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Sohu.com Reports Fourth Quarter and Fiscal Year 2013 Unaudited Financial Results

Fourth Quarter of 2013:

BEIJING, Feb. 10, 2014 /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 fourth quarter and fisical year ended December 31, 2013.

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Fourth Quarter Highlights

  • Total revenues were US$385 million, up 29% year-over-year and 5% quarter-over-quarter.
  • Brand advertising revenues were US$123 million, up 50% year-over-year and down 1% quarter-over-quarter.
  • Sogou[1] revenues were US$70 million, up 72% year-over-year and 23% quarter-over-quarter.
  • Online game revenues were US$172 million, up 9% year-over-year and 6% quarter-over-quarter.
  • GAAP net income attributable to Sohu.com Inc. was US$2 million, or US6 cents per fully-diluted share. Non-GAAP[2] net income attributable to Sohu.com Inc. was US$5 million, or US12 cents per fully-diluted share.

Fiscal Year 2013  Highlights

  • Total revenues reached US$1.4 billion, up 31% year-over-year.
  • Brand advertising revenues were US$429 million, up 48% year-over-year.
  • Sogou revenues were US$216 million, up 65% year-over-year.
  • Online game revenues reached US$669 million, up 17% year-over-year.

[1]

Sogou operates the search and others business and offers Internet value-added services ("IVAS") with respect to Web games developed by third-party developers. The search and others business includes search and Sogou Web Directory. In the 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]

Non-GAAP results exclude income/expense from share-based awards and the related tax impact, adjustment of contingent consideration, goodwill impairment, impairment of intangibles via acquisitions of businesses and the related tax impact, and dividend and deemed dividend to non-controlling preferred shareholders of Sogou. Explanation of the Company's non-GAAP financial measures and related reconciliations to GAAP financial measures are included in the accompanying "Non-GAAP Disclosure" and "Reconciliations of Non-GAAP Results of Operation Measures to the Nearest Comparable GAAP Measures."

Dr. Charles Zhang, Chairman and CEO of Sohu.com Inc. commented, "We are pleased to report that Sohu Group ended 2013 with a solid fourth quarter. The Group's total annual revenues rose 31% year-on-year to $1.4 billion. For the year of 2013, benefiting from a strong content offering and enhanced sales force, our video business more than doubled its revenues. By partnering with Tencent, Sogou has become a stronger contender in China's search market. And Changyou delivered solid financial results while investing aggressively in multiple new initiatives for long-term growth."

Dr. Zhang added, "For the fourth quarter, Sohu Video maintained strong year-on-year revenue growth as mobile monetization was on upward trajectory. Sogou completed a smooth integration with Soso with revenues hitting the high end of our guidance. For Changyou, its core game portfolios continued to perform well. In the meantime, its platform strategy is well on track. With effective marketing campaigns, the aggregate monthly active accounts of its platform increased by 51% from the previous quarter."

Ms. Belinda Wang, Co-President and COO added, "For the fourth quarter, our brand advertising business delivered solid results with revenues up 50% year-on-year to $123 million. Auto, FMCG and real estate continued to be the key sectors, and thanks to our video efforts, FMCG grew at over 100% on a year-on-year basis. Our mobile strategy continued to execute well. The new version of Sohu News Mobile App has been well applauded by users.Cross promotion amongst our multiple dominant mobile products yielded synergies as mobile traffic for our news and video applications continued to grow quickly."

Mr. Xiaochuan Wang, CEO of Sogou commented, "We had completed a smooth integration with Soso by the end of 2013 and Soso's multiple products and many of its talented engineers have joined the Sogou family. Benefiting from incremental traffic from Soso and Tencent, on PC search, Sogou has narrowed the gap with bigger rivals. On mobile search, Sogou also secured meaningful market share and is well positioned in this important space. With continued organic growth and the support of Tencent's vast online properties, Sogou's market share on PC and mobile search is expected to further grow over time."

Fourth Quarter Financial Results

Revenues

Total revenues for the fourth quarter of 2013 were US$385 million, up 29% year-over-year and 5% quarter-over-quarter.

Total online advertising revenues, which include revenues from brand advertising and search and others businesses for the fourth quarter of 2013, were US$188 million, up 55% year-over-year and 6% quarter-over-quarter.

Brand advertising revenues for the fourth quarter of 2013 totaled US$123 million, up 50% year-over-year and down 1% quarter-over-quarter. The year-over-year increase was mainly due to the revenue increase in online video and real estate advertising businesses.

Search and others revenues for the fourth quarter of 2013 were US$64 million, up 66% year-over-year and 23% quarter-over-quarter. The increase was mainly due to increased traffic and improved monetization.

Online game revenues for the fourth quarter of 2013 were US$172 million, up 9% year-over-year and 6% quarter-over-quarter. The year-over-year and quarter-over-quarter increase was mainly due to increased revenue from TLBB after the release of the major expansion pack "New TLBB" in the fourth quarter of 2013.

Mobile revenues for the fourth quarter of 2013 were US$10 million, down 21% year-over-year and 32% quarter-over-quarter.

Gross Margin

Both GAAP and non-GAAP gross margin was 64% for the fourth quarter of 2013, compared with 66% in the third quarter of  2013 and 69% in the fourth quarter of 2012.

Online advertising gross margin for the fourth quarter of 2013 was 48%, compared with 49% in the third quarter of 2013 and 52% in the fourth quarter of 2012. Non-GAAP online advertising gross margin for the fourth quarter of 2013 was 48%, compared with 49% in the third quarter of 2013 and 53% in the fourth quarter of 2012.

Both GAAP and non-GAAP gross margin for the brand advertising business in the fourth quarter of 2013 was 50%, compared with 49% in the third quarter of 2013 and 56% in the fourth quarter of 2012. The year-over-year decrease in gross margin was primarily due to increases in content and bandwidth costs, related to the development of the Sohu online video business.

Both GAAP and non-GAAP gross margin for search and others business in the fourth quarter of 2013 was 42%, compared with 49% in the third quarter of 2013 and 44% in the fourth quarter of 2012.

Both GAAP and non-GAAP gross margin for online games in the fourth quarter of 2013 was 85%, compared with 87% in the third quarter of 2013 and 86% in the fourth quarter of  2012.

Both GAAP and non-GAAP gross margin for the mobile business for the fourth quarter of 2013 was 36%, compared with 44% in the third quarter of 2013 and 34% in the fourth quarter of 2012.

Operating Expenses

For the fourth quarter of 2013, operating expenses totaled US$252 million, up 78% year-over-year and 32% quarter-over-quarter. Non-GAAP operating expenses were US$248 million, up 79% year-over-year and 32% quarter-over-quarter. The year-over-year increase was mainly due to an increase in salaries and compensation expenses as a result of increased headcount and increased marketing and promotion expense. The quarter-over-quarter increase was primarily due to an increase in marketing expense of Changyou associated with a series of new products.

Operating Profit

Operating loss for the fourth quarter of 2013 was US$4 million, compared with operating profit of US$52 million in the previous quarter and operating profit of US$64 million in the fourth quarter of 2012. The operating loss was mainly due to increased expenses related to sales and marketing and product development.

Non-GAAP operating profit for the fourth quarter of 2013 was US$1 million, compared with operating profit of US$55 million in the previous quarter and operating profit of US$68 million in the fourth quarter of 2012.

Income Tax

In December 2013, the main operating entity of Sohu's online game subsidiary Changyou was approved as a "2013 and 2014 Key National Software Enterprise," and is subject to a preferential corporate income tax rate of 10% for the tax years 2013 and 2014. Changyou had previously recorded income tax expense for 2013 based on a corporate income tax rate of 15%. After adjusting for the tax refund anticipated from applying the new lower tax rate in 2013, Sohu's GAAP and non-GAAP income tax benefit was US$5 million in the fourth quarter of 2013.

Net Income

Before deducting the share of net income pertaining to Non-controlling Interest, GAAP net income for the fourth quarter of 2013 was US$14 million, compared with net income of US$41 million in the previous quarter and net income of US$51 million in the fourth quarter of 2012. Non-GAAP net income for the fourth quarter of 2013 was US$19 million, compared with net income of US$44 million in the previous quarter and net income of US$57 million in the fourth quarter of 2012.

GAAP net income attributable to Sohu.com Inc. for the fourth quarter of 2013 was US$2 million, or US6 cents per fully diluted share, compared with US$65 million net loss in the previous quarter and US$23 million net income in the fourth quarter of 2012. Non-GAAP net income attributable to Sohu.com Inc. for the fourth quarter of 2013 was US$5 million, or US12 cents per fully-diluted share, compared with net income of US$20 million in the previous quarter and net income of US$28 million in the fourth quarter of 2012.

Cash Balance

As of December 31, 2013, the Sohu Group had cash and cash equivalents of US$1,287 million, compared with US$834 million as of  December 31, 2012.

Fiscal Year 2013 Financial Results

Revenues

Total revenues for 2013 were US$1.4 billion, up 31% compared with 2012.

Total online advertising revenues, which include revenues from the brand advertising and search and others businesses for 2013, were US$627 million, up 51% compared with 2012.

Brand advertising revenues for 2013 were US$429 million, up 48% compared with 2012. The year-over-year increase was mainly due to revenue increases in the online video and real estate advertising businesses.

Search and others revenues for 2013 were US$199 million, up 60% compared with 2012. The year-over-year increase was mainly contributed by the search and web directory businesses, as a result of increased traffic and improved monetization.

Online game revenues for 2013 were US$669 million, up 17% compared with 2012. The increase was mainly due to increased revenue from TLBB and the growth of Wartune overseas in 2013.

Mobile revenues for 2013 were US$54 million, down 4% compared with 2012.

Gross Margin

Both GAAP and non-GAAP gross margin was 66% for 2013, compared with 65% in 2012.

Both GAAP and non-GAAP gross margin for online advertising for 2013 was 47%, compared with 44% in 2012.

Both GAAP and non-GAAP gross margin for brand advertising for 2013 was 48%, compared with GAAP gross margin of 44% and non-GAAP gross margin of 45% in 2012.

Both GAAP and non-GAAP gross margin for the search and others business for 2013 was 45%, compared with 43% in 2012.

Both GAAP and non-GAAP gross margin for online games for 2013 was 86%, compared with 87% in 2012.

Both GAAP and non-GAAP gross margin for the mobile business for 2013 was 39%, compared with 34% in 2012.

Operating Expenses

For 2013, operating expenses totaled US$737 million, up 55% compared with 2012. Non-GAAP operating expenses were US$727 million, up 59% compared with 2012. The increase was primarily due to an increase in salaries and compensation expenses as a result of increased headcount and higher marketing and promotion costs.

Operating Profit

Operating profit for 2013 was US$183 million, down 18% compared with 2012. Operating margin was 13% for 2013, compared with 21% in 2012.

Non-GAAP operating profit for 2013 was US$194 million, down 19% compared with 2012. Non-GAAP operating margin was 14% for 2013, compared with 23% in 2012.

Income Tax

As a result of Changyou's main operating entity being approved as a "2013 and 2014 Key National Software Enterprise" in December 2013, Changyou's main operating entity is subject to a preferential corporate income tax rate of 10% for the tax years 2013 and 2014. As a result, Sohu's GAAP and non-GAAP income tax expenses were US$50 million for 2013, compared with GAAP income tax expenses of US$76 million and non-GAAP income tax expenses of US$71 million in 2012.

Net Income

Before deducting the share of net income pertaining to Non-controlling Interest, GAAP net income for 2013 was US$167 million, down 6% compared with 2012. Non-GAAP net income for 2013 was US$177 million, down 12% compared with 2012.

GAAP net loss attributable to Sohu.com Inc. for 2013 was US$18 million, or US47 cents loss per fully-diluted share, compared with net income of US$64 million in 2012. Non-GAAP net income attributable to Sohu.com Inc. for 2013 was US$71 million, or US$1.84 per fully-diluted share, down 28% compared with 2012.

Ms. Carol Yu, Co-President and CFO of Sohu.com Inc. commented, "2014 will be a year of investment for the Sohu Group. We will continue to invest heavily in online video business given its strategic importance for our Group. And for our online game business, Changyou is relentlessly investing in new game development and platform initiatives. These escalated investments will unavoidably impact our near term bottom line performance but will strengthen our long-term competitiveness in China's internet industry."

Other Developments

Changyou announced today that its Board of Directors has approved new employee incentive plans, under which Changyou will pay compensation to employees based on the profits of Changyou, or the profits of specified projects. Under two plans Changyou will create pools, each consisting of an aggregate of up to 5% of Changyou's annual adjusted net profits (or up to 10% in the aggregate for the two pools), and a third plan is structured to allow eligible employees on a specified project of the Company to share in up to 20% of the adjusted net profits of the specified project. Eligible employees will participate in these plans by paying an amount to purchase instruments that will entitle them, while they are employed by Changyou, to receive annual compensation under the plan. Changyou's management believes the implementation of these plans will grant these employees a sense of "ownership" in Changyou and encourage an entrepreneurial spirit, as well as provide additional incentive to participating employees to work toward strong results within their areas of responsibility, which will be of benefit not only to those employees, but to Changyou and its shareholders as a whole.

Business Outlook

For the first quarter of 2014, Sohu estimates:

  • Total revenues to be between US$355 million and US$367 million.
  • Brand advertising revenues to be between US$110 million and US$115 million; this implies a sequential decrease of 7% to 11% and an annual increase of 37% to 43%.
  • Sogou revenues to be between US$67 million and US$69 million; this implies a sequential decrease of 2% to 5% and an annual growth of 70% to 76%.
  • Online game revenues to be between US$160 million and US$165 million; this implies a sequential decrease of 4% to 7% and an annual decrease of 1% to 4%.
  • Before deducting the share of non-GAAP net loss pertaining to Non-Controlling interest, non-GAAP net loss to be between US$50 million and US$56 million.
  • Non-GAAP net loss attributable to Sohu.com Inc. to be between US$42 million and US$46 million, and non-GAAP loss per fully-diluted share to be between US$1.10 and US$1.20.
  • Assuming no new grants of share-based awards, we estimate that compensation expenses relating to share-based awards to be around US$5 million to US$6 million. The estimated impact of this expense is expected to increase Sohu's loss per fully-diluted share for the first quarter of 2014 under US GAAP by 13 to 15 US cents. This figure should not be used to calculate Sohu's projected GAAP earnings per fully-diluted share, as there are other factors impacting such a calculation, for which no reconciliation is provided.

Non-GAAP Disclosure

Sohu discloses its non-GAAP operating results by excluding income/expense from share-based awards and the related tax impact, adjustment of contingent consideration, goodwill impairment, impairment of intangibles via acquisitions of businesses and the related tax impact, and dividend and deemed dividend to non-controlling preferred shareholders of Sogou.

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, goodwill impairment, impairment of intangibles via acquisitions of businesses and the related tax impact, and dividend and deemed dividend to non-controlling preferred shareholders. 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, and dividend and deemed dividend to non-controlling preferred shareholders 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, and dividend and deemed dividend to non-controlling preferred shareholders 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, and dividend and deemed dividend to non-controlling preferred shareholders does not involve subsequent cash outflow and is not reflected in cash flow at the equity transaction level, Sohu does not factor this impact 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 measures 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, and dividend and deemed dividend to non-controlling preferred shareholders.

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, and dividend and deemed dividend to non-controlling preferred shareholders is that the impact of share-based awards and non-cash tax benefits from excess tax deductions related to share-based awards has 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, and dividend and deemed dividend to non-controlling preferred shareholders may recur when Sohu and its affiliates enter into equity transactions. 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 gave the non-controlling shareholders the right to put their shares to Changyou at a pre-determined price if 7Road achieved specified performance milestones before the expiry of the put option and 7Road did not complete an initial public offering on NASDAQ, the New York Stock Exchange or The Stock Exchange of Hong Kong. Non-controlling interests of 7Road and the put option were classified as mezzanine equity in Changyou's consolidated balance sheets, as redemption of the non-controlling interests was not solely within the control of Changyou.

In accordance with ASC subtopic 480-10, Changyou accreted 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 were considered to be changes in accounting estimates and were also recognized over the same period as net income attributable to mezzanine classified non-controlling interests.

On May 1, 2013, Changyou entered into an agreement to acquire all of the ordinary shares of 7Road held by the non-controlling shareholders. The acquisition was completed on June 5, 2013. Under ASC 810-10, changes in a parent's ownership interest while the parent retains control of its subsidiary are accounted for as equity transactions, and do not impact net income or comprehensive income in the consolidated financial statements. Following the closing of the acquisition, US$2.4 million, representing the excess of the amount of the mezzanine-classified non-controlling interests in 7Road over the purchase price as of the closing date, was recorded in Changyou's equity accounts.

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, instability in global financial and credit markets and its potential impact on the Chinese economy, recent slow-downs in the growth of 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 mobile services 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, February 10, 2014 (9:30 p.m. Beijing/Hong Kong time, February 10, 2014) following the quarterly and fiscal year results announcement.

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

US Toll-Free:

+1-866-519-4004

International:

+65-6723-9381

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 February 10 through February 17, 2014. The dial-in details for the telephone replay are:

International:

+1-855-452-5696

Passcode:

40505152

The live webcast and archive of the conference call will be available on the Investor Relations section of Sohu's website at http://investors.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; developer and operator of online games www.changyou.com/en/ and leading online video website tv.sohu.com.

Sohu corporate services consist of online brand advertising on Sohu's matrix of websites as well as bid listing and home page on its in-house developed search directory and engine. Sohu also provides multiple news and information service on mobile platforms, including Sohu News App and mobile news portal WAP.Sohu.com. 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 Wartune (also known as Shen Qu) and DDTank, which are two popular web games in China. Sohu.com, established by Dr. Charles Zhang, one of China's internet pioneers, is in its eighteenth 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: [email protected]

In the United States:

Mr. Jeff Bloker
Christensen
Tel: +1 (480) 614-3003
E-mail: [email protected]

 

SOHU.COM INC.

CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF OPERATIONS

(UNAUDITED, IN THOUSANDS EXCEPT PER SHARE AMOUNTS)




Three Months Ended


Twelve Months Ended



Dec. 31, 2013


Sep. 30, 2013


Dec. 31, 2012


Dec. 31, 2013


Dec. 31, 2012
Revised

Revenues:











Online advertising











        Brand advertising

$

123,318

$

124,780

$

82,051

$

428,526

$

290,205

        Search and others


64,387


52,305


38,705


198,915


124,389

             Subtotal


187,705


177,085


120,756


627,441


414,594

Online games


171,958


161,494


158,159


669,168


570,346

Mobile


9,937


14,524


12,632


53,547


55,893

Others


15,851


15,220


7,945


50,118


26,368

                   Total revenues


385,451


368,323


299,492


1,400,274


1,067,201












Cost of revenues:











Online advertising











       Brand advertising (includes stock-based 
     compensation expense of $235, $66, $155, $455 and
     $324, respectively)


61,445


63,780


35,864


221,659


161,195

Search and others (includes stock-based
     compensation expense of $20, $24, $23, $49 and $87, 
     respectively)


37,064


26,785


21,572


109,139


70,628

Subtotal


98,509


90,565


57,436


330,798


231,823

Online games (includes stock-based compensation
expense of $24, $38, $44, $71 and $237, respectively)


25,926


21,750


21,875


93,307


76,350

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


6,312


8,108


8,358


32,654


36,893

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


6,639


5,067


5,874


23,291


24,592

        Total cost of revenues


137,386


125,490


93,543


480,050


369,658












Gross profit


248,065


242,833


205,949


920,224


697,543












Operating expenses:











Product development (includes stock-based
compensation expense of $2,967, $912, $1,191, $4,637 and
$5,210, respectively)


90,389


70,551


52,432


276,120


181,359

Sales and marketing (includes stock-based
compensation expense of $339, $359, $536, $1,071 and
$2,149, respectively)


130,524


90,728


68,833


351,653


214,736

General and administrative (includes stock-based
compensation expense of $1,321, $1,799, $1,815, $4,146
and $5,959, respectively)


31,244


29,365


20,275


108,970


75,243

     Goodwill impairment and impairment of acquired

intangibles via acquisition of businesses


 

-


 

-


 

-


 

-


 

2,906

       Total operating expenses


252,157


190,644


141,540


736,743


474,244












Operating profit


(4,092)


52,189


64,409


183,481


223,299












Other income


7,125


1,533


2,102


12,721


5,422

Interest income


8,035


7,595


5,585


27,829


25,277

Exchange difference


(1,386)


(1,305)


(704)


(6,660)


(635)

Income before income tax expenses


9,682


60,012


71,392


217,371


253,363

 

Income tax expense/ (benefit)


(4,770)


18,923


20,290


50,422


76,171

Net Income


14,452


41,089


51,102


166,949


177,192












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


-


-


4,495


17,780


11,196

          Net income attributable to the noncontrolling
interest shareholders


11,618


22,855


21,219


82,044


78,837

Dividend or deemed dividend to non-controlling
Sogou series A preferred shareholders


-


82,423


-


82,423


14,219

 

Net income (loss)  attributable to Sohu.com Inc.


2,834


(64,189)


25,388


(15,298)


72,940












Basic net income (loss) per share attributable to Sohu.com Inc.

$

0.07

$

(1.68)

$

0.67

$

(0.40)

$

1.92

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


38,301


38,288


38,046


38,255


38,038












Diluted net income (loss) per share attributable to Sohu.com Inc.

$

0.06

$

(1.69)

$

0.60

$

(0.47)

$

1.66

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


38,564


38,522


38,393


38,502


38,392

 

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 Dec. 31, 2013


As of Dec. 31, 2012

ASSETS





Current assets:





           Cash and cash equivalents

$

1,287,288

$

833,535

Restricted time deposits


393,087


116,140

Short term investments


2,827


54,901

Investment in debt securities


82,009


79,548

           Accounts receivable, net


154,342


98,398

           Prepaid and other current assets


132,002


55,761

                     Total current assets


2,051,555


1,238,283

Fixed assets, net


564,442


178,951

Goodwill


208,795


159,215

Intangible assets, net


107,108


70,054

Restricted time deposits


40,961


130,699

Prepaid non-current assets


9,527


291,643

Other assets


16,327


13,792

                         Total assets

$

2,998,715

$

2,082,637






LIABILITIES





Current liabilities:





           Accounts payable

$

125,896

$

67,934

           Accrued liabilities


227,018


117,029

           Receipts in advance and deferred revenue


113,328


89,687

           Accrued salary and benefits


90,901


61,722

           Taxes payable


48,324


32,115

           Deferred tax liability


18,813


11,878

           Short-term bank loans


410,331


113,000

           Other short-term liabilities


79,798


63,352

           Contingent consideration


-


76

                     Total current liabilities

$

1,114,409

$

556,793






Long-term accounts payable


6,252


12,684

Long-term bank loans


-


126,353

Long-term Tax payable


24,835


1,782

Deferred tax liabilities


12,337


7,998

Contingent consideration


4,162


-

Total long-term liabilities

$

47,586

$

148,817

                         Total liabilities

$

1,161,995

$

705,610






MEZZANINE EQUITY


-


61,810

 

SHAREHOLDERS' EQUITY:





          Sohu.com Inc. shareholders' equity


1,326,705


1,084,223

          Noncontrolling Interest


510,015


230,994

                     Total shareholders' equity

$

1,836,720

$

1,315,217






Total liabilities, mezzanine equity and shareholders'   

equity

$

2,998,715

$

2,082,637

 

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 Dec. 31, 2013


Three Months Ended Sep. 30, 2013


Three Months Ended Dec. 31, 2012



GAAP


Non-GAAP Adjustments


Non-GAAP


GAAP


Non-GAAP Adjustments


Non-GAAP


GAAP


Non-GAAP Adjustments


Non-GAAP
























235

(a)





66

(a)





155

(a)


Brand advertising gross profit

$

61,873

$

235

$

62,108

$

61,000

$

66

$

61,066

$

46,187

$

155

$

46,342

Brand advertising gross margin


50%




50%


49%




49%


56%




56%





20

(a)





24

(a)





23

(a)


Search and others gross profit

$

27,323

$

20

$

27,343

$

25,520

$

24

$

25,544

$

17,133

$

23

$

17,156

Search and others gross margin


42%




42%


49%




49%


44%




44%
























255

(a)





90

(a)





178

(a)


Online advertising gross profit

$

89,196

$

255

$

89,451

$

86,520

$

90

$

86,610

$

63,320

$

178

$

63,498

Online advertising gross margin


48%




48%


49%




49%


52%




53%
























24

(a)





38

(a)





44

(a)


Online games gross profit (d)

$

146,032

$

24

$

146,056

$

139,744

$

38

$

139,782

$

136,284

$

44

$

136,328

Online games gross margin


85%




85%


87%




87%


86%




86%




















Mobile gross profit

$

3,625

$

-

$

3,625

$

6,416

$

-

$

6,416

$

4,274

$

-

$

4,274

Mobile gross margin


36%




36%


44%




44%


34%




34%




















Others gross profit (d)

$

9,212

$

-

$

9,212

$

10,153

$

-

$

10,153

$

2,071

$

-

$

2,071

Others gross margin


58%




58%


67%




67%


26%




26%











































279

(a)





128

(a)





222

(a)


Gross profit

$

248,065

$

279

$

248,344

$

242,833

$

128

$

242,961

$

205,949

$

222

$

206,171

Gross margin


64%




64%


66%




66%


69%




69%











































4,906

(a)





3,198

(a)





3,764

(a)


Operating profit

$

(4,092)

$

4,906

$

814

$

52,189

$

3,198

$

55,387

$

64,409

$

3,764

$

68,173

Operating margin


-1%




0%


14%




15%


22%




23%





























































































3,764

(a)






4,906

(a)





3,198

(a)





2,099

(b)


Net income before Non-Controlling Interest

$

14,452

$

4,906

$

19,358

$

41,089

$

3,198

$

44,287

$

51,102

$

5,863

$

56,965




































































2,440

(a)





3,061

(a)






2,299

(a)





82,424

(c)





2,099

(b)





















Net income (loss) attributable
to Sohu.com Inc. for diluted
net income (loss) per share (e)

$

2,268

$

2,299

$

4,567

$

(65,021)

$

84,864

$

19,843

$

23,064

$

5,160

$

28,224

Diluted net income (loss)  per share attributable to Sohu.com Inc.

$

0.06



$

0.12

$

(1.69)



$

0.51

$

0.60



$

0.73

 

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


38,564




38,687


38,522




38,559


38,393




38,480


Notes:

(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) Dividend to noncontrolling Sogou series A preferred shareholders.

(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.

(e) To adjust Sohu's economic interest in Changyou and Sogou under the treasury stock method and if-converted method, respectively.

 

SOHU.COM INC.

RECONCILIATIONS OF NON-GAAP RESULTS OF OPERATION MEASURES TO THE NEAREST COMPARABLE GAAP MEASURES

(UNAUDITED, IN THOUSANDS EXCEPT PER SHARE AMOUNTS)




Twelve Months Ended Dec. 31, 2013


Twelve Months Ended Dec. 31, 2012



GAAP


Non-GAAP Adjustments


Non-GAAP


GAAP


Non-GAAP Adjustments


Non-GAAP


















455

(a)





324

(a)


Brand advertising gross profit

$

206,867

$

455

$

207,322

$

129,010

$

324

$

129,334

Brand advertising gross margin


48%




48%


44%




45%


















49

(a)





87

(a)


Search and others gross profit

$

89,776

$

49

$

89,825

$

53,761

$

87

$

53,848

Search and others gross margin


45%




45%


43%




43%


















504

(a)





411

(a)


Online advertising gross profit

$

296,643

$

504

$

297,147

$

182,771

$

411

$

183,182

Online advertising gross margin


47%




47%


44%




44%


















71

(a)





237

(a)


Online games gross profit (f)

$

575,861

$

71

$

575,932

$

493,996

$

237

$

494,233

Online games gross margin


86%




86%


87%




87%














Mobile gross profit

$

20,893

$

-

$

20,893

$

19,000

$

-

$

19,000

Mobile gross margin


39%




39%


34%




34%



























Others gross profit (f)

$

26,827

$

-

$

26,827

$

1,776

$

-

$

1,776

Others gross margin


54%




54%


7%




7%































575

(a)





648

(a)


Gross profit

$

920,224

$

575

$

920,799

$

697,543

$

648

$

698,191

Gross margin


66%




66%


65%




65%
























13,966

(a)






10,429

(a)





2,906

(c)


Operating profit

$

183,481

$

10,429

$

193,910

$

223,299

$

16,872

$

240,171

Operating margin


13%




14%


21%




23%
























13,966

(a)












5,591

(b)












2,268

(c)






10,429

(a)





2,195

(d)


Net income before Non-Controlling Interest

$

166,949

$

10,429

$

177,378

$

177,192

$

24,020

$

201,212
























11,094

(a)












5,591

(b)












1,520

(c)






6,678

(a)





1,471

(d)






82,424

(e)





14,219

(e)


Net income (loss)  attributable
to Sohu.com Inc for diluted
net income (loss) per share (g)

$

(18,262)

$

89,102

$

70,840

$

63,858

$

33,895

$

97,753














Diluted net income (loss) per
share attributable to Sohu.com Inc.

 

$

(0.47)



$

1.84

 

$

1.66



$

2.54

 

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


38,502




38,570


38,392




38,480


Notes:

(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 goodwill impairment, impairment of intangibles via acquisitions of businesses and the related tax impact.

(d) To adjust income/expense from the adjustment of contingent consideration previously recorded for acquisitions.

(e) Dividend or deemed dividend to noncontrolling Sogou series A preferred shareholders.

(f) 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.

(g) To adjust Sohu's economic interest in Changyou and Sogou under the treasury stock method and if-converted method, respectively.

SOURCE Sohu.com Inc.

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