Charter Communications

F500 2019-Charter Communications
Courtesy of Charter Communications
  • Previous Rank
    74
  • Revenues ($M)
    43634.0
  • Revenue Percent Change
    4.9
  • Profits ($M)
    1230.0
  • Profits Percent Change
    -87.6
  • Assets ($M)
    146130.0
  • Employees
    98000

Charter continues to lose cable customers to cord-cutting, and its landline telephone user base is shrinking even faster. But the Connecticut-based telecom giant is flying high all the same thanks to healthy growth in its Internet business, which helped it post revenue growth of nearly 5% from the previous year. Meanwhile, the company also has a fledgling cell phone service business, Spectrum Mobile, which existing Internet customers can sign up for in a bundle. Investors like what they see: Charter’s share price is up approximately 34% in the past year, hitting an all-time high of $377 in May.

Company Info

CEOThomas M. Rutledge
CEO TitleChairman & Chief Executive Officer
SectorTelecommunications
IndustryTelecommunications
HQ LocationStamford, Conn.
Websitewww.charter.com
Years on Fortune 500 List19
Employees98,000

Key Financials (Last Fiscal Year)

Revenues ($M)$43,634
Profits ($M)$1,230
Assets ($M)$146,130
Total Stockholder Equity ($M)$36,285

Profit Ratios

Profit as % of Revenues2.8%
Profits as % of Assets0.8%
Profits as % of Stockholder Equity3.4%

Earnings Per Share (Last Fiscal Year)

Earnings Per Share ($)5
EPS % Change (from 2017)-84.7%
EPS % Change (5 year annual rate)-
EPS % Change (10 year annual rate)-

Total Return

Total Return to Investors (2018)-15.2%
Total Return to Investors (5 year, annualized)13.5%
Total Return to Investors (10 year, annualized)-