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Altice USA Inc Class A ATUS

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Altice USA Continues To Post Soft Customer Metrics but Cash Flow Was Solid During Q1

Analyst Note

| Michael Hodel, CFA |

Altice USA again posted soft customer metrics during the first quarter, though management continues to expect growth to accelerate in the second half of the year as current network investments pay off. On the positive side, though, profitability and cash flow were both solid. We don’t plan to change our $36 fair value estimate and we view the shares as fairly valued.

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Altice Europe acquired privately held U.S. cable company Suddenlink in 2015 and Cablevision in 2016. Suddenlink’s networks provide television, Internet access, and phone services to roughly 3.5 million U.S. homes and businesses located primarily in smaller markets, with major clusters in Texas, West Virginia, Idaho, Arizona, and Louisiana. Cablevision provides comparable services to about 5.5 million homes and business in the New York City metro area. Altice Europe spun off Altice USA, which includes both the Suddenlink and Cablevision operations, to shareholders in 2018. Altice USA also owns News 12 Networks, which broadcasts local 24-hour news networks in New York, i24News, a news operation focused on the Middle East and Israel, and Cheddar, a news upstart.

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1 Court Square West, Long Island City
New York, NY, 11101
T +1 516 803-2300
Sector Communication Services
Industry Telecom Services
Most Recent Earnings Mar 31, 2021
Fiscal Year End Dec 31, 2021
Stock Type Slow Growth
Employees 8,900