CommScope Holding Company, Inc. provides infrastructure solutions for communications and entertainment networks worldwide.
Fair value with concerning outlook.
Share Price & News
How has CommScope Holding Company's share price performed over time and what events caused price changes?
Latest Share Price and Events
Stable Share Price: CM9's share price has been volatile over the past 3 months.
7 Day Return
1 Year Return
Return vs Industry: CM9 underperformed the German Communications industry which returned -42.5% over the past year.
Return vs Market: CM9 underperformed the German Market which returned -20.4% over the past year.
Price Volatility Vs. Market
How volatile is CommScope Holding Company's share price compared to the market and industry in the last 5 years?
Simply Wall St News
No news available
Is CommScope Holding Company undervalued compared to its fair value and its price relative to the market?
Undervalued compared to fair value
Share Price vs. Fair Value
Below Fair Value: CM9 (€8) is trading below our estimate of fair value (€37.41)
Significantly Below Fair Value: CM9 is trading below fair value by more than 20%.
Price To Earnings Ratio
PE vs Industry: CM9 is unprofitable, so we can't compare its PE Ratio to the Communications industry average.
PE vs Market: CM9 is unprofitable, so we can't compare its PE Ratio to the German market.
Price to Earnings Growth Ratio
PEG Ratio: Insufficient data to calculate CM9's PEG Ratio to determine if it is good value.
Price to Book Ratio
PB vs Industry: CM9 is good value based on its PB Ratio (2x) compared to the DE Communications industry average (2.3x).
How is CommScope Holding Company forecast to perform in the next 1 to 3 years based on estimates from 13 analysts?
Forecasted annual earnings growth
Earnings and Revenue Growth Forecasts
Analyst Future Growth Forecasts
Earnings vs Savings Rate: CM9 is forecast to remain unprofitable over the next 3 years.
Earnings vs Market: CM9 is forecast to remain unprofitable over the next 3 years.
High Growth Earnings: CM9 is forecast to remain unprofitable over the next 3 years.
Revenue vs Market: CM9's revenue (3.5% per year) is forecast to grow slower than the German market (4% per year).
High Growth Revenue: CM9's revenue (3.5% per year) is forecast to grow slower than 20% per year.
Earnings per Share Growth Forecasts
Future Return on Equity
Future ROE: CM9's Return on Equity is forecast to be very high in 3 years time (55.1%).
How has CommScope Holding Company performed over the past 5 years?
Historical annual earnings growth
Earnings and Revenue History
Quality Earnings: CM9 is currently unprofitable.
Growing Profit Margin: CM9 is currently unprofitable.
Past Earnings Growth Analysis
Earnings Trend: CM9 is unprofitable, and losses have increased over the past 5 years at a rate of -42% per year.
Accelerating Growth: Unable to compare CM9's earnings growth over the past year to its 5-year average as it is currently unprofitable
Earnings vs Industry: CM9 is unprofitable, making it difficult to compare its past year earnings growth to the Communications industry (21.9%).
Return on Equity
High ROE: CM9 has a negative Return on Equity (-50.62%), as it is currently unprofitable.
How is CommScope Holding Company's financial position?
Financial Position Analysis
Short Term Liabilities: CM9's short term assets ($3.5B) exceed its short term liabilities ($2.0B).
Long Term Liabilities: CM9's short term assets ($3.5B) do not cover its long term liabilities ($10.6B).
Debt to Equity History and Analysis
Debt Level: CM9's debt to equity ratio (536.3%) is considered high.
Reducing Debt: CM9's debt to equity ratio has increased from 204.1% to 536.3% over the past 5 years.
Inventory Level: CM9 has a low level of unsold assets or inventory.
Debt Coverage by Assets: CM9's debt is not covered by short term assets (assets are 0.4x debt).
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.
Stable Cash Runway: CM9 has been profitable on average in the past, therefore cash runway is not a concern.
Forecast Cash Runway: CM9 has been profitable on average in the past, therefore cash runway is not a concern.
What is CommScope Holding Company's current dividend yield, its reliability and sustainability?
Dividend Yield vs Market
Notable Dividend: Unable to evaluate CM9's dividend yield against the bottom 25% of dividend payers, as the company has not reported any payouts.
High Dividend: Unable to evaluate CM9's dividend yield against the top 25% of dividend payers, as the company has not reported any payouts.
Stability and Growth of Payments
Stable Dividend: Insufficient data to determine if CM9's dividends per share have been stable in the past.
Growing Dividend: Insufficient data to determine if CM9's dividend payments have been increasing.
Current Payout to Shareholders
Dividend Coverage: Insufficient data to calculate payout ratio to determine if its dividend payments are covered by earnings.
Future Payout to Shareholders
Future Dividend Coverage: No need to calculate the sustainability of CM9's dividend in 3 years as they are not forecast to pay a notable one for the German market.
How experienced are the management team and are they aligned to shareholders interests?
Average management tenure
Eddie Edwards (70yo)
Mr. Marvin S. Edwards, also known as Eddie, Jr., has been the Chief Executive Officer of CommScope Inc. and CommScope Holding Company, Inc. since January 14, 2011 and its President since January 1, 2010. M ...
CEO Compensation Analysis
Compensation vs Market: Eddie's total compensation ($USD13.99M) is above average for companies of similar size in the German market ($USD1.96M).
Compensation vs Earnings: Eddie's compensation has increased whilst the company is unprofitable.
|Executive VP & CFO||2yrs||US$3.75m||0.030% $490.4k|
|Executive VP & CTO||1yr||US$2.76m||0.022% $357.5k|
|Senior VP||20.25yrs||US$2.63m||0.054% $868.2k|
|Senior VP & Chief Human Resources Officer||4.25yrs||US$1.96m||0.013% $212.1k|
|Senior Vice President of Global Operations||0.17yr||no data||no data|
|Senior VP & Chief Accounting Officer||1.58yrs||no data||0.0042% $68.5k|
|Senior VP & Chief Information Officer||1.25yrs||no data||no data|
|Vice President of Investor Relations||no data||no data||no data|
|Chief Sales Officer of Global Sales||no data||US$2.12m||0.014% $234.6k|
Experienced Management: CM9's management team is not considered experienced ( 1.8 years average tenure), which suggests a new team.
|Independent Director||1yr||US$269.15k||0.00031% $5.0k|
|Chairman of the Board||9.25yrs||US$2.76m||1.3% $21.0m|
|Independent Director||9.25yrs||US$288.60k||0.036% $577.0k|
|Independent Director||9.25yrs||US$288.60k||0.010% $164.0k|
|Independent Director||6.25yrs||US$283.60k||0.014% $231.0k|
|Lead Independent Director||2.42yrs||US$318.60k||0.049% $798.6k|
|Independent Director||4.25yrs||US$283.60k||0.0085% $137.0k|
|Independent Director||5.58yrs||US$283.60k||0.010% $165.9k|
|Independent Director||6.5yrs||US$298.60k||0.023% $371.2k|
Experienced Board: CM9's board of directors are considered experienced (6.4 years average tenure).
Who are the major shareholders and have insiders been buying or selling?
Insider Trading Volume
Insider Buying: CM9 insiders have bought more shares than they have sold in the past 3 months.
Recent Insider Transactions
Dilution of Shares: Shareholders have not been meaningfully diluted in the past year.
CommScope Holding Company, Inc.'s company bio, employee growth, exchange listings and data sources
- Name: CommScope Holding Company, Inc.
- Ticker: CM9
- Exchange: DB
- Founded: 1976
- Industry: Communications Equipment
- Sector: Tech
- Market Cap: US$1.779b
- Listing Market Cap: US$1.619b
- Shares outstanding: 195.28m
- Website: https://www.commscope.com
Number of Employees
- CommScope Holding Company, Inc.
- 1100 CommScope Place, SE
- North Carolina
- United States
|Ticker||Exchange||Primary Security||Security Type||Country||Currency||Listed on|
|COMM||NasdaqGS (Nasdaq Global Select)||Yes||Common Stock||US||USD||Oct 2013|
|CM9||DB (Deutsche Boerse AG)||Yes||Common Stock||DE||EUR||Oct 2013|
CommScope Holding Company, Inc. provides infrastructure solutions for communications and entertainment networks worldwide. The company’s Connectivity segment offers fiber optic, copper cable, and connectivity solutions for use in data centers, business enterprises, telecommunications, cable television, and residential broadband networks. Its Mobility segment provides building blocks for cellular base station sites and related connectivity; indoor, small cell, and distributed antenna wireless systems; and wireless network backhaul planning and optimization solutions. The company’s Customer Premises Equipment segment provides subscriber-based solutions that support broadband and video applications connecting cable, telecommunications, and satellite service providers. This segment offers devices that provide residential connectivity to service provider’s network, such as digital subscriber line, cable modems, and telephony and data gateways that incorporate routing and Wi-Fi functionality. It also provides set top boxes that support cable, satellite, and IPTV content delivery, as well as digital video recorders, high definition set top boxes, and hybrid set top devices. Its Network & Cloud Segment offers cable modem termination systems, video infrastructure, distribution and transmission equipment, and cloud solutions that enable facility-based service providers to construct residential and metro distribution network. The company’s Ruckus segment provides converged wired and wireless networks for enterprises and service providers. This segment offers indoor and outdoor Wi-Fi and LTE access points, access, and aggregation switches; IoT suite, and on-premises and cloud-based control and management systems; and software and software-as-a-service applications for security, location, reporting, and analytics. The company was formerly known as Cedar I Holding Company, Inc. CommScope Holding Company, Inc. was founded in 1976 and is headquartered in Hickory, North Carolina.
Company Analysis and Financial Data Status
|Data||Last Updated (UTC time)|
|Company Analysis||2020/04/01 23:32|
|End of Day Share Price||2020/04/01 00:00|
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