Based on the aggregated intelligence of 170,000-plus investors participating in Motley Fool CAPS, the Fool's free investing community, Israeli wireless provider Cellcom Israel
With that in mind, let's take a closer look at Cellcom's business and see what CAPS investors are saying about the stock right now.
|Headquarters (Founded)||Netanya, Israel (1994)|
|Market Cap||$3.2 billion|
|Trailing-12-Month Revenue||$1.84 billion|
|Management||CEO Amos Shapira (since 2005)
CFO Yaacov Heen (since 2009)
|Return on Capital (Average, Past 3 Years)||23.2%|
|Cash/Debt||$278.5 million / $1.22 billion|
Sources: Capital IQ (a division of Standard & Poor's) and Motley Fool CAPS.
Less than two months ago , auriolus touched on Cellcom's solid fundamentals: "Great ROE record, stable margin growth, last Q/Q highlights: revenues up, net income up, EBITDA up ... Looks like guys in [Cellcom] know what they're doing and this co. is a great long term play."
Cellcom's enviable competitive position continues to support its four-star CAPS status. While Israel's mature wireless industry doesn't offer the most attractive of growth prospects, Cellcom's dominant market share -- Cellcom, Partner, and Pelephone each own about one third of the market -- allows it to generate consistent outsized profits. In fact, Cellcom's three-year average operating margin (16.9%) is right up there with fierce rival Apple's
The company is innovative in the use of new platforms & the selling of new services, albeit in a small market with high mobile usage penetration. As the population of Israel grows more & more young people take to new technology in a matter of factual way like a duck taking to water & [Cellcom] is the mobile market leader.
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