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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 : 5/10

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industry
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history
Equity to Asset -0.32
CBB's Equity to Asset is ranked higher than
56% of the 792 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 0.40 vs. CBB: -0.32 )
CBB' s 10-Year Equity to Asset Range
Min: -1.79   Max: 0.46
Current: -0.32

-1.79
0.46
Interest Coverage 0.90
CBB's Interest Coverage is ranked higher than
58% of the 563 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 7.26 vs. CBB: 0.90 )
CBB' s 10-Year Interest Coverage Range
Min: 0.39   Max: 7.22
Current: 0.9

0.39
7.22
F-Score: 4
Z-Score: -1.79
M-Score: 1.63
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 : 4/10

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industry
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history
Operating margin (%) 13.03
CBB's Operating margin (%) is ranked higher than
82% of the 788 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 12.85 vs. CBB: 13.03 )
CBB' s 10-Year Operating margin (%) Range
Min: -96.09   Max: 43.91
Current: 13.03

-96.09
43.91
Net-margin (%) -4.35
CBB's Net-margin (%) is ranked higher than
63% of the 788 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 6.98 vs. CBB: -4.35 )
CBB' s 10-Year Net-margin (%) Range
Min: -194.63   Max: 85.5
Current: -4.35

-194.63
85.5
ROA (%) -2.60
CBB's ROA (%) is ranked higher than
63% of the 792 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 4.69 vs. CBB: -2.60 )
CBB' s 10-Year ROA (%) Range
Min: -291.91   Max: 64.23
Current: -2.6

-291.91
64.23
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) 18.05
CBB's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
76% of the 784 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 22.49 vs. CBB: 18.05 )
CBB' s 10-Year ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: -241.21   Max: 76.1
Current: 18.05

-241.21
76.1
Revenue Growth (%) -3.30
CBB's Revenue Growth (%) is ranked higher than
71% of the 680 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 3.70 vs. CBB: -3.30 )
CBB' s 10-Year Revenue Growth (%) Range
Min: -44.2   Max: 17.8
Current: -3.3

-44.2
17.8
EBITDA Growth (%) -12.30
CBB's EBITDA Growth (%) is ranked higher than
70% of the 606 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.70 vs. CBB: -12.30 )
CBB' s 10-Year EBITDA Growth (%) Range
Min: -49.8   Max: 162.1
Current: -12.3

-49.8
162.1
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Cash & Debt
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Guru Trades

Q1 2013

CBB Guru Trades in Q1 2013

Jim Simons 1,364,035 sh (New)
Whitney Tilson 575,068 sh (New)
Louis Moore Bacon 727,100 sh (New)
Paul Tudor Jones 44,300 sh (New)
Steven Cohen 57,752 sh (+142.16%)
Mario Gabelli 13,771,259 sh (+0.31%)
Whitney Tilson 226,900 sh (unchged)
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Q2 2013

CBB Guru Trades in Q2 2013

Whitney Tilson 239,100 sh (unchged)
Whitney Tilson Sold Out
Paul Tudor Jones Sold Out
Louis Moore Bacon Sold Out
Mario Gabelli 13,253,320 sh (-3.76%)
Jim Simons 1,304,500 sh (-4.36%)
Steven Cohen 41,200 sh (-28.66%)
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Q3 2013

CBB Guru Trades in Q3 2013

Whitney Tilson 28,028 sh (New)
Steven Cohen 57,684 sh (+40.01%)
Mario Gabelli 13,562,172 sh (+2.33%)
Jim Simons 1,219,559 sh (-6.51%)
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Q4 2013

CBB Guru Trades in Q4 2013

Paul Tudor Jones 32,421 sh (New)
Louis Moore Bacon 290,000 sh (New)
Joel Greenblatt 28,620 sh (New)
Mario Gabelli 13,661,922 sh (+0.74%)
Whitney Tilson Sold Out
Jim Simons 828,800 sh (-32.04%)
Steven Cohen 13,132 sh (-77.23%)
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Insider Trades

Latest Guru Trades with CBB

GuruDate Trades Impact to Portfolio Price Range * (?) Current Price Change from Average Current Shares
Joel Greenblatt 2013-12-31 New Buy$2.63 - $3.63 $ 3.4511%28620
John Keeley 2012-12-31 Sold Out 0.03%$4.87 - $5.69 $ 3.45-35%0
John Keeley 2012-09-30 New Buy0.03%$3.57 - $5.7 $ 3.45-22%206008
Joel Greenblatt 2012-03-31 Sold Out 0.04%$3.14 - $4.18 $ 3.451%0
Wilbur Ross 2011-12-31 Sold Out 0.02%$2.8 - $3.28 $ 3.4514%0
Charles Brandes 2011-12-31 Sold Out 0.0004%$2.8 - $3.28 $ 3.4514%0
Joel Greenblatt 2011-09-30 New Buy0.04%$2.84 - $3.6 $ 3.457%83557
John Keeley 2011-09-30 Sold Out 0.0337%$2.84 - $3.6 $ 3.457%0
John Keeley 2011-06-30 New Buy0.03%$2.64 - $3.3 $ 3.4517%622500
Wilbur Ross 2011-06-30 New Buy0.02%$2.64 - $3.3 $ 3.4517%78473
Charles Brandes 2011-06-30 New Buy$2.64 - $3.3 $ 3.4517%14400
Mario Gabelli 2011-03-31 Reduce -33.81%0.13%$2.46 - $3.12 $ 3.4526%12798483
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Preferred stocks of Cincinnati Bell Inc

SymbolPriceYieldDescription
CBBPRB0.027.27Depositary Shares Each Representing a 1/20th interest in a share of 6 3/4% Cumulative Convertible Pr

Ratios

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P/S 0.57
CBB's P/S is ranked higher than
89% of the 822 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.46 vs. CBB: 0.57 )
CBB' s 10-Year P/S Range
Min: 0.24   Max: 14.73
Current: 0.57

0.24
14.73
EV-to-EBIT 18.90
CBB's EV-to-EBIT is ranked higher than
53% of the 711 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 14.25 vs. CBB: 18.90 )
CBB' s 10-Year EV-to-EBIT Range
Min: 4.7   Max: 101.4
Current: 18.9

4.7
101.4
Shiller P/E 39.60
CBB's Shiller P/E is ranked lower than
54% of the 482 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 15.99 vs. CBB: 39.60 )
CBB' s 10-Year Shiller P/E Range
Min: 1.32   Max: 40.1
Current: 39.6

1.32
40.1

Valuation & Return

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Price/Median PS Value 0.80
CBB's Price/Median PS Value is ranked higher than
89% of the 736 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.00 vs. CBB: 0.80 )
CBB' s 10-Year Price/Median PS Value Range
Min: 0.49   Max: 8.54
Current: 0.8

0.49
8.54
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) 5.30
CBB's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) is ranked higher than
62% of the 716 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 7.00 vs. CBB: 5.30 )
CBB' s 10-Year Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) Range
Min: 1   Max: 21.2
Current: 5.3

1
21.2
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) 4.25
CBB's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) is ranked higher than
79% of the 623 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 8.96 vs. CBB: 4.25 )
CBB' s 10-Year Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) Range
Min: -23.5   Max: 38.3
Current: 4.25

-23.5
38.3

Business Description

Industry: Communication Services » Telecom Services
Compare:CHU, VOD, T, VZ, AMOV » details
Traded in other countries:CIB.Germany
Cincinnati Bell Inc., is an Ohio corporation incorporated in 1983. The Company is a full-service regional provider of data and voice communications services and equipment over wireline and wireless networks. The Company provides telecommunications services to businesses and consumers in the Greater Cincinnati and Dayton areas primarily on its owned wireline and wireless networks with a well-regarded brand name and reputation for service. The Company also provides business customers with outsourced data center operations including related managed services in world class, state-of-the-art data center facilities. The Company operates in four segments: Wireline, Wireless, IT Services and Hardware and Data Center Colocation. The Wireline segment provides local voice, data, long distance, entertainment, voice over internet protocol (VoIP), and other services over its owned and other wireline networks. Local voice services include local telephone service, switched access, and value-added services such as caller identification, voicemail, call waiting, and call return. Data services include high-speed internet using digital subscriber line (DSL) technology and over fiber using its gigabit passive optical network (GPON). The Wireless segment provides advanced digital voice and data communications services through the operation of a regional wireless network in the Company's licensed service territory, which surrounds Cincinnati and Dayton, Ohio and includes areas of northern Kentucky and southeastern Indiana. The Data Center Colocation segment provides data center colocation services to primarily large businesses. IT Services and Hardware provides managed and outsourced IT and telecommunications services along with the sale, installation, and maintenance of major branded IT and telephony equipment. The Wireline segment faces competition from other local exchange carriers, wireless service providers, inter-exchange carriers, cable, broadband, and internet service providers. The Data Center Colocation and IT Services and Hardware segments compete against numerous other data center colocation, information technology consulting, web-hosting, and computer system integration companies, many of which are large in scope and well-financed. The Company's operations are subject to laws and regulations relating to the protection of the environment, health, and human safety, including those governing the management and disposal of, and exposure to, hazardous materials and the cleanup of contamination, and the emission of radio frequency.

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