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Crown Castle International Corp
CCI : NYSE : Technology
$86.76 -0.40 | -0.46%
Today's Range: 85.65 - 87.18
Avg. Daily Volume: 3,339,900
01/29/15 - 4:07 PM ET

Financial Analysis


CROWN CASTLE INTL CORP's gross profit margin for the fourth quarter of its fiscal year 2014 has significantly decreased 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. CROWN CASTLE INTL CORP has weak liquidity. Currently, the Quick Ratio is 0.75 which 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 remained virtually unchanged only decreasing by 3.03% 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 Q4 FY14 Q4 FY13
Net Sales ($mil)988.97798.42
EBITDA ($mil)0.0452.62
EBIT ($mil)282.93250.92
Net Income ($mil)148.07-23.55


Balance Sheet Q4 FY14 Q4 FY13
Cash & Equiv. ($mil)323.03406.92
Total Assets ($mil)21143.2820594.91
Total Debt ($mil)11920.8611594.5
Equity ($mil)6716.236926.72


Profitability Q4 FY14 Q4 FY13
Gross Profit Margin28.6165.1
EBITDA Margin0.056.68
Operating Margin28.6131.43
Sales Turnover0.180.15
Return on Assets1.840.43
Return on Equity5.151.13
Debt Q4 FY14 Q4 FY13
Current Ratio1.061.18
Debt/Capital0.640.63
Interest Expense141.07142.99
Interest Coverage2.011.75


Share Data Q4 FY14 Q4 FY13
Shares outstanding (mil)333.86334.07
Div / share0.820.0
EPS0.41-0.11
Book value / share20.1220.73
Institutional Own % n/a n/a
Avg Daily Volume3649106.02358771.0

Valuation


BUY. The current P/E ratio indicates a significant discount compared to an average of 103.69 for the Real Estate Investment Trusts (REITs) industry and a significant premium compared to the S&P 500 average of 19.47. For additional comparison, its price-to-book ratio of 4.24 indicates a premium versus the S&P 500 average of 2.75 and a premium versus the industry average of 3.83. The price-to-sales ratio is well above the S&P 500 average, but well below the industry average. The valuation analysis reveals that, CROWN CASTLE INTL CORP seems to be trading at a discount to investment alternatives within the industry.


Price/Earnings
1 2 3 4 5
premium   discount
  Price/Cash Flow
1 2 3 4 5
premium   discount
CCI 81.97 Peers 103.69   CCI 17.08 Peers 24.14

Discount. A lower P/E ratio than its peers can signify a less expensive stock or lower growth expectations.

CCI is trading at a 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.

CCI is trading at a significant discount to its peers.

 
Price/Projected
Earnings
1 2 3 4 5
premium   discount
  Price to
Earnings/Growth
1 2 3 4 5
premium   discount
CCI 56.09 Peers 51.92   CCI 3.28 Peers 2.88

Premium. A higher price-to-projected earnings ratio than its peers can signify a more expensive stock or higher future growth expectations.

CCI is trading at a significant premium to 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.

CCI trades at a premium to its peers.

 
Price/Book
1 2 3 4 5
premium   discount
  Earnings Growth
1 2 3 4 5
lower   higher
CCI 4.24 Peers 3.83   CCI 271.42 Peers 210.43

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.

CCI is trading at a premium to 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.

 
Price/Sales
1 2 3 4 5
premium   discount
  Sales Growth
1 2 3 4 5
premium   discount
CCI 7.69 Peers 8.72   CCI 22.49 Peers 32.01

Discount. 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 discount to 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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