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.
Billy Kawasaki’s Insights - Billy’s most-liked answers from 5i Research. A mix of BCE and Telus is probably a good choice for exposure in the telco space. They should be able to pass inflation on to the end customer. They should also increase distributions to shareholders to offset inflation. Unlock Premium - Try 5i Free
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.
Expensive. Premium to peers. Wireless is a great place to be. Nearing end of capital deployment for fibre, so will have more free cash. Tentacles into agriculture and health. Quality name. Trades at 24x 2023, growing at 15%, so it works. Dividend works. Benefits from world opening up. Great stock for a dividend play.
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.
(A Top Pick Dec 29/20, Up 76%) Believed entire sector was cheap and Roger's purchase of business was a bonus. Good dividend yield and grow opportunities for the sector.
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.
It's very competitive in telecoms in Canada, where they other are doing better than Rogers. Netflix's streaming is also impacting Rogers. He's holding onto the other Canadian telcos (unnamed).
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.
Very cheap compared to peers. Challenge now is national expansion clarity. A cosy little monopoly in Quebec, but how will they compete against the big boys? Company wants to return capital to shareholders, which means share buybacks and dividend increases. You can buy a bit if it gets to $29-30, but don't expect it to…
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.
Company caught in "value trap" where stock price looks cheap, however earnings disappoint and stock price continues to go down. Not much growth going forward and believes dividend must be cut. Believes a communication services company rather than a tech stock. Advises not to buy stock.
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.
A head-scratcher. Attractive dividend as a bond proxy. A buy at these levels for income. Undervalued. If you're looking for growth, this isn't the one for you.
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 pays a large dividend, so it's attractive to dividend investors. However, the share price has tumbled recently which cancels that out. VZ has some legs in terms of capital, because they're involved in the 5G roll-out, but competition will eat into margins, namely AT&T but they cut their own dividend. In this environment, he…
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…