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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

Equity to Asset -0.32
CBBPRB's Equity to Asset is ranked higher than
56% of the 820 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

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

Interest Coverage 0.90
CBBPRB's Interest Coverage is ranked higher than
59% of the 555 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 6.37 vs. CBBPRB: 0.90 )
CBBPRB' s 10-Year Interest Coverage Range
Min: 0.39   Max: 7.22
Current: 0.9

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

Operating margin (%) 13.03
CBBPRB's Operating margin (%) is ranked higher than
83% of the 810 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 12.14 vs. CBBPRB: 13.03 )
CBBPRB' s 10-Year Operating margin (%) Range
Min: -96.09   Max: 43.91
Current: 13.03

Net-margin (%) -4.35
CBBPRB's Net-margin (%) is ranked higher than
64% of the 810 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 7.43 vs. CBBPRB: -4.35 )
CBBPRB' s 10-Year Net-margin (%) Range
Min: -194.63   Max: 85.5
Current: -4.35

ROA (%) -2.60
CBBPRB's ROA (%) is ranked higher than
63% of the 814 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 4.96 vs. CBBPRB: -2.60 )
CBBPRB' s 10-Year ROA (%) Range
Min: -291.91   Max: 64.23
Current: -2.6

ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) 18.05
CBBPRB's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
77% of the 810 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 21.47 vs. CBBPRB: 18.05 )
CBBPRB' s 10-Year ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: -241.21   Max: 76.1
Current: 18.05

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Guru Trades

Q1 2013

CBBPRB Guru Trades in Q1 2013

Mario Gabelli 12,800 sh (-3.76%)
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Q3 2013

CBBPRB Guru Trades in Q3 2013

Mario Gabelli 7,750 sh (-3.73%)
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Q4 2013

CBBPRB Guru Trades in Q4 2013

Mario Gabelli 7,500 sh (-3.23%)
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Q1 2014

CBBPRB Guru Trades in Q1 2014

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Mario Gabelli 2013-06-30 Reduce -37.11%$42.41 - $48.95 $ 0.02-100%8050
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Preferred stocks of Cincinnati Bell Inc

CBBPRB0.026.99Depositary Shares Each Representing a 1/20th interest in a share of 6 3/4% Cumulative Convertible Pr


Current Ratio 1.03
CBBPRB's Current Ratio is ranked higher than
72% of the 821 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.06 vs. CBBPRB: 1.03 )
CBBPRB' s 10-Year Current Ratio Range
Min: 0.42   Max: 1.22
Current: 1.03

Quick Ratio 0.94
CBBPRB's Quick Ratio is ranked higher than
72% of the 821 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 0.99 vs. CBBPRB: 0.94 )
CBBPRB' s 10-Year Quick Ratio Range
Min: 0.41   Max: 1.11
Current: 0.94


Dividend & Buy Back

Dividend Yield 6.99
CBBPRB's Dividend Yield is ranked lower than
78% of the 606 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 3.33 vs. CBBPRB: 6.99 )
CBBPRB' s 10-Year Dividend Yield Range
Min: 0   Max: 0
Current: 6.99

Yield on cost (5-Year) 7.02
CBBPRB's Yield on cost (5-Year) is ranked lower than
79% of the 601 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 3.54 vs. CBBPRB: 7.02 )
CBBPRB' s 10-Year Yield on cost (5-Year) Range
Min: 0   Max: 0
Current: 7.02

Valuation & Return


Business Description

Industry: Communication Services » Telecom Services
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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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