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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 : 3/10

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industry
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history
Cash to Debt 0.01
FRP's Cash to Debt is ranked higher than
57% of the 1049 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 0.33 vs. FRP: 0.01 )
FRP' s 10-Year Cash to Debt Range
Min: 0   Max: No Debt
Current: 0.01

Equity to Asset 0.02
FRP's Equity to Asset is ranked higher than
61% of the 999 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 0.35 vs. FRP: 0.02 )
FRP' s 10-Year Equity to Asset Range
Min: -0.41   Max: 0.58
Current: 0.02

-0.41
0.58
F-Score: 3
Z-Score: -0.23
M-Score: -3.46
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 : 4/10

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history
Operating margin (%) -10.83
FRP's Operating margin (%) is ranked higher than
65% of the 1056 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 11.89 vs. FRP: -10.83 )
FRP' s 10-Year Operating margin (%) Range
Min: -18.69   Max: 31.77
Current: -10.83

-18.69
31.77
Net-margin (%) -16.87
FRP's Net-margin (%) is ranked higher than
64% of the 1056 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 5.81 vs. FRP: -16.87 )
FRP' s 10-Year Net-margin (%) Range
Min: -46.71   Max: 11.01
Current: -16.87

-46.71
11.01
ROA (%) -10.05
FRP's ROA (%) is ranked higher than
63% of the 1063 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 3.99 vs. FRP: -10.05 )
FRP' s 10-Year ROA (%) Range
Min: -12.91   Max: 3.56
Current: -10.05

-12.91
3.56
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) -7.75
FRP's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
66% of the 1058 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 19.77 vs. FRP: -7.75 )
FRP' s 10-Year ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: -11.58   Max: 53.97
Current: -7.75

-11.58
53.97
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Guru Trades

Q2 2014

FRP Guru Trades in Q2 2014

Jim Simons 702,800 sh (-3.85%)
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Q3 2014

FRP Guru Trades in Q3 2014

Bernard Horn 107,073 sh (New)
Jim Simons 773,200 sh (+10.02%)
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Q4 2014

FRP Guru Trades in Q4 2014

Jim Simons 803,299 sh (+3.89%)
Bernard Horn 107,073 sh (unchged)
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Q1 2015

FRP Guru Trades in Q1 2015

Jim Simons 807,900 sh (+0.57%)
Bernard Horn 107,073 sh (unchged)
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Guru Investment Theses on FairPoint Communications Inc

Bernard Horn Comments on FairPoint Communications - Oct 30, 2014

During the quarter, we purchased U.S. regional telecom operator FairPoint Communications (FRP), which may benefit from a shift to Ethernet from legacy lines amongst New England businesses.

From Bernard Horn (Trades, Portfolio)’s Polaris Global Value Fund Q3 2014 Shareholder Letter.

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Bernard Horn (Trades, Portfolio) operates the Maine-based, strict value Polaris Global Value Fund (PGVFX). After a prosperous 2013, Horn predicted single-digit returns for stocks in 2014, which has proved accurate through the first three quarters. He still sees plenty of opportunity around the world, however, writing in his third quarter investor letter: Read more...
Bernard Horn Comments on FairPoint Communications
During the quarter, we purchased U.S. regional telecom operator FairPoint Communications (FRP), which may benefit from a shift to Ethernet from legacy lines amongst New England businesses. Read more...

Ratios

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P/B 16.80
FRP's P/B is ranked higher than
53% of the 1175 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 3.02 vs. FRP: 16.80 )
FRP' s 10-Year P/B Range
Min: 0.34   Max: 19.36
Current: 16.8

0.34
19.36
P/S 0.53
FRP's P/S is ranked higher than
91% of the 1175 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.80 vs. FRP: 0.53 )
FRP' s 10-Year P/S Range
Min: 0.13   Max: 0.66
Current: 0.53

0.13
0.66
POCF 4.72
FRP's POCF is ranked higher than
93% of the 1175 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 10.22 vs. FRP: 4.72 )
FRP' s 10-Year POCF Range
Min: 0.68   Max: 5.16
Current: 4.72

0.68
5.16
EV-to-EBIT -14.54
FRP's EV-to-EBIT is ranked higher than
57% of the 1175 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 18.82 vs. FRP: -14.54 )
FRP' s 10-Year EV-to-EBIT Range
Min: -31.5   Max: -2.6
Current: -14.54

-31.5
-2.6
Current Ratio 0.81
FRP's Current Ratio is ranked higher than
68% of the 1027 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.04 vs. FRP: 0.81 )
FRP' s 10-Year Current Ratio Range
Min: 0.13   Max: 3.64
Current: 0.81

0.13
3.64
Quick Ratio 0.81
FRP's Quick Ratio is ranked higher than
70% of the 1027 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 0.98 vs. FRP: 0.81 )
FRP' s 10-Year Quick Ratio Range
Min: 0.12   Max: 3.46
Current: 0.81

0.12
3.46
Days Sales Outstanding 28.92
FRP's Days Sales Outstanding is ranked higher than
92% of the 1175 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 64.21 vs. FRP: 28.92 )
FRP' s 10-Year Days Sales Outstanding Range
Min: 8.55   Max: 75.82
Current: 28.92

8.55
75.82

Valuation & Return

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Price/DCF (Projected) 6.30
FRP's Price/DCF (Projected) is ranked higher than
74% of the 1175 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 3.70 vs. FRP: 6.30 )
FRP' s 10-Year Price/DCF (Projected) Range
Min: 0.4   Max: 6.24
Current: 6.3

0.4
6.24
Price/Median PS Value 2.00
FRP's Price/Median PS Value is ranked higher than
55% of the 1175 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.20 vs. FRP: 2.00 )
FRP' s 10-Year Price/Median PS Value Range
Min: 0.49   Max: 2.21
Current: 2

0.49
2.21
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) -7.30
FRP's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) is ranked higher than
55% of the 1052 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 5.70 vs. FRP: -7.30 )
FRP' s 10-Year Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) Range
Min: -7.3   Max: 0
Current: -7.3

-7.3
0
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) -34.29
FRP's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) is ranked higher than
69% of the 702 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 7.79 vs. FRP: -34.29 )
FRP' s 10-Year Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) Range
Min: -32.5   Max: 3.5
Current: -34.29

-32.5
3.5

Business Description

Industry: Communication Services » Telecom Services
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FairPoint Communications Inc was incorporated in Delaware in 1991. The Company is a provider of advanced communications services to business, wholesale and residential customers within its service territories. The Company offers its customers a suite of advanced data services such as Ethernet, high capacity data transport and other IP-based services over its Next Generation Network (as defined herein) in addition to Internet access, high-speed data ("HSD") and local and long distance voice services. Its service territory spans 17 states where its incumbent communications provider primarily serving rural communities and small urban markets. The Company operates with approximately 1.2 million access line equivalents, including approximately 330,000 broadband subscribers, in service as of December 31, 2013. The Company owns and operates a next-generation fiber network with more than 16,000 miles of fiber optic cable in Maine, New Hampshire and Vermont, giving capacity to support more HSD services and extend its fiber reach into more communities across the region. The IP/Multiple Protocol Label Switched ("IP/MPLS") network architecture of Next Generation Network allows providing Ethernet, transport and other IP-based services with the highest level of reliability at a lower cost of service. This fiber network also supplies critical infrastructure for wireless carriers serving the region as their bandwidth needs increase, driven by mobile data from smartphones, tablets and other wireless devices. As of December 31, 2013, Company provided cellular transport, also known as backhaul, through over 1,300 mobile Ethernet backhaul connections. It also has fiber connectivity to more than 1,000 cellular telecommunications towers in service footprint. The Company offers services to meet the communications and technology needs of customers, including bundling of services designed to simplify customers purchasing and management processes. Its offering includes; Data and Internet Service offer an extensive array of high capacity data services including: optical, Ethernet, IP services, Ethernet virtual circuit technology for cellular backhaul and private line special access services; also offers broadband Internet access via digital subscriber line ("DSL") technology, fiber-to-the-home technology, dedicated T-1 connections, Internet dial-up, high speed cable modem and wireless broadband; offers carrier Ethernet services throughout market to business and wholesale customers. Carrier Ethernet services provide high capacity internet access as well as private corporate networking solutions at high speeds to business customers. Its Voice Services includes; Local Calling Services that enables the local customer to originate and receive an unlimited number of calls within a defined "exchange" area. Local calling services include basic local lines and local private lines. It provides local calling services to residential and business customers, generally f
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