Telstra Corporation Limited provides telecommunications and information services to businesses, governments, and individuals in Australia and internationally.
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Fair value with mediocre balance sheet.
Share Price & News
How has Telstra's share price performed over time and what events caused price changes?
Latest Share Price and Events
Stable Share Price: TLS has not had significant price volatility in the past 3 months.
7 Day Return
1 Year Return
Return vs Industry: TLS exceeded the Australian Telecom industry which returned -10.7% over the past year.
Return vs Market: TLS exceeded the Australian Market which returned -22.9% over the past year.
Price Volatility Vs. Market
How volatile is Telstra's share price compared to the market and industry in the last 5 years?
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Is Telstra undervalued compared to its fair value and its price relative to the market?
Undervalued compared to fair value
Share Price vs. Fair Value
Below Fair Value: TLS (A$3.25) is trading below our estimate of fair value (A$4.45)
Significantly Below Fair Value: TLS is trading below fair value by more than 20%.
Price To Earnings Ratio
PE vs Industry: TLS is good value based on its PE Ratio (18.7x) compared to the Telecom industry average (25.6x).
PE vs Market: TLS is poor value based on its PE Ratio (18.7x) compared to the Australian market (12.6x).
Price to Earnings Growth Ratio
PEG Ratio: TLS's earnings are forecast to decline next year, so we can't calculate its PEG ratio.
Price to Book Ratio
PB vs Industry: TLS is overvalued based on its PB Ratio (2.6x) compared to the AU Telecom industry average (1.8x).
How is Telstra forecast to perform in the next 1 to 3 years based on estimates from 12 analysts?
Forecasted annual earnings growth
Earnings and Revenue Growth Forecasts
Analyst Future Growth Forecasts
Earnings vs Savings Rate: TLS's earnings are forecast to decline over the next 3 years (-1.9% per year).
Earnings vs Market: TLS's earnings are forecast to decline over the next 3 years (-1.9% per year).
High Growth Earnings: TLS's earnings are forecast to decline over the next 3 years.
Revenue vs Market: TLS's revenue is expected to decline over the next 3 years (-0.4% per year).
High Growth Revenue: TLS's revenue is forecast to decline over the next 3 years (-0.4% per year).
Earnings per Share Growth Forecasts
Future Return on Equity
Future ROE: TLS's Return on Equity is forecast to be low in 3 years time (12.9%).
How has Telstra performed over the past 5 years?
Historical annual earnings growth
Earnings and Revenue History
Quality Earnings: TLS has a large one-off gain of A$526.0M impacting its December 31 2019 financial results.
Growing Profit Margin: TLS's current net profit margins (8.3%) are lower than last year (12.1%).
Past Earnings Growth Analysis
Earnings Trend: TLS's earnings have declined by -12.1% per year over the past 5 years.
Accelerating Growth: TLS's has had negative earnings growth over the past year, so it can't be compared to its 5-year average.
Earnings vs Industry: TLS had negative earnings growth (-33.8%) over the past year, making it difficult to compare to the Telecom industry average (-8.9%).
Return on Equity
High ROE: TLS's Return on Equity (13.5%) is considered low.
How is Telstra's financial position?
Financial Position Analysis
Short Term Liabilities: TLS's short term assets (A$7.5B) do not cover its short term liabilities (A$10.1B).
Long Term Liabilities: TLS's short term assets (A$7.5B) do not cover its long term liabilities (A$20.1B).
Debt to Equity History and Analysis
Debt Level: TLS's debt to equity ratio (110.8%) is considered high.
Reducing Debt: TLS's debt to equity ratio has reduced from 117.2% to 110.8% over the past 5 years.
Debt Coverage: TLS's debt is well covered by operating cash flow (38.7%).
Interest Coverage: TLS's interest payments on its debt are well covered by EBIT (4.3x coverage).
Inventory Level: TLS has a high level of physical assets or inventory.
Debt Coverage by Assets: TLS's debt is not covered by short term assets (assets are 0.4x debt).
What is Telstra's current dividend yield, its reliability and sustainability?
Current Dividend Yield
Dividend Yield vs Market
Notable Dividend: TLS's dividend (4.92%) is higher than the bottom 25% of dividend payers in the Australian market (3.35%).
High Dividend: TLS's dividend (4.92%) is low compared to the top 25% of dividend payers in the Australian market (8.5%).
Stability and Growth of Payments
Stable Dividend: TLS's dividend payments have been volatile in the past 10 years.
Growing Dividend: TLS's dividend payments have fallen over the past 10 years.
Current Payout to Shareholders
Dividend Coverage: With its reasonable payout ratio (57.7%), TLS's dividend payments are covered by earnings.
Future Payout to Shareholders
Future Dividend Coverage: TLS's dividends in 3 years are forecast to be covered by earnings (89.4% payout ratio).
How experienced are the management team and are they aligned to shareholders interests?
Average management tenure
Andy Penn (56yo)
Mr. Andrew Richard Penn, also known as Andy, MBA (Kingston), AMP (Harvard), BEc, FCCA, HFAIPM has been the Chief Executive Officer, Managing Director and Director of Telstra Corporation Limited since May 1 ...
CEO Compensation Analysis
Compensation vs Market: Andy's total compensation ($USD3.14M) is about average for companies of similar size in the Australian market ($USD4.14M).
Compensation vs Earnings: Andy's compensation has been consistent with company performance over the past year.
|CEO, MD & Director||4.83yrs||AU$5.12m||0.015% A$5.3m|
|CFO and Group Executive of Strategy & Finance||0.67yr||AU$348.00k||0.00030% A$108.4k|
|Group Executive of Transformation||3.58yrs||AU$1.51m||0.00090% A$325.1k|
|Group Executive of Product & Technology||1.33yrs||AU$1.60m||no data|
|Group Executive & CEO of Telstra InfraCo||1.42yrs||AU$2.69m||0.0070% A$2.5m|
|Chief Technology Officer||3yrs||no data||no data|
|Head of Investor Relations||no data||no data||no data|
|Group General Counsel and Acting Group Executive of Legal & Corporate Affairs||no data||no data||no data|
|Head of Communications||no data||no data||no data|
|Managing Director of Voice & Convergence||15yrs||no data||no data|
Experienced Management: TLS's management team is considered experienced (3 years average tenure).
|CEO, MD & Director||4.83yrs||AU$5.12m||0.015% A$5.3m|
|Non Executive Director||5.58yrs||AU$294.00k||0.00084% A$303.4k|
|Non-Executive Director||3.92yrs||AU$284.00k||0.00062% A$224.0k|
|Non-Executive Director||9.58yrs||AU$304.00k||0.0011% A$404.6k|
|Non-Executive Director||1yr||AU$88.00k||0.00063% A$227.6k|
|Chairman of the Board||3.92yrs||AU$779.00k||0.00085% A$307.1k|
|Non-Executive Director||1.83yrs||AU$260.00k||0.00059% A$213.1k|
|Non-Executive Director||1.42yrs||AU$186.00k||0.00062% A$224.0k|
|Non-Executive Director||no data||no data||0.00044% A$158.9k|
|Non-Executive Director||7.83yrs||AU$270.00k||0.0026% A$942.9k|
Experienced Board: TLS's board of directors are considered experienced (3.9 years average tenure).
Who are the major shareholders and have insiders been buying or selling?
Insider Trading Volume
Insider Buying: TLS insiders have bought more shares than they have sold in the past 3 months.
Recent Insider Transactions
Dilution of Shares: Shareholders have not been meaningfully diluted in the past year.
Telstra Corporation Limited's company bio, employee growth, exchange listings and data sources
- Name: Telstra Corporation Limited
- Ticker: TLS
- Exchange: ASX
- Founded: 1901
- Industry: Integrated Telecommunication Services
- Sector: Telecom
- Market Cap: AU$36.125b
- Shares outstanding: 11.88b
- Website: https://www.telstra.com.au
Number of Employees
- Telstra Corporation Limited
- 242 Exhibition Street
- Level 41
|Ticker||Exchange||Primary Security||Security Type||Country||Currency||Listed on|
|TTRA.F||OTCPK (Pink Sheets LLC)||Yes||Ordinary Shares||US||USD||Nov 1997|
|TLS||ASX (Australian Securities Exchange)||Yes||Ordinary Shares||AU||AUD||Nov 1997|
|TLS||NZSE (New Zealand Stock Exchange)||Yes||Ordinary Shares||NZ||NZD||Nov 1997|
|TSTA||DB (Deutsche Boerse AG)||Yes||Ordinary Shares||DE||EUR||Nov 1997|
|TLS||CHIA (Chi-X Australia)||Yes||Ordinary Shares||AU||AUD||Nov 1997|
|TLSY.Y||OTCPK (Pink Sheets LLC)||FINAL ADS EACH REPR 5 ORD SHS NPV||US||USD||Oct 1998|
|TSTD||DB (Deutsche Boerse AG)||FINAL ADS EACH REPR 5 ORD SHS NPV||DE||EUR||Oct 1998|
Telstra Corporation Limited provides telecommunications and information services to businesses, governments, and individuals in Australia and internationally. It operates in four segments: Telstra Consumer and Small Business, Telstra Enterprise, Networks and IT, and Telstra InfraCo. The company offers telecommunication products, services, and solutions across mobiles, fixed and mobile broadband, telephony and Pay TV/IPTV, and digital content; and online self-service capabilities, as well as operates inbound and outbound call centers, owned and licensed Telstra shops, and the Telstra dealership network. It also provides sales and contract management; and product management services for data and Internet protocol networks, mobility services, and network applications and services products, such as managed network, unified communications, cloud, industry solutions, and integrated services and monitoring. In addition, the company engages in the development of industry vertical solutions; planning, design, engineering architecture, and construction of Telstra networks, technology, and information technology solutions; and delivering network technologies. Further, it provides telecommunication products and services through its networks and related support systems to other carriers, carriage service providers, and Internet service providers; access to fixed network infrastructure assets; disconnection services; and network services under the Infrastructure Services Agreement and commercial contracts, as well as holds fixed network infrastructure, including data centers, non-mobiles related domestic fiber, copper, HFC cable, international subsea cables, exchanges, poles, ducts, and pipes. The company was formerly known as Australian and Overseas Telecommunications Corporation Limited and changed its name to Telstra Corporation Limited in April 1993. Telstra Corporation Limited was founded in 1901 and is based in Melbourne, Australia.
Company Analysis and Financial Data Status
|Data||Last Updated (UTC time)|
|Company Analysis||2020/03/30 10:34|
|End of Day Share Price||2020/03/30 00:00|
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