American Tower Corp.Find Ratings Reports
AMERICAN TOWER CORP's gross profit margin for the first quarter of its fiscal year 2018 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 weak liquidity. Currently, the Quick Ratio is 0.53 which shows a lack of ability to cover short-term cash needs. The company's liquidity has increased from the same period last year, indicating improving cash flow.
During the same period, stockholders' equity ("net worth") has decreased by 7.56% 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||Q1 FY18||Q1 FY17|
|Net Sales ($mil)||1741.8||1616.24|
|Net Income ($mil)||285.2||316.08|
|Balance Sheet||Q1 FY18||Q1 FY17|
|Cash & Equiv. ($mil)||1668.3||863.55|
|Total Assets ($mil)||34372.7||32057.39|
|Total Debt ($mil)||21372.0||18890.08|
|Profitability||Q1 FY18||Q1 FY17|
|Gross Profit Margin||66.79||69.77|
|Return on Assets||3.51||3.11|
|Return on Equity||17.96||12.99|
|Debt||Q1 FY18||Q1 FY17|
|Share Data||Q1 FY18||Q1 FY17|
|Shares outstanding (mil)||441.6||426.25|
|Div / share||0.0||0.0|
|Book value / share||14.34||16.08|
|Institutional Own %||n/a||n/a|
|Avg Daily Volume||2435485.0||2521257.0|
BUY. This stock's P/E ratio indicates a premium compared to an average of 49.16 for the Equity Real Estate Investment Trusts REITs industry and a significant premium compared to the S&P 500 average of 24.83. For additional comparison, its price-to-book ratio of 9.45 indicates a significant premium versus the S&P 500 average of 3.22 and a significant premium versus the industry average of 5.09. 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 51.52||Peers 49.16||AMT 19.32||Peers 17.78|
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.
Average. 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 valuation on par to its peers.
|AMT 37.43||Peers 51.92||AMT 3.06||Peers 4.37|
Discount. A lower price-to-projected earnings ratio than its peers can signify a less expensive stock or lower future growth expectations.
AMT is trading at a 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.
AMT trades at a significant discount to its peers.
|AMT 9.45||Peers 5.09||AMT 27.66||Peers 15.31|
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.
Higher. Elevated earnings growth rates can lead to capital appreciation and justify higher price-to-earnings ratios.
AMT is expected to have an earnings growth rate that significantly exceeds its peers.
|AMT 8.81||Peers 7.59||AMT 11.06||Peers 14.04|
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