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

Telephone and Data Systems, Inc. Common Shares (TDS): $16.06

0.27 (+1.71%)

POWR Rating

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  • Value is the dimension where TDS ranks best; there it ranks ahead of 70.86% of US stocks.
  • TDS's strongest trending metric is Momentum; it's been moving up over the last 179 days.
  • TDS ranks lowest in Growth; there it ranks in the 13th percentile.

TDS Stock Summary

  • With a one year PEG ratio of 954.57, 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 96.69% of US stocks.
  • The price/operating cash flow metric for Telephone & Data Systems Inc is higher than only 6.12% of stocks in our set with a positive cash flow.
  • Telephone & Data Systems Inc's shareholder yield -- a measure of how much capital is returned to stockholders via dividends and buybacks -- is 30.97%, greater than the shareholder yield of 94.68% of stocks in our set.
  • Stocks with similar financial metrics, market capitalization, and price volatility to Telephone & Data Systems Inc are PRI, INDB, OGS, SFBC, and PB.
  • 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

    Its 4 year net income to common stockholders growth rate is now at 61.21%.
  • Its 5 year revenue growth rate is now at 0.22%.
  • The 2 year revenue growth rate now stands at 2.94%.
Over the past 34 months, TDS's revenue has gone up $188,000,000.

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
2021-12-31 5,329 1,103 117
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

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 $16.06 52-week high $23.52
Prev. close $15.79 52-week low $15.04
Day low $15.70 Volume 659,900
Day high $16.12 Avg. volume 980,854
50-day MA $17.30 Dividend yield 4.48%
200-day MA $18.93 Market Cap 1.84B

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) Will Pay A Larger Dividend Than Last Year At US$0.18

The board of Telephone and Data Systems, Inc. ( NYSE:TDS ) has announced that it will be increasing its dividend by...

Yahoo | February 21, 2022

Shareholders in Telephone and Data Systems (NYSE:TDS) are in the red if they invested three years ago

As an investor its worth striving to ensure your overall portfolio beats the market average. But in any portfolio...

Yahoo | February 18, 2022

Telephone and Data Systems' (TDS) Q4 Earnings Beat Estimates

Telephone and Data Systems' (TDS) fourth-quarter 2021 results reflect growth in the TDS Telecom business.

Yahoo | February 18, 2022

Telephone & Data Systems (TDS) Tops Q4 Earnings and Revenue Estimates

TDS (TDS) delivered earnings and revenue surprises of 175% and 0.78%, respectively, for the quarter ended December 2021. Do the numbers hold clues to what lies ahead for the stock?

Yahoo | February 17, 2022

TDS announces first quarter 2022 dividends

The board of directors of Telephone and Data Systems, Inc. (NYSE: TDS), a leading provider of telecommunications services, has declared first quarter 2022 dividends on its Common Shares, Series A Common Shares, Series UU Preferred Shares and Series VV Preferred Shares payable on March 31, 2022, to holders of record on March 15, 2022.

Yahoo | February 17, 2022

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TDS Price Returns

1-mo -3.79%
3-mo -16.83%
6-mo -18.62%
1-year N/A
3-year -43.74%
5-year -33.24%
YTD -18.58%
2021 12.04%
2020 -24.32%
2019 -19.98%
2018 19.58%
2017 -1.46%

TDS Dividends

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Continue Researching TDS

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