CNSL Stock Overview
Consolidated Communications Holdings, Inc., together with its subsidiaries, provides telecommunications services to business and residential customers in the United States.
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Price History & Performance
|Historical stock prices|
|Current Share Price||US$7.52|
|52 Week High||US$9.89|
|52 Week Low||US$4.70|
|1 Month Change||1.62%|
|3 Month Change||-18.44%|
|1 Year Change||36.98%|
|3 Year Change||-38.31%|
|5 Year Change||-72.36%|
|Change since IPO||-45.47%|
Recent News & Updates
Consolidated Communications: New Fiber, But No Revenue Growth
Consolidated Communications shares are up over 60% in this year, but the shares turned south after the recent Q3 earnings report. A disappointing revenue decline was the likely cause. The company has left behind a few years of distress and is currently delivering on its strategy: a big bet on fiber with an accelerated build-out of fiber infrastructure. The challenge for the company remains to reverse revenue trends. The planned 300,000 new fiber connections in 2021, and many more after that, don't translate to top-line growth yet. The bet on fiber should pay off, but it may take years. In the absence of dividends, the question for retail investors is if an investment is worth the wait.
|CNSL||US Telecom||US Market|
Return vs Industry: CNSL exceeded the US Telecom industry which returned -15.8% over the past year.
Return vs Market: CNSL exceeded the US Market which returned 20% over the past year.
|CNSL Average Weekly Movement||5.7%|
|Telecom Industry Average Movement||6.2%|
|Market Average Movement||6.0%|
|10% most volatile stocks in US Market||15.0%|
|10% least volatile stocks in US Market||2.3%|
Stable Share Price: CNSL is not significantly more volatile than the rest of US stocks over the past 3 months, typically moving +/- 6% a week.
Volatility Over Time: CNSL's weekly volatility (6%) has been stable over the past year.
About the Company
Consolidated Communications Holdings, Inc., together with its subsidiaries, provides telecommunications services to business and residential customers in the United States. It offers high-speed broadband Internet access and voice over Internet protocol (VoIP) phone services; commercial data connectivity services in select markets, including a portfolio of Ethernet services, software defined wide area network, multi-protocol label switching, and private line services; and wholesale services to regional and national interexchange and wireless carriers, including cellular backhaul, dark fiber, and other fiber transport solutions, as well as cloud-based services. The company also provides voice services that include local phone and long-distance service packages for business customers; and sells business equipment and provides related hardware and maintenance support, video, and other miscellaneous services.
Consolidated Communications Holdings Fundamentals Summary
|CNSL fundamental statistics|
Is CNSL overvalued?See Fair Value and valuation analysis
Earnings & Revenue
|CNSL income statement (TTM)|
|Cost of Revenue||US$570.72m|
Last Reported Earnings
Sep 30, 2021
Next Earnings Date
|Earnings per share (EPS)||-1.33|
|Net Profit Margin||-10.15%|
How did CNSL perform over the long term?See historical performance and comparison
Is Consolidated Communications Holdings 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: CNSL ($7.52) is trading below our estimate of fair value ($108.03)
Significantly Below Fair Value: CNSL is trading below fair value by more than 20%.
Price To Earnings Ratio
PE vs Industry: CNSL is unprofitable, so we can't compare its PE Ratio to the US Telecom industry average.
PE vs Market: CNSL 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 CNSL's PEG Ratio to determine if it is good value.
Price to Book Ratio
PB vs Industry: CNSL is good value based on its PB Ratio (1.9x) compared to the US Telecom industry average (2.6x).
How is Consolidated Communications Holdings forecast to perform in the next 1 to 3 years based on estimates from 3 analysts?
Forecasted annual earnings growth
Earnings and Revenue Growth Forecasts
Analyst Future Growth Forecasts
Earnings vs Savings Rate: CNSL is forecast to become profitable over the next 3 years, which is considered faster growth than the savings rate (2%).
Earnings vs Market: CNSL is forecast to become profitable over the next 3 years, which is considered above average market growth.
High Growth Earnings: CNSL's is expected to become profitable in the next 3 years.
Revenue vs Market: CNSL's revenue (1.5% per year) is forecast to grow slower than the US market (10.1% per year).
High Growth Revenue: CNSL's revenue (1.5% per year) is forecast to grow slower than 20% per year.
Earnings per Share Growth Forecasts
Future Return on Equity
Future ROE: CNSL is forecast to be unprofitable in 3 years.
How has Consolidated Communications Holdings performed over the past 5 years?
Historical annual earnings growth
Earnings and Revenue History
Quality Earnings: CNSL is currently unprofitable.
Growing Profit Margin: CNSL is currently unprofitable.
Past Earnings Growth Analysis
Earnings Trend: CNSL is unprofitable, and losses have increased over the past 5 years at a rate of 39% per year.
Accelerating Growth: Unable to compare CNSL's earnings growth over the past year to its 5-year average as it is currently unprofitable
Earnings vs Industry: CNSL is unprofitable, making it difficult to compare its past year earnings growth to the Telecom industry (36%).
Return on Equity
High ROE: CNSL has a negative Return on Equity (-31.99%), as it is currently unprofitable.
How is Consolidated Communications Holdings's financial position?
Financial Position Analysis
Short Term Liabilities: CNSL's short term assets ($471.2M) exceed its short term liabilities ($321.1M).
Long Term Liabilities: CNSL's short term assets ($471.2M) do not cover its long term liabilities ($3.0B).
Debt to Equity History and Analysis
Debt Level: CNSL's net debt to equity ratio (463.7%) is considered high.
Reducing Debt: CNSL's debt to equity ratio has reduced from 651.8% to 526.9% over the past 5 years.
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: CNSL has sufficient cash runway for more than 3 years based on its current free cash flow.
Forecast Cash Runway: Insufficient data to determine if CNSL has enough cash runway if its free cash flow continues to grow or shrink based on historical rates.
What is Consolidated Communications Holdings's current dividend yield, its reliability and sustainability?
Dividend Yield vs Market
Notable Dividend: Unable to evaluate CNSL's dividend yield against the bottom 25% of dividend payers, as the company has not reported any recent payouts.
High Dividend: Unable to evaluate CNSL'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 CNSL's dividends per share have been stable in the past.
Growing Dividend: Insufficient data to determine if CNSL's dividend payments have been increasing.
Current Payout to Shareholders
Dividend Coverage: CNSL is not paying a notable dividend for the US market.
Future Payout to Shareholders
Future Dividend Coverage: No need to calculate the sustainability of CNSL's dividend in 3 years as they are not forecast to pay a notable one for the US market.
How experienced are the management team and are they aligned to shareholders interests?
Average management tenure
Bob Udell (55 yo)
Mr. C. Robert Udell, Jr., also known as Bob, had been Chief Executive Officer and President of Fairpoint Communications, Inc. since July 3, 2017. He had been Director of Fairpoint Communications, Inc. sinc...
CEO Compensation Analysis
Compensation vs Market: Bob's total compensation ($USD3.42M) is above average for companies of similar size in the US market ($USD2.29M).
Compensation vs Earnings: Bob's compensation has increased whilst the company is unprofitable.
Experienced Management: CNSL's management team is considered experienced (2.8 years average tenure).
Experienced Board: CNSL's board of directors are considered experienced (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.
Recent Insider Transactions
Dilution of Shares: Shareholders have been diluted in the past year, with total shares outstanding growing by 24.4%.
Consolidated Communications Holdings, Inc.'s employee growth, exchange listings and data sources
- Name: Consolidated Communications Holdings, Inc.
- Ticker: CNSL
- Exchange: NasdaqGS
- Founded: 1894
- Industry: Integrated Telecommunication Services
- Sector: Telecom
- Market Cap: US$742.631m
- Shares outstanding: 98.75m
- Website: https://www.consolidated.com
Number of Employees
- Consolidated Communications Holdings, Inc.
- 121 South 17th Street
- United States
Company Analysis and Financial Data Status
|Data||Last Updated (UTC time)|
|Company Analysis||2021/12/01 00:02|
|End of Day Share Price||2021/11/30 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.