BIDU : NASDAQ : Technology
$201.17 up 4.12 | 2.09%
Today's Range: 196.75 - 201.23
Avg. Daily Volume: 2504200.0
07/26/17 - 4:00 PM ET

Financial Analysis

BAIDU INC's gross profit margin for the first quarter of its fiscal year 2017 has decreased when compared to the same period a year ago. Even though sales increased, the net income has decreased, representing a decrease to the bottom line. BAIDU INC has strong liquidity. Currently, the Quick Ratio is 1.72 which shows the ability to cover short-term cash needs. The company's liquidity has decreased from the same period last year, indicating deteriorating cash flow.

During the same period, stockholders' equity ("net worth") has increased by 7.12% from the same quarter last year. The key liquidity measurements indicate that the company is unlikely to face financial difficulties in the near future.

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Income Statement Q1 FY17 Q1 FY16
Net Sales ($mil)2453.922453.56
EBITDA ($mil)410.95452.55
EBIT ($mil)291.38342.86
Net Income ($mil)258.12308.13

Balance Sheet Q1 FY17 Q1 FY16
Cash & Equiv. ($mil)15524.711100.5
Total Assets ($mil)29802.6723286.53
Total Debt ($mil)10513.275422.0
Equity ($mil)13673.0612764.17

Profitability Q1 FY17 Q1 FY16
Gross Profit Margin50.2156.66
EBITDA Margin16.7418.44
Operating Margin11.8713.97
Sales Turnover0.340.46
Return on Assets5.4521.94
Return on Equity11.8840.03
Debt Q1 FY17 Q1 FY16
Current Ratio1.773.01
Interest Expense46.9841.62
Interest Coverage6.28.24

Share Data Q1 FY17 Q1 FY16
Shares outstanding (mil)346.87346.3
Div / share0.00.0
Book value / share39.4236.86
Institutional Own % n/a n/a
Avg Daily Volume2578090.02135107.0


HOLD. This stock's P/E ratio indicates a premium compared to an average of 41.03 for the Internet Software & Services industry and a significant premium compared to the S&P 500 average of 24.66. To use another comparison, its price-to-book ratio of 4.85 indicates a significant premium versus the S&P 500 average of 3.07 and a significant discount versus the industry average of 6.56. The price-to-sales ratio is well above the S&P 500 average, but well below the industry average.

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  Price/Cash Flow
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BIDU 43.29 Peers 41.03   BIDU 21.08 Peers 27.17

Average. An average P/E ratio can signify an industry neutral price for a stock and an average growth expectation.

BIDU is trading at a valuation on par with its peers.


Discount. The P/CF ratio, a stock’s price divided by the company's cash flow from operations, is useful for comparing companies with different capital requirements or financing structures.

BIDU is trading at a discount to its peers.

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  Price to
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premium   discount
BIDU 3.61 Peers 18.51   BIDU 0.06 Peers 0.40

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.

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  Earnings Growth
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lower   higher
BIDU 4.85 Peers 6.56   BIDU -69.37 Peers 39.67

Discount. A lower price-to-book ratio makes a stock more attractive to investors seeking stocks with lower market values per dollar of equity on the balance sheet.

BIDU is trading at a significant discount 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.

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  Sales Growth
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premium   discount
BIDU 6.53 Peers 10.63   BIDU -4.58 Peers 31.80

Discount. 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 discount to its industry on this measurement.


Lower. A sales growth rate that trails the industry implies that a company is losing market share.

BIDU significantly trails its peers on the basis of sales growth



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