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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 : 5/10

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industry
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history
Cash to Debt 0.07
S's Cash to Debt is ranked lower than
86% of the 454 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 0.44 vs. S: 0.07 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Cash to Debt only.
S' s 10-Year Cash to Debt Range
Min: 0.01  Med: 0.19 Max: N/A
Current: 0.07
Equity to Asset 0.27
S's Equity to Asset is ranked lower than
73% of the 431 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 0.41 vs. S: 0.27 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Equity to Asset only.
S' s 10-Year Equity to Asset Range
Min: 0.1  Med: 0.34 Max: 0.62
Current: 0.27
0.1
0.62
F-Score: 6
Z-Score: 0.43
M-Score: -2.87
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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industry
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history
Operating margin (%) -5.66
S's Operating margin (%) is ranked lower than
81% of the 454 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 8.29 vs. S: -5.66 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Operating margin (%) only.
S' s 10-Year Operating margin (%) Range
Min: -72.01  Med: 2.08 Max: 17.3
Current: -5.66
-72.01
17.3
Net-margin (%) -10.03
S's Net-margin (%) is ranked lower than
82% of the 454 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 4.42 vs. S: -10.03 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Net-margin (%) only.
S' s 10-Year Net-margin (%) Range
Min: -73.68  Med: 0.70 Max: 11.1
Current: -10.03
-73.68
11.1
ROE (%) -14.66
S's ROE (%) is ranked lower than
82% of the 433 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 7.88 vs. S: -14.66 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROE (%) only.
S' s 10-Year ROE (%) Range
Min: -78.6  Med: -1.28 Max: 17.97
Current: -14.66
-78.6
17.97
ROA (%) -4.07
S's ROA (%) is ranked lower than
77% of the 462 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 3.29 vs. S: -4.07 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROA (%) only.
S' s 10-Year ROA (%) Range
Min: -36.64  Med: -0.61 Max: 8.64
Current: -4.07
-36.64
8.64
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) -10.06
S's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked lower than
80% of the 456 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 14.12 vs. S: -10.06 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) only.
S' s 10-Year ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: -108.61  Med: -0.20 Max: 38.86
Current: -10.06
-108.61
38.86
Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) -8.10
S's Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked lower than
74% of the 388 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 2.20 vs. S: -8.10 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) only.
S' s 10-Year Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: -50.4  Med: -3.30 Max: 87.8
Current: -8.1
-50.4
87.8
EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) -6.60
S's EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked lower than
67% of the 326 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.00 vs. S: -6.60 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) only.
S' s 10-Year EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: -60.2  Med: -7.60 Max: 48.9
Current: -6.6
-60.2
48.9
EPS Growth (3Y)(%) -4.00
S's EPS Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked lower than
58% of the 297 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 2.70 vs. S: -4.00 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EPS Growth (3Y)(%) only.
S' s 10-Year EPS Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: -51.7  Med: 9.30 Max: 94.3
Current: -4
-51.7
94.3
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Guru Trades

Q3 2014

S Guru Trades in Q3 2014

Paul Tudor Jones 31,900 sh (New)
PRIMECAP Management 9,224,943 sh (New)
Dodge & Cox 63,428,278 sh (+64.38%)
First Eagle Investment 602 sh (unchged)
John Paulson 64,113,200 sh (unchged)
Mario Gabelli 1,118,753 sh (-1.37%)
Larry Robbins 6,646,917 sh (-45.53%)
Leon Cooperman 20,525,517 sh (-48.41%)
Steven Cohen 3,080,100 sh (-57.16%)
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Q4 2014

S Guru Trades in Q4 2014

Dodge & Cox 96,876,234 sh (+52.73%)
PRIMECAP Management 13,475,000 sh (+46.07%)
Mario Gabelli 1,141,683 sh (+2.05%)
First Eagle Investment 602 sh (unchged)
Larry Robbins 6,646,917 sh (unchged)
Leon Cooperman Sold Out
Paul Tudor Jones 29,600 sh (-7.21%)
John Paulson 30,100,543 sh (-53.05%)
Steven Cohen 1,103,600 sh (-64.17%)
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Q1 2015

S Guru Trades in Q1 2015

Jim Simons 2,441,700 sh (New)
Steven Cohen 3,317,900 sh (+200.64%)
Mario Gabelli 1,637,525 sh (+43.43%)
PRIMECAP Management 16,565,000 sh (+22.93%)
Dodge & Cox 117,394,003 sh (+21.18%)
Larry Robbins 6,646,917 sh (unchged)
First Eagle Investment 602 sh (unchged)
Paul Tudor Jones Sold Out
John Paulson 5,225,700 sh (-82.64%)
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Q2 2015

S Guru Trades in Q2 2015

Mario Gabelli 2,803,880 sh (+71.23%)
Jim Simons 3,940,950 sh (+61.40%)
Dodge & Cox 172,874,571 sh (+47.26%)
PRIMECAP Management 20,085,000 sh (+21.25%)
First Eagle Investment 602 sh (unchged)
Steven Cohen Sold Out
Larry Robbins 5,495,435 sh (-17.32%)
John Paulson 2,378,400 sh (-54.49%)
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Ratios

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industry
vs
history
P/B 0.91
S's P/B is ranked higher than
81% of the 419 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 2.14 vs. S: 0.91 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/B only.
S' s 10-Year P/B Range
Min: 0.23  Med: 1.03 Max: 5.76
Current: 0.91
0.23
5.76
P/S 0.59
S's P/S is ranked higher than
77% of the 447 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.41 vs. S: 0.59 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/S only.
S' s 10-Year P/S Range
Min: 0.13  Med: 0.59 Max: 1.84
Current: 0.59
0.13
1.84
POCF 10.44
S's POCF is ranked lower than
69% of the 315 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 7.48 vs. S: 10.44 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful POCF only.
S' s 10-Year POCF Range
Min: 0.68  Med: 4.08 Max: 77.07
Current: 10.44
0.68
77.07
Current Ratio 0.85
S's Current Ratio is ranked lower than
67% of the 448 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.12 vs. S: 0.85 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Current Ratio only.
S' s 10-Year Current Ratio Range
Min: 0.52  Med: 1.17 Max: 1.97
Current: 0.85
0.52
1.97
Quick Ratio 0.75
S's Quick Ratio is ranked lower than
70% of the 448 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.07 vs. S: 0.75 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Quick Ratio only.
S' s 10-Year Quick Ratio Range
Min: 0.48  Med: 1.07 Max: 1.86
Current: 0.75
0.48
1.86
Days Inventory 24.51
S's Days Inventory is ranked lower than
66% of the 345 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 14.66 vs. S: 24.51 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Inventory only.
S' s 10-Year Days Inventory Range
Min: 4.44  Med: 17.89 Max: 44.89
Current: 24.51
4.44
44.89
Days Sales Outstanding 41.21
S's Days Sales Outstanding is ranked higher than
58% of the 379 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 46.64 vs. S: 41.21 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Sales Outstanding only.
S' s 10-Year Days Sales Outstanding Range
Min: 10.96  Med: 42.24 Max: 72.15
Current: 41.21
10.96
72.15

Valuation & Return

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history
Price/Projected FCF 3.05
S's Price/Projected FCF is ranked lower than
84% of the 227 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.26 vs. S: 3.05 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Projected FCF only.
S' s 10-Year Price/Projected FCF Range
Min: 0.11  Med: 0.80 Max: 2.78
Current: 3.05
0.11
2.78
Price/Median PS Value 0.99
S's Price/Median PS Value is ranked lower than
58% of the 410 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 0.99 vs. S: 0.99 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Median PS Value only.
S' s 10-Year Price/Median PS Value Range
Min: 0.25  Med: 1.20 Max: 32.02
Current: 0.99
0.25
32.02
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) -3.65
S's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) is ranked lower than
81% of the 451 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 4.90 vs. S: -3.65 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) only.
S' s 10-Year Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: -3.65  Med: 2.40 Max: 3.5
Current: -3.65
-3.65
3.5
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) -22.09
S's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) is ranked lower than
93% of the 240 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 9.63 vs. S: -22.09 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) only.
S' s 10-Year Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) Range
Min: -26.9  Med: 13.90 Max: 88.7
Current: -22.09
-26.9
88.7

Analyst Estimate

Mar16 Mar17 Mar18
Revenue(Mil) 33,099 34,007 35,647
EPS($) -0.16 -0.17 -0.21
EPS without NRI($) -0.16 -0.17 -0.21

Business Description

Industry: Communication Services » Telecom Services
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Traded in other countries:S.Mexico, 2S7.Germany,
Sprint Corp was incorporated in 2012 under the laws of Delaware. It is a communications company offering wireless and wireline communications products and services to individual consumers, businesses, government subscribers and resellers. The Company offers wireless and wireline voice and data transmission services to subscribers in all 50 states, Puerto Rico, and the U.S. Virgin Islands under the Sprint corporate brand, which includes its retail brands of Sprint, Boost Mobile, Virgin Mobile, and Assurance Wireless on networks that utilize third generation (3G) code division multiple access (CDMA) or Internet protocol (IP) technologies. It also offers fourth generation (4G) services utilizing Long Term Evolution (LTE) as well as Worldwide Interoperability for Microwave Access (WiMAX) technologies. It utilizes these networks to offer wireless and wireline subscribers differentiated products and services whether through the use of a single network or a combination of these networks. It operates in two segments, namely Wireless and Wireline. Through its Wireless segment, it offers wireless services on a postpaid and prepaid payment basis to retail subscribers and also on a wholesale and affiliate basis, which includes the sale of wireless services that utilize the Sprint network but are sold under the wholesaler's brand. It supports the open development of applications, content, and devices on the Sprint platform through products and services such as Sprint ID, which provides an easy way for users to discover content from brands and special interests as well as manage those experiences on certain Android devices, and Sprint Zone, which allows subscribers to not only manage their account and self-service functions via their device but facilitates discovery of new content and personalization through recommendations for applications and entertainment content. Through its Wireline segment, it provides wireline voice and data communications services to other communications companies and targeted business and consumer subscribers. In addition, it provides voice, data and IP communication services to its Wireless segment, and IP and other services to cable Multiple System Operators (MSOs). Cable MSOs resell its local and long distance services and use its back office systems and network assets in support of their telephone service provided over cable facilities to residential end-use subscribers. The Company's competitors include AT&T, Verizon Wireless (Verizon) and T-Mobile, Verizon Communications, CenturyLink, Level 3 Communications, Inc. Communications services are subject to regulation at the federal level by the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) and in certain states by public utilities commissions (PUCs).
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