Many cable television stocks have been doing extremely well recently, both on a price per share basis and on an earnings basis.
Below is a list of these stocks:
Comcast (NASDAQ:CMCSA), the largest cable company by market cap, and which also offers high-speed Internet, and phone services, is up over 30% during the last twelve months. The stock has a P/E of 30.5, a P/S of 3.22, and a PEG of 2.34. Its revenues increased 32% for the quarter ending March 31, while earnings were up over 79%. It will report its latest earnings on July 26.
Time Warner Cable, Inc. (TWC) also has a market cap of over $1 billion. It serves customers in high growth areas such as New York, North Carolina, South Carolina, Ohio, southern California, and Texas. It has a P/E of 19.6, a P/S of 2.95, and a PEG of 1.81.
Viacom, Inc. (VIA-B), offers cable television program services through MTV Networks, VH1, Country Music Television, Logo, Nickelodeon, Nick at Nite, COMEDY CENTRAL, Spike TV, TV Land, and BET. It has a P/E of 20, a P/S of 2.44, and a PEG of 1.33.
British Sky Broadcasting Group plc (BSY), is a U.K. company that distributes television broadcast services to customers in the Great Britain, and Ireland. The stock yields 1.8%, and has paid dividends since 1995. It has a P/E of 24.9.
Liberty Global Inc. (NASDAQ:LBTYA), provides cable television, video, voice, and Internet access services in Europe, Japan, and South America. It has a P/E of 59.8, and a P/S of 2.36.
Cablevision Systems Corp. (NYSE:CVC), provides basic video, interactive digital video, high-speed data, voice over Internet protocol [VoIP], and residential telephone services. It also owns Madison Square Garden. It has a forward P/E of 49.6, a P/S of 1.8, and a PEG of 37.
Shaw Communications, Inc. (NYSE:SJR), is a Calgary, Canada-based company that pays a yield of 2.3%, and has paid dividends since 1998. It has a P/E of 21, and a PEG of 0.92.
Discovery Holding Co. (NASDAQ:DISCA), owns a 50% interest in Discovery Communications, Inc., which operates channels, and provides original and purchased television programming around the world. It has a forward P/E of 58.4, and a PEG of 2.09.
Charter Communications Inc. (NASDAQ:CHTR), provides video programming, high-speed Internet access, broadband cable services, high definition TV services, and telephone services. It has had negative earnings, and its P/S is 0.33.
Disclosure: The author does not currently own any of the above stocks.