Rackspace Hosting, Inc. (RAX) - Financial and Strategic SWOT Analysis Review

  • ID: 1936404
  • SWOT Analysis
  • 37 pages
  • GlobalData
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Rackspace Hosting, Inc. (RAX) - Financial and Strategic SWOT Analysis Review provides you an in-depth strategic SWOT analysis of the company’s businesses and operations. The profile has been compiled by the publisher to bring to you a clear and an unbiased view of the company’s key strengths and weaknesses and the potential opportunities and threats. The profile helps you formulate strategies that augment your business by enabling you to understand your partners, customers and competitors better.

The profile contains critical company information including:

- Business description – A detailed description of the company’s operations and business divisions.
- Corporate strategy – Analyst’s summarization of the company’s business strategy.
- SWOT Analysis – A detailed analysis of the company’s strengths, weakness, opportunities and threats.
- Company history – Progression of key events associated with the company.
- Major products and services – A list of major products, services and brands of the company.
- Key competitors – A list of key competitors to the company.
- Key employees – A list of the key executives of the company.
- Executive biographies – A brief summary of the executives’ employment history.
- Key operational heads – A list of personnel heading key departments/functions.
- Important locations and subsidiaries – A list and contact details of key locations and subsidiaries of the company.
- Detailed financial ratios for the past five years – The latest financial ratios derived from the annual financial statements published by the company with 5 years history.
- Interim ratios for the last five interim periods – The latest financial ratios derived from the quarterly/semi-annual financial statements published by the company for 5 interims history.


Rackspace Hosting, Inc. (Rackspace) is a web hosting and managed network service provider, which offers information technology (IT) services, and manages web-based IT systems for small and medium-sized businesses and large enterprises. The company categorizes its products into four groups, namely, Public cloud, Dedicated cloud, Private cloud and Hybrid cloud. It also offers premium customer support service under the brand name Fanatical Support. Rackspace’s clouds are powered by VMware, Microsoft and OpenStack. The company has a direct presence in the UK, the Netherlands, Hong Kong, Switzerland, Australia, and Mexico. Rackspace is headquartered in San Antonio, Texas, the US.

Key benefits of buying this profile include:

You get detailed information about the company and its operations to identify potential customers and suppliers.
- The profile analyzes the company’s business structure, operations, major products and services, prospects, locations and subsidiaries, key executives and their biographies and key competitors.

Understand and respond to your competitors’ business structure and strategies, and capitalize on their weaknesses. Stay up to date on the major developments affecting the company.
- The company’s core strengths and weaknesses and areas of development or decline are analyzed and presented in the profile objectively. Recent developments in the company covered in the profile help you track important events.

Equip yourself with information that enables you to sharpen your strategies and transform your operations profitably.
- Opportunities that the company can explore and exploit are sized up and its growth potential assessed in the profile. Competitive and/or technological threats are highlighted.

Scout for potential investments and acquisition targets, with detailed insight into the companies’ strategic, financial and operational performance.
- Financial ratio presented for major public companies in the profile include the revenue trends, profitability, growth, margins and returns, liquidity and leverage, financial position and efficiency ratios.

Gain key insights into the company for academic or business research.
- Key elements such as SWOT analysis, corporate strategy and financial ratios and charts are incorporated in the profile to assist your academic or business research needs.

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List of Tables

List of Figures

Section 1 - About the Company

Rackspace Hosting, Inc. - Key Facts

Rackspace Hosting, Inc. - Key Employees

Rackspace Hosting, Inc. - Key Employee Biographies

Rackspace Hosting, Inc. - Major Products and Services

Rackspace Hosting, Inc. - History

Rackspace Hosting, Inc. - Company Statement

Rackspace Hosting, Inc. - Locations And Subsidiaries

Head Office

Other Locations & Subsidiaries

Section 2 – Company Analysis

Rackspace Hosting, Inc. - Business Description

Rackspace Hosting, Inc. - SWOT Analysis

SWOT Analysis - Overview

Rackspace Hosting, Inc. - Strengths

Strength - Open and Standard Technologies

Strength - Research and Development

Strength - Increasing Operational Performance

Rackspace Hosting, Inc. - Weaknesses

Weakness - Patent Infringement Concerns

Weakness - Debt Burden

Rackspace Hosting, Inc. - Opportunities

Opportunity - Positive Outlook: IT Services Market

Opportunity - Business Growth Initiatives

Opportunity - Growing Cloud Computing Markets

Rackspace Hosting, Inc. - Threats

Threat - Highly Competitive Market

Threat - Rapid Technological Changes

Threat - Security Breach

Rackspace Hosting, Inc. - Key Competitors

Section 3 – Company Financial Ratios

Financial Ratios - Capital Market Ratios

Financial Ratios - Annual Ratios

Performance Chart

Financial Performance

Financial Ratios - Interim Ratios

Financial Ratios - Ratio Charts

Section 4 – Appendix


Ratio Definitions

About us

Contact Us


List of Tables

Rackspace Hosting, Inc., Key Facts

Rackspace Hosting, Inc., Key Employees

Rackspace Hosting, Inc., Key Employee Biographies

Rackspace Hosting, Inc., Major Products and Services

Rackspace Hosting, Inc., History

Rackspace Hosting, Inc., Other Locations

Rackspace Hosting, Inc., Subsidiaries

Rackspace Hosting, Inc., Key Competitors

Rackspace Hosting, Inc., Ratios based on current share price

Rackspace Hosting, Inc., Annual Ratios

Rackspace Hosting, Inc., Interim Ratios

Currency Codes

Capital Market Ratios

Equity Ratios

Profitability Ratios

Cost Ratios

Liquidity Ratios

Leverage Ratios

Efficiency Ratios

List of Figures

Rackspace Hosting, Inc., Performance Chart (2011 - 2015)

Rackspace Hosting, Inc., Ratio Charts
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