AMERICAN TOWER CORP's gross profit margin for the second quarter of its fiscal year 2015 is essentially unchanged when compared to the same period a year ago. Even though sales increased, the net income has decreased.
At the same time, stockholders' equity ("net worth") has greatly increased by 65.91% from the same quarter last year.
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|Income Statement||Q2 FY15||Q2 FY14|
|Net Sales ($mil)||1174.38||1031.46|
|Net Income ($mil)||156.06||234.43|
|Balance Sheet||Q2 FY15||Q2 FY14|
|Cash & Equiv. ($mil)||450.24||457.25|
|Total Assets ($mil)||26469.73||20847.74|
|Total Debt ($mil)||16224.03||13975.46|
|Profitability||Q2 FY15||Q2 FY14|
|Gross Profit Margin||71.06||73.14|
|Return on Assets||2.78||3.43|
|Return on Equity||9.31||16.17|
|Debt||Q2 FY15||Q2 FY14|
|Share Data||Q2 FY15||Q2 FY14|
|Shares outstanding (mil)||423.3||396.0|
|Div / share||0.86||0.66|
|Book value / share||17.27||11.13|
|Institutional Own %||n/a||n/a|
|Avg Daily Volume||2299233.0||2889489.0|
BUY. AMERICAN TOWER CORP's P/E ratio indicates a significant premium compared to an average of 46.14 for the Real Estate Investment Trusts (REITs) industry and a significant premium compared to the S&P 500 average of 21.25. For additional comparison, its price-to-book ratio of 5.50 indicates a significant premium versus the S&P 500 average of 2.83 and a significant premium versus the industry average of 3.39. The price-to-sales ratio is well above both the S&P 500 average and the industry average, indicating a premium. Upon assessment of these and other key valuation criteria, AMERICAN TOWER CORP proves to trade at a premium to investment alternatives within the industry.
|AMT 56.86||Peers 46.14||AMT 18.54||Peers 21.15|
Premium. A higher P/E ratio than its peers can signify a more expensive stock or higher growth expectations.
AMT is trading at a premium to its peers.
Discount. 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 discount to its peers.
|AMT 35.76||Peers 42.20||AMT NM||Peers 3.77|
Premium. A higher price-to-projected earnings ratio than its peers can signify a more expensive stock or higher future growth expectations.
AMT is trading at a premium to its peers.
Neutral. 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's negative PEG ratio makes this valuation measure meaningless.
|AMT 5.50||Peers 3.39||AMT -6.71||Peers 296.51|
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 9.27||Peers 7.65||AMT 15.20||Peers 22.41|
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 premium to its industry on this measurement.
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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