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

United States Cellular Corporation (USM): $29.40

0.44 (+1.52%)

POWR Rating

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  • USM scores best on the Stability dimension, with a Stability rank ahead of 95.18% of US stocks.
  • USM's strongest trending metric is Momentum; it's been moving up over the last 179 days.
  • USM ranks lowest in Quality; there it ranks in the 21st percentile.

USM Stock Summary

  • United States Cellular Corp's stock had its IPO on March 17, 1992, making it an older stock than 80.49% of US equities in our set.
  • Price to trailing twelve month operating cash flow for USM is currently 3.27, higher than only 10.6% of US stocks with positive operating cash flow.
  • USM's price/sales ratio is 0.64; that's higher than the P/S ratio of merely 15.03% of US stocks.
  • If you're looking for stocks that are quantitatively similar to United States Cellular Corp, a group of peers worth examining would be TRMK, VSTA, LARK, SKYW, and AMWD.
  • USM's SEC filings can be seen here. And to visit United States Cellular Corp's official web site, go to www.uscellular.com.

USM Valuation Summary

  • In comparison to the median Communication Services stock, USM's price/sales ratio is 75% lower, now standing at 0.7.
  • Over the past 243 months, USM's EV/EBIT ratio has gone up 4.
  • USM's EV/EBIT ratio has moved up 4 over the prior 243 months.

Below are key valuation metrics over time for USM.

Stock Date P/S P/B P/E EV/EBIT
USM 2021-09-03 0.7 0.6 15.2 16.7
USM 2021-09-02 0.7 0.6 15.3 16.7
USM 2021-09-01 0.7 0.6 15.1 16.6
USM 2021-08-31 0.7 0.6 15.0 16.6
USM 2021-08-30 0.7 0.6 15.0 16.6
USM 2021-08-27 0.7 0.6 15.0 16.6

USM Growth Metrics

    Its 3 year net cashflow from operations growth rate is now at 74.65%.
  • The year over year price growth rate now stands at 16.49%.
  • The 3 year cash and equivalents growth rate now stands at -16.06%.
Over the past 52 months, USM's revenue has gone up $269,000,000.

The table below shows USM's growth in key financial areas (numbers in millions of US dollars).

Date Revenue Operating Cash Flow Net Income to Common Stock
2021-12-31 4,122 802 155
2021-09-30 4,126 954 134
2021-06-30 4,137 908 185
2021-03-31 4,096 1,019 218
2020-12-31 4,037 1,237 229
2020-09-30 4,015 987 242

USM's Quality Factors

The “Quality” component of the POWR Ratings focuses on 31 different factors of a companies fundamentals and operational strength. Here are some key insights as we drill into the specifics of these quality attributes.
  • USM has a Quality Grade of D, ranking ahead of 16.43% of graded US stocks.
  • USM's asset turnover comes in at 0.414 -- ranking 30th of 64 Communication stocks.
  • TDS, VZ, and CXDO are the stocks whose asset turnover ratios are most correlated with USM.

The table below shows USM's key quality metrics over time.

Period Asset Turnover Gross Margin ROIC
2021-09-30 0.414 0.540 0.040
2021-06-30 0.425 0.540 0.044
2021-03-31 0.437 0.547 0.047
2020-12-31 0.453 0.556 0.046
2020-09-30 0.471 0.561 0.047
2020-06-30 0.484 0.560 0.042

USM Price Target

For more insight on analysts targets of USM, see our USM price target page. And for a list of of all stocks sorted by upside potential based on analyst target price, see our Top Price Target page.

Average Price Target $41.00 Average Broker Recommendation 1.5 (Moderate Buy)

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USM Price/Volume Stats

Current price $29.40 52-week high $38.05
Prev. close $28.96 52-week low $25.44
Day low $28.89 Volume 101,600
Day high $29.43 Avg. volume 107,752
50-day MA $29.62 Dividend yield N/A
200-day MA $30.62 Market Cap 2.52B

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.

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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.

United States Cellular (USM) Q4 2021 Earnings Call Transcript

USM earnings call for the period ending December 31, 2021.

The Motley Fool | February 18, 2022

U.S. Cellular (USM) Beats Earnings & Revenue Estimates in Q4

U.S. Cellular's (USM) fourth-quarter 2021 results reflect growth in retail service revenues.

Yahoo | February 18, 2022

UScellular reports fourth quarter and full year 2021 results

CHICAGO, Feb. 17, 2022 /PRNewswire/ -- As previously announced, UScellular will hold a teleconference on February 18, 2022 at 9:00 a.m. CST. Listen to the call live via the Events & Presentations page of investors.uscellular.com. United States Cellular Corporation (NYSE: USM) reported…

PR Newswire | February 17, 2022

United States Cellular GAAP EPS of $0.11 misses by $0.03, revenue of $1.37B beats by $300M

United States Cellular press release (USM): Q4 GAAP EPS of $0.11 misses by $0.03.Revenue of $1.37B (+28.0% Y/Y) beats by $300M.

Seeking Alpha | February 17, 2022

United States Cellular (USM) Q4 Earnings and Revenues Beat Estimates

U.S. Cellular (USM) delivered earnings and revenue surprises of 82.35% and 0.75%, respectively, for the quarter ended December 2021. Do the numbers hold clues to what lies ahead for the stock?

Yahoo | February 17, 2022

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USM Price Returns

1-mo -1.64%
3-mo -5.47%
6-mo -7.81%
1-year N/A
3-year -37.50%
5-year -21.73%
YTD -6.73%
2021 2.70%
2020 -15.29%
2019 -30.29%
2018 38.11%
2017 -13.93%

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