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||$55.8 billion|
|Industry||Integrated telecom services|
|Trailing-12-Month Revenue||$78.8 billion|
|Management||Chairman/CEO Cesar Alierta
COO Julio Linares
|Return on Equity (average, past 3 years)||33.4%|
|Cash/Debt||$8.4 billion / $84.7 billion|
Sources: S&P Capital IQ and Motley Fool CAPS.
On CAPS, 97% of the 1,086 of the members who have rated Telefonica believe the stock will outperform the S&P 500 going forward.
Just last month, one of those Fools, Gouldberg, succinctly summed up the Telefonica bull case for our community: "If you think Spain will find a way through its debt crisis, [Telefonica] looks to be a good way to bet on the recovery. I liked it at $18, love it at $12. ... Free cash flow looks solid. [Return on Equity] for the last three years was about 30%."
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