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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
vs
history
Cash to Debt 0.04
FTR's Cash to Debt is ranked lower than
90% of the 468 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 0.45 vs. FTR: 0.04 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Cash to Debt only.
FTR' s Cash to Debt Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.01  Med: 0.05 Max: 0.35
Current: 0.04
0.01
0.35
Equity to Asset 0.17
FTR's Equity to Asset is ranked lower than
84% of the 457 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 0.40 vs. FTR: 0.17 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Equity to Asset only.
FTR' s Equity to Asset Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.04  Med: 0.21 Max: 0.39
Current: 0.17
0.04
0.39
Interest Coverage 0.55
FTR's Interest Coverage is ranked lower than
97% of the 373 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 6.73 vs. FTR: 0.55 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Interest Coverage only.
FTR' s Interest Coverage Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.55  Med: 1.48 Max: 1.92
Current: 0.55
0.55
1.92
F-Score: 2
Z-Score: 0.37
M-Score: -2.16
WACC vs ROIC
6.20%
1.67%
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 : 4/10

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industry
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history
Operating margin (%) 11.15
FTR's Operating margin (%) is ranked higher than
62% of the 464 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 7.39 vs. FTR: 11.15 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Operating margin (%) only.
FTR' s Operating margin (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 11.15  Med: 20.47 Max: 31.82
Current: 11.15
11.15
31.82
Net-margin (%) -4.85
FTR's Net-margin (%) is ranked lower than
77% of the 466 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 3.45 vs. FTR: -4.85 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Net-margin (%) only.
FTR' s Net-margin (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -4.85  Med: 3.44 Max: 17.01
Current: -4.85
-4.85
17.01
ROE (%) -10.08
FTR's ROE (%) is ranked lower than
78% of the 446 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 6.63 vs. FTR: -10.08 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROE (%) only.
FTR' s ROE (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -10.08  Med: 4.45 Max: 31.86
Current: -10.08
-10.08
31.86
ROA (%) -1.25
FTR's ROA (%) is ranked lower than
72% of the 474 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 2.30 vs. FTR: -1.25 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROA (%) only.
FTR' s ROA (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -1.25  Med: 1.04 Max: 5.21
Current: -1.25
-1.25
5.21
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) 5.17
FTR's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked lower than
67% of the 469 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 14.26 vs. FTR: 5.17 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) only.
FTR' s ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 5.17  Med: 13.48 Max: 24.06
Current: 5.17
5.17
24.06
Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) 0.60
FTR's Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked lower than
57% of the 412 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 2.90 vs. FTR: 0.60 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) only.
FTR' s Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -18.1  Med: 0.6 Max: 46.3
Current: 0.6
-18.1
46.3
EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) -4.60
FTR's EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked lower than
70% of the 349 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.90 vs. FTR: -4.60 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) only.
FTR' s EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -15.1  Med: -4 Max: 50.9
Current: -4.6
-15.1
50.9
» FTR's 10-Y Financials

Financials (Next Earnings Date: Est. 2016-11-03)


Revenue & Net Income
Cash & Debt
Oprt. Cash Flow & Free Cash Flow
Oprt. Cash Flow & Net Income

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Guru Trades

Q3 2015

FTR Guru Trades in Q3 2015

Signature Select Canadian Fund 935,600 sh (New)
Joel Greenblatt 6,040,603 sh (New)
Steven Cohen 10,639,800 sh (+233.66%)
Bernard Horn 898,614 sh (+56.25%)
David Dreman 468 sh (unchged)
Seth Klarman 13,500,000 sh (unchged)
First Eagle Investment 72 sh (unchged)
John Burbank Sold Out
Jim Simons Sold Out
Louis Moore Bacon 300,000 sh (-40.00%)
Paul Tudor Jones 103,392 sh (-48.56%)
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Q4 2015

FTR Guru Trades in Q4 2015

Paul Tudor Jones 281,297 sh (+172.07%)
First Eagle Investment 72 sh (unchged)
Bernard Horn 898,614 sh (unchged)
David Dreman 468 sh (unchged)
Louis Moore Bacon Sold Out
Steven Cohen Sold Out
Joel Greenblatt Sold Out
Seth Klarman 10,915,236 sh (-19.15%)
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Q1 2016

FTR Guru Trades in Q1 2016

Jim Simons 2,665,227 sh (New)
Joel Greenblatt 2,545,265 sh (New)
Bernard Horn 898,614 sh (unchged)
First Eagle Investment 72 sh (unchged)
David Dreman 468 sh (unchged)
Seth Klarman Sold Out
Signature Select Canadian Fund 905,400 sh (-3.23%)
Paul Tudor Jones 261,849 sh (-6.91%)
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Q2 2016

FTR Guru Trades in Q2 2016

Steven Cohen 1,171,400 sh (New)
Jim Simons 3,598,000 sh (+35.00%)
Bernard Horn 898,614 sh (unchged)
David Dreman 468 sh (unchged)
First Eagle Investment 72 sh (unchged)
Paul Tudor Jones Sold Out
Joel Greenblatt 1,375,713 sh (-45.95%)
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Preferred stocks of Frontier Communications Corp

SymbolPriceYieldDescription
FTRPR86.8812.81Prefr Ser -A

Business Description

Industry: Communication Services » Telecom Services
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Frontier Communications Corporation provides communication services to rural areas and small and medium-sized towns and cities in the U.S. Its offerings include data and Internet services, local and long distance voice services, and access services.

Frontier Communications Corp 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 offers communications services to residential and business customers. It offers a variety of voice, data, and video, Internet access, broadband-enabled services and products on a standalone basis and as bundled or packaged solutions. In Data and Internet services it offers broadband services to its residential, commercial and carrier customers. Residential services include fiber-to-the-home and fiber-to-the-node broadband products, as well as traditional copper-based broadband products. Commercial services include Ethernet, Dedicated Internet, Multiprotocol Label Switching (MPLS), Time Division Multiplexing (TDM)data transport services and optical transport services. It also offers its Frontier Secure suite of products managing the digital experience for its customers and designed to provide value and simplicity to meet customers' ever-changing needs. In Voice services it provides basic wireline services to residential and business customers in its service areas. It also provides data-based VoIP services and enhanced services to its customers by offering a number of unified messaging services, including call forwarding, conference calling, caller identification, voicemail and call waiting, all of which are capable of being managed via an Internet portal. It also offers packages of communications services. These packages permit customers to bundle their products and services, including voice service with their choice of video and Internet services, and other product offerings. The switched access services allow other carriers to use the Company's facilities to originate and terminate their local and long distance voice traffic. The Company offers video services under the Frontier TV brand to customers in Connecticut. It offers video services under the FiOS brand on a limited basis in the states of Indiana, Oregon and Washington pursuant to franchises, permits and similar authorizations issued by local franchising authorities. In the Customer Premise Equipment it offers small, medium and enterprise business customers, third-party communications equipment tailored to their specific business needs by partnering with Avaya, Cisco, Mitel and other equipment manufacturers. Competition for residential customers comes from cable operators, satellite providers, online video providers, wireless carriers and Internet service providers (ISPs) among others. For broadband internet, competition comes from cable operators, ISPs and wireless carriers.

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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Ratios

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Price/Owner Earnings (ttm) 13.49
FTR's Price/Owner Earnings (ttm) is ranked higher than
63% of the 208 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 17.57 vs. FTR: 13.49 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Owner Earnings (ttm) only.
FTR' s Price/Owner Earnings (ttm) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 3.41  Med: 7.2 Max: 187.67
Current: 13.49
3.41
187.67
P/B 1.00
FTR's P/B is ranked higher than
82% of the 434 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 2.19 vs. FTR: 1.00 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/B only.
FTR' s P/B Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.73  Med: 1.8 Max: 10.06
Current: 1
0.73
10.06
P/S 0.73
FTR's P/S is ranked higher than
74% of the 455 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.48 vs. FTR: 0.73 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/S only.
FTR' s P/S Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.62  Med: 1.16 Max: 2.48
Current: 0.73
0.62
2.48
PFCF 25.03
FTR's PFCF is ranked lower than
74% of the 216 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 15.50 vs. FTR: 25.03 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PFCF only.
FTR' s PFCF Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 4.12  Med: 7.42 Max: 87.97
Current: 25.03
4.12
87.97
POCF 3.76
FTR's POCF is ranked higher than
78% of the 301 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 7.08 vs. FTR: 3.76 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful POCF only.
FTR' s POCF Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 2.21  Med: 3.94 Max: 6.58
Current: 3.76
2.21
6.58
EV-to-EBIT 28.89
FTR's EV-to-EBIT is ranked lower than
73% of the 353 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 16.73 vs. FTR: 28.89 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EV-to-EBIT only.
FTR' s EV-to-EBIT Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 10  Med: 13.7 Max: 33.4
Current: 28.89
10
33.4
EV-to-EBITDA 9.68
FTR's EV-to-EBITDA is ranked lower than
57% of the 392 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 8.48 vs. FTR: 9.68 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EV-to-EBITDA only.
FTR' s EV-to-EBITDA Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 4.9  Med: 6.6 Max: 13.1
Current: 9.68
4.9
13.1
Shiller P/E 15.07
FTR's Shiller P/E is ranked higher than
57% of the 121 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 17.97 vs. FTR: 15.07 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Shiller P/E only.
FTR' s Shiller P/E Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 7.57  Med: 31.87 Max: 233.2
Current: 15.07
7.57
233.2
Current Ratio 0.59
FTR's Current Ratio is ranked lower than
83% of the 455 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.14 vs. FTR: 0.59 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Current Ratio only.
FTR' s Current Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.59  Med: 1.23 Max: 7.14
Current: 0.59
0.59
7.14
Quick Ratio 0.59
FTR's Quick Ratio is ranked lower than
80% of the 455 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.03 vs. FTR: 0.59 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Quick Ratio only.
FTR' s Quick Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.59  Med: 1.23 Max: 7.14
Current: 0.59
0.59
7.14
Days Sales Outstanding 54.75
FTR's Days Sales Outstanding is ranked lower than
60% of the 358 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 46.25 vs. FTR: 54.75 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Sales Outstanding only.
FTR' s Days Sales Outstanding Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 32.76  Med: 36.82 Max: 54.75
Current: 54.75
32.76
54.75
Days Payable 107.21
FTR's Days Payable is ranked higher than
68% of the 294 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 63.26 vs. FTR: 107.21 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Payable only.
FTR' s Days Payable Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 78.35  Med: 216.86 Max: 823.52
Current: 107.21
78.35
823.52

Dividend & Buy Back

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industry
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history
Dividend Yield 9.70
FTR's Dividend Yield is ranked higher than
94% of the 647 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 3.85 vs. FTR: 9.70 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Dividend Yield only.
FTR' s Dividend Yield Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 4.77  Med: 8.99 Max: 20.62
Current: 9.7
4.77
20.62
Dividend Growth (3y) 1.60
FTR's Dividend Growth (3y) is ranked lower than
55% of the 191 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 3.20 vs. FTR: 1.60 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Dividend Growth (3y) only.
FTR' s Dividend Growth (3y) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0  Med: 0 Max: 26
Current: 1.6
0
26
Forward Dividend Yield 9.70
FTR's Forward Dividend Yield is ranked higher than
94% of the 604 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 4.24 vs. FTR: 9.70 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward Dividend Yield only.
N/A
Yield on cost (5-Year) 4.38
FTR's Yield on cost (5-Year) is ranked lower than
53% of the 701 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 4.63 vs. FTR: 4.38 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Yield on cost (5-Year) only.
FTR' s Yield on cost (5-Year) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 2.15  Med: 4.06 Max: 9.31
Current: 4.38
2.15
9.31
3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio -5.40
FTR's 3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio is ranked lower than
65% of the 277 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: -1.60 vs. FTR: -5.40 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful 3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio only.
FTR' s 3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -47.3  Med: -2.4 Max: 1.7
Current: -5.4
-47.3
1.7

Valuation & Return

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industry
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history
Price/Projected FCF 0.50
FTR's Price/Projected FCF is ranked higher than
88% of the 229 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.40 vs. FTR: 0.50 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Projected FCF only.
FTR' s Price/Projected FCF Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.42  Med: 0.7 Max: 3.71
Current: 0.5
0.42
3.71
Price/Median PS Value 0.63
FTR's Price/Median PS Value is ranked higher than
81% of the 414 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.00 vs. FTR: 0.63 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Median PS Value only.
FTR' s Price/Median PS Value Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.32  Med: 1.25 Max: 2.56
Current: 0.63
0.32
2.56
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) 3.50
FTR's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) is ranked lower than
56% of the 461 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 4.40 vs. FTR: 3.50 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) only.
FTR' s Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 3  Med: 7.3 Max: 10
Current: 3.5
3
10
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) 7.87
FTR's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) is ranked higher than
50% of the 247 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 8.09 vs. FTR: 7.87 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) only.
FTR' s Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -0.7  Med: 14.5 Max: 52.3
Current: 7.87
-0.7
52.3

More Statistics

Revenue (TTM) (Mil) $6,800
EPS (TTM) $ -0.49
Beta0.70
Short Percentage of Float18.28%
52-Week Range $3.81 - 5.85
Shares Outstanding (Mil)1,173.07

Analyst Estimate

Dec16 Dec17 Dec18
Revenue (Mil $) 9,516 10,422 10,113
EPS ($) -0.15 -0.09 -0.02
EPS w/o NRI ($) -0.15 -0.09 -0.02
EPS Growth Rate
(3Y to 5Y Estimate)
N/A
Dividends Per Share ($) 0.42 0.42 0.42
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