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How to buy Crown Castle International stock

Learn how to easily invest in Crown Castle International stock.

Crown Castle International Corp is a reit-specialty business based in the US. Crown Castle International shares (CCI) are listed on the NYSE and all prices are listed in US Dollars. Crown Castle International employs 5,000 staff and has a trailing 12-month revenue of around $6.7 billion.

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Crown Castle International stock price (NYSE: CCI)

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Crown Castle International shares at a glance

Information last updated 2022-09-25.
Latest market close$144.25
52-week range$151.94 - $204.45
50-day moving average $173.43
200-day moving average $179.67
Wall St. target price$196.50
PE ratio 43.042
Dividend yield $5.74 (3.83%)
Earnings per share (TTM) $3.57

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Is it a good time to buy Crown Castle International stock?

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Crown Castle International price performance over time

Historical closes compared with the close of $144.25 from 2022-09-29

1 week (2022-09-22) -8.17%
1 month (2022-08-26) N/A
3 months (2022-06-28) -14.44%
6 months (2022-03-28) -20.23%
1 year (2021-09-30) -16.77%
2 years (2020-09-30) -13.36%
3 years (2019-09-30) 3.77%
5 years (2017-09-29) 44.28%

Is Crown Castle International stock undervalued or overvalued?

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

Crown Castle International's P/E ratio

Crown Castle International's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 43x. In other words, Crown Castle International shares trade at around 43x 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.

Crown Castle International's PEG ratio

Crown Castle International's "price/earnings-to-growth ratio" can be calculated by dividing its P/E ratio by its growth – to give 2.8145. 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 Crown Castle International's future profitability. By accounting for growth, it could also help you if you're comparing the share prices of multiple high-growth companies.

Crown Castle International's EBITDA

Crown Castle International's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is $3.9 billion.

The EBITDA is a measure of a Crown Castle International's overall financial performance and is widely used to measure a its profitability.

Crown Castle International financials

Revenue TTM $6.7 billion
Operating margin TTM 34.01%
Gross profit TTM $4.3 billion
Return on assets TTM 3.68%
Return on equity TTM 18.64%
Profit margin 22.9%
Book value $18.16
Market capitalisation $66.5 billion

TTM: trailing 12 months

Crown Castle International'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 Crown Castle International.

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

Crown Castle International's total ESG risk score

Total ESG risk: 19.73

Socially conscious investors use ESG scores to screen how an investment aligns with their worldview, and Crown Castle International's overall score of 19.73 (as at 12/31/2018) is pretty good – landing it in it in the 20th percentile of companies rated in the same sector.

ESG scores are increasingly used to estimate the level of risk a company like Crown Castle International 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.).

Crown Castle International's environmental score

Environmental score: 5.98/100

Crown Castle International's environmental score of 5.98 puts it squarely in the 1st percentile of companies rated in the same sector. This could suggest that Crown Castle International is a leader in its sector terms of its environmental impact, and exposed to a lower level of risk.

Crown Castle International's social score

Social score: 3.95/100

Crown Castle International's social score of 3.95 puts it squarely in the 1st percentile of companies rated in the same sector. This could suggest that Crown Castle International is a leader in its sector when it comes to taking good care of its workforce and the communities it impacts.

Crown Castle International's governance score

Governance score: 2.8/100

Crown Castle International's governance score puts it squarely in the 1st percentile of companies rated in the same sector. That could suggest that Crown Castle International 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

Crown Castle International Corp was last rated for ESG on: 2019-01-01.

Total ESG score 19.73
Total ESG percentile 20.08
Environmental score 5.98
Environmental score percentile 1
Social score 3.95
Social score percentile 1
Governance score 2.8
Governance score percentile 1

Crown Castle International share dividends


Dividend payout ratio: 1.65% of net profits

Recently Crown Castle International has paid out, on average, around 1.65% of net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 3.83% of the current stock value. This means that over a year, based on recent payouts (which are sadly no guarantee of future payouts), Crown Castle International shareholders could enjoy a 3.83% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In Crown Castle International's case, that would currently equate to about $5.74 per share.

While Crown Castle International's payout ratio might seem low, this can signify that Crown Castle International is investing more in its future growth.

Crown Castle International's most recent dividend payout was on 29 September 2022. The latest dividend was paid out to all shareholders who bought their shares by 13 September 2022 (the "ex-dividend date").

Crown Castle International share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, Crown Castle International's shares have ranged in value from as little as $151.94 up to $204.4534. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

CCI.US volatility(beta: 0.61)Avg. volatility(beta: 1.00)LowHigh

Beta is a measure of a share's volatility in relation to the market. The market (NYSE average) beta is 1, while Crown Castle International's is 0.6101. This would suggest that Crown Castle International's shares are less volatile than average (for this exchange).

Crown Castle International overview

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 portfolio of communications infrastructure connects cities and communities to essential data, technology and wireless service - bringing information, ideas and innovations to the people and businesses that need them. For more information on Crown Castle, please visit www. crowncastle. com.

Frequently asked questions

What percentage of Crown Castle International is owned by insiders or institutions?
Currently 0.432% of Crown Castle International shares are held by insiders and 92.839% by institutions.
How many people work for Crown Castle International?
Latest data suggests 5,000 work at Crown Castle International.
When does the fiscal year end for Crown Castle International?
Crown Castle International's fiscal year ends in December.
Where is Crown Castle International based?
Crown Castle International's address is: 1220 Augusta Drive, Houston, TX, United States, 77057-2261
What is Crown Castle International's ISIN number?
Crown Castle International's international securities identification number is: US22822V1017
What is Crown Castle International's CUSIP number?
Crown Castle International's Committee on Uniform Securities Identification Procedures number is: 228227104

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