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NYSE:TDS

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$19.95
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(As of 03/5/2021 12:00 AM ET)
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$18.85
Now: $19.95
$19.99
50-Day Range
$17.89
MA: $19.67
$20.85
52-Week Range
$14.05
Now: $19.95
$24.50
Volume1.52 million shs
Average Volume1.19 million shs
Market Capitalization$2.28 billion
P/E Ratio10.45
Dividend Yield3.67%
Beta1.17

Competitors

Telephone and Data Systems (NYSE:TDS) Vs. PHI, TIMB, KT, TKC, VG, and SHEN

Should you be buying TDS stock or one of its competitors? Companies in the industry of "telephone communication, except radio" are considered alternatives and competitors to Telephone and Data Systems, including PLDT (PHI), TIM (TIMB), KT (KT), Turkcell Iletisim Hizmetleri A.S. (TKC), Vonage (VG), and Shenandoah Telecommunications (SHEN).

PLDT (NYSE:PHI) and Telephone and Data Systems (NYSE:TDS) are both mid-cap computer and technology companies, but which is the better investment? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their risk, analyst recommendations, dividends, valuation, profitability, earnings and institutional ownership.

Profitability

This table compares PLDT and Telephone and Data Systems' net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net MarginsReturn on EquityReturn on Assets
PLDT14.72%22.98%4.91%
Telephone and Data Systems4.32%4.08%2.00%

Analyst Recommendations

This is a summary of recent ratings for PLDT and Telephone and Data Systems, as reported by MarketBeat.com.

Sell RatingsHold RatingsBuy RatingsStrong Buy RatingsRating Score
PLDT00403.00
Telephone and Data Systems01313.00

Telephone and Data Systems has a consensus price target of $29.10, indicating a potential upside of 45.86%. Given Telephone and Data Systems' higher possible upside, analysts plainly believe Telephone and Data Systems is more favorable than PLDT.

Volatility and Risk

PLDT has a beta of 0.34, indicating that its stock price is 66% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Telephone and Data Systems has a beta of 1.17, indicating that its stock price is 17% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Dividends

PLDT pays an annual dividend of $1.05 per share and has a dividend yield of 3.9%. Telephone and Data Systems pays an annual dividend of $0.68 per share and has a dividend yield of 3.4%. PLDT pays out 46.1% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. Telephone and Data Systems pays out 66.0% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. Both companies have healthy payout ratios and should be able to cover their dividend payments with earnings for the next several years. PLDT has increased its dividend for 1 consecutive years and Telephone and Data Systems has increased its dividend for 1 consecutive years. PLDT is clearly the better dividend stock, given its higher yield and lower payout ratio.

Insider and Institutional Ownership

3.2% of PLDT shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 42.0% of Telephone and Data Systems shares are owned by institutional investors. 14.5% of Telephone and Data Systems shares are owned by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, large money managers and endowments believe a company will outperform the market over the long term.

Earnings & Valuation

This table compares PLDT and Telephone and Data Systems' top-line revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross RevenuePrice/Sales RatioNet IncomeEarnings Per SharePrice/Earnings Ratio
PLDT$3.32 billion1.75$434.65 million$2.2811.79
Telephone and Data Systems$5.18 billion0.44$121 million$1.0319.37

PLDT has higher earnings, but lower revenue than Telephone and Data Systems. PLDT is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than Telephone and Data Systems, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.

Summary

PLDT beats Telephone and Data Systems on 10 of the 16 factors compared between the two stocks.

TIM (NYSE:TIMB) and Telephone and Data Systems (NYSE:TDS) are both mid-cap computer and technology companies, but which is the better investment? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their risk, analyst recommendations, dividends, valuation, profitability, earnings and institutional ownership.

Profitability

This table compares TIM and Telephone and Data Systems' net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net MarginsReturn on EquityReturn on Assets
TIM10.51%8.28%4.67%
Telephone and Data Systems4.32%4.08%2.00%

Analyst Recommendations

This is a summary of recent ratings for TIM and Telephone and Data Systems, as reported by MarketBeat.com.

Sell RatingsHold RatingsBuy RatingsStrong Buy RatingsRating Score
TIM01102.50
Telephone and Data Systems01313.00

Telephone and Data Systems has a consensus price target of $29.10, indicating a potential upside of 45.86%. Given Telephone and Data Systems' stronger consensus rating and higher possible upside, analysts plainly believe Telephone and Data Systems is more favorable than TIM.

Volatility and Risk

TIM has a beta of 1.01, indicating that its stock price is 1% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Telephone and Data Systems has a beta of 1.17, indicating that its stock price is 17% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Dividends

TIM pays an annual dividend of $0.14 per share and has a dividend yield of 1.2%. Telephone and Data Systems pays an annual dividend of $0.68 per share and has a dividend yield of 3.4%. TIM pays out 13.6% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. Telephone and Data Systems pays out 66.0% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. Both companies have healthy payout ratios and should be able to cover their dividend payments with earnings for the next several years. Telephone and Data Systems has increased its dividend for 1 consecutive years. Telephone and Data Systems is clearly the better dividend stock, given its higher yield and longer track record of dividend growth.

Insider and Institutional Ownership

6.9% of TIM shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 42.0% of Telephone and Data Systems shares are owned by institutional investors. 14.5% of Telephone and Data Systems shares are owned by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, large money managers and endowments believe a company will outperform the market over the long term.

Earnings & Valuation

This table compares TIM and Telephone and Data Systems' top-line revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross RevenuePrice/Sales RatioNet IncomeEarnings Per SharePrice/Earnings Ratio
TIM$4.22 billion1.36$917.85 million$1.0311.51
Telephone and Data Systems$5.18 billion0.44$121 million$1.0319.37

TIM has higher earnings, but lower revenue than Telephone and Data Systems. TIM is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than Telephone and Data Systems, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.

Summary

Telephone and Data Systems beats TIM on 10 of the 17 factors compared between the two stocks.

KT (NYSE:KT) and Telephone and Data Systems (NYSE:TDS) are both mid-cap computer and technology companies, but which is the better investment? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their risk, analyst recommendations, dividends, valuation, profitability, earnings and institutional ownership.

Profitability

This table compares KT and Telephone and Data Systems' net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net MarginsReturn on EquityReturn on Assets
KTN/AN/AN/A
Telephone and Data Systems4.32%4.08%2.00%

Analyst Recommendations

This is a summary of recent ratings for KT and Telephone and Data Systems, as reported by MarketBeat.com.

Sell RatingsHold RatingsBuy RatingsStrong Buy RatingsRating Score
KT01002.00
Telephone and Data Systems01313.00

Telephone and Data Systems has a consensus price target of $29.10, indicating a potential upside of 45.86%. Given Telephone and Data Systems' stronger consensus rating and higher possible upside, analysts plainly believe Telephone and Data Systems is more favorable than KT.

Volatility & Risk

KT has a beta of 0.84, indicating that its share price is 16% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Telephone and Data Systems has a beta of 1.17, indicating that its share price is 17% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Insider and Institutional Ownership

26.2% of KT shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 42.0% of Telephone and Data Systems shares are held by institutional investors. 1.0% of KT shares are held by company insiders. Comparatively, 14.5% of Telephone and Data Systems shares are held by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, hedge funds and large money managers believe a company will outperform the market over the long term.

Valuation & Earnings

This table compares KT and Telephone and Data Systems' revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross RevenuePrice/Sales RatioNet IncomeEarnings Per SharePrice/Earnings Ratio
KT$20.72 billion0.28$519.29 million$1.0710.87
Telephone and Data Systems$5.18 billion0.44$121 million$1.0319.37

KT has higher revenue and earnings than Telephone and Data Systems. KT is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than Telephone and Data Systems, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.

Summary

Telephone and Data Systems beats KT on 11 of the 15 factors compared between the two stocks.

Turkcell Iletisim Hizmetleri A.S. (NYSE:TKC) and Telephone and Data Systems (NYSE:TDS) are both mid-cap computer and technology companies, but which is the better investment? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their risk, analyst recommendations, dividends, valuation, profitability, earnings and institutional ownership.

Earnings & Valuation

This table compares Turkcell Iletisim Hizmetleri A.S. and Telephone and Data Systems' top-line revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross RevenuePrice/Sales RatioNet IncomeEarnings Per SharePrice/Earnings Ratio
Turkcell Iletisim Hizmetleri A.S.$3.75 billion1.29$571.06 million$0.4113.41
Telephone and Data Systems$5.18 billion0.44$121 million$1.0319.37

Turkcell Iletisim Hizmetleri A.S. has higher earnings, but lower revenue than Telephone and Data Systems. Turkcell Iletisim Hizmetleri A.S. is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than Telephone and Data Systems, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.

Dividends

Turkcell Iletisim Hizmetleri A.S. pays an annual dividend of $0.08 per share and has a dividend yield of 1.5%. Telephone and Data Systems pays an annual dividend of $0.68 per share and has a dividend yield of 3.4%. Turkcell Iletisim Hizmetleri A.S. pays out 19.5% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. Telephone and Data Systems pays out 66.0% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. Both companies have healthy payout ratios and should be able to cover their dividend payments with earnings for the next several years. Telephone and Data Systems has increased its dividend for 1 consecutive years. Telephone and Data Systems is clearly the better dividend stock, given its higher yield and longer track record of dividend growth.

Profitability

This table compares Turkcell Iletisim Hizmetleri A.S. and Telephone and Data Systems' net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net MarginsReturn on EquityReturn on Assets
Turkcell Iletisim Hizmetleri A.S.13.11%18.96%7.66%
Telephone and Data Systems4.32%4.08%2.00%

Volatility and Risk

Turkcell Iletisim Hizmetleri A.S. has a beta of 0.61, indicating that its stock price is 39% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Telephone and Data Systems has a beta of 1.17, indicating that its stock price is 17% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a summary of recent ratings for Turkcell Iletisim Hizmetleri A.S. and Telephone and Data Systems, as reported by MarketBeat.com.

Sell RatingsHold RatingsBuy RatingsStrong Buy RatingsRating Score
Turkcell Iletisim Hizmetleri A.S.02202.50
Telephone and Data Systems01313.00

Telephone and Data Systems has a consensus price target of $29.10, indicating a potential upside of 45.86%. Given Telephone and Data Systems' stronger consensus rating and higher possible upside, analysts plainly believe Telephone and Data Systems is more favorable than Turkcell Iletisim Hizmetleri A.S..

Insider and Institutional Ownership

2.9% of Turkcell Iletisim Hizmetleri A.S. shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 42.0% of Telephone and Data Systems shares are owned by institutional investors. 14.5% of Telephone and Data Systems shares are owned by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, large money managers and endowments believe a company will outperform the market over the long term.

Summary

Telephone and Data Systems beats Turkcell Iletisim Hizmetleri A.S. on 12 of the 18 factors compared between the two stocks.

Vonage (NASDAQ:VG) and Telephone and Data Systems (NYSE:TDS) are both mid-cap computer and technology companies, but which is the better investment? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their risk, analyst recommendations, profitability, dividends, institutional ownership, earnings and valuation.

Valuation and Earnings

This table compares Vonage and Telephone and Data Systems' revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross RevenuePrice/Sales RatioNet IncomeEarnings Per SharePrice/Earnings Ratio
Vonage$1.19 billion2.61$-19,480,000.00$0.1965.68
Telephone and Data Systems$5.18 billion0.44$121 million$1.0319.37

Telephone and Data Systems has higher revenue and earnings than Vonage. Telephone and Data Systems is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than Vonage, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.

Profitability

This table compares Vonage and Telephone and Data Systems' net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net MarginsReturn on EquityReturn on Assets
Vonage-1.99%9.76%3.99%
Telephone and Data Systems4.32%4.08%2.00%

Risk and Volatility

Vonage has a beta of 0.62, indicating that its stock price is 38% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Telephone and Data Systems has a beta of 1.17, indicating that its stock price is 17% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Analyst Ratings

This is a summary of recent recommendations and price targets for Vonage and Telephone and Data Systems, as provided by MarketBeat.

Sell RatingsHold RatingsBuy RatingsStrong Buy RatingsRating Score
Vonage04702.64
Telephone and Data Systems01313.00

Vonage presently has a consensus price target of $13.95, indicating a potential upside of 11.78%. Telephone and Data Systems has a consensus price target of $29.10, indicating a potential upside of 45.86%. Given Telephone and Data Systems' stronger consensus rating and higher possible upside, analysts clearly believe Telephone and Data Systems is more favorable than Vonage.

Insider & Institutional Ownership

89.8% of Vonage shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 42.0% of Telephone and Data Systems shares are held by institutional investors. 6.5% of Vonage shares are held by company insiders. Comparatively, 14.5% of Telephone and Data Systems shares are held by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, endowments and hedge funds believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.

Summary

Telephone and Data Systems beats Vonage on 10 of the 15 factors compared between the two stocks.

Shenandoah Telecommunications (NASDAQ:SHEN) and Telephone and Data Systems (NYSE:TDS) are both mid-cap utilities companies, but which is the better investment? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their risk, analyst recommendations, profitability, dividends, institutional ownership, earnings and valuation.

Earnings and Valuation

This table compares Shenandoah Telecommunications and Telephone and Data Systems' top-line revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross RevenuePrice/Sales RatioNet IncomeEarnings Per SharePrice/Earnings Ratio
Shenandoah Telecommunications$633.91 million3.78$54.94 million$1.1043.57
Telephone and Data Systems$5.18 billion0.44$121 million$1.0319.37

Telephone and Data Systems has higher revenue and earnings than Shenandoah Telecommunications. Telephone and Data Systems is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than Shenandoah Telecommunications, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.

Dividends

Shenandoah Telecommunications pays an annual dividend of $0.34 per share and has a dividend yield of 0.7%. Telephone and Data Systems pays an annual dividend of $0.68 per share and has a dividend yield of 3.4%. Shenandoah Telecommunications pays out 30.9% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. Telephone and Data Systems pays out 66.0% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. Both companies have healthy payout ratios and should be able to cover their dividend payments with earnings for the next several years. Telephone and Data Systems has increased its dividend for 1 consecutive years. Telephone and Data Systems is clearly the better dividend stock, given its higher yield and longer track record of dividend growth.

Profitability

This table compares Shenandoah Telecommunications and Telephone and Data Systems' net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net MarginsReturn on EquityReturn on Assets
Shenandoah Telecommunications16.88%11.44%3.03%
Telephone and Data Systems4.32%4.08%2.00%

Risk & Volatility

Shenandoah Telecommunications has a beta of 0.33, meaning that its share price is 67% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Telephone and Data Systems has a beta of 1.17, meaning that its share price is 17% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Analyst Ratings

This is a summary of recent recommendations and price targets for Shenandoah Telecommunications and Telephone and Data Systems, as provided by MarketBeat.

Sell RatingsHold RatingsBuy RatingsStrong Buy RatingsRating Score
Shenandoah Telecommunications03002.00
Telephone and Data Systems01313.00

Shenandoah Telecommunications presently has a consensus price target of $49.50, indicating a potential upside of 3.28%. Telephone and Data Systems has a consensus price target of $29.10, indicating a potential upside of 45.86%. Given Telephone and Data Systems' stronger consensus rating and higher possible upside, analysts clearly believe Telephone and Data Systems is more favorable than Shenandoah Telecommunications.

Insider and Institutional Ownership

53.4% of Shenandoah Telecommunications shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 42.0% of Telephone and Data Systems shares are held by institutional investors. 4.3% of Shenandoah Telecommunications shares are held by company insiders. Comparatively, 14.5% of Telephone and Data Systems shares are held by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, large money managers and hedge funds believe a company will outperform the market over the long term.

Summary

Telephone and Data Systems beats Shenandoah Telecommunications on 10 of the 18 factors compared between the two stocks.


Telephone and Data Systems Competitors List

Competitor NameCompetitor BTM RankCompetitor PriceCompetitor Price ChangeCompetitor Market CapCompetitor RevenueCompetitor P/E RatioCompetitor Indicator(s)
PLDT logo
PHI
PLDT
1.3$26.88+4.1%$5.81 billion$3.32 billion11.34Increase in Short Interest
News Coverage
Gap Up
TIM logo
TIMB
TIM
1.4$11.86+2.7%$5.74 billion$4.22 billion13.95Analyst Upgrade
Gap Up
KT logo
KT
KT
0.8$11.63+0.9%$5.70 billion$20.72 billion10.87News Coverage
Turkcell Iletisim Hizmetleri A.S. logo
TKC
Turkcell Iletisim Hizmetleri A.S.
1.6$5.50+1.6%$4.84 billion$3.75 billion8.59Decrease in Short Interest
News Coverage
Vonage logo
VG
Vonage
1.2$12.48+1.7%$3.11 billion$1.19 billion-124.79Analyst Report
Unusual Options Activity
Gap Down
Shenandoah Telecommunications logo
SHEN
Shenandoah Telecommunications
1.5$47.93+6.6%$2.39 billion$633.91 million26.34Analyst Downgrade
Gap Up
Telecom Argentina logo
TEO
Telecom Argentina
1.8$5.46+1.8%$2.35 billion$4.00 billion18.83News Coverage
Gap Down
The Liberty Braves Group logo
BATRK
The Liberty Braves Group
1.0$29.77+1.6%$1.22 billion$476 million-10.23
ATN International logo
ATNI
ATN International
1.4$49.88+3.3%$792.99 million$438.72 million-249.40Analyst Downgrade
Cincinnati Bell logo
CBB
Cincinnati Bell
1.0$15.29+0.1%$778.40 million$1.54 billion-9.56
Anterix logo
ATEX
Anterix
1.5$43.01+2.1%$756.37 million$1.56 million0.00
IDT logo
IDT
IDT
0.9$18.94+15.6%$483.20 million$1.35 billion15.78High Trading Volume
Gap Up
Consolidated Communications logo
CNSL
Consolidated Communications
1.5$6.06+8.6%$480.03 million$1.34 billion11.43Gap Up
Atento logo
ATTO
Atento
0.8$22.06+2.9%$330.86 million$1.71 billion-5.80Earnings Announcement
Analyst Report
Analyst Revision
News Coverage
Alaska Communications Systems Group logo
ALSK
Alaska Communications Systems Group
1.1$3.29+0.9%$178.00 million$231.69 million19.35Upcoming Earnings
News Coverage
Crexendo logo
CXDO
Crexendo
1.6$6.28+5.1%$112.81 million$14.44 million104.68Upcoming Earnings
Increase in Short Interest
News Coverage
Gap Up
GTT Communications logo
GTT
GTT Communications
1.8$1.78+4.5%$104.70 million$1.73 billion-0.63Upcoming Earnings
Analyst Upgrade
News Coverage
Otelco logo
OTEL
Otelco
0.8$11.56+0.1%$39.44 million$62.77 million5.78
This page was last updated on 3/7/2021 by MarketBeat.com Staff

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