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

    Source: Nasdaq GlobeNewswire / 16 Aug 2016 21:05:30   Europe/London

    BEIJING, Aug. 16, 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 second quarter of 2016. The Company will hold a conference call at 8:00 p.m. Eastern Time on August 16, 2016. Dial-in details are provided at the end of the release. Second Quarter 2016 Financial Highlights Net revenues increased to RMB910.8 million (US$137.1 million) from RMB866.8 million in the comparative period in 2015 Mr. Steve Zhang, Chief Executive Officer of the Company, stated, "Despite headwinds in certain market segments, we are pleased to report that core business areas, including IDC, Cloud and VPN gained solid growth momentum in the second quarter. Following a slow start during the first quarter this year, new cabinet additions in our self-built data centers were back on track and utilization continued to trend up and we expect the momentum in our core IDC segment to continue.  Additionally, we are experiencing solid growth in our cloud business, driven by both steady growth from our existing Microsoft cloud business, as well as contributions from IBM cloud business. However, challenges in our managed network services (“MNS”) segment remain, which we are proactively and aggressively addressing. As we continue to focus on our key growth areas and optimizing our revenue mix, we believe that we are well positioned to capture the tremendous growth potential in China and maintain our position as a leading internet infrastructure service provider in China." Mr. Terry Wang, Chief Financial Officer of the Company, commented, "We see positive signs in terms of new business opportunities and cost control initiatives, even as pricing pressure continued to limit our top line growth in the managed network services. Our total revenues in the second quarter of 2016 increased to RMB910.8 million (US$137.1 million), primarily driven by improving year-over-year growth in the hosting related business, including IDC, Cloud and VPN services. Overall number of cabinets reached 24,098 during the quarter and those in our self-built data centers accounted for 69% of total. Utilization rate further improved to 76.2%, from 74.6% in the first quarter and 67.5% a year ago as cabinet billing growth remained strong. Further, we are pleased with our operations team’s progress on cost control front, which is yet to be fully reflected in our quarterly financial results and should yield positive results in the coming quarters. With our core hosting business steadily growing, new business opportunities opening up and cost-control effort progressing, we remain confident to reignite margin growth going forward." Second Quarter 2016 Financial Results REVENUES: Net revenues for the second quarter of 2016 increased by 5.1% to RMB910.8 million (US$137.1 million) from RMB866.8 million in the comparative period in 2015, primarily driven by a year-over-year increase in IDC, Cloud and VPN revenues, partially offset by the decline in MNS revenues. Net revenues from hosting and related services increased by 19.3% to RMB767.9 million (US$115.5 million) in the second quarter of 2016 from RMB643.7 million in the comparative period in 2015, primarily due to the year-over-year 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 RMB142.9 million (US$21.5 million) in the second quarter of 2016, compared with RMB223.1 million in the comparative period in 2015. The decrease is primarily due to the continued industry-wide decline in bandwidth prices and lower revenue contribution from Aipu, which is undergoing a business optimization process. GROSS PROFIT: Gross profit for the second quarter of 2016 was RMB172.9 million (US$26.0 million), compared with RMB204.0 million in the comparative period in 2015. Gross margin for the second quarter of 2016 was 19.0%, compared with 23.5% in the comparative period in 2015. The decrease in gross margin was primarily due to continued weakness in the MNS business. Adjusted gross profit, which excludes share-based compensation expenses and amortization of intangible assets derived from acquisitions, was RMB200.8 million (US$30.2 million) in the second quarter of 2016, compared with RMB245.7 million in the comparative period in 2015. Adjusted gross margin was 22.0% in the second quarter of 2016, compared with 28.3% in the comparative period in 2015. OPERATING EXPENSES: Total operating expenses increased to RMB300.5 million (US$45.2 million) in the second quarter of 2016 from RMB293.6 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, increased to RMB313.4 million (US$47.2 million) from RMB209.5 million in the comparative period in 2015. As a percentage of net revenues, adjusted operating expenses were 34.4%, compared with 24.2% in the comparative period in 2015 and 25.5% in the first quarter of 2016. Sales and marketing expenses increased by 7.0% to RMB83.5 million (US$12.6 million) in the second quarter of 2016 from RMB78.0 million in the comparative period in 2015. General and administrative expenses increased by 19.5% to RMB199.4 million (US$30.0 million) in the second quarter of 2016 from RMB166.9 million in the comparative period in 2015, primarily due to an one-time bad debt provision and higher depreciation expense. Research and development expenses increased by 2.9% to RMB33.0 million (US$5.0 million) in the second quarter of 2016 from RMB32.1 million in the comparative period in 2015. Changes in the fair value of contingent purchase consideration payable was a gain of RMB15.3 million (US$2.3 million) in the second quarter of 2016, compared with a loss of RMB16.6 million in the comparative period in 2015. ADJUSTED EBITDA: Adjusted EBITDA for the second quarter of 2016 was RMB15.5 million (US$2.3 million), compared with RMB149.4 million in the comparative period in 2015. The decrease in adjusted EBITDA was primarily due to a combination of lower gross profit and an aggregate one-time expense of RMB69.9 million (US$10.5 million), which included a change of bonus policy and accrual of bad debt provision. Adjusted EBITDA margin for the second quarter of 2016 was 1.7% compared with 17.2% in the comparative period in 2015 and 12.6% in the first quarter of 2016. Adjusted EBITDA for the second quarter of 2016 excludes a reversal of share-based compensation expenses of RMB8.7 million (US$1.3 million) and changes in the fair value of contingent purchase consideration payable which was a gain of RMB15.3 million (US$2.3 million). Under the terms and conditions governing the Company’s 6.875% Bonds due 2017 (the "Bonds"), the Company is required to maintain a ratio of Adjusted EBITDA to Consolidated Interest Expense of 2.75:1 or higher for the six month period ended June 30, 2016.  As a result of the decrease in Adjusted EBITDA, the Company will not be able to meet this requirement.  However, as mentioned above, the decrease in Adjusted EBITDA was primarily attributable to non-recurring factors and one-time expenses, the effect of which the Company believes to be temporary.  Notwithstanding the above, the Company intends to amend the offer to purchase announced on August 1, 2016 to include a consent solicitation for a waiver from the requirement to meet certain financial ratios under the Bonds for the period ended June 30, 2016.  The Company intends to fund the repurchase of the Bonds and consent fee, if any, with cash on hand and it currently has sufficient cash to repurchase or redeem the outstanding Bonds.  Details of the amended offer to purchase and consent solicitation will be announced at a later date. NET PROFIT/LOSS: Net loss for the second quarter of 2016 was RMB123.8 million (US$18.6 million), compared with a net loss of RMB141.8 million in the comparative period in 2015. Adjusted net loss for the second quarter of 2016 was RMB108.9 million (US$16.4 million) compared with an adjusted net loss of RMB16.0 million in the comparative period in 2015. Adjusted net loss in the second quarter of 2016 excludes a reversal of share-based compensation expenses of RMB8.7 million (US$1.3 million), amortization of intangible assets derived from acquisitions of RMB39.0 million (US$5.9 million), changes in the fair value of contingent purchase consideration payable which was a gain of RMB15.3 million (US$2.3 million) in aggregate. Adjusted net margin in the second quarter of 2016 was negative 12.0%, compared with negative 1.8% in the comparative period in 2015 and negative 8.6% in the first quarter of 2016. LOSS PER SHARE: Diluted loss per ordinary share for the second quarter of 2016 was RMB0.22, which represents the equivalent of RMB1.32 (US$0.20) per American Depositary Share ("ADS"). Each ADS represents six ordinary shares. Adjusted diluted loss per share for the second quarter of 2016 was RMB0.19, which represents the equivalent of RMB1.14 (US$0.17) per ADS. Adjusted loss per share is calculated using adjusted net loss as discussed above divided by the weighted average number of shares. As of June 30, 2016, the Company had a total of 683.1 million ordinary shares outstanding, or equivalent of 113.9 million ADSs. BALANCE SHEET: As of June 30, 2016, the Company's cash and cash equivalents and short-term investment were RMB3.57 billion (US$537.2 million). Second Quarter 2016 Operational Highlights Monthly Recurring Revenues ("MRR") per cabinet was RMB8,793 in the second quarter of 2016, compared with RMB9,115 in the first quarter of 2016.Total cabinets under management increased to 24,098 as of June 30, 2016 from 23,825 as of March 31, 2016, with 16,637 cabinets in the Company's self-built data centers and 7,461 cabinets in its partnered data centers.Utilization rate was 76.2% in the second quarter of 2016, compared with 74.6% in the first quarter of 2016.Hosting churn rate, which is based on the Company’s core IDC business, was 1.06% in the second quarter of 2016, compared with 0.41% in the first quarter of 2016. Recent Developments On June 16, 2016, the Company announced new addition to the board, with Ms. Wei Yuan appointed as a director of the Company. On June 30, 2016, the Company received a letter from Mr. Josh Sheng Chen ("Mr. Chen"), Chairman of the Board, Kingsoft Corporation Limited ("Kingsoft") and Tsinghua Unigroup International Co., Ltd. ("Unigroup", together with Mr. Chen and Kingsoft, the "Buyer Group"), stating that the Buyer Group would withdraw the non-binding going private proposal (the "Proposal") dated June 10, 2015, with immediate effect. On the same day, the Company announced a US$200 million share repurchase program which would be valid for the next 12 months from the date of announcement. On July 6, 2016, the Company announced that 21Vianet and Kingsoft, a leading internet based software developer, distributor and service provider, have extended the strategic cooperation on data center cabinets leasing. The renewed agreement extends the term of the strategic cooperation on data center cabinets leasing by three years until January 2021. Financial Outlook For the third quarter of 2016, the Company expects net revenues to be in the range of RMB900 million to RMB940 million, representing approximately 0.4% year-over-year decline at the mid-point. Adjusted EBITDA is expected to be in the range of RMB40 million to RMB60 million, representing approximately 59% year-over-year decline at the mid-point. For the full year 2016, the Company now expects net revenues to be in the range of RMB3.62 billion to RMB3.66 billion, representing approximately 0.2% growth over 2015 at the mid-point. Adjusted EBITDA for the full year 2016 is expected to be in the range of RMB240 million to RMB260 million, representing approximately 54% decline over 2015 at the mid-point. 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 Tuesday, August 16, 2016 at 8:00 pm U.S. Eastern Time, or Wednesday, August 17, 2016 at 8:00 am Beijing Time to discuss the financial results. Participants may access the call by dialing the following numbers: United States: +1-845-675-0438International Toll Free: +1-855-500-8701China Domestic: 400-1200654Hong Kong: +852-3018-6776Conference ID: 58092112 The replay will be accessible through August 24, 2016, by dialing the following numbers:  United States Toll Free: +1-855-452-5696International: +61-2-9003-4211Conference ID: 58092112 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 RMB6.646 to US$1.00, the noon buying rate in effect on June 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 ofAs of  December 31, 2015June 30, 2016 RMB RMB US$ (Audited) (Unaudited) (Unaudited)Assets   Current assets:   Cash and cash equivalents 1,685,054  3,555,069  534,927 Restricted cash 195,230  196,775  29,608 Accounts and notes receivable, net 694,108  747,298  112,445 Short-term investments 104,897  14,810  2,228 Inventories 13,539  8,262  1,243 Prepaid expenses and other current assets 642,553  818,449  123,152 Deferred tax assets 31,113  38,926  5,857 Amount due from related parties 105,137  153,727  23,131 Total current assets 3,471,631  5,533,316  832,591 Non-current assets:         Property and equipment, net 3,653,071  3,860,863  580,939 Intangible assets, net 1,274,166  1,196,642  180,057 Land use right, net 64,682  76,584  11,523 Deferred tax assets 46,900  56,640  8,523 Goodwill 1,755,970  1,755,970  264,219 Long term investments 198,907  268,482  40,398 Restricted cash 128,515  32,050  4,823 Amount due from related parties 70,000  -  - Other non-current assets 183,868  216,820  32,625 Total non-current assets 7,376,079  7,464,051  1,123,107 Total assets 10,847,710  12,997,367  1,955,698 Liabilities and Shareholders' Equity         Current liabilities:         Short-term bank borrowings 276,000  229,000  34,457 Accounts and notes payable 482,622  572,317  86,116 Accrued expenses and other payables 637,957  652,126  98,127 Deferred revenue 342,105  341,290  51,353 Advances from customers 185,800  161,636  24,321 Income taxes payable 49,959  23,169  3,486 Amounts due to related parties 397,588  198,109  29,809 Current portion of long-term bank borrowings 38,803  39,020  5,871 Current portion of capital lease obligations 140,488  208,438  31,363 Current portion of deferred government grant 6,332  5,926  892 Current portion of bonds payable 263,365  1,988,777  299,249 Total current liabilities 2,821,019  4,419,808  665,044 Non-current liabilities:         Long-term bank borrowings 103,421  197,321  29,691 Deferred revenue 68,535  71,423  10,747 Amounts due to related parties 27,384  -  - Unrecognized tax benefits 14,492  21,988  3,309 Deferred tax liabilities 293,212  284,407  42,794 Non-current portion of capital lease obligations 579,070  574,247  86,406 Non-current portion of deferred government grant 31,288  28,702  4,319 Bonds payable 1,984,685  -  - Mandatorily redeemable noncontrolling interests 100,000  -  - Total non-current liabilities 3,202,087  1,178,088  177,266           Redeemable noncontrolling interests 790,229  787,364  118,474           Shareholders' equity         Treasury stock (193,142) (162,428) (24,440)Ordinary shares 34  45  7 Additional paid-in capital 6,403,117  9,161,557  1,378,528 Accumulated other comprehensive loss (24,236) 2,944  443 Statutory reserves 63,174  63,174  9,506 Accumulated deficit (2,233,985) (2,473,760) (372,226)Total 21Vianet Group, Inc. shareholders’ equity 4,014,962  6,591,532  991,818 Noncontrolling interest 19,413  20,575  3,096 Total shareholders' equity 4,034,375  6,612,107  994,914 Total liabilities, redeemable noncontrolling interests and shareholders' equity 10,847,710  12,997,367  1,955,698            21VIANET GROUP, INC.    CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF OPERATIONS    (Amount in thousands of Renminbi (“RMB”) and US dollars (“US$”) except for number of shares and per share data)               Three months ended   Six months ended   June 30, 2015  March 31,2016  June 30, 2016   June 30, 2015  June 30, 2016   RMB  RMB  RMB  US$   RMB  RMB  US$   (Unaudited)  (Unaudited)  (Unaudited)  (Unaudited)   (Unaudited)  (Unaudited)  (Unaudited) Net revenues                      Hosting and related services 643,709  706,126  767,930  115,549   1,256,937  1,474,056  221,799 Managed network services 223,078  156,146  142,919  21,505   469,957  299,065  45,000 Total net revenues 866,787  862,272  910,849  137,054   1,726,894  1,773,121  266,799 Cost of revenues (662,810) (693,292) (737,946) (111,038)  (1,292,572) (1,431,238) (215,357)Gross profit 203,977  168,980  172,903  26,016   434,322  341,883  51,442 Operating expenses                      Sales and marketing (78,031) (77,315) (83,455) (12,557)  (168,431) (160,770) (24,191)General and administrative (166,885) (133,801) (199,368) (29,999)  (296,093) (333,169) (50,132)Research and development (32,059) (41,857) (32,976) (4,962)  (66,090) (74,833) (11,260)Changes in the fair value of contingent purchase consideration payable (16,643) (1,481) 15,306  2,303   (37,589) 13,825  2,080 Total operating expenses (293,618) (254,454) (300,493) (45,215)  (568,203) (554,947) (83,503)Other operating income 8,569  -  -  -   8,569  -  - Operating loss  (81,072) (85,474) (127,590) (19,199)  (125,312) (213,064) (32,061)Interest income 20,449  8,882  3,641  548   34,279  12,523  1,884 Interest expense (71,664) (55,692) (52,755) (7,938)  (143,531) (108,447) (16,318)Gain from equity method investment 123  1,201  19,374  2,915   11,418  20,575  3,096 Other income 2,876  1,106  3,367  507   4,536  4,473  673 Other expense (183) (1,104) (12,510) (1,882)  (1,134) (13,614) (2,048)Foreign exchange (loss) gain (5,269) (5,243) 24,224  3,645   4,898  18,981  2,856 Loss before income taxes (134,740) (136,324) (142,249) (21,404)  (214,846) (278,573) (41,918)Income tax (expense) benefit (7,091) (14,994) 18,400  2,769   (15,654) 3,406  512 Net loss (141,831) (151,318) (123,849) (18,635)  (230,500) (275,167) (41,406)Net (income) loss attributable to noncontrolling interest (3,315) 8,518  26,874  4,044   (11,373) 35,392  5,325 Net loss attributable to ordinary shareholders (145,146) (142,800) (96,975) (14,591)  (241,873) (239,775) (36,081)                                                                     Loss per share                      Basic (0.28) (0.28) (0.22) (0.03)  (0.51) (0.50) (0.08)Diluted (0.28) (0.28) (0.22) (0.03)  (0.51) (0.50) (0.08)Shares used in loss per share computation                      Basic* 489,847,525  525,041,586  578,617,002  578,617,002   461,268,566  551,875,790  551,875,790 Diluted* 489,847,525  525,041,586  578,617,002  578,617,002   461,268,566  551,875,790  551,875,790                        Loss per ADS (6 ordinary shares equal to 1 ADS)                      Basic (1.68) (1.68) (1.32) (0.20)  (3.06) (3.00) (0.45)Diluted (1.68) (1.68) (1.32) (0.20)  (3.06) (3.00) (0.45)                       * 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$”) except for number of shares and per share data)               Three months ended   Six months ended   June 30, 2015  March 31,2016  June 30, 2016   June 30, 2015  June 30, 2016   RMB  RMB  RMB  US$   RMB  RMB  US$ Gross profit 203,977  168,980  172,903  26,016   434,322  341,883  51,442 Plus: share-based compensation expense 2,305  3,925  (11,073) (1,666)  4,517  (7,148) (1,076)Plus: amortization of intangible assets derived from acquisitions 39,434  38,197  38,967  5,863   79,603  77,164  11,611                        Adjusted gross profit 245,716  211,102  200,797  30,213   518,442  411,899  61,977 Adjusted gross margin 28.3% 24.5% 22.0% 22.0%  30.0% 23.2% 23.2%Operating expenses (293,618) (254,454) (300,493) (45,215)  (568,203) (554,947) (83,503)Plus: share-based compensation expense 67,496  33,468  2,355  354   111,740  35,823  5,390 Plus: changes in the fair value of contingent purchase consideration payable 16,643  1,481  (15,306) (2,303)  37,589  (13,825) (2,080)Adjusted operating expenses (209,479) (219,505) (313,444) (47,164)  (418,874) (532,949) (80,193)Net loss (141,831) (151,318) (123,849) (18,635)  (230,500) (275,167) (41,406)Plus: share-based compensation expense 69,801  37,393  (8,718) (1,312)  116,257  28,675  4,315 Plus: amortization of intangible assets derived from acquisitions 39,434  38,197  38,967  5,863   79,603  77,164  11,611                        Plus: changes in the fair value of contingent purchase consideration payable and related deferred tax impact 16,643  1,976  (15,306) (2,303)  37,589  (13,330) (2,006)Adjusted net (loss) profit  (15,953) (73,752) (108,906) (16,387)  2,949  (182,658) (27,486)Adjusted net margin -1.8% -8.6% -12.0% -12.0%  0.2% -10.3% -10.3%Net loss   (141,831) (151,318) (123,849) (18,635)  (230,500) (275,167) (41,406)Minus: Provision for income taxes (7,091) (14,994) 18,400  2,769   (15,654) 3,406  512 Minus: Interest income 20,449  8,882  3,641  548   34,279  12,523  1,884 Minus: Interest expenses (71,664) (55,692) (52,755) (7,938)  (143,531) (108,447) (16,318)Minus: Exchange (loss) gain (5,269) (5,243) 24,224  3,645   4,898  18,981  2,856 Minus: Gain from equity method investment 123  1,201  19,374  2,915   11,418  20,575  3,096 Minus: Other income 2,876  1,106  3,367  507   4,536  4,473  673 Minus: Other expenses (183) (1,104) (12,510) (1,882)  (1,134) (13,614) (2,048)Plus: depreciation 98,462  108,940  118,195  17,785   192,340  227,135  34,177 Plus: amortization 45,517  46,222  48,892  7,357   95,393  95,114  14,312 Plus: share-based compensation expense 69,801  37,393  (8,718) (1,312)  116,257  28,675  4,315 Plus: changes in the fair value of contingent purchase consideration payable 16,643  1,481  (15,306) (2,303)  37,589  (13,825) (2,080)Adjusted EBITDA 149,351  108,562  15,473  2,328   316,267  124,035  18,663 Adjusted EBITDA margin 17.2% 12.6% 1.7% 1.7%  18.3% 7.0% 7.0%                                                                     Adjusted net (loss) profit (15,953) (73,752) (108,906) (16,387)  2,949  (182,658) (27,486)Less: Net (profit) loss attributable to noncontrolling interest (3,315) 8,518  26,874  4,044   (11,373) 35,392  5,325 Adjusted net loss attributable to the Company’s ordinary shareholders (19,268) (65,234) (82,032) (12,343)  (8,424) (147,266) (22,161)         Adjusted loss per share        Basic (0.02) (0.14) (0.19) (0.03)  (0.00) (0.33) (0.05)Diluted (0.02) (0.14) (0.19) (0.03)  (0.00) (0.33) (0.05)Shares used in adjusted loss per share computation:        Basic* 489,847,525  525,041,586  578,617,002  578,617,002   461,268,566  551,875,790  551,875,790 Diluted* 489,847,525  525,041,586  578,617,002  578,617,002   461,268,566  551,875,790  551,875,790          Adjusted loss per ADS (6 ordinary shares equal to 1 ADS)        Basic (0.12) (0.84) (1.14) (0.17)  (0.00) (1.98) (0.30)Diluted (0.12) (0.84) (1.14) (0.17)  (0.00) (1.98) (0.30)         * Shares used in adjusted 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$”))          Three months ended    March 31, 2016  June 30, 2016    RMB  RMB  US$   (Unaudited)  (Unaudited)  (Unaudited)  CASH FLOWS FROM OPERATING ACTIVITIES          Net loss (151,318) (123,849) (18,635) Adjustments to reconcile net loss to net cash generated from   operating activities:          Foreign exchange loss (gain) 5,243  (24,224) (3,645)Changes in the fair value of contingent purchase consideration   payable 1,481  (15,306) (2,303)Depreciation of property and equipment 108,940  118,195  17,785 Amortization of intangible assets 45,760  47,661  7,171 Provision for doubtful accounts and other receivables 26  44,741  6,732 Share-based compensation expense 37,393  (8,718) (1,312)Deferred income taxes benefit (896) (25,462) (3,831)Gain from equity method investment (1,201) (19,374) (2,915) Changes in operating assets and liabilities          Restricted cash 17,463  72,707  10,940 Inventories 1,913  3,364  506 Accounts and notes receivable (68,477) 8,634  1,299 Unrecognized tax expense 915  6,581  990 Prepaid expenses and other current assets (105,642) (65,502) (9,856)Amounts due from related parties 16,226  (17,986) (2,706)Accounts and notes payable 64,183  25,512  3,839 Accrued expenses and other payables (3,812) 54,268  8,166 Deferred revenue (895) 2,968  447 Advances from customers 8,476  (32,640) (4,911)Income taxes payable 8,427  (35,217) (5,299)Amounts due to related parties (1,080) (233) (35)Deferred government grants (1,611) (1,381) (208) Net cash (used in) generated from operating activities  (18,486) 14,739  2,219  CASH FLOWS FROM INVESTING ACTIVITIES          Purchases of property and equipment (140,963) (156,703) (23,579)Purchases of intangible assets (4,988) (15,410) (2,319)Prepayment for future asset acquisition -  (24,381) (3,669)Receipt of loans from third parties 3,279  -  - Payments for short-term investments (11,280) (933) (140)Proceeds received from maturity of short-term investments 102,300  -  - Payments for long-term investments -  (49,000) (7,373) Net cash used in investing activities  (51,652) (246,427) (37,080) CASH FLOWS FROM FINANCING ACTIVITIES          Proceeds from shareholders -  2,548,695  383,499 Proceeds from exercise of stock options 1,956  1,491  224 Proceeds from long-term bank borrowings 51,500  58,850  8,855 Proceeds from short-term bank borrowings 65,000  53,000  7,975 Repayments of short-term bank borrowings (100,000) (65,000) (9,780)Repayments of long-term bank borrowings (2,944) (13,289) (2,000)Repayments of 2016 Bonds (264,250) -  - Consideration paid to selling shareholders (2,475) -  - Prepayment for shares repurchase plan -  (39,787) (5,987)Payments for capital leases (34,594) (39,105) (5,884)Repayments for Mandatorily redeemable noncontrolling interests (100,000) -  -  Net cash (used in) generated from financing activities  (385,807) 2,504,855  376,902  Effect of foreign exchange rate changes on cash and short   term investments  (5,294) 58,087  8,740  Net (decrease) increase in cash and cash equivalents  (461,239) 2,331,254  350,781  Cash and cash equivalents at beginning of period  1,685,054  1,223,815  184,146  Cash and cash equivalents at end of period  1,223,815  3,555,069  534,927            Investor Relations Contacts: 21Vianet Group, Inc. Eric Chu, CFA +1 908 707 2062 IR@21Vianet.com Qing Liu +86 10 8456 2121 IR@21Vianet.com ICR, Inc. Violet Gu +1 (646) 405-4922 IR@21Vianet.com []
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