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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 : 7/10

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Cash to Debt 0.04
CTL's Cash to Debt is ranked higher than
61% of the 973 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 0.30 vs. CTL: 0.04 )
CTL' s 10-Year Cash to Debt Range
Min: 0   Max: 0.23
Current: 0.04

0
0.23
Equity to Asset 0.33
CTL's Equity to Asset is ranked higher than
73% of the 936 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 0.38 vs. CTL: 0.33 )
CTL' s 10-Year Equity to Asset Range
Min: 0.28   Max: 0.55
Current: 0.33

0.28
0.55
Interest Coverage 1.12
CTL's Interest Coverage is ranked higher than
68% of the 640 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 5.89 vs. CTL: 1.12 )
CTL' s 10-Year Interest Coverage Range
Min: 1.12   Max: 5
Current: 1.12

1.12
5
F-Score: 6
Z-Score: 0.89
M-Score: -2.84
WACC vs ROIC
3.01%
4.40%
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 (%) 14.16
CTL's Operating margin (%) is ranked higher than
85% of the 981 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 12.21 vs. CTL: 14.16 )
CTL' s 10-Year Operating margin (%) Range
Min: 8.03   Max: 31.69
Current: 14.16

8.03
31.69
Net-margin (%) 4.54
CTL's Net-margin (%) is ranked higher than
79% of the 981 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 6.04 vs. CTL: 4.54 )
CTL' s 10-Year Net-margin (%) Range
Min: -1.32   Max: 40.65
Current: 4.54

-1.32
40.65
ROE (%) 4.91
CTL's ROE (%) is ranked higher than
75% of the 951 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 11.00 vs. CTL: 4.91 )
CTL' s 10-Year ROE (%) Range
Min: -1.31   Max: 29.55
Current: 4.91

-1.31
29.55
ROA (%) 1.61
CTL's ROA (%) is ranked higher than
75% of the 987 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 4.22 vs. CTL: 1.61 )
CTL' s 10-Year ROA (%) Range
Min: -0.45   Max: 11.38
Current: 1.61

-0.45
11.38
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) 13.83
CTL's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
78% of the 986 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 20.31 vs. CTL: 13.83 )
CTL' s 10-Year ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: 7.71   Max: 38.87
Current: 13.83

7.71
38.87
Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) 8.80
CTL's Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
81% of the 850 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 3.20 vs. CTL: 8.80 )
CTL' s 10-Year Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: -0.2   Max: 32.2
Current: 8.8

-0.2
32.2
EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) -4.70
CTL's EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
81% of the 769 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.90 vs. CTL: -4.70 )
CTL' s 10-Year EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: -4.7   Max: 34.5
Current: -4.7

-4.7
34.5
» CTL's 10-Y Financials

Financials


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

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Guru Trades

Q1 2014

CTL Guru Trades in Q1 2014

Joel Greenblatt 239,334 sh (+645.68%)
Steven Cohen 39,646 sh (+172.05%)
Mario Gabelli 9,418 sh (+11.88%)
David Dreman 6,970 sh (+11.18%)
Brian Rogers 4,436,179 sh (+7.25%)
Louis Moore Bacon 750,000 sh (unchged)
Pioneer Investments Sold Out
Jeremy Grantham Sold Out
NWQ Managers 7,063,804 sh (-2.11%)
Ray Dalio 18,975 sh (-88.85%)
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Q2 2014

CTL Guru Trades in Q2 2014

Jim Simons 301,030 sh (New)
Joel Greenblatt 327,556 sh (+36.86%)
David Dreman 8,679 sh (+24.52%)
Brian Rogers 4,436,179 sh (unchged)
Louis Moore Bacon 250,000 sh (unchged)
Ray Dalio Sold Out
Mario Gabelli Sold Out
NWQ Managers 3,032,985 sh (-57.06%)
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Q3 2014

CTL Guru Trades in Q3 2014

Paul Tudor Jones 9,886 sh (New)
John Keeley 10,290 sh (New)
Caxton Associates 105,700 sh (New)
Louis Moore Bacon 100,000 sh (unchged)
Brian Rogers 4,436,179 sh (unchged)
Jim Simons Sold Out
David Dreman 7,672 sh (-11.6%)
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%)
Brian Rogers 4,436,179 sh (unchged)
John Keeley 10,290 sh (unchged)
Caxton Associates Sold Out
NWQ Managers Sold Out
Paul Tudor Jones 9,779 sh (-1.08%)
David Dreman 6,290 sh (-18.01%)
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Insider Trades

Latest Guru Trades with CTL

(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
NWQ Managers 2014-12-31 Sold Out 0.59%$37.58 - $41.81 $ 37.63-6%0
Joel Greenblatt 2014-12-31 Add 1362.01%0.34%$37.58 - $41.81 $ 37.63-6%1116920
NWQ Managers 2014-09-30 Reduce -56.13%0.62%$35.94 - $41.47 $ 37.63-4%1330434
Joel Greenblatt 2014-09-30 Reduce -76.68%0.12%$35.94 - $41.47 $ 37.63-4%76396
John Keeley 2014-09-30 New Buy0.01%$35.94 - $41.47 $ 37.63-4%10290
NWQ Managers 2014-06-30 Reduce -57.06%1.14%$33.08 - $38.18 $ 37.635%3032985
Joel Greenblatt 2014-06-30 Add 36.86%0.04%$33.08 - $38.18 $ 37.635%327556
Ray Dalio 2014-06-30 Sold Out 0.01%$33.08 - $38.18 $ 37.635%0
David Dreman 2014-06-30 Add 24.52%$33.08 - $38.18 $ 37.635%8679
Mario Gabelli 2014-06-30 Sold Out $33.08 - $38.18 $ 37.635%0
Joel Greenblatt 2014-03-31 Add 645.68%0.1%$28.09 - $32.68 $ 37.6323%239334
Ray Dalio 2014-03-31 Reduce -88.85%0.04%$28.09 - $32.68 $ 37.6323%18975
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Ratios

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P/E(ttm) 26.40
CTL's P/E(ttm) is ranked higher than
81% of the 1046 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 23.00 vs. CTL: 26.40 )
CTL' s 10-Year P/E(ttm) Range
Min: 6.16   Max: 51.17
Current: 26.4

6.16
51.17
Forward P/E 14.71
CTL's Forward P/E is ranked higher than
91% of the 1046 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 24.27 vs. CTL: 14.71 )
N/A
PE(NRI) 26.30
CTL's PE(NRI) is ranked higher than
82% of the 1046 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 24.20 vs. CTL: 26.30 )
CTL' s 10-Year PE(NRI) Range
Min: 6.13   Max: 50.93
Current: 26.3

6.13
50.93
P/B 1.31
CTL's P/B is ranked higher than
90% of the 1046 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 2.91 vs. CTL: 1.31 )
CTL' s 10-Year P/B Range
Min: 0.69   Max: 1.72
Current: 1.31

0.69
1.72
P/S 1.19
CTL's P/S is ranked higher than
86% of the 1046 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.81 vs. CTL: 1.19 )
CTL' s 10-Year P/S Range
Min: 0.89   Max: 2.38
Current: 1.19

0.89
2.38
PFCF 10.09
CTL's PFCF is ranked higher than
95% of the 1046 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 32.57 vs. CTL: 10.09 )
CTL' s 10-Year PFCF Range
Min: 4.8   Max: 12.85
Current: 10.09

4.8
12.85
POCF 4.24
CTL's POCF is ranked higher than
93% of the 1046 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 8.67 vs. CTL: 4.24 )
CTL' s 10-Year POCF Range
Min: 2.55   Max: 6.82
Current: 4.24

2.55
6.82
EV-to-EBIT 16.16
CTL's EV-to-EBIT is ranked higher than
84% of the 1046 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 18.05 vs. CTL: 16.16 )
CTL' s 10-Year EV-to-EBIT Range
Min: 7.4   Max: 34.9
Current: 16.16

7.4
34.9
Shiller P/E 20.19
CTL's Shiller P/E is ranked higher than
89% of the 1046 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 37.21 vs. CTL: 20.19 )
CTL' s 10-Year Shiller P/E Range
Min: 7.17   Max: 22.3
Current: 20.19

7.17
22.3
Current Ratio 0.88
CTL's Current Ratio is ranked higher than
73% of the 965 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.04 vs. CTL: 0.88 )
CTL' s 10-Year Current Ratio Range
Min: 0.19   Max: 1.32
Current: 0.88

0.19
1.32
Quick Ratio 0.85
CTL's Quick Ratio is ranked higher than
74% of the 965 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 0.97 vs. CTL: 0.85 )
CTL' s 10-Year Quick Ratio Range
Min: 0.18   Max: 1.31
Current: 0.85

0.18
1.31
Days Inventory 4.32
CTL's Days Inventory is ranked higher than
94% of the 1046 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 25.26 vs. CTL: 4.32 )
CTL' s 10-Year Days Inventory Range
Min: 0.94   Max: 18.29
Current: 4.32

0.94
18.29
Days Sales Outstanding 39.81
CTL's Days Sales Outstanding is ranked higher than
87% of the 1046 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 54.13 vs. CTL: 39.81 )
CTL' s 10-Year Days Sales Outstanding Range
Min: 25.73   Max: 92.03
Current: 39.81

25.73
92.03

Dividend & Buy Back

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Dividend Yield 5.74
CTL's Dividend Yield is ranked higher than
83% of the 693 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 3.47 vs. CTL: 5.74 )
CTL' s 10-Year Dividend Yield Range
Min: 0.51   Max: 9.59
Current: 5.74

0.51
9.59
Dividend Payout 1.59
CTL's Dividend Payout is ranked higher than
70% of the 1046 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.39 vs. CTL: 1.59 )
CTL' s 10-Year Dividend Payout Range
Min: 0.01   Max: 6.04
Current: 1.59

0.01
6.04
Dividend growth (3y) -9.40
CTL's Dividend growth (3y) is ranked higher than
79% of the 544 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 3.00 vs. CTL: -9.40 )
CTL' s 10-Year Dividend growth (3y) Range
Min: -9.4   Max: 123.7
Current: -9.4

-9.4
123.7
Yield on cost (5-Year) 7.38
CTL's Yield on cost (5-Year) is ranked higher than
50% of the 702 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 3.93 vs. CTL: 7.38 )
CTL' s 10-Year Yield on cost (5-Year) Range
Min: 0.66   Max: 12.42
Current: 7.38

0.66
12.42
Share Buyback Rate -25.90
CTL's Share Buyback Rate is ranked higher than
78% of the 712 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: -0.20 vs. CTL: -25.90 )
CTL' s 10-Year Share Buyback Rate Range
Min: 9   Max: -73.3
Current: -25.9

Valuation & Return

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Price/DCF (Projected) 0.68
CTL's Price/DCF (Projected) is ranked higher than
95% of the 1046 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.94 vs. CTL: 0.68 )
CTL' s 10-Year Price/DCF (Projected) Range
Min: 0.27   Max: 3.89
Current: 0.68

0.27
3.89
Price/Median PS Value 0.83
CTL's Price/Median PS Value is ranked higher than
91% of the 1046 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.18 vs. CTL: 0.83 )
CTL' s 10-Year Price/Median PS Value Range
Min: 0.73   Max: 2.83
Current: 0.83

0.73
2.83
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) 6.20
CTL's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) is ranked higher than
83% of the 976 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 5.80 vs. CTL: 6.20 )
CTL' s 10-Year Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) Range
Min: 2.9   Max: 13.5
Current: 6.2

2.9
13.5
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) 9.94
CTL's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) is ranked higher than
84% of the 688 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 9.04 vs. CTL: 9.94 )
CTL' s 10-Year Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) Range
Min: 8   Max: 30
Current: 9.94

8
30

Business Description

Industry: Communication Services » Telecom Services
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CenturyLink Inc was incorporated under the laws of the State of Louisiana in 1968. CenturyLink 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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