Stock Analysis Report

Executive Summary

Comcast Corporation operates as a media and technology company worldwide.

Snowflake Analysis

Average dividend payer and fair value.

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Share Price & News

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

Latest Share Price and Events

Stable Share Price: CMCS.A has not had significant price volatility in the past 3 months.

Market Performance

7 Day Return




US Media


US Market

1 Year Return




US Media


US Market

Return vs Industry: CMCS.A exceeded the US Media industry which returned 16.9% over the past year.

Return vs Market: CMCS.A matched the US Market which returned 17.9% over the past year.

Shareholder returns

7 Day-0.6%-1.2%-1.1%
30 Day2.8%2.0%1.4%
90 Day5.7%5.5%6.9%
1 Year21.0%18.7%18.4%16.9%20.3%17.9%
3 Year28.2%20.9%15.7%10.9%47.8%38.3%
5 Year69.3%54.3%33.8%23.2%71.9%53.0%

Price Volatility Vs. Market

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

Simply Wall St News


Is Comcast 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: CMCS.A ($45.82) is trading below our estimate of fair value ($73.12)

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 (16x) compared to the Media industry average (14.2x).

PE vs Market: CMCS.A is good value based on its PE Ratio (16x) compared to the US market (18.2x).

Price to Earnings Growth Ratio

PEG Ratio: CMCS.A is poor value based on its PEG Ratio (2.5x)

Price to Book Ratio

PB vs Industry: CMCS.A is overvalued based on its PB Ratio (2.5x) compared to the US Media industry average (1.3x).

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Future Growth

How is Comcast forecast to perform in the next 1 to 3 years based on estimates from 32 analysts?


Forecasted annual earnings growth

Earnings and Revenue Growth Forecasts

Analyst Future Growth Forecasts

Earnings vs Savings Rate: CMCS.A's forecast earnings growth (6.3% per year) is above the savings rate (1.7%).

Earnings vs Market: CMCS.A's earnings (6.3% per year) are forecast to grow slower than the US market (14.1% per year).

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

Revenue vs Market: CMCS.A's revenue (3.3% per year) is forecast to grow slower than the US market (7.6% per year).

High Growth Revenue: CMCS.A's revenue (3.3% 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%).

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Past Performance

How has Comcast performed over the past 5 years?


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 (12%) are lower than last year (12.4%).

Past Earnings Growth Analysis

Earnings Trend: CMCS.A's earnings have grown by 15.7% per year over the past 5 years.

Accelerating Growth: CMCS.A's earnings growth over the past year (11.3%) is below its 5-year average (15.7% per year).

Earnings vs Industry: CMCS.A earnings growth over the past year (11.3%) exceeded the Media industry 2.4%.

Return on Equity

High ROE: CMCS.A's Return on Equity (15.6%) is considered low.

Return on Assets

Return on Capital Employed

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Financial Health

How is Comcast's financial position?

Financial Position Analysis

Short Term Liabilities: CMCS.A's short term assets ($25.4B) do not cover its short term liabilities ($30.3B).

Long Term Liabilities: CMCS.A's short term assets ($25.4B) do not cover its long term liabilities ($147.9B).

Debt to Equity History and Analysis

Debt Level: CMCS.A's debt to equity ratio (125%) is considered high.

Reducing Debt: CMCS.A's debt to equity ratio has increased from 88.8% to 125% over the past 5 years.

Debt Coverage: CMCS.A's debt is well covered by operating cash flow (24.1%).

Interest Coverage: CMCS.A's interest payments on its debt are well covered by EBIT (4.8x coverage).

Balance Sheet

Inventory Level: CMCS.A has a low level of unsold assets or inventory.

Debt Coverage by Assets: CMCS.A's debt is not covered by short term assets (assets are 0.2x debt).

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


Current Dividend Yield

Upcoming Dividend Payment

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Dividend Yield vs Market


Current dividend yield vs market & industry

Notable Dividend: CMCS.A's dividend (2.01%) is higher than the bottom 25% of dividend payers in the US market (1.45%).

High Dividend: CMCS.A's dividend (2.01%) is low compared to the top 25% of dividend payers in the US market (3.73%).

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 (29.3%), 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 (28.5% payout ratio).

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


Average management tenure


Brian Roberts (59yo)





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 ($USD35.03M) is above average for companies of similar size in the US market ($USD10.81M).

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

Leadership Team

Brian Roberts
Chairman & CEO17.3yrsUS$35.03m0.78% $1.6b
Michael Cavanagh
Senior EVP & CFO4.6yrsUS$21.70m0.0036% $7.4m
David Cohen
Senior Executive Vice President4.9yrsUS$19.12m0.025% $51.9m
Stephen Burke
Senior EVP & Chairman of NBCUniversal17.3yrsUS$39.96m0.025% $52.9m
David Watson
Senior Executive Vice President2.8yrsUS$14.75m0.019% $39.8m
Melinda Lindsley
Operations Director0yrsno datano data
Daniel Murdock
Senior VP2.9yrsno data0.000050% $104.3k
Matthew Zelesko
Chief Technology Officer0yrsno datano data
Karen Buchholz
Senior VP of Administration & Chief Diversity Officer5.9yrsno datano data
Marci Ryvicker
Senior Vice President of Investor Relations0.08yrsno datano data


Average Tenure


Average Age

Experienced Management: CMCS.A's management team is considered experienced (4.8 years average tenure).

Board Members

Brian Roberts
Chairman & CEO17.3yrsUS$35.03m0.78% $1.6b
David Scott
Chairman & CEO of Comcast Spectacor0yrsno datano data
Thomas Williams
Chairman & CEO of Universal Parks & Resorts0yrsno datano data
Gerald Hassell
Independent Director11.8yrsUS$495.97k0.00069% $1.4m
Edward Breen
Lead Independent Director4.1yrsUS$389.78k0.0029% $6.0m
Kenneth Bacon
Independent Director17.3yrsUS$465.76k0.00074% $1.5m
Fred Shabel
Vice Chairman of Comcast Spectacor0yrsno datano data
Donna Langley
Chairman of Universal Pictures0yrsno datano data
Jeffrey Honickman
Independent Director14.2yrsUS$605.80k0.0034% $7.1m
Mark Lazarus
Chairman of NBCUniversal Broadcast0yrsno datano data


Average Tenure


Average Age

Experienced Board: CMCS.A's board of directors are seasoned and experienced ( 14.2 years average tenure).


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 company bio, 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$208.620b
  • Shares outstanding: 4.55b
  • Website:

Number of Employees


  • Comcast Corporation
  • One Comcast Center
  • 1701 JFK Boulevard
  • Philadelphia
  • Pennsylvania
  • 19103
  • United States


TickerExchangePrimary SecuritySecurity TypeCountryCurrencyListed on
CMCS.ANasdaqGS (Nasdaq Global Select)YesClass A Common StockUSUSDDec 1972
CMCSA *BMV (Bolsa Mexicana de Valores)YesClass A Common StockMXMXNDec 1972
CTP2XTRA (XETRA Trading Platform)YesClass A Common StockDEEURDec 1972
CTP2DB (Deutsche Boerse AG)YesClass A Common StockDEEURDec 1972
CMCSASNSE (Santiago Stock Exchange)YesClass A Common StockCLUSDDec 1972
CMCSASWX (SIX Swiss Exchange)YesClass A Common StockCHCHFDec 1972
CMCS-UETLX (Eurotlx)YesClass A Common StockITEURDec 1972
CMCSWBAG (Wiener Boerse AG)YesClass A Common StockATEURDec 1972
CMCS34BOVESPA (Bolsa de Valores de Sao Paulo)BDR EACH REPR 1 COM SHSBRBRLAug 2012


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, and security and automation services to residential and business customers under the Xfinity name; and advertising services. The Cable Networks segment operates national cable networks that provide various entertainment, news and information, and sports content; regional sports and news networks; international cable networks; and various digital properties, including brand-aligned Websites, as well as engages in the cable television studio production operations. The Broadcast Television segment operates NBC and Telemundo broadcast networks, NBC and Telemundo local broadcast television stations, broadcast television studio production operations, and various digital properties. The Filmed Entertainment segment produces, acquires, markets, and distributes filmed entertainment under the Universal Pictures, Illumination, DreamWorks Animation, and Focus Features names. It also develops, produces, and licenses stage plays; and distributes filmed entertainment produced by third parties. The Theme Parks segment operates Universal theme parks in Orlando, Florida; Hollywood, California; and Osaka, Japan. The Sky segment offers direct-to-consumer services, such as video, high-speed Internet, voice, and wireless phone services; and content services comprising operating entertainment networks, the Sky News broadcast network, and Sky Sports networks. The company also provides a wireless phone service under the Xfinity Mobile name; and owns the Philadelphia Flyers, as well as the Wells Fargo Center arena in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Comcast Corporation was founded in 1963 and is headquartered in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. 

Company Analysis and Financial Data Status

All financial data provided by Standard & Poor's Capital IQ.
DataLast Updated (UTC time)
Company Analysis2020/02/23 00:21
End of Day Share Price2020/02/21 00:00
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.