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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
vs
history
Cash to Debt 0.51
USM's Cash to Debt is ranked higher than
79% of the 887 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 0.31 vs. USM: 0.51 )
USM' s 10-Year Cash to Debt Range
Min: 0   Max: 0.71
Current: 0.51

0
0.71
Equity to Asset 0.54
USM's Equity to Asset is ranked higher than
85% of the 883 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 0.39 vs. USM: 0.54 )
USM' s 10-Year Equity to Asset Range
Min: 0.48   Max: 0.73
Current: 0.54

0.48
0.73
Interest Coverage 3.34
USM's Interest Coverage is ranked higher than
70% of the 621 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 6.13 vs. USM: 3.34 )
USM' s 10-Year Interest Coverage Range
Min: 0.36   Max: 9.02
Current: 3.34

0.36
9.02
F-Score: 4
Z-Score: 1.75
M-Score: -2.57
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
vs
history
Operating margin (%) -3.12
USM's Operating margin (%) is ranked higher than
66% of the 905 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 13.27 vs. USM: -3.12 )
USM' s 10-Year Operating margin (%) Range
Min: 0.65   Max: 17.03
Current: -3.12

0.65
17.03
Net-margin (%) -0.20
USM's Net-margin (%) is ranked higher than
69% of the 905 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 7.15 vs. USM: -0.20 )
USM' s 10-Year Net-margin (%) Range
Min: -0.65   Max: 20.76
Current: -0.2

-0.65
20.76
ROE (%) -0.22
USM's ROE (%) is ranked higher than
69% of the 877 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 12.52 vs. USM: -0.22 )
USM' s 10-Year ROE (%) Range
Min: -0.6   Max: 14.24
Current: -0.22

-0.6
14.24
ROA (%) -0.12
USM's ROA (%) is ranked higher than
69% of the 909 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 4.60 vs. USM: -0.12 )
USM' s 10-Year ROA (%) Range
Min: -0.34   Max: 9.19
Current: -0.12

-0.34
9.19
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) -4.12
USM's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
67% of the 909 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 21.44 vs. USM: -4.12 )
USM' s 10-Year ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: 1.05   Max: 26.09
Current: -4.12

1.05
26.09
Revenue Growth (%) -1.40
USM's Revenue Growth (%) is ranked higher than
75% of the 792 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 4.30 vs. USM: -1.40 )
USM' s 10-Year Revenue Growth (%) Range
Min: -1.4   Max: 38
Current: -1.4

-1.4
38
EBITDA Growth (%) 8.90
USM's EBITDA Growth (%) is ranked higher than
85% of the 700 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 3.30 vs. USM: 8.90 )
USM' s 10-Year EBITDA Growth (%) Range
Min: -20.8   Max: 43.8
Current: 8.9

-20.8
43.8
EPS Growth (%) 1.70
USM's EPS Growth (%) is ranked higher than
80% of the 682 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 2.30 vs. USM: 1.70 )
USM' s 10-Year EPS Growth (%) Range
Min: -54.1   Max: 110.1
Current: 1.7

-54.1
110.1
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Financials


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Cash & Debt
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Guru Trades

Q3 2013

USM Guru Trades in Q3 2013

Paul Tudor Jones 8,200 sh (New)
Jim Simons 312,800 sh (+19.85%)
Mario Gabelli 3,552,305 sh (-1.87%)
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Q4 2013

USM Guru Trades in Q4 2013

Paul Tudor Jones 20,602 sh (+151.24%)
Jim Simons 420,500 sh (+34.43%)
Mario Gabelli 3,535,780 sh (-0.47%)
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Q1 2014

USM Guru Trades in Q1 2014

Mario Gabelli 3,525,648 sh (-0.29%)
Jim Simons 339,345 sh (-19.3%)
Paul Tudor Jones 16,600 sh (-19.43%)
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Q2 2014

USM Guru Trades in Q2 2014

Mario Gabelli 3,519,787 sh (-0.17%)
Paul Tudor Jones 16,400 sh (-1.2%)
Jim Simons 253,500 sh (-25.3%)
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Ratios

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industry
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history
P/B 0.80
USM's P/B is ranked higher than
95% of the 956 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 2.71 vs. USM: 0.80 )
USM' s 10-Year P/B Range
Min: 0.74   Max: 2.84
Current: 0.8

0.74
2.84
P/S 0.80
USM's P/S is ranked higher than
89% of the 956 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.62 vs. USM: 0.80 )
USM' s 10-Year P/S Range
Min: 0.6   Max: 2.42
Current: 0.8

0.6
2.42
EV-to-EBIT -29.09
USM's EV-to-EBIT is ranked higher than
68% of the 956 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 19.03 vs. USM: -29.09 )
USM' s 10-Year EV-to-EBIT Range
Min: 8.1   Max: 180.2
Current: -29.09

8.1
180.2
Shiller P/E 25.00
USM's Shiller P/E is ranked higher than
87% of the 956 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 50.02 vs. USM: 25.00 )
USM' s 10-Year Shiller P/E Range
Min: 13.88   Max: 68.55
Current: 25

13.88
68.55
Current Ratio 1.50
USM's Current Ratio is ranked higher than
84% of the 896 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.04 vs. USM: 1.50 )
USM' s 10-Year Current Ratio Range
Min: 0.45   Max: 2.07
Current: 1.5

0.45
2.07
Quick Ratio 1.27
USM's Quick Ratio is ranked higher than
82% of the 896 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 0.97 vs. USM: 1.27 )
USM' s 10-Year Quick Ratio Range
Min: 0.36   Max: 1.94
Current: 1.27

0.36
1.94

Valuation & Return

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industry
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history
Price/Tangible Book 1.86
USM's Price/Tangible Book is ranked higher than
90% of the 956 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 18.07 vs. USM: 1.86 )
USM' s 10-Year Price/Tangible Book Range
Min: 1.55   Max: 17.42
Current: 1.86

1.55
17.42
Price/DCF (Projected) 0.88
USM's Price/DCF (Projected) is ranked higher than
92% of the 956 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 2.23 vs. USM: 0.88 )
USM' s 10-Year Price/DCF (Projected) Range
Min: 0.58   Max: 9.05
Current: 0.88

0.58
9.05
Price/Median PS Value 0.80
USM's Price/Median PS Value is ranked higher than
91% of the 956 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.15 vs. USM: 0.80 )
USM' s 10-Year Price/Median PS Value Range
Min: 0.69   Max: 8.03
Current: 0.8

0.69
8.03
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) 4.80
USM's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) is ranked higher than
71% of the 794 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 6.70 vs. USM: 4.80 )
USM' s 10-Year Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) Range
Min: 0.6   Max: 12.4
Current: 4.8

0.6
12.4
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) 6.59
USM's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) is ranked higher than
81% of the 725 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 7.04 vs. USM: 6.59 )
USM' s 10-Year Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) Range
Min: -8.3   Max: 22.8
Current: 6.59

-8.3
22.8

Business Description

Industry: Communication Services » Telecom Services
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Traded in other countries:US7.Germany
United States Cellular Corporation is a wireless telecommunications service provider. The Company provides wireless voice and data services to 5.8 million customers in five geographic market areas in 26 states. It operates in one reportable segment, wireless operations, and all of its wireless operating markets are in the United States. The Company offers enhanced multimedia services, including Digital Radio, Mobile TV and 3D Gaming, over its 4G LTE and 3G networks. The Company's easyedgeSM brand of enhanced data services uses a Binary Runtime Environment for Wireless technology which adds limited computer-like functionality to non-smartphone wireless devices, enabling applications to be downloaded over-the-air directly to the customer's wireless device. These enhanced data services include news, weather, sports, information, games, ring tones and other services. The Company offers a range of wireless devices such as handsets, modems, mobile hotspots and tablets for use by its customers. It offers wireless devices that are compatible with some or all of its 4G LTE, 3G and 2G networks and all are compliant with the FCC's enhanced wireless 911 requirements. In addition, the Company offers a range of accessories, such as carrying cases, hands-free devices, batteries, battery chargers, memory cards and other items to customers. It also sells wireless devices to agents and other third-party distributors for resale. The Company groups its individual markets into broader geographic market areas to offer customers large service areas that primarily utilize its network. U.S. Cellular generally competes against each of the national wireless companies: Verizon Wireless, AT&T Mobility, Sprint Nextel, and T-Mobile USA. U.S. The Company is subject to regulation by the FCC as a provider of wireless telecommunication services.
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