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Cable One, Inc is a telecom services business based in the US. Cable One shares (CABO) are listed on the NYSE and all prices are listed in US Dollars. Cable One employs 2,751 staff and has a trailing 12-month revenue of around USD$1.3 billion.
|52-week range||USD$1026.2219 - USD$2323.9722|
|50-day moving average||USD$2047.3209|
|200-day moving average||USD$1953.2808|
|Wall St. target price||USD$1973|
|Dividend yield||USD$9.25 (0.46%)|
|Earnings per share (TTM)||USD$42.936|
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Valuing Cable One stock is incredibly difficult, and any metric has to be viewed as part of a bigger picture of Cable One's overall performance. However, analysts commonly use some key metrics to help gauge the value of a stock.
Cable One's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 47x. In other words, Cable One shares trade at around 47x recent earnings.
That's relatively high compared to, say, the trailing 12-month P/E ratio for the NASDAQ 100 at the end of 2019 (27.29). The high P/E ratio could mean that investors are optimistic about the outlook for the shares or simply that they're over-valued.
Cable One's "price/earnings-to-growth ratio" can be calculated by dividing its P/E ratio by its growth – to give 5.11. A low ratio can be interpreted as meaning the shares offer better value, while a higher ratio can be interpreted as meaning the shares offer worse value.
The PEG ratio provides a broader view than just the P/E ratio, as it gives more insight into Cable One's future profitability. By accounting for growth, it could also help you if you're comparing the share prices of multiple high-growth companies.
Cable One's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is USD$635.5 million.
The EBITDA is a measure of a Cable One's overall financial performance and is widely used to measure a its profitability.
|Revenue TTM||USD$1.3 billion|
|Operating margin TTM||28.6%|
|Gross profit TTM||USD$779.4 million|
|Return on assets TTM||7.26%|
|Return on equity TTM||23.32%|
|Market capitalisation||USD$12 billion|
TTM: trailing 12 months
There are currently 114,309 Cable One shares held short by investors – that's known as Cable One's "short interest". This figure is 11.1% up from 102,903 last month.
There are a few different ways that this level of interest in shorting Cable One shares can be evaluated.
Cable One's "short interest ratio" (SIR) is the quantity of Cable One shares currently shorted divided by the average quantity of Cable One shares traded daily (recently around 43796.551724138). Cable One's SIR currently stands at 2.61. In other words for every 100,000 Cable One shares traded daily on the market, roughly 2610 shares are currently held short.
However Cable One's short interest can also be evaluated against the total number of Cable One shares, or, against the total number of tradable Cable One shares (the shares that aren't held by "insiders" or major long-term shareholders – also known as the "float"). In this case Cable One's short interest could be expressed as 0.02% of the outstanding shares (for every 100,000 Cable One shares in existence, roughly 20 shares are currently held short) or 0.0278% of the tradable shares (for every 100,000 tradable Cable One shares, roughly 28 shares are currently held short).
Such a low SIR usually points to an optimistic outlook for the share price, with fewer people currently willing to bet against Cable One.
Find out more about how you can short Cable One stock.
Dividend payout ratio: 28.72% of net profits
Recently Cable One has paid out, on average, around 28.72% of net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 0.5% of the current stock value. This means that over a year, based on recent payouts (which are sadly no guarantee of future payouts), Cable One shareholders could enjoy a 0.5% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In Cable One's case, that would currently equate to about $9.25 per share.
While Cable One's payout ratio might seem fairly standard, it's worth remembering that Cable One may be investing much of the rest of its net profits in future growth.
Cable One's most recent dividend payout was on 5 March 2021. The latest dividend was paid out to all shareholders who bought their shares by 12 February 2021 (the "ex-dividend date").
Over the last 12 months, Cable One's shares have ranged in value from as little as $1026.2219 up to $2323.9722. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".
Beta is a measure of a share's volatility in relation to the market. The market (NYSE average) beta is 1, while Cable One's is 0.5459. This would suggest that Cable One's shares are less volatile than average (for this exchange).
Cable One, Inc. provides data, video, and voice services in the United States. The company offers residential data services, a service to enhance Wi-Fi signal throughout the home. It also provides residential video services, such as local networks; local community programming that includes governmental and public access; and other channels, which comprise weather, shopping, and religious channels, as well as digital video services, including national and regional cable networks, music channels, and an interactive electronic programming guide with parental controls. In addition, the company offers premium channels; and advanced video services, such as whole-home DVRs and high-definition set-top boxes, as well as TV Everywhere product, which enables its video customers to stream various channels and shows to mobile devices and computers. Further, it provides residential voice and international calling by the minute services. Additionally, the company offers data, voice, and video products to business customers, including small to mid-markets, enterprises, and wholesale and carrier customers. As of February 27, 2020, it served approximately 900,000 residential and business customers in 21 states through its Sparklight and Clearwave brands. Cable One, Inc. was incorporated in 1980 and is headquartered in Phoenix, Arizona.
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