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About Charter Communications Inc.
Charter Communications, Inc. operates as a broadband communications company in the United States. The company provides cable services by offering various entertainment, information, and communications solutions to residential and commercial customers in 27 states.
The companys infrastructure consists of a hybrid of fiber and coaxial cable plant passing approximately 11.9 million homes, through which it offers its residential and commercial customers traditional video cable programming, high-speed Internet access, advanced broadband cable services (such as high definition television, OnDemand (OnDemand) video programming and digital video recorder (DVR) service) and telephone service.
As of December 31, 2009, the company served approximately 5.3 million customers. It served approximately 4.8 million video customers and 3.1 million high-speed Internet customers, and provided telephone service to approximately 1.6 million customers. The company sells its cable video programming, high-speed Internet, and telephone services primarily on a subscription basis. Through Charter Business, the company provides broadband communications solutions to business organizations, such as business-to-business Internet access, data networking, fiber connectivity to cellular towers, video and music entertainment services, and business telephone. As of December 31, 2009, the company served approximately 224,300 business customers, including small- and medium-sized commercial customers.
Products and Services
Basic Video: The company's video customers receive a package of basic programming which generally consists of local broadcast television, local community programming, including governmental and public access, and limited satellite-delivered or non-broadcast channels, such as weather, shopping, and religious programming. The companys basic channel line-up generally has between 9 and 35 channels.
Expanded Basic Video: This expanded programming level includes a package of satellite-delivered or non-broadcast channels and generally has between 20 and 60 channels in addition to the basic channel line-up.
Digital Video: The company offers digital video services, including a digital set-top box, an interactive electronic programming guide with parental controls, a menu of pay-per-view channels, including OnDemand (available everywhere), digital quality music channels and the option to also receive a cable card. In addition to video programming, digital video service enables customers to receive its advanced broadband services, such as OnDemand, DVRs, and high definition television. Charter also offers its digital sports tier in combination with premium sports content on charter.net.
Premium Channels: These channels provide original programming, commercial-free movies, sports, and other special event entertainment programming.
Pay-Per-View: These channels allow customers to pay on a per event basis to view a single showing of a newly released movie, a one-time special sporting event, music concert, or similar event on a commercial-free basis.
OnDemand and Subscription OnDemand: OnDemand service allows customers to select from various movies and other programming at any time. It also offers subscription OnDemand for a monthly fee or included in a digital tier premium channel subscription.
High Definition Television: High definition television offers its digital customers certain video programming at a higher resolution to improve picture quality versus standard basic or digital video images.
Digital Video Recorder: DVR service enables customers to digitally record programming and to pause and rewind live programming.
High-Speed Internet Services
The company offers various tiers of high-speed Internet services with speeds ranging up to 60 megabytes per second download speed to its residential customers via cable modems attached to personal computers. The company also offers home networking gateways to these customers, which permit customers to connect up to five computers in their home to the Internet simultaneously.
The company provides voice communications services primarily using VoIP technology to transmit digital voice signals over its systems. Charter Telephone includes unlimited nationwide and in-state calling, voicemail, call waiting, caller ID, call forwarding, and other features. Charter Telephone also provides international calling either by the minute or in a package of 250 minutes per month.
Commercial services, offered through Charter Business, include scalable broadband communications solutions for business organizations, such as business-to-business Internet access, data networking, video and music entertainment services, and business telephone.
Sale of Advertising
The company also involves in the sale of local advertising on satellite-delivered networks, such as MTV, CNN, and ESPN. In any particular market, the company generally inserts local advertising on up to 40 channels. The company also provides cross-channel advertising to programmers.
The companys competitors are Verizon Communications, Inc. and AT&T Inc.
Charter Communications, Inc. was founded in 1999.
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1. CHARTER COMMUNICATIONS 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. CHARTER COMMUNICATIONS 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. CHARTER COMMUNICATIONS INC. SWOT ANALYSIS
4. CHARTER COMMUNICATIONS 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. CHARTER COMMUNICATIONS INC. COMPETITORS AND INDUSTRY ANALYSIS
5.1. Charter Communications Inc. Direct Competitors
5.2. Comparison of Charter Communications Inc. and Direct Competitors Financial Ratios
5.3. Comparison of Charter Communications Inc. and Direct Competitors Stock Charts
5.4. Charter Communications Inc. Industry Analysis
5.4.1. Media Industry Snapshot
5.4.2. Charter Communications Inc. Industry Position Analysis
6. CHARTER COMMUNICATIONS INC. NEWS & EVENTS
6.1. News & PR Activity Analysis
6.2. IR Corporate News
6.3. Marketing News
6.4. Corporate Events
7. CHARTER COMMUNICATIONS INC. EXPERTS REVIEW1
7.1. Experts Opinion
7.2. Experts Estimates
8. CHARTER COMMUNICATIONS 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. CHARTER COMMUNICATIONS INC. IFE, EFE, IE MATRICES2
10.1. Internal Factor Evaluation Matrix
10.2. External Factor Evaluation Matrix
10.3. Internal External Matrix
11. CHARTER COMMUNICATIONS INC. PORTER FIVE FORCES ANALYSIS2
12. CHARTER COMMUNICATIONS INC. VRIO ANALYSIS2
APPENDIX: RATIO DEFINITIONS
LIST OF TABLES
Charter Communications Inc. Key Facts
Income Statement Key Figures
Balance Sheet Key Figures
Cash Flow Statement Key Figures
Financial Performance Abbreviation Guide
Charter Communications Inc. Key Executives
Key Executives Biographies1
Key Executives Compensations1
Charter Communications Inc. Major Shareholders
Charter Communications Inc. History
Charter Communications Inc. Products
Revenues by Segment
Revenues by Region
Charter Communications Inc. Offices and Representations
Charter Communications 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
Charter Communications Inc. Profitability Ratios
Margin Analysis Ratios
Asset Turnover Ratios
Long-Term Solvency Ratios
Financial Ratios Growth Over Prior Year
Charter Communications Inc. Capital Market Snapshot
Charter Communications 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
Media Industry Statistics
Charter Communications 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
Charter Communications 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
Charter Communications 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
Charter Communications Inc. 1-year Stock Charts
Charter Communications Inc. 5-year Stock Charts
Charter Communications Inc. vs. Main Indexes 1-year Stock Chart
Charter Communications Inc. vs. Direct Competitors 1-year Stock Charts
Charter Communications 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?