Crown Castle International Corp

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CCI : NYSE : Technology
$92.79 up 0.22 | 0.24%
Today's Range: 92.22 - 92.93
Avg. Daily Volume: 2049100.0
02/28/17 - 10:00 AM ET

Financial Analysis


CROWN CASTLE INTL CORP's gross profit margin for the fourth quarter of its fiscal year 2016 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 average liquidity. Currently, the Quick Ratio is 1.11 which shows that technically this company has the ability to cover short-term cash needs. The company's liquidity has increased from the same period last year.

During the same period, stockholders' equity ("net worth") has increased by 6.60% from the same quarter last year. Together, the key liquidity measurements indicate that it is relatively unlikely that the company will face financial difficulties in the near future.

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Income Statement Q4 FY16 Q4 FY15
Net Sales ($mil)1032.42945.84
EBITDA ($mil)548.06516.79
EBIT ($mil)274.24247.23
Net Income ($mil)124.71141.06


Balance Sheet Q4 FY16 Q4 FY15
Cash & Equiv. ($mil)692.15309.54
Total Assets ($mil)22675.0922036.25
Total Debt ($mil)12171.1412249.24
Equity ($mil)7557.127089.22


Profitability Q4 FY16 Q4 FY15
Gross Profit Margin62.0163.84
EBITDA Margin53.0854.63
Operating Margin26.5626.14
Sales Turnover0.170.17
Return on Assets1.576.9
Return on Equity4.286.74
Debt Q4 FY16 Q4 FY15
Current Ratio1.381.15
Debt/Capital0.620.63
Interest Expense129.38128.35
Interest Coverage2.121.93


Share Data Q4 FY16 Q4 FY15
Shares outstanding (mil)360.54333.77
Div / share0.950.89
EPS0.350.39
Book value / share20.9621.24
Institutional Own % n/a n/a
Avg Daily Volume2027248.03134210.0

Valuation


BUY. CROWN CASTLE INTL CORP's P/E ratio indicates a significant premium compared to an average of 51.81 for the Equity Real Estate Investment Trusts REITs industry and a significant premium compared to the S&P 500 average of 26.53. For additional comparison, its price-to-book ratio of 4.35 indicates a premium versus the S&P 500 average of 2.96 and a premium versus the industry average of 3.81. The current price-to-sales ratio is well above the S&P 500 average and above 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.


Price/Earnings
1 2 3 4 5
premium   discount
  Price/Cash Flow
1 2 3 4 5
premium   discount
CCI 97.09 Peers 51.81   CCI 18.46 Peers 22.68

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.

 
Price/Projected
Earnings
1 2 3 4 5
premium   discount
  Price to
Earnings/Growth
1 2 3 4 5
premium   discount
CCI 65.19 Peers 62.15   CCI 5.13 Peers 3.70

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 significant premium to its peers.

 
Price/Book
1 2 3 4 5
premium   discount
  Earnings Growth
1 2 3 4 5
lower   higher
CCI 4.35 Peers 3.81   CCI -34.73 Peers 70.24

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.

 

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.

 
Price/Sales
1 2 3 4 5
premium   discount
  Sales Growth
1 2 3 4 5
premium   discount
CCI 8.39 Peers 8.10   CCI 7.02 Peers 12.01

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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