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VALUATION OF PUBLIC HOSTING COMPANIES - March 22, 2017

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 also affect their valuations. (All data was taken from publicly available financial information and please see this post for how we calculate Enterprise Value.)  If you wish to get a sense for changes to valuations over time, here is a link to some of our past valuation summaries.

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 The Endurance International Group and Web.Com among many others. She has helped complete over 370 successful web hosting, ISP and related transactions and distributes a list of hosting and related companies that are for sale.

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Hillary Stiff Speaking At HostingCon Global

Hillary Stiff will be speaking at HostingCon Global in San Diego on July 27.  Her panel will look at the changes in Hosting M&A in 2014 and 2015 and the trends that have been building to cause these changes.  Panelists include Ditlev Bredahl of OnApp, Liam Eagle of 451 Group, & Ted Chang of GoDaddy.

Please let us know if you will be attending as we'd be happy to get together.    

2015 HostingCon M&A Panel; Hillary Stiff; Ditlev Bredahl; Liam Eagle; Ted Chang; Cheval Capital

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 280 successful web hosting, ISP and related transactions and distributes a list of hosting and related companies that are for sale.

GoDaddy IPO - Pricing & Valuation

Congratulations to the folks at GoDaddy who priced their IPO last night above the range at $20/share.  It should begin trading sometime later this morning. 

Assuming no exercise of the underwriter's overallotment option and taking into account the 26mm+ issued but unexercised employee stock options , $20/share works out to a traditional Enterprise Value of approximately 19x EBITDA (LQA), ~ $4.3bn.  (Please see this post for how we calculate Enterprise Value). 

Here is a link to some of our past valuation summaries.

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.

GoDaddy IPO - Expected Price Range & Valuation

GoDaddy amended its S1 last night to include an expected price range for its IPO of $17-$19 per share.  At the mid-point of this range, the equity value comes in just above $2.7bn and, on a fully diluted basis, in excess of $3.2bn. The traditional Enterprise Value calculation comes it at more than 16x EBITDA, approximately 17.5x EBITDA if you include the dilutive effects of employee stock options (please see this post for how we calculate Enterprise Value).  We'll provide more details when the offering gets priced and begins trading.

 Here is a link to some of our past valuation summaries.

 

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

Valuation of Public Hosting Companies - March 17, 2015

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 information and please see this post for how we calculate Enterprise Value.)  If you wish to get a sense for changes to valuations over time, here is a link to some of our past valuation summaries.

* - The financial data for most of the above companies is based on their press releases and is as of 12/31/2014. We will update the valuations when the companies make their SEC filings and more of the European hosters have released results.

 

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

Valuation of Public Hosting Companies - February 25, 2015

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 information and please see this post for how we calculate Enterprise Value.)  If you wish to get a sense for changes to valuations over time, here is a link to some of our past valuation summaries.

* - The financial data for most of the above companies is based on their press releases and is as of 12/31/2014. We will update the valuations when the companies make their SEC filings and more of the European hosters have released results.

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

Valuation of Public Hosting Companies - November 17, 2014

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.)

 * - 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.

Valuation of HostEurope's Third Offer for Iomart

It looks like the third time was the charm as Iomart, after rejecting HostEurope's first two offers, has entered into acquisition discussions based on HostEurope's third offer of 300 pence per share. In an earlier post we looked at the valuation of HostEurope's first two offers.  The current offer of 300 pence, by our figures, puts the Enterprise Value of Iomart at approximately GBP 350mm, approximately 15x 2014 fiscal EBITDA.  (Note that Iomart's fiscal year ended March 31, 2014 which likely makes the 15x EBITDA multiple higher than if it were based on current EBITDA.)

Please feel free to contact us with any questions. 

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 250 successful web hosting, ISP and related transactions and distributes a list of hosting and related companies that are for sale.

DISCLAIMER: This summary is for general information purposes and is not meant to be taken as financial advice, a recommendation to buy or sell companies or a comprehensive discussion of the risks involved in buying or selling a company. Please be sure to consult your legal and financial advisors when considering the purchase or sale of a business or completing other financial transactions. Cheval Capital assumes no responsibility or liability for any of the information contained herein.

Valuation of HostEurope Offers To Buy Iomart

Last week Iomart PLC (IOM.L) announced that it has rejected two purchase offers from Host Europe Holdings Ltd. 

The offers were at 275 pence and 285 pence or about 14x trailing EBITDA. For context, here is our most recent set of valuation estimates for other publicly traded hosters.

UK law gives HostEurope until August 21 to increase its offer or walk away.

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 250 successful web hosting, ISP and related transactions and distributes a list of hosting and related companies that are for sale.

DISCLAIMER: This summary is for general information purposes and is not meant to be taken as financial advice, a recommendation to buy or sell companies or a comprehensive discussion of the risks involved in buying or selling a company.  Please be sure to consult your legal and financial advisors when considering the purchase or sale of a business or completing other financial transactions.  Cheval Capital assumes no responsibility or liability for any of the information contained herein.

Valuation of Public Hosting Companies - June 10, 2014

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.)

* - Melbourne IT's large cash balance may distort the Enterprise Value calculation.

** - GoDaddy's recent S1 filing does not include valuation information.

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.

Valuation of Public Hosting Companies - March 19, 2014

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.)

Note - Melbourne IT's large cash balance may distort its valuation ratios.

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.

Valuation of Public Hosting Companies - February 21, 2014

 

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 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.

WIX IPO Valuation - Final

Congratulations to the folks at WIX on the completion of their IPO.  It was priced Wednesday at $16.50/share and closed yesterday at $16.56/share.  Our estimated valuation (assuming no exercise of the underwriters overallotment option) is an Enterprise Value of approximately $680 million, approximately 8x annualized revenues (based on the Q3 2013.) Their EBITDA is too low to produce a meaningful EBITDA multiple.

Wix is in the category of new shared hosters that have emerged over the last few years that feature an easy to use but advanced website design tool much like Weebly, SquareSpace, etc. These hosters offer use of their design tool for free and while some offer free basic hosting, all offer paid shared hosting services.  These services have been growing rapidly and represent one of the few strong growth sectors in shared hosting.

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.