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May 4, 2016

Equinix Reports First Quarter 2016 Results

Equinix Delivers 53rd Consecutive Quarter of Growth; Quarterly Revenues Increase 16% Year-over-Year on an Organic and Constant Currency Basis

REDWOOD CITY, Calif., May 4, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Equinix, Inc. (Nasdaq: EQIX), a global interconnection and data center company, today reported quarterly results for the quarter ended March 31, 2016.  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.

First Quarter 2016 Results Summary

  • Revenues from continuing operations
    • $844.2 million, a 16% increase over the previous quarter
    • Includes $34.2 million of revenues from Bit-isle
    • Includes $84.4 million of revenues from Telecity
  • Operating Income
    • $112.7 million, a 17% decrease from the previous quarter
  • Adjusted EBITDA
    • $380.7 million, a 45% adjusted EBITDA margin
    • Includes $11.6 million of adjusted EBITDA from Bit-isle
    • Includes $40.7 million of adjusted EBITDA from Telecity
    • Includes $13.3 million of integration costs
  • Net Loss from Continuing Operations
    • $37.3 million
  • AFFO
    • $209.8 million, an 18% increase over the previous quarter
    • Includes $63.5 million of foreign currency losses related to the Telecity transaction and $13.3 million of integration costs

2016 Annual Guidance Summary

  • Revenues from continuing operations
    • >$3,595.0 million, a 32% increase over the previous year; an organic and constant currency growth rate of greater than 13.4%
    • Assumes $565.0 million in revenues from Telecity and Bit-isle
  • Adjusted EBITDA
    • > $1,650.0 million or a 45.9% adjusted EBITDA margin
    • Assumes 100 basis point YoY improvement in adjusted EBITDA for the Equinix organic business
    • Assumes $255.0 million of adjusted EBITDA from Telecity and Bit-isle
    • Assumes $55.0 million of integration costs for acquisitions
  • AFFO
    • > $1,015.0 million, a 22% increase over the previous year
    • Assumes a $63.5 million foreign currency loss related to the Telecity acquisition
    • Assumes $55.0 million of integration costs for acquisitions

This quarter includes the quarterly results of Bit-isle and Telecity, which were acquired by the Company in November 2015 and January 2016, respectively. In addition, in order to obtain the approval of the European Commission for the acquisition of Telecity, the Company and Telecity agreed to divest certain data centers, including Equinix's London 2 International Business Exchange™ (IBX®) in London, UK ("LD2") and certain Telecity data centers. The financial results include results from Equinix's London 2 in continuing operations; however, the data centers in Telecity that are to be divested are reported as discontinued operations.

Revenues from continuing operations were $844.2 million for the first quarter, a 16% increase over the previous quarter and a 31% increase over the same quarter last year. This result includes $118.6 million of revenues from the acquisitions of Bit-isle and Telecity. Recurring revenues, consisting primarily of colocation, interconnection and managed services, were $797.1 million for the first quarter, a 16% increase over the previous quarter and a 31% increase over the same quarter last year.  Non-recurring revenues were $47.1 million in the quarter.  MRR churn for the first quarter was 2.2% as compared to 2.3% in the previous quarter.

"2016 is off to a strong start with both revenue and adjusted EBITDA above the top end of our guidance ranges for the first quarter," said Steve Smith, president and CEO of Equinix.  "We continue to see strength in all three regions as the scale of our global platform addresses the growing demand for businesses as they move to distributed infrastructure environments and re-architect their IT delivery to better interconnect people, locations, clouds and data.  With the integration of Telecity and Bit-isle, our reach now spans 21 countries, 40 metros and 145 IBX centers, enabling customers to reach all of the world's top business markets.  This global scale provides a critical source of differentiation for the company and a strong platform for continued growth."

Cost of revenues was $427.7 million for the first quarter, a 22% increase from the previous quarter and a 43% increase from the same quarter last year. Cost of revenues, excluding depreciation, amortization, accretion and stock-based compensation of $156.6 million for the quarter, which we refer to as cash cost of revenues, was $271.1 million for the quarter, a 19% increase over the previous quarter and a 41% increase over the same quarter last year.  Gross margins for the quarter were 49%, as compared to 52% for the previous quarter and 54% for the same quarter last year. Cash gross margins, defined as gross profit before depreciation, amortization, accretion and stock-based compensation, divided by revenues, were 68% for the quarter, 69% for the previous quarter and 70% for the same quarter last year. 

Selling, general and administrative expenses were $272.5 million for the first quarter, a 21% increase over the previous quarter and a 42% increase over the same quarter last year. Selling, general and administrative expenses, excluding depreciation, amortization, accretion and stock-based compensation of $80.1 million for the quarter, which we refer to as cash selling, general and administrative expenses, were $192.4 million for the quarter, a 14% increase from the previous quarter and a 32% increase over the same quarter last year. 

Interest expense was $100.9 million for the first quarter, a 27% increase from the previous quarter and a 47% increase from the same quarter last year, primarily attributed to the debt financings in November 2015 and other financings such as various capital lease and other financing obligations related to the Telecity and Bit-isle acquisitions.

The Company recorded an income tax benefit from continuing operations of $10.6 million for the first quarter as compared to an income tax benefit of $2.1 million for the previous quarter and income tax expense from continuing operations of $6.2 million for the same quarter last year.  

Net income from discontinued operations was $6.2 million for the first quarter.

Net loss from continuing operations was $37.3 million for the first quarter. This represents a basic and diluted net loss per share from continuing operations of $0.55 for the first quarter based on a weighted average basic and diluted share count of 68.1 million shares. Basic and diluted net income per share from discontinued operations was $0.09 per share.

Income from continuing operations was $112.7 million for the first quarter, a 17% decrease from the previous quarter and a 26% decrease over the same quarter last year.  Adjusted EBITDA, as defined below, for the first quarter was $380.7 million, a 14% increase over the previous quarter and a 24% increase over the same quarter last year. Adjusted EBITDA includes $52.3 million from the acquisitions of Bit-isle and Telecity.

Adjusted funds from operations ("AFFO"), as defined below, were $209.8 million for the first quarter, an 18% increase from the previous quarter and a 5% decrease over the same quarter last year. This represents a basic AFFO per share attributable to the Company of $3.08 for the first quarter and a diluted AFFO per share attributable to the Company of $2.98 for the first quarter. AFFO for the first quarter includes a foreign currency exchange loss of $63.5 million primarily attributed to the Telecity acquisition, and $13.3 million of integration costs.

Capital expenditures, defined as gross capital expenditures less the net change in accrued property, plant and equipment in the first quarter, were $197.7 million, as compared to capital expenditures of $280.6 million for the previous quarter and $150.1 million for the same quarter last year.

The Company generated cash from operating activities of $104.3 million for the first quarter as compared to cash generated from operating activities of $235.1 million in the previous quarter. Cash used in investing activities was $1.3 billion in the first quarter, primarily attributable to the Telecity acquisition, as compared to cash used in investing activities of $529.0 million in the previous quarter. Cash used in financing activities was $376.4 million for the first quarter as compared to cash from financing activities of $2.2 billion in the previous quarter.

As of March 31, 2016, the Company's cash, cash equivalents and investments were $650.1 million, as compared to $2,246.3 million as of December 31, 2015. 

Business Outlook

Equinix guidance includes forecasted results for Telecity from January 15, 2016 and Bit-isle for the full year of 2016.  As previously announced, Equinix expects to divest eight assets, seven from Telecity along with Equinix's London 2 IBX center (LD2), as part of regulatory clearance for the transaction received on November 13, 2015. The Company expects to complete these divestitures by mid-2016.  The Company's guidance does not include the seven Telecity assets, which will be treated as discontinued operations, but does assume 6 months, or $6.2 million in revenues, from LD2, which is under a different accounting treatment that requires results to be reported as continuing operations until completion of the sale. 

For the second quarter of 2016, the Company expects revenues to range between $893.0 and $899.0 million, or a normalized and constant currency growth rate of 2.5% quarter over quarter.  This guidance includes a positive foreign currency impact of $12.6 million when compared to the average FX rates in Q1 2016. Cash gross margins are expected to approximate 67-68%.  Cash selling, general and administrative expenses are expected to range between $195.0 and $201.0 million.  Adjusted EBITDA is expected to range between $403.0 and $409.0 million, which includes a $6.8 million positive foreign currency impact when compared to the average FX rates in Q1 2016 and $15.2 million in integration costs from the two acquisitions. Capital expenditures are expected to range between $322.0 and $342.0 million, which includes approximately $42.0 million of recurring capital expenditures and $280.0 to $300.0 million of non-recurring capital expenditures.

For the full year of 2016, total revenues are expected to be greater than $3,595.0 million, an organic and constant currency growth rate of greater than 13.4% year over year.  This guidance includes a positive foreign currency impact of $42.4 million on revenues when compared to prior Equinix guidance rates, and includes an expected $565.0 million in revenues from the Telecity and Bit-isle acquisitions.  Total year cash gross margins are expected to approximate 67-68%.  Cash selling, general and administrative expenses are expected to range between $775.0 and $795.0 million.  Adjusted EBITDA is expected to be greater than $1,650.0 million, or a year over year organic and constant currency growth rate of 16.2%.  This guidance includes $16.4 million of positive foreign currency impact on adjusted EBITDA when compared to prior Equinix guidance rates, an expected $255.0 million in adjusted EBITDA from the Telecity and Bit-isle acquisitions, as well as $55.0 million in integration costs for these two acquisitions.  AFFO is expected to be greater than $1,015.0 million, including integration costs and $63.5 million foreign currency loss attributed to the Telecity acquisition.  Capital expenditures are expected to range between $900.0 and $1,000.0 million, including approximately $145.0 million of recurring capital expenditures and $755.0 to $855.0 million of non-recurring capital expenditures.  

The U.S. dollar exchange rates used for 2016 guidance, taking into consideration the impact of our foreign currency hedges, have been updated to $1.13 to the Euro, $1.49 to the Pound, S$1.36 to the U.S. dollar,  ¥110.0 to the U.S. dollar and R$3.67 to the U.S. dollar. The 2016 global revenue breakdown by currency for the Euro, Pound, Japanese Yen, Singapore Dollar and Brazilian Real is 17%, 11%, 7%, 6% and 2%, respectively.

The guidance provided above is forward-looking and includes the impact of the Company's acquisition of Telecity, which closed on January 15, 2016.  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.

Q1 Results Conference Call and Replay Information

The Company will discuss its quarterly results for the period ended March 31, 2016, along with its future outlook, in its quarterly conference call on Wednesday, May 4, 2016, 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, July 22, 2016, by dialing 1-203-369-1542 and referencing the passcode 2016.  In addition, the webcast will be available at www.equinix.com/investors.  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.

Additional Resources

About Equinix

Equinix, Inc. (Nasdaq: EQIX) connects the world's leading businesses to their customers, employees and partners inside the most interconnected data centers. In 40 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

The Company 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, the Company uses non-GAAP financial measures to evaluate its operations.

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, the Company 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, acquisition costs, and gains on asset sales.  The Company excludes these items in order for its lenders, investors, and the 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.

The Company excludes depreciation expense as these charges primarily relate to the initial construction costs of an IBX center, and do not reflect its current or future cash spending levels to support its business.  Its IBX centers are long-lived assets, and have an economic life greater than 10 years. The construction costs of an IBX center do not recur with respect to such data center, although the Company may incur initial construction costs in future periods with respect to additional IBX centers, and future capital expenditures remain minor relative to the initial investment.  This is a trend it expects to continue.  In addition, depreciation is also based on the estimated useful lives of the 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, the Company excludes depreciation from its operating results when evaluating its operations.

In addition, in presenting the non-GAAP financial measures, the Company also excludes amortization expense related to certain intangible assets, as it is not meaningful in evaluating the Company's current or future operating performance. The Company 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 the Company also believes are not meaningful in evaluating the Company's current operations. The Company excludes stock-based compensation expense as it represents expense attributed to equity awards that have no current or future cash obligations.  As such, the Company, and many investors and analysts, exclude this stock-based compensation expense when assessing the cash generating performance of our operations. The Company 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 its IBX centers, which it did not intend to build out, or its decision to reverse such restructuring charges.  The Company 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. The Company also excludes gains on asset sales as it represents profit that may not recur and is not meaningful in evaluating the current or future operating performance. Finally, the Company 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 items such as restructuring charges, impairment charges, acquisition costs, and gains on asset sales are non-core transactions; however, these types of costs may occur in future periods.

The Company presents adjusted EBITDA, which is a non-GAAP financial measure. Adjusted EBITDA represents income or loss from operations plus depreciation, amortization, accretion, stock-based compensation expense, restructuring charges, impairment charges, acquisition costs and gains on asset sales.

The Company 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, net income from discontinued operations, net of tax 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. 

The Company 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. The Company 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. The Company excludes the amortization of deferred financing costs as these expenses relate to the initial costs incurred in connection with its debt financings that have no current or future cash obligations. The Company 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. The Company 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. The Company 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. The Company also excludes net income from discontinued operations, net of tax, which represents profit that may not recur and is not a good indicator of our current or future operating performance.

Non-GAAP financial measures are not a substitute for financial information prepared in accordance with GAAP.  Non-GAAP financial measures should not be considered in isolation, but should be considered together with the most directly comparable GAAP financial measures and the reconciliation of the non-GAAP financial measures to the most directly comparable GAPP financials measures.  The Company presents 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 its 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. The Company believes that if it did not provide such non-GAAP financial information, investors would not have all the necessary data to analyze the Company effectively.

Investors should note that the non-GAAP financial measures used by the Company may not be the same non-GAAP financial measures, and may not be calculated in the same manner, as those of other companies.  Investors should, therefore, exercise caution when comparing non-GAAP financial measures used by us to similarly titled non-GAAP financial measures of other companies. Equinix does not provide forward-looking guidance for certain financial data, such as depreciation, amortization, accretion, stock-based compensation, net income (loss) from operations, cash generated from operating activities and cash used in investing activities, and as a result, is not able to provide a reconciliation of GAAP to non-GAAP financial measures for forward-looking data. The Company 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.

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.

Equinix and IBX are registered trademarks of Equinix, Inc. International Business Exchange is a trademark of Equinix, Inc. 

EQUINIX, INC.

CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF OPERATIONS

(in thousands, except per share data)

(unaudited)

























Three Months Ended






March 31,


December 31,


March 31,






2016


2015


2015












Recurring revenues


$       797,094


$        686,072


$        609,657


Non-recurring revenues


47,062


44,390


33,517



Revenues


844,156


730,462


643,174












Cost of revenues


427,680


351,968


298,313




Gross profit

416,476


378,494


344,861












Operating expenses:









Sales and marketing

106,590


88,439


78,616



General and administrative

165,904


136,829


113,640



Acquisition costs

36,536


17,349


1,156



Gains on asset sales

(5,242)


-


-




Total operating expenses

303,788


242,617


193,412












Income from continuing operations

112,688


135,877


151,449












Interest and other income (expense):








Interest income


925


1,206


520



Interest expense

(100,863)


(79,499)


(68,791)



Loss on debt extinguishment 

-


(289)


-



Other expense


(60,710)


(48,617)


(514)




Total interest and other, net

(160,648)


(127,199)


(68,785)












Income (loss) from continuing operations before income taxes

(47,960)


8,678


82,664













Income tax benefit (expense)

10,633


2,053


(6,212)












Net income (loss) from continuing operations

(37,327)


10,731


76,452













Net income from discontinued operations, net of tax

6,216


-


-












Net income (loss)


$       (31,111)


$          10,731


$          76,452












Net income (loss) per share:


















Basic net income (loss) per share from continuing operations

$           (0.55)


$             0.18


$             1.35



Basic net income (loss) per share from discontinued operations

0.09


-


-



Basic net income (loss) per share

$           (0.46)


$             0.18


$             1.35













Diluted net income (loss) per share from continuing operations

$           (0.55)


$             0.18


$             1.34



Diluted net income (loss) per share from discontinued operations

0.09


-


-



Diluted net income (loss) per share

$           (0.46)


$             0.18


$             1.34













Shares used in computing basic net income (loss) per share

68,132


60,393


56,661













Shares used in computing diluted net income (loss) per share

68,132


60,943


57,227


 

EQUINIX, INC.

CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF COMPREHENSIVE INCOME (LOSS)

(in thousands)

(unaudited)























Three Months Ended





March 31,


December 31,


March 31,





2016


2015


2015










Net income (loss)


$        (31,111)


$          10,731


$          76,452










Other comprehensive income (loss), net of tax:







 Foreign currency translation adjustment ("CTA") gain (loss) 

111,415


(37,217)


(146,311)


 Unrealized gain (loss) on available-for-sale securities 

(304)


(139)


103


 Unrealized gain (loss) on cash flow hedges 

(6,784)


4,975


10,556


 Net investment hedge CTA gain (loss) 

(11,828)


10,447


-


 Net actuarial gain on defined benefit plans 

6


887


59

 Other comprehensive income (loss), net of tax: 

92,505


(21,047)


(135,593)










 Comprehensive income (loss), net of tax 

61,394


(10,316)


(59,141)

 

EQUINIX, INC.

CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS

(in thousands)

(unaudited)








Assets

March 31,


 December 31, 





2016


2015








Cash and cash equivalents

$           633,758


$     2,228,838

Short-term investments

12,353


12,875

Accounts receivable, net

326,440


291,964

Current portion of restricted cash

3,420


479,417

Other current assets

236,466


212,929

Assets held for sale

955,904


33,257


Total current assets

2,168,341


3,259,280

Long-term investments

3,969


4,584

Property, plant and equipment, net

6,888,232


5,606,436

Goodwill



3,336,968


1,063,200

Intangible assets, net

867,536


224,565

Other assets


230,789


198,630


Total assets

$      13,495,835


$   10,356,695








Liabilities and Stockholders' Equity











Accounts payable and accrued expenses

$           475,343


$        400,948

Accrued property and equipment

124,684


103,107

Current portion of capital lease and other financing obligations

48,325


40,121

Current portion of mortgage and loans payable

487,065


770,236

Current portion of convertible debt

148,282


146,121

Other current liabilities

171,925


192,286

Liabilities held for sale

124,571


3,535


Total current liabilities

1,580,195


1,656,354

Capital lease and other financing obligations, less current portion

1,552,145


1,287,139

Mortgage and loans payable, less current portion

1,139,807


472,769

Senior notes


3,806,167


3,804,634

Other liabilities


598,416


390,413


Total liabilities

8,676,730


7,611,309








Common stock


69


62

Additional paid-in capital

6,973,460


4,838,444

Treasury stock


(6,635)


(7,373)

Accumulated dividends

(1,591,908)


(1,468,472)

Accumulated other comprehensive loss

(416,554)


(509,059)

Accumulated deficit

(139,327)


(108,216)


Total stockholders' equity

4,819,105


2,745,386


Total liabilities and stockholders' equity

$      13,495,835


$   10,356,695






















Ending headcount by geographic region is as follows:












Americas headcount

2,371


2,329


EMEA headcount

2,019


1,188


Asia-Pacific headcount

1,326


1,525



Total headcount

5,716


5,042

 

EQUINIX, INC.

SUMMARY OF DEBT PRINCIPAL OUTSTANDING

(in thousands)

(unaudited)












March 31,


December 31,





2016


2015








Capital lease and other financing obligations

$                     1,600,470


$                         1,327,260








Term loan, net of debt discount and debt issuance costs

1,124,490


454,503

Brazil financings, net of debt issuance costs

28,473


26,668

Mortgage payable and other loans payable

473,909


436,212

Revolving credit facility borrowings

-


325,622

Plus: debt discount, debt issuance costs and premium, net

13,830


694


Total mortgage and loans payable principal

1,640,702


1,243,699








Senior notes, net of debt issuance costs

3,806,167


3,804,634

Plus: debt issuance costs

43,833


45,366


Total senior notes principal

3,850,000


3,850,000








Convertible debt, net of debt discount and debt issuance costs

148,282


146,121

Plus: debt discount and debt issuance costs

1,800


3,961


Total convertible debt principal

150,082


150,082








Total debt principal outstanding

$                     7,241,254


$                         6,571,041

 

 

EQUINIX, INC.

CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF CASH FLOWS

(in thousands)

(unaudited)
















Three Months Ended



March 31,


December 31,


March 31,






2016


2015


2015











Cash flows from operating activities:







Net income (loss)

$              (31,111)


$          10,731


$          76,452


Adjustments to reconcile net income (loss) to net cash







provided by operating activities:








Depreciation, amortization and accretion

202,153


144,861


122,530



Stock-based compensation

34,061


33,868


30,613



Amortization of debt issuance costs and debt discounts

5,508


4,493


3,774



Gains on asset sales

(5,242)


-


-



Other items

4,871


5,741


4,162



Changes in operating assets and liabilities:









Accounts receivable

(11,312)


(2,581)


(30,791)




Income taxes, net

(28,656)


(25,056)


(12,555)




Accounts payable and accrued expenses

(40,217)


33,906


29,693




Other assets and liabilities

(25,785)


29,155


8,933





Net cash provided by operating activities

104,270


235,118


232,811

Cash flows from investing activities:







Purchases, sales and maturities of investments, net

3,419


(9,369)


(4,706)


Business acquisitions, net of cash acquired

(1,601,627)


(235,306)


(10,247)


Purchases of real estate

(16,408)


-


(38,282)


Purchases of other property, plant and equipment

(197,700)


(280,612)


(150,120)


Proceeds from asset sales

22,825


-


-


Other investing activities

466,704


(3,709)


3,521





Net cash used in investing activities

(1,322,787)


(528,996)


(199,834)

Cash flows from financing activities:







Proceeds from employee equity awards

16,304


185


16,384


Payment of dividend distributions

(124,836)


(230,452)


(96,619)


Proceeds from public offering of common stock, net of issuance costs

-


829,496


-


Proceeds from loans payable

701,250


707,108


-


Proceeds from senior notes

-


1,100,000


-


Repayment of capital lease and other financing obligations

(33,232)


(8,450)


(5,296)


Repayment of mortgage and loans payable

(936,353)


(185,823)


(13,361)


Other financing activities

499


(19,114)


98





Net cash provided by (used in) financing activities

(376,368)


2,192,950


(98,794)

Effect of foreign currency exchange rates on cash and cash equivalents

(195)


(5,703)


(8,391)

Net increase (decrease) in cash and cash equivalents

(1,595,080)


1,893,369


(74,208)

Cash and cash equivalents at beginning of period

2,228,838


335,469


610,917

Cash and cash equivalents at end of period

$              633,758


$     2,228,838


$        536,709












Supplemental cash flow information:








Cash paid for taxes

$               19,215


$          29,165


$          14,538



Cash paid for interest

$               74,540


$          73,044


$          23,976











Free cash flow (1)

$          (1,221,936)


$       (284,509)


$          37,683











Adjusted free cash flow (2)

$              396,663


$         (33,081)


$          87,666





















(1)

We define free cash flow as net cash provided by operating activities plus net cash provided by (used in) investing activities




(excluding the net purchases, sales and maturities of investments) as presented below:
















Net cash provided by operating activities as presented above

$              104,270


$        235,118


$        232,811


Net cash used in investing activities as presented above

(1,322,787)


(528,996)


(199,834)


Purchases, sales and maturities of investments, net

(3,419)


9,369


4,706



Free cash flow (negative free cash flow)

$          (1,221,936)


$       (284,509)


$          37,683











(2)

We define adjusted free cash flow as free cash flow (as defined above) excluding any purchases of real estate, acquisitions, 




any excess tax benefits from employee equity awards, cash paid for taxes associated with reclassifying our assets for 




tax purposes triggered by our conversion into a real estate investment trust ("REIT") and costs related to the 




REIT conversion, as presented below:

















Free cash flow (as defined above)

$          (1,221,936)


$       (284,509)


$          37,683


Less business acquisitions, net of cash

1,601,627


235,306


10,247


Less purchases of real estate

16,408


-


38,282


Less excess tax benefits from employee equity awards

564


(1,633)


708


Less cash paid for taxes resulting from the REIT conversion 

-


17,306


-


Less costs related to the REIT conversion

-


449


746



Adjusted free cash flow

$              396,663


$         (33,081)


$          87,666






















We categorize our cash paid for taxes into cash paid for taxes resulting from the REIT conversion (as defined above) and 




other cash taxes paid.

















Cash paid for taxes resulting from the REIT conversion

$                      -


$          17,306


$                   -


Other cash taxes paid

19,215


11,859


14,538



Total cash paid for taxes

$               19,215


$          29,165


$          14,538

 

 

EQUINIX, INC.

CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF OPERATIONS FROM CONTINUING OPERATIONS - NON-GAAP PRESENTATION

(in thousands)

(unaudited)

























Three Months Ended






March 31,


December 31,


March 31,






2016


2015


2015












Recurring revenues



$        797,094


$        686,072


$        609,657


Non-recurring revenues


47,062


44,390


33,517



Revenues (1)


844,156


730,462


643,174












Cash cost of revenues (2)

271,100


227,956


192,130





Cash gross profit (3)

573,056


502,506


451,044












Cash operating expenses (4):








Cash sales and marketing expenses (5)

79,692


72,069


63,820



Cash general and administrative expenses (6)

112,714


97,292


81,476





Total cash operating expenses (7)

192,406


169,361


145,296












Adjusted EBITDA (8)

$        380,650


$        333,145


$        305,748












Cash gross margins (9)

68%


69%


70%












Adjusted EBITDA margins (10)

45%


46%


48%












Adjusted EBITDA flow-through rate (11)

42%


27%


225%












FFO (12)



$        115,875


$        131,483


$        179,190












AFFO (13)



$        209,846


$        178,293


$        221,756












Basic FFO per share (14)

$             1.70


$             2.18


$             3.16












Diluted FFO per share (14)

$             1.68


$             2.14


$             3.09












Basic AFFO per share (15)

$             3.08


$             2.95


$             3.91












Diluted AFFO per share (15)

$             2.98


$             2.85


$             3.77
































(1)

The geographic split of our revenues on a services basis is presented below:













Americas Revenues:


















Colocation


$        282,321


$        275,779


$        257,932



Interconnection

85,936


83,168


75,086



Managed infrastructure

11,170


10,974


13,295



Other



729


817


741




Recurring revenues

380,156


370,738


347,054



Non-recurring revenues

24,238


23,751


16,915




Revenues

404,394


394,489


363,969













EMEA Revenues:


















Colocation


214,178


146,879


132,735



Interconnection

19,700


16,775


13,048



Managed infrastructure

18,560


7,619


5,783



Other



943


862


1,858




Recurring revenues

253,381


172,135


153,424



Non-recurring revenues

14,475


10,519


11,199




Revenues

267,856


182,654


164,623













Asia-Pacific Revenues:


















Colocation


123,394


112,498


90,878



Interconnection

21,569


18,979


13,524



Managed infrastructure

15,006


9,447


4,777



Other



3,588


2,275


-




Recurring revenues

163,557


143,199


109,179



Non-recurring revenues

8,349


10,120


5,403




Revenues

171,906


153,319


114,582













Worldwide Revenues:


















Colocation


619,893


535,156


481,545



Interconnection

127,205


118,922


101,658



Managed infrastructure

44,736


28,040


23,855



Other



5,260


3,954


2,599




Recurring revenues

797,094


686,072


609,657



Non-recurring revenues

47,062


44,390


33,517




Revenues

$        844,156


$        730,462


$        643,174












(2)

We define cash cost of revenues as cost of revenues less depreciation, amortization, accretion and stock-based compensation as presented below:













Cost of revenues

$        427,680


$        351,968


$        298,313



Depreciation, amortization and accretion expense

(153,583)


(121,505)


(103,877)



Stock-based compensation expense

(2,997)


(2,507)


(2,306)




Cash cost of revenues

$        271,100


$        227,956


$        192,130













The geographic split of our cash cost of revenues is presented below:


















Americas cash cost of revenues

$        109,020


$        107,640


$          95,162



EMEA cash cost of revenues

101,509


64,089


58,494



Asia-Pacific cash cost of revenues

60,571


56,227


38,474




Cash cost of revenues

$        271,100


$        227,956


$        192,130












(3)

We define cash gross profit as revenues less cash cost of revenues (as defined above).












(4)

We define cash operating expenses as operating expenses less depreciation, amortization, stock-based compensation and acquisition costs.  We also refer to cash operating expenses as cash selling, general and administrative expenses or "cash SG&A".












(5)

We define cash sales and marketing expenses as sales and marketing expenses less depreciation, amortization and stock-based compensation as presented below:













Sales and marketing expenses

$        106,590


$          88,439


$          78,616



Depreciation and amortization expense

(17,127)


(7,329)


(6,085)



Stock-based compensation expense

(9,771)


(9,041)


(8,711)




Cash sales and marketing expenses

$          79,692


$          72,069


$          63,820












(6)

We define cash general and administrative expenses as general and administrative expenses less depreciation, amortization and stock-based compensation as presented below:













General and administrative expenses

$        165,904


$        136,829


$        113,640



Depreciation and amortization expense

(31,443)


(16,027)


(12,568)



Stock-based compensation expense

(21,747)


(23,510)


(19,596)




Cash general and administrative expenses

$        112,714


$          97,292


$          81,476












(7)

Our cash operating expenses, or cash SG&A, as defined above, is presented below:













Cash sales and marketing expenses

$          79,692


$          72,069


$          63,820



Cash general and administrative expenses

112,714


97,292


81,476




Cash SG&A

$        192,406


$        169,361


$        145,296













The geographic split of our cash operating expenses, or cash SG&A, is presented below:


















Americas cash SG&A

$        110,914


$        106,035


$          96,073



EMEA cash SG&A

54,858


36,971


30,098



Asia-Pacific cash SG&A

26,634


26,355


19,125




Cash SG&A

$        192,406


$        169,361


$        145,296












(8)

We define adjusted EBITDA as income from continuning operations plus depreciation, amortization, accretion, stock-based compensation expense, acquisition costs and gains on asset sales as presented below:













Income from continuing operations

$        112,688


$        135,877


$        151,449



Depreciation, amortization and accretion expense

202,153


144,861


122,530



Stock-based compensation expense

34,515


35,058


30,613



Acquisition costs

36,536


17,349


1,156



Gains on asset sales

(5,242)


-


-




Adjusted EBITDA

$        380,650


$        333,145


$        305,748













The geographic split of our adjusted EBITDA is presented below:













Americas income from continuing operations

$          88,539


$          83,425


$          81,466



Americas depreciation, amortization and accretion expense

76,720


73,023


66,811



Americas stock-based compensation expense

24,329


25,576


23,491



Americas acquisition costs

114


(1,210)


966



Americas gains on asset sales

(5,242)


-


-




Americas adjusted EBITDA

184,460


180,814


172,734













EMEA income from continuing operations

(7,419)


34,011


45,541



EMEA depreciation, amortization and accretion expense

76,488


30,434


26,693



EMEA stock-based compensation expense

6,235


4,348


3,607



EMEA acquisition costs

36,185


12,801


190




EMEA adjusted EBITDA

111,489


81,594


76,031













Asia-Pacific income from continuing operations

31,568


18,441


24,442



Asia-Pacific depreciation, amortization and accretion expense

48,945


41,404


29,026



Asia-Pacific stock-based compensation expense

3,951


5,134


3,515



Asia-Pacific acquisition costs

237


5,758


-




Asia-Pacific adjusted EBITDA

84,701


70,737


56,983















Adjusted EBITDA

$        380,650


$        333,145


$        305,748


(9)

We define cash gross margins as cash gross profit divided by revenues.













Our cash gross margins by geographic region is presented below:













Americas cash gross margins

73%


73%


74%













EMEA cash gross margins

62%


65%


64%













Asia-Pacific cash gross margins

65%


63%


66%












(10)

We define adjusted EBITDA margins as adjusted EBITDA divided by revenues.













Americas adjusted EBITDA margins

46%


46%


47%













EMEA adjusted EBITDA margins

42%


45%


46%













Asia-Pacific adjusted EBITDA margins

49%


46%


50%












(11)

We define adjusted EBITDA flow-through rate as incremental adjusted EBITDA growth divided by incremental revenue growth as follows:













Adjusted EBITDA - current period

$        380,650


$        333,145


$        305,748



Less adjusted EBITDA - prior period

(333,145)


(321,472)


(294,365)




Adjusted EBITDA growth

$          47,505


$          11,673


$          11,383













Revenues - current period

$        844,156


$        730,462


$        643,174



Less revenues - prior period

(730,462)


(686,649)


(638,121)




Revenue growth

$        113,694


$          43,813


$            5,053













Adjusted EBITDA flow-through rate

42%


27%


225%






















(12)

FFO is defined as 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. 





















Net income (loss)

$         (31,111)


$          10,731


$          76,452



Adjustments:










Real estate depreciation and amortization

150,995


120,144


102,648




Gain/loss on disposition of real estate property

(4,037)


579


62




Adjustments for FFO from unconsolidated joint ventures

28


29


28




FFO 

$        115,875


$        131,483


$        179,190






















(13)

AFFO is defined as 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, net income from discontined operations, net of tax, recurring capital expenditures and adjustments from FFO to AFFO for unconsolidated joint ventures' and non-controlling interests' share of these items.  













FFO 



$        115,875


$        131,483


$        179,190



Adjustments:










Installation revenue adjustment

3,354


5,843


8,654




Straight-line rent expense adjustment

1,133


1,462


3,201




Amortization of deferred financing costs

5,508


4,495


3,858




Stock-based compensation expense

34,515


35,058


30,613




Non-real estate depreciation expense

21,387


15,921


12,693




Amortization expense

28,152


8,100


6,295




Accretion expense

1,619


696


894




Recurring capital expenditures

(31,815)


(44,668)


(22,373)




Loss on debt extinguishment

-


289


-




Acquisition costs

36,536


17,349


1,156




Income tax expense adjustment

(190)


2,279


(2,408)




Net Income from discontinued operations, net of tax

(6,216)


-


-




Adjustments for AFFO from unconsolidated joint ventures

(12)


(14)


(17)




AFFO

$        209,846


$        178,293


$        221,756












(14)

The FFO used in the computation of basic and diluted FFO per share attributable to Equinix is presented below:













FFO, basic


$        115,875


$        131,483


$        179,190




Interest on convertible debt

3,226


3,442


3,362



FFO, diluted


$        119,101


$        134,925


$        182,552













The shares used in the computation of basic and diluted FFO per share attributable to Equinix is presented below:













 Shares used in computing basic net income per share and FFO per share 

68,132


60,393


56,661



 Effect of dilutive securities: 









 Convertible debt 

1,969


2,041


1,942




 Employee equity awards 

585


612


566



 Shares used in computing diluted FFO per share 

70,686


63,046


59,169












(15)

The AFFO used in the computation of basic and diluted AFFO per share attributable to Equinix is presented below:













AFFO, basic


$        209,846


$        178,293


$        221,756




Interest on convertible debt

1,062


1,557


1,554



AFFO, diluted


$        210,908


$        179,850


$        223,310













The shares used in the computation of basic and diluted AFFO per share attributable to Equinix is presented below:













 Shares used in computing basic net income per share and AFFO per share 

68,132


60,393


56,661



 Effect of dilutive securities: 









 Convertible debt 

1,969


2,041


1,942




 Employee equity awards 

585


612


566



 Shares used in computing diluted AFFO per share 

70,686


63,046


59,169


 

SOURCE Equinix, Inc.

uinix, Inc., (650) 598-6361, mlindeman@equinix.com