Uxin Limited (UXIN) stock prices were down by a significant 12.64% as of market close on June 21st, 2021, bringing the price per share down to USD$3.94 at the end of the trading day. Subsequent pre-market fluctuations saw the price fall sharply by an additional 5.58% to hit USD$3.72.
USD$315 Million Financing Transaction
June 15th, 2021 saw the company announce the entering into definitive agreements with NIO Capital and Joy Capital, who will invest a total of up to USD$315 million in UXIN as per the terms of the agreements. The company has concurrently agreed with current holders of convertible notes to convert notes in an aggregate principal amount of USD$69 million into Class A ordinary shares.
Transition to Inventory-Owning Model
Almost the entirety of the transaction volume sold over the course of Q4 2020 was done so from the company’s own inventory, marking the culmination of the transformation into an inventory-owning business model. To facilitate this move and maintain standards of quality, UXIN has started construction in Xi’an for its first inspection and reconditioning center.
Preferential Government Policies
The company has seen massive growth in the potential of the Chinese used car market, primarily driven by the facilitation of that growth with preferential policies from the Chinese government. An example of such a change is the reduction of VAT from 2% to 0.5% on used car sales. Restrictions from before were recently lifted across all regions as per a mandate of the General Office of the State Council. Chief among these was the restriction on cross-regional transactions and title transfers of used cars.
Transactions Facilitate by Changed Policies
Another such facilitation of accessibility in the used car market is the simplification of the documentation process, which has been completely digitized. Reductions in title transfer costs and the increase in the efficiency of cross-regional used car transactions has further bolstered UXIN.
Strategic Partnership with JD.com
UXIN recently announced the launching of its partnership with JD.com to launch a self-operated online store for used car transactions through the partner’s proprietary online platform. This move serves to provide customers with a one-stop shop for their online used car purchasing and selling needs. In order to provide unparalleled consumer experiences, the collaborative platform will provide users with car inspection, purchasing, insurance, and aftersales services solutions.
Future Outlook for UXIN
UXIN has recently established impressive financial results, and it has formed strategic partnerships with big-name companies, granting it a competitive edge in the used car market. The company is keen to recover from the recent suffering of its equity value. Current and potential investors are hopeful that management will continue to leverage the resources at their disposal to facilitate significant and sustained increases in shareholder value.