Friday, August 12, 2005

There's More Where Baidu Came From

There's More Where Baidu Came From: "All this doesn't mean Baidu truly warrants its own sky-high valuation. Baidu, co-founded five years ago by former Infoseek engineer Robin Yanhong Li, is the mainland's No. 1 search engine, with 45% of the market. But the company earned just $1.45 million on $14 million in sales in 2004. At $90 per share, Baidu's market capitalization is nearly $3 billion -- which values it at more than 1,800 times 12-month trailing earnings, compared with price-earnings ratios of 70 or so for Google and Yahoo."

Oh my...
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