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Comcast Starts Strong in 2021; Raising Fair Value Estimate to $56 From $54

Analyst Note

| Michael Hodel, CFA |

Comcast is off to a great start in 2021. The firm posted strong broadband customer additions, resilient results at NBC Universal, and a nice turnaround at Sky during the first quarter. We’re raising our fair value estimate to $56 from $54. We view the stock as fairly valued, though we also find it the most attractive among the U.S. cable stocks we cover.

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Business Description

Comcast is made up of three parts. The core cable business owns networks capable of providing television, Internet access, and phone services to roughly 60 million U.S. homes and businesses, or nearly half of the country. About 55% of the homes in this territory subscribe to at least one Comcast service. Comcast acquired NBCUniversal from General Electric in 2011. NBCU owns several cable networks, including CNBC, MSNBC, and USA, the NBC broadcast network, several local NBC affiliates, Universal Studios, and several theme parks. Sky, acquired in 2018, is the dominant television provider in the U.K. and has invested heavily in exclusive and proprietary content to build this position. The firm is also the largest pay-television provider in Italy and has a presence in Germany and Austria.

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One Comcast Center
Philadelphia, PA, 19103-2838
T +1 215 286-1700
Sector Communication Services
Industry Entertainment
Most Recent Earnings Mar 31, 2021
Fiscal Year End Dec 31, 2021
Stock Type Classic Growth
Employees 168,000

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