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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
vs
history
Cash to Debt 0.32
TDS's Cash to Debt is ranked lower than
60% of the 450 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 0.51 vs. TDS: 0.32 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Cash to Debt only.
TDS' s 10-Year Cash to Debt Range
Min: 0.02  Med: 0.34 Max: 1.89
Current: 0.32
0.02
1.89
Equity to Asset 0.45
TDS's Equity to Asset is ranked higher than
57% of the 423 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 0.41 vs. TDS: 0.45 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Equity to Asset only.
TDS' s 10-Year Equity to Asset Range
Min: 0.29  Med: 0.46 Max: 0.54
Current: 0.45
0.29
0.54
F-Score: 4
Z-Score: 1.48
M-Score: -2.73
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 : 6/10

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industry
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history
Operating margin (%) 1.42
TDS's Operating margin (%) is ranked lower than
71% of the 448 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 8.26 vs. TDS: 1.42 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Operating margin (%) only.
TDS' s 10-Year Operating margin (%) Range
Min: -3.79  Med: 9.55 Max: 18.05
Current: 1.42
-3.79
18.05
Net-margin (%) -0.18
TDS's Net-margin (%) is ranked lower than
69% of the 448 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 4.47 vs. TDS: -0.18 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Net-margin (%) only.
TDS' s 10-Year Net-margin (%) Range
Min: -33.18  Med: 3.31 Max: 96.14
Current: -0.18
-33.18
96.14
ROE (%) -0.22
TDS's ROE (%) is ranked lower than
71% of the 425 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 7.78 vs. TDS: -0.22 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROE (%) only.
TDS' s 10-Year ROE (%) Range
Min: -30.29  Med: 3.49 Max: 69.88
Current: -0.22
-30.29
69.88
ROA (%) -0.10
TDS's ROA (%) is ranked lower than
68% of the 455 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 3.37 vs. TDS: -0.10 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROA (%) only.
TDS' s 10-Year ROA (%) Range
Min: -11.25  Med: 1.56 Max: 31.88
Current: -0.1
-11.25
31.88
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) 5.82
TDS's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked lower than
68% of the 452 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 14.59 vs. TDS: 5.82 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) only.
TDS' s 10-Year ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: -49.09  Med: 11.26 Max: 116.31
Current: 5.82
-49.09
116.31
Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) -0.90
TDS's Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked lower than
58% of the 381 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 2.00 vs. TDS: -0.90 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) only.
TDS' s 10-Year Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: -0.9  Med: 8.00 Max: 35.2
Current: -0.9
-0.9
35.2
EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) -13.80
TDS's EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked lower than
77% of the 319 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 0.70 vs. TDS: -13.80 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) only.
TDS' s 10-Year EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: -31.5  Med: 7.20 Max: 82.4
Current: -13.8
-31.5
82.4
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Guru Trades

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 (+3.80%)
CI Can Am Small Cap 149,100 sh (unchged)
Chuck Royce 1,411,660 sh (unchged)
First Eagle Investment 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 4,743,778 sh (unchged)
Mario Gabelli 4,743,778 sh (unchged)
Mario Gabelli 4,667,026 sh (-4.60%)
Paul Tudor Jones 38,262 sh (-10.64%)
First Eagle Investment 17,500 sh (-36.36%)
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Q1 2015

TDS Guru Trades in Q1 2015

Jim Simons 1,878,292 sh (+11.70%)
CI Can Am Small Cap 149,100 sh (unchged)
First Eagle Investment 17,500 sh (unchged)
Mario Gabelli 4,589,031 sh (-1.67%)
Chuck Royce 1,250,960 sh (-14.42%)
Paul Tudor Jones 29,265 sh (-23.51%)
Mario Gabelli 4,587,741 sh (-1.70%)
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Q2 2015

TDS Guru Trades in Q2 2015

Manning & Napier Advisors, Inc 678,530 sh (New)
Mario Gabelli 4,487,046 sh (-0.10%)
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Ratios

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industry
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history
Forward P/E 23.15
TDS's Forward P/E is ranked lower than
68% of the 187 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 17.18 vs. TDS: 23.15 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward P/E only.
N/A
P/B 0.73
TDS's P/B is ranked higher than
88% of the 418 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 2.39 vs. TDS: 0.73 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/B only.
TDS' s 10-Year P/B Range
Min: 0.52  Med: 0.86 Max: 2.24
Current: 0.73
0.52
2.24
P/S 0.59
TDS's P/S is ranked higher than
77% of the 440 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.46 vs. TDS: 0.59 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/S only.
TDS' s 10-Year P/S Range
Min: 0.39  Med: 0.68 Max: 1.85
Current: 0.59
0.39
1.85
POCF 4.65
TDS's POCF is ranked higher than
77% of the 316 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 8.16 vs. TDS: 4.65 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful POCF only.
TDS' s 10-Year POCF Range
Min: 1.62  Med: 4.65 Max: 9.98
Current: 4.65
1.62
9.98
EV-to-EBIT 21.76
TDS's EV-to-EBIT is ranked lower than
70% of the 329 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 15.69 vs. TDS: 21.76 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EV-to-EBIT only.
TDS' s 10-Year EV-to-EBIT Range
Min: -51.4  Med: 17.00 Max: 107.9
Current: 21.76
-51.4
107.9
Shiller P/E 25.27
TDS's Shiller P/E is ranked lower than
67% of the 209 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 18.70 vs. TDS: 25.27 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Shiller P/E only.
TDS' s 10-Year Shiller P/E Range
Min: 9.55  Med: 22.43 Max: 44.68
Current: 25.27
9.55
44.68
Current Ratio 1.60
TDS's Current Ratio is ranked higher than
67% of the 436 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.18 vs. TDS: 1.60 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Current Ratio only.
TDS' s 10-Year Current Ratio Range
Min: 0.39  Med: 1.60 Max: 2.49
Current: 1.6
0.39
2.49
Quick Ratio 1.43
TDS's Quick Ratio is ranked higher than
66% of the 436 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.08 vs. TDS: 1.43 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Quick Ratio only.
TDS' s 10-Year Quick Ratio Range
Min: 0.32  Med: 1.43 Max: 2.37
Current: 1.43
0.32
2.37
Days Inventory 31.50
TDS's Days Inventory is ranked lower than
73% of the 342 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 14.68 vs. TDS: 31.50 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Inventory only.
TDS' s 10-Year Days Inventory Range
Min: 12.14  Med: 24.27 Max: 37.66
Current: 31.5
12.14
37.66
Days Sales Outstanding 47.48
TDS's Days Sales Outstanding is ranked higher than
51% of the 376 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 47.75 vs. TDS: 47.48 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Sales Outstanding only.
TDS' s 10-Year Days Sales Outstanding Range
Min: 27.03  Med: 47.50 Max: 68.66
Current: 47.48
27.03
68.66

Dividend & Buy Back

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history
Dividend Yield 2.01
TDS's Dividend Yield is ranked lower than
77% of the 675 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 3.63 vs. TDS: 2.01 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Dividend Yield only.
TDS' s 10-Year Dividend Yield Range
Min: 0.53  Med: 1.36 Max: 2.4
Current: 2.01
0.53
2.4
Dividend growth (3y) 7.50
TDS's Dividend growth (3y) is ranked higher than
60% of the 183 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 2.90 vs. TDS: 7.50 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Dividend growth (3y) only.
TDS' s 10-Year Dividend growth (3y) Range
Min: 4.6  Med: 6.10 Max: 8
Current: 7.5
4.6
8
Yield on cost (5-Year) 2.78
TDS's Yield on cost (5-Year) is ranked lower than
67% of the 675 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 4.41 vs. TDS: 2.78 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Yield on cost (5-Year) only.
TDS' s 10-Year Yield on cost (5-Year) Range
Min: 0.73  Med: 1.88 Max: 3.32
Current: 2.78
0.73
3.32
Share Buyback Rate 0.20
TDS's Share Buyback Rate is ranked higher than
72% of the 307 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: -1.00 vs. TDS: 0.20 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Share Buyback Rate only.
TDS' s 10-Year Share Buyback Rate Range
Min: 8.2  Med: 0.40 Max: -9.1
Current: 0.2

Valuation & Return

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history
Price/Tangible Book 2.57
TDS's Price/Tangible Book is ranked higher than
53% of the 298 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 2.79 vs. TDS: 2.57 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Tangible Book only.
TDS' s 10-Year Price/Tangible Book Range
Min: 1.24  Med: 2.33 Max: 18.99
Current: 2.57
1.24
18.99
Price/Projected FCF 0.74
TDS's Price/Projected FCF is ranked higher than
78% of the 221 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.35 vs. TDS: 0.74 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Projected FCF only.
TDS' s 10-Year Price/Projected FCF Range
Min: 0.41  Med: 1.20 Max: 5.48
Current: 0.74
0.41
5.48
Price/Median PS Value 0.87
TDS's Price/Median PS Value is ranked higher than
70% of the 406 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.05 vs. TDS: 0.87 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Median PS Value only.
TDS' s 10-Year Price/Median PS Value Range
Min: 0.59  Med: 1.67 Max: 4.48
Current: 0.87
0.59
4.48
Price/Graham Number 4.00
TDS's Price/Graham Number is ranked lower than
82% of the 198 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.62 vs. TDS: 4.00 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Graham Number only.
TDS' s 10-Year Price/Graham Number Range
Min: 0.66  Med: 1.51 Max: 4.27
Current: 4
0.66
4.27
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) 4.64
TDS's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) is ranked lower than
51% of the 444 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 4.80 vs. TDS: 4.64 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) only.
TDS' s 10-Year Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: 0.9  Med: 5.70 Max: 14
Current: 4.64
0.9
14
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) -2.33
TDS's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) is ranked lower than
78% of the 237 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 9.68 vs. TDS: -2.33 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) only.
TDS' s 10-Year Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) Range
Min: -3.1  Med: 5.30 Max: 23.6
Current: -2.33
-3.1
23.6

Business Description

Industry: Communication Services » Telecom Services
Compare:CHU, VOD, T, VZ, AMOV » details
Traded in other countries:TDSNA.USA, TDA1.Germany,
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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