Crown Castle International Corp

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    Glenview Capital lowers position in Crown Castle International

    In 4Q14, Glenview Capital lowered its position in Crown Castle (CCI). CCI accounts for 0.34% of the fund’s total 4Q14 portfolio, down from 3.40% in 3Q14.

    By Diana Key
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    Crown Castle’s Q3 2018 Earnings Driven by 5G, Mobile, Internet

    Crown Castle (CCI) is set to report Q3 2018 results on October 17. Expanding its small-cell footprint could drive its top and bottom lines.

    By Anirudha Bhagat
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    What to Expect from Crown Castle’s Q2 Results

    Crown Castle International (CCI) is scheduled to announce its second-quarter earnings results on Wednesday after the market closes.

    By Sushree Mohanty
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    How American Tower’s Valuation Stacks Up against Its Peers’

    Based on its trailing-12-month price-to-AFFO ratio, American Tower is trading at a discount to its main competitor Crown Castle International.

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    American Tower Continues to Enhance Shareholder Wealth

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    What Drove American Tower’s EBITDA Higher in Q2 2018?

    American Tower (AMT) reported adjusted EBITDA of $1.08 billion in the second quarter, coming in ahead of analysts’ expectation of $1.07 billion.

    By Anirudha Bhagat
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    Global Expansion Strategy Brings Incremental Revenue for AMT

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    What American Tower’s Global Expansion Strategy Indicates

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    American Tower Is Trading at High Multiples amid Global Expansion

    American Tower (AMT) is currently trading at a trailing-12-month price-to-FFO ratio of 20.2x.

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    How Forex Volatility Could Affect American Tower’s Operations

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    A Look into American Tower’s Major Revenue Drivers

    American Tower (AMT) owns and operates over 160,000 communications sites around the world.

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    What to Expect from American Tower in 2018 amid 5G Rollout

    American Tower is likely to continue on a growth trajectory on the back of strategic investments and rapid expansion in emerging markets.

    By Audrey Miller
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    Analysts Give Crown Castle Stock Mostly ‘Buy’ Ratings in 2018

    Analyst ratings Crown Castle’s (CCI) 2018 performance expectations have been reflected in its analyst ratings. Of the 21 analysts covering the stock in January 2018, 13 have recommended “buy” or “strong buy” (as was the case in December 2017), and eight have recommended “hold.” Analysts have given Crown Castle a mean price target of $116.89, implying a […]

    By Raina Brown
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    Where Crown Castle Stands among Peers

    Peer comparison In 4Q17, Crown Castle (CCI) had FFO[1.funds from operations] per share of $1.25, and in 2018, it’s expected to see FFO per share of $5.23 due to its acquisition of Lightower. The company is expected to grow 7.8% in 2018, 11.4% in 2019, and at a five-year rate of 15.5%. Trading slightly lower rate than the industry […]

    By Raina Brown
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    How Crown Castle Rewards Shareholders

    Crown Castle’s dividend policy In 4Q17, Crown Castle (CCI) announced a dividend of $0.95 per share, bringing its 2017 dividend to $3.89, compared with $3.60 in 2016. It paid a dividend of $3.34 in 2015. Its dividend yield is currently 3.8%, and its three-year dividend growth rate is 27.8%. The company achieved its long-term annual dividend growth target of […]

    By Raina Brown
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    Analysts’ Views of American Tower

    As of January 2018, 21 of the 22 analysts covering American Tower stock have given it a “buy” or “strong buy” rating. The remaining analyst gave it a “hold” rating.

    By Raina Brown
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    American Tower’s Disciplined Capital Allocation

    American Tower (AMT) deployed $600 million of capital in 3Q17, bringing its year-to-date amount to $3.6 billion.

    By Raina Brown
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    A Look at American Tower’s Well-Built Balance Sheet

    During 3Q17, American Tower (AMT) strengthened its revenues on higher organic growth in domestic and international markets such as India and Mexico.

    By Raina Brown
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    American Tower’s Strong Hold in the International Market

    Mexico is one of American Tower’s (AMT) vital international markets. AMT has entered into an agreement to acquire certain telecommunication assets in Mexico.

    By Raina Brown
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    These Factors Are Helping American Tower’s Growth

    Data usage is increasing in international markets due to smartphone penetration.

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    American Tower Riding High with Strong Organic Growth

    American Tower (AMT) has increased its 2017 revenue outlook to $6.55 billion from $6.53 billion, an addition of $15 million and a 0.2% increase.

    By Raina Brown
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    What Analysts Think about the Top 3 Wireless REITs after 2Q17

    The wireless tower owners’ expected performance in fiscal 2017 is reflected in the analysts’ ratings for the companies.

    By Jennifer Mathews
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    How the Top 3 Wireless Tower REITs Performed in 2Q17

    In this series, we’ll analyze the 2Q17 results of American Tower (AMT), SBAC Communications (SBAC), and Crown Castle International (CCI).

    By Jennifer Mathews
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    American Tower’s Place among Peers after 2Q17

    AMT’s current price-to-FFO multiple stands at ~22.1x. After 2Q17, American Tower offers a next-12-month dividend yield of 1.9%.

    By Jennifer Mathews
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    The Story behind American Tower’s Strong Balance Sheet

    In 2Q17, American Tower (AMT) topped its 2Q16 results on higher organic tenant billing and prudent cost controls.

    By Jennifer Mathews
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    How American Tower Rewarded Stockholders in 2Q17

    In 2Q17, American Tower distributed cash worth $275 million among its common stockholders and paid preferred stock dividends totaling $27 million.

    By Jennifer Mathews
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    Can American Tower Maintain Consistent EBITDA Growth after 2Q17?

    American Tower’s (AMT) 2Q17 EBITDA grew 17.5% to $1.02 billion. These results surpassed the analysts’ expectations of $1 billion.

    By Jennifer Mathews
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    American Tower’s 2Q17 Growth Rode on This

    American Tower’s (AMT) total deployment consisted of $79 million for acquisitions and over $400 million for stock repurchases.

    By Jennifer Mathews
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    Behind American Tower’s Robust 2Q17 Revenue Growth

    For 2Q17, American Tower (AMT) has reported robust double-digit revenue growth of 15.3%, backed primarily by higher tenant billing growth.

    By Jennifer Mathews
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    What Lies Ahead for American Tower

    For fiscal 2017, American Tower expects to report property revenues that would be 14% higher on a year-over-year basis, or by $25 million.

    By Jennifer Mathews
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    Inside American Tower’s 2Q17 Results: What You Need to Know

    For 2Q17, American Tower (AMT) reported adjusted funds from operation of $1.58 per share, meeting Wall Street estimates and topping 2Q16 by 18.8%.

    By Jennifer Mathews
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    American Tower: A Peer Comparison

    AMT’s current price-to-FFO ratio stands at 20.06x. The company has undertaken several acquisitions and strategic partnerships to boost its presence in high-demand geographies.

    By Jennifer Mathews
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    Will American Tower Boost Its Shareholders’ Returns in 2Q17?

    American Tower has paid dividends to its shareholders in every quarter since it became a public company. On June 1, AMT hiked its quarterly dividend by 3.2%.

    By Jennifer Mathews
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    Will AMT’s Business Model Drive Higher Earnings in 2Q17?

    According to Wall Street analysts, American Tower (AMT) is expected to report EBITDA (earnings before income tax, depreciation, and amortization) of $1 billion in 2Q17.

    By Jennifer Mathews
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    What Are the Main Contributors to AMT’s 2Q17 Revenue Growth?

    Wireless tower owner American Tower (AMT) is expected to post flat year-over-year (or YoY) top and bottom line results when it releases its 2Q17 earnings on July 27, 2017.

    By Jennifer Mathews
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    Will American Tower Ride High on Its Top Line in 2Q17?

    Analysts expect wireless tower operator American Tower (AMT) to report revenue of $1.6 billion in its 2Q17 earnings call on July 27, 2017.

    By Jennifer Mathews
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    What to Expect from Wireless REIT American Tower in 2Q17

    American Tower is scheduled to report its 2Q17 earnings on July 27, 2017. Analysts expect it to report adjusted funds from operations per diluted share of $1.58.

    By Jennifer Mathews
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    Dividend Growth for Qualcomm and Crown Castle International

    Qualcomm (QCOM) recorded a year-over-year decline in revenues for 2Q17 after growth in the preceding quarter.

    By Amanda Lawrence
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    Crown Castle on the Street: Inside the Analyst Ratings

    Analysts have given CCI a mean price target of $106.83, implying a rise of 7.1% from its current level of $99.75.

    By Jennifer Mathews
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    Where Crown Castle Stands among the Biggest Industry Players

    CCI’s higher price-to-FFO multiple reflects the company’s ability to yield consistent capital value and its distribution of reliable and steady dividends.

    By Jennifer Mathews
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    How Well Is Crown Castle Leveraging Its Balance Sheet?

    It’s extremely important for REITs to maintain optimum debt levels, and managers work constantly to leverage balance sheets in the best possible ways.

    By Jennifer Mathews
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    Why Some Are Investors Are Bullish on Crown Castle

    REITs (real estate investment trusts) typically have to pay 90% of their taxable income to shareholders to qualify as an equity.

    By Jennifer Mathews
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    Is Telecom Consolidation Threatening Crown Castle?

    The changing political scenario under the Trump administration has led to the anticipation of widespread M&A activity in the telecom industry.

    By Jennifer Mathews
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    Crown Castle amid the 5G Threat to Cell Towers

    Many wireless providers are now opting for 5G (fifth-generation) technology for higher speeds and network reliability.

    By Jennifer Mathews
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    Behind Crown Castle’s Investment in 5G

    Crown Castle has been quick to respond to the needs of the day, focusing on new technology and transforming itself from a tower company to a fiber provider.

    By Jennifer Mathews
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    Inside Crown Castle’s Business Model

    Crown Castle is expected to ride high on higher profitability, and analysts expect it to register significant AFFO (adjusted funds from operations) growth.

    By Jennifer Mathews
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    Why Crown Castle Expects to See Revenue Growth

    Crown Castle is expected to keep riding high on its current growth trajectory, driven by strategic investments and exposure to the booming small cell business.

    By Jennifer Mathews
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    How Wall Street Analysts Rate American Tower

    Analysts gave AMT a mean price target of $143.14, implying a rise of 8.7% from its current level of $131.70. In May 2017, 22 of 23 analysts covering AMT stock issued “buy” or “strong buy” ratings.

    By Jennifer Mathews
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    Comparing American Tower with Retail REITs in Its Industry

    AMT’s current price-to-FFO multiple is ~20.1x.

    By Jennifer Mathews
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    How Well Does American Tower Manage Its Balance Sheet?

    AMT reported a debt-to-equity ratio of ~2.8x in 1Q17. The industry median debt-to-equity ratio is ~1.1x.

    By Jennifer Mathews
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    American Tower: A Rewarding Stock for Shareholders

    AMT has maintained a consistent dividend yield over the last two years. Its dividend yield was ~1.8% in 2015 and ~2.0% in 2016.

    By Jennifer Mathews
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    How Telecom Industry Ownership Could Affect American Tower

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    By Jennifer Mathews
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    5G Is the Future of Internet Data—Is It a Threat to AMT?

    More than 95% of AMT’s towers are located in suburban and rural areas, where the majority of the US population resides.

    By Jennifer Mathews
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    American Tower’s Business Model Seeks Consistent Profitability

    AMT maintains non-cancellable long-term leases with an initial term of ten years. Almost 50% of the company’s leases have a renewal date of 2022 or beyond.

    By Jennifer Mathews
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    American Tower’s Enhanced Fiscal 2017 Outlook on Growth Opportunities

    American Tower’s (AMT) revenues rose ~26% in 1Q17, driven by 22% growth in its Tenant Billings business and 8.6% growth in its Organic Tenant Billings business.

    By Jennifer Mathews
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    American Tower Rises above Uncertainty in Wireless Tower Sector

    For fiscal 2017, American Tower (AMT) expects to report adjusted funds from operations exceeding $2.8 billion. This figure is $55 million, or ~2%, higher than expected by the company.

    By Jennifer Mathews
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    An Overview of the Wireless Tower Industry

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    Verizon’s Transaction with American Tower: What You Need to Know

    Verizon (VZ) signed an agreement with American Tower (AMT) for a wireless tower portfolio transaction on February 5, 2015.

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