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How to buy American Tower (AMT) shares in Australia

Learn how to easily invest in American Tower shares.

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American Tower Corp (AMT) is a leading reit-specialty business with stocks listed in the US. It opened the day at US$252.86 after a previous close of US$253.16. During the day the price has varied from a low of USD250.21 to a high of USD257.705. The latest price was USD255.915 (25 minute delay). American Tower is listed on the NYSE. All prices are listed in US Dollars.

How to buy shares in American Tower

  1. Compare share trading platforms. To buy shares in a US company from Australia you'll need to find a trading platform that offers access to US stock markets. If you're just starting out, look for a platform with low brokerage and foreign exchange fees.
  2. Open and fund your brokerage account. Complete an application with your personal and financial details, like your ID and tax file number. Fund your account with a bank transfer, credit card or debit card.
  3. Search for American Tower. Find the share by name or ticker symbol: AMT. Research its history to confirm it's a solid investment against your financial goals.
  4. Purchase now or later. Buy today with a market order or use a limit order to delay your purchase until American Tower reaches your desired price. To spread out your risk, look into dollar-cost averaging, which smooths out buying at consistent intervals and amounts.
  5. Decide on how many to buy. At last close price of US$253.16, weigh your budget against a diversified portfolio that can minimise risk through the market's ups and downs. You may be able to buy a fractional share of American Tower, depending on your broker.
  6. Check in on your investment. Congratulations, you own a part of American Tower. Optimise your portfolio by tracking how your stock — and even the business — performs with an eye on the long term. You may be eligible for dividends and shareholder voting rights on directors and management that can affect your stock.

American Tower stock price (NYSE:AMT)

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American Tower shares at a glance

Information last updated 2022-06-30.
OpenUS$252.86
HighUS$257.705
LowUS$250.21
CloseUS$255.915
Previous closeUS$253.16
Change US$2.755
Change % 1.0882%
Volume 1,853,218
Information last updated 2022-06-24.
52-week rangeUS$217.534 - US$297.444
50-day moving average US$248.6544
200-day moving average US$258.9308
Target priceUS$286.22
PE ratio 45.3466
Dividend yield US$5.37 (2.21%)
Earnings per share (TTM) US$5.77

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Is it a good time to buy American Tower stock?

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American Tower price performance over time

Historical closes compared with the last close of $255.915

1 week (2022-06-24) -2.19%
1 month (2022-06-01) 1.33%
3 months (2022-03-28) 4.44%
6 months (2021-12-31) -12.51%
1 year (2021-07-01) -5.33%
2 years (2020-07-01) -3.57%
3 years (2019-07-01) 26.50%
5 years (2017-06-30) 93.41%

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Is American Tower under- or over-valued?

Valuing American Tower stock is incredibly difficult, and any metric has to be viewed as part of a bigger picture of American Tower's overall performance. However, analysts commonly use some key metrics to help gauge the value of a stock.

American Tower's P/E ratio

American Tower's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 45x. In other words, American Tower shares trade at around 45x recent earnings.

That's relatively high compared to, say, the trailing 12-month P/E ratio for the NASDAQ 100 at the end of 2019 (27.29). The high P/E ratio could mean that investors are optimistic about the outlook for the shares or simply that they're over-valued.

American Tower's PEG ratio

American Tower's "price/earnings-to-growth ratio" can be calculated by dividing its P/E ratio by its growth – to give 3.5311. A low ratio can be interpreted as meaning the shares offer better value, while a higher ratio can be interpreted as meaning the shares offer worse value.

The PEG ratio provides a broader view than just the P/E ratio, as it gives more insight into American Tower's future profitability. By accounting for growth, it could also help you if you're comparing the share prices of multiple high-growth companies.

American Tower's EBITDA

American Tower's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is US$6.1 billion (£5 billion).

The EBITDA is a measure of a American Tower's overall financial performance and is widely used to measure a its profitability.

American Tower financials

Revenue TTM US$9.9 billion
Operating margin TTM 34.76%
Gross profit TTM US$6.7 billion
Return on assets TTM 3.67%
Return on equity TTM 37.94%
Profit margin 26.72%
Book value 11.754
Market capitalisation US$121.6 billion

TTM: trailing 12 months

American Tower's environmental, social and governance track record

Environmental, social and governance (known as ESG) criteria are a set of three factors used to measure the sustainability and social impact of companies like American Tower.

When it comes to ESG scores, lower is better, and lower scores are generally associated with lower risk for would-be investors.

American Tower's total ESG risk score

Total ESG risk: 16.08

Socially conscious investors use ESG scores to screen how an investment aligns with their worldview, and American Tower's overall score of 16.08 (as at 01/01/2019) is excellent – landing it in it in the 16th percentile of companies rated in the same sector.

ESG scores are increasingly used to estimate the level of risk a company like American Tower is exposed to within the areas of "environmental" (carbon footprint, resource use etc.), "social" (health and safety, human rights etc.), and "governance" (anti-corruption, tax transparency etc.).

American Tower's environmental score

Environmental score: 7.31/100

American Tower's environmental score of 7.31 puts it squarely in the 2nd percentile of companies rated in the same sector. This could suggest that American Tower is a leader in its sector terms of its environmental impact, and exposed to a lower level of risk.

American Tower's social score

Social score: 4.68/100

American Tower's social score of 4.68 puts it squarely in the 2nd percentile of companies rated in the same sector. This could suggest that American Tower is a leader in its sector when it comes to taking good care of its workforce and the communities it impacts.

American Tower's governance score

Governance score: 3.09/100

American Tower's governance score puts it squarely in the 2nd percentile of companies rated in the same sector. That could suggest that American Tower is a leader in its sector when it comes to responsible management and strategy, and exposed to a lower level of risk.

Environmental, social, and governance (ESG) summary

American Tower Corp was last rated for ESG on: 2019-01-01.

Total ESG score 16.08
Total ESG percentile 16.36
Environmental score 7.31
Environmental score percentile 2
Social score 4.68
Social score percentile 2
Governance score 3.09
Governance score percentile 2

American Tower share dividends

68%

Dividend payout ratio: 67.92% of net profits

Recently American Tower has paid out, on average, around 67.92% of net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 2.21% of the current stock value. This means that over a year, based on recent payouts (which are sadly no guarantee of future payouts), American Tower shareholders could enjoy a 2.21% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In American Tower's case, that would currently equate to about $5.37 per share.

American Tower's payout ratio would broadly be considered high, and as such this stock could appeal to those looking to generate an income. Bear in mind however that companies should normally also look to re-invest a decent amount of net profits to ensure future growth.

American Tower's most recent dividend payout was on 8 July 2022. The latest dividend was paid out to all shareholders who bought their shares by 16 June 2022 (the "ex-dividend date").

American Tower share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, American Tower's shares have ranged in value from as little as US$217.534 up to US$297.444. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

Beta measures a share's volatility in relation to the market. The market (NYSE average) beta is 1, while American Tower's is 0.4791. This would suggest that American Tower's shares are less volatile than average (for this exchange).

American Tower overview

American Tower Corporation, one of the largest global REITs, is a leading independent owner, operator and developer of multitenant communications real estate with a portfolio of approximately 219,000 communications sites. For more information about American Tower, please visit the "Earnings Materials" and "Investor Presentations" sections of our investor relations website at www.americantower.com.

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