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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
CCIPRA's Cash to Debt is ranked higher than
56% of the 826 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 0.41 vs. CCIPRA: 0.02 )
CCIPRA' s 10-Year Cash to Debt Range
Min: 0.01   Max: No Debt
Current: 0.02

Equity to Asset 0.33
CCIPRA's Equity to Asset is ranked higher than
71% of the 829 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

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

0.15
0.62
Interest Coverage 1.88
CCIPRA's Interest Coverage is ranked higher than
63% of the 574 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 6.57 vs. CCIPRA: 1.88 )
CCIPRA' s 10-Year Interest Coverage Range
Min: 0.02   Max: 1.88
Current: 1.88

0.02
1.88
F-Score: 5
Z-Score: 1.12
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 (%) 30.50
CCIPRA's Operating margin (%) is ranked higher than
97% of the 838 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 12.15 vs. CCIPRA: 30.50 )
CCIPRA' s 10-Year Operating margin (%) Range
Min: -10.83   Max: 34.31
Current: 30.5

-10.83
34.31
Net-margin (%) 2.98
CCIPRA's Net-margin (%) is ranked higher than
72% of the 838 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 7.43 vs. CCIPRA: 2.98 )
CCIPRA' s 10-Year Net-margin (%) Range
Min: -59.33   Max: 38.93
Current: 2.98

-59.33
38.93
ROE (%) 1.30
CCIPRA's ROE (%) is ranked higher than
67% of the 805 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 11.93 vs. CCIPRA: 1.30 )
CCIPRA' s 10-Year ROE (%) Range
Min: -34.08   Max: 12.82
Current: 1.3

-34.08
12.82
ROA (%) 0.44
CCIPRA's ROA (%) is ranked higher than
67% of the 842 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 4.83 vs. CCIPRA: 0.44 )
CCIPRA' s 10-Year ROA (%) Range
Min: -9.72   Max: 5.14
Current: 0.44

-9.72
5.14
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) 10.28
CCIPRA's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
72% of the 838 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 20.84 vs. CCIPRA: 10.28 )
CCIPRA' s 10-Year ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: -4.14   Max: 13.82
Current: 10.28

-4.14
13.82
Revenue Growth (%) 15.50
CCIPRA's Revenue Growth (%) is ranked higher than
91% of the 726 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 4.30 vs. CCIPRA: 15.50 )
CCIPRA' s 10-Year Revenue Growth (%) Range
Min: -13.5   Max: 22.1
Current: 15.5

-13.5
22.1
EBITDA Growth (%) 29.00
CCIPRA's EBITDA Growth (%) is ranked higher than
94% of the 642 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 3.60 vs. CCIPRA: 29.00 )
CCIPRA' s 10-Year EBITDA Growth (%) Range
Min: -64.4   Max: 202.4
Current: 29

-64.4
202.4
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Guru Trades

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Q4 2013

CCIPRA Guru Trades in Q4 2013

Howard Marks 455,000 sh (New)
George Soros 85,000 sh (New)
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Q1 2014

CCIPRA Guru Trades in Q1 2014

Howard Marks 585,000 sh (+28.57%)
George Soros 85,000 sh (unchged)
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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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Insider Trades

Latest Guru Trades with CCIPRA

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GuruDate Trades Impact to Portfolio Price Range * (?) Current Price Change from Average Current Shares
Chuck Akre 2014-06-30 New Buy0.05%$98.54 - $104.72 $ 1031%15700
George Soros 2013-12-31 New Buy0.07%$97.92 - $102.83 $ 1032%85000
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Preferred stocks of Crown Castle International Corp

SymbolPriceYieldDescription
CCIPRA103.003.27

Ratios

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history
P/E(ttm) 203.50
CCIPRA's P/E(ttm) is ranked higher than
70% of the 901 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 23.00 vs. CCIPRA: 203.50 )
CCIPRA' s 10-Year P/E(ttm) Range
Min: 18.43   Max: 270.11
Current: 203.5

18.43
270.11
P/B 3.87
CCIPRA's P/B is ranked higher than
75% of the 901 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 3.20 vs. CCIPRA: 3.87 )
CCIPRA' s 10-Year P/B Range
Min: 0.93   Max: 9.66
Current: 3.87

0.93
9.66
P/S 7.62
CCIPRA's P/S is ranked higher than
62% of the 901 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.71 vs. CCIPRA: 7.62 )
CCIPRA' s 10-Year P/S Range
Min: 1.91   Max: 10.52
Current: 7.62

1.91
10.52
PFCF 31.33
CCIPRA's PFCF is ranked higher than
81% of the 901 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 33.64 vs. CCIPRA: 31.33 )
CCIPRA' s 10-Year PFCF Range
Min: 1.46   Max: 391.67
Current: 31.33

1.46
391.67
EV-to-EBIT 40.44
CCIPRA's EV-to-EBIT is ranked higher than
72% of the 901 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 17.01 vs. CCIPRA: 40.44 )
CCIPRA' s 10-Year EV-to-EBIT Range
Min: 26.9   Max: 394.5
Current: 40.44

26.9
394.5
PEG 9.67
CCIPRA's PEG is ranked higher than
88% of the 901 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 9999.00 vs. CCIPRA: 9.67 )
CCIPRA' s 10-Year PEG Range
Min: 4.04   Max: 12.65
Current: 9.67

4.04
12.65
Current Ratio 1.19
CCIPRA's Current Ratio is ranked higher than
76% of the 574 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.05 vs. CCIPRA: 1.19 )
CCIPRA' s 10-Year Current Ratio Range
Min: 0.48   Max: 8.95
Current: 1.19

0.48
8.95
Quick Ratio 1.19
CCIPRA's Quick Ratio is ranked higher than
78% of the 574 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 0.97 vs. CCIPRA: 1.19 )
CCIPRA' 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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Dividend Yield 3.27
CCIPRA's Dividend Yield is ranked lower than
85% of the 609 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 3.37 vs. CCIPRA: 3.27 )
CCIPRA' s 10-Year Dividend Yield Range
Min: 0.45   Max: 0.96
Current: 3.27

0.45
0.96
Yield on cost (5-Year) 3.27
CCIPRA's Yield on cost (5-Year) is ranked lower than
82% of the 620 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 3.57 vs. CCIPRA: 3.27 )
CCIPRA' s 10-Year Yield on cost (5-Year) Range
Min: 0.44   Max: 0.49
Current: 3.27

0.44
0.49
Share Buyback Rate -1.40
CCIPRA's Share Buyback Rate is ranked higher than
77% of the 620 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: -0.30 vs. CCIPRA: -1.40 )
CCIPRA' s 10-Year Share Buyback Rate Range
Min: 1.5   Max: -206.4
Current: -1.4

Valuation & Return

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Price/DCF (Projected) 2.23
CCIPRA's Price/DCF (Projected) is ranked higher than
84% of the 901 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 2.24 vs. CCIPRA: 2.23 )
CCIPRA' s 10-Year Price/DCF (Projected) Range
Min: 1.84   Max: 39.16
Current: 2.23

1.84
39.16
Price/Median PS Value 1.08
CCIPRA's Price/Median PS Value is ranked higher than
79% of the 901 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.12 vs. CCIPRA: 1.08 )
CCIPRA' s 10-Year Price/Median PS Value Range
Min: 0.07   Max: 1.92
Current: 1.08

0.07
1.92
Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value 8.91
CCIPRA's Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value is ranked higher than
90% of the 901 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 9999.00 vs. CCIPRA: 8.91 )
CCIPRA' s 10-Year Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value Range
Min: 4.37   Max: 11.85
Current: 8.91

4.37
11.85
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) 2.50
CCIPRA's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) is ranked higher than
64% of the 770 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 6.80 vs. CCIPRA: 2.50 )
CCIPRA' 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) 24.16
CCIPRA's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) is ranked higher than
93% of the 689 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 7.62 vs. CCIPRA: 24.16 )
CCIPRA' s 10-Year Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) Range
Min: -56   Max: 25.6
Current: 24.16

-56
25.6

Business Description

Industry: Communication Services » Telecom Services
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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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