Ascent Capital Group Company Profile (NASDAQ:ASCMA)

About Ascent Capital Group (NASDAQ:ASCMA)

Ascent Capital Group logoAscent Capital Group, Inc. is a holding company. The Company's subsidiaries include Monitronics International, Inc. (MONI) and LiveWatch Security, LLC (LiveWatch). The Company's segments include MONI, LiveWatch and Other Activities. The MONI segment is primarily engaged in the business of providing security alarm monitoring services: monitoring signals arising from burglaries, fires, medical alerts and other events through security systems at subscribers' premises, as well as providing customer service and technical support. LiveWatch is a do-it-yourself 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. When a customer initiates the process to obtain monitoring services, LiveWatch pre-configures the alarm monitoring system based on customer specifications.

Industry, Sector and Symbol:
  • Sector: Industrial Products
  • Industry: Security & Protection Services
  • Sub-Industry: Specialized Consumer Services
  • Symbol: NASDAQ:ASCMA
  • CUSIP: 04363210
  • Web: ascentcapitalgroupinc.com
Capitalization:
  • Market Cap: $164.78 million
  • Outstanding Shares: 12,134,000
Average Prices:
  • 50 Day Moving Avg: $13.41
  • 200 Day Moving Avg: $15.75
  • 52 Week Range: $11.55 - $26.16
P/E:
  • Trailing P/E Ratio: N/A
  • Foreward P/E Ratio: -1.87
  • P/E Growth: -0.12
Sales & Book Value:
  • Annual Revenue: $568.3 million
  • Price / Sales: 0.29
  • Book Value: $18.36 per share
  • Price / Book: 0.74
Profitability:
  • EBIDTA: $313.69 million
  • 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%
Misc:
  • Average Volume: 41,153 shs.
  • Beta: 1.06
  • Short Ratio: 4.36
 

Frequently Asked Questions for Ascent Capital Group (NASDAQ:ASCMA)

What is Ascent Capital Group's stock symbol?

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

How were Ascent Capital Group's earnings last quarter?

Ascent Capital Group Inc (NASDAQ:ASCMA) announced its quarterly earnings data on Tuesday, May, 9th. The company reported ($1.56) EPS for the quarter, beating the consensus estimate of ($1.61) by $0.05. The business earned $141.20 million during the quarter, compared to analysts' expectations of $142.20 million. Ascent Capital Group had a negative net margin of 18.08% and a negative return on equity of 34.98%. View Ascent Capital Group's Earnings History.

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

2 brokers have issued 1 year price targets for Ascent Capital Group's stock. Their forecasts range from $15.00 to $15.00. On average, they expect Ascent Capital Group's share price to reach $15.00 in the next year. View Analyst Ratings for Ascent Capital Group.

Who are some of Ascent Capital Group's key competitors?

Who are Ascent Capital Group's key executives?

Ascent Capital Group's management team includes the folowing people:

  • William R. Fitzgerald, Chairman of the Board, Chief Executive Officer
  • Michael R. Meyers CPA, Chief Financial Officer, Senior Vice President, Treasurer
  • William E Niles, Executive Vice President, General Counsel, Secretary
  • Jeffery R. Gardner, Director
  • Brian M. Deevy, Independent Director
  • Philip J. Holthouse, Independent Director
  • Michael J. Pohl, Independent Director
  • Charles Y. Tanabe, Independent Director

Who owns Ascent Capital Group stock?

Ascent Capital Group's stock is owned by a variety of of retail and institutional investors. Top institutional investors include Renaissance Technologies LLC (0.00%), Dimensional Fund Advisors LP (0.00%), Gamco Investors INC. ET AL (6.12%), JPMorgan Chase & Co. (0.00%), Vanguard Group Inc. (0.00%) and Staley Capital Advisers Inc. (2.35%). 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, William E Niles and William R Fitzgerald. View Institutional Ownership Trends for Ascent Capital Group.

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 Nationwide Fund Advisors, JPMorgan Chase & Co., Spark Investment Management LLC, Morgan Stanley, Gabelli Funds LLC, Oxford Asset Management, California Public Employees Retirement System and Teton Advisors Inc.. 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. View Insider Buying and Selling for Ascent Capital Group.

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

Ascent Capital Group's stock was purchased by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Dimensional Fund Advisors LP, Alambic Investment Management L.P., Renaissance Technologies LLC, Vanguard Group Inc., SG Americas Securities LLC, Nine Chapters Capital Management LLC, Bank of America Corp DE and Strs Ohio. Company insiders that have bought Ascent Capital Group stock in the last two years include Charles Y Tanabe, Philip J Holthouse and William R Fitzgerald. View Insider Buying and Selling for Ascent Capital Group.

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.

What is Ascent Capital Group's stock price today?

One share of Ascent Capital Group stock can currently be purchased for approximately $13.58.


MarketBeat Community Rating for Ascent Capital Group (NASDAQ ASCMA)
Community Ranking:  1.9 out of 5 ()
Outperform Votes:  66 (Vote Outperform)
Underperform Votes:  105 (Vote Underperform)
Total Votes:  171
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Analyst Ratings

Consensus Ratings for Ascent Capital Group (NASDAQ:ASCMA) (?)
Ratings Breakdown: 1 Hold Rating, 1 Buy Rating
Consensus Rating:Buy (Score: 2.50)
Consensus Price Target: $15.00 (10.46% upside)

Analysts' Ratings History for Ascent Capital Group (NASDAQ:ASCMA)
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DateFirmActionRatingPrice TargetImpact on Share PriceDetails
5/11/2017Imperial CapitalLower Price TargetOutperform -> Outperform$21.00 -> $15.00LowView Rating Details
6/16/2016BB&T Co.Initiated CoverageHoldN/AView Rating Details
3/1/2016Piper Jaffray CompaniesDowngradeOverweight -> Neutral$26.00 -> $15.00N/AView Rating Details
(Data available from 5/29/2015 forward)

Earnings

Earnings History for Ascent Capital Group (NASDAQ:ASCMA)
Earnings by Quarter for Ascent Capital Group (NASDAQ:ASCMA)
Earnings History by Quarter for Ascent Capital Group (NASDAQ:ASCMA)
DateQuarterConsensus EstimateActual EPSRevenue EstimateActual RevenueRelease LinkConference CallDetails
5/9/2017Q1 2017($1.61)($1.56)$142.20 million$141.20 millionViewListenView Earnings Details
2/28/2017Q4 2016($1.57)($1.51)$142.16 million$140.68 millionViewListenView Earnings Details
11/7/2016Q3($1.15)($1.73)$145.44 million$142.77 millionViewListenView Earnings Details
2/29/2016Q4($1.64)($2.43)ViewListenView 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
8/7/2014Q2 2014($0.75)($0.75)$134.00 million$134.70 millionViewN/AView 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)
2017 EPS Consensus Estimate: ($7.24)
2018 EPS Consensus Estimate: ($7.54)
QuarterNumber of EstimatesLow EstimateHigh EstimateAverage Estimate
Q1 20171($1.47)($1.47)($1.47)
Q2 20171($1.82)($1.82)($1.82)
Q3 20171($1.95)($1.95)($1.95)
Q4 20171($2.00)($2.00)($2.00)
Q1 20181($2.06)($2.06)($2.06)
Q2 20181($1.73)($1.73)($1.73)
Q3 20181($1.86)($1.86)($1.86)
Q4 20181($1.89)($1.89)($1.89)
(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 and Institutional Ownership History for Ascent Capital Group (NASDAQ:ASCMA)
Insider Ownership Percentage: 8.65%
Institutional Ownership Percentage: 85.84%
Insider Trades by Quarter for Ascent Capital Group (NASDAQ:ASCMA)
Institutional Ownership by Quarter for Ascent Capital Group (NASDAQ:ASCMA)
Insider Trades by Quarter for Ascent Capital Group (NASDAQ:ASCMA)
Transaction DateInsider NameTitleBuy/SellNumber of SharesAverage Share PriceTotal TransactionDetails
3/17/2017William R FitzgeraldChairmanBuy300$16.00$4,800.00View SEC Filing  
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

Headline Trends for Ascent Capital Group (NASDAQ:ASCMA)
Latest Headlines for Ascent Capital Group (NASDAQ:ASCMA)
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finance.yahoo.com logoETFs with exposure to Ascent Capital Group, Inc. : May 15, 2017
finance.yahoo.com - May 15 at 4:08 PM
americanbankingnews.com logoQ2 2017 Earnings Estimate for Ascent Capital Group Inc (ASCMA) Issued By Imperial Capital
www.americanbankingnews.com - May 15 at 8:03 AM
americanbankingnews.com logoAscent Capital Group Inc (ASCMA) Price Target Lowered to $15.00 at Imperial Capital
www.americanbankingnews.com - May 14 at 9:12 AM
americanbankingnews.com logoAscent Capital Group Inc (ASCMA) Downgraded by Zacks Investment Research to Sell
www.americanbankingnews.com - May 12 at 8:56 PM
finance.yahoo.com logoMONI Honors Military Appreciation Month With Donation And Discount For U.S. Armed Forces
finance.yahoo.com - May 12 at 4:14 PM
finance.yahoo.com logoAscent Capital Group, Inc. :ASCMA-US: Earnings Analysis: Q1, 2017 By the Numbers : May 12, 2017
finance.yahoo.com - May 12 at 4:14 PM
reuters.com logoBRIEF-Ascent Capital reports qtrly revenue $141.2 million
www.reuters.com - May 11 at 9:06 PM
americanbankingnews.com logoAscent Capital Group Inc (ASCMA) Issues Earnings Results
www.americanbankingnews.com - May 10 at 10:22 PM
finance.yahoo.com logoEdited Transcript of ASCMA earnings conference call or presentation 9-May-17 9:00pm GMT
finance.yahoo.com - May 10 at 8:50 PM
seekingalpha.com logoAscent Capital Group's (ASCMA) CEO William Fitzgerald on Q1 2017 Results - Earnings Call Transcript
seekingalpha.com - May 10 at 9:10 AM
finance.yahoo.com logoAscent Capital Group Announces Financial Results for the Three Months Ended March 31, 2017
finance.yahoo.com - May 9 at 8:40 PM
americanbankingnews.com logoAscent Capital Group Inc (ASCMA) Expected to Post Earnings of -$1.61 Per Share
www.americanbankingnews.com - May 9 at 6:16 PM
finance.yahoo.com logoInvestor Network: Ascent Capital Group, Inc. to Host Earnings Call
finance.yahoo.com - May 9 at 3:38 PM
americanbankingnews.com logoAscent Capital Group Inc (ASCMA) Scheduled to Post Earnings on Tuesday
www.americanbankingnews.com - May 7 at 7:10 AM
americanbankingnews.com logoAscent Capital Group (ASCMA) Earns News Sentiment Score of 0.44
www.americanbankingnews.com - May 2 at 12:20 PM
finance.yahoo.com logoAscent Capital Group to Report First Quarter 2017 Results on May 9, 2017
finance.yahoo.com - April 27 at 4:04 PM
americanbankingnews.com logoAscent Capital Group (ASCMA) Receiving Very Favorable News Coverage, AlphaOne Reports
www.americanbankingnews.com - April 26 at 11:40 AM
americanbankingnews.com logoFavorable Media Coverage Extremely Likely to Affect Ascent Capital Group (ASCMA) Stock Price
www.americanbankingnews.com - April 23 at 10:17 AM
americanbankingnews.com logoFavorable News Coverage Likely to Impact Ascent Capital Group (ASCMA) Stock Price
www.americanbankingnews.com - April 20 at 2:45 PM
americanbankingnews.com logoAscent Capital Group Inc (ASCMA) Sees Large Increase in Short Interest
www.americanbankingnews.com - April 19 at 10:20 PM
americanbankingnews.com logoAscent Capital Group Inc (ASCMA) Expected to Announce Earnings of -$1.61 Per Share
www.americanbankingnews.com - April 18 at 10:20 PM
americanbankingnews.com logoFavorable News Coverage Very Unlikely to Impact Ascent Capital Group (ASCMA) Stock Price
www.americanbankingnews.com - April 17 at 4:04 PM
finance.yahoo.com logoETFs with exposure to Ascent Capital Group, Inc. : April 17, 2017
finance.yahoo.com - April 17 at 3:35 PM
finance.yahoo.com logoMONI Introduces First-Of-Its-Kind Interactive Kiosk At Dallas Love Field
finance.yahoo.com - April 17 at 3:35 PM
americanbankingnews.com logoAscent Capital Group (ASCMA) Getting Somewhat Positive News Coverage, Report Finds
www.americanbankingnews.com - April 14 at 5:21 PM
finance.yahoo.com logoAscent Capital Group, Inc. :ASCMA-US: Earnings Analysis: Q4, 2016 By the Numbers : April 13, 2017
finance.yahoo.com - April 13 at 3:50 PM
finance.yahoo.com logoMONI Adds New All-In-One Interactive Security Platform To Smart Home Security Product Portfolio
finance.yahoo.com - April 11 at 3:41 PM
thestreet.com logoOversold Conditions For Ascent Capital Group (ASCMA)
www.thestreet.com - March 29 at 12:53 PM
americanbankingnews.com logoAnalysts Expect Ascent Capital Group Inc (ASCMA) to Announce ($1.61) Earnings Per Share
www.americanbankingnews.com - March 22 at 10:26 AM
us.rd.yahoo.com logoMONI Earns Top Honors from Frost & Sullivan for its Success in Delivering Customer-centric Home Security Services in North America
us.rd.yahoo.com - March 15 at 1:38 AM
seekingalpha.com logoFiling Season Finds: Friday, March 10
seekingalpha.com - March 14 at 3:35 PM
biz.yahoo.com logoASCENT CAPITAL GROUP, INC. Files SEC form 10-K, Annual Report
biz.yahoo.com - March 8 at 9:23 PM
biz.yahoo.com logoASCENT CAPITAL GROUP, INC. Files SEC form 8-K, Results of Operations and Financial Condition, Financial Statements an
biz.yahoo.com - March 2 at 9:02 PM
reuters.com logoBRIEF-Ascent Capital Group announces financial results for 2016
www.reuters.com - March 2 at 1:41 AM
finance.yahoo.com logoEdited Transcript of ASCMA earnings conference call or presentation 28-Feb-17 10:00pm GMT
finance.yahoo.com - March 1 at 3:39 PM
finance.yahoo.com logoAscent Capital Group Announces Financial Results for the Three and Twelve Months Ended December 31, 2016
finance.yahoo.com - March 1 at 5:57 AM
biz.yahoo.com logoQ4 2016 Ascent Capital Group Inc Earnings Release - After Market Close
biz.yahoo.com - February 28 at 10:58 AM
finance.yahoo.com logoAscent Capital Group to Report Fourth Quarter and Full Year 2016 Results on February 28, 2017
finance.yahoo.com - February 21 at 3:55 PM
finance.yahoo.com logoTASER Wins Order for Axon Cameras from Warwickshire Police
finance.yahoo.com - February 9 at 8:48 PM
finance.yahoo.com logoMONI Receives A+ Rating From Better Business Bureau
finance.yahoo.com - February 6 at 3:41 PM
finance.yahoo.com logoMONI Smart Security Advances Alarm Event Communications With Introduction Of New Interactive Messaging Hub
finance.yahoo.com - January 30 at 4:40 PM
finance.yahoo.com logoMONI Smart Security Introduces Customer Bill Of Rights
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
biz.yahoo.com - January 6 at 3:46 PM
streetinsider.com logoAscent Media (ASCMA) Announces CFO Michael Meyers to Retire
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
finance.yahoo.com - January 5 at 8:58 PM
feeds.benzinga.com logo5 Top Picks For January
feeds.benzinga.com - January 5 at 10:54 AM
finance.yahoo.com logoMONI Smart Security Selected As Connected Home Security Company Of The Year
finance.yahoo.com - December 15 at 3:17 PM
bloomberg.com logoHow Anyone Can Invest Like Warren Buffett
www.bloomberg.com - December 8 at 3:54 PM
finance.yahoo.com logoWeakness Seen in Ascent Capital (ASCMA) Estimates: Should You Stay Away?
finance.yahoo.com - December 5 at 4:30 PM
finance.yahoo.com logoAscent Capital Group to Present at the Imperial Capital Security Investor Conference
finance.yahoo.com - December 2 at 4:05 PM

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