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How to buy American Tower stock

Learn how to easily invest in American Tower stock.

American Tower Corp is a reit-specialty business based in the US. American Tower shares (AMT) are listed on the NYSE and all prices are listed in US Dollars. American Tower employs 6,378 staff and has a trailing 12-month revenue of around $10.2 billion.

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American Tower stock price (NYSE: AMT)

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American Tower shares at a glance

Information last updated 2022-09-24.
Latest market close$220.60
52-week range$217.53 - $291.10
50-day moving average $260.83
200-day moving average $254.01
Wall St. target price$299.44
PE ratio 37.6952
Dividend yield $5.53 (2.57%)
Earnings per share (TTM) $6.07

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Is it a good time to buy American Tower stock?

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American Tower price performance over time

Historical closes compared with the close of $220.6 from 2022-09-27

1 week (2022-09-21) -5.79%
1 month (2022-08-24) N/A
3 months (2022-06-28) -12.78%
6 months (2022-03-28) -9.97%
1 year (2021-09-28) -17.92%
2 years (2020-09-28) -8.08%
3 years (2019-09-27) 0.74%
5 years (2017-09-28) 62.09%

Is American Tower stock undervalued or overvalued?

Valuing American Tower stock is incredibly difficult, and any metric has to be viewed as part of a bigger picture of American Tower's overall performance. However, analysts commonly use some key metrics to help gauge the value of a stock.

American Tower's P/E ratio

American Tower's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 38x. In other words, American Tower shares trade at around 38x recent earnings.

That's relatively high compared to, say, the trailing 12-month P/E ratio for the NASDAQ 100 at the end of 2019 (27.29). The high P/E ratio could mean that investors are optimistic about the outlook for the shares or simply that they're over-valued.

American Tower's PEG ratio

American Tower's "price/earnings-to-growth ratio" can be calculated by dividing its P/E ratio by its growth – to give 2.9946. A low ratio can be interpreted as meaning the shares offer better value, while a higher ratio can be interpreted as meaning the shares offer worse value.

The PEG ratio provides a broader view than just the P/E ratio, as it gives more insight into American Tower's future profitability. By accounting for growth, it could also help you if you're comparing the share prices of multiple high-growth companies.

American Tower's EBITDA

American Tower's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is $6.2 billion.

The EBITDA is a measure of a American Tower's overall financial performance and is widely used to measure a its profitability.

American Tower financials

Revenue TTM $10.2 billion
Operating margin TTM 32.62%
Gross profit TTM $6.7 billion
Return on assets TTM 3.28%
Return on equity TTM 31.09%
Profit margin 27.23%
Book value $14.95
Market capitalisation $106.5 billion

TTM: trailing 12 months

American Tower's environmental, social and governance track record

Environmental, social and governance (known as ESG) criteria are a set of three factors used to measure the sustainability and social impact of companies like American Tower.

When it comes to ESG scores, lower is better, and lower scores are generally associated with lower risk for would-be investors.

American Tower's total ESG risk score

Total ESG risk: 16.08

Socially conscious investors use ESG scores to screen how an investment aligns with their worldview, and American Tower's overall score of 16.08 (as at 12/31/2018) is excellent – landing it in it in the 16th percentile of companies rated in the same sector.

ESG scores are increasingly used to estimate the level of risk a company like American Tower is exposed to within the areas of "environmental" (carbon footprint, resource use etc.), "social" (health and safety, human rights etc.), and "governance" (anti-corruption, tax transparency etc.).

American Tower's environmental score

Environmental score: 7.31/100

American Tower's environmental score of 7.31 puts it squarely in the 2nd percentile of companies rated in the same sector. This could suggest that American Tower is a leader in its sector terms of its environmental impact, and exposed to a lower level of risk.

American Tower's social score

Social score: 4.68/100

American Tower's social score of 4.68 puts it squarely in the 2nd percentile of companies rated in the same sector. This could suggest that American Tower is a leader in its sector when it comes to taking good care of its workforce and the communities it impacts.

American Tower's governance score

Governance score: 3.09/100

American Tower's governance score puts it squarely in the 2nd percentile of companies rated in the same sector. That could suggest that American Tower is a leader in its sector when it comes to responsible management and strategy, and exposed to a lower level of risk.

Environmental, social, and governance (ESG) summary

American Tower Corp was last rated for ESG on: 2019-01-01.

Total ESG score 16.08
Total ESG percentile 16.36
Environmental score 7.31
Environmental score percentile 2
Social score 4.68
Social score percentile 2
Governance score 3.09
Governance score percentile 2

American Tower share dividends


Dividend payout ratio: 93.59% of net profits

Recently American Tower has paid out, on average, around 93.59% of net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 2.57% of the current stock value. This means that over a year, based on recent payouts (which are sadly no guarantee of future payouts), American Tower shareholders could enjoy a 2.57% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In American Tower's case, that would currently equate to about $5.53 per share.

American Tower's payout ratio would broadly be considered high, and as such this stock could appeal to those looking to generate an income. Bear in mind however that companies should normally also look to re-invest a decent amount of net profits to ensure future growth.

American Tower's most recent dividend payout was on 7 July 2022. The latest dividend was paid out to all shareholders who bought their shares by 6 October 2022 (the "ex-dividend date").

American Tower share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, American Tower's shares have ranged in value from as little as $217.534 up to $291.1. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

Beta is a measure of a share's volatility in relation to the market. The market (NYSE average) beta is 1, while American Tower's is 0.485. This would suggest that American Tower's shares are less volatile than average (for this exchange).

American Tower overview

American Tower Corporation, one of the largest global REITs, is a leading independent owner, operator and developer of multitenant communications real estate with a portfolio of approximately 219,000 communications sites. For more information about American Tower, please visit the "Earnings Materials" and "Investor Presentations" sections of our investor relations website at www. americantower. com. .

Frequently asked questions

What percentage of American Tower is owned by insiders or institutions?
Currently 0.202% of American Tower shares are held by insiders and 93.476% by institutions.
How many people work for American Tower?
Latest data suggests 6,378 work at American Tower.
When does the fiscal year end for American Tower?
American Tower's fiscal year ends in December.
Where is American Tower based?
American Tower's address is: 116 Huntington Avenue, Boston, MA, United States, 02116
What is American Tower's ISIN number?
American Tower's international securities identification number is: US03027X1000
What is American Tower's CUSIP number?
American Tower's Committee on Uniform Securities Identification Procedures number is: 029912201

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