|Bid||8.08 x 29200|
|Ask||8.09 x 21500|
|Day's Range||7.99 - 8.05|
|52 Week Range||7.70 - 9.23|
|Beta (3Y Monthly)||0.13|
|PE Ratio (TTM)||12.61|
|Forward Dividend & Yield||0.46 (5.49%)|
|1y Target Est||12.26|
El Salvador's competition authority has rejected Mexican telecoms firm America Movil's bid to acquire a local unit of Telefonica, but the company controlled by the family of billionaire Carlos Slim vowed to try again. In January, Spain's Telefonica reached a deal to sell operations in Guatemala and El Salvador to America Movil. In a statement on Tuesday, the Superintendence of Competition (SC) said the bid by America Movil, which is controlled by the Slim family, was "inadmissible" and that the company had been informed of the decision dated April 29.
El Salvador's competition authority on Tuesday said it had rejected a bid by Mexican telecoms company America Movil to acquire the local unit of Spanish rival Telefonica, arguing the planned takeover did ...
Spain's Telefonica is reviewing a U.S. order which hit Chinese telecoms giant Huawei with severe sanctions, to see if it will affect its customers, a spokeswoman for the group said on Monday. "We are reviewing the details of the executive order to understand any potential implications for our customers," the spokeswoman said. The executive order, which was announced on Wednesday, barred Huawei from acquiring components and technology from U.S. firms without government approval.
Moody's Investors Service, ("Moody's") has today assigned a first-time B1 Corporate Family Rating ("CFR") and a B1-PD Probability of Default Rating ("PDR") to Masmovil Ibercom, S.A. ("Masmovil"). Concurrently, Moody's has assigned a B1 rating to the E1,450 million senior secured Term Loan B due in 2026, the E100 million senior secured revolving credit facility due in 2024 and the E150 million senior secured Capex facility due in 2024 and raised by MasMovil Holdphone S.A.U. (100% subsidiary of Masmovil). "The B1 rating reflects Masmovil's success as the fourth largest telecommunications company in Spain, consistently growing revenues at double-digit rates and achieving a market share of close to 16% in residential mobile and 8% in the residential fixed segment since its creation in 2006," says Carlos Winzer, Moody's Senior Vice President, and lead analyst for Masmovil.
Telefonica SA is illustrating why. The former Spanish national carrier is midway through a digital transformation program, and has succeeded in realizing almost two thirds of the 1 billion euros ($1.1 billion) in savings it’s targeting by the end of next year. Digitization can only take you so far.
Spain's Telefonica expects improvements in its home market, service revenues and more efficient use of digital technology to help boost earnings growth and meet full-year guidance, the company said on Friday. Large telecoms operators across Europe are battling to maintain growth in the face of strong competition from low-cost rivals, while at the same time investing heavily in next-generation mobile networks and fibre broadband. Telefonica said its revenue growth trend improved in the first quarter.
Telefónica posted a 10.6 per cent rise in first-quarter net profit, as rising revenues in all of the company’s major markets were tempered by currency headwinds. The Spanish telecoms company said that revenues dipped 1.7 per cent to €11.98bn compared to the same period last year, as currency swings, especially depreciation in the Brazilian real and Argentine peso, cut revenues by 4.9 per cent. Analysts polled by Bloomberg had expected revenues of €11.81bn. Telefónica reported net earnings of €926m, above the €787m expected by analysts.
Key InsightsTelefonica Chairman Jose Maria Alvarez-Pallete is pushing artificial intelligence and other technology throughout the company’s networks to cut costs and improve efficiencies. Oibda was negatively impacted by poor performance in the embattled Mexican unit, where it declined 46 percent in the quarterNet debt is set to drop to 38.7 billion euros after Telefonica receives proceeds from asset sales. Telefonica, which long faced investor concerns about its debt, may now have financial flexibility to pursue acquisitions for growth.
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Telefonica SA’s local unit is at particular risk of losing out. The Spanish carrier is bidding alongside Deutsche Telekom AG, Vodafone Group Plc and 1&1 Drillisch AG in the auction for 5G spectrum: the radio bandwidths for next-generation telecommunications. The unbalanced distribution of the spectrum from the auction so far suggests it has some way to go, according to Bloomberg Intelligence analyst Erhan Gurses.
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After faring far better than the broader stock market during the sharp sell-off in late 2018, the Morningstar Global Communications Index has increased only about 10% so far during the first quarter, similar to the 11% return of the market in the same period. Despite this rocky performance, we continue to believe that Europe offers a particularly attractive hunting ground for value within our telecom coverage. Excitement around 5G wireless technology has steadily built in recent months, with the first 5G-capable mobile devices hitting the market and initial in-home wireless broadband trials, notably at Verizon, ramping up.
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Moody's Investors Service ("Moody's") assigned a Ba1 corporate family rating (CFR) to Telefonica del Peru S.A.A. ("Telefonica del Peru"). At the same time Moody's assigned a Ba1 rating to the company's proposed up to PEN1,700 million senior unsecured notes with a medium term or intermediate maturity payable in US dollars.
Moody's Investors Service ("Moody's") assigned a Ba3 rating to the proposed senior secured notes to be issued by Atento Luxco 1 ("Atento") under the same terms and conditions as the USD 400 million senior secured notes due 2022, and irrevocably and unconditionally guaranteed by Atento S.A. and certain subsidiaries. Atento's Ba3 corporate family rating remains unchanged. The rating of the proposed additional notes assumes that the final transaction documents will not be materially different from draft legal documentation reviewed by Moody's to date and assume that these agreements are legally valid, binding and enforceable.
Telefonica TEF is the incumbent telephone operator in Spain and, along with America Movil AMOV / AMX , it is one of two dominant operators in Latin America. Thanks to its acquisition of E-Plus in Germany, it is the largest wireless operator by number of subscribers in the country. It is also the second-largest wireless operator in the United Kingdom.
Announcement: Moody's announces completion of a periodic review of ratings of Telefonica S.A. Madrid, March 19, 2019 -- Moody's Investors Service ("Moody's") has completed a periodic review of the ratings of Telefonica S.A. and other ratings that are associated with the same analytical unit. The review was conducted through a portfolio review in which Moody's reassessed the appropriateness of the ratings in the context of the relevant principal methodology(ies), recent developments, and a comparison of the financial and operating profile to similarly rated peers.
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You would think that it's a great time to be in telecom stocks.And it is, but even the best -- and biggest -- of the bunch are having trouble keeping up with all the change that's going on.As mobility expanded, most of the big players just bought the smaller up and comers and started building towers, laying cable, whatever it took to maintain their dominance.InvestorPlace - Stock Market News, Stock Advice & Trading TipsBut as this trend continues to expand, there are players in various markets that are finding consistent growth tough to come by and the mergers with big players never materialized. Or, these are big players that just have nowhere to go now. * 10 Tech Stocks to Buy Now for 2025 These seven high-yield telecom stocks to avoid may have tantalizing dividends, but that income doesn't really matter if the stock isn't moving in the right direction. Also, high dividends can also be a last-ditch effort to keep investors. But a bad quarter will likely put that dividend at risk, and once it's cut, things get really ugly. Vodafone Group PLC (VOD)Vodafone Group PLC (NASDAQ:VOD) used to be a mobile darling, back when Motorola was a dominant mobile phone maker. Now it's in tough markets during tough times.A U.K.-based firm, it is struggling at home with Brexit issues and a ban on Huawei telecom equipment. The latter issue means it's going to have to pull that equipment from its towers and replace it.As for its Africa, Middle East and Asia Pacific division, there's more competition from local telecoms that can get by on less than VOD. Big countries like India also have a vested interest in developing their own technology companies rather than relying on outsiders.Finally, its attempted merger with Liberty Global (NASDAQ:LBTYA) has sent the company into the convertible bond market to fund it. Adding more to its debt at this point is a real risk. It's likely why the stock is off nearly 50% in the past year.Sure the 9.8% dividend looks good, but it doesn't save you from the capital losses. Turkcell Iletisim Hizmetleri (TKC)Turkcell Iletisim Hizmetleri AS (NYSE:TKC), or Turkcell, is a major mobile provider in Turkey.The stock has withered from around $10 a year ago, to the mid-$6s today. That means its 6.3% dividend isn't going patch much of the leak in its asset pricing. Also bear in mind that after that significant price drop the dividend is only sitting at 6%.The risks here are fundamentally political and geographical. The political risk is an authoritarian government that doesn't get along with most of its NATO allies and that has meant difficult trade deals and economic consistency. The Turkish lira has been extremely volatile and that isn't likely to recede. * 10 Top Pot Stocks 2019 Has to Offer Geographically, Turkey shares a border with Syria, Iraq and Iran. And across those borders are the Kurdish people that have been a thorn in the side of many Turkish leaders for decades. Yet the Kurds have been great allies of the West in the region. Again, more volatility and Turkcell is hemmed in. Maxar Technologies (MAXR)Maxar Technologies Inc (NYSE:MAXR) has a 19% dividend yield.Unfortunately, the stock just hit a new 52-week low today and it's off more than 90% in the past year.That means you only lost 70% in the past year, if you include the dividend. The true definition of cold comfort.MAXR is all about space. It has a handful of divisions that focus on geospatial robotics, imagery and communications and analytics. Given the fact that there seems to be a rebirth in global interest in launching into space, it would seem like a company like MAXR would be doing well.But the problem is, most space programs are still being built by governments or private firms subsidized by governments. And in the U.S., where firms like SpaceX and Blue Origin are going at it alone, that isn't enough business to keep a firm like MAXR growing. Check in again in about five years. Veon Ltd (VEON)Veon Ltd (NASDAQ:VEON) is a Dutch telecom firm that has operations in the Netherlands as well as throughout Europe, Asia and Africa. It's the eleventh largest mobile network with 214 million subscribers.It delivers a 12% dividend yield and given the fact that it lost 12% in the past year, if you were a shareholder, you would be at about breakeven, which could be worse.However, there's one number -- actually, there's more than one, to be honest -- that really sticks out. Its debt-to-equity ratio is at 214%. It owes $2 for every $1 it has in equity. The global telecom industry average according to Gurufocus.com is 74%.Its overseas markets include Russia, Algeria, Ukraine, Pakistan and Bangladesh. These aren't exactly growth markets now, or any time in the near future. What's more, they're all politically and economically unstable. * The 10 Best-Performing ETFs This Year Add to that the fact that Europe isn't doing well economically right now, and you have enough reasons to steer clear of this one for now. Telefonica (TEF)Telefonica (NYSE:TEF) is a good sized international telecom and it has been around a very long time. Once the state-sponsored phone company of Spain, it has since expanded its territory across Europe and into South America.Given its size, it has a solid 5.4% dividend yield. The problem is, its South American operations tend to be wings or weights on its stock price. And at the current time, it's the latter.TEF's current debt-to-equity ratio is more than 300%, which is huge. The problem is, Brazil has been a basket case for years and Argentina is also struggling. And that doesn't even include Venezuela.These issues weigh heavily on the parent as well as its regional subsidiaries. And those issues aren't going away anytime soon, given the global economic slowdown.The slowdown is also hurting Europe, as is the Brexit mess. It's not even worth bottom fishing right now. CenturyLink (CTL)CenturyLink Inc (NYSE:CTL) is a U.S.-based telecom that provides residential and business services around the U.S. Its merger with Level3 also opened it up to enterprise services and global customers in over 60 countries.It generally provides a very high dividend -- currently around 8% -- but that usually comes at the price of the stock, which is off 32% in the past year.Most of CTL's business is in the U.S., in areas outside of major cities, where it may well be the only game in town for exurban and rural customers. That gives it some monopolistic qualities but also means it has to spend on equipment where people want cutting edge service but the populations don't help CTL recover the costs.That isn't a win-win situation. It either provides lesser quality service to those areas, which in turn makes for dissatisfied customers that actively avoid expanding services with CTL, or spending money on quality service that may take years to recoup since the population isn't dense enough to make a dent in the short term. * 7 Growth Stocks Racing to All-Time Highs Its debt-to-equity ratio is 180% and will likely remain much higher than average until it can figure out how to solve this fundamental problem. America Movil (AMOV)America Movil SAB de CV (NYSE:AMOV) is kind of the AT&T (NYSE:T) of Mexico. It provides mobile and fixed-line services in Mexico as well as pay television and equipment.And its base economy is doing well. It's the rest of the business that is causing it trouble right now. With operations around South America, it is suffering in most of its major markets -- Brazil, Argentina, Paraguay and Uruguay.Its Central American operations aren't faring much better. El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras and Nicaragua are also in bad economic shape at the moment.Its operations in Eastern Europe don't really mean that much to the bottom line and its Caribbean operations, which rely on Puerto Rico and Dominican Republic, aren't helping, especially all the repair work that needs to be done in PR.It's no surprise AMOV's debt-to-equity is a whopping 354% right now. And that's a dangerous amount of debt to have when the global economy is slowing.Louis Navellier is a renowned growth investor. He is the editor of four investing newsletters: Growth Investor, Breakthrough Stocks, Accelerated Profits and Platinum Growth. His most popular service, Growth Investor, has a track record of beating the market 3:1 over the last 14 years. He uses a combination of quantitative and fundamental analysis to identify market-beating stocks. Mr. Navellier has made his proven formula accessible to investors via his free, online stock rating tool, PortfolioGrader.com. Louis Navellier may hold some of the aforementioned securities in one or more of his newsletters. More From InvestorPlace * 2 Toxic Pot Stocks You Should Avoid * 7 Dividend Stocks Already Rewarding Shareholders In 2019 * The 10 Best-Performing ETFs This Year * 7 Stocks That Should Be Worried About a Data Dividend Compare Brokers The post 7 High-Yield Telecom Stocks to Avoid appeared first on InvestorPlace.
Moody's Investors Service ("Moody's") has today assigned a Ba2 long-term rating to Telefonica Europe B.V.'s proposed issuance of undated, deeply subordinated, guaranteed fixed rate reset securities (the "hybrid debt"), which are fully and unconditionally guaranteed by Telefonica S.A. (Telefonica) on a subordinated basis. All other ratings of Telefonica and its guaranteed subsidiaries, as well as the stable outlook, remain unchanged.