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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

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industry
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history
Cash to Debt 0.24
EQIX's Cash to Debt is ranked lower than
59% of the 533 Companies
in the Global Internet Content & Information industry.

( Industry Median: 13.43 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
55% of the 512 Companies
in the Global Internet Content & Information industry.

( Industry Median: 0.61 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
61% of the 363 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: 2.00
M-Score: -2.79
WACC vs ROIC
2.47%
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 : 6/10

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industry
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history
Operating margin (%) 20.84
EQIX's Operating margin (%) is ranked higher than
87% of the 530 Companies
in the Global Internet Content & Information industry.

( Industry Median: 4.32 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
52% of the 530 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
53% of the 499 Companies
in the Global Internet Content & Information industry.

( Industry Median: 6.50 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
58% of the 538 Companies
in the Global Internet Content & Information industry.

( Industry Median: 3.81 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
65% of the 534 Companies
in the Global Internet Content & Information industry.

( Industry Median: 22.11 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
80% of the 357 Companies
in the Global Internet Content & Information industry.

( Industry Median: 8.20 vs. EQIX: 12.50 )
EQIX' s 10-Year Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: -29   Max: 351.8
Current: 12.5

-29
351.8
EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) 5.20
EQIX's EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
74% of the 275 Companies
in the Global Internet Content & Information industry.

( Industry Median: 7.00 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


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Cash & Debt
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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 (+9.90%)
Jana Partners 3,207,332 sh (+6.55%)
Columbia Wanger 185,000 sh (unchged)
Caxton Associates Sold Out
Jim Simons Sold Out
Steven Cohen Sold Out
John Paulson 2,087,000 sh (-0.06%)
Chuck Akre 212,300 sh (-4.50%)
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)
Steve Mandel 2,776,350 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%)
Columbia Wanger 185,000 sh (unchged)
John Paulson 2,087,000 sh (unchged)
Eric Mindich Sold Out
Chuck Akre Sold Out
Ray Dalio 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 (+0.30%)
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%)
Steve Mandel 3,890,489 sh (unchged)
Jana Partners Sold Out
Ron Baron 905,462 sh (-0.70%)
John Paulson 1,801,800 sh (-17.06%)
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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
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history
Forward P/E 38.02
EQIX's Forward P/E is ranked higher than
82% of the 610 Companies
in the Global Internet Content & Information industry.

( Industry Median: 0.00 vs. EQIX: 38.02 )
N/A
P/B 5.60
EQIX's P/B is ranked higher than
55% of the 610 Companies
in the Global Internet Content & Information industry.

( Industry Median: 4.87 vs. EQIX: 5.60 )
EQIX' s 10-Year P/B Range
Min: 1.57   Max: 7.28
Current: 5.6

1.57
7.28
P/S 5.30
EQIX's P/S is ranked higher than
52% of the 610 Companies
in the Global Internet Content & Information industry.

( Industry Median: 3.89 vs. EQIX: 5.30 )
EQIX' s 10-Year P/S Range
Min: 2.01   Max: 9.93
Current: 5.3

2.01
9.93
PFCF 501.90
EQIX's PFCF is ranked higher than
63% of the 610 Companies
in the Global Internet Content & Information industry.

( Industry Median: 0.00 vs. EQIX: 501.90 )
EQIX' s 10-Year PFCF Range
Min: 28.67   Max: 540.88
Current: 501.9

28.67
540.88
POCF 18.86
EQIX's POCF is ranked higher than
83% of the 610 Companies
in the Global Internet Content & Information industry.

( Industry Median: 61.56 vs. EQIX: 18.86 )
EQIX' s 10-Year POCF Range
Min: 6.07   Max: 33.56
Current: 18.86

6.07
33.56
EV-to-EBIT 33.51
EQIX's EV-to-EBIT is ranked higher than
77% of the 610 Companies
in the Global Internet Content & Information industry.

( Industry Median: 237.13 vs. EQIX: 33.51 )
EQIX' s 10-Year EV-to-EBIT Range
Min: -57.8   Max: 1426.1
Current: 33.51

-57.8
1426.1
Shiller P/E 306.40
EQIX's Shiller P/E is ranked higher than
81% of the 610 Companies
in the Global Internet Content & Information industry.

( Industry Median: 0.00 vs. EQIX: 306.40 )
EQIX' s 10-Year Shiller P/E Range
Min: 37.38   Max: 3117
Current: 306.4

37.38
3117
Current Ratio 2.32
EQIX's Current Ratio is ranked higher than
71% of the 520 Companies
in the Global Internet Content & Information industry.

( Industry Median: 2.18 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
71% of the 519 Companies
in the Global Internet Content & Information industry.

( Industry Median: 2.14 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
82% of the 610 Companies
in the Global Internet Content & Information industry.

( Industry Median: 63.03 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

Dividend & Buy Back

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industry
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history
Dividend Yield 0.70
EQIX's Dividend Yield is ranked lower than
66% of the 189 Companies
in the Global Internet Content & Information industry.

( Industry Median: 1.39 vs. EQIX: 0.70 )
EQIX' s 10-Year Dividend Yield Range
Min: 0   Max: 0
Current: 0.7

Yield on cost (5-Year) 0.70
EQIX's Yield on cost (5-Year) is ranked lower than
68% of the 191 Companies
in the Global Internet Content & Information industry.

( Industry Median: 1.43 vs. EQIX: 0.70 )
EQIX' s 10-Year Yield on cost (5-Year) Range
Min: 0   Max: 0
Current: 0.7

Share Buyback Rate -3.00
EQIX's Share Buyback Rate is ranked higher than
66% of the 322 Companies
in the Global Internet Content & Information industry.

( Industry Median: -1.70 vs. EQIX: -3.00 )
EQIX' s 10-Year Share Buyback Rate Range
Min: -3   Max: -183.7
Current: -3

Valuation & Return

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industry
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history
Price/Tangible Book 11.70
EQIX's Price/Tangible Book is ranked higher than
59% of the 610 Companies
in the Global Internet Content & Information industry.

( Industry Median: 9.69 vs. EQIX: 11.70 )
EQIX' s 10-Year Price/Tangible Book Range
Min: 0.07   Max: 12.05
Current: 11.7

0.07
12.05
Price/DCF (Projected) 18.60
EQIX's Price/DCF (Projected) is ranked higher than
79% of the 610 Companies
in the Global Internet Content & Information industry.

( Industry Median: 0.00 vs. EQIX: 18.60 )
EQIX' s 10-Year Price/DCF (Projected) Range
Min: 17.11   Max: 24.31
Current: 18.6

17.11
24.31
Price/Median PS Value 1.20
EQIX's Price/Median PS Value is ranked higher than
69% of the 610 Companies
in the Global Internet Content & Information industry.

( Industry Median: 1.20 vs. EQIX: 1.20 )
EQIX' s 10-Year Price/Median PS Value Range
Min: 0.05   Max: 3.14
Current: 1.2

0.05
3.14
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) 3.00
EQIX's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) is ranked higher than
70% of the 512 Companies
in the Global Internet Content & Information industry.

( Industry Median: 2.10 vs. EQIX: 3.00 )
EQIX' s 10-Year Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) Range
Min: 0.1   Max: 4.5
Current: 3

0.1
4.5
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) 12.73
EQIX's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) is ranked higher than
72% of the 189 Companies
in the Global Internet Content & Information industry.

( Industry Median: 19.84 vs. EQIX: 12.73 )
EQIX' s 10-Year Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) Range
Min: -96.3   Max: 51.1
Current: 12.73

-96.3
51.1

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 provides data center offerings services. The Company offer its services to enterprises, financial services companies and content and network service providers. It connects more than companies directly to their customers and partners inside the world's networked data centers. The Company's network- and cloud-neutral business model also contributes to its success in the market. It offer customers direct interconnection to an aggregation of bandwidth providers, rather than focusing on selling a particular network. The providers in the company's sites include the Internet service providers (ISPs), broadband access networks (DSL / cable) and international carriers. Its customers include carriers, mobile and other bandwidth providers, cloud and IT services providers, content providers, financial companies and global enterprises. The Company provides a choice of data center offerings comprised of colocation, interconnection solutions and managed IT infrastructure services. It operates in Americas, EMEA and Asia-Pacific geographic regions. The Company's operations are subject to various federal, state, local and international environmental and health and safety laws and regulations, including those relating to the generation, storage, handling and disposal of hazardous substances and wastes.
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Fortinet Joins Equinix Cloud Exchange to Offer Large Organizations Fast and Flexible Access to the M Nov 19 2014 
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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 
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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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