Summarized below are estimates of the relative valuations of some public companies that have significant hosting operations. Please be aware that a number of these companies have other businesses that may also affect their valuations. (All data was taken from publicly available financial statements and please see this post for how we calculate Enterprise Value.)
As of 11/17/2014
|Annualized||EntValue||Enterprise Value /|
|Wix||$ 150||$ 942||6.3||Neg.|
|Internap||$ 339||$ 818||2.4||10.4|
|Web.Com Group||$ 550||$ 1,792||3.3||10.7|
|Endurance Int'l||$ 641||$ 3,375||5.3||14.5|
|Rackspace||$ 1,839||$ 6,116||3.3||9.6|
|United Internet||$ 3,572||$ 9,191||2.6||15.5|
|Dada||$ 78||$ 115||1.5||9.5|
|IOMart Gp||$ 87||$ 412||4.7||11.1|
|Melbourne IT||$ 104||$ 125||1.2||20.0|
* - The financial data for most of the above companies is as of 9/30/2014. United Internet and Melbourne are as of 6/30/14. Iomart is as of 3/31/2014.
As always, please feel free to contact us if you have any comments, or questions.
Cheval Capital, Inc.
Disclaimer: This post is for general information purposes and is not meant to be taken as financial advice, a recommendation to buy or sell the stocks mentioned above, a comprehensive discussion of valuation or how to do the calculations discussed. Please be sure to consult your financial advisors when valuing your company, considering the sale of your business or making other financial decisions.
Author: Hillary Stiff is Managing Director of Cheval Capital. She has been an investment banker and CFO, completing M&A transactions and arranging financing for a number of companies including NTT/Verio, The Endurance International Group and Web.Com among many others. She has helped complete over 270 successful web hosting, ISP and related transactions and distributes a list of hosting and related companies that are for sale.