Equinix reports 4Q results

REDWOOD CITY, Calif. (AP) _ Equinix Inc. (EQIX) on Wednesday reported a key measure of profitability in its fourth quarter. The results beat Wall Street expectations.

The Redwood City, California-based real estate investment trust said it had funds from operations of $293.8 million, or $4.08 per share, in the period.

The average estimate of four analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for funds from operations of $4 per share.

Funds from operations is a closely watched measure in the REIT industry. It takes net income and adds back items such as depreciation and amortization.

The company said it had net income of $61.8 million, or 86 cents per share.

The data center operator, based in Redwood City, California, posted revenue of $942.6 million in the period, which fell short of Street forecasts. Eight analysts surveyed by Zacks expected $943.8 million.

For the year, the company reported funds from operations of $1.08 billion. Revenue was reported as $3.61 billion.

For the current quarter ending in April, Equinix said it expects revenue in the range of $940 million to $946 million. Analysts surveyed by Zacks had expected revenue of $963.3 million.

The company's shares have increased 6.5 percent since the beginning of the year. In the final minutes of trading on Wednesday, shares hit $380.76, a rise of 31 percent in the last 12 months.

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