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AsiaInfo-Linkage Reports Unaudited Third Quarter 2011 Results

2011-11-01 05:01 1174

BEIJING and SANTA CLARA, Calif., November 1, 2011 /PRNewswire-Asia-FirstCall/ -- AsiaInfo-Linkage, Inc. (NASDAQ: ASIA) ("AsiaInfo-Linkage," the "Company," "we," "us" or "our"), a leading provider of telecommunication software solutions and services in China, today announced financial results for the quarter ended September 30, 2011.

"Year to date, we are witnessing strong double digit growth in sales order bookings from our three main telecommunications customers," said AsiaInfo-Linkage President and Chief Executive Officer Steve Zhang. "Carriers will continue to spend on 3G and Internet-related solutions to expand bandwidth and enhance customer data analysis, which in turn will drive demand for our business. In the third quarter we completed a CRM system migration for China Mobile's Zhejiang subsidiary, successfully migrating approximately 52 million subscribers from their old CRM system to our state-of-the art system. Our latest CRM system gives customers the ability to roll out new features and applications much more quickly than before, which will shift spending away from hardware and increasingly into software."

Mr. Zhang added, "The fourth quarter has traditionally been our strongest quarter of the year and we expect this seasonality to continue. As we take a longer-term outlook, we have increased spending in new products like enhanced CRM systems, as well as in new markets and customers, for instance our projects in Southeast Asia, as we reinvest in strategic areas of our business to drive long-term, sustainable growth."

Recent Developments

On December 1, 2010, AsiaInfo-Linkage announced the divestiture of its IT security business. Results for the IT security business have been retrospectively reclassified to discontinued operations, and AsiaInfo-Linkage no longer separates results between the telecom solutions business and the IT security business.

In the third quarter of 2011, AsiaInfo-Linkage signed Business Support System ("BSS") Convergent software supervision contracts for five China Unicom subsidiaries in Beijing, Hebei, Heilongjiang, Liaoning and Shandong provinces.

In the third quarter of 2011, AsiaInfo-Linkage signed a Customer Relationship Management ("CRM") 2.0 contract with Qinghai Telecom, a provincial subsidiary of China Telecom.

Third Quarter 2011 Financial Results

Total revenues for the third quarter of 2011 were US$119.3 million, an increase of 8.0% year-over-year and 2.7% sequentially. Meeting guidance, net revenue (non-GAAP) for the third quarter of 2011 was US$117.2 million, an increase of 12.8% year-over-year and 6.3% sequentially. The year-over-year and sequential increases were mainly the result of the steady demand for the Company's services and solutions from China's telecom carriers.

Gross margin for the quarter was 43.9%, compared to 42.8% in the year-ago period and 42.2% in the previous quarter. Gross margin of net revenue (non-GAAP)(3) was 49.4% in the third quarter of 2011, compared to 50.8% in the year-ago period and 49.5% in the previous quarter. The year-over-year and sequential increases in GAAP gross margin were primarily attributable to a decrease in sales of third party hardware equipment. The slight year-over-year decrease in non-GAAP gross margin was primarily the result of an increase in cost of labor, which was partially offset by improved billing rates.

Total operating expenses for the third quarter of 2011 increased 24.4% year-over-year and 7.3% sequentially to US$37.1 million. The year-over-year and sequential increases were primarily attributable to the addition of research and development ("R&D") engineers, an increase in R&D investment in product development for current and anticipated overseas expansion, product standardization and delivery improvements, and increased cost of labor. Sales and marketing expenses for the third quarter of 2011 remained flat year-over-year and decreased 15.3% sequentially to US$16.3 million. The sequential decrease in sales and marketing expenses was mainly due to the completion of the backlog amortization schedule related to the merger with Linkage Technologies International Holdings Limited ("Linkage"). General and administrative ("G&A") expenses for the third quarter of 2011 decreased 43.3% year-over-year and 60.5% sequentially to US$2.2 million. The year-over-year and sequential decreases in G&A expenses were primarily due to a US$1.2 million reversal of allowance for doubtable accounts due to the Company's enhanced long-aging accounts receivable collection effort. R&D expenses increased 93.6% year-over-year and 56.7% sequentially to US$18.6 million. The year-over-year and sequential increases in R&D expenses were primarily driven by the addition of R&D engineers, investment in product development for current and anticipated overseas expansion, product standardization and delivery improvements, and increased cost of labor.

As a result of the aforementioned, income from operations for the third quarter of 2011 was US$15.3 million, a decrease of 12.5% year-over-year and an increase of 5.1% sequentially. Operating margin of total revenue was 12.8% for the third quarter of 2011, compared to 15.8% in the year-ago period and 12.5% in the previous quarter. The year-over-year decrease in operating margin was mainly attributable to the increases in R&D expenses and cost of labor and the slight sequential increase was mainly due to the decreases in G&A expenses and amortization expenses.

Operating margin of net revenue (non-GAAP)(4) for the third quarter of 2011 was 23.6%, compared to 29.4% in the year-ago period and 26.6% in the previous quarter. The year-over-year and sequential decreases in operating margin of net revenue (non-GAAP) were primarily due to the increases in R&D expenses and cost of labor.

Other income for the third quarter of 2011 was US$578 thousand compared to US$538 thousand in the year-ago period and US$1.2 million in the previous quarter. The decrease in other income was mainly due to an impairment charge of investment. The Company has conducted a full review of long-term and short-term investments and, based on current market valuations, booked a US$1.0 million impairment provision for one long-term investment.

On a GAAP basis in the third quarter of 2011, the Company recorded net income attributable to AsiaInfo-Linkage, Inc. of US$13.3 million, or US$0.18 per basic share, compared to US$16.5 million, or US$0.22 per basic share, in the year-ago period and US$32.9 million, or US$0.45 per basic share, in the previous quarter. The Company's earnings per basic share in the previous quarter increased by US$0.25 as a result of a tax rate adjustment for the Company's Nanjing subsidiary, Linkage-AsiaInfo Technologies (Nanjing), Inc ("LKNJ"), which resulted in a US$20.6 million reduction in the deferred tax liability related to LKNJ's intangible assets amortization and a US$2.3 million reduction in the deferred tax asset related to welfare accrual.

In the third quarter of 2011, net income attributable to AsiaInfo-Linkage, Inc. (non-GAAP) was US$26.7 million or US$0.37 per basic share. Net income attributable to AsiaInfo-Linkage, Inc. (non-GAAP) in the year-ago period was US$29.6 million or US$0.40 per basic share. Net income attributable to AsiaInfo-Linkage, Inc. (non-GAAP) in the previous quarter was US$29.3 million or US$0.40 per basic share. Net income attributable to AsiaInfo-Linkage, Inc. (non-GAAP) decreased 9.8% year-over-year and 8.6% sequentially. The year-over-year and sequential decreases in net income attributable to AsiaInfo-Linkage, Inc. (non-GAAP) were mainly attributable to an increase in R&D expenses and increased cost of labor.

For the third quarter of 2011, AsiaInfo-Linkage had a net operating cash inflow of US$21.9 million mainly due to strong cash collection.

As of September 30, 2011, AsiaInfo-Linkage had cash and cash equivalents and restricted cash totaling US$230.4 million and short-term investments totaling US$32.8 million.

As of September 30, 2011, AsiaInfo-Linkage had gross accounts receivable ("AR") of US$292.2 million compared to US$298.1 million as of June 30, 2011. Gross AR includes agent arrangements with International Business Machines Corporation or its distributors and for a few other hardware companies ("IBM-Type Arrangements"). Since these arrangements typically consist of back-to-back payment terms for certain products sold to AsiaInfo-Linkage customers, there is no impact on the Company's cash flow or days of sales outstanding ("DSO"). Net AR, which excludes IBM-Type Arrangements and IT Security business-related AR, was US$224.3 million as of September 30, 2011, compared to US$220.7 million as of June 30, 2011. This slight sequential increase in net AR was in line with the Company's sequential growth in revenue. This resulted in the Company's DSO being 159 days as of September 30, 2011, flat compared to DSO as of June 30, 2011. A table presenting further information regarding the Company's gross AR, AR relating to IBM-Type Arrangements ("IBM-Related AR"), revenues and DSO is provided at the end of this press release.

Business Outlook

AsiaInfo-Linkage expects fourth quarter 2011 net revenue (non-GAAP) to be in the range of US$127.0 million to US$131.0 million. The Company expects fourth quarter 2011 net income attributable to AsiaInfo-Linkage, Inc. per basic share (non-GAAP) to be in the range of US$0.30 to US$0.33.

ASIAINFO-LINKAGE, INC.


CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF OPERATIONS (UNAUDITED)

(Amounts in thousands of US$, except share and per share amounts)



Three Months

Ended Sep 30,

Nine Months

Ended Sep 30,


2011

2010

2011

2010

Revenues:





Software products and solutions

$108,428

$95,241

$312,661

$200,769

Service

8,689

8,337

22,706

18,459

Third party hardware

2,168

6,884

14,585

9,775

Total revenues

119,285

110,462

349,952

229,003

Cost of revenues:





Software products and solutions

59,912

53,023

169,709

93,683

Service

4,973

3,658

12,716

8,237

Third party hardware

2,060

6,539

13,856

9,285

Total cost of revenues

66,945

63,220

196,281

111,205

Gross profit

52,340

47,242

153,671

117,798

Operating expenses (income):





Sales and marketing

16,269

16,270

54,725

31,184

General and administrative

2,223

3,920

15,863

17,025

Research and development

18,574

9,594

40,398

25,566

Government subsidy

-

-

(2,125)

-

Total operating expenses (income)

37,066

29,784

108,861

73,775

Income from operations

15,274

17,458

44,810

44,023






Other income (expenses):





Interest income

1,376

707

3,989

2,109

Dividend income

-

253

180

507

Gain from sales of short-term investments

-

-

199

472

Impairment loss on short-term investments

(144)

(281)

(144)

(281)

Impairment loss on long-term investments

(950)

-

(950)

-

Other income (expenses), net

296

(141)

21

(191)

Total other income, net

578

538

3,295

2,616






Income before provisions for income taxes and discontinued operations

15,852

17,996

48,105

46,639

Income tax expense (benefit)

3,163

3,134

(14,344)

7,618

Income from continuing operations

12,689

14,862

62,449

39,021

Discontinued operations





Gain from operations of discontinued operations

-

1,619

-

640

Income tax expense for discontinued operation

-

(352)

-

(139)

Income from discontinued operations, net of taxes

-

1,267

-

501

Net income

12,689

16,129

62,449

39,522

Less: Net loss attributable to noncontrolling interest

(600)

(326)

(1,629)

(1,184)

Net income attributable to AsiaInfo-Linkage, Inc.

$13,289

$16,455

$64,078

$40,706






Earnings per share:





Net income from continuing operations attributable to AsiaInfo-Linkage, Inc. common stockholders

Basic

0.18

0.20

0.87

0.71

Diluted

0.18

0.20

0.87

0.70

Net income from discontinued operations attributable to AsiaInfo-Linkage, Inc. common stockholders

Basic

0.00

0.02

0.00

0.01

Diluted

0.00

0.02

0.00

0.01

Net income attributable to AsiaInfo-Linkage, Inc. common stockholders

Basic

$0.18

$0.22

$0.87

$0.72

Diluted

$0.18

$0.22

$0.87

$0.71






Weighted average shares used in computation:





Basic

71,934,704

74,235,760

73,404,067

56,362,666

Diluted

72,593,341

74,680,125

74,034,312

57,168,217



CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS (UNAUDITED)

(Amounts in thousands of US$, except share and per share amounts)


As of


Sep 30, 2011

Dec 31, 2010

ASSETS:



Current Assets:



Cash and cash equivalents

$209,598

$237,844

Restricted cash

20,768

13,943

Short term investments - held to maturity securities

-

10,570

Short term investments - available for sale securities

32,831

31,682

Accounts receivable, trade (net of allowances of $2,932 and $2,514 as of September 30, 2011 and December 31, 2010, respectively)

292,220

258,338

Inventories, net

6,394

9,902

Other receivables

4,931

5,934

Deferred income tax assets - current

11,666

13,781

Prepaid expenses and other current assets

15,512

4,774

Total current assets

593,920

586,768

Long term investments

4,863

5,646

Property and equipment, net

7,450

5,961

Other acquired intangible assets, net

173,441

209,626

Deferred income tax assets - non-current

2,072

2,066

Goodwill

433,458

433,139

Prepayment for land use right

14,614

10,000

Total Assets

$1,229,818

$1,253,206







LIABILITIES, REDEEMABLE NONCONTROLLING INTEREST AND EQUITY


Current Liabilities:



Accounts payable

$86,324

$89,867

Accrued expenses

25,857

25,391

Deferred revenue

23,157

27,963

Accrued employee benefits

65,226

72,309

Other payables

6,690

6,608

Income taxes payable

11,488

18,457

Other taxes payable

9,942

11,678

Deferred income tax liabilities - current

3,797

3,657

Total current liabilities

232,481

255,930




Unrecognized tax benefits - non-current

3,175

4,870

Deferred income tax liabilities - non-current

31,233

51,836

Other long term liabilities

274

274

Total Liabilities

$267,163

$312,910




Redeemable noncontrolling interest

884

1,918




Equity:



Common stock

781

779

Additional paid-in capital

846,795

840,328

Treasury stock, at cost

(87,746)

(27,749)

Statutory reserve

21,640

21,640

Retained earnings

136,154

72,076

Accumulated other comprehensive income

44,232

30,794

Total AsiaInfo-Linkage, Inc. stockholders' equity

$961,856

$937,868

Noncontrolling interest

(85)

510

Total equity

961,771

938,378

Total Liabilities, Redeemable Noncontrolling Interest and Equity

$1,229,818

$1,253,206



Third Quarter 2011 Conference Call Details

AsiaInfo-Linkage management will hold an earnings conference call at 5:00 p.m. Pacific Time / 8:00 p.m. Eastern Time on Monday, October 31, 2011 (8:00 a.m. Beijing/Hong Kong Time on Tuesday, November 1, 2011). Management will discuss results and highlights of the quarter and answer questions from investors.

The dial-in numbers for the conference call are as follows:

Local:

New York: +1-718-354-1231
Hong Kong: +852-2475-0994

International Toll Free:

United States: +1-866-519-4004
China, Domestic Mobile: 400-620-8038
China, Domestic: 800-819-0121
Hong Kong: 800-930-346

International Toll: +65-6723-9381

The conference ID # is 18312072

A replay of the call will be available until 11:59 p.m. Eastern Time on November 8, 2011 by dialing one of the following numbers:

U.S Toll Free: +1-866-214-5335
International: +61-2-8235-5000

Additionally, a live and archived webcast of this call will be available on the Investor Relations section of the AsiaInfo-Linkage website at www.asiainfo-linkage.com.

About AsiaInfo-Linkage, Inc.

AsiaInfo-Linkage, Inc. (NASDAQ: ASIA) is a leading provider of high-quality software solutions and IT services in China's telecommunications industry. The company was formed through a merger between AsiaInfo Holdings, Inc. ("AsiaInfo") and Linkage on July 1, 2010. The combined Company leverages both AsiaInfo's and Linkage's leading market positions and complementary customer bases to provide a robust, comprehensive service offering primarily to China's telecom operators. AsiaInfo-Linkage's world-class R&D capabilities and extensive base of highly skilled engineers provide best-of-class solutions to help customers differentiate themselves from the competition.

For more information about AsiaInfo-Linkage, please visit www.asiainfo-linkage.com.

Reconciliation of non-GAAP Measures

This earnings release presents the following "non-GAAP financial measures" as defined by applicable U.S. securities regulations. The presentation of these non-GAAP financial measures is not meant to be considered in isolation or as a substitute for our financial results prepared in accordance with GAAP. The non-GAAP financial measures are provided as additional information to help both management and investors compare business trends among different reporting periods on a consistent and more meaningful basis and enhance investors' overall understanding of the Company's current financial performance and prospects for the future. These non-GAAP measures have limitations, however, because they do not include all items of income and expenses that impact the Company's operations. Management compensates for these limitations by also considering the Company's GAAP results. The non-GAAP financial measures the Company uses are not prepared in accordance with, and should not be considered an alternative to measurements required by GAAP and should not be considered measures of the Company's liquidity. Pursuant to relevant regulatory requirements, we are providing the following reconciliations of the non-GAAP financial measures to the most directly comparable GAAP measures.

(1) Net revenue (non-GAAP)

AsiaInfo-Linkage's net revenue (non-GAAP) represents total revenue net of third party hardware costs that are passed through to our customers. We believe total revenues net of third party hardware costs more accurately reflects our core business, which is the provision of software solutions and services, and provides transparency to our investors. It is also the same measure used by our management to evaluate the competitiveness and development of our business.

Reconciliation of net revenue (non-GAAP) to GAAP total revenues



Three Months Ended
Sep 30

Nine Months Ended
Sep 30

2011 Q2


2011

2010

2011

2010


(in US dollar thousands)

Total revenues

119,285

110,462

349,952

229,003

116,186

Third party hardware costs

2,060

6,539

13,856

9,285

5,887

Net revenue (non-GAAP)

117,225

103,923

336,096

219,718

110,299



(2) Gross margin of net revenue (non-GAAP)

Gross margin of net revenue (non-GAAP) is calculated by dividing gross profit, excluding third party hardware costs, amortization of acquired intangible assets and share-based compensation expenses, by net revenue (non-GAAP). We believe that this non-GAAP financial measure provides meaningful supplemental information regarding our performance by excluding certain expenses and income that may not be indicative of our operating performance. Management uses the gross margin of net revenue (non-GAAP) measure to gain a better understanding of the Company's comparative operating performance from period-to-period and as a basis of planning and forecasting future periods. Management believes this non-GAAP measure, when read in conjunction with the Company's GAAP gross margin and other GAAP financial metrics, provides useful information to investors by offering: a) the ability to make more meaningful period-to-period comparisons of the Company's on-going operating results; b) the ability to better identify trends in the Company's underlying business and perform related trend analysis; c) a better understanding of how management plans and measures the Company's underlying business; and d) an easier way to compare the Company's most recent results of operations against investor and analyst financial models.

Reconciliation of gross margin (non-GAAP) to GAAP gross margin



Three Months Ended
Sep 30

Nine Months Ended
Sep 30

2011 Q2


2011

2010

2011

2010

Gross margin (GAAP)

43.9%

42.8%

43.9%

51.4%

42.2%

Third party hardware costs1

0.8%

2.7%

1.8%

2.2%

2.3%

Amortization of acquired intangible assets2

4.3%

4.8%

4.6%

2.3%

4.6%

Share-based compensation expenses2

0.4%

0.5%

0.4%

0.7%

0.4%

Gross margin (non-GAAP)

49.4%

50.8%

50.7%

56.6%

49.5%


(1) Percentages represent the difference between GAAP gross profit divided by GAAP revenue and GAAP gross profit divided by net revenue (non-GAAP).

(2) Percentages represent the result of dividing the amounts of amortization of acquired intangible assets or share-based compensation expenses by net revenue (non-GAAP).




(3) Operating margin of net revenue (non-GAAP)

Operating margin of net revenue (non-GAAP) is calculated by dividing income from operations, excluding amortization of acquired intangible assets, share-based compensation expenses and non-recurring merger related expenses, by net revenue (non-GAAP). We believe that this non-GAAP financial measure provides meaningful supplemental information regarding our performance by excluding certain expenses and income that may not be indicative of our operating performance. Management uses the operating margin of net revenue (non-GAAP) measure to gain a better understanding of the Company's comparative operating performance from period-to-period and as a basis of planning and forecasting future periods. Management believes this non-GAAP measure, when read in conjunction with the Company's GAAP operating margin and other GAAP financial metrics, provides useful information to investors by offering: a) the ability to make more meaningful period-to-period comparisons of the Company's on-going operating results; b) the ability to better identify trends in the Company's underlying business and perform related trend analysis; c) a better understanding of how management plans and measures the Company's underlying business; and d) an easier way to compare the Company's most recent results of operations against investor and analyst financial models.

Reconciliation of operating margin (non-GAAP) to GAAP operating margin



Three Months Ended
Sep 30

Nine Months Ended
Sep 30

2011 Q2


2011

2010

2011

2010

Operating margin (GAAP)

12.8%

15.8%

12.8%

19.2%

12.5%

Third party hardware costs1

0.2%

1.0%

0.5%

0.8%

0.7%

Amortization of acquired intangible assets2

8.9%

10.5%

10.8%

5.4%

11.7%

Share-based compensation expenses2

1.7%

2.1%

1.7%

2.8%

1.7%

Non-recurring merger related expenses2

0.0%

0.0%

0.0%

1.9%

0.0%

Operating margin (non-GAAP)

23.6%

29.4%

25.8%

30.1%

26.6%


(1) Percentages represent the difference between GAAP operating income divided by total revenues and GAAP operating income divided by net revenue (non-GAAP).

(2) Percentages represent the result of dividing the amounts of amortization of acquired intangible assets, share-based compensation or non-recurring merger related expenses by net revenue (non-GAAP).




(4) Net income attributable to AsiaInfo-Linkage, Inc. (non-GAAP)

Net income attributable to AsiaInfo-Linkage, Inc. (non-GAAP) excludes share-based compensation expenses, amortization of acquired intangible assets, impairment loss on investment, non-recurring merger related expenses, after-tax dividend income and LKNJ 15% tax rate adjustment. We believe that this non-GAAP financial measure provides meaningful supplemental information regarding our performance by excluding certain expenses and income that may not be indicative of our operating performance. Management uses the net income attributable to AsiaInfo-Linkage, Inc. (non-GAAP) measure to gain a better understanding of the Company's comparative operating performance from period-to-period and as a basis of planning and forecasting future periods. Management believes the Company's net income attributable to AsiaInfo-Linkage, Inc. (non-GAAP) measure, when read in conjunction with the Company's GAAP net income measure and other GAAP financial metrics, provides useful information to investors by offering: a) the ability to make more meaningful period-to-period comparisons of the Company's on-going operating results; b) the ability to better identify trends in the Company's underlying business and perform related trend analysis; c) a better understanding of how management plans and measures the Company's underlying business; and d) an easier way to compare the Company's most recent results of operations against investor and analyst financial models.

Reconciliation of net income attributable to AsiaInfo-Linkage, Inc. (non-GAAP) to GAAP net income



Three Months Ended
Sep 30

Nine Months Ended
Sep 30

2011 Q2


2011

2010

2011

2010


(in US dollar thousands)

Net income (GAAP)

13,289

16,455

64,078

40,706

32,949

Adjustments:






- Share-based compensation expenses

1,937

2,197

5,728

6,103

1,894

- Amortization of acquired intangible assets

10,409

10,941

36,202

11,812

12,876

- Impairment loss on investment

1,094

281

1,094

281

-

- Non-recurring merger related expenses

-

-

-

4,158

-

- Dividend income, net of tax

-

(253)

(180)

(507)

(176)

- LKNJ 15% tax rate adjustment

-

-

(18,289)

-

(18,289)

Net income (non-GAAP)

26,729

29,621

88,633

62,553

29,254



(5) Net income attributable to AsiaInfo-Linkage, Inc. (non-GAAP) per basic share

Net income attributable to AsiaInfo-Linkage, Inc. (non-GAAP) per basic share is calculated by dividing net income attributable to AsiaInfo-Linkage, Inc. (non-GAAP) (which as discussed above excludes share-based compensation expenses, amortization of acquired intangible assets, impairment loss on investment, non-recurring merger related expenses, after-tax dividend income and LKNJ 15% tax rate adjustment) by the same number of weighted average shares outstanding used in the computation of net income per basic share. Management believes that net income attributable to AsiaInfo-Linkage, Inc. (non-GAAP) per basic share, when used in conjunction with the Company's GAAP net income attributable to AsiaInfo-Linkage, Inc. per basic share, provides useful information to investors for the same reasons discussed above regarding net income attributable to AsiaInfo-Linkage, Inc (non-GAAP). In addition, net income attributable to AsiaInfo-Linkage, Inc. (non-GAAP) per basic share allows investors to evaluate the Company's operating performance from period to period on a per share basis, thus providing a useful basis for assessing the Company's value on a per share basis.

Reconciliation of net income (non-GAAP) per basic share to GAAP net income per basic share



Three Months Ended
Sep 30

Nine Months Ended
Sep 30

2011 Q2


2011

2010

2011

2010


(in US dollar)

Net income per basic share (GAAP)

0.18

0.22

0.87

0.72

0.45

Adjustments:






- Share-based compensation expenses

0.03

0.03

0.08

0.11

0.03

- Amortization of acquired intangible assets

0.14

0.15

0.50

0.21

0.17

- Impairment loss on investment

0.02

0.01

0.01

0.01

-

- Non-recurring merger related expenses

-

-

-

0.07

-

- Dividend income, net of tax

-

(0.01)

-

(0.01)

-

- LKNJ 15% tax rate adjustment

-

-

(0.25)

-

(0.25)

Net income per basic share (non-GAAP)

0.37

0.40

1.21

1.11

0.40







Basic shares:

71,934,704

74,235,760

73,404,067

56,362,666

73,318,324



AR, IBM-Related AR, Revenue and DSO

AR balances included both billed and unbilled amounts. Revenue recognized in excess of billings is recorded as unbilled receivable. In addition to revenues from the sales of its goods and services and from hardware procured on behalf of customers, the Company generated service revenues by acting as a sales agent pursuant to the IBM-Type Arrangements. In December 2010, the Company disposed of its former IT Security business and, accordingly, no longer generates revenues from the sale of its information security products. The Company's DSO calculations are as follows as of the last day of the respective periods indicated, with net AR excluding the receivables attributable to the IT Security Business and the IBM-Type Arrangements, and with revenues excluding those attributable to the IT Security Business, respectively:

1) Q1 2010 DSO = (Q4 2009 net AR + Q1 2010 net AR)/2/Q1 revenue x 90
2) Q2 2010 DSO = (Q4 2009 net AR + Q2 2010 net AR)/2/Q2 cumulative revenue x 180
3) Q3 2010 DSO = (Q4 2009 net AR + Q3 2010 net AR)/2/Q3 cumulative revenue x 270
4) Q4 2010 DSO = (Q4 2009 net AR + Q4 2010 net AR)/2/Q4 cumulative revenue x 360
5) Q1 2011 DSO = (Q4 2010 net AR + Q1 2011 net AR)/2/Q1 revenue x 90
6) Q2 2011 DSO = (Q4 2010 net AR + Q2 2011 net AR)/2/Q2 cumulative revenue x 180
7) Q3 2011 DSO = (Q4 2010 net AR + Q3 2011 net AR)/2/Q3 cumulative revenue x 270

The following table presents further information regarding the Company's gross AR, net AR, revenues, and DSO.



2010-Q1

2010-Q2

2010-Q3

2010-Q4

2011-Q1

2011-Q2

2011-Q3


(in US dollar thousands, except DSO)

Gross AR

117,868

120,860

237,730

258,338

302,806

298,146

292,220

- IT Security AR

3,061

1,658

3,845

-

-

-

-

- IBM Related AR

45,280

27,135

37,894

70,673

85,923

77,476

67,950

Net AR

69,527

92,067

195,991

187,665

216,883

220,670

224,270









Revenue

63,465

66,864

121,688

114,380

114,481

116,186

119,285

IT Security - Revenue

4,222

7,566

11,226

-

-

-

-

Revenue (excluding IT Security)

59,243

59,298

110,462

114,380

114,481

116,186

119,285









DSO

106

123

157

135

159

159

159



Cautionary Note Regarding Forward-Looking Statements

The information contained in this document is as of October 31, 2011. AsiaInfo-Linkage assumes no obligation to update any forward-looking statements contained in this document as a result of new information or future events or developments.

This document contains forward-looking information about AsiaInfo-Linkage's operating results and business prospects that involve substantial risks and uncertainties. You can identify these statements by the fact that they use words such as "anticipate," "estimate," "expect," "project," "intend," "plan," "believe," and other words and terms of similar meaning in connection with any discussion of future operating or financial performance. Among the factors that could cause actual results to differ materially are the following: government telecommunications infrastructure and budgetary policy in China; our ability to maintain our concentrated customer base; the long and variable billing cycles for our products and services that can cause our revenues and operating results to vary significantly from period to period; our ability to meet our working capital requirements; our ability to retain our executive officers; our ability to attract and retain skilled personnel; potential liabilities we are exposed to because we extend warranties to our customers; risks associated with cost overruns and delays; our ability to develop or acquire new products or enhancements to our software products that are marketable on a timely and cost-effective basis; our ability to adequately protect our proprietary rights; the competitive nature of the markets we operate in; and political and economic policies of the Chinese government. A further list and description of these risks, uncertainties, and other matters can be found in our Annual Report on Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended December 31, 2010, and in our reports on Forms 10-Q and 8-K filed with the United States Securities and Exchange Commission and available at www.sec.gov.

For more information about AsiaInfo-Linkage, please visit www.asiainfo-linkage.com.

(1) Net revenue (non-GAAP) measures used in this press release represent total revenue net of third-party hardware costs. A reconciliation of all non-GAAP measures used in this press release to the most directly comparable GAAP measures is provided at the end of this press release.

(2) Net income attributable to AsiaInfo-Linkage, Inc. (non-GAAP) and net income attributable to AsiaInfo-Linkage, Inc. (non-GAAP) per basic share measures exclude share-based compensation expenses, amortization of acquired intangible assets, impairment loss on investment, non-recurring merger related expenses, after-tax dividend income and a 15% tax rate adjustment for the Company's Nanjing subsidiary.

(3) Gross margin of net revenue (non-GAAP) is calculated by dividing gross profit excluding third-party hardware costs, amortization of acquired intangible assets, and share-based compensation expenses, by net revenue (non-GAAP).

(4) Operating margin of net revenue (non-GAAP) is calculated by dividing income from operations, excluding amortization of acquired intangible assets, share-based compensation expenses and non-recurring merger related expenses, by net revenue (non-GAAP).



For investor and media inquiries, please contact:

In China:

Mr. Jimmy Xia
AsiaInfo-Linkage, Inc.
Tel: +86-10-8216-6039
Email: ir@asiainfo-linkage.com

Mr. Justin Knapp
Ogilvy Financial, Beijing
Tel: +86-10-8520-6556|
Email: asia@ogilvy.com

In the United States:

Ms. Jessica Barist Cohen
Ogilvy Financial, New York
Tel: +1-646-460-9989
Email: asia@ogilvy.com

Source: AsiaInfo-Linkage, Inc.
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