Why Cincinnati Bell Is Poised to Outperform


Based on the aggregated intelligence of 180,000-plus investors participating in Motley Fool CAPS, the Fool's free investing community, telecommunications company Cincinnati Bell has earned a respected four-star ranking.

With that in mind, let's take a closer look at Cincinnati Bell and see what CAPS investors are saying about the stock right now.

Cincinnati Bellfacts

Headquarters (founded)

Cincinnati, Ohio (1873)

Market Cap

$969.2 million


Integrated telecommunication services

Trailing-12-Month Revenue

$1.5 billion


CEO Theodore Torbeck (since January 2013)

CFO Kurt Freyberger (since August 2011)

Return on Capital (average, past 3 years)



$7.7 million / $2.6 billion



Sprint Nextel

Verizon Communications

Sources: S&P Capital IQ and Motley Fool CAPS.

On CAPS, 91% of the 154 members who have rated Cincinnati Bell believe the stock will outperform the S&P 500 going forward.

Just yesterday, one of those Fools, All-Star 3Fairfield, succinctly summed up the bull case for our community:

[Cincinnati Bell] just spun off CyrusOne, a big data storage REIT, and retains 70+% of ownership so look for growth and increased cash flow as a benefit of the break up. Also, last week [Cincinnati Bell] named Ted Torbeck CEO -- Torbeck is known for his CEO turnaround expertise and expects to grow the wireless end of the business. Hedge funds including BlackRock and [Gabelli Funds] say the stock looks promising and are two of the largest stakeholders. I am cautiously optimistic.

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