CMCS

ComcastNasdaqGS:CMCS.A Stock Report

Market Cap

US$262.1b

7D

-3.7%

1Y

26.2%

Updated

19 Sep, 2021

Data

Company Financials +
CMCS.A fundamental analysis
Snowflake Score
Valuation2/6
Future Growth1/6
Past Performance4/6
Financial Health2/6
Dividends4/6

CMCS.A Overview

Comcast Corporation operates as a media and technology company worldwide.

Comcast Competitors

Charter Communications

NasdaqGS:CHTR

US$159.2b

DISH Network

NasdaqGS:DISH

US$22.4b

Cable One

NYSE:CABO

US$11.9b

Altice USA

NYSE:ATUS

US$11.7b

Price History & Performance

Summary of all time highs, changes and price drops for Comcast
Historical stock prices
Current Share PriceUS$57.11
52 Week HighUS$40.97
52 Week LowUS$61.80
Beta1.04
1 Month Change-3.87%
3 Month Change-0.30%
1 Year Change26.18%
3 Year Change50.69%
5 Year Change70.10%
Change since IPO1,929.26%

Recent News & Updates

Sep 17
Here's Why Comcast (NASDAQ:CMCS.A) Has A Meaningful Debt Burden

Here's Why Comcast (NASDAQ:CMCS.A) Has A Meaningful Debt Burden

Howard Marks put it nicely when he said that, rather than worrying about share price volatility, 'The possibility of...

Sep 04
Is There An Opportunity With Comcast Corporation's (NASDAQ:CMCS.A) 39% Undervaluation?

Is There An Opportunity With Comcast Corporation's (NASDAQ:CMCS.A) 39% Undervaluation?

In this article we are going to estimate the intrinsic value of Comcast Corporation ( NASDAQ:CMCS.A ) by taking the...

Shareholder Returns

CMCS.AUS MediaUS Market
7D-3.7%-1.8%-0.6%
1Y26.2%29.9%33.8%

Return vs Industry: CMCS.A underperformed the US Media industry which returned 29.9% over the past year.

Return vs Market: CMCS.A underperformed the US Market which returned 33.8% over the past year.

Price Volatility

Is CMCS.A's price volatile compared to industry and market?
CMCS.A volatility
CMCS.A Beta1.04
Industry Beta1.15
Market Beta1

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

Volatility Over Time: CMCS.A's weekly volatility (3%) has been stable over the past year.

About the Company

FoundedEmployeesCEOWebsite
1963168,000Brian Robertshttps://corporate.comcast.com

Comcast Corporation operates as a media and technology company worldwide. It operates through Cable Communications, Cable Networks, Broadcast Television, Filmed Entertainment, Theme Parks, and Sky segments. The Cable Communications segment offers cable services, including high-speed Internet, video, voice, wireless, and security and automation services to residential and business customers under the Xfinity brand, as well as sells advertising.

Comcast Fundamentals Summary

How do Comcast's earnings and revenue compare to its market cap?
CMCS.A fundamental statistics
Market CapUS$262.12b
Earnings (TTM)US$12.47b
Revenue (TTM)US$108.99b

21.0x

P/E Ratio

2.4x

P/S Ratio

Earnings & Revenue

Key profitability statistics from the latest earnings report
CMCS.A income statement (TTM)
RevenueUS$108.99b
Cost of RevenueUS$36.18b
Gross ProfitUS$72.81b
ExpensesUS$60.35b
EarningsUS$12.47b

Last Reported Earnings

Jun 30, 2021

Next Earnings Date

Oct 28, 2021

Earnings per share (EPS)2.72
Gross Margin66.81%
Net Profit Margin11.44%
Debt/Equity Ratio106.9%

How did CMCS.A perform over the long term?

See historical performance and comparison

Dividends

1.8%

Current Dividend Yield

35%

Payout Ratio

Does CMCS.A pay a reliable dividends?

See CMCS.A dividend history and benchmarks
When do you need to buy CMCS.A by to receive an upcoming dividend?
Comcast dividend dates
Ex Dividend DateOct 05 2021
Dividend Pay DateOct 27 2021
Days until Ex dividend15 days
Days until Dividend pay date37 days

Does CMCS.A pay a reliable dividends?

See CMCS.A dividend history and benchmarks

Valuation

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

42.9%

Undervalued compared to fair value


Share Price vs. Fair Value

Below Fair Value: CMCS.A ($57.11) is trading below our estimate of fair value ($100)

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


Price To Earnings Ratio

PE vs Industry: CMCS.A is poor value based on its PE Ratio (21x) compared to the US Media industry average (12.3x).

PE vs Market: CMCS.A is poor value based on its PE Ratio (21x) compared to the US market (17.8x).


Price to Earnings Growth Ratio

PEG Ratio: CMCS.A is poor value based on its PEG Ratio (1.8x)


Price to Book Ratio

PB vs Industry: CMCS.A is overvalued based on its PB Ratio (2.8x) compared to the US Media industry average (2.1x).


Future Growth

How is Comcast forecast to perform in the next 1 to 3 years based on estimates from 30 analysts?

11.8%

Forecasted annual earnings growth


Earnings and Revenue Growth Forecasts


Analyst Future Growth Forecasts

Earnings vs Savings Rate: CMCS.A's forecast earnings growth (11.8% per year) is above the savings rate (2%).

Earnings vs Market: CMCS.A's earnings (11.8% per year) are forecast to grow slower than the US market (14.8% per year).

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

Revenue vs Market: CMCS.A's revenue (4% per year) is forecast to grow slower than the US market (9.8% per year).

High Growth Revenue: CMCS.A's revenue (4% per year) is forecast to grow slower than 20% per year.


Earnings per Share Growth Forecasts


Future Return on Equity

Future ROE: CMCS.A's Return on Equity is forecast to be low in 3 years time (17.2%).


Past Performance

How has Comcast performed over the past 5 years?

0.3%

Historical annual earnings growth


Earnings and Revenue History

Quality Earnings: CMCS.A has high quality earnings.

Growing Profit Margin: CMCS.A's current net profit margins (11.4%) are higher than last year (10.9%).


Past Earnings Growth Analysis

Earnings Trend: CMCS.A's earnings have grown by 0.3% per year over the past 5 years.

Accelerating Growth: CMCS.A's earnings growth over the past year (8.3%) exceeds its 5-year average (0.3% per year).

Earnings vs Industry: CMCS.A earnings growth over the past year (8.3%) underperformed the Media industry 96.3%.


Return on Equity

High ROE: CMCS.A's Return on Equity (12.8%) is considered low.


Financial Health

How is Comcast's financial position?


Financial Position Analysis

Short Term Liabilities: CMCS.A's short term assets ($27.0B) do not cover its short term liabilities ($29.3B).

Long Term Liabilities: CMCS.A's short term assets ($27.0B) do not cover its long term liabilities ($150.6B).


Debt to Equity History and Analysis

Debt Level: CMCS.A's debt to equity ratio (106.9%) is considered high.

Reducing Debt: CMCS.A's debt to equity ratio has increased from 98.4% to 106.9% over the past 5 years.

Debt Coverage: CMCS.A's debt is well covered by operating cash flow (24.7%).

Interest Coverage: CMCS.A's interest payments on its debt are well covered by EBIT (4.2x coverage).


Balance Sheet


Dividend

What is Comcast current dividend yield, its reliability and sustainability?

1.75%

Current Dividend Yield


Upcoming Dividend Payment

TodaySep 20 2021Ex Dividend DateOct 05 2021Dividend Pay DateOct 27 202122 days from Ex DividendBuy in the next 15 days to receive the upcoming dividend

Dividend Yield vs Market

Notable Dividend: CMCS.A's dividend (1.75%) is higher than the bottom 25% of dividend payers in the US market (1.33%).

High Dividend: CMCS.A's dividend (1.75%) is low compared to the top 25% of dividend payers in the US market (3.6%).


Stability and Growth of Payments

Stable Dividend: CMCS.A's dividend payments have been volatile in the past 10 years.

Growing Dividend: CMCS.A's dividend payments have increased over the past 10 years.


Current Payout to Shareholders

Dividend Coverage: With its reasonably low payout ratio (35.3%), CMCS.A's dividend payments are well covered by earnings.


Future Payout to Shareholders

Future Dividend Coverage: CMCS.A's dividends in 3 years are forecast to be well covered by earnings (26.8% payout ratio).


Next Steps

Management

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

2.4yrs

Average management tenure


CEO

Brian Roberts (61 yo)

18.83yrs

Tenure

US$32,713,267

Compensation

Mr. Brian L. Roberts serves as the Principal Executive Officer of IR-TCI Partners V L P and also has been its Chairman since November 2002 He serves as Principal Executive Officer at NBCUniversal Media, LL...


CEO Compensation Analysis

Compensation vs Market: Brian's total compensation ($USD32.71M) is above average for companies of similar size in the US market ($USD11.33M).

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


Leadership Team

Experienced Management: CMCS.A's management team is considered experienced (2.4 years average tenure).


Board Members

Experienced Board: CMCS.A's board of directors are considered experienced (5.7 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.


Recent Insider Transactions

Ownership Breakdown

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


Top Shareholders

Company Information

Comcast Corporation's employee growth, exchange listings and data sources


Key Information

  • Name: Comcast Corporation
  • Ticker: CMCS.A
  • Exchange: NasdaqGS
  • Founded: 1963
  • Industry: Cable and Satellite
  • Sector: Media
  • Market Cap: US$262.120b
  • Shares outstanding: 4.59b
  • Website: https://corporate.comcast.com

Number of Employees


Location

  • Comcast Corporation
  • One Comcast Center
  • 1701 John F. Kennedy Boulevard
  • Philadelphia
  • Pennsylvania
  • 19103-2838
  • United States

Listings


Company Analysis and Financial Data Status

All financial data provided by Standard & Poor's Capital IQ.
DataLast Updated (UTC time)
Company Analysis2021/09/19 22:01
End of Day Share Price2021/09/17 00:00
Earnings2021/06/30
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.