Comcast Corporation operates as a media and technology company worldwide. More Details
Average dividend payer and slightly overvalued.
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 is less volatile than 75% of US stocks over the past 3 months, typically moving +/- 4% a week.
Volatility Over Time: CMCS.A's weekly volatility (4%) has been stable over the past year.
7 Day Return
1 Year Return
Return vs Industry: CMCS.A underperformed the US Media industry which returned 48.9% over the past year.
Return vs Market: CMCS.A underperformed the US Market which returned 55.3% over the past year.
Long-Term 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
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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 ($53.57) is trading below our estimate of fair value ($89)
Significantly Below Fair Value: CMCS.A is trading below fair value by more than 20%.
Price To Earnings Ratio
PE vs Industry: CMCS.A's PE Ratio (23.3x) is in line with the US Media industry average.
PE vs Market: CMCS.A is poor value based on its PE Ratio (23.3x) compared to the US market (22.3x).
Price to Earnings Growth Ratio
PEG Ratio: CMCS.A is poor value based on its PEG Ratio (1.7x)
Price to Book Ratio
PB vs Industry: CMCS.A is overvalued based on its PB Ratio (2.7x) compared to the US Media industry average (2.2x).
How is Comcast forecast to perform in the next 1 to 3 years based on estimates from 28 analysts?
Forecasted annual earnings growth
Earnings and Revenue Growth Forecasts
Analyst Future Growth Forecasts
Earnings vs Savings Rate: CMCS.A's forecast earnings growth (13.8% per year) is above the savings rate (2%).
Earnings vs Market: CMCS.A's earnings (13.8% per year) are forecast to grow slower than the US market (18.7% per year).
High Growth Earnings: CMCS.A's earnings are forecast to grow, but not significantly.
Revenue vs Market: CMCS.A's revenue (4.7% per year) is forecast to grow slower than the US market (9.9% per year).
High Growth Revenue: CMCS.A's revenue (4.7% 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 (16.5%).
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 (10.2%) are lower than last year (12%).
Past Earnings Growth Analysis
Earnings Trend: CMCS.A's earnings have grown by 5.3% per year over the past 5 years.
Accelerating Growth: CMCS.A's has had negative earnings growth over the past year, so it can't be compared to its 5-year average.
Earnings vs Industry: CMCS.A had negative earnings growth (-19.2%) over the past year, making it difficult to compare to the Media industry average (-16.6%).
Return on Equity
High ROE: CMCS.A's Return on Equity (11.5%) is considered low.
How is Comcast's financial position?
Financial Position Analysis
Short Term Liabilities: CMCS.A's short term assets ($26.7B) do not cover its short term liabilities ($28.8B).
Long Term Liabilities: CMCS.A's short term assets ($26.7B) do not cover its long term liabilities ($152.1B).
Debt to Equity History and Analysis
Debt Level: CMCS.A's debt to equity ratio (116%) is considered high.
Reducing Debt: CMCS.A's debt to equity ratio has increased from 95.4% to 116% over the past 5 years.
Debt Coverage: CMCS.A's debt is well covered by operating cash flow (22.9%).
Interest Coverage: CMCS.A's interest payments on its debt are well covered by EBIT (3.8x coverage).
What is Comcast current dividend yield, its reliability and sustainability?
Current Dividend Yield
Dividend Yield vs Market
Notable Dividend: CMCS.A's dividend (1.87%) is higher than the bottom 25% of dividend payers in the US market (1.27%).
High Dividend: CMCS.A's dividend (1.87%) is low compared to the top 25% of dividend payers in the US market (3.5%).
Stability and Growth of Payments
Stable Dividend: CMCS.A's dividend payments have been volatile in the past 10 years.
Growing Dividend: CMCS.A's dividend payments have increased over the past 10 years.
Current Payout to Shareholders
Dividend Coverage: With its reasonably low payout ratio (39.9%), CMCS.A's dividend payments are well covered by earnings.
Future Payout to Shareholders
Future Dividend Coverage: CMCS.A's dividends in 3 years are forecast to be well covered by earnings (28.4% payout ratio).
How experienced are the management team and are they aligned to shareholders interests?
Average management tenure
Brian Roberts (60 yo)
Mr. Brian L. Roberts serves as the Principal Executive Officer of IR-TCI Partners V L P and also has been its Chairman since November 2002 He serves as Principal Executive Officer at NBCUniversal Media, LL...
CEO Compensation Analysis
Compensation vs Market: Brian's total compensation ($USD36.37M) is above average for companies of similar size in the US market ($USD10.94M).
Compensation vs Earnings: Brian's compensation has been consistent with company performance over the past year.
Experienced Management: CMCS.A's management team is not considered experienced ( 1.6 years average tenure), which suggests a new team.
Experienced Board: CMCS.A's board of directors are considered experienced (5.3 years average tenure).
Who are the major shareholders and have insiders been buying or selling?
Insider Trading Volume
Insider Buying: CMCS.A 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.
Comcast Corporation's company bio, employee growth, exchange listings and data sources
- Name: Comcast Corporation
- Ticker: CMCS.A
- Exchange: NasdaqGS
- Founded: 1963
- Industry: Cable and Satellite
- Sector: Media
- Market Cap: US$245.386b
- Shares outstanding: 4.58b
- Website: https://corporate.comcast.com
Number of Employees
- Comcast Corporation
- One Comcast Center
- 1701 John F. Kennedy Boulevard
- United States
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...
Company Analysis and Financial Data Status
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