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Baidu Announces Third Quarter 2019 Results

BEIJING, Nov. 6, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- Baidu, Inc. (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, 2019[1].

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"Baidu App traffic continues to grow robustly with DAUs reaching 189 million, up 25% year over year, in September and Baidu's in-app search continues to gain market share. Our focus to combine search and feed and expand Baidu App's content and services offerings is improving user experience and drawing publishers and service providers to place more content and services on Baidu's hosted platform, which in turn draws more users. This positive reinforcing cycle has been a contributing factor to Baidu Core's operating margin rising 1,400 basis points from the prior quarter," said Robin Li, Chairman and CEO of Baidu. "On Baidu's new AI businesses, DuerOS voice assistant continues to experience strong momentum with monthly voice queries surpassing 4.2 billion in September, up over 4.5 fold year over year. On Apollo, we are excited about our progress in early-stage commercialization of smart transportation with the release of Apollo-powered robotaxi pilot program to the public in Changsha, Hunan in September."

"Baidu delivered a solid third quarter with total revenues reaching RMB 28.1 billion, up 7% sequentially on top of the 9% sequential growth from the prior quarter, in spite of the softening macro environment, industry-specific policy changes and self-directed healthcare initiative," said Herman Yu, CFO of Baidu. "Our disciplined approach to spending, focusing on investment returns across the board, sheds light on the strong and improving margin contribution from in-app search and feed."

Financial Highlights


Baidu Inc.


For the three-month ended

(in millions, except for per ADS information, unaudited)

September 30,
2018


June 30,
2019


September 30,
2019


YOY


YOY[2]


QOQ


September 30,
2019


RMB


RMB


RMB








US$

Total revenues 

28,203


26,326


28,080


(0%)


3%


7%


3,929















Operating income

4,428


233


2,355


(47%)




911%


329

Operating margin

16%


1%


8%









Non-GAAP operating income

5,744


1,955


3,691


(36%)




89%


516

Non-GAAP operating margin

20%


7%


13%























Net income (loss) attributable to Baidu

12,396


2,412


(6,373)


-




-


(892)

Net margin

44%


9%


(23%)









Non-GAAP net income attributable to Baidu

6,751


3,635


4,387


(35%)




21%


614

Non-GAAP net margin

24%


14%


16%























Diluted earnings (loss) per ADS

35.26


6.57


(18.37)


-




-


(2.57)

Non-GAAP diluted earnings per ADS

19.20


10.11


12.61


(34%)




25%


1.76

Net loss attributable to Baidu for Q3 2019 was RMB 6.4 billion, which included a non-cash impairment loss of RMB 8.9 billion on equity investments that have experienced an other-than-temporary decline in valuation (see further discussion under Total other loss section). Non-GAAP net income attributable to Baidu, excluding share-based compensation, fair value changes of equity investments and other adjustments, for Q3 2019 was RMB 4.4 billion.


Baidu Core


For the three-month ended 

(in millions, except for per ADS information, unaudited)

September 30,
2018


June 30,
2019


September 30,
2019


YOY


YOY2


QOQ


September 30,
2019


RMB


RMB


RMB








US$

Total revenues 

21,606


19,540


21,010


(3%)


2%


8%


2,939















Operating income

7,015


2,109


5,191


(26%)




146%


726

Operating margin

32%


11%


25%









Non-GAAP operating income

8,078


3,485


6,224


(23%)




79%


871

Non-GAAP operating margin

37%


18%


30%























Net income (loss) attributable to Baidu

14,309


3,731


(4,287)


-




-


(600)

Net margin

66%


19%


(20%)









Non-GAAP net income attributable to Baidu

8,400


4,740


6,310


(25%)




33%


883

Non-GAAP net margin

39%


24%


30%







Other Highlights

Corporate

  • Baidu reported its ESG progress for Q3 2019, noting: 1) Baidu AI has helped reunite approximately 7,900 missing persons with their families; 2) over 300 charitable organizations in China have joined Baidu's Charity Platform, and 3) Baidu will push charitable information and services to individuals in need by leveraging its machine learning capabilities and user insights.
  • Baidu has returned $397 million to its shareholders under the 2019 Share Repurchase Program and $778 million under the 2018 Share Repurchase Program, which expired in June 2019, for a total return to shareholders of approximately $1.2 billion as of October 31, 2019.

Mobile Ecosystem

  • Baidu App's average daily active users ("DAUs") reached 189 million, up 25% year over year, in September 2019.
  • Baijiahao ("BJH accounts"), Baidu's newsfeed network, grew to 2.4 million publisher accounts, up 57% year over year in September 2019. BJH accounts allow publishers to share content to Baidu's newsfeed and search.
  • Baidu Smart Mini Program's monthly active users ("MAUs") reached 290 million, up 157% year over year.

DuerOS

  • Monthly voice queries on DuerOS, a leading voice assistant for the Chinese language, surpassed 4.2 billion, up over 4.5 fold year over year, in September 2019.
  • Xiaodu smart speakers powered by DuerOS ranked first in China's smart speaker shipments in Q2 2019, according to leading technology market analytics firms, Canalys, IDC and Strategy Analytics. Xiaodu Smart Display ranked first globally in smart display shipments for the same period, according to IDC.
  • DuerOS skills store now offers over 3,200 skills in wide ranging genres, including ABC Reading (education), Kuaishou (live streaming), Mango TV (online video), Douyu (game broadcasting) and Tile Matching Puzzle (casual game). DuerOS developer community has expanded to over 36,000 members.
  • Upgraded DuerOS on Xiaodu smart speakers enables hand gesture control and full-duplex continued conversation (multi-round conversation without wake words) through eye gesture detection.  

Apollo

  • In September 2019, China's first robotaxi pilot program was made available to the public in Changsha, Hunan, with an initial fleet of 45 autonomous driving vehicles powered by Apollo. The city of Changsha installed Baidu's V2X solutions to help Apollo-powered vehicles map out traffic conditions in their parameters, overcoming blind spots and increasing traffic efficiency and safety.
  • Baidu recently received 15 autonomous driving licenses in Wuhan, Hubei, and 30 licenses in Cangzhou, Hebei, increasing Baidu's total autonomous driving licenses to 150, which accounts for more than half of the total autonomous driving licenses granted in China.

Cloud, AI Platform & Others

  • Baidu Cloud's ABC Summit was held in August 2019, introducing new AI enterprise solutions to optimize visual, speech processing and other AI capabilities and enable more efficient cloud services and easier maintenance. At the ABC Summit, Baidu Cloud AI enterprise solutions were showcased to speed up assembly line inspection of high tech components, automate the processing and tagging of videos into video clips, and improve customer service with "digital" employee in the mobile app of a local commercial bank.
  • Baidu's AI Open Platform is seeing strong adoption with over 1.5 million developer base in September, more than doubling from last year. Through Baidu's AI Open Platform on Baidu Cloud, developers can utilize Baidu's comprehensive AI capabilities, including speech recognition, natural language processing and computer vision, as well as gain access to Baidu's open-sourced deep learning platform PaddlePaddle.
  • In September 2019, Baidu Maps enhanced its voice feature, allowing users to customize Baidu Maps' voice with their own voice by recording 20 sentences. Over 280 million Baidu users have used Baidu Maps' voice feature as of September 2019, doubling from the previous year.

iQIYI

  • iQIYI subscribers reached 105.8 million, up 31% year over year, in September 2019, further strengthening iQIYI's foundation to produce entertainment-based blockbuster originals.

Third Quarter 2019 Results

Total revenues reached RMB 28.1 billion ($3.93 billion), flat from last year and up 3% year over year, excluding the impact of announced divestures2, and increasing 7% quarter over quarter. Online marketing revenues were RMB20.4 billion ($2.86 billion), decreasing 9% year over year and increasing 6% quarter over quarter. Other revenues were RMB 7.6 billion ($1.07 billion), increasing 34% year over year, driven mainly by the strong growth in iQIYI membership, cloud services and smart devices.

Revenue from Baidu Core reached RMB 21.0 billion ($2.94 billion), decreasing 3% year over year, or increasing 2% year over year, excluding the impact of announced divestures2, and increasing 8% quarter over quarter. Revenue from iQIYI reached RMB 7.4 billion ($1.04 billion), up 7% year over year. iQIYI membership revenue grew 30% year over year, offset by online advertising revenue declining 14% year over year.

Content costs were RMB 7.0 billion ($985 million), increasing 4% year over year. iQIYI's content costs increased 3% year over year, which rose slower than iQIYI's revenue growth.  

Traffic acquisition costs were RMB 3.2 billion ($453 million), increasing 5% year over year, as a result of increasing TAC prices and expansion into connected offline screens and other areas.

Bandwidth costs were RMB 2.0 billion ($284 million), increasing 20% year over year, mainly due to increasing demand from newsfeed, video and cloud services.

Other cost of revenues, which includes depreciation, cost of goods sold, sales taxes and surcharges, share-based compensation and other costs, was RMB 4.1 billion ($570 million), increasing 51% year over year, mainly due to higher cost of goods sold and depreciation expense.

Selling, general and administrative expenses were RMB 4.7 billion ($652 million), decreasing 17% year over year, primarily due to decreased investment in channel and promotional marketing.

Research and development expenses were RMB 4.7 billion ($656 million), increasing 20% year over year, primarily due to an increase in personnel related expenses.

Operating income was RMB 2.4 billion ($329 million) and operating margin was 8%. Baidu Core operating income was RMB 5.2 billion ($726 million), and Baidu Core operating margin was 25%.

Non-GAAP operating income was RMB 3.7 billion ($516 million), and non-GAAP operating margin was 13%. Non-GAAP Baidu Core operating income was RMB 6.2 billion ($871 million), and non-GAAP Baidu Core operating margin was 30%.

Total other loss was RMB 9.5 billion ($1.33 billion), mainly due to loss from equity investments that have experienced an other-than-temporary decline in valuation, compared to total other income of RMB 9.0 billion for Q3 2018, which was mainly due to disposal gains from Du Xiaoman and Global DU businesses. In Q4 2015, following a transaction where the Company exchanged shares of its majority-owned subsidiary Qunar for a minority investment in Trip.com, the Company deconsolidated Qunar, recorded its investment in Trip.com at the closing-date market value and recognized a non-cash accounting gain of RMB 24.4 billion. Since then, the market value of Trip.com shares has declined, and the continued low market price has caused the Company to recognize a non-cash impairment loss of RMB 8.9 billion in Q3 2019. In October 2019, the Company sold down the holding in Trip.com, which decreased from approximately 19% of their outstanding shares to 12% of the Trip.com's outstanding shares.

Income tax expense was RMB 934 million ($131 million), which included a tax withholding for potential dividend distribution to offshore entities, compared to RMB 2.1 billion in Q3 2018.

Net loss attributable to Baidu was RMB 6.4 billion ($ 892 million), and diluted losses per ADS was RMB 18 ($2.57). Net loss attributable to Baidu Core was RMB 4.3 billion ($600 million). Non-GAAP net income attributable to Baidu was RMB 4.4 billion ($614 million), and non-GAAP net margin was 16%. Non-GAAP diluted earnings per ADS amounted to RMB 13 ($1.76). Non-GAAP net income attributable to Baidu Core was RMB 6.3 billion ($883 million), and non-GAAP net margin for Baidu Core was 30%.

Adjusted EBITDA was RMB 5.1 billion ($716 million) and adjusted EBITDA margin was 18%. Adjusted EBITDA to Baidu Core was RMB 7.5 billion ($1.05 billion) and adjusted EBITDA margin for Baidu Core was 36%. 

As of September 30, 2019, cash, cash equivalents, restricted cash and short-term investments were RMB 137.4 billion ($19.22 billion), and cash, cash equivalents, restricted cash and short-term investments excluding iQIYI were RMB 123.5 billion ($17.27 billion). Free cash flow was RMB 7.6 billion ($1.06 billion). Free cash flow excluding iQIYI was RMB 7.5 billion ($1.05 billion).

Financial Guidance

For the fourth quarter of 2019, Baidu expects revenues to be between RMB 27.1 billion ($3.78 billion) and RMB 28.7 billion ($4.02 billion), representing -1% to 6% increase year over year, which assumes that Baidu Core revenue will grow between 0% to 6% year over year. 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 8:15 PM on November 6, 2019, U.S. Eastern Time (9:15 AM on November 7, 2019, 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:

6438309

A replay of the conference call may be accessed by phone at the following number until November 14, 2019:

International:

+61 2 8199 0299

Passcode:

6438309

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 the complicated 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: +86-10-5992-8888
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 2019, 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 and newsfeed 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 and newsfeed 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 (loss) attributable to Baidu, non-GAAP net margin, 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 and amortization of intangible assets resulting from business combinations.

Non-GAAP net income attributable to Baidu represents net income attributable to Baidu excluding share-based compensation expenses, amortization of intangible assets resulting from business combinations, disposal gain or loss, impairment of long-term investments, fair value change of long-term investments, adjusted for related income tax effects. Baidu's share of equity method investments for these non-GAAP reconciling items, amortization of intangible assets not on the investees' books, accretion of their redeemable noncontrolling interests, and the gain or loss associated with the issuance of shares by the investees at a price higher or lower than the carrying value per shares, adjusted for related income tax effects, are also excluded.

Non-GAAP diluted earnings per ADS represents diluted earnings per ADS calculated by dividing non-GAAP net income attributable to Baidu, which is adjusted for accretion for the redeemable noncontrolling interests, by the weighted average number of ordinary shares expressed in ADS. Adjusted EBITDA represents operating income excluding depreciation, amortization of intangible assets resulting from business combinations, 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] Unless otherwise noted, all translations from RMB to U.S. dollars are made at a rate of RMB 7.1477 to US$1.00, the exchange rate in effect as of September 30, 2019 as set forth in the H.10 statistical release of the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System. Translations are provided solely for the convenience of the reader.

[2] Excluding revenue from divested businesses, which was approximately RMB1.0 billion for the three months ended September 30, 2018.


 

  

Baidu, Inc. 

Condensed Consolidated Statements of Income (Loss)

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



Three Months Ended


September 30,


June 30,


September 30,


September 30,


2018


2019


2019


2019


RMB


RMB


RMB


USD(2)

 Revenues: 








 Online marketing services 

22,481


19,237


20,434


2,859

 Others 

5,722


7,089


7,646


1,070

 Total revenues  

28,203


26,326


28,080


3,929









 Operating costs and expenses: 








 Content costs 

6,736


5,817


7,037


985

 Traffic acquisition costs 

3,090


3,424


3,238


453

 Bandwidth costs 

1,695


2,048


2,029


284

 Others 

2,697


4,827


4,074


570

     Cost of revenues(1)

14,218


16,116


16,378


2,292

     Selling, general and administrative(1)

5,641


5,243


4,657


652

     Research and development(1)

3,916


4,734


4,690


656

 Total operating costs and expenses 

23,775


26,093


25,725


3,600

 Operating income 

4,428


233


2,355


329









 Other income (loss): 








 Interest income 

1,258


1,205


1,687


236

 Interest expense 

(479)


(805)


(788)


(110)

 Foreign exchange income (loss), net 

(54)


216


29


4

 Income (loss) from equity method investment 

419


429


(729)


(102)

 Other income (loss), net 

7,877


193


(9,683)


(1,355)

 Total other income (loss), net 

9,021


1,238


(9,484)


(1,327)









 Income (loss) before income taxes 

13,449


1,471


(7,129)


(998)

 Income tax expense 

2,053


416


934


131

 Net income (loss) 

11,396


1,055


(8,063)


(1,129)

 Less: net income (loss) attributable to noncontrolling interests 

(1,000)


(1,357)


(1,690)


(237)

 Net income (loss) attributable to Baidu 

12,396


2,412


(6,373)


(892)

















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








 -Basic

35.53


6.84


(18.37)


(2.57)

 -Diluted

35.26


6.57


(18.37)


(2.57)

Earnings (loss) per share for Class A and Class B ordinary shares:








 -Basic

355.27


68.38


(183.74)


(25.71)

 -Diluted

352.57


65.69


(183.74)


(25.71)

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







Basic 

34,891,733


34,996,791


34,793,154


34,793,154

Diluted

35,158,747


35,044,719


34,793,154


34,793,154









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








 Cost of revenues 

58


99


70


10

 Selling, general and administrative 

545


503


336


47

 Research and development 

636


1,022


810


114

 Total share-based compensation expenses 

1,239


1,624


1,216


171









(2)  All translations from RMB to U.S. dollars are made at a rate of RMB7.1477 to US$1.00, the exchange rate in effect as of September 30, 2019 as set forth in the H.10 statistical release of The Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System.

 

 

Baidu, Inc. 

Condensed Consolidated Balance Sheets

(In millions except for share information, unaudited)



December 31,


September 30,


September 30,


2018


2019


2019


RMB


RMB


USD

ASSETS






    Current assets:






 Cash and cash equivalents

27,638


14,564


2,038

 Restricted cash

2,189


2,611


365

 Short-term investments

111,626


120,233


16,821

 Accounts receivable, net

6,015


6,598


923

 Amounts due from related parties

785


1,202


168

 Other assets, current 

6,841


9,603


1,344

    Total current assets

155,094


154,811


21,659







    Non-current assets:






 Fixed assets, net

17,903


19,021


2,661

 Intangible assets, net

9,181


8,950


1,252

 Goodwill

18,536


19,103


2,673

 Long-term investments, net

80,454


78,489


10,981

 Amounts due from related parties

4,297


4,180


585

 Deferred tax assets, net

2,324


1,793


251

 Operating lease right-of-use assets

-


7,161


1,002

 Other assets, non-current 

9,777


9,351


1,308

    Total non-current assets

142,472


148,048


20,713







Total assets

297,566


302,859


42,372







LIABILITIES AND EQUITY






   Current liabilities:






      Short-term loans

3,046


3,510


491

Accounts payable and accrued liabilities

35,381


35,094


4,910

Customer deposits and deferred revenue

9,221


10,899


1,525

Deferred income

523


505


71

Long-term loans, current portion

84


363


51

Notes payable, current portion

6,871


5,356


749

Amounts due to related parties

1,727


1,804


252

Operating lease liabilities

-


2,224


311

    Total current liabilities

56,853


59,755


8,360







    Non-current liabilities:






Deferred income

54


38


5

Deferred revenue

1,309


994


139

Amounts due to related parties

4,360


4,466


625

Long-term loans

7,456


7,774


1,088

Notes payable

42,735


39,096


5,470

Convertible senior notes

4,712


12,518


1,751

Deferred tax liabilities

4,099


4,242


593

Operating lease liabilities

-


4,379


613

Other non-current liabilities

236


298


42

    Total non-current liabilities

64,961


73,805


10,326







Total liabilities

121,814


133,560


18,686







Redeemable noncontrolling interests

716


978


137







Equity






Class A Ordinary Shares, par value US$0.00005 per share, 825,000,000 shares authorized, and  27,733,692 shares and  27,448,619 shares issued and outstanding as at December 31, 2018 and  September 30, 2019

-


-


-

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, 2018 and September 30, 2019

-


-


-

Additional paid-in capital

33,441


37,262


5,213

Retained earnings

129,246


121,001


16,929

Accumulated other comprehensive income

210


(164)


(23)

    Total Baidu shareholders' equity

162,897


158,099


22,119

    Noncontrolling interests

12,139


10,222


1,430

Total equity

175,036


168,321


23,549







Total liabilities, redeemable noncontrolling interests, and equity

297,566


302,859


42,372

 

 

Baidu, Inc. 

Selected Information

(In millions except for per ADS information, unaudited)



Three months ended
September 30, 2018 (RMB)


Three months ended
June 30, 2019 (RMB)


Three months ended
September 30, 2019 (RMB)


Three months ended
September 30, 2019 (USD)


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iQIYI

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iQIYI

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iQIYI

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Baidu Core

iQIYI

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Total revenues 

21,606

6,914

(317)


28,203


19,540

7,110

(324)


26,326


21,010

7,397

(327)


28,080


2,939

1,035

(45)


3,929

  YOY













(3%)

7%



(0%)







  YOY excluding revenue from divested businesses(1)












2%




3%







  QOQ













8%

4%



7%































Operating costs and expenses: 
























  Cost of revenues (2)

6,804

7,655

(241)


14,218


9,453

6,981

(318)


16,116


8,502

8,176

(300)


16,378


1,190

1,144

(42)


2,292

  Selling, general and administrative (2)

4,428

1,292

(79)


5,641


3,898

1,346

(1)


5,243


3,320

1,350

(13)


4,657


464

189

(1)


652

  Research and development (2)

3,359

558

(1)


3,916


4,080

655

(1)


4,734


3,997

703

(10)


4,690


559

98

(1)


656

Total operating costs and expenses 

14,591

9,505

(321)


23,775


17,431

8,982

(320)


26,093


15,819

10,229

(323)


25,725


2,213

1,431

(44)


3,600

  YOY













8%

8%



8%







  Cost of revenues 













25%

7%



15%







  Selling, general and administrative 













(25%)

4%



(17%)







  Research and development 













19%

26%



20%































Operating income (loss)

7,015

(2,591)

4


4,428


2,109

(1,872)

(4)


233


5,191

(2,832)

(4)


2,355


726

(396)

(1)


329

  YOY













(26%)

9%



(47%)







  QOQ













146%

51%



911%







Operating margin 

32%

(37%)



16%


11%

(26%)



1%


25%

(38%)



8%































  Add: total other income (loss),net

9,687

(539)

(127)


9,021


1,664

(426)

-


1,238


(8,657)

(827)



(9,484)


(1,211)

(116)

-


(1,327)

  Less: income tax expense (benefit)

2,059

(6)

-


2,053


410

6

-


416


918

16



934


129

2

-


131

  Less: net income (loss) attributable to NCI

334

16

(1,350)

(4)

(1,000)


(368)

23

(1,012)

(4)

(1,357)


(97)

13

(1,606)

(4)

(1,690)


(14)

2

(225)

(4)

(237)

Net income(loss) attributable to Baidu

14,309

(3,140)

1,227


12,396


3,731

(2,327)

1,008


2,412


(4,287)

(3,688)

1,602


(6,373)


(600)

(516)

224


(892)

  YOY













-

17%



-







  QOQ













-

58%



-







Net margin 

66%

(45%)



44%


19%

(33%)



9%


(20%)

(50%)



(23%)































Other Key Metrics
























Non-GAAP operating income (loss)

8,078

(2,338)



5,744


3,485

(1,526)



1,955


6,224

(2,529)



3,691


871

(354)



516

  YOY













(23%)

8%



(36%)







  QOQ













79%

66%



89%







Non-GAAP operating margin 

37%

(34%)



20%


18%

(21%)



7%


30%

(34%)



13%































Non-GAAP net income (loss) attributable to Baidu

8,400

(2,899)



6,751


4,740

(1,962)



3,635


6,310

(3,394)



4,387


883

(475)



614

  YOY













(25%)

17%



(35%)







  QOQ













33%

73%



21%







Non-GAAP net margin 

39%

(42%)



24%


24%

(28%)



14%


30%

(46%)



16%































Adjusted EBITDA

8,963

(2,257)



6,710


4,766

(1,407)



3,355


7,525

(2,405)



5,116


1,053

(336)



716

Adjusted EBITDA margin 

41%

(33%)



24%


24%

(20%)



13%


36%

(33%)



18%























































(1)  Excluding revenue from divested businesses, which was approximately RMB1.0 billion for the three months ended September 30, 2018. 














(2)  Includes share-based compensation as follows:























 Cost of revenues 

32

26



58


58

41



99


25

45



70


4

6



10

 Selling, general and administrative 

399

146



545


327

176



503


207

129



336


29

18



47

 Research and development 

604

32



636


959

63



1,022


749

61



810


105

9



114

 Total share-based compensation 

1,035

204



1,239


1,344

280



1,624


981

235



1,216


138

33



171

 (3) Relates to intersegment eliminations and adjustments 























 (4) Relates to the net loss attributable to iQIYI noncontrolling interests 






















 

 

Baidu, Inc. 

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

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



Three months ended 


Three months ended 


Three months ended 


Three months ended 


September 30, 2018 (RMB)


 June 30, 2019 (RMB) 


 September 30, 2019 (RMB) 


September 30, 2019 (USD)


Baidu Core

iQIYI

Baidu, Inc.


Baidu Core

iQIYI

Baidu, Inc.


Baidu Core

iQIYI

Baidu, Inc.


Baidu Core

iQIYI

Baidu, Inc.

Operating income (loss)

7,015

(2,591)

4,428


2,109

(1,872)

233


5,191

(2,832)

2,355


726

(396)

329

Add:  Share-based compensation expenses

1,035

204

1,239


1,344

280

1,624


981

235

1,216


138

33

171

Add:  Amortization of intangible assets(1)

28

49

77


32

66

98


52

68

120


7

9

16

Non-GAAP operating income (loss)

8,078

(2,338)

5,744


3,485

(1,526)

1,955


6,224

(2,529)

3,691


871

(354)

516

















Add:  Depreciation of fixed assets

885

81

966


1,281

119

1,400


1,301

124

1,425


182

18

200

Adjusted EBITDA

8,963

(2,257)

6,710


4,766

(1,407)

3,355


7,525

(2,405)

5,116


1,053

(336)

716

















Net income (loss) attributable to Baidu

14,309

(3,140)

12,396


3,731

(2,327)

2,412


(4,287)

(3,688)

(6,373)


(600)

(516)

(892)

Add: Share-based compensation expenses

1,035

204

1,151


1,337

280

1,495


974

235

1,106


136

33

155

Add: Amortization of intangible assets(1), net of tax

18

40

41


8

52

37


21

50

47


3

7

7

Add: Disposal gain, net of tax

(6,697)

-

(6,569)


(181)

-

(181)


-

-

-


-

-

-

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

298

-

298


162

23

185


8,023

-

8,023


1,123

-

1,123

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

(449)

(3)

(452)


(285)

(1)

(286)


745

1

745


104

-

104

Add: Reconciling items on equity method investments, net of tax(2)

(114)

-

(114)


(32)

11

(27)


834

8

839


117

1

117

Non-GAAP net income (loss) attributable to Baidu

8,400

(2,899)

6,751


4,740

(1,962)

3,635


6,310

(3,394)

4,387


883

(475)

614

















Diluted earnings (loss) per ADS



35.26




6.57




(18.37)




(2.57)

Add:  Accretion of the redeemable noncontrolling interests



-




0.05




0.06




0.01

Add:  Non-GAAP adjustments to earnings per ADS



(16.06)




3.49




30.92




4.32

Non-GAAP diluted earnings per ADS



19.20




10.11




12.61




1.76

















Net cash provided by operating activities

10,361

994

11,355


6,074

891

6,965


8,508

293

8,801


1,190

41

1,231

Less: Capital expenditures

(2,026)

(193)

(2,219)


(1,204)

(155)

(1,359)


(1,031)

(181)

(1,212)


(145)

(25)

(170)

Free cash flow

8,335

801

9,136


4,870

736

5,606


7,477

112

7,589


1,045

16

1,061

















































(1) This represents amortization of intangible assets resulting from business combinations.

(2) This represents Baidu's share of equity method investments for other non-GAAP reconciling items, amortization of intangible assets not on the investee's books, accretion of their redeemable noncontrolling interests, and the gain or loss associated with the issuance of shares by the investees at a price higher or lower than the carrying value per shares, adjusted for related income tax effects.

(3) Non-GAAP measures are adjusted retroactively to exclude: 1) amortization of intangible assets resulting from business combinations ; and 2) share-based compensation and amortization of intangible assets not on their books, resulting from equity method pick-up; and 3) fair value change of the investees' long-term investments, net of tax, as follows:

















Non-GAAP operating income, previously reported

8,050

(2,387)

5,667


3,453

(1,592)

1,857


6,172

(2,597)

3,571


864

(363)

500

Add:  Amortization of intangible assets(1)

28

49

77


32

66

98


52

68

120


7

9

16

Non-GAAP operating income, revised

8,078

(2,338)

5,744


3,485

(1,526)

1,955


6,224

(2,529)

3,691


871

(354)

516

















Non-GAAP net income attributable to Baidu, previously reported

8,357

(2,939)

6,685


4,418

(2,025)

3,279


6,052

(3,452)

4,098


847

(483)

573

Add: Adjustments relating to equity-method investments, net of tax

25

-

25


314

11

319


237

8

242


33

1

34

Add: Amortization of intangible assets(1), net of tax

18

40

41


8

52

37


21

50

47


3

7

7

Non-GAAP net income attributable to Baidu, revised

8,400

(2,899)

6,751


4,740

(1,962)

3,635


6,310

(3,394)

4,387


883

(475)

614

















Adjusted EBITDA, previously reported

8,982

(2,150)

6,789


4,780

(1,348)

3,388


7,542

(2,345)

5,153


1,055

(328)

721

Less:  Adjustments to amortization of intangible assets

(19)

(107)

(79)


(14)

(59)

(33)


(17)

(60)

(37)


(2)

(8)

(5)

Adjusted EBITDA, revised

8,963

(2,257)

6,710


4,766

(1,407)

3,355


7,525

(2,405)

5,116


1,053

(336)

716


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