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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 : 4/10

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industry
vs
history
Cash to Debt 0.02
FRP's Cash to Debt is ranked lower than
95% of the 466 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 0.43 vs. FRP: 0.02 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Cash to Debt only.
FRP' s Cash to Debt Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0  Med: 0.03 Max: No Debt
Current: 0.02
Equity to Asset 0.02
FRP's Equity to Asset is ranked lower than
93% of the 456 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 0.41 vs. FRP: 0.02 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Equity to Asset only.
FRP' s Equity to Asset Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -0.41  Med: 0.01 Max: 0.58
Current: 0.02
-0.41
0.58
Interest Coverage 0.93
FRP's Interest Coverage is ranked lower than
92% of the 317 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 8.81 vs. FRP: 0.93 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Interest Coverage only.
FRP' s Interest Coverage Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.36  Med: 1.57 Max: 1.7
Current: 0.93
0.36
1.7
F-Score: 5
Z-Score: 0.25
M-Score: -2.99
WACC vs ROIC
5.90%
10.94%
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 : 6/10

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industry
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history
Operating margin (%) 8.58
FRP's Operating margin (%) is ranked higher than
50% of the 465 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 8.58 vs. FRP: 8.58 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Operating margin (%) only.
FRP' s Operating margin (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -42.18  Med: -9.12 Max: 25.5
Current: 8.58
-42.18
25.5
Net-margin (%) 0.52
FRP's Net-margin (%) is ranked lower than
67% of the 465 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 4.47 vs. FRP: 0.52 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Net-margin (%) only.
FRP' s Net-margin (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -43.08  Med: -12.54 Max: 11.01
Current: 0.52
-43.08
11.01
ROA (%) 0.32
FRP's ROA (%) is ranked lower than
65% of the 476 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 2.77 vs. FRP: 0.32 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROA (%) only.
FRP' s ROA (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -16.73  Med: -6.52 Max: 3.56
Current: 0.32
-16.73
3.56
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) 6.93
FRP's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked lower than
65% of the 469 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 15.10 vs. FRP: 6.93 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) only.
FRP' s ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -22.32  Med: -6.21 Max: 42.36
Current: 6.93
-22.32
42.36
Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) -2.90
FRP's Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked lower than
65% of the 401 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 2.50 vs. FRP: -2.90 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) only.
FRP' s Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0  Med: 0.20 Max: 44.1
Current: -2.9
0
44.1
EPS Growth (3Y)(%) -31.60
FRP's EPS Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked lower than
85% of the 323 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.30 vs. FRP: -31.60 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EPS Growth (3Y)(%) only.
FRP' s EPS Growth (3Y)(%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0  Med: -2.00 Max: 166.1
Current: -31.6
0
166.1
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Financials


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Cash & Debt
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Guru Trades

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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Q2 2015

FRP Guru Trades in Q2 2015

Jim Simons 878,300 sh (+8.71%)
Bernard Horn 107,073 sh (unchged)
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Q3 2015

FRP Guru Trades in Q3 2015

Joel Greenblatt 14,553 sh (New)
Jim Simons 923,300 sh (+5.12%)
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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Ratios

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industry
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history
P/E(ttm) 145.70
FRP's P/E(ttm) is ranked lower than
94% of the 310 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 18.00 vs. FRP: 145.70 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/E(ttm) only.
FRP' s P/E(ttm) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 144.71  Med: 157.25 Max: 181.27
Current: 145.7
144.71
181.27
PE(NRI) 148.60
FRP's PE(NRI) is ranked lower than
94% of the 310 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 18.20 vs. FRP: 148.60 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PE(NRI) only.
FRP' s PE(NRI) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 147.6  Med: 160.40 Max: 184.9
Current: 148.6
147.6
184.9
P/B 15.81
FRP's P/B is ranked lower than
96% of the 437 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 2.05 vs. FRP: 15.81 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/B only.
FRP' s P/B Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.34  Med: 16.85 Max: 40.35
Current: 15.81
0.34
40.35
P/S 0.46
FRP's P/S is ranked higher than
83% of the 461 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.39 vs. FRP: 0.46 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/S only.
FRP' s P/S Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.13  Med: 0.34 Max: 0.66
Current: 0.46
0.13
0.66
POCF 3.63
FRP's POCF is ranked higher than
78% of the 319 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 7.36 vs. FRP: 3.63 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful POCF only.
FRP' s POCF Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.53  Med: 1.73 Max: 5.54
Current: 3.63
0.53
5.54
EV-to-EBIT 15.69
FRP's EV-to-EBIT is ranked lower than
51% of the 331 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 15.44 vs. FRP: 15.69 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EV-to-EBIT only.
FRP' s EV-to-EBIT Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -75  Med: -6.80 Max: 16.9
Current: 15.69
-75
16.9
EV-to-EBITDA 4.24
FRP's EV-to-EBITDA is ranked higher than
82% of the 380 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 8.35 vs. FRP: 4.24 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EV-to-EBITDA only.
FRP' s EV-to-EBITDA Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -10.8  Med: 6.80 Max: 10.7
Current: 4.24
-10.8
10.7
Current Ratio 1.07
FRP's Current Ratio is ranked lower than
53% of the 459 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.13 vs. FRP: 1.07 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Current Ratio only.
FRP' s Current Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.13  Med: 1.17 Max: 3.64
Current: 1.07
0.13
3.64
Quick Ratio 1.07
FRP's Quick Ratio is ranked higher than
51% of the 459 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.04 vs. FRP: 1.07 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Quick Ratio only.
FRP' s Quick Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.12  Med: 1.17 Max: 3.46
Current: 1.07
0.12
3.46
Days Sales Outstanding 27.17
FRP's Days Sales Outstanding is ranked higher than
77% of the 361 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 47.67 vs. FRP: 27.17 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Sales Outstanding only.
FRP' s Days Sales Outstanding Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 8.55  Med: 40.34 Max: 50.26
Current: 27.17
8.55
50.26
Days Payable 24.20
FRP's Days Payable is ranked lower than
78% of the 307 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 64.06 vs. FRP: 24.20 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Payable only.
FRP' s Days Payable Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 9.69  Med: 44.95 Max: 115.46
Current: 24.2
9.69
115.46

Valuation & Return

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Price/Projected FCF 3.96
FRP's Price/Projected FCF is ranked lower than
87% of the 233 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.25 vs. FRP: 3.96 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Projected FCF only.
FRP' s Price/Projected FCF Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.63  Med: 4.11 Max: 6.48
Current: 3.96
0.63
6.48
Price/Median PS Value 1.44
FRP's Price/Median PS Value is ranked lower than
79% of the 421 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 0.96 vs. FRP: 1.44 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Median PS Value only.
FRP' s Price/Median PS Value Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.4  Med: 0.92 Max: 1.8
Current: 1.44
0.4
1.8
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) 6.40
FRP's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
63% of the 457 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 4.30 vs. FRP: 6.40 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) only.
FRP' s Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 5.9  Med: 6.20 Max: 6.4
Current: 6.4
5.9
6.4
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) -30.00
FRP's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) is ranked lower than
95% of the 249 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 10.22 vs. FRP: -30.00 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) only.
FRP' s Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -29  Med: -3.80 Max: 3.5
Current: -30
-29
3.5

More Statistics

Revenue(Mil) $867
EPS $ 0.10
Beta0.53
Short Percentage of Float7.79%
52-Week Range $13.89 - 20.98
Shares Outstanding(Mil)26.91

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Business Description

Industry: Communication Services » Telecom Services
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Traded in other countries:FONN.Germany,
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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