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NetEase.com Reports Fourth Quarter and Fiscal Year 2011 Unaudited Financial Results

BEIJING, Feb. 15, 2012 /PRNewswire-Asia-FirstCall/ -- NetEase.com, 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, 2011.

William Ding, Chief Executive Officer and Director of NetEase, stated, "2011 was a year of strong growth for our company. Providing our loyal and growing community of users with the highest quality content continues to fortify NetEase's industry leadership. Our success was highlighted by a 32.0% increase in total revenues for 2011, driven by an increase in online game services revenue of 32.5%, followed by strong growth in our advertising services revenue of 25.6% for the year."

"Our fast growing self-developed games Tianxia III and Ghost led our fourth quarter increase in online game services revenue of 4.4% quarter-over-quarter and 28.9% year-over-year. In October 2011, we launched our 3D MMORPG Tianxia III, a comprehensive upgrade that builds on the strong user base of its predecessor, Tianxia II. Tianxia III demonstrated dramatic growth in the fourth quarter, generating record revenue and user statistics. In addition, following the launch of Ghost's unlimited closed beta testing in April and full scale closed beta testing in September, it became one of the most popular 2.5D MMORPGs of 2011 in China, reaching record user statistics in the fourth quarter. Fantasy Westward Journey, Westward Journey Online II and Heroes of Tang Dynasty also delivered solid performances during the 2011 fourth quarter and full year. Both Fantasy Westward Journey and Westward Journey Online II reached their record high revenue in 2011, and these games, along with World of Warcraft®, a game licensed from Blizzard Entertainment, were the primary drivers of our growth in online game services revenue for 2011."  

"Our approach to technology innovation and product diversification to satisfy user demand is the core of our 2012 growth strategy. In the first half of 2012, we plan to enhance our portfolio of popular games with numerous expansion packs, including updates for Heroes of Tang Dynasty, Westward Journey Online II, Warsong of Westward Journey, New Fly For Fun and Legend of Fairy, as well as commence open beta testing for Ghost and Tianxia III. We also have two new self-developed games in process that are scheduled for beta testing in mid-2012."

Mr. Ding continued, "Internet advertising is rapidly increasing as a dominant media platform for advertisers in China. In 2011, revenue growth from our advertising services segment was consistently strong, led by the financial services, food and beverage products, and Internet services sectors. Seasonality and increased recognition by advertisers of our innovative content, service integration, and NetEase's user appeal drove a 26.3% sequential increase and a 19.2% year-over-year increase in advertising services revenue for the fourth quarter of 2011."

"We continue to evaluate the market and enhance our products and service offerings to meet the demands of a dynamic and competitive market. As the No. 1 free email provider in China, registered email users grew to 450 million as of December 31, 2011, an increase of 4.7% over the third quarter. The number of micro-blogging users grew to 97.6 million users, an increase of 10.3% over the third quarter."

Mr. Ding concluded, "We hold a long history of innovation and community in China's Internet market. Our main priority for 2012 is to continue to satisfy the demand of Internet users by providing high quality and innovative products and services to the market."

Fourth Quarter 2011 Financial Results

Revenues

Total revenues for the fourth quarter of 2011 were RMB2.1 billion (US$341.4 million), compared to RMB2.0 billion and RMB1.7 billion for the preceding quarter and the fourth quarter of 2010, respectively.

Revenues from online game services were RMB1.8 billion (US$291.3 million) for the fourth quarter of 2011, compared to RMB1.8 billion and RMB1.4 billion for the preceding quarter and the fourth quarter of 2010, respectively.

Revenues from advertising services were RMB278.5 million (US$44.2 million) for the fourth quarter of 2011, compared to RMB220.5 million and RMB233.7 million for the preceding quarter and the fourth quarter of 2010, respectively.

Revenues from wireless value-added services and others ("WVAS and others") were RMB37.2 million (US$5.9 million) for the fourth quarter of 2011, compared to RMB31.3 million and RMB23.3 million for the preceding quarter and the fourth quarter of 2010, respectively.

Gross Profit

Gross profit for the fourth quarter of 2011 was RMB1.5 billion (US$230.9 million), compared to RMB1.3 billion and RMB1.1 billion for the preceding quarter and the fourth quarter of 2010, respectively. The quarter-over-quarter and year-over-year increases in gross profit were primarily attributable to increased revenues from both the online games and advertising services businesses, partially offset by increased cost of revenues, such as royalties and consultancy fees related to licensed games operations and increased staff-related costs.

The quarter-over-quarter and year-over-year increases in games revenues were primarily attributable to the increased revenues from the Company's self-developed games, which were partially offset by a decline in revenue from Blizzard Entertainment's World of Warcraft.

Tianxia III has performed well since its launch in October. Ghost, Fantasy Westward Journey and Westward Journey Online II also continued their strong performances in the fourth quarter, which was mainly attributable to enhanced game content from their latest expansion packs. The quarter-over-quarter and year-over-year increases in advertising services revenue was primarily attributable to seasonality and the increasing appeal of the Company's portal to users and advertisers, and improved portal and search traffic on the NetEase websites.

Gross Profit (Loss) Margin

Gross profit margin for the online games business for the fourth quarter of 2011 was 72.6%, compared to 71.5% and 71.8% for the preceding quarter and the fourth quarter of 2010, respectively.

Gross profit margin for the advertising business for the fourth quarter of 2011 was 54.5%, compared to 48.4% and 53.5% for the preceding quarter and the fourth quarter of 2010, respectively. The quarter-over-quarter increase in gross profit margin was mainly due to economies of scale as advertising revenue increased in the fourth quarter without a corresponding increase in advertising related costs.

Gross profit margin for the WVAS and others business for the fourth quarter of 2011 was 2.2%, compared to gross loss margin of 13.2% and 19.7% for the preceding quarter and the fourth quarter of 2010, respectively. The quarter over quarter and year-over-year improvements in gross profit margin are mainly due to increased revenues from the e-commence business and mailbox services.  

Operating Expenses

Total operating expenses for the fourth quarter of 2011 were RMB529.0 million (US$84.0 million), compared to RMB408.2 million and RMB320.7 million for the preceding quarter and the fourth quarter of 2010, respectively. The quarter-over-quarter increase in operating expenses was primarily due to increased selling and marketing expenses, mainly resulting from increased marketing promotional activities for Tianxia III, World of Warcraft and Ghost, and increased research and development staff-related costs, as well as an impairment provision of RMB50.3 million (US$8.0 million) on the initial online game license fee of Blizzard Entertainment's StarCraft II®. The year-over-year increase in operating expenses was primarily due to increased selling and marketing expenses, staff-related costs and the aforementioned impairment provision in general and administrative expenses.

Net Profit

Net profit for the fourth quarter of 2011 totaled RMB898.6 million (US$142.8 million), compared to RMB825.8 million and RMB712.5 million for the preceding quarter and the fourth quarter of 2010, respectively. During the fourth quarter of 2011, the Company reported a net foreign exchange loss of RMB36.4 million (US$5.8 million), compared to a net foreign exchange loss of RMB65.0 million and RMB36.4 million for the preceding quarter and the fourth quarter of 2010, respectively.

The quarter-over-quarter and year-over-year foreign exchange losses were mainly due to the exchange losses arising from the Company's Euro-denominated bank deposit balances as of December 31, 2011 as the exchange rate of the Euro against the RMB fluctuated over the periods.  

NetEase reported basic and diluted earnings per American depositary share ("ADS") of US$1.09 each for the fourth quarter of 2011. The Company reported basic and diluted earnings per ADS of US$1.00 each for the preceding quarter, and basic and diluted earnings per ADS of US$0.87 each for the fourth quarter of 2010.

Income Taxes

The Company recorded a net income tax charge of RMB122.6 million (US$19.5 million) for the fourth quarter of 2011, compared to RMB140.5 million and RMB83.2 million for the preceding quarter and for the fourth quarter of 2010, respectively. The effective tax rate for the fourth quarter of 2011 was 11.8%, compared to 14.7% for the preceding quarter and 10.3% for the fourth quarter of 2010.

The Company's various principal subsidiaries enjoyed the preferential enterprise income tax rate of 15% as High and New Technology Enterprises from 2008 to 2010. As these subsidiaries have recently renewed their qualifications as High and New Technology Enterprises, the preferential enterprise income tax rate will remain in effect for 2011 through 2013, subject to annual review by the relevant tax authorities in China.  

Fiscal Year 2011 Financial Results

Revenues

Total revenues for fiscal year 2011 were RMB7.5 billion (US$1.2 billion), compared to RMB5.7 billion for the preceding fiscal year. Revenues from online games were RMB6.6 billion (US$1.0 billion) for fiscal year 2011, compared to RMB4.9 billion for the preceding fiscal year. Revenues from advertising services were RMB795.4 million (US$126.4 million) for fiscal year 2011, compared to RMB633.2 million for the preceding fiscal year.

Revenues from WVAS and others were RMB124.9 million (US$19.8 million) for fiscal year 2011, compared to RMB82.1 million for the preceding fiscal year.

Gross Profit

Gross profit for fiscal year 2011 was RMB4.9 billion (US$781.4 million), compared to RMB3.7 billion for the preceding fiscal year. The increase in gross profit for fiscal year 2011 was primarily driven by increased revenue, which was partially offset by increased cost of revenue from the online game and advertising service businesses.

The significant increase in online game services revenue in 2011 was principally attributable to the increased revenues from the Company's self-developed games such as Ghost, Fantasy Westward Journey, Heroes of Tang Dynasty, Tianxia III and Westward Journey Online II for the reasons explained above, as well as increased revenue from games licensed from Blizzard Entertainment.

The increase in advertising services revenue in 2011 was attributable to a combination of factors, including the growing Chinese online advertising market and increasing appeal of the Company's portal to users, which improved portal and search traffic on the NetEase websites.

Operating Expenses

Total operating expenses for fiscal year 2011 were RMB1.6 billion (US$253.4 million), compared to RMB1.2 billion for the preceding fiscal year. The increase in operating expenses in 2011 was primarily due to increased selling and marketing expenses comprising mainly marketing and promotional activities for Ghost, Heroes of Tang Dynasty, Blizzard Entertainment's World of Warcraft and StarCraft II, and increased staff-related costs resulting from increased headcount in general and administration and research and development areas, as well as the impairment provision of an initial online game license fee as mentioned above.

Net Profit

Net profit for fiscal year 2011 totaled RMB3.2 billion (US$513.9 million), compared to RMB2.2 billion for the preceding fiscal year. For fiscal year 2011, the Company reported a net foreign exchange loss of RMB79.1 million (US$12.6 million), compared to a net foreign exchange loss of RMB89.5 million for the preceding fiscal year. The net foreign exchange losses for 2011 and 2010 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$3.93 and US$3.92 for fiscal year 2011, respectively. The Company reported basic and diluted earnings per ADS of US$2.74 and US$2.72 for the preceding fiscal year, respectively.

Income Taxes

The Company recorded a net income tax charge of RMB392.8 million (US$62.4 million) and RMB344.4 million at an effective tax rate of 10.9% and 13.4% for fiscal years 2011 and 2010, respectively.

Other Information

As of December 31, 2011, the Company's total cash and time deposit balance was RMB11.9 billion (US$1.9 billion), compared to RMB9.5 billion as of December 31, 2010. Total held-to-maturity investments balance was RMB993.6 million (US$157.9 million) as of December 31, 2011 (there were no such investments as of December 31, 2010). Cash flow generated from operating activities was RMB1.2 billion (US$197.6 million) for the fourth quarter of 2011, compared to RMB864.9 million and RMB901.5 million for the preceding quarter and the fourth quarter of 2010, respectively.  

On December 1, 2011, the Company's Board authorized a share repurchase program of up to US$50 million of the Company's outstanding ADSs. No ADSs have been repurchased as of December 31, 2011. The share repurchase program will end on February 29, 2012.

** 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$1.00 = RMB6.2939 on the last trading day of 2011 (December 30, 2011) as set forth in the H.10 statistical release of the U.S. Federal Reserve Board. No representation is made that the RMB amounts could have been, or could be, converted into US$ at that rate on December 30, 2011, 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, 2011 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 2011.

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 15, 2012 (Beijing/Hong Kong Time: 9:00 a.m., Thursday, February 16, 2012). 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 1-877-941-4774 (international: 1-480-629-9760), 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 4507729#. The replay will be available through March 1, 2012.

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

NetEase.com, Inc. is a leading China-based Internet technology company that pioneered the development of applications, services and other technologies for the Internet in China. NetEase's online communities and personalized premium services have established a large and stable user base for the NetEase websites, which are operated by its affiliates. In particular, NetEase provides online game services to Internet users through the in-house development or licensing of massively multi-player online role-playing games, including Fantasy Westward Journey, Westward Journey Online II, Westward Journey Online III, Tianxia III, Heroes of Tang Dynasty, Datang and Ghost, as well as the licensed games, Blizzard Entertainment's World of Warcraft and StarCraft II.

NetEase also offers online advertising on its websites, which enables advertisers to reach its substantial user base. In addition, NetEase has paid listings on its search engine and web directory and classified advertising services, as well as an online mall, which provides opportunities for e-commerce and traditional businesses to establish their own storefront on the Internet. NetEase also offers wireless value-added services such as news and information content, matchmaking services, music and photos from the web that are sent over SMS, MMS, WAP, IVR and Color Ring-back Tone technologies.

Other community services that the NetEase websites offer include instant messaging, online personal advertisements, matchmaking, alumni clubs and community forums. The Company believes that it is also the largest provider of free e-mail services in China. Furthermore, the NetEase websites as well as its micro-blogging services provide various channels of content. NetEase aggregates news content on world events, sports, science and technology, and financial markets, as well as entertainment content such as cartoons, games, astrology and jokes, from over one hundred international and domestic content providers.

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 Ghost and Legend of Fairy or expansion packs and other improvements to its existing games, including its current and planned expansion packs for Heroes of Tang Dynasty, Tianxia III, Westward Journey Online III, and Warsong of Westward Journey, 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 revenue or cause revenue 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 revenue; 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 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.

NETEASE.COM, INC.

 

UNAUDITED CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS

 

(in thousands)

 
   

December 31,

 

December 31,

 

December 31,

 
   

2010

 

2011

 

2011

 
   

RMB

 

RMB

 

USD (Note 1)

 

Assets

             
               

Current assets:

             

  Cash and cash equivalent

 

1,285,137

 

2,214,618

 

351,867

 

  Time deposits

 

8,193,972

 

9,704,777

 

1,541,934

 

  Restricted cash

 

140,599

 

318,684

 

50,634

 

  Accounts receivable, net

 

256,335

 

230,047

 

36,551

 

  Prepayments and other current assets

 

678,793

 

900,464

 

143,070

 

  Held-to-maturity investments

 

-

 

993,606

 

157,868

 

  Deferred tax assets

 

72,059

 

111,990

 

17,793

 

Total current assets

 

10,626,895

 

14,474,186

 

2,299,717

 
               

Non-current assets:

             

  Property, equipment and software, net

 

755,778

 

848,469

 

134,808

 

  Land use right, net

 

12,046

 

11,788

 

1,873

 

  License right, net

 

144,637

 

48,962

 

7,779

 

  Deferred tax assets

 

1,530

 

2,586

 

411

 

  Other long-term assets

 

45,776

 

58,940

 

9,365

 

Total non-current assets

 

959,767

 

970,745

 

154,236

 

Total assets

 

11,586,662

 

15,444,931

 

2,453,953

 
               

Liabilities and Shareholders’ Equity

             
               

Current liabilities:

             

  Accounts payable

 

130,558

 

134,217

 

21,325

 

  Salary and welfare payables

 

181,973

 

244,398

 

38,831

 

  Taxes payable

 

289,332

 

391,769

 

62,246

 

  Deferred revenue

 

773,952

 

1,014,073

 

161,120

 

  Accrued liabilities and other payables

 

452,412

 

498,120

 

79,143

 

Total current liabilities

 

1,828,227

 

2,282,577

 

362,665

 
               

Long-term payable:

             

  Other long-term payable

 

33,342

 

63,890

 

10,151

 

  Deferred tax liabilities

 

1,455

 

-

 

-

 

Total long-term payable

 

34,797

 

63,890

 

10,151

 
               

Total liabilities

 

1,863,024

 

2,346,467

 

372,816

 
               

Total NetEase.com, Inc.'s equity

 

9,740,811

 

13,126,701

 

2,085,623

 

Non-controlling interests

 

(17,173)

 

(28,237)

 

(4,486)

 

Total shareholders' equity

 

9,723,638

 

13,098,464

 

2,081,137

 
               

Total liabilities and shareholders’ equity

 

11,586,662

 

15,444,931

 

2,453,953

 
               

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

 
             

 

NETEASE.COM, INC.

 

UNAUDITED CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF OPERATIONS

 

(in thousands, except per share data)

 
   

Quarter Ended

 

Year Ended

 
   

December 31,
2010

 

September 30,
2011

 

December 31,
2011

 

December 31,
2011

 

December 31,
2010

 

December 31,
2011

 

December 31,
2011

 
   

RMB

 

RMB

 

RMB

 

USD (Note 1)

 

RMB

 

RMB

 

USD (Note 1)

 

Revenues:

                             

Online game services

 

1,422,408

 

1,755,709

 

1,833,269

 

291,277

 

4,944,439

 

6,552,431

 

1,041,077

 

Advertising services

 

233,701

 

220,476

 

278,474

 

44,245

 

633,209

 

795,422

 

126,380

 

Wireless value-added

                             

     services and others

 

23,301

 

31,300

 

37,249

 

5,918

 

82,141

 

124,898

 

19,844

 
                               

Total revenues

 

1,679,410

 

2,007,485

 

2,148,992

 

341,440

 

5,659,789

 

7,472,751

 

1,187,301

 

Business taxes

 

(45,671)

 

(49,583)

 

(49,809)

 

(7,914)

 

(152,120)

 

(182,099)

 

(28,933)

 
                               

Total net revenues

 

1,633,739

 

1,957,902

 

2,099,183

 

333,526

 

5,507,669

 

7,290,652

 

1,158,368

 
                               

Total cost of revenues

 

(520,325)

 

(630,456)

 

(646,086)

 

(102,653)

 

(1,798,841)

 

(2,372,288)

 

(376,919)

 
                               

Gross profit

 

1,113,414

 

1,327,446

 

1,453,097

 

230,873

 

3,708,828

 

4,918,364

 

781,449

 
                               

Operating expenses:

                             

Selling and marketing expenses 

(180,789)

 

(225,282)

 

(280,680)

 

(44,596)

 

(656,976)

 

(849,205)

 

(134,925)

 

General and administrative 
    expenses

 

(53,805)

 

(61,263)

 

(105,787)

 

(16,808)

 

(189,621)

 

(280,227)

 

(44,524)

 

Research and development
    expenses 

 

(86,151)

 

(121,662)

 

(142,514)

 

(22,643)

 

(317,929)

 

(465,490)

 

(73,959)

 

Total operating expenses

 

(320,745)

 

(408,207)

 

(528,981)

 

(84,047)

 

(1,164,526)

 

(1,594,922)

 

(253,408)

 
                               

Operating profit

 

792,669

 

919,239

 

924,116

 

146,826

 

2,544,302

 

3,323,442

 

528,041

 

Other income (expenses):

                             

Investment income

 

76

 

3,693

 

9,954

 

1,582

 

290

 

14,128

 

2,245

 

Interest income

 

41,173

 

68,647

 

78,624

 

12,492

 

141,001

 

258,053

 

41,000

 

Exchange losses

 

(36,432)

 

(64,977)

 

(36,394)

 

(5,782)

 

(89,488)

 

(79,058)

 

(12,561)

 

Other, net

 

6,358

 

28,155

 

62,544

 

9,937

 

(19,634)

 

99,164

 

15,756

 
                               

Net income before tax

 

803,844

 

954,757

 

1,038,844

 

165,055

 

2,576,471

 

3,615,729

 

574,481

 

Income tax

 

(83,182)

 

(140,499)

 

(122,621)

 

(19,482)

 

(344,446)

 

(392,756)

 

(62,402)

 
                               

Net income

 

720,662

 

814,258

 

916,223

 

145,573

 

2,232,025

 

3,222,973

 

512,079

 

Net (income) loss attributable
   to non-controlling interests

 

(8,139)

 

11,498

 

(17,598)

 

(2,796)

 

3,747

 

11,291

 

1,794

 

Net income attributable to 
   the NetEase.com, Inc.'s 
   shareholders

 

712,523

 

825,756

 

898,625

 

142,777

 

2,235,772

 

3,234,264

 

513,873

 
                               

Earnings per share, basic

 

0.22

 

0.25

 

0.27

 

0.04

 

0.69

 

0.99

 

0.16

 

Earnings per ADS, basic

 

5.48

 

6.32

 

6.86

 

1.09

 

17.22

 

24.76

 

3.93

 

Earnings per share, diluted

 

0.22

 

0.25

 

0.27

 

0.04

 

0.69

 

0.99

 

0.16

 

Earnings per ADS, diluted

 

5.45

 

6.30

 

6.85

 

1.09

 

17.14

 

24.68

 

3.92

 
                               

Weighted average number of 
    ordinary shares outstanding,
    basic

 

3,251,764

 

3,268,673

 

3,272,617

 

3,272,617

 

3,246,426

 

3,265,550

 

3,265,550

 

Weighted average number of 
    ADS outstanding, basic

 

130,071

 

130,747

 

130,905

 

130,905

 

129,857

 

130,622

 

130,622

 

Weighted average number of 
    ordinary shares outstanding,
    diluted

 

3,265,856

 

3,277,636

 

3,279,404

 

3,279,404

 

3,261,886

 

3,276,704

 

3,276,704

 

Weighted average number of
    ADS outstanding, diluted

 

130,634

 

131,105

 

131,176

 

131,176

 

130,475

 

131,068

 

131,068

 
                               

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

 
                             

 

NETEASE.COM, INC.

 

UNAUDITED CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF CASH FLOWS

 

(in thousands)

 
   

Quarter Ended

 

Year Ended

 
   

December 31,

 

September 30,

 

December 31,

 

December 31,

 

December 31,

 

December 31,

 

December 31,

 
   

2010

 

2011

 

2011

 

2011

 

2010

 

2011

 

2011

 
   

RMB

 

RMB

 

RMB

 

USD (Note 1)

 

RMB

 

RMB

 

USD (Note 1)

 

Cash flows from operating activities:

                             

Net income 

 

720,662

 

814,258

 

916,223

 

145,573

 

2,232,025

 

3,222,973

 

512,079

 

Depreciation and amortization

 

57,526

 

75,315

 

76,323

 

12,127

 

232,171

 

293,239

 

46,591

 

Impairment loss for license right

 

-

 

-

 

50,316

 

7,994

 

-

 

50,316

 

7,994

 

Share-based compensation cost

 

24,508

 

22,941

 

45,143

 

7,173

 

102,406

 

122,032

 

19,389

 

Allowance for (reversal of) provision
    for doubtful debts

 

1,466

 

6,206

 

(6,212)

 

(987)

 

(20,029)

 

416

 

66

 

Loss/(gain) on disposal of property, equipment 
   and software

 

154

 

6

 

(35)

 

(6)

 

13,985

 

(74)

 

(12)

 

Unrealized exchange losses

 

33,960

 

67,314

 

41,263

 

6,556

 

100,219

 

76,262

 

12,117

 

Deferred income taxes

 

16,487

 

(22,665)

 

22,054

 

3,504

 

8,619

 

(42,442)

 

(6,743)

 

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

 

(246)

 

633

 

1,010

 

160

 

(1,093)

 

1,195

 

190

 

Others

 

-

 

(3,308)

 

(9,272)

 

(1,473)

 

-

 

(12,580)

 

(1,999)

 

Changes in operating assets and liabilities:

                             

   Accounts receivable

 

(75,353)

 

(51,205)

 

6,603

 

1,049

 

(89,997)

 

10,800

 

1,716

 

   Prepayments and other current assets

 

26,335

 

(343,763)

 

79,852

 

12,687

 

3,047

 

(83,490)

 

(13,265)

 

   Accounts payable

 

39,519

 

29,222

 

14,477

 

2,300

 

(37,557)

 

22,710

 

3,608

 

   Salary and welfare payables

 

88,448

 

38,150

 

48,575

 

7,718

 

52,480

 

62,425

 

9,918

 

   Taxes payable

 

12,541

 

62,553

 

(2,706)

 

(430)

 

12,592

 

33,329

 

5,295

 

   Deferred revenue

 

7,297

 

92,822

 

(3,777)

 

(600)

 

190,482

 

240,121

 

38,151

 

   Accrued liabilities and other payables

 

(51,794)

 

76,458

 

(36,144)

 

(5,742)

 

55,604

 

75,716

 

12,031

 

            Net cash  provided by 
               operating activities

 

901,510

 

864,937

 

1,243,693

 

197,603

 

2,854,954

 

4,072,948

 

647,126

 
                               

Cash flows from investing activities:

                             

    Purchase of property, equipment 
       and software

 

(63,199)

 

(61,411)

 

(171,422)

 

(27,236)

 

(297,980)

 

(410,120)

 

(65,162)

 

    Proceeds from sale of property, equipment
       and software

 

121

 

170

 

43

 

7

 

359

 

263

 

42

 

    Purchase of other intangible assets

 

-

 

-

 

(1,042)

 

(166)

 

-

 

(1,042)

 

(166)

 

    Purchase of held-to-maturity investments

 

-

 

(423,163)

 

(407,863)

 

(64,803)

 

-

 

(1,001,026)

 

(159,047)

 

    Proceeds from disposals of held-to-maturity
       investments

 

-

 

-

 

20,000

 

3,178

 

-

 

20,000

 

3,178

 

    Purchase of license right

 

-

 

-

 

-

 

-

 

-

 

(39,300)

 

(6,244)

 

    Transfer to restricted cash

 

(108,600)

 

(98,200)

 

(44,885)

 

(7,132)

 

(16,736)

 

(178,085)

 

(28,295)

 

    Net change in time deposits with terms 
       of three months

 

487,580

 

(438,342)

 

(125,205)

 

(19,893)

 

(338,570)

 

(318,937)

 

(50,674)

 

    Placement/rollover of matured time deposits

 

(4,390,645)

 

(2,702,844)

 

(3,743,262)

 

(594,744)

 

(10,402,822)

 

(10,861,505)

 

(1,725,719)

 

    Uplift of matured time deposits

 

2,799,112

 

2,941,207

 

3,497,811

 

555,746

 

8,443,805

 

9,598,470

 

1,525,043

 

    Net change in other assets

 

(1,746)

 

(1,673)

 

4,681

 

744

 

(9,218)

 

(16,951)

 

(2,693)

 

            Net cash used in investing activities

 

(1,277,377)

 

(784,256)

 

(971,144)

 

(154,299)

 

(2,621,162)

 

(3,208,233)

 

(509,737)

 
                               

Cash flows from financing activities:

                             

   Capital contribution from 
      non-controlling interests

 

16

 

-

 

-

 

-

 

16

 

226

 

36

 

   Proceeds from employees exercising 
      stock options

 

1

 

22,480

 

9,877

 

1,569

 

24,123

 

73,337

 

11,652

 

   Payment of other long-term payable

 

-

 

-

 

(10)

 

(2)

 

-

 

(20)

 

(3)

 

            Net cash provided by financing activities

 

17

 

22,480

 

9,867

 

1,567

 

24,139

 

73,543

 

11,685

 
                               

Effect of exchange rate changes on cash 
   held in foreign currencies

 

(3,123)

 

(4,124)

 

(11,327)

 

(1,800)

 

(14,084)

 

(8,777)

 

(1,395)

 

            Net increase/(decrease) in cash

 

(378,973)

 

99,037

 

271,089

 

43,071

 

243,847

 

929,481

 

147,679

 

Cash, beginning of the period

 

1,664,110

 

1,844,492

 

1,943,529

 

308,796

 

1,041,290

 

1,285,137

 

204,188

 

Cash, end of the period

 

1,285,137

 

1,943,529

 

2,214,618

 

351,867

 

1,285,137

 

2,214,618

 

351,867

 
                               

Supplemental disclosures of cash flow
   information:

                             

        Cash paid for income tax, net of tax refund

 

31,177

 

71,301

 

129,437

 

20,565

 

252,040

 

371,238

 

58,984

 

Supplemental schedule of non-cash 
   investing and financing activities

                             

        Fixed asset purchases financed by
           accounts payable

 

146,523

 

63,254

 

37,614

 

5,976

 

146,523

 

37,614

 

5,976

 
                               

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

 
                             

 

NETEASE.COM, INC.

 

UNAUDITED SEGMENT INFORMATION

 

(in thousands)

 
   

Quarter Ended

 

Year Ended

 
   

December 31,

 

September 30,

 

December 31,

 

December 31,

 

December 31,

 

December 31,

 

December 31,

 
   

2010

 

2011

 

2011

 

2011

 

2010

 

2011

 

2011

 
   

RMB

 

RMB

 

RMB

 

USD (Note 1)

 

RMB

 

RMB

 

USD (Note 1)

 

Revenues:

                             

Online game services

 

1,422,408

 

1,755,709

 

1,833,269

 

291,277

 

4,944,439

 

6,552,431

 

1,041,077

 

Advertising services

 

233,701

 

220,476

 

278,474

 

44,245

 

633,209

 

795,422

 

126,380

 

Wireless value-added services and others 

 

23,301

 

31,300

 

37,249

 

5,918

 

82,141

 

124,898

 

19,844

 

Total revenues

 

1,679,410

 

2,007,485

 

2,148,992

 

341,440

 

5,659,789

 

7,472,751

 

1,187,301

 
                               

Business taxes:  

                             

Online game services

 

(22,772)

 

(27,704)

 

(23,161)

 

(3,680)

 

(89,937)

 

(103,824)

 

(16,496)

 

Advertising services

 

(22,329)

 

(21,040)

 

(25,850)

 

(4,107)

 

(60,551)

 

(75,349)

 

(11,972)

 

Wireless value-added services and others 

 

(570)

 

(839)

 

(798)

 

(127)

 

(1,632)

 

(2,926)

 

(465)

 

Total business taxes

 

(45,671)

 

(49,583)

 

(49,809)

 

(7,914)

 

(152,120)

 

(182,099)

 

(28,933)

 
                               

Net revenues:

                             

Online game services

 

1,399,636

 

1,728,005

 

1,810,108

 

287,597

 

4,854,502

 

6,448,607

 

1,024,581

 

Advertising services

 

211,372

 

199,436

 

252,624

 

40,138

 

572,658

 

720,073

 

114,408

 

Wireless value-added 
   services and others 

 

22,731

 

30,461

 

36,451

 

5,791

 

80,509

 

121,972

 

19,379

 

Total net revenues

 

1,633,739

 

1,957,902

 

2,099,183

 

333,526

 

5,507,669

 

7,290,652

 

1,158,368

 
                               

Cost of revenues:

                             

Online game services

 

(394,764)

 

(493,025)

 

(495,506)

 

(78,728)

 

(1,378,018)

 

(1,859,176)

 

(295,393)

 

Advertising services

 

(98,354)

 

(102,958)

 

(114,949)

 

(18,264)

 

(312,921)

 

(380,201)

 

(60,408)

 

Wireless value-added 
   services and others 

 

(27,207)

 

(34,473)

 

(35,631)

 

(5,661)

 

(107,902)

 

(132,911)

 

(21,118)

 

Total cost of revenues

 

(520,325)

 

(630,456)

 

(646,086)

 

(102,653)

 

(1,798,841)

 

(2,372,288)

 

(376,919)

 
                               

Gross profit (loss):

                             

Online game services

 

1,004,872

 

1,234,980

 

1,314,602

 

208,869

 

3,476,484

 

4,589,431

 

729,188

 

Advertising services

 

113,018

 

96,478

 

137,675

 

21,874

 

259,737

 

339,872

 

54,000

 

Wireless value-added 
   services and others 

 

(4,476)

 

(4,012)

 

820

 

130

 

(27,393)

 

(10,939)

 

(1,739)

 

Total gross profit

 

1,113,414

 

1,327,446

 

1,453,097

 

230,873

 

3,708,828

 

4,918,364

 

781,449

 
                               

Gross profit (loss)
   margin:

                             

Online game services

 

71.8%

 

71.5%

 

72.6%

 

72.6%

 

71.6%

 

71.2%

 

71.2%

 

Advertising services

 

53.5%

 

48.4%

 

54.5%

 

54.5%

 

45.4%

 

47.2%

 

47.2%

 

Wireless value-added 
   services and others 

 

(19.7%)

 

(13.2%)

 

2.2%

 

2.2%

 

(34.0%)

 

(9.0%)

 

(9.0%)

 
                               

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

 
                             

 

NETEASE.COM, 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 = RMB6.2939 on the last trading day of 2011 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,

 
   

2010

 

2011

 

2011

 

2011

 

2010

 

2011

 

2011

 
   

RMB

 

RMB

 

RMB

 

USD (Note 1)

 

RMB

 

RMB

 

USD (Note 1)

 

Share-based compensation
   cost included in:

                             

Cost of revenue

 

8,081

 

11,121

 

21,030

 

3,341

 

37,342

 

57,318

 

9,107

 

Operating expenses

                             

- Selling and marketing
     expenses

 

1,869

 

1,989

 

3,897

 

619

 

8,123

 

11,357

 

1,804

 

- General and administrative
     expenses

 

7,915

 

3,514

 

7,661

 

1,217

 

31,580

 

17,897

 

2,844

 

Research and development expenses

 

6,643

 

6,317

 

12,555

 

1,996

 

25,361

 

35,460

 

5,634

 
                             

 

Note 3:  In the fourth quarter of 2010, management of the Company decided to allocate facility costs comprising of office and staff quarter rentals and management fees, building amortization and miscellaneous utility costs previously recorded under general and administration to the respective functions based on headcount under cost of revenue, selling and marketing, research and development and general and administration.  The change was implemented to better reflect staff-related operating cost.  Reclassifications have been made to cost of revenue and operating expense amounts in the condensed consolidated statements of operations and segment information for the relevant prior period in order to conform to the current period's presentation.  There is no change to the condensed consolidated balance sheets and the condensed consolidated statements of cash flows.

Contact for Media and Investors:

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

SOURCE NetEase.com, Inc.