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.
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Price History & Performance
|Historical stock prices|
|Current Share Price||US$10.77|
|52 Week High||US$14.60|
|52 Week Low||US$10.13|
|1 Month Change||-18.84%|
|3 Month Change||-2.36%|
|1 Year Change||0.56%|
|3 Year Change||3.76%|
|5 Year Change||-56.57%|
|Change since IPO||-64.14%|
Recent News & Updates
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.
|UNIT||US REITs||US Market|
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.
|UNIT Average Weekly Movement||5.0%|
|REITs Industry Average Movement||4.4%|
|Market Average Movement||7.8%|
|10% most volatile stocks in US Market||16.8%|
|10% least volatile stocks in US Market||2.9%|
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
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
|UNIT fundamental statistics|
Is UNIT overvalued?See Fair Value and valuation analysis
Earnings & Revenue
|UNIT income statement (TTM)|
|Cost of Revenue||US$148.88m|
Last Reported Earnings
Mar 31, 2022
Next Earnings Date
|Earnings per share (EPS)||0.76|
|Net Profit Margin||16.24%|
How did UNIT perform over the long term?See historical performance and comparison
5.6%Current Dividend Yield
Does UNIT pay a reliable dividends?See UNIT dividend history and benchmarks
|Uniti Group dividend dates|
|Ex Dividend Date||Jun 16 2022|
|Dividend Pay Date||Jul 01 2022|
|Days until Ex dividend||21 days|
|Days until Dividend pay date||36 days|
Does UNIT pay a reliable dividends?See UNIT dividend history and benchmarks
Is Uniti Group undervalued compared to its fair value and its price relative to the market?
Valuation Score 4/6
Below Fair Value
Significantly Below Fair Value
PE vs Industry
PE vs Market
PB vs Industry
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.
How is Uniti Group forecast to perform in the next 1 to 3 years based on estimates from 9 analysts?
Future Growth Score1/6
Future Growth Score 1/6
Earnings vs Savings Rate
Earnings vs Market
High Growth Earnings
Revenue vs Market
High Growth Revenue
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
How has Uniti Group performed over the past 5 years?
Past Performance Score2/6
Past Performance Score 2/6
Growing Profit Margin
Earnings vs Industry
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.
How is Uniti Group's financial position?
Financial Health Score0/6
Financial Health Score 0/6
Short Term Liabilities
Long Term Liabilities
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).
What is Uniti Group current dividend yield, its reliability and sustainability?
Dividend Score 4/6
Future Dividend Coverage
Current Dividend Yield
Upcoming Dividend Payment
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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How experienced are the management team and are they aligned to shareholders interests?
Average management tenure
Kenny Gunderman (50 yo)
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.
Experienced Management: UNIT's management team is not considered experienced ( 1.3 years average tenure), which suggests a new team.
Experienced Board: UNIT's board of directors are considered experienced (6.9 years average tenure).
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.
Dilution of Shares: Shareholders have been substantially diluted in the past year, with total shares outstanding growing by 98.8%.
Uniti Group Inc.'s employee growth, exchange listings and data sources
- 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
- Uniti Group Inc.
- Benton Building
- Suite 300
- Little Rock
- United States
Company Analysis and Financial Data Status
|Data||Last Updated (UTC time)|
|Company Analysis||2022/05/24 00:00|
|End of Day Share Price||2022/05/24 00:00|
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.