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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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industry
vs
history
Cash to Debt 0.05
FTR's Cash to Debt is ranked lower than
89% of the 444 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 0.52 vs. FTR: 0.05 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Cash to Debt only.
FTR' s 10-Year Cash to Debt Range
Min: 0.01  Med: 0.05 Max: 0.35
Current: 0.05
0.01
0.35
Equity to Asset 0.19
FTR's Equity to Asset is ranked lower than
82% of the 419 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 0.41 vs. FTR: 0.19 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Equity to Asset only.
FTR' s 10-Year Equity to Asset Range
Min: 0.04  Med: 0.23 Max: 0.42
Current: 0.19
0.04
0.42
Interest Coverage 1.18
FTR's Interest Coverage is ranked lower than
94% of the 252 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 14.68 vs. FTR: 1.18 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Interest Coverage only.
FTR' s 10-Year Interest Coverage Range
Min: 0.62  Med: 1.43 Max: 3.19
Current: 1.18
0.62
3.19
F-Score: 5
Z-Score: 0.61
M-Score: -2.60
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 (%) 15.17
FTR's Operating margin (%) is ranked higher than
71% of the 445 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 8.49 vs. FTR: 15.17 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Operating margin (%) only.
FTR' s 10-Year Operating margin (%) Range
Min: -5.9  Med: 20.47 Max: 31.82
Current: 15.17
-5.9
31.82
Net-margin (%) 0.85
FTR's Net-margin (%) is ranked lower than
66% of the 445 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 4.47 vs. FTR: 0.85 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Net-margin (%) only.
FTR' s 10-Year Net-margin (%) Range
Min: -22.37  Med: 4.86 Max: 17.01
Current: 0.85
-22.37
17.01
ROE (%) 1.12
FTR's ROE (%) is ranked lower than
68% of the 420 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 8.28 vs. FTR: 1.12 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROE (%) only.
FTR' s 10-Year ROE (%) Range
Min: -38.29  Med: 5.20 Max: 32.82
Current: 1.12
-38.29
32.82
ROA (%) 0.24
FTR's ROA (%) is ranked lower than
67% of the 450 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 3.37 vs. FTR: 0.24 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROA (%) only.
FTR' s 10-Year ROA (%) Range
Min: -6.39  Med: 1.21 Max: 5.21
Current: 0.24
-6.39
5.21
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) 10.05
FTR's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked lower than
59% of the 448 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 14.59 vs. FTR: 10.05 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) only.
FTR' s 10-Year ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: -18.05  Med: 12.18 Max: 24.06
Current: 10.05
-18.05
24.06
Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) -3.30
FTR's Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked lower than
64% of the 372 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 2.20 vs. FTR: -3.30 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) only.
FTR' s 10-Year Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: -18.1  Med: -3.30 Max: 46.2
Current: -3.3
-18.1
46.2
EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) -5.00
FTR's EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked lower than
63% of the 311 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 0.70 vs. FTR: -5.00 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) only.
FTR' s 10-Year EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: -18.3  Med: -3.90 Max: 50.8
Current: -5
-18.3
50.8
EPS Growth (3Y)(%) -4.70
FTR's EPS Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked lower than
60% of the 285 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 2.50 vs. FTR: -4.70 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EPS Growth (3Y)(%) only.
FTR' s 10-Year EPS Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: -35.9  Med: -20.60 Max: 43.5
Current: -4.7
-35.9
43.5
» FTR's 10-Y Financials

Financials


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Cash & Debt
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Guru Trades

Q2 2014

FTR Guru Trades in Q2 2014

Bernard Horn 575,114 sh (+135.59%)
Joel Greenblatt 8,040,214 sh (+21.52%)
First Eagle Investment 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)
First Eagle Investment 72 sh (unchged)
David Dreman 468 sh (unchged)
Bernard Horn 575,114 sh (unchged)
Joel Greenblatt 7,537,366 sh (-6.25%)
John Burbank 11,799 sh (-48.55%)
Jim Simons 1,064,500 sh (-62.80%)
Steven Cohen 88,300 sh (-93.15%)
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Q4 2014

FTR Guru Trades in Q4 2014

Jim Simons 2,611,100 sh (+145.29%)
First Eagle Investment 72 sh (unchged)
David Dreman 468 sh (unchged)
Bernard Horn 575,114 sh (unchged)
Steven Cohen Sold Out
John Burbank Sold Out
Paul Tudor Jones 17,300 sh (-17.45%)
Joel Greenblatt 5,256,512 sh (-30.26%)
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Q1 2015

FTR Guru Trades in Q1 2015

Jim Simons 8,652,127 sh (+231.36%)
Paul Tudor Jones 56,829 sh (+228.49%)
David Dreman 468 sh (unchged)
First Eagle Investment 72 sh (unchged)
Bernard Horn 575,114 sh (unchged)
Joel Greenblatt 3,789,848 sh (-27.90%)
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SymbolPriceYieldDescription
FTRPR99.900.00Prefr Ser -A

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) 112.53
FTR's P/E(ttm) is ranked lower than
92% of the 298 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 19.70 vs. FTR: 112.53 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/E(ttm) only.
FTR' s 10-Year P/E(ttm) Range
Min: 10.65  Med: 28.24 Max: 172.05
Current: 112.53
10.65
172.05
Forward P/E 40.82
FTR's Forward P/E is ranked lower than
87% of the 194 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 17.24 vs. FTR: 40.82 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward P/E only.
N/A
PE(NRI) 125.30
FTR's PE(NRI) is ranked lower than
92% of the 296 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 20.40 vs. FTR: 125.30 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PE(NRI) only.
FTR' s 10-Year PE(NRI) Range
Min: 10.65  Med: 28.45 Max: 189.25
Current: 125.3
10.65
189.25
P/B 1.42
FTR's P/B is ranked higher than
70% of the 420 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 2.25 vs. FTR: 1.42 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/B only.
FTR' s 10-Year P/B Range
Min: 0.73  Med: 3.37 Max: 10.05
Current: 1.42
0.73
10.05
P/S 0.99
FTR's P/S is ranked higher than
68% of the 465 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.54 vs. FTR: 0.99 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/S only.
FTR' s 10-Year P/S Range
Min: 0.62  Med: 1.35 Max: 2.41
Current: 0.99
0.62
2.41
PFCF 10.10
FTR's PFCF is ranked higher than
77% of the 231 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 18.71 vs. FTR: 10.10 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PFCF only.
FTR' s 10-Year PFCF Range
Min: 4.07  Med: 7.23 Max: 15.45
Current: 10.1
4.07
15.45
POCF 4.10
FTR's POCF is ranked higher than
82% of the 319 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 8.22 vs. FTR: 4.10 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful POCF only.
FTR' s 10-Year POCF Range
Min: 2.22  Med: 4.10 Max: 6.6
Current: 4.1
2.22
6.6
EV-to-EBIT 17.82
FTR's EV-to-EBIT is ranked lower than
60% of the 324 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 15.37 vs. FTR: 17.82 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EV-to-EBIT only.
FTR' s 10-Year EV-to-EBIT Range
Min: 10.3  Med: 13.20 Max: 24.6
Current: 17.82
10.3
24.6
Shiller P/E 25.43
FTR's Shiller P/E is ranked lower than
65% of the 208 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 19.40 vs. FTR: 25.43 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Shiller P/E only.
FTR' s 10-Year Shiller P/E Range
Min: 5.86  Med: 12.77 Max: 142.56
Current: 25.43
5.86
142.56
Current Ratio 0.98
FTR's Current Ratio is ranked lower than
64% of the 432 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.20 vs. FTR: 0.98 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Current Ratio only.
FTR' s 10-Year Current Ratio Range
Min: 0.49  Med: 1.18 Max: 2.99
Current: 0.98
0.49
2.99
Quick Ratio 0.98
FTR's Quick Ratio is ranked lower than
58% of the 432 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.10 vs. FTR: 0.98 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Quick Ratio only.
FTR' s 10-Year Quick Ratio Range
Min: 0.47  Med: 1.18 Max: 2.99
Current: 0.98
0.47
2.99
Days Sales Outstanding 35.11
FTR's Days Sales Outstanding is ranked higher than
66% of the 377 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 47.48 vs. FTR: 35.11 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Sales Outstanding only.
FTR' s 10-Year Days Sales Outstanding Range
Min: 32.76  Med: 41.63 Max: 117.69
Current: 35.11
32.76
117.69

Dividend & Buy Back

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history
Dividend Yield 8.28
FTR's Dividend Yield is ranked higher than
90% of the 653 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 3.64 vs. FTR: 8.28 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Dividend Yield only.
FTR' s 10-Year Dividend Yield Range
Min: 1.74  Med: 8.84 Max: 20.61
Current: 8.28
1.74
20.61
Dividend Payout 9.42
FTR's Dividend Payout is ranked lower than
98% of the 342 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 0.64 vs. FTR: 9.42 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Dividend Payout only.
FTR' s 10-Year Dividend Payout Range
Min: 0.63  Med: 2.18 Max: 17.86
Current: 9.42
0.63
17.86
Dividend growth (3y) -18.90
FTR's Dividend growth (3y) is ranked lower than
70% of the 183 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 2.40 vs. FTR: -18.90 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Dividend growth (3y) only.
FTR' s 10-Year Dividend growth (3y) Range
Min: 0  Med: 0.00 Max: 26
Current: -18.9
0
26
Yield on cost (5-Year) 2.82
FTR's Yield on cost (5-Year) is ranked lower than
66% of the 653 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 4.03 vs. FTR: 2.82 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Yield on cost (5-Year) only.
FTR' s 10-Year Yield on cost (5-Year) Range
Min: 0.59  Med: 3.01 Max: 7.01
Current: 2.82
0.59
7.01
Share Buyback Rate -0.20
FTR's Share Buyback Rate is ranked higher than
60% of the 292 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: -0.60 vs. FTR: -0.20 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Share Buyback Rate only.
FTR' s 10-Year Share Buyback Rate Range
Min: 5.6  Med: -2.90 Max: -47.3
Current: -0.2

Valuation & Return

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industry
vs
history
Price/Projected FCF 0.53
FTR's Price/Projected FCF is ranked higher than
85% of the 214 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.33 vs. FTR: 0.53 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Projected FCF only.
FTR' s 10-Year Price/Projected FCF Range
Min: 0.42  Med: 0.76 Max: 2.6
Current: 0.53
0.42
2.6
Price/Median PS Value 0.73
FTR's Price/Median PS Value is ranked higher than
81% of the 414 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.06 vs. FTR: 0.73 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Median PS Value only.
FTR' s 10-Year Price/Median PS Value Range
Min: 0.27  Med: 1.13 Max: 2.22
Current: 0.73
0.27
2.22
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) 5.61
FTR's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
56% of the 440 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 4.60 vs. FTR: 5.61 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) only.
FTR' s 10-Year Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: 4.1  Med: 7.60 Max: 9.7
Current: 5.61
4.1
9.7
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) 6.75
FTR's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) is ranked lower than
58% of the 232 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 9.23 vs. FTR: 6.75 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) only.
FTR' s 10-Year Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) Range
Min: -0.4  Med: 13.40 Max: 29.6
Current: 6.75
-0.4
29.6

Business Description

Industry: Communication Services » Telecom Services
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Traded in other countries:YC5.Germany,
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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