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.
No risks detected for WOW from our risk checks.
Price History & Performance
|Historical stock prices|
|Current Share Price||US$21.49|
|52 Week High||US$23.93|
|52 Week Low||US$15.56|
|1 Month Change||-2.76%|
|3 Month Change||12.51%|
|1 Year Change||34.40%|
|3 Year Change||160.17%|
|5 Year Change||n/a|
|Change since IPO||30.24%|
Recent News & Updates
|WOW||US Media||US Market|
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.
|WOW Average Weekly Movement||7.7%|
|Media Industry Average Movement||8.1%|
|Market Average Movement||7.8%|
|10% most volatile stocks in US Market||16.9%|
|10% least volatile stocks in US Market||2.9%|
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
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
|WOW fundamental statistics|
Is WOW overvalued?See Fair Value and valuation analysis
Earnings & Revenue
|WOW income statement (TTM)|
|Cost of Revenue||US$357.30m|
Last Reported Earnings
Mar 31, 2022
Next Earnings Date
|Earnings per share (EPS)||-0.48|
|Net Profit Margin||-5.59%|
How did WOW perform over the long term?See historical performance and comparison
Is WideOpenWest undervalued compared to its fair value and its price relative to the market?
Valuation Score 2/6
Below Fair Value
Significantly Below Fair Value
PE vs Industry
PE vs Market
PB vs Industry
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).
How is WideOpenWest forecast to perform in the next 1 to 3 years based on estimates from 9 analysts?
Future Growth Score3/6
Future Growth Score 3/6
Earnings vs Savings Rate
Earnings vs Market
High Growth Earnings
Revenue vs Market
High Growth Revenue
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%).
How has WideOpenWest performed over the past 5 years?
Past Performance Score0/6
Past Performance Score 0/6
Growing Profit Margin
Earnings vs Industry
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.
How is WideOpenWest's financial position?
Financial Health Score2/6
Financial Health Score 2/6
Short Term Liabilities
Long Term Liabilities
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.
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.
What is WideOpenWest current dividend yield, its reliability and sustainability?
Dividend Score 0/6
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.
How experienced are the management team and are they aligned to shareholders interests?
Average management tenure
Teresa Elder (59 yo)
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.
Experienced Management: WOW's management team is considered experienced (2.5 years average tenure).
Experienced Board: WOW's board of directors are considered experienced (4.8 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.
Dilution of Shares: Shareholders have not been meaningfully diluted in the past year.
WideOpenWest, Inc.'s employee growth, exchange listings and data sources
- 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
- WideOpenWest, Inc.
- 7887 East Belleview Avenue
- Suite 1000
- United States
Company Analysis and Financial Data Status
|Data||Last Updated (UTC time)|
|Company Analysis||2022/05/18 00:00|
|End of Day Share Price||2022/05/18 00:00|
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.