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Executive Summary

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


Snowflake Analysis

Moderate growth potential and overvalued.


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Share Price & News

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


Latest Share Price and Events

Stable Share Price: WOW's share price has been volatile over the past 3 months.


Market Performance


7 Day Return

5.3%

WOW

5.5%

US Media

3.8%

US Market


1 Year Return

-10.2%

WOW

3.3%

US Media

9.7%

US Market

Return vs Industry: WOW underperformed the US Media industry which returned 0.8% over the past year.

Return vs Market: WOW underperformed the US Market which returned 9.2% over the past year.


Shareholder returns

WOWIndustryMarket
7 Day5.3%5.5%3.8%
30 Day28.5%16.1%11.4%
90 Day25.2%5.1%6.8%
1 Year-10.2%-10.2%4.8%3.3%12.1%9.7%
3 Year-62.0%-62.0%7.1%2.8%36.2%27.2%
5 Yearn/a33.4%23.6%63.7%45.4%

Price Volatility Vs. Market

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


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Valuation

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

18.71x

Price to Earnings (PE) ratio


Share Price vs. Fair Value

Below Fair Value: WOW ($6.5) is trading above our estimate of fair value ($4.79)

Significantly Below Fair Value: WOW is trading above our estimate of fair value.


Price To Earnings Ratio

PE vs Industry: WOW is poor value based on its PE Ratio (18.7x) compared to the Media industry average (11.1x).

PE vs Market: WOW is poor value based on its PE Ratio (18.7x) compared to the US market (16.1x).


Price to Earnings Growth Ratio

PEG Ratio: WOW is good value based on its PEG Ratio (0.5x)


Price to Book Ratio

PB vs Industry: WOW has negative assets, so we can't compare its PB Ratio to the US Media industry average.


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Future Growth

How is WideOpenWest forecast to perform in the next 1 to 3 years based on estimates from 10 analysts?

34.8%

Forecasted annual earnings growth


Earnings and Revenue Growth Forecasts


Analyst Future Growth Forecasts

Earnings vs Savings Rate: WOW's forecast earnings growth (34.8% per year) is above the savings rate (2.2%).

Earnings vs Market: WOW's earnings (34.8% per year) are forecast to grow faster than the US market (22.2% per year).

High Growth Earnings: earnings are expected to grow significantly over the next 3 years.

Revenue vs Market: WOW's revenue is expected to decline over the next 3 years (-0.6% per year).

High Growth Revenue: WOW's revenue is forecast to decline over the next 3 years (-0.6% per year).


Earnings per Share Growth Forecasts


Future Return on Equity

Future ROE: Insufficient data to determine if WOW's Return on Equity is forecast to be high in 3 years time


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Past Performance

How has WideOpenWest performed over the past 5 years?

6.4%

Historical annual earnings growth


Earnings and Revenue History

Quality Earnings: WOW has a large one-off loss of $8.6M impacting its March 31 2020 financial results.

Growing Profit Margin: WOW's current net profit margins (2.5%) are lower than last year (7.2%).


Past Earnings Growth Analysis

Earnings Trend: WOW has become profitable over the past 5 years, growing earnings by 6.4% per year.

Accelerating Growth: WOW's has had negative earnings growth over the past year, so it can't be compared to its 5-year average.

Earnings vs Industry: WOW had negative earnings growth (-66.1%) over the past year, making it difficult to compare to the Media industry average (6.8%).


Return on Equity

High ROE: WOW's liabilities exceed its assets, so it is difficult to calculate its Return on Equity.


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Financial Health

How is WideOpenWest's financial position?


Financial Position Analysis

Short Term Liabilities: WOW has negative shareholder equity, which is a more serious situation than short term assets not covering short term liabilities.

Long Term Liabilities: WOW has negative shareholder equity, which is a more serious situation than short term assets not covering long term liabilities.


Debt to Equity History and Analysis

Debt Level: WOW has negative shareholder equity, which is a more serious situation than a high debt level.

Reducing Debt: WOW's has negative shareholder equity, so we do not need to check if its debt has reduced over time.

Debt Coverage: WOW's debt is not well covered by operating cash flow (11.3%).

Interest Coverage: WOW's interest payments on its debt are not well covered by EBIT (1.2x coverage).


Balance Sheet


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Dividend

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


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.


Current Payout to Shareholders

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


Future Payout to Shareholders

Future Dividend Coverage: No need to calculate the sustainability of WOW's dividend in 3 years as they are not forecast to pay a notable one for the US market.


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Management

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

1.9yrs

Average management tenure


CEO

Teresa Elder (57yo)

2.5yrs

Tenure

US$5,047,432

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. She served as President o ...


CEO Compensation Analysis

Compensation vs Market: Teresa's total compensation ($USD5.05M) is above average for companies of similar size in the US market ($USD2.17M).

Compensation vs Earnings: Teresa's compensation has increased by more than 20% whilst company earnings have fallen more than 20% in the past year.


Leadership Team

NamePositionTenureCompensationOwnership
Jeffrey Marcus
Executive Chairman of the Boardno dataUS$289.99k0.040% $226.2k
Teresa Elder
CEO & Director2.5yrsUS$5.05m1.87% $10.5m
Donald Martin
Executive VP20.42yrsUS$1.26m0.61% $3.4m
Nancy McGee
Chief Marketing & Sales Officer2.33yrsUS$1.22m0.27% $1.5m
Donald Schena
Chief Customer Experience Officer1.92yrsUS$1.19m0.27% $1.5m
Henry Hryckiewicz
Chief Technology Officer0.42yrno data0.14% $813.4k
Bill Case
Chief Information Officer0.75yrno data0.19% $1.1m
Lucas Binder
Vice President of Corporate Development & Investor Relationsno datano datano data
David Brunick
Chief Human Resources Officer2.33yrsno data0.28% $1.6m
Mark Veyette
Senior Vice President of IT Operations0.58yrno datano data

1.9yrs

Average Tenure

59yo

Average Age

Experienced Management: WOW's management team is not considered experienced ( 1.9 years average tenure), which suggests a new team.


Board Members

NamePositionTenureCompensationOwnership
Jeffrey Marcus
Executive Chairman of the Boardno dataUS$289.99k0.040% $226.2k
Teresa Elder
CEO & Director2.5yrsUS$5.05m1.87% $10.5m
Barry Volpert
Independent Director0.67yrUS$87.77k0.043% $243.6k
Thomas McMillin
Independent Director2.83yrsUS$223.99k0.091% $512.1k
Phil Seskin
Independent Director3.25yrsUS$217.49k0.081% $459.0k
Brian Cassidy
Independent Director3.25yrsUS$193.01k0.044% $245.8k
Daniel Kilpatrick
Independent Director3.25yrsUS$193.62k0.044% $246.3k
Jill Bright
Independent Director2.75yrsUS$215.49k0.079% $445.9k

2.8yrs

Average Tenure

56.5yo

Average Age

Experienced Board: WOW's board of directors are not considered experienced ( 2.8 years average tenure), which suggests a new board.


Ownership

Who are the major shareholders and have insiders been buying or selling?


Insider Trading Volume

Insider Buying: WOW insiders have bought more shares than they have sold in the past 3 months.


Recent Insider Transactions

Ownership Breakdown

Dilution of Shares: Shareholders have been diluted in the past year, with total shares outstanding growing by 2.7%.


Top Shareholders

Company Information

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


Key Information

  • Name: WideOpenWest, Inc.
  • Ticker: WOW
  • Exchange: NYSE
  • Founded: 2001
  • Industry: Cable and Satellite
  • Sector: Media
  • Market Cap: US$563.282m
  • Shares outstanding: 86.66m
  • Website: https://www.wowway.com

Number of Employees


Location

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

Listings

TickerExchangePrimary SecuritySecurity TypeCountryCurrencyListed on
WOWNYSE (New York Stock Exchange)YesCommon StockUSUSDMay 2017
WU5DB (Deutsche Boerse AG)YesCommon StockDEEURMay 2017

Biography

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; and ultra-video products, as well as offers commercial-free movies, 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. It serves approximately 3.2 million home and business customers in the states of Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Maryland, Michigan, Ohio, South Carolina, and Tennessee. The company was formerly known as WideOpenWest Kite, Inc. and changed its name to WideOpenWest, Inc. in March 2017. The company was founded in 2001 and is based in Englewood, Colorado. 


Company Analysis and Financial Data Status

All financial data provided by Standard & Poor's Capital IQ.
DataLast Updated (UTC time)
Company Analysis2020/06/04 04:57
End of Day Share Price2020/06/03 00:00
Earnings2020/03/31
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.