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CenturyLink’s Stock Performance in 2019

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Shareholder returns and stock trends

On March 26, CenturyLink (CTL) stock’s closing price was $12.30 per share. The stock is trading 6.8% above its 52-week low of $11.52 per share and 49.2% below its 52-week high of $24.20 per share.

CenturyLink’s stock price has fallen 18.8% year-to-date. The stock has generated a return of -5.2% in the trailing one-month period and -24.1% in the trailing 12-month period. Charter Communications (CHTR) and Comcast (CMCSA) have seen their stock prices rise 14.1% and 18.2%, respectively, in the trailing 12-month period. Frontier Communications’ (FTR) stock price fell 68.6% in the trailing 12-month period.

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Forward EV-to-EBITDA multiple

As of March 26, CenturyLink has estimated EV-to-EBITDA multiples of 5.43x and 5.46x, respectively, for fiscal 2019 and fiscal 2020. The forward EV-to-EBITDA multiples for Charter Communications, Comcast, and Frontier Communications are 9.60x, 8.43x, and 4.98x, respectively, in fiscal 2019.

CenturyLink’s scale

As of March 26, CenturyLink had a market capitalization of $13.3 billion. Frontier Communications, Comcast, and Charter Communications have market capitalizations of $0.2 billion, $179.4 billion, and $80.1 billion, respectively.

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