Charter Communications, Inc. (CHTR:NSD) recently posted its Q4 earnings results and they were mixed. The company reported earnings that fell short of expectations but revenue that matched estimates. Despite the mixed results, Charter has announced its intention to slightly increase its capital expenditures for 2023.
The telecommunications giant’s Q4 earnings per share came in at $1.19, missing the consensus estimate of $1.21. On the other hand, revenue for the quarter was $12.48 billion, in line with the forecasted $12.47 billion.
Despite the mixed results, Charter’s management remains optimistic about the company’s future. The company has plans to increase its capital expenditures in 2023, although the exact amount has not been disclosed. This increase in capital expenditures is expected to improve Charter’s infrastructure, which in turn should benefit both the company and its customers.
Charter’s CEO, Tom Rutledge, commented on the results and the company’s future plans. “We are pleased with the results of our fourth quarter and full year, as we continue to execute our long-term growth strategy,” he said. “We remain focused on improving the customer experience and investing in our network to better serve our customers, and we are committed to making the investments necessary to drive growth and value for shareholders.”
Overall, the mixed results from Charter’s Q4 earnings report have had a negative impact on the company’s stock price. However, the announcement of increased capital expenditures for 2023 has given investors some hope for the future. The telecommunications sector is highly competitive, but with its plans for growth and investment in infrastructure, Charter is well-positioned to continue to succeed in the years to come.
CHTR Stock-Analyst Ratings:
Analysts rate Charter Communications stock with a consensus “Buy” rating and an average CHTR stock price target of $504.02 per share over the next 12 months.
Credit Suisse Group maintains the “Outperform” rating and upgraded the CHTR stock price target from $541 to $606.
KeyBanc Capital Markets maintains the “Overweight” rating and downgraded the CHTR stock price target from $580 to $540.
In conclusion, while Charter’s Q4 earnings fell short of expectations, the company remains optimistic about its future. The planned increase in capital expenditures for 2023 is expected to benefit both the company and its customers, and position Charter for continued growth and success in the years to come.