AMERICAN TOWER CORP's gross profit margin for the first 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. AMERICAN TOWER CORP has very weak liquidity. Currently, the Quick Ratio is 0.40 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 100.25% 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||Q1 FY15||Q1 FY14|
|Net Sales ($mil)||1079.19||984.09|
|Net Income ($mil)||193.32||202.5|
|Balance Sheet||Q1 FY15||Q1 FY14|
|Cash & Equiv. ($mil)||467.3||529.13|
|Total Assets ($mil)||25930.19||20417.41|
|Total Debt ($mil)||15720.1||14334.18|
|Profitability||Q1 FY15||Q1 FY14|
|Gross Profit Margin||75.2||73.34|
|Return on Assets||3.14||2.85|
|Return on Equity||10.63||15.86|
|Debt||Q1 FY15||Q1 FY14|
|Share Data||Q1 FY15||Q1 FY14|
|Shares outstanding (mil)||423.07||395.66|
|Div / share||0.0||0.0|
|Book value / share||17.38||9.28|
|Institutional Own %||n/a||n/a|
|Avg Daily Volume||2350356.0||2887152.0|
BUY. This stock's P/E ratio indicates a premium compared to an average of 44.63 for the Real Estate Investment Trusts (REITs) industry and a significant premium compared to the S&P 500 average of 20.31. For additional comparison, its price-to-book ratio of 5.41 indicates a significant premium versus the S&P 500 average of 2.80 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. 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 48.21||Peers 44.63||AMT 17.47||Peers 19.87|
Average. An average P/E ratio can signify an industry neutral price for a stock and an average growth expectation.
AMT is trading at a valuation on par with 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 34.44||Peers 45.76||AMT 50.75||Peers 8.20|
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.
Premium. 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 premium to its peers.
|AMT 5.41||Peers 3.14||AMT 33.56||Peers 237.46|
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 9.48||Peers 7.48||AMT 18.41||Peers 25.47|
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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