This excerpt taken from the SOHU 10-Q filed May 11, 2009.
Principle of Consolidation
For the first quarter of 2009, Sohu consolidated 100% of Changyou. Since (1) Changyou had not completed an initial public offering as of March 31, 2009, and (2) Tao Wang would not participate in any distributions on his Changyou shares, whether or not vested, until the completion of an initial public offering, Sohu recognized no noncontrolling interest related to Changyou in Sohus consolidated statement of operations. Details of the noncontrolling interest balance as of March 31, 2009 are further discussed in Note 9, Noncontrolling Interest.
For the second quarter of 2009, as Sohu is Changyous controlling shareholder, Sohu will continue to consolidate Changyou but will recognize noncontrolling interests reflecting the shares held by public shareholders and Tao Wang (collectively, the shareholders other than Sohu). The portion of the results of operations of Changyou attributable to the shareholders other than Sohu will be presented as noncontrolling interest on Sohus consolidated statements of operations. In addition, the interest in the net assets of Changyou attributable to the shareholders other than Sohu, will be shown as noncontrolling interest on Sohus consolidated balance sheet.