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Ascent Capital Group

DB:28Z
Snowflake Description

Mediocre balance sheet with weak fundamentals.

The Snowflake is generated from 30 checks in 5 different areas, read more below.
28Z
DB
$13M
Market Cap
  1. Home
  2. DE
  3. Consumer Services
Company description

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. More info.


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  • Ascent Capital Group has significant price volatility in the past 3 months.
28Z Share Price and Events
7 Day Returns
-3.1%
DB:28Z
-0.3%
Europe Consumer Services
-0.4%
DE Market
1 Year Returns
-68.5%
DB:28Z
-11.4%
Europe Consumer Services
-6.2%
DE Market
28Z Shareholder Return
  7 Day 30 Day 90 Day 1 Year 3 Year 5 Year
Ascent Capital Group (28Z) -3.1% -7.3% 56.9% -68.5% -92.7% -
Europe Consumer Services -0.3% 2.4% 3.6% -11.4% -46.2% -51%
DE Market -0.4% 0.7% 1.8% -6.2% 13.9% 7.5%
1 Year Return vs Industry and Market
  • 28Z underperformed the Consumer Services industry which returned -11.4% over the past year.
  • 28Z underperformed the Market in Germany which returned -6.2% over the past year.
Price Volatility
28Z
Industry
5yr Volatility vs Market

Value

 Is Ascent Capital Group undervalued based on future cash flows and its price relative to the stock market?

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 undervalued.

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.

This is quite a rare situation as 89% of companies covered by Simply Wall St do have a valuation analysis. You can see them here.

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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 €0.9978.
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 earnings, growth and assets is considered below, and whether this is a fair price.
Price based on past earnings
Are Ascent Capital Group's earnings available for a low price, and how does this compare to other companies in the same industry?
Raw Data
DB:28Z PE (Price to Earnings) Ratio Data Sources
Data Point Source Value
Earnings Per Share * Company Filings (2019-03-31) in USD $-56.14
NasdaqGS:ASCM.A Share Price ** NasdaqGS (2019-06-25) in USD $1.1
Europe Consumer Services Industry PE Ratio Median Figure of 10 Publicly-Listed Consumer Services Companies 18.56x
Germany Market PE Ratio Median Figure of 425 Publicly-Listed Companies 19.49x

* Trailing twelve months (TTM) annual GAAP earnings per share excluding extraordinary items.

** Primary Listing of Ascent Capital Group.

DB:28Z PE (Price to Earnings) Ratio Calculation
Calculation Outcome
PE Ratio

= NasdaqGS:ASCM.A Share Price ÷ EPS (both in USD)

= 1.1 ÷ -56.14

-0.02x

Learn more about our ratios and growth rates in Simply Wall St’s analysis model >

  • Ascent Capital Group is loss making, we can't compare its value to the Europe Consumer Services industry average.
  • Ascent Capital Group is loss making, we can't compare the value of its earnings to the Germany market.
Price based on expected Growth
Does Ascent Capital Group's expected growth come at a high price?
Raw Data
DB:28Z PEG (Price to Earnings to Growth) Ratio Data Sources
Data Point Source Value
PE Ratio See PE Ratio Section -0.02x
Net Income Annual Growth Rate See Future Growth Section.
Line of Best Fit* through Consensus Estimate Earnings of 1 Analysts
92.8%per year
Europe Consumer Services Industry PEG Ratio Median Figure of 7 Publicly-Listed Consumer Services Companies 1.3x
Germany Market PEG Ratio Median Figure of 271 Publicly-Listed Companies 1.45x

*Line of best fit is calculated by linear regression .

Learn more about our ratios and growth rates in Simply Wall St’s analysis model >

  • Unable to calculate PEG ratio for Ascent Capital Group, we can't assess if its growth is good value.
Price based on value of assets
What value do investors place on Ascent Capital Group's assets?
Raw Data
DB:28Z PB (Price to Book) Ratio Data Sources
Data Point Source Value
Book Value per Share Company Filings (2019-03-31) in USD $-47.73
NasdaqGS:ASCM.A Share Price * NasdaqGS (2019-06-25) in USD $1.1
Europe Consumer Services Industry PB Ratio Median Figure of 18 Publicly-Listed Consumer Services Companies 2.2x
Germany Market PB Ratio Median Figure of 574 Publicly-Listed Companies 1.8x
DB:28Z PB (Price to Book) Ratio Calculation
Calculation Outcome
PB Ratio

= NasdaqGS:ASCM.A Share Price ÷ Book Value per Share (both in USD)

= 1.1 ÷ -47.73

-0.02x

* Primary Listing of Ascent Capital Group.

Learn more about our ratios and growth rates in Simply Wall St’s analysis model >

  • Ascent Capital Group has negative assets, we can't compare the value of its assets to the Europe Consumer Services industry average.

Next steps:

  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. Show me more potentially undervalued companies in the Consumer Services industry
  4. Use fundamentals to screen for another stock to analyse from our database of over 75,000 companies worldwide
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Value checks
We assess Ascent Capital Group's value by looking at:
  1. Is the discounted cash flow value less than 20%, or 40% of the share price? (2 checks) ( Click here or on bar chart for details of DCF calculation. )
  2. Is the PE ratio less than the market average, and/ or less than the Consumer Services industry average (and greater than 0)? (2 checks)
  3. Is the PEG ratio within a reasonable range (0 to 1)? (1 check)
  4. Is the PB ratio less than the Consumer Services industry average (and greater than 0)? (1 check)
  5. Ascent Capital Group has a total score of 0/6, see the detailed checks below.

    Note: We use GAAP Earnings per Share in all our calculations including PE and PEG Ratio.

    Full details on the Value part of the Simply Wall St company analysis model.

Future Performance

 How is Ascent Capital Group expected to perform in the next 1 to 3 years based on estimates from 1 analyst?

The future performance of a company is measured in the same way as past performance, by looking at estimated growth and how much profit it is expected to make.

Future estimates come from professional analysts. Just like forecasting the weather, they don’t always get it right!
Annual Growth Rate
92.8%
Expected annual growth in earnings.
Earnings growth vs Low Risk Savings
Is Ascent Capital Group expected to grow at an attractive rate?
  • Unable to compare Ascent Capital Group's earnings growth to the low risk savings rate as it is expected to be loss making during the next 1-3 years.
Growth vs Market Checks
  • Unable to compare Ascent Capital Group's earnings growth to the Germany market average as it is expected to be loss making during the next 1-3 years.
  • Ascent Capital Group's revenues are expected to decrease over the next 1-3 years, this is below the Germany market average.
Annual Growth Rates Comparison
Raw Data
DB:28Z Future Growth Rates Data Sources
Data Point Source Value (per year)
DB:28Z Future Earnings Growth Rate Line of Best Fit* through Consensus Estimate Earnings of 1 Analysts 92.8%
DB:28Z Future Revenue Growth Rate Line of Best Fit* through Consensus Estimate Revenue of 1 Analysts -11.3%
Europe Consumer Services Industry Earnings Growth Rate Market Cap Weighted Average 13.7%
Europe Consumer Services Industry Revenue Growth Rate Market Cap Weighted Average 7.2%
Germany Market Earnings Growth Rate Market Cap Weighted Average 12.6%
Germany Market Revenue Growth Rate Market Cap Weighted Average 5.1%

*Line of best fit is calculated by linear regression .

Industry and Market average data is calculated daily.

Learn more about our growth rate calculations in Simply Wall St’s analysis model.

Analysts growth expectations
Raw Data
DB:28Z Analysts Growth Expectations Data Sources
Data Point Source Value
Past Financials Company Filings (2 months ago) See Below
Future Estimates Average of up to 1 Analyst Estimates (S&P Global) See Below
All numbers in USD Millions and using Trailing twelve months (TTM) annual period rather than quarterly.
DB:28Z Future Estimates Data
Date (Data in USD Millions) Revenue Cash Flow Net Income * Avg. No. Analysts
2020-12-31 438 -138 1
2019-12-31 453 -138 1
DB:28Z Past Financials Data
Date (Data in USD Millions) Revenue Cash Flow Net Income *
2019-03-31 536 93 -695
2018-12-31 540 93 -698
2018-09-30 539 92 -331
2018-06-30 541 131 -320
2018-03-31 546 138 -120
2017-12-31 553 136 -108
2017-09-30 561 144 -110
2017-06-30 565 167 -108
2017-03-31 568 179 -87
2016-12-31 570 189 -91
2016-09-30 571 193 -103
2016-06-30 570 190 -103

*GAAP earnings excluding extraordinary items.

Super high growth metrics
High Growth Checks
  • 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.
Raw Data
DB:28Z Past and Future Earnings per Share
Data Point Source Value
Past Financials Company Filings (2 months ago) See Below
Future Estimates Average of up to 1 Analyst Estimates (S&P Global) See Below

All data from Ascent Capital Group Company Filings, last reported 2 months ago, and in Trailing twelve months (TTM) annual period rather than quarterly.

DB:28Z Future Estimates Data
Date (Data in USD Millions) EPS * EPS High Estimate EPS Low Estimate Avg. No. Analysts
2020-12-31 -11.16 -11.16 -11.16 1.00
2019-12-31 -11.15 -11.15 -11.15 1.00
DB:28Z Past Financials Data
Date (Data in USD Millions) EPS *
2019-03-31 -56.14
2018-12-31 -56.54
2018-09-30 -26.90
2018-06-30 -26.10
2018-03-31 -9.77
2017-12-31 -8.83
2017-09-30 -9.08
2017-06-30 -8.93
2017-03-31 -7.14
2016-12-31 -7.44
2016-09-30 -8.37
2016-06-30 -8.24

*GAAP earnings excluding extraordinary items.

Performance in 3 years
In the same way as past performance we look at the future estimated return (profit) compared to the available funds. We do this looking forward 3 years.
  • Unable to establish if Ascent Capital Group will efficiently use shareholders’ funds in the future without estimates of Return on Equity.
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Future performance checks
We assess Ascent Capital Group's future performance by looking at:
  1. Is the annual earnings growth rate expected to beat the low risk savings rate, plus a premium to keep pace with inflation?
  2. Is the annual earnings growth rate expected to beat the average growth rate in earnings of the Europe market? (1 check)
  3. Is the annual revenue growth rate expected to beat the average growth rate in revenue of the Europe market? (1 check)
  4. Is the annual earnings growth rate expected to be above 20%? (1 check)
  5. Is the annual revenue growth rate expected to be above 20%? (1 check)
  6. Is the Return on Equity in 3 years expected to be over 20%? (1 check)
Some of the above checks will fail if the company is expected to be loss making in the relevant year.
Ascent Capital Group has a total score of 0/6, see the detailed checks below.

Note 1: We use GAAP Net Income Excluding Exceptional Items for our Earnings in all our calculations.

Full details on the Future part of the Simply Wall St company analysis model.

Past Performance

  How has Ascent Capital Group performed over the past 5 years?

The past performance of a company can be measured by how much growth it has experienced and how much profit it makes relative to the funds and assets it has available.
Past earnings growth
Below we compare Ascent Capital Group's growth in the last year to its industry (Consumer Services).
Past Earnings growth analysis
We also check if the company has grown in the past 5 years, and whether it has maintained that growth in the year.
  • Ascent Capital Group does not make a profit and their year on year earnings growth rate was negative over the past 5 years.
  • Unable to compare Ascent Capital Group's 1-year earnings growth to the 5-year average as it is not currently profitable.
  • Unable to compare Ascent Capital Group's 1-year growth to the Europe Consumer Services industry average as it is not currently profitable.
Earnings and Revenue History
Ascent Capital Group's revenue and profit over the past 5 years is shown below, any years where they have experienced a loss will show up in red.
Raw Data

All data from Ascent Capital Group Company Filings, last reported 2 months ago, and in Trailing twelve months (TTM) annual period rather than quarterly.

DB:28Z Past Revenue, Cash Flow and Net Income Data
Date (Data in USD Millions) Revenue Net Income * G+A Expenses R&D Expenses
2019-03-31 536.21 -695.05 135.73
2018-12-31 540.36 -698.04 139.12
2018-09-30 539.47 -331.32 137.97
2018-06-30 540.52 -320.39 135.64
2018-03-31 546.01 -119.54 138.08
2017-12-31 553.46 -107.65 138.52
2017-09-30 560.59 -110.42 142.84
2017-06-30 565.15 -108.29 136.52
2017-03-31 568.30 -86.97 131.88
2016-12-31 570.37 -91.24 125.89
2016-09-30 571.24 -103.20 120.99
2016-06-30 570.32 -103.49 122.79
2016-03-31 568.21 -99.78 120.86
2015-12-31 563.36 -86.24 121.42
2015-09-30 557.67 -62.06 113.14
2015-06-30 551.85 -45.73 106.12
2015-03-31 545.00 -37.75 101.53
2014-12-31 539.45 -37.45 99.93
2014-09-30 536.35 -47.35 99.11
2014-06-30 516.16 -44.02 98.11
2014-03-31 483.74 -33.29 94.01
2013-12-31 451.03 -21.60 92.00
2013-09-30 413.37 -5.71 84.36
2013-06-30 382.19 -11.78 79.28
2013-03-31 363.23 -17.76 75.80
2012-12-31 344.95 -25.00 73.87
2012-09-30 330.80 -35.43 72.32
2012-06-30 325.65 -26.86 71.62

*GAAP earnings excluding extraordinary items.

Performance last year
We want to ensure a company is making the most of what it has available. This is done by comparing the return (profit) to a company's available funds, assets and capital.
  • It is difficult to establish if Ascent Capital Group has efficiently used shareholders’ funds last year (Return on Equity greater than 20%) due to its liabilities exceeding its assets.
  • It is difficult to establish if Ascent Capital Group has efficiently used its assets last year compared to the Europe Consumer Services industry average (Return on Assets) as it is loss-making.
  • It is difficult to establish if Ascent Capital Group improved its use of capital last year versus 3 years ago (Return on Capital Employed) due to its liabilities exceeding its assets.
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Past performance checks
We assess Ascent Capital Group's performance over the past 5 years by checking for:
  1. Has earnings increased in past 5 years? (1 check)
  2. Has the earnings growth in the last year exceeded that of the Consumer Services industry? (1 check)
  3. Is the recent earnings growth over the last year higher than the average annual growth over the past 5 years? (1 check)
  4. Is the Return on Equity (ROE) higher than 20%? (1 check)
  5. Is the Return on Assets (ROA) above industry average? (1 check)
  6. 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.

Full details on the Past part of the Simply Wall St company analysis model.

Health

 How is Ascent Capital Group's financial health and their level of debt?

A company's financial position is much like your own financial position, it includes everything you own (assets) and owe (liabilities).

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.
Net Worth
  • 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.
Balance sheet
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 checks below.
Assets
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.
Historical Debt
Nearly all companies have debt. Debt in itself isn’t bad, 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.
Raw Data

All data from Ascent Capital Group Company Filings, last reported 2 months ago.

DB:28Z Past Debt and Equity Data
Date (Data in USD Millions) Total Equity Total Debt Cash & Short Term Investments
2019-03-31 -593.28 1,868.40 76.30
2018-12-31 -565.43 1,901.21 105.92
2018-09-30 -174.57 1,881.64 137.56
2018-06-30 -138.40 1,807.68 109.70
2018-03-31 100.61 1,800.81 137.54
2017-12-31 142.67 1,802.54 116.42
2017-09-30 149.70 1,818.56 135.42
2017-06-30 176.26 1,802.11 112.04
2017-03-31 222.76 1,805.54 122.27
2016-12-31 238.65 1,782.18 90.14
2016-09-30 233.54 1,801.57 112.10
2016-06-30 261.31 1,773.26 86.27
2016-03-31 291.07 1,767.94 120.20
2015-12-31 324.77 1,732.84 92.63
2015-09-30 350.75 1,757.47 128.19
2015-06-30 399.51 1,706.44 122.43
2015-03-31 416.16 1,695.61 145.93
2014-12-31 439.69 1,610.60 135.21
2014-09-30 463.12 1,638.58 182.13
2014-06-30 470.55 1,607.57 155.20
2014-03-31 490.28 1,601.23 189.50
2013-12-31 514.76 1,583.28 174.20
2013-09-30 552.16 1,589.82 226.84
2013-06-30 525.89 1,128.77 225.59
2013-03-31 513.78 1,127.58 243.31
2012-12-31 508.60 1,120.74 221.01
2012-09-30 516.19 995.91 249.00
2012-06-30 529.87 964.56 225.09
  • Ascent Capital Group has negative shareholder equity (liabilities exceed assets), this is a more serious situation compared with a high debt level.
  • Irrelevant to check if Ascent Capital Group's debt level has increased considering it has negative shareholder equity.
CASH RUNWAY ANALYSIS

For companies that have on average been loss making in the past we assess whether they have at least 1 year of cash runway.

  • Ascent Capital Group has sufficient cash runway for 1.1 years based on current free cash flow.
  • Ascent Capital Group has sufficient cash runway for 1.1 years if free cash flow continues to grow at historical rates of 0.3% each year.
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Financial health checks
We assess Ascent Capital Group's financial health by checking for:
  1. Are short term assets greater than short term liabilities? (1 check)
  2. Are short term assets greater than long term liabilities? (1 check)
  3. Has the debt to equity ratio increased in the past 5 years? (1 check)
  4. Is the debt to equity ratio over 40%? (1 check)
  5. Is the debt covered by operating cash flow? (1 check)
  6. Are earnings greater than 5x the interest on debt (if company pays interest at all)? (1 check)
  7. Ascent Capital Group has a total score of 3/6, see the detailed checks below.
For companies that are loss making and have been so on average in the past we replace the last 2 checks with:
  1. Does cash and short term investments cover stable operating expenses (recurring G&A and R&D) for more than 3 years? (1 check)
  2. Does cash and short term investments cover growing operating expenses (recurring G&A and R&D) for more than 3 years? (1 check)


Full details on the Health part of the Simply Wall St company analysis model.

Dividends

 What is Ascent Capital Group's current dividend yield, its reliability and sustainability?

Dividends are regular cash payments to you from the company, similar to a bank paying you interest on a savings account.
Annual Dividend Income
Dividend payments
0%
Current annual income from Ascent Capital Group dividends.
If you bought €2,000 of Ascent Capital Group shares you are expected to receive €0 in your first year as a dividend.
Dividend Amount
Here we look how much dividend is being paid, if any. Is it above what you can get in a savings account? It is up there with the best dividend paying companies?
  • Unable to evaluate Ascent Capital Group's dividend yield against the bottom 25% of dividend payers as the company has not reported any payouts.
  • Unable to evaluate Ascent Capital Group's dividend against the top 25% market benchmark as the company has not reported any payouts.
Annualized Historical and Future Dividends
It is important to see if the dividend for a company is stable, and not wildly increasing/decreasing each year. This graph shows you the historical rate to count toward your assessment of the stock.

We also check to see if the dividend has increased in the past 10 years.
Raw Data
DB:28Z Annualized Past and Future Dividends
Data Point Source Value
Past Annualized Dividend Yield S&P Global Market Data See Below
Past Dividends per Share Company Filings/ Annualized Dividend Payments See Below
Future Dividends per Share Estimates Average of up to 1 Analyst Estimates (S&P Global) See Below
Europe Consumer Services Industry Average Dividend Yield Market Cap Weighted Average of 5 Stocks 2.3%
Germany Market Average Dividend Yield Market Cap Weighted Average of 328 Stocks 3.2%
Germany Minimum Threshold Dividend Yield 10th Percentile 0.8%
Germany Bottom 25% Dividend Yield 25th Percentile 1.4%
Germany Top 25% Dividend Yield 75th Percentile 3.9%

Industry and Market average data is calculated daily.

Note all dividend per share amounts are annualized and not quarterly or other period.

DB:28Z Future Dividends Estimate Data
Date (Data in $) Dividend per Share (annual) Avg. No. Analysts
2020-12-31
2019-12-31

Learn more about our ratios and growth rates in Simply Wall St’s analysis model >

  • Unable to perform a dividend volatility check as Ascent Capital Group has not reported any payouts.
  • Unable to verify if Ascent Capital Group's dividend has been increasing as the company has not reported any payouts.
Current Payout to shareholders
What portion of Ascent Capital Group's earnings are paid to the shareholders as a dividend.
  • Unable to calculate sustainability of dividends as Ascent Capital Group has not reported any payouts.
Future Payout to shareholders
  • Insufficient estimate data to determine if a dividend will be paid in 3 years and that it will be sustainable.
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Income/ dividend checks
We assess Ascent Capital Group's dividend by checking for:
  1. Firstly is the company paying a notable dividend (greater than 0.8%) - if not then the rest of the checks are ignored.
  2. Is current dividend yield above the bottom 25% of dividend payers? (1 check)
  3. Is current dividend yield above the top 25% of dividend payers? (1 check)
  4. Have they paid a dividend for 10 years, and during this period has the dividend been volatile (drop of more than 25%)? (1 check)
  5. If they have paid a dividend for 10 years has it increased in this time? (1 check)
  6. How sustainable is the dividend, can Ascent Capital Group afford to pay it from its earnings today and in 3 years (Payout ratio less than 90%)? (2 checks)
  7. Ascent Capital Group has a total score of 0/6, see the detailed checks below.


Full details on the Dividends part of the Simply Wall St company analysis model.

Management

 What is the CEO of Ascent Capital Group's salary, the management and board of directors tenure and is there insider trading?

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.
CEO
Bill Niles
COMPENSATION $1,269,344
AGE 54
TENURE AS CEO 1.2 years
CEO Bio

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).

CEO Compensation
  • 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:

1.7
Average Tenure
56
Average Age
  • The average tenure for the Ascent Capital Group management team is less than 2 years, this suggests a new team.
Management Team

Bill Niles

TITLE
CEO, General Counsel & Secretary
COMPENSATION
$1M
AGE
54
TENURE
1.2 yrs

Fred Graffam

TITLE
CFO & Senior VP
COMPENSATION
$912K
AGE
52
TENURE
1.7 yrs

Jeff Gardner

TITLE
Executive VP & Director
COMPENSATION
$2M
AGE
58
TENURE
3.8 yrs

Erica Bartsch

TITLE
Investor Relation Contact

Michael Meyers

TITLE
Senior Executive Advisor
COMPENSATION
$1M
AGE
61
TENURE
1.7 yrs
Board of Directors Tenure

Average tenure and age of the Ascent Capital Group board of directors in years:

10.8
Average Tenure
59
Average Age
  • 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

Bill Fitzgerald

TITLE
Chairman of the Board
COMPENSATION
$4M
AGE
61
TENURE
10.8 yrs

Jeff Gardner

TITLE
Executive VP & Director
COMPENSATION
$2M
AGE
58
TENURE
2.6 yrs

Mike Pohl

TITLE
Independent Director
COMPENSATION
$60K
AGE
66
TENURE
10.8 yrs

Phil Holthouse

TITLE
Independent Director
COMPENSATION
$60K
AGE
59
TENURE
10.8 yrs

Tom McMillin

TITLE
Independent Director
COMPENSATION
$60K
AGE
56
TENURE
1.7 yrs
Who owns this company?
Recent Insider Trading
  • No 3 month individual insider trading information.
Recent Insider Transactions
Announced Type Name Entity Role Start End Shares Max Price (€) Value (€)
10. Jul 18 Sell GAMCO Investors, Inc. Company 10. May 18 09. Jul 18 -151,444 €3.23 €-45,782
10. Jul 18 Buy GAMCO Investors, Inc. Company 14. May 18 06. Jul 18 51,383 €3.14 €4,219
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Management checks
We assess Ascent Capital Group's management by checking for:
  1. Is the CEO's compensation unreasonable compared to market cap? (1 check)
  2. Has the CEO's compensation increased more than 20% whilst the EPS is down more then 20%? (1 check)
  3. Is the average tenure of the management team less than 2 years? (1 check)
  4. Is the average tenure of the board of directors team less than 3 years? (1 check)
  5. Ascent Capital Group has a total score of 0/6, this is not included on the snowflake, see the detailed checks below.


Note: We use the top 6 management executives and board members in our calculations.

Note 2: Insider trading include any internal stakeholders and these transactions .

Full details on the Management part of the Simply Wall St company analysis model.

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Company Info

Description

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.

Details
Name: Ascent Capital Group, Inc.
28Z
Exchange: DB
Founded: 2008
$11,813,997
12,425,201
Website: http://ir.ascentcapitalgroupinc.com
Address: Ascent Capital Group, Inc.
5251 DTC Parkway,
Suite 1000,
Greenwood Village,
Colorado, 80111,
United States
Listings
Exchange Symbol Ticker Symbol Security Exchange Country Currency Listed on
NasdaqGS ASCM.A Series A Common Stock Nasdaq Global Select US USD 17. Sep 2008
DB 28Z Series A Common Stock Deutsche Boerse AG DE EUR 17. Sep 2008
OTCPK ASCM.B Series B Common Stock Pink Sheets LLC US USD 19. Nov 2008
Number of employees
Current staff
Staff numbers
1,210
Ascent Capital Group employees.
Industry
Specialized Consumer Services
Consumer Services
Company Analysis and Financial Data Status
Area Date (UTC time)
Company Analysis updated: 2019/06/26 04:03
End of day share price update: 2019/06/25 00:00
Last estimates confirmation: 2019/05/22
Last earnings filing: 2019/05/15
Last earnings reported: 2019/03/31
Last annual earnings reported: 2018/12/31


All dates and times in UTC. All financial data provided by Standard & Poor’s Capital IQ.

Unless specified all financial data is based on a yearly period but updated quarterly. This is known as Trailing Twelve Month (TTM) or Last Twelve Month (LTM) Data. Learn more here.