AsiaInfo-Linkage Reports Unaudited First Quarter 2012 Results -- Meeting guidance, net revenue (non-GAAP)[1] is US$121.2 million, an increase of 11.6% year-over-year

-- Meeting guidance, net income attributable to AsiaInfo-Linkage, Inc. (non-GAAP)[2] per basic share is US$0.27

BEIJING and SANTA CLARA, Calif., April 26, 2012 /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 first quarter ended March 31, 2012.

"This year we will continue to ramp up our product standardization and integration initiatives as we strengthen our competitive advantage," said AsiaInfo-Linkage President and Chief Executive Officer Steve Zhang. "For our three main telecommunications customers, we continue to experience healthy demand for our traditional IT solutions and services. In the first quarter of 2012, we signed additional NG-BOSS 3.5 upgrade contracts with China Mobile as we continue to ramp up our latest upgrade. For China Unicom, we completed implementation for two of the six northern provinces and are working to complete software implementation for the remaining four provinces. This is a rather large task. For example, in Shandong province alone, we plan to migrate over 40 million users to our latest system and have allocated a large team of implementation engineers to focus specifically on the delivery of this project."

Mr. Zhang continued, "We believe the primary future growth areas for our work with the carriers will be acquiring unique insights on the carrier's customers and monetizing data traffic. In the first quarter of 2012, we signed an agreement with Shanghai Mobile adding features and functionalities to collect and analyze mobile network usage data that will provide useful customer insight to help the carrier develop effective marketing and pricing strategies. The technological advancements in broadband and network infrastructure, coupled with the proliferation of smart phones and similar devices, will continue to drive our business as carriers increase spending on the type of IT analytical solutions and services that our business can provide."

First Quarter 2012 Financial Results

Total revenues for the first quarter of 2012 were US$123.7 million, an increase of 8.1% year-over-year and a decrease of 5.6% sequentially. Slightly exceeding guidance, net revenue (non-GAAP) for the first quarter of 2012 was US$121.2 million, an increase of 11.6% year-over-year and a decrease of 5.2% sequentially. The year-over-year increase was primarily the result of healthy demand from China's telecom carriers and the sequential decrease was mainly due to seasonality.

Gross margin for the quarter was 39.2%, compared to 45.6% in the year-ago period and 41.4% in the previous quarter. Gross margin of net revenue (non-GAAP)[3] was 44.8% in the first quarter of 2012, compared to 53.2% in the year-ago period and 46.6% in the previous quarter. The year-over-year decrease in gross margin was primarily attributable to an increase in employee compensation and employee headcount of implementation engineers. The sequential decrease was primarily due to the seasonality of our business and an increase in stock option expenses.

Total operating expenses for the first quarter of 2012 increased 23.3% year over year and 6.0% sequentially to US$45.9 million. The year-over-year increase was primarily attributable to the Company's research and development ("R&D") expenses relating to product development for current and anticipated overseas expansion, product standardization and delivery improvements. The sequential increase primarily reflects an increase in general and administrative ("G&A") expenses. Sales and marketing expenses for the first quarter of 2012 increased 5.7% year over year and 0.5% sequentially to US$20.3 million. The year-over-year increase in sales and marketing expenses was driven by the growth in revenue. G&A expenses for the first quarter of 2012 decreased 6.7% year-over-year and increased 63.9% sequentially to US$7.5 million. The year-over-year decrease reflects the Company's strict management of G&A expenses and operating leverage. The sequential increase in G&A expenses was mainly the result of a US$0.7 million accrual of allowance for doubtful accounts and an increase in consulting fees and stock option expenses. R&D expenses for the first quarter of 2012 increased 81.5% year-over-year and decreased 2.2% sequentially to US$18.1 million. The year-over-year increase in R&D expenses was primarily driven by the addition of R&D engineers for the reasons described above. The slight sequential decrease in R&D was mainly due to the temporary assignment of R&D engineers to project implementation.

As a result of the aforementioned, income from operations for the first quarter of 2012 was US$2.5 million, a decrease of 83.3% year-over-year and 77.1% sequentially. Operating margin of total revenue was 2.0% for the first quarter of 2012, compared to 13.1% in the year-ago period and 8.4% in the previous quarter. The year-over-year decrease in operating margin was mainly attributable to the increases in employee headcount and compensation, which led to the increase in cost of sales and R&D expenses. The sequential decrease in operating margin was primarily due to the seasonality of our business and increased G&A expenses.

Operating margin of net revenue (non-GAAP)[4] for the first quarter of 2012 was 12.8%, compared to 27.4% in the year-ago period and 17.6% in the previous quarter. The year-over-year decrease in operating margin of net revenue (non-GAAP) was mainly attributable to the increases in employee headcount and compensation, which led to the increase in cost of sales and R&D expenses. The sequential decrease was primarily due to an increase in G&A and the seasonality of our business.

Other income for the first quarter of 2012 was US$4.3 million compared to US$1.5 million in the year-ago period and US$1.9 million in the previous quarter. The year-over-year and sequential increases in other income were mainly due to improved returns from bank deposits and gains from sales of short-term investments.

In the first quarter of 2012, the Company recorded net income attributable to AsiaInfo-Linkage, Inc. of US$6.4 million, or US$0.09 per basic share, compared to US$17.8 million, or US$0.24 per basic share, in the year-ago period and US$10.5 million, or US$0.15 per basic share, in the previous quarter. The year-over-year decrease in net income attributable to AsiaInfo-Linkage, Inc. was mainly due to an increase in employee compensation, and stock option expenses resulting from the stock options granted in December 2011, and increased headcount of implementation engineers and R&D engineers, resulting in increased cost of sales and R&D expenses. The sequential decrease was primarily the result of the seasonality of our business and increased G&A expenses.

In the first quarter of 2012, net income attributable to AsiaInfo-Linkage, Inc. (non-GAAP) was US$19.4 million or US$0.27 per basic share. Net income attributable to AsiaInfo-Linkage, Inc. (non-GAAP) in the year-ago period was US$32.7 million or US$0.44 per basic share. Net income attributable to AsiaInfo-Linkage, Inc. (non-GAAP) in the previous quarter was US$22.0 million or US$0.30 per basic share. Net income attributable to AsiaInfo-Linkage, Inc. (non-GAAP) decreased 40.7% year-over-year and 11.8% sequentially. The year-over-year and sequential decreases in net income attributable to AsiaInfo-Linkage, Inc. (non-GAAP) were mainly due to the same factors impacting net income attributable to AsiaInfo-Linkage, Inc.

As of March 31, 2012, AsiaInfo-Linkage had cash and cash equivalents and restricted cash totaling US$310.8 million and short-term investments totaling US$17.8 million. Operating cash flow in the first quarter of 2012 was a net inflow of US$9.8 million.

As of March 31, 2012, AsiaInfo-Linkage had gross accounts receivable ("AR") of US$301.3 million compared to US$281.6 million as of December 31, 2011 and US$302.8 million as of March 31, 2011. Gross AR includes agent arrangements with International Business Machines Corporation ("IBM") or its distributors and 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, was US$222.0 million as of March 31, 2012, compared to US$204.4 million as of December 31, 2011 and US$216.9 million as of March 31, 2011. This year-over-year increase in net AR was in line with the Company's year-over-year growth in revenue. The combined effect of revenue and the AR trend resulted in the Company's DSO being 155 days as of March 31, 2012 compared to 147 days as of December 31, 2011 and 159 days as of March 31, 2011. A table presenting further information regarding the Company's gross AR, AR relating to IBM-Type Arrangements ("IBM-Related AR"), net AR, revenues and DSO is provided at the end of this press release.

[1] Net revenue (non-GAAP) represents total revenue net of third-party hardware costs that are passed through to customers. 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, non-recurring consulting related expenses and after-tax dividend income.

[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 consulting related expenses, by net revenue (non-GAAP).

Recent Developments

On January 20, 2012, AsiaInfo-Linkage announced the receipt of a non-binding proposal letter from Power Joy (Cayman) Limited ("Power Joy"), a wholly owned subsidiary of CITIC Capital China Partners II, L.P., pursuant to which Power Joy proposed to acquire all of the outstanding shares of common stock of AsiaInfo-Linkage in cash at a price that represents a premium over the current stock price (the "Proposal").

On February 7, 2012, AsiaInfo-Linkage announced that its Special Committee of the Board of Directors (the "Special Committee") retained Goldman Sachs (Asia) L.L.C as its financial advisor to assist the Company in considering the Proposal.

On March 26, 2012, AsiaInfo-Linkage announced that the Special Committee would solicit interest from, and engage in discussions with, other potential qualified interested parties regarding a potential transaction involving the Company, and to evaluate any proposals it receives.

There can be no assurance that any definitive offer will be made, that any agreement will be executed or that any transaction will be approved or consummated by the Company.

Business Outlook

AsiaInfo-Linkage expects second quarter 2012 net revenue (non-GAAP) to be in the range of US$123.0 million to US$125.0 million. The Company expects second quarter 2012 net income attributable to AsiaInfo-Linkage per basic share (non-GAAP) to be in the range of US$0.26 to US$0.29.

 


ASIAINFO-LINKAGE, INC.

CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF OPERATIONS (UNAUDITED)

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



Three Months

Ended Mar 31,

Three Months
Ended Dec 31


2012

2011

2011

Revenues:




Software products and solutions

$114,062

$101,384

$118,694

Service

6,954

6,877

8,866

Third party hardware

2,681

6,220

3,531

Total revenues

123,697

114,481

131,091





Cost of revenues:




Software products and solutions

68,539

52,569

68,900

Service

4,177

3,757

4,575

Third party hardware

2,547

5,909

3,355

Total cost of revenues

75,263

62,235

76,830

Gross profit

48,434

52,246

54,261





Operating expenses:




Sales and marketing

20,348

19,255

20,238

General and administrative

7,478

8,014

4,562

Research and development

18,097

9,969

18,507

Total operating expenses

45,923

37,238

43,307

Income from operations

2,511

15,008

10,954






Other income, net:

4,260

1,506

1,931




-

-

Income before income tax expense (benefit)

6,771

16,514

12,885

Income tax expense (benefit)

1,352

(995)

2,348

Net income

5,419

17,509

10,537

 Less: Net (loss) income attributable to noncontrolling interest

(943)

(331)

 

56

Net income attributable to AsiaInfo-Linkage, Inc.

$6,362

$17,840

$10,481






Earnings per share:




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




Basic

$0.09

$0.24

$0.15

Diluted

$0.09

$0.24

$0.14





Weighted average shares used in computation:




Basic

72,473,455

74,992,768

72,221,644

Diluted

72,725,554

75,581,628

72,590,685


 

ASIAINFO-LINKAGE, INC.

CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF COMPREHENSIVE INCOME (UNAUDITED)

(Amounts in thousands of US$)


Three Months

Ended Mar 31,

Three Months

Ended Dec 31,


2012

2011

2011

 

Net income

$5,419

$17,509

$10,537

Other comprehensive (loss) income, net of tax:




Change in cumulative foreign currency translation 
         adjustment

545

3,361

3,167

Transfer to statements of operations of realized gain on
         available-for-sale securities, net of tax effects of
         $304, $30 and $93 for the three months ended March
         31, 2012 and 2011,and December 31, 2011 respectively

(1,723)

(169)

(187)

Net unrealized gain (loss) on available-for-sale
         securities, net of tax effects of ($100), $4 and $nil for 
         the three months ended March 31, 2012 and 2011,
         and December 31, 2011 respectively

294

(115)

(88)

Other comprehensive (loss) income, net of tax

(884)

3,077

2,892

Comprehensive income

4,535

20,586

13,429

 Less: Comprehensive (loss) income attributable to
noncontrolling interest

(943)

(331)

 

56

Comprehensive income attributable to AsiaInfo-
Linkage, Inc.

$5,478

$20,917

 

13,373

               

 

CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS (UNAUDITED)

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


As of


Mar 31, 2012

Dec 31, 2011

ASSETS:



Current Assets:



Cash and cash equivalents

$290,974

$272,438

Restricted cash

19,801

21,226

Short term investments – available for sale securities

17,755

27,909

Accounts receivable (net of allowances of $3,480 and $2,905 as of March 31,
        2012 and December 31, 2011, respectively)

301,333

281,564

Inventories, net

17,805

15,309

Other receivables

5,034

4,480

Deferred income tax assets – current

14,299

14,294

Prepaid expenses and other current assets

13,712

6,453

Total current assets

680,713

643,673

Long term investments

4,863

4,863

Property and equipment, net

13,286

8,778

Other acquired intangible assets, net

152,652

163,028

Deferred income tax assets – non-current

1,752

1,751

Goodwill

433,534

433,525

Land use right

14,484

14,543

Total Assets

$1,301,284

$1,270,161







LIABILITIES, REDEEMABLE NONCONTROLLING INTEREST AND EQUITY


Current Liabilities:



Accounts payable

$106,191

$91,094

Accrued expenses

28,732

22,905

Deferred revenue

32,181

32,378

Accrued employee benefits

76,064

78,972

Other payables

7,767

5,582

Income taxes payable

13,485

12,602

Other taxes payable

15,220

11,864

Deferred income tax liabilities – current

8,896

9,091

Total current liabilities

288,536

264,488




Unrecognized tax benefits

3,441

3,344

Deferred income tax liabilities – non-current

24,458

24,458

Other long term liabilities

573

573

Total Liabilities

$317,008

$292,863




Redeemable noncontrolling interest

(299)

385




Equity:



Common stock

787

786

Additional paid-in capital

850,321

847,879

Treasury stock, at cost

(87,746)

(87,746)

Statutory reserve

21,748

21,748

Retained earnings

152,889

146,527

Accumulated other comprehensive income

46,240

47,124

Total AsiaInfo-Linkage, Inc. stockholders' equity

$984,239

$976,318

Noncontrolling interest

336

595

Total equity

984,575

976,913

Total Liabilities, Redeemable Noncontrolling Interest and Equity

$1,301,284

$1,270,161


First Quarter 2012 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 April 26, 2012 (8:00 a.m. Beijing/Hong Kong Time on April 27, 2012). 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

China, Domestic Mobile:             

 400-620-8038

China, Domestic:

 800-819-0121



International Toll Free:




United States:

  +1-866-519-4004

Hong Kong:

  800-930-346



International Toll:

  +65-6723-9381


Conference ID #            

70213142

A replay of the call will be available until 2:35 a.m. Eastern Time on May 4, 2012 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 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 Mar 31,

2011 Q4


2012

2011


 (in US dollar thousands)

Total revenues

123,697

114,481

131,091

Third party hardware costs

2,547

5,909

3,355

Net revenue (non-GAAP)

121,150

108,572

127,736

(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 of net revenue (non-GAAP) to GAAP gross margin


Three Months Ended Mar 31,

2011 Q4


2012

2011

Gross margin (GAAP)

39.2%

45.6%

41.4%

Third party hardware costs1

0.8%

2.5%

1.1%

Amortization of acquired intangible assets2

4.1%

4.7%

3.9%

Share-based compensation expenses2

0.7%

0.4%

0.2%

Gross margin of net revenue (non-GAAP)

44.8%

53.2%

46.6%


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 consulting 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 Mar 31,

2011 Q4


2012

2011

Operating margin (GAAP)

2.0%

13.1%

8.4%

Third party hardware costs1

0.0%

0.7%

0.2%

Amortization of acquired intangible assets2

8.6%

11.9%

8.2%

Share-based compensation expenses2

2.0%

1.7%

0.8%

Non-recurring consulting related expenses2

0.2%

0.0%

0.0%

Operating margin (non-GAAP)

12.8%

27.4%

17.6%


1 Percentages represent the difference between GAAP income from operation divided by GAAP revenue and GAAP income from operation 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 consulting 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, non-recurring consulting related expenses and after-tax dividend income. 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 attributable to AsiaInfo-Linkage, Inc.


Three Months Ended Mar 31,

 2011 Q4


2012

2011


 (in US dollar thousands)

Net income attributable to AsiaInfo-Linkage, Inc.

6,362

17,840

10,481

Adjustments:




 - Share-based compensation expenses

2,425

1,897

1,059

 - Amortization of acquired intangible assets

10,375

12,917

10,416

 - Non-recurring consulting related expenses

199

0

0

 - Dividend income, net of tax

0

(4)

0

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

19,361

32,650

21,956


(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, non-recurring consulting related expenses, and after-tax dividend income) 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 attributable to AsiaInfo-Linkage, Inc. (non-GAAP) per basic share to GAAP net income attributable to AsiaInfo-Linkage, Inc. per basic share


Three Months Ended Mar 31,

2011 Q4


2012

2011


(in US dollars, except share amounts)

GAAP net income attributable to AsiaInfo-Linkage, Inc. per basic share

0.09

0.24

0.15

Adjustments:




 - Share-based compensation expenses

0.04

0.03

0.01

 - Amortization of acquired intangible assets

0.14

0.17

0.14

 - Non-recurring consulting related expenses

0.00

0.00

0.00

 - Dividend income, net of tax

0.00

0.00

0.00

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

0.27

0.44

0.30

Basic shares:

72,473,455

74,992,768

72,221,644


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 IBM-Type Arrangements and IT Security Business, 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

               8) Q4 2011 DSO = (Q4 2010 net AR + Q4 2011 net AR)/2/Q4 cumulative revenue x 360

               9) Q1 2012 DSO = (Q4 2011 net AR + Q1 2012 net AR)/2/Q1 revenue x 90

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

2011-Q4

2012-Q1


(in US dollar thousands, except DSO)

Gross AR

117,868

120,860

237,730

258,338

302,806

298,146

292,220

281,564

301,333

- 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

77,200

79,345

Net AR

69,527

92,067

195,991

187,665

216,883

220,670

224,270

204,364

221,988











Revenue

63,465

66,864

121,688

114,380

114,481

116,186

119,285

131,091

123,697

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

131,091

123,697











DSO

106

123

157

135

159

159

159

147

155


Cautionary Note Regarding Forward-Looking Statements

The information contained in this document is as of April 26, 2012. 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," "will" 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; political and economic policies of the Chinese government; and the outcome of the Special Committee's evaluation of strategic alternatives, including the privatization proposal announced on January 20, 2012.. 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, 2011, 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.

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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