Yandex takes controlling stakes in Yandex.Market

(PageOne) – On July 23, 2020 Yandex and Sberbank closed the transactions to reorganize their two Joint Ventures – Yandex.Market and Yandex.Money. As a result, Yandex became the controlling shareholder in Yandex.Market and its financial results have been consolidated in Yandex’s consolidated statements from this date.

Prior to that, we recorded our share of Yandex.Market’s financial results within the income/(loss) from equity method investments line in the consolidated statements of income (from April 27, 2018, when Yandex and Sberbank formed a joint venture based on the Yandex.Market platform). In addition, Yandex exited the Yandex.Money JV and, therefore, its financial results are no longer accounted for within the income/(loss) from equity method investments line in the consolidated statements of income.

In September 2020, we completed restructuring of MLU B.V., our Ride-Hailing and FoodTech Joint Venture with Uber, contributing our Yandex.Drive business to the JV and spinning-off the self-driving vehicles business, Yandex Self Driving Group (“Yandex SDG”).

Therefore, this financial release presents:

Consolidated financial results, which include consolidated financial results of Yandex.Market for 69 days after the reorganization and our share of Yandex.Market’s financial results prior to July 23, 2020.

Financial results on a like-for-like basis excluding Yandex.Market (1), which completely exclude the results of Yandex.Market post the consolidation, gain from consolidation of Yandex.Market and loss from equity method investments associated with Yandex.Market for the period prior the consolidation from the three and nine months periods ended September 30, 2019 and 2020.

Financial results of Yandex.Market on a comparable basis, which present the standalone financial results of Yandex.Market for the three and nine months periods ended September 30, 2019 and 2020.

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