In 2016, the application software industry in China run well with revenue of CNY 4.9 trillion, increasing by 14.9% YOY, which fell by 0.8% compared to 2015. Meanwhile, the profit also increased, amounting to CNY 602.1 billion with a growth rate of 14.9%, which fell by 4.6% compared to 2015.

Among the application software industry, the revenue of software products, which accounted for 31.7% of the industry, was CNY 1.54 trillion in 2016, up by 12.8% YOY, 0.9% higher compared to 2015. However, the growth rate was still 2.1% lower than the average industrial level. The information security products increased by 10.9%. The revenue of information technology services grew fast to CNY 2,511.4 billion in 2016, which took up 51.8% of the total revenue of the industry , up by 16% YOY, 1.1% higher than the average level. The embedded system software took up 16.5% of the revenue of the industry with an amount of CNY 799.7 billion, increasing by 15.5% YOY, 0.6% higher than the average.

In addition, the export of the application software industry developed in stability. In 2016, the export of Chinese software industry reached USD 51.9 billion, up by 5.8% YOY, 4.1% higher compare to 2015. The export of outsourcing services increased by 5%, reversing the downward trend since 2015; the export of embedded system software increased by 6%, falling by 3% compared to 2015.

According to CRI, with the popularity of software application, more and more enterprises are confronted with informationization. However, the diversity and complexity of users’ professions in China, increasingly complicates demands for software. In recent years, information technology represented by cloud computing and Internet of things has become new profit drivers and will provide a vast market space for future development.
In report, CRI analyzes 50 application software enterprises listed in A-share market in China.

The report is composed of two parts: the first part is enterprise profiles and the second part is the operation status of these enterprises in the recent decade (presently 2006 to 2016, we will update it to the latest as time goes by).
The operation status is demonstrated from the following perspectives: (1) financial indexes, such as earnings per share, book value per share (BPS), sales per share, net cash flow per share, return on net worth and debt to asset ratio; (2) indexes on the income statement, such as revenue, operating profit, net profit and EBIT; (3) indexes on the income statement, such as revenue, operating profit, net profit and EBIT; (4) indexes on the balance sheet, such as liquid asset, fixed asset, current liability, non-current liability, capital reserve and shareholders’ equity.

(1) Financial Indexes

  • Earnings per Share
  • Book Value per Share (BPS)
  • Sales per Share (SPS)
  • Net Cash Flow per Share from Operations
  • Net Cash Flow per Share (CNY)
  • Return on Net Worth
  • Net Profit Margin on Total Assets
  • Return on Invested Capital (ROIC) (%)
  • Gross Profit Margin on Sales (%)
  • Net Profit Margin on Sales (%)
  • EBIT Margin (%)
  • EBITDA Margin (%)
  • Debt to Asset Ratio (%)
  • Total Asset Turnover (times)
  • Cash/Operating Income Received from Sales of Goods or Services
  • YOY Growth Rate of Operating Revenue (%)
  • YOY Growth Rate of Operating Profit (%)
  • YOY Growth Rate of Net Profit Attributable to Shareholders of Parent Company (%)

(2) Summary of Income Statement

  • Gross Revenue (CNY, million)
  • Total Operating Costs (CNY, million)
  • Revenue (CNY, million)
  • Operating Profit (CNY, million)
  • Total Profit (CNY, million)
  • Net Profit (CNY, million)
  • Net Profit Attributable to Shareholders of Parent Company (CNY, million)
  • Non-recurring Items (CNY, million)
  • Net Profit Deducting Non-recurring Items (CNY, million)
  • R&D Costs (CNY, million)
  • Earnings Before Interest and Tax (EBIT) (CNY, million)
  • Earnings Before Interest, Taxes, Depreciation and Amortization (EBITDA) (CNY, million)

(3) Summary of Balance Sheet

  • Liquid Asset (CNY, million)
  • Fixed Asset (CNY, million)
  • Long-term Equity Investment
  • Total Assets (CNY, million)
  • Liquid Liability (CNY, million)
  • Non-current Liability (CNY, million)
  • Total Liability (CNY, million)
  • Capital Reserve (CNY, million)
  • Surplus Reserve (CNY, million)
  • Undistributed Profit (CNY, million)
  • Shareholders’ Equity (CNY, million)
  • Equity Attributable to Shareholders of Parent Company (CNY, million)

(4) Summary of Cash Flow Statement

  • Cash Received from Sales of Goods and Services (CNY, million)
  • Cash Flow from Operations (CNY, million)
  • Cash Paid to Purchase Fixed Assets, Intangible Assets and Other Long-term Assets (CNY, million)
  • Cash Paid for Investments (CNY, million)
  • Cash Flow from Investments (CNY, million)
  • Cash Received from Investors (CNY, million)
  • Cash Received from Borrowings (CNY, million)
  • Cash Flow from Financing (CNY, million)
  • Net Increase of Cash and Cash Equivalents (CNY, million)
  • Cash and Cash Equivalents, End of Period (CNY, million)
  • Depreciation and Amortization (CNY, million)