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.
This is a low hanging fruit that has low risk but has good upside potential with dividend. They will benefit from their network updates and 5G. There will be consolidation with Rogers and Shaw which will help their business. You will get a nice dividend. A great all weather stock. (Analysts’ price target is $60.09)
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.
(A Top Pick Apr 15/20, Up 19%) Saw there was a thirst for data. They were levered to agriculture, Telus International and health. A reopening trade for roam and travel. Risk-reward was good. Still thinks it works and likes it.
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.
They participate in the spread when the deal is announced. Shaw is trading 24% the price Rogers has offered. This is due to the fear of regulatory intervention. Thinks that the real concern is on the wireless side, and this deal works without the wireless side. They can divest Shaw's wireless side and still be…
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.
Billy Kawasaki’s Insights - Billy’s most-liked answers from 5i Research. They have finally gotten Shaw with a very large premium. A big deal at $26B. Regulators will surely be looking at this closely. Shares may come under pressure but they claim $1B in synergies and it should make a successful merger if the regulators allow…
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.
Pre-COVIC, he saw that tech was going to pop, and now the puck is heading to boring value names, like Quebecor. Has an 11% growth rate and trades at 12.6x 2021. Its a very cheap telco and have a lot of cash to return to shareholders and raise the dividend if they wish. Their wireless…
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.
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 Top Pick Jan 13/20, Down 7%) An interesting story when looking at global telcos. Has elevated dividends. Their tower portfolio is being spun out to be monetized. Spinouts in the past have been in the form of dividends. Likes the dividend and acquisitions it has been doing. At these levels, it is a great…
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.
They report Wednesday. Will this stock ever move up? It's stuck and feels more like a bond, than stock. He expects nothing new. He prefers T-Mobil.
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.
An essential 5G play The CEO has made this best in class. The Sprint merger put them on near-equal footing with ATT and Verizon. The new CEO has laid the groundwork for 5G to give TMUS the most widely available 5G network, though Verizon is the fastest. TMUS' 5G range now covers 280 million people.…
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.
Tricky. You can't actually buy it outright, as Trump delisted it on his way out the door. A billion subscribers, growing dividend, a great company. Quite cheap. Up to the Biden administration whether to reinstate it or not.