Based on the aggregated intelligence of 145,000-plus investors participating in Motley Fool CAPS, the Fool's free investing community, rural telecom company Frontier Communications (NYSE:FTR) has earned a respected four-star ranking.

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

Frontier facts

Headquarters (Founded)

Stamford, Conn. (1927)

Market Cap

$2.4 billion


Integrated telecommunication services

Trailing-12-Month Revenue

$2.1 billion


CEO Maggie Wilderotter (since 2004)

CFO Donald Shassian (since 2006)

Return on Equity (Average, Past 3 Years)


Cash / Debt

$436.2 million / $4.9 billion

Dividend Yield




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Sources: Capital IQ (a division of Standard & Poor's) and Motley Fool CAPS.

On CAPS, 91% of the 560 members who have rated Frontier believe the stock will outperform the S&P 500 going forward. These bulls include rustynail007 and AlexisMachine.

Two weeks ago, rustynail007 enthusiastically applauded Frontier's looming landline acquisition: "Just added to the customer base from the new [Verizon (NYSE:VZ)] purchase of rural customers!!!! Will take a while to work thru this expansion. Has a good dividend which looks good for a while."

In a pitch from last week, AlexisMachine expands on the stock's juicy, inflation-fighting yield:

Not destined to suffer the fate of the Judas Kiss that Verizon has become notorious for putting on smaller telecom entities in the recent past[. S]tock is selling at an excellent discount and paying a double digit yield that preclude the need for any capital appreciation … and still matches or beats the S&P 500. … excellent hedge against inflation that pays far better dividends than gold ever has, and is not trading at or near its all time highs.

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Fool contributor Brian Pacampara owns no position in any of the companies mentioned. Johnson & Johnson is a Motley Fool Income Investor pick. The Fool's disclosure policy always gets a perfect score.