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American Tower Corporation (REIT): American Tower’s International Exposure Differentiates It From Peers

Symbols
AMT
Sector(s)
Real Estate
Rating
Current Price
$248.62
Fair Value
Economic Moat
Stewardship
Summary

American Tower owns and operates roughly 180,000 cell towers throughout the U.S., Asia, Latin America, Europe, and the Middle East. It leases space on its towers to wireless service providers, which install equipment on the towers to support their wireless networks. The company has a very concentrated customer base, with most revenue in each market being generated by just the top few mobile carriers. The company operates more than 40,000 towers in the U.S., which accounted for more than half of its total revenue in 2019. Outside the U.S., American Tower’s greatest presence is in India and Brazil, where it operates roughly 75,000 and 19,000 towers, respectively. American Tower operates as a real estate investment trust.

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Analyst Profile

Matthew Dolgin

Equity Analyst
Matthew Dolgin is an equity analyst for Morningstar Research Services LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Morningstar, Inc. He covers companies in the technology sector.Before joining Morningstar in 2016, Dolgin was a compliance examiner for the National Futures Association.Dolgin holds a bachelor’s degree in kinesiology from Northern Illinois University, a master’s degree in business administration from the University of Notre Dame, and a juris doctor degree from the Illinois Institute of Technology’s Chicago-Kent College of Law. He holds the Chartered Financial Analyst® designation.