Viomi Technology Co., Ltd Reports Fourth Quarter and Full Year 2021 Unaudited Financial Results


Viomi Technology Co., Ltd (“Viomi” or the “Company”) (NASDAQ: VIOT), a leading IoT @ Home technology company in China, today announced its unaudited financial results for the fourth quarter and full year ended December 31, 2021.

Fourth Quarter 2021 Financial and Operating Highlights

  • Net revenues reached RMB1,332.8 million (US$209.1 million), compared to RMB1,889.0 million for the fourth quarter of 2020.
  • Gross margin increased to 25.6% from 23.5% for the fourth quarter of 2020.
  • Net income attributable to ordinary shareholders of the Company was RMB22.7 million (US$3.6 million).
  • Non-GAAP net income attributable to ordinary shareholders of the Company[1] was RMB33.5 million (US$5.3 million).
  • Number of cumulative household users reached approximately 6.6 million, compared to approximately 6.3 million as of the end of the third quarter of 2021 and approximately 5.1 million as of the end of the fourth quarter of 2020.
  • Percentage of household users with at least two connected products reached 21.5%, compared to 21.1% as of the end of the third quarter of 2021 and 20.0% as of the end of the fourth quarter of 2020.

[1] “Non-GAAP net income attributable to ordinary shareholders of the Company” is defined as net income attributable to ordinary shareholders of the Company excluding share-based compensation expenses. See “Use of Non-GAAP Measures” and “Reconciliation of GAAP and Non-GAAP Results” included in this press release.

Full Year 2021 Financial and Operating Highlights

  • Net revenues reached RMB5,303.8 million (US$832.3 million), compared to RMB5,825.6 million for 2020.
  • Gross margin increased to 22.6% from 18.6% for 2020.
  • Net income attributable to ordinary shareholders of the Company was RMB88.6 million (US$13.9 million).
  • Non-GAAP net income attributable to ordinary shareholders of the Company was RMB136.0 million (US$21.3 million).

“In the past few months, we continued to enhance our one-stop IoT home solutions, with an increasing sales contribution from our high-end products. Thanks to our ongoing product portfolio adjustments, we achieved a gross margin of 25.6% for the fourth quarter, maintaining a consecutive year-over-year growth since the fourth quarter of 2020 and once again demonstrating the strengths of our product lineup and growing brand recognition,” said Mr. Xiaoping Chen, Founder and Chief Executive Officer of Viomi.

“At our strategic new product launch event in March 2022, we introduced our upgraded one-stop IoT home solution, ‘1=N44,’ which includes (i) the comprehensive product portfolio of smart home appliances and home devices across home scenarios; (ii) four major smart home capabilities supported by HomeMap, our whole-home visualization technology, including automatic networking, active intelligence, spatial awareness and natural interactions; and (iii) additional four services for our users, such as smart home solution design, OTA upgrades, a membership system and value-added services. Furthermore, we enriched our bundled smart home solution offerings with packages designed for various types of households, including our RMB60,000 – RMB80,000 Super packages for large apartments worth over one million RMB, our RMB200,000 Space packages for penthouses, and our RMB300,000 Royal series for houses valued at over one hundred million RMB, which we believe can collectively deliver a premium customized AI experience for the high-end market.”

“As a pioneer in one-stop IoT home solutions, we view our products as the carrier that can bring an upgraded whole-home IoT experience and we optimize product functionalities through software and AI application. At the March event we also introduced a series of high-end products with our currently most advanced AI technology, underscoring our ‘trending technology’ branding positioning. These new products include our all-space AI air conditioner Space Pro, which utilizes active manganese to help remove formaldehyde; Boss, our AI business refrigerator equipped with 3D somatosensory sensors; Super 2, our 2000G large-flux water purifier, which uses ultra-micro bubbles to remove agricultural residues; and a new series of smart home devices such as HomePad Plus, our AI screen-based control interface and Cyber 2T, our smart lock with 3D facial recognition and video functions. We also launched several new products under our premium brand coKiing, including the Royal Pro series of double-screen refrigerators and AI twin-tub washing machines, as well as the Royal series of AI dishwashers featuring ionic sterilization and AI laser interactive smart screens.”

“Beyond these new products, we also continued to execute our ‘larger store, better merchant’ channel strategy. We are opening additional immersive offline stores encompassing over 200 or 300 square meters in tier-one, new tier-one and tier-two cities to enhance our ‘trending technology’ branding positioning as well as provide our customers with a more comprehensive, premium smart home experience,” Mr. Chen added.

“Moreover, we optimized our product portfolio on new content channels and continued to improve our brand marketing during the quarter. Following the establishment of a dedicated content marketing and sales team for new channels such as Pinduoduo and Douyin last year, we have continually refined our product categories on these channels by adding products with mid- and high-end positioning or high gross margins. We also continued to strengthen our ‘trending technology’ brand awareness and increase our exposure on these new channels through key opinion leaders (“KOL”) live streaming and recommendations, as well as other marketing activities.”

“In addition, we also had some progresses on our overseas market business. In the fourth quarter, we entered into markets in SingaporeGermanyItaly and other countries. Further, our cooperation with international sales agents has been fruitful, leading to new partnerships with large-scale agents in northern Europe and Germany, among others. We also extended our self-operated model to new overseas markets. Besides the U.S. Amazon store we launched last August, we just opened a self-operated Amazon store in Italy in March 2022, with additional self-operated European Amazon stores to come into service in the coming months.”

Mr. Chen concluded, “By strategically shifting from ‘selling products’ to ‘selling solutions,’ we believe we have pioneered a new business model in the smart home industry while improving our smart products, IoT capabilities and services for our one-stop IoT home solutions. We have also strengthened our ‘trending technology’ branding as we enter the high-end market. Looking into this year, we will increase our investments in marketing and channels to promote our strategic products and brand recognition. Meanwhile, we will also continue to optimize our product lines and upgrade our technology, achieving healthy, long-term growth.”

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