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Cogent Communications Holdings, Inc.: Vacant Office Buildings Remain Material Headwind in Cogent's Third Quarter

Symbols
CCOI
Sector(s)
Communication Services
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Current Price
$58.37
Fair Value
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Summary

Cogent carries over one fifth of the world's Internet traffic over its network and is an Internet service provider for businesses. Cogent's corporate customers are in high-rise office buildings, and the firm provides them with two types of connections: dedicated Internet access, which connects them to the Internet, and virtual private networking, which offers an internal network for employees in different locations. Cogent's corporate customers are exclusively in North America and account for two thirds of the firm's revenue. Cogent's netcentric customers include Internet service providers and content providers, to which Cogent provides Internet transit. They hand traffic to Cogent in data centers and rely on Cogent to deliver it. About half of netcentric revenue is from outside the U.S.

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Analyst Profile

Matthew Dolgin

Equity Analyst
Matthew Dolgin is an equity analyst for Morningstar Research Services LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Morningstar, Inc. He covers companies in the technology sector.Before joining Morningstar in 2016, Dolgin was a compliance examiner for the National Futures Association.Dolgin holds a bachelor’s degree in kinesiology from Northern Illinois University, a master’s degree in business administration from the University of Notre Dame, and a juris doctor degree from the Illinois Institute of Technology’s Chicago-Kent College of Law. He holds the Chartered Financial Analyst® designation.