Data center service provider Equinix Inc. said Wednesday its third-quarter profit more than tripled as revenue grew thanks to solid demand.
The company earned $18.8 million, or 47 cents per share, up from a profit of $5.6 million, or 15 cents per share, in the same period a year earlier.
Revenue rose 24 percent to $227.6 million from $183.7 million.
Analysts, on average, were expecting a profit of 30 cents per share on sales of $224.1 million, according to a poll by Thomson Reuters.
For the full year, Equinix forecast sales of $875 million to $880 million. Analysts are expecting $872 million.
Separately, the company also agreed to buy Switch & Data Facilities Co. in a cash and stock deal worth about $689 million.
Shares fell $5.75, or 5.9 percent, to $93 in after-hours trading. The stock had closed down 44 cents at $97.75.