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How to buy Equinix (EQIX) shares in Australia

Learn how to easily invest in Equinix shares.

Equinix Inc (EQIX) is a leading reit - specialty business with stocks listed in the US. It opened the day at US$812.98 after a previous close of US$809.68. During the day the price has varied from a low of USD794.46 to a high of USD813.3. The latest price was USD799.5 (25 minute delay). Equinix is listed on the NASDAQ. All prices are listed in US Dollars.

How to buy shares in Equinix

  1. Compare share trading platforms. To buy shares in a company listed in the US from Australia you'll need to find a trading platform that offers access to US stock markets. Look for a platform with low brokerage and foreign exchange fees.
  2. Open and fund your brokerage account. Complete an application with your personal and financial details, which will typically include your ID and tax file number. Fund your account with a bank transfer, credit card or debit card.
  3. Search for Equinix. Find the share by name or ticker symbol: EQIX. Research its history to confirm it's a solid investment that matches your financial goals.
  4. Purchase now or later. Buy today with a market order or use a limit order to delay your purchase until Equinix reaches your desired price. To spread out your risk, look into dollar-cost averaging, which smooths out buying using consistent intervals and amounts.
  5. Decide on how many to buy. At last close price of US$809.68, weigh your budget against a diversified portfolio that can minimise risk through the market's ups and downs. You may be able to buy a fractional share of Equinix, depending on your broker.
  6. Check in on your investment. Congratulations, you own a part of Equinix. Optimise your portfolio by tracking how your stock — and even the business — performs with an eye on the long term. You may be eligible for dividends and shareholder voting rights.

Equinix stock price (NASDAQ:EQIX)

Use our graph to track the performance of EQIX stocks over time.

Have Equinix's shares ever split?

Equinix's shares were split on a 1:32 basis on 30 December 2002. So if you had owned 32 shares the day before the split, the next day you would own 1 share. This wouldn't directly have changed the overall worth of your Equinix shares – just the quantity. However, indirectly, the new 3100% higher share price could have impacted the market appetite for Equinix shares which in turn could have impacted Equinix's share price.

Equinix shares at a glance

Information last updated 2024-05-16.
Previous closeUS$809.68
Change US$-10.18
Change % -1.2573%
Volume 605,550
Information last updated 2024-05-10.
52-week rangeUS$662.8282 - US$914.93
50-day moving average US$795.4174
200-day moving average US$787.0701
Target priceUS$918.3
PE ratio 75.1391
Dividend yield US$11.08 (2.21%)
Earnings per share (TTM) US$10.28

Equinix share growth calculator


Use the fields above to explore the returns from a historical investment. Please refer to the charts further up this page to see performance over 5 years, or other periods. Past performance doesn't indicate future results. Capital is at risk.

Equinix price performance over time

Historical closes compared with the last close of $799.5

1 week (2024-05-10) 5.52%
1 month (2024-04-17) 8.84%
3 months (2024-02-16) -6.63%
6 months (2023-11-17) 3.21%
1 year (2023-05-16) 11.62%
2 years (2022-05-16) 23.68%
3 years (2021-05-17) 11.81%
5 years (2019-05-17) 63.07%

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Is it a good time to buy Equinix stock?

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Is Equinix under- or over-valued?

Valuing Equinix stock is incredibly difficult, and any metric has to be viewed as part of a bigger picture of Equinix's overall performance. However, analysts commonly use some key metrics to help gauge the value of a stock.

Equinix's P/E ratio

Equinix's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 75x. In other words, Equinix shares trade at around 75x recent earnings.

That's relatively high compared to, say, the trailing 12-month P/E ratio for the NASDAQ 100 at the end of 2019 (27.29). The high P/E ratio could mean that investors are optimistic about the outlook for the shares or simply that they're over-valued.

Equinix's PEG ratio

Equinix's "price/earnings-to-growth ratio" can be calculated by dividing its P/E ratio by its growth – to give 5.053. A low ratio can be interpreted as meaning the shares offer better value, while a higher ratio can be interpreted as meaning the shares offer worse value.

The PEG ratio provides a broader view than just the P/E ratio, as it gives more insight into Equinix's future profitability. By accounting for growth, it could also help you if you're comparing the share prices of multiple high-growth companies.

Equinix's EBITDA

Equinix's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is US$2.9 billion (£2.3 billion).

The EBITDA is a measure of a Equinix's overall financial performance and is widely used to measure stock profitability.

Equinix share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, Equinix's shares have ranged in value from as little as US$662.8282 up to US$914.93. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

EQIX.US volatility(beta: 0.58)Avg. volatility(beta: 1.00)LowHigh

Beta measures a share's volatility in relation to the market. The market (NASDAQ average) beta is 1, while Equinix's is 0.581. This would suggest that Equinix's shares are less volatile than average (for this exchange).

Equinix financials

Revenue TTM US$7.9 billion
Operating margin TTM 17.21%
Gross profit TTM US$3 billion
Return on assets TTM 1.97%
Return on equity TTM 7.73%
Profit margin 11.94%
Book value 129.921
Market capitalisation US$73.3 billion

TTM: trailing 12 months

Equinix share dividends


Dividend payout ratio: 1.62% of net profits

Recently Equinix has paid out, on average, around 1.62% of net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 2.21% of the current stock value. This means that over a year, based on recent payouts (which are sadly no guarantee of future payouts), Equinix shareholders could enjoy a 2.21% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In Equinix's case, that would currently equate to about $11.08 per share.

While Equinix's payout ratio might seem low, this can signify that Equinix is investing more in its future growth.

Equinix's most recent dividend payout was on 19 March 2024. The latest dividend was paid out to all shareholders who bought their shares by 20 May 2024 (the "ex-dividend date").

Equinix's environmental, social and governance track record

Environmental, social and governance (known as ESG) criteria are a set of three factors used to measure the sustainability and social impact of companies like Equinix.

When it comes to ESG scores, lower is better, and lower scores are generally associated with lower risk for would-be investors.

Equinix's total ESG risk score

Total ESG risk: 19.65

Socially conscious investors use ESG scores to screen how an investment aligns with their worldview, and Equinix's overall score of 19.65 (as at 12/31/2018) is excellent – landing it in it in the 14th percentile of companies rated in the same sector.

ESG scores are increasingly used to estimate the level of risk a company like Equinix is exposed to within the areas of "environmental" (carbon footprint, resource use etc.), "social" (health and safety, human rights etc.), and "governance" (anti-corruption, tax transparency etc.).

Equinix's environmental score

Environmental score: 10.42/100

Equinix's environmental score of 10.42 puts it squarely in the 6th percentile of companies rated in the same sector. This could suggest that Equinix is a leader in its sector terms of its environmental impact, and exposed to a lower level of risk.

Equinix's social score

Social score: 9.24/100

Equinix's social score of 9.24 puts it squarely in the 6th percentile of companies rated in the same sector. This could suggest that Equinix is a leader in its sector when it comes to taking good care of its workforce and the communities it impacts.

Equinix's governance score

Governance score: 7.48/100

Equinix's governance score puts it squarely in the 6th percentile of companies rated in the same sector. That could suggest that Equinix is a leader in its sector when it comes to responsible management and strategy, and exposed to a lower level of risk.

Equinix's controversy score

Controversy score: 1/5

ESG scores also evaluate any incidences of controversy that a company has been involved in. Equinix scored a 1 out of 5 for controversy – the highest score possible, reflecting that Equinix has managed to keep its nose clean.

Environmental, social, and governance (ESG) summary

Equinix Inc was last rated for ESG on: 2019-01-01.

Total ESG score 19.65
Total ESG percentile 14.3
Environmental score 10.42
Environmental score percentile 6
Social score 9.24
Social score percentile 6
Governance score 7.48
Governance score percentile 6
Level of controversy 1

Equinix overview

Equinix (Nasdaq: EQIX) is the world's digital infrastructure company . Digital leaders harness Equinix's trusted platform to bring together and interconnect foundational infrastructure at software speed. Equinix enables organizations to access all the right places, partners and possibilities to scale with agility, speed the launch of digital services, deliver world-class experiences and multiply their value, while supporting their sustainability goals.

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