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NetEase Announces First Quarter 2024 Unaudited Financial Results

2024-05-23 16:30 2932

HANGZHOU, China, May 23, 2024 /PRNewswire/ -- NetEase, Inc. (NASDAQ: NTES and HKEX: 9999, "NetEase" or the "Company"), a leading internet and game services provider, today announced its unaudited financial results for the first quarter ended March 31, 2024.

First Quarter 2024 Financial Highlights

  • Net revenues were RMB26.9 billion (US$3.7 billion), an increase of 7.2% compared with the first quarter of 2023.
    • Games and related value-added services net revenues were RMB21.5 billion (US$3.0 billion), an increase of 7.0% compared with the first quarter of 2023.
    • Youdao net revenues were RMB1.4 billion (US$192.8 million), an increase of 19.7% compared with the first quarter of 2023.
    • Cloud Music net revenues were RMB2.0 billion (US$281.1 million), an increase of 3.6% compared with the first quarter of 2023.
    • Innovative businesses and others net revenues were RMB2.0 billion (US$272.8 million), an increase of 6.1% compared with the first quarter of 2023.
  • Gross profit was RMB17.0 billion (US$2.4 billion), an increase of 14.2% compared with the first quarter of 2023.
  • Total operating expenses were RMB9.4 billion (US$1.3 billion), an increase of 22.4% compared with the first quarter of 2023.
  • Net income attributable to the Company's shareholders was RMB7.6 billion (US$1.1 billion). Non-GAAP net income attributable to the Company's shareholders was RMB8.5 billion (US$1.2 billion).[1]
  • Basic net income per share was US$0.33 (US$1.65 per ADS). Non-GAAP basic net income per share was US$0.37 (US$1.84 per ADS).[1]

[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 the unaudited reconciliation of GAAP and non-GAAP results at the end of this announcement.

First Quarter 2024 and Recent Operational Highlights

  • Our numerous established game franchises continued their overall high level of popularity with their loyal user bases, demonstrating ongoing sustainability.
  • Hit games, including Eggy Party, Identity V and Infinite Borders, continued to generate player community enthusiasm. Among them, Identity V achieved a strong performance in the first quarter with continued momentum during its sixth anniversary celebration event with record-high DAUs in May.
  • Expanded recent hit title launches in more regions, bolstering our appeal in broader areas.
    • Dunk City Dynasty topped the iOS download charts in Hong Kong, Macau and Taiwan and ranked No. 1 in Taiwan and No. 2 in Hong Kong on the iOS grossing charts, respectively, following its local market introductions in April.
    • Powered by seasonal updates in April, Racing Master once again ranked No. 1 on the iOS grossing chart in Taiwan and rose to the No.1 and No. 2 positions in Macau and Hong Kong, respectively.
  • Introduced more exciting new titles to domestic players in the first quarter. Shi Jie Zhi Wai ranked No. 1 on China's iOS download chart soon after its launch and ranked No. 3 on China's iOS grossing chart after releasing new content updates.
  • Strengthened robust game pipeline with multiple highly anticipated games, including Where Winds Meet, an open-world action-adventure RPG slated for launch in the third quarter, and Justice mobile with planned introductions in more regions, as well as other exciting titles across different genres, such as Naraka: Bladepoint mobile, Once Human and Marvel Rivals.
  • Renewed a publishing agreement with Blizzard Entertainment to bring beloved titles back to China and entered into a broader collaboration with Microsoft Gaming.
  • Youdao strategically focused on digital content services, online marketing services and AI-driven subscription-based membership services, achieving its first sequential quarter of positive net income.
  • Cloud Music continued actively prioritizing its core music business, including a recent comprehensive product upgrade to its NetEase Cloud Music App, aimed at cultivating a music-centric ecosystem and driving sustainable long-term growth.

"Alongside the enduring success of our time-honored flagship games, we continue to expand into diverse genres and achieve new milestones in game operations, user expansion and partnership establishment. With a portfolio featuring premium-quality games and more diversification across genres, we are well-positioned to extend our exciting gaming experiences to audiences around the globe," said Mr. William Ding, Chief Executive Officer and Director of NetEase. "We remain committed to innovation and genre expansion by leveraging our strong R&D capabilities while exploring more opportunities through collaboration with talent and partners globally.

"In our broader NetEase family, Cloud Music and Youdao are performing well, providing innovative content offerings in their respective domains. Our focus in 2024 remains on crafting products and content that ignite the market with passion and deliver vibrant experiences, ultimately creating value for both our users and our Company," Mr. Ding concluded.

First Quarter 2024 Financial Results

Net Revenues

Net revenues for the first quarter of 2024 were RMB26.9 billion (US$3.7 billion), compared with RMB27.1 billion and RMB25.0 billion for the preceding quarter and the first quarter of 2023, respectively.

Net revenues from games and related value-added services were RMB21.5 billion (US$3.0 billion) for the first quarter of 2024, compared with RMB20.9 billion and RMB20.1 billion for the preceding quarter and the first quarter of 2023, respectively. Net revenues from the operation of online games accounted for approximately 95.2% of the segment's net revenues for the first quarter of 2024, compared with 93.4% and 92.7% for the preceding quarter and the first quarter of 2023, respectively. Net revenues from mobile games accounted for approximately 78.6% of net revenues from the operation of online games for the first quarter of 2024, compared with 76.7% and 72.3% for the preceding quarter and the first quarter of 2023, respectively. 

Net revenues from Youdao were RMB1.4 billion (US$192.8 million) for the first quarter of 2024, compared with RMB1.5 billion and RMB1.2 billion for the preceding quarter and the first quarter of 2023, respectively.

Net revenues from Cloud Music were RMB2.0 billion (US$281.1 million) for the first quarter of 2024, compared with RMB2.0 billion for the preceding quarter and the first quarter of 2023.

Net revenues from innovative businesses and others were RMB2.0 billion (US$272.8 million) for the first quarter of 2024, compared with RMB2.8 billion and RMB1.9 billion for the preceding quarter and the first quarter of 2023, respectively.

Gross Profit

Gross profit for the first quarter of 2024 was RMB17.0 billion (US$2.4 billion), compared with RMB16.8 billion and RMB14.9 billion for the preceding quarter and the first quarter of 2023, respectively. 

The quarter-over-quarter and year-over-year increases in games and related value-added services' gross profit were primarily due to increased net revenues from mobile games such as Eggy Party and certain newly launched titles.

The quarter-over-quarter decrease in Youdao's gross profit was primarily due to decreased revenue contribution from its learning services and sales of smart devices. The year-over-year increase was primarily due to increased revenue contribution from its online marketing services.

The quarter-over-quarter and year-over-year increases in Cloud Music's gross profit primarily resulted from the one-off adjustment of certain copyright costs, increased net revenues from sales of membership subscriptions and continued improvement in cost control measures.

The quarter-over-quarter decrease in innovative businesses and others' gross profit was primarily due to decreased e-commerce net revenues from Yanxuan and advertising services resulting from seasonality. The year-over-year increase was primarily due to increased gross profit from Yanxuan and several other businesses included within the segment.

Gross Profit Margin

Gross profit margin for games and related value-added services for the first quarter of 2024 was 69.5%, compared with 69.5% and 66.7% for the preceding quarter and the first quarter of 2023, respectively. The year-over-year increase was mainly attributable to changes in revenue contribution from different platforms and self-developed games.

Gross profit margin for Youdao for the first quarter of 2024 was 49.0%, compared with 49.9% and 51.7% for the preceding quarter and the first quarter of 2023, respectively. The quarter-over-quarter and year-over-year decreases were mainly due to increased revenue contribution from its online marketing services, which have a lower gross profit margin compared to its other products and services.

Gross profit margin for Cloud Music for the first quarter of 2024 was 38.0%, compared with 30.3% and 22.4% for the preceding quarter and the first quarter of 2023, respectively. The quarter-over-quarter and year-over-year improvements were mainly due to the factors enumerated above. The one-off adjustment of certain copyright costs mentioned above increased the gross profit margin in the first quarter of 2024 by approximately five percentage points.

Gross profit margin for innovative businesses and others for the first quarter of 2024 was 33.4%, compared with 34.4% and 25.4% for the preceding quarter and the first quarter of 2023, respectively. The quarter-over-quarter decrease was mainly due to decreased revenue contribution from advertising services. The year-over-year increase was mainly due to improved gross profit margins from Yanxuan and several other businesses included within the segment.

Operating Expenses

Total operating expenses for the first quarter of 2024 were RMB9.4 billion (US$1.3 billion), compared with RMB10.0 billion and RMB7.7 billion for the preceding quarter and the first quarter of 2023, respectively. The quarter-over-quarter decrease was mainly due to decreased research and development investments related to games and related value-added services and marketing expenditures, as well as lower staff-related costs. The year-over-year increase was mainly due to increased marketing expenditures and higher staff-related costs. 

Other Income/(Expenses)

Other income/(expenses) consisted of investment income/(loss), interest income, exchange (losses)/ gains and others. The quarter-over-quarter increase was mainly due to net exchange gains in the first quarter of 2024 compared with net exchange losses recorded in the prior quarter. The year-over-year increase was primarily attributable to higher interest income resulting from the improved net cash position and net exchange gains in the first quarter of 2024, compared with net exchange losses recorded in the first quarter of 2023.

Income Tax

The Company recorded a net income tax charge of RMB1.5 billion (US$205.8 million) for the first quarter of 2024, compared with RMB1.1 billion and RMB1.6 billion for the preceding quarter and the first quarter of 2023, respectively. The effective tax rate for the first quarter of 2024 was 16.0%, compared with 13.8% and 19.5% for the preceding quarter and the first quarter of 2023, respectively. The effective tax rate represents certain estimates by the Company as to the tax obligations and benefits applicable to it in each quarter.

Net Income and Non-GAAP Net Income

Net income attributable to the Company's shareholders totaled RMB7.6 billion (US$1.1 billion) for the first quarter of 2024, compared with RMB6.6 billion and RMB6.8 billion for the preceding quarter and the first quarter of 2023, respectively.

NetEase reported basic net income of US$0.33 per share (US$1.65 per ADS) for the first quarter of 2024, compared with US$0.28 per share (US$1.42 per ADS) and US$0.29 per share (US$1.45 per ADS) for the preceding quarter and the first quarter of 2023, respectively. 

Non-GAAP net income attributable to the Company's shareholders totaled RMB8.5 billion (US$1.2 billion) for the first quarter of 2024, compared with RMB7.4 billion and RMB7.6 billion for the preceding quarter and the first quarter of 2023, respectively.

NetEase reported non-GAAP basic net income of US$0.37 per share (US$1.84 per ADS) for the first quarter of 2024, compared with US$0.32 per share (US$1.59 per ADS) and US$0.33 per share (US$1.63 per ADS) for the preceding quarter and the first quarter of 2023, respectively.

Other Financial Information

As of March 31, 2024, the Company's net cash (total cash and cash equivalents, current and non-current time deposits and restricted cash, as well as short-term investments balance, minus short-term and long-term loans) totaled RMB113.4 billion (US$15.7 billion), compared with RMB110.9 billion as of December 31, 2023. Net cash provided by operating activities was RMB9.6 billion (US$1.3 billion) for the first quarter of 2024, compared with RMB11.8 billion and RMB6.0 billion for the preceding quarter and the first quarter of 2023, respectively. 

Quarterly Dividend

The board of directors has approved a dividend of US$0.0990 per share (US$0.4950 per ADS) for the first quarter of 2024 to holders of ordinary shares and holders of ADSs as of the close of business on June 6, 2024, Beijing/Hong Kong Time and New York Time, respectively, payable in U.S. dollars. For holders of ordinary shares, in order to qualify for the dividend, all valid documents for the transfer of shares accompanied by the relevant share certificates must be lodged for registration with the Company's Hong Kong branch share registrar, Computershare Hong Kong Investor Services Limited, at Shops 1712-1716, 17th Floor, Hopewell Centre, 183 Queen's Road East, Wanchai, Hong Kong no later than 4:30 p.m. on June 6, 2024 (Beijing/ Hong Kong Time). The payment date is expected to be June 17, 2024 for holders of ordinary shares and on or around June 21, 2024 for holders of ADSs.

NetEase paid a dividend of US$0.21597 per share (US$1.07985 per ADS) for the fourth quarter of 2023 in March 2024.

Under the Company's current dividend policy, the determination to make dividend distributions and the amount of such distribution in any particular quarter will be made at the discretion of its board of directors and will be based upon the Company's operations and earnings, cash flow, financial condition and other relevant factors.

Share Repurchase Program

On November 17, 2022, the Company announced that its board of directors had approved a share repurchase program of up to US$5.0 billion of the Company's ADSs and ordinary shares in open market transactions. This share repurchase program commenced on January 10, 2023 and will be in effect for a period not to exceed 36 months from such date. As of March 31, 2024, approximately 8.9 million ADSs had been repurchased under this program for a total cost of US$811.0 million.

The extent to which NetEase repurchases its ADSs and its ordinary shares depends upon a variety of factors, including market conditions. These programs may be suspended or discontinued at any time.

** The United States dollar (US$) amounts disclosed in this announcement are presented solely for the convenience of the reader. The percentages stated are calculated based on RMB. 

Conference Call

NetEase's management team will host a teleconference call with a simultaneous webcast at 7:00 a.m. New York Time on Thursday, May 23, 2024 (Beijing/ Hong Kong Time: 7:00 p.m., Thursday, May 23, 2024). NetEase's management will be on the call to discuss the quarterly results and answer questions.

Interested parties may participate in the conference call by dialing 1-914-202-3258 and providing conference ID: 10038664, 15 minutes prior to the initiation of the call. A replay of the call will be available by dialing 1-855-883-1031 and entering PIN: 10038664. The replay will be available through May 30, 2024.

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.

NetEase, Inc. (NASDAQ: NTES and HKEX: 9999, "NetEase") is a leading internet and game services provider centered around premium content. With extensive offerings across its expanding gaming ecosystem, the Company develops and operates some of the most popular and longest running mobile and PC games available in China and globally.

Powered by one of the largest in-house game R&D teams focused on mobile, PC and console, NetEase creates superior gaming experiences, inspires players, and passionately delivers value for its thriving community worldwide. By infusing play with culture, and education with technology, NetEase transforms gaming into a meaningful vehicle to build a more entertaining and enlightened world.

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

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 expressions. 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 games market will not continue to grow or that NetEase will not be able to maintain its position in that market in China or globally; 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; risks related to economic uncertainty and capital market disruption; risks related to the expansion of NetEase's businesses and operations internationally; risks associated with cybersecurity threats or incidents; 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 applicable law.

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. NetEase believes that this non-GAAP financial measure 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 the 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:
Email: ir@service.netease.com
Tel: (+86) 571-8985-3378

 

NETEASE, INC.






UNAUDITED CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS



(in thousands)







 December 31,  


 March 31, 


 March 31, 


2023


2024


2024


 RMB  


 RMB  


 USD (Note 1) 

Assets






Current assets:






   Cash and cash equivalents

21,428,902


43,026,904


5,959,157

   Time deposits

100,856,034


89,473,549


12,391,943

   Restricted cash

2,777,206


3,055,366


423,163

   Accounts receivable, net

6,422,417


7,767,599


1,075,800

   Inventories

695,374


603,981


83,650

   Prepayments and other current assets, net

6,076,595


5,769,626


799,084

   Short-term investments

4,436,057


2,095,218


290,184

Total current assets

142,692,585


151,792,243


21,022,981







Non-current assets:






   Property, equipment and software, net 

8,075,044


8,056,689


1,115,839

   Land use rights, net

4,075,143


4,048,518


560,713

   Deferred tax assets 

1,560,088


1,476,100


204,437

   Time deposits

1,050,000


1,050,000


145,423

   Restricted cash

550


3,250


450

   Other long-term assets

28,471,568


28,638,072


3,966,328

Total non-current assets

43,232,393


43,272,629


5,993,190

Total assets 

185,924,978


195,064,872


27,016,171







Liabilities, Redeemable Noncontrolling

Interests 
    and Shareholders' Equity






Current liabilities:






   Accounts payable 

881,016


871,430


120,692

   Salary and welfare payables

4,857,206


2,700,087


373,958

   Taxes payable

2,571,534


3,844,879


532,510

   Short-term loans

19,240,163


24,843,410


3,440,773

   Contract liabilities

13,362,166


14,911,048


2,065,156

   Accrued liabilities and other payables

12,930,399


12,878,519


1,783,651

Total current liabilities

53,842,484


60,049,373


8,316,740







Non-current liabilities:






   Deferred tax liabilities

2,299,303


2,700,293


373,986

   Long-term loans

427,997


427,997


59,277

   Other long-term liabilities

1,271,113


1,248,717


172,945

Total non-current liabilities

3,998,413


4,377,007


606,208

Total liabilities

57,840,897


64,426,380


8,922,948







Redeemable noncontrolling interests 

115,759


118,460


16,407







NetEase, Inc.'s shareholders' equity

124,285,776


127,275,764


17,627,490

Noncontrolling interests

3,682,546


3,244,268


449,326

Total equity

127,968,322


130,520,032


18,076,816







Total liabilities, redeemable noncontrolling 
    interests and shareholders' equity    

185,924,978


195,064,872


27,016,171







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 



March 31, 


December 31, 


March 31, 


 March 31,  



2023


2023


2024


2024



 RMB 


 RMB 


 RMB 


 USD (Note 1) 










Net revenues


25,046,287


27,140,165


26,851,741


3,718,923

Cost of revenues


(10,149,741)


(10,315,030)


(9,835,821)


(1,362,245)

Gross profit


14,896,546


16,825,135


17,015,920


2,356,678










Operating expenses:









Selling and marketing expenses 


(2,905,046)


(4,225,556)


(4,022,204)


(557,069)

General and administrative expenses


(1,021,678)


(1,251,869)


(1,196,475)


(165,710)

Research and development expenses 


(3,749,732)


(4,479,219)


(4,174,758)


(578,197)

Total operating expenses


(7,676,456)


(9,956,644)


(9,393,437)


(1,300,976)

Operating profit


7,220,090


6,868,491


7,622,483


1,055,702










Other income/(expenses):









Investment income/(loss), net


471,368


(8,940)


179,291


24,832

Interest income, net


776,030


1,261,583


1,277,597


176,945

Exchange (losses)/gains , net


(386,568)


(810,904)


15,011


2,079

Other, net


258,033


434,759


193,888


26,853

Income before tax


8,338,953


7,744,989


9,288,270


1,286,411

Income tax


(1,628,559)


(1,068,657)


(1,485,910)


(205,796)

Net income


6,710,394


6,676,332


7,802,360


1,080,615










Accretion of redeemable noncontrolling
    interests


(860)


(966)


(958)


(133)

Net loss/(income) attributable to noncontrolling
    interests and redeemable noncontrolling
    interests


45,100


(93,103)


(167,456)


(23,192)

Net income attributable to the
    Company's shareholders


6,754,634


6,582,263


7,633,946


1,057,290










Net income per share *









Basic


2.10


2.05


2.38


0.33

Diluted


2.07


2.02


2.35


0.33










Net income per ADS *









Basic


10.49


10.25


11.88


1.65

Diluted


10.37


10.12


11.75


1.63










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









Basic


3,221,083


3,212,328


3,211,665


3,211,665

Diluted


3,256,511


3,253,166


3,249,452


3,249,452










*  Each ADS represents five ordinary shares.









The accompanying notes are an integral part of this announcement.





 

 

NETEASE, INC.








UNAUDITED CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF CASH FLOWS







(in thousands)









Three Months Ended


 March 31,  


 December 31,  


 March 31,  


 March 31,  


2023


2023


2024


2024


 RMB  


 RMB  


 RMB  


 USD (Note 1) 

Cash flows from operating activities:








    Net income 

6,710,394


6,676,332


7,802,360


1,080,615

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








    Depreciation and amortization

1,082,269


659,772


567,923


78,656

    Fair value changes of equity security and other investments

(226,720)


151,571


(368,258)


(51,003)

    Impairment losses on investments and other long-term assets

-


140,648


128,417


17,786

    Fair value changes of short-term investments

(137,916)


(106,532)


(60,810)


(8,422)

    Share-based compensation cost

822,413


812,987


894,300


123,859

    Allowance for expected credit losses

20,720


9,500


11,600


1,607

    (Gains)/losses on disposal of property, equipment and software 

(610)


3,385


2,132


295

    Unrealized exchange losses/(gains)

385,961


838,056


(17,509)


(2,425)

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

(5,768)


(38,437)


(13,487)


(1,868)

    Deferred income taxes

577,666


193,854


485,054


67,179

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

(95,808)


(88,805)


164,271


22,751

    Changes in operating assets and liabilities: 








        Accounts receivable

(1,116,282)


53,089


(1,358,711)


(188,179)

        Inventories

117,330


25,054


91,378


12,656

        Prepayments and other assets

125,827


542,593


326,140


45,170

        Accounts payable

(612,939)


18,443


(7,001)


(970)

        Salary and welfare payables

(2,225,737)


1,992,931


(2,178,608)


(301,734)

        Taxes payable

733,716


(500,172)


1,271,822


176,145

        Contract liabilities

489,991


(847,562)


1,574,086


218,008

        Accrued liabilities and other payables

(643,836)


1,271,572


242,070


33,526

    Net cash provided by operating activities

6,000,671


11,808,279


9,557,169


1,323,652









Cash flows from investing activities:








    Purchase of property, equipment and software

(652,939)


(484,927)


(415,018)


(57,479)

    Proceeds from sale of property, equipment and software

2,504


405


3,506


486

    Purchase of intangible assets, content and licensed copyrights    

(826,682)


(121,797)


(188,821)


(26,151)

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

(723,151)


(690,628)


2,401,649


332,625

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

104,269


4,897,291


-


-

    Investment in long-term investments and acquisition of
        subsidiaries

(1,229,048)


(914,962)


(481,804)


(66,729)

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

41,280


73,855


85,456


11,836

    Placement/rollover of matured time deposits

(36,320,103)


(46,666,670)


(34,558,836)


(4,786,344)

    Proceeds from maturities of time deposits

22,332,349


33,273,393


46,048,382


6,377,627

    Change in other long-term assets

(120,841)


(90,635)


(34,625)


(4,796)

    Net cash (used in)/provided by  investing activities

(17,392,362)


(10,724,675)


12,859,889


1,781,075









Cash flows from financing activities:








    Net changes from loans with terms of three months or less  

2,638,040


6,179,979


(399,726)


(55,361)

    Proceeds of loans with terms over three months

1,279,559


2,511,000


6,998,250


969,246

    Payment of loans with terms over three months

(40,422)


(695,000)


(957,000)


(132,543)

    Net amounts received related to capital contribution from
        noncontrolling interests shareholders

24,349


28,009


42,214


5,847

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

(2,116,757)


(625,832)


(1,233,780)


(170,877)

    Dividends paid to NetEase's shareholders

(1,212,340)


(2,258,892)


(4,945,016)


(684,877)

    Net cash provided by/(used in)  financing activities     

572,429


5,139,264


(495,058)


(68,565)









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

15,498


(174,276)


(43,138)


(5,975)

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

(10,803,764)


6,048,592


21,878,862


3,030,187


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

27,588,325


18,158,066


24,206,658


3,352,583

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

16,784,561


24,206,658


46,085,520


6,382,770









Supplemental disclosures of cash flow information:








    Cash paid for income taxes, net

1,074,579


1,030,932


1,182,711


163,804

    Cash paid for interest expenses

275,714


71,847


146,455


20,284









The accompanying notes are an integral part of this announcement.








 

 

NETEASE, INC.









UNAUDITED SEGMENT INFORMATION







(in thousands, except percentages)




















Three Months Ended



 March 31,  


 December 31,  


 March 31,  


 March 31,  



2023


2023


2024


2024



RMB


RMB


RMB


USD (Note 1)

Net revenues:









Games and related value-added services 


20,065,597


20,921,355


21,460,378


2,972,228

Youdao


1,163,270


1,480,521


1,391,859


192,770

Cloud Music


1,959,841


1,985,548


2,029,541


281,088

Innovative businesses and others


1,857,579


2,752,741


1,969,963


272,837

Total net revenues


25,046,287


27,140,165


26,851,741


3,718,923










Cost of revenues:









Games and related value-added services 


(6,683,048)


(6,383,474)


(6,555,311)


(907,900)

Youdao


(561,420)


(741,720)


(710,356)


(98,383)

Cloud Music


(1,520,378)


(1,384,537)


(1,259,006)


(174,370)

Innovative businesses and others


(1,384,895)


(1,805,299)


(1,311,148)


(181,592)

Total cost of revenues


(10,149,741)


(10,315,030)


(9,835,821)


(1,362,245)










Gross profit:









Games and related value-added services 


13,382,549


14,537,881


14,905,067


2,064,328

Youdao


601,850


738,801


681,503


94,387

Cloud Music


439,463


601,011


770,535


106,718

Innovative businesses and others


472,684


947,442


658,815


91,245

Total gross profit


14,896,546


16,825,135


17,015,920


2,356,678










Gross profit margin:









Games and related value-added services 


66.7 %


69.5 %


69.5 %


69.5 %

Youdao


51.7 %


49.9 %


49.0 %


49.0 %

Cloud Music


22.4 %


30.3 %


38.0 %


38.0 %

Innovative businesses and others


25.4 %


34.4 %


33.4 %


33.4 %










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 = RMB7.2203 on the last trading day of March 2024 (March 29, 2024) 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 29, 2024, or at any other certain date.

Note 2: Share-based compensation cost reported in the Company's unaudited condensed consolidated statements of comprehensive income is set out as follows in RMB and USD (in thousands):


Three Months Ended



March 31, 


December 31,


March 31, 


March 31, 



2023


2023


2024


2024



RMB


RMB


RMB


USD (Note 1)

Share-based compensation cost included in:









Cost of revenues


203,514


216,717


254,935


35,308

Operating expenses









  Selling and marketing expenses


32,353


35,575


17,869


2,475

  General and administrative expenses


294,281


262,830


289,636


40,114

  Research and development expenses


292,265


297,865


331,860


45,962










The accompanying notes are an integral part of this announcement.





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

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



Three Months Ended



 March 31,  


 December 31, 


 March 31,  


 March 31,  



2023


2023


2024


2024



RMB


RMB


RMB


USD (Note 1)

Net income  attributable to the Company's shareholders


6,754,634


6,582,263


7,633,946


1,057,290

Add: Share-based compensation


811,600


797,194


876,898


121,449

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


7,566,234


7,379,457


8,510,844


1,178,739










Non-GAAP net income per share *









Basic


2.35


2.30


2.65


0.37

Diluted


2.32


2.27


2.62


0.36










Non-GAAP net income per ADS *









Basic


11.74


11.49


13.25


1.84

Diluted


11.62


11.34


13.10


1.81










*  Each ADS represents five ordinary shares.









The accompanying notes are an integral part of this announcement.









 

 

 

Source: NetEase, Inc.
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