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GuruFocus Financial Strength Rank measures how strong a company’s financial situation is. It is based on these factors

1. The debt burden that the company has as measured by its Interest coverage (current year).
2. Debt to revenue ratio. The lower, the better
3. Altman Z-score.

A company ranks high with financial strength is likely to withstand any business slowdowns and recessions.

Financial Strength : 8/10

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Cash to Debt No Debt
SINA's Cash to Debt is ranked higher than
66% of the 360 Companies
in the Global Internet Content & Information industry.

( Industry Median: 10000.00 vs. SINA: No Debt )
SINA' s 10-Year Cash to Debt Range
Min: 2.08   Max: No Debt
Current: No Debt

Equity to Asset 0.57
SINA's Equity to Asset is ranked higher than
55% of the 341 Companies
in the Global Internet Content & Information industry.

( Industry Median: 0.66 vs. SINA: 0.57 )
SINA' s 10-Year Equity to Asset Range
Min: 0.53   Max: 0.95
Current: 0.57

0.53
0.95
Interest Coverage No Debt
SINA's Interest Coverage is ranked higher than
72% of the 275 Companies
in the Global Internet Content & Information industry.

( Industry Median: 4542.90 vs. SINA: No Debt )
SINA' s 10-Year Interest Coverage Range
Min: 9999.99   Max: 9999.99
Current: No Debt

F-Score: 6
Z-Score: 3.17
M-Score: -2.43
GuruFocus Profitability Rank ranks how profitable a company is and how likely the company’s business will stay that way. It is based on these factors:

1. Operating Margin
2. Trend of the Operating Margin (5-year average). The company with an uptrend profit margin has a higher rank.
••3. Consistency of the profitability
4. Piotroski F-Score
5. Predictability Rank•

The maximum rank is 10. A rank of 7 or higher means a higher profitability and may stay that way. A rank of 3 or lower indicates that the company has had trouble to make a profit.

Profitability Rank is not directly related to the Financial Strength Rank. But if a company is consistently profitable, its financial strength will be stronger.

Profitability & Growth : 7/10

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Operating margin (%) -1.61
SINA's Operating margin (%) is ranked higher than
50% of the 348 Companies
in the Global Internet Content & Information industry.

( Industry Median: 6.35 vs. SINA: -1.61 )
SINA' s 10-Year Operating margin (%) Range
Min: -383.92   Max: 34.66
Current: -1.61

-383.92
34.66
Net-margin (%) 6.00
SINA's Net-margin (%) is ranked higher than
73% of the 350 Companies
in the Global Internet Content & Information industry.

( Industry Median: 4.83 vs. SINA: 6.00 )
SINA' s 10-Year Net-margin (%) Range
Min: -359.8   Max: 114.87
Current: 6

-359.8
114.87
ROE (%) 2.79
SINA's ROE (%) is ranked higher than
62% of the 343 Companies
in the Global Internet Content & Information industry.

( Industry Median: 6.68 vs. SINA: 2.79 )
SINA' s 10-Year ROE (%) Range
Min: -34.73   Max: 33.71
Current: 2.79

-34.73
33.71
ROA (%) 2.14
SINA's ROA (%) is ranked higher than
63% of the 351 Companies
in the Global Internet Content & Information industry.

( Industry Median: 3.96 vs. SINA: 2.14 )
SINA' s 10-Year ROA (%) Range
Min: -32.67   Max: 25.52
Current: 2.14

-32.67
25.52
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) -11.15
SINA's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
50% of the 347 Companies
in the Global Internet Content & Information industry.

( Industry Median: 50.03 vs. SINA: -11.15 )
SINA' s 10-Year ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: -703.14   Max: 429.2
Current: -11.15

-703.14
429.2
Revenue Growth (%) 9.40
SINA's Revenue Growth (%) is ranked higher than
75% of the 199 Companies
in the Global Internet Content & Information industry.

( Industry Median: 9.40 vs. SINA: 9.40 )
SINA' s 10-Year Revenue Growth (%) Range
Min: 6   Max: 72.6
Current: 9.4

6
72.6
EBITDA Growth (%) -30.70
SINA's EBITDA Growth (%) is ranked higher than
56% of the 159 Companies
in the Global Internet Content & Information industry.

( Industry Median: 8.60 vs. SINA: -30.70 )
SINA' s 10-Year EBITDA Growth (%) Range
Min: -30.7   Max: 153
Current: -30.7

-30.7
153
EPS Growth (%) -59.30
SINA's EPS Growth (%) is ranked lower than
51% of the 140 Companies
in the Global Internet Content & Information industry.

( Industry Median: 12.50 vs. SINA: -59.30 )
SINA' s 10-Year EPS Growth (%) Range
Min: -59.3   Max: 163
Current: -59.3

-59.3
163
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Guru Trades

Q1 2013

SINA Guru Trades in Q1 2013

Louis Moore Bacon 525,000 sh (New)
Ron Baron 26,000 sh (+34.72%)
Matthews China Fund 562,100 sh (unchged)
Murray Stahl 40,000 sh (unchged)
Robert Karr 808,419 sh (-31.61%)
Steven Cohen 47,087 sh (-69.4%)
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Q2 2013

SINA Guru Trades in Q2 2013

Chris Davis 275,943 sh (New)
John Burbank 109,937 sh (New)
Ron Baron 37,000 sh (+42.31%)
Matthews China Fund 562,100 sh (unchged)
Louis Moore Bacon 250,000 sh (unchged)
Louis Moore Bacon Sold Out
Steven Cohen Sold Out
Robert Karr Sold Out
Murray Stahl 30,000 sh (-25%)
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Q3 2013

SINA Guru Trades in Q3 2013

Steven Cohen 348,510 sh (New)
Louis Moore Bacon 250,000 sh (New)
Ron Baron 37,000 sh (unchged)
Murray Stahl Sold Out
John Burbank 107,500 sh (-2.22%)
Chris Davis 259,506 sh (-5.96%)
Matthews China Fund 449,800 sh (-19.98%)
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Q4 2013

SINA Guru Trades in Q4 2013

RS Investment Management 18,500 sh (New)
Jim Simons 72,400 sh (New)
Andreas Halvorsen 843,486 sh (New)
Ron Baron 141,615 sh (+282.74%)
Steven Cohen 649,700 sh (+86.42%)
John Burbank 500,000 sh (unchged)
Louis Moore Bacon Sold Out
Chris Davis 254,873 sh (-1.79%)
John Burbank 100,000 sh (-6.98%)
Matthews China Fund 415,900 sh (-7.54%)
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Insider Trades

Latest Guru Trades with SINA

GuruDate Trades Impact to Portfolio Price Range * (?) Current Price Change from Average Current Shares
Ron Baron 2013-12-31 Add 282.74%0.04%$74.83 - $91.07 $ 52.99-35%141615
John Burbank 2013-06-30 New Buy0.2%$46.26 - $61.57 $ 52.99-3%109937
Ron Baron 2013-06-30 Add 42.31%$46.26 - $61.57 $ 52.99-3%37000
Ron Baron 2013-03-31 Add 34.72%$47.51 - $57.6 $ 52.991%26000
Ron Baron 2012-12-31 New Buy0.01%$41.36 - $63.1 $ 52.992%19300
John Burbank 2012-09-30 Sold Out 0.16%$44.38 - $67.63 $ 52.99-2%0
John Burbank 2012-06-30 Reduce -42.04%0.14%$51 - $65.31 $ 52.99-6%89600
John Burbank 2012-03-31 Add 135.31%0.2%$48.2 - $77.4 $ 52.99-15%154600
Lee Ainslie 2011-12-31 Sold Out 0.69%$52 - $93.08 $ 52.99-27%0
George Soros 2011-12-31 Sold Out 0.03%$52 - $93.08 $ 52.99-27%0
Lee Ainslie 2011-09-30 New Buy0.69%$73.23 - $121.01 $ 52.99-49%686360
George Soros 2011-09-30 New Buy0.03%$73.23 - $121.01 $ 52.99-49%20500
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Guru Investment Theses on SINA Corporation

Baron Funds Comments on Sina Corporation - Nov 26, 2013

Shares of Sina Corporation (SINA) were up 45.6% in the third quarter. Sina operates a leading Chinese Internet portal and owns Sina Weibo, the largest Twitter- like service in China. We believe performance in the third quarter was due to the acceleration of Sina Weibo monetization, as well as strong second quarter earnings, where the company beat expectations and issued above-Street guidance. Further, the recently announced alliance between Sina Weibo and Alibaba Group appears to be progressing on-track. (Catherine Chen)

From Ron Baron's Baron Funds third quarter 2013 commentary.


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Top Ranked Articles about SINA Corporation

Baron Funds Comments on Sina Corporation
Shares of Sina Corporation (SINA) were up 45.6% in the third quarter. Sina operates a leading Chinese Internet portal and owns Sina Weibo, the largest Twitter- like service in China. We believe performance in the third quarter was due to the acceleration of Sina Weibo monetization, as well as strong second quarter earnings, where the company beat expectations and issued above-Street guidance. Further, the recently announced alliance between Sina Weibo and Alibaba Group appears to be progressing on-track. (Catherine Chen) Read more...
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Robert Karr, founder of Joho Capital, is known for keeping it simple with concentrated investments. His hedge fund portfolio currently lists 16 stocks, 3 of them new, a quarter-over-quarter turnover of 21%, and a total value of $1.16 billion. His simplified portfolio is invested in only four sectors weighted with consumer defensive at 23.4%, healthcare at 7.2%, technology at 4% and consumer cyclical at 3.9%. According to the GuruFocus Score Board of Gurus, Karr is one of the highest-gaining investors. He had an average return of 40.62% over the last six months and averaged 48.2% over the last 12 months. Read more...

Ratios

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P/E(ttm) 1766.50
SINA's P/E(ttm) is ranked lower than
80% of the 238 Companies
in the Global Internet Content & Information industry.

( Industry Median: 30.30 vs. SINA: 1766.50 )
SINA' s 10-Year P/E(ttm) Range
Min: 2.8   Max: 3035.67
Current: 1766.5

2.8
3035.67
P/B 3.10
SINA's P/B is ranked higher than
61% of the 331 Companies
in the Global Internet Content & Information industry.

( Industry Median: 3.30 vs. SINA: 3.10 )
SINA' s 10-Year P/B Range
Min: 1.71   Max: 14.45
Current: 3.1

1.71
14.45
P/S 5.90
SINA's P/S is ranked lower than
66% of the 362 Companies
in the Global Internet Content & Information industry.

( Industry Median: 2.68 vs. SINA: 5.90 )
SINA' s 10-Year P/S Range
Min: 3.01   Max: 31.54
Current: 5.9

3.01
31.54
EV-to-EBIT 10.30
SINA's EV-to-EBIT is ranked higher than
86% of the 278 Companies
in the Global Internet Content & Information industry.

( Industry Median: 22.29 vs. SINA: 10.30 )
SINA' s 10-Year EV-to-EBIT Range
Min: 9.8   Max: 6796.4
Current: 10.3

9.8
6796.4
Shiller P/E 29.80
SINA's Shiller P/E is ranked higher than
63% of the 90 Companies
in the Global Internet Content & Information industry.

( Industry Median: 38.48 vs. SINA: 29.80 )
SINA' s 10-Year Shiller P/E Range
Min: 10.17   Max: 148.35
Current: 29.8

10.17
148.35

Valuation & Return

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Price/Net Cash 12.30
SINA's Price/Net Cash is ranked higher than
55% of the 150 Companies
in the Global Internet Content & Information industry.

( Industry Median: 14.50 vs. SINA: 12.30 )
SINA' s 10-Year Price/Net Cash Range
Min: 0.56   Max: 21.01
Current: 12.3

0.56
21.01
Price/Net Current Asset Value 8.30
SINA's Price/Net Current Asset Value is ranked higher than
65% of the 187 Companies
in the Global Internet Content & Information industry.

( Industry Median: 11.50 vs. SINA: 8.30 )
SINA' s 10-Year Price/Net Current Asset Value Range
Min: 0.53   Max: 18.22
Current: 8.3

0.53
18.22
Price/Tangible Book 3.00
SINA's Price/Tangible Book is ranked higher than
72% of the 295 Companies
in the Global Internet Content & Information industry.

( Industry Median: 5.00 vs. SINA: 3.00 )
SINA' s 10-Year Price/Tangible Book Range
Min: 0.39   Max: 13.79
Current: 3

0.39
13.79
Price/DCF (Projected) 2.80
SINA's Price/DCF (Projected) is ranked lower than
59% of the 113 Companies
in the Global Internet Content & Information industry.

( Industry Median: 1.70 vs. SINA: 2.80 )
SINA' s 10-Year Price/DCF (Projected) Range
Min: 1.16   Max: 5.67
Current: 2.8

1.16
5.67
Price/Median PS Value 0.70
SINA's Price/Median PS Value is ranked higher than
85% of the 328 Companies
in the Global Internet Content & Information industry.

( Industry Median: 1.10 vs. SINA: 0.70 )
SINA' s 10-Year Price/Median PS Value Range
Min: 0.21   Max: 4.15
Current: 0.7

0.21
4.15
Price/Graham Number 12.60
SINA's Price/Graham Number is ranked lower than
84% of the 211 Companies
in the Global Internet Content & Information industry.

( Industry Median: 2.70 vs. SINA: 12.60 )
SINA' s 10-Year Price/Graham Number Range
Min: 0.62   Max: 19.33
Current: 12.6

0.62
19.33
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) 0.91
SINA's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) is ranked higher than
66% of the 164 Companies
in the Global Internet Content & Information industry.

( Industry Median: 3.45 vs. SINA: 0.91 )
SINA' s 10-Year Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) Range
Min: -0.7   Max: 21.2
Current: 0.91

-0.7
21.2

Business Description

Industry: Online Media » Internet Content & Information
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SINA Corporation was founded in March 1999 through the merger of Beijing SINA Information Technology Co. Ltd. and California-based SINANET.com. The primary focus of SINA's operations is in China. SINA's business operations in China are conducted primarily through wholly-owned subsidiaries. SINA is an online media company and MVAS provider in the People's Republic of China and for the global Chinese communities. With a branded network of localized websites targeting Greater China and overseas Chinese, the Company provides services mainly through SINA.com (online news and content), Weibo.com (microblog) and SINA Mobile (MVAS). Through these businesses and properties and other business lines, SINA offers an array of services including region-focused online portals, MVAS, microblog, blog, video and music streaming, photo sharing, online games, email, search, classified listings, fee-based services, e-commerce and enterprise e-solutions. SINA offers distinct and targeted content on each of its region-specific websites and a range of complementary offerings designed to broaden its user base and increase user traffic. The Company aims to become the media platform of choice for Internet users to research and retrieve information, share opinions and build social networks and for businesses to market and promote their products and services. SINA offers a range of complementary offerings, all centered on its core online media business, that are intended to enhance the attractiveness of its portal and microblogging properties and strengthen its reach in the Chinese online community.

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