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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 : 4/10

vs
industry
vs
history
Cash-to-Debt 0.01
WIN's Cash-to-Debt is ranked lower than
98% of the 460 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 0.42 vs. WIN: 0.01 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Cash-to-Debt only.
WIN' s Cash-to-Debt Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0  Med: 0.01 Max: N/A
Current: 0.01
Equity-to-Asset 0.02
WIN's Equity-to-Asset is ranked lower than
94% of the 457 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 0.40 vs. WIN: 0.02 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Equity-to-Asset only.
WIN' s Equity-to-Asset Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0  Med: 0.06 Max: 0.71
Current: 0.02
0
0.71
Interest Coverage 0.65
WIN's Interest Coverage is ranked lower than
94% of the 381 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 6.66 vs. WIN: 0.65 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Interest Coverage only.
WIN' s Interest Coverage Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.63  Med: 1.84 Max: 4.29
Current: 0.65
0.63
4.29
Piotroski F-Score: 6
Altman Z-Score: 0.65
Beneish M-Score: -2.98
WACC vs ROIC
4.91%
2.55%
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
vs
history
Operating Margin % 10.42
WIN's Operating Margin % is ranked higher than
59% of the 457 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 7.39 vs. WIN: 10.42 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Operating Margin % only.
WIN' s Operating Margin % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 8.7  Med: 25.18 Max: 35.71
Current: 10.42
8.7
35.71
Net Margin % -2.84
WIN's Net Margin % is ranked lower than
73% of the 459 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 3.35 vs. WIN: -2.84 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Net Margin % only.
WIN' s Net Margin % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -0.68  Med: 6.23 Max: 28.13
Current: -2.84
-0.68
28.13
ROE % -56.62
WIN's ROE % is ranked lower than
93% of the 445 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 5.91 vs. WIN: -56.62 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROE % only.
WIN' s ROE % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -8.36  Med: 25.96 Max: 156.82
Current: -56.62
-8.36
156.82
ROA % -1.26
WIN's ROA % is ranked lower than
72% of the 467 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 2.38 vs. WIN: -1.26 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROA % only.
WIN' s ROA % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -0.3  Med: 2.41 Max: 11.27
Current: -1.26
-0.3
11.27
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) % 14.20
WIN's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) % is ranked higher than
50% of the 463 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 14.10 vs. WIN: 14.20 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROC (Joel Greenblatt) % only.
WIN' s ROC (Joel Greenblatt) % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 9.13  Med: 20.17 Max: 40.43
Current: 14.2
9.13
40.43
3-Year Revenue Growth Rate -2.50
WIN's 3-Year Revenue Growth Rate is ranked lower than
65% of the 396 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 2.60 vs. WIN: -2.50 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful 3-Year Revenue Growth Rate only.
WIN' s 3-Year Revenue Growth Rate Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0  Med: 4.8 Max: 85.3
Current: -2.5
0
85.3
3-Year EBITDA Growth Rate 0.10
WIN's 3-Year EBITDA Growth Rate is ranked lower than
56% of the 336 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.90 vs. WIN: 0.10 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful 3-Year EBITDA Growth Rate only.
WIN' s 3-Year EBITDA Growth Rate Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0  Med: 0.1 Max: 73.4
Current: 0.1
0
73.4
3-Year EPS without NRI Growth Rate -48.00
WIN's 3-Year EPS without NRI Growth Rate is ranked lower than
93% of the 285 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: -1.90 vs. WIN: -48.00 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful 3-Year EPS without NRI Growth Rate only.
WIN' s 3-Year EPS without NRI Growth Rate Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0  Med: -16 Max: 62.8
Current: -48
0
62.8
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Guru Trades

Q1 2016

WIN Guru Trades in Q1 2016

Jim Simons 1,123,300 sh (New)
Joel Greenblatt 14,459 sh (New)
Pioneer Investments 96,679 sh (unchged)
Steven Cohen Sold Out
Paul Tudor Jones 52,518 sh (-30.11%)
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Q2 2016

WIN Guru Trades in Q2 2016

Jim Simons 2,566,500 sh (+128.48%)
Paul Tudor Jones 55,436 sh (+5.56%)
Jeremy Grantham 900,000 sh (unchged)
Joel Greenblatt Sold Out
Pioneer Investments 92,433 sh (-4.39%)
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Q3 2016

WIN Guru Trades in Q3 2016

Jim Simons 3,709,200 sh (+44.52%)
Paul Tudor Jones 66,473 sh (+19.91%)
Jeremy Grantham 900,000 sh (unchged)
Pioneer Investments 23,420 sh (-74.66%)
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Q4 2016

WIN Guru Trades in Q4 2016

Jim Simons 4,577,600 sh (+23.41%)
Jeremy Grantham 900,000 sh (unchged)
Pioneer Investments 23,420 sh (unchged)
Paul Tudor Jones 41,049 sh (-38.25%)
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Business Description

Industry: Communication Services » Telecom Services    NAICS: 517110    SIC: 4813
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Windstream Holdings, Inc. is a provider of communications and technology solutions, including managed services and cloud computing, to businesses nationwide. It offers broadband, voice and video services to consumers in rural markets.

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's segments include: Consumer and Small Business - ILEC, Carrier, Enterprise, and Small Business - CLEC, as further defined below. This structure aligns all aspects of the customer relationship (sales, service delivery, and customer service) to improve accountability to the customer and sharpen our operational focus. 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 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 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

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Ratios

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industry
vs
history
Price-to-Owner-Earnings 9.49
WIN's Price-to-Owner-Earnings is ranked higher than
79% of the 234 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 17.08 vs. WIN: 9.49 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price-to-Owner-Earnings only.
WIN' s Price-to-Owner-Earnings Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1.19  Med: 2.04 Max: 13.12
Current: 9.49
1.19
13.12
PB Ratio 2.79
WIN's PB Ratio is ranked lower than
56% of the 488 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 2.28 vs. WIN: 2.79 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PB Ratio only.
WIN' s PB Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.39  Med: 2.44 Max: 13.77
Current: 2.79
0.39
13.77
PS Ratio 0.12
WIN's PS Ratio is ranked higher than
98% of the 494 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.51 vs. WIN: 0.12 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PS Ratio only.
WIN' s PS Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.07  Med: 0.27 Max: 0.59
Current: 0.12
0.07
0.59
Price-to-Operating-Cash-Flow 0.77
WIN's Price-to-Operating-Cash-Flow is ranked higher than
98% of the 338 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 6.39 vs. WIN: 0.77 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price-to-Operating-Cash-Flow only.
WIN' s Price-to-Operating-Cash-Flow Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.15  Med: 0.95 Max: 1.97
Current: 0.77
0.15
1.97
EV-to-EBIT 14.09
WIN's EV-to-EBIT is ranked higher than
56% of the 394 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 15.57 vs. WIN: 14.09 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EV-to-EBIT only.
WIN' s EV-to-EBIT Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1.7  Med: 9.1 Max: 33.1
Current: 14.09
1.7
33.1
EV-to-EBITDA 5.23
WIN's EV-to-EBITDA is ranked higher than
77% of the 433 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 8.64 vs. WIN: 5.23 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EV-to-EBITDA only.
WIN' s EV-to-EBITDA Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.9  Med: 4.7 Max: 6.7
Current: 5.23
0.9
6.7
Shiller PE Ratio 2.15
WIN's Shiller PE Ratio is ranked higher than
95% of the 116 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 16.72 vs. WIN: 2.15 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Shiller PE Ratio only.
WIN' s Shiller PE Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.99  Med: 2.3 Max: 3.54
Current: 2.15
0.99
3.54
Current Ratio 0.80
WIN's Current Ratio is ranked lower than
69% of the 441 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.13 vs. WIN: 0.80 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Current Ratio only.
WIN' s Current Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.44  Med: 0.85 Max: 2.05
Current: 0.8
0.44
2.05
Quick Ratio 0.73
WIN's Quick Ratio is ranked lower than
69% of the 441 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.03 vs. WIN: 0.73 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Quick Ratio only.
WIN' s Quick Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.41  Med: 0.8 Max: 2.02
Current: 0.73
0.41
2.02
Days Inventory 10.14
WIN's Days Inventory is ranked higher than
69% of the 350 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 17.36 vs. WIN: 10.14 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Inventory only.
WIN' s Days Inventory Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 8.18  Med: 9.55 Max: 13.11
Current: 10.14
8.18
13.11
Days Sales Outstanding 43.08
WIN's Days Sales Outstanding is ranked higher than
55% of the 350 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 46.91 vs. WIN: 43.08 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Sales Outstanding only.
WIN' s Days Sales Outstanding Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 35.53  Med: 37.75 Max: 56.07
Current: 43.08
35.53
56.07
Days Payable 42.51
WIN's Days Payable is ranked lower than
67% of the 290 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 64.92 vs. WIN: 42.51 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Payable only.
WIN' s Days Payable Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 39.26  Med: 50.24 Max: 60.15
Current: 42.51
39.26
60.15

Dividend & Buy Back

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industry
vs
history
Dividend Yield % 8.25
WIN's Dividend Yield % is ranked higher than
92% of the 738 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 4.14 vs. WIN: 8.25 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Dividend Yield % only.
WIN' s Dividend Yield % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 5.97  Med: 35.87 Max: 109.54
Current: 8.25
5.97
109.54
3-Year Dividend Growth Rate -27.30
WIN's 3-Year Dividend Growth Rate is ranked lower than
78% of the 195 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 3.90 vs. WIN: -27.30 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful 3-Year Dividend Growth Rate only.
WIN' s 3-Year Dividend Growth Rate Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0  Med: -7.4 Max: 0
Current: -27.3
Forward Dividend Yield % 8.25
WIN's Forward Dividend Yield % is ranked higher than
93% of the 718 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 4.07 vs. WIN: 8.25 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward Dividend Yield % only.
N/A
5-Year Yield-on-Cost % 4.16
WIN's 5-Year Yield-on-Cost % is ranked lower than
55% of the 793 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 4.43 vs. WIN: 4.16 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful 5-Year Yield-on-Cost % only.
WIN' s 5-Year Yield-on-Cost % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 3.01  Med: 18.12 Max: 55.23
Current: 4.16
3.01
55.23
3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio 0.50
WIN's 3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio is ranked higher than
79% of the 268 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: -1.60 vs. WIN: 0.50 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful 3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio only.
WIN' s 3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -89  Med: -3.5 Max: 0
Current: 0.5
-89
0

Valuation & Return

vs
industry
vs
history
Price-to-Intrinsic-Value-Projected-FCF 0.15
WIN's Price-to-Intrinsic-Value-Projected-FCF is ranked higher than
97% of the 233 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.46 vs. WIN: 0.15 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price-to-Intrinsic-Value-Projected-FCF only.
WIN' s Price-to-Intrinsic-Value-Projected-FCF Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.1  Med: 0.18 Max: 0.24
Current: 0.15
0.1
0.24
Price-to-Median-PS-Value 0.46
WIN's Price-to-Median-PS-Value is ranked higher than
93% of the 444 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.03 vs. WIN: 0.46 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price-to-Median-PS-Value only.
WIN' s Price-to-Median-PS-Value Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.26  Med: 1 Max: 2.12
Current: 0.46
0.26
2.12
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) % 7.10
WIN's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) % is ranked higher than
66% of the 501 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 4.40 vs. WIN: 7.10 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) % only.
WIN' s Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 3  Med: 10.95 Max: 57.9
Current: 7.1
3
57.9
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) % 56.82
WIN's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) % is ranked higher than
96% of the 250 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 8.46 vs. WIN: 56.82 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) % only.
WIN' s Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 29.8  Med: 56.95 Max: 138
Current: 56.82
29.8
138

More Statistics

Revenue (TTM) (Mil) $5,505
EPS (TTM) $ -1.83
Beta-0.41
Short Percentage of Float27.16%
52-Week Range $6.05 - 10.46
Shares Outstanding (Mil)96.11

Analyst Estimate

Dec16 Dec17 Dec18 Dec19
Revenue (Mil $) 5,420 5,294 5,204 5,167
EPS ($) -2.34 -1.78 -1.72 -1.50
EPS without NRI ($) -2.34 -1.78 -1.72 -1.50
EPS Growth Rate
(Future 3Y To 5Y Estimate)
-24.38%
Dividends per Share ($) 0.60 0.60 0.60
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