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Consolidated Communications Holdings

Nasdaq:CNSL
Snowflake Description

Average dividend payer and fair value.

The Snowflake is generated from 30 checks in 5 different areas, read more below.
CNSL
Nasdaq
$708M
Market Cap
  1. Home
  2. US
  3. Telecom
Company description

Consolidated Communications Holdings, Inc., through its subsidiaries, provides telecommunications services to business and residential customers in the United States. The last earnings update was 23 days ago. More info.


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CNSL Share Price and Events
7 Day Returns
-3.2%
NasdaqGS:CNSL
0.1%
US Telecom
1.2%
US Market
1 Year Returns
-11.2%
NasdaqGS:CNSL
-1.2%
US Telecom
3%
US Market
CNSL Shareholder Return
  7 Day 30 Day 90 Day 1 Year 3 Year 5 Year
Consolidated Communications Holdings (CNSL) -3.2% -5.1% 5.3% -11.2% -58.2% -48.7%
US Telecom 0.1% 2% 2.5% -1.2% -10.7% -2.5%
US Market 1.2% 2.1% 14.6% 3% 39% 43.5%
1 Year Return vs Industry and Market
  • CNSL underperformed the Telecom industry which returned -1.2% over the past year.
  • CNSL underperformed the Market in United States of America which returned 3% over the past year.
Price Volatility
CNSL
Industry
5yr Volatility vs Market
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CNSL Value

 Is Consolidated Communications Holdings undervalued based on future cash flows and its price relative to the stock market?

Value is all about what a company is worth versus what price it is available for. If you went into a grocery store and all the bananas were on sale at half price, they could be considered undervalued.
INTRINSIC VALUE BASED ON FUTURE CASH FLOWS
Here we compare the current share price of Consolidated Communications Holdings to its discounted cash flow analysis.value.

The discounted cash flow value is simply looking at what the company is worth today, based on estimates of how much money it is expected to make in the future.
Raw Data

Below are the data sources, inputs and calculation used to determine the intrinsic value for Consolidated Communications Holdings.

NasdaqGS:CNSL Discounted Cash Flow Data Sources
Data Point Source Value
Valuation Model 2 Stage Free Cash Flow to Equity
Levered Free Cash Flow Average of 4 Analyst Estimates (S&P Global) See below
Discount Rate (Cost of Equity) See below 9.9%
Perpetual Growth Rate 10-Year US Government Bond Rate 2.7%

An important part of a discounted cash flow is the discount rate, below we explain how it has been calculated.

Calculation of Discount Rate/ Cost of Equity for NasdaqGS:CNSL
Data Point Calculation/ Source Result
Risk-Free Rate 10-Year US Govt Bond Rate 2.7%
Equity Risk Premium S&P Global 6%
Telecom Unlevered Beta Simply Wall St/ S&P Global 0.36
Re-levered Beta = Unlevered beta (1 + (1- tax rate) (Debt/Equity))
= 0.36 (1 + (1- 21%) (330.46%))
1.201
Levered Beta Levered Beta limited to 0.8 to 2.0
(practical range for a stable firm)
1.2
Discount Rate/ Cost of Equity = Cost of Equity = Risk Free Rate + (Levered Beta * Equity Risk Premium)
= 2.73% + (1.201 * 5.96%)
9.89%

Discounted Cash Flow Calculation for NasdaqGS:CNSL using 2 Stage Free Cash Flow to Equity Model

The calculations below outline how an intrinsic value for Consolidated Communications Holdings is arrived at by discounting future cash flows to their present value using the 2 stage method. We try to start with analysts estimates of free cash flow, however if these are not available we use the most recent financial results. In the 1st stage we continue to grow the free cash flow over a 10 year period, with the growth rate trending towards the perpetual growth rate used in the 2nd stage. The 2nd stage assumes the company grows at a stable rate into perpetuity.

NasdaqGS:CNSL DCF 1st Stage: Next 10 year cash flow forecast
Levered FCF (USD, Millions) Source Present Value
Discounted (@ 9.89%)
2019 137.30 Analyst x3 124.95
2020 146.03 Analyst x3 120.93
2021 157.09 Analyst x1 118.39
2022 165.98 Analyst x1 113.83
2023 172.16 Analyst x1 107.45
2024 177.97 Est @ 3.38% 101.09
2025 183.64 Est @ 3.18% 94.92
2026 189.24 Est @ 3.05% 89.01
2027 194.82 Est @ 2.95% 83.40
2028 200.44 Est @ 2.89% 78.08
Present value of next 10 years cash flows $1,032.05
NasdaqGS:CNSL DCF 2nd Stage: Terminal Value
Calculation Result
Terminal Value = FCF2028 × (1 + g) ÷ (Discount Rate – g)
= $200.44 × (1 + 2.73%) ÷ (9.89% – 2.73%)
$2,877.40
Present Value of Terminal Value = Terminal Value ÷ (1 + r)10
= $2,877.40 ÷ (1 + 9.89%)10
$1,120.89
NasdaqGS:CNSL Total Equity Value
Calculation Result
Total Equity Value = Present value of next 10 years cash flows + Terminal Value
= $1,032.05 + $1,120.89
$2,152.94
Equity Value per Share
(USD)
= Total value / Shares Outstanding
= $2,152.94 / 71.19
$30.24
NasdaqGS:CNSL Discount to Share Price
Calculation Result
Value per share (USD) From above. $30.24
Current discount Discount to share price of $9.95
= -1 x ($9.95 - $30.24) / $30.24
67.1%

Learn more about our DCF calculations in Simply Wall St’s analysis model .

Current Discount
Amount off the current price Consolidated Communications Holdings is available for.
Intrinsic value
>50%
Share price is $9.95 vs Future cash flow value of $30.24
Current Discount Checks
For Consolidated Communications Holdings to be considered undervalued it must be available for at least 20% below the current price. Less than 40% is even better.
  • Consolidated Communications Holdings's share price is below the future cash flow value, and at a moderate discount (> 20%).
  • Consolidated Communications Holdings's share price is below the future cash flow value, and at a substantial discount (> 40%).
PRICE RELATIVE TO MARKET
We can also value a company based on what the stock market is willing to pay for it. This is similar to the price of fruit (e.g. Mangoes or Avocados) increasing when they are out of season, or how much your home is worth.

The amount the stock market is willing to pay for Consolidated Communications Holdings's earnings, growth and assets is considered below, and whether this is a fair price.
Price based on past earnings
Are Consolidated Communications Holdings's earnings available for a low price, and how does this compare to other companies in the same industry?
Raw Data
NasdaqGS:CNSL PE (Price to Earnings) Ratio Data Sources
Data Point Source Value
Earnings Per Share * Company Filings (2018-12-31) in USD $-0.73
NasdaqGS:CNSL Share Price ** NasdaqGS (2019-03-20) in USD $9.95
United States of America Telecom Industry PE Ratio Median Figure of 17 Publicly-Listed Telecom Companies 16.95x
United States of America Market PE Ratio Median Figure of 3,058 Publicly-Listed Companies 17.69x

* Trailing twelve months (TTM) annual GAAP earnings per share excluding extraordinary items.

** Primary Listing of Consolidated Communications Holdings.

NasdaqGS:CNSL PE (Price to Earnings) Ratio Calculation
Calculation Outcome
PE Ratio

= NasdaqGS:CNSL Share Price ÷ EPS (both in USD)

= 9.95 ÷ -0.73

-13.6x

Learn more about our ratios and growth rates in Simply Wall St’s analysis model >

  • Consolidated Communications Holdings is loss making, we can't compare its value to the US Telecom industry average.
  • Consolidated Communications Holdings is loss making, we can't compare the value of its earnings to the United States of America market.
Price based on expected Growth
Does Consolidated Communications Holdings's expected growth come at a high price?
Raw Data
NasdaqGS:CNSL PEG (Price to Earnings to Growth) Ratio Data Sources
Data Point Source Value
PE Ratio See PE Ratio Section -13.6x
Net Income Annual Growth Rate See Future Growth Section.
Line of Best Fit* through Consensus Estimate Earnings of 4 Analysts
48.9%per year
United States of America Telecom Industry PEG Ratio Median Figure of 8 Publicly-Listed Telecom Companies 1.16x
United States of America Market PEG Ratio Median Figure of 2,103 Publicly-Listed Companies 1.48x

*Line of best fit is calculated by linear regression .

Learn more about our ratios and growth rates in Simply Wall St’s analysis model >

  • Unable to calculate PEG ratio for Consolidated Communications Holdings, we can't assess if its growth is good value.
Price based on value of assets
What value do investors place on Consolidated Communications Holdings's assets?
Raw Data
NasdaqGS:CNSL PB (Price to Book) Ratio Data Sources
Data Point Source Value
Book Value per Share Company Filings (2018-12-31) in USD $5.76
NasdaqGS:CNSL Share Price * NasdaqGS (2019-03-20) in USD $9.95
United States of America Telecom Industry PB Ratio Median Figure of 32 Publicly-Listed Telecom Companies 1.84x
United States of America Market PB Ratio Median Figure of 5,156 Publicly-Listed Companies 1.89x
NasdaqGS:CNSL PB (Price to Book) Ratio Calculation
Calculation Outcome
PB Ratio

= NasdaqGS:CNSL Share Price ÷ Book Value per Share (both in USD)

= 9.95 ÷ 5.76

1.73x

* Primary Listing of Consolidated Communications Holdings.

Learn more about our ratios and growth rates in Simply Wall St’s analysis model >

  • Consolidated Communications Holdings is good value based on assets compared to the US Telecom industry average.
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Value checks
We assess Consolidated Communications Holdings's value by looking at:
  1. Is the discounted cash flow value less than 20%, or 40% of the share price? (2 checks) ( Click here or on bar chart for details of DCF calculation. )
  2. Is the PE ratio less than the market average, and/ or less than the Telecom industry average (and greater than 0)? (2 checks)
  3. Is the PEG ratio within a reasonable range (0 to 1)? (1 check)
  4. Is the PB ratio less than the Telecom industry average (and greater than 0)? (1 check)
  5. Consolidated Communications Holdings has a total score of 3/6, see the detailed checks below.

    Note: We use GAAP Earnings per Share in all our calculations including PE and PEG Ratio.

    Full details on the Value part of the Simply Wall St company analysis model.

CNSL Future Performance

 How is Consolidated Communications Holdings expected to perform in the next 1 to 3 years based on estimates from 4 analysts?

The future performance of a company is measured in the same way as past performance, by looking at estimated growth and how much profit it is expected to make.

Future estimates come from professional analysts. Just like forecasting the weather, they don’t always get it right!
Annual Growth Rate
48.9%
Expected annual growth in earnings.
Earnings growth vs Low Risk Savings
Is Consolidated Communications Holdings expected to grow at an attractive rate?
  • Unable to compare Consolidated Communications Holdings's earnings growth to the low risk savings rate as it is expected to be loss making during the next 1-3 years.
Growth vs Market Checks
  • Unable to compare Consolidated Communications Holdings's earnings growth to the United States of America market average as it is expected to be loss making during the next 1-3 years.
  • Consolidated Communications Holdings's revenues are expected to decrease over the next 1-3 years, this is below the United States of America market average.
Annual Growth Rates Comparison
Raw Data
NasdaqGS:CNSL Future Growth Rates Data Sources
Data Point Source Value (per year)
NasdaqGS:CNSL Future Earnings Growth Rate Line of Best Fit* through Consensus Estimate Earnings of 4 Analysts 48.9%
NasdaqGS:CNSL Future Revenue Growth Rate Line of Best Fit* through Consensus Estimate Revenue of 4 Analysts -2.5%
United States of America Telecom Industry Earnings Growth Rate Market Cap Weighted Average 6.9%
United States of America Telecom Industry Revenue Growth Rate Market Cap Weighted Average 1.8%
United States of America Market Earnings Growth Rate Market Cap Weighted Average 14.3%
United States of America Market Revenue Growth Rate Market Cap Weighted Average 7.1%

*Line of best fit is calculated by linear regression .

Industry and Market average data is calculated daily.

Learn more about our growth rate calculations in Simply Wall St’s analysis model.

Analysts growth expectations
Raw Data
NasdaqGS:CNSL Analysts Growth Expectations Data Sources
Data Point Source Value
Past Financials Company Filings (2 months ago) See Below
Future Estimates Average of up to 4 Analyst Estimates (S&P Global) See Below
All numbers in USD Millions and using Trailing twelve months (TTM) annual period rather than quarterly.
NasdaqGS:CNSL Future Estimates Data
Date (Data in USD Millions) Revenue Cash Flow Net Income * Avg. No. Analysts
2023-12-31 1,244 365 1
2022-12-31 1,261 361 1
2021-12-31 1,282 356 1
2020-12-31 1,312 363 -21 4
2019-12-31 1,345 341 -26 4
NasdaqGS:CNSL Past Financials Data
Date (Data in USD Millions) Revenue Cash Flow Net Income *
2018-12-31 1,399 357 -52
2018-09-30 1,411 349 62
2018-06-30 1,426 311 49
2018-03-31 1,246 249 57
2017-12-31 1,060 210 65
2017-09-30 879 170 -35
2017-06-30 707 196 0
2017-03-31 724 210 3
2016-12-31 743 218 14
2016-09-30 755 225 19
2016-06-30 758 239 15
2016-03-31 772 226 -1

*GAAP earnings excluding extraordinary items.

Super high growth metrics
High Growth Checks
  • Consolidated Communications Holdings is not considered high growth as it is expected to be loss making for the next 1-3 years.
  • Consolidated Communications Holdings's revenue is expected to decrease over the next 1-3 years, this is not considered high growth.
Past and Future Earnings per Share
The accuracy of the analysts who estimate the future performance data can be gauged below. We look back 3 years and see if they were any good at predicting what actually occurred. We also show the highest and lowest estimates looking forward to see if there is a wide range.
Raw Data
NasdaqGS:CNSL Past and Future Earnings per Share
Data Point Source Value
Past Financials Company Filings (2 months ago) See Below
Future Estimates Average of up to 4 Analyst Estimates (S&P Global) See Below

All data from Consolidated Communications Holdings Company Filings, last reported 2 months ago, and in Trailing twelve months (TTM) annual period rather than quarterly.

NasdaqGS:CNSL Future Estimates Data
Date (Data in USD Millions) EPS * EPS High Estimate EPS Low Estimate Avg. No. Analysts
2023-12-31
2022-12-31
2021-12-31
2020-12-31 -0.08 -0.08 -0.08 1.00
2019-12-31 -0.24 -0.24 -0.24 1.00
NasdaqGS:CNSL Past Financials Data
Date (Data in USD Millions) EPS *
2018-12-31 -0.73
2018-09-30 0.88
2018-06-30 0.69
2018-03-31 0.87
2017-12-31 1.07
2017-09-30 -0.64
2017-06-30 0.00
2017-03-31 0.06
2016-12-31 0.29
2016-09-30 0.38
2016-06-30 0.30
2016-03-31 -0.02

*GAAP earnings excluding extraordinary items.

Performance in 3 years
In the same way as past performance we look at the future estimated return (profit) compared to the available funds. We do this looking forward 3 years.
  • Unable to establish if Consolidated Communications Holdings will efficiently use shareholders’ funds in the future without estimates of Return on Equity.
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Future performance checks
We assess Consolidated Communications Holdings's future performance by looking at:
  1. Is the annual earnings growth rate expected to beat the low risk savings rate, plus a premium to keep pace with inflation?
  2. Is the annual earnings growth rate expected to beat the average growth rate in earnings of the United States of America market? (1 check)
  3. Is the annual revenue growth rate expected to beat the average growth rate in revenue of the United States of America market? (1 check)
  4. Is the annual earnings growth rate expected to be above 20%? (1 check)
  5. Is the annual revenue growth rate expected to be above 20%? (1 check)
  6. Is the Return on Equity in 3 years expected to be over 20%? (1 check)
Some of the above checks will fail if the company is expected to be loss making in the relevant year.
Consolidated Communications Holdings has a total score of 0/6, see the detailed checks below.

Note 1: We use GAAP Net Income Excluding Exceptional Items for our Earnings in all our calculations.

Full details on the Future part of the Simply Wall St company analysis model.

CNSL Past Performance

  How has Consolidated Communications Holdings performed over the past 5 years?

The past performance of a company can be measured by how much growth it has experienced and how much profit it makes relative to the funds and assets it has available.
Past earnings growth
Below we compare Consolidated Communications Holdings's growth in the last year to its industry (Telecom).
Past Earnings growth analysis
We also check if the company has grown in the past 5 years, and whether it has maintained that growth in the year.
  • Consolidated Communications Holdings does not make a profit even though their year on year earnings growth rate was positive over the past 5 years.
  • Unable to compare Consolidated Communications Holdings's 1-year earnings growth to the 5-year average as it is not currently profitable.
  • Unable to compare Consolidated Communications Holdings's 1-year growth to the US Telecom industry average as it is not currently profitable.
Earnings and Revenue History
Consolidated Communications Holdings's revenue and profit over the past 5 years is shown below, any years where they have experienced a loss will show up in red.
Raw Data

All data from Consolidated Communications Holdings Company Filings, last reported 2 months ago, and in Trailing twelve months (TTM) annual period rather than quarterly.

NasdaqGS:CNSL Past Revenue, Cash Flow and Net Income Data
Date (Data in USD Millions) Revenue Net Income * G+A Expenses R&D Expenses
2018-12-31 1,399.07 -51.64 322.08
2018-09-30 1,410.68 62.22 332.72
2018-06-30 1,425.95 48.78 344.19
2018-03-31 1,245.68 56.80 298.65
2017-12-31 1,059.57 64.58 249.40
2017-09-30 879.13 -35.29 200.47
2017-06-30 707.35 0.17 149.51
2017-03-31 724.27 2.96 152.74
2016-12-31 743.18 14.41 158.49
2016-09-30 755.45 19.23 160.89
2016-06-30 757.87 14.94 164.82
2016-03-31 772.01 -0.84 169.32
2015-12-31 775.74 -0.88 171.03
2015-09-30 773.56 -16.36 172.23
2015-06-30 728.64 -11.46 161.04
2015-03-31 678.67 14.03 150.45
2014-12-31 635.74 14.52 140.64
2014-09-30 597.68 28.38 132.97
2014-06-30 599.41 31.03 134.03
2014-03-31 599.70 30.71 134.68
2013-12-31 601.58 29.17 135.41
2013-09-30 607.47 28.62 136.01
2013-06-30 607.72 16.95 137.03
2013-03-31 542.95 9.72 122.79
2012-12-31 477.88 4.08 108.16
2012-09-30 417.68 9.38 92.59
2012-06-30 359.21 16.60 79.01
2012-03-31 365.27 19.73 79.03

*GAAP earnings excluding extraordinary items.

Performance last year
We want to ensure a company is making the most of what it has available. This is done by comparing the return (profit) to a company's available funds, assets and capital.
  • It is difficult to establish if Consolidated Communications Holdings has efficiently used shareholders’ funds last year (Return on Equity greater than 20%) as it is loss-making.
  • Consolidated Communications Holdings used its assets less efficiently than the US Telecom industry average last year based on Return on Assets.
  • It is difficult to establish if Consolidated Communications Holdings improved its use of capital last year versus 3 years ago (Return on Capital Employed) as it is currently loss-making.
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Past performance checks
We assess Consolidated Communications Holdings's performance over the past 5 years by checking for:
  1. Has earnings increased in past 5 years? (1 check)
  2. Has the earnings growth in the last year exceeded that of the Telecom industry? (1 check)
  3. Is the recent earnings growth over the last year higher than the average annual growth over the past 5 years? (1 check)
  4. Is the Return on Equity (ROE) higher than 20%? (1 check)
  5. Is the Return on Assets (ROA) above industry average? (1 check)
  6. Has the Return on Capital Employed (ROCE) increased from 3 years ago? (1 check)
The above checks will fail if the company has reported a loss in the most recent earnings report. Some checks require at least 3 or 5 years worth of data.
Consolidated Communications Holdings has a total score of 0/6, see the detailed checks below.

Note: We use GAAP Net Income excluding extraordinary items in all our calculations.

Full details on the Past part of the Simply Wall St company analysis model.

CNSL Health

 How is Consolidated Communications Holdings's financial health and their level of debt?

A company's financial position is much like your own financial position, it includes everything you own (assets) and owe (liabilities).

The boxes below represent the relative size of what makes up Consolidated Communications Holdings's finances.

The net worth of a company is the difference between its assets and liabilities.
Net Worth
  • Consolidated Communications Holdings's short term (1 year) commitments are greater than its holdings of cash and other short term assets.
  • Consolidated Communications Holdings's long term commitments exceed its cash and other short term assets.
Balance sheet
This treemap shows a more detailed breakdown of Consolidated Communications Holdings's finances. If any of them are yellow this indicates they may be out of proportion and red means they relate to one of the checks below.
Assets
Liabilities and shares
The 'shares' portion represents any funds contributed by the owners (shareholders) and any profits.
  • High level of physical assets or inventory.
  • Debt is not covered by short term assets, assets are 0.1x debt.
Historical Debt
Nearly all companies have debt. Debt in itself isn’t bad, however if the debt is too high, or the company can’t afford to pay the interest on its debts this may have impacts in the future.

The graphic below shows equity (available funds) and debt, we ideally want to see the red area (debt) decreasing.

If there is any debt we look at the companies capability to repay it, and whether the level has increased over the past 5 years.
Raw Data

All data from Consolidated Communications Holdings Company Filings, last reported 2 months ago.

NasdaqGS:CNSL Past Debt and Equity Data
Date (Data in USD Millions) Total Equity Total Debt Cash & Short Term Investments
2018-12-31 415.65 2,340.70 12.06
2018-09-30 488.54 2,334.61 6.81
2018-06-30 514.32 2,341.32 10.85
2018-03-31 544.10 2,352.24 11.83
2017-12-31 573.94 2,343.00 15.66
2017-09-30 501.65 2,346.11 23.31
2017-06-30 133.18 1,399.97 15.86
2017-03-31 156.75 1,391.61 26.63
2016-12-31 176.26 1,392.35 27.08
2016-09-30 211.52 1,393.28 33.40
2016-06-30 222.39 1,393.57 24.56
2016-03-31 240.28 1,388.59 24.46
2015-12-31 250.70 1,390.10 15.88
2015-09-30 270.23 1,418.29 23.85
2015-06-30 286.13 1,418.26 6.95
2015-03-31 320.58 1,371.32 9.34
2014-12-31 330.83 1,352.31 6.68
2014-09-30 134.84 1,418.62 4.89
2014-06-30 141.60 1,219.53 4.88
2014-03-31 146.21 1,217.07 6.83
2013-12-31 152.34 1,224.50 5.55
2013-09-30 124.17 1,214.94 6.29
2013-06-30 126.58 1,227.40 3.52
2013-03-31 130.85 1,219.99 8.62
2012-12-31 136.11 1,224.93 17.85
2012-09-30 163.77 1,222.02 24.78
2012-06-30 32.65 1,191.72 84.98
2012-03-31 40.05 896.84 98.49
  • Consolidated Communications Holdings's level of debt (563.1%) compared to net worth is high (greater than 40%).
  • The level of debt compared to net worth has been reduced over the past 5 years (804.1% vs 563.1% today).
  • Debt is not well covered by operating cash flow (15.3%, less than 20% of total debt).
  • Consolidated Communications Holdings is making a loss, therefore interest payments are not well covered by earnings.
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Financial health checks
We assess Consolidated Communications Holdings's financial health by checking for:
  1. Are short term assets greater than short term liabilities? (1 check)
  2. Are short term assets greater than long term liabilities? (1 check)
  3. Has the debt to equity ratio increased in the past 5 years? (1 check)
  4. Is the debt to equity ratio over 40%? (1 check)
  5. Is the debt covered by operating cash flow? (1 check)
  6. Are earnings greater than 5x the interest on debt (if company pays interest at all)? (1 check)
  7. Consolidated Communications Holdings has a total score of 1/6, see the detailed checks below.
For companies that are loss making and have been so on average in the past we replace the last 2 checks with:
  1. Does cash and short term investments cover stable operating expenses (recurring G&A and R&D) for more than 3 years? (1 check)
  2. Does cash and short term investments cover growing operating expenses (recurring G&A and R&D) for more than 3 years? (1 check)


Full details on the Health part of the Simply Wall St company analysis model.

CNSL Dividends

 What is Consolidated Communications Holdings's current dividend yield, its reliability and sustainability?

Dividends are regular cash payments to you from the company, similar to a bank paying you interest on a savings account.
Annual Dividend Income
Dividend payments
15.57%
Current annual income from Consolidated Communications Holdings dividends. Estimated to be 15.58% next year.
If you bought $2,000 of Consolidated Communications Holdings shares you are expected to receive $311 in your first year as a dividend.
Dividend Amount
Here we look how much dividend is being paid, if any. Is it above what you can get in a savings account? It is up there with the best dividend paying companies?
  • Consolidated Communications Holdings's pays a higher dividend yield than the bottom 25% of dividend payers in United States of America (1.45%).
  • Consolidated Communications Holdings's dividend is above the markets top 25% of dividend payers in United States of America (3.64%).
Upcoming dividend payment

Purchase Consolidated Communications Holdings on or before the 'Buy Limit' to receive their next dividend payment.

Dividends are usually paid every 3 or 6 months, you can time your share purchase to take advantage of upcoming dividend payments.
Dividend payment calendar
Annualized Historical and Future Dividends
It is important to see if the dividend for a company is stable, and not wildly increasing/decreasing each year. This graph shows you the historical rate to count toward your assessment of the stock.

We also check to see if the dividend has increased in the past 10 years.
Raw Data
NasdaqGS:CNSL Annualized Past and Future Dividends
Data Point Source Value
Past Annualized Dividend Yield S&P Global Market Data See Below
Past Dividends per Share Company Filings/ Annualized Dividend Payments See Below
Future Dividends per Share Estimates Average of up to 4 Analyst Estimates (S&P Global) See Below
United States of America Telecom Industry Average Dividend Yield Market Cap Weighted Average of 10 Stocks 5.5%
United States of America Market Average Dividend Yield Market Cap Weighted Average of 2004 Stocks 2.5%
United States of America Minimum Threshold Dividend Yield 10th Percentile 0.8%
United States of America Bottom 25% Dividend Yield 25th Percentile 1.4%
United States of America Top 25% Dividend Yield 75th Percentile 3.6%

Industry and Market average data is calculated daily.

Note all dividend per share amounts are annualized and not quarterly or other period.

NasdaqGS:CNSL Future Dividends Estimate Data
Date (Data in $) Dividend per Share (annual) Avg. No. Analysts
2023-12-31 1.55 1.00
2022-12-31 1.55 1.00
2021-12-31 1.55 2.00
2020-12-31 1.55 4.00
2019-12-31 1.55 4.00
NasdaqGS:CNSL Past Annualized Dividends Data
Date (Data in $) Dividend per share (annual) Avg. Yield (%)
2019-02-19 1.550 15.333
2018-10-30 1.550 13.682
2018-07-30 1.550 12.589
2018-05-01 1.550 12.787
2018-02-26 1.550 13.541
2017-10-31 1.550 12.051
2017-08-01 1.550 8.146
2017-05-02 1.550 7.722
2017-02-17 1.550 6.543
2016-11-01 1.550 5.831
2016-08-01 1.550 6.288
2016-05-02 1.550 5.968
2016-02-22 1.550 6.516
2015-11-03 1.550 7.507
2015-08-03 1.550 7.711
2015-05-05 1.550 7.552
2014-10-27 1.550 6.512
2014-07-29 1.550 6.321
2014-05-01 1.550 7.412
2014-02-25 1.550 7.887
2013-11-04 1.550 8.055
2013-08-05 1.550 8.855
2013-05-08 1.550 8.787
2013-03-01 1.550 8.856
2012-10-31 1.550 9.740
2012-08-02 1.550 9.379
2012-05-03 1.550 9.912
2012-03-01 1.550 8.027
2011-11-02 1.550 8.257
2011-08-04 1.550 8.487
2011-05-04 1.550 8.203
2011-03-01 1.550 8.530
2010-11-04 1.550 8.375
2010-08-06 1.550 8.613
2010-08-05 1.550 8.999
2010-05-06 1.550 8.914
2010-03-04 1.550 8.282
2009-11-05 1.550 9.584
2009-08-06 1.550 10.455
2009-05-07 1.550 13.572
2009-03-23 1.550 13.953

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  • Dividends per share have been stable in the past 10 years.
  • Dividends per share have increased over the past 10 years.
Current Payout to shareholders
What portion of Consolidated Communications Holdings's earnings are paid to the shareholders as a dividend.
  • The company is paying a dividend however it is incurring a loss.
Future Payout to shareholders
  • The company is expected to pay a dividend in 3 years whilst incurring a loss, therefore the dividend is not expected to be well covered.
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Income/ dividend checks
We assess Consolidated Communications Holdings's dividend by checking for:
  1. Firstly is the company paying a notable dividend (greater than 0.8%) - if not then the rest of the checks are ignored.
  2. Is current dividend yield above the bottom 25% of dividend payers? (1 check)
  3. Is current dividend yield above the top 25% of dividend payers? (1 check)
  4. Have they paid a dividend for 10 years, and during this period has the dividend been volatile (drop of more than 25%)? (1 check)
  5. If they have paid a dividend for 10 years has it increased in this time? (1 check)
  6. How sustainable is the dividend, can Consolidated Communications Holdings afford to pay it from its earnings today and in 3 years (Payout ratio less than 90%)? (2 checks)
  7. Consolidated Communications Holdings has a total score of 4/6, see the detailed checks below.


Full details on the Dividends part of the Simply Wall St company analysis model.

CNSL Management

 What is the CEO of Consolidated Communications Holdings's salary, the management and board of directors tenure and is there insider trading?

Management is one of the most important areas of a company. We look at unreasonable CEO compensation, how long the team and board of directors have been around for and insider trading.
CEO
Bob Udell
COMPENSATION $2,116,183
AGE 52
TENURE AS CEO 4.2 years
CEO Bio

Mr. C. Robert Udell, Jr., also known as Bob, has been Chief Executive Officer and President of Fairpoint Communications, Inc. since July 3, 2017. Mr. Udell has been President and Chief Operating Officer of Enventis Corporation since October 16, 2014. Mr. Udell has been President of Consolidated Communications Holdings Inc. since November 4, 2013 and has been its Chief Executive Officer since January 1, 2015. He served as the Chief Operating Officer of Consolidated Communications Holdings, Inc. (Formerly Consolidated Communications Illinois Holdings Inc). since May 19, 2011 until December 31, 2014. Mr. Udell served as President of Texas Telephone Operations of Consolidated Communications Holdings Inc. and also served as its Senior Vice President since 2004 until November 2013. He was responsible for Local Exchange Carrier operations in Texas, network operations, engineering, regulatory and supply chain management for Consolidated Communications. Mr. Udell served as an Executive Vice President of Business Development, Regulatory & Administration and Chief Operating Officer at Txu Communications Telecom Services Company. He has more than 15 years of telecommunications leadership experience at large- and mid-sized local exchange companies. Mr. Udell served in several leadership roles at Consolidated Communications and McLeodUSA, including Senior Vice President of Network Services and Vice President and General Manager of Consolidated Communications's Indiana operations. From 1999 to 2004, he served in various capacities at the predecessor of CCI Texas, including Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer. He serves as the Chairman of East Texas Fiber Line Incorporated. Prior to joining the predecessor of CCI Texas in March 1999. Mr. Udell served at the predecessor of CCI from 1993 to 1999 in a variety of senior roles including Senior Vice President, Network Operations and Engineering. He has been Director of Fairpoint Communications, Inc. since July 3, 2017. He has been a Director of Consolidated Communications Holdings Inc. since November 4, 2013. Mr. Udell is a graduate of the University of Pittsburgh, where he received his Bachelor's Degree in Electrical Engineering. He has an MBA from Katz Graduate School of Business, at the University of Pittsburgh and completed the Advanced Technology Innovations Program at Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh.

CEO Compensation
  • Bob's compensation has increased whilst company is loss making.
  • Bob's remuneration is about average for companies of similar size in United States of America.
Management Team Tenure

Average tenure and age of the Consolidated Communications Holdings management team in years:

0.8
Average Tenure
58
Average Age
  • The average tenure for the Consolidated Communications Holdings management team is less than 2 years, this suggests a new team.
Management Team

Bob Currey

TITLE
Executive Chairman
COMPENSATION
$393K
AGE
72

Bob Udell

TITLE
President
COMPENSATION
$2M
AGE
52
TENURE
4.2 yrs

Steve Childers

TITLE
CFO & Chief Accounting Officer
COMPENSATION
$1M
AGE
62
TENURE
14.9 yrs

Gabe Waggoner

TITLE
Executive Vice President of Operations
TENURE
0.8 yrs

Tom White

TITLE
Chief Technology Officer

John Lunny

TITLE
Chief Information Officer
AGE
54

Garrett Van Osdell

TITLE
VP of Legal & Corporate Secretary
TENURE
0.2 yrs

Jennifer Spaude

TITLE
Vice President of Corporate Communications

Ryan Whitlock

TITLE
Senior VP of Operations
TENURE
0.2 yrs

Michael Smith

TITLE
Chief Revenue Officer
Board of Directors Tenure

Average tenure and age of the Consolidated Communications Holdings board of directors in years:

6.1
Average Tenure
69
Average Age
  • The tenure for the Consolidated Communications Holdings board of directors is about average.
Board of Directors

Bob Currey

TITLE
Executive Chairman
COMPENSATION
$393K
AGE
72
TENURE
5.3 yrs

Bob Udell

TITLE
President
COMPENSATION
$2M
AGE
52
TENURE
5.3 yrs

Maribeth Rahe

TITLE
Director
COMPENSATION
$128K
AGE
69
TENURE
13.7 yrs

Roger Moore

TITLE
Director
COMPENSATION
$121K
AGE
76
TENURE
13.7 yrs

Timothy Taron

TITLE
Director
COMPENSATION
$118K
AGE
68
TENURE
6.7 yrs

Dick Lumpkin

TITLE
Founding Director
COMPENSATION
$100K
AGE
83
TENURE
17.2 yrs

Tom Gerke

TITLE
Director
COMPENSATION
$108K
AGE
62
TENURE
6.1 yrs

Dale Parker

TITLE
Director
COMPENSATION
$104K
AGE
67
TENURE
4.4 yrs

Wayne Wilson

TITLE
Director
COMPENSATION
$64K
AGE
69
TENURE
1.7 yrs
Who owns this company?
Recent Insider Trading
  • No 3 month insider trading information.
Recent Insider Transactions
Announced Type Name Entity Role Start End Shares Max Price ($) Value ($)
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Management checks
We assess Consolidated Communications Holdings's management by checking for:
  1. Is the CEO's compensation unreasonable compared to market cap? (1 check)
  2. Has the CEO's compensation increased more than 20% whilst the EPS is down more then 20%? (1 check)
  3. Is the average tenure of the management team less than 2 years? (1 check)
  4. Is the average tenure of the board of directors team less than 3 years? (1 check)
  5. Consolidated Communications Holdings has a total score of 0/6, this is not included on the snowflake, see the detailed checks below.


Note: We use the top 6 management executives and board members in our calculations.

Note 2: Insider trading include any internal stakeholders and these transactions .

Full details on the Management part of the Simply Wall St company analysis model.

CNSL News

Simply Wall St News

Should You Be Pleased About The CEO Pay At Consolidated Communications Holdings, Inc.'s (NASDAQ:CNSL)

Bob Udell became the CEO of Consolidated Communications Holdings, Inc. … This report will, first, examine the CEO compensation levels in comparison to CEO compensation at companies of similar size. … How Does Bob Udell's Compensation Compare With Similar Sized Companies?

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Is Consolidated Communications Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ:CNSL) A Volatile Stock?

Some investors use beta as a measure of how much a certain stock is impacted by market risk (volatility). … A stock with a beta below one is either less volatile than the market, or more volatile but not corellated with the overall market. … In comparison a stock with a beta of over one tends to be move in a similar direction to the market in the long term, but with greater changes in price.

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What Kind Of Shareholder Appears On The Consolidated Communications Holdings, Inc.'s (NASDAQ:CNSL) Shareholder Register?

A look at the shareholders of Consolidated Communications Holdings, Inc. … Large companies usually have institutions as shareholders, and we usually see insiders owning shares in smaller companies. … Consolidated Communications Holdings is a smaller company with a market capitalization of US$783m, so it may still be flying under the radar of many institutional investors.

Simply Wall St -

Taking A Look At Consolidated Communications Holdings Inc's (NASDAQ:CNSL) ROE

We'll use ROE to examine Consolidated Communications Holdings Inc (NASDAQ:CNSL), by way of a worked example. … Our data shows Consolidated Communications Holdings has a return on equity of 13% for the last year. … View our latest analysis for Consolidated Communications Holdings?

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Does Consolidated Communications Holdings Inc's (NASDAQ:CNSL) CEO Pay Compare Well With Peers?

This analysis aims first to contrast CEO compensation with other companies that have similar market capitalization. … How Does Bob Udell's Compensation Compare With Similar Sized Companies. … Our data indicates that Consolidated Communications Holdings Inc is worth US$861m, and total annual CEO compensation is US$2m.

Simply Wall St -

How Did Consolidated Communications Holdings Inc's (NASDAQ:CNSL) 10.62% ROE Fare Against The Industry?

and want to begin learning the link between Consolidated Communications Holdings Inc (NASDAQ:CNSL)’s return fundamentals and stock market performance. … Consolidated Communications Holdings Inc (NASDAQ:CNSL) delivered an ROE of 10.62% over the past 12 months, which is relatively in-line with its industry average of 11.99% during the same period. … But what is more interesting is whether CNSL can sustain or improve on this level of return.

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Does Consolidated Communications Holdings Inc's (NASDAQ:CNSL) PE Ratio Warrant A Buy?

and want to begin learning the link between Consolidated Communications Holdings Inc (NASDAQ:CNSL)’s fundamentals and stock market performance. … Consolidated Communications Holdings Inc (NASDAQ:CNSL) is currently trading at a trailing P/E of 14.7x, which is lower than the industry average of 16x. … See our latest analysis for Consolidated Communications Holdings

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Have Investors Priced In Consolidated Communications Holdings Inc's (NASDAQ:CNSL) Growth?

Let’s take a look at Consolidated Communications Holdings’s outlook and value based on the most recent financial data to see if there are any catalysts for a price change. … Great news for investors – Consolidated Communications Holdings is still trading at a fairly cheap price. … Buying a great company with a robust outlook at a cheap price is always a good investment, so let’s also take a look at the company's future expectations.

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Should You Buy Consolidated Communications Holdings Inc (NASDAQ:CNSL) At This PE Ratio?

Formula Price-Earnings Ratio = Price per share ÷ Earnings per share P/E Calculation for CNSL Price per share = $10.47 Earnings per share = $1.07 ∴ Price-Earnings Ratio = $10.47 ÷ $1.07 = 9.8x On its own, the P/E ratio doesn’t tell you much; however, it becomes extremely useful when you compare it with other similar companies. … For example, if you accidentally compared higher growth firms with CNSL, then CNSL’s P/E would naturally be lower since investors would reward its peers’ higher growth with a higher price. … Alternatively, if you inadvertently compared less risky firms with CNSL, CNSL’s P/E would again be lower since investors would reward its peers’ lower risk with a higher price as well.

Simply Wall St -

What Should You Know About Consolidated Communications Holdings Inc's (NASDAQ:CNSL) Future?

After Consolidated Communications Holdings Inc's (NASDAQ:CNSL) earnings announcement in December 2017, analyst consensus outlook seem pessimistic, with earnings expected to turn negative in the upcoming year. … However, this outlook is not unsubstantiated given the negative earnings growth rate over the past five years on average. … Currently with a profit of US$64.58M, the consensus growth rate suggests that earnings will drop to -US$22.25M by 2019.

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CNSL Company Info

Description

Consolidated Communications Holdings, Inc., through 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 to small, medium, and large business customers; 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. 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, as well as rents customer premises equipment. In addition, it offers video services, which consist of high-definition television, digital video recorders (DVR), and/or a whole home DVR; other in-demand streaming content; and network access services, including interstate and intrastate switched access, network special access, and end user access. Further, the company engages in telephone directory publishing, video advertising, billing and support services, and other miscellaneous activities. As of December 31, 2018, it had approximately 902 thousand voice connections, 779 thousand data connections, and 93 thousand video connections. The company serves customers in consumer, commercial, and carrier channels. Consolidated Communications Holdings, Inc. was founded in 1894 and is headquartered in Mattoon, Illinois.

Details
Name: Consolidated Communications Holdings, Inc.
CNSL
Exchange: NasdaqGS
Founded: 1894
$708,313,644
71,187,301
Website: http://www.consolidated.com
Address: Consolidated Communications Holdings, Inc.
121 South 17th Street,
Mattoon,
Illinois, 61938,
United States
Listings
Exchange Symbol Ticker Symbol Security Exchange Country Currency Listed on
NasdaqGS CNSL Common Stock Nasdaq Global Select US USD 22. Jul 2005
DB C8C Common Stock Deutsche Boerse AG DE EUR 22. Jul 2005
Number of employees
Current staff
Staff numbers
3,600
Consolidated Communications Holdings employees.
Industry
Integrated Telecommunication Services
Telecom
Company Analysis and Financial Data Status
Area Date (UTC time)
Company Analysis updated: 2019/03/21 00:32
End of day share price update: 2019/03/20 00:00
Last estimates confirmation: 2019/02/26
Last earnings filing: 2019/02/26
Last earnings reported: 2018/12/31
Last annual earnings reported: 2018/12/31


All dates and times in UTC. All financial data provided by Standard & Poor’s Capital IQ.

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.