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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 : 6/10

vs
industry
vs
history
Cash to Debt 0.08
LVLT's Cash to Debt is ranked lower than
85% of the 466 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 0.43 vs. LVLT: 0.08 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Cash to Debt only.
LVLT' s Cash to Debt Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.05  Med: 0.13 Max: N/A
Current: 0.08
Equity to Asset 0.42
LVLT's Equity to Asset is ranked higher than
52% of the 456 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 0.41 vs. LVLT: 0.42 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Equity to Asset only.
LVLT' s Equity to Asset Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -0.08  Med: 0.09 Max: 0.73
Current: 0.42
-0.08
0.73
Interest Coverage 2.07
LVLT's Interest Coverage is ranked lower than
85% of the 317 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 8.81 vs. LVLT: 2.07 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Interest Coverage only.
LVLT' s Interest Coverage Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.05  Med: 0.78 Max: 1.55
Current: 2.07
0.05
1.55
F-Score: 6
Z-Score: 0.42
M-Score: -2.14
WACC vs ROIC
11.80%
43.85%
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
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history
Operating margin (%) 16.17
LVLT's Operating margin (%) is ranked higher than
72% of the 465 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 8.58 vs. LVLT: 16.17 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Operating margin (%) only.
LVLT' s Operating margin (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -13.73  Med: -0.51 Max: 14.95
Current: 16.17
-13.73
14.95
Net-margin (%) 41.72
LVLT's Net-margin (%) is ranked higher than
98% of the 465 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 4.47 vs. LVLT: 41.72 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Net-margin (%) only.
LVLT' s Net-margin (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -37.11  Med: -16.88 Max: 4.63
Current: 41.72
-37.11
4.63
ROE (%) 46.64
LVLT's ROE (%) is ranked higher than
95% of the 445 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 7.28 vs. LVLT: 46.64 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROE (%) only.
LVLT' s ROE (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -372.46  Med: -58.73 Max: 8.08
Current: 46.64
-372.46
8.08
ROA (%) 15.87
LVLT's ROA (%) is ranked higher than
94% of the 476 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 2.77 vs. LVLT: 15.87 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROA (%) only.
LVLT' s ROA (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -11  Med: -6.82 Max: 1.86
Current: 15.87
-11
1.86
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) 9.40
LVLT's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked lower than
60% of the 469 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 15.10 vs. LVLT: 9.40 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) only.
LVLT' s ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -8.51  Med: -0.71 Max: 9.86
Current: 9.4
-8.51
9.86
Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) -6.00
LVLT's Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked lower than
73% of the 401 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 2.50 vs. LVLT: -6.00 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) only.
LVLT' s Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -71.5  Med: -5.50 Max: 87.5
Current: -6
-71.5
87.5
EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) 7.10
LVLT's EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
66% of the 338 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.00 vs. LVLT: 7.10 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) only.
LVLT' s EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -36.3  Med: -3.00 Max: 19.6
Current: 7.1
-36.3
19.6
» LVLT's 10-Y Financials

Financials


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

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Guru Trades

Q1 2015

LVLT Guru Trades in Q1 2015

Louis Moore Bacon 19,730 sh (New)
Steven Cohen 1,206,200 sh (+148.60%)
Ray Dalio Sold Out
Mario Gabelli Sold Out
Joel Greenblatt Sold Out
Jim Simons 4,203,353 sh (-0.02%)
Pioneer Investments 229,449 sh (-0.56%)
George Soros 3,454,781 sh (-8.45%)
Mason Hawkins 45,238,120 sh (-17.35%)
Dodge & Cox 10,278 sh (-25.40%)
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Q2 2015

LVLT Guru Trades in Q2 2015

Ray Dalio 202,300 sh (New)
John Hussman 100,000 sh (New)
John Burbank 3,791 sh (New)
Louis Moore Bacon 22,606 sh (+14.58%)
Pioneer Investments 228,585 sh (-0.38%)
Mason Hawkins 41,881,212 sh (-7.42%)
Dodge & Cox 8,778 sh (-14.59%)
Jim Simons 3,259,553 sh (-22.45%)
George Soros 2,085,843 sh (-39.62%)
Steven Cohen 349,900 sh (-70.99%)
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Q3 2015

LVLT Guru Trades in Q3 2015

Joel Greenblatt 30,035 sh (New)
John Hussman 100,000 sh (unchged)
Dodge & Cox 8,778 sh (unchged)
John Burbank Sold Out
Louis Moore Bacon Sold Out
Pioneer Investments Sold Out
Mason Hawkins 40,494,314 sh (-3.31%)
George Soros 2,005,471 sh (-3.85%)
Steven Cohen 252,300 sh (-27.89%)
Ray Dalio 138,400 sh (-31.59%)
Jim Simons 942,141 sh (-71.10%)
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Q4 2015

LVLT Guru Trades in Q4 2015

John Hussman Sold Out
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Guru Investment Theses on Level 3 Communications Inc

Longleaf Partners Comments on Level 3 Communications - Jan 22, 2016

After being a top contributor in the fourth quarter and adding 25%, Level 3 Communications (NYSE:LVLT) gained 10% for the full year. Over the course of the year, operating metrics continued to improve. During the fourth quarter, company segment Core Network Services’ (CNS) organic revenue grew 6% year-over-year. Within CNS, Enterprise revenue grew 8%. This revenue growth, combined with the synergies created by the merger with tw telecom, resulted in margin expansion. The high contribution margins, which are currently over 60%, have been one of the focal points of our Level 3 investment case and are one of the primary drivers of high growth in both EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization) and FCF (free cash flow) growth. In 2016, we believe the company will generate approximately $5.00/ share of FCF before discretionary growth capital expenditures, which translates to approximately 10x FCF on current price. The company’s success-based growth capex is tied to new, high margin, revenue-producing contracts. Given management’s excellent execution, we expect leverage ratios to continue to improve from their current 4x debt/EBITDA levels into the 3x’s.



From Longleaf Partners Fund 4th quarter commentary.



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Mario Gabelli Comments on Level 3 Communications Inc. - Nov 23, 2015

Level 3 Communications Inc. (3.1%) (LVLT – $43.69 – NYSE), headquartered in Broomfield, Colorado, is a global provider of IP-based communications services to enterprise, content, government, and wholesale customers. It operates a global services platform anchored by owned fiber networks on three continents and in more than 45 countries, connected by extensive undersea facilities. LVLT’s fiber network includes over 200,000 route miles globally (including 33,000 subsea route miles and over 60,000 metro fiber route miles). LVLT closed its acquisition of tw telecom on October 31, 2014. In July 2015, Level 3 reported slightly softer than expected revenues (largely due to continued pressure from macroeconomic and political environment in Latin America) and stronger than Adjusted EBITDA. As of 2Q’15, LVLT has realized ~$115 million in annualized run-rate Adjusted EBITDA synergies from tw telecom deal. The company plans to achieve ~70% of targeted $200 million savings from this deal by the end of 1Q’16.



From GAMCO's Global Telecommunications Fund third quarter 2015 shareholder commentary.



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Longleaf Partners Comments on Level 3 Communications - Oct 28, 2015

Fiber and networking company Level 3 Communications (NYSE:LVLT) declined 17% as concerns about near term top-line growth rates outweighed improvement in margins and free cash flow (FCF) generation. During the quarter, the company reported organic revenue growth across North America and EMEA (Europe, Middle East, and Africa) in-line with expectations, while Latin America, which represents approximately 10% of consolidated revenue, had weaker growth mainly due to currency. The integration of tw telecom remains on track with synergy realizations ahead of schedule. Level 3 already has achieved approximately $115 million of annualized run-rate EBITDA synergies and the company should achieve 70% or $140 million of its annualized synergy target by the end of the first quarter of 2016. FCF growth at Level 3 is ramping up and, we believe, marching toward explosive FCF growth on a per share basis in the next few years as a result of the business’ strong incremental margins, the aforementioned tw telecom synergies, and continued debt reduction and refinancing. During the quarter, major bond rating agencies upgraded approximately $11 billion of the company’s rated debt and credit commitments, further proof of Level 3’s improving business and financial profile.



From Longleaf Partners' third quarter 2015 commentary.



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Southeastern Asset Management Comments on Level 3 Communications - Oct 22, 2015

Fiber and networking company Level 3 Communications (NYSE:LVLT) declined 17% as concerns about near term top-line growth rates outweighed improvement in margins and free cash flow (FCF) generation. During the quarter, the company reported organic revenue growth across North America and EMEA (Europe, Middle East, and Africa) in line with expectations, while Latin America, which represents approximately 10% of consolidated revenue, had weaker growth mainly due to currency. The integration of tw telecom remains on track with synergy realizations ahead of schedule. Level 3 already has achieved approximately $115 million of annualized run-rate EBITDA synergies, and the company should achieve 70% or $140 million of its annualized synergy target by the end of the first quarter of 2016. FCF growth at Level 3 is ramping up and, we believe, marching toward explosive FCF growth on a per share basis in the next few years as a result of the business’ strong incremental margins, the aforementioned tw telecom synergies, and continued debt reduction and refinancing. During the quarter, major bond rating agencies upgraded approximately $11 billion of the company’s rated debt and credit commitments, further proof of Level 3’s improving business and financial profile.

From Mason Hawkins (Trades, Portfolio)' Longleaf Partners third quarter 2015 shareholder commentary.

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Mason Hawkins Comments on Level 3 Communications - May 28, 2015

Fiber and networking company Level 3 Communications (LVLT) appreciated 9% after another strong quarter of margin and revenue growth. The integration with recently merged tw telecom is proceeding smoothly as the transaction enhances Level 3’s competitive positioning with a complementary product set and larger footprint. Level 3’s growth in its North American enterprise business remains solid as CEO Jeff Storey and his team invest in expanding its fiber network and portfolio of connected buildings.

From Mason Hawkins (Trades, Portfolio)’ Longleaf Partners Fund Q1 2015 Management Discussion.

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Mason Hawkins Comments on Level 3 Communications - Feb 11, 2015

Fiber and networking company Level 3 Communications (LVLT) gained 49% and led the Fund’s performance for the year and the fourth quarter, up 8%. Level 3 provides critical infrastructure that connects businesses and consumers to the internet, allowing them to move voice, video and data. The company’s acquisition of tw telecom closed in the fourth quarter, significantly expanding its network reach in metropolitan markets and providing additional capacity to grow its enterprise customer base. Throughout the year, CEO Jeff Storey and his team delivered solid revenue growth, margin improvement, and higher free cash flow. The stock remains well below our value of its operating networks and non-earning dark fiber and conduit assets and is the Fund’s largest holding.

From Mason Hawkins (Trades, Portfolio)’ Longleaf Partners Fund Q4 2014 Management Discussion.

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Mason Hawkins Comments on Level 3 Communications - Oct 17, 2014

Fiber and networking company Level 3 Communications (LVLT)’ 4% gain in the quarter took YTD return to 38%. Level 3 had a strong quarter with EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization) up over 20%, organic revenues up 7%, and positive free cash flow. The company’s purchase of tw telecom, announced in the second quarter, remains on track to close around year-end.

From Mason Hawkins (Trades, Portfolio)’ Longleaf Partners Q3 2014 Management Discussion.

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Longleaf Partners Fund Comments on Level 3 Communications - Jul 24, 2014

Fiber and networking company Level 3 Communications (LVLT) announced a deal to acquire tw telecom and returned 12% in the quarter and 32% for the first half. With the deal, Level 3 gets increased tax benefits for its historic NOLs (net operating losses) due to the company’s increased equity capitalization. The transaction also affords an identified $200 million in synergies, roughly half of which come from the straightforward traffic switch onto Level 3’s backbone. The deal is expected to close in the fourth quarter. Beyond the merger, in his first year as CEO, Jeff Storey and his team have delivered solid revenue growth, margin improvements, and higher cash flow guidance.

From Mason Hawkins (Trades, Portfolio)’ Longleaf Partners Fund Semi Annual 2014 Management Discussion.

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Mason Hawkins Comments on Level 3 Communications - Feb 17, 2014

Level 3 Communications (LVLT) was a key contributor in the fourth quarter, adding 24% and boosting 2013 gains to 44%. The company reported strong results following the appointment of Jeff Storey as CEO in April. Revenue growth and significant cost reductions improved margins. The company also refinanced $2.6 billion in debt. Large internet-based companies looking to control their customer connections highlighted the value of Level 3's dark fiber, which is not reflected in revenues. As management continues to execute, value growth should be meaningful. Growing revenues will especially benefit Level 3 given its fixed-cost asset base, lower-than-average maintenance capital spending, and minimal tax liability.

From Mason Hawkins (Trades, Portfolio)' 2013 Longleaf Partners Fund management discussion.

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Ratios

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industry
vs
history
P/E(ttm) 80.83
LVLT's P/E(ttm) is ranked lower than
91% of the 310 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 18.00 vs. LVLT: 80.83 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/E(ttm) only.
LVLT' s P/E(ttm) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 35.67  Med: 62.75 Max: 132.59
Current: 80.83
35.67
132.59
Forward P/E 17.18
LVLT's Forward P/E is ranked lower than
57% of the 196 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 15.60 vs. LVLT: 17.18 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward P/E only.
N/A
PE(NRI) 81.27
LVLT's PE(NRI) is ranked lower than
91% of the 310 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 18.20 vs. LVLT: 81.27 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PE(NRI) only.
LVLT' s PE(NRI) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 35.73  Med: 62.97 Max: 133.39
Current: 81.27
35.73
133.39
P/B 1.50
LVLT's P/B is ranked higher than
61% of the 437 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 2.05 vs. LVLT: 1.50 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/B only.
LVLT' s P/B Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1.01  Med: 4.32 Max: 135
Current: 1.5
1.01
135
P/S 1.77
LVLT's P/S is ranked lower than
64% of the 461 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.39 vs. LVLT: 1.77 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/S only.
LVLT' s P/S Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.23  Med: 0.88 Max: 2.31
Current: 1.77
0.23
2.31
PFCF 29.70
LVLT's PFCF is ranked lower than
79% of the 234 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 16.25 vs. LVLT: 29.70 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PFCF only.
LVLT' s PFCF Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 23.25  Med: 44.21 Max: 104.81
Current: 29.7
23.25
104.81
POCF 8.62
LVLT's POCF is ranked lower than
62% of the 319 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 7.36 vs. LVLT: 8.62 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful POCF only.
LVLT' s POCF Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 2.15  Med: 9.61 Max: 228.18
Current: 8.62
2.15
228.18
EV-to-EBIT 31.92
LVLT's EV-to-EBIT is ranked lower than
83% of the 331 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 15.44 vs. LVLT: 31.92 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EV-to-EBIT only.
LVLT' s EV-to-EBIT Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -374.2  Med: 22.10 Max: 884.5
Current: 31.92
-374.2
884.5
EV-to-EBITDA 13.28
LVLT's EV-to-EBITDA is ranked lower than
76% of the 380 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 8.35 vs. LVLT: 13.28 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EV-to-EBITDA only.
LVLT' s EV-to-EBITDA Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 5.5  Med: 11.90 Max: 75.5
Current: 13.28
5.5
75.5
Current Ratio 1.13
LVLT's Current Ratio is ranked higher than
50% of the 459 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.13 vs. LVLT: 1.13 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Current Ratio only.
LVLT' s Current Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.78  Med: 1.28 Max: 22.14
Current: 1.13
0.78
22.14
Quick Ratio 1.13
LVLT's Quick Ratio is ranked higher than
54% of the 459 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.04 vs. LVLT: 1.13 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Quick Ratio only.
LVLT' s Quick Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.78  Med: 1.28 Max: 22.14
Current: 1.13
0.78
22.14
Days Sales Outstanding 33.58
LVLT's Days Sales Outstanding is ranked higher than
68% of the 361 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 47.67 vs. LVLT: 33.58 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Sales Outstanding only.
LVLT' s Days Sales Outstanding Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 26.83  Med: 37.07 Max: 83.23
Current: 33.58
26.83
83.23
Days Payable 53.83
LVLT's Days Payable is ranked lower than
59% of the 307 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 64.06 vs. LVLT: 53.83 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Payable only.
LVLT' s Days Payable Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 61.91  Med: 81.30 Max: 259.6
Current: 53.83
61.91
259.6

Valuation & Return

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industry
vs
history
Price/Tangible Book 13.44
LVLT's Price/Tangible Book is ranked lower than
88% of the 325 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 2.54 vs. LVLT: 13.44 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Tangible Book only.
LVLT' s Price/Tangible Book Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.48  Med: 5.39 Max: 8.21
Current: 13.44
0.48
8.21
Price/Projected FCF 2.84
LVLT's Price/Projected FCF is ranked lower than
82% of the 233 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.25 vs. LVLT: 2.84 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Projected FCF only.
LVLT' s Price/Projected FCF Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 2.63  Med: 9.96 Max: 222.42
Current: 2.84
2.63
222.42
Price/Median PS Value 2.27
LVLT's Price/Median PS Value is ranked lower than
93% of the 421 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 0.96 vs. LVLT: 2.27 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Median PS Value only.
LVLT' s Price/Median PS Value Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.29  Med: 1.09 Max: 138.81
Current: 2.27
0.29
138.81
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) 3.11
LVLT's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) is ranked lower than
60% of the 457 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 4.30 vs. LVLT: 3.11 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) only.
LVLT' s Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.1  Med: 3.10 Max: 5
Current: 3.11
0.1
5
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) -0.16
LVLT's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) is ranked lower than
74% of the 249 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 10.22 vs. LVLT: -0.16 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) only.
LVLT' s Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -241.3  Med: -16.40 Max: 1.5
Current: -0.16
-241.3
1.5

More Statistics

Revenue(Mil) $8229
EPS $ 9.55
Beta1.50
Short Percentage of Float2.22%
52-Week Range $40.86 - 57.08
Shares Outstanding(Mil)356.27

Analyst Estimate

Dec16 Dec17 Dec18
Revenue(Mil) 8,458 8,753 9,177
EPS($) 2.39 2.75 2.95
EPS without NRI($) 2.39 2.75 2.95

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Industry: Communication Services » Telecom Services
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Traded in other countries:LVCN.Germany,
Level 3 Communications Inc is a Delaware corporation, incorporated in 1941 as Peter Kiewit Sons', Inc. It is a facilities based provider of a range of integrated communications services. The Company has created its communications network generally by constructing its own assets, but also through a combination of purchasing and leasing other companies and facilities. The Company's network is a, facilities based communications network. The Company designed its network to provide communications services, which employ and take advantage of rapidly improving underlying optical, Internet Protocol, computing and storage technologies. The Company comprised of one reportable segment representing its communications services business. The Company's communications service offerings include: Internet Protocol and data services including Internet access and IP and Ethernet Virtual Private Networks and broadband transport services such as wavelengths, dark fiber and private line services includes transoceanic, backhaul, intercity, metro and unprotected private line services; content distribution services including caching and downloading, streaming as well as video broadcast services; colocation services; and Softswitch and voice services including wholesale VoIP component services, enterprise or business voice services, wholesale voice origination and termination services and managed modem for the dial-up access business. Through acquisitions and research and development, the Company has approximately 1,000 patents and patent applications in the United States and around the world, as of December 31, 2013. Its patent portfolio includes patents covering technologies ranging from data and voice services to content distribution to transmission and networking equipment. The Company's competitors are long distance carriers, incumbent local exchange carriers, competitive local exchange carriers, PTTs, Content Delivery Network companies and other companies that provide communications services. The Company's competitors for different services include Verizon, AT&T, NTT, Tata, Cogent, Orange, Telefonica, CenturyLink, Zayo, and XO, Cable & Wireless, Equinix, CoreSite, Telmex, and IBM among others.
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Longleaf Partners Comments on Level 3 Communications Oct 28 2015 
Southeastern Asset Management Comments on Level 3 Communications Oct 22 2015 
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Longleaf Partners' Semiannual Report Aug 19 2015 
Dalio's Two Largest Q2 Investments Were in Retail Sector Aug 12 2015 

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