Stock Analysis Report

Header cover image

Executive Summary

Telia Company AB (publ) provides communication services in Sweden, Finland, Norway, Denmark, Latvia, Moldova, Lithuania, and Estonia.

Snowflake Analysis

Good value second-rate dividend payer.

Similar Companies

Share Price & News

How has Telia Company's share price performed over time and what events caused price changes?

Latest Share Price and Events

Stable Share Price: TELIA has not had significant price volatility in the past 3 months.

Market Performance

7 Day Return




SE Telecom


SE Market

1 Year Return




SE Telecom


SE Market

Return vs Industry: TELIA underperformed the Swedish Telecom industry which returned -18.1% over the past year.

Return vs Market: TELIA underperformed the Swedish Market which returned 7.5% over the past year.

Shareholder returns

7 Day0.3%0.4%3.7%
30 Day2.8%2.8%0.8%
90 Day-1.5%-0.7%18.8%
1 Year-15.5%-19.8%-14.5%-18.8%9.3%7.7%
3 Year8.2%-8.1%7.6%-8.3%22.3%9.3%
5 Year-9.6%-30.8%-7.6%-29.2%37.8%10.6%

Price Volatility Vs. Market

How volatile is Telia Company's share price compared to the market and industry in the last 5 years?

Simply Wall St News


Is Telia Company 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: TELIA (SEK34.95) is trading below our estimate of fair value (SEK92.94)

Significantly Below Fair Value: TELIA is trading below fair value by more than 20%.

Price To Earnings Ratio

PE vs Industry: TELIA is good value based on its PE Ratio (21.6x) compared to the Telecom industry average (26.4x).

PE vs Market: TELIA is poor value based on its PE Ratio (21.6x) compared to the Swedish market (20.4x).

Price to Earnings Growth Ratio

PEG Ratio: TELIA is poor value based on its PEG Ratio (1.8x)

Price to Book Ratio

PB vs Industry: TELIA is good value based on its PB Ratio (1.6x) compared to the SE Telecom industry average (2.2x).

Next Steps

Future Growth

How is Telia Company forecast to perform in the next 1 to 3 years based on estimates from 20 analysts?


Forecasted annual earnings growth

Earnings and Revenue Growth Forecasts

Analyst Future Growth Forecasts

Earnings vs Savings Rate: TELIA's forecast earnings growth (12.1% per year) is above the savings rate (0.5%).

Earnings vs Market: TELIA's earnings (12.1% per year) are forecast to grow slower than the Swedish market (17.4% per year).

High Growth Earnings: TELIA's earnings are forecast to grow, but not significantly.

Revenue vs Market: TELIA's revenue (0.9% per year) is forecast to grow slower than the Swedish market (6.2% per year).

High Growth Revenue: TELIA's revenue (0.9% per year) is forecast to grow slower than 20% per year.

Earnings per Share Growth Forecasts

Future Return on Equity

Future ROE: TELIA's Return on Equity is forecast to be low in 3 years time (11.4%).

Next Steps

Past Performance

How has Telia Company performed over the past 5 years?


Historical annual earnings growth

Earnings and Revenue History

Quality Earnings: TELIA has high quality earnings.

Growing Profit Margin: TELIA's current net profit margins (7.6%) are lower than last year (11.1%).

Past Earnings Growth Analysis

Earnings Trend: TELIA's earnings have declined by -0.2% per year over the past 5 years.

Accelerating Growth: TELIA's has had negative earnings growth over the past year, so it can't be compared to its 5-year average.

Earnings vs Industry: TELIA had negative earnings growth (-28.8%) over the past year, making it difficult to compare to the Telecom industry average (21.6%).

Return on Equity

High ROE: TELIA's Return on Equity (7.4%) is considered low.

Next Steps

Financial Health

How is Telia Company's financial position?

Financial Position Analysis

Short Term Liabilities: TELIA's short term assets (SEK40.1B) do not cover its short term liabilities (SEK41.5B).

Long Term Liabilities: TELIA's short term assets (SEK40.1B) do not cover its long term liabilities (SEK131.6B).

Debt to Equity History and Analysis

Debt Level: TELIA's debt to equity ratio (115.6%) is considered high.

Reducing Debt: TELIA's debt to equity ratio has increased from 91.8% to 115.6% over the past 5 years.

Debt Coverage: TELIA's debt is well covered by operating cash flow (26.5%).

Interest Coverage: TELIA's interest payments on its debt are well covered by EBIT (3.8x coverage).

Balance Sheet

Next Steps


What is Telia Company current dividend yield, its reliability and sustainability?


Current Dividend Yield

Upcoming Dividend Payment

Dividend Yield vs Market

Notable Dividend: TELIA's dividend (5.15%) is higher than the bottom 25% of dividend payers in the Swedish market (1.61%).

High Dividend: TELIA's dividend (5.15%) is in the top 25% of dividend payers in the Swedish market (5.07%)

Stability and Growth of Payments

Stable Dividend: TELIA's dividend payments have been volatile in the past 10 years.

Growing Dividend: TELIA's dividend payments have fallen over the past 10 years.

Current Payout to Shareholders

Dividend Coverage: With its high payout ratio (111.3%), TELIA's dividend payments are not well covered by earnings.

Future Payout to Shareholders

Future Dividend Coverage: TELIA's dividends in 3 years are forecast to be covered by earnings (85.4% payout ratio).

Next Steps


How experienced are the management team and are they aligned to shareholders interests?


Average management tenure


Allison Kirkby (53yo)



Ms. Allison Kirkby, FCMA, serves as the Chief Executive Officer & President of Telia Company AB (publ) since May 4, 2020. She served as President at TDC A/S and served as its Group Chief Executive Officer  ...

Leadership Team

Christian Luiga
Executive Officer0.17yrkr16.18m0.0024% SEK3.5m
Johan Dennelind
0.83yrkr26.65m0.0058% SEK8.2m
Allison Kirkby
President & CEO0.17yrno datano data
Douglas Lubbe
Acting Chief Financial Officer0.83yrno data0.00055% SEK786.1k
Magnus Zetterberg
Senior VP2.08yrsno datano data
Andreas Joelsson
Head of Investor Relations3.58yrsno datano data
J. Bengtsson
Executive VP6.5yrsno data0.00050% SEK714.7k
Åsa Jamal
Senior VP & Head of Group Communications1.42yrsno data0.000080% SEK114.3k
Cecilia Lundin
Executive VP and Head of People & Brand3.42yrsno data0.000020% SEK28.6k
Andreas Ekström
Head of Mergers & Acquisitions7.33yrsno datano data


Average Tenure


Average Age

Experienced Management: TELIA's management team is not considered experienced ( 1.8 years average tenure), which suggests a new team.

Board Members

Nina Linander
Independent Director7.25yrskr869.00k0.00014% SEK200.1k
Stefan Carlsson
Employee Representative Director10.67yrsno datano data
Rickard Gustafson
Independent Director1.25yrskr478.00k0.00034% SEK486.0k
Olaf Swantee
Independent Director4.25yrskr642.00kno data
Agneta Ahlström
Employee Representative Director12.58yrsno datano data
Ingrid Bonde
Vice-Chair of the Board0.25yrno datano data
Jimmy Maymann
Independent Director2.5yrskr710.00kno data
Anna Settman
Independent Director4.25yrskr642.00kno data
Martin Tivéus
Independent Director2.33yrskr601.00k0.000060% SEK85.8k
Lars-Johan Jarnheimer
Independent Chair of the Board0.67yrkr199.00k0.00025% SEK357.3k


Average Tenure


Average Age

Experienced Board: TELIA's board of directors are considered experienced (3.4 years average tenure).


Who are the major shareholders and have insiders been buying or selling?

Insider Trading Volume

Insider Buying: TELIA insiders have bought more shares than they have sold in the past 3 months.

Recent Insider Transactions

Ownership Breakdown

Dilution of Shares: Shareholders have not been meaningfully diluted in the past year.

Top Shareholders

Company Information

Telia Company AB (publ)'s company bio, employee growth, exchange listings and data sources

Key Information

  • Name: Telia Company AB (publ)
  • Ticker: TELIA
  • Exchange: OM
  • Founded: 1853
  • Industry: Integrated Telecommunication Services
  • Sector: Telecom
  • Market Cap: kr142.933b
  • Shares outstanding: 4.09b
  • Website:

Number of Employees


  • Telia Company AB (publ)
  • Stjärntorget 1
  • Solna
  • Stockholm County
  • 169 94
  • Sweden


TickerExchangePrimary SecuritySecurity TypeCountryCurrencyListed on
TLSN.FOTCPK (Pink Sheets LLC)YesCommon StockUSUSDJun 2000
TELIAOM (OMX Nordic Exchange Stockholm)YesCommon StockSESEKJun 2000
TELIA1HLSE (OMX Nordic Exchange Helsinki)YesCommon StockFIEURJun 2000
0H6XLSE (London Stock Exchange)YesCommon StockGBSEKJun 2000
TLSDB (Deutsche Boerse AG)YesCommon StockDEEURJun 2000
TELIASWX (SIX Swiss Exchange)YesCommon StockCHCHFJun 2000


Telia Company AB (publ) provides communication services in Sweden, Finland, Norway, Denmark, Latvia, Moldova, Lithuania, and Estonia. The company offers mobile, broadband, television, and fixed-line services to businesses, individuals, families, and communities. It also provides contact center, Internet of Things (IoT), hosting, managed Wi-Fi, and cloud and security services; data center and infrastructure services; IP-network solutions and system integration services; and financing solutions. In addition, the company owns and operates fiber backbones. The company markets its products and services under the Telia, Halebop, OneCall, MyCall, Phonero, Get, TDC, Call me, Telia Latvija, Telia Finance, DataInfo, Diil, Okarte, Telia Cloudy, Mit Tele, Cygate, Lmt, Amigo, Ezys, and Moldcell brands. It has 16.7 million mobile subscriptions, 1.5 million fixed voice subscriptions, 2.9 million fixed broadband subscriptions, 3.1 million TV subscriptions, and 2.4 million M2M subscriptions. The company was formerly known as TeliaSonera AB (publ) and changed its name to Telia Company AB (publ) in April 2016. Telia Company AB (publ) was founded in 1853 and is headquartered in Solna, Sweden. 

Company Analysis and Financial Data Status

All financial data provided by Standard & Poor's Capital IQ.
DataLast Updated (UTC time)
Company Analysis2020/07/07 20:49
End of Day Share Price2020/07/07 00:00
Annual Earnings2019/12/31

Unless specified all financial data is based on a yearly period but updated quarterly. This is known as Trailing Twelve Month (TTM) or Last Twelve Month (LTM) Data. Learn more here.