Chinese on-demand video streaming platform iQiyi (爱奇艺) has reported a 57% year-on-year increase in revenue in its first financial report since its IPO.

The unaudited results show the company’s first-quarter revenue was RMB 4.9 billion ($777.6 million). Its report also noted that iQiyi’s net loss dropped to RMB 395.7 million ($63.1 million) from RMB 1.1 billion ($173.6 million) during the same period in 2017.

Membership services and advertising drove the company’s revenue. iQiyi attributed this to the release of original content and numerous initiatives during the Chinese New Year.

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Chris Udemans

Christopher Udemans is a Shanghai-based data and graphics reporter. He covers Chinese artificial intelligence, mobility, and cybersecurity. You can contact him at chrisudemans [at] technode [dot] com.