Telefónica, S.A is a telecom services business based in the US. Telefónica S-A shares (TEF) are listed on the NYSE and all prices are listed in US Dollars. Telefónica S-A employs 112,543 staff and has a trailing 12-month revenue of around 0.00.
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- TEF shares summary
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- Is TEF stock a buy or sell?
- Stock performance over time
- Can I short TEF shares?
- Are TEF shares over-valued?
- Telefónica S-A's financials
- How volatile are TEF shares?
- Does Telefónica S-A pay a dividend?
- Have TEF shares ever split?
- Other common questions
Telefónica S-A stock price (NYSE: TEF)Use our graph to track the performance of TEF stocks over time.
Telefónica S-A shares at a glance
|Latest market close||$4.87|
|52-week range||$2.90 - $5.07|
|50-day moving average||$4.67|
|200-day moving average||$4.66|
|Wall St. target price||$6.14|
|Dividend yield||$0.4 (9.15%)|
|Earnings per share (TTM)||$0.39|
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Telefónica S-A price performance over time
|1 week (2021-07-16)||N/A|
|1 month (2021-06-25)||2.74%|
|3 months (2021-04-27)||4.73%|
|6 months (2021-01-23)||N/A|
|1 year (2020-07-23)||N/A|
|2 years (2019-07-23)||N/A|
|3 years (2018-07-23)||N/A|
|5 years (2016-07-23)||N/A|
Is Telefónica S-A under- or over-valued?
Valuing Telefónica S-A stock is incredibly difficult, and any metric has to be viewed as part of a bigger picture of Telefónica S-A's overall performance. However, analysts commonly use some key metrics to help gauge the value of a stock.
Telefónica S-A's P/E ratio
Telefónica S-A's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 11x. In other words, Telefónica S-A shares trade at around 11x recent earnings.
That's relatively low compared to, say, the trailing 12-month P/E ratio for the NASDAQ 100 at the end of 2019 (27.29). The low P/E ratio could mean that investors are pessimistic about the outlook for the shares or simply that they're under-valued.
Telefónica S-A's PEG ratio
Telefónica S-A's "price/earnings-to-growth ratio" can be calculated by dividing its P/E ratio by its growth – to give 0.4014. A low ratio can be interpreted as meaning the shares offer better value, while a higher ratio can be interpreted as meaning the shares offer worse value.
The PEG ratio provides a broader view than just the P/E ratio, as it gives more insight into Telefónica S-A's future profitability. By accounting for growth, it could also help you if you're comparing the share prices of multiple high-growth companies.
Telefónica S-A's EBITDA
Telefónica S-A's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is $10.9 billion.
The EBITDA is a measure of a Telefónica S-A's overall financial performance and is widely used to measure a its profitability.
Telefónica S-A financials
|Revenue TTM||$43 billion|
|Operating margin TTM||11.84%|
|Gross profit TTM||$25.7 billion|
|Return on assets TTM||2.96%|
|Return on equity TTM||11.98%|
|Market capitalisation||$25 billion|
TTM: trailing 12 months
Shorting Telefónica S-A shares
There are currently 1.8 million Telefónica S-A shares held short by investors – that's known as Telefónica S-A's "short interest". This figure is 50.4% down from 3.7 million last month.
There are a few different ways that this level of interest in shorting Telefónica S-A shares can be evaluated.
Telefónica S-A's "short interest ratio" (SIR)
Telefónica S-A's "short interest ratio" (SIR) is the quantity of Telefónica S-A shares currently shorted divided by the average quantity of Telefónica S-A shares traded daily (recently around 2.1 million). Telefónica S-A's SIR currently stands at 0.87. In other words for every 100,000 Telefónica S-A shares traded daily on the market, roughly 870 shares are currently held short.
However Telefónica S-A's short interest can also be evaluated against the total number of Telefónica S-A shares, or, against the total number of tradable Telefónica S-A shares (the shares that aren't held by "insiders" or major long-term shareholders – also known as the "float"). In this case Telefónica S-A's short interest could be expressed as 0% of the outstanding shares (for every 100,000 Telefónica S-A shares in existence, roughly 0 shares are currently held short) or 0.0003% of the tradable shares (for every 100,000 tradable Telefónica S-A shares, roughly 0 shares are currently held short).
Such a low SIR usually points to an optimistic outlook for the share price, with fewer people currently willing to bet against Telefónica S-A.
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Telefónica S-A share dividends
Dividend payout ratio: 93.01% of net profits
Recently Telefónica S-A has paid out, on average, around 93.01% of net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 10.68% of the current stock value. This means that over a year, based on recent payouts (which are sadly no guarantee of future payouts), Telefónica S-A shareholders could enjoy a 10.68% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In Telefónica S-A's case, that would currently equate to about $0.4 per share.
Telefónica S-A's payout ratio would broadly be considered high, and as such this stock could appeal to those looking to generate an income. Bear in mind however that companies should normally also look to re-invest a decent amount of net profits to ensure future growth.
Telefónica S-A's most recent dividend payout was on 29 June 2021. The latest dividend was paid out to all shareholders who bought their shares by 31 May 2021 (the "ex-dividend date").
Have Telefónica S-A's shares ever split?
Telefónica S-A's shares were split on a 3:1 basis on 20 January 2011. So if you had owned 1 share the day before before the split, the next day you'd have owned 3 shares. This wouldn't directly have changed the overall worth of your Telefónica S-A shares – just the quantity. However, indirectly, the new 66.7% lower share price could have impacted the market appetite for Telefónica S-A shares which in turn could have impacted Telefónica S-A's share price.
Telefónica S-A share price volatility
Over the last 12 months, Telefónica S-A's shares have ranged in value from as little as $2.9044 up to $5.07. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".
Beta is a measure of a share's volatility in relation to the market. The market (NYSE average) beta is 1, while Telefónica S-A's is 1.0644. This would suggest that Telefónica S-A's shares are a little bit more volatile than the average for this exchange and represent, relatively-speaking, a slightly higher risk (but potentially also market-beating returns).
Telefónica S-A overview
Telefónica, S. A. , together with its subsidiaries, provides telecommunications services in Europe and Latin America. The company's mobile and related services and products comprise mobile voice, value added, mobile data, Internet, wholesale, corporate, roaming, fixed wireless, trunking, and paging services. Its fixed telecommunication services include PSTN lines; ISDN accesses; public telephone services; local, domestic, and international long-distance and fixed-to-mobile communications; corporate communications; supplementary value-added services; video telephony; intelligent network; and telephony information services. The company also leases and sells handset equipment; and provides Internet and broadband multimedia services comprising Internet service provider, portal and network, retail and wholesale broadband access, narrowband switched access, high-speed Internet through fibre to the home, and voice over Internet protocol services. In addition, it offers leased lines; virtual private network; fibre optics; hosting and application; outsourcing and consultancy; desktop; and system integration and professional services.
Telefónica S-A in the news
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Frequently asked questionsWhat percentage of Telefónica S-A is owned by institutions?
Currently 1.042% of Telefónica S-A shares are held by institutions. How many people work for Telefónica S-A?
Latest data suggests 112,543 work at Telefónica S-A. When does the fiscal year end for Telefónica S-A?
Telefónica S-A's fiscal year ends in December. Where is Telefónica S-A based?
Telefónica S-A's address is: Distrito Telefónica, Madrid, Spain, 28050 What is Telefónica S-A's ISIN number?
Telefónica S-A's international securities identification number is: US8793822086 What is Telefónica S-A's CUSIP number?
Telefónica S-A's Committee on Uniform Securities Identification Procedures number is: 879378404
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