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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 0.10
NCTY's Cash-to-Debt is ranked lower than
94% of the 1722 Companies
in the Global Electronic Gaming & Multimedia industry.

( Industry Median: 9.76 vs. NCTY: 0.10 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Cash-to-Debt only.
NCTY' s Cash-to-Debt Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.1  Med: No Debt Max: No Debt
Current: 0.1
Equity-to-Asset -0.31
NCTY's Equity-to-Asset is ranked lower than
96% of the 1625 Companies
in the Global Electronic Gaming & Multimedia industry.

( Industry Median: 0.60 vs. NCTY: -0.31 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Equity-to-Asset only.
NCTY' s Equity-to-Asset Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -2.85  Med: 0.76 Max: 0.87
Current: -0.31
-2.85
0.87
Piotroski F-Score: 1
Altman Z-Score: -8.61
Beneish 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 % -804.44
NCTY's Operating Margin % is ranked lower than
97% of the 1662 Companies
in the Global Electronic Gaming & Multimedia industry.

( Industry Median: 4.45 vs. NCTY: -804.44 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Operating Margin % only.
NCTY' s Operating Margin % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -804.44  Med: -297.12 Max: 27.4
Current: -804.44
-804.44
27.4
Net Margin % -1311.04
NCTY's Net Margin % is ranked lower than
97% of the 1663 Companies
in the Global Electronic Gaming & Multimedia industry.

( Industry Median: 2.83 vs. NCTY: -1311.04 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Net Margin % only.
NCTY' s Net Margin % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -1311.04  Med: -201.03 Max: 31.7
Current: -1311.04
-1311.04
31.7
ROA % -129.99
NCTY's ROA % is ranked lower than
94% of the 1727 Companies
in the Global Electronic Gaming & Multimedia industry.

( Industry Median: 2.51 vs. NCTY: -129.99 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROA % only.
NCTY' s ROA % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -129.99  Med: -16.43 Max: 22.31
Current: -129.99
-129.99
22.31
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) % -1093.04
NCTY's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) % is ranked lower than
92% of the 1681 Companies
in the Global Electronic Gaming & Multimedia industry.

( Industry Median: 21.53 vs. NCTY: -1093.04 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROC (Joel Greenblatt) % only.
NCTY' s ROC (Joel Greenblatt) % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -1093.04  Med: -451.21 Max: 119.55
Current: -1093.04
-1093.04
119.55
3-Year Revenue Growth Rate -32.60
NCTY's 3-Year Revenue Growth Rate is ranked lower than
92% of the 1436 Companies
in the Global Electronic Gaming & Multimedia industry.

( Industry Median: 5.00 vs. NCTY: -32.60 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful 3-Year Revenue Growth Rate only.
NCTY' s 3-Year Revenue Growth Rate Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -57.9  Med: 0.7 Max: 287.2
Current: -32.6
-57.9
287.2
3-Year EBITDA Growth Rate -18.10
NCTY's 3-Year EBITDA Growth Rate is ranked lower than
82% of the 1197 Companies
in the Global Electronic Gaming & Multimedia industry.

( Industry Median: 7.90 vs. NCTY: -18.10 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful 3-Year EBITDA Growth Rate only.
NCTY' s 3-Year EBITDA Growth Rate Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -43.7  Med: 1.95 Max: 50.9
Current: -18.1
-43.7
50.9
3-Year EPS without NRI Growth Rate -8.60
NCTY's 3-Year EPS without NRI Growth Rate is ranked lower than
70% of the 1081 Companies
in the Global Electronic Gaming & Multimedia industry.

( Industry Median: 7.70 vs. NCTY: -8.60 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful 3-Year EPS without NRI Growth Rate only.
NCTY' s 3-Year EPS without NRI Growth Rate 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    NAICS: 511210    SIC: 7372
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Traded in other countries:FZKA.Germany,
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 is an online game operator in China. It primarily licenses 3-D online games from third-party game developers. The9 has a variety of titles developed by leading game studios including Electronic Arts. The firm also is working on in-house development of original games. Nearly 90% of the firm's total revenues were generated from the licensing of World of Warcraft in both 2008 and 2009. The firm's license for World of Warcraft expired in June 2009.

Ratios

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PS Ratio 3.23
NCTY's PS Ratio is ranked lower than
62% of the 2019 Companies
in the Global Electronic Gaming & Multimedia industry.

( Industry Median: 2.35 vs. NCTY: 3.23 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PS Ratio only.
NCTY' s PS Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.83  Med: 3.53 Max: 13.17
Current: 3.23
0.83
13.17
Current Ratio 0.13
NCTY's Current Ratio is ranked lower than
98% of the 1546 Companies
in the Global Electronic Gaming & Multimedia industry.

( Industry Median: 1.83 vs. NCTY: 0.13 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Current Ratio only.
NCTY' s Current Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.13  Med: 3.02 Max: 5.79
Current: 0.13
0.13
5.79
Quick Ratio 0.13
NCTY's Quick Ratio is ranked lower than
98% of the 1546 Companies
in the Global Electronic Gaming & Multimedia industry.

( Industry Median: 1.72 vs. NCTY: 0.13 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Quick Ratio only.
NCTY' s Quick Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.13  Med: 3.02 Max: 5.79
Current: 0.13
0.13
5.79
Days Sales Outstanding 51.42
NCTY's Days Sales Outstanding is ranked higher than
68% of the 1319 Companies
in the Global Electronic Gaming & Multimedia industry.

( Industry Median: 68.13 vs. NCTY: 51.42 )
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: 51.42
0.44
67.04
Days Payable 249.81
NCTY's Days Payable is ranked higher than
94% of the 1176 Companies
in the Global Electronic Gaming & Multimedia industry.

( Industry Median: 41.35 vs. NCTY: 249.81 )
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: 249.81
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
73% of the 1136 Companies
in the Global Electronic Gaming & Multimedia industry.

( Industry Median: -2.40 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-to-Median-PS-Value 0.92
NCTY's Price-to-Median-PS-Value is ranked lower than
99.99% of the 1789 Companies
in the Global Electronic Gaming & Multimedia industry.

( Industry Median: 1.16 vs. NCTY: 0.92 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price-to-Median-PS-Value only.
NCTY' s Price-to-Median-PS-Value Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0  Med: 1.38 Max: 42.95
Current: 0.92
0
42.95
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) % -3403.86
NCTY's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) % is ranked lower than
100% of the 2417 Companies
in the Global Electronic Gaming & Multimedia industry.

( Industry Median: 2.96 vs. NCTY: -3403.86 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) % only.
NCTY' s Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -3403.86  Med: 83.3 Max: 15842.5
Current: -3403.86
-3403.86
15842.5

More Statistics

Revenue (TTM) (Mil) $6.92
EPS (TTM) $ -4.36
Beta2.62
Short Percentage of Float0.06%
52-Week Range $0.94 - 2.71
Shares Outstanding (Mil)23.92
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