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Comcast Corporation is an entertainment business based in the US. Comcast Corporation shares (CMCSA) are listed on the NASDAQ and all prices are listed in US Dollars. Comcast Corporation employs 190,000 staff and has a trailing 12-month revenue of around USD$105.5 billion.
Since the stock market crash in March caused by coronavirus, Comcast Corporation's share price has had significant negative movement.
Its last market close was USD$45.26, which is 1.22% down on its pre-crash value of USD$45.82 and 42.75% up on the lowest point reached during the March crash when the shares fell as low as USD$31.705.
If you had bought USD$1,000 worth of Comcast Corporation shares at the start of February 2020, those shares would have been worth USD$800.94 at the bottom of the March crash, and if you held on to them, then as of the last market close they'd be worth USD$1,060.89.
|Latest market close||USD$45.26|
|52-week range||USD$31.705 - USD$47.74|
|50-day moving average||USD$44.0644|
|200-day moving average||USD$39.9096|
|Wall St. target price||USD$49.32|
|Dividend yield||USD$0.92 (2.03%)|
|Earnings per share (TTM)||USD$2.49|
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|1 week (2020-09-11)||N/A|
|1 month (2020-08-18)||N/A|
|3 months (2020-06-22)||17.74%|
|6 months (2020-03-20)||35.63%|
|1 year (2019-09-18)||N/A|
|2 years (2018-09-18)||N/A|
|3 years (2017-09-18)||N/A|
|5 years (2015-09-18)||N/A|
Valuing Comcast Corporation stock is incredibly difficult, and any metric has to be viewed as part of a bigger picture of Comcast Corporation's overall performance. However, analysts commonly use some key metrics to help gauge the value of a stock.
Comcast Corporation's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 18x. In other words, Comcast Corporation shares trade at around 18x recent earnings.
That's relatively low compared to, say, the trailing 12-month P/E ratio for the NASDAQ 100 at the end of 2019 (27.29). The low P/E ratio could mean that investors are pessimistic about the outlook for the shares or simply that they're under-valued.
Comcast Corporation's "price/earnings-to-growth ratio" can be calculated by dividing its P/E ratio by its growth – to give 1.2984. 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 Comcast Corporation's future profitability. By accounting for growth, it could also help you if you're comparing the share prices of multiple high-growth companies.
Comcast Corporation's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is USD$33 billion.
The EBITDA is a measure of a Comcast Corporation's overall financial performance and is widely used to measure a its profitability.
|Revenue TTM||USD$105.5 billion|
|Operating margin TTM||19.03%|
|Gross profit TTM||USD$74.5 billion|
|Return on assets TTM||4.8%|
|Return on equity TTM||14.19%|
|Market capitalisation||USD$202.8 billion|
TTM: trailing 12 months
There are currently 76.4 million Comcast Corporation shares held short by investors – that's known as Comcast Corporation's "short interest". This figure is 2.5% down from 78.4 million last month.
There are a few different ways that this level of interest in shorting Comcast Corporation shares can be evaluated.
Comcast Corporation's "short interest ratio" (SIR) is the quantity of Comcast Corporation shares currently shorted divided by the average quantity of Comcast Corporation shares traded daily (recently around 13.9 million). Comcast Corporation's SIR currently stands at 5.51. In other words for every 100,000 Comcast Corporation shares traded daily on the market, roughly 5510 shares are currently held short.
However Comcast Corporation's short interest can also be evaluated against the total number of Comcast Corporation shares, or, against the total number of tradable Comcast Corporation shares (the shares that aren't held by "insiders" or major long-term shareholders – also known as the "float"). In this case Comcast Corporation's short interest could be expressed as 0.02% of the outstanding shares (for every 100,000 Comcast Corporation shares in existence, roughly 20 shares are currently held short) or 0.0169% of the tradable shares (for every 100,000 tradable Comcast Corporation shares, roughly 17 shares are currently held short).
A SIR below 10% would generally be considered to indicate a fairly optimistic outlook for the share price, with fewer people currently willing to bet against Comcast Corporation.
Find out more about how you can short Comcast Corporation stock.
Environmental, social and governance (known as ESG) criteria are a set of three factors used to measure the sustainability and social impact of companies like Comcast Corporation.
When it comes to ESG scores, lower is better, and lower scores are generally associated with lower risk for would-be investors.
Total ESG risk: 21.15
Socially conscious investors use ESG scores to screen how an investment aligns with their worldview, and Comcast Corporation's overall score of 21.15 (as at 08/01/2020) is pretty good – landing it in it in the 23rd percentile of companies rated in the same sector.
ESG scores are increasingly used to estimate the level of risk a company like Comcast Corporation is exposed to within the areas of "environmental" (carbon footprint, resource use etc.), "social" (health and safety, human rights etc.), and "governance" (anti-corruption, tax transparency etc.).
Environmental score: 4.22/100
Comcast Corporation's environmental score of 4.22 puts it squarely in the 4th percentile of companies rated in the same sector. This could suggest that Comcast Corporation is a leader in its sector terms of its environmental impact, and exposed to a lower level of risk.
Social score: 11.8/100
Comcast Corporation's social score of 11.8 puts it squarely in the 4th percentile of companies rated in the same sector. This could suggest that Comcast Corporation is a leader in its sector when it comes to taking good care of its workforce and the communities it impacts.
Governance score: 11.63/100
Comcast Corporation's governance score puts it squarely in the 4th percentile of companies rated in the same sector. That could suggest that Comcast Corporation is a leader in its sector when it comes to responsible management and strategy, and exposed to a lower level of risk.
Controversy score: 2/5
ESG scores also evaluate any incidences of controversy that a company has been involved in. Comcast Corporation scored a 2 out of 5 for controversy – the second-highest score possible, reflecting that Comcast Corporation has, for the most part, managed to keep its nose clean.
|Total ESG score||21.15|
|Total ESG percentile||22.96|
|Environmental score percentile||4|
|Social score percentile||4|
|Governance score percentile||4|
|Level of controversy||2|
Dividend payout ratio: 35.34% of net profits
Recently Comcast Corporation has paid out, on average, around 35.34% of net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 2.03% of the current stock value. This means that over a year, based on recent payouts (which are sadly no guarantee of future payouts), Comcast Corporation shareholders could enjoy a 2.03% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In Comcast Corporation's case, that would currently equate to about $0.92 per share.
While Comcast Corporation's payout ratio might seem fairly standard, it's worth remembering that Comcast Corporation may be investing much of the rest of its net profits in future growth.
Comcast Corporation's most recent dividend payout was on 28 October 2020. The latest dividend was paid out to all shareholders who bought their shares by 6 October 2020 (the "ex-dividend date").
Comcast Corporation's shares were split on a 2:1 basis on 21 February 2017. So if you had owned 1 share the day before before the split, the next day you'd have owned 2 shares. This wouldn't directly have changed the overall worth of your Comcast Corporation shares – just the quantity. However, indirectly, the new 50% lower share price could have impacted the market appetite for Comcast Corporation shares which in turn could have impacted Comcast Corporation's share price.
Over the last 12 months, Comcast Corporation's shares have ranged in value from as little as $31.705 up to $47.74. 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 (NASDAQ average) beta is 1, while Comcast Corporation's is 0.9588. This would suggest that Comcast Corporation's shares are less volatile than average (for this exchange).
Comcast Corporation operates as a media and technology company worldwide. It operates through Cable Communications, Cable Networks, Broadcast Television, Filmed Entertainment, Theme Parks, and Sky segments. The Cable Communications segment offers cable services, including high-speed Internet, video, voice, wireless, and security and automation services to residential and business customers under the Xfinity brand; and advertising services. The Cable Networks segment operates national cable networks that provide various entertainment, news and information, and sports content; regional sports and news networks; international cable networks; and various digital properties, including brand-aligned Websites, as well as engages in the cable television studio production operations. The Broadcast Television segment operates NBC and Telemundo broadcast networks, NBC and Telemundo local broadcast television stations, broadcast television studio production operations, and various digital properties. The Filmed Entertainment segment produces, acquires, markets, and distributes filmed entertainment under the Universal Pictures, Illumination, DreamWorks Animation, and Focus Features names. It also develops, produces, and licenses stage plays; and distributes filmed entertainment produced by third parties. The Theme Parks segment operates Universal theme parks in Orlando, Florida; Hollywood, California; and Osaka, Japan. The Sky segment offers direct-to-consumer services, such as video, high-speed Internet, voice, and wireless phone services; and content services comprising operating entertainment networks, the Sky News broadcast network, and Sky Sports networks. The company also owns the Philadelphia Flyers, as well as the Wells Fargo Center arena in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Comcast Corporation was founded in 1963 and is headquartered in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
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