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

By Nick Russo

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.

Frontier Communications ranks highest with a a debt to EBITDA ratio of 7.8. Following is Windstream with a a debt to EBITDA ratio of 6.1. Consolidated Communications ranks third highest with a a debt to EBITDA ratio of 5.5.

General Communication follows with a a debt to EBITDA ratio of 4.9, and AT&T rounds out the top five with a a debt to EBITDA ratio of 4.0.

SmarTrend recommended that its subscribers protect gains by selling shares of Frontier Communications on May 19th, 2016 by issuing a Downtrend alert when the shares were trading at $4.96. Since that call, shares of Frontier Communications have fallen 20.8%. We are now looking for when a new Uptrend will commence and will alert SmarTrend subscribers in real time.

Keywords: highest debt to ebitda ratio Frontier Communications Windstream consolidated communications general communication AT&T

Ticker(s): FTR WIN CNSL GNCMA T