|Bid||8.490 x 162400|
|Ask||8.550 x 80000|
|Day's range||8.497 - 8.580|
|52-week range||7.610 - 10.630|
|PE ratio (TTM)||17.17|
|Earnings date||22 Feb 2018 - 4 Mar 2018|
|Forward dividend & yield||0.67 (6.27%)|
|1y target est||N/A|
BARCELONA/LONDON (Reuters) - Embattled billionaire Patrick Drahi is shifting the focus at Altice (ATCA.AS), the telecoms and cable group he founded, from acquisitions to debt reduction and customer satisfaction following disappointing third-quarter results. The Franco-Israeli president of Altice made an unexpected appearance at Morgan Stanley's TMT conference in Barcelona on Wednesday to shore up the confidence of investors who have pummelled Altice's stock over the last two weeks. The results showed the group had lost around 75,000 broadband customers in France in the third quarter and its debt had reached 49.6 billion euros (£44.4 billion).
TalkTalk spooked investors with a profit warning and slashed dividend on Wednesday, saying it had added 26,000 customers to its fixed price broadband plans in the second quarter but that winning back market share would hit earnings. Founder Charles Dunstone, who became executive chairman in May, is resetting the business by focusing on customer growth after it lost subscribers last year. TalkTalk competes with BT, Sky (Frankfurt: 893517 - news) and Virgin Media.
Vodafone, the world's second-largest mobile operator, has raised its full-year earnings forecast for the first time in recent history, as customers switch to using more mobile data on their smartphones rather than looking for wifi. The increase came as the company reported a 13 percent rise in first-half adjusted core earnings to 7.4 billion euros ($8.7 billion), comfortably ahead of market forecasts. Vodafone is benefiting from growth in mobile data and higher take-up of its broadband services following heavy investment in both its mobile and fixed-line networks.
Mexico’s telecommunications regulator said on Thursday that billionaire Carlos Slim's America Movil (AMXL.MX) could start charging local rivals for mobile calls to its network for the first time since a 2014 sector reform. The move marked a victory for America Movil, Mexico's dominant telecoms company, which has seen its earnings held back by a zero charge rate. Reuters first reported the IFT regulator planned to vote on reinstating the charges.
As of Sep 30, 2017, total customer access lines of Telefonica SA (TEF) were approximately 339.8431 million, down 1.2% year over year.
The Madrid-based company said it had net income of 18 cents per share. Earnings, adjusted for non-recurring costs, came to 23 cents per share. The telecommunications company posted revenue of $14.98 billion ...
DGAP-News: Telefónica Deutschland Holding AG / Key word(s): 9-month figures/Preliminary Results25.10.2017 / 07:30 The issuer is solely responsible for the content of this announcement.
Mexico's telecommunications regulator is discussing a proposal that would allow billionaire Carlos Slim's America Movil (AMXL.MX) to start charging local rivals again for calls made to clients on its network, according to a document seen by Reuters. Rivals such as AT&T (T.N) and Telefonica (TEF.MC) have been anxiously awaiting new rates since the Supreme Court ruled in August that America Movil should not be barred by law from charging other carriers for calls to its customers. The court found the market regulator, the Federal Institute of Telecommunications (IFT), not legislators, should set the so-called interconnection rates.
Mexico's telecommunications regulator is discussing a proposal that would allow billionaire Carlos Slim's America Movil to start charging local rivals again for calls made to clients on its network, according to a document seen by Reuters. Rivals such as AT&T and Telefonica have been anxiously awaiting new rates since the Supreme Court ruled in August that America Movil should not be barred by law from charging other carriers for calls to its customers. The court found the market regulator, the Federal Institute of Telecommunications (IFT), not legislators, should set the so-called interconnection rates.
Telefonica SA (TEF SM) is headquartered in Spain and is one of the world's largest telephone operators reaching more than 350 million customers.
BRUSSELS, Oct (Shenzhen: 000069.SZ - news) 2 (Reuters) - European Union lawmakers have dashed large telecoms companies' hopes for lighter regulation as part of efforts to encourage investment in superfast internet networks. The European Parliament's Industry committee voted on Monday to limit the regulatory sweeteners given to operators investing in new networks together and gave regulators greater powers to force companies to give rivals access to their networks. The costs of running optic fibre into households are high and telecoms operators such as Orange (LSE: 0OQV.L - news) , Deutsche Telekom and Telecom Italia (Amsterdam: TI6.AS - news) have long complained that the current rules forcing them to open up their networks to competitors at regulated prices do not allow them a decent return on investment.
** Deutsche Bank says growth should pick up in the European telecom services sector from Q4 and advises to buy telcos ahead of an overdue rally ** "...Telco valuations and relative earnings potential ...
Europe's largest mobile telecoms companies called on European Union governments on Monday to end their resistance to awarding wireless spectrum licences for at least 25 years to encourage investment and innovation. In a letter to European ministers meeting in Estonia, the companies said they were deeply concerned about discussions in Brussels over spectrum reform and a failure to create the right framework would affect all industries relying on the internet. "Failure to establish a well-functioning and investment-friendly spectrum framework risks stifling innovation, growth and development for decades to come," chief executives from nine European telecoms firms wrote.
A British plan to limit the amount of spectrum the biggest mobile operators can win at an upcoming auction earned a stinging rebuke on Tuesday from the smallest provider Three for not going far enough, raising the prospect of more delays for the industry. Setting out plans for spectrum needed to increase internet speeds, communications regulator Ofcom said it would cap the amount that could be won by market leader BT/EE and by Vodafone in a bid to maintain competition in the sector. "Ofcom's proposal is a kick in the teeth for all consumers," said Dave Dyson, Chief Executive of Three UK.
WASHINGTON/FRANKFURT, May 14 (Reuters) - Officials across the globe scrambled over the weekend to catch the culprits behind a massive ransomware worm that disrupted operations at car factories, hospitals, shops and schools, while Microsoft on Sunday pinned blame on the U.S. government for not disclosing more software vulnerabilities. Cyber security experts said the spread of the worm dubbed WannaCry - "ransomware" that locked up more than 200,000 computers in more than 150 countries - had slowed but that the respite might only be brief amid fears new versions of the worm will strike. In a blog post on Sunday, Microsoft President Brad Smith appeared to tacitly acknowledge what researchers had already widely concluded: The ransomware attack leveraged a hacking tool, built by the U.S. National Security Agency, that leaked online in April.
LONDON/MADRID, May 12 (Reuters) - A global cyberattack leveraging hacking tools widely believed by researchers to have been developed by the U.S. National Security Agency hit international shipper FedEx (Swiss: FDX-USD.SW - news) , disrupted Britain's health system and infected computers in nearly 100 countries on Friday. Cyber extortionists tricked victims into opening malicious malware attachments to spam emails that appeared to contain invoices, job offers, security warnings and other legitimate files. The ransomware encrypted data on the computers, demanding payments of $300 to $600 to restore access.
Hospitals and doctors' surgeries across Britain were forced to divert ambulances, turn away patients and cancel appointments on Friday after a 'ransomware' cyber attack crippled some computer systems in the state-run health service. The National Health Service (NHS) said dozens of organisations had been affected by the cyber attack which was causing major disruption to IT systems. "The investigation is at an early stage but we believe the malware variant is Wanna Decryptor," NHS Digital, the computer arm of the English health service, said in a statement.
Spain said on Friday a large number of companies, including telecommunications giant Telefonica (LSE: 826858.L - news) , had been infected with malicious software known as "ransomware" which locks up computers and demands ransoms. Portugal Telecom was also hit by a cyber attack but no services were impacted, a spokeswoman for the company said. In Spain, the attacks did not disrupt the provision of services or network operations, the government said in a statement.
Spanish companies including Telefonica (LSE: 826858.L - news) were hit by a so-called ransomware hack into their computer systems on Friday, with Spain's cyber security body warning of a "massive attack" affecting several firms. Ransomware attacks meddle with computer systems by scrambling or hi-jacking them while asking for a ransom to return them to normal. "There has been an alert relating to a massive ransomware attack on various organisations, which is affecting their Windows systems," Spain's National Cryptology Centre said in a statement, adding that a large number of firms had been hit.
A round-up of notable broker activity this morning from Europe's top-ranked* analysts: ** RBC Capital Markets raises Standard Life to "outperform"; disposal of SL's insurance business now more ...
Spanish telecoms group Telefonica (LSE: 826858.L - news) reported a 4.8 percent rise in its first-quarter core profit on Thursday, helped by a stronger Brazilian real, but a lacklustre performance in Spain sent the share price down 3 percent. The company has invested heavily in super fast internet and phone networks as well as premium TV content in a bid to dominate the market for bundled packages of phone, TV and internet services in its home market. Core operating income before depreciation and amortisation (OIBDA) fell 8.6 percent in Spain from a year earlier, while sales were down 2.6 percent, hit by the loss of a wholesale contract with smaller retail rival Yoigo, now owned by MasMovil.
TalkTalk founder Charles Dunstone said earnings would fall this year and halved the annual dividend to help fund measures designed to return the broadband provider to its roots as the low-cost challenger to BT, Virgin and Sky (Frankfurt: 893517 - news) . Dunstone, who took on the role of executive chairman this month and owns around 31 percent of the company, set out the scale and cost of the task ahead and made his priorities clear. Shares in the group fell as much as 17 percent to a five-month low of 151 pence, and were trading down 10.7 percent at 1015 GMT as analysts said the cost of Dunstone's strategy had wrongfooted some investors.
DGAP-News: Telefónica Deutschland Holding AG / Key word(s): AGM/EGM/Dividend09.05.2017 / 14:25 The issuer is solely responsible for the content of this announcement.