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 RMB2.077 billion ($321.4 million) for the second quarter of 2011, representing an 88.1% increase from the corresponding period in 2010.
As of June 30, 2011, Baidu had cash, cash equivalents and short-term investments of RMB10.274 billion ($1.590 billion).
Online marketing revenues for the second quarter of 2011 were RMB3.414 billion ($528.3 million), representing a 78.4% increase from the corresponding period in 2010. Baidu had approximately 298,000 active online marketing customers in the second quarter of 2011, representing a 17.3% increase from the corresponding period in 2010 and an 8.8% increase from the previous quarter.
Traffic acquisition cost (TAC) as a component of cost of revenues was RMB269.1 million ($41.6 million). Bandwidth costs as a component of cost of revenues were RMB146.7 million ($22.7 million), representing 4.3% of total revenues, compared to 3.5% in the corresponding period in 2010. Selling, general and administrative expenses were RMB377.5 million ($58.4 million), representing an increase of 42.5% from the corresponding period in 2010, primarily due to increased personnel costs and marketing expenses. Research and development expenses were RMB298.7 million ($46.2 million), an 87.5% increase from the corresponding period in 2010. The increase was primarily due to increased R&D headcount.
Operating profit was RMB1.858 billion ($287.5 million), representing a 91.2% increase from the corresponding period in 2010. Operating profit excluding share-based compensation expenses (non-GAAP) was RMB1.893 billion ($292.9 million), a 90.6% increase from the corresponding period in 2010.
Outlook for Third Quarter 2011: Baidu currently expects to generate total revenues in an amount ranging from RMB3.950 billion($611.1 million) to RMB4.050 billion ($626.6 million) for the third quarter of 2011, representing a 75.1% to 79.5% year-over-year increase. This forecast reflects Baidu’s current and preliminary view, which is subject to change. Source: Baidu Press Release