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BAIDU, INC. filed this Form 6-K on 02/14/2018
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Form 6-K

 

 

UNITED STATES

SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION

WASHINGTON, D.C. 20549

 

 

FORM 6-K

 

 

REPORT OF FOREIGN PRIVATE ISSUER

PURSUANT TO RULE 13a-16 OR 15d-16 UNDER

THE SECURITIES EXCHANGE ACT OF 1934

For the month of February 2018

 

 

Commission File Number: 000-51469

 

 

BAIDU, INC.

 

 

Baidu Campus

No. 10 Shangdi 10th Street

Haidian District, Beijing 100085

The People’s Republic of China

(Address of principal executive offices)

 

 

Indicate by check mark whether the registrant files or will file annual reports under cover of Form 20-F or Form 40-F.

Form 20-F  ☒            Form 40-F  ☐

Indicate by check mark if the registrant is submitting the Form 6-K in paper as permitted by Regulation S-T Rule 101(b)(1):  ☐

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SIGNATURES

Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, the registrant has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned, thereunto duly authorized.

 

BAIDU, INC.
By   :  

/s/ Herman Yu

Name   :   Herman Yu
Title   :   Chief Financial Officer

Date: February 14, 2018


Exhibit Index

 

Exhibit 99.1—Press Release

EX-99.1

Exhibit 99.1

Baidu Announces Fourth Quarter and Fiscal Year 2017 Results

BEIJING, China, February 13, 2018 – Baidu, Inc. (NASDAQ: BIDU) (“Baidu” or the “Company”), the leading Chinese language internet search provider, today announced its unaudited financial results for the fourth quarter and fiscal year ended December 31, 20171.

“In 2017, Baidu sharpened its strategic focus. We strengthened our management team and built strong momentum by adopting AI-first in our mobile businesses and investing in new AI businesses,” said Robin Li, Chairman and CEO of Baidu. “As we enter 2018, we will continue to strengthen Baidu’s search business, fuel feed’s growth and differentiate iQIYI with AI. We also look forward to further strengthening our position in autonomous driving and conversational AI, on top of the strong progress that we have made with Apollo and DuerOS in 2017.”

“We are deepening user engagement with Baidu core products and helping Baidu customers optimize their ad spending on our platform through the use of AI,” said Qi Lu, COO of Baidu. “On Baidu’s AI-enabled businesses, we are focused on expanding our partner and developer programs for our open platforms Apollo and DuerOS, which we successfully showcased at Baidu World and CES events.”

“We delivered solid financial performance in the fourth quarter with revenues up 29% year over year to RMB 23.6 billion, exceeding our guidance,” said Herman Yu, CFO of Baidu. “Entering 2018, we plan to continue our strategy to exit non-core businesses and increase investments in Baidu’s mobile and new AI businesses, which we believe play to Baidu’s strengths as a technology leader and will sow the seed for Baidu’s future growth in autonomous driving and conversational AI, particularly in the home environment.”

Fourth Quarter 2017 Financial Highlights

 

    Total revenues were RMB 23.6 billion ($3.62 billion), increasing 29% year over year. Mobile revenue represented 76% of total revenues, compared to 65% for the fourth quarter of 2016.

 

    Operating profit was RMB 4.8 billion ($734 million), increasing 118% year over year. Operating margin reached 20%, compared to 12% for the fourth quarter of 2016.

 

    Non-GAAP operating profit was RMB 5.8 billion ($884 million), increasing 104% year over year. Non-GAAP operating margin reached 24%, compared to 15% for the fourth quarter of 2016. iQIYI reduced non-GAAP operating margin by 12 percentage points for the fourth quarter of 2017.

 

    Net income attributable to Baidu was RMB 4.2 billion ($639 million) and diluted earnings attributable to Baidu per ADS was RMB 12 ($1.90). Non-GAAP net income attributable to Baidu2 was RMB 5.2 billion ($804 million) and non-GAAP diluted earnings per ADS3 was RMB 15 ($2.29).

 

    Adjusted EBITDA was RMB 6.9 billion ($1.05 billion), increasing 78% year over year, or 29% of total revenues.

 

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 RMB6.5063 to US$1.00, the effective noon buying rate as of December 29, 2017, 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  Non-GAAP net income attributable to Baidu represents net income attributable to Baidu excluding share-based compensation expenses and 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.
3 

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

 

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Fiscal Year 2017 Financial Highlights

 

    Total revenues were RMB 84.8 billion ($13.03 billion), increasing 20% from 2016. Mobile revenue represented 73% of total revenues, compared to 63% in 2016.

 

    Operating profit was RMB 15.7 billion ($2.41 billion), increasing 56% from 2016. Operating margin reached 19%, compared to 14% in 2016.

 

    Non-GAAP operating profit was RMB 18.9 billion ($2.91 billion), increasing 60% from 2016. Non-GAAP operating margin reached 22%, compared to 17% in 2016. iQIYI reduced non-GAAP operating margins by 11 percentage points in 2017.

 

    Net income attributable to Baidu was RMB 18.3 billion ($2.81 billion) and diluted earnings attributable to Baidu per ADS was RMB 52 ($8.06). Non-GAAP net income attributable to Baidu was RMB 22.3 billion ($3.42 billion) and non-GAAP diluted earnings per ADS was RMB 64 ($9.79).

 

    Adjusted EBITDA was RMB 23.3 billion ($3.59 billion), increasing 48% from 2016, or 28% of total revenues.

Other Highlights

 

    Baidu’s annual conference Baidu World was held in Beijing in November 2017. This year’s theme was “Bring AI to Life,” which highlighted Baidu’s efforts to bring AI to everyday life by enabling products and services to adopt Baidu’s AI to better understand and serve consumers. At the event, Baidu launched DuerOS 2.0.

 

    Baidu showcased Apollo and DuerOS at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas in January 2018 and announced Apollo 2.0.

 

    Baidu and the government of Xiong An in China’s Hebei province signed a strategic collaboration agreement to develop the new economic zone into a smart city powered by smart transport, voice assistance and cloud computing.

 

    Baidu launched Bear Paw account to improve the search experience and enable businesses and brands to engage with Baidu users.

 

    Baidu and Huawei formed a comprehensive strategic cooperation that spans from AI platforms and technology to internet services and content ecosystem.

 

    Baidu and China CITIC Bank announced the opening of a joint venture, Baixin Bank, which offers online and telephone banking services and a range of innovative services that leverage Baidu’s AI technology and big data.

 

    Baidu opened a second R&D facility in Silicon Valley and a new engineering office in Seattle, WA, which will focus on autonomous driving, Internet security and other development work.

 

    Baidu launched Baidu Wifi Translator, a portable translation and hotspot device that audio translate several languages using advanced deep learning, voice recognition and other AI technologies. In partnership with Ctrip, Baidu’s portable translation and hotspot device is available in various airports throughout China.

 

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Apollo

 

    Baidu released Apollo 2.0, which supports simple urban road conditions and introduced four new functions, including cloud services, software platforms, reference hardware platforms and reference vehicle platforms. Apollo supports four main computing platforms, including NVIDIA, Intel, NXP and Renesas. Baidu announced that the Apollo platform has 165,000 lines of code and is adding approximately 65,000 lines of code each quarter.

 

    Apollo has garnered more than 90 partners, including some of the world’s leading forces in autonomous driving.

 

    China’s Ministry of Science and Technology announced that Baidu Apollo has been designated as the national autonomous driving open platform.

 

    Baidu formed a strategic partnership with Xiamen King Long United Automotive (King Long). King Long plans to produce Level 4 buses using Apollo by July 2018.

 

    Baidu formed a strategic partnership with BAIC Group. BAIC Group plans to mass-produce vehicles with Level 3 autonomous features around 2019 and fully autonomous Level 4 cars around 2021 using Apollo.

 

    Baidu partnered with automobile manufacturer Chery to provide functions such as smart voice interaction, smart online navigation, facial identification and interconnected entertainment to Chery’s high-end product EXEED TX. Chery plans to mass-produce Level 3 autonomous vehicles in 2020.

 

    Baidu formed a strategic partnership with Anhui Jianghuai Automobile Group Corporation (JAC) for the mass production of self-driving cars. JAC plans to begin producing cars using Apollo in the second half of 2019.

 

    Baidu formed a strategic partnership with Chinese car-hailing company Shouqi Limousine & Chauffeur to fast-track the development of smart transport through Apollo and DuerOS platforms.

 

    Baidu and NXP Semiconductors have announced a strategic cooperation in autonomous driving. NXP will join Apollo and provide semiconductor products and solutions including millimeter wave radar, V2X, security, smart connectivity and in-vehicle experience technologies.

 

    Baidu, NVIDIA and ZF are creating a production-ready AI autonomous vehicle platform designed for China. This collaboration is based on Baidu’s Apollo Pilot, an autonomous driving product targeted for mass production, the new NVIDIA DRIVE Xavier™ and ZF’s new ProAI car computer.

 

    Baidu and Udacity announced the launch of Apollo’s autonomous driving online courses, which are designed to expand the base of Apollo developers.

 

    Baidu launched the Apollo Global Institute to help close the global AI talent gap, leveraging Baidu’s technology centers in Beijing, Shanghai, Shenzhen, Silicon Valley and Seattle.

 

    Baidu plans to form a RMB 10 billion ($1.5 billion) Apollo Fund to invest in autonomous driving and expand Apollo’s ecosystem.

DuerOS

 

    Baidu released DuerOS major upgrade version 2.0 with enriched solutions, Bot platform for developers and an improved voice interaction experience. DuerOS has more than 130 partners building over 50 DuerOS-powered hardware products, including televisions, smart speakers, smartphones, smart headsets and more. DuerOS Intelligent Device Platform launched more turn-key solutions to cover various form factors, including televisions, smart speakers, smartphones, smart headsets and smart robots. DuerOS Bot Platform has garnered over 7,000 skill developers and released over 100 skills.

 

    Baidu formed a strategic partnership with Qualcomm to optimize Baidu’s voice assistant DuerOS for smartphones on the Qualcomm® Snapdragon™ Mobile Platform, including the upcoming Snapdragon 845 Mobile Platform.

 

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    Baidu formed a strategic partnership with NVIDIA to enable NVIDIA SHIELD launched in China to be equipped with Baidu’s voice assistant DuerOS, offering Chinese consumers a cutting-edge gaming, AI and home entertainment experience.

 

    Baidu launched raven H, a smart speaker, as its first 1st party AI hardware. Three new DuerOS-powered smart devices were showcased at CES, including Little Fish VSI smart video speaker, Sengled smart lamp speaker and popIn Aladdin, a smart projector lamp for the Japanese market.

In the following section, comparison and analysis are provided based on reported consolidated financial results.

Fourth Quarter 2017 Results

Total revenues reached RMB 23.6 billion ($3.62 billion), representing a 29% increase year over year. Online marketing revenues were RMB 20.4 billion ($3.14 billion), representing a 26% increase year over year. Baidu had approximately 460,000 active online marketing customers4, representing a 2% increase year over year. Revenue per online marketing customer was approximately RMB 44,300 ($6,800), a 25% increase year over year.

Traffic acquisition cost as a component of cost of revenues was RMB 2.5 billion ($387 million), representing 10.7% of total revenues, compared to 14.5% in the fourth quarter of 2016.

Bandwidth costs as a component of cost of revenues were RMB 1.4 billion ($215 million), representing 5.9% of total revenues, compared to 6.8% in the fourth quarter of 2016.

Depreciation costs as a component of cost of revenues were RMB 885 million ($136 million), representing 3.8% of total revenues, compared to 4.5% in the fourth quarter of 2016.

Operational costs as a component of cost of revenues were RMB 1.1 billion ($174 million), representing 4.8% of total revenues, compared to 6.5% in the fourth quarter of 2016.

Content costs as a component of cost of revenues were RMB 3.8 billion ($577 million), representing 15.9% of total revenues, compared to 14.1% in the fourth quarter of 2016. The year-over-year increase was mainly due to iQIYI’s increased content costs.

Selling, general and administrative expenses were RMB 3.6 billion ($558 million), representing an increase of 9% year over year.

Research and development expenses were RMB 3.7 billion ($569 million), a 25% increase year over year. The increase was primarily due to the growth of research and development personnel-related cost.

 

4  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.

 

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Share-based compensation expenses, which were allocated to related operating costs and expense line items, were RMB 977 million ($150 million), compared to RMB 632 million in the fourth quarter of 2016.

Operating profit was RMB 4.8 billion ($734 million), representing a 118% increase year over year. Non-GAAP operating profit was RMB 5.8 billion ($884 million), representing a 104% increase year over year.

Other loss, net was RMB 294 million ($45 million). Other income, net was RMB 1.8 billion in the fourth quarter of 2016, which mainly consisted of the investment gain recognized as a result of Baidu’s exchange of Uber China shares with Didi.

Income tax expense was RMB 929 million ($143 million), compared to income tax expense of RMB 401 million in the fourth quarter of 2016. Effective tax rate was 18%, compared to 9% for the fourth quarter of 2016. The increase in the effective tax rate was mainly due to tax refund received in Q4 2016, as a result of newly granted preferential tax licenses for certain PRC subsidiaries.

Net income attributable to Baidu was RMB 4.2 billion ($639 million), representing a 1% increase year over year. Diluted earnings per ADS amounted to RMB 12 ($1.90). Non-GAAP net income attributable to Baidu was RMB 5.2 billion ($804 million), a 14% increase year over year. Non-GAAP diluted earnings per ADS amounted to RMB 15 ($2.29).

As of December 31, 2017, the Company had cash, cash equivalents and short-term investments of RMB 100.5 billion ($15.44 billion). Net operating cash inflow was RMB 10.0 billion ($1.53 billion) and capital expenditures were RMB 1.2 billion ($183 million).

Fiscal Year 2017 Results

Total revenues reached RMB 84.8 billion ($13.03 billion), representing a 20% increase from 2016. Online marketing revenues were RMB 73.1 billion ($11.24 billion), representing a 13% increase from 2016. Baidu had approximately 775,000 active online marketing customers, representing a 21% decrease from 2016. Revenue per online marketing customer was approximately RMB 93,500 ($14,371), a 43% increase from 2016.

Traffic acquisition costs were RMB 9.7 billion ($1.48 billion), representing 11.4% of total revenues, compared to 14.7% in 2016.

Bandwidth costs as a component of cost of revenues were RMB 5.6 billion ($854 million), representing 6.6% of total revenues, compared to 6.7% in 2016.

Depreciation costs as a component of cost of revenues were RMB 3.4 billion ($521 million), representing 4.0% of total revenues, compared to 4.4% in 2016.

Operational costs as a component of cost of revenues were RMB 4.7 billion ($722 million), representing 5.5% of total revenues, compared to 6.3% in 2016.

 

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Content costs as a component of cost of revenues were RMB 13.4 billion ($2.06 billion), representing 15.8% of total revenues, compared to 11.1% in 2016. The year-over-year increase was mainly due to iQIYI’s increased content costs.

Selling, general and administrative expenses were RMB 13.1 billion ($2.02 billion), representing a decrease of 13% from 2016, primarily due to a decrease in promotional spending.

Research and development expenses totaled RMB 12.9 billion ($1.99 billion), representing a 27% increase from 2016. The increase was primarily due to the growth of research and development personnel-related costs.

Share-based compensation expenses, which were allocated to related operating cost and expense line items, were RMB 3.2 billion ($499 million), compared to RMB 1.8 billion in 2016.

Operating profit was RMB 15.7 billion ($2.41 billion), a 56% increase from 2016. Non-GAAP operating profit was RMB 18.9 billion ($2.91 billion), representing a 60% increase from 2016.

Other income, net was RMB 4.6 billion ($707 million), which mainly consisted of the investment gain recognized as a result of disposal of Baidu Deliveries. Other income, net was RMB3.8 billion in 2016, which mainly consisted of the investment gain recognized as a result of Baidu’s exchange of Uber China shares with Didi.

Income tax expense was RMB 3.0 billion ($460 million), compared to an income tax expense of RMB 2.9 billion in 2016. Effective tax rate was 14%, compared to 20% in 2016. The decrease in the effective tax rate was primarily due to the nontaxable investment gain.

Net income attributable to Baidu was RMB 18.3 billion ($2.81 billion), representing a 57% increase from 2016. Diluted earnings attributable to Baidu per ADS amounted to RMB 52 ($8.06). Non-GAAP net income attributable to Baidu was RMB 22.3 billion ($3.42 billion), a 68% increase from 2016. Non-GAAP diluted earnings per ADS was RMB 64 ($9.79).

Net operating cash inflow was RMB 32.9 billion ($5.05 billion) and capital expenditures were RMB 4.8 billion ($735 million).

Recent Development

Baidu’s online video subsidiary, iQIYI, Inc. (“iQIYI”), has submitted a draft registration statement on Form F-1 in compliance with the U.S. Securities Act of 1933, as amended (the “Securities Act”) to the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (the “SEC”) for a proposed initial public offering of iQIYI and listing of iQIYI’s American depositary shares representing its ordinary shares on a major stock exchange in the U.S. (the “Proposed IPO”). The Proposed IPO is expected to commence as capital markets conditions permit and is subject to iQIYI’s public filing of the registration statement with the SEC in compliance with the Securities Act, and the SEC declaring such registration statement effective. The proposed number of American depositary shares to be offered and sold in the Proposed IPO has not yet been determined. Baidu expects to remain iQIYI’s controlling shareholder after the completion of the Proposed IPO.

 

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This announcement is being made pursuant to and in accordance with Rule 135 under the Securities Act. This press release is not intended to, and does not, constitute an offer to sell or a solicitation of an offer to purchase any securities, in the United States or elsewhere, and it is not intended to, and does not, constitute an offer, solicitation or sale of any securities in any state or jurisdiction in which such an offer, solicitation or sale would be unlawful. Any public offering of securities to be made in the United States will be made by means of a prospectus that may be obtained from the issuer or the selling security holder and that will contain detailed information about the issuer and management, as well as financial statements.

Financial Guidance

For the first quarter of 2018, Baidu expects net revenues to be between RMB19.86 billion ($3.05 billion) and RMB20.97 billion ($3.22 billion), representing a 25% to 32% increase year over year. Excluding disposed businesses, such as mobile games and Baidu Deliveries, the guidance represents a 29% to 36% increase year over year. This forecast reflects Baidu’s current and preliminary view, which is subject to substantial uncertainty.

Starting on January 1, 2018, Baidu adopted a new revenue accounting standard (ASC 606). The most significant impact will be the reclassification of value added tax from cost of revenues to net against revenues. If presented net of value added tax, revenues for fiscal 2017 would have been approximately 5.6% lower than currently presented. The above guidance reflects Baidu’s new reporting requirement. If presented on the same basis as 2017, gross revenues are expected to be between RMB 21.05 billion ($3.24 billion) and RMB22.23 billion ($3.42 billion), representing a 25% to 32% increase year over year.

Conference Call Information

Baidu’s management will hold an earnings conference call at 8:00 PM on February 13, 2018, U.S. Eastern Time (9:00 AM on February 14, 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:    4299938   

A replay of the conference call may be accessed by phone at the following number until February 21, 2018:

 

International:    +61 2 8199 0299   
Passcode:    4299938   

 

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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 first 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, Japan 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.

 

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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 profit, non-GAAP net income attributable to Baidu, non-GAAP diluted earnings per ADS, adjusted EBITDA 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 profit represents operating profit excluding share-based compensation expenses. Non-GAAP net income attributable to Baidu represents net income attributable to Baidu excluding share-based compensation expenses and 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. 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 profit excluding depreciation, amortization 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.”

 

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Baidu, Inc.     

Condensed Consolidated Statements of Income    

 

     Three Months Ended     Twelve Months Ended  
     December 31,     September 30,     December 31,     December 31,     December 31,  

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

   2016     2017     2017     2016     2017  
     Unaudited     Unaudited     Unaudited     Audited     Unaudited  

Revenues:

          

Online marketing services

     16,166       20,108       20,418       64,525       73,146  

Other services

     2,046       3,381       3,138       6,024       11,663  
  

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

 

Total revenues

     18,212       23,489       23,556       70,549       84,809  
  

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

 

Operating costs and expenses:

          

Cost of revenues (note 1, 2)

     (9,721     (11,801     (11,446     (35,278     (43,062

Selling, general and administrative (note 2)

     (3,334     (3,746     (3,632     (15,071     (13,128

Research and development (note 2)

     (2,972     (3,242     (3,704     (10,151     (12,928
  

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

 

Total operating costs and expenses

     (16,027     (18,789     (18,782     (60,500     (69,118
  

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

 

Operating profit

     2,185       4,700       4,774       10,049       15,691  
  

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

 

Other income:

          

Interest income

     631       876       917       2,342       3,154  

Interest expense

     (294     (557     (400     (1,158     (1,615

Foreign exchange income(loss), net

     310       (130     (113     508       (482

Loss from equity method investments

     (106     (73     204       (1,026     (63

Other income (loss), net

     1,796       4,229       (294     3,794       4,598  
  

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

 

Total other income

     2,337       4,345       314       4,460       5,592  
  

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

 

Income before income taxes

     4,522       9,045       5,088       14,509       21,283  
  

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

 

Income taxes

     (401     (1,097     (929     (2,913     (2,995

Net income

     4,121       7,948       4,159       11,596       18,288  
  

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

 

Less: net loss attributable to noncontrolling interests

     (8     (1     —         (36     (13

Net income attributable to Baidu

     4,129       7,949       4,159       11,632       18,301  
  

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

 

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

          

Basic

     114.32       242.48       125.02       319.47       527.51  

Diluted

     113.98       240.49       123.81       318.62       524.08  

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

          

Basic

     11.43       24.25       12.50       31.95       52.75  

Diluted

     11.40       24.05       12.38       31.86       52.41  

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

          

Basic

     34,712,363       34,703,924       34,783,969       34,665,238       34,725,123  

Diluted

     34,816,049       34,991,177       35,123,903       34,757,086       34,952,391  

(1) Cost of revenues are detailed as follows:

          

Sales tax and surcharges

     (1,239     (1,700     (1,713     (4,717     (6,181

Traffic acquisition costs

     (2,636     (2,476     (2,518     (10,373     (9,657

Bandwidth costs

     (1,235     (1,440     (1,400     (4,716     (5,558

Depreciation costs

     (812     (852     (885     (3,075     (3,388

Operational costs

     (1,186     (1,383     (1,130     (4,430     (4,697

Content costs

     (2,571     (3,897     (3,754     (7,864     (13,398

Share-based compensation expenses

     (42     (53     (46     (103     (183
  

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

 

Total cost of revenues

     (9,721     (11,801     (11,446     (35,278     (43,062
  

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

 

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

          

Cost of revenues

     (42     (53     (46     (103     (183

Selling, general and administrative

     (114     (252     (298     (429     (973

Research and development

     (476     (536     (633     (1,228     (2,088
  

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

 

Total share-based compensation expenses

     (632     (841     (977     (1,760     (3,244
  

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

 


Baidu, Inc.     

Condensed Consolidated Balance Sheets    

 

     December 31,     December 31,  

(In RMB millions except for number of shares and per share data)

   2016     2017  
     Audited     Unaudited  

ASSETS

    

Current assets:

    

Cash and cash equivalents

     10,898       11,084  

Restricted cash

     318       252  

Short-term investments

     71,196       89,381  

Other invested securities

     7,748       18,350  

Accounts receivable, net

     4,109       4,571  

Loans and interest receivable, net

     1,800       23,938  

Amounts due from related parties

     346       168  

Other assets, current

     3,345       3,425  
  

 

 

   

 

 

 

Total current assets

     99,760       151,169  
  

 

 

   

 

 

 

Non-current assets:

    

Fixed assets, net

     11,294       12,475  

Intangible assets, net

     3,872       5,467  

Goodwill

     15,342       15,806  

Long-term investments, net

     45,690       56,283  

Loans and interest receivable, net

     2,709       3,467  

Amounts due from related parties

     11       9  

Deferred tax assets, net

     1,100       1,532  

Other assets, non-current

     2,219       5,520  
  

 

 

   

 

 

 

Total non-current assets

     82,237       100,559  
  

 

 

   

 

 

 

Total assets

     181,997       251,728  
  

 

 

   

 

 

 

LIABILITIES AND EQUITY

    

Current liabilities:

    

Short-term loans

     1,115       1,244  

Amounts due to the third-party investors

     7,025       38,486  

Accounts payable and accrued liabilities

     21,630       27,523  

Customer advances and deposits

     6,032       6,785  

Deferred revenue

     596       788  

Deferred income

     566       568  

Long-term loans, current portion

     3,468       10  

Notes payable, current portion

     5,203       6,500  

Capital lease obligation

     8       —    

Amounts due to related parties

     459       153  
  

 

 

   

 

 

 

Total current liabilities

     46,102       82,057  
  

 

 

   

 

 

 

Non-current liabilities:

    

Deferred income

     28       73  

Long-term loans

     6,822       6,701  

Notes payable

     27,648       29,111  

Deferred tax liabilities

     3,589       3,375  

Other non-current liabilities

     65       39  
  

 

 

   

 

 

 

Total non-current liabilities

     38,152       39,299  
  

 

 

   

 

 

 

Total liabilities

     84,254       121,356  
  

 

 

   

 

 

 

Redeemable noncontrolling interests

     5,492       11,022  

Equity

    

Class A ordinary shares, par value US$0.00005 per share, 825,000,000 shares authorized, and 27,325,551 shares and 27,614,978 shares issued and outstanding as of December 31, 2016 and December 31, 2017

     —         —    

Class B ordinary shares, par value US$0.00005 per share, 35,400,000 shares authorized, and 7,401,254 shares and 7,201,254 shares issued and outstanding as of December 31, 2016 and December 31, 2017

     —         —    

Additional paid-in capital

     8,323       12,088  

Retained earnings

     85,734       102,328  

Accumulated other comprehensive income(loss)

     (1,783     930  
  

 

 

   

 

 

 

Total Baidu, Inc. shareholders’ equity

     92,274       115,346  

Noncontrolling interests

     (23     4,004  

Total equity

     92,251       119,350  
  

 

 

   

 

 

 

Total liabilities, redeemable noncontrolling interests, and equity

     181,997       251,728  
  

 

 

   

 

 

 


Reconciliations of non-GAAP financial measures to the nearest comparable GAAP measures (in RMB millions except for share and per ADS information, unaudited)    

 

     Three months ended     Twelve months ended  
     December 31, 2016     September 30, 2017     December 31, 2017     December 31, 2016     December 31, 2017  

Operating profit

     2,185       4,700       4,774       10,049       15,691  

Add: Share-based compensation expenses

     632       841       977       1,760       3,244  
  

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

 

Non-GAAP operating profit

     2,817       5,541       5,751       11,809       18,935  
  

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

 

Add: Depreciation of fixed assets

     912       957       993       3,451       3,805  

Add: Amortization of intangible assets

     126       347       110       532       594  
  

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

 

Adjusted EBITDA

     3,855       6,845       6,854       15,792       23,334  
  

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

 
     Three months ended     Twelve months ended  
     December 31, 2016     September 30, 2017     December 31, 2017     December 31, 2016     December 31, 2017  

Net income attributable to Baidu

     4,129       7,949       4,159       11,632       18,301  

Add: Share-based compensation expenses

     632       841       977       1,760       3,244  

Add: (Gain)loss associated with the dilution of equity method investees

     (156     286       97       (173     726  
  

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

 

Non-GAAP net income attributable to Baidu

     4,605       9,076       5,233       13,219       22,271  
  

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

 

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

     348,160,487       349,911,767       351,239,027       347,570,857       349,523,907  

GAAP diluted earnings per ADS

     11.40       24.05       12.38       31.86       52.41  

Add: Accretion of the redeemable noncontrolling interests

     0.46       (1.33     (0.54     1.61       (0.05

Add: Share-based compensation expenses

     1.82       2.40       2.78       5.06       9.28  

Add: Dilution (Gain) loss associated with equity method investees

     (0.45     0.82       0.28       (0.50     2.08  
  

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

 

Non-GAAP diluted earnings per ADS

     13.23       25.94       14.90       38.03       63.72  
  

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

 


Reconciliation from net cash provided by operating activities to free cash flow (in RMB millions, unaudited)

 

    Three months
ended
    As a % of     Three months
ended
    As a % of     Three months
ended
    As a % of     Twelve months
ended
    As a % of     Twelve months
ended
    As a % of  
    December 31,
2016
    total
revenues
    September 30,
2017
    total
revenues
    December 31,
2017
    total
revenues
    December 31,
2016
    total
revenues
    December 31,
2017
    total
revenues
 

Net cash provided by operating activities

    8,011       44     10,517       45     9,967       42     22,258       32     32,880       39

Less: Capital expenditures

    (1,201     -7     (1,297     -6     (1,188     -5     (4,189     -6     (4,779     -6
 

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

 

Free cash flow

    6,810       37     9,220       39     8,779       37     18,069       26     28,101       33