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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 0.04
CBB's Cash-to-Debt is ranked lower than
98% of the 454 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 0.44 vs. CBB: 0.04 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Cash-to-Debt only.
CBB' s Cash-to-Debt Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0  Med: 0.01 Max: N/A
Current: 0.04
Equity-to-Asset -0.09
CBB's Equity-to-Asset is ranked lower than
96% of the 453 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 0.41 vs. CBB: -0.09 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Equity-to-Asset only.
CBB' s Equity-to-Asset Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -1.79  Med: -0.09 Max: 0.46
Current: -0.09
-1.79
0.46
Interest Coverage 0.79
CBB's Interest Coverage is ranked lower than
86% of the 370 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 7.30 vs. CBB: 0.79 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Interest Coverage only.
CBB' s Interest Coverage Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.79  Med: 1.24 Max: 2.26
Current: 0.79
0.79
2.26
Piotroski F-Score: 7
Altman Z-Score: -0.76
Beneish M-Score: -3.33
WACC vs ROIC
7.31%
7.37%
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 : 5/10

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Operating Margin % 4.94
CBB's Operating Margin % is ranked higher than
51% of the 453 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 7.70 vs. CBB: 4.94 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Operating Margin % only.
CBB' s Operating Margin % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 4.94  Med: 18.04 Max: 22.12
Current: 4.94
4.94
22.12
Net Margin % 13.23
CBB's Net Margin % is ranked higher than
71% of the 455 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 3.68 vs. CBB: 13.23 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Net Margin % only.
CBB' s Net Margin % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -5.1  Med: 5.97 Max: 30.29
Current: 13.23
-5.1
30.29
ROA % 10.49
CBB's ROA % is ranked higher than
75% of the 462 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 2.38 vs. CBB: 10.49 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROA % only.
CBB' s ROA % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -2.2  Med: 3.74 Max: 21.65
Current: 10.49
-2.2
21.65
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) % 30.06
CBB's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) % is ranked higher than
63% of the 458 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 14.31 vs. CBB: 30.06 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROC (Joel Greenblatt) % only.
CBB' s ROC (Joel Greenblatt) % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 8.24  Med: 24.72 Max: 61.83
Current: 30.06
8.24
61.83
3-Year Revenue Growth Rate 2.60
CBB's 3-Year Revenue Growth Rate is ranked lower than
66% of the 399 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 2.40 vs. CBB: 2.60 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful 3-Year Revenue Growth Rate only.
CBB' s 3-Year Revenue Growth Rate Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -22.5  Med: 2.6 Max: 18.8
Current: 2.6
-22.5
18.8
3-Year EBITDA Growth Rate 14.70
CBB's 3-Year EBITDA Growth Rate is ranked higher than
74% of the 343 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.60 vs. CBB: 14.70 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful 3-Year EBITDA Growth Rate only.
CBB' s 3-Year EBITDA Growth Rate Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -49.8  Med: 4.8 Max: 161.9
Current: 14.7
-49.8
161.9
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Q2 2016

CBB Guru Trades in Q2 2016

Diamond Hill Capital 1,249,503 sh (+242.31%)
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Q3 2016

CBB Guru Trades in Q3 2016

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Q4 2016

CBB Guru Trades in Q4 2016

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Paul Tudor Jones Sold Out
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Jim Simons 131,040 sh (-52.03%)
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Q1 2017

CBB Guru Trades in Q1 2017

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Jim Simons Sold Out
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Preferred stocks of Cincinnati Bell Inc

SymbolPriceYieldDescription
CBBPRB50.351.68Depositary Shares Each Representing a 1/20th interest in a share of 6 3/4% Cumulative Convertible Pr

Business Description

Industry: Communication Services » Telecom Services    NAICS: 517110    SIC: 4813
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Traded in other countries:CIB1.Germany,
Headquarter Location:USA
Cincinnati Bell Inc and its subsidiary provide integrated communications and IT solutions and also data, video and voice solutions to consumers and businesses.

Cincinnati Bell Inc provides wireline and wireless telecommunication services in Cincinnati, Ohio, and surrounding markets in Kentucky and Indiana. The firm also operates a technology solutions segment offering information technology, data center management, and other services to enterprises. As of December 31, 2011, the firm serves more than 621,000 residential and business phone lines, 257,000 Internet access lines, and 459,000 wireless subscribers. The company has Entertainment and Communication and IT services and Hardware segments.

Top Ranked Articles about Cincinnati Bell Inc

Cincinnati Bell Inc. Announces First Quarter 2017 Earnings Release Date
Cincinnati Bell Business, CBTS partner with VeloCloud on SD-WAN Offering
Ted Torbeck to Retire, Leigh Fox Named CEO at Cincinnati Bell Inc.
CINCINNATI, March 02, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Cincinnati Bell Inc. (:CBB) today announced that Leigh R. Fox has been named president and chief executive officer, effective May 31, 2017.  He succeeds Ted Torbeck, who will retire on May 31, 2017. 
Mr. Fox’s appointment has been approved by the board of directors consistent with the Company’s established succession plan. Mr. Torbeck, age 60, has led Cincinnati Bell as chief executive officer since January 2013.  After his retirement, Mr. Torbeck plans to remain a member of the Company’s board of directors and will devote his time and attention to ensuring a smooth transition of his duties to Mr. Fox.“The board shares my confidence that Leigh is the right leader to execute the Company’s strategy going forward,” said Phil Cox, chairman of the Company’s board of directors.  “Leigh has demonstrated exemplary leadership throughout his tenure at Cincinnati Bell.  He has taken on roles of increasing responsibility over the years and has consistently shown the vision and leadership necessary to be a successful CEO.”“I also wish to express my sincere gratitude to Mr. Torbeck for the outstanding job he has done as CEO for the past four years,” said Mr. Cox.  “Ted was instrumental in developing and executing a strategy that has significantly improved the Company’s balance sheet and vastly expanded the Company’s fiber-based, high-speed data network.  Ted has also been key to the board’s succession planning process to date and is committed to working closely with the board and Leigh to ensure a seamless transition.”About Leigh FoxMr. Fox joined the Company in July 2001 and has held various positions of increasing responsibility at the Company including:  President and Chief Operating Officer (September 2016-present); Chief Financial Officer (October 2013-September 2016); Chief Administrative Officer (July 2013-October 2013); Senior Vice President of Finance and Operations (December 2012-July 2013); and Vice President of Finance at Cincinnati Bell Technology Solutions Inc. (October 2008-December 2012).

Mr. Fox holds a bachelor's degree from Miami University and an MBA from the University of Cincinnati and is actively involved in the Cincinnati business community.2017 OutlookCincinnati Bell reaffirms its financial guidance for 2017:Category  2017 GuidanceRevenue  $1.2 billionAdjusted EBITDA  $295 million*    *Plus or minus 2 percentAbout Cincinnati Bell Inc.With headquarters in Cincinnati, Ohio, Cincinnati Bell Inc. (NYSE:CBB) provides integrated communications solutions – including local and long distance voice, data, high-speed Internet and video – that keep residential and business customers in Greater Cincinnati and Dayton connected with each other and with the world. In addition, enterprise customers across the United States rely on CBTS, a wholly-owned subsidiary, for efficient, scalable office communications systems and end-to-end IT solutions. For more information, please visit www.cincinnatibell.com.

Investor Contact:

Josh Duckworth
513-397-2292
[email protected]

Media Contact:

Jane Weiler
513-397-9941
[email protected]

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Ratios

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history
PE Ratio 4.75
CBB's PE Ratio is ranked higher than
92% of the 336 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 19.96 vs. CBB: 4.75 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PE Ratio only.
CBB' s PE Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1.85  Med: 10.56 Max: 1390
Current: 4.75
1.85
1390
PE Ratio without NRI 4.77
CBB's PE Ratio without NRI is ranked higher than
91% of the 322 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 20.32 vs. CBB: 4.77 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PE Ratio without NRI only.
CBB' s PE Ratio without NRI Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 2.26  Med: 9.97 Max: 1390
Current: 4.77
2.26
1390
Price-to-Owner-Earnings 4.34
CBB's Price-to-Owner-Earnings is ranked lower than
99.99% of the 229 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 17.50 vs. CBB: 4.34 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price-to-Owner-Earnings only.
CBB' s Price-to-Owner-Earnings Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 2.04  Med: 7.3 Max: 527.78
Current: 4.34
2.04
527.78
PS Ratio 0.59
CBB's PS Ratio is ranked higher than
79% of the 449 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.47 vs. CBB: 0.59 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PS Ratio only.
CBB' s PS Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.24  Med: 0.63 Max: 1.19
Current: 0.59
0.24
1.19
Price-to-Operating-Cash-Flow 4.28
CBB's Price-to-Operating-Cash-Flow is ranked higher than
75% of the 312 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 7.08 vs. CBB: 4.28 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price-to-Operating-Cash-Flow only.
CBB' s Price-to-Operating-Cash-Flow Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.83  Med: 3.62 Max: 11.1
Current: 4.28
0.83
11.1
EV-to-EBIT 5.94
CBB's EV-to-EBIT is ranked higher than
83% of the 717 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 13.99 vs. CBB: 5.94 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EV-to-EBIT only.
CBB' s EV-to-EBIT Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 3.6  Med: 10.85 Max: 30.8
Current: 5.94
3.6
30.8
EV-to-EBITDA 3.77
CBB's EV-to-EBITDA is ranked higher than
75% of the 751 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 7.67 vs. CBB: 3.77 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EV-to-EBITDA only.
CBB' s EV-to-EBITDA Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 2.7  Med: 7 Max: 11.6
Current: 3.77
2.7
11.6
PEG Ratio 1.30
CBB's PEG Ratio is ranked higher than
54% of the 154 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 2.71 vs. CBB: 1.30 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PEG Ratio only.
CBB' s PEG Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.35  Med: 1.64 Max: 216.51
Current: 1.3
0.35
216.51
Shiller PE Ratio 9.28
CBB's Shiller PE Ratio is ranked higher than
77% of the 115 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 17.93 vs. CBB: 9.28 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Shiller PE Ratio only.
CBB' s Shiller PE Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 3.98  Med: 12.29 Max: 34.05
Current: 9.28
3.98
34.05
Current Ratio 1.04
CBB's Current Ratio is ranked lower than
55% of the 440 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.09 vs. CBB: 1.04 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Current Ratio only.
CBB' s Current Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.42  Med: 0.93 Max: 2.25
Current: 1.04
0.42
2.25
Quick Ratio 0.94
CBB's Quick Ratio is ranked lower than
55% of the 440 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.01 vs. CBB: 0.94 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Quick Ratio only.
CBB' s Quick Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.41  Med: 0.83 Max: 2.19
Current: 0.94
0.41
2.19
Days Inventory 12.47
CBB's Days Inventory is ranked higher than
62% of the 345 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 16.41 vs. CBB: 12.47 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Inventory only.
CBB' s Days Inventory Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 11.64  Med: 14.01 Max: 17.72
Current: 12.47
11.64
17.72
Days Sales Outstanding 53.80
CBB's Days Sales Outstanding is ranked lower than
58% of the 347 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 47.59 vs. CBB: 53.80 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Sales Outstanding only.
CBB' s Days Sales Outstanding Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.53  Med: 46.28 Max: 54.97
Current: 53.8
0.53
54.97
Days Payable 65.44
CBB's Days Payable is ranked lower than
57% of the 292 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 65.46 vs. CBB: 65.44 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Payable only.
CBB' s Days Payable Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 56.94  Med: 66.07 Max: 74.16
Current: 65.44
56.94
74.16

Buy Back

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3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio -0.30
CBB's 3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio is ranked higher than
66% of the 271 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: -1.60 vs. CBB: -0.30 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful 3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio only.
CBB' s 3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -16.9  Med: -1.2 Max: 7.3
Current: -0.3
-16.9
7.3

Valuation & Return

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Price-to-Median-PS-Value 0.93
CBB's Price-to-Median-PS-Value is ranked lower than
54% of the 387 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.02 vs. CBB: 0.93 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price-to-Median-PS-Value only.
CBB' s Price-to-Median-PS-Value Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.31  Med: 1.09 Max: 12.01
Current: 0.93
0.31
12.01
Price-to-Peter-Lynch-Fair-Value 0.66
CBB's Price-to-Peter-Lynch-Fair-Value is ranked higher than
68% of the 77 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.69 vs. CBB: 0.66 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price-to-Peter-Lynch-Fair-Value only.
CBB' s Price-to-Peter-Lynch-Fair-Value Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.15  Med: 1.51 Max: 210.77
Current: 0.66
0.15
210.77
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) % 16.84
CBB's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) % is ranked higher than
83% of the 802 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 6.61 vs. CBB: 16.84 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) % only.
CBB' s Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 3.3  Med: 9.2 Max: 27.8
Current: 16.84
3.3
27.8
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) % -8.57
CBB's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) % is ranked lower than
84% of the 248 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 8.32 vs. CBB: -8.57 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) % only.
CBB' s Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -8.57  Med: 2.8 Max: 35.1
Current: -8.57
-8.57
35.1

More Statistics

Revenue (TTM) (Mil) $1,175
EPS (TTM) $ 3.45
Beta1.84
Short Percentage of Float5.25%
52-Week Range $16.05 - 25.65
Shares Outstanding (Mil)42.13

Analyst Estimate

Dec17 Dec18 Dec19
Revenue (Mil $) 1,194 1,223 1,246
EPS ($) -0.25 -1.10 0.35
EPS without NRI ($) -0.25 -1.10 0.35
EPS Growth Rate
(Future 3Y To 5Y Estimate)
37.00%
Dividends per Share ($)
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Headlines

Articles On GuruFocus.com
Cincinnati Bell Inc. Announces First Quarter 2017 Earnings Release Date Apr 12 2017 
Cincinnati Bell Business, CBTS partner with VeloCloud on SD-WAN Offering Apr 12 2017 
Ted Torbeck to Retire, Leigh Fox Named CEO at Cincinnati Bell Inc. Mar 02 2017 
CBTS Introduces Disaster Recovery-as-a-Service Feb 23 2017 
CBTS Announces Acquisition of SunTel Services Feb 20 2017 
Cincinnati Bell to Present at Morgan Stanley Technology, Media & Telecom Conference Feb 09 2017 
Cincinnati Bell Business/CBTS Offer Network as a Service Feb 09 2017 
9 Stocks Diamond Hill Continues to Buy Dec 19 2016 
Cincinnati Bell Selects Edgeware for Next Generation Fioptics TV Service Oct 28 2015 
How to Stocks Based on Estimated Revenue Oct 21 2015 

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