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How to buy Telefónica S-A stock in Canada

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Telefónica S-A is a telecom services business based in the US. Telefónica S-A stocks (TEF.US) are listed on the NYSE and all prices are listed in US Dollars. Its last market close was $4.21 – a decrease of 5.45% over the previous week. Telefónica S-A employs 108,868 staff and has a trailing 12-month revenue of around $40.4 billion.

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Is it a good time to buy Telefónica S-A stock?

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How has Coronavirus impacted Telefónica S-A's stock price?

Since the stock market crash in March caused by coronavirus, Telefónica S-A's stock price has had significant negative movement.

Its last market close was $4.16, which is 36.78% down on its pre-crash value of $6.58 and 10.93% up on the lowest point reached during the March crash when the stocks fell as low as $3.75.

If you had bought $1,000 worth of Telefónica S-A stocks at the start of February 2020, those stocks would have been worth $681.07 at the bottom of the March crash, and if you held on to them, then as of the last market close they'd be worth $619.96.

Telefónica S-A stock price (NYSE: TEF)

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Telefónica S-A shares at a glance

Information last updated 2021-11-29.
Latest market close$4.16
52-week range$3.70 - $5.07
50-day moving average $4.56
200-day moving average $4.70
Wall St. target price$6.01
PE ratio 2.1179
Dividend yield $0.55 (12.5%)
Earnings per share (TTM) $2.09

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Telefónica S-A price performance over time

Historical closes compared with the close of $4.16 from 2021-12-03

1 week (2021-11-29) -5.88%
1 month (2021-11-05) -4.59%
3 months (2021-09-03) -15.10%
6 months (2021-06-04) -12.05%
1 year (2020-12-04) -10.73%
2 years (2019-12-06) -44.75%
3 years (2018-12-06) 8.73
5 years (2016-12-06) 8.44

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 2x. In other words, Telefónica S-A shares trade at around 2x 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 1.8216. 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 $9.1 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 $40.4 billion
Operating margin TTM 8.59%
Gross profit TTM $25.7 billion
Return on assets TTM 2.02%
Return on equity TTM 51.64%
Profit margin 25.37%
Book value $4.18
Market capitalisation $24.9 billion

TTM: trailing 12 months

Telefónica S-A share dividends


Dividend payout ratio: 31.84% of net profits

Recently Telefónica S-A has paid out, on average, around 31.84% of net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 9.12% 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 9.12% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In Telefónica S-A's case, that would currently equate to about $0.55 per share.

While Telefónica S-A's payout ratio might seem fairly standard, it's worth remembering that Telefónica S-A may be investing much of the rest of its net profits in 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 30 November 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 $3.6988 up to $5.07. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

TEF.US volatility(beta: 1.07)Avg. volatility(beta: 1.00)LowHigh

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 1.0729. 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.

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