Gaming

- AGS (or the "Company") (NYSE: AGS) today announced its first launch into the Canadian real money online gaming market with Ontario Lottery & Gaming Corporation ("OLG").

Rakin' Bacon! is an AGS player-favorite game available for play on Ontario Lottery & Gaming Corporation's internet gaming site, OLG.ca.

The Company's fan-favorite Golden Wins ® game is now live and available to play through OLG's internet gaming site , OLG.ca . Additional games will launch over the next few months, with Bonanza Blast ® , Capital Gains ® , Fu Nan Fu Nu ® , Rakin Bacon ! ® , and Vegas Stacks ® promising to entertain and delight OLG's online fans much as these games engage players in land-based casinos across North America .

"We strive to give our OLG.ca customers enhanced choice and access to new, fresh, cutting-edge games in a safe and secure online environment, and we are confident that AGS will help deliver that for our players," said Dave Pridmore , OLG Chief Digital and Strategy Officer. "Introducing new digital suppliers like AGS to Ontario enables us to deliver the experiences our players want while keeping those dollars in our province for the benefit of Ontarians. That's what sets us apart from competitors."

AGS Executive Vice President – Operations Matt Reback said, "We are excited about our first online launch in Canada and look forward to continuing to offer more games in OLG's internet gaming site, OLG.ca over the next few months. OLG has been a strong partner and supporter of AGS in land-based casinos, and we look forward to expanding our relationship with our growing library of online gaming content."

About AGS
AGS is a global company focused on creating a diverse mix of entertaining gaming experiences for every kind of player. Our roots are firmly planted in the Class II Native American gaming market, but our customer-centric culture and growth have helped us branch out to become a leading all-inclusive commercial gaming supplier. Powered by high-performing Class II and Class III slot products, an expansive table products portfolio, real-money gaming platforms and content, highly rated social casino solutions for operators and players, and best-in-class service, we offer an unmatched value proposition for our casino partners. Learn more at playags.com . Find us on LinkedIn, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and YouTube.

About OLG
OLG is a crown agency that develops world-class gaming entertainment for the Province of Ontario . Acting in a socially responsible way, OLG conducts and manages land-based gaming facilities; the sale of province-wide lottery games; Internet gaming; and the delivery of bingo and other electronic gaming products at Charitable Gaming Centres. OLG is also helping to build a more sustainable horse racing industry in Ontario . Since 1975, OLG has provided approximately $55 billion to the people and Province of Ontario to support key government priorities like health care; the treatment and prevention of problem gambling; and support for amateur athletes. Each year proceeds from OLG's operations also support host communities, Ontario First Nations, lottery retailers and local charities across the province.

©2021 PlayAGS, Inc. All Rights Reserved. All ® notices signify marks registered in the United States.  All ™ and ℠ notices signify unregistered trademarks.

AGS Investor & Media Contacts:

Brad Boyer , Vice President of Investor Relations, Corporate Development and Strategy
bboyer@playags.com

Julia Boguslawski , Chief Marketing Officer , AGS
jboguslawski@playags.com

Laura Olson-Reyes , Vice President of Marketing & Corporate Communications , AGS
Lolson-reyes@playags.com

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Erin Ashley Simon Esports Internship Fund Expands In Its Second Year with Contribution from XSET to Open Doors for Aspiring Gaming Professionals

Simon and XSET Invites Other Companies to Join in Their Campaign to Provide Educational Opportunities at the University of Kentucky

XSET the world's fastest-growing gaming and lifestyle organization, and its co-owner, Erin Ashley Simon announced today the expansion of the Erin Ashley Simon Esports Internship Fund at the University of Kentucky designed for students interested in a career in gaming and esports. The fund has grown to $5,000 with XSET and Simon focused on developing the fund in the coming years by attracting support from other companies and influencers. Applications are now open for the 2022-23 academic year at https:uky.scholarshipuniverse.com through August 22, 2022 . The recipient will be selected this fall.

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GIGABYTE Releases 600 series BIOS updates ready for Intel's upcoming new-gen processors

- In order to enhance compatibility and performance for the upcoming new processors from Intel, GIGABYTE rolls out BIOS updates in advance for Intel 600 series motherboards. The new BIOS supports Intel's current 12th-generation processors and is also ready for the new-gen processors expected to launch soon. The BIOS update will make a smooth and hassle-free upgrade for the 600 series users as soon as the new processors hit the market.

GIGABYTE Releases 600 series BIOS updates ready for Intel's upcoming new-gen processors

The new BIOS, covering the entire range of GIGABYTE Z690 , B660 , and H610 motherboards, adds full support for Intel's upcoming processors. In order to make users' life a lot easier, GIGABYTE optimizes a variety of techniques, such as @BIOS, Q-Flash, and Q-Flash Plus, which are designed to simplify complicated procedures and prevent updating failures. Users can even flash a BIOS file without installing a graphics card, memory, or even processor thanks to these user-friendly techniques that come with GIGABYTE motherboards.

GIGABYTE motherboards have been widely known for their innovative technologies and excellent build quality, making them one of the best options for PC DIY builders. Moreover, GIGABYTE 600 series motherboards have been highly praised by more than 100 media worldwide since the launch last October. The gaming-focused Z690 AORUS and AERO creator series motherboards have been internationally recognized and won multiple Red Dot and iF Design awards. Please visit the GIGABYTE official website https://bit.ly/INTEL600BIOS for more product details.

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Gaming Innovation Group: Invitation to Q2 2022 results presentation

- Gaming Innovation Group Inc. (GiG) publishes its interim report for the second quarter 2022 before market opening on Tuesday 16 August 2022 .

CEO Richard Brown will present the Q2 2022 results via livestream at 10:00 CET . The presentation will be followed by a Q&A-session, and investors, analysts and journalists are welcome to participate. The presentation will be given in English.

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BORA holding KBW2022 "BORA NEXT" Announcing the establishment of "cross chain" to lead the global web 3.0 market

  • BORA to launch the onboarding service in the second half based on its solid groundwork such as DEX, NFT and Portal
  • Establishing a cross chain to widen the global ecosystem and user liquidity contact point

BORANETWORK (CEO Gyehan Song), a blockchain-based content platform operator, held a conference on 8th for BORA in the Korea Blockchain Week 2022 (hereinafter the "KBW2022"), which is the largest blockchain event in Asia .

BORA holding KBW2022 "BORA NEXT" Announcing the establishment of "cross chain" to lead the global web 3.0 market.

During this conference, BORANETWORK and KakaoGames presented the business status of BORA and the future direction for the expansion of the ecosystem in partnership with Polygon, an Ethereum scaling platform, to the media under the theme, BORA NEXT: Expanding Across & Beyond.

Representative Kyehyun Cho of Kakao Games disclosed BORA's onboarding services that will be released in the second half of this year, including METABORA's BIRDIE SHOT, XL Games' ArcheWorld and Rising Wings' COMPETZ, along with the line-up such as a casual battle, BORA Battle (working title), a sports simulation, Baseball the BLOCK (working title) and a screen golf, Friends Screen NFT (working title).

In the event, co-representative Sangjoon Woo of METABORA announced to establish a "cross chain" environment to widen the global ecosystem of BORA and user liquidity, and has announced a partnership with Polygon as its first step.

BORA plans to expand BORA portal marketplace ecosystem with Polygon NFT compatibility, through the partnership with Polygon. Polygon will provide technical support to BORA and help onboard BORA's partners and NFT IPs to the Polygon ecosystem.

Urvit Goel, Head of Global Games Business Development at Polygon, said: "We're delighted to be working with BORA to help them expand liquidity and introduce greater composability to their gaming ecosystem. By leveraging Polygon, BORA NEXT users will benefit from low fees and fast transactions while tapping into the Ethereum network's inherent security. Polygon is committed to supporting developers in Korea and look forward to partnering with the best to growing blockchain gaming adoption globally"

Co-representative Sangjoon Woo of Metabora said "we came to establish a cross chain with global blockchain platforms to establish an environment easily accessible by users across the world," adding "we are planning to explore various ways and develop various contents by closely working with many partners to keep the ecosystem of BORA growing.

Meanwhile, BORA has opened BORA PORTAL where all contents services of BORA in game, entertainment and sports are put up in one spot and keeps developing a digital content-specialized blockchain ecosystem by attracting about 20 companies renowned in blockchain technology, game and intellectual property (IP) into the governance council.

#APPENDIX

BORA PORTAL URL: https://boraportal.com/

BORA website URL: https://borachain.io/

KBW2022 website URL: https://koreablockchainweek.com/

Press release contacts

Deputy Head, Seungmin Lee at METABORA, kelly.meta@metabora.io

Manager, Dongwan Ha at METABORA, allen.meta@metabora.io

About BORANETWORK

As a subsidiary of METABORA, a casual and blockchain game developer, and a developer of blockchain platform BORA, BORANETWORK is servicing user-friendly blockchain-based games and entertainment contents based on a myriad of experiences in development and service.

BORA Platform is associated with various partners across the industries capable of bringing a shift and advance in tokenomics, content and blockchain technology, and covers a range of contents from game to entertainment to guild DAO through an aggressive eco fund investment and partnership. Also, it is developing services optimized to GameFi such as NFT trading, token exchange and DeFi by running BORA Portal.

BORA is a national game/entertainment token with a high liquidity in the market and reinforcing the accessibility of users and services abroad by increasing the listing on global cryptocurrency exchanges and expanding partnership.

About Polygon

Polygon is the leading blockchain development platform, offering scalable, affordable, secure and sustainable blockchains for Web3. Its growing suite of products offers developers easy access to major scaling solutions including L2 (ZK Rollups and Optimistic Rollups), sidechains, hybrid, stand-alone and enterprise chains, and data availability. Polygon's scaling solutions have seen widespread adoption with 19,000+ decentralized applications hosted, 1.6B+ total transactions processed, 142M+ unique user addresses, and $5B+ in assets secured. Polygon is carbon neutral with the goal of leading the Web3 ecosystem in becoming carbon negative.

BORANETWORK and KakaoGames, in partnership with Polygon, an Ethereum scaling platform.

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SOHU.COM REPORTS SECOND QUARTER 2022 UNAUDITED FINANCIAL RESULTS

Sohu.com Limited (NASDAQ: SOHU) ("Sohu" or the "Company"), China's leading online media, video, and game business group, today reported unaudited financial results for the second quarter ended June 30, 2022.

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Second Q uarter Highlights

  • Total revenues were US$195 million [1] , down 5% year-over-year and up 1% quarter-over-quarter.
  • Brand advertising revenues were US$25 million, down 32% year-over-year and up 5% quarter-over-quarter.
  • Online game revenues were US$157 million, up 4% year-over-year and flat quarter-over-quarter.
  • GAAP net income [2] attributable to Sohu.com Limited was US$9 million, compared with net income of US$22 million in the second quarter of 2021 and net income of US$3 million in the first quarter of 2022.
  • Non-GAAP [3] net income attributable to Sohu.com Limited was US$12 million, compared with net income of US$25million in the second quarter of 2021 and net income of US$9 million in the first quarter of 2022.

Dr. Charles Zhang , Chairman and CEO of Sohu.com Limited, commented, "In the second quarter of 2022, COVID-19 and related prevention measures disrupted normal economic activity nationwide. We met the challenge proactively, by refining our products and technology and exploring a range of monetization opportunities. Our brand advertising revenue met the high end of our previous guidance during the quarter. Thanks to the solid performance of our online game business, our profitability exceeded guidance. For Sohu Media Portal and Sohu Video, we continued to generate and distribute reliable news and premium content, reinforcing our competitiveness and credibility as a mainstream media platform. Leveraging the differentiated advantages of the Sohu product matrix, we extended our live broadcasting to a greater number of scientific fields and to various online and offline events. For online games, our performance was stable during the quarter, with revenues in line with our guidance."

Second Quarter Financial Results

Revenues

Total revenues were US$195 million , down 5% year-over-year and up 1% quarter-over-quarter.

Brand advertising revenues were US$25 million, down 32% year-over-year and up 5% quarter-over-quarter.

Online game revenues were US$157 million, up 4% year-over-year and flat quarter-over-quarter.

Gross Margin

Both GAAP and non-GAAP gross margin were 73%, compared with 76% in the second quarter of 2021 and 75% in the first quarter of 2022.

GAAP gross margin for the brand advertising business was 4%, compared with 27% in the second quarter of 2021 and 2% in the first quarter of 2022. Non-GAAP gross margin for the brand advertising business was 4%, compared with 28% in the second quarter of 2021 and 2% in the first quarter of 2022. The margin decrease was mainly due to the decrease in brand advertising revenues.

Both GAAP and non-GAAP gross margin for online games were 84%, compared with 89% in the second quarter of 2021 and 86% in the first quarter of 2022.

Operating Expenses

GAAP operating expenses were US$132 million, up 1% year-over-year and flat quarter-over-quarter. Non-GAAP operating expenses were US$130 million, up 2% year-over-year and flat quarter-over-quarter.

O perating Profit

GAAP operating profit was US$10 million, compared with an operating profit of US$25 million in the second quarter of 2021 and an operating profit of US$13 million in the first quarter of 2022.

Non-GAAP operating profit was US$11 million, compared with an operating profit of US$28 million in the second quarter of 2021 and an operating profit of US$14 million in the first quarter of 2022.

Income Tax Expense

GAAP income tax expense was US$17 million, compared with income tax expense of US$11 million in the second quarter of 2021 and income tax expense of US$17 million in the first quarter of 2022. Non-GAAP income tax expense was US$16 million , compared with income tax expense of US$9 million in the second quarter of 2021 and income tax expense of US$17 million in the first quarter of 2022. Income tax expense in the second quarter of 2021 included a one-time tax benefit of US$9 million recognized after final settlement of income tax due for 2020.

Net Income

GAAP net income attributable to Sohu.com Limited was US$9 million, or net income of US$0 .25 per fully-diluted ADS, compared with net income of US$22 million in the second quarter of 2021 and net income of US$3 million in the first quarter of 2022.

Non-GAAP net income attributable to Sohu.com Limited was US$12 million, or net income of US$0 .36 per fully-diluted ADS, compared with net income of US$25 million in the second quarter of 2021 and net income of US$9 million in the first quarter of 2022.

Liquidity and Capital Resources

As of June 30, 2022 , cash and cash equivalents, short-term investments and long-term time deposits totaled approximately US$1.46 billion .

Supplementary Information for Changyou Results [4]

Second Quarter 2022 Operating Results

  • For PC games, total average monthly active user accounts [5] (MAU) were 2.3 million, an increase of 7% year-over-year and 13% quarter-over-quarter. Total quarterly aggregate active paying accounts [6] (APA) were 1.0 million, an increase of 15% year-over-year and 6% quarter-over-quarter. The increases in both MAU and APA were mainly from TLBB Vintage, which was launched on the WeGame platform during the quarter.
  • For mobile games, total average MAU were 2.0 million, an increase of 7% year-over-year and a decrease of 14% quarter-over-quarter. The year-over-year increase was mainly from games launched during recent quarters, including Little Raccoon: Heroes and Bright Stars. The quarter-over-quarter decrease mainly resulted from the natural decline of Bright Stars. Total quarterly APA were 0.4 million, a decrease of 13% year-over-year and 20% quarter-over-quarter. The year-over-year decrease was mainly due to the natural decline of older games, including TLBB Honor and Legacy TLBB Mobile. The quarter-over-quarter decrease was mainly from Bright Stars.

Second Quarter 2022 Unaudited Financial Results

Total revenues were US$159 million , an increase of 3% year-over-year and flat quarter-over-quarter. Online game revenues were US$157 million , an increase of 4% year-over-year and flat quarter-over-quarter. Online advertising revenues were US$2 million , a decrease of 30% year-over-year and 2% quarter-over-quarter.

GAAP and non-GAAP gross profit were both US$133 million , a decrease of 2% year-over-year and 3% quarter-over-quarter.

GAAP operating expenses were US$49 million , a decrease of 23% year-over-year and 10% quarter-over-quarter. Non-GAAP operating expenses were US$48 million , a decrease of 23% year-over-year and 10% quarter-over-quarter. The year-over-year decrease was mainly due to a decrease in marketing and promotional spending for online games, as well as a decrease in bonus expenses. The quarter-over-quarter decrease was mainly due to a decrease in outsourcing and licensing fees related to product development.

GAAP operating profit was US$84 million , compared with an operating profit of US$73 million for the second quarter of 2021 and US$83 million for the first quarter of 2022.

Non-GAAP operating profit was US$85 million , compared with a non-GAAP operating profit of US$75 million for the second quarter of 2021 and US$85 million for the first quarter of 2022.

Business Outlook

For the third quarter of 2022, Sohu estimates:

  • Brand advertising revenues to be between US$25 million and US$28 million ; this implies an annual decrease of 17% to 26%, and a sequential increase of nil to 12%.
  • Online game revenues to be between US$138 million and US$148 million ; this implies an annual decrease of 11% to 17%, and a sequential decrease of 6% to 12%.
  • Non-GAAP net loss attributable to Sohu.com Limited to be between US$35 million and US$25 million ; and GAAP net loss attributable to Sohu.com Limited to be between US$38 million and US$28 million.

For the third quarter 2022 guidance, the Company has adopted a presumed exchange rate of RMB6.75 = US$1.00 , as compared with the actual exchange rate of approximately RMB6.47 = US$1.00 for the third quarter of 2021, and RMB6.61 = US$1.00 for the second quarter of 2022.

This forecast reflects Sohu's management's current and preliminary view, which is subject to substantial uncertainty, particularly in view of the potential ongoing impact of the worldwide COVID-19 pandemic, which remains difficult to predict.

Non-GAAP Disclosure

To supplement the unaudited consolidated financial statements presented in accordance with accounting principles generally accepted in the United States of America ("GAAP"), Sohu's management uses non-GAAP measures of gross profit, operating profit, net income, net income attributable to Sohu.com Limited and diluted net income attributable to Sohu.com Limited per ADS, which are adjusted from results based on GAAP to exclude the impact of share-based compensation expense; changes in fair value recognized in the Company's consolidated statements of operations with respect to equity investments with readily determinable fair values; an impairment charge recognized for an investment unrelated to the Company's core businesses; and interest expense recognized in connection with the Toll Charge imposed by the U.S. TCJA. These measures should be considered in addition to results prepared in accordance with GAAP, but should not be considered a substitute for, or superior to, GAAP results.

Sohu's management believes excluding share-based compensation expense; changes in fair value recognized in the Company's consolidated statements of operations with respect to equity investments with readily determinable fair values; the impairment charge recognized for an investment unrelated to the Company's core businesses; and interest expense recognized in connection with the Toll Charge from its non-GAAP financial measure is useful for itself and investors. Further, the impact of share-based compensation expense; changes in fair value recognized in the Company's consolidated statements of operations with respect to equity investments with readily determinable fair values; the impairment charge recognized for an investment unrelated to the Company's core businesses; and interest expense recognized in connection with the Toll Charge cannot be anticipated by management and business line leaders and these expenses were not built into the annual budgets and quarterly forecasts that have been the basis for information Sohu provides to analysts and investors as guidance for future operating performance. As the impact of share-based compensation expense, changes in fair value recognized in the Company's consolidated statements of operations with respect to equity investments with readily determinable fair values, and the impairment charge recognized for an investment unrelated to the Company's core businesses does not involve subsequent cash outflow or is reflected in the cash flows at the equity transaction level, Sohu does not factor this impact in when evaluating and approving expenditures or when determining the allocation of its resources to its business segments. As a result, in general, the monthly financial results for internal reporting and any performance measures for commissions and bonuses are based on non-GAAP financial measures that exclude share-based compensation expense, changes in fair value recognized in the Company's consolidated statements of operations with respect to equity investments with readily determinable fair values, and the impairment charge recognized for an investment unrelated to the Company's core businesses, and also excluded the interest expense recognized in connection with the Toll Charge.

The non-GAAP financial measures are provided to enhance investors' overall understanding of Sohu's current financial performance and prospects for the future. A limitation of using non-GAAP gross profit, operating profit, net income, net income attributable to Sohu.com Limited and diluted net income attributable to Sohu.com Limited per ADS excluding share-based compensation expense; changes in fair value recognized in the Company's consolidated statements of operations with respect to equity investments with readily determinable fair values;  and interest expense recognized in connection with the Toll Charge is that these excluded items have been and will continue to be significant recurring expenses in Sohu's business for the foreseeable future and similar impairment charges may also recur. In order to mitigate these limitations Sohu has provided specific information regarding the GAAP amounts excluded from each non-GAAP measure. The accompanying tables include details on the reconciliation between the GAAP financial measures that are most directly comparable to the non-GAAP financial measures that have been presented.

Notes to Financial Information

Financial information in this press release other than the information indicated as being non-GAAP is derived from Sohu's unaudited financial statements prepared in accordance with GAAP.

Safe Harbor Statement

This announcement contains forward-looking statements. It is currently expected that the Business Outlook will not be updated until release of Sohu's next quarterly earnings announcement; however, Sohu reserves right to update its Business Outlook at any time for any reason. Statements that are not historical facts, including statements about Sohu's beliefs and expectations, are forward-looking statements. These statements are based on current plans, estimates and projections, and therefore you should not place undue reliance on them. Forward-looking statements involve inherent risks and uncertainties. We caution you that a number of important factors could cause actual results to differ materially from those contained in any forward-looking statement. Potential risks and uncertainties include, but are not limited to, instability in global financial and credit markets and its potential impact on the Chinese economy; exchange rate fluctuations, including their potential impact on the Chinese economy and on Sohu's reported U.S. dollar results; recent slow-downs in the growth of the Chinese economy; the uncertain regulatory landscape in the People's Republic of China ; fluctuations in Sohu's quarterly operating results; the possibilities that Sohu will be unable to recoup its investment in video content and will be unable to develop a series of successful games for mobile platforms or successfully monetize mobile games it develops or acquires; Sohu's reliance on online advertising sales and online games for its revenues; the impact of the U.S. TCJA; the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic on the economy in China in general and on Sohu's business in particular; and the possibility that, unless an accommodation is reached between the SEC and the China Securities Regulatory Commission, the U.S. Holding Foreign Companies Accountable Act and rules of the SEC thereunder may cause the SEC to prohibit trading of Sohu's ADSs on Nasdaq, any other U.S. stock exchange, or the U.S. over-the-counter markets beginning in 2024 or, if currently pending legislation becomes law, 2023.  Further information regarding these and other risks is included in Sohu's annual report on Form 20-F for the year ended December 31, 2021 , and other filings with and information furnished to the Securities and Exchange Commission.

Conference Call and Webcast

Sohu's management team will host a conference call at 7:30 a.m. U.S. Eastern Time, August 8, 2022 (7:30 p.m. Beijing / Hong Kong time, August 8, 2022 ) following the quarterly results announcement. Participants can register for the conference call by clicking here , which will lead them to the conference registration website. Upon registration, participants will receive details for the conference call, including the dial-in numbers and a unique access PIN. Please dial in 10 minutes before the call is scheduled to begin.

The live Webcast and archive of the conference call will be available on the Investor Relations section of Sohu's Website at http://investors.sohu.com/ .

About Sohu.com

Sohu.com Limited (NASDAQ: SOHU) was established by Dr. Charles Zhang , one of China's internet pioneers, in the 1990s. As a mainstream media platform in China , Sohu is indispensable to the daily life of millions of Chinese, providing a network of web properties and community based products which continually offer a broad array of choices regarding information, entertainment and communication to the vast number of Sohu users. Sohu has built one of the most comprehensive matrices of Chinese language web properties, consisting of the leading online media destinations Sohu News App, mobile news portal m.sohu.com , PC portal www.sohu.com ; online video website tv.sohu.com ; and the online games platform www.changyou.com/en/ .

Sohu provides online brand advertising services as well as multiple news, information and content services on its matrix of websites and also on its mobile platforms. Sohu's online game business, conducted by its subsidiary Changyou, develops and operates a diverse portfolio of PC and mobile games, such as Tian Long Ba Bu ("TLBB"), one of the most popular PC games in China . Changyou also owns and operates the 17173.com Website, a game information portal in China .

For investor and media inquiries, please contact:

In China :

Ms. Pu Huang

Sohu.com Limited

Tel:

+86 (10) 627 2 -6645

E-mail:

ir@contact.sohu.com

In the United States :

Ms. Linda Bergkamp

Christensen

Tel:

+1 (480) 614-3004

E-mail:

lbergkamp@christensenir.com

[1] On a constant currency (non-GAAP) basis, if the exchange rate in the second quarter of 2022 had been the same as it was in the second quarter of 2021, or RMB6.46 = US$1.00 , US$ total revenues in the second quarter of 2022 would have been US$199 million , or US$4 million more than GAAP total revenues, and down 3% year-over-year.
[2] Following the completion on September 23, 2021 of the transaction with Tencent related to Sogou, Sohu no longer has any ownership interest in Sogou. Unless indicated otherwise, results presented in this release exclude results from Sogou operations. For historical statements, the results of operations of Sogou and the gain from its disposal are presented in separate line items as discontinued operations.
[3] Non-GAAP results exclude share-based compensation expense; changes in fair value recognized in the Company's consolidated statements of operations with respect to equity investments with readily determinable fair values; an impairment charge recognized for an investment unrelated to the Company's core businesses; and interest expense recognized in connection with the one-time transition tax (the "Toll Charge") imposed by the U.S. Tax Cuts and Jobs Act signed into law on December 22, 2017 (the "U.S. TCJA"). Explanation of the Company's non-GAAP financial measures and related reconciliations to GAAP financial measures are included in the accompanying "Non-GAAP Disclosure" and "Reconciliations of Non-GAAP Results of Operation Measures to the Nearest Comparable GAAP Measures."
[4] "Changyou Results" consist of the results of Changyou's online game business and its 17173.com Website.
[5] Monthly active user accounts refers to the number of registered accounts that are logged in to these games at least once during the month.
[6] Quarterly aggregate active paying accounts refers to the number of accounts from which game points are utilized at least once during the quarter.

SOHU.COM LIMITED

CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF OPERATIONS

(UNAUDITED, IN THOUSANDS EXCEPT PER SHARE AMOUNTS)







Three Months Ended




Jun. 30, 2022


Mar. 31, 2022


Jun. 30, 2021


Revenues:








Brand advertising

$

24,923

$

23,770

$

36,840


Online games


157,294


157,854


151,272


Others


12,563


11,794


16,290


Total revenues


194,780


193,418


204,402










Cost of revenues:








Brand advertising (includes share-based
compensation expense of $14,  $23, and $90,
respectively)


23,964


23,413


26,770


Online games (includes share-based compensation
expense of $42,  $41,  and $78, respectively)


25,691


21,971


17,026


Others


3,345


3,725


5,518


Total cost of revenues


53,000


49,109


49,314










Gross profit


141,780


144,309


155,088










Operating expenses:








Product development (includes share-based
compensation expense of $589, $607, and $1,228,
respectively)


65,098


63,839


65,254


Sales and marketing (includes share-based
compensation expense of  $33, $58, and $212,
respectively)


53,359


51,707


45,560


General and administrative (includes share-based
compensation expense of $708, $834, and $1,658,
respectively)


13,229


16,092


19,493


Total operating expenses


131,686


131,638


130,307










Operating profit


10,094


12,671


24,781










Other income, net


7,235


4,879


7,509


Interest income


3,720


2,593


4,221


Interest expense


-


-


(2,488)


Exchange difference


4,943


(477)


(1,325)


Income before income tax expense


25,992


19,666


32,698










Income tax expense

17,323


16,997


10,847


Net income from continuing operations


8,669


2,669


21,851


Net income from discontinued operations, net of tax [7]


-


-


55,882


Net income


8,669


2,669


77,733










Less: Net income from continuing operations
attributable to the noncontrolling interest
shareholders


1


3


-


Less: Net income from discontinued operations
attributable to the noncontrolling interest
shareholders


-


-


36,994










Net income from continuing operations attributable to
Sohu.com Limited


8,668


2,666


21,851


Net income from discontinued operations attributable
to Sohu.com Limited


-


-


18,888


Net income attributable to Sohu.com Limited


8,668


2,666


40,739










Basic net income from continuing operations per
share/ADS attributable to Sohu.com Limited [8]

$

0.25


0.07

$

0.55


Basic net income from discontinued operations per
share/ADS attributable to Sohu.com Limited

$

-


-

$

0.48


Basic net income per share/ADS attributable to
Sohu.com Limited

$

0.25

$

0.07

$

1.03


Shares/ADSs used in computing basic net income per
share/ADS attributable to Sohu.com Limited


34,535


36,802


39,509










Diluted net income from continuing operations per
share/ADS attributable to Sohu.com Limited

$

0.25


0.07

$

0.55


Diluted net income from discontinued operations per
share/ADS attributable to Sohu.com Limited

$

-


-

$

0.48


Diluted net income per share/ADS attributable to
Sohu.com Limited

$

0.25

$

0.07

$

1.03


Shares/ADSs used in computing diluted net income per
share/ADS attributable to Sohu.com Limited


34,535


36,802


39,509


















[7] Following the completion on September 23, 2021 of the transaction with Tencent related to Sogou, Sohu no longer has any ownership
interest in Sogou. Unless indicated otherwise, results presented in this release exclude results from Sogou operations. For historical
statements, the results of operations of Sogou and the gain from its disposal are presented in separate line items as discontinued operations.

[8] Each ADS represents one ordinary share.

SOHU.COM LIMITED

CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS

(UNAUDITED, IN THOUSANDS)








As of Jun. 30, 2022


As of Dec. 31, 2021

ASSETS





Current assets:





Cash and cash equivalents

$

394,421

$

998,949

Restricted cash


3,398


1,969

Short-term investments


795,557


399,345

Accounts receivable, net


79,762


82,550

Prepaid and other current assets


109,606


107,311

Total current assets


1,382,744


1,590,124

Fixed assets, net


304,124


329,997

Goodwill


47,985


48,811

Long-term investments, net


43,857


53,121

Intangible assets, net


6,948


9,136

Long-term time deposits


271,980


189,007

Other assets


21,677


25,589

Total assets

$

2,079,315

$

2,245,785






LIABILITIES





Current liabilities:





Accounts payable

$

79,315

$

87,447

Accrued liabilities


128,032


138,196

Receipts in advance and deferred revenue


52,054


57,041

Accrued salary and benefits


57,056


91,485

Taxes payables


12,249


16,714

Other short-term liabilities


118,153


112,568

Total current liabilities

$

446,859

$

503,451






Long-term other payables


5,484


3,922

Long-term tax liabilities


443,701


443,083

Other long-term liabilities


1,898


3,142

Total long-term liabilities

$

451,083

$

450,147

Total liabilities

$

897,942

$

953,598











SHAREHOLDERS' EQUITY:





Sohu.com Limited shareholders' equity


1,180,051


1,290,869

Noncontrolling interest


1,322


1,318

Total shareholders' equity

$

1,181,373

$

1,292,187






Total liabilities and shareholders' equity

$

2,079,315

$

2,245,785

SOHU.COM LIMITED

RECONCILIATIONS OF NON-GAAP RESULTS OF OPERATIONS MEASURES TO THE NEAREST COMPARABLE GAAP MEASURES

(UNAUDITED, IN THOUSANDS EXCEPT PER SHARE AMOUNTS)






















Three Months Ended Jun. 30, 2022


Three Months Ended Mar. 31, 2022


Three Months Ended Jun. 30, 2021



GAAP


Non-GAAP
Adjustments


Non-GAAP


GAAP


Non-GAAP
Adjustments


Non-GAAP


GAAP


Non-GAAP
Adjustments


Non-GAAP
























14

(a)





23

(a)





90

(a)


Brand advertising gross profit

$

959

$

14

$

973

$

357

$

23

$

380

$

10,070

$

90

$

10,160

Brand advertising gross margin


4 %




4 %


2 %




2 %


27 %




28 %
























42

(a)





41

(a)





78

(a)


Online games gross profit

$

131,603

$

42

$

131,645

$

135,883

$

41

$

135,924

$

134,246

$

78

$

134,324

Online games gross margin


84 %




84 %


86 %




86 %


89 %




89 %
























-

(a)





-

(a)





-

(a)


Others gross profit

$

9,218

$

-

$

9,218

$

8,069

$

-

$

8,069

$

10,772

$

-

$

10,772

Others gross margin


73 %




73 %


68 %




68 %


66 %




66 %
























56

(a)





64

(a)





168

(a)


Gross profit

$

141,780

$

56

$

141,836

$

144,309

$

64

$

144,373

$

155,088

$

168

$

155,256

Gross margin


73 %




73 %


75 %




75 %


76 %




76 %







































Operating expenses

$

131,686

$

(1,330)

(a) $

130,356

$

131,638

$

(1,499)

(a) $

130,139

$

130,307

$

(3,098)

(a) $

127,209
























1,386

(a)





1,563

(a)





3,266

(a)


Operating profit

$

10,094

$

1,386

$

11,480

$

12,671

$

1,563

$

14,234

$

24,781

$

3,266

$

28,047

Operating margin


5 %




6 %


7 %




7 %


12 %




14 %




















Income tax expense

$

17,323

$

(1,405)

(b,c)$

15,918

$

16,997

$

125

(b,c)$

17,122

$

10,847

$

(1,755)

(b,c)$

9,092
























1,386

(a)





1,563

(a)





3,266

(a)






734

(b)





4,010

(b)





(1,673)

(b)






1,649

(c)





1,213

(c)





1,198

(c)






-

(d)





-

(d)





156

(d)


Net income before non-controlling interest

$

8,669

$

3,769

$

12,438

$

2,669

$

6,786

$

9,455

$

21,851

$

2,947

$

24,798
























1,386

(a)





1,563

(a)





3,266

(a)






734

(b)





4,010

(b)





(1,673)

(b)






1,649

(c)





1,213

(c)





1,198

(c)






-

(d)





-

(d)





156

(d)


Net income from continuing
operations attributable to Sohu.com
Limited for diluted net income per
share/ADS

$

8,668

$

3,769

$

12,437

$

2,666

$

6,786

$

9,452

$

21,851

$

2,947

$

24,798

Net income from discontinued
operations attributable to Sohu.com
Limited for diluted net  income per
share/ADS [9]

$

-

$

-

$

-

$

-

$

-

$

-

$

18,776

$

493

$

19,269

Net income attributable to Sohu.com
Limited for diluted net  income per
share/ADS

$

8,668

$

3,769

$

12,437

$

2,666

$

6,786

$

9,452

$

40,627

$

3,440

$

44,067

Diluted net income from continuing
operations per share/ADS
attributable to Sohu.com Limited

$

0.25



$

0.36

$

0.07



$

0.26

$

0.55



$

0.63

Diluted net income from
discontinued operations per
share/ADS attributable to Sohu.com
Limited

$

-



$

-

$

-



$

-

$

0.48



$

0.49

Diluted net income per share/ADS
attributable to Sohu.com Limited

$

0.25



$

0.36

$

0.07



$

0.26

$

1.03



$

1.12

Shares/ADSs used in computing
diluted net income per share/ADS
attributable to Sohu.com Limited


34,535




34,535


36,802




36,802


39,509




39,509







































Note:



















(a) To eliminate the impact of share-based awards.

(b) To adjust for changes in the fair value of the Company's investments.

(c) To adjust for the effect of the Toll Charge.

(d) To adjust for an impairment charge recognized for an investment unrelated to the Company's core businesses

[9] Following the completion on September 23, 2021 of the transaction with Tencent related to Sogou, Sohu no longer has any ownership interest in Sogou. Unless indicated otherwise, results
presented in this release exclude results from Sogou operations. For historical statements, the results of operations of Sogou and the gain from its disposal are presented in separate line items as
discontinued operations.

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