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July 28, 2008 at 00:01 AM EDT
Sohu.com Reports Second Quarter 2008 Unaudited Financial Results

BEIJING, July 28 /Xinhua-PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Sohu.com Inc. (Nasdaq: SOHU), China's leading online media, communications, search, online games and mobile value-added services company, today reported unaudited financial results for the second quarter ended June 30, 2008.

Second Quarter Highlights

-- Record high total revenues and record high for each revenue category: brand advertising, advertising, online games, and non-advertising revenues as well as net income. All such operating parameters exceed company guidance.

-- Brand advertising revenues of US$41.7 million, up 57% year-on-year and 26% quarter-on-quarter, beating high-end of company guidance by US$2.2 million.

-- Advertising revenues of US$43.4 million, up 53% year-on-year and 25% quarter-on-quarter.

-- Online games revenues of US$47.9 million, up 11.5 times year-on-year and 17% quarter-on-quarter. In-house developed massive multiplayer online role-playing game Tian Long Ba Bu ("TLBB") revenue up 17% quarter-on-quarter to US$45.5 million.

-- Non-advertising revenues of US$58.6 million, up 452% year-on-year and 17% quarter-on-quarter.

-- Total revenues of US$102.0 million, up 162% year-on-year and 20% quarter-on-quarter, exceeding the high end of company guidance by US$6.0 million.

-- Non-GAAP net income (i.e. excluding share-based compensation expenses) of US$42.3 million or US$1.07 per fully diluted share, exceeding the high end of company guidance by 32 US cents. Non-GAAP net income increased by 423% year-on-year and 69% quarter-on-quarter.

-- GAAP net income of US$40.2 million or US$1.02 per fully diluted share. GAAP net income increased by 604% year-on-year and 86% quarter-on-quarter.

-- Explanation of the Company's non-GAAP financial measures and the related reconciliations to GAAP financial measures are included in the accompanying "Non-GAAP Disclosure" and "Reconciliations to Unaudited Condensed Consolidated Statements of Operations."

"We are very pleased with our strong performance this quarter," said Dr. Charles Zhang, Chairman and CEO of Sohu.com. "Sohu achieved another milestone in the Company's history with total revenues exceeding $100 million which further demonstrated Sohu's leadership position in the China Internet space, driven by our strong media influence, premier content offerings and increased popularity of our products such as Sohu Blogs and Sogou Pinyin, and the growth of our online games business. We expect that penetration of the Internet in China will be escalated to an even higher level with the Beijing 2008 Olympic Games and that, combined with our technological advancements and portal strength, will help us to continue our success for the remainder of 2008 and beyond."

Ms. Belinda Wang, Co-President and Chief Marketing Officer of Sohu.com, said, "This quarter we continued to experience strong growth in brand advertising revenues. The growing momentum reflects the overall expansion of the China Internet market, increased shift in advertising budgets from offline to online, the robust pace of advertising spending leading up to the Beijing 2008 Olympic Games, as well as our significant traffic increase, which further enhances the overall effectiveness of advertisers' marketing campaigns on the Sohu platform."

Dr. Gong Yu, Chief Operating Officer of Sohu.com, added, "During the second quarter, Sohu continued its strategy of offering high-quality content. These initiatives and improvements all add up to our profound progress in increasing new users and user 'stickiness', which has reinforced Sohu's leading position among China Internet companies. As the Internet Content Sponsor for the Beijing 2008 Olympic Games, Sohu has been well prepared to provide the most comprehensive, authoritative and first-hand coverage of the Olympics and Team China."

Second Quarter Financial Results

Total revenues for the second quarter ended June 30, 2008 were US$102.0 million, compared to revenues of US$84.8 million for the first quarter ended March 31, 2008, and US$39.0 million for the second quarter ended June 30, 2007.

Gross margin of 76% for the second quarter of 2008, was flat with the previous quarter and up from 61% in the same period of 2007. Non-GAAP gross margin was 76% in the second quarter of 2008, flat with the previous quarter and up from 62% in the same period of 2007. The year-on-year gross margin expansion was mainly from the contribution of TLBB.

Net income for the second quarter of 2008 was US$40.2 million or US$1.02 per fully diluted share. Non-GAAP net income for second quarter of 2008 was US$42.3 million or US$1.07 per fully diluted share. This compares to non-GAAP net income of US$25.1 million or US$0.64 per fully diluted share for the first quarter of 2008 and US$8.1 million or US$0.21 per fully diluted share for the second quarter of 2007.

Advertising revenues for the second quarter of 2008 totaled US$43.4 million, a 25% quarter-on-quarter increase and a 53% year-on-year increase. Advertising revenues, consisting of US$41.7 million in brand advertising and US$1.7 million in sponsored search, accounted for 43% of total revenues in the second quarter of 2008. Brand advertising revenues for the second quarter of 2008 increased 26% quarter-on-quarter and 57% year-on-year.

Advertising gross margin for the second quarter of 2008 was 64%, up from 63% in the previous quarter and up from 62% in the second quarter of 2007. Non-GAAP advertising gross margin for the second quarter of 2008 was 65%, up from 64% in the previous quarter and 64% in the second quarter of 2007.

For the second quarter of 2008, Sohu's non-advertising revenues, which are derived mainly from online games and wireless value-added services, were US$58.6 million, representing 57% of total revenues. Online games revenues for second quarter of 2008 were US$47.9 million, increasing 17% quarter-on- quarter and 11.5 times year-on-year, reflecting the growth of TLBB since its commercial launch in May 2007. Wireless revenues were US$9.2 million, increasing 7% quarter-on-quarter and 39% year-on-year. Non-advertising gross margin was 84%, down from 85% in the previous quarter and up from 56% in second quarter of 2007. Non-GAAP non-advertising gross margin was 84%, down from 85% in the previous quarter and up from 56% in second quarter of 2007. The year-on-year increase was mainly due to the contribution of TLBB.

For the second quarter of 2008, Sohu's operating expenses totaled US$37.2 million. Non-GAAP operating expenses totaled US$35.4 million, up 15% from the previous quarter and up 111% year-on-year. The year-on-year increase was primarily due to continued investments in product development, marketing expenses for Sohu branding, as well as an increase in bonuses to reward employees for their contribution to Sohu's good results. The quarter-on- quarter increase was mainly due to Olympic-related marketing spending.

For the second quarter of 2008, income tax expense was US$0.6 million, compared to US$9.2 million for the previous quarter and US$0.2 million for the same period last year.

In the first quarter of 2008, Sohu accounted for its PRC income tax based at a statutory tax rate of 25%. Given Sohu's technological centric business with strong research and development capabilities, in the second quarter, we were informed by the relevant tax bureau that some of our operating entities will be entitled to certain tax holidays and will be subject to 0% income tax rate for full year 2008 and 12.5% for 2009 through 2011. Accordingly, in the second quarter, Sohu adopted a 0% income tax rate for these entities and reversed a US$4.1 million related income tax provision that was made in the first quarter of 2008. We expect our overall effective PRC income tax rate for the rest of 2008 to be in the low teens.

Ms. Carol Yu, Co-President and CFO of Sohu.com, commented, "The second quarter of 2008 marks the fourth consecutive quarter in which we reported record total revenue and record total net income. These set of results speak for themselves about the Company's strategy and management's execution capabilities."

Business Outlook

Sohu estimates total revenues for the third quarter 2008 to be between US$112 million to US$116 million, with advertising revenues of US$48.5 million to US$50.5 million and non-advertising revenues of US$63.5 million to US$65.5 million.

Sohu estimates brand advertising revenues for the third quarter of 2008 to be between US$47 million and US$49 million.

Sohu estimates online games revenues for the third quarter of 2008 to be between US$51.5 million and US$53.5 million.

Sohu estimates non-GAAP fully diluted earnings per share for the third quarter of 2008 to be between US$1.00 and US$1.05.

Assuming no new grants of share-based awards, Sohu estimates share-based compensation expense for the third quarter of 2008 to be between US$2.5 million and US$3 million. The estimated impact of this expense is expected to reduce Sohu's fully diluted earnings per share for the third quarter of 2008, under US GAAP, by US$0.06 to US$0.07.

Plan for Confidential Filing of Draft Registration Statement for IPO of Changyou.com*

Sohu also announced today that it plans to submit on a confidential basis to the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (the "SEC") a draft registration statement for a possible initial public offering (or "IPO") of American Depositary Shares (or "ADSs") representing ordinary shares of Changyou.com Limited (or "Changyou"), a recently-organized Cayman Islands company that is the Company's online games business subsidiary. The number and dollar amount of ADSs proposed to be offered and sold have not yet been determined.

Sohu's and Changyou's purposes for conducting the IPO, if commenced, include allowing Sohu to focus principally on its core online media, communications, search, and mobile value-added services businesses, and providing Changyou a sharper focus on the online games business and related strategic opportunities, with Sohu remaining Changyou's majority shareholder.

The IPO is expected to commence as market conditions permit, and is subject to Changyou's filing with the SEC a registration statement on Form F-1 in compliance with the U.S. Securities Act of 1933, as amended (or the "Securities Act"), and the SEC's declaring such registration statement effective.

*This announcement is being made pursuant to and in accordance with Rule 135 under the Securities Act. As required by Rule 135, this announcement is not intended to, and does not, constitute an offer of any securities for sale.

Non-GAAP Disclosure

To supplement the unaudited consolidated financial statements presented in accordance with United States Generally Accepted Accounting Principles ("GAAP"), Sohu's management uses non-GAAP measures of cost of revenues, operating expenses, net income and net income per share, which are adjusted from results based on GAAP to exclude the compensation cost of share-based awards granted to employees under Statement of Financial Accounting Standard 123R. 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 the share-based compensation expense from its non-GAAP financial measure is useful for itself and investors. Further, the amount of share-based compensation expense cannot be anticipated by management and business line leaders and these expenses were not built into the annual budgets and quarterly forecasts, which have been the basis for information Sohu provides to analysts and investors as guidance for future operating performance. As share-based compensation expense does not involve any upfront or subsequent cash outflow, Sohu does not factor this in when evaluating and approving expenditures or when determining the allocation of its resources to its business segments. As a result, the monthly financial results for internal reporting and any performance measure for commission and bonus are based on non-GAAP financial measures that exclude share-based compensation expense.

The non-GAAP financial measures are provided to enhance the investors' overall understanding of Sohu's current financial performance and prospects for the future. A limitation of using non-GAAP cost of revenues, operating expenses, net income and net income per share, excluding share-based compensation expenses is that the share-based compensation charge has been and will continue to be a significant recurring expense in our business for the foreseeable future. In order to mitigate these limitations we have provided specific information regarding the GAAP amounts excluded from each non-GAAP measure. The accompanying tables include details on the reconciliation between GAAP financial measures that are most directly comparable to the non-GAAP financial measures we have presented.

Notes to Financial Information

Financial information in this press release other than the information indicated as being non-GAAP is extracted from Sohu's unaudited financial statements prepared in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles in the United States.

On June 20, 2006, Sohu discontinued its own e-commerce platform of physical consumer goods. While processing the disposal of its e-commerce business, Sohu is reporting the related business activities as discontinued operations. Sohu's income statement separates out discontinued operations for both current and prior periods in order to focus on continuing operations and provide a consistent basis for comparing financial performance over time.

Safe Harbor Statement

This announcement contains forward-looking statements. It is currently expected 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 our 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, the uncertain regulatory landscape in the People's Republic of China, fluctuations in Sohu's quarterly operating results, Sohu's historical and possible future losses and limited operating history, and the company's reliance on online advertising sales, online games and wireless services (most wireless revenues are collected from a few mobile network operators) for its revenues. Further information regarding these and other risks is included in Sohu's annual report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2007, and other filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission.

Conference Call and Webcast

Sohu's management team will host a conference call today at 8:00 AM EDT, July 28, 2008 (or 8:00 PM, July 28, 2008 Beijing/Hong Kong time). To listen to the conference call, please use the dial in numbers below:

USA Toll Number: 1-800-257-7063

International: 1-303-262-2141

A replay of the call will be available for two weeks following the call and can be accessed by dialing the numbers below:

    USA Toll Number: 1-800-405-2236
    International: 1-303-590-3000
    PASSCODE: 11116974#

The conference call will be available on webcast live and available for replay at: http://corp.sohu.com/.

About Sohu.com

Sohu.com Inc. (NASDAQ: SOHU) is China's premier online brand and indispensable to the daily life of millions of Chinese, providing a network of web properties and community based/web 2.0 products which offer the vast Sohu user community a broad array of choices regarding information, entertainment and communication. Sohu has built one of the most comprehensive matrices of Chinese language web properties and proprietary search engines, consisting of the mass portal and leading online media destination www.sohu.com; interactive search engine www.sogou.com; #1 online alumni club www.chinaren.com; #1 games information portal www.17173.com; the top real estate website www.focus.cn; wireless value-added services provider www.goodfeel.com.cn; and leading online mapping service provider www.go2map.com.

Sohu corporate services consist of brand advertising on its matrix of websites as well as paid listing and bid listing on its in-house developed search directory and engines. Sohu also offers two types of consumer services. The company operates two massive multi-player online role-playing games, namely Tian Long Ba Bu and Blade Online, and a casual game platform. Sohu also offers wireless value-added services such as news, information, music, ringtone and picture content sent over mobile phones. Sohu.com, established by Dr. Charles Zhang, one of China's Internet pioneers, is in its twelfth year of operation.

    Sohu.com Contact Information
    Erin Sheng
    Manager
    Investor Relations and Corporate Communications
    Tel: +86 10 6272 6596
    E-mail: ir@contact.sohu.com
    http://corp.sohu.com



                                SOHU.COM INC.
               CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF OPERATIONS
              (UNAUDITED, IN THOUSANDS EXCEPT PER SHARE AMOUNTS)

                                     Three Months Ended     Six Months Ended
                                -------------------------  ------------------
                                Jun. 30, Mar. 31, Jun. 30, Jun. 30, Jun. 30,
                                  2008     2008     2007     2008     2007
                                -------- -------- -------- -------- --------
    Revenues:
     Advertising
      Brand advertising          $41,691  $33,155  $26,632  $74,846  $50,159
      Sponsored search             1,693    1,614    1,747    3,307    3,833
                                -------- -------- -------- -------- --------
         Subtotal of
         advertising revenues     43,384   34,769   28,379   78,153   53,992
                                -------- -------- -------- -------- --------
     Non-advertising
      Online games                47,896   40,955    3,825   88,851    5,442
      Wireless                     9,166    8,593    6,588   17,759   12,164
      Others                       1,534      506      196    2,040      476
                                -------- -------- -------- -------- --------
         Subtotal of non-
         advertising revenues     58,596   50,054   10,609  108,650   18,082
                                -------- -------- -------- -------- --------
           Total revenues        101,980   84,823   38,988  186,803   72,074

    Cost of revenues:
     Advertising
      Brand advertising
       (includes share-based
       compensation expense
       under SFAS 123(R) of
       $295, $309, $415, $604
       and $827, respectively)    13,907   11,252    9,287   25,159   17,431
      Sponsored search (includes
       share-based compensation
       expense under SFAS 123(R)
       of $6, $6, $22, $12 and
       $41, respectively)          1,605    1,520    1,383    3,125    2,961
                                -------- -------- -------- -------- --------
     Subtotal of advertising
     cost of revenues             15,512   12,772   10,670   28,284   20,392
                                -------- -------- -------- -------- --------
     Non-advertising
      Online games (includes
       stock-based compensation
       expense under SFAS 123(R)
       of $5, $5, $15, $10 and
       $31, respectively)          3,505    3,208    1,401    6,713    2,270
      Wireless                     5,480    3,931    3,175    9,411    5,785
      Others (includes share-based
       compensation expense under
       SFAS 123(R) of $2, $2, $4,
       $4 and $8, respectively)      378      381      132      759      231
                                -------- -------- -------- -------- --------
     Subtotal of non-advertising
     cost of revenues              9,363    7,520    4,708   16,883    8,286
                                -------- -------- -------- -------- --------
      Total cost of revenues      24,875   20,292   15,378   45,167   28,678

     Gross profit                 77,105   64,531   23,610  141,636   43,396

    Operating expenses:
      Product development
       (includes share-based
       compensation expense
       under SFAS 123(R)
       of $1,228, $2,263, $741,
       $3,491 and $1,521,
       respectively)              10,798   11,479    5,494   22,277   10,173
      Sales and marketing
       (includes share-based
       compensation expense
       under SFAS 123(R)
       of $228, $280, $438,
       $508 and $885,
       respectively)              21,408   16,140    9,457   37,548   16,747
      General and administrative
       (includes share-based
       compensation expense
       under SFAS 123(R) of $394,
       $645, $761, $1,039 and
       $1,567, respectively)       4,827    6,185    3,414   11,012    6,772
         Amortization of
          intangibles                199      196      310      395      689
                                -------- -------- -------- -------- --------
         Total operating
          expenses                37,232   34,000   18,675   71,232   34,381
                                -------- -------- -------- -------- --------
    Operating profit              39,873   30,531    4,935   70,404    9,015

    Other (expense) income          (575)      43     (120)    (532)    (240)
    Interest income and exchange
    difference                     1,480      166    1,057    1,646    1,826
                                -------- -------- -------- -------- --------
    Income before income tax
    expense                       40,778   30,740    5,872   71,518   10,601
    Income tax expense              (577)  (9,185)    (163)  (9,762)    (445)
                                -------- -------- -------- -------- --------
    Income from continuing
    operations                    40,201   21,555    5,709   61,756   10,156

    Minority interests               (12)       8       18       (4)      30
                                -------- -------- -------- -------- --------
    Net income from continuing
    operations                    40,189   21,563    5,727   61,752   10,186

    Loss from discontinued
    E-commerce operations              -       (1)     (20)      (1)     (13)
                                -------- -------- -------- -------- --------
    Net income                   $40,189  $21,562   $5,707  $61,751  $10,173
                                ======== ======== ======== ======== ========
    Basic net income per share     $1.05    $0.57    $0.15    $1.63    $0.28
                                ======== ======== ======== ======== ========
    Shares used in computing
    basic net income per share    38,108   37,759   36,903   37,934   36,813
                                ======== ======== ======== ======== ========
    Diluted net income per share   $1.02    $0.55    $0.15    $1.57    $0.27
                                ======== ======== ======== ======== ========
    Shares used in computing
    diluted net income per
    share                         39,429   39,037   39,130   39,234   39,059
                                ======== ======== ======== ======== ========


                                SOHU.COM INC.
                    CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS
                                (IN THOUSANDS)

                                                   As of Jun.     As of Dec.
                                                    30, 2008       31, 2007
                                                  ------------   ------------
                                                  (Unaudited)      (Audited)
    ASSETS
    Cash and cash equivalents                        $225,983       $122,706

    Accounts receivable, net                           36,643         27,058

    Prepaid and other current assets                   21,422          7,551

    Fixed assets, net                                  74,955         65,027

    Goodwill                                           55,554         55,542

    Intangible assets, net                              6,022          7,041

    Restricted cash                                     2,835          4,324

    Other assets, net                                   3,228          1,268
                                                 ------------   ------------
                                                     $426,642       $290,517
                                                 ============   ============
    LIABILITIES AND SHAREHOLDERS' EQUITY

    Accounts payable                                   $3,984         $2,667
    Accrued liabilities to suppliers and agents        29,819         23,741
    Receipts in advance and deferred revenue           24,435         14,139
    Tax payables                                       19,805          6,850
    Other accrued liabilities                          38,464         24,216
                                                 ------------   ------------
        Total liabilities                             116,507         71,613


    Minority interests                                  2,985              7

    Shareholders' equity                              307,150        218,897
                                                 ------------   ------------
                                                     $426,642       $290,517
                                                 ============   ============


                                SOHU.COM INC.
 RECONCILIATIONS TO UNAUDITED CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF OPERATIONS
                   (IN THOUSANDS EXCEPT PER SHARE AMOUNTS)

    NON-GAAP NET INCOME EXCLUDING SHARE-BASED COMPENSATION EXPENSE

                                            Three Months Ended Jun. 30, 2008
                                         -------------------------------------

                                                         Non-GAAP
                                              GAAP    Adjustments(a)  Non-GAAP
                                         ---------   --------------- ---------
    Advertising revenues                   $43,384           -         $43,384
       Less: Cost of advertising revenues   15,512        (301)         15,211
                                         ---------   --------------- ---------
       Advertising gross profit            $27,872        $301         $28,173
                                         =========   =============== =========
       Advertising gross margin                64%                         65%
                                         =========                   =========
    Non-advertising revenues               $58,596           -         $58,596
       Less: Cost of non-advertising
        revenues                             9,363          (7)          9,356
                                         ---------    -------------- ---------
       Non-advertising gross profit        $49,233          $7         $49,240
                                         =========   =============== =========
       Non-advertising gross margin            84%                         84%
                                         =========                   =========
    Total revenues                        $101,980           -        $101,980
     Less: Total cost of revenues           24,875        (308)         24,567
                                         ---------   --------------- ---------
     Gross profit                          $77,105        $308         $77,413
                                         =========   =============== =========
     Gross margin                              76%                         76%
                                         =========                   =========
    Operating expenses                     $37,232     $(1,850)        $35,382
                                         =========   =============== =========
    Net income                             $40,189      $2,158         $42,347
                                         =========   =============== =========
    Diluted net income per share             $1.02                       $1.07
                                         =========                   =========
    Shares used in computing diluted
    net income per share                    39,429                      39,540
                                         =========                   =========

                                            Three Months Ended Mar. 31, 2008
                                         -------------------------------------

                                                         Non-GAAP
                                              GAAP    Adjustments(a)  Non-GAAP
                                         ---------   --------------- ---------
    Advertising revenues                   $34,769           -         $34,769
       Less: Cost of advertising revenues   12,772        (315)         12,457
                                         ---------   --------------- ---------
       Advertising gross profit            $21,997        $315         $22,312
                                         =========   =============== =========
       Advertising gross margin                63%                         64%
                                         =========                   =========
    Non-advertising revenues               $50,054           -         $50,054
       Less: Cost of non-advertising
       revenues                              7,520          (7)          7,513
                                         ---------   --------------- ---------
       Non-advertising gross profit        $42,534          $7         $42,541
                                         =========   =============== =========
       Non-advertising gross margin            85%                         85%
                                         =========                   =========
    Total revenues                         $84,823           -         $84,823
     Less: Total cost of revenues           20,292        (322)         19,970
                                         ---------   --------------- ---------
     Gross profit                          $64,531        $322         $64,853
                                         =========   =============== =========
     Gross margin                              76%                         76%
                                         =========                   =========
    Operating expenses                     $34,000     $(3,188)        $30,812
                                         =========   =============== =========
    Net income                             $21,562      $3,510         $25,072
                                         =========   =============== =========
    Diluted net income per share             $0.55                       $0.64
                                         =========                   =========
    Shares used in computing diluted
    net income per share                    39,037                      39,220
                                         =========                   =========


                                            Three Months Ended Jun. 30, 2007
                                         -------------------------------------

                                                         Non-GAAP
                                              GAAP    Adjustments(a)  Non-GAAP
                                         ---------   --------------- ---------
    Advertising revenues                   $28,379           -         $28,379
       Less: Cost of advertising revenues   10,670        (437)         10,233
                                         ---------   --------------- ---------
       Advertising gross profit            $17,709        $437         $18,146
                                         =========   =============== =========
       Advertising gross margin                62%                         64%
                                         =========                   =========
    Non-advertising revenues               $10,609           -         $10,609
       Less: Cost of non-advertising
       revenues                              4,708         (19)          4,689
                                         ---------   --------------- ---------
       Non-advertising gross profit         $5,901         $19          $5,920
                                         =========   =============== =========
       Non-advertising gross margin            56%                         56%
                                         =========                   =========
    Total revenues                         $38,988           -         $38,988
     Less: Total cost of revenues           15,378        (456)         14,922
                                         ---------   --------------- ---------
     Gross profit                          $23,610        $456         $24,066
                                         =========   =============== =========
     Gross margin                              61%                         62%
                                         =========                   =========
    Operating expenses                     $18,675     $(1,940)        $16,735
                                         =========   =============== =========
    Net income                              $5,707      $2,396          $8,103
                                         =========   =============== =========
    Diluted net income per share             $0.15                       $0.21
                                         =========                   =========
    Shares used in computing diluted
    net income per share                    39,130                      39,675
                                         =========                   =========


                                SOHU.COM INC.
 RECONCILIATIONS TO UNAUDITED CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF OPERATIONS
                   (IN THOUSANDS EXCEPT PER SHARE AMOUNTS)

    NON-GAAP NET INCOME EXCLUDING SHARE-BASED COMPENSATION EXPENSE

                                              Six Months Ended Jun. 30, 2008
                                         -------------------------------------

                                                         Non-GAAP
                                              GAAP    Adjustments(a)  Non-GAAP
                                         ---------   --------------- ---------
    Advertising revenues                   $78,153           -         $78,153
       Less: Cost of advertising revenues   28,284        (616)         27,668
                                         ---------   --------------- ---------
       Advertising gross profit            $49,869        $616         $50,485
                                         =========   =============== =========
       Advertising gross margin                64%                         65%
                                         =========   =============== =========
    Non-advertising revenues              $108,650           -        $108,650
       Less: Cost of non-advertising
       revenues                             16,883         (14)         16,869
                                         ---------   --------------- ---------
       Non-advertising gross profit        $91,767         $14         $91,781
                                         =========   =============== =========
       Non-advertising gross margin            84%                         84%
                                         =========   =============== =========
    Total revenues                        $186,803           -        $186,803
     Less: Total cost of revenues           45,167        (630)         44,537
                                         ---------   --------------- ---------
     Gross profit                         $141,636        $630        $142,266
                                         =========   =============== =========
     Gross margin                              76%                         76%
                                         =========   =============== =========
    Operating expenses                     $71,232     $(5,038)        $66,194
                                         =========   =============== =========
    Net income                             $61,751      $5,668         $67,419
                                         =========   =============== =========
    Diluted net income per share             $1.57                       $1.71
                                         =========   =============== =========
    Shares used in computing diluted
    net income per share                    39,234                      39,381
                                         =========   =============== =========


                                              Six Months Ended Jun. 30, 2007
                                         -------------------------------------

                                                        Non-GAAP
                                              GAAP    Adjustments(a)  Non-GAAP
                                         ---------   --------------- ---------
    Advertising revenues                   $53,992          -          $53,992
       Less: Cost of advertising revenues   20,392       (868)          19,524
                                         ---------   --------------- ---------
       Advertising gross profit            $33,600       $868          $34,468
                                         =========   =============== =========
       Advertising gross margin               62%                         64%
                                         =========   =============== =========
    Non-advertising revenues               $18,082          -          $18,082
       Less: Cost of non-advertising
       revenues                              8,286        (39)           8,247
                                         ---------   --------------- ---------
       Non-advertising gross profit         $9,796        $39           $9,835
                                         =========   =============== =========
       Non-advertising gross margin            54%                         54%
                                         =========   =============== =========
    Total revenues                         $72,074          -          $72,074
     Less: Total cost of revenues           28,678       (907)          27,771
                                         ---------   --------------- ---------
     Gross profit                          $43,396       $907          $44,303
                                         =========   =============== =========
     Gross margin                              60%                         61%
                                         =========   =============== =========
    Operating expenses                     $34,381    $(3,973)         $30,408
                                         =========   =============== =========
    Net income                             $10,173     $4,880          $15,053
                                         =========   =============== =========
    Diluted net income per share             $0.27                       $0.39
                                         =========   =============== =========
    Shares used in computing diluted
    net income per share                    39,059                      39,629
                                         =========   =============== =========

    Note:
    (a) To eliminate share-based compensation expense as measured using the
        fair value method under SFAS 123(R).

SOURCE Sohu.com Inc.

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