Sohu.com, Inc. (SOHU) Posts Surprise Q3 Profit

October 26, 2015 8:15 AM EDT

Sohu.com, Inc. (NASDAQ: SOHU) reported Q3 EPS of $1.27, $1.89 better than the analyst estimate of ($0.62). Revenue for the quarter came in at $522 million versus the consensus estimate of $491.26 million.

Dr. Charles Zhang, Chairman and CEO of Sohu.com Inc., commented, "I am pleased with our quarterly results amid a sluggish economy and considerable RMB depreciation. This past quarter recorded Chinese economy growth at the slowest rate since 2009. The soft macro economy had a major impact on traditional brand advertisers who shrank their marketing budgets. In addition, the depreciation of RMB against the U.S. dollar had an adverse effect to our reported numbers. Despite these factors and excluding certain non-recurring items, we still managed to deliver in-line revenue performance and operating profit well exceeded our prior expectations."

Dr. Zhang added, "For Sohu Media Portal, in the third quarter, we continued to refine mobile news App interface to improve user experience. In the meantime, we strived to enhance our content offerings, providing users high quality news and reliable information. For Sohu Video, while we took a cautious approach to acquiring head content, we have been more aggressively investing in original content and PGC, or professionally generated content. Sogou continued to deliver strong top-line and bottom-line performance, while it prepared to ramp up investment in promoting its search brand. Changyou continued to deliver strong revenues and cash flow, and with its strong R&D capabilities as well as vast user base legacy from the legacy TLBB game, Changyou is well positioned to bring new hit games to the market."

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