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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

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industry
vs
history
Cash to Debt 0.09
LVLT's Cash to Debt is ranked lower than
82% of the 469 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 0.50 vs. LVLT: 0.09 )
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: 0.09
Equity to Asset 0.41
LVLT's Equity to Asset is ranked higher than
52% of the 461 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 0.40 vs. LVLT: 0.41 )
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: 0.41
-0.08
0.73
Interest Coverage 2.31
LVLT's Interest Coverage is ranked lower than
75% of the 353 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 6.21 vs. LVLT: 2.31 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Interest Coverage only.
LVLT' s Interest Coverage Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.06  Med: 0.91 Max: 2.07
Current: 2.31
0.06
2.07
F-Score: 6
Z-Score: 0.80
M-Score: -2.04
WACC vs ROIC
22.16%
41.49%
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 (%) 16.74
LVLT's Operating margin (%) is ranked higher than
76% of the 462 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 7.24 vs. LVLT: 16.74 )
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: 16.17
Current: 16.74
-5.65
16.17
Net-margin (%) 41.75
LVLT's Net-margin (%) is ranked higher than
98% of the 464 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 3.49 vs. LVLT: 41.75 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Net-margin (%) only.
LVLT' s Net-margin (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -26.1  Med: -11.59 Max: 41.72
Current: 41.75
-26.1
41.72
ROE (%) 42.11
LVLT's ROE (%) is ranked higher than
94% of the 445 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 6.63 vs. LVLT: 42.11 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROE (%) only.
LVLT' s ROE (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -372.46  Med: -35.70 Max: 41.64
Current: 42.11
-372.46
41.64
ROA (%) 15.30
LVLT's ROA (%) is ranked higher than
92% of the 473 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 2.40 vs. LVLT: 15.30 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROA (%) only.
LVLT' s ROA (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -11  Med: -4.90 Max: 15.23
Current: 15.3
-11
15.23
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) 9.77
LVLT's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked lower than
57% of the 468 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 13.28 vs. LVLT: 9.77 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) only.
LVLT' s ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -8.51  Med: 1.77 Max: 9.86
Current: 9.77
-8.51
9.86
Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) -8.10
LVLT's Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked lower than
76% of the 416 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 2.30 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: -8.10 Max: 205.9
Current: -8.1
-71.5
205.9
EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) 4.30
LVLT's EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
57% of the 356 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.70 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: -38.2  Med: 0.80 Max: 214.9
Current: 4.3
-38.2
214.9
» LVLT's 10-Y Financials

Financials (Next Earnings Date: Est. 2016-07-29)


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

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Guru Trades

Q2 2015

LVLT Guru Trades in Q2 2015

Ray Dalio 202,300 sh (New)
John Burbank 3,791 sh (New)
John Hussman 100,000 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)
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%)
John Hussman Sold Out
Joel Greenblatt 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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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) 5.92
LVLT's P/E(ttm) is ranked higher than
92% of the 337 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 19.80 vs. LVLT: 5.92 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/E(ttm) only.
LVLT' s P/E(ttm) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 4.87  Med: 49.63 Max: 129.47
Current: 5.92
4.87
129.47
Forward P/E 30.49
LVLT's Forward P/E is ranked lower than
75% of the 122 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 18.28 vs. LVLT: 30.49 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward P/E only.
N/A
PE(NRI) 5.92
LVLT's PE(NRI) is ranked higher than
94% of the 319 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 20.25 vs. LVLT: 5.92 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PE(NRI) only.
LVLT' s PE(NRI) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 4.87  Med: 49.63 Max: 129.47
Current: 5.92
4.87
129.47
Price/Owner Earnings (ttm) 27.38
LVLT's Price/Owner Earnings (ttm) is ranked lower than
71% of the 209 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 16.03 vs. LVLT: 27.38 )
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: 37.34 Max: 192.72
Current: 27.38
4.99
192.72
P/B 1.92
LVLT's P/B is ranked higher than
58% of the 472 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 2.27 vs. LVLT: 1.92 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/B only.
LVLT' s P/B Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1.01  Med: 4.25 Max: 140
Current: 1.92
1.01
140
P/S 2.45
LVLT's P/S is ranked lower than
71% of the 486 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.46 vs. LVLT: 2.45 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/S only.
LVLT' s P/S Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.23  Med: 0.99 Max: 2.48
Current: 2.45
0.23
2.48
PFCF 25.85
LVLT's PFCF is ranked lower than
69% of the 260 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 17.30 vs. LVLT: 25.85 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PFCF only.
LVLT' s PFCF Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 21.63  Med: 38.57 Max: 103.33
Current: 25.85
21.63
103.33
POCF 9.89
LVLT's POCF is ranked lower than
67% of the 338 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 6.55 vs. LVLT: 9.89 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful POCF only.
LVLT' s POCF Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 2.12  Med: 9.08 Max: 228.18
Current: 9.89
2.12
228.18
EV-to-EBIT 31.91
LVLT's EV-to-EBIT is ranked lower than
75% of the 373 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 15.81 vs. LVLT: 31.91 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EV-to-EBIT only.
LVLT' s EV-to-EBIT Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -373.7  Med: 22.80 Max: 884.5
Current: 31.91
-373.7
884.5
EV-to-EBITDA 14.34
LVLT's EV-to-EBITDA is ranked lower than
73% of the 415 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 8.60 vs. LVLT: 14.34 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EV-to-EBITDA only.
LVLT' s EV-to-EBITDA Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 5.5  Med: 12.50 Max: 75.5
Current: 14.34
5.5
75.5
PEG 29.50
LVLT's PEG is ranked lower than
96% of the 157 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 2.77 vs. LVLT: 29.50 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PEG only.
LVLT' s PEG Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 12.51  Med: 13.68 Max: 81.14
Current: 29.5
12.51
81.14
Current Ratio 1.28
LVLT's Current Ratio is ranked higher than
57% of the 450 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.17 vs. LVLT: 1.28 )
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: 1.28
0.78
22.14
Quick Ratio 1.28
LVLT's Quick Ratio is ranked higher than
62% of the 450 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.05 vs. LVLT: 1.28 )
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: 1.28
0.78
22.14
Days Sales Outstanding 35.80
LVLT's Days Sales Outstanding is ranked higher than
62% of the 371 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 46.46 vs. LVLT: 35.80 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Sales Outstanding only.
LVLT' s Days Sales Outstanding Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 26.39  Med: 34.88 Max: 54.59
Current: 35.8
26.39
54.59
Days Payable 58.84
LVLT's Days Payable is ranked lower than
53% of the 312 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 60.90 vs. LVLT: 58.84 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Payable only.
LVLT' s Days Payable Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 53.83  Med: 82.74 Max: 159.82
Current: 58.84
53.83
159.82

Valuation & Return

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industry
vs
history
Price/Tangible Book 13.36
LVLT's Price/Tangible Book is ranked lower than
89% of the 350 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 2.78 vs. LVLT: 13.36 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Tangible Book only.
LVLT' s Price/Tangible Book Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.48  Med: 5.65 Max: 15.5
Current: 13.36
0.48
15.5
Price/Projected FCF 2.16
LVLT's Price/Projected FCF is ranked lower than
73% of the 222 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.32 vs. LVLT: 2.16 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Projected FCF only.
LVLT' s Price/Projected FCF Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 2.01  Med: 6.46 Max: 222.42
Current: 2.16
2.01
222.42
Price/Median PS Value 2.50
LVLT's Price/Median PS Value is ranked lower than
92% of the 449 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 0.99 vs. LVLT: 2.50 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Median PS Value only.
LVLT' s Price/Median PS Value Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.26  Med: 1.17 Max: 121.54
Current: 2.5
0.26
121.54
Price/Graham Number 1.88
LVLT's Price/Graham Number is ranked lower than
52% of the 227 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.77 vs. LVLT: 1.88 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Graham Number only.
LVLT' s Price/Graham Number Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1.29  Med: 1.55 Max: 1.98
Current: 1.88
1.29
1.98
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) 3.13
LVLT's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) is ranked lower than
57% of the 498 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 4.20 vs. LVLT: 3.13 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) only.
LVLT' s Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.1  Med: 3.20 Max: 5
Current: 3.13
0.1
5
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) 0.86
LVLT's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) is ranked lower than
73% of the 238 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 7.82 vs. LVLT: 0.86 )
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: -14.30 Max: 1
Current: 0.86
-123.4
1

More Statistics

Revenue (TTM) (Mil) $8,227
EPS (TTM) $ 9.57
Beta1.54
Short Percentage of Float1.52%
52-Week Range $40.86 - 57.59
Shares Outstanding (Mil)357.93

Analyst Estimate


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Dec16 Dec17 Dec18
Revenue (Mil $) 8,380 8,738 9,077
EPS ($) 1.98 2.33 2.79
EPS w/o NRI ($) 1.98 2.33 2.79
EPS Growth Rate
(3Y to 5Y Estimate)
12.00%
Dividends Per Share ($)
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Longleaf Partners 4th Quarter Fund Commentary Jan 22 2016 
Mason Hawkins Reduces Portfolio in 3 Holdings Nov 24 2015 
Mario Gabelli Comments on Level 3 Communications Inc. Nov 23 2015 
Mason Hawkins' Fund Takes 10% Stake in Actuant Corp. Nov 11 2015 
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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