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Equinix: 1Q Earnings Snapshot

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

The Redwood City, California-based real estate investment trust said it had funds from operations of $488.1 million, or $5.95 per share, in the period.

The average estimate of seven analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for funds from operations of $5.60 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 $118.1 million, or $1.44 per share.

The data center operator, based in Redwood City, California, posted revenue of $1.36 billion in the period, also exceeding Street forecasts. Ten analysts surveyed by Zacks expected $1.35 billion.

Equinix expects full-year funds from operations in the range of $22.37 to $22.73 per share, with revenue in the range of $5.55 billion to $5.6 billion.

The company's shares have climbed 28% since the beginning of the year. In the final minutes of trading on Wednesday, shares hit $450.01, an increase of slightly more than 6% in the last 12 months.

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