NasdaqGS:CHTR

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Charter Communications

Executive Summary

Charter Communications, Inc., through its subsidiaries, provides cable services to residential and commercial customers in the United States.

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Fundamentals

Moderate growth potential with questionable track record.


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Share Price & News

How has Charter Communications's share price performed over time and what events caused price changes?


Latest Share Price and Events


Market Performance


7 Day Return

0.5%

NasdaqGS:CHTR

0.2%

US Media

1.1%

US Market


1 Year Return

28.7%

NasdaqGS:CHTR

15.8%

US Media

2.1%

US Market

CHTR outperformed the Media industry which returned 17.3% over the past year.

CHTR outperformed the Market in United States of America which returned 2% over the past year.


Share holder returns

CHTRIndustryMarket
7 Day0.5%0.2%1.1%
30 Day10.1%6.8%3.7%
90 Day6.4%3.3%2.3%
1 Year28.7%28.7%17.3%15.8%4.4%2.1%
3 Year60.0%60.0%30.6%25.3%47.0%37.4%
5 Year144.7%144.7%41.3%30.2%61.6%43.8%

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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Valuation

Is Charter Communications undervalued based on future cash flows and its price relative to the stock market?

15%

Discount to future cash flow value


Intrinsic Value Based on Future Cash Flows

Charter Communications's share price is below the future cash flow value, but not at a moderate discount (< 20%).

Charter Communications's share price is below the future cash flow value, but not at a substantial discount (< 40%).


Price Based on Earnings

Charter Communications is overvalued based on earnings compared to the US Media industry average.

Charter Communications is overvalued based on earnings compared to the United States of America market.


Price Based on Expected Growth

Charter Communications is poor value based on expected growth next year.


Price Based on Value of Assets

Charter Communications is overvalued based on assets compared to the US Media industry average.


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Future Growth

How is Charter Communications expected to perform in the next 1 to 3 years based on estimates from 30 analysts?

32.6%

Forecasted annual earnings growth


Earnings and Revenue Growth Estimates


Future Annual Growth Analysis

Charter Communications's revenue is expected to grow by 3.9% yearly, however this is not considered high growth (20% yearly).

Charter Communications's earnings are expected to grow significantly at over 20% yearly.

Charter Communications's revenue growth is positive but not above the United States of America market average.

Charter Communications's earnings growth is expected to exceed the United States of America market average.

Charter Communications's earnings growth is expected to exceed the low risk savings rate of 2.7%.


Earnings per Share Growth Estimates


Future Return on Equity

Charter Communications is not expected to efficiently use shareholders’ funds in the future (Return on Equity less than 20%).


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Past Performance

How has Charter Communications performed over the past 5 years?

48.0%

Historical annual earnings growth


Earnings and Revenue History


Past Earnings Growth Analysis

Charter Communications has delivered over 20% year on year earnings growth in the past 5 years.

Charter Communications's 1-year earnings growth is negative, it can't be compared to the 5-year average.

Charter Communications's 1-year earnings growth is negative, it can't be compared to the US Media industry average.


Return on Equity

Charter Communications has not efficiently used shareholders’ funds last year (Return on Equity less than 20%).


Return on Assets

Charter Communications used its assets less efficiently than the US Media industry average last year based on Return on Assets.


Return on Capital Employed

Charter Communications has significantly improved its use of capital last year versus 3 years ago (Return on Capital Employed).


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Financial Health

How is Charter Communications's financial position?


Financial Position Analysis

Charter Communications's short term (1 year) commitments are greater than its holdings of cash and other short term assets.

Charter Communications's long term commitments exceed its cash and other short term assets.


Debt to Equity History and Analysis

Charter Communications's level of debt (170.1%) compared to net worth is high (greater than 40%).

The level of debt compared to net worth has been reduced over the past 5 years (11853.9% vs 170.1% today).

Debt is not well covered by operating cash flow (15.6%, less than 20% of total debt).

Interest payments on debt are not well covered by earnings (EBIT is 1.7x annual interest expense, ideally 3x coverage).


Balance Sheet

High level of physical assets or inventory.

Debt is not covered by short term assets, assets are 0x debt.


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Dividend

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


Dividend Yield and Payments Analysis

Unable to evaluate Charter Communications's dividend yield against the bottom 25% of dividend payers as the company has not reported any payouts.

Unable to evaluate Charter Communications's dividend against the top 25% market benchmark as the company has not reported any payouts.

Unable to perform a dividend volatility check as Charter Communications has not reported any payouts.

Unable to verify if Charter Communications's dividend has been increasing as the company has not reported any payouts.


Current Payout to Shareholders

Unable to calculate sustainability of dividends as Charter Communications has not reported any payouts.


Future Payout to Shareholders

No need to calculate the sustainability of Charter Communications's dividends in 3 years as they are not expected to pay a notable one for United States of America.


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Management

What is the CEO of Charter Communications's salary, the management and board of directors tenure and is there insider trading?

6.7yrs

Average management tenure


CEO

Tom Rutledge (65yo)

7.6yrs

Tenure

US$8,157,264

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

Tom's remuneration is about average for companies of similar size in United States of America.

Tom's compensation has been consistent with company performance over the past year, both up more than 20%.


Management Age and Tenure

6.7yrs

Average Tenure

54.5yo

Average Age

The average tenure for the Charter Communications management team is over 5 years, this suggests they are a seasoned and experienced team.


Board Age and Tenure

6.3yrs

Average Tenure

56yo

Average Age

The tenure for the Charter Communications board of directors is about average.


Insider Trading

Charter Communications individual insiders have only sold shares in the past 3 months.


Recent Insider Transactions

SellUS$389,77702 Aug 19
Craig Jacobson
EntityIndividual
Role
Member of the Board of Directors
Director
Shares1,000
Max PriceUS$389.78
SellUS$497,11107 May 19
Craig Jacobson
EntityIndividual
Role
Member of the Board of Directors
Director
Shares1,325
Max PriceUS$375.18
SellUS$1,017,15027 Feb 19
Jonathan Hargis
EntityIndividual
Shares3,000
Max PriceUS$339.05
SellUS$4,777,84111 Feb 19
John Bickham
EntityIndividual
Role
President
President & COO
Shares14,017
Max PriceUS$341.53
SellUS$345,93506 Feb 19
Kevin Howard
EntityIndividual
Role
Chief Accounting Officer
Executive VP
Shares1,012
Max PriceUS$341.83

Ownership Breakdown


Management Team

  • Chris Winfrey (43yo)

    Chief Financial Officer

    • Tenure: 8.8yrs
    • Compensation: US$2.13m
  • David Ellen (54yo)

    Senior Executive Vice President

    • Tenure: 3.3yrs
    • Compensation: US$3.24m
  • Tom Rutledge (65yo)

    Chairman & CEO

    • Tenure: 7.6yrs
    • Compensation: US$8.16m
  • John Bickham (69yo)

    President & COO

    • Tenure: 3.2yrs
    • Compensation: US$4.73m
  • Kevin Howard (49yo)

    Executive VP

    • Tenure: 13.4yrs
    • Compensation: US$1.57m
  • Alex Dudley

    Senior Vice President of Communications & Public Affairs

    • Tenure: 6.5yrs
  • Stefan Anninger

    Vice President of Investor Relations

    • Tenure: 6.7yrs
  • Richard Dykhouse (55yo)

    Executive VP

    • Tenure: 8.7yrs
    • Compensation: US$2.42m
  • Jay Carlson

    Senior VP of Information Technology & Chief Information Officer

    • Tenure: 0yrs
  • Chuck Fisher

    Executive VP of Corporate Finance & Development

    • Tenure: 6.6yrs

Board Members

  • Jay Markley (53yo)

    Director

    • Tenure: 9.8yrs
    • Compensation: US$330.44k
  • Greg Maffei (59yo)

    Director

    • Tenure: 6.3yrs
    • Compensation: US$344.96k
  • Craig Jacobson (66yo)

    Director

    • Tenure: 9.2yrs
    • Compensation: US$319.96k
  • Dave Merritt (64yo)

    Director

    • Tenure: 9.8yrs
    • Compensation: US$379.98k
  • Eric Zinterhofer (47yo)

    Lead Independent Director

    • Tenure: 3.3yrs
    • Compensation: US$514.79k
  • Tom Rutledge (65yo)

    Chairman & CEO

    • Tenure: 7.6yrs
    • Compensation: US$8.16m
  • W. Conn (50yo)

    Director

    • Tenure: 9.8yrs
    • Compensation: US$369.98k
  • Balan Nair (53yo)

    Director

    • Tenure: 6.3yrs
    • Compensation: US$299.96k
  • Steve Miron (53yo)

    Director

    • Tenure: 3.3yrs
    • Compensation: US$324.96k
  • Michael Newhouse (59yo)

    Director

    • Tenure: 3.3yrs
    • Compensation: US$339.98k

Company Information

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


Key Information

  • Name: Charter Communications, Inc.
  • Ticker: CHTR
  • Exchange: NasdaqGS
  • Founded: 1999
  • Industry: Cable and Satellite
  • Sector: Media
  • Implied Market Cap: US$106.491b
  • Market Cap: US$93.740b
  • Shares outstanding: 250.26m
  • Website: https://www.spectrum.com

Number of Employees


Location

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

Listings

TickerExchangePrimary SecuritySecurity TypeCountryCurrencyListed on
CHTR *BMV (Bolsa Mexicana de Valores)YesNew Class A Common StockMXMXNDec 2009
CHTRNasdaqGS (Nasdaq Global Select)YesNew Class A Common StockUSUSDDec 2009
CQDDB (Deutsche Boerse AG)YesNew Class A Common StockDEEURDec 2009
CHTRWBAG (Wiener Boerse AG)YesNew Class A Common StockATEURDec 2009
0HW4LSE (London Stock Exchange)YesNew Class A Common StockGBUSDDec 2009
CHCM34BOVESPA (Bolsa de Valores de Sao Paulo)BDR EACH 1 REP 0.2 COM USD0.001 CL ABRBRLMay 2019

Biography

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 ...


Company Analysis and Financial Data Status

All financial data provided by Standard & Poor's Capital IQ.
DataLast Updated (UTC time)
Company Analysis2019/09/17 01:07
End of Day Share Price2019/09/16 00:00
Earnings2019/06/30
Annual Earnings2018/12/31


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.