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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 : 7/10

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industry
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history
Cash to Debt 0.06
ALSK's Cash to Debt is ranked higher than
62% of the 871 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 0.32 vs. ALSK: 0.06 )
ALSK' s 10-Year Cash to Debt Range
Min: 0   Max: 0.22
Current: 0.06

0
0.22
Equity to Asset 0.19
ALSK's Equity to Asset is ranked higher than
65% of the 869 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 0.39 vs. ALSK: 0.19 )
ALSK' s 10-Year Equity to Asset Range
Min: -0.09   Max: 0.27
Current: 0.19

-0.09
0.27
Interest Coverage 6.37
ALSK's Interest Coverage is ranked higher than
76% of the 612 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 5.91 vs. ALSK: 6.37 )
ALSK' s 10-Year Interest Coverage Range
Min: 0.2   Max: 6.37
Current: 6.37

0.2
6.37
F-Score: 5
Z-Score: 1.56
M-Score: -1.54
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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Operating margin (%) 73.79
ALSK's Operating margin (%) is ranked higher than
100% of the 891 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 13.42 vs. ALSK: 73.79 )
ALSK' s 10-Year Operating margin (%) Range
Min: -6.69   Max: 72.62
Current: 73.79

-6.69
72.62
Net-margin (%) 36.34
ALSK's Net-margin (%) is ranked higher than
98% of the 891 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 6.99 vs. ALSK: 36.34 )
ALSK' s 10-Year Net-margin (%) Range
Min: -54.42   Max: 44.82
Current: 36.34

-54.42
44.82
ROE (%) 105.40
ALSK's ROE (%) is ranked higher than
99% of the 859 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 11.81 vs. ALSK: 105.40 )
ALSK' s 10-Year ROE (%) Range
Min: -709.85   Max: 670.77
Current: 105.4

-709.85
670.77
ROA (%) 16.14
ALSK's ROA (%) is ranked higher than
97% of the 894 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 4.47 vs. ALSK: 16.14 )
ALSK' s 10-Year ROA (%) Range
Min: -22.4   Max: 23.64
Current: 16.14

-22.4
23.64
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) 65.48
ALSK's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
92% of the 892 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 21.68 vs. ALSK: 65.48 )
ALSK' s 10-Year ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: -4.53   Max: 66.3
Current: 65.48

-4.53
66.3
Revenue Growth (%) -8.30
ALSK's Revenue Growth (%) is ranked higher than
68% of the 800 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 3.90 vs. ALSK: -8.30 )
ALSK' s 10-Year Revenue Growth (%) Range
Min: -20   Max: 24.3
Current: -8.3

-20
24.3
EBITDA Growth (%) 27.70
ALSK's EBITDA Growth (%) is ranked higher than
94% of the 699 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 3.40 vs. ALSK: 27.70 )
ALSK' s 10-Year EBITDA Growth (%) Range
Min: -32.6   Max: 42.1
Current: 27.7

-32.6
42.1
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Financials


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Guru Trades

Q2 2013

ALSK Guru Trades in Q2 2013

Jim Simons 606,940 sh (+41.18%)
Joel Greenblatt Sold Out
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Q3 2013

ALSK Guru Trades in Q3 2013

Jim Simons 862,040 sh (+42.03%)
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Q4 2013

ALSK Guru Trades in Q4 2013

Jim Simons 211,100 sh (-75.51%)
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Q1 2014

ALSK Guru Trades in Q1 2014

Jim Simons Sold Out
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Insider Trades

Latest Guru Trades with ALSK

(List those with share number changes of more than 20%, or impact to portfolio more than 0.1%)

GuruDate Trades Impact to Portfolio Price Range * (?) Current Price Change from Average Current Shares
Joel Greenblatt 2013-06-30 Sold Out 0.01%$1.6 - $1.92 $ 1.66-4%0
Joel Greenblatt 2012-12-31 Reduce -35.3%0.01%$1.91 - $2.34 $ 1.66-22%117374
Joel Greenblatt 2012-03-31 Add 32.65%0.01%$2.63 - $3.36 $ 1.66-40%173398
Joel Greenblatt 2011-12-31 Add 24.03%0.01%$2.91 - $7.84 $ 1.66-70%130714
Joel Greenblatt 2011-09-30 Add 66.1%0.04%$6.58 - $8.86 $ 1.66-78%105386
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Ratios

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history
P/E(ttm) 0.80
ALSK's P/E(ttm) is ranked higher than
100% of the 944 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 23.10 vs. ALSK: 0.80 )
ALSK' s 10-Year P/E(ttm) Range
Min: 0.64   Max: 666.25
Current: 0.8

0.64
666.25
P/B 0.59
ALSK's P/B is ranked higher than
99% of the 944 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 3.49 vs. ALSK: 0.59 )
ALSK' s 10-Year P/B Range
Min: 0.58   Max: 1045
Current: 0.59

0.58
1045
P/S 0.28
ALSK's P/S is ranked higher than
97% of the 944 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.69 vs. ALSK: 0.28 )
ALSK' s 10-Year P/S Range
Min: 0.21   Max: 2.06
Current: 0.28

0.21
2.06
EV-to-EBIT 2.10
ALSK's EV-to-EBIT is ranked higher than
99% of the 944 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 19.27 vs. ALSK: 2.10 )
ALSK' s 10-Year EV-to-EBIT Range
Min: 1.9   Max: 88.7
Current: 2.1

1.9
88.7
PEG 0.06
ALSK's PEG is ranked higher than
100% of the 944 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 9999.00 vs. ALSK: 0.06 )
ALSK' s 10-Year PEG Range
Min: 0.05   Max: 3.38
Current: 0.06

0.05
3.38
Shiller P/E 3.61
ALSK's Shiller P/E is ranked higher than
99% of the 944 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 66.63 vs. ALSK: 3.61 )
ALSK' s 10-Year Shiller P/E Range
Min: 1.94   Max: 418.67
Current: 3.61

1.94
418.67
Current Ratio 1.06
ALSK's Current Ratio is ranked higher than
74% of the 670 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.01 vs. ALSK: 1.06 )
ALSK' s 10-Year Current Ratio Range
Min: 0.89   Max: 2.85
Current: 1.06

0.89
2.85
Quick Ratio 0.92
ALSK's Quick Ratio is ranked higher than
73% of the 670 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 0.96 vs. ALSK: 0.92 )
ALSK' s 10-Year Quick Ratio Range
Min: 0.79   Max: 2.69
Current: 0.92

0.79
2.69

Dividend & Buy Back

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Dividend Yield 2.50
ALSK's Dividend Yield is ranked lower than
63% of the 640 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 3.24 vs. ALSK: 2.50 )
ALSK' s 10-Year Dividend Yield Range
Min: 2.02   Max: 30.11
Current: 2.5

2.02
30.11
Dividend growth (3y) -100.00
ALSK's Dividend growth (3y) is ranked higher than
70% of the 502 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 2.80 vs. ALSK: -100.00 )
ALSK' s 10-Year Dividend growth (3y) Range
Min: 0   Max: 66.9
Current: -100

0
66.9
Yield on cost (5-Year) 2.50
ALSK's Yield on cost (5-Year) is ranked lower than
62% of the 650 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 3.65 vs. ALSK: 2.50 )
ALSK' s 10-Year Yield on cost (5-Year) Range
Min: 2.02   Max: 30.11
Current: 2.5

2.02
30.11
Share Buyback Rate -9.90
ALSK's Share Buyback Rate is ranked higher than
69% of the 651 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: -0.30 vs. ALSK: -9.90 )
ALSK' s 10-Year Share Buyback Rate Range
Min: 20.7   Max: -51
Current: -9.9

Valuation & Return

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Price/Tangible Book 0.62
ALSK's Price/Tangible Book is ranked higher than
99% of the 944 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 25.27 vs. ALSK: 0.62 )
ALSK' s 10-Year Price/Tangible Book Range
Min: 0.67   Max: 244.8
Current: 0.62

0.67
244.8
Price/DCF (Projected) 0.24
ALSK's Price/DCF (Projected) is ranked higher than
99% of the 944 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 3.00 vs. ALSK: 0.24 )
ALSK' s 10-Year Price/DCF (Projected) Range
Min: 0.26   Max: 11.35
Current: 0.24

0.26
11.35
Price/Median PS Value 0.28
ALSK's Price/Median PS Value is ranked higher than
99% of the 944 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.17 vs. ALSK: 0.28 )
ALSK' s 10-Year Price/Median PS Value Range
Min: 0.18   Max: 1.87
Current: 0.28

0.18
1.87
Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value 0.06
ALSK's Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value is ranked higher than
100% of the 944 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 9999.00 vs. ALSK: 0.06 )
ALSK' s 10-Year Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value Range
Min: 0.05   Max: 0.11
Current: 0.06

0.05
0.11
Price/Graham Number 0.14
ALSK's Price/Graham Number is ranked higher than
100% of the 944 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 9999.00 vs. ALSK: 0.14 )
ALSK' s 10-Year Price/Graham Number Range
Min: 0.14   Max: 6.21
Current: 0.14

0.14
6.21
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) 47.60
ALSK's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) is ranked higher than
98% of the 773 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 6.70 vs. ALSK: 47.60 )
ALSK' s 10-Year Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) Range
Min: 1.1   Max: 52.4
Current: 47.6

1.1
52.4
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) 51.60
ALSK's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) is ranked higher than
98% of the 710 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 7.94 vs. ALSK: 51.60 )
ALSK' s 10-Year Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) Range
Min: -30.6   Max: 59.8
Current: 51.6

-30.6
59.8

Business Description

Industry: Communication Services » Telecom Services
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Traded in other countries:QLA.Germany
Alaska Communications Group, Inc., was incorporated in 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 wireline and wireless communications networks extend throughout Alaska and connect to the contiguous states via its two diverse undersea fiber optic cable systems: the AKORN system and the Northstar system. These networks are among the most expansive in Alaska and form the foundation of service to the Company's customers. The Company has two reportable segments namely Wireline and Wireless. The wireline segment comprises four lines of business namely Enterprise, Retail, Wholesale and Access. The segment provides communication and Information Technology services including voice, broadband, multi-protocol label switching, Metro Ethernet, network access, long distance and other IT infrastructure hosting and management services to consumer, carrier, business and government customers throughout Alaska and to and from Alaska. The wireless segment provides facilities-based voice and data services and other value-added services and equipment sales statewide across Alaska and roaming coverage available in the contiguous states, Hawaii and Canada. The Company faces strong competition in its wireline business segment. Competitors include General Communications, Inc. ("GCI"), AT&T and Matanuska Telephone Association, Inc.
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