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As I started my due diligence on Cyrusone (CONE), I was excited. Here was a stock that had a good story - it rents out space in datacenters, has a dividend yield and trades at a low valuation while showing decent growth.

Using Equinix (EQIX) and Rackspace Hosting (RAX) as comparables, I was pumped up. CONE was projecting $135 million in EBITDA for 2013 (at the midpoint of guidance). On a $445 million market capitalization with $277.7 million in net debt, it traded at an EV/EBITDA of just 5.4 times. Compare that to EQIX at 13 times or RAX at 15 times. This was a bargain and growing revenues at a...

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