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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

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industry
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Cash to Debt 0.83
VIV's Cash to Debt is ranked higher than
83% of the 937 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 0.31 vs. VIV: 0.83 )
VIV' s 10-Year Cash to Debt Range
Min: 0.03   Max: No Debt
Current: 0.83

Equity to Asset 0.63
VIV's Equity to Asset is ranked higher than
90% of the 900 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 0.38 vs. VIV: 0.63 )
VIV' s 10-Year Equity to Asset Range
Min: 0.5   Max: 0.78
Current: 0.63

0.5
0.78
Interest Coverage 5.91
VIV's Interest Coverage is ranked higher than
77% of the 633 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 5.91 vs. VIV: 5.91 )
VIV' s 10-Year Interest Coverage Range
Min: 1.2   Max: 16.62
Current: 5.91

1.2
16.62
F-Score: 7
Z-Score: 1.98
M-Score: -2.63
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

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Operating margin (%) 14.74
VIV's Operating margin (%) is ranked higher than
86% of the 940 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 11.89 vs. VIV: 14.74 )
VIV' s 10-Year Operating margin (%) Range
Min: 9.37   Max: 26.64
Current: 14.74

9.37
26.64
Net-margin (%) 14.02
VIV's Net-margin (%) is ranked higher than
91% of the 940 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 6.41 vs. VIV: 14.02 )
VIV' s 10-Year Net-margin (%) Range
Min: 4.53   Max: 19.23
Current: 14.02

4.53
19.23
ROE (%) 11.24
VIV's ROE (%) is ranked higher than
81% of the 906 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 13.21 vs. VIV: 11.24 )
VIV' s 10-Year ROE (%) Range
Min: 2.74   Max: 27.04
Current: 11.24

2.74
27.04
ROA (%) 7.03
VIV's ROA (%) is ranked higher than
87% of the 944 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 4.62 vs. VIV: 7.03 )
VIV' s 10-Year ROA (%) Range
Min: 1.77   Max: 15.67
Current: 7.03

1.77
15.67
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) 27.87
VIV's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
86% of the 943 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 21.42 vs. VIV: 27.87 )
VIV' s 10-Year ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: 5.72   Max: 42.39
Current: 27.87

5.72
42.39
Revenue Growth (%) -1.00
VIV's Revenue Growth (%) is ranked higher than
76% of the 842 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 3.70 vs. VIV: -1.00 )
VIV' s 10-Year Revenue Growth (%) Range
Min: -1.7   Max: 48
Current: -1

-1.7
48
EBITDA Growth (%) -4.90
VIV's EBITDA Growth (%) is ranked higher than
75% of the 757 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 3.10 vs. VIV: -4.90 )
VIV' s 10-Year EBITDA Growth (%) Range
Min: -4.9   Max: 38.3
Current: -4.9

-4.9
38.3
EPS Growth (%) -39.80
VIV's EPS Growth (%) is ranked higher than
68% of the 703 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 2.30 vs. VIV: -39.80 )
VIV' s 10-Year EPS Growth (%) Range
Min: -39.8   Max: 77.7
Current: -39.8

-39.8
77.7
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Financials


Revenue & Net Income
Cash & Debt
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Guru Trades

Q4 2013

VIV Guru Trades in Q4 2013

Paul Tudor Jones 12,443 sh (New)
David Dreman 2,116 sh (New)
John Rogers 83,438 sh (+511.89%)
Howard Marks 867,758 sh (+187.15%)
Jeremy Grantham 2,831,076 sh (+105.67%)
Charles Brandes 6,758,537 sh (+47.83%)
Caxton Associates Sold Out
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Q1 2014

VIV Guru Trades in Q1 2014

John Rogers 140,296 sh (+68.14%)
Jeremy Grantham 3,743,576 sh (+32.23%)
Charles Brandes 8,894,232 sh (+31.6%)
David Dreman 2,627 sh (+24.15%)
Howard Marks 1,073,210 sh (+23.68%)
Paul Tudor Jones Sold Out
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Q2 2014

VIV Guru Trades in Q2 2014

John Rogers 200,427 sh (+42.86%)
Jeremy Grantham 5,001,525 sh (+33.6%)
Howard Marks 1,310,810 sh (+22.14%)
Charles Brandes 10,318,723 sh (+16.02%)
David Dreman Sold Out
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Q3 2014

VIV Guru Trades in Q3 2014

Howard Marks 1,626,810 sh (+24.11%)
Jeremy Grantham 5,423,925 sh (+8.45%)
John Rogers 203,727 sh (+1.65%)
Charles Brandes 10,300,187 sh (-0.18%)
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Insider Trades

Latest Guru Trades with VIV

(List those with share number changes of more than 20%, or impact to portfolio more than 0.1%)

GuruDate Trades Impact to Portfolio Price Range * (?) Current Price Change from Average Current Shares
Charles Brandes 2014-06-30 Add 16.02%0.37%$19.9 - $21.47 $ 20.730%10318723
John Rogers 2014-06-30 Add 42.86%0.02%$19.9 - $21.47 $ 20.730%200427
David Dreman 2014-06-30 Sold Out $19.9 - $21.47 $ 20.730%0
Charles Brandes 2014-03-31 Add 31.6%0.6%$17.97 - $21.05 $ 20.738%8894232
John Rogers 2014-03-31 Add 68.14%0.01%$17.97 - $21.05 $ 20.738%140296
David Dreman 2014-03-31 Add 24.15%$17.97 - $21.05 $ 20.738%2627
Charles Brandes 2013-12-31 Add 47.83%0.55%$17.94 - $22.94 $ 20.732%6758537
John Rogers 2013-12-31 Add 511.89%0.02%$17.94 - $22.94 $ 20.732%83438
David Dreman 2013-12-31 New Buy$17.94 - $22.94 $ 20.732%2116
Charles Brandes 2013-09-30 Add 40.65%0.4%$19.68 - $23.5 $ 20.73-4%4571926
John Rogers 2013-09-30 New Buy$19.68 - $23.5 $ 20.73-4%13636
John Hussman 2013-03-31 Sold Out 0.02%$24.06 - $27.66 $ 20.73-19%0
Charles Brandes 2012-09-30 Add 29.92%0.25%$21.35 - $25.7 $ 20.73-11%3636124
Charles Brandes 2012-06-30 New Buy0.85%$23.31 - $31.1 $ 20.73-22%2798776
John Hussman 2012-06-30 New Buy0.01%$23.31 - $31.1 $ 20.73-22%23000
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Preferred stocks of Telefonica Brasil SA

SymbolPriceYieldDescription
TSAOF0.000.00Pfd Shs
VIVT4.Brazil51.801.74Pfd Shs

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Mario Gabelli Comments on Vivendi SA - Jul 30, 2014

Vivendi SA (0.4%) (VIV) (VIV - $24.47 - NYSE) is a French media and telecommunications holding company in the late stages of a decade long transition. In April 2014, the company announced it had reached an agreement to sell its French wireless operation, SFR, to French cable operator Numericable. Over the last year, the company also sold most of its 62% stake in Activision Blizzard and reached an agreement to sell its entire 53% stake in Maroc Telecom SA. After closing the SFR sale in early 2015, Vivendi will be a more focused media firm, consisting of Canal+ (a Francophone focused pay television network owner and distributor), Universal Music Group (UMG), the number one recording music company and number two music publishing entity in the world, and GVT, a fast growing Brazilian broadband and pay television provider. We expect GVT to eventually be sold and would not dismiss the possibility of a breakup of Canal+ and UMG. While operating conditions have been challenging in most of Vivendi’s businesses, it appears their trajectory is finally turning more positive and should be supported by a healthier balance sheet after the SFR, Activision and Maroc disposals.

From Mario Gabelli (Trades, Portfolio)’s The Gabelli Asset Fund Second Quarter 2014 Shareholder Commentary.

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Gabelli Asset Management Comments on Vivendi SA - May 13, 2014

Vivendi SA (1.2%) (VIV)(VIV - €20.22 - EPA) is a French media and telecommunications holding company in the late stages of a decade long transition. In April 2014, the company announced it had reached an agreement to sell its French wireless operation, SFR, to French cable operator Numericable. Over the last year the company also sold most of its 62% stake in ActivisionBlizzard and reached an agreement to sell its entire 53% stake in Maroc Telecom SA. After closing the SFR sale in early 2015, Vivendi will be a more focused media firm consisting of Canal+ (a Francophone focused pay television network owner and distributor), Universal Music Group (UMG) (the number one recording music company and number two music publishing entity in the world) and GVT (a fast growing Brazilian broadband and pay television provider). We expect GVT to eventually be sold and would not dismiss the possibility of a breakup of Canal+ and UMG. While operating conditions have been challenging in most of Vivendi's businesses, it appears their trajectory is finally turning more positive and should be supported by a healthier balance sheet after the SFR, Activision, and Maroc disposals.

From Mario Gabelli (Trades, Portfolio)'s Value 25 Fund first quarter 2014 shareholder commentary.

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Mario Gabelli Comments on Vivendi SA - Feb 19, 2014

Vivendi SA (1.0%) (VIV)(€ 19.16 - EPA) is a French media and telecommunications holding company in the late stages of a decade long transition. Most recently, the company sold most of its 62% stake in Activision Blizzard and reached an agreement to sell its entire 53% stake in Maroc Telecom SA. Early in 2014, Vivendi expects to separate into two entities: a telecom firm consisting of SFR, the second largest French wireless provider, and a media firm consisting of Canal+ (a Francophone focused pay TV network owner and distributor), Universal Music Group (UMG) (the number one recording music company and number two music publishing entity in the world) and GVT (a fast growing Brazilian broadband and pay TV provider). We expect SFR and GVT to eventually be sold and would not dismiss the possibility of a breakup of Canal+ and UMG. While operating conditions have been challenging in most of Vivendi's businesses, it appears their trajectory is finally turning more positive and should be supported by a healthier balance sheet after the Activision and Maroc disposals.



From the Gabelli Value 25 Fund fourth quarter 2013 commentary.



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Ratios

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P/E(ttm) 10.00
VIV's P/E(ttm) is ranked higher than
96% of the 1017 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 22.10 vs. VIV: 10.00 )
VIV' s 10-Year P/E(ttm) Range
Min: 8.86   Max: 12.83
Current: 10

8.86
12.83
P/B 1.10
VIV's P/B is ranked higher than
92% of the 1017 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 2.91 vs. VIV: 1.10 )
VIV' s 10-Year P/B Range
Min: 0.93   Max: 1.1
Current: 1.1

0.93
1.1
P/S 0.57
VIV's P/S is ranked higher than
88% of the 1017 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.69 vs. VIV: 0.57 )
VIV' s 10-Year P/S Range
Min: 0.78   Max: 0.93
Current: 0.57

0.78
0.93
PFCF 8.03
VIV's PFCF is ranked higher than
97% of the 1017 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 70.44 vs. VIV: 8.03 )
VIV' s 10-Year PFCF Range
Min: 6.55   Max: 8.03
Current: 8.03

6.55
8.03
EV-to-EBIT 9.75
VIV's EV-to-EBIT is ranked higher than
93% of the 1017 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 18.10 vs. VIV: 9.75 )
VIV' s 10-Year EV-to-EBIT Range
Min: 8.8   Max: 10.1
Current: 9.75

8.8
10.1
Shiller P/E 8.37
VIV's Shiller P/E is ranked higher than
97% of the 1017 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 40.38 vs. VIV: 8.37 )
VIV' s 10-Year Shiller P/E Range
Min: 6.94   Max: 8.37
Current: 8.37

6.94
8.37
Current Ratio 1.17
VIV's Current Ratio is ranked higher than
79% of the 923 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.03 vs. VIV: 1.17 )
VIV' s 10-Year Current Ratio Range
Min: 0.59   Max: 1.36
Current: 1.17

0.59
1.36
Quick Ratio 1.13
VIV's Quick Ratio is ranked higher than
80% of the 923 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 0.97 vs. VIV: 1.13 )
VIV' s 10-Year Quick Ratio Range
Min: 0.59   Max: 1.32
Current: 1.13

0.59
1.32

Dividend & Buy Back

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Dividend Yield 3.81
VIV's Dividend Yield is ranked higher than
58% of the 676 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 3.40 vs. VIV: 3.81 )
VIV' s 10-Year Dividend Yield Range
Min: 3.83   Max: 7.36
Current: 3.81

3.83
7.36
Dividend Payout 0.42
VIV's Dividend Payout is ranked higher than
89% of the 1017 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.42 vs. VIV: 0.42 )
VIV' s 10-Year Dividend Payout Range
Min: 0.06   Max: 3.23
Current: 0.42

0.06
3.23
Dividend growth (3y) 2.70
VIV's Dividend growth (3y) is ranked higher than
84% of the 530 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 2.90 vs. VIV: 2.70 )
VIV' s 10-Year Dividend growth (3y) Range
Min: 0   Max: 2.7
Current: 2.7

0
2.7
Yield on cost (5-Year) 3.90
VIV's Yield on cost (5-Year) is ranked higher than
53% of the 685 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 3.71 vs. VIV: 3.90 )
VIV' s 10-Year Yield on cost (5-Year) Range
Min: 3.83   Max: 7.36
Current: 3.9

3.83
7.36
Share Buyback Rate -31.30
VIV's Share Buyback Rate is ranked higher than
64% of the 692 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: -0.20 vs. VIV: -31.30 )
VIV' s 10-Year Share Buyback Rate Range
Min: 30.7   Max: -31.3
Current: -31.3

Valuation & Return

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Price/Tangible Book 3.06
VIV's Price/Tangible Book is ranked higher than
86% of the 1017 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 18.47 vs. VIV: 3.06 )
VIV' s 10-Year Price/Tangible Book Range
Min: 2.86   Max: 3.51
Current: 3.06

2.86
3.51
Price/DCF (Projected) 0.91
VIV's Price/DCF (Projected) is ranked higher than
93% of the 1017 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 2.19 vs. VIV: 0.91 )
VIV' s 10-Year Price/DCF (Projected) Range
Min: 0.81   Max: 0.88
Current: 0.91

0.81
0.88
Price/Median PS Value 1.10
VIV's Price/Median PS Value is ranked higher than
81% of the 1017 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.13 vs. VIV: 1.10 )
VIV' s 10-Year Price/Median PS Value Range
Min: 0.99   Max: 1.06
Current: 1.1

0.99
1.06
Price/Graham Number 1.17
VIV's Price/Graham Number is ranked higher than
94% of the 1017 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 9999.00 vs. VIV: 1.17 )
VIV' s 10-Year Price/Graham Number Range
Min: 1.1   Max: 1.43
Current: 1.17

1.1
1.43
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) 10.30
VIV's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) is ranked higher than
92% of the 906 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 6.00 vs. VIV: 10.30 )
VIV' s 10-Year Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) Range
Min: 9.9   Max: 11.3
Current: 10.3

9.9
11.3
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) 4.32
VIV's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) is ranked higher than
80% of the 758 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 7.09 vs. VIV: 4.32 )
VIV' s 10-Year Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) Range
Min: 4.3   Max: 9.8
Current: 4.32

4.3
9.8

Business Description

Industry: Communication Services » Telecom Services
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Traded in other countries:TSP.Germany, VIVT3.Brazil, VIVT4.Brazil, VIV N.Mexico
Telefonica Brasil SA was incorporated on May 22, 1998, as a corporation organized under the laws of the Federative Republic of Brazil. The Company provides fixed-line telecommunications services in the State of Sao Paulo under concession agreements granted by the Brazilian government in connection with the restructuring and privatization of the Telebras System. Its concession region is Region III, which comprises 622 municipalities, including the city of São Paulo, with an aggregate population of approximately 41.3 million. Of the municipalities in Region III, 72 have a population in excess of 100,000. The Company provides services including; voice services, including activation, monthly subscription, measured service and public telephones; interconnection charges; intraregional, interregional and international long-distance voice services; data services, (including broadband services) and mobile value added services; Pay TV services through DTH (direct to home), a satellite technology, IPTV and cable; network services, including rental of facilities, as well as other services; digital services, including financial services, M2M, e-health solutions, security, video and advertising; and the sale of wireless devices and accessories. The Company also provides interconnection services to mobile service providers and other fixed telecommunications companies through the use of its network. The Company's mobile portfolio embraces not only voice and broadband internet access - through WAP protocol, 3G and 4G- but also value-added services, including voicemail, voice mail translation in speech-to-text, caller identification, voice minutes in unlimited bundles to other mobile phones to post-paid customer, ring back tones, and innovative services such as multi-media backup, cloud based services to save the short messages and the recently launched MultiVivo, that allows the customer to share a 3G, 3G+ and 4G connection with up to 5 mobile devices. The Company also offers wireless roaming services through agreements with local mobile service providers throughout Brazil and other countries, allowing subscribers to make and receive calls while outside concession areas. It provides reciprocal roaming rights to the customers of the mobile service providers with which Company has agreements. The Company faces intense competition in all the areas in which it operates, principally from other cellular service providers and also from fixed-line operators. Its main mobile service competitor in the states of Paraná, Santa Catarina, Pará, Ceará, Rio Grande do Norte, Pernambuco and Alagoas is TIM Celular or TIM, a Brazilian telephone company, subsidiary of Telecom Italia; and also face competition from Embratel in TV services and NET in both TV and broadband services. The Company's business, including the services it provides and the rates it charges, is materially affected by comprehensive regulation under the General Telecommunications Law and vario
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Mario Gabelli Comments on Vivendi SA Jul 30 2014 
Gabelli Asset Management Comments on Vivendi SA May 13 2014 
The Gabelli Value 25 Fund Inc. Shareholder Commentary - First Quarter 2014 May 13 2014 
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Mario Gabelli Comments on Vivendi SA Feb 19 2014 
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