Big consolidation is occurring in the pay-TV industry and rumors are circulating that the #2 cable TV operator Time Warner Cable (TWC) may acquire the #5 operator Cablevision, which would bring them closer to #1 Comcast's subscriber base. Cable TV operators are now competing with telco TV companies like Verizon and OTT video companies like Netflix. Cable TV operators need to invest heavily into offering their subscribers new innovative technologies in order to keep their customers..
There is a low float, undiscovered and very undervalued stock that pioneered video on demand (VOD) with TWC a decade ago and is now pioneering a new technology that will revolutionize cable TV, Network DVR (nDVR). The company is Concurrent (CCUR) and it looks ready to soar to new 52-week highs this week. CCUR became the first company to introduce VOD to the market in 2000 when they deployed it with TWC and today, VOD is the fastest growing alternative TV platform in the world - with CCUR's VOD delivery technology reaching 50 million subscribers for a 30% global market share. 1/2 of all U.S. TV households now have a DVR, but CCUR is about to make today's DVR boxes obsolete with new cloud-based nDVRs.
CCUR's nDVR technology is already powering TWC's extremely popular start-over and look-back features. Soon, CCUR will begin deploying fully featured nDVR services for its pay-TV clients. CCUR's nDVR technology will allow consumers to record unlimited television content to their account over the cloud, without a DVR box - and play it back on any device - including tablets and smartphones.
CCUR finished last week at $7.88 with a market cap of only $68.98 million, cash of $22.37 million, and an enterprise value of $46.61 million or just 0.74X revenues and 6.54X cash flow from operations. CCUR's top rival SEAC is about to reach a new 52-week high and is trading for 1.78X revenues and 15.92X cash flow from operations. SEAC's valuation ratios would value CCUR around $15.50 per share!