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AsiaInfo-Linkage Reports Unaudited Third Quarter 2012 Results
Oct 31, 2012 (05:10 PM EDT)


-- Meeting guidance with net revenue (non-GAAP)(1) of US$129.4 million

-- Meeting guidance with net income attributable to AsiaInfo-Linkage, Inc.(non-GAAP)(2) per basic share of US$0.24

BEIJING and SANTA CLARA, Calif., Oct. 31, 2012 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- AsiaInfo-Linkage, Inc. (NASDAQ: ASIA) ("AsiaInfo-Linkage," the "Company," "we," "us" or "our"), a leading provider of telecommunication software solutions and services in China, today announced financial results for the quarter ended September 30, 2012.

"In the third quarter we continued to see healthy demand for our IT solutions from China's three telecommunications carriers," said AsiaInfo-Linkage President and Chief Executive Officer Steve Zhang. "Our growth remained steady and in line with our overall expectations over the first nine months of this year."

"In terms of customer-specific developments, we signed all of our remaining NG BOSS 3.5 contracts with China Mobile, and our sales and project teams began work in evaluating the carrier's newly released specifications for NG BOSS 4.0. For China Unicom's six northern provinces convergent software projects, we signed the second phase of the software and license contracts and also signed two provincial contracts for software implementation and maintenance, and expect to sign four more in the near future. Going forward, we anticipate these provinces will follow the usual maintenance and upgrade cycle, including periodic mandatory upgrades as set by the carrier's central headquarters. Our China Telecom business continued to yield steady results and has featured more headquarter-level projects, as opposed to the operational-level and provincial-level focus of our previous work. As a result, we have seen greater opportunities to deploy cloud-based solutions, including one which allows China Mobile to better monitor its data traffic and another that enables the carrier's individual users to access their account histories in a variety of ways. While individual account data retrieval is not a new concept, our low-cost cloud solutions allow for this type of service to be offered to larger numbers of subscribers."

"What all of our projects with China's three carriers have in common is a focus on real-time monitoring of massive amounts of data traffic in order to optimize network performance, identify preferred usage plans, and ultimately enhance the user experience," added Mr. Zhang.

Third Quarter 2012 Financial Results

Total revenues for the third quarter of 2012 were US$132.2 million, an increase of 10.8% year-over-year and an increase of 4.7% sequentially. Net revenue (non-GAAP) for the third quarter of 2012 was US$129.4 million, an increase of 10.4% year-over-year and an increase of 4.0% sequentially. The year-over-year increases were primarily the result of continued investment in software and services by our telecommunications carrier customers and their provincial-level entities.

Gross margin for the third quarter was 37.3%, compared to 43.9% in the year-ago period and 38.5% in the previous quarter. Gross margin of net revenue (non-GAAP)(3) was 42.6% in the third quarter of 2012, compared to 49.4% in the year-ago period and 43.8% in the previous quarter. The year-over-year decrease in gross margin was primarily attributable to an increase in employee compensation, which was mainly due to the hiring of approximately 970 additional implementation engineers and wage inflation. The year-over-year decrease in gross margin (non-GAAP) was mainly attributable to an increase in the number of implementation engineers and wage inflation. The slight sequential decrease in both gross margin and gross margin (non-GAAP) was primarily due to an increase of approximately 300 implementation engineers for current and anticipated contracts.

Total operating expenses in the third quarter of 2012 increased 27.2% year-over-year and 1.0% sequentially to US$47.1 million. The year-over-year increase was primarily attributable to an increase in general and administrative ("G&A") expenses, as well as increases in sales and marketing expenses and research and development ("R&D") expenses to develop products for anticipated contract opportunities, to support overall product standardization, and to enhance delivery. The sequential increase in operating expenses was primarily attributable to an increase in sales and marketing expenses, which was partially offset by a decrease in G&A expenses.

Sales and marketing expenses in the third quarter of 2012 increased 23.3% year-over-year and 8.8% sequentially to US$20.1 million. The year-over-year increase in sales and marketing expenses was the result of international market expansion and general wage inflation. The sequential increase was mainly due to a greater number of customer workshops and meetings related expenses. G&A expenses for the third quarter of 2012 were US$6.3 million, representing a year-over-year increase of 181.5% and a sequential decrease of 20.1%. The year-over-year increase was mainly attributable to the increase in wage inflation along with a rise in headcount, as well as a US$1.2 million reversal of doubtful accounts in the third quarter of 2011. The sequential decrease in G&A expenses was mainly the result of enhanced cost controls. R&D expenses for the third quarter of 2012 increased 12.1% year over year and increased 2.1% sequentially to US$20.8 million. The year-over-year increase in R&D expenses reflected an increase in total compensation as a result of wage inflation and the hiring of approximately 160 R&D engineers. The sequential increase in R&D expenses was primarily due to the hiring of approximately 100 additional R&D engineers.

Income from operations for the third quarter of 2012 was US$2.2 million, representing a year-over-year decrease of 85.6% and a sequential increase of 11.3%. Operating margin of total revenue was 1.7% for the third quarter of 2012, compared to 12.8% in the year-ago period and 1.6% in the previous quarter. Operating margin of net revenue (non-GAAP)(4) for the third quarter of 2012 was 11.6%, compared to 23.6% in the year-ago period and 12.0% in the previous quarter. The year-over-year decrease in operating margin of net revenue (non-GAAP) was mainly attributable to the increases in employee headcount and wage inflation, which led to the increase in cost of sales and R&D expenses. The sequential decrease was primarily due to an increase in the number of implementation and R&D engineers.

Other income for the third quarter of 2012 was US$2.1 million, compared to US$0.6 million in the year-ago period and US$4.0 million in the previous quarter. The year-over-year increase was primarily due to improved returns from bank deposits and a US$1.1 million impairment loss on short-term and long-term investments in the third quarter of 2011. The sequential decrease in other income reflects a US$1.2 million gain from sale investment products in the second quarter.

In the third quarter of 2012, the Company recorded net income attributable to AsiaInfo-Linkage, Inc. of US$4.6 million, or US$0.06 per basic share, compared to US$13.3 million, or US$0.18 per basic share, in the year-ago period and US$6.2 million, or US$0.09 per basic share, in the previous quarter.

In the third quarter of 2012, net income attributable to AsiaInfo-Linkage, Inc. (non-GAAP) was US$17.3 million or US$0.24 per basic share. Net income attributable to AsiaInfo-Linkage, Inc. (non-GAAP) in the year-ago period was US$26.7 million, or US$0.37 per basic share. Net income attributable to AsiaInfo-Linkage, Inc. (non-GAAP) in the previous quarter was US$18.6 million or US$0.26 per basic share. Net income attributable to AsiaInfo-Linkage, Inc. (non-GAAP) decreased 35.1% year-over-year and 6.9% sequentially, reflecting the factors discussed above.

As of September 30, 2012, AsiaInfo-Linkage had cash and cash equivalents and restricted cash totaling US$255.9 million and short-term investments totaling US$39.1 million. Operating cash flow in the third quarter of 2012 was a net inflow of US$9.4 million.

As of September 30, 2012, AsiaInfo-Linkage had gross accounts receivable ("AR") of US$282.4 million compared to US$307.3 million as of June 30, 2012 and US$292.2 million as of September 30, 2011. Gross AR includes agent arrangements with International Business Machines Corporation ("IBM") or its distributors, as well as a few other hardware companies ("IBM-Type Arrangements"). Since these arrangements typically consist of back-to-back payment terms for certain products sold to AsiaInfo-Linkage customers, there is no impact on the Company's cash flow or days of sales outstanding ("DSO"). Net AR, which excludes IBM-Type Arrangements, was US$222.1 million as of September 30, 2012, compared to US$222.9 million as of June 30, 2012 and US$224.3 million as of September 30, 2011. The combined effect of revenue and the AR trends, including our constant focus on the collections process, resulted in the Company's DSO being 151 days as of September 30, 2012, compared to 154 days as of June 30, 2012 and 159 days as of September 30, 2011. A table presenting additional information regarding the Company's gross AR, AR relating to IBM-Type Arrangements ("IBM-Related AR"), net AR, revenues, and DSO is provided at the end of this press release.

Nine Months 2012 Financial Results

Total revenue for the nine months ended September 30, 2012 was US$382.2 million, an increase of 9.2% year-over-year. Net revenue (non-GAAP) for the nine months ended September 30, 2012 was US$375.0 million, an increase of 11.6% year-over-year.

In the nine months ended September 30, 2012, gross margin was 38.3%, compared to 43.9% in the year-ago period. Gross margin of net revenue (non-GAAP) was 43.7% in the nine months ended September 30, 2012, compared to 50.7% in the year-ago period.

Income from operations for the nine months ended September 30, 2012 was US$6.7 million, a decrease of 85.1% year-over-year.

In the nine months ended September 30, 2012, AsiaInfo-Linkage recorded net income attributable to AsiaInfo-Linkage, Inc. of US$17.2 million, or US$0.24 per basic share, compared to US$64.1 million, or US$0.87 per basic share, in the year-ago period, a decrease of 73.1% and 72.4% year-over-year respectively.

Net income attributable to AsiaInfo-Linkage, Inc. (non-GAAP) was US$55.3 million or US$0.76 per basic share in the nine months ended September 30, 2012, a decrease of 37.6% and 37.2% year-over-year, respectively.

Recent Developments

The work of AsiaInfo-Linkage's Special Committee in evaluating a non-binding proposal letter from Power Joy (Cayman) Limited ("Power Joy"), a wholly owned subsidiary of CITIC Capital China Partners II, L.P., pursuant to which Power Joy proposed to acquire all of the outstanding shares of common stock of AsiaInfo-Linkage, remains ongoing and may include soliciting interest from, and engaging in discussions with, other potential qualified interested parties regarding a potential transaction involving AsiaInfo-Linkage. However, as previously disclosed, there can be no assurance that any definitive offer will ultimately be made, that any agreement will be executed, or that any transaction will be approved or consummated by the Company.

Business Outlook

AsiaInfo-Linkage expects fourth quarter 2012 net revenue (non-GAAP) to be in the range of US$152 million to US$156 million. The Company expects fourth quarter 2012 net income attributable to AsiaInfo-Linkage per basic share (non-GAAP) to be in the range of US$0.40 to US$0.43.

(1) Net revenue (non-GAAP) represents total revenue net of third-party hardware costs that are passed through to customers. A reconciliation of all non-GAAP measures used in this press release to the most directly comparable GAAP measures is provided at the end of this press release.

(2) Net income attributable to AsiaInfo-Linkage, Inc. (non-GAAP) and net income attributable to AsiaInfo-Linkage, Inc. (non-GAAP) per basic share measures exclude share-based compensation expenses, amortization of acquired intangible assets, impairment loss on investments, non-recurring consulting related expenses, dividend income and a 15% tax rate adjustment for the Company's Nanjing subsidiary ("LKNJ").


(3) Gross margin of net revenue (non-GAAP) is calculated by dividing gross profit, excluding third-party hardware costs, amortization of acquired intangible assets and share-based compensation expenses, by net revenue (non-GAAP).


(4) Operating margin of net revenue (non-GAAP) is calculated by dividing income from operations, excluding amortization of acquired intangible assets, share-based compensation expenses and non-recurring consulting related expenses, by net revenue (non-GAAP).

 

ASIAINFO-LINKAGE, INC.

CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF OPERATIONS (UNAUDITED)

(Amounts in thousands of US$, except share and per share amounts)

 


Three Months

Ended September 30,

Nine Months

Ended September 30,


2012

2011

2012

2011

Revenues:





Software products and solutions

$120,870

$108,428

$351,704

$312,661

Service

8,412

8,689

22,919

22,706

Third-party hardware

2,939

2,168

7,566

14,585

Total revenues

132,221

119,285

382,189

349,952

Cost of revenues:





Software products and solutions

75,199

59,912

215,539

169,709

Service

4,898

4,973

13,060

12,716

Third-party hardware

2,792

2,060

7,187

13,856

Total cost of revenues

82,889

66,945

235,786

196,281

Gross profit

49,332

52,340

146,403

153,671

Operating expenses (income):





Sales and marketing

20,055

16,269

58,843

54,725

General and administrative

6,258

2,223

21,564

15,863

Research and development

20,821

18,574

59,312

40,398

    Government subsidies

0

0

0

(2,125)

Total operating expenses

47,134

37,066

139,719

108,861

Income from operations

2,198

15,274

6,684

44,810






Other income (expenses), net





Interest income

1,914

1,376

6,345

3,989

Dividend income

78

0

682

180

Gain from sales of short-term investments

61

0

3,333

199

Impairment loss on short-term investments

0

(144)

0

(144)

Impairment loss on long-term investments

0

(950)

0

(950)

Others, net

39

296

10

21

Total other income, net

2,092

578

10,370

3,295






Income before income tax expense (benefit) and loss on equity method investment, net of income tax

4,290

15,852

17,054

48,105

Income tax expense (benefit)

289

3,163

2,310

(14,344)

Income after income tax expense (benefit) before loss on equity method investment, net of income tax

4,001

12,689

14,744

62,449

Loss on equity method investment, net of income tax 

(93)

0

(93)

0

Net income

3,908

12,689

14,651

62,449

Less: Net loss attributable to noncontrolling interest

(711)

(600)

(2,555)

(1,629)

Net income attributable to AsiaInfo-Linkage, Inc.

$4,619

$13,289

$17,206

$64,078






Earnings per share:





Net income attributable to AsiaInfo-Linkage, Inc.

common stockholders

Basic

$0.06

$0.18

$0.24

$0.87

Diluted

$0.06

$0.18

$0.24

$0.87






Weighted average shares used in computation:





Basic

72,613,106

71,934,704

72,532,007

73,404,067

Diluted

72,804,388

72,593,341

72,764,908

74,034,312

 

 

ASIAINFO-LINKAGE, INC.

 CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF COMPREHENSIVE INCOME (UNAUDITED)

(Amounts in thousands of US$)

 


Three Months Ended

September 30,


Nine Months Ended

September 30,



2012



2011


2012


2011

Net income

$

3,908


$

12,689

$

14,651

$

62,449

Other comprehensive (loss) income, net of tax:










Change in cumulative foreign currency translation adjustment


(1,184)



6,162


(2,561)


14,113

Transfer to statements of operations of realized gain on
         available-for-sale securities, net of tax effects of $22
         and $0, $637 and $30 for the three months and nine months
         ended September 30, 2012 and 2011, respectively


(39)



0


(2,696)


(169)

Net unrealized (loss) gain on available-for-sale securities, net
         of tax effects of $25 and $47, $(208) and $128 for the three
         months and nine months ended September 30, 2012 and 2011, 
         respectively


(137)



(253)


631


(650)

Transfer to statements of operations of other-than-temporary
         impairment on available-for-sale investment


0



144


0


144

Other comprehensive (loss) income


(1,360)



6,053


(4,626)


13,438

Comprehensive income


2,548



18,742


10,025


75,887

Less: Comprehensive loss attributable to noncontrolling interest


(711)



(600)


(2,555)


(1,629)

Comprehensive income attributable to AsiaInfo-Linkage, Inc.

$

3,259


$

19,342

$

12,580

$

77,516


 

ASIAINFO-LINKAGE, INC.

CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS (UNAUDITED)

(Amounts in thousands of US$)


As of

ASSETS:

September. 30, 2012

December. 31, 2011

Current Assets:



Cash and cash equivalents

$216,572

$272,438

Restricted cash

39,278

21,226

Short-term investments – available-for-sale securities

26,444

27,909

Short-term investments – held-to-maturity securities

12,617

0

Accounts receivable (net of allowances of $3,792 and $2,905 as of September 30, 2012 and December 31, 2011, respectively)

282,424

281,564

Inventories, net

22,885

15,309

Other receivables

4,943

4,480

Deferred income tax assets – current

14,263

14,294

Prepaid expenses and other current assets

11,916

6,453

Total current assets

631,342

643,673

Long term investments

6,118

4,863

Property and equipment, net

17,574

8,778

Other acquired intangible assets, net

131,901

163,028

Deferred income tax assets – non-current

1,750

1,751

Goodwill

433,475

433,525

Land use right, net

14,231

14,543

Other non-current assets

703

0

Total Assets

$1,237,094

$1,270,161







LIABILITIES, REDEEMABLE NONCONTROLLING INTEREST AND EQUITY


Current Liabilities:



Accounts payable

$76,940

$91,094

Accrued expenses

24,791

22,905

Deferred revenue

25,136

32,378

Accrued employee benefits

64,521

78,972

Other payables

5,356

5,582

Income taxes payable

3,518

12,602

Other taxes payable

7,748

11,864

Deferred income tax liabilities – current

8,616

9,091

Total current liabilities

216,626

264,488




Unrecognized tax benefits

2,203

3,344

Deferred income tax liabilities – non-current

24,458

24,458

Other long term liabilities

573

573

Total Liabilities

$243,860

$292,863




Redeemable noncontrolling interest

(2,932)

385




Equity:



AsiaInfo-Linkage, Inc. Stockholders Equity:



Common stock

789

786

Additional paid-in capital

855,046

847,879

Treasury stock, at cost

(87,746)

(87,746)

Statutory reserve

21,748

21,748

Retained earnings

163,733

146,527

Accumulated other comprehensive income

42,498

47,124

Total AsiaInfo-Linkage, Inc. stockholders' equity

$996,068

$976,318

Noncontrolling interest

98

595

Total Equity

996,166

976,913

Total Liabilities, Redeemable Noncontrolling Interest and Equity

$1,237,094

$1,270,161


Third Quarter 2012 Conference Call Details

AsiaInfo-Linkage management will hold an earnings conference call at 5:00 p.m. Pacific Time / 8:00 p.m. Eastern Time on October 31, 2012 (8:00 a.m. Beijing/Hong Kong Time on November 1, 2012). Management will discuss results and highlights of the quarter and answer questions from investors.

The dial-in numbers for the conference call are as follows:

Local:


New York: 

+1-718-354-1231

Hong Kong: 

+852-2475-0994

China, Domestic Mobile:

400-620-8038

China, Domestic:

800-819-0121

 

International Toll Free:

United States:

+1-866-519-4004

Hong Kong:

800-930-346

International Toll:

+65-6723-9381

 

The conference ID # is

39487378

A replay of the call will be available until 7:59 a.m. Eastern Time on November 8, 2012 by dialing one of the following numbers:

U.S Toll Free:

+1-866-214-5335

International:                                  

+61-2-8235-5000

The replay ID # is

39487378

Additionally, a live and archived webcast of this call will be available on the Investor Relations section of the AsiaInfo-Linkage website at www.asiainfo-linkage.com.

About AsiaInfo-Linkage, Inc.

AsiaInfo-Linkage, Inc. (NASDAQ: ASIA) is a leading provider of high-quality software solutions and IT services in China's telecommunications industry. Following the merger between AsiaInfo Holdings, Inc. ("AsiaInfo") and Linkage Technologies International Holdings Limited ("Linkage") on July 1, 2010, AsiaInfo-Linkage leverages both AsiaInfo's and Linkage's leading market positions and complementary customer bases to provide a robust, comprehensive service offering primarily to China's telecom operators. AsiaInfo-Linkage's world-class R&D capabilities and extensive base of highly skilled engineers provide best-of-class solutions to help customers differentiate themselves from the competition.

For more information about AsiaInfo-Linkage, please visit www.asiainfo-linkage.com.

Reconciliation of non-GAAP Measures

This earnings release presents the following "non-GAAP financial measures" as defined by applicable U.S. securities regulations. The presentation of these non-GAAP financial measures is not meant to be considered in isolation or as a substitute for our financial results prepared in accordance with GAAP. The non-GAAP financial measures are provided as additional information to help both management and investors compare business trends among different reporting periods on a consistent and more meaningful basis and enhance investors' overall understanding of the Company's current financial performance and prospects for the future.  These non-GAAP measures have limitations, however, because they do not include all items of income and expenses that impact the Company's operations.  Management compensates for these limitations by also considering the Company's GAAP results.  The non-GAAP financial measures the Company uses are not prepared in accordance with, and should not be considered an alternative to measurements required by GAAP and should not be considered measures of the Company's liquidity.  Pursuant to relevant regulatory requirements, we are providing the following reconciliations of the non-GAAP financial measures to the most directly comparable GAAP measures.  

(1) Net revenue (non-GAAP)

AsiaInfo-Linkage's net revenue (non-GAAP) represents total revenue net of third-party hardware costs that are passed through to our customers. We believe total revenues net of third-party hardware costs more accurately reflects our core business, which is the provision of software solutions and services, and provides transparency to our investors. It is also the same measure used by our management to evaluate the competitiveness and development of our business.

Reconciliation of net revenue (non-GAAP) to GAAP total revenues


Three Months Ended Sep 30

Nine Months Ended Sep 30

 2012 Q2


2012

2011

2012

2011


 (in US dollar thousands)

Total revenues

132,221

119,285

382,189

349,952

126,271

Third-party hardware costs

2,792

2,060

7,187

13,856

1,848

Net revenue (non-GAAP)

129,429

117,225

375,002

336,096

124,423

(2) Gross margin of net revenue (non-GAAP)

Gross margin of net revenue (non-GAAP) is calculated by dividing gross profit, excluding third-party hardware costs, amortization of acquired intangible assets and share-based compensation expenses, by net revenue (non-GAAP). We believe that this non-GAAP financial measure provides meaningful supplemental information regarding our performance by excluding certain expenses and income that may not be indicative of our operating performance. Management uses the gross margin of net revenue (non-GAAP) measure to gain a better understanding of the Company's comparative operating performance from period-to-period and as a basis of planning and forecasting future periods. Management believes this non-GAAP measure, when read in conjunction with the Company's GAAP gross margin and other GAAP financial metrics, provides useful information to investors by offering: a) the ability to make more meaningful period-to-period comparisons of the Company's on-going operating results; b) the ability to better identify trends in the Company's underlying business and perform related trend analysis; c) a better understanding of how management plans and measures the Company's underlying business; and d) an easier way to compare the Company's most recent results of operations against investor and analyst financial models.

Reconciliation of gross margin of net revenue (non-GAAP) to GAAP gross margin


Three Months Ended Sep 30

Nine Months Ended Sep 30

 2012 Q2


2012

2011

2012

2011

Gross margin (GAAP)

37.3%

43.9%

38.3%

43.9%

38.5%

Third-party hardware costs1

0.8%

0.8%

0.7%

1.8%

0.6%

Amortization of acquired intangible assets2

3.9%

4.3%

4.0%

4.6%

4.0%

Share-based compensation expenses2

0.6%

0.4%

0.7%

0.4%

0.7%

Gross margin (non-GAAP)

42.6%

49.4%

43.7%

50.7%

43.8%

 

(1) Percentages represent the difference between GAAP gross profit divided by GAAP revenue and GAAP gross profit divided by net revenue (non-GAAP).

(2) Percentages represent the result of dividing the amounts of amortization of acquired intangible assets or share-based compensation expenses by net revenue (non-GAAP).

 

(3) Operating margin of net revenue (non-GAAP)

Operating margin of net revenue (non-GAAP) is calculated by dividing income from operations, excluding amortization of acquired intangible assets, share-based compensation expenses and non-recurring consulting related expenses, by net revenue (non-GAAP). We believe that this non-GAAP financial measure provides meaningful supplemental information regarding our performance by excluding certain expenses and income that may not be indicative of our operating performance. Management uses the operating margin of net revenue (non-GAAP) measure to gain a better understanding of the Company's comparative operating performance from period-to-period and as a basis of planning and forecasting future periods. Management believes this non-GAAP measure, when read in conjunction with the Company's GAAP operating margin and other GAAP financial metrics, provides useful information to investors by offering: a) the ability to make more meaningful period-to-period comparisons of the Company's on-going operating results; b) the ability to better identify trends in the Company's underlying business and perform related trend analysis; c) a better understanding of how management plans and measures the Company's underlying business; and d) an easier way to compare the Company's most recent results of operations against investor and analyst financial models.

Reconciliation of operating margin (non-GAAP) to GAAP operating margin


Three Months Ended Sep 30

Nine Months Ended Sep 30

 2012 Q2


2012

2011

2012

2011

Operating margin (GAAP)

1.7%

12.8%

1.7%

12.8%

1.6%

Third-party hardware costs1

0.0%

0.2%

0.0%

0.5%

0.0%

Amortization of acquired intangible assets2

8.0%

8.9%

8.3%

10.8%

8.3%

Share-based compensation expenses2

1.9%

1.7%

2.0%

1.7%

2.0%

Non-recurring consulting related expenses2

0.0%

0.0%

0.1%

0.0%

0.1%

Operating margin (non-GAAP)

11.6%

23.6%

12.1%

25.8%

12.0%

 

(1) Percentages represent the difference between GAAP income from operations divided by GAAP revenue and GAAP income from operations divided by net revenue (non-GAAP). 

(2) Percentages represent the result of dividing the amounts of amortization of acquired intangible assets, share-based compensation or non-recurring consulting related expenses, as applicable, by net revenue (non-GAAP).

 

(4) Net income attributable to AsiaInfo-Linkage, Inc. (non-GAAP)

Net income attributable to AsiaInfo-Linkage, Inc. (non-GAAP) excludes share-based compensation expenses, amortization of acquired intangible assets, impairment loss on investments, non-recurring consulting related expenses, dividend income and a 15% tax rate adjustment for LKNJ. We believe that this non-GAAP financial measure provides meaningful supplemental information regarding our performance by excluding certain expenses and income that may not be indicative of our operating performance. Management uses the net income attributable to AsiaInfo-Linkage, Inc. (non-GAAP) measure to gain a better understanding of the Company's comparative operating performance from period-to-period and as a basis of planning and forecasting future periods. Management believes the Company's net income attributable to AsiaInfo-Linkage, Inc. (non-GAAP) measure, when read in conjunction with the Company's GAAP net income measure and other GAAP financial metrics, provides useful information to investors by offering: a) the ability to make more meaningful period-to-period comparisons of the Company's on-going operating results; b) the ability to better identify trends in the Company's underlying business and perform related trend analysis; c) a better understanding of how management plans and measures the Company's underlying business; and d) an easier way to compare the Company's most recent results of operations against investor and analyst financial models.

Reconciliation of net income attributable to AsiaInfo-Linkage, Inc. (non-GAAP) to GAAP net income attributable to AsiaInfo-Linkage, Inc.


Three Months Ended Sep 30

Nine Months Ended Sep 30

 2012 Q2


2012

2011

2012

2011


 (in US dollar thousands)

Net income (GAAP)

4,619

13,289

17,206

64,078

6,225

Adjustments:






 - Share-based compensation expenses

2,415

1,937

7,294

5,728

2,454

 - Amortization of acquired intangible assets

10,375

10,409

31,125

36,202

10,375

 - Impairment loss on investments

0

1,094

0

1,094

0

 - Non-recurring consulting related expenses

6

0

370

0

165

 - Dividend income, net of tax

(78)

0

(682)

(180)

(604)

 - LKNJ  tax rate 15% adjustment

0

0

0

(18,289)

0

Net income (non-GAAP)

17,337

26,729

55,313

88,633

18,615

(5) Net income attributable to AsiaInfo-Linkage, Inc. (non-GAAP) per basic share

Net income attributable to AsiaInfo-Linkage, Inc. (non-GAAP) per basic share is calculated by dividing net income attributable to AsiaInfo-Linkage, Inc. (non-GAAP) (which as discussed above excludes share-based compensation expenses, amortization of acquired intangible assets, non-recurring consulting related expenses, dividend income and a 15% tax rate adjustment for LKNJ) by the same number of weighted average shares outstanding used in the computation of net income per basic share. Management believes that net income attributable to AsiaInfo-Linkage, Inc. (non-GAAP) per basic share, when used in conjunction with the Company's GAAP net income attributable to AsiaInfo-Linkage, Inc. per basic share, provides useful information to investors for the same reasons discussed above regarding net income attributable to AsiaInfo-Linkage, Inc (non-GAAP). In addition, net income attributable to AsiaInfo-Linkage, Inc. (non-GAAP) per basic share allows investors to evaluate the Company's operating performance from period to period on a per share basis, thus providing a useful basis for assessing the Company's value on a per share basis.

Reconciliation of net income attributable to AsiaInfo-Linkage, Inc. (non-GAAP) per basic share to GAAP net income attributable to AsiaInfo-Linkage, Inc. per basic share


Three Months Ended Sep 30

Nine Months Ended Sep 30

 2012 Q2


2012

2011

2012

2011


(in US dollars)

Net income per basic share (GAAP)

0.06

0.18

0.24

0.87

0.09

Adjustments:






 - Share-based compensation expenses

0.03

0.03

0.10

0.08

0.04

 - Amortization of acquired intangible assets

0.15

0.14

0.43

0.50

0.14

 - Impairment loss on investment

-

0.02

-

0.01

-

 - Non-recurring consulting  related expenses

-

-

-

-

-

 - Dividend income, net of tax

-

-

(0.01)

-

(0.01)

 - LKNJ  tax rate 15% adjustment

-

-

-

(0.25)

-

Net income per basic share ( Non-GAAP)

0.24

0.37

0.76

1.21

0.26

AR, IBM-Related AR, Revenue and DSO

AR balances included both billed and unbilled amounts. Revenue recognized in excess of billings is recorded as unbilled receivable. In addition to revenues from the sales of its goods and services and from hardware procured on behalf of customers, the Company generated service revenues by acting as a sales agent pursuant to the IBM-Type Arrangements. The Company's DSO calculations are as follows as of the last day of the respective periods indicated, with net AR excluding the receivables attributable to the IBM-Type Arrangements, and with revenues excluding those attributable to the IT Security Business, respectively:

1) Q1 2011 DSO = (Q4 2010 net AR + Q1 2011 net AR)/2/Q1 revenue x 90
2) Q2 2011 DSO = (Q4 2010 net AR + Q2 2011 net AR)/2/Q2 cumulative revenue x 180
3) Q3 2011 DSO = (Q4 2010 net AR + Q3 2011 net AR)/2/Q3 cumulative revenue x 270
4) Q4 2011 DSO = (Q4 2010 net AR + Q4 2011 net AR)/2/Q4 cumulative revenue x 360
5) Q1 2012 DSO = (Q4 2011 net AR + Q1 2012 net AR)/2/Q1 revenue x 90
6) Q2 2012 DSO = (Q4 2011 net AR + Q2 2012 net AR)/2/Q2 cumulative revenue x 180
7) Q3 2012 DSO = (Q4 2011 net AR + Q3 2012 net AR)/2/Q3 cumulative revenue x 270

The following table presents further information regarding the Company's gross AR, net AR, revenues, and DSO. 


2011-Q1

2011-Q2

2011-Q3

2011-Q4

2012-Q1

2012-Q2

2012-Q3


(in US dollar thousands, except DSO)

Gross AR

302,806

298,146

292,220

281,564

301,333

307,261

282,424

- IBM Related AR

85,923

77,476

67,950

77,200

79,345

84,357

60,354

Net AR

216,883

220,670

224,270

204,364

221,988

222,904

222,070









Revenues

114,481

116,186

119,285

131,091

123,697

126,271

132,221









DSO (in days)

159

159

159

147

155

154

151


Cautionary Note Regarding Forward-Looking Statements

The information contained in this document is as of October 31, 2012. AsiaInfo-Linkage assumes no obligation to update any forward-looking statements contained in this document as a result of new information or future events or developments.

This document contains forward-looking information about AsiaInfo-Linkage's operating results and business prospects that involve substantial risks and uncertainties. You can identify these statements by the fact that they use words such as "anticipate," "estimate," "expect," "project," "intend," "plan," "believe," "will" and other words and terms of similar meaning in connection with any discussion of future operating or financial performance. Among the factors that could cause actual results to differ materially are the following: government telecommunications infrastructure and budgetary policy in China; our ability to maintain our concentrated customer base; the long and variable billing cycles for our products and services that can cause our revenues and operating results to vary significantly from period to period; our ability to meet our working capital requirements; our ability to retain our executive officers; our ability to attract and retain skilled personnel; potential liabilities we are exposed to because we extend warranties to our customers; risks associated with cost overruns and delays; our ability to develop or acquire new products or enhancements to our software products that are marketable on a timely and cost-effective basis; our ability to adequately protect our proprietary rights; the competitive nature of the markets we operate in; political and economic policies of the Chinese government; and the outcome of the Special Committee's evaluation of strategic alternatives, including the privatization proposal announced on January 20, 2012. A further list and description of these risks, uncertainties, and other matters can be found in our Annual Report on Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended December 31, 2011, and in our reports on Forms 10-Q and 8-K filed with the United States Securities and Exchange Commission and available at www.sec.gov.

For more information about AsiaInfo-Linkage, please visit www.asiainfo-linkage.com.

For investor and media inquiries, please contact:

In China:

Mr. Jimmy Xia
AsiaInfo-Linkage, Inc.
Tel: +86-10-8216-6039
Email: ir@asiainfo-linkage.com

Mr. Justin Knapp
Ogilvy Financial, Beijing
Tel: +86-10-8520-6556
Email: asia@ogilvy.com

In the United States:

Ms. Jessica Barist Cohen
Ogilvy Financial, New York
Tel: +1-646-460-9989
Email: asia@ogilvy.com

SOURCE AsiaInfo-Linkage, Inc.