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Perfect World Announces Fourth Quarter and Fiscal Year 2012 Unaudited Financial Results

March 11, 2013

BEIJING, March 11, 2013 /PRNewswire/ — Perfect World Co., Ltd. (NASDAQ: 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, 2012.

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Fourth Quarter 2012 Highlights (1)

  • Total revenues were RMB679.9 million (USD109.1 million), as compared to RMB695.8 million in 3Q12 and RMB776.4 million in 4Q11.
  • Gross profit was RMB522.6 million (USD83.9 million), as compared to RMB566.9 million in 3Q12 and RMB639.3 million in 4Q11.
  • Operating profit was RMB12.4 million (USD2.0 million), as compared to RMB109.4 million in 3Q12 and RMB220.2 million in 4Q11. Excluding the share-based compensation charge and the goodwill impairment, non-GAAP operating profit (2) was RMB67.1 million (USD10.8 million), as compared to RMB127.5 million in 3Q12 and RMB244.0 million in 4Q11.
  • Net income attributable to the Company’s shareholders was RMB86.4 million (USD13.9 million), as compared to RMB86.2 million in 3Q12 and RMB260.0 million in 4Q11. Excluding the share-based compensation charge and the goodwill impairment, non-GAAP net income attributable to the Company’s shareholders (2) was RMB141.1 million (USD22.7 million), as compared to RMB104.3 million in 3Q12 and RMB283.9 million in 4Q11.
  • Basic and diluted earnings per ADS (3) were RMB1.79 (USD0.29) and RMB1.78 (USD0.29), respectively, as compared to RMB1.78 and RMB1.77, respectively, in 3Q12, and RMB5.65 and RMB5.45, respectively, in 4Q11. Excluding the share-based compensation charge and the goodwill impairment, non-GAAP basic and diluted earnings per ADS (2) were RMB2.92 (USD0.47) and RMB2.90 (USD0.47), respectively, as compared to RMB2.16 and RMB2.14 respectively, in 3Q12, and RMB6.17 and RMB5.94, respectively, in 4Q11.
  • In October 2012, obtained exclusive rights to operate “Dota 2,” a popular online game with the unique mix of action, RTS and RPG gameplay, in mainland China.
  • Released German, Polish, and Russian versions of “Torchlight 2.”
    (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, 2012, which was RMB6.2301 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, non-
     GAAP net income attributable to
     the Company's shareholders and
     non-GAAP earnings per ADS are
     defined to exclude share-based
     compensation charge and the
     goodwill impairment from operating
     profit, 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 2012 Financial Highlights

  • Total revenues were RMB2,770.6 million (USD444.7 million), as compared to RMB2,983.4 million in fiscal year 2011.
  • Gross profit was RMB2,230.7 million (USD358.0 million), as compared to RMB2,503.5 million in fiscal year 2011.
  • Operating profit was RMB511.8 million (USD82.1 million), as compared to RMB1,023.3 million in fiscal year 2011. Excluding the share-based compensation charge and the goodwill impairment, non-GAAP operating profit was RMB623.7 million (USD100.1 million), as compared to RMB1,128.0 million in fiscal year 2011.
  • Net income attributable to the Company’s shareholders was RMB540.7 million (USD86.8 million), as compared to RMB984.0 million in fiscal year 2011. Excluding the share-based compensation charge and the goodwill impairment, non-GAAP net income attributable to the Company’s shareholders was RMB652.6 million (USD104.7 million), as compared to RMB1,088.7 million in fiscal year 2011.
  • Basic and diluted earnings per ADS were RMB11.31 (USD1.81) and RMB11.15 (USD1.79), respectively, as compared to RMB20.18 and RMB19.27, respectively, in fiscal year 2011. Excluding the share-based compensation charge and the goodwill impairment, non-GAAP basic and diluted earnings per ADS were RMB13.65 (USD2.19) and RMB13.46 (USD2.16), respectively, as compared to RMB22.33 and RMB21.32, respectively, in fiscal year 2011.

Mr. Michael Chi, Chairman of Perfect World commented, “We ended 2012 with the fourth quarter top-line results in line with our expectations. During the past year of 2012, we decelerated in-game promotional activities and primarily focused on longer-term projects in our pipeline and content enhancements for our existing titles in order to maintain a healthy life cycle of our portfolio and sustainable growth of our business. As such, our 2012 results came in softer than our previous year’s results. However, we believe this was a necessary step for the long-term benefit of our business and are confident that our efforts over the past year will translate into more high-quality entertainment and services for our players worldwide in 2013 and beyond.”

“Every single well-received product we ever delivered over the past few years is the fruit of the close collaboration of all of our talented staff and our dedicated management team, to all of whom I would like to extend my deep appreciation. Especially, I would like to express my sincere gratitude to Robert, our Co-CEO, for his persistent efforts to push forward the development and implementation of our corporate strategy together with me. Through his years’ of contribution to the Company, the board of directors and I have grown great confidence in his outstanding leadership and execution capabilities. As such, while remaining Chairman of the Board of Directors to oversee the Company’s strategic directions, I have decided to step down from the Co-CEO position and the board has decided to appoint Robert as the Company’s CEO. The board and I will continue to support Robert in his role as the Company’s CEO, and are confident in his future leadership of the Company to overcome challenges and create a better Perfect World.”

Mr. Robert Xiao, CEO of Perfect World continued, “I would like to thank Michael and the board for their trust and support. As Michael just mentioned, the past year was a quiet year for us in terms of our new game launches. However, we believe it was necessary for us to focus on working on areas that would pay off in the future for the long run. During the fourth quarter, besides enhancing our recently-launched new game, ‘Return of the Condor Heroes,’ we also continued to work on expanding our deep and diverse game pipeline. A number of attractive titles are currently under development, including a variety of MMORPGs, web games and mobile games. Out of them, our highly-anticipated MMORPGs, ‘Swordsman Online’ and ‘Saint Seiya Online,’ are now in the final stages of development and fine-tuning. We look forward to bringing these two titles to our Chinese players later this year. We also plan to introduce more of our web games and mobile games to different markets this year and further strengthen our pipeline. In addition to these attractive titles that are under development by our Chinese studios, our pipeline also includes a number of world-class titles. For example, we have obtained exclusive rights to operate ‘Dota 2′ in mainland China. This world-famous title with a unique mix of action, RTS and RPG gameplay has attracted wide attention from gamers worldwide. Another world-class title in our pipeline is ‘Neverwinter,’ a highly-anticipated MMORPG being developed by our subsidiary Cryptic Studios in the U.S., which we look forward to initially launching in North America soon.”

“We also continue to strengthen our operational capabilities in both China and overseas. In addition to operating a variety of MMORPGs and web games in China, we have also established an overseas network through our subsidiaries and licensing activities with overseas partners, covering over a hundred countries and regions with over one-fourth of our total revenues generated from various overseas markets. Continued focus on our global operational capabilities is an important part of our strategies. As such, I am pleased to announce that the Company has appointed Mr. Qi Zhu, our senior vice president, as Chief Publishing Officer, Asia, responsible for our game operations and publishing in Asia, and Mr. Alan Chen, our senior vice president, as Chief Publishing Officer, U.S. & Europe, responsible for our game operations and publishing in the U.S. and Europe.”

“In summary, moving forward, in addition to our unchanged dedication to delivering more AAA-quality client-based games and further strengthening our global presence, we will also put more resources and efforts on developing lighter games, including web games and mobile games, to further diversify our portfolio and pipeline. We are hopeful that our efforts will turn into new growth drivers for our business and create long-term value for our shareholders.”

“I am also pleased to announce that as we continue to generate a healthy cash flow from our strong operations and remain confident in our long term outlook, the Company would like to return value to our shareholders to express our gratitude for their enduring trust and support. On March 10, 2013, the board of directors declared annual cash dividends in the aggregate amount of approximately USD22 million to our shareholders of record as of the close of business on April 8, 2013 (Eastern Time), at USD0.09 per Class A or Class B ordinary share, or USD0.45 per ADS, each representing five Class B ordinary shares of the Company. The cash dividends are expected to be distributed in or around April 2013. We intend to distribute dividends annually in the future. However, the distribution of any future dividends will be at the full discretion of the Board and will be dependent upon our financial position, results of operations, available cash, capital requirements and other factors. Bringing value to our shareholders is an important part of our commitment, and we will continue to do what is necessary for the long-term health of our business and the best interest of our shareholders.”

Fourth Quarter 2012 Financial Results

Total Revenues

Total revenues were RMB679.9 million (USD109.1 million) in 4Q12, as compared to RMB695.8 million in 3Q12 and RMB776.4 million in 4Q11.

Online game operation revenues, which include both domestic and overseas online game operations, were RMB599.7 million (USD96.3 million) in 4Q12, as compared to RMB608.2 million in 3Q12 and RMB706.9 million in 4Q11.

The aggregate average concurrent users (ACU) for games under operation in mainland China was approximately 620,000 in 4Q12, as compared to 601,000 in 3Q12 and 873,000 in 4Q11. The increase in ACU from 3Q12 was mainly attributable to a rebound in user traffic for some of the Company’s existing games such as “Zhu Xian.”

Licensing revenues were RMB36.5 million (USD5.9 million) in 4Q12, as compared to RMB39.0 million in 3Q12 and RMB65.6 million in 4Q11. The decrease from 3Q12 was primarily due to lower initial license fees in certain overseas markets in 4Q12.

Other revenues were RMB43.7 million (USD7.0 million) in 4Q12, as compared to RMB48.6 million in 3Q12 and RMB3.9 million in 4Q11. Most of the other revenues for 4Q12 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.

Cost of Revenues

The cost of revenues was RMB157.3 million (USD25.3 million) in 4Q12, as compared to RMB128.9 million in 3Q12 and RMB137.1 million in 4Q11. The increase from 3Q12 was mainly due to an impairment associated with certain of the Company’s smaller games in 4Q12.

Gross Profit and Gross Margin

Gross profit was RMB522.6 million (USD83.9 million) in 4Q12, as compared to RMB566.9 million in 3Q12 and RMB639.3 million in 4Q11. Gross margin was 76.9% in 4Q12, as compared to 81.5% in 3Q12 and 82.3% in 4Q11.

Operating Expenses

Operating expenses were RMB510.2 million (USD81.9 million) in 4Q12, as compared to RMB457.5 million in 3Q12 and RMB419.1 million in 4Q11. The increase in operating expenses from 3Q12 was mainly due to the goodwill impairment associated with the Company’s Japanese subsidiary and higher R&D expenses, partially offset by decreases in sales and marketing expenses and general administrative expenses in 4Q12.

R&D expenses were RMB230.9 million (USD37.1 million) in 4Q12, as compared to RMB197.1 million in 3Q12 and RMB186.5 million in 4Q11. The increase from 3Q12 was primarily due to an increase in staff cost, including a special year-end bonus.

Sales and marketing expenses were RMB159.7 million (USD25.6 million) in 4Q12, as compared to RMB177.1 million in 3Q12 and RMB142.0 million in 4Q11. The decrease from 3Q12 was primarily due to a decrease in advertising and promotional expenses in 4Q12. In 4Q12, the Company did not launch any major new game or release as many major expansion packs as in 3Q12.

General and administrative expenses were RMB78.8 million (USD12.6 million) in 4Q12, as compared to RMB83.3 million in 3Q12 and RMB90.6 million in 4Q11. The decrease from 3Q12 was mainly due to a decrease in staff cost.

Goodwill impairment was RMB40.8 million (USD6.5 million) in 4Q12, as compared to Nil in 3Q12 and Nil in 4Q11. The increase was primarily due to the goodwill impairment associated with the Company’s Japanese subsidiary.

Operating Profit

Operating profit was RMB12.4 million (USD2.0 million) in 4Q12, as compared to RMB109.4 million in 3Q12 and RMB220.2 million in 4Q11. Excluding the share-based compensation charge and the goodwill impairment, non-GAAP operating profit was RMB67.1 million (USD10.8 million) in 4Q12, as compared to RMB127.5 million in 3Q12 and RMB244.0 million in 4Q11.

Total Other Income

Total other income was RMB75.6 million (USD12.1 million) in 4Q12, as compared to RMB16.1 million in 3Q12 and RMB49.0 million in 4Q11. The increase from 3Q12 was largely due to a foreign exchange gain and an equity investment gain recognized in 4Q12, while respective losses were recognized in 3Q12. In addition, the sequential increase was also attributable to an increase in government grant subsidy income.

Income Tax Expense

Income tax expense was RMB1.1 million (USD0.2 million) in 4Q12, as compared to RMB29.1 million in 3Q12 and RMB10.7 million in 4Q11. The decrease from 3Q12 was mainly due to the R&D super deduction recognized during the annual tax filing for some of the Company’s PRC entities.

Net Income Attributable to the Company’s Shareholders

Net income attributable to the Company’s shareholders was RMB86.4 million (USD13.9 million) in 4Q12, as compared to RMB86.2 million in 3Q12 and RMB260.0 million in 4Q11. Excluding the share-based compensation charge and the goodwill impairment, non-GAAP net income attributable to the Company’s shareholders was RMB141.1 million (USD22.7 million) in 4Q12, as compared to RMB104.3 million in 3Q12 and RMB283.9 million in 4Q11.

Basic and diluted earnings per ADS were RMB1.79 (USD0.29) and RMB1.78 (USD0.29), respectively, in 4Q12, as compared to RMB1.78 and RMB1.77, respectively, in 3Q12, and RMB5.65 and RMB5.45, respectively, in 4Q11. Excluding the share-based compensation charge and the goodwill impairment, non-GAAP basic and diluted earnings per ADS were RMB2.92 (USD0.47) and RMB2.90 (USD0.47), respectively, in 4Q12, as compared to RMB2.16 and RMB2.14, respectively, in 3Q12, and RMB6.17 and RMB5.94, respectively, in 4Q11.

Cash and Cash Equivalents

As of December 31, 2012, the Company had RMB799.6 million (USD128.3 million) of cash and cash equivalents, as compared to RMB745.8 million as of September 30, 2012. The increase was primarily due to net cash inflow generated from the Company’s online game operations, partially offset by a cash outflow for the investments in certain short-term structured deposits.

Fiscal Year 2012 Financial Results

Total Revenues

Total revenues were RMB2,770.6 million (USD444.7 million) in fiscal year 2012, as compared to RMB2,983.4 million in fiscal year 2011.

Online game operation revenues, which include both domestic and overseas online game operations, were RMB2,499.4 million (USD401.2 million) in fiscal year 2012, as compared to RMB2,708.5 million in fiscal year 2011. The year-over-year decrease was primarily due to lower monetization of some of the existing games for the Company’s domestic operations, and was partially offset by the continued strength of the Company’s U.S. and European subsidiaries, as well as additional contribution from its recently-launched new game “Return of the Condor Heroes” in the domestic market.

Licensing revenues were RMB171.6 million (USD27.5 million) in fiscal year 2012, as compared to RMB246.8 million in fiscal year 2011. The year-over-year decrease was primarily because the Company did not launch any new game in the domestic market until the end of 3Q12, which led to less availability of new games for export to overseas markets in fiscal year 2012.

Other revenues were RMB99.6 million (USD16.0 million) in fiscal year 2012, as compared to RMB28.1 million in fiscal year 2011. The year-over-year increase was primarily associated with the revenue contribution from “Torchlight 2,” the Company’s popular pay-per-install game released in fiscal year 2012.

Cost of Revenues

Cost of revenues was RMB539.9 million (USD86.7 million) in fiscal year 2012, as compared to RMB479.9 million in fiscal year 2011. The year-over-year increase was primarily due to an impairment associated with certain of the Company’s smaller games and an increase in staff cost in fiscal year 2012.

Gross Profit and Gross Margin

Gross profit was RMB2,230.7 million (USD358.0 million) in fiscal year 2012, as compared to RMB2,503.5 million in fiscal year 2011. Gross margin was 80.5% in fiscal year 2012, as compared to 83.9% in fiscal year 2011.

Operating Expenses

Operating expenses were RMB1,718.9 million (USD275.9 million) in fiscal year 2012, as compared to RMB1,480.2 million in fiscal year 2011. The year-over-year increase in operating expenses was mainly due to an increase in staff cost and the goodwill impairment associated with the Company’s Japanese subsidiary.

Operating Profit

Operating profit was RMB511.8 million (USD82.1 million) in fiscal year 2012, as compared to RMB1,023.3 million in fiscal year 2011. Excluding the share-based compensation charge and the goodwill impairment, non-GAAP operating profit was RMB623.7 million (USD100.1 million) in fiscal year 2012, as compared to RMB1,128.0 million in fiscal year 2011.

Net Income Attributable to the Company’s Shareholders

Net income attributable to the Company’s shareholders was RMB540.7 million (USD86.8 million) in fiscal year 2012, as compared to RMB984.0 million in fiscal year 2011. Excluding the share-based compensation charge and the goodwill impairment, non-GAAP net income attributable to the Company’s shareholders was RMB652.6 million (USD104.7 million) in fiscal year 2012, as compared to RMB1,088.7 million in fiscal year 2011.

Basic and diluted earnings per ADS were RMB11.31 (USD1.81) and RMB11.15 (USD1.79), respectively, in fiscal year 2012, as compared to RMB20.18 and RMB19.27, respectively, in fiscal year 2011. Excluding the share-based compensation charge and the goodwill impairment, non-GAAP basic and diluted earnings per ADS were RMB13.65 (USD2.19) and RMB13.46 (USD2.16), respectively, in fiscal year 2012, as compared to RMB22.33 and RMB21.32, respectively, in fiscal year 2011.

Declaration of Annual Cash Dividends

On March 10, 2013, the Company’s board of directors declared annual cash dividends in the aggregate amount of approximately USD22 million to the Company’s shareholders of record as of the close of business on April 8, 2013 (Eastern Time), at USD0.09 per Class A or Class B ordinary share, or USD0.45 per ADS, each representing five Class B ordinary shares of the Company. The cash dividends are expected to be distributed in or around April 2013.

The Company intends to distribute dividends annually in the future. However, the distribution of any future dividends will be at the full discretion of the Board and will be dependent upon 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 2013 are expected to be between RMB592 million and RMB619 million. “Torchlight 2,” the Company’s popular pay-per-install game, contributed better-than expected revenues in the fourth quarter. The Company does not expect the revenue contribution from this game to be as significant in the first quarter of 2013. Additionally, the Company does not launch any major new game in the first quarter of 2013 and decided to slow down some of the in-game monetization in order to maintain a healthy life cycle of its existing games in the long term.

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, non-GAAP net income attributable to the Company’s shareholders and non-GAAP earnings per ADS by excluding share-based compensation charge and the goodwill impairment from operating profit, 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 they exclude certain expenses that are not expected to result in cash payments. 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. They are not reflected in the presentation of the non-GAAP financial measures, but should be considered in the overall evaluation of our 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. We compensate for these limitations by providing the relevant disclosure of our share-based compensation charge and the goodwill impairment in our reconciliations to the most directly comparable GAAP financial measures, which should be considered when evaluating our 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 11, 2013 (9:00am Beijing time on Tuesday, March 12, 2013).

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 19, 2013.

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:                         14047724

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

Perfect World Co., Ltd. (NASDAQ: 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” and “Return of the Condor Heroes;” an online casual game: “Hot Dance Party;” and a number of web games and social networking games. While a substantial portion of the revenues are generated in China, Perfect World operates its games in North America, Europe and Japan 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, Australia, New Zealand, 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,” “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 limited operating history, its 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 11, 2013, 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, Investor Relations & Corporate Communications
Joanne Deng – Investor Relations Manager
Tel: +86-10-5780-5700
Fax: +86-10-5780-5713
Email: ir@pwrd.com
http://www.pwrd.com

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Victor Kuo
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                                                                       Unaudited Consolidated Balance Sheets

                                                                                                             December 31,              December 31,              December 31,

                                                                                                                                 2011                      2012                      2012
                                                                                                                                 ----                      ----                      ----

                                                                                                                 RMB                       RMB                        USD

    Assets

    Current assets

    Cash and cash equivalents                                                                                           2,150,213,495               799,632,647               128,349,890

    Restricted cash                                                                                                       535,500,431               891,462,180               143,089,546

    Short-term investments                                                                                                139,517,875             1,508,884,886               242,192,723

    Accounts receivable, net                                                                                              142,543,972               110,286,428                17,702,192

    Due from related parties                                                                                                   40,000                 7,542,600                 1,210,671

    Prepayment and other assets                                                                                            94,628,466               156,083,903                25,053,194

    Deferred tax assets                                                                                                    27,130,068                41,585,847                 6,674,989

    Total current assets                                                                                                3,089,574,307             3,515,478,491               564,273,205
                                                                                                                        -------------             -------------               -----------

    Non current assets

    Equity investments                                                                                                     33,384,729               227,832,057                36,569,567

    Time deposits                                                                                                         293,892,575                51,465,395                 8,260,765

    Restricted time deposits                                                                                              125,717,425                 7,814,450                 1,254,306

    Property, equipment, and software, net                                                                              1,259,850,498             1,206,485,419               193,654,262

    Construction in progress                                                                                                4,793,214                20,326,428                 3,262,617

    Intangible assets, net                                                                                                273,193,489               229,013,555                36,759,210

    Goodwill                                                                                                              466,328,513               408,829,417                65,621,646

    Due from related parties                                                                                                7,561,080                         -                         -

    Prepayments and other assets                                                                                           62,457,484                87,332,624                14,017,853

    Deferred tax assets                                                                                                    35,235,313                42,427,797                 6,810,131
                                                                                                                           ----------                ----------                 ---------

    Total assets                                                                                                        5,651,988,627             5,797,005,633               930,483,562
                                                                                                                        =============             =============               ===========

    Liabilities and Shareholders' Equity

    Current liabilities

    Accounts payable                                                                                                       89,123,596                70,696,803                11,347,618

    Short-term bank loans                                                                                                 560,780,100               747,974,500               120,058,185

    Advances from customers                                                                                                95,921,079               133,949,512                21,500,379

    Salary and welfare payable                                                                                            204,976,567               232,137,936                37,260,708

    Taxes payable                                                                                                          43,236,335                49,898,625                 8,009,282

    Accrued expenses and other liabilities                                                                                 68,663,124                58,016,741                 9,312,329

    Due to related parties                                                                                                    155,000                   150,000                    24,077

    Deferred revenues                                                                                                     461,921,174               365,705,044                58,699,707

    Deferred tax liabilities                                                                                              106,933,061                61,219,290                 9,826,374

    Deferred government grants                                                                                                579,526                   458,287                    73,560

    Total current liabilities                                                                                           1,632,289,562             1,720,206,738               276,112,219

    Deferred revenues                                                                                                      17,481,338                56,503,584                 9,069,451

        Deferred tax liabilities                                                                                            8,005,954                 6,875,864                 1,103,652

        Other long-term liabilities                                                                                         8,803,103                 1,619,438                   259,938
                                                                                                                            ---------                 ---------                   -------

    Total liabilities                                                                                                   1,666,579,957             1,785,205,624               286,545,260
                                                                                                                        -------------             -------------               -----------

    Shareholders' Equity

    Ordinary shares (US$0.0001 par value, 10,000,000,000                                                                      186,948                   193,960                    31,133

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

    issued and outstanding, 201,238,020 Class B ordinary

    shares issued and outstanding as of  December 31, 2011;

    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)

    Additional paid-in capital                                                                                            212,421,037               329,804,508                52,937,274

    Statutory reserves                                                                                                    268,014,793               272,938,726                43,809,686

    Accumulated other comprehensive loss                                                                                  (60,430,695)              (80,543,186)              (12,928,073)

    Retained earnings                                                                                                   3,538,087,071             3,466,189,747               556,361,816

    Total Perfect World Shareholders' Equity                                                                            3,958,279,154             3,988,583,755               640,211,836

    Non-controlling interests                                                                                              27,129,516                23,216,254                 3,726,466
                                                                                                                           ----------                ----------                 ---------

    Total Shareholders' Equity                                                                                          3,985,408,670             4,011,800,009               643,938,302
                                                                                                                        -------------             -------------               -----------

    Total Liabilities and Shareholders' Equity                                                                          5,651,988,627             5,797,005,633               930,483,562
                                                                                                                        =============             =============               ===========

                                                                                                                                      Perfect World Co., Ltd.

                                                                                                                          Unaudited Consolidated Statements of Operations

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                                                                                                   2011                        2012                                               2012                      2012                       2011                       2012                      2012
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                                                                                   RMB                        RMB                                                 RMB                       USD                        RMB                        RMB                       USD

    Revenues

    Online game operation revenues                                                          706,928,792                 608,210,956                                        599,656,127                96,251,445              2,708,506,602              2,499,418,794               401,184,378

    Licensing revenues                                                                       65,602,278                  38,967,837                                         36,495,793                 5,857,979                246,823,270                171,563,574                27,537,852

    Other revenues                                                                            3,856,156                  48,630,435                                         43,745,046                 7,021,564                 28,106,785                 99,603,687                15,987,494
                                                                                              ---------                  ----------                                         ----------                 ---------                 ----------                 ----------                ----------

    Total Revenues                                                                          776,387,226                 695,809,228                                        679,896,966               109,130,988              2,983,436,657              2,770,586,055               444,709,724

    Cost of revenues                                                                       (137,087,329)               (128,875,426)                                      (157,316,603)              (25,251,056)              (479,929,333)              (539,935,810)              (86,665,673)
                                                                                           ------------                ------------                                       ------------               -----------               ------------               ------------               -----------

    Gross profit                                                                            639,299,897                 566,933,802                                        522,580,363                83,879,932              2,503,507,324              2,230,650,245               358,044,051

    Operating expenses

    Research and development expenses                                                      (186,483,272)               (197,110,698)                                      (230,930,699)              (37,066,933)              (664,354,758)              (797,067,359)             (127,938,132)

    Sales and marketing expenses                                                           (142,022,371)               (177,135,483)                                      (159,699,131)              (25,633,478)              (513,914,847)              (559,973,706)              (89,881,977)

    General and administrative expenses                                                     (90,617,974)                (83,270,255)                                       (78,805,501)              (12,649,155)              (301,951,176)              (321,059,742)              (51,533,642)

    Goodwill impairment                                                                               -                           -                                        (40,769,946)               (6,544,028)                         -                (40,769,946)               (6,544,028)
                                                                                                    ---                         ---                                        -----------                ----------                        ---                -----------                ----------

    Total operating expenses                                                               (419,123,617)               (457,516,436)                                      (510,205,277)              (81,893,594)            (1,480,220,781)            (1,718,870,753)             (275,897,779)
                                                                                           ------------                ------------                                       ------------               -----------             --------------             --------------              ------------

    Operating  profit                                                                       220,176,280                 109,417,366                                         12,375,086                 1,986,338              1,023,286,543                511,779,492                82,146,272
                                                                                            -----------                 -----------                                         ----------                 ---------              -------------                -----------                ----------

    Other income / (expenses)

    Share of (loss) / income from equity investments                                           (341,956)                 (4,430,549)                                         6,396,692                 1,026,740                 (1,574,506)                (5,334,495)                 (856,245)

    Interest income                                                                          23,418,520                  19,169,167                                         22,355,315                 3,588,275                 72,527,888                 94,572,292                15,179,900

    Interest expense                                                                         (4,329,191)                 (5,345,876)                                        (4,368,201)                 (701,145)                (6,606,336)               (21,866,732)               (3,509,852)

    Others, net                                                                              30,228,833                   6,695,488                                         51,213,562                 8,220,343                 54,171,038                 84,212,576                13,517,050
                                                                                             ----------                   ---------                                         ----------                 ---------                 ----------                 ----------                ----------

    Total other income                                                                       48,976,206                  16,088,230                                         75,597,368                12,134,213                118,518,084                151,583,641                24,330,853
                                                                                             ----------                  ----------                                         ----------                ----------                -----------                -----------                ----------

    Profit before tax                                                                       269,152,486                 125,505,596                                         87,972,454                14,120,551              1,141,804,627                663,363,133               106,477,125

    Income tax expense                                                                      (10,657,559)                (29,077,514)                                        (1,134,281)                 (182,065)              (161,704,455)              (116,119,365)              (18,638,443)
                                                                                            -----------                 -----------                                         ----------                  --------               ------------               ------------               -----------

    Income from continuing operations, net of tax                                           258,494,927                  96,428,082                                         86,838,173                13,938,486                980,100,172                547,243,768                87,838,682
                                                                                            -----------                  ----------                                         ----------                ----------                -----------                -----------                ----------

    Loss from discontinued operations, net of tax                                                     -                           -                                                  -                         -                    (37,492)                         -                         -
                                                                                                    ---                         ---                                                ---                       ---                    -------                        ---                       ---

    Net Income                                                                              258,494,927                  96,428,082                                         86,838,173                13,938,486                980,062,680                547,243,768                87,838,682
                                                                                            -----------                  ----------                                         ----------                ----------                -----------                -----------                ----------

    Net loss / (income) attributable to the non-controlling interests                         1,526,359                 (10,269,331)                                          (391,178)                  (62,788)                 3,923,735                 (6,593,580)               (1,058,343)
                                                                                              ---------                 -----------                                           --------                   -------                  ---------                 ----------                ----------

    Net income attributable to the Company's shareholders                                   260,021,286                  86,158,751                                         86,446,995                13,875,698                983,986,415                540,650,188                86,780,339
                                                                                            ===========                  ==========                                         ==========                ==========                ===========                ===========                ==========

    Net earnings per share, basic

    Continuing operations                                                                          1.13                        0.36                                               0.36                      0.06                       4.04                       2.26                      0.36

    Discontinued operations                                                                        0.00                        0.00                                               0.00                      0.00                       0.00                       0.00                      0.00
                                                                                                   ----                        ----                                               ----                      ----                       ----                       ----                      ----

    Total earnings per share, basic                                                                1.13                        0.36                                               0.36                      0.06                       4.04                       2.26                      0.36
                                                                                                   ====                        ====                                               ====                      ====                       ====                       ====                      ====

    Net earnings per share, diluted

    Continuing operations                                                                          1.09                        0.35                                               0.36                      0.06                       3.85                       2.23                      0.36

    Discontinued operations                                                                        0.00                        0.00                                               0.00                      0.00                       0.00                       0.00                      0.00
                                                                                                   ----                        ----                                               ----                      ----                       ----                       ----                      ----

    Total earnings per share, diluted                                                              1.09                        0.35                                               0.36                      0.06                       3.85                       2.23                      0.36
                                                                                                   ====                        ====                                               ====                      ====                       ====                       ====                      ====

    Net earnings per ADS, basic

    Continuing operations                                                                          5.65                        1.78                                               1.79                      0.29                      20.17                      11.31                      1.81

    Discontinued operations                                                                        0.00                        0.00                                               0.00                      0.00                       0.01                       0.00                      0.00
                                                                                                   ----                        ----                                               ----                      ----                       ----                       ----                      ----

    Total earnings per ADS, basic                                                                  5.65                        1.78                                               1.79                      0.29                      20.18                      11.31                      1.81
                                                                                                   ====                        ====                                               ====                      ====                      =====                      =====                      ====

    Net earnings per ADS, diluted

    Continuing operations                                                                          5.45                        1.77                                               1.78                      0.29                      19.26                      11.15                      1.79

    Discontinued operations                                                                        0.00                        0.00                                               0.00                      0.00                       0.01                       0.00                      0.00
                                                                                                   ----                        ----                                               ----                      ----                       ----                       ----                      ----

    Total earnings per ADS, diluted                                                                5.45                        1.77                                               1.78                      0.29                      19.27                      11.15                      1.79
                                                                                                   ====                        ====                                               ====                      ====                      =====                      =====                      ====

    Shares used in calculating basic net earnings                                           230,210,827                 241,622,487                                        241,754,091               241,754,091                243,765,093                239,119,233               239,119,233
        per share

    Shares used in calculating diluted net earnings                                         238,748,799                 243,269,476                                        243,416,502               243,416,502                255,380,327                242,495,660               242,495,660
        per share

    Amount attributable to the Company's shareholders:

    Income from continuing operations, net of tax                                           260,021,286                  86,158,751                                         86,446,995                13,875,698                983,672,251                540,650,188                86,780,339

    Income from discontinued operations, net of tax                                                   -                           -                                                  -                         -                    314,164                          -                         -
                                                                                                    ---                         ---                                                ---                       ---                    -------                        ---                       ---

    Net income                                                                              260,021,286                  86,158,751                                         86,446,995                13,875,698                983,986,415                540,650,188                86,780,339
                                                                                            ===========                  ==========                                         ==========                ==========                ===========                ===========                ==========

    Total share-based compensation cost included in:

    Cost of revenues                                                                         (1,508,310)                 (1,130,569)                                          (799,479)                 (128,325)                (6,362,169)                (4,570,357)                 (733,593)

    Research and development expenses                                                       (11,607,745)                 (8,598,468)                                        (6,631,180)               (1,064,378)               (47,533,344)               (34,818,684)               (5,588,784)

    Sales and marketing expenses                                                             (3,628,054)                 (2,730,279)                                        (2,390,115)                 (383,640)               (15,228,350)               (10,111,863)               (1,623,066)

    General and administrative expenses                                                      (7,101,620)                 (5,652,702)                                        (4,105,931)                 (659,047)               (35,612,664)               (21,643,688)               (3,474,051)

                                                                                                             Perfect World Co., Ltd.

                                                                                                   Reconciliation of GAAP and Non-GAAP Results

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                                                                      2011                      2012                                            2012                    2012                     2011                     2012                     2012
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                                                      RMB                       RMB                                             RMB                      USD                     RMB                      RMB                      USD

    GAAP operating profit                                      220,176,280               109,417,366                                      12,375,086               1,986,338            1,023,286,543              511,779,492               82,146,272

    Share based compensation                                    23,845,729                18,112,018                                      13,926,705               2,235,390              104,736,527               71,144,592               11,419,494
         charge

    Goodwill impairment                                                  -                         -                                      40,769,946               6,544,028                        -               40,769,946                6,544,028
                                                                       ---                       ---                                      ----------               ---------                      ---               ----------                ---------

    Non-GAAP operating profit                                  244,022,009               127,529,384                                      67,071,737              10,765,756            1,128,023,070              623,694,030              100,109,794
                                                               ===========               ===========                                      ==========              ==========            =============              ===========              ===========

    GAAP net income attributable to the                        260,021,286                86,158,751                                      86,446,995              13,875,698              983,986,415              540,650,188               86,780,339

         Company's shareholders

    Share based compensation                                    23,845,729                18,112,018                                      13,926,705               2,235,390              104,736,527               71,144,592               11,419,494
         charge

    Goodwill impairment                                                  -                         -                                      40,769,946               6,544,028                        -               40,769,946                6,544,028
                                                                       ---                       ---                                      ----------               ---------                      ---               ----------                ---------

    Non-GAAP net income attributable to the                    283,867,015               104,270,769                                     141,143,646              22,655,116            1,088,722,942              652,564,726              104,743,861
         Company's shareholders

    GAAP net earnings per ADS

       - Basic                                                        5.65                      1.78                                            1.79                    0.29                    20.18                    11.31                     1.81

       - Diluted                                                      5.45                      1.77                                            1.78                    0.29                    19.27                    11.15                     1.79

    Non-GAAP net earnings per ADS

       - Basic                                                        6.17                      2.16                                            2.92                    0.47                    22.33                    13.65                     2.19

       - Diluted                                                      5.94                      2.14                                            2.90                    0.47                    21.32                    13.46                     2.16

    ADSs used in calculating net earnings per ADS

       - Basic                                                  46,042,165                48,324,497                                      48,350,818              48,350,818               48,753,019               47,823,847               47,823,847

       - Diluted                                                47,749,760                48,653,895                                      48,683,300              48,683,300               51,076,065               48,499,132               48,499,132

SOURCE Perfect World Co., Ltd.


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