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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
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Cash to Debt 0.22
ALSK's Cash to Debt is ranked lower than
66% of the 466 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 0.43 vs. ALSK: 0.22 )
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: 0.22
0
0.3
Equity to Asset 0.33
ALSK's Equity to Asset is ranked lower than
63% of the 456 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 0.41 vs. ALSK: 0.33 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Equity to Asset only.
ALSK' s Equity to Asset Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -0.09  Med: 0.02 Max: 0.33
Current: 0.33
-0.09
0.33
Interest Coverage 1.58
ALSK's Interest Coverage is ranked lower than
89% of the 317 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 8.81 vs. ALSK: 1.58 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Interest Coverage only.
ALSK' s Interest Coverage Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.44  Med: 1.40 Max: 6.46
Current: 1.58
0.44
6.46
F-Score: 7
Z-Score: 1.05
M-Score: -3.30
WACC vs ROIC
4.45%
6.08%
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 : 6/10

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Operating margin (%) 16.65
ALSK's Operating margin (%) is ranked higher than
73% of the 465 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 8.58 vs. ALSK: 16.65 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Operating margin (%) only.
ALSK' s Operating margin (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 4.22  Med: 13.16 Max: 73.64
Current: 16.65
4.22
73.64
Net-margin (%) 2.86
ALSK's Net-margin (%) is ranked lower than
57% of the 465 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 4.47 vs. ALSK: 2.86 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Net-margin (%) only.
ALSK' s Net-margin (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -12.74  Med: 1.98 Max: 45.42
Current: 2.86
-12.74
45.42
ROE (%) 4.96
ALSK's ROE (%) is ranked lower than
57% of the 445 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 7.28 vs. ALSK: 4.96 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROE (%) only.
ALSK' s ROE (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -642.61  Med: 59.15 Max: 670.77
Current: 4.96
-642.61
670.77
ROA (%) 1.22
ALSK's ROA (%) is ranked lower than
61% of the 476 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 2.77 vs. ALSK: 1.22 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROA (%) only.
ALSK' s ROA (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -6.86  Med: 1.21 Max: 23.64
Current: 1.22
-6.86
23.64
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) 10.70
ALSK's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked lower than
58% of the 469 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 15.10 vs. ALSK: 10.70 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) only.
ALSK' s ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -1.42  Med: 9.54 Max: 66.62
Current: 10.7
-1.42
66.62
Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) -6.00
ALSK's Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked lower than
73% of the 401 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 2.50 vs. ALSK: -6.00 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) only.
ALSK' s Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
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
86% of the 338 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.00 vs. ALSK: -19.10 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) only.
ALSK' s EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -32.6  Med: -2.10 Max: 42.1
Current: -19.1
-32.6
42.1
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Guru Trades

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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Q2 2015

ALSK Guru Trades in Q2 2015

Charles Brandes 82,096 sh (+353.67%)
Jim Simons 1,143,988 sh (+233.52%)
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Q3 2015

ALSK Guru Trades in Q3 2015

Jim Simons 1,215,940 sh (+6.29%)
Charles Brandes 82,096 sh (unchged)
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Ratios

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history
P/E(ttm) 10.64
ALSK's P/E(ttm) is ranked higher than
78% of the 659 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 17.07 vs. ALSK: 10.64 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/E(ttm) only.
ALSK' s P/E(ttm) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.64  Med: 10.70 Max: 666.25
Current: 10.64
0.64
666.25
Forward P/E 1.59
ALSK's Forward P/E is ranked higher than
99% of the 464 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 15.31 vs. ALSK: 1.59 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward P/E only.
N/A
PE(NRI) 10.84
ALSK's PE(NRI) is ranked higher than
79% of the 430 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 17.50 vs. ALSK: 10.84 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PE(NRI) only.
ALSK' s PE(NRI) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.66  Med: 7.04 Max: 533
Current: 10.84
0.66
533
P/B 0.45
ALSK's P/B is ranked higher than
95% of the 712 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 2.00 vs. ALSK: 0.45 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/B only.
ALSK' s P/B Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.45  Med: 8.10 Max: 522.5
Current: 0.45
0.45
522.5
P/S 0.28
ALSK's P/S is ranked higher than
92% of the 712 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.06 vs. ALSK: 0.28 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/S only.
ALSK' s P/S Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.21  Med: 1.01 Max: 2.06
Current: 0.28
0.21
2.06
POCF 4.41
ALSK's POCF is ranked higher than
72% of the 677 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 7.44 vs. ALSK: 4.41 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful POCF only.
ALSK' s POCF Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.87  Med: 4.46 Max: 8.56
Current: 4.41
0.87
8.56
EV-to-EBIT 5.45
ALSK's EV-to-EBIT is ranked higher than
92% of the 704 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 14.71 vs. ALSK: 5.45 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EV-to-EBIT only.
ALSK' s EV-to-EBIT Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -94.1  Med: 17.80 Max: 676.1
Current: 5.45
-94.1
676.1
EV-to-EBITDA 3.04
ALSK's EV-to-EBITDA is ranked higher than
90% of the 709 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 8.08 vs. ALSK: 3.04 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EV-to-EBITDA only.
ALSK' s EV-to-EBITDA Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1.6  Med: 7.90 Max: 10.5
Current: 3.04
1.6
10.5
Shiller P/E 2.02
ALSK's Shiller P/E is ranked higher than
96% of the 212 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 16.02 vs. ALSK: 2.02 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Shiller P/E only.
ALSK' s Shiller P/E Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 2.02  Med: 3.79 Max: 82.33
Current: 2.02
2.02
82.33
Current Ratio 1.43
ALSK's Current Ratio is ranked higher than
61% of the 459 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.13 vs. ALSK: 1.43 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Current Ratio only.
ALSK' s Current Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.89  Med: 1.33 Max: 2.85
Current: 1.43
0.89
2.85
Quick Ratio 1.36
ALSK's Quick Ratio is ranked higher than
63% of the 459 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.04 vs. ALSK: 1.36 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Quick Ratio only.
ALSK' s Quick Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.79  Med: 1.19 Max: 2.69
Current: 1.36
0.79
2.69
Days Inventory 15.58
ALSK's Days Inventory is ranked higher than
52% of the 349 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 16.14 vs. ALSK: 15.58 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Inventory only.
ALSK' s Days Inventory Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 12.2  Med: 17.15 Max: 27.47
Current: 15.58
12.2
27.47
Days Sales Outstanding 35.26
ALSK's Days Sales Outstanding is ranked higher than
65% of the 361 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 47.67 vs. ALSK: 35.26 )
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: 45.88
Current: 35.26
35.64
45.88
Days Payable 50.52
ALSK's Days Payable is ranked lower than
61% of the 307 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 64.06 vs. ALSK: 50.52 )
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: 50.52
33.83
204.66

Dividend & Buy Back

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Dividend Yield 2.55
ALSK's Dividend Yield is ranked lower than
78% of the 706 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 3.53 vs. ALSK: 2.55 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Dividend Yield only.
ALSK' s Dividend Yield Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1.37  Med: 7.94 Max: 30.11
Current: 2.55
1.37
30.11
Dividend Growth (3y) -100.00
ALSK's Dividend Growth (3y) is ranked lower than
84% of the 193 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 Dividend Growth (3y) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0  Med: -100.00 Max: 66.9
Current: -100
0
66.9
Yield on cost (5-Year) 2.55
ALSK's Yield on cost (5-Year) is ranked lower than
78% of the 706 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 4.06 vs. ALSK: 2.55 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Yield on cost (5-Year) only.
ALSK' s Yield on cost (5-Year) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1.37  Med: 7.94 Max: 30.11
Current: 2.55
1.37
30.11
3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio -2.80
ALSK's 3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio is ranked lower than
63% of the 304 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: -1.00 vs. ALSK: -2.80 )
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: -51  Med: -1.50 Max: 20.7
Current: -2.8
-51
20.7

Valuation & Return

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history
Price/Tangible Book 0.47
ALSK's Price/Tangible Book is ranked higher than
93% of the 553 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 9999.00 vs. ALSK: 0.47 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Tangible Book only.
ALSK' s Price/Tangible Book Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.55  Med: 0.79 Max: 244.8
Current: 0.47
0.55
244.8
Price/Projected FCF 0.26
ALSK's Price/Projected FCF is ranked higher than
96% of the 533 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.15 vs. ALSK: 0.26 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Projected FCF only.
ALSK' s Price/Projected FCF Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.22  Med: 2.05 Max: 11.35
Current: 0.26
0.22
11.35
Price/Median PS Value 0.28
ALSK's Price/Median PS Value is ranked higher than
96% of the 709 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 9999.00 vs. ALSK: 0.28 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Median PS Value only.
ALSK' s Price/Median PS Value Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.18  Med: 0.75 Max: 1.87
Current: 0.28
0.18
1.87
Price/Graham Number 0.47
ALSK's Price/Graham Number is ranked higher than
92% of the 494 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.64 vs. ALSK: 0.47 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Graham Number only.
ALSK' s Price/Graham Number Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.16  Med: 1.49 Max: 22.8
Current: 0.47
0.16
22.8
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) 18.37
ALSK's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
93% of the 457 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 4.30 vs. ALSK: 18.37 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) only.
ALSK' s Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.1  Med: 5.40 Max: 51.9
Current: 18.37
0.1
51.9
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) 14.16
ALSK's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) is ranked higher than
63% of the 249 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 10.22 vs. ALSK: 14.16 )
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: 1.65 Max: 54.4
Current: 14.16
-11.7
54.4

More Statistics

Revenue(Mil) $254
EPS $ 0.13
Beta-0.20
Short Percentage of Float0.48%
52-Week Range $1.30 - 2.58
Shares Outstanding(Mil)50.41

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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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