Charter Communications, Inc (CHTR) is a leading entertainment business based in the US. It opened the day at $654.06 after a previous close of $658.04. During the day the price has varied from a low of $648.015 to a high of $655.9799. The latest price was $651.76 (25 minute delay). Charter Communications is listed on the NASDAQ and employs 95,100 staff. All prices are listed in US Dollars.
Since the stock market crash in March caused by coronavirus, Charter Communications's share price has had significant positive movement.
Its last market close was $617.66, which is 13.33% up on its pre-crash value of $535.34 and 78.68% up on the lowest point reached during the March crash when the shares fell as low as $345.67.
If you had bought $1,000 worth of Charter Communications shares at the start of February 2020, those shares would have been worth $717.75 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 $1,161.20.
|52-week range||$345.67 - $681.71|
|50-day moving average||$649.7735|
|200-day moving average||$601.6262|
|Wall St. target price||$700.11|
|Dividend yield||N/A (0%)|
|Earnings per share (TTM)||$12.612|
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|1 week (2021-01-08)||2.74%|
|1 month (2020-12-18)||-0.04%|
|3 months (2020-10-16)||2.81%|
|6 months (2020-07-17)||15.43%|
|1 year (2020-01-17)||29.64%|
|2 years (2019-01-17)||121.38%|
|3 years (2018-01-17)||82.14%|
|5 years (2016-01-15)||nan%|
Valuing Charter Communications stock is incredibly difficult, and any metric has to be viewed as part of a bigger picture of Charter Communications's overall performance. However, analysts commonly use some key metrics to help gauge the value of a stock.
Charter 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 52x. In other words, Charter Communications shares trade at around 52x 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.
Charter Communications's "price/earnings-to-growth ratio" can be calculated by dividing its P/E ratio by its growth – to give 0.7685. 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 Charter 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.
Charter Communications's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is a whopping $17.5 billion (£12.9 billion).
The EBITDA is a measure of a Charter Communications's overall financial performance and is widely used to measure a its profitability.
|Revenue TTM||$47.2 billion|
|Operating margin TTM||16.44%|
|Gross profit TTM||$28.7 billion|
|Return on assets TTM||3.35%|
|Return on equity TTM||8.34%|
|Market capitalisation||$131.2 billion|
TTM: trailing 12 months
There are currently 8.1 million Charter Communications shares held short by investors – that's known as Charter Communications's "short interest". This figure is 8.5% up from 7.4 million last month.
There are a few different ways that this level of interest in shorting Charter Communications shares can be evaluated.
Charter Communications's "short interest ratio" (SIR) is the quantity of Charter Communications shares currently shorted divided by the average quantity of Charter Communications shares traded daily (recently around 1.1 million). Charter Communications's SIR currently stands at 7.64. In other words for every 100,000 Charter Communications shares traded daily on the market, roughly 7640 shares are currently held short.
However Charter Communications's short interest can also be evaluated against the total number of Charter Communications shares, or, against the total number of tradable Charter Communications shares (the shares that aren't held by "insiders" or major long-term shareholders – also known as the "float"). In this case Charter Communications's short interest could be expressed as 0.04% of the outstanding shares (for every 100,000 Charter Communications shares in existence, roughly 40 shares are currently held short) or 0.0732% of the tradable shares (for every 100,000 tradable Charter Communications shares, roughly 73 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 Charter Communications.
Find out more about how you can short Charter Communications 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 Charter Communications.
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: 21.38
Socially conscious investors use ESG scores to screen how an investment aligns with their worldview, and Charter Communications's overall score of 21.38 (as at 01/01/2019) is pretty good – landing it in it in the 24th percentile of companies rated in the same sector.
ESG scores are increasingly used to estimate the level of risk a company like Charter Communications 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: 5.92/100
Charter Communications's environmental score of 5.92 puts it squarely in the 5th percentile of companies rated in the same sector. This could suggest that Charter Communications is a leader in its sector terms of its environmental impact, and exposed to a lower level of risk.
Social score: 11.77/100
Charter Communications's social score of 11.77 puts it squarely in the 5th percentile of companies rated in the same sector. This could suggest that Charter Communications is a leader in its sector when it comes to taking good care of its workforce and the communities it impacts.
Governance score: 9.18/100
Charter Communications's governance score puts it squarely in the 5th percentile of companies rated in the same sector. That could suggest that Charter Communications 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. A high-profile company, Charter Communications scored a 2 out of 5 for controversy – the second-highest score possible, reflecting that Charter Communications has, for the most part, managed to keep its nose clean.
|Total ESG score||21.38|
|Total ESG percentile||24.44|
|Environmental score percentile||5|
|Social score percentile||5|
|Governance score percentile||5|
|Level of controversy||2|
We're not expecting Charter Communications to pay a dividend over the next 12 months. However, you can browse other dividend-paying shares in our guide.
Charter Communications's shares were split on 18 May 2016. This wouldn't directly have changed the overall worth of your Charter Communications shares – just the quantity. However, indirectly, the new INF% higher share price could have impacted the market appetite for Charter Communications shares which in turn could have impacted Charter Communications's share price.
Over the last 12 months, Charter Communications's shares have ranged in value from as little as $345.67 up to $681.71. 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 Charter Communications's is 1.0115. This would suggest that Charter Communications's shares are a little bit more volatile than the average for this exchange and represent, relatively-speaking, a slightly higher risk (but potentially also market-beating returns).
Charter Communications, Inc., through its subsidiaries, provides cable services to residential and commercial customers in the United States. It offers subscription-based video services, including video on demand, high definition television, digital video recorder, pay-per-view, and spectrum mobile and spectrum guide services, as well as ad-supported free online video products. The company also provides Internet services, such as security suite that protects computers from viruses and spyware; in-home WiFi, which provides customers with high performance wireless routers to enhance their in-home wireless Internet experience; out-of-home WiFi; and Spectrum WiFi. In addition, it offers voice communications services using voice over Internet protocol technology; and broadband communications solutions, such as Internet access, data networking, fiber connectivity, video entertainment, and business telephone services to cellular towers and office buildings for business and carrier organizations. Further, the company provides video programming, static IP and business WiFi, email and security, and multi-line telephone services, as well as Web-based service management; sells local advertising across various platforms for networks, such as MTV, CNN, and ESPN; Audience App for optimizes linear inventory; and sells video and online advertising inventory to local, regional, and national advertising customers. Additionally, it offers communications products and managed service solutions; data connectivity services to mobile and wireline carriers on a wholesale basis; and owns and operates regional sports networks and local sports, news, and community channels. As of December 31, 2019, the company served approximately 29.2 million residential and small and medium business customers. Charter Communications, Inc. was founded in 1993 and is based in Stamford, Connecticut.
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