NasdaqGS:AMCX

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Executive Summary

AMC Networks Inc. owns and operates various cable television’s brands delivering content to audiences, and a platform to distributors and advertisers in the United States and internationally.


Snowflake Analysis

Undervalued with mediocre balance sheet.


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Share Price & News

How has AMC Networks's share price performed over time and what events caused price changes?


Latest Share Price and Events

Stable Share Price: AMCX's share price has been volatile over the past 3 months.


Market Performance


7 Day Return

16.8%

AMCX

5.1%

US Media

1.5%

US Market


1 Year Return

-53.6%

AMCX

-5.3%

US Media

8.7%

US Market

Return vs Industry: AMCX underperformed the US Media industry which returned -8.7% over the past year.

Return vs Market: AMCX underperformed the US Market which returned 6.9% over the past year.


Shareholder returns

AMCXIndustryMarket
7 Day16.8%5.1%1.5%
30 Day-12.8%3.0%5.8%
90 Day10.3%14.2%18.4%
1 Year-53.6%-53.6%-3.8%-5.3%11.1%8.7%
3 Year-56.6%-56.6%5.2%0.8%36.9%28.0%
5 Year-69.9%-69.9%30.5%21.2%66.8%48.7%

Price Volatility Vs. Market

How volatile is AMC Networks's share price compared to the market and industry in the last 5 years?


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Valuation

Is AMC Networks undervalued compared to its fair value and its price relative to the market?

>50%

Undervalued compared to fair value


Share Price vs. Fair Value

Below Fair Value: AMCX ($25.6) is trading below our estimate of fair value ($53.44)

Significantly Below Fair Value: AMCX is trading below fair value by more than 20%.


Price To Earnings Ratio

PE vs Industry: AMCX is good value based on its PE Ratio (4.7x) compared to the US Media industry average (11.2x).

PE vs Market: AMCX is good value based on its PE Ratio (4.7x) compared to the US market (16.4x).


Price to Earnings Growth Ratio

PEG Ratio: AMCX is good value based on its PEG Ratio (0.7x)


Price to Book Ratio

PB vs Industry: AMCX is overvalued based on its PB Ratio (2.2x) compared to the US Media industry average (1.5x).


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Future Growth

How is AMC Networks forecast to perform in the next 1 to 3 years based on estimates from 16 analysts?

6.3%

Forecasted annual earnings growth


Earnings and Revenue Growth Forecasts


Analyst Future Growth Forecasts

Earnings vs Savings Rate: AMCX's forecast earnings growth (6.3% per year) is above the savings rate (2.2%).

Earnings vs Market: AMCX's earnings (6.3% per year) are forecast to grow slower than the US market (22.4% per year).

High Growth Earnings: AMCX's earnings are forecast to grow, but not significantly.

Revenue vs Market: AMCX's revenue (2.3% per year) is forecast to grow slower than the US market (9.2% per year).

High Growth Revenue: AMCX's revenue (2.3% per year) is forecast to grow slower than 20% per year.


Earnings per Share Growth Forecasts


Future Return on Equity

Future ROE: AMCX's Return on Equity is forecast to be high in 3 years time (22.1%)


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Past Performance

How has AMC Networks performed over the past 5 years?

6.2%

Historical annual earnings growth


Earnings and Revenue History

Quality Earnings: AMCX has a large one-off loss of $213.8M impacting its March 31 2020 financial results.

Growing Profit Margin: AMCX's current net profit margins (10.2%) are lower than last year (14.4%).


Past Earnings Growth Analysis

Earnings Trend: AMCX's earnings have grown by 6.2% per year over the past 5 years.

Accelerating Growth: AMCX's has had negative earnings growth over the past year, so it can't be compared to its 5-year average.

Earnings vs Industry: AMCX had negative earnings growth (-29.4%) over the past year, making it difficult to compare to the Media industry average (6.6%).


Return on Equity

High ROE: Whilst AMCX's Return on Equity (34.87%) is high, this metric is skewed due to their high level of debt.


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Financial Health

How is AMC Networks's financial position?


Financial Position Analysis

Short Term Liabilities: AMCX's short term assets ($1.7B) exceed its short term liabilities ($804.8M).

Long Term Liabilities: AMCX's short term assets ($1.7B) do not cover its long term liabilities ($3.6B).


Debt to Equity History and Analysis

Debt Level: AMCX's debt to equity ratio (305%) is considered high.

Reducing Debt: AMCX had negative shareholder equity 5 years ago, but is now positive and has therefore improved.

Debt Coverage: AMCX's debt is not well covered by operating cash flow (17.6%).

Interest Coverage: AMCX's interest payments on its debt are well covered by EBIT (5.7x coverage).


Balance Sheet


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Dividend

What is AMC Networks's current dividend yield, its reliability and sustainability?


Dividend Yield vs Market

Notable Dividend: Unable to evaluate AMCX's dividend yield against the bottom 25% of dividend payers, as the company has not reported any recent payouts.

High Dividend: Unable to evaluate AMCX's dividend yield against the top 25% of dividend payers, as the company has not reported any recent payouts.


Stability and Growth of Payments

Stable Dividend: Insufficient data to determine if AMCX's dividends per share have been stable in the past.

Growing Dividend: Insufficient data to determine if AMCX'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 AMCX's dividend in 3 years as they are not forecast to pay a notable one for the US market.


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Management

How experienced are the management team and are they aligned to shareholders interests?

6.5yrs

Average management tenure


CEO

Josh Sapan (69yo)

9.33yrs

Tenure

US$20,196,317

Compensation

Mr. Joshua W. Sapan has been President and Chief Executive Officer of AMC Networks Inc. (“AMC”) since March 09, 2011. He is lauded by Fast Company magazine as one of the “100 Most Creative People in Busine ...


CEO Compensation Analysis

Compensation vs Market: Josh's total compensation ($USD20.20M) is above average for companies of similar size in the US market ($USD4.72M).

Compensation vs Earnings: Josh's compensation has been consistent with company performance over the past year.


Leadership Team

NamePositionTenureCompensationOwnership
Charles Dolan
Executive Chairman of the Board9.08yrsUS$2.75m9.56% $127.3m
Joshua Sapan
President & CEO9.33yrsUS$20.20m0.88% $11.7m
Sean Sullivan
Executive VP & CFO9.08yrsUS$5.10m0.13% $1.7m
Edward Carroll
Chief Operating Officer11.5yrsUS$8.41m0.21% $2.8m
James Gallagher
Executive VP & General Counsel9.08yrsUS$3.16m0.059% $786.0k
Christian Wymbs
Chief Accounting Officer & Executive VP3.92yrsno data0.011% $140.7k
David Hunter
Senior VP & Chief Information Officer2.5yrsno datano data
Seth Zaslow
Senior Vice President of Investor Relationsno datano datano data
Anne Kelly
Senior VP of Corporateno datano datano data
Linda Schupack
President of Marketing - AMC Network Entertainment Group0.50yrno datano data
Mark Juris
President & GM of We TV0.67yrno datano data
Joshua Berger
Senior Vice President of Media Managementno datano datano data

6.5yrs

Average Tenure

59yo

Average Age

Experienced Management: AMCX's management team is seasoned and experienced (6.5 years average tenure).


Board Members

NamePositionTenureCompensationOwnership
Charles Dolan
Executive Chairman of the Board9.08yrsUS$2.75m9.56% $127.3m
James Dolan
Director9.33yrsUS$214.80k4.07% $54.3m
Thomas Dolan
Director9.08yrsUS$214.80k3.72% $49.5m
Patrick Dolan
Director9.08yrsUS$214.80k2.8% $37.3m
Leonard Tow
Independent Director9.08yrsUS$269.80k0.015% $203.4k
Carl Vogel
Independent Director7.08yrsUS$250.30kno data
Vincent Tese
Independent Director4.08yrsUS$234.30kno data
William Bell
Director9.08yrsUS$214.80k0.000060% $799.3
David Van Zandt
Independent Director5.08yrsUS$230.30kno data
Brian Sweeney
Director9.08yrsUS$214.80k1.28% $17.1m
Marianne E. Weber
Director9.08yrsUS$208.80k3.38% $45.0m
Kristin Dolan
Director9.08yrsUS$212.80k0.013% $175.3k

9.1yrs

Average Tenure

67.5yo

Average Age

Experienced Board: AMCX's board of directors are considered experienced (9.1 years average tenure).


Ownership

Who are the major shareholders and have insiders been buying or selling?


Insider Trading Volume

Insider Buying: Insufficient data to determine if insiders have bought more shares than they have sold in the past 3 months.


Ownership Breakdown

Dilution of Shares: Shareholders have not been meaningfully diluted in the past year.


Top Shareholders

Company Information

AMC Networks Inc.'s company bio, employee growth, exchange listings and data sources


Key Information

  • Name: AMC Networks Inc.
  • Ticker: AMCX
  • Exchange: NasdaqGS
  • Founded: 1980
  • Industry: Broadcasting
  • Sector: Media
  • Market Cap: US$1.332b
  • Shares outstanding: 52.04m
  • Website: https://www.amcnetworks.com

Number of Employees


Location

  • AMC Networks Inc.
  • 11 Penn Plaza
  • New York
  • New York
  • 10001
  • United States

Listings

TickerExchangePrimary SecuritySecurity TypeCountryCurrencyListed on
AMCXNasdaqGS (Nasdaq Global Select)YesNew Class A Common StockUSUSDJun 2011
9ACDB (Deutsche Boerse AG)YesNew Class A Common StockDEEURJun 2011

Biography

AMC Networks Inc. owns and operates various cable television’s brands delivering content to audiences, and a platform to distributors and advertisers in the United States and internationally. The company operates in two segments, National Networks; and International and Other. The National Networks segment operates five distributed entertainment programming networks under the AMC, WE tv, BBC AMERICA, IFC, and SundanceTV names in high definition and standard definition formats. This segment distributes its networks in the United States through cable and other multichannel video programming distribution platforms, such as direct broadcast satellite and platforms operated by telecommunications providers. The International and Other segment delivers entertaining and acclaimed programming services for subscribers in approximately 130 countries and territories. This segment also operates in independent film distribution business that distributes films across various media platforms, including theaters, cable/satellite video on demand, cable network television, streaming/downloading to internet-connected screens, and DVDs. The company also provides subscription streaming and talent management services. AMC Networks Inc. was founded in 1980 and is headquartered in New York, New York. 


Company Analysis and Financial Data Status

All financial data provided by Standard & Poor's Capital IQ.
DataLast Updated (UTC time)
Company Analysis2020/07/15 23:50
End of Day Share Price2020/07/15 00:00
Earnings2020/03/31
Annual Earnings2019/12/31


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.