Comcast Corporation operates as a media and technology company worldwide.
Average dividend payer and fair value.
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.
7 Day Return
1 Year Return
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.
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 ($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).
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%).
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
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 ($147.9B).
Debt to Equity History and Analysis
Debt Level: CMCS.A's debt to equity ratio (125%) is considered high.
Reducing Debt: CMCS.A's debt to equity ratio has increased from 88.8% to 125% over the past 5 years.
Debt Coverage: CMCS.A's debt is well covered by operating cash flow (24.1%).
Interest Coverage: CMCS.A's interest payments on its debt are well covered by EBIT (4.8x coverage).
Inventory Level: CMCS.A has a low level of unsold assets or inventory.
Debt Coverage by Assets: CMCS.A's debt is not covered by short term assets (assets are 0.2x debt).
What is Comcast's current dividend yield, its reliability and sustainability?
Current Dividend Yield
Upcoming Dividend Payment
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Dividend Yield vs Market
Current dividend yield vs market & industry
Notable Dividend: CMCS.A's dividend (2.01%) is higher than the bottom 25% of dividend payers in the US market (1.45%).
High Dividend: CMCS.A's dividend (2.01%) is low compared to the top 25% of dividend payers in the US market (3.73%).
Stability and Growth of Payments
Stable Dividend: CMCS.A's dividend payments have been volatile in the past 10 years.
Growing Dividend: CMCS.A's dividend payments have increased over the past 10 years.
Current Payout to Shareholders
Dividend Coverage: With its reasonably low payout ratio (29.3%), CMCS.A's dividend payments are well covered by earnings.
Future Payout to Shareholders
Future Dividend Coverage: CMCS.A's dividends in 3 years are forecast to be well covered by earnings (28.5% payout ratio).
How experienced are the management team and are they aligned to shareholders interests?
Average management tenure
Brian Roberts (59yo)
Mr. Brian L. Roberts serves as the Principal Executive Officer of IR-TCI Partners V L P and also has been its Chairman since November 2002 He serves as Principal Executive Officer at NBCUniversal Media, LL ...
CEO Compensation Analysis
Compensation vs Market: Brian's total compensation ($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.
|Chairman & CEO||17.3yrs||US$35.03m||0.78% $1.6b|
|Senior EVP & CFO||4.6yrs||US$21.70m||0.0036% $7.4m|
|Senior Executive Vice President||4.9yrs||US$19.12m||0.025% $51.9m|
|Senior EVP & Chairman of NBCUniversal||17.3yrs||US$39.96m||0.025% $52.9m|
|Senior Executive Vice President||2.8yrs||US$14.75m||0.019% $39.8m|
|Operations Director||0yrs||no data||no data|
|Senior VP||2.9yrs||no data||0.000050% $104.3k|
|Chief Technology Officer||0yrs||no data||no data|
|Senior VP of Administration & Chief Diversity Officer||5.9yrs||no data||no data|
|Senior Vice President of Investor Relations||0.08yrs||no data||no data|
Experienced Management: CMCS.A's management team is considered experienced (4.8 years average tenure).
|Chairman & CEO||17.3yrs||US$35.03m||0.78% $1.6b|
|Chairman & CEO of Comcast Spectacor||0yrs||no data||no data|
|Chairman & CEO of Universal Parks & Resorts||0yrs||no data||no data|
|Independent Director||11.8yrs||US$495.97k||0.00069% $1.4m|
|Lead Independent Director||4.1yrs||US$389.78k||0.0029% $6.0m|
|Independent Director||17.3yrs||US$465.76k||0.00074% $1.5m|
|Vice Chairman of Comcast Spectacor||0yrs||no data||no data|
|Chairman of Universal Pictures||0yrs||no data||no data|
|Independent Director||14.2yrs||US$605.80k||0.0034% $7.1m|
|Chairman of NBCUniversal Broadcast||0yrs||no data||no data|
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
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$208.620b
- Shares outstanding: 4.55b
- Website: https://corporate.comcast.com
Number of Employees
- Comcast Corporation
- One Comcast Center
- 1701 JFK Boulevard
- United States
|Ticker||Exchange||Primary Security||Security Type||Country||Currency||Listed on|
|CMCS.A||NasdaqGS (Nasdaq Global Select)||Yes||Class A Common Stock||US||USD||Dec 1972|
|CMCSA *||BMV (Bolsa Mexicana de Valores)||Yes||Class A Common Stock||MX||MXN||Dec 1972|
|CTP2||XTRA (XETRA Trading Platform)||Yes||Class A Common Stock||DE||EUR||Dec 1972|
|CTP2||DB (Deutsche Boerse AG)||Yes||Class A Common Stock||DE||EUR||Dec 1972|
|CMCSA||SNSE (Santiago Stock Exchange)||Yes||Class A Common Stock||CL||USD||Dec 1972|
|CMCSA||SWX (SIX Swiss Exchange)||Yes||Class A Common Stock||CH||CHF||Dec 1972|
|CMCS-U||ETLX (Eurotlx)||Yes||Class A Common Stock||IT||EUR||Dec 1972|
|CMCS||WBAG (Wiener Boerse AG)||Yes||Class A Common Stock||AT||EUR||Dec 1972|
|CMCS34||BOVESPA (Bolsa de Valores de Sao Paulo)||BDR EACH REPR 1 COM SHS||BR||BRL||Aug 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
|Data||Last Updated (UTC time)|
|Company Analysis||2020/02/23 00:21|
|End of Day Share Price||2020/02/21 00:00|
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