USM Stock Overview
United States Cellular Corporation provides wireless telecommunications services in the United States.
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Price History & Performance
|Historical stock prices|
|Current Share Price||US$26.54|
|52 Week High||US$33.67|
|52 Week Low||US$25.44|
|1 Month Change||-9.82%|
|3 Month Change||-8.36%|
|1 Year Change||-17.58%|
|3 Year Change||-21.80%|
|5 Year Change||-29.40%|
|Change since IPO||-16.08%|
Recent News & Updates
United States Cellular (NYSE:USM) Is Looking To Continue Growing Its Returns On Capital
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|USM||US Wireless Telecom||US Market|
Return vs Industry: USM underperformed the US Wireless Telecom industry which returned -0.7% over the past year.
Return vs Market: USM exceeded the US Market which returned -22.1% over the past year.
|USM Average Weekly Movement||4.0%|
|Wireless Telecom Industry Average Movement||6.8%|
|Market Average Movement||6.9%|
|10% most volatile stocks in US Market||15.8%|
|10% least volatile stocks in US Market||2.8%|
Stable Share Price: USM is less volatile than 75% of US stocks over the past 3 months, typically moving +/- 4% a week.
Volatility Over Time: USM's weekly volatility (4%) has been stable over the past year.
About the Company
United States Cellular Corporation provides wireless telecommunications services in the United States. The company offers wireless services, including voice, messaging, and data services. It also provides devices, such as smartphones and other handsets, tablets, wearables, mobile hotspots, routers, and internet of things devices.
United States Cellular Fundamentals Summary
|USM fundamental statistics|
Is USM overvalued?See Fair Value and valuation analysis
Earnings & Revenue
|USM income statement (TTM)|
|Cost of Revenue||US$1.90b|
Last Reported Earnings
Jun 30, 2022
Next Earnings Date
|Earnings per share (EPS)||1.53|
|Net Profit Margin||3.18%|
How did USM perform over the long term?See historical performance and comparison
Is USM undervalued compared to its fair value, analyst forecasts and its price relative to the market?
Valuation Score 3/6
Price-To-Earnings vs Peers
Price-To-Earnings vs Industry
Price-To-Earnings vs Fair Ratio
Below Fair Value
Significantly Below Fair Value
Key Valuation Metric
Which metric is best to use when looking at relative valuation for USM?
Other financial metrics that can be useful for relative valuation.
|What is USM's n/a Ratio?|
Price to Earnings Ratio vs Peers
How does USM's PE Ratio compare to its peers?
|USM PE Ratio vs Peers|
|Company||PE||Estimated Growth||Market Cap|
TIGO Millicom International Cellular
TDS Telephone and Data Systems
PTNR Partner Communications
USM United States Cellular
Price-To-Earnings vs Peers: USM is expensive based on its Price-To-Earnings Ratio (17.3x) compared to the peer average (13x).
Price to Earnings Ratio vs Industry
How does USM's PE Ratio compare vs other companies in the Global Wireless Telecom Industry?
Price-To-Earnings vs Industry: USM is expensive based on its Price-To-Earnings Ratio (17.3x) compared to the Global Wireless Telecom industry average (14.8x)
Price to Earnings Ratio vs Fair Ratio
What is USM's PE Ratio compared to its Fair PE Ratio? This is the expected PE Ratio taking into account the company's forecast earnings growth, profit margins and other risk factors.
|Current PE Ratio||17.3x|
|Fair PE Ratio||11.6x|
Price-To-Earnings vs Fair Ratio: USM is expensive based on its Price-To-Earnings Ratio (17.3x) compared to the estimated Fair Price-To-Earnings Ratio (11.6x).
Share Price vs Fair Value
What is the Fair Price of USM when looking at its future cash flows? For this estimate we use a Discounted Cash Flow model.
Below Fair Value: USM ($26.54) is trading below our estimate of fair value ($329.4)
Significantly Below Fair Value: USM is trading below fair value by more than 20%.
Analyst Price Targets
What is the analyst 12-month forecast and do we have any statistical confidence in the consensus price target?
Analyst Forecast: Target price is more than 20% higher than the current share price and analysts are within a statistically confident range of agreement.
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How is United States Cellular forecast to perform in the next 1 to 3 years based on estimates from 6 analysts?
Future Growth Score0/6
Future Growth Score 0/6
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: USM's earnings are forecast to decline over the next 3 years (-12.1% per year).
Earnings vs Market: USM's earnings are forecast to decline over the next 3 years (-12.1% per year).
High Growth Earnings: USM's earnings are forecast to decline over the next 3 years.
Revenue vs Market: USM's revenue (0.8% per year) is forecast to grow slower than the US market (7.6% per year).
High Growth Revenue: USM's revenue (0.8% per year) is forecast to grow slower than 20% per year.
Earnings per Share Growth Forecasts
Future Return on Equity
Future ROE: USM's Return on Equity is forecast to be low in 3 years time (3.6%).
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How has United States Cellular performed over the past 5 years?
Past Performance Score2/6
Past Performance Score 2/6
Growing Profit Margin
Earnings vs Industry
Historical annual earnings growth
Earnings and Revenue History
Quality Earnings: USM has high quality earnings.
Growing Profit Margin: USM's current net profit margins (3.2%) are lower than last year (4.5%).
Past Earnings Growth Analysis
Earnings Trend: USM's earnings have grown significantly by 22.5% per year over the past 5 years.
Accelerating Growth: USM's has had negative earnings growth over the past year, so it can't be compared to its 5-year average.
Earnings vs Industry: USM had negative earnings growth (-29.2%) over the past year, making it difficult to compare to the Wireless Telecom industry average (-29.2%).
Return on Equity
High ROE: USM's Return on Equity (3%) is considered low.
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How is United States Cellular's financial position?
Financial Health Score2/6
Financial Health Score 2/6
Short Term Liabilities
Long Term Liabilities
Financial Position Analysis
Short Term Liabilities: USM's short term assets ($1.7B) exceed its short term liabilities ($982.0M).
Long Term Liabilities: USM's short term assets ($1.7B) do not cover its long term liabilities ($5.4B).
Debt to Equity History and Analysis
Debt Level: USM's net debt to equity ratio (61.8%) is considered high.
Reducing Debt: USM's debt to equity ratio has increased from 43.9% to 68.7% over the past 5 years.
Debt Coverage: USM's debt is well covered by operating cash flow (31.9%).
Interest Coverage: USM's interest payments on its debt are not well covered by EBIT (1.3x coverage).
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What is United States Cellular current dividend yield, its reliability and sustainability?
Dividend Score 0/6
Cash Flow Coverage
Dividend Yield vs Market
|United States Cellular Dividend Yield vs Market|
|Company (United States Cellular)||n/a|
|Market Bottom 25% (US)||1.6%|
|Market Top 25% (US)||4.6%|
|Industry Average (Wireless Telecom)||4.9%|
|Analyst forecast in 3 Years (United States Cellular)||0%|
Notable Dividend: Unable to evaluate USM's dividend yield against the bottom 25% of dividend payers, as the company has not reported any recent payouts.
High Dividend: Unable to evaluate USM'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 USM's dividends per share have been stable in the past.
Growing Dividend: Insufficient data to determine if USM'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 USM has not reported any payouts.
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How experienced are the management team and are they aligned to shareholders interests?
Average management tenure
LT Therivel (47 yo)
Mr. Laurent C. Therivel, also known as LT, serves as President, Chief Executive Officer and Director at United States Cellular Corporation since July 1, 2020. He serves as Director at Telephone & Data Syst...
CEO Compensation Analysis
|LT Therivel's Compensation vs United States Cellular Earnings|
|Date||Total Comp.||Salary||Company Earnings|
|Jun 30 2022||n/a||n/a|
|Mar 31 2022||n/a||n/a|
|Dec 31 2021||US$6m||US$786k|
|Sep 30 2021||n/a||n/a|
|Jun 30 2021||n/a||n/a|
|Mar 31 2021||n/a||n/a|
|Dec 31 2020||US$9m||US$378k|
Compensation vs Market: LT's total compensation ($USD6.44M) is about average for companies of similar size in the US market ($USD5.58M).
Compensation vs Earnings: LT's compensation has been consistent with company performance over the past year.
Experienced Management: USM's management team is considered experienced (3.7 years average tenure).
Experienced Board: USM's board of directors are considered experienced (7.4 years average tenure).
Who are the major shareholders and have insiders been buying or selling?
Insider Trading Volume
Insider Buying: USM insiders have only sold shares in the past 3 months.
Recent Insider Transactions
|16 Aug 22||SellUS$261,936||Deirdre Drake||Individual||8,574||US$30.55|
|11 Aug 22||SellUS$1,504||Deirdre Drake||Individual||49||US$30.70|
|10 Aug 22||SellUS$225,928||Deirdre Drake||Individual||7,364||US$30.68|
|12 May 22||SellUS$97,310||Ronald Daly||Individual||3,359||US$28.97|
|25 Mar 22||SellUS$84,101||J. Crowley||Individual||2,752||US$30.56|
|Owner Type||Number of Shares||Ownership Percentage|
Dilution of Shares: Shareholders have not been meaningfully diluted in the past year.
|Ownership||Name||Shares||Current Value||Change %||Portfolio %|
United States Cellular Corporation's employee growth, exchange listings and data sources
- Name: United States Cellular Corporation
- Ticker: USM
- Exchange: NYSE
- Founded: 1983
- Industry: Wireless Telecommunication Services
- Sector: Telecom
- Implied Market Cap: US$2.271b
- Shares outstanding: 85.56m
- Website: https://www.uscellular.com
Number of Employees
- United States Cellular Corporation
- 8410 West Bryn Mawr Avenue
- United States
|Ticker||Exchange||Primary Security||Security Type||Country||Currency||Listed on|
|USM||NYSE (New York Stock Exchange)||Yes||Common Shares||US||USD||May 1988|
|US7||DB (Deutsche Boerse AG)||Yes||Common Shares||DE||EUR||May 1988|
Company Analysis and Financial Data Status
|Data||Last Updated (UTC time)|
|Company Analysis||2022/09/28 00:00|
|End of Day Share Price||2022/09/28 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.