Equity Research Report: GDS Holdings
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Equity Research Report: GDS Holdings

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Equity Research Report: GDS Holdings

Technology Author:Hang Yang Oct 28, 2020 04:16 PM (GMT+8)

ContributorsIvan Platonov

EditorLuke Sheehan


CopyrightEqualOcean Intelligence



Rocketing demand for data storage services and high capital cost entry barriers will protect the company's dominant position in China; market competition will intensify.


  • The company is facing sheer industry tailwinds – the countrywide 5G rollout, cloud adoption and broad digitalization processes in China; combined, these factors will result in tremendous demand for data storage.
  • We expect GDS to further improve its cost structure, driving the margins up.
  • China's attempts to develop REIT-related regulations will be beneficial for the entire data center industry.
  • EqualOcean is bullish on most Chinese data center stocks. Here, we initiate coverage of GDS, allocating a market weight rating.


  • 1Business overview
  • 2Growth drivers
  • 3Risks and perils
  • 4Valuation



In this report

13 Charts

Dissect the company's fundamental comprehensively

20 Charts

Demonstrate GDS's growth momentum

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