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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 : 3/10

vs
industry
vs
history
Cash-to-Debt 0.01
WIN's Cash-to-Debt is ranked lower than
98% of the 454 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 0.44 vs. WIN: 0.01 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Cash-to-Debt only.
WIN' s Cash-to-Debt Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0  Med: 0.01 Max: N/A
Current: 0.01
Equity-to-Asset 0.06
WIN's Equity-to-Asset is ranked lower than
93% of the 453 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 0.41 vs. WIN: 0.06 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Equity-to-Asset only.
WIN' s Equity-to-Asset Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0  Med: 0.06 Max: 0.71
Current: 0.06
0
0.71
Interest Coverage 0.47
WIN's Interest Coverage is ranked lower than
94% of the 370 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 7.30 vs. WIN: 0.47 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Interest Coverage only.
WIN' s Interest Coverage Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.47  Med: 1.67 Max: 2.7
Current: 0.47
0.47
2.7
Piotroski F-Score: 2
Altman Z-Score: 0.48
Beneish M-Score: -2.87
WACC vs ROIC
5.28%
1.26%
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 : 5/10

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industry
vs
history
Operating Margin % 7.50
WIN's Operating Margin % is ranked higher than
56% of the 453 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 7.70 vs. WIN: 7.50 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Operating Margin % only.
WIN' s Operating Margin % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 7.5  Med: 19.68 Max: 35.71
Current: 7.5
7.5
35.71
Net Margin % -4.89
WIN's Net Margin % is ranked lower than
78% of the 455 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 3.68 vs. WIN: -4.89 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Net Margin % only.
WIN' s Net Margin % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -7.12  Med: 3.99 Max: 28.13
Current: -4.89
-7.12
28.13
ROE % -73.30
WIN's ROE % is ranked lower than
97% of the 437 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 6.20 vs. WIN: -73.30 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROE % only.
WIN' s ROE % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -162.05  Med: 19.47 Max: 156.82
Current: -73.3
-162.05
156.82
ROA % -2.16
WIN's ROA % is ranked lower than
77% of the 462 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 2.38 vs. WIN: -2.16 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROA % only.
WIN' s ROA % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -3.16  Med: 1.54 Max: 11.27
Current: -2.16
-3.16
11.27
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) % 7.97
WIN's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) % is ranked lower than
64% of the 458 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 14.31 vs. WIN: 7.97 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROC (Joel Greenblatt) % only.
WIN' s ROC (Joel Greenblatt) % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 6.38  Med: 16.38 Max: 40.43
Current: 7.97
6.38
40.43
3-Year Revenue Growth Rate -2.00
WIN's 3-Year Revenue Growth Rate is ranked lower than
65% of the 399 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 2.40 vs. WIN: -2.00 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful 3-Year Revenue Growth Rate only.
WIN' s 3-Year Revenue Growth Rate Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0  Med: 2.35 Max: 85.3
Current: -2
0
85.3
3-Year EBITDA Growth Rate -10.20
WIN's 3-Year EBITDA Growth Rate is ranked lower than
77% of the 343 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.60 vs. WIN: -10.20 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful 3-Year EBITDA Growth Rate only.
WIN' s 3-Year EBITDA Growth Rate Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0  Med: -0.45 Max: 73.4
Current: -10.2
0
73.4
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Financials (Next Earnings Date: 2017-05-24 Est.)


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Cash & Debt
Operating Cash Flow & Free Cash Flow
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Guru Trades

Q2 2016

WIN Guru Trades in Q2 2016

Jim Simons 2,566,500 sh (+128.48%)
Paul Tudor Jones 55,436 sh (+5.56%)
Jeremy Grantham 900,000 sh (unchged)
Joel Greenblatt Sold Out
Pioneer Investments 92,433 sh (-4.39%)
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Q3 2016

WIN Guru Trades in Q3 2016

Jim Simons 3,709,200 sh (+44.52%)
Paul Tudor Jones 66,473 sh (+19.91%)
Jeremy Grantham 900,000 sh (unchged)
Pioneer Investments 23,420 sh (-74.66%)
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Q4 2016

WIN Guru Trades in Q4 2016

Jim Simons 4,577,600 sh (+23.41%)
Pioneer Investments 23,420 sh (unchged)
Jeremy Grantham 900,000 sh (unchged)
Paul Tudor Jones 41,049 sh (-38.25%)
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Q1 2017

WIN Guru Trades in Q1 2017

Chuck Royce 2,187,856 sh (New)
Mario Gabelli 861,377 sh (New)
Jim Simons 10,854,236 sh (+137.12%)
Pioneer Investments 23,420 sh (unchged)
Paul Tudor Jones 20,115 sh (-51.00%)
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Business Description

Industry: Communication Services » Telecom Services    NAICS: 517110    SIC: 4813
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Traded in other countries:B4O1.Germany,
Headquarter Location:USA
Windstream Holdings, Inc. provides telecom services, including telephone and Internet access to individuals and business customers. It mainly operates in Southeast United States and southern Midwest.

Windstream provides telecom services, including telephone and Internet access, to about 1.4 million households and 250,000 business customers. The firm's operations are located primarily in the Southeast United States and southern Midwest, though a string of acquisitions between 2009 and 2011 pushed it into markets across the country. Windstream spun off its telecom infrastructure to shareholders as a real estate investment trust, communications sales and leasing, and sold off its data center assets in 2015.

Ratios

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industry
vs
history
PB Ratio 0.79
WIN's PB Ratio is ranked lower than
63% of the 439 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 2.23 vs. WIN: 0.79 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PB Ratio only.
WIN' s PB Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.39  Med: 2.44 Max: 13.77
Current: 0.79
0.39
13.77
PS Ratio 0.09
WIN's PS Ratio is ranked higher than
99% of the 449 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.47 vs. WIN: 0.09 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PS Ratio only.
WIN' s PS Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.08  Med: 0.28 Max: 0.6
Current: 0.09
0.08
0.6
Price-to-Operating-Cash-Flow 0.48
WIN's Price-to-Operating-Cash-Flow is ranked higher than
98% of the 312 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 7.08 vs. WIN: 0.48 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price-to-Operating-Cash-Flow only.
WIN' s Price-to-Operating-Cash-Flow Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.15  Med: 0.95 Max: 2.01
Current: 0.48
0.15
2.01
EV-to-EBIT 26.59
WIN's EV-to-EBIT is ranked lower than
82% of the 717 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 13.99 vs. WIN: 26.59 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EV-to-EBIT only.
WIN' s EV-to-EBIT Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1.7  Med: 9.4 Max: 33.1
Current: 26.59
1.7
33.1
EV-to-EBITDA 6.55
WIN's EV-to-EBITDA is ranked higher than
59% of the 751 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 7.67 vs. WIN: 6.55 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EV-to-EBITDA only.
WIN' s EV-to-EBITDA Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.9  Med: 4.8 Max: 6.7
Current: 6.55
0.9
6.7
Shiller PE Ratio 1.59
WIN's Shiller PE Ratio is ranked higher than
97% of the 115 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 17.93 vs. WIN: 1.59 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Shiller PE Ratio only.
WIN' s Shiller PE Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.99  Med: 2.38 Max: 3.57
Current: 1.59
0.99
3.57
Current Ratio 0.74
WIN's Current Ratio is ranked lower than
74% of the 440 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.09 vs. WIN: 0.74 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Current Ratio only.
WIN' s Current Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.44  Med: 0.84 Max: 2.05
Current: 0.74
0.44
2.05
Quick Ratio 0.67
WIN's Quick Ratio is ranked lower than
75% of the 440 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.01 vs. WIN: 0.67 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Quick Ratio only.
WIN' s Quick Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.41  Med: 0.78 Max: 2.02
Current: 0.67
0.41
2.02
Days Inventory 10.36
WIN's Days Inventory is ranked higher than
68% of the 345 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 16.41 vs. WIN: 10.36 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Inventory only.
WIN' s Days Inventory Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 8.18  Med: 9.55 Max: 13.11
Current: 10.36
8.18
13.11
Days Sales Outstanding 44.43
WIN's Days Sales Outstanding is ranked higher than
55% of the 347 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 47.59 vs. WIN: 44.43 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Sales Outstanding only.
WIN' s Days Sales Outstanding Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 35.53  Med: 37.75 Max: 56.07
Current: 44.43
35.53
56.07
Days Payable 44.06
WIN's Days Payable is ranked lower than
60% of the 292 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 65.46 vs. WIN: 44.06 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Payable only.
WIN' s Days Payable Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 39.26  Med: 50.24 Max: 60.15
Current: 44.06
39.26
60.15

Dividend & Buy Back

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industry
vs
history
Dividend Yield % 9.77
WIN's Dividend Yield % is ranked higher than
98% of the 749 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 2.80 vs. WIN: 9.77 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Dividend Yield % only.
WIN' s Dividend Yield % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 5.97  Med: 34.42 Max: 109.54
Current: 9.77
5.97
109.54
3-Year Dividend Growth Rate -53.60
WIN's 3-Year Dividend Growth Rate is ranked lower than
81% of the 195 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 5.10 vs. WIN: -53.60 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful 3-Year Dividend Growth Rate only.
WIN' s 3-Year Dividend Growth Rate Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0  Med: -17.35 Max: 0
Current: -53.6
Forward Dividend Yield % 12.55
WIN's Forward Dividend Yield % is ranked higher than
97% of the 720 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 4.10 vs. WIN: 12.55 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward Dividend Yield % only.
N/A
5-Year Yield-on-Cost % 1.61
WIN's 5-Year Yield-on-Cost % is ranked lower than
92% of the 800 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 4.52 vs. WIN: 1.61 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful 5-Year Yield-on-Cost % only.
WIN' s 5-Year Yield-on-Cost % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.76  Med: 4.41 Max: 14.03
Current: 1.61
0.76
14.03
3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio 1.00
WIN's 3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio is ranked higher than
82% of the 271 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: -1.60 vs. WIN: 1.00 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful 3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio only.
WIN' s 3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -89  Med: -2.2 Max: 0
Current: 1
-89
0

Valuation & Return

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industry
vs
history
Price-to-Intrinsic-Value-Projected-FCF 0.14
WIN's Price-to-Intrinsic-Value-Projected-FCF is ranked higher than
97% of the 220 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.43 vs. WIN: 0.14 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price-to-Intrinsic-Value-Projected-FCF only.
WIN' s Price-to-Intrinsic-Value-Projected-FCF Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0  Med: 0.18 Max: 0.24
Current: 0.14
0
0.24
Price-to-Median-PS-Value 0.31
WIN's Price-to-Median-PS-Value is ranked higher than
96% of the 387 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.02 vs. WIN: 0.31 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price-to-Median-PS-Value only.
WIN' s Price-to-Median-PS-Value Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0  Med: 1 Max: 1.91
Current: 0.31
0
1.91
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) % 3.76
WIN's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) % is ranked lower than
72% of the 802 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 6.61 vs. WIN: 3.76 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) % only.
WIN' s Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 3  Med: 10.7 Max: 57.9
Current: 3.76
3
57.9
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) % 73.07
WIN's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) % is ranked higher than
98% of the 248 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 8.32 vs. WIN: 73.07 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) % only.
WIN' s Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 31.6  Med: 57.05 Max: 138
Current: 73.07
31.6
138

More Statistics

Revenue (TTM) (Mil) $5,379
EPS (TTM) $ -2.52
Beta-0.50
Short Percentage of Float19.80%
52-Week Range $4.28 - 10.46
Shares Outstanding (Mil)190.49

Analyst Estimate

Dec17 Dec18 Dec19
Revenue (Mil $) 5,930 5,835 5,721
EPS ($) -1.01 -0.96 -1.08
EPS without NRI ($) -1.01 -0.96 -1.08
EPS Growth Rate
(Future 3Y To 5Y Estimate)
-24.38%
Dividends per Share ($) 0.60 0.60 0.60
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Windstream declares 15-cent quarterly dividend May 03 2017 
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Windstream to acquire Broadview Networks Apr 13 2017 
Windstream Wholesale powers up reseller-specific SD-WAN solution, expands reseller program Apr 11 2017 
Windstream to focus on SD-WAN, partner program direction at Channel Partners Conference & Expo 2017 Apr 11 2017 

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