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21Vianet Group, Inc. Reports Third Quarter 2016 Unaudited Financial Results

BEIJING, Nov. 28, 2016 (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 third quarter of 2016. The Company will hold a conference call at 8:00 p.m. Eastern Time on November 28, 2016. Dial-in details are provided at the end of the release.

Third Quarter 2016 Financial Highlights

  • Net revenues increased to RMB968.0 million (US$145.2 million) from RMB924.1 million in the comparative period in 2015

Mr. Steve Zhang, Chief Executive Officer of the Company, stated, "We are very pleased to report continued growth in our core businesses during the third quarter of 2016. Not only did we add over 2,300 new cabinets in our self-built data centers, including our latest one in Beijing, but we also solidly increased our data center utilization rate to 77.9% despite the new additions. Additionally, our cloud business continues to perform well and is gaining further momentum driven by our existing Microsoft cloud business. Meanwhile, we are thrilled to announce the General Availability of IBM Bluemix Services in China in late October. This partnership continues to deepen as our respective teams further cooperate and target a wider range of cooperation opportunities for emerging cloud businesses going forward. More recently, we signed a strategic agreement with Warburg Pincus to establish a joint venture to create a dedicated vehicle for our digital real estate business. With strong demand for data center space driven by the high growth in internet traffic, we are aiming to build out 80,000 to 100,000 cabinets over the next five to seven years. While the company stays focused on its core retail colocation and cloud services, the JV will help strengthen our IDC competitive advantages through broader product offerings and specialized business solutions. By separating the capital intensive data center infrastructure layer from the Company’s asset light business, we are confident that we will lessen our dependence on Capex, improve our free cash flow, capital structure and shareholders’ value.”

Mr. Terry Wang, Chief Financial Officer of the Company, commented, "Driven by improving growth in our core business, our total revenues in the third quarter of 2016 increased to RMB968.0 million. We are pleased to see that both our revenue and adjusted EBITDA beat our guidance. Our overall number of cabinets reached 26,184 as end of September 2016, 72% of which are self-built cabinets, as we continued structural shift to more self-built data centers. As a result of a strong quarter of cabinet sales, we are glad to report a utilization rate of 77.9% for the third quarter of 2016, improved from 76.2% in the second quarter and 71.8% in the same period last year. Hosting churn rate improved to 0.95% in the third quarter from 1.06% in the second quarter of 2016. Although the pricing environment remained challenging as a result of intensifying competition, we believe that our restructuring effort has put us on track to improve both top line growth as well as margin expansion going forward."

Third Quarter 2016 Financial Results

REVENUES: Net revenues for the third quarter of 2016 increased by 4.8% to RMB968.0 million (US$145.2 million) from RMB924.1 million in the comparative period in 2015, primarily driven by growth in IDC, Cloud and VPN revenues and partially offset by the decline in MNS revenues.

Net revenues from hosting and related services increased by 19.0% to RMB828.1 million (US$124.2 million) in the third quarter of 2016 from RMB695.8 million in the comparative period in 2015, primarily due to an increase in total number of billable cabinets and improved utilization rate, partially offset by lower MRR, or monthly recurring revenue, per cabinet.

Net revenues from MNS were RMB139.9 million (US$21.0 million) in the third quarter of 2016, compared with RMB228.3 million in the comparative period in 2015. The decrease was primarily due to the continued industry-wide decline in bandwidth prices and intensified competition.

GROSS PROFIT: Gross profit for the third quarter of 2016 was RMB186.9 million (US$28.0 million), compared with RMB200.3 million in the comparative period in 2015. Gross margin for the third quarter of 2016 was 19.3%, compared with 21.7% in the comparative period in 2015.

Adjusted gross profit, which excludes share-based compensation expenses and amortization of intangible assets derived from acquisitions, was RMB224.6 million (US$33.7million) in the third quarter of 2016, compared with RMB240.5 million in the comparative period in 2015. Adjusted gross margin was 23.2% in the third quarter of 2016, compared with 26.0% in the comparative period in 2015.

OPERATING EXPENSES: Total operating expenses were RMB313.8 million (US$47.1 million) in the third quarter of 2016, compared to RMB263.9 million in the comparative period in 2015. Adjusted operating expenses, which exclude share-based compensation expenses and changes in the fair value of contingent purchase consideration payable, were RMB293.9 million (US$44.1 million), compared to RMB230.9 million in the comparative period in 2015. As a percentage of net revenues, adjusted operating expenses were 30.4%, compared with 25.0% in the comparative period in 2015.

Sales and marketing expenses were RMB100.1 million (US$15.0 million) in the third quarter of 2016, compared to RMB89.2 million in the comparative period in 2015, due to increased labor cost, which was partially offset by decreased agency fee.

General and administrative expenses were RMB189.8 million (US$28.5 million) in the third quarter of 2016, compared to RMB138.8 million in the comparative period in 2015, due to increased staff cost and bad debt provision.

Research and development expenses were RMB36.1 million (US$5.4 million) in the third quarter of 2016, compared to RMB35.2 million in the comparative period in 2015.

Changes in the fair value of contingent purchase consideration payable was a gain of RMB12.3 million (US$1.8 million) in the third quarter of 2016, compared with a loss of RMB0.7 million in the comparative period in 2015.

ADJUSTED EBITDA: Adjusted EBITDA for the third quarter of 2016 was RMB67.9 million (US$10.2million), compared with RMB122.0 million in the comparative period in 2015. Adjusted EBITDA margin for the third quarter of 2016 was 7% compared with 13.2% in the comparative period in 2015. Adjusted EBITDA for the third quarter of 2016 excludes share-based compensation expenses of RMB33.4 million (US$5.0 million) and changes in the fair value of contingent purchase consideration payable which was a gain of RMB12.3 million (US$1.8 million).

NET PROFIT/LOSS: Net loss for the third quarter of 2016 was RMB171.5 million (US$25.7 million), compared with a net loss of RMB57.9 million in the comparative period in 2015.

Adjusted net loss for the third quarter of 2016 was RMB84.1 million (US$12.6 million) compared with an adjusted net profit of RMB15.4 million in the comparative period in 2015. Adjusted net loss in the third quarter of 2016 mainly excludes the changes in the fair value of contingent purchase consideration payable which was a gain of RMB12.3 million and a one-time loss of RMB29.8 million on debt extinguishment. Adjusted net margin in the third quarter of 2016 was negative 8.7%, compared with a net profit margin of 1.7% in the comparative period in 2015.

LOSS PER SHARE: Diluted loss per ordinary share for the third quarter of 2016 was RMB0.15, which represents the equivalent of RMB0.90 (US$0.13) per American Depositary Share ("ADS"). Each ADS represents six ordinary shares. Adjusted diluted loss per share for the third quarter of 2016 was RMB0.02, which represents the equivalent of RMB0.12 (US$0.02) per ADS. Adjusted diluted loss per share is calculated using adjusted net loss as discussed above divided by the weighted average number of shares.

As of September 30, 2016, the Company had a total of 682.1 million ordinary shares outstanding, or equivalent of 113.7 million ADSs.

BALANCE SHEET: As of September 30, 2016, the Company's cash and cash equivalents and short-term investment were RMB1.68 billion (US$251.5 million).

Third Quarter 2016 Operational Highlights

  • Monthly Recurring Revenues ("MRR") per cabinet was RMB8,696 in the third quarter of 2016, compared with RMB8,793 in the second quarter of 2016.
  • Total cabinets under management increased to 26,184 as of September 30, 2016 from 24,098 as of June 30, 2016, with 18,982 cabinets in the Company's self-built data centers and 7,202 cabinets in its partnered data centers.
  • Utilization rate was 77.9% in the third quarter of 2016, compared with 76.2% in the second quarter of 2016.
  • Hosting churn rate, which is based on the Company’s core IDC business, was 0.95% in the third quarter of 2016, compared with 1.06% in the second quarter of 2016.

Recent Developments

On July 22, 2016, IBM successfully commenced its Bluemix Dedicated Service in China, which marked an important milestone for the cooperation between 21Vianent and IBM since October 2015. On October 20, 2016, IBM Bluemix cloud services, operated by 21Vianet, are generally available in China. 21Vianet is committed to creating an open hybrid cloud ecosystem, with China’s domestic cloud and the international cloud, combining 20 years of experience in high performing data centers.

On September 22, 2016, the Company signed a strategic cooperation agreement with Aliyun, the cloud computing arm of Alibaba. Under the agreement, 21Vianet and Aliyun will join hands to build an enterprise hybrid cloud computing ecosystem and provide characteristic cloud computing solutions for the industry of finance, ecommerce, gaming, government and public affairs, healthcare, etc.

On August 29, the Company announced that RMB1,579,400,000 aggregate principal amount of the 6.875% Bonds due in 2017, represents 78.97% of the outstanding principal amount have been received and such Bonds have been validly tendered. In exchange for the tendered bonds, the Company provided a certain amount of deposit pledge to the bank for a bridge loan with a much lower interest rate.

On November 1, the Company signed a strategic agreement to establish a multi-stage joint venture with Warburg Pincus to build a digital real estate platform (“DRP”) in China. Pursuant to the JV Agreement, 21Vianet will seed the JV with four existing high-performing IDC assets, valued at over US$300 million, and Warburg Pincus will contribute direct capital and extensive industry network and resources in the real estate sector. Also pursuant to the JV Agreement, 21Vianet will continue to own 51% of the equity interests in the four existing IDC assets while Warburg Pincus will own the remaining 49%. With respect to future projects to be developed by the JV, 21Vianet will initially own 49% of the equity interests and Warburg Pincus will initially own 51% of the equity interests. The transactions contemplated by the JV Agreement are expected to close in multiple tranches in the first half of 2017 subject to the satisfaction of certain conditions.

Financial Outlook

For the fourth quarter of 2016, the Company expects net revenues to be in the range of RMB900 million to RMB940 million, compared with RMB983.4 million in the prior year. Adjusted EBITDA is expected to be in the range of RMB50 million to RMB70 million, compared with RMB102.1 million in the prior year.

For the full year 2016, the Company now expects net revenues to be in the range of RMB3.64 billion to RMB3.68 billion (revised from prior guidance of RMB3.62 billion to RMB3.66 billion), compared with RMB3.63 billion in the prior year. Adjusted EBITDA for the full year 2016 is expected to be in the range of RMB242 million to RMB262 million (revised from prior guidance of RMB240 million to RMB260 million), compared with RMB540.4 million in the prior year. These forecasts reflect the Company's current and preliminary view, which may be subject to change.

Conference Call

The Company will hold a conference call on Monday, November 28, 2016 at 8:00 pm U.S. Eastern Time, or Tuesday, November 29, 2016 at 9:00 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: 3431797

The replay will be accessible through December 6, 2016, by dialing the following numbers:

United States Toll Free: +1-855-452-5696
International: +61-2-9003-4211
Conference ID: 3431797

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 RMB6.669 to US$1.00, the noon buying rate in effect on September 30, 2016 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 2,000 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$”))
As of
As of
December 31, 2015
September 30, 2016
RMB
RMB
US$
(Audited)
(Unaudited)
(Unaudited)
Assets
Current assets:
Cash and cash equivalents 1,685,054 1,662,482 249,304
Restricted cash 195,230 1,895,349 284,224
Accounts and notes receivable, net 694,108 755,436 113,284
Short-term investments 104,897 14,844 2,226
Inventories 13,539 6,048 907
Prepaid expenses and other current assets 642,553 829,465 124,385
Deferred tax assets 31,113 39,435 5,914
Amount due from related parties 105,137 162,753 24,406
Total current assets 3,471,631 5,365,812 804,650
Non-current assets:
Property and equipment, net 3,653,071 3,963,167 594,312
Intangible assets, net 1,274,166 1,162,462 174,321
Land use rights, net 64,682 168,609 25,284
Deferred tax assets 46,900 57,585 8,635
Goodwill 1,755,970 1,755,970 263,323
Long term investments 198,907 264,910 39,726
Restricted cash 128,515 32,287 4,842
Amount due from related parties 70,000 - -
Other non-current assets 183,868 186,200 27,922
Total non-current assets 7,376,079 7,591,190 1,138,365
Total assets 10,847,710 12,957,002 1,943,015
Liabilities and Shareholders' Equity
Current liabilities:
Short-term bank borrowings 276,000 1,769,676 265,378
Accounts and notes payable 482,622 549,714 82,434
Accrued expenses and other payables 637,957 739,242 110,855
Deferred revenue 342,105 318,930 47,826
Advances from customers 185,800 188,924 28,331
Income taxes payable 49,959 36,763 5,513
Amounts due to related parties 397,588 185,771 27,858
Current portion of long-term bank borrowings 38,803 39,530 5,928
Current portion of capital lease obligations 140,488 234,711 35,197
Current portion of deferred government grant 6,332 5,199 780
Current portion of bonds payable 263,365 418,444 62,749
Total current liabilities 2,821,019 4,486,904 672,849
Non-current liabilities:
Long-term bank borrowings 103,421 240,377 36,047
Deferred revenue 68,535 72,816 10,919
Amounts due to related parties 27,384 - -
Unrecognized tax benefits 14,492 22,705 3,405
Deferred tax liabilities 293,212 302,649 45,385
Non-current portion of capital lease obligations 579,070 546,995 82,027
Non-current portion of deferred government grant 31,288 27,138 4,070
Bonds payable 1,984,685 - -
Mandatorily redeemable noncontrolling interests 100,000 - -
Total non-current liabilities 3,202,087 1,212,680 181,853
Redeemable noncontrolling interests 790,229 715,484 107,293
Shareholders' equity
Treasury stock (193,142) (175,486) (26,316)
Ordinary shares 34 45 7
Additional paid-in capital 6,403,117 9,220,701 1,382,725
Accumulated other comprehensive loss (24,236) 20,043 3,006
Statutory reserves 63,174 63,174 9,473
Accumulated deficit (2,233,985) (2,607,729) (391,052)
Total 21Vianet Group, Inc. shareholders’ equity 4,014,962 6,520,748 977,843
Noncontrolling interest 19,413 21,186 3,177
Total shareholders' equity 4,034,375 6,541,934 981,020
Total liabilities, redeemable noncontrolling interests and shareholders' equity 10,847,710 12,957,002 1,943,015


21VIANET GROUP, INC.
CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF OPERATIONS
(Amount in thousands of Renminbi (“RMB”) and US dollars (“US$”) except for number of shares and per share data)
Three months ended
Nine months ended
September 30, 2015
June 30, 2016
September 30, 2016
September 30, 2015
September 30, 2016
RMB
RMB
RMB
US$
RMB
RMB
US$
(Unaudited)
(Unaudited)
(Unaudited)
(Unaudited)
(Unaudited)
(Unaudited)
(Unaudited)
Net revenues
Hosting and related services 695,802 767,930 828,121 124,184 1,952,739 2,302,177 345,232
Managed network services 228,293 142,919 139,885 20,977 698,250 438,950 65,824
Total net revenues 924,095 910,849 968,006 145,161 2,650,989 2,741,127 411,056
Cost of revenues (723,828) (737,946) (781,124) (117,136) (2,016,400) (2,212,362) (331,763)
Gross profit 200,267 172,903 186,882 28,025 634,589 528,765 79,293
Operating expenses
Sales and marketing (89,232) (83,455) (100,138) (15,017) (257,663) (260,908) (39,125)
General and administrative (138,783) (199,368) (189,849) (28,470) (434,876) (523,018) (78,431)
Research and development (35,176) (32,976) (36,079) (5,410) (101,266) (110,912) (16,632)
Changes in the fair value of contingent purchase consideration payable (676) 15,306 12,285 1,842 (38,265) 26,110 3,915
Total operating expenses (263,867) (300,493) (313,781) (47,055) (832,070) (868,728) (130,273)
Other operating income - - 6,783 1,017 8,569 6,783 1,017
Operating loss (63,600) (127,590) (120,116) (18,013) (188,912) (333,180) (49,963)
Interest income 13,523 3,641 3,716 557 47,802 16,239 2,435
Interest expense (69,690) (52,755) (49,490) (7,421) (213,221) (157,937) (23,684)
Loss on debt extinguishment - - (29,841) (4,475) - (29,841) (4,475)
Gain from equity method investment 706 19,374 7,656 1,148 12,124 28,231 4,233
Other income 5,779 3,367 19,090 2,863 10,315 23,563 3,533
Other expense (719) (12,510) (1,010) (151) (1,853) (14,624) (2,193)
Foreign exchange gain 60,248 24,224 8,511 1,276 65,146 27,492 4,123
Loss before income taxes (53,753) (142,249) (161,484) (24,216) (268,599) (440,057) (65,991)
Income tax (expense) benefit (4,132) 18,400 (10,064) (1,509) (19,786) (6,658) (998)
Net loss (57,885) (123,849) (171,548) (25,725) (288,385) (446,715) (66,989)
Net (income) loss attributable to noncontrolling interest (4,257) 26,874 37,579 5,635 (15,630) 72,971 10,943
Net loss attributable to ordinary shareholders (62,142) (96,975) (133,969) (20,090) (304,015) (373,744) (56,046)
Loss per share
Basic (0.12) (0.22) (0.15) (0.02) (0.62) (0.63) (0.09)
Diluted (0.12) (0.22) (0.15) (0.02) (0.62) (0.63) (0.09)
Shares used in loss per share computation
Basic* 521,376,112 578,617,002 682,146,465 682,146,465 481,524,589 594,573,516 594,573,516
Diluted* 521,376,112 578,617,002 682,146,465 682,146,465 481,524,589 594,573,516 594,573,516
Loss per ADS (6 ordinary shares equal to 1 ADS)
Basic (0.72) (1.32) (0.90) (0.13) (3.72) (3.78) (0.57)
Diluted (0.72) (1.32) (0.90) (0.13) (3.72) (3.78) (0.57)
* 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$”) except for number of shares and per share data)
Three months ended
Nine months ended
September 30, 2015
June 30, 2016
September 30, 2016
September 30, 2015
September 30, 2016
RMB
RMB
RMB
US$
RMB
RMB
US$
Gross profit 200,267 172,903 186,882 28,025 634,589 528,765 79,293
Plus: share-based compensation expense 1,323 (11,073) 1,173 176 5,840 (5,975) (896)
Plus: amortization of intangible assets derived from acquisitions 38,933 38,967 36,504 5,474 118,536 113,668 17,046
Adjusted gross profit 240,523 200,797 224,559 33,675 758,965 636,458 95,443
Adjusted gross margin 26.0 % 22.0 % 23.2 % 23.2 % 28.6 % 23.2 % 23.2 %
Operating expenses (263,867) (300,493) (313,781) (47,055) (832,070) (868,728) (130,273)
Plus: share-based compensation expense 32,328 2,355 32,208 4,830 144,068 68,031 10,202
Plus: changes in the fair value of contingent purchase consideration payable 676 (15,306) (12,285) (1,842) 38,265 (26,110) (3,915)
Adjusted operating expenses (230,863) (313,444) (293,858) (44,067) (649,737) (826,807) (123,986)
Net loss (57,885) (123,849) (171,548) (25,725) (288,385) (446,715) (66,989)
Plus: share-based compensation expense 33,651 (8,718) 33,381 5,006 149,908 62,056 9,306
Plus: amortization of intangible assets derived from acquisitions 38,933 38,967 36,504 5,474 118,536 113,668 17,046
Plus: changes in the fair value of contingent purchase consideration payable and related deferred tax impact 676 (15,306) (12,285) (1,842) 38,265 (25,615) (3,841)
Plus: loss on debt extinguishment - - 29,841 4,475 - 29,841 4,475
Adjusted net profit (loss) 15,375 (108,906) (84,107) (12,612) 18,324 (266,765) (40,003)
Adjusted net margin 1.7% -12.0% -8.7% -8.7% 0.7% -9.7% -9.7%
Net loss (57,885) (123,849) (171,548) (25,725) (288,385) (446,715) (66,989)
Minus: Provision for income taxes (4,132) 18,400 (10,064) (1,509) (19,786) (6,658) (998)
Minus: Interest income 13,523 3,641 3,716 557 47,802 16,239 2,435
Minus: Interest expenses (69,690) (52,755) (49,490) (7,421) (213,221) (157,937) (23,684)
Minus: Loss on debt extinguishment - - (29,841) (4,475) - (29,841) (4,475)
Minus: Exchange gain 60,248 24,224 8,511 1,276 65,146 27,492 4,123
Minus: Gain from equity method investment 706 19,374 7,656 1,148 12,124 28,231 4,233
Minus: Other income 5,779 3,367 19,090 2,863 10,315 23,563 3,533
Minus: Other expenses (719) (12,510) (1,010) (151) (1,853) (14,624) (2,193)
Plus: depreciation 104,340 118,195 122,484 18,368 296,680 349,619 52,428
Plus: amortization 46,947 48,892 44,452 6,666 142,340 139,566 20,929
Plus: share-based compensation expense 33,651 (8,718) 33,381 5,006 149,908 62,056 9,306
Plus: changes in the fair value of contingent purchase consideration payable 676 (15,306) (12,285) (1,842) 38,265 (26,110) (3,915)
Adjusted EBITDA 122,014 15,473 67,916 10,185 438,281 191,951 28,785
Adjusted EBITDA margin 13.2% 1.7% 7.0% 7.0% 16.5% 7.0% 7.0%
Adjusted net profit (loss) 15,375 (108,906) (84,107) (12,612) 18,324 (266,765) (40,003)
Less: Net (profit) loss attributable to noncontrolling interest (4,257) 26,874 37,579 5,635 (15,630) 72,971 10,943
Adjusted net profit (loss) attributable to the Company’s ordinary shareholders 11,118 (82,032) (46,528) (6,977) 2,694 (193,794) (29,060)
Adjusted earnings (loss) per share
Basic 0.02 (0.19) (0.02) (0.00) 0.02 (0.33) (0.05)
Diluted 0.02 (0.19) (0.02) (0.00) 0.02 (0.33) (0.05)
Shares used in adjusted earnings (loss) per share computation:
Basic* 521,376,112 578,617,002 682,146,465 682,146,465 481,524,589 594,573,516 594,573,516
Diluted* 536,927,693 578,617,002 682,146,465 682,146,465 494,976,649 594,573,516 594,573,516
Adjusted earnings (loss) per ADS (6 ordinary shares equal to 1 ADS)
Basic 0.12 (1.14) (0.12) (0.02) 0.12 (1.98) (0.30)
Diluted 0.12 (1.14) (0.12) (0.02) 0.12 (1.98) (0.30)
* Shares used in adjusted earnings (loss)/ADS per share computation were computed under weighted average method.


21VIANET GROUP, INC.
CONSOLIDATED STATEMENT OF CASH FLOWS
(Amount in thousands of Renminbi (“RMB”) and US dollars (“US$”))
Three months ended
June 30, 2016
September 30, 2016
RMB
RMB
US$
(Unaudited)
(Unaudited)
(Unaudited)
CASH FLOWS FROM OPERATING ACTIVITIES
Net loss (123,849) (171,548) (25,725)
Adjustments to reconcile net loss to net cash generated from operating activities:
Foreign exchange gain (24,224) (8,511) (1,276)
Changes in the fair value of contingent purchase consideration payable (15,306) (12,285) (1,842)
Depreciation of property and equipment 118,195 122,484 18,368
Amortization of intangible assets 47,661 45,683 6,851
Provision for doubtful accounts and other receivables 44,741 24,091 3,613
Share-based compensation expense (8,718) 33,382 5,006
Loss on debt extinguishment - 29,841 4,475
Deferred income taxes benefit (25,462) (7,969) (1,195)
Gain (loss) from equity method investment (19,374) (2,537) (380)
Changes in operating assets and liabilities
Restricted cash 72,707 (67,455) (10,115)
Inventories 3,364 2,214 332
Accounts and notes receivable 8,634 (32,229) (4,833)
Unrecognized tax expense 6,581 717 108
Prepaid expenses and other current assets (65,502) 32,589 4,887
Amounts due from related parties (17,986) (8,839) (1,325)
Accounts and notes payable 25,512 (22,603) (3,390)
Accrued expenses and other payables 54,268 6,412 958
Deferred revenue 2,968 (20,967) (3,144)
Advances from customers (32,640) 27,288 4,092
Income taxes payable (35,217) 13,594 2,039
Amounts due to related parties (233) 834 125
Deferred government grants (1,381) (2,291) (344)
Net cash generated from (used in) operating activities 14,739 (18,105) (2,715)
CASH FLOWS FROM INVESTING ACTIVITIES
Purchases of property and equipment (156,703) (140,291) (21,038)
Purchases of intangible assets (15,410) (5,742) (861)
Purchases of land use rights - - -
Prepayment for future asset acquisition (24,381) (25,024) (3,753)
Payments for short-term investments (933) (34) (5)
Payments for long-term investments (49,000) - -
Proceeds from long-term investments - 6,109 916
Net cash used in investing activities (246,427) (164,982) (24,741)
CASH FLOWS FROM FINANCING ACTIVITIES
Restricted cash - (1,623,127) (243,402)
Proceeds from shareholders 2,548,695 - -
Proceeds from exercise of stock options 1,491 401 60
Proceeds from long-term bank borrowings 58,850 49,650 7,445
Proceeds from short-term bank borrowings 53,000 1,570,676 235,537
Repayments of short-term bank borrowings (65,000) (30,000) (4,499)
Repayments of long-term bank borrowings (13,289) (6,084) (912)
Repayments of 2016 Bonds - (50) (7)
Repayments of 2017 Bonds - (1,596,335) (239,384)
Prepayment for shares repurchase plan (39,787) (27,245) (4,086)
Payments for shares repurchase plan - (13,058) (1,958)
Payments for capital leases (39,105) (41,038) (6,154)
Net cash generated from (used in) financing activities 2,504,855 (1,716,210) (257,360)
Effect of foreign exchange rate changes on cash and short term investments 58,087 6,710 1,006
Net increase (decrease) in cash and cash equivalents 2,331,254 (1,892,587) (283,810)
Cash and cash equivalents at beginning of period 1,223,815 3,555,069 533,114
Cash and cash equivalents at end of period 3,555,069 1,662,482 249,304

Investor Relations Contacts: 21Vianet Group, Inc. Qing Liu +86 10 8456 2121 IR@21Vianet.com ICR, Inc. Violet Gu +1 (646) 405-4922 IR@21Vianet.com

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