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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

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industry
vs
history
Equity-to-Asset 0.05
WIN's Equity-to-Asset is ranked lower than
90% of the 443 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 0.40 vs. WIN: 0.05 )
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: 0.05
0
0.71
Debt-to-Equity 16.66
WIN's Debt-to-Equity is ranked lower than
99% of the 348 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 0.76 vs. WIN: 16.66 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Debt-to-Equity only.
WIN' s Debt-to-Equity Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -144.83  Med: 10.87 Max: 247.7
Current: 16.66
-144.83
247.7
Interest Coverage 0.42
WIN's Interest Coverage is ranked lower than
96% of the 363 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 7.45 vs. WIN: 0.42 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Interest Coverage only.
WIN' s Interest Coverage Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.42  Med: 1.67 Max: 2.7
Current: 0.42
0.42
2.7
Piotroski F-Score: 3
Altman Z-Score: 0.44
Beneish M-Score: -2.84
WACC vs ROIC
5.60%
2.12%
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 : 6/10

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industry
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history
Operating Margin % 6.46
WIN's Operating Margin % is ranked higher than
51% of the 450 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 7.22 vs. WIN: 6.46 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Operating Margin % only.
WIN' s Operating Margin % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 6.46  Med: 19.68 Max: 35.71
Current: 6.46
6.46
35.71
Net Margin % -6.03
WIN's Net Margin % is ranked lower than
76% of the 453 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 3.55 vs. WIN: -6.03 )
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: -6.03
-7.12
28.13
ROE % -79.68
WIN's ROE % is ranked lower than
94% of the 432 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 6.43 vs. WIN: -79.68 )
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: -79.68
-162.05
156.82
ROA % -2.72
WIN's ROA % is ranked lower than
74% of the 462 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 2.40 vs. WIN: -2.72 )
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: -2.72
-3.16
11.27
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) % 6.00
WIN's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) % is ranked lower than
62% of the 455 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 14.01 vs. WIN: 6.00 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROC (Joel Greenblatt) % only.
WIN' s ROC (Joel Greenblatt) % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 6  Med: 16.38 Max: 40.43
Current: 6
6
40.43
3-Year Revenue Growth Rate -2.00
WIN's 3-Year Revenue Growth Rate is ranked lower than
65% of the 401 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 2.00 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 348 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.20 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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Guru Trades

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%)
Jeremy Grantham 900,000 sh (unchged)
Pioneer Investments 23,420 sh (unchged)
Paul Tudor Jones 41,049 sh (-38.25%)
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Q1 2017

WIN Guru Trades in Q1 2017

Mario Gabelli 861,377 sh (New)
Chuck Royce 2,187,856 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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Q2 2017

WIN Guru Trades in Q2 2017

Pioneer Investments 23,420 sh (unchged)
Paul Tudor Jones Sold Out
Jim Simons 10,819,536 sh (-0.32%)
Chuck Royce 1,913,618 sh (-12.53%)
Mario Gabelli 645,416 sh (-25.07%)
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Insider Trades

Latest Guru Trades with WIN

(List those with share number changes of more than 20%, or impact to portfolio more than 0.1%)

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Mario Gabelli 2017-06-30 Reduce -25.07%0.01%$3.88 - $5.71 $ 1.97-59%645,416
Mario Gabelli 2017-03-31 New Buy0.03%$5.27 - $8.26 $ 1.97-72%861,377
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Business Description

Industry: Communication Services » Telecom Services    NAICS: 517110    SIC: 4813
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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 Holdings Inc 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.

Top Ranked Articles about Windstream Holdings Inc

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Windstream CEO Tony Thomas to speak at Goldman Sachs conference
Windstream Advances Position in Vertical Systems Group’s U.S. Ethernet Market Ranking for Third Year in a Row
Major building supply company selects Windstream’s integrated SD-WAN and UCaaS solution to increase productivity and fuel continued expansion
Windstream’s enhanced ‘Cloud Connect’ solution offers highly secure, performance-optimized access to public & private cloud providers
Windstream CFO Bob Gunderman to speak at Bank of America Merrill Lynch conference
Multi-state urgent care provider selects Windstream SD-WAN to simplify its network and drive expansion
Windstream announces inducement grants under NASDAQ listing rule 5635(c)(4)
When Is a Dividend Cut Right for Shareholders? Management may have a good logical point in this decision
In early August, Windstream CEO Tony Thomas said: "Our equity is undervalued especially given our improved strategic direction with enhanced product capabilities, management talent additions and anticipated acquisition synergies of $180 million. The elimination of the dividend along with the $90 million buyback program and delevering that will also occur will create value for all our stakeholders. This is the right path for our company." Read more...

Ratios

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industry
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history
PB Ratio 0.58
WIN's PB Ratio is ranked higher than
80% of the 415 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 2.25 vs. WIN: 0.58 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PB Ratio only.
WIN' s PB Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.58  Med: 2.42 Max: 13.77
Current: 0.58
0.58
13.77
PS Ratio 0.04
WIN's PS Ratio is ranked higher than
99% of the 437 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.49 vs. WIN: 0.04 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PS Ratio only.
WIN' s PS Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.04  Med: 0.28 Max: 0.6
Current: 0.04
0.04
0.6
Price-to-Operating-Cash-Flow 0.27
WIN's Price-to-Operating-Cash-Flow is ranked higher than
100% of the 288 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 7.48 vs. WIN: 0.27 )
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: 0.26  Med: 0.95 Max: 2.01
Current: 0.27
0.26
2.01
EV-to-EBIT 33.58
WIN's EV-to-EBIT is ranked lower than
71% of the 342 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 16.53 vs. WIN: 33.58 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EV-to-EBIT only.
WIN' s EV-to-EBIT Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 3.8  Med: 10.95 Max: 35.1
Current: 33.58
3.8
35.1
EV-to-EBITDA 6.47
WIN's EV-to-EBITDA is ranked higher than
70% of the 378 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 8.55 vs. WIN: 6.47 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EV-to-EBITDA only.
WIN' s EV-to-EBITDA Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 2.9  Med: 4.9 Max: 6.8
Current: 6.47
2.9
6.8
EV-to-Revenue 1.97
WIN's EV-to-Revenue is ranked higher than
50% of the 451 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 2.06 vs. WIN: 1.97 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EV-to-Revenue only.
WIN' s EV-to-Revenue Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1.6  Med: 2 Max: 2.5
Current: 1.97
1.6
2.5
Shiller PE Ratio 0.71
WIN's Shiller PE Ratio is ranked higher than
97% of the 120 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 18.24 vs. WIN: 0.71 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Shiller PE Ratio only.
WIN' s Shiller PE Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.71  Med: 2.23 Max: 3.56
Current: 0.71
0.71
3.56
Current Ratio 0.75
WIN's Current Ratio is ranked lower than
71% of the 452 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.09 vs. WIN: 0.75 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Current Ratio only.
WIN' s Current Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.44  Med: 0.83 Max: 2.05
Current: 0.75
0.44
2.05
Quick Ratio 0.68
WIN's Quick Ratio is ranked lower than
71% of the 452 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.03 vs. WIN: 0.68 )
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: 0.68
0.41
2.02
Days Inventory 10.33
WIN's Days Inventory is ranked higher than
66% of the 344 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 16.03 vs. WIN: 10.33 )
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: 10.33
8.18
13.11
Days Sales Outstanding 43.69
WIN's Days Sales Outstanding is ranked higher than
53% of the 340 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 45.51 vs. WIN: 43.69 )
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: 43.69
35.53
56.07
Days Payable 43.33
WIN's Days Payable is ranked lower than
66% of the 302 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 65.44 vs. WIN: 43.33 )
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: 43.33
39.26
60.15

Dividend & Buy Back

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industry
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history
Dividend Yield % 22.97
WIN's Dividend Yield % is ranked higher than
98% of the 772 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 3.96 vs. WIN: 22.97 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Dividend Yield % only.
WIN' s Dividend Yield % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 5.97  Med: 33.94 Max: 152.78
Current: 22.97
5.97
152.78
3-Year Dividend Growth Rate -53.60
WIN's 3-Year Dividend Growth Rate is ranked lower than
82% of the 198 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 4.40 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: -9 Max: 0
Current: -53.6
Forward Dividend Yield % 31.09
WIN's Forward Dividend Yield % is ranked higher than
99% of the 716 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 3.99 vs. WIN: 31.09 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward Dividend Yield % only.
N/A
5-Year Yield-on-Cost % 3.89
WIN's 5-Year Yield-on-Cost % is ranked lower than
89% of the 872 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 4.22 vs. WIN: 3.89 )
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: 1  Med: 5.68 Max: 25.49
Current: 3.89
1
25.49
3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio 1.00
WIN's 3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio is ranked higher than
84% of the 274 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: -1.70 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
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history
Price-to-Intrinsic-Value-Projected-FCF 0.10
WIN's Price-to-Intrinsic-Value-Projected-FCF is ranked higher than
99% of the 242 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.48 vs. WIN: 0.10 )
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: 0.09  Med: 0.18 Max: 0.25
Current: 0.1
0.09
0.25
Price-to-Median-PS-Value 0.15
WIN's Price-to-Median-PS-Value is ranked higher than
97% of the 420 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.03 vs. WIN: 0.15 )
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: 0.14  Med: 0.86 Max: 2.09
Current: 0.15
0.14
2.09
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) % 2.98
WIN's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) % is ranked lower than
52% of the 462 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 4.20 vs. WIN: 2.98 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) % only.
WIN' s Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 2.9  Med: 9.1 Max: 26.3
Current: 2.98
2.9
26.3
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) % 156.62
WIN's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) % is ranked higher than
98% of the 258 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 7.26 vs. WIN: 156.62 )
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: 29.8  Med: 57.4 Max: 156.62
Current: 156.62
29.8
156.62

More Statistics

Revenue (TTM) (Mil) $5,511.30
EPS (TTM) $ -2.90
Beta-0.41
Short Percentage of Float21.82%
52-Week Range $1.87 - 10.46
Shares Outstanding (Mil)190.83

Analyst Estimate

Dec17 Dec18 Dec19 Dec20
Revenue (Mil $) 5,913 5,914 5,741 6,033
EPS ($) -1.29 -1.38 -1.34 -0.70
EPS without NRI ($) -1.29 -1.38 -1.34 -0.70
EPS Growth Rate
(Future 3Y To 5Y Estimate)
N/A
Dividends per Share ($) 0.30

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