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$31.33|
|52 Week High||US$28.19|
|52 Week Low||US$39.96|
|1 Month Change||1.33%|
|3 Month Change||-14.21%|
|1 Year Change||-2.25%|
|3 Year Change||-29.44%|
|5 Year Change||-14.14%|
|Change since IPO||-0.93%|
Recent News & Updates
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|USM||US Wireless Telecom||US Market|
Return vs Industry: USM underperformed the US Wireless Telecom industry which returned 14.7% over the past year.
Return vs Market: USM underperformed the US Market which returned 33.8% over the past year.
Stable Share Price: USM is not significantly more volatile than the rest 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 wireless devices, such as handsets, tablets, mobile hotspots, home phones, and routers, as well as accessories; sells wireless devices to agents and other third-party distributors for resale; and offers option to purchase devices and accessories under instalment contracts.
Is United States Cellular 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: USM ($31.33) is trading below our estimate of fair value ($234.33)
Significantly Below Fair Value: USM is trading below fair value by more than 20%.
Price To Earnings Ratio
PE vs Industry: USM is good value based on its PE Ratio (14.7x) compared to the US Wireless Telecom industry average (104.3x).
PE vs Market: USM is good value based on its PE Ratio (14.7x) compared to the US market (17.8x).
Price to Earnings Growth Ratio
PEG Ratio: USM's earnings are forecast to decline next year, so we can't calculate its PEG ratio.
Price to Book Ratio
PB vs Industry: USM is good value based on its PB Ratio (0.6x) compared to the US Wireless Telecom industry average (2x).
How is United States Cellular forecast to perform in the next 1 to 3 years based on estimates from 4 analysts?
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 (-3.6% per year).
Earnings vs Market: USM's earnings are forecast to decline over the next 3 years (-3.6% per year).
High Growth Earnings: USM's earnings are forecast to decline over the next 3 years.
Revenue vs Market: USM's revenue (1.7% per year) is forecast to grow slower than the US market (9.8% per year).
High Growth Revenue: USM's revenue (1.7% 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%).
How has United States Cellular performed over the past 5 years?
Historical annual earnings growth
Earnings and Revenue History
Quality Earnings: USM has a high level of non-cash earnings.
Growing Profit Margin: USM's current net profit margins (4.5%) are lower than last year (4.5%).
Past Earnings Growth Analysis
Earnings Trend: USM's earnings have grown significantly by 31.1% per year over the past 5 years.
Accelerating Growth: USM's earnings growth over the past year (2.8%) is below its 5-year average (31.1% per year).
Earnings vs Industry: USM earnings growth over the past year (2.8%) exceeded the Wireless Telecom industry 2.4%.
Return on Equity
High ROE: USM's Return on Equity (4.2%) is considered low.
How is United States Cellular's financial position?
Financial Position Analysis
Short Term Liabilities: USM's short term assets ($1.6B) exceed its short term liabilities ($751.0M).
Long Term Liabilities: USM's short term assets ($1.6B) do not cover its long term liabilities ($4.6B).
Debt to Equity History and Analysis
Debt Level: USM's debt to equity ratio (59.9%) is considered high.
Reducing Debt: USM's debt to equity ratio has increased from 44.3% to 59.9% over the past 5 years.
Debt Coverage: USM's debt is well covered by operating cash flow (33.5%).
Interest Coverage: USM's interest payments on its debt are not well covered by EBIT (1.3x coverage).
What is United States Cellular current dividend yield, its reliability and sustainability?
Dividend Yield vs Market
Notable Dividend: Unable to evaluate USM's dividend yield against the bottom 25% of dividend payers, as the company has not reported any recent payouts.
High Dividend: Unable to evaluate USM's dividend yield against the top 25% of dividend payers, as the company has not reported any recent payouts.
Stability and Growth of Payments
Stable Dividend: Insufficient data to determine if USM's dividends per share have been stable in the past.
Growing Dividend: Insufficient data to determine if USM's dividend payments have been increasing.
Current Payout to Shareholders
Dividend Coverage: Insufficient data to calculate payout ratio to determine if its dividend payments are covered by earnings.
Future Payout to Shareholders
Future Dividend Coverage: No need to calculate the sustainability of USM's dividend in 3 years as they are not forecast to pay a notable one for the US market.
How experienced are the management team and are they aligned to shareholders interests?
Average management tenure
Laurent Therivel (45 yo)
Mr. Laurent C. Therivel serves as President, Chief Executive Officer and Director at United States Cellular Corporation since July 1, 2020. He serves as Director at Telephone & Data Systems Inc. since July...
CEO Compensation Analysis
Compensation vs Market: Laurent's total compensation ($USD9.23M) is above average for companies of similar size in the US market ($USD5.27M).
Compensation vs Earnings: Insufficient data to compare Laurent's compensation with company performance.
Experienced Management: USM's management team is considered experienced (2.7 years average tenure).
Experienced Board: USM's board of directors are seasoned and experienced ( 12.3 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
Dilution of Shares: Shareholders have not been meaningfully diluted in the past year.
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
- Market Cap: US$2.717b
- Shares outstanding: 86.74m
- Website: https://www.uscellular.com
Number of Employees
- United States Cellular Corporation
- 8410 West Bryn Mawr Avenue
- Suite 700
- United States
Company Analysis and Financial Data Status
|Data||Last Updated (UTC time)|
|Company Analysis||2021/09/18 22:06|
|End of Day Share Price||2021/09/17 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.