A Closer Look At Baidu Inc. (BIDU)’s Financials


As of Friday close, Baidu Inc.’s (NASDAQ:BIDU) stock was up $8.68, moving up 6.28 percent to $146.84. The average number of shares traded per day over the past five days has been 5,105,140 shares. 4 times new highs have been achieved over the past 5 days, with a $14.42 gain in that time frame. In the last twenty days, the average volume was 4,564,030, while in the previous 50 days, it was 4,113,612.

Since last month, BIDU stock retreated -3.42%. Shares of the company fell to $126.33 on 03/16/23, the lowest level in the past month. A 52-week high of $160.88 was reached on 02/07/23 after having rallying from a 52-week low of $73.58. Since the beginning of this year, BIDU’s stock price has risen by 28.38% or $32.46, and marked a new high 11 times. However, the stock has declined by -8.73% since its 52-week high.

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Valuation Metrics

Right now, Baidu Inc. (BIDU) has a P/E ratio of about 91.55. The stock’s beta is 0.66. Besides these, the trailing price-to-sales (P/S) ratio of 2.84, the price-to-book (PB) ratio of 1.64, and the price-to-cash flow ratio of 15.23 may also be considered.

Financial Health

In the three months ended September 29, Baidu Inc.’s quick ratio stood at 2.50, while its current ratio was 2.50, showing that the company is able to pay off its debt. According to company report, the long-term debt-to-equity ratio for the quarter ending September 29 was 0.28, and the total debt-to-equity ratio was 0.40. On the profitability front, the trailing twelve-month gross margin is 48.00% percent. In the year ended September 29, EBITDA margin amounted to 17.99%, whereas operating margins totaled 10.70%. Based on annual data, BIDU earned $8.66 billion in gross profit and brought in $17.93 billion in revenue.

A company’s management is another factor that investors consider when determining the profitability of an investment. In the past year, return on investment (ROI) was 1.00%. Return on equity (ROE) for the past 12 months was 1.90%.

In Baidu Inc.’s quarter-end financial report for September 29, it reported total debt of $8.75 billion against cash and short-term investments of $22.48 billion. According to the earnings report, the company had a higher net income in the recent quarter than it did in the previous quarter. BIDU’s revenue rose 16.0% during the quarter, while net income inched up to $19.54 billion. While analysts expected Baidu Inc. to report $2.26 quarterly earnings, the actual figure was $2.49 per share, beating the consensus estimate by 10.20%. During the quarter, the company generated $747.0 million in EBITDA. The liabilities of Baidu Inc. were 23.38 billion at the end of its most recent quarter ended September 29, and its total debt was $95.49 billion.

Technical Picture

This quick technical analysis looks at Baidu Inc.’s (BIDU) price momentum. With a historical volatility rate of 64.16%, the RSI 9-day stood at 59.21% on 17 March.

With respect to its five-day moving average, the current Baidu Inc. price is up by +10.89% percent or $14.42. At present, BIDU shares trade -1.46% below its 20-day simple moving average and +60.96% percent above its 100-day simple moving average. However, the stock is currently trading approximately +11.45% above its SMA50 and +4.62% above its SMA200.

Stochastic coefficient K was 44.31% and Stochastic coefficient D was 30.32%, while ATR was 7.53. Given the Stochastic reading of 72.40% for the 14-day period, the RSI (14) reading has been calculated as 55.80%. As of today, the MACD Oscillator reading stands at 1.91, while the 14-day reading stands at -1.46.

Analyst Ratings

UBS launched its rating on Baidu Inc. (NASDAQ: BIDU) to a Buy in a note to investors on September 16, 2022. Baidu Inc. (BIDU) has been rated Overweight by analysts. According to 1 brokerage firm, BIDU is a sell, and 8 firms recommend it is a Hold. There are 1 analyst who say the stock is underweight. A total of 6 analysts rate Baidu Inc. stock as buy, with 37 recommending it as overweight.


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