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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
vs
history
Cash to Debt 0.02
CCI's Cash to Debt is ranked lower than
95% of the 454 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 0.50 vs. CCI: 0.02 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Cash to Debt only.
CCI' s 10-Year Cash to Debt Range
Min: 0.01  Med: 0.08 Max: N/A
Current: 0.02
Equity to Asset 0.31
CCI's Equity to Asset is ranked lower than
66% of the 429 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 0.41 vs. CCI: 0.31 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Equity to Asset only.
CCI' s 10-Year Equity to Asset Range
Min: 0.15  Med: 0.31 Max: 0.62
Current: 0.31
0.15
0.62
Interest Coverage 2.02
CCI's Interest Coverage is ranked lower than
86% of the 253 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 13.03 vs. CCI: 2.02 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Interest Coverage only.
CCI' s 10-Year Interest Coverage Range
Min: 0.02  Med: 0.90 Max: 2.02
Current: 2.02
0.02
2.02
F-Score: 5
Z-Score: 1.26
M-Score: -2.60
WACC vs ROIC
2.44%
5.56%
WACC
ROIC
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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industry
vs
history
Operating margin (%) 26.76
CCI's Operating margin (%) is ranked higher than
91% of the 452 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 8.26 vs. CCI: 26.76 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Operating margin (%) only.
CCI' s 10-Year Operating margin (%) Range
Min: -21.13  Med: 5.38 Max: 34.31
Current: 26.76
-21.13
34.31
Net-margin (%) 10.97
CCI's Net-margin (%) is ranked higher than
75% of the 452 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 4.47 vs. CCI: 10.97 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Net-margin (%) only.
CCI' s 10-Year Net-margin (%) Range
Min: -81.06  Med: -16.32 Max: 38.58
Current: 10.97
-81.06
38.58
ROE (%) 5.43
CCI's ROE (%) is ranked lower than
57% of the 429 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 7.78 vs. CCI: 5.43 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROE (%) only.
CCI' s 10-Year ROE (%) Range
Min: -29.68  Med: -7.57 Max: 10.67
Current: 5.43
-29.68
10.67
ROA (%) 1.97
CCI's ROA (%) is ranked lower than
58% of the 459 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 3.37 vs. CCI: 1.97 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROA (%) only.
CCI' s 10-Year ROA (%) Range
Min: -9.19  Med: -2.88 Max: 4.17
Current: 1.97
-9.19
4.17
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) 10.26
CCI's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked lower than
58% of the 456 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 14.51 vs. CCI: 10.26 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) only.
CCI' s 10-Year ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: -7.74  Med: 3.10 Max: 13.85
Current: 10.26
-7.74
13.85
Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) 15.90
CCI's Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
83% of the 384 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 2.00 vs. CCI: 15.90 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) only.
CCI' s 10-Year Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: -13.4  Med: 12.40 Max: 21.9
Current: 15.9
-13.4
21.9
EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) 9.40
CCI's EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
70% of the 322 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 0.70 vs. CCI: 9.40 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) only.
CCI' s 10-Year EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: -53.8  Med: 14.50 Max: 164.1
Current: 9.4
-53.8
164.1
EPS Growth (3Y)(%) 26.00
CCI's EPS Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
81% of the 295 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.30 vs. CCI: 26.00 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EPS Growth (3Y)(%) only.
CCI' s 10-Year EPS Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: -50.2  Med: 8.00 Max: 26.8
Current: 26
-50.2
26.8
» CCI's 10-Y Financials

Financials


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

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Guru Trades

Q3 2014

CCI Guru Trades in Q3 2014

Jana Partners 100,000 sh (New)
Jeremy Grantham 100,800 sh (+50.90%)
Louis Moore Bacon 24,446 sh (+20.81%)
Bill Gates 5,332,900 sh (unchged)
George Soros Sold Out
Andreas Halvorsen Sold Out
Paul Tudor Jones Sold Out
Ray Dalio Sold Out
Manning & Napier Advisors, Inc 56,021 sh (-0.15%)
Larry Robbins 8,076,490 sh (-1.97%)
Steve Mandel 7,845,871 sh (-6.87%)
Columbia Wanger 955,000 sh (-23.17%)
Jim Simons 627,503 sh (-43.95%)
Steven Cohen 49,600 sh (-74.49%)
Lee Ainslie 1,119,859 sh (-75.20%)
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Q4 2014

CCI Guru Trades in Q4 2014

Paul Tudor Jones 19,247 sh (New)
Andreas Halvorsen 4,431,857 sh (New)
Stanley Druckenmiller 119,000 sh (New)
Steven Cohen 1,040,800 sh (+1998.39%)
Lee Ainslie 1,579,520 sh (+41.05%)
Manning & Napier Advisors, Inc 56,021 sh (unchged)
Bill Gates 5,332,900 sh (unchged)
Jim Simons Sold Out
Louis Moore Bacon Sold Out
Jana Partners Sold Out
Steve Mandel Sold Out
Jeremy Grantham 85,500 sh (-15.18%)
Columbia Wanger 805,000 sh (-15.71%)
Larry Robbins 859,771 sh (-89.35%)
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Q1 2015

CCI Guru Trades in Q1 2015

Chris Davis 115,371 sh (New)
Jim Simons 1,514,103 sh (New)
Ray Dalio 56,991 sh (New)
Manning & Napier Advisors, Inc 116,544 sh (+108.04%)
Jeremy Grantham 92,000 sh (+7.60%)
Andreas Halvorsen 4,553,370 sh (+2.74%)
Columbia Wanger 805,000 sh (unchged)
Bill Gates 5,332,900 sh (unchged)
Caxton Associates 100,000 sh (unchged)
Lee Ainslie Sold Out
Stanley Druckenmiller Sold Out
Larry Robbins Sold Out
Steven Cohen 843,800 sh (-18.93%)
Paul Tudor Jones 8,630 sh (-55.16%)
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Q2 2015

CCI Guru Trades in Q2 2015

Manning & Napier Advisors, Inc 151,047 sh (+29.61%)
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Preferred stocks of Crown Castle International Corp

SymbolPriceYieldDescription
CCIPRA103.414.35

Ratios

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industry
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history
P/E(ttm) 73.80
CCI's P/E(ttm) is ranked lower than
90% of the 298 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 20.20 vs. CCI: 73.80 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/E(ttm) only.
CCI' s 10-Year P/E(ttm) Range
Min: 18.43  Med: 91.45 Max: 270.11
Current: 73.8
18.43
270.11
Forward P/E 49.02
CCI's Forward P/E is ranked lower than
89% of the 188 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 17.04 vs. CCI: 49.02 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward P/E only.
N/A
PE(NRI) 73.80
CCI's PE(NRI) is ranked lower than
89% of the 298 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 20.90 vs. CCI: 73.80 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PE(NRI) only.
CCI' s 10-Year PE(NRI) Range
Min: 60.32  Med: 106.95 Max: 271.07
Current: 73.8
60.32
271.07
P/B 4.18
CCI's P/B is ranked lower than
73% of the 419 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 2.37 vs. CCI: 4.18 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/B only.
CCI' s 10-Year P/B Range
Min: 0.93  Med: 4.19 Max: 9.68
Current: 4.18
0.93
9.68
P/S 7.27
CCI's P/S is ranked lower than
92% of the 444 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.44 vs. CCI: 7.27 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/S only.
CCI' s 10-Year P/S Range
Min: 1.91  Med: 7.27 Max: 10.52
Current: 7.27
1.91
10.52
PFCF 29.68
CCI's PFCF is ranked lower than
70% of the 230 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 18.82 vs. CCI: 29.68 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PFCF only.
CCI' s 10-Year PFCF Range
Min: 1.32  Med: 37.98 Max: 391.67
Current: 29.68
1.32
391.67
POCF 15.45
CCI's POCF is ranked lower than
76% of the 318 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 8.14 vs. CCI: 15.45 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful POCF only.
CCI' s 10-Year POCF Range
Min: 1.3  Med: 20.79 Max: 39.61
Current: 15.45
1.3
39.61
EV-to-EBIT 42.42
CCI's EV-to-EBIT is ranked lower than
87% of the 330 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 15.87 vs. CCI: 42.42 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EV-to-EBIT only.
CCI' s 10-Year EV-to-EBIT Range
Min: -983.9  Med: 37.75 Max: 368.2
Current: 42.42
-983.9
368.2
PEG 4.01
CCI's PEG is ranked lower than
70% of the 137 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 2.09 vs. CCI: 4.01 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PEG only.
CCI' s 10-Year PEG Range
Min: 3.42  Med: 7.13 Max: 13.51
Current: 4.01
3.42
13.51
Shiller P/E 457.33
CCI's Shiller P/E is ranked lower than
100% of the 208 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 18.82 vs. CCI: 457.33 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Shiller P/E only.
CCI' s 10-Year Shiller P/E Range
Min: 450.5  Med: 651.46 Max: 8475
Current: 457.33
450.5
8475
Current Ratio 1.13
CCI's Current Ratio is ranked lower than
52% of the 442 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.17 vs. CCI: 1.13 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Current Ratio only.
CCI' s 10-Year Current Ratio Range
Min: 0.48  Med: 1.49 Max: 8.95
Current: 1.13
0.48
8.95
Quick Ratio 1.13
CCI's Quick Ratio is ranked higher than
53% of the 442 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.07 vs. CCI: 1.13 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Quick Ratio only.
CCI' s 10-Year Quick Ratio Range
Min: 0.48  Med: 1.47 Max: 8.8
Current: 1.13
0.48
8.8
Days Sales Outstanding 28.44
CCI's Days Sales Outstanding is ranked higher than
76% of the 378 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 47.77 vs. CCI: 28.44 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Sales Outstanding only.
CCI' s 10-Year Days Sales Outstanding Range
Min: 7.04  Med: 26.68 Max: 117.47
Current: 28.44
7.04
117.47

Dividend & Buy Back

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industry
vs
history
Dividend Yield 3.43
CCI's Dividend Yield is ranked lower than
53% of the 678 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 3.45 vs. CCI: 3.43 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Dividend Yield only.
CCI' s 10-Year Dividend Yield Range
Min: 0.45  Med: 1.33 Max: 2.89
Current: 3.43
0.45
2.89
Dividend Payout 2.12
CCI's Dividend Payout is ranked lower than
89% of the 351 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 0.66 vs. CCI: 2.12 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Dividend Payout only.
CCI' s 10-Year Dividend Payout Range
Min: 1.21  Med: 2.00 Max: 5
Current: 2.12
1.21
5
Yield on cost (5-Year) 3.43
CCI's Yield on cost (5-Year) is ranked lower than
58% of the 678 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 4.33 vs. CCI: 3.43 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Yield on cost (5-Year) only.
CCI' s 10-Year Yield on cost (5-Year) Range
Min: 0.45  Med: 1.32 Max: 7.33
Current: 3.43
0.45
7.33
Share Buyback Rate -5.20
CCI's Share Buyback Rate is ranked lower than
69% of the 310 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: -1.00 vs. CCI: -5.20 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Share Buyback Rate only.
CCI' s 10-Year Share Buyback Rate Range
Min: 1.5  Med: -5.20 Max: -206.4
Current: -5.2

Valuation & Return

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industry
vs
history
Price/Projected FCF 2.10
CCI's Price/Projected FCF is ranked lower than
68% of the 193 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.36 vs. CCI: 2.10 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Projected FCF only.
CCI' s 10-Year Price/Projected FCF Range
Min: 1.48  Med: 2.96 Max: 28.33
Current: 2.1
1.48
28.33
Price/DCF (Earnings Based) 9.41
CCI's Price/DCF (Earnings Based) is ranked lower than
100% of the 35 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.56 vs. CCI: 9.41 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/DCF (Earnings Based) only.
N/A
Price/Median PS Value 1.00
CCI's Price/Median PS Value is ranked higher than
56% of the 360 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.03 vs. CCI: 1.00 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Median PS Value only.
CCI' s 10-Year Price/Median PS Value Range
Min: 0.07  Med: 0.93 Max: 1.86
Current: 1
0.07
1.86
Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value 3.78
CCI's Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value is ranked lower than
87% of the 76 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.48 vs. CCI: 3.78 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value only.
CCI' s 10-Year Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value Range
Min: 3.55  Med: 7.13 Max: 12.66
Current: 3.78
3.55
12.66
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) 2.40
CCI's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) is ranked lower than
64% of the 447 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 4.70 vs. CCI: 2.40 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) only.
CCI' s 10-Year Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: 0.3  Med: 2.60 Max: 3.7
Current: 2.4
0.3
3.7
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) 21.72
CCI's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) is ranked higher than
76% of the 238 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 9.72 vs. CCI: 21.72 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) only.
CCI' s 10-Year Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) Range
Min: -8.4  Med: 12.40 Max: 24.7
Current: 21.72
-8.4
24.7

Business Description

Industry: Communication Services » Telecom Services
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Traded in other countries:8CW.Germany,
Crown Castle International Corp is incorporated in the State of Delaware. The Company owns, operates and leases shared wireless infrastructure, including towers and other structures, such as rooftops collectively called as towers, and to a lesser extent, distributed antenna systems, a type of small cell network, and interests in land under third party towers in various forms collectively known as wireless infrastructure. The Company's core business is providing access, including space or capacity, to wireless infrastructure via long-term contracts in the form of license, sublease and lease agreements collectively called as leases. The Company conducts its operations through tower portfolios in the United States, including Puerto Rico and Canada 'CCUSA' and Australia 'CCAL'. 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 operates its tower portfolios in the U.S. and a 77.6% owned subsidiary that operates its Australia tower portfolio. The core business of CCUSA is providing access, including space or capacity, to its wireless infrastructure in the U.S. The Company provides access to wireless carriers under long-term leases for their antennas which transmit a variety of signals related to wireless voice and data. The Company's sales organization markets its wireless infrastructure within the wireless communication services industry. It works with national wireless carriers, and in general, customers are comprised of providers of wireless services that operate national or regional networks. The U.S. customers include AT&T, Sprint, T-Mobile and Verizon Wireless. The competitors in Company's network services offering include site acquisition consultants, zoning consultants, real estate firms, right-of-way consulting firms, construction companies, tower owners or managers, radio frequency engineering consultants, telecommunications equipment vendors that provides turnkey site development services through multiple subcontractors, or customers' internal staff. The Company is required to comply with federal, state, and local regulations and laws in the U.S., including FCC and Federal Aviation Administration ("FAA") regulations. Both the FCC and the FAA regulate towers used for wireless communications, radio, or television broadcasting. The Company holds, through certain of its subsidiaries, certain licenses for radio transmission facilities granted by the FCC, including licenses for common carrier microwave service, commercial and private mobile radio service, specialized mobile radio and paging service.
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