China’s Netease $NTES Earnings Westward Journey


NetEase $NTES second-quarter sales and earnings beat Wall Street’s expectations, but shares fell in after-hours trading after the big rip into them – they closed regular session Wednesday up 1.9% to 315.05.

Weibo was also down by as much as 7% at one point during regular trading but rebounded to end the day up more than 1%.

Earnings: NetEase earned an adjusted $3.86 per American depositary share, up 26% from the same period last year, on sales of $1.97 billion, up 48%. Analysts were expecting $3.82 and $1.9 billion.

For Q3 Wall Street modeling NetEase earnings to rise 15% to adjusted $3.56 per U.S. share, with sales jumping 40% to $1.92 billion.

“Our online games, advertising services and e-commerce divisions continue to grow,” NetEase Chief Executive William Ding said in a news release. “While e-commerce is becoming an increasingly important revenue contributor, our self-developed mobile games remain our primary growth engine.”

Stock was down 3% after earnings