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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 : 7/10

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industry
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history
Cash to Debt 0.14
NTLS's Cash to Debt is ranked higher than
72% of the 973 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 0.30 vs. NTLS: 0.14 )
NTLS' s 10-Year Cash to Debt Range
Min: 0.02   Max: No Debt
Current: 0.14

Equity to Asset -0.05
NTLS's Equity to Asset is ranked higher than
63% of the 936 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 0.38 vs. NTLS: -0.05 )
NTLS' s 10-Year Equity to Asset Range
Min: -0.47   Max: 0.51
Current: -0.05

-0.47
0.51
F-Score: 4
Z-Score: 0.63
M-Score: -3.35
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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Operating margin (%) -10.51
NTLS's Operating margin (%) is ranked higher than
78% of the 981 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 12.21 vs. NTLS: -10.51 )
NTLS' s 10-Year Operating margin (%) Range
Min: -148.34   Max: 23.6
Current: -10.51

-148.34
23.6
Net-margin (%) -10.99
NTLS's Net-margin (%) is ranked higher than
72% of the 981 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 6.04 vs. NTLS: -10.99 )
NTLS' s 10-Year Net-margin (%) Range
Min: -174.31   Max: 47.43
Current: -10.99

-174.31
47.43
ROE (%) -259.04
NTLS's ROE (%) is ranked higher than
75% of the 951 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 11.00 vs. NTLS: -259.04 )
NTLS' s 10-Year ROE (%) Range
Min: -1172.2   Max: 56.21
Current: -259.04

-1172.2
56.21
ROA (%) -7.46
NTLS's ROA (%) is ranked higher than
72% of the 987 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 4.22 vs. NTLS: -7.46 )
NTLS' s 10-Year ROA (%) Range
Min: -50.76   Max: 21.26
Current: -7.46

-50.76
21.26
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) -14.94
NTLS's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
77% of the 986 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 20.31 vs. NTLS: -14.94 )
NTLS' s 10-Year ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: -191.54   Max: 26.88
Current: -14.94

-191.54
26.88
Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) 5.20
NTLS's Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
82% of the 850 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 3.20 vs. NTLS: 5.20 )
NTLS' s 10-Year Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: 0   Max: 12.2
Current: 5.2

0
12.2
EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) -42.30
NTLS's EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
81% of the 769 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.90 vs. NTLS: -42.30 )
NTLS' s 10-Year EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: 0   Max: 16
Current: -42.3

0
16
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Financials


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Cash & Debt
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Guru Trades

Q1 2014

NTLS Guru Trades in Q1 2014

Jim Simons 1,254,450 sh (+49.24%)
Joel Greenblatt 98,668 sh (+11.89%)
Paul Tudor Jones 26,500 sh (-6.45%)
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Q2 2014

NTLS Guru Trades in Q2 2014

Joel Greenblatt 91,300 sh (-7.47%)
Jim Simons 759,164 sh (-39.48%)
Paul Tudor Jones 15,900 sh (-40%)
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Q3 2014

NTLS Guru Trades in Q3 2014

Joel Greenblatt Sold Out
Paul Tudor Jones Sold Out
Jim Simons 162,150 sh (-78.64%)
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Q4 2014

NTLS Guru Trades in Q4 2014

Paul Tudor Jones 30,737 sh (New)
Jim Simons 508,388 sh (+213.53%)
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Insider Trades

Latest Guru Trades with NTLS

(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 2014-09-30 Sold Out 0.01%$10.86 - $13.51 $ 5.04-60%0
Joel Greenblatt 2013-12-31 Reduce -30.58%0.02%$17.48 - $22.25 $ 5.04-75%88180
Joel Greenblatt 2013-09-30 Add 203.43%0.05%$15.08 - $19.4 $ 5.04-71%127015
Joel Greenblatt 2013-06-30 New Buy0.03%$13.1 - $16.47 $ 5.04-66%41860
Joel Greenblatt 2013-03-31 Sold Out 0.06%$11.83 - $13.62 $ 5.04-61%0
Joel Greenblatt 2012-12-31 Add 25.8%0.01%$12.73 - $17.3 $ 5.04-66%72843
Joel Greenblatt 2012-09-30 Reduce -26.04%0.03%$15.38 - $21.34 $ 5.04-72%57904
Joel Greenblatt 2012-06-30 New Buy0.11%$18.59 - $21 $ 5.04-74%78292
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Ratios

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Forward P/E 43.48
NTLS's Forward P/E is ranked higher than
82% of the 1046 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 24.27 vs. NTLS: 43.48 )
N/A
P/S 0.22
NTLS's P/S is ranked higher than
98% of the 1046 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.81 vs. NTLS: 0.22 )
NTLS' s 10-Year P/S Range
Min: 0.17   Max: 1.86
Current: 0.22

0.17
1.86
POCF 1.15
NTLS's POCF is ranked higher than
99% of the 1046 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 8.67 vs. NTLS: 1.15 )
NTLS' s 10-Year POCF Range
Min: 0.82   Max: 6.5
Current: 1.15

0.82
6.5
Shiller P/E 8.10
NTLS's Shiller P/E is ranked higher than
99% of the 1046 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 37.21 vs. NTLS: 8.10 )
NTLS' s 10-Year Shiller P/E Range
Min: 7.37   Max: 25.46
Current: 8.1

7.37
25.46
Current Ratio 2.51
NTLS's Current Ratio is ranked higher than
91% of the 965 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.04 vs. NTLS: 2.51 )
NTLS' s 10-Year Current Ratio Range
Min: 1.13   Max: 2.51
Current: 2.51

1.13
2.51
Quick Ratio 2.25
NTLS's Quick Ratio is ranked higher than
91% of the 965 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 0.97 vs. NTLS: 2.25 )
NTLS' s 10-Year Quick Ratio Range
Min: 1.05   Max: 2.36
Current: 2.25

1.05
2.36
Days Inventory 31.63
NTLS's Days Inventory is ranked higher than
80% of the 1046 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 25.26 vs. NTLS: 31.63 )
NTLS' s 10-Year Days Inventory Range
Min: 12.42   Max: 34.56
Current: 31.63

12.42
34.56
Days Sales Outstanding 32.67
NTLS's Days Sales Outstanding is ranked higher than
92% of the 1046 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 54.13 vs. NTLS: 32.67 )
NTLS' s 10-Year Days Sales Outstanding Range
Min: 28.01   Max: 172.93
Current: 32.67

28.01
172.93

Dividend & Buy Back

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Dividend Yield 16.67
NTLS's Dividend Yield is ranked higher than
99% of the 693 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 3.47 vs. NTLS: 16.67 )
NTLS' s 10-Year Dividend Yield Range
Min: 0.75   Max: 21.48
Current: 16.67

0.75
21.48
Dividend Payout 15.36
NTLS's Dividend Payout is ranked higher than
67% of the 1046 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.39 vs. NTLS: 15.36 )
NTLS' s 10-Year Dividend Payout Range
Min: 0.66   Max: 1.95
Current: 15.36

0.66
1.95
Dividend growth (3y) -26.30
NTLS's Dividend growth (3y) is ranked higher than
79% of the 544 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 3.00 vs. NTLS: -26.30 )
NTLS' s 10-Year Dividend growth (3y) Range
Min: 0   Max: 30
Current: -26.3

0
30
Yield on cost (5-Year) 7.41
NTLS's Yield on cost (5-Year) is ranked higher than
91% of the 702 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 3.93 vs. NTLS: 7.41 )
NTLS' s 10-Year Yield on cost (5-Year) Range
Min: 0.33   Max: 9.47
Current: 7.41

0.33
9.47
Share Buyback Rate 0.30
NTLS's Share Buyback Rate is ranked higher than
79% of the 712 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: -0.20 vs. NTLS: 0.30 )
NTLS' s 10-Year Share Buyback Rate Range
Min: 0   Max: -81.7
Current: 0.3

Valuation & Return

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Price/DCF (Projected) 0.30
NTLS's Price/DCF (Projected) is ranked higher than
99% of the 1046 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.94 vs. NTLS: 0.30 )
NTLS' s 10-Year Price/DCF (Projected) Range
Min: 0.58   Max: 1.01
Current: 0.3

0.58
1.01
Price/Median PS Value 0.20
NTLS's Price/Median PS Value is ranked higher than
99% of the 1046 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.18 vs. NTLS: 0.20 )
NTLS' s 10-Year Price/Median PS Value Range
Min: 0.63   Max: 1.82
Current: 0.2

0.63
1.82
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) -9.40
NTLS's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) is ranked higher than
89% of the 976 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 5.80 vs. NTLS: -9.40 )
NTLS' s 10-Year Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) Range
Min: -9.4   Max: 13.1
Current: -9.4

-9.4
13.1
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) 20.78
NTLS's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) is ranked higher than
96% of the 688 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 9.04 vs. NTLS: 20.78 )
NTLS' s 10-Year Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) Range
Min: -4.7   Max: 14.2
Current: 20.78

-4.7
14.2

Business Description

Industry: Communication Services » Telecom Services
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NTELOS Holdings Corp was incorporated on January 14, 2005. The Company is a provider of digital wireless communications services to consumers and businesses in Virginia and West Virginia, as well as parts of Maryland, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, Ohio and Kentucky. It offers wireless voice and CDMA digital data PCS products and services to retail and business customers under the NTELOS Wireless and FRAWG Wireless brand names. It conducts its businesses through NTELOS-branded retail operations, which sells its products and services via direct and indirect distribution channels, and provides network access to other telecommunications carriers through an arrangement with Sprint Spectrum L.P. The Company currently offers 20 devices across 13 brands, including Apple iPhone, Motorola, LG, Samsung and HTC products, and offers its customers smartphone operating systems such as Android and iOS. All devices are available for both postpay and prepay/no-contract services. Its customer service is supported by three regional call centers, 61 company-operated direct retail locations, 384 indirect retail distribution locations, and an additional 459 third-party payment centers. It also markets FRAWG Wireless, a no contract service intended to attract consumers who choose a prepay service option. In the postpay market, the Company competes with AT&T, Sprint, Verizon, T-Mobile and U.S. Cellular, as well as a number of reseller/affiliates of some or all of these companies. In the prepay wireless service, it competes with Boost, Straight Talk, Virgin Mobile, TracFone, Simple Mobile and Net10. The Company's communications and wireless operations are subject to various federal, state laws, and local regulation intended to protect the privacy of customers who subscribe to its services.
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