FAQ

General Information

 

What does Sogou do? 

Sogou Inc. (NYSE: SOGO) is an innovator in search and a leader in China’s Internet industry. With a mission to make it easy to communicate and get information, Sogou has grown to become the fourth largest Internet company in China based on monthly active users (MAUs). Our differentiated search services, the industry leading Sogou Input Method, the robust ecosystem we have built and shared with Tencent and other strategic partners, as well as our significant breakthroughs in AI, uniquely position us to capture the opportunities in China’s search and Internet industry. Please refer to the Company Overview for further information.

Where is Sogou headquartered?
Sogou is headquartered in Beijing, People’s Republic of China. Our full address is: Level 15, Sohu.com Internet Plaza, No. 1 Unit Zhongguancun East Road, Haidian District, Beijing 100084, People's Republic of China.

When was Sogou incorporated?
Sogou was incorporated in 2005.

What is Sogou’s reporting currency?
Our reporting currency is the U.S. dollar. However, substantially all of our revenues are denominated in RMB.

How many people does Sogou employ?
As of December 31, 2018, Sogou had 2,789 employees, of whom 2,059 (74%) were research and development professionals.

When does Sogou’s fiscal year begin and end?
Sogou’s fiscal year runs from January 1 to December 31.

What is Sogou’s relationship with Sohu and Tencent?
Sohu has been our controlling shareholder since our incorporation in 2005, and continues to be after our IPO. We benefit from Sohu's strong brand recognition in China and experience in strong corporate governance and internal controls, and we intend to continue to leverage our relationships with Sohu in the future.

In September 2013, Tencent became our largest shareholder and entered into a five-year strategic collaboration with us which provided us access to traffic and content generated from users of Tencent products and services. In September 2018, we renewed our framework collaboration arrangement with Tencent. As part of the arrangement, Sogou Search remains the default search engine for a range of Tencent products that offer general search functions over the next five years. Sogou Search also continues to be the preferred search engine on Weixin/WeChat for third-party search services to access external Internet content for the next year, and Sogou and Weixin/WeChat intend to extend this partnership on an annual basis over the next five years as part of the overall framework agreement of Sogou and Tencent.

Who is Sogou’s auditor?
PricewaterhouseCoopers Zhong Tian LLP

Stock Information

 

Where are Sogou’s shares listed?
Our American depositary shares, or ADSs, are listed on the New York Stock Exchange under the ticker symbol “SOGO.”

When did Sogou become a publicly listed company?
Sogou was listed on the New York Stock Exchange on November 9, 2017.

What is Sogou’s stock symbol?
Our ticker symbol is “SOGO.”

How many Sogou ordinary shares does an ADS represent?
Each ADS represents one Class A Ordinary Share.

What are the different types of Sogou ordinary shares?
Class A Ordinary Shares and Class B Ordinary Shares.  The Class B Ordinary Shares, which are high-vote ordinary shares with 10 votes per share, are held by Sohu and Tencent.

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