EX-99.1 2 tm2116679d1_ex99-1.htm EXHIBIT 99.1

 

Exhibit 99.1

 

 

 

Contact for Media and Investors:

Margaret Shi

Email: ir@service.netease.com

Tel: (+86) 571-8985-3378

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NetEase Reports First Quarter 2021 Unaudited Financial Results

 

(Beijing – May 18, 2021)- 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 first quarter ended March 31, 2021.

 

First Quarter 2021 Financial Highlights

 

·Net revenues were RMB20.5 billion (US$3.1 billion), an increase of 20.2% compared with the first quarter of 2020.

 

·Online game services net revenues were RMB15.0 billion (US$2.3 billion), an increase of 10.8% compared with the first quarter of 2020.

 

·Youdao net revenues were RMB1.3 billion (US$204.5 million), an increase of 147.5% compared with the first quarter of 2020.

 

·Innovative businesses and others net revenues were RMB4.2 billion (US$640.4 million), an increase of 39.7% compared with the first quarter of 2020.

 

  ·Gross profit was RMB11.1 billion (US$1.7 billion), an increase of 17.9% compared with the first quarter of 2020.

 

  ·Total operating expenses were RMB6.8 billion (US$1.0 billion), an increase of 38.6% compared with the first quarter of 2020.

 

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·Net income attributable to the Company’s shareholders was RMB4.4 billion (US$677.5 million). Non-GAAP net income attributable to the Company’s shareholders was RMB5.1 billion (US$775.5 million). [1]

 

·Basic net income per share was US$0.20 (US$1.01 per ADS). Non-GAAP basic net income per share was US$0.23 (US$1.16 per ADS). [1]

  

First Quarter 2021 and Recent Operational Highlights

  

  ·Attracted new users and expanded portfolio with new game introductions including:

 

·Revelation mobile game, Yu-Gi-Oh! Duel Links, Elysium of Legends and Pokémon Quest, all of which were well received after their launches.

 

·Infinite Lagrange in European markets in late April, with plans for additional market introductions in the near-term.

 

  ·Delivered strong performances from longstanding flagship titles including the Fantasy Westward Journey and Westward Journey Online series, and maintained popularity of other hit titles including Life-After, Invincible and Onmyoji.

 

  ·Progressed strong game pipeline with thrilling titles planned for launch in the coming months including Harry Potter: Magic Awakened, The Lord of the Rings: Rise to War, Nightmare Breaker, Diablo® Immortal and Ghost World Chronicle.

 

  ·Advanced Youdao’s learning services and learning products, increasing Youdao’s net revenues by 147.5% year-over-year to RMB1.3 billion (US$204.5 million), and drove operating efficiency with total gross profit margin reaching 57.3% in the first quarter of 2021, the highest level since Youdao’s IPO in October 2019.

 

“2021 is off to a strong start with our total net revenues climbing to RMB20.5 billion, up approximately 20% year-over-year,” said Mr. William Ding, Chief Executive Officer and Director of NetEase. “Net revenues from our online game services grew to RMB15.0 billion in the first quarter supported by the impressive longevity of our time-honored flagship games, as well as newer titles that broaden and diversify our games portfolio. As we near the launch of additional exciting new titles for global audiences in the coming months, we are confident we can deepen our international market presence. Our other businesses also performed well in the first quarter, with solid year-over-year net revenues growth from Youdao, NetEase Cloud Music and Yanxuan in the first quarter. Leveraging our innovation and technical skills, we plan to bring even more creative products and high-quality services to our users,” Mr. Ding concluded.

 

 

 

[1] As used in this announcement, non-GAAP net income attributable to the Company’s shareholders and non- GAAP basic and diluted net income 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.

 

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First Quarter 2021 Financial Results

 

Net Revenues

 

Net revenues were RMB20,517.2 million (US$3,131.5 million) for the first quarter of 2021, compared to RMB19,761.7 million and RMB17,062.4 million for the preceding quarter and the first quarter of 2020, respectively.

 

Net revenues from online game services were RMB14,981.8 million (US$2,286.7 million) for the first quarter of 2021, compared to RMB13,400.2 million and RMB13,518.2 million for the preceding quarter and the first quarter of 2020, respectively. Net revenues from mobile games accounted for approximately 72.8% of net revenues from online game services for the first quarter of 2021, compared to 72.4% and 70.3% for the preceding quarter and the first quarter of 2020, respectively.

 

Net revenues from Youdao were RMB1,339.9 million (US$204.5 million) for the first quarter of 2021, compared to RMB1,106.8 million and RMB541.4 million for the preceding quarter and the first quarter of 2020, respectively.

 

Net revenues from innovative businesses and others were RMB4,195.6 million (US$640.4 million) for the first quarter of 2021, compared to RMB5,254.8 million and RMB3,002.7 million for the preceding quarter and the first quarter of 2020, respectively.

 

Gross Profit

 

Gross profit was RMB11,052.6 million (US$1,687.0 million) for the first quarter of 2021, compared to RMB9,927.8 million and RMB9,377.6 million for the preceding quarter and the first quarter of 2020, respectively.

 

The quarter-over-quarter and year-over-year increases in online game services gross profit were mainly due to increased net revenues from both mobile and PC games, including the newly launched Revelation mobile game and other existing games.

 

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

 

The quarter-over-quarter decrease in innovative businesses and others gross profit was primarily due to a decrease in gross profit from advertising services due to seasonality. The year-over-year increase was primarily due to the improved performance of NetEase Cloud Music.

 

Gross Profit Margin

 

Gross profit margin for online game services was 64.6% for the first quarter of 2021, compared to 63.1% and 64.1% for the preceding quarter and the first quarter of 2020, respectively. Gross profit margin for online game services was generally stable, fluctuating within a narrow band based on the revenue mix of mobile and PC games, as well as self-developed and licensed games.

 

Gross profit margin for Youdao was 57.3% for the first quarter of 2021, compared to 47.5% and 43.5% for the preceding quarter and the first quarter of 2020, respectively. The quarter-over-quarter and year-over-year increases were mainly due to the significant increase in net revenues, improved economies of scale, and faculty compensation structure optimization for its learning services.

 

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Gross profit margin for innovative businesses and others was 14.4% for the first quarter of 2021, compared to 18.0% and 15.8% for the preceding quarter and the first quarter of 2020, respectively. The quarter-over-quarter decrease was primarily due to seasonality.

 

Operating Expenses

 

Total operating expenses were RMB6,777.1 million (US$1,034.4 million) for the first quarter of 2021, compared to RMB6,915.8 million and RMB4,891.2 million for the preceding quarter and the first quarter of 2020, respectively. The quarter-over-quarter decrease was mainly due to lower marketing expenditures related to online game services and innovative businesses and others. The year-over-year increase was mainly due to increased marketing expenditures related to Youdao and other businesses, as well as higher staff-related costs and research and development investments.

 

Other Income/ (Expenses)

 

Other income/ (expenses) consisted of investment (losses)/ income, interest income, exchange gains/ (losses) and others. The quarter-over-quarter increase was mainly due to unrealized exchange gains arising from the Company’s U.S. dollar-denominated bank deposits and short-term loan balances as the exchange rate of the U.S. dollar against the RMB fluctuated over the periods, as well as investment income arising from fair value changes of equity investments with readily determinable fair value. The year-over-year increase was mainly due to investment income arising from fair value changes of equity investments with readily determinable fair value.

 

Income Taxes

 

The Company recorded a net income tax charge of RMB1,273.4 million (US$194.4 million) for the first quarter of 2021, compared to RMB552.7 million and RMB1,082.0 million for the preceding quarter and the first quarter of 2020, respectively. The effective tax rate for the first quarter of 2021 was 22.0%, compared to 37.2% and 21.5% for the preceding quarter and the first quarter of 2020, respectively. The effective tax rate represents certain estimates by the Company regarding 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 RMB4,439.2 million (US$677.5 million) for the first quarter of 2021, compared to RMB975.7 million and RMB3,551.0 million for the preceding quarter and the first quarter of 2020, respectively.

 

Non-GAAP net income attributable to the Company’s shareholders for the first quarter of 2021 totaled RMB5,080.7 million (US$775.5 million), compared to RMB1,597.9 million and RMB4,212.9 million for the preceding quarter and the first quarter of 2020, respectively.

 

NetEase reported basic net income of US$0.20 per share (US$1.01 per ADS) for the first quarter of 2021, compared to US$0.04 per share (US$0.22 per ADS) and US$0.17 per share (US$0.84 per ADS) for the preceding quarter and the first quarter of 2020, respectively.

 

NetEase reported non-GAAP basic net income of US$0.23 per share (US$1.16 per ADS) for the first quarter of 2021, compared to US$0.07 per share (US$0.36 per ADS) and US$0.20 per share (US$1.00 per ADS) for the preceding quarter and the first quarter of 2020, respectively.

 

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Quarterly Dividend

 

The board of directors has approved a dividend of US$0.0600 per share (US$0.3000 per ADS) for the first quarter of 2021, to holders of ordinary shares and holders of ADSs as of the close of business on June 3, 2021, 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 June 3, 2021 (Hong Kong Time). The payment date is expected to be on June 15, 2021 for holders of ordinary shares and on or around June 18, 2021 for holders of ADSs.

 

NetEase paid a dividend of US$0.0464 per share (US$0.2320 per ADS) for the first quarter of 2020 in June 2020, a dividend of US$0.0594 per share (US$0.2970 per ADS) for the second quarter of 2020 in September 2020, a dividend of US$0.0390 per share (US$0.1950 per ADS) for the third quarter of 2020 in December 2020 and a dividend of US$0.0120 per share (US$0.0600 per ADS) for the fourth quarter of 2020 in March 2021.

 

The Company’s policy is to set quarterly dividends at an amount equivalent to approximately 20%-30% of the Company’s anticipated net income after tax in each fiscal quarter. The determination to make dividend distributions and the amount of such distributions in any particular quarter will be made at the discretion of the board of directors and will be based upon the Company’s operations and earnings, cash flow, financial condition and other relevant factors.

 

Other Information

 

As of March 31, 2021, the Company’s total cash and cash equivalents, current and non-current time deposits and short-term investments balance totaled RMB106,249.6 million (US$16,216.9 million), compared to RMB100,099.6 million as of December 31, 2020. Cash flows generated from operating activities was RMB5,542.7 million (US$846.0 million) for the first quarter of 2021, compared to RMB8,214.2 million and RMB6,500.6 million for the preceding quarter and the first quarter of 2020, respectively.

 

Share Repurchase Program

 

On February 26, 2020, the Company announced that its board of directors had approved a share repurchase program of up to US$1.0 billion of the Company’s outstanding ADSs for a period not to exceed 12 months beginning on March 2, 2020. On May 19, 2020, the Company announced that its board of directors had approved an amendment to such program to increase the total authorized repurchase amount to US$2.0 billion. Under the terms of this program, NetEase may repurchase its issued and outstanding ADSs in open-market transactions on the NASDAQ Global Select Market. At the end of this program on March 1, 2021, approximately 22.8 million ADSs had been repurchased for a total cost of US$1.8 billion.

 

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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. The extent to which NetEase repurchases its ADSs and ordinary shares will depend upon a variety of factors, including market conditions. This program may be suspended or discontinued at any time. As of March 31, 2021, approximately 1.3 million ADSs had been repurchased under this program for a total cost of US$0.1 billion.

 

** The United States dollar (US$) amounts disclosed in this announcement are presented solely for the convenience of the reader. Translations of amounts from RMB into United States dollars for the convenience of the reader were calculated at the noon buying rate of US$1.00 = RMB6.5518 on March 31, 2021 as set forth in the H.10 statistical release of the U.S. Federal Reserve Board. No representation is made that the RMB amounts could have been, or could be, converted into US$ at that rate on March 31, 2021, or at any other certain date. 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 May 18, 2021 (Beijing/Hong Kong Time: 8:00 p.m., May 18, 2021). 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 1-646-828-8193 and providing conference ID: 4996242, 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 4996242#. The replay will be available through May 31, 2021.

 

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”) is dedicated to providing premium online services centered around innovative and diverse content, community, communication and commerce. NetEase develops and operates some of China’s most popular mobile and PC games. In more recent years, NetEase has expanded into international markets including Japan and North America. In addition to its self-developed game content, NetEase partners with other leading game developers, such as Blizzard Entertainment and Mojang AB (a Microsoft subsidiary), to operate globally renowned games in China. NetEase’s other innovative service offerings include the intelligent learning services of its majority-controlled subsidiary, Youdao (NYSE: DAO); music streaming through its leading NetEase Cloud Music business; and its private label e-commerce platform, Yanxuan. For more information, please visit: http://ir.netease.com/.

 

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Forward Looking Statements

 

This 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; 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.

 

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Non-GAAP Financial Measures

 

NetEase considers and uses non-GAAP financial measures, such as non-GAAP net income attributable to the Company’s shareholders and non-GAAP basic and diluted net income 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 attributable to the Company’s shareholders as net income attributable to the Company’s shareholders excluding share-based compensation expenses. Non-GAAP net income attributable to the Company’s shareholders enables NetEase’s management to assess its operating results without considering the impact of share-based compensation expenses, which are non-cash charges. NetEase believes that these non-GAAP financial measures provide useful information to investors in understanding and evaluating the Company’s current operating performance and prospects in the same manner as management does, if they so choose. NetEase also believes that the use of this non-GAAP financial measure facilitates investors’ assessment of its operating performance.

 

Non-GAAP financial measures are not defined under U.S. GAAP and are not presented in accordance with U.S. GAAP. Non-GAAP financial measures have limitations as analytical tools. One of the key limitations of using non-GAAP net income 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 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 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.

 

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NETEASE, INC.

UNAUDITED CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS

(in thousands)

 

   December 31,   March 31,   March 31, 
   2020   2021   2021 
   RMB   RMB   USD (Note 1) 
Assets               
Current assets:               
Cash and cash equivalents   9,117,219    8,790,990    1,341,767 
Time deposits   71,079,327    75,612,492    11,540,720 
Restricted cash   3,051,386    3,236,255    493,949 
Accounts receivable, net   4,576,445    5,056,686    771,801 
Inventories, net   621,207    874,702    133,506 
Prepayments and other current assets, net   6,112,433    6,851,353    1,045,721 
Short-term investments   13,273,026    15,106,079    2,305,638 
Total current assets   107,831,043    115,528,557    17,633,102 
                
Non-current assets:               
Property, equipment and software, net   4,555,406    4,651,507    709,959 
Land use right, net   4,178,257    4,156,448    634,398 
Deferred tax assets   1,086,759    1,042,468    159,112 
Time deposits   6,630,000    6,740,000    1,028,725 
Other long-term assets, net   17,593,117    18,384,896    2,806,082 
Total non-current assets   34,043,539    34,975,319    5,338,276 
Total assets   141,874,582    150,503,876    22,971,378 
                
Liabilities,  Redeemable Noncontrolling Interests and Shareholders’ Equity               
Current liabilities:               
Accounts payable   1,134,413    1,070,965    163,461 
Salary and welfare payables   3,538,732    2,328,788    355,442 
Taxes payable   4,282,835    5,841,401    891,572 
Short-term loans   19,504,696    21,827,017    3,331,453 
Deferred revenue   10,945,143    11,686,081    1,783,644 
Accrued liabilities and other payables   7,337,672    7,893,542    1,204,790 
Total current liabilities   46,743,491    50,647,794    7,730,362 
                
Non-current liabilities:               
Deferred tax liabilities   713,439    997,222    152,206 
Other long-term payable   623,728    737,929    112,630 
Total non-current liabilities   1,337,167    1,735,151    264,836 
Total liabilities   48,080,658    52,382,945    7,995,198 
                
Redeemable noncontrolling interests   10,796,120    10,942,787    1,670,196 
                
NetEase, Inc.’s shareholders’ equity   82,126,798    85,706,495    13,081,366 
Noncontrolling interests   871,006    1,471,649    224,618 
Total shareholders’ equity   82,997,804    87,178,144    13,305,984 
                
Total liabilities, redeemable noncontrolling interests and shareholders’ equity   141,874,582    150,503,876    22,971,378 

 

The accompanying notes are an integral part of this announcement.

 

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NETEASE, INC.

UNAUDITED CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF INCOME

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

 

   Three Months Ended 
   March 31,   December 31,   March 31,   March 31, 
   2020   2020   2021   2021 
   RMB   RMB   RMB   USD (Note 1) 
Net revenues   17,062,367    19,761,738    20,517,211    3,131,538 
Cost of revenues   (7,684,745)   (9,833,976)   (9,464,572)   (1,444,576)
Gross profit   9,377,622    9,927,762    11,052,639    1,686,962 
Operating expenses:                    
Selling and marketing expenses   (1,863,071)   (3,076,499)   (2,766,682)   (422,278)
General and administrative expenses   (885,434)   (809,956)   (950,194)   (145,028)
Research and development expenses   (2,142,649)   (3,029,376)   (3,060,189)   (467,076)
Total operating expenses   (4,891,154)   (6,915,831)   (6,777,065)   (1,034,382)
Operating profit   4,486,468    3,011,931    4,275,574    652,580 
Other income/ (expenses):                    
Investment (losses)/ income, net   (109,731)   (271,866)   695,298    106,123 
Interest income, net   345,184    410,001    388,928    59,362 
Exchange gains/ (losses), net   244,057    (1,801,891)   279,319    42,632 
Other, net   66,708    139,321    147,967    22,584 
Income before tax   5,032,686    1,487,496    5,787,086    883,281 
Income tax   (1,082,033)   (552,661)   (1,273,408)   (194,360)
Net income   3,950,653    934,835    4,513,678    688,921 
                     
Accretion and deemed dividends in connection with repurchase of redeemable noncontrolling interests   (386,019)   (131,604)   (143,827)   (21,952)
Net (income)/ loss attributable to noncontrolling interests   (13,628)   172,471    69,301    10,577 
Net income attributable to the Company’s shareholders   3,551,006    975,702    4,439,152    677,546 
                     
Net income per share *                    
Basic   1.10    0.29    1.33    0.20 
Diluted   1.08    0.29    1.31    0.20 
                     
Net income per ADS *                    
Basic   5.49    1.45    6.63    1.01 
Diluted   5.42    1.43    6.53    1.00 
                     
Weighted average number of ordinary shares used in calculating net income per share *                    
Basic   3,231,395    3,362,793    3,349,638    3,349,638 
Diluted   3,273,999    3,411,169    3,399,981    3,399,981 

 

*  Each ADS represents five ordinary shares.

The accompanying notes are an integral part of this announcement.

 

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NETEASE, INC.                
UNAUDITED CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF CASH FLOWS                
(in thousands)                
   Three Months Ended 
   March 31,   December 31,   March 31,   March 31, 
   2020   2020   2021   2021 
   RMB   RMB   RMB   USD (Note 1) 
Cash flows from operating activities:                    
Net income   3,950,653    934,835    4,513,678    688,921 
Adjustments to reconcile net income to net cash provided by operating activities:                    
Depreciation and amortization   690,057    962,526    819,830    125,131 
Fair value changes of equity security investments   327,040    559,104    (477,597)   (72,896)
Impairment losses of investments and other intangible assets   6,600    51,795    -    - 
Fair value changes of short-term investments   (153,106)   (118,945)   (118,004)   (18,011)
Share-based compensation cost   665,814    628,979    650,253    99,247 
Allowance for/ (reversal of) expected credit losses   49,939    (5,888)   13,604    2,076 
Losses/(gains) on disposal of property, equipment and software   37    2,730    (159)   (24)
Unrealized exchange (gains) / losses   (242,508)   1,796,532    (274,047)   (41,828)
(Gains)/losses on disposal of long-term investments, business and subsidiaries   (15,433)   178    (7,323)   (1,118)
Deferred income taxes   212,848    (74,041)   328,075    50,074 
Share of results on equity method investees and revaluation gains from previously held equity interest   (46,211)   (216,528)   (51,892)   (7,920)
Changes in operating assets and liabilities:                    
Accounts receivable   (430,535)   355,495    (484,343)   (73,925)
Inventories   88,440    (96,499)   (253,495)   (38,691)
Prepayments and other assets   (1,103,798)   791,254    (785,224)   (119,848)
Accounts payable   (98,679)   136,213    (60,654)   (9,257)
Salary and welfare payables   (537,907)   1,382,442    (1,226,155)   (187,148)
Taxes payable   1,234,078    220,244    1,558,618    237,892 
Deferred revenue   1,379,126    568,704    740,938    113,089 
Accrued liabilities and other payables   524,194    335,117    656,564    100,211 
Net cash provided by operating activities   6,500,649    8,214,247    5,542,667    845,975 
                     
Cash flows from investing activities:                    
Purchase of property, equipment and software   (164,320)   (303,347)   (329,746)   (50,329)
Proceeds from sale of property, equipment and software   772    7,895    1,519    232 
Purchase of intangible assets, content and licensed copyrights   (306,835)   (333,507)   (426,133)   (65,041)
Net change in short-term investments with terms of three months or less   (780,535)   (2,257,404)   3,332,610    508,656 
Purchase of short-term investments   (10,070,000)   (2,200,000)   (7,905,000)   (1,206,539)
Proceeds from maturities of short-term investments   6,887,976    3,597,659    2,857,341    436,115 
Investment in long-term investments and acquisition of subsidiaries   (205,005)   (1,034,392)   (558,441)   (85,235)
Proceeds from disposal of long-term investments, businesses and subsidiaries   196,952    93,926    198,900    30,358 
Placement/rollover of matured time deposits   (11,667,487)   (14,720,632)   (15,722,749)   (2,399,760)
Proceeds from maturities of time deposits   13,640,617    18,246,875    11,481,135    1,752,364 
Change in other long-term assets   (10,522)   (52,092)   (54,653)   (8,342)
Net cash (used in)/ provided by investing activities   (2,478,387)   1,044,981    (7,125,217)   (1,087,521)
                     
The accompanying notes are an integral part of this announcement.                    

 

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NETEASE, INC.        
UNAUDITED CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF CASH FLOWS (CONTINUED)
(in thousands)        

   Three Months Ended 
   March 31,   December 31,   March 31,   March 31, 
   2020   2020   2021   2021 
   RMB   RMB   RMB   USD (Note 1) 
Cash flows from financing activities:                    
Proceeds of short-term loans   100,000    607,043    236,916    36,160 
Payment of short-term loans   (98,395)   (361,973)   (167,700)   (25,596)
Net changes in short-term loans with terms of three months
or less
   2,539,570    (2,152,677)   2,122,041    323,887 
Net amounts paid for issuance of shares in Hong Kong   -    (171,440)   (13,800)   (2,106)
(Repurchase of) / capital injection from noncontrolling interests  
and redeemable noncontrolling interests shareholders, net
   (447,632)   10,609    1,507,049    230,021 
Cash paid for repurchase of NetEase's/ purchase of Youdao's
ADSs
   (2,560,897)   (3,445,930)   (2,018,467)   (308,078)
Dividends paid to shareholders   (926,545)   (861,211)   (260,842)   (39,812)
Net cash (used in) / provided by financing activities   (1,393,899)   (6,375,579)   1,405,197    214,476 
                     

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

   74,100    (67,229)   35,993    5,494 
Net increase / (decrease)  in cash, cash equivalents and restricted
cash
   2,702,463    2,816,420    (141,360)   (21,576)
Cash, cash equivalents and restricted cash, at the beginning
of the period
   6,397,860    9,352,185    12,168,605    1,857,292 
Cash, cash equivalents and restricted cash, at end of the
period
   9,100,323    12,168,605    12,027,245    1,835,716 
Less: Cash, cash equivalents and restricted cash of held for sale
at end of the period
   371    -    -    - 
Cash, cash equivalents and restricted cash at end of the period   9,099,952    12,168,605    12,027,245    1,835,716 
                     
Supplemental disclosures of cash flow information:                    
Cash paid for income tax, net   202,044    347,389    550,191    83,976 
Cash paid for interest expense   96,711    46,177    43,902    6,701 

         
The accompanying notes are an integral part of this announcement.        

 

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NETEASE, INC.        
UNAUDITED SEGMENT INFORMATION    
(in thousands, except percentages)    

   Three Months Ended 
   March 31,   December 31,   March 31,   March 31, 
   2020   2020   2021   2021 
   RMB   RMB   RMB   USD (Note 1) 
Net revenues:                    
Online game services   13,518,244    13,400,182    14,981,784    2,286,667 
Youdao   541,388    1,106,796    1,339,867    204,503 
Innovative businesses and others   3,002,735    5,254,760    4,195,560    640,368 
Total net revenues   17,062,367    19,761,738    20,517,211    3,131,538 
                     
Cost of revenues:                    
Online game services   (4,851,831)   (4,942,484)   (5,302,713)   (809,352)
Youdao   (305,663)   (581,327)   (572,415)   (87,367)
Innovative businesses and others   (2,527,251)   (4,310,165)   (3,589,444)   (547,857)
Total cost of revenues   (7,684,745)   (9,833,976)   (9,464,572)   (1,444,576)
                     
Gross profit:                    
Online game services   8,666,413    8,457,698    9,679,071    1,477,315 
Youdao   235,725    525,469    767,452    117,136 
Innovative businesses and others   475,484    944,595    606,116    92,511 
Total gross profit   9,377,622    9,927,762    11,052,639    1,686,962 
                     
Gross profit margin:                    
Online game services   64.1%   63.1%   64.6%   64.6%
Youdao   43.5%   47.5%   57.3%   57.3%
Innovative businesses and others   15.8%   18.0%   14.4%   14.4%

 

The accompanying notes are an integral part of this announcement.

 

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NETEASE, INC.

NOTES TO UNAUDITED FINANCIAL INFORMATION

 

Note 1: The conversion of Renminbi (RMB) into United States dollars (USD) is based on the noon buying rate of USD1.00 = RMB6.5518 on the last trading day of March 2021 (March 31, 2021) as set forth in the H.10 statistical release of the U.S. Federal Reserve Board.
  
Note 2: Share-based compensation cost reported in the Company’s unaudited condensed consolidated statements of comprehensive income is set out as follows in RMB and USD (in thousands):

 

   Three Months Ended 
   March 31,   December 31,   March 31,   March 31, 
   2020   2020   2021   2021 
   RMB   RMB   RMB   USD (Note 1) 
Share-based compensation cost included in:                    
Cost of revenues   207,915    181,871    187,926    28,683 
Operating expenses                    
- Selling and marketing expenses   24,811    24,892    24,231    3,698 
- General and administrative expenses   230,371    214,730    229,603    35,044 
- Research and development expenses   202,717    207,486    208,493    31,822 

 

The accompanying notes are an integral part of this announcement. 

 

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NETEASE, INC.

UNAUDITED RECONCILIATION OF GAAP AND NON-GAAP RESULTS

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

 

   Three Months Ended 
   March 31,   December 31,   March 31,   March 31, 
   2020   2020   2021   2021 
   RMB   RMB   RMB   USD (Note 1) 
Net income attributable to the Company’s shareholders   3,551,006    975,702    4,439,152    677,546 
Add: Share-based compensation   661,871    622,185    641,534    97,917 
Non-GAAP net income attributable to the Company’s
    shareholders
   4,212,877    1,597,887    5,080,686    775,463 
                     
Non-GAAP net income per share *                    
Basic   1.30    0.48    1.52    0.23 
Diluted   1.29    0.47    1.49    0.23 
                     
Non-GAAP net income per ADS *                    
Basic   6.52    2.38    7.58    1.16 
Diluted   6.43    2.34    7.47    1.14 

 

*  Each ADS represents five ordinary shares.

The accompanying notes are an integral part of this announcement. 

 

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