How Has Frontier Communications’ Dividend Yield Shaped Up?
Frontier’s (FTR) dividend yield was ~20.1% as of March 23, 2017. Dividend yields for CenturyLink (CTL) and Windstream (WIN) were ~9.5% and ~11.0%, respectively.
As of March 23, 2017, Frontier’s (FTR) forward EV-to-EBITDA metric was ~5.5x, which was higher than Windstream’s (WIN) at ~5.4x.
In 4Q16, Frontier’s (FTR) customer losses continued as it shed 91,000 broadband customers and 84,000 video subscribers.
Frontier (FTR) views video services as a future growth driver. It expects the Verizon (VZ) CTF transaction to boost its video service proposition.
As of March 23, 2017, about 53.0% of the 15 analysts covering Frontier are recommending a “hold” for the stock. About 34.0% are recommending a “buy.”
In 4Q16, Frontier reported adjusted free cash flow of $316.0 million, which compares to $243.0 million in the previous year.
Frontier has a revenue mix that positions it to better take advantage of growing market segments while lowering exposure to lagging market segments.
As of March 23, 2017, Frontier’s forward EV-to-EBITDA metric was ~5.5x, which was higher than Windstream’s at ~5.4x.
Frontier (FTR) has admitted that its integration of Verizon’s (VZ) CTF (California, Texas, Florida) wireline assets has been going more slowly than expected.
In 4Q16, Frontier reported a setback in revenue, customer base, and operating income. It said the integration of Verizon has been more difficult than expected.
Frontier’s adjusted EBITDA was approximately $966.0 million in 4Q16, below the company’s $1.0 billion guidance.
Frontier Communications (FTR) expects synergy realization to come from the integration of the wireline businesses of AT&T (T) and Verizon (VZ).
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