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GuruFocus Financial Strength Rank measures how strong a company’s financial situation is. It is based on these factors

1. The debt burden that the company has as measured by its Interest coverage (current year).
2. Debt to revenue ratio. The lower, the better
3. Altman Z-score.

A company ranks high with financial strength is likely to withstand any business slowdowns and recessions.

Financial Strength : 2/10

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Cash to Debt 0.29
NCTY's Cash to Debt is ranked lower than
87% of the 1911 Companies
in the Global Electronic Gaming & Multimedia industry.

( Industry Median: 11.22 vs. NCTY: 0.29 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Cash to Debt only.
NCTY' s Cash to Debt Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.29  Med: No Debt Max: No Debt
Current: 0.29
Equity to Asset -0.37
NCTY's Equity to Asset is ranked lower than
97% of the 1754 Companies
in the Global Electronic Gaming & Multimedia industry.

( Industry Median: 0.60 vs. NCTY: -0.37 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Equity to Asset only.
NCTY' s Equity to Asset Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -2.85  Med: 0.78 Max: 0.87
Current: -0.37
-2.85
0.87
F-Score: 1
Z-Score: -8.39
M-Score: -4.11
GuruFocus Profitability Rank ranks how profitable a company is and how likely the company’s business will stay that way. It is based on these factors:

1. Operating Margin
2. Trend of the Operating Margin (5-year average). The company with an uptrend profit margin has a higher rank.
••3. Consistency of the profitability
4. Piotroski F-Score
5. Predictability Rank•

The maximum rank is 10. A rank of 7 or higher means a higher profitability and may stay that way. A rank of 3 or lower indicates that the company has had trouble to make a profit.

Profitability Rank is not directly related to the Financial Strength Rank. But if a company is consistently profitable, its financial strength will be stronger.

Profitability & Growth : 1/10

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Operating margin (%) -700.53
NCTY's Operating margin (%) is ranked lower than
98% of the 1856 Companies
in the Global Electronic Gaming & Multimedia industry.

( Industry Median: 4.62 vs. NCTY: -700.53 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Operating margin (%) only.
NCTY' s Operating margin (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -703.5  Med: -297.12 Max: 27.4
Current: -700.53
-703.5
27.4
Net-margin (%) -653.01
NCTY's Net-margin (%) is ranked lower than
97% of the 1856 Companies
in the Global Electronic Gaming & Multimedia industry.

( Industry Median: 3.13 vs. NCTY: -653.01 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Net-margin (%) only.
NCTY' s Net-margin (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -656.8  Med: -201.03 Max: 31.7
Current: -653.01
-656.8
31.7
ROA (%) -61.84
NCTY's ROA (%) is ranked lower than
92% of the 1909 Companies
in the Global Electronic Gaming & Multimedia industry.

( Industry Median: 2.78 vs. NCTY: -61.84 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROA (%) only.
NCTY' s ROA (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -64.55  Med: -16.43 Max: 22.31
Current: -61.84
-64.55
22.31
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) -938.55
NCTY's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked lower than
91% of the 1874 Companies
in the Global Electronic Gaming & Multimedia industry.

( Industry Median: 21.19 vs. NCTY: -938.55 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) only.
NCTY' s ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -955.53  Med: -451.22 Max: 119.55
Current: -938.55
-955.53
119.55
Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) -32.60
NCTY's Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked lower than
92% of the 1451 Companies
in the Global Electronic Gaming & Multimedia industry.

( Industry Median: 5.10 vs. NCTY: -32.60 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) only.
NCTY' s Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -57.9  Med: 0.7 Max: 287.2
Current: -32.6
-57.9
287.2
EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) -18.10
NCTY's EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked lower than
82% of the 1181 Companies
in the Global Electronic Gaming & Multimedia industry.

( Industry Median: 7.70 vs. NCTY: -18.10 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) only.
NCTY' s EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -29.8  Med: 1.95 Max: 50.9
Current: -18.1
-29.8
50.9
EPS Growth (3Y)(%) -8.60
NCTY's EPS Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked lower than
69% of the 1073 Companies
in the Global Electronic Gaming & Multimedia industry.

( Industry Median: 6.80 vs. NCTY: -8.60 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EPS Growth (3Y)(%) only.
NCTY' s EPS Growth (3Y)(%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -25.2  Med: 12.2 Max: 124.1
Current: -8.6
-25.2
124.1
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Business Description

Industry: Application Software » Electronic Gaming & Multimedia
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The9 Ltd is an online game operator and developer in China. The Company develops and operates online games, including MMORPGs, MMOFPSs, web games, social games and mobile games.

The9 Ltd was incorporated in the Cayman Islands on December 22, 1999 under the name GameNow.net Limited and were renamed The9 Limited in February 2004. It is an online game operator and developer in China. The Company offers online games including MMORPGs, MMOFPSs, web games, social games and mobile games. Its other products and services include game operating support, training and advertisement and short message services. In a typical MMORPG or MMOFPS, thousands of players play in the same game world at the same time. MMORPG and MMOFPS players can select a specific character to compete with in the game with which they develop experience and enhance game attributes, which can be carried over into the next higher game levels. MMORPGs and MMOFPSs incorporate many cutting-edge technology features, including: sophisticated 3D graphics which create captivating screen scenes; player upgrading system which allows players to attain higher game attributes with their characters as they develop experience and enhanced game capabilities over time; and instant messaging system which allows players to communicate with each other during the game and form groups with other players, thereby coordinating their game skills to achieve collective objectives. Its main competitors include: Tencent Inc. (which operates Dungeon and Fighter, Cross Fire, League of Legends and QQ Dance), Shanda Games Limited (which operates Woool, Mir II, Dragon Nest and Million Arthur), NetEase.com, Inc. (which operates Fantasy Westward Journey, Westward Journey Online II, Ghost, as well as World of Warcraft and StarCraft II), Changyou.com Limited (which operates Tian Long Ba Bu, Wartune and DDTank), Perfect World, Co. Ltd. (which operates Perfect World II, Zhu Xian, Swordsman Online and DOTA2,) and Giant Interactive Group (which operates ZT Online series, Giant Online and World of Xianxia). Its provision of online game-related content on its websites is subject to various PRC laws and regulations relating to the telecommunications industry, Internet and online gaming, and is regulated by various government authorities, including MIIT, the Ministry of Culture, GAPPRFT and the State Administration for Industry and Commerce.

Ratios

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P/S 5.80
NCTY's P/S is ranked lower than
78% of the 1783 Companies
in the Global Electronic Gaming & Multimedia industry.

( Industry Median: 2.20 vs. NCTY: 5.80 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/S only.
NCTY' s P/S Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.83  Med: 3.76 Max: 13.17
Current: 5.8
0.83
13.17
Current Ratio 0.18
NCTY's Current Ratio is ranked lower than
98% of the 1736 Companies
in the Global Electronic Gaming & Multimedia industry.

( Industry Median: 2.01 vs. NCTY: 0.18 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Current Ratio only.
NCTY' s Current Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.18  Med: 2.25 Max: 5.79
Current: 0.18
0.18
5.79
Quick Ratio 0.18
NCTY's Quick Ratio is ranked lower than
98% of the 1736 Companies
in the Global Electronic Gaming & Multimedia industry.

( Industry Median: 1.85 vs. NCTY: 0.18 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Quick Ratio only.
NCTY' s Quick Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.18  Med: 2.25 Max: 5.79
Current: 0.18
0.18
5.79
Days Sales Outstanding 55.13
NCTY's Days Sales Outstanding is ranked higher than
64% of the 1452 Companies
in the Global Electronic Gaming & Multimedia industry.

( Industry Median: 67.71 vs. NCTY: 55.13 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Sales Outstanding only.
NCTY' s Days Sales Outstanding Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.44  Med: 35.71 Max: 67.04
Current: 55.13
0.44
67.04
Days Payable 217.86
NCTY's Days Payable is ranked higher than
92% of the 1288 Companies
in the Global Electronic Gaming & Multimedia industry.

( Industry Median: 43.61 vs. NCTY: 217.86 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Payable only.
NCTY' s Days Payable Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 8.84  Med: 168.54 Max: 411.95
Current: 217.86
8.84
411.95

Buy Back

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3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio -9.00
NCTY's 3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio is ranked lower than
74% of the 1153 Companies
in the Global Electronic Gaming & Multimedia industry.

( Industry Median: -2.50 vs. NCTY: -9.00 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful 3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio only.
NCTY' s 3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -34.9  Med: -3.8 Max: 0.8
Current: -9
-34.9
0.8

Valuation & Return

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Price/Median PS Value 1.54
NCTY's Price/Median PS Value is ranked lower than
71% of the 1562 Companies
in the Global Electronic Gaming & Multimedia industry.

( Industry Median: 1.11 vs. NCTY: 1.54 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Median PS Value only.
NCTY' s Price/Median PS Value Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.39  Med: 1.3 Max: 19.68
Current: 1.54
0.39
19.68
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) -66.03
NCTY's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) is ranked lower than
96% of the 1840 Companies
in the Global Electronic Gaming & Multimedia industry.

( Industry Median: 2.40 vs. NCTY: -66.03 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) only.
NCTY' s Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -66.03  Med: 63.1 Max: 15842.5
Current: -66.03
-66.03
15842.5

More Statistics

Revenue (TTM) (Mil) $7.35
EPS (TTM) $ -2.61
Beta2.40
Short Percentage of Float0.12%
52-Week Range $0.90 - 4.49
Shares Outstanding (Mil)37.28
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