American Tower Projects Strong Revenue Growth for 2024

American Tower, a provider of communications infrastructure, has set ambitious revenue targets for the year 2024, aiming to reach between $11,050 million and $11,230 million, with net income projected to range from $3,305 million to $3,415 million.
American Tower for wireless networkThe telecom tower company’s robust financial outlook follows a solid performance in the fourth quarter of 2023, where revenue increased by 3.0 percent to $2,787 million. Property revenue, a key metric for American Tower, also saw a healthy uptick, rising by 4.6 percent to $2,766 million. Notably, net income surged by 101.9 percent to $13 million during the same period.

For the full year 2023, American Tower reported a 4.0 percent increase in revenue to $11,144 million, with property revenue climbing by 5.1 percent to $11,001 million. However, net income experienced a slight dip, decreasing by 19.4 percent to $1,367 million.

Steven Vondran, Chief Executive Officer of American Tower, expressed confidence in the company’s future prospects, citing the anticipated surge in demand for communication infrastructure assets driven by technological advancements such as 5G and artificial intelligence (AI), along with the growing need for distributed compute workloads.

In terms of capital expenditures, American Tower invested approximately $531 million during the fourth quarter of 2023, with $85 million allocated to non-discretionary capital improvements and corporate expenditures. For the entire year, total capital expenditures amounted to around $1.8 billion, including $217 million for non-discretionary capital improvements and corporate expenses.

Additionally, American Tower made acquisitions throughout 2023, spending roughly $16 million in the fourth quarter to acquire communication sites and related infrastructure globally. Over the course of the year, American Tower invested $168 million in acquiring communication sites, previously subleased sites in the U.S., and other relevant infrastructure assets on a global scale.

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