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Shenandoah Telecommunications

Executive Summary

Shenandoah Telecommunications Company, together with its subsidiaries, provides wireless and broadband communication products and services in the United States. More Details


Snowflake Analysis

Solid track record with adequate balance sheet and pays a dividend.


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Share Price & News

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


Latest Share Price and Events

Stable Share Price: SHEN is less volatile than 75% of US stocks over the past 3 months, typically moving +/- 5% a week.

Volatility Over Time: SHEN's weekly volatility (5%) has been stable over the past year.


Market Performance


7 Day Return

-0.2%

SHEN

1.0%

US Wireless Telecom

0.3%

US Market


1 Year Return

-1.5%

SHEN

46.4%

US Wireless Telecom

21.1%

US Market

Return vs Industry: SHEN underperformed the US Wireless Telecom industry which returned 43.7% over the past year.

Return vs Market: SHEN underperformed the US Market which returned 19.5% over the past year.


Shareholder returns

SHENIndustryMarket
7 Day-0.2%1.0%0.3%
30 Day-0.02%-1.2%3.3%
90 Day-2.9%15.7%14.2%
1 Year-0.8%-1.5%46.8%46.4%23.8%21.1%
3 Year34.3%31.4%72.9%69.0%45.0%35.4%
5 Year104.1%96.4%174.4%164.0%127.7%102.3%

Long-Term Price Volatility Vs. Market

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


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Valuation

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

20.1%

Undervalued compared to fair value


Share Price vs. Fair Value

Below Fair Value: SHEN ($43.94) is trading below our estimate of fair value ($54.28)

Significantly Below Fair Value: SHEN is trading below fair value, but not by a significant amount.


Price To Earnings Ratio

PE vs Industry: SHEN is poor value based on its PE Ratio (41.6x) compared to the US Wireless Telecom industry average (41x).

PE vs Market: SHEN is poor value based on its PE Ratio (41.6x) compared to the US market (21x).


Price to Earnings Growth Ratio

PEG Ratio: SHEN's earnings are forecast to decline next year, so we can't calculate its PEG ratio.


Price to Book Ratio

PB vs Industry: SHEN is overvalued based on its PB Ratio (4x) compared to the US Wireless Telecom industry average (2.2x).


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Future Growth

How is Shenandoah Telecommunications forecast to perform in the next 1 to 3 years based on estimates from 2 analysts?

-22.0%

Forecasted annual earnings growth


Earnings and Revenue Growth Forecasts


Analyst Future Growth Forecasts

Earnings vs Savings Rate: SHEN's earnings are forecast to decline over the next 3 years (-22% per year).

Earnings vs Market: SHEN's earnings are forecast to decline over the next 3 years (-22% per year).

High Growth Earnings: SHEN's earnings are forecast to decline over the next 3 years.

Revenue vs Market: SHEN's revenue is expected to decline over the next 3 years (-4.1% per year).

High Growth Revenue: SHEN's revenue is forecast to decline over the next 3 years (-4.1% per year).


Earnings per Share Growth Forecasts


Future Return on Equity

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


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Past Performance

How has Shenandoah Telecommunications performed over the past 5 years?

17.1%

Historical annual earnings growth


Earnings and Revenue History

Quality Earnings: SHEN has high quality earnings.

Growing Profit Margin: SHEN's current net profit margins (8.2%) are higher than last year (5.8%).


Past Earnings Growth Analysis

Earnings Trend: SHEN's earnings have grown by 17.1% per year over the past 5 years.

Accelerating Growth: SHEN's earnings growth over the past year (184.2%) exceeds its 5-year average (17.1% per year).

Earnings vs Industry: SHEN earnings growth over the past year (184.2%) exceeded the Wireless Telecom industry 77.1%.


Return on Equity

High ROE: SHEN's Return on Equity (9.6%) is considered low.


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Financial Health

How is Shenandoah Telecommunications's financial position?


Financial Position Analysis

Short Term Liabilities: SHEN's short term assets ($1.4B) exceed its short term liabilities ($1.2B).

Long Term Liabilities: SHEN's short term assets ($1.4B) exceed its long term liabilities ($221.0M).


Debt to Equity History and Analysis

Debt Level: SHEN's debt to equity ratio (127.9%) is considered high.

Reducing Debt: SHEN's debt to equity ratio has increased from 72.3% to 127.9% over the past 5 years.

Debt Coverage: SHEN's debt is well covered by operating cash flow (41.8%).

Interest Coverage: SHEN's interest payments on its debt are well covered by EBIT (3.8x coverage).


Balance Sheet


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Dividend

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

0.78%

Current Dividend Yield


Dividend Yield vs Market

Notable Dividend: SHEN's dividend (0.77%) isn’t notable compared to the bottom 25% of dividend payers in the US market (1.39%).

High Dividend: SHEN's dividend (0.77%) is low compared to the top 25% of dividend payers in the US market (3.85%).


Stability and Growth of Payments

Stable Dividend: SHEN's dividends per share have been stable in the past 10 years.

Growing Dividend: SHEN's dividend payments have increased over the past 10 years.


Current Payout to Shareholders

Dividend Coverage: With its reasonably low payout ratio (27.4%), SHEN's dividend payments are well covered by earnings.


Future Payout to Shareholders

Future Dividend Coverage: SHEN's dividends in 3 years are forecast to be covered by earnings (62.2% payout ratio).


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Management

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

1.9yrs

Average management tenure


CEO

Chris French (62 yo)

32.75yrs

Tenure

US$2,524,466

Compensation

Mr. Christopher E. French, also known as Chris, has been the Chairman of Shenandoah Telecommunications Co. since 1996 and its Chief Executive Officer and President since April 1988. Mr. French serves as th...


CEO Compensation Analysis

Compensation vs Market: Chris's total compensation ($USD2.52M) is below average for companies of similar size in the US market ($USD3.88M).

Compensation vs Earnings: Chris's compensation has increased by more than 20% in the past year.


Leadership Team

NamePositionTenureCompensationOwnership
Christopher French
Chairman32.75yrsUS$2.52m3.62%
$ 78.3m
James Volk
Senior VP & CFO1.58yrsUS$736.51k0.0014%
$ 30.7k
David Heimbach
Executive VP & COO2.67yrsUS$1.31m0.0049%
$ 105.7k
William Pirtle
Senior Vice President of Sales & Marketing2yrsUS$711.86k0.083%
$ 1.8m
Edward McKay
Senior Vice President of Engineering & Operations5.33yrsUS$638.43k0.050%
$ 1.1m
Chase Stobbe
VP & Chief Accounting Officer1.75yrsno data0.00056%
$ 12.1k
Elaine Cheng
VP & Chief Information Officer1.83yrsno data0.00058%
$ 12.5k
Raymond Ostroski
VP of Legal8yrsUS$567.56k0.046%
$ 1.0m
Thomas Whitaker
Senior Vice President of Corporate Development1.42yrsUS$579.21k0.095%
$ 2.0m
Heather Banks
VP & Chief Human Resources Officer1.5yrsno data0.00058%
$ 12.5k
Richard Mason
Senior VP & Head of Business Operations1.67yrsno data0.00046%
$ 9.9k
Ann Flowers
Associate General Counsel8yrsUS$319.05kno data

1.9yrs

Average Tenure

56yo

Average Age

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


Board Members

NamePositionTenureCompensationOwnership
Christopher French
Chairman32.75yrsUS$2.52m3.62%
$ 78.3m
Dale Lam
Independent Director17yrsUS$168.32k0.055%
$ 1.2m
Tracy Fitzsimmons
Lead Independent Director4.33yrsUS$189.96k0.044%
$ 940.9k
Kenneth Quaglio
Independent Director4yrsUS$165.82k0.012%
$ 259.7k
Richard Koontz
Independent Director14.67yrsUS$163.32k0.061%
$ 1.3m
John Flora
Independent Director12.67yrsUS$165.19k0.048%
$ 1.0m
Thomas Beckett
Independent Director2.67yrsUS$160.82k0.0063%
$ 135.8k
Leigh Schultz
Independent Director4.5yrsUS$178.11k0.013%
$ 280.9k

8.6yrs

Average Tenure

59yo

Average Age

Experienced Board: SHEN's board of directors are considered experienced (8.6 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

Shenandoah Telecommunications Company's company bio, employee growth, exchange listings and data sources


Key Information

  • Name: Shenandoah Telecommunications Company
  • Ticker: SHEN
  • Exchange: NasdaqGS
  • Founded: 1902
  • Industry: Wireless Telecommunication Services
  • Sector: Telecom
  • Market Cap: US$2.162b
  • Shares outstanding: 49.85m
  • Website: https://www.shentel.com

Number of Employees


Location

  • Shenandoah Telecommunications Company
  • 500 Shentel Way
  • Edinburg
  • Virginia
  • 22824
  • United States

Listings

TickerExchangePrimary SecuritySecurity TypeCountryCurrencyListed on
SHENNasdaqGS (Nasdaq Global Select)YesCommon StockUSUSDAug 1995
SH9DB (Deutsche Boerse AG)YesCommon StockDEEURAug 1995

Biography

Shenandoah Telecommunications Company, together with its subsidiaries, provides wireless and broadband communication products and services in the United States. The company operates in three segments: Wire...


Company Analysis and Financial Data Status

All financial data provided by Standard & Poor's Capital IQ.
DataLast Updated (UTC time)
Company Analysis2021/01/21 00:24
End of Day Share Price2021/01/20 00:00
Earnings2020/09/30
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.