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Phoenix New Media Reports Fourth Quarter and Fiscal Year 2017 Unaudited Financial Results
Live Conference Call to be Held at 9:00 PM U.S. Eastern Time on March 12, 2018

BEIJING, March 12, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- Phoenix New Media Limited (NYSE: FENG) ("Phoenix New Media", "ifeng" or the "Company"), a leading new media company in China, today announced its unaudited financial results for the fourth quarter and fiscal year ended December 31, 2017.

"We are very pleased to deliver better-than-expected financial results, and we are especially encouraged by the strong growth in our advertising revenues," stated Mr. Shuang Liu, CEO of Phoenix New Media, "We appreciate and embrace the new government policies implemented in 2017 against fake and vulgar media content. Such policies match our mission to provide professional journalism, high-quality news, and tasteful content to our customers. As part of our ongoing efforts to further enrich our premium content and create our own IP, we launched an innovative online video mini-series titled A Journey through Literature, which explored Chinese culture and philosophies. During its 6-week broadcast, the show attracted numerous viewers to ifeng and also received praise from the People's Daily

The unique value proposition offered by our programmatic advertising platform combined with our brand advertising solution enabled us to generate higher-than-expected revenues in the fourth quarter of 2017. While we continue to enhance our existing products, we are also actively developing new products to cultivate future growth engines. During the quarter, we launched Zhizhi, a new Paid Knowledge Sharing product that takes our news app to a more versatile level. In addition, we broadened the content categories of our digital reading business by adding two of the most popular genres with our younger target demographic: chat stories and comics. Going forward, we are confident that our brand equity, credibility, professionalism, and synergies between our business segments will enable us to garner additional market share and solidify our industry-leading position."

Ms. Betty Ho, CFO of Phoenix New Media, further stated, "We are happy to report another solid quarter during which our growth momentum continued. During the fourth quarter of 2017, our total revenues increased by 12.1% year-over-year to RMB461.8 million. In particular, our net advertising revenues increased by 16.3% year-over-year to RMB410.5 million, primarily driven by a 62.6% year-over-year increase in our mobile advertising revenues. The strong growth of the mobile advertising business enabled it to contribute about 60% of our total advertising revenue in 2017. The continued optimization of our ifeng News App drove its users to grow over 30% in the fourth quarter of 2017 as compared to the same quarter of the previous year. Looking forward, we will continue to focus on our content and product improvement to maximize shareholders' value."

Fourth Quarter 2017 Financial Results

REVENUES

Total revenues for the fourth quarter of 2017 increased by 12.1% to RMB461.8 million (US$71.0 million) from RMB411.9 million in the fourth quarter of 2016.

Net advertising revenues (net of advertising agency service fees) for the fourth quarter of 2017 increased by 16.3% to RMB410.5 million (US$63.1 million) from RMB353.2 million in the fourth quarter of 2016, which was primarily attributable to a 62.6% year-over-year increase in mobile advertising revenues that was partially offset by a 18.1% year-over-year decrease in PC advertising revenues.

Paid services revenues[1] for the fourth quarter of 2017 decreased by 12.7% to RMB51.2 million (US$7.9 million) from RMB58.7 million in the fourth quarter of 2016. Revenues from digital entertainment[2] for the fourth quarter of 2017 decreased by 12.9% to RMB39.5 million (US$6.1 million) from RMB45.4 million in the fourth quarter of 2016. This was due to a 27.7% decrease in the MVAS revenues mainly resulting from the decline in users' demand for services provided through telecom operators in China and partially offset by a 19.2% increase of digital reading revenues to RMB17.0 million (US$2.6 million). Revenues from games and others[3] for the fourth quarter of 2017 decreased by 12.1% to RMB11.7 million (US$1.8 million) from RMB13.4 million in the fourth quarter of 2016, which was primarily attributable to a decrease in revenues generated from web-based games operated on the Company's own platform.

[1] Prior to 2016, the Company's paid services revenues comprised mainly of revenues generated from MVAS and games and others. Digital reading was previously classified under "games and others." In order to align with the Company's overall strategies, digital reading was re-classified from "games and others", and digital reading together with MVAS was determined as "digital entertainment" starting from the financial statements as of and for the year ended December 31, 2016. Accordingly, the revenues from digital entertainment and the revenues from games and others for the four quarters of 2016 have been reclassified.

[2] Digital entertainment includes mobile value-added services delivered through telecom operators' platforms, or MVAS, and digital reading.

[3] Games and others include web-based and mobile games, and other online and mobile paid services through the Company's own platforms.

COST OF REVENUES

Cost of revenues for the fourth quarter of 2017 increased by 1.7% to RMB208.7 million (US$32.1 million) from RMB205.2 million in the fourth quarter of 2016, primarily attributable to the increase in content and operational costs and sales taxes and surcharges and partially offset by the decrease in revenue sharing fees and bandwidth costs.

  • Content and operational costs for the fourth quarter of 2017 increased to RMB143.6 million (US$22.1 million) from RMB138.6 million in the fourth quarter of 2016, primarily attributable to an increase in advertisement-related content production cost.
  • Revenue sharing fees to telecom operators and channel partners for the fourth quarter of 2017 decreased to RMB12.4 million (US$1.9 million) from RMB17.3 million in the fourth quarter of 2016, primarily attributable to a decrease in the sales of MVAS products.
  • Bandwidth costs for the fourth quarter of 2017 decreased to RMB12.8 million (US$2.0 million) from RMB15.2 million in the fourth quarter of 2016, primarily due to the decrease in bandwidth purchase costs as a result of intense competition.
  • Sales taxes and surcharges for the fourth quarter of 2017 increased to RMB39.9 million (US$6.1 million) from RMB34.1 million in the fourth quarter of 2016.
  • Share-based compensation included in cost of revenues was RMB1.2 million (US$0.2 million) in the fourth quarter of 2017 as compared to negative RMB0.9 million in the fourth quarter of 2016 resulting from the increase in estimated forfeiture rate of share-based awards based on the actual forfeiture rate in the quarter.

GROSS PROFIT

Gross profit for the fourth quarter of 2017 increased by 22.5% to RMB253.1 million (US$38.9 million) from RMB206.7 million in the fourth quarter of 2016. Gross margin for the fourth quarter of 2017 increased to 54.8% from 50.2% in the fourth quarter of 2016. The increase in gross margin was primarily attributable to the increase of revenues and decrease of certain costs of revenues as explained above.

To supplement the financial measures presented in accordance with the United States Generally Accepted Accounting Principles ("GAAP"), the Company has presented certain non-GAAP financial measures in this press release, which excluded the impact of certain reconciling items as stated in the "Use of Non-GAAP Financial Measures" section below. The related reconciliations to GAAP financial measures are presented in the accompanying "Reconciliations of Non-GAAP Results of Operation Measures to the Nearest Comparable GAAP Measures."

Non-GAAP gross margin for the fourth quarter of 2017, which excluded share-based compensation, increased to 55.1% from 49.9% in the fourth quarter of 2016.

OPERATING EXPENSES AND INCOME/(LOSS) FROM OPERATIONS

Total operating expenses for the fourth quarter of 2017 increased by 39.6% to RMB258.5 million (US$39.7 million) from RMB185.2 million in the fourth quarter of 2016, which was primarily attributable to an increase in mobile traffic acquisition expenses. Share-based compensation included in operating expenses was RMB3.5 million (US$0.5 million) in the fourth quarter of 2017 as compared to RMB2.5 million in the fourth quarter of 2016.

Loss from operations for the fourth quarter of 2017 was RMB5.4 million (US$0.8 million) as compared to income from operations of RMB21.5 million in the fourth quarter of 2016. Operating margin for the fourth quarter of 2017 was negative 1.2% as compared to 5.2% in the fourth quarter of 2016, which was primarily attributable to the increase in mobile traffic acquisition expenses.

Non-GAAP loss from operations for the fourth quarter of 2017, which excluded share-based compensation, was RMB0.8 million (US$0.1 million) as compared to Non-GAAP income from operations of RMB23.0 million in the fourth quarter of 2016. Non-GAAP operating margin for the fourth quarter of 2017, which excluded share-based compensation, was negative 0.2% as compared to 5.6% in the fourth quarter of 2016.

OTHER INCOME/(LOSS)

Other income/(loss) reflects interest income, interest expense, foreign currency exchange gain/(loss), gain/(loss) from equity investments, including impairments, and others, net[4]. Total other income for the fourth quarter of 2017 was RMB19.9 million (US$3.1million) as compared to RMB27.1 million in the fourth quarter of 2016.

  • Interest income for the fourth quarter of 2017 increased to RMB13.2 million (US$2.0 million) from RMB10.8 million in the fourth quarter of 2016, which was mainly due to the increase of interest bearing investments and receivables in the fourth quarter of 2017 as compared to that of 2016.
  • Interest expense for the fourth quarter of 2017 decreased slightly to RMB3.7 million (US$0.6 million) from RMB3.8 million in the fourth quarter of 2016.
  • Foreign currency exchange loss for the fourth quarter of 2017 was RMB4.5 million (US$0.7 million) as compared to foreign currency exchange gain of RMB8.5 million in the fourth quarter of 2016, which was mainly caused by the appreciation of Renminbi against US dollars in the fourth quarter of 2017.
  • Gain from equity investments for the fourth quarter of 2017, including impairments, was RMB4.9 million (US$0.7 million) as compared to loss from equity investments of RMB0.03 million in the fourth quarter of 2016.
  • Others, net, for the fourth quarter of 2017 decreased to RMB10.0 million (US$1.5 million) from RMB11.6 million in the fourth quarter of 2016, which was primarily attributable to the decrease of the government subsidies received in the fourth quarter of 2017 as compared to that of 2016.

NET INCOME ATTRIBUTABLE TO PHOENIX NEW MEDIA LIMITED

Net income attributable to Phoenix New Media Limited for the fourth quarter of 2017 was RMB11.8 million (US$1.8 million) as compared to RMB39.8 million in the fourth quarter of 2016. Net margin for the fourth quarter of 2017 was 2.6%, as compared to 9.7% in the fourth quarter of 2016. Net income per diluted ADS[5] in the fourth quarter of 2017 was RMB0.16 (US$0.02) as compared to RMB0.55 in the fourth quarter of 2016.

Non-GAAP net income attributable to Phoenix New Media Limited for the fourth quarter of 2017, which excluded share-based compensation and gain/(loss) from equity investments, including impairments, was RMB11.6 million (US$1.8 million) as compared to RMB41.4 million in the fourth quarter of 2016. Non-GAAP net margin for the fourth quarter of 2017 was 2.5% as compared to 10.0% in the fourth quarter of 2016. Non-GAAP net income per diluted ADS in the fourth quarter of 2017 was RMB0.16 (US$0.02) as compared to RMB0.57 in the fourth quarter of 2016.

For the fourth quarter of 2017, the Company's weighted average number of ADSs used in the computation of diluted net income per ADS was 73,896,840. As of December 31, 2017, the Company had a total of 577,326,846 ordinary shares outstanding, or the equivalent of 72,165,856 ADSs.

[4] "Others, net" primarily consists of government subsidies.

[5] "ADS" means American Depositary Share of the Company. Each ADS represents eight Class A ordinary shares of the Company.

CERTAIN BALANCE SHEET ITEMS

As of December 31, 2017, the Company's cash and cash equivalents, term deposits and short term investments and restricted cash were RMB1.44 billion (US$220.9 million). Restricted cash represents deposits placed as security for banking facilities granted to the Company, which are restricted in their withdrawal or usage.

Fiscal Year 2017 Financial Results

REVENUES

Total revenues for fiscal year 2017 increased by 9.0% to RMB1.58 billion (US$242.1 million) from RMB1.44 billion in fiscal year 2016.

Net advertising revenues (net of advertising agency service fees) for fiscal year 2017 increased by 9.8% to RMB1.35 billion (US$208.0 million), primarily due to the 46.5% year-over-year growth in mobile advertising revenues, which was partially offset by the decrease in PC advertising revenues.

Paid service revenues for fiscal year 2017 increased by 4.2% to RMB221.6 million (US$34.1 million) from RMB212.7 million in fiscal year 2016, which was primarily due to the 51.3% year-over-year increase of digital reading revenues.

COST OF REVENUES AND GROSS PROFIT

Cost of revenues for fiscal year 2017 increased slightly to RMB727.2 million (US$111.8 million) from RMB726.8 million in fiscal year 2016, which was primarily due to the increase in sales taxes and surcharges and partially offset by the decrease in bandwidth costs. Share-based compensation included in cost of revenues was RMB5.0 million (US$0.8 million) in fiscal year 2017, as compared to negative RMB4.4 million in fiscal year 2016 resulting from the increase of estimated forfeiture rate of share-based awards based on the actual forfeiture rate in 2016.

Gross profit for fiscal year 2017 increased to RMB847.9 million (US$130.3 million) from RMB718.1 million in fiscal year 2016. Gross margin for fiscal year 2017 increased to 53.8% from 49.7% in fiscal year 2016, which was primarily due to the increase of revenues as explained above. Non-GAAP gross margin, which excludes share-based compensation, for fiscal year 2017 increased to 54.2% from 49.4% in fiscal year 2016.

OPERATING EXPENSES AND INCOME FROM OPERATIONS

Total operating expenses for fiscal year 2017 increased to RMB832.9 million (US$128.0 million) from RMB682.7 million in fiscal year 2016. The increase in operating expenses was primarily attributable to the increase in mobile traffic acquisition expenses. Share-based compensation included in operating expenses increased to RMB15.8 million (US$2.4 million) in fiscal year 2017 from RMB6.3 million in fiscal year 2016, which was mainly due to the share-based awards newly granted in 2017 and the Company's option exchange program implemented in the fourth quarter of 2016 while there was an increase of estimated forfeiture rate of share-based awards based on the actual forfeiture rate in 2016.

Income from operations for fiscal year 2017 was RMB15.0 million (US$2.3 million) as compared to RMB35.4 million in fiscal year 2016. Operating margin for fiscal year 2017 was 1.0%, as compared to 2.4% in fiscal year 2016, which was primarily due to the year-over-year increase in mobile traffic acquisition expenses.

Non-GAAP income from operations, which excluded share-based compensation, for fiscal year 2017 decreased by 3.8% to RMB35.8 million (US$5.5 million) from RMB37.3 million in fiscal year 2016. Non-GAAP operating margin for fiscal year 2017 was 2.3%, as compared to 2.6% in fiscal year 2016.

NET INCOME ATTRIBUTABLE TO PHOENIX NEW MEDIA LIMITED

Net income attributable to Phoenix New Media Limited for fiscal year 2017 was RMB37.5 million (US$5.8 million) as compared to RMB80.6 million in fiscal year 2016. Net margin for fiscal year 2017 was 2.4% as compared to 5.6% in fiscal year 2016. Net income per diluted ADS for fiscal year 2017 was RMB0.51 (US$0.08) as compared to RMB1.12 in fiscal year 2016. 

Non-GAAP net income attributable to Phoenix New Media Limited for fiscal year 2017, which excluded share-based compensation and gain/(loss) from equity investments, including impairments, was RMB52.0 million (US$8.0 million) as compared to RMB84.3 million in fiscal year 2016. Non-GAAP net margin for fiscal year 2017 was 3.3% as compared to 5.8% in fiscal year 2016. Non-GAAP net income per diluted ADS for fiscal year 2017 was RMB0.70 (US$0.11) as compared to RMB1.17 in fiscal year 2016.

Business Outlook

Accounting Standard Update - Revenue From Contracts With Customers (Topic 606), or ASC 606, will become effective for the Company's reporting periods starting from January 1, 2018. Based on ASC 606, for the first quarter of 2018, the Company expects its total revenues to be between RMB272.3 million and RMB287.3 million. Net advertising revenues are expected to be between RMB237.2 million and RMB247.2 million. Paid services revenues are expected to be between RMB35.1 million and RMB40.1 million. These forecasts reflect the Company's current and preliminary view on the market and operational conditions, which are subject to change.

Conference Call Information

The Company will hold a conference call at 9:00 p.m. U.S. Eastern Time on March 12, 2018 (March 13, 2018 at 9:00 a.m. Beijing/Hong Kong time) to discuss its fourth quarter and fiscal year 2017 unaudited financial results and operating performance.

To participate in the call, please use the dial-in numbers and conference ID below:

International:

+6567135440

Mainland China:

4001200654

Hong Kong:

+85230186776

United States:

+18456750438

Conference ID:

7295147

A replay of the call will be available through March 19, 2018 by using the dial-in numbers and conference ID below:

International:       

+61290034211

Mainland China:    

4006322162

Hong Kong:           

+85230512780

United States:         

+16462543697

Conference ID:         

7295147

A live and archived webcast of the conference call will also be available at the Company's investor relations website at http://ir.ifeng.com.

Use of Non-GAAP Financial Measures

To supplement the consolidated financial statements presented in accordance with the United States Generally Accepted Accounting Principles ("GAAP"), Phoenix New Media Limited uses non-GAAP gross profit, non-GAAP gross margin, non-GAAP income/(loss) from operations, non-GAAP operating margin, non-GAAP net income attributable to Phoenix New Media Limited, non-GAAP net margin and non-GAAP net income per diluted ADS, each of which is a non-GAAP financial measure. Non-GAAP gross profit is gross profit excluding share-based compensation. Non-GAAP gross margin is non-GAAP gross profit divided by total revenues. Non-GAAP income/(loss) from operations is income/(loss) from operations excluding share-based compensation. Non-GAAP operating margin is non-GAAP income/(loss) from operations divided by total revenues. Non-GAAP net income attributable to Phoenix New Media Limited is net income attributable to Phoenix New Media Limited excluding share-based compensation and gain/(loss) from equity investments, including impairments. Non-GAAP net margin is non-GAAP net income attributable to Phoenix New Media Limited divided by total revenues. Non-GAAP net income per diluted ADS is non-GAAP net income attributable to Phoenix New Media Limited divided by weighted average number of diluted ADSs. The Company believes that separate analysis and exclusion of the aforementioned non-GAAP to GAAP reconciling items add clarity to the constituent parts of its performance. The Company reviews these non-GAAP financial measures together with the related GAAP financial measures to obtain a better understanding of its operating performance. It uses these non-GAAP financial measures for planning, forecasting and measuring results against the forecast. The Company believes that using these non-GAAP financial measures to evaluate its business allows both management and investors to assess the Company's performance against its competitors and ultimately monitor its capacity to generate returns for investors. The Company also believes that these non-GAAP financial measures are useful supplemental information for investors and analysts to assess its operating performance without the effect of items like share-based compensation and gain/(loss) from equity investments, including impairments, which have been and will continue to be significant and recurring in its business. However, the use of these non-GAAP financial measures has material limitations as an analytical tool. One of the limitations of using these non-GAAP financial measures is that they do not include all items that impact the Company's gross profit, income/(loss) from operations and net income attributable to Phoenix New Media Limited for the period. In addition, because these non-GAAP financial measures are not calculated in the same manner by all companies, they may not be comparable to other similarly titled measures used by other companies. In light of the foregoing limitations, you should not consider these non-GAAP financial measures in isolation from, or as an alternative to, the financial measures prepared in accordance with GAAP.

Exchange Rate

This announcement contains translations of certain RMB amounts into U.S. dollars ("USD") at specified rates solely for the convenience of the reader. Unless otherwise stated, all translations from RMB to USD were made at the rate of RMB6.5063 to US$1.00, the noon buying rate in effect on December 29, 2017 in the H.10 statistical release of the Federal Reserve Board. The Company makes no representation that the RMB or USD amounts referred could be converted into USD or RMB, as the case may be, at any particular rate or at all. For analytical presentation, all percentages are calculated using the numbers presented in the financial statements contained in this earnings release.

About Phoenix New Media Limited

Phoenix New Media Limited (NYSE: FENG) is a leading new media company providing premium content on an integrated Internet platform, including PC and mobile, in China. Having originated from a leading global Chinese language TV network based in Hong Kong, Phoenix TV, the Company enables consumers to access professional news and other quality information and share user-generated content on the Internet through their PCs and mobile devices. Phoenix New Media's platform includes its PC channel, consisting of ifeng.com website, which comprises interest-based verticals and interactive services; its mobile channel, consisting of mobile news applications, mobile video application, digital reading application, fashion application and mobile Internet website; and its operations with the telecom operators that provides mobile value-added services.

Safe Harbor Statement

This announcement contains forward−looking statements. These statements are made under the "safe harbor" provisions of 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," "estimates" and similar statements. Among other things, the business outlook and quotations from management in this announcement, as well as Phoenix New Media's strategic and operational plans, contain forward−looking statements. Phoenix New Media may also make written or oral forward−looking statements in its periodic reports to the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission ("SEC") on Forms 20−F and 6−K, in its annual report to shareholders, in press releases and other written materials and in oral statements made by its officers, directors or employees to third parties. Statements that are not historical facts, including statements about Phoenix New Media's beliefs and expectations, are forward−looking statements. Forward−looking statements involve inherent risks and uncertainties. A number of factors could cause actual results to differ materially from those contained in any forward−looking statement, including but not limited to the following: the Company's goals and strategies; the Company's future business development, financial condition and results of operations; the expected growth of online and mobile advertising, online video and mobile paid services markets in China; the Company's reliance on online and mobile advertising and MVAS for a majority of its total revenues; the Company's expectations regarding demand for and market acceptance of its services; the Company's expectations regarding maintaining and strengthening its relationships with advertisers, partners and customers; fluctuations in the Company's quarterly operating results; the Company's plans to enhance its user experience, infrastructure and services offerings; the Company's reliance on mobile operators in China to provide most of its MVAS; changes by mobile operators in China to their policies for MVAS; competition in its industry in China; and relevant government policies and regulations relating to the Company. Further information regarding these and other risks is included in the Company's filings with the SEC, including its registration statement on Form F−1, as amended, and its annual reports on Form 20−F. All information provided in this press release and in the attachments is as of the date of this press release, and Phoenix New Media does not undertake any obligation to update any forward−looking statement, except as required under applicable law.

For investor and media inquiries please contact:
Phoenix New Media Limited
Nicole Shan
Email: investorrelations@ifeng.com

ICR, Inc.
Rose Zu
Tel: +1 (646) 405-4883
Email: investorrelations@ifeng.com

Phoenix New Media Limited

Condensed Consolidated Balance Sheets

(Amounts in thousands)


December 31,


December  31,


December  31,

2016

2017


2017


RMB


RMB


US$


Audited*


Unaudited


Unaudited

ASSETS






Current assets:






Cash and cash equivalents

202,694


362,862


55,771

Term deposits and short term investments

781,298


737,657


113,376

Restricted cash

354,602


336,700


51,750

Accounts receivable, net

405,033


458,744


70,508

Amounts due from related parties

156,260


187,214


28,774

Prepayment and other current assets

64,069


57,458


8,831

Convertible debts from a related party

104,429


102,631


15,774

Total current assets

2,068,385


2,243,266


344,784

Non-current assets:






Property and equipment, net

72,087


64,454


9,906

Intangible assets, net

9,475


6,712


1,032

Available-for-sale investments

939,432


1,196,330


183,873

Equity investments, net

8,809


15,342


2,358

Deferred tax assets**

54,307


60,460


9,293

Other non-current assets

16,047


12,544


1,927

Total non-current assets

1,100,157


1,355,842


208,389

Total assets

3,168,542


3,599,108


553,173

LIABILITIES AND SHAREHOLDERS' EQUITY






Current liabilities:






Short-term loans

358,602


330,000


50,720

Accounts payable

260,902


262,657


40,371

Amounts due to related parties

18,720


14,140


2,173

Advances from customers

27,825


65,196


10,020

Taxes payable

75,652


92,214


14,173

Salary and welfare payable

130,329


134,471


20,668

Accrued expenses and other current liabilities

111,049


173,253


26,628

Total current liabilities

983,079


1,071,931


164,753

Non-current liabilities:






Deferred tax liabilities

1,312


1,312


202

Long-term liabilities 

21,723


24,714


3,798

Total non-current liabilities

23,035


26,026


4,000

Total liabilities

1,006,114


1,097,957


168,753

Shareholders' equity:






Phoenix New Media Limited shareholders' equity:






Class A ordinary shares

16,843


17,180


2,641

Class B ordinary shares

22,053


22,053


3,389

Additional paid-in capital

1,555,511


1,587,575


244,006

Statutory reserves

77,946


81,237


12,486

Retained earnings

195,069


229,250


35,235

Accumulated other comprehensive income

298,346


570,244


87,645

Total Phoenix New Media Limited shareholders' equity

2,165,768


2,507,539


385,402

Noncontrolling interests

(3,340)


(6,388)


(982)

Total shareholders' equity

2,162,428


2,501,151


384,420

Total liabilities and shareholders' equity

3,168,542


3,599,108


553,173







* Derived from audited financial statements included in the Company's Form 20-F dated April 28, 2017.

**In 2017, the Company adopted the guidance of ASU 2015-17 issued by FASB in November 2015, which requires entities
to present deferred tax assets and deferred tax liabilities as noncurrent in a classified balance sheet. Pursuant to the guidance,
the Company retrospectively reclassified RMB54.3 million of deferred tax assets from current assets to noncurrent assets in
the balance sheets as of December 31, 2016.

 

Phoenix New Media Limited

Condensed Consolidated Statements of Comprehensive Income

(Amounts in thousands, except for number of shares and per share (or ADS) data)
















Three Months Ended


Twelve Months Ended


December 31,


September 30,


December 31,


December 31,


December 31,


December 31,


December 31,


2016


2017


2017


2017


2016


2017


2017


RMB


RMB


RMB


US$ 


RMB


RMB


US$ 


Unaudited


Unaudited


Unaudited


Unaudited


Audited*


Unaudited


Unaudited















Revenues:














  Net advertising revenues

353,158


363,124


410,547


63,100


1,232,210


1,353,480


208,026

  Paid service revenues

58,724


62,436


51,240


7,875


212,697


221,612


34,061

Total revenues

411,882


425,560


461,787


70,975


1,444,907


1,575,092


242,087

Cost of revenues

(205,204)


(188,185)


(208,679)


(32,073)


(726,807)


(727,197)


(111,768)

Gross profit

206,678


237,375


253,108


38,902


718,100


847,895


130,319

Operating expenses:














  Sales and marketing expenses

(102,386)


(122,843)


(156,590)


(24,067)


(339,171)


(493,664)


(75,875)

  General and administrative expenses

(41,150)


(28,650)


(50,457)


(7,755)


(181,677)


(146,923)


(22,582)

  Technology and product development expenses

(41,692)


(50,412)


(51,494)


(7,914)


(161,880)


(192,325)


(29,560)

Total operating expenses

(185,228)


(201,905)


(258,541)


(39,736)


(682,728)


(832,912)


(128,017)

Income/(loss) from operations

21,450


35,470


(5,433)


(834)


35,372


14,983


2,302

Other income/(loss):














  Interest income

10,785


14,922


13,213


2,031


35,113


54,286


8,344

  Interest expenses

(3,778)


(5,700)


(3,746)


(576)


(7,061)


(22,221)


(3,415)

  Foreign currency exchange gain/(loss)

8,486


(8,878)


(4,481)


(689)


9,608


(23,560)


(3,621)

  (Loss)/gain from equity investments, including 
     impairments

(29)


968


4,865


748


(1,776)


6,296


968

  Others, net

11,606


4,893


10,037


1,543


21,053


19,423


2,985

Income before tax

48,520


41,675


14,455


2,223


92,309


49,207


7,563

  Income tax expense

(9,253)


(9,615)


(3,294)


(506)


(14,089)


(14,783)


(2,272)

Net income

39,267


32,060


11,161


1,717


78,220


34,424


5,291

  Net loss attributable to noncontrolling interests

512


834


660


101


2,391


3,048


468

Net income attributable to Phoenix New Media Limited

39,779


32,894


11,821


1,818


80,611


37,472


5,759

Net income

39,267


32,060


11,161


1,717


78,220


34,424


5,291

  Other comprehensive income, net of tax: fair value 
     remeasurement for available-for-sale investments

270,303


33,832


22,227


3,416


247,336


321,538


49,419

  Other comprehensive income/(loss), net of tax: foreign 
     currency translation adjustment

15,815


(18,778)


(14,609)


(2,245)


27,669


(49,640)


(7,630)

Comprehensive income

325,385


47,114


18,779


2,888


353,225


306,322


47,080

  Comprehensive loss attributable to noncontrolling 
     interests

512


834


660


101


2,391


3,048


468

Comprehensive income attributable to Phoenix New 
     Media Limited

325,897


47,948


19,439


2,989


355,616


309,370


47,548

Net income attributable to Phoenix New Media Limited

39,779


32,894


11,821


1,818


80,611


37,472


5,759

Net income per Class A and Class B ordinary share:














  Basic

0.07


0.06


0.02


0.00


0.14


0.07


0.01

  Diluted

0.07


0.06


0.02


0.00


0.14


0.06


0.01

Net income per ADS (1 ADS represents 8 Class A ordinary 
     shares):














  Basic

0.55


0.46


0.16


0.03


1.12


0.52


0.08

  Diluted

0.55


0.46


0.16


0.02


1.12


0.51


0.08

Weighted average number of Class A and Class B ordinary 
     shares used in computing net income per share:














  Basic

574,115,251


574,372,716


576,851,243


576,851,243


573,521,536


574,786,887


574,786,887

  Diluted

577,290,719


577,816,213


591,174,724


591,174,724


577,037,906


590,433,907


590,433,907















* Derived from audited financial statements included in the Company's Form 20-F dated April 28, 2017.

 

Phoenix New Media Limited

Condensed Segments Information

(Amounts in thousands)


Three Months Ended


Twelve Months Ended


December 31,


September 30,


December31,


December 31,


December 31,


December 31,


December 31,


2016


2017


2017


2017


2016


2017


2017


RMB


RMB


RMB


US$ 


RMB


RMB


US$ 


Unaudited


Unaudited


Unaudited


Unaudited


Audited*


Unaudited


Unaudited















Revenues:














  Net advertising service

353,158


363,124


410,547


63,100


1,232,210


1,353,480


208,026

  Paid service

58,724


62,436


51,240


7,875


212,697


221,612


34,061

Total revenues

411,882


425,560


461,787


70,975


1,444,907


1,575,092


242,087

Cost of revenues














  Net advertising service

174,005


149,000


181,361


27,874


598,040


602,945


92,671

  Paid service

31,199


39,185


27,318


4,199


128,767


124,252


19,097

Total cost of revenues

205,204


188,185


208,679


32,073


726,807


727,197


111,768

Gross profit














  Net advertising service

179,153


214,124


229,186


35,226


634,170


750,535


115,355

  Paid service

27,525


23,251


23,922


3,676


83,930


97,360


14,964

Total gross profit

206,678


237,375


253,108


38,902


718,100


847,895


130,319















* Derived from audited financial statements included in the Company's Form 20-F dated April 28, 2017.

 

Phoenix New Media Limited

Condensed Information of Cost of Revenues

(Amounts in thousands)


Three Months Ended


Twelve Months Ended


December 31,


September 30,


December 31,


December 31,


December 31,


December 31,


December 31,


2016


2017


2017


2017


2016


2017


2017


RMB


RMB


RMB


US$


RMB


RMB


US$


Unaudited


Unaudited


Unaudited


Unaudited


Audited*


Unaudited


Unaudited















Revenue sharing fees

17,340


27,891


12,350


1,898


72,027


72,613


11,160

Content and operational costs

138,635


110,491


143,588


22,069


470,813


466,379


71,681

Bandwidth costs

15,160


14,085


12,830


1,972


64,200


55,050


8,461

Sales taxes and surcharges

34,069


35,718


39,911


6,134


119,767


133,155


20,466

Total cost of revenues

205,204


188,185


208,679


32,073


726,807


727,197


111,768















*Derived from audited financial statements included in the Company's Form 20-F dated April 28, 2017.

 

Reconciliations of Non-GAAP Results of Operations Measures to the Nearest Comparable GAAP Measures

(Amounts in thousands, except for number of ADSs and per ADS data)




















Three Months Ended December 31, 2016


Three Months Ended September 30, 2017


Three Months Ended December 31, 2017




Non-GAAP






Non-GAAP






Non-GAAP




GAAP


Adjustments


Non-GAAP


GAAP


Adjustments


Non-GAAP


GAAP


Adjustments


Non-GAAP


RMB


RMB


RMB


RMB


RMB


RMB


RMB


RMB


RMB


Unaudited


Unaudited


Unaudited


Unaudited


Unaudited


Unaudited


Unaudited


Unaudited


Unaudited

Gross profit

206,678


(949)

(1)

205,729


237,375


949

(1)

238,324


253,108


1,221

(1)

254,329

Gross margin

50.2%




49.9%


55.8%




56.0%


54.8%




55.1%

Income/(loss) from 
     operations

21,450


1,542

(1)

22,992


35,470


2,450

(1)

37,920


(5,433)


4,677

(1)

(756)

Operatingt margin

5.2%




5.6%


8.3%




8.9%


(1.2%)




(0.2%)




1,542

(1)





2,450

(1)





4,677

(1)





29

(2)





(968)

(2)





(4,865)

(2)


Net income attributable 
     to Phoenix New 
     Media Limited

39,779


1,571


41,350


32,894


1,482


34,376


11,821


(188)


11,633

Net margin

9.7%




10.0%


7.7%




8.1%


2.6%




2.5%

Net income per 
     ADS—diluted

0.55




0.57


0.46




0.48


0.16




0.16

Weighted average number 
     of ADSs used in 
     computing diluted net 
     income per ADS

72,161,340




72,161,340


72,227,027




72,227,027


73,896,840




73,896,840





































(1) Share-based compensation

(2) Loss/(gain) from equity investments, including impairments


Non-GAAP to GAAP reconciling items have no income tax effect.

 

Reconciliations of Non-GAAP Results of Operations Measures to the Nearest Comparable GAAP Measures

(Amounts in thousands, except for number of ADSs and per ADS data)



Twelve Months Ended December 31, 2016


Twelve Months Ended December 31, 2017




Non-GAAP






Non-GAAP




GAAP


Adjustments


Non-GAAP


GAAP


Adjustments


Non-GAAP


RMB


RMB


RMB


RMB


RMB


RMB


Unaudited


Unaudited


Unaudited


Unaudited


Unaudited


Unaudited

Gross profit

718,100


(4,367)

(1)

713,733


847,895


5,017

(1)

852,912

Gross margin

49.7%




49.4%


53.8%




54.2%

Income from operations

35,372


1,890

(1)

37,262


14,983


20,852

(1)

35,835

Operating margin

2.4%




2.6%


1.0%




2.3%




1,890

(1)





20,852

(1)





1,776

(2)





(6,296)

(2)


Net income attributable to Phoenix New 
     Media Limited

80,611


3,666


84,277


37,472


14,556


52,028

Nett margin

5.6%




5.8%


2.4%




3.3%

Net income per ADS—diluted

1.12




1.17


0.51




0.70

Weighted average number of ADSs used in 
     computing diluted net income per ADS

72,129,738




72,129,738


73,804,238




73,804,238













(1) Share-based compensation

(2) Loss/(gain) from equity investments, including impairments


Non-GAAP to GAAP reconciling items have no income tax effect

 

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