Charter Communications Company Profile (NASDAQ:CHTR)

About Charter Communications (NASDAQ: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
  • Symbol: NASDAQ:CHTR
  • CUSIP: 16117M30
  • Web:
  • Market Cap: $88.03 billion
  • Outstanding Shares: 267,537,000
Average Prices:
  • 50 Day Moving Avg: $330.10
  • 200 Day Moving Avg: $310.16
  • 52 Week Range: $214.06 - $350.38
  • Trailing P/E Ratio: 22.35
  • Foreward P/E Ratio: 39.31
  • P/E Growth: 20.41
Sales & Book Value:
  • Annual Revenue: $36.64 billion
  • Price / Sales: 2.40
  • Book Value: $148.46 per share
  • Price / Book: 2.22
  • EBIDTA: $13.48 billion
  • 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%
  • Average Volume: 1.31 million shs.
  • Beta: 1.04
  • Short Ratio: 6.68

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) issued its quarterly earnings results on Tuesday, May, 2nd. The company reported $0.57 earnings per share for the quarter, missing the Zacks' consensus estimate of $0.99 by $0.42. The business had revenue of $10.16 billion for the quarter, compared to analysts' expectations of $10.26 billion. Charter Communications had a return on equity of 0.62% and a net margin of 13.87%. Charter Communications's revenue was up 301.7% on a year-over-year basis. During the same quarter in the previous year, the firm posted ($1.68) EPS. View Charter Communications' Earnings History.

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

21 brokers have issued 12-month target prices for Charter Communications' stock. Their predictions range from $218.94 to $400.00. On average, they anticipate Charter Communications' stock price to reach $324.05 in the next twelve months. View Analyst Ratings for Charter Communications.

What are analysts saying about Charter Communications stock?

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

  • 1. Macquarie analysts commented, "We note two one-time items impacted 1Q revenue growth which would have otherwise reached 4.7%: 1) bill credits provided to certain TWC subs in March; and 2) tough comps as TWC/BH benefited from a contractual settlement in 1Q16." (5/2/2017)
  • 2. 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)
  • 3. 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)

Who are some of Charter Communications' key competitors?

Who owns Charter Communications stock?

Charter Communications' stock is owned by a number of of institutional and retail investors. Top institutional investors include Vanguard Group Inc. (5.04%), BlackRock Inc. (4.57%), FMR LLC (3.94%), State Street Corp (3.79%), Veritas Asset Management LLP (1.34%) and Egerton Capital UK LLP (1.29%). 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. View Institutional Ownership Trends for Charter Communications.

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 Massachusetts Financial Services Co. MA, Egerton Capital UK LLP, Marshall Wace LLP, Blue Ridge Capital L.L.C., Glenview Capital Management LLC, State Street Corp, Wellington Management Group LLP and APG Asset Management N.V.. Company insiders that have sold Charter Communications stock in the last year include Craig A Jacobson and Jonathan Hargis. View Insider Buying and Selling for Charter Communications.

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 BlackRock Inc., FMR LLC, Jennison Associates LLC, Vanguard Group Inc., Renaissance Technologies LLC, Bank of Nova Scotia, Dimensional Fund Advisors LP and Scopus Asset Management L.P.. Company insiders that have bought Charter Communications stock in the last two years include David C Merritt, Mauricio Ramos and Michael Huseby. View Insider Buying and Selling for Charter Communications.

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 $329.04.

Analyst Ratings

Consensus Ratings for Charter Communications (NASDAQ:CHTR) (?)
Ratings Breakdown: 8 Hold Ratings, 12 Buy Ratings, 1 Strong Buy Rating
Consensus Rating:Buy (Score: 2.67)
Consensus Price Target: $324.05 (1.52% downside)

Analysts' Ratings History for Charter Communications (NASDAQ:CHTR)
DateFirmActionRatingPrice TargetImpact on Share PriceDetails
5/4/2017Deutsche Bank AGLower Price TargetBuy$400.00 -> $390.00LowView Rating Details
5/3/2017WunderlichDowngradeBuy -> Hold$360.00 -> $350.00HighView Rating Details
5/3/2017Wells Fargo & CoDowngradeOutperform -> Market Perform$335.00 -> $335.00HighView Rating Details
5/3/2017Telsey Advisory GroupLower Price TargetMarket Perform -> Market Perform$345.00 -> $340.00HighView Rating Details
5/2/2017MacquarieReiterated RatingBuy$365.00HighView Rating Details
4/21/2017Royal Bank of CanadaReiterated RatingBuy$356.00LowView 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
2/17/2017Jefferies Group LLCBoost Price TargetHold$280.00 -> $310.00N/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
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
6/28/2016Robert 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 5/25/2015 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
5/2/2017Q1 2017$0.99$0.57$10.26 billion$10.16 billionViewListenView Earnings Details
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: $5.88
2018 EPS Consensus Estimate: $14.72
QuarterNumber of EstimatesLow EstimateHigh EstimateAverage Estimate
Q1 20172$1.00$1.42$1.21
Q2 20172$0.47$1.43$0.95
Q3 20172$1.59$1.63$1.61
Q4 20172$1.99$2.22$2.11
Q1 20181$2.51$2.51$2.51
Q2 20181$3.65$3.65$3.65
Q3 20181$4.01$4.01$4.01
Q4 20181$4.55$4.55$4.55
(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
5/11/2017David C MerrittDirectorBuy1,200$326.31$391,572.00View SEC Filing  
5/10/2017Craig A JacobsonDirectorSell1,000$323.62$323,620.00View SEC Filing  
5/9/2017Jonathan HargisEVPSell6,000$325.75$1,954,500.00View SEC Filing  
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 logoServices Stocks on Investors' Radar -- Charter Communications, Liberty Global, Baozun, and Liberty Ventures - May 24 at 12:48 PM logoAltice explores entry into U.S. wireless business: executive - May 23 at 12:48 PM logoThe biggest CEO pay raises and pay cuts of 2016 - May 23 at 11:10 AM logoLike A Spycam Peaking Into Fidelity Stock Moves, This Info Can Pump Up Your Retirement Account - May 19 at 4:13 PM logoWhat Analysts Recommend for AT&T Stock - May 18 at 11:13 AM logoCharter Communications, Inc. (CHTR) Presents at 4th Annual MoffettNathanson Media & Communications Summit ... - Seeking Alpha - May 17 at 9:24 PM logoCharter to Participate in MoffettNathanson Media & Communications Summit - May 16 at 9:04 AM logoCharter to hire 40 in Greater Cincinnati - May 15 at 3:36 PM logoNobody Wants to Pay for MTV and Comedy Central - May 15 at 3:36 PM logoCharter Communications, Inc. (CHTR) Director Acquires $391,572.00 in Stock - May 15 at 1:26 PM logoCharter Communications, Inc. (CHTR) Given Consensus Rating of "Buy" by Brokerages - May 12 at 10:24 AM logoHow Comcast-Charter Deal Will Hammer AT&T, Verizon - May 11 at 4:55 PM logoViacom's Downgrade Amid Mounting Top-Line Pressures - May 11 at 4:55 PM logoComcast, Charter Communications to Join Wireless Wings - May 11 at 4:55 PM logoHere’s What Charter Communications Thinks about OTT - May 11 at 4:55 PM logoInsider Selling: Charter Communications, Inc. (CHTR) Director Sells 1,000 Shares of Stock - May 10 at 11:26 PM logoCharter Communications, Inc. (CHTR) EVP Jonathan Hargis Sells 6,000 Shares - May 10 at 10:44 PM logoViacom: Why Now? - May 10 at 4:28 PM logoViacom's shares drop on Deutsche Bank downgrade to 'sell' - May 10 at 4:28 PM logoViacom Had Better Change the Channel Fast - May 10 at 4:28 PM logoComcast, Charter deal seen to hinder, not help M&A: Sourc... - May 9 at 4:16 PM logoMore People Are Cutting the Cord Than Ever Before - May 9 at 4:16 PM logoComcast Corporation (CMCSA), Charter Communications, Inc. (CHTR) Wireless Partnership: 8 Things to Know - - May 9 at 8:18 AM logoWhat The Comcast/Charter Deal Means For Wireless, Spectrum Companies - May 8 at 9:12 PM logoWireless biz deal: Comcast & Charter - May 8 at 9:12 PM logoThe future of cable consolidation - May 8 at 9:11 PM logoVerizon does not feel pressure to do big deal -CEO - May 8 at 9:11 PM logoComcast/Charter Pact Makes a Verizon Deal for Charter Unlikely - May 8 at 4:10 PM logoCharter Shares Fall on News of Wireless Pact with Comcast - May 8 at 4:10 PM logo[$$] Why a Cable Deal is Bad for the Phone Industry - May 8 at 4:10 PM logoWhy Sinclair Is Buying Tribune for $3.9 Billion - May 8 at 4:10 PM logo[$$] Comcast, Charter to Strike Wireless Partnership - May 7 at 9:35 PM logoComcast and Charter reach operational agreement on joint wireless efforts :Source - May 7 at 9:35 PM logoComcast and Charter to announce wireless partnership on Monday -source - May 7 at 9:35 PM logoBrokers Issue Forecasts for Charter Communications, Inc.'s Q2 2017 Earnings (CHTR) - May 5 at 9:52 AM logoCharter Communications, Inc. (CHTR) Forecasted to Post Q2 2017 Earnings of $0.47 Per Share - May 5 at 9:52 AM logoViacom Falls After Being Forced Onto Pricey Charter Tier - May 5 at 2:27 AM logoCharter Communications, Inc. breached its 50 day moving average in a Bearish Manner : CHTR-US : May 4, 2017 - May 5 at 2:27 AM logo[$$] Media Investors Fret About Outlook for Ads, Pay-TV Revenue - May 4 at 9:26 PM logoCharter Communications (CHTR) Earns Media Impact Rating of 0.12 - May 4 at 6:06 PM logoCharter Communications, Inc. Forecasted to Earn Q1 2018 Earnings of $2.51 Per Share (CHTR) - May 4 at 5:54 PM logo[$$] Media Investors Fret About Outlook for Ads, Pay TV - May 4 at 4:26 PM logoETFs with exposure to Charter Communications, Inc. : May 4, 2017 - May 4 at 4:26 PM logoCharter Communications, Inc. (CHTR) Given Buy Rating at Deutsche Bank AG - May 4 at 7:20 AM logoWill Cable ONE (CABO) Stock Disappoint this Earnings Season? - Nasdaq - May 3 at 9:20 PM logoWhy Earnings Season Could Be Great for Charter Communications (CHTR) - Yahoo Finance - May 3 at 9:20 PM logoCharter Communications, Inc. :CHTR-US: Earnings Analysis: Q1, 2017 By the Numbers : May 3, 2017 - May 3 at 4:18 PM logoCharter Communications, Inc. (CHTR) Cut to Hold at Wunderlich - May 3 at 2:00 PM logoCharter Communications shares fall after company reports earnings below expectations - MarketWatch - May 3 at 8:55 AM logoCharter Communications (CHTR) Misses Q1 Earnings, Revenues - Nasdaq - May 3 at 8:55 AM



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