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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 : 3/10

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industry
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history
Cash to Debt 0.15
BCOM's Cash to Debt is ranked lower than
71% of the 459 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 0.40 vs. BCOM: 0.15 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Cash to Debt only.
BCOM' s Cash to Debt Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.02  Med: 0.23 Max: N/A
Current: 0.15
Equity to Asset 0.06
BCOM's Equity to Asset is ranked lower than
92% of the 455 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 0.40 vs. BCOM: 0.06 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Equity to Asset only.
BCOM' s Equity to Asset Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.03  Med: 0.06 Max: 0.61
Current: 0.06
0.03
0.61
Interest Coverage 2.02
BCOM's Interest Coverage is ranked lower than
79% of the 366 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 7.10 vs. BCOM: 2.02 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Interest Coverage only.
BCOM' s Interest Coverage Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1.34  Med: 2.53 Max: 3.39
Current: 2.02
1.34
3.39
F-Score: 5
Z-Score: 0.82
M-Score: -3.18
WACC vs ROIC
4.28%
4.70%
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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history
Operating margin (%) 18.18
BCOM's Operating margin (%) is ranked higher than
80% of the 455 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 7.32 vs. BCOM: 18.18 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Operating margin (%) only.
BCOM' s Operating margin (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 7.45  Med: 14.18 Max: 28.48
Current: 18.18
7.45
28.48
Net-margin (%) -1.34
BCOM's Net-margin (%) is ranked lower than
72% of the 457 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 3.35 vs. BCOM: -1.34 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Net-margin (%) only.
BCOM' s Net-margin (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -1.9  Med: 0.94 Max: 12.53
Current: -1.34
-1.9
12.53
ROE (%) -10.78
BCOM's ROE (%) is ranked lower than
80% of the 443 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 5.88 vs. BCOM: -10.78 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROE (%) only.
BCOM' s ROE (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -20.11  Med: 6.18 Max: 20.94
Current: -10.78
-20.11
20.94
ROA (%) -0.61
BCOM's ROA (%) is ranked lower than
69% of the 464 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 2.38 vs. BCOM: -0.61 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROA (%) only.
BCOM' s ROA (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -1.06  Med: 0.41 Max: 7.37
Current: -0.61
-1.06
7.37
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) 26.66
BCOM's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
67% of the 461 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 14.10 vs. BCOM: 26.66 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) only.
BCOM' s ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 19  Med: 29 Max: 94.07
Current: 26.66
19
94.07
Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) -1.20
BCOM's Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked lower than
61% of the 395 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 2.60 vs. BCOM: -1.20 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) only.
BCOM' s Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -7.3  Med: 48.5 Max: 105.9
Current: -1.2
-7.3
105.9
EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) -2.30
BCOM's EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked lower than
62% of the 335 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.70 vs. BCOM: -2.30 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) only.
BCOM' s EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0  Med: 56 Max: 146.2
Current: -2.3
0
146.2
EPS Growth (3Y)(%) 66.10
BCOM's EPS Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
95% of the 286 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: -2.00 vs. BCOM: 66.10 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EPS Growth (3Y)(%) only.
BCOM' s EPS Growth (3Y)(%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -51.9  Med: 38.3 Max: 66.1
Current: 66.1
-51.9
66.1
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Business Description

Industry: Communication Services » Telecom Services    NAICS: 517410    SIC: 4812
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Traded in other countries:BCOM.Israel,
B Communications Ltd provides communications services in Israel. The Company's services include domestic fixed-line, cellular & international communication services, Internet services, multi-channel television.

B Communications Ltd was organized in 1999 as "Gold E Ltd". The Company is engaged in the telecommunications sector. It is a provider of communications services in Israel, providing telecommunications operations and services, including domestic fixed-line, cellular and international communication services, Internet services, multi-channel television, television and radio broadcasts, satellite broadcasts, customer call centers, maintenance and development of communications infrastructures, provision of communications services to other communications providers and the supply and maintenance of equipment on customer premises, which is referred to as network end point, or NEP services. The Company's segments include Domestic fixed-line communications; Cellular communications; International communications and Internet services; and Multi-channel television.

Ratios

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Forward P/E 1.73
BCOM's Forward P/E is ranked higher than
99% of the 107 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 16.61 vs. BCOM: 1.73 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward P/E only.
N/A
Price/Owner Earnings (ttm) 2.65
BCOM's Price/Owner Earnings (ttm) is ranked higher than
96% of the 235 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 17.80 vs. BCOM: 2.65 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Owner Earnings (ttm) only.
BCOM' s Price/Owner Earnings (ttm) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.13  Med: 2.32 Max: 43.4
Current: 2.65
0.13
43.4
P/B 1.96
BCOM's P/B is ranked higher than
62% of the 486 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 2.32 vs. BCOM: 1.96 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/B only.
BCOM' s P/B Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.14  Med: 1.78 Max: 3.5
Current: 1.96
0.14
3.5
P/S 0.22
BCOM's P/S is ranked higher than
95% of the 484 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.49 vs. BCOM: 0.22 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/S only.
BCOM' s P/S Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.02  Med: 0.25 Max: 3.68
Current: 0.22
0.02
3.68
PFCF 1.47
BCOM's PFCF is ranked higher than
98% of the 250 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 16.40 vs. BCOM: 1.47 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PFCF only.
BCOM' s PFCF Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.1  Med: 1.92 Max: 42.23
Current: 1.47
0.1
42.23
POCF 0.88
BCOM's POCF is ranked higher than
97% of the 334 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 6.51 vs. BCOM: 0.88 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful POCF only.
BCOM' s POCF Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.07  Med: 1.03 Max: 43.98
Current: 0.88
0.07
43.98
EV-to-EBIT 8.27
BCOM's EV-to-EBIT is ranked higher than
88% of the 386 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 17.75 vs. BCOM: 8.27 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EV-to-EBIT only.
BCOM' s EV-to-EBIT Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1.7  Med: 7.5 Max: 17.5
Current: 8.27
1.7
17.5
EV-to-EBITDA 3.88
BCOM's EV-to-EBITDA is ranked higher than
90% of the 422 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 8.93 vs. BCOM: 3.88 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EV-to-EBITDA only.
BCOM' s EV-to-EBITDA Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.7  Med: 3.9 Max: 12.5
Current: 3.88
0.7
12.5
Current Ratio 0.88
BCOM's Current Ratio is ranked lower than
64% of the 449 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.10 vs. BCOM: 0.88 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Current Ratio only.
BCOM' s Current Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.23  Med: 1.16 Max: 2.1
Current: 0.88
0.23
2.1
Quick Ratio 0.86
BCOM's Quick Ratio is ranked lower than
61% of the 449 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.03 vs. BCOM: 0.86 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Quick Ratio only.
BCOM' s Quick Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.23  Med: 1.14 Max: 2.1
Current: 0.86
0.23
2.1
Days Sales Outstanding 71.60
BCOM's Days Sales Outstanding is ranked lower than
70% of the 348 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 46.91 vs. BCOM: 71.60 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Sales Outstanding only.
BCOM' s Days Sales Outstanding Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 2.49  Med: 88.61 Max: 206.23
Current: 71.6
2.49
206.23

Dividend & Buy Back

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Dividend Yield 15.22
BCOM's Dividend Yield is ranked higher than
100% of the 754 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 3.01 vs. BCOM: 15.22 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Dividend Yield only.
BCOM' s Dividend Yield Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 3.04  Med: 4.84 Max: 19.15
Current: 15.22
3.04
19.15
Forward Dividend Yield 17.68
BCOM's Forward Dividend Yield is ranked higher than
100% of the 730 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 3.81 vs. BCOM: 17.68 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward Dividend Yield only.
N/A
Yield on cost (5-Year) 15.21
BCOM's Yield on cost (5-Year) is ranked higher than
99% of the 793 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 4.66 vs. BCOM: 15.21 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Yield on cost (5-Year) only.
BCOM' s Yield on cost (5-Year) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 2.99  Med: 4.78 Max: 18.9
Current: 15.21
2.99
18.9

Valuation & Return

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Price/Projected FCF 0.12
BCOM's Price/Projected FCF is ranked higher than
98% of the 234 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.45 vs. BCOM: 0.12 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Projected FCF only.
BCOM' s Price/Projected FCF Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.04  Med: 0.11 Max: 3.77
Current: 0.12
0.04
3.77
Price/Median PS Value 0.91
BCOM's Price/Median PS Value is ranked higher than
72% of the 429 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.07 vs. BCOM: 0.91 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Median PS Value only.
BCOM' s Price/Median PS Value Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.13  Med: 1 Max: 14.79
Current: 0.91
0.13
14.79
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) 12.10
BCOM's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
90% of the 493 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 4.30 vs. BCOM: 12.10 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) only.
BCOM' s Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 5.7  Med: 13.3 Max: 58.2
Current: 12.1
5.7
58.2
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) 85.45
BCOM's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) is ranked higher than
99% of the 247 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 7.98 vs. BCOM: 85.45 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) only.
BCOM' s Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -0.2  Med: 98.05 Max: 225.5
Current: 85.45
-0.2
225.5

More Statistics

Revenue (TTM) (Mil) $2,716
EPS (TTM) $ -1.21
Beta1.29
Short Percentage of Float0.00%
52-Week Range $17.99 - 31.86
Shares Outstanding (Mil)29.89

Analyst Estimate

Dec16 Dec17 Dec18 Dec19
Revenue (Mil $) 10,268 10,307 10,352 10,417
EPS ($) -5.32 11.85 12.06 12.13
EPS w/o NRI ($) -5.32 11.85 12.06 12.13
EPS Growth Rate
(3Y to 5Y Estimate)
N/A
Dividends Per Share ($)
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