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NetEase Announces Third Quarter 2022 Unaudited Financial Results

HANGZHOU, China, Nov. 17, 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 third quarter ended September 30, 2022.

Third Quarter 2022 Financial Highlights

  • Net revenues were RMB24.4 billion (US$3.4 billion), an increase of 10.1% compared with the third quarter of 2021.

- Games and related value-added services net revenues were RMB18.7 billion (US$2.6 billion), an increase of 9.1% compared with the third quarter of 2021.[1]

- Youdao net revenues were RMB1.4 billion (US$197.2 million), an increase of 1.1% compared with the third quarter of 2021.

- Cloud Music net revenues were RMB2.4 billion (US$331.4 million), an increase of 22.5% compared with the third quarter of 2021.

- Innovative businesses and others net revenues were RMB2.0 billion (US$276.7 million), an increase of 13.6% compared with the third quarter of 2021.[1]

  • Gross profit was RMB13.7 billion (US$1.9 billion), an increase of 16.4% compared with the third quarter of 2021.
  • Total operating expenses were RMB9.0 billion (US$1.3 billion), an increase of 12.0% compared with the third quarter of 2021.
  • Net income attributable to the Company's shareholders was RMB6.7 billion (US$941.8 million). Non-GAAP net income from continuing operations attributable to the Company's shareholders was RMB7.5 billion (US$1.1 billion).[2]
  • Basic net income per share was US$0.29 (US$1.44 per ADS). Non-GAAP basic net income from continuing operations per share was US$0.32 (US$1.61 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.

 

Third Quarter 2022 and Recent Operational Highlights

  • Extended the longevity of leading franchise titles including both the Fantasy Westward Journey and Westward Journey Online series, and other hit titles including Identity V and Infinite Lagrange.
  • Delivered exciting anniversary content updates for the popular title Naraka: Bladepoint in August, winning wide acclaim among players.
  • Diablo® Immortal™, co-developed by NetEase and Blizzard Entertainment, debuted in Chinese mainland, topping the iOS download chart soon after its launch.
  • Advanced pipeline, propelling new games under development including Naraka: Bladepoint mobile game, Justice mobile game and Ghost World Chronicle.
  • Continued preparations for the roll-out of Harry Potter: Magic Awakened in international markets, which is now expected to be launched globally in 2023.
  • Net revenues of Youdao maintained healthy growth with increased contributions from sales of new services and smart devices.
  • Enhanced content and product innovation for Cloud Music, driving solid growth in net revenues and continued margin improvement.

As previously disclosed, NetEase has entered into certain licensing agreements covering the publication of several Blizzard titles in Chinese mainland. These licenses will expire in January 2023 and will not be renewed. Net revenues and net income contribution from these licensed Blizzard games represented low single digits as a percentage of NetEase's total net revenues and net income in 2021 and in the first nine months of 2022. The expiration of such licenses will have no material impact on NetEase's financial results. The co-development and publishing of Diablo® Immortal™ is covered by a separate long-term agreement.

Commenting on this quarter's financial results, Mr. William Ding, Chief Executive Officer and Director of NetEase said, "Steady growth characterized our third quarter, generating total net revenues of RMB24.4 billion, an increase of 10.1% year-over-year. Our games business continues to see solid gains. Beloved flagship titles such as our Fantasy Westward Journey sagas further grew in the third quarter, impressing the industry with their strength and longevity. The successful launch of thrilling new games such as Diablo® Immortal™ is a further testament to our robust R&D programs and ability to captivate the attention of players in the international arena."

"In addition to our games, we maintained our differentiated offerings with Youdao, Cloud Music and Yanxuan businesses. As we move forward, we will continue to leverage our innovative content and services to drive sustainable growth across each of our carefully cultivated businesses," Mr. Ding concluded.

Third Quarter 2022 Financial Results

Net Revenues

Net revenues for the third quarter of 2022 were RMB24,426.8 million (US$3,433.9 million), compared with RMB23,159.1 million and RMB22,190.7 million for the preceding quarter and the third 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 RMB18,699.1 million (US$2,628.7 million) for the third quarter of 2022, compared with RMB18,139.8 million and RMB17,145.7 million for the preceding quarter and the third quarter of 2021, respectively. Net revenues from the operation of online games, which is the primary component of this segment, accounted for approximately 92.9% of the segment for the third quarter of 2022, compared with 92.8% and 92.7% for the preceding quarter and the third quarter of 2021, respectively. Net revenues from mobile games accounted for approximately 68.6% of net revenues from the operation of online games for the third quarter of 2022, compared with 66.1% and 69.2% for the preceding quarter and the third quarter of 2021, respectively. 

Net revenues from Youdao were RMB1,402.4 million (US$197.2 million) for the third quarter of 2022, compared with RMB956.2 million and RMB1,387.3 million for the preceding quarter and the third quarter of 2021, respectively.

Net revenues from Cloud Music were RMB2,357.2 million (US$331.4 million) for the third quarter of 2022, compared with RMB2,191.5 million and RMB1,924.7 million for the preceding quarter and the third quarter of 2021, respectively. 

Net revenues from innovative businesses and others were RMB1,968.0 million (US$276.7 million) for the third quarter of 2022, compared with RMB1,871.5 million and RMB1,733.1 million for the preceding quarter and the third quarter of 2021, respectively.

Gross Profit

Gross profit for the third quarter of 2022 was RMB13,743.9 million (US$1,932.1 million), compared with RMB12,941.5 million and RMB11,810.8 million for the preceding quarter and the third quarter of 2021, respectively.

The quarter-over-quarter and year-over-year increases in games and related value-added services gross profit were primarily due to increased net revenues from online games, including the Fantasy Westward Journey Online series and Infinite Lagrange, and certain newly launched titles.  

The quarter-over-quarter increase in Youdao gross profit was primarily attributable to the increase in net revenues from improved economies of scale for its learning services as well as increased sales volume of its smart devices.

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

The quarter-over-quarter and year-over-year increases in innovative businesses and others gross profit were primarily due to increased gross profit contribution from Yanxuan.

Gross Profit Margin

Gross profit margin for games and related value-added services for the third quarter of 2022 was 65.0%, compared with 64.9% and 61.3% for the preceding quarter and the third quarter of 2021, respectively. The year-over-year increase in gross profit margin was mainly due to changes in the revenue contribution from different distribution channels.

Gross profit margin for Youdao for the third quarter of 2022 was 54.2%, compared with 42.8% and 56.6% for the preceding quarter and the third quarter of 2021, respectively. The quarter-over-quarter increase was primarily attributable to the factors enumerated above. The year-over-year decrease mainly resulted from a decline in economies of scale due to the decreased net revenues from its learning services.

Gross profit margin for Cloud Music was 14.2% for the third quarter of 2022, compared with 13.0% and 2.2% for the preceding quarter and the third 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 third quarter of 2022 was 25.5%, compared with 25.8% and 27.2% for the preceding quarter and the third quarter of 2021, respectively. The year-over-year fluctuations were mainly due to changes in gross profit margin from advertising services.

Operating Expenses

Total operating expenses for the third quarter of 2022 were RMB9,002.1 million (US$1,265.5 million), compared with RMB7,995.2 million and RMB8,035.6 million for the preceding quarter and the third 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 and Youdao, as well as higher staff-related costs.

Other Income/ (Expenses)

Other income/ (expenses) consisted of investment income/ (loss), interest income, exchange gains/ (losses) and others. The quarter-over-quarter and year-over-year increases were mainly due to investment income arising from the disposal of certain equity investments and 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 third quarter of 2022.

Income Taxes 

The Company recorded a net income tax charge of RMB1,586.7 million (US$223.1 million) for the third quarter of 2022, compared with RMB1,259.3 million and RMB807.6 million for the preceding quarter and the third quarter of 2021, respectively. The effective tax rate for the third quarter of 2022 was 19.3%, compared with 22.0% and 19.6% for the preceding quarter and the third 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 attributable to the Company's shareholders totaled RMB6,699.4 million (US$941.8 million) for the third quarter of 2022, compared with RMB5,291.5 million and RMB3,181.8 million for the preceding quarter and the third quarter of 2021, respectively. Net income attributable to the Company's shareholders for the preceding quarter also included net income from discontinued operations of RMB624.9 million which was related to the prior disposal of the Kaola business.

Non-GAAP net income from continuing operations attributable to the Company's shareholders totaled RMB7,469.6 million (US$1,050.1 million) for the third quarter of 2022, compared with RMB5,409.8 million and RMB3,857.8 million for the preceding quarter and the third quarter of 2021, respectively.

NetEase reported basic net income of US$0.29 per share (US$1.44 per ADS) for the third quarter of 2022, compared with US$0.23 per share (US$1.14 per ADS) and US$0.13 per share (US$0.67 per ADS) for the preceding quarter and the third quarter of 2021, respectively.

NetEase reported non-GAAP basic net income from continuing operations of US$0.32 per share (US$1.61 per ADS) for the third quarter of 2022, compared with US$0.23 per share (US$1.16 per ADS) and US$0.16 per share (US$0.82 per ADS) for the preceding quarter and the third quarter of 2021, respectively.

Quarterly Dividend

The board of directors has approved a dividend of US$0.0870 per share (US$0.4350 per ADS) for the third quarter of 2022 to holders of ordinary shares and holders of ADSs as of the close of business on December 2, 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 December 2, 2022 (Beijing/ Hong Kong Time). The payment date is expected to be on December 13, 2022 for holders of ordinary shares and on or around December 16, 2022 for holders of ADSs.

NetEase paid a dividend of US$0.0720 per share (US$0.3600 per ADS) for the second quarter of 2022 in September 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 September 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 RMB94.6 billion (US$13.3 billion), compared with RMB85.6 billion as of December 31, 2021. Cash flow generated from operating activities was RMB7.5 billion (US$1.1 billion) for the third quarter of 2022, compared with RMB6.6 billion and RMB6.3 billion for the preceding quarter and the third 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 September 30, 2022, approximately 27.0 million ADSs had been repurchased under this program for a total cost of US$2.5 billion

The Company also announced today that its board of directors has approved a new share repurchase program of up to US$5.0 billion of the Company's ADSs and ordinary shares in open market transactions. This new share repurchase program will be in effect for a period not to exceed 36 months, commencing upon the expiration of the Company's existing share repurchase program or, if earlier, the date on which the Company has repurchased the maximum amount authorized under the existing program.

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 September 30, 2022, approximately 2.3 million ADSs had been purchased under this program for a total cost of US$20.7 million

NetEase also purchased approximately 0.7 million ordinary shares of Cloud Music in open market transactions on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange for a total cost of US$6.9 million during the third 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 7:00 a.m. New York Time on Thursday, November 17, 2022 (Beijing/ Hong Kong Time: 8:00 p.m., Thursday, November 17, 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 1-914-202-3258 and providing conference ID: 10026570, 15 minutes prior to the initiation of the call. A replay of the call will be available by dialing 1-855-883-1031 and entering PIN: 10026570. The replay will be available through November 24, 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,  

 

September 30,  

 

 September 30,   

   

2021

 

2022

 

2022

   

 RMB  

 

 RMB  

 

 USD (Note 1) 

Assets

           

Current assets:

           

   Cash and cash equivalents

 

14,498,157

 

17,999,166

 

2,530,283

   Time deposits

 

70,754,846

 

89,301,940

 

12,553,868

   Restricted cash

 

2,876,628

 

2,844,386

 

399,857

   Accounts receivable, net

 

5,507,988

 

5,208,019

 

732,132

   Inventories

 

964,733

 

932,905

 

131,146

   Prepayments and other current assets, net

 

6,235,857

 

6,371,412

 

895,679

   Short-term investments

 

12,281,548

 

8,934,202

 

1,255,950

   Assets held for sale

 

497

 

-

 

-

Total current assets

 

113,120,254

 

131,592,030

 

18,498,915

             

Non-current assets:

           

   Property, equipment and software, net 

 

5,433,858

 

6,165,151

 

866,683

   Land use right, net

 

4,108,090

 

4,134,507

 

581,220

   Deferred tax assets 

 

1,297,954

 

1,387,083

 

194,993

   Time deposits

 

5,823,840

 

4,473,840

 

628,922

   Restricted cash

 

1,330

 

850

 

119

   Other long-term assets, net

 

23,857,510

 

24,954,210

 

3,508,008

   Assets held for sale

 

1,088

 

-

 

-

Total non-current assets

 

40,523,670

 

41,115,641

 

5,779,945

Total assets 

 

153,643,924

 

172,707,671

 

24,278,860

             

Liabilities, Redeemable Noncontrolling Interests
    and Shareholders' Equity

           

Current liabilities:

           

   Accounts payable 

 

985,059

 

867,298

 

121,923

   Salary and welfare payables

 

4,133,254

 

2,701,749

 

379,806

   Taxes payable

 

4,537,050

 

3,740,750

 

525,866

   Short-term loans

 

19,352,313

 

25,445,617

 

3,577,088

   Contract liabilities

 

12,132,743

 

13,901,882

 

1,954,296

   Accrued liabilities and other payables

 

9,360,907

 

10,371,294

 

1,457,973

Total current liabilities

 

50,501,326

 

57,028,590

 

8,016,952

             

Non-current liabilities:

           

   Deferred tax liabilities

 

1,345,874

 

1,354,827

 

190,459

   Long-term loans

 

1,275,140

 

3,549,900

 

499,037

   Other long-term liabilities

 

1,097,708

 

1,125,227

 

158,182

Total non-current liabilities

 

3,718,722

 

6,029,954

 

847,678

Total liabilities

 

54,220,048

 

63,058,544

 

8,864,630

             

Redeemable noncontrolling interests 

 

145,238

 

143,354

 

20,152

             

NetEase, Inc.'s shareholders' equity

 

95,328,080

 

105,364,713

 

14,811,937

Noncontrolling interests

 

3,950,558

 

4,141,060

 

582,141

Total shareholders' equity

 

99,278,638

 

109,505,773

 

15,394,078

             

Total liabilities, redeemable noncontrolling 
    interests and shareholders' equity    

 

153,643,924

 

172,707,671

 

24,278,860

             

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 

 

Nine Months Ended

   

 September 30,  

 

June 30

 

 September 30,  

 

 September 30,  

 

 September 30,  

 

September 30

 

September 30

   

2021

 

2022

 

2022

 

2022

 

2021

 

2022

 

2022

   

 RMB 

 

 RMB 

 

 RMB 

 

 USD (Note 1) 

 

RMB

 

RMB

 

USD (Note 1)

                             

Net revenues

 

22,190,749

 

23,159,078

 

24,426,760

 

3,433,860

 

63,232,461

 

71,141,680

 

10,000,939

Cost of revenues

 

(10,379,981)

 

(10,217,587)

 

(10,682,868)

 

(1,501,774)

 

(29,179,440)

 

(31,619,918)

 

(4,445,058)

Gross profit

 

11,810,768

 

12,941,491

 

13,743,892

 

1,932,086

 

34,053,021

 

39,521,762

 

5,555,881

                             

Operating expenses:

                           

Selling and marketing expenses 

 

(3,134,030)

 

(3,300,705)

 

(3,768,618)

 

(529,784)

 

(8,914,159)

 

(9,984,812)

 

(1,403,643)

General and administrative expenses

 

(1,140,296)

 

(1,112,755)

 

(1,264,342)

 

(177,738)

 

(3,101,673)

 

(3,392,866)

 

(476,962)

Research and development expenses 

 

(3,761,239)

 

(3,581,700)

 

(3,969,156)

 

(557,975)

 

(10,228,287)

 

(10,948,938)

 

(1,539,177)

Total operating expenses

 

(8,035,565)

 

(7,995,160)

 

(9,002,116)

 

(1,265,497)

 

(22,244,119)

 

(24,326,616)

 

(3,419,782)

Operating profit

 

3,775,203

 

4,946,331

 

4,741,776

 

666,589

 

11,808,902

 

15,195,146

 

2,136,099

                             

Other income/ (expenses):

                           

Investment (loss)/ income, net

 

(264,611)

 

(707,489)

 

1,347,269

 

189,396

 

1,320,079

 

91,078

 

12,804

Interest income, net

 

349,550

 

505,991

 

556,148

 

78,182

 

1,124,685

 

1,520,383

 

213,732

Exchange gains/ (losses), net

 

153,310

 

865,283

 

1,398,045

 

196,534

 

(159,091)

 

2,165,448

 

304,414

Other, net

 

117,636

 

121,175

 

164,435

 

23,116

 

413,191

 

501,940

 

70,562

Income before tax

 

4,131,088

 

5,731,291

 

8,207,673

 

1,153,817

 

14,507,766

 

19,473,995

 

2,737,611

Income tax

 

(807,648)

 

(1,259,320)

 

(1,586,673)

 

(223,051)

 

(3,194,284)

 

(4,065,264)

 

(571,486)

                             

Net income from continuing operations

 

3,323,440

 

4,471,971

 

6,621,000

 

930,766

 

11,313,482

 

15,408,731

 

2,166,125

Net income from discontinued operations

 

-

 

624,864

 

-

 

-

 

-

 

624,864

 

87,842

Net income

 

3,323,440

 

5,096,835

 

6,621,000

 

930,766

 

11,313,482

 

16,033,595

 

2,253,967

                             

Accretion of redeemable noncontrolling
    interests

 

(147,825)

 

(754)

 

(781)

 

(110)

 

(437,067)

 

(2,268)

 

(319)

Net loss attributable to noncontrolling
    interests

 

6,167

 

195,395

 

79,145

 

11,126

 

286,273

 

353,536

 

49,699

Net income attributable to the
    Company's shareholders

 

3,181,782

 

5,291,476

 

6,699,364

 

941,782

 

11,162,688

 

16,384,863

 

2,303,347

Including: 

                           

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

 

3,181,782

 

4,666,612

 

6,699,364

 

941,782

 

11,162,688

 

15,759,999

 

2,215,505

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

 

-

 

624,864

 

-

 

-

 

-

 

624,864

 

87,842

                             

Basic net income per share *

 

0.96

 

1.62

 

2.05

 

0.29

 

3.34

 

5.01

 

0.70

-Continuing operations

 

0.96

 

1.43

 

2.05

 

0.29

 

3.34

 

4.82

 

0.67

-Discontinued operations

 

-

 

0.19

 

-

 

-

 

-

 

0.19

 

0.03

                             

Basic net income per ADS *

 

4.78

 

8.08

 

10.27

 

1.44

 

16.71

 

25.04

 

3.52

-Continuing operations

 

4.78

 

7.13

 

10.27

 

1.44

 

16.71

 

24.09

 

3.39

-Discontinued operations

 

-

 

0.95

 

-

 

-

 

-

 

0.95

 

0.13

                             

Diluted net income per share *

 

0.95

 

1.60

 

2.03

 

0.29

 

3.30

 

4.96

 

0.70

-Continuing operations

 

0.95

 

1.41

 

2.03

 

0.29

 

3.30

 

4.77

 

0.67

-Discontinued operations

 

-

 

0.19

 

-

 

-

 

-

 

0.19

 

0.03

                             

Diluted net income per ADS *

 

4.73

 

8.00

 

10.17

 

1.43

 

16.50

 

24.79

 

3.48

-Continuing operations

 

4.73

 

7.05

 

10.17

 

1.43

 

16.50

 

23.84

 

3.35

-Discontinued operations

 

-

 

0.95

 

-

 

-

 

-

 

0.95

 

0.13

                             

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

                           

Basic

 

3,325,892

 

3,274,695

 

3,262,989

 

3,262,989

 

3,340,925

 

3,271,602

 

3,271,602

Diluted

 

3,361,727

 

3,305,504

 

3,293,766

 

3,293,766

 

3,382,467

 

3,305,081

 

3,305,081

                             
                             
                             

*  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

 

Nine Months Ended

   

 September 30,  

 

 June 30,  

 

 September 30,  

 

 September 30,  

 

 September 30,  

 

 September 30,  

 

 September 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 

 

3,323,440

 

5,096,835

 

6,621,000

 

930,766

 

11,313,482

 

16,033,595

 

2,253,967

    Net income from discontinued operations 

 

-

 

(624,864)

 

-

 

-

 

-

 

(624,864)

 

(87,842)

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

                           

    Depreciation and amortization

 

805,485

 

609,036

 

713,852

 

100,352

 

2,439,685

 

2,089,068

 

293,676

    Fair value changes of equity security investments 

 

1,194,338

 

735,159

 

680,019

 

95,596

 

513,021

 

2,956,180

 

415,573

    Impairment losses of investments and other long-term assets

 

26,055

 

243,085

 

6,763

 

951

 

30,852

 

254,848

 

35,826

    Fair value changes of short-term investments

 

(184,564)

 

(119,882)

 

(119,620)

 

(16,816)

 

(473,244)

 

(319,278)

 

(44,884)

    Share-based compensation cost

 

688,226

 

764,447

 

786,999

 

110,635

 

2,038,593

 

2,297,600

 

322,991

    Allowance for expected credit losses

 

212,010

 

10,965

 

44,126

 

6,203

 

252,998

 

54,778

 

7,701

    Losses on disposal of property, equipment and software 

 

4,008

 

481

 

528

 

74

 

5,273

 

2,454

 

345

    Unrealized exchange (gains)/losses

 

(157,292)

 

(890,066)

 

(1,401,893)

 

(197,075)

 

141,369

 

(2,193,925)

 

(308,417)

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

 

(1)

 

-

 

(1,724,433)

 

(242,417)

 

(173,829)

 

(1,728,433)

 

(242,979)

    Deferred income taxes

 

307,994

 

(169,539)

 

(234,336)

 

(32,943)

 

838,963

 

(88,647)

 

(12,461)

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

 

(730,363)

 

(134,569)

 

(159,128)

 

(22,370)

 

(1,125,015)

 

(1,205,195)

 

(169,424)

    Changes in operating assets and liabilities: 

                           

        Accounts receivable

 

(1,178,290)

 

82,282

 

35,786

 

5,031

 

(1,089,522)

 

330,143

 

46,411

        Inventories

 

(154,072)

 

17,791

 

(88,300)

 

(12,413)

 

(417,175)

 

33,082

 

4,651

        Prepayments and other assets

 

(38,490)

 

(163,612)

 

368,673

 

51,827

 

(230,335)

 

(364,782)

 

(51,280)

        Accounts payable

 

172,696

 

48,452

 

(84,434)

 

(11,870)

 

(66,055)

 

(128,355)

 

(18,044)

        Salary and welfare payables

 

(647,029)

 

782,789

 

(567,676)

 

(79,803)

 

(1,016,409)

 

(1,541,111)

 

(216,646)

        Taxes payable

 

(434,893)

 

(538,234)

 

475,245

 

66,809

 

(273,665)

 

10,457

 

1,470

        Contract liabilities

 

2,154,751

 

279,669

 

1,580,450

 

222,176

 

2,514,243

 

1,781,919

 

250,498

        Accrued liabilities and other payables

 

928,647

 

600,934

 

552,688

 

77,696

 

1,334,899

 

1,050,486

 

147,675

    Net cash provided by operating activities

 

6,292,656

 

6,631,159

 

7,486,309

 

1,052,409

 

16,558,129

 

18,700,020

 

2,628,807

                             

Cash flows from investing activities:

                           

    Purchase of property, equipment and software

 

(407,688)

 

(445,054)

 

(557,028)

 

(78,306)

 

(1,159,306)

 

(1,751,443)

 

(246,214)

    Proceeds from sale of property, equipment and software

 

11,030

 

23,338

 

3,307

 

465

 

15,007

 

39,210

 

5,512

    Purchase of intangible assets, content and licensed
         copyrights    

 

(218,168)

 

(85,121)

 

(152,276)

 

(21,407)

 

(1,211,037)

 

(381,233)

 

(53,593)

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

 

167,978

 

(159,173)

 

156,475

 

21,997

 

5,169,261

 

1,708,147

 

240,127

    Purchase of short-term investments with terms over three
        months

 

(630,000)

 

-

 

-

 

-

 

(10,985,000)

 

(1,250,000)

 

(175,722)

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

 

6,251,750

 

1,459,172

 

1,195,475

 

168,057

 

9,922,302

 

3,208,478

 

451,041

    Investment in long-term investments and acquisition of
        subsidiaries   

 

(586,124)

 

(899,968)

 

(844,513)

 

(118,720)

 

(4,521,538)

 

(3,434,752)

 

(482,850)

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

 

33,731

 

6,413

 

2,277,625

 

320,183

 

498,915

 

2,318,275

 

325,898

    Placement/rollover of matured time deposits

 

(11,723,614)

 

(33,122,029)

 

(18,830,844)

 

(2,647,198)

 

(54,669,947)

 

(75,998,870)

 

(10,683,752)

    Proceeds from maturities of time deposits

 

28,328,155

 

32,100,141

 

17,770,581

 

2,498,149

 

65,599,476

 

64,570,517

 

9,077,179

    Change in other long-term assets

 

(69,429)

 

(60,900)

 

(31,782)

 

(4,468)

 

(168,959)

 

(262,227)

 

(36,863)

    Net cash provided by/ (used in) investing activities

 

21,157,621

 

(1,183,181)

 

987,020

 

138,752

 

8,489,174

 

(11,233,898)

 

(1,579,237)

                             

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

 

Nine Months Ended

                               
   

 September 30,  

 

 June 30,  

 

 September 30,  

 

 September 30,  

 

 September 30,  

 

 September 30,  

 

 September 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      

(7,967,910)

 

2,721,487

 

(3,645,232)

 

(512,439)

 

(867,227)

 

2,479,450

 

348,556

                               

    Proceed of bank loans with terms over three months

 

612,885

 

1,641,708

 

70,691

 

9,938

 

2,170,415

 

3,627,609

 

509,961

                               

    Payment of bank loans with terms over three months

 

(235,284)

 

(32,273)

 

(50,208)

 

(7,058)

 

(985,312)

 

(82,481)

 

(11,595)

                               

    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

 

34,800

 

33,200

 

14,305

 

2,011

 

1,550,025

 

(54,537)

 

(7,667)

                               

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

 

(6,310,841)

 

(2,119,613)

 

(1,956,829)

 

(275,087)

 

(10,798,277)

 

(5,320,359)

 

(747,924)

                               

    Dividends paid to NetEase's shareholders

 

(1,028,116)

 

(1,403,637)

 

(1,617,574)

 

(227,395)

 

(2,567,837)

 

(4,704,683)

 

(661,374)

                               

    Net cash (used in)/ provided by financing activities     

 

(14,894,466)

 

840,872

 

(7,184,847)

 

(1,010,030)

 

(11,512,013)

 

(4,055,001)

 

(570,043)

                               
                                                             

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

 

14,435

 

74,898

 

3,470

 

488

 

25,316

 

57,166

 

8,036

                               
                                                             

Net increase in cash, cash equivalents and restricted cash               

12,570,246

 

6,363,748

 

1,291,952

 

181,619

 

13,560,606

 

3,468,287

 

487,563

                               

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

 

13,158,965

 

13,188,702

 

19,552,450

 

2,748,640

 

12,168,605

 

17,376,115

 

2,442,696

                               

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

 

25,729,211

 

19,552,450

 

20,844,402

 

2,930,259

 

25,729,211

 

20,844,402

 

2,930,259

                               
                                                             

Supplemental disclosures of cash flow information:

                                                           

    Cash paid for income tax, net

 

898,112

 

1,055,096

 

1,550,748

 

218,001

 

2,688,995

 

4,121,174

 

579,345

                               

    Cash paid for interest expense

 

52,765

 

93,079

 

193,329

 

27,178

 

144,749

 

324,149

 

45,568

                               
                                                             

The accompanying notes are an integral part of this announcement.

                               

 

 

 

NETEASE, INC.

                           

UNAUDITED SEGMENT INFORMATION

                       

(in thousands, except percentages)

                           
                             
 

Three Months Ended

 

 Nine Months Ended

   

 September 30,  

 

 June 30,  

 

 September 30,  

 

 September 30,  

 

September 30

 

September 30

 

September 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 

 

17,145,668

 

18,139,843

 

18,699,106

 

2,628,679

 

49,027,297

 

55,480,763

 

7,799,362

Youdao

 

1,387,292

 

956,225

 

1,402,434

 

197,151

 

4,020,566

 

3,559,200

 

500,344

Cloud Music

 

1,924,683

 

2,191,510

 

2,357,248

 

331,377

 

5,108,357

 

6,615,964

 

930,057

Innovative businesses and others

 

1,733,106

 

1,871,500

 

1,967,972

 

276,653

 

5,076,241

 

5,485,753

 

771,176

Total net revenues

 

22,190,749

 

23,159,078

 

24,426,760

 

3,433,860

 

63,232,461