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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 0.07
FTR's Cash to Debt is ranked higher than
63% of the 1037 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 0.29 vs. FTR: 0.07 )
FTR' s 10-Year Cash to Debt Range
Min: 0.01   Max: 0.23
Current: 0.07

0.01
0.23
Equity to Asset 0.19
FTR's Equity to Asset is ranked higher than
65% of the 990 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 0.36 vs. FTR: 0.19 )
FTR' s 10-Year Equity to Asset Range
Min: 0.05   Max: 0.4
Current: 0.19

0.05
0.4
Interest Coverage 1.18
FTR's Interest Coverage is ranked higher than
63% of the 631 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 6.57 vs. FTR: 1.18 )
FTR' s 10-Year Interest Coverage Range
Min: 0.62   Max: 3.19
Current: 1.18

0.62
3.19
F-Score: 5
Z-Score: 0.68
M-Score: -2.47
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 (%) 17.18
FTR's Operating margin (%) is ranked higher than
89% of the 1037 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 11.66 vs. FTR: 17.18 )
FTR' s 10-Year Operating margin (%) Range
Min: -5.9   Max: 31.82
Current: 17.18

-5.9
31.82
Net-margin (%) 2.78
FTR's Net-margin (%) is ranked higher than
75% of the 1041 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 5.91 vs. FTR: 2.78 )
FTR' s 10-Year Net-margin (%) Range
Min: -22.37   Max: 17.01
Current: 2.78

-22.37
17.01
ROE (%) 3.40
FTR's ROE (%) is ranked higher than
73% of the 996 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 10.93 vs. FTR: 3.40 )
FTR' s 10-Year ROE (%) Range
Min: -38.29   Max: 32.82
Current: 3.4

-38.29
32.82
ROA (%) 0.77
FTR's ROA (%) is ranked higher than
72% of the 1047 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 4.00 vs. FTR: 0.77 )
FTR' s 10-Year ROA (%) Range
Min: -6.39   Max: 5.21
Current: 0.77

-6.39
5.21
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) 10.68
FTR's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
75% of the 1039 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 20.31 vs. FTR: 10.68 )
FTR' s 10-Year ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: -1.49   Max: 22.33
Current: 10.68

-1.49
22.33
Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) -3.30
FTR's Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
73% of the 904 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.90 vs. FTR: -3.30 )
FTR' s 10-Year Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: -18.1   Max: 46.2
Current: -3.3

-18.1
46.2
EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) -5.00
FTR's EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
76% of the 821 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.50 vs. FTR: -5.00 )
FTR' s 10-Year EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: -18.3   Max: 50.8
Current: -5

-18.3
50.8
EPS Growth (3Y)(%) -4.70
FTR's EPS Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
79% of the 736 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 2.30 vs. FTR: -4.70 )
FTR' s 10-Year EPS Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: -35.9   Max: 43.5
Current: -4.7

-35.9
43.5
» FTR's 10-Y Financials

Financials


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

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Guru Trades

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 (+54.90%)
Jean-Marie Eveillard 72 sh (unchged)
David Dreman 468 sh (unchged)
Bernard Horn 244,114 sh (unchged)
NWQ Managers Sold Out
Jeremy Grantham Sold Out
Steven Cohen 2,369,762 sh (-15.82%)
Paul Tudor Jones 28,059 sh (-19.60%)
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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%)
Steven Cohen 1,288,700 sh (unchged)
David Dreman 468 sh (unchged)
Jean-Marie Eveillard 72 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)
David Dreman 468 sh (unchged)
Bernard Horn 575,114 sh (unchged)
Jean-Marie Eveillard 72 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%)
Bernard Horn 575,114 sh (unchged)
Jean-Marie Eveillard 72 sh (unchged)
David Dreman 468 sh (unchged)
John Burbank Sold Out
Steven Cohen Sold Out
Paul Tudor Jones 17,300 sh (-17.45%)
Joel Greenblatt 5,256,512 sh (-30.26%)
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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) 52.50
FTR's P/E(ttm) is ranked higher than
70% of the 1168 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 28.50 vs. FTR: 52.50 )
FTR' s 10-Year P/E(ttm) Range
Min: 10.65   Max: 71.1
Current: 52.5

10.65
71.1
Forward P/E 31.65
FTR's Forward P/E is ranked higher than
66% of the 1168 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 37.17 vs. FTR: 31.65 )
N/A
PE(NRI) 54.00
FTR's PE(NRI) is ranked higher than
78% of the 1168 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 34.80 vs. FTR: 54.00 )
FTR' s 10-Year PE(NRI) Range
Min: 10.65   Max: 75.44
Current: 54

10.65
75.44
P/B 1.90
FTR's P/B is ranked higher than
79% of the 1168 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 3.20 vs. FTR: 1.90 )
FTR' s 10-Year P/B Range
Min: 0.73   Max: 10.05
Current: 1.9

0.73
10.05
P/S 1.50
FTR's P/S is ranked higher than
68% of the 1168 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.81 vs. FTR: 1.50 )
FTR' s 10-Year P/S Range
Min: 0.62   Max: 2.41
Current: 1.5

0.62
2.41
PFCF 12.00
FTR's PFCF is ranked higher than
89% of the 1168 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 55.88 vs. FTR: 12.00 )
FTR' s 10-Year PFCF Range
Min: 4.07   Max: 14.2
Current: 12

4.07
14.2
POCF 5.53
FTR's POCF is ranked higher than
90% of the 1168 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 9.96 vs. FTR: 5.53 )
FTR' s 10-Year POCF Range
Min: 2.22   Max: 6.6
Current: 5.53

2.22
6.6
EV-to-EBIT 19.80
FTR's EV-to-EBIT is ranked higher than
82% of the 1168 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 19.89 vs. FTR: 19.80 )
FTR' s 10-Year EV-to-EBIT Range
Min: 10.3   Max: 24.6
Current: 19.8

10.3
24.6
Shiller P/E 31.60
FTR's Shiller P/E is ranked higher than
76% of the 1168 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 77.20 vs. FTR: 31.60 )
FTR' s 10-Year Shiller P/E Range
Min: 5.86   Max: 142.56
Current: 31.6

5.86
142.56
Current Ratio 0.98
FTR's Current Ratio is ranked higher than
74% of the 1016 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.02 vs. FTR: 0.98 )
FTR' s 10-Year Current Ratio Range
Min: 0.5   Max: 2.99
Current: 0.98

0.5
2.99
Quick Ratio 0.98
FTR's Quick Ratio is ranked higher than
77% of the 1016 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 0.95 vs. FTR: 0.98 )
FTR' s 10-Year Quick Ratio Range
Min: 0.47   Max: 2.99
Current: 0.98

0.47
2.99
Days Sales Outstanding 42.69
FTR's Days Sales Outstanding is ranked higher than
85% of the 1168 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 57.32 vs. FTR: 42.69 )
FTR' s 10-Year Days Sales Outstanding Range
Min: 32.76   Max: 117.69
Current: 42.69

32.76
117.69

Dividend & Buy Back

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industry
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history
Dividend Yield 5.70
FTR's Dividend Yield is ranked higher than
82% of the 740 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 3.43 vs. FTR: 5.70 )
FTR' s 10-Year Dividend Yield Range
Min: 1.74   Max: 20.61
Current: 5.7

1.74
20.61
Dividend Payout 3.00
FTR's Dividend Payout is ranked higher than
71% of the 1168 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 2.57 vs. FTR: 3.00 )
FTR' s 10-Year Dividend Payout Range
Min: 0.94   Max: 5
Current: 3

0.94
5
Dividend growth (3y) -18.90
FTR's Dividend growth (3y) is ranked higher than
78% of the 580 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 2.30 vs. FTR: -18.90 )
FTR' s 10-Year Dividend growth (3y) Range
Min: 0   Max: 26
Current: -18.9

0
26
Yield on cost (5-Year) 1.94
FTR's Yield on cost (5-Year) is ranked lower than
67% of the 747 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 4.00 vs. FTR: 1.94 )
FTR' s 10-Year Yield on cost (5-Year) Range
Min: 0.59   Max: 7.01
Current: 1.94

0.59
7.01
Share Buyback Rate -0.20
FTR's Share Buyback Rate is ranked higher than
84% of the 741 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: -0.30 vs. FTR: -0.20 )
FTR' s 10-Year Share Buyback Rate Range
Min: 5.6   Max: -47.3
Current: -0.2

Valuation & Return

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industry
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history
Price/DCF (Projected) 0.70
FTR's Price/DCF (Projected) is ranked higher than
96% of the 1168 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 4.70 vs. FTR: 0.70 )
FTR' s 10-Year Price/DCF (Projected) Range
Min: 0.47   Max: 2.28
Current: 0.7

0.47
2.28
Price/Median PS Value 1.10
FTR's Price/Median PS Value is ranked higher than
81% of the 1168 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.20 vs. FTR: 1.10 )
FTR' s 10-Year Price/Median PS Value Range
Min: 0.35   Max: 2.18
Current: 1.1

0.35
2.18
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) 5.10
FTR's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) is ranked higher than
73% of the 1030 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 5.80 vs. FTR: 5.10 )
FTR' s 10-Year Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) Range
Min: 4.1   Max: 9.7
Current: 5.1

4.1
9.7
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) 1.42
FTR's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) is ranked higher than
76% of the 685 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 8.15 vs. FTR: 1.42 )
FTR' s 10-Year Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) Range
Min: -0.4   Max: 29.6
Current: 1.42

-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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