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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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Cash to Debt 1.11
TWER's Cash to Debt is ranked higher than
83% of the 1030 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 0.29 vs. TWER: 1.11 )
TWER' s 10-Year Cash to Debt Range
Min: 1.11   Max: No Debt
Current: 1.11

Equity to Asset 0.51
TWER's Equity to Asset is ranked higher than
84% of the 984 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 0.37 vs. TWER: 0.51 )
TWER' s 10-Year Equity to Asset Range
Min: 0.51   Max: 0.92
Current: 0.51

0.51
0.92
F-Score: 3
M-Score: -3.13
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 : 4/10

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Operating margin (%) -78.17
TWER's Operating margin (%) is ranked higher than
60% of the 1034 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 11.66 vs. TWER: -78.17 )
TWER' s 10-Year Operating margin (%) Range
Min: -128.03   Max: -30.78
Current: -78.17

-128.03
-30.78
Net-margin (%) -83.52
TWER's Net-margin (%) is ranked higher than
60% of the 1038 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 5.91 vs. TWER: -83.52 )
TWER' s 10-Year Net-margin (%) Range
Min: -125.53   Max: -26.51
Current: -83.52

-125.53
-26.51
ROE (%) -51.21
TWER's ROE (%) is ranked higher than
62% of the 993 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 11.06 vs. TWER: -51.21 )
TWER' s 10-Year ROE (%) Range
Min: -215.38   Max: -11.99
Current: -51.21

-215.38
-11.99
ROA (%) -40.27
TWER's ROA (%) is ranked higher than
59% of the 1044 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 4.07 vs. TWER: -40.27 )
TWER' s 10-Year ROA (%) Range
Min: -160.92   Max: -10.96
Current: -40.27

-160.92
-10.96
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) -70.75
TWER's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
61% of the 1036 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 20.41 vs. TWER: -70.75 )
TWER' s 10-Year ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: -206.88   Max: -41.85
Current: -70.75

-206.88
-41.85
Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) -4.40
TWER's Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
73% of the 900 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.90 vs. TWER: -4.40 )
TWER' s 10-Year Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: 0   Max: 31.8
Current: -4.4

0
31.8
EPS Growth (3Y)(%) 39.80
TWER's EPS Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
96% of the 735 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.80 vs. TWER: 39.80 )
TWER' s 10-Year EPS Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: 0   Max: 192.4
Current: 39.8

0
192.4
» TWER's 10-Y Financials

Financials


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

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Guru Trades

Q1 2014

TWER Guru Trades in Q1 2014

Jim Simons 28,000 sh (New)
Columbia Wanger 4,000,000 sh (+20.49%)
George Soros 431,800 sh (unchged)
Columbia Wanger 3,319,900 sh (unchged)
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Q2 2014

TWER Guru Trades in Q2 2014

Jim Simons 132,900 sh (+374.64%)
George Soros 488,800 sh (+13.20%)
Columbia Wanger 4,000,000 sh (unchged)
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Q3 2014

TWER Guru Trades in Q3 2014

Jim Simons 163,100 sh (+22.72%)
Columbia Wanger 4,000,000 sh (unchged)
George Soros 431,800 sh (-11.66%)
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Q4 2014

TWER Guru Trades in Q4 2014

Jim Simons 179,100 sh (+9.81%)
George Soros 431,800 sh (unchged)
Columbia Wanger 4,000,000 sh (unchged)
Columbia Wanger 4,000,000 sh (unchged)
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Ratios

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P/B 3.40
TWER's P/B is ranked higher than
68% of the 1163 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 3.10 vs. TWER: 3.40 )
TWER' s 10-Year P/B Range
Min: 0.67   Max: 13.16
Current: 3.4

0.67
13.16
P/S 4.31
TWER's P/S is ranked lower than
61% of the 1163 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.79 vs. TWER: 4.31 )
TWER' s 10-Year P/S Range
Min: 2.05   Max: 29.57
Current: 4.31

2.05
29.57
EV-to-EBIT -5.35
TWER's EV-to-EBIT is ranked higher than
68% of the 1163 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 19.12 vs. TWER: -5.35 )
TWER' s 10-Year EV-to-EBIT Range
Min: -96.2   Max: 0.1
Current: -5.35

-96.2
0.1
Current Ratio 7.75
TWER's Current Ratio is ranked higher than
99% of the 1014 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.02 vs. TWER: 7.75 )
TWER' s 10-Year Current Ratio Range
Min: 0.83   Max: 15
Current: 7.75

0.83
15
Quick Ratio 7.75
TWER's Quick Ratio is ranked higher than
99% of the 1014 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 0.95 vs. TWER: 7.75 )
TWER' s 10-Year Quick Ratio Range
Min: 0.83   Max: 15
Current: 7.75

0.83
15
Days Sales Outstanding 14.48
TWER's Days Sales Outstanding is ranked higher than
96% of the 1163 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 57.32 vs. TWER: 14.48 )
TWER' s 10-Year Days Sales Outstanding Range
Min: 6.68   Max: 14.48
Current: 14.48

6.68
14.48

Valuation & Return

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Price/Tangible Book 3.70
TWER's Price/Tangible Book is ranked higher than
82% of the 1163 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 15.70 vs. TWER: 3.70 )
TWER' s 10-Year Price/Tangible Book Range
Min: 0.74   Max: 12.68
Current: 3.7

0.74
12.68
Price/Median PS Value 0.90
TWER's Price/Median PS Value is ranked higher than
88% of the 1163 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.20 vs. TWER: 0.90 )
TWER' s 10-Year Price/Median PS Value Range
Min: 0.49   Max: 2.72
Current: 0.9

0.49
2.72
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) -19.00
TWER's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) is ranked higher than
52% of the 1028 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 5.70 vs. TWER: -19.00 )
TWER' s 10-Year Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) Range
Min: -19.7   Max: 846.7
Current: -19

-19.7
846.7

Business Description

Industry: Communication Services » Telecom Services
Compare:CHU, T, VODPF, VZ, CHL » details
Towerstream Corp was incorporated in December 1999. The Company is a 4G and Small Cell Rooftop Tower company which provides a range of wireless communication services. It operates in two business segments; Fixed Wireless Services Segment, and Shared Wireless Infrastructure Segment. Its business activities were focused on delivering fixed wireless broadband services to commercial customers over a wireless network transmitting over both regulated and unregulated radio spectrum. Its fixed wireless service supports bandwidth on demand, wireless redundancy, virtual private networks, disaster recovery, bundled data and video services. It provides services to business customers in New York City, Boston, Chicago, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Seattle, Miami, Dallas-Fort Worth, Houston, Philadelphia, Nashville, Las Vegas-Reno and Providence-Newport. The Company has been exploring opportunities to leverage its fixed wireless network in urban markets to provide other wireless technology solutions and services. The Company incorporated a wholly-owned subsidiary, Hetnets Tower Corporation. Hetnets utilizes the carrier-class network constructed on the street level rooftops to generate rental income from four separate sources including; rental of space on street level rooftops for the installation of customer owned small cells which includes Wi-Fi antennae, DAS, and Metro and Pico cells; rental of a channel on Hetnets' Wi-Fi network for internet access and the offloading of mobile data; rental of a port for backhaul or transport; and power and other related services. It employs an inside direct sales force model to sells its services to business customers. The Company competes with Comcast Corporation, Time Warner Cable, Charter, Cox Communications, TelePacific Communications, MegaPath Networks, EarthLink, Inc., WildBlue Communications, Inc., Hughes Network Systems, LLC., AT&T Inc. and Verizon Communications Inc. The Company's business activities, including the acquisition, lease, maintenance and use of spectrum licenses, are extensively regulated by federal, state and local governmental authorities.
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Towerstream Corp. (TWER) Chairman of Board of Directors Philip Urso sells 17,000 Shares Jan 21 2011 
Towerstream Corp. (TWER) Chairman of Board of Directors, 10% Owner Philip Urso sells 17,000 Shares Oct 19 2010 
Towerstream Corp. (TWER) Chairman of Board of Directors, 10% Owner Philip Urso sells 30,000 Shares Aug 14 2010 
Towerstream Corp. (TWER) President and CEO Jeffrey M Thompson sells 40,000 Shares Aug 14 2010 
Towerstream Corp. (TWER) Chairman of Board of Directors, 10% Owner Philip Urso sells 17,000 Shares Jul 17 2010 
Towerstream Corp. (TWER) President and CEO Jeffrey M Thompson sells 4,450 Shares May 15 2010 

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