21Vianet Group, Inc. provides carrier and cloud-neutral Internet data center services to Internet companies, government entities, blue-chip enterprises, and small-to mid-sized enterprises in the People’s Republic of China.
Excellent balance sheet with limited growth.
Share Price & News
How has 21Vianet Group's share price performed over time and what events caused price changes?
Latest Share Price and Events
Stable Share Price: VNET's share price has been volatile over the past 3 months.
7 Day Return
1 Year Return
Return vs Industry: VNET exceeded the US IT industry which returned 39.2% over the past year.
Return vs Market: VNET exceeded the US Market which returned 20.3% over the past year.
Price Volatility Vs. Market
How volatile is 21Vianet Group's share price compared to the market and industry in the last 5 years?
Simply Wall St News
2 weeks ago | Simply Wall StIf You Had Bought 21Vianet Group (NASDAQ:VNET) Stock Five Years Ago, You'd Be Sitting On A 45% Loss, Today
1 month ago | Simply Wall StWhat Kind Of Shareholder Appears On The 21Vianet Group, Inc.'s (NASDAQ:VNET) Shareholder Register?
2 months ago | Simply Wall StHere's Why 21Vianet Group (NASDAQ:VNET) Has A Meaningful Debt Burden
Is 21Vianet Group undervalued compared to its fair value and its price relative to the market?
Price to Book (PB) ratio
Share Price vs. Fair Value
Below Fair Value: Insufficient data to calculate VNET's fair value to establish if it is undervalued.
Significantly Below Fair Value: Insufficient data to calculate VNET's fair value to establish if it is undervalued.
Price To Earnings Ratio
PE vs Industry: VNET is unprofitable, so we can't compare its PE Ratio to the IT industry average.
PE vs Market: VNET is unprofitable, so we can't compare its PE Ratio to the US market.
Price to Earnings Growth Ratio
PEG Ratio: Insufficient data to calculate VNET's PEG Ratio to determine if it is good value.
Price to Book Ratio
PB vs Industry: VNET is good value based on its PB Ratio (2.4x) compared to the US IT industry average (4.3x).
How is 21Vianet Group forecast to perform in the next 1 to 3 years based on estimates from 2 analysts?
Forecasted annual earnings growth
Earnings and Revenue Growth Forecasts
Analyst Future Growth Forecasts
Earnings vs Savings Rate: VNET is forecast to remain unprofitable over the next 3 years.
Earnings vs Market: VNET is forecast to remain unprofitable over the next 3 years.
High Growth Earnings: VNET is forecast to remain unprofitable over the next 3 years.
Revenue vs Market: VNET's revenue (20.3% per year) is forecast to grow faster than the US market (7.6% per year).
High Growth Revenue: VNET's revenue (20.3% per year) is forecast to grow faster than 20% per year.
Earnings per Share Growth Forecasts
Future Return on Equity
Future ROE: VNET's Return on Equity is forecast to be low in 3 years time (3.4%).
How has 21Vianet Group performed over the past 5 years?
Historical annual earnings growth
Earnings and Revenue History
Quality Earnings: VNET is currently unprofitable.
Growing Profit Margin: VNET is currently unprofitable.
Past Earnings Growth Analysis
Earnings Trend: VNET is unprofitable, but has reduced losses over the past 5 years at a rate of 0.5% per year.
Accelerating Growth: Unable to compare VNET's earnings growth over the past year to its 5-year average as it is currently unprofitable
Earnings vs Industry: VNET is unprofitable, making it difficult to compare its past year earnings growth to the IT industry (12%).
Return on Equity
High ROE: VNET has a negative Return on Equity (-4.86%), as it is currently unprofitable.
Return on Assets
Return on Capital Employed
How is 21Vianet Group's financial position?
Financial Position Analysis
Short Term Liabilities: VNET's short term assets (CN¥5.6B) exceed its short term liabilities (CN¥3.2B).
Long Term Liabilities: VNET's short term assets (CN¥5.6B) exceed its long term liabilities (CN¥5.1B).
Debt to Equity History and Analysis
Debt Level: VNET's debt to equity ratio (63.6%) is considered high.
Reducing Debt: VNET's debt to equity ratio has reduced from 110.4% to 63.6% over the past 5 years.
Inventory Level: VNET has a high level of physical assets or inventory.
Debt Coverage by Assets: VNET's debt is covered by short term assets (assets are 1.7x debt).
Cash Runway Analysis
For companies that have on average been loss making in the past we assess whether they have at least 1 year of cash runway.
Stable Cash Runway: VNET has sufficient cash runway for more than 3 years based on its current free cash flow.
Forecast Cash Runway: VNET has sufficient cash runway for 2.6 years if free cash flow continues to grow at historical rates of 43% each year.
What is 21Vianet Group's current dividend yield, its reliability and sustainability?
Dividend Yield vs Market
Current dividend yield vs market & industry
Notable Dividend: Unable to evaluate VNET's dividend yield against the bottom 25% of dividend payers, as the company has not reported any payouts.
High Dividend: Unable to evaluate VNET's dividend yield against the top 25% of dividend payers, as the company has not reported any payouts.
Stability and Growth of Payments
Stable Dividend: Insufficient data to determine if VNET's dividends per share have been stable in the past.
Growing Dividend: Insufficient data to determine if VNET's dividend payments have been increasing.
Current Payout to Shareholders
Dividend Coverage: Insufficient data to calculate payout ratio to determine if its dividend payments are covered by earnings.
Future Payout to Shareholders
Future Dividend Coverage: No need to calculate the sustainability of VNET's dividend in 3 years as they are not forecast to pay a notable one for the US market.
How experienced are the management team and are they aligned to shareholders interests?
Average management tenure
Shiqi Wang (43yo)
Mr. Shiqi Wang has been President of 21Vianet Group, Inc. since February 5, 2018 and as serves as its CEO since June 30, 2018. Mr. Wang serves as Vice President of TUS Digital Group, a subsidiary of TUS Ho ...
|Co-Founder & Executive Chairman||21.1yrs||no data||7.15% CN¥117.6m|
|CEO & President||1.7yrs||no data||no data|
|Chief Financial Officer||2.1yrs||no data||no data|
|Investor Relations Director||0yrs||no data||no data|
|VP and GM of Marketing & Infrastructure Operation||1.1yrs||no data||no data|
|President of Lanyun Business Unit||0yrs||no data||no data|
|2.1yrs||no data||no data|
|1.7yrs||no data||no data|
Experienced Management: VNET's management team is not considered experienced ( 1.9 years average tenure), which suggests a new team.
|Co-Founder & Executive Chairman||21.1yrs||no data||7.15% CN¥117.6m|
|Independent Director||9.3yrs||no data||0.33% CN¥5.4m|
|Independent Director||7.3yrs||no data||no data|
|Independent Director||4.5yrs||no data||no data|
|Independent Director||3.2yrs||no data||no data|
|Director||2.4yrs||no data||no data|
|Independent Director||4.8yrs||no data||no data|
|Chairman of Strategic Advisory Board & Independent Director||1.8yrs||no data||no data|
Experienced Board: VNET's board of directors are considered experienced (4.6 years average tenure).
Who are the major shareholders and have insiders been buying or selling?
Insider Trading Volume
Insider Buying: Insufficient data to determine if insiders have bought more shares than they have sold in the past 3 months.
Dilution of Shares: Shareholders have not been meaningfully diluted in the past year.
21Vianet Group, Inc.'s company bio, employee growth, exchange listings and data sources
- Name: 21Vianet Group, Inc.
- Ticker: VNET
- Exchange: NasdaqGS
- Founded: 1999
- Industry: Internet Services and Infrastructure
- Sector: Software
- Market Cap: US$1.644b
- Shares outstanding: 112.39m
- Website: https://www.21vianet.com
Number of Employees
- 21Vianet Group, Inc.
- Guanjie Building Southeast
- 1st Floor
|Ticker||Exchange||Primary Security||Security Type||Country||Currency||Listed on|
|VNET||NasdaqGS (Nasdaq Global Select)||Yes||SPONSORED ADS A||US||USD||Apr 2011|
|217A||DB (Deutsche Boerse AG)||Yes||SPONSORED ADS A||DE||EUR||Apr 2011|
21Vianet Group, Inc. provides carrier and cloud-neutral Internet data center services to Internet companies, government entities, blue-chip enterprises, and small-to mid-sized enterprises in the People’s Republic of China. It offers hosting and related services to house servers and networking equipment in its data centers, and connects them through a data transmission network. Its hosting and related services include managed hosting services that offer data center space to house its customers’ servers and networking equipment, and provide tailored server administration services; and interconnectivity services that enable customers to connect their servers with Internet backbones and other networks through its border gateway protocol network or single-line, dual-line, or multiple-line network. Its hosting and related services also comprise cloud services that enable businesses to run their applications over the Internet using its IT infrastructure; virtual private network services; Hybrid IT Services, which provide customers with a complete package of infrastructure service offerings; and other value-added services, such as firewall, server load balancing, data backup and recovery, data center management, server management, and backup server services. In addition, the company provides traffic charts and analysis, gateway monitoring for servers, domain name system setup, defense mechanism against distributed denial of service attacks, basic setting of switches and routers, and virus protections; and managed network service. As of December 31, 2018, it operated 20 self-built and 38 partnered data centers located in approximately 20 cities with 30,654 cabinets. It has a strategic partnership with Microsoft Corporation. 21Vianet Group, Inc. was founded in 1999 and is headquartered in Beijing, the People’s Republic of China.
Company Analysis and Financial Data Status
|Data||Last Updated (UTC time)|
|Company Analysis||2020/02/20 01:16|
|End of Day Share Price||2020/02/19 00:00|
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