Rackspace Hosting, Inc. (RAX)-Financial and Strategic SWOT Analysis Review

Rackspace Hosting, Inc. (RAX)-Financial and Strategic SWOT Analysis Review

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Rackspace Hosting, Inc. (RAX)-Financial and Strategic SWOT Analysis Review provides you an in-depth strategic SWOT analysis of the company's businesses and operations. The profile has been compiled by GlobalData to bring to you a clear and an unbiased view of the company's key strengths and weaknesses and the potential opportunities and threats. The profile helps you formulate strategies that augment your business by enabling you to understand your partners, customers and competitors better.

The profile contains critical company information including:

Business description-A detailed description of the company's operations and business divisions.

Corporate strategy-Analyst's summarization of the company's business strategy.

SWOT Analysis-A detailed analysis of the company's strengths, weakness, opportunities and threats.

Company history-Progression of key events associated with the company.

Major products and services-A list of major products, services and brands of the company.

Key competitors-A list of key competitors to the company.

Key employees-A list of the key executives of the company.

Executive biographies-A brief summary of the executives' employment history.

Key operational heads-A list of personnel heading key departments/functions.

Important locations and subsidiaries-A list and contact details of key locations and subsidiaries of the company.

Detailed financial ratios for the past five years-The latest financial ratios derived from the annual financial statements published by the company with 5 years history.

Interim ratios for the last five interim periods-The latest financial ratios derived from the quarterly/semi-annual financial statements published by the company for 5 interims history.


Rackspace Hosting, Inc. (Rackspace) is a web hosting and managed network service provider, which offers information technology (IT) services, and manages web-based IT systems for small and medium-sized businesses and large enterprises. The company categorizes its products into four groups, namely, Public cloud, Dedicated cloud, Private cloud and Hybrid cloud. It also offers premium customer support service under the brand name Fanatical Support. Rackspace's clouds are powered by VMware, Microsoft and OpenStack. The company has a direct presence in the UK, the Netherlands, Hong Kong, Switzerland, Australia, and Mexico. Rackspace is headquartered in San Antonio, Texas, the US.

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Table of Contents

Table of Contents 2

List of Tables 4

List of Figures 5

Section 1-About the Company 6

Rackspace Hosting, Inc.-Key Facts 6

Rackspace Hosting, Inc.-Key Employees 7

Rackspace Hosting, Inc.-Key Employee Biographies 9

Rackspace Hosting, Inc.-Major Products and Services 11

Rackspace Hosting, Inc.-History 12

Rackspace Hosting, Inc.-Company Statement 17

Rackspace Hosting, Inc.-Locations And Subsidiaries 19

Head Office 19

Other Locations & Subsidiaries 19

Section 2-Company Analysis 21

Rackspace Hosting, Inc.-Business Description 21

Rackspace Hosting, Inc.-SWOT Analysis 22

SWOT Analysis-Overview 22

Rackspace Hosting, Inc.-Strengths 22

Strength-Open and Standard Technologies 22

Strength-Research and Development 22

Strength-Increasing Operational Performance 22

Rackspace Hosting, Inc.-Weaknesses 23

Weakness-Patent Infringement Concerns 23

Weakness-Debt Burden 23

Rackspace Hosting, Inc.-Opportunities 24

Opportunity-Positive Outlook: IT Services Market 24

Opportunity-Business Growth Initiatives 24

Opportunity-Growing Cloud Computing Markets 24

Rackspace Hosting, Inc.-Threats 25

Threat-Highly Competitive Market 25

Threat-Rapid Technological Changes 25

Threat-Security Breach 25

Rackspace Hosting, Inc.-Key Competitors 26

Section 3-Company Financial Ratios 27

Financial Ratios-Capital Market Ratios 27

Financial Ratios-Annual Ratios 28

Performance Chart 30

Financial Performance 30

Financial Ratios-Interim Ratios 31

Financial Ratios-Ratio Charts 32

Section 4-Appendix 33

Methodology 33

Ratio Definitions 33

About GlobalData 37

Contact Us 37

Disclaimer 37

List of Figures

Rackspace Hosting, Inc., Performance Chart (2011-2015) 30

Rackspace Hosting, Inc., Ratio Charts 32

List of Tables

Rackspace Hosting, Inc., Key Facts 6

Rackspace Hosting, Inc., Key Employees 7

Rackspace Hosting, Inc., Key Employee Biographies 9

Rackspace Hosting, Inc., Major Products and Services 11

Rackspace Hosting, Inc., History 12

Rackspace Hosting, Inc., Other Locations 19

Rackspace Hosting, Inc., Subsidiaries 19

Rackspace Hosting, Inc., Key Competitors 26

Rackspace Hosting, Inc., Ratios based on current share price 27

Rackspace Hosting, Inc., Annual Ratios 28

Rackspace Hosting, Inc., Interim Ratios 31

Currency Codes 33

Capital Market Ratios 33

Equity Ratios 34

Profitability Ratios 34

Cost Ratios 35

Liquidity Ratios 35

Leverage Ratios 36

Efficiency Ratios 36

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