Based on the aggregated intelligence of 170,000-plus investors participating in Motley Fool CAPS, the Fool's free investing community, Turkish telecom provider Turkcell Iletisim Hizmetleri
With that in mind, let's take a closer look at Turkcell's business and see what CAPS investors are saying about the stock right now.
|Headquarters (Founded)||Istanbul, Turkey (1993)|
|Market Cap||$12.7 billion|
|Industry||Wireless telecom services|
|Trailing-12-Month Revenue||$5.98 billion|
CEO Sureyya Ciliv (since 2007)
CFO Serkan Okandan (since 2005)
|Return on Equity (Average, Past 3 Years)||23%|
|Cash/Debt||$3.31 billion / $1.84 billion|
Sources: Capital IQ (a division of Standard & Poor's) and Motley Fool CAPS.
On CAPS, 98% of the 873 members who have rated Turkcell say the stock will outperform the S&P 500 going forward. These bulls include All-Star tenmiles, who is ranked in the top 0.05% of our community, and euroazn.
Late last month, tenmiles tapped Turkcell as a rather timely bargain pick: "Near term headlines with turmoil in mideast and regional economies ... attractive dividend, significant FCF -- likely market beater on a total return basis for those with 3-5 year horizon."
Currently, Turkcell even sports a cheapish forward P/E of 9.3. That represents a slight discount to other large telecom plays like Vodafone (9.8), AT&T
CAPS member euroazn elaborates on the opportunity:
Another one of my favorites. [Turkcell] is great. First of all, it's a great way to allocate into emerging markets. Second of all, on a bottom-up basis, it's a great company. It has the majority market share in Turkey, and is priced fairly with a low P/E of about ten and an extraordinarily high dividend yield of about 4%. The recent plunge made the stock undervalued.
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