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  • Previous Rank526
  • Revenues ($M)$5,786
  • Revenue Percent Change21.3%
  • Profits ($M)$956.4
  • Profits Percent Change39.6%
  • Assets ($M)$30,879
  • Employees4,507
  • Market Value — as of March 31, 2017 ($M)$51,921

The Boston-based company is the owner and operator of wireless and broadcast communications infrastructure in several countries, including Mexico, India, and South Africa. The company owns and operates 100,000 sites in 15 countries as of 2017.

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Company Info

James D. Taiclet Jr.
CEO Title
Chairman, President & Chief Executive Officer
HQ Location
Boston, MA
Years on Fortune 500 List1
A real estate investment trust.

American Tower Rank History

Key Financials (Last Fiscal Year)

$ millions% change
Revenues ($M)$5,78621.3%
Profits ($M)$956.439.6%
Assets ($M)$30,879-
Total Stockholder Equity ($M)$6,764-
Market Value — as of March 31, 2017 ($M)$51,921-

Profit Ratios

Profit as % of Revenues16.5%
Profits as % of Assets3.1%
Profits as % of Stockholder Equity14.1%

Earnings Per Share (Last Fiscal Year)

Earnings Per Share ($)1.98
EPS % Change (from 2015)40.4%
EPS % Change (5 year annual rate)14.9%
EPS % Change (10 year annual rate)41.9%

Total Return

Total Return to Investors (2016)11.2%
Total Return to Investors (5 year, annualized)13.7%
Total Return to Investors (10 year, annualized)11.9%