Based on the aggregated intelligence of 180,000-plus investors participating in Motley Fool CAPS, the Fool's free investing community, cable TV provider Charter Communications (Nasdaq: CHTR ) has received the dreaded one-star ranking.
With that in mind, let's take a closer look at Charter's business and see what CAPS investors are saying about the stock right now.
||St. Louis (1999)
||Cable and satellite
||CEO Thomas Rutledge (since February 2012)
CFO Christopher Winfrey (since November 2011)
|Return on Equity (average, past 3 years)
||$5.0 million / $12.9 billion
Time Warner Cable
Sources: S&P Capital IQ and Motley Fool CAPS.
On CAPS, 58% of the 12 members who have rated Charter believe the stock will underperform the S&P 500 going forward.
Just last week, one of those Fools, All-Star jwray01, succinctly summed up the Charter bear case for our community:
Consistently losing money, book value is ~0, and tangible book is around negative 8B. It's headed for yet another bankruptcy. Cable is obsolete and more and more people are cutting the cord, while the valuation of this stock is still in a bubble.
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