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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 : 4/10

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industry
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history
Cash to Debt 0.03
TU's Cash to Debt is ranked lower than
93% of the 473 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 0.43 vs. TU: 0.03 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Cash to Debt only.
TU' s Cash to Debt Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0  Med: 0.01 Max: 0.22
Current: 0.03
0
0.22
Equity to Asset 0.30
TU's Equity to Asset is ranked lower than
66% of the 468 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 0.40 vs. TU: 0.30 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Equity to Asset only.
TU' s Equity to Asset Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.29  Med: 0.38 Max: 0.56
Current: 0.3
0.29
0.56
Interest Coverage 4.93
TU's Interest Coverage is ranked lower than
59% of the 415 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 8.07 vs. TU: 4.93 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Interest Coverage only.
TU' s Interest Coverage Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 3.04  Med: 4.67 Max: 5.19
Current: 4.93
3.04
5.19
F-Score: 6
Z-Score: 1.57
M-Score: -2.73
WACC vs ROIC
4.41%
8.96%
WACC
ROIC
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 : 8/10

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history
Operating margin (%) 18.95
TU's Operating margin (%) is ranked higher than
83% of the 469 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 7.32 vs. TU: 18.95 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Operating margin (%) only.
TU' s Operating margin (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 18.37  Med: 19.52 Max: 23.49
Current: 18.95
18.37
23.49
Net-margin (%) 11.05
TU's Net-margin (%) is ranked higher than
78% of the 471 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 3.32 vs. TU: 11.05 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Net-margin (%) only.
TU' s Net-margin (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 10.43  Med: 11.55 Max: 13.86
Current: 11.05
10.43
13.86
ROE (%) 17.94
TU's ROE (%) is ranked higher than
79% of the 453 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 6.16 vs. TU: 17.94 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROE (%) only.
TU' s ROE (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 13.69  Med: 16.28 Max: 18.42
Current: 17.94
13.69
18.42
ROA (%) 5.24
TU's ROA (%) is ranked higher than
69% of the 478 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 2.26 vs. TU: 5.24 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROA (%) only.
TU' s ROA (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 5.24  Med: 6.16 Max: 7.48
Current: 5.24
5.24
7.48
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) 24.20
TU's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
64% of the 474 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 14.14 vs. TU: 24.20 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) only.
TU' s ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 23.75  Med: 25.87 Max: 28.17
Current: 24.2
23.75
28.17
Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) 7.70
TU's Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
70% of the 409 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 2.80 vs. TU: 7.70 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) only.
TU' s Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -6.1  Med: 3.9 Max: 9.9
Current: 7.7
-6.1
9.9
EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) 6.20
TU's EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
62% of the 348 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.70 vs. TU: 6.20 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) only.
TU' s EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -7.5  Med: 3 Max: 12.9
Current: 6.2
-7.5
12.9
EPS Growth (3Y)(%) 7.60
TU's EPS Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
64% of the 301 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: -1.70 vs. TU: 7.60 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EPS Growth (3Y)(%) only.
TU' s EPS Growth (3Y)(%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -16.1  Med: 7.1 Max: 53.6
Current: 7.6
-16.1
53.6
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Financials


Revenue & Net Income
Cash & Debt
Oprt. Cash Flow & Free Cash Flow
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Guru Trades

Q4 2015

TU Guru Trades in Q4 2015

Ray Dalio 528,200 sh (+89.12%)
Jim Simons 3,406,200 sh (+1.70%)
Joel Greenblatt 10,471 sh (-43.97%)
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Q1 2016

TU Guru Trades in Q1 2016

Jim Simons 3,409,400 sh (+0.09%)
Joel Greenblatt Sold Out
Ray Dalio Sold Out
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Q2 2016

TU Guru Trades in Q2 2016

Jim Simons 3,386,300 sh (-0.68%)
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Q3 2016

TU Guru Trades in Q3 2016

Ray Dalio 425,300 sh (New)
Jim Simons 3,400,700 sh (+0.43%)
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Business Description

Industry: Communication Services » Telecom Services
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TELUS Corp is a telecommunication company. It is engaged in providing telecommunications services and products including internet protocol and wireless and wireline voice and data services.

TELUS Corp was incorporated under the Company Act (British Columbia) on October 26, 1998, under the name BCT.TELUS Communications Inc. (BCT). On May 3, 2000, BCT changed its name to TELUS Corporation and in February 2005, TELUS Corporation transitioned under the Business Corporations Act (British Columbia), successor to the Company Act (British Columbia). The Company is a telecommunication company, providing telecommunications services and products including wireless, data, Internet protocol, voice and television. It operates in two segments, Wireline and Wireless. The Wireless segment includes voice, data and equipment sales. The Wireline segment includes data (which includes: television; Internet, enhanced data and hosting services; and managed and legacy data services), voice local, voice long distance, and other telecommunications services. The Company competes with telecommunications companies, wireless services entrants, cable-TV providers, other communications companies and emerging over-the-top services; active price and brand competition. The provision of telecommunications services and broadcasting services in Canada is regulated by the CRTC pursuant to the Telecommunications Act and the Broadcasting Act, respectively. In addition, the provision of cellular and other wireless services using radio spectrum is also subject to regulation and licensing by Industry Canada pursuant to the Radio communication Act.

Ratios

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P/E(ttm) 17.55
TU's P/E(ttm) is ranked higher than
55% of the 424 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 19.50 vs. TU: 17.55 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/E(ttm) only.
TU' s P/E(ttm) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 8.12  Med: 17.07 Max: 25.14
Current: 17.55
8.12
25.14
Forward P/E 14.47
TU's Forward P/E is ranked higher than
61% of the 138 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 15.72 vs. TU: 14.47 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward P/E only.
N/A
PE(NRI) 17.55
TU's PE(NRI) is ranked higher than
56% of the 341 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 20.19 vs. TU: 17.55 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PE(NRI) only.
TU' s PE(NRI) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 8.05  Med: 17.05 Max: 25.32
Current: 17.55
8.05
25.32
Price/Owner Earnings (ttm) 38.77
TU's Price/Owner Earnings (ttm) is ranked lower than
80% of the 231 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 17.63 vs. TU: 38.77 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Owner Earnings (ttm) only.
TU' s Price/Owner Earnings (ttm) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 5.97  Med: 15.68 Max: 40.93
Current: 38.77
5.97
40.93
P/B 2.97
TU's P/B is ranked lower than
63% of the 583 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 2.11 vs. TU: 2.97 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/B only.
TU' s P/B Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.58  Med: 2.28 Max: 3.63
Current: 2.97
0.58
3.63
P/S 1.95
TU's P/S is ranked lower than
63% of the 590 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.49 vs. TU: 1.95 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/S only.
TU' s P/S Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.98  Med: 1.93 Max: 2.62
Current: 1.95
0.98
2.62
PFCF 42.32
TU's PFCF is ranked lower than
87% of the 300 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 15.64 vs. TU: 42.32 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PFCF only.
TU' s PFCF Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 8.62  Med: 17.89 Max: 801.48
Current: 42.32
8.62
801.48
POCF 7.42
TU's POCF is ranked lower than
58% of the 413 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 6.59 vs. TU: 7.42 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful POCF only.
TU' s POCF Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 3  Med: 6.6 Max: 8.62
Current: 7.42
3
8.62
EV-to-EBIT 15.35
TU's EV-to-EBIT is ranked higher than
53% of the 486 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 16.62 vs. TU: 15.35 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EV-to-EBIT only.
TU' s EV-to-EBIT Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 7.8  Med: 12.8 Max: 16
Current: 15.35
7.8
16
EV-to-EBITDA 8.30
TU's EV-to-EBITDA is ranked higher than
50% of the 532 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 8.39 vs. TU: 8.30 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EV-to-EBITDA only.
TU' s EV-to-EBITDA Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 4.2  Med: 6.8 Max: 9.1
Current: 8.3
4.2
9.1
PEG 3.67
TU's PEG is ranked lower than
60% of the 156 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 2.77 vs. TU: 3.67 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PEG only.
TU' s PEG Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1.02  Med: 3.43 Max: 45.91
Current: 3.67
1.02
45.91
Shiller P/E 19.96
TU's Shiller P/E is ranked lower than
61% of the 126 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 16.16 vs. TU: 19.96 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Shiller P/E only.
TU' s Shiller P/E Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 13.15  Med: 20.64 Max: 23.76
Current: 19.96
13.15
23.76
Current Ratio 0.57
TU's Current Ratio is ranked lower than
84% of the 462 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.13 vs. TU: 0.57 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Current Ratio only.
TU' s Current Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.24  Med: 0.55 Max: 1.4
Current: 0.57
0.24
1.4
Quick Ratio 0.51
TU's Quick Ratio is ranked lower than
86% of the 462 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.03 vs. TU: 0.51 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Quick Ratio only.
TU' s Quick Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.23  Med: 0.5 Max: 1.35
Current: 0.51
0.23
1.35
Days Inventory 22.68
TU's Days Inventory is ranked lower than
60% of the 351 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 17.05 vs. TU: 22.68 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Inventory only.
TU' s Days Inventory Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 22.25  Med: 24.71 Max: 37.13
Current: 22.68
22.25
37.13
Days Sales Outstanding 35.38
TU's Days Sales Outstanding is ranked higher than
64% of the 359 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 46.71 vs. TU: 35.38 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Sales Outstanding only.
TU' s Days Sales Outstanding Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 26.37  Med: 42.84 Max: 51.83
Current: 35.38
26.37
51.83
Days Payable 34.86
TU's Days Payable is ranked lower than
72% of the 300 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 62.34 vs. TU: 34.86 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Payable only.
TU' s Days Payable Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 31.36  Med: 33.69 Max: 154.22
Current: 34.86
31.36
154.22

Dividend & Buy Back

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Dividend Yield 4.28
TU's Dividend Yield is ranked higher than
53% of the 765 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 4.12 vs. TU: 4.28 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Dividend Yield only.
TU' s Dividend Yield Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1.74  Med: 3.85 Max: 6.29
Current: 4.28
1.74
6.29
Dividend Payout 0.76
TU's Dividend Payout is ranked lower than
53% of the 305 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 0.71 vs. TU: 0.76 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Dividend Payout only.
TU' s Dividend Payout Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.27  Med: 0.58 Max: 4.38
Current: 0.76
0.27
4.38
Dividend Growth (3y) 11.30
TU's Dividend Growth (3y) is ranked higher than
70% of the 199 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 3.50 vs. TU: 11.30 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Dividend Growth (3y) only.
TU' s Dividend Growth (3y) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0  Med: 10.8 Max: 34.3
Current: 11.3
0
34.3
Forward Dividend Yield 4.59
TU's Forward Dividend Yield is ranked higher than
53% of the 738 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 3.99 vs. TU: 4.59 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward Dividend Yield only.
N/A
Yield on cost (5-Year) 7.21
TU's Yield on cost (5-Year) is ranked higher than
71% of the 795 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 5.04 vs. TU: 7.21 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Yield on cost (5-Year) only.
TU' s Yield on cost (5-Year) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 2.93  Med: 6.49 Max: 10.6
Current: 7.21
2.93
10.6
3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio -5.90
TU's 3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio is ranked lower than
66% of the 272 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: -1.70 vs. TU: -5.90 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful 3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio only.
TU' s 3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -26.7  Med: -5.9 Max: 24.9
Current: -5.9
-26.7
24.9

Valuation & Return

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Price/Projected FCF 2.10
TU's Price/Projected FCF is ranked lower than
69% of the 294 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.52 vs. TU: 2.10 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Projected FCF only.
TU' s Price/Projected FCF Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.52  Med: 1.42 Max: 2.33
Current: 2.1
0.52
2.33
Price/DCF (Earnings Based) 1.57
TU's Price/DCF (Earnings Based) is ranked lower than
52% of the 48 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.59 vs. TU: 1.57 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/DCF (Earnings Based) only.
N/A
Price/Median PS Value 1.01
TU's Price/Median PS Value is ranked lower than
54% of the 527 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 0.99 vs. TU: 1.01 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Median PS Value only.
TU' s Price/Median PS Value Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.26  Med: 0.87 Max: 1.34
Current: 1.01
0.26
1.34
Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value 3.06
TU's Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value is ranked lower than
79% of the 108 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.60 vs. TU: 3.06 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value only.
TU' s Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1.15  Med: 1.82 Max: 4.29
Current: 3.06
1.15
4.29
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) 6.50
TU's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
62% of the 614 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 4.70 vs. TU: 6.50 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) only.
TU' s Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 6.2  Med: 7.8 Max: 12.8
Current: 6.5
6.2
12.8
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) 7.52
TU's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) is ranked lower than
53% of the 247 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 8.18 vs. TU: 7.52 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) only.
TU' s Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 3.6  Med: 7.5 Max: 18.9
Current: 7.52
3.6
18.9

More Statistics

Revenue (TTM) (Mil) $9,598
EPS (TTM) $ 1.80
Beta0.94
Short Percentage of Float0.58%
52-Week Range $24.34 - 34.12
Shares Outstanding (Mil)591.00

Analyst Estimate

Dec16 Dec17 Dec18 Dec19
Revenue (Mil $) 9,537 9,820 10,064 10,019
EPS ($) 1.96 2.11 2.27 2.53
EPS w/o NRI ($) 1.96 2.11 2.27 2.53
EPS Growth Rate
(3Y to 5Y Estimate)
N/A
Dividends Per Share ($)
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