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AT&T (NYSE:T) GF Value Rank

: 5 (As of Today)
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AT&T has the GF Value Rank of 5.

The GF Value Rank is determined by the price-to-GF-Value (P/GF Value) ratio, a proprietary metric calculated based on historical multiples along with an adjustment factor based on a company's past returns and growth and future estimates of the business' performance.

GuruFocus found that for valuation, we cannot simply give stocks a better GF Value rank simply because they have a lower P/GF Value ratio. Backtesting shows that over the long term, the two worst-performing groups are the most expensive group (with the highest P/GF Value ratio) and the least expensive group (with the lowest P/GF Value ratio).

We can understand why the most expensive group underperforms. We were initially puzzled by the underperformance of the least expensive group, but we realized there is a reason why some stocks are super cheap. If they look too undervalued, it is often because the businesses behind them are poor quality. The market realized this and gave them low valuations. In a way, the market is efficient.

After multiple backtesting analyses, we granted the stocks in third-cheapest percentile the highest GF Value rank, as they have performed the best over a full market cycle. Stock performance is actually not as sensitive to valuation as it is to growth and profitability. On average, the companies in the 20%-50% valuation groups have similar performances. Therefore, we should avoid the most expensive and the least expensive stocks. We can be more tolerant of valuation.

Please click GF Score to see more details on the GF Score's 5 Key Aspects of Analysis.


Competitive Comparison

For the Telecom Services subindustry, AT&T's GF Value Rank, along with its competitors' market caps and GF Value Rank data, can be viewed below:

* Competitive companies are chosen from companies within the same industry, with headquarter located in same country, with closest market capitalization; x-axis shows the market cap, and y-axis shows the term value; the bigger the dot, the larger the market cap. Note that "N/A" values will not show up in the chart.


AT&T GF Value Rank Distribution

For the Telecommunication Services industry and Communication Services sector, AT&T's GF Value Rank distribution charts can be found below:

* The bar in red indicates where AT&T's GF Value Rank falls into.



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AT&T (NYSE:T) Business Description

Address
208 S. Akard Street, Dallas, TX, USA, 75202
The wireless business contributes about two thirds of AT&T's revenue following the spinoff of Warner Media. The firm is the third-largest U.S. wireless carrier, connecting 70 million postpaid and 18 million prepaid phone customers. Fixed-line enterprise services, which account for about 18% of revenue, include internet access, private networking, security, voice, and wholesale network capacity. Residential fixed-line services, about 11% of revenue, primarily consist of broadband internet access service. AT&T also has a sizable presence in Mexico, serving 22 million customers, but this business only accounts for 3% of revenue. The firm still holds a 70% equity stake in satellite television provider DirecTV but does not consolidate this business in its financial statements.
Executives
Sanders S Sabrina officer: SVP-ChiefActngOfcr&Controller 208 S. AKARD ST., 29TH FLOOR, DALLAS TX 75202
Debra L. Dial officer: SVP-ChiefActngOfcr&Controller 208 S. AKARD, 29TH FLOOR, DALLAS TX 75202
Jeremy Alan Legg officer: Chief Technology Officer 208 S. AKARD STREET, DALLAS TX 75202
Kenny Kellyn Smith officer: Chief Marketing & Growth Ofcr 208 S. AKARD ST, 29TH FLOOR, DALLAS TX 75202
Edward W Gillespie officer: SrEVP-Ext & Legal Affairs 208 S. AKARD, DALLAS TX 75202
Angela Santone officer: Sr. Exec VP-Human Resources 208 S. AKARD ST, DALLAS TX 75202
Jeffery S. Mcelfresh officer: CEO, AT&T Communications, LLC 208 S. AKARD, 29TH FLOOR, DALLAS TX 75202
Mcatee David R Ii officer: Sr. Exec. VP and Gen. Counsel 208 S. AKARD, 29TH FLOOR, DALLAS TX 75202
David S. Huntley officer: SEVP&Chief Compliance Officer 208 S. AKARD, ROOM 2900;07, DALLAS TX 75202
Lori M Lee officer: CEO-AT&T LatAm&GlobalMktgOfcr 208 S. AKARD ST., 29TH FLOOR, DALLAS TX 75202
Pascal Desroches officer: Sr. Exec VP and CFO AT&T INC., 208 S AKARD STREET, DALLAS TX 75202
Stephen J Luczo director
Luis A Ubinas director 209 REDWOOD SHORES PARKWAY, REDWOOD CITY CA 94065-1175
John T Stankey officer: Sr. Exec. VP and CIO 208 S. AKARD ST., 29TH FLOOR, DALLAS TX 75202
Jason Kilar officer: CEO, Warner Media, LLC 208 S. AKARD ST, DALLAS TX 75202