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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 0.17
NYSE:S's Cash-to-Debt is ranked lower than
69% of the 460 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 0.37 vs. NYSE:S: 0.17 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Cash-to-Debt only.
NYSE:S' s Cash-to-Debt Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.01  Med: 0.17 Max: 0.81
Current: 0.17
0.01
0.81
Equity-to-Asset 0.23
NYSE:S's Equity-to-Asset is ranked lower than
75% of the 451 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 0.39 vs. NYSE:S: 0.23 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Equity-to-Asset only.
NYSE:S' s Equity-to-Asset Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.1  Med: 0.33 Max: 0.62
Current: 0.23
0.1
0.62
Debt-to-Equity 2.02
NYSE:S's Debt-to-Equity is ranked lower than
81% of the 352 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 0.79 vs. NYSE:S: 2.02 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Debt-to-Equity only.
NYSE:S' s Debt-to-Equity Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.16  Med: 1.15 Max: 4.86
Current: 2.02
0.16
4.86
Debt-to-EBITDA 3.54
NYSE:S's Debt-to-EBITDA is ranked lower than
68% of the 354 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 2.39 vs. NYSE:S: 3.54 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Debt-to-EBITDA only.
NYSE:S' s Debt-to-EBITDA Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -1.14  Med: 4.58 Max: 16.21
Current: 3.54
-1.14
16.21
Interest Coverage 1.04
NYSE:S's Interest Coverage is ranked lower than
92% of the 372 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 6.42 vs. NYSE:S: 1.04 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Interest Coverage only.
NYSE:S' s Interest Coverage Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.11  Med: 0.14 Max: 1.04
Current: 1.04
0.11
1.04
Piotroski F-Score: 6
Altman Z-Score: 0.61
Beneish M-Score: -0.07
WACC vs ROIC
8.10%
2.55%
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

vs
industry
vs
history
Operating Margin % 7.67
NYSE:S's Operating Margin % is ranked lower than
52% of the 456 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 8.07 vs. NYSE:S: 7.67 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Operating Margin % only.
NYSE:S' s Operating Margin % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -72.01  Med: -4.74 Max: 7.67
Current: 7.67
-72.01
7.67
Net Margin % -1.82
NYSE:S's Net Margin % is ranked lower than
74% of the 458 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 3.60 vs. NYSE:S: -1.82 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Net Margin % only.
NYSE:S' s Net Margin % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -73.68  Med: -9.14 Max: -1.82
Current: -1.82
-73.68
-1.82
ROE % -3.17
NYSE:S's ROE % is ranked lower than
75% of the 437 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 6.73 vs. NYSE:S: -3.17 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROE % only.
NYSE:S' s ROE % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -78.6  Med: -13.73 Max: -3.17
Current: -3.17
-78.6
-3.17
ROA % -0.73
NYSE:S's ROA % is ranked lower than
72% of the 467 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 2.49 vs. NYSE:S: -0.73 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROA % only.
NYSE:S' s ROA % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -36.64  Med: -4.41 Max: -0.73
Current: -0.73
-36.64
-0.73
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) % 13.11
NYSE:S's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) % is ranked lower than
51% of the 462 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 13.19 vs. NYSE:S: 13.11 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROC (Joel Greenblatt) % only.
NYSE:S' s ROC (Joel Greenblatt) % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -108.61  Med: -10.69 Max: 13.11
Current: 13.11
-108.61
13.11
3-Year Revenue Growth Rate 19.90
NYSE:S's 3-Year Revenue Growth Rate is ranked higher than
88% of the 417 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 2.00 vs. NYSE:S: 19.90 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful 3-Year Revenue Growth Rate only.
NYSE:S' s 3-Year Revenue Growth Rate Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -23.6  Med: -2.9 Max: 19.9
Current: 19.9
-23.6
19.9
3-Year EBITDA Growth Rate 61.80
NYSE:S's 3-Year EBITDA Growth Rate is ranked higher than
97% of the 374 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.10 vs. NYSE:S: 61.80 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful 3-Year EBITDA Growth Rate only.
NYSE:S' s 3-Year EBITDA Growth Rate Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -38  Med: -5.75 Max: 61.8
Current: 61.8
-38
61.8
3-Year EPS without NRI Growth Rate -17.80
NYSE:S's 3-Year EPS without NRI Growth Rate is ranked lower than
71% of the 314 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: -4.00 vs. NYSE:S: -17.80 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful 3-Year EPS without NRI Growth Rate only.
NYSE:S' s 3-Year EPS without NRI Growth Rate Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -51.7  Med: -0.7 Max: 94.3
Current: -17.8
-51.7
94.3
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Guru Trades

Q4 2016

S Guru Trades in Q4 2016

PRIMECAP Management 36,441,300 sh (+0.30%)
First Eagle Investment 602 sh (unchged)
Ronald Muhlenkamp 57,000 sh (unchged)
Jim Simons Sold Out
Steven Cohen Sold Out
Paul Tudor Jones Sold Out
Dodge & Cox 177,793,606 sh (-1.96%)
Mario Gabelli 1,635,413 sh (-6.62%)
Joel Greenblatt 1,218,440 sh (-24.17%)
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Q1 2017

S Guru Trades in Q1 2017

George Soros 25,600 sh (New)
Jeremy Grantham 26,480 sh (New)
Stanley Druckenmiller 1,663,500 sh (New)
Steven Cohen 7,500 sh (New)
PRIMECAP Management 36,683,700 sh (+0.67%)
Ronald Muhlenkamp 57,000 sh (unchged)
First Eagle Investment 602 sh (unchged)
Louis Moore Bacon Sold Out
Dodge & Cox 175,436,817 sh (-1.33%)
Mario Gabelli 1,576,196 sh (-3.62%)
Joel Greenblatt 1,169,288 sh (-4.03%)
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Q2 2017

S Guru Trades in Q2 2017

Jeremy Grantham 42,583 sh (+60.81%)
Mario Gabelli 1,590,008 sh (+0.88%)
PRIMECAP Management 36,819,700 sh (+0.37%)
Ronald Muhlenkamp 57,000 sh (unchged)
First Eagle Investment 602 sh (unchged)
Stanley Druckenmiller Sold Out
George Soros Sold Out
Steven Cohen Sold Out
Dodge & Cox 171,472,536 sh (-2.26%)
Joel Greenblatt 259,772 sh (-77.78%)
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Q3 2017

S Guru Trades in Q3 2017

Steven Cohen 290,000 sh (New)
John Paulson 2,374,000 sh (New)
Joel Greenblatt 619,710 sh (+138.56%)
Mario Gabelli 1,728,085 sh (+8.68%)
Steven Cohen 148,500 sh (unchged)
First Eagle Investment 602 sh (unchged)
PRIMECAP Management 36,565,500 sh (-0.69%)
Dodge & Cox 166,256,751 sh (-3.04%)
Jeremy Grantham 20,485 sh (-51.89%)
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Insider Trades

Latest Guru Trades with S

(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
Dodge & Cox 2017-09-30 Reduce -3.04%0.04%$7.61 - $8.87 $ 6.08-26%166,256,751
John Paulson 2017-09-30 New Buy0.33%$7.61 - $8.87 $ 6.08-26%2,374,000
Mario Gabelli 2017-09-30 Add 8.68%0.01%$7.61 - $8.87 $ 6.08-26%1,728,085
Joel Greenblatt 2017-09-30 Add 138.56%0.04%$7.61 - $8.87 $ 6.08-26%619,710
Dodge & Cox 2017-06-30 Reduce -2.26%0.03%$7.34 - $9.11 $ 6.08-27%171,472,536
Mario Gabelli 2017-06-30 Add 0.88%$7.34 - $9.11 $ 6.08-27%1,590,008
Joel Greenblatt 2017-06-30 Reduce -77.78%0.1%$7.34 - $9.11 $ 6.08-27%259,772
George Soros 2017-06-30 Sold Out 0.01%$7.34 - $9.11 $ 6.08-27%0
Dodge & Cox 2017-03-31 Reduce -1.33%0.02%$8.27 - $9.43 $ 6.08-30%175,436,817
Mario Gabelli 2017-03-31 Reduce -3.62%$8.27 - $9.43 $ 6.08-30%1,576,196
Joel Greenblatt 2017-03-31 Reduce -4.03%0.01%$8.27 - $9.43 $ 6.08-30%1,169,288
George Soros 2017-03-31 New Buy0.01%$8.27 - $9.43 $ 6.08-30%25,600
Dodge & Cox 2016-12-31 Reduce -1.96%0.02%$5.95 - $8.9 $ 6.08-18%177,793,606
Mario Gabelli 2016-12-31 Reduce -6.62%0.01%$5.95 - $8.9 $ 6.08-18%1,635,413
Joel Greenblatt 2016-12-31 Reduce -24.17%0.03%$5.95 - $8.9 $ 6.08-18%1,218,440
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Business Description

Industry: Communication Services » Telecom Services    NAICS: 517110    SIC: 4813
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Traded in other countries:SPRN34.Brazil, 2S7.Germany, S.Mexico,
Headquarter Location:USA
Sprint Corp is a communications company offering wireless and wireline communications products and services. It offers products and services to individual consumers, businesses, government subscribers and resellers.

Sprint is the fourth-largest carrier in the United States, serving 44 million connections directly and 16 million via wholesale. About 6% of sales come from the wireline unit, which provides fixed-line phone and data services, including services provided to the wireless unit. The firm acquired Clearwire, a troubled firm with a large spectrum portfolio, in 2013. Shortly thereafter, Japanese telecom Softbank took a 78% stake in Sprint through the purchase of existing Sprint shares and a $5 billion equity infusion; it has since increased its stake to 83%.

Guru Investment Theses on Sprint Corp

Daniel Loeb Comments on Sprint - Nov 02, 2016

Sprint (NYSE:S) has been another of our best performing investments this year. We were able to initiate our position at an attractive entry point in Q1 amidst the energy-driven dislocation in the credit markets and after the bonds were downgraded in February over concerns about Sprint’s near-term corporate debt maturities. We believed we were protected on the downside since the company has minimal outstanding senior or secured facilities and could likely issue new bonds higher in the corporate capital structure to refinance the pending maturities. The company is also continuing to improve its business by strengthening the network in key areas, growing the subscriber base, opportunistically incorporating strategic partnerships, and executing an attractive cost of capital cycle.



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Ratios

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industry
vs
history
Forward PE Ratio 625.00
S's Forward PE Ratio is ranked lower than
99.99% of the 100 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 18.38 vs. S: 625.00 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward PE Ratio only.
N/A
PB Ratio 1.29
S's PB Ratio is ranked higher than
65% of the 429 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 2.31 vs. S: 1.29 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PB Ratio only.
S' s PB Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.23  Med: 0.95 Max: 5.77
Current: 1.29
0.23
5.77
PS Ratio 0.75
S's PS Ratio is ranked higher than
69% of the 442 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.51 vs. S: 0.75 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PS Ratio only.
S' s PS Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.13  Med: 0.51 Max: 1.62
Current: 0.75
0.13
1.62
Price-to-Free-Cash-Flow 1520.00
S's Price-to-Free-Cash-Flow is ranked lower than
96% of the 223 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 18.18 vs. S: 1520.00 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price-to-Free-Cash-Flow only.
S' s Price-to-Free-Cash-Flow Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 3.24  Med: 10.98 Max: 2130
Current: 1520
3.24
2130
Price-to-Operating-Cash-Flow 4.72
S's Price-to-Operating-Cash-Flow is ranked higher than
56% of the 300 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 7.07 vs. S: 4.72 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price-to-Operating-Cash-Flow only.
S' s Price-to-Operating-Cash-Flow Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.68  Med: 4.05 Max: 77.07
Current: 4.72
0.68
77.07
EV-to-EBIT 22.49
S's EV-to-EBIT is ranked lower than
69% of the 350 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 16.64 vs. S: 22.49 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EV-to-EBIT only.
S' s EV-to-EBIT Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -45.7  Med: -10.3 Max: 293.7
Current: 22.49
-45.7
293.7
EV-to-EBITDA 5.19
S's EV-to-EBITDA is ranked higher than
72% of the 389 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 8.63 vs. S: 5.19 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EV-to-EBITDA only.
S' s EV-to-EBITDA Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -3.3  Med: 6.6 Max: 16.8
Current: 5.19
-3.3
16.8
EV-to-Revenue 1.71
S's EV-to-Revenue is ranked higher than
54% of the 454 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 2.03 vs. S: 1.71 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EV-to-Revenue only.
S' s EV-to-Revenue Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.6  Med: 1.2 Max: 2.1
Current: 1.71
0.6
2.1
Current Ratio 1.10
S's Current Ratio is ranked higher than
51% of the 447 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.07 vs. S: 1.10 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Current Ratio only.
S' s Current Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.52  Med: 1.13 Max: 1.97
Current: 1.1
0.52
1.97
Quick Ratio 1.03
S's Quick Ratio is ranked higher than
50% of the 447 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.00 vs. S: 1.03 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Quick Ratio only.
S' s Quick Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.47  Med: 1.04 Max: 1.86
Current: 1.03
0.47
1.86
Days Inventory 26.48
S's Days Inventory is ranked lower than
70% of the 344 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 16.33 vs. S: 26.48 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Inventory only.
S' s Days Inventory Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 12.84  Med: 20.47 Max: 44.89
Current: 26.48
12.84
44.89
Days Sales Outstanding 45.31
S's Days Sales Outstanding is ranked lower than
51% of the 342 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 47.76 vs. S: 45.31 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Sales Outstanding only.
S' s Days Sales Outstanding Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 10.2  Med: 33.08 Max: 72.15
Current: 45.31
10.2
72.15
Days Payable 76.93
S's Days Payable is ranked lower than
51% of the 294 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 66.92 vs. S: 76.93 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Payable only.
S' s Days Payable Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 36.22  Med: 58.53 Max: 92.4
Current: 76.93
36.22
92.4

Buy Back

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industry
vs
history
3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio -0.50
S's 3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio is ranked higher than
65% of the 285 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: -2.00 vs. S: -0.50 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful 3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio only.
S' s 3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -31.4  Med: -7.5 Max: 9.1
Current: -0.5
-31.4
9.1

Valuation & Return

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industry
vs
history
Price-to-Median-PS-Value 1.44
S's Price-to-Median-PS-Value is ranked lower than
88% of the 410 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.02 vs. S: 1.44 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price-to-Median-PS-Value only.
S' s Price-to-Median-PS-Value Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.29  Med: 1.84 Max: 37.09
Current: 1.44
0.29
37.09
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) % 4.45
S's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) % is ranked lower than
52% of the 468 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 4.26 vs. S: 4.45 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) % only.
S' s Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -129.7  Med: -5.4 Max: 4.45
Current: 4.45
-129.7
4.45
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) % 7.90
S's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) % is ranked higher than
51% of the 268 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 7.02 vs. S: 7.90 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) % only.
S' s Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -25.1  Med: 12.6 Max: 88.7
Current: 7.9
-25.1
88.7

More Statistics

Revenue (TTM) (Mil) $33,172.00
EPS (TTM) $ -0.15
Beta0.78
Short Percentage of Float14.93%
52-Week Range $5.62 - 9.65
Shares Outstanding (Mil)4,000.35

Analyst Estimate

Mar18 Mar19 Mar20
Revenue (Mil $) 32,742 33,135 33,420
EPS ($) 0.42 0.57 0.38
EPS without NRI ($) 0.42 0.57 0.38
EPS Growth Rate
(Future 3Y To 5Y Estimate)
N/A
Dividends per Share ($)

Piotroski F-Score Details

Piotroski F-Score: 66
Positive ROAN
Positive CFROAY
Higher ROA yoyY
CFROA > ROAY
Lower Leverage yoyN
Higher Current Ratio yoyY
Less Shares Outstanding yoyN
Higher Gross Margin yoyY
Higher Asset Turnover yoyY

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