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American Tower Corporation: Fully Valued But Sustainable Profitability


  • My last article on American Tower Corporation argued that it is a high-quality REIT business that has reached its full valuation at this moment.
  • This article performs a cost of capital analysis, and the results show that the business sustainably earns a healthy return on capital invested.
  • Combined with its secular support and growth prospects, a decent long-term return can still be expected.

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Thesis and Background

My last article on American Tower Corporation (NYSE:AMT) argued that it is a high quality REIT business that has reached its full valuation at this moment. An analysis based on yield spread

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Thanks for the analysis. I agree, AMT is a great stock but definitely needs a pullback to add more after the recent run-up.
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