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NetEase Reports Third Quarter 2019 Unaudited Financial Results

BEIJING, Nov. 20, 2019 /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 third quarter ended September 30, 2019.

Third Quarter 2019 Financial Highlights[1]

  • Net revenues[2] were RMB14,635.7 million (US$2,047.6 million), an increase of 11.2% compared to the third quarter of 2018. 
    - Online game services net revenues were RMB11,534.8 million (US$1,613.8 million), an increase of 11.5% compared to the third quarter of 2018.
    - Youdao net revenues were RMB345.9 million (US$48.4 million), an increase of 98.4% compared to the third quarter of 2018.
    - Innovative businesses and others net revenues were RMB2,755.0 million (US$385.4 million), an increase of 4.5% compared to the third quarter of 2018.
  • Gross profit was RMB7,870.4 million (US$1,101.1 million), an increase of 8.9% compared to the third quarter of 2018.
  • Total operating expenses were RMB4,535.6 million (US$634.6 million), a decrease of 3.3% compared to the third quarter of 2018. 
  • Net income from continuing operations attributable to the Company's shareholders was RMB12,885.4 million (US$1,802.7 million). Non-GAAP net income from continuing operations attributable to the Company's shareholders was RMB4,726.0 million (US$661.2 million). [3]
  • Basic net income per ADS from continuing operations was US$13.97; non-GAAP basic net income per ADS from continuing operations was US$5.12.[3]

[1] In September 2019, NetEase sold its Kaola e-commerce business, the principal terms of which were previously announced. As a result, Kaola has been deconsolidated from the Company and its historical financial results are reflected in the Company's consolidated financial statements as discontinued operations accordingly. The financial information and non-GAAP financial information disclosed in this press release is presented on a continuing operations basis, unless otherwise specifically stated.

[2] Effective in the third quarter of 2019, the Company changed its segment disclosure to add the financial results of its certain advertising services and its private label e-commerce business Yanxuan into "innovative businesses and others" in light of the relatively small revenue contribution from those businesses to the Company's total consolidated net revenues in 2019. In addition, the Company has commenced separately reporting the results of Youdao. As a result, the Company now reports segments as online game services, Youdao and innovative businesses and others. See "Change of segment reporting" in this press release.

[3] As used in this press release, non-GAAP net income from continuing operations attributable to the Company's shareholders and non-GAAP basic and diluted net income from continuing operations per ADS are defined to exclude share-based compensation expenses and net gain from disposal of business due to change in business focus. See "Unaudited Reconciliation of GAAP and Non-GAAP Results" at the end of this press release.

Third Quarter 2019 and Recent Operational Highlights

  • Introduced thrilling new titles to China's gamer community including Cyber Hunter, Xuan Yuan Sword: Dragon Upon the Cloud and Bloom & Blade.
  • Fortified global brand recognition:
    - Knives Out led Japan's iOS top grossing chart several times in August, September and October.
    - Identity V led Japan's iOS top grossing chart for the first time in September.
  • Launched Blizzard Entertainment'sWorld of Warcraft Classic in China, yielding increased revenue and total number of subscribers both year-over-year and quarter-over-quarter.
  • Progressed exciting game pipeline including Fantasy Westward Journey 3D, Onmyoji: The Card Game, Marvel Super War, Onmyoji: Yokai Koya, Harry Potter: Magic Awakened, EVE Echoes, Ghost World Chronicle, Diablo Immortal and Pokémon Quest.
  • Sold e-commerce platform Kaola to Alibaba Group Holding Limited ("Alibaba").
  • Entered into a definitive agreement for an approximately US$700 million investment in NetEase Cloud Music by Alibaba and Yunfeng.
  • Completed the initial public offering and listing of Youdao, Inc. (NYSE: DAO) on the New York Stock Exchange in October 2019.

"During our eventful third quarter, we realized value for our shareholders across our business lines. On a year-over-year basis, we achieved solid growth in net revenues of 11% and non-GAAP net income from continuing operations of 74%. In recognition of this success, our board of directors has approved a dividend of US$7.59 per ADS for the third quarter," said Mr. William Ding, Chief Executive Officer and Director of NetEase. "Our main areas of investment are online games, online education, music and private label e-commerce. With the completion of Youdao's IPO, we will continue to invest in knowledge tools, online courses and smart devices to empower even more efficient learning in China.

"Online games remain the cornerstone of our business with steady growth from our existing titles and exciting new titles in China and globally. Our flagship title Fantasy Westward Journey Online reached new record high gross billings this quarter. We also advanced our international brand with more hit titles such as Knives Out, Identity V and Life-After in Japan. Going forward, we will continue to focus on the growth of our robust online games business worldwide, as well as create additional value among our evolving businesses rooted in education, music and e-commerce," Mr. Ding concluded.

Third Quarter 2019 Financial Results

Net Revenues

Net revenues for the third quarter of 2019 were RMB14,635.7 million (US$2,047.6 million), compared to RMB14,448.4 million and RMB13,160.2 million for the preceding quarter and the third quarter of 2018, respectively.

Net revenues from online game services were RMB11,534.8 million (US$1,613.8 million) for the third quarter of 2019, compared to RMB11,433.4 million and RMB10,348.4 million for the preceding quarter and the third quarter of 2018, respectively. Net revenues from mobile games accounted for approximately 71.0% of net revenues from online game services for the third quarter of 2019, compared to 72.2% and 68.0% for the preceding quarter and the third quarter of 2018, respectively.

Net revenues from Youdao were RMB345.9 million (US$48.4 million) for the third quarter of 2019, compared to RMB322.8 million and RMB174.4 million for the preceding quarter and the third quarter of 2018, respectively. 

Net revenues from innovative businesses and others were RMB2,755.0 million (US$385.4 million) for the third quarter of 2019, compared to RMB2,692.3 million and RMB2,637.4 million for the preceding quarter and the third quarter of 2018, respectively.

Gross Profit

Gross profit for the third quarter of 2019 was RMB7,870.4 million (US$1,101.1 million), compared to RMB7,736.8 million and RMB7,224.1 million for the preceding quarter and the third quarter of 2018, respectively.

The quarter-over-quarter increase in online game services gross profit was primarily due to increased net revenues from certain PC-client games. The year-over-year increase in online game services gross profit was primarily due to increased net revenues from mobile games such as Life-After, Invincible and Identity V.

The year-over-year increase in Youdao gross profit was primarily due to increased net revenues from its learning services and products, which in turn was driven by an increased number of paid student enrollments.

The year-over-year decrease in innovative businesses and others gross profit was primarily due to decreased net revenues from certain advertising services which were affected by the macro-environment and increased expenses related to staff cost and content purchases.

Gross Profit Margin

Gross profit margin for online game services for the third quarter of 2019 was 63.8%, compared to 63.1% and 65.1% for the preceding quarter and the third quarter of 2018, respectively. The year-over-year decrease in gross profit margin was mainly due to higher revenue contribution from mobile games with comparatively lower margin.

Gross profit margin for Youdao for the third quarter of 2019 was 25.8%, compared to 32.9% and 23.3% for the preceding quarter and the third quarter of 2018, respectively. The quarter-over-quarter decrease in Youdao gross profit margin was mainly driven by a lower gross margin for its online marketing services.

Gross profit margin for innovative businesses and others for the third quarter of 2019 was 15.2%, compared to 15.5% and 17.0% for the preceding quarter and the third quarter of 2018, respectively. The year-over-year decrease in innovative businesses and others gross profit margin was primarily due to decreased net revenues from certain advertising services which were affected by the macro-environment and increased expenses related to staff cost and content purchases.

Operating Expenses

Total operating expenses for the third quarter of 2019 were RMB4,535.6 million (US$634.6 million), compared to RMB4,012.5 million and RMB4,688.6 million for the preceding quarter and the third quarter of 2018, respectively. The quarter-over-quarter increase in operating expenses was mainly due to increased marketing expenditures related to online game services and Youdao, as well as increased staff-related costs. The year-over-year decrease in operating expenses was mainly due to decreased marketing expenditures related to online games.

Other Income

Other income consisted of investment (loss)/ income, interest income, foreign exchange gains and others. The quarter-over-quarter and year-over-year increases in other income were mainly due to the gain from the disposal of Kaola and investment income. 

Income Taxes

The Company recorded a net income tax charge of RMB1,116.7 million (US$156.2 million) for the third quarter of 2019, compared to RMB683.8 million and RMB842.9 million for the preceding quarter and the third quarter of 2018, respectively. The effective tax rate for the third quarter of 2019 was 8.0%, compared to 16.7% and 28.8% for the preceding quarter and the third quarter of 2018, respectively. The effective tax rate represents certain estimates by the Company regarding the tax obligations and benefits applicable to it in each quarter, and the rate for the third quarter was affected by a number of factors including certain tax credits received and recognized in the quarter.

Net Income and Non-GAAP Net Income

Net income from continuing operations attributable to the Company's shareholders for the third quarter of 2019 totaled RMB12,885.4 million (US$1,802.7 million), compared to RMB3,354.2 million and RMB2,062.7 million for the preceding quarter and the third quarter of 2018, respectively. Non-GAAP net income from continuing operations attributable to the Company's shareholders for the third quarter of 2019 totaled RMB4,726.0 million (US$661.2 million), compared to RMB3,921.1 million and RMB2,712.3 million for the preceding quarter and the third quarter of 2018, respectively.

NetEase reported basic and diluted net income from continuing operations per ADS of US$13.97 and US$13.85, respectively, for the third quarter of 2019. The Company reported basic and diluted net income from continuing operations per ADS of US$3.64 and US$3.61, respectively, for the preceding quarter, and basic and diluted net income from continuing operations per ADS of US$2.25 and US$2.24 for the third quarter of 2018. Non-GAAP basic and diluted net income from continuing operations per ADS were US$5.12 and US$5.08, respectively, for the third quarter of 2019, compared to non-GAAP basic and diluted net income from continuing operations per ADS of US$4.26 and US$4.22, respectively, for the preceding quarter, and non-GAAP basic and diluted net income from continuing operations per ADS of US$2.95 and US$2.94, respectively, for the third quarter of 2018.      

Quarterly Dividend

The basic net income per ADS was US$13.80 for the third quarter of 2019. The board of directors has approved a dividend of US$7.59 per ADS for the third quarter of 2019. Such amount includes a regular quarterly dividend of US$4.14 per ADS (equivalent to approximately 30% of the Company's net income attributable to the Company's shareholders), plus a special dividend of US$3.45 per ADS. The total dividend of approximately US$1.0 billion is expected to be paid on December 13, 2019 to shareholders of record as of the close of business on December 6, 2019.

NetEase paid a dividend of US$1.04 per ADS for the second quarter of 2019 on August 30, 2019.  

Starting in the second quarter of 2019, the Company's policy has been to set quarterly dividends at an amount equivalent to approximately 20%-30% 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 September 30, 2019, the Company's total cash and cash equivalents, current and non-current time deposits and short-term investments balance totaled RMB61,431.7 million (US$8,594.6 million), compared to RMB49,663.5 million as of December 31, 2018. Cash flow generated from continuing operating activities was RMB3,846.3 million (US$538.1 million) for the third quarter of 2019, compared to RMB4,928.1 million and RMB4,491.9 million for the preceding quarter and the third quarter of 2018, respectively.

Share Repurchase/ Purchase Program

On November 14, 2018, the Company announced that its board of directors had approved a share repurchase program of up to US$1.0 billion of the Company's outstanding ADSs for a period not to exceed 12 months beginning on November 16, 2018. As of November 15, 2019, the last day of such program, approximately 1,000 ADSs had been repurchased under this program.

The Company also announced today that its board of directors has approved a share purchase program of up to US$20.0 million of Youdao's outstanding ADSs for a period not to exceed 12 months beginning on November 25, 2019.

Under the terms of this program, NetEase may purchase Youdao's ADSs in open-market transactions on the New York Stock Exchange. It is expected that the timing and dollar amount of purchase transactions will be in accordance with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) Rule 10b-18 requirements and such purchases may be effected pursuant to a plan in conformity with SEC Rule 10b5-1. The extent to which NetEase purchases Youdao's ADSs will depend upon a variety of factors, including market conditions. This purchase program may be suspended or discontinued at any time.

** 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$1.00 = RMB7.1477 on September 30, 2019 as set forth in the H.10 statistical release of the U.S. Federal Reserve Board. No representation is made that the RMB amounts could have been, or could be, converted into US$ at that rate on September 30, 2019, or at any other certain date. The percentages stated are calculated based on RMB.

Change in Segment Reporting

Effective in the third quarter of 2019, the Company changed its segment disclosure to add the financial results of its certain advertising services and Yanxuan into innovative businesses and others in light of the relatively small revenue contribution from those businesses to the Company's total consolidated net revenues in 2019. The Company sold its Kaola e-commerce business in September 2019. In addition, the Company has commenced separately reporting the results of its majority-controlled subsidiary Youdao, Inc. which completed its initial public offering and listing on the New York Stock Exchange in October 2019. As a result, the Company now reports segments as online game services, Youdao and innovative businesses and others. This change in segment reporting aligns with the manner in which the Company's operating decision maker ("CODM") currently receives and uses financial information to allocate resources and evaluate the performance of reporting segments. The Company retrospectively revised prior period segment information to conform to current period presentation.

Impact of the Recently Adopted Major Accounting Pronouncement

In February 2016, the FASB issued ASU 2016-02 "Leases" as amended, which generally requires lessees to recognize operating and financing lease liabilities and corresponding right-of-use assets on the balance sheet and to provide enhanced disclosures surrounding the amount, timing and uncertainty of cash flows arising from leasing arrangements. The Company adopted the new standard effective January 1, 2019 on a modified retrospective basis and did not restate comparative periods. The Company recognized approximately RMB577.0 million as total right-of-use assets as well as total lease liabilities for the operating leases on its consolidated balance sheet as of January 1, 2019, excluding the impact from disposal of Kaola. The Company recognized RMB441.1 million and RMB449.8 million as total right-of-use assets and total lease liabilities, respectively, for the operating leases on its consolidated balance sheet as of September 30, 2019. Right-of-use assets are included in other long-term assets, and lease liabilities are included in accrual liabilities and other payables and other long-term payables, respectively based on payment terms on the consolidated balance sheet. Other than the foregoing, the Company does not expect the new standard to have a material impact on the net assets of the Company's consolidated financial statements.

Conference Call

NetEase's management team will host a teleconference call with simultaneous webcast at 9:00 p.m. Eastern Time on Wednesday, November 20, 2019 (Beijing/Hong Kong Time: 10:00 a.m., Thursday, November 21, 2019). 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 1-929-477-0402 and providing conference ID: 7150397, 10-15 minutes prior to the initiation of the call. A replay of the call will be available by dialing 1-719-457-0820 and entering passcode 7150397#. The replay will be available through December 4, 2019. 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 based in China dedicated to providing premium online services centered around content, community, communication and commerce. NetEase develops and operates some of the most popular PC-client and mobile games in China and has been expanding rapidly into other international markets such as Japan and North America in more recent years. In addition to its self-developed game content, NetEase also operates some of the most popular international online games in China by partnering with Blizzard Entertainment, Mojang AB (a Microsoft subsidiary) and other global game developers. NetEase also offers other innovative services, including the intelligent learning services of its majority-controlled subsidiary, Youdao, music streaming and its private label e-commerce platform, Yanxuan. 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 within China or globally, 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 effectively market its games and other services and achieve a positive return on its marketing expenditures; the risk that changes in Chinese government regulation of the market for online games, education products and services and e-commerce may limit future growth of NetEase's revenues or cause revenues to decline; the risk that NetEase may not be able to continuously develop new and creative online services or that NetEase will not be able to set, or follow in a timely manner, trends in the market; the risk that the e-commerce market or the internet advertising market in China will not grow and will remain subject to intense competition; 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); 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 from continuing operations attributable to the Company's shareholders and non-GAAP basic and diluted net income from continuing operations 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 from continuing operations attributable to the Company's shareholders as net income from continuing operations attributable to the Company's shareholders excluding share-based compensation expenses and net gain from disposal of business due to change in business focus. Non-GAAP net income from continuing operations attributable to the Company's shareholders enables NetEase's management to assess its operating results without considering the impact of share-based compensation expenses and net gain from disposal of business due to change in business focus, which are non-cash charges or non-recurring in nature. NetEase believes that these non-GAAP financial measures provide useful information to investors in understanding and evaluating the Company's current operating performance and 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 from continuing operations attributable to the Company's shareholders is that it does not reflect all items of expense/ income that affect our operations. Share-based compensation expenses and net gain from disposal of business due to change in business focus have been and may continue to be incurred in our business and are not reflected in the presentation of non-GAAP net income from continuing operations 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 from continuing operations 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:
Margaret Shi
NetEase, Inc.
ir@service.netease.com
Tel: (+86) 571-8985-3378

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

 

NETEASE, INC.

UNAUDITED CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS

(RMB and USD in thousands)

 
   

 December 31, 

   

 September 30, 

 

 September 30, 

   

2018

   

2019

 

2019

   

 RMB  

   

 RMB  

 

 USD (Note 1) 

Assets

             
               

Current assets:

             

   Cash and cash equivalents

 

4,988,451

   

2,741,419

 

383,539

   Time deposits

 

32,900,287

   

39,224,063

 

5,487,648

   Restricted cash

 

4,692,050

   

3,947,201

 

552,234

   Accounts receivable, net

 

4,118,706

   

4,706,696

 

658,491

   Inventories, net

 

1,065,615

   

686,749

 

96,080

   Prepayments and other current assets

 

4,134,233

   

11,823,684

 

1,654,193

   Short-term investments

 

11,674,775

   

19,416,209

 

2,716,428

   Assets held for sale

 

5,141,603

   

-

 

-

Total current assets

 

68,715,720

   

82,546,021

 

11,548,613

               

Non-current assets:

             

   Property, equipment and software, net 

 

4,673,128

   

4,708,165

 

658,697

   Land use right, net

 

3,271,512

   

3,303,913

 

462,234

   Deferred tax assets 

 

1,064,295

   

797,387

 

111,559

   Time deposits

 

100,000

   

50,000

 

6,995

   Other long-term assets

 

8,175,536

   

14,418,332

 

2,017,199

   Assets held for sale

 

967,737

   

-

 

-

Total non-current assets

 

18,252,208

   

23,277,797

 

3,256,684

Total assets 

 

86,967,928

   

105,823,818

 

14,805,297

               

Liabilities,  Redeemable Noncontrolling Interests and
    Shareholders' Equity

             
               

Current liabilities:

             

   Accounts payable 

 

1,201,675

   

1,219,413

 

170,602

   Salary and welfare payables

 

2,803,214

   

1,914,963

 

267,913

   Taxes payable

 

2,260,810

   

2,988,084

 

418,048

   Short-term loans

 

13,658,554

   

15,494,839

 

2,167,808

   Deferred revenue

 

7,718,485

   

8,196,067

 

1,146,672

   Accrued liabilities and other payables

 

5,005,391

   

4,797,203

 

671,153

   Liabilites held for sale

 

2,460,881

   

-

 

-

Total current liabilities

 

35,109,010

   

34,610,569

 

4,842,196

               

Non-current liabilities:

             

   Deferred tax liabilities

 

392,598

   

779,827

 

109,102

   Other long-term payable

 

48,921

   

427,408

 

59,798

   Liabilites held for sale

 

5,818

   

-

 

-

Total non-current liabilities

 

447,337

   

1,207,235

 

168,900

Total liabilities

 

35,556,347

   

35,817,804

 

5,011,096

               

Redeemable noncontrolling interests 

 

5,385,736

   

5,953,894

 

832,980

               

Total NetEase, Inc.'s equity

 

45,231,636

   

63,381,110

 

8,867,343

Noncontrolling interests

 

794,209

   

671,010

 

93,878

Total shareholders' equity

 

46,025,845

   

64,052,120

 

8,961,221

               

Total liabilities, redeemable noncontrolling interests and
    shareholders' equity    

 

86,967,928

   

105,823,818

 

14,805,297

               

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

         

 

 

NETEASE, INC.

UNAUDITED CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF INCOME

(in thousands, except per share data or per ADS data)

 
   

 Quarter Ended 

   

September 30,

 

June 30,

 

September 30,

 

September 30,

   

2018

 

2019

 

2019

 

2019

   

 RMB 

 

 RMB 

 

 RMB 

 

 USD (Note 1) 

                 

Net revenues

 

13,160,151

 

14,448,442

 

14,635,690

 

2,047,608

                 

Cost of revenues

 

(5,936,032)

 

(6,711,594)

 

(6,765,340)

 

(946,506)

                 

Gross profit

 

7,224,119

 

7,736,848

 

7,870,350

 

1,101,102

                 

Selling and marketing expenses 

 

(1,750,680)

 

(1,289,763)

 

(1,619,531)

 

(226,581)

General and administrative expenses

 

(790,828)

 

(776,900)

 

(753,794)

 

(105,460)

Research and development expenses 

 

(2,147,138)

 

(1,945,788)

 

(2,162,254)

 

(302,510)

Total operating expenses

 

(4,688,646)

 

(4,012,451)

 

(4,535,579)

 

(634,551)

                 

Operating profit

 

2,535,473

 

3,724,397

 

3,334,771

 

466,551

                 

Other income:

               

Investment (loss)/ income, net

 

(25,400)

 

24,142

 

394,907

 

55,250

Interest income, net

 

113,181

 

185,227

 

184,795

 

25,854

Exchange gains, net

 

95,955

 

72,646

 

120,562

 

16,867

Other, net

 

211,005

 

78,026

 

9,994,708

 

1,398,311

                 

Income before tax

 

2,930,214

 

4,084,438

 

14,029,743

 

1,962,833

Income tax

 

(842,900)

 

(683,755)

 

(1,116,653)

 

(156,225)

                 

Net income from continuing operations

 

2,087,314

 

3,400,683

 

12,913,090

 

1,806,608

Net loss from discontinued operations

 

(466,453)

 

(282,815)

 

(155,076)

 

(21,696)

Net income

 

1,620,861

 

3,117,868

 

12,758,014

 

1,784,912

                 

Deemed dividends attributable to redeemable
noncontrolling interests

 

(18,086)

 

(73,048)

 

(70,124)

 

(9,811)

Net (income)/ loss attributable to noncontrolling
interests

 

(6,482)

 

26,547

 

42,409

 

5,933

Net income attributable to the Company's
shareholders

 

1,596,293

 

3,071,367

 

12,730,299

 

1,781,034

Including: 

               

-Net income from continuing operations attributable to 
     the Company's shareholders

 

2,062,746

 

3,354,182

 

12,885,375

 

1,802,730

-Net loss from discontined operations attributable to
     the Company's shareholders

 

(466,453)

 

(282,815)

 

(155,076)

 

(21,696)

                 
                 

Basic net income/ (loss) per share:

 

0.50

 

0.95

 

3.95

 

0.55

-Continuing operations

 

0.64

 

1.04

 

3.99

 

0.56

-Discontinued operations

 

(0.14)

 

(0.09)

 

(0.04)

 

(0.01)

                 

Basic net income/ (loss) per ADS:

 

12.43

 

23.84

 

98.66

 

13.80

-Continuing operations

 

16.06

 

26.03

 

99.86

 

13.97

-Discontinued operations

 

(3.63)

 

(2.19)

 

(1.20)

 

(0.17)

                 

Diluted net income/ (loss) per share:

 

0.49

 

0.95

 

3.91

 

0.55

-Continuing operations

 

0.64

 

1.03

 

3.96

 

0.56

-Discontinued operations

 

(0.15)

 

(0.08)

 

(0.05)

 

(0.01)

                 

Diluted net income/ (loss) per ADS:

 

12.37

 

23.64

 

97.80

 

13.68

-Continuing operations

 

15.98

 

25.82

 

98.99

 

13.85

-Discontinued operations

 

(3.61)

 

(2.18)

 

(1.19)

 

(0.17)

                 

Weighted average number of ordinary shares
outstanding, basic

 

3,210,940

 

3,221,306

 

3,225,704

 

3,225,704

Weighted average number of ADS outstanding, basic 

 

128,438

 

128,852

 

129,028

 

129,028

Weighted average number of ordinary shares
outstanding, diluted  

 

3,226,763

 

3,247,408

 

3,254,269

 

3,254,269

Weighted average number of ADS outstanding, diluted

 

129,071

 

129,896

 

130,171

 

130,171

                 

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

   

 September 30, 

 

 March 31, 

 

 June 30, 

 

 September 30, 

 

 September 30, 

   

2018

 

2019

 

2019

 

2019

 

2019

   

 RMB  

 

 RMB  

 

 RMB  

 

 RMB  

 

 USD (Note 1) 

Cash flows from operating activities:

                   

     Net income  

 

1,620,861

 

2,463,274

 

3,117,868

 

12,758,014

 

1,784,912

     Net loss from discontinued operations 

 

466,453

 

350,755

 

282,815

 

155,076

 

21,696

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

                   

     Depreciation and amortization 

 

564,754

 

581,177

 

633,574

 

703,387

 

98,407

     Fair value changes and impairment losses of short-term
        investments,  investments in associated companies,
        other long-term investments and other intangible assets 

 

6,233

 

(158,461)

 

(18,399)

 

(285,705)

 

(39,972)

     Share-based compensation cost 

 

649,996

 

620,799

 

567,668

 

593,259

 

83,000

     Allowance for/ (reversal of) provision for doubtful debts 

 

38,424

 

(18,319)

 

2,854

 

4,725

 

661

     Losses/ (gains) on disposal of property, equipment and software 

 

768

 

2,738

 

1,452

 

(2,639)

 

(369)

     Unrealized exchange (gains)/ losses 

 

(104,128)

 

41,806

 

(71,849)

 

(111,807)

 

(15,642)

     Gains on disposal of long-term investments and businesses 

 

-

 

(11,978)

 

(156)

 

(9,908,185)

 

(1,386,206)

     Deferred income taxes 

 

(195,015)

 

303,052

 

466,324

 

(114,434)

 

(16,010)

     Net equity share of losses/ (gains) from associated companies 

 

21,949

 

17,454

 

(912)

 

(8,595)

 

(1,202)

     Changes in operating assets and liabilities:  

                   

         Accounts receivable 

 

(694,225)

 

(609,092)

 

386,030

 

(333,859)

 

(46,709)

         Inventories 

 

(74,589)

 

163,004

 

132,712

 

83,150

 

11,633

         Land use right/ prepayments of land use right

 

-

 

-

 

-

 

(418,876)

 

(58,603)

         Other prepayments and current assets 

 

(333,447)

 

(979,373)

 

546,551

 

(327,558)

 

(45,827)

         Accounts payable 

 

292,280

 

94,147

 

(112,477)

 

(105,131)

 

(14,708)

         Salary and welfare payables 

 

547,801

 

(484,045)

 

42,803

 

(447,025)

 

(62,541)

         Taxes payable 

 

700,044

 

939,359

 

(833,059)

 

620,347

 

86,790

         Deferred revenue 

 

998,400

 

151,641

 

(490,658)

 

816,599

 

114,246

         Accrued liabilities and other payables 

 

(14,620)

 

(842,077)

 

274,985

 

175,544

 

24,560

     Net cash provided by continuing operating activities 

 

4,491,939

 

2,625,861

 

4,928,126

 

3,846,287

 

538,116

     Net cash (used in)/ provided by discontinued operating activities 

 

(874,408)

 

760,713

 

(462,362)

 

7,136

 

998

     Net cash provided by operating activities 

 

3,617,531

 

3,386,574

 

4,465,764

 

3,853,423

 

539,114

                     

Cash flows from investing activities:

                   

     Purchase of property, equipment and software 

 

(577,788)

 

(369,590)

 

(274,448)

 

(329,722)

 

(46,130)

     Proceeds from sale of property, equipment and software 

 

1,616

 

3,820

 

1,898

 

5,190

 

726

     Purchase of intangible assets, content and licensed copyrights 

 

(325,895)

 

(851,560)

 

(298,301)

 

(208,748)

 

(29,205)

     Purchase of land use right 

 

(2,338,865)

 

-

 

-

 

-

 

-

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

 

865,824

 

(40,255)

 

1,503,083

 

(683,304)

 

(95,598)

     Purchase of short-term investments with terms over three months 

 

(2,430,000)

 

(4,890,000)

 

(9,110,000)

 

(4,997,000)

 

(699,106)

     Proceeds from maturities of short-term investments with terms
        over three months 

 

2,778,151

 

2,311,322

 

2,759,491

 

5,901,842

 

825,698

     Investment in associated companies and other long-term
        investments  

 

(1,031,594)

 

(392,016)

 

(227,229)

 

(711,229)

 

(99,505)

     Proceeds from disposal of long-term investments  

 

-

 

208,682

 

42,399

 

127,332

 

17,814

     Placement/rollover of matured time deposits 

 

(11,405,346)

 

(16,596,540)

 

(16,234,752)

 

(19,339,634)

 

(2,705,714)

     Proceeds from maturities of time deposits 

 

14,306,245

 

15,959,459

 

18,588,553

 

11,869,243

 

1,660,568

     Net change in other assets 

 

(24,964)

 

(31,759)

 

(56,553)

 

63,196

 

8,842

     Amounts (paid to) / received from disposed businesses 

 

(1,005,358)

 

651,176

 

(200,690)

 

1,488,349

 

208,228

     Net cash used in continuing investing activities 

 

(1,187,974)

 

(4,037,261)

 

(3,506,549)

 

(6,814,485)

 

(953,382)

     Net cash provided by/ (used in) discontinued  investing activities 

 

789,074

 

(704,004)

 

136,649

 

(264,897)

 

(37,060)

     Net cash used in investing activities 

 

(398,900)

 

(4,741,265)

 

(3,369,900)

 

(7,079,382)

 

(990,442)

                     

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

   

 September 30, 

 

 March 31, 

 

 June 30, 

 

 September 30, 

 

 September 30, 

   

2018

 

2019

 

2019

 

2019

 

2019

   

 RMB  

 

 RMB  

 

 RMB  

 

 RMB  

 

 USD (Note 1) 

                     

Cash flows from financing activities:

                   

     Proceeds of short-term bank loans with terms over three months 

 

-

 

15,000

 

297,875

 

58,840

 

8,232

     Payment of short-term bank loans with terms over three months 

 

(9,256)

 

-

 

-

 

-

 

-

     Net changes in short-term loans with terms of three months or less 

 

274,678

 

741,113

 

(1,144,121)

 

1,469,031

 

205,525

     Capital contribution from noncontrolling  interests and 
       redeemable noncontrolling interests shareholders, net 

 

1,139,700

 

68,611

 

215,913

 

128,192

 

17,935

     Cash (paid)/ refund received for share repurchase 

 

(1,785,572)

 

-

 

10,645

 

(7)

 

(1)

     Dividends paid to shareholders 

 

(533,726)

 

(413,589)

 

(613,117)

 

(923,444)

 

(129,195)

     Net cash (used in)/ provided by financing activities      

 

(914,176)

 

411,135

 

(1,232,805)

 

732,612

 

102,496

                     

 Effect of exchange rate changes on cash, cash equivalents 

                   

     and restricted cash held in foreign currencies 

 

54,007

 

(17,894)

 

35,624

 

38,196

 

5,344

 Net increase/ (decrease) in cash, cash equivalents and restricted cash                

 

2,358,462

 

(961,450)

 

(101,317)

 

(2,455,151)

 

(343,488)

Cash, cash equivalents and restricted cash,
    beginning of the period

 

7,363,045

 

10,206,538

 

9,245,088

 

9,143,771

 

1,279,261

Cash, cash equivalents and restricted cash, end of the period

 

9,721,507

 

9,245,088

 

9,143,771

 

6,688,620

 

935,773

Less:  Cash, cash equivalents and restricted cash of discontinued
    operations at end of the period

 

383,198

 

580,979

 

255,151

 

-

 

-

Cash, cash equivalents and restricted cash of continuing operations
    at end of the period

 

9,338,309

 

8,664,109

 

8,888,620

 

6,688,620

 

935,773

                     

Supplemental disclosures of cash flow information of continuing
    operations:

                   

     Cash paid for income tax, net 

 

598,283

 

535,723

 

562,032

 

906,425

 

126,814

     Cash paid for interest expense 

 

88,695

 

108,664

 

115,410

 

73,573

 

10,293

Supplemental schedule of non-cash investing and financing activities of
continuing opearations:

                   

     Fixed asset purchases financed by accounts payable and accrued liabilities 

 

327,119

 

253,232

 

312,346

 

292,528

 

40,926

                     

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

   

September 30,

 

June 30,

 

 September 30, 

 

 September 30, 

   

2018

 

2019

 

2019

 

2019

   

RMB

 

RMB

 

RMB

 

USD (Note 1)

Net revenues:

               

Online game services

 

10,348,430

 

11,433,361

 

11,534,763

 

1,613,773

Youdao

 

174,352

 

322,812

 

345,908

 

48,394

Innovative businesses and others

 

2,637,369

 

2,692,269

 

2,755,019

 

385,441

Total net revenues

 

13,160,151

 

14,448,442

 

14,635,690

 

2,047,608

                 

Cost of revenues:

               

Online game services

 

(3,611,946)

 

(4,220,652)

 

(4,172,678)

 

(583,779)

Youdao

 

(133,782)

 

(216,749)

 

(256,674)

 

(35,910)

Innovative businesses and others

 

(2,190,304)

 

(2,274,193)

 

(2,335,988)

 

(326,817)

Total cost of revenues

 

(5,936,032)

 

(6,711,594)

 

(6,765,340)

 

(946,506)

                 

Gross profit:

               

Online game services

 

6,736,484

 

7,212,709

 

7,362,085

 

1,029,994

Youdao

 

40,570

 

106,063

 

89,234

 

12,484

Innovative businesses and others

 

447,065

 

418,076

 

419,031

 

58,624

Total gross profit

 

7,224,119

 

7,736,848

 

7,870,350

 

1,101,102

                 

Gross profit margin:

               

Online game services

 

65.1%

 

63.1%

 

63.8%

 

63.8%

Youdao

 

23.3%

 

32.9%

 

25.8%

 

25.8%

Innovative businesses and others

 

17.0%

 

15.5%

 

15.2%

 

15.2%

                 

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 = RMB7.1477 on the last trading day of September (September 30, 2019) 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

   

September 30,

 

June 30,

 

September 30,

 

September 30,

   

2018

 

2019

 

2019

 

2019

   

RMB

 

RMB

 

RMB

 

USD (Note 1)

Share-based compensation cost included in:

               

Cost of revenue

 

196,329

 

187,141

 

180,990

 

25,321

Operating expenses

               

- Selling and marketing expenses

 

23,910

 

21,144

 

21,176

 

2,963

- General and administrative expenses

 

202,471

 

187,362

 

200,394

 

28,036

- Research and development expenses

 

227,286

 

172,021

 

190,699

 

26,680

                 

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

       

 

 

NETEASE, INC.

UNAUDITED RECONCILIATION OF GAAP AND NON-GAAP RESULTS

(in thousands, except per share data or per ADS data)

                 
   

Quarter Ended

   

September 30,

 

June 30,

 

 September 30, 

 

 September 30, 

   

2018

 

2019

 

2019

 

2019

   

RMB

 

RMB

 

RMB

 

USD (Note 1)

Net income from continuing operations attributable to
     the Company's shareholders

 

2,062,746

 

3,354,182

 

12,885,375

 

1,802,730

Add: Share-based compensation

 

649,516

 

566,869

 

591,769

 

82,792

Less: Net gain from disposal of business due to change in
     business focus

 

-

 

-

 

(8,751,165)

 

(1,224,333)

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

 

2,712,262

 

3,921,051

 

4,725,979

 

661,189

                 

Non-GAAP basic net income from continuing
    operations per share

 

0.84

 

1.22

 

1.47

 

0.20

Non-GAAP basic net income from continuing
    operations per ADS

 

21.12

 

30.43

 

36.63

 

5.12

Non-GAAP diluted net income from continuing
    operations per share

 

0.84

 

1.21

 

1.45

 

0.20

Non-GAAP diluted net income from continuing
    operations per ADS

 

21.01

 

30.19

 

36.31

 

5.08

                 

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

           

 

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