Crown Castle owns, operates and leases more than 40,000 cell towers and approximately 80,000 route miles of fiber supporting small cells and fiber solutions across every major U.S. More Details
Second-rate dividend payer and slightly overvalued.
Share Price & News
How has Crown Castle International (REIT)'s share price performed over time and what events caused price changes?
Latest Share Price and Events
Stable Share Price: CCI is less volatile than 75% of US stocks over the past 3 months, typically moving +/- 3% a week.
Volatility Over Time: CCI's weekly volatility (3%) has been stable over the past year.
7 Day Return
1 Year Return
Return vs Industry: CCI exceeded the US REITs industry which returned -10.7% over the past year.
Return vs Market: CCI underperformed the US Market which returned 19.5% over the past year.
Long-Term Price Volatility Vs. Market
How volatile is Crown Castle International (REIT)'s share price compared to the market and industry in the last 5 years?
Simply Wall St News
4 weeks ago | Simply Wall StIs Crown Castle International Corp. (REIT)'s (NYSE:CCI) 8.0% ROE Better Than Average?
1 month ago | Simply Wall StHow Much Is Crown Castle International (REIT)'s (NYSE:CCI) CEO Getting Paid?
Is Crown Castle International (REIT) undervalued compared to its fair value and its price relative to the market?
Undervalued compared to fair value
Share Price vs. Fair Value
Below Fair Value: CCI ($159.39) is trading below our estimate of fair value ($205.96)
Significantly Below Fair Value: CCI is trading below fair value by more than 20%.
Price To Earnings Ratio
PE vs Industry: CCI is poor value based on its PE Ratio (99.5x) compared to the US REITs industry average (37.9x).
PE vs Market: CCI is poor value based on its PE Ratio (99.5x) compared to the US market (21x).
Price to Earnings Growth Ratio
PEG Ratio: CCI is poor value based on its PEG Ratio (6.5x)
Price to Book Ratio
PB vs Industry: CCI is overvalued based on its PB Ratio (7.2x) compared to the US REITs industry average (1.6x).
How is Crown Castle International (REIT) forecast to perform in the next 1 to 3 years based on estimates from 16 analysts?
Forecasted annual earnings growth
Earnings and Revenue Growth Forecasts
Analyst Future Growth Forecasts
Earnings vs Savings Rate: CCI's forecast earnings growth (15.4% per year) is above the savings rate (2%).
Earnings vs Market: CCI's earnings (15.4% per year) are forecast to grow slower than the US market (21.6% per year).
High Growth Earnings: CCI's earnings are forecast to grow, but not significantly.
Revenue vs Market: CCI's revenue (4.9% per year) is forecast to grow slower than the US market (10.3% per year).
High Growth Revenue: CCI's revenue (4.9% per year) is forecast to grow slower than 20% per year.
Earnings per Share Growth Forecasts
Future Return on Equity
Future ROE: CCI's Return on Equity is forecast to be low in 3 years time (19.5%).
How has Crown Castle International (REIT) performed over the past 5 years?
Historical annual earnings growth
Earnings and Revenue History
Quality Earnings: CCI has high quality earnings.
Growing Profit Margin: CCI's current net profit margins (11.6%) are lower than last year (12.3%).
Past Earnings Growth Analysis
Earnings Trend: CCI's earnings have grown by 15.2% per year over the past 5 years.
Accelerating Growth: CCI's has had negative earnings growth over the past year, so it can't be compared to its 5-year average.
Earnings vs Industry: CCI had negative earnings growth (-4.6%) over the past year, making it difficult to compare to the REITs industry average (2.9%).
Return on Equity
High ROE: CCI's Return on Equity (8%) is considered low.
How is Crown Castle International (REIT)'s financial position?
Financial Position Analysis
Short Term Liabilities: CCI's short term assets ($1.2B) do not cover its short term liabilities ($1.9B).
Long Term Liabilities: CCI's short term assets ($1.2B) do not cover its long term liabilities ($27.4B).
Debt to Equity History and Analysis
Debt Level: CCI's debt to equity ratio (200.7%) is considered high.
Reducing Debt: CCI's debt to equity ratio has increased from 167.8% to 200.7% over the past 5 years.
Debt Coverage: CCI's debt is not well covered by operating cash flow (15.1%).
Interest Coverage: CCI's interest payments on its debt are not well covered by EBIT (2.3x coverage).
What is Crown Castle International (REIT) current dividend yield, its reliability and sustainability?
Current Dividend Yield
Dividend Yield vs Market
Notable Dividend: CCI's dividend (3.34%) is higher than the bottom 25% of dividend payers in the US market (1.39%).
High Dividend: CCI's dividend (3.34%) is low compared to the top 25% of dividend payers in the US market (3.85%).
Stability and Growth of Payments
Stable Dividend: Whilst dividend payments have been stable, CCI has been paying a dividend for less than 10 years.
Growing Dividend: CCI's dividend payments have increased, but the company has only paid a dividend for 7 years.
Current Payout to Shareholders
Dividend Coverage: With its reasonable payout ratio (74.4%), CCI's dividend payments are covered by earnings.
Future Payout to Shareholders
Future Dividend Coverage: CCI's dividends in 3 years are forecast to be covered by earnings (89.3% payout ratio).
How experienced are the management team and are they aligned to shareholders interests?
Average management tenure
Jay Brown (47 yo)
Mr. Jay A. Brown is President, Chief Executive Officer and Director at CC Holdings GS V LLC and served as its Chief Financial Officer, Senior Vice President and Treasurer. Mr. Brown has been the Chief Exec...
CEO Compensation Analysis
Compensation vs Market: Jay's total compensation ($USD12.62M) is about average for companies of similar size in the US market ($USD10.55M).
Compensation vs Earnings: Jay's compensation has increased by more than 20% whilst company earnings have fallen more than 20% in the past year.
|Executive VP & CFO||4.58yrs||US$4.28m||0.014% |
|Executive VP & General Counsel||5yrs||US$3.81m||0.014% |
|Executive Officer||11.92yrs||US$4.65m||0.043% |
|Executive VP & COO of Towers||3.33yrs||US$4.08m||0.0046% |
|Principal Accounting Officer||4yrs||no data||0.00067% |
|VP of Corporate Finance & Treasurer||3.25yrs||no data||no data|
|Vice President of Communications & Marketing||no data||no data||no data|
|Executive Vice President of Corporate Development & Strategy||12.33yrs||US$2.89m||0.027% |
|Executive VP of Sales & Chief Commercial Officer||1yr||no data||0.011% |
|Executive Vice President of Business Support||6.67yrs||no data||no data|
|Executive VP & COO of Fiber||0.083yr||no data||0.00028% |
Experienced Management: CCI's management team is considered experienced (4.6 years average tenure).
|Independent Director||15.67yrs||US$302.76k||0.0063% |
|Independent Director||21.5yrs||US$277.76k||0.014% |
|Independent Chairman of the Board||18.67yrs||US$364.90k||0.041% |
|Independent Director||26yrs||US$292.76k||0.0076% |
|Independent Director||19.83yrs||US$290.00k||0.012% |
|Independent Director||18.42yrs||US$285.00k||no data|
|Independent Director||2.92yrs||US$265.00k||0.00094% |
|Independent Director||13.42yrs||US$285.00k||0.0065% |
|Independent Director||6.92yrs||US$321.54k||0.0069% |
|Independent Director||5.67yrs||US$287.76k||0.0037% |
Experienced Board: CCI's board of directors are seasoned and experienced ( 15 years average tenure).
Who are the major shareholders and have insiders been buying or selling?
Insider Trading Volume
Insider Buying: CCI insiders have bought more shares than they have sold in the past 3 months.
Recent Insider Transactions
Dilution of Shares: Shareholders have been diluted in the past year, with total shares outstanding growing by 3.7%.
Crown Castle International Corp. (REIT)'s company bio, employee growth, exchange listings and data sources
- Name: Crown Castle International Corp. (REIT)
- Ticker: CCI
- Exchange: NYSE
- Founded: 1994
- Industry: Specialized REITs
- Sector: Real Estate
- Market Cap: US$68.745b
- Shares outstanding: 431.30m
- Website: https://www.crowncastle.com
Number of Employees
- Crown Castle International Corp. (REIT)
- 1220 Augusta Drive
- Suite 600
- United States
|Ticker||Exchange||Primary Security||Security Type||Country||Currency||Listed on|
|CCI||NYSE (New York Stock Exchange)||Yes||Common Stock||US||USD||Aug 1998|
|8CW||DB (Deutsche Boerse AG)||Yes||Common Stock||DE||EUR||Aug 1998|
|0I4W||LSE (London Stock Exchange)||Yes||Common Stock||GB||USD||Aug 1998|
|8CW||ETLX (Eurotlx)||Yes||Common Stock||IT||EUR||Aug 1998|
|CCIN||WBAG (Wiener Boerse AG)||Yes||Common Stock||AT||EUR||Aug 1998|
|CCI1 *||BMV (Bolsa Mexicana de Valores)||Yes||Common Stock||MX||MXN||Aug 1998|
|C1CI34||BOVESPA (Bolsa de Valores de Sao Paulo)||BDR EACH 4 REPR 1 SHS UNSPON||BR||BRL||Jan 2020|
Crown Castle owns, operates and leases more than 40,000 cell towers and approximately 80,000 route miles of fiber supporting small cells and fiber solutions across every major U.S. market. This nationwide ...
Company Analysis and Financial Data Status
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|Company Analysis||2021/01/19 23:48|
|End of Day Share Price||2021/01/19 00:00|
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