July 21,2006 Ctrip.com International (CTRP) Goldman Sachs Global Investment Research 1 July 21,2006 COMPANYUPDATE Ctrip.com International (CTRP) Magnitude of exceeding revenue guidance may moderate What's changed We expect Ctrip to report 2Q2006 earnings in mid August. We have lowered our 2Q2006 air-ticketing revenue growth forecast to reflect relatively slower air travel activities as reflected by the two major air carriers’ (China Eastern and China Southern) passenger load data. Implications We have revised earnings down 1% for 2006, but raised our earnings by 3% for 2007 and 2% for 2008 to reflect contribution from e-ticket and corporate travel. We expect Ctrip to report 2Q2006 total revenue growth of 46% yoy with hotel revenue growth of 26% yoy and air-ticketing revenue growth of 93% yoy. We model packaged tour revenue up 81% yoy, up 14% qoq as Ctrip divests its low margin, low growth group travel business (which represents ~20% of packaged tour revenue) in 2Q2006. Valuation We have a revised price target of US$46 (US$45 before) based on 25X our 2007 non- GAAPEPADS. We now forecast 2007-2010 pre-tax earnings growth of 30%. Our DCF value based on 12.5% discount rate and 14X free cash exit is US$44. Ctrip is at 39X our 2006 forecast non-GAAP diluted EPADS and 26X 2007; at 50X and 35X free cash flow; and at 13X 2006 book value versus our forecast 2006 ROE of 30%. Ctrip is trading at 24X our 2007 forecast EBITDA. Key risks Risks include slower than expected hotel and air-ticketing revenue growth due to increasing competition from new entrants such as e-commerce site, Dangdang and Netease’s Mango. We do not expect a meaningful threat from hybrid players as: 1) air-ticketing market remains in its infancy with Ctrip having less than a 3% market share; and 2) travel business is non-core to Dangdang and Netease operations. INVESTMENTLISTMEMBERSHIP Neutral Coverage View: Neutral China: Internet Growth Returns * Multiple Volatility Volatility Multiple Returns * Growth Investment Profile: Ctrip.com International Low High Percentile 20th 40th 60th 80th 100th * Returns = Return on Capital For a complete description of the investment profile measures please refer to the disclosure section of this document. CTRP Asia Pacific Media And Entertainment Peer Group Average Key data Current Price ($) 48.66 Price target ($) 46.00 Market cap ($ mn / US$ mn) 1,560.4 / 1,560.4 Foreign ownership (%) -- 12/0512/06E 12/07E 12/08E EPS ($) New 0.871.021.622.22 EPS revision (%) 0.0 (1.5) 2.92.0 EPS growth (%) 66.916.359.237.3 EPS (dil) (Rmb) New 6.927.6411.8516.27 P/E (X) 55.747.930.121.9 P/B (X) 16.213.410.78.6 EV/EBITDA (X) 25.139.823.816.6 Dividend yield (%) 0.50.71.32.0 ROE (%) 32.829.637.240.8 Price performance chart 25 30 35 40 45 50 55 60 Jul-05 Oct-05 Jan-06 May-06 2,000 2,100 2,200 2,300 2,400 2,500 2,600 2,700 Ctrip.com International (L) NASDAQComposite (R) Share price performance (%) 3 month 6 month 12 month Absolute 3.564.484.0 Rel. to NASDAQComposite 19.981.297.5 Source: Company data, Goldman Sachs Research estimates, FactSet. Price as of 7/20/2006 close. Kit Low +852-2978-0856 | firstname.lastname@example.org Goldman Sachs (Asia) L.L.C. 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Global Investment Research July 21,2006 Ctrip.com International (CTRP) Goldman Sachs Global Investment Research 2 Ctrip.com International: Summary financials Profit model (Rmb mn) 12/0512/06E 12/07E 12/08EBalance sheet (Rmb mn) 12/0512/06E 12/07E 12/08E Total revenue 521.2782.11,141.71,469.9 Cash & equivalents 741.7939.71,217.31,621.8 Cost of goods sold (88.6) (140.7) (202.4) (262.6) Accounts receivable 63.495.4171.0195.0 SG&A (153.4) (224.3) (314.9) (383.4) Inventory 0.00.00.00.0 R&D (57.2) (93.0) (132.0) (161.9) Other current assets 45.687.6147.3192.8 Other operating profit/(expense) (2.5) (58.9) (61.8) (64.9) Total current assets 851.31,123.31,536.32,010.2 EBITDA 228.3277.4440.7605.8 Net PP&E 49.453.553.852.2 Depreciation & amortization (8.8) (12.2) (10.2) (8.7) Net intangibles 184.108.40.206.5 EBIT 219.5265.2430.5597.1 Total investments 0.00.00.00.0 Interest income 12.720.126.334.6 Other long-term assets 71.471.471.471.4 Interest expense 0.00.00.00.0 Total assets 1,035.91,312.11,725.32,197.7 Income/(loss) from uncons. subs.0.00.00.00.0 Others 22.911.711.711.7 Accounts payable 115.4176.6250.4311.5 Pretax profits 255.1297.0468.5643.4 Short-term debt 49.575.8107.5133.7 Income tax (30.6) (46.2) (79.6) (109.4) Other current liabilities 18.418.418.418.4 Minorities (0.3) 0.00.00.0 Total current liabilities 270.3383.8563.5742.0 Long-term debt 0.00.00.01.0 Net income pre-preferred dividends 224.5250.8388.8534.0 Other long-term liabilities 0.00.00.00.0 Preferred dividends 0.00.00.00.0 Total long-term liabilities 0.00.00.00.0 Net income (pre-exceptionals) 226.0309.7450.7599.0 Total liabilities 271.2384.6564.4742.8 Post-tax exceptionals (1.8) (58.9) (61.8) (64.9) Net income 224.2250.8388.8534.0 Common stock & premium 220.127.116.11.7 Other common equity 762.1925.21,158.71,452.6 EPS (basic, pre-except) (Rmb) 7.119.6614.0518.68 Total common equity 764.7927.91,161.41,455.2 EPS (basic, post-except) (Rmb) 7.057.8212.1316.65 Minority interest 0.90.80.80.8 EPS (diluted, post-except) (Rmb) 6.927.6411.8516.27 DPS (Rmb) 2.082.684.747.32 Total liabilities & equity 1,035.91,312.51,725.72,198.1 Dividend payout ratio (%) 30.035.040.045.0 Free cash flow yield (%) 18.104.22.168.0 BVPS ($) 2.983.764.836.05 Growth & margins (%) 12/0512/06E 12/07E 12/08ERatios 12/0512/06E 12/07E 12/08E Sales growth 56.150.046.028.8 ROE (%) 32.829.637.240.8 EBITDA growth 60.321.558.937.5 ROA (%) 25.221.425.627.2 EBIT growth 61.820.862.338.7 ROACE (%) 536.7423.5732.5 NM Net income growth 68.411.955.037.3 Inventory days NMNMNMNM EPS growth 62.710.955.037.3 Receivables days 34.637.142.645.4 Gross margin 83.082.082.382.1 Payable days 321.8378.6384.9390.5 EBITDA margin 43.835.538.641.2 Net debt/equity (%) (96.7) (101.0) (104.6) (111.2) EBIT margin 42.133.937.740.6 Interest cover - EBIT (X) NMNMNMNM Valuation 12/0512/06E 12/07E 12/08E Cash flow statement (Rmb mn) 12/0512/06E 12/07E 12/08E Net income pre-preferred dividends 224.5250.8388.8534.0 P/E (analyst) (X) 55.747.930.121.9 D&A add-back 8.822.214.171.124 P/B (X) 16.213.410.78.6 Minorities interests add-back 0.3 (0.0) 0.00.0 EV/EBITDA (X) 25.139.823.816.6 Net inc/(dec) working capital 79.492.9112.093.7 Dividend yield (%) 0.50.71.32.0 Other operating cash flow (90.7) (73.8) (135.2) (69.3) Cash flow from operations 222.3282.1375.9567.2 Capital expenditures (31.9) (10.8) (10.5) (7.1) Acquisitions 0.00.00.00.0 Divestitures 0.00.00.00.0 Others (40.9) 0.00.00.0 Cash flow from investments (72.8) (10.8) (10.5) (7.1) Dividends paid (common & pref) (39.9) (67.3) (87.8) (155.5) Inc/(dec) in debt 0.00.00.00.0 Common stock issuance (repurchase) 9.60.00.00.0 Other financing cash flows 0.00.00.00.0 Cash flow from financing (30.3) (67.3) (87.8) (155.5) Total cash flow 119.2204.1277.6404.5 Note: Last actual year may include reported and estimated data. Source: Company data, Goldman Sachs Research estimates. Analyst Contributors Kit Low email@example.com James Mitchell, CFA firstname.lastname@example.org Ada Ho email@example.com July 21,2006 Ctrip.com International (CTRP) Goldman Sachs Global Investment Research 3 Believe management guidance based on volume growth expectations Management has guided 40% yoy revenue growth for 2006 and implicitly 40% yoy growth for each quarter. Management expects 2006 hotel revenue to grow 20%, air-ticketing 80% and packaged tour (including group travel) 80%-100%. We forecast 50% yoy total revenue growth for 2006 with hotel revenue growth of 28%, air-ticketing of 96% and packaged tour of 92%. Exhibit 1: We forecast 50% total revenue growth for 2006 with hotel revenue growth of 28%, air-ticketing of 96% and packaged tour of 92%. Revenue growth rates,% 276 363 463 58363 163 320 543 0 200 400 600 800 1000 1200 1400 200420052006E 2007E Rmb mn Others Packaged tour Air-ticketing Hotel reservation +28% +96% +26% +70% Total revenue growth of 50% Total revenue growth of 46% Total revenue growth of 57% +31% +158% Source: Company data, Goldman Sachs Research estimates. Exhibit 2: Hotel revenue growth was fueled by volume growth Hotel volume versus ASP growth rates,4Q04-2Q06E Exhibit 3: Air ticketing revenue growth was fueled by volume and ASP growth Air ticketing volume versus ASP growth rates,4Q04-2Q06E 35% 29% 32% 27% 28% 25% 21% 2% 1% 4% 8% 4% 0% 5% 10% 15% 20% 25% 30% 35% 40% 4Q20041Q20052Q20053Q20054Q20051Q20062Q2006E Hotel volume yoy growth rate Hotel ASP yoy growth ratemanagement guidance 125% 119% 111% 108% 117% 88% 92% 11% 26% 32% 25% 9% 11% 1% 0% 20% 40% 60% 80% 100% 120% 140% 160% 4Q20041Q20052Q20053Q20054Q20051Q20062Q2006E Air ticketing volume yoy growth Air ticketing ASP yoy growth ratemanagement guidance July 21,2006 Ctrip.com International (CTRP) Goldman Sachs Global Investment Research 4 Source: Company data, Goldman Sachs Research estimates. Source: Company data, Goldman Sachs Research estimates. Commission per air-ticket show signs of moderating growth We believe that the magnitude by which Ctrip exceeds revenue guidance will decline over the next several quarters as commission per air-ticket growth shows moderation with base quarter effect becoming larger. Commission per air ticket compound quarterly growth rate was 4% over the past six quarters, climbing from Rmb36 in 3Q2004 to Rmb47 in 1Q2006. We believe commission revenue per air ticket growth will moderate from 2Q2006. Hotel commission per booked room night growth has been gentle over the past six quarters with a compound quarterly growth rate of 1% to Rmb69. Exhibit 4: Hotel ASP was broadly flat in the last 10 quarters Hotel commissions per room night, Rmb Exhibit 5: Commission per air-ticket growth show moderation with base quarter effect becoming larger Average revenue per ticket, Rmb 6664656666646667 686969 0 10 20 30 40 50 60 70 80 90 4Q 20 03 1Q 20 04 2Q 20 04 3Q 20 04 4Q 20 04 1Q 20 05 2Q 20 05 3Q 20 05 4Q 20 05 1Q 20 06 2Q 20 06 E Rmb 0% 10% 20% 30% 40% 50% 60% 70% 80% % Hotel commissions per room night yoy growth rate 36 3335 36 4042 464544 4746 0 10 20 30 40 50 60 4Q 20 03 1Q 20 04 2Q 20 04 3Q 20 04 4Q 20 04 1Q 20 05 2Q 20 05 3Q 20 05 4Q 20 05 1Q 20 06 2Q 20 06 E Rmb -10% 0% 10% 20% 30% 40% 50% 60% 70% 80% % Average revenue per ticket, Rmb yoy growth rate Source: Company data, Goldman Sachs Research estimates. Source: Company data, Goldman Sachs Research estimates. As a result, we believe Ctrip will likely exceed revenue guidance of 40% yoy growth by 6-9 pp in the later quarters of 2006, down from 27 pp in 1Q2006. July 21,2006 Ctrip.com International (CTRP) Goldman Sachs Global Investment Research 5 Exhibit 6: Ctrip quarterly profit model,1Q2005-2Q2006E Rmb mn Rmb mn 1Q20052Q20053Q20054Q20051Q20062Q2006E qoq yoy Hotel reservation 7192961049611622% 26% Air-ticketing 29374651607119% 93% Packaged tour 367791114% 81% Others 1323333% 2% Total revenues 10313715016516720020% 46% Less: Business and related tax (6) (8) (10) (10) (11) (13) 16% 55% Net revenues 9712914115515618720% 45% Cost of sevices (15) (20) (24) (30) (28) (34) 19% 70% Gross profits 8210911712512815420% 41% Product development (12) (14) (14) (17) (20) (22) 11% 56% Selling and marketing (22) (27) (30) (33) (33) (41) 26% 50% G&A (8) (10) (10) (13) (12) (14) 10% 36% Share based compensation (0) (0) (0) (1) (13) (15) 16% NM Operating profits 39576261506224% 8% Interest income 33344516% 59% Other income (expense) 33106339% -10% F/X exchange gain (loss) 0000 Pretax income 45647670577023% 9% Income tax (expense) (5) (7) (10) (8) (9) (10) 23% 46% Net profits 40576663485923% 5% Net profits-core 40576663627521% 31% Basic EPADS (US$) core 0.16 0.22 0.26 0.25 0.24 0.30 26% 36% Diluted EPADS (US$) core 0.15 0.22 0.25 0.24 0.23 0.30 26% 36% Basic EPADS (US$) 0.16 0.22 0.25 0.24 0.19 0.24 28% 9% Diluted EPADS (US$) 0.15 0.22 0.25 0.23 0.18 0.23 -22% 9% Margins Gross margin 85% 85% 83% 81% 82% 82% Operating margin 40% 44% 44% 39% 32% 33% Net income margin 41% 44% 47% 41% 40% 40% Source: Company data, Goldman Sachs Research estimates. e-ticket and corporate travel to boost growth 2007 growth e-ticket According to management, the PRC government is strongly encouraging air carriers to adopt e- ticketing. e-ticket bookings only represent 12% of Ctrip air-ticket bookings. e-ticketing will: Boost Ctrip revenue by boosting its commission rate per air-ticket as Ctrip no longer has to pay third party travel agents in cities where Ctrip has no presence to print air tickets for customers. Ctrip commission rate per air-ticket in 1Q2006 was 4.8%. We estimate Ctrip’s commission rate increasing to ~5%. Reduce delivery cost of air-tickets to its customers, but this will be offset by credit card fees paid to credit card companies. Corporate travel According to management, corporate travel revenue contribution to total revenue was negligible in 1Q2006, but management expect it to contribute up to 15% of total revenue in 5 years. We estimate corporate travel could contribute up to 5% of revenue by the end of 2007. Corporate travel revenue is embedded in hotel and air-ticketing with a blended gross margin of 70%. We expect Ctrip to benefit materially from e-ticket and corporate travel from 1Q2007. We have revised our 2007 revenue growth forecast from 39% to 46% as a result, versus our 2006 revenue growth forecast of 50%. July 21,2006 Ctrip.com International (CTRP) Goldman Sachs Global Investment Research 6 Appendix: Exhibit 7: Scorecard Operating data of Ctrip and eLong,1Q2005-1Q2006 1Q20052Q20053Q20054Q20051Q20061Q20052Q20053Q20054Q20051Q2006 Hotel Hotel partnerships 3,1003,2703,3303,4003,5002,7002,8003,0003,1003,200 Guaranteed allotment hotels 1,2001,3001,4001,5001,600 NA 1,100 NANANA Hotel commission 14% 14% 14% 14% 14% NA 14% 14% 14% 15% Hotel booked room nights 1,100,0001,390,0001,440,0001,520,0001,380,000513,000615,000684,000724,000666,000 Hotel commissions per room night, Rmb 64666768695660616363 Airline ticketing Online transactions 30% 30% 31% 30% 30% NA 20% 20% 20% 20% Number of air ticket bookings 680,000800,0001,020,0001,170,0001,280,000103,000135,000198,000215,000218,000 Airline ticketing commission 4.8% 4.9% 4.6% 5.1% 4.8% NA 4.0% 4.3% 4.6% 4.3% Average revenue per ticket, Rmb 42464544473637383537 etickets as % of air tickets 12% 15% 11% 11% 12% NA 10% 12% 12% 10% Gross Revenue breakdown, Rmb mn Hotel reservation 719296104962937414642 growth % -10% 31% 4% 8% -8% -10% 28% 12% 10% -8% Air-ticketing 293746516045888 growth % 32% 29% 25% 11% 17% 29% 34% 50% 1% 6% Packaged tour 3677945433 growth % 0% 71% 13% 7% 32% 157% 38% -22% -26% 10% Others 1323325595 Total Gross Revenue 1031371501651673852586558 growth % -1% 33% 9% 10% 1% -3% 36% 12% 11% -10% Net Revenue breakdown, Rmb mn Hotel reservation 66879097892735394340 Air-ticketing 273543485645778 Packaged tour 3567945433 Others 1223224585 Total Net Revenue 971291411551563649556155 Buiness tax 6810101123343 Business tax rate 6.17% 6.13% 6.51% 6.31% 6.72% 5.06% 5.35% 5.55% 5.71% 5.62% Revenue breakdown,% Hotel reservation 68% 67% 64% 63% 57% 76% 72% 71% 70% 72% Air-ticketing 28% 27% 31% 31% 36% 10% 10% 13% 12% 14% Packaged tour 3% 4% 4% 4% 6% 10% 10% 7% 5% 6% Others 1% 2% 1% 2% 2% 5% 9% 9% 13% 9% Selling and marketing costs, Rmb mn 22273033332126263125 As % of net revenue 23% 21% 21% 22% 21% 58% 53% 48% 51% 44% R&D, Rmb mn 12141417208991311 As % of net revenue 12% 11% 10% 11% 13% 22% 18% 17% 21% 19% G&A, Rmb mn 999912810121618 As % of net revenue 9% 7% 6% 6% 8% 22% 21% 22% 27% 32% Alexa traffic data (3 months average) Alexa page views per user 7.907.707.307.104.104.004.904.90 Alexa reach per mn users 1,4451,4601,5851,6451,3701,3351,125840 eLongCtrip Source: Company data, Goldman Sachs Research estimates, Alexa. 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