Category Archives: FTR

Has Frontier Communications Turned The Corner?


The key for Frontier Communications (FTR) turning the corner is to show improvements in revenue trends which ripple through the financials affecting free cash flow and by default the safety of the dividend.  Let’s face it investors in Frontier are … Continue reading

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Do Frontier Communications’ Pension Obligations Pose A Threat To The Dividend?


Past comments on various Frontier Communications (FTR) articles have expressed concern the funding gap in the retirement and pension funds would start eating into cash required for capital expenditures, debt reduction and the biggest worry, dividends, especially if the unfunded … Continue reading

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Frontier Communications – Is The Worst Over Or Is There More To Come?


Frontier Communications (FTR) has been a terrible investment over the last few years. The following chart highlights the misery for a company that has cut the dividend 60% (from $1.00 to $0.40) over the years due to a persistent revenue … Continue reading

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Is Frontier Communications’ Dividend Safe?


INTRODUCTION In our last article we said Frontier Communications’ (FTR) major challenge is to stop the continuous bleed in revenue.  Frontier Communications released their 2013 second quarter results on August 7. The good news was EPS and revenue was in … Continue reading

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Frontier Communications Has A Serious Revenue Problem


INTRODUCTION In our last article we said Frontier Communications’ (FTR) major challenge is to stop the continuous bleed in revenue.  Frontier Communications released their 2013 first quarter results on May 6.  Based on the revenue challenge ahead of them this … Continue reading

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Is Now The Time To Buy Into CenturyLink’s Generous Yield?


INTRODUCTION: CenturyLink (CTL) surprised the market on February 13 by reducing the quarterly dividend to 54 cents from 72.5 cents per share.  Why? Cash taxes are expected to increase substantially starting in 2015.  The problem is not unique to CTL.  … Continue reading

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How Long Until Frontier Communications Revisits The Dividend Policy?


INTRODUCTION: In our last article we concluded the near-term dividend is easily sustainable given the cushion between FCF (free cash flow) and the dividend payout and early signs gleaned from customer revenue metrics were encouraging.  Frontier Communications (FTR) major challenge … Continue reading

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Frontier Communications Changes Its Focus


INTRODUCTION: We have been writing about Frontier Communications (FTR) on SA since late February 2011 when the stock was at $6.93 (adjusted for dividends). The stock closed at $4.81, down 31% at the time of this writing. The current attraction … Continue reading

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Frontier Communications’ Dividend: How Safe Is Safe?


We noted in our last article that Frontier Communication’s (FTR) dividend was safe through 2013 but predicated this on the following: FTR follows through with the following statement in the 8-K: “We plan to have ample cash to pay down … Continue reading

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Windstream: Is The Dividend At Risk?


Windstream Corporation (WIN) announced second-quarter results on Thursday, August 9. Revenue and earnings estimates were in line but the question on most investors mind is the high dividend yield safe or a red flag?  The stock closed at $9.30 down … Continue reading

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