Is Vodafone a Winner or a Loser?

E = Equity to Debt Ratio Is Normal            

The debt-to-equity ratio for Vodafone is normal and stronger than the industry average of 0.80. The balance sheet is in negative territory, but operating cash flow is $18.69 billion.

Debt-To-Equity

Cash

Long-Term Debt

VOD

0.50

$12.23 Billion

$57.09 Billion

VZ

0.61

$3.56 Billion

$51.99 Billion

T

0.75

$4.87 Billion

$69.84 Billion

 

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T = Technicals on the Stock Chart Are Weak      

Over a one-year timeframe, Vodafone has performed poorly in a strong market. This is rarely a good sign for near-future potential. And momentum hasn’t improved as of late. Year-to-date, Vodafone has underperformed Verizon and AT&T (NYSE:T). Of these three companies, AT&T offers the most impressive dividend yield at 5 percent. Verizon yields 4.50 percent. Vodafone yields 4.10 percent.

1 Month

Year-To-Date

1 Year

3 Year

VOD

-9.12%

-2.34%

-4.44%

37.42%

VZ

8.09%

7.83%

26.72%

87.15%

T

4.35%

6.67%

23.10%

69.73%

 

At $24.55, Vodafone is currently trading below all its averages.

50-Day   SMA

26.08

100-Day   SMA

26.53

200-Day   SMA

27.37

 

E = Earnings Have Been Steady                   

Earnings have been steady yet unspectacular on an annual basis.

2008

2009

2010

2011

2012

Revenue   ($)in   billions

71.42

70.63

70.98

71.40

74.09

Diluted   EPS ($)

2.50

0.89

2.60

2.30

2.17

 

Unfortunately, we don’t have the quarterly information for the last five quarters. However, much of the information in the Catalyst section referred to the last quarter’s results.

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