Ascent Capital Group Company Profile (NASDAQ:ASCMA)

About Ascent Capital Group

Ascent Capital Group logoAscent Capital Group, Inc. is a holding company. The Company's segments include Monitronics, LiveWatch and Other Activities. The Company's subsidiaries include Monitronics International, Inc. (Monitronics) and LiveWatch Security, LLC (LiveWatch). Monitronics provides a range of residential security services, including hands-free two-way interactive voice communication with the monitoring center, cellular options, and an interactive service option, which allows the customer to control their security system remotely using a computer or smart phone. Monitronics performs monitoring services for subscribers located in all 50 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico and Canada. LiveWatch is a do-it-yourself (DIY) home security provider offering professionally monitored security services through a direct-to-consumer sales channel. LiveWatch offers a differentiated go-to-market strategy through direct response television, Internet and radio advertising.

Industry, Sector and Symbol:
  • Sector: Industrial Products
  • Industry: Security & Protection Services
  • Sub-Industry: Specialized Consumer Services
  • Exchange: NASDAQ
  • Symbol: ASCMA
  • CUSIP: 04363210
Key Metrics:
  • Previous Close: $17.08
  • 50 Day Moving Average: $16.31
  • 200 Day Moving Average: $19.54
  • 52-Week Range: $12,101,000.00 - $9.54
  • Trailing P/E Ratio: N/A
  • Foreward P/E Ratio: -2.97
  • P/E Growth: -0.16
  • Market Cap: $198.58M
  • Outstanding Shares: 12,101,000
  • Beta: 1.06
Profitability:
  • Net Margins: -18.08%
  • Return on Equity: -34.98%
  • Return on Assets: -4.48%
Debt:
  • Debt-to-Equity Ratio: 7.53%
  • Current Ratio: 1.36%
  • Quick Ratio: 1.36%
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Analyst Ratings

Consensus Ratings for Ascent Capital Group (NASDAQ:ASCMA) (?)
Ratings Breakdown: 2 Hold Ratings, 1 Buy Rating
Consensus Rating:Hold (Score: 2.33)
Consensus Price Target: $18.00 (9.69% upside)

Analysts' Ratings History for Ascent Capital Group (NASDAQ:ASCMA)
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DateFirmActionRatingPrice TargetDetails
1/7/2017Imperial CapitalReiterated RatingOutperform$21.00View Rating Details
6/16/2016BB&T CorporationInitiated CoverageHoldView Rating Details
3/1/2016Piper Jaffray CompaniesDowngradeOverweight -> Neutral$26.00 -> $15.00View Rating Details
(Data available from 2/20/2015 forward)

Earnings

Earnings History for Ascent Capital Group (NASDAQ:ASCMA)
DateQuarterConsensus EstimateActual EPSRevenue EstimateActual RevenueRelease LinkConference CallDetails
2/27/2017        
5/9/2016Q1($1.89)($1.86)ViewN/AView Earnings Details
2/29/2016Q4($1.64)($2.43)ViewListenView Earnings Details
11/9/2015Q315($1.15)($1.87)$143.24 million$141.86 millionViewN/AView Earnings Details
8/10/2015Q215($0.73)($1.41)$140.56 million$141.50 millionViewListenView Earnings Details
2/26/2015Q414($0.69)($0.49)$137.13 millionViewN/AView Earnings Details
11/10/2014Q313($0.52)($0.82)$137.40 million$136.03 millionViewN/AView Earnings Details
8/11/2014($0.75)($0.75)ViewN/AView Earnings Details
5/8/2014($0.53)($0.68)ViewN/AView Earnings Details
2/26/2014($0.35)($0.90)ViewN/AView Earnings Details
11/12/2013Q3($0.04)($0.35)ViewListenView Earnings Details
11/8/2012Q312($0.32)($0.98)$84.48 million$84.70 millionViewN/AView Earnings Details
(Data available from 1/1/2011 forward)

Estimates

Earnings Estimates for Ascent Capital Group (NASDAQ:ASCMA)
Current Year EPS Consensus Estimate: $-7.15 EPS
Next Year EPS Consensus Estimate: $-5.52 EPS
QuarterNumber of EstimatesLow EstimateHigh EstimateAverage Estimate
Q1 20162($1.61)($1.54)($1.58)
Q2 20161($1.58)($1.58)($1.58)
Q3 20161($1.17)($1.17)($1.17)
Q4 20161($1.36)($1.36)($1.36)
Q1 20171($1.21)($1.21)($1.21)
Q2 20171($0.96)($0.96)($0.96)
Q3 20171($1.09)($1.09)($1.09)
Q4 20171($1.07)($1.07)($1.07)
Q1 20181($1.03)($1.03)($1.03)
Q2 20181($0.85)($0.85)($0.85)
Q3 20181($0.96)($0.96)($0.96)
(Data provided by Zacks Investment Research)

Dividends

Dividend History for Ascent Capital Group (NASDAQ:ASCMA)
No dividend announcements for this company have been tracked by MarketBeat.com

Insider Trades

Insider Trading History for Ascent Capital Group (NASDAQ:ASCMA)
Insider Ownership Percentage: 8.65%
Institutional Ownership Percentage: 85.84%
Transaction DateInsider NameTitleBuy/SellNumber of SharesAverage Share PriceTotal TransactionDetails
12/19/2016Carl E VogelDirectorSell6,035$17.76$107,181.60View SEC Filing  
12/19/2016William R FitzgeraldCEOBuy54$20.00$1,080.00View SEC Filing  
12/15/2016William R FitzgeraldChairmanBuy205$20.00$4,100.00View SEC Filing  
12/9/2016Michael J PohlDirectorSell2,000$17.97$35,940.00View SEC Filing  
11/25/2016Opportunistic Value Fun OkumusMajor ShareholderSell13,398$19.90$266,620.20View SEC Filing  
11/21/2016Opportunistic Value Fun OkumusMajor ShareholderSell92,706$19.95$1,849,484.70View SEC Filing  
11/16/2016Michael R MeyersInsiderSell5,407$19.77$106,896.39View SEC Filing  
10/3/2016William E NilesVPSell1,000$23.31$23,310.00View SEC Filing  
9/1/2016William E NilesVPSell1,500$23.36$35,040.00View SEC Filing  
8/1/2016William E NilesVPSell1,500$16.85$25,275.00View SEC Filing  
7/1/2016William E NilesVPSell1,500$15.68$23,520.00View SEC Filing  
6/1/2016William E NilesVPSell1,500$19.14$28,710.00View SEC Filing  
5/2/2016William E NilesVPSell1,500$15.00$22,500.00View SEC Filing  
4/1/2016William E NilesVPSell1,500$14.26$21,390.00View SEC Filing  
2/1/2016William E NilesVPSell1,500$10.84$16,260.00View SEC Filing  
1/4/2016William E. NilesVPSell1,500$15.83$23,745.00View SEC Filing  
12/1/2015William E. NilesVPSell1,500$19.75$29,625.00View SEC Filing  
11/19/2015Philip J HolthouseDirectorBuy2,500$19.90$49,750.00View SEC Filing  
11/2/2015William E NilesVPSell1,500$22.42$33,630.00View SEC Filing  
10/1/2015William E NilesVPSell1,500$26.90$40,350.00View SEC Filing  
9/8/2015Charles Y TanabeDirectorBuy3,600$28.00$100,800.00View SEC Filing  
6/23/2015Michael R HaislipEVPSell1,225$41.53$50,874.25View SEC Filing  
5/28/2015William R FitzgeraldCEOBuy300$41.00$12,300.00View SEC Filing  
5/27/2015Richard WalkerEVPBuy1,500$40.08$60,120.00View SEC Filing  
5/14/2015William R FitzgeraldCEOBuy1,240$41.00$50,840.00View SEC Filing  
3/20/2015William R FitzgeraldCEOBuy1,000$39.00$39,000.00View SEC Filing  
3/19/2015William R FitzgeraldCEOBuy1,000$39.45$39,450.00View SEC Filing  
10/25/2013John C MaloneMajor ShareholderSell351,734$93.00$32,711,262.00View SEC Filing  
12/13/2012John C MaloneMajor ShareholderBuy8,731$64.14$560,006.34View SEC Filing  
11/9/2012Robert R BennettMajor ShareholderSell76,212$63.41$4,832,602.92View SEC Filing  
11/7/2012John C MaloneMajor ShareholderBuy1,200$59.98$71,976.00View SEC Filing  
10/31/2012John C MaloneMajor ShareholderBuy5,000$58.20$291,000.00View SEC Filing  
10/22/2012John C MaloneMajor ShareholderBuy5,000$57.33$286,650.00View SEC Filing  
10/15/2012John C MaloneMajor ShareholderBuy5,000$57.74$288,700.00View SEC Filing  
10/9/2012John C MaloneMajor ShareholderBuy8,200$55.29$453,378.00View SEC Filing  
10/3/2012John C MaloneMajor ShareholderBuy15,000$54.66$819,900.00View SEC Filing  
(Data available from 1/1/2013 forward)

Headlines

Latest Headlines for Ascent Capital Group (NASDAQ:ASCMA)
DateHeadline
finance.yahoo.com logoTASER Wins Order for Axon Cameras from Warwickshire Police (NASDAQ:ASCMA)
finance.yahoo.com - February 9 at 8:48 PM
finance.yahoo.com logoMONI Receives A+ Rating From Better Business Bureau (NASDAQ:ASCMA)
finance.yahoo.com - February 6 at 3:41 PM
4-traders.com logoMONI : Smart Security Advances Alarm Event Communications With Introduction Of New Interactive Messaging Hub (NASDAQ:ASCMA)
www.4-traders.com - January 30 at 4:40 PM
finance.yahoo.com logoMONI Smart Security Advances Alarm Event Communications With Introduction Of New Interactive Messaging Hub (NASDAQ:ASCMA)
finance.yahoo.com - January 30 at 4:40 PM
4-traders.com logoMONI : Smart Security Introduces Customer Bill Of Rights (NASDAQ:ASCMA)
www.4-traders.com - January 24 at 4:07 PM
finance.yahoo.com logoMONI Smart Security Introduces Customer Bill Of Rights (NASDAQ:ASCMA)
finance.yahoo.com - January 24 at 4:07 PM
biz.yahoo.com logoASCENT CAPITAL GROUP, INC. Files SEC form 8-K, Change in Directors or Principal Officers, Regulation FD Disclosure, F (NASDAQ:ASCMA)
biz.yahoo.com - January 6 at 3:46 PM
streetinsider.com logoAscent Media (ASCMA) Announces CFO Michael Meyers to Retire (NASDAQ:ASCMA)
www.streetinsider.com - January 6 at 2:04 AM
finance.yahoo.com logo4:06 pm Ascent Capital Group CFO to retire by year end; co will conduct search to identify successor (NASDAQ:ASCMA)
finance.yahoo.com - January 5 at 8:58 PM
publicnow.com logoAscent Capital Group Announces Retirement of Chief Financial Officer, Michael Meyers (NASDAQ:ASCMA)
www.publicnow.com - January 5 at 8:58 PM
feeds.benzinga.com logo5 Top Picks For January (NASDAQ:ASCMA)
feeds.benzinga.com - January 5 at 10:54 AM
News IconDirector of Ascent Capital Group (NASDAQ:ASCMA), Vogel Carl E, sells 6,035 shares worth $107,208 (NASDAQ:ASCMA)
empowerednews.net - December 22 at 2:43 AM
4-traders.com logoMONI : Smart Security Selected As Connected Home Security Company Of The Year (NASDAQ:ASCMA)
www.4-traders.com - December 15 at 3:17 PM
finance.yahoo.com logoMONI Smart Security Selected As Connected Home Security Company Of The Year (NASDAQ:ASCMA)
finance.yahoo.com - December 15 at 3:17 PM
News IconDirector of Ascent Capital Group (NASDAQ:ASCMA), Pohl Michael J, sells 2,000 shares worth $35,932 (NASDAQ:ASCMA)
empowerednews.net - December 12 at 8:48 PM
bloomberg.com logoSoros, Buffett and Role of Robotic Logic of Investing Riches (1) (NASDAQ:ASCMA)
washpost.bloomberg.com - December 8 at 8:55 PM
bloomberg.com logoHow Anyone Can Invest Like Warren Buffett (NASDAQ:ASCMA)
www.bloomberg.com - December 8 at 3:54 PM
finance.yahoo.com logoWeakness Seen in Ascent Capital (ASCMA) Estimates: Should You Stay Away? (NASDAQ:ASCMA)
finance.yahoo.com - December 5 at 4:30 PM
insidermonkey.com logoHedge Funds Are Piling Into Ascent Capital Group Inc (ASCMA) (NASDAQ:ASCMA)
www.insidermonkey.com - December 4 at 3:35 PM
finance.yahoo.com logoAscent Capital Group to Present at the Imperial Capital Security Investor Conference (NASDAQ:ASCMA)
finance.yahoo.com - December 2 at 4:05 PM
News IconMONI to provide dealers with August Home smart home products (NASDAQ:ASCMA)
www.securityinfowatch.com - November 30 at 8:40 PM
finance.yahoo.com logoAscent Capital Group to Present at Bank of America Merrill Lynch Leveraged Finance Conference (NASDAQ:ASCMA)
finance.yahoo.com - November 29 at 4:37 PM
News IconDirector of Ascent Capital Group (NASDAQ:ASCMA), Pohl Michael J, sells 2,500 shares worth $47,882 (NASDAQ:ASCMA)
empowerednews.net - November 18 at 1:02 PM
finance.yahoo.com logoASCENT CAPITAL GROUP, INC. Financials (NASDAQ:ASCMA)
finance.yahoo.com - November 16 at 3:42 PM
4-traders.com logoASCENT CAPITAL GROUP, INC. : Results of Operations and Financial Condition, Financial Statements and Exhibits (form 8-K) (NASDAQ:ASCMA)
www.4-traders.com - November 14 at 10:20 AM
News IconAscent Capital Group's (ASCMA) CEO William Fitzgerald on Q3 2016 Results - Earnings Call Transcript (NASDAQ:ASCMA)
www.topix.com - November 10 at 2:05 PM
thestreet.com logoAscent Capital Group is Now Oversold (ASCMA) (NASDAQ:ASCMA)
www.thestreet.com - November 10 at 2:05 PM
finance.yahoo.com logoAscent Capital Group upgraded by Imperial Capital (NASDAQ:ASCMA)
finance.yahoo.com - November 9 at 12:32 PM
capitalcube.com logoAscent Capital Group, Inc. :ASCMA-US: Earnings Analysis: Q3, 2016 By the Numbers : November 9, 2016 (NASDAQ:ASCMA)
www.capitalcube.com - November 9 at 12:32 PM
biz.yahoo.com logoASCENT CAPITAL GROUP, INC. Files SEC form 10-Q, Quarterly Report (NASDAQ:ASCMA)
biz.yahoo.com - November 8 at 9:09 PM
finance.yahoo.com logoEdited Transcript of ASCMA earnings conference call or presentation 7-Nov-16 10:00pm GMT (NASDAQ:ASCMA)
finance.yahoo.com - November 8 at 2:20 PM
seekingalpha.com logoAscent Capital Group, Inc. 2016 Q3 - Results - Earnings Call Slides (NASDAQ:ASCMA)
seekingalpha.com - November 7 at 10:13 PM
sg.finance.yahoo.com logoAscent Capital reports 3Q loss (NASDAQ:ASCMA)
sg.finance.yahoo.com - November 7 at 10:13 PM
biz.yahoo.com logoQ3 2016 Ascent Capital Group Inc Earnings Release - After Market Close (NASDAQ:ASCMA)
biz.yahoo.com - November 7 at 1:34 PM
finance.yahoo.com logoMONI Rebranding Campaign Wins Gold MarCom Award (NASDAQ:ASCMA)
finance.yahoo.com - November 1 at 7:41 AM
4-traders.com logoASCENT CAPITAL GROUP, INC. : Regulation FD Disclosure, Financial Statements and Exhibits (form 8-K) (NASDAQ:ASCMA)
www.4-traders.com - October 29 at 11:26 AM
biz.yahoo.com logoASCENT CAPITAL GROUP, INC. Files SEC form 8-K, Regulation FD Disclosure, Financial Statements and Exhibits (NASDAQ:ASCMA)
biz.yahoo.com - October 28 at 8:22 PM
nasdaq.com logoAscent Capital Group to Report Third Quarter 2016 Results on November (NASDAQ:ASCMA)
www.nasdaq.com - October 26 at 12:36 PM
publicnow.com logoAscent Capital Group to Report Third Quarter 2016 Results on November 7, 2016 (NASDAQ:ASCMA)
www.publicnow.com - October 26 at 12:36 PM
finance.yahoo.com logoJ.D. Power Ranks MONI Highest In Overall Customer Satisfaction For Home Security (NASDAQ:ASCMA)
finance.yahoo.com - October 19 at 4:25 PM
capitalcube.com logoETF’s with exposure to Ascent Capital Group, Inc. : October 10, 2016 (NASDAQ:ASCMA)
www.capitalcube.com - October 10 at 3:33 PM
News IconExec VP/Gen Counsel/Secretary of Ascent Capital Group (NASDAQ:ASCMA), Niles William E, sells 1,000 shares worth $23,307 (NASDAQ:ASCMA)
empowerednews.net - October 6 at 3:34 PM
finance.yahoo.com logoAscent Capital Group’s Subsidiary, MONI, Completes Refinancing of Credit Facility (NASDAQ:ASCMA)
finance.yahoo.com - October 3 at 3:33 PM
biz.yahoo.com logoASCENT CAPITAL GROUP, INC. Files SEC form 8-K, Creation of a Direct Financial Obligation or an Obligation under an Of (NASDAQ:ASCMA)
biz.yahoo.com - October 3 at 3:33 PM
publicnow.com logoAscent Capital Group's Subsidiary, MONI, Completes Refinancing of Credit Facility (NASDAQ:ASCMA)
www.publicnow.com - October 3 at 3:33 PM
finance.yahoo.com logoMonitronics Begins New Era Of Smart Home Security; Rebrands As "MONI" (NASDAQ:ASCMA)
finance.yahoo.com - September 30 at 8:50 AM
4-traders.com logoAscent Capital : Strong Industry, Solid Earnings Estimate Revisions (NASDAQ:ASCMA)
www.4-traders.com - September 26 at 3:43 PM
News IconAscent Capital Group Inc. (ASCMA): Billionaire Mario Gabelli’s GAMCO Investors Lowers Its Stake (NASDAQ:ASCMA)
feedproxy.google.com - September 26 at 12:18 PM
finance.yahoo.com logoTASER International (TASR) Gets Order for X2 Smart Weapon (NASDAQ:ASCMA)
finance.yahoo.com - September 23 at 4:01 PM
capitalcube.com logoETF’s with exposure to Ascent Capital Group, Inc. : September 22, 2016 (NASDAQ:ASCMA)
www.capitalcube.com - September 22 at 3:35 PM

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What is Ascent Capital Group's stock symbol?

Ascent Capital Group trades on the NASDAQ under the ticker symbol "ASCMA."

Where is Ascent Capital Group's stock going? Where will Ascent Capital Group's stock price be in 2017?

3 brokerages have issued 1 year price objectives for Ascent Capital Group's stock. Their forecasts range from $15.00 to $21.00. On average, they anticipate Ascent Capital Group's stock price to reach $18.00 in the next year.

When will Ascent Capital Group announce their earnings?

Ascent Capital Group is scheduled to release their next quarterly earnings announcement on Monday, February, 27th 2017.

Who owns Ascent Capital Group stock?

Ascent Capital Group's stock is owned by a number of of retail and institutional investors. Top institutional shareholders include Renaissance Technologies LLC (7.38%), Dimensional Fund Advisors LP (6.93%), Gamco Investors INC. ET AL (6.19%), Teton Advisors Inc. (2.07%), Wallace Capital Management Inc. (1.93%) and State Street Corp (1.85%). Company insiders that own Ascent Capital Group stock include Carl E Vogel, Charles Y Tanabe, Michael J Pohl, Michael R Haislip, Michael R Meyers, Opportunistic Value Fun Okumus, Philip J Holthouse, Richard Walker, William E Niles and William R Fitzgerald.

Who sold Ascent Capital Group stock? Who is selling Ascent Capital Group stock?

Ascent Capital Group's stock was sold by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Wallace Capital Management Inc., Gamco Investors INC. ET AL, Oxford Asset Management, Gabelli Funds LLC, Bogle Investment Management L P DE, Teton Advisors Inc., AQR Capital Management LLC and State Board of Administration of Florida Retirement System. Company insiders that have sold Ascent Capital Group stock in the last year include Carl E Vogel, Michael J Pohl, Michael R Meyers, Opportunistic Value Fun Okumus and William E Niles.

Who bought Ascent Capital Group stock? Who is buying Ascent Capital Group stock?

Ascent Capital Group's stock was bought by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Renaissance Technologies LLC, Dimensional Fund Advisors LP, Russell Investments Group Ltd., GSA Capital Partners LLP, A.R.T. Advisors LLC, Two Sigma Investments LP and State Street Corp. Company insiders that have bought Ascent Capital Group stock in the last two years include Charles Y Tanabe, Philip J Holthouse, Richard Walker and William R Fitzgerald.

How do I buy Ascent Capital Group stock?

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

How much does a share of Ascent Capital Group stock cost?

One share of Ascent Capital Group stock can currently be purchased for approximately $16.41.

Ascent Capital Group (NASDAQ:ASCMA) Chart for Monday, February, 20, 2017


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Last Updated on 2/20/2017 by MarketBeat.com Staff