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424B5
EQUINIX INC filed this Form 424B5 on 02/28/2019
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Risk Factors

An investment in our common stock involves certain risks. You should carefully consider the risk factors described under “Risk Factors” in our most recent Annual Report on Form 10-K, as well as the other information included or incorporated by reference in this prospectus supplement and the accompanying prospectus, before making an investment decision. Additional risks and uncertainties not now known to us or that we now deem immaterial may also adversely affect our business or financial performance. Our business, financial condition, results of operations or cash flows could be materially adversely affected by any of these risks. The market or trading price of the common stock could decline and our ability to pay dividends may be negatively affected due to any of these risks or other factors, and you may lose all or part of your investment.

Additional Risks Related to Our Common Stock

The market price of our common stock may continue to be highly volatile, and the value of an investment in our common stock may decline.

The market price of our common stock has been and may continue to be highly volatile. From January 1, 2017 to February 27, 2019, our stock has had low and high closing sales prices in the range of $339.02 to $492.98 per share. General economic and market conditions, and market conditions for equity securities of telecommunications and REIT issuers in particular, may affect the market price of our common stock.

Announcements by us or others, or speculations about our future plans, may also have a significant impact on the market price of our common stock.

Factors that may affect the market price of our common stock include:

 

   

our operating results or forecasts;

 

   

new issuances of equity, debt or convertible debt by us, including issuances under our “at-the-market” program;

 

   

increases in market interest rates and changes in other general market and economic conditions, including inflationary concerns;

 

   

changes to our capital allocation, tax planning or business strategy;

 

   

our continued qualification for taxation as a REIT and our declaration of distributions to our stockholders;

 

   

changes in U.S. or foreign tax laws;

 

   

changes in management or key personnel;

 

   

developments in our relationships with corporate customers;

 

   

announcements by our customers or competitors;

 

   

changes in regulatory policy or interpretation;

 

   

governmental investigations;

 

   

changes in the ratings of our debt or stock by rating agencies or securities analysts;

 

   

our purchase or development of real estate and/or additional data centers;

 

   

our acquisitions of complementary businesses;

 

   

the operational performance of our data centers;

 

   

global acts of terrorism or other natural or man-made acts or events; or

 

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