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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
Cash to Debt 0.01
WIN's Cash to Debt is ranked lower than
98% of the 466 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 0.43 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 0.01
WIN's Equity to Asset is ranked lower than
94% of the 456 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 0.41 vs. WIN: 0.01 )
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: 0.01
0
0.71
Interest Coverage 0.54
WIN's Interest Coverage is ranked lower than
97% of the 317 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 8.81 vs. WIN: 0.54 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Interest Coverage only.
WIN' s Interest Coverage Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.89  Med: 2.14 Max: 33.18
Current: 0.54
0.89
33.18
F-Score: 5
Z-Score: 0.54
M-Score: -2.91
WACC vs ROIC
4.05%
0.90%
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 (%) 6.89
WIN's Operating margin (%) is ranked lower than
54% of the 465 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 8.58 vs. WIN: 6.89 )
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: 6.89
8.7
35.71
Net-margin (%) -3.30
WIN's Net-margin (%) is ranked lower than
75% of the 465 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 4.47 vs. WIN: -3.30 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Net-margin (%) only.
WIN' s Net-margin (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -0.68  Med: 9.80 Max: 28.13
Current: -3.3
-0.68
28.13
ROE (%) -68.16
WIN's ROE (%) is ranked lower than
92% of the 445 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 7.28 vs. WIN: -68.16 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROE (%) only.
WIN' s ROE (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -7.42  Med: 26.17 Max: 156.82
Current: -68.16
-7.42
156.82
ROA (%) -1.48
WIN's ROA (%) is ranked lower than
72% of the 476 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 2.77 vs. WIN: -1.48 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROA (%) only.
WIN' s ROA (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -0.3  Med: 3.48 Max: 11.27
Current: -1.48
-0.3
11.27
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) 7.48
WIN's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked lower than
64% of the 469 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 15.10 vs. WIN: 7.48 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) only.
WIN' s ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 9.13  Med: 23.98 Max: 40.43
Current: 7.48
9.13
40.43
Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) 5.40
WIN's Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
59% of the 401 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 2.50 vs. WIN: 5.40 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) only.
WIN' s Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
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
55% of the 338 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.00 vs. WIN: -1.00 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) only.
WIN' s EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0  Med: 0.50 Max: 29.7
Current: -1
0
29.7
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Guru Trades

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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Q3 2015

WIN Guru Trades in Q3 2015

Paul Tudor Jones 2,082,679 sh (+1267.14%)
Pioneer Investments 96,679 sh (unchged)
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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
92% of the 196 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 15.60 vs. WIN: 55.87 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward P/E only.
N/A
P/B 3.10
WIN's P/B is ranked lower than
70% of the 437 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 2.05 vs. WIN: 3.10 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/B only.
WIN' s P/B Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.06  Med: 2.25 Max: 13.8
Current: 3.1
0.06
13.8
P/S 0.10
WIN's P/S is ranked higher than
98% of the 461 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.39 vs. WIN: 0.10 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/S only.
WIN' s P/S Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.08  Med: 0.39 Max: 0.78
Current: 0.1
0.08
0.78
PFCF 3.97
WIN's PFCF is ranked higher than
90% of the 234 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 16.25 vs. WIN: 3.97 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PFCF only.
WIN' s PFCF Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1.03  Med: 2.13 Max: 5.63
Current: 3.97
1.03
5.63
POCF 0.50
WIN's POCF is ranked higher than
98% of the 319 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 7.36 vs. WIN: 0.50 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful POCF only.
WIN' s POCF Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.39  Med: 1.05 Max: 2.01
Current: 0.5
0.39
2.01
EV-to-EBIT 27.83
WIN's EV-to-EBIT is ranked lower than
77% of the 331 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 15.44 vs. WIN: 27.83 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EV-to-EBIT only.
WIN' s EV-to-EBIT Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 2.1  Med: 8.20 Max: 32.7
Current: 27.83
2.1
32.7
EV-to-EBITDA 6.23
WIN's EV-to-EBITDA is ranked higher than
67% of the 380 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 8.35 vs. WIN: 6.23 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EV-to-EBITDA only.
WIN' s EV-to-EBITDA Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1.2  Med: 4.60 Max: 6.6
Current: 6.23
1.2
6.6
Shiller P/E 1.21
WIN's Shiller P/E is ranked higher than
96% of the 122 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 16.30 vs. WIN: 1.21 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Shiller P/E only.
WIN' s Shiller P/E Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.99  Med: 2.53 Max: 3.64
Current: 1.21
0.99
3.64
Current Ratio 0.87
WIN's Current Ratio is ranked lower than
66% of the 459 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.13 vs. WIN: 0.87 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Current Ratio only.
WIN' s Current Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.49  Med: 0.88 Max: 2.05
Current: 0.87
0.49
2.05
Quick Ratio 0.80
WIN's Quick Ratio is ranked lower than
65% of the 459 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.04 vs. WIN: 0.80 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Quick Ratio only.
WIN' s Quick Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.46  Med: 0.83 Max: 2.02
Current: 0.8
0.46
2.02
Days Inventory 8.70
WIN's Days Inventory is ranked higher than
69% of the 349 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 16.14 vs. WIN: 8.70 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Inventory only.
WIN' s Days Inventory Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 5.97  Med: 9.64 Max: 13.11
Current: 8.7
5.97
13.11
Days Sales Outstanding 41.50
WIN's Days Sales Outstanding is ranked higher than
57% of the 361 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 47.67 vs. WIN: 41.50 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Sales Outstanding only.
WIN' s Days Sales Outstanding Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 31.55  Med: 36.70 Max: 56.05
Current: 41.5
31.55
56.05
Days Payable 45.71
WIN's Days Payable is ranked lower than
64% of the 307 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 64.06 vs. WIN: 45.71 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Payable only.
WIN' s Days Payable Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 39.26  Med: 48.02 Max: 60.14
Current: 45.71
39.26
60.14

Dividend & Buy Back

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industry
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history
Dividend Yield 15.00
WIN's Dividend Yield is ranked higher than
98% of the 706 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 3.53 vs. WIN: 15.00 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Dividend Yield only.
WIN' s Dividend Yield Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 4.25  Med: 36.56 Max: 109.54
Current: 15
4.25
109.54
Dividend Payout 3.94
WIN's Dividend Payout is ranked lower than
96% of the 364 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 0.47 vs. WIN: 3.94 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Dividend Payout only.
WIN' s Dividend Payout Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.2  Med: 1.41 Max: 30
Current: 3.94
0.2
30
Forward Dividend Yield 10.64
WIN's Forward Dividend Yield is ranked higher than
92% of the 639 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 4.20 vs. WIN: 10.64 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward Dividend Yield only.
N/A
Yield on cost (5-Year) 15.00
WIN's Yield on cost (5-Year) is ranked higher than
96% of the 706 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 4.06 vs. WIN: 15.00 )
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: 4.25  Med: 36.56 Max: 109.54
Current: 15
4.25
109.54
3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio -5.20
WIN's 3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio is ranked lower than
68% of the 304 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: -1.00 vs. WIN: -5.20 )
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: -83.5  Med: -5.35 Max: 0
Current: -5.2
-83.5
0

Valuation & Return

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industry
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history
Price/Projected FCF 0.09
WIN's Price/Projected FCF is ranked higher than
98% of the 233 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.25 vs. WIN: 0.09 )
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: 0.09
0.1
0.24
Price/Median PS Value 0.24
WIN's Price/Median PS Value is ranked higher than
97% of the 421 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 0.96 vs. WIN: 0.24 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Median PS Value only.
WIN' s Price/Median PS Value Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.27  Med: 1.01 Max: 1.85
Current: 0.24
0.27
1.85
Price/Graham Number 0.11
WIN's Price/Graham Number is ranked higher than
97% of the 269 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.45 vs. WIN: 0.11 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Graham Number only.
WIN' s Price/Graham Number Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.12  Med: 0.17 Max: 0.59
Current: 0.11
0.12
0.59
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) 3.60
WIN's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) is ranked lower than
56% of the 457 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 4.30 vs. WIN: 3.60 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) only.
WIN' s Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 3.1  Med: 12.10 Max: 46.6
Current: 3.6
3.1
46.6
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) 104.61
WIN's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) is ranked higher than
98% of the 249 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 10.22 vs. WIN: 104.61 )
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: 42.5  Med: 56.80 Max: 137.4
Current: 104.61
42.5
137.4

More Statistics

Revenue(Mil) $5781
EPS $ -1.90
Beta-0.19
Short Percentage of Float26.05%
52-Week Range $4.42 - 14.54
Shares Outstanding(Mil)101.04

Analyst Estimate

Dec15 Dec16 Dec17 Dec18
Revenue(Mil) 5,765 5,579 5,505 5,388
EPS($) -1.37 -1.80 -2.46 -2.55
EPS without NRI($) -1.37 -1.80 -2.46 -2.55

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Business Description

Industry: Communication Services » Telecom Services
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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 an
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