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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 : 4/10

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Cash to Debt 1.52
VNET's Cash to Debt is ranked lower than
52% of the 1620 Companies
in the Global Information Technology Services industry.

( Industry Median: 27.13 vs. VNET: 1.52 )
VNET' s 10-Year Cash to Debt Range
Min: 1.33   Max: No Debt
Current: 1.52

Equity to Asset 0.40
VNET's Equity to Asset is ranked lower than
57% of the 1591 Companies
in the Global Information Technology Services industry.

( Industry Median: 0.60 vs. VNET: 0.40 )
VNET' s 10-Year Equity to Asset Range
Min: -0.87   Max: 0.7
Current: 0.4

-0.87
0.7
F-Score: 4
Z-Score: 2.12
M-Score: -1.89
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 : 4/10

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Guru Trades

Q1 2013

VNET Guru Trades in Q1 2013

Robert Karr 1,799,206 sh (unchged)
Ron Baron 68,000 sh (-8.11%)
Steven Cohen 800,073 sh (-15.8%)
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Q2 2013

VNET Guru Trades in Q2 2013

Robert Karr 2,149,782 sh (+19.49%)
Ron Baron 80,000 sh (+17.65%)
Steven Cohen 475,000 sh (-40.63%)
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Q3 2013

VNET Guru Trades in Q3 2013

Robert Karr 2,149,782 sh (unchged)
Ron Baron 80,000 sh (unchged)
Steven Cohen 76,500 sh (-83.89%)
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Q4 2013

VNET Guru Trades in Q4 2013

Ron Baron 275,900 sh (+244.88%)
Steven Cohen 107,700 sh (+40.78%)
Robert Karr 2,315,782 sh (+7.72%)
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Insider Trades

Latest Guru Trades with VNET

GuruDate Trades Impact to Portfolio Price Range * (?) Current Price Change from Average Current Shares
Ron Baron 2013-12-31 Add 244.88%0.02%$16.12 - $23.22 $ 26.237%275900
Ron Baron 2012-03-31 New Buy$9.32 - $12.74 $ 26.2150%68000
Ron Baron 2011-09-30 Sold Out 0.0008%$9.92 - $14.73 $ 26.2115%0
Ron Baron 2011-06-30 New Buy$9.92 - $18.8 $ 26.2100%10000
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Guru Investment Theses on 21Vianet Group Inc

Baron Funds Comments on 21Vianet Group - Feb 24, 2014

21Vianet Group, Inc. (VNET) is the largest carrier-neutral Internet data center provider in China. Third quarter results and fourth quarter guidance came in slightly below expectations but management's confidence about demand for cabinets and pricing stayed strong and the entry into cloud-based computing solutions supported the shares. Temasek, Singapore's state- owned investment company, also made a strategic $100 million investment and joined 21Vianet's board, which increased investor confidence. We continue to hold 21Vianet as a direct beneficiary of mobile and Internet traffic growth and derived IT services opportunities in China. (Gilad Shany)

From Ron Baron (Trades, Portfolio)'s Baron Funds' fourth quarter 2013 commentary.

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Baron Funds Comments on 21Vianet Group - Feb 21, 2014

21Vianet Group, Inc. (VNET) is the largest carrier-neutral Internet data center provider in China. Third quarter results and fourth quarter guidance came in slightly below expectations but management's confidence about demand for cabinets and pricing remained strong. Temasek, Singapore's state-owned investment company, also made a strategic $100 million investment and joined 21Vianet's board, which increased investor confidence. We continue to hold 21Vianet as a direct beneficiary of mobile and Internet traffic growth and derived IT services opportunities in China. (Gilad Shany)



From Baron Funds fourth quarter 2013 shareholder letter.



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Baron Funds Comments on 21Vianet Group - May 24, 2012

From Baron Funds' first quarter letter: We also initiated a position in 21Vianet Group, Inc. (VNET), a leading carrier neutral Internet infrastructure company in China.We believe rising broadband Internet penetration and the spread of Internet video, e-commerce, social networking and cloud services in China is driving explosive demand for data center and related Internet infrastructure services, and we see 21Vianet as one of the best positioned companies to benefit.Vianet's key customers are the "who's who" of China's Internet industry, and we believe the company's pricing power and value proposition are on the rise. During the quarter, we also took advantage of the market's surge to exit small, underperforming positions such as Vero Energy Inc., Ecosynthetix, Inc., Niko Resources Ltd. and THK Ltd.
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Top Ranked Articles about 21Vianet Group Inc

Baron Funds Comments on 21Vianet Group
21Vianet Group, Inc. (VNET) is the largest carrier-neutral Internet data center provider in China. Third quarter results and fourth quarter guidance came in slightly below expectations but management's confidence about demand for cabinets and pricing stayed strong and the entry into cloud-based computing solutions supported the shares. Temasek, Singapore's state- owned investment company, also made a strategic $100 million investment and joined 21Vianet's board, which increased investor confidence. We continue to hold 21Vianet as a direct beneficiary of mobile and Internet traffic growth and derived IT services opportunities in China. (Gilad Shany) Read more...
Baron Funds Comments on 21Vianet Group
21Vianet Group, Inc. (VNET) is the largest carrier-neutral Internet data center provider in China. Third quarter results and fourth quarter guidance came in slightly below expectations but management's confidence about demand for cabinets and pricing remained strong. Temasek, Singapore's state-owned investment company, also made a strategic $100 million investment and joined 21Vianet's board, which increased investor confidence. We continue to hold 21Vianet as a direct beneficiary of mobile and Internet traffic growth and derived IT services opportunities in China. (Gilad Shany) Read more...

Ratios

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P/B 3.84
VNET's P/B is ranked lower than
61% of the 1505 Companies
in the Global Information Technology Services industry.

( Industry Median: 2.45 vs. VNET: 3.84 )
VNET' s 10-Year P/B Range
Min: 1.63   Max: 4.4
Current: 3.84

1.63
4.4
P/S 5.11
VNET's P/S is ranked lower than
75% of the 1660 Companies
in the Global Information Technology Services industry.

( Industry Median: 2.00 vs. VNET: 5.11 )
VNET' s 10-Year P/S Range
Min: 1.99   Max: 5.85
Current: 5.11

1.99
5.85
EV-to-EBIT 234.33
VNET's EV-to-EBIT is ranked lower than
76% of the 1286 Companies
in the Global Information Technology Services industry.

( Industry Median: 17.42 vs. VNET: 234.33 )
VNET' s 10-Year EV-to-EBIT Range
Min: 21.7   Max: 374.1
Current: 234.33

21.7
374.1

Valuation & Return

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Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) 0.40
VNET's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) is ranked lower than
69% of the 1328 Companies
in the Global Information Technology Services industry.

( Industry Median: 5.40 vs. VNET: 0.40 )
VNET' s 10-Year Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) Range
Min: 0.3   Max: 4.6
Current: 0.4

0.3
4.6

Business Description

Industry: Application Software » Information Technology Services
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Traded in other countries:217A.Germany
21Vianet Group, Inc. is a carrier-neutral internet data center service provider. It provides hosting and related services, managed network services and cloud computing infrastructure services, improving the reliability, security and speed.

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