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GuruFocus Financial Strength Rank measures how strong a company’s financial situation is. It is based on these factors

1. The debt burden that the company has as measured by its Interest coverage (current year).
2. Debt to revenue ratio. The lower, the better
3. Altman Z-score.

A company ranks high with financial strength is likely to withstand any business slowdowns and recessions.

Financial Strength : 5/10

vs
industry
vs
history
Cash-to-Debt 0.12
ALSK's Cash-to-Debt is ranked lower than
77% of the 402 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 0.42 vs. ALSK: 0.12 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Cash-to-Debt only.
ALSK' s Cash-to-Debt Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0  Med: 0.07 Max: 0.3
Current: 0.12
0
0.3
Equity-to-Asset 0.35
ALSK's Equity-to-Asset is ranked lower than
55% of the 402 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 0.39 vs. ALSK: 0.35 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Equity-to-Asset only.
ALSK' s Equity-to-Asset Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -0.09  Med: 0.04 Max: 0.35
Current: 0.35
-0.09
0.35
Interest Coverage 1.11
ALSK's Interest Coverage is ranked lower than
87% of the 381 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 6.64 vs. ALSK: 1.11 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Interest Coverage only.
ALSK' s Interest Coverage Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.44  Med: 1.52 Max: 6.35
Current: 1.11
0.44
6.35
Piotroski F-Score: 5
Altman Z-Score: 0.84
Beneish M-Score: -2.21
WACC vs ROIC
3.74%
4.11%
WACC
ROIC
GuruFocus Profitability Rank ranks how profitable a company is and how likely the company’s business will stay that way. It is based on these factors:

1. Operating Margin
2. Trend of the Operating Margin (5-year average). The company with an uptrend profit margin has a higher rank.
••3. Consistency of the profitability
4. Piotroski F-Score
5. Predictability Rank•

The maximum rank is 10. A rank of 7 or higher means a higher profitability and may stay that way. A rank of 3 or lower indicates that the company has had trouble to make a profit.

Profitability Rank is not directly related to the Financial Strength Rank. But if a company is consistently profitable, its financial strength will be stronger.

Profitability & Growth : 5/10

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industry
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history
Operating Margin % 7.71
ALSK's Operating Margin % is ranked higher than
52% of the 401 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 7.18 vs. ALSK: 7.71 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Operating Margin % only.
ALSK' s Operating Margin % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 4.22  Med: 14.74 Max: 73.64
Current: 7.71
4.22
73.64
Net Margin % 0.49
ALSK's Net Margin % is ranked lower than
66% of the 403 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 3.25 vs. ALSK: 0.49 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Net Margin % only.
ALSK' s Net Margin % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -8.99  Med: 4.27 Max: 45.42
Current: 0.49
-8.99
45.42
ROE % 0.71
ALSK's ROE % is ranked lower than
67% of the 387 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 6.09 vs. ALSK: 0.71 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROE % only.
ALSK' s ROE % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -642.61  Med: 9 Max: 670.77
Current: 0.71
-642.61
670.77
ROA % 0.24
ALSK's ROA % is ranked lower than
65% of the 409 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 2.38 vs. ALSK: 0.24 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROA % only.
ALSK' s ROA % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -4.74  Med: 2.26 Max: 23.64
Current: 0.24
-4.74
23.64
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) % 4.66
ALSK's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) % is ranked lower than
66% of the 406 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 13.00 vs. ALSK: 4.66 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROC (Joel Greenblatt) % only.
ALSK' s ROC (Joel Greenblatt) % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 3.6  Med: 11.51 Max: 66.81
Current: 4.66
3.6
66.81
3-Year Revenue Growth Rate -17.30
ALSK's 3-Year Revenue Growth Rate is ranked lower than
89% of the 381 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 2.20 vs. ALSK: -17.30 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful 3-Year Revenue Growth Rate only.
ALSK' s 3-Year Revenue Growth Rate Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -17.3  Med: -3 Max: 9.1
Current: -17.3
-17.3
9.1
3-Year EBITDA Growth Rate -15.60
ALSK's 3-Year EBITDA Growth Rate is ranked lower than
85% of the 324 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.70 vs. ALSK: -15.60 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful 3-Year EBITDA Growth Rate only.
ALSK' s 3-Year EBITDA Growth Rate Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -20.8  Med: -3.25 Max: 28.4
Current: -15.6
-20.8
28.4
3-Year EPS without NRI Growth Rate -13.00
ALSK's 3-Year EPS without NRI Growth Rate is ranked lower than
64% of the 274 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: -3.00 vs. ALSK: -13.00 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful 3-Year EPS without NRI Growth Rate only.
ALSK' s 3-Year EPS without NRI Growth Rate Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -37.8  Med: -18.4 Max: 63.9
Current: -13
-37.8
63.9
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Q1 2016

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Business Description

Industry: Communication Services » Telecom Services    NAICS: 517919    SIC: 4813
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Alaska Communications Systems Group Inc provides an integrated communications services to consumer and business customers in Alaska and beyond using its statewide and interstate telecommunications network.

Alaska Communications Systems Group Inc was incorporated on October 1998 under the laws of the State of Delaware. The Company provides integrated communications services to consumer and business customers in and out of Alaska. The Company's segments are as follows: revenues are managed on the basis of specific customers and customer groups; costs are managed and assessed by function and generally support the organization across all customer groups or revenue streams; profitability is assessed at the consolidated level; and investment decisions and the assessment of existing assets are based on the support provide to all revenue streams.The Company's communication network extends throughout Alaska, and connects businesses and household customers to its network offering voice, broadband and other services. Further, in other states the Company offers services through its network which includes two diverse undersea fiber optic cable systems: AKORN and Northstar. The Company provides its products and services to four customer categories: Business and Wholesale, Consumer, Other Services, Wireless and AWN Related customers. In Business and Wholesale category, the Company provides communication services such as voice and broadband, and managed services including data network hosting, IT management, cloud-based services, billing and collection, and long distance services on its network. The Company, along with Tekmate, provides managed services to business customers, such as monitoring and maintaining customers' information technology infrastructures. In Consumer category, the Company provides voice and broadband services to its residential customers. The Other Services provides voice and broadband termination services to inter and intrastate carriers who provide services to the Company's retail customers. In Wireless, it provides other value-added wireless products and services, such as wireless devices, across Alaska with roaming coverage available in the contiguous states, Hawaii and Canada by utilizing the AWN network. The Company's sales combines direct and indirect distribution channels to retain current customers and drive additional sales growth. The direct channel is comprised of retail stores throughout the state, a direct sales team focused on business customers, and a network of agents focused on wireless services. For traditional voice and broadband services, the Company competes with GCI and AT&T on a statewide basis, and smaller providers such as Matanuska Telephone Association, Inc. on a more localized basis. For wireless services, it competes with AT&T, GCI, and soon with Verizon for retail service revenue.

Ratios

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industry
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history
PE Ratio 84.50
ALSK's PE Ratio is ranked lower than
90% of the 288 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 18.50 vs. ALSK: 84.50 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PE Ratio only.
ALSK' s PE Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.64  Med: 11.16 Max: 533
Current: 84.5
0.64
533
PE Ratio without NRI 56.33
ALSK's PE Ratio without NRI is ranked lower than
83% of the 285 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 20.00 vs. ALSK: 56.33 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PE Ratio without NRI only.
ALSK' s PE Ratio without NRI Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.64  Med: 8.96 Max: 533
Current: 56.33
0.64
533
PB Ratio 0.56
ALSK's PB Ratio is ranked higher than
94% of the 391 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 2.07 vs. ALSK: 0.56 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PB Ratio only.
ALSK' s PB Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.45  Med: 0.81 Max: 23.12
Current: 0.56
0.45
23.12
PS Ratio 0.38
ALSK's PS Ratio is ranked higher than
88% of the 403 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.42 vs. ALSK: 0.38 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PS Ratio only.
ALSK' s PS Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.21  Med: 0.84 Max: 2.06
Current: 0.38
0.21
2.06
Price-to-Operating-Cash-Flow 2.46
ALSK's Price-to-Operating-Cash-Flow is ranked higher than
92% of the 278 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 6.49 vs. ALSK: 2.46 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price-to-Operating-Cash-Flow only.
ALSK' s Price-to-Operating-Cash-Flow Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.87  Med: 4 Max: 7.95
Current: 2.46
0.87
7.95
EV-to-EBIT 14.37
ALSK's EV-to-EBIT is ranked higher than
54% of the 311 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 15.35 vs. ALSK: 14.37 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EV-to-EBIT only.
ALSK' s EV-to-EBIT Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1.9  Med: 16.9 Max: 85
Current: 14.37
1.9
85
EV-to-EBITDA 4.78
ALSK's EV-to-EBITDA is ranked higher than
81% of the 337 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 7.96 vs. ALSK: 4.78 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EV-to-EBITDA only.
ALSK' s EV-to-EBITDA Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1.6  Med: 7.4 Max: 10.5
Current: 4.78
1.6
10.5
Shiller PE Ratio 2.39
ALSK's Shiller PE Ratio is ranked higher than
94% of the 116 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 16.65 vs. ALSK: 2.39 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Shiller PE Ratio only.
ALSK' s Shiller PE Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 2.16  Med: 9.63 Max: 230.5
Current: 2.39
2.16
230.5
Current Ratio 1.21
ALSK's Current Ratio is ranked higher than
57% of the 388 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.08 vs. ALSK: 1.21 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Current Ratio only.
ALSK' s Current Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.85  Med: 1.29 Max: 2.85
Current: 1.21
0.85
2.85
Quick Ratio 1.11
ALSK's Quick Ratio is ranked higher than
56% of the 388 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.00 vs. ALSK: 1.11 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Quick Ratio only.
ALSK' s Quick Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.79  Med: 1.16 Max: 2.69
Current: 1.11
0.79
2.69
Days Inventory 17.36
ALSK's Days Inventory is ranked higher than
50% of the 313 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 17.35 vs. ALSK: 17.36 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Inventory only.
ALSK' s Days Inventory Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 12.32  Med: 17.15 Max: 27.47
Current: 17.36
12.32
27.47
Days Sales Outstanding 37.16
ALSK's Days Sales Outstanding is ranked higher than
61% of the 311 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 46.72 vs. ALSK: 37.16 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Sales Outstanding only.
ALSK' s Days Sales Outstanding Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 35.64  Med: 39.03 Max: 42.03
Current: 37.16
35.64
42.03
Days Payable 35.71
ALSK's Days Payable is ranked lower than
71% of the 261 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 63.62 vs. ALSK: 35.71 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Payable only.
ALSK' s Days Payable Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 33.83  Med: 49.19 Max: 204.66
Current: 35.71
33.83
204.66

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industry
vs
history
3-Year Dividend Growth Rate -100.00
ALSK's 3-Year Dividend Growth Rate is ranked lower than
87% of the 190 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 4.20 vs. ALSK: -100.00 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful 3-Year Dividend Growth Rate only.
ALSK' s 3-Year Dividend Growth Rate Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0  Med: -100 Max: 66.9
Current: -100
0
66.9
5-Year Yield-on-Cost % 2.14
ALSK's 5-Year Yield-on-Cost % is ranked lower than
83% of the 793 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 0.48 vs. ALSK: 2.14 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful 5-Year Yield-on-Cost % only.
ALSK' s 5-Year Yield-on-Cost % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1.37  Med: 8.1 Max: 30.11
Current: 2.14
1.37
30.11
3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio -3.40
ALSK's 3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio is ranked lower than
61% of the 259 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: -1.50 vs. ALSK: -3.40 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful 3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio only.
ALSK' s 3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -13  Med: -2.25 Max: 2.3
Current: -3.4
-13
2.3

Valuation & Return

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industry
vs
history
Price-to-Tangible-Book 0.56
ALSK's Price-to-Tangible-Book is ranked higher than
93% of the 292 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 2.87 vs. ALSK: 0.56 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price-to-Tangible-Book only.
ALSK' s Price-to-Tangible-Book Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.54  Med: 0.73 Max: 235.38
Current: 0.56
0.54
235.38
Price-to-Intrinsic-Value-Projected-FCF 0.47
ALSK's Price-to-Intrinsic-Value-Projected-FCF is ranked higher than
91% of the 227 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.42 vs. ALSK: 0.47 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price-to-Intrinsic-Value-Projected-FCF only.
ALSK' s Price-to-Intrinsic-Value-Projected-FCF Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.22  Med: 0.82 Max: 11.35
Current: 0.47
0.22
11.35
Price-to-Median-PS-Value 0.46
ALSK's Price-to-Median-PS-Value is ranked higher than
93% of the 361 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.04 vs. ALSK: 0.46 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price-to-Median-PS-Value only.
ALSK' s Price-to-Median-PS-Value Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.18  Med: 0.87 Max: 2.25
Current: 0.46
0.18
2.25
Price-to-Graham-Number 1.14
ALSK's Price-to-Graham-Number is ranked higher than
72% of the 187 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.70 vs. ALSK: 1.14 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price-to-Graham-Number only.
ALSK' s Price-to-Graham-Number Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.16  Med: 0.74 Max: 6.31
Current: 1.14
0.16
6.31
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) % 6.95
ALSK's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) % is ranked higher than
64% of the 399 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 4.70 vs. ALSK: 6.95 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) % only.
ALSK' s Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1.2  Med: 5.9 Max: 52.6
Current: 6.95
1.2
52.6
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) % -11.32
ALSK's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) % is ranked lower than
87% of the 248 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 8.33 vs. ALSK: -11.32 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) % only.
ALSK' s Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -11.7  Med: 1.5 Max: 55.2
Current: -11.32
-11.7
55.2

More Statistics

Revenue (TTM) (Mil) $225.7
EPS (TTM) $ 0.02
Beta0.18
Short Percentage of Float0.10%
52-Week Range $1.49 - 1.97
Shares Outstanding (Mil)51.36
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Still Winter for Alaska - ALSK Off 54.4% in 52-Week Low Apr 13 2013 
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Weekly CFO Sells Article: MERU, GPS, ALSK, VPHM, COF, TLAB Mar 20 2011 
Alaska Communications Systems Group Inc. (ALSK) Exec. VP and CFO David Wilson sells 17,250 Shares Mar 18 2011 
Alaska Communications Systems Group Inc. (ALSK) Exec. VP and CFO David Wilson sells 40,250 Shares Mar 16 2011 
Weekly CEO Sells Highlight: ALSK, MRO, SKS, and HAL Mar 11 2011 
Alaska Communications Systems Group Inc. Reports Operating Results (10-Q) Nov 01 2010 
Alaska Communications Systems Group Inc. Reports Operating Results (10-Q) Aug 05 2010 

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