Top Telecommunications Companies Preparing for 5G Rollout
The telecommunications sector is composed of companies that provide communication through wired and wireless infrastructure. Some companies are considered both income and growth stocks, due to their strong performance, regulatory protection and good dividends.
The latest generation of cellular mobile communications, 5G, is rolling out, and these companies are preparing to offer high data rate, reduced latency, cost savings and energy saving. Innovations like this contribute to the growth and success of the industry.
Furthermore, telecommunications is considered a defensive stock, as the demand remains steady in times of economic stress and subscription plans give a stable source of revenue.
BCE Inc. (BCE-T)
The holding company for Bell Canada group. They’re almost done their fibre to home that will give them more market share. BCE is the dominant player in this space and they pay a 5.5% dividends. They are well managed and are considered a good defensive stock that will weather a recession.
Apple vs. BCE for income Certainly, BCE generates income (he owns it), despite minimal revenue growth, though it's well-run. 5G may give it a bump. Pays a super yield. You don't buy Apple for income (the yield is low), but rather it's a growth company. The two stocks are yin-and-yang, but offer good diversity in…
Telus Corp (T-T)
One of the three big Canadian telecom company. They beat subscriber growth and reduced churn in Q4. They’ve increased dividends by 7% and is projected to increase. They have invested in data and are increasing their free cash flow.
Best in class for margins, growth, cashflow generation. Premium multiple. Take profits. If you like 5G and increase in data consumption, you're better to buy the tower operators like AMT, CCI, and SBAC. All 3 are down on the year, but growth profiles are robust.
Shaw Communication (B) (SJR.B-T)
A Canadian telecommunications company that has extensive fibre optic network that provides telephone, internet, tv, and mobile services. They are expected to get get a good market share of 5G. They pay a 4% monthly yield.
No real clarity yet on the takeover. Frustrating. Rock solid. Free cashflow generator, solid dividend. Long term, it would be harder for them to carry on as a standalone company.
Rogers Communications (B) (RCI.B-T)
A telecom leader that also owns media. They pay a good dividends that is expected to be increased. I has organic growth and some say the media assets are undervalued. They have the largest wireless network in Canada and is considered a defensive growth name.
Does not own shares in company. Believes Shaw deal will go through & will be good for shareholders. High quality infrastructure assets. Good time to be buying with recent market selloff.
Quebecor Inc (B) (QBR.B-T)
A Quebec based communications company that has seen earning growth of over 20%. The growth has been exponential and the company is managed well. Their main area served is limited to Quebec, and are investing in their network.
Defensive telecom and cable. Regional. Dominant cable operator. New cell phone competitor with 21% market share, but the fastest growing. Small sports/entertainment division. No commodity exposure and minimal wage inflation, as it's capital- and tech-intensive. Strong balance sheet. Interesting reinvestment catalysts out of Rogers-Shaw deal. Yield is 4.11%. (Analysts’ price target is $35.31)
Telefonica S.A. (TEF-N)
An international telecommunications company based in Spain. Revenues rose in 2018, and they are expecting a 2% organic in revenue. They sold their mobile communications assets in some central American countries back in February.
It's a telecom, which is the worst industry to ever invest in. Telecoms are being swept into the new communication industry which will also include media, cable and internet search. The telecom industry will cease to exist. He's not intersted in telecoms at all. It's crazy. He once paid for long-distance calls; now, they're giving…
One fo the oldest telecommunications company. They have consistently raised dividends for the past 30 years and own 1/3 of the wireless market share in the U.S. They are considered lower risk than their European counterpart.
It has disappointed shareholders. It tried to branch into the content business by buying large companies and then letting them go without much explanation. It also cut back its dividend. Verizon is higher quality.
AMERICA MOVIL, S.A.B. DE C.V. (AMX-N)
A Mexican telecommunications corporation that is the fourth largest mobile network operator. Their share price jumped following their acquisition of Nextel’s Brazil operation giving them a strong position in Latin America.
(A Top Pick June 5/07. Down 8%.) Largest cellular company in Mexico. Their capacity utilization of the network is superior to many other global ones. Very Bullish on this stock.
Vodafone Group PLC (VOD-Q)
The United Kingdom’s largest telecom company that offers voice, broadband and data services. Most of their business is in Europe. Due to them being a UK-based company, Brexit talks have negatively affected this stock. They are facing big capital expenditures with 5G but their dividends are considered safe.
Does not own stock. Europe not presenting good telecom investments. Inflation & negative European interest rates not good for company. Waiting to see funds flow into defensive space. Longer term, may be a good investment.
Verizon Communications (VZ-N)
They are the largest telecommunications company in the U.S. and operates internationally. They pay an attractive dividends of 4.2% and their balance sheet looks good. 5G infrastructure will make it a good long term story.
It beat revenues and met earnings today, but shares are falling today. Trades at an 11x PE. Revenues will grow at 9%. Really likes it. Now is the time to buy. Market sentiment today is to blame.
T-Mobile US (TMUS-Q)
They recently launched their home internet pilot in the US for rural and underserved markets.. They are seeking a merger with Sprint on the grounds that wireless telecommunications and cable are coming together. If this goes through, it could see major upsides.
Great network and pricing. Service is good. A favourite of the cool crowd in New York. Will grow slowly and pay a nice dividend.
Sprint Nextel (S-N)
A U.S. telecommunications holding company. They just announced a merger with T-Mobile, and its consolidation is seen positively by experts. Sprint does not pay a dividend.
Just announced a merger with T-Mobile (TMUS-Q). Telecom has been an industry under pressure for a long time, and we are starting to see smaller players consolidate to cut costs. These are investments you want to hold, only to milk the cash flows remaining in them. The saturation level of smart phones is pretty high.…
China Mobile Hong Kong (CHL-N)
A Chinese state-owned telecommunication company. They have grown their dividends reliably. There is still growth opportunity in China but it’s still a mature business. They have a good balance sheet and is a good long-term investment.
You need to ask your financial institution as to what you can do with your ADR holdings, now that Trump black listed some Chinese stocks. It is not a great thing that happened here. This stock still trades in Hong Kong. It's been a giant disappointment. It would make sense for it to do well…