Friday, February 28, 2014

Baidu’s revenues up 43% in 2013

News this week: NASDAQ-listed Baidu, the leading Chinese-language Internet search provider, reported its results for the fourth quarter and full fiscal year in 2013. Revenues in the year were US$5.3 billion – a year-on-year growth of 43%. The company posted a net income in 2013 of US$1.7 billion, flat with the previous year. Diluted earnings per share in the period were RMB 29.93 (US$4.94).

Most of Baidu’s revenues were generated from its online marketing services. In 2013, the company had about 753,000 active online marketing customers, up 26% compared with 2012. Revenue per customer was US$6,971 in 2013 – a year-on-year growth of 13%.

For the quarter ended 31st December, revenues were up 50% reaching US$1.6 billion, while net income attributable to shareholders was flat compared with last year, at US$460 million. Baidu’s management expects revenues in the first quarter of 2014 to be between US$1.53 billion and US$1.57 billion, representing an increase of between 54.8% and 59.5% year-on-year.

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