Crown Castle (CCI) Misses Q3 AFFO by 2c, Revenues Beats

October 20, 2016 4:47 PM EDT

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Crown Castle (NYSE: CCI) reported Q3 AFFO of $1.16, $0.02 worse than the analyst estimate of $1.18. Revenue for the quarter came in at $992 million versus the consensus estimate of $968.15 million.

"Our business continues to grow at a healthy pace as U.S. wireless carriers further invest to enhance the consumer mobile experience," stated Jay Brown, Crown Castle’s Chief Executive Officer. "Driven by the continued adoption and introduction of data-intensive applications and consistent with many industry forecasts, we believe over the next decade there will be tremendous growth in wireless data traffic that will necessitate further investment in wireless networks, which we expect will result in revenue and cash flow growth for Crown Castle. Today, as a result of our investments over the last several years to acquire towers and deploy small cells, we have the leading portfolio of U.S. wireless infrastructure, which we expect will continue to generate significant incremental returns. Consistent with the growth we are seeing in our business, we are increasing our quarterly stock dividend by 7% to $0.95 per share, commencing with our fourth quarter 2016 dividend payment."

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