NasdaqGS:IQ

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Executive Summary

iQIYI, Inc., together with its subsidiaries, provides online entertainment services under the iQIYI brand in the People’s Republic of China. More Details


Snowflake Analysis

Reasonable growth potential with imperfect balance sheet.


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Share Price & News

How has iQIYI's share price performed over time and what events caused price changes?


Latest Share Price and Events

Stable Share Price: IQ is not significantly more volatile than the rest of US stocks over the past 3 months, typically moving +/- 8% a week.

Volatility Over Time: IQ's weekly volatility (8%) has been stable over the past year.


Market Performance


7 Day Return

1.2%

IQ

-8.6%

US Entertainment

-4.0%

US Market


1 Year Return

28.7%

IQ

84.3%

US Entertainment

46.6%

US Market

Return vs Industry: IQ underperformed the US Entertainment industry which returned 84.3% over the past year.

Return vs Market: IQ underperformed the US Market which returned 46.6% over the past year.


Shareholder returns

IQIndustryMarket
7 Day1.2%-8.6%-4.0%
30 Day11.0%-7.9%-4.1%
90 Day18.7%10.1%3.3%
1 Year28.7%28.7%84.6%84.3%49.8%46.6%
3 Yearn/a87.5%84.5%47.8%38.4%
5 Yearn/a175.9%164.4%116.6%92.6%

Long-Term Price Volatility Vs. Market

How volatile is iQIYI's share price compared to the market and industry in the last 5 years?


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Valuation

Is iQIYI undervalued compared to its fair value and its price relative to the market?

3.5%

Undervalued compared to fair value


Share Price vs. Fair Value

Below Fair Value: IQ ($25.76) is trading below our estimate of fair value ($26.69)

Significantly Below Fair Value: IQ is trading below fair value, but not by a significant amount.


Price To Earnings Ratio

PE vs Industry: IQ is unprofitable, so we can't compare its PE Ratio to the US Entertainment industry average.

PE vs Market: IQ is unprofitable, so we can't compare its PE Ratio to the US market.


Price to Earnings Growth Ratio

PEG Ratio: Insufficient data to calculate IQ's PEG Ratio to determine if it is good value.


Price to Book Ratio

PB vs Industry: IQ is overvalued based on its PB Ratio (13.5x) compared to the US Entertainment industry average (4.6x).


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Future Growth

How is iQIYI forecast to perform in the next 1 to 3 years based on estimates from 18 analysts?

64.2%

Forecasted annual earnings growth


Earnings and Revenue Growth Forecasts


Analyst Future Growth Forecasts

Earnings vs Savings Rate: IQ is forecast to become profitable over the next 3 years, which is considered faster growth than the savings rate (2%).

Earnings vs Market: IQ is forecast to become profitable over the next 3 years, which is considered above average market growth.

High Growth Earnings: IQ's is expected to become profitable in the next 3 years.

Revenue vs Market: IQ's revenue (12% per year) is forecast to grow faster than the US market (9.9% per year).

High Growth Revenue: IQ's revenue (12% per year) is forecast to grow slower than 20% per year.


Earnings per Share Growth Forecasts


Future Return on Equity

Future ROE: IQ is forecast to be unprofitable in 3 years.


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Past Performance

How has iQIYI performed over the past 5 years?

-14.1%

Historical annual earnings growth


Earnings and Revenue History

Quality Earnings: IQ is currently unprofitable.

Growing Profit Margin: IQ is currently unprofitable.


Past Earnings Growth Analysis

Earnings Trend: IQ is unprofitable, and losses have increased over the past 5 years at a rate of 14.1% per year.

Accelerating Growth: Unable to compare IQ's earnings growth over the past year to its 5-year average as it is currently unprofitable

Earnings vs Industry: IQ is unprofitable, making it difficult to compare its past year earnings growth to the Entertainment industry (47.6%).


Return on Equity

High ROE: IQ has a negative Return on Equity (-74.19%), as it is currently unprofitable.


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Financial Health

How is iQIYI's financial position?


Financial Position Analysis

Short Term Liabilities: IQ's short term assets (CN¥22.3B) do not cover its short term liabilities (CN¥24.9B).

Long Term Liabilities: IQ's short term assets (CN¥22.3B) exceed its long term liabilities (CN¥13.9B).


Debt to Equity History and Analysis

Debt Level: IQ's debt to equity ratio (217.6%) is considered high.

Reducing Debt: IQ's debt to equity ratio has increased from 29.7% to 217.6% over the past 5 years.


Balance Sheet


Cash Runway Analysis

For companies that have on average been loss making in the past we assess whether they have at least 1 year of cash runway.

Stable Cash Runway: IQ has sufficient cash runway for more than a year based on its current free cash flow.

Forecast Cash Runway: Insufficient data to determine if IQ has enough cash runway if its free cash flow continues to grow or shrink based on historical rates.


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Dividend

What is iQIYI current dividend yield, its reliability and sustainability?


Dividend Yield vs Market

Notable Dividend: Unable to evaluate IQ's dividend yield against the bottom 25% of dividend payers, as the company has not reported any recent payouts.

High Dividend: Unable to evaluate IQ's dividend yield against the top 25% of dividend payers, as the company has not reported any recent payouts.


Stability and Growth of Payments

Stable Dividend: Insufficient data to determine if IQ's dividends per share have been stable in the past.

Growing Dividend: Insufficient data to determine if IQ's dividend payments have been increasing.


Current Payout to Shareholders

Dividend Coverage: Insufficient data to calculate payout ratio to determine if its dividend payments are covered by earnings.


Future Payout to Shareholders

Future Dividend Coverage: No need to calculate the sustainability of IQ's dividend in 3 years as they are not forecast to pay a notable one for the US market.


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Management

How experienced are the management team and are they aligned to shareholders interests?

5.2yrs

Average management tenure


CEO

Tim Gong Yu (51 yo)

11.17yrs

Tenure

Mr. Tim Gong Yu has been the Founder and Chief Executive Officer of iQiyi.com Inc. at Baidu, Inc. since January 2010. Prior to founding iQIYI, Dr. Gong was the president and chief operating officer of umes...


Leadership Team

NamePositionTenureCompensationOwnership
Tim Gong Yu
Founder11.17yrsno data0.12%
CN¥ 24.0m
Xiaodong Wang
Chief Financial Officer8.17yrsno datano data
Wenfeng Liu
Chief Technology Officer2.92yrsno datano data
Dahlia Wei
Director of Investor Relationsno datano datano data
Xiangjun Wang
Chief Marketing Officerno datano datano data
Kris Wu
Chief Experience Officer3.5yrsno datano data
Xiaohui Wang
Chief Content Officer5.17yrsno datano data
Xianghua Yang
President of Membership & Overseas Business Groupno datano datano data
Youqiao Duan
Senior Vice Presidentno datano datano data

5.2yrs

Average Tenure

45yo

Average Age

Experienced Management: IQ's management team is seasoned and experienced (5.2 years average tenure).


Board Members

NamePositionTenureCompensationOwnership
Tim Gong Yu
Founder11.17yrsno data0.12%
CN¥ 24.0m
Yanhong Li
Chairman of the Board11.17yrsno datano data
Hanhui Sun
Independent Director3yrsno datano data
Jie Sun
Independent Director2.75yrsno datano data
Cheng-Chun Yu
Director4.17yrsno datano data
Chuan Wang
Director7.17yrsno datano data
Haifeng Wang
Director2.75yrsno datano data
Dou Shen
Director1.5yrsno datano data

3.0yrs

Average Tenure

49.5yo

Average Age

Experienced Board: IQ's board of directors are considered experienced (3 years average tenure).


Ownership

Who are the major shareholders and have insiders been buying or selling?


Insider Trading Volume

Insider Buying: Insufficient data to determine if insiders have bought more shares than they have sold in the past 3 months.


Ownership Breakdown

Dilution of Shares: Shareholders have been diluted in the past year, with total shares outstanding growing by 2.5%.


Top Shareholders

Company Information

iQIYI, Inc.'s company bio, employee growth, exchange listings and data sources


Key Information

  • Name: iQIYI, Inc.
  • Ticker: IQ
  • Exchange: NasdaqGS
  • Founded: 2009
  • Industry: Movies and Entertainment
  • Sector: Media
  • Market Cap: US$19.383b
  • Shares outstanding: 743.48m
  • Website: https://www.iqiyi.com

Number of Employees


Location

  • iQIYI, Inc.
  • iQIYI Innovation Building
  • 9th Floor
  • Beijing
  • Beijing Province
  • 100080
  • China

Listings

TickerExchangePrimary SecuritySecurity TypeCountryCurrencyListed on
IQNasdaqGS (Nasdaq Global Select)YesADR EACH REP 7 SHS SPON AUSUSDMar 2018
0XWGLSE (London Stock Exchange)YesADR EACH REP 7 SHS SPON AGBUSDMar 2018
IQ8DB (Deutsche Boerse AG)YesADR EACH REP 7 SHS SPON ADEEURMar 2018

Biography

iQIYI, Inc., together with its subsidiaries, provides online entertainment services under the iQIYI brand in the People’s Republic of China. The company offers internet video, online games, live broadcasti...


Company Analysis and Financial Data Status

All financial data provided by Standard & Poor's Capital IQ.
DataLast Updated (UTC time)
Company Analysis2021/03/08 23:51
End of Day Share Price2021/03/08 00:00
Earnings2020/12/31
Annual Earnings2020/12/31


Unless specified all financial data is based on a yearly period but updated quarterly. This is known as Trailing Twelve Month (TTM) or Last Twelve Month (LTM) Data. Learn more here.