CHARTER COMMUNICATIONS INC's gross profit margin for the third quarter of its fiscal year 2014 is essentially unchanged when compared to the same period a year ago. The company has grown sales and net income during the past quarter when compared with the same quarter a year ago, however, it was unable to keep up with the growth of the average competitor within its industry. CHARTER COMMUNICATIONS INC has very weak liquidity. Currently, the Quick Ratio is 0.18 which clearly shows a lack of ability to cover short-term cash needs. The company's liquidity decreased from the same period a year ago, despite already having very weak liquidity to begin with. This would indicate deteriorating cash flow.
At the same time, stockholders' equity ("net worth") has greatly increased by 59.01% from the same quarter last year. The key liquidity measurements indicate that the company is in a position in which financial difficulties could develop in the near future.
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|Income Statement||Q3 FY14||Q3 FY13|
|Net Sales ($mil)||2287.0||2118.0|
|Net Income ($mil)||-53.0||-70.0|
|Balance Sheet||Q3 FY14||Q3 FY13|
|Cash & Equiv. ($mil)||10.0||41.0|
|Total Assets ($mil)||20950.0||17250.0|
|Total Debt ($mil)||17595.0||14306.0|
|Profitability||Q3 FY14||Q3 FY13|
|Gross Profit Margin||33.62||34.04|
|Return on Assets||-0.45||-1.43|
|Return on Equity||-98.96||-406.55|
|Debt||Q3 FY14||Q3 FY13|
|Share Data||Q3 FY14||Q3 FY13|
|Shares outstanding (mil)||109.27||104.13|
|Div / share||0.0||0.0|
|Book value / share||0.89||0.59|
|Institutional Own %||n/a||n/a|
|Avg Daily Volume||1089568.0||913164.0|
HOLD. This stock?s P/E ratio is negative, making its value useless in the assessment of premium or discount valuation, only displaying that the company has negative earnings per share. For additional comparison, its price-to-book ratio of 182.83 indicates a significant premium versus the S&P 500 average of 2.76 and a significant premium versus the industry average of 6.83. The price-to-sales ratio is above the S&P 500 average, but well below the industry average. After reviewing these and other key valuation criteria, CHARTER COMMUNICATIONS INC proves to trade at a premium to investment alternatives within the industry.
|CHTR NM||Peers 35.29||CHTR 7.68||Peers 37.61|
Neutral. The absence of a valid P/E ratio happens when a stock can not be valued on the basis of a negative stream of earnings.
CHTR's P/E is negative making this valuation measure meaningless.
Discount. The P/CF ratio, a stock’s price divided by the company's cash flow from operations, is useful for comparing companies with different capital requirements or financing structures.
CHTR is trading at a significant discount to its peers.
|CHTR 137.54||Peers 19.28||CHTR NA||Peers 1.51|
Neutral. The absence of a valid price-to-projected earnings ratio happens when a stock can not be valued on the basis of a negative expected future earnings.
CHTR's ratio is negative making this valuation measure meaningless.
Neutral. The PEG ratio is the stock’s P/E divided by the consensus estimate of long-term earnings growth. Faster growth can justify higher price multiples.
Ratio not available.
|CHTR 182.83||Peers 6.83||CHTR 63.16||Peers 53.65|
Premium. A higher price-to-book ratio makes a stock less attractive to investors seeking stocks with lower market values per dollar of equity on the balance sheet.
CHTR is trading at a significant premium to its peers.
Higher. Elevated earnings growth rates can lead to capital appreciation and justify higher price-to-earnings ratios.
CHTR is expected to have an earnings growth rate that exceeds its peers.
|CHTR 1.99||Peers 4.13||CHTR 12.32||Peers 13.41|
Discount. In the absence of P/E and P/B multiples, the price-to-sales ratio can display the value investors are placing on each dollar of sales.
CHTR is trading at a significant discount to its industry on this measurement.
Average. Comparing a company's sales growth to its industry helps to determine if the company is adding or losing market share.
CHTR is keeping pace with its peers on the basis of sales growth.
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