Earnings at Chinese Tech Giant JD.com Top Estimates but the Stock Is Slipping

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A idiosyncratic astatine Chinese e-commerce elephantine JD.com.

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Chinese tech elephantine JD.com —an e-commerce heavyweight and increasingly ascendant unit successful supply-chain services—reported second-quarter gross and net up of expectations Monday, but the banal slipped pursuing results.

JD.com banal declined 0.6% successful the U.S. premarket aft the institution posted earnings, portion the group’s Hong Kong-listed shares roseate 0.91% connected Monday up of the news.

Revenue and net were up of Wall Street’s expectations, but marked a diminution from the aforesaid play successful the twelvemonth prior, erstwhile e-commerce saw an unprecedented roar amid the aboriginal lockdowns of the Covid-19 pandemic.

Net revenues were 253.8 cardinal yuan ($39.1 billion) successful the six months to the extremity of June, an summation of much than 26% from the aforesaid play successful 2020 and supra analysts’ estimates of RMB 248.9 billion. 

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Income from operations was RMB 300.8 million, compared with RMB 5 cardinal successful the comparable play of 2020, portion diluted nett income per American Depository Share was RMB 0.50 ($0.08), compared with RMB 10.47 a twelvemonth ago.

Unadjusted operating margins for the group’s retail limb held dependable astatine 2.6%.

“We are pleased to present different 4th of steadfast maturation adjacent compared to past year’s precocious base,” said Sandy Xu, JD.com’s main fiscal officer. “We are besides encouraged by the continued diversification of our gross streams, reflecting our unfastened ecosystem strategy of empowering customers and concern partners done JD.com’s proviso chain-based exertion and infrastructure.”

The institution besides added 32 cardinal caller users successful the 2nd quarter, which was the largest single-quarter summation successful the group’s history.

The diminution successful JD.com’s banal comes arsenic the Chinese tech assemblage continues to look unit from regulators. 

China’s marketplace authorities person been cracking down successful caller months, with overmuch of the hammer falling connected exertion groups and companies with U.S. listings. The latest stroke came this weekend, erstwhile the planned listing of the semiconductor limb of Chinese electrical conveyance radical BYD was suspended owed to a regulatory investigation.

Write to Jack Denton astatine jack.denton@dowjones.com

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