It’s been a year to remember for NEXTDC as the data centre operator continues its march onwards and upwards.
The company today revealed its financial results for the full year ended 30 June 2018 (FY18).
While the company’s profits have dropped from FY17, revenue and capital expenditure have both significantly risen – signalling the company’s intentions for expansion.
The main figures from these results include:
“We’re very pleased to report today’s results, with the Company achieving FY18 revenue and EBITDA above the top end of its upgraded guidance range,” says NEXTDC chief executive officer Craig Scroggie.
“These results demonstrate NEXTDC’s continued strong growth and when combined with pro forma liquidity of more than $1 billion, the Company is extremely well placed to continue taking advantage of exciting growth opportunities.”
In terms of the business performance, the company is certainly in good stead with contracted utilisation up 28 percent to 40.2MW, number of customers up 26 percent to 972, interconnection (cross connects) up 37 percent to 8,671, and its partner ecosystem now exceeding 470 technology partners.
“We continue to experience strong demand for NEXTDC’s premium data centre services, with the Company experiencing not only strong growth in contracted utilisation, but also adding a record number of more than 2,300 interconnections during FY18,” says Scroggie.
“Furthermore, with NEXTDC currently in advanced negotiations in relation to further large customer opportunities, we expect to carry this strong momentum into FY19.”
The company has certainly been busy over the last 12 months, with some of the highlights including:
NEXTDC also announced a number of industry standard achievements, including its B2 and M2 facilities being the first colocation data centres in Asia Pacific to attain the Uptime Institute Tier IV Certification of Constructed Facility (TCCF).
“I am incredibly proud of the outstanding milestones achieved by our team in FY18 and NEXTDC continues to raise the bar for the industry,” says Scroggie.
“The past twelve months has seen the Company deliver Australia’s first UTI certified Tier IV constructed facilities, deliver the industry’s most efficient NABERS 5-star designed data centres that certify record low PUEs as well as demonstrate operational excellence via UTI Tier III Gold Certification of Operational Sustainability across P1 and S1 and now delivering another benchmark first with UTI Tier IV Gold Certification of Operational Sustainability for B2.”