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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
CNSL's Cash to Debt is ranked lower than
58% of the 825 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 0.46 vs. CNSL: 0.01 )
CNSL' s 10-Year Cash to Debt Range
Min: 0   Max: No Debt
Current: 0.01

Equity to Asset 0.08
CNSL's Equity to Asset is ranked higher than
59% of the 829 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 0.39 vs. CNSL: 0.08 )
CNSL' s 10-Year Equity to Asset Range
Min: -0.02   Max: 0.23
Current: 0.08

-0.02
0.23
Interest Coverage 1.21
CNSL's Interest Coverage is ranked higher than
61% of the 573 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 6.57 vs. CNSL: 1.21 )
CNSL' s 10-Year Interest Coverage Range
Min: 0.71   Max: 1.3
Current: 1.21

0.71
1.3
F-Score: 4
Z-Score: 0.62
M-Score: -3.05
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 (%) 17.23
CNSL's Operating margin (%) is ranked higher than
88% of the 835 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 12.24 vs. CNSL: 17.23 )
CNSL' s 10-Year Operating margin (%) Range
Min: 7.7   Max: 20.24
Current: 17.23

7.7
20.24
Net-margin (%) 5.12
CNSL's Net-margin (%) is ranked higher than
76% of the 835 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 7.47 vs. CNSL: 5.12 )
CNSL' s 10-Year Net-margin (%) Range
Min: -1.39   Max: 8.5
Current: 5.12

-1.39
8.5
ROE (%) 20.84
CNSL's ROE (%) is ranked higher than
89% of the 803 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 12.18 vs. CNSL: 20.84 )
CNSL' s 10-Year ROE (%) Range
Min: -2.24   Max: 62.41
Current: 20.84

-2.24
62.41
ROA (%) 1.76
CNSL's ROA (%) is ranked higher than
71% of the 839 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 4.77 vs. CNSL: 1.76 )
CNSL' s 10-Year ROA (%) Range
Min: -0.47   Max: 3.38
Current: 1.76

-0.47
3.38
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) 11.71
CNSL's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
72% of the 835 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 20.74 vs. CNSL: 11.71 )
CNSL' s 10-Year ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: 5.66   Max: 74.79
Current: 11.71

5.66
74.79
Revenue Growth (%) 5.20
CNSL's Revenue Growth (%) is ranked higher than
81% of the 731 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 3.90 vs. CNSL: 5.20 )
CNSL' s 10-Year Revenue Growth (%) Range
Min: 0   Max: 6.8
Current: 5.2

0
6.8
EBITDA Growth (%) 3.90
CNSL's EBITDA Growth (%) is ranked higher than
80% of the 653 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 3.50 vs. CNSL: 3.90 )
CNSL' s 10-Year EBITDA Growth (%) Range
Min: 0   Max: 25.3
Current: 3.9

0
25.3
EPS Growth (%) -13.00
CNSL's EPS Growth (%) is ranked higher than
73% of the 622 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 2.30 vs. CNSL: -13.00 )
CNSL' s 10-Year EPS Growth (%) Range
Min: 0   Max: 70.4
Current: -13

0
70.4
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Cash & Debt
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Guru Trades

Q3 2013

CNSL Guru Trades in Q3 2013

Jim Simons 107,206 sh (-67.27%)
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Q4 2013

CNSL Guru Trades in Q4 2013

Jim Simons 33,500 sh (-68.75%)
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Q1 2014

CNSL Guru Trades in Q1 2014

Joel Greenblatt 71,682 sh (New)
Jim Simons 27,800 sh (-17.01%)
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Q2 2014

CNSL Guru Trades in Q2 2014

Joel Greenblatt 168,989 sh (+135.75%)
Jim Simons 30,546 sh (+9.88%)
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Insider Trades

Latest Guru Trades with CNSL

(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 135.75%0.03%$18.94 - $22.29 $ 23.7918%168989
Joel Greenblatt 2014-03-31 New Buy0.02%$18.41 - $20.39 $ 23.7922%71682
Joel Greenblatt 2012-12-31 Sold Out 0.02%$13.48 - $17.4 $ 23.7954%0
Joel Greenblatt 2012-09-30 Reduce -47.38%0.02%$14.83 - $17.79 $ 23.7945%19599
Joel Greenblatt 2012-03-31 Add 39.22%0.02%$18.08 - $19.8 $ 23.7934%34451
Joel Greenblatt 2011-12-31 Add 23.99%0.01%$17 - $19.33 $ 23.7929%24745
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Ratios

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industry
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history
P/E(ttm) 30.20
CNSL's P/E(ttm) is ranked higher than
68% of the 901 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 22.70 vs. CNSL: 30.20 )
CNSL' s 10-Year P/E(ttm) Range
Min: 15.85   Max: 96.04
Current: 30.2

15.85
96.04
P/B 6.78
CNSL's P/B is ranked higher than
54% of the 901 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 3.34 vs. CNSL: 6.78 )
CNSL' s 10-Year P/B Range
Min: 1.7   Max: 19.09
Current: 6.78

1.7
19.09
P/S 1.58
CNSL's P/S is ranked higher than
60% of the 901 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.56 vs. CNSL: 1.58 )
CNSL' s 10-Year P/S Range
Min: 0.56   Max: 2.02
Current: 1.58

0.56
2.02
PFCF 13.22
CNSL's PFCF is ranked higher than
88% of the 901 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 35.43 vs. CNSL: 13.22 )
CNSL' s 10-Year PFCF Range
Min: 3.18   Max: 25.28
Current: 13.22

3.18
25.28
EV-to-EBIT 21.61
CNSL's EV-to-EBIT is ranked higher than
77% of the 901 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 17.90 vs. CNSL: 21.61 )
CNSL' s 10-Year EV-to-EBIT Range
Min: 14.5   Max: 39.8
Current: 21.61

14.5
39.8
PEG 20.60
CNSL's PEG is ranked higher than
82% of the 901 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 9999.00 vs. CNSL: 20.60 )
CNSL' s 10-Year PEG Range
Min: 2.37   Max: 62.56
Current: 20.6

2.37
62.56
Shiller P/E 31.43
CNSL's Shiller P/E is ranked higher than
73% of the 901 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 57.61 vs. CNSL: 31.43 )
CNSL' s 10-Year Shiller P/E Range
Min: 19.37   Max: 225.88
Current: 31.43

19.37
225.88
Current Ratio 0.71
CNSL's Current Ratio is ranked higher than
63% of the 587 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.04 vs. CNSL: 0.71 )
CNSL' s 10-Year Current Ratio Range
Min: 0.68   Max: 4.56
Current: 0.71

0.68
4.56
Quick Ratio 0.71
CNSL's Quick Ratio is ranked higher than
65% of the 587 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 0.97 vs. CNSL: 0.71 )
CNSL' s 10-Year Quick Ratio Range
Min: 0.68   Max: 4.49
Current: 0.71

0.68
4.49

Dividend & Buy Back

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industry
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history
Dividend Yield 6.51
CNSL's Dividend Yield is ranked higher than
91% of the 608 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 3.36 vs. CNSL: 6.51 )
CNSL' s 10-Year Dividend Yield Range
Min: 2.87   Max: 19.8
Current: 6.51

2.87
19.8
Dividend Payout 1.96
CNSL's Dividend Payout is ranked higher than
69% of the 901 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.42 vs. CNSL: 1.96 )
CNSL' s 10-Year Dividend Payout Range
Min: 0.97   Max: 38.7
Current: 1.96

0.97
38.7
Yield on cost (5-Year) 6.60
CNSL's Yield on cost (5-Year) is ranked higher than
79% of the 619 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 3.60 vs. CNSL: 6.60 )
CNSL' s 10-Year Yield on cost (5-Year) Range
Min: 2.87   Max: 19.8
Current: 6.6

2.87
19.8
Share Buyback Rate -10.50
CNSL's Share Buyback Rate is ranked higher than
67% of the 620 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: -0.30 vs. CNSL: -10.50 )
CNSL' s 10-Year Share Buyback Rate Range
Min: 0   Max: -45.9
Current: -10.5

Valuation & Return

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industry
vs
history
Price/DCF (Projected) 1.28
CNSL's Price/DCF (Projected) is ranked higher than
81% of the 901 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 2.10 vs. CNSL: 1.28 )
CNSL' s 10-Year Price/DCF (Projected) Range
Min: 0.59   Max: 1.08
Current: 1.28

0.59
1.08
Price/Median PS Value 1.24
CNSL's Price/Median PS Value is ranked higher than
67% of the 901 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.10 vs. CNSL: 1.24 )
CNSL' s 10-Year Price/Median PS Value Range
Min: 0.46   Max: 1.45
Current: 1.24

0.46
1.45
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) 4.60
CNSL's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) is ranked higher than
61% of the 767 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 6.80 vs. CNSL: 4.60 )
CNSL' s 10-Year Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) Range
Min: 2.5   Max: 6.9
Current: 4.6

2.5
6.9
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) 5.06
CNSL's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) is ranked higher than
79% of the 687 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 8.40 vs. CNSL: 5.06 )
CNSL' s 10-Year Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) Range
Min: 6.3   Max: 30
Current: 5.06

6.3
30

Business Description

Industry: Communication Services » Telecom Services
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Traded in other countries:C8C.Germany
Consolidated Communications, Inc. is a Delaware Corporation founded in 1894. It is a telecommunications services company providing a range of services to residential and business customers in Illinois, Texas, Pennsylvania, California, Kansas and Missouri. Its services include local and long-distance service, high-speed broadband Internet access, video services, digital telephone service, custom calling features, private line services, carrier grade access services, network capacity services its regional fiber optic networks, directory publishing and competitive local exchange carrier services. The company has two reportable business segments: Telephone Operations and Other Operations. The Telephone Operations segment consists of Local calling services, Network access services, Subsidies, Long-distance services, Video, data and Internet services and other services. Local calling services include traditional wireline telephone service and other basic services. Network access services include interstate and intrastate switched access and network special access services. Subsidies consist of federal and state subsidies designed to promote widely available, quality telephone service at affordable prices in rural areas. Long-distance services include traditional domestic and international long distance which enables customers to make calls that terminate outside their local calling area. Video, data and Internet services include data connectivity services, video services, virtual hosting services, Wi-Fi and collocation services. Other services include telephone directory publishing, wholesale transport services on its fiber-optic network in Texas, billing and collection services, inside wiring service and maintenance. The Other Operations segment consists of two complementary non-core businesses: Prison Services and Business Systems. Prison Services provides local and long-distance service and automated calling service for correctional facilities. Business Systems sells and supports telecommunications equipment, such as key, private branch exchange (PBX) and IP-based telephone systems, to business customers in Texas and Illinois. It is an Avaya and ShoreTel distributor. The telecommunications industry is subject to extensive federal, state, and local regulation.
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