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 Services
  • Sub-Industry: Specialized Consumer Services
  • Symbol: NASDAQ:ASCMA
  • CUSIP: 04363210
  • Web: www.ascentcapitalgroupinc.com
Capitalization:
  • Market Cap: $138.78 million
  • Outstanding Shares: 12,168,000
Average Prices:
  • 50 Day Moving Avg: $11.69
  • 200 Day Moving Avg: $13.84
  • 52 Week Range: $8.87 - $24.75
P/E:
  • Trailing P/E Ratio: N/A
  • Foreward P/E Ratio: -1.39
  • P/E Growth: -0.08
Sales & Book Value:
  • Annual Revenue: $565.15 million
  • Price / Sales: 0.25
  • Book Value: $14.48 per share
  • Price / Book: 0.80
Profitability:
  • EBIDTA: $310.72 million
  • Net Margins: -19.15%
  • Return on Equity: -46.93%
  • Return on Assets: -4.78%
Debt:
  • Debt-to-Equity Ratio: 10.06%
  • Current Ratio: 1.20%
  • Quick Ratio: 1.20%
Misc:
  • Average Volume: 49,702 shs.
  • Beta: 1.43
  • Short Ratio: 4.26
 

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) released its earnings results on Wednesday, August, 9th. The company reported ($3.58) EPS for the quarter, missing the Thomson Reuters' consensus estimate of ($1.90) by $1.68. The firm earned $140.50 million during the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $142.68 million. Ascent Capital Group had a negative return on equity of 46.93% and a negative net margin of 19.15%. View Ascent Capital Group's Earnings History.

When will Ascent Capital Group make its next earnings announcement?

Ascent Capital Group is scheduled to release their next quarterly earnings announcement on Monday, November, 6th 2017. View Earnings Estimates for Ascent Capital Group.

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

2 equities research analysts have issued 12-month price targets for Ascent Capital Group's stock. Their predictions range from $13.50 to $14.00. On average, they expect Ascent Capital Group's stock price to reach $13.75 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 many different of retail and institutional investors. Top institutional shareholders include Renaissance Technologies LLC (7.54%), Dimensional Fund Advisors LP (7.50%), Gamco Investors INC. ET AL (5.92%), JPMorgan Chase & Co. (5.47%), Vanguard Group Inc. (3.44%) and State Street Corp (1.88%). Company insiders that own Ascent Capital Group stock include Carl E Vogel, Michael J Pohl, Michael R Meyers, Okumus Fund Management Ltd, 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 Arrowstreet Capital Limited Partnership, California Public Employees Retirement System, Vanguard Group Inc., Teton Advisors Inc., Acadian Asset Management LLC, Gamco Investors INC. ET AL, GSA Capital Partners LLP and Spark Investment Management LLC. Company insiders that have sold Ascent Capital Group stock in the last year include Carl E Vogel, Michael J Pohl, Michael R Meyers, Okumus Fund Management Ltd, 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 acquired by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Schwab Charles Investment Management Inc., Bank of Nova Scotia, Dimensional Fund Advisors LP, Northern Trust Corp, First Quadrant L P CA, Renaissance Technologies LLC, Cigna Investments Inc. New and State Street Corp. Company insiders that have bought Ascent Capital Group stock in the last two years include 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 $11.59.


MarketBeat Community Rating for Ascent Capital Group (NASDAQ ASCMA)
Community Ranking:  2.0 out of 5 (star star)
Outperform Votes:  97 (Vote Outperform)
Underperform Votes:  145 (Vote Underperform)
Total Votes:  242
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Analyst Ratings

Consensus Ratings for Ascent Capital Group (NASDAQ:ASCMA) (How are Consensus Ratings Calculated?)
Ratings Breakdown: 2 Hold Ratings
Consensus Rating:Hold (Score: 2.00)
Consensus Price Target: $13.75 (18.64% upside)

Analysts' Ratings History for Ascent Capital Group (NASDAQ:ASCMA)
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DateFirmActionRatingPrice TargetImpact on Share PriceDetails
8/11/2017Imperial CapitalDowngradeOutperform -> In-Line$17.00 -> $13.50HighView Rating Details
8/10/2017Piper Jaffray CompaniesSet Price TargetHold$14.00HighView Rating Details
6/16/2016BB&T CorporationInitiated CoverageHoldN/AView Rating Details
(Data available from 9/24/2015 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
11/6/2017($2.19)N/AView Earnings Details
8/9/2017Q2 2017($1.90)($3.58)$142.68 million$140.50 millionViewListenView Earnings Details
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: 82.23%
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
7/20/2017Opportunistic Value Fun OkumusMajor ShareholderSell150,000$17.00$2,550,000.00View SEC Filing  
7/18/2017Opportunistic Value Fun OkumusMajor ShareholderSell6,600$17.13$113,058.00View SEC Filing  
7/17/2017Okumus Fund Management Ltd.Major ShareholderSell2,000$17.11$34,220.00View SEC Filing  
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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DateHeadline
finance.yahoo.com logoMONI Smart Security Will Offer Professional Monitoring For Nest Secure Exclusively At Launch
finance.yahoo.com - September 22 at 1:20 PM
americanbankingnews.com logoAscent Capital Group, Inc. (ASCMA) Expected to Post Quarterly Sales of $139.38 Million
www.americanbankingnews.com - September 20 at 1:28 PM
americanbankingnews.com logoAscent Capital Group, Inc. (ASCMA) Expected to Post Earnings of -$2.19 Per Share
www.americanbankingnews.com - September 18 at 4:28 PM
americanbankingnews.com logoAscent Capital Group, Inc. (ASCMA) Upgraded to Sell by ValuEngine
www.americanbankingnews.com - September 3 at 9:32 PM
americanbankingnews.com logo$139.38 Million in Sales Expected for Ascent Capital Group, Inc. (ASCMA) This Quarter
www.americanbankingnews.com - September 2 at 1:26 PM
finance.yahoo.com logoETFs with exposure to Ascent Capital Group, Inc. : August 29, 2017
finance.yahoo.com - August 29 at 9:26 PM
finance.yahoo.com logoAscent Capital Group, Inc. :ASCMA-US: Earnings Analysis: Q2, 2017 By the Numbers : August 23, 2017
finance.yahoo.com - August 23 at 4:12 PM
americanbankingnews.com logoAscent Capital Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:ASCMA) Downgraded to Sell at Zacks Investment Research
www.americanbankingnews.com - August 14 at 9:16 PM
americanbankingnews.com logoAscent Capital Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:ASCMA) Expected to Post Quarterly Sales of $142.56 Million
www.americanbankingnews.com - August 14 at 3:28 AM
americanbankingnews.com logoAscent Capital Group, Inc. (ASCMA) Cut to "In-Line" at Imperial Capital
www.americanbankingnews.com - August 13 at 7:14 PM
americanbankingnews.com logoZacks: Brokerages Anticipate Ascent Capital Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:ASCMA) Will Announce Earnings of -$1.98 Per Share
www.americanbankingnews.com - August 12 at 6:18 PM
thestreet.com logoAscent Capital Group Enters Oversold Territory (ASCMA)
www.thestreet.com - August 10 at 5:31 PM
finance.yahoo.com logoEdited Transcript of ASCMA earnings conference call or presentation 9-Aug-17 9:00pm GMT
finance.yahoo.com - August 10 at 5:31 PM
americanbankingnews.com logoAscent Capital Group Inc (ASCMA) Issues Quarterly Earnings Results, Misses Estimates By $1.68 EPS
www.americanbankingnews.com - August 10 at 3:42 PM
seekingalpha.com logoAscent Capital Group's (ASCMA) CEO William Fitzgerald on Q2 2017 Results - Earnings Call Transcript
seekingalpha.com - August 9 at 9:17 PM
finance.yahoo.com logoAscent Capital reports 2Q loss
finance.yahoo.com - August 9 at 9:17 PM
finance.yahoo.com logoAscent Capital Group Announces Financial Results for the Three Months Ended June 30, 2017
finance.yahoo.com - August 9 at 4:14 PM
americanbankingnews.com logoAscent Capital Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:ASCMA) Lowered to Strong Sell at ValuEngine
www.americanbankingnews.com - August 7 at 11:50 PM
finance.yahoo.com logoAscent Capital Group to Report Second Quarter 2017 Results on August 9, 2017
finance.yahoo.com - August 2 at 4:55 PM
americanbankingnews.com logoAscent Capital Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:ASCMA) to Release Earnings on Monday
www.americanbankingnews.com - July 31 at 8:05 AM
americanbankingnews.com logo$142.68 Million in Sales Expected for Ascent Capital Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:ASCMA) This Quarter
www.americanbankingnews.com - July 27 at 11:58 AM
americanbankingnews.com logo-$1.90 EPS Expected for Ascent Capital Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:ASCMA) This Quarter
www.americanbankingnews.com - July 25 at 2:37 PM
americanbankingnews.com logoOpportunistic Value Fun Okumus Sells 150,000 Shares of Ascent Capital Group, Inc. (ASCMA) Stock
www.americanbankingnews.com - July 24 at 7:26 PM
americanbankingnews.com logoAscent Capital Group, Inc. (ASCMA) Major Shareholder Sells $34,220.00 in Stock
www.americanbankingnews.com - July 19 at 8:22 PM
americanbankingnews.com logoAscent Capital Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:ASCMA) Major Shareholder Sells $113,058.00 in Stock
www.americanbankingnews.com - July 19 at 8:01 PM
reuters.com logoBRIEF-Ascent Capital Group appoints Fred Graffam as CFO
www.reuters.com - July 18 at 5:35 PM
streetinsider.com logoForm 8-K Ascent Capital Group, For: Jul 14
www.streetinsider.com - July 18 at 5:35 PM
finance.yahoo.com logoAscent Capital Group Announces Appointment of Fred Graffam as Chief Financial Officer
finance.yahoo.com - July 18 at 5:35 PM
americanbankingnews.com logoAscent Capital Group, Inc. (ASCMA) Rating Increased to Hold at Zacks Investment Research
www.americanbankingnews.com - July 11 at 10:52 PM
americanbankingnews.com logoImperial Capital Increases Ascent Capital Group, Inc. (ASCMA) Price Target to $17.00
www.americanbankingnews.com - July 9 at 9:25 AM
finance.yahoo.com logoETFs with exposure to Ascent Capital Group, Inc. : July 7, 2017
finance.yahoo.com - July 8 at 6:49 AM
americanbankingnews.com logoZacks: Brokerages Set $15.00 Price Target for Ascent Capital Group, Inc. (ASCMA)
www.americanbankingnews.com - July 6 at 10:35 PM
americanbankingnews.com logo$142.68 Million in Sales Expected for Ascent Capital Group, Inc. (ASCMA) This Quarter
www.americanbankingnews.com - July 1 at 9:27 AM
americanbankingnews.com logoAscent Capital Group, Inc. (ASCMA) Expected to Post Earnings of -$1.90 Per Share
www.americanbankingnews.com - June 29 at 10:48 AM
finance.yahoo.com logoETFs with exposure to Ascent Capital Group, Inc. : June 12, 2017
finance.yahoo.com - June 12 at 4:41 PM
americanbankingnews.com logoZacks: Analysts Expect Ascent Capital Group Inc (ASCMA) Will Post Quarterly Sales of $142.68 Million
www.americanbankingnews.com - June 7 at 12:44 PM
americanbankingnews.com logo Analysts Expect Ascent Capital Group Inc (ASCMA) Will Post Earnings of -$1.90 Per Share
www.americanbankingnews.com - June 5 at 7:36 AM
finance.yahoo.com logoETFs with exposure to Ascent Capital Group, Inc. : June 1, 2017
finance.yahoo.com - June 1 at 3:54 PM
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

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