Qwest Communications International Inc. (Q) - Financial and Strategic SWOT Analysis Review

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					         Qwest Communications International Inc. (Q) - Financial and Strategic
                            SWOT Analysis Review

       Reference Code: GDTC41106FSA                                                                                    Publication Date: APR 2011

       1801 California Street               Phone             +1 303 9921400                     Revenue           11,730 (million USD)
       Denver, CO                           Fax               +1 303 9921724                     Net Profit        -55 (million USD)
       80202                                Website           www.qwest.com                      Employees         28,343
                                            Exchange                                             Industry          Technology and
       United States                                          Q [New York Stock Exchange]
                                                                                                                   Communications

      Company Overview
       Qwest Communications International Inc. (Qwest) is telecommunication services provider. The company is principally engaged in
       providing data, Internet, video and voice services to domestic and international markets. The company's three reportable
       operating segments include business markets, mass markets and wholesale markets. Its portfolio of services include fiber-optic
       Internet service, digital home phone, high speed internet services, Verizon wireless and DIRECTV.

      Key Executives                                                              SWOT Analysis
                    Name                                   Title                  Qwest Communications International Inc., SWOT Analysis
      Edward A. Mueller                     Chairman                              Strengths                  Weaknesses

      Charles L. Biggs                      Director
                                                                                  Strong Customer Base                 Declining Operational
      K. Dane Brooksher                     Director                                                                   Efficiency
      Peter S. Hellman                      Director                              Partnerships and
                                                                                  Collaborations                       High Indebtedness
      R. David Hoover                       Director
      Source: Annual Report, Company Website, Primary and Secondary Research,
      GlobalData

      Share Data                                                                  Opportunities                        Threats

      Qwest Communications International Inc.                                     Major Contracts                      Declining Returns
       Share Price (USD) as on 31-Mar-2011                                 6.83
                                                                          -0.03   Growth in Telecommunications Rapid Technological
       EPS (USD)
                                                                                  Services                     Changes
       Market Cap (million USD)                                         11,790

       Enterprise Value (million USD)                                   23,365

       Shares Outstanding (million)                                      1,765    Source: Annual Report, Company Website, Primary and Secondary Research,
                                                                                  GlobalData
       Source: Annual Report, Company Website, Primary and Secondary Research,
       GlobalData

      Financial Performance                                                       Recent Developments
                                                                                  Apr 07, 2010        Qwest      launches       new               unified
                                                                                                      communications service platform
                                                                                  Feb 16, 2010        Qwest Q4 revenue down 9.7% to $3bn

                                                                                  Feb 15, 2010        Qwest opens           new     data    center     in
                                                                                                      Washington DC

                                                                                  Source: Annual Report, Company Website, Primary and Secondary Research,
                                                                                  GlobalData

       Source: Annual Report, Company Website, Primary and Secondary Research,
       GlobalData




Qwest Communications International Inc. (Q) - Financial and Strategic SWOT                                                     Reference Code: GDTC41106FSA
Analysis Review
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      Table of Contents
      Table of Contents........................................................................................................................................................................................................... 2
      List of Tables .................................................................................................................................................................................................................. 4
      List of Figures................................................................................................................................................................................................................. 4
      Section 1 - About the Company ..................................................................................................................................................................................... 5
      Qwest Communications International Inc. - Key Facts .................................................................................................................................................. 5
      Qwest Communications International Inc. - Key Employees ......................................................................................................................................... 6
      Qwest Communications International Inc. - Key Employee Biographies ....................................................................................................................... 7
      Qwest Communications International Inc. - Major Products and Services .................................................................................................................... 8
      Qwest Communications International Inc. - History ....................................................................................................................................................... 9
      Qwest Communications International Inc. - Company Statement................................................................................................................................ 12
      Qwest Communications International Inc. - Locations And Subsidiaries ..................................................................................................................... 15
            Head Office............................................................................................................................................................................................................ 15
            Other Locations & Subsidiaries ............................................................................................................................................................................. 15
      Section 2 – Company Analysis .................................................................................................................................................................................... 16
      Qwest Communications International Inc. - Business Description............................................................................................................................... 16
      Qwest Communications International Inc. - Corporate Strategy .................................................................................................................................. 17
      Qwest Communications International Inc. - SWOT Analysis ....................................................................................................................................... 18
            SWOT Analysis - Overview ................................................................................................................................................................................... 18
            Qwest Communications International Inc. - Strengths........................................................................................................................................... 18
                  Strength - Strong Customer Base ................................................................................................................................................................... 18
                  Strength - Partnerships and Collaborations .................................................................................................................................................... 18
                  Strength - Broad Service Portfolio................................................................................................................................................................... 18
            Qwest Communications International Inc. - Weaknesses ..................................................................................................................................... 18
                  Weakness - Declining Operational Efficiency ................................................................................................................................................. 18
                  Weakness - High Indebtedness ...................................................................................................................................................................... 19
            Qwest Communications International Inc. - Opportunities..................................................................................................................................... 19
                  Opportunity - Major Contracts ......................................................................................................................................................................... 19
                  Opportunity - Growth in Telecommunications Services .................................................................................................................................. 19
                  Opportunity - Positive Outlook for VoIP .......................................................................................................................................................... 19
            Qwest Communications International Inc. - Threats.............................................................................................................................................. 19
                  Threat - Declining Returns .............................................................................................................................................................................. 19
                  Threat - Rapid Technological Changes........................................................................................................................................................... 20
                  Threat - Global Economic Slowdown .............................................................................................................................................................. 20
      Qwest Communications International Inc. - Key Competitors...................................................................................................................................... 21
      Section 3 – Company Financial Ratios ........................................................................................................................................................................ 22
            Financial Ratios - Capital Market Ratios................................................................................................................................................................ 22
            Financial Ratios - Annual Ratios............................................................................................................................................................................ 22
            Performance Chart ................................................................................................................................................................................................ 24
            Financial Performance........................................................................................................................................................................................... 24
            Financial Ratios - Interim Ratios............................................................................................................................................................................ 25
            Financial Ratios - Ratio Charts .............................................................................................................................................................................. 26
      Qwest Communications International Inc., Recent Deals Summary............................................................................................................................ 27
      Section 4 – Company’s Recent Developments............................................................................................................................................................ 28
                  Apr 07, 2010: Qwest launches new unified communications service platform ............................................................................................... 28
                  Feb 16, 2010: Qwest Q4 revenue down 9.7% to $3bn ................................................................................................................................... 28
                  Feb 15, 2010: Qwest opens new data center in Washington DC ................................................................................................................... 29




Qwest Communications International Inc. (Q) - Financial and Strategic SWOT                                                                                                                      Reference Code: GDTC41106FSA
Analysis Review
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      Section 5 – Appendix ................................................................................................................................................................................................... 30
            Methodology .......................................................................................................................................................................................................... 30
            Ratio Definitions..................................................................................................................................................................................................... 30
            About GlobalData .................................................................................................................................................................................................. 34
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Description: Qwest Communications International Inc. (Q) - Financial and Strategic SWOT Analysis Review Summary Qwest Communications International Inc. (Qwest) is telecommunication services provider. The company is principally engaged in providing data, Internet, video and voice services to domestic and international markets. The company's three reportable operating segments include business markets, mass markets and wholesale markets. Its portfolio of services include fiber-optic Internet service, digital home phone, high speed internet services, Verizon wireless and DIRECTV. Qwest through its network serves 10.3 million access lines in 14 states across the US, namely, Arizona, Colorado, Iowa, Idaho, Minnesota, Nebraska, Montana, North Dakota, New Mexico, South Dakota, Oregon, Utah, Washington and Wyoming. The company is headquartered at Denver in Colorado, the US. Qwest Communications International Inc. Key Recent Developments… Apr 07, 2010: Qwest launches new unified communications service platform Feb 16, 2010: Qwest Q4 revenue down 9.7% to $3bn Feb 15, 2010: Qwest opens new data center in Washington DC This comprehensive SWOT profile of Qwest Communications International Inc. provides you an in-depth strategic SWOT analysis of the company’s businesses and operations. The profile has been compiled by GlobalData to bring to you a clear and an unbiased view of the company’s key strengths and weaknesses and the potential opportunities and threats. The profile helps you formulate strategies that augment your business by enabling you to understand your partners, customers and competitors better. The profile contains critical company information including: - Business description – A detailed description of the company’s operations and business divisions. - Corporate strategy – Analyst’s summarization of the company’s business strategy. - SWOT Analysis – A detailed analysis of the company’s strengths, weakness, opportunities and threats. - Company history
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