BEIJING, May 25, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- 21Vianet Group, Inc. (Nasdaq:VNET) ("21Vianet" or the "Company"), a leading carrier-neutral internet data center services provider in China, today announced its unaudited financial results for the first quarter ended March 31, 2017. The Company will hold a conference call at 8:00 p.m. Eastern Time on Thursday, May 25, 2017. Dial-in details are provided at the end of the release.

Mr. Steve Zhang, Chief Executive Officer of the Company, stated, "We started 2017 with solid execution and improvement on our overall financial and operating results, as our restructuring efforts started to bear fruit. In particular, our hosting and related services continued to witness strong growth momentum in the first quarter, but was partially offset by the competitive challenges we faced in our managed network services (MNS) business. With respect to the development of our partnership with Warburg Pincus, we are finalizing one of the asset transfers for the initial joint venture, as well as exploring new data center project opportunities. In addition, by leveraging our abundant partnership resources and strong expertise and technology advantages, we aim to provide more hybrid IT services that encompass all customer needs. Going forward, we will continue our restructuring efforts by focusing on expanding our core retail colocation business as well as our cloud-neutral platform, optimizing our MNS business, shifting towards an asset-light business model, and capitalizing upon the new growth opportunities in the market such as wholesale data center services and hybrid IT solutions. We are confident in our ability to fortify our leading position as an internet infrastructure services provider and generate incremental value for our shareholders."

Mr. Terry Wang, Chief Financial Officer of the Company, further commented, "In the first quarter of 2017, our total net revenues was RMB862.2 million, which came in above the mid-point of our guidance. This was primarily due to an increase in revenue from our core hosting and related services business, which grew 18.5% year-over-year. We were able to expand the number of cabinets while improving our utilization rate. We increased the number of self-built cabinets while simultaneously decreasing the number of partnered cabinets, which had a positive effect on our gross margins. And while revenues from MNS declined, we implemented cost controls and expense reduction measures to limit the impact on EBITDA. As a result, our overall adjusted EBITDA was RMB100.3 million, exceeding the high-end of our guidance, and net loss narrowed by 22.8% to RMB116.8 million. These results can be directly linked to the strong execution of our business restructuring strategy. As we move forward with our restructuring plan, we believe we are well positioned to further drive topline growth, lift operational efficiency and improve our profitability."

First Quarter 2017 Financial Results

REVENUES: Net revenues were RMB862.2 million (US$125.3 million) in the first quarter of 2017 compared to RMB862.3 million in the comparative period in 2016. Net revenues remained flat due to the increase in revenues from hosting and related services being offset by the decrease in revenues from  MNS.

Net revenues for hosting and related services were RMB706.7 million (US$102.7 million) in the first quarter of 2017 compared to RMB596.5 million in the comparative period in 2016. The increase was primarily due to an increase in total number of billable cabinets and utilization rate.

Net revenues for MNS were RMB155.5 million (US$22.6 million) in the first quarter of 2017 compared to RMB265.8 million in the comparative period in 2016. The decrease was primarily due to intensified competition and pricing pressure.

GROSS PROFIT: Gross profit was RMB180.5 million (US$26.2 million) in the first quarter of 2017 compared to RMB169.0 million in the comparative period in 2016. Gross margin was 20.9% in the first quarter of 2017 compared to 19.6% in the comparative period in 2016. The increase was primarily due to a shift towards more self-built cabinets and a reduction in the number of partnered cabinets.

Adjusted gross profit, which excludes share-based compensation expenses and amortization of intangible assets derived from acquisitions, was RMB211.6 million (US$30.7 million) in the first quarter of 2017 compared to RMB211.1 million in the comparative period in 2016. Adjusted gross margin was 24.5% in the first quarter of 2017 compared to 24.5% in the comparative period in 2016.

OPERATING EXPENSES: Total operating expenses was RMB252.6 million (US$36.7 million) in the first quarter of 2017 compared to RMB254.5 million in the comparative period in 2016.

Adjusted operating expenses, which excludes share-based compensation expenses and changes in the fair value of contingent purchase consideration payable, were RMB250.9 million (US$36.5 million) in the first quarter of 2017 compared to RMB219.5 million in the comparative period in 2016. As a percentage of net revenues, adjusted operating expenses were 29.1% in the first quarter of 2017 compared to 25.5% in the comparative period in 2016.

Sales and marketing expenses were RMB65.8 million (US$9.6 million) in the first quarter of 2017 compared to RMB77.3 million in the comparative period in 2016. The decrease was primarily due to reduced agency fees.

General and administrative expenses were RMB135.8 million (US$19.7 million) in the first quarter of 2017 compared to RMB133.8 million in the comparative period in 2016.

Research and development expenses were RMB38.4 million (US$5.6 million) in the first quarter of 2017 compared to RMB41.9 million in the comparative period in 2016.

Bad debt provisions were RMB15.5 million (US$2.2 million) in the first quarter of 2017. We had negligible bad debt provisions in the comparative period in 2016.

Changes in the fair value of contingent purchase consideration payable was a gain of RMB2.9 million (US$0.4 million) in the first quarter of 2017 compared to a loss of RMB1.5 million in the comparative period in 2016.

ADJUSTED EBITDA: Adjusted EBITDA, which excludes share-based compensation expenses and changes in the fair value of contingent purchase consideration payable was RMB100.3 million (US$14.6 million) in the first quarter of 2017 compared to RMB108.6 million in the comparative period in 2016. Adjusted EBITDA margin was 11.6% in the first quarter of 2017 compared to 12.6% in the comparative period in 2016.

Adjusted EBITDA for hosting and related services was RMB152.7 million (US$22.2 million) in the first quarter of 2017 compared to RMB94.1 million in the comparative period in 2016.

Adjusted EBITDA for MNS was negative RMB52.4 million (US$7.6 million) in the first quarter of 2017 compared to positive RMB14.5 million in the comparative period in 2016.

NET PROFIT/LOSS: Net loss was RMB116.8 million (US$17.0 million) in the first quarter of 2017 compared to RMB151.3 million in the comparative period in 2016.

Adjusted net loss, which excludes share-based compensation expenses, amortization of intangible assets derived from acquisitions, and changes in the fair value of contingent purchase consideration payable and related deferred tax impact, was RMB84.0 million (US$12.2 million) in the first quarter of 2017 compared to RMB73.8 million in the comparative period in 2016. Adjusted net margin was negative 9.7% in the first quarter of 2017 compared to negative 8.6% in the comparative period in 2016.

LOSS PER SHARE: Diluted loss per share was RMB0.17 in the first quarter of 2017, which represents the equivalent of RMB1.02 (US$0.15) per American Depositary Share ("ADS"). Each ADS represents six ordinary shares.

Adjusted diluted loss per share was RMB0.12 in the first quarter of 2017, which represents the equivalent of RMB0.72 (US$0.10) per ADS. Adjusted diluted loss per share is calculated using adjusted net loss divided by the weighted average number of shares.

As of March 31, 2017, the Company had a total of 678.6 million ordinary shares outstanding, or the equivalent of 113.1 million ADS.

BALANCE SHEET: As of March 31, 2017, the Company's cash and cash equivalents and short-term investment were RMB1.26 billion (US$183.7 million).

First quarter 2017 Operational Highlights
  • Monthly Recurring Revenues ("MRR") per cabinet was RMB8,363 in the first quarter of 2017, compared to RMB8,490 in the fourth quarter of 2016.
  • Total cabinets under management increased to 26,394 as of March 31, 2017 from 26,380 as of December 31, 2016, with 19,518 cabinets in the Company's self-built data centers and 6,876 cabinets in its partnered data centers.
  • Utilization rate increased to 75.8% in the first quarter of 2017, compared to 75.2% in the fourth quarter of 2016.
  • Hosting churn rate, which is based on the Company's core IDC business, was 0.48% in the first quarter of 2017, compared to 0.55% in the fourth quarter of 2016.

Recent Developments

In late March of 2017, the Company was approved as a silver level partner for Akamai's NetAlliance Program. As a NetAlliance partner, the Company will be able to leverage the exceptional brand of Akamai, a global leader in Content Delivery Network (CDN) services, to profitably grow 21Vianet's CDN business.

Financial Outlook

For the second quarter of 2017, the Company expects net revenues to be in the range of RMB870 million to RMB910 million, compared to RMB910.8 million in the prior year period. Adjusted EBITDA is expected to be in the range of RMB100 million to RMB120 million, compared to RMB15.5 million in the prior year period.

Conference Call

The Company will hold a conference call on Thursday, May 25, 2017 at 8:00 pm U.S. Eastern Time, or Friday, May 26, 2017 at 8:00 am Beijing Time to discuss the financial results.
Participants may access the call by dialing the following numbers:
   
United States Toll Free: +1-855-500-8701
International: +65-6713-5440
China Domestic: 400-120-0654
Hong Kong: +852-3018-6776
Conference ID: 16187549
   
The replay will be accessible through June 2, 2017, by dialing the following numbers:
   
United States Toll Free: +1-855-452-5696
International: +61-2-9003-4211
Conference ID: 16187549

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 RMB6.8832 to US$1.00, the noon buying rate in effect on March 31, 2017 in the H.10 statistical release of the Federal Reserve Board. The Company makes no representation that the RMB or USD amounts referred could be converted into USD or RMB, as the case may be, at any particular rate or at all. For analytical presentation, all percentages are calculated using the numbers presented in the financial statements contained in this earnings release.

Statement Regarding Unaudited Condensed Financial Information

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

About 21Vianet

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

Safe Harbor Statement

This announcement contains forward-looking statements. These forward-looking statements are made under the "safe harbor" provisions of the U.S. Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. These statements can be identified by terminology such as "will," "expects," "anticipates," "future," "intends," "plans," "believes," "estimates" and similar statements. Among other things, quotations from management in this announcement as well as 21Vianet's strategic and operational plans contain forward-looking statements. 21Vianet may also make written or oral forward-looking statements in its reports filed with, or furnished to, the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, in its annual reports to shareholders, in press releases and other written materials and in oral statements made by its officers, directors or employees to third parties. Statements that are not historical facts, including statements about 21Vianet's beliefs and expectations, are forward-looking statements. Forward-looking statements involve inherent risks and uncertainties. A number of factors could cause actual results to differ materially from those contained in any forward-looking statement, including but not limited to the following: 21Vianet's goals and strategies; 21Vianet's expansion plans; the expected growth of the data center services market; expectations regarding demand for, and market acceptance of, 21Vianet's services; 21Vianet's expectations regarding keeping and strengthening its relationships with customers; 21Vianet's plans to invest in research and development to enhance its solution and service offerings; and general economic and business conditions in the regions where 21Vianet provides solutions and services. Further information regarding these and other risks is included in 21Vianet's reports filed with, or furnished to, the Securities and Exchange Commission. All information provided in this press release and in the attachments is as of the date of this press release, and 21Vianet undertakes no duty to update such information, except as required under applicable law.
 
21VIANET GROUP, INC.
CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS
(Amount in thousands of Renminbi ("RMB") and US dollars ("US$"))
     
  As of As of
     
  December 31, 2016 March 31, 2017  
  RMB  RMB   US$  
  (Audited)  (Unaudited)   (Unaudited)  
Assets            
Current assets:            
Cash and cash equivalents 1,297,418   779,513   113,249  
Restricted cash 1,963,561   2,065,166   300,030  
Accounts and notes receivable, net 655,459   720,858   104,727  
Short-term investments 277,946   484,949   70,454  
Inventories 4,431   4,585   666  
Prepaid expenses and other current assets 777,131   862,661   125,328  
Amount due from related parties 182,615   183,546   26,666  
Total current assets 5,158,561   5,101,278   741,120  
Non-current assets:            
Property and equipment, net 3,781,613   3,795,852   551,466  
Intangible assets, net 977,341   941,918   136,843  
Land use rights, net 167,646   166,687   24,216  
Deferred tax assets 100,676   96,859   14,072  
Goodwill 1,755,970   1,755,970   255,110  
Long term investments 298,871   301,296   43,773  
Restricted cash 33,544   3,551   516  
Other non-current assets 147,302   124,224   18,047  
Total non-current assets 7,262,963   7,186,357   1,044,043  
Total assets 12,421,524   12,287,635   1,785,163  
Liabilities and Shareholders' Equity            
Current liabilities:            
Short-term bank borrowings 1,683,676   1,638,676   238,069  
Accounts and notes payable 529,569   590,059   85,725  
Accrued expenses and other payables 787,916   700,306   101,741  
Deferred revenue 320,023   281,466   40,892  
Advances from customers 201,397   313,296   45,516  
Income taxes payable 21,899   28,608   4,156  
Amounts due to related parties 121,928   126,953   18,444  
Current portion of long-term bank borrowings 39,303   42,361   6,154  
Current portion of capital lease obligations 243,723   259,469   37,696  
Current portion of deferred government grant 5,107   4,959   720  
Current portion of bonds payable 419,316   419,905   61,004  
Total current liabilities 4,373,857   4,406,058   640,117  
Non-current liabilities:            
Long-term bank borrowings 268,221   272,227   39,549  
Deferred revenue 62,531   58,014   8,428  
Unrecognized tax benefits 28,689   29,781   4,327  
Deferred tax liabilities 274,700   271,123   39,389  
Non-current portion of capital lease obligations 536,623   541,828   78,717  
Non-current portion of deferred government grant 25,886   24,732   3,593  
Total non-current liabilities 1,196,650   1,197,705   174,003  
             
Redeemable noncontrolling interests 700,000   700,000   101,697  
             
Shareholders' equity            
Treasury stock (204,557 ) (270,978 ) (39,368 )
Ordinary shares 45   45   7  
Additional paid-in capital 9,015,846   9,027,182   1,311,480  
Accumulated other comprehensive gain 118,290   105,374   15,309  
Statutory reserves 64,622   66,062   9,598  
Accumulated deficit (2,869,031 ) (2,970,265 ) (431,523 )
Total 21Vianet Group, Inc. shareholders' equity 6,125,215   5,957,420   865,503  
Noncontrolling interest 25,802   26,452   3,843  
Total shareholders' equity 6,151,017   5,983,872   869,346  
Total liabilities, redeemable noncontrolling interests and shareholders' equity 12,421,524   12,287,635   1,785,163  
             

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, 2016   December 31, 2016   March 31, 2017    
  RMB   RMB   RMB   US$    
  (Unaudited)   (Unaudited)   (Unaudited)   (Unaudited)    
Net revenues                  
Hosting and related services 596,484   703,174   706,711   102,672    
Managed network services 265,788   197,473   155,466   22,586    
Total net revenues 862,272   900,647   862,177   125,258    
Cost of revenues (693,292 ) (717,276 ) (681,700 ) (99,038 )  
Gross profit 168,980   183,371   180,477   26,220    
Operating expenses                  
Sales and marketing (77,315 ) (92,018 ) (65,832 ) (9,564 )  
Research and development (41,857 ) (38,425 ) (38,387 ) (5,577 )  
General and administrative (133,806 ) (186,744 ) (135,803 ) (19,730 )  
Bad debt provision 5   (47,450 ) (15,465 ) (2,247 )  
Changes in the fair value of contingent purchase consideration payable (1,481 ) 67,197   2,867   417    
Impairment of long-lived assets -   (392,947 ) -   -    
Total operating expenses (254,454 ) (690,387 ) (252,620 ) (36,701 )  
Operating loss (85,474 ) (507,016 ) (72,143 ) (10,481 )  
Interest income 8,882   4,839   8,252   1,199    
Interest expense (55,692 ) (40,652 ) (37,027 ) (5,379 )  
Other income 1,106   555   4,826   701    
Other expense (1,104 ) (1,825 ) (1,562 ) (227 )  
Foreign exchange (loss) gain (5,243 ) 28,849   (5,481 ) (796 )  
Loss before income taxes and gain from equity method investments (137,525 ) (515,250 ) (103,135 ) (14,983 )  
Income tax (expense) benefit (14,994 ) 17,818   (16,127 ) (2,343 )  
Gain from equity method investments 1,201   12,225   2,425   352    
Net loss (151,318 ) (485,207 ) (116,837 ) (16,974 )  
Net  loss attributable to noncontrolling interest 8,518   225,353   17,043   2,476    
Net loss attributable to ordinary shareholders (142,800 ) (259,854 ) (99,794 ) (14,498 )  
                   
                   
                   
Loss per share                  
Basic (0.28 ) (0.69 ) (0.17 ) (0.02 )  
Diluted (0.28 ) (0.69 ) (0.17 ) (0.02 )  
Shares used in loss per share computation                  
Basic* 525,041,586   681,210,352   678,649,016   678,649,016    
Diluted* 525,041,586   681,210,352   678,649,016   678,649,016    
                   
Loss per ADS (6 ordinary shares equal to 1 ADS)                  
Basic (1.68 ) (4.14 ) (1.02 ) (0.15 )  
Diluted (1.68 ) (4.14 ) (1.02 ) (0.15 )  
           
* 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  
  March 31, 2016   December 31, 2016   March 31, 2017    
  RMB   RMB   RMB   US$    
Gross profit 168,980   183,371   180,477   26,220    
Plus: share-based compensation expense 3,925   1,865   (222 ) (32 )  
Plus: amortization of intangible assets derived from acquisitions 38,197   37,369   31,372   4,558    
                   
Adjusted gross profit 211,102   222,605   211,627   30,746    
Adjusted gross margin 24.5 % 24.7 % 24.5 % 24.5 %  
Operating expenses (254,454 ) (690,387 ) (252,620 ) (36,701 )  
Plus: share-based compensation expense 33,468   54,808   4,545   660    
Plus: changes in the fair value of contingent purchase consideration payable 1,481   (67,197 ) (2,867 ) (417 )  
Plus: impairment of long-lived assets -   392,947   -   -    
Adjusted operating expenses (219,505 ) (309,829 ) (250,942 ) (36,458 )  
Net loss (151,318 ) (485,207 ) (116,837 ) (16,974 )  
Plus: share-based compensation expense 37,393   56,673   4,323   628    
Plus: amortization of intangible assets derived from acquisitions 38,197   37,369   31,372   4,558    
Plus: changes in the fair value of contingent purchase consideration payable and related deferred tax impact 1,976   (67,874 ) (2,867 ) (417 )  
Plus: impairment of long-lived assets -   392,947   -   -    
Adjusted net loss (73,752 ) (66,092 ) (84,009 ) (12,205 )  
Adjusted net margin -8.6 % -7.3 % -9.7 % -9.7 %  
Net loss   (151,318 ) (485,207 ) (116,837 ) (16,974 )  
Minus: Provision for income taxes (14,994 ) 17,818   (16,127 ) (2,343 )  
Minus: Interest income 8,882   4,839   8,252   1,199    
Minus: Interest expenses (55,692 ) (40,652 ) (37,027 ) (5,379 )  
Minus: Exchange (loss) gain (5,243 ) 28,849   (5,481 ) (796 )  
Minus: Gain from equity method investment 1,201   12,225   2,425   352    
Minus: Other income 1,106   555   4,826   701    
Minus: Other expenses (1,104 ) (1,825 ) (1,562 ) (227 )  
Plus: depreciation 108,940   130,486   129,609   18,830    
Plus: amortization 46,222   46,092   41,344   6,007    
Plus: share-based compensation expense 37,393   56,673   4,323   628    
Plus: changes in the fair value of contingent purchase consideration payable 1,481   (67,197 ) (2,867 ) (417 )  
Plus: impairment of long-lived assets -   392,947   -   -    
Adjusted EBITDA 108,562   51,985   100,266   14,567    
Adjusted EBITDA margin 12.6 % 5.8 % 11.6 % 11.6 %  
                   
                   
                   
Adjusted net loss (73,752 ) (66,092 ) (84,009 ) (12,205 )  
Less: Net loss attributable to noncontrolling interest 8,518   225,353   17,043   2,476    
Adjusted net (loss) profit attributable to the Company's ordinary shareholders (65,234 ) 159,261   (66,966 ) (9,729 )  
                   
Adjusted loss per share                  
Basic (0.14 ) (0.08 ) (0.12 ) (0.02 )  
Diluted (0.14 ) (0.08 ) (0.12 ) (0.02 )  
Shares used in adjusted loss per share computation:                  
Basic* 525,041,586   681,210,352   678,649,016   678,649,016    
Diluted* 525,041,586   700,264,943   678,649,016   678,649,016    
                   
Adjusted loss per ADS (6 ordinary shares equal to 1 ADS)                  
Basic (0.84 ) (0.48 ) (0.72 ) (0.10 )  
Diluted (0.84 ) (0.48 ) (0.72 ) (0.10 )  
           
* 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$"))
       
   
  December 31, 2016  March 31, 2017
   RMB  RMB  US$
   (Unaudited)    
CASH FLOWS FROM OPERATING ACTIVITIES      
Net loss (485,207 ) (116,837 ) (16,974 )
Adjustments to reconcile net loss to net cash generated from   operating activities:            
Foreign exchange (loss) gain (28,849 ) 5,481   796  
Changes in the fair value of contingent purchase consideration   payable (67,197 ) (2,867 ) (417 )
Depreciation of property and equipment 130,486   129,609   18,830  
Amortization of intangible assets 44,860   41,344   6,007  
Gain on disposal of property and equipment 12,101   -   -  
Provision for doubtful accounts and other receivables 48,706   15,465   2,247  
Share-based compensation expense 56,672   4,323   628  
Deferred income taxes (benefit) expense (31,605 ) 240   35  
Gain from equity method investment (12,225 ) (2,425 ) (352 )
Impairment of long-lived assets 392,947   -   -  
Changes in operating assets and liabilities            
Restricted cash 11,846   (24,102 ) (3,502 )
Inventories 1,617   (154 ) (22 )
Accounts and notes receivable 51,084   (80,864 ) (11,748 )
Unrecognized tax benefits 5,984   1,092   159  
Prepaid expenses and other current assets (10,221 ) (85,428 ) (12,411 )
Amounts due from related parties (6,359 ) (1,082 ) (157 )
Accounts and notes payable (20,145 ) 60,490   8,788  
Accrued expenses and other payables 25,348   (4,161 ) (606 )
Deferred revenue (9,192 ) (43,074 ) (6,258 )
Advances from customers 12,473   111,899   16,257  
Income taxes payable (14,864 ) 6,709   975  
Amounts due to related parties 4,031   7,892   1,147  
Deferred government grants (1,344 ) (1,302 ) (189 )
Net cash generated from operating activities 110,947   22,248   3,233  
CASH FLOWS FROM INVESTING ACTIVITIES            
Purchases of property and equipment (136,544 ) (99,432 ) (14,446 )
Purchases of intangible assets (11,859 ) (9,386 ) (1,364 )
Payment for asset acquisition (6,859 ) (15,053 ) (2,187 )
Proceeds from disposal of property and equipment 51   -   -  
Receipt of loans from third parties 40,000   -   -  
Payments for short-term investments (272,914 ) (207,003 ) (30,074 )
Proceeds received from maturity of short-term investments 10,000   -   -  
Payments for long-term investments (5,025 ) -   -  
Net cash used in investing activities (383,150 ) (330,874 ) (48,071 )
CASH FLOWS FROM FINANCING ACTIVITIES            
Restricted cash (76,284 ) (48,515 ) (7,048 )
Proceeds from exercise of stock options 662   555   81  
Proceeds from long-term bank borrowings 54,620   9,038   1,313  
Proceeds from short-term bank borrowings 37,000   50,000   7,264  
Repayments of short-term bank borrowings (123,000 ) (95,000 ) (13,802 )
Repayments of long-term bank borrowings (27,003 ) (1,974 ) (287 )
Consideration paid to selling shareholders (142 ) -   -  
Prepayment for shares repurchase plan     -   -  
Payments for shares repurchase plan (1,603 ) (41,192 ) (5,984 )
Rental prepayments and deposits for sales and leaseback transactions (28,897 ) (33,886 ) (4,923 )
Payments for capital leases (32,719 ) (32,055 ) (4,657 )
Contribution from noncontrolling interest in a subsidiary 4,000   -   -  
Net cash used in financing activities (193,366 ) (193,029 ) (28,043 )
Effect of foreign exchange rate changes on cash and short   term investments 100,505   (16,250 ) (2,361 )
Net decrease in cash and cash equivalents (365,064 ) (517,905 ) (75,242 )
Cash and cash equivalents at beginning of period 1,662,482   1,297,418   188,491  
Cash and cash equivalents at end of period 1,297,418   779,513   113,249  
             

 
Investor Relations Contacts:21Vianet Group, Inc.Calvin Jiang+86 10 8456 2121IR@21Vianet.comICR, Inc.Xueli Song+1 (646) 405-4922IR@21Vianet.com

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