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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 : 4/10

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industry
vs
history
Cash-to-Debt 0.16
S's Cash-to-Debt is ranked lower than
70% of the 419 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 0.39 vs. S: 0.16 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Cash-to-Debt only.
S' s Cash-to-Debt Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.01  Med: 0.19 Max: N/A
Current: 0.16
Equity-to-Asset 0.23
S's Equity-to-Asset is ranked lower than
76% of the 418 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 0.39 vs. S: 0.23 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Equity-to-Asset only.
S' s Equity-to-Asset Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.1  Med: 0.33 Max: 0.62
Current: 0.23
0.1
0.62
Interest Coverage 0.54
S's Interest Coverage is ranked lower than
95% of the 438 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 8.07 vs. S: 0.54 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Interest Coverage only.
S' s Interest Coverage Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.11  Med: 0.14 Max: 1.62
Current: 0.54
0.11
1.62
Piotroski F-Score: 6
Altman Z-Score: 0.58
Beneish M-Score: -2.68
WACC vs ROIC
6.94%
9.21%
WACC
ROIC
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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industry
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history
Operating Margin % 3.96
S's Operating Margin % is ranked lower than
61% of the 418 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 7.36 vs. S: 3.96 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Operating Margin % only.
S' s Operating Margin % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -72.01  Med: -4.74 Max: 6.06
Current: 3.96
-72.01
6.06
Net Margin % -4.49
S's Net Margin % is ranked lower than
75% of the 420 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 3.27 vs. S: -4.49 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Net Margin % only.
S' s Net Margin % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -73.68  Med: -9.14 Max: 3.24
Current: -4.49
-73.68
3.24
ROE % -7.53
S's ROE % is ranked lower than
75% of the 401 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 5.82 vs. S: -7.53 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROE % only.
S' s ROE % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -78.6  Med: -13.73 Max: 2.53
Current: -7.53
-78.6
2.53
ROA % -1.84
S's ROA % is ranked lower than
73% of the 427 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 2.18 vs. S: -1.84 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROA % only.
S' s ROA % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -36.64  Med: -4.41 Max: 1.33
Current: -1.84
-36.64
1.33
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) % 6.25
S's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) % is ranked lower than
63% of the 423 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 13.51 vs. S: 6.25 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROC (Joel Greenblatt) % only.
S' s ROC (Joel Greenblatt) % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -108.61  Med: -10.69 Max: 12.26
Current: 6.25
-108.61
12.26
3-Year Revenue Growth Rate -11.70
S's 3-Year Revenue Growth Rate is ranked lower than
84% of the 392 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 2.00 vs. S: -11.70 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful 3-Year Revenue Growth Rate only.
S' s 3-Year Revenue Growth Rate Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -23.6  Med: -3.9 Max: 19.9
Current: -11.7
-23.6
19.9
3-Year EBITDA Growth Rate 13.90
S's 3-Year EBITDA Growth Rate is ranked higher than
78% of the 332 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.30 vs. S: 13.90 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful 3-Year EBITDA Growth Rate only.
S' s 3-Year EBITDA Growth Rate Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -38  Med: -7.5 Max: 13.9
Current: 13.9
-38
13.9
3-Year EPS without NRI Growth Rate -29.70
S's 3-Year EPS without NRI Growth Rate is ranked lower than
79% of the 278 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: -3.60 vs. S: -29.70 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful 3-Year EPS without NRI Growth Rate only.
S' s 3-Year EPS without NRI Growth Rate Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -51.7  Med: 2.9 Max: 94.3
Current: -29.7
-51.7
94.3
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» S's 10-Y Financials

Financials (Next Earnings Date: 2017-05-01 Est.)


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Cash & Debt
Operating Cash Flow & Free Cash Flow
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Guru Trades

Q1 2016

S Guru Trades in Q1 2016

Joel Greenblatt 558,452 sh (New)
Diamond Hill Capital 11,025 sh (New)
PRIMECAP Management 28,890,500 sh (+4.49%)
First Eagle Investment 602 sh (unchged)
Dodge & Cox 185,186,573 sh (-0.28%)
Mario Gabelli 1,807,795 sh (-11.73%)
Pioneer Investments 20,541 sh (-28.69%)
Paul Tudor Jones 15,200 sh (-66.73%)
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Q2 2016

S Guru Trades in Q2 2016

Steven Cohen 250,000 sh (New)
Jim Simons 331,800 sh (New)
Paul Tudor Jones 94,692 sh (+522.97%)
Joel Greenblatt 2,414,811 sh (+332.41%)
PRIMECAP Management 36,561,800 sh (+26.55%)
Diamond Hill Capital 13,556 sh (+22.96%)
First Eagle Investment 602 sh (unchged)
Pioneer Investments Sold Out
Dodge & Cox 184,335,741 sh (-0.46%)
Mario Gabelli 1,753,263 sh (-3.02%)
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Q3 2016

S Guru Trades in Q3 2016

Louis Moore Bacon 745,000 sh (New)
Paul Tudor Jones 176,635 sh (+86.54%)
First Eagle Investment 602 sh (unchged)
Steven Cohen 250,000 sh (unchged)
Diamond Hill Capital Sold Out
Mario Gabelli 1,751,365 sh (-0.11%)
PRIMECAP Management 36,333,300 sh (-0.62%)
Dodge & Cox 181,353,094 sh (-1.62%)
Joel Greenblatt 1,606,841 sh (-33.46%)
Jim Simons 64,443 sh (-80.58%)
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Q4 2016

S Guru Trades in Q4 2016

PRIMECAP Management 36,441,300 sh (+0.30%)
First Eagle Investment 602 sh (unchged)
Ronald Muhlenkamp 57,000 sh (unchged)
Jim Simons Sold Out
Steven Cohen Sold Out
Paul Tudor Jones Sold Out
Dodge & Cox 177,793,606 sh (-1.96%)
Mario Gabelli 1,635,413 sh (-6.62%)
Joel Greenblatt 1,218,440 sh (-24.17%)
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Business Description

Industry: Communication Services » Telecom Services    NAICS: 517110    SIC: 4813
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Traded in other countries:SPRN34.Brazil, 2S7.Germany, S.Mexico,
Sprint Corp is a communications company offering wireless and wireline communications products and services to individual consumers, businesses, government subscribers and resellers.

Sprint is the fourth-largest carrier in the United States, serving 45 million customers directly and 15 million via resellers and affiliates. About 7% of sales come from the long-distance unit, which provides fixed-line phone and data services, including services provided to the wireless business. The firm acquired Clearwire, a troubled firm with a large spectrum portfolio, in 2013. Shortly thereafter, Japanese wireless carrier Softbank took an 81% stake in Sprint through the purchase of existing Sprint shares and a $5 billion equity infusion.

Guru Investment Theses on Sprint Corp

Daniel Loeb Comments on Sprint - Nov 02, 2016

Sprint (NYSE:S) has been another of our best performing investments this year. We were able to initiate our position at an attractive entry point in Q1 amidst the energy-driven dislocation in the credit markets and after the bonds were downgraded in February over concerns about Sprint’s near-term corporate debt maturities. We believed we were protected on the downside since the company has minimal outstanding senior or secured facilities and could likely issue new bonds higher in the corporate capital structure to refinance the pending maturities. The company is also continuing to improve its business by strengthening the network in key areas, growing the subscriber base, opportunistically incorporating strategic partnerships, and executing an attractive cost of capital cycle.



From Third Point's third-quarter 2016 commentary.



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Ratios

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industry
vs
history
Forward PE Ratio 53.19
S's Forward PE Ratio is ranked lower than
93% of the 147 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 15.29 vs. S: 53.19 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward PE Ratio only.
N/A
PB Ratio 1.74
S's PB Ratio is ranked higher than
62% of the 521 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 2.30 vs. S: 1.74 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PB Ratio only.
S' s PB Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.23  Med: 0.94 Max: 5.77
Current: 1.74
0.23
5.77
PS Ratio 1.00
S's PS Ratio is ranked higher than
68% of the 544 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.57 vs. S: 1.00 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PS Ratio only.
S' s PS Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.13  Med: 0.51 Max: 1.63
Current: 1
0.13
1.63
Price-to-Operating-Cash-Flow 7.87
S's Price-to-Operating-Cash-Flow is ranked lower than
59% of the 409 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 6.87 vs. S: 7.87 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price-to-Operating-Cash-Flow only.
S' s Price-to-Operating-Cash-Flow Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.68  Med: 3.78 Max: 94.65
Current: 7.87
0.68
94.65
EV-to-EBIT 51.86
S's EV-to-EBIT is ranked lower than
88% of the 520 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 15.15 vs. S: 51.86 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EV-to-EBIT only.
S' s EV-to-EBIT Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -45.7  Med: -10.25 Max: 293.7
Current: 51.86
-45.7
293.7
EV-to-EBITDA 7.01
S's EV-to-EBITDA is ranked higher than
59% of the 576 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 8.03 vs. S: 7.01 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EV-to-EBITDA only.
S' s EV-to-EBITDA Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -3.3  Med: 6.7 Max: 15.7
Current: 7.01
-3.3
15.7
Current Ratio 0.78
S's Current Ratio is ranked lower than
68% of the 407 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.05 vs. S: 0.78 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Current Ratio only.
S' s Current Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.52  Med: 1.14 Max: 1.97
Current: 0.78
0.52
1.97
Quick Ratio 0.68
S's Quick Ratio is ranked lower than
71% of the 407 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 0.98 vs. S: 0.68 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Quick Ratio only.
S' s Quick Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.47  Med: 1.04 Max: 1.86
Current: 0.68
0.47
1.86
Days Inventory 25.57
S's Days Inventory is ranked lower than
68% of the 318 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 17.21 vs. S: 25.57 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Inventory only.
S' s Days Inventory Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 12.84  Med: 19.88 Max: 44.89
Current: 25.57
12.84
44.89
Days Sales Outstanding 13.72
S's Days Sales Outstanding is ranked higher than
91% of the 323 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 47.51 vs. S: 13.72 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Sales Outstanding only.
S' s Days Sales Outstanding Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 10.2  Med: 33.97 Max: 72.15
Current: 13.72
10.2
72.15
Days Payable 70.34
S's Days Payable is ranked higher than
53% of the 275 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 63.61 vs. S: 70.34 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Payable only.
S' s Days Payable Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 36.22  Med: 61.29 Max: 92.4
Current: 70.34
36.22
92.4

Buy Back

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industry
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history
3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio -9.70
S's 3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio is ranked lower than
75% of the 267 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: -1.70 vs. S: -9.70 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful 3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio only.
S' s 3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -31.4  Med: -9.6 Max: 9.1
Current: -9.7
-31.4
9.1

Valuation & Return

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industry
vs
history
Price-to-Median-PS-Value 1.97
S's Price-to-Median-PS-Value is ranked lower than
88% of the 498 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.04 vs. S: 1.97 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price-to-Median-PS-Value only.
S' s Price-to-Median-PS-Value Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.29  Med: 1.64 Max: 37.09
Current: 1.97
0.29
37.09
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) % 1.93
S's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) % is ranked lower than
68% of the 655 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 4.84 vs. S: 1.93 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) % only.
S' s Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.3  Med: 1.9 Max: 4.2
Current: 1.93
0.3
4.2
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) % 2.74
S's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) % is ranked lower than
65% of the 250 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 8.29 vs. S: 2.74 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) % only.
S' s Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -25.5  Med: 14.6 Max: 88.7
Current: 2.74
-25.5
88.7

More Statistics

Revenue (TTM) (Mil) $32,879
EPS (TTM) $ -0.38
Beta0.70
Short Percentage of Float19.90%
52-Week Range $3.22 - 9.65
Shares Outstanding (Mil)3,987.17

Analyst Estimate

Mar17 Mar18 Mar19 Mar20
Revenue (Mil $) 32,721 32,951 33,431 33,659
EPS ($) -0.08 0.15 0.25 0.40
EPS without NRI ($) -0.08 0.15 0.25 0.40
EPS Growth Rate
(Future 3Y To 5Y Estimate)
N/A
Dividends per Share ($)
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