Comcast Corporation [NASDAQ:CMCSA]: Analyst Rating and Earnings
Equities traders often pay a significant amount of attention to what top market analysts have to say about a potential stock investment. In regards to Comcast Corporation [CMCSA], the most recent average analyst recommendation we can read comes from the fiscal quarter ending in December. On average, stock market experts give CMCSA an Outperform rating. Its stock price has been found in the range of 30.67 to 43.96. This is compared to its latest closing price of $43.19.
Wall Street analysts provide their ratings on a scale of 1 to 5, and the current average score for Comcast Corporation [CMCSA] is sitting at 1.87. This is compared to 1 month ago, when its average rating was 1.87.
For the quarter ending in Mar-19 Comcast Corporation [CMCSA] generated $26.86 billion in sales. That’s 1.26% lower than the average estimate of $27.2 billion as provided by Wall Street analysts. The three indicators above suggest that on the whole, this stock is not presenting an attractive investment option, as there are too many red flags that don’t point to a high-value ROI.
Keep your eyes on this company’s next financial results, which are scheduled to be made public on Thu 25 Jul (In 69 Days).
Fundamental Analysis of Comcast Corporation [CMCSA]
Now let’s turn to look at profitability: with a current Operating Margin for Comcast Corporation [CMCSA] sitting at +20.11 and its Gross Margin at +56.92, this company’s Net Margin is now 12.30%. These measurements indicate that Comcast Corporation [CMCSA] is generating considerably more profit, after expenses are accounted for, compared to its market peers.
This company’s Return on Total Capital is 11.85, and its Return on Invested Capital has reached 8.50%. Its Return on Equity is 16.73, and its Return on Assets is 5.35. These metrics all suggest that Comcast Corporation is doing well at using the money it earns to generate returns.
Turning to investigate this organization’s capital structure, Comcast Corporation [CMCSA] has generated a Total Debt to Total Equity ratio of 156.04. Similarly, its Total Debt to Total Capital is 60.94, while its Total Debt to Total Assets stands at 44.40. Looking toward the future, this publicly-traded company’s Long-Term Debt to Equity is 149.90, and its Long-Term Debt to Total Capital is 58.54. This company is not leveraging its assets to take on debt, which stunts its growth and limits the ROI for investors.
What about valuation? This company’s Enterprise Value to EBITDA is 10.12 and its Total Debt to EBITDA Value is 3.72. The Enterprise Value to Sales for this firm is now 3.08, and its Total Debt to Enterprise Value stands at 0.42. Comcast Corporation [CMCSA] has a Price to Book Ratio of 2.15, a Price to Cash Flow Ratio of 6.50 and P/E Ratio of 16.46. These metrics all suggest that Comcast Corporation is more likely to generate a positive ROI.
Shifting the focus to workforce efficiency, Comcast Corporation [CMCSA] earns $513,625 for each employee under its payroll. Similarly, this company’s Receivables Turnover is 9.62 and its Total Asset Turnover is 0.43. This publicly-traded organization’s liquidity data is also interesting: its Quick Ratio is 0.66 and its Current Ratio is 0.79. This company is not investing its short-term assets in an optimally efficient way, making it a riskier investment.
Comcast Corporation [CMCSA] has 4.51B shares outstanding, amounting to a total market cap of $194.99B. Its stock price has been found in the range of 30.67 to 43.96. At its current price, it has moved by -1.52% from its 52-week high, and it has moved 41.16% from its 52-week low.
This stock’s Beta value is currently 1.14, which indicates that it is more volatile that the wider market. This stock’s Relative Strength Index (RSI) is at 59.31. This RSI score is good, suggesting this stock is neither overbought or oversold.
Conclusion: Is Comcast Corporation [CMCSA] a Reliable Buy?
Shares of Comcast Corporation [CMCSA], on the whole, present investors with both positive and negative signals. Wall Street analysts have mixed reviews when it comes to the 12-month price outlook, and this company’s financials show a combination of strengths and weaknesses. Based on the price performance, this investment is somewhat risky while presenting reasonable potential for ROI.