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Altice USA Financial Strength

: 3 (As of Mar. 2022)
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Altice USA has the Financial Strength Rank of 3. It displays poor financial strength and is likely in financial distress. Usually this is caused by too much debt for the company.

Warning Sign:

Altice USA Inc displays poor financial strength. Usually this is caused by too much debt for the company.

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). The higher, the better.
2. Debt to revenue ratio. The lower, the better.
3. Altman Z-Score.

Altice USA's Interest Coverage for the quarter that ended in Mar. 2022 was 1.70. Altice USA's debt to revenue ratio for the quarter that ended in Mar. 2022 was 2.75. As of today, Altice USA's Altman Z-Score is 0.52.


Competitive Comparison

For the Telecom Services subindustry, Altice USA's Financial Strength, along with its competitors' market caps and Financial Strength 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 Financial Strength Distribution

For the Telecommunication Services industry and Communication Services sector, Altice USA's Financial Strength distribution charts can be found below:

* The bar in red indicates where Altice USA's Financial Strength falls into.



Altice USA Financial Strength Calculation

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

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

1. The debt burden that the company has as measured by its Interest Coverage (current year). The higher, the better.

Note: If both Interest Expense and Interest Income are empty, while Net Interest Income is negative, then use Net Interest Income as Interest Expense.

Interest Coverage is a ratio that determines how easily a company can pay interest expenses on outstanding debt. It is calculated by dividing a company's Operating Income (EBIT) by its Interest Expense:

Altice USA's Interest Expense for the months ended in Mar. 2022 was $-303 Mil. Its Operating Income for the months ended in Mar. 2022 was $516 Mil. And its Long-Term Debt & Capital Lease Obligation for the quarter that ended in Mar. 2022 was $25,714 Mil.

Altice USA's Interest Coverage for the quarter that ended in Mar. 2022 is

Interest Coverage=-1*Operating Income (Q: Mar. 2022 )/Interest Expense (Q: Mar. 2022 )
=-1*515.849/-303.362
=1.70

The higher the ratio, the stronger the company's financial strength is.

Warning Sign:

Ben Graham prefers companies interest coverage is at least 5. Altice USA Inc interest coverage is 1.95, which is low.

2. Debt to revenue ratio. The lower, the better.

Altice USA's Debt to Revenue Ratio for the quarter that ended in Mar. 2022 is

Debt to Revenue Ratio=Total Debt (Q: Mar. 2022 ) / Revenue
=(Short-Term Debt & Capital Lease Obligation + Long-Term Debt & Capital Lease Obligation) / Revenue
=(969.413 + 25714.453) / 9687.588
=2.75

3. Altman Z-Score.

Z-Score model is an accurate forecaster of failure up to two years prior to distress. It can be considered the assessment of the distress of industrial corporations.

The zones of discrimination were as such:

When Z-Score is less than 1.81, it is in Distress Zones.
When Z-Score is greater than 2.99, it is in Safe Zones.
When Z-Score is between 1.81 and 2.99, it is in Grey Zones.

Altice USA has a Z-score of 0.52, indicating it is in Distress Zones. This implies bankrupcy possibility in the next two years.

Warning Sign:

Altman Z-score of 0.52 is in distress zone. This implies bankrupcy possibility in the next two years.

* 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.


Altice USA  (NYSE:ATUS) Financial Strength Explanation

The maximum rank is 10. Companies with rank 7 or higher will be unlikely to fall into distressed situations. Companies with rank of 3 or less are likely in financial distress.

Altice USA has the Financial Strength Rank of 3. It displays poor financial strength and is likely in financial distress. Usually this is caused by too much debt for the company.


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Altice USA Business Description

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Address
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
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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
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