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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 0.21
S's Cash-to-Debt is ranked lower than
60% of the 416 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 0.30 vs. S: 0.21 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Cash-to-Debt only.
S' s Cash-to-Debt Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.01  Med: 0.17 Max: 0.81
Current: 0.21
0.01
0.81
Equity-to-Asset 0.32
S's Equity-to-Asset is ranked lower than
64% of the 413 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 0.41 vs. S: 0.32 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Equity-to-Asset only.
S' s Equity-to-Asset Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.1  Med: 0.33 Max: 0.62
Current: 0.32
0.1
0.62
Debt-to-Equity 1.46
S's Debt-to-Equity is ranked lower than
75% of the 329 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 0.74 vs. S: 1.46 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Debt-to-Equity only.
S' s Debt-to-Equity Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.16  Med: 1.16 Max: 4.86
Current: 1.46
0.16
4.86
Debt-to-EBITDA 3.60
S's Debt-to-EBITDA is ranked lower than
69% of the 338 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 2.31 vs. S: 3.60 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Debt-to-EBITDA only.
S' s Debt-to-EBITDA Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 3.6  Med: 4.58 Max: 16.21
Current: 3.6
3.6
16.21
Interest Coverage 1.03
S's Interest Coverage is ranked lower than
92% of the 350 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 6.29 vs. S: 1.03 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Interest Coverage only.
S' s Interest Coverage Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.21  Med: 0.33 Max: 1.19
Current: 1.03
0.21
1.19
Piotroski F-Score: 7
Altman Z-Score: 0.76
Beneish M-Score: -2.84
WACC vs ROIC
51.24%
1290.69%
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 % 7.60
S's Operating Margin % is ranked lower than
57% of the 415 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 10.31 vs. S: 7.60 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Operating Margin % only.
S' s Operating Margin % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -4.31  Med: -0.39 Max: 8.66
Current: 7.6
-4.31
8.66
Net Margin % 22.73
S's Net Margin % is ranked higher than
91% of the 415 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 5.09 vs. S: 22.73 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Net Margin % only.
S' s Net Margin % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -12.24  Med: -8.22 Max: 22.8
Current: 22.73
-12.24
22.8
ROE % 31.05
S's ROE % is ranked higher than
90% of the 391 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 8.37 vs. S: 31.05 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROE % only.
S' s ROE % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -46.73  Med: -13.06 Max: 32.72
Current: 31.05
-46.73
32.72
ROA % 8.78
S's ROA % is ranked higher than
80% of the 421 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 3.00 vs. S: 8.78 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROA % only.
S' s ROA % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -8.57  Med: -4.12 Max: 8.78
Current: 8.78
-8.57
8.78
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) % 12.32
S's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) % is ranked lower than
60% of the 418 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 17.16 vs. S: 12.32 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROC (Joel Greenblatt) % only.
S' s ROC (Joel Greenblatt) % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -19.87  Med: -10.24 Max: 13.64
Current: 12.32
-19.87
13.64
3-Year Revenue Growth Rate -3.10
S's 3-Year Revenue Growth Rate is ranked lower than
71% of the 383 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.70 vs. S: -3.10 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful 3-Year Revenue Growth Rate only.
S' s 3-Year Revenue Growth Rate Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -23.6  Med: -3.1 Max: 19.9
Current: -3.1
-23.6
19.9
3-Year EBITDA Growth Rate 46.30
S's 3-Year EBITDA Growth Rate is ranked higher than
93% of the 351 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 4.30 vs. S: 46.30 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful 3-Year EBITDA Growth Rate only.
S' s 3-Year EBITDA Growth Rate Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0  Med: -6.5 Max: 61.8
Current: 46.3
0
61.8
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Guru Trades

Q3 2017

S Guru Trades in Q3 2017

John Paulson 2,374,000 sh (New)
Steven Cohen 290,000 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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Q4 2017

S Guru Trades in Q4 2017

Pioneer Investments 1,580,746 sh (New)
Jim Simons 4,449,443 sh (New)
Joel Greenblatt 1,324,732 sh (+113.77%)
Mario Gabelli 1,913,227 sh (+10.71%)
PRIMECAP Management 36,630,400 sh (+0.18%)
Ronald Muhlenkamp 57,000 sh (unchged)
First Eagle Investment 602 sh (unchged)
Jeremy Grantham Sold Out
Steven Cohen Sold Out
John Paulson Sold Out
Dodge & Cox 165,926,159 sh (-0.20%)
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Q1 2018

S Guru Trades in Q1 2018

Pioneer Investments 1,868,454 sh (+18.20%)
Joel Greenblatt Sold Out
First Eagle Investment Sold Out
PRIMECAP Management 36,624,000 sh (-0.02%)
Dodge & Cox 165,602,430 sh (-0.20%)
Mario Gabelli 1,880,458 sh (-1.71%)
Jim Simons 280,493 sh (-93.70%)
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Q2 2018

S Guru Trades in Q2 2018

Jim Simons 478,100 sh (+70.45%)
Dodge & Cox 165,590,616 sh (-0.01%)
PRIMECAP Management 36,606,100 sh (-0.05%)
Pioneer Investments 1,765,737 sh (-5.50%)
Mario Gabelli 1,633,684 sh (-13.12%)
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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 2018-06-30 Reduce -0.01%$4.85 - $6.5 $ 6.3818%165,590,616
Mario Gabelli 2018-06-30 Reduce -13.12%0.01%$4.85 - $6.5 $ 6.3818%1,633,684
Dodge & Cox 2018-03-31 Reduce -0.20%$4.86 - $5.93 $ 6.3819%165,602,430
Mario Gabelli 2018-03-31 Reduce -1.71%$4.86 - $5.93 $ 6.3819%1,880,458
First Eagle Investment 2018-03-31 Sold Out $4.86 - $5.93 $ 6.3819%0
Joel Greenblatt 2018-03-31 Sold Out 0.11%$4.86 - $5.93 $ 6.3819%0
Dodge & Cox 2017-12-31 Reduce -0.20%$5.44 - $7.9 $ 6.380%165,926,159
Mario Gabelli 2017-12-31 Add 10.71%0.01%$5.44 - $7.9 $ 6.380%1,913,227
Joel Greenblatt 2017-12-31 Add 113.77%0.06%$5.44 - $7.9 $ 6.380%1,324,732
John Paulson 2017-12-31 Sold Out 0.33%$5.44 - $7.9 $ 6.380%0
Dodge & Cox 2017-09-30 Reduce -3.04%0.04%$7.61 - $8.87 $ 6.38-22%166,256,751
John Paulson 2017-09-30 New Buy0.33%$7.61 - $8.87 $ 6.38-22%2,374,000
Mario Gabelli 2017-09-30 Add 8.68%0.01%$7.61 - $8.87 $ 6.38-22%1,728,085
Joel Greenblatt 2017-09-30 Add 138.56%0.04%$7.61 - $8.87 $ 6.38-22%619,710
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Business Description

Industry: Communication Services » Telecom Services    NAICS: 517311    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.



From Third Point's third-quarter 2016 commentary.



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Ratios

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industry
vs
history
PE Ratio 3.52
S's PE Ratio is ranked higher than
97% of the 315 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 19.33 vs. S: 3.52 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PE Ratio only.
S' s PE Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 2.68  Med: 3.16 Max: 404.47
Current: 3.52
2.68
404.47
PE Ratio without NRI 3.52
S's PE Ratio without NRI is ranked higher than
97% of the 312 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 19.26 vs. S: 3.52 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PE Ratio without NRI only.
S' s PE Ratio without NRI Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 2.68  Med: 3.16 Max: 404.47
Current: 3.52
2.68
404.47
Price-to-Owner-Earnings 28.73
S's Price-to-Owner-Earnings is ranked lower than
73% of the 211 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 17.03 vs. S: 28.73 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price-to-Owner-Earnings only.
S' s Price-to-Owner-Earnings Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 13.52  Med: 22.79 Max: 28.83
Current: 28.73
13.52
28.83
PB Ratio 0.92
S's PB Ratio is ranked higher than
88% of the 391 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 2.07 vs. S: 0.92 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PB Ratio only.
S' s PB Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.23  Med: 0.9 Max: 5.77
Current: 0.92
0.23
5.77
PS Ratio 0.80
S's PS Ratio is ranked higher than
78% of the 405 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.50 vs. S: 0.80 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PS Ratio only.
S' s PS Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.13  Med: 0.52 Max: 2.05
Current: 0.8
0.13
2.05
Price-to-Operating-Cash-Flow 2.45
S's Price-to-Operating-Cash-Flow is ranked higher than
94% of the 299 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 9999.00 vs. S: 2.45 )
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: 3.04 Max: 1315
Current: 2.45
0.68
1315
EV-to-EBIT 24.12
S's EV-to-EBIT is ranked lower than
69% of the 333 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 15.66 vs. S: 24.12 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EV-to-EBIT only.
S' s EV-to-EBIT Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -30.4  Med: -4.9 Max: 293.7
Current: 24.12
-30.4
293.7
EV-to-EBITDA 5.17
S's EV-to-EBITDA is ranked higher than
80% of the 364 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 8.29 vs. S: 5.17 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EV-to-EBITDA only.
S' s EV-to-EBITDA Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -3.3  Med: 6.5 Max: 19.6
Current: 5.17
-3.3
19.6
EV-to-Revenue 1.80
S's EV-to-Revenue is ranked higher than
59% of the 416 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 2.06 vs. S: 1.80 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EV-to-Revenue only.
S' s EV-to-Revenue Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.6  Med: 1.3 Max: 3.9
Current: 1.8
0.6
3.9
PEG Ratio 0.12
S's PEG Ratio is ranked higher than
99% of the 136 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 2.16 vs. S: 0.12 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PEG Ratio only.
S' s PEG Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.12  Med: 0.17 Max: 0.21
Current: 0.12
0.12
0.21
Current Ratio 1.15
S's Current Ratio is ranked higher than
53% of the 414 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.12 vs. S: 1.15 )
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: 1.15
0.52
1.97
Quick Ratio 1.10
S's Quick Ratio is ranked higher than
55% of the 414 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.04 vs. S: 1.10 )
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: 1.1
0.47
1.86
Days Inventory 24.10
S's Days Inventory is ranked lower than
63% of the 316 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 17.84 vs. S: 24.10 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Inventory only.
S' s Days Inventory Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 12.84  Med: 21.59 Max: 44.89
Current: 24.1
12.84
44.89
Days Sales Outstanding 39.37
S's Days Sales Outstanding is ranked higher than
66% of the 404 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 54.05 vs. S: 39.37 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Sales Outstanding only.
S' s Days Sales Outstanding Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 8.8  Med: 31.39 Max: 70.1
Current: 39.37
8.8
70.1
Days Payable 86.78
S's Days Payable is ranked lower than
53% of the 378 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 96.88 vs. S: 86.78 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Payable only.
S' s Days Payable Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 36.22  Med: 60.65 Max: 123.65
Current: 86.78
36.22
123.65

Buy Back

vs
industry
vs
history
3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio -0.30
S's 3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio is ranked higher than
64% of the 270 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: -1.80 vs. S: -0.30 )
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: -7.2 Max: 9.1
Current: -0.3
-31.4
9.1

Valuation & Return

vs
industry
vs
history
Price-to-Median-PS-Value 1.55
S's Price-to-Median-PS-Value is ranked lower than
81% of the 371 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 0.99 vs. S: 1.55 )
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: 1.8 Max: 36.79
Current: 1.55
0.29
36.79
Price-to-Peter-Lynch-Fair-Value 0.21
S's Price-to-Peter-Lynch-Fair-Value is ranked higher than
98% of the 89 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.57 vs. S: 0.21 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price-to-Peter-Lynch-Fair-Value only.
S' s Price-to-Peter-Lynch-Fair-Value Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.13  Med: 6.63 Max: 73.08
Current: 0.21
0.13
73.08
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) % 4.14
S's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) % is ranked lower than
54% of the 426 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 4.81 vs. S: 4.14 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) % only.
S' s Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -129.7  Med: -3.9 Max: 5.5
Current: 4.14
-129.7
5.5
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) % -6.72
S's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) % is ranked lower than
81% of the 270 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 6.98 vs. S: -6.72 )
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: -28.6  Med: 5.45 Max: 88.7
Current: -6.72
-28.6
88.7

More Statistics

Revenue (TTM) (Mil) $32,374.00
EPS (TTM) $ 1.81
Beta1.82
Volatility31.77%
52-Week Range $4.81 - 8.55
Shares Outstanding (Mil)4,068.42

Analyst Estimate

Mar19 Mar20 Mar21
Revenue (Mil $) 31,848 31,337 32,302
EBIT (Mil $) 2,326 2,585 3,156
EBITDA (Mil $) 10,165 10,969 12,668
EPS ($) -0.05 0.05 0.18
EPS without NRI ($) -0.05 0.05 0.18
EPS Growth Rate
(Future 3Y To 5Y Estimate)
N/A
Dividends per Share ($)

Piotroski F-Score Details

Piotroski F-Score: 77
Positive ROAY
Positive CFROAY
Higher ROA yoyY
CFROA > ROAY
Lower Leverage yoyN
Higher Current Ratio yoyY
Less Shares Outstanding yoyY
Higher Gross Margin yoyY
Higher Asset Turnover yoyN

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