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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
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history
Cash to Debt 0.02
CTL's Cash to Debt is ranked lower than
95% of the 466 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 0.43 vs. CTL: 0.02 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Cash to Debt only.
CTL' s Cash to Debt Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0  Med: 0.02 Max: 0.23
Current: 0.02
0
0.23
Equity to Asset 0.29
CTL's Equity to Asset is ranked lower than
69% of the 456 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 0.41 vs. CTL: 0.29 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Equity to Asset only.
CTL' s Equity to Asset Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.28  Med: 0.40 Max: 0.55
Current: 0.29
0.28
0.55
Interest Coverage 1.78
CTL's Interest Coverage is ranked lower than
88% of the 317 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 8.81 vs. CTL: 1.78 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Interest Coverage only.
CTL' s Interest Coverage Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1.12  Med: 3.37 Max: 3.79
Current: 1.78
1.12
3.79
F-Score: 6
Z-Score: 0.72
M-Score: -2.92
WACC vs ROIC
3.18%
4.84%
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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Operating margin (%) 13.08
CTL's Operating margin (%) is ranked higher than
63% of the 465 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 8.58 vs. CTL: 13.08 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Operating margin (%) only.
CTL' s Operating margin (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 8.03  Med: 25.99 Max: 29.86
Current: 13.08
8.03
29.86
Net-margin (%) 4.08
CTL's Net-margin (%) is ranked lower than
51% of the 465 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 4.47 vs. CTL: 4.08 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Net-margin (%) only.
CTL' s Net-margin (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -1.32  Med: 13.24 Max: 15.75
Current: 4.08
-1.32
15.75
ROE (%) 4.85
CTL's ROE (%) is ranked lower than
58% of the 445 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 7.28 vs. CTL: 4.85 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROE (%) only.
CTL' s ROE (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -1.31  Med: 9.72 Max: 12.67
Current: 4.85
-1.31
12.67
ROA (%) 1.47
CTL's ROA (%) is ranked lower than
59% of the 476 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 2.77 vs. CTL: 1.47 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROA (%) only.
CTL' s ROA (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -0.45  Med: 4.23 Max: 5.35
Current: 1.47
-0.45
5.35
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) 12.93
CTL's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked lower than
53% of the 469 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 15.10 vs. CTL: 12.93 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) only.
CTL' s ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 8.07  Med: 21.51 Max: 28.23
Current: 12.93
8.07
28.23
Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) 3.30
CTL's Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
52% of the 401 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 2.50 vs. CTL: 3.30 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) only.
CTL' s Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -0.2  Med: 8.40 Max: 28.9
Current: 3.3
-0.2
28.9
EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) 2.00
CTL's EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
53% of the 338 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.00 vs. CTL: 2.00 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) only.
CTL' s EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -4.7  Med: 2.95 Max: 33.2
Current: 2
-4.7
33.2
EPS Growth (3Y)(%) 8.10
CTL's EPS Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
62% of the 323 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.30 vs. CTL: 8.10 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EPS Growth (3Y)(%) only.
CTL' s EPS Growth (3Y)(%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -32.7  Med: 8.10 Max: 37.7
Current: 8.1
-32.7
37.7
» CTL's 10-Y Financials

Financials


Revenue & Net Income
Cash & Debt
Oprt. Cash Flow & Free Cash Flow

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Guru Trades

Q1 2015

CTL Guru Trades in Q1 2015

Ray Dalio 305,677 sh (New)
Paul Tudor Jones 90,024 sh (+820.58%)
David Dreman 14,149 sh (+124.94%)
Jim Simons 968,230 sh (+69.99%)
Joel Greenblatt 1,309,134 sh (+17.21%)
T Rowe Price Equity Income Fund 4,436,179 sh (unchged)
John Keeley Sold Out
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Q2 2015

CTL Guru Trades in Q2 2015

RS Investment Management 3,400 sh (New)
Ray Dalio 685,511 sh (+124.26%)
David Dreman 22,466 sh (+58.78%)
Louis Moore Bacon 300,000 sh (unchged)
T Rowe Price Equity Income Fund 4,436,179 sh (unchged)
Joel Greenblatt 941,447 sh (-28.09%)
Jim Simons 594,430 sh (-38.61%)
Paul Tudor Jones 36,747 sh (-59.18%)
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Q3 2015

CTL Guru Trades in Q3 2015

Ray Dalio 1,336,974 sh (+95.03%)
RS Investment Management 5,365 sh (+57.79%)
David Dreman 28,810 sh (+28.24%)
Paul Tudor Jones 41,457 sh (+12.82%)
T Rowe Price Equity Income Fund 4,356,579 sh (-1.79%)
Joel Greenblatt 765,003 sh (-18.74%)
Jim Simons 466,730 sh (-21.48%)
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Q4 2015

CTL Guru Trades in Q4 2015

T Rowe Price Equity Income Fund 4,200,000 sh (-3.59%)
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Ratios

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history
P/E(ttm) 18.84
CTL's P/E(ttm) is ranked lower than
58% of the 659 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 17.07 vs. CTL: 18.84 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/E(ttm) only.
CTL' s P/E(ttm) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 6.16  Med: 14.13 Max: 51.17
Current: 18.84
6.16
51.17
Forward P/E 10.75
CTL's Forward P/E is ranked higher than
84% of the 464 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 15.31 vs. CTL: 10.75 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward P/E only.
N/A
PE(NRI) 18.96
CTL's PE(NRI) is ranked lower than
56% of the 430 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 17.50 vs. CTL: 18.96 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PE(NRI) only.
CTL' s PE(NRI) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 6.13  Med: 14.21 Max: 50.93
Current: 18.96
6.13
50.93
P/B 0.96
CTL's P/B is ranked higher than
80% of the 712 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 2.00 vs. CTL: 0.96 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/B only.
CTL' s P/B Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.7  Med: 1.19 Max: 1.72
Current: 0.96
0.7
1.72
P/S 0.77
CTL's P/S is ranked higher than
65% of the 712 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.06 vs. CTL: 0.77 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/S only.
CTL' s P/S Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.73  Med: 1.37 Max: 2.38
Current: 0.77
0.73
2.38
PFCF 6.14
CTL's PFCF is ranked higher than
89% of the 528 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 16.96 vs. CTL: 6.14 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PFCF only.
CTL' s PFCF Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 4.8  Med: 8.28 Max: 12.85
Current: 6.14
4.8
12.85
POCF 2.65
CTL's POCF is ranked higher than
90% of the 677 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 7.44 vs. CTL: 2.65 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful POCF only.
CTL' s POCF Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 2.51  Med: 4.44 Max: 6.82
Current: 2.65
2.51
6.82
EV-to-EBIT 14.26
CTL's EV-to-EBIT is ranked higher than
52% of the 704 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 14.71 vs. CTL: 14.26 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EV-to-EBIT only.
CTL' s EV-to-EBIT Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 6.8  Med: 11.40 Max: 34.1
Current: 14.26
6.8
34.1
EV-to-EBITDA 5.07
CTL's EV-to-EBITDA is ranked higher than
74% of the 709 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 8.08 vs. CTL: 5.07 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EV-to-EBITDA only.
CTL' s EV-to-EBITDA Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 4.1  Med: 5.90 Max: 11.3
Current: 5.07
4.1
11.3
PEG 51.25
CTL's PEG is ranked lower than
95% of the 148 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 2.10 vs. CTL: 51.25 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PEG only.
CTL' s PEG Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.64  Med: 0.97 Max: 53.52
Current: 51.25
0.64
53.52
Shiller P/E 10.30
CTL's Shiller P/E is ranked higher than
74% of the 212 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 16.02 vs. CTL: 10.30 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Shiller P/E only.
CTL' s Shiller P/E Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 6.73  Med: 11.85 Max: 16.95
Current: 10.3
6.73
16.95
Current Ratio 0.60
CTL's Current Ratio is ranked lower than
82% of the 459 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.13 vs. CTL: 0.60 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Current Ratio only.
CTL' s Current Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.19  Med: 0.76 Max: 1.32
Current: 0.6
0.19
1.32
Quick Ratio 0.58
CTL's Quick Ratio is ranked lower than
81% of the 459 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.04 vs. CTL: 0.58 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Quick Ratio only.
CTL' s Quick Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.18  Med: 0.73 Max: 1.31
Current: 0.58
0.18
1.31
Days Inventory 6.18
CTL's Days Inventory is ranked higher than
78% of the 349 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 16.14 vs. CTL: 6.18 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Inventory only.
CTL' s Days Inventory Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.94  Med: 3.33 Max: 6.95
Current: 6.18
0.94
6.95
Days Sales Outstanding 39.87
CTL's Days Sales Outstanding is ranked higher than
59% of the 361 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 47.67 vs. CTL: 39.87 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Sales Outstanding only.
CTL' s Days Sales Outstanding Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 30.33  Med: 37.52 Max: 50.31
Current: 39.87
30.33
50.31
Days Payable 50.63
CTL's Days Payable is ranked lower than
61% of the 307 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 64.06 vs. CTL: 50.63 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Payable only.
CTL' s Days Payable Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 42.99  Med: 62.89 Max: 82.22
Current: 50.63
42.99
82.22

Dividend & Buy Back

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Dividend Yield 8.78
CTL's Dividend Yield is ranked higher than
87% of the 706 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 3.53 vs. CTL: 8.78 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Dividend Yield only.
CTL' s Dividend Yield Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.51  Med: 6.71 Max: 9.59
Current: 8.78
0.51
9.59
Dividend Payout 1.67
CTL's Dividend Payout is ranked lower than
90% of the 364 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 0.47 vs. CTL: 1.67 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Dividend Payout only.
CTL' s Dividend Payout Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.01  Med: 0.12 Max: 6.04
Current: 1.67
0.01
6.04
Dividend Growth (3y) -9.40
CTL's Dividend Growth (3y) is ranked lower than
64% of the 193 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 2.90 vs. CTL: -9.40 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Dividend Growth (3y) only.
CTL' s Dividend Growth (3y) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -9.4  Med: 4.90 Max: 123.7
Current: -9.4
-9.4
123.7
Forward Dividend Yield 8.71
CTL's Forward Dividend Yield is ranked higher than
86% of the 639 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 4.20 vs. CTL: 8.71 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward Dividend Yield only.
N/A
Yield on cost (5-Year) 6.44
CTL's Yield on cost (5-Year) is ranked higher than
64% of the 706 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 4.06 vs. CTL: 6.44 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Yield on cost (5-Year) only.
CTL' s Yield on cost (5-Year) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.37  Med: 4.92 Max: 7.04
Current: 6.44
0.37
7.04
3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio -2.20
CTL's 3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio is ranked lower than
59% of the 304 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: -1.00 vs. CTL: -2.20 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful 3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio only.
CTL' s 3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -73.3  Med: -1.35 Max: 9
Current: -2.2
-73.3
9

Valuation & Return

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Price/Projected FCF 0.42
CTL's Price/Projected FCF is ranked higher than
89% of the 533 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.15 vs. CTL: 0.42 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Projected FCF only.
CTL' s Price/Projected FCF Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.27  Med: 0.75 Max: 3.89
Current: 0.42
0.27
3.89
Price/Median PS Value 0.56
CTL's Price/Median PS Value is ranked higher than
81% of the 709 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 9999.00 vs. CTL: 0.56 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Median PS Value only.
CTL' s Price/Median PS Value Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.58  Med: 1.44 Max: 2.98
Current: 0.56
0.58
2.98
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) 7.02
CTL's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
65% of the 457 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 4.30 vs. CTL: 7.02 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) only.
CTL' s Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 2.9  Med: 8.80 Max: 14.7
Current: 7.02
2.9
14.7
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) 15.85
CTL's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) is ranked higher than
67% of the 249 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 10.22 vs. CTL: 15.85 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) only.
CTL' s Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 8.2  Med: 16.60 Max: 29.9
Current: 15.85
8.2
29.9

More Statistics

Revenue(Mil) $17862
EPS $ 1.30
Beta1.04
Short Percentage of Float7.32%
52-Week Range $21.94 - 40.59
Shares Outstanding(Mil)549.00

Analyst Estimate

Dec15 Dec16 Dec17 Dec18
Revenue(Mil) 17,833 17,679 17,609 17,724
EPS($) 2.39 2.22 2.31 2.25
EPS without NRI($) 2.39 2.22 2.31 2.25

Business Description

Industry: Communication Services » Telecom Services
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Traded in other countries:CYT.Germany,
CenturyLink Inc was incorporated under the laws of the State of Louisiana on April 30, 1968. It is an integrated communications company engaged primarily in providing an array of communications services to its residential, business, governmental and wholesale customers. The Company's products and services include local and long-distance, broadband, private line (including special access, which it market to wholesale and business customers), MLPS, data integration, managed hosting (including cloud hosting), colocation, Ethernet, network access, public access, wireless, video services and other ancillary services. The Company conducts its operations under the brand name 'CenturyLink'. Its satellite television service is offered on a co-branded basis under the 'DIRECTV' name. Its switched digital television service offering is branded under the name 'Prism'. The wireless service that the Company offers under its agency agreement with Verizon Wireless is marketed under the 'Verizon Wireless' brand name. Currently, all IT and other services furnished through its Savvis operations are marketed under the 'Savvis' brand name. The Company competes with cable companies, wireless providers, and national telecommunications providers, such as AT&T, Inc. and Verizon Communications Inc. The Company is subject to significant regulation by the Federal Communications Commission, which regulates interstate communications, and state utility commissions, which regulate intrastate communications in its local service area.
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