INVESTING IN VIANET

Vianet Group was established 22 years ago and has been an AIM listed business since 2006. With over 300 customers including a number of global blue chip companies and more than 250,000 devices connected to our platform, our experience and knowledge combine to form a powerful technology and insight capability that few can match.

INVESTOR PRESENTATION

MEET THE DIRECTORS

Recurring revenues of c90%

Long term blue chip client contacts

Track record of cash conversion from profit

Strong dividend yield

Robust dividend performance

High barriers to entry

Scalable technology to enable future growth

WHY INVEST IN VIANET?

Vianet Group PLC are a UK AIM listed company with the head office based in Stockton on Tees. Having operated in the IOT enterprise level market since 1994, the company has a successful track record of converting data from customer assets to Insight.

With over 250,000 connected systems today, the company is one the largest solution providers in Europe, with a growing base established in the U.S. Vianet’s growth strategy leverages this core capability in existing markets whilst identifying opportunities in new verticals.

RESULTS PRESENTATION

Half year results

To 30 September 2017

  • Revenue of £6.71 million (H1 2017: £7.06 million) with recurring revenues at 90% (H1 2017: 86%) of turnover
  • Adjusted operating profit* up 3.97% to £1.70 million (H1 2017: £1.64 million)
  • Pre-exceptional items, profit before tax was £1.29 million up from £1.26 million last year
  • Profit before tax £0.90 million (H1 2017: £1.13 million) after expensing £0.19 million of corporate acquisition costs
  • Basic earnings per share (pre-exceptional items) up 7.02% at 3.66p (H1 2017: 3.42p), including a deferred tax adjustment charge of 1.05p
  • Operational cash generation of £1.25 million (H1 2017: £1.50 million)
  • Net cash of £2.72 million (H1 2017: net cash £1.98 million)
  • Interim dividend of 1.70p (H1 2017: 1.70p)

LATEST VIANET SHARE PRICE

SHARE INFORMATION AS OF 18 December 2017

Shares in issue: 27,971,164

The shares are traded on the London Stock Exchange AIM Market, are not traded on any other stock market, and there are no restrictions on the transfer and dealing of the shares.

So far as the company is aware, the percentage of shares not in Public hands, (not in public hands defined as relating to Directors and related parties, Senior Management and Vianet Employee Trust) is 22.27%. Vianet have ongoing coverage from their house broker Cenkos Securities plc.

So far as the company is aware, the identity and percentage holding of significant shareholders as of today’s date is;

James Dickson 17.48%
Livingbridge 10.10%
AXA Investment Managers UK 9.17%
Hargreave Hale 6.17%

Hargreaves Lansdown Asset Mgt 5.16%
Lazard Asset Management Ltd 4.18%
Downing LLP 3.64%
City Asset Management 2.78%
TD Direct Investing 2.76%
Artemis Fund Managers Ltd 2.63%
Miton Asset Management Ltd 2.50%
City Asset Management 2.46%
Barclays Wealth and Investment Management (UK) 2.40%
Unicorn Asset Management 2.24%

Financial Calendar

AGM & AGM RESULTS

June 2017

FULL YEAR FINANCIAL RESULTS TO 31 MARCH 2017

June 2017

TRADING UPDATE

April 2017

INTERIM RESULTS FOR THE 6 MONTHS TO SEPTEMBER 2016

December 2016

TRADING UPDATE

October 2016

FULL YEAR FINAL RESULTS TO 31 MARCH 2016

June 2016

Reports & Results

HALF YEAR RESULTS TO 30 SEPTEMBER 2017

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Advisors

Company

Vianet Group plc
One Surtees Way
Surtees Business Park
Stockton-on-Tees
TS18 3HR

Nominated Adviser and Broker

Cenkos Securities
6,7,8 Tokenhouse Yard
London
EC2R 7AS

Financial Communications

Yellow Jersey PR Ltd
1st floor
30 Stamford Street

London
SE1 9LQ

Auditors

Grant Thornton UK LLP
No. 1 Whitehall
Riverside
Leeds
LS1 4BN

Solicitors

Gordons LLP
Riverside West
Whitehall Road
Leeds
LS1 4AW

Bankers

Lloyds Corporate Markets
1st Floor
Black Horse House
91 Sandyford Road
Newcastle
NE1 8HQ

Registrars

Capita Asset Services
The Registry
34 Beckenham Road
Beckenham
Kent
BR3 4TU

COMMITTEES

Audit Committee

This consists of;
Chris Williams (Chair)
James Dickson
Mike McGoun

In attendance: Stewart Darling, Mark H. Foster

It meets at least twice in any year, and is attended as a minimum by the Chief Executive and Finance Director, as well as the Group’s External Auditors.

The Audit Committee has terms of reference (which are available for inspection) to report on matters such as the Group’s annual accounts, interim reports, major accounting issues and developments, the appointment of external auditors and their fee, the objectivity of the auditors, the Group’s statement on internal control systems and the scope and findings of external audit.

Remuneration Committee

This consists of;
Mike McGoun (Chair)
Chris Williams
James Dickson

The Remuneration Committee has terms of reference (which are available for inspection) and meets at least twice per year, reviewing and advising upon the remuneration and benefit packages of the Executive Directors and other senior management. The remuneration of the Chairman and Non-Executive Directors is decided upon by the full Board.

The Remuneration policy is to attract, retain and motivate high quality executives capable of achieving the Group’s objectives and thereby enhancing shareholder value.

The remuneration of the Executive Directors consists of a basic salary and benefits, performance related bonuses and share options.

Nominations Committee

This consists of;
James Dickson (Chair)
Chris Williams
Mike McGoun

The Committee met once during the year to consider membership of the Board and succession. The Committee has terms of reference which are available for inspection. The information contained within the Vianet Group plc website is disclosed in accordance with Rule 26 of the AIM Rules (February 2007).

Corporate Governance

The Company is subject to the City Code on Mergers and Takeovers within UK legislation.
The Group is committed to high standards of corporate governance in all its activities.
Whilst the company is not required and does not seek to comply with the 2010 UK Corporate Governance Code, the Board recognises the value of the Code and has regard to its principles as far as practicable and appropriate for a public company of its size and nature.

© Vianet Group PLC. Incorporated in England, being its main place of operation.

Registered in the UK, Company No 5345684