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Pinduoduo Inc (PDD) Q1 2023 Earnings Call Transcript

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Pinduoduo Inc (NASDAQ: PDD) Q1 2023 earnings call dated May. 29, 2023

Corporate Participants:

Chen Pang — Investor Relations

Lei Chen — Chairman and Co-Chief Executive Officer

Jiazhen Zhao — Executive Director and Co-Chief Executive Officer

Jun Liu — Vice President of Finance

Analysts:

Joyce Ju — Bank of America — Analyst

Natalie Wu — Haitong International — Analyst

Kenneth Fong — Credit Suisse — Analyst

Presentation:

Operator

Ladies and gentlemen, thank you for standing by, and welcome to PDD Holdings, Inc first quarter 2023 Earnings Conference Call. [Operator Instructions] I must advise you that this conference is being recorded today. I would now like to hand the conference over to your host today, Mr. Chen Pang. Sir, please go ahead.

Chen Pang — Investor Relations

Thank you, operator. Hello, everyone, and thank you for joining us today. My name is Chen and I will help host the earnings call. PDD Holdings earnings release was distributed earlier and is available on our website at investor.pddholdings.com as well as through GlobeNewswire Services. Before we begin, I would like to refer you to our safe harbor statement in earnings press release, which applies to this call as we will make certain forward-looking statements.

Also, this call includes discussions of certain non-GAAP financial measures. Please refer to our earnings release, which contains a reconciliation of the non-GAAP measures to GAAP measures. Joining us today on the call are Chen Lei, our Chairman and Co-Chief Executive Officer; Zhao Jiazhen, our Executive Director and Co-Chief Executive Officer; Liu Jun, our VP of Finance. Lei and Jiazhen will make some general remarks on our performance for the past quarter and our strategic focus. Jun will then take us through our financial results for the first quarter ended March 31, 2023. During the Q&A session, Lei and Jiazhen will answer questions in Chinese, and we will help translate.

Please kindly note that all translations provided are for reference purpose only. In case of any discrepancy between the original remarks and the translated version, statements in the regional language should prevail. Now it’s my pleasure to introduce our Chairman and Co-Chief Executive Officer, Chen Lei. Lei, Please go ahead.

Lei Chen — Chairman and Co-Chief Executive Officer

Hello, everyone. Thank you for joining our earnings call for the first quarter of 2023. I will start by giving a brief overview of our first quarter results. We achieved a total of RMB37.6 billion in revenue this quarter representing a 58% year-on-year increase. During the past quarter, we saw consumer sentiment continue to improve. We have seen a surge in demand across various categories, reflecting consumers’ eagerness to explore a wide range of products we offer.

The quarterly results also show that our long-term strategic focus on high-quality development is starting to pay off. We are glad to see that the focus on quality development not only sets us to a solid footing for the future, but also delivers immediate gains for consumers and sellers. We are encouraged by the strong backing from our stakeholders. We work hard to create a level[phonetic] marketplace where consumers can find what they are looking for and where high-quality values can drive and succeed. Technology is very important to our mission to build a healthy and vibrant platform ecosystem.

It is also a vital catalyst to drive efficiency and opportunities in manufacturing and retailer sectors. That is why we are putting more time and resources into R&D to foster sustainable progress. Our engineers make up about half of our total employees. R&D helps us meet the unique needs of consumers, provide merchants with deeper understanding in shocking trends and allow manufacturers to respond swiftly to evolving demand. Finally, in supply and demand were better together, we can help unlock the potential in different industries.

We will continue to step up our investment in R&D. And now let me talk about our globalization efforts. Last year, we launched Temu to offer quality products at affordable prices to consumers around the world. By working closely with sellers and manufacturers, Temu offers a wide selection of merchandise, reduces supply chain inefficiencies, passing savings to consumers. As we move forward, we will keep seeking ways to meet diverse consumer needs. And we are still in the early stage of exploration. We will always start from the fundamental needs of consumers, adapt quickly and drive to create our own unique value.

As we continue to grow, we are finding more ways to generate positive impact to the society. A vibrant and sustainable ecosystem — e-commerce ecosystem can only be achieved by encouraging broader engagement in a digital economy. For instance, the advent of mobile Internet has created a space for female entrepreneurs in e-commerce, enabling them to balance the world and family. By providing the opportunities, we have enabled females to utilize their unique skills in managing successful e-commerce enterprises.

In fact, many of our platform female entrepreneurs are starting their first business with us. They have created new jobs and injected new vitalities into their communities. We are committed to providing more opportunities for individuals to become entrepreneurs through training and wider market sense. We are probably leading among the younger generation. We believe that nurturing a passion for reading can open doors to knowledge. To this end, we hold regular reading events and donate books, and we invite reputable authors to talk with students in rural areas. We hope this will help young students broaden their horizon.

We are also looking to promote agricultural digital inclusion. We are helping young people who are passionate about agriculture to bring new technology from lab to the field. We are working with top universities and institutes to encourage innovation. We also hold competition for young people to realize their skills and ideas, which help create innovative and sustainable farming practices. As a young company still in the development stage, we believe that through the increasing business opportunities facilitated by us, we can help uplift communities and make contributions to the society.

We will do more as we grow. And finally, I want to introduce my long-time colleague, Mr. Zhao Jiazhen who was recently appointed as Co-CEO and Executive Director by our Board. Jiazhen concentrates more on supply chain management and China operations, while my focus is more on globalization efforts. Jiazhen is a founding member of our company. He led the team to launch and expand our total grocery business and also led our supply chain efforts. Jiazhen and I have been working closely together for over a decade. We have established deep trust in each other. His new leadership role shows that our team is full of vitality and our next generation of leaders are ready to take on more challenges. And now I will hand over to Jiazhen.

Jiazhen Zhao — Executive Director and Co-Chief Executive Officer

[Foreign Speech] Thank you, Lei. Hello, everyone. This is Zhao Jiazhen. I’m glad to join this earnings call. [Foreign Speech] In Q1, many places introduced measures to promote consumption. We see clear recovery trends. Online retail continues to pick up. Users on Pinduoduo show a higher willingness to shop. Consumption vitality is becoming increasingly evident. These favorable trends lay a solid foundation for the steady growth of consumption for the whole year. We are very optimistic about the process of the consumption market.

[Foreign Speech] Over the past quarter, we actively mobilized platform resources to stimulate and realize the consumption potential. As always, we provide users quality merchandise with more savings. In the various large-scale promotional campaigns in Q1, such as the Chinese New Year promotion and the New Year sales, we stepped up discounts and issued extra coupons to benefit as many users as possible.

[Foreign Speech] Recently, in this year’s Double Five shopping festival in Shanghai, we invested over RMB4 billion in coupons and discounts, marking a new high. During this event, we partnered with China Central Television and Oriental TV on live streaming sales, showcasing a wide range of products to viewers in an interactive and direct manner, enhancing consumer trust in online shopping. Furthermore, our total growth rate team actively explores innovation by creating new consumption scenarios and deepening the spillover effect of the pickup points of surrounding areas consumption. We hope this can further promote the development and integration of online and offline consumption.

[Foreign Speech] In addition to our strong suite of more savings, we have further improved our ability to provide better services to optimize the consumer experience. We launched electronics shopping season in advance in April and introduced the concept of Everyday is June 18. We not only ensure good prices, but also upgrade services on many fronts to improve consumer experience. In the Pinduoduo reading month, which kicked off in late April, we invested hundreds of millions RMB to promote high-quality and universal access to reading. A third-party evaluation report shows that in five dimensions, including price, authenticity, after sales support, logistic efficiency and promotion levels, the Pinduoduo platform’s overall shopping experience for books ran one of the best among many e-commerce peers.

[Foreign Speech] Against the backdrop of consumption recovery to satisfy the diversified needs of consumers and form a driving force for expanding consumption, it’s both an opportunity and a challenge for us. We aim to further improve the platform ecosystem through a series of impactful measures, including increasing discounts, upgrading services and fully protecting consumer rights. We hope to further boost consumption vitality through our focus on quality development of the platform ecosystem.

[Foreign Speech] As consumption rebounds, it also brings about more intense industry competition. As competition further intensified, some competitive behaviors have gone beyond the scope of normal business activities. [Foreign Speech] For example, since late March, dozens of flagship stores on Pinduoduo were bombarded with malicious orders. The attackers disrupted the stores’ normal operation clearly organized and purposeful way, causing significant losses. We immediately provided protection to the affected stores and upgraded our defense strategy. The stores were back in normal business operations very soon.

[Foreign Speech] We believe that competition can motivate us to learn more efficiently and innovate more quickly, so that we can speed up the iteration of our services. We will continue to be consumer-oriented and react positively and actively to all types of competition. Even when we face malicious attacks, we will maintain positive thinking.

[Foreign Speech] We will turn attacks from competitors into our motivation to move forward through our stick-to what is in trend, improve our sales constantly, innovate with a clear direction and guide the platform towards higher quality development. For example, we have upgraded the shipping processing time for most merchandise categories from 72 hours after placing the order to no later than 48 hours. We will provide preferential after sales services for elderly consumers in remote areas. In addition, we take a more proactive approach in customer service, such as offering consumers the option to receive refund without returning the item.

[Foreign Speech] At the same time, we will further step up our support for quality supply and our investment in the supply chain. We are launching the 10 billion Ecosystem Initiative to offer resources and support to quality sellers and products so that we can promote the quality growth of SMEs and quality sellers and improve overall sellers’ service efficiency and standards. For supply chain, over the years, we have rooted ourselves deeply in major production areas and industrial belts. We connect products directly with end consumers, reduce distribution layers, and lower the procurement and sales costs between supply and demand. We will continue to increase investments, optimize our supply chain capabilities, strengthen the build-up of physical supply chain infrastructure, contribute to the transformation and upgrade of traditional sectors, and further deepen our competitive advantages.

[Foreign Speech] This year, Pinduoduo has continuously optimized platform governance and actively took some social responsibilities. We strive to bring more responsibility. For example, we have recently launched several dedicated initiatives such as the initiative to protect the miners and the initiatives on our authentic book to name a few, so that we can be the positive ecosystem for sustainable development.

[Foreign Speech] We also promote digitization in agriculture, and we launched the agriculture cloud initiative. To date, our dedicated team has gone deep into the various production regions in many provinces. We provide specialized e-commerce training for pharma sellers and help connect them with logistics infrastructure suitable for agriculture products such as warehousing and co-chain logistics to reduce transportation spoilage and improve product competitiveness. To support brand building agriculture, we search for high-quality specialty products, provide strong traffic support, and help them gain recognition by including them in our 10 billion program. Through initiatives similar to the agriculture cloud initiative, we hope to enable more local production regions to emerge as leaders of certain products and drive the digital transformation of the entire industry value chain.

[Foreign Speech] We continue to deepen our cooperation with top economic institutes to support the role of agritech in agricultural transformation and promote agritech adoption. We have hosted various events focusing agricultural development, such as the Pinduoduo Crop Growing Competition, the Smart Agriculture Competition and the Global Agricultural Innovator Competition. These competitions promote innovation and inspire more young people to join agriculture. It also leverages sales to support research and helps bring more research funding to the market. As a part of our 10 Billion Agriculture Initiative, we recently donated RMB100 million to set up the Pinduoduo and China Agricultural University’s research firm to further support fundamental research and innovation in agritech. We are proud to receive the FAO 2022 Innovation Award from the United Nations Food Agriculture Organization, which recognizes our innovation in the agricultural supply chain. We were the sole recipient of this award globally in 2022. We will continue to work hard, support digital transformation and technology adoption in agriculture and uphold the principle of tech focus.

[Foreign Speech] We will stick to our quality-first principle, continue to live up to our role and proactively take up bigger social responsibilities. Additionally, we will remain rooted in the real economy, increase investment in the supply chain and search for strong driving forces towards our high-quality development. We will speed up the process of building up a healthy ecosystem featuring more savings and better services. I look forward to working together with the team to promote high-quality development and promote a healthy win-win outcome for our platform ecosystem.

[Foreign Speech] Now let me hand it over to Jun. She will provide you with an update on our financial performance.

Jun Liu — VP of Finance

Thank you, Jiazhen. Hello, everyone. Let me walk you through our financial performance for the first quarter ended March 31, 2023. In terms of income statement, our total revenues in the quarter were RMB37.6 billion, up 58%, RMB23.8 billion in the same quarter of 2022. This increase mainly came from encouraging trends in consumer sentiment and positive responses from consumers and merchants towards our focus on high-quality development. Revenues from online marketing services and others RMB27.3 billion this quarter, up 50% compared with the same period of 2022.

Revenues from transaction services this quarter were RMB10.4 billion, up 86% versus the same period of 2022. Moving on to cost and expenses. Our total costs of revenues increased 55% from RMB7.2 billion in Q1 2022 to RMB11.1 billion this quarter, mainly due to increased fulfillment fees and payment processing fees. Total operating expenses this quarter were RMB19.6 billion on a GAAP basis versus RMB14.5 billion in the same quarter of 2022. On a non-GAAP basis, our total operating expenses increased to RMB18.1 billion this quarter from RMB13 billion in Q1 ’22. [Indecipherable] several large-scale promotional campaigns to help booster user sentiment, and we continue to invest in our long-term focused areas to support our high-quality development.

Our total non-GAAP operating expenses as a percentage of total revenues this quarter is 48% compared to 54% in the same quarter last year. Looking to specific expense items. Our non-GAAP sales and marketing expenses this quarter were RMB15.8 billion, up 47% versus the same quarter of 2022. On a non-GAAP basis, our sales and marketing expenses as a percentage of our revenue this quarter was 42% compared with 45% for the same quarter in 2022. In Q1, we actively leveraged the platform resources to facilitate consumption recovery.

Our non-GAAP general and administrative expenses were RMB338.3 million versus RMB208.8 million in the same[phonetic] quarter of 2022. Our non-GAAP research and development expenses were RMB2 billion this quarter. R&D is a top priority and a long-term forecast for us. We are committed to further strengthening our R&D capabilities, and we continue to increase investment in this area. Operating profit for the quarter was RMB6.9 billion on a GAAP basis compared with operating profit of RMB2.2 billion in the same quarter of 2022.

Non-GAAP operating profit was RMB8.5 billion, versus operating profit of RMB3.7 billion in the same quarter of 2022. Net income attributable to ordinary shareholders was RMB8.1 billion compared with RMB2.6 billion in the same quarter of 2022. Basic earnings per ADS was RMB6.13 and diluted earnings per ADS was RMB5.55 versus basic earnings per ADS of RMB2.06 and diluted earnings per ADS of RMB1.84 in the same quarter of 2022. Non-GAAP net income attributable to ordinary shareholders was RMB10.1 billion compared with RMB4.2 billion in the same quarter last year. Non-GAAP diluted earnings per ADS was RMB6.92 versus RMB2.95 in the same quarter of 2022.

We continue to increase investments and focus on creating sustainable and vibrant ecosystem to support our long-term high-quality development.

That completes the income statements. Now let me move on to cash flow. Our net cash flow generated from operating activities was RMB1.3 billion compared with the cash outflow of RMB9.1 billion in the same quarter of 2022, mainly due to the increase in net income and changes in working capital. As of March 31, 2023, the company had RMB157 billion in cash, cash equivalents, and short-term investments. Thank you. This concludes my prepared remarks.

Chen Pang — Investor Relations

Thank you, Jun. Next, we will move on to the Q&A session. For today’s Q&A session, Lei, Jiazhen and Jun will take questions from analysts on the line. We could take a maximum of two questions per analyst. Lei and Jiazhen will answer questions in Chinese, and we will help translate their remarks for easier reference.

Operator, we may now take questions on the line.

Questions and Answers:

Operator

[Operator Instructions] Your first question today comes from Joyce Ju with Bank of America. Please go ahead.

Joyce Ju — Bank of America — Analyst

[Foreign Speech] My first question is noting PDD recently implemented the Co-CEO structure, how does the change affect your group strategies? What are your key growth drivers going forward? Per your announcement, post the Co-CEO structure change, Lei will focus more on the globalization side. Does that mean your globalization strategy now has a higher priority? My second question is related to top line growth. Your online marketing services revenue increased by 50% year-over-year this quarter, accelerating from the last quarter. How should we think about this reaccelerated momentum, what PDD has done this quarter contributing to this? Thank you very much.

Lei Chen — Chairman and Co-Chief Executive Officer

[Foreign Speech] Hi Joyce, thank you very much for your question, and this is Lei. I can take your first question on strategies. [Foreign Speech] Jiazhen and I have been working together for many years and we have established deep trust. With our goal of high-quality development in mind, we have constructed very clear long-term strategies, and we will continue to lead our team in terms of execution. And on top of that, we will leverage our different backgrounds and ideas and be efficient in decision-making.

[Foreign Speech] Over the past period of time, we are steadily shifting our strategic focus from the speed of growth towards the quality of growth. And we have seen positive feedback from both consumers and sellers on this shift, which is also reflected in this quarter’s results. [Foreign Speech]

Under our long-term strategies, we are continuously strengthening our supply chain capabilities and also expanding the supply of high-quality merchandise. We will further increase our support for quality sellers by launching our 10 Billion Ecosystem Initiative and further push forward our platforms[Phonetic] overall quality. And in addition, we will continue to optimize our platform ecosystem.

[Foreign Speech] As a tech-driven company, the value we create is inseparable from our R&D capabilities. So we are also strengthening our R&D capabilities and increasing our R&D investment. Currently, our R&D team makes up about half of our total employees. [Foreign Speech] The China market is huge, and we see big potential for us to further grow. We believe that in the foreseeable future, China market is our biggest market. At the same time, we also note that it is changing very fast and competition is intense, which demonstrates both challenges and opportunities. This is why our Board has appointed Jiazhen as Co-Chief Executive Officer to design and execute strategies together with me and further strengthen our China operations team. Next, let me hand over to Jiazhen.

Jiazhen Zhao — Executive Director and Co-Chief Executive Officer

[Foreign Speech] Thank you, Lei. And first, an honor that our Board put their trust in me. I’m very excited from a new role. At the same time, I feel our responsibilities and challenge as the industry recovers, we are also entering a new stage. And in the past few years, we successfully shifted from marketing-driven to R&D-driven, and this lays a solid foundation for our development. Now we’ve reached the gate of another stage which is the stage of dedicating ourselves to promoting holistic, high-quality development.

[Foreign Speech] In this new stage, we are further improving our platform ecosystem, upgrading our consumer services, increasing support for quality supply and also deepening our supply chain expertise. We constantly optimize platform governance to further build a socially responsible platform. [Foreign Speech] And we believe that investing in our platform, ecosystem, supply chain and also our R&D can create long-term value, and we will lead our team together to execute these strategies with determination, accelerating our footsteps in entering this new stage of high-quality development.

[Foreign Speech] And let me also take your question on revenue growth. [Foreign Speech] In the past quarter, many places introduced policies to support consumption we see a continued improvement in consumer sentiment. And these trends show a good beginning for 2023. We have also benefited from this. And our platform consumption vitality is further boosted. [Foreign Speech] To support consumption recovery, we continue to start from consumer demand and actively mobilize our platform resources. To give consumers more savings, we organized several large-scale sales events in a row and gave out actual coupons to boost consumer sentiment.

[Foreign Speech] We also strive to give better services to our consumers. So we have upgraded our consumer protection and also services throughout the entire shopping experience. For example, for most of the product categories, the shipping processing time has been cut down from 72 hours to within 48 hours. [Foreign Speech] Our virtual platform ecosystem of more savings and better services has earned us a decent consumer and seller feedback. Also, our Q1 growth is an early testament to our progress in building up the platform ecosystem. Looking ahead, we still need to remain down to earth and further strengthen our core capabilities, so that we can create more value for consumers. For example, we are launching the 10 Billion Ecosystem Initiative to further support quality supply. Thank you.

Chen Pang — Investor Relations

Hi, operator, I think we are ready to take the next question on the line.

Operator

The next question comes from Natalie Wu with Haitong International. Please go ahead.

Natalie Wu — Haitong International — Analyst

[Foreign Speech] I will translate myself in English. Thanks for taking my question. So I have two questions here. First one is with June 18 approaching, we see that many of your peers have rolled out this year’s promotion, which seems to be very aggressive. Just wondering what’s your response and how do you explain — how do you plan to maintain your competitive advantage, specifically for pricing? Do you think there will be an endless spiral of increasing discount in short or the list price? And secondly, we noticed that your profitability margin this quarter is another sequential decrease. Just wondering what are the major reasons behind? Is it because of the seasonality or competition? Does it mean that you are now actively spending extra for growth? Thank you.

Jiazhen Zhao — Executive Director and Co-Chief Executive Officer

[Foreign Speech] This is Jiazhen here, and thank you for your questions. I will share my views on competition. [Foreign Speech] So instead of paying too much attention to what competitors are doing, we actually focus more on how we grow in competition. We view competition as a testing ground, and it motivates us to iterate quickly. Just I have mentioned in my remarks, we are always consumer-oriented, and we actively and positively embrace all types of competition. [Foreign Speech] We are accelerating to build up a healthy ecosystem of more savings and better services. Our more savings essentially comes from retail efficiency improvement. And we will continue to strengthen our R&D to help better match supply and demand. We will also root ourselves deeply in more production regions to connect quality products to consumers directly. So for example, in initiatives such as our agriculture initiative — agricultural cloud initiative, we are leveraging our supply chain expertise to offer more users quality and also affordable agriculture products. And we hope to further improve our efficiency and turn it into a sustainable price advantage for consumers. At the same time, we will also continue to increase discounts and issue more coupons to give back to consumers directly.

[Foreign Speech] And better authority[phonetic] is another important area we are optimizing our service quality throughout the entire shopping experience. So for example, we offer extra care to the elderly people and also consumers living in remote areas, and we give them preferential customer services. We have also upgraded our post-sales services such as offering consumers the option to receive a refund without having to return items. [Foreign Speech] And we are launching a dedicated 10 Billion Ecosystem Initiative. And this aims to channel more resources towards high-quality sellers to support SMEs and also quality businesses, and enhance the platform overall service efficiency and quality. And we will continue to focus on sales improvement in competition and strive to create more value for our consumers. Thank you.

Jun Liu — VP of Finance

This is Jun. Thanks, Nat, for your questions. I will address your question on profitability. Well, as just Lei pointed out, we have very clear long-term strategies, and we see many areas to further improve. We’re executing these strategies with determination. We will continue to nurture the development of healthy, more savings and better services platform ecosystem. We firmly believe our patient investment can generate value for consumers, sellers, and the platform ecosystem. Feedback from consumers and sellers also make us more determined in seeking quality development. So we plan to further step up our long-term investment. For example, we are launching our 10 Billion Ecosystem Initiative to support quality sellers and improve our overall platform ecosystem. As we deepen our efforts, our profitability level decreased in the past two quarters on a quarter-to-quarter basis. We think it is normal for profitability to change between quarters. Thank you.

Chen Pang — Investor Relations

Operator, we may take questions from the next analyst on the line.

Operator

The next question comes from Kenneth Fong with Credit Suisse. Please go ahead.

Kenneth Fong — Credit Suisse — Analyst

[Foreign Speech] Thank you mangement for taking my questions. I have two questions. First, for your global business, may management share what is the level of financial impact from Temu? How many users do you serve now? Could you — may be able to give us an update metrics[phonetic] such as the order volume? And I have a second question, now we see more sellers are opening up stores across multiple platforms. So it seems the merchant style selection of different platforms are becoming more and more similar. Can management share with us what’s the differentiation on the supply side, especially for your agricultural products? Thank you.

Joyce Ju — Bank of America — Analyst

Thanks, Kenneth. I will take your first question about the financial impact of Temu. Well, this business is currently in its early stage. And compared to our overall scale, its revenue contribution is small. For Temu, as we mentioned before, our focus is always how to better understand consumer needs and how to satisfy this need. Financial metrics will be a natural result of our value creation. We will follow our financial discipline and ROI-driven approach when evaluating each investment opportunity. Thank you.

Jiazhen Zhao — Executive Director and Co-Chief Executive Officer

[Foreign Speech] Hi. This is Jiazhen, and let me take your questions on supply chain and agriculture. In many categories, we see a lot of room to expand and optimize supply. For example, the digitization rates of agriculture produce is still low. We see a lot of [indecipherable] demand, and we also see a lot of quality agricultural produce are not efficiently distributed.

[Foreign Speech] And we are committed to leveraging our resources to increase supply chain efficiency and also to help more quality produce connect to the nationwide market. We provide e-commerce, training and connect farmers with agri-focused logistics resources, which helps more produce expand their distribution media and also help preserve quality as well as nutrition during transportation. On top of that, our total grocery business continues to explore innovation and we help consumers get convenience as well as a broader selection of fresh produce.

[Foreign Speech] We also continue to drive agritech innovation as well as adoption. And we are deepening our cooperation with top economic institutes. For example, we recently donated RMB100 million to support a cutting-edge research at China Agriculture University. In addition to that, our platform sales can allow more research findings quickly reach the market, which can help bring more quality products to consumers.

[Foreign Speech] And we also proactively support every seller with our platform resources, including traffic to help quality produce reach more end consumers. So in this way, the quality sellers and the platform can grow together healthily and constantly improve our products and service quality.

[Foreign Speech] Agriculture is our long-term strategy. So we will continue to mobilize platform resources and also our inputs go deep into the supply chain and bring more quality of produce to consumers. Thank you.

Chen Pang — Investor Relations

Okay. It’s about time, and thank you, everybody, for joining us on the conference call today. Thank you, and have a great day.

Operator

[Operator Closing Remarks]

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