Stronger-than-expected earnings for Tencent

By: Miguel A. Rodriguez

09:45, 14 September 2020

Tencent increased by 37% in one quarter

The Chinese conglomerate, Tencent, reported yesterday the second quarter earnings figures. The numbers amazed the analysts. 

Tencent reported a revenue of 114.9 billion Yuan ($16.53 billion), which compared to last year's 88.8 billion Yuan shows an increase of 29%. It represents the fastest growth since Q2 2018. It topped the 112.4 billion Yuan expected. Out of all the total revenue, video games, and music streaming are responsible for 65%.

The company’s net profit outperformed the 27.3 billion Yuan expected and posted figures of 33.1 billion Yuan ($4.8 billion). On Q2 2019, the data came in at 24.1 billion Yuan. This year's profit was boosted by an increase in gaming and cloud services.

Online games brought revenues of 38.3 billion Yuan, marking a 40% increase from last year.

But Tencent is not in focus only for its good quarterly earnings, but also for its app, WeChat. Last week, President Trump issued an executive order to ban U.S. transactions related to WeChat and other Chinese companies that are believed to be a threat to the U.S. national security.

Before the report, Tencent's stock price rose by 1.4%. Since the beginning of the year, stocks went up 39%.

Read about one of Tencent's subsidiaries, Tencent Music Entertainment, and its Q2 performance!


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