August 22, 2017

21Vianet Group, Inc. Reports Second Quarter 2017 Unaudited Financial Results

2017-08-22 16:01:00.0

BEIJING, Aug. 22, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- 21Vianet Group, Inc. (Nasdaq:VNET) ("21Vianet" or the "Company"), a leading carrier-neutral internet data center services provider in China, today announced its unaudited financial results for the second quarter ended June 30, 2017. The Company will hold a conference call at 8:00 p.m. Eastern Time on Tuesday, August 22, 2017. Dial-in details are provided at the end of the release.

Mr. Steve Zhang, Chief Executive Officer of the Company, stated, "Our business realignment continued to generate fruitful results in the second quarter of 2017. In particular, our core hosting and related services maintained its growth trajectory. To meet strong market demand, we will increase our data center capacity through a variety of channels, including building cabinets ourselves and entering into strategic joint ventures. This past quarter, we increased the total number of cabinets under management to 27,361. Our cooperation with Warburg Pincus remained on track, as we've almost completed transferring another one of the 4 high-quality data center assets into our initial joint venture. In our managed network service (MNS) business, we saw fierce competition and pricing pressure in the market, especially with the effect of public clouds on our CDN business and telecom operators on our Aipu business. To further optimize the network business, we have been actively implementing various cost control measures. Going forward, we will continue our business realignment. We will allocate more resources to our core hosting and related services business, seek to further improve our operating leverage, and gradually transform ourselves into an asset-light business. At the same time, we will continue to explore various strategic alternatives for our MNS business."

Mr. Terry Wang, Chief Financial Officer of the Company, further commented, "In the second quarter of 2017, our total net revenue declined slightly by 3.5% year-over-year to RMB878.7 million, but was still within the range of our guidance. Our core hosting and related services, which accounted for roughly 85% of total revenues, grew by 10.9% year-over-year. Moreover, because we prudently controlled our costs and reduced expenses, our gross profit increased by 8.7% year-over-year to RMB188.0 million, and our gross margin expanded to 21.4% in the second quarter from 19.0% in the prior year period. Our adjusted EBITDA increased to RMB108.6 million. In addition, we intensified our cash collection efforts and as a result, our accounts receivable declined year-over-year to RMB673.9 million as of June 30, 2017. We are pleased that net cash from operating activities improved to RMB68.9 million in the second quarter. These achievements all exemplified the effectiveness of our business realignment. Going forward, we will continue managing our cost structure efficiently while striving to revive our total revenue growth."

Second Quarter 2017 Financial Results

REVENUES: Net revenues were RMB878.7 million (US$129.6 million) in the second quarter of 2017 compared to RMB910.8 million in the comparative period in 2016. The increase in revenues from hosting and related services was offset by the decrease in revenues from MNS.

Net revenues for hosting and related services increased by 10.9% to RMB743.4 million (US$109.7 million) in the second quarter of 2017 compared to RMB670.5 million in the comparative period in 2016. The increase was primarily due to an increase in the Company's IDC and VPN business.

Net revenues for MNS were RMB135.3 million (US$20.0 million) in the second quarter of 2017, compared to RMB240.4 million in the comparative period in 2016. The decrease was primarily due to intensifying competition and pricing pressure.

GROSS PROFIT: Gross profit increased by 8.7% to RMB188.0 million (US$27.7 million) in the second quarter of 2017 as compared to RMB172.9 million in the comparative period in 2016. Gross margin increased to 21.4% in the second quarter of 2017 from 19.0% in the comparative period in 2016. The increase was primarily due to the Company's execution of its cost control strategies.  

Adjusted gross profit, which excludes share-based compensation expenses and amortization of intangible assets derived from acquisitions, increased by 9.2% to RMB219.3 million (US$32.3 million) in the second quarter of 2017 compared to RMB200.8 million in the comparative period in 2016. Adjusted gross margin increased to 25.0% in the second quarter of 2017 compared to 22.0% in the comparative period in 2016.

OPERATING EXPENSES: Total operating expenses decreased by 10.6% to RMB268.5 million (US$39.6 million) in the second quarter of 2017 from RMB300.5 million in the comparative period in 2016.

Adjusted operating expenses, which exclude share-based compensation expenses and changes in the fair value of contingent purchase consideration payable, decreased by 17.7% to RMB258.0 million (US$38.1 million) in the second quarter of 2017 from RMB313.4 million in the comparative period in 2016. As a percentage of net revenues, adjusted operating expenses decreased to 29.4% in the second quarter of 2017 from 34.4% in the comparative period in 2016.

Sales and marketing expenses decreased by 15.1% to RMB70.9 million (US$10.5 million) in the second quarter of 2017 compared to RMB83.5 million in the comparative period in 2016. The decrease was primarily due to a decrease in third party sales commissions

General and administrative expenses decreased by 10.1% to RMB139.1 million (US$20.5 million) in the second quarter of 2017 compared to RMB154.8 million in the comparative period in 2016. The decrease was primarily driven by a reduction in headcount.

Research and development expenses were RMB43.1 million (US$6.4 million) in the second quarter of 2017 compared to RMB33.0 million in the comparative period in 2016. The increase was primarily driven by increasing research staff for our core data center business.

Bad debt provisions decreased by 63.1% to RMB16.4 million (US$2.4 million) in the second quarter of 2017 compared to RMB44.6 million in the comparative period in 2016.

Changes in the fair value of contingent purchase consideration payable decreased by 93.3% to RMB1.0 million (US$0.2 million) in the second quarter of 2017 compared to RMB15.3 million in the comparative period in 2016.

ADJUSTED EBITDA: Adjusted EBITDA, which excludes share-based compensation expenses and changes in the fair value of contingent purchase consideration payable, increased to RMB108.6 million (US$16.0 million) in the second quarter of 2017 compared to RMB15.5 million in the comparative period in 2016. Adjusted EBITDA margin increased to 12.4% in the second quarter of 2017 compared to 1.7% in the comparative period in 2016.

Adjusted EBITDA for hosting and related services was RMB171.3 million (US$25.3 million) in the second quarter of 2017 compared to RMB108.3 million in the comparative period in 2016.

Adjusted EBITDA for MNS was negative RMB62.7 million (US$9.2 million) in the second quarter of 2017 compared to negative RMB92.9 million in the comparative period in 2016.

NET PROFIT/LOSS: Net loss narrowed by 3.7% to RMB119.3 million (US$17.6 million) in the second quarter of 2017 compared to RMB123.8 million in the comparative period in 2016.

Adjusted net loss, which excludes share-based compensation expenses, amortization of intangible assets derived from acquisitions, and changes in the fair value of contingent purchase consideration payable and related deferred tax impact, narrowed by 28.1% to RMB83.5 million (US$12.3 million) in the second quarter of 2017 compared to RMB116.2 million in the comparative period in 2016. Adjusted net margin improved to negative 9.5% in the second quarter of 2017 compared to negative 12.8% in the comparative period in 2016.

LOSS PER SHARE: Diluted loss per share narrowed by 18.2% to RMB0.18 in the second quarter of 2017, which represents the equivalent of RMB1.08 (US$0.18) per American Depositary Share ("ADS"). Each ADS represents six ordinary shares.

Adjusted diluted loss per share narrowed by 35.0% to RMB0.13 in the second quarter of 2017, which represents the equivalent of RMB0.78 (US$0.12) per ADS. Adjusted diluted loss per share is calculated using adjusted net loss divided by the weighted average number of shares.

As of June 30, 2017, the Company had a total of 675.0 million ordinary shares outstanding, or the equivalent of 112.5 million ADS.

BALANCE SHEET: As of June 30, 2017, the Company's cash and cash equivalents and short-term investment were RMB757.8 million (US$111.8 million).

Second quarter 2017 Operational Highlights

  • Total Monthly Recurring Revenues ("MRR") per cabinet was RMB8,311 in the second quarter of 2017, compared to RMB8,363 in the first quarter of 2017.
  • Monthly Recurring Revenues for our hosting business ("Hosting MRR") per cabinet was RMB7,697 in the second quarter of 2017, compared to RMB7,746 in the second quarter of 2016, and RMB7,598 in the first quarter of 2017.
  • Total cabinets under management increased to 27,361 as of June 30, 2017 from 26,394 as of March 31, 2017, with 20,971 cabinets in the Company's self-built data centers and 6,390 cabinets in its partnered data centers.
  • Utilization rate was 75.2% in the second quarter of 2017, compared to 75.8% in the first quarter of 2017.
  • Hosting churn rate, which is based on the Company's core IDC business, decreased to 0.24% in the second quarter of 2017, compared to 0.48% in the first quarter of 2017.

Recent Developments

As previously announced in the press release dated August 10, 2017, the Company has priced the offering of USD200 million in aggregate principal amount of the USD-denominated notes due 2020 with an interest rate of 7.00% per annum (the "Notes"). The deal closed on August 17, 2017. The Notes are being offered outside the United States in reliance on Regulation S under the Securities Act of 1933, as amended. Interest on the Notes is payable semi-annually in arrears on, or nearest to, August 17 and February 17 each year, beginning on August 17, 2017. The Notes are not rated. The holders of the Notes will have the right, at their option, to require the Company to repurchase for cash all of their Notes or any portion of the principal thereof that is equal to US$200,000 or integral multiples of US$1,000 in excess thereof on August 17, 2019.

The Company intends to use the proceeds from its Notes offering to refinance outstanding indebtedness, fund future capital needs, and for general corporate purposes.

Financial Outlook

For the third quarter of 2017, the Company expects net revenues to be in the range of RMB860 million to RMB900 million, compared to RMB968.0 million in the prior year period. Adjusted EBITDA is expected to be in the range of RMB108 million to RMB122 million, compared to RMB67.9 million in the prior year period.

Conference Call

The Company will hold a conference call on Tuesday, August 22, 2017 at 8:00 pm U.S. Eastern Time, or Wednesday, August 23, 2017 at 8:00 am Beijing Time to discuss the financial results.

Participants may access the call by dialing the following numbers: 
 
United States Toll Free: +1-855-500-8701
International: +65-6713-5440
China Domestic: 400-120-0654
Hong Kong: +852-3018-6776
Conference ID: 58283697
 
The replay will be accessible through August 30, 2017, by dialing the following numbers:
 
United States Toll Free: +1-855-452-5696
International: +61-2-9003-4211
Conference ID: 58283697

A live and archived webcast of the conference call will be available through the Company's investor relation website at http://ir.21vianet.com.

Non-GAAP Disclosure

In evaluating its business, 21Vianet considers and uses the following non-GAAP measures defined as non-GAAP financial measures by the SEC as supplemental measure to review and assess its operating performance: adjusted gross profit, adjusted gross margin, adjusted operating expenses, adjusted net profit, adjusted net margin, adjusted EBITDA, adjusted EBITDA margin, adjusted basic earnings per share, adjusted diluted earnings per share, adjusted basic earnings per ADS and adjusted diluted earnings per ADS. The presentation of these non-GAAP financial measures is not intended to be considered in isolation or as a substitute for the financial information prepared and presented in accordance with U.S. GAAP. For more information on these non-GAAP financial measures, please see the table captioned "Reconciliations of GAAP and non-GAAP results" set forth at the end of this press release.

The non-GAAP financial measures are provided as additional information to help investors compare business trends among different reporting periods on a consistent basis and to enhance investors' overall understanding of the Company's current financial performance and prospects for the future. These non-GAAP financial measures should be considered in addition to results prepared in accordance with U.S. GAAP, but should not be considered a substitute for, or superior to, U.S. GAAP results. In addition, the Company's calculation of the non-GAAP financial measures may be different from the calculation used by other companies, and therefore comparability may be limited.

Exchange Rate

This announcement contains translations of certain RMB amounts into U.S. dollars ("USD") at specified rates solely for the convenience of the reader. Unless otherwise stated, all translations from RMB to USD were made at the rate of RMB6.7793 to US$1.00, the noon buying rate in effect on June 30, 2017 in the H.10 statistical release of the Federal Reserve Board. The Company makes no representation that the RMB or USD amounts referred could be converted into USD or RMB, as the case may be, at any particular rate or at all. For analytical presentation, all percentages are calculated using the numbers presented in the financial statements contained in this earnings release.

Statement Regarding Unaudited Condensed Financial Information

The unaudited financial information set forth above is preliminary and subject to potential adjustments. Adjustments to the consolidated financial statements may be identified when audit work has been performed for the Company's year-end audit, which could result in significant differences from this preliminary unaudited condensed financial information.

About 21Vianet

21Vianet Group, Inc. is a leading carrier-neutral Internet data center services provider in China. 21Vianet provides hosting and related services, managed network services, cloud services, content delivery network services, last-mile wired broadband services and business VPN services, improving the reliability, security and speed of its customers' Internet infrastructure. Customers may locate their servers and networking equipment in 21Vianet's data centers and connect to China's Internet backbone through 21Vianet's extensive fiber optic network. In addition, 21Vianet's proprietary smart routing technology enables customers' data to be delivered across the Internet in a faster and more reliable manner. 21Vianet operates in more than 30 cities throughout China, servicing a diversified and loyal base of more than 4,000 hosting enterprise customers that span numerous industries ranging from Internet companies to government entities and blue-chip enterprises to small- to mid-sized enterprises

Safe Harbor Statement

This announcement contains forward-looking statements. These forward-looking statements are made under the "safe harbor" provisions of the U.S. Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. These statements can be identified by terminology such as "will," "expects," "anticipates," "future," "intends," "plans," "believes," "estimates" and similar statements. Among other things, quotations from management in this announcement as well as 21Vianet's strategic and operational plans contain forward-looking statements. 21Vianet may also make written or oral forward-looking statements in its reports filed with, or furnished to, the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, in its annual reports to shareholders, in press releases and other written materials and in oral statements made by its officers, directors or employees to third parties. Statements that are not historical facts, including statements about 21Vianet's beliefs and expectations, are forward-looking statements. Forward-looking statements involve inherent risks and uncertainties. A number of factors could cause actual results to differ materially from those contained in any forward-looking statement, including but not limited to the following: 21Vianet's goals and strategies; 21Vianet's expansion plans; the expected growth of the data center services market; expectations regarding demand for, and market acceptance of, 21Vianet's services; 21Vianet's expectations regarding keeping and strengthening its relationships with customers; 21Vianet's plans to invest in research and development to enhance its solution and service offerings; and general economic and business conditions in the regions where 21Vianet provides solutions and services. Further information regarding these and other risks is included in 21Vianet's reports filed with, or furnished to, the Securities and Exchange Commission. All information provided in this press release and in the attachments is as of the date of this press release, and 21Vianet undertakes no duty to update such information, except as required under applicable law.

 

21VIANET GROUP, INC.
CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS
(Amount in thousands of Renminbi ("RMB") and US dollars ("US$"))
 As ofAs of 
  
December 31, 2016
June 30, 2017
 RMB RMB US$
 (Audited) (Unaudited)
(Unaudited)
Assets   
Current assets:   
Cash and cash equivalents  1,297,418   757,819   111,784 
Restricted cash  1,963,561   1,914,778   282,445 
Accounts and notes receivable, net  655,459   673,900   99,406 
Short-term investments  277,946   -    - 
Inventories  4,431   4,308   635 
Prepaid expenses and other current assets  777,131   930,946   137,324 
Amount due from related parties  182,615   192,663   28,419 
Total current assets  5,158,561   4,474,414   660,013 
Non-current assets:   
Property and equipment, net  3,781,613   3,936,256   580,629 
Intangible assets, net  977,341   906,307   133,687 
Land use rights, net  167,646   165,725   24,446 
Deferred tax assets  100,676   100,922   14,887 
Goodwill  1,755,970   1,755,970   259,019 
Long term investments  298,871   341,308   50,346 
Restricted cash  33,544   3,472   512 
Other non-current assets  147,302   128,684   18,982 
Total non-current assets  7,262,963   7,338,644   1,082,508 
Total assets  12,421,524   11,813,058   1,742,521 
Liabilities and Shareholders' Equity      
Current liabilities:   
Short-term bank borrowings  1,683,676   1,640,676   242,013 
Accounts and notes payable  529,569   584,499   86,218 
Accrued expenses and other payables  787,916   741,400   109,362 
Deferred revenue  320,023   265,766   39,203 
Advances from customers  201,397   349,702   51,584 
Income taxes payable  21,899   15,100   2,227 
Amounts due to related parties  121,928   119,782   17,669 
Current portion of long-term bank borrowings  39,303   62,254   9,183 
Current portion of capital lease obligations  243,723   296,395   43,721 
Current portion of deferred government grant  5,107   4,811   710 
Current portion of bonds payable419,316  -  
Total current liabilities  4,373,857   4,080,385   601,890 
Non-current liabilities:   
Long-term bank borrowings  268,221   263,647   38,890 
Deferred revenue  62,531   54,297   8,009 
Unrecognized tax benefits  28,689   31,762   4,685 
Deferred tax liabilities  274,700   267,128   39,403 
Non-current portion of capital lease obligations  536,623   537,743   79,321 
Non-current portion of deferred government grant  25,886   27,162   4,007 
Total non-current liabilities  1,196,650   1,181,739   174,315 
    
Redeemable noncontrolling interests  700,000   700,000   103,255 
    
Shareholders' equity   
Treasury stock  (204,557)  (309,897)  (45,712)
Ordinary shares   45   45   7 
Additional paid-in capital  9,015,846   9,051,232   1,335,128 
Accumulated other comprehensive gain  118,290   60,263   8,889 
Statutory reserves  64,622   66,729   9,843 
Accumulated deficit  (2,869,031)  (3,067,745)  (452,515)
Total 21Vianet Group, Inc. shareholders' equity  6,125,215   5,800,627   855,640 
Noncontrolling interest  25,802   50,307   7,421 
Total shareholders' equity  6,151,017   5,850,934   863,061 
Total liabilities, redeemable noncontrolling interests and shareholders' equity  12,421,524   11,813,058   1,742,521 



21VIANET GROUP, INC.
CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF OPERATIONS
(Amount in thousands of Renminbi ("RMB") and US dollars ("US$") except for number of shares and per share data)
         
 Three months ended  Six months ended 
 June 30, 2016March 31,2017June 30, 2017 June 30, 2016June 30, 2017
 RMBRMBRMBUS$ RMBRMBUS$
 (Unaudited)(Unaudited)(Unaudited)(Unaudited) (Unaudited)(Unaudited)(Unaudited)
Net revenues        
Hosting and related services  670,498   706,711   743,398   109,657    1,266,982   1,450,109   213,902 
Managed network services240,351 155,466   135,281   19,955  506,139 290,747   42,888 
Total net revenues  910,849   862,177   878,679   129,612    1,773,121   1,740,856   256,790 
Cost of revenues  (737,946)  (681,700)  (690,716)  (101,886)   (1,431,238)  (1,372,416)  (202,442)
Gross profit  172,903   180,477   187,963   27,726    341,883   368,440   54,348 
Operating expenses        
Sales and marketing  (83,455)  (65,832)  (70,880)  (10,455)   (160,770)  (136,712)  (20,166)
Research and development  (32,976)  (38,387)  (43,108)  (6,359)   (74,833)  (81,495)  (12,021)
General and administrative  (154,756)  (135,803)  (139,113)  (20,520)   (288,562)  (274,916)  (40,552)
Bad debt provision  (44,612)  (15,465)  (16,449)  (2,426)   (44,607)  (31,914)  (4,708)
Changes in the fair value of contingent purchase consideration payable  15,306   2,867   1,032   152    13,825   3,899   575 
Total operating expenses  (300,493)  (252,620)  (268,518)  (39,608)   (554,947)  (521,138)  (76,872)
Operating loss   (127,590)  (72,143)  (80,555)  (11,882)   (213,064)  (152,698)  (22,524)
Interest income  3,641   8,252   7,188   1,060    12,523   15,440   2,278 
Interest expense  (52,755)  (37,027)  (40,033)  (5,905)   (108,447)  (77,060)  (11,367)
Other income  3,367   4,826   1,458   215    4,473   6,284   927 
Other expense  (12,510)  (1,562)  (2,636)  (389)   (13,614)  (4,198)  (619)
Foreign exchange gain (loss)  24,224   (5,481)  (10,372)  (1,530)   18,981   (15,853)  (2,338)
Loss before income taxes and gain from equity method investments  (161,623)  (103,135)  (124,950)  (18,431)   (299,148)  (228,085)  (33,643)
Income tax benefit (expense)  18,400   (16,127)  (1,387)  (205)   3,406   (17,514)  (2,583)
Gain from equity method investments  19,374   2,425   7,080   1,044    20,575   9,505   1,402 
Net loss  (123,849)  (116,837)  (119,257)  (17,592)   (275,167)  (236,094)  (34,824)
Net loss attributable to noncontrolling interest  26,874   17,043   22,444   3,311    35,392   39,487   5,825 
Net loss attributable to ordinary shareholders  (96,975)  (99,794)  (96,813)  (14,281)   (239,775)  (196,607)  (28,999)
                
         
         
Loss per share        
Basic  (0.22)  (0.17)  (0.18)  (0.03)   (0.50)  (0.35)  (0.05)
Diluted  (0.22)  (0.17)  (0.18)  (0.03)   (0.50)  (0.35)  (0.05)
Shares used in loss per share computation        
Basic*  578,617,002   678,649,016   670,534,467   670,534,467    551,875,790   674,556,313   674,556,313 
Diluted*  578,617,002   678,649,016   670,534,467   670,534,467    551,875,790   674,556,313   674,556,313 
         
Loss per ADS (6 ordinary shares equal to 1 ADS)        
Basic(1.32)(1.02)(1.08)(0.18) (3.00)(2.10)(0.30)
Diluted(1.32)(1.02)(1.08)(0.18) (3.00)(2.10)(0.30)
         
* Shares used in loss per share/ADS computation were computed under weighted average method.     
         



21VIANET GROUP, INC.
RECONCILIATIONS OF GAAP AND NON-GAAP RESULTS 
(Amount in thousands of Renminbi ("RMB") and US dollars ("US$") except for number of shares and per share data)
         
 Three months ended  Six months ended 
 June 30, 2016March 31,2017June 30, 2017 June 30, 2016June 30, 2017
 RMBRMBRMBUS$ RMBRMBUS$
Gross profit  172,903   180,477   187,963   27,726    341,883   368,440   54,348 
Plus: share-based compensation expense  (11,073)  (222)  42   6    (7,148)  (180)  (27)
Plus: amortization of intangible assets derived from acquisitions  38,967   31,372   31,258   4,611    77,164   62,630   9,238 
Adjusted gross profit  200,797   211,627   219,263   32,343    411,899   430,890   63,559 
Adjusted gross margin22.0%24.5%25.0%25.0% 23.2%24.8%24.8%
Operating expenses  (300,493)  (252,620)  (268,518)  (39,608)   (554,947)  (521,138)  (76,872)
Plus: share-based compensation expense  2,355   4,545   11,563   1,706    35,823   16,108   2,377 
Plus: changes in the fair value of contingent purchase consideration payable  (15,306)  (2,867)  (1,032)  (152)   (13,825)  (3,899)  (575)
Adjusted operating expenses  (313,444)  (250,942)  (257,987)  (38,054)   (532,949)  (508,929)  (75,070)
Net loss  (123,849)  (116,837)  (119,257)  (17,592)   (275,167)  (236,094)  (34,824)
Plus: share-based compensation expense  (8,718)  4,323   11,605   1,712    28,675   15,928   2,350 
Plus: amortization of intangible assets derived from acquisitions  38,967   31,372   31,258   4,611    77,164   62,630   9,238 
Plus: changes in the fair value of contingent purchase consideration payable and related deferred tax impact  (15,306)  (2,867)  (1,032)  (152)   (13,330)  (3,899)  (575)
Plus: tax impact for the reconciliation adjustments(1)  (7,256)  (6,113)  (6,101)  (900)   (14,512)  (12,214)  (1,802)
Adjusted net loss  (116,162)  (90,122)  (83,527)  (12,321)   (197,170)  (173,649)  (25,613)
Adjusted net margin-12.8%-10.5%-9.5%-9.5% -11.1%-10.0%-10.0%
Net loss  (123,849)  (116,837)  (119,257)  (17,592)   (275,167)  (236,094)  (34,824)
Minus: Provision for income taxes  18,400   (16,127)  (1,387)  (205)   3,406   (17,514)  (2,583)
Minus: Interest income  3,641   8,252   7,188   1,060    12,523   15,440   2,278 
Minus: Interest expenses  (52,755)  (37,027)  (40,033)  (5,905)   (108,447)  (77,060)  (11,367)
Minus: Exchange gain (loss)  24,224   (5,481)  (10,372)  (1,530)   18,981   (15,853)  (2,338)
Minus: Gain from equity method investment  19,374   2,425   7,080   1,044    20,575   9,505   1,402 
Minus: Other income  3,367   4,826   1,458   215    4,473   6,284   927 
Minus: Other expenses  (12,510)  (1,562)  (2,636)  (389)   (13,614)  (4,198)  (619)
Plus: depreciation  118,195   129,609   137,577   20,294    227,135   267,186   39,412 
Plus: amortization  48,892   41,344   41,014   6,050    95,114   82,358   12,148 
Plus: share-based compensation expense  (8,718)  4,323   11,605   1,712    28,675   15,928   2,350 
Plus: changes in the fair value of contingent purchase consideration payable  (15,306)  (2,867)  (1,032)  (152)   (13,825)  (3,899)  (575)
Adjusted EBITDA  15,473   100,266   108,609   16,022    124,035   208,875   30,811 
Adjusted EBITDA margin1.7%11.6%12.4%12.4% 7.0%12.0%12.0%
         
         
         
Adjusted net loss(116,162)(90,122)(83,527)(12,321) (197,170)(173,649)(25,613)
Less: Net loss attributable to noncontrolling interest  26,874   17,043   22,444   3,311    35,392   39,487   5,825 
Adjusted net loss attributable to the Company's ordinary shareholders(89,288)(73,079)(61,083)(9,010) (161,778)(134,162)(19,788)
         
Adjusted loss per share        
Basic(0.20)(0.13)(0.13)(0.02) (0.35)(0.26)(0.04)
Diluted(0.20)(0.13)(0.13)(0.02) (0.35)(0.26)(0.04)
Shares used in adjusted loss per share computation:        
Basic(2)578,617,002 678,649,016 670,534,467 670,534,467  551,875,790 674,556,313  674,556,313 
Diluted(2)578,617,002 678,649,016 670,534,467 670,534,467  551,875,790 674,556,313  674,556,313 
         
Adjusted loss per ADS (6 ordinary shares equal to 1 ADS)        
Basic(1.20)(0.78)(0.78)(0.12) (2.10)(1.56)(0.24)
Diluted(1.20)(0.78)(0.78)(0.12) (2.10)(1.56)(0.24)
         
(1) We have presented the income tax effects as a separate line in the non-GAAP adjustments. These adjustments are a combination of the tax effects on amortization of intangible assets derived from acquisitions and on impairment of long-lived assets. 
(2) Shares used in adjusted loss/ADS per share computation were computed under weighted average method.     
         



21VIANET GROUP, INC.
RECONCILIATIONS OF GAAP AND NON-GAAP RESULTS (SEGMENT REPORTING
(Amount in thousands of Renminbi ("RMB") and US dollars ("US$") except for number of shares and per share data)
         
 Three months ended  Six months ended 
 June 30, 2016March 31,2017June 30, 2017 June 30, 2016June 30, 2017
 RMBRMBRMBUS$ RMBRMBUS$
Hosting and related services        
Operating profit  46,760   52,273   48,637   7,175    38,039   100,910   14,885 
Plus: depreciation and amortization  83,927   100,633   109,868   16,207    158,273   210,500   31,050 
Plus: share-based compensation expense  (7,075)  2,681   13,835   2,041    20,585   16,517   2,437 
Plus: changes in the fair value of contingent purchase consideration payable  (15,277)  (2,867)  (1,032)  (152)   (14,474)  (3,899)  (575)
Adjusted EBITDA  108,335   152,720   171,308   25,271    202,423   324,028   47,797 
                
Managed network services        
Operating profit  (174,350)  (124,416)  (129,192)  (19,057)   (251,103)  (253,608)  (37,409)
Plus: depreciation and amortization  83,160   70,320   68,723   10,137    163,976   139,044   20,510 
Plus: share-based compensation expense  (1,643)  1,642   (2,230)  (329)   8,090   (589)  (87)
Plus: changes in the fair value of contingent purchase consideration payable  (29)  -   -   -    649   -   - 
Adjusted EBITDA  (92,862)  (52,454)  (62,699)  (9,249)   (78,388)  (115,153)  (16,986)



21VIANET GROUP, INC.
CONSOLIDATED STATEMENT OF CASH FLOWS
(Amount in thousands of Renminbi ("RMB") and US dollars ("US$"))
    
  
 March 31, 2017 June 30, 2017 
  RMB  RMB  US$ 
  (Unaudited)  (Unaudited)  (Unaudited) 
 CASH FLOWS FROM OPERATING ACTIVITIES    
 Net loss   (116,837)  (119,257)  (17,591)
 Adjustments to reconcile net loss to net cash generated from operating activities:    
 Foreign exchange loss   5,481   10,372   1,530 
 Changes in the fair value of contingent purchase consideration payable   (2,867)  (1,032)  (152)
 Depreciation of property and equipment   129,609   137,577   20,294 
 Amortization of intangible assets   41,344   41,014   6,050 
 Provision for doubtful accounts and other receivables   15,465   16,449   2,426 
 Share-based compensation expense   4,323   11,573   1,707 
 Deferred income taxes expense (benefit)   240   (8,058)  (1,189)
 Gain from equity method investment   (2,425)  (7,080)  (1,044)
 Gain from cost method investments   -   (1,425)  (210)
 Changes in operating assets and liabilities    
 Restricted cash   (24,102)  (8,217)  (1,212)
 Inventories   (154)  277   41 
 Accounts and notes receivable   (80,864)  30,509   4,500 
 Unrecognized tax benefits   1,092   1,981   292 
 Prepaid expenses and other current assets   (85,428)  (82,143)  (12,117)
 Amounts due from related parties   (1,082)  (9,616)  (1,418)
 Accounts and notes payable   60,490   (5,560)  (820)
 Accrued expenses and other payables   (4,161)  61,956   9,139 
 Deferred revenue   (43,074)  (19,417)  (2,864)
 Advances from customers   111,899   36,406   5,370 
 Income taxes payable   6,709   (13,508)  (1,992)
 Amounts due to related parties   7,892   (6,139)  (905)
 Deferred government grants   (1,302)  2,282   337 
 Net cash generated from operating activities   22,248   68,944   10,172 
 CASH FLOWS FROM INVESTING ACTIVITIES       
 Purchases of property and equipment   (99,432)  (144,092)  (21,255)
 Purchases of intangible assets   (9,386)  (5,466)  (806)
 Payment for asset acquisition   (15,053)  (10,000)  (1,475)
 Payments for short-term investments   (207,003)  17   3 
 Proceeds received from maturity of short-term investments   -   484,932   71,531 
 Proceeds from cost method investment   -   1,425   210 
 Payments for long-term investments   -   (36,264)  (5,349)
 Restricted cash   -   144,176   21,267 
 Net cash (used in) generated from investing activities   (330,874)  434,728   64,126 
 CASH FLOWS FROM FINANCING ACTIVITIES       
 Restricted cash   (48,515)  25,513   3,763 
 Proceeds from exercise of stock options   555   13   2 
 Proceeds from long-term bank borrowings   9,038   23,662   3,490 
 Proceeds from short-term bank borrowings   50,000   20,000   2,950 
 Repayments of short-term bank borrowings   (95,000)  (18,000)  (2,655)
 Repayments of long-term bank borrowings   (1,974)  (12,349)  (1,822)
 Repayments of 2017 Bonds   -   (420,600)  (62,042)
 Payments for shares repurchase plan   (41,192)  (41,880)  (6,178)
 Rental prepayments and deposits for sales and leaseback transactions   (33,886)  (31,813)  (4,693)
 Payments for capital leases   (32,055)  (60,552)  (8,932)
 Contribution from noncontrolling interest in a subsidiary   -   22,962   3,387 
 Net cash used in financing activities   (193,029)  (493,044)  (72,730)
 Effect of foreign exchange rate changes on cash and short
  term investments 
  (16,250)  (32,322)  (4,768)
 Net decrease in cash and cash equivalents   (517,905)  (21,694)  (3,200)
 Cash and cash equivalents at beginning of period   1,297,418   779,513   114,984 
 Cash and cash equivalents at end of period   779,513   757,819   111,784 
 

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IR@21Vianet.com 

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