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GuruFocus Financial Strength Rank measures how strong a company’s financial situation is. It is based on these factors

1. The debt burden that the company has as measured by its Interest coverage (current year).
2. Debt to revenue ratio. The lower, the better
3. Altman Z-score.

A company ranks high with financial strength is likely to withstand any business slowdowns and recessions.

Financial Strength : 5/10

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industry
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history
Cash to Debt 0.02
CCI's Cash to Debt is ranked higher than
55% of the 800 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 0.40 vs. CCI: 0.02 )
CCI' s 10-Year Cash to Debt Range
Min: 0.01   Max: 0.69
Current: 0.02

0.01
0.69
Equity to Asset 0.34
CCI's Equity to Asset is ranked higher than
70% of the 792 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 0.40 vs. CCI: 0.34 )
CCI' s 10-Year Equity to Asset Range
Min: 0.15   Max: 0.62
Current: 0.34

0.15
0.62
Interest Coverage 1.88
CCI's Interest Coverage is ranked higher than
62% of the 563 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 7.26 vs. CCI: 1.88 )
CCI' s 10-Year Interest Coverage Range
Min: 0.02   Max: 1.88
Current: 1.88

0.02
1.88
F-Score: 4
Z-Score: 1.01
M-Score: -2.27
GuruFocus Profitability Rank ranks how profitable a company is and how likely the company’s business will stay that way. It is based on these factors:

1. Operating Margin
2. Trend of the Operating Margin (5-year average). The company with an uptrend profit margin has a higher rank.
••3. Consistency of the profitability
4. Piotroski F-Score
5. Predictability Rank•

The maximum rank is 10. A rank of 7 or higher means a higher profitability and may stay that way. A rank of 3 or lower indicates that the company has had trouble to make a profit.

Profitability Rank is not directly related to the Financial Strength Rank. But if a company is consistently profitable, its financial strength will be stronger.

Profitability & Growth : 7/10

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history
Operating margin (%) 30.50
CCI's Operating margin (%) is ranked higher than
97% of the 788 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 12.85 vs. CCI: 30.50 )
CCI' s 10-Year Operating margin (%) Range
Min: -21.13   Max: 34.31
Current: 30.5

-21.13
34.31
Net-margin (%) 2.98
CCI's Net-margin (%) is ranked higher than
71% of the 788 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 6.98 vs. CCI: 2.98 )
CCI' s 10-Year Net-margin (%) Range
Min: -81.06   Max: 38.58
Current: 2.98

-81.06
38.58
ROE (%) 1.30
CCI's ROE (%) is ranked higher than
66% of the 762 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 12.18 vs. CCI: 1.30 )
CCI' s 10-Year ROE (%) Range
Min: -33.94   Max: 12.6
Current: 1.3

-33.94
12.6
ROA (%) 0.44
CCI's ROA (%) is ranked higher than
67% of the 792 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 4.69 vs. CCI: 0.44 )
CCI' s 10-Year ROA (%) Range
Min: -9.68   Max: 5.1
Current: 0.44

-9.68
5.1
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) 10.28
CCI's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
70% of the 784 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 22.49 vs. CCI: 10.28 )
CCI' s 10-Year ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: -4.14   Max: 13.82
Current: 10.28

-4.14
13.82
Revenue Growth (%) 15.50
CCI's Revenue Growth (%) is ranked higher than
91% of the 680 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 3.70 vs. CCI: 15.50 )
CCI' s 10-Year Revenue Growth (%) Range
Min: -13.4   Max: 21.9
Current: 15.5

-13.4
21.9
EBITDA Growth (%) 29.00
CCI's EBITDA Growth (%) is ranked higher than
94% of the 606 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.70 vs. CCI: 29.00 )
CCI' s 10-Year EBITDA Growth (%) Range
Min: -53.8   Max: 164.1
Current: 29

-53.8
164.1
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Financials


Revenue & Net Income
Cash & Debt
Oprt. Cash Flow & Free Cash Flow

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Guru Trades

Q1 2013

CCI Guru Trades in Q1 2013

Chase Coleman 590,000 sh (New)
Jim Simons 336,603 sh (New)
Larry Robbins 597,200 sh (New)
Lee Ainslie 3,217,612 sh (+113.52%)
Jeremy Grantham 60,694 sh (+15.72%)
Pioneer Investments 3,676 sh (+15.38%)
Steven Cohen 1,099,973 sh (+7.58%)
Bill Gates 5,332,900 sh (unchged)
Caxton Associates 5,000 sh (unchged)
Steve Mandel Sold Out
Columbia Wanger 4,987,000 sh (-1.85%)
Andreas Halvorsen 4,541,525 sh (-14.26%)
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Q2 2013

CCI Guru Trades in Q2 2013

Steve Mandel 5,052,143 sh (New)
Paul Tudor Jones 8,700 sh (New)
Pioneer Investments 87,166 sh (+2271.22%)
Larry Robbins 1,653,155 sh (+176.82%)
Jim Simons 681,403 sh (+102.44%)
Steven Cohen 1,618,486 sh (+47.14%)
Lee Ainslie 3,367,352 sh (+4.65%)
Bill Gates 5,332,900 sh (unchged)
Caxton Associates Sold Out
Chase Coleman Sold Out
Jeremy Grantham 60,645 sh (-0.08%)
Columbia Wanger 4,680,000 sh (-6.16%)
Andreas Halvorsen 3,128,171 sh (-31.12%)
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Q3 2013

CCI Guru Trades in Q3 2013

George Soros 118,360 sh (New)
Larry Robbins 5,626,718 sh (+240.36%)
Pioneer Investments 132,755 sh (+52.3%)
Steve Mandel 6,340,454 sh (+25.5%)
Steven Cohen 1,620,574 sh (+0.13%)
Steven Cohen 135,700 sh (unchged)
Bill Gates 5,332,900 sh (unchged)
Columbia Wanger 4,299,000 sh (-8.14%)
Jeremy Grantham 54,518 sh (-10.1%)
Paul Tudor Jones 7,700 sh (-11.49%)
Lee Ainslie 2,476,589 sh (-26.45%)
Andreas Halvorsen 1,099,632 sh (-64.85%)
Jim Simons 129,103 sh (-81.05%)
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Q4 2013

CCI Guru Trades in Q4 2013

Louis Moore Bacon 6,752 sh (New)
Stanley Druckenmiller 540,200 sh (New)
George Soros 974,296 sh (+723.16%)
Jim Simons 835,103 sh (+546.85%)
Andreas Halvorsen 2,188,045 sh (+98.98%)
Steve Mandel 10,367,263 sh (+63.51%)
Larry Robbins 7,825,290 sh (+39.07%)
Steven Cohen 1,821,455 sh (+12.4%)
Pioneer Investments 147,994 sh (+11.48%)
Bill Gates 5,332,900 sh (unchged)
Jeremy Grantham Sold Out
Paul Tudor Jones 4,867 sh (-36.79%)
Lee Ainslie 1,326,220 sh (-46.45%)
Columbia Wanger 1,786,000 sh (-58.46%)
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Insider Trades

Latest Guru Trades with CCI

GuruDate Trades Impact to Portfolio Price Range * (?) Current Price Change from Average Current Shares
Steve Mandel 2013-12-31 Add 63.51%1.28%$70.26 - $76.81 $ 73.920%10367263
Lee Ainslie 2013-12-31 Reduce -46.45%1.11%$70.26 - $76.81 $ 73.920%1326220
George Soros 2013-12-31 Add 723.16%0.54%$70.26 - $76.81 $ 73.920%974296
Lee Ainslie 2013-09-30 Reduce -26.45%0.87%$67.44 - $77.36 $ 73.923%2476589
Steve Mandel 2013-09-30 Add 25.5%0.43%$67.44 - $77.36 $ 73.923%6340454
George Soros 2013-09-30 New Buy0.1%$67.44 - $77.36 $ 73.923%118360
Steve Mandel 2013-06-30 New Buy1.8%$67.33 - $79.77 $ 73.921%5052143
Lee Ainslie 2013-06-30 Add 4.65%0.15%$67.33 - $79.77 $ 73.921%3367352
Lee Ainslie 2013-03-31 Add 113.52%1.54%$66.66 - $75.13 $ 73.924%3217612
Steve Mandel 2013-03-31 Sold Out 1.3%$66.66 - $75.13 $ 73.924%0
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Ratios

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industry
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history
P/E(ttm) 263.00
CCI's P/E(ttm) is ranked lower than
57% of the 642 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 16.30 vs. CCI: 263.00 )
CCI' s 10-Year P/E(ttm) Range
Min: 18.43   Max: 268.33
Current: 263

18.43
268.33
P/B 3.50
CCI's P/B is ranked higher than
58% of the 728 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 2.26 vs. CCI: 3.50 )
CCI' s 10-Year P/B Range
Min: 0.81   Max: 9.66
Current: 3.5

0.81
9.66
P/S 7.32
CCI's P/S is ranked lower than
75% of the 822 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.46 vs. CCI: 7.32 )
CCI' s 10-Year P/S Range
Min: 1.91   Max: 10.52
Current: 7.32

1.91
10.52
PFCF 33.40
CCI's PFCF is ranked lower than
54% of the 519 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 15.86 vs. CCI: 33.40 )
CCI' s 10-Year PFCF Range
Min: 1.32   Max: 391.67
Current: 33.4

1.32
391.67
EV-to-EBIT 38.50
CCI's EV-to-EBIT is ranked lower than
60% of the 711 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 14.25 vs. CCI: 38.50 )
CCI' s 10-Year EV-to-EBIT Range
Min: 26.9   Max: 367.1
Current: 38.5

26.9
367.1
PEG 13.60
CCI's PEG is ranked lower than
55% of the 406 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 2.58 vs. CCI: 13.60 )
CCI' s 10-Year PEG Range
Min: 3.56   Max: 13.6
Current: 13.6

3.56
13.6

Dividend & Buy Back

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industry
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history
Dividend Yield 0.47
CCI's Dividend Yield is ranked lower than
90% of the 570 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 3.70 vs. CCI: 0.47 )
CCI' s 10-Year Dividend Yield Range
Min: 0   Max: 0
Current: 0.47

Yield on cost (5-Year) 0.50
CCI's Yield on cost (5-Year) is ranked lower than
87% of the 584 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 3.83 vs. CCI: 0.50 )
CCI' s 10-Year Yield on cost (5-Year) Range
Min: 0   Max: 0
Current: 0.5

Share Buyback Rate -1.40
CCI's Share Buyback Rate is ranked higher than
78% of the 565 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: -0.20 vs. CCI: -1.40 )
CCI' s 10-Year Share Buyback Rate Range
Min: 1.5   Max: -206.4
Current: -1.4

Valuation & Return

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industry
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history
Price/DCF (Projected) 2.20
CCI's Price/DCF (Projected) is ranked higher than
54% of the 495 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 0.90 vs. CCI: 2.20 )
CCI' s 10-Year Price/DCF (Projected) Range
Min: 1.48   Max: 28.33
Current: 2.2

1.48
28.33
Price/Median PS Value 1.10
CCI's Price/Median PS Value is ranked higher than
65% of the 736 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.00 vs. CCI: 1.10 )
CCI' s 10-Year Price/Median PS Value Range
Min: 0.2   Max: 1.81
Current: 1.1

0.2
1.81
Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value 12.60
CCI's Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value is ranked lower than
74% of the 210 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.00 vs. CCI: 12.60 )
CCI' s 10-Year Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value Range
Min: 5.96   Max: 12.53
Current: 12.6

5.96
12.53
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) 2.60
CCI's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) is ranked higher than
51% of the 716 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 7.00 vs. CCI: 2.60 )
CCI' s 10-Year Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) Range
Min: 0.3   Max: 3.7
Current: 2.6

0.3
3.7
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) 22.11
CCI's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) is ranked higher than
93% of the 623 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 8.96 vs. CCI: 22.11 )
CCI' s 10-Year Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) Range
Min: -6.6   Max: 22.4
Current: 22.11

-6.6
22.4

Business Description

Industry: Communication Services » Telecom Services
Compare:CHU, VOD, T, VZ, AMOV » details
Traded in other countries:CW4.Germany
Crown Castle International Corp is incorporated in the State of Delaware.It own, operate and lease towers, rooftop installations and other communication structures (collectively, 'towers) for wireless communications. The Company's main business is the renting of antenna space to wireless communications companies under long-term contracts. The Company also provides certain network services to its customers, including initial antenna installation and augmentation, network design and site selection, site acquisition, site development, site management and other services. The Company conducts its operations through tower portfolios in the United States including Puerto Rico and Canada 'CCUSA' and Australia 'CCAL'. It seeks to increase site rental revenues by adding more tenants on its towers. The Company's strategy is to increase long-term stockholder value by translating anticipated future growth in its core site rental business into growth of its results of operations on a per share basis. All of the Company's operations are located in the U.S. and Australia. Crown Castle conducts its operations mainly through subsidiaries of Crown Castle Operating Company including certain subsidiaries which operate its tower portfolios in the U.S. and a 77.6% owned subsidiary that operates its Australia tower portfolio. CCUSA - The core business of CCUSA is the renting of antenna space on its towers. The Company leases access to its distributed antenna systems. It predominately rents to wireless carriers under long-term contracts for the transmission of a variety of wireless signals related to wireless voice and data transmission. The Company also offers its customers certain network services relating to its towers. Crown Castle works with large national wireless carriers, and in general, its customers are mainly comprised of providers of wireless voice and data services who operate national or regional networks. The CCUSA sales organization markets its towers within the wireless communications industry with the objectives of renting space on existing towers and on new towers prior to construction as well as obtaining network services related to its towers. CCUSA competes with other independent tower owners which also provide site rental and network services, wireless carriers which build, own and operate their own tower networks and lease space to other wireless communication companies, and owners of alternative facilities, including rooftops, water towers, broadcast towers, distributed antenna systems, and utility poles. Some of the larger independent tower companies with which CCUSA competes in the U.S. include American Tower Corporation, SBA Communications Corporation, Global Tower Partners and TowerCo. CCAL - Crown Castle's main business in Australia is the renting of antenna space on towers to its customers. CCAL is owned 77.6% by the Company and 22.4% by Permanent Nominees (Aust) Ltd, acting on behalf of a group of professional and private

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