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Highest Debt to EBITDA Ratio in the Integrated Telecommunication Services Industry Detected in Shares of SBA Communications (SBAC, FTR, WIN, CNSL, GNCMA)

By David Diaz

Below are the three companies in the Integrated Telecommunication Services industry with the highest debt to EBITDA ratios. This ratio indicates how many years of EBITDA would be necessary in order to pay back all the debt (assuming Debt and EBITDA are constant). Typically, this ratio is considered to be alarming when it is greater than 3.0 but this can vary and should be looked at within the context of the industry.

SBA Communications ranks highest with a a debt to EBITDA ratio of 8.6. Frontier Communications is next with a a debt to EBITDA ratio of 6.1. Windstream ranks third highest with a a debt to EBITDA ratio of 5.4.

Consolidated Communications follows with a a debt to EBITDA ratio of 5.3, and General Communication rounds out the top five with a a debt to EBITDA ratio of 5.1.

SmarTrend recommended that subscribers consider buying shares of General Communication on March 17th, 2017 as our technology indicated a new Uptrend was in progress when shares hit $20.16. Since that recommendation, shares of General Communication have risen 89.5%. We continue to monitor General Communication for any potential shift so investors can protect gains and will alert SmarTrend subscribers immediately.

Keywords: highest debt to ebitda ratio SBA Communications Frontier Communications Windstream consolidated communications general communication

Ticker(s): SBAC FTR WIN CNSL GNCMA