This excerpt taken from the SOHU 8-K filed Feb 9, 2007.
Highlights For Fiscal Year 2006
Dr. Charles Zhang, Chairman and CEO of Sohu, commented, Our visionary leadership has enabled us to re-engineer Sohu into a technological-focused company. Accomplishments to date have been extraordinary, such as our peers-to-peers streaming technology for both live broadcasting and video-on-demand, as well as the just-launched Sogou 3.0. Our outstanding research and development team will continue to bring even more powerful and impressive products to market in 2007 and attract an even wider audience to Sohus premier matrix of websites. I have full confidence that our competitive advantage in technology will solidify Sohus leadership position in the China Internet space, especially in the brand advertising market.
This excerpt taken from the SOHU 8-K filed Nov 1, 2006.
Highlights For Third Quarter 2006
Dr. Charles Zhang, Chairman and CEO of Sohu.com, commented, This was another good quarter for Sohu with record total revenues of US$35.4 million backed by record high brand advertising revenues, which exceeded US$21.0 million and grew 35% year-on-year. We were also pleased with our wireless business, which showed only a modest 2% sequential decline after six consecutive quarters of steady sequential growth despite new policy changes by the mobile network operators. During the quarter, weve continued to successfully enhance our product and content offering to appeal to the increasingly sophisticated online user base in China by integrating our Web 2.0/ community-based products with traditional products and also expanding our premier, differentiated and exclusive content, particularly those relating to sports, leveraging our Olympics sponsorship role and the strong Sohu brand.
This excerpt taken from the SOHU 8-K filed Aug 3, 2006.
Highlights For Second Quarter 2006
Dr. Charles Zhang, Chairman and CEO of Sohu.com, commented, This was an exceptional quarter for Sohu. Total revenues of US$34.1 million for the second quarter of 2006 again exceeded our previous guidance, driven by our core advertising revenues growing 35% year-on-year and supplemented by wireless revenues growing 41% year-on-year. Our advertising revenues were boosted by the 2006 FIFA World Cup. Our exclusive rights to provide FIFA World Cup online video content were an integral part of our strategy to capture more advertising revenue by enhancing our rich media content offering. We continue to believe that providing premier, differentiated and exclusive content is the key for Sohu to sustain its leading competitive advantage in the online advertising space.
This excerpt taken from the SOHU 8-K filed Apr 28, 2006.
Highlights For First Quarter 2006
Dr. Charles Zhang, Chairman and CEO of Sohu.com, stated, 2006 has so far been an excellent year for Sohu. For the first quarter of 2006, we achieved record total revenues of US$31.3 million, which exceeded our previous guidance, driven by our core advertising revenues growing 35% year-on-year and supplemented by wireless revenues growing 34% year-on-year. We also continued to expand our online and wireless content offerings via strategic relationships for important events such as the World Cup and Olympics. We have been successful in pursuing partnership opportunities surrounding high profile events because of our existing portal strength and brand presence in China. We believe we will be able to increasingly leverage these content partnerships to grow our user base and further drive the strong momentum we have been experiencing.