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NetEase Announces Fourth Quarter and Fiscal Year 2022 Unaudited Financial Results

NetEase Announces Fourth Quarter and Fiscal Year 2022 Unaudited Financial Results

HANGZHOU, China, Feb. 23, 2023 /PRNewswire/ -- NetEase, Inc. (NASDAQ: NTES and HKEX: 9999, "NetEase" or the "Company"), one of China's leading internet and online game services providers, today announced its unaudited financial results for the fourth quarter and fiscal year ended December 31, 2022.

Fourth Quarter 2022 Financial Highlights

  • Net revenues were RMB25.4 billion (US$3.7 billion), an increase of 4.0% compared with the fourth quarter of 2021.

- Games and related value-added services net revenues were RMB19.1 billion (US$2.8 billion), an increase of 1.6% compared with the fourth quarter of 2021.

- Youdao net revenues were RMB1.5 billion (US$210.8 million), an increase of 9.0% compared with the fourth quarter of 2021.

- Cloud Music net revenues were RMB2.4 billion (US$344.5 million), an increase of 25.8% compared with the fourth quarter of 2021.

- Innovative businesses and others net revenues were RMB2.4 billion (US$353.5 million), an increase of 3.4% compared with the fourth quarter of 2021.

  • Gross profit was RMB13.2 billion (US$1.9 billion), an increase of 2.5% compared with the fourth quarter of 2021.
  • Total operating expenses were RMB8.8 billion (US$1.3 billion), an increase of 6.0% compared with the fourth quarter of 2021.
  • Net income attributable to the Company's shareholders was RMB4.0 billion (US$573.1 million). Non-GAAP net income from continuing operations attributable to the Company's shareholders was RMB4.8 billion (US$697.6 million).[1]
  • Basic net income per share was US$0.18 (US$0.88 per ADS). Non-GAAP basic net income from continuing operations per share was US$0.22 (US$1.08 per ADS).[1]

[1] As used in this announcement, non-GAAP net income from continuing operations attributable to the Company's shareholders and non-GAAP basic and diluted net income from continuing operations per share and per ADS are defined to exclude share-based compensation expenses. See "Unaudited Reconciliation of GAAP and Non-GAAP Results" at the end of this announcement.

 

Fourth Quarter 2022 and Early 2023 Operational Highlights

  • Extended the popularity of leading franchise titles including both the Fantasy Westward Journey and Westward Journey Online series, as well as other hit titles such as Sky, Invincible and the mobile version of New Ghost.
  • Drove strong revenue and user growth of Eggy Party, a casual party mobile game initially launched in the Chinese mainland, accumulating the highest daily active users of any game in the history of NetEase Games.
  • Advanced the development of multiple games in the pipeline including Westward Journey Returns, Justice mobile game, Badlanders, Racing Master and Naraka: Bladepoint mobile game, as well as Harry Potter: Magic Awakened for the international markets.
  • Continued to grow Cloud Music's net revenues and improved margins. Broadened its music scope by signing multiple licensing agreements with major labels such as B'in Music and Pony Canyon, renewing its cooperation with Avex, and achieved impressive digital album sales by renowned artists such as Chenyu Hua and (G)I-DLE.
  • Achieved first-ever quarterly income from operations for Youdao, supported by healthy sales expansion of new products and services along with an optimized cost structure, despite a challenging macro environment.

"We experienced solid growth in 2022. Primarily as a result of the ongoing popularity of our leading games and the expansion of our range of products and services, we ended the year with total net revenues reaching RMB25.4 billion in the fourth quarter," said Mr. William Ding, Chief Executive Officer and Director of NetEase. "Focusing on our flagship titles and new games alike, in 2022 we brought more players into the fold with our diverse and growing game content. For example, Eggy Party represents a significant breakthrough for us in the casual game arena. The new addition further enlarges and diversifies our user base, augmenting our robust portfolio of games. We are very excited to introduce more new games to broader demographics, which we believe will pave the way for our solid future growth."

"Our other business lines, including Youdao and Cloud Music, are also on track. Leveraging our rich internal development capabilities, we will continue to elevate the value we bring to both customers and investors in 2023 by introducing even more creative, premium content to our growing global community," Mr. Ding concluded.

Fourth Quarter 2022 Financial Results

Net Revenues

Net revenues for the fourth quarter of 2022 were RMB25,354.1 million (US$3,676.0 million), compared with RMB24,426.8 million and RMB24,373.6 million for the preceding quarter and the fourth quarter of 2021, respectively.

Net revenues from games and related value-added services, which include both the operation of online games as well as other related or ancillary services to the games, were RMB19,085.7 million (US$2,767.2 million) for the fourth quarter of 2022, compared with RMB18,699.1 million and RMB18,792.0 million for the preceding quarter and the fourth quarter of 2021, respectively. Net revenues from the operation of online games accounted for approximately 91.8% of the segment's total net revenues for the fourth quarter of 2022, compared with 92.9% and 92.6% for the preceding quarter and the fourth quarter of 2021, respectively. Net revenues from mobile games accounted for approximately 66.4% of net revenues from the operation of online games for the fourth quarter of 2022, compared with 68.6% and 68.3% for the preceding quarter and the fourth quarter of 2021, respectively. 

Net revenues from Youdao were RMB1,454.0 million (US$210.8 million) for the fourth quarter of 2022, compared with RMB1,402.4 million and RMB1,333.8 million for the preceding quarter and the fourth quarter of 2021, respectively.

Net revenues from Cloud Music were RMB2,376.3 million (US$344.5 million) for the fourth quarter of 2022, compared with RMB2,357.2 million and RMB1,889.3 million for the preceding quarter and the fourth quarter of 2021, respectively. 

Net revenues from innovative businesses and others were RMB2,438.2 million (US$353.5 million) for the fourth quarter of 2022, compared with RMB1,968.0 million and RMB2,358.5 million for the preceding quarter and the fourth quarter of 2021, respectively.   

Gross Profit

Gross profit for the fourth quarter of 2022 was RMB13,244.4 million (US$1,920.3 million), compared with RMB13,743.9 million and RMB12,917.8 million for the preceding quarter and the fourth quarter of 2021, respectively.

The quarter-over-quarter and year-over-year decreases in games and related value-added services' gross profit were primarily due to the one-off recognition of royalty fees related to certain licensed games.

The quarter-over-quarter and year-over-year increases in Youdao's gross profit were primarily attributable to increased revenue contribution from its smart devices and online marketing services.

The quarter-over-quarter and year-over-year increases in Cloud Music's gross profit were primarily due to increased net revenues from its online music services and its social entertainment services, as well as continuously improved cost control measures. 

The quarter-over-quarter and year-over-year increases in innovative businesses and others' gross profit were primarily due to increased gross profit contribution from Yanxuan.

Gross Profit Margin

Gross profit margin for games and related value-added services for the fourth quarter of 2022 was 59.1%, compared with 65.0% and 60.9% for the preceding quarter and the fourth quarter of 2021, respectively. The quarter-over-quarter and year-over-year decreases were primarily attributable to the one-off recognition of royalty fees related to certain licensed games.

Gross profit margin for Youdao for the fourth quarter of 2022 was 53.3%, compared with 54.2% and 50.7% for the preceding quarter and the fourth quarter of 2021, respectively. The slight quarter-over-quarter decrease was mainly due to higher revenue contribution from sales of smart devices, which carry a lower gross profit margin than learning services. The year-over-year increase was mainly due to improved gross margin from the sale of smart devices.

Gross profit margin for Cloud Music was 17.8% for the fourth quarter of 2022, compared with 14.2% and 4.1% for the preceding quarter and the fourth quarter of 2021, respectively. The quarter-over-quarter and year-over-year improvements were mainly due to the factors enumerated above.

Gross profit margin for innovative businesses and others for the fourth quarter of 2022 was 31.5%, compared with 25.5% and 30.5% for the preceding quarter and the fourth quarter of 2021, respectively. The quarter-over-quarter increase was mainly due to margin improvement from Yanxuan and advertising services. The slight year-over-year increase was mainly due to margin improvement from Yanxuan, which was partially offset by decreased margin from advertising services.

Operating Expenses

Total operating expenses for the fourth quarter of 2022 were RMB8,810.9 million (US$1,277.5 million), compared with RMB9,002.1 million and RMB8,309.6 million for the preceding quarter and the fourth quarter of 2021, respectively. The quarter-over-quarter decrease was mainly due to decreased marketing expenditures related to games and related value-added services and Youdao. The year-over-year increase was mainly due to higher staff-related costs and marketing expenditures.

Other Income/ (Expenses)

Other income/ (expenses) consisted of investment income/ (loss), interest income, exchange (losses)/ gains and others. The quarter-over-quarter and year-over-year decreases in other income were mainly due to lower investment income from equity investments and higher unrealized net exchange losses from the Company's U.S. dollar-denominated bank deposits and loans balances as the exchange rate of the U.S. dollar against the RMB fluctuated during the periods.

Income Taxes 

The Company recorded a net income tax charge of RMB966.6 million (US$140.1 million) for the fourth quarter of 2022, compared with RMB1,586.7 million and RMB934.0 million for the preceding quarter and the fourth quarter of 2021, respectively. The effective tax rate for the fourth quarter of 2022 was 20.2%, compared with 19.3% and 14.2% for the preceding quarter and the fourth quarter of 2021, 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 RMB3,952.7 million (US$573.1 million) for the fourth quarter of 2022, compared with RMB6,699.4 million and RMB5,694.2 million for the preceding quarter and the fourth quarter of 2021, respectively.

NetEase reported basic net income of US$0.18 per share (US$0.88 per ADS) for the fourth quarter of 2022, compared with US$0.30 per share (US$1.49 per ADS) and US$0.25 per share (US$1.26 per ADS) for the preceding quarter and the fourth quarter of 2021, respectively.

Non-GAAP net income from continuing operations attributable to the Company's shareholders totaled RMB4,811.4 million (US$697.6 million) for the fourth quarter of 2022, compared with RMB7,469.6 million and RMB6,595.6 million for the preceding quarter and the fourth quarter of 2021, respectively.

NetEase reported non-GAAP basic net income from continuing operations of US$0.22 per share (US$1.08 per ADS) for the fourth quarter of 2022, compared with US$0.33 per share (US$1.66 per ADS) and US$0.29 per share (US$1.46 per ADS) for the preceding quarter and the fourth quarter of 2021, respectively.

Fiscal Year 2022 Financial Results

Net Revenues

Net revenues for fiscal year 2022 were RMB96,495.8 million (US$13,990.6 million), compared with RMB87,606.0 million for fiscal year 2021.

Net revenues from games and related value-added services were RMB74,566.5 million (US$10,811.1 million) for fiscal year 2022, compared with RMB67,819.3 million for fiscal year 2021. Net revenues from the operation of online games accounted for approximately 92.5% of the segment's total net revenues for fiscal year 2022, compared with 92.6% for fiscal year 2021. Net revenues from mobile games accounted for approximately 67.0% of net revenues from the operation of online games for fiscal year 2022, compared with 70.4% for fiscal year 2021. The lower percentage contribution from mobile games was mainly due to a higher proportion of net revenues generated by PC games such as Fantasy Westward Journey Online and Naraka: Bladepoint, although the total amount of net revenues from mobile games also increased in 2022 compared to the prior year.

Net revenues from Youdao were RMB5,013.2 million (US$726.8 million) for fiscal year 2022, compared with RMB5,354.4 million for fiscal year 2021.

Net revenues from Cloud Music were RMB8,992.2 million (US$1,303.7 million) for fiscal year 2022, compared with RMB6,997.6 million for fiscal year 2021.

Net revenues from innovative businesses and others were RMB7,923.9 million (US$1,148.9 million) for fiscal year 2022, compared with RMB7,434.8 million for fiscal year 2021. 

Gross Profit

Gross profit for fiscal year 2022 was RMB52,766.1 million (US$7,650.4 million), compared with RMB46,970.8 million for fiscal year 2021.

The year-over-year increase in games and related value-added services gross profit was primarily due to increased net revenues from the operation of online games, including PC games such as Fantasy Westward Journey Online and Naraka: Bladepoint and mobile games such as certain newly launched games and existing hit titles like Infinite Lagrange.

The year-over-year decrease in Youdao gross profit was mainly due to the conclusion of its after-school tutoring services for academic subjects under China's compulsory education system, which was partially offset by increased revenue contribution from its new services and products.

The year-over-year increase in Cloud Music gross profit was primarily attributable to increased net revenues, mainly from its social entertainment services, as well as improved cost control.

The slight year-over-year decrease in innovative businesses and others gross profit was primarily due to decreased gross profit from the Company's advertising business, which was partially offset by increased gross profits from Yanxuan.

Operating Expenses

Total operating expenses for fiscal year 2022 were RMB33,137.5 million (US$4,804.5 million), compared with RMB30,553.7 million for fiscal year 2021. The year-over-year increase was primarily due to higher staff-related costs and marketing expenditures mainly for games and related value-added services, as well as Cloud Music and Yanxuan.

Other Income/ (Expenses)

The slight year-over-year decrease was mainly due to higher investment loss arising from fair value changes of equity investments with readily determinable fair value, which was partially offset by higher unrealized net exchange gains, interest income and others.

Income Taxes

The Company recorded a net income tax charge of RMB5,031.8 million (US$729.5 million) for fiscal year 2022, compared with RMB4,128.3 million for fiscal year 2021. The effective tax rate was 20.7% for fiscal year 2022, compared with 19.6% for fiscal year 2021.

Net Income and Non-GAAP Net Income

Net income attributable to the Company's shareholders for fiscal year 2022 totaled RMB20,337.6 million (US$2,948.7 million), compared with RMB16,856.8 million for fiscal year 2021. Net income attributable to the Company's shareholders for fiscal year 2022 included net income from discontinued operations of RMB624.9 million (US$90.6 million), which was related to the prior disposal of the Kaola business.

NetEase reported basic net income of US$0.90 per share (US$4.52 per ADS) for fiscal year 2022, compared with US$0.74 per share (US$3.67 per ADS) for fiscal year 2021.

Non-GAAP net income from continuing operations attributable to the Company's shareholders for fiscal year 2022 totaled RMB22,808.4 million (US$3,306.9 million), compared with RMB19,761.9 million for fiscal year 2021.

NetEase reported non-GAAP basic net income from continuing operations of US$1.01 per share (US$5.07 per ADS) for fiscal year 2022, compared with US$0.86 per share (US$4.31 per ADS) for fiscal year 2021.

Quarterly Dividend

The board of directors has approved a dividend of US$0.0540 per share (US$0.2700 per ADS) for the fourth quarter of 2022 to holders of ordinary shares and holders of ADSs as of the close of business on March 9, 2023, 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 March 9, 2023 (Beijing/ Hong Kong Time). The payment date is expected to be March 21, 2023 for holders of ordinary shares, and on, or around, March 24, 2023 for holders of ADSs.

NetEase paid a dividend of US$0.0870 per share (US$0.4350 per ADS) for the third quarter of 2022 in December 2022.

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.

Other Information

As of December 31, 2022, the Company's 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 RMB95.6 billion (US$13.9 billion), compared with RMB85.6 billion as of December 31, 2021. Cash flow generated from operating activities was RMB27.7 billion (US$4.0 billion) for fiscal year 2022, compared with RMB24.9 billion for fiscal year 2021.

Share Repurchase/ Purchase Program

On February 25, 2021, the Company announced that its board of directors had approved a share repurchase program of up to US$2.0 billion of the Company's outstanding ADSs and ordinary shares in open market transactions for a period not to exceed 24 months beginning on March 2, 2021. This amount was subsequently increased to US$3.0 billion. This share repurchase program was completed on January 9, 2023 with the Company having purchased an aggregate of approximately 33.6 million ADSs for nearly US$3.0 billion.

On November 17, 2022, the Company announced that its board of directors had approved a new share repurchase program of up to US$5.0 billion of the Company's ADSs and ordinary shares in open market transactions. This new share repurchase program commenced on January 10, 2023 following the completion of the prior program and will be in effect for a period not to exceed 36 months from such date.

On August 31, 2021, the Company announced that its board of directors had approved a share purchase program of up to US$50.0 million of Youdao's outstanding ADSs for a period not to exceed 36 months beginning on September 2, 2021. Under the terms of this program, NetEase may purchase Youdao's ADSs in open-market transactions on the New York Stock Exchange. As of December 31, 2022, approximately 2.7 million ADSs had been purchased under this program for a total cost of US$22.0 million

The extent to which NetEase repurchases its ADSs and its ordinary shares or purchases Youdao's ADSs will depend 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 simultaneous webcast at 7:00 a.m. New York Time on Thursday, February 23, 2023 (Beijing/ Hong Kong Time: 8:00 p.m., Thursday, February 23, 2023). 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: 10028543, 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: 10028543. The replay will be available through March 2, 2023. 

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 https://ir.netease.com/.

About NetEase, Inc.

As a leading internet technology company based in China, NetEase, Inc. (NASDAQ: NTES and HKEX: 9999, "NetEase") provides premium online services centered around content creation. With extensive offerings across its expanding gaming ecosystem, the Company develops and operates some of China's most popular and longest running mobile and PC games. Powered by industry-leading in-house R&D capabilities in China and globally, 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), China's leading technology-focused intelligent learning company, and Cloud Music (HKEX: 9899), China's leading online music content community, as well as Yanxuan, NetEase's private label consumer lifestyle brand.

NetEase's market-leading ESG initiatives are among the most recognized in the global media and entertainment industry, earning it inclusion in 2022 Dow Jones Sustainability World Index, 2022 Dow Jones Sustainability Emerging Markets Index, and 2023 Bloomberg Gender-Equality Index, as well as receiving an "A" rating from MSCI. For more information, please visit: https://ir.netease.com/.  

Forward Looking Statements

This announcement contains statements of a forward-looking nature. These statements are made under the "safe harbor" provisions of the U.S. Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. You can identify these forward-looking statements by terminology such as "will," "expects," "anticipates," "future," "intends," "plans," "believes," "estimates" and similar statements. In addition, statements that are not historical facts, including statements about NetEase's strategies and business plans, its expectations regarding the growth of its business and its revenue and the quotations from management in this announcement are or contain forward-looking statements. NetEase may also make forward-looking statements in its periodic reports to the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (the "SEC"), in announcements made on the website of The Stock Exchange of Hong Kong Limited (the "Hong Kong Stock Exchange"), in press releases and other written materials and in oral statements made by its officers, directors or employees to third parties. The accuracy of these statements may be impacted by a number of business risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially from those projected or anticipated, including risks related to: the risk that the online 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; the risk that COVID-19 or other health risks in China or globally could adversely affect the Company's operations or financial results; risks associated with NetEase's business and operating strategies and its ability to implement such strategies; NetEase's ability to develop and manage its operations and business; competition for, among other things, capital, technology and skilled personnel; potential changes in government regulation that could adversely affect the industry and geographical markets in which NetEase operates, including, among others, initiatives to enhance supervision of companies listed on an overseas stock exchange and tighten scrutiny over data privacy and data security; the risk that NetEase may not be able to continuously develop new and creative online services or that NetEase will not be able to set, or follow in a timely manner, trends in the market; competition in NetEase's existing and potential markets; and the risk that fluctuations in the value of the Renminbi with respect to other currencies could adversely affect NetEase's business and financial results. Further information regarding these and other risks is included in NetEase's filings with the SEC and announcements on the website of the Hong Kong Stock Exchange. NetEase does not undertake any obligation to update this forward-looking information, except as required under the applicable law.

Non-GAAP Financial Measures

NetEase considers and uses non-GAAP financial measures, such as non-GAAP net income from continuing operations attributable to the Company's shareholders and non-GAAP basic and diluted net income from continuing operations per ADS and per share, as supplemental metrics in reviewing and assessing its operating performance and formulating its business plan. The presentation of non-GAAP financial measures is not intended to be considered in isolation or as a substitute for the financial information prepared and presented in accordance with accounting principles generally accepted in the United States of America ("U.S. GAAP").

NetEase defines non-GAAP net income from continuing operations attributable to the Company's shareholders as net income from continuing operations attributable to the Company's shareholders excluding share-based compensation expenses. Non-GAAP net income from continuing operations attributable to the Company's shareholders enables NetEase's management to assess its operating results without considering the impact of share-based compensation expenses. NetEase believes that these non-GAAP financial measures provide useful information to investors in understanding and evaluating the Company's current operating performance and prospects in the same manner as management does, if they so choose. NetEase also believes that the use of this non-GAAP financial measure facilitates investors' assessment of its operating performance.

Non-GAAP financial measures are not defined under U.S. GAAP and are not presented in accordance with U.S. GAAP. Non-GAAP financial measures have limitations as analytical tools. One of the key limitations of using non-GAAP net income from continuing operations attributable to the Company's shareholders is that it does not reflect all items of expense/ income that affect our operations. Share-based compensation expenses have been and may continue to be incurred in NetEase's business and are not reflected in the presentation of non-GAAP net income from continuing operations attributable to the Company's shareholders. In addition, the non-GAAP financial measures NetEase uses may differ from the non-GAAP measures used by other companies, including peer companies, and therefore their comparability may be limited.

NetEase compensates for these limitations by reconciling non-GAAP net income from continuing operations attributable to the Company's shareholders to the nearest U.S. GAAP performance measure, all of which should be considered when evaluating the Company's performance. See "Unaudited Reconciliation of GAAP and Non-GAAP Results" at the end of this announcement. NetEase encourages you to review its financial information in its entirety and not rely on a single financial measure. 

Contact for Media and Investors:
Margaret Shi 
Email: ir@service.netease.com
Tel: (+86) 571-8985-3378
Twitter: https://twitter.com/NetEase_Global

 

NETEASE, INC.







UNAUDITED CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS



(in thousands)









 December 31,  


December 31, 


 December 31,  



2021


2022


2022



 RMB  


 RMB  


 USD (Note 1) 

Assets







Current assets:







   Cash and cash equivalents


14,498,157


24,889,000


3,608,566

   Time deposits


70,754,846


84,947,679


12,316,256

   Restricted cash


2,876,628


2,699,055


391,326

   Accounts receivable, net


5,507,988


5,002,872


725,348

   Inventories, net


964,733


993,636


144,064

   Prepayments and other current assets, net


6,235,857


5,448,284


789,927

   Short-term investments


12,281,548


7,622,673


1,105,184

   Assets held for sale


497


-


-

Total current assets


113,120,254


131,603,199


19,080,671








Non-current assets:







   Property, equipment and software, net 


5,433,858


6,342,330


919,551

   Land use rights, net


4,108,090


4,121,767


597,600

   Deferred tax assets 


1,297,954


1,480,789


214,694

   Time deposits


5,823,840


2,973,840


431,166

   Restricted cash


1,330


270


39

   Other long-term assets, net


23,857,510


26,238,790


3,804,268

   Assets held for sale


1,088


-


-

Total non-current assets


40,523,670


41,157,786


5,967,318

Total assets 


153,643,924


172,760,985


25,047,989








Liabilities, Redeemable Noncontrolling Interests
    and Shareholders' Equity







Current liabilities:







   Accounts payable 


985,059


1,507,141


218,515

   Salary and welfare payables


4,133,254


4,732,941


686,212

   Taxes payable


4,537,050


2,813,096


407,861

   Short-term loans


19,352,313


23,875,704


3,461,652

   Contract liabilities


12,132,743


12,518,890


1,815,068

   Accrued liabilities and other payables


9,360,907


11,381,075


1,650,101

Total current liabilities


50,501,326


56,828,847


8,239,409








Non-current liabilities:







   Deferred tax liabilities


1,345,874


2,126,120


308,258

   Long-term loans


1,275,140


3,654,964


529,920

   Other long-term liabilities


1,097,708


1,277,574


185,231

Total non-current liabilities


3,718,722


7,058,658


1,023,409

Total liabilities


54,220,048


63,887,505


9,262,818








Redeemable noncontrolling interests 


145,238


136,440


19,782








NetEase, Inc.'s shareholders' equity


95,328,080


104,731,317


15,184,614

Noncontrolling interests


3,950,558


4,005,723


580,775

Total shareholders' equity


99,278,638


108,737,040


15,765,389








Total liabilities, redeemable noncontrolling 
    interests and shareholders' equity    


153,643,924


172,760,985


25,047,989








The accompanying notes are an integral part of this announcement.




 

 

 

NETEASE, INC.















UNAUDITED CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF INCOME











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















 Three Months Ended 


Year Ended



 December 31,  


 September 30,  


 December 31,  


 December 31,  


 December 31,  


December 31, 


December 31, 



2021


2022


2022


2022


2021


2022


2022



 RMB 


 RMB 


 RMB 


 USD (Note 1) 


RMB


RMB


USD (Note 1)
















Net revenues


24,373,565


24,426,760


25,354,129


3,676,003


87,606,026


96,495,809


13,990,577

Cost of revenues


(11,455,785)


(10,682,868)


(12,109,765)


(1,755,751)


(40,635,225)


(43,729,683)


(6,340,208)

Gross profit


12,917,780


13,743,892


13,244,364


1,920,252


46,970,801


52,766,126


7,650,369
















Operating expenses:















Selling and marketing expenses 


(3,300,032)


(3,768,618)


(3,417,909)


(495,550)


(12,214,191)


(13,402,721)


(1,943,212)

General and administrative expenses


(1,161,876)


(1,264,342)


(1,302,932)


(188,907)


(4,263,549)


(4,695,798)


(680,827)

Research and development expenses 


(3,847,704)


(3,969,156)


(4,090,076)


(593,005)


(14,075,991)


(15,039,014)


(2,180,452)

Total operating expenses


(8,309,612)


(9,002,116)


(8,810,917)


(1,277,462)


(30,553,731)


(33,137,533)


(4,804,491)

Operating profit


4,608,168


4,741,776


4,433,447


642,790


16,417,070


19,628,593


2,845,878
















Other income/ (expenses):















Investment income/ (loss), net


1,627,642


1,347,269


(37,102)


(5,379)


2,947,721


53,976


7,826

Interest income, net


395,029


556,148


629,290


91,238


1,519,714


2,149,673


311,673

Exchange (losses)/ gains, net


(331,390)


1,398,045


(594,241)


(86,157)


(490,481)


1,571,207


227,804

Other, net


297,244


164,435


344,875


50,002


710,435


846,815


122,777

Income before tax


6,596,693


8,207,673


4,776,269


692,494


21,104,459


24,250,264


3,515,958

Income tax


(933,985)


(1,586,673)


(966,574)


(140,140)


(4,128,269)


(5,031,838)


(729,548)
















Net income from continuing operations


5,662,708


6,621,000


3,809,695


552,354


16,976,190


19,218,426


2,786,410

Net income from discontinued operations


-


-


-


-


-


624,864


90,597

Net income


5,662,708


6,621,000


3,809,695


552,354


16,976,190


19,843,290


2,877,007
















Accretion of redeemable noncontrolling
    interests


(99,914)


(781)


(710)


(103)


(536,981)


(2,978)


(432)

Net loss attributable to noncontrolling
    interests


131,360


79,145


143,752


20,842


417,633


497,288


72,100

Net income attributable to the
    Company's shareholders


5,694,154


6,699,364


3,952,737


573,093


16,856,842


20,337,600


2,948,675

Including: 















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


5,694,154


6,699,364


3,952,737


573,093


16,856,842


19,712,736


2,858,078

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


-


-


-


-


-


624,864


90,597
















Basic net income per share *


1.74


2.05


1.22


0.18


5.07


6.23


0.90

-Continuing operations


1.74


2.05


1.22


0.18


5.07


6.04


0.87

-Discontinued operations


-


-


-


-


-


0.19


0.03
















Basic net income per ADS *


8.68


10.27


6.10


0.88


25.34


31.16


4.52

-Continuing operations


8.68


10.27


6.10


0.88


25.34


30.20


4.38

-Discontinued operations


-


-


-


-


-


0.96


0.14
















Diluted net income per share *


1.71


2.03


1.21


0.18


5.01


6.17


0.89

-Continuing operations


1.71


2.03


1.21


0.18


5.01


5.98


0.86

-Discontinued operations


-


-


-


-


-


0.19


0.03
















Diluted net income per ADS *


8.57


10.17


6.05


0.88


25.03


30.85


4.47

-Continuing operations


8.57


10.17


6.05


0.88


25.03


29.90


4.33

-Discontinued operations


-


-


-


-


-


0.95


0.14
















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















Basic


3,281,172


3,262,989


3,239,282


3,239,282


3,325,864


3,263,455


3,263,455

Diluted


3,323,004


3,293,766


3,269,082


3,269,082


3,367,478


3,296,014


3,296,014














































*  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


Year Ended



 December 31, 


 September 30,  


 December 31,  


 December 31,  


 December 31,  


 December 31,  


 December 31,  



2021


2022


2022


2022


2021


2022


2022



 RMB  


 RMB  


 RMB  


 USD (Note 1) 


 RMB  


 RMB  


 USD (Note 1) 

Cash flows from operating activities:















    Net income 


5,662,708


6,621,000


3,809,695


552,354


16,976,190


19,843,290


2,877,007

    Net income from discontinued operations 


-


-


-


-


-


(624,864)


(90,597)

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















    Depreciation and amortization


836,042


713,852


769,141


111,515


3,275,727


2,858,209


414,401

    Fair value changes of equity security investments 


(984,901)


680,019


148,156


21,481


(471,880)


3,104,336


450,086

    Impairment losses of investments and other long-term assets


69,572


6,763


45,401


6,583


100,424


300,249


43,532

    Fair value changes of short-term investments


(166,513)


(119,620)


(23,364)


(3,388)


(639,757)


(342,642)


(49,678)

    Share-based compensation cost


1,002,899


786,999


876,560


127,089


3,041,492


3,174,160


460,211

    Allowance for expected credit losses


12,932


44,126


6,615


959


265,930


61,393


8,901

    Losses on disposal of property, equipment and software 


48,779


528


1,166


169


54,052


3,620


525

    Unrealized exchange losses/ (gains)


347,235


(1,401,893)


589,665


85,493


488,604


(1,604,260)


(232,596)

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


(13,091)


(1,724,433)


(62,922)


(9,123)


(186,920)


(1,791,355)


(259,722)

    Deferred income taxes


(431,015)


(234,336)


578,317


83,848


407,948


489,670


70,995

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


(448,053)


(159,128)


(54,746)


(7,937)


(1,573,068)


(1,259,941)


(182,674)

    Changes in operating assets and liabilities: 















        Accounts receivable


(97,064)


35,786


224,197


32,506


(1,186,586)


554,340


80,372

        Inventories


73,588


(88,300)


(60,695)


(8,800)


(343,587)


(27,613)


(4,004)

        Prepayments and other assets


870,684


368,673


1,095,882


158,888


640,349


731,100


106,000

        Accounts payable


(89,207)


(84,434)


576,021


83,515


(155,262)


447,666


64,905

        Salary and welfare payables


1,521,743


(567,676)


1,965,624


284,989


505,334


424,513


61,549

        Taxes payable


528,725


475,245


(928,071)


(134,558)


255,060


(917,614)


(133,042)

        Contract liabilities


(1,162,982)


1,580,450


(1,396,523)


(202,477)


1,351,261


385,396


55,877

        Accrued liabilities and other payables


786,517


552,688


849,094


123,106


2,121,416


1,899,580


275,413

    Net cash provided by operating activities


8,368,598


7,486,309


9,009,213


1,306,212


24,926,727


27,709,233


4,017,461
















Cash flows from investing activities:















    Purchase of property, equipment and software


(442,524)


(557,028)


(348,821)


(50,574)


(1,601,830)


(2,100,264)


(304,510)

    Proceeds from sale of property, equipment and software


56,517


3,307


2,257


327


71,524


41,467


6,012

    Purchase of intangible assets, content and licensed copyrights    


(297,142)


(152,276)


(161,987)


(23,486)


(1,508,179)


(543,220)


(78,759)

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


(1,474,371)


156,475


(931,790)


(135,097)


3,694,890


776,357


112,561

    Purchase of short-term investments with terms over three
        months


(4,300,000)


-


(4,700,000)


(681,436)


(15,285,000)


(5,950,000)


(862,669)

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


3,313,543


1,195,475


6,966,682


1,010,074


13,235,845


10,175,160


1,475,260

    Investment in long-term investments and acquisition of
        subsidiaries   


(2,020,029)


(844,513)


(1,694,928)


(245,741)


(6,541,567)


(5,129,680)


(743,734)

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


616,542


2,277,625


92,795


13,454


1,115,457


2,411,070


349,572

    Placement/ rollover of matured time deposits


(26,628,133)


(18,830,844)


(22,975,014)


(3,331,064)


(81,298,080)


(98,973,884)


(14,349,864)

    Proceeds from maturities of time deposits


15,707,821


17,770,581


27,676,529


4,012,719


81,307,297


92,247,046


13,374,564

    Change in other long-term assets


(99,692)


(31,782)


(61,552)


(8,924)


(268,651)


(323,779)


(46,944)

    Net cash (used in)/ provided by investing activities


(15,567,468)


987,020


3,864,171


560,252


(7,078,294)


(7,369,727)


(1,068,511)
















The accompanying notes are an integral part of this announcement.













 

 

 

NETEASE, INC.















UNAUDITED CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF CASH FLOWS (CONTINUED)











(in thousands)

















Three Months Ended


Year Ended



 December 31, 


 September 30,  


 December 31,  


 December 31,  


 December 31,  


 December 31,  


 December 31,  



2021


2022


2022


2022


2021


2022


2022



 RMB  


 RMB  


 RMB  


 USD (Note 1) 


 RMB  


 RMB  


 USD (Note 1) 

Cash flows from financing activities:















    Net changes from loans with terms of three months or less  


425,020


(3,645,232)


(3,753,493)


(544,205)


(442,207)


(1,274,043)


(184,719)

    Proceed of loans with terms over three months


2,277,171


70,691


2,765,086


400,900


4,447,586


6,392,695


926,854

    Payment of loans with terms over three months


(1,311,823)


(50,208)


(191,158)


(27,715)


(2,297,135)


(273,639)


(39,674)

    Amounts paid for NetEase's issuance of shares in Hong Kong


-


-


-


-


(13,800)


-


-

    Net Amounts received/ (paid) related to capital contribution from  
        or repurchase of noncontrolling interests and redeemable
        noncontrolling interests shareholders


1,320,122


14,305


23,616


3,424


2,870,147


(30,921)


(4,483)

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


(2,112,256)


(1,956,829)


(3,007,765)


(436,085)


(12,910,533)


(8,328,124)


(1,207,464)

    Dividends paid to noncontrolling interest shareholders


(731,250)


-


-


-


(731,250)


-


-

    Dividends paid to NetEase's shareholders


(940,540)


(1,617,574)


(2,018,984)


(292,725)


(3,508,377)


(6,723,667)


(974,840)

    Net cash used in by financing activities     


(1,073,556)


(7,184,847)


(6,182,698)


(896,406)


(12,585,569)


(10,237,699)


(1,484,326)
















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


(80,670)


3,470


53,237


7,719


(55,354)


110,403


16,007

Net increase in cash, cash equivalents and restricted cash               

(8,353,096)


1,291,952


6,743,923


977,777


5,207,510


10,212,210


1,480,631

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


25,729,211


19,552,450


20,844,402


3,022,154


12,168,605


17,376,115


2,519,300

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


17,376,115


20,844,402


27,588,325


3,999,931


17,376,115


27,588,325


3,999,931
















Supplemental disclosures of cash flow information:















    Cash paid for income tax, net


858,304


1,550,748


971,217


140,813


3,547,299


5,092,391


738,327

    Cash paid for interest expense


42,879


193,329


264,232


38,310


187,628


588,381


85,307
















The accompanying notes are an integral part of this announcement.













 

 

 

NETEASE, INC.















UNAUDITED SEGMENT INFORMATION













(in thousands, except percentages)































Three Months Ended


Year Ended



 December 31,  


 September 30,  


 December 31,  


 December 31,  


 December 31,  


December 31, 


December 31, 



2021


2022


2022


2022


2021


2022


2022



RMB


RMB


RMB


USD (Note 1)


RMB


RMB


USD (Note 1)

Net revenues:















Games and related value-added services 


18,791,991


18,699,106


19,085,708


2,767,168


67,819,288


74,566,471


10,811,122

Youdao


1,333,791


1,402,434


1,453,982


210,808


5,354,357


5,013,182


726,843

Cloud Music


1,889,265


2,357,248


2,376,257


344,525


6,997,622


8,992,221


1,303,749

Innovative businesses and others


2,358,518


1,967,972


2,438,182


353,502


7,434,759


7,923,935


1,148,863

Total net revenues


24,373,565


24,426,760


25,354,129


3,676,003


87,606,026


96,495,809


13,990,577
















Cost of revenues:















Games and related value-added services 


(7,347,120)


(6,551,193)


(7,805,578)


(1,131,702)


(26,007,412)


(27,784,419)


(4,028,362)

Youdao


(657,329)


(642,254)


(679,295)


(98,489)


(2,448,146)


(2,430,738)


(352,424)

Cloud Music


(1,812,036)


(2,023,600)


(1,953,900)


(283,289)


(6,854,948)


(7,699,103)


(1,116,265)

Innovative businesses and others


(1,639,300)


(1,465,821)


(1,670,992)


(242,271)


(5,324,719)


(5,815,423)


(843,157)

Total cost of revenues


(11,455,785)


(10,682,868)


(12,109,765)


(1,755,751)


(40,635,225)


(43,729,683)


(6,340,208)
















Gross profit:















Games and related value-added services 


11,444,871


12,147,913


11,280,130


1,635,466


41,811,876


46,782,052


6,782,760

Youdao


676,462


760,180


774,687


112,319


2,906,211


2,582,444


374,419

Cloud Music


77,229


333,648


422,357


61,236


142,674


1,293,118


187,484

Innovative businesses and others


719,218


502,151


767,190


111,231


2,110,040


2,108,512


305,706

Total gross profit


12,917,780


13,743,892


13,244,364


1,920,252


46,970,801


52,766,126


7,650,369
















Gross profit margin:















Games and related value-added services 


60.9 %


65.0 %


59.1 %


59.1 %


61.7 %


62.7 %


62.7 %

Youdao


50.7 %


54.2 %


53.3 %


53.3 %


54.3 %


51.5 %


51.5 %

Cloud Music


4.1 %


14.2 %


17.8 %


17.8 %


2.0 %


14.4 %


14.4 %

Innovative businesses and others


30.5 %


25.5 %


31.5 %


31.5 %


28.4 %


26.6 %


26.6 %
















The accompanying notes are an integral part of this announcement.











 

 

 

NETEASE, INC.

NOTES TO UNAUDITED FINANCIAL INFORMATION

Note 1: The conversion of Renminbi (RMB) into United States dollars (USD) is based on the noon buying rate of USD1.00 = RMB6.8972 on the last trading day of December 2022 (December 30, 2022) as set forth in the H.10 statistical release of the U.S. Federal Reserve Board. No representation is made that the RMB amounts could have been, or could be, converted into US$ at that rate on December 30, 2022, 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


Year Ended





















December 31, 


September 30, 


December 31, 


December 31, 


December 31, 


December 31, 


December 31, 





















2021


2022


2022


2022


2021


2022


2022





















RMB


RMB


RMB


USD (Note 1)


RMB


RMB


USD (Note 1)




















Share-based compensation cost included in:

































Cost of revenues

267,424


190,645


195,793


28,387


833,389


758,413


109,960




















Operating expenses

































  Selling and marketing expenses

38,657


24,980


33,001


4,785


118,611


120,171


17,423




















  General and administrative expenses

358,595


288,598


349,444


50,664


1,105,547


1,214,995


176,158




















  Research and development expenses

338,223


282,776


298,322


43,253


983,945


1,080,581


156,670





















































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 subsidiaries to meet the disclosure requirements under U.S. GAAP or different accounting standards requirement.

Note 4: The unaudited reconciliation on 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


Year Ended

















 December 31,  


 September 30,  


 December 31,  


 December 31,  


 December 31,  


December 31, 


December 31, 

















2021


2022


2022


2022


2021


2022


2022

















RMB


RMB


RMB


USD (Note 1)


RMB


RMB


USD (Note 1)















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


5,694,154


6,699,364


3,952,737


573,093


16,856,842


19,712,736


2,858,078















Add: Share-based compensation


901,421


770,255


858,637


124,491


2,905,065


3,095,693


448,833















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


6,595,575


7,469,619


4,811,374


697,584


19,761,907


22,808,429


3,306,911












































Non-GAAP basic net income from continuing
    operations per share *


2.01


2.29


1.49


0.22


5.94


6.99


1.01















Non-GAAP basic net income from continuing
    operations per ADS *


10.05


11.45


7.43


1.08


29.71


34.95


5.07















Non-GAAP diluted net income from continuing
    operations per share *


1.98


2.27


1.47


0.21


5.87


6.92


1.00















Non-GAAP diluted net income from continuing
    operations per ADS *


9.92


11.34


7.36


1.07


29.34


34.60


5.02












































*  Each ADS represents five ordinary shares.





























The accompanying notes are an integral part of this announcement.





























 

 

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