Baidu Announces Q2 2012 Results With $859 Million In Revenues, Earns $1.26 Per Share Value

Posted on Jul 23 2012 - 8:47pm by Editorial Staff

The leading Chinese language Internet Service Provider, Baidu today announced its unaudited financial results for the second quarter ended June 30, 2011. The company’s total revenues in the second quarter of 2012 were RMB5.456 billion ($858.8 million), a 59.8% increase from the corresponding period in 2011. The operating profit was RMB2.815 billion ($443.1 million), a 51.5% increase from the corresponding period in 2011.

Net income was RMB2.770 billion ($436.0 million), a 69.6% increase from the corresponding period in 2011. Diluted earnings attributable to Baidu per ADS were RMB7.86 ($1.24); diluted earnings attributable to Baidu per ADS excluding share-based compensation expenses (non-GAAP) for the second quarter of 2012 were RMB8.01 ($1.26).

“We are pleased to announce strong results for the second quarter despite macro headwinds and challenging comparisons with the same period last year,” said Robin Li, chairman and chief executive officer of Baidu. “Our efforts to expand our customer base continue to make solid progress.”

Mr. Li continued, “In the coming quarters, we will maintain momentum by rolling out optimized sales processes and more advanced tools to help current and potential customers increase returns on their online marketing spend. We will also continue to actively explore the vast opportunities in China’s fast-emerging mobile Internet and cloud sectors.”

Here is the total breakdown of Q2 2012 results:

  • Online marketing revenues for the second quarter of 2012 were RMB5.452 billion ($858.1 million), representing a 59.7% increase from the corresponding period in 2011. Baidu had about 352,000 active online marketing customers in the second quarter of 2012, representing an 18.1% increase from the corresponding period in 2011 and a 9.7% increase from the first quarter of 2012. Revenue per online marketing customer for the second quarter was approximately RMB15,500 ($2,440), a 34.8% increase from the corresponding period in 2011 and a 16.5% increase compared to the first quarter of 2012.
  • Traffic acquisition cost (TAC) as a component of cost of revenues was RMB453.7 million ($71.4 million), representing 8.3% of total revenues, as compared to 7.9% in the corresponding period in 2011 and 7.8% in the first quarter of 2012.
  • Bandwidth costs as a component of cost of revenues were RMB242.6 million ($38.2 million), representing 4.4% of total revenues, compared to 4.3% in the corresponding period in 2011. Depreciation costs as a component of cost of revenues were RMB251.1 million ($39.5 million), representing 4.6% of total revenues, compared to 4.2% in the corresponding period in 2011. These increases were mainly due to an increase in network infrastructure capacity.
  • Selling, general and administrative expenses were RMB587.6 million ($92.5 million), representing an increase of 55.6% from the corresponding period in 2011, primarily due to an increase in personnel and marketing-related expenses.
  • Research and development expenses were RMB545.5 million ($85.9 million), an 82.7% increase from the corresponding period in 2011. The increase was primarily due to an increase in the number of research and development personnel.
  • Share-based compensation expenses, which were allocated to related operating costs and expense line items, were RMB53.9 million ($8.5 million) in the second quarter of 2012, compared to RMB34.7 million in the corresponding period in 2011 and RMB35.2 million in the first quarter of 2012.
  • Operating profit was RMB2.815 billion ($443.1 million), representing a 51.5% increase from the corresponding period in 2011. Operating profit excluding share-based compensation expenses (non-GAAP) was RMB2.869 billion ($451.6 million), a 51.5% increase from the corresponding period in 2011.
  • Income tax expense was RMB235.4 million ($37.0 million), compared to an income tax expense of RMB285.5 million in the corresponding period in 2011. The effective tax rate for the second quarter of 2012 was 7.9% as compared to 14.9% for the corresponding period in 2011 and 15.1% in the first quarter of 2012. The decrease in effective tax rate was due to a reversal of a tax provision the Company booked in 2011 for one of its subsidiaries at a non-preferential tax rate. This subsidiary has obtained a high and new technology enterprise tax license in the second quarter.
  • Net income attributable to Baidu was RMB2.770 billion ($436.0 million), representing a 69.6% increase from the corresponding period in 2011. Basic and diluted earnings per ADS for the second quarter of 2012 amounted to RMB7.87 ($1.24) and RMB7.86 ($1.24), respectively.
  • Net income attributable to Baidu excluding share-based compensation expenses (non-GAAP) was RMB2.824 billion ($444.5 million), a 69.3% increase from the corresponding period in 2011. Basic and diluted earnings per ADS excluding share-based compensation expenses (non-GAAP) for the second quarter of 2012 amounted to RMB8.02 ($1.26) and RMB8.01 ($1.26), respectively.
  • As of June 30, 2012, the Company had cash, cash equivalents and short-term investments of RMB18.257 billion ($2.874 billion). Net operating cash inflow for the second quarter of 2012 was RMB3.040 billion ($478.6 million). Capital expenditures for the second quarter of 2012 were RMB722.0 million ($113.7 million).
  • Adjusted EBITDA (non-GAAP), defined in this announcement as earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation, amortization, other non-operating income and share-based compensation expenses, was RMB3.207 billion ($504.8 million) for the second quarter of 2012, representing a 54.4% increase from the corresponding period in 2011.
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