Charter, founded in 1993, created a customer service-oriented company that has grown and evolved on many levels over the past two decades. Charter's growth was achieved through acquisitions of cable properties and the subsequent increase of customers in those communities, as well as development and launch of new products and services. Charter became a publicly-traded company on NASDAQ in 1999 and has been a Fortune 500 company since 2001.
A leading broadband communications company and the fourth-largest cable operator in the United States, Charter today employs approximately 23,000 and provides services to more than 6 million customers in 28 states. Headquartered in Stamford, CT, the company is focused on integrating the highest-quality service with clearly superior entertainment and communications products. Over the years, billions have been invested in the communities Charter serves through infrastructure upgrades to deliver video, high-speed Internet and phone service to homes and businesses.
Closing share price
|FY, 2011||FY, 2012||FY, 2013||FY, 2014||FY, 2015|
|$7.2 B||$7.5 B||$8.16 B||$9.11 B||$9.75 B|
|$925 M||$971 M||$1.11 B|
Operating expense total
|$4.56 B||$4.86 B||$5.35 B||$5.97 B||$6.43 B|
Income tax expense
|$299 M||$257 M||$120 M||$236 M||$-60 M|
|$-169 M||$-183 M||$-271 M|
Operating cash flow
|$14 M||$-18 M||$2 M|