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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 : 7/10

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industry
vs
history
Cash to Debt 0.35
SHEN's Cash to Debt is ranked lower than
57% of the 454 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 0.50 vs. SHEN: 0.35 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Cash to Debt only.
SHEN' s 10-Year Cash to Debt Range
Min: 0.02  Med: 0.32 Max: N/A
Current: 0.35
Equity to Asset 0.44
SHEN's Equity to Asset is ranked higher than
55% of the 429 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 0.41 vs. SHEN: 0.44 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Equity to Asset only.
SHEN' s 10-Year Equity to Asset Range
Min: 0.36  Med: 0.52 Max: 0.72
Current: 0.44
0.36
0.72
Interest Coverage 7.60
SHEN's Interest Coverage is ranked lower than
56% of the 253 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 13.03 vs. SHEN: 7.60 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Interest Coverage only.
SHEN' s 10-Year Interest Coverage Range
Min: 1.56  Med: 6.49 Max: 44.81
Current: 7.6
1.56
44.81
F-Score: 7
Z-Score: 3.02
M-Score: -2.96
WACC vs ROIC
2.25%
9.46%
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
vs
history
Operating margin (%) 19.59
SHEN's Operating margin (%) is ranked higher than
81% of the 452 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 8.26 vs. SHEN: 19.59 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Operating margin (%) only.
SHEN' s 10-Year Operating margin (%) Range
Min: 9.35  Med: 18.27 Max: 40.57
Current: 19.59
9.35
40.57
Net-margin (%) 10.75
SHEN's Net-margin (%) is ranked higher than
74% of the 452 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 4.47 vs. SHEN: 10.75 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Net-margin (%) only.
SHEN' s 10-Year Net-margin (%) Range
Min: 4.87  Med: 12.85 Max: 30.15
Current: 10.75
4.87
30.15
ROE (%) 13.86
SHEN's ROE (%) is ranked higher than
65% of the 429 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 7.78 vs. SHEN: 13.86 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROE (%) only.
SHEN' s 10-Year ROE (%) Range
Min: 5.98  Med: 11.67 Max: 34.85
Current: 13.86
5.98
34.85
ROA (%) 5.83
SHEN's ROA (%) is ranked higher than
67% of the 459 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 3.37 vs. SHEN: 5.83 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROA (%) only.
SHEN' s 10-Year ROA (%) Range
Min: 2.73  Med: 5.60 Max: 18.23
Current: 5.83
2.73
18.23
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) 15.90
SHEN's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
52% of the 456 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 14.51 vs. SHEN: 15.90 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) only.
SHEN' s 10-Year ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: -0.6  Med: 14.93 Max: 34.53
Current: 15.9
-0.6
34.53
Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) 8.40
SHEN's Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
68% of the 384 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 2.00 vs. SHEN: 8.40 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) only.
SHEN' s 10-Year Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: -1.1  Med: 16.10 Max: 33.2
Current: 8.4
-1.1
33.2
EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) 13.00
SHEN's EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
76% of the 322 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 0.70 vs. SHEN: 13.00 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) only.
SHEN' s 10-Year EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: -13.6  Med: 13.00 Max: 45.8
Current: 13
-13.6
45.8
EPS Growth (3Y)(%) 34.60
SHEN's EPS Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
86% of the 295 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.30 vs. SHEN: 34.60 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EPS Growth (3Y)(%) only.
SHEN' s 10-Year EPS Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: -19.9  Med: 11.20 Max: 34.6
Current: 34.6
-19.9
34.6
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Financials


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Cash & Debt
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Guru Trades

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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Q1 2015

SHEN Guru Trades in Q1 2015

Jim Simons 317,300 sh (+12.32%)
Tweedy Browne 39,840 sh (unchged)
Mario Gabelli 84,000 sh (unchged)
Joel Greenblatt 15,133 sh (-2.10%)
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Ratios

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industry
vs
history
P/E(ttm) 23.60
SHEN's P/E(ttm) is ranked lower than
57% of the 298 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 20.20 vs. SHEN: 23.60 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/E(ttm) only.
SHEN' s 10-Year P/E(ttm) Range
Min: 14.14  Med: 21.93 Max: 41.23
Current: 23.6
14.14
41.23
PE(NRI) 23.70
SHEN's PE(NRI) is ranked lower than
55% of the 298 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 20.90 vs. SHEN: 23.70 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PE(NRI) only.
SHEN' s 10-Year PE(NRI) Range
Min: 13.54  Med: 21.55 Max: 40.18
Current: 23.7
13.54
40.18
P/B 3.10
SHEN's P/B is ranked lower than
62% of the 419 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 2.37 vs. SHEN: 3.10 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/B only.
SHEN' s 10-Year P/B Range
Min: 1.08  Med: 2.43 Max: 3.98
Current: 3.1
1.08
3.98
P/S 2.54
SHEN's P/S is ranked lower than
70% of the 444 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.44 vs. SHEN: 2.54 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/S only.
SHEN' s 10-Year P/S Range
Min: 0.89  Med: 2.24 Max: 4.38
Current: 2.54
0.89
4.38
PFCF 18.29
SHEN's PFCF is ranked higher than
53% of the 230 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 18.82 vs. SHEN: 18.29 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PFCF only.
SHEN' s 10-Year PFCF Range
Min: 11.15  Med: 31.22 Max: 570.65
Current: 18.29
11.15
570.65
POCF 7.89
SHEN's POCF is ranked higher than
52% of the 318 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 8.14 vs. SHEN: 7.89 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful POCF only.
SHEN' s 10-Year POCF Range
Min: 2.73  Med: 6.53 Max: 14.18
Current: 7.89
2.73
14.18
EV-to-EBIT 14.60
SHEN's EV-to-EBIT is ranked higher than
58% of the 330 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 15.87 vs. SHEN: 14.60 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EV-to-EBIT only.
SHEN' s 10-Year EV-to-EBIT Range
Min: 8  Med: 14.20 Max: 24
Current: 14.6
8
24
PEG 2.06
SHEN's PEG is ranked higher than
52% of the 137 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 2.09 vs. SHEN: 2.06 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PEG only.
SHEN' s 10-Year PEG Range
Min: 0.71  Med: 1.54 Max: 5.63
Current: 2.06
0.71
5.63
Shiller P/E 33.48
SHEN's Shiller P/E is ranked lower than
78% of the 208 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 18.82 vs. SHEN: 33.48 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Shiller P/E only.
SHEN' s 10-Year Shiller P/E Range
Min: 11.25  Med: 22.14 Max: 37.86
Current: 33.48
11.25
37.86
Current Ratio 2.41
SHEN's Current Ratio is ranked higher than
81% of the 442 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.17 vs. SHEN: 2.41 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Current Ratio only.
SHEN' s 10-Year Current Ratio Range
Min: 0.68  Med: 1.72 Max: 3.22
Current: 2.41
0.68
3.22
Quick Ratio 2.22
SHEN's Quick Ratio is ranked higher than
81% of the 442 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.07 vs. SHEN: 2.22 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Quick Ratio only.
SHEN' s 10-Year Quick Ratio Range
Min: 0.56  Med: 1.56 Max: 3.1
Current: 2.22
0.56
3.1
Days Inventory 24.39
SHEN's Days Inventory is ranked lower than
65% of the 346 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 14.66 vs. SHEN: 24.39 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Inventory only.
SHEN' s 10-Year Days Inventory Range
Min: 14.44  Med: 30.36 Max: 428.92
Current: 24.39
14.44
428.92
Days Sales Outstanding 31.20
SHEN's Days Sales Outstanding is ranked higher than
72% of the 378 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 47.77 vs. SHEN: 31.20 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Sales Outstanding only.
SHEN' s 10-Year Days Sales Outstanding Range
Min: 22.41  Med: 34.07 Max: 66.98
Current: 31.2
22.41
66.98

Dividend & Buy Back

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industry
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history
Dividend Yield 1.37
SHEN's Dividend Yield is ranked lower than
88% of the 678 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 3.45 vs. SHEN: 1.37 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Dividend Yield only.
SHEN' s 10-Year Dividend Yield Range
Min: 0.65  Med: 1.50 Max: 3.62
Current: 1.37
0.65
3.62
Dividend Payout 0.32
SHEN's Dividend Payout is ranked higher than
79% of the 351 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 0.66 vs. SHEN: 0.32 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Dividend Payout only.
SHEN' s 10-Year Dividend Payout Range
Min: 0.24  Med: 1.33 Max: 55
Current: 0.32
0.24
55
Dividend growth (3y) 12.50
SHEN's Dividend growth (3y) is ranked higher than
70% of the 187 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 2.90 vs. SHEN: 12.50 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Dividend growth (3y) only.
SHEN' s 10-Year Dividend growth (3y) Range
Min: 0  Med: 5.70 Max: 26
Current: 12.5
0
26
Yield on cost (5-Year) 1.87
SHEN's Yield on cost (5-Year) is ranked lower than
78% of the 678 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 4.33 vs. SHEN: 1.87 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Yield on cost (5-Year) only.
SHEN' s 10-Year Yield on cost (5-Year) Range
Min: 0.89  Med: 2.05 Max: 4.94
Current: 1.87
0.89
4.94
Share Buyback Rate -0.70
SHEN's Share Buyback Rate is ranked higher than
53% of the 310 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: -1.00 vs. SHEN: -0.70 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Share Buyback Rate only.
SHEN' s 10-Year Share Buyback Rate Range
Min: 0  Med: -0.40 Max: -0.8
Current: -0.7

Valuation & Return

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industry
vs
history
Price/Tangible Book 4.15
SHEN's Price/Tangible Book is ranked lower than
63% of the 301 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 2.85 vs. SHEN: 4.15 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Tangible Book only.
SHEN' s 10-Year Price/Tangible Book Range
Min: 1.2  Med: 2.68 Max: 5.01
Current: 4.15
1.2
5.01
Price/Projected FCF 2.12
SHEN's Price/Projected FCF is ranked lower than
68% of the 193 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.36 vs. SHEN: 2.12 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Projected FCF only.
SHEN' s 10-Year Price/Projected FCF Range
Min: 0.86  Med: 1.79 Max: 3.26
Current: 2.12
0.86
3.26
Price/DCF (Earnings Based) 1.88
SHEN's Price/DCF (Earnings Based) is ranked lower than
69% of the 35 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.56 vs. SHEN: 1.88 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/DCF (Earnings Based) only.
N/A
Price/Median PS Value 1.14
SHEN's Price/Median PS Value is ranked lower than
60% of the 360 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.03 vs. SHEN: 1.14 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Median PS Value only.
SHEN' s 10-Year Price/Median PS Value Range
Min: 0.44  Med: 1.02 Max: 5.1
Current: 1.14
0.44
5.1
Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value 1.84
SHEN's Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value is ranked lower than
63% of the 76 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.48 vs. SHEN: 1.84 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value only.
SHEN' s 10-Year Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value Range
Min: 0.71  Med: 1.54 Max: 4.54
Current: 1.84
0.71
4.54
Price/Graham Number 2.07
SHEN's Price/Graham Number is ranked lower than
61% of the 176 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.58 vs. SHEN: 2.07 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Graham Number only.
SHEN' s 10-Year Price/Graham Number Range
Min: 1.04  Med: 1.59 Max: 3.4
Current: 2.07
1.04
3.4
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) 6.80
SHEN's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
69% of the 447 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 4.70 vs. SHEN: 6.80 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) only.
SHEN' s 10-Year Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: 4.2  Med: 7.00 Max: 12.5
Current: 6.8
4.2
12.5
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) 14.29
SHEN's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) is ranked higher than
62% of the 238 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 9.72 vs. SHEN: 14.29 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) only.
SHEN' s 10-Year Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) Range
Min: 1.3  Med: 14.80 Max: 30.9
Current: 14.29
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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