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Equinix (EQIX) Competitors

$739.85
+5.29 (+0.72%)
(As of 04/18/2024 ET)

EQIX vs. AMT, WELL, PSA, SPG, O, DLR, CCI, PLD, EXR, and VICI

Should you be buying Equinix stock or one of its competitors? The main competitors of Equinix include American Tower (AMT), Welltower (WELL), Public Storage (PSA), Simon Property Group (SPG), Realty Income (O), Digital Realty Trust (DLR), Crown Castle (CCI), Prologis (PLD), Extra Space Storage (EXR), and VICI Properties (VICI). These companies are all part of the "real estate investment trusts" industry.

Equinix vs.

American Tower (NYSE:AMT) and Equinix (NASDAQ:EQIX) are both large-cap finance companies, but which is the better business? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their earnings, profitability, community ranking, analyst recommendations, valuation, risk, dividends, media sentiment and institutional ownership.

American Tower has a net margin of 13.31% compared to American Tower's net margin of 11.84%. Equinix's return on equity of 12.80% beat American Tower's return on equity.

Company Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
American Tower13.31% 12.80% 2.24%
Equinix 11.84%8.01%3.05%

Equinix received 96 more outperform votes than American Tower when rated by MarketBeat users. However, 74.94% of users gave American Tower an outperform vote while only 72.87% of users gave Equinix an outperform vote.

CompanyUnderperformOutperform
American TowerOutperform Votes
981
74.94%
Underperform Votes
328
25.06%
EquinixOutperform Votes
1077
72.87%
Underperform Votes
401
27.13%

American Tower has higher revenue and earnings than Equinix. American Tower is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than Equinix, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.

CompanyGross RevenuePrice/Sales RatioNet IncomeEarnings Per SharePrice/Earnings Ratio
American Tower$11.14B7.16$1.48B$3.1853.77
Equinix$8.19B8.55$969.18M$10.3171.76

American Tower has a beta of 0.67, meaning that its stock price is 33% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Equinix has a beta of 0.58, meaning that its stock price is 42% less volatile than the S&P 500.

American Tower pays an annual dividend of $6.48 per share and has a dividend yield of 3.8%. Equinix pays an annual dividend of $17.04 per share and has a dividend yield of 2.3%. American Tower pays out 203.8% of its earnings in the form of a dividend, suggesting it may not have sufficient earnings to cover its dividend payment in the future. Equinix pays out 165.3% of its earnings in the form of a dividend, suggesting it may not have sufficient earnings to cover its dividend payment in the future. Equinix has raised its dividend for 8 consecutive years.

In the previous week, Equinix had 3 more articles in the media than American Tower. MarketBeat recorded 16 mentions for Equinix and 13 mentions for American Tower. Equinix's average media sentiment score of 1.00 beat American Tower's score of 0.73 indicating that American Tower is being referred to more favorably in the media.

Company Very Positive Positive Neutral Negative Very Negative Overall Sentiment
American Tower
7 Very Positive mention(s)
2 Positive mention(s)
3 Neutral mention(s)
0 Negative mention(s)
0 Very Negative mention(s)
Positive
Equinix
10 Very Positive mention(s)
0 Positive mention(s)
3 Neutral mention(s)
2 Negative mention(s)
0 Very Negative mention(s)
Positive

American Tower currently has a consensus target price of $217.36, indicating a potential upside of 27.11%. Equinix has a consensus target price of $862.50, indicating a potential upside of 16.58%. Given Equinix's stronger consensus rating and higher probable upside, analysts plainly believe American Tower is more favorable than Equinix.

Company Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
American Tower
0 Sell rating(s)
2 Hold rating(s)
9 Buy rating(s)
0 Strong Buy rating(s)
2.82
Equinix
0 Sell rating(s)
6 Hold rating(s)
7 Buy rating(s)
1 Strong Buy rating(s)
2.64

92.7% of American Tower shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 94.9% of Equinix shares are owned by institutional investors. 0.2% of American Tower shares are owned by insiders. Comparatively, 0.3% of Equinix shares are owned by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, hedge funds and large money managers believe a company is poised for long-term growth.

Summary

American Tower and Equinix tied by winning 11 of the 22 factors compared between the two stocks.

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New MarketBeat Followers Over Time

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Media Sentiment Over Time

This chart shows the average media sentiment of NASDAQ and its competitors over the past 90 days as caculated by MarketBeat. The averaged score is equivalent to the following: Very Negative Sentiment <= -1.5, Negative Sentiment > -1.5 and <= -0.5, Neutral Sentiment > -0.5 and < 0.5, Positive Sentiment >= 0.5 and < 1.5, and Very Positive Sentiment >= 1.5.
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EQIX vs. The Competition

MetricEquinixReal estate investment trusts IndustryFinance SectorNASDAQ Exchange
Market Cap$70.00B$6.10B$8.08B$7.44B
Dividend Yield2.30%7.08%10.73%4.00%
P/E Ratio71.7642.1462.6719.17
Price / Sales8.556.023,656.0685.89
Price / Cash24.5915.7827.9835.12
Price / Book5.562.312.364.19
Net Income$969.18M$148.64M$999.74M$214.15M
7 Day Performance-3.17%-2.58%-1.01%-3.31%
1 Month Performance-12.40%-4.41%-1.84%-3.82%
1 Year Performance4.65%-3.79%8.75%3.74%

Equinix Competitors List

CompanyMarketRankShare PriceAnalysts' Price Target1Y Price PerformanceMarket CapRevenueP/E RatioEmployee CountIndicator(s)
AMT
American Tower
4.9171 of 5 stars
$172.19
-3.3%
$217.36
+26.2%
-17.9%$80.30B$11.14B54.155,643Positive News
WELL
Welltower
3.5428 of 5 stars
$88.31
-0.9%
$95.57
+8.2%
+20.4%$52.20B$6.64B137.99533Positive News
PSA
Public Storage
4.6891 of 5 stars
$262.22
-1.3%
$305.00
+16.3%
-10.4%$46.07B$4.52B23.716,200
SPG
Simon Property Group
3.8521 of 5 stars
$140.35
-1.4%
$140.22
-0.1%
+26.1%$45.74B$5.66B20.113,000Analyst Upgrade
Positive News
O
Realty Income
4.2133 of 5 stars
$50.81
-1.6%
$60.96
+20.0%
-14.9%$43.75B$4.08B40.33418
DLR
Digital Realty Trust
4.471 of 5 stars
$136.41
-1.6%
$143.33
+5.1%
+40.1%$42.60B$5.48B45.933,664Positive News
CCI
Crown Castle
4.2932 of 5 stars
$93.93
-1.8%
$118.93
+26.6%
-28.7%$40.81B$6.98B27.154,700Earnings Report
Analyst Report
News Coverage
Gap Up
PLD
Prologis
4.9385 of 5 stars
$114.73
-0.9%
$141.67
+23.5%
-15.4%$106.13B$8.02B34.872,574Analyst Report
EXR
Extra Space Storage
4.8655 of 5 stars
$135.87
-1.4%
$150.17
+10.5%
-13.4%$28.75B$2.56B27.507,618Positive News
VICI
VICI Properties
4.6999 of 5 stars
$27.15
-1.6%
$34.36
+26.6%
-16.1%$28.32B$3.61B10.9528

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This page (NASDAQ:EQIX) was last updated on 4/19/2024 by MarketBeat.com Staff

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