NTES
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Netease Inc Ads
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Earnings Details
Quarter December 2020
Thursday, February 25, 2021 3:30:00 AM
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Netease Inc Ads (NTES) Recent Earnings

Netease Inc Ads (NTES) reported Quarter December 2020 earnings of $0.22 per share on revenue of $3.0 billion. The consensus earnings estimate was $0.27 per share on revenue of $3.0 billion. Revenue grew 34.0% on a year-over-year basis.

NetEase Inc operates an interactive online community in China and is a major provider of Chinese language content and services through its online games, Internet portal, e-mail and wireless value-added services businesses.

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Reported Earnings
$0.22
Earnings Whisper
-
Consensus Estimate
$0.27
Reported Revenue
$3.03 Bil
Revenue Estimate
$2.96 Bil
Growth
Earnings Growth
Revenue Growth
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Earnings Release

NetEase Reports Fourth Quarter and Fiscal Year 2020 Unaudited Financial Results

BEIJING, Feb. 25, 2021 /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 fourth quarter and fiscal year ended December 31, 2020.

Fourth Quarter 2020 Financial Highlights

  • Net revenues were RMB19.8 billion (US$3.0 billion), an increase of 25.6% compared with the fourth quarter of 2019.

- Online game services net revenues were RMB13.4 billion (US$2.1 billion), an increase of 15.5% compared with the fourth quarter of 2019.
- Youdao net revenues were RMB1.1 billion (US$169.6 million), an increase of 169.7% compared with the fourth quarter of 2019.
- Innovative businesses and others net revenues were RMB5.3 billion (US$805.3 million), an increase of 41.3% compared with the fourth quarter of 2019.

  • Gross profit was RMB9.9 billion (US$1.5 billion), an increase of 20.9% compared with the fourth quarter of 2019.
  • Total operating expenses were RMB6.9 billion (US$1.1 billion), an increase of 32.1% compared with the fourth quarter of 2019.
  • Net income from continuing operations attributable to the Company's shareholders was RMB975.7 million (US$149.5 million), which includes net exchange losses of RMB1.8 billion (US$276.2 million) and net investment loss of RMB271.9 million (US$41.7 million). Non-GAAP net income from continuing operations attributable to the Company's shareholders was RMB1.6 billion (US$244.9 million). [1] 
  • Basic net income from continuing operations was US$0.04 per share (US$0.22 per ADS). Non-GAAP basic net income from continuing operations was US$0.07 per share (US$0.36 per ADS). [1] 

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

 

Fourth Quarter 2020 and Early 2021 Operational Highlights

  • Expanded user base and diversified portfolio with new games launched in the Chinese market including:

- Revelation mobile game, which was released in January 2021 and topped China's iOS download chart soon after its launch, capturing wide interest from players.
- Introduced new titles including For All Time, Unknown Future, Akasha Book and Yu-Gi-Oh! Duel Links.

  • Continued the popularity of a number of mobile titles that climbed China's iOS top grossing chart in the past few months including Fantasy Westward Journey and Westward Journey Online mobile games, Invincible and Life-After.
  • Deepened NetEase Games' international reach with Knives Out leading Japan's iOS top grossing chart several times in the fourth quarter.
  • Advanced exciting game pipeline, including Elysium of Legends, Infinite Lagrange, Harry Potter: Magic Awakened, The Lord of the Rings: Rise to War, Nightmare Breaker, Ghost World Chronicle, Diablo® Immortal™ and Pokémon Quest.
  • Continued strong growth from Youdao's learning services and learning products for the fourth quarter of 2020, with net revenues up 198.8% and 253.8% year-over-year, respectively and positive net operating cash flow of approximately RMB129.0 million (US$19.8 million).

"We maintained steady development across our primary businesses, with total net revenues of RMB19.8 billion in the fourth quarter, up 25.6% year-over-year," said Mr. William Ding, Chief Executive Officer and Director of NetEase. "Our online games business continued its strong performance during 2020, propelled by the sustained and growing popularity of our diversified titles. At the beginning of 2021, we launched Revelation mobile game, which gave us a wonderful start to the first quarter. We are also very excited to introduce a number of other new titles later this year, paving the way for our solid growth in 2021.

"2020 was a challenging year for many businesses around the world. Our ability to weather these obstacles and grow each of our online games, online education, music and e-commerce businesses speaks to the strength of our model, which is centered around content creation and user experience. We are committed to generating even more value for our shareholders and communities through our dedication to innovation that thrills our users, diversification and international expansion that drive our revenue streams, and high-quality products and services that are synonymous with the NetEase brand," Mr. Ding concluded.

Fourth Quarter 2020 Financial Results

Net Revenues

Net revenues for the fourth quarter of 2020 were RMB19,761.7 million (US$3,028.6 million), compared to RMB18,658.2 million and RMB15,734.8 million for the preceding quarter and the fourth quarter of 2019, respectively.

Net revenues from online game services were RMB13,400.2 million (US$2,053.7 million) for the fourth quarter of 2020, compared to RMB13,862.0 million and RMB11,604.3 million for the preceding quarter and the fourth quarter of 2019, respectively. Net revenues from mobile games accounted for approximately 72.4% of net revenues from online game services for the fourth quarter of 2020, compared to 72.7% and 70.4% for the preceding quarter and the fourth quarter of 2019, respectively.

Net revenues from Youdao were RMB1,106.8 million (US$169.6 million) for the fourth quarter of 2020, compared to RMB896.0 million and RMB410.4 million for the preceding quarter and the fourth quarter of 2019, respectively.

Net revenues from innovative businesses and others were RMB5,254.8 million (US$805.3 million) for the fourth quarter of 2020, compared to RMB3,900.1 million and RMB3,720.0 million for the preceding quarter and the fourth quarter of 2019, respectively.  

Gross Profit

Gross profit for the fourth quarter of 2020 was RMB9,927.8 million (US$1,521.5 million), compared to RMB9,885.8 million and RMB8,210.4 million for the preceding quarter and the fourth quarter of 2019, respectively.

The quarter-over-quarter decrease in online game services gross profit was mainly due to slightly decreased net revenues from certain mobile games. The year-over-year increase was primarily due to increased net revenues from mobile games such as Fantasy Westward Journey H5, Sky, Life-After and Invincible, as well as PC games such as Fantasy Westward Journey Online.

The quarter-over-quarter and year-over-year increases in Youdao gross profit were primarily due to increased net revenues from its learning services and learning products.

The quarter-over-quarter increase in innovative businesses and others gross profit was primarily due to increased gross profit from advertising services and Yanxuan. The year-over-year increase was primarily due to improved performances from Yanxuan and NetEase Cloud Music.

Gross Profit Margin

Gross profit margin for online game services for the fourth quarter of 2020 was 63.1%, compared to 63.6% and 63.1% for the preceding quarter and the fourth quarter of 2019, 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 for the fourth quarter of 2020 was 47.5%, compared to 45.9% and 29.8% for the preceding quarter and the fourth quarter of 2019, respectively. The quarter-over-quarter and year-over-year increases were mainly due to improved economies of scale and the continuous optimization of Youdao's faculty compensation structure, as well as substantially increased sales volume of Youdao Dictionary Pen, which has a comparatively higher gross profit margin.

Gross profit margin for innovative businesses and others for the fourth quarter of 2020 was 18.0%, compared to 16.8% and 20.6% for the preceding quarter and the fourth quarter of 2019, respectively. The quarter-over-quarter increase was primarily due to increased gross profit margin from advertising services. The year-over-year decrease was primarily due to decreased gross profit margin from NetEase CC live streaming platform.

Operating Expenses

Total operating expenses for the fourth quarter of 2020 were RMB6,915.8 million (US$1,059.9 million), compared to RMB7,015.7 million and RMB5,234.0 million for the preceding quarter and the fourth quarter of 2019, respectively. The quarter-over-quarter decrease was mainly due to decreased marketing expenditures related to Youdao. The year-over-year increase was mainly due to increased marketing expenditures related to online game services and Youdao, as well as higher staff-related costs and research and development investments.

Other Income

Other income consisted of investment income/ (loss), interest income, exchange losses and others. The quarter-over-quarter and year-over-year decreases were mainly due to higher unrealized exchange losses 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 loss arising from fair value changes of equity investments with readily determinable fair value.

Income Taxes 

The Company recorded a net income tax charge of RMB552.7 million (US$84.7 million) for the fourth quarter of 2020, compared to RMB342.7 million and RMB876.3 million for the preceding quarter and the fourth quarter of 2019, respectively. The effective tax rate for the fourth quarter of 2020 was 37.2%, compared to 10.9% and 22.1% for the preceding quarter and the fourth quarter of 2019, 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 from continuing operations attributable to the Company's shareholders for the fourth quarter of 2020 totaled RMB975.7 million (US$149.5 million) which includes net exchange losses of RMB1,801.9 million (US$276.2 million) and net investment loss of RMB271.9 million (US$41.7 million), compared to RMB2,998.2 million and RMB3,053.7 million for the preceding quarter and the fourth quarter of 2019, respectively.

Non-GAAP net income from continuing operations attributable to the Company's shareholders for the fourth quarter of 2020 totaled RMB1,597.9 million (US$244.9 million), compared to RMB3,669.2 million and RMB3,662.3 million for the preceding quarter and the fourth quarter of 2019, respectively.

NetEase reported basic and diluted net income from continuing operations per share of US$0.04 each for the fourth quarter of 2020, compared to US$0.14 and US$0.13, respectively, for the preceding quarter, and US$0.15 and US$0.14, respectively, for the fourth quarter of 2019.

NetEase reported basic and diluted net income from continuing operations per ADS of US$0.22 each for the fourth quarter of 2020, compared to US$0.68 and US$0.67, respectively, for the preceding quarter, and US$0.72 each for the fourth quarter of 2019.

Non-GAAP basic and diluted net income from continuing operations per share were US$0.07 each for the fourth quarter of 2020, compared to US$0.17 and US$0.16, respectively, for the preceding quarter and US$0.17 each for the fourth quarter of 2019.

Non-GAAP basic and diluted net income from continuing operations per ADS were US$0.36 each for the fourth quarter of 2020, compared to US$0.83 and US$0.82, respectively, for the preceding quarter, and US$0.87 and US$0.86, respectively, for the fourth quarter of 2019.  

Fiscal Year 2020 Financial Results

Net Revenues

Net revenues for fiscal year 2020 were RMB73,667.1 million (US$11,290.0 million), compared to RMB59,241.1 million for fiscal year 2019.

Net revenues from online game services were RMB54,608.7 million (US$8,369.2 million) for fiscal year 2020, compared to RMB46,422.6 million for fiscal year 2019. Net revenues from mobile games accounted for approximately 71.9% of net revenues from online game services for fiscal year 2020, compared to 71.4% for fiscal year 2019.

Net revenues from Youdao were RMB3,167.5 million (US$485.4 million) for fiscal year 2020, compared to RMB1,304.9 million for fiscal year 2019.

Net revenues from innovative businesses and others were RMB15,890.9 million (US$2,435.4 million) for fiscal year 2020, compared to RMB11,513.6 million for fiscal year 2019. 

Gross Profit

Gross profit for fiscal year 2020 was RMB38,983.4 million (US$5,974.5 million), compared to RMB31,555.3 million for fiscal year 2019.

The year-over-year increase in online game services gross profit was primarily attributable to increased revenue contribution from self-developed games such as Fantasy Westward Journey H5 and Fantasy Westward Journey 3D.   

The year-over-year increase in Youdao gross profit was primarily attributable to increased gross profit from its learning services and learning products. 

The year-over-year increase in innovative businesses and others gross profit was primarily due to improved performances from NetEase Cloud Music.

Operating Expenses

Total operating expenses for fiscal year 2020 were RMB24,445.0 million (US$3,746.4 million), compared to RMB17,764.6 million for fiscal year 2019. The year-over-year increase was primarily due to increased marketing expenditures related to online game services and Youdao, as well as higher research and development investments and staff-related costs.

Other Income

Other income consisted of investment income, interest income, exchange gains/ (losses) and others. The year-over-year decrease in other income was mainly due to higher net exchange losses recorded.

Income Taxes

The Company recorded a net income tax charge of RMB3,041.8 million (US$466.2 million) for fiscal year 2020, compared to RMB2,914.7 million for fiscal year 2019. The effective tax rate was 19.8% for fiscal year 2020, compared to 17.8% for fiscal year 2019. The higher effective tax rate for fiscal year 2020 was mainly due to increased losses from certain subsidiaries of the Company.

Net Income and Non-GAAP Net Income

Net income from continuing operations attributable to the Company's shareholders for fiscal year 2020 totaled RMB12,062.8 million (US$1,848.7 million), which includes net exchange losses of RMB3,112.2 million (US$477.0 million), compared to RMB13,275.0 million for fiscal year 2019.

Non-GAAP net income from continuing operations attributable to the Company's shareholders for fiscal year 2020 totaled RMB14,706.0 million (US$2,253.8 million), compared to RMB15,662.7 million for fiscal year 2019.

NetEase reported basic and diluted net income from continuing operations per share of US$0.56 and US$0.55, respectively, for fiscal year 2020, compared to US$0.63 each for fiscal year 2019.

NetEase reported basic and diluted net income from continuing operations per ADS of US$2.80 and US$2.76, respectively, for fiscal year 2020, compared to US$3.16 and US$3.13, respectively, for fiscal year 2019. 

Non-GAAP basic and diluted net income from continuing operations per share were US$0.68 and US$0.67, respectively, for fiscal year 2020, compared to US$0.74 each for fiscal year 2019.

Non-GAAP basic and diluted net income from continuing operations per ADS were US$3.41 and US$3.36, respectively, for fiscal year 2020, compared to US$3.73 and US$3.69, respectively, for fiscal year 2019.

Quarterly Dividend

The board of directors has approved a dividend of US$0.0120 per share (US$0.0600 per ADS) for the fourth quarter of 2020, to holders of ordinary shares and holders of ADSs as of the close of business on March 12, 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 March 12, 2021 (Hong Kong Time). The payment date is expected to be on March 23, 2021 for holders of ordinary shares and on or around March 26, 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 and a dividend of US$0.0390 per share (US$0.1950 per ADS) for the third quarter of 2020 in December 2020.

Starting in the second quarter of 2019, the Company's policy has been to set quarterly dividends at an amount equivalent to approximately 20%-30% of the Company's anticipated net income after tax in each fiscal quarter. The determination to make dividend distributions and the amount of such distributions in any particular quarter will be made at the discretion of the board of directors and will be based upon the Company's operations and earnings, cash flow, financial condition and other relevant factors.

Other Information

As of December 31, 2020, the Company's total cash and cash equivalents, current and non-current time deposits and short-term investments balance totaled RMB100,099.6 million (US$15,340.9 million), compared to RMB74,406.0 million as of December 31, 2019. Cash flow generated from continuing operating activities was RMB24,888.2 million (US$3,814.3 million) for fiscal year 2020, compared to RMB16,911.0 million for fiscal year 2019. 

Share Purchase / Repurchase Program

On November 20, 2019, the Company announced that its board of directors had approved a share purchase program of up to US$20.0 million of Youdao's outstanding ADSs for a period not to exceed 12 months beginning on November 25, 2019. Under the terms of this program, NetEase may purchase Youdao's ADSs in open-market transactions on the New York Stock Exchange. At the end of this program on November 24, 2020, approximately 198,000 ADSs had been purchased for a total cost of US$3.4 million.

On February 26, 2020, the Company announced that its board of directors had approved a share repurchase program of up to US$1.0 billion of the Company's outstanding ADSs for a period not to exceed 12 months beginning on March 2, 2020. 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. As of December 31, 2020, approximately 21.1 million ADSs had been repurchased under this program for a total cost of US$1.6 billion.

The Company also announced today that its board of directors has 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.

** 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$1.00 = RMB6.5250 on December 31, 2020 as set forth in the H.10 statistical release of the U.S. Federal Reserve Board. No representation is made that the RMB amounts could have been, or could be, converted into US$ at that rate on December 31, 2020, or at any other certain date. The percentages stated are calculated based on RMB. 

Other Announcement

The Company also announced today that Mr. Michael Tong has resigned from its board of directors for personal reasons, effective immediately. Mr. Tong's resignation did not result from any disagreement with the Company on any matter relating to the Company's operations, policies or practices. The Company's board now consists of six directors, five of whom are independent directors. Mr. William Ding stated, "Michael has been an important contributor to our board. Having joined our board in December 1999, he is our second longest serving director after myself, and we will miss him."

Notes to Unaudited Financial Information

The unaudited financial information disclosed in this announcement is preliminary. The audit of the financial statements and related notes to be included in the Company's annual report to shareholders for the year ended December 31, 2020 is still in progress. In addition, because an audit of the Company's internal controls over financial reporting in connection with section 404 of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002 has not yet been completed, the Company makes no representation as to the effectiveness of those internal controls as of the end of fiscal year 2020. 

Adjustments to the financial statements may be identified when the audit work is completed, which could result in significant differences between the Company's audited financial statements and this preliminary unaudited financial information.

Conference Call

NetEase's management team will host a teleconference call with simultaneous webcast at 7:00 a.m. New York Time on Thursday, February 25, 2021 (Beijing/Hong Kong Time: 8:00 p.m., Thursday, February 25, 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: 1965811, 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 1965811#. The replay will be available through March 10, 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/.

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. 

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, which are non-cash charges. NetEase believes that these non-GAAP financial measures provide useful information to investors in understanding and evaluating the Company's current operating performance and prospects in the same manner as management does, if they so choose. NetEase also believes that the use of this non-GAAP financial measure facilitates investors' assessment of its operating performance.

Non-GAAP financial measures are not defined under U.S. GAAP and are not presented in accordance with U.S. GAAP. Non-GAAP financial measures have limitations as analytical tools. One of the key limitations of using non-GAAP net income from continuing operations attributable to the Company's shareholders is that it does not reflect all items of expense/ income that affect our operations. Share-based compensation expenses have been and may continue to be incurred in 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

Brandi Piacente
Email: netease@thepiacentegroup.com
Tel: (+1) 212-481-2050

 

 

NETEASE, INC.

UNAUDITED CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS

(in thousands)




 December 31, 


 December 31,  


 December 31,  



2019


2020


2020



 RMB  


 RMB  


 USD (Note 1) 

Assets














Current assets:







   Cash and cash equivalents


3,246,373


9,117,219


1,397,275

   Time deposits


53,487,075


71,079,327


10,893,383

   Restricted cash


3,150,354


3,051,386


467,645

   Accounts receivable, net


4,169,358


4,576,445


701,371

   Inventories, net


650,557


621,207


95,204

   Prepayments and other current assets


4,817,422


6,112,433


936,771

   Short-term investments


15,312,595


13,273,026


2,034,180

   Assets held for sale


271,278


-


-

Total current assets


85,105,012


107,831,043


16,525,829








Non-current assets:







   Property, equipment and software, net 


4,621,712


4,555,406


698,147

   Land use right, net


3,707,179


4,178,257


640,346

   Deferred tax assets 


903,904


1,086,759


166,553

   Time deposits


2,360,000


6,630,000


1,016,092

   Other long-term assets


15,424,166


17,593,117


2,696,263

   Assets held for sale


2,398


-


-

Total non-current assets


27,019,359


34,043,539


5,217,401

Total assets 


112,124,371


141,874,582


21,743,230








Liabilities, Redeemable Noncontrolling Interests
    and Shareholders' Equity














Current liabilities:







   Accounts payable 


1,212,303


1,134,413


173,856

   Salary and welfare payables


2,957,360


3,538,732


542,334

   Taxes payable


3,156,513


4,282,835


656,373

   Short-term loans


16,828,226


19,504,696


2,989,225

   Deferred revenue


8,602,227


10,945,143


1,677,417

   Accrued liabilities and other payables


5,484,228


7,337,672


1,124,548

   Liabilities held for sale


2,156


-


-

Total current liabilities


38,243,013


46,743,491


7,163,753








Non-current liabilities:







   Deferred tax liabilities


382,030


713,439


109,339

   Other long-term payable


456,912


623,728


95,590

   Liabilities held for sale


961


-


-

Total non-current liabilities


839,903


1,337,167


204,929

Total liabilities


39,082,916


48,080,658


7,368,682








Redeemable noncontrolling interests 


10,448,600


10,796,120


1,654,578








Total NetEase, Inc.'s equity


61,453,699


82,126,798


12,586,482

Noncontrolling interests


1,139,156


871,006


133,488

Total shareholders' equity


62,592,855


82,997,804


12,719,970








Total liabilities, redeemable noncontrolling 
    interests and shareholders' equity    


112,124,371


141,874,582


21,743,230








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 



Year Ended



 December 31, 



September 30


 December 31, 


December 31,



December 31,


 December 31, 


 December 31, 



2019



2020


2020


2020



2019


2020


2020



 RMB 



 RMB 


 RMB 


 USD (Note 1) 



 RMB 


 RMB 


 USD (Note 1) 


















Net revenues


15,734,804



18,658,222


19,761,738


3,028,619



59,241,145


73,667,133


11,289,982


















Cost of revenues


(7,524,376)



(8,772,379)


(9,833,976)


(1,507,123)



(27,685,845)


(34,683,731)


(5,315,514)


















Gross profit


8,210,428



9,885,843


9,927,762


1,521,496



31,555,300


38,983,402


5,974,468


















Operating expenses

















Selling and marketing expenses 


(2,153,743)



(3,442,821)


(3,076,499)


(471,494)



(6,221,127)


(10,703,788)


(1,640,427)

General and administrative expenses


(812,754)



(783,815)


(809,956)


(124,131)



(3,130,298)


(3,371,827)


(516,755)

Research and development expenses 


(2,267,488)



(2,789,051)


(3,029,376)


(464,272)



(8,413,224)


(10,369,382)


(1,589,177)

Total operating expenses


(5,233,985)



(7,015,687)


(6,915,831)


(1,059,897)



(17,764,649)


(24,444,997)


(3,746,359)


















Operating profit


2,976,443



2,870,156


3,011,931


461,599



13,790,651


14,538,405


2,228,109


















Other income:

















Investment income/ (loss), net


731,447



1,280,483


(271,866)


(41,665)



1,306,320


1,610,045


246,750

Interest income, net


279,546



446,914


410,001


62,835



821,774


1,598,618


244,999

Exchange (losses)/gains, net


(128,522)



(1,571,326)


(1,801,891)


(276,152)



25,166


(3,112,152)


(476,958)

Other, net


109,385



109,940


139,321


21,352



439,422


737,168


112,976


















Income before tax


3,968,299



3,136,167


1,487,496


227,969



16,383,333


15,372,084


2,355,876

Income tax


(876,329)



(342,700)


(552,661)


(84,699)



(2,914,726)


(3,041,849)


(466,184)


















Net income from continuing operations


3,091,970



2,793,467


934,835


143,270



13,468,607


12,330,235


1,889,692

Net income from discontinued operations


-



-


-


-



7,962,519


-


-

Net income


3,091,970



2,793,467


934,835


143,270



21,431,126


12,330,235


1,889,692


















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


(59,588)



(118,448)


(131,604)


(20,169)



(271,543)


(787,029)


(120,617)

Net loss attributable to noncontrolling interests


21,350



323,221


172,471


26,432



77,933


519,548


79,624

Net income attributable to the Company's
shareholders


3,053,732



2,998,240


975,702


149,533



21,237,516


12,062,754


1,848,699

Including: 

















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


3,053,732



2,998,240


975,702


149,533



13,274,997


12,062,754


1,848,699

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


-



-


-


-



7,962,519


-


-


















Basic net income per share:


0.95



0.89


0.29


0.04



6.59


3.65


0.56

-Continuing operations


0.95



0.89


0.29


0.04



4.12


3.65


0.56

-Discontinued operations


-



-


-


-



2.47


-


-










-








Basic net income per ADS:


4.73



4.43


1.45


0.22



32.97


18.25


2.80

-Continuing operations


4.73



4.43


1.45


0.22



20.61


18.25


2.80

-Discontinued operations


-



-


-


-



12.36


-


-










-








Diluted net income per share:


0.93



0.87


0.29


0.04



6.53


3.60


0.55

-Continuing operations


0.93



0.87


0.29


0.04



4.08


3.60


0.55

-Discontinued operations


-



-


-


-



2.45


-


-










-








Diluted net income per ADS:


4.67



4.37


1.43


0.22



32.67


18.01


2.76

-Continuing operations


4.67



4.37


1.43


0.22



20.42


18.01


2.76

-Discontinued operations


-



-


-


-



12.25


-


-


















Weighted average number of ordinary shares outstanding,
    basic


3,228,387



3,384,051


3,362,793


3,362,793



3,220,473


3,305,448


3,305,448

Weighted average number of ADS outstanding, basic 


645,677



676,810


672,559


672,559



644,095


661,090


661,090

Weighted average number of ordinary shares outstanding,
    diluted  


3,266,587



3,431,274


3,411,169


3,411,169



3,249,972


3,349,759


3,349,759

Weighted average number of ADS outstanding, diluted


653,317



686,255


682,234


682,234



649,994


669,952


669,952


















Effective October 1, 2020, the Company changed the ratio of its American depositary shares ("ADSs"), representing ordinary shares, from the previous one ADS for
every twenty-five ordinary shares to one ADS for every five ordinary shares. The data throughout this announcement have been revised to reflect the ratio change as if it had
occurred throughout the periods presented herein.


The accompanying notes are an integral part of this announcement.

 

 

NETEASE, INC.

UNAUDITED CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF CASH FLOWS

(in thousands)




Three Months Ended




Year Ended



 December 31, 



 September 30,  


 December 31, 


 December 31, 




 December 31, 


 December 31, 


 December 31, 



2019



2020


2020


2020




2019


2020


2020



 RMB  



 RMB  


 RMB  


 USD (Note 1) 




 RMB  


 RMB  


 USD (Note 1) 

Cash flows from operating activities:


















     Net income  


3,091,970



2,793,467


934,835


143,270




21,431,126


12,330,235


1,889,692

     Net income from discontinued operations 


-



-


-


-




(7,962,519)


-


-

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


















     Depreciation and amortization 


695,644



913,049


962,526


147,514




2,613,782


3,457,782


529,928

     Fair value changes of equity security investments  


(564,268)



(1,103,428)


559,104


85,686




(751,693)


(720,565)


(110,431)

     Impairment losses of investments and other intangible
        assets 


-



-


51,795


7,938




177,567


58,395


8,949

     Fair value changes of short-term investments 


(160,252)



(133,943)


(118,945)


(18,229)




(657,606)


(580,732)


(89,001)

     Share-based compensation cost 


622,363



676,751


628,979


96,395




2,404,089


2,663,489


408,198

     (Reversal of) / allowance for provision for doubtful debts/
       expected credit losses 


(17,843)



(2,146)


(5,888)


(902)




(28,583)


40,600


6,222

     Losses on disposal of property, equipment and software 


3,571



2,645


2,730


418




5,122


6,482


993

     Unrealized exchange losses / (gains) 


131,869



1,568,627


1,796,532


275,331




(9,981)


3,102,492


475,478

     (Gains)/losses on disposal of long-term investments, 
        business and subsidiaries 


(2,677)



2,995


178


27




(98,489)


(27,063)


(4,148)

     Deferred income taxes 


(504,313)



(550,137)


(74,041)


(11,347)




150,629


88,179


13,514

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


(12,269)



(28,915)


(216,528)


(33,184)




(4,322)


(302,602)


(46,376)

     Changes in operating assets and liabilities:  


















         Accounts receivable 


545,607



43,177


355,495


54,482




(11,314)


(530,413)


(81,289)

         Inventories 


36,191



34,429


(96,499)


(14,789)




415,057


29,699


4,552

         Prepayments and other assets


(309,308)



65,383


791,254


121,265




(1,488,564)


(13,554)


(2,077)

         Accounts payable 


136,690



147,811


136,213


20,876




13,229


(86,352)


(13,234)

         Salary and welfare payables 


1,034,413



(447,645)


1,382,442


211,868




146,146


528,927


81,062

         Taxes payable 


168,247



240,464


220,244


33,754




(133,801)


1,126,648


172,666

         Deferred revenue 


406,160



1,000,530


568,704


87,158




883,742


2,342,916


359,068

         Accrued liabilities and other payables 


208,902



177,853


335,117


51,358




(182,646)


1,373,608


210,515

     Net cash provided by continuing operating activities 


5,510,697



5,400,967


8,214,247


1,258,889




16,910,971


24,888,171


3,814,281

     Net cash provided by discontinued operating activities 


-



-


-


-




305,487


-


-

     Net cash provided by operating activities 


5,510,697



5,400,967


8,214,247


1,258,889




17,216,458


24,888,171


3,814,281



















Cash flows from investing activities:


















     Purchase of property, equipment and software 


(235,717)



(350,866)


(303,347)


(46,490)




(1,209,477)


(1,055,572)


(161,773)

     Proceeds from sale of property, equipment and software 


49,693



4,903


7,895


1,210




60,601


17,540


2,688

     Purchase of intangible assets, content and licensed
        copyrights 


(760,698)



(755,132)


(333,507)


(51,112)




(2,119,307)


(2,234,915)


(342,516)

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


(1,802,689)



298,667


(2,257,404)


(345,962)




(1,023,165)


(1,655,930)


(253,782)

     Purchase of short-term investments 


(3,373,000)



(4,555,000)


(2,200,000)


(337,165)




(22,370,000)


(19,905,000)


(3,050,575)

     Proceeds from maturities of short-term investments 


9,252,687



11,295,357


3,597,659


551,365




20,225,342


24,126,210


3,697,503

     Investment in equity method investees and other long-term 
        investments and acquisition of subsidiaries 


(231,714)



(647,533)


(1,034,392)


(158,528)




(1,562,188)


(2,407,692)


(368,995)

     Proceeds from disposal of investment in equity
        investments, businesses and subsidiaries 


28,289



397,342


93,926


14,395




406,702


722,076


110,662

     Placement/rollover of matured time deposits 


(24,912,424)



(26,718,380)


(14,720,632)


(2,256,036)




(77,083,350)


(91,518,767)


(14,025,865)

     Proceeds from maturities of time deposits 


7,964,392



13,550,559


18,246,875


2,796,456




54,381,647


64,880,317


9,943,344

     Change in other long-term assets 


(17,229)



(21,957)


(52,092)


(7,983)




(42,345)


(160,674)


(24,624)

     Amounts received from disposed businesses 


7,092,216



-


-


-




9,031,051


-


-

     Net cash (used in)/ provided by continuing investing activities 


(6,946,194)



(7,502,040)


1,044,981


160,150




(21,304,489)


(29,192,407)


(4,473,933)

     Net cash used in discontinued investing activities 


-



-


-


-




(832,252)


-


-

     Net cash (used in)/ provided by investing activities 


(6,946,194)



(7,502,040)


1,044,981


160,150




(22,136,741)


(29,192,407)


(4,473,933)



















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




Year Ended



 December 31, 


 September 30,  


 December 31, 


 December 31, 




 December 31, 


 December 31, 


 December 31, 



2019


2020


2020


2020




2019


2020


2020



 RMB  


 RMB  


 RMB  


 USD (Note 1) 




 RMB  


 RMB  


 USD (Note 1) 

Cash flows from financing activities:

















     Proceeds of short-term bank loans 


358,372


68,978


607,043


93,033




730,087


1,136,495


174,175

     Payment of short-term bank loans 


(296,823)


-


(361,973)


(55,475)




(296,823)


(818,539)


(125,447)

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


1,472,244


1,031,040


(2,152,677)


(329,912)




2,538,267


3,723,109


570,591

     Net proceeds (paid for)/ received from issuance of shares in
        Hong Kong 


-


(212)


(171,440)


(26,274)




-


21,911,815


3,358,133

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


6,528,274


4,815


10,609


1,626




6,940,990


(268,343)


(41,125)

     Cash (paid for)/ received from repurchase of NetEase's/ purchase  
        of Youdao's ADSs 


-


(2,223,165)


(3,445,930)


(528,112)




10,638


(11,490,988)


(1,761,071)

     Dividends paid to shareholders 


(6,890,484)


(1,377,570)


(861,211)


(131,987)




(8,840,634)


(4,280,462)


(656,010)

     Net cash provided by/ (used in) financing activities      


1,171,583


(2,496,114)


(6,375,579)


(977,101)




1,082,525


9,913,087


1,519,246


















 Effect of exchange rate changes on cash, cash equivalents 

















     and restricted cash held in foreign currencies 


(26,846)


(25,033)


(67,229)


(10,303)




29,080


161,894


24,811

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


(290,760)


(4,622,220)


2,816,420


431,635




(3,808,678)


5,770,745


884,405

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


6,688,620


13,974,405


9,352,185


1,433,285




10,206,538


6,397,860


980,515

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


6,397,860


9,352,185


12,168,605


1,864,920




6,397,860


12,168,605


1,864,920

Less:  Cash, cash equivalents and restricted cash of held for sale
    at end of the period


1,133


-


-


-




1,133


-


-

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


6,396,727


9,352,185


12,168,605


1,864,920




6,396,727


12,168,605


1,864,920


















Supplemental disclosures of cash flow information of
   continuing operations:

















     Cash paid for income tax, net 


1,189,622


948,130


347,389


53,240




3,193,802


2,046,119


313,581

     Cash paid for interest expense 


133,748


47,862


46,177


7,077




431,395


246,051


37,709


















The accompanying notes are an integral part of this announcement.

 

 

NETEASE, INC.

UNAUDITED SEGMENT INFORMATION

(in thousands, except percentages)


















Three Months Ended



Year Ended



 December 31, 


 September 30,  


 December 31, 


 December 31, 



December 31,


 December 31, 


 December 31, 



2019


2020


2020


2020



2019


2020


2020



RMB


RMB


RMB


USD (Note 1)



RMB


RMB


USD (Note 1)

Net revenues:
















Online game services


11,604,332


13,862,035


13,400,182


2,053,668



46,422,640


54,608,717


8,369,152

Youdao


410,432


896,041


1,106,796


169,624



1,304,883


3,167,515


485,443

Innovative businesses and others


3,720,040


3,900,146


5,254,760


805,327



11,513,622


15,890,901


2,435,387

Total net revenues


15,734,804


18,658,222


19,761,738


3,028,619



59,241,145


73,667,133


11,289,982

















Cost of revenues:
















Online game services


(4,281,559)


(5,044,177)


(4,942,484)


(757,469)



(16,974,234)


(19,847,846)


(3,041,815)

Youdao


(288,002)


(484,488)


(581,327)


(89,092)



(934,261)


(1,713,229)


(262,564)

Innovative businesses and others


(2,954,815)


(3,243,714)


(4,310,165)


(660,562)



(9,777,350)


(13,122,656)


(2,011,135)

Total cost of revenues


(7,524,376)


(8,772,379)


(9,833,976)


(1,507,123)



(27,685,845)


(34,683,731)


(5,315,514)

















Gross profit:
















Online game services


7,322,773


8,817,858


8,457,698


1,296,199



29,448,406


34,760,871


5,327,337

Youdao


122,430


411,553


525,469


80,532



370,622


1,454,286


222,879

Innovative businesses and others


765,225


656,432


944,595


144,765



1,736,272


2,768,245


424,252

Total gross profit


8,210,428


9,885,843


9,927,762


1,521,496



31,555,300


38,983,402


5,974,468

















Gross profit margin:
















Online game services


63.1%


63.6%


63.1%


63.1%



63.4%


63.7%


63.7%

Youdao


29.8%


45.9%


47.5%


47.5%



28.4%


45.9%


45.9%

Innovative businesses and others


20.6%


16.8%


18.0%


18.0%



15.1%


17.4%


17.4%

















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 = RMB6.5250 on the last trading day of December 2020 (December 31, 2020) as set forth in the H.10 statistical release of the U.S. Federal Reserve Board.
Note 2: Share-based compensation cost reported in the Company's unaudited condensed consolidated statements of comprehensive income is set out as follows in RMB and USD (in thousands):

 



Three Months Ended



Year Ended



December 31,


September 30


December 31,


December 31,



December 31,


December 31,


December 31,



2019


2020


2020


2020



2019


2020


2020



RMB


RMB


RMB


USD (Note 1)



RMB


RMB


USD (Note 1)

Share-based compensation cost included in:
















Cost of revenues


191,470


200,116


181,871


27,873



758,810


794,855


121,817

Operating expenses
















- Selling and marketing expenses


17,353


25,563


24,892


3,815



84,920


102,300


15,678

- General and administrative expenses


211,506


236,323


214,730


32,909



797,120


929,013


142,377

- Research and development expenses


202,034


214,749


207,486


31,798



763,239


837,321


128,326

















The accompanying notes are an integral part of this announcement.

 

 

NETEASE, INC.

UNAUDITED RECONCILIATION OF GAAP AND NON-GAAP RESULTS

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




















Three Months Ended



Year Ended



December 31,



 September 30,  


 December 31, 


 December 31, 



 December 31, 


 December 31, 


 December 31, 



2019



2020


2020


2020



2019


2020


2020



RMB



RMB


RMB


USD (Note 1)



RMB


RMB


USD (Note 1)

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


3,053,732



2,998,240


975,702


149,533



13,274,997


12,062,754


1,848,699

Add: Share-based compensation


608,598



671,004


622,185


95,354



2,387,675


2,643,287


405,101

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


3,662,330



3,669,244


1,597,887


244,887



15,662,672


14,706,041


2,253,800


















Non-GAAP basic net income from continuing
    operations per share


1.13



1.08


0.48


0.07



4.86


4.45


0.68

Non-GAAP basic net income from continuing
    operations per ADS


5.67



5.42


2.38


0.36



24.32


22.25


3.41

Non-GAAP diluted net income from continuing
    operations per share


1.12



1.07


0.47


0.07



4.82


4.39


0.67

Non-GAAP diluted net income from continuing
    operations per ADS


5.61



5.35


2.34


0.36



24.10


21.95


3.36


















The accompanying notes are an integral part of this announcement.

 

 

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