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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

vs
industry
vs
history
Cash-to-Debt 0.01
CBB's Cash-to-Debt is ranked lower than
97% of the 419 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 0.39 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: 0.04
Current: 0.01
0
0.04
Equity-to-Asset -0.08
CBB's Equity-to-Asset is ranked lower than
95% of the 418 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 0.39 vs. CBB: -0.08 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Equity-to-Asset only.
CBB' s Equity-to-Asset Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -1.74  Med: -0.29 Max: 0.39
Current: -0.08
-1.74
0.39
Interest Coverage 1.23
CBB's Interest Coverage is ranked lower than
87% of the 438 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 8.07 vs. CBB: 1.23 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Interest Coverage only.
CBB' s Interest Coverage Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.78  Med: 1.24 Max: 2.26
Current: 1.23
0.78
2.26
Piotroski F-Score: 6
Altman Z-Score: -0.93
Beneish M-Score: -3.06
WACC vs ROIC
8.80%
9.54%
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 : 8/10

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industry
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history
Operating Margin % 7.84
CBB's Operating Margin % is ranked higher than
52% of the 418 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 7.36 vs. CBB: 7.84 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Operating Margin % only.
CBB' s Operating Margin % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 7.84  Med: 18.04 Max: 22.12
Current: 7.84
7.84
22.12
Net Margin % 8.61
CBB's Net Margin % is ranked higher than
72% of the 420 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 3.27 vs. CBB: 8.61 )
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: 8.61
-4.35
30.29
ROA % 6.91
CBB's ROA % is ranked higher than
78% of the 427 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 2.18 vs. CBB: 6.91 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROA % only.
CBB' s ROA % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -2.2  Med: 3.74 Max: 21.61
Current: 6.91
-2.2
21.61
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) % 23.03
CBB's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) % is ranked higher than
64% of the 423 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 13.51 vs. CBB: 23.03 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROC (Joel Greenblatt) % only.
CBB' s ROC (Joel Greenblatt) % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 10  Med: 24.72 Max: 60.35
Current: 23.03
10
60.35
3-Year Revenue Growth Rate -2.60
CBB's 3-Year Revenue Growth Rate is ranked higher than
53% of the 392 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 2.00 vs. CBB: -2.60 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful 3-Year Revenue Growth Rate only.
CBB' s 3-Year Revenue Growth Rate Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -23.6  Med: -2.6 Max: 19.2
Current: -2.6
-23.6
19.2
3-Year EBITDA Growth Rate 11.80
CBB's 3-Year EBITDA Growth Rate is ranked higher than
79% of the 332 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.30 vs. CBB: 11.80 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful 3-Year EBITDA Growth Rate only.
CBB' s 3-Year EBITDA Growth Rate Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -36.1  Med: 4.8 Max: 76.6
Current: 11.8
-36.1
76.6
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Financials (Next Earnings Date: 2017-05-15 Est.)


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Guru Trades

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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Q2 2016

CBB Guru Trades in Q2 2016

Diamond Hill Capital 1,249,503 sh (+242.31%)
Jim Simons 1,321,800 sh (+5.60%)
Paul Tudor Jones Sold Out
Mario Gabelli 13,105,071 sh (-2.73%)
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Q3 2016

CBB Guru Trades in Q3 2016

Paul Tudor Jones 87,271 sh (New)
Diamond Hill Capital 1,343,792 sh (+7.55%)
Jim Simons 1,365,720 sh (+3.32%)
Mario Gabelli 12,861,074 sh (-1.86%)
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Q4 2016

CBB Guru Trades in Q4 2016

Diamond Hill Capital 621,069 sh (+131.09%)
Paul Tudor Jones Sold Out
Mario Gabelli 2,536,465 sh (-1.39%)
Jim Simons 131,040 sh (-52.03%)
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SymbolPriceYieldDescription
CBBPRB49.503.38Depositary Shares Each Representing a 1/20th interest in a share of 6 3/4% Cumulative Convertible Pr

Business Description

Industry: Communication Services » Telecom Services    NAICS: 517110    SIC: 4813
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Traded in other countries:CIB1.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 provides wireline and wireless telecommunication services in Cincinnati, Ohio, and surrounding markets in Kentucky and Indiana. The firm also operates a technology solutions segment offering information technology, data center management, and other services to enterprises. As of December 31, 2011, the firm serves more than 621,000 residential and business phone lines, 257,000 Internet access lines, and 459,000 wireless subscribers. The company has Entertainment and Communication and IT services and Hardware segments.

Ratios

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industry
vs
history
PE Ratio 8.21
CBB's PE Ratio is ranked higher than
92% of the 456 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 19.62 vs. CBB: 8.21 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PE Ratio only.
CBB' s PE Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1.85  Med: 10.86 Max: 1390
Current: 8.21
1.85
1390
Forward PE Ratio 312.50
CBB's Forward PE Ratio is ranked lower than
99% of the 147 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 15.29 vs. CBB: 312.50 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward PE Ratio only.
N/A
PE Ratio without NRI 8.25
CBB's PE Ratio without NRI is ranked higher than
92% of the 369 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 20.20 vs. CBB: 8.25 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PE Ratio without NRI only.
CBB' s PE Ratio without NRI Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 2.26  Med: 9.9 Max: 1390
Current: 8.25
2.26
1390
PS Ratio 0.64
CBB's PS Ratio is ranked higher than
81% of the 544 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.57 vs. CBB: 0.64 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PS Ratio only.
CBB' s PS Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.24  Med: 0.58 Max: 1.18
Current: 0.64
0.24
1.18
Price-to-Operating-Cash-Flow 4.35
CBB's Price-to-Operating-Cash-Flow is ranked higher than
72% of the 409 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 6.87 vs. CBB: 4.35 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price-to-Operating-Cash-Flow only.
CBB' s Price-to-Operating-Cash-Flow Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.84  Med: 3.6 Max: 11.08
Current: 4.35
0.84
11.08
EV-to-EBIT 8.72
CBB's EV-to-EBIT is ranked higher than
84% of the 520 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 15.15 vs. CBB: 8.72 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EV-to-EBIT only.
CBB' s EV-to-EBIT Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 3.6  Med: 10.9 Max: 25.3
Current: 8.72
3.6
25.3
EV-to-EBITDA 4.94
CBB's EV-to-EBITDA is ranked higher than
78% of the 576 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 8.03 vs. CBB: 4.94 )
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 Max: 10.7
Current: 4.94
2.8
10.7
PEG Ratio 2.65
CBB's PEG Ratio is ranked higher than
97% of the 151 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 2.80 vs. CBB: 2.65 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PEG Ratio only.
CBB' s PEG Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.41  Med: 1.67 Max: 211.57
Current: 2.65
0.41
211.57
Shiller PE Ratio 10.67
CBB's Shiller PE Ratio is ranked higher than
71% of the 125 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 16.40 vs. CBB: 10.67 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Shiller PE Ratio only.
CBB' s Shiller PE Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 3.98  Med: 12.38 Max: 34.05
Current: 10.67
3.98
34.05
Current Ratio 0.99
CBB's Current Ratio is ranked lower than
54% of the 407 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.05 vs. CBB: 0.99 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Current Ratio only.
CBB' s Current Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.49  Med: 0.86 Max: 1.09
Current: 0.99
0.49
1.09
Quick Ratio 0.89
CBB's Quick Ratio is ranked lower than
54% of the 407 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 0.98 vs. CBB: 0.89 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Quick Ratio only.
CBB' s Quick Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.45  Med: 0.8 Max: 1.01
Current: 0.89
0.45
1.01
Days Inventory 11.95
CBB's Days Inventory is ranked higher than
62% of the 318 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 17.21 vs. CBB: 11.95 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Inventory only.
CBB' s Days Inventory Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 11.64  Med: 13.89 Max: 17.14
Current: 11.95
11.64
17.14
Days Sales Outstanding 54.97
CBB's Days Sales Outstanding is ranked lower than
60% of the 323 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 47.51 vs. CBB: 54.97 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Sales Outstanding only.
CBB' s Days Sales Outstanding Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 42.28  Med: 46.95 Max: 54.97
Current: 54.97
42.28
54.97
Days Payable 56.94
CBB's Days Payable is ranked lower than
57% of the 275 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 63.61 vs. CBB: 56.94 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Payable only.
CBB' s Days Payable Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 50.75  Med: 66.07 Max: 71.89
Current: 56.94
50.75
71.89

Buy Back

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industry
vs
history
3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio -0.40
CBB's 3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio is ranked higher than
67% of the 267 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: -1.70 vs. CBB: -0.40 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful 3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio only.
CBB' s 3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -16.9  Med: -1.2 Max: 7.3
Current: -0.4
-16.9
7.3

Valuation & Return

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industry
vs
history
Price-to-Median-PS-Value 1.07
CBB's Price-to-Median-PS-Value is ranked higher than
61% of the 498 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.04 vs. CBB: 1.07 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price-to-Median-PS-Value only.
CBB' s Price-to-Median-PS-Value Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.57  Med: 1.29 Max: 8.73
Current: 1.07
0.57
8.73
Price-to-Peter-Lynch-Fair-Value 1.34
CBB's Price-to-Peter-Lynch-Fair-Value is ranked higher than
98% of the 107 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.62 vs. CBB: 1.34 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price-to-Peter-Lynch-Fair-Value only.
CBB' s Price-to-Peter-Lynch-Fair-Value Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.11  Med: 2.79 Max: 210.77
Current: 1.34
0.11
210.77
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) % 11.47
CBB's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) % is ranked higher than
87% of the 655 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 4.84 vs. CBB: 11.47 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) % only.
CBB' s Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 4  Med: 9.2 Max: 27.7
Current: 11.47
4
27.7
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) % -8.25
CBB's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) % is ranked higher than
88% of the 250 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 8.29 vs. CBB: -8.25 )
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: -8.25  Med: 2.9 Max: 34.9
Current: -8.25
-8.25
34.9

More Statistics

Revenue (TTM) (Mil) $1,186
EPS (TTM) $ 2.18
Beta1.91
Short Percentage of Float4.75%
52-Week Range $17.33 - 25.65
Shares Outstanding (Mil)42.13

Analyst Estimate

Dec17 Dec18 Dec19
Revenue (Mil $) 1,207 1,231 1,246
EPS ($) -0.25 -1.10 0.35
EPS without NRI ($) -0.25 -1.10 0.35
EPS Growth Rate
(Future 3Y To 5Y Estimate)
37.00%
Dividends per Share ($)
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