Comcast and Time Warner Cable Merger
Haley Miller, April Brooks-Price, Heather Henley, Germaine Wright, and Anthony Young American InterContinental University
Included in this paper the firms I the proposed merger are described thoroughly. Annual sales and extent of their operations are listed. The incentives to consolidate from the firm’s point of view are shown. The product, production methods, scale of production, and sources for raw materials are described along with the technologies used. Also both the pros and cons of the argument in favor for and against the proposed merger are given and explained. Comcast and Time Warner Cable Merger
The name of the merger my group and I are assessing is the Comcast and Time Warner Cable Merger. There are three firms involved in the Comcast and Time Warner Cable Merger (Comcast, Time Warner Cable, and Charter Communications). The first firm is Comcast. Comcast is a public, NASDAQ, headquarters company type. The annual sales for Comcast in 2013 was $64.66 billion and a one year sales growth of 3.34% (Hoovers). Some of the extents of Comcast operation is that Comcast shareholders accounts for 33% of the shareholders vote (Fernandez, Bob). Comcast will issue out $806 million shares for Time Warner Cable to be swapped at a ratio of 2.875 Comcast shares for one Time Warner Cable share (Fernandez, Bob). The second firm involved in this proposed merger is Time Warner Cable. Time Warner Cable is a public, NYSE:TWC, headquarters company type. The annual sale for Time Warner Cable in 2013 was $18.16 billion and a one year sales growth of 8.68% (Hoovers). Some of the of the extents of Time Warner Cable operation after the merger Time Warner Cable will own 24% of Comcast(Fernandez, Bob). The third and last firm involved in the Comcast and Time Warner Cable Merger is Charter Communications. Charter Communications is a public, NASDAQ:CHTR, headquarters company type also. The annual sales for Charter Communication in 2013 was $8.16 billion with a one year sales growth of 8.68% (Hoovers). One of the extents of Charter Communication operation is that it will own 33% of the new public companies do to this particular merger. From the firms point of view they all have many incentives. Comcast will eventually gain more control of Time Warner Cable by swapping $806 million with them. Time Warner Cable will gain $ 806 million of shares from Comcast and Charter Communication will become part of a new and separate publicity trade company with 2.5 million cable-TV subscribers do to the sell and swapping of cable-TV assets with Comcast (Fernandez, Bob). This proposed merger will make them the Nation’s second largest cable company (Fernandez, Bob). Today we will be taking a look into what Comcast and Time Warner Cable has to offer. Both have many great features to choose from. As you may know, they are known for their home phone, internet, and cable. They have a different variety of packages or bundles that you can select from to best fit your budget. For example, they have a deal going on right now that states if you get the triple play bundle you only have to pay $79.99. For those of you who may not know the” triple play bundles” are home phone, internet, and cable. They also have different speeds of internet. If you are someone who rarely gets on the internet then the slowest speed they have would be great for you. If you are someone who uses the internet for gaming and things like that you should get the highest grade. There are many different ways to manage your account too. You can of course call them or go into the store, but did you know that you can manage it from online. If you are like me you do everything online so it is very convenient. A feature they have just added recently is the home security. In my opinion they are the best hands down. Don’t take my work for it though, try it yourselves.
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References: Fernandez, Bob. Shareholding voting set for Comcast and Time Warner Cable. Philly.com
Hoovers, a D&B Company. subscriber.hoovers.com/H/company360/
Tummarello, K. (2014). FCC Dem: Telecom mergers the result of online competition, Retrieved from http://thehill.com/policy/technology/213131-fcc-dem-telecom-mergers-the-result-of-online-competition
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