Crown Castle International Corp

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CCI : NYSE : Technology
$94.6 -0.42 | -0.44%
Today's Range: 94.09 - 95.01
Avg. Daily Volume: 2216800.0
04/28/17 - 4:05 PM ET

Financial Analysis

CROWN CASTLE INTL CORP's gross profit margin for the first quarter of its fiscal year 2017 is essentially unchanged when compared to the same period a year ago. The company managed to grow both sales and net income at a faster pace than the average competitor in its industry this quarter as compared to the same quarter a year ago. CROWN CASTLE INTL CORP has weak liquidity. Currently, the Quick Ratio is 0.69 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.

At the same time, stockholders' equity ("net worth") has remained virtually unchanged only increasing by 2.94% 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 FY17 Q1 FY16
Net Sales ($mil)1015.94934.38
EBITDA ($mil)551.39503.21
EBIT ($mil)262.84225.34
Net Income ($mil)119.1447.84

Balance Sheet Q1 FY17 Q1 FY16
Cash & Equiv. ($mil)320.32305.12
Total Assets ($mil)23776.8421718.25
Total Debt ($mil)13492.9711866.0
Equity ($mil)7363.487152.99

Profitability Q1 FY17 Q1 FY16
Gross Profit Margin64.1964.3
EBITDA Margin54.2753.85
Operating Margin25.8724.12
Sales Turnover0.170.17
Return on Assets1.86.65
Return on Equity5.515.82
Debt Q1 FY17 Q1 FY16
Current Ratio1.021.01
Interest Expense134.49126.38
Interest Coverage1.951.78

Share Data Q1 FY17 Q1 FY16
Shares outstanding (mil)361.36337.56
Div / share0.950.89
Book value / share20.3821.19
Institutional Own % n/a n/a
Avg Daily Volume2204303.02716080.0


BUY. CROWN CASTLE INTL CORP's P/E ratio indicates a significant premium compared to an average of 52.00 for the Equity Real Estate Investment Trusts REITs industry and a significant premium compared to the S&P 500 average of 25.27. Conducting a second comparison, its price-to-book ratio of 4.66 indicates a significant premium versus the S&P 500 average of 3.03 and a premium versus the industry average of 3.72. 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, CROWN CASTLE INTL CORP proves to trade at a premium to investment alternatives within the industry.

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  Price/Cash Flow
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CCI 81.91 Peers 52.00   CCI 19.47 Peers 18.15

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.


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.

CCI is trading at a valuation on par to its peers.

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  Price to
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CCI 65.08 Peers 86.39   CCI 2.67 Peers 3.93

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 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.

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  Earnings Growth
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CCI 4.66 Peers 3.72   CCI -7.20 Peers 28.59

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 significant premium to its peers.


Lower. Elevated earnings growth rates can lead to capital appreciation and justify higher price-to-earnings ratios.

However, CCI is expected to significantly trail its peers on the basis of its earnings growth rate.

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  Sales Growth
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CCI 8.58 Peers 7.81   CCI 8.24 Peers 10.39

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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