The live-streaming market continues to grow, and apps from China continue to dominate the space.
This is a 77.5% increase from the previous year, and does not take into account YY Live's revenues ever since the company was sold to Baidu.
Live-streaming was such a big part of Joyy's business that it accounted for nearly 95% of the company's entire revenues.
The surge in revenues are also attributed to the changing landscape due to the global pandemic, resulting in more people leveraging on Joyy's apps to generate additional side income.
Since the start of the pandemic, monthly active users (MAU) for both Bigo Live and Likee have surged, with average retention rates of users rising compared to previous years.
On Bigo Live, MAUs surged by 24.5% to 28.7 million people, compared to 23.1 million for the same time period in 2019.
Likee on the other hand, had a 4.2% increase in MAUs to 120.1 million.
Despite its massive growth, Joyy is still unprofitable — currently generating a net loss of a staggering $121.4 million.
The company expects to gradually narrow its losses in the coming months, and is looking to drive $590 - $605 million in revenues for the first quarter of 2021 — a year-on-year growth of 72.5% - 76.9%.
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