Charter Communications, Inc., through its subsidiaries, provides cable services to residential and commercial customers in the United States. It offers subscription-based video services, including a package of basic video programming, video on demand, high definition television, digital video recorder, pay-per-view, and Spectrum guide services, as well as ad-supported free online video products. The company also provides Internet services, such as security suite that protects computers from viruses and spyware; in-home WiFi, which permits customers to lease high performance wireless routers to enhance their in-home wireless Internet experience; out-of-home WiFi; parental control features; and residential Internet services. In addition, it offers voice communications services using voice over Internet protocol technology; and broadband communications solutions, such as Internet access, data networking, fiber connectivity, video entertainment, and business telephone services to cellular towers and office buildings for business and carrier organizations. Further, the company provides video programming and music, Web hosting, e-mail and security, and multi-line telephone services, as well as Web-based service management; and sells video and online advertising inventory to local, regional, and national advertising customers. Additionally, it offers fiber-delivered communications and managed information technology solutions; and security and home management services, as well as owns and operates regional sports networks and local sports, news, and lifestyle channels. As of December 31, 2016, the company served approximately 26.2 million residential and business customers. Charter Communications, Inc. was founded in 1999 and is headquartered in Stamford, Connecticut.
Business Analysis of Charter Communications
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Here is the performance snapshot of Charter Communications with an interactive chart.
- Revenue Growth: Charter Communications reported a revenue growth of 197.3% year-on-year during 2016. Telecom Services Industry grew at 8.6% in the same period
- COGS share of Revenues: Charter Communications COGS share of Revenues details are not available because either company does not share the data or we do not have it
- R&D share of Revenues: Charter Communications R&D share of Revenues details are not available because either company does not share the data or we do not have it
- SG&A share of Revenues: As a percentage of revenue, Charter Communications spent 64.3% of its total revenues on Sales, Marketing, and General Administration (SG&A). Telecom Services industry average SG&A spending in the same period was 26.6%
- Inventory share of Revenues: Charter Communications Inventory share of Revenues details are not available because either company does not share the data or we do not have it
- Accounts Payable share of Revenues: As a percentage of revenue, Charter Communications invested 26.0% of its total revenues on Accounts Payable (A/P) Telecom Services industry average Accounts Payable investment in the same period was 15.9%
- Accounts Receivable share of Revenues: As a percentage of revenue, Charter Communications invested 4.9% of its total revenues on Accounts Receivable (A/R). Telecom Services industry average Accounts Receivable investment in the same period was 11.4%
- PP&E share of Revenues: As a percentage of revenue, Charter Communications invested 113.7% of its total revenues on Property, Plants, and Equipments (PP&E). Telecom Services industry average PPE investment in the same period was 79.2%
- Intangibles share of Revenues: As a percentage of revenue, Charter Communications invested 152.1% of its total revenues on Intangibles. Telecom Services industry average Intangibles investment in the same period was 116.1%
- Net Margins: Charter Communications Net Margins in the year 2016 were 12.1%. Telecom Services industry average Net Margins in the same period were 6.9%
Sector and Industry Association of Charter Communications
For the purpose of performance benchmarking of a company with a sector or industry average, R&P Research associates every company with one sector and one industry. An industry consists of companies with related/similar business models. A sector comprises of a group of related/similar industries.
Charter Communications is associated with Telecommunications Sector and Telecom Services Industry.
Telecommunications sector is comprised of the following industries: Telecom Services; Communication Equipment. The definitions for each of the industries is as follows:
- Telecom Services industry includes providers of fixed-line and mobile telephone services.
- Communication Equipment industry includes providers of communication equipment to the telecom service providers. It also includes companies that own, operate, and lease mobile site towers to multiple wireless services providers.
Industry Ranking of Charter Communications
With $29 billion revenues, Charter Communications ranked number 5 of all the companies in the US Telecom Services industry. There were a total of 36 public companies in the US Telecom Services industry that had revenues greater than $50 million during 2016.
The top-10 companies in the US Telecom Services industry by revenues during 2016 were:
Business Model Analysis (BMA) Framework
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