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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 : 3/10

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industry
vs
history
Cash to Debt 0.01
NAS:WIN's Cash to Debt is ranked lower than
98% of the 474 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 0.41 vs. NAS:WIN: 0.01 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Cash to Debt only.
NAS: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
NAS:WIN's Equity to Asset is ranked lower than
93% of the 468 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 0.40 vs. NAS:WIN: 0.02 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Equity to Asset only.
NAS: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
NAS:WIN's Interest Coverage is ranked lower than
95% of the 368 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 6.66 vs. NAS:WIN: 0.65 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Interest Coverage only.
NAS:WIN' s Interest Coverage Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.63  Med: 1.85 Max: 4.29
Current: 0.65
0.63
4.29
F-Score: 6
Z-Score: 0.65
M-Score: -2.97
WACC vs ROIC
4.96%
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
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history
Operating margin (%) 10.42
NAS:WIN's Operating margin (%) is ranked higher than
60% of the 470 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 7.30 vs. NAS:WIN: 10.42 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Operating margin (%) only.
NAS: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
NAS:WIN's Net-margin (%) is ranked lower than
72% of the 472 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 3.25 vs. NAS:WIN: -2.84 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Net-margin (%) only.
NAS:WIN' s Net-margin (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -2.84  Med: 6.2 Max: 28.13
Current: -2.84
-2.84
28.13
ROE (%) -56.62
NAS:WIN's ROE (%) is ranked lower than
92% of the 455 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 6.20 vs. NAS:WIN: -56.62 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROE (%) only.
NAS:WIN' s ROE (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -56.62  Med: 26.17 Max: 156.82
Current: -56.62
-56.62
156.82
ROA (%) -1.26
NAS:WIN's ROA (%) is ranked lower than
71% of the 479 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 2.31 vs. NAS:WIN: -1.26 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROA (%) only.
NAS:WIN' s ROA (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -1.26  Med: 2.4 Max: 11.27
Current: -1.26
-1.26
11.27
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) 14.20
NAS:WIN's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
50% of the 476 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 14.14 vs. NAS:WIN: 14.20 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) only.
NAS:WIN' s ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 9.13  Med: 20.14 Max: 40.43
Current: 14.2
9.13
40.43
Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) -2.60
NAS:WIN's Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked lower than
65% of the 411 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 2.80 vs. NAS:WIN: -2.60 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) only.
NAS:WIN' s Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0  Med: 2.2 Max: 14.9
Current: -2.6
0
14.9
EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) 0.10
NAS:WIN's EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked lower than
56% of the 350 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.70 vs. NAS:WIN: 0.10 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) only.
NAS:WIN' s EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0  Med: 0.1 Max: 29.7
Current: 0.1
0
29.7
EPS Growth (3Y)(%) -48.00
NAS:WIN's EPS Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked lower than
92% of the 303 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: -1.60 vs. NAS:WIN: -48.00 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EPS Growth (3Y)(%) only.
NAS:WIN' s EPS Growth (3Y)(%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0  Med: -16.3 Max: 62.8
Current: -48
0
62.8
» NAS:WIN's 10-Y Financials

Financials (Next Earnings Date: 2017-02-24)


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

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Guru Trades

Q4 2015

WIN Guru Trades in Q4 2015

Steven Cohen 579,800 sh (New)
Pioneer Investments 96,679 sh (unchged)
Paul Tudor Jones 75,144 sh (-96.39%)
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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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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

Ratios

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industry
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history
Price/Owner Earnings (ttm) 9.90
WIN's Price/Owner Earnings (ttm) is ranked higher than
78% of the 218 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 17.41 vs. WIN: 9.90 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Owner Earnings (ttm) only.
WIN' s Price/Owner Earnings (ttm) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1.19  Med: 2.04 Max: 12.88
Current: 9.9
1.19
12.88
P/B 2.94
WIN's P/B is ranked lower than
60% of the 450 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 2.08 vs. WIN: 2.94 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/B only.
WIN' s P/B Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.06  Med: 2.34 Max: 13.77
Current: 2.94
0.06
13.77
P/S 0.12
WIN's P/S is ranked higher than
98% of the 458 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.44 vs. WIN: 0.12 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/S only.
WIN' s P/S Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.08  Med: 0.34 Max: 0.59
Current: 0.12
0.08
0.59
POCF 0.79
WIN's POCF is ranked higher than
98% of the 302 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 6.79 vs. WIN: 0.79 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful POCF only.
WIN' s POCF Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.39  Med: 1.01 Max: 1.97
Current: 0.79
0.39
1.97
EV-to-EBIT 14.18
WIN's EV-to-EBIT is ranked higher than
58% of the 352 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 16.25 vs. WIN: 14.18 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EV-to-EBIT only.
WIN' s EV-to-EBIT Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 3.1  Med: 9.1 Max: 33.1
Current: 14.18
3.1
33.1
EV-to-EBITDA 5.24
WIN's EV-to-EBITDA is ranked higher than
75% of the 385 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 8.29 vs. WIN: 5.24 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EV-to-EBITDA only.
WIN' s EV-to-EBITDA Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1.7  Med: 4.7 Max: 6.7
Current: 5.24
1.7
6.7
Shiller P/E 2.23
WIN's Shiller P/E is ranked higher than
94% of the 121 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 17.29 vs. WIN: 2.23 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Shiller P/E only.
WIN' s Shiller P/E Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.99  Med: 2.36 Max: 3.57
Current: 2.23
0.99
3.57
Current Ratio 0.80
WIN's Current Ratio is ranked lower than
69% of the 466 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.10 vs. WIN: 0.80 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Current Ratio only.
WIN' s Current Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.49  Med: 0.85 Max: 2.05
Current: 0.8
0.49
2.05
Quick Ratio 0.73
WIN's Quick Ratio is ranked lower than
70% of the 466 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: 0.46  Med: 0.8 Max: 2.02
Current: 0.73
0.46
2.02
Days Inventory 10.14
WIN's Days Inventory is ranked higher than
68% of the 352 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 17.05 vs. WIN: 10.14 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Inventory only.
WIN' s Days Inventory Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 8.34  Med: 9.63 Max: 13.15
Current: 10.14
8.34
13.15
Days Sales Outstanding 43.08
WIN's Days Sales Outstanding is ranked higher than
55% of the 359 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 46.39 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
65% of the 301 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 61.03 vs. WIN: 42.51 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Payable only.
WIN' s Days Payable Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 39.31  Med: 51.56 Max: 60.34
Current: 42.51
39.31
60.34

Dividend & Buy Back

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industry
vs
history
Dividend Yield 7.79
WIN's Dividend Yield is ranked higher than
87% of the 788 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 3.88 vs. WIN: 7.79 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Dividend Yield only.
WIN' s Dividend Yield Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 5.97  Med: 36.5 Max: 109.54
Current: 7.79
5.97
109.54
Dividend Growth (3y) -27.30
WIN's Dividend Growth (3y) is ranked lower than
77% of the 199 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 3.50 vs. WIN: -27.30 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Dividend Growth (3y) only.
WIN' s Dividend Growth (3y) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0  Med: -7.4 Max: 0
Current: -27.3
Forward Dividend Yield 7.75
WIN's Forward Dividend Yield is ranked higher than
87% of the 748 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 4.46 vs. WIN: 7.75 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward Dividend Yield only.
N/A
Yield on cost (5-Year) 3.93
WIN's Yield on cost (5-Year) is ranked lower than
59% of the 790 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 2.43 vs. WIN: 3.93 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Yield on cost (5-Year) only.
WIN' s Yield on cost (5-Year) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 3.01  Med: 18.4 Max: 55.23
Current: 3.93
3.01
55.23
3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio 0.50
WIN's 3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio is ranked higher than
80% of the 274 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

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industry
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history
Price/Projected FCF 0.16
WIN's Price/Projected FCF is ranked higher than
97% of the 230 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.38 vs. WIN: 0.16 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Projected FCF only.
WIN' s Price/Projected FCF Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.1  Med: 0.18 Max: 0.24
Current: 0.16
0.1
0.24
Price/Median PS Value 0.39
WIN's Price/Median PS Value is ranked higher than
94% of the 387 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 0.99 vs. WIN: 0.39 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Median PS Value only.
WIN' s Price/Median PS Value Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.31  Med: 1.03 Max: 1.68
Current: 0.39
0.31
1.68
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) 7.10
WIN's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
68% of the 464 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 4.50 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: 11 Max: 32.1
Current: 7.1
3
32.1
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) 56.80
WIN's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) is ranked higher than
96% of the 248 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 8.24 vs. WIN: 56.80 )
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: 40.7  Med: 56.25 Max: 138.1
Current: 56.8
40.7
138.1

More Statistics

Revenue (TTM) (Mil) $5,505
EPS (TTM) $ -1.83
Beta-0.31
Short Percentage of Float28.97%
52-Week Range $4.75 - 10.46
Shares Outstanding (Mil)96.11

Analyst Estimate

Dec16 Dec17 Dec18 Dec19
Revenue (Mil $) 5,416 5,299 5,206 5,167
EPS ($) -2.46 -1.81 -1.47 -1.50
EPS w/o NRI ($) -2.46 -1.81 -1.47 -1.50
EPS Growth Rate
(3Y to 5Y Estimate)
-8.50%
Dividends Per Share ($) 0.60 0.60 0.60
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