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GuruFocus Financial Strength Rank measures how strong a company’s financial situation is. It is based on these factors

1. The debt burden that the company has as measured by its Interest coverage (current year).
2. Debt to revenue ratio. The lower, the better
3. Altman Z-score.

A company ranks high with financial strength is likely to withstand any business slowdowns and recessions.

Financial Strength : 5/10

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industry
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history
Equity to Asset 0.01
CHTR's Equity to Asset is ranked higher than
57% of the 794 Companies
in the Global Pay TV industry.

( Industry Median: 0.40 vs. CHTR: 0.01 )
CHTR' s 10-Year Equity to Asset Range
Min: -0.76   Max: 0.16
Current: 0.01

-0.76
0.16
F-Score: 5
Z-Score: 0.65
GuruFocus Profitability Rank ranks how profitable a company is and how likely the company’s business will stay that way. It is based on these factors:

1. Operating Margin
2. Trend of the Operating Margin (5-year average). The company with an uptrend profit margin has a higher rank.
••3. Consistency of the profitability
4. Piotroski F-Score
5. Predictability Rank•

The maximum rank is 10. A rank of 7 or higher means a higher profitability and may stay that way. A rank of 3 or lower indicates that the company has had trouble to make a profit.

Profitability Rank is not directly related to the Financial Strength Rank. But if a company is consistently profitable, its financial strength will be stronger.

Profitability & Growth : 7/10

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history
Operating margin (%) 11.34
CHTR's Operating margin (%) is ranked higher than
80% of the 768 Companies
in the Global Pay TV industry.

( Industry Median: 12.93 vs. CHTR: 11.34 )
CHTR' s 10-Year Operating margin (%) Range
Min: -94.66   Max: 14.51
Current: 11.34

-94.66
14.51
Net-margin (%) -2.07
CHTR's Net-margin (%) is ranked higher than
64% of the 768 Companies
in the Global Pay TV industry.

( Industry Median: 7.37 vs. CHTR: -2.07 )
CHTR' s 10-Year Net-margin (%) Range
Min: -91.2   Max: -0.01
Current: -2.07

-91.2
-0.01
ROE (%) -111.92
CHTR's ROE (%) is ranked higher than
56% of the 743 Companies
in the Global Pay TV industry.

( Industry Median: 12.53 vs. CHTR: -111.92 )
CHTR' s 10-Year ROE (%) Range
Min: -6131.71   Max: -0.24
Current: -111.92

-6131.71
-0.24
ROA (%) -0.98
CHTR's ROA (%) is ranked higher than
64% of the 772 Companies
in the Global Pay TV industry.

( Industry Median: 5.13 vs. CHTR: -0.98 )
CHTR' s 10-Year ROA (%) Range
Min: -24.56   Max: -0.35
Current: -0.98

-24.56
-0.35
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) 11.59
CHTR's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
70% of the 764 Companies
in the Global Pay TV industry.

( Industry Median: 22.84 vs. CHTR: 11.59 )
CHTR' s 10-Year ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: -56.28   Max: 15.09
Current: 11.59

-56.28
15.09
Revenue Growth (%) 8.60
CHTR's Revenue Growth (%) is ranked higher than
85% of the 684 Companies
in the Global Pay TV industry.

( Industry Median: 3.30 vs. CHTR: 8.60 )
CHTR' s 10-Year Revenue Growth (%) Range
Min: -62.8   Max: 63.1
Current: 8.6

-62.8
63.1
EBITDA Growth (%) 7.90
CHTR's EBITDA Growth (%) is ranked higher than
85% of the 611 Companies
in the Global Pay TV industry.

( Industry Median: 1.70 vs. CHTR: 7.90 )
CHTR' s 10-Year EBITDA Growth (%) Range
Min: -69.1   Max: 146.6
Current: 7.9

-69.1
146.6
EPS Growth (%) -7.40
CHTR's EPS Growth (%) is ranked higher than
76% of the 552 Companies
in the Global Pay TV industry.

( Industry Median: 1.50 vs. CHTR: -7.40 )
CHTR' s 10-Year EPS Growth (%) Range
Min: -40   Max: 375.5
Current: -7.4

-40
375.5
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Financials


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Cash & Debt
Oprt. Cash Flow & Free Cash Flow

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Guru Trades

Q1 2013

CHTR Guru Trades in Q1 2013

Chuck Royce 2,400 sh (New)
Eric Mindich 375,000 sh (New)
George Soros 2,248,502 sh (+15.64%)
Steven Cohen 476,027 sh (+15.29%)
Chase Coleman 1,380,000 sh (+6.15%)
Steve Mandel 4,577,187 sh (-4.8%)
Julian Robertson 203,100 sh (-17.57%)
Larry Robbins 592,773 sh (-50.61%)
Mario Gabelli 16,050 sh (-60.47%)
Howard Marks 2,000,000 sh (-83.54%)
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Q2 2013

CHTR Guru Trades in Q2 2013

Stanley Druckenmiller 272,000 sh (New)
John Griffin 835,319 sh (New)
Meryl Witmer 1,900 sh (New)
Eric Mindich 460,000 sh (+22.67%)
Mario Gabelli 16,050 sh (unchged)
Howard Marks 1,973,595 sh (-1.32%)
Julian Robertson 183,700 sh (-9.55%)
Steve Mandel 3,674,874 sh (-19.71%)
George Soros 1,802,718 sh (-19.83%)
Larry Robbins 300,030 sh (-49.39%)
Chase Coleman 519,000 sh (-62.39%)
Chuck Royce 700 sh (-70.83%)
Steven Cohen 12,649 sh (-97.34%)
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Q3 2013

CHTR Guru Trades in Q3 2013

Louis Moore Bacon 3,898 sh (New)
Lee Ainslie 2,124,511 sh (New)
Steven Cohen 207,724 sh (+1542.22%)
John Griffin 2,190,000 sh (+162.18%)
Julian Robertson Sold Out
Stanley Druckenmiller Sold Out
Eric Mindich Sold Out
Larry Robbins Sold Out
Chuck Royce Sold Out
George Soros 1,544,662 sh (-14.31%)
Mario Gabelli 12,750 sh (-20.56%)
Chase Coleman 280,000 sh (-46.05%)
Steve Mandel 1,951,452 sh (-46.9%)
Howard Marks 909,683 sh (-53.91%)
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Q4 2013

CHTR Guru Trades in Q4 2013

Jim Simons 105,200 sh (New)
Larry Robbins 347,500 sh (New)
Steven Cohen 802,889 sh (+286.52%)
John Griffin 2,835,000 sh (+29.45%)
Chase Coleman 340,463 sh (+21.59%)
Louis Moore Bacon 3,788 sh (-2.82%)
George Soros 1,437,393 sh (-6.94%)
Mario Gabelli 10,850 sh (-14.9%)
Howard Marks 729,683 sh (-19.79%)
Lee Ainslie 1,168,206 sh (-45.01%)
Steve Mandel 774,527 sh (-60.31%)
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Insider Trades

Latest Guru Trades with CHTR

GuruDate Trades Impact to Portfolio Price Range * (?) Current Price Change from Average Current Shares
Lee Ainslie 2013-12-31 Reduce -45.01%1.76%$126.96 - $139.01 $ 128.1-3%1168206
John Griffin 2013-12-31 Add 29.45%0.91%$126.96 - $139.01 $ 128.1-3%2835000
Steve Mandel 2013-12-31 Reduce -60.31%0.72%$126.96 - $139.01 $ 128.1-3%774527
George Soros 2013-12-31 Reduce -6.94%0.16%$126.96 - $139.01 $ 128.1-3%1437393
Lee Ainslie 2013-09-30 New Buy3.9%$120 - $135.99 $ 128.11%2124511
Julian Robertson 2013-09-30 Sold Out 2.9%$120 - $135.99 $ 128.11%0
John Griffin 2013-09-30 Add 162.18%2.17%$120 - $135.99 $ 128.11%2190000
Steve Mandel 2013-09-30 Reduce -46.9%1.03%$120 - $135.99 $ 128.11%1951452
George Soros 2013-09-30 Reduce -14.31%0.34%$120 - $135.99 $ 128.11%1544662
Mario Gabelli 2013-09-30 Reduce -20.56%$120 - $135.99 $ 128.11%12750
John Griffin 2013-06-30 New Buy1.2%$100.74 - $123.85 $ 128.117%835319
George Soros 2013-06-30 Reduce -19.83%0.54%$100.74 - $123.85 $ 128.117%1802718
Steve Mandel 2013-06-30 Reduce -19.71%0.49%$100.74 - $123.85 $ 128.117%3674874
Julian Robertson 2013-06-30 Reduce -9.55%0.28%$100.74 - $123.85 $ 128.117%183700
George Soros 2013-03-31 Add 15.64%0.37%$76.24 - $105.77 $ 128.151%2248502
Mario Gabelli 2013-03-31 Reduce -60.47%0.01%$76.24 - $105.77 $ 128.151%16050
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Ratios

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P/B 88.30
CHTR's P/B is ranked lower than
62% of the 735 Companies
in the Global Pay TV industry.

( Industry Median: 2.26 vs. CHTR: 88.30 )
CHTR' s 10-Year P/B Range
Min: 2.07   Max: 234.88
Current: 88.3

2.07
234.88
P/S 1.60
CHTR's P/S is ranked higher than
61% of the 823 Companies
in the Global Pay TV industry.

( Industry Median: 1.47 vs. CHTR: 1.60 )
CHTR' s 10-Year P/S Range
Min: 0.56   Max: 1.77
Current: 1.6

0.56
1.77
PFCF 31.80
CHTR's PFCF is ranked higher than
50% of the 527 Companies
in the Global Pay TV industry.

( Industry Median: 16.00 vs. CHTR: 31.80 )
CHTR' s 10-Year PFCF Range
Min: 5.49   Max: 70.53
Current: 31.8

5.49
70.53
EV-to-EBIT 30.30
CHTR's EV-to-EBIT is ranked lower than
54% of the 713 Companies
in the Global Pay TV industry.

( Industry Median: 14.19 vs. CHTR: 30.30 )
CHTR' s 10-Year EV-to-EBIT Range
Min: 15.9   Max: 32.2
Current: 30.3

15.9
32.2

Valuation & Return

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industry
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history
Price/DCF (Projected) 6.80
CHTR's Price/DCF (Projected) is ranked higher than
50% of the 486 Companies
in the Global Pay TV industry.

( Industry Median: 1.00 vs. CHTR: 6.80 )
CHTR' s 10-Year Price/DCF (Projected) Range
Min: 7.29   Max: 7.29
Current: 6.8

Price/Median PS Value 1.60
CHTR's Price/Median PS Value is ranked higher than
51% of the 724 Companies
in the Global Pay TV industry.

( Industry Median: 1.00 vs. CHTR: 1.60 )
CHTR' s 10-Year Price/Median PS Value Range
Min: 0.63   Max: 1.73
Current: 1.6

0.63
1.73
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) 3.30
CHTR's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) is ranked higher than
53% of the 719 Companies
in the Global Pay TV industry.

( Industry Median: 6.90 vs. CHTR: 3.30 )
CHTR' s 10-Year Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) Range
Min: 3.1   Max: 6.3
Current: 3.3

3.1
6.3
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) 1.65
CHTR's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) is ranked higher than
75% of the 626 Companies
in the Global Pay TV industry.

( Industry Median: 8.68 vs. CHTR: 1.65 )
CHTR' s 10-Year Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) Range
Min: -3.9   Max: 2.2
Current: 1.65

-3.9
2.2

Business Description

Industry: Communication Services » Pay TV
Compare:CMCSK, TWC, NPSNY, BSYBY, DISH » details
Traded in other countries:CKZA.Germany
Charter Communications Inc was organized as a Delaware corporation in 1999. The Company is a provider of cable services in the United States, offers a variety of entertainment, information and communications solutions to residential and commercial customers. Its infrastructure consists of a hybrid of fiber and coaxial cable plant with approximately 12.1 million estimated passings, with 98% at 550 megahertz ('MHz') and 98% of plant miles two-way active. A national Internet Protocol (IP) infrastructure interconnects Charter Communications, Inc. ('Charter') markets. As of December 31, 2012, it served approximately 5.4 million residential and commercial customers. The Company sells its video, Internet and telephone services mainly on a subscription basis, often in a bundle of two or more services, providing savings and convenience to its customers. Bundled services are available to approximately 98% of its passings, and approximately 62% of its customers subscribe to a bundle of services. Through Charter Business, it provides scalable, tailored broadband communications solutions to business and carrier organizations, such as Internet access, data networking, fiber connectivity to cellular towers and office buildings, video entertainment services and business telephone services. As of December 31, 2012, it served approximately 467,000 commercial mainly service units, mainly small- and medium-sized commercial customers. Its advertising sales division, Charter Media, provides local, regional and national businesses with the opportunity to advertise in individual markets on cable television networks. Its main competitors for high-speed Internet services are the broadband services provided by telephone companies, including both traditional DSL, fiber-to-the-node, and fiber-to-the-home offerings. Its main competitors for telephone services are established telephone companies, other telephone service providers, and other carriers, including VoIP providers. The Company is subject to additional federal, state, and local laws and regulations that impose additional subscriber and employee privacy restrictions.

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