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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 Endeavor Worth/NTM Income, and zero.7x P/B. I see nice values for a sector chief with high-double-digit earnings enlargement YoY, and narrowing running losses.

Company Trading Multiples

Capital IQ

Q3-22 Monetary Effects

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

RERE earnings enlargement sped up from 15% in Q2-22 to 29% in Q3-22. On a QoQ foundation, earnings larger via 18%.

Some other factor to say is that RERE Working Margin progressed via 333 bps YoY, and 350 bps QoQ. Working Bills as a % of Income was once decreased via 595 bps YoY and 262 bps QoQ. The development demonstrates RERE’s efforts in using operational efficiencies and economies of scale. I’m sure about RERE’s capacity to near profitability hole within the subsequent couple of quarters.

Company financials

Capital IQ

RERE operates the most important pre-owned shopper electronics transaction and services and products platform, and continues to force enterprise scale and performance by the use of automation

RERE operates the B2 C2B2C closed-loop provide chain and our automation applied sciences. Something that units RERE except different competition is its funding and dedication of using enterprise scale and performance by the use of automation. To be able to create extra worth (or move extra worth) to shoppers, RERE has to take a look at perfect to develop its topline whilst decreasing its prices to perform. RERE did that via automation, and I believe that was once the best funding. The next determine presentations the latest release of Automatic Operation Heart in South of China, which demonstrated enhancements in transmitting productiveness, high quality inspection capacity, and garage capability evaluating with the present Operation Heart equivalent to Changzhou’s Operation Heart.

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

Automation center


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

Consistent with iyiou.com, 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 without doubt one of the main shopper of shopper electronics on the earth. I be expecting the expansion of shopper electronics to boost up sooner or later as shoppers will want extra new units with the advance of 5G, Social Media, AI, IoT, and in the end Metaverse.

Additionally the penetration of pre-owned marketplace of the whole shopper electronics is these days low (3.7% in 2020 in step with China Funding Company, CIC), and has numerous room to develop. The next determine presentations that on reasonable shoppers in China improve their smartphones each 16 to 18 months. On the other hand shopper electronics have business worth of for much longer sessions. For example, an iPhone has business worth of as much as seven years, and an Android telephone has business worth 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 force RERE’s long term enlargement

I believe RERE’s enterprise type will proceed to achieve traction from call for aspect, particularly from Gen Z. Consistent with iyiou.com, shoppers at age of 14-40 have ~61.8% penetration for pre-owned merchandise. The next determine presentations the breakdown of per 30 days source of revenue and % of intake via class. 3C electronics display significant penetration for shoppers with various per 30 days source of revenue.

I be expecting more youthful generations than Gen Z may also be energetic adopters sooner or later, resulting in incremental enlargement at the call for aspect.

Monthly income and pre-owned spend penetration

iyiou Analysis

Moreover, as RERE rolled out new classes equivalent 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 beautiful inventory bearing in mind 1) RERE is a pacesetter in a large and rising pre-owned electronics marketplace with vital drivers on each provide and insist facets, and a pair of) RERE makes the best funding to scale its enterprise top-line and reinforce its bottom-line via automation.