Telecommunication Services
RANK COMPANY MARKET VALUE SALES PROFITABILITY INVESTMENT DATA

Ind.

Rank

S&P 500

Rank

 

2/28/05

$ MIL.

Tot. Ret.

1-yr.

Tot. Ret.

3-yr.

12-Mo. 2004

$ Mil.

% Chg.

from 2003

3-yr. Avg.

% Chg.

12-Mo. 2004

$ Mil.

% Chg.

from 2003

3-yr. Avg.

% Chg.

Net Margin

2004

Net Margin

2003

Ret. on

Inv. Cap.

Ret. on

Common Eq.

Recent Share

Price $

12-Mo.

High/Low $

P-E

Ratio

Div.

Yield

EPS

2004

Est.

EPS 2005

Industry Average 34580.0 9.0 51.7 23037.1 1 2.7 1126.3 -29 46.0 4.9 7.0 0.2 8.1 27 29/22 51 3.17 0.52 1.65
1 9 Nextel Communications 32667.3 11.1 489.8 13368.0 24 20.6 3002.0 98 47.2 22.5 14.0 16.6 31.5 29 31/21 11 0.00 2.62 1.79
2 154 Verizon Communications 99599.4 -2.3 -12.9 71283.0 6 1.8 7261.0 110 106.1 10.2 5.1 7.5 20.6 36 42/34 14 4.28 2.59 2.55
3 301 Sprint 34816.7 36.9 86.1 27428.0 5 23.3 -1012.0 NM NC -3.7 -1.1 -3.4 -7.4 24 26/16 -33 2.11 -0.71 1.37
4 331 Alltel 17289.7 13.5 12.2 8246.1 3 4.1 1026.7 8 0.5 12.5 11.9 8.2 14.4 57 61/49 17 2.66 3.33 3.44
5 356 CenturyTel 4522.8 18.6 3.5 2410.9 2 13.5 337.2 -2 36.7 14.0 14.6 5.5 9.9 34 36/26 14 0.71 2.41 2.30
6 365 BellSouth 47239.8 -2.6 -26.1 20300.0 0 -6.1 3437.0 -1 12.3 16.9 17.1 9.0 14.8 26 29/24 14 4.19 1.87 1.65
7 371 SBC Communications 82598.0 5.4 -26.2 40787.0 1 -4.1 5045.0 -14 -12.5 12.4 14.5 8.2 12.4 24 27/23 16 5.36 1.52 1.42
8 432 Citizens Communications 4466.4 21.4 75.6 2202.0a -14 -1.4 70.3 -15 131.8e 3.2 3.2 1.2 5.1 13 15/11 58 7.50 0.23 0.46
9 467 AT&T 15516.2 2.7 -29.4 30537.0 -12 -15.8 -6110.0 NM NC -20.0 5.4 -37.8 -82.8 19 21/14 -3 4.89 -7.68 1.87
10 486 Qwest Communications Intl. 7083.9 -14.8 -55.2 13809.0 -3 -9.2 -1794.0 NM NC -13.0 -9.2 -12.7 NM 4 5/3 -4 0.00 -1.00 -0.35

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