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WOW

WideOpenWest NYSE:WOW Stock Report

Last Price

US$21.49

Market Cap

US$1.8b

7D

20.7%

1Y

34.4%

Updated

18 May, 2022

Data

Company Financials +
WOW fundamental analysis
Snowflake Score
Valuation2/6
Future Growth3/6
Past Performance0/6
Financial Health2/6
Dividends0/6

WOW Stock Overview

WideOpenWest, Inc. provides high speed data, cable television, and digital telephony services to residential and business services customers in the United States.

Rewards

Trading at 62.2% below our estimate of its fair value

Earnings are forecast to grow 35.95% per year

Risk Analysis

No risks detected for WOW from our risk checks.

WideOpenWest Competitors

Price History & Performance

Summary of all time highs, changes and price drops for WideOpenWest
Historical stock prices
Current Share PriceUS$21.49
52 Week HighUS$23.93
52 Week LowUS$15.56
Beta1.77
1 Month Change-2.76%
3 Month Change12.51%
1 Year Change34.40%
3 Year Change160.17%
5 Year Changen/a
Change since IPO30.24%

Recent News & Updates

Shareholder Returns

WOWUS MediaUS Market
7D20.7%5.1%2.7%
1Y34.4%-23.9%-8.1%

Return vs Industry: WOW exceeded the US Media industry which returned -23.9% over the past year.

Return vs Market: WOW exceeded the US Market which returned -8.1% over the past year.

Price Volatility

Is WOW's price volatile compared to industry and market?
WOW volatility
WOW Average Weekly Movement7.7%
Media Industry Average Movement8.1%
Market Average Movement7.8%
10% most volatile stocks in US Market16.9%
10% least volatile stocks in US Market2.9%

Stable Share Price: WOW is not significantly more volatile than the rest of US stocks over the past 3 months, typically moving +/- 8% a week.

Volatility Over Time: WOW's weekly volatility (8%) has been stable over the past year.

About the Company

FoundedEmployeesCEOWebsite
20011,500Teresa Elderhttps://www.wowway.com

WideOpenWest, Inc. provides high speed data, cable television, and digital telephony services to residential and business services customers in the United States. Its video services include basic cable services that comprise local broadcast television and local community programming; digital cable services; WOW tv+ that offers traditional cable video and cloud DVR functionality, voice remote with Google Assistant, and Netflix integration along with access to various streaming services and apps through the Google Play Store; and ultra-video products, as well as offers commercial-free movies, TV shows, sports, and other special event entertainment programs. The company’s telephony services consist of local and long-distance telephone services; business telephony and data services include fiber based, office-to-office metro Ethernet, session initiated protocol trunking, colocation infrastructure, cloud computing, managed backup, and recovery services.

WideOpenWest Fundamentals Summary

How do WideOpenWest's earnings and revenue compare to its market cap?
WOW fundamental statistics
Market CapUS$1.81b
Earnings (TTM)-US$40.20m
Revenue (TTM)US$718.80m

2.5x

P/S Ratio

-44.9x

P/E Ratio

Earnings & Revenue

Key profitability statistics from the latest earnings report
WOW income statement (TTM)
RevenueUS$718.80m
Cost of RevenueUS$357.30m
Gross ProfitUS$361.50m
Other ExpensesUS$401.70m
Earnings-US$40.20m

Last Reported Earnings

Mar 31, 2022

Next Earnings Date

n/a

Earnings per share (EPS)-0.48
Gross Margin50.29%
Net Profit Margin-5.59%
Debt/Equity Ratio124.4%

How did WOW perform over the long term?

See historical performance and comparison

Valuation

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

Valuation Score

2/6

Valuation Score 2/6

  • Below Fair Value

  • Significantly Below Fair Value

  • PE vs Industry

  • PE vs Market

  • PEG Ratio

  • PB vs Industry


>50%

Undervalued compared to fair value

Share Price vs. Fair Value

Below Fair Value: WOW ($21.49) is trading below our estimate of fair value ($56.78)

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


Price To Earnings Ratio

PE vs Industry: WOW is unprofitable, so we can't compare its PE Ratio to the US Media industry average.

PE vs Market: WOW is unprofitable, so we can't compare its PE Ratio to the US market.


Price to Earnings Growth Ratio

PEG Ratio: Insufficient data to calculate WOW's PEG Ratio to determine if it is good value.


Price to Book Ratio

PB vs Industry: WOW is overvalued based on its PB Ratio (3.1x) compared to the US Media industry average (1.7x).


Future Growth

How is WideOpenWest forecast to perform in the next 1 to 3 years based on estimates from 9 analysts?

Future Growth Score

3/6

Future Growth Score 3/6

  • Earnings vs Savings Rate

  • Earnings vs Market

  • High Growth Earnings

  • Revenue vs Market

  • High Growth Revenue

  • Future ROE


36.0%

Forecasted annual earnings growth

Earnings and Revenue Growth Forecasts


Analyst Future Growth Forecasts

Earnings vs Savings Rate: WOW is forecast to become profitable over the next 3 years, which is considered faster growth than the savings rate (1.9%).

Earnings vs Market: WOW is forecast to become profitable over the next 3 years, which is considered above average market growth.

High Growth Earnings: WOW's is expected to become profitable in the next 3 years.

Revenue vs Market: WOW's revenue (3.9% per year) is forecast to grow slower than the US market (7.8% per year).

High Growth Revenue: WOW's revenue (3.9% per year) is forecast to grow slower than 20% per year.


Earnings per Share Growth Forecasts


Future Return on Equity

Future ROE: WOW's Return on Equity is forecast to be low in 3 years time (7.5%).


Past Performance

How has WideOpenWest performed over the past 5 years?

Past Performance Score

0/6

Past Performance Score 0/6

  • Quality Earnings

  • Growing Profit Margin

  • Earnings Trend

  • Accelerating Growth

  • Earnings vs Industry

  • High ROE


-44.4%

Historical annual earnings growth

Earnings and Revenue History

Quality Earnings: WOW is currently unprofitable.

Growing Profit Margin: WOW is currently unprofitable.


Past Earnings Growth Analysis

Earnings Trend: WOW is unprofitable, and losses have increased over the past 5 years at a rate of 44.4% per year.

Accelerating Growth: Unable to compare WOW's earnings growth over the past year to its 5-year average as it is currently unprofitable

Earnings vs Industry: WOW is unprofitable, making it difficult to compare its past year earnings growth to the Media industry (23%).


Return on Equity

High ROE: WOW has a negative Return on Equity (-6.97%), as it is currently unprofitable.


Financial Health

How is WideOpenWest's financial position?

Financial Health Score

2/6

Financial Health Score 2/6

  • Short Term Liabilities

  • Long Term Liabilities

  • Debt Level

  • Reducing Debt

  • Stable Cash Runway

  • Forecast Cash Runway

Financial Position Analysis

Short Term Liabilities: WOW's short term assets ($282.6M) do not cover its short term liabilities ($313.8M).

Long Term Liabilities: WOW's short term assets ($282.6M) do not cover its long term liabilities ($1.0B).


Debt to Equity History and Analysis

Debt Level: WOW's net debt to equity ratio (91.3%) is considered high.

Reducing Debt: WOW had negative shareholder equity 5 years ago, but is now positive and has therefore improved.


Balance Sheet


Cash Runway Analysis

For companies that have on average been loss making in the past we assess whether they have at least 1 year of cash runway.

Stable Cash Runway: WOW has sufficient cash runway for more than 3 years based on its current free cash flow.

Forecast Cash Runway: Insufficient data to determine if WOW has enough cash runway if its free cash flow continues to grow or shrink based on historical rates.


Dividend

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

Dividend Score

0/6

Dividend Score 0/6

  • Notable Dividend

  • High Dividend

  • Stable Dividend

  • Growing Dividend

  • Earnings Coverage

  • Future Dividend Coverage

Dividend Yield vs Market

Notable Dividend: Unable to evaluate WOW's dividend yield against the bottom 25% of dividend payers, as the company has not reported any recent payouts.

High Dividend: Unable to evaluate WOW's dividend yield against the top 25% of dividend payers, as the company has not reported any recent payouts.


Stability and Growth of Payments

Stable Dividend: Insufficient data to determine if WOW's dividends per share have been stable in the past.

Growing Dividend: Insufficient data to determine if WOW's dividend payments have been increasing.


Earnings Payout to Shareholders

Earnings Coverage: Insufficient data to calculate payout ratio to determine if its dividend payments are covered by earnings.


Cash Payout to Shareholders

Cash Flow Coverage: Unable to calculate sustainability of dividends as WOW has not reported any payouts.


Next Steps

Management

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

2.5yrs

Average management tenure


CEO

Teresa Elder (59 yo)

4.42yrs

Tenure

US$5,929,085

Compensation

Ms. Teresa L. Elder serves as Chief Executive Officer at WideOpenWest Finance, LLC. She has been Chief Executive Officer and Director of WideOpenWest, Inc since December 14, 2017 and serves as its Presiden...


CEO Compensation Analysis

Compensation vs Market: Teresa's total compensation ($USD5.93M) is about average for companies of similar size in the US market ($USD5.45M).

Compensation vs Earnings: Teresa's compensation has increased whilst the company is unprofitable.


Leadership Team

Experienced Management: WOW's management team is considered experienced (2.5 years average tenure).


Board Members

Experienced Board: WOW's board of directors are considered experienced (4.8 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.


Ownership Breakdown

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


Top Shareholders

Company Information

WideOpenWest, Inc.'s employee growth, exchange listings and data sources


Key Information

  • Name: WideOpenWest, Inc.
  • Ticker: WOW
  • Exchange: NYSE
  • Founded: 2001
  • Industry: Cable and Satellite
  • Sector: Media
  • Implied Market Cap: US$1.807b
  • Shares outstanding: 84.08m
  • Website: https://www.wowway.com

Number of Employees


Location

  • WideOpenWest, Inc.
  • 7887 East Belleview Avenue
  • Suite 1000
  • Englewood
  • Colorado
  • 80111
  • United States

Listings


Company Analysis and Financial Data Status

All financial data provided by Standard & Poor's Capital IQ.
DataLast Updated (UTC time)
Company Analysis2022/05/18 00:00
End of Day Share Price2022/05/18 00:00
Earnings2022/03/31
Annual Earnings2021/12/31


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.