When Windstream (WIN) reported earnings last week, investors took the stock down to 52-week lows over concerns the company wouldn't have the ability to pay the dividend going forward. The local telecommunications provider missed earnings yet again, but more disappointing is that capital expenditures continue to creep higher.
In order to maintain that juicy 12% dividend, the company must produce enough free cash flow to cover the cash distribution. Lately that equation has come into question even with an increasing revenue base as capital expenditures have soared.
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