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NetEase Reports Fourth Quarter and Fiscal Year 2012 Unaudited Financial Results

 

 

 

 

BEIJING, Feb. 6, 2013 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- NetEase, Inc. (NASDAQ: NTES), one of China's leading Internet and online game services providers, today announced its unaudited financial results for the fourth quarter and fiscal year ended December 31, 2012.

William Ding, Chief Executive Officer and Director of NetEase, stated, "2012 marked another strong year for NetEase as we continued to enhance our games and services, as well as introduce new products and services throughout the year.  Our 12.1% growth in total revenues was primarily due to an 11.2% increase in our online games business and a 6.9% increase in our advertising services business.  We finished the year with a solid fourth quarter, growing our total revenues by 8.3% year-over-year and 13.8% quarter-over-quarter, as well as year-over-year and quarter-over-quarter growth in revenue from our online games business."

"The growing popularity of our self-developed games and the newly launched expansion pack for Blizzard Entertainment's World of Warcraft® contributed to our 13.6% quarter-over-quarter increase in online game revenues, supported by the launch of new games Kung Fu Master, Soul of the Fighter and Heroes of Tang Dynasty II.  2012 has been a remarkable year for our self-developed online games.  The continued growth from our flagship games, new game launches, and exciting expansion packs and upgrades drove our 11.2% year-over-year increase in online game revenues.  Highlights for the year include Fantasy Westward Journey and Westward Journey Online II reaching record high PCU levels in August, Ghost and Tianxia III delivering solid performances during the year, and Kung Fu Master and Heroes of Tang Dynasty II receiving positive feedback following their launches in October and November, respectively."

"Robust game expansion and pipeline development remains a core theme for the anticipated growth of our online game services in 2013.  These initiatives are proceeding well in the first quarter of 2013, with expansion packs for Westward Journey Online III and New Fly for Fun planned to kick-off our online game release schedule.  For the second quarter of 2013, our current plan includes the launch of expansion packs for Westward Journey Online II, Tianxia III, Heroes of Tang Dynasty II, Kung Fu Master and Soul of the Fighter and the new version of Ghost." 

"As we continue to build on our successful game platforms, we are working to diversify our portfolio into new genres, with the development of our 3D action real-time strategy game Heroes of Three Kingdoms and a first person shooter game.  Moreover, we plan to introduce two additional new games that further augment our extensive game portfolio, Dragon Sword, our next generation 3D MMORPG, and Legend of Tibet, a 2.5D MMORPG that follows a unique story based on Tibetan mythology.  The development of these games is well underway, with plans for commercialization in the second half of the year." 

 

"With regard to advertising services, our revenues for the fourth quarter grew by 6.8% quarter-over-quarter with automobile, financial services and Internet services as the three highest performing sectors.  We continued to enhance our online offerings with the strategic development of our mobile initiatives, which have proved to be highly popular with our users.  As of December 31, 2012, we had over 50 million installations for our Mobile News application with over 22 million active users on a daily basis, 8.5 million installations for Youdao Cloudnote and 128 million installations for Youdao Dictionary on mobile devices.  As we move through 2013, we are cautiously optimistic that we will see continued spending and growth in our advertising business as we work to increase traffic to our portals with a focus on both traditional and mobile Internet."

"2012 marked the 15th anniversary of our mailbox services, where we continue to be one of China's leading e-mail service providers.  With the launch of our new e-mail 5.0 services in August, the number of new users and user activity increased substantially in 2012.  As of December 31, 2012, we had approximately 530 million registered e-mail users.  We continue to optimize these services to enhance their appeal to our users."

"We remain focused on bringing games and content to the Internet market that showcase our innovation and leadership.  Our strategic initiatives are designed to build on our established online games, portal and e-mail businesses through the introduction of high quality content, leading technology and optimization.  In 2013, we will work to achieve growth across our businesses with enhancements to our games and services that underscore our commitment to driving content, community, communication and commerce in China's growing online market," Mr. Ding concluded.

Fourth Quarter 2012 Financial Results

Revenues

Total revenues for the fourth quarter of 2012 were RMB2.3 billion (US$373.5 million), compared to RMB2.0 billion and RMB2.1 billion for the preceding quarter and the fourth quarter of 2011, respectively.

Revenues from online game services were RMB2.0 billion (US$317.4 million) for the fourth quarter of 2012, compared to RMB1.7 billion and RMB1.8 billion for the preceding quarter and the fourth quarter of 2011, respectively.

Revenues from advertising services were RMB259.5 million (US$41.7 million) for the fourth quarter of 2012, compared to RMB243.0 million and RMB278.5 million for the preceding quarter and the fourth quarter of 2011, respectively.

Revenues from e-mail, wireless value-added services and others ("E-mail, WVAS and others") were RMB89.8 million (US$14.4 million) for the fourth quarter of 2012, compared to RMB61.9 million and RMB37.2 million for the preceding quarter and the fourth quarter of 2011, respectively.

Gross Profit

Gross profit for the fourth quarter of 2012 was RMB1.6 billion (US$258.1 million), compared to RMB1.4 billion and RMB1.5 billion for the preceding quarter and the fourth quarter of 2011, respectively.

The quarter-over-quarter increase in gross profit was primarily attributable to increased revenues from both the online games and advertising services businesses. The increase in revenues from self-developed games was mainly attributable to Tianxia III, Heroes of Tang Dynasty II, and NetEase's two new games Kung Fu Master and Soul of the Fighter. The performances of Fantasy Westward Journey, Westward Journey Online II and Ghost were steady in the fourth quarter of 2012.  The increased revenues from licensed games were mainly due to the October 2012 launch in mainland China of Mists of Pandaria®, the fourth expansion for Blizzard Entertainment's World of Warcraft.  The quarter-over-quarter increase in gross profit from advertising services was primarily attributable to seasonality and reduced content costs due to higher content costs incurred in the third quarter for the 2012 London Olympics.

The year-over-year increase in gross profit was primarily attributable to increased revenues from NetEase's self-developed games, which was partially offset by decreased revenues from advertising services. The increase in revenues from NetEase's self-developed games was mainly attributable to Fantasy Westward Journey, Kung Fu Master and Soul of the Fighter.

Gross Profit (Loss) Margin

Gross profit margin for the online games business for the fourth quarter of 2012 was 75.3%, compared to 74.2% and 72.6% for the preceding quarter and the fourth quarter of 2011, respectively.

Gross profit margin for the advertising business for the fourth quarter of 2012 was 54.3%, compared to 36.2% and 54.5% for the preceding quarter and the fourth quarter of 2011, respectively.  The quarter-over-quarter increase in gross profit margin was primarily due to increased revenues and reduced content costs due to higher content costs incurred in the third quarter for the 2012 London Olympics.

Gross profit margin for the E-mail, WVAS and others business for the fourth quarter of 2012 was 13.0%, compared to 6.0% and 2.2% for the preceding quarter and the fourth quarter of 2011, respectively.  The quarter-over-quarter and year-over-year improvements in gross profit margin were mainly due to increased revenues from NetEase's e-commerce and mailbox businesses, as well as the sale of game-related accessories, such as a limited edition package of World of Warcraft. 

Operating Expenses

Total operating expenses for the fourth quarter of 2012 were RMB580.4 million (US$93.2 million), compared to RMB537.5 million and RMB529.0 million for the preceding quarter and the fourth quarter of 2011, respectively.  The quarter-over-quarter increase in operating expenses was primarily due to increased selling and marketing expenses, mainly resulting from increased promotional activities for Kung Fu Master, World of Warcraft and Heroes of Tang Dynasty II, which was partially offset by decreased research and development costs as NetEase has recently commercially launched a number of new products. The year-over-year increase in operating expenses was primarily due to increased selling and marketing expenses and research and development staff-related costs, which was partially offset by an impairment provision of RMB50.3 million made in 2011 on the initial online game license fee of Blizzard Entertainment's StarCraft® II.

Net Profit

Net profit for the fourth quarter of 2012 totaled RMB1.0 billion (US$161.9 million), compared to RMB811.9 million and RMB898.6 million for the preceding quarter and the fourth quarter of 2011, respectively.  During the fourth quarter of 2012, the Company reported a net foreign exchange loss of RMB5.8 million (US$0.9 million), compared to a net foreign exchange gain of RMB23.7 million and a net foreign exchange loss of RMB36.4 million for the preceding quarter and the fourth quarter of 2011, respectively.  The quarter-over-quarter and year-over-year foreign exchange gain/losses were mainly due to the exchange gain/losses arising from the Company's foreign currency denominated bank deposit balances as of December 31, 2012, as the exchange rate of the Euro and US dollar against the RMB fluctuated over the periods. 

NetEase reported basic and diluted earnings per American depositary share ("ADS") of US$1.23 each for the fourth quarter of 2012.  The Company reported basic and diluted earnings per ADS of US$0.99 each for the preceding quarter, and basic and diluted earnings per ADS of US$1.10 each for the fourth quarter of 2011.

Income Taxes

The Company recorded a net income tax charge of RMB184.2 million (US$29.6 million) for the fourth quarter of 2012, compared to RMB194.8 million and RMB122.6 million for the preceding quarter and the fourth quarter of 2011, respectively.  The effective tax rate for the fourth quarter of 2012 was 15.4%, compared to 19.9% for the preceding quarter and 11.8% for the fourth quarter of 2011. The quarter-over-quarter decrease in effective tax rate was due to the occurrence in the preceding quarter of a one-time accrued withholding tax of RMB40.0 million associated with the offshore remittance of cash from China in connection with the declaration of a special cash dividend.

The Company's various principal subsidiaries renewed their qualifications as High and New Technology Enterprises in 2011 and receive the preferential enterprise income tax rate of 15% from 2011 to 2013, subject to annual review by the relevant tax authorities in China.

 

Fiscal Year 2012 Financial Results

 

Revenues

Total revenues for fiscal year 2012 were RMB8.4 billion (US$1.3 billion), compared to RMB7.5 billion for the preceding fiscal year. Revenues from online games were RMB7.3 billion (US$1.2 billion) for fiscal year 2012, compared to RMB6.6 billion for the preceding fiscal year.  Revenues from advertising services were RMB850.2 million (US$136.5 million) for fiscal year 2012, compared to RMB795.4 million for the preceding fiscal year.  Revenues from E-mail, WVAS and others were RMB242.7 million (US$39.0 million) for fiscal year 2012, compared to RMB124.9 million for the preceding fiscal year.

Gross Profit

Gross profit for fiscal year 2012 was RMB5.6 billion (US$902.5 million), compared to RMB4.9 billion for the preceding fiscal year.  The increase in gross profit for fiscal year 2012 was primarily driven by increased revenues, which was partially offset by increased cost of revenues.

The increase in online game services revenue in 2012 was primarily attributable to increased revenues from the Company's self-developed games such as Fantasy Westward Journey, Ghost, Tianxia III, Kung Fu Master and Westward Journey Online II for the reasons explained above, which was partially offset by decreased revenues from games licensed from Blizzard Entertainment.

The increase in advertising services revenue in 2012 was primarily attributable to large-scale global sporting events such as Euro Cup 2012 and the 2012 London Olympics, which contributed to an increase in portal and search traffic on NetEase's websites. The year-over-year decrease in gross profit margin was primarily due to increased headcount-related costs and content costs incurred for the 2012 London Olympics.

Operating Expenses

Total operating expenses for fiscal year 2012 were RMB1.9 billion (US$306.8 million), compared to RMB1.6 billion for the preceding fiscal year. The increase in operating expenses in 2012 was primarily due to increased selling and marketing expenses as a result of marketing and promotional activities for various games, including Kung Fu Master, Soul of the Fighter and Blizzard Entertainment's World of Warcraft, and increased staff-related costs resulting from increased headcount in general and administration and research and development areas, which was partially offset by the impairment provision of an initial online game license fee in 2011, as mentioned above.

Net Profit

Net profit for fiscal year 2012 totaled RMB3.6 billion (US$583.9 million), compared to RMB3.2 billion for the preceding fiscal year. For fiscal year 2012, the Company reported a net foreign exchange loss of RMB0.6 million (US$0.1 million), compared to a net foreign exchange loss of RMB79.1 million for the preceding fiscal year. The net foreign exchange losses for 2012 and 2011 were mainly due to exchange losses arising from the Company's Euro-denominated bank deposit balances as the exchange rate of the Euro against the RMB fluctuated over these periods. NetEase reported basic and diluted earnings per ADS of US$4.45 and US$4.44 for fiscal year 2012, respectively.  The Company reported basic and diluted earnings per ADS of US$3.97 and US$3.96 for the preceding fiscal year, respectively.

Income Taxes

The Company recorded a net income tax charge of RMB691.6 million (US$111.0 million) and RMB392.8 million at an effective tax rate of 16.2% and 10.9% for fiscal years 2012 and 2011, respectively.  The change in the effective tax rate was mainly due to the expiration of the tax exemption period for certain subsidiaries in 2012, a one-time accrued withholding tax of RMB40.0 million in 2012, as mentioned above, and a tax refund of RMB47.1 million that was received in 2011.

 

Other Information

As of December 31, 2012, the Company's total cash and time deposit balance was RMB15.2 billion (US$2.4 billion), compared to RMB11.9 billion as of December 31, 2011.  Total held-to-maturity investments and other short-term investments balance was RMB1.1 billion (US$172.3 million) as of December 31, 2012, compared to RMB993.6 million as of December 31, 2011.  Cash flow generated from operating activities was RMB4.2 billion (US$678.0 million) for fiscal year 2012, compared to RMB4.1 billion for the preceding fiscal year.

Special Cash Dividend

In November 2012, the Company announced that its board of directors declared a special cash dividend of US$0.04 per ordinary share, which is equivalent to US$1.00 per ADS (each ADS represents 25 ordinary shares).  The special cash dividend amounting to approximately US$131 million was paid to shareholders of record as of January 15, 2013.

 

Share Repurchase Program

In November 2012, the Company announced that its board of directors approved a new share repurchase program of up to US$100 million.  As of December 31, 2012, the Company had cumulatively purchased approximately 1.66 million ADSs in open market purchases under this program for a total consideration of approximately US$67.2 million. The share repurchase program will expire on November 20, 2013.

** 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$1.00 = RMB6.2301 on the last trading day of 2012 (December 31, 2012) as set forth in the H.10 statistical release of the U.S. Federal Reserve Board.  No representation is made that the RMB amounts could have been, or could be, converted into US$ at that rate on December 31, 2012, or at any other certain date.  The percentages stated are calculated based on RMB.

Notes to Unaudited Financial Information

The unaudited financial information disclosed in this press release is preliminary.  The audit of the financial statements and related notes to be included in the Company's annual report on Form 20-F for the year ended December 31, 2012 is still in progress.  In addition, because an audit of the Company's internal controls over financial reporting in connection with section 404 of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002 has not yet been completed, the Company makes no representation as to the effectiveness of those internal controls as of the end of fiscal year 2012.

Adjustments to the financial statements may be identified when the audit work is completed, which could result in significant differences between the Company's audited financial statements and this preliminary unaudited financial information.

Conference Call

NetEase's management team will host a teleconference call with simultaneous webcast at 8:00 p.m. Eastern Time on Wednesday, February 6, 2013 (Beijing/Hong Kong Time: 9:00 a.m., Thursday, February 7, 2013).  NetEase's management will be on the call to discuss the quarterly and annual results and answer questions.

Interested parties may participate in the conference call by dialing 1-877-941-2068 (international: 1-480-629-9712), 10-15 minutes prior to the initiation of the call.  A replay of the call will be available by dialing 1-800-406-7325 (international 1-303-590-3030), and entering passcode 4588210#.  The replay will be available through February 21, 2013.

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 online games, e-mail services, advertising services and web portals.  In partnership with Blizzard Entertainment, NetEase also operates one of the most popular international online games in China, World of Warcraft®. For more information, please visit: http://ir.netease.com/.

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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 such as Heroes of Tang Dynasty II, Kung Fu Master and Soul of the Fighter or expansion packs and other improvements to its existing games, including its current and planned expansion packs for Fantasy Westward Journey, Westward Journey Online II, and other games, do not become as popular as management anticipates; 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 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 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 micro-blogging services; 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.

Contact for Media and Investors:

Cassia Curran
NetEase, Inc.
cassia@corp.netease.com
Tel: (+86) 571-8985-2076

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

 

NETEASE, INC.

UNAUDITED CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS

(RMB and USD in thousands)

   

 December 31,

 

 December 31,

 

 December 31,

   

2011

 

2012

 

2012

   

 RMB 

 

 RMB 

 

 USD (Note 1)

Assets

           
             

Current assets:

           

   Cash and cash equivalents

 

2,214,618

 

1,590,769

 

255,336

   Time deposits

 

9,704,777

 

13,098,661

 

2,102,480

   Restricted cash

 

318,684

 

570,506

 

91,573

   Accounts receivable, net

 

230,047

 

269,485

 

43,255

   Prepayments and other current assets

 

900,464

 

1,121,784

 

180,059

   Short-term investments

 

993,606

 

1,073,539

 

172,315

   Deferred tax assets

 

111,990

 

143,929

 

23,102

Total current assets

 

14,474,186

 

17,868,673

 

2,868,120

             

Non-current assets:

           

   Property, equipment and software, net

 

848,469

 

815,026

 

130,821

   Land use right, net

 

11,788

 

11,529

 

1,851

   License right, net

 

48,962

 

-

 

-

   Deferred tax assets

 

2,586

 

2,215

 

356

   Time deposits

 

-

 

490,000

 

78,650

   Other long-term assets

 

58,940

 

90,513

 

14,528

Total non-current assets

 

970,745

 

1,409,283

 

226,206

Total assets

 

15,444,931

 

19,277,956

 

3,094,326

             

Liabilities and Shareholders' Equity

           
             

Current liabilities:

           

   Accounts payable

 

134,217

 

157,764

 

25,323

   Salary and welfare payables

 

244,398

 

289,848

 

46,524

   Dividend payable

 

-

 

814,934

 

130,806

   Taxes payable

 

391,769

 

389,465

 

62,513

   Deferred revenue

 

1,014,073

 

1,160,018

 

186,196

   Accrued liabilities and other payables

 

498,120

 

764,473

 

122,706

Total current liabilities

 

2,282,577

 

3,576,502

 

574,068

             

Long-term payable:

           

   Other long-term payable

 

63,890

 

99,968

 

16,046

Total liabilities

 

2,346,467

 

3,676,470

 

590,114

             

Total NetEase, Inc.'s equity

 

13,126,701

 

15,680,605

 

2,516,911

Noncontrolling interests

 

(28,237)

 

(79,119)

 

(12,699)

Total shareholders' equity

 

13,098,464

 

15,601,486

 

2,504,212

             

Total liabilities and shareholders' equity

 

15,444,931

 

19,277,956

 

3,094,326

             

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

       

 

UNAUDITED CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF COMPREHENSIVE INCOME

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

   

 Quarter Ended

 

Year Ended

   

 December 31,

 

 September 30,

 

 December 31,

 

 December 31,

 

 December 31,

 

 December 31,

 

 December 31,

   

2011

 

2012

 

2012

 

2012

2011

 

2012

 

2012

   

 RMB

 

 RMB

 

 RMB

 

 USD (Note 1)

 

 RMB

 

 RMB

 

 USD (Note 1)

Revenues:

                           

Online game services

 

1,833,269

 

1,739,922

 

1,977,417

 

317,397

 

6,552,431

 

7,287,063

 

1,169,654

Advertising services

 

278,474

 

243,027

 

259,500

 

41,653

 

795,422

 

850,157

 

136,460

E-mail, WVAS and others

 

37,249

 

61,916

 

89,799

 

14,414

 

124,898

 

242,741

 

38,963

                             

Total revenues

 

2,148,992

 

2,044,865

 

2,326,716

 

373,464

 

7,472,751

 

8,379,961

 

1,345,077

Sales taxes

 

(49,809)

 

(42,901)

 

(55,842)

 

(8,963)

 

(182,099)

 

(179,005)

 

(28,732)

                             

Total net revenues

 

2,099,183

 

2,001,964

 

2,270,874

 

364,501

 

7,290,652

 

8,200,956

 

1,316,345

                             

Total cost of revenues

 

(646,086)

 

(640,049)

 

(662,600)

 

(106,355)

 

(2,372,288)

 

(2,578,067)

 

(413,808)

                             

Gross profit

 

1,453,097

 

1,361,915

 

1,608,274

 

258,146

 

4,918,364

 

5,622,889

 

902,537

                             
                             

Selling and marketing expenses

 

(280,680)

 

(259,947)

 

(321,584)

 

(51,618)

 

(849,205)

 

(906,707)

 

(145,537)

General and administrative expenses

 

(105,787)

 

(75,851)

 

(69,452)

 

(11,148)

 

(280,227)

 

(286,223)

 

(45,942)

Research and development expenses

 

(142,514)

 

(201,661)

 

(189,345)

 

(30,392)

 

(465,490)

 

(718,315)

 

(115,298)

Total operating expenses

 

(528,981)

 

(537,459)

 

(580,381)

 

(93,158)

 

(1,594,922)

 

(1,911,245)

 

(306,777)

                             

Operating profit

 

924,116

 

824,456

 

1,027,893

 

164,988

 

3,323,442

 

3,711,644

 

595,760

Other income:

                           

Investment income

 

9,954

 

9,353

 

7,523

 

1,208

 

14,128

 

43,770

 

7,026

Interest income

 

78,624

 

115,459

 

115,530

 

18,544

 

258,053

 

423,634

 

67,998

Exchange (losses) gains

 

(36,394)

 

23,659

 

(5,782)

 

(928)

 

(79,058)

 

(554)

 

(89)

Other, net

 

62,544

 

5,087

 

52,139

 

8,369

 

99,164

 

99,718

 

16,006

                             

Net income before tax

 

1,038,844

 

978,014

 

1,197,303

 

192,181

 

3,615,729

 

4,278,212

 

686,701

Income tax

 

(122,621)

 

(194,797)

 

(184,238)

 

(29,572)

 

(392,756)

 

(691,642)

 

(111,016)

                             

Net income after tax

 

916,223

 

783,217

 

1,013,065

 

162,609

 

3,222,973

 

3,586,570

 

575,685

Net (income) loss attributable
   to noncontrolling interests

 

(17,598)

 

28,718

 

(4,530)

 

(727)

 

11,291

 

50,882

 

8,167

Net income attributable to
   the Company's shareholders

 

898,625

 

811,935

 

1,008,535

 

161,882

 

3,234,264

 

3,637,452

 

583,852

                             

Comprehensive income

 

916,223

 

783,217

 

1,013,065

 

162,609

 

3,222,973

 

3,586,570

 

575,685

Comprehensive (income) loss
   attributable to noncontrolling interests

 

(17,598)

 

28,718

 

(4,530)

 

(727)

 

11,291

 

50,882

 

8,167

Comprehensive income attributable
   to the Company's shareholders

 

898,625

 

811,935

 

1,008,535

 

161,882

 

3,234,264

 

3,637,452

 

583,852

                             

Earnings per share, basic

 

0.27

 

0.25

 

0.31

 

0.05

 

0.99

 

1.11

 

0.18

Earnings per ADS, basic

 

6.86

 

6.17

 

7.69

 

1.23

 

24.76

 

27.70

 

4.45

Earnings per share, diluted

 

0.27

 

0.25

 

0.31

 

0.05

 

0.99

 

1.11

 

0.18

Earnings per ADS, diluted

 

6.85

 

6.17

 

7.68

 

1.23

 

24.68

 

27.65

 

4.44

                             

Weighted average number of
   ordinary shares outstanding, basic

 

3,272,617

 

3,287,370

 

3,278,877

 

3,278,877

 

3,265,550

 

3,282,663

 

3,282,663

Weighted average number of
   ADS outstanding, basic

 

130,905

 

131,495

 

131,155

 

131,155

 

130,622

 

131,307

 

131,307

Weighted average number of
   ordinary shares outstanding, diluted

 

3,279,404

 

3,292,462

 

3,283,903

 

3,283,903

 

3,276,704

 

3,288,330

 

3,288,330

Weighted average number of                    
   ADS outstanding, diluted

 

131,176

 

131,698

 

131,356

 

131,356

 

131,068

 

131,533

 

131,533

                             

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

 

Year Ended

   

 December 31,

 

 September 30,

 

 December 31,

 

 December 31,

 

 December 31,

 

 December 31,

 

 December 31,

   

2011

 

2012

 

2012

 

2012

 

2011

 

2012

 

2012

   

 RMB 

 

 RMB 

 

 RMB 

 

 USD (Note 1)

 

 RMB 

 

 RMB 

 

 USD (Note 1)

Cash flows from operating activities:

                           

Net income

 

916,223

 

783,217

 

1,013,065

 

162,609

 

3,222,973

 

3,586,570

 

575,685

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

                           

Depreciation and amortization

 

76,323

 

52,310

 

37,647

 

6,043

 

293,239

 

233,509

 

37,481

Impairment loss for license right

 

50,316

 

-

 

-

 

-

 

50,316

 

-

 

-

Share-based compensation cost

 

45,143

 

47,969

 

28,869

 

4,634

 

122,032

 

203,018

 

32,587

(Reversal of) allowance for  provision
   for doubtful debts

 

(6,212)

 

(593)

 

(1,063)

 

(171)

 

416

 

3,088

 

495

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

 

(35)

 

90

 

(11)

 

(2)

 

(74)

 

(42)

 

(7)

Unrealized exchange losses (gains)

 

41,263

 

(27,330)

 

4,491

 

721

 

76,262

 

(5,665)

 

(909)

Deferred income taxes

 

22,054

 

7,894

 

(6,668)

 

(1,070)

 

(42,442)

 

(31,568)

 

(5,067)

Net equity share of loss (gain) from
   associated companies

 

1,010

 

(389)

 

(87)

 

(14)

 

1,195

 

(842)

 

(135)

Others

 

(9,272)

 

18,739

 

(5,407)

 

(868)

 

(12,580)

 

21,758

 

3,492

Changes in operating assets and liabilities:

                           

   Accounts receivable

 

6,603

 

(31,834)

 

19,806

 

3,179

 

10,800

 

(70,318)

 

(11,288)

   Prepayments and other current assets

 

79,852

 

(253,134)

 

12,034

 

1,932

 

(83,490)

 

(68,833)

 

(11,049)

   Accounts payable

 

14,477

 

26,755

 

42,197

 

6,773

 

22,710

 

43,168

 

6,929

   Salary and welfare payables

 

48,575

 

(29,563)

 

111,449

 

17,889

 

62,425

 

45,434

 

7,293

   Taxes payable

 

(2,706)

 

18,096

 

16,904

 

2,713

 

33,329

 

(34,449)

 

(5,530)

   Deferred revenue

 

(3,777)

 

17,241

 

3,465

 

556

 

240,121

 

145,946

 

23,426

   Accrued liabilities and other payables

 

(36,144)

 

40,631

 

59,729

 

9,586

 

75,716

 

153,516

 

24,641

            Net cash provided by
                operating activities

 

1,243,693

 

670,099

 

1,336,420

 

214,510

 

4,072,948

 

4,224,290

 

678,044

                             

Cash flows from investing activities:

                           

      Purchase of property,
         equipment and software

 

(171,422)

 

(65,430)

 

(41,029)

 

(6,586)

 

(410,120)

 

(178,654)

 

(28,676)

      Proceeds from sale of property,
         equipment and software

 

43

 

546

 

43

 

7

 

263

 

777

 

125

      Purchase of other intangible assets

 

(1,042)

 

-

 

(32)

 

(5)

 

(1,042)

 

(32)

 

(5)

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

 

-

 

150,000

 

430,000

 

69,020

 

-

 

(120,000)

 

(19,261)

      Purchase of short-term investments

 

(407,863)

 

(70,845)

 

(876,569)

 

(140,699)

 

(1,001,026)

 

(1,101,691)

 

(176,834)

      Proceeds from maturities of
        short-term investments

 

20,000

 

330,000

 

-

 

-

 

20,000

 

1,120,000

 

179,772

      Purchase of license right

 

-

 

-

 

-

 

-

 

(39,300)

 

-

 

-

      Investment in an associated company

 

-

 

(7,915)

 

-

 

-

 

-

 

(7,915)

 

(1,270)

      Transfer (to) from restricted cash

 

(44,885)

 

51,899

 

(101,322)

 

(16,263)

 

(178,085)

 

(251,822)

 

(40,420)

      Net change in time deposits with terms 

                           

           of three months

 

(125,205)

 

(178,954)

 

1,036,845

 

166,425

 

(318,937)

 

889,350

 

142,751

      Placement/rollover of matured time deposits

 

(3,743,262)

 

(3,971,447)

 

(5,002,890)

 

(803,019)

 

(10,861,505)

 

(16,393,642)

 

(2,631,361)

      Proceeds from maturities of time deposits

 

3,497,811

 

3,209,753

 

4,045,543

 

649,354

 

9,598,470

 

11,626,594

 

1,866,197

      Net change in other assets

 

4,681

 

(11,094)

 

(6,186)

 

(993)

 

(16,951)

 

(37,003)

 

(5,940)

            Net cash used in investing activities        

 

(971,144)

 

(563,487)

 

(515,597)

 

(82,759)

 

(3,208,233)

 

(4,454,038)

 

(714,922)

 

NETEASE, INC.

UNAUDITED CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF CASH FLOWS (CONTINUED)

(RMB and USD in thousands)

   

Quarter Ended

 

Year Ended

   

 December 31,

 

 September 30,

 

 December 31,

 

 December 31,

 

 December 31,

 

 December 31,

 

 December 31,

   

2011

 

2012

 

2012

 

2012

 

2011

 

2012

 

2012

   

 RMB 

 

 RMB 

 

 RMB 

 

 USD (Note 1)

 

 RMB 

 

 RMB 

 

 USD (Note 1)

                             

Cash flows from financing activities:

                           

     Capital contribution from
         non-controlling interests

 

-

 

-

 

-

 

-

 

227

 

-

 

-

     Proceeds from employees exercising
         stock options

 

9,877

 

-

 

-

 

-

 

73,337

 

24,712

 

3,967

     Purchase of shares

 

-

 

-

 

(414,942)

 

(66,603)

 

-

 

(414,942)

 

(66,603)

     Payment of other long-term payable

 

(10)

 

-

 

-

 

-

 

(20)

 

-

 

-

            Net cash provided by/ used in 
                financing activities

 

9,867

 

-

 

(414,942)

 

(66,603)

 

73,544

 

(390,230)

 

(62,636)

                             

   Effect of exchange rate changes on cash

                           

     held in foreign currencies

 

(11,327)

 

2,200

 

342

 

55

 

(8,778)

 

(3,871)

 

(621)

            Net increase (decrease) in
                cash and cash equivalents

 

271,089

 

108,812

 

406,223

 

65,203

 

929,481

 

(623,849)

 

(100,135)

Cash and cash equivalents, beginning
    of the period

 

1,943,529

 

1,075,734

 

1,184,546

 

190,133

 

1,285,137

 

2,214,618

 

355,471

Cash and cash equivalents, end of the period

2,214,618

 

1,184,546

 

1,590,769

 

255,336

 

2,214,618

 

1,590,769

 

255,336

                             

Supplemental disclosures of cash flow
    information:

                           

         Cash paid for income tax, net of tax refund

129,437

 

148,758

 

160,146

 

25,705

 

371,238

 

648,609

 

104,109

         Withholding income tax paid associated with

                       

             the repatriation of cash for a special dividend

-

 

-

 

35,000

 

5,618

 

-

 

35,000

 

5,618

Supplemental schedule of non-cash investing

                           

    and financing activities:

                           

        Share repurchase financed by accounts payable

-

 

-

 

7,547

 

1,211

 

-

 

7,547

 

1,211

        Fixed asset purchases financed by 
            accounts payable and accrued liabilities           

 

37,614

 

14,096

 

7,228

 

1,160

 

37,614

 

7,228

 

1,160

                             

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

Year Ended

   

December 31,

 

September 30,

 

December 31,

 

December 31,

 

December 31,

 

December 31,

 

December 31,

   

2011

 

2012

 

2012

 

2012

 

2011

 

2012

 

2012

   

RMB

 

RMB

 

RMB

 

USD (Note 1)

 

RMB

 

RMB

 

USD (Note 1)

Revenues:

                           

Online game services

 

1,833,269

 

1,739,922

 

1,977,417

 

317,397

 

6,552,431

 

7,287,063

 

1,169,654

Advertising services

 

278,474

 

243,027

 

259,500

 

41,653

 

795,422

 

850,157

 

136,460

E-mail, WVAS and others

 

37,249

 

61,916

 

89,799

 

14,414

 

124,898

 

242,741

 

38,963

Total revenues

 

2,148,992

 

2,044,865

 

2,326,716

 

373,464

 

7,472,751

 

8,379,961

 

1,345,077

                             

Sales taxes: 

                           

Online game services

 

(23,161)

 

(17,053)

 

(25,170)

 

(4,040)

 

(103,824)

 

(86,478)

 

(13,881)

Advertising services

 

(25,850)

 

(24,562)

 

(24,240)

 

(3,891)

 

(75,349)

 

(82,680)

 

(13,271)

E-mail, WVAS and others

 

(798)

 

(1,286)

 

(6,432)

 

(1,032)

 

(2,926)

 

(9,847)

 

(1,580)

Total sales taxes

 

(49,809)

 

(42,901)

 

(55,842)

 

(8,963)

 

(182,099)

 

(179,005)

 

(28,732)

                             

Net revenues:

                           

Online game services

 

1,810,108

 

1,722,869

 

1,952,247

 

313,357

 

6,448,607

 

7,200,585

 

1,155,773

Advertising services

 

252,624

 

218,465

 

235,260

 

37,762

 

720,073

 

767,477

 

123,189

E-mail, WVAS and others

 

36,451

 

60,630

 

83,367

 

13,382

 

121,972

 

232,894

 

37,383

Total net revenues

 

2,099,183

 

2,001,964

 

2,270,874

 

364,501

 

7,290,652

 

8,200,956

 

1,316,345

                             

Cost of revenues:

                           

Online game services

 

(495,506)

 

(443,789)

 

(482,513)

 

(77,449)

 

(1,859,176)

 

(1,872,734)

 

(300,594)

Advertising services

 

(114,949)

 

(139,296)

 

(107,555)

 

(17,264)

 

(380,201)

 

(474,165)

 

(76,109)

E-mail, WVAS and others

 

(35,631)

 

(56,964)

 

(72,532)

 

(11,642)

 

(132,911)

 

(231,168)

 

(37,105)

Total cost of revenues

 

(646,086)

 

(640,049)

 

(662,600)

 

(106,355)

 

(2,372,288)

 

(2,578,067)

 

(413,808)

                             

Gross profit (loss):

                           

Online game services

 

1,314,602

 

1,279,080

 

1,469,734

 

235,908

 

4,589,431

 

5,327,851

 

855,179

Advertising services

 

137,675

 

79,169

 

127,705

 

20,498

 

339,872

 

293,312

 

47,080

E-mail, WVAS and others

 

820

 

3,666

 

10,835

 

1,740

 

(10,939)

 

1,726

 

278

Total gross profit

 

1,453,097

 

1,361,915

 

1,608,274

 

258,146

 

4,918,364

 

5,622,889

 

902,537

                             

Gross profit (loss) margin:

                       

Online game services

 

72.6%

 

74.2%

 

75.3%

 

75.3%

 

71.2%

 

74.0%

 

74.0%

Advertising services           

 

54.5%

 

36.2%

 

54.3%

 

54.3%

 

47.2%

 

38.2%

 

38.2%

E-mail, WVAS and others

 

2.2%

 

6.0%

 

13.0%

 

13.0%

 

(9.0%)

 

0.7%

 

0.7%

                             

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 = RMB6.2301 on the last trading day of 2012 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 operations is set out as follows (in thousands):

 

   

Quarter Ended

 

Year Ended

   

December 31,

 

September 30,

 

December 31,

 

December 31,

 

December 31,

 

December 31,

 

December 31,

   

2011

 

2012

 

2012

 

2012

 

2011

 

2012

 

2012

   

RMB

 

RMB

 

RMB

 

USD (Note 1)

 

RMB

 

RMB

 

USD (Note 1)

Share-based compensation cost
    included in:

                           

Cost of revenue                           

 

21,030

 

25,063

 

12,957

 

2,080

 

57,318

 

100,540

 

16,138

Operating expenses

                           

- Selling and marketing
     expenses

 

3,897

 

2,933

 

2,397

 

385

 

11,357

 

13,368

 

2,146

- General and administrative
     expenses

 

7,661

 

7,830

 

4,260

 

684

 

17,897

 

33,374

 

5,357

- Research and development
     expenses

 

12,555

 

12,143

 

9,255

 

1,485

 

35,460

 

55,736

 

8,946

 

SOURCE NetEase, Inc.