BAIDU, INC. filed this Form 424B5 on 06/26/2017
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Recent Development

Our chief financial officer, Ms. Jennifer Li, assumed the position of chief executive officer of Baidu Capital, an investment firm, in April 2017. Ms. Li intends to resign from her position as our chief financial officer upon the appointment of a successor to ensure a seamless transition of her responsibilities.

Ratio of Earnings to Fixed Charges

The following table sets forth our unaudited consolidated ratio of earnings to fixed charges for each of the periods indicated using financial information extracted, where applicable, from our audited consolidated financial statements or unaudited interim condensed consolidated financial statements. Our audited consolidated financial statements and unaudited interim condensed consolidated financial statements are prepared in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles in the United States, or U.S. GAAP.


     Year Ended December 31,      Three Months
Ended March 31,
     2012      2013      2014      2015      2016      2017  

Ratio of earnings to fixed charges

     59.1        22.9        19.1        26.6        9.2        5.1  

The ratio of earnings to fixed charges is calculated by dividing earnings by fixed charges. The term “earnings” means the sum of (a) pre-tax income from continuing operations before adjustment for income or loss from equity investees and (b) fixed charges, less the interest capitalized and the accretion of the carrying value of the redeemable equity interests of the consolidated subsidiaries. The term “fixed charges” means the sum of the following: (a) interest charges, (b) amortization of debt issuance costs and discounts related to indebtedness, (c) an estimate of the interest within rental expense, and (d) the accretion of the carrying value of redeemable equity interests attributable to the subsidiaries’ unaffiliated holders of those equity interests.

Corporate Information

We were incorporated in the Cayman Islands in January 2000. We conduct our operations in China principally through our wholly owned subsidiaries in China. We also conduct part of our operations in China through our consolidated affiliated entities in China, which hold the licenses and permits necessary to operate our websites and provide certain services. Our American depositary shares, ten of which represent one Class A ordinary share, par value US$0.00005 per share, of our company, currently trade on The NASDAQ Global Select Market under the symbol “BIDU.”

Our principal executive offices are located at Baidu Campus, No. 10 Shangdi 10th Street, Haidian District, Beijing 100085, the People’s Republic of China. Our telephone number at this address is +86 (10) 5992-8888. We have appointed C T Corporation System, which is located at 111 Eighth Avenue, New York, NY 10011, as our agent upon whom process may be served in any action brought against us under the securities laws of the United States in connection with this offering.