Based on the aggregated intelligence of 180,000-plus investors participating in Motley Fool CAPS, the Fool's free investing community, Spanish telecom giant Telefonica
With that in mind, let's take a closer look at Telefonica's business and see what CAPS investors are saying about the stock right now.
|Headquarters (founded)||Madrid (1924)|
|Market Cap||$56.6 billion|
|Industry||Integrated telecom services|
|Trailing-12-Month Revenue||$80.9 billion|
|Management||Chairman/CEO Cesareo Izuel
COO Julio Lopez
|Return on Equity (average, past 3 years)||29.9%|
|Cash/Debt||$10.1 billion / $85.2 billion|
Sources: S&P Capital IQ and Motley Fool CAPS.
On CAPS, 97% of the 1,084 members who have rated Telefonica believe the stock will outperform the S&P 500 going forward.
[Telefonica] is currently being punished for the Euro crisis and in particular Spain's current recession. Even with a further reduction (but hopefully not) of their dividend, it will only add to the [share price] increase going forward. [Latin American] exposure ... will add to their rise. Great low to buy into now, with the bonus of a great [dividend].
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