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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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history
Cash to Debt 0.17
SHEN's Cash to Debt is ranked higher than
66% of the 802 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 0.40 vs. SHEN: 0.17 )
SHEN' s 10-Year Cash to Debt Range
Min: 0.03   Max: 1.05
Current: 0.17

0.03
1.05
Equity to Asset 0.39
SHEN's Equity to Asset is ranked higher than
74% of the 794 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 0.40 vs. SHEN: 0.39 )
SHEN' s 10-Year Equity to Asset Range
Min: 0.36   Max: 0.68
Current: 0.39

0.36
0.68
Interest Coverage 6.54
SHEN's Interest Coverage is ranked higher than
74% of the 545 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 7.87 vs. SHEN: 6.54 )
SHEN' s 10-Year Interest Coverage Range
Min: 1.56   Max: 44.81
Current: 6.54

1.56
44.81
F-Score: 8
Z-Score: 2.52
M-Score: -2.62
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 : 9/10

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history
Operating margin (%) 17.93
SHEN's Operating margin (%) is ranked higher than
88% of the 768 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 12.93 vs. SHEN: 17.93 )
SHEN' s 10-Year Operating margin (%) Range
Min: 9.35   Max: 40.57
Current: 17.93

9.35
40.57
Net-margin (%) 9.58
SHEN's Net-margin (%) is ranked higher than
85% of the 768 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 7.37 vs. SHEN: 9.58 )
SHEN' s 10-Year Net-margin (%) Range
Min: 4.87   Max: 30.15
Current: 9.58

4.87
30.15
ROE (%) 12.63
SHEN's ROE (%) is ranked higher than
80% of the 743 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 12.53 vs. SHEN: 12.63 )
SHEN' s 10-Year ROE (%) Range
Min: 5.9   Max: 29.99
Current: 12.63

5.9
29.99
ROA (%) 4.96
SHEN's ROA (%) is ranked higher than
78% of the 772 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 5.13 vs. SHEN: 4.96 )
SHEN' s 10-Year ROA (%) Range
Min: 2.71   Max: 17.18
Current: 4.96

2.71
17.18
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) 12.87
SHEN's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
71% of the 764 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 22.84 vs. SHEN: 12.87 )
SHEN' s 10-Year ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: 4.81   Max: 23.61
Current: 12.87

4.81
23.61
Revenue Growth (%) 16.10
SHEN's Revenue Growth (%) is ranked higher than
92% of the 684 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 3.30 vs. SHEN: 16.10 )
SHEN' s 10-Year Revenue Growth (%) Range
Min: -1.1   Max: 33.2
Current: 16.1

-1.1
33.2
EBITDA Growth (%) 13.80
SHEN's EBITDA Growth (%) is ranked higher than
89% of the 611 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.70 vs. SHEN: 13.80 )
SHEN' s 10-Year EBITDA Growth (%) Range
Min: -13.6   Max: 45.8
Current: 13.8

-13.6
45.8
EPS Growth (%) 15.90
SHEN's EPS Growth (%) is ranked higher than
87% of the 552 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.50 vs. SHEN: 15.90 )
SHEN' s 10-Year EPS Growth (%) Range
Min: -19.9   Max: 34.1
Current: 15.9

-19.9
34.1
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Guru Trades

Q1 2013

SHEN Guru Trades in Q1 2013

Mario Gabelli 82,692 sh (+35.56%)
Jim Simons 109,800 sh (+13.9%)
Tweedy Browne 39,840 sh (unchged)
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Q2 2013

SHEN Guru Trades in Q2 2013

Jim Simons 120,300 sh (+9.56%)
Mario Gabelli 84,628 sh (+2.34%)
Tweedy Browne 39,840 sh (unchged)
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Q3 2013

SHEN Guru Trades in Q3 2013

Jim Simons 138,100 sh (+14.8%)
Mario Gabelli 84,628 sh (unchged)
Tweedy Browne 39,840 sh (unchged)
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Q4 2013

SHEN Guru Trades in Q4 2013

Jim Simons 218,500 sh (+58.22%)
Tweedy Browne 39,840 sh (unchged)
Mario Gabelli 84,628 sh (unchged)
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Insider Trades

Latest Guru Trades with SHEN

GuruDate Trades Impact to Portfolio Price Range * (?) Current Price Change from Average Current Shares
Mario Gabelli 2013-03-31 Add 35.56%$13.76 - $16.04 $ 29.96103%82692
Mario Gabelli 2012-12-31 Add 335.71%0.01%$12.92 - $18.71 $ 29.9697%61000
Mario Gabelli 2012-06-30 New Buy$10.12 - $13.39 $ 29.96171%14000
Mario Gabelli 2011-03-31 Sold Out $15.77 - $19.37 $ 29.9673%0
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Ratios

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history
P/E(ttm) 24.20
SHEN's P/E(ttm) is ranked higher than
61% of the 640 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 16.50 vs. SHEN: 24.20 )
SHEN' s 10-Year P/E(ttm) Range
Min: 4.79   Max: 41.23
Current: 24.2

4.79
41.23
P/B 3.07
SHEN's P/B is ranked higher than
62% of the 735 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 2.26 vs. SHEN: 3.07 )
SHEN' s 10-Year P/B Range
Min: 1.08   Max: 3.96
Current: 3.07

1.08
3.96
P/S 2.34
SHEN's P/S is ranked higher than
51% of the 823 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.47 vs. SHEN: 2.34 )
SHEN' s 10-Year P/S Range
Min: 0.89   Max: 4.38
Current: 2.34

0.89
4.38
EV-to-EBIT 16.46
SHEN's EV-to-EBIT is ranked higher than
62% of the 713 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 14.19 vs. SHEN: 16.46 )
SHEN' s 10-Year EV-to-EBIT Range
Min: 8   Max: 24
Current: 16.46

8
24
PEG 2.14
SHEN's PEG is ranked higher than
74% of the 407 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 2.51 vs. SHEN: 2.14 )
SHEN' s 10-Year PEG Range
Min: 0.71   Max: 5.63
Current: 2.14

0.71
5.63
Shiller P/E 34.82
SHEN's Shiller P/E is ranked higher than
50% of the 486 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 15.99 vs. SHEN: 34.82 )
SHEN' s 10-Year Shiller P/E Range
Min: 11.25   Max: 38.9
Current: 34.82

11.25
38.9

Dividend & Buy Back

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Dividend Yield 1.20
SHEN's Dividend Yield is ranked lower than
84% of the 572 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 3.67 vs. SHEN: 1.20 )
SHEN' s 10-Year Dividend Yield Range
Min: 0.96   Max: 3.46
Current: 1.2

0.96
3.46
Dividend Payout 0.34
SHEN's Dividend Payout is ranked higher than
87% of the 453 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 0.61 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) 2.90
SHEN's Dividend growth (3y) is ranked higher than
87% of the 390 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.60 vs. SHEN: 2.90 )
SHEN' s 10-Year Dividend growth (3y) Range
Min: 0   Max: 26
Current: 2.9

0
26
Yield on cost (5-Year) 1.35
SHEN's Yield on cost (5-Year) is ranked lower than
76% of the 580 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 3.80 vs. SHEN: 1.35 )
SHEN' s 10-Year Yield on cost (5-Year) Range
Min: 1.08   Max: 3.9
Current: 1.35

1.08
3.9
Share Buyback Rate -0.40
SHEN's Share Buyback Rate is ranked higher than
83% of the 567 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: -0.20 vs. SHEN: -0.40 )
SHEN' s 10-Year Share Buyback Rate Range
Min: 0   Max: -0.8
Current: -0.4

Valuation & Return

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Price/Tangible Book 4.41
SHEN's Price/Tangible Book is ranked higher than
56% of the 502 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 3.30 vs. SHEN: 4.41 )
SHEN' s 10-Year Price/Tangible Book Range
Min: 1.99   Max: 5.01
Current: 4.41

1.99
5.01
Price/DCF (Projected) 3.45
SHEN's Price/DCF (Projected) is ranked higher than
54% of the 486 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.00 vs. SHEN: 3.45 )
SHEN' s 10-Year Price/DCF (Projected) Range
Min: 0.94   Max: 3.05
Current: 3.45

0.94
3.05
Price/Median PS Value 1.10
SHEN's Price/Median PS Value is ranked higher than
64% of the 724 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.00 vs. SHEN: 1.10 )
SHEN' s 10-Year Price/Median PS Value Range
Min: 0.47   Max: 2.07
Current: 1.1

0.47
2.07
Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value 2.36
SHEN's Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value is ranked higher than
57% of the 213 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.03 vs. SHEN: 2.36 )
SHEN' s 10-Year Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value Range
Min: 0.87   Max: 3.85
Current: 2.36

0.87
3.85
Price/Graham Number 2.18
SHEN's Price/Graham Number is ranked higher than
61% of the 425 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.85 vs. SHEN: 2.18 )
SHEN' s 10-Year Price/Graham Number Range
Min: 1.2   Max: 2.3
Current: 2.18

1.2
2.3
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) 6.10
SHEN's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) is ranked higher than
66% of the 719 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 6.90 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) 11.13
SHEN's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) is ranked higher than
85% of the 626 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 8.68 vs. SHEN: 11.13 )
SHEN' s 10-Year Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) Range
Min: 0.8   Max: 29.2
Current: 11.13

0.8
29.2

Business Description

Industry: Communication Services » Telecom Services
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Traded in other countries:SH9.Germany
Shenandoah Telecommunications Co is a telecommunications holding company that, through its operating subsidiaries, provides both regulated and unregulated telecommunications services to end-user customers and other communications providers in the southeastern United States. 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: (1) Wireless, (2) Wireline, and (3) Cable; and a fourth segment, other, which primarily consists of parent company activities. 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 150 towers and leases tower space in the PCS service territory in Virginia, West Virginia, Maryland and Pennsylvania to PCS and has 219 leases to other wireless communications providers at December 31, 2012. 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 22,297 customers as of December 31, 2012, 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 approximately 996 dial-up customers and 996 digital subscriber line, or DSL, customers at December 31, 2012. 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 Other segment includes Shenandoah Telecommunications Company, which provides investing and management services to its subsidiaries. This segment also includes certain corporate and general overhead costs historically charged to Converged Services. The company's operations are subject to regulation by the Federal Communications Commission (FCC)

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