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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 lower than
62% of the 454 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 0.50 vs. ALSK: 0.30 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Cash to Debt only.
ALSK' s 10-Year Cash to Debt Range
Min: 0  Med: 0.06 Max: 0.3
Current: 0.3
0
0.3
Equity to Asset 0.31
ALSK's Equity to Asset is ranked lower than
66% of the 429 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 0.41 vs. ALSK: 0.31 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Equity to Asset only.
ALSK' s 10-Year Equity to Asset Range
Min: -0.09  Med: 0.02 Max: 0.31
Current: 0.31
-0.09
0.31
Interest Coverage 0.86
ALSK's Interest Coverage is ranked lower than
97% of the 253 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 13.03 vs. ALSK: 0.86 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Interest Coverage only.
ALSK' s 10-Year Interest Coverage Range
Min: 0.2  Med: 0.86 Max: 6.46
Current: 0.86
0.2
6.46
F-Score: 5
Z-Score: 1.31
M-Score: -3.12
WACC vs ROIC
4.63%
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
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history
Operating margin (%) 20.12
ALSK's Operating margin (%) is ranked higher than
83% of the 452 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 8.26 vs. ALSK: 20.12 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Operating margin (%) only.
ALSK' s 10-Year Operating margin (%) Range
Min: -6.69  Med: 11.64 Max: 73.64
Current: 20.12
-6.69
73.64
Net-margin (%) 4.57
ALSK's Net-margin (%) is ranked higher than
51% of the 452 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 4.47 vs. ALSK: 4.57 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Net-margin (%) only.
ALSK' s 10-Year Net-margin (%) Range
Min: -54.42  Med: -2.57 Max: 45.42
Current: 4.57
-54.42
45.42
ROE (%) 9.85
ALSK's ROE (%) is ranked higher than
54% of the 429 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 7.78 vs. ALSK: 9.85 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROE (%) only.
ALSK' s 10-Year ROE (%) Range
Min: -709.85  Med: -8.20 Max: 670.77
Current: 9.85
-709.85
670.77
ROA (%) 1.97
ALSK's ROA (%) is ranked lower than
57% of the 459 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 3.37 vs. ALSK: 1.97 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROA (%) only.
ALSK' s 10-Year ROA (%) Range
Min: -22.4  Med: -0.92 Max: 23.64
Current: 1.97
-22.4
23.64
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) 16.44
ALSK's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
53% of the 456 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 14.51 vs. ALSK: 16.44 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) only.
ALSK' s 10-Year ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: -4.1  Med: 10.74 Max: 66.62
Current: 16.44
-4.1
66.62
Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) -6.00
ALSK's Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked lower than
70% of the 384 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 2.00 vs. ALSK: -6.00 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) only.
ALSK' s 10-Year Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: -20  Med: -1.70 Max: 24.3
Current: -6
-20
24.3
EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) -19.10
ALSK's EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked lower than
84% of the 322 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 0.70 vs. ALSK: -19.10 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) only.
ALSK' s 10-Year EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: -32.6  Med: -2.10 Max: 42.1
Current: -19.1
-32.6
42.1
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Cash & Debt
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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

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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) 7.90
ALSK's P/E(ttm) is ranked higher than
89% of the 298 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 20.20 vs. ALSK: 7.90 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/E(ttm) only.
ALSK' s 10-Year P/E(ttm) Range
Min: 0.64  Med: 8.82 Max: 666.25
Current: 7.9
0.64
666.25
Forward P/E 1.59
ALSK's Forward P/E is ranked higher than
97% of the 188 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 17.04 vs. ALSK: 1.59 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward P/E only.
N/A
PE(NRI) 8.00
ALSK's PE(NRI) is ranked higher than
89% of the 298 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 20.90 vs. ALSK: 8.00 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PE(NRI) only.
ALSK' s 10-Year PE(NRI) Range
Min: 0.66  Med: 5.55 Max: 533
Current: 8
0.66
533
P/B 0.71
ALSK's P/B is ranked higher than
88% of the 419 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 2.37 vs. ALSK: 0.71 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/B only.
ALSK' s 10-Year P/B Range
Min: 0.45  Med: 8.63 Max: 522.5
Current: 0.71
0.45
522.5
P/S 0.36
ALSK's P/S is ranked higher than
89% of the 444 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.44 vs. ALSK: 0.36 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/S only.
ALSK' s 10-Year P/S Range
Min: 0.21  Med: 1.01 Max: 2.06
Current: 0.36
0.21
2.06
POCF 2.73
ALSK's POCF is ranked higher than
91% of the 318 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 8.14 vs. ALSK: 2.73 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful POCF only.
ALSK' s 10-Year POCF Range
Min: 0.87  Med: 4.33 Max: 8.56
Current: 2.73
0.87
8.56
EV-to-EBIT 4.11
ALSK's EV-to-EBIT is ranked higher than
93% of the 330 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 15.87 vs. ALSK: 4.11 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EV-to-EBIT only.
ALSK' s 10-Year EV-to-EBIT Range
Min: 1.9  Med: 20.00 Max: 88.7
Current: 4.11
1.9
88.7
Shiller P/E 3.81
ALSK's Shiller P/E is ranked higher than
95% of the 208 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 18.82 vs. ALSK: 3.81 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Shiller P/E only.
ALSK' s 10-Year Shiller P/E Range
Min: 1.92  Med: 5.19 Max: 418.67
Current: 3.81
1.92
418.67
Current Ratio 1.43
ALSK's Current Ratio is ranked higher than
61% of the 442 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.17 vs. ALSK: 1.43 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Current Ratio only.
ALSK' s 10-Year Current Ratio Range
Min: 0.89  Med: 1.32 Max: 2.85
Current: 1.43
0.89
2.85
Quick Ratio 1.37
ALSK's Quick Ratio is ranked higher than
64% of the 442 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.07 vs. ALSK: 1.37 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Quick Ratio only.
ALSK' s 10-Year Quick Ratio Range
Min: 0.79  Med: 1.17 Max: 2.69
Current: 1.37
0.79
2.69
Days Inventory 18.24
ALSK's Days Inventory is ranked lower than
56% of the 346 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 14.66 vs. ALSK: 18.24 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Inventory only.
ALSK' s 10-Year Days Inventory Range
Min: 12.2  Med: 17.05 Max: 27.47
Current: 18.24
12.2
27.47
Days Sales Outstanding 34.47
ALSK's Days Sales Outstanding is ranked higher than
68% of the 378 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 47.77 vs. ALSK: 34.47 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Sales Outstanding only.
ALSK' s 10-Year Days Sales Outstanding Range
Min: 35.64  Med: 41.36 Max: 93.23
Current: 34.47
35.64
93.23

Dividend & Buy Back

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history
Dividend Yield 1.55
ALSK's Dividend Yield is ranked lower than
85% of the 678 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 3.45 vs. ALSK: 1.55 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Dividend Yield only.
ALSK' s 10-Year Dividend Yield Range
Min: 1.37  Med: 7.78 Max: 30.11
Current: 1.55
1.37
30.11
Dividend growth (3y) -100.00
ALSK's Dividend growth (3y) is ranked lower than
84% of the 187 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 2.90 vs. ALSK: -100.00 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Dividend growth (3y) only.
ALSK' s 10-Year Dividend growth (3y) Range
Min: 0  Med: -100.00 Max: 66.9
Current: -100
0
66.9
Yield on cost (5-Year) 1.55
ALSK's Yield on cost (5-Year) is ranked lower than
84% of the 678 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 4.33 vs. ALSK: 1.55 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Yield on cost (5-Year) only.
ALSK' s 10-Year Yield on cost (5-Year) Range
Min: 1.37  Med: 7.78 Max: 30.11
Current: 1.55
1.37
30.11
Share Buyback Rate -2.80
ALSK's Share Buyback Rate is ranked lower than
63% of the 310 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: -1.00 vs. ALSK: -2.80 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Share Buyback Rate only.
ALSK' s 10-Year Share Buyback Rate Range
Min: 20.7  Med: -1.50 Max: -51
Current: -2.8

Valuation & Return

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industry
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history
Price/Tangible Book 0.71
ALSK's Price/Tangible Book is ranked higher than
88% of the 301 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 2.85 vs. ALSK: 0.71 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Tangible Book only.
ALSK' s 10-Year Price/Tangible Book Range
Min: 0.55  Med: 0.79 Max: 244.8
Current: 0.71
0.55
244.8
Price/Projected FCF 0.32
ALSK's Price/Projected FCF is ranked higher than
93% of the 193 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.36 vs. ALSK: 0.32 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Projected FCF only.
ALSK' s 10-Year Price/Projected FCF Range
Min: 0.22  Med: 2.37 Max: 11.35
Current: 0.32
0.22
11.35
Price/Median PS Value 0.36
ALSK's Price/Median PS Value is ranked higher than
93% of the 360 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.03 vs. ALSK: 0.36 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Median PS Value only.
ALSK' s 10-Year Price/Median PS Value Range
Min: 0.18  Med: 0.80 Max: 1.87
Current: 0.36
0.18
1.87
Price/Graham Number 0.50
ALSK's Price/Graham Number is ranked higher than
93% of the 176 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.58 vs. ALSK: 0.50 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Graham Number only.
ALSK' s 10-Year Price/Graham Number Range
Min: 0.14  Med: 0.29 Max: 6.21
Current: 0.5
0.14
6.21
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) 24.30
ALSK's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
95% of the 447 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 4.70 vs. ALSK: 24.30 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) only.
ALSK' s 10-Year Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: 1.1  Med: 5.00 Max: 52.4
Current: 24.3
1.1
52.4
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) 23.47
ALSK's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) is ranked higher than
78% of the 238 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 9.72 vs. ALSK: 23.47 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) only.
ALSK' s 10-Year Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) Range
Min: -12.4  Med: 1.20 Max: 54.1
Current: 23.47
-12.4
54.1

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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