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2015年7月29日

Equinix Reports Second Quarter 2015 Results

 

  • Reported revenues of $665.6 million, a 3% increase over the previous quarter and a 10% increase over the same quarter last year
  • Marks 50th quarter of consecutive revenue growth
  • Raising 2015 annual guidance: revenues to range between $2,685.0 and $2,695.0 million, adjusted EBITDA to range between $1,250.0 and $1,260.0 million and AFFO to range between $850.0 and $860.0 million
  • Q2 Financials 2015 (PDF)

REDWOOD CITY, CA - July 29, 2015 - Equinix, Inc. (Nasdaq: EQIX), a global interconnection and data center company, today reported quarterly results for the quarter ended June 30, 2015. The Company uses certain non-GAAP financial measures, which are described further below and reconciled to the most comparable GAAP financial measures after the presentation of our GAAP financial statements.

Revenues were $665.6 million for the second quarter, a 3% increase over the previous quarter and a 10% increase over the same quarter last year. Recurring revenues, consisting primarily of colocation, interconnection and managed services were $626.7 million for the second quarter, a 3% increase over the previous quarter and a 9% increase over the same quarter last year. Non-recurring revenues were $38.9 million in the quarter. MRR churn for the second quarter was 1.8%, as compared to 2.0% from the previous quarter.

"This marks our 50th quarter of consecutive revenues growth, and the continued strength and momentum of our business reflects our strategic position and the value of our global platform," said Steve Smith, president and CEO of Equinix. "We sit at the crossroads of the Internet where our customers use Platform Equinix to innovate and accelerate their businesses. The scope, scale, reach and diversity of our global offering remain without parallel and we are continuing to invest across systems, processes and people to ensure consistent service delivery worldwide."

Cost of revenues were $315.8 million for the second quarter, a 6% increase from the previous quarter and an 8% increase from the same quarter last year. Cost of revenues, excluding depreciation, amortization, accretion and stock-based compensation of $111.1 million for the quarter, which we refer to as cash cost of revenues, were $204.7 million for the quarter, a 7% increase over the previous quarter and the same quarter last year. Gross margins for the quarter were 53%, as compared to 54% for the previous quarter and 52% for the same quarter last year. Cash gross margins, defined as gross profit before depreciation, amortization, accretion and stock-based compensation, divided by revenues, for the quarter were 69%, as compared to 70% for the previous quarter and 68% for the same quarter last year.

Selling, general and administrative expenses were $200.8 million for the second quarter, a 4% increase over the previous quarter and a 7% increase over the same quarter last year. Selling, general and administrative expenses, excluding depreciation, amortization, accretion and stock-based compensation of $51.2 million for the quarter, which we refer to as cash selling, general and administrative expenses, were $149.6 million for the quarter, a 3% increase from the previous quarter and an 8% increase over the same quarter last year.

Interest expense was $74.5 million for the second quarter, an 8% increase from the previous quarter and an 11% increase from the same quarter last year.

The Company recorded income tax expense of $7.5 million for the second quarter compared to $6.2 million for the previous quarter and an income tax benefit of $2.0 million for the same quarter last year.

Net income attributable to the Company was $59.5 million for the second quarter. This represents a basic net income per share attributable to the Company of $1.04 for the second quarter based on a weighted average share count of 56.9 million and a diluted net income per share attributable to the Company of $1.03 for the second quarter based on a weighted average share count of 57.5 million.

Income from operations was $139.1 million for the second quarter, an 8% decrease from the previous quarter, but a 12% increase over the same quarter last year. Adjusted EBITDA, as defined below, for the second quarter was $311.3 million, a 2% increase over the previous quarter and a 13% increase over the same quarter last year.

Adjusted funds from operations ("AFFO"), as defined below, were $221.4 million for the second quarter, largely unchanged from the previous quarter and an 18% increase over the same quarter last year. This represents a basic AFFO per share attributable to the Company of $3.89 for the second quarter and a diluted AFFO per share attributable to the Company of $3.75 for the second quarter.

Capital expenditures, defined as gross capital expenditures less the net change in accrued property, plant and equipment in the second quarter, were $221.3 million, as compared to capital expenditures of $150.1 million for the previous quarter and $159.8 million for the same quarter last year.

The Company generated cash from operating activities of $212.5 million for the second quarter, a 9% decrease over the previous quarter and a 115% increase over the same quarter last year, primarily due to improved operating results and favorable working capital activities. Cash used in investing activities was $298.5 million in the second quarter as compared to cash used in investing activities of $199.8 million in the previous quarter, primarily attributed to higher capital expenditures and placing approximately £322.8 million, or approximately $493.8 million, into a restricted cash account for the payment of a portion of the purchase price in connection with our intention to acquire Telecity Group plc ("TelecityGroup"). On May 29, 2015, the Company announced a cash and share offer for the entire issued and to be issued share capital of TelecityGroup for approximately £2.4 billion, or approximately $3.6 billion, at the time of the announcement. The Company expects to close this transaction in the first half of 2016. Cash used in financing activities was $119.6 million for the second quarter as compared to cash used in financing activities of $98.8 million in the previous quarter.

As of June 30, 2015, the Company's cash, cash equivalents and investments were $435.6 million, as compared to $1,140.8 million as of December 31, 2014.

Business Outlook

For the third quarter of 2015, the Company expects revenues to range between $681.0 and $685.0 million, which includes a negligible foreign currency impact when compared to the average FX rates in Q2 2015 or a normalized and constant currency growth rate of 3% quarter over quarter. Cash gross margins are expected to approximate 68% to 69%. Cash selling, general and administrative expenses are expected to approximate $150.0 to $154.0 million. Adjusted EBITDA is expected to range between $313.0 and $317.0 million, which includes a $1.0 million negative foreign currency impact when compared to the average FX rates in Q2 2015. Capital expenditures are expected to range between $222.0 and $242.0 million, which includes approximately $32.0 million of recurring capital expenditures and $190.0 to $210.0 million of non-recurring capital expenditures.

For the full year of 2015, total revenues are expected to range between $2,685.0 and $2,695.0 million, which includes a negligible foreign currency impact when compared to prior guidance rates, reflecting a normalized and constant currency growth rate of 15%. Total year cash gross margins are expected to approximate 69%. Cash selling, general and administrative expenses are expected to range between $595.0 and $605.0 million. Adjusted EBITDA is expected to range between $1,250.0 and $1,260.0 million, which includes $2.0 million of positive foreign currency impact when compared to prior guidance rates or a normalized and constant currency growth rate of 18%. AFFO is expected to range between $850.0 and $860.0 million or a normalized and constant currency growth rate of 19%. Capital expenditures are expected to range between $800.0 and $850.0 million, including approximately $115.0 million of recurring capital expenditures and $685.0 to $735.0 million of non-recurring capital expenditures.

The U.S. dollar exchange rates used for 2015 guidance, taking into consideration the impact of our foreign currency hedges, have been updated to $1.18 to the Euro, $1.54 to the Pound, S$1.35 to the U.S. dollar and R$3.22 to the U.S. dollar. The 2015 global revenue breakdown by currency for the Euro, Pound, Singapore Dollar and Brazilian Real is 14%, 10%, 7% and 3%, respectively.

The guidance provided above is forward-looking. The adjusted EBITDA guidance is based on the revenue guidance less our expectations of cash cost of revenues and cash operating expenses. The AFFO guidance is based on the adjusted EBITDA guidance less our expectations of net interest expense, an installation revenue adjustment, a straight-line rent expense adjustment, amortization of deferred financing costs, gains (losses) on debt extinguishment, an income tax expense adjustment, recurring capital expenditures and adjustments for unconsolidated joint ventures' and non-controlling interests' share of these items.

Q2 Results Conference Call and Replay Information

The Company will discuss its quarterly results for the period ended June 30, 2015, along with its future outlook, on its quarterly conference call on Wednesday, July 29, 2015, at 5:30 p.m. ET (2:30 p.m. PT). A simultaneous live webcast of the call will be available on the Company's Investor Relations website at www.equinix.com/investors. To hear the conference call live, please dial 1-210-234-8004 (domestic and international) and reference the passcode EQIX.

A replay of the call will be available one hour after the call, through Friday, October 30, 2015, by dialing 1-203-369-3240 and referencing the passcode 2015. In addition, the webcast will be available at www.equinix.com/investors over the same time period. No password is required for the webcast.

Investor Presentation and Supplemental Financial Information

The Company has made available on its website a presentation designed to accompany the discussion of the Company's results and future outlook, along with certain supplemental financial information and other data. Interested parties may access this information through the Company's Investor Relations website at www.equinix.com/investors.

エクイニクスについて

Equinix, Inc. (Nasdaq: EQIX) connects the world’s leading businesses to their customers, employees and partners inside the most interconnected data centers. In 33 markets across five continents, Equinix is where companies come together to realize new opportunities and accelerate their business, IT and cloud strategies.

Non-GAAP Financial Measures

Equinix provides all information required in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles ("GAAP"), but it believes that evaluating its ongoing operating results may be difficult if limited to reviewing only GAAP financial measures. Accordingly, Equinix uses non-GAAP financial measures to evaluate its operations. Legislative and regulatory requirements encourage use of and emphasis on GAAP financial metrics and require companies to explain why non-GAAP financial metrics are relevant to management and investors.

In presenting non-GAAP financial measures, such as adjusted EBITDA, cash cost of revenues, cash gross margins, cash operating expenses (also known as cash selling, general and administrative expenses or cash SG&A), adjusted EBITDA margins, free cash flow and adjusted free cash flow, Equinix excludes certain items that it believes are not good indicators of the Company's current or future operating performance. These items are depreciation, amortization, accretion of asset retirement obligations and accrued restructuring charges, stock-based compensation, restructuring charges, impairment charges and acquisition costs. Equinix excludes these items in order for Equinix's lenders, investors, and industry analysts who review and report on the Company, to better evaluate the Company's operating performance and cash spending levels relative to its industry sector and competitors.

Equinix excludes depreciation expense as these charges primarily relate to the initial construction costs of our IBX centers and do not reflect our current or future cash spending levels to support our business. Our IBX centers are long-lived assets, and have an economic life greater than 10 years. The construction costs of our IBX centers do not recur and future capital expenditures remain minor relative to our initial investment. This is a trend we expect to continue. In addition, depreciation is also based on the estimated useful lives of our IBX centers. These estimates could vary from actual performance of the asset, are based on historic costs incurred to build out our IBX centers, and are not indicative of current or expected future capital expenditures. Therefore, Equinix excludes depreciation from its operating results when evaluating its operations.

In addition, in presenting the non-GAAP financial measures, Equinix also excludes amortization expense related to certain intangible assets, as it represents a cost that may not recur and is not a good indicator of the Company's current or future operating performance. Equinix excludes accretion expense, both as it relates to its asset retirement obligations as well as its accrued restructuring charges, as these expenses represent costs which Equinix believes are not meaningful in evaluating the Company's current operations. Equinix excludes stock-based compensation expense as it represents expense attributed to equity awards that have no current or future cash obligations. As such, we, and many investors and analysts, exclude this stock-based compensation expense when assessing the cash generating performance of our operations. Equinix excludes restructuring charges from its non-GAAP financial measures. The restructuring charges relate to the Company's decision to exit leases for excess space adjacent to several of our IBX centers, which we did not intend to build out, or our decision to reverse such restructuring charges. Equinix also excludes impairment charges related to certain long-lived assets. The impairment charges are related to expense recognized whenever events or changes in circumstances indicate that the carrying amount of long-lived assets are not recoverable. Finally, Equinix excludes acquisition costs from its non-GAAP financial measures. The acquisition costs relate to costs the Company incurs in connection with business combinations. Management believes such items as restructuring charges, impairment charges and acquisition costs are non-core transactions; however, these types of costs will or may occur in future periods.

Equinix also presents funds from operations ("FFO") and adjusted funds from operations ("AFFO"), which are non-GAAP financial measures commonly used in the REIT industry. FFO is calculated in accordance with the definition established by the National Association of Real Estate Investment Trusts ("NAREIT"). FFO represents net income (loss), excluding gains (losses) from the disposition of real estate assets, depreciation and amortization on real estate assets and adjustments for unconsolidated joint ventures' and non-controlling interests' share of these items. AFFO represents FFO, excluding depreciation and amortization expense on non-real estate assets, accretion, stock-based compensation, restructuring charges, impairment charges, acquisition costs, an installation revenue adjustment, a straight-line rent expense adjustment, amortization of deferred financing costs, gains (losses) on debt extinguishment, an income tax expense adjustment, recurring capital expenditures and adjustments from FFO to AFFO for unconsolidated joint ventures' and non-controlling interests' share of these items. Equinix excludes depreciation expense, amortization expense, accretion, stock-based compensation, restructuring charges, impairment charges and acquisition charges for the same reasons that they are excluded from the other non-GAAP financial measures mentioned above.

Equinix includes an adjustment for revenue from installation fees, since installation fees are deferred and recognized ratably over the expected life of the installation, although the fees are generally paid in a lump sum upon installation. Equinix includes an adjustment for straight-line rent expense on its operating leases, since the total minimum lease payments are recognized ratably over the lease term, although the lease payments generally increase over the lease term. The adjustments for both installation revenue and straight-line rent expense are intended to isolate the cash activity included within the straight-lined or amortized results in the consolidated statement of operations. Equinix excludes the amortization of deferred financing costs as these expenses relate to the initial costs incurred in connection with our debt financings that have no current or future cash obligations. Equinix excludes gains (losses) on debt extinguishment since it represents a cost that may not recur and is not a good indicator of the Company's current or future operating performance. Equinix includes an income tax expense adjustment, which represents changes in its income tax reserves and valuation allowances that may not recur or may not relate to the current year's operations. Equinix also excludes recurring capital expenditures, which represent expenditures to extend the useful life of its IBX centers or other assets that are required to support current revenues.

Our management does not itself, nor does it suggest that investors should, consider such non-GAAP financial measures in isolation from, or as a substitute for, financial information prepared in accordance with GAAP. However, we have presented such non-GAAP financial measures to provide investors with an additional tool to evaluate our operating results in a manner that focuses on what management believes to be our core, ongoing business operations. Management believes that the inclusion of these non-GAAP financial measures provides consistency and comparability with past reports and provides a better understanding of the overall performance of the business and its ability to perform in subsequent periods. Equinix believes that if it did not provide such non-GAAP financial information, investors would not have all the necessary data to analyze Equinix effectively.

Investors should note, however, that the non-GAAP financial measures used by Equinix may not be the same non-GAAP financial measures, and may not be calculated in the same manner, as that of other companies. In addition, whenever Equinix uses such non-GAAP financial measures, it provides a reconciliation of non-GAAP financial measures to the most closely applicable GAAP financial measure. Investors are encouraged to review the related GAAP financial measures and the reconciliation of these non-GAAP financial measures to their most directly comparable GAAP financial measure. Equinix intends to calculate the various non-GAAP financial measures in future periods consistent with how they were calculated for the periods presented within this press release.

Schedule 1

Profit Forecast for Equinix, Inc. for the Financial Year ending December 31, 2015 and for three months ending September 30, 2015

In accordance with Rule 28.4(a) of the City Code on Takeovers and Mergers (the “Code”), the principal assumptions upon which the profit forecast is based are included in this Schedule 1 to the announcement. In accordance with Rule 28.4(c) of the Code, there is a clear distinction made between assumptions which the Directors of Equinix (or other members of Equinix's management) can influence and those which they cannot influence.

1. General

Equinix today made the following statements in its Second Quarter 2015 Financial Results Announcement:

  • For the third quarter of 2015, the Company expects adjusted EBITDA to be between $313.0 and $317.0 million, which includes a $1.0 million negative foreign currency impact when compared to the average FX rates in Q2 2015.
  • For the full year of 2015, adjusted EBITDA is expected to range between $1,250.0 to $1,260.0 million, which includes $2.0 million of positive foreign currency impact when compared to prior guidance rates or a normalized and constant currency growth rate of 18%. AFFO is expected to range between $850.0 to $860.0 million or a normalized and constant currency growth rate of 19%.

The above statements for the three months ending September 30, 2015 and for the financial year ending December 31, 2015 constitute profit forecasts for the purposes of the Code (the "Equinix Profit Forecast").

The U.S. dollar exchange rates used for 2015 guidance, taking into consideration the impact of our foreign currency hedges, have been updated to $1.18 to the Euro, $1.54 to the Pound, S$1.35 to the U.S. dollar and R$3.22 to the U.S. dollar. The 2015 global revenue breakdown by currency for the Euro, Pound, Singapore Dollar and Brazilian Real is 14%, 10%, 7% and 3%, respectively.

In the above statements, adjusted EBITDA is defined as income or loss from operations before depreciation, amortization, accretion, stock based compensation, restructuring charges, impairment charges and acquisition costs. AFFO is defined as funds from operations (“FFO”) excluding depreciation and amortization expense on non-real estate assets, accretion, stock-based compensation, restructuring charges, impairment charges, acquisition costs, an installation revenue adjustment, straight-line rent expense, amortization of deferred financing costs, gains (losses) on debt extinguishment, income tax expense adjustment, recurring capital expenditures and adjustments for unconsolidated joint ventures' and non-controlling interests' share of these items. FFO is calculated in accordance with the definition established by the National Association of Real Estate Investment Trusts ("NAREIT"). FFO represents net income (loss), excluding gains (losses) from the disposition of real estate assets, depreciation and amortization on real estate assets and adjustments for unconsolidated joint ventures' and non-controlling interests' share of these items.

2. Basis of preparation

The Equinix Profit Forecast has been prepared on a basis consistent with the accounting policies for Equinix which are in accordance with generally accepted accounting standards in the U.S. and those which Equinix anticipates will be applicable for the full year ending December 31, 2015.

Equinix has prepared the Equinix Profit Forecast based on unaudited interim financial results for the three months ended June 30, 2015 and a forecast to September 30, 2015 and December 31, 2015.

3. Assumptions

Equinix has prepared the Equinix Profit Forecast on the basis of the following assumptions:

Factors outside the influence or control of Equinix and its Directors

  • There will be no material change in legislation or regulatory requirements impacting on Equinix's operations or its accounting policies during the year ending December 31, 2015.
  • There will be no material change in the current trading environment and economic conditions.
  • There will be no material change in the Euro, British Pound, Singapore Dollar and Brazilian Real exchange rates assumed above.
  • Inflation and tax rates in Equinix's principal markets will remain materially unchanged from the prevailing rates.
  • Equinix will maintain its REIT status throughout 2015.
  • There will be no material adverse events that will have a significant impact on Equinix's financial performance.

Factors within the influence or control of Equinix and its Directors

  • The Equinix Profit Forecast excludes any material acquisitions or disposals in the year ended December 31, 2015.
  • The Equinix Profit Forecast excludes any one-time costs or benefits associated with the proposed transaction with Telecity Group plc.
  • There will be no material change in the present management or control of Equinix or its existing operational strategy.

4. Directors' confirmation

The Directors of Equinix have considered the Equinix Profit Forecast and confirm that it is valid as at the date of this document and has been properly compiled on the basis of the assumptions set out above and that the basis of the accounting used is consistent with Equinix's accounting policies.

Forward Looking Statements

This press release contains forward-looking statements that involve risks and uncertainties. Actual results may differ materially from expectations discussed in such forward-looking statements. Factors that might cause such differences include, but are not limited to, the challenges of acquiring, operating and constructing IBX centers and developing, deploying and delivering Equinix services; unanticipated costs or difficulties relating to the integration of companies we have acquired or will acquire into Equinix; a failure to receive significant revenue from customers in recently built out or acquired data centers; failure to complete any financing arrangements contemplated from time to time; competition from existing and new competitors; the ability to generate sufficient cash flow or otherwise obtain funds to repay new or outstanding indebtedness; the loss or decline in business from our key customers; and other risks described from time to time in Equinix's filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission. In particular, see Equinix's recent quarterly and annual reports filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission, copies of which are available upon request from Equinix. Equinix does not assume any obligation to update the forward-looking information contained in this press release.

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