Charter Communications Company Profile (NASDAQ:CHTR)

About Charter Communications (CHTR)

Charter Communications logoCharter Communications, Inc. (Charter) is a provider of cable services, offering various entertainments, information and communications solutions to residential and commercial customers. The Company's services include Video Services, Internet Services, Voice Services, Commercial Services and Advertising Services. Its infrastructure consists of a hybrid of fiber and coaxial cable plant with approximately 12.8 million estimated passings, with over 98% at approximately 550 megahertz (MHz) or greater, over 99% of plant miles two-way active and approximately 100% of plant all-digital. It sells its video, Internet and voice services primarily on a subscription basis, often in a bundle of two or more services. It offers Charter Spectrum brand in its all-digital markets. Digital video enables its customers to access advanced video services, such as high definition (HD) television, video on demand programming, an interactive program guide and digital video recorder (DVR) service.

Industry, Sector and Symbol:
  • Sector: Consumer Discretionary
  • Industry: CATV Systems
  • Sub-Industry: Cable & Satellite
  • Exchange: NASDAQ
  • Symbol: CHTR
  • CUSIP: 16117M30
Key Metrics:
  • Previous Close: $345.16
  • 50 Day Moving Average: $330.56
  • 200 Day Moving Average: $300.62
  • 52-Week Range: $201.04 - $350.38
  • Trailing P/E Ratio: 21.65
  • Foreward P/E Ratio: 38.01
  • P/E Growth: 19.46
  • Market Cap: $92.81B
  • Outstanding Shares: 268,897,000
  • Beta: 1.04
  • Net Margins: 13.87%
  • Return on Equity: 0.62%
  • Return on Assets: 0.17%
  • Debt-to-Equity Ratio: 1.17%
  • Current Ratio: 0.32%
  • Quick Ratio: 0.32%

Analyst Ratings

Consensus Ratings for Charter Communications (NASDAQ:CHTR) (?)
Ratings Breakdown: 6 Hold Ratings, 14 Buy Ratings, 1 Strong Buy Rating
Consensus Rating:Buy (Score: 2.76)
Consensus Price Target: $321.10 (6.96% downside)

Analysts' Ratings History for Charter Communications (NASDAQ:CHTR)
DateFirmActionRatingPrice TargetImpact on Share PriceDetails
4/21/2017Royal Bank of CanadaReiterated RatingBuy$356.00LowView Rating Details
4/19/2017MacquarieReiterated RatingBuy$365.00MediumView Rating Details
4/18/2017SunTrust Banks, Inc.Initiated CoverageBuy$380.00MediumView Rating Details
2/27/2017Evercore ISIReiterated RatingOverweightN/AView Rating Details
2/22/2017Moffett NathansonDowngradeBuy -> Neutral$337.00N/AView Rating Details
2/18/2017Barclays PLCSet Price TargetHold$297.00N/AView Rating Details
2/17/2017Deutsche Bank AGBoost Price TargetBuy$300.00 -> $400.00N/AView Rating Details
2/17/2017Jefferies Group LLCBoost Price TargetHold$280.00 -> $310.00N/AView Rating Details
2/17/2017Telsey Advisory GroupDowngradeOutperform -> Market Perform$308.00 -> $345.00N/AView Rating Details
2/16/2017Pivotal ResearchBoost Price TargetBuy$350.00 -> $400.00N/AView Rating Details
2/13/2017GuggenheimBoost Price TargetBuy$305.00 -> $360.00N/AView Rating Details
1/19/2017HSBC Holdings plcInitiated CoverageHold$270.00N/AView Rating Details
12/1/2016WunderlichBoost Price TargetBuy$50.00 -> $330.00N/AView Rating Details
9/30/2016Citigroup IncBoost Price TargetBuy$270.00 -> $318.00N/AView Rating Details
9/12/2016Morgan StanleyReiterated RatingBuy$300.00N/AView Rating Details
8/24/2016ArgusReiterated RatingBuy$300.00N/AView Rating Details
8/2/2016Bank of America CorpInitiated CoverageBuy$300.00N/AView Rating Details
6/30/2016JPMorgan Chase & Co.Reiterated RatingBuyN/AView Rating Details
6/30/2016Wells Fargo & CoReiterated RatingOutperformN/AView Rating Details
6/28/2016Robert W. BairdReiterated RatingNeutral$230.00N/AView Rating Details
6/1/2016Raymond James Financial, Inc.UpgradeOutperform -> Strong-Buy$156.13 -> $218.94N/AView Rating Details
8/5/2015Canaccord GenuityBoost Price TargetBuy$205.00 -> $210.00N/AView Rating Details
5/27/2015S&P Equity ResearchUpgradeHoldN/AView Rating Details
(Data available from 4/29/2015 forward)


Earnings History for Charter Communications (NASDAQ:CHTR)
Earnings by Quarter for Charter Communications (NASDAQ:CHTR)
Earnings History by Quarter for Charter Communications (NASDAQ:CHTR)
DateQuarterConsensus EstimateActual EPSRevenue EstimateActual RevenueRelease LinkConference CallDetails
2/16/2017Q416$1.06$1.67$10.23 billion$10.28 billionViewListenView Earnings Details
11/3/2016Q316$0.62$0.69$1.66 billion$10.04 billionViewN/AView Earnings Details
8/9/2016Q216$0.71$0.99$1.66 billion$9.99 billionViewN/AView Earnings Details
4/28/2016Q116($1.36)($1.68)$1.66 billion$2.53 billionViewListenView Earnings Details
2/4/2016Q415($0.14)($1.09)$1.66 billion$2.51 billionViewListenView Earnings Details
10/29/2015Q315$0.39$0.48$1.66 billion$2.45 billionViewListenView Earnings Details
8/4/2015Q215$0.35$0.46$2.42 billion$2.43 billionViewListenView Earnings Details
5/1/2015Q115$0.07($0.73)$2.37 billion$2.36 billionViewListenView Earnings Details
2/5/2015Q414($0.23)($0.44)$2.33 billion$2.36 billionViewListenView Earnings Details
10/29/2014Q314($0.05)($0.49)$2.29 billion$2.30 billionViewListenView Earnings Details
7/31/2014Q214$0.08($0.42)$2.26 billion$2.26 billionViewListenView Earnings Details
4/28/2014Q114$0.15($0.35)$2.18 billion$2.20 billionViewListenView Earnings Details
2/21/2014Q413$0.24$0.35$2.16 billion$2.15 billionViewListenView Earnings Details
11/5/2013Q313$0.13($0.68)$2.10 billion$2.10 billionViewListenView Earnings Details
8/6/2013Q2 2013$0.36($0.96)$1.97 billion$1.97 billionViewListenView Earnings Details
5/7/2013Q1 2013($0.61)($0.42)$1.90 billion$1.82 billionViewListenView Earnings Details
2/22/2013Q4 2012($0.28)($0.41)$1.91 billion$1.91 billionViewListenView Earnings Details
11/6/2012Q312($0.35)($0.78)$1.89 billion$1.88 billionViewN/AView Earnings Details
8/7/2012($0.39)($0.84)ViewN/AView Earnings Details
5/8/2012($0.56)($0.95)ViewN/AView Earnings Details
11/1/2011($0.16)($0.79)ViewN/AView Earnings Details
8/2/2011$0.12($0.98)ViewN/AView Earnings Details
(Data available from 1/1/2011 forward)


Earnings Estimates for Charter Communications (NASDAQ:CHTR)
2017 EPS Consensus Estimate: $6.74
2018 EPS Consensus Estimate: $15.03
QuarterNumber of EstimatesLow EstimateHigh EstimateAverage Estimate
Q1 20172$1.00$1.42$1.21
Q2 20172$1.16$2.15$1.66
Q3 20172$0.77$2.42$1.60
Q4 20172$1.38$3.17$2.28
Q1 20181$2.80$2.80$2.80
Q2 20181$3.72$3.72$3.72
Q3 20181$3.90$3.90$3.90
Q4 20181$4.61$4.61$4.61
(Data provided by Zacks Investment Research)


Dividend History for Charter Communications (NASDAQ:CHTR)
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Insider Trades

Insider Trading and Institutional Ownership History for Charter Communications (NASDAQ:CHTR)
Insider Ownership Percentage: 1.51%
Institutional Ownership Percentage: 79.53%
Insider Trades by Quarter for Charter Communications (NASDAQ:CHTR)
Institutional Ownership by Quarter for Charter Communications (NASDAQ:CHTR)
Insider Trades by Quarter for Charter Communications (NASDAQ:CHTR)
Transaction DateInsider NameTitleBuy/SellNumber of SharesAverage Share PriceTotal TransactionDetails
8/18/2016Mauricio RamosDirectorBuy1,000$255.00$255,000.00View SEC Filing  
8/11/2016Craig A JacobsonDirectorSell3,000$258.15$774,450.00View SEC Filing  
8/11/2016Jonathan HargisEVPSell7,233$253.21$1,831,467.93View SEC Filing  
5/2/2016Jonathan HargisCMOSell6,350$214.95$1,364,932.50View SEC Filing  
4/4/2016John D Markley JrDirectorSell2,000$205.13$410,260.00View SEC Filing  
3/1/2016Jonathan HargisCMOSell2,000$183.71$367,420.00View SEC Filing  
2/9/2016Michael HusebyDirectorBuy1,000$163.84$163,840.00View SEC Filing  
8/27/2015Richard R. DykhouseEVPSell7,000$180.00$1,260,000.00View SEC Filing  
8/20/2015David C MerrittDirectorSell2,500$185.01$462,525.00View SEC Filing  
5/22/2014Donald Detampel, Jr.EVPSell245,833$138.33$34,006,078.89View SEC Filing  
5/8/2014John Markley, Jr.DirectorSell3,000$138.88$416,640.00View SEC Filing  
5/7/2014Media Corp Libertymajor shareholderBuy896,845$138.79$124,473,117.55View SEC Filing  
11/19/2013Kathleen MayoEVPSell28,406$129.24$3,671,191.44View SEC Filing  
8/29/2013James HeneghanInsiderSell10,000$120.72$1,207,200.00View SEC Filing  
8/13/2013David Scott WeberEVPSell27,213$126.11$3,431,831.43View SEC Filing  
5/28/2013Robert E QuicksilverEVPSell23,450$114.02$2,673,769.00View SEC Filing  
5/23/2013Jonathan HargisCMOSell20,682$112.55$2,327,759.10View SEC Filing  
5/14/2013James M HeneghanInsiderSell26,300$113.73$2,991,099.00View SEC Filing  
5/10/2013Kevin D HowardCAOSell24,347$110.82$2,698,134.54View SEC Filing  
5/9/2013Craig A JacobsonDirectorSell4,500$109.75$493,875.00View SEC Filing  
5/8/2013John BickhamCOOSell22,222$108.42$2,409,309.24View SEC Filing  
5/8/2013Jonathan HargisCMOSell22,725$108.37$2,462,708.25View SEC Filing  
3/5/2013Crestview Partners Ii Gp, L.P.Major ShareholderSell139,254$87.05$12,122,060.70View SEC Filing  
3/5/2013John D Markley JrDirectorBuy1,750$87.06$152,355.00View SEC Filing  
12/5/2012Opportunities Investme OaktreeDirectorSell683,919$70.33$48,100,023.27View SEC Filing  
12/4/2012Crestview Partners Gp, L.P.DirectorSell98,688$70.53$6,960,464.64View SEC Filing  
11/16/2012Craig A JacobsonDirectorBuy3,500$68.64$240,240.00View SEC Filing  
8/9/2012Bruce A KarshDirectorSell166,000$75.37$12,511,420.00View SEC Filing  
(Data available from 1/1/2013 forward)


Headline Trends for Charter Communications (NASDAQ:CHTR)
Latest Headlines for Charter Communications (NASDAQ:CHTR)
DateHeadline logo$10.25 Billion in Sales Expected for Charter Communications, Inc. (CHTR) This Quarter - April 29 at 10:16 AM logoSomewhat Favorable Media Coverage Likely to Affect Charter Communications (CHTR) Share Price - April 29 at 12:00 AM logoCommit To Purchase Charter Communications At $220, Earn 2.6% Using Options - Nasdaq - April 27 at 9:45 PM logoCharter Communications (CHTR) Poised to Beat on Q1 Earnings - Yahoo Finance - April 27 at 9:45 PM logoCharter Communications (CHTR) Poised to Beat on Q1 Earnings - April 27 at 4:44 PM logo$0.99 Earnings Per Share Expected for Charter Communications, Inc. (CHTR) This Quarter - April 27 at 8:48 AM logoCharter Communications (CHTR) Announces Content Partnership with AMC Networks (AMCX) for Exclusive Programming on Spectrum - April 26 at 9:22 PM logoCharter Communications (CHTR) Announces Content Partnership with AMC Networks (AMCX) for Exclusive ... - - April 26 at 4:19 PM logoSomewhat Favorable Media Coverage Somewhat Likely to Affect Charter Communications (CHTR) Stock Price - April 25 at 5:08 PM logoCharter Communications' (CHTR) Buy Rating Reaffirmed at Macquarie - April 23 at 7:42 AM logoCharter Communications (CHTR) Earning Somewhat Positive Media Coverage, Report Shows - April 22 at 11:15 AM logoCharter Communications, Inc. (CHTR) Stock Rating Reaffirmed by Royal Bank of Canada - April 22 at 7:34 AM logoCharter Communications, Inc. (CHTR) Short Interest Update - April 22 at 12:45 AM logoSunTrust Banks Weighs in on Charter Communications, Inc.'s Q2 2017 Earnings (CHTR) - April 21 at 10:31 AM logoHow Comcast’s New Wireless Service Could Threaten AT&T - April 21 at 9:24 AM logoWhat a $140 Million Patent Infringement Award Could Do for Sprint - April 21 at 9:24 AM logoCharter Closes $2.5 Billion of Senior Unsecured Notes and Senior Secured Notes - April 20 at 9:30 PM logoXLY, NKE, CHTR, NFLX: Large Outflows Detected at ETF - Nasdaq - April 20 at 4:27 PM logoSunTrust Banks Weighs in on Charter Communications, Inc.'s Q1 2017 Earnings (CHTR) - April 20 at 9:47 AM logoOracle Teams With Charter Communications - April 19 at 12:52 PM logoSomewhat Positive Press Coverage Somewhat Likely to Affect Charter Communications (CHTR) Share Price - April 19 at 10:51 AM logoCharter Communications, Inc. (CHTR) Research Coverage Started at SunTrust Banks, Inc. - April 18 at 5:34 PM logoCharter Communications, Inc. (CHTR) Given Average Recommendation of "Buy" by Analysts - April 17 at 11:05 AM logoCharter Communications (CHTR) Given News Sentiment Rating of 0.28 - April 16 at 11:51 AM logoWill Charter Communications (CHTR) Lose Fox Networks Lineup? - Nasdaq - April 14 at 3:16 PM logoKey Updates on Verizon’s MVNO Agreement with Comcast and Charter - April 14 at 10:36 AM logoCharter Communications (CHTR) Getting Somewhat Positive News Coverage, Study Finds - April 13 at 5:51 PM logoComposite Rating For Charter Communications Rises To 96 - April 13 at 4:23 PM logoWill Charter Communications (CHTR) Lose Fox Networks Lineup? - April 13 at 4:23 PM logoWarren Buffett Paid Least Among Big Company CEOs, Only One Under $1 Million - April 13 at 8:45 AM logoWarren Buffett is the lowest paid among big company CEOs - April 13 at 8:45 AM logoAmerica's Hated Cable Providers Face a New Kid in Town - April 13 at 8:45 AM logoCEO average pay climbed more than $1 million in 2016 - April 12 at 4:19 PM logoTelecoms, cable group Altice starts IPO process for U.S. arm - April 11 at 4:23 PM logoShould Charter Communications (CHTR) Enter Wireless Arena? - April 10 at 4:13 PM logoFox threatens to pull cable channels from Charter amid carriage fee dispute - MarketWatch - April 8 at 4:11 PM logoCharter Communications, Inc. (CHTR) Expected to Post Quarterly Sales of $10.27 Billion - April 7 at 6:51 PM logoCHTR Crosses Above Average Analyst Target - Nasdaq - April 7 at 4:18 PM logoWhy T-Mobile Isn’t Concerned about Cable MVNOs - April 7 at 4:18 PM logoFCC Drops Overbuild Requirement for Charter Communications - April 7 at 8:59 AM logoGCI, Inc. -- Moody's says GCI's planned acquisition by Liberty Interactive is credit positive; does not impact ratings - April 7 at 8:59 AM logo[$$] Liberty Ventures Deal Clears Long-Term Road - April 7 at 8:59 AM logoFox warns of possible blackout in Charter negotiations - April 7 at 8:59 AM logo Brokerages Expect Charter Communications, Inc. (CHTR) Will Announce Earnings of $0.99 Per Share - April 5 at 8:25 PM logoCharter Communications, Inc. (CHTR) Short Interest Down 4.9% in March - April 4 at 12:25 PM logoCharter to Hold Conference Call to Discuss First Quarter 2017 Financial and Operating Results - April 3 at 9:42 PM logo[$$] FCC Reverses Merger Condition Requiring Charter to ‘Overbuild’ Broadband Service - April 3 at 9:42 PM logoFCC reverses strict Charter merger condition that promoted creating competition - April 3 at 4:42 PM logoU.S. FCC reverses Charter Communications 'overbuild' requirement -source - April 3 at 4:42 PM logoHow CHTR’s Forward Valuation Compares to Its Peers - April 3 at 4:42 PM


Frequently Asked Questions for Charter Communications (NASDAQ:CHTR)

What is Charter Communications' stock symbol?

Charter Communications trades on the NASDAQ under the ticker symbol "CHTR."

How were Charter Communications' earnings last quarter?

Charter Communications, Inc. (NASDAQ:CHTR) announced its quarterly earnings results on Thursday, February, 16th. The company reported $1.67 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, beating the consensus estimate of $1.06 by $0.61. The company had revenue of $10.28 billion for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $10.23 billion. Charter Communications had a net margin of 13.87% and a return on equity of 0.62%. The company's revenue for the quarter was up 7.2% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same quarter in the prior year, the firm earned ($1.09) earnings per share.

When will Charter Communications make its next earnings announcement?

Charter Communications is scheduled to release their next quarterly earnings announcement on Monday, May, 8th 2017.

Where is Charter Communications' stock going? Where will Charter Communications' stock price be in 2017?

21 brokers have issued 12 month price objectives for Charter Communications' shares. Their predictions range from $218.94 to $400.00. On average, they expect Charter Communications' stock price to reach $321.10 in the next twelve months.

What are analysts saying about Charter Communications stock?

Here are some recent quotes from research analysts about Charter Communications stock:

  • 1. Guggenheim analysts commented, "We are raising our price target on Charter shares to $360 from our previous $305. Our Buy thesis continues to reflect our confidence in Charter's ability to grow its broadband and video market share as it completes its digital upgrade and rebranding cycles and rolls out its Spectrum Guide user interface. In addition, we believe Charter's systems have significant strategic value should the video, broadband and wireless industries further consolidate." (2/13/2017)
  • 2. According to Zacks Investment Research, "Shares of Charter Communications have outshined the Zacks classified ‘Cable TV’ industry’s gain over the past three months. Moreover, the merger with Time Warner Cable and Brighthouse Networks, have strengthened its foothold in hybrid fiber coax (HFC) and fiber networks. This should also help Charter Communications better address small, medium-sized and large businesses. The company has also forayed into wireless telecom service. However, Charter Communications operates in a saturated multi-channel U.S. video market. Moreover, the company faces competition from online video streaming services as they provide an extremely cheap source of TV programming. Meanwhile, the company has a leveraged balance sheet." (1/23/2017)

Are investors shorting Charter Communications?

Charter Communications saw a increase in short interest during the month of March. As of March 31st, there was short interest totalling 7,934,326 shares, an increase of 2.9% from the March 15th total of 7,710,856 shares. Based on an average daily volume of 1,004,024 shares, the short-interest ratio is presently 7.9 days.

Who owns Charter Communications stock?

Charter Communications' stock is owned by a variety of of retail and institutional investors. Top institutional shareholders include Jennison Associates LLC (1.22%), Russell Investments Group Ltd. (0.11%), United States Steel & Carnegie Pension Fund (0.00%), AMF Pensionsforsakring AB (0.08%), Korea Investment CORP (0.07%) and Chevy Chase Trust Holdings Inc. (0.07%). Company insiders that own Charter Communications stock include Craig A Jacobson, David C Merritt, John D Markley Jr, Jonathan Hargis, Mauricio Ramos, Michael Huseby and Richard R Dykhouse.

Who sold Charter Communications stock? Who is selling Charter Communications stock?

Charter Communications' stock was sold by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Atalanta Sosnoff Capital LLC, United States Steel & Carnegie Pension Fund, Korea Investment CORP, Nationwide Fund Advisors, Candriam Luxembourg S.C.A., Livforsakringsbolaget Skandia Omsesidigt, Inverness Counsel LLC NY and AMF Pensionsforsakring AB. Company insiders that have sold Charter Communications stock in the last year include Craig A Jacobson and Jonathan Hargis.

Who bought Charter Communications stock? Who is buying Charter Communications stock?

Charter Communications' stock was purchased by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Jennison Associates LLC, Canada Pension Plan Investment Board, Russell Investments Group Ltd., Bank of Montreal Can, Doyle Wealth Management, Strs Ohio, Retirement Systems of Alabama and Regent Investment Management LLC. Company insiders that have bought Charter Communications stock in the last two years include Mauricio Ramos and Michael Huseby.

How do I buy Charter Communications stock?

Shares of Charter Communications 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 Charter Communications stock cost?

One share of Charter Communications stock can currently be purchased for approximately $345.13.

Charter Communications (CHTR) Chart for Saturday, April, 29, 2017

This page was last updated on 4/29/2017 by Staff