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    NetEase was founded in 1997 as an Internet services company, but today gaming accounts for nearly two-thirds of its $8.9 billion in revenue. China’s government has recently clamped down on the gaming industry, spooking investors and sending Netease’s shares down 44% this year. But many see current government opposition as a ­recalibration of standards, and they expect the industry to recover. Netease’s net revenue still grew 22% year over year in the second quarter, and it has a slew of top-end games lined up for release when approvals resume.

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    Company Information

    Overall Score4
    Sector
    Technology
    Industry
    Internet Software and Services
    CEO
    William Ding
    Websitehttp://ir.netease.com
    Employees18,129
    HQ Location
    Beijing
    Revenues ($M) (Past 12 Months)$8,852
    Profits ($M) (Past 12 Months)$1,026
    Market Value as of Oct. 10, 2018 ($M)$27,646