Charter Communications, Inc., through its subsidiaries, provides cable services to residential and commercial customers in the United States.
Solid track record with reasonable growth potential.
Share Price & News
How has Charter Communications's share price performed over time and what events caused price changes?
Latest Share Price and Events
Stable Share Price: CHTR has not had significant price volatility in the past 3 months.
7 Day Return
1 Year Return
Return vs Industry: CHTR exceeded the US Media industry which returned 19.9% over the past year.
Return vs Market: CHTR exceeded the US Market which returned 20.3% over the past year.
Price Volatility Vs. Market
How volatile is Charter Communications's share price compared to the market and industry in the last 5 years?
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Is Charter Communications 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: CHTR ($542.46) is trading below our estimate of fair value ($723.37)
Significantly Below Fair Value: CHTR is trading below fair value by more than 20%.
Price To Earnings Ratio
PE vs Industry: CHTR is poor value based on its PE Ratio (71.4x) compared to the Media industry average (14.4x).
PE vs Market: CHTR is poor value based on its PE Ratio (71.4x) compared to the US market (18.3x).
Price to Earnings Growth Ratio
PEG Ratio: CHTR is poor value based on its PEG Ratio (3x)
Price to Book Ratio
PB vs Industry: CHTR is overvalued based on its PB Ratio (3.6x) compared to the US Media industry average (1.4x).
How is Charter Communications forecast to perform in the next 1 to 3 years based on estimates from 29 analysts?
Forecasted annual earnings growth
Earnings and Revenue Growth Forecasts
Analyst Future Growth Forecasts
Earnings vs Savings Rate: CHTR's forecast earnings growth (23.6% per year) is above the savings rate (1.7%).
Earnings vs Market: CHTR's earnings (23.6% per year) are forecast to grow faster than the US market (14.2% per year).
High Growth Earnings: earnings are expected to grow significantly over the next 3 years.
Revenue vs Market: CHTR's revenue (4.5% per year) is forecast to grow slower than the US market (7.6% per year).
High Growth Revenue: CHTR's revenue (4.5% per year) is forecast to grow slower than 20% per year.
Earnings per Share Growth Forecasts
Future Return on Equity
Future ROE: CHTR's Return on Equity is forecast to be high in 3 years time (28.3%)
How has Charter Communications performed over the past 5 years?
Historical annual earnings growth
Earnings and Revenue History
Quality Earnings: CHTR has high quality earnings.
Growing Profit Margin: CHTR's current net profit margins (3.6%) are higher than last year (2.8%).
Past Earnings Growth Analysis
Earnings Trend: CHTR has become profitable over the past 5 years, growing earnings by 30.6% per year.
Accelerating Growth: CHTR's earnings growth over the past year (35.6%) exceeds its 5-year average (30.6% per year).
Earnings vs Industry: CHTR earnings growth over the past year (35.6%) exceeded the Media industry 2.4%.
Return on Equity
High ROE: CHTR's Return on Equity (5.1%) is considered low.
Return on Assets
Return on Capital Employed
How is Charter Communications's financial position?
Financial Position Analysis
Short Term Liabilities: CHTR's short term assets ($6.5B) do not cover its short term liabilities ($12.4B).
Long Term Liabilities: CHTR's short term assets ($6.5B) do not cover its long term liabilities ($97.0B).
Debt to Equity History and Analysis
Debt Level: CHTR's debt to equity ratio (203.8%) is considered high.
Reducing Debt: CHTR's debt to equity ratio has reduced from 14393.3% to 203.8% over the past 5 years.
Debt Coverage: CHTR's debt is not well covered by operating cash flow (14.9%).
Interest Coverage: CHTR's interest payments on its debt are not well covered by EBIT (1.7x coverage).
Inventory Level: CHTR has a high level of physical assets or inventory.
Debt Coverage by Assets: CHTR's debt is not covered by short term assets (assets are 0.1x debt).
What is Charter Communications's current dividend yield, its reliability and sustainability?
Dividend Yield vs Market
Current dividend yield vs market & industry
Notable Dividend: Unable to evaluate CHTR's dividend yield against the bottom 25% of dividend payers, as the company has not reported any payouts.
High Dividend: Unable to evaluate CHTR'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 CHTR's dividends per share have been stable in the past.
Growing Dividend: Insufficient data to determine if CHTR'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 CHTR's dividend in 3 years as they are not forecast to pay a notable one for the US market.
How experienced are the management team and are they aligned to shareholders interests?
Average management tenure
Tom Rutledge (65yo)
Mr. Thomas M. Rutledge, also known as Tom, has been the Chief Executive Officer of Charter Communications, Inc. since February 13, 2012 and as its Chairman of the Board since May 18, 2016. Mr. Rutledge ser ...
CEO Compensation Analysis
Compensation vs Market: Tom's total compensation ($USD8.16M) is about average for companies of similar size in the US market ($USD10.78M).
Compensation vs Earnings: Tom's compensation has been consistent with company performance over the past year.
|Chairman & CEO||8yrs||US$8.16m||0.13% $170.0m|
|President & COO||3.6yrs||US$4.73m||0.015% $18.9m|
|Chief Financial Officer||9.3yrs||US$2.13m||0.060% $77.1m|
|Executive VP||13.8yrs||US$1.57m||0.0018% $2.2m|
|Senior Executive Vice President||3.7yrs||US$3.24m||0.0011% $1.4m|
|Executive VP of Corporate Finance & Development||7yrs||no data||no data|
|Executive VP & CTO||0.4yrs||no data||no data|
|Senior VP of Information Technology & Chief Information Officer||0yrs||no data||no data|
|Vice President of Investor Relations||7.1yrs||no data||no data|
|Executive VP||9.1yrs||US$2.42m||0.0025% $3.2m|
Experienced Management: CHTR's management team is seasoned and experienced (7.1 years average tenure).
|Chairman & CEO||8yrs||US$8.16m||0.13% $170.0m|
|Independent Director||10.3yrs||US$330.44k||0.0069% $8.8m|
|Independent Director||6.8yrs||US$344.96k||0.0018% $2.3m|
|Independent Director||9.6yrs||US$319.96k||0.0050% $6.4m|
|Independent Director||10.2yrs||US$379.98k||0.0044% $5.6m|
|Lead Independent Director||3.8yrs||US$514.79k||0.0082% $10.4m|
|Independent Director||10.3yrs||US$369.98k||0.0022% $2.8m|
|Independent Director||6.8yrs||US$299.96k||0.0033% $4.2m|
|Independent Director||3.8yrs||US$324.96k||0.0024% $3.0m|
|Independent Director||3.8yrs||US$339.98k||0.0010% $1.3m|
Experienced Board: CHTR's board of directors are considered experienced (6.8 years average tenure).
Who are the major shareholders and have insiders been buying or selling?
Insider Trading Volume
Insider Buying: CHTR insiders have only sold shares in the past 3 months.
Recent Insider Transactions
Dilution of Shares: Shareholders have not been meaningfully diluted in the past year.
Charter Communications, Inc.'s company bio, employee growth, exchange listings and data sources
- Name: Charter Communications, Inc.
- Ticker: CHTR
- Exchange: NasdaqGS
- Founded: 1993
- Industry: Cable and Satellite
- Sector: Media
- Implied Market Cap: US$127.524b
- Market Cap: US$113.904b
- Shares outstanding: 237.21m
- Website: https://corporate.charter.com
Number of Employees
- Charter Communications, Inc.
- 400 Atlantic Street
- United States
|Ticker||Exchange||Primary Security||Security Type||Country||Currency||Listed on|
|CHTR *||BMV (Bolsa Mexicana de Valores)||Yes||New Class A Common Stock||MX||MXN||Dec 2009|
|CHTR||NasdaqGS (Nasdaq Global Select)||Yes||New Class A Common Stock||US||USD||Dec 2009|
|CQD||DB (Deutsche Boerse AG)||Yes||New Class A Common Stock||DE||EUR||Dec 2009|
|CHTR||WBAG (Wiener Boerse AG)||Yes||New Class A Common Stock||AT||EUR||Dec 2009|
|CQD||ETLX (Eurotlx)||Yes||New Class A Common Stock||IT||EUR||Dec 2009|
|0HW4||LSE (London Stock Exchange)||Yes||New Class A Common Stock||GB||USD||Dec 2009|
|CHCM34||BOVESPA (Bolsa de Valores de Sao Paulo)||BDR EACH 1 REP 0.2 COM USD0.001 CL A||BR||BRL||May 2019|
Charter Communications, Inc., through its subsidiaries, provides cable services to residential and commercial customers in the United States. It offers subscription-based video services, including video on demand, high definition television, digital video recorder, pay-per-view, and spectrum mobile and spectrum guide services, as well as ad-supported free online video products. The company also provides Internet services, such as security suite that protects computers from viruses and spyware; in-home WiFi, which provides customers with high performance wireless routers to enhance their in-home wireless Internet experience; out-of-home WiFi; and Spectrum WiFi. In addition, it offers voice communications services using voice over Internet protocol technology; and broadband communications solutions, such as Internet access, data networking, fiber connectivity, video entertainment, and business telephone services to cellular towers and office buildings for business and carrier organizations. Further, the company provides video programming, static IP and business WiFi, email and security, and multi-line telephone services, as well as Web-based service management; sells local advertising across various platforms for networks, such as MTV, CNN, and ESPN; Audience App for optimizes linear inventory; and sells video and online advertising inventory to local, regional, and national advertising customers. Additionally, it offers communications products and managed service solutions; data connectivity services to mobile and wireline carriers on a wholesale basis; and owns and operates regional sports networks and local sports, news, and community channels. As of December 31, 2019, the company served approximately 29.2 million residential and small and medium business customers. Charter Communications, Inc. was founded in 1993 and is based in Stamford, Connecticut.
Company Analysis and Financial Data Status
|Data||Last Updated (UTC time)|
|Company Analysis||2020/02/20 01:20|
|End of Day Share Price||2020/02/19 00:00|
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