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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
vs
history
Cash to Debt 0.18
ELNK's Cash to Debt is ranked higher than
65% of the 823 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 0.48 vs. ELNK: 0.18 )
ELNK' s 10-Year Cash to Debt Range
Min: 0.18   Max: No Debt
Current: 0.18

Equity to Asset 0.14
ELNK's Equity to Asset is ranked higher than
61% of the 820 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 0.40 vs. ELNK: 0.14 )
ELNK' s 10-Year Equity to Asset Range
Min: -0.27   Max: 0.86
Current: 0.14

-0.27
0.86
Interest Coverage 1.12
ELNK's Interest Coverage is ranked higher than
60% of the 555 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 6.37 vs. ELNK: 1.12 )
ELNK' s 10-Year Interest Coverage Range
Min: 1.12   Max: 9999.99
Current: 1.12

1.12
9999.99
F-Score: 4
Z-Score: -0.60
M-Score: -4.93
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 : 5/10

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industry
vs
history
Operating margin (%) 5.39
ELNK's Operating margin (%) is ranked higher than
72% of the 810 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 12.14 vs. ELNK: 5.39 )
ELNK' s 10-Year Operating margin (%) Range
Min: -91.27   Max: 25.99
Current: 5.39

-91.27
25.99
Net-margin (%) 0.56
ELNK's Net-margin (%) is ranked higher than
67% of the 810 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 7.43 vs. ELNK: 0.56 )
ELNK' s 10-Year Net-margin (%) Range
Min: -93.67   Max: 39.67
Current: 0.56

-93.67
39.67
ROE (%) 1.05
ELNK's ROE (%) is ranked higher than
67% of the 783 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 11.91 vs. ELNK: 1.05 )
ELNK' s 10-Year ROE (%) Range
Min: -557.33   Max: 39.12
Current: 1.05

-557.33
39.12
ROA (%) 0.47
ELNK's ROA (%) is ranked higher than
68% of the 814 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 4.96 vs. ELNK: 0.47 )
ELNK' s 10-Year ROA (%) Range
Min: -114.76   Max: 26.72
Current: 0.47

-114.76
26.72
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) 17.19
ELNK's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
76% of the 810 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 21.47 vs. ELNK: 17.19 )
ELNK' s 10-Year ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: -174.14   Max: 531.58
Current: 17.19

-174.14
531.58
Revenue Growth (%) 23.40
ELNK's Revenue Growth (%) is ranked higher than
95% of the 723 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 4.30 vs. ELNK: 23.40 )
ELNK' s 10-Year Revenue Growth (%) Range
Min: -85.9   Max: 42.3
Current: 23.4

-85.9
42.3
EBITDA Growth (%) 8.60
ELNK's EBITDA Growth (%) is ranked higher than
85% of the 641 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 3.90 vs. ELNK: 8.60 )
ELNK' s 10-Year EBITDA Growth (%) Range
Min: -90.5   Max: 58.4
Current: 8.6

-90.5
58.4
EPS Growth (%) -67.70
ELNK's EPS Growth (%) is ranked higher than
62% of the 620 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 2.30 vs. ELNK: -67.70 )
ELNK' s 10-Year EPS Growth (%) Range
Min: -67.7   Max: 141
Current: -67.7

-67.7
141
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Financials


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Cash & Debt
Oprt. Cash Flow & Free Cash Flow

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Guru Trades

Q2 2013

ELNK Guru Trades in Q2 2013

Mario Gabelli 1,165,050 sh (+11.32%)
Paul Tudor Jones Sold Out
Chuck Royce 2,526,852 sh (-0.15%)
Jim Simons 6,069,300 sh (-8.6%)
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Q3 2013

ELNK Guru Trades in Q3 2013

Paul Tudor Jones 154,800 sh (New)
Mario Gabelli 1,252,100 sh (+7.47%)
Chuck Royce 2,484,152 sh (-1.69%)
Jim Simons 5,650,400 sh (-6.9%)
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Q4 2013

ELNK Guru Trades in Q4 2013

Chuck Royce 2,724,552 sh (+9.68%)
Mario Gabelli 1,270,550 sh (+1.47%)
Jim Simons 4,650,100 sh (-17.7%)
Paul Tudor Jones 30,800 sh (-80.1%)
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Q1 2014

ELNK Guru Trades in Q1 2014

Chuck Royce 3,165,388 sh (+16.18%)
Paul Tudor Jones Sold Out
Mario Gabelli 1,179,350 sh (-7.18%)
Jim Simons 3,710,872 sh (-20.2%)
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Insider Trades

Latest Guru Trades with ELNK

(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
Mario Gabelli 2013-03-31 Add 30.29%0.01%$5.41 - $7.05 $ 3.94-37%1046550
Mario Gabelli 2012-09-30 Add 35.72%0.01%$6.09 - $7.54 $ 3.94-44%696900
Mario Gabelli 2012-06-30 Add 20.54%$7.21 - $8.52 $ 3.94-50%513500
Michael Price 2012-03-31 Sold Out 0.02%$6.54 - $8.17 $ 3.94-44%0
David Dreman 2011-12-31 Sold Out 0.61%$5.97 - $7.22 $ 3.94-40%0
Michael Price 2011-12-31 Reduce -24.56%0.01%$5.97 - $7.22 $ 3.94-40%15359
George Soros 2011-12-31 Sold Out 0.0022%$5.97 - $7.22 $ 3.94-40%0
Mario Gabelli 2011-06-30 New Buy0.02%$7.41 - $8.36 $ 3.94-50%333000
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Ratios

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industry
vs
history
P/B 2.90
ELNK's P/B is ranked higher than
77% of the 901 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 2.82 vs. ELNK: 2.90 )
ELNK' s 10-Year P/B Range
Min: 0.84   Max: 3.45
Current: 2.9

0.84
3.45
P/S 0.30
ELNK's P/S is ranked higher than
96% of the 901 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.72 vs. ELNK: 0.30 )
ELNK' s 10-Year P/S Range
Min: 0.28   Max: 1.62
Current: 0.3

0.28
1.62
EV-to-EBIT -36.18
ELNK's EV-to-EBIT is ranked higher than
56% of the 901 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 17.06 vs. ELNK: -36.18 )
ELNK' s 10-Year EV-to-EBIT Range
Min: 2   Max: 151
Current: -36.18

2
151
Current Ratio 1.19
ELNK's Current Ratio is ranked higher than
76% of the 821 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.06 vs. ELNK: 1.19 )
ELNK' s 10-Year Current Ratio Range
Min: 0.32   Max: 5.33
Current: 1.19

0.32
5.33
Quick Ratio 1.19
ELNK's Quick Ratio is ranked higher than
78% of the 821 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 0.99 vs. ELNK: 1.19 )
ELNK' s 10-Year Quick Ratio Range
Min: 0.32   Max: 5.33
Current: 1.19

0.32
5.33

Dividend & Buy Back

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industry
vs
history
Dividend Yield 5.10
ELNK's Dividend Yield is ranked higher than
83% of the 606 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 3.33 vs. ELNK: 5.10 )
ELNK' s 10-Year Dividend Yield Range
Min: 1.61   Max: 7.44
Current: 5.1

1.61
7.44
Dividend growth (3y) -10.60
ELNK's Dividend growth (3y) is ranked higher than
76% of the 448 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 2.90 vs. ELNK: -10.60 )
ELNK' s 10-Year Dividend growth (3y) Range
Min: 0   Max: -10.6
Current: -10.6

Yield on cost (5-Year) 5.10
ELNK's Yield on cost (5-Year) is ranked higher than
74% of the 601 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 3.54 vs. ELNK: 5.10 )
ELNK' s 10-Year Yield on cost (5-Year) Range
Min: 1.61   Max: 7.44
Current: 5.1

1.61
7.44
Share Buyback Rate 0.70
ELNK's Share Buyback Rate is ranked higher than
88% of the 621 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: -0.20 vs. ELNK: 0.70 )
ELNK' s 10-Year Share Buyback Rate Range
Min: 8.3   Max: -1280.3
Current: 0.7

Valuation & Return

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industry
vs
history
Price/DCF (Projected) 0.30
ELNK's Price/DCF (Projected) is ranked higher than
99% of the 901 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 2.37 vs. ELNK: 0.30 )
ELNK' s 10-Year Price/DCF (Projected) Range
Min: 0.27   Max: 31.36
Current: 0.3

0.27
31.36
Price/Median PS Value 0.40
ELNK's Price/Median PS Value is ranked higher than
98% of the 901 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.12 vs. ELNK: 0.40 )
ELNK' s 10-Year Price/Median PS Value Range
Min: 0.34   Max: 10.97
Current: 0.4

0.34
10.97
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) 8.30
ELNK's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) is ranked higher than
85% of the 759 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 6.80 vs. ELNK: 8.30 )
ELNK' s 10-Year Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) Range
Min: 0.7   Max: 50.1
Current: 8.3

0.7
50.1
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) 20.43
ELNK's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) is ranked higher than
93% of the 682 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 7.80 vs. ELNK: 20.43 )
ELNK' s 10-Year Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) Range
Min: -6.2   Max: 75.2
Current: 20.43

-6.2
75.2

Business Description

Industry: Communication Services » Telecom Services
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EarthLink, Inc incorporated in 1999 as a Delaware corporation and EarthLink, Inc. was formed in February 2000 as a result of the merger of EarthLink Network, Inc. and MindSpring Enterprises, Inc. The Company is an IT services, network and communications provider to more than 150,000 businesses and over one million consumers nationwide. EarthLink provides customers with managed IT services including cloud computing, data centers, virtualization, security, applications and support services, in addition to nationwide data and voice IP services. The Company operates an extensive network including approximately 28,000 route miles of fiber, 90 metro fiber rings and four enterprise-class data centers and provides IP access services to customers across more than 90 percent of the United States. The Company offers a broad range of data and Internet services to business customers, including high-speed Internet access, dedicated Internet access and MultiProtocol Label Switching (MPLS) services. It offers a full range of access types, including DSL, T-1 and DS3 lines, Ethernet and wireless broadband, at speeds ranging from 1.5Mbps to over 100Mbps. All connectivity is provided over its facilities-based nationwide network and is monitored 24/7 to keep customer information secure. It offers a broad range of voice services to business customers, including local, domestic and international switched access, dedicated long distance services, hosted IP private branch exchange (PBX) solutions and access trunks for customers that own and operate switching equipment on their own premises. It offers a full range of access types, including traditional voice lines, T1 and Ethernet. It also provides enhanced services to its customers by offering a number of calling features. It offers cloud, managed security and IT support services. The Company's enterprise-class data centers are all on-net and linked. It also provides consulting services for security of network and hosting environments, virtualization and disaster recovery, among others. It has the following managed IT services capabilities: Cloud services; Managed security services; and IT support services. It provides voice and data services to other communications carriers and to larger-scale providers of network capacity. Revenues from these services are generated from sales to other communications companies, including incumbent local exchange carriers (ILECs), competitive local exchange carriers (CLECs), wireless service providers, cable companies, ISPs and others. It offers broadband transport services, including private line services, Ethernet private line services and wavelength services, that allow other communications providers to transport the traffic of their end-user or wholesale customers across its local and intercity network; local communications services to ISPs and local dial tone communications services to service providers; nationwide live and automated operator and directory assistanc
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