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
Rick McConnell

Rick McConnell

President, Products & Development
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 Vice President, General Counsel & Corporate Secretary

Akamai Office Locations

Akamai has offices in Cambridge, Bellevue, Chicago, Dallas and in 12 other locations
Cambridge, US (HQ)
150 Broadway
Manchester, US
2015 Waumbec Mill 250 Commercial St
Atlanta, US
300 3715 Northside Pkwy NW
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 $609.2 m in Q1, 2017

Revenue (Q1, 2017)

609.2 m

Gross profit (Q1, 2017)

403.5 m

Gross profit margin (Q1, 2017), %


Net income (Q1, 2017)

80.9 m

EBIT (Q1, 2017)

115.2 m

Market capitalization (12-Oct-2017)

8.8 b

Cash (31-Mar-2017)

522.3 m
Akamai's current market capitalization is $8.8 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
USDQ2, 2014Q3, 2014Q1, 2015Q2, 2015Q3, 2015Q1, 2016Q2, 2016Q3, 2016Q1, 2017


476 m498 m540.7 m551 m567.7 m572.1 m584.1 m609.2 m

Cost of goods sold

149.3 m158.8 m179.9 m183.2 m194.7 m206.3 m204.5 m205.7 m

Gross profit

326.7 m339.2 m360.8 m367.8 m373 m365.8 m379.6 m403.5 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
USDQ2, 2014Q3, 2014Q1, 2015Q2, 2015Q3, 2015Q1, 2016Q2, 2016Q3, 2016Q1, 2017


254.2 m214.3 m332.6 m257.4 m256.5 m312.9 m326.6 m381.8 m522.3 m

Current Assets

1.2 b1.2 b1.2 b1.2 b1.2 b1.3 b1.4 b1.4 b1.4 b


536.6 m559.2 m666.1 m704.6 m734.5 m770.2 m786.8 m797.9 m824.7 m


1 b1 b1.1 b1.1 b1.1 b1.2 b1.2 b1.2 b1.2 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
USDQ2, 2014Q3, 2014Q1, 2015Q2, 2015Q3, 2015Q1, 2016Q2, 2016Q3, 2016Q1, 2017

Net Income

145.7 m236.8 m77.7 m144.9 m233 m74.9 m148.5 m224.5 m80.9 m

Depreciation and Amortization

112.2 m179.6 m70.5 m144.4 m219.2 m80.7 m165.8 m250.3 m86.5 m

Accounts Receivable

(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)

Accounts Payable

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


93.9 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 Market Value History

Akamai Revenue Breakdown

Akamai Job Categories

Akamai Median Salaries

Source: 814 public H-1B filings from Akamai

Traffic Overview of Akamai

Akamai Online and Social Media Presence

Akamai News and Updates

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.

DDoS attacks are back on the rise

Latest Akamai report reveals an increase in DDoS attacks over the last few months, with UK particularly targeted.

Akamai harnesses its massive online reach to fight hackers

Akamai Technologies Inc. is working to expand its cybersecurity portfolio in a bid to address companies’ growing concerns about hacking. The newest addition to the lineup is Enterprise Threat Protector, a cloud-based platform aimed at fending off attacks that exploit the Domain Name System at the fo…

YL Ventures Expands Advisory Board with Akamai and Imperva Executives for $75M Fund

PRESS RELEASE: YL Ventures, the Silicon Valley headquartered seed-stage venture capital firm investing in Israeli innovation, announces the expansion of its leadership team with another two market leading venture advisors, Andy Ellis, chief security...

How to Prepare for the Next Generation of Cyberattacks

This blog is an excerpt from GovLoop’s recent guide, “Tech Priorities for a Modern State and Local Government.” The post How to Prepare for the Next Generation of Cyberattacks appeared first on GovLoop.

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