Netease Announces Revenues
NetEase.com ( NTES) today announced its unaudited financial results for the quarter ended September 30, 2009.
Net profit for the third quarter of 2009 totaled RMB393.8 million (US$57.7 million), compared to RMB468.1 million(US$68.6 million) and RMB313.3 million (US$45.9 million) for the preceding quarter and the third quarter of 2008, respectively.
Total revenues for the third quarter of 2009 were RMB879.4 million (US$128.8 million), compared to RMB872.1 million(US$127.8 million) and RMB806.6 million (US$118.2 million) for the preceding quarter and the third quarter of 2008, respectively.
Revenues from online games were RMB775.1 million (US$113.6 million) for the third quarter of 2009, compared toRMB781.5 million (US$114.5 million) and RMB675.1 million (US$98.9 million) for the preceding quarter and the third quarter of 2008, respectively.
In a statement, the company said, "On September 19, 2009, our affiliated company, Shanghai EaseNet, commenced the commercial operation in China of the World of Warcraft, a game licensed from Blizzard Entertainment, after receiving necessary approvals from appropriate government authorities, with huge player response. As previously announced, there is some regulatory uncertainty regarding World of Warcraft following an announcement by the PRC General Administration of Press and Publication (GAPP). We are currently seeking clarification from the relevant governmental authorities regarding this statement by GAPP and look forward to a speedy resolution from the government authorities."