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CenturyLink Inc

$ 10.11 0.45 (4.66%)
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Volume: 15,493,830 Avg Vol (1m): 13,731,766
Market Cap $: 11.02 Bil Enterprise Value $: 46.07 Bil
P/E (TTM): 0.00 P/B: 0.81
Earnings Power Value -18.68
Net Current Asset Value -44.37
Tangible Book -17.3
Projected FCF 29.01
Median P/S Value 24.67
Graham Number 0
Peter Lynch Value 0
DCF (FCF Based) 0
DCF (Earnings Based) 0
1Y (-%)

Financial Strength : 4/10

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.
Current vs industry vs history
Cash-to-Debt 0.01
Cash-To-Debt ranked lower than
94.47% of 416 companies
in the Telecom Services industry.
Industry Max: 10000, Med: 0.3, Min: 0.01
CTL: 0.01
Ranked among companies with meaningful Cash-To-Debt only.
Cash-To-Debt range over the past 10 years
Min: 0, Med: 0.02, Max: 0.39
Current: 0.01
0
0.39
Equity-to-Asset 0.21
Equity-to-Asset ranked lower than
65.62% of 413 companies
in the Telecom Services industry.
Industry Max: 1.73, Med: 0.41, Min: -9.22
CTL: 0.21
Ranked among companies with meaningful Equity-to-Asset only.
Equity-to-Asset range over the past 10 years
Min: 0.21, Med: 0.38, Max: 0.55
Current: 0.21
0.21
0.55
Debt-to-Equity 2.62
Debt-to-Equity ranked lower than
77.51% of 329 companies
in the Telecom Services industry.
Industry Max: 156.37, Med: 0.74, Min: 0.01
CTL: 2.62
Ranked among companies with meaningful Debt-to-Equity only.
Debt-to-Equity range over the past 10 years
Min: 0.47, Med: 1.06, Max: 2.62
Current: 2.62
0.47
2.62
Debt-to-EBITDA -55.80
Debt-to-EBITDA ranked lower than
84.02% of 338 companies
in the Telecom Services industry.
Industry Max: 170.63, Med: 2.31, Min: 0.01
CTL: -55.8
Ranked among companies with meaningful Debt-to-EBITDA only.
Debt-to-EBITDA range over the past 10 years
Min: -55.8, Med: 3.3, Max: 6.33
Current: -55.8
-55.8
6.33
Interest Coverage 1.64
Interest Coverage ranked lower than
88.57% of 350 companies
in the Telecom Services industry.
Industry Max: 10251854, Med: 6.29, Min: 0.01
CTL: 1.64
Ranked among companies with meaningful Interest Coverage only.
Interest Coverage range over the past 10 years
Min: 1.36, Med: 1.93, Max: 3.79
Current: 1.64
1.36
3.79
Piotroski F-Score 5
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3
4
5
6
7
8
9
Beneish M-Score -2.95
Not Manipulator
Manipulator
WACC vs ROIC %
ROIC 6.43%
WACC 9.84%

Profitability & Growth : 5/10

GuruFocus Profitability Rank ranks how profitable a company is and how likely the company's business will stay that way.
Current vs industry vs history
Operating Margin % 15.35
Operating Margin ranked higher than
56.87% of 415 companies
in the Telecom Services industry.
Industry Max: 232.55, Med: 10.31, Min: -4525.49
CTL: 15.35
Ranked among companies with meaningful Operating Margin only.
Operating Margin range over the past 10 years
Min: 11.38, Med: 14.06, Max: 29.25
Current: 15.35
11.38
29.25
Net Margin % -34.62
Net Margin ranked higher than
59.28% of 415 companies
in the Telecom Services industry.
Industry Max: 9285.42, Med: 5.09, Min: -3372.16
CTL: -34.62
Ranked among companies with meaningful Net Margin only.
Net Margin range over the past 10 years
Min: -34.62, Med: 4.26, Max: 13.46
Current: -34.62
-34.62
13.46
ROE % -39.05
ROE ranked higher than
50.64% of 391 companies
in the Telecom Services industry.
Industry Max: 288.87, Med: 8.37, Min: -413.61
CTL: -39.05
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROE only.
ROE range over the past 10 years
Min: -39.05, Med: 4.68, Max: 10.25
Current: -39.05
-39.05
10.25
ROA % -11.21
ROA ranked lower than
53.92% of 421 companies
in the Telecom Services industry.
Industry Max: 179.11, Med: 3, Min: -294.78
CTL: -11.21
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROA only.
ROA range over the past 10 years
Min: -11.21, Med: 1.5, Max: 4.25
Current: -11.21
-11.21
4.25
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) % -21.49
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) ranked lower than
60.77% of 418 companies
in the Telecom Services industry.
Industry Max: 16520.65, Med: 17.16, Min: -4885.96
CTL: -21.49
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROC (Joel Greenblatt) only.
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) range over the past 10 years
Min: -21.49, Med: 13.23, Max: 23.25
Current: -21.49
-21.49
23.25
3-Year Total Revenue Growth Rate 9.40
3-Year Revenue Growth Rate ranked lower than
74.93% of 383 companies
in the Telecom Services industry.
Industry Max: 208, Med: 1.7, Min: -100
CTL: -12
Ranked among companies with meaningful 3-Year Revenue Growth Rate only.
3-Year Revenue Growth Rate range over the past 10 years
Min: -12, Med: 9.7, Max: 32.2
Current: -12
-12
32.2
3-Year Total EBITDA Growth Rate -5.60
3-Year EBITDA Growth Rate ranked lower than
81.77% of 351 companies
in the Telecom Services industry.
Industry Max: 152.5, Med: 4.3, Min: -72.7
CTL: -24.1
Ranked among companies with meaningful 3-Year EBITDA Growth Rate only.
3-Year EBITDA Growth Rate range over the past 10 years
Min: -24.1, Med: 10, Max: 34.2
Current: -24.1
-24.1
34.2

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Business Description

Industry Communication Services » Telecom Services    NAICS : 517919    SIC : 4813
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Address 100 CenturyLink Drive, Monroe, LA, USA, 71203
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.

Ratios

Current vs industry vs history
Forward PE Ratio 7.37
Forward P/E ranked lower than
68.80% of 125 companies
in the Telecom Services industry.
Industry Max: 3333.33, Med: 19.53, Min: 3.45
CTL: 7.37
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward P/E only.
N/A
PB Ratio 0.81
PB Ratio ranked higher than
83.38% of 391 companies
in the Telecom Services industry.
Industry Max: 387.18, Med: 2.07, Min: 0.07
CTL: 0.81
Ranked among companies with meaningful PB Ratio only.
PB Ratio range over the past 10 years
Min: 0.59, Med: 1.09, Max: 1.53
Current: 0.81
0.59
1.53
PS Ratio 0.47
PS Ratio ranked higher than
75.80% of 405 companies
in the Telecom Services industry.
Industry Max: 653.39, Med: 1.5, Min: 0.02
CTL: 0.47
Ranked among companies with meaningful PS Ratio only.
PS Ratio range over the past 10 years
Min: 0.45, Med: 1.14, Max: 1.98
Current: 0.47
0.45
1.98
Price-to-Free-Cash-Flow 3.32
Price-to-Free-Cash-Flow ranked higher than
79.82% of 218 companies
in the Telecom Services industry.
Industry Max: 826, Med: 16.91, Min: 0.56
CTL: 3.32
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price-to-Free-Cash-Flow only.
Price-to-Free-Cash-Flow range over the past 10 years
Min: 3.18, Med: 8.01, Max: 33.43
Current: 3.32
3.18
33.43
Price-to-Operating-Cash-Flow 1.65
Price-to-Operating-Cash-Flow ranked higher than
83.61% of 299 companies
in the Telecom Services industry.
Industry Max: 756.67, Med: 9999, Min: 0.17
CTL: 1.65
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price-to-Operating-Cash-Flow only.
Price-to-Operating-Cash-Flow range over the past 10 years
Min: 1.58, Med: 3.63, Max: 6.82
Current: 1.65
1.58
6.82
EV-to-EBIT -8.14
EV-to-EBIT ranked lower than
68.17% of 333 companies
in the Telecom Services industry.
Industry Max: 3021.38, Med: 15.66, Min: 0.52
CTL: -8.14
Ranked among companies with meaningful EV-to-EBIT only.
EV-to-EBIT range over the past 10 years
Min: -8.6, Med: 16.3, Max: 88.3
Current: -8.14
-8.6
88.3
EV-to-EBITDA -72.45
EV-to-EBITDA ranked higher than
51.37% of 364 companies
in the Telecom Services industry.
Industry Max: 425.89, Med: 8.29, Min: 0.45
CTL: -72.45
Ranked among companies with meaningful EV-to-EBITDA only.
EV-to-EBITDA range over the past 10 years
Min: -76.9, Med: 6.1, Max: 11.3
Current: -72.45
-76.9
11.3
EV-to-Revenue 2.00
EV-to-Revenue ranked lower than
64.18% of 416 companies
in the Telecom Services industry.
Industry Max: 672.89, Med: 2.06, Min: 0.04
CTL: 2
Ranked among companies with meaningful EV-to-Revenue only.
EV-to-Revenue range over the past 10 years
Min: 1.8, Med: 2.3, Max: 4.9
Current: 2
1.8
4.9
Shiller PE Ratio 13.29
Shiller PE Ratio ranked higher than
64.63% of 147 companies
in the Telecom Services industry.
Industry Max: 3706.51, Med: 16.05, Min: 0.05
CTL: 13.29
Ranked among companies with meaningful Shiller PE Ratio only.
Shiller PE Ratio range over the past 10 years
Min: 7.13, Med: 11.68, Max: 17.07
Current: 13.29
7.13
17.07
Current Ratio 0.71
Current Ratio ranked lower than
57.00% of 414 companies
in the Telecom Services industry.
Industry Max: 435.65, Med: 1.12, Min: 0.02
CTL: 0.71
Ranked among companies with meaningful Current Ratio only.
Current Ratio range over the past 10 years
Min: 0.19, Med: 0.74, Max: 1.95
Current: 0.71
0.19
1.95
Quick Ratio 0.68
Quick Ratio ranked lower than
54.59% of 414 companies
in the Telecom Services industry.
Industry Max: 435.65, Med: 1.04, Min: 0.02
CTL: 0.68
Ranked among companies with meaningful Quick Ratio only.
Quick Ratio range over the past 10 years
Min: 0.18, Med: 0.71, Max: 1.84
Current: 0.68
0.18
1.84
Days Inventory 4.30
Days Inventory ranked higher than
82.91% of 316 companies
in the Telecom Services industry.
Industry Max: 589.45, Med: 17.84, Min: 0.04
CTL: 4.3
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Inventory only.
Days Inventory range over the past 10 years
Min: 4.03, Med: 5.69, Max: 7.1
Current: 4.3
4.03
7.1
Days Sales Outstanding 39.47
Days Sales Outstanding ranked higher than
60.64% of 404 companies
in the Telecom Services industry.
Industry Max: 935.64, Med: 54.05, Min: 0.74
CTL: 39.47
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Sales Outstanding only.
Days Sales Outstanding range over the past 10 years
Min: 32.6, Med: 37.26, Max: 50.31
Current: 39.47
32.6
50.31
Days Payable 51.10
Days Payable ranked lower than
71.16% of 378 companies
in the Telecom Services industry.
Industry Max: 999.95, Med: 96.88, Min: 0.53
CTL: 51.1
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Payable only.
Days Payable range over the past 10 years
Min: 42.99, Med: 57.35, Max: 82.22
Current: 51.1
42.99
82.22

Dividend & Buy Back

Current vs industry vs history
Dividend Yield % 18.50
Trailing Dividend Yield ranked higher than
93.90% of 803 companies
in the Telecom Services industry.
Industry Max: 100, Med: 4.09, Min: 0.01
CTL: 18.5
Ranked among companies with meaningful Trailing Dividend Yield only.
Trailing Dividend Yield range over the past 10 years
Min: 0.69, Med: 7.66, Max: 19.37
Current: 18.5
0.69
19.37
Forward Dividend Yield % 10.35
Forward Dividend Yield ranked higher than
95.11% of 757 companies
in the Telecom Services industry.
Industry Max: 198.67, Med: 3.54, Min: 0.14
CTL: 10.35
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward Dividend Yield only.
N/A
Yield-on-Cost (5-Year) % 18.50
Yield-on-Cost (5y) ranked higher than
85.64% of 780 companies
in the Telecom Services industry.
Industry Max: 418.14, Med: 4.09, Min: 0.01
CTL: 18.5
Ranked among companies with meaningful Yield-on-Cost (5y) only.
Yield-on-Cost (5y) range over the past 10 years
Min: 0.69, Med: 7.66, Max: 19.37
Current: 18.5
0.69
19.37
3-Year Share Buyback Rate -25.70
3-Year Share Buyback Rate ranked lower than
87.78% of 270 companies
in the Telecom Services industry.
Industry Max: 33.8, Med: -1.8, Min: -811.1
CTL: -25.7
Ranked among companies with meaningful 3-Year Share Buyback Rate only.
3-Year Share Buyback Rate range over the past 10 years
Min: -83.5, Med: -1.3, Max: 8.6
Current: -25.7
-83.5
8.6

Valuation & Return

Current vs industry vs history
Price-to-Projected-FCF 0.35
Price-to-Intrinsic-Value-Projected-FCF ranked higher than
85.31% of 245 companies
in the Telecom Services industry.
Industry Max: 407, Med: 1.29, Min: 0.05
CTL: 0.35
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price-to-Intrinsic-Value-Projected-FCF only.
Price-to-Intrinsic-Value-Projected-FCF range over the past 10 years
Min: 0.27, Med: 0.78, Max: 4.61
Current: 0.35
0.27
4.61
Price-to-Median-PS-Value 0.41
Price-to-Median-PS-Value ranked higher than
74.12% of 371 companies
in the Telecom Services industry.
Industry Max: 50, Med: 0.99, Min: 0.01
CTL: 0.41
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price-to-Median-PS-Value only.
Price-to-Median-PS-Value range over the past 10 years
Min: 0.39, Med: 1.85, Max: 4.7
Current: 0.41
0.39
4.7
Earnings Yield (Joel Greenblatt) % -12.30
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) ranked lower than
53.29% of 426 companies
in the Telecom Services industry.
Industry Max: 192.31, Med: 4.81, Min: -277.78
CTL: -12.3
Ranked among companies with meaningful Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) only.
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) range over the past 10 years
Min: -12.5, Med: 6, Max: 14
Current: -12.3
-12.5
14
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) % 24.35
Forward Rate of Return ranked higher than
64.81% of 270 companies
in the Telecom Services industry.
Industry Max: 893.67, Med: 6.98, Min: -384.46
CTL: 24.35
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward Rate of Return only.
Forward Rate of Return range over the past 10 years
Min: 8.2, Med: 15.4, Max: 28.6
Current: 24.35
8.2
28.6

More Statistics

Revenue (TTM) (Mil) $ 23,145
EPS (TTM) $ -7.51
Beta 0.64
Volatility % 31.54
52-Week Range $ 9.64 - 24.2
Shares Outstanding (Mil) 1,090.31

Analyst Estimate

Piotroski F-Score Details

Piotroski F-Score 5
Positive ROA N
Positive CFROA Y
Higher ROA yoy N
CFROA > ROA Y
Lower Leverage yoy Y
Higher Current Ratio yoy N
Less Shares Outstanding yoy Y
Higher Gross Margin yoy Y
Higher Asset Turnover yoy N