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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 : 6/10

vs
industry
vs
history
Cash to Debt 2.88
SINA's Cash to Debt is ranked higher than
53% of the 382 Companies
in the Global Internet Content & Information industry.

( Industry Median: 48.48 vs. SINA: 2.88 )
SINA' s 10-Year Cash to Debt Range
Min: 2.08   Max: No Debt
Current: 2.88

Equity to Asset 0.58
SINA's Equity to Asset is ranked higher than
58% of the 376 Companies
in the Global Internet Content & Information industry.

( Industry Median: 0.64 vs. SINA: 0.58 )
SINA' s 10-Year Equity to Asset Range
Min: 0.4   Max: 0.95
Current: 0.58

0.4
0.95
F-Score: 5
Z-Score: 2.30
M-Score: -2.42
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 : 8/10

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industry
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history
Operating margin (%) 3.39
SINA's Operating margin (%) is ranked higher than
63% of the 376 Companies
in the Global Internet Content & Information industry.

( Industry Median: 6.27 vs. SINA: 3.39 )
SINA' s 10-Year Operating margin (%) Range
Min: -383.92   Max: 34.66
Current: 3.39

-383.92
34.66
Net-margin (%) 6.79
SINA's Net-margin (%) is ranked higher than
74% of the 376 Companies
in the Global Internet Content & Information industry.

( Industry Median: 4.19 vs. SINA: 6.79 )
SINA' s 10-Year Net-margin (%) Range
Min: -359.8   Max: 114.87
Current: 6.79

-359.8
114.87
ROE (%) 3.79
SINA's ROE (%) is ranked higher than
63% of the 371 Companies
in the Global Internet Content & Information industry.

( Industry Median: 6.26 vs. SINA: 3.79 )
SINA' s 10-Year ROE (%) Range
Min: -34.73   Max: 33.71
Current: 3.79

-34.73
33.71
ROA (%) 1.56
SINA's ROA (%) is ranked higher than
61% of the 378 Companies
in the Global Internet Content & Information industry.

( Industry Median: 3.96 vs. SINA: 1.56 )
SINA' s 10-Year ROA (%) Range
Min: -32.67   Max: 25.52
Current: 1.56

-32.67
25.52
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) 27.89
SINA's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
63% of the 376 Companies
in the Global Internet Content & Information industry.

( Industry Median: 59.32 vs. SINA: 27.89 )
SINA' s 10-Year ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: -703.14   Max: 429.2
Current: 27.89

-703.14
429.2
Revenue Growth (%) 14.60
SINA's Revenue Growth (%) is ranked higher than
80% of the 269 Companies
in the Global Internet Content & Information industry.

( Industry Median: 10.00 vs. SINA: 14.60 )
SINA' s 10-Year Revenue Growth (%) Range
Min: 6   Max: 72.6
Current: 14.6

6
72.6
EBITDA Growth (%) -22.50
SINA's EBITDA Growth (%) is ranked higher than
56% of the 203 Companies
in the Global Internet Content & Information industry.

( Industry Median: 8.80 vs. SINA: -22.50 )
SINA' s 10-Year EBITDA Growth (%) Range
Min: -30.7   Max: 153
Current: -22.5

-30.7
153
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Guru Trades

Q3 2013

SINA Guru Trades in Q3 2013

Louis Moore Bacon 250,000 sh (New)
Steven Cohen 348,510 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

Jim Simons 72,400 sh (New)
RS Investment Management 18,500 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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Q1 2014

SINA Guru Trades in Q1 2014

George Soros 150,000 sh (New)
John Burbank 694,548 sh (+594.55%)
Steven Cohen 864,216 sh (+33.02%)
Chris Davis 268,674 sh (+5.41%)
Paul Tudor Jones 450,000 sh (unchged)
John Burbank 25,000 sh (unchged)
Steven Cohen 158,000 sh (unchged)
Andreas Halvorsen Sold Out
RS Investment Management Sold Out
Jim Simons Sold Out
Ron Baron 137,638 sh (-2.81%)
Matthews China Fund 337,400 sh (-18.87%)
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Q2 2014

SINA Guru Trades in Q2 2014

Jeremy Grantham 123,300 sh (New)
Jim Simons 332,400 sh (New)
Ron Baron 198,400 sh (+44.15%)
Matthews China Fund 337,400 sh (unchged)
Chris Davis Sold Out
George Soros Sold Out
John Burbank 16,600 sh (-97.61%)
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Insider Trades

Latest Guru Trades with SINA

(List those with share number changes of more than 20%, or impact to portfolio more than 0.1%)

GuruDate Trades Impact to Portfolio Price Range * (?) Current Price Change from Average Current Shares
John Burbank 2014-06-30 Reduce -97.61%1.17%$43.02 - $61.75 $ 46.18-6%16600
George Soros 2014-06-30 Sold Out 0.09%$43.02 - $61.75 $ 46.18-6%0
Ron Baron 2014-06-30 Add 44.15%0.01%$43.02 - $61.75 $ 46.18-6%198400
John Burbank 2014-03-31 Add 594.55%1.03%$58.95 - $88.96 $ 46.18-36%694548
George Soros 2014-03-31 New Buy0.09%$58.95 - $88.96 $ 46.18-36%150000
Ron Baron 2013-12-31 Add 282.74%0.04%$74.83 - $91.07 $ 46.18-43%141615
John Burbank 2013-06-30 New Buy0.2%$46.26 - $61.57 $ 46.18-15%109937
Ron Baron 2013-06-30 Add 42.31%$46.26 - $61.57 $ 46.18-15%37000
Ron Baron 2013-03-31 Add 34.72%$47.51 - $57.6 $ 46.18-12%26000
Ron Baron 2012-12-31 New Buy0.01%$41.36 - $63.1 $ 46.18-11%19300
John Burbank 2012-09-30 Sold Out 0.16%$44.38 - $67.63 $ 46.18-14%0
John Burbank 2012-06-30 Reduce -42.04%0.14%$51 - $65.31 $ 46.18-18%89600
John Burbank 2012-03-31 Add 135.31%0.2%$48.2 - $77.4 $ 46.18-26%154600
Lee Ainslie 2011-12-31 Sold Out 0.69%$52 - $93.08 $ 46.18-37%0
George Soros 2011-12-31 Sold Out 0.03%$52 - $93.08 $ 46.18-37%0
Lee Ainslie 2011-09-30 New Buy0.69%$73.23 - $121.01 $ 46.18-55%686360
George Soros 2011-09-30 New Buy0.03%$73.23 - $121.01 $ 46.18-55%20500
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Guru Investment Theses on SINA Corp

Matthews China Fund Comments on Sina - Jul 24, 2014

So far this year, our holdings in this area did not work well and the overall IT sector performance was dragged down especially by two small-cap companies—Sina Corp (SINA) and Digital China Holdings. Sina, one of China’s most popular web portals, came under selling pressure due to market concerns that its Twitter-like online communications services Weibo, may be losing its growth momentum to a main competitor. However, we continue to hold Sina as we believe the target market for its competitor is different from Weibo and we also believe Sina’s current valuation does not reflect its other attractive underlying assets.

From Matthews China Fund (Trades, Portfolio)’s Second Quarter 2014 Commentary.

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Baron Funds Comments on Sina Corporation - May 29, 2014

Sina Corporation (SINA) is a leading Chinese Internet portal and the majority owner of SINA Weibo, the largest Twitter-like microblogging service in China. Sina was a detractor in the first quarter due to concerns over slowing user growth, as well as the dilutive impact of the pending IPO of Weibo, where Alibaba exercised its option to increase its stake in Weibo from 18% to 30%. We continue to own shares in Sina, as we believe Weibo is worth more than its current embedded valuation.



From Baron Funds' first quarter 2014 commentary.



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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 Corp

Matthews China Fund Comments on Sina
So far this year, our holdings in this area did not work well and the overall IT sector performance was dragged down especially by two small-cap companies—Sina Corp (SINA) and Digital China Holdings. Sina, one of China’s most popular web portals, came under selling pressure due to market concerns that its Twitter-like online communications services Weibo, may be losing its growth momentum to a main competitor. However, we continue to hold Sina as we believe the target market for its competitor is different from Weibo and we also believe Sina’s current valuation does not reflect its other attractive underlying assets. Read more...
Matthews China Fund Second Quarter 2014 Commentary
For the first half of 2014, the Matthews China Fund (Trades, Portfolio) declined -5.17%, underperforming its benchmark, the MSCI China Index, which declined -0.50%. For the quarter ending June 30, the Fund gained 3.64% while its benchmark gained 5.70%. Most of this underperformance was due to the information technology and energy sectors. Read more...
Baron Funds Comments on Sina Corporation
Sina Corporation (SINA) is a leading Chinese Internet portal and the majority owner of SINA Weibo, the largest Twitter-like microblogging service in China. Sina was a detractor in the first quarter due to concerns over slowing user growth, as well as the dilutive impact of the pending IPO of Weibo, where Alibaba exercised its option to increase its stake in Weibo from 18% to 30%. We continue to own shares in Sina, as we believe Weibo is worth more than its current embedded valuation. Read more...
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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...

Ratios

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industry
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history
P/E(ttm) 67.00
SINA's P/E(ttm) is ranked higher than
64% of the 414 Companies
in the Global Internet Content & Information industry.

( Industry Median: 80.90 vs. SINA: 67.00 )
SINA' s 10-Year P/E(ttm) Range
Min: 2.8   Max: 3035.67
Current: 67

2.8
3035.67
P/B 1.50
SINA's P/B is ranked higher than
82% of the 414 Companies
in the Global Internet Content & Information industry.

( Industry Median: 3.80 vs. SINA: 1.50 )
SINA' s 10-Year P/B Range
Min: 1.46   Max: 14.45
Current: 1.5

1.46
14.45
P/S 4.20
SINA's P/S is ranked lower than
51% of the 414 Companies
in the Global Internet Content & Information industry.

( Industry Median: 3.19 vs. SINA: 4.20 )
SINA' s 10-Year P/S Range
Min: 3.2   Max: 25.15
Current: 4.2

3.2
25.15
EV-to-EBIT 151.45
SINA's EV-to-EBIT is ranked higher than
61% of the 414 Companies
in the Global Internet Content & Information industry.

( Industry Median: 50.31 vs. SINA: 151.45 )
SINA' s 10-Year EV-to-EBIT Range
Min: 9.8   Max: 7462.4
Current: 151.45

9.8
7462.4
Shiller P/E 26.90
SINA's Shiller P/E is ranked higher than
93% of the 414 Companies
in the Global Internet Content & Information industry.

( Industry Median: 9999.00 vs. SINA: 26.90 )
SINA' s 10-Year Shiller P/E Range
Min: 10.17   Max: 190
Current: 26.9

10.17
190
Current Ratio 8.54
SINA's Current Ratio is ranked higher than
94% of the 297 Companies
in the Global Internet Content & Information industry.

( Industry Median: 2.49 vs. SINA: 8.54 )
SINA' s 10-Year Current Ratio Range
Min: 2.77   Max: 16.77
Current: 8.54

2.77
16.77
Quick Ratio 8.54
SINA's Quick Ratio is ranked higher than
94% of the 297 Companies
in the Global Internet Content & Information industry.

( Industry Median: 2.49 vs. SINA: 8.54 )
SINA' s 10-Year Quick Ratio Range
Min: 2.77   Max: 16.73
Current: 8.54

2.77
16.73

Valuation & Return

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industry
vs
history
Price/Net Cash 3.70
SINA's Price/Net Cash is ranked higher than
96% of the 414 Companies
in the Global Internet Content & Information industry.

( Industry Median: 9999.00 vs. SINA: 3.70 )
SINA' s 10-Year Price/Net Cash Range
Min: 0.56   Max: 56.99
Current: 3.7

0.56
56.99
Price/Net Current Asset Value 3.00
SINA's Price/Net Current Asset Value is ranked higher than
95% of the 414 Companies
in the Global Internet Content & Information industry.

( Industry Median: 9999.00 vs. SINA: 3.00 )
SINA' s 10-Year Price/Net Current Asset Value Range
Min: 0.53   Max: 18.42
Current: 3

0.53
18.42
Price/Tangible Book 1.50
SINA's Price/Tangible Book is ranked higher than
92% of the 414 Companies
in the Global Internet Content & Information industry.

( Industry Median: 8.31 vs. SINA: 1.50 )
SINA' s 10-Year Price/Tangible Book Range
Min: 0.39   Max: 13.79
Current: 1.5

0.39
13.79
Price/DCF (Projected) 1.80
SINA's Price/DCF (Projected) is ranked higher than
91% of the 414 Companies
in the Global Internet Content & Information industry.

( Industry Median: 9999.00 vs. SINA: 1.80 )
SINA' s 10-Year Price/DCF (Projected) Range
Min: 0.98   Max: 5.67
Current: 1.8

0.98
5.67
Price/Median PS Value 0.50
SINA's Price/Median PS Value is ranked higher than
93% of the 414 Companies
in the Global Internet Content & Information industry.

( Industry Median: 1.21 vs. SINA: 0.50 )
SINA' s 10-Year Price/Median PS Value Range
Min: 0.22   Max: 4.26
Current: 0.5

0.22
4.26
Price/Graham Number 2.10
SINA's Price/Graham Number is ranked higher than
84% of the 414 Companies
in the Global Internet Content & Information industry.

( Industry Median: 12.42 vs. SINA: 2.10 )
SINA' s 10-Year Price/Graham Number Range
Min: 0.67   Max: 18.96
Current: 2.1

0.67
18.96
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) 0.70
SINA's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) is ranked lower than
62% of the 311 Companies
in the Global Internet Content & Information industry.

( Industry Median: 4.40 vs. SINA: 0.70 )
SINA' s 10-Year Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) Range
Min: 0.4   Max: 10.2
Current: 0.7

0.4
10.2
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) 0.96
SINA's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) is ranked higher than
63% of the 223 Companies
in the Global Internet Content & Information industry.

( Industry Median: 5.26 vs. SINA: 0.96 )
SINA' s 10-Year Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) Range
Min: -1   Max: 16.7
Current: 0.96

-1
16.7

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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Headlines

Articles On GuruFocus.com
Matthews China Fund Comments on Sina Jul 24 2014 
Matthews China Fund Second Quarter 2014 Commentary Jul 24 2014 
Dumb Investment of the Week: Chinese Companies with Weak VIEs Jun 02 2014 
Baron Funds Comments on Sina Corporation May 29 2014 
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Can Sina’s Weibo Keep Up with the Competition? Mar 21 2014 
About Sina’s Core Businesses and Current Competition Mar 13 2014 
Baron Funds Comments on Sina Corporation Nov 26 2013 

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