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Frontier Communications Corp Valuation – February 2017 $FTR



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Benjamin Graham taught that Intelligent Investors must do a thorough fundamental analysis of investment opportunities to determine their intrinsic value and inherent risk.  This is best done by utilizing a systematic approach to analysis that will provide investors with a sense of how a specific company compares to another company or by reviewing the 10 Stocks for Using A Benjamin Graham Value Investing Strategy – February 2017.  By using the ModernGraham method one can review a company’s historical accomplishments and determine an intrinsic value that can be compared across industries.  What follows is a stock analysis showing a specific look at how Frontier Communications Corp (FTR) fares in the ModernGraham valuation model.

Company Profile (obtained from Google Finance): Frontier Communications Corporation (Frontier) offers a range of voice, data, and video services and products. The Company offers a portfolio of communications services for residential and business customers in each of its markets. The Company’s product portfolio includes Internet access, broadband-enabled services, video services and voice services. It offers these services both on a standalone basis and as bundled packages that are designed to simplify customer purchasing decisions. Frontier provides both regulated and unregulated voice, data and video services to residential, business and wholesale customers. It provides data and Internet services; local and long distance wireline voice services to residential and business customers in its service areas; network access to interexchange carriers for origination and termination of long distance voice and data traffic; sales of its own and third-party video services, and sales of customer premise equipment.

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Most Recent Balance Sheet Figures

Balance Sheet Information 9/1/2016
Total Current Assets $1,644,000,000
Total Current Liabilities $2,406,000,000
Long-Term Debt $17,434,000,000
Total Assets $29,045,000,000
Intangible Assets $12,379,000,000
Total Liabilities $24,288,000,000
Shares Outstanding (Diluted Average) 1,164,172,000

Earnings Per Share History

EPS History
Next Fiscal Year Estimate -$0.52
Dec2015 -$0.29
Dec2014 $0.13
Dec2013 $0.11
Dec2012 $0.13
Dec2011 $0.15
Dec2010 $0.23
Dec2009 $0.38
Dec2008 $0.57
Dec2007 $0.65
Dec2006 $1.06
Dec2005 $0.60
Dec2004 $0.23
Dec2003 $0.64
Dec2002 -$2.43
Dec2001 -$0.38
Dec2000 -$0.11
Dec1999 $0.55
Dec1998 $0.22
Dec1997 $0.04
Dec1996 $0.71

Earnings Per Share – ModernGraham History

EPSmg History
Next Fiscal Year Estimate -$0.20
Dec2015 -$0.01
Dec2014 $0.13
Dec2013 $0.16
Dec2012 $0.22
Dec2011 $0.31
Dec2010 $0.45
Dec2009 $0.59
Dec2008 $0.67
Dec2007 $0.69
Dec2006 $0.48
Dec2005 $0.04
Dec2004 -$0.30
Dec2003 -$0.49
Dec2002 -$0.85
Dec2001 -$0.01
Dec2000 $0.21

Recommended Reading:

Other ModernGraham posts about the company

Frontier Communications Corp Valuation – November 2015 Update $FTR
Frontier Communications Corp Annual Valuation – 2014 $FTR

Other ModernGraham posts about related companies

Windstream Holdings Inc Valuation – August 2016 $WIN
Verizon Communications Inc Valuation – July 2016 $VZ
AT&T Inc Valuation – July 2016 $T
Harris Corporation Valuation – February 2016 $HRS
CenturyLink Inc Valuation – February 2016 $CTL
Frontier Communications Corp Valuation – November 2015 Update $FTR
Harris Corporation Analysis – September 2015 Update $HRS
Arris Group Inc. Analysis – Initial Coverage $ARRS
Level 3 Communications Inc. Analysis – Initial Coverage $LVLT
Windstream Holdings Analysis – 2015 Update $WIN

Disclaimer:

The author did not hold a position in any company mentioned in this article at the time of publication and had no intention of changing that position within the next 72 hours.  See my current holdings here.  This article is not investment advice; any reader should speak to a registered investment adviser prior to making any investment decisions.  ModernGraham is not affiliated with the company in any manner.  Please be sure to review our detailed disclaimer.

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