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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
Equity to Asset 0.03
WIN's Equity to Asset is ranked lower than
93% of the 433 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 0.41 vs. WIN: 0.03 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Equity to Asset only.
WIN' s 10-Year Equity to Asset Range
Min: 0  Med: 0.06 Max: 0.71
Current: 0.03
0
0.71
Interest Coverage 0.89
WIN's Interest Coverage is ranked lower than
97% of the 259 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 10.93 vs. WIN: 0.89 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Interest Coverage only.
WIN' s 10-Year Interest Coverage Range
Min: 0.78  Med: 1.85 Max: 33.18
Current: 0.89
0.78
33.18
F-Score: 4
Z-Score: 0.53
M-Score: -2.88
WACC vs ROIC
4.75%
2.01%
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 : 6/10

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industry
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history
Operating margin (%) 6.47
WIN's Operating margin (%) is ranked lower than
55% of the 456 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 8.37 vs. WIN: 6.47 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Operating margin (%) only.
WIN' s 10-Year Operating margin (%) Range
Min: -10.34  Med: 24.31 Max: 36.65
Current: 6.47
-10.34
36.65
Net-margin (%) -3.06
WIN's Net-margin (%) is ranked lower than
73% of the 456 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 4.35 vs. WIN: -3.06 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Net-margin (%) only.
WIN' s 10-Year Net-margin (%) Range
Min: -12.56  Med: 9.80 Max: 28.13
Current: -3.06
-12.56
28.13
ROE (%) -49.12
WIN's ROE (%) is ranked lower than
91% of the 434 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 7.77 vs. WIN: -49.12 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROE (%) only.
WIN' s 10-Year ROE (%) Range
Min: -7.42  Med: 42.43 Max: 1371.49
Current: -49.12
-7.42
1371.49
ROA (%) -1.36
WIN's ROA (%) is ranked lower than
71% of the 463 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 3.30 vs. WIN: -1.36 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROA (%) only.
WIN' s 10-Year ROA (%) Range
Min: -5.51  Med: 2.95 Max: 19.27
Current: -1.36
-5.51
19.27
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) 6.46
WIN's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked lower than
66% of the 457 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 13.77 vs. WIN: 6.46 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) only.
WIN' s 10-Year ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: 9.13  Med: 24.35 Max: 87.57
Current: 6.46
9.13
87.57
Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) 5.40
WIN's Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
58% of the 391 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 2.20 vs. WIN: 5.40 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) only.
WIN' s 10-Year Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: 0  Med: 3.50 Max: 14.9
Current: 5.4
0
14.9
EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) -1.00
WIN's EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked lower than
54% of the 328 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.50 vs. WIN: -1.00 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) only.
WIN' s 10-Year EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: 0  Med: 0.50 Max: 29.7
Current: -1
0
29.7
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Financials


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Cash & Debt
Oprt. Cash Flow & Free Cash Flow

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Guru Trades

Q3 2014

WIN Guru Trades in Q3 2014

Jim Simons 58,984 sh (New)
Pioneer Investments 994,164 sh (unchged)
Columbia Wanger Sold Out
Joel Greenblatt 2,385,084 sh (-0.77%)
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Q4 2014

WIN Guru Trades in Q4 2014

Paul Tudor Jones 108,834 sh (New)
Jim Simons 3,288,428 sh (+5475.12%)
Joel Greenblatt 6,782,557 sh (+184.37%)
Pioneer Investments 640,076 sh (-35.62%)
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Q1 2015

WIN Guru Trades in Q1 2015

Chris Davis 185,495 sh (New)
Paul Tudor Jones 2,049,606 sh (+1783.24%)
Jim Simons Sold Out
Joel Greenblatt 3,885,581 sh (-42.71%)
Pioneer Investments 640,076 sh (-83.33%)
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Q2 2015

WIN Guru Trades in Q2 2015

Joel Greenblatt Sold Out
Chris Davis Sold Out
Pioneer Investments 96,679 sh (-9.37%)
Paul Tudor Jones 152,338 sh (-55.40%)
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Ratios

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industry
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history
Forward P/E 55.87
WIN's Forward P/E is ranked lower than
90% of the 188 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 16.31 vs. WIN: 55.87 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward P/E only.
N/A
P/B 1.71
WIN's P/B is ranked higher than
64% of the 423 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 2.21 vs. WIN: 1.71 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/B only.
WIN' s 10-Year P/B Range
Min: 0.06  Med: 2.19 Max: 13.79
Current: 1.71
0.06
13.79
P/S 0.12
WIN's P/S is ranked higher than
97% of the 451 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.39 vs. WIN: 0.12 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/S only.
WIN' s 10-Year P/S Range
Min: 0.08  Med: 0.40 Max: 0.78
Current: 0.12
0.08
0.78
PFCF 2.37
WIN's PFCF is ranked higher than
97% of the 234 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 17.47 vs. WIN: 2.37 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PFCF only.
WIN' s 10-Year PFCF Range
Min: 1.03  Med: 2.11 Max: 3.55
Current: 2.37
1.03
3.55
POCF 0.57
WIN's POCF is ranked higher than
99% of the 319 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 7.72 vs. WIN: 0.57 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful POCF only.
WIN' s 10-Year POCF Range
Min: 0.39  Med: 1.07 Max: 2.01
Current: 0.57
0.39
2.01
EV-to-EBIT 32.60
WIN's EV-to-EBIT is ranked lower than
82% of the 335 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 15.31 vs. WIN: 32.60 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EV-to-EBIT only.
WIN' s 10-Year EV-to-EBIT Range
Min: 2.1  Med: 8.00 Max: 30.7
Current: 32.6
2.1
30.7
Shiller P/E 3.63
WIN's Shiller P/E is ranked higher than
96% of the 215 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 17.77 vs. WIN: 3.63 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Shiller P/E only.
WIN' s 10-Year Shiller P/E Range
Min: 2.36  Med: 3.01 Max: 6.29
Current: 3.63
2.36
6.29
Current Ratio 0.92
WIN's Current Ratio is ranked lower than
62% of the 447 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.12 vs. WIN: 0.92 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Current Ratio only.
WIN' s 10-Year Current Ratio Range
Min: 0.49  Med: 0.89 Max: 2.05
Current: 0.92
0.49
2.05
Quick Ratio 0.86
WIN's Quick Ratio is ranked lower than
63% of the 447 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.06 vs. WIN: 0.86 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Quick Ratio only.
WIN' s 10-Year Quick Ratio Range
Min: 0.46  Med: 0.84 Max: 2.02
Current: 0.86
0.46
2.02
Days Inventory 8.27
WIN's Days Inventory is ranked higher than
68% of the 347 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 14.60 vs. WIN: 8.27 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Inventory only.
WIN' s 10-Year Days Inventory Range
Min: 0.53  Med: 9.46 Max: 13.11
Current: 8.27
0.53
13.11
Days Sales Outstanding 42.34
WIN's Days Sales Outstanding is ranked higher than
56% of the 380 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 47.27 vs. WIN: 42.34 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Sales Outstanding only.
WIN' s 10-Year Days Sales Outstanding Range
Min: 7.81  Med: 36.78 Max: 56.05
Current: 42.34
7.81
56.05

Dividend & Buy Back

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history
Dividend Yield 49.87
WIN's Dividend Yield is ranked higher than
99% of the 682 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 3.82 vs. WIN: 49.87 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Dividend Yield only.
WIN' s 10-Year Dividend Yield Range
Min: 4.25  Med: 36.10 Max: 109.54
Current: 49.87
4.25
109.54
Dividend Payout 3.94
WIN's Dividend Payout is ranked lower than
98% of the 356 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 0.67 vs. WIN: 3.94 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Dividend Payout only.
WIN' s 10-Year Dividend Payout Range
Min: 0.2  Med: 1.41 Max: 30
Current: 3.94
0.2
30
Yield on cost (5-Year) 49.87
WIN's Yield on cost (5-Year) is ranked higher than
99% of the 682 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 4.61 vs. WIN: 49.87 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Yield on cost (5-Year) only.
WIN' s 10-Year Yield on cost (5-Year) Range
Min: 4.25  Med: 36.10 Max: 109.54
Current: 49.87
4.25
109.54
Share Buyback Rate -5.20
WIN's Share Buyback Rate is ranked lower than
68% of the 310 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: -1.00 vs. WIN: -5.20 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Share Buyback Rate only.
WIN' s 10-Year Share Buyback Rate Range
Min: 0  Med: -5.35 Max: -83.5
Current: -5.2

Valuation & Return

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industry
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history
Price/Projected FCF 0.12
WIN's Price/Projected FCF is ranked higher than
98% of the 226 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.32 vs. WIN: 0.12 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Projected FCF only.
WIN' s 10-Year Price/Projected FCF Range
Min: 0.1  Med: 0.18 Max: 0.24
Current: 0.12
0.1
0.24
Price/Median PS Value 0.31
WIN's Price/Median PS Value is ranked higher than
97% of the 415 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 0.99 vs. WIN: 0.31 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Median PS Value only.
WIN' s 10-Year Price/Median PS Value Range
Min: 0.28  Med: 1.01 Max: 1.8
Current: 0.31
0.28
1.8
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) 3.10
WIN's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) is ranked lower than
60% of the 456 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 4.90 vs. WIN: 3.10 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) only.
WIN' s 10-Year Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: 3.1  Med: 12.60 Max: 47.6
Current: 3.1
3.1
47.6
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) 90.66
WIN's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) is ranked higher than
97% of the 241 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 9.65 vs. WIN: 90.66 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) only.
WIN' s 10-Year Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) Range
Min: 42.2  Med: 54.90 Max: 133.5
Current: 90.66
42.2
133.5

Analyst Estimate

Dec15 Dec16 Dec17
Revenue(Mil) 5,638 5,559 5,463
EPS($) -1.83 -1.72 -0.80
EPS without NRI($) -1.83 -1.72 -0.80

Business Description

Industry: Communication Services » Telecom Services
Compare:CHU, VOD, T, VZ, AMOV » details
Traded in other countries:B4O1.Germany,
Windstream Holdings, Inc. is a Delaware Corporation. It was created in July 2006 through the spin-off of Alltel Corporation's landline division and merger with VALOR Communications. The resulting company was renamed Windstream Corporation. The Company is a provider of communications and technology solutions, including managed services and cloud computing, to businesses nationwide. In addition to business services, it offers broadband, voice and video services to consumers in rural markets. The Company offers a portfolio of products and services to meet the communications and technology needs of its customers. Its business data services include Multi-site networking, which provides private, secure multi-site connections for large businesses with multiple locations; High-speed Internet access services, which provides reliable broadband Internet access, including high-speed T1, Dedicated Internet and Ethernet Internet options; and Data centers, which offers cloud computing, colocation, dedicated server, managed services and disaster recovery solutions. Its consumer services consist of high-speed Internet, voice and video services. The Company offers consumer video services through a relationship with Dish Network LLC. The Company also owns and operates cable television franchises in some of its service areas. The Company's video offerings allow them to provide comprehensive bundled services to its consumer base, helping insulate customers from competitors. The Company provides switched access services to long-distance companies and other local exchange carriers for access to its network in connection with the completion of long-distance calls. The Company also receives compensation from wireless and other local exchange carriers for the use of its facilities. Consumer sales are made through various distribution channels giving new and existing customers' choices in how they interact and experience its products and services. Additionally, the Company offers customers the opportunity to order service and purchase a number of products designed to enhance their existing services, such as tablet computers, telephones and accessories at any of its approximately 60 retail stores located in its local service areas. The Company's fiber transport network is fully integrated and allows offering a full suite of voice and advanced data services, including, but not limited to, multi-site networking, dedicated Internet and Ethernet solutions, high-speed Internet and VoIP services. The Company's owned local networks consist of central office digital switches, routers; loop carriers and virtual and physical colocations interconnected with fiber, copper and microwaved facilities. A mix of fiber optic and copper facilities connect its customers with the core network. The Company's competitors are other communications providers and cable television companies. The Company is subject to regulatory oversight by the FCC for particular interstate matters a
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