Charter Communications (CHTR) and Its Competitors Head to Head Comparison

Charter Communications (NASDAQ: CHTR) is one of 82 publicly-traded companies in the “MEDIA” industry, but how does it compare to its rivals? We will compare Charter Communications to similar companies based on the strength of its analyst recommendations, profitability, risk, earnings, valuation, dividends and institutional ownership.

Analyst Ratings

This is a breakdown of current ratings and recommmendations for Charter Communications and its rivals, as provided by

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Charter Communications 1 6 13 0 2.60
Charter Communications Competitors 687 2740 4650 137 2.52

Charter Communications presently has a consensus target price of $407.44, indicating a potential upside of 25.18%. As a group, “MEDIA” companies have a potential upside of 15.83%. Given Charter Communications’ stronger consensus rating and higher possible upside, analysts clearly believe Charter Communications is more favorable than its rivals.

Volatility and Risk

Charter Communications has a beta of 1.2, indicating that its stock price is 20% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Charter Communications’ rivals have a beta of 1.12, indicating that their average stock price is 12% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Insider and Institutional Ownership

72.2% of Charter Communications shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 47.1% of shares of all “MEDIA” companies are owned by institutional investors. 0.6% of Charter Communications shares are owned by insiders. Comparatively, 18.7% of shares of all “MEDIA” companies are owned by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, large money managers and endowments believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.


This table compares Charter Communications and its rivals’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Charter Communications 23.80% 1.11% 0.35%
Charter Communications Competitors 553.43% 18.47% 4.23%

Valuation and Earnings

This table compares Charter Communications and its rivals top-line revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Net Income Price/Earnings Ratio
Charter Communications $41.58 billion $9.90 billion 9.08
Charter Communications Competitors $7.24 billion $890.36 million 50.21

Charter Communications has higher revenue and earnings than its rivals. Charter Communications is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than its rivals, indicating that it is currently more affordable than other companies in its industry.


Charter Communications beats its rivals on 7 of the 13 factors compared.

About Charter Communications

Charter 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.

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