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

United States Cellular Corporation (USM): $30.48

-0.55 (-1.77%)

POWR Rating

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  • USM scores best on the Stability dimension, with a Stability rank ahead of 94.85% of US stocks.
  • USM's strongest trending metric is Growth; it's been moving up over the last 160 days.
  • USM ranks lowest in Growth; there it ranks in the 18th percentile.

USM Stock Summary

  • The price/operating cash flow metric for United States Cellular Corp is higher than just 8.47% of stocks in our set with a positive cash flow.
  • USM's price/sales ratio is 0.65; that's higher than the P/S ratio of only 14.07% of US stocks.
  • Shareholder yield, a measure of how much is returned to shareholders via dividends and share repurchases, for USM comes in at -15.85% -- higher than that of merely 19.69% of stocks in our set.
  • Stocks with similar financial metrics, market capitalization, and price volatility to United States Cellular Corp are TDS, SKYW, BSRR, FBNC, and FULT.
  • Visit USM's SEC page to see the company's official filings. To visit the company's 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

    The 5 year revenue growth rate now stands at 0.55%.
  • Its year over year net income to common stockholders growth rate is now at 52.45%.
  • The 4 year price growth rate now stands at -15.17%.
USM's revenue has moved up $159,000,000 over the prior 33 months.

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
2021-09-30 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
2020-06-30 4,019 940 180

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 $30.48 52-week high $39.96
Prev. close $31.03 52-week low $28.53
Day low $30.24 Volume 76,400
Day high $31.25 Avg. volume 72,825
50-day MA $31.53 Dividend yield N/A
200-day MA $33.79 Market Cap 2.63B

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.

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Yahoo | January 13, 2022

Nokia (NOK) to Deploy Optical Backbone for WINDTRE in Italy

Nokia's (NOK) solution will help WINDTRE provide next-generation broadband services to consumer and business customers.

Yahoo | January 13, 2022

United States Cellular (NYSE:USM) investors are sitting on a loss of 44% if they invested three years ago

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Yahoo | January 11, 2022

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USM Price Returns

1-mo -3.45%
3-mo -3.88%
6-mo -17.42%
1-year -10.62%
3-year -47.03%
5-year -31.52%
YTD -3.30%
2021 2.70%
2020 -15.29%
2019 -30.29%
2018 38.11%
2017 -13.93%

Continue Researching USM

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United States Cellular Corp (USM) Stock Price | Nasdaq
United States Cellular Corp (USM) Stock Quote, History and News - Yahoo Finance
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