Ascent Capital Group, Inc., through its subsidiary, Monitronics International Inc., provides security alarm monitoring services to residential and commercial customers in North America.
The last earnings update was 42 days ago.
Value is all about what a company is worth versus what price it is
available for. If you went into a grocery store and all the bananas were on sale
at half price, they could be considered
In this section, we usually try to help investors determine whether Ascent Capital Group is trading at an attractive price based on the cash flow it is expected to produce in the future. But as Ascent Capital Group has not provided consistent financial data, and the stock also has no analyst forecast or coverage, its intrinsic value cannot be reliably calculated by extrapolating past data or using analyst consensus cash flow predictions.
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INTRINSIC VALUE BASED ON FUTURE CASH FLOWS
It is not possible to calculate the future cash flow value for
Ascent Capital Group. This is due to cash flow or dividend data being
unavailable. The share price is
PRICE RELATIVE TO MARKET
We can also value a company based on what the stock market is willing to pay for
it. This is similar to the price of fruit (e.g. Mangoes or Avocados) increasing
when they are out of season, or how much your home is worth.
The amount the stock market is willing to pay for
Ascent Capital Group's
is considered below, and whether this is a fair price.
Price based on past earnings
Ascent Capital Group's earnings available for a low price, and how does
this compare to other companies in the same industry?
Ascent Capital Group has negative assets, we can't compare the value of its assets to the Europe Consumer Services industry average.
Take a look at our analysis of 28Z’s management and see if the CEO’s compensation is within a reasonable range, who is on the board and if insiders have been trading lately.
When valuing a company like this, investors focus more on how they perceive the size of the opportunity, the company's ability to deliver and scale, and the strength of the team. While we are not analysing this type of data at the moment, if you don’t know where to start, we recommend reading through Ascent Capital Group's regulatory filings and announcements.
Ascent Capital Group is not considered high growth as it is expected to be loss making for the next 1-3 years.
Ascent Capital Group's revenue is expected to decrease over the next 1-3 years, this is not considered high growth.
Past and Future Earnings per Share
The accuracy of the analysts who estimate the future performance data can
be gauged below. We look back 3 years and see if they were any good at
predicting what actually occurred. We also show the highest and lowest estimates
looking forward to see if there is a wide range.
Ascent Capital Group's performance over the past 5 years by checking for:
Has earnings increased in past 5 years? (1 check)
Has the earnings growth in the last year exceeded that of the
industry? (1 check)
Is the recent earnings growth over the last year higher than the average annual growth over the
past 5 years? (1 check)
Is the Return on Equity (ROE) higher than 20%? (1 check)
Is the Return on Assets (ROA) above industry average? (1 check)
Has the Return on Capital Employed (ROCE) increased from 3 years ago? (1 check)
The above checks will fail if the company has reported a loss in the most recent
earnings report. Some checks require at least 3 or 5 years worth of data.
Ascent Capital Group
has a total score of
0/6, see the detailed checks below.
Note: We use GAAP Net Income excluding extraordinary items in all our calculations.
A company's financial position is much like your own financial position,
it includes everything you own
The boxes below represent the relative size of what makes up
Ascent Capital Group's finances.
The net worth of a company is the difference between its assets and liabilities.
Ascent Capital Group's short term (1 year) commitments are greater than its holdings of cash and other short term assets.
Ascent Capital Group's cash and other short term assets cover its long term commitments.
This treemap shows a more detailed breakdown of
Ascent Capital Group's finances. If any of them are yellow this
indicates they may be out of proportion and red means they relate to one of the
Liabilities and shares
The 'shares' portion represents any funds contributed by the owners (shareholders) and any profits.
Low level of unsold assets.
Ascent Capital Group has negative shareholder equity (liabilities exceed assets) therefore debt is not covered by short term assets.
Nearly all companies have debt. Debt in itself isn’t
however if the debt is too high, or the company can’t afford to pay the interest
on its debts this may have impacts in the future.
The graphic below shows equity (available funds) and debt, we ideally want to
see the red area (debt) decreasing.
If there is any debt we look at the companies capability to repay it, and
whether the level has increased over the past 5 years.
Management is one of the most important areas of a company. We look at
unreasonable CEO compensation, how long the team and board of directors have
been around for and insider trading.
TENURE AS CEO
Mr. William E. Niles, also known as Bill, has been Chief Executive Officer of Ascent Capital Group Inc. since April 5, 2018. Mr. Niles has been General Counsel and Secretary of Ascent Capital Group, Inc. (formerly, Ascent Media Corporation) since September 2008 and served as its Executive Vice President. He serves as an Executive Vice President and Secretary of Monitronics International, Inc. Mr. Niles served as the Senior Business Affairs Executive of Ascent Media since June 2000. He served as an Executive Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary of Ascent Media Group, Inc. since January 2002 until the sale of AMG on December 31, 2010. Prior to this appointment, Mr. Niles served as the Executive Vice President of Business and Legal Affairs at Ascent Media Group Inc from October 2001 to January 2002 and as the Senior Vice President and Assistant Secretary from November 2000 to October 2001. He was General Counsel and Vice President of Business Affairs at Four Media Company, LLC. Prior to 2002, Mr. Niles was a senior executive handling legal and business affairs within AMG and its predecessor companies, was an Associate at the international law firm of Baker and McKenzie as an Associate and a Partner with Stein and Kahan. He serves as a Director of Monitronics International, Inc. Mr. Niles holds law degree from Georgetown University Law Center and undergraduate degree from the University of Southern California (USC).
Bill's compensation has increased whilst company is loss making.
Bill's remuneration is higher than average for companies of similar size in Germany.
Management Team Tenure
Average tenure and age of the
Ascent Capital Group
management team in years:
The average tenure for the Ascent Capital Group management team is less than 2 years, this suggests a new team.
CEO, General Counsel & Secretary
CFO & Senior VP
Executive VP & Director
Investor Relation Contact
Senior Executive Advisor
Board of Directors Tenure
Average tenure and age of the
Ascent Capital Group
board of directors in years:
The average tenure for the Ascent Capital Group board of directors is over 10 years, this suggests they are a seasoned and experienced board.
Board of Directors
Chairman of the Board
Executive VP & Director
Who owns this company?
Recent Insider Trading
No 3 month individual insider trading information.
Ascent Capital Group, Inc., through its subsidiary, Monitronics International Inc., provides security alarm monitoring services to residential and commercial customers in North America. The company provides monitoring services for alarm signals arising from burglaries, fires, medical alerts, and other events through security systems at customers' premises. It also offers home automation services, such as remote activation and control of security systems, support for video monitoring, flood sensors, automated garage door and door lock capabilities, and thermostat integration; hands-free two-way interactive voice communication between its monitoring center and customers; and customer service and technical support related to home monitoring systems and automation services. In addition, the company provides maintenance and wholesale contract monitoring services to other security alarm companies. It markets and sells its products through a network of authorized dealers. The company was formerly known as Ascent Media Corporation and changed its name to Ascent Capital Group, Inc. in July 2011. Ascent Capital Group, Inc. was incorporated in 2008 and is based in Greenwood Village, Colorado.
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