AMC Networks Company Profile (NASDAQ:AMCX)

About AMC Networks (NASDAQ:AMCX)

AMC Networks logoAMC Networks Inc. is a holding company, which conducts all of its operations through its subsidiaries. The Company owns and operates entertainment businesses and assets. It operates through two segments: National Networks, and International and Other. National Networks includes activities of its programming businesses, which include its programming networks distributed in the United States and Canada. The International and Other segment includes AMC Networks International (AMCNI), the Company's international programming businesses consisting of a portfolio of channels in Europe, Latin America, the Middle East and parts of Asia and Africa; IFC Films, the Company's independent film distribution business; AMCNI- DMC, the broadcast solutions unit of certain networks of AMCNI and third-party networks, and various developing online content distribution initiatives. National Networks' programming networks include AMC, WE tv, BBC AMERICA and SundanceTV.

Industry, Sector and Symbol:
  • Sector: Consumer Discretionary
  • Industry: Television Broadcasting
  • Sub-Industry: Cable & Satellite
  • Symbol: NASDAQ:AMCX
  • CUSIP: 00164V10
  • Web:
  • Market Cap: $3.53 billion
  • Outstanding Shares: 63,565,000
Average Prices:
  • 50 Day Moving Avg: $58.42
  • 200 Day Moving Avg: $57.74
  • 52 Week Range: $46.17 - $67.61
  • Trailing P/E Ratio: 12.15
  • Foreward P/E Ratio: 8.02
  • P/E Growth: 0.75
Sales & Book Value:
  • Annual Revenue: $2.79 billion
  • Price / Sales: 1.27
  • Book Value: $0.46 per share
  • Price / Book: 120.85
  • EBITDA: $859.59 million
  • Net Margins: 11.40%
  • Return on Equity: 683.16%
  • Return on Assets: 9.65%
  • Debt-to-Equity Ratio: 43.05%
  • Current Ratio: 1.55%
  • Quick Ratio: 1.55%
  • Average Volume: 720,248 shs.
  • Beta: 1.06
  • Short Ratio: 7.4

Frequently Asked Questions for AMC Networks (NASDAQ:AMCX)

What is AMC Networks' stock symbol?

AMC Networks trades on the NASDAQ under the ticker symbol "AMCX."

How will AMC Networks' stock buyback program work?

AMC Networks announced that its board has approved a stock repurchase program on Thursday, June 8th 2017, which allows the company to buyback $500,000,000.00 in shares, according to EventVestor. This buyback authorization allows the company to reacquire up to 13.9% of its shares through open market purchases. Shares buyback programs are typically a sign that the company's board of directors believes its stock is undervalued.

How were AMC Networks' earnings last quarter?

AMC Networks Inc. (NASDAQ:AMCX) announced its quarterly earnings data on Thursday, August, 3rd. The company reported $1.88 earnings per share for the quarter, beating the Thomson Reuters' consensus estimate of $1.41 by $0.47. The company had revenue of $710.55 million for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $715.23 million. AMC Networks had a net margin of 11.40% and a return on equity of 683.16%. The business's revenue was up 3.8% on a year-over-year basis. During the same period in the previous year, the business earned $1.15 EPS. View AMC Networks' Earnings History.

When will AMC Networks make its next earnings announcement?

AMC Networks is scheduled to release their next quarterly earnings announcement on Thursday, November, 2nd 2017. View Earnings Estimates for AMC Networks.

Where is AMC Networks' stock going? Where will AMC Networks' stock price be in 2017?

13 equities research analysts have issued 1-year price objectives for AMC Networks' stock. Their predictions range from $37.00 to $72.00. On average, they expect AMC Networks' stock price to reach $59.70 in the next twelve months. View Analyst Ratings for AMC Networks.

What are analysts saying about AMC Networks stock?

Here are some recent quotes from research analysts about AMC Networks stock:

  • 1. According to Zacks Investment Research, "AMC Networks Inc. is engaged in producing programming and movie content. It owns and operates various cable televisions. Its programming networks include AMC, IFC, Sundance Channel, WE tv, and IFC films. The AMC is a television network which focuses on the original programming and movie-based entertainment. IFC creates long and short-form content inspired by music, web, gaming, animation, news, and culture. The Sundance Channel is the television destination for independent-minded viewers. The WE tv is the women's network specially devoted to the relationships during life's defining moments. The IFC films consist of multiple brands that bring specialty films to the largest possible audience. AMC Networks Inc. is headquartered in New York, New York. " (7/14/2017)
  • 2. Guggenheim analysts commented, "Several press outlets reported that AMC Networks is planning an ad-free online streaming service that will be exclusively available to authenticated pay-TV subscribers. To date, the company has not confirmed the reports, though we consider the product launch to be likely. The service, which according to the press articles is expected to price between $4.99 and $6.99 monthly, would likely provide enhancements to the traditional linear offering including exclusive full in-season ondemand program availability, additional program content beyond what is possible on ad-supported linear TV, and the elimination of commercial interruptions. For comparison, we estimate that AMCX currently earns an average of $0.83 per subscriber per month in its traditional distribution arrangements... We are maintaining our BUY rating and our $70 price target, which is based on 11x our 2017 EPS estimate of $6.25 (up from our prior $6.24). Our target multiple is a 40% discount to the S&P 500 and a 33% discount to large-cap media peers, which reflects our expectation of ongoing concern around the maturity of The Walking Dead franchise. We continue to believe that the market value under-appreciates the company's ability to develop and monetize compelling programming, supporting our BUY rating." (3/28/2017)
  • 3. Instinet analysts commented, "AMCX reported 4Q earnings of $1.30, above Street estimates, and we believe the 2017 outlook could reassure investors, particularly given expectations for modest YoY affiliate growth acceleration... We came away from the earnings call encouraged by AMCX's content pipeline, its financial, outlook and its strengthening balance sheet. We increase our 2017 EPS estimates to $5.98 from $5.95, given commentary around ad trends, affiliate trajectory and margins." (2/24/2017)
  • 4. Stifel Nicolaus analysts commented, "Following the 4Q16 earnings call, we are upgrading AMC Networks from a Hold to a Buy and establishing a target price of $70. The upgrade comes after better than expected advertising in the quarter despite materially down Walking Dead ratings indicating considerable ad monetization outside of that window and the continued attractiveness of the show in a fragmented market. We raise our estimates and view guidance as conservative. We are Buy rated." (2/24/2017)
  • 5. Jefferies Group LLC analysts commented, "Comments made by AMCX management earlier today indicate that 4Q domestic advertising growth is trending below expectations largely due to weaker ratings. We are lowering our 4Q ad growth estimate to +1% (from +6%), resulting in full year growth of 4% (in line with mgmt commentary). Erosion of ratings for returning shows across the broader TV universe remain an issue. Ratings Delivery Impacting Ad Growth. Management highlighted that the company now expects ad growth of 4% for 2016, down from the original expectation of +5.5%. This implies ad growth in the 4th quarter of ~1%, below the original 4Q guide of +6%." (12/7/2016)

Who are some of AMC Networks' key competitors?

Who are AMC Networks' key executives?

AMC Networks' management team includes the folowing people:

  • Charles F. Dolan, Executive Chairman of the Board
  • Joshua W. Sapan, President, Chief Executive Officer
  • Sean S. Sullivan, Chief Financial Officer, Executive Vice President
  • Edward A. Carroll, Chief Operating Officer
  • Christian B. Wymbs, Executive Vice President, Chief Accounting Officer
  • James G. Gallagher, Executive Vice President, General Counsel
  • William J. Bell, Director
  • James L. Dolan, Director
  • Kristin A. Dolan, Director
  • Patrick F. Dolan, Director

How do I buy AMC Networks stock?

Shares of AMC Networks can be purchased through any online brokerage account. Popular online brokerages include Vanguard Brokerage Services, TD Ameritrade, E*TRADE, Scottrade, Fidelity and Charles Schwab.

What is AMC Networks' stock price today?

One share of AMC Networks stock can currently be purchased for approximately $55.59.

MarketBeat Community Rating for AMC Networks (NASDAQ AMCX)
Community Ranking:  2.4 out of 5 (star star)
Outperform Votes:  405 (Vote Outperform)
Underperform Votes:  438 (Vote Underperform)
Total Votes:  843
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Analyst Ratings

Consensus Ratings for AMC Networks (NASDAQ:AMCX) (How are Consensus Ratings Calculated?)
Ratings Breakdown: 1 Sell Rating, 9 Hold Ratings, 3 Buy Ratings
Consensus Rating:Hold (Score: 2.15)
Consensus Price Target: $59.70 (7.39% upside)
Consensus Price Target History for AMC Networks (NASDAQ:AMCX)
Price Target History for AMC Networks (NASDAQ:AMCX)
Analysts' Ratings History for AMC Networks (NASDAQ:AMCX)
DateFirmActionRatingPrice TargetImpact on Share PriceDetails
10/12/2017GuggenheimDowngradeBuy -> NeutralN/AView Rating Details
10/10/2017Wells Fargo & CompanyInitiated CoverageOutperform$72.00N/AView Rating Details
9/21/2017Cowen and CompanyReiterated RatingHold$53.00LowView Rating Details
9/12/2017Sanford C. BernsteinReiterated RatingMarket PerformLowView Rating Details
9/12/2017Jefferies Group LLCReiterated RatingHold$65.00LowView Rating Details
6/9/2017Moffett NathansonReiterated RatingSellHighView Rating Details
5/8/2017Deutsche Bank AGLower Price TargetHold$65.00 -> $61.00LowView Rating Details
4/10/2017Piper Jaffray CompaniesDowngradeOverweight -> NeutralMediumView Rating Details
2/27/2017Loop CapitalReiterated RatingHold$56.00N/AView Rating Details
2/24/2017InstinetBoost Price TargetPositive$63.00 -> $65.00N/AView Rating Details
2/24/2017Stifel NicolausUpgradeHold -> Buy$56.00 -> $70.00N/AView Rating Details
1/11/2017Albert Fried & CompanyReiterated RatingHoldN/AView Rating Details
11/4/2016Pacific CrestReiterated RatingHold -> NeutralN/AView Rating Details
10/6/2016FBR & CoInitiated CoverageOutperformN/AView Rating Details
10/6/2016FBN SecuritiesReiterated RatingOutperformN/AView Rating Details
9/22/2016NomuraLower Price TargetBuy$70.00 -> $63.00N/AView Rating Details
8/5/2016Goldman Sachs Group, Inc. (The)Lower Price TargetBuy$84.00 -> $73.00N/AView Rating Details
8/5/2016J P Morgan Chase & CoLower Price TargetNeutral$66.00 -> $62.00N/AView Rating Details
6/22/2016Morgan StanleyDowngradeOverweight -> Equal Weight$78.00 -> $65.00N/AView Rating Details
4/26/2016MacquarieUpgradeNeutral -> Outperform$82.00N/AView Rating Details
3/30/2016Topeka Capital MarketsLower Price TargetHold$71.00 -> $69.00N/AView Rating Details
(Data available from 10/17/2015 forward)


Earnings History for AMC Networks (NASDAQ:AMCX)
Earnings by Quarter for AMC Networks (NASDAQ:AMCX)
Earnings History by Quarter for AMC Networks (NASDAQ AMCX)
DateQuarterConsensus EstimateActual EPSRevenue EstimateActual RevenueRelease LinkConference CallDetails
11/1/2017$1.18N/AView Earnings Details
8/3/2017Q2 2017$1.41$1.88$715.23 million$710.55 millionViewListenView Earnings Details
5/4/2017Q1 2017$2.00$2.10$720.15 million$720.19 millionViewListenView Earnings Details
2/23/2017Q416$1.26$1.30$709.83 million$729.60 millionViewN/AView Earnings Details
11/3/2016Q316$1.02$1.01$660.58 million$634.60 millionViewN/AView Earnings Details
8/4/2016Q216$1.28$1.28$676.87 million$685.00 millionViewListenView Earnings Details
5/5/2016Q116$1.79$1.99$695.47 million$707.00 millionViewN/AView Earnings Details
2/25/2016Q415$1.18$1.31$675.02 million$678.95 millionViewListenView Earnings Details
11/5/2015Q315$0.87$1.09$604.81 million$605.05 millionViewN/AView Earnings Details
8/6/2015Q215$0.97$1.23$592.97 million$601.00 millionViewN/AView Earnings Details
5/4/2015Q115$1.48$1.66$655.66 million$668.68 millionViewN/AView Earnings Details
2/26/2015Q414$1.03$1.15$602.42 million$609.44 millionViewN/AView Earnings Details
11/6/2014Q314$0.75$0.74$511.06 million$519.60 millionViewListenView Earnings Details
8/7/2014Q214$0.87$0.90$514.30 million$522.10 millionViewN/AView Earnings Details
5/8/2014Q114$1.16$1.04$507.53 million$525.00 millionViewListenView Earnings Details
2/27/2014Q4$0.77$0.49$418.90 million$435.00 millionViewListenView Earnings Details
11/7/2013Q313$0.85$0.81$393.40 million$395.30 millionViewN/AView Earnings Details
8/8/2013Q2 2013$0.78$1.87$368.08 million$379.30 millionViewN/AView Earnings Details
5/9/2013Q1 2013$0.80$0.85$365.98 million$382.00 millionViewN/AView Earnings Details
2/26/2013Q4 2012$0.63$0.21$370.03 million$367.70 millionViewN/AView Earnings Details
11/8/2012Q312$0.36$0.51$292.08 million$332.10 millionViewN/AView Earnings Details
8/9/2012$0.58$0.59ViewN/AView Earnings Details
5/10/2012$0.45$0.60ViewN/AView Earnings Details
11/10/2011$0.47$0.55ViewN/AView Earnings Details
(Data available from 1/1/2011 forward)


Earnings Estimates for AMC Networks (NASDAQ:AMCX)
2017 EPS Consensus Estimate: $6.33
2018 EPS Consensus Estimate: $7.06
QuarterNumber of EstimatesLow EstimateHigh EstimateAverage Estimate
Q1 20172$2.05$2.11$2.08
Q2 20173$1.39$1.47$1.44
Q3 20173$1.16$1.41$1.31
Q4 20173$1.14$1.74$1.50
Q1 20182$2.08$2.19$2.14
Q2 20181$1.83$1.83$1.83
Q3 20181$1.32$1.32$1.32
Q4 20182$1.72$1.83$1.78
Q1 20191$2.26$2.26$2.26
Q2 20191$1.85$1.85$1.85
(Data provided by Zacks Investment Research)


Dividend History for AMC Networks (NASDAQ:AMCX)
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Insider Trades

Insider Trading and Institutional Ownership History for AMC Networks (NASDAQ:AMCX)
Insider Ownership Percentage: 17.67%
Institutional Ownership Percentage: 84.94%
Insider Trades by Quarter for AMC Networks (NASDAQ:AMCX)
Institutional Ownership by Quarter for AMC Networks (NASDAQ:AMCX)
Insider Trades by Quarter for AMC Networks (NASDAQ:AMCX)
Transaction DateInsider NameTitleBuy/SellNumber of SharesAverage Share PriceTotal TransactionDetails
3/20/2017James GallagherEVPSell4,000$58.75$235,000.00View SEC Filing  
3/8/2016James Lawrence DolanInsiderSell65,000$66.89$4,347,850.00View SEC Filing  
11/11/2015Marianne Dolan WeberinsiderSell1,000$78.28$78,280.00View SEC Filing  
5/22/2015James GallagherEVPSell1,000$77.49$77,490.00View SEC Filing  
5/6/2015Edward A CarrollCOOSell8,250$79.20$653,400.00View SEC Filing  
3/26/2015Brian SweeneyDirectorSell1,875$73.59$137,981.25View SEC Filing  
3/17/2015John P GiraldoCAOSell3,976$72.18$286,987.68View SEC Filing  
5/28/2014Patrick Francis DolanInsiderSell2,886$61.55$177,633.30View SEC Filing  
3/11/2014James GallagherEVPSell3,000$76.46$229,380.00View SEC Filing  
8/16/2013Edward CarrollCOOSell7,170$65.01$466,121.70View SEC Filing  
8/14/2013William BellDirectorSell5,000$67.38$336,900.00View SEC Filing  
6/17/2013Patrick Francis DolanInsiderSell300,000$62.50$18,750,000.00View SEC Filing  
5/29/2013Joshua W SapanCEOSell93,950$66.95$6,289,952.50View SEC Filing  
10/2/2012Luxor Capital Group, LpMajor ShareholderSell875,000$42.75$37,406,250.00View SEC Filing  
(Data available from 1/1/2013 forward)


Headline Trends for AMC Networks (NASDAQ:AMCX)
Latest Headlines for AMC Networks (NASDAQ:AMCX)
DateHeadline logoColony Capital injects cash, in talks to buy Weinstein Co - October 16 at 4:40 PM logo'Happy Death Day' scares off 'Blade Runner' at box office - October 16 at 1:40 AM logo'Happy Death Day' scares off 'Blade Runner' at box office - October 15 at 3:37 PM logoAMC Networks Inc. (AMCX) Downgraded by Guggenheim - October 15 at 8:30 AM logoAMC Networks Inc (AMCX) Given Average Recommendation of "Hold" by Analysts - October 12 at 3:16 PM logoBrokers Set Expectations for AMC Networks Inc's Q3 2017 Earnings (AMCX) - October 12 at 8:32 AM logoResearch Analysts Issue Forecasts for AMC Networks Inc.'s FY2017 Earnings (AMCX) - October 11 at 8:32 AM logo Analysts Expect AMC Networks Inc. (AMCX) Will Post Quarterly Sales of $653.56 Million - October 4 at 1:46 AM logoThis 'Walking Dead' Poster Shows Why I Like 'Fear the Walking Dead' More - September 24 at 3:36 PM logoAMC Networks Inc. (AMCX) Earns "Hold" Rating from Cowen and Company - September 21 at 4:28 PM logoAMC Networks nabs David Madden to head programming - September 18 at 1:41 AM logoAMC Networks' (AMCX) "Market Perform" Rating Reiterated at Sanford C. Bernstein - September 17 at 9:34 PM logo'Fear The Walking Dead' Ratings Are Hitting Series Lows In Season 3 - September 17 at 3:37 PM logoAMC Networks Inc. (AMCX) Given Average Recommendation of "Hold" by Brokerages - September 17 at 1:20 PM logoBox Office Top 20: 'It' devours competition with $123.4M - September 11 at 7:37 PM logo'It' floats away with record-breaking $117.2 million weekend - September 10 at 3:36 PM logoA slow Labor Day caps a down summer at the box office - September 3 at 3:35 PM logoFox taps new president of entertainment for broadcasting network - August 30 at 4:48 PM logo[$$] Fox Broadcasting Names New President of Entertainment - August 30 at 4:48 PM logoCBS Corp. (CBS) Inks a Deal to Buy Australia's Network Ten - August 28 at 3:53 PM logo$653.56 Million in Sales Expected for AMC Networks Inc. (AMCX) This Quarter - August 28 at 2:56 AM logoAMC Networks Inc (AMCX) Given Average Rating of "Hold" by Analysts - August 23 at 2:58 PM logoETFs with exposure to AMC Networks, Inc. : August 21, 2017 - August 22 at 9:39 PM logo5 Things I Learned From AMC Networks' Earnings Report - August 12 at 3:36 PM logoAMC Networks Inc. (NASDAQ:AMCX) Expected to Post Quarterly Sales of $653.56 Million - August 10 at 10:06 AM logoCritical Review: AMC Networks (AMCX) vs. Discovery Communications (DISCA) - August 9 at 2:12 PM logo$1.14 EPS Expected for AMC Networks Inc. (NASDAQ:AMCX) This Quarter - August 8 at 8:26 AM logoJefferies Group Weighs in on AMC Networks Inc.'s Q3 2017 Earnings (AMCX) - August 7 at 8:08 AM logoQ3 2017 EPS Estimates for AMC Networks Inc. Lifted by KeyCorp (NASDAQ:AMCX) - August 7 at 8:08 AM logoAMC Networks Inc. Draws Strength From "Miscellaneous" Income Sources - August 3 at 8:22 PM logoWhy AMC Networks Inc's Shares Jumped 20% in July - August 3 at 6:49 PM logoAMC Networks Inc. Reports Second Quarter 2017 Results - August 3 at 3:48 PM logoAMC Networks (AMCX) Q2 2017 Results - Earnings Call Transcript - August 3 at 3:48 PM logoAMC Networks (AMCX) Tops Q2 Earnings Lags Revenues - August 3 at 3:48 PM logoAMC Networks (AMCX) Q2 Earnings Beat Estimates, Revenues Lag - August 3 at 3:48 PM logoAMC Networks Shares Pop on Earnings Beat, (Slightly) Better Picture for TV Advertising - August 3 at 3:48 PM logoAMC Networks tops 2Q profit forecasts - August 3 at 3:48 PM logoAMC Networks Inc. (AMCX) Issues Earnings Results, Beats Estimates By $0.47 EPS - August 3 at 3:39 PM logo'Dunkirk' conquers 'Emoji,' 'Atomic Blonde' at box office - July 31 at 1:35 AM logo'Dunkirk' conquers 'Emoji,' 'Atomic Blonde' at box office - July 30 at 3:33 PM logoAMC Networks Inc. (NASDAQ:AMCX) Receives Average Recommendation of "Hold" from Brokerages - July 29 at 1:25 PM logoAMC Networks Inc. (NASDAQ:AMCX) Set to Announce Quarterly Earnings on Wednesday - July 26 at 7:08 AM logoEntravision Communications Corporation (EVC) versus AMC Networks (AMCX) Financial Review - July 25 at 8:21 PM logoWhy Media Investors Will Tune Into AT&T's Earnings Call - - July 25 at 3:40 PM logoVictory for 'Dunkirk' and 'Girls Trip' at the box office - July 23 at 3:35 PM logo$714.53 Million in Sales Expected for AMC Networks Inc. (AMCX) This Quarter - July 21 at 8:00 PM logoAMC Networks Inc. Expected to Earn Q2 2017 Earnings of $1.46 Per Share (NASDAQ:AMCX) - July 21 at 8:46 AM logoS&P 500, Dow and Nasdaq Race to New Records -- Here's How It Happened - - July 19 at 10:06 PM logoRPT-TV networks try new tricks to woo pay TV partners as ratings slide - Nasdaq - July 19 at 10:06 PM logoAMC Networks Inc. Announces Proposed Offering of $500 Million of Senior Notes - Nasdaq - July 19 at 10:06 PM



AMC Networks (AMCX) Chart for Tuesday, October, 17, 2017

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