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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

vs
industry
vs
history
Cash to Debt 0.03
FTR's Cash to Debt is ranked lower than
92% of the 488 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 0.53 vs. FTR: 0.03 )
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: 0.03
0.01
0.35
Equity to Asset 0.20
FTR's Equity to Asset is ranked lower than
81% of the 476 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 0.40 vs. FTR: 0.20 )
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: 0.2
0.04
0.39
Interest Coverage 0.52
FTR's Interest Coverage is ranked lower than
96% of the 368 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 6.54 vs. FTR: 0.52 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Interest Coverage only.
FTR' s Interest Coverage Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.67  Med: 1.48 Max: 1.92
Current: 0.52
0.67
1.92
F-Score: 3
Z-Score: 0.80
M-Score: -2.89
WACC vs ROIC
6.16%
1.68%
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
vs
history
Operating margin (%) 11.51
FTR's Operating margin (%) is ranked higher than
62% of the 482 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 7.78 vs. FTR: 11.51 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Operating margin (%) only.
FTR' s Operating margin (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 13.36  Med: 20.47 Max: 31.82
Current: 11.51
13.36
31.82
Net-margin (%) -5.95
FTR's Net-margin (%) is ranked lower than
79% of the 484 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 3.91 vs. FTR: -5.95 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Net-margin (%) only.
FTR' s Net-margin (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -3.52  Med: 3.44 Max: 17.01
Current: -5.95
-3.52
17.01
ROE (%) -9.67
FTR's ROE (%) is ranked lower than
80% of the 464 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 6.76 vs. FTR: -9.67 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROE (%) only.
FTR' s ROE (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -6.88  Med: 4.49 Max: 32.82
Current: -9.67
-6.88
32.82
ROA (%) -1.37
FTR's ROA (%) is ranked lower than
71% of the 492 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 2.60 vs. FTR: -1.37 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROA (%) only.
FTR' s ROA (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -0.85  Med: 1.04 Max: 5.21
Current: -1.37
-0.85
5.21
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) 4.89
FTR's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked lower than
67% of the 487 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 14.87 vs. FTR: 4.89 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) only.
FTR' s ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 6.08  Med: 13.48 Max: 24.06
Current: 4.89
6.08
24.06
Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) 0.60
FTR's Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked lower than
54% of the 425 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 2.30 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: -15.8  Med: -3.30 Max: 37.5
Current: 0.6
-15.8
37.5
EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) -4.60
FTR's EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked lower than
66% of the 354 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.70 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: -3.40 Max: 35.7
Current: -4.6
-15.1
35.7
» FTR's 10-Y Financials

Financials (Next Earnings Date: Est. 2016-08-03)


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

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Guru Trades

Q2 2015

FTR Guru Trades in Q2 2015

John Burbank 11,989 sh (New)
Seth Klarman 13,500,000 sh (New)
Louis Moore Bacon 500,000 sh (New)
Steven Cohen 3,188,800 sh (New)
Paul Tudor Jones 201,000 sh (+253.69%)
First Eagle Investment 72 sh (unchged)
David Dreman 468 sh (unchged)
Bernard Horn 575,114 sh (unchged)
Joel Greenblatt Sold Out
Jim Simons 2,827,700 sh (-67.32%)
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Q3 2015

FTR Guru Trades in Q3 2015

Joel Greenblatt 6,040,603 sh (New)
Signature Select Canadian Fund 935,600 sh (New)
Steven Cohen 10,639,800 sh (+233.66%)
Bernard Horn 898,614 sh (+56.25%)
David Dreman 468 sh (unchged)
First Eagle Investment 72 sh (unchged)
Seth Klarman 13,500,000 sh (unchged)
Jim Simons Sold Out
John Burbank 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%)
Bernard Horn 898,614 sh (unchged)
David Dreman 468 sh (unchged)
First Eagle Investment 72 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

Joel Greenblatt 2,545,265 sh (New)
Jim Simons 2,665,227 sh (New)
First Eagle Investment 72 sh (unchged)
David Dreman 468 sh (unchged)
Bernard Horn 898,614 sh (unchged)
Seth Klarman Sold Out
Paul Tudor Jones 261,849 sh (-6.91%)
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Preferred stocks of Frontier Communications Corp

SymbolPriceYieldDescription
FTRPR98.229.18Prefr Ser -A

Business Description

Industry: Communication Services » Telecom Services
Compare:MIC:MFON, XKLS:4863, PHS:GLO, NAS:VIP, OHEL:ELISA » details
Traded in other countries:YC5.Germany,
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 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.

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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industry
vs
history
Price/Owner Earnings (ttm) 95.62
FTR's Price/Owner Earnings (ttm) is ranked lower than
92% of the 212 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 15.72 vs. FTR: 95.62 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Owner Earnings (ttm) only.
FTR' s Price/Owner Earnings (ttm) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 3.36  Med: 7.16 Max: 104.26
Current: 95.62
3.36
104.26
P/B 1.15
FTR's P/B is ranked higher than
77% of the 480 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 2.20 vs. FTR: 1.15 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/B only.
FTR' s P/B Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.73  Med: 1.96 Max: 10.06
Current: 1.15
0.73
10.06
P/S 1.03
FTR's P/S is ranked higher than
64% of the 495 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.42 vs. FTR: 1.03 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/S only.
FTR' s P/S Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.62  Med: 1.20 Max: 2.5
Current: 1.03
0.62
2.5
PFCF 80.68
FTR's PFCF is ranked lower than
90% of the 263 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 17.42 vs. FTR: 80.68 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PFCF only.
FTR' s PFCF Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 4.12  Med: 7.40 Max: 87.97
Current: 80.68
4.12
87.97
POCF 5.69
FTR's POCF is ranked higher than
59% of the 333 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 6.79 vs. FTR: 5.69 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful POCF only.
FTR' s POCF Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 2.21  Med: 3.95 Max: 6.58
Current: 5.69
2.21
6.58
EV-to-EBIT 32.60
FTR's EV-to-EBIT is ranked lower than
76% of the 370 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 15.92 vs. FTR: 32.60 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EV-to-EBIT only.
FTR' s EV-to-EBIT Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 10  Med: 13.60 Max: 33.4
Current: 32.6
10
33.4
EV-to-EBITDA 11.04
FTR's EV-to-EBITDA is ranked lower than
62% of the 422 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 8.60 vs. FTR: 11.04 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EV-to-EBITDA only.
FTR' s EV-to-EBITDA Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 4.9  Med: 6.70 Max: 13.1
Current: 11.04
4.9
13.1
Shiller P/E 15.60
FTR's Shiller P/E is ranked higher than
58% of the 117 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 18.55 vs. FTR: 15.60 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Shiller P/E only.
FTR' s Shiller P/E Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 7.27  Med: 52.40 Max: 1478
Current: 15.6
7.27
1478
Current Ratio 5.52
FTR's Current Ratio is ranked higher than
94% of the 465 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.16 vs. FTR: 5.52 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Current Ratio only.
FTR' s Current Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.62  Med: 1.23 Max: 7.14
Current: 5.52
0.62
7.14
Quick Ratio 5.52
FTR's Quick Ratio is ranked higher than
95% of the 465 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.03 vs. FTR: 5.52 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Quick Ratio only.
FTR' s Quick Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.6  Med: 1.23 Max: 7.14
Current: 5.52
0.6
7.14
Days Sales Outstanding 31.64
FTR's Days Sales Outstanding is ranked higher than
67% of the 381 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 47.54 vs. FTR: 31.64 )
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: 54.62
Current: 31.64
32.76
54.62
Days Payable 89.50
FTR's Days Payable is ranked higher than
60% of the 322 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 61.50 vs. FTR: 89.50 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Payable only.
FTR' s Days Payable Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 87.34  Med: 256.48 Max: 823.52
Current: 89.5
87.34
823.52

Dividend & Buy Back

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industry
vs
history
Dividend Yield 8.14
FTR's Dividend Yield is ranked higher than
91% of the 650 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 3.79 vs. FTR: 8.14 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Dividend Yield only.
FTR' s Dividend Yield Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 4.77  Med: 8.95 Max: 20.62
Current: 8.14
4.77
20.62
Dividend Growth (3y) 1.60
FTR's Dividend Growth (3y) is ranked lower than
53% of the 196 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 2.20 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: 0.00 Max: 26
Current: 1.6
0
26
Forward Dividend Yield 8.05
FTR's Forward Dividend Yield is ranked higher than
90% of the 607 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 3.95 vs. FTR: 8.05 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward Dividend Yield only.
N/A
Yield on cost (5-Year) 3.68
FTR's Yield on cost (5-Year) is ranked lower than
58% of the 718 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 4.32 vs. FTR: 3.68 )
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: 4.04 Max: 9.31
Current: 3.68
2.15
9.31
3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio -5.40
FTR's 3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio is ranked lower than
66% of the 285 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: -2.40 Max: 1.7
Current: -5.4
-47.3
1.7

Valuation & Return

vs
industry
vs
history
Price/Projected FCF 0.60
FTR's Price/Projected FCF is ranked higher than
85% of the 226 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.30 vs. FTR: 0.60 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Projected FCF only.
FTR' s Price/Projected FCF Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.42  Med: 0.70 Max: 3.71
Current: 0.6
0.42
3.71
Price/Median PS Value 0.86
FTR's Price/Median PS Value is ranked higher than
65% of the 443 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 0.99 vs. FTR: 0.86 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Median PS Value only.
FTR' s Price/Median PS Value Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.31  Med: 1.22 Max: 2.46
Current: 0.86
0.31
2.46
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) 3.07
FTR's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) is ranked lower than
57% of the 511 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 4.30 vs. FTR: 3.07 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) only.
FTR' s Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 3  Med: 7.30 Max: 10
Current: 3.07
3
10
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) 4.96
FTR's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) is ranked lower than
62% of the 241 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 8.14 vs. FTR: 4.96 )
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: 14.50 Max: 52.1
Current: 4.96
-0.7
52.1

More Statistics

Revenue (TTM) (Mil) $5,560
EPS (TTM) $ -0.45
Beta0.65
Short Percentage of Float11.90%
52-Week Range $3.81 - 5.85
Shares Outstanding (Mil)1,173.08

Analyst Estimate

Dec16 Dec17 Dec18
Revenue (Mil $) 7,636 7,964 6,868
EPS ($) -0.12 -0.01 -0.00
EPS without NRI ($) -0.12 -0.01 -0.00
EPS Growth Rate
(3Y to 5Y Estimate)
N/A
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Frontier Communications' Expanding Business and Subscriber Additions Make It a Good Buy Feb 24 2015 
Frontier Communications' Increasing Market Share Might Help It Improve Going Forward Feb 23 2015 
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