Why France Telecom Is Ready to Rebound

Based on the aggregated intelligence of 180,000-plus investors participating in Motley Fool CAPS, the Fool's free investing community, French telecommunications giant France Telecom (NYSE: ORAN  ) has earned a respected four-star ranking.

With that in mind, let's take a closer look at France Telecom and see what CAPS investors are saying about the stock right now.

France Telecom facts

Headquarters (founded)

Paris (1990)

Market Cap

$30.6 billion

Industry

Integrated telecom services

Trailing-12-Month Revenue

$57.7 billion

Management

Chairman/CEO Stephane Richard

CFO Gervais Pellissier

Return on Equity (average, past 3 years)

10.9%

Cash/Debt

$9.6 billion / $51.3 billion

Dividend Yield

13.4% 

Competitors

Bouygues

Societe Francaise du Radiotelephone

Vodafone Group 

Sources: S&P Capital IQ and Motley Fool CAPS.

On CAPS, 96% of the 859 members who have rated France Telecom believe the stock will outperform the S&P 500 going forward.

Just yesterday, one of those Fools, bccleveland, tapped France Telecom as a particularly attractive income opportunity:

Strong dividend and valuation metrics. Price/Book < 1.0 on a high dividend paying stock that nearly has a monopoly in France. Plus the company is looking to expand, and it has stated that the dividend will be guaranteed for two years.

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