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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 : 7/10

vs
industry
vs
history
Cash to Debt 0.24
EQIX's Cash to Debt is ranked lower than
59% of the 493 Companies
in the Global Internet Content & Information industry.

( Industry Median: 12.30 vs. EQIX: 0.24 )
EQIX' s 10-Year Cash to Debt Range
Min: 0.14   Max: 1.13
Current: 0.24

0.14
1.13
Equity to Asset 0.29
EQIX's Equity to Asset is ranked lower than
52% of the 469 Companies
in the Global Internet Content & Information industry.

( Industry Median: 0.64 vs. EQIX: 0.29 )
EQIX' s 10-Year Equity to Asset Range
Min: 0.29   Max: 0.69
Current: 0.29

0.29
0.69
Interest Coverage 1.88
EQIX's Interest Coverage is ranked lower than
59% of the 331 Companies
in the Global Internet Content & Information industry.

( Industry Median: 10000.00 vs. EQIX: 1.88 )
EQIX' s 10-Year Interest Coverage Range
Min: 0.13   Max: 2.44
Current: 1.88

0.13
2.44
F-Score: 4
Z-Score: 1.91
M-Score: -2.79
WACC vs ROIC
4.12%
20.13%
WACC
ROIC
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 : 7/10

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industry
vs
history
Operating margin (%) 20.84
EQIX's Operating margin (%) is ranked higher than
89% of the 488 Companies
in the Global Internet Content & Information industry.

( Industry Median: 3.88 vs. EQIX: 20.84 )
EQIX' s 10-Year Operating margin (%) Range
Min: -53464.86   Max: 21.41
Current: 20.84

-53464.86
21.41
Net-margin (%) -10.62
EQIX's Net-margin (%) is ranked higher than
53% of the 488 Companies
in the Global Internet Content & Information industry.

( Industry Median: 3.84 vs. EQIX: -10.62 )
EQIX' s 10-Year Net-margin (%) Range
Min: -56191.89   Max: 15.32
Current: -10.62

-56191.89
15.32
ROE (%) -10.36
EQIX's ROE (%) is ranked higher than
56% of the 471 Companies
in the Global Internet Content & Information industry.

( Industry Median: 6.36 vs. EQIX: -10.36 )
EQIX' s 10-Year ROE (%) Range
Min: -65.12   Max: 12.47
Current: -10.36

-65.12
12.47
ROA (%) -3.40
EQIX's ROA (%) is ranked higher than
60% of the 497 Companies
in the Global Internet Content & Information industry.

( Industry Median: 3.43 vs. EQIX: -3.40 )
EQIX' s 10-Year ROA (%) Range
Min: -29.94   Max: 4.68
Current: -3.4

-29.94
4.68
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) 10.49
EQIX's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
66% of the 492 Companies
in the Global Internet Content & Information industry.

( Industry Median: 26.49 vs. EQIX: 10.49 )
EQIX' s 10-Year ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: -67.92   Max: 11
Current: 10.49

-67.92
11
Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) 12.50
EQIX's Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
82% of the 341 Companies
in the Global Internet Content & Information industry.

( Industry Median: 10.10 vs. EQIX: 12.50 )
EQIX' s 10-Year Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: -29   Max: 764.2
Current: 12.5

-29
764.2
EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) 5.20
EQIX's EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
80% of the 269 Companies
in the Global Internet Content & Information industry.

( Industry Median: 8.70 vs. EQIX: 5.20 )
EQIX' s 10-Year EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: -59.9   Max: 94.4
Current: 5.2

-59.9
94.4
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Financials


Revenue & Net Income
Cash & Debt
Oprt. Cash Flow & Free Cash Flow

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Guru Trades

Q1 2014

EQIX Guru Trades in Q1 2014

Steve Mandel 2,254,694 sh (New)
Eric Mindich 1,100,000 sh (+51.45%)
Ron Baron 762,843 sh (+9.9%)
Jana Partners 3,207,332 sh (+6.55%)
Columbia Wanger 185,000 sh (unchged)
Jim Simons Sold Out
Steven Cohen Sold Out
Caxton Associates Sold Out
John Paulson 2,087,000 sh (-0.06%)
Chuck Akre 212,300 sh (-4.5%)
Louis Moore Bacon 32,900 sh (-53.18%)
Ray Dalio 3,937 sh (-85.44%)
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Q2 2014

EQIX Guru Trades in Q2 2014

Glenn Greenberg 509,260 sh (New)
Jana Partners 3,590,893 sh (+11.96%)
Ron Baron 816,731 sh (+7.06%)
Steve Mandel 2,299,216 sh (+1.97%)
John Paulson 2,087,000 sh (unchged)
Columbia Wanger 185,000 sh (unchged)
Ray Dalio Sold Out
Eric Mindich Sold Out
Chuck Akre Sold Out
Louis Moore Bacon 5,351 sh (-83.74%)
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Q3 2014

EQIX Guru Trades in Q3 2014

Dodge & Cox 1,230 sh (New)
Glenn Greenberg 726,837 sh (+42.72%)
Steve Mandel 2,649,060 sh (+15.22%)
Ron Baron 911,842 sh (+11.65%)
John Paulson 2,172,400 sh (+4.09%)
Louis Moore Bacon 5,367 sh (+0.3%)
Columbia Wanger Sold Out
Jana Partners 3,072,307 sh (-14.44%)
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Q4 2014

EQIX Guru Trades in Q4 2014

Jim Simons 6,458 sh (New)
Andreas Halvorsen 988,389 sh (New)
Louis Moore Bacon 8,902 sh (+65.87%)
Steve Mandel 3,890,489 sh (+46.86%)
Glenn Greenberg 852,434 sh (+17.28%)
Dodge & Cox 1,258 sh (+2.28%)
Jana Partners Sold Out
Ron Baron 905,462 sh (-0.7%)
John Paulson 1,801,800 sh (-17.06%)
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Insider Trades

Latest Guru Trades with EQIX

(List those with share number changes of more than 20%, or impact to portfolio more than 0.1%)

GuruDate Trades Impact to Portfolio Price Range * (?) Current Price Change from Average Current Shares
Steve Mandel 2014-12-31 Add 46.86%1.18%$191.96 - $234.1 $ 234.38%3890489
Andreas Halvorsen 2014-12-31 New Buy1%$191.96 - $234.1 $ 234.38%988389
Glenn Greenberg 2014-12-31 Add 17.28%0.99%$191.96 - $234.1 $ 234.38%852434
John Paulson 2014-12-31 Reduce -17.06%0.32%$191.96 - $234.1 $ 234.38%1801800
Glenn Greenberg 2014-09-30 Add 42.72%1.71%$206.26 - $223.58 $ 234.39%726837
Steve Mandel 2014-09-30 Add 15.22%0.29%$206.26 - $223.58 $ 234.39%2649060
Dodge & Cox 2014-09-30 New Buy$206.26 - $223.58 $ 234.39%1230
Glenn Greenberg 2014-06-30 New Buy4.3%$170.48 - $210.11 $ 234.322%509260
Chuck Akre 2014-06-30 Sold Out 1.3%$170.48 - $210.11 $ 234.322%0
Ray Dalio 2014-06-30 Sold Out 0.01%$170.48 - $210.11 $ 234.322%0
Steve Mandel 2014-03-31 New Buy1.8%$173.07 - $194.02 $ 234.327%2254694
Ray Dalio 2014-03-31 Reduce -85.44%0.03%$173.07 - $194.02 $ 234.327%3937
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Guru Investment Theses on Equinix Inc

Baron Funds Comments on Equinix Inc. - Feb 21, 2014

Following a 100 percent return in 2012, Equinix, Inc. (EQIX)'s shares were down in the fourth quarter and 2013. An uptick in supply and an increase in competition that pressured rents negatively impacted many data center companies in 2013. At its current price, we think concerns are largely discounted in the company's shares. We continue to believe Equinix will deliver strong growth in the next few years and will benefit from higher valuations derived from its planned conversion to a REIT, targeted for early 2015. We remain optimistic about the long-term prospects for the company



From Baron Funds fourth quarter 2013 shareholder letter.



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Baron Funds Comments on Equinix - Feb 20, 2014

Shares of data center operator Equinix, Inc. (EQIX) fell on concerns surrounding price deflation in the broader data center sector. In addition, the rise in interest rates muted some investor enthusiasm surrounding the company's potential conversion into a REIT structure. We believe that Equinix will continue to recognize premium pricing relative to other data center operators. This is because Equinix offers its customers the ability to inter- connect with other customers inside the Equinix facilities, allowing them all to achieve faster overall network speeds. We believe the stock is undervalued, given its growth profile, cash flow potential, and the likelihood of its eventual conversion to a REIT structure.



From Baron Funds' fourth quarter letter 2013 to shareholders.



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Baron Funds Comments on Equinix Inc. - Aug 07, 2013

Equinix, Inc. (EQIX) the provider of network neutral data centers, fell 14.6% in the quarter. Concerns arose about its conversion to a REIT and its valuation as a REIT in a higher interest rate environment. We continue to favor the company's differentiated business model and barriers to competition, and think the company can continue to grow significantly.

From Ron Baron’s second quarter 2013 commentary.


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Baron Funds Comments on Equinix Inc. - Aug 02, 2013

Equinix, Inc. (EQIX) is a leading Internet exchange service provider, serving communications, content and enterprise customers in state-of-the-art data centers. Equinix also offers interconnection services to customers seeking to connect directly with other Equinix customers. We believe that this "tethering" of customers in a network neutral environment creates important competitive barriers that distinguish Equinix from other data center business models. Last year, management indicated its intention to convert the company to a REIT. Shares were pressured this quarter, as the market grew concerned about the company's ability to make this REIT conversion. In addition, REIT shares themselves were under pressure on concerns that rising interest rates would depress their relative valuations in the stock market. We believe that Equinix remains an attractive investment, whether or not a REIT conversion eventually occurs.

From the Baron Funds’ second quarter 2013 commentary.


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Ratios

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industry
vs
history
Forward P/E 31.06
EQIX's Forward P/E is ranked higher than
88% of the 533 Companies
in the Global Internet Content & Information industry.

( Industry Median: 0.00 vs. EQIX: 31.06 )
N/A
P/B 5.40
EQIX's P/B is ranked higher than
62% of the 533 Companies
in the Global Internet Content & Information industry.

( Industry Median: 3.65 vs. EQIX: 5.40 )
EQIX' s 10-Year P/B Range
Min: 1.57   Max: 7.28
Current: 5.4

1.57
7.28
P/S 4.90
EQIX's P/S is ranked higher than
60% of the 533 Companies
in the Global Internet Content & Information industry.

( Industry Median: 3.51 vs. EQIX: 4.90 )
EQIX' s 10-Year P/S Range
Min: 2.01   Max: 9.93
Current: 4.9

2.01
9.93
PFCF 469.00
EQIX's PFCF is ranked higher than
53% of the 533 Companies
in the Global Internet Content & Information industry.

( Industry Median: 138.35 vs. EQIX: 469.00 )
EQIX' s 10-Year PFCF Range
Min: 28.67   Max: 540.88
Current: 469

28.67
540.88
POCF 17.60
EQIX's POCF is ranked higher than
81% of the 533 Companies
in the Global Internet Content & Information industry.

( Industry Median: 35.72 vs. EQIX: 17.60 )
EQIX' s 10-Year POCF Range
Min: 6.25   Max: 61.19
Current: 17.6

6.25
61.19
EV-to-EBIT 32.07
EQIX's EV-to-EBIT is ranked higher than
76% of the 533 Companies
in the Global Internet Content & Information industry.

( Industry Median: 64.86 vs. EQIX: 32.07 )
EQIX' s 10-Year EV-to-EBIT Range
Min: -57.8   Max: 1426.1
Current: 32.07

-57.8
1426.1
Shiller P/E 290.00
EQIX's Shiller P/E is ranked higher than
86% of the 533 Companies
in the Global Internet Content & Information industry.

( Industry Median: 0.00 vs. EQIX: 290.00 )
EQIX' s 10-Year Shiller P/E Range
Min: 36.23   Max: 1870.2
Current: 290

36.23
1870.2
Current Ratio 2.32
EQIX's Current Ratio is ranked higher than
55% of the 482 Companies
in the Global Internet Content & Information industry.

( Industry Median: 2.32 vs. EQIX: 2.32 )
EQIX' s 10-Year Current Ratio Range
Min: 1.17   Max: 12.08
Current: 2.32

1.17
12.08
Quick Ratio 2.32
EQIX's Quick Ratio is ranked higher than
56% of the 481 Companies
in the Global Internet Content & Information industry.

( Industry Median: 2.22 vs. EQIX: 2.32 )
EQIX' s 10-Year Quick Ratio Range
Min: 1.17   Max: 12.08
Current: 2.32

1.17
12.08
Days Sales Outstanding 39.22
EQIX's Days Sales Outstanding is ranked higher than
81% of the 533 Companies
in the Global Internet Content & Information industry.

( Industry Median: 59.03 vs. EQIX: 39.22 )
EQIX' s 10-Year Days Sales Outstanding Range
Min: 26.58   Max: 1755.95
Current: 39.22

26.58
1755.95

Valuation & Return

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industry
vs
history
Price/Tangible Book 10.65
EQIX's Price/Tangible Book is ranked higher than
62% of the 533 Companies
in the Global Internet Content & Information industry.

( Industry Median: 7.08 vs. EQIX: 10.65 )
EQIX' s 10-Year Price/Tangible Book Range
Min: 0.07   Max: 12.05
Current: 10.65

0.07
12.05
Price/DCF (Projected) 16.89
EQIX's Price/DCF (Projected) is ranked higher than
79% of the 533 Companies
in the Global Internet Content & Information industry.

( Industry Median: 0.00 vs. EQIX: 16.89 )
EQIX' s 10-Year Price/DCF (Projected) Range
Min: 17.11   Max: 24.31
Current: 16.89

17.11
24.31
Price/Median PS Value 1.09
EQIX's Price/Median PS Value is ranked higher than
71% of the 533 Companies
in the Global Internet Content & Information industry.

( Industry Median: 1.07 vs. EQIX: 1.09 )
EQIX' s 10-Year Price/Median PS Value Range
Min: 0.05   Max: 3.33
Current: 1.09

0.05
3.33
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) 3.10
EQIX's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) is ranked higher than
74% of the 481 Companies
in the Global Internet Content & Information industry.

( Industry Median: 2.50 vs. EQIX: 3.10 )
EQIX' s 10-Year Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) Range
Min: 0.1   Max: 4.5
Current: 3.1

0.1
4.5
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) 12.67
EQIX's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) is ranked higher than
71% of the 192 Companies
in the Global Internet Content & Information industry.

( Industry Median: 21.41 vs. EQIX: 12.67 )
EQIX' s 10-Year Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) Range
Min: -96.3   Max: 50.3
Current: 12.67

-96.3
50.3

Business Description

Industry: Online Media » Internet Content & Information
Compare:CHU, VOD, T, VZ, AMOV » details
Traded in other countries:EQN2.Germany,
Equinix Inc was incorporated in Delaware on June 1998. The Company is engaged in design, build-out and operation of IBX data centers. It connects more than 4,500 companies directly to their customers and partners inside the worlds networked data centers. Its product Platform Equinix combines a footprint of International Business Exchange "IBX" data centers, a variety of interconnection opportunities and ecosystems. The Company currently operates in three reportable segments, comprised of its Americas, EMEA and Asia-Pacific geographic regions. Colocation offerings include operations space, storage space, cabinets and power for customers colocation needs. Interconnection offerings include cross connects, as well as switch ports on the Equinix Internet Exchange and Equinix Carrier Ethernet Exchange services. Managed IT infrastructure services allow customers to leverage its significant telecommunications expertise, maximize the benefits of its IBX data centers and optimize their infrastructure and resources. In addition, some of the Company's customers, such as Microsoft, build and operate their own data centers for their infrastructure deployments, called server farms. However, these customers rely upon Equinix IBX data centers for their critical interconnection relationships. The Company's customers include carriers, mobility and other bandwidth providers, cloud and IT services providers, content providers, financial companies and enterprises. It provides each customer access to a choice of business partners and solutions based on their colocation, interconnection and managed IT service needs. The Company uses a direct sales force and channel marketing program to market its offerings to enterprises, content providers, financial companies and mobility and network service providers. To support its sales efforts and to actively promote its brand in the Americas, Asia-Pacific and EMEA, the Company conduct comprehensive marketing programs. The Company competes with these firms, which vary in terms of their data center offerings, including; Colocation Providers, Carrier-Neutral Colocation Providers, Wholesale Data Center Providers, and Managed Hosters. The adoption, or modification of laws or regulations relating to the Internet and its business, or interpretations of existing laws, could have a material adverse effect on its business, financial condition and results of operations.
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Fortinet Joins Equinix Cloud Exchange to Offer Large Organizations Fast and Flexible Access to the M Nov 19 2014 
Equinix Innovates for the Future of Cloud-Based Solutions With Juniper Networks Oct 30 2014 
Hitachi Data Systems to Provide 'Hitachi Cloud -- Compute as a Service' Inside Equinix Data Centers Oct 27 2014 
Cisco and Equinix Partner to Accelerate Connections Between Private and Public Clouds Oct 15 2014 
Benefit from Data Centers with These REITs May 29 2014 
Morning Coffee: Real Time Picks Apr 30 2014 
More Demand for Equinix’s IBX Data Centers Apr 25 2014 
Equinix - Greener but Too In Debt Apr 10 2014 
Baron Funds Comments on Equinix Inc. Feb 21 2014 
Baron Funds Comments on Equinix Feb 20 2014 

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