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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

vs
industry
vs
history
Cash to Debt 0.25
NAS:VOD's Cash to Debt is ranked lower than
61% of the 460 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 0.42 vs. NAS:VOD: 0.25 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Cash to Debt only.
NAS:VOD' s Cash to Debt Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -0.48  Med: 0.25 Max: No Debt
Current: 0.25
-0.48
No Debt
Equity to Asset 0.47
NAS:VOD's Equity to Asset is ranked higher than
63% of the 457 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 0.40 vs. NAS:VOD: 0.47 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Equity to Asset only.
NAS:VOD' s Equity to Asset Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.11  Med: 0.6 Max: 0.92
Current: 0.47
0.11
0.92
Interest Coverage 0.86
NAS:VOD's Interest Coverage is ranked higher than
52% of the 381 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 6.66 vs. NAS:VOD: 0.86 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Interest Coverage only.
NAS:VOD' s Interest Coverage Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.86  Med: 3.74 Max: 8.95
Current: 0.86
0.86
8.95
F-Score: 4
Z-Score: 0.17
M-Score: -2.90
WACC vs ROIC
17.19%
-2.07%
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 : 6/10

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industry
vs
history
Operating margin (%) -8.44
NAS:VOD's Operating margin (%) is ranked lower than
82% of the 457 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 7.39 vs. NAS:VOD: -8.44 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Operating margin (%) only.
NAS:VOD' s Operating margin (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -10.2  Med: 8.43 Max: 28.32
Current: -8.44
-10.2
28.32
Net-margin (%) -15.37
NAS:VOD's Net-margin (%) is ranked lower than
83% of the 459 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 3.35 vs. NAS:VOD: -15.37 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Net-margin (%) only.
NAS:VOD' s Net-margin (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -17.44  Med: 15.51 Max: 154.52
Current: -15.37
-17.44
154.52
ROE (%) -10.10
NAS:VOD's ROE (%) is ranked lower than
79% of the 445 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 5.91 vs. NAS:VOD: -10.10 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROE (%) only.
NAS:VOD' s ROE (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -10.1  Med: 8.43 Max: 82.85
Current: -10.1
-10.1
82.85
ROA (%) -5.00
NAS:VOD's ROA (%) is ranked lower than
81% of the 467 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 2.38 vs. NAS:VOD: -5.00 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROA (%) only.
NAS:VOD' s ROA (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -5  Med: 4.78 Max: 45.3
Current: -5
-5
45.3
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) -12.63
NAS:VOD's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked lower than
84% of the 463 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 14.10 vs. NAS:VOD: -12.63 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) only.
NAS:VOD' s ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -18.11  Med: 19.03 Max: 67.73
Current: -12.63
-18.11
67.73
Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) 1.80
NAS:VOD's Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked lower than
53% of the 396 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 2.60 vs. NAS:VOD: 1.80 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) only.
NAS:VOD' s Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -2.8  Med: 9.8 Max: 48.1
Current: 1.8
-2.8
48.1
EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) 30.30
NAS:VOD's EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
85% of the 336 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.90 vs. NAS:VOD: 30.30 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) only.
NAS:VOD' s EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -40.1  Med: 6.4 Max: 134.1
Current: 30.3
-40.1
134.1
EPS Growth (3Y)(%) -2.20
NAS:VOD's EPS Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked lower than
51% of the 285 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: -1.90 vs. NAS:VOD: -2.20 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EPS Growth (3Y)(%) only.
NAS:VOD' s EPS Growth (3Y)(%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -15.6  Med: 5.85 Max: 20.3
Current: -2.2
-15.6
20.3
GuruFocus has detected 2 Warning Signs with Vodafone Group PLC $NAS:VOD.
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Financials (Next Earnings Date: 2017-05-16)


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Guru Trades

Q1 2016

VOD Guru Trades in Q1 2016

First Eagle Investment 450,361 sh (+165473.90%)
Jim Simons 1,994,610 sh (+263.98%)
David Einhorn 1,017,230 sh (+14.39%)
Ken Fisher 6,576 sh (+1.73%)
Third Avenue Management 3,159 sh (unchged)
Barrow, Hanley, Mewhinney & Strauss 2,032,484 sh (-4.17%)
HOTCHKIS & WILEY 13,070,246 sh (-5.61%)
Murray Stahl 23,465 sh (-8.48%)
Sarah Ketterer 428,546 sh (-11.09%)
Mario Gabelli 354,317 sh (-19.43%)
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Q2 2016

VOD Guru Trades in Q2 2016

Jim Simons 3,206,356 sh (+60.75%)
Murray Stahl 26,915 sh (+14.70%)
Sarah Ketterer 430,258 sh (+0.40%)
Ken Fisher Sold Out
HOTCHKIS & WILEY 12,887,579 sh (-1.40%)
Third Avenue Management 2,770 sh (-12.31%)
Barrow, Hanley, Mewhinney & Strauss 1,322,712 sh (-34.92%)
Mario Gabelli 206,914 sh (-41.60%)
David Einhorn 100,000 sh (-90.17%)
First Eagle Investment 272 sh (-99.94%)
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Q3 2016

VOD Guru Trades in Q3 2016

Jim Simons 5,219,156 sh (+62.78%)
Murray Stahl 31,380 sh (+16.59%)
Sarah Ketterer 430,360 sh (+0.02%)
First Eagle Investment 272 sh (unchged)
Third Avenue Management 2,770 sh (unchged)
David Einhorn Sold Out
Barrow, Hanley, Mewhinney & Strauss Sold Out
HOTCHKIS & WILEY 12,403,052 sh (-3.76%)
Mario Gabelli 189,446 sh (-8.44%)
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Q4 2016

VOD Guru Trades in Q4 2016

Paul Tudor Jones 29,829 sh (New)
Jim Simons 8,392,856 sh (+60.81%)
HOTCHKIS & WILEY 16,251,160 sh (+31.03%)
Sarah Ketterer 432,683 sh (+0.54%)
First Eagle Investment 272 sh (unchged)
Mario Gabelli 177,692 sh (-6.20%)
Murray Stahl 26,126 sh (-16.74%)
Third Avenue Management 1,877 sh (-32.24%)
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Business Description

Industry: Communication Services » Telecom Services    NAICS: 517210 
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Traded in other countries:VOD.Argentina, VODI.Germany, VOD N.Mexico, OXVOD1.Switzerland, VOD.UK, VODPF.USA,
Vodafone Group PLC is engaged in providing voice and data communications services for all types of customers. The Company has presence in Europe, the Middle East, Africa, the Asia Pacific region and the United States.

Vodafone Group PLC was incorporated and domiciled in England and Wales on July 17, 1984 as Racal Strategic Radio Limited. It is a telecommunications provider. Its services include voice, data and fixed broadband. The geographic regions covered by the Company includes Europe and Africa, Middle East and Asia Pacific. The Company's operating companies are generally subject to regulation governing the operation of their business activities.

Ratios

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industry
vs
history
Forward P/E 28.57
VOD's Forward P/E is ranked lower than
80% of the 120 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 15.46 vs. VOD: 28.57 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward P/E only.
N/A
P/B 0.89
VOD's P/B is ranked higher than
87% of the 488 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 2.28 vs. VOD: 0.89 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/B only.
VOD' s P/B Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.39  Med: 0.63 Max: 1.03
Current: 0.89
0.39
1.03
P/S 1.33
VOD's P/S is ranked higher than
58% of the 494 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.51 vs. VOD: 1.33 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/S only.
VOD' s P/S Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.83  Med: 1.36 Max: 1.95
Current: 1.33
0.83
1.95
POCF 5.19
VOD's POCF is ranked higher than
64% of the 338 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 6.39 vs. VOD: 5.19 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful POCF only.
VOD' s POCF Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 2.78  Med: 4.75 Max: 10.21
Current: 5.19
2.78
10.21
EV-to-EBIT 79.14
VOD's EV-to-EBIT is ranked lower than
99.99% of the 394 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 15.57 vs. VOD: 79.14 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EV-to-EBIT only.
VOD' s EV-to-EBIT Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -98.7  Med: 7.5 Max: 83.5
Current: 79.14
-98.7
83.5
EV-to-EBITDA 8.60
VOD's EV-to-EBITDA is ranked lower than
60% of the 433 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 8.64 vs. VOD: 8.60 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EV-to-EBITDA only.
VOD' s EV-to-EBITDA Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -9  Med: 6.6 Max: 20.4
Current: 8.6
-9
20.4
Shiller P/E 5.96
VOD's Shiller P/E is ranked higher than
89% of the 116 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 16.72 vs. VOD: 5.96 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Shiller P/E only.
VOD' s Shiller P/E Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 5.62  Med: 7.86 Max: 125
Current: 5.96
5.62
125
Current Ratio 0.89
VOD's Current Ratio is ranked lower than
63% of the 441 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.13 vs. VOD: 0.89 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Current Ratio only.
VOD' s Current Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.29  Med: 0.69 Max: 2.84
Current: 0.89
0.29
2.84
Quick Ratio 0.87
VOD's Quick Ratio is ranked lower than
60% of the 441 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.03 vs. VOD: 0.87 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Quick Ratio only.
VOD' s Quick Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.28  Med: 0.66 Max: 2.8
Current: 0.87
0.28
2.8
Days Inventory 6.70
VOD's Days Inventory is ranked higher than
77% of the 350 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 17.36 vs. VOD: 6.70 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Inventory only.
VOD' s Days Inventory Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 4.96  Med: 5.73 Max: 6.7
Current: 6.7
4.96
6.7
Days Sales Outstanding 99.27
VOD's Days Sales Outstanding is ranked lower than
81% of the 350 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 46.91 vs. VOD: 99.27 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Sales Outstanding only.
VOD' s Days Sales Outstanding Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 31.44  Med: 33.74 Max: 99.27
Current: 99.27
31.44
99.27
Days Payable 68.44
VOD's Days Payable is ranked higher than
51% of the 290 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 64.92 vs. VOD: 68.44 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Payable only.
VOD' s Days Payable Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 40.34  Med: 51.95 Max: 70.36
Current: 68.44
40.34
70.36

Dividend & Buy Back

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industry
vs
history
Dividend Yield 6.01
VOD's Dividend Yield is ranked higher than
81% of the 738 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 4.14 vs. VOD: 6.01 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Dividend Yield only.
VOD' s Dividend Yield Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 3.95  Med: 8.55 Max: 13.71
Current: 6.01
3.95
13.71
Dividend Growth (3y) -13.30
VOD's Dividend Growth (3y) is ranked lower than
72% of the 195 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 3.90 vs. VOD: -13.30 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Dividend Growth (3y) only.
VOD' s Dividend Growth (3y) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -14.5  Med: 19.9 Max: 95.4
Current: -13.3
-14.5
95.4
Forward Dividend Yield 6.01
VOD's Forward Dividend Yield is ranked higher than
81% of the 718 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 4.07 vs. VOD: 6.01 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward Dividend Yield only.
N/A
Yield on cost (5-Year) 4.09
VOD's Yield on cost (5-Year) is ranked lower than
55% of the 793 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 4.43 vs. VOD: 4.09 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Yield on cost (5-Year) only.
VOD' s Yield on cost (5-Year) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 2.69  Med: 5.82 Max: 9.33
Current: 4.09
2.69
9.33
3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio 0.20
VOD's 3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio is ranked higher than
77% of the 268 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: -1.60 vs. VOD: 0.20 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful 3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio only.
VOD' s 3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -63.8  Med: 0.8 Max: 4.1
Current: 0.2
-63.8
4.1

Valuation & Return

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industry
vs
history
Price/Tangible Book 3.01
VOD's Price/Tangible Book is ranked higher than
51% of the 356 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 3.00 vs. VOD: 3.01 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Tangible Book only.
VOD' s Price/Tangible Book Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1.01  Med: 3.08 Max: 74.5
Current: 3.01
1.01
74.5
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) 1.30
VOD's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) is ranked lower than
77% of the 501 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 4.40 vs. VOD: 1.30 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) only.
VOD' s Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1.2  Med: 7.8 Max: 18.4
Current: 1.3
1.2
18.4
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) -4.16
VOD's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) is ranked lower than
84% of the 250 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 8.46 vs. VOD: -4.16 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) only.
VOD' s Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -20.3  Med: 9 Max: 47.4
Current: -4.16
-20.3
47.4

More Statistics

Revenue (TTM) (Mil) $56,872
EPS (TTM) $ -3.14
Beta0.74
Short Percentage of Float0.47%
52-Week Range $24.17 - 34.70
Shares Outstanding (Mil)2,655.86

Analyst Estimate

Mar17 Mar18 Mar19
Revenue (Mil $) 58,381 58,292 61,151
EPS ($) 0.63 0.88 1.02
EPS w/o NRI ($) 0.63 0.88 1.02
EPS Growth Rate
(3Y to 5Y Estimate)
N/A
Dividends Per Share ($) 1.48 1.20 0.97
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