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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 : 5/10

vs
industry
vs
history
Cash to Debt 0.12
FTR's Cash to Debt is ranked higher than
63% of the 823 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 0.48 vs. FTR: 0.12 )
FTR' s 10-Year Cash to Debt Range
Min: 0.01   Max: 0.35
Current: 0.12

0.01
0.35
Equity to Asset 0.24
FTR's Equity to Asset is ranked higher than
64% of the 820 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 0.40 vs. FTR: 0.24 )
FTR' s 10-Year Equity to Asset Range
Min: 0.04   Max: 0.42
Current: 0.24

0.04
0.42
Interest Coverage 1.47
FTR's Interest Coverage is ranked higher than
62% of the 555 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 6.37 vs. FTR: 1.47 )
FTR' s 10-Year Interest Coverage Range
Min: 0.62   Max: 3.19
Current: 1.47

0.62
3.19
F-Score: 4
Z-Score: 0.50
M-Score: -2.64
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
vs
history
Operating margin (%) 20.60
FTR's Operating margin (%) is ranked higher than
91% of the 810 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 12.14 vs. FTR: 20.60 )
FTR' s 10-Year Operating margin (%) Range
Min: -5.9   Max: 31.82
Current: 20.6

-5.9
31.82
Net-margin (%) 2.37
FTR's Net-margin (%) is ranked higher than
71% of the 810 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 7.43 vs. FTR: 2.37 )
FTR' s 10-Year Net-margin (%) Range
Min: -22.37   Max: 17.01
Current: 2.37

-22.37
17.01
ROE (%) 2.78
FTR's ROE (%) is ranked higher than
69% of the 783 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 11.91 vs. FTR: 2.78 )
FTR' s 10-Year ROE (%) Range
Min: -50.94   Max: 36.87
Current: 2.78

-50.94
36.87
ROA (%) 0.68
FTR's ROA (%) is ranked higher than
68% of the 814 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 4.96 vs. FTR: 0.68 )
FTR' s 10-Year ROA (%) Range
Min: -7.33   Max: 5.07
Current: 0.68

-7.33
5.07
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) 13.52
FTR's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
74% of the 810 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 21.47 vs. FTR: 13.52 )
FTR' s 10-Year ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: -1.39   Max: 21.6
Current: 13.52

-1.39
21.6
Revenue Growth (%) -6.30
FTR's Revenue Growth (%) is ranked higher than
67% of the 723 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 4.30 vs. FTR: -6.30 )
FTR' s 10-Year Revenue Growth (%) Range
Min: -18.1   Max: 46.2
Current: -6.3

-18.1
46.2
EBITDA Growth (%) -8.10
FTR's EBITDA Growth (%) is ranked higher than
72% of the 641 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 3.90 vs. FTR: -8.10 )
FTR' s 10-Year EBITDA Growth (%) Range
Min: -18.3   Max: 50.8
Current: -8.1

-18.3
50.8
EPS Growth (%) -21.80
FTR's EPS Growth (%) is ranked higher than
69% of the 620 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 2.30 vs. FTR: -21.80 )
FTR' s 10-Year EPS Growth (%) Range
Min: -35.9   Max: 41.4
Current: -21.8

-35.9
41.4
» FTR's 10-Y Financials

Financials


Revenue & Net Income
Cash & Debt
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Guru Trades

Q2 2013

FTR Guru Trades in Q2 2013

Jean-Marie Eveillard 72 sh (New)
Joel Greenblatt 371,244 sh (+274.87%)
Jeremy Grantham 196,113 sh (+68.66%)
Bernard Horn 538,514 sh (unchged)
Chase Coleman Sold Out
NWQ Managers 541,200 sh (-0.11%)
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Q3 2013

FTR Guru Trades in Q3 2013

Steven Cohen 21,300 sh (New)
Paul Tudor Jones 33,900 sh (New)
Bernard Horn 538,514 sh (unchged)
Jean-Marie Eveillard 72 sh (unchged)
Joel Greenblatt 265,009 sh (-28.62%)
Jeremy Grantham 129,953 sh (-33.74%)
NWQ Managers 334,400 sh (-38.21%)
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Q4 2013

FTR Guru Trades in Q4 2013

Jim Simons 599,127 sh (New)
David Dreman 468 sh (New)
John Burbank 17,021 sh (New)
Steven Cohen 2,815,113 sh (+13116.5%)
Joel Greenblatt 3,328,589 sh (+1156.03%)
Paul Tudor Jones 34,900 sh (+2.95%)
Jean-Marie Eveillard 72 sh (unchged)
NWQ Managers 334,400 sh (unchged)
Jeremy Grantham 126,033 sh (-3.02%)
Bernard Horn 244,114 sh (-54.67%)
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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 (+54.9%)
Bernard Horn 244,114 sh (unchged)
Jean-Marie Eveillard 72 sh (unchged)
David Dreman 468 sh (unchged)
Jeremy Grantham Sold Out
NWQ Managers Sold Out
Steven Cohen 2,369,762 sh (-15.82%)
Paul Tudor Jones 28,059 sh (-19.6%)
» More
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Insider Trades

Latest Guru Trades with FTR

(List those with share number changes of more than 20%, or impact to portfolio more than 0.1%)

GuruDate Trades Impact to Portfolio Price Range * (?) Current Price Change from Average Current Shares
Joel Greenblatt 2014-03-31 Add 98.77%0.28%$4.42 - $5.62 $ 6.6537%6616376
John Burbank 2014-03-31 Add 54.9%$4.42 - $5.62 $ 6.6537%26365
Joel Greenblatt 2013-12-31 Add 1156.03%0.34%$4.22 - $4.98 $ 6.6546%3328589
David Dreman 2013-12-31 New Buy$4.22 - $4.98 $ 6.6546%468
John Burbank 2013-12-31 New Buy$4.22 - $4.98 $ 6.6546%17021
Joel Greenblatt 2013-09-30 Reduce -28.62%0.02%$3.96 - $4.74 $ 6.6553%265009
Joel Greenblatt 2013-06-30 Add 274.87%0.05%$3.8 - $4.42 $ 6.6561%371244
Jean-Marie Eveillard 2013-06-30 New Buy$3.8 - $4.42 $ 6.6561%72
Prem Watsa 2013-03-31 Sold Out 2.7%$3.82 - $4.66 $ 6.6556%0
Joel Greenblatt 2013-03-31 Reduce -85.76%0.15%$3.82 - $4.66 $ 6.6556%99033
Joel Greenblatt 2012-12-31 Add 2529.54%0.16%$4.17 - $4.9 $ 6.6545%695486
Joel Greenblatt 2012-09-30 New Buy0.01%$3.59 - $4.98 $ 6.6552%26449
Joel Greenblatt 2012-06-30 Sold Out 0.03%$3.18 - $4.32 $ 6.6575%0
John Keeley 2012-06-30 Sold Out 0.0014%$3.18 - $4.32 $ 6.6575%0
Joel Greenblatt 2012-03-31 New Buy0.03%$3.99 - $5.15 $ 6.6557%94658
John Keeley 2012-03-31 Add 21.61%$3.99 - $5.15 $ 6.6557%16891
John Keeley 2011-12-31 New Buy$4.81 - $6.28 $ 6.6518%13890
Jean-Marie Eveillard 2011-09-30 Sold Out $6.13 - $8.2 $ 6.65-8%0
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Ratios

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industry
vs
history
P/E(ttm) 60.80
FTR's P/E(ttm) is ranked higher than
72% of the 901 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 23.20 vs. FTR: 60.80 )
FTR' s 10-Year P/E(ttm) Range
Min: 10.65   Max: 65.33
Current: 60.8

10.65
65.33
P/B 1.60
FTR's P/B is ranked higher than
87% of the 901 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 2.82 vs. FTR: 1.60 )
FTR' s 10-Year P/B Range
Min: 0.73   Max: 10.05
Current: 1.6

0.73
10.05
P/S 1.40
FTR's P/S is ranked higher than
83% of the 901 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.72 vs. FTR: 1.40 )
FTR' s 10-Year P/S Range
Min: 0.62   Max: 2.41
Current: 1.4

0.62
2.41
PFCF 7.70
FTR's PFCF is ranked higher than
97% of the 901 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 38.33 vs. FTR: 7.70 )
FTR' s 10-Year PFCF Range
Min: 4.07   Max: 10.66
Current: 7.7

4.07
10.66
EV-to-EBIT 13.77
FTR's EV-to-EBIT is ranked higher than
85% of the 901 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 17.06 vs. FTR: 13.77 )
FTR' s 10-Year EV-to-EBIT Range
Min: 4.3   Max: 24.6
Current: 13.77

4.3
24.6
Shiller P/E 22.90
FTR's Shiller P/E is ranked higher than
89% of the 901 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 58.94 vs. FTR: 22.90 )
FTR' s 10-Year Shiller P/E Range
Min: 5.86   Max: 1494
Current: 22.9

5.86
1494
Current Ratio 1.20
FTR's Current Ratio is ranked higher than
76% of the 821 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.06 vs. FTR: 1.20 )
FTR' s 10-Year Current Ratio Range
Min: 0.3   Max: 2.99
Current: 1.2

0.3
2.99
Quick Ratio 1.20
FTR's Quick Ratio is ranked higher than
78% of the 821 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 0.99 vs. FTR: 1.20 )
FTR' s 10-Year Quick Ratio Range
Min: 0.3   Max: 2.99
Current: 1.2

0.3
2.99

Dividend & Buy Back

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industry
vs
history
Dividend Yield 6.10
FTR's Dividend Yield is ranked higher than
92% of the 606 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 3.33 vs. FTR: 6.10 )
FTR' s 10-Year Dividend Yield Range
Min: 1.74   Max: 20.61
Current: 6.1

1.74
20.61
Dividend Payout 3.83
FTR's Dividend Payout is ranked higher than
84% of the 901 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 9999.00 vs. FTR: 3.83 )
FTR' s 10-Year Dividend Payout Range
Min: 0.63   Max: 17.86
Current: 3.83

0.63
17.86
Dividend growth (3y) -23.00
FTR's Dividend growth (3y) is ranked higher than
74% of the 448 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 2.90 vs. FTR: -23.00 )
FTR' s 10-Year Dividend growth (3y) Range
Min: 0   Max: 26
Current: -23

0
26
Yield on cost (5-Year) 1.57
FTR's Yield on cost (5-Year) is ranked lower than
68% of the 601 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 3.54 vs. FTR: 1.57 )
FTR' s 10-Year Yield on cost (5-Year) Range
Min: 0.47   Max: 5.58
Current: 1.57

0.47
5.58
Share Buyback Rate -15.20
FTR's Share Buyback Rate is ranked higher than
65% of the 621 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: -0.20 vs. FTR: -15.20 )
FTR' s 10-Year Share Buyback Rate Range
Min: 5.6   Max: -47.3
Current: -15.2

Valuation & Return

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industry
vs
history
Price/DCF (Projected) 0.70
FTR's Price/DCF (Projected) is ranked higher than
96% of the 901 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 2.37 vs. FTR: 0.70 )
FTR' s 10-Year Price/DCF (Projected) Range
Min: 0.42   Max: 2.6
Current: 0.7

0.42
2.6
Price/Median PS Value 1.00
FTR's Price/Median PS Value is ranked higher than
85% of the 901 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.12 vs. FTR: 1.00 )
FTR' s 10-Year Price/Median PS Value Range
Min: 0.27   Max: 2.26
Current: 1

0.27
2.26
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) 6.40
FTR's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) is ranked higher than
79% of the 759 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 6.80 vs. FTR: 6.40 )
FTR' s 10-Year Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) Range
Min: 4.1   Max: 23.5
Current: 6.4

4.1
23.5
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) 1.55
FTR's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) is ranked higher than
76% of the 682 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 7.80 vs. FTR: 1.55 )
FTR' s 10-Year Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) Range
Min: 4.2   Max: 42.8
Current: 1.55

4.2
42.8

Business Description

Industry: Communication Services » Telecom Services
Compare:CHU, VOD, T, VZ, AMOV » details
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, and hard drive back-up services; commercial services, such as Ethernet, dedicated Internet, multiprotocol label switching, and TDM data transport services; and wireless data 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 a range of third-party telecommunications equipment for business customers. It currently operates in 27 states throughout U.S.

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