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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
LVLT's Cash to Debt is ranked lower than
78% of the 463 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 0.48 vs. LVLT: 0.12 )
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: 0.12
Equity to Asset 0.43
LVLT's Equity to Asset is ranked higher than
56% of the 452 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 0.39 vs. LVLT: 0.43 )
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: 0.43
-0.08
0.73
Interest Coverage 2.45
LVLT's Interest Coverage is ranked lower than
74% of the 371 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 6.63 vs. LVLT: 2.45 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Interest Coverage only.
LVLT' s Interest Coverage Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.05  Med: 0.91 Max: 2.45
Current: 2.45
0.05
2.45
F-Score: 6
Z-Score: 0.77
M-Score: -2.03
WACC vs ROIC
22.95%
46.48%
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 (%) 17.04
LVLT's Operating margin (%) is ranked higher than
77% of the 458 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 7.58 vs. LVLT: 17.04 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Operating margin (%) only.
LVLT' s Operating margin (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -5.65  Med: 0.96 Max: 17.04
Current: 17.04
-5.65
17.04
Net-margin (%) 43.75
LVLT's Net-margin (%) is ranked higher than
98% of the 460 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 3.64 vs. LVLT: 43.75 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Net-margin (%) only.
LVLT' s Net-margin (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -26.1  Med: -11.91 Max: 43.75
Current: 43.75
-26.1
43.75
ROE (%) 40.36
LVLT's ROE (%) is ranked higher than
94% of the 443 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 6.63 vs. LVLT: 40.36 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROE (%) only.
LVLT' s ROE (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -372.46  Med: -35.7 Max: 41.64
Current: 40.36
-372.46
41.64
ROA (%) 15.57
LVLT's ROA (%) is ranked higher than
93% of the 468 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 2.32 vs. LVLT: 15.57 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROA (%) only.
LVLT' s ROA (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -11  Med: -4.91 Max: 15.57
Current: 15.57
-11
15.57
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) 11.31
LVLT's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked lower than
54% of the 463 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 14.26 vs. LVLT: 11.31 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) only.
LVLT' s ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -8.51  Med: 1.83 Max: 11.31
Current: 11.31
-8.51
11.31
Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) -8.10
LVLT's Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked lower than
78% of the 409 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 3.10 vs. LVLT: -8.10 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) only.
LVLT' s Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -71.5  Med: -6 Max: 87.8
Current: -8.1
-71.5
87.8
EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) 4.30
LVLT's EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
55% of the 349 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 2.30 vs. LVLT: 4.30 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) only.
LVLT' s EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -36.3  Med: -2.7 Max: 19.6
Current: 4.3
-36.3
19.6
» LVLT's 10-Y Financials

Financials (Next Earnings Date: Est. 2016-10-28)


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

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Guru Trades

Q3 2015

LVLT Guru Trades in Q3 2015

Joel Greenblatt 30,035 sh (New)
Dodge & Cox 8,778 sh (unchged)
John Hussman 100,000 sh (unchged)
Pioneer Investments Sold Out
John Burbank Sold Out
Louis Moore Bacon 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

Steven Cohen 528,700 sh (+109.55%)
George Soros 3,189,433 sh (+59.04%)
Joel Greenblatt Sold Out
John Hussman Sold Out
Ray Dalio 137,500 sh (-0.65%)
Dodge & Cox 7,778 sh (-11.39%)
Mason Hawkins 32,931,724 sh (-18.68%)
Jim Simons 31,273 sh (-96.68%)
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Q1 2016

LVLT Guru Trades in Q1 2016

Joel Greenblatt 446,825 sh (New)
Paul Tudor Jones 15,434 sh (New)
Jim Simons 503,873 sh (+1511.21%)
George Soros Sold Out
Mason Hawkins 30,007,772 sh (-8.88%)
Dodge & Cox 4,778 sh (-38.57%)
Ray Dalio 52,460 sh (-61.85%)
Steven Cohen 6,100 sh (-98.85%)
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Q2 2016

LVLT Guru Trades in Q2 2016

Manning & Napier Advisors, Inc 194,710 sh (New)
Lee Ainslie 937,290 sh (New)
Paul Tudor Jones 19,759 sh (+28.02%)
Dodge & Cox 4,778 sh (unchged)
Steven Cohen Sold Out
Jim Simons Sold Out
Mason Hawkins 28,393,466 sh (-5.38%)
Ray Dalio 36,400 sh (-30.61%)
Joel Greenblatt 165,392 sh (-62.99%)
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Business Description

Industry: Communication Services » Telecom Services
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Level 3 Communications Inc is a facilities based provider of a broad range of integrated communications services.

Level 3 Communications Inc is a Delaware corporation, incorporated on July 1, 1941 as Peter Kiewit Sons', Inc. The Company is a facilities-based provider of a range of integrated communications services that owns or leases a substantial portion of the plant, property and equipment necessary to provide its services. It offers Core Network Services including IP and Data Services, Transport and Fiber Services, Voice Services, Colocation and Data Center Services, Security Services; and Wholesale Voice Services including Voice Termination and Toll Free. Its geographical segments include North America; Europe, the Middle East and Africa; and Latin America. Its customers include Enterprises; Content; Government and Wholesale. Its Content customers comprise subgroups of customers including Digital Entertainment, such as providers of online gaming; social networking providers; technology companies that enable digital advertising and digital ad agencies; and companies that provide video over the Internet; Media and Entertainment, such as media conglomerates; programmers; studios and production companies; and broadcast station ownership groups; and Sports teams (professional and college); and stadiums and venues. The Company's competitors are long distance carriers, ILECs, CLECs, Post Telephone and Telegraphs, or PTTs, companies that operate Content Delivery Networks, or CDNs, and other companies such as cable companies, that provide communications services, Verizon, AT&T, XO, NTT, Tata and Cogent in North America, and BT, Orange, TeliaSonera and Tata in Europe, Telefonica, Telmex and national incumbent telecommunications carriers, and among others.

Ratios

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industry
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history
P/E(ttm) 4.92
LVLT's P/E(ttm) is ranked higher than
94% of the 327 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 19.91 vs. LVLT: 4.92 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/E(ttm) only.
LVLT' s P/E(ttm) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 4.84  Med: 46.64 Max: 129.47
Current: 4.92
4.84
129.47
Forward P/E 27.03
LVLT's Forward P/E is ranked lower than
68% of the 114 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 19.23 vs. LVLT: 27.03 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward P/E only.
N/A
PE(NRI) 4.92
LVLT's PE(NRI) is ranked higher than
95% of the 328 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 20.72 vs. LVLT: 4.92 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PE(NRI) only.
LVLT' s PE(NRI) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 4.84  Med: 46.64 Max: 129.47
Current: 4.92
4.84
129.47
Price/Owner Earnings (ttm) 18.23
LVLT's Price/Owner Earnings (ttm) is ranked lower than
55% of the 206 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 16.76 vs. LVLT: 18.23 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Owner Earnings (ttm) only.
LVLT' s Price/Owner Earnings (ttm) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 4.99  Med: 37.12 Max: 192.72
Current: 18.23
4.99
192.72
P/B 1.68
LVLT's P/B is ranked higher than
61% of the 432 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 2.19 vs. LVLT: 1.68 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/B only.
LVLT' s P/B Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1.01  Med: 4.2 Max: 140
Current: 1.68
1.01
140
P/S 2.16
LVLT's P/S is ranked lower than
65% of the 451 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.46 vs. LVLT: 2.16 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/S only.
LVLT' s P/S Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.23  Med: 1 Max: 2.49
Current: 2.16
0.23
2.49
PFCF 18.65
LVLT's PFCF is ranked lower than
59% of the 224 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 16.20 vs. LVLT: 18.65 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PFCF only.
LVLT' s PFCF Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 18.37  Med: 37.95 Max: 103.33
Current: 18.65
18.37
103.33
POCF 7.80
LVLT's POCF is ranked lower than
55% of the 301 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 7.06 vs. LVLT: 7.80 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful POCF only.
LVLT' s POCF Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 2.12  Med: 9.01 Max: 228.18
Current: 7.8
2.12
228.18
EV-to-EBIT 24.14
LVLT's EV-to-EBIT is ranked lower than
68% of the 348 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 16.52 vs. LVLT: 24.14 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EV-to-EBIT only.
LVLT' s EV-to-EBIT Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -373.7  Med: 22.9 Max: 884.5
Current: 24.14
-373.7
884.5
EV-to-EBITDA 11.71
LVLT's EV-to-EBITDA is ranked lower than
66% of the 390 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 8.61 vs. LVLT: 11.71 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EV-to-EBITDA only.
LVLT' s EV-to-EBITDA Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 5.5  Med: 12.3 Max: 75.5
Current: 11.71
5.5
75.5
PEG 16.33
LVLT's PEG is ranked lower than
90% of the 165 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 2.71 vs. LVLT: 16.33 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PEG only.
LVLT' s PEG Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 3.16  Med: 13.32 Max: 81.14
Current: 16.33
3.16
81.14
Current Ratio 1.52
LVLT's Current Ratio is ranked higher than
66% of the 449 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.14 vs. LVLT: 1.52 )
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: 1.52
0.78
22.14
Quick Ratio 1.52
LVLT's Quick Ratio is ranked higher than
71% of the 449 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.03 vs. LVLT: 1.52 )
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: 1.52
0.78
22.14
Days Sales Outstanding 37.25
LVLT's Days Sales Outstanding is ranked higher than
62% of the 353 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 47.19 vs. LVLT: 37.25 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Sales Outstanding only.
LVLT' s Days Sales Outstanding Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 26.83  Med: 34.88 Max: 54.59
Current: 37.25
26.83
54.59
Days Payable 66.63
LVLT's Days Payable is ranked higher than
51% of the 292 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 64.67 vs. LVLT: 66.63 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Payable only.
LVLT' s Days Payable Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 53.83  Med: 76.34 Max: 159.82
Current: 66.63
53.83
159.82

Buy Back

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industry
vs
history
3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio -17.70
LVLT's 3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio is ranked lower than
82% of the 273 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: -1.50 vs. LVLT: -17.70 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful 3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio only.
LVLT' s 3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -98.5  Med: -21.3 Max: 18.1
Current: -17.7
-98.5
18.1

Valuation & Return

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industry
vs
history
Price/Tangible Book 10.13
LVLT's Price/Tangible Book is ranked lower than
85% of the 314 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 2.78 vs. LVLT: 10.13 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Tangible Book only.
LVLT' s Price/Tangible Book Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.48  Med: 5.68 Max: 15.5
Current: 10.13
0.48
15.5
Price/Projected FCF 1.77
LVLT's Price/Projected FCF is ranked lower than
61% of the 228 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.37 vs. LVLT: 1.77 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Projected FCF only.
LVLT' s Price/Projected FCF Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1.77  Med: 3.5 Max: 222.42
Current: 1.77
1.77
222.42
Price/Median PS Value 2.15
LVLT's Price/Median PS Value is ranked lower than
90% of the 419 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.00 vs. LVLT: 2.15 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Median PS Value only.
LVLT' s Price/Median PS Value Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.25  Med: 1.05 Max: 61.13
Current: 2.15
0.25
61.13
Price/Graham Number 1.48
LVLT's Price/Graham Number is ranked higher than
58% of the 208 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.82 vs. LVLT: 1.48 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Graham Number only.
LVLT' s Price/Graham Number Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1.36  Med: 1.65 Max: 1.98
Current: 1.48
1.36
1.98
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) 4.10
LVLT's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) is ranked lower than
52% of the 457 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 4.40 vs. LVLT: 4.10 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) only.
LVLT' s Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.1  Med: 3.2 Max: 5
Current: 4.1
0.1
5
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) 2.73
LVLT's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) is ranked lower than
70% of the 240 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 8.46 vs. LVLT: 2.73 )
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: -123.4  Med: -13.9 Max: 2.8
Current: 2.73
-123.4
2.8

More Statistics

Revenue (TTM) (Mil) $8,222
EPS (TTM) $ 10.02
Beta1.53
Short Percentage of Float1.40%
52-Week Range $40.86 - 57.59
Shares Outstanding (Mil)359.53

Analyst Estimate

Dec16 Dec17 Dec18
Revenue (Mil $) 8,323 8,651 8,913
EPS ($) 1.85 2.07 2.38
EPS w/o NRI ($) 1.85 2.07 2.38
EPS Growth Rate
(3Y to 5Y Estimate)
12.00%
Dividends Per Share ($)
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Longleaf Partners Comments on Level 3 Communications Oct 28 2015 
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