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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 : 4/10

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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:

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••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 : 2/10

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Guru Trades

Q3 2015

CVC Guru Trades in Q3 2015

Ken Fisher 381,303 sh (+17.37%)
Pioneer Investments Sold Out
T Rowe Price Equity Income Fund 6,018,998 sh (-7.62%)
Mario Gabelli 9,940,696 sh (-13.44%)
Joel Greenblatt 101,347 sh (-31.40%)
Murray Stahl 85,567 sh (-34.15%)
John Paulson 7,800,000 sh (-37.10%)
Jim Simons 762,300 sh (-49.02%)
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Q4 2015

CVC Guru Trades in Q4 2015

George Soros 102,571 sh (New)
Steven Cohen 501,800 sh (New)
Jeremy Grantham 932,770 sh (New)
Paul Singer 251,012 sh (New)
Jim Simons 4,657,300 sh (+510.95%)
T Rowe Price Equity Income Fund Sold Out
Mario Gabelli 9,127,276 sh (-8.18%)
Murray Stahl 75,435 sh (-11.84%)
Joel Greenblatt 58,310 sh (-42.46%)
John Paulson 3,092,700 sh (-60.35%)
Ken Fisher 24,682 sh (-93.53%)
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Q1 2016

CVC Guru Trades in Q1 2016

Steven Cohen 830,200 sh (+65.44%)
Jeremy Grantham 1,219,815 sh (+30.77%)
Jim Simons 5,554,800 sh (+19.27%)
John Paulson 3,201,500 sh (+3.52%)
Ken Fisher Sold Out
Paul Singer Sold Out
George Soros Sold Out
Joel Greenblatt Sold Out
Mario Gabelli 7,638,711 sh (-16.31%)
Murray Stahl 49,130 sh (-34.87%)
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Q2 2016

CVC Guru Trades in Q2 2016

Steven Cohen Sold Out
Mario Gabelli Sold Out
Jeremy Grantham Sold Out
Jim Simons Sold Out
John Paulson Sold Out
Murray Stahl Sold Out
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Business Description

Industry: Communication Services » Pay TV  
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Cablevision Systems Corp, through its subsidiary, CSC Holdings is a cable operator in the United States and operates through the segments: Cable, Lightpath, and Other.

Cablevision Systems Corp is a Delaware corporation which was organized in 1997. It operates through its subsidiary, CSC Holdings. CSC Holdings is a cable operator in the United States. It also provides high-speed data and Voice over Internet Protocol services using its television broadband network; and Ethernet-based data, Internet, voice and video transport and managed services, to the business market in the New York metropolitan area. One of its subsidiaries also operates a newspaper publishing business. It also owns a cable television advertising sales business and regional news and other local programming services businesses. The Company classifies its operations into three reportable segments: Cable, consisting principally of video, high-speed data, and VoIP services; Lightpath; and Other, consisting principally of Newsday, which includes the Newsday daily newspaper, amNew York, Star Community Publishing Group, and online websites including newsday.com and exploreLI.com, the News 12 Networks, which provides regional news programming services, Cablevision Media Sales Corporation, a cable television advertising company, and MSG Varsity, a program service dedicated to showcasing high school sports and activities and other local programming. The Company's cable television systems are operated in New York, New Jersey, and Connecticut under non-exclusive franchise agreements, where required by the franchising authority, with state and/or municipal or county franchising authorities. The Company's competitors include Verizon Communications, Inc., AT&T Inc., RCN Corporation, among others. Its cable television systems are subject to federal, state and local regulations.

Guru Investment Theses on Cablevision Systems Corp

Mario Gabelli Comments on Cablevision Systems Corp - Feb 10, 2016

Cablevision Systems Corp. (not a holding as of 12/31/2015) (CVC – $31.86 – NYSE) (NYSE:CVC) provides broadband, television, and phone service to approximately three million subscribers in the New York metropolitan area. An industry pioneer, CVC developed the most advanced cable plant in the country and converted over 70% of its subscribers into triple play (video, phone, and broadband) customers. After years as a potential acquisition candidate, in September 2015 Cablevision agreed to a sale to Altice for $34.90 per share in cash. The deal represents the culmination of efforts to surface value through transactions such as the spin-offs of Madison Square Garden and AMC Networks (1.6%) in February 2010 and June 2011, respectively.

From Mario Gabelli (Trades, Portfolio)'s Value 25 Fund fourth quarter 2015 commentary.

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Mario Gabelli Comments on Cablevision Systems Corp - Jan 29, 2016

Cablevision Systems Corp. (0.7%) (CVC – $31.90 – NYSE) (NYSE:CVC), based in Bethpage, New York, owns and operates cable systems in the U.S. and is the leading operator in the New York metropolitan area. On September 17, 2015, Altice N.V. agreed to acquire Cablevision for $9.7 billion or $34.90 per share in cash. The transaction reiterates Altice’s desire to continue to expand its presence in the U.S. market. Subject to shareholder and regulatory approvals, the deal is expected to close in the first half of 2016.


From Mario Gabelli (Trades, Portfolio)'s ABC Fund Merger and Arbitrage shareholder letter for the fourth quarter 2015.

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Mario Gabelli Comments on Cablevision Systems Corp - Nov 23, 2015

Cablevision Systems Corp. (NYSE:CVC)(3.5%) (CVC – $32.47 – NYSE) provides broadband, television, and phone service to approximately three million subscribers in the New York metropolitan area. An industry pioneer, CVC developed the most advanced cable plant in the country and converted over 70% of its subscribers into triple play (video, phone, and broadband) customers. After years as a potential acquisition candidate, in September 2015 Cablevision agreed to a sale to Altice for $34.90 per share in cash. The deal represents the culmination of efforts to surface value through transactions such as the spin-offs of Madison Square Garden (1.1%) and AMC Networks (0.5%) in February 2010 and June 2011, respectively.



From GAMCO's Global Telecommunications Fund third quarter 2015 shareholder commentary.



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Mario Gabelli Comments on Cablevision Systems Corp - Oct 21, 2015

Cablevision Systems Corp. (NYSE:CVC)(4.4% of net assets as of September 30, 2015) (CVC – $32.47 – NYSE) provides broadband, television, and phone service to approximately three million subscribers in the New York metropolitan area. An industry pioneer, CVC developed the most advanced cable plant in the country and converted over 70% of its subscribers into triple play (video, phone, and broadband) customers. After years as a potential acquisition candidate, in September 2015 Cablevision agreed to a sale to Altice for $34.90 per share in cash. The deal represents the culmination of efforts to surface value through transactions such as the spin-offs of Madison Square Garden (3.2%) and AMC Networks (1.7%) in February 2010 and June 2011, respectively.



From GAMCO's third quarter 2015 Value 25 Fund shareholder commentary.



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Mario Gabelli Comments on Cablevision Systems Corp - Oct 19, 2015

Cablevision Systems Corp. (NYSE:CVC)(0.6%) (CVC – $32.47 – NYSE), based in Bethpage, New York, owns and operates cable systems in the U.S., and is the leading operator in the New York metropolitan area, which represents the most attractive U.S. cable market measured by affluence and population density. On September 17, 2015, Altice N.V. agreed to acquire Cablevision for $9.7 billion or $34.90 per share in cash. The transaction reiterates Altice’s desire to continue to expand its presence in the U.S. market. Subject to shareholder and regulatory approvals, the deal is expected to close in the first half of 2016.



From Mario Gabelli (Trades, Portfolio)'s third quarter 2015 ABC Fund commentary.

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Mario Gabelli Comments on Cablevision Systems Corp Guru stock highlight
Cablevision Systems Corp. (not a holding as of 12/31/2015) (CVC – $31.86 – NYSE) (NYSE:CVC) provides broadband, television, and phone service to approximately three million subscribers in the New York metropolitan area. An industry pioneer, CVC developed the most advanced cable plant in the country and converted over 70% of its subscribers into triple play (video, phone, and broadband) customers. After years as a potential acquisition candidate, in September 2015 Cablevision agreed to a sale to Altice for $34.90 per share in cash. The deal represents the culmination of efforts to surface value through transactions such as the spin-offs of Madison Square Garden and AMC Networks (1.6%) in February 2010 and June 2011, respectively. Read more...
Mario Gabelli Comments on Cablevision Systems Corp Guru stock highlight
Cablevision Systems Corp. (0.7%) (CVC – $31.90 – NYSE) (NYSE:CVC), based in Bethpage, New York, owns and operates cable systems in the U.S. and is the leading operator in the New York metropolitan area. On September 17, 2015, Altice N.V. agreed to acquire Cablevision for $9.7 billion or $34.90 per share in cash. The transaction reiterates Altice’s desire to continue to expand its presence in the U.S. market. Subject to shareholder and regulatory approvals, the deal is expected to close in the first half of 2016.
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Dividend Yield 0.86
CVC's Dividend Yield is ranked lower than
93% of the 745 Companies
in the Global Pay TV industry.

( Industry Median: 4.00 vs. CVC: 0.86 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Dividend Yield only.
CVC' s Dividend Yield Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0  Med: 0 Max: 0.86
Current: 0.86
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Dividend Payout 0.37
CVC's Dividend Payout is ranked higher than
89% of the 308 Companies
in the Global Pay TV industry.

( Industry Median: 0.71 vs. CVC: 0.37 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Dividend Payout only.
CVC' s Dividend Payout Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0  Med: 0 Max: 0.37
Current: 0.37
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0.37
Forward Dividend Yield 1.72
CVC's Forward Dividend Yield is ranked lower than
85% of the 712 Companies
in the Global Pay TV industry.

( Industry Median: 4.15 vs. CVC: 1.72 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward Dividend Yield only.
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Yield on cost (5-Year) 0.86
CVC's Yield on cost (5-Year) is ranked lower than
99.99% of the 793 Companies
in the Global Pay TV industry.

( Industry Median: 5.01 vs. CVC: 0.86 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Yield on cost (5-Year) only.
CVC' s Yield on cost (5-Year) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0  Med: 0 Max: 0.86
Current: 0.86
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Valuation & Return

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More Statistics

Revenue (TTM) (Mil) $6,536
EPS (TTM) $ 0.81
Short Percentage of Float5.42%
52-Week Range $21.37 - 34.91
Shares Outstanding (Mil)276.33

Analyst Estimate

Dec16 Dec17 Dec18
Revenue (Mil $) 6,597 6,652 6,734
EPS ($) 0.88 1.04 1.44
EPS w/o NRI ($) 0.88 1.04 1.44
EPS Growth Rate
(3Y to 5Y Estimate)
16.50%
Dividends Per Share ($) 0.27 0.27
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