Ctrip achieved net revenues of RMB10.9 billion (US$1.7 billion) with a gross margin of 72% in 2015, up 48% year-on-year according to its official unaudited financial results.
Ctrip’s accommodation reservation revenues were RMB4.6 billion (US$713 million), representing a 44% increase from 2014. The hotel reservation revenues accounted for 40% of the total revenues in 2015 and 41% of the total revenue in 2014.
For the full year ended December 31, 2015, transportation ticketing reservation revenues were RMB4.5 billion (US$688 million), representing a 51% increase from 2014. The transportation ticketing revenues accounted for 39% of the total revenues in 2015 and 38% of the total revenue in 2014.
Packaged-tour reservation revenues were RMB1.7 billion (US$257 million) in 2015, representing a 58% increase from 2014. The packaged-tour reservation revenues accounted for 15% of the total revenues in 2015 and 14% of the total revenues in 2014.
Corporate travel revenues were RMB473 million (US$73 million), representing a 27% increase from 2014. The corporate travel reservation revenues accounted for 4% of the total revenues in 2015 and 5% of the total revenues in 2014.
In October 2015, Ctrip completed a share exchange transaction with Baidu. Upon completion of the exchange, Ctrip beneficially owned ordinary shares of Qunar representing approximately 45% of Qunar’s aggregate voting interests.
In January 2016, Ctrip made an investment of US$180 million in MakeMyTrip Limited (“MakeMyTrip”), India’s largest online travel company, via convertible bonds.
For the first quarter of 2016, Ctrip expects to continue the net revenue growth year-on-year at a rate of approximately 75-80%, reflecting the consolidation of Qunar’s financial results.
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