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This summary was created by AI, based on 13 opinions in the last 12 months.

American Tower (AMT-N) is a leading player in the cell tower industry, with a strong historical track record and decent forward sales and earnings estimates. However, the company is carrying a significant amount of debt, which has impacted its share performance in recent years. The stock's valuation has been affected by rising interest rates, but the company's fundamentals remain strong. Despite concerns about high debt and exposure to interest rates, AMT has a good balance sheet and generates solid free cash flows. Some experts believe that a catalyst for the stock price could be a potential decline in interest rates or indications from central banks that rate hikes are on hold. Overall, AMT is considered to be a stable business with long-term growth prospects, although it may be facing challenges related to its debt and interest rate exposure.

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COMMENT
American Tower

A juggernaut in cell towers. Has done very well over time. However, they carry a lot of debt, which is why shares have underperformed in recent years. If interest rates stay high, AMT will have to deal with that.

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BUY ON WEAKNESS
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Trevor Rose’s Insights - Trevor’s most-liked answers from 5i Research

AMT is a $77.5B REIT which pays a 3.8% yield. Forward sales and earnings estimates are decent, and its historical growth rates are strong. Its margins have been weakening over the past few years and its valuation has come down alongside the rapid rise in interest rates. It generates good free cash flows, which are partly used for distributions and partially for paying down debt. It has a good balance sheet, and it is fundamentally strong, but its valuations are somewhat high and declining based on competition from other high-yielding assets with much less risk such as GICs and high-interest savings accounts. We feel that a catalyst that could help its share price is interest rates stalling or even declining. The central banks indicating that they are done with hiking interest rates can act as a catalyst for AMT and other REITs.
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DON'T BUY
American Tower

Has looked at the business in the past.
Maturing business - reason for stock price decline.
Diversification of towers has peaked in North America.
Growth rates slowing.
Would not invest at this time.

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American Tower

It leases tower space to cell phone providers. It has had good results and is well positioned and cheap. It does have exposure to dish and the dish network has been in decline.

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PAST TOP PICK
American Tower
(A Top Pick Jul 18/22, Down 27%)

Higher interest rates impacting share price and business.
Debt and leverage more expensive.
Fundamentals of company still strong.
Demand for 5G still growing.
Will continue to hold.
Good time to buy with share price weakness.

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HOLD
American Tower
Trevor Rose’s Insights - Trevor’s most-liked answers from 5i Research

P/E today is 17.8X (as it has dropped since more since Aug 14). Net debt is about $42B. 12 month cash flow was $4.4B. Certainly it is a large debt burden. Interest expense last year was $1.2B. So carrying charges are about 25%+ of cash flow. But the business is stable, as is cash flow. We would not consider debt to be 'fatal', but servicing it can limit growth, and this is clear in the numbers and forecasts. Still, American Tower's total property revenue rose 4.4% in 2Q, including 6.2% organic growth and a 7.2% gain in its data-center revenue, highlighting the benefits of diversification. AMT raised the midpoint of its 2023 outlook, with increases of 1.2% and 1.1% in its property revenue and adjusted Ebitda. The latter grew 4.7% in 2Q, reflecting the company's keen focus on cost control. Its 2Q services revenue fell 27.9%, and management warned that this unit will remain soft in 2H as carriers reduce their 5G spending. AMT’s 2Q international organic tenant billings growth of 7.9% was above its 5.1% domestic rate, despite problems in India, where Vodafone Idea has struggled to pay the company on time. AMT is in the later stages of negotiating the sale of 50-100% of its stake in the country. We would consider it 'ok'. Not a sell, but not really compelling enough to buy. 
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HOLD
American Tower

Tough year for the business.
Very high exposure to interest rates.
Long term contracts under pressure.
Well diversified business. 
Prospects for the company are strong.

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SELL
American Tower

He sold it, because there's slower topline growth as the customer curtails spending on the 5G as interest rates are higher and capex costs weigh on cash flows. Also, the PE is extended.

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PAST TOP PICK
American Tower
(A Top Pick Aug 30/22, Down 24%)

Stock pick not working out.
Business remains strong. 
One of largest real estate investment trusts in USA.
Large focus on data centers & 5G networks.
Expecting further growth going away.
Real estate currently out of favor with rising interest rates (large amounts of debt).

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BUY
American Tower

Stock's down a lot, mainly due to interest rates and not execution. Hard to expect multiple expansion on REITs until rates peak and go down. A lot of debt. Very attractive here. Owns a very small allocation in his balanced and income portfolios. Sees more demand for data ahead. Regular dividend growth. Yield about 3.3%.

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DON'T BUY
American Tower

FMV is going up at one rate, but the price is going up at another. There's a tremendous gap, and that gap is always closed by the price coming down. Looks to be rolling over. FMV is 60% below its price. He wouldn't touch it.

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HOLD
American Tower

The cell phone tower is a growth industry, but these companies/stocks have not been doing well, hurt by higher interest rates. AMT is best of the low. Don't sell, but it won't boast the growth it once had.

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DON'T BUY
American Tower

Very large player in cell phone business (~200,000 towers world wide). 
Business has slowed, but demand still strong.
Valuation high - trading at ~40x earnings. 
Wait for shares to fall before buying.
Dividend yield worrying (not sure they can sustain). 

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PAST TOP PICK
American Tower
(A Top Pick Jul 15/22, Down 12%) They have quality assets you can't replicate. Have inflation protection through price increases. Also, more and more data will need their towers. A great long-term hold.
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BUY
American Tower
Rising rates hit them and they were exposed to a rising USD. Now, rates are peaking and the USD is retreating. Had a tough 2022, but 2023 will be good.
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American Tower(AMT-N) Rating

Ranking : 4 out of 5

Bullish - Buy Signals / Votes : 4

Neutral - Hold Signals / Votes : 3

Bearish - Sell Signals / Votes : 4

Total Signals / Votes : 11

Stockchase rating for American Tower is calculated according to the stock experts' signals. A high score means experts mostly recommend to buy the stock while a low score means experts mostly recommend to sell the stock.

American Tower(AMT-N) Frequently Asked Questions

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On 2024-02-29, American Tower (AMT-N) stock closed at a price of $198.86.