Business, Internet Shows Online Gaming Has Stable Growth In China

Chinese online gaming firm Limited today announced its unaudited financial results for the first quarter ended March 31, 2010.

Total revenues reached USD72.1 million, an increase of 2% quarter-over-quarter and 17% year-over-year. Net income hit USD39.7 million, and aggregate registered accounts for the company's games grew 8% quarter-over-quarter and 38% year-over-year to 87.4 million.

Both gross margin and non-GAAP gross margin in the first quarter of 2010 were 93%, which was roughly in-line with 92% in the fourth quarter of 2009 and 94% in the first quarter of 2009. For the first quarter of 2010, total operating expenses were USD21.4 million, up 2% quarter-over-quarter and 6% year-over-year. Non-GAAP operating expenses were USD18.5 million, up 4% quarter-over-quarter and down 5% year-over-year.

Operating profit for the first quarter of 2010 increased 2% quarter-over-quarter and 19% year-over-year to USD45.3 million.

As of March 31, 2010, Changyou had a net cash balance of USD265.4 million, up from USD226.9 million as of December 31, 2009. Operating cash flow for the first quarter of 2010 was a net inflow of USD43.3 million.

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