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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 : 5/10

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industry
vs
history
Cash to Debt 0.09
FTR's Cash to Debt is ranked higher than
66% of the 932 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 0.29 vs. FTR: 0.09 )
FTR' s 10-Year Cash to Debt Range
Min: 0.01   Max: 0.35
Current: 0.09

0.01
0.35
Equity to Asset 0.22
FTR's Equity to Asset is ranked higher than
66% of the 896 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 0.38 vs. FTR: 0.22 )
FTR' s 10-Year Equity to Asset Range
Min: 0.04   Max: 0.42
Current: 0.22

0.04
0.42
Interest Coverage 1.47
FTR's Interest Coverage is ranked higher than
66% of the 619 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 5.41 vs. FTR: 1.47 )
FTR' s 10-Year Interest Coverage Range
Min: 0.09   Max: 3.19
Current: 1.47

0.09
3.19
F-Score: 6
Z-Score: 0.87
M-Score: -2.93
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 : 5/10

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industry
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history
Operating margin (%) 19.58
FTR's Operating margin (%) is ranked higher than
91% of the 934 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 12.01 vs. FTR: 19.58 )
FTR' s 10-Year Operating margin (%) Range
Min: 0.74   Max: 31.82
Current: 19.58

0.74
31.82
Net-margin (%) 4.04
FTR's Net-margin (%) is ranked higher than
78% of the 934 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 6.43 vs. FTR: 4.04 )
FTR' s 10-Year Net-margin (%) Range
Min: -22.37   Max: 17.01
Current: 4.04

-22.37
17.01
ROE (%) 4.72
FTR's ROE (%) is ranked higher than
74% of the 900 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 13.31 vs. FTR: 4.72 )
FTR' s 10-Year ROE (%) Range
Min: -38.29   Max: 32.82
Current: 4.72

-38.29
32.82
ROA (%) 1.12
FTR's ROA (%) is ranked higher than
73% of the 938 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 4.61 vs. FTR: 1.12 )
FTR' s 10-Year ROA (%) Range
Min: -6.39   Max: 5.22
Current: 1.12

-6.39
5.22
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) 12.20
FTR's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
76% of the 937 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 21.42 vs. FTR: 12.20 )
FTR' s 10-Year ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: 0.23   Max: 22.33
Current: 12.2

0.23
22.33
Revenue Growth (%) -6.30
FTR's Revenue Growth (%) is ranked higher than
70% of the 837 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 3.70 vs. FTR: -6.30 )
FTR' s 10-Year Revenue Growth (%) Range
Min: -16.2   Max: 39.4
Current: -6.3

-16.2
39.4
EBITDA Growth (%) -8.10
FTR's EBITDA Growth (%) is ranked higher than
74% of the 759 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 3.10 vs. FTR: -8.10 )
FTR' s 10-Year EBITDA Growth (%) Range
Min: -15.1   Max: 35.8
Current: -8.1

-15.1
35.8
EPS Growth (%) -21.80
FTR's EPS Growth (%) is ranked higher than
71% of the 700 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 2.30 vs. FTR: -21.80 )
FTR' s 10-Year EPS Growth (%) Range
Min: -62.5   Max: 43.5
Current: -21.8

-62.5
43.5
» FTR's 10-Y Financials

Financials


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Cash & Debt
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Guru Trades

Q4 2013

FTR Guru Trades in Q4 2013

Jim Simons 599,127 sh (New)
David Dreman 468 sh (New)
John Burbank 17,021 sh (New)
Steven Cohen 2,815,113 sh (+13116.5%)
Joel Greenblatt 3,328,589 sh (+1156.03%)
Paul Tudor Jones 34,900 sh (+2.95%)
Jean-Marie Eveillard 72 sh (unchged)
NWQ Managers 334,400 sh (unchged)
Jeremy Grantham 126,033 sh (-3.02%)
Bernard Horn 244,114 sh (-54.67%)
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Q1 2014

FTR Guru Trades in Q1 2014

Jim Simons 6,769,236 sh (+1029.85%)
Joel Greenblatt 6,616,376 sh (+98.77%)
John Burbank 26,365 sh (+54.9%)
Bernard Horn 244,114 sh (unchged)
David Dreman 468 sh (unchged)
Jean-Marie Eveillard 72 sh (unchged)
Jeremy Grantham Sold Out
NWQ Managers Sold Out
Steven Cohen 2,369,762 sh (-15.82%)
Paul Tudor Jones 28,059 sh (-19.6%)
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Q2 2014

FTR Guru Trades in Q2 2014

Bernard Horn 575,114 sh (+135.59%)
Joel Greenblatt 8,040,214 sh (+21.52%)
Jean-Marie Eveillard 72 sh (unchged)
Steven Cohen 1,288,700 sh (unchged)
David Dreman 468 sh (unchged)
Paul Tudor Jones Sold Out
John Burbank 22,935 sh (-13.01%)
Jim Simons 2,861,627 sh (-57.73%)
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Q3 2014

FTR Guru Trades in Q3 2014

Paul Tudor Jones 20,956 sh (New)
Bernard Horn 575,114 sh (unchged)
Jean-Marie Eveillard 72 sh (unchged)
David Dreman 468 sh (unchged)
Joel Greenblatt 7,537,366 sh (-6.25%)
John Burbank 11,799 sh (-48.55%)
Jim Simons 1,064,500 sh (-62.8%)
Steven Cohen 88,300 sh (-93.15%)
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Insider Trades

Latest Guru Trades with FTR

(List those with share number changes of more than 20%, or impact to portfolio more than 0.1%)

GuruDate Trades Impact to Portfolio Price Range * (?) Current Price Change from Average Current Shares
John Burbank 2014-09-30 Reduce -48.55%$5.73 - $6.82 $ 7.1312%11799
Joel Greenblatt 2014-06-30 Add 21.52%0.1%$5.43 - $6.06 $ 7.1324%8040214
Joel Greenblatt 2014-03-31 Add 98.77%0.28%$4.42 - $5.62 $ 7.1347%6616376
NWQ Managers 2014-03-31 Sold Out 0.01%$4.42 - $5.62 $ 7.1347%0
John Burbank 2014-03-31 Add 54.9%$4.42 - $5.62 $ 7.1347%26365
Joel Greenblatt 2013-12-31 Add 1156.03%0.34%$4.22 - $4.98 $ 7.1356%3328589
John Burbank 2013-12-31 New Buy$4.22 - $4.98 $ 7.1356%17021
David Dreman 2013-12-31 New Buy$4.22 - $4.98 $ 7.1356%468
Joel Greenblatt 2013-09-30 Reduce -28.62%0.02%$3.96 - $4.74 $ 7.1364%265009
NWQ Managers 2013-09-30 Reduce -38.21%0.01%$3.96 - $4.74 $ 7.1364%334400
Joel Greenblatt 2013-06-30 Add 274.87%0.05%$3.8 - $4.42 $ 7.1373%371244
Jean-Marie Eveillard 2013-06-30 New Buy$3.8 - $4.42 $ 7.1373%72
Prem Watsa 2013-03-31 Sold Out 2.7%$3.82 - $4.66 $ 7.1367%0
Joel Greenblatt 2013-03-31 Reduce -85.76%0.15%$3.82 - $4.66 $ 7.1367%99033
Joel Greenblatt 2012-12-31 Add 2529.54%0.16%$4.17 - $4.9 $ 7.1355%695486
NWQ Managers 2012-09-30 Reduce -28.23%0.01%$3.59 - $4.98 $ 7.1364%541800
Joel Greenblatt 2012-09-30 New Buy0.01%$3.59 - $4.98 $ 7.1364%26449
Joel Greenblatt 2012-06-30 Sold Out 0.03%$3.18 - $4.32 $ 7.1388%0
John Keeley 2012-06-30 Sold Out 0.0014%$3.18 - $4.32 $ 7.1388%0
Joel Greenblatt 2012-03-31 New Buy0.03%$3.99 - $5.15 $ 7.1369%94658
John Keeley 2012-03-31 Add 21.61%$3.99 - $5.15 $ 7.1369%16891
John Keeley 2011-12-31 New Buy$4.81 - $6.28 $ 7.1327%13890
Jean-Marie Eveillard 2011-09-30 Sold Out $6.13 - $8.2 $ 7.13-1%0
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Guru Investment Theses on Frontier Communications Corp

Bernard Horn Comments on Frontier Communications - Oct 30, 2014

In the telecom sector, Frontier Communications (FTR)’ stock price surged 16% on the day that its direct competitor, Windstream Holdings (WIN), announced a restructuring plan. Windstream intends to spin off its fiber and copper networks into a publicly traded REIT not subject to federal income tax. If Windstream proves successful in this endeavor, other rural carriers may follow suit. Frontier (FTR) subsequently reported strong second quarter 2014 earnings, with revenue trajectory from residential customers and stability in the small, medium and enterprise business lines. The company is also preparing for the fourth quarter close of the AT&T Connecticut wireline acquisition.

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

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Bernard Horn Comments on Frontier Communications
In the telecom sector, Frontier Communications (FTR)’ stock price surged 16% on the day that its direct competitor, Windstream Holdings (WIN), announced a restructuring plan. Windstream intends to spin off its fiber and copper networks into a publicly traded REIT not subject to federal income tax. If Windstream proves successful in this endeavor, other rural carriers may follow suit. Frontier (FTR) subsequently reported strong second quarter 2014 earnings, with revenue trajectory from residential customers and stability in the small, medium and enterprise business lines. The company is also preparing for the fourth quarter close of the AT&T Connecticut wireline acquisition. Read more...

Ratios

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industry
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history
P/E(ttm) 37.90
FTR's P/E(ttm) is ranked higher than
79% of the 1009 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 22.60 vs. FTR: 37.90 )
FTR' s 10-Year P/E(ttm) Range
Min: 10.65   Max: 71.1
Current: 37.9

10.65
71.1
P/B 1.84
FTR's P/B is ranked higher than
86% of the 1009 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 2.99 vs. FTR: 1.84 )
FTR' s 10-Year P/B Range
Min: 0.73   Max: 10.05
Current: 1.84

0.73
10.05
P/S 1.54
FTR's P/S is ranked higher than
81% of the 1009 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.66 vs. FTR: 1.54 )
FTR' s 10-Year P/S Range
Min: 0.62   Max: 2.41
Current: 1.54

0.62
2.41
PFCF 9.90
FTR's PFCF is ranked higher than
96% of the 1009 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 83.50 vs. FTR: 9.90 )
FTR' s 10-Year PFCF Range
Min: 4.07   Max: 10.66
Current: 9.9

4.07
10.66
EV-to-EBIT 17.44
FTR's EV-to-EBIT is ranked higher than
83% of the 1009 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 17.99 vs. FTR: 17.44 )
FTR' s 10-Year EV-to-EBIT Range
Min: 10.3   Max: 24.6
Current: 17.44

10.3
24.6
Shiller P/E 29.12
FTR's Shiller P/E is ranked higher than
87% of the 1009 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 39.73 vs. FTR: 29.12 )
FTR' s 10-Year Shiller P/E Range
Min: 5.86   Max: 142.56
Current: 29.12

5.86
142.56
Current Ratio 2.19
FTR's Current Ratio is ranked higher than
89% of the 919 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.03 vs. FTR: 2.19 )
FTR' s 10-Year Current Ratio Range
Min: 0.36   Max: 2.99
Current: 2.19

0.36
2.99
Quick Ratio 2.19
FTR's Quick Ratio is ranked higher than
90% of the 919 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 0.97 vs. FTR: 2.19 )
FTR' s 10-Year Quick Ratio Range
Min: 0.34   Max: 2.99
Current: 2.19

0.34
2.99

Dividend & Buy Back

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history
Dividend Yield 5.61
FTR's Dividend Yield is ranked higher than
86% of the 675 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 3.41 vs. FTR: 5.61 )
FTR' s 10-Year Dividend Yield Range
Min: 1.74   Max: 20.61
Current: 5.61

1.74
20.61
Dividend Payout 2.14
FTR's Dividend Payout is ranked higher than
69% of the 1009 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.36 vs. FTR: 2.14 )
FTR' s 10-Year Dividend Payout Range
Min: 0.63   Max: 17.86
Current: 2.14

0.63
17.86
Dividend growth (3y) -23.00
FTR's Dividend growth (3y) is ranked higher than
76% of the 528 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 2.90 vs. FTR: -23.00 )
FTR' s 10-Year Dividend growth (3y) Range
Min: 0   Max: 26
Current: -23

0
26
Yield on cost (5-Year) 1.54
FTR's Yield on cost (5-Year) is ranked lower than
74% of the 684 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 3.70 vs. FTR: 1.54 )
FTR' s 10-Year Yield on cost (5-Year) Range
Min: 0.47   Max: 5.58
Current: 1.54

0.47
5.58
Share Buyback Rate -15.20
FTR's Share Buyback Rate is ranked higher than
68% of the 678 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: -0.20 vs. FTR: -15.20 )
FTR' s 10-Year Share Buyback Rate Range
Min: 5.6   Max: -47.3
Current: -15.2

Valuation & Return

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history
Price/DCF (Projected) 0.74
FTR's Price/DCF (Projected) is ranked higher than
95% of the 1009 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 2.20 vs. FTR: 0.74 )
FTR' s 10-Year Price/DCF (Projected) Range
Min: 0.42   Max: 3.35
Current: 0.74

0.42
3.35
Price/Median PS Value 1.11
FTR's Price/Median PS Value is ranked higher than
82% of the 1009 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.14 vs. FTR: 1.11 )
FTR' s 10-Year Price/Median PS Value Range
Min: 0.27   Max: 3.21
Current: 1.11

0.27
3.21
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) 5.70
FTR's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) is ranked higher than
82% of the 902 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 6.10 vs. FTR: 5.70 )
FTR' s 10-Year Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) Range
Min: 4.1   Max: 9.7
Current: 5.7

4.1
9.7
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) 0.71
FTR's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) is ranked higher than
76% of the 755 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 7.34 vs. FTR: 0.71 )
FTR' s 10-Year Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) Range
Min: 3   Max: 34.1
Current: 0.71

3
34.1

Business Description

Industry: Communication Services » Telecom Services
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Frontier Communications Corporation was incorporated in 1935, originally under the name of Citizens Utilities Company and was known as Citizens Communications Company until July 31, 2008. The Company provides communication services to rural areas and small and medium-sized towns and cities in the U.S. The company offers local and long distance voice services, including basic telephone wireline services to residential and business customers; and packages of communications services. It also provides data and Internet services comprising residential services, such as broadband, dial up Internet, portal, and e-mail products; commercial services, such as Ethernet, dedicated Internet, multiprotocol label switching, and TDM data transport services; and optical transport services. In addition, the company offers switched access services that allow other carriers to use the facilities to originate and terminate their local and long distance voice traffic; and direct broadcast satellite and terrestrial utilizing fiber to the home services. Further, it sells third-party telecommunications equipment for business customers. It currently operates in 27 states throughout U.S.
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