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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
vs
history
Cash to Debt 0.01
NYSE:CBB's Cash to Debt is ranked lower than
98% of the 470 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 0.45 vs. NYSE:CBB: 0.01 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Cash to Debt only.
NYSE: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 -0.15
NYSE:CBB's Equity to Asset is ranked lower than
97% of the 460 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 0.40 vs. NYSE:CBB: -0.15 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Equity to Asset only.
NYSE:CBB' s Equity to Asset Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -1.79  Med: -0.26 Max: 0.46
Current: -0.15
-1.79
0.46
Interest Coverage 1.43
NYSE:CBB's Interest Coverage is ranked lower than
85% of the 374 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 6.73 vs. NYSE:CBB: 1.43 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Interest Coverage only.
NYSE:CBB' s Interest Coverage Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.79  Med: 1.43 Max: 2.26
Current: 1.43
0.79
2.26
F-Score: 5
Z-Score: -0.72
M-Score: -3.35
WACC vs ROIC
8.22%
8.10%
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 : 7/10

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industry
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history
Operating margin (%) 10.04
NYSE:CBB's Operating margin (%) is ranked higher than
59% of the 466 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 7.39 vs. NYSE:CBB: 10.04 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Operating margin (%) only.
NYSE:CBB' s Operating margin (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 10.04  Med: 20.93 Max: 24.6
Current: 10.04
10.04
24.6
Net-margin (%) 16.78
NYSE:CBB's Net-margin (%) is ranked higher than
87% of the 468 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 3.45 vs. NYSE:CBB: 16.78 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Net-margin (%) only.
NYSE:CBB' s Net-margin (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -5.1  Med: 5.97 Max: 30.29
Current: 16.78
-5.1
30.29
ROA (%) 13.54
NYSE:CBB's ROA (%) is ranked higher than
91% of the 476 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 2.30 vs. NYSE:CBB: 13.54 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROA (%) only.
NYSE:CBB' s ROA (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -3.3  Med: 3.74 Max: 21.6
Current: 13.54
-3.3
21.6
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) 39.85
NYSE:CBB's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
79% of the 471 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 14.26 vs. NYSE:CBB: 39.85 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) only.
NYSE:CBB' s ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 2.75  Med: 29.11 Max: 61.83
Current: 39.85
2.75
61.83
Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) -8.30
NYSE:CBB's Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked lower than
79% of the 413 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 3.00 vs. NYSE:CBB: -8.30 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) only.
NYSE:CBB' s Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -46  Med: 5.1 Max: 82.7
Current: -8.3
-46
82.7
EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) 14.30
NYSE:CBB's EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
77% of the 351 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 2.20 vs. NYSE:CBB: 14.30 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) only.
NYSE:CBB' s EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -49.8  Med: 3.3 Max: 162.1
Current: 14.3
-49.8
162.1
EPS Growth (3Y)(%) 592.80
NYSE:CBB's EPS Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
100% of the 306 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: -1.60 vs. NYSE:CBB: 592.80 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EPS Growth (3Y)(%) only.
NYSE:CBB' s EPS Growth (3Y)(%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -77.9  Med: -30.45 Max: 592.8
Current: 592.8
-77.9
592.8
» NYSE:CBB's 10-Y Financials

Financials (Next Earnings Date: Est. 2016-11-04)


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Q3 2015

CBB Guru Trades in Q3 2015

Jim Simons 845,000 sh (+32.99%)
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Q4 2015

CBB Guru Trades in Q4 2015

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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

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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

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Paul Tudor Jones Sold Out
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Preferred stocks of Cincinnati Bell Inc

SymbolPriceYieldDescription
CBBPRB50.443.35Depositary Shares Each Representing a 1/20th interest in a share of 6 3/4% Cumulative Convertible Pr

Business Description

Industry: Communication Services » Telecom Services
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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 two segments; Entertainment and Communications and IT Services and Hardware. The Entertainment and Communications segment provides products and services such as high-speed internet, data transport local voice, long distance, VoIP, video and other services. Cincinnati Bell Telephone Company LLC ("CBT"), a subsidiary of the Company, is the Incumbent Local Exchange Carrier ("ILEC") for a geography that covers a radius of approximately 25 miles around Cincinnati, Ohio, and includes parts of northern Kentucky and southeastern Indiana. The segment also provides voice and data services beyond its ILEC territory, particularly in Dayton and Mason, Ohio, through the operations of Cincinnati Bell Extended Territories LLC ("CBET"), a competitive local exchange carrier ("CLEC") and subsidiary of CBT. The Entertainment and Communications segment provides long distance and VoIP services through its Cincinnati Bell Any Distance Inc. ("CBAD") and eVolve Business Solutions LLC ("eVolve") subsidiaries. IT Services and Hardware segment provides managed IT solutions, including managed telephony, network and infrastructure services, equipment sales, and professional IT staffing services. These services and products are provided in various geographic areas throughout the United States and the United Kingdom through the Company's subsidiaries. By offering a full range of equipment and managed services in conjunction with Cincinnati Bell's network expertise, the IT Services and Hardware segment provides end-to-end IT and telecommunications solutions designed to reduce cost and mitigate risk while optimizing performance for its customers. The Entertainment and Communications segment faces competition from other local exchange carriers, wireless service providers, inter-exchange carriers, as well as cable, broadband, and internet service providers. The IT Services and Hardware segment competes against numerous other information technology consulting, web-hosting, and computer system integration companies.

Ratios

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P/E(ttm) 4.67
CBB's P/E(ttm) is ranked higher than
95% of the 328 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 20.00 vs. CBB: 4.67 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/E(ttm) only.
CBB' s P/E(ttm) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1.85  Med: 11.24 Max: 1390
Current: 4.67
1.85
1390
Forward P/E 48.08
CBB's Forward P/E is ranked lower than
87% of the 119 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 16.98 vs. CBB: 48.08 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward P/E only.
N/A
PE(NRI) 4.74
CBB's PE(NRI) is ranked higher than
96% of the 332 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 20.47 vs. CBB: 4.74 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PE(NRI) only.
CBB' s PE(NRI) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 2.26  Med: 9.85 Max: 46.14
Current: 4.74
2.26
46.14
Price/Owner Earnings (ttm) 7.96
CBB's Price/Owner Earnings (ttm) is ranked higher than
84% of the 211 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 17.32 vs. CBB: 7.96 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Owner Earnings (ttm) only.
CBB' s Price/Owner Earnings (ttm) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 2.16  Med: 7.17 Max: 527.78
Current: 7.96
2.16
527.78
P/S 0.73
CBB's P/S is ranked higher than
74% of the 457 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.48 vs. CBB: 0.73 )
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: 0.73
0.24
6.79
POCF 4.96
CBB's POCF is ranked higher than
69% of the 301 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 7.16 vs. CBB: 4.96 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful POCF only.
CBB' s POCF Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.84  Med: 3.68 Max: 57
Current: 4.96
0.84
57
EV-to-EBIT 5.57
CBB's EV-to-EBIT is ranked higher than
93% of the 355 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 16.76 vs. CBB: 5.57 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EV-to-EBIT only.
CBB' s EV-to-EBIT Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -1248  Med: 10.9 Max: 209.4
Current: 5.57
-1248
209.4
EV-to-EBITDA 3.91
CBB's EV-to-EBITDA is ranked higher than
89% of the 394 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 8.48 vs. CBB: 3.91 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EV-to-EBITDA only.
CBB' s EV-to-EBITDA Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 2.8  Med: 7.1 Max: 58.4
Current: 3.91
2.8
58.4
PEG 0.20
CBB's PEG is ranked higher than
98% of the 166 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 2.54 vs. CBB: 0.20 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PEG only.
CBB' s PEG Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.09  Med: 1.55 Max: 228
Current: 0.2
0.09
228
Shiller P/E 12.20
CBB's Shiller P/E is ranked higher than
69% of the 121 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 18.63 vs. CBB: 12.20 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Shiller P/E only.
CBB' s Shiller P/E Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 3.96  Med: 12.81 Max: 35.91
Current: 12.2
3.96
35.91
Current Ratio 0.81
CBB's Current Ratio is ranked lower than
68% of the 458 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.14 vs. CBB: 0.81 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Current Ratio only.
CBB' s Current Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.42  Med: 0.85 Max: 2.25
Current: 0.81
0.42
2.25
Quick Ratio 0.72
CBB's Quick Ratio is ranked lower than
70% of the 458 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.03 vs. CBB: 0.72 )
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: 0.72
0.41
2.19
Days Inventory 12.08
CBB's Days Inventory is ranked higher than
63% of the 343 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 16.92 vs. CBB: 12.08 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Inventory only.
CBB' s Days Inventory Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 6.23  Med: 13.75 Max: 17.14
Current: 12.08
6.23
17.14
Days Sales Outstanding 48.83
CBB's Days Sales Outstanding is ranked lower than
53% of the 359 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 46.70 vs. CBB: 48.83 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Sales Outstanding only.
CBB' s Days Sales Outstanding Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 8.22  Med: 48.09 Max: 360.38
Current: 48.83
8.22
360.38
Days Payable 76.98
CBB's Days Payable is ranked higher than
60% of the 295 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 63.26 vs. CBB: 76.98 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Payable only.
CBB' s Days Payable Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 47.59  Med: 64.4 Max: 76.98
Current: 76.98
47.59
76.98

Buy Back

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3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio -1.20
CBB's 3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio is ranked higher than
54% of the 278 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: -1.60 vs. CBB: -1.20 )
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: -1.7 Max: 7.3
Current: -1.2
-16.9
7.3

Valuation & Return

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Price/Median PS Value 1.09
CBB's Price/Median PS Value is ranked lower than
55% of the 415 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.00 vs. CBB: 1.09 )
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: 1.21 Max: 11.54
Current: 1.09
0.29
11.54
Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value 0.19
CBB's Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value is ranked higher than
99% of the 85 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.77 vs. CBB: 0.19 )
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: 1.48 Max: 78.29
Current: 0.19
0.03
78.29
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) 17.98
CBB's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
95% of the 463 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 4.40 vs. CBB: 17.98 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) only.
CBB' s Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.5  Med: 9.1 Max: 27.7
Current: 17.98
0.5
27.7
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) 23.76
CBB's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) is ranked higher than
82% of the 248 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 7.97 vs. CBB: 23.76 )
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: 11.45 Max: 34.4
Current: 23.76
-18.3
34.4

More Statistics

Revenue (TTM) (Mil) $1,177
EPS (TTM) $ 0.89
Beta1.79
Short Percentage of Float4.77%
52-Week Range $2.80 - 5.13
Shares Outstanding (Mil)210.17

Analyst Estimate

Dec16 Dec17 Dec18 Dec19
Revenue (Mil $) 1,183 1,215 1,243 1,280
EPS ($) 0.10 0.08 0.13 0.05
EPS w/o NRI ($) 0.10 0.08 0.13 0.05
EPS Growth Rate
(3Y to 5Y Estimate)
N/A
Dividends Per Share ($)
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