Based on the aggregated intelligence of 170,000-plus investors participating in Motley Fool CAPS, the Fool's free investing community, Indonesian telecommunications giant Telkom Indonesia
With that in mind, let's take a closer look at Telkom's business and see what CAPS investors are saying about the stock right now.
|Headquarters (Founded)||Bandung, Indonesia (1884)|
|Market Cap||$17.5 billion|
|Industry||Foreign telecom services|
|Trailing-12-Month Revenue||$7.89 billion|
President/CEO Rinaldi Firmansyah
CFO Sudiro Asno
|Return on Equity (Average, Past 3 Years)||32.7%|
|Cash/Debt||$1.09 billion / $2.52 billion|
Sources: Capital IQ (a division of Standard & Poor's) and Motley Fool CAPS.
Earlier this year, iamthecountry nicely summed up the bull case for our community: "Mobile phone and data Leader in Indonesia, a high growth sector in a high growth economy."
Telkom even boasts a robust three-year average operating margin of 34.7%. That's higher than that of U.S. counterparts AT&T
CAPS member wpshil78 expands on the Telkom outperform argument:
[S]eems like a good entry point with the most recent interest-rate hike in Indonesia behind us. Check-out Jim Jubak's (MSN) recent article on emerging markets. This might be a good time to buy as major markets seem to be at a plateau, while Asia and South America have underperformed the last 12 months. Plus, they're in a growing sector within a growing economy.
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