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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 : 4/10

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industry
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history
Cash to Debt 0.02
CCIPRA's Cash to Debt is ranked higher than
59% of the 1051 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 0.35 vs. CCIPRA: 0.02 )
CCIPRA' s 10-Year Cash to Debt Range
Min: 0.01   Max: N/A
Current: 0.02

Equity to Asset 0.31
CCIPRA's Equity to Asset is ranked higher than
72% of the 1001 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 0.35 vs. CCIPRA: 0.31 )
CCIPRA' s 10-Year Equity to Asset Range
Min: 0.15   Max: 0.62
Current: 0.31

0.15
0.62
Interest Coverage 2.02
CCIPRA's Interest Coverage is ranked higher than
66% of the 632 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 6.28 vs. CCIPRA: 2.02 )
CCIPRA' s 10-Year Interest Coverage Range
Min: 0.02   Max: 2.02
Current: 2.02

0.02
2.02
F-Score: 5
Z-Score: 1.26
M-Score: -2.60
WACC vs ROIC
3.74%
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
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history
Operating margin (%) 26.76
CCIPRA's Operating margin (%) is ranked higher than
96% of the 1059 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 11.80 vs. CCIPRA: 26.76 )
CCIPRA' s 10-Year Operating margin (%) Range
Min: -21.13   Max: 34.31
Current: 26.76

-21.13
34.31
Net-margin (%) 10.97
CCIPRA's Net-margin (%) is ranked higher than
89% of the 1059 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 5.81 vs. CCIPRA: 10.97 )
CCIPRA' s 10-Year Net-margin (%) Range
Min: -81.06   Max: 38.58
Current: 10.97

-81.06
38.58
ROE (%) 6.08
CCIPRA's ROE (%) is ranked higher than
76% of the 1009 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 10.77 vs. CCIPRA: 6.08 )
CCIPRA' s 10-Year ROE (%) Range
Min: -26.42   Max: 12.79
Current: 6.08

-26.42
12.79
ROA (%) 1.97
CCIPRA's ROA (%) is ranked higher than
76% of the 1066 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 3.90 vs. CCIPRA: 1.97 )
CCIPRA' s 10-Year ROA (%) Range
Min: -9.19   Max: 4.17
Current: 1.97

-9.19
4.17
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) 11.15
CCIPRA's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
76% of the 1063 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 19.77 vs. CCIPRA: 11.15 )
CCIPRA' s 10-Year ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: -2.64   Max: 13.95
Current: 11.15

-2.64
13.95
Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) 15.90
CCIPRA's Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
93% of the 937 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.70 vs. CCIPRA: 15.90 )
CCIPRA' s 10-Year Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: -13.4   Max: 21.9
Current: 15.9

-13.4
21.9
EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) 9.40
CCIPRA's EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
89% of the 854 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: -0.10 vs. CCIPRA: 9.40 )
CCIPRA' s 10-Year EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: -53.8   Max: 164.1
Current: 9.4

-53.8
164.1
EPS Growth (3Y)(%) 26.00
CCIPRA's EPS Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
93% of the 756 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.80 vs. CCIPRA: 26.00 )
CCIPRA' s 10-Year EPS Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: -50.2   Max: 26.8
Current: 26

-50.2
26.8
» CCIPRA's 10-Y Financials

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Guru Trades

Q2 2014

CCIPRA Guru Trades in Q2 2014

Chuck Akre 15,700 sh (New)
Howard Marks 730,000 sh (+24.79%)
George Soros 85,000 sh (unchged)
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Q3 2014

CCIPRA Guru Trades in Q3 2014

Chuck Akre 20,000 sh (+27.39%)
Howard Marks 730,000 sh (unchged)
George Soros Sold Out
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Q4 2014

CCIPRA Guru Trades in Q4 2014

Chuck Akre 20,000 sh (unchged)
Howard Marks 563,145 sh (-22.86%)
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Q1 2015

CCIPRA Guru Trades in Q1 2015

Chuck Akre 20,000 sh (unchged)
Howard Marks 368,145 sh (-34.63%)
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SymbolPriceYieldDescription
CCIPRA103.004.34

Ratios

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history
P/E(ttm) 73.90
CCIPRA's P/E(ttm) is ranked higher than
75% of the 1180 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 31.40 vs. CCIPRA: 73.90 )
CCIPRA' s 10-Year P/E(ttm) Range
Min: 18.43   Max: 270.11
Current: 73.9

18.43
270.11
Forward P/E 46.95
CCIPRA's Forward P/E is ranked higher than
78% of the 1180 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 33.22 vs. CCIPRA: 46.95 )
N/A
PE(NRI) 73.90
CCIPRA's PE(NRI) is ranked higher than
78% of the 1180 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 32.40 vs. CCIPRA: 73.90 )
CCIPRA' s 10-Year PE(NRI) Range
Min: 60.32   Max: 271.07
Current: 73.9

60.32
271.07
P/B 4.19
CCIPRA's P/B is ranked higher than
72% of the 1180 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 3.03 vs. CCIPRA: 4.19 )
CCIPRA' s 10-Year P/B Range
Min: 0.93   Max: 9.66
Current: 4.19

0.93
9.66
P/S 7.29
CCIPRA's P/S is ranked higher than
51% of the 1180 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.81 vs. CCIPRA: 7.29 )
CCIPRA' s 10-Year P/S Range
Min: 1.91   Max: 10.52
Current: 7.29

1.91
10.52
PFCF 29.73
CCIPRA's PFCF is ranked higher than
82% of the 1180 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 67.70 vs. CCIPRA: 29.73 )
CCIPRA' s 10-Year PFCF Range
Min: 1.32   Max: 391.67
Current: 29.73

1.32
391.67
POCF 15.48
CCIPRA's POCF is ranked higher than
77% of the 1180 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 10.19 vs. CCIPRA: 15.48 )
CCIPRA' s 10-Year POCF Range
Min: 1.3   Max: 39.61
Current: 15.48

1.3
39.61
EV-to-EBIT 39.05
CCIPRA's EV-to-EBIT is ranked higher than
77% of the 1180 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 19.71 vs. CCIPRA: 39.05 )
CCIPRA' s 10-Year EV-to-EBIT Range
Min: -983.9   Max: 368.2
Current: 39.05

-983.9
368.2
PEG 4.02
CCIPRA's PEG is ranked higher than
92% of the 1180 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 0.00 vs. CCIPRA: 4.02 )
CCIPRA' s 10-Year PEG Range
Min: 3.42   Max: 13.51
Current: 4.02

3.42
13.51
Shiller P/E 461.33
CCIPRA's Shiller P/E is ranked higher than
78% of the 1180 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 71.39 vs. CCIPRA: 461.33 )
CCIPRA' s 10-Year Shiller P/E Range
Min: 455.89   Max: 8475
Current: 461.33

455.89
8475
Current Ratio 1.13
CCIPRA's Current Ratio is ranked higher than
78% of the 1029 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.04 vs. CCIPRA: 1.13 )
CCIPRA' s 10-Year Current Ratio Range
Min: 0.48   Max: 8.95
Current: 1.13

0.48
8.95
Quick Ratio 1.13
CCIPRA's Quick Ratio is ranked higher than
79% of the 1029 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 0.97 vs. CCIPRA: 1.13 )
CCIPRA' s 10-Year Quick Ratio Range
Min: 0.48   Max: 8.8
Current: 1.13

0.48
8.8
Days Sales Outstanding 28.44
CCIPRA's Days Sales Outstanding is ranked higher than
92% of the 1180 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 62.98 vs. CCIPRA: 28.44 )
CCIPRA' s 10-Year Days Sales Outstanding Range
Min: 7.04   Max: 117.47
Current: 28.44

7.04
117.47

Dividend & Buy Back

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industry
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history
Dividend Yield 4.34
CCIPRA's Dividend Yield is ranked lower than
58% of the 753 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 3.43 vs. CCIPRA: 4.34 )
CCIPRA' s 10-Year Dividend Yield Range
Min: 0.45   Max: 2.85
Current: 4.34

0.45
2.85
Yield on cost (5-Year) 4.33
CCIPRA's Yield on cost (5-Year) is ranked lower than
55% of the 759 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 3.80 vs. CCIPRA: 4.33 )
CCIPRA' s 10-Year Yield on cost (5-Year) Range
Min: 0.45   Max: 2.81
Current: 4.33

0.45
2.81
Share Buyback Rate -5.20
CCIPRA's Share Buyback Rate is ranked higher than
74% of the 766 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: -0.20 vs. CCIPRA: -5.20 )
CCIPRA' s 10-Year Share Buyback Rate Range
Min: 1.5   Max: -206.4
Current: -5.2

Valuation & Return

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industry
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history
Price/DCF (Projected) 2.11
CCIPRA's Price/DCF (Projected) is ranked higher than
84% of the 1180 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 3.90 vs. CCIPRA: 2.11 )
CCIPRA' s 10-Year Price/DCF (Projected) Range
Min: 1.48   Max: 28.33
Current: 2.11

1.48
28.33
Price/Median PS Value 1.00
CCIPRA's Price/Median PS Value is ranked higher than
82% of the 1180 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.20 vs. CCIPRA: 1.00 )
CCIPRA' s 10-Year Price/Median PS Value Range
Min: 0.07   Max: 1.87
Current: 1

0.07
1.87
Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value 3.79
CCIPRA's Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value is ranked higher than
93% of the 1180 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 0.00 vs. CCIPRA: 3.79 )
CCIPRA' s 10-Year Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value Range
Min: 3.55   Max: 12.66
Current: 3.79

3.55
12.66
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) 2.60
CCIPRA's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) is ranked higher than
72% of the 1055 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 5.60 vs. CCIPRA: 2.60 )
CCIPRA' 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) 21.71
CCIPRA's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) is ranked higher than
92% of the 705 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 8.22 vs. CCIPRA: 21.71 )
CCIPRA' s 10-Year Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) Range
Min: -21.6   Max: 24.7
Current: 21.71

-21.6
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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