This article is about American Tower (AMT), the largest communications tower company, and why it's a buy for the total return and dividend growth investor. This might be a boring business, but it's growing by leaps and bounds as the younger generation wants more streaming access to their music and videos. Plus, the social media boom is still going on.
The fundamentals of American Tower will be reviewed in the following topics below: The Good Business Portfolio Guidelines, Total Return and Yearly Dividend, Last Quarter's Earnings, Company Business, Takeaways, and Recent Portfolio Changes. I will use a set of guidelines that I codified over the last few years to review the companies in The Good Business Portfolio (my portfolio) and other companies that I'm taking a look at. For the complete set of guidelines, please see my article "The Good Business Portfolio: Update To Guidelines and July 2016 Performance Review." These guidelines provide me with a balanced portfolio of income, defensive, total return and growing companies that hopefully keeps me ahead of the Dow average.
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