Charter Communications Inc

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CHTR : NASDAQ : Services
$325.35 | %
Today's Range: 323.64 - 327.74
Avg. Daily Volume: 1478600.0
03/24/17 - 4:00 PM ET

Financial Analysis

CHARTER COMMUNICATIONS INC's gross profit margin for the fourth quarter of its fiscal year 2016 is essentially unchanged when compared to the same period a year ago. The company grew its sales and net income significantly quarter versus same quarter a year prior, and was able to outpace the average competitor in the industry when comparing revenue growth, but not when comparing net income growth. CHARTER COMMUNICATIONS INC has very weak liquidity. Currently, the Quick Ratio is 0.31 which clearly shows a lack of ability to cover short-term cash needs. The company's liquidity has increased from the same period last year, indicating improving cash flow.

At the same time, stockholders' equity ("net worth") has greatly increased by 87,358.69% 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 FY16 Q4 FY15
Net Sales ($mil)10275.02512.0
EBITDA ($mil)3855.0910.0
EBIT ($mil)1360.0365.0
Net Income ($mil)454.0-122.0

Balance Sheet Q4 FY16 Q4 FY15
Cash & Equiv. ($mil)1535.05.0
Total Assets ($mil)149067.039316.0
Total Debt ($mil)61747.035723.0
Equity ($mil)40139.0-46.0

Profitability Q4 FY16 Q4 FY15
Gross Profit Margin37.5236.23
EBITDA Margin37.5136.22
Operating Margin13.2414.53
Sales Turnover0.190.25
Return on Assets2.36-0.68
Return on Equity8.770.0
Debt Q4 FY16 Q4 FY15
Current Ratio0.340.17
Interest Expense728.0435.0
Interest Coverage1.870.84

Share Data Q4 FY16 Q4 FY15
Shares outstanding (mil)268.9101.67
Div / share0.00.0
Book value / share149.27-0.45
Institutional Own % n/a n/a
Avg Daily Volume1477333.01954546.0


BUY. This stock's P/E ratio indicates a discount compared to an average of 21.82 for the Media industry and a discount compared to the S&P 500 average of 26.73. For additional comparison, its price-to-book ratio of 2.17 indicates a discount versus the S&P 500 average of 2.98 and a discount versus the industry average of 3.55. The price-to-sales ratio is well above the S&P 500 average, but well below the industry average. Upon assessment of these and other key valuation criteria, CHARTER COMMUNICATIONS INC proves to trade at a discount to investment alternatives within the industry.

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  Price/Cash Flow
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CHTR 20.66 Peers 21.82   CHTR 10.83 Peers 12.01

Average. An average P/E ratio can signify an industry neutral price for a stock and an average growth expectation.

CHTR is trading at a valuation on par with its peers.


Average. 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 valuation on par to its peers.

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  Price to
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CHTR 39.12 Peers 25.30   CHTR NM Peers 2.14

Premium. A higher price-to-projected earnings ratio than its peers can signify a more expensive stock or higher future growth expectations.

CHTR is trading at a significant premium to its peers.


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.

CHTR's negative PEG ratio makes this valuation measure meaningless.

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  Earnings Growth
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CHTR 2.17 Peers 3.55   CHTR 683.16 Peers 109.26

Discount. 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 is trading at a significant discount 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 significantly exceeds its peers.

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  Sales Growth
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CHTR 3.00 Peers 15.67   CHTR 197.34 Peers 17.61

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.


Higher. A sales growth rate that exceeds the industry implies that a company is gaining market share.

CHTR has a sales growth rate that significantly exceeds its peers.



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