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优酷土豆合并后会更好么:英语新闻

2012年03月17日  所属:双语新闻  来源:ft.com  作者:Josh Noble

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新闻背景:2012年3月12日,优酷股份有限公司(NYSE: YOKU) (优酷) 和土豆股份有限公司 (NASDAQ: TUDO) (土豆)共同宣布双方于2012年3月11日签订最终协议,优酷和土豆将以100%换股的方式合并。合并后的新公司将命名为优酷土豆股份有限公司(Youku Tudou Inc.)。优酷的美国存托凭证将继续在纽约证券交易所交易,代码YOKU。而土豆网则将退市。

本文原标题:Youku / Tudou: better together?

About time: Chinese online video sites are merging. On Monday afternoon, rivals Youku and Tudou, both listed in New York, announced a $1bn all-stock merger. The combined company will go by the inventive moniker Youku Tudou Inc, which will continue to be listed in the US.

Since Tudou’s IPO last summer, shares have fallen 47 per cent. Youku, meanwhile, has dropped from $67 a share to just $25 in less than 12 months. Neither company has yet turned a profit, though Tudou did report a narrowing quarterly loss earlier this month. Youku, due to report on Wednesday, is also expecting to show a loss.

The two rivals were already locked in a legal battle over copyright issues, and have both been coming under pressure from more established, and better funded, web portals like Baidu and Tencent. With profits proving elusive, consolidation should be an obvious next step.

By combining the country’s two leading online video sites, Youku Tudou should be able to punch a little harder, both with market share and with advertisers. In the press release announcing the deal, Youku’s chief executive Victor Koo trumpeted the newly formed company’s reach and scale:

Youku Tudou Inc. would establish a clear and dominant leadership position in China’s online video sector and become one of the largest Internet properties in China.

And in a thinly-veiled reference to those invisible profits, Koo added:

This transaction would also lead to improvement in the industry structure and the underlying economics of the online video sector in China.

Despite a miserable 12 month performance, recent market moves in both stocks suggest investors saw something hopeful in the pipeline. Youku is up 60 per cent so far this year, while Tudou has added 20 per cent in March alone.

The merger won’t make online video in China instantly profitable. But by creating a single, powerful operator, Youku Tudou should at least have a fighting chance.


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