United States Cellular Corporation (USM): Price and Financial Metrics

United States Cellular Corporation (USM): $29.43

-0.32 (-1.08%)

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USM Stock Summary

  • The price/operating cash flow metric for United States Cellular Corp is higher than just 7.53% of stocks in our set with a positive cash flow.
  • The volatility of United States Cellular Corp's share price is greater than that of only 7.47% US stocks with at least 200 days of trading history.
  • Shareholder yield, a measure of how much is returned to shareholders via dividends and share repurchases, for USM comes in at -36.9% -- higher than that of just 6.83% of stocks in our set.
  • If you're looking for stocks that are quantitatively similar to United States Cellular Corp, a group of peers worth examining would be TDS, AAWW, CONN, LDL, and SRCL.
  • USM's SEC filings can be seen here. And to visit United States Cellular Corp's official web site, go to www.uscellular.com.

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USM Price/Volume Stats

Current price $29.43 52-week high $37.28
Prev. close $29.75 52-week low $23.91
Day low $29.20 Volume 205,100
Day high $29.68 Avg. volume 166,932
50-day MA $31.63 Dividend yield N/A
200-day MA $31.66 Market Cap 2.53B

United States Cellular Corporation (USM) Company Bio

United States Cellular Corporation provides wireless telecommunications services in the United States. Its wireless services include postpaid and prepaid service plans with voice, messaging, data services, smartphone messaging, and Internet services. The company was founded in 1983 and is based in Chicago, Illinois.

USM Price Forecast Based on DCF Valuation

Current PriceDCF Fair Value Target: Forecasted Gain:
$29.43$157.06 428%

Below please find a table outlining a discounted cash flow forecast for USM, in which we model out valuation assuming a variety of terminal growth rates. To summarize, we found that United States Cellular Corp ranked in the 81th percentile in terms of potential gain offered. Specifically, our DCF analysis implies the stock is trading below its fair value by an estimated 430.5%. The most interesting components of our discounted cash flow analysis for United States Cellular Corp ended up being:

  • 43% of the company's capital comes from equity, which is greater than only 13.88% of stocks in our cash flow based forecasting set.
  • United States Cellular Corp's weighted average cost of capital (WACC) is 8%; for context, that number is higher than merely 3.37% of tickers in our DCF set.
  • As a business, United States Cellular Corp experienced a tax rate of about 5% over the past twelve months; relative to its sector (Communication Services), this tax rate is higher than just 22.81% of stocks generating free cash flow.

Terminal Growth Rate in Free Cash FlowReturn Relative to Current Share Price

For other companies in the Communication Services that have a similar discounted cashflow valuation profile (and ensuing price forecasts) as USM, try CNSL, ALSK, HCHC, TDS, and RBBN.

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Latest USM News From Around the Web

Below are the latest news stories about United States Cellular Corp that investors may wish to consider to help them evaluate USM as an investment opportunity.

Verizon and AT&T dominate spectrum auction, spending combined $69 billion

Top two carriers buy licenses nationwide, outspending T-Mobile and US Cellular.

Ars Technica | February 25, 2021

TDS and UScellular present at three upcoming investor conferences

Telephone and Data Systems, Inc. [NYSE: TDS] and United States Cellular Corporation [NYSE: USM] are jointly presenting at three upcoming investor conferences detailed below.

Yahoo | February 23, 2021

United States Cellular Corporation -- Moody's assigns Ba3 to TDS's proposed preferred stock

Rating Action: Moody's assigns Ba3 to TDS's proposed preferred stockGlobal Credit Research - 23 Feb 2021New York, February 23, 2021 -- Moody's Investors Service (Moody's) has assigned a Ba3 rating to Telephone and Data Systems, Inc.'s (TDS) proposed cumulative redeemable perpetual preferred stock. TDS's speculative grade liquidity (SGL) rating is maintained at SGL-1, reflecting its very strong liquidity.

Yahoo | February 23, 2021

U.S. Cellular, TDS slide as J.P. Morgan hits sidelines on 'bleak' outlook

United States Cellular (USM -9.3%) and its parent Telephone and Data Systems (TDS -8.5%) are sharply lower today as J.P. Morgan downgrades each to Neutral, from Overweight. After some positive earnings from USM and TDS, guidance paints a "somewhat bleak view" for 2021, the firm says. An outlook for flat...

Seeking Alpha | February 22, 2021

United States Cellular Corporation (USM) Q4 2020 Earnings Call Transcript

USM earnings call for the period ending December 31, 2020.

Yahoo | February 20, 2021

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USM Price Returns

1-mo -5.61%
3-mo -6.06%
6-mo -19.37%
1-year -6.30%
3-year -26.15%
5-year -26.17%
YTD -4.11%
2020 -15.29%
2019 -30.29%
2018 38.11%
2017 -13.93%
2016 7.13%

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