Telefonica SA (TEF) Releases Quarterly Earnings Results, Misses Expectations By $0.05 EPS

Telefonica SA (NYSE:TEF) posted its earnings results on Thursday, October 26th. The utilities provider reported $0.18 EPS for the quarter, missing analysts’ consensus estimates of $0.23 by ($0.05), MarketWatch Earnings reports. The company had revenue of $14.98 billion during the quarter. Telefonica SA had a return on equity of 29.25% and a net margin of 4.95%.

Telefonica SA (NYSE:TEF) traded down $0.06 during trading hours on Friday, reaching $10.03. 1,173,900 shares of the company’s stock were exchanged, compared to its average volume of 1,322,726. The firm has a market cap of $50,831.45, a P/E ratio of 5.94 and a beta of 1.31. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 1.79, a current ratio of 0.67 and a quick ratio of 0.62. Telefonica SA has a twelve month low of $8.15 and a twelve month high of $11.64.

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A number of research analysts have recently commented on the stock. Barclays PLC raised shares of Telefonica SA from an “underweight” rating to an “equal weight” rating in a report on Friday, October 20th. Zacks Investment Research downgraded Telefonica SA from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Wednesday, October 18th. Berenberg Bank raised Telefonica SA from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a research note on Wednesday, September 27th. J P Morgan Chase & Co downgraded Telefonica SA from an “overweight” rating to a “neutral” rating in a research note on Tuesday, September 5th. Finally, Citigroup Inc. reaffirmed a “buy” rating on shares of Telefonica SA in a research note on Monday, September 4th. Six investment analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and seven have given a buy rating to the company’s stock. Telefonica SA currently has a consensus rating of “Buy” and a consensus target price of $11.07.

About Telefonica SA

Telefonica, SA is an integrated and diversified telecommunications group operating in Europe and Latin America. The Company’s services and products include Mobile business, Fixed-line telephony business and Digital services. Its segments include Telefonica Spain, Telefonica Brazil, Telefonica Germany, Telefonica United Kingdom and Telefonica Hispanoamerica (formed by the Company’s operators in Argentina, Chile, Peru, Colombia, Mexico, Venezuela and Central America, Ecuador and Uruguay).

Earnings History for Telefonica SA (NYSE:TEF)

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