20,062 23,363 3,806
Chetong.net's R&D and promotion expenses 1,060 173 1,060 173
eHuzhu's expenses 7,585 1,236 7,585 1,236
Adjusted Operating Income 9,006 17,896 2,916 23,652 64,818 10,561
Total net revenues 430,634 542,335 88,357 1,253,185 1,517,392 247,213
Adjusted Operating Income Margin 2.1% 3.3% 3.3% 1.9% 4.3% 4.3%

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