Perfect World Entertainment
posted its earnings report for Q1 2014
, showing strong financials that include an increase from the same period in 2013. In Q1 2014, the publisher made $143.3M in revenue, $105.5M in gross profit, and had an operating profit of $28.5M.
Perfect World CEO Robert Xiao
said he was pleased with the results, commenting that, "Our total revenues came in line with the high end of our expectations, which was slightly softer than the strong fourth quarter of 2013. In the first quarter of 2014, we decelerated promotional activities for our client-based MMORPGs and remained focused on content development of our portfolio and pipeline."
Xiao focused on the expansion of the company's mobile lineup as a cause for hope for the future as well as the Chinese Dota 2
beta test and Neverwinter
launch later this year.