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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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history
Cash to Debt 0.10
CBB's Cash to Debt is ranked higher than
67% of the 946 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 0.31 vs. CBB: 0.10 )
CBB' s 10-Year Cash to Debt Range
Min: 0   Max: 0.23
Current: 0.1

0
0.23
Equity to Asset -0.30
CBB's Equity to Asset is ranked higher than
59% of the 906 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 0.38 vs. CBB: -0.30 )
CBB' s 10-Year Equity to Asset Range
Min: -1.79   Max: 0.46
Current: -0.3

-1.79
0.46
Interest Coverage 0.90
CBB's Interest Coverage is ranked higher than
63% of the 637 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 6.37 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: 7
Z-Score: -0.94
M-Score: 12.55
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 (%) 11.62
CBB's Operating margin (%) is ranked higher than
83% of the 949 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 12.00 vs. CBB: 11.62 )
CBB' s 10-Year Operating margin (%) Range
Min: -96.09   Max: 43.91
Current: 11.62

-96.09
43.91
Net-margin (%) 5.15
CBB's Net-margin (%) is ranked higher than
80% of the 949 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 6.41 vs. CBB: 5.15 )
CBB' s 10-Year Net-margin (%) Range
Min: -194.63   Max: 85.5
Current: 5.15

-194.63
85.5
ROA (%) 3.02
CBB's ROA (%) is ranked higher than
78% of the 957 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 4.44 vs. CBB: 3.02 )
CBB' s 10-Year ROA (%) Range
Min: -109.22   Max: 75.55
Current: 3.02

-109.22
75.55
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) 16.66
CBB's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
80% of the 955 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 21.42 vs. CBB: 16.66 )
CBB' s 10-Year ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: -106.62   Max: 77.43
Current: 16.66

-106.62
77.43
Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) -3.30
CBB's Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
74% of the 846 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 3.90 vs. CBB: -3.30 )
CBB' s 10-Year Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: -44.2   Max: 17.8
Current: -3.3

-44.2
17.8
EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) -12.30
CBB's EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
71% of the 755 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 3.30 vs. CBB: -12.30 )
CBB' s 10-Year EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: -49.8   Max: 162.1
Current: -12.3

-49.8
162.1
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Cash & Debt
Oprt. Cash Flow & Free Cash Flow

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Guru Trades

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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Q1 2014

CBB Guru Trades in Q1 2014

Joel Greenblatt 400,045 sh (+1297.78%)
Steven Cohen 15,025 sh (+14.42%)
Louis Moore Bacon Sold Out
Jim Simons Sold Out
Mario Gabelli 13,533,655 sh (-0.94%)
Paul Tudor Jones 31,338 sh (-3.34%)
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Q2 2014

CBB Guru Trades in Q2 2014

Jim Simons 52,831 sh (New)
Joel Greenblatt 1,194,524 sh (+198.6%)
Mario Gabelli 13,918,415 sh (+2.84%)
Paul Tudor Jones 14,181 sh (-54.75%)
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Q3 2014

CBB Guru Trades in Q3 2014

Joel Greenblatt 1,375,589 sh (+15.16%)
Mario Gabelli 14,101,690 sh (+1.32%)
Paul Tudor Jones 10,725 sh (-24.37%)
Jim Simons 39,906 sh (-24.46%)
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Insider Trades

Latest Guru Trades with CBB

(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 2014-06-30 Add 198.6%0.04%$3.19 - $3.95 $ 3.19-13%1194524
Joel Greenblatt 2014-03-31 Add 1297.78%0.02%$3.25 - $3.75 $ 3.19-10%400045
Whitney Tilson 2013-12-31 Sold Out 0.12%$2.63 - $3.63 $ 3.192%0
Joel Greenblatt 2013-12-31 New Buy$2.63 - $3.63 $ 3.192%28620
Whitney Tilson 2013-09-30 New Buy0.12%$2.76 - $3.51 $ 3.191%28028
Whitney Tilson 2013-06-30 Sold Out 1.6%$2.92 - $3.66 $ 3.19-5%0
Whitney Tilson 2013-03-31 New Buy1.6%$2.94 - $5.57 $ 3.19-26%575068
John Keeley 2012-12-31 Sold Out 0.03%$4.87 - $5.69 $ 3.19-40%0
John Keeley 2012-09-30 New Buy0.03%$3.57 - $5.7 $ 3.19-28%206008
Joel Greenblatt 2012-03-31 Sold Out 0.04%$3.14 - $4.18 $ 3.19-7%0
Wilbur Ross 2011-12-31 Sold Out 0.02%$2.8 - $3.28 $ 3.195%0
Charles Brandes 2011-12-31 Sold Out 0.0004%$2.8 - $3.28 $ 3.195%0
Joel Greenblatt 2011-09-30 New Buy0.04%$2.84 - $3.6 $ 3.19-1%83557
John Keeley 2011-09-30 Sold Out 0.0337%$2.84 - $3.6 $ 3.19-1%0
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Preferred stocks of Cincinnati Bell Inc

SymbolPriceYieldDescription
CBBPRB0.025.28Depositary Shares Each Representing a 1/20th interest in a share of 6 3/4% Cumulative Convertible Pr

Ratios

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industry
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history
P/E(ttm) 12.20
CBB's P/E(ttm) is ranked higher than
94% of the 1024 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 22.90 vs. CBB: 12.20 )
CBB' s 10-Year P/E(ttm) Range
Min: 0.93   Max: 4090
Current: 12.2

0.93
4090
P/S 0.52
CBB's P/S is ranked higher than
93% of the 1024 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.76 vs. CBB: 0.52 )
CBB' s 10-Year P/S Range
Min: 0.24   Max: 14.73
Current: 0.52

0.24
14.73
EV-to-EBIT 16.92
CBB's EV-to-EBIT is ranked higher than
83% of the 1024 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 17.61 vs. CBB: 16.92 )
CBB' s 10-Year EV-to-EBIT Range
Min: -65.6   Max: 99.4
Current: 16.92

-65.6
99.4
Shiller P/E 28.05
CBB's Shiller P/E is ranked higher than
87% of the 1024 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 39.83 vs. CBB: 28.05 )
CBB' s 10-Year Shiller P/E Range
Min: 1.32   Max: 49.38
Current: 28.05

1.32
49.38
Current Ratio 1.12
CBB's Current Ratio is ranked higher than
77% of the 931 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.03 vs. CBB: 1.12 )
CBB' s 10-Year Current Ratio Range
Min: 0.42   Max: 2.25
Current: 1.12

0.42
2.25
Quick Ratio 1.07
CBB's Quick Ratio is ranked higher than
79% of the 931 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 0.97 vs. CBB: 1.07 )
CBB' s 10-Year Quick Ratio Range
Min: 0.41   Max: 2.19
Current: 1.07

0.41
2.19

Valuation & Return

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Price/Median PS Value 0.71
CBB's Price/Median PS Value is ranked higher than
93% of the 1024 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.11 vs. CBB: 0.71 )
CBB' s 10-Year Price/Median PS Value Range
Min: 0.27   Max: 17
Current: 0.71

0.27
17
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) 5.90
CBB's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) is ranked higher than
81% of the 937 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 6.20 vs. CBB: 5.90 )
CBB' s 10-Year Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) Range
Min: 1   Max: 20.9
Current: 5.9

1
20.9
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) -13.63
CBB's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) is ranked higher than
70% of the 652 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 9.28 vs. CBB: -13.63 )
CBB' s 10-Year Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) Range
Min: -19.3   Max: 37.5
Current: -13.63

-19.3
37.5

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 completed its initial public offering on January 24, 2013. The Company is a full-service regional provider of entertainment, data and voice communications services and equipment over wireline and wireless networks, a provider of managed and professional information technology services, and a reseller of information technology and telephony equipment. The Company also provides services to business customers with outsourced data center operations including related managed services from its data center facilities. The Company operates in four segments; Wireline, Wireless, IT Services and Hardware and Data Center Colocation. The Wireline segment provides products and services such as local voice, high-speed internet, data transport, long distance, entertainment, VoIP, and other services. The Wireline segment provides long distance and VoIP services primarily through its Cincinnati Bell Any Distance Inc. and eVolve Business Solutions LLC subsidiaries. The Wireline segment provides products and services such as Voice - local service, data services, Long distance and voice over Internet protocol, Entertainment and other revenues. The Company continues the expansion of Fioptics which is designed to compete directly with the cable Multiple System Operators (MSO). Fioptics covers approximately 276,0000 customer locations. The IT Services and Hardware provides managed IT solutions, including managed infrastructure services, IT and telephony equipment sales, and professional IT staffing services. The IT Service and Hardware segment provides products and services such as managed and professional services, and Telecom and IT equipment. The Company is a certified distributor of Cisco, EMC, Avaya, and Oracle equipment. Wireless services are provided to customers in the Company's licensed service territory, which includes Greater Cincinnati and Dayton, Ohio, and areas of northern Kentucky and southeastern Indiana. The Company's Wireline and Wireless segments utilize a number of distribution channels. As of December 31, 2013, the Company operated seven retail stores in its operating territory, down from ten in the prior year. The Company also offers fully-automated, end-to-end web-based sales of wireless phones, accessories and various other Company services. In addition, the Company utilizes a door-to-door sales force that targets the sale of Fioptics to residents. Within each segment the Company utilizes a business-to-business sales force and a call center organization to reach business customers in operating territory. There are approximately 130 third-party agent locations that sell Wireline and Wireless products and services at their retail locations. The Company also sells wireline and wireless capacity on a wholesale basis to independent companies, including competitors that resell these services to end-users. The Company is a certified distributor of Cisco, EMC,
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