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

United States Cellular Corporation (USM): $30.78

-0.32 (-1.03%)

POWR Rating

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  • USM scores best on the Stability dimension, with a Stability rank ahead of 91.55% of US stocks.
  • USM's strongest trending metric is Quality; it's been moving down over the last 48 weeks.
  • USM ranks lowest in Growth; there it ranks in the 10th percentile.

USM Stock Summary

  • The price/operating cash flow metric for United States Cellular Corp is higher than just 8.97% 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 merely 13.72% of US stocks.
  • Shareholder yield, a measure of how much is returned to shareholders via dividends and share repurchases, for USM comes in at -38.74% -- higher than that of only 7.38% 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, CSSE, ECOL, FAMI, and TIG.
  • 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

  • Its 4 year price growth rate is now at -15.17%.
  • The 2 year net cashflow from operations growth rate now stands at 30.7%.
  • Its 5 year net cashflow from operations growth rate is now at 96.14%.
Over the past 33 months, USM's revenue has gone up $192,000,000.

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
2021-06-30 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
2020-03-31 4,019 779 143

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 17.56% of graded US stocks.
  • USM's asset turnover comes in at 0.425 -- ranking 27th of 63 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
2021-06-30 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
2020-03-31 0.488 0.559 0.039

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 $30.78 52-week high $39.96
Prev. close $31.10 52-week low $28.19
Day low $30.56 Volume 132,000
Day high $31.16 Avg. volume 165,211
50-day MA $32.71 Dividend yield N/A
200-day MA $34.21 Market Cap 2.67B

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.

Director Of United States Cellular Makes $125.96 Thousand Sale

Gregory Josefowicz, Director at United States Cellular (NYSE:USM), made a large insider sell on September 14, according to a new SEC filing. What Happened: A Form 4 filing from the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission on Tuesday showed that Josefowicz sold 4,049 shares of United States Cellular at a price of $31.11 per share. The total transaction amounted to $125,964. Following the transaction, Josefowicz still owns 17,131 shares of United States Cellular worth $525,579. United States Cellul

Yahoo | September 16, 2021

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Louis Navellier and the InvestorPlace Research Staff on InvestorPlace | September 10, 2021

Nokia (NOK) to Power U.S. Cellular's Network With 5G SA Core

Nokia (NOK) extends relationship with United States Cellular (USM) to enhance the latter's communications infrastructure on the back of 5G standalone core network.

Yahoo | September 10, 2021

7 Telecom Stocks Getting Left Behind

Telecom stocks including, T stock and VZ stock, are getting left behind as competition, massive capital costs and missteps take their toll.

Louis Navellier and the InvestorPlace Research Staff on InvestorPlace | September 9, 2021

Consumers satisfied with mobile security, yet account privacy and protection concerns remain

More than half of wireless subscribers polled were extremely or somewhat satisfied with the security offered by their mobile operators, according to a mobile security survey released by Global Wireless Solutions (GWS). Even in this heightened cyber threat environment, 57% of wireless subscribers across the big U.S. mobile operators AT&T, Verizon, and T-Mobile expressed satisfaction with the mobile security being offered. This differs from the smaller operators (Boost Mobile, Cricket, MetroPCS, US Cellular and More The post Consumers satisfied with mobile security, yet account privacy and protection concerns remain appeared first on Help Net Security .

Help Net Security | September 5, 2021

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USM Price Returns

1-mo -1.50%
3-mo -16.43%
6-mo -13.61%
1-year 4.09%
3-year -29.23%
5-year -15.97%
YTD 0.29%
2020 -15.29%
2019 -30.29%
2018 38.11%
2017 -13.93%
2016 7.13%

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