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About Cox Enterprises, Inc.

Cox Enterprises is a private, family-owned holding company with cable TV holdings and automobile listing services. Flagship subsidiary Cox Communications is the third largest US cable company (behind Comcast and Charter Communications) serving about six million customers with TV, internet, and phone services. Cox Automotive acts as a clearing house for buying and selling cars through platforms like Autotrader, Dealer.com, and Manheim (auto auctions). At the close of 2019 Cox sold a majority of its broadcast radio, TV, and newspaper assets -- operating under the name Cox Media Group -- to Apollo Global Management.

Operations

Cox Enterprises primarily operates through two business groups: Cox Communications and Cox Automotive. It sold a majority of its Cox Media Group (broadcast radio, TV, and newspaper assets) at the end of 2019. 

Cox Communications—the third largest cable company in the US—offers broadband internet services as well as digital video, telephone, and home security and automation products through its own IP network. The unit's Cox Business subsidiary operates within the group and provides voice, video, and data services for commercial clients. 

Cox Automotive owns a collection of brands and platforms for buying and selling cars such as Autotrader, Dealer.com, Dealertrack, Kelley Blue Book, Manheim, Xtime, and VinSolutions. The company's products provide data on and insights into consumer behavior; automotive trends; and inventory, sales, and marketing.

 

Geographic Reach

Atlanta, Georgia-based Cox Enterprises operates in more than 100 countries, with a concentration in the US, Asia Pacific, and Europe.

Strategy

Cox Enterprises focuses on making strategic investments to bolster its existing brands and operations -- particularly those that advance its technological capabilities -- while lessening its stakes in less profitable ventures.

In 2019 the company invested $30 million in Fyusion, a 3D computer vision and machine learning company. Cox will integrate Fyusion's technology to bring 360-degree interactive vehicle viewing to Cox Automotive's Manheim Express app. The company also participated in a $60 million financing round for Ouster, a startup that produces sensors for self-driving cars. Cox invested in Clearcover early that year as well. The car insurer uses targeted online advertising to attract customers instead of traditional marketing methods like blanket advertising and physical offices.

Cox sold a majority share of its radio and TV stations and newspapers for some $3.6 billion to affiliates of private equity firm Apollo Global Management in 2019 amid changing media consumption habits. Cox was looking to sell its media assets in a landscape where broadcasters look to either gain scale or exit the space as viewership and advertising dollars increasingly shift to providers of web-based, streaming content. Meanwhile, broadcast stations appeal to private equity firms because of the cash-rich fees the stations generate from being carried by cable operator.

 

Cox Enterprises, Inc.

6305 Pachtree Dunwoody Rd
Atlanta, GA 30328-4535
Phone: 1 (678) 645-0000

Firm Stats

Employer Type: Privately Owned
President and CEO: John M. Dyer
Chairman, Cox Enterprises, Cox Communications, and Cox Radio: James C. Kennedy
President and CEO: Alexander C. Taylor
Employees (This Location): 400
Employees (All Locations): 55,000

Major Office Locations

Atlanta, GA

Other Locations

Birmingham, AL
Tanner, AL
Vestavia Hills, AL
Berryville, AR
Fayetteville, AR
Fort Smith, AR
Harrison, AR
Little Rock, AR
Rogers, AR
Siloam Springs, AR
Springdale, AR
Van Buren, AR
Chandler, AZ
Douglas, AZ
Gilbert, AZ
Glendale, AZ
Mesa, AZ
Phoenix, AZ
Queen Creek, AZ
Scottsdale, AZ
Tempe, AZ
Tolleson, AZ
Tucson, AZ
Aliso Viejo, CA
Chula Vista, CA
El Cajon, CA
Fontana, CA
Foothill Ranch, CA
Fresno, CA
Goleta, CA
Hayward, CA
Irvine, CA
Lake Forest, CA
La Mesa, CA
Oceanside, CA
Riverside, CA
Rllng Hls Est, CA
Rosemead, CA
San Diego, CA
San Francisco, CA
San Juan Capistrano, CA
Santa Barbara, CA
Torrance, CA
Westminster, CA
Aurora, CO
Fort Collins, CO
Lakewood, CO
Littleton, CO
Enfield, CT
Groton, CT
Manchester, CT
Meriden, CT
Middlebury, CT
Milford, CT
Washington, DC
Auburndale, FL
Clearwater, FL
Crestview, FL
Davie, FL
Daytona Beach, FL
Destin, FL
Fort Myers, FL
Fort Walton Beach, FL
Gainesville, FL
Hollywood, FL
Jacksonville, FL
Lakeland, FL
Ocoee, FL
Orlando, FL
Palm Beach, FL
Pensacola, FL
Saint Petersburg, FL
Tallahassee, FL
Tampa, FL
West Palm Beach, FL
Winter Garden, FL
Alpharetta, GA
Atlanta, GA
Bogart, GA
Brookhaven, GA
College Park, GA
Fayetteville, GA
Fort Smith, GA
Herndon, GA
Macon, GA
Norcross, GA
Norman, GA
Smyrna, GA
Stockbridge, GA
Warner Robins, GA
Wichita, GA
Honolulu, HI
Kaneohe, HI
Boise, ID
Ketchum, ID
Bolingbrook, IL
Matteson, IL
Oak Brook, IL
Clarksville, IN
Fort Wayne, IN
Indianapolis, IN
Arkansas City, KS
Dodge City, KS
Garden City, KS
Great Bend, KS
Hutchinson, KS
Iola, KS
Junction City, KS
Maize, KS
Manhattan, KS
Overland Park, KS
Topeka, KS
Wichita, KS
Abbeville, LA
Baton Rouge, LA
Denham Springs, LA
Lafayette, LA
Marrero, LA
Metairie, LA
New Iberia, LA
New Orleans, LA
Patterson, LA
Saint Martinville, LA
Scott, LA
Slidell, LA
Boston, MA
Dedham, MA
North Dighton, MA
Elkridge, MD
Carleton, MI
Flint, MI
Mount Morris, MI
Novi, MI
Southfield, MI
Troy, MI
Maple Grove, MN
Minneapolis, MN
Shakopee, MN
Branson, MO
Bridgeton, MO
Springfield, MO
Hattiesburg, MS
Charlotte, NC
Edenton, NC
Elizabeth City, NC
Farmville, NC
Greenville, NC
Kenansville, NC
Kenly, NC
Maxton, NC
Rocky Mount, NC
Snow Hill, NC
Statesville, NC
Williamston, NC
Omaha, NE
Papillion, NE
Londonderry, NH
Bordentown, NJ
Fairfield, NJ
Freehold, NJ
Albuquerque, NM
Henderson, NV
Las Vegas, NV
Reno, NV
Halfmoon, NY
Newburgh, NY
New York, NY
West Babylon, NY
Cleveland, OH
Dayton, OH
Grove City, OH
Liberty Township, OH
Miamisburg, OH
Parma, OH
Piqua, OH
West Chester, OH
Wilmington, OH
Xenia, OH
Bethany, OK
Broken Arrow, OK
Edmond, OK
Moore, OK
Oklahoma City, OK
Sand Springs, OK
Sapulpa, OK
Tulsa, OK
Yukon, OK
Portland, OR
Grantville, PA
Hatfield, PA
Johnstown, PA
Lebanon, PA
Manheim, PA
Philadelphia, PA
Pittsburgh, PA
Chepachet, RI
Lincoln, RI
North Scituate, RI
Portsmouth, RI
Providence, RI
Warwick, RI
West Warwick, RI
Columbia, SC
Darlington, SC
Rock Hill, SC
Brentwood, TN
Mount Juliet, TN
Nashville, TN
Austin, TX
Big Spring, TX
Corrigan, TX
Dallas, TX
Del Rio, TX
El Paso, TX
Euless, TX
Fort Worth, TX
Gatesville, TX
Houston, TX
Irving, TX
Lufkin, TX
Nacogdoches, TX
San Antonio, TX
Tyler, TX
Midvale, UT
South Jordan, UT
Woods Cross, UT
Alexandria, VA
Arlington, VA
Chesapeake, VA
Fredericksburg, VA
Gloucester, VA
Harrisonburg, VA
Herndon, VA
Kingstowne, VA
Mechanicsville, VA
Newport News, VA
Portsmouth, VA
Roanoke, VA
Virginia Beach, VA
West Point, VA
Williamsburg, VA
Kent, WA
North Bend, WA
Seattle, WA
Edmonton, Canada
Lower Sackville, Canada
Milton, Canada
Saint-Eustache, Canada
Surrey, Canada