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: $92.91549 billion
  • Outstanding Shares: 257,883,000
Average Prices:
  • 50 Day Moving Avg: $389.33
  • 200 Day Moving Avg: $348.25
  • 52 Week Range: $241.50 - $408.83
  • Trailing P/E Ratio: 19.61
  • Foreward P/E Ratio: 48.89
  • P/E Growth: 3.57
Sales & Book Value:
  • Annual Revenue: $40.83 billion
  • Price / Sales: 2.28
  • Book Value: $142.03 per share
  • Price / Book: 2.54
  • EBIDTA: $14.62 billion
  • Net Margins: 2.29%
  • Return on Equity: 1.15%
  • Return on Assets: 0.38%
  • Debt-to-Equity Ratio: 1.36%
  • Current Ratio: 0.32%
  • Quick Ratio: 0.32%
  • Average Volume: 1.73 million shs.
  • Beta: 1.1
  • Short Ratio: 4.98

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) posted its earnings results on Thursday, July, 27th. The company reported $0.52 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, missing analysts' consensus estimates of $0.81 by $0.29. The company earned $10.36 billion during the quarter, compared to analysts' expectations of $10.38 billion. Charter Communications had a net margin of 2.29% and a return on equity of 1.15%. Charter Communications's quarterly revenue was up 3.9% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same period in the previous year, the company posted $0.99 EPS. View Charter Communications' Earnings History.

When will Charter Communications make its next earnings announcement?

Charter Communications is scheduled to release their next quarterly earnings announcement on Wednesday, November, 1st 2017. View Earnings Estimates for Charter Communications.

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

19 equities research analysts have issued 12-month price targets for Charter Communications' shares. Their forecasts range from $310.00 to $456.00. On average, they expect Charter Communications' stock price to reach $378.56 in the next year. 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. Pivotal Research analysts commented, "We made modest changes to our ’18 and beyond forecasts mainly around the ramp in free cash flow although we still forecast $40 in FCF share forecast in ’20. The changes drove a $5 increase in our YE’17 target price to $405. This target is based on CHTR trading at 10X’18 EBITDA (adding back NPV of NOL) and 20X ’18 FCF vs. 9.4X and 18X currently. Reiterate BUY." (7/30/2017)
  • 2. 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)
  • 3. 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)
  • 4. 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 variety of of institutional and retail investors. Top institutional investors include Vanguard Group Inc. (5.36%), BlackRock Inc. (4.93%), Capital World Investors (3.96%), State Street Corp (3.84%), Dodge & Cox (3.82%) and Berkshire Hathaway Inc. (3.66%). Company insiders that own Charter Communications stock include Craig A Jacobson, David C Merritt, John D Markley Jr, Jonathan Hargis, Mauricio Ramos and Michael Huseby. 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 FMR LLC, Tiger Global Management LLC, Dodge & Cox, Carmignac Gestion, Egerton Capital UK LLP, Third Point LLC, UBS Asset Management Americas Inc. and Foxhaven Asset Management LP. 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 Janus Henderson Group PLC, BlackRock Inc., Capital World Investors, Allen Investment Management LLC, Jennison Associates LLC, Harris Associates L P, Maverick Capital Ltd. and Vanguard Group Inc.. 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.

What is Charter Communications' stock price today?

One share of Charter Communications stock can currently be purchased for approximately $360.30.

MarketBeat Community Rating for Charter Communications (NASDAQ CHTR)
Community Ranking:  2.9 out of 5 (star star)
Outperform Votes:  399 (Vote Outperform)
Underperform Votes:  296 (Vote Underperform)
Total Votes:  695
MarketBeat's community ratings are surveys of what our community members think about Charter Communications and other stocks. Vote "Outperform" if you believe the stock will outperform the S&P 500 over the long term. Vote "Underperform" if you believe the stock will underperform the S&P 500 over the long term. You may vote once every thirty days.

Analyst Ratings

Consensus Ratings for Charter Communications (NASDAQ:CHTR) (How are Consensus Ratings Calculated?)
Ratings Breakdown: 11 Hold Ratings, 8 Buy Ratings
Consensus Rating:Hold (Score: 2.42)
Consensus Price Target: $378.56 (5.07% upside)

Analysts' Ratings History for Charter Communications (NASDAQ:CHTR)
DateFirmActionRatingPrice TargetImpact on Share PriceDetails
9/18/2017Royal Bank Of CanadaReiterated RatingBuy$420.00LowView Rating Details
9/15/2017Evercore ISIBoost Price TargetOutperform$360.00 -> $438.00HighView Rating Details
9/5/2017Telsey Advisory GroupDowngradeOutperform -> Market Perform$450.00 -> $340.00LowView Rating Details
8/22/2017Citigroup Inc.Boost Price TargetBuy -> Buy$378.00 -> $456.00LowView Rating Details
8/3/2017GuggenheimDowngradeBuy -> Neutral$370.00 -> $400.00LowView Rating Details
8/2/2017Barclays PLCSet Price TargetEqual Weight$297.00 -> $354.00LowView Rating Details
8/1/2017HSBC Holdings plcReiterated RatingHold$300.00 -> $360.00LowView Rating Details
7/31/2017Deutsche Bank AGReiterated RatingBuy$390.00 -> $410.00HighView Rating Details
7/30/2017Wells Fargo & CompanyReiterated RatingMarket Perform$330.00 -> $372.00HighView Rating Details
7/30/2017Pivotal ResearchReiterated RatingBuyHighView Rating Details
7/17/2017Morgan StanleyBoost Price TargetOverweight$350.00 -> $365.00LowView Rating Details
6/28/2017Goldman Sachs Group, Inc. (The)Reiterated RatingNeutralMediumView Rating Details
6/2/2017CIBCInitiated CoverageMarket Perform -> Market PerformMediumView Rating Details
6/1/2017Oppenheimer Holdings, Inc.Initiated CoverageMarket PerformMediumView Rating Details
5/3/2017WunderlichDowngradeBuy -> Hold$360.00 -> $350.00HighView Rating Details
5/2/2017MacquarieReiterated RatingBuy$365.00HighView Rating Details
4/18/2017SunTrust Banks, Inc.Initiated CoverageBuy$380.00MediumView Rating Details
2/22/2017Moffett NathansonDowngradeBuy -> Neutral$337.00N/AView Rating Details
2/17/2017Jefferies Group LLCBoost Price TargetHold$280.00 -> $310.00N/AView Rating Details
8/24/2016ArgusReiterated RatingBuy$300.00N/AView Rating Details
8/2/2016Bank of America CorporationInitiated CoverageBuy$300.00N/AView Rating Details
6/30/2016J P Morgan Chase & CoReiterated 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
(Data available from 9/26/2015 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
11/1/2017N/AView Earnings Details
7/27/2017Q2 2017$0.81$0.52$10.38 billion$10.36 billionViewN/AView Earnings Details
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: $5.38
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 20173$0.74$1.72$1.35
Q4 20173$1.33$2.16$1.87
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: 0.56%
Institutional Ownership Percentage: 74.09%
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
8/10/2017Jonathan HargisEVPSell10,976$399.00$4,379,424.00View SEC Filing  
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 logoInside Charter’s Buyback Program - September 22 at 4:11 PM logoExclusive: T-Mobile, Sprint close to agreeing deal terms - sources - Reuters - September 22 at 10:04 AM logoWhat Charter’s Valuations Suggest Today - September 21 at 10:39 AM logoWhat Charter’s Technical Indicators Tell Us about the Stock - September 21 at 10:39 AM logoWhat Charter’s Technical Indicators Say about the Stock - September 20 at 5:58 PM logoCan Charter Rein in Its Programming Costs? - September 20 at 5:57 PM logoUnderstanding Charter’s MVNO-Based Wireless Strategy - September 20 at 5:57 PM logoAltice's pursuit of Charter slows: Sources - September 20 at 5:57 PM logoHow Charter Saved Verizon’s Reseller Contract - September 20 at 5:57 PM logoWhat Charter Expects for Its Future Capex - September 19 at 10:16 PM logoCharter Communications Stock Falls - September 19 at 10:16 PM logoT-Mobile US explores takeover of Sprint: source - Reuters - September 19 at 5:14 PM logoCharter on the Street: Analyst Recommendations and Target Prices - September 19 at 5:14 PM logoCut the Cord on Charter Communications Stock? - September 19 at 5:14 PM logoWhy Charter Reported Video Customer Losses in 2Q17 - September 19 at 5:14 PM logoWhy Charter Reported Broadband Subscriber Gains in 2Q17 - September 19 at 5:14 PM logoCharter Closes $2.0 Billion Senior Secured Notes - PR Newswire (press release) - September 18 at 8:34 PM logoWhat Charter’s EBITDA Margin Trend Indicates - September 18 at 8:34 PM logoCharter Closes $2.0 Billion Senior Secured Notes - September 18 at 8:34 PM logoNew York finalizes $13 million settlement with Charter over missed deadlines - September 18 at 3:23 PM logoQ2 2017 S&P 500 Buybacks Fall 9.8% from Q1, to $120.1 Billion - September 18 at 3:23 PM logoDisney May Play Hardball With Altice Amid ESPN Woes - September 18 at 3:23 PM logoWhy Charter’s Revenues Kept Rising in 2Q17 - September 18 at 3:23 PM logoRoyal Bank Of Canada Reiterates Buy Rating for Charter Communications, Inc. (CHTR) - September 18 at 8:16 AM logoCharter Communications, Inc. (CHTR) Given Consensus Recommendation of "Buy" by Analysts - September 16 at 4:42 AM logoCharter Communications Commits $1.35 Million To Hurricane Irma Relief Efforts - September 15 at 5:37 PM logoState finalizes $13 million settlement with Charter over missed deadlines - September 15 at 5:37 PM logoEvercore ISI Increases Charter Communications, Inc. (CHTR) Price Target to $438.00 - September 15 at 11:46 AM logoVerizon has moved on from plans to acquire cable companies: CEO - Reuters - September 14 at 10:56 PM logoHow Charter Communications (CHTR) Stock Stands Out in a Strong Industry - September 14 at 5:53 PM logoVerizon Has ‘Moved On’ From Possible Cable Tie-Up - September 14 at 5:53 PM logoSamsung and Charter to Collaborate on 5G trials in the U.S. - September 14 at 4:26 AM logoQ3 2017 EPS Estimates for Charter Communications, Inc. Decreased by Analyst (CHTR) - September 13 at 8:00 AM logoCharter Communications' (CHTR) CEO Tom Rutledge at Goldman Sachs Communacopia Brokers Conference ... - Seeking Alpha - September 12 at 10:49 PM logoAltice says open-minded about cable M&A - Reuters - September 12 at 5:47 PM logoCharter Prices $2.0 Billion Senior Secured Notes - September 11 at 10:51 PM logo$10.49 Billion in Sales Expected for Charter Communications, Inc. (CHTR) This Quarter - September 9 at 4:50 AM logoTechnical Reports on CATV Systems Equities -- Netflix, Charter Communications ... - September 8 at 5:35 PM logoApple Show-And-Tell, Media-Telecom Chiefs Talk: Investing Action Plan - September 8 at 5:35 PM logoCharter Communications, Inc. (CHTR) Expected to Post Earnings of $1.05 Per Share - September 7 at 10:24 PM logoCharter to Participate in Goldman Sachs Communacopia Conference - September 6 at 10:15 PM logoMillions of Time Warner Cable Customers' Information Exposed - - September 1 at 10:34 PM logoHere's Why Investors Should Retain Charter (CHTR) Stock - September 1 at 5:30 PM logoHere's Why Investors Should Retain Charter (CHTR) Stock - September 1 at 5:30 PM logoCharter Communications Commits $1.35 Million To Hurricane Harvey Relief Efforts - September 1 at 5:30 PM logoCharter Communications Commits $1.35 Million To Hurricane Harvey Relief Efforts - September 1 at 5:30 PM logoHere's Why Investors Should Retain Charter (CHTR) Stock - September 1 at 5:30 PM logoHere's Why Investors Should Retain Charter (CHTR) Stock - September 1 at 5:30 PM logoTime Warner Cable customer records exposed - September 1 at 5:30 PM logoTime Warner Cable customer records exposed - September 1 at 5:30 PM



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