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NetEase Announces Second Quarter 2022 Unaudited Financial Results

HANGZHOU, China, Aug. 18, 2022 /PRNewswire/ -- NetEase, Inc. (NASDAQ: NTES and HKEX: 9999, "NetEase" or the "Company"), one of China's leading internet and online game services providers, today announced its unaudited financial results for the second quarter ended June 30, 2022.

Second Quarter 2022 Financial Highlights

  • Net revenues were RMB23.2 billion (US$3.5 billion), an increase of 12.8% compared with the second quarter of 2021.

- Games and related value-added services net revenues were RMB18.1 billion (US$2.7 billion), an increase of 15.0% compared with the second quarter of 2021.[1]

- Youdao net revenues were RMB956.2 million (US$142.8 million), a decrease of 26.1% compared with the second quarter of 2021.

- Cloud Music net revenues were RMB2.2 billion (US$327.2 million), an increase of 29.5% compared with the second quarter of 2021.

- Innovative businesses and others net revenues were RMB1.9 billion (US$279.4 million), an increase of 6.1% compared with the second quarter of 2021.[1]

  • Gross profit was RMB12.9 billion (US$1.9 billion), an increase of 15.7% compared with the second quarter of 2021.
  • Total operating expenses were RMB8.0 billion (US$1.2 billion), an increase of 7.6% compared with the second quarter of 2021.
  • Net income from continuing operations attributable to the Company's shareholders was RMB4.7 billion (US$696.7 million). Non-GAAP net income from continuing operations attributable to the Company's shareholders was RMB5.4 billion (US$807.7 million). [2] 
  • Basic net income from continuing operations per share was US$0.21 (US$1.07 per ADS). Non-GAAP basic net income from continuing operations per share was US$0.25 (US$1.23 per ADS).[2]

[1] Effective as of the second quarter of 2022, the Company renamed its "online game services" segment as "games and related value-added services," and transferred certain business lines that are related or ancillary to its games from "innovative businesses and others" to "games and related value-added services." The Company retrospectively recast prior periods' segment information to conform to the current period presentation. See "Change in Segment Reporting" in this announcement.

[2] As used in this announcement, 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 share and per ADS are defined to exclude share-based compensation expenses. See "Unaudited Reconciliation of GAAP and Non-GAAP Results" at the end of this announcement.

Second Quarter 2022 and Recent Operational Highlights

  • Delivered captivating content updates for popular title Naraka: Bladepoint and launched its Xbox version in June.
  • Diablo® Immortal™, co-developed by NetEase and Blizzard Entertainment, made its debut in the global market, which topped iOS download charts in multiple regions.
  • Extended the longevity of leading franchise titles including both the Fantasy Westward Journey and Westward Journey Online series and maintained the popularity of other hit titles including Identity V and Infinite Lagrange.
  • Propelled pipeline by advancing new games under development including Naraka: Bladepoint mobile game, Justice mobile game and Ghost World Chronicle, as well as the roll-out of Harry Potter: Magic Awakened in international markets.
  • Achieved positive operating cashflow from Youdao, maintained sound development of its STEAM courses and demonstrated the resilience of its smart devices.
  • Enhanced content and product innovation at Cloud Music, driving solid growth in net revenues and continued margin improvement while securing multiple licensing agreements with major overseas and domestic music labels including SM Entertainment and TF Entertainment

"In the second quarter, we generated solid results with total net revenues of RMB23.2 billion, an increase of 12.8% year-over-year," said Mr. William Ding, CEO and Director of NetEase. "Players continued to gravitate to our longstanding games in the second quarter, highlighting our strength in game operations longevity. Moreover, the launch of Diablo® Immortal™ attracted the attention of gamers around the world, showcasing our exceptional mobile game development capabilities. With our strong in-house R&D team in China and our very own studios in Canada, Japan and the U.S., as well as plans for other regions in the future, we are spearheading the next generation of top-quality games for the global gaming community.

"Youdao and Cloud Music are also making key advancements that bolster their operations. With exciting gains across our business lines, we hope to make the NetEase brand synonymous with impressive technology, outstanding service and entertainment in its finest form," Mr. Ding concluded.

Second Quarter 2022 Financial Results

Net Revenues

Net revenues for the second quarter of 2022 were RMB23,159.1 million (US$3,457.6 million), compared with RMB23,555.8 million and RMB20,524.5 million for the preceding quarter and the second quarter of 2021, respectively.

Net revenues from games and related value-added services, which include both the operation of online games as well as other related or ancillary services to the games, were RMB18,139.8 million (US$2,708.2 million) for the second quarter of 2022, compared with RMB18,641.8 million and RMB15,774.8 million for the preceding quarter and the second quarter of 2021, respectively. Net revenues from the operation of online games, which is the primary component of this segment, accounted for approximately 92.8% of net revenues from games and related value-added services for the second quarter of 2022, compared with 92.7% and 92.1% for the preceding quarter and the second quarter of 2021, respectively. Net revenues from mobile games accounted for approximately 66.1% of net revenues from the operation of online games for the second quarter of 2022, compared with 66.9% and 72.1% for the preceding quarter and the second quarter of 2021, respectively.

Net revenues from Youdao were RMB956.2 million (US$142.8 million) for the second quarter of 2022, compared with RMB1,200.5 million and RMB1,293.4 million for the preceding quarter and the second quarter of 2021, respectively.

Net revenues from Cloud Music were RMB2,191.5 million (US$327.2 million) for the second quarter of 2022, compared with RMB2,067.2 million and RMB1,692.5 million for the preceding quarter and the second quarter of 2021, respectively.

Net revenues from innovative businesses and others were RMB1,871.5 million (US$279.4 million) for the second quarter of 2022, compared with RMB1,646.3 million and RMB1,763.8 million for the preceding quarter and the second quarter of 2021, respectively.

Gross Profit

Gross profit for the second quarter of 2022 was RMB12,941.5 million (US$1,932.1 million), compared with RMB12,836.4 million and RMB11,189.6 million for the preceding quarter and the second quarter of 2021, respectively.

The year-over-year increase in games and related value-added services gross profit was primarily due to increased net revenues from both mobile and PC games, including the newly launched Naraka: Bladepoint and Harry Potter: Magic Awakened which were released in the third quarter of 2021 and other existing games such as Fantasy Westward Journey Online.  

The quarter-over-quarter decrease in Youdao gross profit primarily resulted from a decline in economic scale due to decreased learning services revenues in the second quarter of 2022. The year-over-year decrease was mainly due to the conclusion of its after-school tutoring services for academic subjects under China's compulsory education system.

The quarter-over-quarter and year-over-year increases in Cloud Music gross profit were primarily due to increased net revenues from its membership subscriptions and social entertainment services, as well as improved cost control.

The quarter-over-quarter increase in innovative businesses and others gross profit was primarily due to increased gross profit contribution from Yanxuan and advertising services.

Gross Profit Margin

Gross profit margin for games and related value-added services for the second quarter of 2022 was 64.9%, compared with 62.2% and 63.2% for the preceding quarter and the second quarter of 2021, respectively. Gross profit margin for games and related value-added services is generally stable, fluctuating within a narrow band based on the revenue mix of NetEase's mobile and PC games, self-developed, co-developed and licensed games, as well as the relative revenue contribution from different distribution channels.

Gross profit margin for Youdao for the second quarter of 2022 was 42.8%, compared with 53.1% and 52.3% for the preceding quarter and the second quarter of 2021, respectively. The quarter-over-quarter and year-over-year decreases were primarily attributable to the factors enumerated above.

Gross profit margin for Cloud Music was 13.0% for the second quarter of 2022, compared with 12.2% and 4.1% for the preceding quarter and the second quarter of 2021, respectively. The quarter-over-quarter and year-over-year improvements were mainly due to the factors enumerated above.  

Gross profit margin for innovative businesses and others for the second quarter of 2022 was 25.8%, compared with 21.7% and 27.3% for the preceding quarter and the second quarter of 2021, respectively. The quarter-over-quarter and year-over-year fluctuations were mainly due to changes in the gross profit margin from advertising services.

Operating Expenses

Total operating expenses for the second quarter of 2022 were RMB7,995.2 million (US$1,193.6 million), compared with RMB7,329.3 million and RMB7,431.5 million for the preceding quarter and the second quarter of 2021, respectively. The quarter-over-quarter and year-over-year increases were mainly due to increased marketing expenditures related to games and related value-added services, as well as higher staff-related costs and research and development investments.

Other Income/ (Expenses)

Other income/ (expenses) consisted of investment income/ (loss), interest income, exchange gains/ (losses) and others. The quarter-over-quarter increase was mainly due to net unrealized exchange gains arising from the Company's U.S. dollar-denominated bank deposits and loans balances as the exchange rate of the U.S. dollar against the RMB fluctuated in the second quarter of 2022.

Income Taxes 

The Company recorded a net income tax charge of RMB1,259.3 million (US$188.0 million) for the second quarter of 2022, compared with RMB1,219.3 million and RMB1,113.2 million for the preceding quarter and the second quarter of 2021, respectively. The effective tax rate for the second quarter of 2022 was 22.0%, compared with 22.0% and 24.3% for the preceding quarter and the second quarter of 2021, respectively. The effective tax rate represents certain estimates by the Company as to the tax obligations and benefits applicable to it in each quarter.

Net Income and Non-GAAP Net Income  

Net income from continuing operations attributable to the Company's shareholders totaled RMB4,666.6 million (US$696.7 million) for the second quarter of 2022, compared with RMB4,394.0 million and RMB3,541.8 million for the preceding quarter and the second quarter of 2021, respectively. Net income from discontinued operations attributable to the Company's shareholders totaled RMB624.9 million (US$93.3 million), which was related to the disposal of the Kaola business.

Non-GAAP net income from continuing operations attributable to the Company's shareholders totaled RMB5,409.8 million (US$807.7 million) for the second quarter of 2022, compared with RMB5,117.6 million and RMB4,227.9 million for the preceding quarter and the second quarter of 2021, respectively.

NetEase reported basic net income from continuing operations of US$0.21 per share (US$1.07 per ADS) for the second quarter of 2022, compared with US$0.20 per share (US$1.00 per ADS) and US$0.16 per share (US$0.79 per ADS) for the preceding quarter and the second quarter of 2021, respectively.

NetEase reported non-GAAP basic net income from continuing operations of US$0.25 per share (US$1.23 per ADS) for the second quarter of 2022, compared with US$0.23 per share (US$1.17 per ADS) and US$0.19 per share (US$0.94 per ADS) for the preceding quarter and the second quarter of 2021, respectively. 

Quarterly Dividend

The board of directors has approved a dividend of US$0.0720 per share (US$0.3600 per ADS) for the second quarter of 2022 to holders of ordinary shares and holders of ADSs as of the close of business on September 1, 2022, Beijing/ Hong Kong Time and New York Time, respectively, payable in U.S. dollars. For holders of ordinary shares, in order to qualify for the dividend, all valid documents for the transfer of shares accompanied by the relevant share certificates must be lodged for registration with the Company's Hong Kong branch share registrar, Computershare Hong Kong Investor Services Limited, at Shops 1712-1716, 17th Floor, Hopewell Centre, 183 Queen's Road East, Wanchai, Hong Kong no later than 4:30 p.m. on September 1, 2022 (Beijing/ Hong Kong Time). The payment date is expected to be on September 13, 2022 for holders of ordinary shares and on or around September 16, 2022 for holders of ADSs.

NetEase paid a dividend of US$0.0644 per share (US$0.3220 per ADS) for the first quarter of 2022 in June 2022.

Under the Company's current dividend policy, the determination to make dividend distributions and the amount of such distribution in any particular quarter will be made at the discretion of its 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 June 30, 2022, the Company's total cash and cash equivalents, current and non-current time deposits and restricted cash, as well as short-term investments balance, minus short-term and long-term loans totaled RMB87.7 billion (US$13.1 billion), compared with RMB85.6 billion as of December 31, 2021. Cash flow generated from operating activities was RMB6.6 billion (US$990.0 million) for the second quarter of 2022, compared with RMB4.6 billion and RMB4.7 billion for the preceding quarter and the second quarter of 2021, respectively. 

Change in Segment Reporting

Effective as of the second quarter of 2022, the Company implemented certain changes to align its segment financial reporting more closely with the manner in which the Company's management currently receives and uses financial information to allocate resources and evaluate the performance of reporting segments. The Company renamed its "online game services" segment as "games and related value-added services," and transferred certain business lines that are related or ancillary to its games from "innovative businesses and others" to "games and related value-added services," including the NetEase CC live streaming service (a platform offering various live streaming content with a primary focus on game broadcasting) and other value-added services. The Company retrospectively recast prior periods' segment information to conform to current period presentation. These changes had no impact on NetEase's previously reported consolidated net revenues, net income or net income per share.

Share Repurchase/ Purchase Program

On February 25, 2021, the Company announced that its board of directors had approved a new share repurchase program of up to US$2.0 billion of the Company's outstanding ADSs and ordinary shares in open market transactions for a period not to exceed 24 months beginning on March 2, 2021. On August 31, 2021, the Company announced that its board of directors had approved an amendment to such program to increase the total authorized repurchase amount to US$3.0 billion. As of June 30, 2022, approximately 23.6 million ADSs had been repurchased under this program for a total cost of US$2.3 billion

On August 31, 2021, the Company announced that its board of directors had approved a share purchase program of up to US$50.0 million of Youdao's outstanding ADSs for a period not to exceed 36 months beginning on September 2, 2021. Under the terms of this program, NetEase may purchase Youdao's ADSs in open-market transactions on the New York Stock Exchange. As of June 30, 2022, approximately 1.7 million ADSs had been purchased under this program for a total cost of US$17.7 million.

The Company also purchased approximately 0.8 million ordinary shares of Cloud Music in open market transactions on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange for a total cost of US$8.3 million during the second quarter of 2022.

The extent to which NetEase repurchases its ADSs and its ordinary shares or purchases Youdao's ADSs and Cloud Music's ordinary shares 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 announcement are presented solely for the convenience of the reader. The percentages stated are calculated based on RMB.

Conference Call

NetEase's management team will host a teleconference call with simultaneous webcast at 8:00 a.m. New York Time on Thursday, August 18, 2022 (Beijing/ Hong Kong Time: 8:00 p.m., Thursday, August 18, 2022). 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 1-323-701-0160 and providing conference ID: 1239376, 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 1239376#. The replay will be available through August 31, 2022

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 and HKEX:9999, "NetEase") provides premium online services centered around content creation. With extensive offerings across its expanding gaming ecosystem, the Company develops and operates some of China's most popular and longest running mobile and PC games. Powered by industry-leading in-house R&D capabilities in China and globally, NetEase creates superior gaming experiences, inspires players, and passionately delivers value for its thriving community worldwide. By infusing play with culture and education with technology, NetEase transforms gaming into a meaningful vehicle to build a more entertaining and enlightened world.

Beyond games, NetEase service offerings include its majority-controlled subsidiaries Youdao (NYSE: DAO), China's leading technology-focused intelligent learning company, and Cloud Music (HKEX: 9899), China's leading online music content community, as well as Yanxuan, NetEase's private label consumer lifestyle brand.

NetEase's ESG initiatives are among the best in the global media and entertainment industry, earning it a distinction as one of the S&P Global Industry Movers and an "A" rating from MSCI. For more information, please visit: http://ir.netease.com/.

Forward Looking Statements

This announcement 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. In addition, statements that are not historical facts, including statements about NetEase's strategies and business plans, its expectations regarding the growth of its business and its revenue and the quotations from management in this announcement are or contain forward-looking statements. NetEase may also make forward-looking statements in its periodic reports to the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (the "SEC"), in announcements made on the website of The Stock Exchange of Hong Kong Limited (the "Hong Kong Stock Exchange"), in press releases and other written materials and in oral statements made by its officers, directors or employees to third parties. 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 position in that market in China or globally; the risk that COVID-19 or other health risks in China or globally could adversely affect the Company's operations or financial results; risks associated with NetEase's business and operating strategies and its ability to implement such strategies; NetEase's ability to develop and manage its operations and business; competition for, among other things, capital, technology and skilled personnel; potential changes in government regulation that could adversely affect the industry and geographical markets in which NetEase operates, including, among others, initiatives to enhance supervision of companies listed on an overseas stock exchange and tighten scrutiny over data privacy and data security, as well as the risk that NetEase's ADSs could be barred from trading in the United States as a result of the Holding Foreign Companies Accountable Act and the rules promulgated thereunder; 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; competition in NetEase's existing and potential markets; and the risk that fluctuations in the value of the Renminbi with respect to other currencies could adversely affect NetEase's business and financial results. Further information regarding these and other risks is included in NetEase's filings with the SEC and announcements on the website of the Hong Kong Stock Exchange. 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 and per share, 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. 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 NetEase's 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 "Unaudited Reconciliation of GAAP and Non-GAAP Results" at the end of this announcement. 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 
Email: ir@service.netease.com
Tel: (+86) 571-8985-3378
Twitter: https://twitter.com/NetEase_Global

 

NETEASE, INC.

           

UNAUDITED CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS

     

(in thousands)

           
   

 December 31,  

 

 June 30, 

 

 June 30, 

   

2021

 

2022

 

2022

   

 RMB  

 

 RMB  

 

 USD (Note 1) 

Assets

           

Current assets:

           

   Cash and cash equivalents

 

14,498,157

 

16,461,908

 

2,457,698

   Time deposits

 

70,754,846

 

84,916,751

 

12,677,737

   Restricted cash

 

2,876,628

 

3,089,413

 

461,237

   Accounts receivable, net

 

5,507,988

 

5,213,151

 

778,303

   Inventories

 

964,733

 

843,767

 

125,971

   Prepayments and other current assets, net

 

6,235,857

 

7,317,644

 

1,092,495

   Short-term investments

 

12,281,548

 

10,166,531

 

1,517,823

   Assets held for sale

 

497

 

-

 

-

Total current assets

 

113,120,254

 

128,009,165

 

19,111,264

             

Non-current assets:

           

   Property, equipment and software, net 

 

5,433,858

 

6,022,365

 

899,115

   Land use right, net

 

4,108,090

 

4,156,674

 

620,575

   Deferred tax assets 

 

1,297,954

 

1,254,640

 

187,313

   Time deposits

 

5,823,840

 

4,473,840

 

667,927

   Restricted cash

 

1,330

 

1,129

 

169

   Other long-term assets, net

 

23,857,510

 

24,261,773

 

3,622,187

   Assets held for sale

 

1,088

 

-

 

-

Total non-current assets

 

40,523,670

 

40,170,421

 

5,997,286

Total assets 

 

153,643,924

 

168,179,586

 

25,108,550

             

Liabilities, Redeemable Noncontrolling Interests
    and Shareholders' Equity

           

Current liabilities:

           

   Accounts payable 

 

985,059

 

942,070

 

140,647

   Salary and welfare payables

 

4,133,254

 

3,211,330

 

479,439

   Taxes payable

 

4,537,050

 

3,260,873

 

486,835

   Short-term loans

 

19,352,313

 

28,027,125

 

4,184,340

   Contract liabilities

 

12,132,743

 

12,316,763

 

1,838,844

   Accrued liabilities and other payables

 

9,360,907

 

9,686,526

 

1,446,160

Total current liabilities

 

50,501,326

 

57,444,687

 

8,576,265

             

Non-current liabilities:

           

   Deferred tax liabilities

 

1,345,874

 

1,448,250

 

216,218

   Long-term loans

 

1,275,140

 

3,355,700

 

500,993

   Other long-term payable

 

1,097,708

 

1,023,880

 

152,861

Total non-current liabilities

 

3,718,722

 

5,827,830

 

870,072

Total liabilities

 

54,220,048

 

63,272,517

 

9,446,337

             

Redeemable noncontrolling interests 

 

145,238

 

142,579

 

21,286

             

NetEase, Inc.'s shareholders' equity

 

95,328,080

 

100,830,817

 

15,053,645

Noncontrolling interests

 

3,950,558

 

3,933,673

 

587,282

Total shareholders' equity

 

99,278,638

 

104,764,490

 

15,640,927

             

Total liabilities, redeemable noncontrolling 
    interests and shareholders' equity    

 

153,643,924

 

168,179,586

 

25,108,550

             

The accompanying notes are an integral part of this announcement.

     

 

NETEASE, INC.

UNAUDITED CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF INCOME

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

 
   

 Three Months Ended 

 

 Six Months Ended

   

 June 30, 

 

March 31

 

June 30

 

 June 30,  

 

June 30,

 

June 30,

 

June 30,

   

2021

 

2022

 

2022

 

2022

 

2021

 

2022

 

2022

   

 RMB 

 

 RMB 

 

 RMB 

 

 USD (Note 1) 

 

RMB

 

RMB

 

USD (Note 1)

                             

Net revenues

 

20,524,501

 

23,555,842

 

23,159,078

 

3,457,559

 

41,041,712

 

46,714,920

 

6,974,354

Cost of revenues

 

(9,334,887)

 

(10,719,463)

 

(10,217,587)

 

(1,525,446)

 

(18,799,459)

 

(20,937,050)

 

(3,125,819)

Gross profit

 

11,189,614

 

12,836,379

 

12,941,491

 

1,932,113

 

22,242,253

 

25,777,870

 

3,848,535

                             

Operating expenses:

                           

Selling and marketing expenses 

 

(3,013,447)

 

(2,915,489)

 

(3,300,705)

 

(492,782)

 

(5,780,129)

 

(6,216,194)

 

(928,053)

General and administrative expenses

 

(1,011,183)

 

(1,015,769)

 

(1,112,755)

 

(166,130)

 

(1,961,377)

 

(2,128,524)

 

(317,780)

Research and development expenses 

 

(3,406,859)

 

(3,398,082)

 

(3,581,700)

 

(534,734)

 

(6,467,048)

 

(6,979,782)

 

(1,042,054)

Total operating expenses

 

(7,431,489)

 

(7,329,340)

 

(7,995,160)

 

(1,193,646)

 

(14,208,554)

 

(15,324,500)

 

(2,287,887)

Operating profit

 

3,758,125

 

5,507,039

 

4,946,331

 

738,467

 

8,033,699

 

10,453,370

 

1,560,648

                             

Other income/ (expenses):

                           

Investment income/ (loss), net

 

889,392

 

(548,702)

 

(707,489)

 

(105,625)

 

1,584,690

 

(1,256,191)

 

(187,544)

Interest income, net

 

386,207

 

458,244

 

505,991

 

75,542

 

775,135

 

964,235

 

143,956

Exchange  (losses)/gains, net

 

(591,720)

 

(97,880)

 

865,283

 

129,183

 

(312,401)

 

767,403

 

114,570

Other, net

 

147,588

 

216,330

 

121,175

 

18,091

 

295,555

 

337,505

 

50,388

Income before tax

 

4,589,592

 

5,535,031

 

5,731,291

 

855,658

 

10,376,678

 

11,266,322

 

1,682,018

Income tax

 

(1,113,228)

 

(1,219,271)

 

(1,259,320)

 

(188,012)

 

(2,386,636)

 

(2,478,591)

 

(370,044)

                             

Net income from continuing operations

 

3,476,364

 

4,315,760

 

4,471,971

 

667,646

 

7,990,042

 

8,787,731

 

1,311,974

Net income from discontinued operations

 

-

 

-

 

624,864

 

93,290

 

-

 

624,864

 

93,290

Net income

 

3,476,364

 

4,315,760

 

5,096,835

 

760,936

 

7,990,042

 

9,412,595

 

1,405,264

                             

Accretion of redeemable noncontrolling
    interests

 

(145,415)

 

(733)

 

(754)

 

(113)

 

(289,242)

 

(1,487)

 

(222)

Net loss attributable to noncontrolling
    interests

 

210,805

 

78,996

 

195,395

 

29,172

 

280,106

 

274,391

 

40,965

Net income attributable to the
    Company's shareholders

 

3,541,754

 

4,394,023

 

5,291,476

 

789,995

 

7,980,906

 

9,685,499

 

1,446,007

Including: 

                           

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

 

3,541,754

 

4,394,023

 

4,666,612

 

696,705

 

7,980,906

 

9,060,635

 

1,352,717

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

 

-

 

-

 

624,864

 

93,290

 

-

 

624,864

 

93,290

                             

Basic net income per share *

 

1.06

 

1.34

 

1.62

 

0.24

 

2.38

 

2.96

 

0.44

-Continuing operations

 

1.06

 

1.34

 

1.43

 

0.21

 

2.38

 

2.77

 

0.41

-Discontinued operations

 

-

 

-

 

0.19

 

0.03

 

-

 

0.19

 

0.03

                             

Basic net income per ADS *

 

5.29

 

6.70

 

8.08

 

1.21

 

11.92

 

14.78

 

2.21

-Continuing operations

 

5.29

 

6.70

 

7.13

 

1.07

 

11.92

 

13.83

 

2.07

-Discontinued operations

 

-

 

-

 

0.95

 

0.14

 

-

 

0.95

 

0.14

                             

Diluted net income per share *

 

1.05

 

1.33

 

1.60

 

0.24

 

2.35

 

2.93

 

0.44

-Continuing operations

 

1.05

 

1.33

 

1.41

 

0.21

 

2.35

 

2.74

 

0.41

-Discontinued operations

 

-

 

-

 

0.19

 

0.03

 

-

 

0.19

 

0.03

                             

Diluted net income per ADS *

 

5.23

 

6.63

 

8.00

 

1.19

 

11.76

 

14.63

 

2.18

-Continuing operations

 

5.23

 

6.63

 

7.05

 

1.05

 

11.76

 

13.69

 

2.04

-Discontinued operations

 

-

 

-

 

0.95

 

0.14

 

-

 

0.94

 

0.14

                             

Weighted average number of ordinary 
    shares used in calculating net income
    per share *

                           

Basic

 

3,347,507

 

3,277,280

 

3,274,695

 

3,274,695

 

3,348,567

 

3,275,980

 

3,275,980

Diluted

 

3,385,953

 

3,316,129

 

3,305,504

 

3,305,504

 

3,392,961

 

3,310,809

 

3,310,809

                             

*  Each ADS represents five ordinary shares. 

The accompanying notes are an integral part of this announcement.

 

NETEASE, INC.

UNAUDITED CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF CASH FLOWS

(in thousands)

         
   

Three Months Ended

 

Six Months Ended

   

 June 30, 

 

 March 31,  

 

 June 30,  

 

 June 30,  

 

 June 30,  

 

 June 30,  

 

 June 30,  

   

2021

 

2022

 

2022

 

2022

 

2021

 

2022

 

2022

   

 RMB  

 

 RMB  

 

 RMB  

 

 USD (Note 1) 

 

 RMB  

 

 RMB  

 

 USD (Note 1) 

Cash flows from operating activities:

                           

    Net income 

 

3,476,364

 

4,315,760

 

5,096,835

 

760,936

 

7,990,042

 

9,412,595

 

1,405,264

    Net income from discontinued operations 

 

-

 

-

 

(624,864)

 

(93,290)

 

-

 

(624,864)

 

(93,290)

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

                           

    Depreciation and amortization

 

814,370

 

766,180

 

609,036

 

90,927

 

1,634,200

 

1,375,216

 

205,314

    Fair value changes of equity security investments 

 

(203,720)

 

1,541,002

 

735,159

 

109,756

 

(681,317)

 

2,276,161

 

339,822

    Impairment losses of investments and other long-term assets

 

4,797

 

5,000

 

243,085

 

36,292

 

4,797

 

248,085

 

37,038

    Fair value changes of short-term investments

 

(170,676)

 

(79,776)

 

(119,882)

 

(17,898)

 

(288,680)

 

(199,658)

 

(29,808)

    Share-based compensation cost

 

700,114

 

746,154

 

764,447

 

114,129

 

1,350,367

 

1,510,601

 

225,527

    Allowance for/ (reversal of) expected credit losses

 

27,384

 

(313)

 

10,965

 

1,637

 

40,988

 

10,652

 

1,590

    Losses on disposal of property, equipment and software 

 

1,424

 

1,445

 

481

 

72

 

1,265

 

1,926

 

288

    Unrealized exchange  losses/(gains)

 

572,708

 

98,034

 

(890,066)

 

(132,883)

 

298,661

 

(792,032)

 

(118,247)

    Gains on disposal of long-term investments, business and
        subsidiaries

 

(166,505)

 

(4,000)

 

-

 

-

 

(173,828)

 

(4,000)

 

(597)

    Deferred income taxes

 

202,894

 

315,228

 

(169,539)

 

(25,312)

 

530,969

 

145,689

 

21,751

    Share of results on equity method investees and revaluation
        results from previously held equity interest

 

(342,760)

 

(911,498)

 

(134,569)

 

(20,091)

 

(394,652)

 

(1,046,067)

 

(156,174)

    Changes in operating assets and liabilities: 

                           

        Accounts receivable

 

573,111

 

212,075

 

82,282

 

12,284

 

88,768

 

294,357

 

43,946

        Inventories

 

(9,608)

 

103,591

 

17,791

 

2,656

 

(263,103)

 

121,382

 

18,122

        Prepayments and other assets

 

593,379

 

(569,843)

 

(163,612)

 

(24,426)

 

(191,845)

 

(733,455)

 

(109,502)

        Accounts payable

 

(178,097)

 

(92,373)

 

48,452

 

7,234

 

(238,751)

 

(43,921)

 

(6,557)

        Salary and welfare payables

 

856,775

 

(1,756,224)

 

782,789

 

116,867

 

(369,380)

 

(973,435)

 

(145,330)

        Taxes payable

 

(1,397,390)

 

73,446

 

(538,234)

 

(80,355)

 

161,228

 

(464,788)

 

(69,391)

        Contract liabilities

 

(381,446)

 

(78,200)

 

279,669

 

41,754

 

359,492

 

201,469

 

30,078

        Accrued liabilities and other payables

 

(250,312)

 

(103,136)

 

600,934

 

89,717

 

406,252

 

497,798

 

74,319

    Net cash provided by operating activities

 

4,722,806

 

4,582,552

 

6,631,159

 

990,006

 

10,265,473

 

11,213,711

 

1,674,163

                             

Cash flows from investing activities:

                           

    Purchase of property, equipment and software

 

(421,872)

 

(749,361)

 

(445,054)

 

(66,445)

 

(751,618)

 

(1,194,415)

 

(178,321)

    Proceeds from sale of property, equipment and software

 

2,458

 

12,565

 

23,338

 

3,484

 

3,977

 

35,903

 

5,360

    Purchase of intangible assets, content and licensed copyrights    

 

(566,736)

 

(143,836)

 

(85,121)

 

(12,708)

 

(992,869)

 

(228,957)

 

(34,182)

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

 

1,668,673

 

1,710,845

 

(159,173)

 

(23,764)

 

5,001,283

 

1,551,672

 

231,659

    Purchase of short-term investments with terms over three
        months

 

(2,450,000)

 

(1,250,000)

 

-

 

-

 

(10,355,000)

 

(1,250,000)

 

(186,620)

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

 

813,211

 

553,831

 

1,459,172

 

217,849

 

3,670,552

 

2,013,003

 

300,533

    Investment in long-term investments and acquisition of
        subsidiaries   

 

(3,376,973)

 

(1,690,271)

 

(899,968)

 

(134,362)

 

(3,935,414)

 

(2,590,239)

 

(386,713)

    Proceeds from disposal of long-term investments, businesses
        and subsidiaries

 

266,284

 

34,237

 

6,413

 

957

 

465,184

 

40,650

 

6,069

    Placement/rollover of matured time deposits

 

(27,223,584)

 

(24,045,997)

 

(33,122,029)

 

(4,944,989)

 

(42,946,333)

 

(57,168,026)

 

(8,534,962)

    Proceeds from maturities of time deposits

 

25,790,186

 

14,699,795

 

32,100,141

 

4,792,425

 

37,271,321

 

46,799,936

 

6,987,046

    Change in other long-term assets

 

(44,877)

 

(169,545)

 

(60,900)

 

(9,092)

 

(99,530)

 

(230,445)

 

(34,405)

    Net cash used in investing activities

 

(5,543,230)

 

(11,037,737)

 

(1,183,181)

 

(176,645)

 

(12,668,447)

 

(12,220,918)

 

(1,824,536)

                             

The accompanying notes are an integral part of this announcement.

 

NETEASE, INC. 

UNAUDITED CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF CASH FLOWS (CONTINUED) 

(in thousands)

   

Three Months Ended

   

 Six Months Ended

   

 June 30, 

 

 March 31,  

 

 June 30,  

 

 June 30,  

   

 June 30,  

 

 June 30,  

 

 June 30,  

   

2021

 

2022

 

2022

 

2022

   

2021

 

2022

 

2022

   

 RMB  

 

 RMB  

 

 RMB  

 

 USD (Note 1) 

   

 RMB  

 

 RMB  

 

 USD (Note 1) 

Cash flows from financing activities:

                             

    Net changes in bank loans with terms of three months or less      

4,978,642

 

3,403,195

 

2,721,487

 

406,307

   

7,100,683

 

6,124,682

 

914,391

    Proceed of bank loans with terms over three months

 

1,320,614

 

1,915,210

 

1,641,708

 

245,101

   

1,557,530

 

3,556,918

 

531,034

    Payment of bank loans with terms over three months

 

(582,328)

 

-

 

(32,273)

 

(4,818)

   

(750,028)

 

(32,273)

 

(4,818)

    Amounts paid for NetEase's issuance of shares in Hong Kong

 

-

 

-

 

-

 

-

   

(13,800)

 

-

 

-

    Net Amounts received/ (paid) related to capital contribution from  
        or repurchase of noncontrolling interests and redeemable
        noncontrolling interests shareholders

 

8,176

 

(102,042)

 

33,200

 

4,957

   

1,515,225

 

(68,842)

 

(10,278)

    Cash paid for repurchase of NetEase's ADSs/ purchase of
        subsidiaries' ADSs and shares      

 

(2,468,969)

 

(1,243,917)

 

(2,119,613)

 

(316,450)

   

(4,487,436)

 

(3,363,530)

 

(502,162)

    Dividends paid to NetEase's shareholders

 

(1,278,879)

 

(1,683,472)

 

(1,403,637)

 

(209,557)

   

(1,539,721)

 

(3,087,109)

 

(460,893)

    Net cash provided by financing activities     

 

1,977,256

 

2,288,974

 

840,872

 

125,540

   

3,382,453

 

3,129,846

 

467,274

                               

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

 

(25,112)

 

(21,202)

 

74,898

 

11,182

   

10,881

 

53,696

 

8,017

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

1,131,720

 

(4,187,413)

 

6,363,748

 

950,083

   

990,360

 

2,176,335

 

324,918

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

 

12,027,245

 

17,376,115

 

13,188,702

 

1,969,021

   

12,168,605

 

17,376,115

 

2,594,186

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

 

13,158,965

 

13,188,702

 

19,552,450

 

2,919,104

   

13,158,965

 

19,552,450

 

2,919,104

                               

Supplemental disclosures of cash flow information:

                             

    Cash paid for income tax, net

 

1,240,692

 

1,515,330

 

1,055,096

 

157,522

   

1,790,883

 

2,570,426

 

383,754

    Cash paid for interest expense

 

48,082

 

37,741

 

93,079

 

13,896

   

91,984

 

130,820

 

19,531

                               

The accompanying notes are an integral part of this announcement.

 

NETEASE, INC.

UNAUDITED SEGMENT INFORMATION

(in thousands, except percentages)

                             
 

Three Months Ended

 

 Six Months Ended

   

 June 30, 

 

 March 31,  

 

 June 30,  

 

 June 30,  

 

June 30,

 

June 30,

 

June 30,

   

2021

 

2022

 

2022

 

2022

 

2021

 

2022

 

2022

   

RMB

 

RMB

 

RMB

 

USD (Note 1)

 

RMB

 

RMB

 

USD (Note 1)

Net revenues:

                           

Games and related value-added services 

 

15,774,818

 

18,641,814

 

18,139,843

 

2,708,207

 

31,881,629

 

36,781,657

 

5,491,357

Youdao

 

1,293,407

 

1,200,541

 

956,225

 

142,761

 

2,633,274

 

2,156,766

 

321,997

Cloud Music

 

1,692,507

 

2,067,206

 

2,191,510

 

327,184

 

3,183,674

 

4,258,716

 

635,810

Innovative businesses and others

 

1,763,769

 

1,646,281

 

1,871,500

 

279,407

 

3,343,135

 

3,517,781

 

525,190

Total net revenues

 

20,524,501

 

23,555,842

 

23,159,078

 

3,457,559

 

41,041,712

 

46,714,920

 

6,974,354

                             

Cost of revenues:

                           

Games and related value-added services 

 

(5,813,002)

 

(7,052,050)

 

(6,375,598)

 

(951,852)

 

(12,026,054)

 

(13,427,648)

 

(2,004,695)

Youdao

 

(616,661)

 

(562,691)

 

(546,498)

 

(81,590)

 

(1,189,076)

 

(1,109,189)

 

(165,598)

Cloud Music

 

(1,623,327)

 

(1,815,649)

 

(1,905,954)

 

(284,551)

 

(3,161,053)

 

(3,721,603)

 

(555,621)

Innovative businesses and others

 

(1,281,897)

 

(1,289,073)

 

(1,389,537)

 

(207,453)

 

(2,423,276)

 

(2,678,610)

 

(399,905)

Total cost of revenues

 

(9,334,887)

 

(10,719,463)

 

(10,217,587)

 

(1,525,446)

 

(18,799,459)

 

(20,937,050)

 

(3,125,819)

                             

Gross profit:

                           

Games and related value-added services 

 

9,961,816

 

11,589,764

 

11,764,245

 

1,756,355

 

19,855,575

 

23,354,009

 

3,486,662

Youdao

 

676,746

 

637,850

 

409,727

 

61,171

 

1,444,198

 

1,047,577

 

156,399

Cloud Music

 

69,180

 

251,557

 

285,556

 

42,633

 

22,621

 

537,113

 

80,189

Innovative businesses and others

 

481,872

 

357,208

 

481,963

 

71,954

 

919,859

 

839,171

 

125,285

Total gross profit

 

11,189,614

 

12,836,379

 

12,941,491

 

1,932,113

 

22,242,253

 

25,777,870

 

3,848,535

                             

Gross profit margin:

                           

Games and related value-added services 

 

63.2 %

 

62.2 %

 

64.9 %

 

64.9 %

 

62.3 %

 

63.5 %

 

63.5 %

Youdao

 

52.3 %

 

53.1 %

 

42.8 %

 

42.8 %

 

54.8 %

 

48.6 %

 

48.6 %

Cloud Music

 

4.1 %

 

12.2 %

 

13.0 %

 

13.0 %

 

0.7 %

 

12.6 %

 

12.6 %

Innovative businesses and others

 

27.3 %

 

21.7 %

 

25.8 %

 

25.8 %

 

27.5 %

 

23.9 %

 

23.9 %

                             

The accompanying notes are an integral part of this announcement.

 

NETEASE, INC.

NOTES TO UNAUDITED FINANCIAL INFORMATION

Note 1: The conversion of Renminbi (RMB) into United States dollars (USD) is based on the noon buying rate of USD1.00 = RMB6.6981 on the last trading day of June 2022 (June 30, 2022) 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 June 30, 2022, or at any other certain date.

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):

   

Three Months Ended

 

 Six Months Ended

   
   

June 30,

 

March 31

 

June 30

 

June 30

 

June 30,

 

June 30,

 

June 30,

   
   

2021

 

2022

 

2022

 

2022

 

2021

 

2022

 

2022

   
   

RMB

 

RMB

 

RMB

 

USD (Note 1)

 

RMB

 

RMB

 

USD (Note 1)

   

Share-based compensation cost included in:

                               

Cost of revenues

 

197,370

 

198,135

 

173,840

 

25,954

 

385,296

 

371,975

 

55,534

   

Operating expenses

                               

  Selling and marketing expenses

 

26,434

 

30,373

 

31,817

 

4,750

 

50,665

 

62,190

 

9,285

   

  General and administrative expenses

 

258,544

 

279,062

 

297,891

 

44,474

 

488,147

 

576,953

 

86,137

   

  Research and development expenses

 

217,766

 

238,584

 

260,899

 

38,951

 

426,259

 

499,483

 

74,571

   
                                 

The accompanying notes are an integral part of this announcement.

 

Note 3: The financial information prepared and presented in this announcement might be different from those published and to be published by NetEase's listed subsidiaries to meet the disclosure requirements under U.S. GAAP or different accounting standards requirement.

Note 4: The unaudited reconciliation on GAAP and non-GAAP results is set out as follows in RMB and USD (in thousands, except per share data or per ADS data):

                                 
   

Three Months Ended

 

 Six Months Ended

   
   

 June 30, 

 

 March 31,  

 

 June 30,  

 

 June 30,  

 

June 30,

 

June 30,

 

June 30,

   
   

2021

 

2022

 

2022

 

2022

 

2021

 

2022

 

2022

   
   

RMB

 

RMB

 

RMB

 

USD (Note 1)

 

RMB