Perfect World Announces Fourth Quarter and Fiscal Year 2013 Unaudited Financial Results

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BEIJING, March 10, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Perfect World Co., Ltd. (PWRD) ("Perfect World" or the "Company"), a leading online game developer and operator based in China, today announced its unaudited financial results for the fourth quarter and fiscal year ended December 31, 2013.

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Fourth Quarter 2013 Highlights[1]

  • Total revenues were RMB914.3 million (USD151.0 million), compared with RMB820.2 million in the previous quarter and RMB679.9 million in the same quarter last year.
  • Gross profit was RMB686.8 million (USD113.4 million), compared with RMB637.7 million in the previous quarter and RMB522.6 million in the same quarter last year.
  • Operating profit was RMB9.8 million (USD1.6 million), compared with RMB115.1 million in the previous quarter and RMB27.9 million in the same quarter last year.  Excluding the share-based compensation charge and the goodwill impairment, non-GAAP operating profit[2] was RMB108.6 million (USD17.9 million), compared with RMB135.7 million in the previous quarter and RMB82.6 million in the same quarter last year.
  • Net income attributable to the Company's shareholders was RMB209.8 million (USD34.7 million), compared with RMB120.9 million in the previous quarter and RMB86.4 million in the same quarter last year.  Excluding the share-based compensation charge, the goodwill impairment and the gain from disposal of discontinued operations (net of tax), non-GAAP net income attributable to the Company's shareholders[2] was RMB163.8 million (USD27.1 million), compared with RMB141.5 million in the previous quarter and RMB141.1 million in the same quarter last year.
  • Basic and diluted earnings per ADS[3] were RMB4.25 (USD0.71) and RMB4.18 (USD0.69), respectively, compared with RMB2.47 and RMB2.41, respectively, in the previous quarter, and RMB1.79 and RMB1.78, respectively, in the same quarter last year.  Excluding the share-based compensation charge, the goodwill impairment and the gain from disposal of discontinued operations (net of tax), non-GAAP basic and diluted earnings per ADS2 were RMB3.33 (USD0.55) and RMB3.26 (USD0.54), respectively, compared with RMB2.89 and RMB2.82 respectively, in the previous quarter, and RMB2.92 and RMB2.90, respectively, in the same quarter last year.
  • In December 2013, started to commercialize "DOTA2" in mainland China.
  • Invested in two leading Chinese gaming portals, TGBus.com and PTBus.com.

[1] The U.S. dollar (USD) amounts disclosed in this press release, except for those transaction amounts that were actually settled in U.S. dollars, are presented solely for the convenience of the reader. The conversion of Renminbi (RMB) into USD in this release is based on the noon buying rate in The City of New York for cable transfers in RMB per USD as certified for customs purposes by the Federal Reserve Bank of New York as of December 31, 2013, which was RMB6.0537 to USD1.00. The percentages stated in this press release are calculated based on the RMB amounts.


[2] As used in this press release, non-GAAP operating profit is defined to exclude share-based compensation charge and the goodwill impairment from operating profit. Non-GAAP net income attributable to the Company's shareholders and non-GAAP earnings per ADS are defined to exclude share-based compensation charge, the goodwill impairment and the gain from disposal of discontinued operations (net of tax) from net income attributable to the Company's shareholders and earnings per ADS, respectively. See "Non-GAAP Financial Measures" and "Reconciliation of GAAP and Non-GAAP Results" at the end of this press release.


[3] Each ADS represents five ordinary shares.

Fiscal Year 2013 Financial Highlights

  • Total revenues were RMB3,052.7 million (USD504.3 million), compared with RMB2,770.6 million in fiscal year 2012.
  • Gross profit was RMB2,341.0 million (USD386.7 million), compared with RMB2,230.7 million in fiscal year 2012.
  • Operating profit was RMB337.9 million (USD55.8 million), compared with RMB565.9 million in fiscal year 2012.  Excluding the share-based compensation charge and the goodwill impairment, non-GAAP operating profit was RMB491.1 million (USD81.1 million), compared with RMB677.9 million in fiscal year 2012. 
  • Net income attributable to the Company's shareholders was RMB542.4 million (USD89.6 million), compared with RMB540.7 million in fiscal year 2012.  Excluding the share-based compensation charge, the goodwill impairment and the gain from disposal of discontinued operations (net of tax), non-GAAP net income attributable to the Company's shareholders was RMB550.8 million (USD91.0 million), compared with RMB652.6 million in fiscal year 2012. 
  • Basic and diluted earnings per ADS were RMB11.12 (USD1.83) and RMB10.95 (USD1.81), respectively, compared with RMB11.31 and RMB11.15, respectively, in fiscal year 2012.  Excluding the share-based compensation charge, the goodwill impairment and the gain from disposal of discontinued operations (net of tax), non-GAAP basic and diluted earnings per ADS were RMB11.29 (USD1.86) and RMB11.12 (USD1.84), respectively, compared with RMB13.65 and RMB13.46, respectively, in fiscal year 2012.

Mr. Robert Xiao, CEO of Perfect World commented, "We are pleased to announce our fourth quarter 2013 financial results.  Our revenues rose by 11% sequentially, which came in above the high end of our expectations.  During the quarter, a number of our games, such as our flagship client-based MMORPG 'Zhu Xian,' continued to perform well.  In addition, 'Return of the Condor Heroes,' our first hardcore mobile game, contributed nicely to the quarter's growth."

"As part of our consistent practice to invigorate our existing games, we released a number of expansion packs and content updates during the quarter.  We have also been working on a more comprehensive and well-rounded pipeline with a line-up of attractive client-based games across a wide range of genres, such as the highly-anticipated 'DOTA2' and our 3D MMORPG 'Legend of the Condor Heroes,' as well as a number of web and mobile games.  'DOTA2' is currently at the initial stage of commercialization and we expect to have a large-scale full launch in China soon.  'Neverwinter,' another world-class title that has already generated wide excitement among gamers in the U.S. and Europe, is gearing up for launch in China later this year.  While we have been pleased with the current performance of our mobile game 'Return of the Condor Heroes,' we also launched another hardcore mobile game, 'Fantasy of the Immortals,' which is our first 3D RPG mobile game, very recently.  We look forward to introducing more high-quality mobile games, such as 'Forsaken World,' to the market going forward."

"In addition to our robust pipeline, our global R&D capabilities and extensive overseas network are critical competitive advantages that we continue to sharpen.  'Neverwinter,' an MMORPG developed by our Cryptic Studios in the U.S., well demonstrates our strong global R&D capabilities given its success in a number of different markets.  Maintaining our leading position among Chinese online gaming companies in overseas markets, we continue to strengthen our overseas network.  While the number of games operated by our subsidiaries in overseas markets has been growing, we continued to extend our efforts on licensing and launching our games through overseas partners in various markets.  We believe this vast overseas network in conjunction with our extensive operational experience in China will continue to give us an important edge as we move forward."

"Looking back at the full year, with revenue growth of 10.2% over 2012, we were pleased that we successfully took our business through a challenging market transition and obtained initial success of diversifying our business in new areas other than traditional PC MMORPG.  During year 2013, we not only made progress on our core PC MMORPG business by introducing several new games, such as the popular MMORPGs 'Swordsman Online' and 'Saint Seiya Online,' but also made solid strides in the mobile area with the successful debut of our first 2D RPG mobile game, 'Return of the Condor Heroes.' "

"With 2013 behind us, we are looking to forge ahead and tap new areas for growth.  In addition to looking for opportunities to invest in other gaming companies with great products and growth potential, we are actively seeking strategic partnerships with leading companies in various industries to extend our channel coverage and branding influence beyond the traditional online gaming industry.  For example, we very recently signed a strategic partnership framework agreement with Huawei, a leading multinational telecommunications equipment supplier and terminal device manufacturer, and plan to pair our high-quality gaming products and services with their terminal devices to bring premium entertainment experiences to our users.  To help lead us in these efforts, I'm pleased to announce that we have appointed Mr. Alex Xu, our senior vice president in charge of business development and investment, as our Chief Business Officer to help us better capture new growth opportunities in the global market in this fast-growing industry."

"Given the strength of our comprehensive and diverse portfolio, strong global R&D capabilities and well-established operating network, we have confidence in the long-term sustainable growth of our business.  As we continue to generate healthy cash flow from our operations, the board of directors declared annual cash dividends on March 8, 2014, in the aggregate amount of approximately USD24 million to our shareholders of record as of the close of business on April 3, 2014 (Eastern Time), at USD0.096 per Class A or Class B ordinary share, or USD0.48 per ADS, each representing five Class B ordinary shares of the Company.  The cash dividends are expected to be distributed in or around April 2014.  We intend to distribute annual dividends in the future.  However, the distribution of any future dividends will be at the full discretion of the Board and will be dependent on our financial position, results of operations, available cash, capital requirements and other factors.  Bringing value to our shareholders has always been one of our most important commitments, and we will continue to remain focused on the long-term health of our business and the best interest of our shareholders."

Fourth Quarter 2013 Financial Results

Total Revenues

Total revenues were RMB914.3 million (USD151.0 million), compared with RMB820.2 million in the previous quarter and RMB679.9 million in the same quarter last year. 

Online game operation revenues, which include both domestic and overseas online game operations, were RMB843.8 million (USD139.4 million), compared with RMB750.2 million in the previous quarter and RMB599.7 million in the same quarter last year.  The sequential growth in online game operation revenues was primarily attributable to the eye-catching performance of the Company's new mobile game "Return of the Condor Heroes", along with the strong contribution from some existing client-based games such as the Company's flagship title "Zhu Xian."

The aggregate average concurrent users (ACU) for PC online games under operation in mainland China was approximately 803,000, compared with 778,000 in the previous quarter and 620,000 in the same quarter last year.  The increase from the previous quarter was mainly attributable to the initial commercialization of the world-class online game, "DOTA2."

Licensing revenues were RMB48.6 million (USD8.0 million), compared with RMB39.1 million in the previous quarter and RMB36.5 million in the same quarter last year.  The increase from the previous quarter was primarily due to an increase in initial license fees arising from new commercial launches overseas and the sequential growth in usage-based royalty fees in certain overseas markets.

Other revenues were RMB21.9 million (USD3.6 million), compared with RMB30.9 million in the previous quarter and RMB43.7 million in the same quarter last year.  Most of the other revenues for 4Q13 were associated with "Torchlight 2," a popular pay-per-install game developed by Runic Games, the Company's majority-owned subsidiary based in the U.S.  Installations of "Torchlight 2" increased following some promotional activities for this game in 3Q13, while there were no similar promotional activities in 4Q13.

Cost of Revenues

Cost of revenues was RMB227.5 million (USD37.6 million), compared with RMB182.5 million in the previous quarter and RMB157.3 million in the same quarter last year.  The increase from the previous quarter was mainly due to an impairment associated with certain of the Company's smaller games, as well as an increase in revenue sharing with mobile game distribution platforms as a result of the strong performance of the Company's mobile games in 4Q13.

Gross Profit and Gross Margin

Gross profit was RMB686.8 million (USD113.4 million), compared with RMB637.7 million in the previous quarter and RMB522.6 million in the same quarter last year.  Gross margin was 75.1%, compared with 77.8% in the previous quarter and 76.9% in the same quarter last year.

Operating Expenses

Operating expenses were RMB677.0 million (USD111.8 million), compared with RMB522.6 million in the previous quarter and RMB494.7 million in the same quarter last year.  The increase in operating expenses from the previous quarter was mainly due to the goodwill impairment associated with the Company's Japanese subsidiary, as well as higher R&D expenses, sales and marketing expenses, and general administrative expenses in 4Q13.

R&D expenses were RMB271.5 million (USD44.8 million), compared with RMB236.0 million in the previous quarter and RMB230.9 million in the same quarter last year.  The increase from the previous quarter was primarily due to an increase in staff cost, including a special year-end bonus.

Sales and marketing expenses were RMB233.1 million (USD38.5 million), compared with RMB210.2 million in the previous quarter and RMB148.0 million in the same quarter last year.  The increase from the previous quarter was primarily due to an increase in advertising and promotional expenses as the Company released a number of major expansion packs for its client-based MMORPGs and started to ramp up promotions for mobile games in 4Q13.

General and administrative expenses were RMB95.2 million (USD15.7 million), compared with RMB76.4 million in the previous quarter and RMB75.0 million in the same quarter last year.  The increase from the previous quarter was mainly due to an increase in staff cost and the impairment of the trademark recognized from the acquisition of the Company's Japanese subsidiary in April 2010.

Goodwill impairment was RMB77.3 million (USD12.8 million), compared with Nil in the previous quarter and RMB40.8 million in the same quarter last year.  The goodwill impairment was associated with the Company's Japanese subsidiary.  As of December 31, 2013, all goodwill arising from the acquisition of the Company's Japanese subsidiary in April 2010 was fully impaired.

Operating Profit

Operating profit was RMB9.8 million (USD1.6 million), compared with RMB115.1 million in the previous quarter and RMB27.9 million in the same quarter last year.  Excluding the share-based compensation charge and the goodwill impairment, non-GAAP operating profit was RMB108.6 million (USD17.9 million), compared with RMB135.7 million in the previous quarter and RMB82.6 million in the same quarter last year.  

Total Other Income

Total other income was RMB59.6 million (USD9.9 million), compared with RMB26.6 million in the previous quarter and RMB64.7 million in the same quarter last year.  The increase from the previous quarter was largely attributable to an increase in government grant subsidy income.

Income Tax Expense

Income tax expense was RMB2.2 million (USD0.4 million), compared with RMB14.1 million in the previous quarter and RMB1.1 million in the same quarter last year.  The decrease from the previous quarter was primarily a result of an R&D super deduction recognized during the annual tax filing for some of the Company's PRC entities in 4Q13.

Gain from Disposal of Discontinued Operations, Net of Tax

Gain from disposal of discontinued operations (net of tax) was RMB166.3 million (USD27.5 million), compared with Nil in the previous quarter and Nil in the same quarter last year.  In December 2013, Perfect World announced that it entered into a definitive agreement to sell Beijing Huanxiang Zongheng Chinese Literature Website Co., Ltd.("PW Literature"), the entity that operated Perfect World's Chinese online reading business.  As of December 31, 2013, the Company has completed this transaction and recorded the related gain in the consolidated statements of operations in accordance with U.S. GAAP.

Net Income Attributable to the Company's Shareholders

Net income attributable to the Company's shareholders was RMB209.8 million (USD34.7 million), compared with RMB120.9 million in the previous quarter and RMB86.4 million in the same quarter last year.  Excluding the share-based compensation charge, the goodwill impairment and the gain from disposal of discontinued operations (net of tax), non-GAAP net income attributable to the Company's shareholders was RMB163.8 million (USD27.1 million), compared with RMB141.5 million in the previous quarter and RMB141.1 million in the same quarter last year.

Basic and diluted earnings per ADS were RMB4.25 (USD0.71) and RMB4.18 (USD0.69), respectively compared with RMB2.47 and RMB2.41, respectively, in the previous quarter, and RMB1.79 and RMB1.78, respectively, in the same quarter last year.  Excluding the share-based compensation charge, the goodwill impairment and the gain from disposal of discontinued operations (net of tax), non-GAAP basic and diluted earnings per ADS were RMB3.33 (USD0.55) and RMB3.26 (USD0.54), respectively, compared with RMB2.89 and RMB2.82, respectively, in the previous quarter, and RMB2.92 and RMB2.90, respectively, in the same quarter last year.

Cash and Cash Equivalents

As of December 31, 2013, the Company had RMB1,212.2 million (USD200.2 million) of cash and cash equivalents, compared with RMB932.9 million as of September 30, 2013.  The increase was primarily due to net cash inflow generated from the Company's online game operations.

Fiscal Year 2013 Financial Results

Total Revenues

Total revenues were RMB3,052.7 million (USD504.3 million) in fiscal year 2013, compared with RMB2,770.6 million in fiscal year 2012. 

Online game operation revenues, which include both domestic and overseas online game operations, were RMB2,800.3 million (USD462.6 million) in fiscal year 2013, compared with RMB2,499.4 million in fiscal year 2012.  The year-over-year increase was primarily attributable to the strong performance of several new games launched in China during the year and the continued strength of the Company's U.S. and European subsidiaries.

Licensing revenues were RMB149.3 million (USD24.7 million) in fiscal year 2013, compared with RMB171.6 million in fiscal year 2012.  The year-over-year decrease was primarily because more of the Company's games began to be operated by the Company's own subsidiaries in some overseas markets in fiscal year 2013.

Other revenues were RMB103.0 million (USD17.0 million) in fiscal year 2013, compared with RMB99.6 million in fiscal year 2012.

Cost of Revenues

Cost of revenues was RMB711.6 million (USD117.6 million) in fiscal year 2013, compared with RMB539.9 million in fiscal year 2012.  In fiscal year 2013, the Company successfully launched several new games, resulting in increases in revenue sharing, sales-related taxes and internet data center cost.

Gross Profit and Gross Margin

Gross profit was RMB2,341.0 million (USD386.7 million) in fiscal year 2013, compared with RMB2,230.7 million in fiscal year 2012.  Gross margin was 76.7% in fiscal year 2013, compared with 80.5% in fiscal year 2012. 

Operating Expenses

Operating expenses were RMB2,003.1 million (USD330.9 million) in fiscal year 2013, compared with RMB1,664.7 million in fiscal year 2012.  The year-over-year increase in operating expenses was mainly due to increases in advertising and promotional expenses associated with several major new games launched during the year and staff cost.

Operating Profit

Operating profit was RMB337.9 million (USD55.8 million) in fiscal year 2013, compared with RMB565.9 million in fiscal year 2012.  Excluding the share-based compensation charge and the goodwill impairment, non-GAAP operating profit was RMB491.1 million (USD81.1 million) in fiscal year 2013, compared with RMB677.9 million in fiscal year 2012.

Net Income Attributable to the Company's Shareholders

Net income attributable to the Company's shareholders was RMB542.4 million (USD89.6 million) in fiscal year 2013, compared with RMB540.7 million in fiscal year 2012.  Excluding the share-based compensation charge, the goodwill impairment and the gain from disposal of discontinued operations (net of tax), non-GAAP net income attributable to the Company's shareholders was RMB550.8 million (USD91.0 million) in fiscal year 2013, compared with RMB652.6 million in fiscal year 2012.  

Basic and diluted earnings per ADS were RMB11.12 (USD1.83) and RMB10.95 (USD1.81), respectively, in fiscal year 2013, compared with RMB11.31 and RMB11.15, respectively, in fiscal year 2012.  Excluding the share-based compensation charge, the goodwill impairment and the gain from disposal of discontinued operations (net of tax), non-GAAP basic and diluted earnings per ADS were RMB11.29 (USD1.86) and RMB11.12 (USD1.84), respectively, in fiscal year 2013, compared with RMB13.65 and RMB13.46, respectively, in fiscal year 2012.

Completion of the Divesture of Chinese Online Reading Business

In December 2013, Perfect World announced that it entered into a definitive agreement to sell Beijing Huanxiang Zongheng Chinese Literature Website Co., Ltd., the entity that operated Perfect World's Chinese online reading business, to Beijing Baidu Netcom Science Technology Co., Ltd., an entity unrelated to Perfect World, for a total consideration of approximately RMB191.5 million, for the acquisition of PW Literature's equity and the repayment of PW Literature's loan from Perfect World.

As of December 31, 2013, the Company has completed this transaction and recorded the related gain in the consolidated statements of operations in accordance with U.S. GAAP.  The Company has also separately reported the operating results from the Chinese online reading business as discontinued operations in the consolidated statements of operations for the quarter ended December 31, 2013 and prior comparative quarters.  The transaction is expected to sharpen Perfect World's focus on its core online game development and operation.

Declaration of Annual Cash Dividends

On March 8, 2014, the Company's board of directors declared annual cash dividends in the aggregate amount of approximately USD24 million to the Company's shareholders of record as of the close of business on April 3, 2014 (Eastern Time), at USD0.096 per Class A or Class B ordinary share, or USD0.48 per ADS, each representing five Class B ordinary shares of the Company.  The cash dividends are expected to be distributed in or around April 2014.

The Company intends to distribute annual dividends in the future.  However, the distribution of any future dividends will be at the full discretion of the Board and will be dependent on the Company's financial position, results of operations, available cash, capital requirements and other factors.

Business Outlook

Based on the Company's current operations, total revenues for the first quarter of 2014 are expected to be between RMB841 million and RMB887 million, representing a slight decline from the strong fourth quarter of 2013 but still an increase of 36% to 43% on a year-over-year basis.  Due to the long holiday of the Chinese New Year, the Company decided to slow down promotional activities for our client-based MMORPGs in the first quarter of 2014.

Non-GAAP Financial Measures

To supplement the financial measures prepared in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles in the United States, or GAAP, this press release presents non-GAAP operating profit by excluding share-based compensation charge and the goodwill impairment from operating profit, as well as non-GAAP net income attributable to the Company's shareholders and non-GAAP earnings per ADS by excluding share-based compensation charge, the goodwill impairment and the gain from disposal of discontinued operations (net of tax) from net income attributable to the Company's shareholders and earnings per ADS, respectively.  The Company believes these non-GAAP financial measures are important to help investors understand the Company's operating and financial performance, compare business trends among different reporting periods on a consistent basis and assess the Company's core operating results.  As such, the Company excludes from its core operating results certain expenses that are not expected to result in cash payments and the gain from disposal of discontinued operations (net of tax) that the Company does not believe is reflective of its ordinary and ongoing course of activities.  The use of the above non-GAAP financial measures has certain limitations.  Share-based compensation charge has been and will continue to be incurred and goodwill impairment may recur in the future.  The disposal of discontinued operations does provide cash inflows to the Company and its related gain has a one-off positive effect on the Company's operating results and financial positions.  They are not reflected in the presentation of the non-GAAP financial measures, but should be considered in the overall evaluation of the Company's results.  None of the non-GAAP measures is a measure of net income attributable to the Company's shareholders, operating profit, operating performance or liquidity presented in accordance with GAAP.  The Company compensates for these limitations by providing the relevant disclosure of its share-based compensation charge, the goodwill impairment and the gain from disposal of discontinued operations (net of tax) in the reconciliations to the most directly comparable GAAP financial measures, which should be considered when evaluating the Company's performance.  These non-GAAP financial measures should be considered in addition to financial measures prepared in accordance with GAAP, but should not be considered a substitute for, or superior to, financial measures prepared in accordance with GAAP.  Reconciliation of each of these non-GAAP financial measures to the most directly comparable GAAP financial measure are set forth at the end of this release.

Conference Call

Perfect World will host a conference call and live webcast at 9:00pm Eastern Daylight Time on Monday, March 10, 2014 (9:00am Beijing time on Tuesday, March 11, 2014).

Dial-in numbers for the live conference call are as follows:

U.S. Toll Free Number                     

1-866-519-4004

International Dial-in Number             

+65-6723-9381

Mainland China Toll Free Number     

800-819-0121

Hong Kong Toll Free Number           

80-093-0346

U.K. Toll Free Number                     

080-8234-6646

Conference ID: PWRD


A live and archived webcast of the conference call will be available on the Investor Relations section of Perfect World's website at http://www.pwrd.com.

A telephone replay of the call will be available beginning two hours after the conclusion of the conference call through 11:59pm Eastern Time, March 18, 2014.

Dial-in numbers for the replay are as follows:

U.S. Toll Free Number

+1-855-452-5696

International Dial-in Number

+61-2-8199-0299

Conference ID:

3960854

About Perfect World Co., Ltd. (http://www.pwrd.com)

Perfect World Co., Ltd. (PWRD) is a leading online game developer and operator based in China.  Perfect World primarily develops online games based on proprietary game engines and game development platforms.  Perfect World's strong technology and creative game design capabilities, combined with extensive knowledge and experiences in the online game market, enable it to frequently and promptly introduce popular games designed to cater changing customer preferences and market trends.  Perfect World's current portfolio of self-developed online games includes massively multiplayer online role playing games ("MMORPGs"): "Perfect World," "Legend of Martial Arts," "Perfect World II," "Zhu Xian," "Chi Bi," "Pocketpet Journey West," "Battle of the Immortals," "Fantasy Zhu Xian," "Forsaken World," "Dragon Excalibur," "Empire of the Immortals," "Return of the Condor Heroes," "Saint Seiya Online," "Swordsman Online" and "Holy King;" an online casual game: "Hot Dance Party;" and a number of web games and mobile games.  While a majority of the revenues are generated in China, Perfect World operates its games in North America, Europe, Japan, Korea and Southeast Asia through its own subsidiaries.  Perfect World's games have also been licensed to leading game operators in a number of countries and regions in Asia, Latin America, and the Russian Federation and other Russian speaking territories.  Perfect World intends to continue to explore new and innovative business models and is committed to maximizing shareholder value over time.

Safe Harbor Statements

This press release contains forward-looking statements.  These statements constitute forward-looking statements under the U.S. Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995.  These forward-looking statements can be identified by terminology such as "will," "expects," "anticipates," "future," "intends," "plans," "believes," "confidence," "estimates" and similar statements.  Among other things, the management's quotations and "Business Outlook" contain forward-looking statements.  Such statements involve certain risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially from those in the forward-looking statements.  Potential risks and uncertainties include, but are not limited to, Perfect World's ability to develop and operate new games that are commercially successful, the growth of the online game market and the continuing market acceptance of its games and in-game items in China and elsewhere, its ability to protect intellectual property rights, its ability to respond to competitive pressure, its ability to maintain an effective system of internal control over financial reporting, changes of the regulatory environment in China, and economic slowdown in China and/or elsewhere.  Further information regarding these and other risks is included in Perfect World's filings with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, including its annual report on Form 20-F.  All information provided in this press release and in the attachments is as of March 10, 2014, and Perfect World does not undertake any obligation to update any forward-looking statement as a result of new information, future events or otherwise, except as required under applicable law.

For further information, please contact

Perfect World Co., Ltd.
Vivien Wang – Vice President, Capital Market & Corporate Communications
Joanne Deng – Associate Investor Relations Director 
Tel: +86-10-5780-5700 
Fax: +86-10-5780-5713
Email: ir@pwrd.com
http://www.pwrd.com

Christensen Investor Relations
Patty Bruner
Tel: +1-480-614-3036
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Email: pbruner@christensenir.com

Jung Chang
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Fax: +852-2117-0869
Email: jchang@christensenir.com

 

Perfect World Co., Ltd.

Unaudited Condensed Consolidated Balance Sheets








December 31,


December 31,


December 31,


2012


2013


2013


RMB


RMB


USD

Assets






Current assets






Cash and cash equivalents 

799,632,647


1,212,157,293


200,234,120

Restricted cash and time deposits

891,462,180


226,100,000


37,349,059

Short-term investments

1,508,884,886


1,307,892,890


216,048,514

Accounts receivable, net

110,286,428


197,715,605


32,660,291

Due from related parties

7,542,600


3,393,089


560,498

Prepayment and other assets

156,083,903


424,839,088


70,178,418

Deferred tax assets

41,585,847


40,387,485


6,671,537

Total current assets

3,515,478,491


3,412,485,450


563,702,437

Non current assets






Equity investments

227,832,057


470,018,715


77,641,561

Time deposits

51,465,395


108,135,489


17,862,710

Restricted time deposits

7,814,450


7,597,873


1,255,079

Property, equipment, and software, net

1,206,485,419


1,353,740,512


223,622,002

Construction in progress

20,326,428


14,051,462


2,321,136

Intangible assets, net

229,013,555


330,718,241


54,630,762

Goodwill

408,829,417


511,270,880


84,455,933

Prepayments and other assets

87,332,624


86,177,977


14,235,588

Deferred tax assets

42,427,797


50,830,484


8,396,598

Total assets

5,797,005,633


6,345,027,083


1,048,123,806







Liabilities and Shareholders' Equity






Current liabilities






Accounts payable

70,696,803


95,908,036


15,842,878

Short-term bank loans

747,974,500


213,391,500


35,249,765

Advances from customers

133,949,512


102,469,102


16,926,690

Salary and welfare payable

232,137,936


287,057,153


47,418,464

Taxes payable

49,898,625


59,756,556


9,871,080

Accrued expenses and other liabilities

58,016,741


188,939,187


31,210,530

Due to related parties

150,000


91,750


15,156

Deferred revenues

365,705,044


742,171,227


122,597,953

Deferred tax liabilities

61,219,290


87,173,299


14,400,003

Deferred government grants

458,287


5,000,000


825,941

Total current liabilities

1,720,206,738


1,781,957,810


294,358,460

Non current liabilities






Deferred revenues

56,503,584


38,655,431


6,385,422

Deferred tax liabilities

6,875,864


13,408,787


2,214,974

Other long-term liabilities

1,619,438


2,800,000


462,527

Total liabilities

1,785,205,624


1,836,822,028


303,421,383







Shareholders' Equity






    Ordinary shares (US$0.0001 par value, 10,000,000,000

    shares authorized, 29,671,195 Class A ordinary shares

    issued and outstanding, 212,376,660 Class B ordinary

    shares issued and outstanding as of December 31, 2012;

    10,000,000,000 shares authorized, 29,671,195 Class A

    ordinary shares issued and outstanding, 217,308,865 Class

    B ordinary shares issued and outstanding as of December

    31, 2013)

193,960


197,003


32,543

Additional paid-in capital

329,804,508


452,966,738


74,824,775

Statutory reserves

272,938,726


312,339,625


51,594,830

Accumulated other comprehensive loss

(80,543,186)


(126,536,702)


(20,902,374)

Retained earnings

3,466,189,747


3,832,064,435


633,011,949

Total Perfect World Shareholders' Equity

3,988,583,755


4,471,031,099


738,561,723

Non-controlling interests

23,216,254


37,173,956


6,140,700

Total Shareholders' Equity

4,011,800,009


4,508,205,055


744,702,423

Total Liabilities and Shareholders' Equity

5,797,005,633


6,345,027,083


1,048,123,806



 

Perfect World Co., Ltd.

Unaudited Condensed Consolidated Statements of Operations



Three months ended


Year ended


December 31,


September 30,


December 31,


December 31,


December 31,


December 31,


December 31,


2012


2013


2013


2013


2012


2013


2013


RMB


RMB


RMB


USD


RMB


RMB


USD

Revenues














Online game operation revenues

599,656,127


750,200,986


843,821,592


139,389,397


2,499,418,794


2,800,321,186


462,580,106

Licensing revenues

36,495,793


39,078,354


48,618,892


8,031,269


171,563,574


149,317,502


24,665,494

Other revenues

43,745,046


30,888,624


21,850,373


3,609,424


99,603,687


103,024,305


17,018,403

Total Revenues

679,896,966


820,167,964


914,290,857


151,030,090


2,770,586,055


3,052,662,993


504,264,003

Cost of revenues

(157,316,603)


(182,455,810)


(227,505,075)


(37,581,161)


(539,935,810)


(711,648,433)


(117,555,947)

Gross profit

522,580,363


637,712,154


686,785,782


113,448,929


2,230,650,245


2,341,014,560


386,708,056

Operating expenses














Research and development expenses

(230,930,699)


(236,006,148)


(271,455,151)


(44,841,196)


(797,067,359)


(886,083,719)


(146,370,603)

Sales and marketing expenses

(148,008,444)


(210,212,860)


(233,095,800)


(38,504,683)


(520,619,687)


(729,657,246)


(120,530,790)

General and administrative expenses

(74,954,654)


(76,378,447)


(95,191,963)


(15,724,592)


(306,255,965)


(310,043,825)


(51,215,591)

Goodwill impairment

(40,769,946)


-


(77,290,117)


(12,767,418)


(40,769,946)


(77,290,117)


(12,767,418)

Total operating expenses

(494,663,743)


(522,597,455)


(677,033,031)


(111,837,889)


(1,664,712,957)


(2,003,074,907)


(330,884,402)

Operating  profit

27,916,620


115,114,699


9,752,751


1,611,040


565,937,288


337,939,653


55,823,654

Other income / (expenses)














Share of income / (loss) from equity investments

6,396,692


(4,551,283)


(6,311,027)


(1,042,507)


(5,334,495)


(15,198,149)


(2,510,555)

Interest income

22,353,033


22,253,330


25,666,332


4,239,776


94,565,745


93,212,910


15,397,676

Interest expense

(4,368,201)


(1,029,198)


(699,825)


(115,603)


(21,866,732)


(7,674,899)


(1,267,803)

Others, net

40,364,397


9,976,845


40,977,365


6,768,978


60,276,060


83,680,334


13,823,006

Total other income

64,745,921


26,649,694


59,632,845


9,850,644


127,640,578


154,020,196


25,442,324

Profit before tax

92,662,541


141,764,393


69,385,596


11,461,684


693,577,866


491,959,849


81,265,978

Income tax expense

(1,134,281)


(14,108,543)


(2,231,656)


(368,643)


(116,119,365)


(69,997,794)


(11,562,812)

Income from continuing operations, net of tax

91,528,260


127,655,850


67,153,940


11,093,041


577,458,501


421,962,055


69,703,166

Discontinued operations:














Loss from discontinued operations, net of tax

(4,690,087)


(4,702,751)


(26,657,147)


(4,403,447)


(30,214,733)


(44,322,061)


(7,321,483)

Gain from disposal of discontinued operations, net of tax

-


-


166,288,268


27,468,865


-


166,288,268


27,468,865

(Loss) / income from discontinued operations, net of tax

(4,690,087)


(4,702,751)


139,631,121


23,065,418


(30,214,733)


121,966,207


20,147,382

Net Income

86,838,173


122,953,099


206,785,061


34,158,459


547,243,768


543,928,262


89,850,548

Net (income) / loss attributable to the non-controlling interests

(391,178)


(2,038,077)


3,009,301


497,101


(6,593,580)


(1,514,629)


(250,199)

Net income attributable to the Company's shareholders

86,446,995


120,915,022


209,794,362


34,655,560


540,650,188


542,413,633


89,600,349















Net earnings per ordinary share, basic














Continuing operations

0.38


0.51


0.28


0.05


2.39


1.72


0.28

Discontinued operations

(0.02)


(0.02)


0.57


0.09


(0.13)


0.50


0.08

Total earnings per ordinary share, basic

0.36


0.49


0.85


0.14


2.26


2.22


0.36















Net earnings per ordinary share, diluted














Continuing operations

0.38


0.50


0.28


0.05


2.35


1.70


0.28

Discontinued operations

(0.02)


(0.02)


0.56


0.09


(0.12)


0.49


0.08

Total earnings per ordinary share, diluted

0.36


0.48


0.84


0.14


2.23


2.19


0.36















Net earnings per ADS, basic














Continuing operations

1.89


2.57


1.42


0.24


11.94


8.62


1.42

Discontinued operations

(0.10)


(0.10)


2.83


0.47


(0.63)


2.50


0.41

Total earnings per ADS, basic

1.79


2.47


4.25


0.71


11.31


11.12


1.83















Net earnings per ADS, diluted














Continuing operations

1.88


2.50


1.40


0.23


11.77


8.49


1.40

Discontinued operations

(0.10)


(0.09)


2.78


0.46


(0.62)


2.46


0.41

Total earnings per ADS, diluted

1.78


2.41


4.18


0.69


11.15


10.95


1.81















Shares used in calculating basic net earnings per ordinary share

241,754,091


244,382,546


246,281,330


246,281,330


239,119,233


243,958,465


243,958,465

Shares used in calculating diluted net earnings per ordinary share

243,416,502


251,156,777


250,827,673


250,827,673


242,495,660


247,712,898


247,712,898















Amount attributable to the Company's shareholders:














Income from continuing operations, net of tax

91,137,082


125,617,773


70,163,241


11,590,142


570,864,921


420,447,426


69,452,967

(Loss) / income from discontinued operations, net of tax

(4,690,087)


(4,702,751)


139,631,121


23,065,418


(30,214,733)


121,966,207


20,147,382

Net income

86,446,995


120,915,022


209,794,362


34,655,560


540,650,188


542,413,633


89,600,349















Total share-based compensation cost included in:














Cost of revenues

(799,479)


(836,815)


(973,005)


(160,729)


(4,570,357)


(3,671,402)


(606,472)

Research and development expenses

(6,631,180)


(9,289,947)


(9,408,573)


(1,554,186)


(34,818,684)


(34,243,440)


(5,656,613)

Sales and marketing expenses

(2,390,115)


(3,270,968)


(3,658,443)


(604,332)


(10,111,863)


(12,351,112)


(2,040,258)

General and administrative expenses

(4,105,931)


(7,167,748)


(7,502,386)


(1,239,306)


(21,643,688)


(25,627,116)


(4,233,298)

Loss from discontinued operations, net of tax

-


-


(21,450,000)


(3,543,288)


-


(21,450,000)


(3,543,288)
















 

Perfect World Co., Ltd.

Reconciliation of GAAP and Non-GAAP Results



Three months ended


Year ended


December 31,


September 30,


December 31,


December 31,


December 31,


December 31,


December 31,


2012


2013


2013


2013


2012


2013


2013


RMB


RMB


RMB


USD


RMB


RMB


USD















GAAP operating profit

27,916,620


115,114,699


9,752,751


1,611,040


565,937,288


337,939,653


55,823,654

Share based compensation charge

13,926,705


20,565,478


21,542,407


3,558,553


71,144,592


75,893,070


12,536,641

Goodwill impairment

40,769,946


-


77,290,117


12,767,418


40,769,946


77,290,117


12,767,418

Non-GAAP operating profit

82,613,271


135,680,177


108,585,275


17,937,011


677,851,826


491,122,840


81,127,713















GAAP net income attributable to the Company's shareholders

86,446,995


120,915,022


209,794,362


34,655,560


540,650,188


542,413,633


89,600,349

Share based compensation charge

13,926,705


20,565,478


42,992,407


7,101,841


71,144,592


97,343,070


16,079,929

Goodwill impairment

40,769,946


-


77,290,117


12,767,418


40,769,946


77,290,117


12,767,418

Gain from disposal of discontinued operations, net of tax

-


-


(166,288,268)


(27,468,865)


-


(166,288,268)


(27,468,865)

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

141,143,646


141,480,500


163,788,618


27,055,954


652,564,726


550,758,552


90,978,831





























GAAP net earnings per ADS














   - Basic

1.79


2.47


4.25


0.71


11.31


11.12


1.83

   - Diluted

1.78


2.41


4.18


0.69


11.15


10.95


1.81















Non-GAAP net earnings per ADS














   - Basic

2.92


2.89


3.33


0.55


13.65


11.29


1.86

   - Diluted

2.90


2.82


3.26


0.54


13.46


11.12


1.84















ADSs used in calculating net earnings per ADS














   - Basic

48,350,818


48,876,509


49,256,266


49,256,266


47,823,847


48,791,693


48,791,693

   - Diluted

48,683,300


50,231,355


50,165,535


50,165,535


48,499,132


49,542,580


49,542,580

 

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