Sohu.com reports Q3 EPS (43c), consensus (89c)
Reports Q3 revenue $482M, consensus $451.72M. Dr. Charles Zhang, Chairman and CEO of Sohu.com, commented, "For the third quarter of 2019, though there is still much uncertainty in the macroeconomic environment, both of our total revenue and our bottom line exceeded our prior guidance, mainly driven by our online gaming and search businesses, as well as the continued cost saving initiatives that we are pushing through in our Sohu Media and Sohu Video segments. Sohu Media is making a comeback as a mainstream media platform with an enormous amount of high-quality original content and various events. These premium features further enhanced the reputation of Sohu Media and its sub-brands, and further strengthened our overall competitiveness. For Sohu Video, we continued to deliver unique and high-quality dramas and other shows to our users. We have been integrating various social functionality into our products to help users build and find their own unique social communities. We also strictly kept our budget under control and are actively exploring new ways to diversify our revenue streams in cooperation with advertisers. In the third quarter of 2019, Sogou experienced healthy growth and its search revenue continued to grow faster than the industry average. Besides, Sogou consistently focused on integrating its language-centric AI capabilities to fully support innovations in its search, mobile keyboard and smart hardware businesses. Lastly, Changyou's overall performance continued to be stable. In addition to the solid results delivered by TLBB PC and Legacy TLBB Mobile, TLBB Honor, a new mobile game launched during the quarter, also performed well."