Baidu Announces Fourth Quarter and Fiscal Year 2020 Results

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BEIJING, Feb. 17, 2021 /PRNewswire/ — Baidu, Inc. (NASDAQ: BIDU) (“Baidu” or the “Company”), a leading AI company with strong Internet foundation, today announced unaudited financial results[1] for the fourth quarter and fiscal year ended December 31, 2020.

“Baidu ended 2020 on a solid note with our business benefiting from improving macroeconomic environment and the digitalization of industrial Internet. Our focus on innovation through technology is paying off with Baidu Core non-marketing revenue growing 52% year over year in the fourth quarter,” said Robin Li, Co-founder and CEO of Baidu. “As we enter 2021, Baidu is well positioned as a leading AI company with strong Internet foundation to seize the huge market opportunities in cloud services, autonomous driving, smart transportation, and other AI opportunities. We also hope to capitalize on our huge Internet reach with more non-marketing services.”

“Baidu revenue reached US$16.4 billion with adjusted EBITDA reaching US$4.2 billion in 2020. Despite an unprecedented year, our business returned to growth and our profits were solid in the fourth quarter,” said Herman Yu, CFO of Baidu. “Through years of investment in research, AI chip design, developer community, patents and talent development, we are turning AI into innovative use cases. For example, Baidu AI cloud differentiating with AI solutions grew 67% year over year in Q4, reaching an annualized run rate of US$2.0 billion. We will continue to invest heavily in technology to optimize Baidu’s long-term growth and pursue our mission to make the world simpler through technology.”

Fourth Quarter and Fiscal Year 2020 Financial Highlights


Baidu, Inc.

(In millions except per

Q4


Q3


Q4





FY


FY




ADS, unaudited)

2019


2020


2020



YOY


2019


2020



YOY


RMB


RMB


RMB

US$




   RMB


   RMB

US$



Total revenues

28,884


28,232


30,263

4,638


5%


107,413


107,074

16,410


(0%)

















Operating income

4,655


6,156


4,977

763


7%


6,307


14,340

2,198


127%

Operating income (non-GAAP) [2]

6,753


7,636


7,055

1,081


4%


12,800


21,732

3,331


70%

















Net income to Baidu

6,345


13,678


5,174

794


(18%)


2,057


22,472

3,444


992%

Net income to Baidu (non-GAAP) [2]

9,193


6,988


6,868

1,053


(25%)


18,182


22,020

3,375


21%

















Diluted earnings per ADS

18.25


39.79


15.05

2.31


(18%)


5.60


64.98

9.96


1060%

Diluted earnings per ADS (non-GAAP) [2]

26.54


20.35


20.08

3.08


(24%)


52.04


63.93

9.80


23%

















Adjusted EBITDA [2]

8,175


9,073


8,564

1,312


5%


18,416


27,503

4,215


49%

Adjusted EBITDA margin

28%


32%


28%

28%




17%


26%

26%




Baidu Core


Q4


Q3


Q4





FY


FY




(In millions, unaudited)

2019


2020


2020



YOY


2019


2020



YOY


RMB


RMB


RMB

US$




RMB


RMB

US$



Total revenues

21,711


21,379


23,111

3,542


6%


79,711


78,684

12,059


(1%)

















Operating income

6,870


7,404


6,320

969


(8%)


15,261


20,538

3,148


35%

Operating income (non-GAAP) [2]

8,492


8,505


8,031

1,231


(5%)


20,311


26,366

4,041


30%

















Net income to Baidu Core

7,433


14,368


6,036

925


(19%)


7,580


26,524

4,065


250%

Net income to Baidu Core (non- GAAP) [2]

9,950


7,486


7,533

1,154


(24%)


22,824


25,192

3,861


10%

















Adjusted EBITDA[2]

9,788


9,822


9,422

1,444


(4%)


25,451


31,656

4,851


24%

Adjusted EBITDA margin

45%


46%


41%

41%




32%


40%

40%



































[1] Unless otherwise noted, RMB to USD was converted at an exchange rate of RMB6.5250 as of December 31, 2020,
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] Non-GAAP measures are defined in the Non-GAAP Financial Measures section (see also “Reconciliations of Non-
GAAP Financial Measures to the Nearest Comparable GAAP Measures” for more details).

Other Highlights

Corporate

  • The developer community on Baidu Open AI Platform has reached 2.65 million, making it the largest among Chinese Companies, based on a commissioned research. Having a large developer community helps Baidu improve our AI capabilities and better understand the AI usage trend for the industries that Baidu serves.
  • Baidu holds the largest portfolio of AI patents and patent applications in China, according to CICS-CERT, a research arm of the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology.
  • Baidu recently released four series of ESG report, detailing its policy on anti-corruption, non-discrimination, privacy protection, data security, talent empowerment and low carbon emission commitment (for more information, please see http://esg.baidu.com/en/index.html).
  • Baidu’s efforts in smart transportation and autonomous driving, including enabling electric vehicles and robotaxis, decrease carbon emission and improve traffic efficiency, road safety and air pollution, which support green energy and environment.
  • Baidu will hold an extraordinary general meeting on March 1, 2021 (for more information, please see https://ir.baidu.com/ir-calendar for more information).
  • Baidu returned US$581 million to shareholders in Q4 2020, increasing the 2020 share repurchase to US$1.9 billion, compared to US$0.7 billion in 2019. In December, the Company upsized its 2020 Share Repurchase Program to US$4.5 billion, of which US$2.8 billion remains available for repurchase through December 31, 2022.

AI Cloud

  • Baidu has been ranked No. 1 in China’s AI public cloud market, according to the latest IDC report for 1H 2020, marking the third time that Baidu has topped the list.
  • Baidu AI call center solution, powered by Baidu Brain to handle large-scale customer calls with conversational AI, is becoming an industry standard to improve call service quality and operational efficiency. Its first key customer, a major telecom operator, has made two repeat purchases of the AI solution, and the AI solution is being adopted by customers across multiple industries, including airline, financial services, energy and automobile.
  • Baidu has completed Phase I of the smart transportation project in Guangzhou, which includes the deployment of Apollo V2X smart road infrastructure and Apollo Mobility as a Service (MaaS). The smart transportation project covers 102 intersections in the Huangpu district of Guangzhou, and commercial vehicles entering the vicinity are installing DuerOS powered rearview mirrors, to enable traffic violation enforcement, even if the license plate of a violating vehicle is covered by mud. Apollo MaaS allows local commuters to order Apollo robotaxi and robobus from Baidu App and Baidu Maps (as public transportation) and enables traffic authorities to monitor and prioritize the city’s transport services.
  • Apollo’s strategic partnerships in smart transportation with Beijing, Guangzhou, Shanghai and Chongqing, to name a few, are becoming an important milestone for modern cities, serving as the “transportation brain” to enable traffic authorities to better manage and improve traffic efficiency, road safety and air pollution.
  • At the 2020 Annual ABC Summit, Baidu announced its plan to begin mass production of Kunlun II AI chip later this year, for use in search, industrial AI and smart transportation.

Intelligent Driving

  • Apollo robotaxi and robobus fleets have serviced over 210,000 rides as of December 2020.
  • Baidu receives the first driverless testing permit in China and becomes the first Chinese company to receive driverless testing permit both in California and China, bringing Apollo’s total autonomous driving licenses in China to 199, reflecting the geographic reach of Apollo’s testing scenarios.
  • Apollo has been named the top Chinese autonomous driving company, leading its peers across all testing categories for the third consecutive year, according to the 2020 Beijing Autonomous Vehicles Road Test Report.
  • Apollo Self Driving (ASD) is gaining momentum, having signed strategic partnerships with 10 leading local and multinational automakers on services, such as high definition (HD) Maps and automated valet parking (AVP), to power their new passenger vehicles. Apollo autonomous navigation pilot (ANP) has recently began accepting orders, which comes timely with MIIT, China’s transportation agency, recently releasing draft regulation to allow highway testing of autonomous driving.
  • Baidu plans to form an electric vehicle company and use its intelligent driving capabilities to power next generation passenger vehicles. Baidu has entered into a strategic partnership with leading automaker Zhejiang Geely Holding Group, owner of the Volvo and Geely Auto brands, to contribute its expertise in automobile design and manufacturing.

Smart Assistant

  • DuerOS monthly voice queries reached 6.2 billion and voice queries on Xiaodu devices reached 3.7 billion in December 2020, up 66% year over year.
  • DuerOS skills store now offers over 4,400 skills in wide ranging genres, and its developer community has reached 47,000.
  • Xiaodu Smart Display ranked No.1 in smart display shipments globally in Q3 2020, according to market research firms IDC, Strategy Analytics and Canalys.

Mobile Ecosystem

  • Baidu has strengthened its strong Internet foundation with Baidu App monthly active users (MAUs) reaching 544 million and daily logged in users reaching over 70%, up 18 points from a year ago, in December 2020.
  • Baidu’s AI building blocks are helping creators, publishers and service providers better engage with users and perform user life-time management:
    • ­BJH publisher accounts grew 48% to reached 3.8 million and creators on BJH almost tripled from a year ago. Average daily live streaming sessions on knowledge-centric topics grew 3.5 folds sequentially in December 2020;
    • ­Smart Mini Program MAUs reached 414 million, while the number of SMPs grew 124% year over year in December 2020; and
    • ­Revenue from Managed Page reached 1/3 of Baidu Core’s online marketing revenue, up from under 24% a year ago. Over 300,000 Managed Page customers have adopted Baidu marketing cloud, to improve user engagement and conversion.

iQIYI

  • iQIYI subscribers reached 101.7 million in December 2020, further strengthening iQIYI’s foundation to produce entertainment blockbuster originals.

Fourth Quarter 2020 Results

Total revenues reached RMB 30.3 billion ($4.64 billion), increasing 5% year over year.

Revenue from Baidu Core reached RMB 23.1 billion ($3.54 billion), increasing 6% year over year. Online marketing revenue from Baidu Core was RMB 18.9 billion ($2.90 billion), flat from last year. Non-marketing revenue from Baidu Core reached RMB 4.2 billion ($645 million), increasing 52% year over year, driven by cloud and other services.

Revenue from iQIYI reached RMB 7.5 billion ($1.14 billion), decreasing 1% year over year.

Cost of revenues was RMB 14.5 billion ($2.23 billion), decreasing 6% year over year, primarily due to a decrease in content costs, traffic acquisition costs, bandwidth costs and the amortization/impairment of intangible assets resulting from business combinations, partially offset by an increase in cost of goods sold.

Selling, general and administrative expenses were RMB 5.1 billion ($780 million), increasing 29% year over year, primarily due to an increase in promotional expense.

Research and development expense was RMB 5.7 billion ($869 million), increasing 19% year over year, primarily due to an increase in personnel related expense.

Operating income was RMB 5.0 billion ($763 million). Baidu Core operating income was RMB 6.3 billion ($969 million), and Baidu Core operating margin was 27%. Non-GAAP operating income was RMB 7.1 billion ($1.08 billion). Non-GAAP Baidu Core operating income was RMB 8.0 billion ($1.23 billion), and non-GAAP Baidu Core operating margin was 35%.

Total other income, net was RMB 533 million ($82 million), compared to RMB 699 million last year. Income tax expense was RMB 1.0 billion ($158 million), compared to RMB 304 million last year.

Net income attributable to Baidu was RMB 5.2 billion ($794 million), and diluted earnings per ADS was RMB 15.05 ($2.31). Net income attributable to Baidu Core was RMB 6.0 billion ($925 million), and net margin for Baidu Core was 26%. Non-GAAP net income attributable to Baidu was RMB 6.9 billion ($1.05 billion). Non-GAAP diluted earnings per ADS was RMB 20.08 ($3.08). Non-GAAP net income attributable to Baidu Core was RMB 7.5 billion ($1.15 billion), and non-GAAP net margin for Baidu Core was 33%.

Adjusted EBITDA was RMB 8.6 billion ($1.31 billion) and adjusted EBITDA margin was 28%. Adjusted EBITDA for Baidu Core was RMB 9.4 billion ($1.44 billion) and adjusted EBITDA margin for Baidu Core was 41%. 

As of December 31, 2020, cash, cash equivalents, restricted cash and short-term investments were RMB 162.9 billion ($24.97 billion), and cash, cash equivalents, restricted cash and short-term investments excluding iQIYI were RMB 148.6 billion ($22.78 billion). Free cash flow was RMB 3.8 billion ($590 million), and free cash flow excluding iQIYI was RMB 5.4 billion ($827 million).

For more information on the adoption of ASU 2019-02 beginning January 1, 2020, please see explanation under “Non-GAAP Financial Measures”.

Fiscal Year 2020 Results

Total revenues reached RMB 107.1 billion ($16.41 billion), which was basically flat from last year. 

Revenue from Baidu Core reached RMB 78.7 billion ($12.06 billion), decreasing 1% year over year. Online marketing revenue from Baidu Core was RMB 66.3 billion ($10.16 billion), decreasing 5% year over year. Non-marketing revenue from Baidu Core reached RMB 12.4 billion ($1.90 billion), increasing 28% year over year, driven by cloud and other services.

Revenue from iQIYI reached RMB 29.7 billion ($4.55 billion), increasing 2% year over year. iQIYI membership revenue grew 14% year over year, partially offset by online advertising revenue declining 18% year over year.

Cost of revenues were RMB 55.2 billion ($8.45 billion), decreasing 12% year over year, primarily due to a decrease in traffic acquisition costs, content costs, sales tax and surcharges and costs of goods sold.

Selling, general and administrative expenses were RMB 18.1 billion ($2.77 billion), decreasing 9% year over year, primarily due to decreases in promotional expense.

Research and development expenses were RMB 19.5 billion ($2.99 billion), increasing 6% year over year, primarily due to an increase in personnel related expenses.

Operating income was RMB 14.3 billion ($2.20 billion). Baidu Core operating income was RMB 20.5 billion ($3.15 billion), and Baidu Core operating margin was 26%. Non-GAAP operating income was RMB 21.7 billion ($3.33 billion). Non-GAAP Baidu Core operating income was RMB 26.4 billion ($4.04 billion), and non-GAAP Baidu Core operating margin was 34%.

Total other income, net was RMB 8.8 billion ($1.34 billion) for 2020, which included a fair value gain of RMB 11.6 billion from long-term investments. Total other loss, net was of RMB 6.6 billion for 2019, which included a non-cash impairment loss of RMB 8.9 billion from investment in Trip.com.

Income tax expense was RMB 4.1 billion ($623 million), compared to RMB 1.9 billion in 2019.

Net income attributable to Baidu was RMB 22.5 billion ($3.44 billion), and diluted earnings per ADS was RMB 64.98 ($9.96). Net income attributable to Baidu Core was RMB 26.5 billion ($4.07 billion), and net margin for Baidu Core was 34%. Non-GAAP net income attributable to Baidu was RMB 22.0 billion ($3.38 billion), and non-GAAP diluted earnings per ADS amounted to RMB 63.93 ($9.80). Non-GAAP net income attributable to Baidu Core was RMB 25.2 billion ($3.86 billion), and non-GAAP net margin for Baidu Core was 32%.

Adjusted EBITDA was RMB 27.5 billion ($4.22 billion) and adjusted EBITDA margin was 26%. Adjusted EBITDA to Baidu Core was RMB 31.7 billion ($4.85 billion) and adjusted EBITDA margin for Baidu Core was 40%. 

Free cash flow was RMB 19.1 billion ($2.93 billion), and free cash flow excluding iQIYI was RMB 24.8 billion ($3.80 billion).

Financial Guidance

For the first quarter of 2021, Baidu expects revenues to be between RMB 26.0 billion ($4.0 billion) and RMB 28.5 billion ($4.4 billion), representing a growth rate of 15% to 26% year over year, which assumes that Baidu Core revenue will grow between 26% and 39% year over year. This guidance does not include potential contribution from the acquisition of YY Live.

The above forecast reflects Baidu’s current and preliminary view, which is subject to substantial uncertainties.

Conference Call Information

Baidu’s management will hold an earnings conference call at 8:15 PM on February 17, 2021, U.S. Eastern Time (9:15 AM on February 18, 2021, Beijing Time).

Please register in advance of the conference call using the link provided below. Upon registering, you will be provided with participant dial-in numbers, Direct Event passcode and unique registrant ID by email.

For pre-registration, please click http://apac.directeventreg.com/registration/event/3599762. It will automatically direct you to the registration page of “Baidu Q4 2020 Earnings Conference Call”, where you may fill in your details for RSVP. If it requires you to enter a participant conference ID, please enter “3599762”.

In the 10 minutes prior to the call start time, you may use the conference access information (including dial-in number(s), Direct Event passcode and unique registrant ID) provided in the confirmation email that you have received following your pre-registration.

Additionally, a live and archived webcast of this conference call will be available at http://ir.baidu.com.

A replay of the conference call may be accessed by phone at the following number until February 25 2021:

International:

+61 2 8199 0299

Passcode:

3599762

About Baidu

Founded in 2000, Baidu’s mission is to make the complicated world simpler through technology. Baidu is a leading AI company with strong Internet foundation. 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: [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 first quarter of 2021, 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 non-cash charges or non-operating 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 and impairment 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 and impairment 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 and impairment of intangible assets not on the investees’ books, accretion of their redeemable non-controlling 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 non-controlling interests, by the weighted average number of ordinary shares expressed in ADS. Adjusted EBITDA represents operating income excluding depreciation, amortization and impairment 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. In accordance with the new accounting standard, beginning on January 1, 2020, Baidu adopted ASU 2019-02 Improvements to Accounting for Costs of Films and License Agreements for Program Materials, which reclassifies cash outflows for costs incurred to acquire licensed contents from investing activities to operating activities. To increase comparability, fiscal 2019 free cash flow has been retrospectively adjusted to include cash outflows of acquisition of licensed copyrights, which is presented on the same basis as fiscal 2020 and going forward.

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.”

Baidu, Inc. 















Condensed Consolidated Statements of Income (Loss)     













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















Three Months Ended


Twelve Months Ended



December 31,


September 30,


December 31,


December 31,


December 31,


December 31,


December 31,



2019


2020


2020


2020


2019


2020


2020



RMB


RMB


RMB


US$(2)


RMB


RMB


US$(2)

 Revenues: 















 Online marketing services 


20,765


20,201


20,708


3,174


78,093


72,840


11,163

 Others 


8,119


8,031


9,555


1,464


29,320


34,234


5,247

 Total revenues  


28,884


28,232


30,263


4,638


107,413


107,074


16,410
















 Costs and expenses: 















     Cost of revenues(1)


15,517


12,815


14,522


2,226


62,850


55,158


8,454

     Selling, general and administrative(1)


3,956


4,700


5,094


780


19,910


18,063


2,769

     Research and development(1)


4,756


4,561


5,670


869


18,346


19,513


2,989

 Total costs and expenses 


24,229


22,076


25,286


3,875


101,106


92,734


14,212

 Operating income 


4,655


6,156


4,977


763


6,307


14,340


2,198
















 Other income (loss): 















 Interest income 


2,096


1,297


1,308


201


6,060


5,358


822

 Interest expense 


(674)


(755)


(777)


(119)


(2,960)


(3,103)


(476)

 Foreign exchange income (loss), net 


35


(271)


(346)


(53)


(33)


(660)


(101)

 Share of losses from equity methiod investments 


(94)


(546)


(151)


(23)


(1,254)


(2,248)


(345)

 Others, net 


(664)


9,169


499


76


(8,460)


9,403


1,441

 Total other income (loss), net 


699


8,894


533


82


(6,647)


8,750


1,341
















 Income (loss) before income taxes 


5,354


15,050


5,510


845


(340)


23,090


3,539

 Income tax expense 


304


1,618


1,026


158


1,948


4,064


623

 Net income (loss) 


5,050


13,432


4,484


687


(2,288)


19,026


2,916

 Net loss attributable to noncontrolling interests 


(1,295)


(246)


(690)


(107)


(4,345)


(3,446)


(528)

 Net income attributable to Baidu 


6,345


13,678


5,174


794


2,057


22,472


3,444































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













 -Basic


18.28


40.21


15.28


2.34


5.68


65.54


10.04

 -Diluted


18.25


39.79


15.05


2.31


5.60


64.98


9.96

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













 -Basic


182.82


402.06


152.77


23.41


56.84


655.36


100.44

 -Diluted


182.53


397.88


150.49


23.06


55.96


649.83


99.59

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











Basic 


34,586,035


33,982,547


33,690,743


33,690,743


34,834,497


34,155,426


34,155,426

Diluted


34,613,834


34,339,438


34,188,564


34,188,564


34,884,854


34,446,139


34,446,139
















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













   Cost of revenues 


92


81


91


14


327


360


55

   Selling, general and administrative 


413


403


480


73


1,768


1,897


290

   Research and development 


1,073


930


1,408


216


3,531


4,471


686

   Total share-based compensation expenses 


1,578


1,414


1,979


303


5,626


6,728


1,031
















(2)  All translations from RMB to U.S. dollars are made at a rate of RMB 6.5250 to US$1.00, the exchange rate in effect as of December 30, 2020 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,


December 31,


December 31,



2019


2020


2020



RMB


RMB


US$

ASSETS







    Current assets:







 Cash and cash equivalents


33,443


35,782


5,484

 Restricted cash


996


758


117

 Short-term investments


112,924


126,402


19,372

 Accounts receivable, net


7,416


8,668


1,328

 Amounts due from related parties


1,594


726


111

 Other current assets, net


9,189


11,006


1,687

    Total current assets


165,562


183,342


28,099








    Non-current assets:







 Fixed assets, net


18,311


17,508


2,683

 Licensed copyrights, net


6,287


6,435


986

 Produced content, net


4,355


6,556


1,005

 Intangible assets, net


1,600


2,022


310

 Goodwill


18,250


22,248


3,410

 Long-term investments, net


69,410


76,233


11,683

 Amounts due from related parties


3,564


3,438


527

 Deferred tax assets, net


2,193


1,674


257

 Operating lease right-of-use assets


7,332


9,804


1,503

 Other non-current assets


4,452


3,448


527

    Total non-current assets


135,754


149,366


22,891








Total assets


301,316


332,708


50,990








LIABILITIES AND EQUITY







   Current liabilities:







      Short-term loans


2,618


3,016


462

Accounts payable and accrued liabilities


32,701


36,716


5,627

Customer deposits and deferred revenue


11,062


12,626


1,935

Deferred income


529


158


24

Long-term loans, current portion


737


7,427


1,138

Convertible notes, current portion



4,752


728

Notes payable, current portion


5,219



Amounts due to related parties


2,231


1,324


203

Operating lease liabilities


2,283


2,366


364

    Total current liabilities


57,380


68,385


10,481








    Non-current liabilities:







Deferred income


17


97


15

Deferred revenue


1,009


686


105

Amounts due to related parties


3,846


3,543


543

Long-term loans


7,804



Notes payable


38,090


48,408


7,419

Convertible senior notes


12,297


11,927


1,828

Deferred tax liabilities


3,273


3,067


470

Operating lease liabilities


4,486


4,693


719

Other non-current liabilities


299


59


9

    Total non-current liabilities


71,121


72,480


11,108








Total liabilities


128,501


140,865


21,589








Redeemable noncontrolling interests


1,109


3,102


475








Equity







    Total Baidu shareholders’ equity


163,599


182,696


27,999

    Noncontrolling interests


8,107


6,045


927

Total equity


171,706


188,741


28,926








Total liabilities, redeemable noncontrolling

interests, and equity


301,316


332,708


50,990








Baidu, Inc. 


























Selected Information


























(In millions except for per ADS information, unaudited)




















































Three months ended
December 31, 2019 (RMB)


Three months ended
September 30, 2020 (RMB)


Three months ended
December 31, 2020 (RMB)


Three months ended
December 31, 2020 (US$)




Baidu
Core

iQIYI

Elim &
adj(2)


Baidu,
Inc.


Baidu
Core

iQIYI

Elim &
adj(2)


Baidu,
Inc.


Baidu
Core

iQIYI

Elim & adj(2)


Baidu, Inc.


Baidu Core

iQIYI

Elim & adj(2)


Baidu, Inc.


Total revenues 


21,711

7,497

(324)


28,884


21,379

7,188

(335)


28,232


23,111

7,458

(306)


30,263


3,542

1,144

(48)


4,638


  YOY














6%

(1%)



5%








  QOQ














8%

4%



7%


































Costs and expenses: 


























  Cost of revenues (1)


8,215

7,914

(612)


15,517


6,728

6,363

(276)


12,815


7,997

6,785

(260)


14,522


1,226

1,040

(40)


2,226


  Selling, general and administrative (1)


2,575

1,400

(19)


3,956


3,354

1,364

(18)


4,700


3,787

1,317

(10)


5,094


580

202

(2)


780


  Research and development (1)


4,051

711

(6)


4,756


3,893

671

(3)


4,561


5,007

663


5,670


767

102


869


Total costs and expenses 


14,841

10,025

(637)


24,229


13,975

8,398

(297)


22,076


16,791

8,765

(270)


25,286


2,573

1,344

(42)


3,875


  YOY 


























  Cost of revenues 














(3%)

(14%)



(6%)








  Selling, general and administrative 














47%

(6%)



29%








  Research and development 














24%

(7%)



19%








  Cost and expenses














13%

(13%)



4%


































Operating income (loss)


6,870

(2,528)

313


4,655


7,404

(1,210)

(38)


6,156


6,320

(1,307)

(36)


4,977


969

(200)

(6)


763


  YOY














(8%)

(48%)



7%








  QOQ














(15%)

8%



(19%)








Operating margin 


32%

(34%)



16%


35%

(17%)



22%


27%

(18%)



16%


































  Add: total other income (loss),net


624

75


699


8,827

67


8,894


774

(241)


533


119

(37)


82


  Less: income tax expense


281

23


304


1,599

19


1,618


1,042

(16)


1,026


160

(2)


158


  Less: net (loss) income attributable to NCI


(220)

18

(1093)

(3)

(1,295)


264

13

(523)

(3)

(246)


16

16

(722)

(3)

(690)


3

2

(112)

(3)

(107)


Net income(loss) attributable to Baidu


7,433

(2,494)

1,406


6,345


14,368

(1,175)

485


13,678


6,036

(1,548)

686


5,174


925

(237)

106


794


  YOY














(19%)

(38%)



(18%)








  QOQ














(58%)

32%



(62%)








Net margin 


34%

(33%)



22%


67%

(16%)



48%


26%

(21%)



17%


































Non-GAAP financial measures:


























Operating income (loss) (non-GAAP)


8,492

(2,052)



6,753


8,505

(831)



7,636


8,031

(940)



7,055


1,231

(144)



1,081


  YOY














(5%)

(54%)



4%








  QOQf














(6%)

13%



(8%)








Operating margin (non-GAAP)


39%

(27%)



23%


40%

(12%)



27%


35%

(13%)



23%


































Net income (loss) attributable to Baidu (non-GAAP)


9,950

(1,901)



9,193


7,486

(830)



6,988


7,533

(1,177)



6,868


1,154

(181)



1,053


  YOY














(24%)

(38%)



(25%)








  QOQ














1%

42%



(2%)








Net margin (non-GAAP)


46%

(25%)



32%


35%

(12%)



25%


33%

(16%)



23%


































Adjusted EBITDA


9,788

(1,926)



8,175


9,822

(711)



9,073


9,422

(822)



8,564


1,444

(126)



1,312


  YOY














(4%)

(57%)



5%








  QOQ














(4%)

16%



(6%)








Adjusted EBITDA margin 


45%

(26%)



28%


46%

(10%)



32%


41%

(11%)



28%


































(1)  Includes share-based compensation as follows:
























   Cost of revenues 


43

49



92


29

52



81


46

45



91


7

7



14


   Selling, general and administrative 


220

193



413


187

216



403


255

225



480


39

34



73


   Research and development 


1,001

72



1,073


846

84



930


1,329

79



1,408


204

12



216


   Total share-based compensation 


1,264

314



1,578


1,062

352



1,414


1,630

349



1,979


250

53



303


 (2) Relates to intersegment eliminations and adjustments 
























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























Baidu, Inc. 




















Selected Information




















(In millions except for per ADS information, unaudited)








































Twelve months ended
December 31, 2019 (RMB)


Twelve months ended
December 31, 2020 (RMB)


Twelve months ended
December 31, 2020 (US$)




Baidu
Core

iQIYI

Elim &
adj(2)


Baidu,
Inc.


Baidu
Core

iQIYI

Elim & adj(2)


Baidu, Inc.


Baidu Core

iQIYI

Elim & adj(2)


Baidu, Inc.


Total revenues 


79,711

28,994

(1,292)


107,413


78,684

29,707

(1,317)


107,074


12,059

4,553

(202)


16,410


  YOY








(1%)

2%



(0%)
















































Costs and expenses: 




















  Cost of revenues (1)


34,019

30,348

(1,517)


62,850


28,368

27,884

(1,094)


55,158


4,348

4,273

(167)


8,454


  Selling, general and administrative (1)


14,733

5,237

(60)


19,910


12,931

5,188

(56)


18,063


1,982

795

(8)


2,769


  Research and development (1)


15,698

2,667

(19)


18,346


16,847

2,676

(10)


19,513


2,581

410

(2)


2,989


Total costs and expenses 


64,450

38,252

(1,596)


101,106


58,146

35,748

(1,160)


92,734


8,911

5,478

(177)


14,212


  YOY 




















  Cost of revenues 








(17%)

(8%)



(12%)








  Selling, general and administrative 








(12%)

(1%)



(9%)








  Research and development 








7%

0%



6%








  Cost and expenses








(10%)

(7%)



(8%)




























Operating income (loss)


15,261

(9,258)

304


6,307


20,538

(6,041)

(157)


14,340


3,148

(925)

(25)


2,198


  YOY








35%

(35%)



127%








Operating margin 


19%

(32%)



6%


26%

(20%)



13%




























  Add: total other income (loss),net


(5,680)

(967)



(6,647)


9,693

(943)


8,750


1,486

(145)


1,341


  Less: income tax expense


1,896

52



1,948


4,041

23


4,064


619

4


623


  Less: net income (loss) attributable to NCI


105

46

(4,496)


(4,345)


(334)

31

(3,143)

(3)

(3,446)


(50)

5

(483)

(3)

(528)


Net income(loss) attributable to Baidu


7,580

(10,323)

4,800


2,057


26,524

(7,038)

2,986


22,472


4,065

(1,079)

458


3,444


  YOY








250%

(32%)



992%








Net margin 


10%

(36%)



2%


34%

(24%)



21%




























Non-GAAP financial measures:




















Operating income (loss) (non-GAAP)


20,311

(7,815)



12,800


26,366

(4,477)



21,732


4,041

(685)



3,331


  YOY








30%

(43%)



70%








Operating margin (non-GAAP)


25%

(27%)



12%


34%

(15%)



20%




























Net income (loss) attributable to Baidu (non-GAAP)


22,824

(8,765)



18,182


25,192

(5,444)



22,020


3,861

(835)



3,375


  YOY








10%

(38%)



21%








Net margin (non-GAAP)


29%

(30%)



17%


32%

(18%)



21%




























Adjusted EBITDA


25,451

(7,339)



18,416


31,656

(3,996)



27,503


4,851

(611)



4,215


  YOY








24%

(46%)



49%








Adjusted EBITDA margin 


32%

(25%)



17%


40%

(13%)



26%




























(1)  Includes share-based compensation as follows:


















 Cost of revenues 


156

171



327


158

202



360


24

31



55


 Selling, general and administrative 


1,092

676



1,768


1,046

851



1,897


160

130



290


 Research and development 


3,293

238



3,531


4,154

317



4,471


637

49



686


 Total share-based compensation 


4,541

1,085



5,626


5,358

1,370



6,728


821

210



1,031


 (2) Relates to intersegment eliminations and adjustments 


















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

















Baidu, Inc. 

















Condensed Consolidated Statements of Cash Flows















(In millions,unaudited)




































Three months ended 


Three months ended 


Three months ended 


Three months ended 



December 31, 2019 (RMB)


September 30, 2020 (RMB)


December 31, 2020 (RMB)


December 31, 2020 (US$)



 Baidu excl. iQIYI

iQIYI

Baidu, Inc.


 Baidu excl. iQIYI

iQIYI

Baidu, Inc.


 Baidu excl. iQIYI

iQIYI

Baidu, Inc.


 Baidu excl. iQIYI

iQIYI

Baidu, Inc.

Net cash provided by (used in) operating activities


8,688

2,343

11,031


9,716

(1,929)

7,787


7,546

(1,519)

6,027


1,157

(233)

924

Net cash provided by (used in) investing activities 


10,194

(2,089)

8,105


(6,576)

343

(6,233)


(1,196)

281

(915)


(183)

43

(140)

Net cash (used in) provided by financing activities


(1,181)

(259)

(1,440)


(4,387)

238

(4,149)


4,185

8,392

12,577


641

1,286

1,927

Effect of exchange rate changes on cash, cash equivalents and restricted cash


(254)

(178)

(432)


(77)

(113)

(190)


(209)

(32)

(241)


(32)

(5)

(37)

Net increase (decrease) in cash, cash equivalents and restricted cash 


17,447

(183)

17,264


(1,324)

(1,461)

(2,785)


10,326

7,122

17,448


1,583

1,091

2,674

Cash, cash equivalents and restricted cash

















  At beginning of period


10,082

7,093

17,175


16,597

5,280

21,877


15,273

3,819

19,092


2,341

586

2,927

  At end of period


27,529

6,910

34,439


15,273

3,819

19,092


25,599

10,941

36,540


3,924

1,677

5,601


















Net cash provided by (used in) operating activities


8,688

2,343

11,031


9,716

(1,929)

7,787


7,546

(1,519)

6,027


1,157

(233)

924

Less: Capital expenditures


(652)

(232)

(884)


(1,417)

(90)

(1,507)


(2,151)

(27)

(2,178)


(330)

(4)

(334)

Less: Acquisition of licensed copyrights(1)


(54)

(3,656)

(3,710)




Free cash flow


7,982

(1,545)

6,437


8,299

(2,019)

6,280


5,395

(1,546)

3,849


827

(237)

590



































Note: Baidu excl. iQIYI represents Baidu, Inc. minus iQIYI’s consolidated cash flows.






























(1) Starting from January 1, 2020, Baidu adopted ASU 2019-02, Improvements to Accounting for Costs of Films and License Agreements for Program Materials, which reclassifies cash outflows for
costs incurred to acquire licensed contents from investing activities to operating activities. To increase comparability, 2019 non-GAAP measure of free cash flow has been retrospectively adjusted to
include cash outflows of acquisition of licensed copyrights, which is presented on the same basis as 2020 and going forward.


















Free cash flow, previously reported


8,036

2,111

10,147


8,299

385

8,684


5,395

1,255

6,650


827

192

1,019

Less: Acquisition of licensed copyrights


(54)

(3,656)

(3,710)


(2,404)

(2,404)


(2,801)

(2,801)


(429)

(429)

Free cash flow, revised


7,982

(1,545)

6,437


8,299

(2,019)

6,280


5,395

(1,546)

3,849


827

(237)

590

Baidu, Inc. 













Condensed Consolidated Statements of Cash Flows











(In millions,unaudited)




























Twelve months ended


Twelve months ended


Twelve months ended



December 31, 2019 (RMB)


December 31, 2020 (RMB)


December 31, 2020 (US$)



 Baidu excl. iQIYI

iQIYI

Baidu, Inc.


 Baidu excl. iQIYI

iQIYI

Baidu, Inc.


 Baidu excl. iQIYI

iQIYI

Baidu, Inc.

Net cash provided by (used in) operating activities


24,552

3,906

28,458


29,611

(5,411)

24,200


4,538

(829)

3,709

Net cash (used in) provided by investing activities 


(8,225)

(11,749)

(19,974)


(27,711)

159

(27,552)


(4,247)

24

(4,223)

Net cash (used in) provided by financing activities


(11,753)

7,880

(3,873)


(3,709)

9,374

5,665


(568)

1,437

869

Effect of exchange rate changes on cash, cash equivalents and restricted cash


(112)

113

1


(121)

(91)

(212)


(18)

(14)

(32)

Net increase (decrease) in cash, cash equivalents and restricted cash 


4,462

150

4,612


(1,930)

4,031

2,101


(295)

618

323

Cash, cash equivalents and restricted cash













  At beginning of period


23,067

6,760

29,827


27,529

6,910

34,439


4,219

1,059

5,278

  At end of period


27,529

6,910

34,439


25,599

10,941

36,540


3,924

1,677

5,601














Net cash provided by (used in) operating activities


24,552

3,906

28,458


29,611

(5,411)

24,200


4,538

(829)

3,709

Less: Capital expenditures


(5,688)

(740)

(6,428)


(4,843)

(241)

(5,084)


(742)

(37)

(779)

Less: Acquisition of licensed copyrights(1)


(195)

(11,957)

(12,152)



Free cash flow


18,669

(8,791)

9,878


24,768

(5,652)

19,116


3,796

(866)

2,930



























Note: Baidu excl. iQIYI represents Baidu, Inc. minus iQIYI’s consolidated cash flows.






















(1) Starting from January 1, 2020, Baidu adopted ASU 2019-02, Improvements to Accounting for Costs of Films and License Agreements for Program Materials,

which reclassifies cash outflows for costs incurred to acquire licensed contents from investing activities to operating activities. To increase comparability, 2019

non-GAAP measure of free cash flow has been retrospectively adjusted to include cash outflows of acquisition of licensed copyrights, which is presented on

the same basis as 2020 and going forward.














Free cash flow, previously reported


18,864

3,166

22,030


24,768

4,985

29,753


3,796

764

4,560

Less: Acquisition of licensed copyrights


(195)

(11,957)

(12,152)


(10,637)

(10,637)


(1,630)

(1,630)

Free cash flow, revised


18,669

(8,791)

9,878


24,768

(5,652)

19,116


3,796

(866)

2,930

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 



December 31, 2019 (RMB)


September 30, 2020 (RMB)


December 31, 2020 (RMB)


December 31, 2020 (US$)



Baidu Core

iQIYI

Baidu, Inc.


Baidu Core

iQIYI

Baidu, Inc.


Baidu Core

iQIYI

Baidu, Inc.


Baidu Core

iQIYI

Baidu, Inc.

Operating income (loss)


6,870

(2,528)

4,655


7,404

(1,210)

6,156


6,320

(1,307)

4,977


969

(200)

763

Add:  Share-based compensation expenses


1,264

314

1,578


1,062

352

1,414


1,630

349

1,979


250

53

303

Add:  Amortization and impairment of intangible assets(1)


358

162

520


39

27

66


81

18

99


12

3

15

Operating income (loss) (non-GAAP)


8,492

(2,052)

6,753


8,505

(831)

7,636


8,031

(940)

7,055


1,231

(144)

1,081


















Add:  Depreciation of fixed assets


1,296

126

1,422


1,317

120

1,437


1,391

118

1,509


213

18

231

Adjusted EBITDA


9,788

(1,926)

8,175


9,822

(711)

9,073


9,422

(822)

8,564


1,444

(126)

1,312


















Net income (loss) attributable to Baidu


7,433

(2,494)

6,345


14,368

(1,175)

13,678


6,036

(1,548)

5,174


925

(237)

794

Add: Share-based compensation expenses


1,257

314

1,433


1,056

352

1,252


1,618

349

1,802


248

53

275

Add: Amortization and impairment of intangible assets(1)


104

162

208


38

27

55


67

18

78


9

3

12

Add: Disposal loss (gain)(4)


663

663


(5)

(5)


(28)

(28)


(4)

(4)

Add: Impairment of long-term investments


507

142

587



147

147


23

23

Add: Fair value loss (gain) of long-term investments


76

(1)

75


(8,855)

(39)

(8,880)


(380)

(1)

(380)


(58)

(58)

Add: Reconciling items on equity method investments(2)


440

10

446


556

3

558


250

9

256


38

1

39

Add: Tax effects on non-GAAP adjustments(3)


(530)

(34)

(564)


328

2

330


(177)

(4)

(181)


(27)

(1)

(28)

Net income (loss) attributable to Baidu (non-GAAP)


9,950

(1,901)

9,193


7,486

(830)

6,988


7,533

(1,177)

6,868


1,154

(181)

1,053


















Diluted earnings per ADS




18.25




39.79




15.05




2.31

Add:  Accretion of the redeemable noncontrolling interests




0.06




0.04




0.08




0.01

Add:  Non-GAAP adjustments to earnings per ADS




8.23




(19.48)




4.95




0.76

Diluted earnings per ADS (non-GAAP)




26.54




20.35




20.08




3.08





































































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

(2) This represents Baidu’s share of equity method investments for other non-GAAP reconciling items, amortization and impairment 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.

(3) This represents tax impact of all non-GAAP adjustments

(4) Includes re-measurement gain or loss of previously held equity interest in a business acquisition

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






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


























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Operating income (loss)


15,261

(9,258)

6,307


20,538

(6,041)

14,340


3,148

(925)

2,198

Add:  Share-based compensation expenses


4,541

1,085

5,626


5,358

1,370

6,728


821

210

1,031

Add:  Amortization and impairment of intangible assets(1)


509

358

867


470

194

664


72

30

102

Operating income (loss) (non-GAAP)


20,311

(7,815)

12,800


26,366

(4,477)

21,732


4,041

(685)

3,331














Add:  Depreciation of fixed assets


5,140

476

5,616


5,290

481

5,771


810

74

884

Adjusted EBITDA


25,451

(7,339)

18,416


31,656

(3,996)

27,503


4,851

(611)

4,215














Net income (loss) attributable to Baidu


7,580

(10,323)

2,057


26,524

(7,038)

22,472


4,065

(1,079)

3,444

Add: Share-based compensation expenses


4,515

1,085

5,126


5,324

1,370

6,078


816

210

932

Add: Amortization and impairment of intangible assets(1)


188

358

419


355

194

479


54

30

74

Add: Disposal loss(4)


429

1

430


210

210


32

32

Add: Impairment of long-term investments


9,921

169

10,028


2,534

74

2,577


389

11

395

Add: Fair value gain of long-term investments


(854)

(1)

(856)


(12,078)

(40)

(12,103)


(1,851)

(6)

(1,855)

Add: Reconciling items on equity method investments(2)


2,399

33

2,419


2,447

32

2,467


375

5

378

Add: Tax effects on non-GAAP adjustments(3)


(1,354)

(87)

(1,441)


(124)

(36)

(160)


(19)

(6)

(25)

Net income (loss) attributable to Baidu (non-GAAP)


22,824

(8,765)

18,182


25,192

(5,444)

22,020


3,861

(835)

3,375














Diluted earnings per ADS




5.60




64.98




9.96

Add:  Accretion of the redeemable noncontrolling interests




0.22




0.26




0.04

Add:  Non-GAAP adjustments to earnings per ADS




46.22




(1.31)




(0.20)

Diluted earnings per ADS (non-GAAP)




52.04




63.93




9.80



























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

(2) This represents Baidu’s share of equity method investments for other non-GAAP reconciling items, amortization and impairment 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.

(3) This represents tax impact of all non-GAAP adjustments

(4) Includes re-measurement gain or loss of previously held equity interest in a business acquisition

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