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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 0.35
USM's Cash-to-Debt is ranked lower than
54% of the 454 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 0.44 vs. USM: 0.35 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Cash-to-Debt only.
USM' s Cash-to-Debt Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0  Med: 0.19 Max: No Debt
Current: 0.35
Equity-to-Asset 0.52
USM's Equity-to-Asset is ranked higher than
67% of the 453 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 0.41 vs. USM: 0.52 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Equity-to-Asset only.
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
Interest Coverage 0.46
USM's Interest Coverage is ranked lower than
99.99% of the 370 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 7.30 vs. USM: 0.46 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Interest Coverage only.
USM' s Interest Coverage Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.36  Med: 3.67 Max: 4.68
Current: 0.46
0.36
4.68
Piotroski F-Score: 5
Altman Z-Score: 1.85
Beneish M-Score: -2.69
WACC vs ROIC
7.73%
0.62%
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 % 1.33
USM's Operating Margin % is ranked lower than
73% of the 453 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 7.70 vs. USM: 1.33 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Operating Margin % only.
USM' s Operating Margin % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -3.67  Med: 4.29 Max: 10.04
Current: 1.33
-3.67
10.04
Net Margin % 1.66
USM's Net Margin % is ranked lower than
62% of the 455 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 3.68 vs. USM: 1.66 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Net Margin % only.
USM' s Net Margin % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -1.1  Med: 3.42 Max: 7.98
Current: 1.66
-1.1
7.98
ROE % 1.79
USM's ROE % is ranked lower than
65% of the 437 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 6.20 vs. USM: 1.79 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROE % only.
USM' s ROE % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -1.28  Med: 3.95 Max: 10.17
Current: 1.79
-1.28
10.17
ROA % 0.92
USM's ROA % is ranked lower than
62% of the 462 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 2.38 vs. USM: 0.92 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROA % only.
USM' s ROA % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -0.67  Med: 2.25 Max: 5.57
Current: 0.92
-0.67
5.57
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) % 8.58
USM's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) % is ranked lower than
62% of the 458 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 14.31 vs. USM: 8.58 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROC (Joel Greenblatt) % only.
USM' s ROC (Joel Greenblatt) % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -0.07  Med: 10.9 Max: 24.13
Current: 8.58
-0.07
24.13
3-Year Revenue Growth Rate 0.10
USM's 3-Year Revenue Growth Rate is ranked lower than
57% of the 399 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 2.40 vs. USM: 0.10 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful 3-Year Revenue Growth Rate only.
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
USM's 3-Year EBITDA Growth Rate is ranked lower than
76% of the 343 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.60 vs. USM: -9.80 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful 3-Year EBITDA Growth Rate only.
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
USM's 3-Year EPS without NRI Growth Rate is ranked lower than
80% of the 289 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: -2.60 vs. USM: -30.20 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful 3-Year EPS without NRI Growth Rate only.
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 $USM.
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Guru Trades

Q2 2016

USM Guru Trades in Q2 2016

Jeremy Grantham 25,755 sh (+86.63%)
Jim Simons 608,500 sh (+4.20%)
Paul Tudor Jones Sold Out
Mario Gabelli 3,019,487 sh (-0.07%)
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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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Business Description

Industry: Communication Services » Telecom Services    NAICS: 517210    SIC: 4812
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Traded in other countries:US7.Germany,
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 23 states & total population of 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

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industry
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history
PE Ratio 52.18
USM's PE Ratio is ranked lower than
86% of the 336 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 19.96 vs. USM: 52.18 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PE Ratio only.
USM' s PE Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 9.57  Med: 27.71 Max: 1995.5
Current: 52.18
9.57
1995.5
Forward PE Ratio 74.63
USM's Forward PE Ratio is ranked lower than
99% of the 372 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 15.38 vs. USM: 74.63 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward PE Ratio only.
N/A
PE Ratio without NRI 52.18
USM's PE Ratio without NRI is ranked lower than
86% of the 322 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 20.32 vs. USM: 52.18 )
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: 27.71 Max: 1995.5
Current: 52.18
9.57
1995.5
PB Ratio 0.96
USM's PB Ratio is ranked higher than
85% of the 439 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 2.23 vs. USM: 0.96 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PB Ratio only.
USM' s PB Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.74  Med: 1.01 Max: 2.84
Current: 0.96
0.74
2.84
PS Ratio 0.88
USM's PS Ratio is ranked higher than
74% of the 449 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.47 vs. USM: 0.88 )
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: 0.88
0.6
2.42
Price-to-Operating-Cash-Flow 8.47
USM's Price-to-Operating-Cash-Flow is ranked higher than
55% of the 312 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 7.08 vs. USM: 8.47 )
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: 6.17 Max: 65.58
Current: 8.47
2.68
65.58
EV-to-EBIT 18.79
USM's EV-to-EBIT is ranked lower than
72% of the 717 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 13.99 vs. USM: 18.79 )
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: 18.79
-2119
181.2
EV-to-EBITDA 5.23
USM's EV-to-EBITDA is ranked higher than
71% of the 751 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 7.67 vs. USM: 5.23 )
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: 5.23
3
8.2
Shiller PE Ratio 23.93
USM's Shiller PE Ratio is ranked lower than
63% of the 115 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 17.93 vs. USM: 23.93 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Shiller PE Ratio only.
USM' s Shiller PE Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 13.75  Med: 23.62 Max: 50.22
Current: 23.93
13.75
50.22
Current Ratio 2.60
USM's Current Ratio is ranked higher than
81% of the 440 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.09 vs. USM: 2.60 )
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: 2.6
0.45
2.6
Quick Ratio 2.36
USM's Quick Ratio is ranked higher than
81% of the 440 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.01 vs. USM: 2.36 )
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: 2.36
0.36
2.36
Days Inventory 30.19
USM's Days Inventory is ranked lower than
72% of the 345 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 16.41 vs. USM: 30.19 )
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: 30.19
25.38
46.97
Days Sales Outstanding 60.57
USM's Days Sales Outstanding is ranked lower than
65% of the 347 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 47.59 vs. USM: 60.57 )
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: 62.45
Current: 60.57
31.25
62.45
Days Payable 42.08
USM's Days Payable is ranked lower than
53% of the 292 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 65.46 vs. USM: 42.08 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Payable only.
USM' s Days Payable Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 42.08  Med: 61.51 Max: 84
Current: 42.08
42.08
84

Buy Back

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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 271 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: -1.60 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

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industry
vs
history
Price-to-Tangible-Book 2.42
USM's Price-to-Tangible-Book is ranked higher than
58% of the 315 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 2.96 vs. USM: 2.42 )
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: 4.56 Max: 102.93
Current: 2.42
1.51
102.93
Price-to-Intrinsic-Value-Projected-FCF 1.91
USM's Price-to-Intrinsic-Value-Projected-FCF is ranked lower than
55% of the 220 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.43 vs. USM: 1.91 )
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: 1.91
0.56
266.38
Price-to-Median-PS-Value 1.00
USM's Price-to-Median-PS-Value is ranked higher than
64% of the 387 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.02 vs. USM: 1.00 )
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: 2.19 Max: 45.18
Current: 1
0.78
45.18
Price-to-Graham-Number 2.37
USM's Price-to-Graham-Number is ranked lower than
66% of the 202 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.80 vs. USM: 2.37 )
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: 2.37
1.12
22.24
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) % 5.30
USM's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) % is ranked lower than
64% of the 802 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 6.61 vs. USM: 5.30 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) % only.
USM' s Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.6  Med: 6.8 Max: 15.9
Current: 5.3
0.6
15.9
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) % -6.76
USM's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) % is ranked lower than
83% of the 248 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 8.32 vs. USM: -6.76 )
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: -7.1  Med: 6.1 Max: 23.6
Current: -6.76
-7.1
23.6

More Statistics

Revenue (TTM) (Mil) $3,917
EPS (TTM) $ 0.76
Beta1.21
Short Percentage of Float2.76%
52-Week Range $33.30 - 46.01
Shares Outstanding (Mil)84.88

Analyst Estimate

Dec17 Dec18 Dec19
Revenue (Mil $) 3,862 3,951 3,922
EPS ($) 0.53 0.55 0.55
EPS without NRI ($) 0.53 0.55 0.55
EPS Growth Rate
(Future 3Y To 5Y Estimate)
21.76%
Dividends per Share ($)
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Eddie Lampert Has His Bags Packed & Sears Is Ready to Go May 26 2011 
United States Cellular Corp Reports Operating Results (10-K) Feb 25 2011 
United States Cellular Corp (USM) Exec. VP and CTO Michael Irizarry sells 5,540 Shares May 12 2010 
United States Cellular Corp (USM) EVP-Finance, CFO & Treasurer Steven T Campbell sells 2,204 Shares May 12 2010 
United States Cellular Corp (USM) President and CEO John E Rooney sells 6,000 Shares Mar 18 2010 

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