Sohu.com Inc

Brief introduction of Sohu.com Inc

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 seven leading web properties.

The registered users of Sohu has reached 100 million, average daily page views has reached 250 million, the highest daily page views exceed 700 million.

URL: Sohu.com

Company: Sohu.com Inc

Private or public traded: Public listed at NASDAQ

Sohu Market Cap: 2.60 billion USD[1]

Address: Sohu.com Internet Plaza,
No.1 Park, Zhongguancun East Road,
Haidian District,
Beijing 100084, PRC

Contact information: 8610 – 6272 6666

Sohu user number:100 million

Sohu evenue:429.1 million USD[2]

Sohu market share: 32%

Sohu. number growth rate:30%

Sohu evenue growth rate:230%[3]

Competition:

The main competitors of Sohu.com are Sina.com, 163.com, tom.com and niche portal website like zol.com.cn.

User deographics:

The major visitors of sohu.com are between 18 and 34 years old.

The majority of sohu.com has college degree.

Female users are significantly bigger than male users.

Ranking on Alexa

Alexa traffic rank:60, Traffic rank in China: 9, which is No. 2 among all portal websites

Partnership, Acquisition and IPO News

IPO at NASDAQ in 2000[4]

Shares of Sohu.com hovered close to their lower-than-expected offering price on Wednesday after the Chinese Internet portal made its public debut on the Nasdaq.

Sohu.com priced its initial public offering at $13 per share, far below a recently increased target range of $16 to $19 per share. The company’s shares opened at 13-1/32, briefly touched a high of 13-25/32 and slipped to a low of 12-5/8 shortly after trading.

Changyou.com IPO[5] 
Sohu.com Inc. issued a statement in relation to the initial public offering of its massively multi-player online role-playing games (or "MMORPGs") subsidiary, Changyou.com Limited.

[1] According to http://finance.yahoo.com/q?s=sohu

[2] According to Sohu announcement at http://corp.sohu.com/20090209/n262135800.shtml

[3] According to Sohu announcement at http://corp.sohu.com/20090209/n262135800.shtml

[4] According to http://mfiles.sohu.com/mfiles/pdf/2009_June_Joint_Presentation_03.pdf

[5] According to http://corp.sohu.com/20090402/n263176596.shtml

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