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Consolidated Communications Holdings, Inc is a telecom services business based in the US. Consolidated Communications shares (CNSL) are listed on the NASDAQ and all prices are listed in US Dollars. Consolidated Communications employs 3,200 staff and has a trailing 12-month revenue of around 0.00.

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Consolidated Communications shares at a glance

Information last updated 2021-04-30.
52-week range$4.45 - $8.81
50-day moving average $6.79
200-day moving average $5.74
Wall St. target price$7.00
PE ratio 15.2878
Dividend yield $0 (0%)
Earnings per share (TTM) $0.47

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Is Consolidated Communications under- or over-valued?

Valuing Consolidated Communications stock is incredibly difficult, and any metric has to be viewed as part of a bigger picture of Consolidated Communications's overall performance. However, analysts commonly use some key metrics to help gauge the value of a stock.

Consolidated Communications's P/E ratio

Consolidated Communications's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 15x. In other words, Consolidated Communications shares trade at around 15x 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.

Consolidated Communications's PEG ratio

Consolidated Communications's "price/earnings-to-growth ratio" can be calculated by dividing its P/E ratio by its growth – to give 18.11. 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 Consolidated Communications's future profitability. By accounting for growth, it could also help you if you're comparing the share prices of multiple high-growth companies.

Consolidated Communications's EBITDA

Consolidated Communications's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is $473 million.

The EBITDA is a measure of a Consolidated Communications's overall financial performance and is widely used to measure a its profitability.

Consolidated Communications financials

Revenue TTM $1.3 billion
Operating margin TTM 11.36%
Gross profit TTM $743.4 million
Return on assets TTM 2.68%
Return on equity TTM 10.13%
Profit margin 2.84%
Book value $4.83
Market capitalisation $568 million

TTM: trailing 12 months

Shorting Consolidated Communications shares

There are currently 4.7 million Consolidated Communications shares held short by investors – that's known as Consolidated Communications's "short interest". This figure is 1.8% up from 4.6 million last month.

There are a few different ways that this level of interest in shorting Consolidated Communications shares can be evaluated.

Consolidated Communications's "short interest ratio" (SIR)

Consolidated Communications's "short interest ratio" (SIR) is the quantity of Consolidated Communications shares currently shorted divided by the average quantity of Consolidated Communications shares traded daily (recently around 541535.63218391). Consolidated Communications's SIR currently stands at 8.7. In other words for every 100,000 Consolidated Communications shares traded daily on the market, roughly 8700 shares are currently held short.

However Consolidated Communications's short interest can also be evaluated against the total number of Consolidated Communications shares, or, against the total number of tradable Consolidated Communications shares (the shares that aren't held by "insiders" or major long-term shareholders – also known as the "float"). In this case Consolidated Communications's short interest could be expressed as 0.06% of the outstanding shares (for every 100,000 Consolidated Communications shares in existence, roughly 60 shares are currently held short) or 0.0709% of the tradable shares (for every 100,000 tradable Consolidated Communications shares, roughly 71 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 Consolidated Communications.

Find out more about how you can short Consolidated Communications stock.

Consolidated Communications share dividends

We're not expecting Consolidated Communications to pay a dividend over the next 12 months.

Consolidated Communications share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, Consolidated Communications's shares have ranged in value from as little as $4.445 up to $8.8101. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

CNSL.US volatility(beta: 1.42)Avg. volatility(beta: 1.00)LowHigh

Beta is a measure of a share's volatility in relation to the market. The market (NASDAQ average) beta is 1, while Consolidated Communications's is 1.4225. This would suggest that Consolidated Communications's shares are more volatile than the average for this exchange and represent, relatively-speaking, a higher risk (but potentially also market-beating returns).

Consolidated Communications overview

Consolidated Communications Holdings, Inc. , together with its subsidiaries, provides telecommunications services to business and residential customers in the United States. It offers high-speed broadband Internet access and voice over Internet protocol (VoIP) phone services; commercial data connectivity services in select markets, including a portfolio of Ethernet services, software defined wide area network, multi-protocol label switching, and private line services; and wholesale services to regional and national interexchange and wireless carriers, including cellular backhaul, dark fiber, and other fiber transport solutions, as well as cloud-based services. The company also provides voice services that include local phone and long-distance service packages for business customers; and sells business equipment and provides related hardware and maintenance support, video, and other miscellaneous services. In addition, it offers video services, which consist of high-definition television, digital video recorders (DVR), and/or a whole home DVR; other in-demand streaming content, including ATT TV, fuboTV, Philo, and HBO NOW; and voice services, such as local phone service packages and long-distance calling plans, including unlimited flat-rate calling plans. Further, the company engages in telephone directory publishing, video advertising, billing and support services, and other miscellaneous activities, as well as network access services, including interstate and intrastate switched access, network special access, and end user access. As of December 31, 2020, it had approximately 780,000 voice connections, 792,000 data connections, and 76,000 video connections.

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