\--Completed transformation to 100% institutional funding-- \--Eliminated outstanding loan balance of legacy P2P lending business--SHANGHAI, China, Nov. 30, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Jiayin Group Inc. (“Jiayin” or the “Company”) (NASDAQ: JFIN), a leading fintech platform in China, today announced its unaudited financial results for the third quarter ended September 30, 2020.Third Quarter 2020 Operational and Financial Highlights : * Loan origination volume1 was RMB3,330 million (US$490.5 million), representing a decrease of 29.4% from the same period of 2019, and an increase of 48.8% sequentially. * Average borrowing amount per borrower was RMB6,556 (US$965.6), representing a decrease of 12.0% from the same period of 2019. * Repeat borrowing rate2 was 74.5%, compared with repeat borrowing rate of 52.7% in the same period of 2019. * Institutional funding accounted for 100% of the total loans facilitated, compared with 8.2% in the same period of 2019. * Net revenue was RMB401.3 million (US$59.1 million), representing a decrease of 21.4% from the same period of 2019, and an increase of 63.8% sequentially. * Operating income was RMB150.0 million (US$22.1 million), representing an increase of 79.6% from the same period of 2019, and an increase of 212.5% sequentially. * Net income was RMB88.4 million (US$13.0 million), representing an increase of 8.1% from the same period of 2019, and an increase of 115.1% sequentially.Mr. Yan Dinggui, the Founder, Director and Chief Executive Officer, commented: “I am excited to report another solid quarter of strong business performance. Most notably, we completed the business transition upon which we embarked at the start of the year. I am proud to announce that as of November 10, 2020, the outstanding loan balance of our legacy P2P lending business was reduced to zero! This marks a significant milestone. Jiayin has successfully transformed to a finance technology company fully funded only by institutions. Considering that at this time one year ago, our platform funding was over 90% from individuals, this rapid transition demonstrates our agility and outstanding execution capability.”Yan added, “In addition to successfully completing our funding transition, we continued to deliver encouraging business results despite the challenging environment. The loans we facilitated performed very well, investor confidence remained strong, we improved operating efficiency, and we maintained attractive profitability. In the quarter, our net income reached RMB88.4 million, up 8.1% year over year and 115.1% sequentially. This remarkable improvement demonstrates both the effectiveness of our growth strategy and our strong execution. Jiayin always strives to operate conservatively but profitably. We believe that our strong underlying business and brand recognition will enable us to achieve robust growth for the coming years.”Third Quarter 2020 Financial ResultsNet revenue was RMB401.3 million (US$59.1 million), representing a decrease of 21.4% from the same period of 2019.Revenue from loan facilitation services was RMB290.6 million (US$42.8 million), representing a decrease of 26.7% from the same period of 2019. The decrease was primarily due to the lower loan origination volume and the shift to institutional funding partners.Revenue from post-origination services was RMB33.7 million (US$5.0 million), representing a decrease of 43.2% from the same period of 2019. The decrease was due to the lower outstanding loan balance.Other revenue was RMB77.0 million (US11.3 million), representing an increase of 40.0% from the same period of 2019. The increase was primarily due to the variable consideration related to automated investment program recognized from loans previously facilitated under the P2P business.Origination and servicing expenses were RMB59.5 million (US$8.8 million), representing a decrease of 41.1% from the same period of 2019, primarily due to the lower volume of loans facilitated by the Company and reduced collection costs as the company no longer provides such services under its new business model.Allowance for uncollectable receivables, contract assets and loan receivables was RMB15.8 million (US$2.3 million), representing a decrease of 76.7% from the same period of 2019, primarily due to the the overall decrease of facilitation volume, as well as the relatively lower credit risk of the new business model.Sales and marketing expenses were RMB99.5 million (US$14.7 million), representing a decrease of 34.7% from the same period of 2019, primarily due to the lower customer acquisition expenses and reduced advertising spending for promotional activities.General and administrative expenses were RMB37.3 million (US$5.5 million), representing a decrease of 21.5% from the same period of 2019, primarily due to the decrease in share-based compensation expense and the decrease in salaries and personnel related costs, as well as other business-related expenses.Research and development expenses were RMB39.2 million (US$5.8 million), representing a decrease of 33.1% from the same period of 2019, primarily due to the decrease in share-based compensation expense and a more streamlined team in the technology and development department resulting from the business transition.Income from operations was RMB150.0 million (US$22.1 million), representing an increase of 79.6% from the same period of 2019, and an increase of 212.5% sequentially.Other income (expense), net was a net loss of RMB32.8 million (US$4.8 million), compared with a net gain of RMB7.3 million for the corresponding period in 2019. The loss in this quarter was primarily due to the estimated loss of short-term investments.Net income was RMB88.4 million (US$13.0 million), representing an increase of 8.1% from the same period of 2019, and an increase of 115.1% sequentially.Cash and cash equivalents were RMB94.8 million (US$14.0 million) as of September 30, 2020, compared with RMB69.9 million as of June 30, 2020.Conference Call The Company will host a conference call to discuss its financial results on Monday, November 30, 2020 at 8:00 a.m. US. Eastern Time (9:00 PM Beijing/Hong Kong Time).Please register in advance to join the conference using the link provided below and dial in 10 minutes before the call is scheduled to begin. Conference access information will be provided upon registration.Participant Online Registration: http://apac.directeventreg.com/registration/event/5890747A replay of the conference call may be accessed by phone at the following numbers until December 8, 2020. To access the replay, please reference the conference ID 5890747. Phone NumberToll-Free Number United States+1 (646) 254-3697+1 (855) 452-5696 Hong Kong+852 30512780+852 800963117 Mainland China +86 4006322162 +86 8008700205 A live and archived webcast of the conference call will be available on the company’s investors relations website at http://ir.jiayin-fintech.com/.About Jiayin Group Inc.Jiayin Group Inc. is a leading fintech platform in China committed to facilitating effective, transparent, secure and fast connections between investors and borrowers, whose needs are underserved by traditional financial institutions. The origin of the business of the Company can be traced back to 2011. The Company operates a highly secure and open platform with a comprehensive risk management system and a proprietary and effective risk assessment model which employs advanced big data analytics and sophisticated algorithms to accurately assess the risk profiles of potential borrowers.Exchange Rate InformationThis announcement contains translations of certain RMB amounts into U.S. dollars (“US$”) at a 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 RMB6.7896 to US$1.00, the exchange rate set forth in the H.10 statistical release of the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System as of September 30, 2020. The Company makes no representation that the RMB or US$ amounts referred could be converted into US$ or RMB, as the case may be, at any particular rate or at all.Safe Harbor / Forward-Looking StatementsThis announcement contains forward-looking statements. These statements are made under the “safe harbor” provisions of the United States 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. The Company may also make written or oral forward-looking statements in its periodic reports to the SEC, 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 the Company’s beliefs and expectations, are forward-looking statements. Forward-looking statements involve inherent risks and uncertainties and are based on current expectations, assumptions, estimates and projections about the Company and the industry. Potential risks and uncertainties include, but are not limited to, those relating to the Company’s ability to retain existing investors and borrowers and attract new investors and borrowers in an effective and cost-efficient way, the Company’s ability to increase the investment volume and loan origination of loans volume facilitated through its marketplace, effectiveness of the Company’s credit assessment model and risk management system, PRC laws and regulations relating to the online individual finance industry in China, general economic conditions in China, and the Company’s ability to meet the standards necessary to maintain listing of its ADSs on the Nasdaq Stock Market or other stock exchange, including its ability to cure any non-compliance with the continued listing criteria of the Nasdaq Stock Market. All information provided in this press release is as of the date hereof, and the Company 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 the Company 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 the Company is included in the Company’s filings with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, including its annual report on Form 20-F.For more information, please contact: In China:Jiayin Group Ms. Shelley Bai Email: firstname.lastname@example.orgThe Blueshirt Group Ms. Susie Wang Email: email@example.comIn the U.S.:Ms. Julia Qian Email: firstname.lastname@example.org JIAYIN GROUP INC. UNAUDITED CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS (Amounts in thousands, except for share and per share data) As of December 31, As of September 30, 2019 2020 RMB RMB US$ ASSETS Cash and cash equivalents 122,149 94,826 13,966 Restricted cash — 2,000 295 Amounts due from related parties3 130,722 5,604 825 Accounts receivable, net3 139,164 116,227 17,118 Loan receivables, net3 — 17,965 2,646 Short-term investment3 69,618 33,698 4,963 Prepaid expenses and other current assets 91,002 56,546 8,328 Deferred tax assets 68,292 68,292 10,058 Property and equipment 39,084 24,488 3,607 Right-of-use assets 37,215 13,152 1,937 Long-term investment 3,826 99,640 14,675 TOTAL ASSETS 701,072 532,438 78,418 LIABILITIES AND EQUITY Payroll and welfare payable 48,524 39,948 5,884 Amounts due to related parties 872 12,753 1,878 Refund liabilities 180,104 13,071 1,925 Tax payables 179,421 248,070 36,537 Accrued expenses and other current liabilities 158,705 81,681 12,030 Other payable related to the disposal of Shanghai Caiyin 839,830 680,683 100,254 Lease liabilities 35,215 11,101 1,635 TOTAL LIABILITIES 1,442,671 1,087,307 160,143 SHAREHOLDERS' DEFICIT Class A ordinary shares (US$ 0.000000005 par value; 100,100,000 shares issued and outstanding as of December 31, 2019 and September 30, 2020)4 0 0 0 Class B ordinary shares (US$ 0.000000005 par value; 116,000,000 shares issued and outstanding as of December 31, 2019 and September 30, 2020)4 0 0 0 Additional paid-in capital 777,408 799,602 117,769 Accumulated deficit (1,519,731) (1,352,471) (199,197) Other comprehensive income 469 (4,385) (647) Total Jiayin Group shareholder's deficit (741,854) (557,254) (82,075) Non-controlling interests 255 2,385 350 TOTAL SHAREHOLDERS' DEFICIT (741,599) (554,869) (81,725) TOTAL LIABILITIES AND DEFICIT 701,072 532,438 78,418 JIAYIN GROUP INC. UNAUDITED CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF COMPREHENSIVE INCOME (Amounts in thousands, except for share and per share data) For the Three Months Ended September 30, For the Nine Months Ended September 30, 2019 2020 2019 2020 RMB RMB US$ RMB RMB US$ Net revenue (including revenue from related parties of RMB 654 and RMB 993 for 2019Q3 and 2020Q3, respectively) 510,773 401,310 59,107 1,887,556 959,825 141,367 Operating cost and expenses: Origination and servicing (101,128) (59,478) (8,760) (354,929) (174,341) (25,678) Allowance for uncollectible accounts receivable, contract assets and loan receivables (67,780) (15,845) (2,334) (182,325) (56,971) (8,391) Sales and marketing (152,364) (99,500) (14,655) (492,336) (257,584) (37,938) General and administrative (47,465) (37,273) (5,490) (154,405) (112,099) (16,510) Research and development (58,566) (39,200) (5,774) (162,785) (109,674) (16,153) Total operating cost and expenses (427,303) (251,296) (37,013 ) (1,346,780) (710,669) (104,670) Income from operation 83,470 150,014 22,094 540,776 249,156 36,697 Interest income (expense) 88 2,488 366 (88) 7,727 1,138 Other income (expense), net 7,308 (32,763) (4,825) 20,876 (28,611) (4,214) Income before income taxes and income from investment in affiliates 90,866 119,739 17,635 561,564 228,272 33,621 Income tax expense (9,099) (32,128) (4,732) (79,623) (60,070) (8,847) Income from investment in affiliates — 740 109 — 713 105 Net income 81,767 88,351 13,012 481,941 168,915 24,879 Less: net income (loss) attributable to non-controlling interest shareholders 152 2,209 324 (76) 1,655 244 Net income attributable to Jiayin Group Inc. 81,615 86,142 12,688 482,017 167,260 24,635 Weighted average shares used in calculating net income per share: \- Basic and diluted 216,100,000 216,100,000 216,100,000 206,307,671 216,100,000 216,100,000 Net income per share: \- Basic and diluted 0.38 0.40 0.06 2.34 0.77 0.11 Other comprehensive income, net of tax of nil: Foreign currency translation adjustments 10,769 (8,449) (1,243) 10,777 (4,878) (719) Comprehensive income 92,536 79,902 11,769 492,718 164,037 24,160 Comprehensive income (loss) attributable to non-controlling interest 151 2,151 317 (76) 1,631 240 Total comprehensive income attributable to Jiayin Group Inc. 92,385 77,751 11,452 492,794 162,406 23,920 _____________________1 “Loan origination volume” refers to the total amount of loans facilitated in Mainland China during the period presented. 2 “Repeat borrowing rate” refers to the repeat borrowers as a percentage of all of our borrowers in Mainland China. 3 The Company has adopted “ASC 326, Financial Instruments — Credit Losses” beginning January 1, 2020 . As of now, the adoption of the new guidance did not have material impacts on the Company’s results of operations, financial condition or liquidity. 4 The total shares authorized for both Class A and Class B are 10,000,000,000,000.