Uniti Group, Inc.

Symbol: UNIT
CIK: 1620280
Exchange: NASDAQ
Founded: 2014 (5 years)
HQ: Little Rock, AR, United States
Type of REIT: Equity REIT
Listing Status: Public
Market Capitalization: Mid-Cap
REIT Sector: Infrastructure

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Rating Dividend Section - Analysis Description Avg. Rating
3 Dividend Payment Growth: Analysis of how the REIT’s dividend payments have performed during the last 3 years. 4.9
2 Dividend Payment Consistency: Analysis of how many periods the REIT’s dividends have been paid consistently without a gap in payment. 4.1
10 Dividend to AFFO Payout Ratio Health: Analysis of the REIT’s Dividend to AFFO Payout Ratios during the last four quarters. 5.4
10 Dividend to AFFO Payout Ratio Trend: Analysis of the REIT’s Dividend to AFFO Payout Ratios trend during the last two years. 4.5
8 AFFO Trend: Analysis of the REIT’s AFFO trend during the last two years. 5.6
6.6 Overall Dividend Section Rating: The REIT’s total dividend score from the compilation of the below dividend analysis. 4.2

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Hightlights of Previous Trading Day 2019-05-17

Closing Price: $10.39
Price Change: -0.19 (-1.796%)
Lowest Price: $10.36
Highest Price: $10.65

52-Week Low: $8.06
52-Week High: $23.42

5 Day Price Change: -9.42%
1 Month Price Change: -15.53%
3 Month Price Change: -47.44%
1 Year Price Change: -43.09%
2 Year Price Change: -44.72%
5 Year Price Change: -46.77%

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Dividend of Previous Trading Day 2019-05-17

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Dividend Yield: 1.89%*
Annualized Dividend: $0.2*
Ex Dividend Date: 2019-06-27
Dividend Frequency: Quarterly

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Funds From Operations (FFO)

Dividend to FFO & AFFO Payout Ratio
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Key Stats of Previous Trading Day 2019-05-17

52-Week Low: $8.06
52-Week High: $23.42 [Compare]
P/E Ratio: 4.16 [Compare]
P/E Ratio High: N/A [Compare]
P/E Ratio Low: N/A [Compare]
Market Cap: $1,913,391,396 [Compare]
Shares Outstanding: 184,157,016 [Compare]
Float: 18,315 [Compare]
Latest Volume: 2,662,318 [Compare]
Avg. Total Volume: 3,004,221 [Compare]
Beta: 1.06 [Compare]
Return On Equity (ROE): -0.66% [Compare]
Return On Assets (ROA): 0.22% [Compare]
Number Of Estimates: 2.0
Revenue Per Share: N/A [Compare]
Revenue Per Employee: N/A [Compare]
Profit Margin: 1.73%
Price To Sales: 1.89 [Compare]
Price To Book: N/A [Compare]
Short Ratio: N/A [Compare]
Latest EPS Date: 2018-12-31
Consensus EPS: 0.550
TTM EPS: 2.500
50-Day Moving Avg.: $10.90
200-Day Moving Avg.: $15.97
Held by Insiders: N/A
Held by Institution: N/A

*Percentage held by top 15 institutions.

Fundamental Ratios of Previous Quarter Results 2019-03-31

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Properties Owned by UNIT

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Dividend History

Below are the most recent cash dividends paid by UNIT, and the Ex-Dividend Date of the dividend. The percent difference from one dividend payment to the next has also been calculated for your convenience. See complete list of dividend payments for UNIT.

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Financial Statements Overview

Balance Sheet (Quarterly)

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Amounts in USD ($)

Balance Sheet 2019-03-31 2018-12-31 2018-09-30 2018-06-30
Total Assets 4,697,306,000.00 4,592,937,000.00 4,570,824,000.00 4,471,658,000.00
Cash and Equivalents 104,684,000.00 38,026,000.00 118,493,000.00 76,500,000.00
Investments 9,357,000.00 31,043,000.00 64,410,000.00 56,666,000.00
Investments Current 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Investments Non-Current 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Deferred Revenue 761,120,000.00 726,262,000.00 682,481,000.00 653,787,000.00
Deposit Liabilities 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Property, Plant & Equipment Net 3,174,744,000.00 3,209,006,000.00 3,155,206,000.00 3,095,805,000.00
Inventory 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Tax Assets 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Trade and Non-Trade Receivables 76,832,000.00 165,848,000.00 116,873,000.00 121,263,000.00
Trade and Non-Trade Payables 195,704,000.00 94,179,000.00 81,556,000.00 83,815,000.00
Goodwill and Intangible Assets 1,070,361,000.00 1,125,206,000.00 1,092,624,000.00 1,097,605,000.00
Total Liabilities 6,160,836,000.00 5,999,632,000.00 5,890,232,000.00 5,761,451,000.00
Shareholders Equity -1,642,538,000.00 -1,585,578,000.00 -1,500,544,000.00 -1,472,335,000.00
Accumulated Retained Earnings (Deficit) -2,442,564,000.00 -2,373,218,000.00 -2,278,124,000.00 -2,174,216,000.00
Accumulated Other Comprehensive Income 9,661,000.00 30,105,000.00 66,291,000.00 56,237,000.00
Current Assets 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Assets Non-Current 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Current Liabilities 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Liabilities Non-Current 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Tax Liabilities 31,490,000.00 52,434,000.00 54,539,000.00 55,819,000.00
Total Debt 4,974,921,000.00 4,901,515,000.00 4,802,331,000.00 4,736,682,000.00
Debt Current 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Debt Non-Current 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00

Income Statement (Quarterly)

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Amounts in USD ($)

Income Statement 2019-03-31 2018-12-31 2018-09-30 2018-06-30
Revenues 261,031,000.00 270,754,000.00 252,636,000.00 247,329,000.00
Cost of Revenue 38,418,000.00 40,866,000.00 34,773,000.00 31,522,000.00
Selling, General and Administrative Expense 24,226,000.00 21,331,000.00 20,666,000.00 20,681,000.00
Research and Development Expense 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Operating Expenses 131,609,000.00 133,225,000.00 134,699,000.00 142,661,000.00
Interest Expense 84,458,000.00 82,193,000.00 80,406,000.00 79,385,000.00
Income Tax Expense 4,054,000.00 -213,000.00 -1,466,000.00 -2,646,000.00
Net Income from Discontinued Operations 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Consolidated Income 2,492,000.00 14,683,000.00 4,224,000.00 -3,593,000.00
Net Income to Non-Controlling Interests 50,000.00 334,000.00 93,000.00 -90,000.00
Net Income 2,442,000.00 14,349,000.00 4,131,000.00 -3,503,000.00
Preferred Dividends Income Statement Impact 1,429,000.00 2,003,000.00 2,056,000.00 2,059,000.00
Net Income Common Stock 1,013,000.00 12,346,000.00 2,075,000.00 -5,562,000.00
Earnings per Basic Share 0.01 0.07 0.01 -0.03
Earnings per Diluted Share 0.01 0.06 0.01 -0.03
Weighted Average Shares 182,219,000.00 179,373,000.00 175,396,000.00 175,011,000.00
Weighted Average Shares Diluted 182,222,000.00 182,981,000.00 175,653,000.00 175,011,000.00

Cash Flow

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Amounts in USD ($)

Cash Flow 2019-03-31 2018-12-31 2018-09-30 2018-06-30
Capital Expenditure -79,458,000.00 -126,467,000.00 -133,641,000.00 -112,324,000.00
Net Cash Flow - Business Acquisitions and Disposals -4,210,000.00 -53,669,000.00 -2,145,000.00 -192,000.00
Net Cash Flow - Investment Acquisitions and Disposals 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Net Cash Flow from Financing -33,956,000.00 27,134,000.00 8,541,000.00 58,372,000.00
Issuance (Repayment) of Debt Securities 66,533,000.00 92,603,000.00 58,649,000.00 167,891,000.00
Issuance (Purchase) of Equity Shares 20,508,000.00 44,988,000.00 64,423,000.00 -917,000.00
Payment of Dividends & Other Cash Distributions -110,348,000.00 -107,978,000.00 -106,073,000.00 -106,123,000.00
Net Cash Flow from Investing -83,668,000.00 -180,136,000.00 -135,786,000.00 -112,516,000.00
Net Cash Flow from Operations 188,902,000.00 72,883,000.00 168,962,000.00 74,107,000.00
Effect of Exchange Rate Changes on Cash 154,000.00 -348,000.00 276,000.00 -364,000.00
Net Cash Flow / Change in Cash & Cash Equivalents 66,658,000.00 -80,467,000.00 41,993,000.00 19,599,000.00
Share Based Compensation 1,888,000.00 2,006,000.00 1,963,000.00 1,885,000.00
Depreciation, Amortization & Accretion 103,827,000.00 109,439,000.00 112,748,000.00 114,842,000.00

About Uniti Group, Inc.

Uniti Group Inc. (Nasdaq: UNIT), an internally managed real estate investment trust, is engaged in the acquisition and construction of mission critical communications infrastructure, and is a leading provider of wireless infrastructure solutions for the communications industry. Uniti currently owns 4.8 million fiber strand miles, 468 wireless towers, and other communications real estate throughout the United States and Latin America.

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I’m holding off on buying more Uniti Group shares for now. At the moment, I’m concerned about the sustainability of its Dividend ($0.60/share) to AFFO ($0.62/share) payout ratio (97% in Q2'18). I like the company very much, and I love having a high-tech communications (towers and fiber) company like Uniti in my REIT portfolio. I acquired the shares of the company when the stock was at just above $14 and $16 per share. I wish I had purchased more shares of the company at the time since now it’s already above $21/share. I’m not thinking of selling my shares, but I will hold from buying more until the next financial reports come out. - REITFocused - 2018-09-13 21:34:48 PDT

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