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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

vs
industry
vs
history
Cash to Debt 0.01
CTL's Cash to Debt is ranked lower than
97% of the 455 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 0.48 vs. CTL: 0.01 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Cash to Debt only.
CTL' s 10-Year Cash to Debt Range
Min: 0  Med: 0.02 Max: 0.23
Current: 0.01
0
0.23
Equity to Asset 0.30
CTL's Equity to Asset is ranked lower than
68% of the 433 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 0.41 vs. CTL: 0.30 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Equity to Asset only.
CTL' s 10-Year Equity to Asset Range
Min: 0.28  Med: 0.40 Max: 0.55
Current: 0.3
0.28
0.55
Interest Coverage 1.84
CTL's Interest Coverage is ranked lower than
89% of the 259 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 10.93 vs. CTL: 1.84 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Interest Coverage only.
CTL' s 10-Year Interest Coverage Range
Min: 1.12  Med: 3.35 Max: 5
Current: 1.84
1.12
5
F-Score: 7
Z-Score: 0.75
M-Score: -2.91
WACC vs ROIC
3.67%
4.70%
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 (%) 12.91
CTL's Operating margin (%) is ranked higher than
64% of the 456 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 8.37 vs. CTL: 12.91 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Operating margin (%) only.
CTL' s 10-Year Operating margin (%) Range
Min: 8.03  Med: 29.22 Max: 31.69
Current: 12.91
8.03
31.69
Net-margin (%) 3.99
CTL's Net-margin (%) is ranked lower than
52% of the 456 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 4.35 vs. CTL: 3.99 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Net-margin (%) only.
CTL' s 10-Year Net-margin (%) Range
Min: -1.32  Med: 14.41 Max: 40.65
Current: 3.99
-1.32
40.65
ROE (%) 4.59
CTL's ROE (%) is ranked lower than
59% of the 434 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 7.77 vs. CTL: 4.59 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROE (%) only.
CTL' s 10-Year ROE (%) Range
Min: -1.31  Med: 10.86 Max: 29.54
Current: 4.59
-1.31
29.54
ROA (%) 1.42
CTL's ROA (%) is ranked lower than
61% of the 463 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 3.30 vs. CTL: 1.42 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROA (%) only.
CTL' s 10-Year ROA (%) Range
Min: -0.45  Med: 4.40 Max: 11.38
Current: 1.42
-0.45
11.38
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) 12.67
CTL's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked lower than
52% of the 457 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 13.77 vs. CTL: 12.67 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) only.
CTL' s 10-Year ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: 8.07  Med: 22.32 Max: 44.4
Current: 12.67
8.07
44.4
Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) 3.30
CTL's Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
52% of the 391 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 2.20 vs. CTL: 3.30 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) only.
CTL' s 10-Year Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: -0.2  Med: 8.80 Max: 32.2
Current: 3.3
-0.2
32.2
EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) 2.00
CTL's EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
51% of the 328 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.50 vs. CTL: 2.00 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) only.
CTL' s 10-Year EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: -4.7  Med: 3.00 Max: 34.5
Current: 2
-4.7
34.5
EPS Growth (3Y)(%) 8.30
CTL's EPS Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
59% of the 299 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 2.50 vs. CTL: 8.30 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EPS Growth (3Y)(%) only.
CTL' s 10-Year EPS Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: -32.8  Med: 8.50 Max: 37.7
Current: 8.3
-32.8
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

Q3 2014

CTL Guru Trades in Q3 2014

John Keeley 10,290 sh (New)
Paul Tudor Jones 9,886 sh (New)
Caxton Associates 105,700 sh (New)
Brian Rogers 4,436,179 sh (unchged)
Louis Moore Bacon 100,000 sh (unchged)
Jim Simons Sold Out
David Dreman 7,672 sh (-11.60%)
NWQ Managers 1,330,434 sh (-56.13%)
Joel Greenblatt 76,396 sh (-76.68%)
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Q4 2014

CTL Guru Trades in Q4 2014

Jim Simons 569,568 sh (New)
Joel Greenblatt 1,116,920 sh (+1362.01%)
John Keeley 10,290 sh (unchged)
Brian Rogers 4,436,179 sh (unchged)
NWQ Managers Sold Out
Caxton Associates Sold Out
Paul Tudor Jones 9,779 sh (-1.08%)
David Dreman 6,290 sh (-18.01%)
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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%)
Brian Rogers 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)
RS Investment Management 3,400 sh (New)
Ray Dalio 685,511 sh (+124.26%)
David Dreman 22,466 sh (+58.78%)
Brian Rogers 4,436,179 sh (unchged)
Louis Moore Bacon 300,000 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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Ratios

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industry
vs
history
P/E(ttm) 21.23
CTL's P/E(ttm) is ranked lower than
57% of the 310 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 18.90 vs. CTL: 21.23 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/E(ttm) only.
CTL' s 10-Year P/E(ttm) Range
Min: 6.16  Med: 14.03 Max: 51.17
Current: 21.23
6.16
51.17
Forward P/E 12.56
CTL's Forward P/E is ranked higher than
64% of the 188 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 16.31 vs. CTL: 12.56 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward P/E only.
N/A
PE(NRI) 21.50
CTL's PE(NRI) is ranked lower than
54% of the 305 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 19.60 vs. CTL: 21.50 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PE(NRI) only.
CTL' s 10-Year PE(NRI) Range
Min: 6.13  Med: 14.14 Max: 50.93
Current: 21.5
6.13
50.93
P/B 1.00
CTL's P/B is ranked higher than
78% of the 423 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 2.21 vs. CTL: 1.00 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/B only.
CTL' s 10-Year P/B Range
Min: 0.7  Med: 1.22 Max: 1.72
Current: 1
0.7
1.72
P/S 0.84
CTL's P/S is ranked higher than
68% of the 451 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.39 vs. CTL: 0.84 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/S only.
CTL' s 10-Year P/S Range
Min: 0.77  Med: 1.40 Max: 2.38
Current: 0.84
0.77
2.38
PFCF 6.79
CTL's PFCF is ranked higher than
88% of the 234 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 17.47 vs. CTL: 6.79 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PFCF only.
CTL' s 10-Year PFCF Range
Min: 4.8  Med: 8.42 Max: 12.85
Current: 6.79
4.8
12.85
POCF 2.88
CTL's POCF is ranked higher than
88% of the 319 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 7.72 vs. CTL: 2.88 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful POCF only.
CTL' s 10-Year POCF Range
Min: 2.55  Med: 4.57 Max: 6.82
Current: 2.88
2.55
6.82
EV-to-EBIT 15.17
CTL's EV-to-EBIT is ranked higher than
51% of the 335 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 15.31 vs. CTL: 15.17 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EV-to-EBIT only.
CTL' s 10-Year EV-to-EBIT Range
Min: 7.4  Med: 11.40 Max: 34.9
Current: 15.17
7.4
34.9
PEG 53.75
CTL's PEG is ranked lower than
95% of the 141 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 2.09 vs. CTL: 53.75 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PEG only.
CTL' s 10-Year PEG Range
Min: 0.64  Med: 1.03 Max: 31.36
Current: 53.75
0.64
31.36
Shiller P/E 16.84
CTL's Shiller P/E is ranked higher than
52% of the 215 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 17.77 vs. CTL: 16.84 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Shiller P/E only.
CTL' s 10-Year Shiller P/E Range
Min: 7.12  Med: 12.13 Max: 23.81
Current: 16.84
7.12
23.81
Current Ratio 0.69
CTL's Current Ratio is ranked lower than
77% of the 447 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.12 vs. CTL: 0.69 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Current Ratio only.
CTL' s 10-Year Current Ratio Range
Min: 0.19  Med: 0.75 Max: 1.32
Current: 0.69
0.19
1.32
Quick Ratio 0.66
CTL's Quick Ratio is ranked lower than
76% of the 447 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.06 vs. CTL: 0.66 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Quick Ratio only.
CTL' s 10-Year Quick Ratio Range
Min: 0.18  Med: 0.73 Max: 1.31
Current: 0.66
0.18
1.31
Days Inventory 4.92
CTL's Days Inventory is ranked higher than
78% of the 347 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 14.60 vs. CTL: 4.92 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Inventory only.
CTL' s 10-Year Days Inventory Range
Min: 0.94  Med: 4.72 Max: 18.29
Current: 4.92
0.94
18.29
Days Sales Outstanding 40.04
CTL's Days Sales Outstanding is ranked higher than
58% of the 380 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 47.27 vs. CTL: 40.04 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Sales Outstanding only.
CTL' s 10-Year Days Sales Outstanding Range
Min: 25.73  Med: 38.98 Max: 92.03
Current: 40.04
25.73
92.03

Dividend & Buy Back

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industry
vs
history
Dividend Yield 8.06
CTL's Dividend Yield is ranked higher than
89% of the 682 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 3.82 vs. CTL: 8.06 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Dividend Yield only.
CTL' s 10-Year Dividend Yield Range
Min: 0.51  Med: 6.21 Max: 9.59
Current: 8.06
0.51
9.59
Dividend Payout 1.71
CTL's Dividend Payout is ranked lower than
92% of the 356 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 0.67 vs. CTL: 1.71 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Dividend Payout only.
CTL' s 10-Year Dividend Payout Range
Min: 0.01  Med: 0.12 Max: 6.04
Current: 1.71
0.01
6.04
Dividend growth (3y) -9.40
CTL's Dividend growth (3y) is ranked lower than
65% of the 189 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 10-Year Dividend growth (3y) Range
Min: -9.4  Med: 5.00 Max: 123.7
Current: -9.4
-9.4
123.7
Yield on cost (5-Year) 5.92
CTL's Yield on cost (5-Year) is ranked higher than
70% of the 682 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 4.61 vs. CTL: 5.92 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Yield on cost (5-Year) only.
CTL' s 10-Year Yield on cost (5-Year) Range
Min: 0.37  Med: 4.56 Max: 7.04
Current: 5.92
0.37
7.04
Share Buyback Rate -2.20
CTL's Share Buyback Rate is ranked lower than
60% of the 310 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: -1.00 vs. CTL: -2.20 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Share Buyback Rate only.
CTL' s 10-Year Share Buyback Rate Range
Min: 9  Med: -1.50 Max: -73.3
Current: -2.2

Valuation & Return

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industry
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history
Price/Projected FCF 0.47
CTL's Price/Projected FCF is ranked higher than
89% of the 226 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.32 vs. CTL: 0.47 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Projected FCF only.
CTL' s 10-Year Price/Projected FCF Range
Min: 0.27  Med: 0.76 Max: 3.89
Current: 0.47
0.27
3.89
Price/Median PS Value 0.60
CTL's Price/Median PS Value is ranked higher than
86% of the 415 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 0.99 vs. CTL: 0.60 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Median PS Value only.
CTL' s 10-Year Price/Median PS Value Range
Min: 0.66  Med: 1.46 Max: 2.92
Current: 0.6
0.66
2.92
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) 6.68
CTL's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
64% of the 456 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 4.90 vs. CTL: 6.68 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) only.
CTL' s 10-Year Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: 2.9  Med: 8.80 Max: 13.5
Current: 6.68
2.9
13.5
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) 15.14
CTL's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) is ranked higher than
67% of the 241 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 9.65 vs. CTL: 15.14 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) only.
CTL' s 10-Year Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) Range
Min: 8  Med: 16.50 Max: 30
Current: 15.14
8
30

Analyst Estimate

Dec15 Dec16 Dec17
Revenue(Mil) 17,767 17,732 17,795
EPS($) 2.22 2.10 2.46
EPS without NRI($) 2.22 2.10 2.46

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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