Akamai is a provider of cloud services for delivering, optimizing and securing online content and business applications across any device. The Company helps enterprises accelerate innovation in the hyperconnected world by removing the complexities of technology so the client can focus on driving your business faster forward. Akamai enables enterprises to capitalize on market opportunities presented by trends like mobile and cloud while overcoming the challenges presented by security threats and the need to reach users globally.
Company Growth (employees)
Cambridge, US
Size (employees)
6,490 (est)
Akamai was founded in 1998 and is headquartered in Cambridge, US

Key People/Management at Akamai

Tom Leighton

Tom Leighton

Chief Executive Officer
Jim Benson

Jim Benson

Executive Vice President & Chief Financial Officer
James Gemmell

James Gemmell

Executive Vice President & Chief Human Resources Officer
Melanie Haratunian

Melanie Haratunian

Executive Advisor
Rick McConnell

Rick McConnell

President & General Manager, Web Division
Robert Blumofe

Robert Blumofe

Executive Vice President, Platform & General Manager, Enterprise Division
Adam Karon

Adam Karon

Executive Vice President & General Manager, Media and Carrier Divisions
Aaron Ahola

Aaron Ahola

Senior Vice President, General Counsel & Corporate Secretary
Mani Sundaram

Mani Sundaram

Senior Vice President, Global Services & Support
Bill Wheaton

Bill Wheaton

Executive Vice President & Chief Strategy Officer
Monique Bonner

Monique Bonner

Senior Vice President & Chief Marketing Officer

Akamai Office Locations

Akamai has offices in Cambridge, Bellevue, Chicago, Dallas and in 56 other locations
Cambridge, US (HQ)
150 Broadway
Atlanta, US
300 3715 Northside Pkwy NW
Ottawa, CA
343 Preston Street Suite 420
Paris, FR
119 121 Av. des Champs Elysées
Frankfurt, DE
Westhafenplatz 1
Addlestone, GB
Aviator Park, Building X1A Station Road
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Akamai Financials and Metrics

Akamai Financials

Akamai's revenue was reported to be $2.3 b in FY, 2016

Revenue (Q2, 2017)

608.9 m

Gross profit (Q2, 2017)

394.3 m

Gross profit margin (Q2, 2017), %


Net income (Q2, 2017)

57.8 m

EBIT (Q2, 2017)

87.2 m

Market capitalization (13-Dec-2017)

9.7 b

Cash (30-Jun-2017)

352.5 m
Akamai's current market capitalization is $9.7 b.
USDFY, 2011FY, 2012FY, 2013FY, 2014FY, 2015FY, 2016


1.2 b1.4 b1.6 b2 b2.2 b2.3 b

Revenue growth, %


Cost of goods sold

511.1 m610.9 m725.6 m809 m

Gross profit

1.1 b1.4 b1.5 b1.5 b
USDQ3, 2013Q1, 2014Q2, 2014Q3, 2014Q1, 2015Q2, 2015Q3, 2015Q1, 2016Q2, 2016Q3, 2016Q1, 2017Q2, 2017


395.8 m453.5 m476 m498 m540.7 m551 m567.7 m572.1 m584.1 m609.2 m608.9 m

Cost of goods sold

132 m139.6 m149.3 m158.8 m179.9 m183.2 m194.7 m206.3 m204.5 m205.7 m214.7 m

Gross profit

263.8 m313.9 m326.7 m339.2 m360.8 m367.8 m373 m365.8 m379.6 m403.5 m394.3 m

Gross profit Margin, %

USDY, 2009Y, 2010Y, 2011Y, 2012Y, 2013Y, 2014Y, 2015FY, 2016


181.3 m231.9 m559.2 m202 m333.9 m238.7 m289.5 m324.2 m


62.1 m129 m123.2 m104.3 m

Current Assets

1 b1.3 b1.3 b1.3 b


450.3 m601.6 m753.2 m801 m
USDQ3, 2013Q1, 2014Q2, 2014Q3, 2014Q1, 2015Q2, 2015Q3, 2015Q1, 2016Q2, 2016Q3, 2016Q1, 2017Q2, 2017


235 m248.7 m254.2 m214.3 m332.6 m257.4 m256.5 m312.9 m326.6 m381.8 m522.3 m352.5 m

Current Assets

910.6 m1.1 b1.2 b1.2 b1.2 b1.2 b1.2 b1.3 b1.4 b1.4 b1.4 b1.2 b


424.6 m503.6 m536.6 m559.2 m666.1 m704.6 m734.5 m770.2 m786.8 m797.9 m824.7 m856 m


751.3 m1.1 b1 b1 b1.1 b1.1 b1.1 b1.2 b1.2 b1.2 b1.2 b1.4 b
USDFY, 2013FY, 2014FY, 2015FY, 2016

Net Income

293.5 m333.9 m321.4 m316.1 m

Depreciation and Amortization

184.4 m247.4 m299.6 m334.3 m

Accounts Receivable

(67 m)(58 m)(56 m)3.4 m


(3.8 m)(61 m)7.1 m23.9 m
USDQ3, 2013Q1, 2014Q2, 2014Q3, 2014Q1, 2015Q2, 2015Q3, 2015Q1, 2016Q2, 2016Q3, 2016Q1, 2017Q2, 2017

Net Income

213.1 m72.8 m145.7 m236.8 m77.7 m144.9 m233 m74.9 m148.5 m224.5 m80.9 m138.7 m

Depreciation and Amortization

134.5 m53.5 m112.2 m179.6 m70.5 m144.4 m219.2 m80.7 m165.8 m250.3 m86.5 m175.7 m

Accounts Receivable

(51.3 m)(18.1 m)(41.3 m)(50.2 m)(32.6 m)(14.3 m)(40.7 m)15.9 m17.8 m22.5 m(30.1 m)(17.9 m)

Accounts Payable

43.7 m(22.5 m)21.5 m36.9 m(52.7 m)31.7 m26.1 m(32.4 m)12.3 m54.9 m(23.9 m)(17.5 m)
USDY, 2017


93.8 k

Financial Leverage

1.4 x
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Akamai Operating Metrics

Q1, 2014Q2, 2014Q3, 2014FY, 2014Q1, 2015Q2, 2015Q3, 2015FY, 2015Q1, 2016Q2, 2016Q3, 2016FY, 2016Q1, 2017



Servers Deployed

145 k150 k160 k170 k175 k190 k200 k200 k216 k219 k222 k200 k200 k

Networks Connected

1.2 k1.2 k1.2 k1.3 k1.3 k1.4 k1.4 k1.4 k1.5 k1.5 k1.6 k1.6 k

Patents (US)

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Akamai Acquisitions / Subsidiaries

Acquired CompanyDateDeal Size
NominumOctober 11, 2017

Akamai Market Value History

Akamai Revenue Breakdown

Akamai Median Salaries

Source: 814 public H-1B filings from Akamai

Akamai's Web-traffic and Trends

Akamai Online and Social Media Presence

Akamai News and Updates

UPDATE 2-Elliott takes stake in Akamai Tech, says shares undervalued

Dec 15 (Reuters) - Hedge fund Elliott Management disclosed a 6.5 percent stake in Akamai Technologies on Friday, and said the company's $9.7 billion market value did not reflect the uses of its platform, which speeds up content delivery over the internet.

Content Delivery Network (CDN) Security Software Market 2017 Global Analysis By key Players – Akamai Technologies, Amazon Web Services, Arbor Networks, Microsoft

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Preparing for the Coming Hacks

In July, HBO’s media content library was hacked when 1.5 TB of data was illegally accessed and downloaded, including unaired episodes of “Ballers,” “Barry,” “Insecure,” and “Room 104,” plus a script for an unaired episode of “Game of Thrones.”

Web app attacks rise as IoT botnet threat increases once again

Latest Akamai security report predicts possible return of IoT botnets as the holiday season approaches.

Protecting Against Threats in a Changing Cyber Landscape

As organizations and citizen users increasingly depend on websites, mobile computing and web-based applications, they become exposed to greater privacy and security risks. Because of the open infrastructure of the Internet and the growing availability of hacking tools, almost anyone can carry out a …

Distributed cloud delivery company Akamai is buying DNS specialist Nominum

Akamai, a prominent player in distributed content delivery, is buying privately-owned DNS specialist in order to boost its security offering and its telco channel.
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