Phoenix New Media Reports Third Quarter 2019 Unaudited Financial Results

BEIJING, Nov. 11, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- Phoenix New Media Limited (NYSE: FENG) ("Phoenix New Media", "ifeng" or the "Company"), a leading new media company in China, today announced its unaudited financial results for the third quarter ended September 30, 2019.

Mr. Shuang Liu, CEO of Phoenix New Media, commented, "Despite the continuing macroeconomic headwinds, we have been able to revitalize and sustain the growth of our businesses. Leveraging our continued professional journalism and by combining our seasoned editorial daily picks and AI-powered recommendation engine, we have improved our user acquisition, retention, and engagement rates. During the third quarter, we upgraded our iFeng app, expanded our proprietary content library, advanced our in-house production capability, and enhanced our vertical channels. As a result, we sharpened our competitive edge and cultivated our monetization potential. While we continue to optimize our cost structure, the first tranche of proceeds from the Yidian transaction has provided us with sufficient working capital to fuel our long-term growth engine. Looking ahead, we are confident that we have the right team, strategy, and knowhow to adapt to the changing market dynamics and thrive in the new media industry."

Ms. Betty Ho, CFO of Phoenix New Media, further stated, "In the third quarter of 2019, our total revenues increased by 15.4% year-over-year, out of which, total net advertising revenues increased by 16.4% and total paid services revenues increased by 10.0% year-over-year, mainly driven by the consolidation of revenues from Tianbo and Tadu. As I pass the financial leadership role to our next CFO, Edward Lu, we are confident that as we continuing to optimize our product, to strengthen our content initiatives, and with the adequate working capital resources, we are well positioned for a renewed growth cycle."

Third Quarter 2019 Financial Results

REVENUES

Total revenues for the third quarter of 2019 were RMB380.2 million (US$53.2 million), representing an increase of 15.4% from RMB329.3 million in the third quarter of 2018. The increase was caused by the addition of consolidated revenues of RMB40.3 million (US$5.6 million) in the third quarter of 2019 from Beijing Yitian Xindong Network Technology Co., Ltd. ("Yitian Xindong" or "Tadu"), which has been consolidated starting from December 28, 2018 and the consolidated revenues of RMB80.1 million (US$11.2 million) in the third quarter of 2019 from Beijing Fenghuang Tianbo Network Technology Co., Ltd. ("Tianbo"), which has been consolidated starting from April 1, 2019.

Net advertising revenues for the third quarter of 2019 were RMB327.6 million (US$45.8 million), representing an increase of 16.4% from RMB281.5 million in the third quarter of 2018. The increase was primarily attributable to the consolidation of advertising revenues from Tianbo and Tadu. The Company's net advertising revenues from traditional business decreased by 16.2% due to the macroeconomic uncertainties and increased competitions.

Paid services revenues([1]) for the third quarter of 2019 were RMB52.6 million (US$7.4 million), which represented an increase of 10.0% from RMB47.8 million in the third quarter of 2018. Revenues from paid contents for the third quarter of 2019 increased by 39.5% to RMB39.2 million (US$5.5 million) from RMB28.1 million in the third quarter of 2018, primarily attributable to the consolidation of digital reading revenues from Tadu, which was partially offset by a decrease in the Company's traditional digital reading business due to the regulatory tightening on digital reading sector in China. Revenues from games for the third quarter of 2019 were RMB2.5 million (US$0.3 million), which represented a decrease of 27.8% from RMB3.4 million in the third quarter of 2018. Revenues from MVAS for the third quarter of 2019 were RMB1.7 million (US$0.2 million), which represented a decrease of 84.7% from RMB10.8 million in the third quarter of 2018. Revenues from others for the third quarter of 2019 increased to RMB9.2 million (US$1.4 million) from RMB5.5 million in the third quarter of 2018, representing an increase of 68.6% year-over-year, which was mainly caused by the increase in revenues from E-commerce and online real estate related services.


                        [1] Prior to 2019, paid services revenues
                         comprised of (i) revenues from digital
                         entertainment, which included MVAS and
                         digital reading, and (ii) revenues from
                         games and others, which included web-based
                         games, mobile games, content sales, and
                         other online and mobile paid services
                         through the Company's own platforms.
    Beginning from January 1, 2019, paid
     services revenues have been re-classified
     and now comprised of (i) revenues from paid
     contents, which includes digital reading,
     audio books, paid videos, and other
     content-related sales activities, (ii)
     revenues from games, which includes web-
     based games and mobile games, (iii)
     revenues from MVAS, and (iv) revenues from
     others. For comparison purposes, the
     revenues from paid services for the
     quarters of 2018 have been retrospectively
     re-classified.

COST OF REVENUES

Cost of revenues for the third quarter of 2019 was RMB194.3 million (US$27.2 million), representing an increase of 27.6% from RMB152.2 million in the third quarter of 2018. The increase in cost of revenues was mainly due to the following:

    --  Content and operational costs for the third quarter of 2019 increased to
        RMB161.6 million (US$22.7 million) from RMB123.2 million in the third
        quarter of 2018, primarily attributable to the consolidation of content
        and operational costs of Tianbo and Tadu.
    --  Revenue sharing fees to telecom operators and channel partners for the
        third quarter of 2019 increased to RMB17.4 million (US$2.4 million) from
        RMB14.3 million in the third quarter of 2018, primarily attributable to
        the increase in revenue sharing fees paid to content providers by Tadu.
    --  Bandwidth costs for the third quarter of 2019 increased to RMB15.3
        million (US$2.1 million) from RMB14.7 million in the third quarter of
        2018.
    --  Share-based compensation included in cost of revenues was RMB1.9 million
        (US$0.3 million) in the third quarter of 2019, as compared to RMB0.4
        million the third quarter of 2018, primarily attributable to the
        restricted share units newly granted to some employees in 2019 under the
        restricted share unit scheme adopted in 2018 by Fread Limited, a
        subsidiary of the Company, and the options newly granted by the Company
        in July 2019.

GROSS PROFIT

Gross profit for the third quarter of 2019 increased to RMB186.0 million (US$26.0 million) from RMB177.1 million in the third quarter of 2018. Gross margin for the third quarter of 2019 decreased to 48.9% from 53.8% in the third quarter of 2018, mainly attributable to a decrease in gross margin of the Company's traditional advertising business and the acquisition of Tadu, partially offset by the margin contribution from Tianbo.

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

Non-GAAP gross margin for the third quarter of 2019, which excluded share-based compensation, decreased to 49.4% from 53.9% in the third quarter of 2018.

OPERATING EXPENSES OR GAINS AND LOSS FROM OPERATIONS

Total operating expenses for the third quarter of 2019 decreased by 15.8% to RMB196.7 million (US$27.5 million) from RMB233.7 million in the third quarter of 2018, primarily attributable to the gain of RMB62.1 million arising from the changes in fair value of financial assets-contingent returnable consideration and a decrease in bad debt provision primarily caused by the collection of previously fully-reserved receivables of RMB16.2 million in the third quarter of 2019, which was partially offset by the consolidation of operating expenses from Tianbo and Tadu. Share-based compensation included in operating expenses was RMB3.4 million (US$0.5 million) in the third quarter of 2019, as compared to RMB2.1 million in the third quarter of 2018, mainly caused by the options newly granted by the Company in July 2019.

Changes in fair value of financial assets-contingent returnable consideration for the third quarter of 2019 was a gain of RMB62.1 million (US$8.7 million), which represented the changes in fair value of the Company's right to receive the contingent returnable consideration in relation to the acquisition of Tadu, subject to certain price adjustment mechanisms based on Tadu's operating and financial performance in 2019 and 2020. The Company recorded the financial assets-contingent returnable consideration as prepayments and other current assets in the balance sheet. Based on Tadu's estimated operating and financial performance in 2019, the Company adjusted the fair value of financial assets-contingent returnable consideration and recognized the changes in fair value in the consolidated statements of comprehensive income/(loss) in the third quarter of 2019.

Loss from operations for the third quarter of 2019 was RMB10.8 million (US$1.5 million), as compared to RMB56.6 million in the third quarter of 2018. Operating margin for the third quarter of 2019 was negative 2.8%, as compared to negative 17.2% in the third quarter of 2018.

Non-GAAP loss from operations for the third quarter of 2019, which excluded share-based compensation and changes in fair value of financial assets-contingent returnable consideration, was RMB67.6 million (US$9.5 million), as compared to RMB54.0 million in the third quarter of 2018. Non-GAAP operating margin for the third quarter of 2019, which excluded share-based compensation and changes in fair value of financial assets-contingent returnable consideration, was negative 17.8%, as compared to negative 16.4% in the third quarter of 2018.

OTHER INCOME OR LOSS

Other income or loss reflects interest income, interest expense, foreign currency exchange gain, income or loss from equity method investments, net of impairments, gain on disposal of convertible loans due from a related party and others, net([2]). Total net other income for the third quarter of 2019 was RMB19.6 million (US$2.7 million), as compared to RMB35.9 million in the third quarter of 2018.

    --  Interest income for the third quarter of 2019 decreased to RMB8.1
        million (US$1.1 million) from RMB12.3 million in the third quarter of
        2018, primarily due to decrease in the loans granted to Particle, which
        were fully settled in the third quarter of 2018.
    --  Interest expense for the third quarter of 2019 decreased to RMB0.3
        million (US$0.04 million), from RMB3.1 million in the third quarter of
        2018, which was primarily due to the decrease in outstanding short-term
        bank loans as the Company repaid all of the short-term bank loans in the
        second quarter of 2019.
    --  Foreign currency exchange gain for the third quarter of 2019 was RMB6.1
        million (US$0.9 million), which remained unchanged from the third
        quarter of 2018.
    --  Income from equity method investments, net of impairments, for the third
        quarter of 2019 was nil, as compared to RMB4.2 million of income from
        equity method investments, net of impairments, in the third quarter of
        2018.
    --  Gain on disposal of convertible loans due from a related party for the
        third quarter of 2018 was RMB10.6 million, which was derived from the
        completion of the assignment to Long De Cheng Zhang Culture
        Communication (Tianjin) Co., Ltd. of the Company's rights under a loan
        to Particle Inc. with a principal amount of US$14.8 million originally
        granted in August 2016 and with the assignment price of approximately
        US$17.0 million. No such gain was recorded in the third quarter of 2019.
    --  Others, net decreased to RMB5.7 million (US$0.8 million) in the third
        quarter of 2019 from RMB5.8 million in the third quarter of 2018.


                            [2] "Others, net" primarily
                             consists of government
                             subsidies and litigation loss
                             provisions.

NET INCOME OR LOSS ATTRIBUTABLE TO PHOENIX NEW MEDIA LIMITED

Higher effective tax rate in the third quarter of 2019 was mainly attributable to larger taxable profits for the Company's subsidiaries as compared to the third quarter of 2018 after considering the valuation allowance of deferred tax assets. Net income attributable to Phoenix New Media Limited for the third quarter of 2019 was RMB5.9 million (US$0.8 million), as compared to net loss attributable to Phoenix New Media Limited of RMB16.6 million in the third quarter of 2018. Net margin for the third quarter of 2019 was positive 1.6%, as compared to negative 5.0% in the third quarter of 2018. Net income per diluted ADS([3]) in the third quarter of 2019 was RMB0.08 (US$0.01), as compared to net loss per diluted ADS of RMB0.23 in the third quarter of 2018.

Non-GAAP net loss attributable to Phoenix New Media Limited for the third quarter of 2019, which excluded share-based compensation, income or loss from equity method investments, net of impairments, and changes in fair value of financial assets-contingent returnable consideration, was RMB50.8 million (US$7.1 million), as compared to RMB18.3 million in the third quarter of 2018. Non-GAAP net margin for the third quarter of 2019 was negative13.4%, as compared to negative 5.6% in the third quarter of 2018. Non-GAAP net loss per diluted ADS in the third quarter of 2019 was RMB0.70 (US$0.10), as compared to RMB0.25 in the third quarter of 2018.

For the third quarter of 2019, the Company's weighted average number of ADSs used in the computation of diluted net loss per ADS was 72,790,541. As of September 30, 2019, the Company had a total of 582,324,325, ordinary shares outstanding, or the equivalent of 72,790,541 ADSs.

CERTAIN BALANCE SHEET ITEMS

As of September 30, 2019, the Company's cash and cash equivalents, term deposits and short term investments and restricted cash were RMB2.06 billion (US$288.9 million), which included RMB18.4 million (US$2.6 million) from Tadu and RMB131.3 million (US$18.4 million) from Tianbo.

As previously announced by the Company, the Company entered into a share purchase agreement (the "SPA") with Run Liang Tai and its designated entities (the "Proposed Buyers") on March 22, 2019 and entered into a supplemental agreement (the "Supplemental Agreement") to the SPA on July 23, 2019 for its proposed sale of 34% of the total outstanding shares of Particle Inc. ("Particle" or "Yidian") (the "Proposed Transaction"). After the Company executed the Supplemental Agreement, two shareholders of Particle, Long De Cheng Zhang Culture Communication (Tianjin) Co., Ltd. and Long De Holdings (Hong Kong) Co., Limited (collectively, the "Long De Entities") notified the Company that they intend to exercise their co-sale rights under the Shareholders Agreement with respect to 16 million shares of Particle for a total selling price of approximately RMB240 million while reserving their rights to co-sell more shares up to the maximum amount allowed under the Shareholders Agreement or fewer shares if they can find other buyers for their shares. The Company is in dispute with the Long De Entities as to whether the co-sale rights were duly exercised and is still discussing with the Long De Entities for an amicable resolution. If the Long De Entities are able to validly exercise their co-sale rights, the Company may have to reduce the Particle shares that it can sell in the Proposed Transaction if it decides to proceed with the transaction, and the proceeds to the Company from the transaction will be reduced accordingly. Alternatively, the Company may decide to terminate the Supplemental Agreement and reverse all transactions occurred under the Supplemental Agreement. In such case, the Company may have to resume its dispute with the Proposed Buyers under the original SPA. Notwithstanding the dispute, shareholders of the Company's parent company, Phoenix Media Investment (Holdings) Limited (HK: 2008), a company listed on The Stock Exchange of Hong Kong ("Phoenix TV") approved the Supplemental Agreement on October 22, 2019, and pursuant to the Supplemental Agreement, the Proposed Buyers paid the Company a further cash deposit of US$50 million in October 2019. The Company has transferred 94,802,752 preferred shares of Particle (the "First Batch of Delivered Shares") to the Proposed Buyers, corresponding to US$200 million of purchase price received before August 10, 2019. There can be no assurance that the Company's disputes with the Long De Entities, or with the Proposed Buyers under the original SPA will be resolved in the Company's favor. There can be no assurance that the Proposed Transaction with respect to the remaining preferred shares to be delivered will ever be closed. The fair value of available-for-sale debt investments in Particle of the Company increased from RMB2,271.1 million as of June 30, 2019 to RMB3,153.2 million (US$441.1 million) as of September 30, 2019, mainly caused by the adjustments to the assumptions used in valuation for the available-for-sale debt investments in the third quarter of 2019 as the Company transferred the First Batch of Delivered Shares to the Proposed Buyers.


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

Business Outlook

For the fourth quarter of 2019, the Company expects its total revenues to be between RMB431.2 million and RMB451.2 million; net advertising revenues are expected to be between RMB370.9 million and RMB385.9 million; and paid services revenues are expected to be between RMB60.3 million and RMB65.3 million.

All of the above forecasts reflect the Company's current and preliminary view on the market and operational conditions, which are subject to change.

Conference Call Information

The Company will hold a conference call at 8:00 p.m. U.S. Eastern Time on November 11, 2019, (November 12, 2019 at 9:00 a.m. Beijing/Hong Kong time) to discuss its third quarter 2019 unaudited financial results and operating performance.

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



     International:    
       +65 67135090



     Mainland China:         4006208038



     Hong Kong:       
       +852 30186771



     United States:   
       +1 8456750437



     United Kingdom: 
       +44 2036214779



     Australia:       
       +61 290833212



     Conference ID:             1968979

A replay of the call will be available through November 18, 2019, by using the dial-in numbers and conference ID below:



     International:  
       +61 2 8199 0299



     Mainland China:          4006322162



     Hong Kong:        
       +852 30512780



     United States:    
       +1 6462543697



     Conference ID:              1968979

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

Use of Non-GAAP Financial Measures

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

Exchange Rate

This announcement contains translations of certain RMB amounts into U.S. dollars ("USD") at specified rates solely for the convenience of the reader. Unless otherwise stated, all translations from RMB to USD were made at the rate of RMB7.1477 to US$1.00, the noon buying rate in effect on September 30, 2019, in the H.10 statistical release of the Federal Reserve Board. The Company makes no representation that the RMB or USD amounts referred could be converted into USD or RMB, as the case may be, at any particular rate or at all. For analytical presentation, all percentages are calculated using the numbers presented in the financial statements contained in this earnings release.

About Phoenix New Media Limited

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

Safe Harbor Statement

This announcement contains forward-looking statements. These statements are made under the "safe harbor" provisions of the U.S. Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. These forward-looking statements can be identified by terminology such as "will," "expects," "anticipates," "future," "intends," "plans," "believes," "estimates" and similar statements. Among other things, the business outlook and quotations from management in this announcement, as well as Phoenix New Media's strategic and operational plans, contain forward-looking statements. Phoenix New Media may also make written or oral forward-looking statements in its periodic reports to the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission ("SEC") on Forms 20-F and 6-K, in its annual report to shareholders, in press releases and other written materials and in oral statements made by its officers, directors or employees to third parties. Statements that are not historical facts, including statements about Phoenix New Media's beliefs and expectations, are forward-looking statements. Forward-looking statements involve inherent risks and uncertainties. A number of factors could cause actual results to differ materially from those contained in any forward-looking statement, including but not limited to the following: the Company's goals and strategies; the Company's future business development, financial condition and results of operations; the expected growth of online and mobile advertising, online video and mobile paid services markets in China; the Company's reliance on online and mobile advertising and MVAS for a majority of its total revenues; the Company's expectations regarding demand for and market acceptance of its services; the Company's expectations regarding maintaining and strengthening its relationships with advertisers, partners and customers; the Company's investment plans and strategies, fluctuations in the Company's quarterly operating results; the Company's plans to enhance its user experience, infrastructure and services offerings; the Company's reliance on mobile operators in China to provide most of its MVAS; changes by mobile operators in China to their policies for MVAS; competition in its industry in China; and relevant government policies and regulations relating to the Company. Further information regarding these and other risks is included in the Company's filings with the SEC, including its registration statement on Form F-1, as amended, and its annual reports on Form 20-F. All information provided in this press release and in the attachments is as of the date of this press release, and Phoenix New Media does not undertake any obligation to update any forward-looking statement, except as required under applicable law.

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

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


                                                                                                                                                                
        
            Phoenix New Media Limited


                                                                                                                                                              
        
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          Unaudited           
         
         Unaudited



             
                ASSETS



             
                Current assets:



             Cash and cash equivalents                                                                                                                                                                                         174,024                          169,157                           23,666



             Term deposits and short term investments                                                                                                                                                                          912,594                        1,764,261                          246,829



             Restricted cash                                                                                                                                                                                                   269,648                          131,441                           18,389



             Accounts receivable, net                                                                                                                                                                                          484,113                          613,237                           85,795



             Amounts due from related parties                                                                                                                                                                                   91,228                           71,843                           10,051



             Prepayment and other current assets                                                                                                                                                                                88,963                          186,548                           26,099




             
                Total current assets                                                                                                                                                                               2,020,570                        2,936,487                          410,829




             
                Non-current assets:



             Property and equipment, net                                                                                                                                                                                        95,631                          110,116                           15,406



             Intangible assets, net                                                                                                                                                                                             97,448                           97,729                           13,673



             Goodwill                                                                                                                                                                                                          338,288                          361,074                           50,516



             Available-for-sale debt investments                                                                                                                                                                             1,961,474                        3,155,193                          441,428



             Equity investments, net                                                                                                                                                                                            33,694                           13,236                            1,852



             Deferred tax assets                                                                                                                                                                                                60,160                           72,318                           10,118



             Operating lease right-of- use assets, net**                                                                                                                                                                                                        91,786                           12,841



             Other non-current assets                                                                                                                                                                                           23,454                           20,258                            2,834




             
                Total non-current assets                                                                                                                                                                           2,610,149                        3,921,710                          548,668




             
                Total assets                                                                                                                                                                                       4,630,719                        6,858,197                          959,497




             
                LIABILITIES AND SHAREHOLDERS' EQUITY



             
                Current liabilities:



             Short-term loans                                                                                                                                                                                                  267,665



             Accounts payable                                                                                                                                                                                                  264,753                          218,704                           30,598



             Amounts due to related parties                                                                                                                                                                                     25,218                           25,052                            3,505



             Advances from customers                                                                                                                                                                                            54,601                           69,611                            9,739



             Taxes payable                                                                                                                                                                                                     101,386                          137,031                           19,171



             Salary and welfare payable                                                                                                                                                                                        132,316                          156,132                           21,845



             Amounts received from proposed buyers of investments in                                                                                                                                                                                         1,419,633                          198,614
      Particle



             Accrued expenses and other current liabilities                                                                                                                                                                    227,328                          289,275                           40,471



             Operating lease liabilities**                                                                                                                                                                                                                      34,734                            4,859




             
                Total current liabilities                                                                                                                                                                          1,073,267                        2,350,172                          328,802




             
                Non-current liabilities:



             Deferred tax liabilities                                                                                                                                                                                          140,960                          256,956                           35,949



             Long-term liabilities                                                                                                                                                                                              26,131                           26,131                            3,656



             Operating lease liabilities**                                                                                                                                                                                                                      58,469                            8,180




             
                Total non-current liabilities                                                                                                                                                                        167,091                          341,556                           47,785




             
                Total liabilities                                                                                                                                                                                  1,240,358                        2,691,728                          376,587




             
                Shareholders' equity:



             Phoenix New Media Limited shareholders' equity:



             Class A ordinary shares                                                                                                                                                                                            17,487                           17,499                            2,448



             Class B ordinary shares                                                                                                                                                                                            22,053                           22,053                            3,085



             Additional paid-in capital                                                                                                                                                                                      1,604,588                        1,608,241                          225,001



             Statutory reserves                                                                                                                                                                                                 87,620                           87,620                           12,258



             Retained earnings/(accumulated deficits)                                                                                                                                                                          159,621                         (24,304)                         (3,400)



             Accumulated other comprehensive income                                                                                                                                                                          1,188,358                        2,254,404                          315,403




             Total Phoenix New Media Limited shareholders' equity                                                                                                                                                            3,079,727                        3,965,513                          554,795



             Noncontrolling interests                                                                                                                                                                                          310,634                          200,956                           28,115




             
                Total shareholders' equity                                                                                                                                                                         3,390,361                        4,166,469                          582,910




             
                Total liabilities and shareholders' equity                                                                                                                                                         4,630,719                        6,858,197                          959,497








             * Derived from audited financial statements included in the Company's Form 20-F dated April 26, 2019.



             ** The Company adopted the new leasing guidance (ASU 2016-2) started from January 1, 2019, which requires that a lessee recognize



                  the assets and liabilities that arise from operating leases. The Company recognized a right-of-use asset and a liability relating to lease



                  payments (the Lease Liability) in the statements of financial position for lease contracts having terms beyond 12 months period.


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




                                                                                                   
         
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                Revenues:



              Net advertising revenues                                                                             281,500                                    324,738                                             327,593                       45,832                       842,292                         868,315                         121,482



              Paid service revenues                                                                                 47,840                                     70,338                                              52,626                        7,363                       135,853                         191,854                          26,841




              
                Total revenues                                                                          329,340                                    395,076                                             380,219                       53,195                       978,145                       1,060,169                         148,323



              Cost of revenues                                                                                   (152,236)                                 (184,951)                                          (194,268)                    (27,179)                    (415,276)                      (557,364)                       (77,978)




              
                Gross profit                                                                            177,104                                    210,125                                             185,951                       26,016                       562,869                         502,805                          70,345



              
                Operating expenses:



              Sales and marketing expenses                                                                       (140,998)                                 (163,655)                                          (154,969)                    (21,681)                    (382,040)                      (439,196)                       (61,446)



              General and administrative expenses                                                                 (41,692)                                  (65,380)                                           (43,131)                     (6,034)                    (117,898)                      (157,363)                       (22,016)



              Technology and product development expenses                                                         (50,969)                                  (60,121)                                           (60,735)                     (8,497)                    (147,904)                      (180,297)                       (25,224)



              Changes in fair value of financial assets-contingent returnable                                            -                                                                                       62,051                        8,681                                                       62,051                           8,681
    consideration

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            ---


              Total operating expenses                                                                           (233,659)                                 (289,156)                                          (196,784)                    (27,531)                    (647,842)                      (714,805)                      (100,005)




              
                Loss from operations                                                                   (56,555)                                  (79,031)                                           (10,833)                     (1,515)                     (84,973)                      (212,000)                       (29,660)



              
                Other income/(loss):



              Interest income                                                                                       12,349                                      4,637                                               8,106                        1,134                        38,837                          21,401                           2,994



              Interest expense                                                                                     (3,080)                                   (1,730)                                              (252)                        (35)                     (11,102)                        (4,885)                          (683)



              Foreign currency exchange gain                                                                         6,066                                      2,922                                               6,134                          858                         7,166                           6,889                             964



              Income/(loss) from equity method investments, net of impairments                                       4,240                                        521                                                                                                        1,375                         (3,447)                          (482)



              Gain on disposal of convertible loans due from a related party                                        10,565                                                                                                                                                 10,565                                                              -



              Others, net                                                                                            5,773                                      4,789                                               5,608                          785                        11,994                          12,638                           1,768




              
                (Loss)/income before tax                                                               (20,642)                                  (67,892)                                              8,763                        1,227                      (26,138)                      (179,404)                       (25,099)



              Income tax benefit/(expense)                                                                           3,889                                    (2,977)                                            (6,732)                       (942)                          115                        (17,170)                        (2,402)




              
                Net (loss)/income                                                                      (16,753)                                  (70,869)                                              2,031                          285                      (26,023)                      (196,574)                       (27,501)



              Net loss attributable to noncontrolling interests                                                        127                                        754                                               3,896                          545                         1,098                          12,649                           1,770




              
                Net (loss)/income attributable to Phoenix New Media Limited                            (16,626)                                  (70,115)                                              5,927                          830                      (24,925)                      (183,925)                       (25,731)




              
                Net (loss)/income                                                                      (16,753)                                  (70,869)                                              2,031                          285                      (26,023)                      (196,574)                       (27,501)



              Other comprehensive income/(loss), net of tax: fair value                                             52,111                                  (463,083)                                            734,931                      102,821                       103,762                         997,251                         139,521
    remeasurement for available-for-sale investments



              Other comprehensive income, net of tax: foreign currency                                              39,966                                     44,944                                              51,044                        7,141                        54,328                          68,795                           9,625
    translation adjustment




              
                Comprehensive income/(loss)                                                              75,324                                  (489,008)                                            788,006                      110,247                       132,067                         869,472                         121,645



              Comprehensive loss attributable to noncontrolling interests                                              127                                        754                                               3,896                          545                         1,098                          12,649                           1,770




              
                Comprehensive income/(loss) attributable to Phoenix New Media Limited                    75,451                                  (488,254)                                            791,902                      110,792                       133,165                         882,121                         123,415




              
                Net (loss)/income attributable to Phoenix New Media Limited                            (16,626)                                  (70,115)                                              5,927                          830                      (24,925)                      (183,925)                       (25,731)



              Net (loss)/income per Class A and Class B ordinary share:



              Basic                                                                                                 (0.03)                                    (0.12)                                               0.01                         0.00                        (0.04)                         (0.32)                         (0.04)



              Diluted                                                                                               (0.03)                                    (0.12)                                               0.01                         0.00                        (0.04)                         (0.32)                         (0.04)



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



              Basic                                                                                                 (0.23)                                    (0.96)                                               0.08                         0.01                        (0.34)                         (2.53)                         (0.35)



              Diluted                                                                                               (0.23)                                    (0.96)                                               0.08                         0.01                        (0.34)                         (2.53)                         (0.35)



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



              Basic                                                                                            581,962,548                                582,267,440                                         582,324,325                  582,324,325                   580,729,644                     582,259,624                     582,259,624



              Diluted                                                                                          581,962,548                                582,267,440                                         582,324,325                  582,324,325                   580,729,644                     582,259,624                     582,259,624


                                                                                               
            
                Phoenix New Media Limited


                                                                                             
            
                Condensed Segments Information


                                                                                                 
            
                (Amounts in thousands)




                                           
          
          Three Months Ended                
         
              Nine Months Ended

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          September 30,           June 30,       
            
                September 30,             
         
         September 30,    
         
         September 30,     
         
         September 30,      
         
         September 30,


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                Revenues:



     Net advertising service                                  281,500             324,738                                    327,593                                45,832                       842,292                        868,315                         121,482



     Paid services                                             47,840              70,338                                     52,626                                 7,363                       135,853                        191,854                          26,841




     
                Total revenues                              329,340             395,076                                    380,219                                53,195                       978,145                      1,060,169                         148,323




     
                Cost of revenues



     Net advertising service                                  132,519             146,869                                    162,926                                22,794                       350,881                        449,855                          62,937



     Paid services                                             19,717              38,082                                     31,342                                 4,385                        64,395                        107,509                          15,041




     
                Total cost of revenues                      152,236             184,951                                    194,268                                27,179                       415,276                        557,364                          77,978




     
                Gross profit



     Net advertising service                                  148,981             177,869                                    164,667                                23,038                       491,411                        418,460                          58,545



     Paid services                                             28,123              32,256                                     21,284                                 2,978                        71,458                         84,345                          11,800




     
                Total gross profit                          177,104             210,125                                    185,951                                26,016                       562,869                        502,805                          70,345


                                                                                              
          
                Phoenix New Media Limited


                                                                                          
          
            Condensed Information of Cost of Revenues


                                                                                                
          
                (Amounts in thousands)




                                          
         
         Three Months Ended                
        
            Nine Months Ended

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         September 30,          June 30,       
          
                September 30,            
              
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     Revenue sharing fees                                   14,261              13,676                                  17,363                                       2,429                        34,338                         48,368                           6,767



     Content and operational costs                         123,281             156,346                                 161,600                                      22,609                       338,002                        464,907                          65,043



     Bandwidth costs                                        14,694              14,929                                  15,305                                       2,141                        42,936                         44,089                           6,168




     
                Total cost of revenues                   152,236             184,951                                 194,268                                      27,179                       415,276                        557,364                          77,978


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


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




                                                                                                        Three Months Ended September 30, 2018                                              Three Months Ended June 30, 2019                                        Three Months Ended September 30, 2019

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              Non-GAAP                
        
         Non-
                                                                                                                                                Adjustments                              GAAP                                                                                            Adjustments                                GAAP                                           Adjustments                              GAAP

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                Gross profit                                                                           177,104                                            442       (1)                       177,546                                           210,125                                              1,893       (1)                 212,018               185,951                              1,879        (1)                187,830



             Gross margin                                                                                          53.8%                                                                                53.9%                                            53.2%                                                                              53.7%                48.9%                                                              49.4%


                                                                                                                                                                2,535       (1)                                                                                                                            4,227        (1)                                                                         5,277           (1)


                                                                                                                                                                           (2)                                                                                                                                        (2)                                                                      (62,051)          (2)



             
                Loss from operations                                                                  (56,555)                                         2,535                                (54,020)                                         (79,031)                                             4,227                          (74,804)             (10,833)                          (56,774)                         (67,607)



             Operating margin                                                                                    (17.2)%                                                                              (16.4)%                                          (20.0)%                                                                            (18.9)%               (2.8)%                                                            (17.8)%


                                                                                                                                                                2,535       (1)                                                                                                                            4,227        (1)                                                                         5,277           (1)


                                                                                                                                                                           (2)                                                                                                                                        (2)                                                                      (62,051)          (2)


                                                                                                                                                              (4,240)      (3)                                                                                                                            (521)       (3)                                                                                        (3)



             
                Net (loss)/income attributable                                                        (16,626)                                       (1,705)                               (18,331)                                         (70,115)                                             3,706                          (66,409)                5,927                           (56,774)                         (50,847)
      to Phoenix New
      Media Limited




             Net margin                                                                                           (5.0)%                                                                               (5.6)%                                          (17.7)%                                                                            (16.8)%                 1.6%                                                            (13.4)%



             Net (loss)/income per                                                                                (0.23)                                                                               (0.25)                                           (0.96)                                                                             (0.91)                 0.08                                                              (0.70)
      ADS-diluted



             Weighted average number                                                                          72,745,318                                                                            72,745,318                                        72,783,430                                                                          72,783,430            72,790,541                                                          72,790,541
      of ADSs used in computing
      diluted net (loss)/income per ADS







             (1) Share-based compensation



             (2) Changes in fair value of financial assets-contingent returnable consideration



             (3) Income from equity method investments, net of impairments





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

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