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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
69% of the 474 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 0.41 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 0.24
S's Equity to Asset is ranked lower than
75% of the 468 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 0.40 vs. S: 0.24 )
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: 0.24
0.1
0.62
Interest Coverage 0.34
S's Interest Coverage is ranked lower than
98% of the 368 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 6.66 vs. S: 0.34 )
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: N/A
Current: 0.34
F-Score: 6
Z-Score: 0.56
M-Score: -3.38
WACC vs ROIC
8.03%
7.89%
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 : 5/10

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industry
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history
Operating margin (%) 2.45
S's Operating margin (%) is ranked lower than
65% of the 470 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 7.30 vs. S: 2.45 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Operating margin (%) only.
S' s Operating margin (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -72.01  Med: -5.15 Max: 2.45
Current: 2.45
-72.01
2.45
Net-margin (%) -5.65
S's Net-margin (%) is ranked lower than
76% of the 472 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 3.25 vs. S: -5.65 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Net-margin (%) only.
S' s Net-margin (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -73.68  Med: -9.69 Max: -5.65
Current: -5.65
-73.68
-5.65
ROE (%) -9.15
S's ROE (%) is ranked lower than
78% of the 455 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 6.20 vs. S: -9.15 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROE (%) only.
S' s ROE (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -78.6  Med: -14.23 Max: -9.15
Current: -9.15
-78.6
-9.15
ROA (%) -2.29
S's ROA (%) is ranked lower than
75% of the 479 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 2.31 vs. S: -2.29 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROA (%) only.
S' s ROA (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -36.64  Med: -4.55 Max: -2.29
Current: -2.29
-36.64
-2.29
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) 3.94
S's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked lower than
68% of the 476 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 14.14 vs. S: 3.94 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) only.
S' s ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -108.61  Med: -10.96 Max: 3.94
Current: 3.94
-108.61
3.94
Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) 18.60
S's Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
87% of the 411 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 2.80 vs. S: 18.60 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) only.
S' s Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -100  Med: -3.9 Max: 87.8
Current: 18.6
-100
87.8
EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) 47.20
S's EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
93% of the 350 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.70 vs. S: 47.20 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) only.
S' s EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -100  Med: -11.4 Max: 48.9
Current: 47.2
-100
48.9
EPS Growth (3Y)(%) -2.50
S's EPS Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked lower than
52% of the 303 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: -1.60 vs. S: -2.50 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EPS Growth (3Y)(%) only.
S' s EPS Growth (3Y)(%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -100  Med: -1.6 Max: 94.3
Current: -2.5
-100
94.3
» S's 10-Y Financials

Financials


Revenue & Net Income
Cash & Debt
Oprt. Cash Flow & Free Cash Flow
Oprt. Cash Flow & Net Income

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Guru Trades

Q4 2015

S Guru Trades in Q4 2015

Pioneer Investments 28,807 sh (New)
PRIMECAP Management 27,650,000 sh (+0.36%)
Dodge & Cox 185,713,517 sh (+0.02%)
First Eagle Investment 602 sh (unchged)
Jim Simons Sold Out
Mario Gabelli 2,047,972 sh (-6.83%)
Paul Tudor Jones 45,683 sh (-63.75%)
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Q1 2016

S Guru Trades in Q1 2016

Diamond Hill Capital 11,025 sh (New)
Joel Greenblatt 558,452 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

Jim Simons 331,800 sh (New)
Steven Cohen 250,000 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%)
Steven Cohen 250,000 sh (unchged)
First Eagle Investment 602 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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Business Description

Industry: Communication Services » Telecom Services
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Sprint Corp is a communications company offering wireless and wireline communications products and services to individual consumers, businesses, government subscribers and resellers.

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 and T-Mobile. 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).

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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Daniel Loeb Comments on Sprint Guru stock highlight
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. Read more...
T-Mobile Posts Impressive Profit, Strong Subscriber Growth Carrier's 4th quarter profit nearly triples
T-Mobile (NASDAQ:TMUS) released its fourth quarter and full year 2015 earnings on Wednesday, outpacing its rivals by making strong customer addition and surpassing Wall Street estimates on both top and bottom lines. While Verizon (NYSE:VZ), AT&T (NYSE:T) and Sprint (NYSE:S) were struggling to retain and add new subscribers, T-Mobile recorded addition of 2.1 million customers. The “Un-carrier” enjoyed solid growth in profit, thanks to its “Binge On” video streaming service that lured customers. Here’s a brief look at the T-Mobile’s operational and financial performance in the quarter that went by. Read more...

Ratios

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Forward P/E 51.81
S's Forward P/E is ranked lower than
90% of the 94 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 16.98 vs. S: 51.81 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward P/E only.
N/A
P/B 1.79
S's P/B is ranked higher than
62% of the 450 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 2.08 vs. S: 1.79 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/B only.
S' s P/B Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.23  Med: 0.94 Max: 5.77
Current: 1.79
0.23
5.77
P/S 1.10
S's P/S is ranked higher than
64% of the 458 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.44 vs. S: 1.10 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/S only.
S' s P/S Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.13  Med: 0.51 Max: 1.63
Current: 1.1
0.13
1.63
POCF 8.14
S's POCF is ranked lower than
53% of the 302 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 6.79 vs. S: 8.14 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful POCF only.
S' s POCF Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.68  Med: 3.7 Max: 94.65
Current: 8.14
0.68
94.65
EV-to-EBIT 83.33
S's EV-to-EBIT is ranked lower than
94% of the 352 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 16.25 vs. S: 83.33 )
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: 83.33
-45.7
293.7
EV-to-EBITDA 7.77
S's EV-to-EBITDA is ranked higher than
56% of the 385 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 8.29 vs. S: 7.77 )
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: 7.77
-3.3
15.7
Current Ratio 0.71
S's Current Ratio is ranked lower than
74% of the 466 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.10 vs. S: 0.71 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Current Ratio only.
S' s Current Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.52  Med: 1.15 Max: 1.97
Current: 0.71
0.52
1.97
Quick Ratio 0.64
S's Quick Ratio is ranked lower than
76% of the 466 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.03 vs. S: 0.64 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Quick Ratio only.
S' s Quick Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.47  Med: 1.05 Max: 1.86
Current: 0.64
0.47
1.86
Days Inventory 23.55
S's Days Inventory is ranked lower than
62% of the 352 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 17.05 vs. S: 23.55 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Inventory only.
S' s Days Inventory Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 12.84  Med: 18.5 Max: 44.89
Current: 23.55
12.84
44.89
Days Sales Outstanding 11.30
S's Days Sales Outstanding is ranked higher than
92% of the 359 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 46.39 vs. S: 11.30 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Sales Outstanding only.
S' s Days Sales Outstanding Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 10.2  Med: 33.9 Max: 72.15
Current: 11.3
10.2
72.15
Days Payable 64.27
S's Days Payable is ranked higher than
52% of the 301 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 61.03 vs. S: 64.27 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Payable only.
S' s Days Payable Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 36.22  Med: 61.07 Max: 92.4
Current: 64.27
36.22
92.4

Buy Back

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3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio -0.30
S's 3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio is ranked higher than
69% of the 274 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: -1.60 vs. S: -0.30 )
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: -0.3
-31.4
9.1

Valuation & Return

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industry
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history
Price/Median PS Value 2.14
S's Price/Median PS Value is ranked lower than
88% of the 387 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 0.99 vs. S: 2.14 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Median PS Value only.
S' s Price/Median PS Value Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.29  Med: 1.17 Max: 37.09
Current: 2.14
0.29
37.09
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) 1.25
S's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) is ranked lower than
71% of the 464 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 4.50 vs. S: 1.25 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) only.
S' s Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.3  Med: 2.3 Max: 5.3
Current: 1.25
0.3
5.3
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) -0.56
S's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) is ranked lower than
73% of the 248 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 8.24 vs. S: -0.56 )
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: 14.85 Max: 88.7
Current: -0.56
-25.5
88.7

More Statistics

Revenue (TTM) (Mil) $32,437
EPS (TTM) $ -0.47
Beta1.00
Short Percentage of Float24.30%
52-Week Range $2.18 - 8.61
Shares Outstanding (Mil)3,981.27

Analyst Estimate

Mar17 Mar18 Mar19 Mar20
Revenue (Mil $) 32,801 33,202 33,792 32,852
EPS ($) -0.11 0.15 0.22 0.30
EPS w/o NRI ($) -0.11 0.15 0.22 0.30
EPS Growth Rate
(3Y to 5Y Estimate)
N/A
Dividends Per Share ($)
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