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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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