InterXion Holding N.V. Stock Downgraded (INXN)

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NEW YORK ( TheStreet) -- InterXion Holding N.V (NYSE: INXN) has been downgraded by TheStreet Ratings from buy to hold. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its robust revenue growth, largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures and good cash flow from operations. However, as a counter to these strengths, we also find weaknesses including unimpressive growth in net income and feeble growth in the company's earnings per share.

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Highlights from the ratings report include:
  • The revenue growth greatly exceeded the industry average of 9.8%. Since the same quarter one year prior, revenues rose by 37.2%. This growth in revenue does not appear to have trickled down to the company's bottom line, displayed by a decline in earnings per share.
  • The debt-to-equity ratio is somewhat low, currently at 0.77, and is less than that of the industry average, implying that there has been a relatively successful effort in the management of debt levels.
  • Compared to its closing price of one year ago, INXN's share price has jumped by 28.75%, exceeding the performance of the broader market during that same time frame. Setting our sights on the months ahead, however, we feel that the stock's sharp appreciation over the last year has driven it to a price level which is now relatively expensive compared to the rest of its industry. The implication is that its reduced upside potential is not good enough to warrant further investment at this time.
  • INTERXION HOLDING NV's earnings per share declined by 42.1% in the most recent quarter compared to the same quarter a year ago. This company has reported somewhat volatile earnings recently. We feel it is likely to report a decline in earnings in the coming year. During the past fiscal year, INTERXION HOLDING NV increased its bottom line by earning $0.60 versus $0.49 in the prior year. For the next year, the market is expecting a contraction of 10.0% in earnings ($0.54 versus $0.60).
  • The company, on the basis of change in net income from the same quarter one year ago, has significantly underperformed when compared to that of the S&P 500 and the IT Services industry. The net income has significantly decreased by 36.6% when compared to the same quarter one year ago, falling from $13.10 million to $8.31 million.
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InterXion Holding N.V. provides carrier-neutral colocation data center services in Europe. It enables its customers to connect to a range of telecommunications carriers, Internet service providers, and other customers. The company has a P/E ratio of 45, above the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. InterXion Holding N.V has a market cap of $1.59 billion and is part of the technology sector and internet industry. Shares are down 1.8% year to date as of the close of trading on Friday.

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-- Written by a member of TheStreet Ratings Staff

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