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CHTR

Charter CommunicationsNasdaqGS:CHTR Stock Report

Last Price

US$569.69

Market Cap

US$116.2b

7D

-6.3%

1Y

-11.9%

Updated

21 Jan, 2022

Data

Company Financials +
CHTR fundamental analysis
Snowflake Score
Valuation2/6
Future Growth3/6
Past Performance3/6
Financial Health0/6
Dividends0/6

CHTR Stock Overview

Charter Communications, Inc. operates as a broadband connectivity and cable operator company serving residential and commercial customers in the United States.

Charter Communications Competitors

Comcast

NasdaqGS:CMCS.A

US$227.2b

DISH Network

NasdaqGS:DISH

US$16.8b

Cable One

NYSE:CABO

US$9.2b

WideOpenWest

NYSE:WOW

US$1.6b

Price History & Performance

Summary of all time highs, changes and price drops for Charter Communications
Historical stock prices
Current Share PriceUS$569.69
52 Week HighUS$825.62
52 Week LowUS$568.82
Beta0.94
1 Month Change-10.96%
3 Month Change-22.06%
1 Year Change-11.91%
3 Year Change95.49%
5 Year Change76.08%
Change since IPO1,460.95%

Recent News & Updates

Jan 18
There's Been No Shortage Of Growth Recently For Charter Communications' (NASDAQ:CHTR) Returns On Capital

There's Been No Shortage Of Growth Recently For Charter Communications' (NASDAQ:CHTR) Returns On Capital

What are the early trends we should look for to identify a stock that could multiply in value over the long term? In a...

Jan 09

Charter: Interesting Opportunity Despite Uncertainty

An assessment of the competitive threats to cable (fiber and 5G). Even with increased fiber overbuilds across Charter's footprint (from 2017 to 2020), Charter has been able to steadily increase penetration. Video is now a relatively small EBITDA generator for Charter, reducing the impact as customers inevitably drop the service.  Mobile could potentially replace video's value in Charter's bundle. Continued steady passing growth and modestly increased penetration could lead to ~20% IRR over 5 years.

Jan 03
At US$652, Is It Time To Put Charter Communications, Inc. (NASDAQ:CHTR) On Your Watch List?

At US$652, Is It Time To Put Charter Communications, Inc. (NASDAQ:CHTR) On Your Watch List?

Today we're going to take a look at the well-established Charter Communications, Inc. ( NASDAQ:CHTR ). The company's...

Dec 10

Charter: Shares Down 10% After Over-Reaction To Conference Comments

Charter stock has fallen 9.9% in 4 days in reaction to comments at this week's investor conferences and is now 25.9% down from its peak. Negative comments included peers Comcast and Altice USA cutting their 2021 outlook, and T-Mobile exceeding its 2021 fixed wireless target. However, we believe the main driver for decelerating Cable broadband net adds this year is the unwinding of COVID-19's boost to demand. Charter maintained it is gaining market share even where there is fiber or fixed wireless competition; there was good news on Mobile and costs. With shares at $611.97, we expect a total return of 125% (30.3% annualized) by 2024 year-end, in just over 3 years. Buy.

Dec 05
An Intrinsic Calculation For Charter Communications, Inc. (NASDAQ:CHTR) Suggests It's 40% Undervalued

An Intrinsic Calculation For Charter Communications, Inc. (NASDAQ:CHTR) Suggests It's 40% Undervalued

Today we'll do a simple run through of a valuation method used to estimate the attractiveness of Charter...

Shareholder Returns

CHTRUS MediaUS Market
7D-6.3%-6.2%-6.1%
1Y-11.9%-3.3%4.2%

Return vs Industry: CHTR underperformed the US Media industry which returned -2.5% over the past year.

Return vs Market: CHTR underperformed the US Market which returned 6.6% over the past year.

Price Volatility

Is CHTR's price volatile compared to industry and market?
CHTR volatility
CHTR Average Weekly Movement4.0%
Media Industry Average Movement8.5%
Market Average Movement6.7%
10% most volatile stocks in US Market15.6%
10% least volatile stocks in US Market2.4%

Stable Share Price: CHTR is less volatile than 75% of US stocks over the past 3 months, typically moving +/- 4% a week.

Volatility Over Time: CHTR's weekly volatility (4%) has been stable over the past year.

About the Company

FoundedEmployeesCEOWebsite
199396,100Tom Rutledgehttps://corporate.charter.com

Charter Communications, Inc. operates as a broadband connectivity and cable operator company serving residential and commercial customers in the United States. The company 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 services, as well as video services. It also 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.

Charter Communications Fundamentals Summary

How do Charter Communications's earnings and revenue compare to its market cap?
CHTR fundamental statistics
Market CapUS$116.23b
Earnings (TTM)US$4.29b
Revenue (TTM)US$51.09b

27.1x

P/E Ratio

2.3x

P/S Ratio

Earnings & Revenue

Key profitability statistics from the latest earnings report
CHTR income statement (TTM)
RevenueUS$51.09b
Cost of RevenueUS$28.21b
Gross ProfitUS$22.88b
ExpensesUS$18.59b
EarningsUS$4.29b

Last Reported Earnings

Sep 30, 2021

Next Earnings Date

Jan 28, 2022

Earnings per share (EPS)21.04
Gross Margin44.78%
Net Profit Margin8.40%
Debt/Equity Ratio410.5%

How did CHTR perform over the long term?

See historical performance and comparison

Valuation

Is Charter Communications 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: CHTR ($569.69) is trading below our estimate of fair value ($1250.38)

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 (27.1x) compared to the US Media industry average (12.8x).

PE vs Market: CHTR is poor value based on its PE Ratio (27.1x) compared to the US market (16.7x).


Price to Earnings Growth Ratio

PEG Ratio: CHTR is poor value based on its PEG Ratio (1.7x)


Price to Book Ratio

PB vs Industry: CHTR is overvalued based on its PB Ratio (6.8x) compared to the US Media industry average (1.9x).


Future Growth

How is Charter Communications forecast to perform in the next 1 to 3 years based on estimates from 25 analysts?

15.9%

Forecasted annual earnings growth


Earnings and Revenue Growth Forecasts


Analyst Future Growth Forecasts

Earnings vs Savings Rate: CHTR's forecast earnings growth (15.9% per year) is above the savings rate (2%).

Earnings vs Market: CHTR's earnings (15.9% per year) are forecast to grow faster than the US market (13.1% per year).

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

Revenue vs Market: CHTR's revenue (4.2% per year) is forecast to grow slower than the US market (9.2% per year).

High Growth Revenue: CHTR's revenue (4.2% 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 very high in 3 years time (114.4%).


Past Performance

How has Charter Communications performed over the past 5 years?

-9.7%

Historical annual earnings growth


Earnings and Revenue History

Quality Earnings: CHTR has high quality earnings.

Growing Profit Margin: CHTR's current net profit margins (8.4%) are higher than last year (5.7%).


Past Earnings Growth Analysis

Earnings Trend: CHTR's earnings have declined by 9.7% per year over the past 5 years.

Accelerating Growth: CHTR's earnings growth over the past year (59.5%) exceeds its 5-year average (-9.7% per year).

Earnings vs Industry: CHTR earnings growth over the past year (59.5%) underperformed the Media industry 74.7%.


Return on Equity

High ROE: Whilst CHTR's Return on Equity (22.7%) is high, this metric is skewed due to their high level of debt.


Financial Health

How is Charter Communications's financial position?


Financial Position Analysis

Short Term Liabilities: CHTR's short term assets ($3.5B) do not cover its short term liabilities ($12.2B).

Long Term Liabilities: CHTR's short term assets ($3.5B) do not cover its long term liabilities ($108.7B).


Debt to Equity History and Analysis

Debt Level: CHTR's net debt to equity ratio (408.4%) is considered high.

Reducing Debt: CHTR's debt to equity ratio has increased from 121.4% to 410.5% over the past 5 years.

Debt Coverage: CHTR's debt is not well covered by operating cash flow (18.3%).

Interest Coverage: CHTR's interest payments on its debt are not well covered by EBIT (2.7x coverage).


Balance Sheet


Dividend

What is Charter Communications's current dividend yield, its reliability and sustainability?


Dividend Yield vs Market

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

High Dividend: Unable to evaluate CHTR'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 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.


Next Steps

Management

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

5.6yrs

Average management tenure


CEO

Tom Rutledge (67 yo)

9.92yrs

Tenure

US$38,846,705

Compensation

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 ($USD38.85M) is above average for companies of similar size in the US market ($USD11.42M).

Compensation vs Earnings: Tom's compensation has increased by more than 20% in the past year.


Leadership Team

Experienced Management: CHTR's management team is seasoned and experienced (5.6 years average tenure).


Board Members

Experienced Board: CHTR's board of directors are considered experienced (9.3 years average tenure).


Ownership

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

Ownership Breakdown

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


Top Shareholders

Company Information

Charter Communications, Inc.'s employee growth, exchange listings and data sources


Key Information

  • Name: Charter Communications, Inc.
  • Ticker: CHTR
  • Exchange: NasdaqGS
  • Founded: 1993
  • Industry: Cable and Satellite
  • Sector: Media
  • Implied Market Cap: US$116.235b
  • Market Cap: US$102.140b
  • Shares outstanding: 203.92m
  • Website: https://corporate.charter.com

Number of Employees


Location

  • Charter Communications, Inc.
  • 400 Atlantic Street
  • Stamford
  • Connecticut
  • 6901
  • United States

Listings


Company Analysis and Financial Data Status

All financial data provided by Standard & Poor's Capital IQ.
DataLast Updated (UTC time)
Company Analysis2022/01/21 23:33
End of Day Share Price2022/01/21 00:00
Earnings2021/09/30
Annual Earnings2020/12/31


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.