"The weighted average fully diluted ADS outstanding fell from 73.5 million for the second quarter of 2012 to 72.1 million for the third quarter. And the ending balance at the end of the quarter of fully diluted ADS stood at 71.3 million."
yahoo likely made a math error -- dividing by 2 instead of multiplying by 2 to get common shares. A bit ago, the sites had XIN missing earnings, when in fact they healthily beat earnings -- the mistake was due to a similar math error. Tracing it back, most of the sites get the data from Thomson Reuters. They get it from the company. So, if one analyst at TR makes a msitake, the mistake propagates to the retail investment sites.