Canaan Inc. Reports Unaudited Second Quarter 2021 Financial Results and Announces Change of Board Composition

Canaan Inc., a leading high-performance computing solutions provider, today announced its unaudited financial results for the second quarter ended June 30, 2021 and the Change of Board Composition.

Second Quarter 2021 Operating and Financial Highlights

Total computing power sold was 5.9 million Thash/s, up 126.9% from 2.6 million Thash/s in the same period of 2020 and up 200.0% from 2.0 million Thash/s in the first quarter of 2021, setting a new high mark. The robust year-over-year and sequential increases were mainly due to the increase in the number of Bitcoin mining machines being delivered driven by strong market demand.

As of June 30, 2021, the Company had cash and cash equivalents of RMB1,220.2 million (US$189.0 million), up 211.8% compared to RMB391.3 million as of December 31, 2020, primarily due to a larger number of down payments received by the Company as a result of the larger volume of sales orders of Bitcoin mining machines, as well as the net proceeds from the Company’s registered direct offering in May 2021.

Total net revenues were RMB1,081.8 million (US$167.5 million), marking the strongest quarterly sales in the Company’s operating history, up 507.3% from RMB178.1 million in the same period of 2020, and up 168.6% from RMB402.8 million in the first quarter of 2021.

Gross profit was RMB427.1 million (US$66.2 million), up 887.0% from RMB43.3 million in the same period of 2020, and up 119.9% from RMB194.2 million in the first quarter of 2021.

Net income was RMB245.0 million (US$37.9 million), marking the highest quarterly net profit since the Company’s initial public offering in 2019 (the “IPO”), compared to a net loss of RMB16.8 million in the same period of 2020 and a net income of RMB1.2 million in the first quarter of 2021.

Non-GAAP adjusted net income was RMB320.1 million (US$49.6 million), again signifying a new high mark since the Company’s IPO, compared to a non-GAAP adjusted net loss of RMB16.0 million in the same period of 2020 and a non-GAAP adjusted net income of RMB143.2 million in the first quarter of 2021.

Mr. Nangeng Zhang, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Canaan, commented, “We delivered a remarkable performance in the second quarter of 2021. Despite unexpected regulatory policy dynamics and Bitcoin price volatility, we achieved record-high topline results as we delivered a robust 5.9 million Thash/s of computing power to our clients. During the second quarter and recently, we also secured substantial preorders, thanks to the effective execution of our strategies, including business development in the overseas markets, institutional client relationship building, and strengthening our supply chain. Regarding our self-operated Bitcoin mining program, we plan to continue to deploy computing power to grasp the tremendous opportunities of Bitcoin mining. We also made encouraging strides in the AI business by launching our self-developed edge AI chip, Kendryte K510, and garnered demand from multiple outstanding clients in the technology field. Looking ahead, while we endeavor to gain greater market share in our Bitcoin mining machine business, we will continue our research and development efforts to further advance our underlying ASIC and edge computing technologies, propelling forward our growth prospects.”

Mr. James Cheng, Chief Financial Officer of Canaan, stated, “We reported solid financial results for the quarter. Besides the record-setting revenue of RMB1.08 billion and a non-GAAP net profit of RMB320.1 million, our vigorous book of preorders, primarily from overseas clients, have brought abundant prepayments, which further enhanced our cash position. This enabled us to secure future wafer supply, grow our research and development team, and carry out strategic investments. Currently, we are fully aware of the industry-wide challenges, such as Bitcoin price fluctuation, wafer supply instability, regulatory uncertainties in different countries. Nevertheless, we remain confident in our effective growth strategies, technologically advanced products, solid operating capabilities, as well as the enormous potential of the industry.”

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