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Earnings Highlights and Summary

During Q1 FY18, American Tower's total operating revenues rose to $1.74 billion from $1.62 billion in Q1 FY17. The Company's total revenue numbers met market consensus estimates of $1.74 billion. The Company generated revenues from Property of $1.71 billion in Q1 FY18 compared to $1.59 billion in the year ago same period. Furthermore, the Company's Services revenues were $31.4 million during Q1 FY18 compared to $22.1 million in Q1 FY17.

The wireless communications infrastructure Company reported a net income attributable to common stockholders of $275.8 million, or $0.63 per diluted share, in Q1 FY18 compared to $289.3 million, or $0.67 per diluted share, in Q1 FY17. The Company's adjusted funds from operations (AFFO) attributable to common stockholders stood at $759.3 million, or $1.73 per diluted share, during Q1 FY18 compared to $680.5 million, or $1.58 per diluted share, in Q1 FY17. Meanwhile, Wall Street had expected the Company to report AFFO of $1.76 per diluted share.

Earnings Metrics

The Boston, Massachusetts-based Company's total operating expenses increased to $1.34 billion in Q1 FY18 from $1.08 billion in Q1 FY17. The Company's operating income came in at $402.9 million in Q1 FY18 versus $531.4 million in the previous year's comparable quarter. For Q1 FY18, the Company's adjusted earnings before interest, tax, depreciation, and amortization (EBITDA) were $1.06 billion, or 61% of total operating revenues, compared to $1.62 billion, or 62% of total operating revenues, in Q1 FY17.

Cash Matters and Balance Sheet

For Q1 FY18, the Company's cash flow from operations increased to $791.8 million from $678.2 million in Q1 FY17. Furthermore, the Company's free cash flow increased 16.9% to $586 million y-o-y in the reported quarter.

As on March 31, 2018, American Tower reported cash, cash equivalents, and restricted cash balance of $1.28 billion compared to $954.9 million as on December 31, 2017. The Company's total net debt balance was $20.25 billion at the end of Q1 FY18, with a net debt leverage ratio of 4.8x.

Outlook

In its guidance for FY18, American Tower's management expects total property revenues to be in the range of $6.87 billion to $7.06 billion, with a growth of 6.1% y-o-y at midpoint. The Company's net income is anticipated to be between $1.34 billion and $1.44 billion for FY18. The Company anticipates adjusted EBITDA to be in the band of $4.27 billion to $4.37 billion, and AFFO to be between $3.18 billion and $3.28 billion for FY18.

Stock Performance Snapshot

May 24, 2018 - At Thursday's closing bell, American Tower's stock was marginally down 0.97%, ending the trading session at $135.50.

Volume traded for the day: 1.73 million shares.

Stock performance in the past twelve-month period - up 4.80%

After yesterday's close, American Tower's market cap was at $59.76 billion.

Price to Earnings (P/E) ratio was at 52.44.

The stock has a dividend yield of 2.21%.

The stock is part of the Basic Materials sector, categorized under the Independent Oil & Gas industry.

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