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

Telephone and Data Systems, Inc. Common Shares (TDS): $19.75

-0.37 (-1.84%)

POWR Rating

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  • Momentum is the dimension where TDS ranks best; there it ranks ahead of 74.47% of US stocks.
  • The strongest trend for TDS is in Value, which has been heading down over the past 160 days.
  • TDS's current lowest rank is in the Growth metric (where it is better than 6.37% of US stocks).

TDS Stock Summary

  • With a one year PEG ratio of 273.58, Telephone & Data Systems Inc is expected to have a higher PEG ratio (a measure of how expensive a stock is relative to its expected earnings growth) than 90.4% of US stocks.
  • Price to trailing twelve month operating cash flow for TDS is currently 1.88, higher than just 5.64% of US stocks with positive operating cash flow.
  • With a price/sales ratio of 0.43, Telephone & Data Systems Inc has a higher such ratio than only 8.73% of stocks in our set.
  • If you're looking for stocks that are quantitatively similar to Telephone & Data Systems Inc, a group of peers worth examining would be CLH, SYBT, ECOL, CATY, and FMNB.
  • 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 price/sales ratio is 0.4; this is 79.49% lower than that of the median Communication Services stock.
  • TDS's price/earnings ratio has moved up 36.3 over the prior 243 months.
  • Over the past 243 months, TDS's price/earnings ratio has gone up 36.3.

Below are key valuation metrics over time for TDS.

Stock Date P/S P/B P/E EV/EBIT
TDS 2021-09-03 0.4 0.5 14.0 14.7
TDS 2021-09-02 0.4 0.5 13.9 14.6
TDS 2021-09-01 0.4 0.4 13.8 14.6
TDS 2021-08-31 0.4 0.4 13.8 14.6
TDS 2021-08-30 0.4 0.4 13.7 14.5
TDS 2021-08-27 0.4 0.4 13.6 14.5

TDS Growth Metrics

    The year over year net cashflow from operations growth rate now stands at 25.95%.
  • Its year over year price growth rate is now at 27.22%.
  • Its 3 year price growth rate is now at 21.38%.
Over the past 33 months, TDS's revenue has gone up $224,000,000.

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
2021-09-30 5,333 1,229 119
2021-06-30 5,329 1,207 169
2021-03-31 5,281 1,330 214
2020-12-31 5,225 1,532 226
2020-09-30 5,184 1,308 223
2020-06-30 5,181 1,230 163

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)

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TDS Price/Volume Stats

Current price $19.75 52-week high $26.51
Prev. close $20.12 52-week low $17.18
Day low $19.49 Volume 389,080
Day high $20.15 Avg. volume 745,944
50-day MA $19.77 Dividend yield 3.48%
200-day MA $21.43 Market Cap 2.27B

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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Why Telephone and Data Systems, Inc. (NYSE:TDS) Could Be Worth Watching

Telephone and Data Systems, Inc. ( NYSE:TDS ), is not the largest company out there, but it saw a decent share price...

Yahoo | January 11, 2022

TDS and UScellular to present at Citi AppsEconomy Conference

Telephone and Data Systems, Inc. (NYSE: TDS) and United States Cellular Corporation (NYSE: USM) are jointly presenting at Citi's 2022 Virtual AppsEconomy Conference on January 6, 2022 at 11:00 a.m. EST (10:00 a.m. CST). Laurent C. Therivel, President and CEO – UScellular; James W. Butman, President and CEO – TDS Telecom; Colleen Thompson, Vice President, Corporate Relations – TDS; and Jane W. McCahon, Senior Vice President, Corporate Relations – TDS will attend.

Yahoo | December 30, 2021

Telephone and Data Systems, Inc. (NYSE:TDS) Given Average Recommendation of Buy by Analysts

Shares of Telephone and Data Systems, Inc. (NYSE:TDS) have earned a consensus recommendation of Buy from the seven research firms that are covering the firm, MarketBeat Ratings reports. Two equities research analysts have rated the stock with a sell recommendation, three have given a buy recommendation and one has assigned a strong buy recommendation to []

Dakota Financial News | December 19, 2021

Telephone and Data Systems (NYSE:TDS) Shares Gap Up to $19.79

Telephone and Data Systems, Inc. (NYSE:TDS) gapped up before the market opened on Friday . The stock had previously closed at $19.79, but opened at $20.37. Telephone and Data Systems shares last traded at $20.28, with a volume of 1,609 shares traded. A number of brokerages recently weighed in on TDS. Zacks Investment Research cut []

Dakota Financial News | December 17, 2021

Jessica Bartley promoted to Vice President - IT Security and Chief Security and Privacy Officer (CSPO)

Telephone and Data Systems, Inc. (NYSE: TDS) today announced the promotion of Jessica Bartley to Vice President – IT Security and Chief Security and Privacy Officer (CSPO), effective January 2022.

Yahoo | December 14, 2021

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TDS Price Returns

1-mo 1.70%
3-mo 2.09%
6-mo -12.13%
1-year -1.15%
3-year -40.39%
5-year -24.10%
YTD -1.99%
2021 12.04%
2020 -24.32%
2019 -19.98%
2018 19.58%
2017 -1.46%

TDS Dividends

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