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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 : 6/10

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Cash to Debt 0.12
CVC's Cash to Debt is ranked higher than
62% of the 802 Companies
in the Global Pay TV industry.

( Industry Median: 0.40 vs. CVC: 0.12 )
CVC' s 10-Year Cash to Debt Range
Min: 0   Max: 0.12
Current: 0.12

0
0.12
Equity to Asset -0.80
CVC's Equity to Asset is ranked higher than
55% of the 794 Companies
in the Global Pay TV industry.

( Industry Median: 0.40 vs. CVC: -0.80 )
CVC' s 10-Year Equity to Asset Range
Min: -0.84   Max: -0.15
Current: -0.8

-0.84
-0.15
Interest Coverage 1.16
CVC's Interest Coverage is ranked higher than
58% of the 545 Companies
in the Global Pay TV industry.

( Industry Median: 7.87 vs. CVC: 1.16 )
CVC' s 10-Year Interest Coverage Range
Min: 0.01   Max: 1.8
Current: 1.16

0.01
1.8
F-Score: 6
Z-Score: 0.35
M-Score: -3.26
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 : 6/10

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Operating margin (%) 11.22
CVC's Operating margin (%) is ranked higher than
79% of the 768 Companies
in the Global Pay TV industry.

( Industry Median: 12.93 vs. CVC: 11.22 )
CVC' s 10-Year Operating margin (%) Range
Min: -5.89   Max: 19.74
Current: 11.22

-5.89
19.74
Net-margin (%) 7.47
CVC's Net-margin (%) is ranked higher than
80% of the 768 Companies
in the Global Pay TV industry.

( Industry Median: 7.37 vs. CVC: 7.47 )
CVC' s 10-Year Net-margin (%) Range
Min: -37.65   Max: 27.3
Current: 7.47

-37.65
27.3
ROA (%) 7.07
CVC's ROA (%) is ranked higher than
85% of the 772 Companies
in the Global Pay TV industry.

( Industry Median: 5.13 vs. CVC: 7.07 )
CVC' s 10-Year ROA (%) Range
Min: -15.15   Max: 9.6
Current: 7.07

-15.15
9.6
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) 23.48
CVC's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
80% of the 764 Companies
in the Global Pay TV industry.

( Industry Median: 22.84 vs. CVC: 23.48 )
CVC' s 10-Year ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: -6.33   Max: 40.89
Current: 23.48

-6.33
40.89
Revenue Growth (%) 4.60
CVC's Revenue Growth (%) is ranked higher than
80% of the 684 Companies
in the Global Pay TV industry.

( Industry Median: 3.30 vs. CVC: 4.60 )
CVC' s 10-Year Revenue Growth (%) Range
Min: -45.4   Max: 112.8
Current: 4.6

-45.4
112.8
EBITDA Growth (%) 0.20
CVC's EBITDA Growth (%) is ranked higher than
78% of the 611 Companies
in the Global Pay TV industry.

( Industry Median: 1.70 vs. CVC: 0.20 )
CVC' s 10-Year EBITDA Growth (%) Range
Min: -52.7   Max: 146
Current: 0.2

-52.7
146
EPS Growth (%) -11.40
CVC's EPS Growth (%) is ranked higher than
74% of the 552 Companies
in the Global Pay TV industry.

( Industry Median: 1.50 vs. CVC: -11.40 )
CVC' s 10-Year EPS Growth (%) Range
Min: -67.3   Max: 105.1
Current: -11.4

-67.3
105.1
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Guru Trades

Q2 2013

CVC Guru Trades in Q2 2013

John Keeley 20,000 sh (New)
John Paulson 21,000,000 sh (+25.81%)
Mario Gabelli 11,523,520 sh (+10.26%)
Brian Rogers 7,415,400 sh (+6.46%)
Murray Stahl 81,701 sh (+2.22%)
Louis Moore Bacon Sold Out
Ken Fisher 128,030 sh (-0.07%)
Jim Simons 348,300 sh (-27.21%)
Steven Cohen 338,250 sh (-91.7%)
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Q3 2013

CVC Guru Trades in Q3 2013

Caxton Associates 204,000 sh (New)
Ray Dalio 43,587 sh (New)
Jim Simons 1,144,300 sh (+228.54%)
Murray Stahl 95,194 sh (+16.52%)
Ken Fisher 129,700 sh (+1.3%)
John Paulson 21,000,000 sh (unchged)
Brian Rogers 7,415,400 sh (unchged)
John Keeley Sold Out
Mario Gabelli 11,495,760 sh (-0.24%)
Steven Cohen 147,729 sh (-56.33%)
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Q4 2013

CVC Guru Trades in Q4 2013

Ray Dalio 57,189 sh (+31.21%)
Murray Stahl 113,318 sh (+19.04%)
Mario Gabelli 12,367,552 sh (+7.58%)
Ken Fisher 129,700 sh (unchged)
John Paulson 21,000,000 sh (unchged)
Caxton Associates 204,000 sh (unchged)
Brian Rogers 7,415,400 sh (unchged)
Caxton Associates 216,800 sh (unchged)
Jim Simons 848,600 sh (-25.84%)
Steven Cohen 16,321 sh (-88.95%)
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Q1 2014

CVC Guru Trades in Q1 2014

Brian Rogers 7,415,400 sh (unchged)
Ken Fisher 119,500 sh (-7.86%)
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Insider Trades

Latest Guru Trades with CVC

GuruDate Trades Impact to Portfolio Price Range * (?) Current Price Change from Average Current Shares
Ray Dalio 2013-12-31 Add 31.21%$14.83 - $17.78 $ 16.794%57189
John Keeley 2013-09-30 Sold Out 0.01%$16.83 - $19.79 $ 16.79-8%0
Ray Dalio 2013-09-30 New Buy0.01%$16.83 - $19.79 $ 16.79-8%43587
John Paulson 2013-06-30 Add 25.81%0.51%$13.93 - $16.82 $ 16.7912%21000000
Mario Gabelli 2013-06-30 Add 10.26%0.11%$13.93 - $16.82 $ 16.7912%11523520
John Keeley 2013-06-30 New Buy0.01%$13.93 - $16.82 $ 16.7912%20000
John Paulson 2013-03-31 Add 37.41%0.38%$13.73 - $15.75 $ 16.7913%16692000
Julian Robertson 2012-12-31 Sold Out 1.9%$13.63 - $18.52 $ 16.798%0
John Paulson 2012-12-31 Add 478.47%0.91%$13.63 - $18.52 $ 16.798%12147800
Joel Greenblatt 2012-12-31 Sold Out 0.08%$13.63 - $18.52 $ 16.798%0
Joel Greenblatt 2012-09-30 Reduce -46.54%0.07%$12.8 - $16.98 $ 16.7912%73902
Ray Dalio 2012-09-30 Sold Out 0.0031%$12.8 - $16.98 $ 16.7912%0
John Paulson 2012-06-30 New Buy0.23%$10.95 - $14.83 $ 16.7932%2100000
George Soros 2012-06-30 Sold Out 0.04%$10.95 - $14.83 $ 16.7932%0
Ray Dalio 2012-06-30 New Buy$10.95 - $14.83 $ 16.7932%15908
Leon Cooperman 2012-03-31 Sold Out 1.4%$13.75 - $15.65 $ 16.7924%0
Joel Greenblatt 2012-03-31 New Buy0.19%$13.75 - $15.65 $ 16.7924%151330
George Soros 2012-03-31 New Buy0.04%$13.75 - $15.65 $ 16.7924%175100
Ray Dalio 2012-03-31 Sold Out 0.0033%$13.75 - $15.65 $ 16.7924%0
John Griffin 2011-12-31 Sold Out 1.64%$12.75 - $18.11 $ 16.7910%0
Leon Cooperman 2011-12-31 Add 19.2%0.23%$12.75 - $18.11 $ 16.7910%3796531
Ray Dalio 2011-12-31 New Buy$12.75 - $18.11 $ 16.7910%13959
Daniel Loeb 2011-09-30 Sold Out 2.6841%$15.97 - $27.48 $ 16.79-19%0
John Griffin 2011-09-30 Add 56.4%0.59%$15.97 - $27.48 $ 16.79-19%5130000
Leon Cooperman 2011-09-30 Add 45.07%0.46%$15.97 - $27.48 $ 16.79-19%3185031
Julian Robertson 2011-09-30 Add 3.94%0.13%$15.97 - $27.48 $ 16.79-19%545700
George Soros 2011-09-30 Sold Out 0.0863%$15.97 - $27.48 $ 16.79-19%0
Daniel Loeb 2011-06-30 New Buy2.68%$32.97 - $36.42 $ 16.79-52%2000000
Steve Mandel 2011-06-30 Sold Out 0.14%$32.97 - $36.42 $ 16.79-52%0
Mario Gabelli 2011-03-31 Reduce -42.38%1.68%$33.41 - $37.72 $ 16.79-52%9192198
Steve Mandel 2011-03-31 Reduce -90.38%1.32%$33.41 - $37.72 $ 16.79-52%493000
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Guru Investment Theses on Cablevision Systems Corp

Mario Gabelli Comments on Cablevision Systems Corp - Feb 19, 2014

Cablevision Systems Corp. (1.8%) (CVC)($17.93 - NYSE) provides broadband, TV, and phone service to over three million subscribers in the New York metropolitan area. An industry pioneer, CVC has developed the most advanced plant in the country and converted over 70% of its subscribers into triple play (video, phone, and broadband) customers. In the process, Cablevision achieved industry-leading average monthly subscription revenues and margins. This peak performance led the company to become a victim of its own success; combined with competition from Verizon FiOS (%) in approximately half its footprint, Cablevision saw reduced growth and a sagging share price in 2012/2013. The company's efforts to address these declines appear to be paying off. Management has also been active on the financial front, spinning off Madison Square Garden (%) in February 2010 and AMC Networks (%) in June 2011 and repurchasing over 10% of shares outstanding. Early in 2013, Cablevision agreed to sell its Optimum West (formerly Bresnan) systems to Charter Communications (%), capturing an attractive equity return. Cablevision is now a single-market, pure-play cable operator, which could facilitate an eventual consolidation of the company in our view.



From the Gabelli Value 25 Fund fourth quarter 2013 commentary.



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Mario Gabelli Comments on Cablevision Systems Corp. - Jan 29, 2014

Cablevision Systems Corp. (CVC) (0.9%) (CVC - $17.93 - NYSE) provides broadband, TV, and phone service to over three million subscribers in the New York metropolitan area. An industry pioneer, CVC has developed the most advanced plant in the country and converted over 70% of its subscribers into triple play (video, phone, and broadband) customers. In the process, Cablevision achieved industry-leading average monthly subscription revenues and margins. This peak performance led the company to become a victim of its own success; combined with competition from Verizon FiOS (0.3%) in approximately half its footprint, Cablevision saw reduced growth and a sagging share price in 2012/2013. The company's efforts to address these declines appear to be paying off. Management has also been active on the financial front, spinning off Madison Square Garden (0.7%) in February 2010 and AMC Networks (0.6%) in June 2011 and repurchasing over 10% of shares outstanding. Early in 2013, Cablevision agreed to sell its Optimum West (formerly Bresnan) systems to Charter Communications (less than 0.1%), capturing an attractive equity return. Cablevision is now a single-market, pure-play cable operator, which could facilitate an eventual consolidation of the company in our view 

 

From Mario Gabelli (Trades, Portfolio)’s Gabelli Asset Fund fourth quarter 2013 commentary.

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Mario Gabelli Comments on Cablevision Systems Corp
Cablevision Systems Corp. (1.8%) (CVC)($17.93 - NYSE) provides broadband, TV, and phone service to over three million subscribers in the New York metropolitan area. An industry pioneer, CVC has developed the most advanced plant in the country and converted over 70% of its subscribers into triple play (video, phone, and broadband) customers. In the process, Cablevision achieved industry-leading average monthly subscription revenues and margins. This peak performance led the company to become a victim of its own success; combined with competition from Verizon FiOS (%) in approximately half its footprint, Cablevision saw reduced growth and a sagging share price in 2012/2013. The company's efforts to address these declines appear to be paying off. Management has also been active on the financial front, spinning off Madison Square Garden (%) in February 2010 and AMC Networks (%) in June 2011 and repurchasing over 10% of shares outstanding. Early in 2013, Cablevision agreed to sell its Optimum West (formerly Bresnan) systems to Charter Communications (%), capturing an attractive equity return. Cablevision is now a single-market, pure-play cable operator, which could facilitate an Read more...
Mario Gabelli Comments on Cablevision Systems Corp.
Cablevision Systems Corp. (CVC) (0.9%) (CVC - $17.93 - NYSE) provides broadband, TV, and phone service to over three million subscribers in the New York metropolitan area. An industry pioneer, CVC has developed the most advanced plant in the country and converted over 70% of its subscribers into triple play (video, phone, and broadband) customers. In the process, Cablevision achieved industry-leading average monthly subscription revenues and margins. This peak performance led the company to become a victim of its own success; combined with competition from Verizon FiOS (0.3%) in approximately half its footprint, Cablevision saw reduced growth and a sagging share price in 2012/2013. The company's efforts to address these declines appear to be paying off. Management has also been active on the financial front, spinning off Madison Square Garden (0.7%) in February 2010 and AMC Networks (0.6%) in June 2011 and repurchasing over 10% of shares outstanding. Early in 2013, Cablevision agreed to sell its Optimum West (formerly Bresnan) systems to Charter Communications (less Read more...

Ratios

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P/E(ttm) 9.60
CVC's P/E(ttm) is ranked higher than
92% of the 640 Companies
in the Global Pay TV industry.

( Industry Median: 16.50 vs. CVC: 9.60 )
CVC' s 10-Year P/E(ttm) Range
Min: 7.08   Max: 52.97
Current: 9.6

7.08
52.97
P/S 0.72
CVC's P/S is ranked higher than
86% of the 823 Companies
in the Global Pay TV industry.

( Industry Median: 1.47 vs. CVC: 0.72 )
CVC' s 10-Year P/S Range
Min: 0.25   Max: 1.24
Current: 0.72

0.25
1.24
PFCF 25.06
CVC's PFCF is ranked higher than
55% of the 527 Companies
in the Global Pay TV industry.

( Industry Median: 16.00 vs. CVC: 25.06 )
CVC' s 10-Year PFCF Range
Min: 3.13   Max: 314.12
Current: 25.06

3.13
314.12
EV-to-EBIT 19.26
CVC's EV-to-EBIT is ranked higher than
56% of the 713 Companies
in the Global Pay TV industry.

( Industry Median: 14.19 vs. CVC: 19.26 )
CVC' s 10-Year EV-to-EBIT Range
Min: 10.9   Max: 228
Current: 19.26

10.9
228
PEG 20.70
CVC's PEG is ranked lower than
56% of the 407 Companies
in the Global Pay TV industry.

( Industry Median: 2.51 vs. CVC: 20.70 )
CVC' s 10-Year PEG Range
Min: 1.78   Max: 187.63
Current: 20.7

1.78
187.63
Shiller P/E 19.68
CVC's Shiller P/E is ranked higher than
64% of the 486 Companies
in the Global Pay TV industry.

( Industry Median: 15.99 vs. CVC: 19.68 )
CVC' s 10-Year Shiller P/E Range
Min: 17.99   Max: 313.06
Current: 19.68

17.99
313.06

Dividend & Buy Back

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Dividend Yield 3.57
CVC's Dividend Yield is ranked higher than
55% of the 572 Companies
in the Global Pay TV industry.

( Industry Median: 3.67 vs. CVC: 3.57 )
CVC' s 10-Year Dividend Yield Range
Min: 0.57   Max: 5.47
Current: 3.57

0.57
5.47
Dividend Payout 1.25
CVC's Dividend Payout is ranked higher than
85% of the 453 Companies
in the Global Pay TV industry.

( Industry Median: 0.61 vs. CVC: 1.25 )
CVC' s 10-Year Dividend Payout Range
Min: 0.34   Max: 0.69
Current: 1.25

0.34
0.69
Dividend growth (3y) 8.10
CVC's Dividend growth (3y) is ranked higher than
91% of the 390 Companies
in the Global Pay TV industry.

( Industry Median: 1.60 vs. CVC: 8.10 )
CVC' s 10-Year Dividend growth (3y) Range
Min: 0   Max: 42.2
Current: 8.1

0
42.2
Yield on cost (5-Year) 5.90
CVC's Yield on cost (5-Year) is ranked higher than
71% of the 580 Companies
in the Global Pay TV industry.

( Industry Median: 3.80 vs. CVC: 5.90 )
CVC' s 10-Year Yield on cost (5-Year) Range
Min: 0.96   Max: 9.22
Current: 5.9

0.96
9.22
Share Buyback Rate 4.10
CVC's Share Buyback Rate is ranked higher than
95% of the 567 Companies
in the Global Pay TV industry.

( Industry Median: -0.20 vs. CVC: 4.10 )
CVC' s 10-Year Share Buyback Rate Range
Min: 40.6   Max: -142.7
Current: 4.1

Valuation & Return

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Price/Median PS Value 0.95
CVC's Price/Median PS Value is ranked higher than
76% of the 724 Companies
in the Global Pay TV industry.

( Industry Median: 1.00 vs. CVC: 0.95 )
CVC' s 10-Year Price/Median PS Value Range
Min: 0.44   Max: 2.85
Current: 0.95

0.44
2.85
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) 5.20
CVC's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) is ranked higher than
62% of the 719 Companies
in the Global Pay TV industry.

( Industry Median: 6.90 vs. CVC: 5.20 )
CVC' s 10-Year Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) Range
Min: 0.4   Max: 9.1
Current: 5.2

0.4
9.1
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) 4.59
CVC's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) is ranked higher than
80% of the 626 Companies
in the Global Pay TV industry.

( Industry Median: 8.68 vs. CVC: 4.59 )
CVC' s 10-Year Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) Range
Min: -45.3   Max: 17.1
Current: 4.59

-45.3
17.1

Business Description

Industry: Communication Services » Pay TV
Compare:CMCSA, TWC, NPSNY, BSYBY, DISH » details
Traded in other countries:CVY.Germany
Cablevision Systems is a Delaware corporation which was organized in 1997. Cablevision owns all of the outstanding membership interests in CSC Holdings and its liabilities. CSC Holdings is a cable operator in the United States based on the number of basic video subscribers. The Company also operates cable programming networks, entertainment businesses, telecommunications companies and a newspaper publishing business. It classifies its business interests into three segments: Telecommunications Services; Rainbow; and Newsday. The Company's Telecommunications Services segment includes its cable television business, including its video, high-speed data, and Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) operations and the operations of the commercial high-speed data and voice services provided by Optimum Lightpath. The Company's Rainbow segment consists principally of its interests in national and regional television programming networks, including AMC, WE tv, IFC, Sundance Channel (as of June 16, 2008), and the News 12 Networks. Rainbow also includes a cable television advertising sales business. The Company's Newsday segment consists of the Newsday daily newspaper, amNew York, Star Community Publishing Group, and online websites including newsday.com and exploreLI.com. Cable television is a service that delivers multiple channels of video programming to subscribers who pay a monthly fee for the services they receive. The Company's cable television systems are subject to extensive federal, state and local regulations.

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