NetEase, Inc.

NetEase, Inc.

NetEase, Inc.

Overview
Date Founded

1999

Headquarters

Zhongguancun Software Park Phase II,Building No. 7, West Zone,No. 10 Xibeiwang East Road, Haidian,Beijing 100193

Type of Company

Public

Employees (Worldwide)

18.1K

Industries

Internet Software & Services
News & Digital Content

Company Description

NetEase, Inc. is a leading China-based Internet technology company that pioneered the development of applications, services and other technologies for the Internet in China. NetEase’s online communities and personalized premium services have established a large and stable user base for the NetEase websites, which are operated by its affiliates. In particular, NetEase provides online game services to Internet users, offering in-house developed games such as Fantasy Westward Journey, Westward Journey Online II, Westward Journey Online III, Tianxia III, Heroes of Tang Dynasty, Datang, Ghost, Soul of the Fighter and Kung Fu Master, as well as the licensed Blizzard Entertainment games World of Warcraft® and StarCraft® II.

Executives & Employees

Chief Financial Officer

Director

Director

Vice President

IR Contact

Board of Directors

Founder at NetEase, Inc.

Former Financial Controller at Wistron Corp.

Director at NetEase, Inc.

Founder at Vantone Holdings Co., Ltd.

Member, Board of Directors at NetEase, Inc.

Director at NetEase, Inc.

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Orbis employs a value-oriented investment approach that seeks to identify equities with prices that are well below the perceived intrinsic value of the company. Although the firm employs a value orientation, they do not limit their investments only to stocks that can be defined as value stocks based on their current financial ratios. Orbis looks for companies with attractive growth prospects and companies that trade at lower prices than their true worth.

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Lazard Asset Management is known for its global perspective on investing and years of experience with global, regional and domestic portfolios. With more than 280 investment personnel worldwide, we offer investors of all types an array of equity, fixed income, and alternative investment solutions from our network of local offices in ten different countries. Our team-based approach to portfolio management helps us to deliver robust and consistent performance over time, and strong client relationships allow us to understand how to employ our capabilities to our clients' advantage. With over $146.0 billion in assets under management, we have offices located throughout the world in Bahrain, Boston, Chicago, Frankfurt, Hong Kong, London, Milan, Montreal, New York, San Francisco, Seoul, Sydney, Tokyo, Toronto, and Zurich. Lazard Asset Management’s business is a diversified, global investment platform that focuses on managing assets for our clients. As a result, throughout all market environments, we maintain a disciplined approach to investing with a research-driven investment process focusing on financial productivity and valuation. We believe there are substantial opportunities for value driven investors and continue to seek out and invest in companies with healthy balance sheets and sustainability of returns

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Comgest is an active, unconstrained, quality growth manager which aims to obtain above-average returns with lower volatility than that of a given benchmark over the long term and believes that superior long-term returns are generated by the stock price appreciation of companies that can sustain above-average earnings growth for an extended period of time.The firm is a high conviction manager which follows a bottom-up, fundamentals-driven investment process to target companies with intrinsic quality and growth potential. They also seek companies with a solid track record of earnings growth, a sound balance sheet, earnings visibility, high return on equity, strong cash flow, above-average profit margin, market leadership and pricing power. Management quality and experience is also considered. Their selection criteria leads to a limited investment universe and to concentrated portfolios.Comgest's quality criteria includes earnings visibility, exceptional business franchises, low cyclicality, high returns on equity, sustainable profit margins and self-financing capabilities. Their portfolio managers select companies from the investment universe to construct concentrated portfolios, weighting companies based on their relative attractiveness and the portfolio manager's judgment.The firm typically holds investments for 3-5 years, divesting holdings when their growth potential diminishes, or when their valuation becomes unattractive. They focus on corporate governance carefully ensuring that the highest possible standards are practiced by companies in their portfolio.

Recent Transactions
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Bilibili, Inc. purchases NetEase, Inc. /NetEase Comics from NetEase, Inc.

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NetEase, Inc. purchases Bungie, Inc.

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NetEase, Inc., NetEase (Hong Kong) Ltd. purchase Maxwin (BVI) Ltd. from Shenzhou International Group Holdings Ltd.

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Advisors & Consultants
Consultant

Former Chief Financial Officer at NetEase, Inc.

Clients

Xiaomi Corp. engages in the design, manufacture and sale of smartphone, hardware and software products. Its business covers power bank, audio, camera and lifestyle. Xiaomi doing business through three business segments-Hardware, E-commerce & New Retail and Internet services. Its products include power bank pro, headphones, in-ear headphones pro, bluetooth headset basic with dock, bluetooth speaker, sphere camera, home security camera, action camera, robot builder, electric scooter, bedside lamp, and body composition scale. The company was founded by Jun Lei, Bin Lin, Wan Qiang Li, Feng Hong, De Liu, Chuan Wang, and Jiang Ji Huang on March 3, 2010 and is headquartered in Beijing, China.

Sa Sa International Holdings Ltd. is investment company, which engages in the retailing and wholesaling of cosmetic products. Its products include skin care, fragrance, make-up, body care and hair care as well as health food. It operates through the following segments: Hong Kong and Macau, Mainland China, E-commerce, and All Other segments. The All Other segments refers to markets in Singapore and Malaysia. The company was founded by Kwai Chun Kwok Law in 1978 and is headquartered in Hong Kong.

Sea Ltd. (Singapore) is an internet and mobile platform company, which engages in the provision of online gaming services. It operates through the following segments: Digital Entertainment, E-Commerce, and Digital Financial Services. The Digital Entertainment segment offers access to game-related content through game forums, group voice chat, live streaming, and other user socializing functions on the Garena mobile app and desktop application. The E-Commerce segment manages third-party marketplace through the Shopee mobile app and websites that connects buyers and sellers. The Digital Financial Services segment includes financial services to individuals and businesses, including e-wallet and payment services through the AirPay mobile app and AirPay counter applications on mobile phones or computers. The company was founded by Xiao Dong Li, Gang Ye, and Jing Ye Chen in May 2009 and is headquartered in Singapore.

Key Stats and Financials As of 2017
Market Capitalization
$31.9B
Total Enterprise Value
$39.5B
Earnings Per Share
$12.02
Revenue
$8.01B
Net Profit
$1.58B
EBITDA
$1.88B
EBITDAMargin
23.43%
Total Debt
$1.02B
Total Equity
$7.23B
Enterprise Value Sales
4.93x
Enterprise Value EBITDAOperating
21.03x
TEVNet Income
24.9x
Debt TEV
0.03x
Three Year Compounded Annual Growth Rate Of Revenue
61.75%
Five Year Compounded Annual Growth Rate Of Revenue
43.91%
Suppliers
Activision Blizzard, Inc. Entertainment | Santa Monica, CA

Headquartered in Santa Monica, California, Activision Blizzard, Inc. is a worldwide online, PC, console, handheld and mobile game publisher with leading market positions across every major category of the rapidly growing interactive entertainment software industry. Activision Blizzard's portfolio includes best-selling video games such as Call of Duty® as well as Spider-Man™, X-Men™, James Bond™ and TRANSFORMERS™, leading franchises such as Spyro™ and Blizzard Entertainment's® StarCraft®, Diablo®, and Warcraft® franchises including the global #1 subscription-based massively multi-player online role-playing game, World of Warcraft®. Activision Blizzard maintains operations in the U.S., Canada, the United Kingdom, France, Germany, Ireland, Italy, Sweden, Spain, Norway, Denmark, the Netherlands, Australia, India, China, South Korea and the region of Taiwan

Oracle Corp. Internet Software & Services | Redwood City, CA

Oracle Corp. engages in the provision of products and services that address all aspects of corporate information technology environments. It operates through the following segments: Cloud and License, Hardware, and Services. The Cloud and License segment markets, sells, and delivers applications, platform, and infrastructure technologies. The Hardware segment provides hardware products and hardware-related software products including Oracle Engineered Systems, servers, storage, industry-specific hardware, operating systems, virtualization, management and other hardware related software, and related hardware support. The Services segment offers consulting, advanced support, and education services. The company was founded by Lawrence Joseph Ellison, Robert Nimrod Miner, and Edward A. Oates on June 16, 1977 and is headquartered in Redwood City, CA.

China Telecom Corp. Ltd. engages in the provision of wireline and mobile telecommunications services. Its products and services include voice, Internet, telecommunications network resource services and lease of network equipment, information and application services, and other related services. The company was founded on September 10, 2002 and is headquartered in Beijing, China.

Competitors
JD.com, Inc. Retail: Other - Beijing, BE

JD.com, Inc. is a technology driven E-commerce company. It engages in the sale of electronics products and general merchandise products, including audio, video products, and books. The company operates through the following business segments: JD Mall, and New Businesses. The JD Mall segment represents its core e-commerce business. The New Businesses segment includes logistic services provided to third parties, technology services, overseas business, insurance and O2O. It also provides an online marketplace, whereby third-party sellers sell products to customers primarily through its websites and mobile apps. The company offers advertising, logistics and other value-added services. JD com was founded on June 18, 1998 by Qiang Dong Liu and is headquartered in Beijing, China.

Microsoft Corporation Computer Software - REDMOND, WA

Microsoft Corp. engages in the development and support of software, services, devices, and solutions. Its products includes operating systems; cross-device productivity applications; server applications; business solution applications; desktop and server management tools; software development tools; and video games. It also offers personal computers, tablets, gaming and entertainment consoles, other intelligent devices, and related accessories. It operates through the following business segments: Productivity and Business Processes; Intelligent Cloud; and More Personal Computing. The Productivity and Business Processes segment is comprised of products and services in the portfolio of productivity, communication, and information services of the company spanning a variety of devices and platform. The Intelligent Cloud segment refers to the public, private, and hybrid serve products and cloud services of the company which can power modern business. The More Personal Computing segment encompasses the products and services such as windows operating system, devices, gaming platform, and search engines. The company was founded by William Henry Gates III in 1975 and is headquartered in Redmond, WA.

Sohu.com Ltd. IT Consulting & Services - Beijing, BE

Sohu.com Ltd. provides 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. It also provides multiple news and information services on mobile platforms, including Sohu News App and the mobile news portal m.sohu.com. The company was founded on April 19, 2018 and is headquartered in Beijing, China.

Awards & Honors
2015
Forbes Asia - Asia's Fab 50 List
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