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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
Equity-to-Asset -0.13
NAS:WIN's Equity-to-Asset is ranked lower than
95% of the 413 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 0.41 vs. NAS:WIN: -0.13 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Equity-to-Asset only.
NAS:WIN' s Equity-to-Asset Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -0.13  Med: 0.06 Max: 0.71
Current: -0.13
-0.13
0.71
Debt-to-Equity -7.67
NAS:WIN's Debt-to-Equity is ranked lower than
99.99% of the 329 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 0.74 vs. NAS:WIN: -7.67 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Debt-to-Equity only.
NAS:WIN' s Debt-to-Equity Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -144.84  Med: 10.53 Max: 247.7
Current: -7.67
-144.84
247.7
Debt-to-EBITDA 75.59
NAS:WIN's Debt-to-EBITDA is ranked lower than
99.99% of the 338 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 2.31 vs. NAS:WIN: 75.59 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Debt-to-EBITDA only.
NAS:WIN' s Debt-to-EBITDA Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -59.54  Med: 4.22 Max: 75.59
Current: 75.59
-59.54
75.59
Interest Coverage 0.42
NAS:WIN's Interest Coverage is ranked lower than
97% of the 350 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 6.29 vs. NAS:WIN: 0.42 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Interest Coverage only.
NAS:WIN' s Interest Coverage Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.42  Med: 1.62 Max: 2.74
Current: 0.42
0.42
2.74
Piotroski F-Score: 3
Altman Z-Score: -0.28
Beneish M-Score: -3.22
WACC vs ROIC
6.71%
3.49%
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 : 4/10

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industry
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history
Operating Margin % 6.67
NAS:WIN's Operating Margin % is ranked lower than
59% of the 415 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 10.31 vs. NAS:WIN: 6.67 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Operating Margin % only.
NAS:WIN' s Operating Margin % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 6.67  Med: 16.71 Max: 36.17
Current: 6.67
6.67
36.17
Net Margin % -34.54
NAS:WIN's Net Margin % is ranked lower than
94% of the 415 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 5.09 vs. NAS:WIN: -34.54 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Net Margin % only.
NAS:WIN' s Net Margin % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -36.16  Med: 3.35 Max: 13.01
Current: -34.54
-36.16
13.01
ROA % -17.77
NAS:WIN's ROA % is ranked lower than
92% of the 421 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 3.00 vs. NAS:WIN: -17.77 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROA % only.
NAS:WIN' s ROA % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -18.52  Med: 1.25 Max: 5.08
Current: -17.77
-18.52
5.08
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) % -26.57
NAS:WIN's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) % is ranked lower than
88% of the 418 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 17.16 vs. NAS:WIN: -26.57 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROC (Joel Greenblatt) % only.
NAS:WIN' s ROC (Joel Greenblatt) % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -30.9  Med: 15.9 Max: 28.64
Current: -26.57
-30.9
28.64
3-Year Revenue Growth Rate -16.10
NAS:WIN's 3-Year Revenue Growth Rate is ranked lower than
92% of the 383 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.70 vs. NAS:WIN: -16.10 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful 3-Year Revenue Growth Rate only.
NAS:WIN' s 3-Year Revenue Growth Rate Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0  Med: -0.2 Max: 85.3
Current: -16.1
0
85.3
3-Year EPS without NRI Growth Rate -203.00
NAS:WIN's 3-Year EPS without NRI Growth Rate is ranked lower than
100% of the 310 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 4.00 vs. NAS:WIN: -203.00 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful 3-Year EPS without NRI Growth Rate only.
NAS:WIN' s 3-Year EPS without NRI Growth Rate Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0  Med: -30.2 Max: 62.8
Current: -203
0
62.8
GuruFocus has detected 5 Warning Signs with Windstream Holdings Inc NAS:WIN.
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Guru Trades

Q4 2017

WIN Guru Trades in Q4 2017

Pioneer Investments 20,112 sh (New)
Chuck Royce 2,762,415 sh (+17.71%)
Mario Gabelli 582,661 sh (+8.36%)
Paul Tudor Jones Sold Out
Jim Simons 8,117,836 sh (-14.87%)
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Q1 2018

WIN Guru Trades in Q1 2018

Joel Greenblatt 114,936 sh (New)
Paul Singer 8,950,000 sh (New)
Chuck Royce 2,822,415 sh (+2.17%)
Mario Gabelli 686,661 sh (+17.85%)
Jim Simons 7,577,636 sh (-6.65%)
Pioneer Investments 12 sh (-99.94%)
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Q2 2018

WIN Guru Trades in Q2 2018

Paul Tudor Jones 51,436 sh (New)
Paul Singer 1,852,000 sh (+3.46%)
Jim Simons 1,662,368 sh (+9.69%)
Joel Greenblatt 13,853 sh (-39.74%)
Chuck Royce 382,278 sh (-32.28%)
Pioneer Investments 2 sh (-16.67%)
Mario Gabelli 109,596 sh (-20.20%)
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Q3 2018

WIN Guru Trades in Q3 2018

Jim Simons 1,778,008 sh (+6.96%)
Joel Greenblatt 42,983 sh (+210.28%)
Pioneer Investments 2 sh (unchged)
Paul Singer 1,852,000 sh (unchged)
Chuck Royce Sold Out
Mario Gabelli 64,400 sh (-41.24%)
Paul Tudor Jones 36,832 sh (-28.39%)
» More
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Business Description

Industry: Communication Services » Telecom Services    NAICS: 517311    SIC: 4813
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Traded in other countries:B4O2.Germany,
Headquarter Location:USA
Windstream Holdings Inc provides telecom services, including telephone and internet access to individuals and business customers. It mainly operates in Southeast United States and Southern Midwest.

Windstream Holdings Inc provides telecom services, including telephone and internet access to individuals and business customers. It mainly operates in Southeast United States and Southern Midwest.

Ratios

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industry
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history
PS Ratio 0.02
WIN's PS Ratio is ranked higher than
100% of the 405 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.50 vs. WIN: 0.02 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PS Ratio only.
WIN' s PS Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.02  Med: 0.25 Max: 0.52
Current: 0.02
0.02
0.52
Price-to-Free-Cash-Flow 0.37
WIN's Price-to-Free-Cash-Flow is ranked higher than
99% of the 218 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 16.91 vs. WIN: 0.37 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price-to-Free-Cash-Flow only.
WIN' s Price-to-Free-Cash-Flow Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.35  Med: 2.13 Max: 39.17
Current: 0.37
0.35
39.17
Price-to-Operating-Cash-Flow 0.09
WIN's Price-to-Operating-Cash-Flow is ranked higher than
100% of the 299 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 9999.00 vs. WIN: 0.09 )
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: 0.09  Med: 0.92 Max: 1.67
Current: 0.09
0.09
1.67
EV-to-EBIT -7.50
WIN's EV-to-EBIT is ranked lower than
99.99% of the 333 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 15.66 vs. WIN: -7.50 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EV-to-EBIT only.
WIN' s EV-to-EBIT Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -7.6  Med: 11.25 Max: 43.7
Current: -7.5
-7.6
43.7
EV-to-EBITDA 76.14
WIN's EV-to-EBITDA is ranked lower than
99.99% of the 364 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 8.29 vs. WIN: 76.14 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EV-to-EBITDA only.
WIN' s EV-to-EBITDA Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -103.4  Med: 4.9 Max: 76.9
Current: 76.14
-103.4
76.9
EV-to-Revenue 1.81
WIN's EV-to-Revenue is ranked higher than
57% of the 416 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 2.06 vs. WIN: 1.81 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EV-to-Revenue only.
WIN' s EV-to-Revenue Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1.6  Med: 1.9 Max: 2.5
Current: 1.81
1.6
2.5
Current Ratio 0.70
WIN's Current Ratio is ranked lower than
76% of the 414 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.12 vs. WIN: 0.70 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Current Ratio only.
WIN' s Current Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.44  Med: 0.82 Max: 2.05
Current: 0.7
0.44
2.05
Quick Ratio 0.63
WIN's Quick Ratio is ranked lower than
76% of the 414 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.04 vs. WIN: 0.63 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Quick Ratio only.
WIN' s Quick Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.41  Med: 0.76 Max: 2.02
Current: 0.63
0.41
2.02
Days Inventory 11.07
WIN's Days Inventory is ranked higher than
66% of the 316 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 17.84 vs. WIN: 11.07 )
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: 11.07
8.18
13.11
Days Sales Outstanding 40.72
WIN's Days Sales Outstanding is ranked higher than
68% of the 404 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 54.05 vs. WIN: 40.72 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Sales Outstanding only.
WIN' s Days Sales Outstanding Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 35.53  Med: 39.26 Max: 56.07
Current: 40.72
35.53
56.07
Days Payable 59.11
WIN's Days Payable is ranked lower than
70% of the 378 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 96.88 vs. WIN: 59.11 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Payable only.
WIN' s Days Payable Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 39.26  Med: 50.77 Max: 60.15
Current: 59.11
39.26
60.15

Buy Back

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history
3-Year Dividend Growth Rate -63.20
WIN's 3-Year Dividend Growth Rate is ranked lower than
88% of the 195 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 3.20 vs. WIN: -63.20 )
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: 0 Max: 0
Current: -63.2
3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio -22.00
WIN's 3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio is ranked lower than
87% of the 270 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: -1.80 vs. WIN: -22.00 )
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: -89.1  Med: -3.5 Max: 0
Current: -22
-89.1
0

Valuation & Return

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industry
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history
Price-to-Intrinsic-Value-Projected-FCF 0.11
WIN's Price-to-Intrinsic-Value-Projected-FCF is ranked higher than
98% of the 245 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.29 vs. WIN: 0.11 )
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: 0.09  Med: 0.19 Max: 0.89
Current: 0.11
0.09
0.89
Price-to-Median-PS-Value 0.07
WIN's Price-to-Median-PS-Value is ranked higher than
98% of the 371 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 0.99 vs. WIN: 0.07 )
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: 0.07  Med: 0.85 Max: 2.34
Current: 0.07
0.07
2.34
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) % -13.34
WIN's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) % is ranked lower than
93% of the 426 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 4.81 vs. WIN: -13.34 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) % only.
WIN' s Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -15.2  Med: 8.3 Max: 19.1
Current: -13.34
-15.2
19.1
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) % 501.67
WIN's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) % is ranked higher than
99% of the 270 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 6.98 vs. WIN: 501.67 )
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: 12.9  Med: 55.85 Max: 501.67
Current: 501.67
12.9
501.67

More Statistics

Revenue (TTM) (Mil) $5,817.20
EPS (TTM) $ -58.68
Beta0.79
Volatility67.55%
52-Week Range $2.47 - 11.00
Shares Outstanding (Mil)42.94

Analyst Estimate

Dec18 Dec19 Dec20
Revenue (Mil $) 5,718 5,450 5,205
EBIT (Mil $) 476 517 452
EBITDA (Mil $) 1,988 1,965 1,894
EPS ($) -7.65 -8.14 -8.44
EPS without NRI ($) -7.65 -8.14 -8.44
EPS Growth Rate
(Future 3Y To 5Y Estimate)
N/A
Dividends per Share ($)

Piotroski F-Score Details

Piotroski F-Score: 33
Positive ROAN
Positive CFROAY
Higher ROA yoyN
CFROA > ROAY
Lower Leverage yoyN
Higher Current Ratio yoyN
Less Shares Outstanding yoyN
Higher Gross Margin yoyY
Higher Asset Turnover yoyN

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