Based on the aggregated intelligence of 170,000-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||$117.5 billion|
|Industry||Integrated telecom services|
|Trailing-12-Month Revenue||$90.9 billion|
CEO Cesareo Izuel (since 2000)
CFO Santiago Valbuena (since 2002)
|Return on Equity (Average, Past 3 Years)||36.4%|
Sources: Capital IQ (a division of Standard & Poor's) and Motley Fool CAPS.
Earlier this year, SlowAndSteady123 tapped the stock as tempting income opportunity: "Europe's crisis won't ultimately affect Telefonica to a great degree, which will continue to grow in Latin America. ... Plus, the dividend is great."
Currently, Telefonica even sports a cheapish price-to-cash flow of 5.2. That represents a discount to other foreign telecom stocks like Vodafone (7.4), American Movil (9.0), and China Mobile
CAPS member alzbeta elaborates on the Telefonica bull case:
This Spanish stock is not as closely tied to the national economy as many, but has been beaten down by the flight of capital from Spain due to their fiscal difficulties. I think Spain will weather the economic storm with difficulty, and companies like Telefonica, who have half their income coming from South America, will do better than the average Spanish company.
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