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UNITED STATES

SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION

Washington, D.C. 20549

 


 

FORM 6-K

 


 

REPORT OF FOREIGN PRIVATE ISSUER
PURSUANT TO RULE 13a-16 OR 15d-16 OF THE
SECURITIES EXCHANGE ACT OF 1934

 

For the month of May 2020

 

Commission File Number: 000-30666

 


 

NETEASE, INC.

 


 

NetEase Building, No. 599 Wangshang Road

Binjiang District, Hangzhou, 310052

People’s Republic of China

(Address of principal executive offices)

 


 

Indicate by check mark whether the registrant files or will file annual reports under cover of Form 20-F or Form 40-F.

 

Form 20-F x     Form 40-F o

 

Indicate by check mark if the registrant is submitting the Form 6-K in paper as permitted by Regulation S-T Rule 101(b)(1): o

 

Indicate by check mark if the registrant is submitting the Form 6-K in paper as permitted by Regulation S-T Rule 101(b)(7): o

 

 

 


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NETEASE, INC.

 

Form 6-K

 

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Signature

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NetEase Reports First Quarter 2020 Unaudited Financial Results

Exhibit 99.1

 

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SIGNATURES

 

Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, the registrant has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned, thereunto duly authorized.

 

 

 

NETEASE, INC.

 

 

 

 

 

 

By:

/s/ Zhaoxuan Yang

 

 

Name:

Zhaoxuan Yang

 

 

Title:

Chief Financial Officer

 

 

 

 

Date:

May 20, 2020

 

 

 

 

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Exhibit 99.1

 

 

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 Reports First Quarter 2020 Unaudited Financial Results

 

(Beijing - May 19, 2020) - NetEase, Inc. (NASDAQ: NTES) (“NetEase” or the “Company”), one of China’s leading internet and online game services providers, today announced its unaudited financial results for the first quarter ended March 31, 2020.

 

First Quarter 2020 Financial Highlights

 

·                  Net revenues  were RMB17.1 billion (US$2.4 billion), an increase of 18.3% compared with the first quarter of 2019.

 

·                  Online game services net revenues were RMB13.5 billion (US$1.9 billion), an increase of 14.1% compared with the first quarter of 2019.

 

·                  Youdao net revenues were RMB541.4 million (US$76.5 million), an increase of 139.8% compared with the first quarter of 2019.

 

·                  Innovative businesses and others net revenues were RMB3.0 billion (US$424.1 million), an increase of 28.0% compared with the first quarter of 2019.

 

·                  Gross profit was RMB9.4 billion (US$1.3 billion), an increase of 21.2% compared with the first quarter of 2019.

 

·                  Total operating expenses were RMB4.9 billion (US$690.8 million), an increase of 22.8% compared with the first quarter of 2019.

 

·                  Net income from continuing operations attributable to the Company’s shareholders was RMB3.6 billion (US$501.5 million). Non-GAAP net income from continuing operations attributable to the Company’s shareholders was RMB4.2 billion (US$595.0 million). (1)

 

·                  Basic net income from continuing operations per ADS was US$3.88. Non-GAAP basic net income from continuing operations per ADS was US$4.60. (1)

 


(1) 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. See “Unaudited Reconciliation of GAAP and Non-GAAP Results” at the end of this press release.

 

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First Quarter 2020 and Recent Operational Highlights

 

·                  Delivered strong performances from flagship titles such as the Fantasy Westward Journey series and New Westward Journey Online II, and newer hit titles including Life-After, Onmyoji and All About Jianghu also maintained their popularity.

 

·                  Extended international recognition for games in Japan with notable increases in active user numbers for games such as Knives Out and Identity V.

 

·                  Progressed strong game pipeline with thrilling titles planned for launch in the coming months including Fantasy Westward Journey H5, King of Hunters, PES Club Manager, EVE Echoes and Onmyoji: Yokai Koya. Other upcoming titles planned include: Harry Potter: Magic Awakened, Ghost World Chronicle, Revelation mobile game, Diablo® Immortal, Pokémon Quest and MARVEL Duel.

 

·                  Advanced intelligent online learning business: net revenues from Youdao’s learning services and products grew by over 226.4% year-over-year to RMB442.1 million (US$62.4 million), and Youdao achieved positive net operating cash flow of RMB49.7 million (US$7.0 million).

 

·                  Grew NetEase Cloud Music’s net revenues considerably year-over-year, and membership subscribers continued to increase.

 

As with companies around the globe, we encountered an unexpected global health crisis and a great deal of uncertainty as 2020 has unfolded. The situation presents numerous evolving challenges, but our resolve to overcome any hurdles remains undiminished. Moreover, we have faith in the solidarity and capabilities of business communities, inside and outside of China, to overcome the pandemic,” said Mr. William Ding, Chief Executive Officer and Director of NetEase. “Our Company had a good first quarter, with total net revenues growing 18% and net income from continuing operations attributable to the Company’s shareholders increasing by approximately 30%, both on a year-over-year basis.

 

Our online game services net revenues reached RMB13.5 billion during the quarter with both our flagship titles and many of our newer titles performing well. The strength of our games business is supported by our growing portfolio of games with impressive longevity across an increasingly broad variety of genres. Encouraged by our success in overseas markets such as Japan, we are more confident and committed than ever to extending our reach internationally.

 

Our other core businesses are growing healthily. Both Youdao and NetEase Cloud Music are on track to reach their development goals for 2020. Moving forward, we remain committed to our mission to deliver innovative products and high-quality services that surprise and impress our users, and the larger community worldwide,” Mr. Ding concluded.

 

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First Quarter 2020 Financial Results

 

Net Revenues

 

Net revenues for the first quarter of 2020 were RMB17,062.4 million (US$2,409.7 million), compared to RMB15,734.8 million and RMB14,422.2 million for the preceding quarter and the first quarter of 2019, respectively.

 

Net revenues from online game services were RMB13,518.2 million (US$1,909.1 million) for the first quarter of 2020, compared to RMB11,604.3 million and RMB11,850.2 million for the preceding quarter and the first quarter of 2019, respectively. Net revenues from mobile games accounted for approximately 70.3% of net revenues from online games for the first quarter of 2020, compared to 70.4% and 72.1% for the preceding quarter and the first quarter of 2019, respectively.

 

Net revenues from Youdao were RMB541.4 million (US$76.5 million) for the first quarter of 2020, compared to RMB410.4 million and RMB225.7 million for the preceding quarter and the first quarter of 2019, respectively.

 

Net revenues from innovative businesses and others were RMB3,002.7 million (US$424.1 million) for the first quarter of 2020, compared to RMB3,720.0 million and RMB2,346.3 million for the preceding quarter and the first quarter of 2019, respectively.

 

Gross Profit

 

Gross profit for the first quarter of 2020 was RMB9,377.6 million (US$1,324.4 million), compared to RMB8,210.4 million and RMB7,737.7 million for the preceding quarter and the first quarter of 2019, respectively.

 

The quarter-over-quarter and year-over-year increases in online game services gross profit were primarily due to increased net revenues from self-developed games including Fantasy Westward Journey 3D, Fantasy Westward Journey mobile game, Fantasy Westward Journey Online and New Westward Journey Online II, as well as certain licensed games.

 

The quarter-over-quarter and year-over-year increases in Youdao gross profit were primarily attributable to the significant increase in net revenues, improved economies of scale and faculty compensation structure optimization for its learning services and products.

 

The quarter-over-quarter decrease in innovative businesses and others gross profit was primarily due to seasonality of NetEase’s advertising services. The year-over-year increase was primarily due to increased net revenues from NetEase Cloud Music.

 

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Gross Profit Margin

 

Gross profit margin for online game services for the first quarter of 2020 was 64.1%, compared to 63.1% and 63.7% for the preceding quarter and the first quarter of 2019, respectively. The quarter-over-quarter and year-over-year increases were mainly due to the increase in net revenues while certain costs were relatively fixed.

 

Gross profit margin for Youdao for the first quarter of 2020 was 43.5%, compared to 29.8% and 23.4% for the preceding quarter and the first quarter of 2019, respectively. Such increases were primarily attributable to the factors enumerated above.

 

Gross profit margin for innovative businesses and others for the first quarter of 2020 was 15.8%, compared to 20.6% and 5.7% for the preceding quarter and the first quarter of 2019, respectively. The quarter-over-quarter and year-over-year changes were primarily attributable to the factors enumerated above.

 

Operating Expenses

 

Total operating expenses for the first quarter of 2020 were RMB4,891.2 million (US$690.8 million), compared to RMB5,234.0 million and RMB3,982.6 million for the preceding quarter and the first quarter of 2019, respectively. The quarter-over-quarter decrease was mainly due to decreased marketing expenditures related to online game services. The year-over-year increase was mainly due to increased marketing expenditures, higher research and development investments as well as higher staff-related costs.

 

Other Income

 

Other income consisted of investment income/ (loss), interest income, foreign exchange gains and losses and others. The quarter-over-quarter decrease was mainly due to the fair value changes of equity investments with readily determinable fair value, partially offset by unrealized exchange gains. The year-over-year increase was mainly due to unrealized exchange gains and higher interest income, partially offset by fair value changes of equity investments with readily determinable fair value.

 

Income Taxes

 

The Company recorded a net income tax charge of RMB1,082.0 million (US$152.8 million) for the first quarter of 2020, compared to RMB876.3 million and RMB1,266.7 million for the preceding quarter and the first quarter of 2019, respectively. The effective tax rate for the first quarter of 2020 was 21.5%, compared to 22.1% and 31.0% for the preceding quarter and the first quarter of 2019, respectively. The effective tax rate represents certain estimates by the Company as to the tax obligations and benefits applicable to it in each quarter.

 

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Net Income and Non-GAAP Net Income

 

Net income from continuing operations attributable to the Company’s shareholders for the first quarter of 2020 totaled RMB3,551.0 million (US$501.5 million), compared to RMB3,053.7 million and RMB2,732.9 million for the preceding quarter and the first quarter of 2019, respectively.

 

Non-GAAP net income from continuing operations attributable to the Company’s shareholders for the first quarter of 2020 totaled RMB4,212.9 million (US$595.0 million), compared to RMB3,662.3 million and RMB3,353.3 million for the preceding quarter and the first quarter of 2019, respectively.

 

NetEase reported basic and diluted net income from continuing operations per ADS of US$3.88 and US$3.83, respectively, for the first quarter of 2020. The Company reported basic and diluted net income from continuing operations per ADS of US$3.34 and US$3.30, respectively, for the preceding quarter, and basic and diluted net income from continuing operations per ADS of US$3.01 and US$2.99, respectively, for the first quarter of 2019.

 

Non-GAAP basic and diluted net income from continuing operations per ADS were US$4.60 and US$4.54, respectively, for the first quarter of 2020, compared to non-GAAP basic and diluted net income from continuing operations per ADS of US$4.01 and US$3.96, respectively, for the preceding quarter, and non-GAAP basic and diluted net income from continuing operations per ADS of US$3.69 and US$3.66, respectively, for the first quarter of 2019.

 

Quarterly Dividend

 

The board of directors has approved a dividend of US$1.16 per ADS for the first quarter of 2020, which is expected to be paid on June 23, 2020 to shareholders of record as of the close of business on June 12, 2020.

 

NetEase paid a dividend of US$1.02 per ADS for the fourth quarter of 2019 on March 20, 2020.

 

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 March 31, 2020, the Company’s total cash and cash equivalents, current and non-current time deposits and short-term investments balance totaled RMB79,331.3 million (US$11,203.7 million), compared to RMB74,406.0 million as of December 31, 2019. Cash flow generated from continuing operating activities was RMB6,500.6 million (US$918.1 million) for the first quarter of 2020, compared to RMB5,510.7 million and RMB2,625.9 million for the preceding quarter and the first quarter of 2019, respectively.

 

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Share Purchase / Repurchase Program

 

On November 20, 2019, the Company announced that its board of directors had 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. As of March 31, 2020, approximately 134,000 ADSs had been purchased under this program for a total cost of US$2.1 million.

 

On February 26, 2020, 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 March 2, 2020. As of March 31, 2020, approximately 1.1 million ADSs had been repurchased under this program for a total cost of US$341.9 million. The Company today announced that its board of directors has approved an amendment to such program to increase the total authorized repurchase amount to US$2.0 billion. Under the terms of this program, NetEase may repurchase its issued and outstanding ADSs in open-market transactions on the NASDAQ Global Select Market.

 

For both of the above-mentioned current programs, 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 affected pursuant to a plan in conformity with SEC Rule 10b5-1. The extent to which NetEase repurchases its ADSs or purchases Youdao’s ADSs will depend upon a variety of factors, including market conditions. These programs 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$1.00 = RMB7.0808 on March 31, 2020 as set forth in the H.10 statistical release of the U.S. Federal Reserve Board. No representation is made that the RMB amounts could have been, or could be, converted into US$ at that rate on March 31, 2020, 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 has reported the following segments: online game services, Youdao and innovative businesses and others, aligning with the manner in which the Company’s chief 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.

 

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Impact of the Recently Adopted Major Accounting Pronouncements

 

In June 2016, the FASB issued ASU 2016-13 “Financial Instruments-Credit Losses (Topic 326)”, which requires entities to measure all expected credit losses for financial assets held at the reporting date based on historical experience, current conditions, and reasonable and supportable forecasts. This replaces the existing incurred loss model and is applicable to the measurement of credit losses on financial assets measured at amortized cost. The Company adopted the new standard effective January 1, 2020 on a modified retrospective basis and did not restate comparative periods. The impact of new standard was immaterial to the Company.

 

Conference Call

 

NetEase’s management team will host a teleconference call with simultaneous webcast at 10:00 p.m. Eastern Time on Tuesday, May 19, 2020 (Beijing/Hong Kong Time: 10:00 a.m., Wednesday, May 20, 2020). 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 1-929-477-0324 and providing conference ID: 2981452, 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 2981452#. The replay will be available through June 2, 2020.

 

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.

 

As a leading internet technology company based in China, NetEase, Inc. (NASDAQ: NTES) is dedicated to providing premium online services centered around innovative and diverse content, community, communication and commerce. NetEase develops and operates some of China’s most popular mobile and PC-client games. In more recent years, NetEase has expanded into international markets including Japan and North America. In addition to its self-developed game content, NetEase partners with other leading game developers, such as Blizzard Entertainment and Mojang AB (a Microsoft subsidiary), to operate globally renowned games in China. NetEase’s other innovative service offerings include the intelligent learning services of its majority-controlled subsidiary, Youdao (NYSE: DAO); music streaming through its leading NetEase Cloud Music business; and its private label e-commerce platform, Yanxuan. 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 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 risk that COVID-19 or other health risks in China or globally could adversely affect the Company’s operations or financial results (including, without limitation, the potential for significant short- and long-term global unemployment and economic weakness and a resulting impact on global discretionary spending; the risk that steps taken by governments to address COVID-19 in the markets where we operate may impact our workforce and operations and our users and partners; and the risk that the impact of COVID-19 can also exacerbate other risks discussed in this section); 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.

 

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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. 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, which are non-cash charges. NetEase believes that these non-GAAP financial measures provide useful information to investors in understanding and evaluating the Company’s current operating performance and 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 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.

 

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NETEASE, INC.

UNAUDITED CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS

(RMB and USD in thousands)

 

 

 

December 31,

 

March 31,

 

March 31,

 

 

 

2019

 

2020

 

2020

 

 

 

RMB

 

RMB

 

USD (Note 1)

 

Assets

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Current assets:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cash and cash equivalents

 

3,246,373

 

5,592,847

 

789,861

 

Time deposits

 

53,487,075

 

50,515,092

 

7,134,094

 

Restricted cash

 

3,150,354

 

3,507,105

 

495,298

 

Accounts receivable, net

 

4,169,358

 

4,559,441

 

643,916

 

Inventories, net

 

650,557

 

562,117

 

79,386

 

Prepayments and other current assets

 

4,817,422

 

6,060,421

 

855,895

 

Short-term investments

 

15,312,595

 

19,373,366

 

2,736,042

 

Assets held for sale

 

271,278

 

50,751

 

7,167

 

Total current assets

 

85,105,012

 

90,221,140

 

12,741,659

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Non-current assets:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Property, equipment and software, net

 

4,621,712

 

4,569,982

 

645,405

 

Land use right, net

 

3,707,179

 

3,687,971

 

520,841

 

Deferred tax assets

 

903,904

 

934,604

 

131,991

 

Time deposits

 

2,360,000

 

3,850,000

 

543,724

 

Other long-term assets

 

15,424,166

 

15,390,121

 

2,173,500

 

Assets held for sale

 

2,398

 

 

 

Total non-current assets

 

27,019,359

 

28,432,678

 

4,015,461

 

Total assets

 

112,124,371

 

118,653,818

 

16,757,120

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Liabilities, Redeemable Noncontrolling Interests and Shareholders’ Equity

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Current liabilities:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Accounts payable

 

1,212,303

 

1,197,007

 

169,050

 

Salary and welfare payables

 

2,957,360

 

2,429,147

 

343,061

 

Taxes payable

 

3,156,513

 

4,390,606

 

620,072

 

Short-term loans

 

16,828,226

 

19,624,535

 

2,771,514

 

Deferred revenue

 

8,602,227

 

9,981,353

 

1,409,636

 

Accrued liabilities and other payables

 

5,484,228

 

5,784,678

 

816,953

 

Liabilites held for sale

 

2,156

 

87

 

12

 

Total current liabilities

 

38,243,013

 

43,407,413

 

6,130,298

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Non-current liabilities:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Deferred tax liabilities

 

382,030

 

625,578

 

88,348

 

Other long-term payable

 

456,912

 

427,276

 

60,343

 

Liabilites held for sale

 

961

 

 

 

Total non-current liabilities

 

839,903

 

1,052,854

 

148,691

 

Total liabilities

 

39,082,916

 

44,460,267

 

6,278,989

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Redeemable noncontrolling interests

 

10,448,600

 

10,385,411

 

1,466,700

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Total NetEase, Inc.’s equity

 

61,453,699

 

62,597,346

 

8,840,434

 

Noncontrolling interests

 

1,139,156

 

1,210,794

 

170,997

 

Total shareholders’ equity

 

62,592,855

 

63,808,140

 

9,011,431

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Total liabilities, redeemable noncontrolling interests and shareholders’ equity

 

112,124,371

 

118,653,818

 

16,757,120

 

 

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

 

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NETEASE, INC.

UNAUDITED CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF INCOME

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

 

 

 

Quarter Ended

 

 

 

March 31,

 

December 31,

 

March 31,

 

March 31,

 

 

 

2019

 

2019

 

2020

 

2020

 

 

 

RMB

 

RMB

 

RMB

 

USD (Note 1)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Net revenues

 

14,422,209

 

15,734,804

 

17,062,367

 

2,409,667

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cost of revenues

 

(6,684,535

)

(7,524,376

)

(7,684,745

)

(1,085,293

)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Gross profit

 

7,737,674

 

8,210,428

 

9,377,622

 

1,324,374

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Selling and marketing expenses

 

(1,158,090

)

(2,153,743

)

(1,863,071

)

(263,116

)

General and administrative expenses

 

(786,850

)

(812,754

)

(885,434

)

(125,047

)

Research and development expenses

 

(2,037,694

)

(2,267,488

)

(2,142,649

)

(302,600

)

Total operating expenses

 

(3,982,634

)

(5,233,985

)

(4,891,154

)

(690,763

)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Operating profit

 

3,755,040

 

2,976,443

 

4,486,468

 

633,611

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Other income:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Investment income/ (loss), net

 

155,824

 

731,447

 

(109,731

)

(15,497

)

Interest income, net

 

172,206

 

279,546

 

345,184

 

48,749

 

Exchange (losses)/ gains, net

 

(39,520

)

(128,522

)

244,057

 

34,467

 

Other, net

 

37,164

 

109,385

 

66,708

 

9,421

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Income before tax

 

4,080,714

 

3,968,299

 

5,032,686

 

710,751

 

Income tax

 

(1,266,685

)

(876,329

)

(1,082,033

)

(152,812

)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Net income from continuing operations

 

2,814,029

 

3,091,970

 

3,950,653

 

557,939

 

Net loss from discontinued operations

 

(350,755

)

 

 

 

Net income

 

2,463,274

 

3,091,970

 

3,950,653

 

557,939

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Accretion and deemed dividends in connection with repurchase of redeemable noncontrolling interests

 

(68,783

)

(59,588

)

(386,019

)

(54,516

)

Net (income)/ loss attributable to noncontrolling interests

 

(12,373

)

21,350

 

(13,628

)

(1,925

)

Net income attributable to the Company’s shareholders

 

2,382,118

 

3,053,732

 

3,551,006

 

501,498

 

Including:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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

 

2,732,873

 

3,053,732

 

3,551,006

 

501,498

 

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

 

(350,755

)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Basic net income/ (loss) per share:

 

0.74

 

0.95

 

1.10

 

0.16

 

-Continuing operations

 

0.85

 

0.95

 

1.10

 

0.16

 

-Discontinued operations

 

(0.11

)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Basic net income/ (loss) per ADS:

 

18.57

 

23.65

 

27.47

 

3.88

 

-Continuing operations

 

21.31

 

23.65

 

27.47

 

3.88

 

-Discontinued operations

 

(2.74

)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Diluted net income/ (loss) per share:

 

0.74

 

0.93

 

1.08

 

0.15

 

-Continuing operations

 

0.85

 

0.93

 

1.08

 

0.15

 

-Discontinued operations

 

(0.11

)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Diluted net income/ (loss) per ADS:

 

18.43

 

23.37

 

27.12

 

3.83

 

-Continuing operations

 

21.14

 

23.37

 

27.12

 

3.83

 

-Discontinued operations

 

(2.71

)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Weighted average number of ordinary shares outstanding, basic

 

3,206,194

 

3,228,387

 

3,231,395

 

3,231,395

 

Weighted average number of ADS outstanding, basic

 

128,248

 

129,135

 

129,256

 

129,256

 

Weighted average number of ordinary shares outstanding, diluted

 

3,231,321

 

3,266,587

 

3,273,999

 

3,273,999

 

Weighted average number of ADS outstanding, diluted

 

129,253

 

130,663

 

130,960

 

130,960

 

 

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

 

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NETEASE, INC.

UNAUDITED CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF CASH FLOWS

(RMB and USD in thousands)

 

 

 

Quarter Ended

 

 

 

March 31,

 

December 31,

 

March 31,

 

March 31,

 

 

 

2019

 

2019

 

2020

 

2020

 

 

 

RMB

 

RMB

 

RMB

 

USD (Note 1)

 

Cash flows from operating activities:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Net income

 

2,463,274

 

3,091,970

 

3,950,653

 

557,939

 

Net loss from discontinued operations

 

350,755

 

 

 

 

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Depreciation and amortization

 

581,177

 

695,644

 

690,057

 

97,455

 

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

 

(158,461

)

(724,520

)

180,534

 

25,496

 

Share-based compensation cost

 

620,799

 

622,363

 

665,814

 

94,031

 

(Reversal of)/ allowance for provision for doubtful debts

 

(18,319

)

(17,843

)

49,939

 

7,053

 

Losses on disposal of property, equipment and software

 

2,738

 

3,571

 

37

 

5

 

Unrealized exchange losses/ (gains)

 

41,806

 

131,869

 

(242,508

)

(34,249

)

Gains on disposal of long-term investments and businesses

 

(11,978

)

(2,677

)

(15,433

)

(2,180

)

Deferred income taxes

 

303,052

 

(504,313

)

212,848

 

30,060

 

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

 

17,454

 

(12,269

)

(46,211

)

(6,526

)

Changes in operating assets and liabilities:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Accounts receivable

 

(609,092

)

545,607

 

(430,535

)

(60,803

)

Inventories

 

163,004

 

36,191

 

88,440

 

12,490

 

Prepayments and other assets

 

(979,373

)

(309,308

)

(1,103,798

)

(155,886

)

Accounts payable

 

94,147

 

136,690

 

(98,679

)

(13,936

)

Salary and welfare payables

 

(484,045

)

1,034,413

 

(537,907

)

(75,967

)

Taxes payable

 

939,359

 

168,247

 

1,234,078

 

174,285

 

Deferred revenue

 

151,641

 

406,160

 

1,379,126

 

194,770

 

Accrued liabilities and other payables

 

(842,077

)

208,902

 

524,194

 

74,030

 

Net cash provided by continuing operating activities

 

2,625,861

 

5,510,697

 

6,500,649

 

918,067

 

Net cash provided by discontinued operating activities

 

760,713

 

 

 

 

Net cash provided by operating activities

 

3,386,574

 

5,510,697

 

6,500,649

 

918,067

 

Cash flows from investing activities:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Purchase of property, equipment and software

 

(369,590

)

(235,717

)

(164,320

)

(23,206

)

Proceeds from sale of property, equipment and software

 

3,820

 

49,693

 

772

 

109

 

Purchase of intangible assets, content and licensed copyrights

 

(851,560

)

(760,698

)

(306,835

)

(43,333

)

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

 

(40,255

)

(1,802,689

)

(780,535

)

(110,233

)

Purchase of short-term investments with terms over three months

 

(4,890,000

)

(3,373,000

)

(10,070,000

)

(1,422,156

)

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

 

2,311,322

 

9,252,687

 

6,887,976

 

972,768

 

Investment in associated companies and other long-term investments

 

(392,016

)

(231,714

)

(205,005

)

(28,952

)

Proceeds from disposal of long-term investments and businesses

 

208,682

 

28,289

 

196,952

 

27,815

 

Placement/rollover of matured time deposits

 

(16,596,540

)

(24,912,424

)

(11,667,487

)

(1,647,764

)

Proceeds from maturities of time deposits

 

15,959,459

 

7,964,392

 

13,640,617

 

1,926,423

 

Net change in other assets

 

(31,759

)

(17,229

)

(10,522

)

(1,486

)

Amounts received from disposed businesses

 

651,176

 

7,092,216

 

 

 

Net cash used in continuing investing activities

 

(4,037,261

)

(6,946,194

)

(2,478,387

)

(350,015

)

Net cash used in discontinued investing activities

 

(704,004

)

 

 

 

Net cash used in investing activities

 

(4,741,265

)

(6,946,194

)

(2,478,387

)

(350,015

)

 

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

 

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NETEASE, INC.

UNAUDITED CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF CASH FLOWS (CONTINUED)

(RMB and USD in thousands)

 

 

 

Quarter Ended

 

 

 

March 31,

 

December 31,

 

March 31,

 

March 31,

 

 

 

2019

 

2019

 

2020

 

2020

 

 

 

RMB

 

RMB

 

RMB

 

USD (Note 1)

 

Cash flows from financing activities:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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

 

15,000

 

358,372

 

100,000

 

14,123

 

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

 

 

(296,823

)

(98,395

)

(13,896

)

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

 

741,113

 

1,472,244

 

2,539,570

 

358,656

 

Capital contribution from/ (repurchase of) noncontrolling interests and redeemable noncontrolling interests shareholders, net

 

68,611

 

6,528,274

 

(447,632

)

(63,218

)

Cash paid for repurchase of NetEase’s/ purchase of Youdao’s ADSs

 

 

 

(2,560,897

)

(361,668

)

Dividends paid to shareholders

 

(413,589

)

(6,890,484

)

(926,545

)

(130,853

)

Net cash provided by/ (used in) financing activities

 

411,135

 

1,171,583

 

(1,393,899

)

(196,856

)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Effect of exchange rate changes on cash, cash equivalents and restricted cash held in foreign currencies

 

(17,894

)

(26,846

)

74,100

 

10,465

 

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

 

(961,450

)

(290,760

)

2,702,463

 

381,661

 

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

 

10,206,538

 

6,688,620

 

6,397,860

 

903,550

 

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

 

9,245,088

 

6,397,860

 

9,100,323

 

1,285,211

 

Less: Cash, cash equivalents and restricted cash of held for sale

 

580,979

 

1,133

 

371

 

52

 

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

 

8,664,109

 

6,396,727

 

9,099,952

 

1,285,159

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Supplemental disclosures of cash flow information of continuing operations:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cash paid for income tax, net

 

535,723

 

1,189,622

 

202,044

 

28,534

 

Cash paid for interest expense

 

108,664

 

133,748

 

96,711

 

13,658

 

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Fixed asset purchases financed by accounts payable and accrued liabilities

 

253,232

 

304,944

 

377,564

 

53,322

 

 

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

 

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NETEASE, INC.

UNAUDITED SEGMENT INFORMATION

(RMB and USD in thousands, except percentages)

 

 

 

Quarter Ended

 

 

 

March 31,

 

December 31,

 

March 31,

 

March 31,

 

 

 

2019

 

2019

 

2020

 

2020

 

 

 

RMB

 

RMB

 

RMB

 

USD (Note 1)

 

Net revenues:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Online game services

 

11,850,184

 

11,604,332

 

13,518,244

 

1,909,141

 

Youdao

 

225,731

 

410,432

 

541,388

 

76,459

 

Innovative businesses and others

 

2,346,294

 

3,720,040

 

3,002,735

 

424,067

 

Total net revenues

 

14,422,209

 

15,734,804

 

17,062,367

 

2,409,667

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cost of revenues:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Online game services

 

(4,299,345

)

(4,281,559

)

(4,851,831

)

(685,209

)

Youdao

 

(172,836

)

(288,002

)

(305,663

)

(43,168

)

Innovative businesses and others

 

(2,212,354

)

(2,954,815

)

(2,527,251

)

(356,916

)

Total cost of revenues

 

(6,684,535

)

(7,524,376

)

(7,684,745

)

(1,085,293

)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Gross profit:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Online game services

 

7,550,839

 

7,322,773

 

8,666,413

 

1,223,932

 

Youdao

 

52,895

 

122,430

 

235,725

 

33,291

 

Innovative businesses and others

 

133,940

 

765,225

 

475,484

 

67,151

 

Total gross profit

 

7,737,674

 

8,210,428

 

9,377,622

 

1,324,374

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Gross profit margin:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Online game services

 

63.7

%

63.1

%

64.1

%

64.1

%

Youdao

 

23.4

%

29.8

%

43.5

%

43.5

%

Innovative businesses and others

 

5.7

%

20.6

%

15.8

%

15.8

%

 

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

 

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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 = RMB7.0808 on the last trading day of March 2020 (March 31, 2020) as set forth in the H.10 statistical release of the U.S. Federal Reserve Board.

 

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

 

 

 

Quarter Ended

 

 

 

March 31,

 

December 31,

 

March 31,

 

March 31,

 

 

 

2019

 

2019

 

2020

 

2020

 

 

 

RMB

 

RMB

 

RMB

 

USD (Note 1)

 

Share-based compensation cost included in:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cost of revenue

 

199,209

 

191,470

 

207,915

 

29,363

 

Operating expenses

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

- Selling and marketing expenses

 

25,247

 

17,353

 

24,811

 

3,504

 

- General and administrative expenses

 

197,858

 

211,506

 

230,371

 

32,535

 

- Research and development expenses

 

198,485

 

202,034

 

202,717

 

28,629

 

 

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

 

15


 

NETEASE, INC.

UNAUDITED RECONCILIATION OF GAAP AND NON-GAAP RESULTS

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

 

 

 

Quarter Ended

 

 

 

March 31,

 

December 31,

 

March 31,

 

March 31,

 

 

 

2019

 

2019

 

2020

 

2020

 

 

 

RMB

 

RMB

 

RMB

 

USD (Note 1)

 

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

 

2,732,873

 

3,053,732

 

3,551,006

 

501,498

 

Add: Share-based compensation

 

620,439

 

608,598

 

661,871

 

93,474

 

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

 

3,353,312

 

3,662,330

 

4,212,877

 

594,972

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Non-GAAP basic net income from continuing operations per share

 

1.05

 

1.13

 

1.30

 

0.18

 

Non-GAAP basic net income from continuing operations per ADS

 

26.15

 

28.36

 

32.59

 

4.60

 

Non-GAAP diluted net income from continuing operations per share

 

1.04

 

1.12

 

1.29

 

0.18

 

Non-GAAP diluted net income from continuing operations per ADS

 

25.94

 

28.03

 

32.17

 

4.54

 

 

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

 

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