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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 : 3/10

vs
industry
vs
history
Cash-to-Debt 0.02
SBAC's Cash-to-Debt is ranked lower than
95% of the 419 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 0.39 vs. SBAC: 0.02 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Cash-to-Debt only.
SBAC' s Cash-to-Debt Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.01  Med: 0.03 Max: 0.15
Current: 0.02
0.01
0.15
Equity-to-Asset -0.27
SBAC's Equity-to-Asset is ranked lower than
97% of the 418 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 0.39 vs. SBAC: -0.27 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Equity-to-Asset only.
SBAC' s Equity-to-Asset Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -0.27  Med: 0.09 Max: 0.57
Current: -0.27
-0.27
0.57
Interest Coverage 1.17
SBAC's Interest Coverage is ranked lower than
87% of the 438 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 8.07 vs. SBAC: 1.17 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Interest Coverage only.
SBAC' s Interest Coverage Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.3  Med: 0.52 Max: 1.17
Current: 1.17
0.3
1.17
Piotroski F-Score: 8
Altman Z-Score: 0.55
Beneish M-Score: -3.03
WACC vs ROIC
7.21%
4.98%
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 : 10/10

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industry
vs
history
Operating Margin % 23.72
SBAC's Operating Margin % is ranked higher than
90% of the 418 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 7.36 vs. SBAC: 23.72 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Operating Margin % only.
SBAC' s Operating Margin % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 7.36  Med: 15.64 Max: 23.72
Current: 23.72
7.36
23.72
Net Margin % 4.67
SBAC's Net Margin % is ranked higher than
56% of the 420 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 3.27 vs. SBAC: 4.67 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Net Margin % only.
SBAC' s Net Margin % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -31.07  Med: -16.13 Max: 4.67
Current: 4.67
-31.07
4.67
ROA % 1.02
SBAC's ROA % is ranked lower than
59% of the 427 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 2.18 vs. SBAC: 1.02 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROA % only.
SBAC' s ROA % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -5.8  Med: -2.96 Max: 1.04
Current: 1.02
-5.8
1.04
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) % 14.50
SBAC's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) % is ranked higher than
52% of the 423 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 13.51 vs. SBAC: 14.50 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROC (Joel Greenblatt) % only.
SBAC' s ROC (Joel Greenblatt) % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1.09  Med: 5.52 Max: 15.02
Current: 14.5
1.09
15.02
3-Year Revenue Growth Rate 8.50
SBAC's 3-Year Revenue Growth Rate is ranked higher than
73% of the 392 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 2.00 vs. SBAC: 8.50 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful 3-Year Revenue Growth Rate only.
SBAC' s 3-Year Revenue Growth Rate Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -11.8  Med: 7.8 Max: 23.7
Current: 8.5
-11.8
23.7
3-Year EBITDA Growth Rate 11.70
SBAC's 3-Year EBITDA Growth Rate is ranked higher than
75% of the 332 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.30 vs. SBAC: 11.70 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful 3-Year EBITDA Growth Rate only.
SBAC' s 3-Year EBITDA Growth Rate Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -10.8  Med: 23.85 Max: 82.6
Current: 11.7
-10.8
82.6
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Guru Trades

Q1 2016

SBAC Guru Trades in Q1 2016

George Soros 143,753 sh (New)
Paul Tudor Jones 10,397 sh (New)
Jim Simons 331,749 sh (+313.40%)
Louis Moore Bacon 150,000 sh (+24.57%)
Chuck Akre 1,865,000 sh (+3.61%)
Columbia Wanger 217,000 sh (unchged)
Steven Cohen Sold Out
Ray Dalio Sold Out
Pioneer Investments 74,240 sh (-0.09%)
Eric Mindich 1,825,507 sh (-9.90%)
Ron Baron 2,144,163 sh (-14.13%)
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Q2 2016

SBAC Guru Trades in Q2 2016

Larry Robbins 469,781 sh (New)
Columbia Wanger 442,514 sh (+103.92%)
Jim Simons 352,749 sh (+6.33%)
Chuck Akre 1,865,000 sh (unchged)
George Soros Sold Out
Ron Baron 1,775,182 sh (-17.21%)
Eric Mindich 1,131,507 sh (-38.02%)
Pioneer Investments 45,855 sh (-38.23%)
Paul Tudor Jones 5,922 sh (-43.04%)
Louis Moore Bacon 55,000 sh (-63.33%)
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Q3 2016

SBAC Guru Trades in Q3 2016

Jeremy Grantham 30,000 sh (New)
Steven Cohen 62,800 sh (New)
Ray Dalio 19,604 sh (New)
Manning & Napier Advisors, Inc 49,090 sh (New)
John Burbank 6,000 sh (New)
Louis Moore Bacon 85,000 sh (+54.55%)
Chuck Akre 1,865,000 sh (unchged)
Larry Robbins Sold Out
Paul Tudor Jones Sold Out
Ron Baron 1,769,629 sh (-0.31%)
Pioneer Investments 45,612 sh (-0.53%)
Eric Mindich 948,444 sh (-16.18%)
Columbia Wanger 349,523 sh (-21.01%)
Jim Simons 244,949 sh (-30.56%)
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Q4 2016

SBAC Guru Trades in Q4 2016

Mario Gabelli 4,242 sh (New)
Manning & Napier Advisors, Inc 140,660 sh (+186.53%)
John Burbank 10,000 sh (+66.67%)
Chuck Akre 2,465,000 sh (+32.17%)
Steven Cohen 79,400 sh (+26.43%)
Jeremy Grantham Sold Out
Jim Simons Sold Out
Ray Dalio Sold Out
Eric Mindich Sold Out
Pioneer Investments 44,504 sh (-2.43%)
Ron Baron 1,724,009 sh (-2.58%)
Columbia Wanger 296,176 sh (-15.26%)
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Business Description

Industry: Communication Services » Telecom Services    NAICS: 517919    SIC: 4899
Compare:NYSE:BCE » details
Traded in other countries:4SB.Germany,
SBA Communications Corporation is an independent owner & operator of wireless communications tower structures, rooftops & other structures that support antennas for communication. Its business segments are site leasing and site development.

SBA Communications Corp is an independent owner and operator of wireless communications towers in the United States, Brazil, Puerto Rico, Canada, and Central America. The firm owns and manages about 15,800 sites in the U.S., 7,000 in Brazil, and 3,000 elsewhere. The U.S. business still provides about 80% of leasing revenue, with the four nationwide U.S. wireless carriers (AT&T, Verizon, Sprint, and T-Mobile) providing the vast majority of domestic revenue.

Guru Investment Theses on SBA Communications Corp

Baron Asset Fund Comments on SBA Communications Corp - Jan 30, 2017

Shares of U.S. and Latin American wireless tower owner SBA Communications Corp. (NASDAQ:SBAC) fell on concerns that the upcoming Trump-appointed FCC and Justice Department will encourage consolidation among SBA’s U.S. customer base. We believe this risk is likely misunderstood, as U.S. carriers have strengthened over the past few years, making carrier consolidation a less attractive alternative. Further, we believe that SBA will continue to benefit from significant equipment additions and share repurchases, in the event that additional acquisition opportunities do not present themselves.



From Barron Asset Fund fourth quarter 2016 commentary.



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Baron Asset Fund Comments on SBA Communications Corp Guru stock highlight
Shares of U.S. and Latin American wireless tower owner SBA Communications Corp. (NASDAQ:SBAC) fell on concerns that the upcoming Trump-appointed FCC and Justice Department will encourage consolidation among SBA’s U.S. customer base. We believe this risk is likely misunderstood, as U.S. carriers have strengthened over the past few years, making carrier consolidation a less attractive alternative. Further, we believe that SBA will continue to benefit from significant equipment additions and share repurchases, in the event that additional acquisition opportunities do not present themselves. Read more...

Ratios

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industry
vs
history
PE Ratio 193.92
SBAC's PE Ratio is ranked lower than
96% of the 456 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 19.62 vs. SBAC: 193.92 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PE Ratio only.
SBAC' s PE Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 122.25  Med: 164.21 Max: 193.92
Current: 193.92
122.25
193.92
Forward PE Ratio 114.94
SBAC's Forward PE Ratio is ranked lower than
97% of the 147 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 15.29 vs. SBAC: 114.94 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward PE Ratio only.
N/A
PE Ratio without NRI 193.92
SBAC's PE Ratio without NRI is ranked lower than
96% of the 369 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 20.20 vs. SBAC: 193.92 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PE Ratio without NRI only.
SBAC' s PE Ratio without NRI Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 122.25  Med: 164.21 Max: 193.92
Current: 193.92
122.25
193.92
Price-to-Owner-Earnings 26.92
SBAC's Price-to-Owner-Earnings is ranked lower than
70% of the 249 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 16.53 vs. SBAC: 26.92 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price-to-Owner-Earnings only.
SBAC' s Price-to-Owner-Earnings Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 12.92  Med: 38.99 Max: 148.41
Current: 26.92
12.92
148.41
PS Ratio 9.08
SBAC's PS Ratio is ranked lower than
94% of the 544 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.57 vs. SBAC: 9.08 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PS Ratio only.
SBAC' s PS Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 2.57  Med: 7.93 Max: 10.92
Current: 9.08
2.57
10.92
Price-to-Free-Cash-Flow 24.61
SBAC's Price-to-Free-Cash-Flow is ranked lower than
66% of the 311 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 17.85 vs. SBAC: 24.61 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price-to-Free-Cash-Flow only.
SBAC' s Price-to-Free-Cash-Flow Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 8.23  Med: 33.09 Max: 94.49
Current: 24.61
8.23
94.49
Price-to-Operating-Cash-Flow 19.97
SBAC's Price-to-Operating-Cash-Flow is ranked lower than
90% of the 409 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 6.87 vs. SBAC: 19.97 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price-to-Operating-Cash-Flow only.
SBAC' s Price-to-Operating-Cash-Flow Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 6.61  Med: 22.02 Max: 48.12
Current: 19.97
6.61
48.12
EV-to-EBIT 54.79
SBAC's EV-to-EBIT is ranked lower than
89% of the 520 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 15.15 vs. SBAC: 54.79 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EV-to-EBIT only.
SBAC' s EV-to-EBIT Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -851.6  Med: 84.65 Max: 697.2
Current: 54.79
-851.6
697.2
EV-to-EBITDA 21.71
SBAC's EV-to-EBITDA is ranked lower than
92% of the 576 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 8.03 vs. SBAC: 21.71 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EV-to-EBITDA only.
SBAC' s EV-to-EBITDA Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 14.1  Med: 23.6 Max: 34
Current: 21.71
14.1
34
PEG Ratio 11.08
SBAC's PEG Ratio is ranked lower than
80% of the 151 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 2.80 vs. SBAC: 11.08 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PEG Ratio only.
SBAC' s PEG Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 6.61  Med: 9.22 Max: 11.08
Current: 11.08
6.61
11.08
Current Ratio 0.37
SBAC's Current Ratio is ranked lower than
93% of the 407 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.05 vs. SBAC: 0.37 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Current Ratio only.
SBAC' s Current Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.37  Med: 1.08 Max: 2.8
Current: 0.37
0.37
2.8
Quick Ratio 0.37
SBAC's Quick Ratio is ranked lower than
92% of the 407 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 0.98 vs. SBAC: 0.37 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Quick Ratio only.
SBAC' s Quick Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.37  Med: 1.08 Max: 2.8
Current: 0.37
0.37
2.8
Days Sales Outstanding 17.51
SBAC's Days Sales Outstanding is ranked higher than
87% of the 323 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 47.51 vs. SBAC: 17.51 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Sales Outstanding only.
SBAC' s Days Sales Outstanding Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 10.94  Med: 16.24 Max: 24.92
Current: 17.51
10.94
24.92
Days Payable 24.56
SBAC's Days Payable is ranked lower than
80% of the 275 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 63.61 vs. SBAC: 24.56 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Payable only.
SBAC' s Days Payable Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 18.64  Med: 22.6 Max: 36.5
Current: 24.56
18.64
36.5

Buy Back

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industry
vs
history
3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio 2.00
SBAC's 3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio is ranked higher than
88% of the 267 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: -1.70 vs. SBAC: 2.00 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful 3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio only.
SBAC' s 3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -70.8  Med: -8.15 Max: 2
Current: 2
-70.8
2

Valuation & Return

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industry
vs
history
Price-to-Intrinsic-Value-Projected-FCF 4.78
SBAC's Price-to-Intrinsic-Value-Projected-FCF is ranked lower than
85% of the 317 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.55 vs. SBAC: 4.78 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price-to-Intrinsic-Value-Projected-FCF only.
SBAC' s Price-to-Intrinsic-Value-Projected-FCF Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1.88  Med: 3.45 Max: 9.48
Current: 4.78
1.88
9.48
Price-to-Intrinsic-Value-DCF (Earnings Based) 18.11
SBAC's Price-to-Intrinsic-Value-DCF (Earnings Based) is ranked lower than
98% of the 60 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.74 vs. SBAC: 18.11 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price-to-Intrinsic-Value-DCF (Earnings Based) only.
N/A
Price-to-Median-PS-Value 1.15
SBAC's Price-to-Median-PS-Value is ranked lower than
60% of the 498 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.04 vs. SBAC: 1.15 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price-to-Median-PS-Value only.
SBAC' s Price-to-Median-PS-Value Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.01  Med: 0.93 Max: 1.24
Current: 1.15
0.01
1.24
Price-to-Peter-Lynch-Fair-Value 10.89
SBAC's Price-to-Peter-Lynch-Fair-Value is ranked lower than
95% of the 107 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.62 vs. SBAC: 10.89 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price-to-Peter-Lynch-Fair-Value only.
SBAC' s Price-to-Peter-Lynch-Fair-Value Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 9.51  Med: 9.51 Max: 10.89
Current: 10.89
9.51
10.89
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) % 1.83
SBAC's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) % is ranked lower than
69% of the 655 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 4.84 vs. SBAC: 1.83 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) % only.
SBAC' s Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.1  Med: 1.1 Max: 2.5
Current: 1.83
0.1
2.5
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) % 20.56
SBAC's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) % is ranked higher than
78% of the 250 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 8.29 vs. SBAC: 20.56 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) % only.
SBAC' s Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -6.3  Med: 21.1 Max: 38.4
Current: 20.56
-6.3
38.4

More Statistics

Revenue (TTM) (Mil) $1,633
EPS (TTM) $ 0.61
Beta0.92
Short Percentage of Float3.64%
52-Week Range $95.66 - 118.57
Shares Outstanding (Mil)120.98

Analyst Estimate

Dec17 Dec18
Revenue (Mil $) 1,713 1,822
EPS ($) 1.04 1.53
EPS without NRI ($) 1.04 1.53
EPS Growth Rate
(Future 3Y To 5Y Estimate)
38.68%
Dividends per Share ($)
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Headlines

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