CROWN CASTLE INTL CORP's gross profit margin for the fourth 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. CROWN CASTLE INTL CORP has weak liquidity. Currently, the Quick Ratio is 0.73 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 ($mil)||967.56||798.42|
|Net Income ($mil)||148.07||-23.55|
|Balance Sheet||Q4 FY14||Q4 FY13|
|Cash & Equiv. ($mil)||323.03||406.92|
|Total Assets ($mil)||21143.28||20594.91|
|Total Debt ($mil)||11920.86||11594.5|
|Profitability||Q4 FY14||Q4 FY13|
|Gross Profit Margin||62.28||65.1|
|Return on Assets||1.84||0.43|
|Return on Equity||5.15||1.13|
|Debt||Q4 FY14||Q4 FY13|
|Share Data||Q4 FY14||Q4 FY13|
|Shares outstanding (mil)||333.86||334.07|
|Div / share||0.82||0.0|
|Book value / share||20.12||20.73|
|Institutional Own %||n/a||n/a|
|Avg Daily Volume||3362218.0||3244547.0|
BUY. CROWN CASTLE INTL CORP's P/E ratio indicates a significant premium compared to an average of 47.30 for the Real Estate Investment Trusts (REITs) industry and a significant premium compared to the S&P 500 average of 19.92. For additional comparison, its price-to-book ratio of 4.28 indicates a premium versus the S&P 500 average of 2.81 and a premium versus the industry average of 3.49. 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 82.78||Peers 47.30||CCI 17.25||Peers 24.22|
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 significant discount to its peers.
|CCI 53.81||Peers 57.42||CCI 2.65||Peers 3.09|
Average. An average price-to-projected earnings ratio can signify an industry neutral stock price and average future growth expectations.
CCI 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.
CCI trades at a discount to its peers.
|CCI 4.28||Peers 3.49||CCI 271.42||Peers 297.86|
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.
Average. Elevated earnings growth rates can lead to capital appreciation and justify higher price-to-earnings ratios.
CCI is expected to keep pace with its peers on the basis of earnings growth.
|CCI 7.79||Peers 8.04||CCI 22.08||Peers 26.64|
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 trails its peers on the basis of sales growth
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