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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 : 5/10

vs
industry
vs
history
Cash-to-Debt 0.29
NYSE:USM's Cash-to-Debt is ranked lower than
53% of the 457 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 0.41 vs. NYSE:USM: 0.29 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Cash-to-Debt only.
NYSE:USM' s Cash-to-Debt Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0  Med: 0.18 Max: No Debt
Current: 0.29
Equity-to-Asset 0.52
NYSE:USM's Equity-to-Asset is ranked higher than
69% of the 443 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 0.40 vs. NYSE:USM: 0.52 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Equity-to-Asset only.
NYSE:USM' s Equity-to-Asset Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.38  Med: 0.58 Max: 0.77
Current: 0.52
0.38
0.77
Debt-to-Equity 0.44
NYSE:USM's Debt-to-Equity is ranked higher than
65% of the 348 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 0.76 vs. NYSE:USM: 0.44 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Debt-to-Equity only.
NYSE:USM' s Debt-to-Equity Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.08  Med: 0.28 Max: 1.36
Current: 0.44
0.08
1.36
Interest Coverage 0.35
NYSE:USM's Interest Coverage is ranked lower than
97% of the 363 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 7.45 vs. NYSE:USM: 0.35 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Interest Coverage only.
NYSE:USM' s Interest Coverage Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.35  Med: 3.67 Max: 4.68
Current: 0.35
0.35
4.68
Piotroski F-Score: 5
Altman Z-Score: 1.74
Beneish M-Score: -2.72
WACC vs ROIC
7.86%
0.46%
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

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industry
vs
history
Operating Margin % 1.00
NYSE:USM's Operating Margin % is ranked lower than
70% of the 450 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 7.22 vs. NYSE:USM: 1.00 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Operating Margin % only.
NYSE:USM' s Operating Margin % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -3.67  Med: 4.29 Max: 10.04
Current: 1
-3.67
10.04
Net Margin % 1.28
NYSE:USM's Net Margin % is ranked lower than
60% of the 453 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 3.55 vs. NYSE:USM: 1.28 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Net Margin % only.
NYSE:USM' s Net Margin % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -1.1  Med: 3.42 Max: 7.98
Current: 1.28
-1.1
7.98
ROE % 1.37
NYSE:USM's ROE % is ranked lower than
62% of the 432 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 6.43 vs. NYSE:USM: 1.37 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROE % only.
NYSE:USM' s ROE % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -1.28  Med: 3.95 Max: 10.17
Current: 1.37
-1.28
10.17
ROA % 0.71
NYSE:USM's ROA % is ranked lower than
60% of the 462 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 2.40 vs. NYSE:USM: 0.71 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROA % only.
NYSE:USM' s ROA % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -0.67  Med: 2.25 Max: 5.57
Current: 0.71
-0.67
5.57
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) % 7.65
NYSE:USM's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) % is ranked lower than
60% of the 455 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 14.01 vs. NYSE:USM: 7.65 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROC (Joel Greenblatt) % only.
NYSE:USM' s ROC (Joel Greenblatt) % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -0.07  Med: 10.9 Max: 24.13
Current: 7.65
-0.07
24.13
3-Year Revenue Growth Rate 0.10
NYSE:USM's 3-Year Revenue Growth Rate is ranked lower than
58% of the 401 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 2.00 vs. NYSE:USM: 0.10 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful 3-Year Revenue Growth Rate only.
NYSE:USM' s 3-Year Revenue Growth Rate Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -3.4  Med: 14.1 Max: 80.6
Current: 0.1
-3.4
80.6
3-Year EBITDA Growth Rate -9.80
NYSE:USM's 3-Year EBITDA Growth Rate is ranked lower than
76% of the 348 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.20 vs. NYSE:USM: -9.80 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful 3-Year EBITDA Growth Rate only.
NYSE:USM' s 3-Year EBITDA Growth Rate Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -19.6  Med: 9.8 Max: 149
Current: -9.8
-19.6
149
3-Year EPS without NRI Growth Rate -30.20
NYSE:USM's 3-Year EPS without NRI Growth Rate is ranked lower than
80% of the 293 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: -4.50 vs. NYSE:USM: -30.20 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful 3-Year EPS without NRI Growth Rate only.
NYSE:USM' s 3-Year EPS without NRI Growth Rate Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -54.1  Med: 20.7 Max: 121.2
Current: -30.2
-54.1
121.2
GuruFocus has detected 3 Warning Signs with United States Cellular Corp $NYSE:USM.
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Guru Trades

Q3 2016

USM Guru Trades in Q3 2016

Paul Tudor Jones 11,834 sh (New)
Jim Simons 625,200 sh (+2.74%)
Mario Gabelli 2,970,582 sh (-1.62%)
Jeremy Grantham 21,765 sh (-15.49%)
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Q4 2016

USM Guru Trades in Q4 2016

Joel Greenblatt 5,088 sh (New)
Jim Simons 757,500 sh (+21.16%)
Mario Gabelli 2,931,732 sh (-1.31%)
Jeremy Grantham 16,775 sh (-22.93%)
Paul Tudor Jones 7,700 sh (-34.93%)
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Q1 2017

USM Guru Trades in Q1 2017

Paul Tudor Jones 9,000 sh (+16.88%)
Joel Greenblatt Sold Out
Mario Gabelli 2,925,470 sh (-0.21%)
Jim Simons 626,700 sh (-17.27%)
Jeremy Grantham 7,100 sh (-57.68%)
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Q2 2017

USM Guru Trades in Q2 2017

Jeremy Grantham 9,800 sh (+38.03%)
Mario Gabelli 3,018,657 sh (+3.19%)
Jim Simons 628,300 sh (+0.26%)
Paul Tudor Jones Sold Out
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Insider Trades

Latest Guru Trades with USM

(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
Mario Gabelli 2017-06-30 Add 3.19%0.02%$36.91 - $40.62 $ 35.35-9%3,018,657
Mario Gabelli 2017-03-31 Reduce -0.21%$35.82 - $45.67 $ 35.35-14%2,925,470
Joel Greenblatt 2017-03-31 Sold Out $35.82 - $45.67 $ 35.35-14%0
Mario Gabelli 2016-12-31 Reduce -1.31%0.01%$33.97 - $44.3 $ 35.35-7%2,931,732
Joel Greenblatt 2016-12-31 New Buy$33.97 - $44.3 $ 35.35-7%5,088
Mario Gabelli 2016-09-30 Reduce -1.62%0.01%$36.02 - $41.38 $ 35.35-8%2,970,582
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Business Description

Industry: Communication Services » Telecom Services    NAICS: 517210    SIC: 4812
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Headquarter Location:USA
United States Cellular Corp is a wireless telecommunications service provider. Its ownership interests include consolidated and investment interests in licenses covering portions of nearly 20 states & total population of around 30 million.

U.S. Cellular is the nation's fifth-largest wireless service provider, with 5 million customers across the U.S. The company's operations are spread across several geographic clusters, including portions of New England, the Midwest, and the Pacific Northwest. Large markets served include Milwaukee, Oklahoma City, Tulsa, and Omaha. U.S. Cellular is a subsidiary of Telephone and Data Systems, which owns about 84% of the firm and has a 96% voting interest.

Ratios

vs
industry
vs
history
PE Ratio 60.92
USM's PE Ratio is ranked lower than
82% of the 312 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 20.70 vs. USM: 60.92 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PE Ratio only.
USM' s PE Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 9.57  Med: 27.8 Max: 1995.5
Current: 60.92
9.57
1995.5
Forward PE Ratio 140.85
USM's Forward PE Ratio is ranked lower than
86% of the 106 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 19.76 vs. USM: 140.85 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward PE Ratio only.
N/A
PE Ratio without NRI 60.92
USM's PE Ratio without NRI is ranked lower than
82% of the 310 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 20.85 vs. USM: 60.92 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PE Ratio without NRI only.
USM' s PE Ratio without NRI Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 9.57  Med: 27.8 Max: 1995.5
Current: 60.92
9.57
1995.5
PB Ratio 0.82
USM's PB Ratio is ranked higher than
86% of the 415 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 2.25 vs. USM: 0.82 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PB Ratio only.
USM' s PB Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.74  Med: 1 Max: 2.84
Current: 0.82
0.74
2.84
PS Ratio 0.78
USM's PS Ratio is ranked higher than
73% of the 437 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.49 vs. USM: 0.78 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PS Ratio only.
USM' s PS Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.6  Med: 0.86 Max: 2.42
Current: 0.78
0.6
2.42
Price-to-Operating-Cash-Flow 6.58
USM's Price-to-Operating-Cash-Flow is ranked lower than
56% of the 288 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 7.48 vs. USM: 6.58 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price-to-Operating-Cash-Flow only.
USM' s Price-to-Operating-Cash-Flow Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 2.68  Med: 6.18 Max: 65.58
Current: 6.58
2.68
65.58
EV-to-EBIT 20.09
USM's EV-to-EBIT is ranked lower than
55% of the 342 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 16.53 vs. USM: 20.09 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EV-to-EBIT only.
USM' s EV-to-EBIT Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -2119  Med: 14.6 Max: 181.2
Current: 20.09
-2119
181.2
EV-to-EBITDA 5.02
USM's EV-to-EBITDA is ranked higher than
80% of the 378 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 8.55 vs. USM: 5.02 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EV-to-EBITDA only.
USM' s EV-to-EBITDA Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 3  Med: 4.9 Max: 8.2
Current: 5.02
3
8.2
EV-to-Revenue 1.07
USM's EV-to-Revenue is ranked higher than
76% of the 451 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 2.06 vs. USM: 1.07 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EV-to-Revenue only.
USM' s EV-to-Revenue Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.7  Med: 1 Max: 2.7
Current: 1.07
0.7
2.7
Shiller PE Ratio 23.92
USM's Shiller PE Ratio is ranked lower than
64% of the 120 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 18.24 vs. USM: 23.92 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Shiller PE Ratio only.
USM' s Shiller PE Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 13.68  Med: 23.55 Max: 50.47
Current: 23.92
13.68
50.47
Current Ratio 2.21
USM's Current Ratio is ranked higher than
85% of the 452 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.09 vs. USM: 2.21 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Current Ratio only.
USM' s Current Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.45  Med: 1.07 Max: 2.6
Current: 2.21
0.45
2.6
Quick Ratio 2.00
USM's Quick Ratio is ranked higher than
86% of the 452 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.03 vs. USM: 2.00 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Quick Ratio only.
USM' s Quick Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.36  Med: 1 Max: 2.36
Current: 2
0.36
2.36
Days Inventory 29.88
USM's Days Inventory is ranked lower than
75% of the 344 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 16.03 vs. USM: 29.88 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Inventory only.
USM' s Days Inventory Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 25.38  Med: 29.7 Max: 46.97
Current: 29.88
25.38
46.97
Days Sales Outstanding 63.64
USM's Days Sales Outstanding is ranked lower than
64% of the 340 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 45.51 vs. USM: 63.64 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Sales Outstanding only.
USM' s Days Sales Outstanding Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 31.25  Med: 38.19 Max: 63.64
Current: 63.64
31.25
63.64
Days Payable 50.75
USM's Days Payable is ranked lower than
68% of the 302 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 65.44 vs. USM: 50.75 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Payable only.
USM' s Days Payable Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 50.75  Med: 61.51 Max: 84
Current: 50.75
50.75
84

Buy Back

vs
industry
vs
history
3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio -0.30
USM's 3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio is ranked higher than
68% of the 274 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: -1.70 vs. USM: -0.30 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful 3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio only.
USM' s 3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -37.3  Med: -0.4 Max: 1.3
Current: -0.3
-37.3
1.3

Valuation & Return

vs
industry
vs
history
Price-to-Tangible-Book 2.75
USM's Price-to-Tangible-Book is ranked higher than
59% of the 311 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 2.94 vs. USM: 2.75 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price-to-Tangible-Book only.
USM' s Price-to-Tangible-Book Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1.51  Med: 4.49 Max: 102.93
Current: 2.75
1.51
102.93
Price-to-Intrinsic-Value-Projected-FCF 1.90
USM's Price-to-Intrinsic-Value-Projected-FCF is ranked lower than
61% of the 242 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.48 vs. USM: 1.90 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price-to-Intrinsic-Value-Projected-FCF only.
USM' s Price-to-Intrinsic-Value-Projected-FCF Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.56  Med: 1.74 Max: 266.38
Current: 1.9
0.56
266.38
Price-to-Median-PS-Value 0.91
USM's Price-to-Median-PS-Value is ranked higher than
59% of the 420 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.03 vs. USM: 0.91 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price-to-Median-PS-Value only.
USM' s Price-to-Median-PS-Value Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.78  Med: 2.18 Max: 45.18
Current: 0.91
0.78
45.18
Price-to-Graham-Number 2.77
USM's Price-to-Graham-Number is ranked lower than
57% of the 204 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.93 vs. USM: 2.77 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price-to-Graham-Number only.
USM' s Price-to-Graham-Number Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1.12  Med: 2.42 Max: 22.24
Current: 2.77
1.12
22.24
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) % 5.00
USM's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) % is ranked higher than
59% of the 462 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 4.20 vs. USM: 5.00 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) % only.
USM' s Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -0.1  Med: 6.8 Max: 15.9
Current: 5
-0.1
15.9
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) % -7.99
USM's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) % is ranked lower than
82% of the 258 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 7.26 vs. USM: -7.99 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) % only.
USM' s Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -8  Med: 5.6 Max: 23.6
Current: -7.99
-8
23.6

More Statistics

Revenue (TTM) (Mil) $3,900.00
EPS (TTM) $ 0.58
Beta1.28
Short Percentage of Float2.09%
52-Week Range $33.30 - 46.01
Shares Outstanding (Mil)85.11

Analyst Estimate

Dec17 Dec18 Dec19 Dec20
Revenue (Mil $) 3,809 3,869 3,925 3,987
EPS ($) 0.15 0.26 0.50 0.65
EPS without NRI ($) 0.15 0.26 0.50 0.65
EPS Growth Rate
(Future 3Y To 5Y Estimate)
17.23%
Dividends per Share ($)

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