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Altice USA Earnings Power Value (EPV)

: $-59.18 (As of Mar22)
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As of Mar22, Altice USA's earnings power value is $-59.18. *

* GuruFocus does not store EPV value into our database if Average Maintenance CAPEX is 0.

Margin of Safety is N/A.

The basic concept of EPV is that one should value a stock based on the current free cash flow of a company and not on future projections which may, or may not, come true. It is arguably a better way to analyze stocks than Discounted Cash Flow analysis that relies on highly speculative growth assumptions many years into the future. Assumption: Current profitability is sustainable.


Altice USA Earnings Power Value (EPV) Historical Data

The historical data trend for Altice USA's Earnings Power Value (EPV) can be seen below:

* For Operating Data section: All numbers are indicated by the unit behind each term and all currency related amount are in USD.
* For other sections: All numbers are in millions except for per share data, ratio, and percentage. All currency related amount are indicated in the company's associated stock exchange currency.

* Premium members only.

Altice USA Annual Data
Trend Dec16 Dec17 Dec18 Dec19 Dec20 Dec21
Earnings Power Value (EPV)
Premium Member Only - - - -45.70 -58.33

Altice USA Quarterly Data
Jun17 Sep17 Dec17 Mar18 Jun18 Sep18 Dec18 Mar19 Jun19 Sep19 Dec19 Mar20 Jun20 Sep20 Dec20 Mar21 Jun21 Sep21 Dec21 Mar22
Earnings Power Value (EPV) Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only -52.96 -56.04 -57.12 -58.33 -59.18

Competitive Comparison

For the Telecom Services subindustry, Altice USA's Earnings Power Value (EPV), along with its competitors' market caps and Earnings Power Value (EPV) data, can be viewed below:

* Competitive companies are chosen from companies within the same industry, with headquarter located in same country, with closest market capitalization; x-axis shows the market cap, and y-axis shows the term value; the bigger the dot, the larger the market cap. Note that "N/A" values will not show up in the chart.

   

Altice USA Earnings Power Value (EPV) Distribution

For the Telecommunication Services industry and Communication Services sector, Altice USA's Earnings Power Value (EPV) distribution charts can be found below:

* The bar in red indicates where Altice USA's Earnings Power Value (EPV) falls into.



Altice USA Earnings Power Value (EPV) Calculation

Earnings Power Value also known as just Earnings Power is a valuation technique popularised by Bruce Greenwald, an authority on value investing at Columbia University. It is arguably a better way to analyze stocks than Discounted Cash Flow analysis that relies on highly speculative growth assumptions many years into the future.

The basic concept of EPV is that one should value a stock based on the current free cash flow of a company and not on future projections which may, or may not, come true. This valuation tool excludes the potential growth that a company may have so that needs to be looked at separately. Since future growth is excluded from the analysis, only the maintenance capital expenditures are subtracted from after-tax EBIT (earnings before interest and taxes) and growth capex is ignored.

Altice USA's "Earning Power" Calculation:

Average of Last 20 Quarters Last Quarter
Revenue 9,748
DDA 2,255
Operating Margin % 19.45
SGA * 25% 0
Tax Rate % 105.00
Maintenance Capex 1,119
Cash and Cash Equivalents 196
Short-Term Debt 969
Long-Term Debt 25,714
Shares Outstanding (Diluted) 453

1. Start with "Earnings" not including accounting adjustments (one-time charges not excluded unless policy has changed). "Earnings" are "Operating Income.

2. Look at average margins over a business/Industry cycle: Average Operating Margin = 19.45%

To normalize margins and eliminate the effects on profitability of valuing the firm at different points in the business cycle, it is usually best to take a long-term average of operating margins. Ideally this would be as long as 10 years and include at least one economic downturn. However, since most of companies do not have as long as 10-year history, here GuruFocus uses the latest 5 years data to do the calculation. To smooth out unusual years but reflect recent developments, we take an average of the 5 year margin.

3. Multiply average margins by sustainable revenues and then adjust for maintenance SGA. This yields "normalized" EBIT:

To be conservative, GuruFocus uses an average of the 5 year revenues as the sustainable revenue.
EPV analysis recognises that part of SG&A expenditure is made to maintain and replace the existing assets, while part is made to grow sales. Since EPV is only interested in what it costs a going concern to maintain its existing asset base, it adds back a percentage of SG&A (between 15% and 50% - this is a matter of judgment and industry knowledge) to make up for the fact that some of this expenditure went to fund growth and shouldn't be accounted for. To start off, we assume 25% for the sake of prudence.
Sustainable Revenue = $ Mil, Average Operating Margin = 19.45%, Average Adjusted SGA = 0,
therefore "Normalized" EBIT = Sustainable Revenue * Average Operating Margin + Average Adjusted SGA = 9,748 * 19.45% +0 = $1896.358255768 Mil.

4. Multiply by one minus Average Tax Rate (NOPAT):

Same as average operating margin calculation, GuruFocus takes an average of the 5 years tax rates.
Average Tax Rate = 105.00%, and "Normalized" EBIT = $1896.358255768 Mil,
therefore After-tax "Normalized" EBIT = "Normalized" EBIT * ( 1 - Average Tax Rate ) = 1896.358255768 * ( 1 - 105.00% ) = $-94.789467414564 Mil.

5. Add back Excess Depreciation (after tax at 1/2 average tax rate). This yields "normalized" Earnings:

Excess Depreciation = Average DDA * % of Excess Depreciation (after tax at 1/2 average tax rate) = 2,255 * 0.5 * 105.00% = $1183.668670206 Mil.
"Normalized" Earnings = After-tax "Normalized" EBIT + Excess Depreciation = -94.789467414564 + 1183.668670206 = $1088.8792027914 Mil.

6. Adjusted for Maintenance Capital Expenditure:

First, calculate the revenue change regarding to the previous year. If the revenue decreased from the previous year, then the Maintenance Capital Expenditure = Capital Expenditure (positive).
Second, if the revenue increased from the previous year, then calculate the percentage of Net PPE as of corresponding Revenue.
Third, calculate Capital Expenditure (positive) - percentage of Net PPE as of corresponding Revenue * revenue increase.
If [Capital Expenditure (positive) - percentage of Net PPE as of corresponding Revenue * revenue increase] was negative, then the Maintenance Capital Expenditure = Capital Expenditure (positive).
If [Capital Expenditure (positive) - percentage of Net PPE as of corresponding Revenue * revenue increase] was positive, then the Maintenance Capital Expenditure = Capital Expenditure (positive) - percentage of Net PPE as of corresponding Revenue * revenue increase.
Fourth, GuruFocus uses an average of the 5 year maintenance capital expenditures as maintenance CAPEX.
Altice USA's Average Maintenance CAPEX = $1,119 Mil *.
* GuruFocus does not store EPV value into our database if Average Maintenance CAPEX is 0.

7. Investors require a return of "WACC" for the risk they are taking: WACC = 9%

8. Altice USA's current cash and cash equivalent = $196 Mil.
Altice USA's current interest bearing debt = Long-Term Debt & Capital Lease Obligation + Short-Term Debt & Capital Lease Obligation = 25,714 + 969 = $26683.866 Mil.
Altice USA's current Shares Outstanding (Diluted Average) = 453 Mil.

Altice USA's Earnings Power Value (EPV) for Mar22 is calculated as:

EPV = ( ( Norm. Earnings-Maint. CAPEX *) / WACC + CashandEquiv - Int. Bearing Debt ) / Shares Outstanding (Diluted Average)
= ( ( 1088.8792027914 - 1,119)/ 9%+196-26683.866 )/453
=-59.18

Margin of Safety (EPV)=( Earnings Power Value (EPV)-Current Price )/Earnings Power Value (EPV)
=( -59.180564282039-10.65 )/-59.180564282039
= N/A

* For Operating Data section: All numbers are indicated by the unit behind each term and all currency related amount are in USD.
* For other sections: All numbers are in millions except for per share data, ratio, and percentage. All currency related amount are indicated in the company's associated stock exchange currency.

* GuruFocus does not store EPV value into our database if Average Maintenance CAPEX is 0.


Altice USA  (NYSE:ATUS) Earnings Power Value (EPV) Explanation

Assumption: Current profitability is sustainable.

Earnings power value (EPV) uses a very basic equation which assumes no growth, although it does rely on an assumption about the cost of capital as well as the fact that current earnings are sustainable. It also involves several adjustments to clean up the underlying Earnings figures.


Be Aware

Though using today's earnings in calculating Earnings Power Value, GuruFocus is normalizing these earnings to the business cycle. This eliminates the effects on profitability of valuing the firm at different points in the business cycle. This means that we are considering the average earnings over 5 years.


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Altice USA Business Description

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1 Court Square West, Long Island City, New York, NY, USA, 11101
Altice Europe acquired privately held U.S. cable company Suddenlink in 2015 and Cablevision in 2016. Suddenlink's networks provided television, internet access, and phone services to roughly 3.5 million U.S. homes and businesses located primarily in smaller markets, with major clusters in Texas, West Virginia, Idaho, Arizona, and Louisiana. Cablevision provided comparable services to about 5.5 million homes and business in the New York City metro area. Altice Europe spun off Altice USA, which includes both the Suddenlink and Cablevision operations, to shareholders in 2018. Altice USA also owns News 12 Networks, which broadcasts local 24-hour news networks in New York, i24News, a news operation focused on the Middle East and Israel, and Cheddar, a news upstart.
Executives
Next Alt S.a.r.l. director, 10 percent owner 5, RUE EUGENE RUPPERT GRAND DUCHY OF LUXEMBOURG N4 L-2453
A4 S.a. director 5, RUE EUGENE RUPPERT GRAND DUCHY OF LUXEMBOURG N4 L-2453
Drahi Patrick director, 10 percent owner WIESTISTRASSE 14 ZERMATT V8 3920
Boubazine Abdelhakim officer: President & COO 1111 STEWART AVENUE BETHPAGE NY 11714
Schmidt Colleen officer: EVP Human Resources 1 COURT SQUARE W LONG ISLAND CITY NY 11101
Olsen Michael officer: EVP, Gen. Counsel & Secy 1 COURT SQUARE W LONG ISLAND CITY NY 11101
Taki Layth officer: Chief Accounting Officer 1 COURT SQUARE WEST LONG ISLAND CITY NY 11101
Grau Michael officer: Chief Financial Officer 1 COURT SQUARE W LONG ISLAND CITY NY 11101
Goei Dexter director, officer: Chief Executive Officer 1111 STEWART AVENUE BETHPAGE NY 11714
Stewart Charles director 1111 STEWART AVENUE BETHPAGE NY 11714
Bakker Gerrit Jan director 15 RUE PIERRE FATIO 6TH FLOOR GENEVA V8 1204
Mullen Mark director 1111 STEWART AVENUE BETHPAGE NY 11714
Okhuijsen Dennis director 1111 STEWART AVENUE BETHPAGE NY 11714
Connolly David other: Former EVP & General Counsel 1111 STEWART AVENUE BETHPAGE NY 11714
Cie Management Ix Ltd 10 percent owner HERITAGE HALL LE MARCHANT STREET ST. PETER PORT Y7 GY14HY

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