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Baidu Announces Third Quarter 2018 Results
[October 30, 2018]

Baidu Announces Third Quarter 2018 Results


BEIJING, Oct. 30, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- Baidu, Inc. (NASDAQ: BIDU) ("Baidu" or the "Company"), the leading Chinese language Internet search provider, today announced its unaudited financial results for the third quarter ended September 30, 2018[1].

Baidu, Inc. Corporate Logo (PRNewsFoto/Baidu, Inc.)

"Baidu delivered a solid third quarter with impressive results from search, feed and new AI businesses. Feed revenue has been a bright spot in driving Baidu's revenue growth due to robust user traffic growth, as well as strong traction with Baidu's video offerings," said Robin Li, Chairman and CEO of Baidu. "On the AI side, DuerOS continues to see strong adoption with an installed base reaching 141 million and voice queries surpassing 800 million in September 2018. On Apollo, we are gaining valuable L4 operational experience, with fully autonomous Apolong minibuses powered by Apollo running in over 10 locations."

"Baidu's third quarter revenues were strong, growing 27%[2] year over year to RMB 28.2 billion. Net income attributable to Baidu grew 56% year over year to RMB 12.4 billion, while non-GAAP net income attributable to Baidu grew 47% year over year to RMB 6.7 billion," said Herman Yu, CFO of Baidu. "We are seeing strong traffic and revenue growth from feed in Baidu App and replicating this formula to develop other feed apps, such as Haokan, our short-video app."

Third Quarter 2018 Financial Highlights

  • Total revenues were RMB 28.2 billion ($4.11 billion), increasing 27% year over year. Total revenues of Baidu Core were RMB 21.6 billion ($3.15 billion), increasing 25% year over year.
  • Operating income was RMB 4.4 billion ($645 million), decreasing 6% year over year, and operating margin was 16%, compared to 21% for the third quarter of 2017. Operating income of Baidu Core was RMB 7.0 billion ($1.02 billion), increasing 26% year over year, and operating margin was 32%, similar to the third quarter of 2017.
  • Non-GAAP operating income was RMB 5.7 billion ($825 million), increasing 2% year over year, and non-GAAP operating margin was 20%, compared to 25% for the third quarter of 2017. Non-GAAP operating income of Baidu Core was RMB 8.1 billion ($1.17 billion), increasing 26% year over year, and non-GAAP operating margin of Baidu Core was 37%, similar to the third quarter of 2017.
  • Net income attributable to Baidu was RMB 12.4 billion ($1.80 billion), increasing 56% year over year, and diluted earnings attributable to Baidu per ADS was RMB 35 ($5.13), increasing 47% year over year. Net income attributable to Baidu Core was RMB 14.3 billion ($2.08 billion), increasing 63% year over year.
  • Non-GAAP net income attributable to Baidu[3] was RMB 6.7 billion ($973 million), increasing 47% year over year, and non-GAAP diluted earnings per ADS[4] was RMB 19 ($2.77), increasing 46% year over year. Non-GAAP net income attributable to Baidu Core was RMB 8.4 billion ($1.22 billion), increasing 57% year over year.

Other Highlights

Corporate

  • Baidu Input Method Editor (mobile keyboard) reached 320 million in average Daily Active Users (DAUs), up 23% year over year, in September 2018, driven by the popularity of IME's voice input with daily voice queries surpassing 300 million, or an increase of 130% year over year.
  • Baidu is the first Chinese member to join the Partnership on AI, a technology industry consortium consisting of over 70 non-profit and for-profit partners in ten countries to study and formulate AI best practices, advance the public's understanding of AI, and serve as an open platform for discussion about AI and its impact on people and society.
  • Baidu formed strategic partnerships with China Unicom and Intel to build up the 5G+AI innovation labs to integrate 5G networks into AI applications.
  • Baidu received the top award in the 2018 Google AI Open Images-Object Detection Track, a prestigious large-scale object detection global competition, for its use of dynamic sampling network technologies.
  • IDC presented Baidu with the Asia-Pacific City Award, which recognizes Baidu for innovation in energy conservation, security protection and smart building management.
  • Baidu completed the divestiture of its financial service business, Du Xiaoman Financial ("Du Xiaoman") on August 22, 2018, the last of the announced divestitures. As a result of the transaction, Baidu holds a minority equity interest in Du Xiaoman, and Du Xiaoman was deconsolidated from Baidu's consolidated financial statements.
  • As of September 30, 2018, Baidu has returned $487 million to its shareholders under the 2018 Share Repurchase Program announced in June 2018.

Search and Feed

  • Baidu App DAUs reached a peak of 161 million in August and averaged 151 million in September 2018, increasing 19% year over year.
  • Baijiahao, or BJH, accounts' content ecosystem exceeded 1.5 million publishers in September 2018.
  • Initial feedback from developers for Baidu's Smart Mini Programs during pilot testing has been very positive with monthly active users surpassing 100 million in September 2018. Baidu's Smart Mini Programs has been open to all developers since the end of September 2018 and is expected to be open sourced at the end of the year.
  • Baidu received the Gold Net Digital Enterprise Award, which recognizes JD.com's marketing campaign on Baidu for its creative integration of content, technology and marketing. Innovation and strong targeting capabilities on Baidu's marketing platform also earned Baidu eight other industry awards, including the Social Marketing Gold Award, Big Data Marketing Gold Award and Mobile Marketing Gold Award.
  • During third quarter 2018, Baidu's AI blocked over 430 million medical ad materials to combat misleading and low-quality medical advertisements. In addition, Baidu is developing a search solution to enable licensed medical institution verification, shift healthcare information into a structured format to enhance service comparison among medical institutions, and leverage AI to screen the quality of information on their landing pages. Baidu's medical initiatives aim to aid the increase in accessibility and standardization of medical services from the private sector in China, to supplement state-own medical facilities and better serve the large Chinese population.

DuerOS

  • In September, DuerOS installed base reached 141 million, up from 100 million in July, and voice queries on DuerOS surpassed 800 million, which roughly doubled in the last three months.
  • DuerOS skills store, which has a community of 24,000 third-party developers, now offers over 800 skills, including education, cooking and game skills, such as VIPKID, Cooking Recipes and Digital Pets.
  • Baidu's Xiaodu Smart Speaker was ranked the highest intelligence level, compared to other smart speakers at the 2018 Artificial Intelligence Developer Conference held by China Artificial Intelligence Industry Alliance.  
  • Baidu released a PopIn Aladdin hybrid voice-activated lamp/TV projector powered by DuerOS in Japan, which received the 2018 Good Design Award and 2018 Kid Design Award.
  • Sony, TCL, and Skyworth released smart televisions powered by DuerOS, including the Sony A9F and Z9F, TCL XESS series, Skyworth MAX TV LED series and MAX TV OLED series, and Skyworth Quanshi AI G50 and G60 models.
  • iQIYI and Beijing Gehua Cable TV Network co-launched a hybrid TV box in Q3 2018, featuring DuerOS voice assistant, voice-activated video search, and children's mode. The Gehua hybrid TV box enables users to access iQIYI videos and cable TV from one box, an industry first.
  • Baidu formed a multi-year strategic partnership UCAR Inc., a.k.a. Shenzhou Rental, a car rental and ride hailing service provider based in Beijing, to install DuerOS in its new fleet of vehicles.

Apollo

  • Apollo has garnered 130 OEM, Tier 1 parts supplier and other partners, adding recently Groupe PSA, WABCO, Changsha municipality, China Transinfo Technology Corporation and China Datang Corporation.
  • Activated users on Baidu Maps Intelligent Voice Assistant reached 140 million. Baidu Maps Intelligent Voice Assistant supports voice-activated wake word, multi-round conversation, and long and complex commands.

ABC Cloud and AI Solutions

  • Analysys recognized Baidu ABC Cloud as the fastest growing, and one of the top three most technologically advanced, cloud service providers in China in its China Cloud Service Enterprise Innovation and Development Research Report published in September 2018.
  • Baidu upgraded its Chinese-English simultaneous machine translation system with anticipation capabilities and controllable latency, representing a major breakthrough in natural language processing. The system significantly improves translation speed and accuracy and aims to make simultaneous translation more accessible to the general public.
  • Baidu has partnered with Beijing Haidian Park to provide visitors with an AI-powered experience, featuring Xiamen King Long Motors' Apolong fully autonomous L4 mini buses powered by Apollo and smart speakers powered by DuerOS voice assistant at resting pavilions throughout the park.
  • Baidu has partnered with fourteen botanical gardens and twelve museums across China to provide visitors with AI-powered immersive, interactive experience. At the botanical gardens, visitors can perform visual search to identify a plant's species and take a guided tour with AR maps. At the museums, users can perform visual and AR search to learn more about historical artifacts, as well as take a smart guided tour with indoor maps.

iQIYI

  • In September 2018, iQIYI's subscribers reached 80.7 million, representing a record quarterly net addition of 13.5 million, driven by original blockbuster content.
  • iQiyi-original Story of Yanxi Palace garnered over 20 billion total video views during Q3 2018.
  • iQIYI ranked No. 1 across reach and engagement operating metrics in Q3 2018 according to third party market research firms.
  • The QIYU VR II headset from iQIYI reached the top ranking on both JD.com and TMall in the 'Over 2,000 RMB mid-to-high-end VR all-in-one' headset category. The QIYU VR II won the 2018 METIS Award for Virtual Reality/Augmented Reality Innovation, a.k.a. the AM Turing Award, representing one of the highest honors in the field.

Third Quarter 2018 Results

Total revenues reached RMB 28.2 billion ($4.11 billion), increasing 27% year over year. Online marketing revenues were RMB 22.5 billion ($3.27 billion), increasing 18% year over year. Baidu had approximately 522,000 active online marketing customers[5], increasing 7% year over year. Revenue per online marketing customer was approximately RMB 43,100 ($6,300), increasing 12% year over year. Other revenues reached RMB 5.7 billion ($833 million), increasing 80% year over year, which was mainly due to the robust growth in iQIYI membership and other businesses.

Revenue from Baidu Core[6] reached RMB 21.6 billion ($3.15 billion), increasing 25% year over year, while revenue from iQIYI reached RMB 6.9 billion ($1.01 billion), increasing 48% year over year.

Content costs were RMB 6.7 billion ($981 million), representing a 73% increase year over year, mainly due to iQIYI's increased content costs and, to a lesser extent, increased investment in BJH accounts, Baidu feeds' content network.

Traffic acquisition cost was RMB 3.1 billion ($450 million), representing a 25% increase year over year.

Bandwidth costs were RMB 1.7 billion ($247 million), representing an 18% increase year over year.   

Other cost of revenues, which includes depreciation, operation costs, sales tax and surcharges and share-based compensation, was RMB 2.7 billion ($393 million), increasing 1% year over year.

Selling, general and administrative expenses were RMB 5.6 billion ($821 million), increasing 51% year over year, primarily due to increased investment in channel and promotional marketing.

Research and development expenses were RMB 3.9 billion ($570 million), increasing 21% year over year, primarily due to the growth of personnel-related costs.

Operating income was RMB 4.4 billion ($645 million), decreasing 6% year over year. Non-GAAP operating income was RMB 5.7 billion ($825 million), increasing 2% year over year. Operating income of Baidu Core was RMB 7.0 billion ($1.02 billion), increasing 26% year over year. Non-GAAP operating income of Baidu Core was RMB 8.1 billion ($1.17 billion), increasing 26% year over year.

Total other income was RMB 9.0 billion ($1.31 billion), increasing 108% year over year, mainly due to gains from the disposal of Du Xiaoman, our financial services business, and Global DU businesses, in other income, net. For the third quarter of 2017, total other income was RMB 4.3 billion, mainly due to a gain from the disposal of Baidu Deliveries.

Income tax expense was RMB 2.1 billion ($299 million), compared to RMB 1.1 billion in the third quarter of 2017. Effective tax rate was 15%, compared to 12% last year, which benefited from the disposal of certain subsidiaries.

Net loss attributable to noncontrolling interests was RMB 1.0 billion ($146 million), which mainly consisted of losses from iQIYI allocated to noncontrolling interests. Noncontrolling interests were converted from preferred shares to ordinary shares in April 2018 upon the completion of iQIYI's IPO, and, thus, losses were not allocable prior to the IPO.

Net income attributable to Baidu was RMB 12.4 billion ($1.80 billion), increasing 56% year over year. Diluted earnings per ADS amounted to RMB 35 ($5.13). Net income attributable to Baidu Core was RMB 14.3 billion ($2.08 billion), increasing 63% year over year. Non-GAAP net income attributable to Baidu was RMB 6.7 billion ($973 million), increasing 47% year over year. Non-GAAP diluted earnings per ADS amounted to RMB 19 ($2.77). Non-GAAP net income attributable to Baidu Core was RMB 8.4 billion ($1.22 billion), increasing 57% year over year.

Adjusted EBITDA reached RMB 6.8 billion ($988 million) and adjusted EBITDA margin was 24%. Adjusted EBITDA for Baidu Core reached RMB 9.0 billion ($1.31 billion) and adjusted EBITDA margin for Baidu Core was 42%. 

As of September 30, 2018, cash, cash equivalents, restricted cash and short-term investments were RMB 104.5 billion ($15.22 billion). Free cash flow was RMB 9.1 billion ($1.33 billion). Excluding iQIYI, cash, cash equivalents, restricted cash and short-term investments were RMB 94.8 billion ($13.81 billion), as of September 30, 2018. Excluding iQIYI, free cash flow was RMB 8.3 billion ($1.21 billion)

Financial Guidance

For the fourth quarter of 2018, Baidu expects revenues to be between RMB 25.48 billion ($3.71 billion) and RMB 26.72 billion ($3.89 billion), representing a 15% to 20% increase year over year and, excluding revenues from announced divestures, 20% to 26% increase year over year.

Previously announced divestures together generated approximately RMB 1.0 billion in quarterly revenues for each of the first three quarters in 2018 and, fourth quarter guidance does not include any revenues from announced divestures, as these transactions have been consummated. This forecast reflects Baidu's current and preliminary view, which is subject to substantial uncertainty.

Conference Call Information

Baidu's management will hold an earnings conference call at 9:15 PM on October 30, 2018, U.S. Eastern Time (9:15 AM on October 31, 2018, Beijing/Hong Kong Time). Dial-in details for the earnings conference call are as follows:





International:

+65 67135090

China                   

4006208038

US:

+1 8456750437

UK:

+44 2036214779

Hong Kong:

+852 30186771



Passcode for all regions:

8258806


A replay of the conference call may be accessed by phone at the following number until November 7, 2018:

International:

+61 2 8199 0299

Passcode:

8258806

Additionally, a live and archived webcast of this conference call will be available at http://ir.baidu.com.

About Baidu

Baidu, Inc. is the leading Chinese language Internet search provider. Baidu aims to make a complex world simpler through technology. Baidu's ADSs trade on the NASDAQ Global Select Market under the symbol "BIDU." Currently, ten ADSs represent one Class A ordinary share.

Contacts

Investors Relations, Baidu, Inc.
Tel: +86-10-5992-4958
Email: ir@baidu.com

Safe Harbor Statement

This announcement contains forward-looking statements. These statements are made under the "safe harbor" provisions of the U.S. Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. These forward-looking statements can be identified by terminology such as "will," "expects," "anticipates," "future," "intends," "plans," "believes," "estimates," "confident" and similar statements. Among other things, the outlook for the fourth quarter of 2018, quotations from management in this announcement, as well as Baidu's and other parties' strategic and operational plans, contain forward-looking statements. Baidu may also make written or oral forward-looking statements in its periodic reports to the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, in its annual report to shareholders, in press releases and other written materials and in oral statements made by its officers, directors or employees to third parties. Statements that are not historical facts, including but not limited to statements about Baidu's beliefs and expectations, are forward-looking statements. Forward-looking statements involve inherent risks and uncertainties. A number of factors could cause actual results to differ materially from those contained in any forward-looking statement, including but not limited to the following: Baidu's growth strategies; its future business development, including development of new products and services; its ability to attract and retain users and customers; competition in the Chinese Internet search market; competition for online marketing customers; changes in the Company's revenues and certain cost or expense items as a percentage of its revenues; the outcome of ongoing, or any future, litigation or arbitration, including those relating to intellectual property rights; the expected growth of the Chinese language Internet search market and the number of Internet and broadband users in China; Chinese governmental policies relating to the Internet and Internet search providers and general economic conditions in China and elsewhere. Further information regarding these and other risks is included in the Company's annual report on Form 20-F and other documents filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission. Baidu does not undertake any obligation to update any forward-looking statement, except as required under applicable law. All information provided in this press release and in the attachments is as of the date of the press release, and Baidu undertakes no duty to update such information, except as required under applicable law.

Non-GAAP Financial Measures

To supplement Baidu's consolidated financial results presented in accordance with GAAP, Baidu uses the following non-GAAP financial measures: non-GAAP operating income/loss, non-GAAP operating margin, non-GAAP net income attributable to Baidu, non-GAAP diluted earnings per ADS, adjusted EBITDA, adjusted EBITDA margin and free cash flow. The presentation of these non-GAAP financial measures is not intended to be considered in isolation or as a substitute for the financial information prepared and presented in accordance with GAAP.

Baidu believes that these non-GAAP financial measures provide meaningful supplemental information regarding its performance and liquidity by excluding certain items that may not be indicative of its recurring core business operating results, such as operating performance excluding not only non-cash charges, but also other items that are infrequent or unusual in nature. The Company believes that both management and investors benefit from referring to these non-GAAP financial measures in assessing its performance and when planning and forecasting future periods. These non-GAAP financial measures also facilitate management's internal comparisons to Baidu's historical performance and liquidity. The Company believes these non-GAAP financial measures are useful to investors in allowing for greater transparency with respect to supplemental information used by management in its financial and operational decision making. A limitation of using these non-GAAP financial measures is that these non-GAAP measures exclude certain items that have been and will continue to be for the foreseeable future a significant component in the Company's results of operations.  These non-GAAP financial measures presented here may not be comparable to similarly titled measures presented by other companies. Other companies may calculate similarly titled measures differently, limiting their usefulness as comparative measures to the Company's data.

Non-GAAP operating income represents operating income excluding share-based compensation expenses.

Non-GAAP net income attributable to Baidu represents net income attributable to Baidu excluding share-based compensation expenses, the gain or loss associated with the issuance of shares by Baidu's equity method investees at a price higher or lower than the carrying value per share, disposal gain or loss, impairment of long-term investments, fair value change of long-term investments, as adjusted for related income tax effects. Non-GAAP diluted earnings per ADS represents diluted earnings per ADS calculated based on non-GAAP net income attributable to Baidu. Adjusted EBITDA represents operating income excluding depreciation, amortization (excluding the amortization of licensed copyrights and produced content of iQIYI) and share-based compensation expenses. Free cash flow represents net cash provided by operating activities less capital expenditures.

For more information on non-GAAP financial measures, please see the tables captioned "Reconciliations of non-GAAP financial measures to the nearest comparable GAAP measures."


[1] This announcement contains translations of certain RMB amounts into U.S. dollars at specified rates solely for the convenience of the reader. Unless otherwise noted, all translations from RMB to U.S. dollars are made at a rate of RMB6.8680 to US$1.00, the effective noon buying rate as of September 28, 2018, in The City of New York for cable transfers of RMB as certified for customs purposes by the Federal Reserve Bank of New York.

[2] Starting from January 1, 2018, Baidu adopted a new revenue accounting standard (ASC 606), which reclassifies value added tax from the cost of revenues to net against revenues. To increase comparability of operating results and help investors better understand our business performance and operating trends, 2017 net revenues have been used to calculate all percentage changes in revenues, percentage changes in revenues per online marketing customer, operating margin, non-GAAP operating margin, and adjusted EBITDA margin. 2017 net revenues are defined as gross revenues under legacy GAAP after the deduction of value added taxes, which is presented on the same basis as 2018 and going forward.

[3] Non-GAAP net income attributable to Baidu represents net income attributable to Baidu excluding share-based compensation expenses, the gain or loss associated with the issuance of the shares by our equity method investees at a price higher or lower than our carrying value per share, disposal gain or loss, impairment of long-term investments and fair value change of long-term investments, as adjusted for the tax effects on non-GAAP adjustments.

[4] Non-GAAP diluted earnings per ADS represents diluted earnings per ADS calculated based on non-GAAP net income attributable to Baidu.     

[5] The number of active online marketing customers and revenue per online active customer exclude our group-buying and delivery related businesses for consistency with previous reporting.

[6] Since the beginning of 2017, we have disposed of certain non-core businesses including Baidu Mobile Games, Baidu Deliveries, Global DU businesses, and Du Xiaoman (our financial services business). Those businesses generated approximately RMB 1.0 billion revenues and 0.4 billion operating profit, excluding share-based compensation expenses, for the third quarter of 2018.

 

Baidu, Inc. 







Condensed Consolidated Statements of Income









Three Months Ended



September 30,


June 30,


September 30,

(In RMB millions except for share, per share (or ADS) information)


2017


2018


2018



Unaudited


Unaudited


Unaudited

 Revenues: 







 Online marketing services 


20,108


21,065


22,481

 Others 


3,381


4,907


5,722

 Total revenues (note 1) 


23,489


25,972


28,203








 Operating costs and expenses: 







 Content costs 


3,897


5,213


6,736

 Traffic acquisition costs 


2,476


2,698


3,090

 Bandwidth costs 


1,440


1,550


1,695

 Others 


3,988


2,551


2,697

 Cost of revenues (note 2) 


11,801


12,012


14,218

 Selling, general and administrative (note 2) 


3,746


4,505


5,641

 Research and development (note 2) 


3,242


4,033


3,916

 Total operating costs and expenses 


18,789


20,550


23,775








 Operating income 


4,700


5,422


4,428








 Other income: 







 Interest income 


876


882


1,258

 Interest expense 


(557)


(478)


(479)

 Foreign exchange income(loss), net 


(130)


30


(54)

 Income (loss) from equity method investments 


(73)


69


419

 Other income, net 


4,229


231


7,877

 Total other income 


4,345


734


9,021








 Income before income taxes 


9,045


6,156


13,449

 Income taxes 


1,097


1,086


2,053

 Net income 


7,948


5,070


11,396

 Less: net income (loss) attributable to noncontrolling interests 


(1)


(1,332)


(1,000)

 Net income attributable to Baidu 


7,949


6,402


12,396








Earnings per ADS (1 Class A ordinary share equals 10 ADSs ):







 -Basic


24.25


18.32


35.53

 -Diluted


24.05


18.14


35.26

Earnings per share for Class A and Class B ordinary shares:







 -Basic


242.48


183.16


355.27

 -Diluted


240.49


181.36


352.57

Weighted average number of Class A and Class B ordinary shares outstanding:





Basic 


34,703,924


34,953,564


34,891,733

Diluted


34,991,177


35,299,428


35,158,747















(1) Starting on January 1, 2018, valued added tax has been reclassified from cost of revenues to net against revenues. 

To increase comparability of operating results and help investors better understand our business performance and trends, 2017 net revenues have been presented. 2017 net revenues are defined as gross revenues under legacy GAAP after the deduction of value added-taxes, which is presented on the same basis as 2018 and going forward. 








Three Months Ended



September 30,


June 30,


September 30,



2017


2018


2018



Unaudited


Unaudited


Unaudited

 Gross revenues 


23,489


27,520


29,876

 Less: value added taxes 


1,320


1,548


1,673

 Net revenues 


22,169


25,972


28,203








 (2) Includes share-based compensation expenses as follows: 







 Cost of revenues 


53


60


58

 Selling, general and administrative 


252


302


545

 Research and development 


536


755


636

 Total share-based compensation expenses 


841


1,117


1,239

 

 

Baidu, Inc. 





Condensed Consolidated Balance Sheets












December 31,


September 30,

(In RMB millions except for share information)


2017


2018



Audited


Unaudited






ASSETS





    Current assets:





 Cash and cash equivalents


11,084


15,775

 Restricted cash


252


15

 Short-term investments


89,381


88,716

 Other invested securities


18,350


-

 Accounts receivable, net


4,571


5,455

 Loans and interest receivable, net


23,938


-

 Amounts due from related parties


168


23,321

 Other assets, current 


3,425


6,700

    Total current assets


151,169


139,982






    Non-current assets:





 Fixed assets, net


12,475


16,197

 Intangible assets, net


5,467


8,732

 Goodwill


15,806


17,051

 Long-term investments, net


56,283


80,589

 Loans and interest receivable, net


3,467


-

 Amounts due from related parties


9


1,994

 Deferred tax assets, net


1,532


1,049

 Other assets, non-current 


5,520


9,742

    Total non-current assets


100,559


135,354






Total assets


251,728


275,336






LIABILITIES AND EQUITY





   Current liabilities:





        Short-term loans


1,244


1,173

        Amounts due to the third-party investors


38,486


-

   Accounts payable and accrued liabilities


27,523


33,743

   Customer advances and deposits


6,785


7,599

   Deferred revenue


788


1,840

   Deferred income


568


519

  Long-term loans, current portion


10


10

  Notes payable,current portion


6,500


6,856

  Amounts due to related parties


153


873

    Total current liabilities


82,057


52,613






    Non-current liabilities:





  Deferred income


73


50

  Deferred revenue


-


1,431

  Amounts due to related parties


-


3,008

  Long-term loans


6,701


7,069

  Notes payable


29,111


34,142

  Deferred tax liabilities


3,375


3,989

  Other non-current liabilities


39


190

    Total non-current liabilities


39,299


49,879






Total liabilities


121,356


102,492






Redeemable noncontrolling interests


11,022


-






Equity





Class A Ordinary Shares, par value US$0.00005 per share, 825,000,000 shares authorized, and  27,614,978 shares and 27,654,802 shares issued and outstanding as at December 31, 2017 and September 30, 2018


-


-

Class B Ordinary Shares, par value US$0.00005 per share, 35,400,000 shares authorized, and  7,201,254 shares and 7,201,254 shares issued and outstanding as at December 31, 2017 and September 30, 2018


-


-

Additional paid-in capital


12,088


32,090

Retained earnings


102,328


127,201

Accumulated other comprehensive income


930


399

    Total Baidu, Inc. shareholders' equity


115,346


159,690

    Noncontrolling interests


4,004


13,154

Total equity


119,350


172,844






Total liabilities, redeemable noncontrolling interests, and equity


251,728


275,336






 

 

 

Baidu, Inc. 







Selected Information
















Three Months Ended



September 30,


June 30,


September 30,

(In RMB millions, unaudited)


2017


2018


2018

 Baidu Core 


18,342


20,018


21,606

 iQIYI 


4,951


6,170


6,914

 Intersegment eliminations & adjustments 


196


(216)


(317)

Total Revenues 


23,489


25,972


28,203















 Baidu Core 


5,589


6,736


7,015

 iQIYI 


(1,067)


(1,328)


(2,591)

 Intersegment eliminations & adjustments 


178


14


4

Operating income 


4,700


5,422


4,428

 Baidu Core 


32%


34%


32%

 iQIYI 


(23%)


(22%)


(37%)

 Operating margin (note 1) 


21%


21%


16%








 Baidu Core 


6,377


7,769


8,050

 iQIYI 


(1,014)


(1,244)


(2,387)

 Intersegment eliminations & adjustments 


178


14


4

Non-GAAP operating income 


5,541


6,539


5,667

 Baidu Core 


37%


39%


37%

 iQIYI 


(22%)


(20%)


(35%)

 Non-GAAP operating margin (note 1) 


25%


25%


20%















 Baidu Core 


8,784


8,158


14,309

 iQIYI 


(1,052)


(2,097)


(3,140)

 Intersegment eliminations & adjustments(note 2) 


217


341


1,227

Net income attributable to Baidu 


7,949


6,402


12,396

 Baidu Core 


51%


41%


66%

 iQIYI 


(23%)


(34%)


(45%)

 Net margin (note 1) 


36%


25%


44%








 Baidu Core 


5,335


8,565


8,357

 iQIYI 


(966)


(2,013)


(2,939)

 Intersegment eliminations & adjustments (note 2) 


184


881


1,267

Non-GAAP net income attributable to Baidu 


4,553


7,433


6,685

 Baidu Core 


31%


43%


39%

 iQIYI 


(21%)


(33%)


(43%)

 Non-GAAP net margin (note 1) 


21%


29%


24%















 Baidu Core 


7,574


8,562


8,982

 iQIYI 


(907)


(1,125)


(2,150)

 Intersegment eliminations & adjustments 


178


(20)


(43)

Adjusted EBITDA


6,845


7,417


6,789

 Baidu Core 


44%


43%


42%

 iQIYI 


(19%)


(18%)


(31%)

 Adjusted EBITDA margin (note 1) 


31%


29%


24%















(1) Starting on January 1, 2018, valued added tax has been reclassified from cost of revenues to net against revenues.To increase comparability of operating results and help investors
better understand our business performance and trends,2017 net revenues have been used to calculate operating margin, non-GAAP operating margin,  non-GAAP net income margin
and adjusted EBITDA margin. 2017 net revenues are defined as gross revenues under legacy GAAP after the deduction of value added-taxes, which is presented on the same basis as
2018 and going forward. 








(2) Primarily related to net loss attributable to iQIYI noncontrolling interests 

 

 

Baidu, Inc. 







Reconciliations of Non-GAAP Financial Measures to the Nearest Comparable GAAP Measures  












Three months ended 



September 30,


June 30,


September 30,

(In RMB millions except for ADS and per ADS information, unaudited)


2017


2018


2018








Operating income - Baidu Core


5,589


6,736


7,015

Add:  Share-based compensation expenses


788


1,033


1,035

Non-GAAP operating income - Baidu Core


6,377


7,769


8,050








Add:  Depreciation of fixed assets


868


760


885

Add:  Amortization of intangible assets


329


33


47

Adjusted EBITDA - Baidu Core


7,574


8,562


8,982








Operating loss - iQIYI


(1,067)


(1,328)


(2,591)

Add:  Share-based compensation expenses


53


84


204

Non-GAAP operating loss - iQIYI


(1,014)


(1,244)


(2,387)








Add:  Depreciation of fixed assets


89


74


81

Add:  Amortization of intangible assets


18


45


156

Adjusted EBITDA - iQIYI


(907)


(1,125)


(2,150)








Operating income - consolidated


4,700


5,422


4,428

Add:  Share-based compensation expenses


841


1,117


1,239

Non-GAAP operating income - consolidated


5,541


6,539


5,667








Add:  Depreciation of fixed assets


957


834


966

Add:  Amortization of intangible assets


347


44


156

Adjusted EBITDA-consolidated


6,845


7,417


6,789















Net income attributable to Baidu core


8,784


8,158


14,309

Add: Share-based compensation expenses


788


1,033


1,035

Add: Loss associated with the dilution of equity method investees, net of tax


257


174


45

Add: Disposal loss(gain), net of tax


(4,659)


(462)


(6,697)

Add: Impairment of long-term investments, net of tax


165


-


298

Add: Fair value change of long-term investments, net of tax


-


(338)


(633)

Non-GAAP net income attributable to Baidu core


5,335


8,565


8,357








Net loss attributable to iQIYI


(1,052)


(2,097)


(3,140)

Add: Share-based compensation expenses


53


84


204

Add: Loss associated with the dilution of equity method investees, net of tax


-


-


-

Add: Disposal loss(gain), net of tax


-


-


-

Add: Impairment of long-term investments, net of tax


33


-


-

Add: Fair value change of long-term investments, net of tax


-


-


(3)

Non-GAAP net loss attributable to iQIYI


(966)


(2,013)


(2,939)








Net income attributable to Baidu


7,949


6,402


12,396

Add: Share-based compensation expenses


841


1,081


1,151

Add: Loss associated with the dilution of equity method investees, net of tax


257


174


45

Add: Disposal loss(gain), net of tax


(4,659)


114


(6,569)

Add: Impairment of long-term investments, net of tax


165


-


298

Add: Fair value change of long-term investments, net of tax


-


(338)


(636)

Non-GAAP net income attributable to Baidu


4,553


7,433


6,685
























Three months ended 



September 30,


June 30,


September 30,

(In RMB millions except for ADS and per ADS information, unaudited)


2017


2018


2018








Diluted earnings per ADS


24.05


18.14


35.26

Add:  Accretion of the redeemable noncontrolling interests


(1.33)


-


-

Add:  Non-GAAP adjustments to earnings per ADS


(9.71)


2.92


(16.25)

Non-GAAP diluted earnings per ADS


13.01


21.06


19.01








Weighted average number of ADS used in computing non-
GAAP diluted earnings per ADS


349,911,767


352,994,277


351,587,467








Net cash provided by operating activities - Baidu Core


9,391


6,972


10,361

Less: Capital expenditures


(1,185)


(1,339)


(2,026)

Free cash flow - Baidu Core


8,206


5,633


8,335








Net cash provided by operating activities - iQIYI


1,462


156


994

Less: Capital expenditures


(112)


(166)


(193)

Free cash flow - iQIYI


1,350


(10)


801








Net cash provided by operating activities - consolidated


10,853


7,128


11,355

Less: Capital expenditures


(1,297)


(1,505)


(2,219)

Free cash flow - consolidated


9,556


5,623


9,136








 

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