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424B4
IQIYI, INC. filed this Form 424B4 on 03/29/2018
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PROSPECTUS SUMMARY

The following summary is qualified in its entirety by, and should be read in conjunction with, the more detailed information and financial statements appearing elsewhere in this prospectus. In addition to this summary, we urge you to read the entire prospectus carefully, especially the risks of investing in our ADSs discussed under “Risk Factors,” before deciding whether to buy our ADSs. This prospectus contains information from an industry report commissioned by us and prepared by iResearch, a third-party research firm, in December 2017 (and updated by iResearch in February 2018) to provide information regarding our industry and our market position in China. We refer to this report as the “iResearch Report.” This prospectus also contains information available from iResearch that was not commissioned by us, which we cite and identify in this prospectus with the language “according to iResearch.”

Our Mission

We aspire to become a technology-based entertainment giant that brings fun and joy to people and their families.

Business Overview

iQIYI is an innovative market-leading online entertainment service in China.

We are at the forefront of the entertainment industry in China. Our corporate DNA combines creative talent with technology, fostering an environment for the continuous innovation and production of blockbuster content. Our platform features highly popular original content, as well as a comprehensive selection of professionally-produced and partner-generated content. Through our curated premium content, we attract a massive user base with tremendous user engagement, and generate significant monetization opportunities.

We are one of the largest internet companies in China in terms of user base. We have successfully built iQIYI into a widely-recognized brand among users, content partners and advertisers, and have redefined online entertainment in China. We are the largest internet video streaming service in China in terms of user time spent and average total MAUs in 2017, according to iResearch. We reshaped the internet video streaming industry in China by successfully cultivating users’ willingness to pay for content. Our subscribing members reached 60.1 million as of February 28, 2018, over 98% of whom were paying subscribing members. Through our license partner, we also operate the largest smart TV video streaming service in China as measured by monthly active devices in December 2017, according to the iResearch Report. For the three months ended December 31, 2017, we had approximately 421.3 million average mobile MAUs and approximately 126.0 million average mobile DAUs, while our average PC MAUs and average PC DAUs reached 424.1 million and 53.7 million, respectively. In December 2017, our users watched a total of 9.2 billion hours of videos on our platform, and spent an average of 1.7 hours per day per user watching video content on our mobile apps. We have also built a leading entertainment-based social media platform, iQIYI Paopao, for fans to follow and interact with celebrities and the entertainment community. iQIYI Paopao had approximately 45.8 million average mobile DAUs for the three months ended December 31, 2017. For definitions of (i) total user time spent and MAUs, (ii) mobile MAUs, mobile DAUs, PC MAUs and PC DAUs for our iQIYI platform, as well as (iii) mobile DAUs for iQIYI Paopao, see “—Conventions Which Apply to this Prospectus.”

We pride ourselves in establishing a track record of producing blockbuster original content. In 2017, our original content accounted for 5 of the top 10 original internet variety shows and 6 of the top 10 original internet drama series in China based on each title’s peak monthly active users according to the iResearch Report. The Lost Tomb ( LOGO ), one of the first high-budget original internet drama series in China that we released in 2015, generated more than 100 million video views within the first 24 hours of debut and over 4 billion video views in total. For the definition of video views for our iQIYI platform, see “—Conventions Which Apply to this Prospectus.” Since 2015, we have released several award-winning multi-genre original titles, such as The Mystic



 

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