Sohu.com Reports First Quarter 2013 Unaudited Financial Results

Total Revenues were US$308 Million, Up 36% Year-over-Year and 3% Quarter-over-Quarter, Exceeding the High End of Group Guidance by US$9 Million;

GAAP Fully Diluted EPS of US60 Cents; Non-GAAP Fully Diluted EPS of US62 Cents, Exceeding the High End of Group Guidance by US7 Cents

29 Apr, 2013, 04:33 ET from Sohu.com Inc.

BEIJING, April 29, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Sohu.com Inc. (NASDAQ: SOHU), China's leading online media, search, gaming, community and mobile service group, today reported unaudited financial results for the first quarter ended March 31, 2013.

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First Quarter Highlights

  • Total revenues were US$308 million, up 36% year-over-year and 3% quarter-over-quarter.
  • Brand advertising revenues were US$80 million, up 32% year-over-year and down 2% quarter-over-quarter.
  • Sogou[1] revenues were US$39 million, up 73% year-over-year and down 4% quarter-over-quarter.
  • Online game revenues were US$167 million, up 33% year-over-year and 6% quarter-over-quarter.
  • GAAP net income attributable to Sohu.com Inc. was US$23 million, or US$0.60 per fully diluted share. Non-GAAP net income attributable to Sohu.com Inc. was US$24 million, or US$0.62 per fully diluted share.

Dr. Charles Zhang, Chairman and CEO of Sohu.com Inc. commented, "I am pleased to report our Group's three key properties, namely online media, including portal and online video, Sogou and Changyou are all making strong starts into 2013. For the first quarter, the Group revenues were up 36% year-on-year, exceeding our expectations. By business unit, online video, delivered double digit sequential revenue growth in a typical slowest quarter of the year. Sogou business was solid as its core products continued to gain user traction. Changyou set new records for both top-line and bottom-line, driven by decent performance of its MMO and web games."

Dr. Zhang added, "According to iResearch, the Sohu Group now has approximately 450 million users on a monthly basis, and this puts us as a solid No.3 in China's internet industry. Traffic growth for our PC internet services is stable while our mobile products are gaining strong traction as the total user base of two of our popular mobile APPs surpassed 100 million mark."

Ms. Belinda Wang, Co-President and COO added, "Recognizing Internet sector's profound shift from PC to mobile, Sohu Group has made mobile one of the most important parts of our strategy. And thanks to our early investments, the Group now owns a number of leading mobile applications across our business lines, including Sohu News Mobile App and Sohu Video App for our online media businesses, as well as Sogou Pinyin and Sogou Voice Assistant for Sogou. Our range of products are becoming indispensable for tens of millions of China's mobile Internet users."

First Quarter Financial Results

Revenues

Total revenues for the first quarter of 2013 were US$308 million, up 36% year-over-year and 3% quarter-over-quarter.

Total online advertising revenues, which include revenues from brand advertising and search and others businesses for the first quarter of  2013, were US$116 million, up 41% year-over-year and down 4% quarter-over-quarter.

Brand advertising revenues for the first quarter of 2013 totaled US$80 million, up 32% year-over-year and down 2% quarter-over-quarter. The year-over-year increases was mainly due to increased revenues from real estate and fast-moving consumer goods sectors.

Search and others revenues for the first quarter of 2013 were US$36 million, up 67% year-over-year and down 7% quarter-over-quarter. The year-over-year increase was mainly contributed by pay-for-click services, as well as online marketing services on the Sogou Web Directory, both as a result of increased traffic and improved monetization of traffic.

Online game revenues for the first quarter of 2013 were US$167 million, up 33% year-over-year and 6% quarter-over-quarter.

Wireless revenues for the first quarter of 2013 were US$14 million, up 3% year-over-year and 9% quarter-over-quarter.

Gross Margin

Both GAAP and non-GAAP gross margin was 66% for the first quarter of 2013, compared with 69% in the fourth quarter of 2012 and 65% in the first quarter of 2012.

Online advertising gross margin for the first quarter of 2013 was 44%, compared with 52% in the fourth quarter of 2012 and 39% in the first quarter of 2012. Non-GAAP online advertising gross margin for the first quarter of 2013 was 44%, compared with 53% in the fourth quarter of 2012 and 40% in the first quarter of 2012.

Brand advertising gross margin for the first quarter of 2013 was 44%, compared with 56% in the fourth quarter of 2012 and 39% in the first quarter of 2012. Non-GAAP brand advertising gross margin for the first quarter of 2013 was 44%, compared with 56% in the fourth quarter of 2012 and 40% in the first quarter of 2012. The year-over-year increase in gross margin was primarily due to an increase in revenues, partially offset by higher costs. The quarter-over-quarter decrease in gross margin was primarily due to increases in content and compensation costs.

Both GAAP and non-GAAP gross margin for search and others business in the first quarter of 2013 were 42%, compared with 44% in the fourth quarter of 2012 and 39% in the first quarter of 2012.

Both GAAP and non-GAAP gross margin for online games in the first quarter of 2013 were 86%, compared with 86% in the fourth quarter of 2012 and 87% in the first quarter of  2012.

Both GAAP and non-GAAP gross margin for the wireless business for the first quarter of 2013 were 33%, compared with 34% in the fourth quarter of 2012 and 34% in the first quarter of 2012.

Operating Expenses

For the first quarter of 2013, operating expenses totaled $133 million, up 40% year-over-year and down 6% quarter-over-quarter. Non-GAAP operating expenses were $132 million, up 43% year-over-year and down 4% quarter-over-quarter. The year-over-year increase was primarily due to an increase in the number of employees, average compensation and higher expenses associated with marketing and promotion activities.

Operating Profit

Operating profit for the first quarter of 2013 was US$71 million, up 36% year-over-year and up 10% quarter-over-quarter. Operating margin was 23% for the first quarter of 2013, compared with 22% in the previous quarter and 23% in the first quarter of 2012.

Non-GAAP operating profit for the first quarter of 2013 was US$72 million, up 31% year-over-year and 6% quarter-over-quarter. Non-GAAP operating margin was 23% for the first quarter of 2013, compared with 23% in the previous quarter and 24% in the first quarter of 2012.

Income Tax Expense

For the first quarter of 2013, both GAAP and non-GAAP income tax expenses were US$20 million.

Net Income

Before deducting the share of net income pertaining to the Non-controlling Interest, GAAP net income for the first quarter of 2013 was US$58 million, up 42% year-over-year and 14% quarter-over-quarter. Non-GAAP net income for the first quarter of 2013 was US$59 million, up 32% year-over-year and  4% quarter-over-quarter.

GAAP net income attributable to Sohu.com Inc. for the first quarter of 2013 was US$23 million, or US$0.60 per fully diluted share, up 14% year-over-year and flat quarter-over-quarter. Non-GAAP net income attributable to Sohu.com Inc. for the first quarter of 2013 was US$24 million, or US$0.62 per fully diluted share, up 1% year-over-year and down 15% quarter-over-quarter.

Cash Balance

As of Mach 31, 2013, Sohu Group had cash and cash equivalents of US$798 million, compared with US$834 million as of December 31, 2012.

Ms. Carol Yu, Co-President and CFO of Sohu.com Inc. commented, "While many of our key initiatives are at investment phase, all of our key properties are progressing well on both PC and mobile fronts. Management is confident that our investment will create long-term returns for shareholders. "

Supplementary Information for Online Game Results

First Quarter 2013 Operational Results

  • Aggregate registered accounts for Changyou's games[2] , excluding 7Road's games, increased 45% year-over-year and  10% quarter-over-quarter to 272.7 million.
  • Aggregate peak concurrent users ("PCU") for Changyou's games, excluding 7Road's games, increased 4% year-over-year and increased 2% quarter-over-quarter to 1.12 million.
  • Aggregate active paying accounts ("APA") for Changyou's games, excluding 7Road's games, decreased 34% year-over-year and 7% quarter-over-quarter to 2.04 million. The year-over-year and quarter-over-quarter decreases reflected a decline in the number of low-spending active paying accounts that did not make a purchase in the first quarter of 2013 as Changyou continued the strategy of the previous quarters of giving away virtual items and limiting the variety of in-game promotions carried out in TLBB.
  • Average revenue per active paying account ("ARPU") for Changyou's games, excluding 7Road's games, increased 77% year-over-year and 13% quarter-over-quarter to RMB399. The year-over-year and quarter-over-quarter increases were mainly due to the decline in TLBB's low-spending active paying accounts and TLBB's advanced-level players increasing their spending in the first quarter of 2013.

Business Outlook

For the second quarter of 2013, Sohu estimates:

  • Total revenues to be between US$333 million and US$342 million.
  • Brand advertising revenues to be between $98 million and $100 million; this implies a sequential increase of 22% to 25% and an annual increase of 41% to 44%.
  • Sogou revenues to be between $48 million and $50 million; this implies a sequential increase of 22% to 27% and an annual growth of 58% to 65%.
  • Online game revenues to be between US$165 million and US$170 million.
  • Before deducting the share of non-GAAP net income pertaining to the Non-Controlling interest, non-GAAP net income to be between US$53 million and US$56 million.
  • Non-GAAP net income attributable to Sohu.com Inc. to be between US$19 million and US$21 million, and non-GAAP fully diluted earnings per share to be between US$0.50 and US$0.55.
  • Assuming no new grants of share-based awards, we estimate that compensation expenses relating to share-based awards to be around US$2 million to US$3 million. The estimated impact of this expense is expected to reduce Sohu's fully diluted earnings per share for the second quarter of 2013 under US GAAP by 5 to 7 US cents.

Non-GAAP Disclosure

Beginning in the fourth quarter of 2011, Sohu revised its non-GAAP reporting methodology to exclude income/expense from the adjustment of contingent consideration, goodwill impairment, impairment of intangibles via acquisitions of businesses and the related tax impact, in addition to its historical practice of excluding share-based awards from non-GAAP results.

To supplement the unaudited consolidated financial statements presented in accordance with accounting principles generally accepted in the United States of America ("GAAP"), Sohu's management uses non-GAAP measures of gross profit, operating profit, income tax expense, net income attributable to Sohu.com.Inc. and net income attributable to Sohu.com.Inc. per share, which are adjusted from results based on GAAP to exclude the impact of share-based awards, which consist mainly of share-based compensation expenses and non-cash tax benefits from excess tax deductions related to share-based awards, income/expense from the adjustment of contingent consideration previously recorded for acquisitions and goodwill impairment and impairment of intangibles via acquisitions of businesses and the related tax impacts. These measures should be considered in addition to results prepared in accordance with GAAP, but should not be considered a substitute for, or superior to, GAAP results.

Sohu's management believes excluding the impact of share-based awards, non-cash tax benefits from excess tax deductions related to share-based awards, income/expense from the adjustment of contingent consideration, goodwill impairment, impairment of intangibles via acquisitions of businesses and the related tax impact from its non-GAAP financial measure is useful for itself and investors. Further, the impact of share-based awards, utilization of non-cash tax benefits from excess tax deductions related to share-based awards, income/expense from the adjustment of contingent consideration, goodwill impairment, impairment of intangibles via acquisitions of businesses and the related tax impact cannot be anticipated by management and business line leaders and these expenses were not built into the annual budgets and quarterly forecasts, which have been the basis for information Sohu provides to analysts and investors as guidance for future operating performance. As the impact of share-based awards, non-cash tax benefits from excess tax deductions related to share-based awards, income/expense from the adjustment of contingent consideration, goodwill impairment, impairment of intangibles via acquisitions of businesses and the related tax impact does not involve subsequent cash outflow, Sohu does not factor this in when evaluating and approving expenditures or when determining the allocation of its resources to its business segments. As a result, in general, the monthly financial results for internal reporting and any performance measure for commissions and bonuses are based on non-GAAP financial measures that exclude the impact of share-based awards, non-cash tax benefits from excess tax deductions related to share-based awards, income/expense from the adjustment of contingent consideration, goodwill impairment, impairment of intangibles via acquisitions of businesses and the related tax impact.

The non-GAAP financial measures are provided to enhance investors' overall understanding of Sohu's current financial performance and prospects for the future. A limitation of using non-GAAP gross profit, operating profit, income tax expense, net income attributable to Sohu.com Inc. and net income attributable to Sohu.com Inc. per share, excluding the impact of share-based awards, non-cash tax benefits from excess tax deductions related to share-based awards, income/expense from the adjustment of contingent consideration, goodwill impairment, impairment of intangibles via acquisitions of businesses and the related tax impact is that the impact of share-based awards and non-cash tax benefits from excess tax deductions related to share-based awards have been and will continue to be a significant recurring expense in Sohu's business for the foreseeable future, income/expense from the adjustment of contingent consideration, goodwill impairment, impairment of intangibles via acquisitions of businesses and the related tax impact may recur in the future. In order to mitigate these limitations Sohu has provided specific information regarding the GAAP amounts excluded from each non-GAAP measure. The accompanying tables include details on the reconciliation between the GAAP financial measures that are most directly comparable to the non-GAAP financial measures that have been presented.

Notes to Financial Information         

Financial information in this press release other than the information indicated as being non-GAAP is derived from Sohu's unaudited interim financial statements prepared in accordance with GAAP.

Mezzanine equity consists of non-controlling interests in 7Road and a put option that gives the non-controlling shareholders the right to put their shares to Changyou at a pre-determined price if 7Road achieves specified performance milestones before the expiry of the put option and 7Road does not complete an initial public offering on NASDAQ, the New York Stock Exchange or The Stock Exchange of Hong Kong. The put option will expire in 2014. Non-controlling interests of 7Road and the put option are classified as mezzanine equity in Changyou's consolidated balance sheets, as redemption of the non-controlling interests is not solely within the control of Changyou.

In accordance with ASC subtopic 480-10, Changyou accretes the balance of non-controlling interests to its redemption value over the period from the date of the 7Road acquisition to the earliest exercise date of the put right. Any subsequent changes in the redemption value are considered to be changes in accounting estimates and are also recognized over the same period as net income attributable to mezzanine classified non-controlling interests.

In the first quarter of 2013, Changyou estimated, based on 7Road's forecasted performance for 2013, that 7Road will likely exceed its originally estimated performance for 2013, which is the basis used to determine the exercise price of the put option. As a result, the Company has increased the estimated redemption value of the mezzanine classified non-controlling interests in 7Road. The increase in the redemption value was recognized prospectively over the period from the date of the change in estimate to the earliest exercise date of the put right as an increase in net income attributable to mezzanine classified non-controlling interests.

Safe Harbor Statement

This announcement contains forward-looking statements. It is currently expected that the Business Outlook will not be updated until release of Sohu's next quarterly earnings announcement; however, Sohu reserves right to update its Business Outlook at any time for any reason. Statements that are not historical facts, including statements about Sohu's beliefs and expectations, are forward-looking statements. These statements are based on current plans, estimates and projections, and therefore you should not place undue reliance on them. Forward-looking statements involve inherent risks and uncertainties. We caution you that a number of important factors could cause actual results to differ materially from those contained in any forward-looking statement. Potential risks and uncertainties include, but are not limited to, the current global financial and credit markets crisis and its potential impact on the Chinese economy, the uncertain regulatory landscape in the People's Republic of China, fluctuations in Sohu's quarterly operating results, and Sohu's reliance on online advertising sales, online games and wireless services (most wireless revenues are collected from a few mobile network operators) for its revenues. Further information regarding these and other risks is included in Sohu's annual report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2012, and other filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission.

Conference Call and Webcast

Sohu's management team will host a conference call on the same day at 8:30 a.m. U.S. Eastern Time, April 29, 2013 (8:30 p.m. Beijing/Hong Kong time, April 29, 2013) following the quarterly results announcement.

The dial-in details for the live conference call are:

US Toll-Free:

+1-866-519-4004

International:

+65-6723-9382

Hong Kong:

+852-2475-0994

China Mainland

+86-800-819-0121 / +86-400-620-8038

Passcode:

SOHU

Please dial in 10 minutes before the call is scheduled to begin and provide the passcode to join the call.

A telephone replay of the call will be available after the conclusion of the conference call at 10:30 a.m. Eastern Time on April 29 through 11:59 p.m. Eastern Time on May 6, 2013. The dial-in details for the telephone replay are:

International:

+1-855-452-5696

Passcode:

34932896

The live webcast and archive of the conference call will be available on the Investor Relations section of Sohu's website at http://corp.sohu.com/.

About Sohu.com

Sohu.com Inc. (NASDAQ: SOHU) is China's premier online brand and indispensable to the daily life of millions of Chinese, providing a network of web properties and community based/web 2.0 products which offer the vast Sohu user community a broad array of choices regarding information, entertainment and communication. Sohu has built one of the most comprehensive matrices of Chinese language web properties and proprietary search engines, consisting of the mass portal and leading online media destination www.sohu.com; interactive search engine www.sogou.com; #1 games information portal www.17173.com; the top real estate website www.focus.cn; #1 online alumni club www.chinaren.com; leading online mapping service provider www.go2map.com; and developer and operator of online games www.changyou.com/en/.

Sohu corporate services consist of online brand advertising on its matrix of websites as well as bid listing and home page on its in-house developed search directory and engine. Sohu also offers wireless value-added services such as news, information, music, ringtone and picture content sent over mobile phones. Sohu's online game subsidiary, Changyou.com (NASDAQ: CYOU) has a diverse portfolio of online games that includes Tian Long Ba Bu, one of the most popular massively multi-player online ("MMO") games in China, and DDTank and Wartune (also known as Shen Qu), which are two popular web games in China. Sohu.com, established by Dr. Charles Zhang, one of China's internet pioneers, is in its seventeen year of operation.

For investor and media inquiries, please contact:

In China:

Mr. Eric Yuan

Sohu.com Inc.

Tel:

+86 (10) 6272-6593

E-mail:

ir@contact.sohu.com

In the United States:

Mr. Jeff Bloker

Christensen

Tel:

+1 (480) 614-3003

E-mail:

jbloker@ChristensenIR.com

SOHU.COM INC. CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF OPERATIONS (UNAUDITED, IN THOUSANDS EXCEPT PER SHARE AMOUNTS)

Three Months Ended

Mar. 31, 2013

Dec. 31, 2012

Mar. 31, 2012

Revenues:

Online advertising

        Brand advertising

$

80,237

$

82,051

$

60,968

        Search and others

36,052

38,705

21,637

             Subtotal

116,289

120,756

82,605

Online games

167,421

158,159

125,968

Wireless

13,773

12,632

13,351

Others

10,113

7,945

4,680

                   Total revenues

307,596

299,492

226,604

Cost of revenues:

Online advertising

       Brand advertising (includes stock-based compensation expense of $87, $155 and $194, respectively)

44,878

35,864

36,892

Search and others (includes stock-based compensation expense of $2, $23 and  $5, respectively)

20,792

21,572

13,128

Subtotal

65,670

57,436

50,020

Online games (includes stock-based compensation expense of $-19, $44 and $71, respectively)

22,650

21,875

15,831

Wireless (includes stock-based compensation expense of $0, $0, and $0, respectively)

9,271

8,358

8,853

Others (includes stock-based compensation expense of $0, $0 and $0, respectively)

5,938

5,874

4,818

        Total cost of revenues

103,529

93,543

79,522

Gross profit

204,067

205,949

147,082

Operating expenses:

Product development (includes stock-based compensation expense of $350, $1,191 and $1,172, respectively)

51,819

52,432

38,593

Sales and marketing (includes stock-based compensation expense of $172, $536  and $534, respectively)

58,723

68,833

38,654

General and administrative (includes stock-based compensation expense of $494, $1,815 and $954, respectively)

22,589

20,275

17,794

       Total operating expenses

133,131

141,540

95,041

Operating profit

70,936

64,409

52,041

Other income/(expense)

2,531

2,102

1,613

Interest income

6,701

5,585

6,495

Exchange difference

(1,985)

(704)

(643)

Income before income tax expense

78,183

71,392

59,506

 

Income tax expense

20,018

20,290

18,687

Net Income

58,165

51,102

40,819

Less: Net income attributable to the mezzanine classified noncontrolling interest shareholders

10,668

4,495

1,111

          Net income attributable to the noncontrolling interest shareholders

23,066

21,219

16,600

Net income attributable to Sohu.com Inc.

24,431

25,388

23,108

Basic net income per share attributable to Sohu.com Inc.

$

0.64

$

$0.67

$

0.61

Shares used in computing basic net income per share attributable to Sohu.com Inc.

38,169

38,046

38,084

Diluted net income per share attributable to Sohu.com Inc.

$

0.60

$

$0.60

$

0.53

Shares used in computing diluted net income per share attributable to Sohu.com Inc.

38,429

38,393

38,485

Note:

(a)       The classification of certain comparative figures of online advertising expenses has been changed to conform to the current period presentation.

SOHU.COM INC. CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS (UNAUDITED, IN THOUSANDS)

As of Mar. 31, 2013

As of Dec. 31, 2012

ASSETS

Current assets:

           Cash and cash equivalents

$

798,330

$

833,535

Restricted time deposits

116,448

116,140

Short term investments

73,580

54,901

Investment in debt securities

79,759

79,548

           Accounts receivable, net

116,187

98,398

           Prepaid and other current assets

61,828

49,256

                     Total current assets

1,246,132

1,231,778

Fixed assets, net

319,027

178,951

Goodwill

159,551

159,215

Intangible assets, net

70,818

70,054

Restricted time deposits

170,831

130,699

Prepaid non-current assets

167,872

291,643

Other assets

13,224

13,792

                         Total assets

$

2,147,455

$

2,076,132

LIABILITIES

Current liabilities:

           Accounts payable

$

63,264

$

61,429

           Accrued liabilities

114,946

117,029

           Receipts in advance and deferred revenue

81,931

89,687

           Accrued salary and benefits

58,458

61,722

           Taxes payable

37,476

33,897

           Deferred tax liability

13,551

11,878

           Short-term bank loans

113,000

113,000

           Other short-term liabilities

45,300

63,352

           Contingent consideration

-

76

                     Total current liabilities

$

527,926

$

552,070

Long-term accounts payable

11,274

12,684

Long-term bank loans

157,496

126,353

Deferred tax liabilities

7,797

7,998

Contingent consideration

-

-

Total long-term liabilities

$

176,567

$

147,035

                         Total liabilities

$

704,493

$

699,105

MEZZANINE EQUITY

72,606

61,810

 

SHAREHOLDERS' EQUITY:

          Sohu.com Inc. shareholders' equity

1,119,551

1,084,223

          Noncontrolling Interest

250,805

230,994

                     Total shareholders' equity

$

1,370,356

$

1,315,217

Total liabilities, mezzanine equity and shareholders'   

equity

$

$2,147,455

$

2,076,132


SOHU.COM INC. RECONCILIATIONS OF NON-GAAP RESULTS OF OPERATION MEASURES TO THE NEAREST COMPARABLE GAAP MEASURES (UNAUDITED, IN THOUSANDS EXCEPT PER SHARE AMOUNTS)

Three Months Ended Mar. 31, 2013

Three Months Ended Dec. 31, 2012

Three Months Ended Mar. 31, 2012

GAAP

Non-GAAP Adjustments

Non-GAAP

GAAP

Non-GAAP Adjustments

Non-GAAP

GAAP

Non-GAAP Adjustments

Non-GAAP

87

(a)

155

(a)

194

(a)

Brand advertising gross profit

$

35,359

$

87

$

35,446

$

46,187

$

155

$

46,342

$

24,076

$

194

$

24,270

Brand advertising gross margin

44%

44%

56%

56%

39%

40%

2

(a)

23

(a)

5

(a)

Search and others gross profit

$

15,260

$

2

$

15,262

$

17,133

$

23

$

17,156

$

8,509

$

5

$

8,514

Search and others gross margin

42%

42%

44%

44%

39%

39%

89

(a)

178

(a)

199

(a)

Online advertising gross profit

$

50,619

$

89

$

50,708

$

63,320

$

178

$

63,498

$

32,585

$

199

$

32,784

Online advertising gross margin

44%

44%

52%

53%

39%

40%

(19)

(a)

44

(a)

71

(a)

Online games gross profit (d)

$

144,771

$

(19)

$

144,752

$

136,284

$

44

$

136,328

$

110,137

$

71

$

110,208

Online games gross margin

86%

86%

86%

86%

87%

87%

Wireless gross profit

$

4,502

$

-

$

4,502

$

4,274

$

-

$

4,274

$

4,498

$

-

$

4,498

Wireless gross margin

33%

33%

34%

34%

34%

34%

Others gross profit (d)

$

4,175

$

-

$

4,175

$

2,071

$

-

$

2,071

$

(138)

$

-

$

(138)

Others gross margin

41%

41%

26%

26%

-3%

-3%

70

(a)

222

(a)

270

(a)

Gross profit

$

204,067

$

70

$

204,137

$

205,949

$

222

$

206,171

$

147,082

$

270

$

147,352

Gross margin

66%

66%

69%

69%

65%

65%

1,086

(a)

3,764

(a)

2,930

(a)

Operating profit

$

70,936

$

1,086

$

72,022

$

64,409

$

3,764

$

68,173

$

52,041

$

2,930

$

54,971

Operating margin

23%

23%

22%

23%

23%

24%

3,764

(a)

2,930

(a)

1,086

(a)

2,099

(b)

1,048

(b)

Net income before Non-Controlling Interest

$

58,165

$

1,086

$

59,251

$

51,102

$

5,863

$

56,965

$

40,819

$

3,978

$

44,797

3,061

(a)

2,380

(a)

941

(a)

2,099

(b)

1,048

(b)

Net income attributable to

Sohu.com Inc for diluted net income per share (c)

$

22,988

$

941

$

23,929

$

23,064

$

5,160

$

28,224

$

20,243

$

3,428

$

23,671

Diluted net income per share attributable to Sohu.com Inc.

$

0.60

$

0.62

$

0.60

$

0.73

$

0.53

$

0.61

Shares used in computing diluted net income per share attributable to Sohu.com Inc.

38,429

38,493

38,393

38,480

38,485

38,658

Note: (a) To eliminate the impact of share-based awards as measured using the fair value method. (b) To adjust non-cash tax benefits from excess tax deductions related to share-based awards. (c) To adjust Sohu's economic interest in Changyou and Sogou under the treasury stock method and if-converted method, respectively. (d) The classification of certain comparative figures of revenues and cost of revenues for online games and others has been changed to conform to the current period presentation.

[1] Sogou operates search and others business and offers Internet value-added services ("IVAS") with respect to Web games developed by third-party developers. Search and others business include search and Sogou Web Directory. In statements of operations, revenues from search and Sogou Web Directory are recorded as "search and others" revenue, and revenues from IVAS are recorded as "others" revenue.

[2] Excludes 7Road's games and comprises the following games operated in China: Tian Long Ba Bu ("TLBB"), Duke of Mount Deer ("DMD"), Blade Online, Blade Hero 2, Tao Yuan, Da Hua Shui Hu, Zhong Hua Ying Xiong, Immortal Faith, and Legend of Ancient World.

SOURCE Sohu.com Inc.



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