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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 : 6/10

vs
industry
vs
history
Cash to Debt 0.01
SBAC's Cash to Debt is ranked lower than
98% of the 444 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 0.52 vs. SBAC: 0.01 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Cash to Debt only.
SBAC' s 10-Year Cash to Debt Range
Min: 0.01  Med: 0.04 Max: N/A
Current: 0.01
Equity to Asset -0.14
SBAC's Equity to Asset is ranked lower than
96% of the 419 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 0.41 vs. SBAC: -0.14 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Equity to Asset only.
SBAC' s 10-Year Equity to Asset Range
Min: -0.14  Med: 0.10 Max: 0.61
Current: -0.14
-0.14
0.61
Interest Coverage 1.05
SBAC's Interest Coverage is ranked lower than
96% of the 252 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 14.68 vs. SBAC: 1.05 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Interest Coverage only.
SBAC' s 10-Year Interest Coverage Range
Min: 0.06  Med: 0.34 Max: 1.05
Current: 1.05
0.06
1.05
F-Score: 5
Z-Score: 0.89
M-Score: -2.70
WACC vs ROIC
5.81%
4.37%
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 : 8/10

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industry
vs
history
Operating margin (%) 22.52
SBAC's Operating margin (%) is ranked higher than
85% of the 445 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 8.49 vs. SBAC: 22.52 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Operating margin (%) only.
SBAC' s 10-Year Operating margin (%) Range
Min: -41.62  Med: 5.56 Max: 22.04
Current: 22.52
-41.62
22.04
Net-margin (%) -6.58
SBAC's Net-margin (%) is ranked lower than
77% of the 445 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 4.47 vs. SBAC: -6.58 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Net-margin (%) only.
SBAC' s 10-Year Net-margin (%) Range
Min: -103.68  Med: -31.07 Max: -1.59
Current: -6.58
-103.68
-1.59
ROA (%) -1.36
SBAC's ROA (%) is ranked lower than
72% of the 450 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 3.37 vs. SBAC: -1.36 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROA (%) only.
SBAC' s 10-Year ROA (%) Range
Min: -18.22  Med: -5.06 Max: -0.33
Current: -1.36
-18.22
-0.33
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) 8.36
SBAC's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked lower than
63% of the 448 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 14.59 vs. SBAC: 8.36 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) only.
SBAC' s 10-Year ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: -17.47  Med: -1.19 Max: 11.39
Current: 8.36
-17.47
11.39
Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) 23.70
SBAC's Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
91% of the 372 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 2.20 vs. SBAC: 23.70 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) only.
SBAC' s 10-Year Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: -11.8  Med: 5.00 Max: 23.7
Current: 23.7
-11.8
23.7
EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) 25.40
SBAC's EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
87% of the 311 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 0.70 vs. SBAC: 25.40 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) only.
SBAC' s 10-Year EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: -6.3  Med: 24.95 Max: 84.2
Current: 25.4
-6.3
84.2
EPS Growth (3Y)(%) -45.00
SBAC's EPS Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked lower than
91% of the 285 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 2.50 vs. SBAC: -45.00 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EPS Growth (3Y)(%) only.
SBAC' s 10-Year EPS Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: -45  Med: -5.15 Max: 68.5
Current: -45
-45
68.5
» SBAC's 10-Y Financials

Financials


Revenue & Net Income
Cash & Debt
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Guru Trades

Q2 2014

SBAC Guru Trades in Q2 2014

Andreas Halvorsen 149,697 sh (New)
Jim Simons 815,149 sh (+2677.43%)
Chris Davis 63,207 sh (+28.69%)
Chuck Akre 1,200,000 sh (+22.75%)
Steven Cohen 339,200 sh (unchged)
Steve Mandel 8,700,738 sh (-2.72%)
Pioneer Investments 137,304 sh (-4.58%)
Ron Baron 3,458,018 sh (-8.09%)
Columbia Wanger 2,900,100 sh (-29.92%)
George Soros 317,368 sh (-60.79%)
Ray Dalio 2,400 sh (-70.00%)
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Q3 2014

SBAC Guru Trades in Q3 2014

Caxton Associates 6,000 sh (New)
Andreas Halvorsen 2,080,141 sh (+1289.57%)
Chris Davis 63,209 sh (unchged)
Chuck Akre 1,200,000 sh (unchged)
Pioneer Investments 133,346 sh (unchged)
Steven Cohen Sold Out
Ray Dalio Sold Out
Steve Mandel 8,670,738 sh (-0.34%)
Ron Baron 3,442,453 sh (-0.45%)
Columbia Wanger 2,725,100 sh (-6.03%)
Jim Simons 429,349 sh (-47.33%)
George Soros 93,047 sh (-70.68%)
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Q4 2014

SBAC Guru Trades in Q4 2014

Joel Greenblatt 8,584 sh (New)
Steven Cohen 164,100 sh (New)
Steve Mandel 7,293,202 sh (unchged)
Chuck Akre 1,200,000 sh (unchged)
Andreas Halvorsen Sold Out
George Soros Sold Out
Caxton Associates Sold Out
Pioneer Investments 132,072 sh (-0.96%)
Ron Baron 3,267,404 sh (-5.09%)
Steve Mandel 7,293,202 sh (-15.89%)
Columbia Wanger 1,847,100 sh (-32.22%)
Chris Davis 26,114 sh (-58.69%)
Jim Simons 10,449 sh (-97.57%)
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Q1 2015

SBAC Guru Trades in Q1 2015

Chuck Akre 1,200,000 sh (unchged)
Chris Davis Sold Out
Joel Greenblatt Sold Out
Jim Simons Sold Out
Pioneer Investments 131,325 sh (-0.57%)
Ron Baron 2,962,192 sh (-9.34%)
Steve Mandel 6,460,678 sh (-11.42%)
Columbia Wanger 1,492,100 sh (-19.22%)
Steven Cohen 10,800 sh (-93.42%)
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Ratios

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industry
vs
history
Forward P/E 69.93
SBAC's Forward P/E is ranked lower than
93% of the 194 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 17.24 vs. SBAC: 69.93 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward P/E only.
N/A
P/S 9.35
SBAC's P/S is ranked lower than
93% of the 465 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.54 vs. SBAC: 9.35 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/S only.
SBAC' s 10-Year P/S Range
Min: 1.33  Med: 7.47 Max: 10.93
Current: 9.35
1.33
10.93
PFCF 33.64
SBAC's PFCF is ranked lower than
75% of the 231 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 18.71 vs. SBAC: 33.64 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PFCF only.
SBAC' s 10-Year PFCF Range
Min: 8.31  Med: 34.73 Max: 184.33
Current: 33.64
8.31
184.33
POCF 21.60
SBAC's POCF is ranked lower than
83% of the 319 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 8.22 vs. SBAC: 21.60 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful POCF only.
SBAC' s 10-Year POCF Range
Min: 6.67  Med: 23.15 Max: 153.33
Current: 21.6
6.67
153.33
EV-to-EBIT 101.91
SBAC's EV-to-EBIT is ranked lower than
93% of the 324 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 15.37 vs. SBAC: 101.91 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EV-to-EBIT only.
SBAC' s 10-Year EV-to-EBIT Range
Min: -327.1  Med: 93.30 Max: 2100.2
Current: 101.91
-327.1
2100.2
Current Ratio 1.13
SBAC's Current Ratio is ranked lower than
53% of the 432 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.20 vs. SBAC: 1.13 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Current Ratio only.
SBAC' s 10-Year Current Ratio Range
Min: 0.12  Med: 1.44 Max: 5.31
Current: 1.13
0.12
5.31
Quick Ratio 1.13
SBAC's Quick Ratio is ranked higher than
52% of the 432 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.10 vs. SBAC: 1.13 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Quick Ratio only.
SBAC' s 10-Year Quick Ratio Range
Min: 0.12  Med: 1.44 Max: 5.31
Current: 1.13
0.12
5.31
Days Sales Outstanding 20.98
SBAC's Days Sales Outstanding is ranked higher than
84% of the 377 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 47.48 vs. SBAC: 20.98 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Sales Outstanding only.
SBAC' s 10-Year Days Sales Outstanding Range
Min: 10.94  Med: 33.31 Max: 133.23
Current: 20.98
10.94
133.23

Valuation & Return

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industry
vs
history
Price/Projected FCF 6.07
SBAC's Price/Projected FCF is ranked lower than
90% of the 214 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.33 vs. SBAC: 6.07 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Projected FCF only.
SBAC' s 10-Year Price/Projected FCF Range
Min: 2  Med: 3.20 Max: 422.14
Current: 6.07
2
422.14
Price/Median PS Value 1.26
SBAC's Price/Median PS Value is ranked lower than
64% of the 414 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.06 vs. SBAC: 1.26 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Median PS Value only.
SBAC' s 10-Year Price/Median PS Value Range
Min: 0.01  Med: 0.92 Max: 1.87
Current: 1.26
0.01
1.87
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) 1.00
SBAC's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) is ranked lower than
68% of the 440 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 4.60 vs. SBAC: 1.00 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) only.
SBAC' s 10-Year Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: 0.1  Med: 1.00 Max: 1.6
Current: 1
0.1
1.6
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) 30.05
SBAC's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) is ranked higher than
85% of the 232 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 9.23 vs. SBAC: 30.05 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) only.
SBAC' s 10-Year Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) Range
Min: -76.1  Med: 18.40 Max: 40.5
Current: 30.05
-76.1
40.5

Business Description

Industry: Communication Services » Telecom Services
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Traded in other countries:SBJ.Germany,
SBA Communications Corp was incorporated in the State Florida in March 1997. The Company is an independent owner and operator of wireless communications tower structures, rooftops and other structures that support antennas used for wireless communications. The Company mainly operates in United States and its territories. It also own and operate towers in Canada, Central America, and South America. The Company's principal business line is site leasing business, it lease antenna space to wireless service providers on towers that it owns or operates and manages rooftops and tower sites for property owners under various contractual arrangements. The Company's wireless service provider tenants, including are AT&T, Sprint, Verizon Wireless, T-Mobile, Oi, Digicel, Claro and Telefonica. The other business line of the Company is site development business, through which it assist wireless service providers in developing and maintaining their own wireless service networks. Its services includes; network pre-design, site audits, identification of potential locations for towers and antennas, support in buying or leasing of the location, assistance in obtaining zoning approvals and permits, tower structure construction, antenna installation, and radio equipment installation, commissioning and maintenance. The Company provides its site development services on a local basis, through regional offices, territory offices and project offices. The Company faces competition from; the national independent tower companies including American Tower Corporation and Crown Castle International, a large number of regional independent tower owners, wireless service providers that own and operate their own towers and lease, or may in the future decide to lease, antenna space to other providers, and alternative facilities such as rooftops, outdoor and indoor distributed antenna system ("DAS") networks, billboards, and electric transmission towers in its Site Leasing business. In its Site Development business its competitors includes site development consultants, zoning consultants, real estate firms, right-of-way consulting firms, construction companies, tower owners/managers, radio frequency engineering consultants, telecommunications equipment vendors, which provide end-to-end site development services through multiple subcontractors, and wireless service providers' internal staff. The Company is subject to federal, state and local regulation of its business, both in the U.S. and internationally. In the U.S., both the Federal Aviation Administration ("FAA") and the FCC regulate the construction, modification and maintenance of antenna towers and structures that support wireless communications and radio and television antennas.
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