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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

vs
industry
vs
history
Cash-to-Debt 0.03
FTR's Cash-to-Debt is ranked lower than
95% of the 402 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 0.42 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: 0.02  Med: 0.05 Max: 0.23
Current: 0.03
0.02
0.23
Equity-to-Asset 0.16
FTR's Equity-to-Asset is ranked lower than
84% of the 402 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 0.39 vs. FTR: 0.16 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Equity-to-Asset only.
FTR' s Equity-to-Asset Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.05  Med: 0.2 Max: 0.35
Current: 0.16
0.05
0.35
Interest Coverage 0.58
FTR's Interest Coverage is ranked lower than
95% of the 381 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 6.64 vs. FTR: 0.58 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Interest Coverage only.
FTR' s Interest Coverage Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.58  Med: 1.45 Max: 1.85
Current: 0.58
0.58
1.85
Piotroski F-Score: 4
Altman Z-Score: 0.46
Beneish M-Score: -2.08
WACC vs ROIC
5.50%
2.26%
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 % 9.98
FTR's Operating Margin % is ranked higher than
59% of the 401 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 7.18 vs. FTR: 9.98 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Operating Margin % only.
FTR' s Operating Margin % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 9.98  Med: 20.02 Max: 30.83
Current: 9.98
9.98
30.83
Net Margin % -4.19
FTR's Net Margin % is ranked lower than
76% of the 403 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 3.25 vs. FTR: -4.19 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Net Margin % only.
FTR' s Net Margin % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -4.19  Med: 2.82 Max: 9.38
Current: -4.19
-4.19
9.38
ROE % -11.70
FTR's ROE % is ranked lower than
81% of the 387 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 6.09 vs. FTR: -11.70 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROE % only.
FTR' s ROE % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -11.7  Med: 3.28 Max: 28.53
Current: -11.7
-11.7
28.53
ROA % -1.32
FTR's ROA % is ranked lower than
73% of the 409 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 2.38 vs. FTR: -1.32 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROA % only.
FTR' s ROA % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -1.33  Med: 0.82 Max: 3.05
Current: -1.32
-1.33
3.05
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) % 5.79
FTR's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) % is ranked lower than
65% of the 406 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 13.00 vs. FTR: 5.79 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROC (Joel Greenblatt) % only.
FTR' s ROC (Joel Greenblatt) % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 5.79  Med: 12.11 Max: 22.9
Current: 5.79
5.79
22.9
3-Year Revenue Growth Rate 16.80
FTR's 3-Year Revenue Growth Rate is ranked lower than
54% of the 381 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 2.20 vs. FTR: 16.80 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful 3-Year Revenue Growth Rate only.
FTR' s 3-Year Revenue Growth Rate Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -18.1  Med: 0.6 Max: 46.3
Current: 16.8
-18.1
46.3
3-Year EBITDA Growth Rate 7.90
FTR's 3-Year EBITDA Growth Rate is ranked lower than
69% of the 324 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.70 vs. FTR: 7.90 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful 3-Year EBITDA Growth Rate only.
FTR' s 3-Year EBITDA Growth Rate Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -15.1  Med: -4 Max: 50.9
Current: 7.9
-15.1
50.9
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Seth Klarman Sold Out
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Paul Tudor Jones Sold Out
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Joel Greenblatt Sold Out
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Preferred stocks of Frontier Communications Corp

SymbolPriceYieldDescription
FTRPR63.0117.67Prefr Ser -A

Business Description

Industry: Communication Services » Telecom Services    NAICS: 517919    SIC: 4899
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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 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.

Ratios

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industry
vs
history
Price-to-Owner-Earnings 5.23
FTR's Price-to-Owner-Earnings is ranked higher than
69% of the 223 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 17.15 vs. FTR: 5.23 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price-to-Owner-Earnings only.
FTR' s Price-to-Owner-Earnings Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 3.41  Med: 7.06 Max: 187.67
Current: 5.23
3.41
187.67
PB Ratio 0.75
FTR's PB Ratio is ranked higher than
86% of the 391 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 2.07 vs. FTR: 0.75 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PB Ratio only.
FTR' s PB Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.73  Med: 1.66 Max: 10.06
Current: 0.75
0.73
10.06
PS Ratio 0.38
FTR's PS Ratio is ranked higher than
84% of the 403 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.42 vs. FTR: 0.38 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PS Ratio only.
FTR' s PS Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.38  Med: 1.12 Max: 2.48
Current: 0.38
0.38
2.48
Price-to-Free-Cash-Flow 12.81
FTR's Price-to-Free-Cash-Flow is ranked lower than
100% of the 209 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 16.10 vs. FTR: 12.81 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price-to-Free-Cash-Flow only.
FTR' s Price-to-Free-Cash-Flow Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 4.12  Med: 7.46 Max: 1520
Current: 12.81
4.12
1520
Price-to-Operating-Cash-Flow 2.04
FTR's Price-to-Operating-Cash-Flow is ranked higher than
86% of the 278 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 6.49 vs. FTR: 2.04 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price-to-Operating-Cash-Flow only.
FTR' s Price-to-Operating-Cash-Flow Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 2.03  Med: 3.78 Max: 6.58
Current: 2.04
2.03
6.58
EV-to-EBIT 22.94
FTR's EV-to-EBIT is ranked lower than
70% of the 311 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 15.35 vs. FTR: 22.94 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EV-to-EBIT only.
FTR' s EV-to-EBIT Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 10  Med: 13.8 Max: 33.4
Current: 22.94
10
33.4
EV-to-EBITDA 7.09
FTR's EV-to-EBITDA is ranked lower than
52% of the 337 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 7.96 vs. FTR: 7.09 )
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: 7.09
4.9
13.1
Shiller PE Ratio 15.07
FTR's Shiller PE Ratio is ranked higher than
54% of the 116 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 16.65 vs. FTR: 15.07 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Shiller PE Ratio only.
FTR' s Shiller PE Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 7.57  Med: 23.16 Max: 213.83
Current: 15.07
7.57
213.83
Current Ratio 0.68
FTR's Current Ratio is ranked lower than
77% of the 388 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.08 vs. FTR: 0.68 )
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: 5.35
Current: 0.68
0.62
5.35
Quick Ratio 0.68
FTR's Quick Ratio is ranked lower than
72% of the 388 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.00 vs. FTR: 0.68 )
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: 5.35
Current: 0.68
0.6
5.35
Days Sales Outstanding 38.49
FTR's Days Sales Outstanding is ranked higher than
51% of the 311 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 46.72 vs. FTR: 38.49 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Sales Outstanding only.
FTR' s Days Sales Outstanding Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 32.76  Med: 37.42 Max: 54.62
Current: 38.49
32.76
54.62
Days Payable 226.26
FTR's Days Payable is ranked higher than
62% of the 261 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 63.62 vs. FTR: 226.26 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Payable only.
FTR' s Days Payable Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 78.35  Med: 213.31 Max: 365.61
Current: 226.26
78.35
365.61

Dividend & Buy Back

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industry
vs
history
Dividend Yield % 14.40
FTR's Dividend Yield % is ranked higher than
98% of the 751 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 3.69 vs. FTR: 14.40 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Dividend Yield % only.
FTR' s Dividend Yield % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 4.77  Med: 9.2 Max: 20.62
Current: 14.4
4.77
20.62
3-Year Dividend Growth Rate 1.60
FTR's 3-Year Dividend Growth Rate is ranked lower than
58% of the 190 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 4.20 vs. FTR: 1.60 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful 3-Year Dividend Growth Rate only.
FTR' s 3-Year Dividend Growth Rate Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0  Med: 0 Max: 26
Current: 1.6
0
26
Forward Dividend Yield % 12.77
FTR's Forward Dividend Yield % is ranked higher than
98% of the 734 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 4.17 vs. FTR: 12.77 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward Dividend Yield % only.
N/A
5-Year Yield-on-Cost % 6.48
FTR's 5-Year Yield-on-Cost % is ranked higher than
92% of the 793 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 0.48 vs. FTR: 6.48 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful 5-Year Yield-on-Cost % only.
FTR' s 5-Year Yield-on-Cost % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 2.15  Med: 4.15 Max: 9.31
Current: 6.48
2.15
9.31
3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio -5.20
FTR's 3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio is ranked lower than
67% of the 259 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: -1.50 vs. FTR: -5.20 )
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: -2.6 Max: 1.7
Current: -5.2
-47.3
1.7

Valuation & Return

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industry
vs
history
Price-to-Intrinsic-Value-Projected-FCF 0.36
FTR's Price-to-Intrinsic-Value-Projected-FCF is ranked higher than
92% of the 227 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.42 vs. FTR: 0.36 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price-to-Intrinsic-Value-Projected-FCF only.
FTR' s Price-to-Intrinsic-Value-Projected-FCF Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.36  Med: 0.62 Max: 3.71
Current: 0.36
0.36
3.71
Price-to-Median-PS-Value 0.34
FTR's Price-to-Median-PS-Value is ranked higher than
94% of the 361 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.04 vs. FTR: 0.34 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price-to-Median-PS-Value only.
FTR' s Price-to-Median-PS-Value Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.34  Med: 1.26 Max: 2.52
Current: 0.34
0.34
2.52
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) % 4.40
FTR's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) % is ranked lower than
55% of the 399 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 4.70 vs. FTR: 4.40 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) % only.
FTR' s Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 3  Med: 7.2 Max: 10
Current: 4.4
3
10
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) % 18.05
FTR's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) % is ranked higher than
62% of the 248 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 8.33 vs. FTR: 18.05 )
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: 14.2 Max: 52.3
Current: 18.05
-0.7
52.3

More Statistics

Revenue (TTM) (Mil) $8,896
EPS (TTM) $ -0.52
Beta0.64
Short Percentage of Float19.89%
52-Week Range $2.90 - 5.85
Shares Outstanding (Mil)1,173.03

Analyst Estimate

Dec17 Dec18 Dec19
Revenue (Mil $) 9,798 9,548 9,397
EPS ($) -0.12 -0.03 0.15
EPS without NRI ($) -0.12 -0.03 0.15
EPS Growth Rate
(Future 3Y To 5Y Estimate)
N/A
Dividends per Share ($) 0.42 0.42
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