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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 : 8/10

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industry
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Cash to Debt 0.31
SHEN's Cash to Debt is ranked higher than
75% of the 1039 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 0.28 vs. SHEN: 0.31 )
SHEN' s 10-Year Cash to Debt Range
Min: 0.03   Max: 0.81
Current: 0.31

0.03
0.81
Equity to Asset 0.42
SHEN's Equity to Asset is ranked higher than
79% of the 992 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 0.36 vs. SHEN: 0.42 )
SHEN' s 10-Year Equity to Asset Range
Min: 0.36   Max: 0.68
Current: 0.42

0.36
0.68
Interest Coverage 7.60
SHEN's Interest Coverage is ranked higher than
77% of the 633 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 6.57 vs. SHEN: 7.60 )
SHEN' s 10-Year Interest Coverage Range
Min: 1.56   Max: 44.81
Current: 7.6

1.56
44.81
F-Score: 7
Z-Score: 2.94
M-Score: -2.98
WACC vs ROIC
12.69%
9.00%
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 : 8/10

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industry
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history
Operating margin (%) 18.95
SHEN's Operating margin (%) is ranked higher than
91% of the 1039 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 11.66 vs. SHEN: 18.95 )
SHEN' s 10-Year Operating margin (%) Range
Min: 9.35   Max: 40.57
Current: 18.95

9.35
40.57
Net-margin (%) 10.36
SHEN's Net-margin (%) is ranked higher than
88% of the 1043 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 5.91 vs. SHEN: 10.36 )
SHEN' s 10-Year Net-margin (%) Range
Min: 4.87   Max: 30.15
Current: 10.36

4.87
30.15
ROE (%) 13.57
SHEN's ROE (%) is ranked higher than
84% of the 998 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 11.39 vs. SHEN: 13.57 )
SHEN' s 10-Year ROE (%) Range
Min: 5.98   Max: 34.85
Current: 13.57

5.98
34.85
ROA (%) 5.59
SHEN's ROA (%) is ranked higher than
84% of the 1049 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 3.99 vs. SHEN: 5.59 )
SHEN' s 10-Year ROA (%) Range
Min: 2.73   Max: 18.23
Current: 5.59

2.73
18.23
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) 14.66
SHEN's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
78% of the 1041 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 20.31 vs. SHEN: 14.66 )
SHEN' s 10-Year ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: 5.35   Max: 29.53
Current: 14.66

5.35
29.53
Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) 8.40
SHEN's Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
86% of the 906 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.90 vs. SHEN: 8.40 )
SHEN' s 10-Year Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: -1.1   Max: 33.2
Current: 8.4

-1.1
33.2
EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) 13.00
SHEN's EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
91% of the 824 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.90 vs. SHEN: 13.00 )
SHEN' s 10-Year EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: -13.6   Max: 45.8
Current: 13

-13.6
45.8
EPS Growth (3Y)(%) 34.60
SHEN's EPS Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
95% of the 739 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 2.40 vs. SHEN: 34.60 )
SHEN' s 10-Year EPS Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: -19.9   Max: 34.6
Current: 34.6

-19.9
34.6
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Financials


Revenue & Net Income
Cash & Debt
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Guru Trades

Q1 2014

SHEN Guru Trades in Q1 2014

Jim Simons 259,700 sh (+18.86%)
Tweedy Browne 39,840 sh (unchged)
Mario Gabelli 84,628 sh (unchged)
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Q2 2014

SHEN Guru Trades in Q2 2014

Jim Simons 262,400 sh (+1.04%)
Tweedy Browne 39,840 sh (unchged)
Mario Gabelli 84,628 sh (unchged)
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Q3 2014

SHEN Guru Trades in Q3 2014

Joel Greenblatt 12,522 sh (New)
Jim Simons 265,700 sh (+1.26%)
Tweedy Browne 39,840 sh (unchged)
Mario Gabelli 84,000 sh (-0.74%)
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Q4 2014

SHEN Guru Trades in Q4 2014

Joel Greenblatt 15,458 sh (+23.45%)
Jim Simons 282,500 sh (+6.32%)
Mario Gabelli 84,000 sh (unchged)
Tweedy Browne 39,840 sh (unchged)
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Ratios

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industry
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history
P/E(ttm) 25.70
SHEN's P/E(ttm) is ranked higher than
78% of the 1168 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 28.00 vs. SHEN: 25.70 )
SHEN' s 10-Year P/E(ttm) Range
Min: 14.14   Max: 41.23
Current: 25.7

14.14
41.23
PE(NRI) 25.50
SHEN's PE(NRI) is ranked higher than
84% of the 1168 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 33.90 vs. SHEN: 25.50 )
SHEN' s 10-Year PE(NRI) Range
Min: 13.54   Max: 40.18
Current: 25.5

13.54
40.18
P/B 3.30
SHEN's P/B is ranked higher than
69% of the 1168 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 3.10 vs. SHEN: 3.30 )
SHEN' s 10-Year P/B Range
Min: 1.08   Max: 3.96
Current: 3.3

1.08
3.96
P/S 2.70
SHEN's P/S is ranked higher than
60% of the 1168 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.90 vs. SHEN: 2.70 )
SHEN' s 10-Year P/S Range
Min: 0.89   Max: 4.38
Current: 2.7

0.89
4.38
PFCF 18.50
SHEN's PFCF is ranked higher than
82% of the 1168 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 53.40 vs. SHEN: 18.50 )
SHEN' s 10-Year PFCF Range
Min: 11.15   Max: 570.65
Current: 18.5

11.15
570.65
POCF 7.49
SHEN's POCF is ranked higher than
86% of the 1168 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 9.88 vs. SHEN: 7.49 )
SHEN' s 10-Year POCF Range
Min: 2.73   Max: 14.18
Current: 7.49

2.73
14.18
EV-to-EBIT 16.35
SHEN's EV-to-EBIT is ranked higher than
85% of the 1168 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 19.81 vs. SHEN: 16.35 )
SHEN' s 10-Year EV-to-EBIT Range
Min: 8   Max: 24
Current: 16.35

8
24
PEG 2.22
SHEN's PEG is ranked higher than
94% of the 1168 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 0.00 vs. SHEN: 2.22 )
SHEN' s 10-Year PEG Range
Min: 0.71   Max: 5.63
Current: 2.22

0.71
5.63
Shiller P/E 39.30
SHEN's Shiller P/E is ranked higher than
75% of the 1168 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 95.47 vs. SHEN: 39.30 )
SHEN' s 10-Year Shiller P/E Range
Min: 11.39   Max: 39.4
Current: 39.3

11.39
39.4
Current Ratio 2.17
SHEN's Current Ratio is ranked higher than
91% of the 1018 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.02 vs. SHEN: 2.17 )
SHEN' s 10-Year Current Ratio Range
Min: 0.77   Max: 3.59
Current: 2.17

0.77
3.59
Quick Ratio 2.02
SHEN's Quick Ratio is ranked higher than
91% of the 1018 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 0.96 vs. SHEN: 2.02 )
SHEN' s 10-Year Quick Ratio Range
Min: 0.63   Max: 3.14
Current: 2.02

0.63
3.14
Days Inventory 24.36
SHEN's Days Inventory is ranked higher than
82% of the 1168 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 25.26 vs. SHEN: 24.36 )
SHEN' s 10-Year Days Inventory Range
Min: 14.44   Max: 428.92
Current: 24.36

14.44
428.92
Days Sales Outstanding 33.91
SHEN's Days Sales Outstanding is ranked higher than
89% of the 1168 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 57.32 vs. SHEN: 33.91 )
SHEN' s 10-Year Days Sales Outstanding Range
Min: 22.41   Max: 66.98
Current: 33.91

22.41
66.98

Dividend & Buy Back

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Dividend Yield 1.30
SHEN's Dividend Yield is ranked lower than
81% of the 740 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 3.45 vs. SHEN: 1.30 )
SHEN' s 10-Year Dividend Yield Range
Min: 0.65   Max: 3.62
Current: 1.3

0.65
3.62
Dividend Payout 0.34
SHEN's Dividend Payout is ranked higher than
93% of the 1168 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 2.74 vs. SHEN: 0.34 )
SHEN' s 10-Year Dividend Payout Range
Min: 0.09   Max: 0.62
Current: 0.34

0.09
0.62
Dividend growth (3y) 12.50
SHEN's Dividend growth (3y) is ranked higher than
91% of the 581 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 2.30 vs. SHEN: 12.50 )
SHEN' s 10-Year Dividend growth (3y) Range
Min: 0   Max: 26
Current: 12.5

0
26
Yield on cost (5-Year) 1.77
SHEN's Yield on cost (5-Year) is ranked lower than
72% of the 749 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 4.10 vs. SHEN: 1.77 )
SHEN' s 10-Year Yield on cost (5-Year) Range
Min: 0.89   Max: 4.94
Current: 1.77

0.89
4.94
Share Buyback Rate -0.70
SHEN's Share Buyback Rate is ranked higher than
81% of the 742 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: -0.30 vs. SHEN: -0.70 )
SHEN' s 10-Year Share Buyback Rate Range
Min: 0   Max: -0.8
Current: -0.7

Valuation & Return

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Price/Tangible Book 4.50
SHEN's Price/Tangible Book is ranked higher than
82% of the 1168 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 15.80 vs. SHEN: 4.50 )
SHEN' s 10-Year Price/Tangible Book Range
Min: 1.2   Max: 5.01
Current: 4.5

1.2
5.01
Price/DCF (Projected) 2.30
SHEN's Price/DCF (Projected) is ranked higher than
85% of the 1168 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 4.50 vs. SHEN: 2.30 )
SHEN' s 10-Year Price/DCF (Projected) Range
Min: 0.94   Max: 3.05
Current: 2.3

0.94
3.05
Price/Median PS Value 1.20
SHEN's Price/Median PS Value is ranked higher than
77% of the 1168 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.20 vs. SHEN: 1.20 )
SHEN' s 10-Year Price/Median PS Value Range
Min: 0.45   Max: 1.99
Current: 1.2

0.45
1.99
Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value 2.10
SHEN's Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value is ranked higher than
95% of the 1168 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 0.00 vs. SHEN: 2.10 )
SHEN' s 10-Year Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value Range
Min: 0.87   Max: 3.85
Current: 2.1

0.87
3.85
Price/Graham Number 2.30
SHEN's Price/Graham Number is ranked higher than
88% of the 1168 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 0.00 vs. SHEN: 2.30 )
SHEN' s 10-Year Price/Graham Number Range
Min: 1.2   Max: 2.3
Current: 2.3

1.2
2.3
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) 6.10
SHEN's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) is ranked higher than
78% of the 1033 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 5.80 vs. SHEN: 6.10 )
SHEN' s 10-Year Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) Range
Min: 4.2   Max: 12.5
Current: 6.1

4.2
12.5
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) 13.76
SHEN's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) is ranked higher than
87% of the 682 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 8.41 vs. SHEN: 13.76 )
SHEN' s 10-Year Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) Range
Min: 1.3   Max: 30.9
Current: 13.76

1.3
30.9

Business Description

Industry: Communication Services » Telecom Services
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Traded in other countries:SH9.Germany,
Shenandoah Telecommunications Co was incorporated in 1902. Company is a diversified telecommunications holding company that, through its operating subsidiaries, provides both regulated and unregulated telecommunications services to end-user customers and other telecommunications providers in Virginia, West Virginia, central Pennsylvania and western Maryland. The Company offers a comprehensive suite of voice, video and data communications services based on the products and services provided by the Company's operating subsidiaries. The Company has three reportable segments: Wireless, Cable, and Wireline. The business of the Wireless segment is conducted principally by the Company's Shenandoah Personal Communications Company (PCS) subsidiary. As a Sprint PCS Affiliate of Sprint Nextel, this subsidiary provides digital wireless service to a portion of a four-state area covering the region from Harrisburg, York and Altoona, Pennsylvania, to Harrisonburg, Virginia. Through the Company's Shenandoah Mobile Company subsidiary, the Wireless segment provides tower rental space to affiliates and non-affiliates in the Company's PCS service area. This subsidiary owns 153 towers and leases tower space in the PCS service territory in Virginia, West Virginia, Maryland and Pennsylvania to PCS and has 217 leases to other wireless communications providers at December 31, 2013. The business of the Company's Wireline segment is conducted primarily by its Shenandoah Telephone Company subsidiary. This subsidiary provides both regulated and unregulated telephone services and leases fiber optic facilities primarily throughout the Northern Shenandoah Valley. This subsidiary provides both regulated and non-regulated telephone services to approximately 22,060 customers as of December 31, 2013, primarily in Shenandoah County and small service areas in Rockingham, Frederick, and Warren counties in Virginia, and in northwestern Augusta County, Virginia. In this segment ShenTel Service Company primarily provides information services and Internet access to customers in the northern Shenandoah Valley and surrounding areas. The Internet service has 12,585 digital subscriber line, or DSL, customers at December 31, 2013. The business of the Company's Cable segment has historically been conducted by its Shenandoah Cable Television Company (Shenandoah Cable) subsidiary. This subsidiary provides coaxial cable-based television service throughout portions of Shenandoah County, Virginia, under franchise agreements with the County and the incorporated municipalities within the County. The company's operations are subject to regulation by the Federal Communications Commission, the Virginia State Corporation Commission, the West Virginia Public Service Commission, other state public utility and service commissions and other federal, state, and local governmental agencies.
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