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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
vs
history
Cash to Debt 0.01
CBB's Cash to Debt is ranked lower than
98% of the 482 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 0.50 vs. CBB: 0.01 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Cash to Debt only.
CBB' s Cash to Debt Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0  Med: 0.01 Max: 0.23
Current: 0.01
0
0.23
Equity to Asset -0.20
CBB's Equity to Asset is ranked lower than
97% of the 471 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 0.40 vs. CBB: -0.20 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Equity to Asset only.
CBB' s Equity to Asset Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -1.79  Med: -0.26 Max: 0.46
Current: -0.2
-1.79
0.46
Interest Coverage 1.33
CBB's Interest Coverage is ranked lower than
86% of the 353 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 6.54 vs. CBB: 1.33 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Interest Coverage only.
CBB' s Interest Coverage Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.78  Med: 1.43 Max: 2.26
Current: 1.33
0.78
2.26
F-Score: 5
Z-Score: -0.45
M-Score: -3.66
WACC vs ROIC
8.36%
7.88%
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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industry
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history
Operating margin (%) 10.35
CBB's Operating margin (%) is ranked higher than
59% of the 476 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 7.74 vs. CBB: 10.35 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Operating margin (%) only.
CBB' s Operating margin (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 9.06  Med: 19.64 Max: 24.6
Current: 10.35
9.06
24.6
Net-margin (%) 26.77
CBB's Net-margin (%) is ranked higher than
95% of the 478 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 3.70 vs. CBB: 26.77 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Net-margin (%) only.
CBB' s Net-margin (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -4.35  Med: 5.67 Max: 30.29
Current: 26.77
-4.35
30.29
ROA (%) 20.49
CBB's ROA (%) is ranked higher than
96% of the 487 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 2.48 vs. CBB: 20.49 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROA (%) only.
CBB' s ROA (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -3.3  Med: 3.74 Max: 21.6
Current: 20.49
-3.3
21.6
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) 58.90
CBB's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
85% of the 481 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 14.87 vs. CBB: 58.90 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) only.
CBB' s ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 15.46  Med: 29.11 Max: 61.83
Current: 58.9
15.46
61.83
Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) -8.30
CBB's Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked lower than
75% of the 421 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 2.00 vs. CBB: -8.30 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) only.
CBB' s Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -23.6  Med: -3.30 Max: 19.1
Current: -8.3
-23.6
19.1
EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) 14.30
CBB's EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
78% of the 350 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 2.00 vs. CBB: 14.30 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) only.
CBB' s EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -35.9  Med: 3.30 Max: 76.6
Current: 14.3
-35.9
76.6
EPS Growth (3Y)(%) 592.80
CBB's EPS Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
100% of the 313 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 0.40 vs. CBB: 592.80 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EPS Growth (3Y)(%) only.
CBB' s EPS Growth (3Y)(%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -77.8  Med: -36.35 Max: 592.8
Current: 592.8
-77.8
592.8
» CBB's 10-Y Financials

Financials (Next Earnings Date: Est. 2016-07-02)


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Cash & Debt
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Guru Trades

Q2 2015

CBB Guru Trades in Q2 2015

Jim Simons 635,400 sh (+161.80%)
Paul Tudor Jones 117,379 sh (+85.84%)
Joel Greenblatt 94,895 sh (+2.16%)
Louis Moore Bacon Sold Out
Mario Gabelli 14,638,844 sh (-0.13%)
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Q3 2015

CBB Guru Trades in Q3 2015

Jim Simons 845,000 sh (+32.99%)
Joel Greenblatt Sold Out
Paul Tudor Jones 112,328 sh (-4.30%)
Mario Gabelli 13,892,489 sh (-5.10%)
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Q4 2015

CBB Guru Trades in Q4 2015

Jim Simons 1,040,100 sh (+23.09%)
Mario Gabelli 13,717,089 sh (-1.26%)
Paul Tudor Jones 65,908 sh (-41.33%)
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Q1 2016

CBB Guru Trades in Q1 2016

Diamond Hill Capital 365,020 sh (New)
Jim Simons 1,251,700 sh (+20.34%)
Mario Gabelli 13,472,258 sh (-1.78%)
Paul Tudor Jones 43,600 sh (-33.85%)
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Preferred stocks of Cincinnati Bell Inc

SymbolPriceYieldDescription
CBBPRB48.855.18Depositary Shares Each Representing a 1/20th interest in a share of 6 3/4% Cumulative Convertible Pr

Business Description

Industry: Communication Services » Telecom Services
Compare:NAS:CCOI, NAS:WSTC, HKSE:00315, SZSE:002467, SGX:B2F, HKSE:00215 » details
Traded in other countries:CIB.Germany,
Cincinnati Bell Inc is a full-service regional provider of entertainment, data and voice communications services and equipment over wireline and wireless networks.

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,

Ratios

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industry
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history
P/E(ttm) 2.70
CBB's P/E(ttm) is ranked higher than
98% of the 327 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 19.05 vs. CBB: 2.70 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/E(ttm) only.
CBB' s P/E(ttm) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1.85  Med: 12.27 Max: 695
Current: 2.7
1.85
695
Forward P/E 20.70
CBB's Forward P/E is ranked lower than
60% of the 121 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 17.39 vs. CBB: 20.70 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward P/E only.
N/A
PE(NRI) 2.82
CBB's PE(NRI) is ranked higher than
98% of the 325 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 19.29 vs. CBB: 2.82 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PE(NRI) only.
CBB' s PE(NRI) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 2.26  Med: 10.95 Max: 556
Current: 2.82
2.26
556
Price/Owner Earnings (ttm) 2.04
CBB's Price/Owner Earnings (ttm) is ranked higher than
97% of the 207 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 15.07 vs. CBB: 2.04 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Owner Earnings (ttm) only.
CBB' s Price/Owner Earnings (ttm) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1.38  Med: 6.82 Max: 527.78
Current: 2.04
1.38
527.78
P/S 0.70
CBB's P/S is ranked higher than
74% of the 468 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.42 vs. CBB: 0.70 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/S only.
CBB' s P/S Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.24  Med: 0.68 Max: 6.79
Current: 0.7
0.24
6.79
POCF 4.73
CBB's POCF is ranked higher than
67% of the 313 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 6.79 vs. CBB: 4.73 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful POCF only.
CBB' s POCF Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.84  Med: 3.58 Max: 57
Current: 4.73
0.84
57
EV-to-EBIT 3.91
CBB's EV-to-EBIT is ranked higher than
94% of the 352 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 15.56 vs. CBB: 3.91 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EV-to-EBIT only.
CBB' s EV-to-EBIT Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -1248  Med: 11.25 Max: 209.4
Current: 3.91
-1248
209.4
EV-to-EBITDA 3.06
CBB's EV-to-EBITDA is ranked higher than
92% of the 395 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 8.46 vs. CBB: 3.06 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EV-to-EBITDA only.
CBB' s EV-to-EBITDA Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 2.8  Med: 7.10 Max: 58.4
Current: 3.06
2.8
58.4
PEG 0.44
CBB's PEG is ranked higher than
90% of the 156 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 2.71 vs. CBB: 0.44 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PEG only.
CBB' s PEG Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.09  Med: 1.64 Max: 223.67
Current: 0.44
0.09
223.67
Shiller P/E 12.16
CBB's Shiller P/E is ranked higher than
68% of the 117 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 18.52 vs. CBB: 12.16 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Shiller P/E only.
CBB' s Shiller P/E Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 4.56  Med: 13.26 Max: 35.91
Current: 12.16
4.56
35.91
Current Ratio 0.75
CBB's Current Ratio is ranked lower than
73% of the 458 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.16 vs. CBB: 0.75 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Current Ratio only.
CBB' s Current Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.42  Med: 0.86 Max: 2.25
Current: 0.75
0.42
2.25
Quick Ratio 0.66
CBB's Quick Ratio is ranked lower than
76% of the 458 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.03 vs. CBB: 0.66 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Quick Ratio only.
CBB' s Quick Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.41  Med: 0.78 Max: 2.19
Current: 0.66
0.41
2.19
Days Inventory 11.86
CBB's Days Inventory is ranked higher than
61% of the 361 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 16.34 vs. CBB: 11.86 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Inventory only.
CBB' s Days Inventory Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 6.25  Med: 13.10 Max: 17.14
Current: 11.86
6.25
17.14
Days Sales Outstanding 43.44
CBB's Days Sales Outstanding is ranked higher than
53% of the 378 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 46.79 vs. CBB: 43.44 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Sales Outstanding only.
CBB' s Days Sales Outstanding Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 8.22  Med: 45.35 Max: 48.83
Current: 43.44
8.22
48.83
Days Payable 64.78
CBB's Days Payable is ranked higher than
54% of the 323 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 60.49 vs. CBB: 64.78 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Payable only.
CBB' s Days Payable Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 47.59  Med: 65.59 Max: 71.89
Current: 64.78
47.59
71.89

Valuation & Return

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industry
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history
Price/Median PS Value 1.02
CBB's Price/Median PS Value is ranked lower than
54% of the 424 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 0.98 vs. CBB: 1.02 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Median PS Value only.
CBB' s Price/Median PS Value Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.29  Med: 1.22 Max: 11.3
Current: 1.02
0.29
11.3
Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value 0.11
CBB's Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value is ranked higher than
99% of the 87 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.65 vs. CBB: 0.11 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value only.
CBB' s Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.03  Med: 1.51 Max: 78.29
Current: 0.11
0.03
78.29
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) 25.60
CBB's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
96% of the 477 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 4.40 vs. CBB: 25.60 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) only.
CBB' s Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.5  Med: 8.90 Max: 27.8
Current: 25.6
0.5
27.8
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) 18.88
CBB's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) is ranked higher than
78% of the 241 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 8.10 vs. CBB: 18.88 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) only.
CBB' s Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -18.3  Med: 10.25 Max: 34.4
Current: 18.88
-18.3
34.4

More Statistics

Revenue (TTM) (Mil) $1,164
EPS (TTM) $ 1.42
Beta1.88
Short Percentage of Float5.38%
52-Week Range $2.80 - 4.16
Shares Outstanding (Mil)210.06

Analyst Estimate

Dec16 Dec17 Dec18
Revenue (Mil $) 1,181 1,210 1,238
EPS ($) 0.11 0.19 0.23
EPS without NRI ($) 0.11 0.19 0.23
EPS Growth Rate
(3Y to 5Y Estimate)
N/A
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