Telephone and Data Systems Company Profile (NYSE:TDS)

About Telephone and Data Systems

Telephone and Data Systems logoTelephone and Data Systems, Inc. is a diversified telecommunications company. The Company conducts its Wireless operations through its subsidiary, United States Cellular Corporation (U.S. Cellular). It provides Wireline services, cable services and hosted and managed services, through its subsidiary, TDS Telecommunications Corporation (TDS Telecom). Its segments include U.S. Cellular, Wireline, Cable, and Hosted and Managed Services (HMS). It provides these services to approximately 4.9 million Wireless customers and 1.2 million Wireline and cable connections. The Company's operations also include the subsidiary Suttle-Straus, Inc. (Suttle-Straus). TDS Telecom provides broadband, video and voice services to approximately 1.2 million connections in over 40 states. The Company provides a range of information technology (IT) services, including colocation, cloud computing, hosted application management, and sales of IT hardware and related professional services through its HMS business.

Industry, Sector and Symbol:
  • Sector: Utilities
  • Industry: Wireless Communications
  • Sub-Industry: Wireless Telecommunication Services
  • Exchange: NYSE
  • Symbol: TDS
  • CUSIP: 87943382
Key Metrics:
  • Previous Close: $32.72
  • 50 Day Moving Average: $30.35
  • 200 Day Moving Average: $28.30
  • 52-Week Range: $24.12 - $32.97
  • Trailing P/E Ratio: 76.27
  • Foreward P/E Ratio: 64.16
  • P/E Growth: -10.14
  • Market Cap: $3.60B
  • Outstanding Shares: 109,942,000
  • Beta: 1.19
Profitability:
  • Net Margins: 0.94%
  • Return on Equity: 0.76%
  • Return on Assets: 0.38%
Debt:
  • Debt-to-Equity Ratio: 0.51%
  • Current Ratio: 2.38%
  • Quick Ratio: 2.21%
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Analyst Ratings

Consensus Ratings for Telephone and Data Systems (NYSE:TDS) (?)
Ratings Breakdown: 1 Hold Rating, 1 Buy Rating
Consensus Rating:Buy (Score: 2.50)
Consensus Price Target: $38.00 (16.14% upside)

Analysts' Ratings History for Telephone and Data Systems (NYSE:TDS)
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DateFirmActionRatingPrice TargetDetails
10/3/2016Drexel HamiltonSet Price TargetBuy$38.00View Rating Details
6/30/2016Morgan StanleyReiterated RatingHoldView Rating Details
1/6/2016J P Morgan Chase & CoReiterated RatingHoldView Rating Details
(Data available from 2/24/2015 forward)

Earnings

Earnings History for Telephone and Data Systems (NYSE:TDS)
DateQuarterConsensus EstimateActual EPSRevenue EstimateActual RevenueRelease LinkConference CallDetails
2/24/2017        
2/24/2017Q416($0.05)$1.36 billionN/AView Earnings Details
11/4/2016Q316$0.16$0.11$1.32 billion$1.30 billionViewN/AView Earnings Details
8/5/2016Q216$0.13$0.25$1.27 billion$1.28 billionViewN/AView Earnings Details
5/6/2016Q1$0.10$0.07$1.26 million$1.24 millionViewN/AView Earnings Details
2/19/2016Q415($0.32)($0.01)$1.32 billion$1.27 billionViewListenView Earnings Details
10/30/2015Q315($0.06)$0.46$1.30 billion$1.37 billionViewListenView Earnings Details
7/31/2015Q215$0.01$0.21$1.24 billion$1.28 billionViewListenView Earnings Details
5/1/2015Q115($0.10)($0.12)$1.30 billion$1.25 billionViewN/AView Earnings Details
2/25/2015Q414($0.37)($0.15)$1.35 billion$1.30 billionViewN/AView Earnings Details
10/31/2014Q314($0.07)($1.07)$1.25 billion$1.28 billionViewN/AView Earnings Details
8/1/2014Q214($0.16)($0.16)$1.20 billion$1.24 billionViewN/AView Earnings Details
5/2/2014Q114($0.41)$0.16$1.20 billion$1.20 billionViewN/AView Earnings Details
2/26/2014Q413($0.49)($0.06)$1.21 billion$1.18 billionViewN/AView Earnings Details
11/1/2013Q313($0.13)($0.09)$1.19 billion$1.18 billionViewN/AView Earnings Details
8/2/2013Q2 2013$0.12$1.44$1.24 billion$1.23 billionViewListenView Earnings Details
5/3/2013Q1 2013$0.02$0.01$1.29 billion$1.31 billionViewListenView Earnings Details
2/26/2013Q4 2012$0.05($0.39)$1.36 billion$1.35 billionViewListenView Earnings Details
11/7/2012Q312$0.41$0.27$1.34 billion$1.37 billionViewN/AView Earnings Details
8/3/2012$0.44$0.39ViewN/AView Earnings Details
5/4/2012$0.44$0.48ViewN/AView Earnings Details
2/24/2012$0.30$0.12ViewN/AView Earnings Details
11/4/2011$0.41$0.68ViewN/AView Earnings Details
8/8/2011$0.39$0.87ViewN/AView Earnings Details
5/6/2011$0.40$0.40ViewN/AView Earnings Details
2/24/2011$0.22$0.14ViewN/AView Earnings Details
(Data available from 1/1/2011 forward)

Estimates

Earnings Estimates for Telephone and Data Systems (NYSE:TDS)
Current Year EPS Consensus Estimate: $0.35 EPS
Next Year EPS Consensus Estimate: $0.51 EPS

Dividends

Current Dividend Information for Telephone and Data Systems (NYSE:TDS)
Annual Dividend:$0.59
Dividend Yield:1.80%
Dividend Growth:15.70% (3 Year Average)
Payout Ratio:140.48% (Based on Trailing 12 Months of Earnings)
168.57% (Based on Current Year Consensus EPS Estimate)
115.69% (Based on Next Year Consensus EPS Estimate)
Track Record:42 Years of Consecutive Dividend Growth

Dividend History for Telephone and Data Systems (NYSE:TDS)
AnnouncedPeriodAmountYieldEx-Dividend DateRecord DatePayable Date
11/22/2016Quarterly$0.1512/14/201612/16/201612/29/2016
8/18/2016Quarterly$0.159/14/20169/16/20169/30/2016
5/27/2016Quarterly$0.156/14/20166/16/20166/30/2016
2/19/2016Quarterly$0.153/15/20163/17/20163/31/2016
11/3/2015Quarterly$0.1412/14/201512/16/201512/30/2015
8/20/2015$0.149/14/20159/16/20159/30/2015
5/26/2015quarterly$0.141.91%6/12/20156/16/20156/30/2015
2/27/2015quarterly$0.142.22%3/12/20153/16/20153/31/2015
11/24/2014quarterly$0.132.13%12/11/201412/15/201412/30/2014
8/22/2014quarterly$0.132.09%9/11/20149/15/20149/30/2014
5/23/2014quarterly$0.131.99%6/11/20146/13/20146/30/2014
2/26/2014$0.133/12/20143/14/20143/31/2014
11/18/2013quarterly$0.131.74%12/12/201312/16/201312/30/2013
8/22/2013quarterly$0.131.81%9/12/20139/16/20139/30/2013
5/24/2013quarterly$0.132.19%6/12/20136/14/20136/28/2013
2/26/2013quarterly$0.132.19%3/13/20133/15/20133/29/2013
(Data available from 1/1/2013 forward)

Insider Trades

Insider Trading History for Telephone and Data Systems (NYSE:TDS)
Insider Ownership Percentage: 17.30%
Institutional Ownership Percentage: 80.05%
Transaction DateInsider NameTitleBuy/SellNumber of SharesAverage Share PriceTotal TransactionDetails
12/9/2016Peter L. SeredaVPSell29,029$29.00$841,841.00View SEC Filing  
12/8/2016Douglas D ShumaSVPSell54,347$29.13$1,583,128.11View SEC Filing  
12/7/2016Clarence A DavisDirectorSell250$28.89$7,222.50View SEC Filing  
11/7/2016David A WittwerInsiderSell25,300$25.38$642,114.00View SEC Filing  
8/12/2016Kenneth R MeyersDirectorSell43,200$29.48$1,273,536.00View SEC Filing  
8/9/2016Clarence A DavisDirectorSell500$30.41$15,205.00View SEC Filing  
8/8/2016David A WittwerInsiderSell109,791$30.62$3,361,800.42View SEC Filing  
6/29/2016Scott H WilliamsonSVPSell13,146$28.58$375,712.68View SEC Filing  
6/10/2016Clarence A DavisDirectorSell1,400$28.24$39,536.00View SEC Filing  
3/31/2016David A WittwerInsiderSell52,800$29.90$1,578,720.00View SEC Filing  
3/22/2016Clarence A DavisDirectorSell1,000$28.67$28,670.00View SEC Filing  
12/14/2015Prudence E CarlsonDirectorSell1,385$26.15$36,217.75View SEC Filing  
11/3/2015Kurt B. ThausVPSell41,454$29.89$1,239,060.06View SEC Filing  
9/22/2015Mitchell H SaranowDirectorSell4,000$25.97$103,880.00View SEC Filing  
8/27/2015Prudence E CarlsonDirectorSell1,775$27.80$49,345.00View SEC Filing  
6/19/2015Joseph R HanleySVPSell34,200$29.46$1,007,532.00View SEC Filing  
5/27/2015Douglas D ShumaSVPSell3,623$29.83$108,074.09View SEC Filing  
5/22/2015Clarence A DavisDirectorSell2,140$29.46$63,044.40View SEC Filing  
5/18/2015David A WittwerInsiderSell100,000$30.16$3,016,000.00View SEC Filing  
3/31/2015Donald C NebergallDirectorSell14,000$24.81$347,340.00View SEC Filing  
3/6/2015Prudence E CarlsonDirectorSell3,277$25.31$82,940.87View SEC Filing  
12/22/2014David A WittwerInsiderSell10,000$24.83$248,300.00View SEC Filing  
11/13/2014Kurt B ThausVPSell2,368$25.96$61,473.28View SEC Filing  
11/5/2014Kenneth R MeyersDirectorSell14,000$25.64$358,960.00View SEC Filing  
8/29/2014Clarence A DavisDirectorSell627$26.05$16,333.35View SEC Filing  
5/29/2014Prudence E CarlsonDirectorSell3,266$27.13$88,606.58View SEC Filing  
5/22/2014Clarence A DavisDirectorSell2,050$26.77$54,878.50View SEC Filing  
11/18/2013Douglas ShumaSVPSell59,547$29.57$1,760,804.79View SEC Filing  
11/5/2013Mitchell H SaranowDirectorSell8,200$30.46$249,772.00View SEC Filing  
9/24/2013David WittwerInsiderSell10,000$29.47$294,700.00View SEC Filing  
8/8/2013Joseph HanleySVPSell4,881$29.13$142,183.53View SEC Filing  
8/7/2013Prudence CarlsonDirectorSell3,492$29.07$101,512.44View SEC Filing  
6/4/2013Clarence A DavisDirectorSell2,186$22.87$49,993.82View SEC Filing  
5/30/2013Prudence E CarlsonDirectorSell1,937$23.20$44,938.40View SEC Filing  
12/27/2012Kurt B ThausVPSell2,400$22.34$53,616.00View SEC Filing  
12/26/2012Scott H WilliamsonSVPSell22,845$22.85$522,008.25View SEC Filing  
(Data available from 1/1/2013 forward)

Headlines

Latest Headlines for Telephone and Data Systems (NYSE:TDS)
DateHeadline
zacks.com logoTelephone and Data Systems (TDS): Earnings Preview for Q4 (NYSE:TDS)
www.zacks.com - February 22 at 10:16 AM
News IconDoes Telephone and Data Systems Inc (TDS) Need To Improve Its Financial Condition? (NYSE:TDS)
simplywall.st - February 20 at 8:38 AM
tmcnet.com logoTDS and U.S. Cellular to release fourth quarter operating … (NYSE:TDS)
www.tmcnet.com - February 19 at 8:39 AM
News IconTDS Telecom: To expand, improve broadband to more than 35,000 locations in Wisconsin (NYSE:TDS)
www.wisbusiness.com - February 17 at 7:08 PM
biz.yahoo.com logoTELEPHONE & DATA SYSTEMS INC /DE/ Files SEC form 8-K, Entry into a Material Definitive Agreement, Creation of a Direc (NYSE:TDS)
biz.yahoo.com - February 16 at 8:00 PM
capitalcube.com logoTelephone & Data Systems, Inc. – Value Analysis (NYSE:TDS) : February 8, 2017 (NYSE:TDS)
www.capitalcube.com - February 9 at 6:03 AM
capitalcube.com logoTelephone & Data Systems, Inc. breached its 50 day moving average in a Bearish Manner : TDS-US : February 7, 2017 (NYSE:TDS)
www.capitalcube.com - February 8 at 7:17 AM
News IconInterLinx Communications acquired by TDS (NYSE:TDS)
www.financial-news.co.uk - February 4 at 3:51 AM
us.rd.yahoo.com logo10:01 am Telephone & Data subsidiary completes the acquisition of Interlinx Communications; terms not disclosed (NYSE:TDS)
us.rd.yahoo.com - February 3 at 6:12 AM
News IconTDS Acquires St. George-Based InterLinx Communications (NYSE:TDS)
www.utahbusiness.com - February 2 at 5:52 AM
realistinvestor.com logoDeferred Tax Assets Of Telephone and Data Systems, Inc. (NYSE:TDS) At $98.343 Millions (NYSE:TDS)
www.realistinvestor.com - February 2 at 5:52 AM
capitalcube.com logoTelephone & Data Systems, Inc. : TDS-US: Dividend Analysis : December 16th, 2016 (record date) : By the numbers : February 1, 2017 (NYSE:TDS)
www.capitalcube.com - February 2 at 5:52 AM
live-pr.com logo"Telephone and Data Systems, Inc. - Strategy, SWOT and Corporate Finance Report" Published (NYSE:TDS)
www.live-pr.com - January 28 at 6:53 AM
4-traders.com logoTelephone & Data : TDS elects to receive $75.1 million annually from FCC's Alternative Connect America Cost Model (NYSE:TDS)
www.4-traders.com - January 26 at 6:17 AM
finance.yahoo.com logoTDS elects to receive $75.1 million annually from FCC's Alternative Connect America Cost Model (NYSE:TDS)
finance.yahoo.com - January 26 at 6:17 AM
finance.yahoo.com logo11:01 am Telephone & Data will receive approximately $75.1 million a year for the next 10 years from the FCC's Alternative Connect America Cost Model (NYSE:TDS)
finance.yahoo.com - January 26 at 6:17 AM
biz.yahoo.com logoTELEPHONE & DATA SYSTEMS INC /DE/ Files SEC form 8-K, Other Events, Financial Statements and Exhibits (NYSE:TDS)
biz.yahoo.com - January 26 at 6:17 AM
News IconOneNeck Connect Now Available for Des Moines Area Businesses (NYSE:TDS)
enterpriseapps.itbusinessnet.com - January 21 at 3:09 AM
4-traders.com logoTDS Telecommunications : Mandatory ten-digit dialing takes effect Feb. 11 in New York’s 315 area code (NYSE:TDS)
www.4-traders.com - January 20 at 7:04 AM
realistinvestor.com logoQuarterly Deferred Tax Assets Of Telephone and Data Systems, Inc. (NYSE:TDS) At $98.343 Millions (NYSE:TDS)
www.realistinvestor.com - January 20 at 7:04 AM
News IconOneNeck IT Solutions Earns EUU.S. Privacy Shield Framework Compliance (NYSE:TDS)
itbusinessnet.com - January 17 at 10:46 AM
News IconQuick action by OneNeck helps St. Charles connect two new medical facilities to data center in Bend, Ore. (NYSE:TDS)
www.pressreleasepoint.com - January 12 at 11:54 PM
realistinvestor.com logoTelephone and Data Systems, Inc. (NYSE:TDS) Accounts Payable Is $366 For The ... (NYSE:TDS)
www.realistinvestor.com - January 6 at 3:19 PM
publicnow.com logoTDS names Dr. Daniel DeWitt senior vice president of human resources (NYSE:TDS)
www.publicnow.com - January 5 at 6:59 AM
nasdaq.com logoTelephone & Data Systems (TDS) Passes Through 2% Yield Mark (NYSE:TDS)
www.nasdaq.com - December 29 at 8:06 PM
4-traders.com logoTelephone & Data : TDS and U.S. Cellular to Present at Citi Conference (NYSE:TDS)
www.4-traders.com - December 24 at 1:55 AM
finance.yahoo.com logoTelephone & Data Systems: View Solid, Voice Revenues Soft (NYSE:TDS)
finance.yahoo.com - December 23 at 8:54 PM
finance.yahoo.com logoTDS and U.S. Cellular to Present at Citi Conference (NYSE:TDS)
finance.yahoo.com - December 23 at 8:54 PM
finance.yahoo.com logoU.S. Cellular: Strategies Strong, Stock Lags Industry Mark (NYSE:TDS)
finance.yahoo.com - December 19 at 10:48 AM
finance.yahoo.com logoU.S. Cellular and Ericsson Complete 5G Trials in Wisconsin (NYSE:TDS)
finance.yahoo.com - December 19 at 10:48 AM
nasdaq.com logoTelephone and Data Systems, Inc. (TDS) Ex-Dividend Date Scheduled for December ... (NYSE:TDS)
www.nasdaq.com - December 15 at 1:27 AM
News IconIs Telephone & Data Systems, Inc. (TDS) a Good Stock to Buy? (NYSE:TDS)
feedproxy.google.com - December 13 at 1:01 PM
News IconOneNeck IT Solutions Receives US West Area Service Partner of the Year Award From Cisco (NYSE:TDS)
enterpriseapps.itbusinessnet.com - December 8 at 8:00 AM
nasdaq.com logoTDS Makes Bullish Cross Above Critical Moving Average (NYSE:TDS)
www.nasdaq.com - December 7 at 7:58 PM
finance.yahoo.com logoOneNeck IT Solutions Receives US West Area - Service Partner of the Year Award From Cisco (NYSE:TDS)
finance.yahoo.com - December 6 at 7:46 PM
4-traders.com logoTelephone & Data : TDS announces fourth quarter 2016 dividend (NYSE:TDS)
www.4-traders.com - November 22 at 12:34 PM
seekingalpha.com logoTelephone and Data Systems declares $0.148 dividend (NYSE:TDS)
seekingalpha.com - November 22 at 12:34 PM
publicnow.com logoTDS announces fourth quarter 2016 dividend (NYSE:TDS)
www.publicnow.com - November 22 at 12:34 PM
News IconTDS acquires InterLinx Communications in Southern Utah (NYSE:TDS)
utahpulse.com - November 21 at 8:20 PM
News IconTDS to Purchase InterLinx (NYSE:TDS)
www.telecomsignaling.com - November 19 at 10:16 AM
finance.yahoo.com logoTelephone and Data Systems (TDS) Arm Takes Over InterLinx (NYSE:TDS)
finance.yahoo.com - November 16 at 11:42 AM
finance.yahoo.com logoOregon's SAIF Chooses OneNeck(R) IT Solutions to Manage Disaster Recovery Solution (NYSE:TDS)
finance.yahoo.com - November 16 at 11:42 AM
finance.yahoo.com logoTELEPHONE & DATA SYSTEMS INC /DE/ Financials (NYSE:TDS)
finance.yahoo.com - November 15 at 8:38 PM
feeds.reuters.com logoBRIEF-Telephone and Data Systems buys Interlinx Communications (NYSE:TDS)
feeds.reuters.com - November 15 at 1:24 PM
publicnow.com logoTDS® acquires InterLinx Communications in Southern Utah (NYSE:TDS)
www.publicnow.com - November 15 at 11:37 AM
capitalcube.com logoTelephone & Data Systems, Inc. :TDS-US: Earnings Analysis: Q3, 2016 By the Numbers : November 8, 2016 (NYSE:TDS)
www.capitalcube.com - November 8 at 12:03 PM
finance.yahoo.com logoUnited States Cellular (USM) Q3 Earnings Lag, View Intact (NYSE:TDS)
finance.yahoo.com - November 7 at 11:58 AM
finance.yahoo.com logoTelephone & Data Systems (TDS) Misses on Earnings in Q3 (NYSE:TDS)
finance.yahoo.com - November 7 at 11:58 AM
seekingalpha.com logoTelephone and Data Systems, Inc. 2016 Q3 - Results - Earnings Call Slides (NYSE:TDS)
seekingalpha.com - November 6 at 10:31 AM
finance.yahoo.com logoEdited Transcript of TDS earnings conference call or presentation 4-Nov-16 2:30pm GMT (NYSE:TDS)
finance.yahoo.com - November 5 at 10:00 AM

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What is Telephone and Data Systems' stock symbol?

Telephone and Data Systems trades on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) under the ticker symbol "TDS."

How often does Telephone and Data Systems pay dividends? What is the dividend yield for Telephone and Data Systems?

Telephone and Data Systems declared a quarterly dividend on Tuesday, November 22nd. Shareholders of record on Friday, December 16th will be given a dividend of $0.148 per share on Thursday, December 29th. This represents a $0.59 annualized dividend and a yield of 1.81%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Wednesday, December 14th.

Where is Telephone and Data Systems' stock going? Where will Telephone and Data Systems' stock price be in 2017?

2 analysts have issued 1-year price targets for Telephone and Data Systems' stock. Their forecasts range from $38.00 to $38.00. On average, they anticipate Telephone and Data Systems' stock price to reach $38.00 in the next year.

When will Telephone and Data Systems announce their earnings?

Telephone and Data Systems is scheduled to release their next quarterly earnings announcement on Friday, February, 24th 2017.

Who owns Telephone and Data Systems stock?

Telephone and Data Systems' stock is owned by many different of retail and institutional investors. Top institutional shareholders include State Street Corp (6.26%), Dimensional Fund Advisors LP (5.27%), Gamco Investors INC. ET AL (3.16%), Gabelli Funds LLC (2.61%), Renaissance Technologies LLC (2.59%) and FMR LLC (1.96%). Company insiders that own Telephone and Data Systems stock include Clarence A Davis, David A Wittwer, Donald C Nebergall, Douglas D Shuma, Joseph R Hanley, Kenneth R Meyers, Kurt B Thaus, Mitchell H Saranow, Peter L Sereda, Prudence E Carlson and Scott H Williamson.

Who sold Telephone and Data Systems stock? Who is selling Telephone and Data Systems stock?

Telephone and Data Systems' stock was sold by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including FMR LLC, AQR Capital Management LLC, GSA Capital Partners LLP, Pinnacle Associates Ltd., Gamco Investors INC. ET AL, Employees Retirement System of Texas, State Street Corp and Martingale Asset Management L P. Company insiders that have sold Telephone and Data Systems stock in the last year include Clarence A Davis, David A Wittwer, Douglas D Shuma, Kenneth R Meyers, Peter L Sereda and Scott H Williamson.

Who bought Telephone and Data Systems stock? Who is buying Telephone and Data Systems stock?

Telephone and Data Systems' stock was acquired by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Renaissance Technologies LLC, Russell Investments Group Ltd., Guggenheim Capital LLC, Allianz Asset Management AG, Dimensional Fund Advisors LP, Two Sigma Investments LP, NN Investment Partners Holdings N.V. and Elkfork Partners LLC.

How do I buy Telephone and Data Systems stock?

Shares of Telephone and Data Systems can be purchased through any online brokerage account. Popular online brokerages include Vanguard Brokerage Services, TD Ameritrade, E*TRADE, Scottrade, Fidelity and Charles Schwab.

How much does a share of Telephone and Data Systems stock cost?

One share of Telephone and Data Systems stock can currently be purchased for approximately $32.72.

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Dividend Payments by Quarter for Telephone and Data Systems (NYSE:TDS)

Last Updated on 2/24/2017 by MarketBeat.com Staff