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NetEase Reports First Quarter 2016 Unaudited Financial Results

BEIJING, May 11, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- NetEase, Inc. (NASDAQ: NTES) ("NetEase" or the "Company"), one of China's leading internet and online game services providers, today announced its unaudited financial results for the first quarter ended March 31, 2016.

"Our first quarter performance represents a strong start to 2016, reflecting progress in all areas of our business and continued leadership in China's online games industry," said Mr. William Ding, Chief Executive Officer and Director of NetEase. "Our total first quarter net revenues grew 116.3% compared with the first quarter of 2015, with year-over-year increases of 104.5% in online game services, 32.0% in advertising services, and 257.8% in our e-mail, e-commerce and others business."

"We are very pleased with the reception of our recently introduced games and the ongoing popularity of our classic titles. We believe that our investments in research and game development, as well as our deep understanding of Chinese audience preferences, place NetEase at the forefront of market trends and player satisfaction."

"Mobile games continued to be the primary growth driver for our business in the first quarter. With a market-leading portfolio of more than 90 mobile games, we are positioned to remain a top choice for both new and existing players. Market favorites Fantasy Westward Journey and Westward Journey Online mobile games continued to dominate China's iOS app store as two of the most popular games in the first quarter. Newer games such as Kung Fu Panda 3 and The X-World were launched in January and drew favorable attention from players. Invincible, Kai-ri-sei Million Arthur and Battle to the West also continued to build strong user bases in the first quarter."

"We launched Raven, Korea's top ARPG game, on April 15 to a positive reception, and we have a diverse mobile game pipeline planned for 2016 that explores a variety of genres. We intend to introduce potential market hits in May such as the mobile version of New Ghost, which received outstanding results in closed beta testing, and Fantasy Westward Journey: Warriors. Later this year we also expect to release new mobile games based on our legacy titles such as Tianxia III, Heroes of Tang Dynasty Zero and Westward Journey: Rage, as well as a series of new game titles based on the best-selling novels by Mr. Gu Long."

"The performance of our PC-client games was steady in the first quarter. We launched new expansion packs for New Ghost, Kung Fu Master II and Demon Seals in April 2016, and we plan to introduce new expansion packs in the coming months for games including Westward Journey Online II and Tianxia III to satisfy pent-up player demand. We are also on track to unveil new games such as the real-time action tactic thriller War Rage. To complement our release schedule for our self-developed titles and in conjunction with the global launch, we expect to bring Blizzard Entertainment's highly anticipated first-person shooter game Overwatch to players in China on May 24."

"Despite a challenging economic environment, NetEase continues to be a leading choice for advertisers. Led by the automobile, internet services and telecommunication services sectors, our first quarter results were supported by the enhanced monetization efforts of our Mobile News App as well as our diversified mobile product portfolio. In addition, our cross-border e-commerce platform, Kaola.com, continues to grow at a healthy pace. In the first quarter, Kaola.com demonstrated strong momentum and we are seeing improved margins as the business achieves economies of scale."

"We believe our positive results for the first quarter position each of our businesses for continued success throughout 2016. By providing the highest quality mobile and PC-client games, and exceptional user experiences with our e-commerce services and other internet products, NetEase will continue to be a leading destination for Chinese internet users," Mr. Ding concluded.

First Quarter 2016 Financial Results

Net Revenues

Net revenues for the first quarter of 2016 were RMB7,915.4 million (US$1,227.6 million), compared to RMB7,903.0 million and RMB3,660.2 million for the preceding quarter and the first quarter of 2015, respectively.

Net revenues from online games were RMB6,015.1 million (US$932.9 million) for the first quarter of 2016, compared to RMB5,502.9 million and RMB2,941.2 million for the preceding quarter and the first quarter of 2015, respectively.

Net revenues from advertising services were RMB393.2 million (US$61.0 million) for the first quarter of 2016, compared to RMB609.0 million and RMB297.8 million for the preceding quarter and the first quarter of 2015, respectively.

Net revenues from e-mail, e-commerce and others were RMB1,507.1 million (US$233.7 million) for the first quarter of 2016, compared to RMB1,791.1 million and RMB421.2 million for the preceding quarter and the first quarter of 2015, respectively. The quarter-over-quarter decrease in e-mail, e-commerce and others net revenues was due to a shift in business strategy from direct merchandise sales to platform services for certain NetEase e-commerce businesses.

Gross Profit

Gross profit for the first quarter of 2016 was RMB4,586.6 million (US$711.3 million), compared to RMB4,219.7 million and RMB2,489.1 million for the preceding quarter and the first quarter of 2015, respectively.

The year-over-year increase in online games gross profit was primarily driven by revenue contribution from mobile games such as the Fantasy Westward Journey and Westward Journey Online mobile games, and licensed games such as Blizzard Entertainment'sHearthstone®: Heroes of Warcraft. The quarter-over-quarter increase in online games gross profit was primarily driven by revenue contribution from mobile games such as the Westward Journey Online mobile game, Kung Fu Panda 3, Invincible and Blizzard Entertainment'sHearthstone: Heroes of Warcraft.

The year-over-year increase in advertising services gross profit was primarily attributable to strong demand from the automobile, internet services and telecommunication services sectors, and NetEase's monetization efforts for its mobile applications, primarily its Mobile NewsApp. The quarter-over-quarter decrease in advertising services gross profit was primarily due to seasonality.

The year-over-year increase in e-mail, e-commerce and others gross profit was primarily due to increased revenue contribution from NetEase's e-commerce businesses such as Kaola.com, which was partially offset by the suspension of higher margin e-commerce services related to third-party lottery products since February 2015. The quarter-over-quarter increase in e-mail, e-commerce and others gross profit was primarily due to increased gross profit from NetEase's e-commerce businesses such as Kaola.com and other e-commerce services.

Gross Profit Margin

Gross profit margin for the online games business for the first quarter of 2016 was 67.1%, compared to 67.2% and 73.1% for the preceding quarter and the first quarter of 2015, respectively. The year-over-year decrease in gross profit margin was mainly due to increased revenue contribution from mobile games, which have relatively lower gross profit margins, as a percentage of NetEase's total online games revenues. 

Gross profit margin for the advertising services business for the first quarter of 2016 was 62.4%, compared to 68.1% and 59.2% for the preceding quarter and the first quarter of 2015, respectively. The year-over-year increase in gross profit margin was mainly due to enhanced economies of scale driven by revenue growth. The quarter-over-quarter decrease in gross profit margin was mainly due to seasonality.

Gross profit margin for the e-mail, e-commerce and others business for the first quarter of 2016 was 20.4%, compared to 6.0% and 38.9% for the preceding quarter and the first quarter of 2015, respectively. The year-over-year decrease in gross profit margin was primarily attributable to the suspension of higher margin e-commerce services related to third-party lottery products. The quarter-over-quarter improvement in gross profit margin was mainly due to the revenue growth from NetEase's e-commerce businesses such as Kaola.com, as well as the shift in business strategy to focus on providing platform services for certain e-commerce businesses as discussed above.

Operating Expenses

Total operating expenses for the first quarter of 2016 were RMB1,718.9 million (US$266.6 million), compared to RMB1,801.7 million and RMB1,173.5 million for the preceding quarter and the first quarter of 2015, respectively. The year-over-year increase in operating expenses was mainly due to increased operating expenses related to Kaola.com, increased selling and marketing expenses related to online games and advertising services, higher research and development investments and higher staff-related costs resulting from an increase in headcount and average compensation. The quarter-over-quarter decrease in operating expenses was mainly due to decreased selling and marketing expenses for online games and advertising services and partially offset by the increased operating expense related to Kaola.com.

Income Taxes

The Company recorded a net income tax charge of RMB530.7 million (US$82.3 million) for the first quarter of 2016, compared to RMB513.8 million and RMB214.5 million for the preceding quarter and the first quarter of 2015, respectively. The effective tax rate for the first quarter of 2016 was 17.5%, compared to 19.2% and 14.1% for the preceding quarter and the first quarter of 2015, respectively. The change in effective tax rate represents the Company's estimate of the effective tax rate for the first quarter of 2016.

Net Income After Tax

Net income attributable to the Company's shareholders for the first quarter of 2016 totaled RMB2.5 billion (US$381.6 million), compared to RMB2.2 billion and RMB1.3 billion for the preceding quarter and the first quarter of 2015, respectively. Non-GAAP net income attributable to the Company's shareholders[1] for the first quarter of 2016 totaled RMB2.7 billion (US$413.5 million), compared to RMB2.4 billion and RMB1.4 billion for the preceding quarter and the first quarter of 2015, respectively.

During the first quarter of 2016, the Company had a net foreign exchange loss of RMB36.0 million (US$5.6 million), compared to net foreign exchange gains of RMB66.3 million and RMB22.7 million for the preceding quarter and the first quarter of 2015, respectively. The year-over-year and quarter-over-quarter changes in foreign exchange gains and losses were mainly due to unrealized exchange gains and losses arising from the Company's U.S. dollar-denominated bank deposits and short-term loan balances as the exchange rate of the U.S. dollar against the RMB fluctuated over the periods.

NetEase reported basic and diluted earnings per ADS of US$2.90 and US$2.88, respectively, for the first quarter of 2016. The Company reported basic and diluted earnings per ADS of US$2.55 and US$2.53, respectively, for the preceding quarter, and basic and diluted earnings per ADS of US$1.50 and US$1.49, respectively, for the first quarter of 2015. Non-GAAP basic and diluted earnings per ADS were US$3.14 and US$3.12, respectively, for the first quarter of 2016, compared to non-GAAP basic and diluted earnings per ADS of US$2.78 and US$2.76, respectively, in the preceding quarter, and non-GAAP basic and diluted earnings per ADS of US$1.69 and US$1.68, respectively, for the first quarter of 2015.

Quarterly Dividend

The board of directors has approved a dividend of US$0.73 per ADS for the first quarter of 2016, which is expected to be paid on June 3, 2016 to shareholders of record as of the close of business on May 25, 2016.

NetEase paid a dividend of US$0.64 per ADS for the fourth quarter of 2015 on March 18, 2016.

Under the Company's quarterly dividend policy announced on May 13, 2014, quarterly dividends will be set at an amount equivalent to approximately 25% of the Company's anticipated net income after tax in each fiscal quarter. The determination to make dividend distributions and the amount of such distributions in any particular quarter will be made at the discretion of the board of directors and will be based upon the Company's operations and earnings, cash flow, financial condition and other relevant factors.

Other Information

As of March 31, 2016, the Company's total cash and cash equivalents, current and non-current time deposits and short-term investments balance totaled RMB28.4 billion (US$4.4 billion), compared to RMB26.8 billion as of December 31, 2015. Cash flow generated from operating activities was RMB3.1 billion (US$479.6 million) for the first quarter of 2016, compared to RMB3.1 billion and RMB1.9 billion for the preceding quarter and the first quarter of 2015, respectively.

Share Repurchase Program

On September 1, 2015, the Company announced that its board of directors approved a new share repurchase program of up to US$500 million of the Company's outstanding ADSs for a period not to exceed 12 months. NetEase plans to fund repurchases made under this program from available working capital. Under the terms of the approved program, NetEase may repurchase its issued and outstanding ADSs in open-market transactions on the NASDAQ Global Select Market. The timing and dollar amount of repurchase transactions will be subject to Securities and Exchange Commission ("SEC") Rule 10b-18 requirements. It is also expected that such repurchases will be effected pursuant to a plan in conformity with SEC Rule 10b5-1. As of March 31, 2016, the Company had repurchased approximately 0.69 million ADSs for approximately US$92.0 million under this program.

** The United States dollar (US$) amounts disclosed in this press release are presented solely for the convenience of the reader. Translations of amounts from RMB into United States dollars for the convenience of the reader were calculated at the noon buying rate of US$1.00 = RMB6.4480 on March 31, 2016 as set forth in the H.10 statistical release of the U.S. Federal Reserve Board. No representation is made that the RMB amounts could have been, or could be, converted into US$ at that rate on March 31, 2016, or at any other certain date. The percentages stated are calculated based on RMB.

Conference Call

NetEase's management team will host a teleconference call with simultaneous webcast at 9:00 p.m. Eastern Time on Wednesday, May 11, 2016 (Beijing/Hong Kong Time: 9:00 a.m., Thursday, May 12, 2016). NetEase's management will be on the call to discuss the quarterly results and answer questions.

Interested parties may participate in the conference call by dialing 1-888-510-1786 (international: 1-719-325- 2464), 10-15 minutes prior to the initiation of the call. A replay of the call will be available by dialing 1-888-203-1112 (international: 1-719-457-0820), and entering passcode 6941942#. The replay will be available through May 25, 2016.

This call will be webcast live and the replay will be available for 12 months. Both will be available on NetEase's Investor Relations website at http://ir.netease.com.

About NetEase, Inc.

NetEase, Inc. (NASDAQ: NTES) is a leading internet technology company in China. Dedicated to providing online services centered around content, community, communication and commerce, NetEase develops and operates some of China's most popular PC-client and mobile games, advertising services, e-mail services and e-commerce platforms. In partnership with Blizzard Entertainment, NetEase also operates some of the most popular international online games in China. For more information, please visit: http://ir.netease.com/.

Forward Looking Statements

This press release contains statements of a forward-looking nature. These statements are made under the "safe harbor" provisions of the U.S. Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. You can identify these forward-looking statements by terminology such as "will," "expects," "anticipates," "future," "intends," "plans," "believes," "estimates" and similar statements. The accuracy of these statements may be impacted by a number of business risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially from those projected or anticipated, including risks related to: the risk that the online game market will not continue to grow or that NetEase will not be able to maintain its leading position in that market, which could occur if, for example, its new online games or expansion packs and other improvements to its existing games do not become as popular as management anticipates; the ability of NetEase to successfully expand its mobile internet offerings; the ability of NetEase to effectively market its games and other services and achieve a positive return on its marketing expenditures; the risk that Shanghai EaseNet will not be able to continue operating World of Warcraft®, StarCraft® II, Hearthstone®: Heroes of Warcraft, Diablo III®: Reaper of Souls, Heroes of the Storm, Overwatch or other games licensed by it for a period of time or permanently due to possible governmental actions or the risk that such games will not be popular with game players in China; the risk that changes in Chinese government regulation of the online game market and the market for NetEase's e-commerce services may limit future growth of NetEase's revenues or cause revenues to decline; competition in the online advertising business and the risk that investments by NetEase in its content and services may not increase the appeal of the NetEase websites among internet users or result in increased advertising revenues; the risk that NetEase may not be able to continuously develop new and creative online services, including its ability to maintain and enhance the popularity of its e-mail, mobile and e-commerce services and develop attractive mobile games; the risk that NetEase will not be able to control its expenses in future periods; competition in NetEase's existing and potential markets; governmental uncertainties (including possible changes in the effective tax rates applicable to NetEase and its subsidiaries and affiliates and the ability of NetEase to receive and maintain approvals of the preferential tax treatments and general competition and price pressures in the marketplace); the risk that fluctuations in the value of the Renminbi with respect to other currencies could adversely affect NetEase's business and financial results; and other risks outlined in NetEase's filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission. NetEase does not undertake any obligation to update this forward-looking information, except as required under the applicable law.

Non-GAAP Financial Measures

NetEase considers and uses non-GAAP financial measures, such as non-GAAP net income attributable to the Company's shareholders and non-GAAP basic and diluted earnings per ADS, as supplemental metrics in reviewing and assessing its operating performance and formulating its business plan. The presentation of non-GAAP financial measures is not intended to be considered in isolation or as a substitute for the financial information prepared and presented in accordance with accounting principles generally accepted in the United States of America ("U.S. GAAP").

NetEase defines non-GAAP net income attributable to the Company's shareholders as net income attributable to the Company's shareholders excluding share-based compensation expenses. Non-GAAP net income attributable to the Company's shareholders enables NetEase's management to assess its operating results without considering the impact of share-based compensation expenses, which are non-cash charges. NetEase believes that these non-GAAP financial measures provide useful information to investors in understanding and evaluating the Company's current operating performance and future prospects in the same manner as management does, if they so choose. NetEase also believes that the use of this non-GAAP financial measure facilitates investors' assessment of its operating performance.

Non-GAAP financial measures are not defined under U.S. GAAP and are not presented in accordance with U.S. GAAP. Non-GAAP financial measures have limitations as analytical tools. One of the key limitations of using non-GAAP net income attributable to the Company's shareholders is that it does not reflect all items of expense that affect our operations. Share-based compensation expenses have been and may continue to be incurred in our business and are not reflected in the presentation of non-GAAP net income attributable to the Company's shareholders. In addition, the non-GAAP financial measures NetEase uses may differ from the non-GAAP measures used by other companies, including peer companies, and therefore their comparability may be limited.

NetEase compensates for these limitations by reconciling non-GAAP net income attributable to the Company's shareholders to the nearest U.S. GAAP performance measure, all of which should be considered when evaluating the Company's performance. See "Reconciliation of GAAP and Non-GAAP Results" at the end of this press release. NetEase encourages you to review its financial information in its entirety and not rely on a single financial measure.

Contact for Media and Investors:

Juliet Yang
NetEase, Inc.
hzyangyy@corp.netease.com
Tel: (+86) 571-8985-3378

Brandi Piacente
Investor Relations
brandi@corp.netease.com
Tel: (+1) 212-481-2050

[1] As used in this press release, non-GAAP net income attributable to the Company's shareholders is defined to exclude share-based compensation expenses. See "Unaudited Reconciliation of GAAP and Non-GAAP Results" at the end of this press release.

 

NETEASE, INC.

           

UNAUDITED CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS

     

(RMB and USD in thousands)

       
   

 December 31, 

 

 March 31, 

 

 March 31, 

   

2015

 

2016

 

2016

   

 RMB  

 

 RMB  

 

 USD (Note 1) 

Assets

           
             

Current assets:

           

   Cash and cash equivalents

 

6,071,487

 

6,584,533

 

1,021,174

   Time deposits

 

14,593,291

 

13,878,984

 

2,152,448

   Restricted cash

 

2,192,634

 

2,410,346

 

373,813

   Accounts receivable, net

 

2,614,149

 

2,416,859

 

374,823

   Prepayments and other current assets

 

3,513,275

 

3,860,227

 

598,670

   Short-term investments

 

5,013,499

 

6,556,254

 

1,016,789

   Deferred tax assets

 

410,589

 

387,863

 

60,152

Total current assets

 

34,408,924

 

36,095,066

 

5,597,869

             

Non-current assets:

           

   Property, equipment and software, net 

 

2,092,046

 

2,010,962

 

311,874

   Land use right, net

 

238,878

 

421,552

 

65,377

   Deferred tax assets 

 

24,685

 

27,209

 

4,220

   Time deposits

 

1,110,000

 

1,410,000

 

218,673

   Restricted cash

 

1,200,000

 

1,200,000

 

186,104

   Other long-term assets

 

2,082,897

 

2,073,674

 

321,600

Total non-current assets

 

6,748,506

 

7,143,397

 

1,107,848

Total assets 

 

41,157,430

 

43,238,463

 

6,705,717

             

Liabilities and Shareholders' Equity

           
             

Current liabilities:

           

   Accounts payable 

 

700,600

 

924,746

 

143,416

   Salary and welfare payables

 

920,982

 

792,611

 

122,924

   Taxes payable

 

736,214

 

1,092,748

 

169,471

   Short-term loan

 

2,272,760

 

2,261,420

 

350,717

   Deferred revenue

 

4,651,750

 

4,582,657

 

710,710

   Accrued liabilities and other payables

 

2,218,330

 

2,219,895

 

344,277

   Deferred tax liabilities

 

166,787

 

128,524

 

19,932

Total current liabilities

 

11,667,423

 

12,002,601

 

1,861,447

             

Long-term payable:

           

   Deferred tax liabilities

 

81,434

 

81,434

 

12,629

   Other long-term payable

 

84,974

 

6,083

 

943

Total liabilities

 

11,833,831

 

12,090,118

 

1,875,019

             

Total NetEase, Inc.'s equity

 

29,240,083

 

31,023,981

 

4,811,411

Noncontrolling interests

 

83,516

 

124,364

 

19,287

Total shareholders' equity

 

29,323,599

 

31,148,345

 

4,830,698

             

Total liabilities and shareholders' equity    

 

41,157,430

 

43,238,463

 

6,705,717

             

The accompanying notes are an integral part of this press release.

       

 

 

NETEASE, INC.

               

UNAUDITED CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF INCOME

       

(RMB and USD in thousands, except per share data)

   

 Quarter Ended 

   

March 31,

 

December 31,

 

March 31,

 

 March 31, 

   

2015

 

2015

 

2016

 

2016

   

 RMB 

 

 RMB 

 

 RMB 

 

 USD (Note 1) 

Net revenues:

               

Online game services

 

2,941,231

 

5,502,867

 

6,015,056

 

932,856

Advertising services

 

297,792

 

608,967

 

393,177

 

60,977

E-mail, e-commerce and others

 

421,224

 

1,791,120

 

1,507,123

 

233,735

Total net revenues

 

3,660,247

 

7,902,954

 

7,915,356

 

1,227,568

                 

Total cost of revenues

 

(1,171,139)

 

(3,683,268)

 

(3,328,747)

 

(516,245)

                 

Gross profit

 

2,489,108

 

4,219,686

 

4,586,609

 

711,323

                 

Selling and marketing expenses 

 

(551,045)

 

(893,055)

 

(781,888)

 

(121,261)

General and administrative expenses

 

(170,599)

 

(321,855)

 

(313,675)

 

(48,647)

Research and development expenses 

 

(451,826)

 

(586,759)

 

(623,361)

 

(96,675)

Total operating expenses

 

(1,173,470)

 

(1,801,669)

 

(1,718,924)

 

(266,583)

                 

Operating profit

 

1,315,638

 

2,418,017

 

2,867,685

 

444,740

Other income/(expenses):

               

Investment income, net

 

3,326

 

32,120

 

40,321

 

6,253

Interest income

 

167,047

 

132,832

 

136,631

 

21,190

Exchange gains/(losses)

 

22,689

 

66,285

 

(36,028)

 

(5,587)

Other, net

 

11,246

 

23,196

 

23,685

 

3,673

                 

Net income before tax

 

1,519,946

 

2,672,450

 

3,032,294

 

470,269

Income tax

 

(214,543)

 

(513,770)

 

(530,652)

 

(82,297)

                 

Net income after tax

 

1,305,403

 

2,158,680

 

2,501,642

 

387,972

Net (income)/losses attributable to noncontrolling interests
    and mezzanine classified noncontrolling interests

 

(40,981)

 

5,781

 

(40,848)

 

(6,335)

Net income attributable to
   the Company's shareholders

 

1,264,422

 

2,164,461

 

2,460,794

 

381,637

                 
                 

Earnings per share, basic

 

0.39

 

0.66

 

0.75

 

0.12

Earnings per ADS, basic

 

9.65

 

16.46

 

18.70

 

2.90

Earnings per share, diluted

 

0.38

 

0.65

 

0.74

 

0.12

Earnings per ADS, diluted

 

9.60

 

16.34

 

18.56

 

2.88

                 

Weighted average number of
   ordinary shares outstanding, basic

 

3,274,098

 

3,286,917

 

3,290,129

 

3,290,129

Weighted average number of
   ADS outstanding, basic

 

130,964

 

131,477

 

131,605

 

131,605

Weighted average number of
   ordinary shares outstanding, diluted

 

3,294,334

 

3,312,135

 

3,314,243

 

3,314,243

Weighted average number of
   ADS outstanding, diluted

 

131,773

 

132,485

 

132,570

 

132,570

                 

The accompanying notes are an integral part of this press release.

           

 

 

NETEASE, INC.

               

UNAUDITED CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF CASH FLOWS

       

(RMB and USD in thousands)

               
   

Quarter Ended

   

 March 31, 

 

 December 31, 

 

 March 31, 

 

 March 31, 

   

2015

 

2015

 

2016

 

2016

   

 RMB  

 

 RMB  

 

 RMB  

 

 USD (Note 1) 

Cash flows from operating activities:                                   

               

     Net income  

 

1,305,403

 

2,158,680

 

2,501,642

 

387,972

     Adjustments to reconcile net income to net
         cash provided by operating activities: 

               

     Depreciation and amortization 

 

38,675

 

54,554

 

64,148

 

9,948

     Impairment loss for investments 

 

-

 

12,037

 

-

 

-

     Share-based compensation cost 

 

160,459

 

190,483

 

205,614

 

31,888

     Allowance for/ (reversal of) provision for doubtful debts 

 

5,974

 

836

 

(624)

 

(97)

     (Gain)/ loss on disposal of property,
         equipment and software 

 

(88)

 

6,017

 

(4)

 

(1)

     Unrealized exchange (gains)/ losses    

 

(7,141)

 

(65,963)

 

28,906

 

4,483

     Deferred income taxes 

 

41,137

 

(19,724)

 

(18,062)

 

(2,801)

     Net equity share of loss from associated companies 

 

21,530

 

9,083

 

16,528

 

2,563

     Fair value changes of short-term investments 

 

(21,787)

 

(51,160)

 

(53,437)

 

(8,288)

     Changes in operating assets and liabilities: 

               

         Accounts receivable 

 

(23,999)

 

(672,343)

 

197,291

 

30,597

         Prepayments and other current assets 

 

(310,698)

 

(19,228)

 

(360,727)

 

(55,944)

         Accounts payable 

 

(46,234)

 

140,671

 

257,966

 

40,007

         Salary and welfare payables 

 

(72,485)

 

398,228

 

(128,371)

 

(19,909)

         Taxes payable 

 

178,991

 

144,782

 

356,632

 

55,309

         Deferred revenue 

 

224,742

 

541,012

 

(69,092)

 

(10,715)

         Accrued liabilities and other payables 

 

430,669

 

285,928

 

94,348

 

14,632

             Net cash provided by operating activities 

 

1,925,148

 

3,113,893

 

3,092,758

 

479,644

                 

Cash flows from investing activities:

               

     Purchase of property, equipment and software 

 

(120,352)

 

(220,268)

 

(244,114)

 

(37,859)

     Proceeds from sale of property, equipment and software 

 

136

 

691

 

526

 

81

     Purchase of land use right 

 

-

 

(123,787)

 

-

 

-

     Net change in short-term investments
         with terms of three months or less 

 

386,479

 

136,256

 

(1,823,812)

 

(282,849)

     Purchase of short-term investments 

 

(830,000)

 

(1,370,000)

 

(1,604,000)

 

(248,759)

     Proceeds from maturities of short-term investments 

 

507,648

 

664,251

 

1,938,493

 

300,635

     Transfer from/ (to) restricted cash 

 

252,526

 

(231,015)

 

(217,885)

 

(33,791)

     Placement/rollover of matured time deposits 

 

(5,337,795)

 

(4,615,772)

 

(3,160,893)

 

(490,213)

     Proceeds from maturities of time deposits 

 

6,156,953

 

3,125,866

 

3,562,570

 

552,508

     Net change in other assets 

 

(79,609)

 

(156,401)

 

3,011

 

467

             Net cash provided by/ (used in) investing activities 

 

935,986

 

(2,790,179)

 

(1,546,104)

 

(239,780)

                 

The accompanying notes are an integral part of this press release.

         

 

 

NETEASE, INC.

   

UNAUDITED CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF CASH FLOWS (CONTINUED)

   

(RMB and USD in thousands)

     
   

Quarter Ended

       

 March 31, 

 

 December 31, 

 

 March 31, 

 

 March 31, 

       

2015

 

2015

 

2016

 

2016

       

 RMB  

 

 RMB  

 

 RMB  

 

 USD (Note 1) 

                     

Cash flows from financing activities:              

                   

     Proceeds of short-term bank loans 

     

1,219,853

 

2,223,623

 

2,272,760

 

352,475

     Payment of short-term bank loans 

     

(2,049,865)

 

(2,223,623)

 

(2,272,760)

 

(352,475)

     Capital contribution from noncontrolling interests shareholders 

     

15

 

15,000

 

4

 

1

     Repurchase of mezzanine classified noncontrolling interests  

     

-

 

(134,736)

 

-

 

-

     Repurchase of shares 

     

-

 

-

 

(466,972)

 

(72,421)

     Dividends paid to shareholders 

     

(313,406)

 

(470,935)

 

(552,756)

 

(85,725)

             Net cash used in financing activities      

     

(1,143,403)

 

(590,671)

 

(1,019,724)

 

(158,145)

                     

     Effect of exchange rate changes on cash 

                   

         held in foreign currencies 

     

717

 

68,362

 

(13,884)

 

(2,153)

             Net increase/ (decrease) in cash and cash equivalents 

     

1,718,448

 

(198,595)

 

513,046

 

79,566

Cash and cash equivalents, beginning of the period

     

2,021,453

 

6,270,082

 

6,071,487

 

941,608

Cash and cash equivalents, end of the period

     

3,739,901

 

6,071,487

 

6,584,533

 

1,021,174

                     

Supplemental disclosures of cash flow information:

                   

     Cash paid for income tax, net 

     

141,893

 

353,663

 

393,048

 

60,957

Supplemental schedule of non-cash investing 

                   

     and financing activities:

                   

     Fixed asset purchases financed by
         accounts payable and accrued liabilities 

     

42,198

 

216,328

 

133,160

 

20,651

                     

The accompanying notes are an integral part of this press release.

                   

 

 

NETEASE, INC.

               

UNAUDITED SEGMENT INFORMATION

           

(RMB and USD in thousands, except percentages)

   
                 
 

Quarter Ended

   

March 31,

 

December 31,

 

 March 31, 

 

 March 31, 

   

2015

 

2015

 

2016

 

2016

   

RMB

 

RMB

 

RMB

 

USD (Note 1)

Net revenues:

               

Online game services                           

 

2,941,231

 

5,502,867

 

6,015,056

 

932,856

Advertising services

 

297,792

 

608,967

 

393,177

 

60,977

E-mail, e-commerce and others

 

421,224

 

1,791,120

 

1,507,123

 

233,735

Total net revenues

 

3,660,247

 

7,902,954

 

7,915,356

 

1,227,568

                 

Cost of revenues:

               

Online game services

 

(792,470)

 

(1,805,489)

 

(1,980,738)

 

(307,186)

Advertising services

 

(121,392)

 

(194,179)

 

(147,953)

 

(22,946)

E-mail, e-commerce and others

 

(257,277)

 

(1,683,600)

 

(1,200,056)

 

(186,113)

Total cost of revenues

 

(1,171,139)

 

(3,683,268)

 

(3,328,747)

 

(516,245)

                 

Gross profit:

               

Online game services

 

2,148,761

 

3,697,378

 

4,034,318

 

625,670

Advertising services

 

176,400

 

414,788

 

245,224

 

38,031

E-mail, e-commerce and others

 

163,947

 

107,520

 

307,067

 

47,622

Total gross profit

 

2,489,108

 

4,219,686

 

4,586,609

 

711,323

                 

Gross profit margin:

               

Online game services

 

73.1%

 

67.2%

 

67.1%

 

67.1%

Advertising services

 

59.2%

 

68.1%

 

62.4%

 

62.4%

E-mail, e-commerce and others

 

38.9%

 

6.0%

 

20.4%

 

20.4%

                 

The accompanying notes are an integral part of this press release.

       

 

NETEASE, INC.

NOTES TO UNAUDITED FINANCIAL INFORMATION

Note 1: The conversion of Renminbi (RMB) into United States dollars (USD) is based on the noon buying rate of USD1.00 = RMB6.4480 on the last trading day of March 2016 (March 31, 2016) as set forth in the H.10 statistical release of the U.S. Federal Reserve Board.

Note 2: Share-based compensation cost reported in the Company's unaudited condensed consolidated statements of comprehensive income is set out as follows in RMB and USD (in thousands):

   

Quarter Ended

   
   

March 31,

 

December 31,

 

March 31,

 

March 31,

   
   

2015

 

2015

 

2016

 

2016

   
   

RMB

 

RMB

 

RMB

 

USD (Note 1)

   

Share-based compensation cost included in:

                   

Cost of revenue                                              

 

75,562

 

93,689

 

96,883

 

15,025

   

Operating expenses

                   

- Selling and marketing expenses

 

8,967

 

9,071

 

10,993

 

1,705

   

- General and administrative expenses

 

25,410

 

39,742

 

45,291

 

7,024

   

- Research and development expenses

 

50,520

 

47,981

 

52,447

 

8,134

   
                     

The accompanying notes are an integral part of this press release.

           

 

NETEASE, INC.

UNAUDITED RECONCILIATION OF GAAP AND NON-GAAP RESULTS

(RMB and USD in thousands, except per share data)

                 
 

Quarter Ended

   

March 31,

 

December 31,

 

March 31,

 

March 31,

   

2015

 

2015

 

2016

 

2016

   

RMB

 

RMB

 

RMB

 

USD (Note 1)

Net income attributable to the Company's shareholders

 

1,264,422

 

2,164,461

 

2,460,794

 

381,637

Add: Share-based compensation

 

160,459

 

190,483

 

205,614

 

31,888

Non-GAAP net income attributable to the Company's shareholders

 

1,424,881

 

2,354,944

 

2,666,408

 

413,525

                 

Non-GAAP earnings per share, basic

 

0.44

 

0.72

 

0.81

 

0.13

Non-GAAP earnings per ADS, basic

 

10.88

 

17.91

 

20.26

 

3.14

Non-GAAP earnings per share, diluted

 

0.43

 

0.71

 

0.80

 

0.12

Non-GAAP earnings per ADS, diluted

 

10.81

 

17.78

 

20.11

 

3.12

 

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SOURCE NetEase, Inc.