By many measures, the U.S. Big 3 tower companies – American Tower (NYSE: AMT), Crown Castle (NYSE: CCI) and SBA Communications (NASDAQ: SBAC) – are performing well after nine months into 2020 despite the pandemic. More importantly, with their carrier customers’ 5G deployments underway and a couple of major deal signings, the long-term prospects for these towercos look bright.
is a leading independent tower company worldwide. At the end of 3Q20,
AMT had 179,391 towers between the U.S. and 19 other countries across
Latin America, Africa, Europe, and India, its largest market with 73,499
towers. AMT ranks third overall behind Chinese state-owned China Tower
that has 2,015,000 towers, and Indus Towers of India with 201,121 sites.
As the largest U.S. towerco, AMT has 40,602 towers in the U.S. or 23 percent of its total portfolio, that generates 56 percent of its overall site leasing or property revenues.
Through nine months, its U.S. property revenues were $3.3 billion, up 7 percent from $3.1 billion year-to-year. International property revenues grew 4 percent to $2.6 billion on 77 percent of the tower base. Continue Reading