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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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Cash to Debt 0.01
FRP's Cash to Debt is ranked lower than
98% of the 450 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 0.51 vs. FRP: 0.01 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Cash to Debt only.
FRP' s 10-Year Cash to Debt Range
Min: 0  Med: 0.03 Max: No Debt
Current: 0.01
Equity to Asset 0.02
FRP's Equity to Asset is ranked lower than
93% of the 423 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 10-Year Equity to Asset Range
Min: -0.41  Med: -0.01 Max: 0.58
Current: 0.02
-0.41
0.58
F-Score: 3
Z-Score: -0.24
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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industry
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Operating margin (%) -10.83
FRP's Operating margin (%) is ranked lower than
84% of the 448 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 8.26 vs. FRP: -10.83 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Operating margin (%) only.
FRP' s 10-Year Operating margin (%) Range
Min: -18.69  Med: 13.99 Max: 31.77
Current: -10.83
-18.69
31.77
Net-margin (%) -16.87
FRP's Net-margin (%) is ranked lower than
85% of the 448 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 4.47 vs. FRP: -16.87 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Net-margin (%) only.
FRP' s 10-Year Net-margin (%) Range
Min: -46.71  Med: -9.66 Max: 11.01
Current: -16.87
-46.71
11.01
ROA (%) -10.05
FRP's ROA (%) is ranked lower than
87% of the 455 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 3.37 vs. FRP: -10.05 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROA (%) only.
FRP' s 10-Year ROA (%) Range
Min: -12.91  Med: -5.61 Max: 3.56
Current: -10.05
-12.91
3.56
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) -7.14
FRP's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked lower than
79% of the 452 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 14.59 vs. FRP: -7.14 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) only.
FRP' s 10-Year ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: -11.54  Med: 12.90 Max: 45.16
Current: -7.14
-11.54
45.16
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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 15.95
FRP's P/B is ranked lower than
96% of the 418 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 2.39 vs. FRP: 15.95 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/B only.
FRP' s 10-Year P/B Range
Min: 0.34  Med: 0.95 Max: 19.59
Current: 15.95
0.34
19.59
P/S 0.50
FRP's P/S is ranked higher than
83% of the 440 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.46 vs. FRP: 0.50 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/S only.
FRP' s 10-Year P/S Range
Min: 0.13  Med: 0.27 Max: 0.66
Current: 0.5
0.13
0.66
POCF 4.21
FRP's POCF is ranked higher than
78% of the 316 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 8.16 vs. FRP: 4.21 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful POCF only.
FRP' s 10-Year POCF Range
Min: 0.68  Med: 1.49 Max: 5.17
Current: 4.21
0.68
5.17
Current Ratio 0.81
FRP's Current Ratio is ranked lower than
75% of the 436 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.18 vs. FRP: 0.81 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Current Ratio only.
FRP' s 10-Year Current Ratio Range
Min: 0.13  Med: 1.19 Max: 3.64
Current: 0.81
0.13
3.64
Quick Ratio 0.81
FRP's Quick Ratio is ranked lower than
70% of the 436 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.08 vs. FRP: 0.81 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Quick Ratio only.
FRP' s 10-Year Quick Ratio Range
Min: 0.12  Med: 1.18 Max: 3.46
Current: 0.81
0.12
3.46
Days Sales Outstanding 28.92
FRP's Days Sales Outstanding is ranked higher than
76% of the 376 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 47.75 vs. FRP: 28.92 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Sales Outstanding only.
FRP' s 10-Year Days Sales Outstanding Range
Min: 8.55  Med: 43.63 Max: 75.82
Current: 28.92
8.55
75.82

Valuation & Return

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Price/Projected FCF 5.88
FRP's Price/Projected FCF is ranked lower than
89% of the 221 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.35 vs. FRP: 5.88 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Projected FCF only.
FRP' s 10-Year Price/Projected FCF Range
Min: 0.4  Med: 0.45 Max: 6.24
Current: 5.88
0.4
6.24
Price/Median PS Value 1.84
FRP's Price/Median PS Value is ranked lower than
85% of the 406 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.05 vs. FRP: 1.84 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Median PS Value only.
FRP' s 10-Year Price/Median PS Value Range
Min: 0.47  Med: 0.99 Max: 2.13
Current: 1.84
0.47
2.13
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) -6.58
FRP's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) is ranked lower than
85% of the 444 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 4.80 vs. FRP: -6.58 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) only.
FRP' s 10-Year Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: -7.3  Med: 0.00 Max: 0
Current: -6.58
-7.3
0
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) -34.12
FRP's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) is ranked lower than
96% of the 237 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 9.68 vs. FRP: -34.12 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) only.
FRP' s 10-Year Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) Range
Min: -32.5  Med: -3.80 Max: 3.5
Current: -34.12
-32.5
3.5

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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