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DouYu Reports $45.1M Profit in Q2, Tencent Pushes Merger Between DouYu and Huya

NASDAQ-traded Chinese game-centric live streaming platform DouYu International Holdings reported its financial results for the second quarter of 2020. The company generated net revenues of ¥2.5B RMB ($354.4M USD) for the period ended June 30, which marks an increase of roughly 34% year-over-year compared to ¥1.9B ($264M) in Q2 2019.

DouYu’s major source of revenues came from its live-streaming segment, which was up 35.8% year-over-year to ¥2.3B ($328M) for Q2 2020, representing roughly 93% of the company’s total revenues. According to DouYu, this increase was primarily driven by the optimization of its platform’s interactive features and refinement of its event models.

In its earnings report, the company recorded 165.3M average monthly active users (MAUs) for the period, slightly more than the 162.8 MAUs in the same period of 2019. While MAUs just slightly increased, average mobile MAUs in the second quarter of 2020 increased by 15.4% to 58.4M from 50.6M in Q2 2019. Furthermore, the number of quarterly average paying users grew by 13.4% to 7.6M in the period.

In total, DouYu ended the second quarter of 2020 with a net profit of ¥319M ($45.1M), up 1275% from ¥23.2M ($3.27M) in the same period of last year.

On Monday, DouYu’s board of directors received a preliminary non-binding proposal letter from Tencent Holdings proposing that DouYu merge with and into Huya. Tencent is the largest shareholder in both live-streaming platforms.

Note: The Esports Observer used the exchange rate in effect as of March 27 at a rate of ¥7.0942 RMB to $1 USD for currency conversions in this article.

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