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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 : 3/10

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Cash to Debt 0.07
NTS's Cash to Debt is ranked higher than
59% of the 800 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 0.40 vs. NTS: 0.07 )
NTS' s 10-Year Cash to Debt Range
Min: 0.03   Max: 7.06
Current: 0.07

0.03
7.06
Equity to Asset 0.23
NTS's Equity to Asset is ranked higher than
64% of the 792 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 0.40 vs. NTS: 0.23 )
NTS' s 10-Year Equity to Asset Range
Min: 0.23   Max: 0.59
Current: 0.23

0.23
0.59
F-Score: 4
Z-Score: 0.40
M-Score: -2.96
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 : 3/10

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Operating margin (%) 5.83
NTS's Operating margin (%) is ranked higher than
71% of the 788 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 12.85 vs. NTS: 5.83 )
NTS' s 10-Year Operating margin (%) Range
Min: -31.55   Max: 9.15
Current: 5.83

-31.55
9.15
Net-margin (%) -3.28
NTS's Net-margin (%) is ranked higher than
64% of the 788 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 6.98 vs. NTS: -3.28 )
NTS' s 10-Year Net-margin (%) Range
Min: -36.12   Max: 6.44
Current: -3.28

-36.12
6.44
ROE (%) -6.91
NTS's ROE (%) is ranked higher than
63% of the 762 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 12.18 vs. NTS: -6.91 )
NTS' s 10-Year ROE (%) Range
Min: -103.41   Max: 42.54
Current: -6.91

-103.41
42.54
ROA (%) -1.56
NTS's ROA (%) is ranked higher than
64% of the 792 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 4.69 vs. NTS: -1.56 )
NTS' s 10-Year ROA (%) Range
Min: -28.26   Max: 12.81
Current: -1.56

-28.26
12.81
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) 3.30
NTS's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
66% of the 784 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 22.49 vs. NTS: 3.30 )
NTS' s 10-Year ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: -37.58   Max: 163.91
Current: 3.3

-37.58
163.91
Revenue Growth (%) -21.80
NTS's Revenue Growth (%) is ranked higher than
62% of the 680 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 3.70 vs. NTS: -21.80 )
NTS' s 10-Year Revenue Growth (%) Range
Min: -24.3   Max: 50.6
Current: -21.8

-24.3
50.6
EBITDA Growth (%) -6.90
NTS's EBITDA Growth (%) is ranked higher than
73% of the 606 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.70 vs. NTS: -6.90 )
NTS' s 10-Year EBITDA Growth (%) Range
Min: -34.1   Max: 149.3
Current: -6.9

-34.1
149.3
EPS Growth (%) -25.30
NTS's EPS Growth (%) is ranked higher than
67% of the 545 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 0.20 vs. NTS: -25.30 )
NTS' s 10-Year EPS Growth (%) Range
Min: -80.2   Max: 242
Current: -25.3

-80.2
242
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Ratios

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P/B 3.00
NTS's P/B is ranked higher than
60% of the 728 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 2.26 vs. NTS: 3.00 )
NTS' s 10-Year P/B Range
Min: 0.19   Max: 16.91
Current: 3

0.19
16.91
P/S 1.44
NTS's P/S is ranked higher than
62% of the 822 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.46 vs. NTS: 1.44 )
NTS' s 10-Year P/S Range
Min: 0.1   Max: 3.11
Current: 1.44

0.1
3.11
EV-to-EBIT 1000.00
NTS's EV-to-EBIT is ranked lower than
68% of the 711 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 14.25 vs. NTS: 1000.00 )
NTS' s 10-Year EV-to-EBIT Range
Min: 5.6   Max: 951
Current: 1000

5.6
951

Valuation & Return

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Price/Tangible Book 3.10
NTS's Price/Tangible Book is ranked higher than
60% of the 506 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 3.30 vs. NTS: 3.10 )
NTS' s 10-Year Price/Tangible Book Range
Min: 0.63   Max: 17.59
Current: 3.1

0.63
17.59
Price/Median PS Value 1.80
NTS's Price/Median PS Value is ranked lower than
57% of the 736 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.00 vs. NTS: 1.80 )
NTS' s 10-Year Price/Median PS Value Range
Min: 0.18   Max: 3.83
Current: 1.8

0.18
3.83
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) 0.10
NTS's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) is ranked lower than
56% of the 716 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 7.00 vs. NTS: 0.10 )
NTS' s 10-Year Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) Range
Min: 0.1   Max: 17.8
Current: 0.1

0.1
17.8
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) -13.71
NTS's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) is ranked higher than
65% of the 623 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 8.96 vs. NTS: -13.71 )
NTS' s 10-Year Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) Range
Min: -20.9   Max: 42.5
Current: -13.71

-20.9
42.5

Business Description

Industry: Communication Services » Telecom Services
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NTS Inc was formerly known Xfone, Inc. was incorporated in Nevada, U.S.A. in September 2000. It is a holding and managing Company providing, through its subsidiaries, integrated communications services which include voice, video and data over the Company Fiber-To-The-Premise (FTTP) and other networks. The Company currently has operations in Texas, Mississippi and Louisiana and it also serves customers in Arizona, Colorado, Kansas, New Mexico, and Oklahoma. The Company provides Retail Services and Wholesale Services through NTS Communications, Inc. and its subsidiaries. NTSC provides local services via FTTP in Lubbock, Wolfforth, Levelland, Littlefield, Burkburnett, and Smyer, Texas. NTSC provides resold local services throughout Texas via its resale agreement with AT&T. In Wholesale Services, NTSC offers aggregation and resale of leased fiber transport network from AT&T and other fiber network operators. This service is mostly provided for carrier customers that need direct network connectivity, as well as enterprises that require dedicated branch office connections. Services are generally offered under 1-year contracts for a fixed amount per month. NTSC provides private line service nationwide. NTS Communications owns and operates its own facilities-based telecommunications switching system. In fiscal year 2012, the Company principal supplier of telephone routing and switching services constituted 56% of its costs of revenues. The Company has four major types of customers: Residential, Commercial, Governmental agencies, and Resellers & Wholesale. It provides its services in many countries, all of which have different regulations, standards and controls related to licensing, telecommunications, import/export, currency and trade.

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