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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 4.2   Dividend Section Rating

Rating Dividend Section Avg. Rating
0 Dividend Payment Growth: Analysis of how the REIT’s dividend payments have performed during the last three years. 5.5
2 Dividend Payment Consistency: Analysis of how many periods the REIT’s dividends have been paid consistently without a gap in payment. 4.5
10 Dividend to AFFO Payout Ratio Health: Analysis of the REIT’s Dividend to AFFO Payout Ratios during the last four quarters. 6.9
1 Dividend to AFFO Payout Ratio Trend: Analysis of the REIT’s Dividend to AFFO Payout Ratios trend during the last two years. 5.8
8 AFFO Trend: Analysis of the REIT’s AFFO trend during the last two years. 7.0
4.2 Overall Dividend Section Rating: The REIT’s total dividend score from the compilation of the below dividend analysis. 6.8

 4.0   Leverage Section Rating

Rating Leverage Section Avg. Rating
3 Interest Coverage Health: Analysis of the REIT’s Interest Coverage health during the last four quarter. 6.6
6 Interest Coverage Health Trend: Analysis of the REIT’s Interest Coverage health trend during the last two years. 7.3
3 Total Debt Interest Rate Competitiveness: Analysis of the REIT’s Interest Rate to Total Debt competitiveness compared to REIT market. 8.0
9 Total Debt Interest Rate Trend: Analysis of the REIT’s Interest Rate to Total Debt trend during the last two years. 8.0
0 Debt Leverage Health: Analysis of the REIT’s Total Debt to Total Assets. 6.3
3 Debt Leverage Health Trend: Analysis of the REIT’s Total Debt to Total Assets over the last two years. 7.1
4.0 Overall Leverage Section Rating: The REIT’s total Debt Leverage score from the compilation of the above Debt analysis. 7.5

 8.5   Asset & Revenue Section Rating

Rating Asset & Revenue Section Avg. Rating
8 G&A Effeciency Level: Analysis of the REIT’s General and Administrative expenses in relationship to its Revenues. 6.9
8 G&A Effeciency Trend: Analysis of the Trend of the REIT’s General and Administrative expenses in relationship to its Revenues. 7.7
9 Revenues Growth: Analysis of how the REIT's Revenue has performed over the last two years. 6.9
9 Total Asset Growth: Analysis of how the REIT has grown its Total Assets over the last two years. 7.3
8.5 Overall Asset & Revenue Section Rating: The REIT’s total Asset, Revenues, and Administrative expenses score from the compilation of the above analysis. 7.2

 5.6   Overall REITRating™ Score


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Hightlights of Trading Day July 19, 2019


Open Price: $8.54
Closing Price: $8.37
Price Change: -0.22 (-2.561%)
Lowest Price: $8.37
Highest Price: $8.7

52-Week Low: $7.83
52-Week High: $21.33
52-Week Change: -55.10%

5 Day Price Change: -7.44%
1 Month Price Change: -22.26%
3 Month Price Change: -26.08%
6 Month Price Change: -54.28%
YTD Price Change: -47.24%
1 Year Price Change: -53.92%
2 Year Price Change: -56.63%
5 Year Price Change: -62.97%

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Dividend of Trading Day July 19, 2019

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Dividend Yield: 2.389%*
Annualized Dividend: $0.2*
Dividend Yield (TTM): 22.103%
Annualized Dividend (TTM): $1.85
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 Trading Day July 19, 2019


Total Cash: $38,026,000
Current Debt: $29,763,000
Revenue: $1,015,010,000
Gross Profit: $426,195,000
Total Revenue: $1,015,010,000
Earnings Before Interest, Taxes & Depreciation Amortization (EBITDA): $792,747,000
Revenue Per Share: $5
Revenue Per Employee: $1,271,942
Employee: 798
Debt to Equity Ratio (D/E): -3.27
Profit Margin: 0.01%
Enterprise Value (EV): $6,652,988,520
Enterprise Value to Revenue (EV/R): 6.55
Price to Sales (P/S): 1.76
Price to Book (P/B): -1.19
Peg Ratio: -0.86
P/E Ratio: 155.00
P/E High: 547.25
P/E Low: 201.50
Forward P/E Ratio: 42.18
Market Capitalization: $1,614,020,580
Beta: 1.17
Latest Volume: 1,778,114.00
Avg. Total Volume: 4,053,971
Avg. 10 Volume: 2,970,550.60
Avg. 30 Volume: 4,053,970.93
TTM EPS: 0.05
TTM Dividend Rate: 1.85
Shares Outstanding: 192,834,000
Float: 18,835,253.78
50-Day Moving Avg.: 10.03
200-Day Moving Avg.: 14.36

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Dividend History


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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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