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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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Cash to Debt 0.04
FRP's Cash to Debt is ranked higher than
60% of the 871 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 0.32 vs. FRP: 0.04 )
FRP' s 10-Year Cash to Debt Range
Min: 0   Max: No Debt
Current: 0.04

Equity to Asset -0.24
FRP's Equity to Asset is ranked higher than
58% of the 869 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 0.39 vs. FRP: -0.24 )
FRP' s 10-Year Equity to Asset Range
Min: -0.26   Max: 0.58
Current: -0.24

-0.26
0.58
F-Score: 6
Z-Score: 0.02
M-Score: -3.16
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 (%) -4.51
FRP's Operating margin (%) is ranked higher than
65% of the 891 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 13.42 vs. FRP: -4.51 )
FRP' s 10-Year Operating margin (%) Range
Min: -18.69   Max: 31.77
Current: -4.51

-18.69
31.77
Net-margin (%) -6.24
FRP's Net-margin (%) is ranked higher than
65% of the 891 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 6.99 vs. FRP: -6.24 )
FRP' s 10-Year Net-margin (%) Range
Min: -46.71   Max: 11.01
Current: -6.24

-46.71
11.01
ROA (%) -3.79
FRP's ROA (%) is ranked higher than
65% of the 894 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 4.47 vs. FRP: -3.79 )
FRP' s 10-Year ROA (%) Range
Min: -10.32   Max: 3.61
Current: -3.79

-10.32
3.61
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) -3.30
FRP's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
67% of the 892 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 21.68 vs. FRP: -3.30 )
FRP' s 10-Year ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: -12.52   Max: 40.35
Current: -3.3

-12.52
40.35
Revenue Growth (%) 44.10
FRP's Revenue Growth (%) is ranked higher than
98% of the 800 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 3.90 vs. FRP: 44.10 )
FRP' s 10-Year Revenue Growth (%) Range
Min: 0   Max: 44.1
Current: 44.1

0
44.1
EBITDA Growth (%) 59.30
FRP's EBITDA Growth (%) is ranked higher than
98% of the 699 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 3.40 vs. FRP: 59.30 )
FRP' s 10-Year EBITDA Growth (%) Range
Min: 0   Max: 61.4
Current: 59.3

0
61.4
EPS Growth (%) 7.80
FRP's EPS Growth (%) is ranked higher than
84% of the 656 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 2.30 vs. FRP: 7.80 )
FRP' s 10-Year EPS Growth (%) Range
Min: 0   Max: 166.3
Current: 7.8

0
166.3
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Guru Trades

Q3 2013

FRP Guru Trades in Q3 2013

Jim Simons 129,200 sh (+20.75%)
John Paulson Sold Out
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Q4 2013

FRP Guru Trades in Q4 2013

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Q1 2014

FRP Guru Trades in Q1 2014

Jim Simons 730,948 sh (+147.22%)
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Q2 2014

FRP Guru Trades in Q2 2014

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John Paulson 2013-06-30 Reduce -85.39%0.03%$7.13 - $9.05 $ 15.9295%131500
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Ratios

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P/S 0.50
FRP's P/S is ranked higher than
94% of the 944 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.69 vs. FRP: 0.50 )
FRP' s 10-Year P/S Range
Min: 0.13   Max: 0.66
Current: 0.5

0.13
0.66
PFCF 38.20
FRP's PFCF is ranked higher than
83% of the 944 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 49.50 vs. FRP: 38.20 )
FRP' s 10-Year PFCF Range
Min: 1.24   Max: 38.79
Current: 38.2

1.24
38.79
EV-to-EBIT -31.40
FRP's EV-to-EBIT is ranked higher than
66% of the 944 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 19.27 vs. FRP: -31.40 )
FRP' s 10-Year EV-to-EBIT Range
Min: 31.1   Max: 2425320
Current: -31.4

31.1
2425320
Current Ratio 1.16
FRP's Current Ratio is ranked higher than
77% of the 670 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.01 vs. FRP: 1.16 )
FRP' s 10-Year Current Ratio Range
Min: 0.13   Max: 3.64
Current: 1.16

0.13
3.64
Quick Ratio 1.16
FRP's Quick Ratio is ranked higher than
80% of the 670 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 0.96 vs. FRP: 1.16 )
FRP' s 10-Year Quick Ratio Range
Min: 0.12   Max: 3.46
Current: 1.16

0.12
3.46

Valuation & Return

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Price/DCF (Projected) 2.89
FRP's Price/DCF (Projected) is ranked higher than
87% of the 944 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 3.00 vs. FRP: 2.89 )
FRP' s 10-Year Price/DCF (Projected) Range
Min: 0.1   Max: 2.75
Current: 2.89

0.1
2.75
Price/Median PS Value 1.81
FRP's Price/Median PS Value is ranked higher than
69% of the 944 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.17 vs. FRP: 1.81 )
FRP' s 10-Year Price/Median PS Value Range
Min: 0.51   Max: 2.3
Current: 1.81

0.51
2.3
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) 6.97
FRP's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) is ranked higher than
76% of the 710 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 7.94 vs. FRP: 6.97 )
FRP' s 10-Year Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) Range
Min: 0.1   Max: 4620
Current: 6.97

0.1
4620

Business Description

Industry: Communication Services » Telecom Services
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Fairpoint Communications Inc or Fairpoint was incorporated in Delaware in February 1991 for the purpose of acquiring and operating incumbent telephone companies in rural and small urban markets. The Company is a provider of communications services in rural and small urban communities, mainly in northern New England, offering an array of services, including local and long distance voice, data, Internet and broadband product offerings, to both residential and business customers. FairPoint operates in 18 states with approximately 1.7 million access line equivalents including voice access lines and high speed data lines, which include DSL, wireless broadband, cable modem and fiber-to-the-premises as of December 31, 2008. The Company offers a portfolio of high-quality communications services for residential and business customers in each of the markets in which it operates. Fairpoint has a long history of operating in its markets and has a recognized identity within each of its service areas. Its companies are locally staffed, which enables it to efficiently and reliably provide an array of communications services to meet its customer needs. These include services traditionally associated with local telephone companies, as well as other services such as long distance, Internet, television and broadband enabled services. Based on the Company's understanding of its local customers' needs, it has attempted to be proactive by offering bundled services designed to simplify the customer's purchasing and management process. Fairpoint mainly generate revenue through: (i) the provision of its basic local telephone service to customers within its service areas; (ii) the provision of network access to interexchange carriers for origination and termination of interstate and intrastate long distance phone calls and dedicated private line facilities; (iii) Universal Service Fund high cost loop payments; and (iv) the provision of other services such as long distance resale, data and Internet and broadband enabled services, enhanced services, such as caller name and number identification, and billing and collection for interexchange carriers. The Company provides local calling services to residential and business customers, generally for a fixed monthly charge and service charges for special calling features. In a rural local exchange carrier's territory, the amount that it could charge a customer for local service is determined by rate proceedings involving the appropriate state regulatory authorities. Network access enables long distance companies to utilize the Company's local network to originate or terminate intrastate and interstate communications. Network access charges relate to long distance, or toll calls, that typically involve more than one company in the provision of telephone service as well as to the termination of interexchange private line services. Fairpoint's offer switched and dedicated long distance services throughout its servic
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