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Executive Summary

CyrusOne (NASDAQ: CONE) is a premier global REIT specializing in design, construction and operation of more than 50 high-performance data centers worldwide. More Details

Snowflake Analysis

Mediocre balance sheet with moderate growth potential.

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Share Price & News

How has CyrusOne's share price performed over time and what events caused price changes?

Latest Share Price and Events

Stable Share Price: CONE is less volatile than 75% of US stocks over the past 3 months, typically moving +/- 4% a week.

Volatility Over Time: CONE's weekly volatility (4%) has been stable over the past year.

Market Performance

7 Day Return






US Market

1 Year Return






US Market

Return vs Industry: CONE exceeded the US REITs industry which returned -7.6% over the past year.

Return vs Market: CONE underperformed the US Market which returned 22.7% over the past year.

Shareholder returns

7 Day-2.3%-1.2%0.7%
30 Day-3.6%6.9%11.8%
90 Day-14.5%1.6%8.6%
1 Year8.6%5.2%-4.9%-8.7%25.0%22.2%
3 Year29.7%17.9%19.1%5.0%49.4%39.5%
5 Year124.1%91.0%48.7%18.9%100.2%78.1%

Long-Term Price Volatility Vs. Market

How volatile is CyrusOne's share price compared to the market and industry in the last 5 years?

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Is CyrusOne undervalued compared to its fair value and its price relative to the market?


Undervalued compared to fair value

Share Price vs. Fair Value

Below Fair Value: CONE ($68.51) is trading below our estimate of fair value ($118.88)

Significantly Below Fair Value: CONE is trading below fair value by more than 20%.

Price To Earnings Ratio

PE vs Industry: CONE is unprofitable, so we can't compare its PE Ratio to the US REITs industry average.

PE vs Market: CONE is unprofitable, so we can't compare its PE Ratio to the US market.

Price to Earnings Growth Ratio

PEG Ratio: Insufficient data to calculate CONE's PEG Ratio to determine if it is good value.

Price to Book Ratio

PB vs Industry: CONE is overvalued based on its PB Ratio (3.2x) compared to the US REITs industry average (1.6x).

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Future Growth

How is CyrusOne forecast to perform in the next 1 to 3 years based on estimates from 18 analysts?


Forecasted annual earnings growth

Earnings and Revenue Growth Forecasts

Analyst Future Growth Forecasts

Earnings vs Savings Rate: CONE is forecast to become profitable over the next 3 years, which is considered faster growth than the savings rate (2.2%).

Earnings vs Market: CONE is forecast to become profitable over the next 3 years, which is considered above average market growth.

High Growth Earnings: CONE's is expected to become profitable in the next 3 years.

Revenue vs Market: CONE's revenue (9.6% per year) is forecast to grow slower than the US market (10.2% per year).

High Growth Revenue: CONE's revenue (9.6% per year) is forecast to grow slower than 20% per year.

Earnings per Share Growth Forecasts

Future Return on Equity

Future ROE: CONE's Return on Equity is forecast to be low in 3 years time (4.1%).

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Past Performance

How has CyrusOne performed over the past 5 years?


Historical annual earnings growth

Earnings and Revenue History

Quality Earnings: CONE is currently unprofitable.

Growing Profit Margin: CONE is currently unprofitable.

Past Earnings Growth Analysis

Earnings Trend: CONE is unprofitable, but has reduced losses over the past 5 years at a rate of 7.5% per year.

Accelerating Growth: Unable to compare CONE's earnings growth over the past year to its 5-year average as it is currently unprofitable

Earnings vs Industry: CONE is unprofitable, making it difficult to compare its past year earnings growth to the REITs industry (2%).

Return on Equity

High ROE: CONE has a negative Return on Equity (-1.14%), as it is currently unprofitable.

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Financial Health

How is CyrusOne's financial position?

Financial Position Analysis

Short Term Liabilities: CONE's short term assets ($485.4M) exceed its short term liabilities ($216.5M).

Long Term Liabilities: CONE's short term assets ($485.4M) do not cover its long term liabilities ($3.9B).

Debt to Equity History and Analysis

Debt Level: CONE's debt to equity ratio (124.2%) is considered high.

Reducing Debt: CONE's debt to equity ratio has increased from 116.9% to 124.2% over the past 5 years.

Balance Sheet

Cash Runway Analysis

For companies that have on average been loss making in the past we assess whether they have at least 1 year of cash runway.

Stable Cash Runway: Whilst unprofitable CONE has sufficient cash runway for more than 3 years if it maintains its current positive free cash flow level.

Forecast Cash Runway: CONE is unprofitable but has sufficient cash runway for more than 3 years, due to free cash flow being positive and growing by 26.1% per year.

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What is CyrusOne current dividend yield, its reliability and sustainability?


Current Dividend Yield

Upcoming Dividend Payment

Dividend Yield vs Market

Notable Dividend: CONE's dividend (2.98%) is higher than the bottom 25% of dividend payers in the US market (1.48%).

High Dividend: CONE's dividend (2.98%) is low compared to the top 25% of dividend payers in the US market (4.14%).

Stability and Growth of Payments

Stable Dividend: Whilst dividend payments have been stable, CONE has been paying a dividend for less than 10 years.

Growing Dividend: CONE's dividend payments have increased, but the company has only paid a dividend for 8 years.

Current Payout to Shareholders

Dividend Coverage: With its reasonable payout ratio (56.3%), CONE's dividend payments are covered by earnings.

Future Payout to Shareholders

Future Dividend Coverage: CONE's dividends in 3 years are forecast to be well covered by earnings (48.4% payout ratio).

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How experienced are the management team and are they aligned to shareholders interests?


Average management tenure


Bruce Duncan (68 yo)



Mr. Bruce W. Duncan serves as Senior Advisor at KKR & Co. Inc. He had been Director of Marriott International, Inc., since September 23, 2016 until July 22, 2020. Mr. Duncan serves as President, Chief Exec...

Leadership Team

Robert Jackson
Executive VP5.33yrsUS$1.66m0.013%
$ 1.1m
Diane Morefield
$ 1.9m
Bruce Duncan
President0.42yrno data0.071%
$ 5.9m
Katherine Motlagh
Executive VP & CFO0.17yrno data0.015%
$ 1.2m
John Hatem
Executive Vice President & COO0.17yrno datano data
Mark Skomal
Senior VP & Chief Accounting Officer2.25yrsno data0.0013%
$ 103.1k
Bill Williams
Chief Information Officer1.42yrsno datano data
Michael Schafer
Vice Presidentno datano datano data
Brent Behrman
Executive Vice President of Sales0.33yrno datano data
Jonathan Schildkraut
Executive VP & Chief Strategy Officer3.67yrsno datano data
Matthew Pullen
Executive VP & MD of Europe2.33yrsno datano data
Brian Doricko
Vice President for Strategic Accounts2.67yrsno datano data


Average Tenure


Average Age

Experienced Management: CONE's management team is not considered experienced ( 1.4 years average tenure), which suggests a new team.

Board Members

Bruce Duncan
President0.42yrno data0.071%
$ 5.9m
William Sullivan
Independent Director7.92yrsUS$225.01k0.028%
$ 2.3m
T. Nielsen
Independent Director7.92yrsUS$220.01k0.022%
$ 1.8m
Alex Shumate
Non-Executive Chairman & Lead Independent Director6.5yrsUS$307.51k0.027%
$ 2.2m
John Gamble
Independent Director6.58yrsUS$210.01k0.019%
$ 1.6m
Lynn Wentworth
Independent Director6.58yrsUS$242.51k0.019%
$ 1.6m
Michael Klayko
Independent Director4.58yrsUS$232.51k0.0075%
$ 615.5k
David Ferdman
Independent Director7.92yrsUS$207.51k0.079%
$ 6.5m


Average Tenure


Average Age

Experienced Board: CONE's board of directors are considered experienced (6.6 years average tenure).


Who are the major shareholders and have insiders been buying or selling?

Insider Trading Volume

Insider Buying: Insufficient data to determine if insiders have bought more shares than they have sold in the past 3 months.

Recent Insider Transactions

Ownership Breakdown

Dilution of Shares: Shareholders have been diluted in the past year, with total shares outstanding growing by 6.4%.

Top Shareholders

Company Information

CyrusOne Inc.'s company bio, employee growth, exchange listings and data sources

Key Information

  • Name: CyrusOne Inc.
  • Ticker: CONE
  • Exchange: NasdaqGS
  • Founded: 2012
  • Industry: Specialized REITs
  • Sector: Real Estate
  • Market Cap: US$8.250b
  • Shares outstanding: 120.42m
  • Website:

Number of Employees


  • CyrusOne Inc.
  • 2850 N Harwood
  • St., Suite 2200
  • Dallas
  • Texas
  • 75201
  • United States


TickerExchangePrimary SecuritySecurity TypeCountryCurrencyListed on
CONENasdaqGS (Nasdaq Global Select)YesCommon StockUSUSDJan 2013
RCYDB (Deutsche Boerse AG)YesCommon StockDEEURJan 2013


CyrusOne (NASDAQ: CONE) is a premier global REIT specializing in design, construction and operation of more than 50 high-performance data centers worldwide. The Company provides mission-critical facilities...

Company Analysis and Financial Data Status

All financial data provided by Standard & Poor's Capital IQ.
DataLast Updated (UTC time)
Company Analysis2020/12/03 00:26
End of Day Share Price2020/12/02 00:00
Annual Earnings2019/12/31

Unless specified all financial data is based on a yearly period but updated quarterly. This is known as Trailing Twelve Month (TTM) or Last Twelve Month (LTM) Data. Learn more here.