Yandex

Yandex Announces First Quarter 2012 Financial Results

April 26, 2012

MOSCOW and THE HAGUE, Netherlands, April 26, 2012 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Yandex (Nasdaq:YNDX), the leading internet company in Russia operating the country's most popular search engine and most visited website, today announced its unaudited financial results for the quarter ended March 31, 2012.

Q1 2012 Financial Highlights

  • Revenues of RUR 5.9 billion ($200.3 million1), up 51% compared with Q1 2011
    Ex-TAC revenues2 (excluding traffic acquisition costs) up 45% compared with Q1 2011
  • Income from operations of RUR 1.6 billion ($53.2 million), up 23% compared with Q1 2011
  • Adjusted EBITDA3of RUR 2.4 billion ($81.0 million), up 38% compared with Q1 2011
  • Operating margin of 26.5%
    Adjusted EBITDA margin2 of 40.5%
    Adjusted ex-TAC EBITDA margin2 of 48.7%
  • Net income of RUR 1.3 billion ($42.9 million), up 53% compared with Q1 2011
  • Adjusted net income3 of RUR 1.5 billion ($51.3 million), up 38% compared with Q1 2011
  • Net income margin of 21.4%
    Adjusted net income margin2 of 25.6%
    Adjusted ex-TAC net income margin2 of 30.8%

"Yandex drove another strong quarter of robust growth, highlighted by particularly strong contextual advertising results as well as ongoing market and search share leadership," said Arkady Volozh, Chief Executive Officer of Yandex. "We continued to focus on our core search product, emphasizing the integration of social media and improving the freshness of our search results to enhance user experience. We launched important new map-based services and are developing Yandex's presence across the entire spectrum of mobile devices."

The following table provides a summary of key financial results for the three months ended March 31, 2011 and 2012.

In RUR millions Three months
ended March 31,
  2011 2012 Change
Revenues 3,894 5,874 51%
Ex-TAC revenues2 3,357 4,882 45%
Income from operations 1,272 1,559 23%
Adjusted EBITDA3 1,719 2,377 38%
Net income 820 1,258 53%
Adjusted net income3 1,093 1,505 38%

1 Pursuant to SEC rules regarding convenience translations, Russian ruble (RUR) amounts have been translated into U.S. dollars at a rate of RUR 29.3282 to $1.00, the official exchange rate quoted as of March 31, 2012 by the Central Bank of the Russian Federation.

2 This is a non-GAAP financial measure. Please see "Use of Non-GAAP Financial Measures" below for a discussion of how we define this non-GAAP financial measure. You will find a reconciliation of this non-GAAP financial measure to the most directly comparable US GAAP measure in the accompanying financial tables at the end of this release.

3 Adjusted EBITDA and adjusted net income are non-GAAP financial measures. Beginning with Q1 2012, our adjusted EBITDA and adjusted net income include adjustments for the accrual of expense related to the contingent compensation that may be payable to certain employees through November 2013 in connection with our acquisition of the mobile software business of SPB Software. Please see "Use of Non-GAAP Financial Measures" below for a discussion of how we define adjusted EBITDA and adjusted net income. You will find a reconciliation of adjusted EBITDA and adjusted net income to GAAP net income, the most directly comparable US GAAP measure for both non-GAAP measures, in the accompanying financial tables at the end of this release.

Q1 2012 Operational Highlights

  • Share of Russian search market averaged 59.4% in Q1 2012 (according to LiveInternet)
  • SERPs (search engine result pages) grew 36% from Q1 2011
  • Number of advertisers was more than 179,000, up 40% from Q1 2011 and up 3% from Q4 2011
  • Average Daily Visitors in Turkey was more than 390,000 in March, up almost twice from 200,000 in January (according to comScore)
  • Extended social search program, partnership with Twitter making tweets available in Yandex's Blog Search
  • Launched Yandex Navigator for iOS and Android; Yandex.Shell for Android
  • Implemented Real-Time Bidding (RTB) technology for display advertising

Revenues

In RUR millions Three months
ended March 31,
  2011 2012 Change
Advertising revenues:      
Text-based advertising      
Yandex websites 3,002 4,284 43%
Ad network 471 1,020 117%
Total text-based advertising 3,473 5,304 53%
Display advertising 328 420 28%
Total advertising revenues 3,801 5,724 51%
Online payment commissions 82 114 39%
Other 11 36 227%
Total revenues 3,894 5,874 51%

Text-based advertising revenues, accounting for 90% of total revenues in Q1 2012, continued to determine overall top-line performance.

Text-based advertising revenues from Yandex's own websites accounted for 73% of total revenues during Q1 2012, and increased by 43% compared with Q1 2011. Text-based advertising revenues from our ad network increased 117% compared with Q1 2011 and contributed 17% of total revenues during Q1 2012. The enhanced performance of our Yandex ad network reflects the addition of Rambler to our ad network in mid-2011 as well as improved monetization from our contextual partner network sites due to improvements in our advertising technology.

Paid clicks on Yandex's and its partners' websites, in aggregate, increased 61% in Q1 2012 compared with Q1 2011. This growth in paid clicks reflects our initiatives to attract new advertisers and increase the relevance of the ads on our own sites and the network. At the same time, reflecting increased affordability and efficiency of ad spend on Yandex, average cost per click decreased 5% compared with Q1 2011, making our platform more attractive to advertisers.

Display advertising revenue, accounting for 7% of total revenues during Q1 2012, increased 28% compared with Q1 2011, demonstrating significant growth over a strong Q1 2011.

Online payment commissions accounted for 2% of revenues during Q1 2012, and increased 39% compared with Q1 2011.

Operating Costs and Expenses

Yandex's operating costs and expenses consist of cost of revenues, product development expenses, sales, general and administrative expenses (SG&A), and depreciation and amortization expenses (D&A). Apart from D&A, each of the above expense categories includes personnel-related costs and expenses, including related share-based compensation expense. Increases across all cost categories, excluding D&A, reflect investments in overall growth, including personnel. In Q1 2012, Yandex added 29 full-time employees, an increase of less than 1% from December 31, 2011, and up 25% from March 31, 2011. The total number of full-time employees was 3,341 as of March 31, 2012. Total share-based compensation expense increased 16% in Q1 2012 compared with Q1 2011.

Cost of revenues, including traffic acquisition costs (TAC)

In RUR millions Three months
ended March 31,
  2011 2012 Change
TAC:      
Related to the Yandex ad network 293 657 123%
Related to distribution partners 244 335 37%
Total TAC 537 992 85%
Total TAC as a % of total revenues 13.8% 16.9%  
Other cost of revenues 357 526 47%
Other cost of revenues as a % of revenues 9.1% 9.0%  
Total cost of revenues 894 1,518 70%
Total cost of revenues as a % of revenues 23.0% 25.8%  

TAC increased from 15.5% of text-based revenues in Q1 2011 to 18.7% in Q1 2012, representing our Yandex ad network partners' share in an increased amount of Yandex ad network revenue for the period.

Other cost of revenues in Q1 2012 increased 47% compared with Q1 2011, reflecting principally an increase in datacenter-related costs and utilities, personnel expenses and content acquisition costs.

Product development

In RUR millions Three months
ended March 31,
  2011 2012 Change
Product development 723 1,066 47%
As a % of revenues 18.6% 18.1%  

The increase in product development expenses in Q1 2012 primarily reflects the increase in personnel-related expenses.

Selling, general and administrative (SG&A)

In RUR millions Three months
ended March 31,
  2011 2012 Change
SG&A 628 1,070 70%
As a % of revenues 16.1% 18.2%  

The increase in SG&A in Q1 2011 was driven primarily by increased personnel-related costs, as well as increased advertising and marketing expenses due to the timing of campaigns and expenses related to office rent and utilities.

Share-based compensation (SBC) expense

SBC expense is included in each of the cost of revenues, product development and SG&A categories discussed above.

In RUR millions Three months
ended March 31,
  2011 2012 Change
SBC expense included in cost of revenues 6 6 --
SBC expense included in product development 32 39 22%
SBC expense included in SG&A 32 36 13%
Total SBC expense 70 81 16%
As a % of revenues 1.8% 1.4%  

Total SBC expense increased 16% in Q1 2012 compared with Q1 2011. The increase is primarily related to share-based compensation on share appreciation rights granted to employees in 2011, which had fair values significantly higher than previous equity-based awards.

Depreciation and amortization (D&A) expense

In RUR millions Three months
ended March 31,
  2011 2012 Change
D&A expense 377 661 75%
As a % of revenues 9.7% 11.3%  

D&A expense increased 75% in Q1 2012 compared with Q1 2011, primarily reflecting our considerable recent investments in servers and data centers.

As a result of the factors described above, income from operations was RUR 1.6 billion ($53.2 million) in Q1 2012, a 23% increase from Q1 2011, while adjusted EBITDA reached RUR 2.4 billion ($81.0 million) in Q1 2012, up 38% from Q1 2011.

Interest income in Q1 2012 was RUR 167 million, up from RUR 34 million in Q1 2011, principally as a result of investing more of our cash provided by operating activities in Russia, where our investments earn higher returns. Additionally, we earned significantly more interest income in the Netherlands due to the investment of our IPO proceeds.

Foreign exchange loss in Q1 2012 was RUR 114 million, compared to a foreign exchange loss of RUR 254 million in Q1 2011. This loss is due to the depreciation of the U.S. dollar during Q1 2012 from RUR 32.1961 to $1.00 on December 31, 2011 to RUR 29.3282 to $1.00 on March 31, 2012. Yandex's Russian operating subsidiaries' functional currency is the Russian ruble, and therefore changes in the ruble value of these subsidiaries' monetary assets and liabilities that are denominated in other currencies (primarily U.S. dollar-denominated cash, cash equivalents and term deposits maintained in Russia) due to exchange rate fluctuations are recognized as foreign exchange gains or losses in the income statement. The U.S. dollar value of Yandex's U.S. dollar-denominated cash, cash equivalents and term deposits was not impacted by these currency fluctuations, but they resulted in downward revaluations of the ruble equivalent of these U.S. dollar-denominated monetary assets in both Q1 2012 and Q1 2011.

Income tax expense for Q1 2012 was RUR 344 million, up from RUR 232 million in Q1 2011. Our effective tax rate decreased from 22.1% in Q1 2011 to 21.5% in Q1 2012, primarily reflecting a change in our treasury policy following the IPO in Q2 2011. In recent years, Yandex's principal Russian operating subsidiary had been paying dividends to its Netherlands parent company and incurred a 5% withholding tax in Russia when these dividends were paid. Under the new treasury policy, however, management does not currently expect this Russian operating subsidiary to pay dividends to the parent company out of 2011 or 2012 earnings. Therefore, no accrual for dividend withholding tax was required for Q1 2012.

Adjusted net income in Q1 2012 was RUR 1.5 billion ($51.3 million), a 38% increase from Q1 2011, broadly in line with the underlying operating results. It was positively impacted by a change in the effective income tax rate resulting from the elimination of the dividend withholding tax accrual.

Adjusted net income margin was 25.6% in Q1 2012, compared to 28.1% in Q1 2011.

Net income was RUR 1.3 billion ($42.9 million) in Q1 2012, up 53% compared with Q1 2011. The higher growth in net income compared with adjusted net income was primarily the result of SBC expenses representing a smaller portion of other operating costs and expenses and a decrease in foreign exchange losses when comparing Q1 2012 to Q1 2011.

As of March 31, 2012, Yandex had cash, cash equivalents, term deposits (including long-term deposits) and long-term debt securities of RUR 20.6 billion ($703.6 million).

Net operating cash flow and capital expenditures for Q1 2012 were RUR 1.8 billion ($62.3 million) and RUR 0.8 billion ($26.2 million), respectively.

The total number of shares issued and outstanding as of March 31, 2012 was 325,547,254, including 167,726,170 Class A shares, 157,821,083 Class B shares, and one Priority share and excluding Class C shares outstanding solely as a result of conversion of Class B shares into Class A shares; all such Class C shares will be cancelled. There were also options outstanding to purchase up to an additional 12.8 million shares, at a weighted average exercise price of $4.20 per share, of which options to purchase 8.7 million shares were fully vested; and equity-settled share appreciation rights equal to 0.8 million shares, at a weighted average measurement price of $20.77, none of which were vested.

Outlook for 2012

We reaffirm our revenue guidance for the full-year 2012, and continue to expect year-on-year ruble-based revenue growth of 40-45%.

Conference Call Information

Yandex's management will hold an earnings conference call on April 26, 2012 at 9:00 AM U.S. Eastern Time (5:00 PM Moscow time; 2:00 PM London time).

To access the conference call live, please dial:

US: +1 877 391 1148
UK: +44 (0) 1452 580 733
Russia: 8 10 800 25652044

Passcode: 70778147#

A replay of the call will be available until May 3, 2012. To access the replay, please dial:

US: +1 866 247 4222
Russia/International: +44 (0) 1452 550 000

Passcode: 70778147#

A live and archived webcast of this conference call will be available at http://investor.shareholder.com/media/Yandex/eventdetail.cfm?eventid=111969

ABOUT YANDEX

Yandex (Nasdaq:YNDX) is the leading internet company in Russia, operating the country's most popular search engine and most visited website. Yandex also operates in Ukraine, Kazakhstan, Belarus and Turkey. Yandex's mission is to answer any question internet users may have.

The Yandex Company logo is available at http://www.globenewswire.com/newsroom/prs/?pkgid=10933

FORWARD-LOOKING STATEMENTS

This press release contains forward-looking statements that involve risks and uncertainties. These include statements regarding the planned growth of our business, our anticipated revenues for full-year 2012 and our product development efforts. Actual results may differ materially from the results predicted or implied by such statements, and our reported results should not be considered as an indication of future performance. The potential risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ from the results predicted or implied by such statements include, among others, competitive pressures, changes in advertising patterns, changes in user preferences, changes in the legal and regulatory environment, technological developments, unforeseen changes in our hiring patterns, and our need to expend capital to accommodate the growth of the business, as well as those risks and uncertainties included under the captions "Risk Factors" and "Operating and Financial Review and Prospects" in our Annual Report on Form 20-F for the year ended December 31, 2011, which is on file with the Securities and Exchange Commission and is available on our investor relations website at http://company.yandex.com/investor_relations/sec_filing.xml and on the SEC website at www.sec.gov. All information provided in this release and in the attachments is as of April 26, 2012, and Yandex undertakes no duty to update this information unless required by law.

USE OF NON-GAAP FINANCIAL MEASURES

To supplement our consolidated financial statements, which are prepared and presented in accordance with US GAAP, we present the following non-GAAP financial measures: ex-TAC revenue, adjusted EBITDA, adjusted EBITDA margin, adjusted ex-TAC EBITDA margin, adjusted net income, adjusted net income margin and adjusted ex-TAC net income margin. The presentation of these financial measures is not intended to be considered in isolation or as a substitute for, or superior to, the financial information prepared and presented in accordance with US GAAP. For more information on these non-GAAP financial measures, please see the tables captioned "Reconciliations of non-GAAP financial measures to the nearest comparable US GAAP measures," included following the accompanying financial tables. We define the various non-GAAP financial measures we use as follows:

  • Ex-TAC revenue means US GAAP revenues less total traffic acquisition costs (TAC).
  • Adjusted EBITDA means net income plus (1) depreciation and amortization, (2) share-based compensation expense, (3) accrual of expense related to the contingent compensation that may be payable to employees in connection with our acquisition of the mobile software business of SPB Software and (4) provision for income taxes, less (A) interest income and (B) other income/(expense).
  • Adjusted EBITDA margin means adjusted EBITDA divided by US GAAP revenues.
  • Adjusted ex-TAC EBITDA margin means adjusted EBITDA divided by ex-TAC revenue.
  • Adjusted net income means US GAAP net income plus (1) SBC expense adjusted for the income tax reduction attributable to SBC expense, (2) accrual of expense related to the contingent compensation that may be payable to certain employees in connection with our acquisition of the mobile software business of SPB Software and (3) foreign exchange losses (less foreign exchange gains) adjusted for the (reduction) increase in income tax attributable to the foreign exchange losses (gains).
  • Adjusted net income margin means adjusted net income divided by US GAAP revenues.
  • Adjusted ex-TAC net income margin means adjusted net income divided by ex-TAC revenues.

These non-GAAP financial measures are used by management for evaluating financial performance as well as decision-making. Management believes that these metrics reflect the organic, core operating performance of the company, and therefore are useful to analysts and investors in providing supplemental information that helps them understand, model and forecast the evolution of our operating business.

In particular, we believe that it may be useful for investors and analysts to review certain measures both in accordance with US GAAP and net of the effect of TAC, which we view as comparable to sales commissions but, unlike sales commissions, are not deducted from US GAAP revenues. By presenting revenue, adjusted EBITDA margin and adjusted net income margin net of TAC, we believe that investors and analysts are able to obtain a clearer picture of our business without the impact of the revenues we share with our partners. In addition, SBC is a significant expense item, and an important part of our compensation and incentive programs. As it is a non-cash charge, however, and highly dependent on our share price at the time of equity award grants, we believe that it is useful for investors and analysts to see certain financial measures excluding the impact of these charges in order to obtain a clear picture of our operating performance. Further, the Company may incur expenses in connection with acquisitions that are not indicative of its recurring core operating performance. In particular, we are required under US GAAP to accrue as expense the contingent compensation that may be payable to certain employees in connection with our acquisition of the mobile software business of SPB Software in November 2011. The maximum aggregate amount of such contingent compensation is $14.1 million, payable on the achievement of certain milestones and the continued employment of the sellers, in two installments in November 2012 and 2013. Such maximum aggregate amount is being accrued substantially pro rata over the eight quarters of such period. We have eliminated this acquisition-related expense from adjusted EBITDA and adjusted net income to provide management and investors a tool for comparing on a period-to-period basis our operating performance in the ordinary course of operations. Finally, as we hold significant assets in currencies other than our Russian ruble operating currency, and as foreign exchange fluctuations are outside of our operational control, we believe that it is useful to present adjusted net income and related margin measures excluding these effects, in order to provide greater clarity regarding our operating performance.

Although our management uses these measures for operational decision making and considers these non-GAAP financial measures to be useful for analysts and investors, we recognize that there are a number of limitations related to such measures. In particular, it should be noted that several of these measures exclude some costs, particularly share-based compensation, that are recurring. In addition, the components of the costs that we exclude in our calculation of the measures described above may differ from the components that our peer companies exclude when they report their results of operations.

The tables at the end of this release provide detailed reconciliations of each non-GAAP financial measure we use to the most directly comparable US GAAP financial measure. 

 

YANDEX N.V.

Unaudited Condensed Consolidated Balance Sheets

(in millions of Russian rubles ("RUR") and U.S. dollars ("$"), except share and per share data)

  As of
  December 31, 2011* March 31,
 2012
March 31,
 2012
  RUR RUR $
ASSETS      
Current assets:      
Cash and cash equivalents 6,322 5,810 198.1
Term deposits 5,169 4,459 152.0
Accounts receivable, net 1,250 1,158 39.5
Funds receivable, net 174 161 5.5
Prepaid expenses 630 557 19.0
Deferred tax assets 297 420 14.3
Other current assets 663 747 25.5
Total current assets 14,505 13,312 453.9
Property and equipment, net 6,973 6,990 238.4
Intangible assets, net 486 432 14.7
Goodwill 1,132 1,115 38.0
Long-term prepaid expenses 616 654 22.3
Restricted cash 454 414 14.1
Term deposits 2,454 4,247 144.8
Investments in non-marketable equity securities 569 519 17.7
Investments in debt securities 6,733 6,120 208.7
Deferred tax assets 11 10 0.3
Other non-current assets 143 267 9.1
TOTAL ASSETS 34,076 34,080 1,162.0
       
LIABILITIES AND SHAREHOLDERS' EQUITY      
Current liabilities:      
Accounts payable and accrued liabilities 1,722 1,794 61.2
Taxes payable 916 796 27.1
Deferred revenue 900 812 27.7
Funds payable and amounts due to customers 1,174 1,152 39.3
Total current liabilities 4,712 4,554 155.3
Deferred tax liabilities 189 216 7.3
Other accrued liabilities 222 228 7.8
Total liabilities 5,123 4,998 170.4
Commitments and contingencies      
Shareholders' equity:      
Priority share: €1 par value; 1 share authorized, issued and outstanding
Preference shares: €0.01 par value; 2,000,000,001, shares authorized, nil shares issued and outstanding
Ordinary shares: par value (Class A €0.01, Class B €0.10 and Class C €0.09); shares authorized (Class A: 2,000,000,000, Class B: 273,764,304, and Class C: 276,063,445); shares issued (Class A: 159,217,348 and 167,726,170, Class B: 164,621,382 and 157,821,083, and Class C: 109,142,922 and 115,943,221, respectively); shares outstanding (Class A: 159,217,348 and 167,726,170, Class B: 164,621,382 and 157,821,083, respectively, and Class C: nil) 595 570 19.4
Additional paid-in capital 12,729 12,975 442.4
Accumulated other comprehensive income 1,828 478 16.3
Retained earnings 13,801 15,059 513.5
Total shareholders' equity 28,953 29,082 991.6
TOTAL LIABILITIES AND SHAREHOLDERS' EQUITY 34,076 34,080 1,162.0
       
* Derived from the audited financial statements

Unaudited Condensed Consolidated Statements of Income

(in millions of Russian rubles and U.S. dollars, except share and per share data)

  Three months ended March 31,
  2011 2012 2012
  RUR RUR $
Revenues 3,894 5,874 200.3
Operating costs and expenses:      
Cost of revenues(1) 894 1,518 51.8
Product development(1) 723 1,066 36.3
Sales, general and administrative(1) 628 1,070 36.5
Depreciation and amortization 377 661 22.5
Total operating costs and expenses 2,622 4,315 147.1
Income from operations 1,272 1,559 53.2
Interest income 34 167 5.7
Other expense, net (254) (124) (4.3)
Net income before income taxes 1,052 1,602 54.6
Provision for income taxes 232 344 11.7
Net income 820 1,258 42.9
       
Net income per Class A and Class B share:      
Basic 2.70 3.88 0.13
Diluted 2.60 3.75 0.13
       
Weighted average number of Class A and Class B shares outstanding      
Basic 303,815,518 324,444,817 324,444,817
Diluted 315,230,574 335,035,919 335,035,919
       
(1)  These balances exclude depreciation and amortization expenses, which are presented separately, and include share‑based compensation expenses of:
       
Cost of revenues 6 6 0.2
Product development 32 39 1.3
Sales, general and administrative 32 36 1.2

YANDEX N.V.

Unaudited Condensed Consolidated Statements of Cash Flows

(in millions of Russian rubles and U.S. dollars)

  Three months ended March 31,
  2011 2012 2012
  RUR RUR $
CASH FLOWS FROM OPERATING ACTIVITIES:      
Net income 820 1,258 42.9
Adjustments to reconcile net income to net cash provided by operating activities:      
Depreciation and amortization of property and equipment 371 643 21.9
Amortization of acquisition‑related intangible assets 6 18 0.6
Share‑based compensation expense 70 81 2.8
Deferred income taxes (126) (98) (3.3)
Foreign exchange losses 254 114 3.9
Other 13 0.5
Changes in operating assets and liabilities excluding the effect of acquisitions:      
Accounts receivable, net (7) 86 2.9
Funds receivable (41) 14 0.5
Prepaid expenses and other assets (366) (205) (7.0)
Accounts payable and accrued liabilities 111 10 0.3
Deferred revenue (25) (85) (2.9)
Funds payable and amounts due to customers 54 (22) (0.8)
Net cash provided by operating activities 1,121 1,827 62.3
       
CASH FLOWS USED IN INVESTING ACTIVITIES:      
Purchase of property and equipment (978) (767) (26.2)
Investments in term deposits (1,229) (4,175) (142.3)
Maturities of term deposits 1,022 2,863 97.6
Net cash used in investing activities (1,185) (2,079) (70.9)
       
CASH FLOWS (USED IN)/PROVIDED BY FINANCING ACTIVITIES:      
Proceeds from exercise of share options 119 4.0
Repurchase of share options (7)
Net cash (used in)/provided by financing activities (7) 119 4.0
Effect of exchange rate changes on cash and cash equivalents (146) (379) (12.9)
Net change in cash and cash equivalents (217) (512) (17.5)
Cash and cash equivalents at beginning of period 3,371 6,322 215.6
Cash and cash equivalents at end of period 3,154 5,810 198.1

YANDEX N.V.

RECONCILIATIONS OF NON-GAAP FINANCIAL MEASURES TO THE NEAREST COMPARABLE US GAAP MEASURES

Reconciliation of Ex-TAC Revenues to US GAAP Revenues

In RUR millions Three months
ended March 31, 
  2011 2012 Change
Total revenues  3,894 5,874 51%
Less: traffic acquisition costs (TAC) 537 992 85%
Ex-TAC revenues 3,357 4,882 45%

Reconciliation of Adjusted EBITDA to US GAAP Net Income

In RUR millions Three months
ended March 31, 
  2011 2012 Change
Net income  820 1,258 53%
Add: depreciation and amortization  377 661 75%
Add: share-based compensation (SBC) expense 70 81 16%
Add: expense for acquisition-related contingent compensation -- 76 --
Less: interest income  (34)  (167) 391%
Add: other expense, net 254 124 -51%
Add: provision for income taxes 232 344 48%
Adjusted EBITDA 1,719 2,377 38%

Reconciliation of Adjusted Net Income to US GAAP Net Income

In RUR millions Three months
ended March 31, 
  2011 2012 Change
Net income  820 1,258 53%
Add: SBC expense 70 81 16%
Less: reduction in income tax attributable to SBC expense --  (1) --
Add: expense for acquisition-related contingent compensation -- 76 --
Add: foreign exchange loss  254 114 -55%
Less: reduction in income tax attributable to foreign exchange loss  (51)  (23) -55%
Adjusted net income 1,093 1,505 38%

Reconciliation of Adjusted EBITDA Margin and Adjusted Ex-TAC EBITDA Margin to US GAAP Net Income Margin for the Three Months Ended March 31, 2012

In RUR millions   
 
US
GAAP
Actual

Net
Income
Margin (1)



Adjustment (2)


Adjusted
EBITDA

Adjusted
EBITDA
Margin (3)
Adjusted
Ex-TAC
EBITDA
Margin (4)
Three months ended March 31, 2012 Net income  1,258 21.4% 1,119 2,377 40.5% 48.7%
(1)  Net income margin is defined as net income divided by total revenues.
(2)  Adjusted to eliminate depreciation and amortization expense, SBC expense, expense related to SPB Software contingent compensation, interest income, other (expense)/income, net, and provision for income taxes. For a reconciliation of adjusted EBITDA to net income, please see the table above.
(3)  Adjusted EBITDA margin is defined as adjusted EBITDA divided by total revenues. 
(4)  Adjusted ex-TAC EBITDA margin is defined as adjusted EBITDA divided by ex-TAC revenues. For a reconciliation of ex-TAC revenues to GAAP revenues, please see the table above. 

 

Reconciliation of Adjusted Net Income Margin and Adjusted Ex-TAC Net Income Margin to US GAAP Net Income Margin for the Three Months Ended March 31, 2012

In RUR millions   
 
US
GAAP
Actual

Net
Income
Margin (1)



Adjustment (2)


Adjusted
Net Income

Adjusted
Net Income
Margin (3)
Adjusted
Ex-TAC
Net Income
Margin (4)
Three months ended March 31, 2012 Net income  1,258 21.4% 247 1,505 25.6% 30.8%
(1)  Net income margin is defined as net income divided by total revenues.
(2)  Adjusted to eliminate SBC expense (as adjusted for the income tax reduction attributable to SBC expense), expense related to SPB Software contingent compensation and foreign exchange losses (as adjusted for the reduction in income tax attributable to the loss). For a reconciliation of adjusted net income to net income, please see the table above.
(3)  Adjusted net income margin is defined as adjusted net income divided by total revenues. 
(4) Adjusted ex-TAC net income margin is defined as adjusted net income divided by ex-TAC revenues. For a reconciliation of ex-TAC revenues to US GAAP revenues, please see the table above.

 

Investor Relations
Dmitry Barsukov, Katya Zhukova
Phone: +7 495 739-70-00
E-mail: askIR@yandex-team.ru

US Investor Contact
The Blueshirt Group, for Yandex
Alex Wellins
Phone: +1 415 217-58-61
E-mail: alex@blueshirtgroup.com

Media Relations
Ochir Mandzhikov, Dina Litvinova
Phone: +7 495 739-70-00
E-mail: pr@yandex-team.ru

Contact Us

Yandex N.V.

Registered Office in Amsterdam
Schiphol Boulevard 165, 1118 BG Schiphol, The Netherlands
tel.: +31 0 20 206 6970

Yandex LLC

Headquarters in Russia
Yandex LLC Office in Moscow

Headquaters

16, Leo Tolstoy St., Moscow, Russia 119021
tel.:  +7 495 739-70-00
fax: +7 495 739-70-70

Avrora Business Centre

82, Sadovnicheskaya St., building 2, Moscow, Russia 115035
tel.:  +7 495 739-70-00
+7 495 974-35-81
fax:  +7 495 739-70-70

Advertising clients

Public relations

Address

Piskariovski Boulevard, building 2, block 2, Benois Business Centre, Saint Petersburg 195027, Russia

Reception

tel.: +7 812 633-36-00,
fax: +7 812 633-36-99
8 800 250-96-39 (or 8 800 250-YNDX)
Calls to 800 numbers are toll-free from Russia's regions

Address

10, Khokhryakova St., Ekaterinburg, Russia 620014

Reception

Address

35, Krasnoyarskaya St., Novosibirsk, Russia 630004

Address

6, Spartakovskaya St., Kazan, Russia 420107

Address

Technopark, 3rd floor, offices 301 and 303, 7, Universitetskaya St., Innopolis, Russia 420500

Address

Dolomanovski Lane 70D, Gvardeyski Business Centre, Rostov-on-Don, Russia 344011

Address

10/16, Alekseyevskaya St., Lobachevski Plaza, Nizhny Novgorod, Russia 603005

Reception

tel.: +7 831 233-06-06 (or  8 800 234-24-80) Calls to 800 numbers are toll-free from Russia's regions

Address

1a, Kazanskaya St., Simferopol 295006

Reception

Address

17, Okeanski Boulevard, 10th floor, office 1012, Fresh Plaza Business Centre, Vladivostok, Russia 690091

Address

15, Komsomolskaya St., Ascona Business Centre, 12th floor, office 224, Krasnodar, Russia 350063

Address

91, Volskaya St., Stolypin Business Centre, 4th floor, office 412, Saratov, Russia 410012

Address

78, Michurina St., Millenium Business Center, 6th Floor, Office 603, Samara, Russia 443110

Address

26A, bld. 2, Lenina Boulevard, Bovid Business Center, 6th Floor, Office 608 and 611, Chelyabinsk, Russia 454007

Address

5, Dzerzhinskogo Boulevard, Rubin Plaza Business Centre, Office 707, Minsk, Belarus 220036

Reception

Address

43, Dostyk Boulevard, Almaty, Kazakhstan 050010

Address

38R Merrimac St., Suite 201, Yandex Inc., Newburyport, MA 01950 United States

Reception

Address

Kolektif House Levent Yandex / Esentepe Mah. Talatpaşa Caddesi No:5,34330 Levent, Şişli-İstanbul, Türkiye

Reception

Address

Citybay Business Center, Werftestrasse 4, CH 6005 Lucerne, Switzerland

Address

Karl-Liebknecht-Straße, 1, 10178 Berlin, Germany

Address

WeWork, Office 327, 135 Yanping Road, Jing'an District, Shanghai, China, 200042

 

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