Equinix AFFO guidance misinterpreted, says Stephens Stephens attributes Equinix weakness after yesterday's closing bell to the company's FY14 AFFO guidance of $11.90 given at its investor day meeting. Stephens said that no true AFFO consensus exists as Equinix isn't a REIT yet, but the firm believes "a few analysts" expected a number above $12. The firm notes that the guidance includes costs associated with the REIT transition and Stephens calculates the "true" AFFO run rate ex-charges to be near $13. The firm reiterates its Overweight rating and $222 price target on Equinix.
Equinix acquires Nimbo Equinix announced that it has acquired Nimbo, a leading professional services company focused primarily on helping enterprises develop and implement hybrid cloud IT architectures. The acquisition of Nimbo represents an important step in Equinix's larger initiative to build its professional services capabilities to support data center migrations, WAN optimization and the creation of scalable, high performing hybrid cloud solutions.