|IQIYI, INC. filed this Form 424B4 on 03/29/2018|
NOTES TO CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS
FOR THE YEARS ENDED DECEMBER 31, 2015, 2016 AND 2017continued
(Amounts in thousands of Renminbi (RMB) and U.S. dollars (US$),
except for number of shares (or ADS) and per share (or ADS) data)
ended December 31, 2015, 2016 and 2017, respectively, after elimination of inter-company transactions. As of December 31, 2017, there was no pledge or collateralization of the VIEs and VIEs subsidiaries assets that can only be used to settled obligations of the VIEs and VIEs subsidiaries, other than aforementioned share pledge agreements and business operation agreements.
The VIEs third-party creditors did not have recourse to the general credit of the Company in normal course of business. The Company did not provide or intend to provide financial or other supports not previously contractually required to the VIEs and VIEs subsidiaries during the years presented.
Principles of consolidation
The consolidated financial statements have been prepared in accordance with United States generally accepted accounting principles (U.S. GAAP). The consolidated financial statements of the Group include the financial statements of the Company, its subsidiaries, VIEs and VIEs subsidiaries in which the Company is the primary beneficiary. The results of the subsidiaries are consolidated from the date on which the Group obtained control and continues to be consolidated until the date that such control ceases. A controlling financial interest is typically determined when a company holds a majority of the voting equity interest in an entity. However, if the Company demonstrates its ability to control the VIEs through power to govern the activities which most significantly impact its economic performance and is obligated to absorb losses of the VIEs that could potentially be significant to the VIEs or the right to receive benefits from the VIEs that could potentially be significant to the VIEs, then the entity is consolidated. All significant intercompany balances and transactions between the Company, its subsidiaries, VIEs and VIEs subsidiaries have been eliminated in consolidation.
Use of estimates
The preparation of the consolidated financial statements in conformity with U.S. GAAP requires management to make estimates and assumptions that affect the reported amounts of assets and liabilities, disclosures of contingent assets and liabilities at the date of the financial statements and the reported amounts of revenues and expenses during the period. Management evaluates estimates, including those related to the allowance for doubtful accounts, amortization of intangible assets, licensed copyrights and produced content, recoverability and useful lives of long-lived assets, net realizable value of licensed copyrights, recoverability of the carrying value of goodwill, fair value of share options to purchase the Companys ordinary shares, fair value of nonmonetary content exchanges, fair value of financial instruments, forfeiture rates for options granted, valuation allowances on deferred tax assets and income tax uncertainties, among others. Management bases these estimates on its historical experience and on various other assumptions that are believed to be reasonable, the results of which form the basis for making judgments about the carrying values of assets and liabilities. Actual results could differ from these estimates.
Translations of amounts from RMB into US$ for the convenience of the reader have been calculated at the exchange rate of RMB6.5063 per US$1.00 on December 29, 2017, the last business day in fiscal year 2017, as published on the website of the United States Federal Reserve Board. No representation is made that the RMB amounts could have been, or could be, converted into U.S. dollars at such rate.