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

Telephone and Data Systems, Inc. Common Shares (TDS): $14.51

0.14 (-0.96%)

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Industry: Telecom - Domestic




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TDS Price/Volume Stats

Current price $14.51 52-week high $21.75
Prev. close $14.65 52-week low $6.43
Day low $14.06 Volume 560,881
Day high $14.85 Avg. volume 1,010,045
50-day MA $18.17 Dividend yield 5.27%
200-day MA $15.02 Market Cap 1.64B

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  • Growth is the dimension where TDS ranks best; there it ranks ahead of 67.01% of US stocks.
  • The strongest trend for TDS is in Growth, which has been heading up over the past 26 weeks.
  • TDS ranks lowest in Sentiment; there it ranks in the 21st percentile.

TDS Stock Summary

  • Price to trailing twelve month operating cash flow for TDS is currently 1.74, higher than only 4.97% of US stocks with positive operating cash flow.
  • With a price/sales ratio of 0.39, TELEPHONE & DATA SYSTEMS INC has a higher such ratio than merely 12.91% of stocks in our set.
  • The volatility of TELEPHONE & DATA SYSTEMS INC's share price is greater than that of 89.3% US stocks with at least 200 days of trading history.
  • If you're looking for stocks that are quantitatively similar to TELEPHONE & DATA SYSTEMS INC, a group of peers worth examining would be VTOL, UGI, MTW, MEI, and ONEW.
  • TDS's SEC filings can be seen here. And to visit TELEPHONE & DATA SYSTEMS INC's official web site, go to

TDS Valuation Summary

  • In comparison to the median Communication Services stock, TDS's price/earnings ratio is 233.71% lower, now standing at -23.8.
  • Over the past 243 months, TDS's EV/EBIT ratio has gone up 3.2.

Below are key valuation metrics over time for TDS.

Stock Date P/S P/B P/E EV/EBIT
TDS 2023-12-29 0.4 0.4 -23.8 25.9
TDS 2023-12-28 0.4 0.4 -24.0 25.9
TDS 2023-12-27 0.4 0.4 -23.5 25.8
TDS 2023-12-26 0.4 0.4 -23.7 25.8
TDS 2023-12-22 0.4 0.4 -23.3 25.7
TDS 2023-12-21 0.4 0.4 -24.1 25.9

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.

Telephone and Data Systems (NYSE:TDS) Has Announced A Dividend Of $0.185

Telephone and Data Systems, Inc.'s ( NYSE:TDS ) investors are due to receive a payment of $0.185 per share on 29th of...

Yahoo | December 13, 2023

Why It Might Not Make Sense To Buy Telephone and Data Systems, Inc. (NYSE:TDS) For Its Upcoming Dividend

Readers hoping to buy Telephone and Data Systems, Inc. ( NYSE:TDS ) for its dividend will need to make their move...

Yahoo | December 9, 2023

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

While Telephone and Data Systems, Inc. ( NYSE:TDS ) might not be the most widely known stock at the moment, it saw a...

Yahoo | December 6, 2023

TDS announces fourth quarter 2023 dividends

The board of directors of Telephone and Data Systems, Inc. (NYSE: TDS), a leading provider of telecommunications services, has declared fourth quarter 2023 dividends on its Common Shares, Series A Common Shares, Series UU Preferred Shares and Series VV Preferred Shares.

Yahoo | December 1, 2023

3 Telecom Stocks at Risk From Senate’s Push to Lower Broadband Costs

Rough waters are ahead for telecom stocks as considering the U.S.

Faizan Farooque on InvestorPlace | November 30, 2023

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TDS Price Returns

1-mo -22.36%
3-mo -23.75%
6-mo -15.80%
1-year 18.57%
3-year -6.98%
5-year -45.67%
YTD -20.93%
2023 86.26%
2022 -45.27%
2021 12.04%
2020 -24.32%
2019 -19.98%

TDS Dividends

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