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Macquarie Telecom: the data centre business is a real growth engine

Macquarie Telecom: the data centre business is a real growth engine

Founded 27 years ago, Macquarie Telecom (ASX:MAQ) is an Australian data centre, cloud, cyber security and telecom company for mid to large business and government customers. Gary recently spoke with Chief Executive Officer, David Tudehope to discuss business and the investments the company’s making to extend its growth horizon.

With guidance for profitability for the 2020 year re-affirmed at between $63-$66 million EBITDA, MAQ has had a strong track record of consistent profit growth.  MAQ has successfully expanded from a telco, to a supplier of critical technology and datacentre capability to Australian business and Government.

With the continued demand from Federal Government Agencies for cybersecurity and secure cloud has given the Government business great confidence in its future. Looking ahead, the company is focused on capturing the growing demand for Cloud delivered Technology by expanding investment in its data centre  assets in the hot Sydney market, taking its data centre footprint capacity there from 10 MW up to 43MW, a significant multi-million dollar investment that should drive growth for years to come.

The Macquarie story is a compelling tale of passionate people with the drive to make a difference and innovate.

“Macquarie Telecom focuses on customer experience. Our whole reason for being, our purpose, is to make a difference in markets that are underserved and overcharged. In the world of data centres, customers, because you’re taking their most valuable assets, the things you can do to support them in the night, on the weekends when their staff are not onsite and not available, makes all the difference. So, for us, we think customer experience is the standout and it’s the one that really generates the incentive for customers” David Tudehope

If you are interested in hearing more about Macquarie Telecom, Gary joined Chris Judd on Talk Ya Book to discuss the huge tailwinds working in the company’s favour: Macquarie Telecom – a sector exposed to huge tailwinds

The Montgomery Small Companies Fund own shares in Macquarie Telecom. This video was prepared 09 July with the information we have today, and our view may change. It does not constitute formal advice or professional investment advice. If you wish to trade Macquarie Telecom you should seek financial advice.


Gary Rollo is the Portfolio Manager of the Montgomery Small Companies Fund. Gary joined Montgomery in August 2019 after spending three years at MHOR Asset Management in Sydney as a Founder and Portfolio Manager. Prior to this, Gary was a Portfolio Manager at Renaissance Asset Manager in Sydney for six years. Before moving to Australia, Gary spent five years in London running Morgan Stanley’s Technology Sector Equity Research Team, as well as two years covering technology companies for JP Morgan.

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  1. Richard Swanson

    Hi Gary
    I remember hearing you mention your interest in Big TinCan Holdings six or so months ago. Do you still have an interest in this company and if so what are the chances of doing a CEO discussion with this company.

    Richard Swanson

    • Richard. Thanks for your comment. Yes we continue to hold BTH, and we have approached them to see if they’d be interested in an appearance on the Small Caps CEO Series – we haven’t been able to convene diaries yet, hopefully soon. G

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