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Internet Travel Income In China Rises For Ctrip.com

China’s top online travel company Ctrip.com International Ltd. today announced its unaudited financial results for the second quarter ended June 30, 2010, and showed a year-on-year net income increase of 48%.

Net revenues were CNY695 million for the second quarter of 2010, up 46% year-on-year. Net income attributable to Ctrip’s shareholders was CNY235 million in the second quarter of 2010, up 48% year-on-year.

For the second quarter of 2010, Ctrip reported total revenues of CNY742 million, representing a 46% increase from the same period in 2009 and an 18% increase from the previous quarter. Hotel reservation revenues amounted to CNY316 million for the second quarter of 2010, representing a 42% increase year-on-year, primarily driven by an increase of 34% in hotel reservation volume, and an increase of 5% commission per room night year-on-year. Hotel reservation revenues increased 26% quarter-on-quarter. Air ticket booking revenues for the second quarter of 2010 were CNY307 million, representing a 42% increase year-on-year, primarily driven by a 22% increase in air ticketing sales volume, and a 17% increase in commission per ticket year-on-year. Air ticket booking revenues increased 16% quarter-on-quarter.

Packaged-tour revenues for the second quarter of 2010 were CNY67 million, representing an 88% increase year-on-year, due to the increase of leisure travel volume, and a 7% decrease quarter-on-quarter, due to seasonality. Corporate travel revenues for the second quarter of 2010 were CNY34 million, representing an 83% increase year-on-year, and a 28% increase quarter-on-quarter, primarily driven by the increased corporate travel demand from business activities.

Income from operations for the second quarter of 2010 was CNY257 million, representing an increase of 57% from the same period in 2009 and an increase of 31% from the previous quarter. Operating margin was 37% in the second quarter of 2010, compared to 34% in the same period in 2009, and 33% in the previous quarter.

As of June 30, 2010, the balance of cash, restricted cash and short-term investment was CNY2.7 billion.

For the third quarter of 2010, Ctrip.com expects to continue the net revenue growth year-on-year at a rate of approximately 35-40%.

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