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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 0.19
TWTC's Cash to Debt is ranked higher than
66% of the 823 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 0.48 vs. TWTC: 0.19 )
TWTC' s 10-Year Cash to Debt Range
Min: 0.13   Max: No Debt
Current: 0.19

Equity to Asset 0.19
TWTC's Equity to Asset is ranked higher than
63% of the 820 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 0.40 vs. TWTC: 0.19 )
TWTC' s 10-Year Equity to Asset Range
Min: 0.12   Max: 0.43
Current: 0.19

0.12
0.43
Interest Coverage 2.13
TWTC's Interest Coverage is ranked higher than
65% of the 555 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 6.37 vs. TWTC: 2.13 )
TWTC' s 10-Year Interest Coverage Range
Min: 0.08   Max: 2.42
Current: 2.13

0.08
2.42
F-Score: 5
Z-Score: 1.78
M-Score: -3.22
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 : 7/10

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industry
vs
history
Operating margin (%) 13.10
TWTC's Operating margin (%) is ranked higher than
83% of the 810 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 12.14 vs. TWTC: 13.10 )
TWTC' s 10-Year Operating margin (%) Range
Min: -60.21   Max: 15.44
Current: 13.1

-60.21
15.44
Net-margin (%) 2.33
TWTC's Net-margin (%) is ranked higher than
70% of the 810 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 7.43 vs. TWTC: 2.33 )
TWTC' s 10-Year Net-margin (%) Range
Min: -76.05   Max: 26.77
Current: 2.33

-76.05
26.77
ROE (%) 5.73
TWTC's ROE (%) is ranked higher than
72% of the 783 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 11.91 vs. TWTC: 5.73 )
TWTC' s 10-Year ROE (%) Range
Min: -62.54   Max: 35.26
Current: 5.73

-62.54
35.26
ROA (%) 1.25
TWTC's ROA (%) is ranked higher than
69% of the 814 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 4.96 vs. TWTC: 1.25 )
TWTC' s 10-Year ROA (%) Range
Min: -17.03   Max: 12.86
Current: 1.25

-17.03
12.86
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) 12.09
TWTC's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
73% of the 810 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 21.47 vs. TWTC: 12.09 )
TWTC' s 10-Year ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: -17.91   Max: 15.21
Current: 12.09

-17.91
15.21
Revenue Growth (%) 12.90
TWTC's Revenue Growth (%) is ranked higher than
89% of the 723 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 4.30 vs. TWTC: 12.90 )
TWTC' s 10-Year Revenue Growth (%) Range
Min: -4.5   Max: 62.9
Current: 12.9

-4.5
62.9
EBITDA Growth (%) 9.80
TWTC's EBITDA Growth (%) is ranked higher than
85% of the 641 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 3.90 vs. TWTC: 9.80 )
TWTC' s 10-Year EBITDA Growth (%) Range
Min: -0.9   Max: 22.1
Current: 9.8

-0.9
22.1
EPS Growth (%) -49.90
TWTC's EPS Growth (%) is ranked higher than
64% of the 620 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 2.30 vs. TWTC: -49.90 )
TWTC' s 10-Year EPS Growth (%) Range
Min: -62.3   Max: 62
Current: -49.9

-62.3
62
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Cash & Debt
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Guru Trades

Q2 2013

TWTC Guru Trades in Q2 2013

Ray Dalio 12,190 sh (New)
Jim Simons 5,902,500 sh (+26.34%)
George Soros 397,909 sh (+22.43%)
Pioneer Investments Sold Out
Columbia Wanger 12,824,000 sh (-0.03%)
Mason Hawkins 11,619,966 sh (-1.39%)
Steven Cohen 1,127,527 sh (-8.84%)
Mario Gabelli 19,600 sh (-29.24%)
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Q3 2013

TWTC Guru Trades in Q3 2013

Jim Simons 7,328,200 sh (+24.15%)
George Soros 413,742 sh (+3.98%)
Ray Dalio Sold Out
Columbia Wanger 12,596,469 sh (-1.77%)
Mason Hawkins 11,406,743 sh (-1.83%)
Mario Gabelli 14,600 sh (-25.51%)
Steven Cohen 401,415 sh (-64.4%)
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Q4 2013

TWTC Guru Trades in Q4 2013

Ray Dalio 23,390 sh (New)
George Soros 1,485,846 sh (+259.12%)
Steven Cohen 990,454 sh (+146.74%)
Jim Simons 8,466,200 sh (+15.53%)
Mario Gabelli 14,600 sh (unchged)
Columbia Wanger 12,237,600 sh (-2.85%)
Mason Hawkins 11,006,337 sh (-3.51%)
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Q1 2014

TWTC Guru Trades in Q1 2014

Jim Simons 8,936,100 sh (+5.55%)
Mario Gabelli 14,600 sh (unchged)
Ray Dalio Sold Out
Columbia Wanger 12,224,600 sh (-0.11%)
Mason Hawkins 10,834,803 sh (-1.56%)
George Soros 1,330,410 sh (-10.46%)
Steven Cohen 35,629 sh (-96.4%)
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Insider Trades

Latest Guru Trades with TWTC

GuruDate Trades Impact to Portfolio Price Range * (?) Current Price Change from Average Current Shares
Ray Dalio 2014-03-31 Sold Out 0.01%$28.17 - $31.4 $ 41.4337%0
George Soros 2013-12-31 Add 259.12%0.27%$28.03 - $31.86 $ 41.4339%1485846
Ray Dalio 2013-12-31 New Buy0.01%$28.03 - $31.86 $ 41.4339%23390
Ray Dalio 2013-09-30 Sold Out $28.24 - $30.39 $ 41.4341%0
Mario Gabelli 2013-09-30 Reduce -25.51%$28.24 - $30.39 $ 41.4341%14600
George Soros 2013-06-30 Add 22.43%0.02%$25.03 - $29.19 $ 41.4350%397909
Mario Gabelli 2013-06-30 Reduce -29.24%$25.03 - $29.19 $ 41.4350%19600
Ray Dalio 2013-06-30 New Buy$25.03 - $29.19 $ 41.4350%12190
Mario Gabelli 2013-03-31 Add 20.96%$24.5 - $27.99 $ 41.4359%27700
George Soros 2012-09-30 New Buy0.16%$23.74 - $26.49 $ 41.4365%369445
Mario Gabelli 2012-09-30 Add 90.91%$23.74 - $26.49 $ 41.4365%21000
Mason Hawkins 2012-06-30 Reduce -39.81%1%$21.11 - $25.84 $ 41.4381%16088266
Mario Gabelli 2012-06-30 New Buy$21.11 - $25.84 $ 41.4381%11000
Ray Dalio 2011-12-31 Sold Out 0.02%$15.57 - $19.45 $ 41.43131%0
Ray Dalio 2011-09-30 Add 129.66%0.01%$16.05 - $21.49 $ 41.43121%95400
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Ratios

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industry
vs
history
P/E(ttm) 188.30
TWTC's P/E(ttm) is ranked higher than
69% of the 901 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 23.20 vs. TWTC: 188.30 )
TWTC' s 10-Year P/E(ttm) Range
Min: 8.35   Max: 715.29
Current: 188.3

8.35
715.29
P/B 10.73
TWTC's P/B is ranked higher than
64% of the 901 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 2.82 vs. TWTC: 10.73 )
TWTC' s 10-Year P/B Range
Min: 0.86   Max: 12.44
Current: 10.73

0.86
12.44
P/S 3.72
TWTC's P/S is ranked higher than
65% of the 901 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.72 vs. TWTC: 3.72 )
TWTC' s 10-Year P/S Range
Min: 0.59   Max: 3.77
Current: 3.72

0.59
3.77
PFCF 70.22
TWTC's PFCF is ranked higher than
77% of the 901 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 38.33 vs. TWTC: 70.22 )
TWTC' s 10-Year PFCF Range
Min: 17.07   Max: 579.5
Current: 70.22

17.07
579.5
EV-to-EBIT 36.79
TWTC's EV-to-EBIT is ranked higher than
72% of the 901 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 17.06 vs. TWTC: 36.79 )
TWTC' s 10-Year EV-to-EBIT Range
Min: 18.1   Max: 262.8
Current: 36.79

18.1
262.8
PEG 26.10
TWTC's PEG is ranked higher than
77% of the 901 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 43.40 vs. TWTC: 26.10 )
TWTC' s 10-Year PEG Range
Min: 1.5   Max: 714.6
Current: 26.1

1.5
714.6
Shiller P/E 68.17
TWTC's Shiller P/E is ranked higher than
83% of the 901 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 58.94 vs. TWTC: 68.17 )
TWTC' s 10-Year Shiller P/E Range
Min: 47.38   Max: 446.4
Current: 68.17

47.38
446.4
Current Ratio 1.76
TWTC's Current Ratio is ranked higher than
86% of the 821 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.06 vs. TWTC: 1.76 )
TWTC' s 10-Year Current Ratio Range
Min: 0.89   Max: 3.07
Current: 1.76

0.89
3.07
Quick Ratio 1.76
TWTC's Quick Ratio is ranked higher than
87% of the 821 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 0.99 vs. TWTC: 1.76 )
TWTC' s 10-Year Quick Ratio Range
Min: 0.89   Max: 3.07
Current: 1.76

0.89
3.07

Valuation & Return

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industry
vs
history
Price/Tangible Book 52.44
TWTC's Price/Tangible Book is ranked higher than
71% of the 901 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 14.26 vs. TWTC: 52.44 )
TWTC' s 10-Year Price/Tangible Book Range
Min: 0.12   Max: 39.57
Current: 52.44

0.12
39.57
Price/DCF (Projected) 4.31
TWTC's Price/DCF (Projected) is ranked higher than
81% of the 901 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 2.37 vs. TWTC: 4.31 )
TWTC' s 10-Year Price/DCF (Projected) Range
Min: 1.96   Max: 25.25
Current: 4.31

1.96
25.25
Price/Median PS Value 1.68
TWTC's Price/Median PS Value is ranked higher than
67% of the 901 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.12 vs. TWTC: 1.68 )
TWTC' s 10-Year Price/Median PS Value Range
Min: 0.06   Max: 11.44
Current: 1.68

0.06
11.44
Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value 26.90
TWTC's Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value is ranked higher than
89% of the 901 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 9999.00 vs. TWTC: 26.90 )
TWTC' s 10-Year Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value Range
Min: 1.6   Max: 22.7
Current: 26.9

1.6
22.7
Price/Graham Number 20.01
TWTC's Price/Graham Number is ranked higher than
78% of the 901 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 9999.00 vs. TWTC: 20.01 )
TWTC' s 10-Year Price/Graham Number Range
Min: 1.26   Max: 66.78
Current: 20.01

1.26
66.78
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) 2.70
TWTC's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) is ranked higher than
62% of the 759 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 6.80 vs. TWTC: 2.70 )
TWTC' s 10-Year Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) Range
Min: 0.4   Max: 5.5
Current: 2.7

0.4
5.5
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) 7.80
TWTC's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) is ranked higher than
83% of the 682 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 7.80 vs. TWTC: 7.80 )
TWTC' s 10-Year Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) Range
Min: -29.5   Max: 14.2
Current: 7.8

-29.5
14.2

Business Description

Industry: Communication Services » Telecom Services
Compare:CHU, VOD, T, VZ, AMOV » details
Traded in other countries:TWM.Germany
Tw telecom inc. was organized in 1998. The Company is a national provider of managed network services, specializing in business Ethernet, data networking, Converged, IP-based virtual private network or "IP VPN", Internet access, voice, including voice over Internet Protocol or "VoIP", and network security services to enterprise organizations, including public sector entities, and carriers throughout the U.S., including their global locations. The Company's revenue is derived from business communication services, including data, high-speed Internet access, network and voice services. Through its subsidiaries, it serves 75 U.S. metropolitan markets with its extensive fiber facilities that are connected by the Company's regional fiber facilities and national IP backbone. As of December 31, 2011, its fiber network spanned approximately 27,000 route miles (including approximately 21,000 metropolitan route miles), connecting to 15,438 buildings served directly by the Company's local fiber facilities. The Company's customers include, among others, enterprise organizations in the distribution, health care, finance, service and manufacturing industries, state, local and federal government entities, system integrators, and communication service providers, including incumbent local exchange carriers, competitive local exchange carriers, wireless communications companies and cable companies. Its primary competition comes from the ILECs, CLECs and cable companies. The ILECs, primarily AT&T Inc., Verizon Communications, Inc., and Qwest Communications Inc., and some of the other CLECs offer services that are substantially similar to those it offers.
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