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.


Snowflake Analysis

Imperfect balance sheet with concerning outlook.


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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's share price has been volatile over the past 3 months.


Market Performance


7 Day Return

4.8%

IQ

4.5%

US Entertainment

4.0%

US Market


1 Year Return

17.9%

IQ

15.4%

US Entertainment

4.9%

US Market

Return vs Industry: IQ exceeded the US Entertainment industry which returned 15.4% over the past year.

Return vs Market: IQ exceeded the US Market which returned 5% over the past year.


Shareholder returns

IQIndustryMarket
7 Day4.8%4.5%4.0%
30 Day34.2%8.9%1.3%
90 Day39.6%37.8%29.5%
1 Year17.9%17.9%16.2%15.4%7.2%4.9%
3 Yearn/a53.3%49.3%36.1%27.2%
5 Yearn/a88.9%80.0%65.3%46.9%

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?

17.08x

Price to Book (PB) ratio


Share Price vs. Fair Value

Below Fair Value: Insufficient data to calculate IQ's fair value to establish if it is undervalued.

Significantly Below Fair Value: Insufficient data to calculate IQ's fair value to establish if it is undervalued.


Price To Earnings Ratio

PE vs Industry: IQ is unprofitable, so we can't compare its PE Ratio to the 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 (17.1x) compared to the US Entertainment industry average (2.8x).


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Future Growth

How is iQIYI forecast to perform in the next 1 to 3 years based on estimates from 20 analysts?

41.3%

Forecasted annual earnings growth


Earnings and Revenue Growth Forecasts


Analyst Future Growth Forecasts

Earnings vs Savings Rate: IQ is forecast to remain unprofitable over the next 3 years.

Earnings vs Market: IQ is forecast to remain unprofitable over the next 3 years.

High Growth Earnings: IQ is forecast to remain unprofitable over the next 3 years.

Revenue vs Market: IQ's revenue (15.1% per year) is forecast to grow faster than the US market (9.3% per year).

High Growth Revenue: IQ's revenue (15.1% 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?

-16.1%

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 -16.1% 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 (21.3%).


Return on Equity

High ROE: IQ has a negative Return on Equity (-153.63%), 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¥19.4B) do not cover its short term liabilities (CN¥20.9B).

Long Term Liabilities: IQ's short term assets (CN¥19.4B) exceed its long term liabilities (CN¥15.3B).


Debt to Equity History and Analysis

Debt Level: IQ's debt to equity ratio (227.9%) is considered high.

Reducing Debt: Insufficient data to determine if IQ's debt to equity ratio has reduced 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?

4.5yrs

Average management tenure


CEO

Tim Gong Yu (51yo)

10.5yrs

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
Founder10.5yrsno data0.13% CN¥21.9m
Xiaodong Wang
Chief Financial Officer7.5yrsno datano data
Wenfeng Liu
Chief Technology Officer2.25yrsno datano data
Dahlia Wei
Director of Investor Relationsno datano datano data
Xiangjun Wang
Chief Marketing Officerno datano datano data
Kris Wu
Chief Experience Officer2.83yrsno datano data
Xiaohui Wang
Chief Content Officer4.5yrsno datano data
Xianghua Yang
Senior Vice Presidentno datano datano data
Youqiao Duan
Senior Vice Presidentno datano datano data

4.5yrs

Average Tenure

45yo

Average Age

Experienced Management: IQ's management team is considered experienced (4.5 years average tenure).


Board Members

NamePositionTenureCompensationOwnership
Tim Gong Yu
Founder10.5yrsno data0.13% CN¥21.9m
Yanhong Li
Chairman of the Board10.5yrsno datano data
Hanhui Sun
Independent Director2.33yrsno datano data
Jie Sun
Independent Director2.08yrsno datano data
Cheng-Chun Yu
Director3.5yrsno datano data
Chuan Wang
Director6.5yrsno datano data
Haifeng Wang
Director2.08yrsno datano data
Dou Shen
Director0.83yrno datano data

2.3yrs

Average Tenure

49.5yo

Average Age

Experienced Board: IQ's board of directors are not considered experienced ( 2.3 years average tenure), which suggests a new board.


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 not been meaningfully diluted in the past year.


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$17.475b
  • Shares outstanding: 733.65m
  • 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)YesSPONSORED ADSUSUSDMar 2018
0XWGLSE (London Stock Exchange)YesSPONSORED ADSGBUSDMar 2018
IQ8DB (Deutsche Boerse AG)YesSPONSORED ADSDEEURMar 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 broadcasting, online literature, animations, e-commerce, and social media platform. It operates a platform that provides a collection of internet video content, including professionally-produced content licensed from professional content providers and self-produced content. The company also provides membership, content distribution, and online advertising services. In addition, it operates iQIYI Mall, an e-commerce platform with a focus on entertainment-related merchandise, such as VR glasses, as well as sells electronics, apparel and accessories, and beauty and skincare products; iQIYI Show, a live broadcasting service which enables users to follow their favorite hosts, celebrities and shows in real time through live broadcasting; and iQIYI Paopao, an entertainment-based social media platform. Further, it is involved in the talent agency and IP licensing business, as well as developing a video community app Suike. The company was formerly known as Qiyi.com, Inc. and changed its name to iQIYI, Inc. in November 2017. iQIYI, Inc. was incorporated in 2009 and is headquartered in Beijing, China. iQIYI, Inc. is a subsidiary of Baidu Holdings Limited. 


Company Analysis and Financial Data Status

All financial data provided by Standard & Poor's Capital IQ.
DataLast Updated (UTC time)
Company Analysis2020/07/04 23:49
End of Day Share Price2020/07/02 00:00
Earnings2020/03/31
Annual Earnings2019/12/31


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.