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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 : 6/10

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industry
vs
history
Cash to Debt 0.30
ALSK's Cash to Debt is ranked higher than
57% of the 636 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 0.18 vs. ALSK: 0.30 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Cash to Debt only.
ALSK' s 10-Year Cash to Debt Range
Min: 0   Max: 0.3
Current: 0.3

0
0.3
Equity to Asset 0.31
ALSK's Equity to Asset is ranked higher than
57% of the 636 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 0.25 vs. ALSK: 0.31 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Equity to Asset only.
ALSK' s 10-Year Equity to Asset Range
Min: -0.09   Max: 0.31
Current: 0.31

-0.09
0.31
Interest Coverage 0.86
ALSK's Interest Coverage is ranked higher than
62% of the 636 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 0.00 vs. ALSK: 0.86 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Interest Coverage only.
ALSK' s 10-Year Interest Coverage Range
Min: 0.2   Max: 6.37
Current: 0.86

0.2
6.37
F-Score: 5
Z-Score: 1.34
M-Score: -3.12
WACC vs ROIC
4.53%
6.89%
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
vs
history
Operating margin (%) 20.12
ALSK's Operating margin (%) is ranked higher than
87% of the 636 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.22 vs. ALSK: 20.12 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Operating margin (%) only.
ALSK' s 10-Year Operating margin (%) Range
Min: -6.69   Max: 72.62
Current: 20.12

-6.69
72.62
Net-margin (%) 4.57
ALSK's Net-margin (%) is ranked higher than
65% of the 636 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: -0.76 vs. ALSK: 4.57 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Net-margin (%) only.
ALSK' s 10-Year Net-margin (%) Range
Min: -54.42   Max: 44.82
Current: 4.57

-54.42
44.82
ROE (%) 9.85
ALSK's ROE (%) is ranked higher than
69% of the 636 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: -4.98 vs. ALSK: 9.85 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROE (%) only.
ALSK' s 10-Year ROE (%) Range
Min: -709.85   Max: 670.77
Current: 9.85

-709.85
670.77
ROA (%) 1.97
ALSK's ROA (%) is ranked higher than
59% of the 636 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: -0.72 vs. ALSK: 1.97 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROA (%) only.
ALSK' s 10-Year ROA (%) Range
Min: -22.4   Max: 23.64
Current: 1.97

-22.4
23.64
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) 16.42
ALSK's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
67% of the 636 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 3.56 vs. ALSK: 16.42 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) only.
ALSK' s 10-Year ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: -4.53   Max: 66.3
Current: 16.42

-4.53
66.3
Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) -6.00
ALSK's Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
58% of the 636 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: -22.80 vs. ALSK: -6.00 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) only.
ALSK' s 10-Year Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: -20   Max: 24.3
Current: -6

-20
24.3
EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) -19.10
ALSK's EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
59% of the 636 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 0.00 vs. ALSK: -19.10 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) only.
ALSK' s 10-Year EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: -32.6   Max: 42.1
Current: -19.1

-32.6
42.1
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Guru Trades

Q1 2014

ALSK Guru Trades in Q1 2014

Jim Simons Sold Out
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Q3 2014

ALSK Guru Trades in Q3 2014

Jim Simons 52,100 sh (New)
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Q4 2014

ALSK Guru Trades in Q4 2014

Jim Simons 184,700 sh (+254.51%)
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Q1 2015

ALSK Guru Trades in Q1 2015

Charles Brandes 18,096 sh (New)
Jim Simons 343,000 sh (+85.71%)
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Ratios

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industry
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history
P/E(ttm) 8.70
ALSK's P/E(ttm) is ranked higher than
92% of the 636 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 40.00 vs. ALSK: 8.70 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/E(ttm) only.
ALSK' s 10-Year P/E(ttm) Range
Min: 0.64   Max: 666.25
Current: 8.7

0.64
666.25
Forward P/E 1.60
ALSK's Forward P/E is ranked higher than
98% of the 636 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 18.90 vs. ALSK: 1.60 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward P/E only.
N/A
PE(NRI) 9.00
ALSK's PE(NRI) is ranked higher than
94% of the 636 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 0.00 vs. ALSK: 9.00 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PE(NRI) only.
ALSK' s 10-Year PE(NRI) Range
Min: 0.66   Max: 533
Current: 9

0.66
533
P/B 0.80
ALSK's P/B is ranked higher than
91% of the 597 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 2.60 vs. ALSK: 0.80 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/B only.
ALSK' s 10-Year P/B Range
Min: 0.45   Max: 1045
Current: 0.8

0.45
1045
P/S 0.40
ALSK's P/S is ranked higher than
88% of the 635 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.21 vs. ALSK: 0.40 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/S only.
ALSK' s 10-Year P/S Range
Min: 0.21   Max: 2.06
Current: 0.4

0.21
2.06
POCF 3.06
ALSK's POCF is ranked higher than
92% of the 635 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 34.88 vs. ALSK: 3.06 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful POCF only.
ALSK' s 10-Year POCF Range
Min: 0.87   Max: 8.56
Current: 3.06

0.87
8.56
EV-to-EBIT 4.22
ALSK's EV-to-EBIT is ranked higher than
97% of the 635 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 165.64 vs. ALSK: 4.22 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EV-to-EBIT only.
ALSK' s 10-Year EV-to-EBIT Range
Min: -27   Max: 109.1
Current: 4.22

-27
109.1
Shiller P/E 4.20
ALSK's Shiller P/E is ranked higher than
97% of the 636 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 37.52 vs. ALSK: 4.20 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Shiller P/E only.
ALSK' s 10-Year Shiller P/E Range
Min: 1.92   Max: 418.67
Current: 4.2

1.92
418.67
Current Ratio 1.43
ALSK's Current Ratio is ranked higher than
74% of the 636 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 0.84 vs. ALSK: 1.43 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Current Ratio only.
ALSK' s 10-Year Current Ratio Range
Min: 0.89   Max: 2.85
Current: 1.43

0.89
2.85
Quick Ratio 1.37
ALSK's Quick Ratio is ranked higher than
75% of the 636 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 0.79 vs. ALSK: 1.37 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Quick Ratio only.
ALSK' s 10-Year Quick Ratio Range
Min: 0.79   Max: 2.69
Current: 1.37

0.79
2.69
Days Inventory 18.24
ALSK's Days Inventory is ranked higher than
71% of the 635 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 95.24 vs. ALSK: 18.24 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Inventory only.
ALSK' s 10-Year Days Inventory Range
Min: 12.2   Max: 27.47
Current: 18.24

12.2
27.47
Days Sales Outstanding 34.47
ALSK's Days Sales Outstanding is ranked higher than
81% of the 635 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 103.34 vs. ALSK: 34.47 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Sales Outstanding only.
ALSK' s 10-Year Days Sales Outstanding Range
Min: 35.64   Max: 93.23
Current: 34.47

35.64
93.23

Dividend & Buy Back

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industry
vs
history
Dividend Yield 1.50
ALSK's Dividend Yield is ranked lower than
92% of the 636 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 0.00 vs. ALSK: 1.50 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Dividend Yield only.
ALSK' s 10-Year Dividend Yield Range
Min: 1.37   Max: 30.11
Current: 1.5

1.37
30.11
Dividend growth (3y) -100.00
ALSK's Dividend growth (3y) is ranked higher than
75% of the 636 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 0.00 vs. ALSK: -100.00 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Dividend growth (3y) only.
ALSK' s 10-Year Dividend growth (3y) Range
Min: 0   Max: 66.9
Current: -100

0
66.9
Yield on cost (5-Year) 1.50
ALSK's Yield on cost (5-Year) is ranked lower than
94% of the 636 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 0.00 vs. ALSK: 1.50 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Yield on cost (5-Year) only.
ALSK' s 10-Year Yield on cost (5-Year) Range
Min: 1.37   Max: 30.11
Current: 1.5

1.37
30.11
Share Buyback Rate -2.80
ALSK's Share Buyback Rate is ranked higher than
71% of the 636 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 0.00 vs. ALSK: -2.80 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Share Buyback Rate only.
ALSK' s 10-Year Share Buyback Rate Range
Min: 20.7   Max: -51
Current: -2.8

Valuation & Return

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industry
vs
history
Price/Tangible Book 0.80
ALSK's Price/Tangible Book is ranked higher than
94% of the 593 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 0.00 vs. ALSK: 0.80 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Tangible Book only.
ALSK' s 10-Year Price/Tangible Book Range
Min: 0.58   Max: 244.8
Current: 0.8

0.58
244.8
Price/DCF (Projected) 0.40
ALSK's Price/DCF (Projected) is ranked higher than
97% of the 635 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 0.00 vs. ALSK: 0.40 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/DCF (Projected) only.
ALSK' s 10-Year Price/DCF (Projected) Range
Min: 0.22   Max: 11.35
Current: 0.4

0.22
11.35
Price/Median PS Value 0.40
ALSK's Price/Median PS Value is ranked higher than
97% of the 635 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.10 vs. ALSK: 0.40 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Median PS Value only.
ALSK' s 10-Year Price/Median PS Value Range
Min: 0.19   Max: 1.93
Current: 0.4

0.19
1.93
Price/Graham Number 0.60
ALSK's Price/Graham Number is ranked higher than
96% of the 593 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 0.00 vs. ALSK: 0.60 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Graham Number only.
ALSK' s 10-Year Price/Graham Number Range
Min: 0.14   Max: 6.21
Current: 0.6

0.14
6.21
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) 23.80
ALSK's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) is ranked higher than
97% of the 636 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 3.80 vs. ALSK: 23.80 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) only.
ALSK' s 10-Year Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) Range
Min: 0.9   Max: 49.1
Current: 23.8

0.9
49.1
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) 23.49
ALSK's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) is ranked higher than
92% of the 636 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 0.00 vs. ALSK: 23.49 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) only.
ALSK' s 10-Year Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) Range
Min: -12.4   Max: 57.1
Current: 23.49

-12.4
57.1

Business Description

Industry: Communication Services » Telecom Services
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Traded in other countries:QLA.Germany,
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 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 strategy 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.
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