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||$85.0 billion|
|Industry||Integrated telecom services|
|Trailing-12-Month Revenue||$86.7 billion|
|Management||Chairman/CEO Cesar Izuel
COO Julio Lopez
|Return on Equity (average, past 3 years)||32.4%|
|Cash/Debt||$7.5 billion / $81.9 billion|
Sources: S&P Capital IQ and Motley Fool CAPS.
Earlier this fall, MajorBob04 highlighted Telefonica as too cheap to pass up: "This is a great company whose stock price is getting hurt by Euro and European financial problems. Long-term they will do very well as they are well entrenched in Latin America as well."
In fact, Telefonica sports a cheapish forward P/E of 8.4. That represents a discount to other telecom giants such as America Movil (11.1), AT&T
CAPS member mwlove elaborates on the bargain oportunity:
More than Spain, Telefonica is big in Latin America, especially with the cellular business. Undervalued, plus a huge dividend at current prices. Europe won't blow up, and Latin America will grow: that's a winning combination.
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