Telephone and Data Systems Stock Analysis, Valuation (NYSE:TDS)

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Telephone and Data Systems
Updated on : Mar 19, 2018
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TDS 28.7 (0%)
S&P 500 2752 (0%)
Closing Price On: Mar 16, 2018
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RATING: ★★★★★★★★★★ (0/5)
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Rating: ★★★★★★★★★★ (0/5)
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TDS Stock Analysis

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Watch the robo advisor video of Telephone and Data Systems stock analysis on Amigobulls. This video puts forward our latest analysis highlighting the pros and cons for TDS stock.

Note: Amigobulls stock rating is our opinion based on the historical performance of the company's fundamentals. It is not indicative of the future performance of the stock.

Telephone & Data Systems, Inc. Stock Rating 2.5/5

Amigobulls TDS stock analysis relies on business fundamentals such as Telephone and Data Systems revenue growth, profits and return on equity measures from the latest quarter 2017 Q3 earnings. Telephone and Data Systems valuation forms a crucial part of our stock analysis. Telephone and Data Systems stock rating is our opinion about the business fundamentals of the company.

Should you buy TDS stock?

  • Telephone and Data Systems has a lower debt burden than its peers in the Utilities sector, with a debt/equity ratio of  0.5.
  • The lower PS ratio 0.6 for TDS stock versus Wireline-National industry average of 1.8 is a positive for the company.

Should you sell TDS stock?

  • Telephone and Data Systems had a low YoY revenue growth of 2.3% in the 2017 Q4.
  • Sales declined by -1.2% annually over the last 5 years.
  • Over the last twelve months, Telephone and Data Systems posted an average operating loss margin of -2.1%.
  • Telephone and Data Systems's Net margins were poor at 3% in the last twelve months.
  • Cash flow from operations is 0.5 times net income which is a negative signal.
  • The TDS stock currently trades at a PE of 51.5, which is expensive, compared to the industry average of 19.6.
  • The company has negative Free Cash Flows (FCF), with a negative FCF margin of -10.1%.

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Amigobulls Telephone and Data Systems stock analysis helps investors in understanding how the company's fundamentals have performed in the last few quarters. The fundamentals of a company are vital to identify long-term investment opportunities.

Telephone and Data Systems revenue growth is an indicator of the demand for a company's products while profit margin is indicative of company's pricing power and pricing strategy. Investors could make use of TDS technical analysis to check whether the fundamental story is reflected in the market sentiment.