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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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Cash to Debt 0.04
NAS:FRP's Cash to Debt is ranked lower than
91% of the 474 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 0.41 vs. NAS:FRP: 0.04 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Cash to Debt only.
NAS:FRP' s Cash to Debt Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0  Med: 0.03 Max: No Debt
Current: 0.04
Equity to Asset -0.03
NAS:FRP's Equity to Asset is ranked lower than
95% of the 468 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 0.40 vs. NAS:FRP: -0.03 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Equity to Asset only.
NAS:FRP' s Equity to Asset Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -0.41  Med: -0.01 Max: 0.58
Current: -0.03
-0.41
0.58
Interest Coverage 3.02
NAS:FRP's Interest Coverage is ranked lower than
69% of the 368 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 6.66 vs. NAS:FRP: 3.02 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Interest Coverage only.
NAS:FRP' s Interest Coverage Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.36  Med: 1.7 Max: 3.02
Current: 3.02
0.36
3.02
F-Score: 7
Z-Score: 0.89
M-Score: -2.47
WACC vs ROIC
7.98%
22.39%
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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Operating margin (%) 30.07
NAS:FRP's Operating margin (%) is ranked higher than
94% of the 470 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 7.30 vs. NAS:FRP: 30.07 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Operating margin (%) only.
NAS:FRP' s Operating margin (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -42.18  Med: -9.12 Max: 30.07
Current: 30.07
-42.18
30.07
Net-margin (%) 15.70
NAS:FRP's Net-margin (%) is ranked higher than
87% of the 472 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 3.25 vs. NAS:FRP: 15.70 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Net-margin (%) only.
NAS:FRP' s Net-margin (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -43.08  Med: -12.54 Max: 15.7
Current: 15.7
-43.08
15.7
ROA (%) 10.03
NAS:FRP's ROA (%) is ranked higher than
86% of the 479 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 2.31 vs. NAS:FRP: 10.03 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROA (%) only.
NAS:FRP' s ROA (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -16.73  Med: -6.52 Max: 10.03
Current: 10.03
-16.73
10.03
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) 22.93
NAS:FRP's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
62% of the 476 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 14.14 vs. NAS:FRP: 22.93 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) only.
NAS:FRP' s ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -22.32  Med: -6.21 Max: 42.36
Current: 22.93
-22.32
42.36
Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) -5.30
NAS:FRP's Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked lower than
72% of the 411 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 2.80 vs. NAS:FRP: -5.30 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) only.
NAS:FRP' s Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0  Med: -2.9 Max: 44.1
Current: -5.3
0
44.1
EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) 24.80
NAS:FRP's EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
85% of the 350 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.70 vs. NAS:FRP: 24.80 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) only.
NAS:FRP' s EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0  Med: -8.7 Max: 61.3
Current: 24.8
0
61.3
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Guru Trades

Q4 2015

FRP Guru Trades in Q4 2015

Bernard Horn 147,073 sh (+37.36%)
Joel Greenblatt 17,660 sh (+21.35%)
Jim Simons 1,000,300 sh (+8.34%)
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Q1 2016

FRP Guru Trades in Q1 2016

Barrow, Hanley, Mewhinney & Strauss 120,798 sh (New)
Joel Greenblatt 33,668 sh (+90.65%)
Jim Simons 1,069,000 sh (+6.87%)
Bernard Horn 96,673 sh (-34.27%)
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Q2 2016

FRP Guru Trades in Q2 2016

Jeremy Grantham 32,900 sh (New)
Barrow, Hanley, Mewhinney & Strauss 130,644 sh (+8.15%)
Jim Simons 1,077,100 sh (+0.76%)
Bernard Horn 96,673 sh (unchged)
Joel Greenblatt 24,702 sh (-26.63%)
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Q3 2016

FRP Guru Trades in Q3 2016

Joel Greenblatt 26,076 sh (+5.56%)
Bernard Horn 96,673 sh (unchged)
Barrow, Hanley, Mewhinney & Strauss Sold Out
Jim Simons 1,055,600 sh (-2.00%)
Jeremy Grantham 11,690 sh (-64.47%)
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Business Description

Industry: Communication Services » Telecom Services
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FairPoint Communications Inc provides communications services to business, wholesale and residential customers. It service offerings including; Data and Internet Services; Voice Services; Access; and Other Services.

FairPoint Communications Inc was incorporated in Delaware in 1991. The Company is a provider of communications services to business, wholesale and residential customers within its service territories. The Company offers its customers a suite of 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 providerserving rural communities and small urban markets. 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. 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 for a fixed monthly charge and service charges for special calling features; Long Distance Services offers dedicated long distance services within its service areas on its network and through resale agreements with national interexchange carriers; and High-Cost Loop Funding that receive Connect America Fund Phase I frozen support. It provi

Ratios

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P/E(ttm) 4.00
FRP's P/E(ttm) is ranked higher than
96% of the 322 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 19.34 vs. FRP: 4.00 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/E(ttm) only.
FRP' s P/E(ttm) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 2.33  Med: 3.23 Max: 168.09
Current: 4
2.33
168.09
PE(NRI) 4.00
FRP's PE(NRI) is ranked higher than
96% of the 325 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 20.00 vs. FRP: 4.00 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PE(NRI) only.
FRP' s PE(NRI) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 2.33  Med: 3.23 Max: 168.09
Current: 4
2.33
168.09
Price/Owner Earnings (ttm) 2.02
FRP's Price/Owner Earnings (ttm) is ranked higher than
97% of the 218 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 17.41 vs. FRP: 2.02 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Owner Earnings (ttm) only.
FRP' s Price/Owner Earnings (ttm) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.06  Med: 0.18 Max: 2.03
Current: 2.02
0.06
2.03
P/S 0.63
FRP's P/S is ranked higher than
81% of the 458 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.44 vs. FRP: 0.63 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/S only.
FRP' s P/S Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.1  Med: 0.39 Max: 0.66
Current: 0.63
0.1
0.66
PFCF 20.92
FRP's PFCF is ranked lower than
55% of the 226 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 16.12 vs. FRP: 20.92 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PFCF only.
FRP' s PFCF Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.02  Med: 6.04 Max: 299.15
Current: 20.92
0.02
299.15
POCF 3.69
FRP's POCF is ranked higher than
83% of the 302 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 6.79 vs. FRP: 3.69 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful POCF only.
FRP' s POCF Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.53  Med: 2.43 Max: 5.54
Current: 3.69
0.53
5.54
EV-to-EBIT 5.59
FRP's EV-to-EBIT is ranked higher than
93% of the 352 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 16.25 vs. FRP: 5.59 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EV-to-EBIT only.
FRP' s EV-to-EBIT Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -75.1  Med: -5.8 Max: 16.9
Current: 5.59
-75.1
16.9
EV-to-EBITDA 2.95
FRP's EV-to-EBITDA is ranked higher than
94% of the 385 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 8.29 vs. FRP: 2.95 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EV-to-EBITDA only.
FRP' s EV-to-EBITDA Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -17.4  Med: 6.1 Max: 10.7
Current: 2.95
-17.4
10.7
Current Ratio 1.10
FRP's Current Ratio is ranked higher than
50% of the 466 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.10 vs. FRP: 1.10 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Current Ratio only.
FRP' s Current Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.13  Med: 1.15 Max: 3.64
Current: 1.1
0.13
3.64
Quick Ratio 1.10
FRP's Quick Ratio is ranked higher than
54% of the 466 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.03 vs. FRP: 1.10 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Quick Ratio only.
FRP' s Quick Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.12  Med: 1.13 Max: 3.46
Current: 1.1
0.12
3.46
Days Sales Outstanding 27.76
FRP's Days Sales Outstanding is ranked higher than
74% of the 359 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 46.39 vs. FRP: 27.76 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Sales Outstanding only.
FRP' s Days Sales Outstanding Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 8.55  Med: 36.35 Max: 50.26
Current: 27.76
8.55
50.26
Days Payable 26.58
FRP's Days Payable is ranked lower than
76% of the 301 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 61.03 vs. FRP: 26.58 )
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: 26.58
9.69
115.46

Buy Back

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Yield on cost (5-Year) 0.60
FRP's Yield on cost (5-Year) is ranked lower than
99.99% of the 790 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 2.43 vs. FRP: 0.60 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Yield on cost (5-Year) only.
FRP' s Yield on cost (5-Year) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0  Med: 0 Max: 0
Current: 0.6
3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio -0.80
FRP's 3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio is ranked higher than
59% of the 274 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: -1.60 vs. FRP: -0.80 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful 3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio only.
FRP' s 3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -78.4  Med: -0.6 Max: 0
Current: -0.8
-78.4
0

Valuation & Return

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Price/Projected FCF 0.05
FRP's Price/Projected FCF is ranked higher than
97% of the 230 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.38 vs. FRP: 0.05 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Projected FCF only.
FRP' s Price/Projected FCF Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.01  Med: 0.02 Max: 0.05
Current: 0.05
0.01
0.05
Price/Median PS Value 1.61
FRP's Price/Median PS Value is ranked lower than
79% of the 387 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 0.99 vs. FRP: 1.61 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Median PS Value only.
FRP' s Price/Median PS Value Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.24  Med: 1 Max: 1.63
Current: 1.61
0.24
1.63
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) 17.95
FRP's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
95% of the 464 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 4.50 vs. FRP: 17.95 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) only.
FRP' s Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 5.9  Med: 18.7 Max: 20.2
Current: 17.95
5.9
20.2
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) 202.04
FRP's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) is ranked higher than
95% of the 248 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 8.24 vs. FRP: 202.04 )
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: -18  Med: -3 Max: 759.4
Current: 202.04
-18
759.4

More Statistics

Revenue (TTM) (Mil) $830.3
EPS (TTM) $ 4.81
Beta0.71
Short Percentage of Float9.13%
52-Week Range $12.69 - 19.55
Shares Outstanding (Mil)27.07
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FairPoint Communications Inc. Reports Operating Results (10-Q) May 05 2009 

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FairPoint reports 1Q loss May 06 2015

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