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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 : 4/10

vs
industry
vs
history
Cash-to-Debt 0.02
CTL's Cash-to-Debt is ranked lower than
98% of the 461 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 0.40 vs. CTL: 0.02 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Cash-to-Debt only.
CTL' s Cash-to-Debt Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0  Med: 0.01 Max: 0.15
Current: 0.02
0
0.15
Equity-to-Asset 0.31
CTL's Equity-to-Asset is ranked lower than
73% of the 455 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 0.41 vs. CTL: 0.31 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Equity-to-Asset only.
CTL' s Equity-to-Asset Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.28  Med: 0.39 Max: 0.51
Current: 0.31
0.28
0.51
Debt-to-Equity 1.61
CTL's Debt-to-Equity is ranked lower than
82% of the 355 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 0.73 vs. CTL: 1.61 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Debt-to-Equity only.
CTL' s Debt-to-Equity Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.63  Med: 1.06 Max: 2.05
Current: 1.61
0.63
2.05
Debt-to-EBITDA 6.33
CTL's Debt-to-EBITDA is ranked lower than
76% of the 360 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 2.27 vs. CTL: 6.33 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Debt-to-EBITDA only.
CTL' s Debt-to-EBITDA Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 2.09  Med: 3.07 Max: 6.33
Current: 6.33
2.09
6.33
Interest Coverage 1.36
CTL's Interest Coverage is ranked lower than
87% of the 376 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 7.80 vs. CTL: 1.36 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Interest Coverage only.
CTL' s Interest Coverage Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1.12  Med: 1.94 Max: 3.79
Current: 1.36
1.12
3.79
Piotroski F-Score: 5
Altman Z-Score: 0.54
Beneish M-Score: -3.46
WACC vs ROIC
7.93%
28.87%
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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industry
vs
history
Operating Margin % 11.38
CTL's Operating Margin % is ranked higher than
59% of the 457 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 8.41 vs. CTL: 11.38 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Operating Margin % only.
CTL' s Operating Margin % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 8.03  Med: 13.96 Max: 29.25
Current: 11.38
8.03
29.25
Net Margin % 7.87
CTL's Net Margin % is ranked lower than
60% of the 459 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 4.21 vs. CTL: 7.87 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Net Margin % only.
CTL' s Net Margin % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -1.32  Med: 4.6 Max: 14.07
Current: 7.87
-1.32
14.07
ROE % 9.12
CTL's ROE % is ranked lower than
64% of the 432 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 6.92 vs. CTL: 9.12 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROE % only.
CTL' s ROE % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -1.31  Med: 5.42 Max: 11.13
Current: 9.12
-1.31
11.13
ROA % 2.57
CTL's ROA % is ranked lower than
63% of the 465 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 2.56 vs. CTL: 2.57 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROA % only.
CTL' s ROA % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -0.45  Med: 1.68 Max: 4.45
Current: 2.57
-0.45
4.45
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) % 10.27
CTL's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) % is ranked lower than
56% of the 461 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 14.01 vs. CTL: 10.27 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROC (Joel Greenblatt) % only.
CTL' s ROC (Joel Greenblatt) % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 8.07  Med: 13.86 Max: 25.44
Current: 10.27
8.07
25.44
3-Year Revenue Growth Rate -3.90
CTL's 3-Year Revenue Growth Rate is ranked higher than
53% of the 411 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 2.00 vs. CTL: -3.90 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful 3-Year Revenue Growth Rate only.
CTL' s 3-Year Revenue Growth Rate Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -3.9  Med: 10 Max: 32.2
Current: -3.9
-3.9
32.2
3-Year EBITDA Growth Rate -7.60
CTL's 3-Year EBITDA Growth Rate is ranked higher than
58% of the 373 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.80 vs. CTL: -7.60 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful 3-Year EBITDA Growth Rate only.
CTL' s 3-Year EBITDA Growth Rate Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -7.6  Med: 8.1 Max: 34.5
Current: -7.6
-7.6
34.5
3-Year EPS without NRI Growth Rate 17.60
CTL's 3-Year EPS without NRI Growth Rate is ranked lower than
99.99% of the 316 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: -3.30 vs. CTL: 17.60 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful 3-Year EPS without NRI Growth Rate only.
CTL' s 3-Year EPS without NRI Growth Rate Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -32.8  Med: 15.6 Max: 37.7
Current: 17.6
-32.8
37.7
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Guru Trades

Q1 2017

CTL Guru Trades in Q1 2017

Barrow, Hanley, Mewhinney & Strauss 69 sh (New)
Jeff Auxier 12,100 sh (New)
Caxton Associates 13,500 sh (New)
Pioneer Investments 315,963 sh (+1431.79%)
Jeremy Grantham 9,900 sh (+7.61%)
T Rowe Price Equity Income Fund 4,000,000 sh (+3.90%)
David Dreman 15,640 sh (unchged)
NWQ Managers Sold Out
Joel Greenblatt Sold Out
Steven Cohen Sold Out
Paul Tudor Jones 21,000 sh (-3.67%)
Ray Dalio 471,769 sh (-56.37%)
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Q2 2017

CTL Guru Trades in Q2 2017

Steven Cohen 290,889 sh (New)
Richard Snow 9,785 sh (New)
Pioneer Investments 3,516,501 sh (+1012.95%)
Jeff Auxier 56,600 sh (+367.77%)
Jeremy Grantham 14,200 sh (+43.43%)
David Dreman 17,457 sh (+11.62%)
Caxton Associates 14,800 sh (+9.63%)
Barrow, Hanley, Mewhinney & Strauss 69 sh (unchged)
Paul Tudor Jones Sold Out
Ray Dalio Sold Out
T Rowe Price Equity Income Fund 3,994,900 sh (-0.13%)
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Q3 2017

CTL Guru Trades in Q3 2017

Ray Dalio 103,619 sh (New)
Mario Gabelli 16,348 sh (New)
Leucadia National 61,432 sh (New)
Joel Greenblatt 1,195,663 sh (New)
George Soros 540,400 sh (New)
Barrow, Hanley, Mewhinney & Strauss 7,196 sh (+10328.99%)
Richard Snow 151,179 sh (+1445.01%)
Caxton Associates 16,300 sh (+10.14%)
Jeff Auxier 57,600 sh (+1.77%)
Jeremy Grantham 3,927,200 sh (unchged)
George Soros 350,000 sh (unchged)
David Dreman 17,457 sh (unchged)
Steven Cohen 257,500 sh (unchged)
T Rowe Price Equity Income Fund 3,782,200 sh (-5.32%)
Pioneer Investments 3,258,052 sh (-7.35%)
Jeremy Grantham 2,500 sh (-82.39%)
Steven Cohen 30,400 sh (-89.55%)
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Q4 2017

CTL Guru Trades in Q4 2017

John Paulson 2,000,000 sh (New)
Prem Watsa 1,425,000 sh (New)
Paul Tudor Jones 14,232 sh (New)
Mason Hawkins 71,486,921 sh (New)
Jeremy Grantham 3,927,935 sh (+157017.40%)
Steven Cohen 960,524 sh (+3059.62%)
Mario Gabelli 144,037 sh (+781.07%)
Richard Snow 311,604 sh (+106.12%)
George Soros 1,102,725 sh (+104.06%)
Pioneer Investments 4,153,733 sh (+27.49%)
Joel Greenblatt 1,252,523 sh (+4.76%)
Jeremy Grantham 3,927,200 sh (unchged)
Leucadia National Sold Out
Caxton Associates Sold Out
Ray Dalio Sold Out
T Rowe Price Equity Income Fund 3,725,000 sh (-1.51%)
Jeff Auxier 55,600 sh (-3.47%)
David Dreman 7,600 sh (-56.46%)
Barrow, Hanley, Mewhinney & Strauss 116 sh (-98.39%)
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Insider Trades

Latest Guru Trades with NYSE:CTL

(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
Mason Hawkins 2017-12-31 New Buy14.76%$13.62 - $20.35 $ 18.9311%71,486,921
T Rowe Price Equity Income Fund 2017-12-31 Reduce -1.51%0.01%$13.62 - $20.35 $ 18.9311%3,725,000
John Paulson 2017-12-31 New Buy0.65%$13.62 - $20.35 $ 18.9311%2,000,000
Prem Watsa 2017-12-31 New Buy1.68%$13.62 - $20.35 $ 18.9311%1,425,000
Joel Greenblatt 2017-12-31 Add 4.76%0.01%$13.62 - $20.35 $ 18.9311%1,252,523
George Soros 2017-12-31 Add 104.06%0.26%$13.62 - $20.35 $ 18.9311%1,102,725
Mario Gabelli 2017-12-31 Add 781.07%0.02%$13.62 - $20.35 $ 18.9311%144,037
David Dreman 2017-12-31 Reduce -56.46%0.1%$13.62 - $20.35 $ 18.9311%7,600
Barrow, Hanley, Mewhinney & Strauss 2017-12-31 Reduce -98.39%$13.62 - $20.35 $ 18.9311%116
Leucadia National 2017-12-31 Sold Out 0.1%$13.62 - $20.35 $ 18.9311%0
Mason Hawkins 2017-12-08 Add 80.40%10%Premium Member Access $14.67 $ 18.9329%71,604,936
T Rowe Price Equity Income Fund 2017-09-30 Reduce -5.32%0.02%$18.32 - $23.97 $ 18.93-10%3,782,200
Joel Greenblatt 2017-09-30 New Buy0.33%$18.32 - $23.97 $ 18.93-10%1,195,663
George Soros 2017-09-30 New Buy0.31%$18.32 - $23.97 $ 18.93-10%540,400
Leucadia National 2017-09-30 New Buy0.1%$18.32 - $23.97 $ 18.93-10%61,432
Mario Gabelli 2017-09-30 New Buy$18.32 - $23.97 $ 18.93-10%16,348
Barrow, Hanley, Mewhinney & Strauss 2017-09-30 Add 10328.99%$18.32 - $23.97 $ 18.93-10%7,196
T Rowe Price Equity Income Fund 2017-06-30 Reduce -0.13%$23.57 - $27.31 $ 18.93-25%3,994,900
David Dreman 2017-06-30 Add 11.62%0.02%$23.57 - $27.31 $ 18.93-25%17,457
T Rowe Price Equity Income Fund 2017-03-31 Add 3.90%0.02%$22.45 - $26.06 $ 18.93-22%4,000,000
Barrow, Hanley, Mewhinney & Strauss 2017-03-31 New Buy$22.45 - $26.06 $ 18.93-22%69
NWQ Managers 2017-03-31 Sold Out 0.03%$22.45 - $26.06 $ 18.93-22%0
Joel Greenblatt 2017-03-31 Sold Out 0.26%$22.45 - $26.06 $ 18.93-22%0
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Business Description

Industry: Communication Services » Telecom Services    NAICS: 517919    SIC: 4813
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Headquarter Location:USA
CenturyLink Inc operates as a telecommunications company in the United States. It provides broadband, voice and wireless services to consumers and businesses across the country.

With the acquisition of Embarq in 2009 and Qwest in 2011, CenturyLink is the third- largest landline phone company in the United States, providing local phone service to 10 million lines and broadband Internet to 6 million customers across 37 states. It also owns a national fiber-optic network that spans 250,000 route miles. With its pending Level 3 acquisition, the company will gain an additional 200,000 fiber route miles and 75,000 on-net buildings and become the second- largest enterprise communications provider in the U.S.

Guru Investment Theses on CenturyLink Inc

Longleaf Partners Comments on CenturyLink - Jan 22, 2018

CenturyLink (NYSE:CTL) (formerly Level 3) (-10%,-1.12%, -5%,-0.52%), the global fiber and integrated communications network company, was the Fund’s largest holding and declined during the year and fourth quarter, even though the stock rallied over 22% from its November low after CTL’s purchase of Level 3 closed. Throughout, our investment case grew more compelling. The merger of Level 3’s fiber network with Qwest’s assets that CTL had previously acquired created a uniquely competitive global fiber network that has particular strengths in the higher margin, growing Enterprise segment. Level 3’s CEO Jeff Storey becoming President and COO and eventual CEO of CTL and Sunit Patel maintaining the CFO position in the combined company were critical to our support for the deal. Their leadership makes us confident that CTL management will be able to drive mid single-digit Enterprise revenue growth at high contribution margins, cut costs substantially and deliver the projected $1 billion in deal synergies, much of which will be created by moving traffic onto the company’s combined network from third parties. Despite CTL’s stronger positioning, the stock price fell, in part because Level 3 customers delayed new purchases until it was clear who would lead the combined company. But, the primary price pressure was due to fears that CTL would not be able to sustain its double-digit dividend yield (a valid concern without the Level 3 acquisition). This worry heightened after the stocks of two mostly unrelated and massively overleveraged regional operators which were more closely aligned with CTL’s legacy landline business than the fiber business, saw their stocks collapse after dividend cuts. Storey and Patel confirm that the dividend is safe based on the combined EBITDA of the Level 3 and CTL fiber networks, the synergies from the deal, and the use of Level 3’s NOLs to reduce taxes. By our estimates, once the synergies are realized, the company should deliver over $3/ share of Free Cash Flow (FCF) after capital expenditures (capex), which will amply cover the $2.16 dividend. We see material additional upside not built into our appraisal based on Patel’s record of cost cutting after mergers and the multiple players that would benefit from owning this network. When the stock price dramatically disregarded the positive fundamentals and our assessment of CTL’s intrinsic value, we bought more, including in the fourth quarter. Management and the board appeared to share our enthusiasm as demonstrated by significant December insider purchases as soon as the blackout period that prohibited purchases was lifted.



From Longleaf Partners' 2017 shareholder letter.



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Ratios

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industry
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history
PE Ratio 10.76
CTL's PE Ratio is ranked lower than
69% of the 322 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 18.67 vs. CTL: 10.76 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PE Ratio only.
CTL' s PE Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 6.17  Med: 16.45 Max: 52.17
Current: 10.76
6.17
52.17
Forward PE Ratio 22.37
CTL's Forward PE Ratio is ranked higher than
76% of the 102 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 17.24 vs. CTL: 22.37 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward PE Ratio only.
N/A
PE Ratio without NRI 10.76
CTL's PE Ratio without NRI is ranked lower than
69% of the 317 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 18.76 vs. CTL: 10.76 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PE Ratio without NRI only.
CTL' s PE Ratio without NRI Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 6.17  Med: 16.45 Max: 52.17
Current: 10.76
6.17
52.17
Price-to-Owner-Earnings 25.48
CTL's Price-to-Owner-Earnings is ranked lower than
55% of the 217 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 16.43 vs. CTL: 25.48 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price-to-Owner-Earnings only.
CTL' s Price-to-Owner-Earnings Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 4.2  Med: 7.18 Max: 35.43
Current: 25.48
4.2
35.43
PB Ratio 0.86
CTL's PB Ratio is ranked higher than
92% of the 433 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 2.07 vs. CTL: 0.86 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PB Ratio only.
CTL' s PB Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.59  Med: 1.12 Max: 1.72
Current: 0.86
0.59
1.72
PS Ratio 0.66
CTL's PS Ratio is ranked higher than
82% of the 445 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.54 vs. CTL: 0.66 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PS Ratio only.
CTL' s PS Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.45  Med: 1.25 Max: 2.38
Current: 0.66
0.45
2.38
Price-to-Free-Cash-Flow 17.04
CTL's Price-to-Free-Cash-Flow is ranked lower than
55% of the 223 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 17.02 vs. CTL: 17.04 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price-to-Free-Cash-Flow only.
CTL' s Price-to-Free-Cash-Flow Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 4.81  Med: 8.01 Max: 33.43
Current: 17.04
4.81
33.43
Price-to-Operating-Cash-Flow 3.00
CTL's Price-to-Operating-Cash-Flow is ranked higher than
94% of the 302 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 7.01 vs. CTL: 3.00 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price-to-Operating-Cash-Flow only.
CTL' s Price-to-Operating-Cash-Flow Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1.97  Med: 3.94 Max: 6.82
Current: 3
1.97
6.82
EV-to-EBIT 28.41
CTL's EV-to-EBIT is ranked lower than
66% of the 347 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 16.08 vs. CTL: 28.41 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EV-to-EBIT only.
CTL' s EV-to-EBIT Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 7.1  Med: 14.6 Max: 34.1
Current: 28.41
7.1
34.1
EV-to-EBITDA 9.64
CTL's EV-to-EBITDA is ranked higher than
57% of the 388 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 8.41 vs. CTL: 9.64 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EV-to-EBITDA only.
CTL' s EV-to-EBITDA Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 4.1  Med: 5.9 Max: 11.3
Current: 9.64
4.1
11.3
EV-to-Revenue 3.25
CTL's EV-to-Revenue is ranked lower than
59% of the 453 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 2.07 vs. CTL: 3.25 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EV-to-Revenue only.
CTL' s EV-to-Revenue Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1.8  Med: 2.4 Max: 4.9
Current: 3.25
1.8
4.9
Shiller PE Ratio 9.84
CTL's Shiller PE Ratio is ranked higher than
83% of the 130 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 17.75 vs. CTL: 9.84 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Shiller PE Ratio only.
CTL' s Shiller PE Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 7.21  Med: 11.89 Max: 18.39
Current: 9.84
7.21
18.39
Current Ratio 0.86
CTL's Current Ratio is ranked lower than
69% of the 449 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.10 vs. CTL: 0.86 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Current Ratio only.
CTL' s Current Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.19  Med: 0.75 Max: 1.21
Current: 0.86
0.19
1.21
Quick Ratio 0.86
CTL's Quick Ratio is ranked lower than
67% of the 449 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.02 vs. CTL: 0.86 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Quick Ratio only.
CTL' s Quick Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.18  Med: 0.68 Max: 1.19
Current: 0.86
0.18
1.19
Days Inventory 6.08
CTL's Days Inventory is ranked higher than
78% of the 345 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 16.80 vs. CTL: 6.08 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Inventory only.
CTL' s Days Inventory Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.94  Med: 4.65 Max: 6.95
Current: 6.08
0.94
6.95
Days Sales Outstanding 39.03
CTL's Days Sales Outstanding is ranked higher than
60% of the 349 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 49.93 vs. CTL: 39.03 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Sales Outstanding only.
CTL' s Days Sales Outstanding Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 30.33  Med: 39.32 Max: 50.31
Current: 39.03
30.33
50.31
Days Payable 41.78
CTL's Days Payable is ranked lower than
68% of the 296 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 69.72 vs. CTL: 41.78 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Payable only.
CTL' s Days Payable Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 42.99  Med: 55.36 Max: 82.22
Current: 41.78
42.99
82.22

Dividend & Buy Back

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industry
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history
Dividend Yield % 11.41
CTL's Dividend Yield % is ranked higher than
98% of the 785 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 4.08 vs. CTL: 11.41 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Dividend Yield % only.
CTL' s Dividend Yield % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.51  Med: 7.31 Max: 15.61
Current: 11.41
0.51
15.61
Dividend Payout Ratio 3.72
CTL's Dividend Payout Ratio is ranked lower than
97% of the 339 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 0.95 vs. CTL: 3.72 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Dividend Payout Ratio only.
CTL' s Dividend Payout Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.44  Med: 1.37 Max: 2.71
Current: 3.72
0.44
2.71
Forward Dividend Yield % 11.41
CTL's Forward Dividend Yield % is ranked higher than
98% of the 741 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 3.99 vs. CTL: 11.41 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward Dividend Yield % only.
N/A
5-Year Yield-on-Cost % 9.27
CTL's 5-Year Yield-on-Cost % is ranked higher than
85% of the 862 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 4.15 vs. CTL: 9.27 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful 5-Year Yield-on-Cost % only.
CTL' s 5-Year Yield-on-Cost % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.41  Med: 5.93 Max: 12.66
Current: 9.27
0.41
12.66
3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio -23.40
CTL's 3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio is ranked higher than
91% of the 285 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: -2.10 vs. CTL: -23.40 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful 3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio only.
CTL' s 3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -83.5  Med: -1.3 Max: 8.6
Current: -23.4
-83.5
8.6

Valuation & Return

vs
industry
vs
history
Price-to-Intrinsic-Value-Projected-FCF 0.43
CTL's Price-to-Intrinsic-Value-Projected-FCF is ranked higher than
96% of the 231 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.35 vs. CTL: 0.43 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price-to-Intrinsic-Value-Projected-FCF only.
CTL' s Price-to-Intrinsic-Value-Projected-FCF Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.27  Med: 0.93 Max: 4.61
Current: 0.43
0.27
4.61
Price-to-Median-PS-Value 0.52
CTL's Price-to-Median-PS-Value is ranked higher than
92% of the 394 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 0.98 vs. CTL: 0.52 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price-to-Median-PS-Value only.
CTL' s Price-to-Median-PS-Value Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.46  Med: 1.72 Max: 4.28
Current: 0.52
0.46
4.28
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) % 3.52
CTL's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) % is ranked higher than
51% of the 469 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 4.42 vs. CTL: 3.52 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) % only.
CTL' s Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 2.9  Med: 6.8 Max: 14.2
Current: 3.52
2.9
14.2
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) % 16.65
CTL's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) % is ranked higher than
86% of the 271 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 6.32 vs. CTL: 16.65 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) % only.
CTL' s Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 8.2  Med: 15.4 Max: 29.9
Current: 16.65
8.2
29.9

More Statistics

Revenue (TTM) (Mil) $17,656.00
EPS (TTM) $ 1.76
Beta0.77
Short Percentage of Float11.53%
52-Week Range $13.16 - 27.61
Shares Outstanding (Mil)1,069.00

Analyst Estimate

Dec18 Dec19 Dec20
Revenue (Mil $) 21,154 21,593 24,030
EBIT (Mil $) 2,818 2,575
EBITDA (Mil $) 7,502 7,961 9,349
EPS ($) 1.23 1.66 1.85
EPS without NRI ($) 1.23 1.66 1.85
EPS Growth Rate
(Future 3Y To 5Y Estimate)
-10.14%
Dividends per Share ($) 2.16 2.16

Piotroski F-Score Details

Piotroski F-Score: 55
Positive ROAY
Positive CFROAY
Higher ROA yoyY
CFROA > ROAY
Lower Leverage yoyN
Higher Current Ratio yoyN
Less Shares Outstanding yoyN
Higher Gross Margin yoyN
Higher Asset Turnover yoyY

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