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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

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industry
vs
history
Cash to Debt 0.01
CTL's Cash to Debt is ranked lower than
97% of the 460 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 0.42 vs. CTL: 0.01 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Cash to Debt only.
CTL' s Cash to Debt Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0  Med: 0.01 Max: 0.07
Current: 0.01
0
0.07
Equity to Asset 0.29
CTL's Equity to Asset is ranked lower than
67% of the 457 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 0.40 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: 0.38 Max: 0.47
Current: 0.29
0.28
0.47
Interest Coverage 1.77
CTL's Interest Coverage is ranked lower than
81% of the 381 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 6.66 vs. CTL: 1.77 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Interest Coverage only.
CTL' s Interest Coverage Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1.12  Med: 2.03 Max: 3.79
Current: 1.77
1.12
3.79
F-Score: 6
Z-Score: 0.77
M-Score: -3.85
WACC vs ROIC
6.45%
4.23%
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 (%) 13.34
CTL's Operating margin (%) is ranked higher than
69% of the 457 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 7.39 vs. CTL: 13.34 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Operating margin (%) only.
CTL' s Operating margin (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 8.03  Med: 14.66 Max: 29.86
Current: 13.34
8.03
29.86
Net-margin (%) 3.58
CTL's Net-margin (%) is ranked higher than
51% of the 459 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 3.35 vs. CTL: 3.58 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Net-margin (%) only.
CTL' s Net-margin (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -1.32  Med: 4.6 Max: 15.75
Current: 3.58
-1.32
15.75
ROE (%) 4.51
CTL's ROE (%) is ranked lower than
56% of the 445 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 5.91 vs. CTL: 4.51 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROE (%) only.
CTL' s ROE (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -1.31  Med: 5.42 Max: 12.67
Current: 4.51
-1.31
12.67
ROA (%) 1.33
CTL's ROA (%) is ranked lower than
58% of the 467 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 2.38 vs. CTL: 1.33 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROA (%) only.
CTL' s ROA (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -0.45  Med: 1.68 Max: 5.35
Current: 1.33
-0.45
5.35
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) 13.00
CTL's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked lower than
51% of the 463 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 14.10 vs. CTL: 13.00 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) only.
CTL' s ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 8.07  Med: 14.37 Max: 26.76
Current: 13
8.07
26.76
Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) 2.40
CTL's Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked lower than
51% of the 396 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 2.60 vs. CTL: 2.40 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) only.
CTL' s Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -0.2  Med: 7.7 Max: 17.2
Current: 2.4
-0.2
17.2
EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) 4.70
CTL's EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
57% of the 336 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.90 vs. CTL: 4.70 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) only.
CTL' s EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -4.7  Med: 2.9 Max: 19
Current: 4.7
-4.7
19
» CTL's 10-Y Financials

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Guru Trades

Q1 2016

CTL Guru Trades in Q1 2016

Jim Simons 271,930 sh (New)
David Dreman 28,624 sh (New)
Steven Cohen 2,314,600 sh (+369.02%)
Joel Greenblatt 1,462,067 sh (+48.66%)
T Rowe Price Equity Income Fund 3,901,700 sh (-7.10%)
Paul Tudor Jones 33,271 sh (-30.05%)
Ray Dalio 285,184 sh (-62.34%)
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Q2 2016

CTL Guru Trades in Q2 2016

Ray Dalio 648,370 sh (+127.35%)
Paul Tudor Jones 60,717 sh (+82.49%)
Joel Greenblatt 1,582,825 sh (+8.26%)
Steven Cohen Sold Out
Jim Simons Sold Out
T Rowe Price Equity Income Fund 3,850,000 sh (-1.33%)
David Dreman 27,980 sh (-2.25%)
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Q3 2016

CTL Guru Trades in Q3 2016

NWQ Managers 103,693 sh (New)
T Rowe Price Equity Income Fund 3,850,000 sh (unchged)
David Dreman 27,980 sh (unchged)
Joel Greenblatt 1,176,009 sh (-25.70%)
Paul Tudor Jones 42,609 sh (-29.82%)
Ray Dalio 444,625 sh (-31.42%)
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Q4 2016

CTL Guru Trades in Q4 2016

Steven Cohen 271,400 sh (New)
Pioneer Investments 20,627 sh (New)
Jeremy Grantham 9,200 sh (New)
Ray Dalio 1,081,241 sh (+143.18%)
NWQ Managers 103,693 sh (unchged)
T Rowe Price Equity Income Fund 3,850,000 sh (unchged)
Joel Greenblatt 835,718 sh (-28.94%)
David Dreman 15,640 sh (-44.10%)
Paul Tudor Jones 21,800 sh (-48.84%)
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Business Description

Industry: Communication Services » Telecom Services    NAICS: 517919    SIC: 4813
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CenturyLink Inc, together with its subsidiaries, is an integrated communications company engaged primarily in providing a broad array of communications services including local and long distance voice, data, Internet access & broadband services etc.

CenturyLink Inc was incorporated under the laws of the State of Louisiana on April 30, 1968. It is an integrated communications company engaged in providing 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 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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Ratios

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P/E(ttm) 21.31
CTL's P/E(ttm) is ranked lower than
53% of the 362 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 20.00 vs. CTL: 21.31 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/E(ttm) only.
CTL' s P/E(ttm) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 6.17  Med: 15.03 Max: 52.17
Current: 21.31
6.17
52.17
Forward P/E 11.24
CTL's Forward P/E is ranked higher than
89% of the 120 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 15.46 vs. CTL: 11.24 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward P/E only.
N/A
PE(NRI) 21.31
CTL's PE(NRI) is ranked lower than
52% of the 327 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 20.28 vs. CTL: 21.31 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PE(NRI) only.
CTL' s PE(NRI) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 6.17  Med: 15.03 Max: 52.17
Current: 21.31
6.17
52.17
Price/Owner Earnings (ttm) 8.98
CTL's Price/Owner Earnings (ttm) is ranked higher than
81% of the 234 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 17.08 vs. CTL: 8.98 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Owner Earnings (ttm) only.
CTL' s Price/Owner Earnings (ttm) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 4.2  Med: 6.92 Max: 11.95
Current: 8.98
4.2
11.95
P/B 1.00
CTL's P/B is ranked higher than
83% of the 488 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 2.28 vs. CTL: 1.00 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/B only.
CTL' s P/B Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.7  Med: 1.16 Max: 1.72
Current: 1
0.7
1.72
P/S 0.74
CTL's P/S is ranked higher than
77% of the 494 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.51 vs. CTL: 0.74 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/S only.
CTL' s P/S Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.71  Med: 1.26 Max: 2.4
Current: 0.74
0.71
2.4
PFCF 8.22
CTL's PFCF is ranked higher than
83% of the 251 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 16.06 vs. CTL: 8.22 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PFCF only.
CTL' s PFCF Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 4.83  Med: 7.94 Max: 13.04
Current: 8.22
4.83
13.04
POCF 2.93
CTL's POCF is ranked higher than
90% of the 338 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 6.39 vs. CTL: 2.93 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful POCF only.
CTL' s POCF Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 2.52  Med: 4.08 Max: 6.81
Current: 2.93
2.52
6.81
EV-to-EBIT 14.11
CTL's EV-to-EBIT is ranked higher than
57% of the 394 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 15.57 vs. CTL: 14.11 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EV-to-EBIT only.
CTL' s EV-to-EBIT Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 6.8  Med: 12.8 Max: 34.1
Current: 14.11
6.8
34.1
EV-to-EBITDA 5.26
CTL's EV-to-EBITDA is ranked higher than
77% of the 433 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 8.64 vs. CTL: 5.26 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EV-to-EBITDA only.
CTL' s EV-to-EBITDA Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 4.1  Med: 5.8 Max: 11.3
Current: 5.26
4.1
11.3
PEG 17.42
CTL's PEG is ranked lower than
92% of the 153 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 2.49 vs. CTL: 17.42 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PEG only.
CTL' s PEG Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.68  Med: 1.66 Max: 164.44
Current: 17.42
0.68
164.44
Shiller P/E 11.55
CTL's Shiller P/E is ranked higher than
69% of the 116 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 16.72 vs. CTL: 11.55 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Shiller P/E only.
CTL' s Shiller P/E Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 7.31  Med: 12.03 Max: 18.46
Current: 11.55
7.31
18.46
Current Ratio 0.97
CTL's Current Ratio is ranked lower than
58% of the 441 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.13 vs. CTL: 0.97 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Current Ratio only.
CTL' s Current Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.19  Med: 0.75 Max: 1.21
Current: 0.97
0.19
1.21
Quick Ratio 0.97
CTL's Quick Ratio is ranked lower than
54% of the 441 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.03 vs. CTL: 0.97 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Quick Ratio only.
CTL' s Quick Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.18  Med: 0.7 Max: 1.19
Current: 0.97
0.18
1.19
Days Inventory 6.48
CTL's Days Inventory is ranked higher than
77% of the 350 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 17.36 vs. CTL: 6.48 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Inventory only.
CTL' s Days Inventory Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.94  Med: 4.06 Max: 6.95
Current: 6.48
0.94
6.95
Days Sales Outstanding 40.89
CTL's Days Sales Outstanding is ranked higher than
58% of the 350 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 46.91 vs. CTL: 40.89 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Sales Outstanding only.
CTL' s Days Sales Outstanding Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 30.33  Med: 39.62 Max: 50.31
Current: 40.89
30.33
50.31
Days Payable 48.64
CTL's Days Payable is ranked lower than
62% of the 290 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 64.92 vs. CTL: 48.64 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Payable only.
CTL' s Days Payable Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 42.99  Med: 57.03 Max: 82.22
Current: 48.64
42.99
82.22

Dividend & Buy Back

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history
Dividend Yield 8.73
CTL's Dividend Yield is ranked higher than
94% of the 738 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 4.14 vs. CTL: 8.73 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Dividend Yield only.
CTL' s Dividend Yield Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.51  Med: 7.05 Max: 9.59
Current: 8.73
0.51
9.59
Dividend Payout 1.28
CTL's Dividend Payout is ranked higher than
78% of the 300 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 0.73 vs. CTL: 1.28 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Dividend Payout only.
CTL' s Dividend Payout Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.07  Med: 1.37 Max: 2.71
Current: 1.28
0.07
2.71
Forward Dividend Yield 8.70
CTL's Forward Dividend Yield is ranked higher than
94% of the 718 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 4.07 vs. CTL: 8.70 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward Dividend Yield only.
N/A
Yield on cost (5-Year) 6.22
CTL's Yield on cost (5-Year) is ranked higher than
66% of the 793 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 4.43 vs. CTL: 6.22 )
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: 0.36  Med: 5.04 Max: 6.85
Current: 6.22
0.36
6.85
3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio 2.20
CTL's 3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio is ranked higher than
89% of the 268 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: -1.60 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: -83.5  Med: -0.7 Max: 8.6
Current: 2.2
-83.5
8.6

Valuation & Return

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Price/Projected FCF 0.42
CTL's Price/Projected FCF is ranked higher than
94% of the 233 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.46 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: 0.28  Med: 0.76 Max: 3.89
Current: 0.42
0.28
3.89
Price/Median PS Value 0.61
CTL's Price/Median PS Value is ranked higher than
86% of the 444 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.03 vs. CTL: 0.61 )
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: 1.51 Max: 3.17
Current: 0.61
0.58
3.17
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) 7.02
CTL's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
66% of the 501 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 4.40 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: 7.8 Max: 14.7
Current: 7.02
2.9
14.7
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) 16.35
CTL's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) is ranked higher than
73% of the 250 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 8.46 vs. CTL: 16.35 )
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: 6.9  Med: 15.4 Max: 29.4
Current: 16.35
6.9
29.4

More Statistics

Revenue (TTM) (Mil) $17,470
EPS (TTM) $ 1.16
Beta0.98
Short Percentage of Float14.09%
52-Week Range $22.86 - 33.45
Shares Outstanding (Mil)546.56

Analyst Estimate

Dec17 Dec18 Dec19
Revenue (Mil $) 17,068 16,933 16,786
EPS ($) 2.20 2.14 2.27
EPS w/o NRI ($) 2.20 2.14 2.27
EPS Growth Rate
(3Y to 5Y Estimate)
-0.44%
Dividends Per Share ($) 2.16 1.98 2.16
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