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Baidu.com, Inc. (ADR) (NASDAQ:BIDU) is scheduled to release its latest quarterly results after the closing bell on October 27, 2011.

BIDU trades an average of 11 million shares per day.

Baidu, Inc. provides Chinese and Japanese language Internet search services. The company was founded in 2000 and is headquartered in Beijing, the People's Republic of China.

  • 52 Week High: $165.96
  • 52 Week Low: $94.33
  • Book Value: $5.03
  • Float Short: 2.14%

Analysts are expecting an improvement of $0.11 in earnings per share compared to last quarter's results of $0.72. Investors will be looking to top $0.83 per share, based on the estimated mean earnings.

From a month ago, the stock has increased in price 7.72%, with a one year change of 23.06%.

The stock has done very well as compared to the overall market. When comparing to the S&P 500, the year to date difference is 37.14%.

Revenue year-over-year has increased to $1.20 billion for 2010 vs. $651.5 million for 2009. The bottom line has rising earnings year-over-year of $534.95 million for 2010 vs. $217.53 million for 2009. The company's earnings before income and taxes are rising with an EBIT year-over-year of $600.75 million for 2010 vs. $235.09 million for 2009.

Here is a look at the fiscal year revenue:

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paid2trade.com revenue gross bar chart for BIDU

Gross reported revenue compared to the mean estimate (rounded).

Fiscal Quarter Ending Month-Year Revenue Estimates Actual $ Difference Difference %
Jun-11 $ 492.70 M $ 528.35 M $ 35.65 M 7.24%
Mar-11 $ 365.79 M $ 372.00 M $ 6.21 M 1.7%
Dec-10 $ 359.33 M $ 371.30 M $ 11.97 M 3.33%
Sep-10 $ 331.35 M $ 337.20 M $ 5.85 M 1.77%
Jun-10 $ 274.92 M $ 282.30 M $ 7.38 M 2.68%
M = millions, B = billions

Differences are rounded. (Some onetime items are often excluded in reported EPS)

paid2trade.com Quarterly Estimates And Actual EPS results BIDU

Reported earnings per share compared to the mean estimate. Differences are rounded.

The total short interest number of shares for BIDU:

paid2trade.com short interest tool. The total short interest number of shares for BIDU

The number of days to cover short interest based on average daily trading volume for BIDU.

paid2trade.com number of days to cover short interest based on average daily trading volume for BIDU

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Source: Earnings Preview: Baidu.com Reports After The Closing Bell Thursday