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Charter Communications


Charter Communications leaped up 22 spots from No. 96 to No. 74 following the 2016 acquisition of Time Warner Cable and Bright House Networks. With the combined entity rebranded under Spectrum to consumers, Charter experienced the second-most growth in revenue (up 43.4% to $41.58 billion) among Fortune 500 telecommunications companies, behind only Verizon, and grew its profit (up 180.9% to $9.9 billion) the most out of all its rival companies. Reports suggest a merge with Sprint could be in the cards after its parent company, Softbank, purchased a 5% stake of Charter in the open market.

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Thomas M. Rutledge

CEO Title

Chairman & Chief Executive Officer





HQ Location

Stamford, Conn.

Years on Fortune 500 List




Key Financials (Last Fiscal Year)
$ millions% change
Revenues ($M)$41,58143.4%
Profits ($M)$9,895.0180.9%
Assets ($M)$146,623
Total Stockholder Equity ($M)$39,084
Market Value — as of March 29, 2018 ($M)$80,954
Profit Ratios
Profit as % of Revenues23.8%
Profits as % of Assets6.7%
Profits as % of Stockholder Equity25.3%
Earnings Per Share (Last Fiscal Year)
Earnings Per Share ($)34.09
EPS % Change (from 2016)113.9%
EPS % Change (5 year annual rate)-
EPS % Change (10 year annual rate)-
Total Return
Total Return to Investors (2017)16.7%
Total Return to Investors (5 year, annualized)31.8%
Total Return to Investors (10 year, annualized)-
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