Charter Communications IncFind Ratings Reports
CHARTER COMMUNICATIONS INC's gross profit margin for the first quarter of its fiscal year 2016 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 weak liquidity. Currently, the Quick Ratio is 0.80 which shows a lack of ability to cover short-term cash needs. The liquidity decreased from the same period a year ago, despite already having weak liquidity to begin with. This would indicate deteriorating cash flow.
At the same time, stockholders' equity ("net worth") has significantly decreased by 384.41% from the same quarter last year. Overall, the key liquidity measurements indicate that the company is in a position in which financial difficulties could develop in the future.
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|Income Statement||Q1 FY16||Q1 FY15|
|Net Sales ($mil)||2530.0||2362.0|
|Net Income ($mil)||-188.0||-81.0|
|Balance Sheet||Q1 FY16||Q1 FY15|
|Cash & Equiv. ($mil)||1278.0||7132.0|
|Total Assets ($mil)||40524.0||24410.0|
|Total Debt ($mil)||37124.0||20964.0|
|Profitability||Q1 FY16||Q1 FY15|
|Gross Profit Margin||34.78||33.95|
|Return on Assets||-0.93||-0.92|
|Return on Equity||0.0||-294.8|
|Debt||Q1 FY16||Q1 FY15|
|Share Data||Q1 FY16||Q1 FY15|
|Shares outstanding (mil)||101.69||101.29|
|Div / share||0.0||0.0|
|Book value / share||-2.15||0.76|
|Institutional Own %||n/a||n/a|
|Avg Daily Volume||3395280.0||2102248.0|
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 well above the S&P 500 average, but well below the industry average.
|CHTR NM||Peers 23.01||CHTR 10.85||Peers 19.72|
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 67.55||Peers 80.89||CHTR NA||Peers 1.36|
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.
Ratio not available.
|CHTR NM||Peers 3.71||CHTR -62.50||Peers -8.91|
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 2.46||Peers 3.76||CHTR 7.05||Peers 42.30|
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.
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