Sina Corporation (SINA) - NASDAQ
  • Wed, May 11, 5:35 PM
    • Top gainers, as of 5.25 p.m.: JACK +9.4%. VALE +4.5%. LCI +4.0%. BHP +3.5%. WB +2.3%.
    • Top losers, as of 5.25p.m.: TERP -8.1%. JD -7.9%. DAL -6.4%. SINA -4.5%. LOXO -4.5%.
    | Wed, May 11, 5:35 PM | 3 Comments
  • Wed, May 11, 5:11 PM
    • While subsidiary Weibo (NASDAQ:WB) is up 3.5% after hours, Sina (NASDAQ:SINA) is trading down 4.7% on its Q1 results, which beat revenue expectations with the help of strong results at Weibo.
    • Net revenues were up nearly 8% to $196.1M; online advertising revenues rose 8.3% to $163M. Weibo (of which Sina owns 56.9%) contributed ad/marketing gains of $20.1M, partially offset by a drop of $7.5M in portal advertising.
    • GAAP net income of $15.3M became a non-GAAP net loss of $2.8M, due to equity loss at E-House.
    • Cash and equivalents were $2.2B. Net cash from operating activities was $18.2M; capex was $8M
    • Conference call to come at 10:10 p.m. ET.
    • Press Release
    | Wed, May 11, 5:11 PM
  • Wed, Mar. 2, 5:03 PM
    • SINA's Q4 beat has been accompanied by guidance for 2016 revenue of $850M-$950M, below a $985.9M consensus. Subsidiary Weibo's (NASDAQ:WB) Q4 beat is accompanied by Q1 sales guidance of $111M-$116M, below a $118.2M consensus. SINA -4.3% after hours to $41.85. WB +3% after hours to $14.99.
    • Along with the numbers, Sina has announced a $500M buyback. It's good for repurchasing 17% of shares at current levels, and lasts through the end of June 2017.
    • Sina's Q4: A $41.6M increase in Weibo ad revenue allowed Sina's online ad revenue to rise 23% Y/Y to $223.2M. Non-ad revenue rose 9% to $33M thanks to higher Weibo and portal revenue.

      Gross margin was flat Y/Y at 65%, and non-GAAP operating expenses rose just 1% to $125M (boosted EPS). Sina ended Q4 with $2.4B in cash and $800M in convertible debt.
    • Weibo's Q4: Ad/marketing revenue rose 47% Y/Y to $129.5M. Value-added service revenue rose 13% to $19.5M in spite of a 31% drop in data licensing revenue; Weibo calls data licensing "a de-emphasized business." Non-GAAP costs expenses rose 22% to $116.3M.

      Weibo monhtly active users rose 6% Q/Q and 34% Y/Y to 236M. Daily active users rose 6% Q/Q and 32% Y/Y to 106M. Mobile DAUs rose 46% Y/Y to 94M, and average daily video views rose 53% Q/Q.
    • Sina: Q4 results, earnings release
    • Weibo: Q4 results, earnings release
    | Wed, Mar. 2, 5:03 PM | 1 Comment
  • Thu, Jan. 7, 2:00 PM
    • Hammered three days ago as U.S. and Chinese markets tumbled, the story is much the same today for U.S.-traded Chinese tech firms. The Nasdaq is down 2.7%, and the Shanghai and Shenzhen exchanges respectively fell 7% and 8.3% overnight amid an ongoing selloff in the yuan, which now trades at 6.59 per dollar.
    • The Guggenheim China Tech ETF (CQQQ -4.7%) is now down 8% in 2016. It's still 30% above an August low of $25.36.
    • Internet giants Baidu (BIDU -7.1%) and Alibaba (BABA -6.5%) are among the names seeing steep losses. Others include Sina (SINA -6%), Weibo (WB -8.5%), Qunar (QUNR -12.4%), JD.com (JD -6.4%), ChinaCache (CCIH -9.6%), Jumei (JMEI -8.7%), Zhaopin (ZPIN -5.7%), Baozun (BZUN -7.4%), NQ Mobile (NQ -5.8%), and Momo (MOMO -6.1%). Over in Hong Kong, messaging/gaming leader Tencent (OTCPK:TCEHY) fell 4%.
    • ETFs: QQQC, KWEB, EMQQ
    | Thu, Jan. 7, 2:00 PM | 16 Comments
  • Nov. 18, 2015, 6:05 PM
    • SINA is up 2.3% after hours after beating Q3 estimates (no guidance has been given). Subsidiary Weibo (NASDAQ:WB) is up 2.7% after beating estimates and guiding for Q4 revenue of $146M-$149M, in-line with a $147.2M consensus.
    • Sina's online ad revenue rose 16% Y/Y in Q3 to $193.5M with Weibo's help. None-ad revenue (non-GAAP) rose 3% to $30.2. Operating expenses fell 10% to $113.9M thanks to lower SG&A spend.
    • Weibo's ad/marketing revenue jumped 62% to $105.9M. Value-added service revenue rose fractionally to $18.9M. Non-GAAP costs/expenses rose 17% to $103.2M.
    • Weibo monthly active users rose 5% Q/Q and 33% Y/Y to 222M. Daily active users rose 8% Q/Q and 30% Y/Y to 100M. Mobile MAUs equaled 85% of total MAUs, even with Q2.
    • Sina: Q3 results, PR. Weibo: Q3 results, PR.
    | Nov. 18, 2015, 6:05 PM | 2 Comments
  • Nov. 18, 2015, 4:34 PM
    • Sina (NASDAQ:SINA): Q3 EPS of $0.39 beats by $0.19.
    • Revenue of $223.7M (+14.1% Y/Y) beats by $0.94M.
    • Shares +1.83%.
    | Nov. 18, 2015, 4:34 PM
  • Nov. 3, 2015, 10:01 AM
    • Sina (SINA +4.3%) and subsidiary Weibo (WB +3%) are higher amid speculation (apparently fueled by an analyst note) Alibaba (NYSE:BABA) will make a bid for Sina.
    • The companies are less than three weeks removed from jumping in response to Alibaba's bid to acquire online video leader Youku. They fell last week thanks to Citi downgrades.
    | Nov. 3, 2015, 10:01 AM | 6 Comments
  • Oct. 29, 2015, 10:33 AM
    • Citi has downgraded both SINA and subsidiary Weibo (NASDAQ:WB) to Neutral.
    • Both companies jumped two weeks ago after Alibaba's bid for Youku fueled hopes Weibo would receive a similar offer. Sina is up 25% YTD; Weibo is up 17%.
    • Update: Details on the downgrades here. Citi's Thomas Chong is worried about uncertainty related to the 2016 expiration of Weibo's current contract with Alibaba, and sees downside risk to his Sina estimates due to macro headwinds and competition from other online media providers.
    | Oct. 29, 2015, 10:33 AM | 2 Comments
  • Oct. 16, 2015, 11:07 AM
    • Sina (SINA +7.7%) and subsidiary Weibo (WB +14.2%) have soared after acquisition-hungry Alibaba made a $3.6B offer to buy the 82% of Chinese online video provider Youku it doesn't yet own.
    • The move has sparked hopes Alibaba will make a similar bid for Weibo, a company in which it also owns a substantial stake.
    | Oct. 16, 2015, 11:07 AM | 1 Comment
  • Sep. 16, 2015, 2:06 PM
    • The beaten-down Shanghai and Shenzhen exchanges respectively rose 4.9% and 6.5% overnight thanks to late-session surges - many suspect fresh government intervention was responsible. U.S. traded Chinese Web/mobile names have risen sharply (CQQQ +4.4%) on a day the Nasdaq is up just 0.3%.
    • Big gainers include search giant Baidu (BIDU +5.4%), rival Qihoo (QIHU +6.5%), auto sites Bitauto (BITA +6.4%) and Autohome (ATHM +5.3%), travel sites Ctrip (CTRP +7.4%) and Qunar (QUNR +6.5%), online real estate plays SouFun (SFUN +6.1%) and Leju (LEJU +4.5%), and online retailers JD.com (JD +4.8%) and Vipshop (VIPS +6.3%). Priceline announced yesterday afternoon it had hiked its Ctrip stake to 11.6%.
    • Other winners include ChinaCache (CCIH +8.1%), Cheetah Mobile (CMCM +6.2%), Sina (SINA +6.7%), Weibo (WB +4.3%), Youku (YOKU +5.7%), and YY (YY +4.1%).
    • ETFs: KWEB, QQQC, EMQQ
    | Sep. 16, 2015, 2:06 PM
  • Sep. 10, 2015, 5:36 PM
    | Sep. 10, 2015, 5:36 PM | 3 Comments
  • Sep. 4, 2015, 2:38 PM
    • A slew of Chinese firms are among the biggest tech decliners as U.S. markets once more go into risk-aversion mode following a weaker-than-expected jobs report. The Guggenheim China Tech ETF (CQQQ -3.3%) is now down 19% YTD.
    • Big decliners include Alibaba (BABA -4.7%), as well as e-commerce peers JD.com (JD -6.6%), Vipshop (VIPS -7.9%), and LightInTheBox (LITB -3.8%). Others include Qihoo (QIHU -4.4%), Autohome (ATHM -5.3%), Sina (SINA -4.7%), YY (YY -4.3%), Ctrip (CTRP -4.3%), Qunar (QUNR -4.4%), Wowo (WOWO -5.8%), and iDreamSky (DSKY -5.6%).
    • Yesterday, Bloomberg reported Alibaba founder/chairman Jack Ma and vice chairman Joseph Tsai plan to take out a $2B+ margin loan pledged against their Alibaba stock holdings, rather than sell shares to raise funds. The money reportedly could go towards Tsai's Blue Pool Capital family office.
    • After initially moving higher, Qihoo is now below where it traded before posting a Q2 EPS beat (and not providing any guidance) on Tuesday afternoon.
    • ETFs: KWEB, QQQC, EMQQ
    | Sep. 4, 2015, 2:38 PM | 37 Comments
  • Aug. 24, 2015, 9:22 AM
    • The Shanghai and Shenzhen exchanges nosedived again overnight as fears of an economic slowdown triggered panic selling, and U.S. futures are off sharply premarket. As one would expect, many U.S.-traded Chinese names are seeing big losses.
    • Baidu (NASDAQ:BIDU) -9.8% premarket. SINA -9.7%. Weibo (NASDAQ:WB) -10.5%. Ctrip (NASDAQ:CTRP) -9.4%. Qunar (NASDAQ:QUNR) -15%. SouFun (NYSE:SFUN) -15.4%. NQ Mobile -10.1%. Qihoo (NYSE:QIHU) -14.7%. YY -9.3%. Bitauto (NYSE:BITA) -8.8%. JD.com (NASDAQ:JD) -9.6%. Vipshop (NYSE:VIPS) -15.9%.
    • Alibaba (previous) is down 9.8% to $61.48, making new post-IPO lows along the way. Tencent (OTCPK:TCEHY) fell a relatively modest 5% overnight in Hong Kong.
    • ETFs: CQQQ, KWEB, QQQC, EMQQ
    | Aug. 24, 2015, 9:22 AM | 12 Comments
  • Aug. 20, 2015, 11:01 AM
    • The Shanghai and Shenzhen exchanges respectively fell 3.4% and 3% overnight as macro fears persist, and the Nasdaq is down 1.5% amid a general flight to safety. The Guggenheim China Tech ETF (CQQQ -3.2%) is once more near a 52-week low of $30.09 (set on July 8).
    • Major Web/mobile decliners include Qunar (QUNR -9.1%), Vipshop (VIPS -4.9%), JD.com (JD -4.6%), Qihoo (QIHU -4.5%), ChinaCache (CCIH -6.6%), SouFun (SFUN -5.9%), Sina (SINA -5.7%), Weibo (WB -4.3%), Baozun (BZUN -9.3%), and Wowo (WOWO -3.2%).
    • Jumei (down 22.3%), Youku (down 8%), and 58.com (down 4.9%) are seeing steep losses in spite of delivering Q2 beats after the close yesterday. Baozun reported yesterday morning, and Sina and Weibo Tuesday afternoon.
    • ETFs: KWEB, QQQC, EMQQ
    | Aug. 20, 2015, 11:01 AM | 2 Comments
  • Aug. 18, 2015, 5:41 PM
    • SINA is nearly unchanged after hours after beating Q2 estimates; as was the case last quarter, no guidance has been given in the earnings report. Sina-controlled Weibo (NASDAQ:WB) is up 1.2% after beating Q2 estimates and guiding for Q3 revenue of $120M-$123M, in-line with a $121.9M consensus.
    • Weibo monthly active users (MAUs) rose 7% Q/Q and 36% Y/Y to 212M. Daily active users (DAUs) rose 4% Q/Q and 34% Y/Y to 93M. Mobile MAUs equaled 85% of total MAUs vs. 86% in Q1.
    • Sina: Online ad revenue (boosted by Weibo) rose 13% Y/Y to $176.3M. Non-ad revenue (non-GAAP) rose 21% to $34.7M. Gross margin was 60% vs. 58% in Q1 and 61% a year ago. Operating expenses (non-GAAP) rose 3% to $120.1M.
    • Weibo: Ad revenue rose 47% Y/Y to $87.9M. Value-added service revenue rose 13% to $20M. Costs/expenses (non-GAAP) rose 16% to $98.1M.
    • Sina: Q2 results, PR. Weibo: Q2 results, PR.
    | Aug. 18, 2015, 5:41 PM
  • Aug. 18, 2015, 4:31 PM
    • Sina (NASDAQ:SINA): Q2 EPS of $0.06 beats by $0.02.
    • Revenue of $211M (+14.4% Y/Y) beats by $11.22M.
    • Shares +3%.
    | Aug. 18, 2015, 4:31 PM
Company Description
SINA Corp. engages in the provision of online and mobile media services. It operates through the following segments: Advertising, Mobile Value-Added Services (MVAS), and Other Non-Advertising Information. Its services include MVAS, online video, music streaming, online games, photo sharing,... More
Sector: Technology
Industry: Internet Software & Services
Country: China