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How to buy SBA Communications stock

Learn how to easily invest in SBA Communications stock.

SBA Communications Corp is a reit-specialty business based in the US. SBA Communications shares (SBAC) are listed on the NASDAQ and all prices are listed in US Dollars. SBA Communications employs 1,596 staff and has a trailing 12-month revenue of around $2.5 billion.

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SBA Communications stock price (NASDAQ: SBAC)

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SBA Communications shares at a glance

Information last updated 2022-09-26.
Latest market close$282.27
52-week range$284.55 - $388.62
50-day moving average $328.53
200-day moving average $333.47
Wall St. target price$381.28
PE ratio 91.5435
Dividend yield $2.58 (0.96%)
Earnings per share (TTM) $3.22

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Is it a good time to buy SBA Communications stock?

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SBA Communications price performance over time

Historical closes compared with the close of $282.27 from 2022-09-29

1 week (2022-09-20) N/A
1 month (2022-08-29) -14.83%
3 months (2022-07-01) -14.58%
6 months (2022-03-30) -17.70%
1 year (2021-10-01) -15.38%
2 years (2020-10-01) -10.44%
3 years (2019-10-01) 19.06%
5 years (2017-09-29) 95.95%

Is SBA Communications stock undervalued or overvalued?

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

SBA Communications's P/E ratio

SBA Communications's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 92x. In other words, SBA Communications shares trade at around 92x 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.

SBA Communications's PEG ratio

SBA Communications's "price/earnings-to-growth ratio" can be calculated by dividing its P/E ratio by its growth – to give 2.027. 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 SBA Communications's future profitability. By accounting for growth, it could also help you if you're comparing the share prices of multiple high-growth companies.

SBA Communications's EBITDA

SBA Communications's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is $1.6 billion.

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

SBA Communications financials

Revenue TTM $2.5 billion
Operating margin TTM 36.52%
Gross profit TTM $1.7 billion
Return on assets TTM 5.61%
Return on equity TTM 0%
Profit margin 14.45%
Book value $-29.53
Market capitalisation $31.8 billion

TTM: trailing 12 months

SBA Communications'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 SBA Communications.

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

SBA Communications's total ESG risk score

Total ESG risk: 17.44

Socially conscious investors use ESG scores to screen how an investment aligns with their worldview, and SBA Communications's overall score of 17.44 (as at 12/31/2018) is excellent – landing it in it in the 13rd percentile of companies rated in the same sector.

ESG scores are increasingly used to estimate the level of risk a company like SBA Communications 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.).

SBA Communications's environmental score

Environmental score: 1.36/100

SBA Communications's environmental score of 1.36 puts it squarely in the 2nd percentile of companies rated in the same sector. This could suggest that SBA Communications is a leader in its sector terms of its environmental impact, and exposed to a lower level of risk.

SBA Communications's social score

Social score: 6.76/100

SBA Communications's social score of 6.76 puts it squarely in the 2nd percentile of companies rated in the same sector. This could suggest that SBA Communications is a leader in its sector when it comes to taking good care of its workforce and the communities it impacts.

SBA Communications's governance score

Governance score: 7.83/100

SBA Communications's governance score puts it squarely in the 2nd percentile of companies rated in the same sector. That could suggest that SBA Communications 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

SBA Communications Corp was last rated for ESG on: 2019-01-01.

Total ESG score 17.44
Total ESG percentile 12.92
Environmental score 1.36
Environmental score percentile 2
Social score 6.76
Social score percentile 2
Governance score 7.83
Governance score percentile 2

SBA Communications share dividends


Dividend payout ratio: 83.9% of net profits

Recently SBA Communications has paid out, on average, around 83.9% of net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 0.96% of the current stock value. This means that over a year, based on recent payouts (which are sadly no guarantee of future payouts), SBA Communications shareholders could enjoy a 0.96% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In SBA Communications's case, that would currently equate to about $2.58 per share.

SBA Communications'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.

SBA Communications's most recent dividend payout was on 19 September 2022. The latest dividend was paid out to all shareholders who bought their shares by 23 August 2022 (the "ex-dividend date").

SBA Communications share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, SBA Communications's shares have ranged in value from as little as $284.5539 up to $388.6151. 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 (NASDAQ average) beta is 1, while SBA Communications's is 0.4423. This would suggest that SBA Communications's shares are less volatile than average (for this exchange).

SBA Communications overview

SBA Communications Corporation is a first choice provider and leading owner and operator of wireless communications infrastructure in North, Central, and South America and South Africa. By "Building Better Wireless," SBA generates revenue from two primary businesses " site leasing and site development services. The primary focus of the Company is the leasing of antenna space on its multi-tenant communication sites to a variety of wireless service providers under long-term lease contracts. For more information please visit: www. sbasite. com. .

Frequently asked questions

What percentage of SBA Communications is owned by insiders or institutions?
Currently 1.274% of SBA Communications shares are held by insiders and 97.714% by institutions.
How many people work for SBA Communications?
Latest data suggests 1,596 work at SBA Communications.
When does the fiscal year end for SBA Communications?
SBA Communications's fiscal year ends in December.
Where is SBA Communications based?
SBA Communications's address is: 8051 Congress Avenue, Boca Raton, FL, United States, 33487
What is SBA Communications's ISIN number?
SBA Communications's international securities identification number is: US78410G1040
What is SBA Communications's CUSIP number?
SBA Communications's Committee on Uniform Securities Identification Procedures number is: 78388J106

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