Telephone and Data Systems, Inc. Common Shares (TDS): Price and Financial Metrics

Telephone and Data Systems, Inc. Common Shares (TDS): $6.80

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Industry: Telecom - Domestic




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TDS Price/Volume Stats

Current price $6.80 52-week high $17.98
Prev. close $6.73 52-week low $6.60
Day low $6.69 Volume 1,537,500
Day high $6.90 Avg. volume 2,313,583
50-day MA $9.24 Dividend yield 11%
200-day MA $12.13 Market Cap 765.50M

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  • Value is the dimension where TDS ranks best; there it ranks ahead of 53.78% of US stocks.
  • TDS's strongest trending metric is Stability; it's been moving down over the last 179 days.
  • TDS ranks lowest in Sentiment; there it ranks in the 1st percentile.

TDS Stock Summary

  • TELEPHONE & DATA SYSTEMS INC's stock had its IPO on September 18, 1991, making it an older stock than 85.07% of US equities in our set.
  • Price to trailing twelve month operating cash flow for TDS is currently 0.97, higher than just 4.5% of US stocks with positive operating cash flow.
  • With a price/sales ratio of 0.15, TELEPHONE & DATA SYSTEMS INC has a higher such ratio than just 4.21% of stocks in our set.
  • Stocks with similar financial metrics, market capitalization, and price volatility to TELEPHONE & DATA SYSTEMS INC are MTW, LXEH, BH, APEI, and ANTE.
  • Visit TDS's SEC page to see the company's official filings. To visit the company's web site, go to

TDS Valuation Summary

  • TDS's EV/EBIT ratio is 24.2; this is 10.5% higher than that of the median Communication Services stock.
  • TDS's price/earnings ratio has moved down 10.8 over the prior 243 months.

Below are key valuation metrics over time for TDS.

Stock Date P/S P/B P/E EV/EBIT
TDS 2023-05-19 0.1 0.1 -13.5 24.2
TDS 2023-05-18 0.1 0.1 -13.5 24.1
TDS 2023-05-17 0.1 0.1 -13.9 24.2
TDS 2023-05-16 0.1 0.1 -13.5 24.2
TDS 2023-05-15 0.2 0.1 -14.2 24.3
TDS 2023-05-12 0.2 0.1 -14.4 24.4

TDS Growth Metrics

    Its 5 year revenue growth rate is now at 1.55%.
  • The 3 year cash and equivalents growth rate now stands at -42.75%.
  • Its 4 year price growth rate is now at -28.55%.
TDS's revenue has moved up $234,000,000 over the prior 34 months.

The table below shows TDS's growth in key financial areas (numbers in millions of US dollars).

Date Revenue Operating Cash Flow Net Income to Common Stock
2022-12-31 5,413 1,155 -7
2022-09-30 5,428 1,141 49
2022-06-30 5,364 1,356 102
2022-03-31 5,326 1,319 104
2021-12-31 5,329 1,103 117
2021-09-30 5,333 1,229 119

TDS's Quality Factors

The “Quality” component of the POWR Ratings focuses on 31 different factors of a companies fundamentals and operational strength. Here are some key insights as we drill into the specifics of these quality attributes.
  • TDS has a Quality Grade of D, ranking ahead of 18.23% of graded US stocks.
  • TDS's asset turnover comes in at 0.421 -- ranking 28th of 64 Communication stocks.
  • USM, VZ, and CXDO are the stocks whose asset turnover ratios are most correlated with TDS.

The table below shows TDS's key quality metrics over time.

Period Asset Turnover Gross Margin ROIC
2021-06-30 0.421 0.538 0.039
2021-03-31 0.431 0.544 0.041
2020-12-31 0.450 0.549 0.040
2020-09-30 0.464 0.554 0.040
2020-06-30 0.474 0.552 0.036
2020-03-31 0.478 0.550 0.034

TDS Price Target

For more insight on analysts targets of TDS, see our TDS price target page. And for a list of of all stocks sorted by upside potential based on analyst target price, see our Top Price Target page.

Average Price Target $30.63 Average Broker Recommendation 1.5 (Moderate Buy)

Telephone and Data Systems, Inc. Common Shares (TDS) Company Bio

Telephone & Data Systems provides wireless, wireline, cable, and hosted and managed services in the United States. The company was founded in 1968 and is based in Chicago, Illinois.

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Latest TDS News From Around the Web

Below are the latest news stories about TELEPHONE & DATA SYSTEMS INC that investors may wish to consider to help them evaluate TDS as an investment opportunity.

TDS announces second quarter 2023 dividends

The board of directors of Telephone and Data Systems, Inc. (NYSE: TDS), a leading provider of telecommunications services, has declared second quarter 2023 dividends on its Common Shares, Series A Common Shares, Series UU Preferred Shares and Series VV Preferred Shares payable on June 30, 2023, to holders of record on June 15, 2023.

Yahoo | May 19, 2023

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Yahoo | May 17, 2023

TDS and UScellular to present at 51st Annual J.P. Morgan Global Technology, Media & Communications Conference

Telephone and Data Systems, Inc. (NYSE: TDS) and United States Cellular Corporation (NYSE: USM) will present at the 51st Annual J.P. Morgan Global Technology, Media & Communications Conference on May 23, 2023 at 3:15 pm Eastern Daylight Time (EDT). LeRoy T. Carlson, Jr., president and CEO of TDS; Vicki L. Villacrez, executive vice president and chief financial officer of TDS; and Colleen Thompson, vice president – corporate relations of TDS will attend. The presentation will be webcast both live

Yahoo | May 16, 2023

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Telephone and Data Systems, Inc. [NYSE: TDS] and United States Cellular Corporation [NYSE: USM] announce the following webcasts:

Yahoo | May 11, 2023

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TDS Price Returns

1-mo -31.93%
3-mo -42.09%
6-mo -32.43%
1-year -59.35%
3-year -62.38%
5-year -68.46%
YTD -34.03%
2022 -45.27%
2021 12.04%
2020 -24.32%
2019 -19.98%
2018 19.58%

TDS Dividends

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