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Telefonica Brasil SA Stock Is Estimated To Be Fairly Valued

GuruFocus.com
·4 min read

- By GF Value

The stock of Telefonica Brasil SA (NYSE:VIV, 30-year Financials) shows every sign of being fairly valued, according to GuruFocus Value calculation. GuruFocus Value is GuruFocus' estimate of the fair value at which the stock should be traded. It is calculated based on the historical multiples that the stock has traded at, the past business growth and analyst estimates of future business performance. If the price of a stock is significantly above the GF Value Line, it is overvalued and its future return is likely to be poor. On the other hand, if it is significantly below the GF Value Line, its future return will likely be higher. At its current price of $7.87 per share and the market cap of $13.3 billion, Telefonica Brasil SA stock is believed to be fairly valued. GF Value for Telefonica Brasil SA is shown in the chart below.


Telefonica Brasil SA Stock Is Estimated To Be Fairly Valued
Telefonica Brasil SA Stock Is Estimated To Be Fairly Valued

Because Telefonica Brasil SA is fairly valued, the long-term return of its stock is likely to be close to the rate of its business growth, which is estimated to grow 1.21% annually over the next three to five years.

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It is always important to check the financial strength of a company before buying its stock. Investing in companies with poor financial strength have a higher risk of permanent loss. Looking at the cash-to-debt ratio and interest coverage is a great way to understand the financial strength of a company. Telefonica Brasil SA has a cash-to-debt ratio of 0.44, which is in the middle range of the companies in Telecommunication Services industry. The overall financial strength of Telefonica Brasil SA is 5 out of 10, which indicates that the financial strength of Telefonica Brasil SA is fair. This is the debt and cash of Telefonica Brasil SA over the past years:

Telefonica Brasil SA Stock Is Estimated To Be Fairly Valued
Telefonica Brasil SA Stock Is Estimated To Be Fairly Valued

Investing in profitable companies carries less risk, especially in companies that have demonstrated consistent profitability over the long term. Typically, a company with high profit margins offers better performance potential than a company with low profit margins. Telefonica Brasil SA has been profitable 10 years over the past 10 years. During the past 12 months, the company had revenues of $8.4 billion and earnings of $0.54 a share. Its operating margin of 17.54% better than 74% of the companies in Telecommunication Services industry. Overall, GuruFocus ranks Telefonica Brasil SA's profitability as fair. This is the revenue and net income of Telefonica Brasil SA over the past years:

Telefonica Brasil SA Stock Is Estimated To Be Fairly Valued
Telefonica Brasil SA Stock Is Estimated To Be Fairly Valued

Growth is probably one of the most important factors in the valuation of a company. GuruFocus' research has found that growth is closely correlated with the long-term performance of a company's stock. If a company's business is growing, the company usually creates value for its shareholders, especially if the growth is profitable. Likewise, if a company's revenue and earnings are declining, the value of the company will decrease. Telefonica Brasil SA's 3-year average revenue growth rate is in the middle range of the companies in Telecommunication Services industry. Telefonica Brasil SA's 3-year average EBITDA growth rate is 9.4%, which ranks in the middle range of the companies in Telecommunication Services industry.

Another way to look at the profitability of a company is to compare its return on invested capital and the weighted cost of capital. Return on invested capital (ROIC) measures how well a company generates cash flow relative to the capital it has invested in its business. The weighted average cost of capital (WACC) is the rate that a company is expected to pay on average to all its security holders to finance its assets. We want to have the return on invested capital higher than the weighted cost of capital. For the past 12 months, Telefonica Brasil SA's return on invested capital is 6.31, and its cost of capital is 3.81. The historical ROIC vs WACC comparison of Telefonica Brasil SA is shown below:

Telefonica Brasil SA Stock Is Estimated To Be Fairly Valued
Telefonica Brasil SA Stock Is Estimated To Be Fairly Valued

In closing, Telefonica Brasil SA (NYSE:VIV, 30-year Financials) stock shows every sign of being fairly valued. The company's financial condition is fair and its profitability is fair. Its growth ranks in the middle range of the companies in Telecommunication Services industry. To learn more about Telefonica Brasil SA stock, you can check out its 30-year Financials here.

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