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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 : 7/10

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industry
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history
Cash to Debt 0.19
TWTC's Cash to Debt is ranked lower than
72% of the 454 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 0.50 vs. TWTC: 0.19 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Cash to Debt only.
TWTC' s 10-Year Cash to Debt Range
Min: 0.13  Med: 0.36 Max: No Debt
Current: 0.19
Equity to Asset 0.20
TWTC's Equity to Asset is ranked lower than
80% of the 429 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 0.41 vs. TWTC: 0.20 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Equity to Asset only.
TWTC' s 10-Year Equity to Asset Range
Min: 0.12  Med: 0.30 Max: 0.43
Current: 0.2
0.12
0.43
Interest Coverage 2.13
TWTC's Interest Coverage is ranked lower than
85% of the 253 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 13.03 vs. TWTC: 2.13 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Interest Coverage only.
TWTC' s 10-Year Interest Coverage Range
Min: 0.08  Med: 1.16 Max: 2.42
Current: 2.13
0.08
2.42
F-Score: 6
Z-Score: 2.07
M-Score: -3.20
WACC vs ROIC
2.19%
5.40%
WACC
ROIC
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
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history
Operating margin (%) 11.72
TWTC's Operating margin (%) is ranked higher than
60% of the 452 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 8.26 vs. TWTC: 11.72 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Operating margin (%) only.
TWTC' s 10-Year Operating margin (%) Range
Min: -60.21  Med: 2.73 Max: 15.44
Current: 11.72
-60.21
15.44
Net-margin (%) 1.66
TWTC's Net-margin (%) is ranked lower than
63% of the 452 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 4.47 vs. TWTC: 1.66 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Net-margin (%) only.
TWTC' s 10-Year Net-margin (%) Range
Min: -76.05  Med: -7.36 Max: 21.32
Current: 1.66
-76.05
21.32
ROE (%) 4.02
TWTC's ROE (%) is ranked lower than
62% of the 429 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 7.78 vs. TWTC: 4.02 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROE (%) only.
TWTC' s 10-Year ROE (%) Range
Min: -47.72  Med: -7.20 Max: 31.62
Current: 4.02
-47.72
31.62
ROA (%) 0.94
TWTC's ROA (%) is ranked lower than
63% of the 459 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 3.37 vs. TWTC: 0.94 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROA (%) only.
TWTC' s 10-Year ROA (%) Range
Min: -16.1  Med: -1.78 Max: 10.76
Current: 0.94
-16.1
10.76
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) 11.48
TWTC's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked lower than
55% of the 456 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 14.51 vs. TWTC: 11.48 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) only.
TWTC' s 10-Year ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: -15.96  Med: 2.90 Max: 15.55
Current: 11.48
-15.96
15.55
Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) 12.90
TWTC's Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
78% of the 384 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 2.00 vs. TWTC: 12.90 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) only.
TWTC' s 10-Year Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: -4.5  Med: 7.20 Max: 62.9
Current: 12.9
-4.5
62.9
EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) 9.80
TWTC's EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
70% of the 322 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 0.70 vs. TWTC: 9.80 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) only.
TWTC' s 10-Year EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: -0.9  Med: 6.45 Max: 22.1
Current: 9.8
-0.9
22.1
EPS Growth (3Y)(%) -49.90
TWTC's EPS Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked lower than
90% of the 295 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.30 vs. TWTC: -49.90 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EPS Growth (3Y)(%) only.
TWTC' s 10-Year EPS Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: -62.3  Med: -14.60 Max: 62
Current: -49.9
-62.3
62
» TWTC's 10-Y Financials

Financials


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Cash & Debt
Oprt. Cash Flow & Free Cash Flow

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Guru Trades

Q1 2014

TWTC Guru Trades in Q1 2014

Jim Simons 8,936,100 sh (+5.55%)
Mario Gabelli 14,600 sh (unchged)
Mason Hawkins 11,006,337 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 (-96.40%)
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Q2 2014

TWTC Guru Trades in Q2 2014

Jeremy Grantham 267,000 sh (New)
Eric Mindich 1,118,000 sh (New)
Paul Tudor Jones 7,026 sh (New)
Mario Gabelli 20,900 sh (+43.15%)
Mason Hawkins 15,201,344 sh (+40.30%)
Jim Simons 9,196,800 sh (+2.92%)
Steven Cohen 575,000 sh (unchged)
George Soros Sold Out
Columbia Wanger 1,430,000 sh (-88.30%)
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Q3 2014

TWTC Guru Trades in Q3 2014

Dodge & Cox 9,920 sh (New)
George Soros 114,583 sh (New)
Mario Gabelli 119,050 sh (+469.62%)
Mason Hawkins 15,201,344 sh (+40.30%)
Jeremy Grantham Sold Out
Steven Cohen Sold Out
Paul Tudor Jones Sold Out
Columbia Wanger Sold Out
Jim Simons 9,134,236 sh (-0.68%)
Mason Hawkins 14,977,510 sh (-1.47%)
Eric Mindich 530,700 sh (-52.53%)
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Q4 2014

TWTC Guru Trades in Q4 2014

George Soros Sold Out
Mason Hawkins Sold Out
Jim Simons Sold Out
Jim Simons Sold Out
Dodge & Cox Sold Out
Eric Mindich Sold Out
Mario Gabelli Sold Out
Columbia Wanger Sold Out
Mason Hawkins Sold Out
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Ratios

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history
P/E(ttm) 225.20
TWTC's P/E(ttm) is ranked lower than
96% of the 298 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 20.20 vs. TWTC: 225.20 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/E(ttm) only.
TWTC' s 10-Year P/E(ttm) Range
Min: 8.35  Med: 55.09 Max: 715.29
Current: 225.2
8.35
715.29
Forward P/E 61.35
TWTC's Forward P/E is ranked lower than
92% of the 188 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 17.04 vs. TWTC: 61.35 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward P/E only.
N/A
PE(NRI) 225.20
TWTC's PE(NRI) is ranked lower than
95% of the 298 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 20.90 vs. TWTC: 225.20 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PE(NRI) only.
TWTC' s 10-Year PE(NRI) Range
Min: 8.36  Med: 54.45 Max: 608
Current: 225.2
8.36
608
P/B 10.64
TWTC's P/B is ranked lower than
92% of the 419 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 2.37 vs. TWTC: 10.64 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/B only.
TWTC' s 10-Year P/B Range
Min: 0.86  Med: 3.50 Max: 12.44
Current: 10.64
0.86
12.44
P/S 3.70
TWTC's P/S is ranked lower than
82% of the 444 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.44 vs. TWTC: 3.70 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/S only.
TWTC' s 10-Year P/S Range
Min: 0.59  Med: 2.29 Max: 3.7
Current: 3.7
0.59
3.7
PFCF 80.72
TWTC's PFCF is ranked lower than
90% of the 230 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 18.82 vs. TWTC: 80.72 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PFCF only.
TWTC' s 10-Year PFCF Range
Min: 17.07  Med: 46.19 Max: 579.5
Current: 80.72
17.07
579.5
POCF 13.16
TWTC's POCF is ranked lower than
73% of the 318 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 8.14 vs. TWTC: 13.16 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful POCF only.
TWTC' s 10-Year POCF Range
Min: 2.46  Med: 8.28 Max: 16.9
Current: 13.16
2.46
16.9
EV-to-EBIT 39.26
TWTC's EV-to-EBIT is ranked lower than
85% of the 330 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 15.87 vs. TWTC: 39.26 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EV-to-EBIT only.
TWTC' s 10-Year EV-to-EBIT Range
Min: -346  Med: 26.80 Max: 262.8
Current: 39.26
-346
262.8
PEG 32.64
TWTC's PEG is ranked lower than
92% of the 137 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 2.09 vs. TWTC: 32.64 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PEG only.
TWTC' s 10-Year PEG Range
Min: 1.4  Med: 8.26 Max: 272.65
Current: 32.64
1.4
272.65
Shiller P/E 71.39
TWTC's Shiller P/E is ranked lower than
90% of the 208 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 18.82 vs. TWTC: 71.39 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Shiller P/E only.
TWTC' s 10-Year Shiller P/E Range
Min: 47.38  Med: 63.77 Max: 446.4
Current: 71.39
47.38
446.4
Current Ratio 1.86
TWTC's Current Ratio is ranked higher than
74% of the 442 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.17 vs. TWTC: 1.86 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Current Ratio only.
TWTC' s 10-Year Current Ratio Range
Min: 0.89  Med: 1.78 Max: 3.07
Current: 1.86
0.89
3.07
Quick Ratio 1.86
TWTC's Quick Ratio is ranked higher than
76% of the 442 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.07 vs. TWTC: 1.86 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Quick Ratio only.
TWTC' s 10-Year Quick Ratio Range
Min: 0.89  Med: 1.78 Max: 3.07
Current: 1.86
0.89
3.07
Days Sales Outstanding 23.94
TWTC's Days Sales Outstanding is ranked higher than
82% of the 378 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 47.77 vs. TWTC: 23.94 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Sales Outstanding only.
TWTC' s 10-Year Days Sales Outstanding Range
Min: 23.39  Med: 25.64 Max: 79.95
Current: 23.94
23.39
79.95

Valuation & Return

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Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) 2.50
TWTC's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) is ranked lower than
63% of the 447 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 4.70 vs. TWTC: 2.50 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) only.
TWTC' s 10-Year Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: 0.4  Med: 3.55 Max: 5.5
Current: 2.5
0.4
5.5
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) 7.77
TWTC's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) is ranked lower than
55% of the 238 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 9.72 vs. TWTC: 7.77 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) only.
TWTC' s 10-Year Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) Range
Min: -26.4  Med: 1.90 Max: 13.6
Current: 7.77
-26.4
13.6

Business Description

Industry: Communication Services » Telecom Services
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Traded in other countries:TWM.Germany,
Tw telecom inc was formed in 1998. The Company together with its wholly-owned subsidiaries provide 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 global locations. It offers a portfolio of solutions to its customers with predictable and reliable service quality. It designs and deliver scalable and efficient solutions that enable its customers complex and evolving business applications. These solutions emphasize its data networking service offerings, which include an expanding portfolio of business Ethernet data services, managed network services and its converged service offerings comprised of data, Internet, voice, security, remote access and managed routers. It also provides a broad range of traditional services, including a dedicated network service portfolio with private line, special access and private transport services, voice services and secure Internet access. Its customers include enterprise organizations in a wide variety of industry segments, including, among others, the financial services, technology and science, health care, distribution, manufacturing and professional services industries, data centers, cloud application providers, public sector entities, system integrators and communications service providers, including ILECs, CLECs, wireless communications companies and cable companies. Its primary competition is from the ILECs, CLECs and cable companies. The ILECs, primarily AT&T Inc., Verizon Communications, Inc. and CenturyLink Inc., other CLECs and some cable companies offer services substantially similar to some of those it offers and target some of the same customers. The Company is subject to regulation by the Federal Communications Commission ("FCC"), state regulatory authorities and local government agencies.
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