21Vianet Group, Inc. Reports Unaudited First Quarter 2019 Financial Results
Source: Nasdaq GlobeNewswire / 16 May 2019 16:31:19 America/New_York
BEIJING, May 17, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- 21Vianet Group, Inc. (Nasdaq: VNET) ("21Vianet" or the "Company"), a leading carrier- and cloud-neutral Internet data center services provider in China, today announced its unaudited financial results for the first quarter ended March 31, 2019. The Company will hold a conference call at 8:00 P.M. on Thursday, May 16, 2019, U.S. Eastern Time to discuss the financial results. Dial-in details are provided at the end of this release.
First Quarter 2019 Financial Highlights
- Net revenues increased by 8.9% year over year to RMB871.9 million (US$129.9 million).
- Gross profit increased by 5.6% year over year to RMB240.8 million (US$35.9 million). Gross margin was 27.6% compared to 28.5% in the same period of 2018. Adjusted cash gross profit increased by 17.0% year over year to RMB406.7 million (US$60.6 million) from RMB347.5 million. Adjusted cash gross margin expanded to 46.6% from 43.4% in the same period of 2018.
- Adjusted EBITDA increased by 29.3% year over year to RMB253.5 million (US$37.8 million). Adjusted EBITDA margin expanded to 29.1% from 24.5% in the same period of 2018.
First Quarter 2019 Operational Highlights
- Hosting MRR1 per cabinet increased to RMB8,788 in the first quarter of 2019 compared to RMB7,905 in the first quarter of 2018 and RMB8,457 in the fourth quarter of 2018.
- Total cabinets under management was 30,578 as of March 31, 2019, compared to 29,035 as of March 31, 2018, and 30,654 as of December 31, 2018. As of March 31, 2019, the Company had 25,711 cabinets in its self-built data centers and 4,867 cabinets in its partnered data centers.
- Utilization rate in the first quarter of 2019 fell slightly to 66.2% from 70.3% in the fourth quarter of 2018, mainly attributable to the churn of two customers caused by business restructurings.
Mr. Alvin Wang, Chief Executive Officer and President of the Company, stated, “In the first quarter, we delivered a stable and healthy performance. In May, we made exciting progress in the expansion of our cloud solution offerings through our partnership with Microsoft to launch their Dynamic 365 cloud service. We have also been strategically growing our resource pipeline in anticipation of our corporate clients’ increasing demand for scalable data hosting solutions, as demonstrated by our recent acquisition in Beijing. Looking to the future, we have created a three-year growth plan, specifically designed to meet the increasing market demands from medium- to large-scale customers and ensure the efficient allocation of resources. Increasing our cabinet capacity to service large-scale corporate clients, one of the plan’s key focuses, will help us to support customer growth, broaden our customer base, and provide shareholders a higher return on their investments.”
Ms. Sharon Liu, Chief Financial Officer of the Company, commented, “In the first quarter, our net revenues met our previous target and increased to RMB871.9 million. Furthermore, despite customer churn caused by business restructurings, our adjusted EBITDA exceeded the high end of our guidance, increasing by 29.3% year over year. As a result, our adjusted EBITDA margin expanded to 29.1%. In April, we also enhanced our cash position by issuing US$300 million senior notes due 2021. We are confident that a stronger balance sheet will help to accelerate growth moving into the quarters ahead.”
Three-Year Growth Plan
In order to capitalize on forecasted market trends and augment its market position as a reliable carrier- and cloud-neutral Internet data center services provider in China, the Company has developed a Three-Year Growth Plan, outlining objectives from 2019 to 2021. The plan includes targets for capacity expansion, year-over-year revenue growth rates, and year-over-year adjusted EBITDA growth rate:
FY 2019 FY 2020 FY 2021 Capacity Expansion Target # 6,000 – 8,000 15,000 15,000 YoY. Revenue Growth % Midpoint 12% 20%-24% 23%-27% YoY. Adj. EBITDA Growth % Midpoint 14% 25%-30% 35%-40%
The forecast reflects the Company’s current and preliminary view on the market and its operational conditions, which is subject to change.
First Quarter 2019 Financial Results
REVENUES: Net revenues increased by 8.9% to RMB871.9 million (US$129.9 million) in the first quarter of 2019 from RMB800.8 million in the same period of 2018 and decreased by 3.3% from RMB901.9 million in the fourth quarter of 2018. This year-over-year increase was primarily attributable to the growing demand for data centers and cloud services in the domestic market, partially offset by the churn of a major customer. The sequential decrease was mostly due to customer churn, related to a major client’s business restructuring and the seasonality effect in non-recurring revenue.
GROSS PROFIT: Gross profit increased by 5.6% to RMB240.8 million (US$35.9 million) in the first quarter of 2019 from RMB227.9 million in the same period of 2018 and decreased by 2.3% from RMB246.3 million in the fourth quarter of 2018. Gross margin was 27.6% in the first quarter of 2019 compared to 28.5% in the same period of 2018 and 27.3% in the fourth quarter of 2018.
ADJUSTED CASH GROSS PROFIT, which excludes depreciation, amortization, and share-based compensation expenses, increased by 17.0% to RMB406.7 million (US$60.6 million) in the first quarter of 2019 from RMB347.5 million in the same period of 2018 and decreased by 0.6% from RMB409.2 million in the fourth quarter of 2018. Adjusted cash gross margin expanded to 46.6% in the first quarter of 2019 from 43.4% in the same period of 2018 and 45.4% in the fourth quarter of 2018. The year-over-year improvement in adjusted cash gross margin was mainly attributable to the Company’s continuous efforts in maximizing its operating efficiency.
OPERATING EXPENSES: Total operating expenses increased by 9.3% to RMB187.5 million (US$27.9 million) in the first quarter of 2019 from RMB171.5 million in the same period of 2018 and increased by 3.3% from RMB181.4 million in the fourth quarter of 2018. As a percentage of net revenues, total operating expenses increased slightly to 21.5% in the first quarter of 2019 from 21.4% in the same period of 2018 and 20.1% in the fourth quarter of 2018. The increase of operating expenses as a percentage of net revenues was primarily due to the slowdown in revenue growth caused by customer churn.
Sales and marketing expenses were RMB44.1 million (US$6.6 million) in the first quarter of 2019, an increase of 6.9% from RMB41.2 million in the same period of 2018 and a decrease of 10.4% from RMB49.2 million in the fourth quarter of 2018. The year-over-year increase was mainly attributable to increased marketing activities and higher sales commissions. The increase was in line with the year-over-year increase of the Company’s net revenues in the first quarter of 2019.
Research and development expenses were RMB22.6 million (US$3.4 million) in the first quarter of 2019 compared to RMB22.0 million in the same period of 2018 and RMB23.6 million in the fourth quarter of 2018.
General and administrative expenses were RMB120.8 million (US$18.0 million) in the first quarter of 2019 compared to RMB112.3 million in the same period of 2018 and RMB131.0 million in the fourth quarter of 2018. The year-over-year increase was mainly attributable to share-based compensation expenses that the Company recognized during the first quarter of 2019.
ADJUSTED OPERATING EXPENSES, which exclude share-based compensation expenses and changes in the fair value of contingent purchase consideration payables, increased by 2.5% to RMB171.3 million (US$25.5 million) in the first quarter of 2019 from RMB167.2 million in the same period of 2018 and decreased by 0.7% from RMB172.4 million in the fourth quarter of 2018. As a percentage of net revenues, adjusted operating expenses decreased to 19.6% in the first quarter of 2019 from 20.9% in the same period of 2018 and increased slightly from 19.1% in the fourth quarter of 2018.
ADJUSTED EBITDA: Adjusted EBITDA in the first quarter of 2019 increased by 29.3% to RMB253.5 million (US$37.8 million) from RMB196.0 million in the same period of 2018 and decreased by 0.7% from RMB255.3 million in the fourth quarter of 2018. Adjusted EBITDA in the first quarter of 2019 excluded share-based compensation expenses of RMB16.6 million (US$2.5 million). Adjusted EBITDA margin expanded to 29.1% in the first quarter of 2019 from 24.5% in the same period of 2018 and 28.3% in the fourth quarter of 2018.
NET PROFIT/LOSS: Net profit attributable to ordinary shareholders in the first quarter of 2019 was RMB5.6 million (US$0.8 million) compared to a net profit of RMB32.8 million in the same period of 2018 and a net loss of RMB114.1 million in the fourth quarter of 2018. Net profit attributable to ordinary shareholders in the first quarter of 2019 included a foreign exchange gain of RMB29.5 million (US$4.4 million) compared to RMB44.8 million in the same period of 2018 and RMB2.5 million in the fourth quarter of 2018.
PROFIT/LOSS PER SHARE: Basic and diluted profit per share were RMB0.01 (US$0.1 cent) in the first quarter of 2019, which represents the equivalent of RMB0.06 (US$0.6 cent) per American Depositary Share ("ADS"). Each ADS represents six ordinary shares. Diluted earnings per share is calculated using net earnings attributable to ordinary shareholders divided by the weighted average number of diluted shares outstanding.
As of March 31, 2019, the Company's cash and cash equivalents, restricted cash, and short-term investments were RMB2.54 billion (US$379.0 million).
Net cash generated from operating activities was RMB32.4 million (US$4.8 million) in the first quarter of 2019 compared to RMB95.9 million in the same period of 2018 and RMB237.0 million in the fourth quarter of 2018.
On April 10, 2019, the Company announced that it priced the offering of US$300.0 million in aggregate principal amount of the USD-denominated notes due 2021 at an interest rate of 7.875% per annum, following a successful tender offer by the Company of the outstanding US$300.0 million 7.000% senior notes due 2020 (the “2020 Notes”). Approximately US$150.8 million in principal amount of the 2020 Notes was validly tendered, representing approximately 50.3% of the US$300.0 million total aggregate principal amount outstanding.
On May 6, 2019, the Company facilitated the official launch of Microsoft’s cloud service Dynamics 365 in China. Dynamics 365’s launch marked the completion of Microsoft’s intelligent cloud launch in the Chinese market. As of launch, the Company is Microsoft’s local partner for all of its three major cloud offerings: Microsoft Azure, Office 365, and Dynamics 365.
The Company recently reached an agreement to make an acquisition in Beijing to both satisfy increasing customer demand in the southern part of Beijing and support the Company’s continuing expansion plans in Beijing. This acquisition is expected to deliver approximately 1,000 cabinets by the middle of 2019 and has the potential for further expansion.
For the second quarter of 2019, the Company expects net revenues to be in the range of RMB880 million to RMB900 million. Adjusted EBITDA is expected to be in the range of RMB250 million to RMB270 million.
For the full year of 2019, the Company expects net revenues to be in the range of RMB3,760 million to RMB3,860 million. Adjusted EBITDA is expected to be in the range of RMB1,000 million to RMB1,100 million. The midpoints of the Company’s updated estimates imply an increase of 12% year over year in total revenues and an increase of 14% year over year in adjusted EBITDA.
The forecast reflects the Company’s current and preliminary view on the market and its operational conditions, which is subject to change.
The Company will hold a conference call at 8:00 P.M. on Thursday, May 16, 2019, U.S. Eastern Time, or 8:00 A.M. on Friday, May 17, 2019, 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: 3776966
The replay will be accessible through May 24, 2019, by dialing the following numbers:
United States Toll Free: +1-855-452-5696 International: +61-2-9003-4211 Conference ID: 3776966
A live and archived webcast of the conference call will be available through the Company's investor relation website at http://ir.21vianet.com.
In evaluating its business, 21Vianet considers and uses the following non-GAAP measures defined as non-GAAP financial measures by the SEC as a supplemental measure to review and assess its operating performance: adjusted cash gross profit, adjusted cash gross margin, adjusted operating expenses, adjusted EBITDA, adjusted EBITDA margin, 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.
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 RMB6.7112 to US$1.00, the noon buying rate in effect on March 29, 2019, 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.
21Vianet Group, Inc. is a leading carrier- and cloud-neutral Internet data center services provider in China. 21Vianet provides hosting and related services, including IDC services, cloud services, and business VPN services to improve the reliability, security and speed of its customers' Internet infrastructure. Customers may locate their servers and equipment in 21Vianet's data centers and connect to China's Internet backbone. 21Vianet operates in more than 30 cities throughout China, servicing a diversified and loyal base of nearly 5,000 hosting and related 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.
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1Hosting MRR: Refers to Monthly Recurring Revenues for the hosting business.
21VIANET GROUP, INC. CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS (Amount in thousands of Renminbi (“RMB”) and US dollars (“US$”)) As of As of December 31, 2018 March 31, 2019 RMB RMB US$ (Audited) (Unaudited) (Unaudited) Assets Current assets: Cash and cash equivalents 2,358,556 2,177,235 324,418 Restricted cash 265,214 129,377 19,278 Accounts and notes receivable, net 524,305 553,886 82,532 Short-term investments 245,014 168,091 25,046 Prepaid expenses and other current assets 1,159,574 1,366,091 203,555 Amounts due from related parties 125,446 107,886 16,076 Total current assets 4,678,109 4,502,566 670,905 Non-current assets: Property and equipment, net 4,031,242 4,029,916 600,476 Intangible assets, net 355,313 439,351 65,465 Land use rights, net 147,493 146,599 21,844 Operating lease right-of-use assets, net - 817,335 121,787 Goodwill 989,530 989,530 147,445 Long-term investments 544,323 524,575 78,164 Amounts due from related parties 34,424 36,749 5,476 Restricted cash 37,251 68,894 10,266 Deferred tax assets 159,441 167,776 24,999 Other non-current assets 173,591 223,521 33,306 Total non-current assets 6,472,608 7,444,246 1,109,228 Total assets 11,150,717 11,946,812 1,780,133 Liabilities and Shareholders' Equity Current liabilities: Short-term bank borrowings 50,000 30,000 4,470 Accounts and notes payable 389,508 377,928 56,313 Accrued expenses and other payables 659,320 637,518 94,993 Deferred revenue 57,754 43,942 6,548 Advances from customers 670,037 767,065 114,296 Income taxes payable 13,111 20,957 3,123 Amounts due to related parties 52,328 46,660 6,953 Current portion of long-term bank borrowings 75,284 75,284 11,218 Current portion of capital lease obligations 219,695 182,807 27,239 Current portion of deferred government grant 4,173 4,001 596 Operating lease liabilities - current - 105,127 15,664 Total current liabilities 2,191,210 2,291,289 341,413 Non-current liabilities: Long-term borrowings 112,000 121,826 18,153 Amounts due to related parties 504,478 527,172 78,551 Unrecognized tax benefits 6,677 6,797 1,013 Deferred tax liabilities 157,720 179,432 26,736 Non-current portion of capital lease obligations 765,993 731,626 109,016 Non-current portion of deferred government grant 11,619 9,992 1,489 Bonds payable 2,037,836 2,002,430 298,371 Operating lease liabilities - non current - 718,146 107,007 Total non-current liabilities 3,596,323 4,297,421 640,336 Shareholders' equity Treasury stock (337,683 ) (337,683 ) (50,316 ) Ordinary shares 46 46 7 Additional paid-in capital 9,141,494 9,161,075 1,365,043 Accumulated other comprehensive gain 85,979 54,734 8,157 Statutory reserves 42,403 42,964 6,402 Accumulated deficit (3,838,032 ) (3,832,953 ) (571,128 ) Total 21Vianet Group, Inc. shareholders’ equity 5,094,207 5,088,183 758,165 Noncontrolling interest 268,977 269,919 40,219 Total shareholders' equity 5,363,184 5,358,102 798,384 Total liabilities and shareholders' equity 11,150,717 11,946,812 1,780,133 21VIANET GROUP, INC. CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF OPERATIONS (Amount in thousands of Renminbi (“RMB”) and US dollars (“US$”) except for number of shares and per share data) Three months ended March 31, 2018 December 31, 2018 March 31, 2019 RMB RMB RMB US$ (Unaudited) (Unaudited) (Unaudited) (Unaudited) Net revenues 800,765 901,887 871,859 129,911 Cost of revenues (572,863 ) (655,546 ) (631,084 ) (94,034 ) Gross profit 227,902 246,341 240,775 35,877 Operating expenses Other operating income - 5,027 - - Sales and marketing (41,232 ) (49,210 ) (44,096 ) (6,571 ) Research and development (22,030 ) (23,583 ) (22,564 ) (3,362 ) General and administrative (112,340 ) (130,963 ) (120,796 ) (17,999 ) Reversal (allowance) for doubtful debt 1,855 (1,241 ) (22 ) (3 ) Changes in the fair value of contingent purchase consideration payables 2,284 18,528 - - Total operating expenses (171,463 ) (181,442 ) (187,478 ) (27,935 ) Operating profit 56,439 64,899 53,297 7,942 Interest income 8,527 14,214 11,851 1,766 Interest expense (51,542 ) (72,430 ) (69,442 ) (10,347 ) Other income 22,161 7,050 3,075 458 Other expense (1,526 ) (1,875 ) (58 ) (9 ) Foreign exchange gain 44,841 2,488 29,538 4,401 Gain before income taxes and loss from equity method investments 78,900 14,346 28,261 4,211 Income tax (expenses) benefits (34,080 ) 46,350 (10,741 ) (1,600 ) Loss from equity method investments (10,089 ) (158,738 ) (10,938 ) (1,630 ) Net gain (loss) 34,731 (98,042 ) 6,582 981 Net profit attributable to noncontrolling interest (1,891 ) (16,020 ) (942 ) (140 ) Net gain (loss) attributable to ordinary shareholders 32,840 (114,062 ) 5,640 841 Profit (loss) per share Basic 0.05 (0.17 ) 0.01 0.00 Diluted 0.05 (0.17 ) 0.01 0.00 Shares used in profit (loss) per share computation Basic* 672,741,909 676,361,072 677,573,837 677,573,837 Diluted* 677,158,404 676,361,072 690,608,562 690,608,562 Profit (loss) per ADS (6 ordinary shares equal to 1 ADS) Basic 0.30 (1.02 ) 0.06 0.01 Diluted 0.30 (1.02 ) 0.06 0.01 * Shares used in profit (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$”)) Three months ended March 31, 2018 December 31, 2018 March 31, 2019 RMB RMB RMB US$ Gross profit 227,902 246,341 240,775 35,877 Plus: depreciation and amortization 119,562 161,201 165,421 24,648 Plus: share-based compensation expenses 14 1,672 474 70 Adjusted cash gross profit 347,478 409,214 406,670 60,595 Adjusted cash gross margin 43.4 % 45.4 % 46.6 % 46.6 % Operating expenses (171,463 ) (181,442 ) (187,478 ) (27,935 ) Plus: share-based compensation expenses 6,555 27,528 16,165 2,409 Plus: changes in the fair value of contingent purchase consideration payables (2,284 ) (18,528 ) - - Adjusted operating expenses (167,192 ) (172,442 ) (171,313 ) (25,526 ) Operating profit 56,439 64,899 53,297 7,942 Plus: depreciation and amortization 135,290 179,759 183,532 27,347 Plus: share-based compensation expenses 6,569 29,200 16,639 2,479 Plus: changes in the fair value of contingent purchase consideration payables (2,284 ) (18,528 ) - - Adjusted EBITDA 196,014 255,330 253,468 37,768 Adjusted EBITDA margin 24.5 % 28.3 % 29.1 % 29.1 % 21VIANET GROUP, INC. CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENT OF CASH FLOWS (Amount in thousands of Renminbi (“RMB”) and US dollars (“US$”)) Three months ended March 31, 2018 December 31, 2018 March 31, 2019 RMB RMB RMB US$ (Unaudited) (Unaudited) (Unaudited) (Unaudited) CASH FLOWS FROM OPERATING ACTIVITIES Net profit (loss) 34,731 (98,042 ) 6,582 981 Adjustments to reconcile net profit (loss) to net cash generated from operating activities: Depreciation and amortization 135,290 179,759 183,532 27,347 Stock-based compensation expenses 6,569 29,200 16,639 2,479 Others (47,256 ) 95,122 (31,628 ) (4,713 ) Changes in operating assets and liabilities Accounts and notes receivable (49,722 ) 44,566 (29,603 ) (4,411 ) Prepaid expenses and other current assets (92,181 ) (117,604 ) (197,574 ) (29,441 ) Accounts and notes payable 40,243 (31,734 ) (11,580 ) (1,725 ) Accrued expenses and other payables (25,300 ) 96,432 (9,582 ) (1,428 ) Deferred revenue (20,505 ) 5,135 (13,812 ) (2,058 ) Advances from customers 73,995 79,968 97,028 14,458 Others 39,989 (45,802 ) 22,435 3,343 Net cash generated from operating activities 95,853 237,000 32,437 4,832 CASH FLOWS FROM INVESTING ACTIVITIES Purchases of property and equipment (91,027 ) (129,910 ) (133,470 ) (19,888 ) Purchases of intangible assets (1,887 ) (8,199 ) (4,328 ) (645 ) Payments for investments (14,473 ) (101,796 ) (62,022 ) (9,241 ) Proceeds from other investing activities 26,654 97,917 84,367 12,572 Net cash used in investing activities (80,733 ) (141,988 ) (115,453 ) (17,202 ) CASH FLOWS FROM FINANCING ACTIVITIES Proceeds from short-term bank borrowings 69,999 - 30,000 4,470 Repayment of long-term bank borrowings - (42,690 ) - - Repayment of short-term bank borrowings (50,000 ) (19,999 ) (50,000 ) (7,450 ) Payments for capital lease (29,287 ) (104,420 ) (92,537 ) (13,788 ) Payments for other financing activities (19,650 ) (17,324 ) (55,474 ) (8,265 ) Net cash used in financing activities (28,938 ) (184,433 ) (168,011 ) (25,033 ) Effect of foreign exchange rate changes on cash, cash equivalents and restricted cash (73,414 ) 14,507 (34,488 ) (5,139 ) Net decrease in cash, cash equivalents and restricted cash (87,232 ) (74,914 ) (285,515 ) (42,542 ) Cash, cash equivalents and restricted cash at beginning of period 2,195,469 2,735,935 2,661,021 396,504 Cash, cash equivalents and restricted cash at end of period 2,108,237 2,661,021 2,375,506 353,962