Bitmain May Lost $740M in Q3 2018

If this information will be confirmed, the future of the company and its plans to raise funds through an IPO are likely to be under great threat
05 December 2018   388

Bitmain, a leading manufacturer of equipment for Bitcoin mining, allegedly suffered a loss of $ 740 million in the 3rd quarter of this year. Moreover, in reality, these figures may turn out to be even higher, Bitcoinist reports.

Official reports from the Chinese giant regarding its financial results for the specified period have not yet been received, however, information that Bitmain suffered major losses is spread by Twitter-account BTCKING555.

So, on Tuesday, it posted a record that says about the “leak” of Bitmain financial data.

We got leak of Bitmain Q3 numbers! COMPLETE DISASTER. The company lost $740 Million including losses on inventory and bitcoin cash! And this is not accounting for hash war costs! Approached by an investor desperate to liquidate Bitmain shares at $1,5 bln valuation ! Thats almost 90 prc down-round from August! With massive losses, Bitmain has no resources to support BCH. Illiquid BCH falls further hitting Bitmain balance sheet. Suppliers cut off credit lines & buyers wary to purchase equipment. IPO Canceled. Only solution - significant down round and VCs take over? Interesting to see!

BTCKING555 at Twitter

If this information will be confirmed, the future of the company and its plans to raise funds through an IPO on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange are likely to be under great threat.

Earlier it was reported that in the run-up to IPO, Bitmain could misinform potential investors about the participation of DST Global and GIC Private Ltd. in the June round of financing for Series B. Within its framework, the company allegedly raised $ 400 million, after which its investment valuation, it was alleged, rose to $ 12 billion.

Bitmain filed an application for an IPO in September, and as BitMEX’s research department later concluded, the company, like other representatives of the cryptocurrency industry, remains vulnerable to the overall market conditions.

Bitmain's Q3 Losses to Reach $500M

Bitmain still hopes to conduct an IPO at Hong Kong Stock Exchange
19 February 2019   126

The Chinese mining company Bitmain lost $ 500 million in the third quarter of 2018 amid a decline in the cryptocurrency market, CoinDesk reports, citing updated financial reporting provided by the Hong Kong Stock Exchange (HKEX) for its initial public offering (IPO) on its site.

In the first nine months of last year, Bitmain earned about $ 500 million, with a total amount of revenues of $ 3 billion, a source familiar with the situation said. Earlier, Bitmain stated that its profit for the first half of 2018 was $ 1 billion. As reported, subtracting that from a $500 million profit for the first nine months leaves it with a net loss of roughly $500 million for the third quarter.

In the past, Bitmain also reported that its income for the first half of the year was $ 2.8 billion. Thus, taking into account the total amount of revenues for nine months, only about $ 200 million remains for the third quarter.

The updated statements also contain information about Bitmain's cryptocurrency possessions - they depreciated from more than $ 800 million on June 30 to less than $ 700 million at the end of the third quarter. The fall of more than $ 100 million coincided with a general decline in the cryptocurrency market.

The application for IPO, issued by Bitmain at the end of September, contained information that the company held mainly Bitcoin, Bitcoin Cash, Ethereum, Litecoin and Dash. The ratio of assets in its portfolio is unknown. According to CoinMarketCap, the rates for these cryptocurrencies fell by more than 50%, and Bitcoin Cash lost over 70% of the cost.

The documents will be presented to the general public only if the Bitmain application is approved to the meeting regarding the listing of the company's shares, which may not take place, given HKEX’s doubts about the viability of mining companies.