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UNIT

Uniti Group NasdaqGS:UNIT Stock Report

Last Price

US$10.77

Market Cap

US$5.1b

7D

0%

1Y

0.6%

Updated

24 May, 2022

Data

Company Financials +
UNIT fundamental analysis
Snowflake Score
Valuation4/6
Future Growth1/6
Past Performance2/6
Financial Health0/6
Dividends3/6

UNIT Stock Overview

Uniti, an internally managed real estate investment trust, is engaged in the acquisition and construction of mission critical communications infrastructure, and is a leading provider of wireless infrastructure solutions for the communications industry.

Uniti Group Competitors

Price History & Performance

Summary of all time highs, changes and price drops for Uniti Group
Historical stock prices
Current Share PriceUS$10.77
52 Week HighUS$14.60
52 Week LowUS$10.13
Beta1.03
1 Month Change-18.84%
3 Month Change-2.36%
1 Year Change0.56%
3 Year Change3.76%
5 Year Change-56.57%
Change since IPO-64.14%

Recent News & Updates

Apr 14

Uniti Group: The REIT's Recovery Climb Continues

Uniti Group is a Real Estate Investment Trust with market domination in the eastern part of the United States. The company's strategic plan to drive its market forces from the smaller markets has yielded positive results while it is now set for a robust entry into larger markets. As a broadband provider with a significant presence in rural areas, the company is positioned to benefit from Biden's multibillion-dollar infrastructure plan (broadband inclusive) to expand broadband to underserved areas. Uniti Group's consistent growth with its expansion through acquisitions and a brighter outlook for the year 2022 have further solidified investors' confidence.

Shareholder Returns

UNITUS REITsUS Market
7D0%-0.7%-4.0%
1Y0.6%-1.3%-13.2%

Return vs Industry: UNIT exceeded the US REITs industry which returned -2.1% over the past year.

Return vs Market: UNIT exceeded the US Market which returned -12.3% over the past year.

Price Volatility

Is UNIT's price volatile compared to industry and market?
UNIT volatility
UNIT Average Weekly Movement5.0%
REITs Industry Average Movement4.4%
Market Average Movement7.8%
10% most volatile stocks in US Market16.8%
10% least volatile stocks in US Market2.9%

Stable Share Price: UNIT is not significantly more volatile than the rest of US stocks over the past 3 months, typically moving +/- 5% a week.

Volatility Over Time: UNIT's weekly volatility (5%) has been stable over the past year.

About the Company

FoundedEmployeesCEOWebsite
2014754Kenny Gundermanhttps://www.uniti.com

Uniti, an internally managed real estate investment trust, is engaged in the acquisition and construction of mission critical communications infrastructure, and is a leading provider of wireless infrastructure solutions for the communications industry. As of September 30, 2020, Uniti owns 6.7 million fiber strand miles and other communications real estate throughout the United States.

Uniti Group Fundamentals Summary

How do Uniti Group's earnings and revenue compare to its market cap?
UNIT fundamental statistics
Market CapUS$5.09b
Earnings (TTM)US$179.66m
Revenue (TTM)US$1.11b

14.2x

P/E Ratio

2.3x

P/S Ratio

Earnings & Revenue

Key profitability statistics from the latest earnings report
UNIT income statement (TTM)
RevenueUS$1.11b
Cost of RevenueUS$148.88m
Gross ProfitUS$957.09m
Other ExpensesUS$777.43m
EarningsUS$179.66m

Last Reported Earnings

Mar 31, 2022

Next Earnings Date

n/a

Earnings per share (EPS)0.76
Gross Margin86.54%
Net Profit Margin16.24%
Debt/Equity Ratio-245.1%

How did UNIT perform over the long term?

See historical performance and comparison

Dividends

5.6%

Current Dividend Yield

27%

Payout Ratio

Does UNIT pay a reliable dividends?

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When do you need to buy UNIT by to receive an upcoming dividend?
Uniti Group dividend dates
Ex Dividend DateJun 16 2022
Dividend Pay DateJul 01 2022
Days until Ex dividend21 days
Days until Dividend pay date36 days

Does UNIT pay a reliable dividends?

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Valuation

Is Uniti Group undervalued compared to its fair value and its price relative to the market?

Valuation Score

4/6

Valuation Score 4/6

  • Below Fair Value

  • Significantly Below Fair Value

  • PE vs Industry

  • PE vs Market

  • PEG Ratio

  • PB vs Industry


>50%

Undervalued compared to fair value

Share Price vs. Fair Value

Below Fair Value: UNIT ($10.77) is trading below our estimate of fair value ($26.11)

Significantly Below Fair Value: UNIT is trading below fair value by more than 20%.


Price To Earnings Ratio

PE vs Industry: UNIT is good value based on its Price-To-Earnings Ratio (14.2x) compared to the US REITs industry average (32.4x).

PE vs Market: UNIT is good value based on its Price-To-Earnings Ratio (14.2x) compared to the US market (15.1x).


Price to Earnings Growth Ratio

PEG Ratio: UNIT is poor value based on its PEG Ratio (5.4x)


Price to Book Ratio

PB vs Industry: UNIT has negative assets, so we can't compare its Price-To-Book Ratio to the US REITs industry average.


Future Growth

How is Uniti Group forecast to perform in the next 1 to 3 years based on estimates from 9 analysts?

Future Growth Score

1/6

Future Growth Score 1/6

  • Earnings vs Savings Rate

  • Earnings vs Market

  • High Growth Earnings

  • Revenue vs Market

  • High Growth Revenue

  • Future ROE


2.6%

Forecasted annual earnings growth

Earnings and Revenue Growth Forecasts


Analyst Future Growth Forecasts

Earnings vs Savings Rate: UNIT's forecast earnings growth (2.6% per year) is above the savings rate (1.9%).

Earnings vs Market: UNIT's earnings (2.6% per year) are forecast to grow slower than the US market (12.3% per year).

High Growth Earnings: UNIT's earnings are forecast to grow, but not significantly.

Revenue vs Market: UNIT's revenue (2.9% per year) is forecast to grow slower than the US market (7.8% per year).

High Growth Revenue: UNIT's revenue (2.9% per year) is forecast to grow slower than 20% per year.


Earnings per Share Growth Forecasts


Future Return on Equity

Future ROE: Insufficient data to determine if UNIT's Return on Equity is forecast to be high in 3 years time


Past Performance

How has Uniti Group performed over the past 5 years?

Past Performance Score

2/6

Past Performance Score 2/6

  • Quality Earnings

  • Growing Profit Margin

  • Earnings Trend

  • Accelerating Growth

  • Earnings vs Industry

  • High ROE


-25.6%

Historical annual earnings growth

Earnings and Revenue History

Quality Earnings: UNIT has a large one-off gain of $34.0M impacting its March 31 2022 financial results.

Growing Profit Margin: UNIT became profitable in the past.


Past Earnings Growth Analysis

Earnings Trend: UNIT has become profitable over the past 5 years, growing earnings by -25.6% per year.

Accelerating Growth: UNIT has become profitable in the last year, making the earnings growth rate difficult to compare to its 5-year average.

Earnings vs Industry: UNIT has become profitable in the last year, making it difficult to compare its past year earnings growth to the REITs industry (69.5%).


Return on Equity

High ROE: UNIT's liabilities exceed its assets, so it is difficult to calculate its Return on Equity.


Financial Health

How is Uniti Group's financial position?

Financial Health Score

0/6

Financial Health Score 0/6

  • Short Term Liabilities

  • Long Term Liabilities

  • Debt Level

  • Reducing Debt

  • Debt Coverage

  • Interest Coverage

Financial Position Analysis

Short Term Liabilities: UNIT has negative shareholder equity, which is a more serious situation than short term assets not covering short term liabilities.

Long Term Liabilities: UNIT has negative shareholder equity, which is a more serious situation than short term assets not covering long term liabilities.


Debt to Equity History and Analysis

Debt Level: UNIT has negative shareholder equity, which is a more serious situation than a high debt level.

Reducing Debt: UNIT's has negative shareholder equity, so we do not need to check if its debt has reduced over time.

Debt Coverage: UNIT's debt is not well covered by operating cash flow (8.5%).

Interest Coverage: UNIT's interest payments on its debt are not well covered by EBIT (1.4x coverage).


Balance Sheet


Dividend

What is Uniti Group current dividend yield, its reliability and sustainability?

Dividend Score

4/6

Dividend Score 4/6

  • Notable Dividend

  • High Dividend

  • Stable Dividend

  • Growing Dividend

  • Earnings Coverage

  • Future Dividend Coverage


5.57%

Current Dividend Yield

Upcoming Dividend Payment

TodayMay 25 2022Ex Dividend DateJun 16 2022Dividend Pay DateJul 01 202215 days from Ex DividendBuy in the next 21 days to receive the upcoming dividend

Dividend Yield vs Market

Notable Dividend: UNIT's dividend (5.57%) is higher than the bottom 25% of dividend payers in the US market (1.57%).

High Dividend: UNIT's dividend (5.57%) is in the top 25% of dividend payers in the US market (4.05%)


Stability and Growth of Payments

Stable Dividend: UNIT has been paying a dividend for less than 10 years and during this time payments have been volatile.

Growing Dividend: UNIT has only been paying a dividend for 7 years, and since then payments have fallen.


Earnings Payout to Shareholders

Earnings Coverage: With its reasonably low payout ratio (27.4%), UNIT's dividend payments are well covered by earnings.


Cash Payout to Shareholders

Cash Flow Coverage: With its high cash payout ratio (717.4%), UNIT's dividend payments are not well covered by cash flows.


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Management

How experienced are the management team and are they aligned to shareholders interests?

1.3yrs

Average management tenure


CEO

Kenny Gunderman (50 yo)

7.17yrs

Tenure

US$5,018,444

Compensation

Mr. Kenneth A. Gunderman, also known as Kenny, has been Chief Executive Officer, President and Director of Uniti Group Inc. since March 2, 2015. Mr. Gunderman has years of investment banking experience and...


CEO Compensation Analysis

Compensation vs Market: Kenny's total compensation ($USD5.02M) is below average for companies of similar size in the US market ($USD8.23M).

Compensation vs Earnings: Kenny's compensation has been consistent with company performance over the past year.


Leadership Team

Experienced Management: UNIT's management team is not considered experienced ( 1.3 years average tenure), which suggests a new team.


Board Members

Experienced Board: UNIT's board of directors are considered experienced (6.9 years average tenure).


Ownership

Who are the major shareholders and have insiders been buying or selling?


Insider Trading Volume

Insider Buying: Insufficient data to determine if insiders have bought more shares than they have sold in the past 3 months.


Ownership Breakdown

Dilution of Shares: Shareholders have been substantially diluted in the past year, with total shares outstanding growing by 98.8%.


Top Shareholders

Company Information

Uniti Group Inc.'s employee growth, exchange listings and data sources


Key Information

  • Name: Uniti Group Inc.
  • Ticker: UNIT
  • Exchange: NasdaqGS
  • Founded: 2014
  • Industry: Specialized REITs
  • Sector: Real Estate
  • Implied Market Cap: US$5.085b
  • Market Cap: US$2.554b
  • Shares outstanding: 472.40m
  • Website: https://www.uniti.com

Number of Employees


Location

  • Uniti Group Inc.
  • Benton Building
  • Suite 300
  • Little Rock
  • Arkansas
  • 72211
  • United States

Listings


Company Analysis and Financial Data Status

All financial data provided by Standard & Poor's Capital IQ.
DataLast Updated (UTC time)
Company Analysis2022/05/24 00:00
End of Day Share Price2022/05/24 00:00
Earnings2022/03/31
Annual Earnings2021/12/31


Unless specified all financial data is based on a yearly period but updated quarterly. This is known as Trailing Twelve Month (TTM) or Last Twelve Month (LTM) Data. Learn more here.