Baidu Announces Third Quarter 2018 Results

    BEIJING, Oct. 31, 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 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: [email protected]

    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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