BAIDU INC's gross profit margin for the second quarter of its fiscal year 2014 has decreased when compared to the same period a year ago. The company has grown sales and net income significantly, outpacing the average growth rates of competitors within its industry. BAIDU INC is extremely liquid. Currently, the Quick Ratio is 3.77 which clearly shows the ability to cover any short-term cash needs. The company's liquidity has decreased from the same period last year, indicating deteriorating cash flow.
At the same time, stockholders' equity ("net worth") has greatly increased by 40.63% from the same quarter last year. Overall, the key liquidity measurements indicate that the company is very unlikely to face financial difficulties in the near future.
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|Income Statement||Q2 FY14||Q2 FY13|
|Net Sales ($mil)||1935.22||1243.42|
|Net Income ($mil)||572.56||434.72|
|Balance Sheet||Q2 FY14||Q2 FY13|
|Cash & Equiv. ($mil)||7901.26||5605.0|
|Total Assets ($mil)||13770.05||8537.89|
|Total Debt ($mil)||3928.18||1922.75|
|Profitability||Q2 FY14||Q2 FY13|
|Gross Profit Margin||65.96||69.85|
|Return on Assets||14.19||20.02|
|Return on Equity||27.29||33.58|
|Debt||Q2 FY14||Q2 FY13|
|Share Data||Q2 FY14||Q2 FY13|
|Shares outstanding (mil)||350.61||349.77|
|Div / share||0.0||0.0|
|Book value / share||20.42||14.55|
|Institutional Own %||n/a||n/a|
|Avg Daily Volume||3402385.0||3223223.0|
BUY. This stock's P/E ratio indicates a premium compared to an average of 34.53 for the Internet Software & Services industry and a significant premium compared to the S&P 500 average of 18.06. For additional comparison, its price-to-book ratio of 10.34 indicates a significant premium versus the S&P 500 average of 2.49 and a significant premium versus the industry average of 8.25. The price-to-sales ratio is well above both the S&P 500 average and the industry average, indicating a premium. Upon assessment of these and other key valuation criteria, BAIDU INC proves to trade at a premium to investment alternatives within the industry.
|BIDU 37.99||Peers 34.53||BIDU NA||Peers 46.66|
Premium. A higher P/E ratio than its peers can signify a more expensive stock or higher growth expectations.
BIDU is trading at a premium to its peers.
Neutral. The P/CF ratio is the stock’s price divided by the sum of the company's cash flow from operations. It is useful for comparing companies with different capital requirements or financing structures.
Ratio not available.
|BIDU 4.07||Peers 38.03||BIDU 0.06||Peers 0.55|
Discount. A lower price-to-projected earnings ratio than its peers can signify a less expensive stock or lower future growth expectations.
BIDU is trading at a significant discount to its peers.
Discount. The PEG ratio is the stock’s P/E divided by the consensus estimate of long-term earnings growth. Faster growth can justify higher price multiples.
BIDU trades at a significant discount to its peers.
|BIDU 10.34||Peers 8.25||BIDU 13.93||Peers 29.35|
Premium. A higher price-to-book ratio makes a stock less attractive to investors seeking stocks with lower market values per dollar of equity on the balance sheet.
BIDU is trading at a significant premium to its peers.
Lower. Elevated earnings growth rates can lead to capital appreciation and justify higher price-to-earnings ratios.
However, BIDU is expected to significantly trail its peers on the basis of its earnings growth rate.
|BIDU 11.33||Peers 8.56||BIDU 53.59||Peers 32.70|
Premium. In the absence of P/E and P/B multiples, the price-to-sales ratio can display the value investors are placing on each dollar of sales.
BIDU is trading at a significant premium to its industry.
Higher. A sales growth rate that exceeds the industry implies that a company is gaining market share.
BIDU has a sales growth rate that significantly exceeds its peers.
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