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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
58% of the 871 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 0.32 vs. CCI: 0.02 )
CCI' s 10-Year Cash to Debt Range
Min: 0.01   Max: No Debt
Current: 0.02

Equity to Asset 0.33
CCI's Equity to Asset is ranked higher than
72% of the 869 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 0.39 vs. CCI: 0.33 )
CCI' s 10-Year Equity to Asset Range
Min: 0.15   Max: 0.62
Current: 0.33

0.15
0.62
Interest Coverage 1.88
CCI's Interest Coverage is ranked higher than
65% of the 612 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 5.91 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: 5
Z-Score: 1.28
M-Score: -2.19
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
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history
Operating margin (%) 28.10
CCI's Operating margin (%) is ranked higher than
96% of the 891 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 13.42 vs. CCI: 28.10 )
CCI' s 10-Year Operating margin (%) Range
Min: -21.13   Max: 34.31
Current: 28.1

-21.13
34.31
Net-margin (%) 4.72
CCI's Net-margin (%) is ranked higher than
78% of the 891 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 6.99 vs. CCI: 4.72 )
CCI' s 10-Year Net-margin (%) Range
Min: -81.06   Max: 38.58
Current: 4.72

-81.06
38.58
ROE (%) 2.30
CCI's ROE (%) is ranked higher than
71% of the 859 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 11.81 vs. CCI: 2.30 )
CCI' s 10-Year ROE (%) Range
Min: -33.94   Max: 12.6
Current: 2.3

-33.94
12.6
ROA (%) 0.76
CCI's ROA (%) is ranked higher than
70% of the 894 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 4.47 vs. CCI: 0.76 )
CCI' s 10-Year ROA (%) Range
Min: -9.68   Max: 5.1
Current: 0.76

-9.68
5.1
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) 10.52
CCI's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
73% of the 892 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 21.68 vs. CCI: 10.52 )
CCI' s 10-Year ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: -4.14   Max: 13.82
Current: 10.52

-4.14
13.82
Revenue Growth (%) 15.50
CCI's Revenue Growth (%) is ranked higher than
91% of the 800 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 3.90 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 699 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 3.40 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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Revenue & Net Income
Cash & Debt
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Guru Trades

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

Stanley Druckenmiller 540,200 sh (New)
Louis Moore Bacon 6,752 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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Q1 2014

CCI Guru Trades in Q1 2014

Jeremy Grantham 68,400 sh (New)
Manning & Napier Advisors, Inc 59,442 sh (New)
Lee Ainslie 3,771,422 sh (+184.37%)
Louis Moore Bacon 12,061 sh (+78.63%)
Andreas Halvorsen 2,570,743 sh (+17.49%)
Larry Robbins 8,438,790 sh (+7.84%)
Bill Gates 5,332,900 sh (unchged)
Pioneer Investments Sold Out
Stanley Druckenmiller Sold Out
Paul Tudor Jones Sold Out
Steve Mandel 9,054,737 sh (-12.66%)
Columbia Wanger 1,473,000 sh (-17.53%)
Jim Simons 104,557 sh (-87.48%)
George Soros 100,000 sh (-89.74%)
Steven Cohen 12,555 sh (-99.31%)
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Q2 2014

CCI Guru Trades in Q2 2014

Ray Dalio 4,291 sh (New)
Paul Tudor Jones 10,522 sh (New)
Jim Simons 1,119,503 sh (+970.71%)
Louis Moore Bacon 20,235 sh (+67.77%)
Lee Ainslie 4,515,034 sh (+19.72%)
Steven Cohen 194,400 sh (unchged)
Bill Gates 5,332,900 sh (unchged)
Jeremy Grantham 66,800 sh (-2.34%)
Larry Robbins 8,238,790 sh (-2.37%)
Manning & Napier Advisors, Inc 56,103 sh (-5.62%)
Steve Mandel 8,425,071 sh (-6.95%)
Columbia Wanger 1,243,000 sh (-15.61%)
Andreas Halvorsen 918,640 sh (-64.27%)
George Soros 25,000 sh (-75%)
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Insider Trades

Latest Guru Trades with CCI

(List those with share number changes of more than 20%, or impact to portfolio more than 0.1%)

GuruDate Trades Impact to Portfolio Price Range * (?) Current Price Change from Average Current Shares
Lee Ainslie 2014-06-30 Add 19.72%0.79%$71.73 - $77.7 $ 80.067%4515034
Steve Mandel 2014-06-30 Reduce -6.95%0.2%$71.73 - $77.7 $ 80.067%8425071
George Soros 2014-06-30 Reduce -75%0.05%$71.73 - $77.7 $ 80.067%25000
Ray Dalio 2014-06-30 New Buy$71.73 - $77.7 $ 80.067%4291
Lee Ainslie 2014-03-31 Add 184.37%2.53%$68.96 - $76.29 $ 80.069%3771422
George Soros 2014-03-31 Reduce -89.74%0.55%$68.96 - $76.29 $ 80.069%100000
Steve Mandel 2014-03-31 Reduce -12.66%0.42%$68.96 - $76.29 $ 80.069%9054737
Steve Mandel 2013-12-31 Add 63.51%1.28%$70.26 - $76.81 $ 80.068%10367263
Lee Ainslie 2013-12-31 Reduce -46.45%1.11%$70.26 - $76.81 $ 80.068%1326220
George Soros 2013-12-31 Add 723.16%0.54%$70.26 - $76.81 $ 80.068%974296
Lee Ainslie 2013-09-30 Reduce -26.45%0.87%$67.44 - $77.36 $ 80.0612%2476589
Steve Mandel 2013-09-30 Add 25.5%0.43%$67.44 - $77.36 $ 80.0612%6340454
George Soros 2013-09-30 New Buy0.1%$67.44 - $77.36 $ 80.0612%118360
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Preferred stocks of Crown Castle International Corp

SymbolPriceYieldDescription
CCIPRA103.003.27

Ratios

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industry
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history
P/E(ttm) 204.80
CCI's P/E(ttm) is ranked higher than
72% of the 944 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 23.10 vs. CCI: 204.80 )
CCI' s 10-Year P/E(ttm) Range
Min: 18.43   Max: 270.11
Current: 204.8

18.43
270.11
P/B 3.90
CCI's P/B is ranked higher than
76% of the 944 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 3.49 vs. CCI: 3.90 )
CCI' s 10-Year P/B Range
Min: 0.93   Max: 9.66
Current: 3.9

0.93
9.66
P/S 7.67
CCI's P/S is ranked higher than
64% of the 944 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.69 vs. CCI: 7.67 )
CCI' s 10-Year P/S Range
Min: 1.91   Max: 10.52
Current: 7.67

1.91
10.52
PFCF 31.52
CCI's PFCF is ranked higher than
84% of the 944 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 49.50 vs. CCI: 31.52 )
CCI' s 10-Year PFCF Range
Min: 1.32   Max: 391.67
Current: 31.52

1.32
391.67
EV-to-EBIT 40.61
CCI's EV-to-EBIT is ranked higher than
74% of the 944 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 19.27 vs. CCI: 40.61 )
CCI' s 10-Year EV-to-EBIT Range
Min: 26.9   Max: 368.2
Current: 40.61

26.9
368.2
PEG 10.27
CCI's PEG is ranked higher than
87% of the 944 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 9999.00 vs. CCI: 10.27 )
CCI' s 10-Year PEG Range
Min: 3.56   Max: 13.49
Current: 10.27

3.56
13.49
Current Ratio 1.19
CCI's Current Ratio is ranked higher than
78% of the 670 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.01 vs. CCI: 1.19 )
CCI' s 10-Year Current Ratio Range
Min: 0.48   Max: 8.95
Current: 1.19

0.48
8.95
Quick Ratio 1.19
CCI's Quick Ratio is ranked higher than
80% of the 670 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 0.96 vs. CCI: 1.19 )
CCI' s 10-Year Quick Ratio Range
Min: 0.48   Max: 8.8
Current: 1.19

0.48
8.8

Dividend & Buy Back

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history
Dividend Yield 1.30
CCI's Dividend Yield is ranked lower than
85% of the 640 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 3.24 vs. CCI: 1.30 )
CCI' s 10-Year Dividend Yield Range
Min: 0.45   Max: 0.96
Current: 1.3

0.45
0.96
Dividend Payout 1.80
CCI's Dividend Payout is ranked higher than
68% of the 944 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.31 vs. CCI: 1.80 )
CCI' s 10-Year Dividend Payout Range
Min: 1.3   Max: 5
Current: 1.8

1.3
5
Yield on cost (5-Year) 1.30
CCI's Yield on cost (5-Year) is ranked lower than
80% of the 650 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 3.65 vs. CCI: 1.30 )
CCI' s 10-Year Yield on cost (5-Year) Range
Min: 0.45   Max: 0.96
Current: 1.3

0.45
0.96
Share Buyback Rate -1.40
CCI's Share Buyback Rate is ranked higher than
78% of the 651 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: -0.30 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) 2.24
CCI's Price/DCF (Projected) is ranked higher than
85% of the 944 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 3.00 vs. CCI: 2.24 )
CCI' s 10-Year Price/DCF (Projected) Range
Min: 1.48   Max: 28.33
Current: 2.24

1.48
28.33
Price/Median PS Value 1.09
CCI's Price/Median PS Value is ranked higher than
82% of the 944 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.17 vs. CCI: 1.09 )
CCI' s 10-Year Price/Median PS Value Range
Min: 0.07   Max: 1.92
Current: 1.09

0.07
1.92
Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value 9.49
CCI's Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value is ranked higher than
91% of the 944 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 9999.00 vs. CCI: 9.49 )
CCI' s 10-Year Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value Range
Min: 3.85   Max: 12.63
Current: 9.49

3.85
12.63
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) 2.50
CCI's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) is ranked higher than
65% of the 773 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 6.70 vs. CCI: 2.50 )
CCI' s 10-Year Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) Range
Min: 0.3   Max: 3.7
Current: 2.5

0.3
3.7
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) 22.89
CCI's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) is ranked higher than
94% of the 710 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 7.94 vs. CCI: 22.89 )
CCI' s 10-Year Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) Range
Min: -6.6   Max: 23.9
Current: 22.89

-6.6
23.9

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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