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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

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industry
vs
history
Cash to Debt 0.31
NSR's Cash to Debt is ranked higher than
76% of the 937 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 0.31 vs. NSR: 0.31 )
NSR' s 10-Year Cash to Debt Range
Min: 0.22   Max: No Debt
Current: 0.31

Equity to Asset 0.34
NSR's Equity to Asset is ranked higher than
73% of the 900 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 0.38 vs. NSR: 0.34 )
NSR' s 10-Year Equity to Asset Range
Min: -0.36   Max: 0.85
Current: 0.34

-0.36
0.85
Interest Coverage 12.10
NSR's Interest Coverage is ranked higher than
81% of the 633 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 5.91 vs. NSR: 12.10 )
NSR' s 10-Year Interest Coverage Range
Min: 4.26   Max: 94.33
Current: 12.1

4.26
94.33
F-Score: 5
Z-Score: 2.80
M-Score: -2.79
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 : 9/10

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industry
vs
history
Operating margin (%) 26.37
NSR's Operating margin (%) is ranked higher than
96% of the 940 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 11.89 vs. NSR: 26.37 )
NSR' s 10-Year Operating margin (%) Range
Min: -56.95   Max: 38.14
Current: 26.37

-56.95
38.14
Net-margin (%) 16.31
NSR's Net-margin (%) is ranked higher than
93% of the 940 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 6.41 vs. NSR: 16.31 )
NSR' s 10-Year Net-margin (%) Range
Min: -55.94   Max: 27.5
Current: 16.31

-55.94
27.5
ROE (%) 26.68
NSR's ROE (%) is ranked higher than
93% of the 906 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 13.21 vs. NSR: 26.68 )
NSR' s 10-Year ROE (%) Range
Min: 0.99   Max: 71.8
Current: 26.68

0.99
71.8
ROA (%) 9.71
NSR's ROA (%) is ranked higher than
92% of the 944 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 4.62 vs. NSR: 9.71 )
NSR' s 10-Year ROA (%) Range
Min: -29.34   Max: 25.26
Current: 9.71

-29.34
25.26
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) 136.11
NSR's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
97% of the 943 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 21.42 vs. NSR: 136.11 )
NSR' s 10-Year ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: 91.13   Max: 253.8
Current: 136.11

91.13
253.8
Revenue Growth (%) 25.30
NSR's Revenue Growth (%) is ranked higher than
96% of the 842 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 3.70 vs. NSR: 25.30 )
NSR' s 10-Year Revenue Growth (%) Range
Min: -52.6   Max: 42.8
Current: 25.3

-52.6
42.8
EBITDA Growth (%) 25.00
NSR's EBITDA Growth (%) is ranked higher than
94% of the 757 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 3.10 vs. NSR: 25.00 )
NSR' s 10-Year EBITDA Growth (%) Range
Min: 3.8   Max: 49
Current: 25

3.8
49
EPS Growth (%) 14.70
NSR's EPS Growth (%) is ranked higher than
87% of the 703 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 2.30 vs. NSR: 14.70 )
NSR' s 10-Year EPS Growth (%) Range
Min: -55   Max: 202.4
Current: 14.7

-55
202.4
» NSR's 10-Y Financials

Financials


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Cash & Debt
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Guru Trades

Q4 2013

NSR Guru Trades in Q4 2013

Joel Greenblatt 343,822 sh (+105.26%)
PRIMECAP Management 3,764,297 sh (+0.06%)
Chuck Royce 44,987 sh (unchged)
Jeremy Grantham 27,049 sh (-10.24%)
Steven Cohen 37,141 sh (-38.71%)
Jim Simons 701,400 sh (-46.77%)
Paul Tudor Jones 8,200 sh (-71.82%)
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Q1 2014

NSR Guru Trades in Q1 2014

Jeremy Grantham 127,000 sh (+369.52%)
Paul Tudor Jones 30,471 sh (+271.6%)
Steven Cohen 101,579 sh (+173.5%)
Joel Greenblatt 801,188 sh (+133.02%)
Chuck Royce 60,787 sh (+35.12%)
PRIMECAP Management 3,780,497 sh (+0.43%)
Jim Simons 69,400 sh (-90.11%)
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Q2 2014

NSR Guru Trades in Q2 2014

David Dreman 1,747 sh (New)
Ronald Muhlenkamp 240,915 sh (New)
Jim Simons 210,900 sh (+203.89%)
Joel Greenblatt 1,932,639 sh (+141.22%)
PRIMECAP Management 3,744,401 sh (-0.95%)
Paul Tudor Jones 23,700 sh (-22.22%)
Chuck Royce 44,987 sh (-25.99%)
Jeremy Grantham 76,000 sh (-40.16%)
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Q3 2014

NSR Guru Trades in Q3 2014

David Dreman 2,193 sh (+25.53%)
Ronald Muhlenkamp 251,625 sh (+4.45%)
PRIMECAP Management 3,855,301 sh (+2.96%)
Chuck Royce 44,987 sh (unchged)
Paul Tudor Jones Sold Out
Jim Simons Sold Out
Joel Greenblatt 1,872,997 sh (-3.09%)
Jeremy Grantham 54,337 sh (-28.5%)
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Insider Trades

Latest Guru Trades with NSR

(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
David Dreman 2014-09-30 Add 25.53%$24.74 - $29.8 $ 27.25-1%2193
Ronald Muhlenkamp 2014-06-30 New Buy1.1%$24.14 - $34.38 $ 27.250%240915
Joel Greenblatt 2014-06-30 Add 141.22%0.37%$24.14 - $34.38 $ 27.250%1932639
David Dreman 2014-06-30 New Buy$24.14 - $34.38 $ 27.250%1747
Joel Greenblatt 2014-03-31 Add 133.02%0.22%$33.14 - $49.95 $ 27.25-30%801188
Joel Greenblatt 2013-12-31 Add 105.26%0.21%$45.4 - $49.95 $ 27.25-43%343822
Joel Greenblatt 2013-09-30 New Buy0.27%$49.61 - $56.51 $ 27.25-48%167505
Joel Greenblatt 2013-06-30 Sold Out 0.03%$42.38 - $50.03 $ 27.25-41%0
Joel Greenblatt 2013-03-31 New Buy0.03%$41.93 - $47.07 $ 27.25-39%11347
Joel Greenblatt 2012-09-30 Sold Out 0.09%$32.49 - $40.03 $ 27.25-25%0
Joel Greenblatt 2012-06-30 Reduce -42.62%0.09%$30.43 - $37.4 $ 27.25-20%36125
Joel Greenblatt 2012-03-31 Reduce -64.72%0.48%$33.84 - $37.29 $ 27.25-19%62955
Joel Greenblatt 2011-12-31 Reduce -29.53%0.31%$25.04 - $34.38 $ 27.25-15%178456
PRIMECAP Management 2011-12-31 Reduce -24.25%0.07%$25.04 - $34.38 $ 27.25-15%4940759
George Soros 2011-09-30 Sold Out 0.0054%$22.55 - $27 $ 27.258%0
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Ratios

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industry
vs
history
P/E(ttm) 10.70
NSR's P/E(ttm) is ranked higher than
95% of the 1017 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 22.10 vs. NSR: 10.70 )
NSR' s 10-Year P/E(ttm) Range
Min: 9.65   Max: 357.09
Current: 10.7

9.65
357.09
P/B 2.70
NSR's P/B is ranked higher than
80% of the 1017 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 2.91 vs. NSR: 2.70 )
NSR' s 10-Year P/B Range
Min: 2.4   Max: 13.1
Current: 2.7

2.4
13.1
P/S 1.80
NSR's P/S is ranked higher than
79% of the 1017 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.69 vs. NSR: 1.80 )
NSR' s 10-Year P/S Range
Min: 1.58   Max: 12.22
Current: 1.8

1.58
12.22
PFCF 7.10
NSR's PFCF is ranked higher than
97% of the 1017 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 70.44 vs. NSR: 7.10 )
NSR' s 10-Year PFCF Range
Min: 6.32   Max: 189.63
Current: 7.1

6.32
189.63
EV-to-EBIT 8.16
NSR's EV-to-EBIT is ranked higher than
95% of the 1017 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 18.10 vs. NSR: 8.16 )
NSR' s 10-Year EV-to-EBIT Range
Min: 6.6   Max: 32.1
Current: 8.16

6.6
32.1
PEG 0.47
NSR's PEG is ranked higher than
98% of the 1017 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 9999.00 vs. NSR: 0.47 )
NSR' s 10-Year PEG Range
Min: 0.36   Max: 9.16
Current: 0.47

0.36
9.16
Shiller P/E 14.30
NSR's Shiller P/E is ranked higher than
94% of the 1017 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 40.38 vs. NSR: 14.30 )
NSR' s 10-Year Shiller P/E Range
Min: 12.78   Max: 35.26
Current: 14.3

12.78
35.26
Current Ratio 2.65
NSR's Current Ratio is ranked higher than
93% of the 923 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.03 vs. NSR: 2.65 )
NSR' s 10-Year Current Ratio Range
Min: 1.32   Max: 5.27
Current: 2.65

1.32
5.27
Quick Ratio 2.65
NSR's Quick Ratio is ranked higher than
93% of the 923 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 0.97 vs. NSR: 2.65 )
NSR' s 10-Year Quick Ratio Range
Min: 1.32   Max: 5.27
Current: 2.65

1.32
5.27

Valuation & Return

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industry
vs
history
Price/DCF (Projected) 0.48
NSR's Price/DCF (Projected) is ranked higher than
97% of the 1017 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 2.19 vs. NSR: 0.48 )
NSR' s 10-Year Price/DCF (Projected) Range
Min: 0.44   Max: 1.21
Current: 0.48

0.44
1.21
Price/Median PS Value 0.47
NSR's Price/Median PS Value is ranked higher than
97% of the 1017 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.13 vs. NSR: 0.47 )
NSR' s 10-Year Price/Median PS Value Range
Min: 0.43   Max: 3.25
Current: 0.47

0.43
3.25
Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value 0.50
NSR's Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value is ranked higher than
99% of the 1017 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 9999.00 vs. NSR: 0.50 )
NSR' s 10-Year Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value Range
Min: 0.43   Max: 12.75
Current: 0.5

0.43
12.75
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) 12.30
NSR's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) is ranked higher than
95% of the 906 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 6.00 vs. NSR: 12.30 )
NSR' s 10-Year Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) Range
Min: 3.1   Max: 15.1
Current: 12.3

3.1
15.1
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) 29.60
NSR's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) is ranked higher than
95% of the 758 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 7.09 vs. NSR: 29.60 )
NSR' s 10-Year Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) Range
Min: 16.7   Max: 48.5
Current: 29.6

16.7
48.5

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Industry: Communication Services » Telecom Services
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