AMERICAN TOWER CORP's gross profit margin for the third quarter of its fiscal year 2014 is essentially unchanged when compared to the same period a year ago. Sales and net income have grown, and although the growth in revenues has outpaced the average competitor within the industry, the net income growth has not. AMERICAN TOWER CORP has very weak liquidity. Currently, the Quick Ratio is 0.36 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.
During the same period, stockholders' equity ("net worth") has increased by 18.86% 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||Q3 FY14||Q3 FY13|
|Net Sales ($mil)||1038.19||807.88|
|Net Income ($mil)||207.59||180.12|
|Balance Sheet||Q3 FY14||Q3 FY13|
|Cash & Equiv. ($mil)||459.86||4199.75|
|Total Assets ($mil)||20596.62||18181.32|
|Total Debt ($mil)||13934.3||12645.81|
|Profitability||Q3 FY14||Q3 FY13|
|Gross Profit Margin||72.44||74.33|
|Return on Assets||3.61||3.22|
|Return on Equity||17.46||16.63|
|Debt||Q3 FY14||Q3 FY13|
|Share Data||Q3 FY14||Q3 FY13|
|Shares outstanding (mil)||396.4||394.54|
|Div / share||0.36||0.28|
|Book value / share||10.58||8.94|
|Institutional Own %||n/a||n/a|
|Avg Daily Volume||2089428.0||1774602.0|
BUY. The current P/E ratio indicates a significant discount compared to an average of 105.20 for the Real Estate Investment Trusts (REITs) industry and a significant premium compared to the S&P 500 average of 19.99. For additional comparison, its price-to-book ratio of 9.32 indicates a significant premium versus the S&P 500 average of 2.76 and a significant premium versus the industry average of 3.54. The price-to-sales ratio is well above both the S&P 500 average and the industry average, indicating a premium.
|AMT 53.58||Peers 105.20||AMT 19.30||Peers 22.97|
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.
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 35.52||Peers 48.73||AMT 1.00||Peers 2.81|
Average. An average price-to-projected earnings ratio can signify an industry neutral stock price and average future growth expectations.
AMT is trading at a valuation on par with 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 9.32||Peers 3.54||AMT 25.17||Peers 199.89|
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 9.78||Peers 8.08||AMT 25.34||Peers 31.64|
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 trails its peers on the basis of sales growth
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