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Telecom Plus PLC (TEP) is a leading utilities-diversified business based in the UK. It opened the day at 1470p after a previous close of 1430p. During the day the price has varied from a low of 1418p to a high of 1472p. The latest price was 1464p (25 minute delay). Telecom Plus is listed on the London Stock Exchange (LSE) and employs 1,827 staff. All prices are listed in pence sterling.

How to buy shares in Telecom Plus

  1. Choose a platform. If you're a beginner, our share-dealing table below can help you choose.
  2. Open your account. You'll need your ID, bank details and national insurance number.
  3. Confirm your payment details. You'll need to fund your account with a bank transfer, debit card or credit card.
  4. Search the platform for stock code: TEP in this case.
  5. Research Telecom Plus shares. The platform should provide the latest information available.
  6. Buy your Telecom Plus shares. It's that simple.
The whole process can take as little as 15 minutes.

How has Coronavirus impacted Telecom Plus's share price?

Since the stock market crash in March caused by coronavirus, Telecom Plus's share price has had significant negative movement.

Its last market close was 1296p, which is 16.17% down on its pre-crash value of 1546p and 42.89% up on the lowest point reached during the March crash when the shares fell as low as 907p.

If you had bought £1,000 worth of Telecom Plus shares at the start of February 2020, those shares would have been worth £799.21 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 £861.71.

Telecom Plus share price

Use our graph to track the performance of TEP stocks over time.

Telecom Plus shares at a glance

Information last updated 2020-12-11.
Open1470p
High1472p
Low1418p
Close1464p
Previous close1430p
Change 34p
Change % 2.378%
Volume 161,089
Information last updated 2020-12-27.
52-week range871.5392p - 1523.0314p
50-day moving average 1444.2354p
200-day moving average 1383.2817p
Wall St. target price1341.67p
PE ratio 30.7431
Dividend yield 0.57p (3.94%)
Earnings per share (TTM) 47.1p
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Share dealing platform comparison

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Name Product Price per trade Frequent trader rate Platform fees Brand description
Fineco
£2.95
£2.95
Zero platform fee
Your first 100 trades are free with Fineco, T&Cs apply.
Fineco Bank is good for share traders and investors looking for a complete platform and wide offer. Capital at risk.
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0% commission, no markup, no ticket fee, no management fee
N/A
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Capital at risk. 0% commission but other fees may apply.
IG
0% commission on US shares, and £3 on UK shares
From £5
£0 - £24 per quarter
IG is good for experienced traders, and offers learning resources for beginners, all with wide access to shares, ETFs and funds. Capital at risk.
Hargreaves Lansdown Fund and Share Account
£11.95
£5.95
No fees
Hargreaves Lansdown is the UK's number one platform for private investors, with the depth of features you'd expect from an established platform. Capital at risk.
Degiro Share Dealing
£1.75 + 0.022% (max £5.00)
£1.75 + 0.022% (max £5.00)
Portfolio transfer fees (in & out)
Degiro is widely seen as one of the best low-cost share brokers, for people who are looking to trade regularly. Capital at risk.
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Name Product Minimum deposit Maximum annual fee Price per trade Brand description
Interactive Investor stocks and shares ISA
Any lump sum or £25 a month
£119.88
£7.99
Interactive Investor offers everything most investors need. Its flat fees makes it pricey for small portfolios, but cheap for big ones. Capital at risk.
Hargreaves Lansdown stocks and shares ISA
£100
0.45%
£11.95
Hargreaves Lansdown is the UK's biggest wealth manager. It's got everything you'll need, from beginners to experienced investors. Capital at risk.
Nutmeg stocks and shares ISA
£100
0.75%
£0
Nutmeg offers three types of portfolios. Choose the one that goes with your investment style. Capital at risk.
Moneyfarm stocks and shares ISA
£1500
0.75%
£0
Capital at risk.
Saxo Markets stocks and shares ISA
No minimum deposit requirement
0.12%
£8.00
Saxo Markets offers a wide access to a range of stocks, ETFs and funds. Capital at risk.
AJ Bell stocks and shares ISA
£500
0.25%
£9.95
AJ Bell is a good all-rounder for people who to choose between shares, funds, ISAs and pensions. Capital at risk.
Fidelity stocks and shares ISA
£1000 or a regular savings plan from £50
0.35%
£10.00
Fidelity is another good all-rounder, offering a good package at a decent price. Not suited for trading shares. Capital at risk.
Legal & General stocks and shares ISA
Legal & General stocks and shares ISA
£100 or £20 a month
0.61%
N/A
Legal & General is a big financial services company which offers insurance, lifetime mortgage, pensions and stocks and shares ISAs. Capital at risk.
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Name Product Minimum investment Choose from Annual fee Brand description
Interactive Investor Pension
Any lump sum or £25 a month
Over 3,000 funds
£10/month
interactive investor is a flat-fee platform, which makes it cost effective for larger portfolios. Capital at risk.
Moneyfarm Pension
£1,500 (initial investment)
7 funds
0.35%-0.75%
Moneyfarm has pensions that are matched against your risk appetite, goals and planned retirement date. Capital at risk.
AJ Bell Pension
£1,000
Over 2,000 funds
0.05-0.25%
AJ Bell has two different pension options, a self managed pension and one that is managed for you. Capital at risk.
PensionBee Pension
No minimum
7 funds
0.5% - 0.95%
Pension Bee is a newbie in the pension market. It helps consolidate your pension plans into one place. Capital at risk.
Hargreaves Lansdown Pension
£100 or £25 a month
2,500 funds
0-0.45%
Hargreaves Lansdown is the UK's biggest wealth manager. It's got three different retirement options. Capital at risk.
Saxo Markets Pension
Saxo Markets Pension
£10
Over 11,000 funds
No annual fee
Saxo Markets gives flexibility and control over your investment strategy. Capital at risk.
Penfold
Penfold
No minimum
4 portfolios
0.75-0.88%
Moneybox Pension
£1
3 funds
0.15% - 0.45% charged monthly
Manage your money with an easy-to-use Moneybox app. Capital at risk.
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Is it a good time to buy Telecom Plus stock?

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Telecom Plus price performance over time

Historical closes compared with the last close of 1464p

3 months (2020-10-16) 12.96%
6 months (2020-07-17) 4.87%

Is Telecom Plus under- or over-valued?

Valuing Telecom Plus stock is incredibly difficult, and any metric has to be viewed as part of a bigger picture of Telecom Plus's overall performance. However, analysts commonly use some key metrics to help gauge the value of a stock.

Telecom Plus's P/E ratio

Telecom Plus's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 31x. In other words, Telecom Plus shares trade at around 31x recent earnings.

That's relatively high compared to, say, the trailing 12-month P/E ratio for the FTSE 250 at the end of September 2019 (19.71). The high P/E ratio could mean that investors are optimistic about the outlook for the shares or simply that they're over-valued.

Telecom Plus's PEG ratio

Telecom Plus's "price/earnings-to-growth ratio" can be calculated by dividing its P/E ratio by its growth – to give 2.44. 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 Telecom Plus's future profitability. By accounting for growth, it could also help you if you're comparing the share prices of multiple high-growth companies.

Telecom Plus's EBITDA

Telecom Plus's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is £66.6 million.

The EBITDA is a measure of a Telecom Plus's overall financial performance and is widely used to measure a its profitability.

Telecom Plus financials

Revenue TTM £871.9 million
Operating margin TTM 5.83%
Gross profit TTM £167.7 million
Return on assets TTM 7.56%
Return on equity TTM 16.96%
Profit margin 4.25%
Book value 2.761p
Market capitalisation £1.1 billion

TTM: trailing 12 months

Telecom Plus share dividends

Dividend payout ratio: 12127.66% of net profits

Recently Telecom Plus has paid out, on average, around 12127.66% of net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 3.94% of the current stock value. This means that over a year, based on recent payouts (which are sadly no guarantee of future payouts), Telecom Plus shareholders could enjoy a 3.94% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In Telecom Plus's case, that would currently equate to about 0.57p per share.

Telecom Plus'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.

The latest dividend was paid out to all shareholders who bought their shares by 26 November 2020 (the "ex-dividend date").

Telecom Plus share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, Telecom Plus's shares have ranged in value from as little as 871.5392p up to 1523.0314p. 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 (LSE average) beta is 1, while Telecom Plus's is 0.2408. This would suggest that Telecom Plus's shares are less volatile than average (for this exchange).

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Telecom Plus overview

Telecom Plus PLC provides a range of utility services in the United Kingdom. It operates in two segments, Customer Acquisition and Customer Management. The Customer Acquisition segment sells a range of equipment, including mobile phone handsets and wireless Internet routers to customers. The Customer Management segment supplies fixed telephony, mobile telephony, gas, electricity, Internet, home insurance, and boiler installation services to residential and small business customers. The company supplies a range of services, including gas, electricity, fixed line telephony, mobile telephony, broadband, and insurance, as well as bill protection and life cover, home insurance, boiler cover, and cashback card services under the Utility Warehouse and TML brands. Telecom Plus PLC was incorporated in 1996 and is based in London, the United Kingdom.

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