Business Scaling

ATRenew Inventory: Pressure Industry Scale, Potency Thru Automation

Andrey Mitrofanov

ATRenew Inc. (NYSE:RERE) is China’s greatest pre-owned shopper electronics transaction and services and products platform. As of 9/30/2022, RERE has 1,804 retail outlets (599 1P retail outlets, 1,189 3P marketplaces, and 16 Paipai Variety) throughout 256 towns.

My earlier article “ATRenew Increasing Into Non-Digital Classes In Q2 2022 Supplies New Imaginary Area” posted after RERE’s Q2-22 income mentioned its enlargement potentials via increasing into new classes. RERE inventory value went down from $3.06 to $1.65 within the closing 3 months. RERE is now traded at 0.2x General Undertaking Worth/NTM Earnings, and nil.7x P/B. I see nice values for a sector chief with high-double-digit income enlargement YoY, and narrowing running losses.

Company Trading Multiples

Capital IQ

Q3-22 Monetary Effects

Earnings: RMB 2.54 billion, +29.2% YoY; Running Loss: -RMB 110 million, vs -RMB 150.5 million PY; Non-GAAP Running Source of revenue: RMB 11 million, vs -RMB 28.5 million PY; General GMV: RMB 9.5 billion, +14.5% YoY.

RERE income enlargement speeded up from 15% in Q2-22 to 29% in Q3-22. On a QoQ foundation, income higher via 18%.

Every other factor to say is that RERE Running Margin advanced via 333 bps YoY, and 350 bps QoQ. Running Bills as a % of Earnings used to be diminished via 595 bps YoY and 262 bps QoQ. The development demonstrates RERE’s efforts in using operational efficiencies and economies of scale. I’m certain about RERE’s capacity to near profitability hole within the subsequent couple of quarters.

Company financials

Capital IQ

RERE operates the biggest pre-owned shopper electronics transaction and services and products platform, and continues to power enterprise scale and performance by way of automation

RERE operates the B2 C2B2C closed-loop provide chain and our automation applied sciences. Something that units RERE excluding different competition is its funding and dedication of using enterprise scale and performance by way of automation. With a purpose to create extra price (or go extra price) to shoppers, RERE has to check out highest to develop its topline whilst lowering its prices to function. RERE did that via automation, and I believe that used to be the appropriate funding. The next determine presentations the latest release of Computerized Operation Middle in South of China, which demonstrated enhancements in transmitting productiveness, high quality inspection capacity, and garage capability evaluating with the present Operation Middle comparable to Changzhou’s Operation Middle.

The good fortune of using automation and performance will in the end be mirrored in RERE’s running margins.

Automation center

ATRENEW Website online

The pre-owned shopper electronics marketplace will develop to RMB 885 billion in 2025 (over 30% CAGR ’21-’25), and is anticipated to additional boost up with building of applied sciences

Consistent with, the pre-owned shopper electronics marketplace will develop from RMB 406 billion in 2021 to RMB 885 billion in 2025 (over 30% CAGR ’21-’25). The expansion is pushed via a robust provide.

Consistent with GlobalData, the shopper electronics phase in China reached $28 billion in 2021, and China is likely one of the main shopper of shopper electronics on this planet. I be expecting the expansion of shopper electronics to boost up at some point as shoppers will want extra new units with the advance of 5G, Social Media, AI, IoT, and in the long run Metaverse.

Additionally the penetration of pre-owned marketplace of the full shopper electronics is these days low (3.7% in 2020 in step with China Funding Company, CIC), and has various room to develop. The next determine presentations that on moderate shoppers in China improve their smartphones each 16 to 18 months. On the other hand shopper electronics have business price of for much longer classes. As an example, an iPhone has business price of as much as seven years, and an Android telephone has business price of as much as 3 to 4 years.

Frequency of Consumer upgrading devices

CIC analysis

Gen Z’s rising inhabitants and rising spend will proceed to power RERE’s long run enlargement

I believe RERE’s enterprise fashion will proceed to realize traction from call for facet, particularly from Gen Z. Consistent with, shoppers at age of 14-40 have ~61.8% penetration for pre-owned merchandise. The next determine presentations the breakdown of per month source of revenue and % of intake via class. 3C electronics display significant penetration for shoppers with numerous per month source of revenue.

I be expecting more youthful generations than Gen Z can be lively adopters at some point, resulting in incremental enlargement at the call for facet.

Monthly income and pre-owned spend penetration

iyiou Analysis

Moreover, as RERE rolled out new classes comparable to Luxurious merchandise and gold, shoppers with upper source of revenue (e.g. RMB 20000 above) will most probably additional build up their spend in pre-owned classes.


RERE is a ravishing inventory taking into account 1) RERE is a pace-setter in a large and rising pre-owned electronics marketplace with vital drivers on each provide and insist facets, and a couple of) RERE makes the appropriate funding to scale its enterprise top-line and support its bottom-line via automation.

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