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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

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industry
vs
history
Cash-to-Debt 0.11
T's Cash-to-Debt is ranked lower than
76% of the 471 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 0.41 vs. T: 0.11 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Cash-to-Debt only.
T' s Cash-to-Debt Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.01  Med: 0.05 Max: N/A
Current: 0.11
Equity-to-Asset 0.30
T's Equity-to-Asset is ranked lower than
65% of the 458 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 0.40 vs. T: 0.30 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Equity-to-Asset only.
T' s Equity-to-Asset Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.22  Med: 0.35 Max: 0.43
Current: 0.3
0.22
0.43
Interest Coverage 4.82
T's Interest Coverage is ranked lower than
59% of the 374 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 7.45 vs. T: 4.82 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Interest Coverage only.
T' s Interest Coverage Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 2.61  Med: 5.92 Max: 7.81
Current: 4.82
2.61
7.81
Piotroski F-Score: 6
Altman Z-Score: 1.18
Beneish M-Score: -2.86
WACC vs ROIC
4.04%
6.72%
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 : 8/10

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industry
vs
history
Operating Margin % 14.81
T's Operating Margin % is ranked higher than
73% of the 466 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 7.50 vs. T: 14.81 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Operating Margin % only.
T' s Operating Margin % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 7.27  Med: 16.32 Max: 23.88
Current: 14.81
7.27
23.88
Net Margin % 7.77
T's Net Margin % is ranked higher than
68% of the 469 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 3.49 vs. T: 7.77 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Net Margin % only.
T' s Net Margin % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 3.11  Med: 9.5 Max: 15.98
Current: 7.77
3.11
15.98
ROE % 10.24
T's ROE % is ranked higher than
62% of the 446 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 6.63 vs. T: 10.24 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROE % only.
T' s ROE % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 3.63  Med: 11.36 Max: 20.09
Current: 10.24
3.63
20.09
ROA % 3.12
T's ROA % is ranked higher than
55% of the 478 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 2.40 vs. T: 3.12 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROA % only.
T' s ROA % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1.46  Med: 4.1 Max: 7.39
Current: 3.12
1.46
7.39
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) % 19.46
T's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) % is ranked higher than
60% of the 471 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 14.09 vs. T: 19.46 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROC (Joel Greenblatt) % only.
T' s ROC (Joel Greenblatt) % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 9.75  Med: 20.93 Max: 28.98
Current: 19.46
9.75
28.98
3-Year Revenue Growth Rate 3.40
T's 3-Year Revenue Growth Rate is ranked higher than
57% of the 412 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.90 vs. T: 3.40 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful 3-Year Revenue Growth Rate only.
T' s 3-Year Revenue Growth Rate Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -18.6  Med: 4.9 Max: 34.7
Current: 3.4
-18.6
34.7
3-Year EBITDA Growth Rate -4.40
T's 3-Year EBITDA Growth Rate is ranked lower than
67% of the 358 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.30 vs. T: -4.40 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful 3-Year EBITDA Growth Rate only.
T' s 3-Year EBITDA Growth Rate Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -18.3  Med: 2.6 Max: 67.4
Current: -4.4
-18.3
67.4
3-Year EPS without NRI Growth Rate -15.00
T's 3-Year EPS without NRI Growth Rate is ranked lower than
67% of the 303 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: -4.30 vs. T: -15.00 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful 3-Year EPS without NRI Growth Rate only.
T' s 3-Year EPS without NRI Growth Rate Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -32.6  Med: 3.3 Max: 25
Current: -15
-32.6
25
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Business Description

Industry: Communication Services » Telecom Services    NAICS: 517210    SIC: 4899
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Traded in other countries:T.Argentina, T.Chile, SOBA.Germany, T.Mexico, T.Switzerland, 0QZ1.UK,
Headquarter Location:USA
AT&T Inc, through its subsidiaries, is engaged in provision of communications and digital entertainment services in the United States and the world.

AT&T is the second-largest U.S. wireless carrier, serving more than 100 million subscribers, including nearly 80 million traditional phone customers. The firm also provides fixed-line services, including voice, data, and television services, to consumers and small businesses in 21 states and to larger enterprises nationwide. The DirecTV acquisition added 20 million U.S. satellite television customers and a presence in Latin America. AT&T also acquired two Mexican carriers in 2015. The firm announced plans to acquire Time Warner in October 2015.

Guru Investment Theses on AT&T Inc

Mario Gabelli Comments on AT&T Inc. - Nov 23, 2015

AT&T Inc. (NYSE:T)(4.0%) (T – $32.58 – NYSE) is the largest telecommunications holding company in the United States, serving 124 million mobile subscribers (including 110 million retail customers), 23.5 million wireline voice connections, 16.0 million broadband, and 39 million video customers (including 26 million in the U.S.). On July 24, 2015, AT&T completed its acquisition of DIRECTV, a leading satellite TV operator in the U.S and Latin America, in a cash-and-stock transaction for $95 per share. Main reasons for DTV transaction include





(a) creation of a content distribution leader across mobile, video, and broadband platforms, (b) improvement of revenue mix, acceleration of broadband growth, and significant expansion of revenues outside of the U.S.,





(c) accretion to FCF per share and adjusted EPS (within 12 months after the close). Management continues to expect $2.5 billion or better annual run-rate cost synergies from the DIRECTV transaction by 2018. This target doesn’t include numerous revenue synergy opportunities, including cross-selling additional products to each customer base, enhanced retail distribution, and advertising opportunities. Major cost synergy categories include content, operations, and supply chain.



From GAMCO's Global Telecommunications Fund third quarter 2015 shareholder commentary.



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Ratios

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industry
vs
history
PE Ratio 18.51
T's PE Ratio is ranked higher than
53% of the 320 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 20.06 vs. T: 18.51 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PE Ratio only.
T' s PE Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 7.64  Med: 17.52 Max: 50.78
Current: 18.51
7.64
50.78
Forward PE Ratio 13.09
T's Forward PE Ratio is ranked higher than
74% of the 105 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 18.69 vs. T: 13.09 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward PE Ratio only.
N/A
PE Ratio without NRI 18.51
T's PE Ratio without NRI is ranked higher than
55% of the 319 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 21.00 vs. T: 18.51 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PE Ratio without NRI only.
T' s PE Ratio without NRI Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 7.93  Med: 17.52 Max: 50.78
Current: 18.51
7.93
50.78
Price-to-Owner-Earnings 11.68
T's Price-to-Owner-Earnings is ranked higher than
72% of the 218 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 9999.00 vs. T: 11.68 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price-to-Owner-Earnings only.
T' s Price-to-Owner-Earnings Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 5.69  Med: 12.09 Max: 316.17
Current: 11.68
5.69
316.17
PB Ratio 1.88
T's PB Ratio is ranked higher than
56% of the 427 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 2.31 vs. T: 1.88 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PB Ratio only.
T' s PB Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1.17  Med: 1.93 Max: 2.4
Current: 1.88
1.17
2.4
PS Ratio 1.44
T's PS Ratio is ranked higher than
52% of the 450 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.51 vs. T: 1.44 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PS Ratio only.
T' s PS Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1.08  Med: 1.45 Max: 2.46
Current: 1.44
1.08
2.46
Price-to-Free-Cash-Flow 13.89
T's Price-to-Free-Cash-Flow is ranked higher than
64% of the 216 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 18.20 vs. T: 13.89 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price-to-Free-Cash-Flow only.
T' s Price-to-Free-Cash-Flow Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 7.61  Med: 13.18 Max: 21.6
Current: 13.89
7.61
21.6
Price-to-Operating-Cash-Flow 5.78
T's Price-to-Operating-Cash-Flow is ranked higher than
63% of the 293 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 7.53 vs. T: 5.78 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price-to-Operating-Cash-Flow only.
T' s Price-to-Operating-Cash-Flow Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 3.65  Med: 5.48 Max: 10.04
Current: 5.78
3.65
10.04
EV-to-EBIT 14.59
T's EV-to-EBIT is ranked higher than
56% of the 353 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 16.19 vs. T: 14.59 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EV-to-EBIT only.
T' s EV-to-EBIT Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 7.5  Med: 13.7 Max: 26.9
Current: 14.59
7.5
26.9
EV-to-EBITDA 7.11
T's EV-to-EBITDA is ranked higher than
63% of the 389 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 8.65 vs. T: 7.11 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EV-to-EBITDA only.
T' s EV-to-EBITDA Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 4.6  Med: 7.2 Max: 11.2
Current: 7.11
4.6
11.2
PEG Ratio 1.78
T's PEG Ratio is ranked higher than
62% of the 150 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 2.79 vs. T: 1.78 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PEG Ratio only.
T' s PEG Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.75  Med: 1.98 Max: 14.69
Current: 1.78
0.75
14.69
Shiller PE Ratio 17.00
T's Shiller PE Ratio is ranked higher than
52% of the 124 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 18.70 vs. T: 17.00 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Shiller PE Ratio only.
T' s Shiller PE Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 9.42  Med: 15.58 Max: 19.58
Current: 17
9.42
19.58
Current Ratio 0.90
T's Current Ratio is ranked lower than
62% of the 463 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.09 vs. T: 0.90 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Current Ratio only.
T' s Current Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.41  Med: 0.7 Max: 1.57
Current: 0.9
0.41
1.57
Quick Ratio 0.90
T's Quick Ratio is ranked lower than
59% of the 463 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.03 vs. T: 0.90 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Quick Ratio only.
T' s Quick Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.41  Med: 0.68 Max: 1.57
Current: 0.9
0.41
1.57
Days Sales Outstanding 33.84
T's Days Sales Outstanding is ranked higher than
66% of the 350 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 46.01 vs. T: 33.84 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Sales Outstanding only.
T' s Days Sales Outstanding Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 36.25  Med: 40 Max: 49.67
Current: 33.84
36.25
49.67
Days Payable 105.27
T's Days Payable is ranked higher than
66% of the 308 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 65.44 vs. T: 105.27 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Payable only.
T' s Days Payable Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 50.98  Med: 81.12 Max: 114.58
Current: 105.27
50.98
114.58

Dividend & Buy Back

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industry
vs
history
Dividend Yield % 5.11
T's Dividend Yield % is ranked higher than
70% of the 780 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 3.92 vs. T: 5.11 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Dividend Yield % only.
T' s Dividend Yield % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 3.34  Med: 5.24 Max: 7.17
Current: 5.11
3.34
7.17
Dividend Payout Ratio 0.95
T's Dividend Payout Ratio is ranked lower than
65% of the 314 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 0.77 vs. T: 0.95 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Dividend Payout Ratio only.
T' s Dividend Payout Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.53  Med: 0.8 Max: 2.62
Current: 0.95
0.53
2.62
3-Year Dividend Growth Rate 2.20
T's 3-Year Dividend Growth Rate is ranked lower than
55% of the 202 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 4.40 vs. T: 2.20 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful 3-Year Dividend Growth Rate only.
T' s 3-Year Dividend Growth Rate Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -1.3  Med: 4.2 Max: 11.5
Current: 2.2
-1.3
11.5
Forward Dividend Yield % 5.16
T's Forward Dividend Yield % is ranked higher than
68% of the 714 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 3.95 vs. T: 5.16 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward Dividend Yield % only.
N/A
5-Year Yield-on-Cost % 5.70
T's 5-Year Yield-on-Cost % is ranked higher than
65% of the 809 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 4.34 vs. T: 5.70 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful 5-Year Yield-on-Cost % only.
T' s 5-Year Yield-on-Cost % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 3.72  Med: 5.84 Max: 7.99
Current: 5.7
3.72
7.99
3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio -5.50
T's 3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio is ranked lower than
67% of the 281 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: -1.70 vs. T: -5.50 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful 3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio only.
T' s 3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -38.6  Med: -0.5 Max: 4.3
Current: -5.5
-38.6
4.3

Valuation & Return

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industry
vs
history
Price-to-Intrinsic-Value-Projected-FCF 0.97
T's Price-to-Intrinsic-Value-Projected-FCF is ranked higher than
69% of the 247 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.48 vs. T: 0.97 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price-to-Intrinsic-Value-Projected-FCF only.
T' s Price-to-Intrinsic-Value-Projected-FCF Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.56  Med: 1.09 Max: 5.13
Current: 0.97
0.56
5.13
Price-to-Median-PS-Value 1.00
T's Price-to-Median-PS-Value is ranked higher than
52% of the 430 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.04 vs. T: 1.00 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price-to-Median-PS-Value only.
T' s Price-to-Median-PS-Value Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.73  Med: 1.24 Max: 2.48
Current: 1
0.73
2.48
Price-to-Peter-Lynch-Fair-Value 1.79
T's Price-to-Peter-Lynch-Fair-Value is ranked lower than
57% of the 88 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.60 vs. T: 1.79 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price-to-Peter-Lynch-Fair-Value only.
T' s Price-to-Peter-Lynch-Fair-Value Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.74  Med: 1.33 Max: 6.21
Current: 1.79
0.74
6.21
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) % 6.85
T's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) % is ranked higher than
67% of the 479 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 4.30 vs. T: 6.85 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) % only.
T' s Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 3.7  Med: 7.3 Max: 13.3
Current: 6.85
3.7
13.3
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) % 17.26
T's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) % is ranked higher than
76% of the 262 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 7.60 vs. T: 17.26 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) % only.
T' s Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -1.8  Med: 10.8 Max: 23.2
Current: 17.26
-1.8
23.2

More Statistics

Revenue (TTM) (Mil) $162,616.00
EPS (TTM) $ 2.05
Beta0.44
Short Percentage of Float2.45%
52-Week Range $36.10 - 43.89
Shares Outstanding (Mil)6,148.00

Analyst Estimate

Dec17 Dec18 Dec19
Revenue (Mil $) 160,995 161,561 163,137
EPS ($) 2.90 3.06 3.06
EPS without NRI ($) 2.90 3.06 3.06
EPS Growth Rate
(Future 3Y To 5Y Estimate)
5.47%
Dividends per Share ($) 1.97 2.01 2.06
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