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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 0.01
CTL's Cash to Debt is ranked lower than
98% of the 485 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 0.53 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 0.30
CTL's Equity to Asset is ranked lower than
67% of the 474 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 0.40 vs. CTL: 0.30 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Equity to Asset only.
CTL' s Equity to Asset Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.28  Med: 0.39 Max: 0.51
Current: 0.3
0.28
0.51
Interest Coverage 1.99
CTL's Interest Coverage is ranked lower than
81% of the 370 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 6.77 vs. CTL: 1.99 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Interest Coverage only.
CTL' s Interest Coverage Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1.12  Med: 2.70 Max: 3.79
Current: 1.99
1.12
3.79
F-Score: 8
Z-Score: 0.82
M-Score: -2.93
WACC vs ROIC
6.60%
4.95%
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 : 8/10

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Operating margin (%) 14.55
CTL's Operating margin (%) is ranked higher than
69% of the 482 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 7.94 vs. CTL: 14.55 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Operating margin (%) only.
CTL' s Operating margin (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 8.03  Med: 19.78 Max: 29.86
Current: 14.55
8.03
29.86
Net-margin (%) 4.91
CTL's Net-margin (%) is ranked higher than
55% of the 484 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 3.89 vs. CTL: 4.91 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Net-margin (%) only.
CTL' s Net-margin (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -1.32  Med: 8.96 Max: 15.75
Current: 4.91
-1.32
15.75
ROE (%) 6.04
CTL's ROE (%) is ranked lower than
54% of the 462 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 7.75 vs. CTL: 6.04 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROE (%) only.
CTL' s ROE (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -1.31  Med: 7.99 Max: 12.67
Current: 6.04
-1.31
12.67
ROA (%) 1.80
CTL's ROA (%) is ranked lower than
57% of the 492 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 2.60 vs. CTL: 1.80 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROA (%) only.
CTL' s ROA (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -0.45  Med: 3.01 Max: 5.35
Current: 1.8
-0.45
5.35
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) 14.46
CTL's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked lower than
51% of the 486 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 14.62 vs. CTL: 14.46 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) only.
CTL' s ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 8.07  Med: 17.08 Max: 26.76
Current: 14.46
8.07
26.76
Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) 3.00
CTL's Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
51% of the 416 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 2.70 vs. CTL: 3.00 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) only.
CTL' s Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -0.2  Med: 8.00 Max: 28.9
Current: 3
-0.2
28.9
EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) 1.30
CTL's EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked lower than
51% of the 356 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.50 vs. CTL: 1.30 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) only.
CTL' s EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -4.7  Med: 2.90 Max: 33.2
Current: 1.3
-4.7
33.2
EPS Growth (3Y)(%) 8.30
CTL's EPS Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
67% of the 309 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: -1.90 vs. CTL: 8.30 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EPS Growth (3Y)(%) only.
CTL' s EPS Growth (3Y)(%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -32.7  Med: 8.20 Max: 37.7
Current: 8.3
-32.7
37.7
» CTL's 10-Y Financials

Financials (Next Earnings Date: Est. 2016-05-05)


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

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Guru Trades

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

Steven Cohen 493,500 sh (New)
Joel Greenblatt 983,526 sh (+28.56%)
Paul Tudor Jones 47,561 sh (+14.72%)
Jim Simons Sold Out
David Dreman Sold Out
RS Investment Management Sold Out
T Rowe Price Equity Income Fund 4,200,000 sh (-3.59%)
Ray Dalio 757,250 sh (-43.36%)
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Q1 2016

CTL Guru Trades in Q1 2016

T Rowe Price Equity Income Fund 3,901,700 sh (-7.10%)
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Ratios

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P/E(ttm) 19.74
CTL's P/E(ttm) is ranked lower than
53% of the 337 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 18.86 vs. CTL: 19.74 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/E(ttm) only.
CTL' s P/E(ttm) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 6.16  Med: 14.25 Max: 51.17
Current: 19.74
6.16
51.17
Forward P/E 12.61
CTL's Forward P/E is ranked higher than
77% of the 124 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 17.39 vs. CTL: 12.61 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward P/E only.
N/A
PE(NRI) 19.74
CTL's PE(NRI) is ranked lower than
53% of the 338 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 18.87 vs. CTL: 19.74 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PE(NRI) only.
CTL' s PE(NRI) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 6.13  Med: 14.36 Max: 50.93
Current: 19.74
6.13
50.93
Price/Owner Earnings (ttm) 7.17
CTL's Price/Owner Earnings (ttm) is ranked higher than
83% of the 208 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 16.73 vs. CTL: 7.17 )
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: 6.89 Max: 11.69
Current: 7.17
4.2
11.69
P/B 1.21
CTL's P/B is ranked higher than
75% of the 456 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 2.21 vs. CTL: 1.21 )
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: 1.21
0.7
1.72
P/S 0.96
CTL's P/S is ranked higher than
65% of the 474 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.44 vs. CTL: 0.96 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/S only.
CTL' s P/S Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.73  Med: 1.29 Max: 2.4
Current: 0.96
0.73
2.4
PFCF 7.68
CTL's PFCF is ranked higher than
81% of the 230 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 16.91 vs. CTL: 7.68 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PFCF only.
CTL' s PFCF Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 4.83  Med: 8.22 Max: 13.04
Current: 7.68
4.83
13.04
POCF 3.42
CTL's POCF is ranked higher than
83% of the 311 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 7.45 vs. CTL: 3.42 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful POCF only.
CTL' s POCF Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 2.52  Med: 4.33 Max: 6.81
Current: 3.42
2.52
6.81
EV-to-EBIT 14.14
CTL's EV-to-EBIT is ranked higher than
55% of the 359 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 15.31 vs. CTL: 14.14 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EV-to-EBIT only.
CTL' s EV-to-EBIT Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 6.8  Med: 11.80 Max: 34.1
Current: 14.14
6.8
34.1
EV-to-EBITDA 5.49
CTL's EV-to-EBITDA is ranked higher than
73% of the 402 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 8.34 vs. CTL: 5.49 )
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: 5.49
4.1
11.3
PEG 24.63
CTL's PEG is ranked lower than
94% of the 155 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 2.47 vs. CTL: 24.63 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PEG only.
CTL' s PEG Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.67  Med: 1.04 Max: 160.85
Current: 24.63
0.67
160.85
Shiller P/E 13.26
CTL's Shiller P/E is ranked higher than
66% of the 116 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 17.62 vs. CTL: 13.26 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Shiller P/E only.
CTL' s Shiller P/E Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 6.73  Med: 11.87 Max: 16.89
Current: 13.26
6.73
16.89
Current Ratio 0.58
CTL's Current Ratio is ranked lower than
83% of the 470 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.13 vs. CTL: 0.58 )
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: 0.58
0.19
1.21
Quick Ratio 0.54
CTL's Quick Ratio is ranked lower than
82% of the 470 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.03 vs. CTL: 0.54 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Quick Ratio only.
CTL' s Quick Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.18  Med: 0.68 Max: 1.19
Current: 0.54
0.18
1.19
Days Inventory 6.32
CTL's Days Inventory is ranked higher than
77% of the 362 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 15.82 vs. CTL: 6.32 )
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: 6.32
0.94
6.95
Days Sales Outstanding 39.62
CTL's Days Sales Outstanding is ranked higher than
58% of the 378 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 48.41 vs. CTL: 39.62 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Sales Outstanding only.
CTL' s Days Sales Outstanding Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 30.33  Med: 38.85 Max: 50.31
Current: 39.62
30.33
50.31
Days Payable 45.43
CTL's Days Payable is ranked lower than
65% of the 318 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 67.49 vs. CTL: 45.43 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Payable only.
CTL' s Days Payable Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 42.99  Med: 57.35 Max: 82.22
Current: 45.43
42.99
82.22

Dividend & Buy Back

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Dividend Yield 6.88
CTL's Dividend Yield is ranked higher than
85% of the 611 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 3.56 vs. CTL: 6.88 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Dividend Yield only.
CTL' s Dividend Yield Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.51  Med: 6.84 Max: 9.59
Current: 6.88
0.51
9.59
Dividend Payout 1.37
CTL's Dividend Payout is ranked lower than
76% of the 330 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 0.71 vs. CTL: 1.37 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Dividend Payout only.
CTL' s Dividend Payout Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.07  Med: 0.17 Max: 2.7
Current: 1.37
0.07
2.7
Dividend Growth (3y) -9.40
CTL's Dividend Growth (3y) is ranked lower than
64% of the 196 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: 4.80 Max: 123.7
Current: -9.4
-9.4
123.7
Forward Dividend Yield 6.84
CTL's Forward Dividend Yield is ranked higher than
84% of the 558 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 4.00 vs. CTL: 6.84 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward Dividend Yield only.
N/A
Yield on cost (5-Year) 4.68
CTL's Yield on cost (5-Year) is ranked higher than
54% of the 716 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 4.28 vs. CTL: 4.68 )
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: 0.35  Med: 4.68 Max: 6.56
Current: 4.68
0.35
6.56
3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio 3.70
CTL's 3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio is ranked higher than
94% of the 298 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: -1.20 vs. CTL: 3.70 )
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: -1.20 Max: 9
Current: 3.7
-73.3
9

Valuation & Return

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Price/Projected FCF 0.54
CTL's Price/Projected FCF is ranked higher than
86% of the 219 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.36 vs. CTL: 0.54 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Projected FCF only.
CTL' s Price/Projected FCF Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.28  Med: 0.77 Max: 3.89
Current: 0.54
0.28
3.89
Price/DCF (Earnings Based) 1.86
CTL's Price/DCF (Earnings Based) is ranked lower than
64% of the 42 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.48 vs. CTL: 1.86 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/DCF (Earnings Based) only.
N/A
Price/Median PS Value 0.76
CTL's Price/Median PS Value is ranked higher than
73% of the 417 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 0.98 vs. CTL: 0.76 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Median PS Value only.
CTL' s Price/Median PS Value Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.61  Med: 1.54 Max: 3.1
Current: 0.76
0.61
3.1
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) 7.09
CTL's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
67% of the 484 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 4.50 vs. CTL: 7.09 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) only.
CTL' s Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 2.9  Med: 8.50 Max: 14.7
Current: 7.09
2.9
14.7
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) 13.13
CTL's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) is ranked higher than
65% of the 238 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 8.84 vs. CTL: 13.13 )
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: 16.10 Max: 29.4
Current: 13.13
6.9
29.4

More Statistics

Revenue(Mil) $17900
EPS $ 1.59
Beta0.98
Short Percentage of Float9.73%
52-Week Range $21.94 - 37.00
Shares Outstanding(Mil)543.85

Analyst Estimate

Dec16 Dec17 Dec18
Revenue(Mil) 17,685 17,621 17,494
EPS($) 2.39 2.50 2.58
EPS without NRI($) 2.39 2.50 2.58

Business Description

Industry: Communication Services » Telecom Services
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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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