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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
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history
Cash to Debt 0.28
NTLS's Cash to Debt is ranked lower than
61% of the 454 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 0.44 vs. NTLS: 0.28 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Cash to Debt only.
NTLS' s 10-Year Cash to Debt Range
Min: 0.02  Med: 0.12 Max: N/A
Current: 0.28
Equity to Asset -0.02
NTLS's Equity to Asset is ranked lower than
94% of the 431 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 0.41 vs. NTLS: -0.02 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Equity to Asset only.
NTLS' s 10-Year Equity to Asset Range
Min: -0.05  Med: 0.16 Max: 0.2
Current: -0.02
-0.05
0.2
F-Score: 3
Z-Score: 0.96
M-Score: -3.02
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 (%) -6.15
NTLS's Operating margin (%) is ranked lower than
81% of the 454 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 8.29 vs. NTLS: -6.15 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Operating margin (%) only.
NTLS' s 10-Year Operating margin (%) Range
Min: -148.34  Med: 14.81 Max: 23.6
Current: -6.15
-148.34
23.6
Net-margin (%) -8.18
NTLS's Net-margin (%) is ranked lower than
79% of the 454 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 4.42 vs. NTLS: -8.18 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Net-margin (%) only.
NTLS' s 10-Year Net-margin (%) Range
Min: -174.31  Med: 4.54 Max: 47.43
Current: -8.18
-174.31
47.43
ROE (%) -1172.20
NTLS's ROE (%) is ranked lower than
100% of the 433 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 7.88 vs. NTLS: -1172.20 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROE (%) only.
NTLS' s 10-Year ROE (%) Range
Min: -1172.2  Med: 20.09 Max: 56.21
Current: -1172.2
-1172.2
56.21
ROA (%) -5.50
NTLS's ROA (%) is ranked lower than
79% of the 462 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 3.29 vs. NTLS: -5.50 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROA (%) only.
NTLS' s 10-Year ROA (%) Range
Min: -50.76  Med: 3.53 Max: 21.26
Current: -5.5
-50.76
21.26
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) -8.47
NTLS's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked lower than
79% of the 456 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 14.12 vs. NTLS: -8.47 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) only.
NTLS' s 10-Year ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: -183.63  Med: 17.53 Max: 45.28
Current: -8.47
-183.63
45.28
Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) 5.20
NTLS's Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
56% of the 388 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 2.20 vs. NTLS: 5.20 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) only.
NTLS' s 10-Year Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: 0  Med: -6.40 Max: 12.2
Current: 5.2
0
12.2
EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) -42.30
NTLS's EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked lower than
93% of the 326 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.00 vs. NTLS: -42.30 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) only.
NTLS' s 10-Year EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: 0  Med: -19.00 Max: 16
Current: -42.3
0
16
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Q3 2014

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Jim Simons 162,150 sh (-78.64%)
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Jim Simons 508,388 sh (+213.53%)
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Paul Tudor Jones 11,236 sh (-63.44%)
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Q2 2015

NTLS Guru Trades in Q2 2015

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Ratios

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history
P/S 0.42
NTLS's P/S is ranked higher than
87% of the 447 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.41 vs. NTLS: 0.42 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/S only.
NTLS' s 10-Year P/S Range
Min: 0.17  Med: 0.96 Max: 1.86
Current: 0.42
0.17
1.86
POCF 2.99
NTLS's POCF is ranked higher than
88% of the 315 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 7.48 vs. NTLS: 2.99 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful POCF only.
NTLS' s 10-Year POCF Range
Min: 0.82  Med: 3.16 Max: 6.5
Current: 2.99
0.82
6.5
Shiller P/E 19.54
NTLS's Shiller P/E is ranked lower than
57% of the 216 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 17.11 vs. NTLS: 19.54 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Shiller P/E only.
NTLS' s 10-Year Shiller P/E Range
Min: 6.11  Med: 11.12 Max: 25.46
Current: 19.54
6.11
25.46
Current Ratio 3.69
NTLS's Current Ratio is ranked higher than
89% of the 448 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.12 vs. NTLS: 3.69 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Current Ratio only.
NTLS' s 10-Year Current Ratio Range
Min: 1.09  Med: 1.63 Max: 3.69
Current: 3.69
1.09
3.69
Quick Ratio 3.45
NTLS's Quick Ratio is ranked higher than
89% of the 448 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.07 vs. NTLS: 3.45 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Quick Ratio only.
NTLS' s 10-Year Quick Ratio Range
Min: 1.05  Med: 1.58 Max: 3.45
Current: 3.45
1.05
3.45
Days Inventory 29.18
NTLS's Days Inventory is ranked lower than
70% of the 345 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 14.66 vs. NTLS: 29.18 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Inventory only.
NTLS' s 10-Year Days Inventory Range
Min: 12.42  Med: 21.29 Max: 34.56
Current: 29.18
12.42
34.56
Days Sales Outstanding 40.42
NTLS's Days Sales Outstanding is ranked higher than
59% of the 379 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 46.64 vs. NTLS: 40.42 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Sales Outstanding only.
NTLS' s 10-Year Days Sales Outstanding Range
Min: 28.01  Med: 32.52 Max: 172.93
Current: 40.42
28.01
172.93

Dividend & Buy Back

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Dividend Yield 4.72
NTLS's Dividend Yield is ranked higher than
75% of the 685 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 3.44 vs. NTLS: 4.72 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Dividend Yield only.
NTLS' s 10-Year Dividend Yield Range
Min: 0.75  Med: 8.75 Max: 21.48
Current: 4.72
0.75
21.48
Dividend growth (3y) -26.30
NTLS's Dividend growth (3y) is ranked lower than
77% of the 189 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 2.90 vs. NTLS: -26.30 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Dividend growth (3y) only.
NTLS' s 10-Year Dividend growth (3y) Range
Min: 0  Med: 0.00 Max: 30
Current: -26.3
0
30
Yield on cost (5-Year) 2.08
NTLS's Yield on cost (5-Year) is ranked lower than
70% of the 685 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 4.63 vs. NTLS: 2.08 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Yield on cost (5-Year) only.
NTLS' s 10-Year Yield on cost (5-Year) Range
Min: 0.33  Med: 3.86 Max: 9.47
Current: 2.08
0.33
9.47
Share Buyback Rate 0.30
NTLS's Share Buyback Rate is ranked higher than
73% of the 309 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: -1.00 vs. NTLS: 0.30 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Share Buyback Rate only.
NTLS' s 10-Year Share Buyback Rate Range
Min: 0  Med: 0.30 Max: -81.7
Current: 0.3

Valuation & Return

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Price/Projected FCF 0.76
NTLS's Price/Projected FCF is ranked higher than
76% of the 227 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.26 vs. NTLS: 0.76 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Projected FCF only.
NTLS' s 10-Year Price/Projected FCF Range
Min: 0.28  Med: 0.73 Max: 1.07
Current: 0.76
0.28
1.07
Price/Median PS Value 0.44
NTLS's Price/Median PS Value is ranked higher than
92% of the 410 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 0.99 vs. NTLS: 0.44 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Median PS Value only.
NTLS' s 10-Year Price/Median PS Value Range
Min: 0.19  Med: 1.01 Max: 1.88
Current: 0.44
0.19
1.88
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) -5.00
NTLS's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) is ranked lower than
83% of the 451 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 4.90 vs. NTLS: -5.00 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) only.
NTLS' s 10-Year Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: -5  Med: 8.10 Max: 13.1
Current: -5
-5
13.1
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) -7.07
NTLS's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) is ranked lower than
86% of the 240 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 9.63 vs. NTLS: -7.07 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) only.
NTLS' s 10-Year Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) Range
Min: -7.2  Med: 2.10 Max: 27.9
Current: -7.07
-7.2
27.9

Analyst Estimate

Dec15 Dec16 Dec17
Revenue(Mil) 426 359 360
EPS($) 0.04 -0.08 0.01
EPS without NRI($) 0.04 -0.08 0.01

Business Description

Industry: Communication Services » Telecom Services
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Traded in other countries:N3RN.Germany,
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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