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Small Cells Remain a Hope for the Future for Crown Castle; Towers Are Strong but Should Slow in 2023

Matthew Dolgin Equity Analyst

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Crown Castle's strategy has deviated from that of its two biggest competitors, which focus almost exclusively on towers and have a multinational footprint. Crown operates exclusively in the United States and is aggressively investing in fiber to pursue small-cell communications sites. In our view, Crown Castle has adopted a high-risk strategy. We acknowledge the potential upside, but small cells require heavy initial investment and lack the competitive advantage that Crown has with its towers.

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Crown Castle International owns and leases roughly 40,000 cell towers in the United States. It also owns more than 85,000 route miles of fiber. It leases space on its towers to wireless service providers, which install equipment on the towers to support their wireless networks. The company’s fiber is primarily leased by wireless service providers to set up small-cell network infrastructure and by enterprises for their internal connection needs. Crown Castle’s towers and fiber are predominantly located in the largest U.S. cities. The company has a very concentrated customer base, with more than 70% of its revenue coming from the big three U.S. mobile carriers. Crown Castle operates as a real estate investment trust.

8020 Katy Freeway
Houston, TX, 77024-1908
Industry REIT - Specialty
Employees 5,000

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Yes. CCI has a forward dividend yield of 4.56%. See CCI’s full dividends and stock split history on the Dividend tab.
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CCI’s market cap is 59.93 Bil.
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CCI’s stock style is Large Core.
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CCI’s price/sales is 8.66.
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CCI’s price/forward earnings is 35.34.
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CCI’s price/book is 7.74.
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