GDS Holdings Limited [GDS] Revenue clocked in at $959.00 million, down -40.21% YTD: What’s Next?

GDS Holdings Limited [NASDAQ: GDS] price plunged by -13.42 percent to reach at -$8.68. The company report on July 15, 2021 that GDS Expands Platform to South East Asia with Plans to Develop Hyperscale Data Center Campus in Johor, Malaysia.

GDS Holdings Limited (“GDS Holdings”, “GDS”, or the “Company”) (NASDAQ: GDS; HKEX: 9698), a leading developer and operator of high-performance data centers in China, announced the first step in the expansion of its platform to South East Asia with plans to develop a hyperscale data center campus in Johor, Malaysia.

The Company has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire greenfield land in the Nusajaya Tech Park, Johor, immediately adjacent to Singapore. According to the initial design, the Company intends to develop the site into a data center campus comprising a total net floor area of approximately 22,500 sqm, with 54 MW of total IT power capacity. The first phase of the development, with an IT power capacity of 18 MW, is expected to be completed in early 2024.

A sum of 6412917 shares traded at recent session while its average daily volume was at 1.67M shares. GDS Holdings Limited shares reached a high of $62.03 and dropped to a low of $55.72 until finishing in the latest session at $55.99.

The one-year GDS stock forecast points to a potential upside of 47.02. The average equity rating for GDS stock is currently 1.80, trading closer to a bullish pattern in the stock market.

Guru’s Opinion on GDS Holdings Limited [GDS]:

Based on careful and fact-backed analyses by Wall Street experts, the current consensus on the target price for GDS shares is $105.69 per share. Analysis on target price and performance of stocks is usually carefully studied by market experts, and the current Wall Street consensus on GDS stock is a recommendation set at 1.80. This rating represents a strong Buy recommendation, on the scale from 1 to 5, where 5 would mean strong sell, 4 represents Sell, 3 is Hold, and 2 indicates Buy.

Morgan Stanley have made an estimate for GDS Holdings Limited shares, keeping their opinion on the stock as Equal-Weight, with their previous recommendation back on July 23, 2021. The new note on the price target was released on May 24, 2021, representing the official price target for GDS Holdings Limited stock.

The Average True Range (ATR) for GDS Holdings Limited is set at 4.03, with the Price to Sales ratio for GDS stock in the period of the last 12 months amounting to 12.55. The Price to Book ratio for the last quarter was 2.58, with the Price to Cash per share for the same quarter was set at 10.73.

GDS Stock Performance Analysis:

GDS Holdings Limited [GDS] fell into the red zone at the end of the last week, falling into a negative trend and dropping by -22.81. With this latest performance, GDS shares dropped by -27.66% in over the last four-week period, additionally sinking by -49.82% over the last 6 months – not to mention a drop of -28.36% in the past year of trading.

Overbought and oversold stocks can be easily traced with the Relative Strength Index (RSI), where an RSI result of over 70 would be overbought, and any rate below 30 would indicate oversold conditions. An RSI rate of 50 would represent a neutral market momentum. The current RSI for GDS stock in for the last two-week period is set at 23.71, with the RSI for the last a single of trading hit 16.76, and the three-weeks RSI is set at 28.97 for GDS Holdings Limited [GDS]. The present Moving Average for the last 50 days of trading for this stock 74.79, while it was recorded at 68.31 for the last single week of trading, and 87.22 for the last 200 days.

Insight into GDS Holdings Limited Fundamentals:

Operating Margin for any stock indicates how profitable investing would be, and GDS Holdings Limited [GDS] shares currently have an operating margin of +11.73 and a Gross Margin at +24.85. GDS Holdings Limited’s Net Margin is presently recorded at -11.94.

Return on Total Capital for GDS is now 1.63, given the latest momentum, and Return on Invested Capital for the company is -1.75. Return on Equity for this stock declined to -3.48, with Return on Assets sitting at -1.49. When it comes to the capital structure of this company, GDS Holdings Limited [GDS] has a Total Debt to Total Equity ratio set at 93.09. Additionally, GDS Total Debt to Total Capital is recorded at 48.21, with Total Debt to Total Assets ending up at 43.16. Long-Term Debt to Equity for the company is recorded at 86.58, with the Long-Term Debt to Total Capital now at 43.18.

Reflecting on the efficiency of the workforce at the company, GDS Holdings Limited [GDS] managed to generate an average of -$520,465 per employee. Receivables Turnover for the company is 4.20 with a Total Asset Turnover recorded at a value of 0.13.GDS Holdings Limited’s liquidity data is similarly interesting compelling, with a Quick Ratio of 2.30 and a Current Ratio set at 2.30.


The progress of the company may be observed through the prism of EPS growth rate, while Wall Street analysts are focusing on predicting the 5-year EPS growth rate for GDS. When it comes to the mentioned value, analysts are expecting to see the 5-year EPS growth rate for GDS Holdings Limited go to 0.57%.

GDS Holdings Limited [GDS] Insider Position Details

There are presently around $5,913 million, or 61.20% of GDS stock, in the hands of institutional investors. The top three institutional holders of GDS stocks are: SINGAPORE TECHNOLOGIES TELEMEDIA PTE LTD with ownership of 15,835,680, which is approximately 0% of the company’s market cap and around 3.33% of the total institutional ownership; 12 WEST CAPITAL MANAGEMENT LP, holding 9,764,172 shares of the stock with an approximate value of $546.7 million in GDS stocks shares; and BLACKROCK INC., currently with $281.15 million in GDS stock with ownership of nearly -6.18% of the company’s market capitalization.

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Positions in GDS Holdings Limited stocks held by institutional investors increased at the end of August and at the time of the August reporting period, where 154 institutional holders increased their position in GDS Holdings Limited [NASDAQ:GDS] by around 12,709,550 shares. Additionally, 130 investors decreased positions by around 13,321,165 shares, while 26 investors held positions by with 79,579,992 shares. The mentioned changes placed institutional holdings at 105,610,707 shares, according to the latest SEC report filing. GDS stock had 37 new institutional investments in for a total of 4,183,887 shares, while 45 institutional investors sold positions of 6,431,516 shares during the same period.

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