CHARTER COMMUNICATIONS INC's gross profit margin for the fourth quarter of its fiscal year 2015 is essentially unchanged when compared to the same period a year ago. Even though sales increased, the net income has decreased, representing a decrease to the bottom line. CHARTER COMMUNICATIONS INC has very weak liquidity. Currently, the Quick Ratio is 0.14 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 significantly decreased by 131.50% 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||Q4 FY15||Q4 FY14|
|Net Sales ($mil)||2512.0||2360.0|
|Net Income ($mil)||-122.0||-48.0|
|Balance Sheet||Q4 FY15||Q4 FY14|
|Cash & Equiv. ($mil)||5.0||3.0|
|Total Assets ($mil)||39316.0||24550.0|
|Total Debt ($mil)||35723.0||21023.0|
|Profitability||Q4 FY15||Q4 FY14|
|Gross Profit Margin||36.23||35.21|
|Return on Assets||-0.68||-0.74|
|Return on Equity||0.0||-125.34|
|Debt||Q4 FY15||Q4 FY14|
|Share Data||Q4 FY15||Q4 FY14|
|Shares outstanding (mil)||112.44||112.0|
|Div / share||0.0||0.0|
|Book value / share||-0.41||1.3|
|Institutional Own %||n/a||n/a|
|Avg Daily Volume||2107776.0||1382779.0|
HOLD. The current P/E ratio is negative, which has no meaningful value in the assessment of premium or discount valuation, it simply displays that the company has negative earnings. Along with this, the price-to-book ratio is also meaningless due to a negative book value for the company, making any comparisons useless. The price-to-sales ratio is above the S&P 500 average, but well below the industry average.
|CHTR NM||Peers 27.62||CHTR 9.52||Peers 14.92|
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 176.73||Peers 22.13||CHTR NA||Peers 1.39|
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 NM||Peers 3.68||CHTR -42.94||Peers -17.21|
Neutral. A lower price-to-book ratio makes a stock more attractive to investors seeking stocks with lower market values per dollar of equity on the balance sheet.
CHTR's P/B is negative making this valuation measure meaningless.
Lower. Elevated earnings growth rates can lead to capital appreciation and justify higher price-to-earnings ratios.
However, CHTR is expected to significantly trail its peers on the basis of its earnings growth rate.
|CHTR 2.30||Peers 2.88||CHTR 7.09||Peers 9.58|
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 discount to its industry on this measurement.
Lower. A sales growth rate that trails the industry implies that a company is losing market share.
CHTR significantly trails its peers on the basis of sales growth
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