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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 0.18
NTLS's Cash to Debt is ranked higher than
66% of the 800 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 0.40 vs. NTLS: 0.18 )
NTLS' s 10-Year Cash to Debt Range
Min: 0.02   Max: No Debt
Current: 0.18

Equity to Asset 0.06
NTLS's Equity to Asset is ranked higher than
58% of the 792 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 0.40 vs. NTLS: 0.06 )
NTLS' s 10-Year Equity to Asset Range
Min: -0.47   Max: 0.51
Current: 0.06

-0.47
0.51
Interest Coverage 2.55
NTLS's Interest Coverage is ranked higher than
65% of the 563 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 7.26 vs. NTLS: 2.55 )
NTLS' s 10-Year Interest Coverage Range
Min: 0.42   Max: 4.39
Current: 2.55

0.42
4.39
F-Score: 7
Z-Score: 1.18
M-Score: -3.39
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 : 5/10

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Operating margin (%) 15.42
NTLS's Operating margin (%) is ranked higher than
85% of the 788 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 12.85 vs. NTLS: 15.42 )
NTLS' s 10-Year Operating margin (%) Range
Min: -148.34   Max: 23.6
Current: 15.42

-148.34
23.6
Net-margin (%) 5.02
NTLS's Net-margin (%) is ranked higher than
76% of the 788 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 6.98 vs. NTLS: 5.02 )
NTLS' s 10-Year Net-margin (%) Range
Min: -174.31   Max: 47.43
Current: 5.02

-174.31
47.43
ROE (%) 57.02
NTLS's ROE (%) is ranked higher than
98% of the 762 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 12.18 vs. NTLS: 57.02 )
NTLS' s 10-Year ROE (%) Range
Min: -45.97   Max: 100
Current: 57.02

-45.97
100
ROA (%) 3.45
NTLS's ROA (%) is ranked higher than
74% of the 792 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 4.69 vs. NTLS: 3.45 )
NTLS' s 10-Year ROA (%) Range
Min: -67.02   Max: 22.56
Current: 3.45

-67.02
22.56
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) 21.43
NTLS's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
79% of the 784 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 22.49 vs. NTLS: 21.43 )
NTLS' s 10-Year ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: -95.77   Max: 25.29
Current: 21.43

-95.77
25.29
Revenue Growth (%) 4.90
NTLS's Revenue Growth (%) is ranked higher than
81% of the 680 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 3.70 vs. NTLS: 4.90 )
NTLS' s 10-Year Revenue Growth (%) Range
Min: 0   Max: 9.7
Current: 4.9

0
9.7
EBITDA Growth (%) 2.20
NTLS's EBITDA Growth (%) is ranked higher than
80% of the 606 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.70 vs. NTLS: 2.20 )
NTLS' s 10-Year EBITDA Growth (%) Range
Min: 0   Max: 13.3
Current: 2.2

0
13.3
EPS Growth (%) -5.50
NTLS's EPS Growth (%) is ranked higher than
77% of the 545 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 0.20 vs. NTLS: -5.50 )
NTLS' s 10-Year EPS Growth (%) Range
Min: 0   Max: 176.8
Current: -5.5

0
176.8
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Guru Trades

Q1 2013

NTLS Guru Trades in Q1 2013

Jim Simons 258,350 sh (+60.12%)
Joel Greenblatt Sold Out
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Q2 2013

NTLS Guru Trades in Q2 2013

Joel Greenblatt 41,860 sh (New)
Jim Simons 231,150 sh (-10.53%)
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Q3 2013

NTLS Guru Trades in Q3 2013

Paul Tudor Jones 21,500 sh (New)
Joel Greenblatt 127,015 sh (+203.43%)
Jim Simons 436,950 sh (+89.03%)
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Q4 2013

NTLS Guru Trades in Q4 2013

Jim Simons 840,550 sh (+92.37%)
Paul Tudor Jones 28,328 sh (+31.76%)
Joel Greenblatt 88,180 sh (-30.58%)
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Insider Trades

Latest Guru Trades with NTLS

GuruDate Trades Impact to Portfolio Price Range * (?) Current Price Change from Average Current Shares
Joel Greenblatt 2013-12-31 Reduce -30.58%0.02%$17.48 - $22.25 $ 13-35%88180
Joel Greenblatt 2013-09-30 Add 203.43%0.05%$15.08 - $19.4 $ 13-25%127015
Joel Greenblatt 2013-06-30 New Buy0.03%$13.1 - $16.47 $ 13-13%41860
Joel Greenblatt 2013-03-31 Sold Out 0.06%$11.83 - $13.62 $ 132%0
Joel Greenblatt 2012-12-31 Add 25.8%0.01%$12.73 - $17.3 $ 13-13%72843
Joel Greenblatt 2012-09-30 Reduce -26.04%0.03%$15.38 - $21.34 $ 13-29%57904
Joel Greenblatt 2012-06-30 New Buy0.11%$18.59 - $21 $ 13-33%78292
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Ratios

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P/E(ttm) 11.70
NTLS's P/E(ttm) is ranked higher than
86% of the 642 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 16.30 vs. NTLS: 11.70 )
NTLS' s 10-Year P/E(ttm) Range
Min: 7.67   Max: 27.55
Current: 11.7

7.67
27.55
P/B 6.30
NTLS's P/B is ranked lower than
54% of the 728 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 2.26 vs. NTLS: 6.30 )
NTLS' s 10-Year P/B Range
Min: 0.77   Max: 10.52
Current: 6.3

0.77
10.52
P/S 0.60
NTLS's P/S is ranked higher than
90% of the 822 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.46 vs. NTLS: 0.60 )
NTLS' s 10-Year P/S Range
Min: 0.5   Max: 1.86
Current: 0.6

0.5
1.86
PFCF 6.00
NTLS's PFCF is ranked higher than
92% of the 519 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 15.86 vs. NTLS: 6.00 )
NTLS' s 10-Year PFCF Range
Min: 3.89   Max: 473.78
Current: 6

3.89
473.78
EV-to-EBIT 9.40
NTLS's EV-to-EBIT is ranked higher than
85% of the 711 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 14.25 vs. NTLS: 9.40 )
NTLS' s 10-Year EV-to-EBIT Range
Min: 7.7   Max: 79.5
Current: 9.4

7.7
79.5
Shiller P/E 9.10
NTLS's Shiller P/E is ranked higher than
89% of the 482 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 15.99 vs. NTLS: 9.10 )
NTLS' s 10-Year Shiller P/E Range
Min: 8.01   Max: 24.7
Current: 9.1

8.01
24.7

Dividend & Buy Back

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Dividend Yield 12.90
NTLS's Dividend Yield is ranked higher than
97% of the 570 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 3.70 vs. NTLS: 12.90 )
NTLS' s 10-Year Dividend Yield Range
Min: 0.75   Max: 13.59
Current: 12.9

0.75
13.59
Dividend Payout 1.49
NTLS's Dividend Payout is ranked lower than
53% of the 462 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 0.58 vs. NTLS: 1.49 )
NTLS' s 10-Year Dividend Payout Range
Min: 0.66   Max: 1.95
Current: 1.49

0.66
1.95
Dividend growth (3y) -9.10
NTLS's Dividend growth (3y) is ranked higher than
80% of the 386 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.60 vs. NTLS: -9.10 )
NTLS' s 10-Year Dividend growth (3y) Range
Min: 0   Max: 30
Current: -9.1

0
30
Yield on cost (5-Year) 8.83
NTLS's Yield on cost (5-Year) is ranked higher than
83% of the 584 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 3.83 vs. NTLS: 8.83 )
NTLS' s 10-Year Yield on cost (5-Year) Range
Min: 0.51   Max: 9.3
Current: 8.83

0.51
9.3
Share Buyback Rate -1.50
NTLS's Share Buyback Rate is ranked higher than
78% of the 565 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: -0.20 vs. NTLS: -1.50 )
NTLS' s 10-Year Share Buyback Rate Range
Min: 0   Max: -81.8
Current: -1.5

Valuation & Return

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Price/DCF (Projected) 0.60
NTLS's Price/DCF (Projected) is ranked higher than
88% of the 495 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 0.90 vs. NTLS: 0.60 )
NTLS' s 10-Year Price/DCF (Projected) Range
Min: 0.58   Max: 1.01
Current: 0.6

0.58
1.01
Price/Median PS Value 0.60
NTLS's Price/Median PS Value is ranked higher than
90% of the 736 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.00 vs. NTLS: 0.60 )
NTLS' s 10-Year Price/Median PS Value Range
Min: 0.6   Max: 1.75
Current: 0.6

0.6
1.75
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) 10.60
NTLS's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) is ranked higher than
85% of the 716 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 7.00 vs. NTLS: 10.60 )
NTLS' s 10-Year Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) Range
Min: 1.3   Max: 13.1
Current: 10.6

1.3
13.1
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) 3.75
NTLS's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) is ranked higher than
78% of the 623 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 8.96 vs. NTLS: 3.75 )
NTLS' s 10-Year Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) Range
Min: -4.5   Max: 6.9
Current: 3.75

-4.5
6.9

Business Description

Industry: Communication Services » Telecom Services
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Traded in other countries:N3RN.Germany
NTELOS Holdings Corp is a regional provider of digital wireless communications services to consumers and businesses mainly in Virginia and West Virginia, as well as parts of Maryland, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, Ohio and Kentucky. The Company offers wireless voice and digital data PCS products and services to retail and business customers under the 'Ntelos Wireless' and 'FRAWG Wireless' brand names. The Company conducts its business through NTELOS-branded retail operations, which sell its products and services via direct and indirect distribution channels, and provide network access to other telecommunications carriers, notably through an arrangement with Sprint Spectrum, and Sprint Spectrum on behalf of and as an agent for SprintCom (Sprint Spectrum and SprintCom collectively, 'Sprint'), which arrangement is referred to herein as the 'Strategic Network Alliance.' The Company currently offers ten brands across 27 devices, including the Apple iPhone 4, 4S and 5, and offers its customers the main smartphone operating systems including Android, iOS and Blackberry. All devices are available for both postpay and prepay/no-contract services. Its value proposition typically offers savings to end users compared to national providers, and is coupled with local service and support. As of December 31, 2012, its wireless retail business had approximately 439,600 NTELOS retail subscribers, representing approximately 7.3% of its total covered POPs. Its customer service is supported by three regional call centers, 64 company-operated direct retail locations, approximately 430 indirect retail distribution locations, and an additional 200 third-party payment centers. It also offer an interactive web presence, which provides customers with access to their account, auto-pay billing service, account monitoring services such as overage text alerts and other customer care support. The Company provides wireless digital PCS services on a wholesale basis to other PCS providers, notably through the Strategic Network Alliance with Sprint in which it are the exclusive PCS service provider in its western Virginia and West Virginia service area for all Sprint CDMA wireless customers through July 31, 2015, subject to subsequent automatic three-year extensions unless the termination notice provisions are exercised. It compete directly with other facilities and non-facilities based wireless broadband mobile and fixed service providers, wireline, internet, cable, satellite and other communications service providers. The Company's communications services are subject to varying degrees of federal, state and local regulation.

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