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About Consolidated Communications Holdings Inc.
Consolidated Communications Holdings, Inc., a rural local exchange carrier (RLEC), provides communications services to residential and business customers in Illinois, Texas and Pennsylvania.
The company had 247,235 local access lines, an estimated 72,681 Competitive Local Exchange Carrier (CLEC) access line equivalents, 100,122 digital subscriber lines (DSL) and 23,127 Internet Protocol digital television (IPTV) subscribers, as of December 31, 2009.
The company offers a range of telecommunications services, including local and long-distance service, digital telephone service (VOIP), custom calling features, private line services, dial-up and high-speed broadband Internet access, IPTV, carrier access services, network capacity services over its regional fiber optic network, directory publishing and CLEC calling services. The company also operates non-core complementary businesses, including providing telephone services to county jails and state prisons and equipment sales.
The company has two business segments, Telephone Operations and Other Operations.
Telephone Operations segment consists of local calling services, network access services, subsidies, long-distance services, data and Internet services (including DSL, IPTV and VOIP), and other services.
Local calling services
These services include dial tone and other basic services. Custom calling features include caller name and number identification, call forwarding, and call waiting. Value-added services include teleconferencing and voice mail.
The company offers private lines that provide direct connections between two or more local locationsprimarily to business customers. In Pennsylvania and Texas markets, the company offers small- and medium-sized businesses a hosted VOIP package, which utilizes its current switch and allows the customer the flexibility of utilizing new telephone technology and features without investing in a new telephone system to get the features. The package bundles local service, calling features, IP business telephones, and unified messaging, which integrates multiple messaging technologies into a single system, such as allowing the customer to receive and listen to voice messages through email. The company also offers a similar product to residential customers in Texas, Pennsylvania and Illinois.
Network access services
These services allow customers to make or receive calls in the companys service area. The company records the details of long-distance and switched access calls through its carrier access billing system and bills the applicable carriers on a monthly basis.
Long-distance services enable customers to make calls that terminate outside their local calling area. The company offers a variety of long-distance plans, including an unlimited calling plan, and offers a combination of subscription and usage fees.
Data and Internet services
Data and Internet services include non-local private lines (typically inter-city) and providing access to the Internet and IPTV. The company also offers a variety of data connectivity services, including Asynchronous Transfer Mode and gigabit Ethernet products and frame relay networks. In Pennsylvania markets, the company also provides virtual hosting services, collocation services and e-commerce enabling technologies.
Other services include telephone directory publishing, wholesale transport services on fiber-optic network in Texas, billing and collection services, inside wiring service, and maintenance.
Wireless partnerships include the companys limited partnership interests in Boulevard Communications, a competitive access provider, and five cellular partnerships: GTE Mobilnet of South Texas, GTE Mobilnet of Texas RSA #17, Pittsburgh SMSA, Pennsylvania RSA 6(I), and Pennsylvania RSA 6(II).
The company owns 2.34% of GTE Mobilnet of South Texas Limited Partnership (Mobilnet South Partnership). The principal activity of the Mobilnet South Partnership is providing cellular service in the Houston, Galveston, and Beaumont, Texas metropolitan areas.
The company owns 17.02% of GTE Mobilnet of Texas RSA #17, which serves areas in and around Conroe, Texas. It owns 3.6% of Pittsburgh SMSA, 16.6725% of Pennsylvania RSA 6(I), and 23.67% of Pennsylvania RSA 6(II) wireless partnerships, all of which are majority owned and operated by Verizon Wireless.
Boulevard Communications, L.L.P. is a Pennsylvania limited liability partnership equally owned by the company and a company in the Armstrong Holdings, Inc. group of companies. Boulevard provides point-to-point data services to businesses in western Pennsylvania, including access to ISPs, connections to inter-exchange carriers, and high-speed data transmission.
Customers and Markets
The companys Illinois local telephone markets consist of 35 geographically contiguous exchanges serving predominantly small towns and rural areas. It covers an area of approximately 2,681 square miles, primarily in five central Illinois counties: Coles, Christian, Montgomery, Effingham, and Shelby. The company provides basic telephone services in this territory, with 63,866 local access lines, or 23.8 lines per square mile, as of December 31, 2009. Its 21 exchanges in Texas serve three principal geographic marketsLufkin, Conroe, and Katyin an approximately 2,054 square mile area. The company provides basic telephone services in this territory, with 128,591 local access lines, or approximately 62.6 lines per square mile, as of December 31, 2009. Its Texas business customers are predominately manufacturing and retail industries.
The Pennsylvania ILEC territory covers 285 square miles and serves portions of Allegheny, Armstrong, Butler, and Westmorland Counties in western Pennsylvania.
The company competes with Mediacom, NewWave Communications, Suddenlink, Comcast, and Armstrong.
Consolidated Communications Holdings, Inc. was founded in 1894.
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1. CONSOLIDATED COMMUNICATIONS HOLDINGS INC. COMPANY PROFILE
1.1. Key facts
1.2. Financial Performance
1.3. Key Executives
1.4. Ownership and Major Holders
1.5. Company History
2. CONSOLIDATED COMMUNICATIONS HOLDINGS INC. BUSINESS OVERVIEW
2.1. Business Description
2.2. Major Products and Services
2.3. Markets and Sales Activities
2.4. Locations, Subsidiaries, Operating Units
3. CONSOLIDATED COMMUNICATIONS HOLDINGS INC. SWOT ANALYSIS
4. CONSOLIDATED COMMUNICATIONS HOLDINGS INC. FINANCIAL ANALYSIS
4.1. Financial Statements
4.1.1. Income Statement
4.1.2. Balance Sheet
4.1.3. Cash Flow
4.2. Financial Ratios
4.2.2. Margin Analysis
4.2.3. Asset Turnover
4.2.4. Credit Ratios
4.2.5. Long-Term Solvency
4.2.6. Growth Over Prior Year
4.2.7. Financial Ratios Charts
4.3. Stock Market Snapshot
5. CONSOLIDATED COMMUNICATIONS HOLDINGS INC. COMPETITORS AND INDUSTRY ANALYSIS
5.1. Consolidated Communications Holdings Inc. Direct Competitors
5.2. Comparison of Consolidated Communications Holdings Inc. and Direct Competitors Financial Ratios
5.3. Comparison of Consolidated Communications Holdings Inc. and Direct Competitors Stock Charts
5.4. Consolidated Communications Holdings Inc. Industry Analysis
5.4.1. Communication Services Industry Snapshot
5.4.2. Consolidated Communications Holdings Inc. Industry Position Analysis
6. CONSOLIDATED COMMUNICATIONS HOLDINGS INC. NEWS & EVENTS
6.1. News & PR Activity Analysis
6.2. IR Corporate News
6.3. Marketing News
6.4. Corporate Events
7. CONSOLIDATED COMMUNICATIONS HOLDINGS INC. EXPERTS REVIEW1
7.1. Experts Opinion
7.2. Experts Estimates
8. CONSOLIDATED COMMUNICATIONS HOLDINGS INC. ENHANCED SWOT ANALYSIS2
9. UNITED STATES PESTEL ANALYSIS2
9.1. Political Factors
9.2. Economic Factors
9.3. Social Factors
9.4. Technological Factors
9.5. Environmental Factors
9.6. Legal Factors
10. CONSOLIDATED COMMUNICATIONS HOLDINGS INC. IFE, EFE, IE MATRICES2
10.1. Internal Factor Evaluation Matrix
10.2. External Factor Evaluation Matrix
10.3. Internal External Matrix
11. CONSOLIDATED COMMUNICATIONS HOLDINGS INC. PORTER FIVE FORCES ANALYSIS2
12. CONSOLIDATED COMMUNICATIONS HOLDINGS INC. VRIO ANALYSIS2
APPENDIX: RATIO DEFINITIONS
LIST OF TABLES
Consolidated Communications Holdings Inc. Key Facts
Income Statement Key Figures
Balance Sheet Key Figures
Cash Flow Statement Key Figures
Financial Performance Abbreviation Guide
Consolidated Communications Holdings Inc. Key Executives
Key Executives Biographies1
Key Executives Compensations1
Consolidated Communications Holdings Inc. Major Shareholders
Consolidated Communications Holdings Inc. History
Consolidated Communications Holdings Inc. Products
Revenues by Segment
Revenues by Region
Consolidated Communications Holdings Inc. Offices and Representations
Consolidated Communications Holdings Inc. SWOT Analysis
Yearly Income Statement Including Trends
Income Statement Latest 4 Quarters Including Trends
Yearly Balance Sheet Including Trends
Balance Sheet Latest 4 Quarters Including Trends
Yearly Cash Flow Including Trends
Cash Flow Latest 4 Quarters Including Trends
Consolidated Communications Holdings Inc. Profitability Ratios
Margin Analysis Ratios
Asset Turnover Ratios
Long-Term Solvency Ratios
Financial Ratios Growth Over Prior Year
Consolidated Communications Holdings Inc. Capital Market Snapshot
Consolidated Communications Holdings Inc. Direct Competitors Key Facts
Direct Competitors Profitability Ratios
Direct Competitors Margin Analysis Ratios
Direct Competitors Asset Turnover Ratios
Direct Competitors Credit Ratios
Direct Competitors Long-Term Solvency Ratios
Communication Services Industry Statistics
Consolidated Communications Holdings Inc. Industry Position
Company vs. Industry Income Statement Analysis
Company vs. Industry Balance Sheet Analysis
Company vs. Industry Cash Flow Analysis
Company vs. Industry Ratios Comparison
Consolidated Communications Holdings Inc. Consensus Recommendations1
Analyst Recommendation Summary1
Price Target Summary1
Experts Recommendation Trends1
Revenue Estimates Analysis1
Earnings Estimates Analysis1
Revenue Estimates Trend1
Earnings Estimates Trend1
LIST OF FIGURES
Consolidated Communications Holdings Inc. Annual Revenues in Comparison with Cost of Goods Sold and Gross Profit
Profit Margin Chart
Operating Margin Chart
Return on Equity (ROE) Chart
Return on Assets (ROA) Chart
Debt to Equity Chart
Current Ratio Chart
Consolidated Communications Holdings Inc. 1-year Stock Charts
Consolidated Communications Holdings Inc. 5-year Stock Charts
Consolidated Communications Holdings Inc. vs. Main Indexes 1-year Stock Chart
Consolidated Communications Holdings Inc. vs. Direct Competitors 1-year Stock Charts
Consolidated Communications Holdings Inc. Article Density Chart
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SWOT, which stands for Strengths, Weaknesses, Opportunities and Threats, is an analytical framework that identifies the internal and external factors that are favorable and unfavorable for a company.
Enhanced SWOT Analysis
Enhanced SWOT is a 3×3 grid that arranges strengths, weaknesses, opportunities and threats into one scheme:
- How to use the strengths to take advantage of the opportunities?
- How to use the strengths to reduce likelihood and impact of the threats?
- How to overcome the weaknesses that obstruct taking advantage of the opportunities?
- How to overcome the weaknesses that can make the threats a reality?
Upon answering these questions a company can develop a project plan to improve its business performance.
PESTEL (also termed as PESTLE) is an ideal tool to strategically analyze what influence different outside factors – political, economic, sociocultural, technological, environmental and legal – exert on a business to later chart its long term targets.
Being part of the external analysis when carrying out a strategic assessment or performing a market study, PESTEL gives an overview of diverse macro-environmental factors that any company should thoughtfully consider. By perceiving these outside environments, businesses can maximally benefit from the opportunities while minimizing the threats to the organization.
Key Factors Examined by PESTEL Analysis:
- Political – What opportunities and pressures are brought by political bodies and what is the degree of public regulations’ impact on the business?
- Economic – What economic policies, trends and structures are expected to affect the organization, what is this influence’s degree?
- Sociological – What cultural and societal aspects will work upon the demand for the business’s products and operations?
- Technological – What impact do the technological aspects, innovations, incentives and barriers have on the organization?
- Environmental – What environmental and ecological facets, both locally and farther afield, are likely to predetermine the business?
- Legal – What laws and legislation will exert influence on the style the business is carried out?
IFE, EFE, IE Matrices
The Internal Factor Evaluation matrix (IFE matrix) is a strategic management tool helping audit or evaluate major weaknesses and strengths in a business’s functional areas. In addition, IFE matrix serves as a basis for identifying and assessing relationships amongst those areas. The IFE matrix is utilised in strategy formulation.
The External Factor Evaluation matrix (EFE matrix) is a tool of strategic management that is typically utilised to assess current market conditions. It is an ideal instrument for visualising and prioritising the threats and opportunities a firm is facing.
The essential difference between the above mentioned matrices lies in the type of factors incorporated in the model; whilst the latter is engaged in internal factors, the former deals exceptionally with external factors – those exposed to social, political, economic, legal, etc. external forces.
Being a continuation of the EFE matrix and IFE matrix models, the Internal External matrix (IE matrix) rests upon an investigation of external and internal business factors integrated into one suggestive model.
Porter Five Forces Analysis
The Porter’s five forces analysis studies the industry of operation and helps the company find new sources of competitive advantage. The analysis surveys an industry through five major questions:
- What composes a threat of substitute products and services?
- Is there a threat of new competitors entering the market?
- What is the intensity of competitive rivalry?
- How big is the bargaining power of buyers?
- How significant is the bargaining power of suppliers?
VRIO stands for Value, Rarity, Imitability, Organization. This analysis helps to evaluate all company’s resources and capabilities and bring them together into one aggregate table that includes:
- Tangible resources
- Intangible resources
- Innovation and Creativity
- Organizational capabilities
The result of the analysis gives a clear picture of company’s competitive and economic implications, answering the questions if the resources mentioned above are:
- Costly to imitate?
- Organized properly?