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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 : 9/10

vs
industry
vs
history
Cash to Debt 4.43
RAX's Cash to Debt is ranked higher than
57% of the 1684 Companies
in the Global Information Technology Services industry.

( Industry Median: 24.11 vs. RAX: 4.43 )
RAX' s 10-Year Cash to Debt Range
Min: 0.19   Max: No Debt
Current: 4.43

Equity to Asset 0.70
RAX's Equity to Asset is ranked higher than
76% of the 1630 Companies
in the Global Information Technology Services industry.

( Industry Median: 0.60 vs. RAX: 0.70 )
RAX' s 10-Year Equity to Asset Range
Min: 0.29   Max: 0.71
Current: 0.7

0.29
0.71
Interest Coverage 42.70
RAX's Interest Coverage is ranked higher than
54% of the 1030 Companies
in the Global Information Technology Services industry.

( Industry Median: 704.34 vs. RAX: 42.70 )
RAX' s 10-Year Interest Coverage Range
Min: 2   Max: 9999.99
Current: 42.7

2
9999.99
F-Score: 5
Z-Score: 7.50
M-Score: -3.45
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 : 8/10

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industry
vs
history
Operating margin (%) 8.67
RAX's Operating margin (%) is ranked higher than
77% of the 1596 Companies
in the Global Information Technology Services industry.

( Industry Median: 5.62 vs. RAX: 8.67 )
RAX' s 10-Year Operating margin (%) Range
Min: 1.91   Max: 13.95
Current: 8.67

1.91
13.95
Net-margin (%) 5.65
RAX's Net-margin (%) is ranked higher than
74% of the 1595 Companies
in the Global Information Technology Services industry.

( Industry Median: 3.80 vs. RAX: 5.65 )
RAX' s 10-Year Net-margin (%) Range
Min: 0.37   Max: 8.85
Current: 5.65

0.37
8.85
ROE (%) 8.22
RAX's ROE (%) is ranked higher than
72% of the 1559 Companies
in the Global Information Technology Services industry.

( Industry Median: 6.80 vs. RAX: 8.22 )
RAX' s 10-Year ROE (%) Range
Min: 1   Max: 28.12
Current: 8.22

1
28.12
ROA (%) 5.81
RAX's ROA (%) is ranked higher than
77% of the 1614 Companies
in the Global Information Technology Services industry.

( Industry Median: 3.56 vs. RAX: 5.81 )
RAX' s 10-Year ROA (%) Range
Min: 0.5   Max: 14.9
Current: 5.81

0.5
14.9
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) 14.95
RAX's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
62% of the 1594 Companies
in the Global Information Technology Services industry.

( Industry Median: 34.51 vs. RAX: 14.95 )
RAX' s 10-Year ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: 11.09   Max: 30.5
Current: 14.95

11.09
30.5
Revenue Growth (%) 22.40
RAX's Revenue Growth (%) is ranked higher than
92% of the 1378 Companies
in the Global Information Technology Services industry.

( Industry Median: 6.20 vs. RAX: 22.40 )
RAX' s 10-Year Revenue Growth (%) Range
Min: 17.2   Max: 83.5
Current: 22.4

17.2
83.5
EBITDA Growth (%) 21.00
RAX's EBITDA Growth (%) is ranked higher than
84% of the 1105 Companies
in the Global Information Technology Services industry.

( Industry Median: 7.80 vs. RAX: 21.00 )
RAX' s 10-Year EBITDA Growth (%) Range
Min: 0   Max: 334.4
Current: 21

0
334.4
EPS Growth (%) 20.30
RAX's EPS Growth (%) is ranked higher than
82% of the 1064 Companies
in the Global Information Technology Services industry.

( Industry Median: 7.50 vs. RAX: 20.30 )
RAX' s 10-Year EPS Growth (%) Range
Min: 8.1   Max: 157.1
Current: 20.3

8.1
157.1
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Guru Trades

Q2 2013

RAX Guru Trades in Q2 2013

George Soros 250,000 sh (New)
Ray Dalio 8,510 sh (New)
Louis Moore Bacon Sold Out
Steven Cohen 53,670 sh (-68.89%)
Jim Simons 66,400 sh (-91.93%)
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Q3 2013

RAX Guru Trades in Q3 2013

Murray Stahl 6,299 sh (New)
Mario Gabelli 5,000 sh (New)
Jim Simons Sold Out
George Soros Sold Out
Ray Dalio Sold Out
Steven Cohen 15,933 sh (-70.31%)
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Q4 2013

RAX Guru Trades in Q4 2013

RS Investment Management 58,400 sh (New)
Paul Tudor Jones 8,400 sh (New)
Steven Cohen 721,696 sh (+4429.57%)
Murray Stahl 14,223 sh (+125.8%)
Mario Gabelli 10,000 sh (+100%)
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Q1 2014

RAX Guru Trades in Q1 2014

Ray Dalio 86,810 sh (New)
Steven Cohen 3,314,872 sh (+359.32%)
Murray Stahl 23,854 sh (+67.71%)
Mario Gabelli 15,200 sh (+52%)
Paul Tudor Jones 10,800 sh (+28.57%)
RS Investment Management Sold Out
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Insider Trades

Latest Guru Trades with RAX

GuruDate Trades Impact to Portfolio Price Range * (?) Current Price Change from Average Current Shares
Ray Dalio 2014-03-31 New Buy0.02%$31.26 - $40.36 $ 30.81-14%86810
Mario Gabelli 2014-03-31 Add 52%$31.26 - $40.36 $ 30.81-14%15200
Mario Gabelli 2013-12-31 Add 100%$33.19 - $53.5 $ 30.81-29%10000
George Soros 2013-09-30 Sold Out 0.1%$38.08 - $53.85 $ 30.81-33%0
Mario Gabelli 2013-09-30 New Buy$38.08 - $53.85 $ 30.81-33%5000
Ray Dalio 2013-09-30 Sold Out $38.08 - $53.85 $ 30.81-33%0
George Soros 2013-06-30 New Buy0.1%$34.46 - $52.24 $ 30.81-27%250000
Ray Dalio 2013-06-30 New Buy$34.46 - $52.24 $ 30.81-27%8510
Ron Baron 2013-03-31 Sold Out 0.2%$49.74 - $79.24 $ 30.81-53%0
Ron Baron 2012-06-30 Add 473.89%0.11%$40.92 - $59.94 $ 30.81-40%453372
Jean-Marie Eveillard 2012-06-30 Sold Out $40.92 - $59.94 $ 30.81-40%0
Ron Baron 2011-12-31 New Buy0.03%$31.49 - $45.16 $ 30.81-25%88000
Jean-Marie Eveillard 2011-06-30 New Buy$38.24 - $46.19 $ 30.81-27%735
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Guru Investment Theses on Rackspace Hosting Inc

Baron Funds Comments on Rackspace Hosting Inc. - Jun 10, 2013

Rackspace Hosting, Inc. (RAX) is a leading hosting and cloud computing service provider. During the quarter, Rackspace completed the transition of its infrastructure to "Open Stack," an open-source cloud orchestration project initiated by Rackspace and NASA. This transition impacted core business growth, causing Rackspace to miss revenue expectations. We have high regard for the Rackspace management team, but decided to exit our position as we continue to assess Rackspace's competitive positioning in the rapidly evolving cloud computing service provider space. (Gilad Shany)

From Baron Funds’ first quarter 2013 commentary.
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Baron Funds Comments on Rackspace Hosting - Aug 23, 2012

From Baron Funds' second quarter commentary:

Rackspace Hosting, Inc. (RAX) is a leading hosting and cloud computing service provider. Cloud computing describes a paradigm shift in the way IT infrastructure is built and consumed. Users can purchase only the computing, storage or networking capacity they need from a third party, paying for it monthly as a service, rather than buying and managing the equipment themselves – like we all pay the local utility only for the electricity we use rather than owning our own generators. Rackspace's business has been growing around 30%, and we expect it to grow 20-30% for many years to come. The stock pulled back because of increased investment spending and investor uncertainty around the company's rollout of its new cloud platform, OpenStack, which is set to go live on August 1st. We saw this as an opportunity to significantly increase our position.
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Ratios

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industry
vs
history
P/E(ttm) 51.90
RAX's P/E(ttm) is ranked higher than
67% of the 1826 Companies
in the Global Information Technology Services industry.

( Industry Median: 50.90 vs. RAX: 51.90 )
RAX' s 10-Year P/E(ttm) Range
Min: 24.41   Max: 124.84
Current: 51.9

24.41
124.84
P/B 4.00
RAX's P/B is ranked higher than
59% of the 1826 Companies
in the Global Information Technology Services industry.

( Industry Median: 2.99 vs. RAX: 4.00 )
RAX' s 10-Year P/B Range
Min: 1.97   Max: 12.9
Current: 4

1.97
12.9
P/S 2.80
RAX's P/S is ranked higher than
61% of the 1826 Companies
in the Global Information Technology Services industry.

( Industry Median: 2.41 vs. RAX: 2.80 )
RAX' s 10-Year P/S Range
Min: 0.98   Max: 8.52
Current: 2.8

0.98
8.52
PFCF 114.30
RAX's PFCF is ranked higher than
69% of the 1826 Companies
in the Global Information Technology Services industry.

( Industry Median: 154.41 vs. RAX: 114.30 )
RAX' s 10-Year PFCF Range
Min: 24.32   Max: 162.58
Current: 114.3

24.32
162.58
EV-to-EBIT 31.96
RAX's EV-to-EBIT is ranked higher than
70% of the 1826 Companies
in the Global Information Technology Services industry.

( Industry Median: 35.24 vs. RAX: 31.96 )
RAX' s 10-Year EV-to-EBIT Range
Min: 14.5   Max: 71.7
Current: 31.96

14.5
71.7
PEG 2.20
RAX's PEG is ranked higher than
84% of the 1826 Companies
in the Global Information Technology Services industry.

( Industry Median: 9999.00 vs. RAX: 2.20 )
RAX' s 10-Year PEG Range
Min: 1.4   Max: 3.95
Current: 2.2

1.4
3.95
Shiller P/E 63.30
RAX's Shiller P/E is ranked higher than
84% of the 1825 Companies
in the Global Information Technology Services industry.

( Industry Median: 9999.00 vs. RAX: 63.30 )
RAX' s 10-Year Shiller P/E Range
Min: 53.63   Max: 207.71
Current: 63.3

53.63
207.71
Current Ratio 1.73
RAX's Current Ratio is ranked higher than
61% of the 1659 Companies
in the Global Information Technology Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.92 vs. RAX: 1.73 )
RAX' s 10-Year Current Ratio Range
Min: 0.52   Max: 2.21
Current: 1.73

0.52
2.21
Quick Ratio 1.73
RAX's Quick Ratio is ranked higher than
64% of the 1659 Companies
in the Global Information Technology Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.80 vs. RAX: 1.73 )
RAX' s 10-Year Quick Ratio Range
Min: 0.52   Max: 2.21
Current: 1.73

0.52
2.21

Valuation & Return

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industry
vs
history
Price/Tangible Book 4.40
RAX's Price/Tangible Book is ranked higher than
71% of the 1826 Companies
in the Global Information Technology Services industry.

( Industry Median: 7.54 vs. RAX: 4.40 )
RAX' s 10-Year Price/Tangible Book Range
Min: 2.54   Max: 13.63
Current: 4.4

2.54
13.63
Price/DCF (Projected) 2.30
RAX's Price/DCF (Projected) is ranked higher than
81% of the 1826 Companies
in the Global Information Technology Services industry.

( Industry Median: 9999.00 vs. RAX: 2.30 )
RAX' s 10-Year Price/DCF (Projected) Range
Min: 2.48   Max: 7.79
Current: 2.3

2.48
7.79
Price/Median PS Value 0.60
RAX's Price/Median PS Value is ranked higher than
93% of the 1826 Companies
in the Global Information Technology Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.20 vs. RAX: 0.60 )
RAX' s 10-Year Price/Median PS Value Range
Min: 0.26   Max: 1.82
Current: 0.6

0.26
1.82
Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value 2.10
RAX's Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value is ranked higher than
90% of the 1826 Companies
in the Global Information Technology Services industry.

( Industry Median: 9999.00 vs. RAX: 2.10 )
RAX' s 10-Year Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value Range
Min: 2.02   Max: 3.96
Current: 2.1

2.02
3.96
Price/Graham Number 3.20
RAX's Price/Graham Number is ranked higher than
75% of the 1826 Companies
in the Global Information Technology Services industry.

( Industry Median: 9.26 vs. RAX: 3.20 )
RAX' s 10-Year Price/Graham Number Range
Min: 1.81   Max: 8.15
Current: 3.2

1.81
8.15
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) 3.10
RAX's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) is ranked higher than
54% of the 1390 Companies
in the Global Information Technology Services industry.

( Industry Median: 5.70 vs. RAX: 3.10 )
RAX' s 10-Year Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) Range
Min: 1.4   Max: 6.9
Current: 3.1

1.4
6.9
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) 25.27
RAX's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) is ranked higher than
90% of the 1202 Companies
in the Global Information Technology Services industry.

( Industry Median: 5.86 vs. RAX: 25.27 )
RAX' s 10-Year Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) Range
Min: 0.3   Max: 52.3
Current: 25.27

0.3
52.3

Business Description

Industry: Application Software » Information Technology Services
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Traded in other countries:R42.Germany
Rackspace Hosting, Inc. was incorporated in Delaware on March 7, 2000 under the name Rackspace.com, Inc. It is the open cloud company, delivering open technologies that power more than 200,000 business customers in 120 countries. The Company and other cloud computing companies free its business customers from much of the expense and hassle of owning and managing their own computer hardware and software. It offers a portfolio of cloud computing services, including Public, Dedicated and Private Cloud, and Hybrid Hosting. Public Cloud refers to pooled computing resources delivered on-demand over the Internet. Dedicated Cloud, also known as "managed hosting," refers to IT services that the company provide on a server or servers reserved for a specific customer. Private Cloud refers to a pool of computing resources that is virtualized for greater efficiency and nimbleness but that is dedicated to one particular customer rather than being used by multiple customers. Hybrid Hosting are pioneers in this emerging category, which allows a customer to easily and seamlessly utilize the benefits of both Dedicated Cloud and Public Cloud. Its service suite is sold via direct sales teams, through third-party channel partners and via online ordering. The Company's marketing activities include web-based paid and natural search, participation in technology trade shows, conferences and customer events, advertisements in traditional and electronic (web and email-based) media, and targeted regional public relations activities. The Company is subject to U.S. federal income tax and various state, local, and international income taxes in numerous jurisdictions.
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