Based on the aggregated intelligence of 180,000-plus investors participating in Motley Fool CAPS, the Fool's free investing community, telecommunications company Portugal Telecom
With that in mind, let's take a closer look at Portugal Telecom's business and see what CAPS investors are saying about the stock right now.
Portugal Telecom facts
|Headquarters (founded)||Lisbon, Portugal (1994)|
|Market Cap||$3.9 billion|
|Industry||Integrated telecommunication services|
|Trailing-12-Month Revenue||$8.5 billion|
|Management||CEO Zeinal Bava (since 2008)
CFO Luis de Melo (since 2006)
|Return on Equity (average, past 3 years)||16.7%|
|Cash/Debt||$5.0 billion / $13.6 billion|
Sources: S&P Capital IQ and Motley Fool CAPS.
On CAPS, 94% of the 269 members who have rated Portugal Telecom believe the stock will outperform the S&P 500 going forward.
The market is confused. European telecoms are diversified into non-European markets, and even in Europe they have to continue receiving high revenues (nobody will cancel their cell phones if Greece leaves the Euro, or something like that happens). Portugal would have to see a major depression before [Portugal Telecom] would start losing money.
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