An Unlikely Collaboration – Fragrance Du Bois teams up with Arabic singer to create ‘Life’s Treasure’ A Song for Oud

SINGAPORE, April 3, 2015 /PRNewswire/ — In what must surely be a world’s first, Fragrance Du Bois (a French perfume house and retailer specialising in the use of sustainable Oud), and Nadeem Nour (one of the Middle East’s best known and most respected singer/songwriters), came together to produce a musical enterprise close to both their hearts.

Nadeem Nour is a well-renowned Jordanian singer. The reason for his artistic name "Nadeem Nour" is that it is said that from the first moment you hear him, you can feel the light in his voice

Nadeem Nour is a well-renowned Jordanian singer. The reason for his artistic name “Nadeem Nour” is that it is said that from the first moment you hear him, you can feel the light in his voice

“About a year ago I was introduced by a friend to a gentleman from Iran who had just returned from visiting Thailand and Malaysia. While he was there, he discovered the agarwood (Oud) plantations owned and managed by Asia Plantation Capital,” said Nadeem Nour in Dubai recently. “I became fascinated when I learned that not only was much of the Oud that we take for granted coming from illegal sources — not only in the past, but also today — but that it was in danger of extinction in the wild as a result.”

“Having grown up in Jordan, with Oud being very much a part of my daily life, and that of my family, I felt guilty when I realised that like many others, I could have spent my entire life taking Oud for granted, without ever wondering where it actually came from. The thought that I may actually be part of driving an illegal industry was horrifying.”

Nadeem continued, “I became deeply concerned, and as I feel passionately for the world in which we live, I decided to do my own research and find out the facts. I quickly realised — after talking to friends, and doing some research on the internet and looking at several news reports — that we had reached a situation where Oud, in the wild, was soon to be no more. I also realised that I was not alone in my ignorance. Hardly any of my friends were aware of Oud in terms of where it came from, and the threats it faces. Like me, they pretty much took it for granted.”

Nadeem went on to detail how important Oud was in Arabic culture and heritage, further lamenting the fact that the source was often unreliable. International fashion houses and perfume brands are now putting Oud into their products in increasing amounts, creating pressure on future supplies of the mystical substance.

Agarwood, and Oud (the oil derived therefrom), is now on the CITES (the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Flora and Fauna), list of endangered species, and as such, all trade has to be legal, certified, and sustainable. Demand is huge, far outstripping supply, and only sustainable plantations are the way forward.

“Asia Plantation Capital and their sister company Fragrance Du Bois,” continued Nadeem, “are two companies leading the way in making this industry transparent and sustainable for the benefit of all users of Oud – not only in the Gulf region, but also across the world. I decided that this story had to be told, and for me the only way to tell the story was through traditional Arabic words and music.”

Nadeem Nour has been a rising star on the Middle Eastern music scene for several years since appearing in the Jordanian Pop Idol show, and has built up a loyal following for his beautiful singing voice, heartfelt lyrics, and the music he performs across the Gulf. Dubbed ‘Nadeem Nour’ by Tarek Al Arians, the artist has evolved to the point at which listeners can feel the ‘light in his voice’, from the first moment you hear him sing.

Fragrance Du Bois, Asia Plantation Capital and Nadeem Nour earnestly hope that the light in his voice helps to tell a story that we all need to hear, and that ‘Life’s Treasure’ imparts a vital message when it comes to protecting a species that could all too easily have been lost forever.

A video of the song can be watched here http://youtu.be/PsV0Ku4vWDU

About Fragrance Du Bois

Fragrance Du Bois is a niche luxury perfume house working closely with sustainable plantations in Asia, bringing exciting new 100% organic Oud oil based fragrances to exclusive markets worldwide. Sustainably sourcing the finest raw materials across the globe, working with French perfumers to create a full range of products, and also providing bespoke fragrance services, Fragrance Du Bois is personal luxury with a conscience. With exclusive fragrance lounges around the world, in Dubai, Hong Kong, Thailand, Malaysia and Singapore, Fragrance Du Bois creates only the finest experience in bespoke perfumery.

Fragrance Du Bois is known as Parfums Du Bois in France and in non-French speaking markets, as Fragrance Du Bois.

About Asia Plantation Capital

Quick facts:

  • US$ 600 million – combined value of assets owned and under management
  • US$ 53.5 million – turnover in the last financial year
  • US$ 100 million – turnover forecast for current financial year
  • 2,000,000 – Aquilaria trees today, on Agarwood plantations.

Asia Plantation Capital (APC) is the owner and operator of a diverse range of commercial plantation and farming businesses across the Asia-Pacific region and around the world, and is part of the Asia Plantation Capital Group of associated companies. Its focus is on multicultural and diverse plantation projects geared to the domestic and commercial demands of the countries in which it operates. Working closely with, and supporting local communities, is an underlying core principle of the APC business, providing social and cultural support, as well as investment, to move these communities away from deforestation and illegal logging activities, previously seen as a main source of income in some regions of Asia. Established officially in 2008 (although operating privately since 2002) the group now has plantation and agricultural projects on four continents, with operational projects at various stages in Thailand, Malaysia, China, Laos, India, Cambodia, Sri Lanka, Myanmar, Vietnam, North America and Europe.

Promoting the use of sustainable and certified wood is the best way of preventing deforestation, protecting biodiversity, and combatting poverty in the tropical rainforest regions. For the yachting sector (a major user of teak) which strives for excellence and which is already involved in environmental efforts, this is also a way of ensuring that no wood from illegal logging is used.

CONTACT: Stéphanie du Ché, PR & Media Manager Europe, stephanie.duche@asiaplantationcapital.com, +33 616 361 108; Adrian Heng, Group Marketing Director, adrian.heng@asiaplantationcapital.com, +65 6299 1778

Photo – http://photos.prnasia.com/prnh/20150403/8521502133

Natural Beauty Announces 2014 Annual Results

— Turnover increased by 15.1% to HK$505.8 million

— Profit before taxation up by 40% to HK$116.3 million and Net Profit up by 22.3% to HK$71.5 million

— Strengthen In Spa operations yielding strong same store productivity drove the growth

HONG KONG, March 31, 2015 /PRNewswire/ — Natural Beauty Bio-Technology Limited (“Natural Beauty” or the “Group”; Stock Code: 00157), the leading professional skin-care, and spa services provider in mainland China, announced today its annual results for the year ended 31 December 2014.

For the year ended 31 December 2014, turnover of the Group grew 15.1% to HK$505.8 million year-on-year (2013: HK$439.4 million), driven by an increase in product sales as a result of higher store productivity in mainland China and Taiwan. Overall gross profit margin improved to 76.9%, as contribution from higher-margin products increased within the Group’s sales mix (2013: 75.8%). Profit for the year increased by 22.3% to HK$71.5 million (2013: HK$58.5 million). Earnings per share were HK3.6 cents (2013: HK2.9 cents). The Board recommended to distribute a final dividend of HK3.188 cents per share.

Despite the economic growth slowdown in mainland China, turnover in the mainland China market rose by 16.9% to HK$420.3 million for the year ended 31 December 2014. The growth was primarily driven by increase in sales of products, mainly due to the pilot-testing of “direct-own retail” management system to exercise better control over franchisees in order to drive higher store productivity. During the year under review, gross margin of this segment was up 1.8 percentage points to 78.7%. Turnover for the Taiwan market also registered growth of 7.9% to HK$80.6 million, as the Group adopted door-by-door management via franchisee differentiation to utilize company resources efficiently. Gross margin of this segment expanded 4.7 percentage points to 67.7%. The gross margin improvement in both mainland China and Taiwan was a result of higher sales contribution from higher-margin products such as NB-1, and lower promotion discounts during the year under review. On the other hand, sales in other regions, including Hong Kong, Macau and Malaysia, decreased by 8.5% to HK$4.8 million for the year ended 31 December 2014, accounting for an insignificant 0.9% of the Group’s turnover.  

The Group derives its income principally from its network of distribution channels, including spas and concessionary counters in department stores. As at 31 December 2014, there were 1,364 spas and 14 concessionary counters. A total of 35 new stores were opened and 74 stores were closed during the year ended 31 December 2014.

During the year under review, average sales per store in mainland China grew 21.5% while average sales per store in Taiwan rose by 15.2%.

The Group puts significant emphasis on discovering the insights of consumer needs. During the year ended 31 December 2014, the Group’s flagship NB-1 products generated HK$217 million in sales, accounting for more than 40% of the Group’s total product sales during the year. With effective product line rationalization plan, NB-1 Revital series was successfully re-launched as home care product line in order to boost product sales and enhance brand loyalty. Among which, NB-1 Revital Sleeping Mask was well-received by customers in product efficacy.

Ms. Karen Chang, Chief Executive Officer of the Group said, “Looking ahead, we will press on with our prudent growth strategy to sustain the growth momentum while mitigating the escalating rental and labor cost pressure in mainland China. We will continuously implement “direct-own retail” management system with an aim to boost the franchisees’ productivity as our major growth driver in near future. We will enhance our operational efficiency by streamlining organizational structure, implementing a more integrated go-to-market process and improving cost-control measures. We will also focus our marketing and promotional efforts to drive more sell-through by franchisees. Leveraging our position as a leading skin care brand and spa operator in the Greater China Region, we strive to strengthen our competitive edges by implementing the aforesaid strategies, so as to satisfactory returns for our shareholders.”

About Natural Beauty Bio-Technology Limited
Natural Beauty is a leading beauty and spa services and products provider in Greater China. The Group principally offers tailor-made beauty and skin care solutions through its trained professional beauticians. The Group is engaged in research and development, manufacture and sale of skin care, aroma-therapeutic and beauty products, marketed under the brandname “NB®”. The products are distributed through a distribution network of over 1,300 NB’s SPAs and dedicated counters in Greater China.

For further information, please contact:
iPR Ogilvy & Mather
Natalie Tam/ Juliana Li
Tel: +852-21366182/ +852-21690467
Fax: +852-31706606
Email: naturalbeauty@iprogilvy.com

Fragrance Du Bois Is Proud To Announce Its Debut in TANGS Orchard

SINGAPORE, March 30, 2015 /PRNewswire/ — Fragrance Du Bois is delighted to announce its first appearance at TANGS’ flagship store, for a month, from March 27 to April 26, 2015.

Du Bois's welcoming perfume consultants will ensure that it stays true to its essential ethos; providing the same personalised service and offering the same comprehensive range of fragrances.

Du Bois’s welcoming perfume consultants will ensure that it stays true to its essential ethos; providing the same personalised service and offering the same comprehensive range of fragrances.

 

The "pop up", located at the Centrestage, is designed to replicate Du Bois's elegant flagship boutique in The Fullerton Hotel Singapore.

The “pop up”, located at the Centrestage, is designed to replicate Du Bois’s elegant flagship boutique in The Fullerton Hotel Singapore.

Situated in the heart of Orchard Road — Singapore’s premier shopping and entertainment district — TANGS Orchard is an ideal place for Fragrance Du Bois to reach out to the burgeoning coterie of luxury shoppers.

Since its inception in 1932, TANGS has been hailed as a shopping haven for locals, expatriates, and tourists alike. With several department stores having emerged in the shopping arena in recent years, TANGS remains as the best established and one of the most highly regarded emporiums in Singapore today.

“We are thrilled to be right smack in the heart of Singapore, adding vibrancy to the city’s shopping hub,” said Nicola Parker, Brand Director of Fragrance Du Bois. “This is a fantastic opportunity to extend our products to locals who might not know about Fragrance Du Bois. It will also be a great opportunity to give Singaporeans, and others, a firsthand experience of a niche perfumery, as well as the magical Oud oil which is used to such special effect in all our creations.”

She added, “TANGS is an ideal retail destination, as it boasts a wide array of brands that are known throughout the world. Our aim is to make Fragrance Du Bois one of those brands, and the association can only enhance our prospects for the future.”

Located at the Centrestage, just beyond the main entrance, the ‘pop up’ is designed to replicate, in miniature, Du Bois’ elegant flagship boutique in The Fullerton Hotel Singapore. Adorned with its signature black and gold furnishings, the pop up boutique will also include Du Bois’ characteristic central feature — a fragrance table with cloches scented with a signature Du Bois perfume.

Despite the scaled down version of the boutique, Du Bois will ensure that it stays true to its essential ethos; providing visitors to TANGS with the same personalised service, and offering the same comprehensive range of fragrances that it does in all of its boutiques.

As part of its social media engagement, customers will have an opportunity to win a 15ml bottle of a Du Bois fragrance, when they post an image of themselves posing with one of Du Bois’ exquisite fragrance bottles.

Fragrance Du Bois is now carrying eminent guest brands such as Xerjoff, House of Sillage, Illuminum, Sue Wong, and Isabey, with more to come in the months ahead. It currently has boutiques in Singapore, Kuala Lumpur, and Bangkok, and also operates fragrance lounges in Dubai and Hong Kong — in which the art of bespoke perfumery creates a truly intimate and unique experience for clients — with more planned for the Middle East and Asia in the near future.

Fragrance Du Bois will be available at TANGS Orchard from the March 27 to April 26, 2015.

About Fragrance Du Bois

Fragrance Du Bois is a niche luxury perfume house working closely with sustainable plantations in Asia, bringing exciting new 100% organic Oud oil based fragrances to exclusive markets worldwide. Sustainably sourcing the finest raw materials across the globe, working with French perfumers to create a full range of products, and also providing bespoke fragrance services, Fragrance Du Bois is personal luxury with a conscience. With exclusive fragrance lounges around the world, in Dubai, Hong Kong, Thailand, Malaysia and Singapore, Fragrance Du Bois creates only the finest experience in bespoke perfumery.

Fragrance Du Bois is known as Parfums Du Bois in France and in non-French speaking markets, as Fragrance Du Bois.

About Asia Plantation Capital

Quick facts:

  • US$ 600 million – combined value of assets owned and under management
  • US$ 53.5 million – turnover in the last financial year
  • US$ 100 million – turnover forecast for current financial year
  • 2,000,000 – Aquilaria trees today, on Agarwood plantations.

Asia Plantation Capital (APC) is the owner and operator of a diverse range of commercial plantation and farming businesses across the Asia-Pacific region and around the world, and is part of the Asia Plantation Capital Group of associated companies. Its focus is on multicultural and diverse plantation projects geared to the domestic and commercial demands of the countries in which it operates. Working closely with, and supporting local communities, is an underlying core principle of the APC business, providing social and cultural support, as well as investment, to move these communities away from deforestation and illegal logging activities, previously seen as a main source of income in some regions of Asia. Established officially in 2008 (although operating privately since 2002) the group now has plantation and agricultural projects on four continents, with operational projects at various stages in Thailand, Malaysia, China, Laos, India, Cambodia, Sri Lanka, Myanmar, Vietnam, North America and Europe.

Promoting the use of sustainable and certified wood is the best way of preventing deforestation, protecting biodiversity, and combatting poverty in the tropical rainforest regions. For the yachting sector (a major user of teak) which strives for excellence and which is already involved in environmental efforts, this is also a way of ensuring that no wood from illegal logging is used.

For further information, please contact:-
Samantha Tham
Marketing Executive
Email: samantha.tham@fragrancedubois.com
Mobile:
+65 9144 0933
Office: +65 6299 4998

Adrian Heng
Group Marketing Director
Email: adrian.heng@fragrancedubois.com
Mobile:
+65 9750 7440
Office: +65 6299 1778

Photo – http://photos.prnasia.com/prnh/20150330/8521502010-a
Photo – http://photos.prnasia.com/prnh/20150330/8521502010-b

ASEANbeauty 2015: The Most Anticipated Beauty Exhibition in Southeast Asia Will Open Its Doors Next Month

BANGKOK, March 26, 2015 /PRNewswire/ — Thailand’s beauty industry is growing, fueled by increasingly sophisticated consumers, including the men’s market which is proving to be particularly lucrative. With 70 million potential consumers, the luxury goods segment continues to boom with a 24% increase in year-on-year sales. There are many opportunities for both international as well as domestic companies in this vibrant market, which values new and innovative products. A recent reduction in import duties in Thailand is also believed by the government to be attracting more foreign shoppers, as well as increasing domestic spending on cosmetics.

 

 

ASEANbeauty 2015 expects to attract over 200 exhibiting brands from different countries and regions including Taiwan, mainland China, India, Japan, South Korea, Malaysia, Hong Kong, Singapore, the Philippines and Thailand, who will join a host of global businesses focusing on the Asia region. Many of these brands will take the opportunity to launch new products and innovations during the event. At the show visitors can also take advantage of free conference programs to develop a winning product and business strategy to prepare for the ASEAN Economic Community (AEC).

On the afternoon of Wednesday, 8 April, a Beauty Talk: Thailand is Ready for The ASEAN Beauty Market, with invited speakers from association and government bodies will share thoughts on how Thailand is ready for the ASEAN beauty market and how the AEC will impact the ASEAN beauty industry as a whole. Another highlighted conference not to be missed will be Consumers and Marketing Focus for The Cosmetics Industry in 2015. This will enable industry players to stay ahead with the latest trends, with brand new market data, case studies and insights. The presentations are free to attend and guaranteed to spark new marketing ideas.

The event will also present many live demonstrations and workshops on hair, nails, and make-up application and techniques. This comprehensive offering will help in bringing you innovative market knowledge and improve your skills and vision for your business in the future. The event is expecting to welcome over 8,000 trade visitors from across the ASEAN region when it opens its doors in April 2015.

Held at the Bangkok International Trade & Exhibition Centre (BITEC) in Bangkok, Thailand, ASEANbeauty 2015 will run from April 8 to 10, 2015. This event also promises to forge strong networks of entrepreneurs for the future. Visitors can PRE-REGISTER from TODAY until April 6, 2015 at http://www.aseanbeautyshow.com or by contacting the organiser directly by phone at +66 (0) 2642 6911 Ext: 124 or by email at aseanbeautyshow@ubm.com

Notes to the Editor:

About UBM Asia (www.ubmasia.com)

Owned by UBM plc listed on the London Stock Exchange, UBM Asia is Asia’s leading exhibition organiser and the biggest commercial organiser in mainland China, India and Malaysia. Established with its headquarters in Hong Kong and subsidiary companies across Asia and in the US, UBM Asia has a strong global presence in 25 major cities with 30 offices and over 1,400 staff.

With a track record spanning over 30 years, UBM Asia operates in 21 market sectors with 160 dynamic face-to-face exhibitions, 75 high-level professional conferences, 28 targeted trade publications, 18 round-the-clock vertical portals and virtual event services for over 1,000,000 quality exhibitors, visitors, conference delegates, advertisers and subscribers from all over the world. We provide a one-stop diversified global service for high-value business matching, quality market news and online trading networks.

UBM Asia has extensive office networks in China, Southeast Asia and India, three of the world’s fastest growing B2B events markets. UBM China has 11 offices in the major cities in mainland China, including Beijing, Shanghai, Guangzhou, Hangzhou, Guzhen and Shenzhen, where we organise more than 70 exhibitions and conferences. In ASEAN, UBM Asia operates from its offices in Malaysia, Thailand, Indonesia, Singapore, Vietnam and the Philippines with over 60 events in this region. UBM India teams in Mumbai, New Delhi, Bangalore and Chennai organise 20 exhibitions and 60 conferences every year across the country.

About UBM Asia in ASEAN (www.ubmasean.com)

In ASEAN, we serve 13 market sectors with wholly-owned subsidiary companies and JV companies in seven offices in the major cities in ASEAN, including Bangkok, Hanoi, Ho Chi Minh City, Jakarta, Kuala Lumpur, Manila and Singapore. We provide over 60 products in various categories: trade fairs, conferences and publications. As the leading B2B event organiser in the region, we are the largest exhibition organiser in Malaysia.

Our products serve tens of thousands of exhibitors, visitors, conference delegates, advertisers, subscribers and corporations in the region and from all over the world with high value face-to-face business-matching events and quality conference programmes presented by top-notch industry leaders. We have over 130 staff in six countries.

Logo – http://www.prnasia.com/sa/2010/04/19/20100419602891.jpg
Logo – http://photos.prnasia.com/prnh/20150106/8521500058LOGO

cle de peau BEAUTE of Shiseido Presents “REVERBERATIPON-Pavilion of Light and Sound” Designed by Shigeru Ban on occasion of 56th Venice Biennale Vernissage

TOKYO, March 23, 2015 /PRNewswire/ — The Shiseido Group’s high prestige brand “cle de peau BEAUTE,” will exhibit “REVERBERATION-Pavilion of Light and Sound” designed by Shigeru Ban, one of the most renowned architects. The exhibition will be held from May 8 (Friday) to May 9 (Saturday) at the Palazzo Pisani Conservatory, one of the most refined historical buildings in Venice, Italy, coinciding with the Vernissage of the 56th Venice Biennale.

This project, by producing a pavilion designed by Shigeru Ban, is a collaboration to take on new creative challenges and is part of the cle de peau BEAUTE brand’s global strategy.

Shigeru Ban was inspired by the “Lights of Venice” theme of cle de peau BEAUTE’s 2015 Autumn/ Winter Collection, and has created a design that is dynamic and has a delicate and sensitive visual presentation. Inside the unique pavilion space created with approximately 90,000 makeup cases, visitors can experience the mysterious light and shadows of Venice with a musical performance.

Images and materials from this event are available at the following site: http://www.image.net/cpb_venicebiennale2015

-Message from Shigeru Ban

When enveloping together a space using the minimum materials and power, a tensile structure is ideal. To cut out a space surrounded by the narrow historical facade of Palazzo Pisani, l have used acrylic sheets for the exterior of the pavilion, and allowed them to hang in a natural suspension, creating a parabola.

The first time l saw the makeup palette of cle de peau BEAUTE, the dark blue colors looked to me like a tile that reflects and absorbs light. So l’ve taken this palette and stuck them on both sides of the acrylic sheets, spaced in 9mm gaps, just like tiles. They reflect light, and make darkness in the interior and through the spaces between them, a wavering light which is characteristic of Venice, flows into the structure reflected from surface of the water functioned as a fixed weight.

When l stood in the courtyard of the Palazzo Pisani Conservatory, l heard sounds from out of nowhere. These sounds were not music per se, but rather a component of the unique environment of this space.

This is a space filled with mysterious light and shadows, and harmonious sounds. This is not makeup applied to a historical facade, but rather a method for drawing out the charm of the existing context.

-Exhibition Information

Title: “REVERBERATION-Pavilion of Light and Sound” Designed by Shigeru Ban
Time: May 8-9, 2015
* A press preview is planned for May 7 from 12 p.m.-3 p.m.
Venue: Palazzo Pisani Conservatorio di Musica Benedetto Marcello
San Marco 2810, Venezia, Italy
Pavilion Design: Shigeru Ban (Architect)
Organizer: Shiseido Co., Ltd. “cle de peau BEAUTE”

Contact:
Yumi Oshimori
cle de peau BEAUTE PR
Shiseido Co.,LTD
+81-3-6218-6408
yumi.oshinomi@to.shiseido.co.jp

Grazia Zuccarini
Communication & Public Relations
Shiseido Cosmetici Italia S.p.A.
Zuccarini@shiseido.it
+39-(0)2-295081

To view the original version on PR Newswire, visit:http://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/cle-de-peau-beaute-of-shiseido-presents-reverberatipon-pavilion-of-light-and-sound-designed-by-shigeru-ban-on-occasion-of-56th-venice-biennale-vernissage-300054195.html

Nuvesse Skin Therapies Announces Presentation of Top-line Clinical Data Supporting Ability of Cellulation™ Technology to Actively Deliver Topically Applied Skin Therapies Faster and Deeper

— Data Presented at 73rd Annual American Academy of Dermatology Annual Meeting

CASTRO VALLEY, Calif., March 23, 2015 /PRNewswire/ — Nuvesse Skin Therapies, a leading cosmetic skin care company, today announced the presentation of positive data demonstrating the ability of the company’s CellulationTM Technology to actively deliver topically applied skin therapies into the epidermis. This patented serum technology calms, cools and hydrates after aesthetic medical skin treatments. Nuvesse has incorporated this applied science into an expanded portfolio of products designed to facilitate the passage of beneficial skin care constituents across the tough stratum corneum skin barrier into the epidermis, the source of many skin care concerns.

The data, presented at the 73rd Annual American Academy of Dermatology (AAD) Annual Meeting, are believed to be the first findings demonstrating the ability to deliver large molecules directly into the epidermis intact, without damage to the outermost layer of the skin. Complete data from the trials have been accepted for upcoming publication in a peer-reviewed medical journal.

“The most significant challenge in skin rejuvenation has been to penetrate the stratum corneum and deliver beneficial constituents deeper within the skin where they are most needed. These clinical findings demonstrate the ability of CellulationTM Technology to enhance treatment benefits and aid in the corrective process,” said Philip Werschler, M.D., associate clinical professor of medicine/dermatology, University of Washington, and medical director of Nuvesse. “It’s extremely notable that the majority of investigators and patients alike agreed that NuvesseMD products enhanced procedure outcomes, were well-tolerated, easy to use and they would elect to use such products in the future.”

Findings presented included topline results from an in-vitro study, demonstrating the proprietary biochemical product formulation and transport delivery by CellulationTM technology, and a multi-center, proof-of-concept IRB approved clinical study evaluating NuvesseMD facial masks in four different treatment protocols in a total of 140 patients. (Translational Technology for Non-Disruptive Stratum Corneum High Molecular Weight Carrier Assist, AAD Poster #1399).

The first clinical protocol evaluated the safety and efficacy of a Nuvesse Serum No. 3 Post Treatment mask used as an adjunctive agent following ablative or fractional ablative laser resurfacing. In this protocol, 100 percent of investigators agreed that patients were healing more quickly than compared to standard post-treatment protocol. Ninety-one percent of physicians agreed they would use the product again, and all agreed that patients were satisfied with the experience of using the mask.

The other three protocols involved the use of a Nuvesse Serum No. 5 Hydrating mask as an adjunctive agent in microdermabrasion and a Serum No. 25 Lip and Serum No. 21 Crow’s Feet Mask as an adjuvant agent for cosmetic facial procedures. In the microdermabrasion protocol, 91 percent of investigators agreed that patients’ erythema resolved more quickly than without use of the mask, and 51 percent of investigators agreed that patient’s fine lines and wrinkles appeared to have improved after just one wearing. Nearly all (97 percent) of investigators reported they would use the product again. In the Lip and Crow’s Feet protocols, 60 percent of investigators agreed or strongly agreed that patients’ fine lines and wrinkles appeared to have improved after only one treatment and 94 percent reported they would use the product again.

“The ability to deliver treatments past the outer layer of the skin deep within the epidermis represents a new generation of skin technology. This technology has applicability both as a stand-alone treatment and to improve existing skin care treatment modalities and topical applications,” said Dennis Condon, chief executive officer and co-founder of Nuvesse. “The potential of Cellulation Technology and Nuvesse products in skin care is vast, and we look forward to the continued expansion and introduction of this approach, which has the potential to significantly impact and improve the future of skin care for people worldwide.”

About CellulationTM Technology

Cellulation Technology is derived from a wound care application designed to penetrate the stratum corneum in a revolutionary way – transporting large molecules across the outer skin barrier to penetrate into the epidermis. Standard skin care treatments (ablative and non-ablative) primarily involve a healing response and are associated with side effects including swelling and edema. Cellulation Technology, applied in a topical mask or roller application, can deliver molecules through the stratum corneum without injury and is designed to aid in significant skin enhancement.

About Nuvesse Skin Therapies

Nuvesse is a leading cosmetic skin therapy company focused on the advancement of a CellulationTM Technology. The company’s skin therapy serums evolved out of a history of clinically validated wound healing science. It includes science-based serums and infused into biocellulose masks and roller applicators which effectively address skin care concerns such as post-treatment skin, fine lines, and wrinkles. For more information, visit www.nuvessemd.com.

Media Contact:
Julie Garlikov
info@nuvesse.com
+1-510-876-8152

Alma Lasers Introduces Harmony XL Pro(TM), the Most Powerful Multi-Application Platform

Alma Lasers Expands Its Portfolio of Innovative Aesthetic Medical Solutions with the Introduction of the New Platform at the 73rd Annual Meeting of the American Academy of Dermatology (AAD) Booth #2428

CAESAREA, Israel, March 20, 2015 /PRNewswire/ — Alma Lasers, a global innovator of laser, light-based, radiofrequency and ultrasound solutions for the aesthetic and surgical markets announced the addition of the Harmony XL Pro™ platform to its product portfolio. The platform will be presented at the AAD Meeting in San Francisco, California from March 21 – 23 (booth #2428).

The Harmony XL Pro platform consists of multiple modules offering powerful solutions for 6 major indications: Skin Remodeling, Vascular Lesions, Pigmented Lesions, Tone and Texture, Hair Removal and Acne. Each may be treated using a single technology or a combination of technologies and treatment approaches to achieve outstanding clinical results. The modules are designed to work independently or together as a single cohesive, harmonious system.

“We are very excited to introduce this robust platform that opens the door to multiple generations, addressing the aesthetic concerns of patients of all ages- from teens to older adults. The versatility of the Harmony platform allows Doctors to provide tailored, customized solutions for every age group, while also building long term relationships by meeting their needs as they change over time,” said Alma’s CEO, Dr. Ziv Karni. 

Among the latest innovations are:

  • ClearLift 4D the First Fractional Q-Switched Laser now with Depth Control  Variable depth control allows practitioners to combine both deep and superficial treatment approaches depending on the area being treated, the skin type and the indication.
  • The new ClearSkin™ with Cooled ER:Glass 1540 Laser with Vacuum the first technology to combine a non-ablative laser with simultaneous contact cooling and vacuum technology to treat acne vulgaris safely and effectively.

“Treating patients with the unique Er:Glass 1540 laser supported with vacuum and cooling, for the treatment of acne vulgaris, was effective – showing significant improvements with no side effects,” said Prof. Moshe Lapidoth, Dermatologist Head of the Laser Unit, Dermatology Dep., Rabin Medical Center, Petach Tikva, Israel.

Featured Presentations at the Alma Lasers Booth (#2428):

AAD Date/Time

Speaker

Topic

Saturday, March 21  12:00-12:30

 

Dr. Martin Braun

 

ClearLift™ – The All New
Alma ClearLift™ 4D

Saturday,  March 21   3:15-3:45

Dr. David Goldberg

HXL & DYE-VL – a Split
Face Comparison Study

About Alma Lasers:
Alma Lasers is a global innovator of laser, light-based, radiofrequency and ultrasound solutions for the aesthetic and surgical markets. We enable practitioners to offer safe and effective procedures while allowing patients to benefit from state-of-the-art, clinically proven technologies and treatments.

Visit us at www.almalasers.com   

Photo – http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20150320/183395
Photo – http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20150320/183396
Photo – http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20150320/183397

Just in time for the 10th anniversary of the Scent of Peace, our celebrated, bestselling eau de parfum, Bond No. 9 and our founder-president Laurice Rahme are proud to announce winning the UN Women for Peace Association’s coveted Peace Award

— This is a coincidence we as peacekeeping perfumers cherish

NEW YORK, March 20, 2015 /PRNewswire/ — Laurice Rahme, president of Bond No. 9, is honored to announce that she and the New York-centric, NoHo-based global parfumerie she founded in 2003 received the coveted Peace Award at the United Nations Women for Peace Association’s Annual Awards Luncheon, held at UN headquarters on March 6, 2015. Overseen by UN Secretary General Ban Ki-Moon, the award was presented by his wife, UNWFPA Patron Ban Soon-taek, as well as UNWFPA Board Chair Muna Rihani Al-Nasser. The award acknowledges Bond No. 9 and Ms. Rahme’s support of UNWFPA, their ambition to spread peace internationally, and their campaign to raise funds for the cause via the Scent of Peace—a sensuous eau de parfum homage to peace.

Experience the interactive Multimedia News Release here: http://www.multivu.com/players/English/7475651-bond-no-9-scent-of-peace-award/

Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20150319/183221 

“Peace smells good to me,” said Ms. Rahme on receiving her and Bond No. 9’s award. Indeed, she added, “we have bottled peace,” referring to the Scent of Peace, our No. 1 bestselling fragrance, now, by coincidence, celebrating its 10th anniversary. Like the entire Bond No. 9 collection, this spirited modern grapefruit-black currant-lily-cedarwood melange takes its inspiration from New York, this great UN headquarters city–as a place of tolerance and detente, where disparate neighborhoods thrive in proximity and sometimes blend (like a beautiful perfume). The Scent of Peace derives from this consensus that hovers like a dove over our entire city. And appropriately enough, the flacon displays a dove in graceful flight. We see this emissary of peace wafting through our city, across the country, and across the seas, bringing its airborne message to the world.

So successful has this women’s-oriented eau de parfum been that men requested their own scented tribute to peace, and since we value men’s pivotal role in world peace, we complied in 2013 with the Scent of Peace for Men, echoing the original fragrance’s blackcurrant and cedarwood notes.

www.bondno9.com

Jumei Reports Unaudited Fourth Quarter and Full Year 2014 Financial Results

BEIJING, March 17, 2015 /PRNewswire/ — Jumei International Holding Limited (NYSE: JMEI) (“Jumei” or the “Company”), China’s leading online retailer of beauty products, today announced its unaudited financial results for the fourth quarter and full year ended December 31, 2014. The Company will host a conference call to discuss the results at 8:30 AM U.S. Eastern Daylight Time on March 17, 2015 (8:30 PM China time on the same day).

Fourth Quarter 2014 Highlights

  • Total net GMV[1] decreased by 3.0% year-over-year to US$235.2 million, primarily due to a decrease in total orders[2], partially offset by an increase in the number of active customers[3].
  • Net revenues increased by 18.5% year-over-year to US$166.0 million.
  • The number of active customers increased by 2.1% year-over-year to 4.8 million.
  • The number of total orders decreased by 5.9% from the same period last year to 9.6 million.
  • Gross profit as a percentage of net revenues decreased to 30.4% from 42.6% in the same period of 2013. Gross profit as a percentage of total net GMV decreased to 21.4% from 24.6% in the same period of 2013. The decreases were primarily due to the Company’s shift in strategy from beauty product marketplace sales to merchandise sales that started in September 2014.
  • Net income attributable to Jumei’s ordinary shareholders increased to US$10.7 million from a net loss attributable to Jumei’s ordinary shareholder of US$15.5 million in the same period of 2013. Net margin attributable to Jumei’s ordinary shareholders was 6.4%, compared with negative 11.0% in the same period of 2013.
  • Non-GAAP net income attributable to Jumei’s ordinary shareholders[4] was US$11.7 million, a decrease of 25.5% from the same period of 2013. Non-GAAP net margin attributable to Jumei’s ordinary shareholders[5] was 7.0%, compared with 11.2% in the same period of 2013.

Full Year 2014 Highlights

  • Total net GMV increased by 30.9% year-over-year to US$1.07 billion, primarily due to the increases in the number of active customers and total orders.
  • Net revenues increased by 31.0% year-over-year to US$632.9 million.
  • The number of active customers increased by 26.7% year-over-year to 13.3 million.
  • Total orders increased by 18.3% year-over-year to 42.6 million.
  • Gross profit as a percentage of net revenues decreased to 39.5% from 41.3% in 2013. Gross profit as a percentage of total net GMV decreased to 23.4% from 24.5% in 2013. The decreases were primarily due to the Company’s shift in strategy from beauty product marketplace sales to merchandise sales that started in September 2014.
  • Net income attributable to Jumei’s ordinary shareholders was US$56.0 million, compared with US$15.8 million in 2013. Net margin attributable to Jumei’s ordinary shareholders was 8.8%, compared with 3.3% in 2013.
  • Non-GAAP net income[6] was US$72.3 million, compared with US$57.8 million in 2013. Non-GAAP net income attributable to Jumei’s ordinary shareholders was US$62.4 million, compared with US$48.6 million in 2013. Non-GAAP net margin attributable to Jumei’s ordinary shareholders was 9.9%, compared with 10.1% in 2013.

[1]

“Net GMV” means the sum of (i) net revenues generated from merchandise sales, and (ii) net revenues generated from marketplace services plus corresponding payables to third-party merchants;

[2]

“Total orders” means the total number of orders placed during a period, excluding rejected or returned orders;

[3]

“Active customer” means a customer that made at least one purchase during a specified period;

[4]

“Non-GAAP net income attributable to Jumei’s ordinary shareholders” is a non-GAAP financial measure defined as net income attributable to Jumei’s ordinary shareholders excluding share-based compensation expenses. See “Use of Non-GAAP Financial Measures” and “Unaudited Reconciliation of GAAP and Non-GAAP Results”.

[5]

“Non-GAAP net margin attributable to Jumei’s ordinary shareholders” is a non-GAAP financial measure defined as Non-GAAP net income attributable to Jumei’s ordinary shareholders divided by net revenues. See “Use of Non-GAAP Financial Measures.”

[6]

“Non-GAAP net income” is a non-GAAP financial measure defined as net income excluding share-based compensation expenses. See “Use of Non-GAAP Financial Measures.”

Mr. Leo Chen, founder and CEO of Jumei, stated, “We are pleased to report a solid recovery of our business as we record our eleventh consecutive quarter of profitability on a non-GAAP basis. While fourth quarter 2014 was a full transitional quarter during which we no longer had beauty product marketplace business, we are very encouraged by the strong first quarter 2015 outlook that we are able to share with you today. The particularly strong sequential and year-on-year net revenue guidance indicates a strong recovery driven by Jumei Global which witnessed rapid growth from late December 2014. Not only were we able to fully replace former beauty product marketplace SKUs with Jumei Global, we were also able to achieve what we believe is best-in-class quality control and customer satisfaction. Jumei passed every test with a 100% authenticity rating during multiple e-commerce product sampling tests performed by State Administration for Industry and Commerce in 2014. In a report published on March 13, 2015 by the China e-Business Research Center, a well-known independent e-commerce research firm, Jumei was among the two e-commerce companies out of 20 that achieved five star status and the highest levels of customer satisfaction in 2014. The report was based on a large sample size of approximately 100,000 customer feedback.

By offering direct purchase from brand, competitive pricing and fast delivery speed, Jumei Global is currently the largest cross border ecommerce platform in China and a crucial part of Jumei’s growth strategy in 2015. “

Unaudited Fourth Quarter 2014 Financial Results

Total net revenues were US$166.0 million, an increase of 18.5% from US$140.1 million in the fourth quarter of 2013. The increase was primarily attributable to the increase in the number of active customers and the shift from beauty product marketplace sales to merchandise sales.

Gross profit was US$50.4 million, a decrease of 15.4% from US$59.6 million in the fourth quarter of 2013. Gross profit as a percentage of net revenues decreased to 30.4% from 42.6% in the same period of 2013. Gross profit from merchandise sales as a percentage of net GMV of merchandise sales decreased to 25.3% from 31.9% in the same period of 2013, and gross profit as a percentage of net GMV decreased to 21.4% from 24.6% in the same period of 2013. The decrease was primarily due to the shift from beauty product marketplace sales to merchandise sales.

Total operating expenses were US$46.4 million, a decrease of 34.6% from US$70.9 million in the fourth quarter of 2013. Operating expenses as a percentage of total net GMV decreased to 19.7% from 29.3% in the same period of 2013. The decrease was mainly due to a one-time share-based compensation expense of US$30.2 million incurred in the fourth quarter of 2013, but none in the fourth quarter of 2014.

  • Fulfillment expenses were US$14.8 million, a decrease of 15.9% from US$17.6 million in the same period of 2013. Fulfillment expenses as a percentage of total net GMV decreased to 6.3% from 7.3% in the same period of 2013. The decline was primarily due to a percentage decrease of fulfilled orders over total orders.
  • Marketing expenses were US$19.9 million, an increase of 20.8% from US$16.5 million in the same period of 2013. Marketing expenses as a percentage of total net GMV increased to 8.5% from 6.8% in the same period of 2013. The increase was primarily a result of the higher number of marketing campaigns and brand promotion activities that Jumei launched during the quarter, and reflects the Company’s efforts to grow its customer base and further promotion.
  • Technology and content expenses were US$7.1 million, an increase of 115.3% from US$3.3 million in the same period of 2013. Technology and content expenses as a percentage of total net GMV increased to 3.0% from 1.4% in the same period of 2013. The significant increase reflects Jumei’s continuous investments in its information technology platform and the Company’s commitment to attract top research and development talent in order to provide better technology-enabled services to both consumers and merchants.
  • General and administrative expenses were US$4.6 million, a decrease of 86.3% from US$33.5 million in the same period of 2013. General and administrative expenses as a percentage of total net GMV decreased to 1.9% from 13.8% in the same period of 2013. The significant decrease was mainly due to a decrease in related share-based compensation expenses, which declined to US$0.6 million in the fourth quarter 2014 from US$30.5 million in the same period in 2013. The fourth quarter of 2013 included a one-time share-based compensation expense of US$30.2 million.

Income from operations was US$4.0 million, a significant increase from a loss from operations of US$11.3 million in the same period of 2013.

Non-GAAP income from operations, which excludes US$1.0 million in share-based compensation expenses, was US$5.0 million, a decrease of 74.8% from US$19.8 million in the same period of 2013.

Net income attributable to Jumei’s ordinary shareholders was US$10.7 million, which compares with a net loss attributable to Jumei’s ordinary shareholders of US$15.5 million in the same period of 2013, primarily due to the one-time share-based compensation expense of US$30.2 million in 2013, and the conversion of the Company’s preferred shares into ordinary shares at the completion of our initial public offering in May 2014. Net margin attributable to Jumei’s ordinary shareholders increased to 6.4% from negative 11.0% in the same period of 2013. Net income per basic and diluted ADS attributable to Jumei’s ordinary shareholders were both US$0.07, compared with net loss per basic and diluted ADS attributable to Jumei’s ordinary shareholders of both US$0.24 for the same period of 2013.

Non-GAAP net income attributable to Jumei’s ordinary shareholders, which excludes share-based compensation expenses, was US$11.7 million, a decrease of 25.5% from US$15.7 million in the same period of 2013. Non-GAAP net margin attributable to Jumei’s ordinary shareholders decreased to 7.0% from 11.2% in the same period of 2013. Non-GAAP net income per basic and diluted ADS attributable to Jumei’s ordinary shareholders were both US$0.08, compared with both US$0.25 in the same period of 2013.

Full Year 2014 Financial Results

Net GMV increased by 30.9% year-over-year to US$1.07 billion, primarily due to a 26.7% increase in the number of active customers and an 18.3% increase in total orders.

Net revenues increased by 31.0% year-over-year to US$632.9 million, primarily driven by the increases in active customers and total orders.

The number of active customers was 13.3 million, an increase of 26.7% from 10.5 million in 2013.

The number of total orders was 42.6 million, an increase of 18.3% from 36.0 million in 2013.

Gross profit increased by 25.3% to US$250.2 million from US$199.7 million in 2013. Gross margin decreased slightly to 39.5% from 41.3% in the prior year.

Income from operations increased to US$59.4 million from US$38.3 million in the prior year. Operating margin was 9.4% compared with 7.9% in the prior year.

Non-GAAP income from operations was US$65.7 million, compared with US$71.1 million in the prior year. Non-GAAP operating margin was 10.4%, compared with 14.7% in the prior year.

Net income attributable to Jumei’s ordinary shareholders was US$56.0 million, compared with US$15.8 million in the prior year. Net margin attributable to Jumei’s ordinary shareholders was 8.8%, compared with 3.3% in the prior year.

Net income per basic and diluted ADS attributable to Jumei’s ordinary shareholders were US$0.49 and US$0.45, compared with US$0.27 and US$0.19 in the prior year.

Non-GAAP net income was US$72.3 million, compared with US$57.8 million in the prior year. Non-GAAP net income attributable to Jumei’s ordinary shareholders was US$62.4 million, compared with US$48.6 million in the prior year. Non-GAAP net margin attributable to Jumei’s ordinary shareholders was 9.9%, compared with 10.1% in the prior year.

Non-GAAP net income per basic and diluted ADS attributable to Jumei’s ordinary shareholders were US$0.54 and US$0.50, compared with US$0.82 and US$0.58 in the prior year.

Balance Sheet

As of December 31, 2014, the Company had cash and cash equivalents of US$165.4 million, and short-term investments of US$412.6 million.

Business Outlook

For the first quarter of 2015, the Company expects total net revenues to be between US$224.5 million and US$232.3 million, representing a year-over-year growth rate of approximately 45% to 50%.

These forecasts reflect the Company’s current and preliminary view, which is subject to change.

Conference Call

Jumei’s management will host a conference call on Tuesday, March 17, 2015 at 8:30 a.m. U.S. Eastern Daylight Time (8:30 p.m. Beijing/Hong Kong Time on the same day) to discuss the financial results.

The dial-in details for the earnings conference call are as follows:

Hong Kong:

800-908-575 (Toll Free)

3056-2688 (Toll/Mobile)

China:

800-803-6152 (Toll Free)

400-603-9021 (Toll/Mobile)

USA:

1-877-679-2987 (Toll Free)

646-502-5131 (Toll/Mobile)

UK:

0800-376-2927 (Toll Free)

020-7660-2114 (Toll/Mobile)

Participant PIN Code:

887327#

Please dial in 10 minutes before the call is scheduled to begin and provide the passcode to join the call.

A telephone replay of the call will be available after the conclusion of the conference call through 12:00 a.m. U.S. Eastern Standard Time, April 14, 2015. The dial-in details for the replay are as follows:

Hong Kong and International:

852-3060-0238

USA:

1-866-345-5132

Passcode:

214732#

A live and archived webcast of the conference call will be available on the Investor Relations section of Jumei’s website at http://jumei.investorroom.com/.

Use of Non-GAAP Financial Measures

To supplement the consolidated financial statements presented in accordance with the United States Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (“GAAP”), Jumei uses non-GAAP income from operations, non-GAAP net income, non-GAAP net income attributable to Jumei’s ordinary shareholders, non-GAAP operating margin, non-GAAP net margin attributable to Jumei’s ordinary shareholders, and non-GAAP net income per ADS attributable to Jumei’s ordinary shareholders, by excluding share-based compensation expenses from operating profit, net income and net income attributable to the Company’s shareholders, respectively. The Company believes these non-GAAP financial measures are important to help investors understand Jumei’s operating and financial performance, compare business trends among different reporting periods on a consistent basis and assess Jumei’s core operating results, as they exclude certain expenses that are not expected to result in cash payments. The use of the above non-GAAP financial measures has certain limitations. Share-based compensation expenses have been and will continue to be incurred in the future and are not reflected in the presentation of the non-GAAP financial measures, but should be considered in the overall evaluation of Jumei’s results. The Company compensates for these limitations by providing the relevant disclosure of its share-based compensation expenses in the reconciliations to the most directly comparable GAAP financial measures, which should be considered when evaluating Jumei’s performance. These non-GAAP financial measures should be considered in addition to financial measures prepared in accordance with GAAP, but should not be considered a substitute for, or superior to, financial measures prepared in accordance with GAAP. Reconciliation of each of these non-GAAP financial measures to the most directly comparable GAAP financial measure is set forth at the end of this release.

About Jumei International Holding Limited

Jumei (NYSE: JMEI) is China’s No. 1 online retailer of beauty products as measured by gross merchandise volume, with a market share of 22.1% in 2013, according to a commissioned research report by Frost & Sullivan. Jumei’s internet platform is a trusted destination for consumers to discover and purchase branded beauty products, fashionable apparel and other lifestyle products through the Company’s jumei.com website and mobile application. Leveraging its deep understanding of customer needs and preferences, as well as its strong merchandizing capabilities, Jumei has adopted multiple effective sales formats to encourage product purchases on its platform, including curated sales, online shopping mall and flash sales.

Safe Harbor Statement

This announcement contains forward-looking statements. These statements are made under the “safe harbor” provisions of the U.S. Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. These forward-looking statements can be identified by terminology such as “will,” “expects,” “anticipates,” “future,” “intends,” “plans,” “believes,” “estimates” and similar statements. Among other things, the business outlook and quotations from management in this announcement, as well as Jumei’s strategic and operational plans, contain forward-looking statements. Jumei may also make written or oral forward-looking statements in its periodic reports to the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”) on Forms 20-F and 6-K, in its annual report to shareholders, in press releases and other written materials and in oral statements made by its officers, directors or employees to third parties. Statements that are not historical facts, including statements about Jumei’s beliefs and expectations, are forward-looking statements. Forward-looking statements involve inherent risks and uncertainties. A number of factors could cause actual results to differ materially from those contained in any forward-looking statement, including but not limited to the following: the Company’s goals and strategies; the Company’s future business development, results of operations and financial condition; the expected growth of the Company’s curated sales, online shopping mall and flash sales in China; the expected growth of Jumei Global, the Company’s ability to attract and retain new customers and to increase revenues generated from repeat customers; its ability to obtain the authorization of more exclusive products; its expectations regarding demand for and market acceptance of its products and services; trends and competition in China’s online retailers of beauty products; fluctuations in general economic and business conditions in China and assumptions underlying or related to any of the foregoing. Further information regarding these and other risks is included in Jumei’s filings with the SEC, including its registration statement on Form F-1, as amended. All information provided in this press release and in the attachments is as of the date of this press release, and Jumei does not undertake any obligation to update any forward-looking statement, except as required under applicable law.

For investor and media inquiries, please contact:

Jumei International Holding Limited
Mr. Sterling Song
Investor Relations Director
Phone: +86-10-5676-6983
kans@jumei.com

Christensen
In China
Mr. Christian Arnell
Phone: +86-10-5900-1548
E-mail: carnell@christensenir.com

In US
Ms. Linda Bergkamp
Phone: +1-480-614-3004
Email: lbergkamp@ChristensenIR.com


JUMEI INTERNATIONAL HOLDING LIMITED

UNAUDITED CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS

(U.S. dollars in thousands, except share data and per share data)

December 31, 2013

December 31, 2014

US$

US$

ASSETS

Current assets:

Cash and cash equivalents

111,402

165,407

Short-term investments

4,100

412,555

Loan receivables

2,533

Accounts receivable, net

2,807

4,403

Inventories

32,653

101,613

Advances to suppliers

22,343

8,759

Prepayments and other current assets

9,289

32,852

Deferred tax assets

292

424

Total current assets

182,886

728,546

Noncurrent assets:

Property, equipment and software, net

5,394

8,289

Intangible assets, net

36

18

Goodwill

2,320

2,320

Deferred tax assets

2,706

1,497

Other non-current assets

1,969

2,645

Total non-current assets

12,425

14,769

Total assets

195,311

743,315

Current liabilities

Accounts payable

88,766

145,442

Amount due to related parties

280

Advances from customers

4,506

11,070

Short-term loan

1,611

Tax payable

16,264

13,661

Accrued expenses and other current liabilities

9,835

20,169

Total current liabilities

119,651

191,953

Non-current liabilities

Other non-current liabilities

843

Total non-current liabilities

843

Total liabilities

119,651

192,796

Mezzanine Equity

Series A-1 Redeemable Preferred Shares

647

Series A-2 Redeemable Preferred Shares

8,854

Series B Redeemable Preferred Shares

7,683

Total mezzanine equity

17,184

Shareholders’ equity:

Ordinary shares

20

36

Additional paid-in capital

32,652

459,108

Statutory reserves

449

451

Retained earnings

24,238

89,404

Accumulated other comprehensive income

1,117

1,260

Jumei’s shareholders equity

58,476

550,259

Noncontrolling interests

260

Total shareholders equity

58,476

550,519

Total liabilities, mezzanine equity and shareholders equity

195,311

743,315

JUMEI INTERNATIONAL HOLDING LIMITED

UNAUDITED CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF COMPREHENSIVE INCOME/ (LOSS)

(U.S. dollars in thousands, except share data and per share data)

For the three months ended

For the twelve months ended

December 31, 2013

September 30, 2014

December 31, 2014

December 31, 2013

December 31, 2014

US$

US$

US$

US$

US$

Net revenues:

Merchandise sales

118,220

138,559

154,676

413,050

546,384

Marketplace services

21,848

19,187

11,279

69,946

86,535

Total net revenues

140,068

157,746

165,955

482,996

632,919

Cost of revenues

(80,463)

(97,824)

(115,535)

(283,317)

(382,719)

Gross profit

59,605

59,922

50,420

199,679

250,200

Operating expenses:

Fulfillment expenses

(17,615)

(16,556)

(14,809)

(59,228)

(70,775)

Marketing expenses

(16,493)

(15,990)

(19,922)

(52,151)

(81,277)

Technology and content expenses

(3,302)

(6,043)

(7,110)

(10,023)

(22,090)

General and administrative expenses

(33,525)

(4,149)

(4,578)

(40,013)

(16,690)

Total operating expenses

(70,935)

(42,738)

(46,419)

(161,415)

(190,832)

Income/(loss) from operations

(11,330)

17,184

4,001

38,264

59,368

Other income/(expenses):

Interest income

254

5,320

4,971

916

13,381

Others, net

(17)

1,866

3,137

127

9,184

Income/(loss) before tax

(11,093)

24,370

12,109

39,307

81,933

Income tax expenses

(3,909)

(4,874)

(1,374)

(14,303)

(15,973)

Net income/(loss)

(15,002)

19,496

10,735

25,004

65,960

Net income attributable to noncontrolling interests

(36)

(36)

Net income/(loss) attributable to Jumei International
Holding Limited

(15,002)

19,496

10,699

25,004

65,924

Accretion to preferred share redemption value

(448)

(1,795)

(755)

Income allocation to participating Redeemable Preferred
Shares

(7,403)

(9,127)

Net income/(loss) attributable to Jumei’s ordinary
shareholders

(15,450)

19,496

10,699

15,806

56,042

Net income/(loss)

(15,002)

19,496

10,735

25,004

65,960

Foreign currency translation adjustment, net of nil tax

292

122

750

1,101

143

Total comprehensive income/(loss)

(14,710)

19,618

11,485

26,105

66,103

Comprehensive income attributable to noncontrolling
interests

(35)

(35)

Comprehensive income/(loss) attributable to Jumei
International Holding Limited

(14,710)

19,618

11,450

26,105

66,068

Net income per share attributable to Jumei’s ordinary
shareholders

– Basic

(0.24)

0.13

0.07

0.27

0.49

– Diluted

(0.24)

0.13

0.07

0.19

0.45

Net income per ADS attributable to Jumei’s ordinary

shareholders (1 ordinary share equals to 1 ADS)

Basic

(0.24)

0.13

0.07

0.27

0.49

– Diluted

(0.24)

0.13

0.07

0.19

0.45

Weighted average shares outstanding used in computing
net income per share attributable to Jumei’s ordinary

shareholders

Basic

63,987,598 63,987,598

144,712,235 150,594,342

144,781,590 150,120,447

59,475,739 83,196,788

115,090,686 125,217,054

– Diluted

For the three months ended

For the twelve months ended

December 31, 2013

September 30, 2014

December 31, 2014

December 31, 2013

December 31, 2014

US$

US$

US$

US$

US$

Share-based compensation expenses included are

follows:

Fulfillment expenses

231

243

243

382

955

Marketing expenses

184

278

(172)

481

1,629

Technology and content expenses

269

369

329

785

1,358

General and administrative expenses

30,474

618

599

31,144

2,423

Total

31,158

1,508

999

32,792

6,365

JUMEI INTERNATIONAL HOLDING LIMITED

UNAUDITED RECONCILIATION OF GAAP AND NON-GAAP RESULTS

(U.S. dollars in thousands, except share data and per share data)

For the three months ended

For the twelve months ended

December 31, 2013

September 30, 2014

December 31, 2014

December 31, 2013

December 31, 2014

US$

US$

US$

US$

US$

Income/(loss) from operations

(11,330)

17,184

4,001

38,264

59,368

Share-based compensation expenses

31,158

1,508

999

32,792

6,365

Non-GAAP income from operations

19,828

18,692

5,000

71,056

65,733

Net income/(loss) attributable to Jumei’s
ordinary shareholders

(15,450)

19,496

10,699

15,806

56,042

Share-based compensation expenses

31,158

1,508

999

32,792

6,365

Non-GAAP net income attributable to Jumei’s
ordinary shareholders

15,708

21,004

11,698

48,598

62,407

Non-GAAP net income per share attributable
to Jumei’s ordinary shareholders

– Basic

0.25

0.15

0.08

0.82

0.54

– Diluted

0.25

0.14

0.08

0.58

0.50

Non-GAAP net income per ADS attributable
to Jumei’s ordinary shareholders (1
ordinary share equals to 1 ADS)

– Basic

0.25

0.15

0.08

0.82

0.54

– Diluted

0.25

0.14

0.08

0.58

0.50

Non-GAAP weighted average shares
outstanding used in computing net income
per share attributable to Jumei’s ordinary
shareholders:

– Basic

63,987,598

144,712,235

144,781,590

59,475,739

115,090,686

– Diluted

63,987,598

150,594,342

150,120,447

83,196,788

125,217,054

To view the original version on PR Newswire, visit:http://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/jumei-reports-unaudited-fourth-quarter-and-full-year-2014-financial-results-300051113.html