AMERICAN TOWER CORP's gross profit margin for the second quarter of its fiscal year 2014 is essentially unchanged when compared to the same period a year ago. The company has grown sales and net income significantly, outpacing the average growth rates of competitors within its industry. AMERICAN TOWER CORP has very weak liquidity. Currently, the Quick Ratio is 0.31 which clearly shows a lack of ability to cover short-term cash needs. The company's liquidity has decreased from the same period last year.
At the same time, stockholders' equity ("net worth") has greatly increased by 25.24% from the same quarter last year. The key liquidity measurements indicate that the company is in a position in which financial difficulties could develop in the near future.
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|Income Statement||Q2 FY14||Q2 FY13|
|Net Sales ($mil)||1031.46||808.83|
|Net Income ($mil)||234.43||99.82|
|Balance Sheet||Q2 FY14||Q2 FY13|
|Cash & Equiv. ($mil)||457.25||559.98|
|Total Assets ($mil)||20847.74||14339.39|
|Total Debt ($mil)||13975.46||8855.95|
|Profitability||Q2 FY14||Q2 FY13|
|Gross Profit Margin||73.14||74.25|
|Return on Assets||3.43||4.45|
|Return on Equity||16.17||18.16|
|Debt||Q2 FY14||Q2 FY13|
|Share Data||Q2 FY14||Q2 FY13|
|Shares outstanding (mil)||396.0||395.13|
|Div / share||0.66||0.53|
|Book value / share||11.13||8.9|
|Institutional Own %||n/a||n/a|
|Avg Daily Volume||1705296.0||1948149.0|
BUY. The current P/E ratio indicates a significant discount compared to an average of 189.07 for the Real Estate Investment Trusts (REITs) industry and a significant premium compared to the S&P 500 average of 19.81. For additional comparison, its price-to-book ratio of 8.79 indicates a significant premium versus the S&P 500 average of 2.74 and a significant premium versus the industry average of 3.14. The price-to-sales ratio is well above both the S&P 500 average and the industry average, indicating a premium.
|AMT 54.65||Peers 189.07||AMT 20.50||Peers 20.46|
Discount. A lower P/E ratio than its peers can signify a less expensive stock or lower growth expectations.
AMT is trading at a significant discount to its peers.
Average. The P/CF ratio, a stock’s price divided by the company's cash flow from operations, is useful for comparing companies with different capital requirements or financing structures.
AMT is trading at a valuation on par to its peers.
|AMT 34.21||Peers 53.35||AMT 0.86||Peers 4.28|
Discount. A lower price-to-projected earnings ratio than its peers can signify a less expensive stock or lower future growth expectations.
AMT is trading at a discount to its peers.
Discount. The PEG ratio is the stock’s P/E divided by the consensus estimate of long-term earnings growth. Faster growth can justify higher price multiples.
AMT trades at a significant discount to its peers.
|AMT 8.79||Peers 3.14||AMT 11.87||Peers 172.61|
Premium. A higher price-to-book ratio makes a stock less attractive to investors seeking stocks with lower market values per dollar of equity on the balance sheet.
AMT is trading at a significant premium to its peers.
Lower. Elevated earnings growth rates can lead to capital appreciation and justify higher price-to-earnings ratios.
However, AMT is expected to significantly trail its peers on the basis of its earnings growth rate.
|AMT 10.29||Peers 8.02||AMT 21.72||Peers 37.17|
Premium. In the absence of P/E and P/B multiples, the price-to-sales ratio can display the value investors are placing on each dollar of sales.
AMT is trading at a significant premium to its industry.
Lower. A sales growth rate that trails the industry implies that a company is losing market share.
AMT significantly trails its peers on the basis of sales growth
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