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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
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history
Cash to Debt 0.01
WIN's Cash to Debt is ranked lower than
55% of the 973 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 0.30 vs. WIN: 0.01 )
WIN' s 10-Year Cash to Debt Range
Min: 0   Max: No Debt
Current: 0.01

Equity to Asset 0.04
WIN's Equity to Asset is ranked higher than
63% of the 936 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 0.38 vs. WIN: 0.04 )
WIN' s 10-Year Equity to Asset Range
Min: 0   Max: 0.71
Current: 0.04

0
0.71
Interest Coverage 1.61
WIN's Interest Coverage is ranked higher than
64% of the 640 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 5.89 vs. WIN: 1.61 )
WIN' s 10-Year Interest Coverage Range
Min: 0.78   Max: 33.18
Current: 1.61

0.78
33.18
F-Score: 6
Z-Score: 0.86
M-Score: -3.01
WACC vs ROIC
7.46%
6.03%
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 (%) 13.83
WIN's Operating margin (%) is ranked higher than
79% of the 981 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 12.21 vs. WIN: 13.83 )
WIN' s 10-Year Operating margin (%) Range
Min: -10.34   Max: 36.65
Current: 13.83

-10.34
36.65
Net-margin (%) 2.66
WIN's Net-margin (%) is ranked higher than
71% of the 981 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 6.04 vs. WIN: 2.66 )
WIN' s 10-Year Net-margin (%) Range
Min: -12.56   Max: 28.13
Current: 2.66

-12.56
28.13
ROE (%) 22.56
WIN's ROE (%) is ranked higher than
68% of the 951 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 11.00 vs. WIN: 22.56 )
WIN' s 10-Year ROE (%) Range
Min: 12.92   Max: 1371.49
Current: 22.56

12.92
1371.49
ROA (%) 1.19
WIN's ROA (%) is ranked higher than
71% of the 987 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 4.22 vs. WIN: 1.19 )
WIN' s 10-Year ROA (%) Range
Min: -5.51   Max: 19.27
Current: 1.19

-5.51
19.27
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) 14.47
WIN's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
75% of the 986 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 20.31 vs. WIN: 14.47 )
WIN' s 10-Year ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: 15.22   Max: 87.77
Current: 14.47

15.22
87.77
Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) 8.60
WIN's Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
83% of the 850 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 3.20 vs. WIN: 8.60 )
WIN' s 10-Year Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: 0   Max: 14.9
Current: 8.6

0
14.9
EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) 2.00
WIN's EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
79% of the 769 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.90 vs. WIN: 2.00 )
WIN' s 10-Year EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: 0   Max: 29.6
Current: 2

0
29.6
EPS Growth (3Y)(%) -16.10
WIN's EPS Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked lower than
74% of the 728 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 3.50 vs. WIN: -16.10 )
WIN' s 10-Year EPS Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: 0   Max: 62.8
Current: -16.1

0
62.8
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Financials


Revenue & Net Income
Cash & Debt
Oprt. Cash Flow & Free Cash Flow

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Guru Trades

Q1 2014

WIN Guru Trades in Q1 2014

John Burbank 15,972 sh (New)
Paul Tudor Jones 70,804 sh (New)
Joel Greenblatt 3,845,584 sh (+384.4%)
Columbia Wanger 1,500,000 sh (unchged)
Pioneer Investments 640,076 sh (unchged)
Jeremy Grantham Sold Out
Steven Cohen 28,800 sh (-96.04%)
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Q2 2014

WIN Guru Trades in Q2 2014

Columbia Wanger 2,500,000 sh (+66.67%)
Pioneer Investments 640,076 sh (unchged)
Paul Tudor Jones Sold Out
John Burbank Sold Out
Joel Greenblatt 2,403,507 sh (-37.5%)
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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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Insider Trades

Latest Guru Trades with WIN

(List those with share number changes of more than 20%, or impact to portfolio more than 0.1%)

GuruDate Trades Impact to Portfolio Price Range * (?) Current Price Change from Average Current Shares
Joel Greenblatt 2014-12-31 Add 184.37%0.29%$8.27 - $10.94 $ 7.76-20%6782557
Joel Greenblatt 2014-06-30 Reduce -37.5%0.18%$8.5 - $10.19 $ 7.76-17%2403507
John Burbank 2014-06-30 Sold Out $8.5 - $10.19 $ 7.76-17%0
Joel Greenblatt 2014-03-31 Add 384.4%0.38%$7.2 - $8.4 $ 7.76-2%3845584
John Burbank 2014-03-31 New Buy$7.2 - $8.4 $ 7.76-2%15972
Joel Greenblatt 2013-12-31 Add 74.29%0.06%$7.92 - $8.655 $ 7.76-6%793889
Joel Greenblatt 2013-09-30 Add 150.48%0.07%$7.69 - $8.64 $ 7.76-6%455498
Joel Greenblatt 2013-06-30 Reduce -52.5%0.08%$7.65 - $8.87 $ 7.76-7%181853
Joel Greenblatt 2013-03-31 New Buy0.15%$7.93 - $10 $ 7.76-15%382852
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Ratios

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industry
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history
P/E(ttm) 30.80
WIN's P/E(ttm) is ranked higher than
59% of the 1046 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 23.00 vs. WIN: 30.80 )
WIN' s 10-Year P/E(ttm) Range
Min: 3.73   Max: 60.89
Current: 30.8

3.73
60.89
Forward P/E 232.56
WIN's Forward P/E is ranked higher than
82% of the 1046 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 24.27 vs. WIN: 232.56 )
N/A
PE(NRI) 32.30
WIN's PE(NRI) is ranked higher than
59% of the 1046 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 24.20 vs. WIN: 32.30 )
WIN' s 10-Year PE(NRI) Range
Min: 3.65   Max: 60.42
Current: 32.3

3.65
60.42
P/B 10.20
WIN's P/B is ranked higher than
66% of the 1046 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 2.91 vs. WIN: 10.20 )
WIN' s 10-Year P/B Range
Min: 0.23   Max: 23.36
Current: 10.2

0.23
23.36
P/S 0.80
WIN's P/S is ranked higher than
90% of the 1046 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.81 vs. WIN: 0.80 )
WIN' s 10-Year P/S Range
Min: 0.72   Max: 2.91
Current: 0.8

0.72
2.91
PFCF 6.20
WIN's PFCF is ranked higher than
97% of the 1046 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 32.57 vs. WIN: 6.20 )
WIN' s 10-Year PFCF Range
Min: 3.82   Max: 13.26
Current: 6.2

3.82
13.26
POCF 3.13
WIN's POCF is ranked higher than
95% of the 1046 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 8.67 vs. WIN: 3.13 )
WIN' s 10-Year POCF Range
Min: 2.67   Max: 7.49
Current: 3.13

2.67
7.49
EV-to-EBIT 16.28
WIN's EV-to-EBIT is ranked higher than
79% of the 1046 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 18.05 vs. WIN: 16.28 )
WIN' s 10-Year EV-to-EBIT Range
Min: 3.2   Max: 18.9
Current: 16.28

3.2
18.9
PEG 26.92
WIN's PEG is ranked higher than
76% of the 1046 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 0.00 vs. WIN: 26.92 )
WIN' s 10-Year PEG Range
Min: 0.41   Max: 120.44
Current: 26.92

0.41
120.44
Shiller P/E 15.90
WIN's Shiller P/E is ranked higher than
91% of the 1046 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 37.21 vs. WIN: 15.90 )
WIN' s 10-Year Shiller P/E Range
Min: 8.89   Max: 23.52
Current: 15.9

8.89
23.52
Current Ratio 0.73
WIN's Current Ratio is ranked higher than
64% of the 965 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.04 vs. WIN: 0.73 )
WIN' s 10-Year Current Ratio Range
Min: 0.5   Max: 2.05
Current: 0.73

0.5
2.05
Quick Ratio 0.68
WIN's Quick Ratio is ranked higher than
65% of the 965 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 0.97 vs. WIN: 0.68 )
WIN' s 10-Year Quick Ratio Range
Min: 0.47   Max: 2.02
Current: 0.68

0.47
2.02
Days Inventory 9.19
WIN's Days Inventory is ranked higher than
92% of the 1046 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 25.26 vs. WIN: 9.19 )
WIN' s 10-Year Days Inventory Range
Min: 0.53   Max: 13.11
Current: 9.19

0.53
13.11
Days Sales Outstanding 38.33
WIN's Days Sales Outstanding is ranked higher than
87% of the 1046 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 54.13 vs. WIN: 38.33 )
WIN' s 10-Year Days Sales Outstanding Range
Min: 7.81   Max: 56.05
Current: 38.33

7.81
56.05

Dividend & Buy Back

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industry
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history
Dividend Yield 13.00
WIN's Dividend Yield is ranked higher than
96% of the 693 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 3.47 vs. WIN: 13.00 )
WIN' s 10-Year Dividend Yield Range
Min: 1.15   Max: 15.22
Current: 13

1.15
15.22
Dividend Payout 3.94
WIN's Dividend Payout is ranked higher than
68% of the 1046 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.39 vs. WIN: 3.94 )
WIN' s 10-Year Dividend Payout Range
Min: 0.2   Max: 25
Current: 3.94

0.2
25
Yield on cost (5-Year) 12.90
WIN's Yield on cost (5-Year) is ranked higher than
91% of the 702 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 3.93 vs. WIN: 12.90 )
WIN' s 10-Year Yield on cost (5-Year) Range
Min: 1.15   Max: 15.22
Current: 12.9

1.15
15.22
Share Buyback Rate -8.00
WIN's Share Buyback Rate is ranked higher than
74% of the 712 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: -0.20 vs. WIN: -8.00 )
WIN' s 10-Year Share Buyback Rate Range
Min: 0   Max: -83.5
Current: -8

Valuation & Return

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Price/DCF (Projected) 0.58
WIN's Price/DCF (Projected) is ranked higher than
96% of the 1046 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.94 vs. WIN: 0.58 )
WIN' s 10-Year Price/DCF (Projected) Range
Min: 0.57   Max: 0.91
Current: 0.58

0.57
0.91
Price/Median PS Value 0.52
WIN's Price/Median PS Value is ranked higher than
95% of the 1046 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.18 vs. WIN: 0.52 )
WIN' s 10-Year Price/Median PS Value Range
Min: 0.49   Max: 1.76
Current: 0.52

0.49
1.76
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) 6.10
WIN's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) is ranked higher than
78% of the 976 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 5.80 vs. WIN: 6.10 )
WIN' s 10-Year Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) Range
Min: 5.3   Max: 31.7
Current: 6.1

5.3
31.7
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) 18.05
WIN's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) is ranked higher than
88% of the 688 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 9.04 vs. WIN: 18.05 )
WIN' s 10-Year Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) Range
Min: 8.1   Max: 46.3
Current: 18.05

8.1
46.3

Business Description

Industry: Communication Services » Telecom Services
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Traded in other countries:B4O.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 advanced 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 m
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