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

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

Today's Latest Price: $18.67 USD

0.66 (-3.41%)

Updated Sep 23 4:00pm

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Overall POWR Rating

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Industry Rank:

Ranked of 24 in Telecom - Domestic

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TDS Stock Summary

  • Telephone & Data Systems Inc's stock had its IPO on September 18, 1991, making it an older stock than 82.94% of US equities in our set.
  • Price to trailing twelve month operating cash flow for TDS is currently 1.8, higher than just 11.85% of US stocks with positive operating cash flow.
  • TDS's price/sales ratio is 0.43; that's higher than the P/S ratio of just 16.17% of US stocks.
  • Stocks that are quantitatively similar to TDS, based on their financial statements, market capitalization, and price volatility, are USM, CR, ALSK, PRI, and EVC.
  • TDS's SEC filings can be seen here. And to visit Telephone & Data Systems Inc's official web site, go to
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TDS Price/Volume Stats

Current price $18.67 52-week high $26.84
Prev. close $19.33 52-week low $14.05
Day low $18.64 Volume 699,817
Day high $19.38 Avg. volume 800,720
50-day MA $21.49 Dividend yield 3.52%
200-day MA $20.98 Market Cap 2.13B

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.

TDS Price Forecast Based on DCF Valuation

Current PriceDCF Fair Value Target: Forecasted Gain:
$18.67$8.91 -54%

We started the process of determining a valid price forecast for Telephone & Data Systems Inc with a discounted cash flow analysis -- the results of which can be found in the table below. To summarize, we found that Telephone & Data Systems Inc ranked in the 27th percentile in terms of potential gain offered. We should note, though, that all scenearios modelled for this stock suggest it is overvalued. The most interesting components of our discounted cash flow analysis for Telephone & Data Systems Inc ended up being:

  • As a business, TDS is generating more cash flow than only 20.91% of positive cash flow stocks in the Communication Services.
  • 38% of the company's capital comes from equity, which is greater than just 19.4% of stocks in our cash flow based forecasting set.
  • The business' balance sheet suggests that 62% of the company's capital is sourced from debt; this is greater than 80.56% of the free cash flow producing stocks we're observing.

Terminal Growth Rate in Free Cash FlowReturn Relative to Current Share Price

OTEL, SJR, ATNI, CXDO, and GSAT can be thought of as valuation peers to TDS, in the sense that they are in the Communication Services sector and have a similar price forecast based on DCF valuation.

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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.

Why Is TDS (TDS) Up 16.4% Since Last Earnings Report?

TDS (TDS) reported earnings 30 days ago. What's next for the stock? We take a look at earnings estimates for some clues.

Yahoo | September 5, 2020

Telephone & Data Systems (TDS) Dips More Than Broader Markets: What You Should Know

In the latest trading session, Telephone & Data Systems (TDS) closed at $22.52, marking a -1.4% move from the previous day.

Yahoo | September 4, 2020

United States Cellular Corp.: Their First Baby Bond IPO Since 2015

Introduction United States Cellular Corp.'s (USM) lastly issued baby bond is the 7.25% Senior Notes due 12/1/2064 (UZC) issued in late 2015. Since then, neither USM nor the company that owns it, Telephone and Data Systems (TDS), have issued any exchange-traded fixed-income securities. Now, nearly 5 years later, USM is...

Ilia Iliev on Seeking Alpha | August 22, 2020

TDS and U.S. Cellular present at virtual Morgan Stanley fireside chat

Telephone and Data Systems, Inc. (NYSE: TDS) and United States Cellular Corporation (NYSE: USM) are participating in a fireside chat hosted by Morgan Stanley on August 20, 2020 at 3:30 p.m. EDT (2:30 p.m. CDT). LeRoy T. Carlson Jr., President and CEO – TDS; Douglas W. Chambers, Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer – U.S. Cellular; Vicki L. Villacrez, Senior Vice President of Finance and Chief Financial Officer – TDS Telecom and Jane W. McCahon, Senior Vice President, Corporate Relations – TDS will participate.

Yahoo | August 18, 2020

United States Cellular Corporation -- Moody's assigns Ba1 to US Cellular unsecured notes

Yahoo | August 10, 2020

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TDS Price Returns

1-mo -19.76%
3-mo -4.55%
6-mo 11.54%
1-year -24.34%
3-year -27.35%
5-year -17.86%
YTD -24.59%
2019 -19.98%
2018 19.58%
2017 -1.46%
2016 13.92%
2015 4.71%

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Continue Researching TDS

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Telephone & Data Systems Inc (TDS) Stock Price and Basic Information | MarketWatch

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