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Short-term (Operating) Activity Analysis

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Ratios (Summary)

Charter Communications Inc., short-term (operating) activity ratios

 
Dec 31, 2017 Dec 31, 2016 Dec 31, 2015 Dec 31, 2014 Dec 31, 2013
Turnover Ratios
Receivables turnover
Payables turnover
Working capital turnover
Average No. of Days
Add: Average receivable collection period
Less: Average payables payment period

Source: Based on data from Charter Communications Inc. Annual Reports

Ratio Description The company
Receivables turnover An activity ratio equal to revenue divided by receivables. Charter Communications Inc.'s receivables turnover deteriorated from 2015 to 2016 but then slightly improved from 2016 to 2017.
Payables turnover An activity ratio calculated as cost of goods sold divided by payables. Charter Communications Inc.'s payables turnover declined from 2015 to 2016 and from 2016 to 2017.
Working capital turnover An activity ratio calculated as revenue divided by working capital.
Average receivable collection period An activity ratio equal to the number of days in the period divided by receivables turnover.
Average payables payment period An estimate of the average number of days it takes a company to pay its suppliers; equal to the number of days in the period divided by payables turnover ratio for the period. Charter Communications Inc.'s average payables payment period increased from 2015 to 2016 and from 2016 to 2017.

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Receivables Turnover

Charter Communications Inc., receivables turnover calculation, comparison to benchmarks

 
Dec 31, 2017 Dec 31, 2016 Dec 31, 2015 Dec 31, 2014 Dec 31, 2013
Selected Financial Data (USD $ in millions)
Revenues
Accounts receivable, less allowance for doubtful accounts
Ratio
Receivables turnover1
Benchmarks
Receivables Turnover, Competitors
Comcast Corp.
Time Warner Inc.
Twenty-First Century Fox Inc.
Walt Disney Co.
Receivables Turnover, Sector
Media
Receivables Turnover, Industry
Consumer Services

Source: Based on data from Charter Communications Inc. Annual Reports

2017 Calculations

1 Receivables turnover = Revenues ÷ Accounts receivable, less allowance for doubtful accounts
= ÷ =

Ratio Description The company
Receivables turnover An activity ratio equal to revenue divided by receivables. Charter Communications Inc.'s receivables turnover deteriorated from 2015 to 2016 but then slightly improved from 2016 to 2017.

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Payables Turnover

Charter Communications Inc., payables turnover calculation, comparison to benchmarks

 
Dec 31, 2017 Dec 31, 2016 Dec 31, 2015 Dec 31, 2014 Dec 31, 2013
Selected Financial Data (USD $ in millions)
Operating costs and expenses
Accounts payable, trade
Ratio
Payables turnover1
Benchmarks
Payables Turnover, Competitors
Comcast Corp.
Time Warner Inc.
Twenty-First Century Fox Inc.
Walt Disney Co.
Payables Turnover, Sector
Media
Payables Turnover, Industry
Consumer Services

Source: Based on data from Charter Communications Inc. Annual Reports

2017 Calculations

1 Payables turnover = Operating costs and expenses ÷ Accounts payable, trade
= ÷ =

Ratio Description The company
Payables turnover An activity ratio calculated as cost of goods sold divided by payables. Charter Communications Inc.'s payables turnover declined from 2015 to 2016 and from 2016 to 2017.

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Working Capital Turnover

Charter Communications Inc., working capital turnover calculation, comparison to benchmarks

 
Dec 31, 2017 Dec 31, 2016 Dec 31, 2015 Dec 31, 2014 Dec 31, 2013
Selected Financial Data (USD $ in millions)
Current assets
Less: Current liabilities
Working capital
Revenues
Ratio
Working capital turnover1
Benchmarks
Working Capital Turnover, Competitors
Comcast Corp.
Time Warner Inc.
Twenty-First Century Fox Inc.
Walt Disney Co.
Working Capital Turnover, Sector
Media
Working Capital Turnover, Industry
Consumer Services

Source: Based on data from Charter Communications Inc. Annual Reports

2017 Calculations

1 Working capital turnover = Revenues ÷ Working capital
= ÷ =

Ratio Description The company
Working capital turnover An activity ratio calculated as revenue divided by working capital.

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Average Receivable Collection Period

Charter Communications Inc., average receivable collection period calculation, comparison to benchmarks

 
Dec 31, 2017 Dec 31, 2016 Dec 31, 2015 Dec 31, 2014 Dec 31, 2013
Selected Financial Data
Receivables turnover
Ratio (no. of days)
Average receivable collection period1
Benchmarks (no. of days)
Average Receivable Collection Period, Competitors
Comcast Corp.
Time Warner Inc.
Twenty-First Century Fox Inc.
Walt Disney Co.
Average Receivable Collection Period, Sector
Media
Average Receivable Collection Period, Industry
Consumer Services

Source: Based on data from Charter Communications Inc. Annual Reports

2017 Calculations

1 Average receivable collection period = 365 ÷ Receivables turnover
= 365 ÷ =

Ratio Description The company
Average receivable collection period An activity ratio equal to the number of days in the period divided by receivables turnover.

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Average Payables Payment Period

Charter Communications Inc., average payables payment period calculation, comparison to benchmarks

 
Dec 31, 2017 Dec 31, 2016 Dec 31, 2015 Dec 31, 2014 Dec 31, 2013
Selected Financial Data
Payables turnover
Ratio (no. of days)
Average payables payment period1
Benchmarks (no. of days)
Average Payables Payment Period, Competitors
Comcast Corp.
Time Warner Inc.
Twenty-First Century Fox Inc.
Walt Disney Co.
Average Payables Payment Period, Sector
Media
Average Payables Payment Period, Industry
Consumer Services

Source: Based on data from Charter Communications Inc. Annual Reports

2017 Calculations

1 Average payables payment period = 365 ÷ Payables turnover
= 365 ÷ =

Ratio Description The company
Average payables payment period An estimate of the average number of days it takes a company to pay its suppliers; equal to the number of days in the period divided by payables turnover ratio for the period. Charter Communications Inc.'s average payables payment period increased from 2015 to 2016 and from 2016 to 2017.

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