Comcast Revenues And Revenue Growth From 2012 To 2016

This report provides the last five years revenues and revenue growth of Comcast Corp (CMCSA) from 2012 to 2016. Comcast generated a total of $80.4 billion revenues during 2016. Comcast reported a revenue growth of 7.9% year-over-year during 2016. The revenues and the revenue growth correspond to the fiscal year ending in December.

Comcast Revenues From 2012 To 2016

Here are the revenues and the revenue growth details of Comcast during the last five years:

  • Comcast generated a total of $62.6 billion revenues during 2012. Comcast reported a revenue growth of 12% year-over-year during 2012.
  • Comcast generated a total of $64.7 billion revenues during 2013. Comcast reported a revenue growth of 3.3% year-over-year during 2013.
  • Comcast generated a total of $68.8 billion revenues during 2014. Comcast reported a revenue growth of 6.4% year-over-year during 2014.
  • Comcast generated a total of $74.5 billion revenues during 2015. Comcast reported a revenue growth of 8.3% year-over-year during 2015.
  • Comcast generated a total of $80.4 billion revenues during 2016. Comcast reported a revenue growth of 7.9% year-over-year during 2016.

Why Analyze Revenue Growth?

Revenue growth is the most commonly analyzed financial metric. Revenue Growth is the percent increase (or decrease) of a company's revenue between two time periods. It is computed by using the following formula: ((revenues during the time period two - revenues during the time period one) / revenues during the time period one)*100. If the time periods are two consecutive years, then the revenue growth is referred to as the annual revenue growth year-over-year. If the time periods are two consecutive quarters, then the revenue growth is referred to as the quarterly revenue growth quarter-over-quarter. If the time periods refer to the same quarter in the two consecutive years, then the revenue growth is referred to as quarterly revenue growth year-over-year. In case the time periods are two non-consecutive years, then the revenue CAGR (Commutative Annual Growth Rate) is computed.

Revenue growth analysis is important for a number of reasons. First, it helps in understanding how a business is performing. If the revenue growth rates are positive, it means the business is performing well and the revenues are increasing. If the revenue growth rates are negative, it means the revenues are declining and the company needs to take measures to increase them. If they don't, the company will continue to shrink. Second, a company's historical revenue growth analysis along with the market size and market share analysis helps in forecasting the future revenues of a company. Third, a comparison of a company's growth rates with its competitors helps in determining who is winning more business. A revenue growth higher than the industry average translates into increasing market share. Companies with very high revenue growth rates have the potential to be the industry disrupters.

Comcast Ranking

With $80.4 billion revenues, Comcast ranked number 30 in the R&P Research list of top-3000 public companies in the US by revenues during 2016. Each one of the top-3000 companies generated more than $50 million of annual revenues during 2016.

The top-20 companies in the US by revenues during 2016 were:

  1. Walmart ($482.1 billion)
  2. ExxonMobil ($226.1 billion)
  3. Berkshire Hathaway ($223.6 billion)
  4. Apple ($215.6 billion)
  5. McKesson ($190.9 billion)
  6. UnitedHealth Group ($184.8 billion)
  7. CVS Health ($177.5 billion)
  8. General Motors ($166.4 billion)
  9. AT&T ($163.8 billion)
  10. Ford Motor ($151.8 billion)
  11. AmerisourceBergen ($146.8 billion)
  12. Amazon ($136 billion)
  13. Verizon ($126 billion)
  14. General Electric ($123.7 billion)
  15. Cardinal Health ($121.5 billion)
  16. Costco ($118.7 billion)
  17. Walgreens Boots Alliance ($117.4 billion)
  18. Chevron ($114.5 billion)
  19. Kroger ($109.8 billion)
  20. Express Scripts Holding ($100.3 billion)

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. For example, Life Sciences sector is comprised of following industries: Pharmaceuticals; Medical Devices; Biotechnology; Diagnostics & Scientific Instruments.

Comcast is associated with Media & Entertainment Sector and Broadcasting, Cable, and Filmed Entertainment Industry.

With $80.4 billion revenues, Comcast ranked number 1 of all the companies in the US Media & Entertainment sector. There were a total of 64 public companies in the US Media & Entertainment sector that had revenues greater than $50 million during 2016.

The top-10 companies in the US Media & Entertainment sector by revenues during 2016 were:

  1. Comcast ($80.4 billion)
  2. Walt Disney ($55.6 billion)
  3. Time Warner ($29.3 billion)
  4. Twenty-First Century Fox ($27.3 billion)
  5. Omnicom Group ($15.4 billion)
  6. CBS ($13.2 billion)
  7. Viacom ($12.5 billion)
  8. Liberty Interactive ($10.6 billion)
  9. News Corp ($8.3 billion)
  10. Interpublic Group Of Companies ($7.8 billion)

Media & Entertainment sector is comprised of the following industries: Broadcasting, Cable, and Filmed Entertainment; Media Agency Services; Publishing. The definitions for each of the industries is as follows:

  • Broadcasting, Cable, and Filmed Entertainment industry includes companies that provide radio and television programming. It also includes companies that provide music and filmed entertainment.
  • Media Agency Services industry includes companies that provide advertising, public relations and marketing services. It also includes billboard providers and telemarketers.
  • Publishing industry includes newspapers, magazine, and book publishers.

With $80.4 billion revenues, Comcast ranked number 1 of all the companies in the US Broadcasting, Cable, and Filmed Entertainment industry. There were a total of 38 public companies in the US Broadcasting, Cable, and Filmed Entertainment industry that had revenues greater than $50 million during 2016.

The top-10 companies in the US Broadcasting, Cable, and Filmed Entertainment industry by revenues during 2016 were:

  1. Comcast ($80.4 billion)
  2. Walt Disney ($55.6 billion)
  3. Time Warner ($29.3 billion)
  4. Twenty-First Century Fox ($27.3 billion)
  5. CBS ($13.2 billion)
  6. Viacom ($12.5 billion)
  7. Liberty Interactive ($10.6 billion)
  8. News Corp ($8.3 billion)
  9. Discovery Communications ($6.5 billion)
  10. Liberty Media ($5.3 billion)

Companies Segmentation

To identify and analyze high/low growth or most/least profitable similar-size companies in different sectors or industries, R&P research classifies all companies into different segments based upon their revenues, revenue growth, and net profit margins.

Based upon their annual revenues, the companies are classified into one of the following four segments:

  1. Mega companies, having revenues greater than $50 billion.
  2. Very Large companies, having revenues between $10 billion and $50 billion.
  3. Large companies, having revenues between $1 billion and $10 billion.
  4. Mid-size companies, having revenues between $50 million and $1 billion.

With $80.4 billion revenues, Comcast was in the Mega companies revenue segment during 2016. There were a total of 54 companies in the Mega companies revenue segment during 2016.

Based upon their annual revenue growth, the companies are classified into one of the following eight segments:

  1. Very High positive growth companies, having annual revenue growth greater than 50%.
  2. High positive growth companies, having annual revenue growth between 20% and 50%.
  3. Medium positive growth companies, having annual revenue growth between 5% and 20%.
  4. Low positive growth companies, having annual revenue growth between 0% and 5%.
  5. Low negative growth companies, having annual revenue growth between -5% and 0%.
  6. Medium negative growth companies, having annual revenue growth between -20% and -5%.
  7. High negative growth companies, having annual revenue growth between -50% and -20%.
  8. Very High negative growth companies, having annual revenue growth less than -50%.

With 7.9% revenue growth year-over-year, Comcast was in the Medium positive revenue growth segment during 2016. There were a total of 876 companies in the Medium positive revenue growth segment during 2016. Of the US top-3000 companies, 1985 (nearly two-third of the total) had positive revenue growth and 1015 (nearly one-third of the total) had negative revenue growth during 2016.

Based upon their annual net profit margin, the companies are classified into one of the following eight segments:

  1. Very High positive margin companies, having net profit margin greater than 50%.
  2. High positive margin companies, having net profit margin between 20% and 50%.
  3. Medium positive margin companies, having net profit margin between 5% and 20%.
  4. Low positive margin companies, having net profit margin between 0% and 5%.
  5. Low negative margin companies, having net profit margin between -5% and 0%.
  6. Medium negative margin companies, having net profit margin between -20% and -5%.
  7. High negative margin companies, having net profit margin between -50% and -20%.
  8. Very High negative margin companies, having net profit margin less than -50%.

With a net margin of 10.8%, Comcast was in the Medium positive net profit margin segment during 2016. There were a total of 1086 companies in the Medium positive net profit margin segment during 2016. Of the US top-3000 companies, 2244 (nearly three-fourth of the total) had positive net profit margin and 756 (nearly one-fourth of the total) had negative net profit margin during 2016.

Company Business Summary

Comcast Corporation operates as a media and technology company worldwide. It operates through Cable Communications, Cable Networks, Broadcast Television, Filmed Entertainment, and Theme Parks segments. The Cable Communications segment offers video, high-speed Internet, and voice services to residential and business customers under the XFINITY brand. This segment also provides business services, such as Ethernet network services; and cellular backhaul services to mobile network operators. The Cable Networks segment operates national cable networks, which provide entertainment, news and information, and sports content; regional sports and news networks; international cable networks; and cable television studio production operations, as well as owns various digital media properties, which primarily include brand-aligned Websites. The Broadcast Television segment operates NBC and Telemundo broadcast networks, NBC and Telemundo local broadcast television stations, broadcast television studio production operations, and related digital media properties. The Filmed Entertainment segment produces, acquires, markets, and distributes filmed entertainment under the Universal Pictures, Illumination, Focus Features, and DreamWorks Animation names. This segment also develops, produces, and licenses stage plays. The Theme Parks segment operates Universal theme parks in Orlando, Florida, as well as in Hollywood, California; and Universal studios theme park in Osaka, Japan. The company also owns the Philadelphia Flyers, as well as the Wells Fargo Center arena in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania; and operates arena management-related businesses. Comcast Corporation was founded in 1963 and is headquartered in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

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Revenues Analysis

Comcast (CMCSA) Revenues And Revenue Growth From 2012 To 2016

This report provides the last five years revenues and revenue growth of Comcast Corp (CMCSA) from 2012 to 2016. Comcast generated a total of $80.4 billion revenues during 2016. Comcast reported a revenue growth of 7.9% year-over-year during 2016. The revenues and the revenue growth correspond to the fiscal year ending in December.

Comcast (CMCSA) Revenues And Revenue Growth From 2002 To 2016

This report provides the last fifteen years revenues and revenue growth of Comcast Corp (CMCSA) from 2002 to 2016. Comcast generated a total of $80.4 billion revenues during 2016. Comcast reported a revenue growth of 7.9% year-over-year during 2016. The revenues and the revenue growth correspond to the fiscal year ending in December.

Comcast (CMCSA) Revenue Growth Comparison With Industry Growth From 2012 To...

This report provides a comparison of Comcast Corp (CMCSA) revenue growth with Broadcasting, Cable, and Filmed Entertainment industry growth during the last five years from 2012 to 2016. Comcast reported a revenue growth of 7.9% year-over-year during 2016. The Broadcasting, Cable, and Filmed Entertainment industry growth was 4.6% year-over-year during 2016. Comcast growth was faster than the industry during 2016.

Profit Analysis

Comcast (CMCSA) Net Profit And Net Margin From 2012 To 2016

This report provides the last five years net profit and net margin of Comcast Corp (CMCSA) from 2012 to 2016. Comcast reported a total net income of $8.7 billion during 2016. Comcast generated a total of $80.4 billion revenues during 2016. Comcast net profit margin was 10.8% during 2016. The net profit and the net profit margin correspond to the fiscal year ending in December.

Comcast (CMCSA) Net Profit And Net Margin From 2002 To 2016

This report provides the last fifteen years net profit and net margin of Comcast Corp (CMCSA) from 2002 to 2016. Comcast reported a total net income of $8.7 billion during 2016. Comcast generated a total of $80.4 billion revenues during 2016. Comcast net profit margin was 10.8% during 2016. The net profit and the net profit margin correspond to the fiscal year ending in December.

Comcast (CMCSA) Net Profit Margin Comparison With Industry From 2012 To...

This report provides a comparison of Comcast Corp (CMCSA) net profit margin with Broadcasting, Cable, and Filmed Entertainment industry net profit margin during the last five years from 2012 to 2016. Comcast reported a net profit margin of 10.8% during 2016. The Broadcasting, Cable, and Filmed Entertainment industry net profit margin was 11.6% during 2016. Comcast was less profitable than the industry during 2016.

Cost & Expenses Analysis

Comcast (CMCSA) Cost of Sales (COGS) Analysis 2016

Cost of Sales (COGS) analysis for Comcast is not available because either the company does not provide the data or we don't have it.

Comcast (CMCSA) Research & Development (R&D) Spending Analysis 2016

R&D spending analysis for Comcast is not available because either the company does not provide the data or we don't have it.

Comcast (CMCSA) Sales, Marketing, General & Administrative (SG&A) Spending Analysis From...

This report provides the last five years sales, marketing, general & administrative (SG&A) expenses of Comcast Corp (CMCSA) from 2012 to 2016. Comcast spent a total of $54 billion on sales, marketing, general, and administrative (SG&A) activities during 2016. Comcast generated a total of $80.4 billion revenues during 2016. As a percentage of revenues, Comcast spent 67.1% of its total revenues on SG&A activities during 2016. The SG&A spending numbers are for the fiscal year ending in December.

Working Capital Analysis

Comcast (CMCSA) Inventory Spending Analysis 2016

Inventory spending analysis for Comcast is not available because either the company does not provide the data or we don't have it.

Comcast (CMCSA) Accounts Receivable (A/R) Analysis From 2012 To 2016

This report provides the last five years Accounts Receivable (A/R) analysis of Comcast Corp (CMCSA) from 2012 to 2016. Comcast invested a total of $8 billion on accounts receivable during 2016. Comcast generated a total of $80.4 billion revenues during 2016. As a percentage of revenues, Comcast invested 9.9% of its total revenues on accounts receivable during 2016. The accounts receivable numbers are for the fiscal year ending in December.

Comcast (CMCSA) Accounts Payable (A/P) Analysis From 2012 To 2016

This report provides the last five years Accounts Payable (A/P) analysis of Comcast Corp (CMCSA) from 2012 to 2016. Comcast invested a total of $6.9 billion on accounts payable during 2016. Comcast generated a total of $80.4 billion revenues during 2016. As a percentage of revenues, Comcast invested 8.6% of its total revenues on accounts payable activities during 2016. The accounts payable numbers are for the fiscal year ending in December.

Asset Management Analysis

Comcast (CMCSA) Property, Plant & Equipment (PP&E) Investment Analysis From 2012...

This report provides the last five years property, plant & equipment (PP&E) investment analysis of Comcast Corp (CMCSA) from 2012 to 2016. Comcast invested a total of $36.3 billion on property, plant & equipment (PP&E) activities during 2016. Comcast generated a total of $80.4 billion revenues during 2016. As a percentage of revenues, Comcast invested 45.1% of its total revenues on PP&E activities during 2016. The PP&E investment numbers are for the fiscal year ending in December.

Comcast (CMCSA) Intangible Assets Analysis From 2012 To 2016

This report provides the last five years Intangible assets analysis of Comcast Corp (CMCSA) from 2012 to 2016. Comcast invested a total of $113.9 billion on Intangible assets during 2016. Comcast generated a total of $80.4 billion revenues during 2016. As a percentage of revenues, Comcast invested 141.6% of its total revenues on intangible assets during 2016. The Intangible asset numbers are for the fiscal year ending in December.

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