Xiaomi posts record results as 2021 Q1 revenue and profit hit historical high levels

“Smartphone × AIoT” strategy boosts performance across all segments
Maintains top 3 position in global smartphone market

Hong Kong, May 26, 2021 — Xiaomi Corporation (“Xiaomi” or the “Group”; stock code:1810), an internet company with smartphone and smart hardware connected by an Internet of Things (“IoT”) platform at its core, announced its unaudited consolidated results for the three months ending on March 31, 2021.

In the first quarter of 2021, Xiaomi’s total revenue and adjusted net profit far-exceeded market expectation. Total revenue for the period amounted to RMB76.9 billion, representing an increase of 54.7% year-over-year while adjusted net profit for the period came in at RMB6.1 billion, an increase of 163.8% year-over-year.

Q1 2021 financial
highlights:

  • Total revenue at RMB76.9 billion, up 54.7% YoY;
  • Gross profit at approximately RMB14.2 billion, up 87.4% YoY;
  • Non-IFRS adjusted net profit was RMB6.1 billion, up 163.8% YoY.

Xiaomi Corporation said, “During the first quarter of 2021, both
our total revenue and adjusted net profit reached record highs in the quarter,
demonstrating the robustness of our business model and the strong execution of
our strategies. The strong growth of smartphone shipments drove a continued
expansion of our global user base. Our AIoT platform has continued to scale in
tandem across the world. Besides the solid growth in our existing business
lines, we are also continuing to explore new opportunities and broadening our
business horizon. In March 2021, we unveiled our new branding identity and also
announced our official foray into the smart electric vehicle business, setting the
course for an exciting journey that will ensure a bright future for the company
in the coming decade.”

Quarterly
Performance Review

Global
smartphone shipments maintained top three position as Xiaomi continued to enhance
its competitiveness in the premium smartphone market

In the first quarter of 2021, Xiaomi’s smartphone business continued to grow significantly. Revenue from smartphone sales grew by 69.8% to RMB51.5 billion year-over-year. Global smartphone shipments in the period reached 49.4 million units and the gross profit margin for the smartphone business was 12.9%. According to Canalys, the Group maintained 3rd position in terms of smartphone shipments globally during the quarter, registering a market share of 14.1%

Xiaomi’s smartphone business in mainland China has also maintained its rapid
growth trajectory. According to Canalys, in the first quarter of 2021, Xiaomi
rose to the 4th position winning a market share of 14.6%. The Group further
strengthened its market position across online channels. According to
third-party data, Xiaomi’s online smartphone market share in mainland China
jumped to 38.0% in the first quarter of 2021 from 18.5% in the first quarter of
2020. Meanwhile, it also expanded offline retail presence in mainland China. As
of April 30, 2021, the number of our retail stores surpassed 5,500, an increase
of over 2,300 stores from December 31, 2020.

This enriched premium product portfolio has underpinned Xiaomi’s robust
growth in the premium smartphone market. In the first quarter of the year,
global shipments of the Group’s smartphones with retail prices at or above
RMB3,000 in mainland China and EUR300 or equivalent in overseas markets
exceeded 4 million units. In addition, according to third-party data, Xiaomi’s
market share for smartphones with prices between RMB4,000 and RMB6,000 in
mainland China increased to 16.1% in the first quarter of 2021 from 5.5% in the
first quarter of 2020.

Outstanding performance underpinned by “Smartphone × AIoT” strategy

In the first quarter of 2021, the Group’s core strategy of “Smartphone × AIoT” continued to underpin its outstanding performance. IoT and lifestyle products segment witnessed strong performance with revenue increasing 40.5% year-over-year to RMB18.2 billion.

In the
first quarter of 2021, global shipments of Xiaomi’s smart TVs reached 2.6
million units. According to All View Cloud (“AVC”), the Group’s TV shipments
ranked No. 1 in mainland China for the 9th consecutive quarter and remained top
five globally. In addition, our large-screen smart TVs continued to gain
widespread acclaim within the market. According to AVC, Xiaomi and Redmi TVs
continued to rank No. 1 by retail sales volume in the over 70-inch TV market in
mainland China, with a market share of 29.0%, as retail sales volume increased
over 160.0% year-over-year.

The
Group’s IoT and lifestyle product segment also continued on its rapid growth
trajectory in overseas markets. Revenue from IoT and lifestyle products in
overseas markets increased by 81.1% year-over-year in the quarter. The Group’s
electric scooters, air purifiers, Mi Box and other products maintained their
widespread popularity.

Xiaomi continued to scale up AIoT platform. As of March 31, 2021, the number of connected IoT devices (excluding smartphones and laptops) on its AIoT platform reached 351.1 million units. The number of users with five or more devices connected to our AIoT platform (excluding smartphones and laptops) reached 6.8 million, representing a year-over-year increase of 48.9%. In March 2021, AI Assistant (“小愛同學”) had 93.0 million MAU, and the MAU of Mi Home App reached 49.2 million, representing a year-over-year increase of 22.8%.

Internet user base
continued to expand; advertising revenue reached another quarterly record high

The Group’s internet
services segment continued its solid growth as revenue grew 11.4%
year-over-year to RMB6.6 billion in the first quarter of 2021. The gross profit
margin of internet services segment reached 72.4% in the quarter. Advertising
revenue reached another quarterly record high of RMB3.9 billion, representing
an increase of 46.3% year-over-year.

Xiaomi’s global internet user base has continued to expand rapidly. In March 2021, the MAU of MIUI increased by 28.6% year-over-year to 425.3 million while the MAU of MIUI in mainland China rose to 118.6 million, representing a year-over-year increase of 6.4% and a net gain of 7.7 million users from December 2020. As the Group broaden its TV internet service offerings and reached a larger use base, MAU of smart TVs and Mi Box increased over 34.0% year-over-year in the quarter. Meanwhile, supported by the continuous growth of paid subscribers of TV internet services, the number of TV paid subscribers increased 8.2% year-over-year to 4.7 million as of March 31, 2021.

Overseas internet
services revenue increased 50.0% year-over-year to RMB0.9 billion. Our internet
user base continued to expand in key overseas markets, with MAU of MIUI increasing
95.5% year-over-year in Western Europe. Going forward, the Group will further
diversify overseas internet service offerings and enhance user experience while
driving growth in overseas internet services business.

Overseas markets
maintain growth momentum achieving explosive growth across Europe

In the first quarter of 2021, Xiaomi’s revenue from overseas markets increased 50.6% year-over-year to RMB37.4 billion. According to Canalys, Xiaomi’s market share in the first quarter ranked among the top five smartphone companies in terms of shipments in 62 countries and regions globally, and No.1 in 12 countries and regions.

Xiaomi further
improved its competitive positioning in key markets. According to Canalys, in
the first quarter of 2021, the Group was ranked among the top two for the first
time in Europe following an 85.1% year-over-year increase in smartphone
shipments allowing us to retain a market share of 22.7%.

Notably, Xiaomi was
ranked No. 1 in Eastern Europe for the 2nd consecutive quarter as smartphone
shipments increased 81.8% year-over-year to reach 32.5% market share. Xiaomi was
also ranked No. 1 for the first time in Russia with a market share of 32.1%.

The Group retained
its top 3 position in Western Europe as market share rising to 16.6% following an
89.3% year-over-year increase in smartphone shipments. The Group was ranked No.
1 in Spain for the 5th consecutive quarter after achieving a 35.1% market share.
Additionally, Xiaomi’s market position rose to No. 2 in Italy and it retained
the No. 3 spot in Germany and France and entering the top 5 in the U.K. for the
first time, all with growth rate in shipments exceeding 90% year-over-year.
Moreover, Xiaomi was ranked No. 1 for the 14th consecutive quarter in India in
terms of smartphone shipments where it has a market share of 28.3%

The Group continued its strong growth momentum in new markets. According
to Canalys, its position in Latin America rose to No. 3 as smartphone shipments
increased 161.7% year-over-year to reach a 11.5% market share. Additionally, Xiaomi
ranked No. 3 in the Middle East as smartphone shipments increased 87.8% year-over-year.
Meanwhile, Xiaomi attained the No. 4 spot in Africa as smartphone shipments increased
191.0% year-over-year.

As of March 31,
2021, Xiaomi has also established cooperation with over 150 carrier channels
(including carrier subsidiaries) worldwide.

Technology
innovation as the cornerstone for a better life

Xiaomi’s relentless pursuit of cutting-edge
technology and innovation forms the bedrock of the Group’s development and
growth. In the first quarter of 2021, the Group recorded RMB3.0 billion in
research and development expenses representing a year-over-year increase of
61.0%. The Group enables elevated endurance, super-fast charging capabilities
and more solid product performance. These innovations are a testament to its continuous
efforts to explore and push the boundaries of technological innovation. Moving
forward, the Group will remain committed to ramping up R&D investments and recruiting
global technological talents to relentlessly pursue innovation in core
technologies as well as smart manufacturing.

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About Xiaomi Corporation

Xiaomi
Corporation was founded in April 2010 and listed on the Main Board of the Hong Kong
Stock Exchange on July 9, 2018 (1810.HK). Xiaomi is an internet company with
smartphones and smart hardware connected by an Internet of Things (IoT)
platform at its core.

With
an equal emphasis on innovation and quality, Xiaomi continuously pursues high-quality
user experience and operational efficiency. The company relentlessly builds
amazing products with honest prices to let everyone in the world enjoy a better
life through innovative technology.

As
of the first quarter of 2021, Xiaomi remains among the top 3 in the global
smartphone market. The company has also established the world’s leading
consumer AIoT (AI+IoT) platform, with 351.1 million
smart devices connected to its platform, excluding smartphones and laptops.
Xiaomi products are present in more than 100 countries and regions around the
world. In August 2020, the company made the Fortune Global 500 list for the
second time, ranking 422nd, up 46 places compared to 2019. It also ranked 7th
among internet companies.

Xiaomi is a constituent of the Hang Seng Index, Hang Seng China Enterprises Index, Hang Seng TECH Index and Hang Seng China 50 Index.

For more information about Xiaomi as a company, please visit https://blog.mi.com/en/

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VOLUNTARY ANNOUNCEMENT – LITIGATION

Redmi Note 8 (2021): The performance all-star is back

Beijing, CHINA, May 25 – Global technology leader Xiaomi today brought back a fan favorite, Redmi Note 8, with a special 2021 edition. As the performance all-star, Redmi Note 8 (2021) boasts a powerful MediaTek Helio G85 processor consisting of a Mali-G52 MP2 GPU with peak speeds of 1GHz and an octa-core CPU clocked up to 2GHz, offering an all-round stellar performance for daily usage. Meanwhile, Redmi Note 8 (2021) keeps all of the excellent features that made its predecessor so popular, including the versatile 48MP quad camera, a 6.3” FHD+ Dot Drop Display and a 4,000mAh high-capacity battery.

Redmi Note 8 (2021) comes in two variants – 4GB+64GB and 4GB+128GB. Both will be available for purchase via Xiaomi’s official sales channels from May 25th.

4GB+64GB: Recommended retail price at USD 169.
4GB+128GB: Recommended retail price at USD 189.

Quick specs:

  Redmi Note 8 (2021)
Processor MediaTek Helio G85
Display 6.3″ FHD+ Dot Drop display
Corning® Gorilla® Glass 5
Rear Camera 48MP main camera 丨 8MP ultra-wide angle camera 丨 2MP macro camera丨 2MP depth sensor
Front Camera 13MP
Battery & Charging 4,000mAh battery丨 18W fast charging 丨 22.5W in-box charger
Audio Super linear speaker
3.5mm headphone jack
Unlock Rear fingerprint sensor
System MIUI 12.5 based on Android 11
Color* Moonlight White, Neptune Blue, Space Black
Dimension & Weight 158.30 × 75.30 × 8.35 mm  
190g
Variant* 4GB+64GB 丨 4GB+128GB 

*Availability may vary between markets.

Product images available here.

About Xiaomi Corporation

Xiaomi Corporation was founded in April 2010 and listed on the Main Board of the Hong Kong Stock Exchange on July 9, 2018 (1810.HK). Xiaomi is an internet company with smartphones and smart hardware connected by an IoT platform at its core.

With an equal emphasis on innovation and quality, Xiaomi continuously pursues high-quality user experience and operational efficiency. The company relentlessly builds amazing products with honest prices to let everyone in the world enjoy a better life through innovative technology.

Xiaomi is currently the world’s fourth-largest smartphone brand, and has established the world’s leading consumer IoT platform, with 252 million smart devices connected to its platform, excluding smartphones and laptops. Xiaomi products are present in more than 90 countries and regions around the world.

In July 2019, the company made the Fortune Global 500 list for the first time, ranking 468th among all, and 7th among internet companies. Xiaomi is the youngest company on the 2019 Fortune Global 500 list. In May 2020, the company made the Forbes Global 2000 List again and its ranking jumped to 384th.

Xiaomi Enhances Accessibility Through Innovation

Award-winning Haptic Feature Enables the Visually Impaired to Experience the UI

Beijing, CHINA, May 20, 2021 – Today is the Global Availability Awareness Day, where Xiaomi welcomed a group of special guests at the Xiaomi Science and Technology Park – Mi Fans with disabilities and Speech Recognition Assistants for Mi AI Speakers. They were invited to the headquarters of Xiaomi to visit Mi Home and R&D laboratories, as well as participate in the Co-creation Session and “Touch the Beauty” Accessibility Sharing Session.

Mi Fans with disabilities and Speech Recognition Assistants for Mi AI Speakers visiting Mi Home

During the visit, team members from MIUI, AI, Services, loT and other departments engaged with Mi Fans with disabilities and understood their needs and suggestions, where they shared some approaches to enhance accessibility after a lively discussion.

Cao Yu, one of the visually impaired Mi Fans, said that the TalkBack on Xiaomi smartphones had brought great improvements to his life. “I can use applications such as WeChat, food delivery and map without any trouble now. It is unimaginable without the accessibility features of my Xiaomi phone.” Cao Yu also shared his hopes that the accessibility features on Xiaomi smartphone would become more systematic and more unified in operation details in the future.

“We held this event because we want our team members of Department of Product Design and Department of R&D to communicate with our users with disabilities face to face and to feel what they really need. Only in this way can we truly have the mentality of accessibility and offer better services to our users with disabilities. Our dream is very simple: We want everyone in the world to enjoy a better life with technologies, no one should be forgotten in this journey. ” Said Li Weixing, Vice President of Technology Committee, Xiaomi Corporation.

Mi Fans with disabilities and Xiaomi team members are in discussion at the Co-creation Session 

Cao Yu is sharing his thoughtson accessibility features on Xiaomi smartphones

Accessibility is one of the key areas that Xiaomi has been focusing on since its early stage of establishment. As a leader in the field of information accessibility in China, Xiaomi has developed many accessibility features since 2013 based on the strategy set by the accessibility group, feedback from Mi Fans and the support from various departments. For example, a feature called the “Xiaomi Wensheng” (which means “Xiaomi hears the sound” in Chinese) can help users by converting voice to text in real-time. Xiaomi has also developed voice control and hand gesture features for users with physical disabilities, which enable them to control smart devices remotely with Mi AI Speakers or Mi Home App. Besides, the Haptic feature enables the visually impaired users to identify different information with vibration, which won the iF Design Award this year and embodies the innovation of technology in the detail. 

Award-winning Haptic feature enables the visually impaired to experience the UI

Liu Qing, who works in the team of accessibility features in Xiaomi said, “We make friends with users and have established a feedback group for users with disabilities to gauge their comments in time. Concurrently, we present updated accessibility features for users through this group. Xiaomi keeps zero-distance with users with disabilities to ensure products truly meet their needs. Many accessibility features are also gradually developed through on-going communication with users, such as Xiaomi Wensheng and Haptic feature. Xiaomi will also improve the accessibility features systematically in the future.” In overseas markets, Xiaomi has also cooperated with Google to fully support Google’s accessibility services on smartphones. Although not all the accessibility features are available for overseas markets at the moment, Xiaomi is determined to bring them to users all around the world in the future. 

Liu Qing (in the middle) and his colleague are talking to a Mi Fan with disability

At the “Touch the Beauty” Accessibility Sharing Session, representatives from the visually impaired group Cai Cong and Fu Gaoshan demonstrated the VoiceOver feature and shared the employment status of people with disabilities respectively. Mr. Fu also highlighted the AI Speaker Voice Labeller Project where Xiaomi has created employment opportunities by collaborating with Qualcomm. Tailor-made accessibility software solutions are also provided at work. As of today, 42 people with disabilities have worked to develop the AI Speaker Voice Labeller Project for three years. 

Chen Xiaowen, a visually impaired team member working on the Project, has broken the stereotype of people with disabilities and expressed the importance of employment for the disabled. “I have once been denied and refused because of my visual impairment when I tried to find a job. In fact, we could also do a good job as long as we have good accessibility. At my current position, I mainly take charge of labelling users’ voices in order to ‘teach’ AI to understand users’ instructions. This opportunity gives me a great sense of worth and belonging, and it has empowered me to pursue a better life.”

Chen Xiaowen is working on her computer

Technology equality has been one of the priorities of Xiaomi since it was established 11 years ago. Xiaomi has been working on accessibility features for over eight years.

While it is getting more traction in overseas markets recently, Xiaomi also strives to improve the globalization of accessibility features, especially features on MIUI. MIUI has always been compatible with Google’s accessibility features at a systematic level and always aligns with the system updates in suggested time. For example, all Xiaomi system apps are compatible with Google TalkBack. During the development of MIUI, Xiaomi adds description tags to each app so that TalkBack can read them correctly. Overseas users can give feedback to Xiaomi if they have any suggestions or questions about these tags and Xiaomi will modify them through localization. Other advice on accessibility is welcomed as well. By cooperating with Google, Xiaomi will continuously enhance its accessibility features. 

A guide dog is having a rest