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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 : 6/10

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industry
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history
Cash to Debt 0.36
TDS's Cash to Debt is ranked higher than
75% of the 973 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 0.30 vs. TDS: 0.36 )
TDS' s 10-Year Cash to Debt Range
Min: 0.02   Max: 1.89
Current: 0.36

0.02
1.89
Equity to Asset 0.46
TDS's Equity to Asset is ranked higher than
82% of the 936 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 0.38 vs. TDS: 0.46 )
TDS' s 10-Year Equity to Asset Range
Min: 0.29   Max: 0.54
Current: 0.46

0.29
0.54
Interest Coverage 2.38
TDS's Interest Coverage is ranked lower than
84% of the 640 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 5.89 vs. TDS: 2.38 )
TDS' s 10-Year Interest Coverage Range
Min: 0.93   Max: 4.32
Current: 2.38

0.93
4.32
F-Score: 4
Z-Score: 1.34
M-Score: -3.51
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 (%) -3.57
TDS's Operating margin (%) is ranked higher than
68% of the 981 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 12.21 vs. TDS: -3.57 )
TDS' s 10-Year Operating margin (%) Range
Min: 2.52   Max: 18.05
Current: -3.57

2.52
18.05
Net-margin (%) -2.57
TDS's Net-margin (%) is ranked higher than
69% of the 981 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 6.04 vs. TDS: -2.57 )
TDS' s 10-Year Net-margin (%) Range
Min: -33.18   Max: 96.14
Current: -2.57

-33.18
96.14
ROE (%) -3.09
TDS's ROE (%) is ranked higher than
70% of the 951 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 11.00 vs. TDS: -3.09 )
TDS' s 10-Year ROE (%) Range
Min: -30.28   Max: 69.89
Current: -3.09

-30.28
69.89
ROA (%) -1.44
TDS's ROA (%) is ranked higher than
69% of the 987 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 4.22 vs. TDS: -1.44 )
TDS' s 10-Year ROA (%) Range
Min: -11.25   Max: 31.88
Current: -1.44

-11.25
31.88
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) -4.55
TDS's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
69% of the 986 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 20.31 vs. TDS: -4.55 )
TDS' s 10-Year ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: 3.58   Max: 20.28
Current: -4.55

3.58
20.28
Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) -0.20
TDS's Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
77% of the 850 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 3.20 vs. TDS: -0.20 )
TDS' s 10-Year Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: -0.2   Max: 35.2
Current: -0.2

-0.2
35.2
EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) 7.20
TDS's EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
72% of the 769 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.90 vs. TDS: 7.20 )
TDS' s 10-Year EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: -31.5   Max: 82.4
Current: 7.2

-31.5
82.4
EPS Growth (3Y)(%) -0.30
TDS's EPS Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked lower than
74% of the 728 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 3.50 vs. TDS: -0.30 )
TDS' s 10-Year EPS Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: -47.5   Max: 35.5
Current: -0.3

-47.5
35.5
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Financials


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

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Guru Trades

Q1 2014

TDS Guru Trades in Q1 2014

John Rogers 112,530 sh (New)
CI Can Am Small Cap 149,100 sh (unchged)
Jean-Marie Eveillard 27,500 sh (unchged)
Chuck Royce 1,411,660 sh (unchged)
Mario Gabelli 4,758,165 sh (-0.87%)
Jim Simons 1,656,292 sh (-11.88%)
Paul Tudor Jones 34,825 sh (-24.03%)
Steven Cohen 9,963 sh (-64.06%)
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Q2 2014

TDS Guru Trades in Q2 2014

Chuck Royce 1,411,660 sh (unchged)
Jean-Marie Eveillard 27,500 sh (unchged)
John Rogers Sold Out
Mario Gabelli 4,713,132 sh (-0.95%)
Paul Tudor Jones 29,660 sh (-14.83%)
Jim Simons 1,170,892 sh (-29.31%)
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Q3 2014

TDS Guru Trades in Q3 2014

Paul Tudor Jones 42,820 sh (+44.37%)
Jim Simons 1,385,392 sh (+18.32%)
Mario Gabelli 4,892,191 sh (+3.8%)
Chuck Royce 1,411,660 sh (unchged)
CI Can Am Small Cap 149,100 sh (unchged)
Jean-Marie Eveillard 27,500 sh (unchged)
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Q4 2014

TDS Guru Trades in Q4 2014

Jim Simons 1,681,551 sh (+21.38%)
Chuck Royce 1,461,660 sh (+3.54%)
Mario Gabelli 4,667,026 sh (-4.6%)
Paul Tudor Jones 38,262 sh (-10.64%)
Jean-Marie Eveillard 17,500 sh (-36.36%)
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Insider Trades

Latest Guru Trades with TDS

(List those with share number changes of more than 20%, or impact to portfolio more than 0.1%)

GuruDate Trades Impact to Portfolio Price Range * (?) Current Price Change from Average Current Shares
Jean-Marie Eveillard 2014-12-31 Reduce -36.36%$22.23 - $26.35 $ 24.851%17500
John Rogers 2014-06-30 Sold Out 0.04%$25.22 - $27.71 $ 24.85-6%0
John Rogers 2014-03-31 New Buy0.04%$22.38 - $27.84 $ 24.85-2%112530
Jean-Marie Eveillard 2013-12-31 New Buy$24.59 - $31.38 $ 24.85-12%27500
Mario Gabelli 2012-03-31 Add 48.95%0.31%$22.88 - $28.88 $ 24.853%5578564
Ray Dalio 2011-12-31 Sold Out 0.12%$18.2889 - $24.7286 $ 24.8512%0
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Ratios

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industry
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history
Forward P/E 24.88
TDS's Forward P/E is ranked higher than
85% of the 1046 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 24.27 vs. TDS: 24.88 )
N/A
P/B 0.70
TDS's P/B is ranked higher than
98% of the 1046 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 2.91 vs. TDS: 0.70 )
TDS' s 10-Year P/B Range
Min: 0.52   Max: 2.24
Current: 0.7

0.52
2.24
P/S 0.54
TDS's P/S is ranked higher than
93% of the 1046 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.81 vs. TDS: 0.54 )
TDS' s 10-Year P/S Range
Min: 0.39   Max: 1.85
Current: 0.54

0.39
1.85
POCF 4.97
TDS's POCF is ranked higher than
87% of the 1046 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 8.67 vs. TDS: 4.97 )
TDS' s 10-Year POCF Range
Min: 1.62   Max: 9.98
Current: 4.97

1.62
9.98
Shiller P/E 32.90
TDS's Shiller P/E is ranked higher than
87% of the 1046 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 37.21 vs. TDS: 32.90 )
TDS' s 10-Year Shiller P/E Range
Min: 9.55   Max: 44.68
Current: 32.9

9.55
44.68
Current Ratio 1.46
TDS's Current Ratio is ranked higher than
87% of the 965 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.04 vs. TDS: 1.46 )
TDS' s 10-Year Current Ratio Range
Min: 0.39   Max: 2.49
Current: 1.46

0.39
2.49
Quick Ratio 1.29
TDS's Quick Ratio is ranked higher than
85% of the 965 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 0.97 vs. TDS: 1.29 )
TDS' s 10-Year Quick Ratio Range
Min: 0.32   Max: 2.37
Current: 1.29

0.32
2.37
Days Inventory 29.78
TDS's Days Inventory is ranked higher than
80% of the 1046 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 25.26 vs. TDS: 29.78 )
TDS' s 10-Year Days Inventory Range
Min: 12.14   Max: 33.24
Current: 29.78

12.14
33.24
Days Sales Outstanding 11.36
TDS's Days Sales Outstanding is ranked higher than
82% of the 1046 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 54.13 vs. TDS: 11.36 )
TDS' s 10-Year Days Sales Outstanding Range
Min: 27.03   Max: 68.66
Current: 11.36

27.03
68.66

Dividend & Buy Back

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history
Dividend Yield 2.16
TDS's Dividend Yield is ranked lower than
70% of the 693 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 3.47 vs. TDS: 2.16 )
TDS' s 10-Year Dividend Yield Range
Min: 0.53   Max: 2.4
Current: 2.16

0.53
2.4
Dividend growth (3y) 7.20
TDS's Dividend growth (3y) is ranked higher than
89% of the 544 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 3.00 vs. TDS: 7.20 )
TDS' s 10-Year Dividend growth (3y) Range
Min: 4.6   Max: 8
Current: 7.2

4.6
8
Yield on cost (5-Year) 2.88
TDS's Yield on cost (5-Year) is ranked lower than
59% of the 702 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 3.93 vs. TDS: 2.88 )
TDS' s 10-Year Yield on cost (5-Year) Range
Min: 0.73   Max: 3.29
Current: 2.88

0.73
3.29
Share Buyback Rate 0.40
TDS's Share Buyback Rate is ranked higher than
87% of the 712 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: -0.20 vs. TDS: 0.40 )
TDS' s 10-Year Share Buyback Rate Range
Min: 8.2   Max: -9.1
Current: 0.4

Valuation & Return

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history
Price/Tangible Book 1.80
TDS's Price/Tangible Book is ranked higher than
90% of the 1046 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 13.63 vs. TDS: 1.80 )
TDS' s 10-Year Price/Tangible Book Range
Min: 0.89   Max: 18.99
Current: 1.8

0.89
18.99
Price/DCF (Projected) 0.70
TDS's Price/DCF (Projected) is ranked higher than
95% of the 1046 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.94 vs. TDS: 0.70 )
TDS' s 10-Year Price/DCF (Projected) Range
Min: 0.41   Max: 5.48
Current: 0.7

0.41
5.48
Price/Median PS Value 0.80
TDS's Price/Median PS Value is ranked higher than
92% of the 1046 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.18 vs. TDS: 0.80 )
TDS' s 10-Year Price/Median PS Value Range
Min: 0.57   Max: 4.3
Current: 0.8

0.57
4.3
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) -4.20
TDS's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) is ranked higher than
67% of the 976 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 5.80 vs. TDS: -4.20 )
TDS' s 10-Year Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) Range
Min: -4.2   Max: 14
Current: -4.2

-4.2
14
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) 2.88
TDS's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) is ranked higher than
74% of the 688 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 9.04 vs. TDS: 2.88 )
TDS' s 10-Year Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) Range
Min: -3.1   Max: 23.6
Current: 2.88

-3.1
23.6

Business Description

Industry: Communication Services » Telecom Services
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Traded in other countries:TDA1.Germany, TDSNA.USA,
Telephone and Data Systems, Inc., was incorporated in 1968. The Company is a diversified telecommunications company providing telecommunications services. As of December 31, 2013, the Company had approximately 4.8 million wireless customers and 1.1 million wireline and cable connections. The Company conducts its wireless operations through its subsidiary, United States Cellular Corporation and provides wireline services, cable services and hosted and managed services through its subsidiary, TDS Telecommunications Corporation. Further, TDS conducts printing and distribution services through its subsidiary, Suttle-Straus, Inc., and provides wireless services through its subsidiary, Airadigm Communications, Inc. TDS has four reportable segments: U.S. Cellular, TDS Telecom, Wireline, Cable and HMS operations, and the Non-Reportable Segment. The Wireline segment consists of the former ILEC and CLEC segments. The Cable segment consists of Baja Broadband, LLC. The HMS segment remains unchanged except that it now uses a unified brand name, OneNeck IT Solutions. All of TDS' segments operate in the United States except for HMS, which includes an insignificant foreign operation. U.S. Cellular is a wireless telecommunications service provider. It competes with companies like Verizon Wireless, AT&T Mobility, Sprint, and T-Mobile USA, among others. TDS Telecom provides diversified telecommunications services including wireline and cable broadband, video and voice and hosted and managed services. Wireline operations provide retail telecommunications services to both residential and commercial customers that reside within its respective service territories. Wireline also provides services to wholesale customers, who are primarily interexchange carriers that compensate TDS Telecom for the use of its facilities to originate and terminate their voice and data transmissions. Cable offers advanced video, broadband and voice services utilizing a modernized network. Each of these services has features which can be subscribed to on a stand-alone basis or in a bundle. Cable competes against the incumbent local telephone providers, who primarily offer DSL-based services. HMS provides IT equipment and solutions to meet its business customers' needs across several broad product categories: colocation, hosted and managed-services, cloud services and solutions provider services. HMS operates fault tolerant, continuously maintainable data center facilities. HMS' portfolio of hosted and managed services covers servers, voice and data networks, Microsoft Exchange environments, storage, and service desk capabilities on equipment located both within HMS data centers and at customer locations. The competitors for HMS include large diversified telecommunications and technology companies that target Fortune 500 sized companies as well as smaller independent companies that provide selective fixed services for mid-sized business customers.
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