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tickrz rank
B
CenturyLink Inc (CTL)
Technology | Telecom Services - Domestic
CEO: Glen F. Post
Employees: 43000
centurylink.com
FACTOR RANKINGSFACTOR SCREENER 
Pure Value Rank47Dividend Rank294
Moat Rank377Financial Strength Rank410
Growth Rank363Momentum Rank407
DIVIDEND ANALYSIS
Dividend Yield8.71%
Payout Ratio212.12%
3 yr Dividend Growth0%
VALUATION RATIOS
P/E Ratio24.29x
P/B Ratio1.01x
P/S Ratio0.78x
EV/EBITDA Ratio5.41x
FINANCIAL STRENGTH
Piotroski F-Score6
Debt-to-Equity148%
Interest Coverage1.73x
MOAT
ROE4.05%
ROIC4.08%
Net Margin3.58%
GROWTH
5 yr EPS Growth1.63%
5 yr SPS Growth2.62%
5 yr BPS Growth-6.15%
CenturyLink Inc achieves a strong Pure Value rank with its low valuation multiples
 tickrz summary
CenturyLink Inc receives a B ranking in our proprietary ranking system that combines valuation, moat, operational performance, and financial strength. View the Top 50 tickrz ranked stocks here.
 value
 pure value ranking Warren Buffett ranking
Valuation is the most heavily weighted component in our tickrz ranking methodology. Numerous academic and practitioner studies have found that a value approach outperforms the market over the long-run. CenturyLink Inc's valuation score is comprised of a P/E ratio of 24.3x, a P/B ratio of 1x, a P/S ratio of 0.8x, and an EV/EBITDA ratio of 5.4x. CenturyLink Inc ranks 47 out of the S&P 500 constituents on valuation--a relatively strong score.CenturyLink Inc ranks 142 out of the S&P 500 constituents in our multi-factor Warren Buffett ranking methodology. This is a strong score, meaning it ranks highly on valuation, moat, volatility, and financial strength factors. If you're looking for undervalued stocks with high moats and strong competitive advantages, CenturyLink Inc warrants further investigation.

 quality
 moat financial strength
To calculate a company's Moat Score, we look at its historical earnings growth, historical average return on equity, the volatility of its earnings stream, and also factor in the strength of its balance sheet. Our approach concludes the company's business moat is weak. Its position within the Technology sector appears to be weak. Either the dynamics of its sector place it in a difficult position or management's executition is to blame for its disappointing performance.CenturyLink Inc has a Piotroski F Score of 6 out of 9. The F Score examines changes in profitability, leverage, liquidity, and operating efficiency. Interest coverage of 1.73x, a debt/equity ratio of 148% and a Moat Rank of 377 translate to a weak Financial Strength score.


 momentum
Investment research has shown that stocks with strong performance over the last 6 to 12 months tend to perform better in the medium term than stocks with poor performance over the same period. In fact, the momentum factor is one of the strongest of all the investment factors.The company has seen its stock fall by -2.85% over the last 12 months. This performance is weak compared to other stocks in the S&P 500, earning it a rank of 407. Based on its 12 month stock performance, CenturyLink Inc will not appeal to momentum investors.

 yield
 value + yield
Shares currently yield 8.71%. Our dividend ranking approach looks at a company's dividend growth rate, payout ratio, business moat, and valuation. Based on our methodology, CenturyLink Inc ranks 294 among the S&P 500 constituents. Investors looking for undervalued dividend stocks will probably want to look elsewhere.

 growth
A company's growth metrics are less important than its valuation, moat, and financial strength. However, a check on growth can be a good way to avoid companies in secular decline. The company's growth in sales, earnings, and book value places it among the bottom third of S&P500 companies. Its 1.6% 5 year annualized EPS growth, 2.6% 5 year annualized sales-per-share growth, and 5 year annualized book value-per-share growth of -6.2% speak to its relatively poor ranking.

CenturyLink Inc (CTL)
Technology | Telecom Services - Domestic
CEO: Glen F. Post
Employees: 43000
centurylink.com


tickrz rank
B

VALUATION RATIOS
P/E Ratio24.29x
P/B Ratio1.01x
P/S Ratio0.78x
EV/EBITDA Ratio5.41x
DIVIDEND ANALYSIS
Dividend Yield8.71%
Payout Ratio212.12%
3 yr Dividend Growth0%
FINANCIAL STRENGTH
Piotroski F-Score6
Debt-to-Equity148%
Interest Coverage1.73x
MOAT
ROE4.05%
ROIC4.08%
Net Margin3.58%
GROWTH
5 yr EPS Growth1.63%
5 yr SPS Growth2.62%
5 yr BPS Growth-6.15%

TICKRZ RANK
CenturyLink Inc receives a B ranking in our proprietary ranking system that combines valuation, moat, operational performance, and financial strength. View the Top 50 tickrz ranked stocks here.

PURE VALUE
Valuation is the most heavily weighted component in our tickrz ranking methodology. Numerous academic and practitioner studies have found that a value approach outperforms the market over the long-run. CenturyLink Inc's valuation score is comprised of a P/E ratio of 24.3x, a P/B ratio of 1x, a P/S ratio of 0.8x, and an EV/EBITDA ratio of 5.4x. CenturyLink Inc ranks 47 out of the S&P 500 constituents on valuation--a relatively strong score.

WARREN BUFFETT RANKING
CenturyLink Inc ranks 142 out of the S&P 500 constituents in our multi-factor Warren Buffett ranking methodology. This is a strong score, meaning it ranks highly on valuation, moat, volatility, and financial strength factors. If you're looking for undervalued stocks with high moats and strong competitive advantages, CenturyLink Inc warrants further investigation.

MOAT
To calculate a company's Moat Score, we look at its historical earnings growth, historical average return on equity, the volatility of its earnings stream, and also factor in the strength of its balance sheet. Our approach concludes the company's business moat is weak. Its position within the Technology sector appears to be weak. Either the dynamics of its sector place it in a difficult position or management's executition is to blame for its disappointing performance.

FINANCIAL STRENGTH
CenturyLink Inc has a Piotroski F Score of 6 out of 9. The F Score examines changes in profitability, leverage, liquidity, and operating efficiency. Interest coverage of 1.73x, a debt/equity ratio of 148% and a Moat Rank of 377 translate to a weak Financial Strength score.

MOMENTUM
Investment research has shown that stocks with strong performance over the last 6 to 12 months tend to perform better in the medium term than stocks with poor performance over the same period. In fact, the momentum factor is one of the strongest of all the investment factors.The company has seen its stock fall by -2.85% over the last 12 months. This performance is weak compared to other stocks in the S&P 500, earning it a rank of 407. Based on its 12 month stock performance, CenturyLink Inc will not appeal to momentum investors.

VALUE + YIELD
Shares currently yield 8.71%. Our dividend ranking approach looks at a company's dividend growth rate, payout ratio, business moat, and valuation. Based on our methodology, CenturyLink Inc ranks 294 among the S&P 500 constituents. Investors looking for undervalued dividend stocks will probably want to look elsewhere.

GROWTH
A company's growth metrics are less important than its valuation, moat, and financial strength. However, a check on growth can be a good way to avoid companies in secular decline. The company's growth in sales, earnings, and book value places it among the bottom third of S&P500 companies. Its 1.6% 5 year annualized EPS growth, 2.6% 5 year annualized sales-per-share growth, and 5 year annualized book value-per-share growth of -6.2% speak to its relatively poor ranking.