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GuruFocus Financial Strength Rank measures how strong a company’s financial situation is. It is based on these factors

1. The debt burden that the company has as measured by its Interest coverage (current year).
2. Debt to revenue ratio. The lower, the better
3. Altman Z-score.

A company ranks high with financial strength is likely to withstand any business slowdowns and recessions.

Financial Strength : 5/10

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Cash to Debt 0.61
TLKGY's Cash to Debt is ranked higher than
75% of the 800 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 0.40 vs. TLKGY: 0.61 )
TLKGY' s 10-Year Cash to Debt Range
Min: 0.03   Max: 0.61
Current: 0.61

0.03
0.61
Equity to Asset 0.44
TLKGY's Equity to Asset is ranked higher than
77% of the 792 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 0.40 vs. TLKGY: 0.44 )
TLKGY' s 10-Year Equity to Asset Range
Min: 0.31   Max: 0.71
Current: 0.44

0.31
0.71
F-Score: 3
Z-Score: 0.73
GuruFocus Profitability Rank ranks how profitable a company is and how likely the company’s business will stay that way. It is based on these factors:

1. Operating Margin
2. Trend of the Operating Margin (5-year average). The company with an uptrend profit margin has a higher rank.
••3. Consistency of the profitability
4. Piotroski F-Score
5. Predictability Rank•

The maximum rank is 10. A rank of 7 or higher means a higher profitability and may stay that way. A rank of 3 or lower indicates that the company has had trouble to make a profit.

Profitability Rank is not directly related to the Financial Strength Rank. But if a company is consistently profitable, its financial strength will be stronger.

Profitability & Growth : 4/10

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Operating margin (%) -33.99
TLKGY's Operating margin (%) is ranked higher than
58% of the 788 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 12.85 vs. TLKGY: -33.99 )
TLKGY' s 10-Year Operating margin (%) Range
Min: -33.99   Max: 36.29
Current: -33.99

-33.99
36.29
Net-margin (%) -35.76
TLKGY's Net-margin (%) is ranked higher than
58% of the 788 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 6.98 vs. TLKGY: -35.76 )
TLKGY' s 10-Year Net-margin (%) Range
Min: -35.76   Max: 68.6
Current: -35.76

-35.76
68.6
ROE (%) -63.76
TLKGY's ROE (%) is ranked higher than
58% of the 762 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 12.18 vs. TLKGY: -63.76 )
TLKGY' s 10-Year ROE (%) Range
Min: -63.76   Max: 125.17
Current: -63.76

-63.76
125.17
ROA (%) -27.92
TLKGY's ROA (%) is ranked higher than
57% of the 792 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 4.69 vs. TLKGY: -27.92 )
TLKGY' s 10-Year ROA (%) Range
Min: -27.92   Max: 65.93
Current: -27.92

-27.92
65.93
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) -44.27
TLKGY's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
60% of the 784 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 22.49 vs. TLKGY: -44.27 )
TLKGY' s 10-Year ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: -44.27   Max: 52.23
Current: -44.27

-44.27
52.23
Revenue Growth (%) -16.20
TLKGY's Revenue Growth (%) is ranked higher than
63% of the 680 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 3.70 vs. TLKGY: -16.20 )
TLKGY' s 10-Year Revenue Growth (%) Range
Min: -16.2   Max: 11.7
Current: -16.2

-16.2
11.7
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Ratios

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P/B 1.20
TLKGY's P/B is ranked higher than
87% of the 728 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 2.26 vs. TLKGY: 1.20 )
TLKGY' s 10-Year P/B Range
Min: 0.32   Max: 6.17
Current: 1.2

0.32
6.17
P/S 0.60
TLKGY's P/S is ranked higher than
88% of the 822 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.46 vs. TLKGY: 0.60 )
TLKGY' s 10-Year P/S Range
Min: 0.23   Max: 3.76
Current: 0.6

0.23
3.76
EV-to-EBIT 11.50
TLKGY's EV-to-EBIT is ranked higher than
77% of the 711 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 14.25 vs. TLKGY: 11.50 )
TLKGY' s 10-Year EV-to-EBIT Range
Min: 1.5   Max: 15.5
Current: 11.5

1.5
15.5
Shiller P/E 2.80
TLKGY's Shiller P/E is ranked higher than
97% of the 482 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 15.99 vs. TLKGY: 2.80 )
TLKGY' s 10-Year Shiller P/E Range
Min: 0.91   Max: 29.66
Current: 2.8

0.91
29.66

Valuation & Return

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Price/Tangible Book 1.30
TLKGY's Price/Tangible Book is ranked higher than
85% of the 506 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 3.30 vs. TLKGY: 1.30 )
TLKGY' s 10-Year Price/Tangible Book Range
Min: 0.57   Max: 6.07
Current: 1.3

0.57
6.07
Price/Median PS Value 0.40
TLKGY's Price/Median PS Value is ranked higher than
96% of the 736 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.00 vs. TLKGY: 0.40 )
TLKGY' s 10-Year Price/Median PS Value Range
Min: 0.17   Max: 1.9
Current: 0.4

0.17
1.9
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) 8.70
TLKGY's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) is ranked higher than
91% of the 716 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 7.00 vs. TLKGY: 8.70 )
TLKGY' s 10-Year Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) Range
Min: 6.4   Max: 67.5
Current: 8.7

6.4
67.5
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) -24.06
TLKGY's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) is ranked higher than
62% of the 623 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 8.96 vs. TLKGY: -24.06 )
TLKGY' s 10-Year Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) Range
Min: -35.7   Max: 58.6
Current: -24.06

-35.7
58.6

Business Description

Industry: Communication Services » Telecom Services
Compare:CHU, VOD, T, VZ, AMOV » details
Traded in other countries:TZL1.Germany
Telkom SA SOC Ltd. Formaly named as Telkom SA, Ltd was incorporated in 1991 as a public limited liability company registered under the South African Companies Act, 61 of 1973, as amended. The Company's fixed-line voice services include subscriptions and connections services, local, long distance, fixed-to-mobile and international voice services, interconnection and hubbing communications services, international voice over internet protocol services, subscription based value-added voice services and customer premises equipment rental and sales. The Company's fixed-line data services include domestic and international data transmission services, such fixed-line data services, including domestic and international data transmission services, such networking services and Internet access and related information technology services. The Company's other services, including directory services, through its TDS Directory Operations Group, fixed, mobile, data and international communications services in Nigeria through its newly acquired Multi-Links subsidiary, internet services outside South Africa, through its Africa Online subsidiary, and wireless data services through its subsidiary, named Swiftnet. Vodacom is the Company's mobile communications network operator in South Africa. The Company's fixed-line services consist of fixed-line subscription and connection services to postpaid, prepaid and private payphone customers using PSTN lines, including ISDN lines, and the sale of subscription based value-added voice services and customer premises equipment rental and sales; the fixed-line traffic services to postpaid, prepaid and payphone customers, including local, long distance, fixed-to-mobile, international outgoing and international voice over internet protocol traffic services; interconnection services, including terminating and transiting traffic from South African mobile operators, as well as from international operators and transiting traffic from mobile to international destinations; and fixed-line data and internet services, including domestic and international data transmission services, such as point to point leased lines, ADSL services, packet-based services, managed data networking services and internet access and related information technology services. Telkom provides postpaid, prepaid and private payphone customers with digital and analog fixed-line access services, including PSTN lines, ISDN lines, and wireless access between a customer's premises and its fixed-line network. Each analog PSTN line includes one access channel, each basic rate ISDN line includes two access channels and each primary rate ISDN line includes 30 access channels. It provides payphone services throughout South Africa. Telkom provides interconnection services to Neotel, Vodacom, MTN and Cell C, and certain other entities that lawfully provide licensed telecommunications services in South Africa consisting of call termination and call transit, as wel

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