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- Also the report provides relevant news, an analysis of PR-activity, and stock price movements. The latter are correlated with pertinent news and press releases, and annual and quarterly forecasts are given by a variety of experts and market research firms. Such information creates your awareness about principal trends of Rackspace Hosting, Inc business.
About Rackspace Hosting, Inc
Rackspace Hosting, Inc. operates in the hosting and cloud computing industry. The company provides information technology (IT) as a service, managing Web-based IT systems for small and medium-sized businesses, as well as large enterprises worldwide.
The company sells a suite of hosting and cloud computing offerings, all backed by its brand of customer service known as Fanatical Support.
Dedicated Hosting: Dedicated hosting delivers a customer-specific, allocated server, located in its business-class data centers. The companys customers have administrator privileges and are responsible for administrative functions. It provides a customer management portal and other management tools.
Managed Hosting: The companys core service offering is managed hosting. This service removes the burden of managing the data center, network, hardware devices, and operating system software from the customer.
Private Cloud: The company offers a Private Cloud service that allows large enterprises to virtualize their IT environments. Its Private Cloud provides the cost benefits of a virtualized infrastructure combined with the control and security advantages of hardware.
Managed Colocation: Managed Colocation serves the demand of technical customers who require ordering and provisioning support. The company manages the data centers, networks, and standard hardware devices. Its managed colocation service is often combined with traditional managed hosting, allowing customers to specify service levels for each hosting service component.
Cloud Hosting: The companys cloud hosting services allow businesses to run their applications, similar to managed hosting, but using the new technologies of cloud computing. There are multiple varieties of cloud hosting services that are priced on a pay-per-use basis and that can be scaled up or down on-demand. The company offers Cloud Servers, Cloud Files, and Cloud Sites. Cloud Servers allow customers to purchase slices of servers, load their applications onto those virtual servers, and pay only for the capacity they use. Cloud Files allow customers to purchase storage services by the gigabyte. Cloud Sites allow customers to deploy their applications to a cluster of servers that would scale processing on-demand and as required by the application.
Cloud Applications: This cloud category, often called software-as-a-service, delivers applications provisioned and ready for end-customers to use. These services require limited support from the customers IT department, and they remove the IT burden and expense of managing and maintaining software and hardware. The company offers email, collaboration, and file back-up cloud applications.
Hybrid Hosting: The company offers Hybrid Hosting, a suite of hosting and cloud computing services that can be combined to address the changing and various needs of its customers.
Do-it-Yourself Solutions: The companys competitors include AT&T, Equinix, SAVVIS, and Switch & Data.
IT Outsourcing Providers: The company's competitors include CSC, EDS, and IBM.
Hosting and Cloud Computing Providers: The company's competitors include AT&T, British Telecom, SAVVIS, Terremark, The Planet, and Verio. It also faces competition from technology companies, such as Amazon, Microsoft, Google, IBM, and Salesforce.com, who are making investments in cloud computing.
On April 19, 2010, Acquia Inc. and Rackspace Hosting, Inc. have announced that they have entered into an agreement enabling both companies to deliver a range of solutions to their customers. Acquia would provide Enterprise-class Drupal support, remote administration and global training for Rackspace, and Rackspace would serve as a partner to Acquia for Enterprise hosting services.
The company was founded in 1998. It was formerly known as Rackspace.com, Inc. and changed its name to Rackspace Hosting, Inc. in 2008.
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1. RACKSPACE HOSTING, INC COMPANY PROFILE
1.1. Key facts
1.2. Financial Performance
1.3. Key Executives
1.4. Ownership and Major Holders
1.5. Company History
2. RACKSPACE HOSTING, INC BUSINESS OVERVIEW
2.1. Business Description
2.2. Major Products and Services
2.3. Markets and Sales Activities
2.4. Locations, Subsidiaries, Operating Units
3. RACKSPACE HOSTING, INC SWOT ANALYSIS
4. RACKSPACE HOSTING, INC FINANCIAL ANALYSIS
4.1. Financial Statements
4.1.1. Income Statement
4.1.2. Balance Sheet
4.1.3. Cash Flow
4.2. Financial Ratios
4.2.2. Margin Analysis
4.2.3. Asset Turnover
4.2.4. Credit Ratios
4.2.5. Long-Term Solvency
4.2.6. Growth Over Prior Year
4.2.7. Financial Ratios Charts
4.3. Stock Market Snapshot
5. RACKSPACE HOSTING, INC COMPETITORS AND INDUSTRY ANALYSIS
5.1. Rackspace Hosting, Inc Direct Competitors
5.2. Comparison of Rackspace Hosting, Inc and Direct Competitors Financial Ratios
5.3. Comparison of Rackspace Hosting, Inc and Direct Competitors Stock Charts
5.4. Rackspace Hosting, Inc Industry Analysis
5.4.1. Software and Technology Services Industry Snapshot
5.4.2. Rackspace Hosting, Inc Industry Position Analysis
6. RACKSPACE HOSTING, INC NEWS & EVENTS
6.1. News & PR Activity Analysis
6.2. IR Corporate News
6.3. Marketing News
6.4. Corporate Events
7. RACKSPACE HOSTING, INC EXPERTS REVIEW1
7.1. Experts Opinion
7.2. Experts Estimates
8. RACKSPACE HOSTING, INC ENHANCED SWOT ANALYSIS2
9. UNITED STATES PESTEL ANALYSIS2
9.1. Political Factors
9.2. Economic Factors
9.3. Social Factors
9.4. Technological Factors
9.5. Environmental Factors
9.6. Legal Factors
10. RACKSPACE HOSTING, INC IFE, EFE, IE MATRICES2
10.1. Internal Factor Evaluation Matrix
10.2. External Factor Evaluation Matrix
10.3. Internal External Matrix
11. RACKSPACE HOSTING, INC PORTER FIVE FORCES ANALYSIS2
12. RACKSPACE HOSTING, INC VRIO ANALYSIS2
APPENDIX: RATIO DEFINITIONS
LIST OF TABLES
Rackspace Hosting, Inc Key Facts
Income Statement Key Figures
Balance Sheet Key Figures
Cash Flow Statement Key Figures
Financial Performance Abbreviation Guide
Rackspace Hosting, Inc Key Executives
Key Executives Biographies1
Key Executives Compensations1
Rackspace Hosting, Inc Major Shareholders
Rackspace Hosting, Inc History
Rackspace Hosting, Inc Products
Revenues by Segment
Revenues by Region
Rackspace Hosting, Inc Offices and Representations
Rackspace Hosting, Inc SWOT Analysis
Yearly Income Statement Including Trends
Income Statement Latest 4 Quarters Including Trends
Yearly Balance Sheet Including Trends
Balance Sheet Latest 4 Quarters Including Trends
Yearly Cash Flow Including Trends
Cash Flow Latest 4 Quarters Including Trends
Rackspace Hosting, Inc Profitability Ratios
Margin Analysis Ratios
Asset Turnover Ratios
Long-Term Solvency Ratios
Financial Ratios Growth Over Prior Year
Rackspace Hosting, Inc Capital Market Snapshot
Rackspace Hosting, Inc Direct Competitors Key Facts
Direct Competitors Profitability Ratios
Direct Competitors Margin Analysis Ratios
Direct Competitors Asset Turnover Ratios
Direct Competitors Credit Ratios
Direct Competitors Long-Term Solvency Ratios
Software and Technology Services Industry Statistics
Rackspace Hosting, Inc Industry Position
Company vs. Industry Income Statement Analysis
Company vs. Industry Balance Sheet Analysis
Company vs. Industry Cash Flow Analysis
Company vs. Industry Ratios Comparison
Rackspace Hosting, Inc Consensus Recommendations1
Analyst Recommendation Summary1
Price Target Summary1
Experts Recommendation Trends1
Revenue Estimates Analysis1
Earnings Estimates Analysis1
Revenue Estimates Trend1
Earnings Estimates Trend1
LIST OF FIGURES
Rackspace Hosting, Inc Annual Revenues in Comparison with Cost of Goods Sold and Gross Profit
Profit Margin Chart
Operating Margin Chart
Return on Equity (ROE) Chart
Return on Assets (ROA) Chart
Debt to Equity Chart
Current Ratio Chart
Rackspace Hosting, Inc 1-year Stock Charts
Rackspace Hosting, Inc 5-year Stock Charts
Rackspace Hosting, Inc vs. Main Indexes 1-year Stock Chart
Rackspace Hosting, Inc vs. Direct Competitors 1-year Stock Charts
Rackspace Hosting, Inc Article Density Chart
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SWOT, which stands for Strengths, Weaknesses, Opportunities and Threats, is an analytical framework that identifies the internal and external factors that are favorable and unfavorable for a company.
Enhanced SWOT Analysis
Enhanced SWOT is a 3×3 grid that arranges strengths, weaknesses, opportunities and threats into one scheme:
- How to use the strengths to take advantage of the opportunities?
- How to use the strengths to reduce likelihood and impact of the threats?
- How to overcome the weaknesses that obstruct taking advantage of the opportunities?
- How to overcome the weaknesses that can make the threats a reality?
Upon answering these questions a company can develop a project plan to improve its business performance.
PESTEL (also termed as PESTLE) is an ideal tool to strategically analyze what influence different outside factors – political, economic, sociocultural, technological, environmental and legal – exert on a business to later chart its long term targets.
Being part of the external analysis when carrying out a strategic assessment or performing a market study, PESTEL gives an overview of diverse macro-environmental factors that any company should thoughtfully consider. By perceiving these outside environments, businesses can maximally benefit from the opportunities while minimizing the threats to the organization.
Key Factors Examined by PESTEL Analysis:
- Political – What opportunities and pressures are brought by political bodies and what is the degree of public regulations’ impact on the business?
- Economic – What economic policies, trends and structures are expected to affect the organization, what is this influence’s degree?
- Sociological – What cultural and societal aspects will work upon the demand for the business’s products and operations?
- Technological – What impact do the technological aspects, innovations, incentives and barriers have on the organization?
- Environmental – What environmental and ecological facets, both locally and farther afield, are likely to predetermine the business?
- Legal – What laws and legislation will exert influence on the style the business is carried out?
IFE, EFE, IE Matrices
The Internal Factor Evaluation matrix (IFE matrix) is a strategic management tool helping audit or evaluate major weaknesses and strengths in a business’s functional areas. In addition, IFE matrix serves as a basis for identifying and assessing relationships amongst those areas. The IFE matrix is utilised in strategy formulation.
The External Factor Evaluation matrix (EFE matrix) is a tool of strategic management that is typically utilised to assess current market conditions. It is an ideal instrument for visualising and prioritising the threats and opportunities a firm is facing.
The essential difference between the above mentioned matrices lies in the type of factors incorporated in the model; whilst the latter is engaged in internal factors, the former deals exceptionally with external factors – those exposed to social, political, economic, legal, etc. external forces.
Being a continuation of the EFE matrix and IFE matrix models, the Internal External matrix (IE matrix) rests upon an investigation of external and internal business factors integrated into one suggestive model.
Porter Five Forces Analysis
The Porter’s five forces analysis studies the industry of operation and helps the company find new sources of competitive advantage. The analysis surveys an industry through five major questions:
- What composes a threat of substitute products and services?
- Is there a threat of new competitors entering the market?
- What is the intensity of competitive rivalry?
- How big is the bargaining power of buyers?
- How significant is the bargaining power of suppliers?
VRIO stands for Value, Rarity, Imitability, Organization. This analysis helps to evaluate all company’s resources and capabilities and bring them together into one aggregate table that includes:
- Tangible resources
- Intangible resources
- Innovation and Creativity
- Organizational capabilities
The result of the analysis gives a clear picture of company’s competitive and economic implications, answering the questions if the resources mentioned above are:
- Costly to imitate?
- Organized properly?