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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

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industry
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history
Cash to Debt 2.90
SINA's Cash to Debt is ranked higher than
58% of the 480 Companies
in the Global Internet Content & Information industry.

( Industry Median: 16.45 vs. SINA: 2.90 )
SINA' s 10-Year Cash to Debt Range
Min: 2.08   Max: No Debt
Current: 2.9

Equity to Asset 0.60
SINA's Equity to Asset is ranked higher than
65% of the 454 Companies
in the Global Internet Content & Information industry.

( Industry Median: 0.64 vs. SINA: 0.60 )
SINA' s 10-Year Equity to Asset Range
Min: 0.4   Max: 0.95
Current: 0.6

0.4
0.95
F-Score: 5
Z-Score: 2.11
M-Score: -2.83
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 (%) -2.30
SINA's Operating margin (%) is ranked higher than
58% of the 478 Companies
in the Global Internet Content & Information industry.

( Industry Median: 4.21 vs. SINA: -2.30 )
SINA' s 10-Year Operating margin (%) Range
Min: -383.92   Max: 34.66
Current: -2.3

-383.92
34.66
Net-margin (%) 21.42
SINA's Net-margin (%) is ranked higher than
90% of the 478 Companies
in the Global Internet Content & Information industry.

( Industry Median: 3.58 vs. SINA: 21.42 )
SINA' s 10-Year Net-margin (%) Range
Min: -359.8   Max: 114.87
Current: 21.42

-359.8
114.87
ROE (%) 10.30
SINA's ROE (%) is ranked higher than
77% of the 462 Companies
in the Global Internet Content & Information industry.

( Industry Median: 6.09 vs. SINA: 10.30 )
SINA' s 10-Year ROE (%) Range
Min: -53.13   Max: 44.72
Current: 10.3

-53.13
44.72
ROA (%) 5.31
SINA's ROA (%) is ranked higher than
75% of the 485 Companies
in the Global Internet Content & Information industry.

( Industry Median: 3.43 vs. SINA: 5.31 )
SINA' s 10-Year ROA (%) Range
Min: -50.08   Max: 33.81
Current: 5.31

-50.08
33.81
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) -17.74
SINA's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
59% of the 480 Companies
in the Global Internet Content & Information industry.

( Industry Median: 26.50 vs. SINA: -17.74 )
SINA' s 10-Year ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: -1095.6   Max: 559.12
Current: -17.74

-1095.6
559.12
Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) 14.60
SINA's Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
81% of the 317 Companies
in the Global Internet Content & Information industry.

( Industry Median: 9.40 vs. SINA: 14.60 )
SINA' s 10-Year Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: 6   Max: 72.6
Current: 14.6

6
72.6
EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) -22.50
SINA's EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
58% of the 238 Companies
in the Global Internet Content & Information industry.

( Industry Median: 9.10 vs. SINA: -22.50 )
SINA' s 10-Year EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: -30.7   Max: 153
Current: -22.5

-30.7
153
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Financials


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Guru Trades

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%)
Steven Cohen 158,000 sh (unchged)
Paul Tudor Jones 450,000 sh (unchged)
John Burbank 25,000 sh (unchged)
Andreas Halvorsen Sold Out
Jim Simons Sold Out
RS Investment Management 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

Jim Simons 332,400 sh (New)
Jeremy Grantham 123,300 sh (New)
Ron Baron 198,400 sh (+44.15%)
Matthews China Fund 337,400 sh (unchged)
George Soros Sold Out
Chris Davis Sold Out
John Burbank 16,600 sh (-97.61%)
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Q3 2014

SINA Guru Trades in Q3 2014

Matthews China Fund 337,400 sh (unchged)
Ron Baron Sold Out
Jim Simons Sold Out
John Burbank Sold Out
Jeremy Grantham Sold Out
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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
Ron Baron 2014-09-30 Sold Out 0.04%$41.9 - $50.71 $ 38.82-17%0
John Burbank 2014-09-30 Sold Out 0.01%$41.9 - $50.71 $ 38.82-17%0
John Burbank 2014-06-30 Reduce -97.61%1.17%$43.02 - $61.75 $ 38.82-21%16600
George Soros 2014-06-30 Sold Out 0.09%$43.02 - $61.75 $ 38.82-21%0
Chris Davis 2014-06-30 Sold Out 0.05%$43.02 - $61.75 $ 38.82-21%0
Ron Baron 2014-06-30 Add 44.15%0.01%$43.02 - $61.75 $ 38.82-21%198400
John Burbank 2014-03-31 Add 594.55%1.03%$58.95 - $88.96 $ 38.82-46%694548
Andreas Halvorsen 2014-03-31 Sold Out 0.33%$58.95 - $88.96 $ 38.82-46%0
George Soros 2014-03-31 New Buy0.09%$58.95 - $88.96 $ 38.82-46%150000
Andreas Halvorsen 2013-12-31 New Buy0.33%$74.83 - $91.07 $ 38.82-52%843486
Ron Baron 2013-12-31 Add 282.74%0.04%$74.83 - $91.07 $ 38.82-52%141615
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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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Ratios

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P/E(ttm) 17.40
SINA's P/E(ttm) is ranked higher than
91% of the 525 Companies
in the Global Internet Content & Information industry.

( Industry Median: 96.30 vs. SINA: 17.40 )
SINA' s 10-Year P/E(ttm) Range
Min: 2.8   Max: 3035.67
Current: 17.4

2.8
3035.67
P/B 1.20
SINA's P/B is ranked higher than
91% of the 525 Companies
in the Global Internet Content & Information industry.

( Industry Median: 3.71 vs. SINA: 1.20 )
SINA' s 10-Year P/B Range
Min: 1.16   Max: 14.45
Current: 1.2

1.16
14.45
P/S 3.50
SINA's P/S is ranked higher than
65% of the 525 Companies
in the Global Internet Content & Information industry.

( Industry Median: 3.55 vs. SINA: 3.50 )
SINA' s 10-Year P/S Range
Min: 3.01   Max: 23.04
Current: 3.5

3.01
23.04
EV-to-EBIT -75.76
SINA's EV-to-EBIT is ranked lower than
53% of the 525 Companies
in the Global Internet Content & Information industry.

( Industry Median: 69.31 vs. SINA: -75.76 )
SINA' s 10-Year EV-to-EBIT Range
Min: -10605.2   Max: 7462.4
Current: -75.76

-10605.2
7462.4
Shiller P/E 20.00
SINA's Shiller P/E is ranked higher than
95% of the 525 Companies
in the Global Internet Content & Information industry.

( Industry Median: 9999.00 vs. SINA: 20.00 )
SINA' s 10-Year Shiller P/E Range
Min: 10.17   Max: 190
Current: 20

10.17
190
Current Ratio 7.70
SINA's Current Ratio is ranked higher than
96% of the 468 Companies
in the Global Internet Content & Information industry.

( Industry Median: 2.32 vs. SINA: 7.70 )
SINA' s 10-Year Current Ratio Range
Min: 2.77   Max: 16.77
Current: 7.7

2.77
16.77
Quick Ratio 7.70
SINA's Quick Ratio is ranked higher than
96% of the 468 Companies
in the Global Internet Content & Information industry.

( Industry Median: 2.31 vs. SINA: 7.70 )
SINA' s 10-Year Quick Ratio Range
Min: 2.77   Max: 16.73
Current: 7.7

2.77
16.73

Valuation & Return

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Price/Net Cash 3.50
SINA's Price/Net Cash is ranked higher than
96% of the 525 Companies
in the Global Internet Content & Information industry.

( Industry Median: 9999.00 vs. SINA: 3.50 )
SINA' s 10-Year Price/Net Cash Range
Min: 0.56   Max: 56.99
Current: 3.5

0.56
56.99
Price/Net Current Asset Value 2.90
SINA's Price/Net Current Asset Value is ranked higher than
95% of the 525 Companies
in the Global Internet Content & Information industry.

( Industry Median: 9999.00 vs. SINA: 2.90 )
SINA' s 10-Year Price/Net Current Asset Value Range
Min: 0.53   Max: 18.42
Current: 2.9

0.53
18.42
Price/Tangible Book 1.30
SINA's Price/Tangible Book is ranked higher than
95% of the 525 Companies
in the Global Internet Content & Information industry.

( Industry Median: 9.32 vs. SINA: 1.30 )
SINA' s 10-Year Price/Tangible Book Range
Min: 0.39   Max: 13.79
Current: 1.3

0.39
13.79
Price/DCF (Projected) 1.20
SINA's Price/DCF (Projected) is ranked higher than
94% of the 525 Companies
in the Global Internet Content & Information industry.

( Industry Median: 9999.00 vs. SINA: 1.20 )
SINA' s 10-Year Price/DCF (Projected) Range
Min: 1.03   Max: 6.3
Current: 1.2

1.03
6.3
Price/Median PS Value 0.40
SINA's Price/Median PS Value is ranked higher than
94% of the 525 Companies
in the Global Internet Content & Information industry.

( Industry Median: 1.09 vs. SINA: 0.40 )
SINA' s 10-Year Price/Median PS Value Range
Min: 0.22   Max: 4.31
Current: 0.4

0.22
4.31
Price/Graham Number 1.00
SINA's Price/Graham Number is ranked higher than
95% of the 525 Companies
in the Global Internet Content & Information industry.

( Industry Median: 9999.00 vs. SINA: 1.00 )
SINA' s 10-Year Price/Graham Number Range
Min: 0.62   Max: 18.96
Current: 1

0.62
18.96
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) -1.30
SINA's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) is ranked higher than
59% of the 470 Companies
in the Global Internet Content & Information industry.

( Industry Median: 2.50 vs. SINA: -1.30 )
SINA' s 10-Year Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) Range
Min: -1.3   Max: 10.2
Current: -1.3

-1.3
10.2
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) 11.57
SINA's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) is ranked higher than
71% of the 172 Companies
in the Global Internet Content & Information industry.

( Industry Median: 18.63 vs. SINA: 11.57 )
SINA' s 10-Year Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) Range
Min: -2.3   Max: 16.5
Current: 11.57

-2.3
16.5

Business Description

Industry: Online Media » Internet Content & Information
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Traded in other countries:YIN.Germany, SINAN.Mexico,
SINA Corp was founded in March 1999 through the merger of Beijing SINA Information Technology Co., Ltd. and California-based SINANET.com. In April 2000, our company completed the initial public offering. The Company is an online media company serving China and the global Chinese communities. The Company's digital media network of SINA.com (portal), SINA mobile (mobile portal and mobile apps) and Weibo (social media) enables Internet users to access professional media and user generated content ("UGC") in multi-media formats from desktop personal computers and mobile devices and share their interests with friends and acquaintances. SINA.com offers distinct and targeted professional content on each of its region-specific websites and a full range of complementary offerings. Over the years, it has built a broad content network with thousands of professional media partners and accumulated a large mainstream user base, including well-educated, white-collar professionals. The Company's mobile portal, SINA.cn, provides news information and entertainment content from SINA.com customized for mobile users in WAP (mobile browser) and mobile application format, such as SINA News, SINA Sports, SINA Finance, SINA Entertainment and SINA Blog. Weibo is a social media platform for people to create, distribute and discover Chinese-language content. Based on an open platform architecture, Weibo allows users to create and post feeds up to 140 Chinese characters and attach multi-media content, as well as access a wide range of organically and third-party developed applications, such as online games. The Company offers both brand advertising services in display ad formats on SINA portal and Weibo, as well as performance-based online marketing solutions on Weibo, such as promoted feeds. SINA.com offers a variety of free interest-based channels that provide region-focused format and content. The popular channels include: SINA Sports, SINA Auto, SINA Finance, SINA Entertainment, SINA News, SINA Technology, SINA Digital, SINA eLadies, SINA Luxury, SINA Collectibles and SINA Video. The Company operated three principal business segments — advertising, MVAS and other non-advertising.
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