CROWN CASTLE INTL CORP's gross profit margin for the third 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. CROWN CASTLE INTL CORP has weak liquidity. Currently, the Quick Ratio is 0.76 which shows a lack of ability to cover short-term cash needs. The liquidity decreased from the same period a year ago, despite already having weak liquidity to begin with. This would indicate deteriorating cash flow.
During the same period, stockholders' equity ("net worth") has increased by 5.77% from the same quarter last year. Overall, the key liquidity measurements indicate that the company is in a position in which financial difficulties could develop in the future.
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|Income Statement||Q3 FY15||Q3 FY14|
|Net Sales ($mil)||918.11||892.88|
|Net Income ($mil)||103.78||106.94|
|Balance Sheet||Q3 FY15||Q3 FY14|
|Cash & Equiv. ($mil)||300.77||376.37|
|Total Assets ($mil)||21995.64||20784.86|
|Total Debt ($mil)||12141.37||11573.68|
|Profitability||Q3 FY15||Q3 FY14|
|Gross Profit Margin||63.64||62.77|
|Return on Assets||6.94||1.05|
|Return on Equity||6.67||2.13|
|Debt||Q3 FY15||Q3 FY14|
|Share Data||Q3 FY15||Q3 FY14|
|Shares outstanding (mil)||333.77||333.86|
|Div / share||0.82||0.35|
|Book value / share||21.69||20.5|
|Institutional Own %||n/a||n/a|
|Avg Daily Volume||2076518.0||2065885.0|
BUY. CROWN CASTLE INTL CORP's P/E ratio indicates a significant premium compared to an average of 43.09 for the Real Estate Investment Trusts (REITs) industry and a significant premium compared to the S&P 500 average of 22.01. For additional comparison, its price-to-book ratio of 3.98 indicates a premium versus the S&P 500 average of 2.78 and a premium versus the industry average of 3.66. The current price-to-sales ratio is well above the S&P 500 average, but below the industry average. After reviewing these and other key valuation criteria, CROWN CASTLE INTL CORP proves to trade at a premium to investment alternatives within the industry.
|CCI 59.14||Peers 43.09||CCI 16.29||Peers 18.12|
Premium. A higher P/E ratio than its peers can signify a more expensive stock or higher growth expectations.
CCI is trading at a significant 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.
CCI is trading at a discount to its peers.
|CCI 69.08||Peers 41.63||CCI 0.19||Peers 2.77|
Discount. A lower price-to-projected earnings ratio than its peers can signify a less expensive stock or lower future growth expectations.
CCI is trading at a significant 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.
CCI trades at a significant discount to its peers.
|CCI 3.98||Peers 3.66||CCI 231.81||Peers 95.88|
Average. A lower price-to-book ratio makes a stock more attractive to investors seeking stocks with lower market values per dollar of equity on the balance sheet.
CCI is trading at a valuation on par with its peers.
Higher. Elevated earnings growth rates can lead to capital appreciation and justify higher price-to-earnings ratios.
CCI is expected to have an earnings growth rate that significantly exceeds its peers.
|CCI 7.82||Peers 7.88||CCI 8.04||Peers 17.82|
Average. 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.
CCI is trading at a valuation on par with its industry on this measurement.
Lower. A sales growth rate that trails the industry implies that a company is losing market share.
CCI significantly trails its peers on the basis of sales growth
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