Crown Castle Inc  (CCI)
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Price: $93.9600 $-1.69 -1.767%
Day's High: $95.074 Week Perf: -3.83 %
Day's Low: $ 93.37 30 Day Perf: -14.65 %
Volume (M): 4,055 52 Wk High: $ 134.09
Volume (M$): $ 381,027 52 Wk Avg: $107.02
Open: $95.00 52 Wk Low: $84.72

 Market Capitalization (Millions $) -
 Shares Outstanding (Millions) -
 Employees 5,000
 Revenues (TTM) (Millions $) 6,981
 Net Income (TTM) (Millions $) 1,502
 Cash Flow (TTM) (Millions $) -46
 Capital Exp. (TTM) (Millions $) 1,424

Crown Castle Inc

Virtually all of our operations are located in the U.S. and Australia. We conduct substantially all of our operations through subsidiaries of Crown Castle Operating Company ("CCOC"), including certain subsidiaries which operate our wireless infrastructure portfolios in the U.S. and a 77.6% owned subsidiary that operates our Australia tower portfolio.

We own, operate and lease shared wireless infrastructure, including: towers and other structures, such as rooftops (collectively, "towers"), and to a lesser extent, distributed antenna systems ("DAS"), a type of small cell network ("small cells"), and (3) interests in land under third party towers in various forms ("third party land interests") (collectively, "wireless infrastructure"). Our core business is providing access, including space or capacity, to our towers, and to a lesser extent, to our small cells and third party land interests via long-term contracts in various forms, including license, sublease and lease agreements (collectively, "contracts"). Our wireless infrastructure can accommodate multiple customers ("co-location") for antennas and other equipment necessary for the transmission of signals for wireless communication devices.

We generally receive monthly rental payments from tenants, payable under long-term contracts. We have existing master lease agreements with most wireless carriers, including Verizon Wireless, AT&T, Sprint and T-Mobile; such agreements provide certain terms (including economic terms) that govern contracts on our towers entered into by such carriers during the term of their master lease agreements. Over the last several years, we have negotiated up to 15-year terms for both initial and renewal periods for certain of our customers, which often included fixed escalations. We continue to endeavor to negotiate with our existing customer base for longer contractual terms, which often may contain fixed escalation rates.
Our customer contracts have historically had a high renewal rate because (1) our wireless infrastructure is integral to our customers networks, (2) it is generally financially unattractive for our customers to relocate their antennas and other equipment to other wireless infrastructure or to construct new wireless infrastructure, and (3) zoning and other barriers may preclude our customers from constructing new wireless infrastructure. With limited exceptions, the customer contracts may not be terminated prior to the end of their current term. In general, each customer contract which is renewable will automatically renew at the end of its term unless the customer provides prior notice of its intent not to renew.

The average monthly rental payment of a new tenant added to wireless infrastructure can vary based on (1) the different regions in the U.S., (2) aggregate customer volume, and (3) the type of signal transmitted by the tenant, primarily as a result of the physical size of the antenna installation and related equipment. In addition, with respect to our small cells, the amount of the monthly payments can also be influenced by (1) the cost of installation, including with respect to the fiber, and (2) the amount of upfront payments received. We also routinely receive rental payment increases in connection with contract amendments, pursuant to which our customers add additional antennas or other equipment to wireless infrastructure on which they already have equipment pursuant to pre-existing contract agreements.

Approximately two-thirds of our direct site operating expenses consist of lease expenses and the remainder includes property taxes, repairs and maintenance, employee compensation and related benefit costs, and utilities. Our cash operating expenses tend to escalate at approximately the rate of inflation, partially offset by reductions in cash lease expenses from our purchases of land interests. As a result of the relatively fixed nature of these expenditures, the co-location of additional tenants is achieved at a low incremental operating cost, resulting in high incremental operating cash flows. Our wireless infrastructure portfolio requires minimal sustaining capital expenditures, including maintenance and other non-discretionary capital expenditures.

We use public and proprietary databases to develop targeted marketing programs focused on carrier network expansions, including DAS, and related network services. We attempt to match specific wireless infrastructure in our portfolio with potential new site demand by obtaining and analyzing information, including our customers existing antenna locations, tenant contracts, marketing strategies, capital spend plans, deployment status, and actual wireless carrier signal strength measurements taken in the field. We have developed a web-based tool that stores key wireless infrastructure information above and beyond normal property management information, including data on actual customer signal strength, demographics, site readiness and competitive structures. In addition, the web-based tool assists us in estimating potential demand for our wireless infrastructure with greater speed and accuracy. We believe these and other tools we have developed assist our customers in their site selection and deployment of their wireless networks and provide us with an opportunity to have proactive discussions with them regarding their wireless infrastructure deployment plans and the timing and location of their demand for our wireless infrastructure. A key aspect to our sales and marketing strategy is a continued emphasis on our process-centric approach to reduce cycle time related to new leasing and amendments, which helps provide our customers with faster deployment of their networks.

Federal Regulations. Both the FCC and the FAA regulate towers used for wireless communications, radio and television broadcasting. Such regulations control the siting, lighting and marking of towers and may, depending on the characteristics of particular towers, require the registration of tower facilities with the FCC and the issuance of determinations confirming no hazard to air traffic. Wireless communications devices operating on towers are separately regulated and independently licensed based upon the particular frequency used. In addition, the FCC and the FAA have developed standards to consider proposals for new or modified tower and antenna structures based upon the height and location, including proximity to airports. Proposals to construct or to modify existing tower and antenna structures above certain heights are reviewed by the FAA to ensure the structure will not present a hazard to aviation, which determination may be conditioned upon compliance with lighting and marking requirements. The FCC requires its licensees to operate communications devices only on towers that comply with FAA rules and are registered with the FCC, if required by its regulations. Where tower lighting is required by FAA regulation, tower owners bear the responsibility of notifying the FAA of any tower lighting outage and ensuring the timely restoration of such outages. Failure to comply with the applicable requirements may lead to civil penalties.

Federal Regulations. Carrier licenses and nominated carrier declarations issued under the Australian Telecommunications Act 1997 authorize the use of network units for the supply of telecommunications services to the public. The definition of “network units” includes line links and base stations used for wireless voice services but does not include tower infrastructure. Accordingly, CCAL as a tower owner and operator does not require a carrier license under the Australian Telecommunications Act 1997. Similarly, because CCAL does not own any transmitters or spectrum, it does not currently require any apparatus or spectrum licenses issued under the Australian Radiocommunications Act 1992. Carriers have a statutory obligation to provide other carriers with access to towers, and if there is a dispute (including a pricing dispute), the matter may be referred to the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission for resolution. As a non-carrier, CCAL is not subject to this requirement, and our customers negotiate site access on a commercial basis.

Competition. We compete with (1) other independent tower owners which also provide site rental and network services, (2) wireless carriers which build, own and operate their own tower networks and lease space to other wireless communication companies, and (3) owners of alternative infrastructure, including rooftops, water towers, broadcast towers, utility poles, DAS and other small cells. Some of the larger independent tower companies with which we compete in the U.S. include American Tower Corporation and SBA Communications Corporation. In addition, some wireless carriers own and operate their own tower networks, and certain of such carriers are larger and have greater financial resources than we have. We believe that tower location and capacity, deployment speed, quality of service and price have been and will continue to be the most significant competitive factors affecting the leasing of wireless infrastructure.

Competitors in our network services offering include site acquisition consultants, zoning consultants, real estate firms, right-of-way consulting firms, construction companies, tower owners and managers, radio frequency engineering consultants, telecommunications equipment vendors who can provide turnkey site development services through multiple subcontractors, and our customers internal staff. We believe that our customers base their decisions on the outsourcing of network services on criteria such as a companys experience, track record, local reputation, price and time for completion of a project.

In Australia, CCAL competes with wireless carriers, which own and operate their own tower networks; service companies that provide site maintenance and property management services; and other site owners, such as broadcasters and building owners. The other significant tower owners in Australia are Broadcast Australia, an independent operator of broadcast towers, and Telstra and Optus, wireless carriers. We believe that tower location, capacity, quality of service, deployment speed and price within a geographic market are the most significant competitive factors affecting the leasing of wireless infrastructure in Australia.

   Company Address: 8020 Katy Freeway Houston 77024 TX
   Company Phone Number: 570-3000   Stock Exchange / Ticker: NYSE CCI

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Management Announcement

Crown Castle Inc Implements Measures to Strengthen Company Value and Achieves Above-Average ROI Despite Challenges

Published Thu, Apr 11 2024 11:24 AM UTC

Crown Castle Highlights Actions Underway to Create Stronger and More Valuable Company
Crown Castle Inc, a leading provider of communication infrastructure across the United States, recently announced its efforts to enhance its company's strength and value through various actions. In line with this, the company has filed definitive proxy materials and mailed a letter to i...

Management Announcement

Crown Castle Inc's Fourth Quarter 2023 ROI Outperforms Industry Average, Shows Promising Growth Potential

Published Mon, Mar 25 2024 11:45 AM UTC

Crown Castle Inc Achieves Above-Average Return on Investment in Q4 2023
Crown Castle Inc, a leading provider of wireless infrastructure and fiber-based solutions, has announced its fourth-quarter financial results along with its preliminary proxy statement. The company achieved a return on average invested assets (ROI) of 4.92%, surpassing its average return on investme...

Crown Castle Inc

Analyzing the Financial Challenges and Future Outlook for Crown Castle Inc

Crown Castle Inc, a leading Real Estate Investment Trusts company, recently reported its financial results for the fourth quarter and full year ended December 31, 2023. The results indicate a concerning downward trend in key financial indicators, potentially impacting the company's future performance. This article analyzes the financial highlights and ponders the implications for Crown Castle Inc going forward.
Revenue Decline and Profitability Challenges:
During the October to December 2023 interval, Crown Castle Inc experienced a significant decline in revenue, sinking by -5.102% to $1.67 billion compared to $1.76 billion in the same period the previous year. This drop in top-line revenue is in stark contrast to the overall Real Estate Investment Trusts industry, which posted a revenue rise. Furthermore, net profits also fell by -12.08% from $414.000 million to $364.000 million.


Crown Castle Inc. Declares Quarterly Cash Dividend, Impacting Shareholders and Reflecting Positive Growth

Published Wed, Feb 21 2024 9:15 PM UTC

In a recent press release, Crown Castle Inc. (NYSE: CCI) has declared a quarterly cash dividend of $1.565 per common share, highlighting the company's commitment to providing value to its shareholders. This announcement comes as a positive development for investors, further solidifying Crown Castle's position as a reliable source of dividend income.
The quarterly di...

Management Changes

Crown Castle: Pioneering Shareholder Value in the Face of Boardroom Battles

Published Tue, Feb 20 2024 5:26 PM UTC

In a dynamic landscape shaped by constant technological advancements and rising investor expectations, telecom infrastructure powerhouse Crown Castle International (CCI) finds itself at the center of a high-stakes battle for shareholder value. The company has been relentlessly pursuing actions to enhance its value and optimize returns. Rejecting a proposed slate of...


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