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Vodafone Group LSE:VOD London Ordinary Share GB00BH4HKS39 ORD USD0.20 20/21
  Price Change % Change Share Price Shares Traded Last Trade
  +0.20p +0.12% 160.68p 71,240,396 16:35:09
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160.18p 160.24p 160.62p 157.66p 158.64p
Industry Sector Turnover (m) Profit (m) EPS - Basic PE Ratio Market Cap (m)
Mobile Telecommunications 40,952.34 3,410.13 7.72 20.4 42,925.8

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Vodafone Daily Update: Vodafone Group is listed in the Mobile Telecommunications sector of the London Stock Exchange with ticker VOD. The last closing price for Vodafone was 160.48p.
Vodafone Group has a 4 week average price of 151.16p and a 12 week average price of 142.60p.
The 1 year high share price is 239.65p while the 1 year low share price is currently 142.60p.
There are currently 26,715,060,473 shares in issue and the average daily traded volume is 77,298,703 shares. The market capitalisation of Vodafone Group is £42,925,759,168.02.
adrian j boris: Https:// Fears for Vodafone dividend after shares collapse as it grapples with £46bn debt pile By Matt Oliver For The Daily Mail Published: 21:51 GMT, 9 November 2018 | Updated: 21:51 GMT, 9 November 2018 Vodafone faces a battle to protect its £3.5billion dividend as it grapples with debts, costly network investments and price wars. The telecoms group is under pressure to spell out how it will maintain its payouts after launching a takeover of Liberty Global's European cable assets, a move that has taken its debt pile to around £46billion. It has also just spent £2.1billion buying airwaves for 5G services in Italy, in an auction that proved far more expensive than industry figures expected. Vodafone is under pressure to spell out how it will maintain its payouts after launching a takeover of Liberty Global's European cable assets +1 Vodafone is under pressure to spell out how it will maintain its payouts after launching a takeover of Liberty Global's European cable assets Analysts have raised doubts about its growth prospects, warning the company faces intense price competition in Italy, Spain and India. Since the start of the year, the share price plunged more than 38 per cent to nine-year lows, wiping £24billion off its value. Company veteran Nick Read, who took over from former boss Vittorio Colao last month, will present his first quarterly results as chief executive on Tuesday. He is expected to set out his vision for the group, including how it will take advantage of the Liberty Global deal, continue cutting costs and drum up cash from asset sales. One investor told the Mail there were questions over whether Vodafone would carry on paying its current dividend. However, talks with management about this had proved frustrating, the investor added. Vodafone veteran Nick Read will present his first quarterly results as chief exec on Tuesday Vodafone veteran Nick Read will present his first quarterly results as chief exec on Tuesday The Vodafone dividend has long made the company an attractive investment to British savers who have benefited from a steady income stream. Analysts have warned Vodafone faces difficult decisions if it wants to protect the dividend, which the company has not cut since first paying one in 1990. But in a note, JP Morgan argued a cut could make sense if the company wants to pay down debts quickly and asset sales and cost-cutting failed to raise enough cash. Russ Mould, investment director at broker AJ Bell, added: 'Concern about the dividend is one of the reasons Vodafone shares have been such a horror this year. The company is pointing to cash flow but what has got people spooked is the Liberty Global deal.' 'They are looking at it and saying 'You already had a lot of debt and that is now going to take it even higher, and at a time when general borrowing costs are going up not down'.' Speaking to investors in September, Read dismissed fears about the dividend and claimed the company had the cash flow to support it. He explained that Vodafone would aim to deliver a cash flow of nearly £15billion over three years, with around £10.5billion taken by dividend payments and £4.5billion left free to spend on airwaves needed for next-generation 5G mobile networks. However, the company says it only expects an annual spend of just over £1billion on 5G spectrum, or around £3.1billion over the period. Speaking in New York, Read told investors: 'We're confident in the dividend policy that we have and that remains the case. 'We did the Liberty Global transaction. Then we said we will de-lever over time, through two levers. One is the expansion of earnings; and the other one is disposal of assets.' He said assets that could be sold included the company's signal masts and towers. Shares closed 2.1 per cent, or 3.16p, lower at 143.92p.
careful: Why as the Vod share price collapsed.
eeza: As is the VOD share price.
diku: Now that VZ is back in US hands how easy is it for US brokers to manipulate weakness in Vod share price...get your traders to short the shares ahead of downgrade...then announce the downgrade...makes you wonder if FTSE shares are the easiest in the western world to short/long/manipulate hence FTSE lags it a basket case?...
garycook: Why the Vodafone share price and 7.6% dividend yield may make it the bargain of the FTSE 100 G A Chester | Sunday, 26th August, 2018 | More on: VOD Image source: Getty Images. The Vodafone (LSE: VOD) share price has performed poorly so far in 2018. It ended last year at 235p and has fallen a whopping 25%. I saw good value in the stock at 184p in early July. The forecast 12-month price-to-earnings (P/E) ratio was 18.4 and the prospective dividend yield was 7.1%. The shares have subsequently declined further to around 176p. The P/E has come down to 17.4 and the dividend yield has risen to 7.6%. Is Vodafone now even better value or has news since July dampened my enthusiasm for it? Sustainable dividend? Vodafone’s dividend has always been a big part of the total return equation for investors. The current yield is higher than it’s been for many years and this makes Vodafone a strong investment proposition — if the dividend is sustainable. Some commentators are concerned that Vodafone’s earnings haven’t been covering its dividend and that it may not be able to afford the payout in the future. However, I believe this concern is overdone. When it comes to assessing dividend affordability, accounting earnings can be less useful than free cash flow (FCF). This is the amount of cash a company has left over after paying all its operating expenses and maintenance capital expenditures. As the table below shows, while Vodafone’s accounting earnings aren’t covering its dividend, its FCF has increased to a much healthier level, both before the costs of spectrum acquisition (part maintenance and part growth capex) and after. 2016 2017 2018 Earnings (€bn) 1.83 2.25 3.22 FCF pre-spectrum (€bn) 1.27 4.06 5.42 FCF (€bn) (2.16) 3.32 4.04 Dividends (€bn) (4.19) (3.71) (3.92) As you can see, FCF for the financial year ended 31 March 2018 was well ahead of earnings and covered the dividend. It’s worth noting, incidentally, that while Vodafone’s P/E is relatively elevated, its P/FCF is more attractive. The company stated in its last annual report that investment in spectrum will be higher in the next two years. Nevertheless, on a longer view it said: “We expect that our FCF generation will — on average — continue to cover our dividend obligations.” And the board reiterated its intention to increase the dividend each year. Strong balance sheet Vodafone’s net debt at the last year-end was €31.5bn compared with shareholders’ equity of €67.6bn, giving gearing (net debt as a percentage of shareholders’ equity) of 47%. This level of gearing is relatively conservative. BT’s is 93% and a number of popular FTSE 100 dividend stocks have gearing of well over 100%. Vodafone’s strong balance sheet can comfortably accommodate its agreed €18bn deal to buy cable networks in Germany and eastern Europe owned by US firm Liberty Global. The acquisition, which is subject to regulatory approval, is expected to complete in mid-2019 and should be a further driver of future FCF and dividends. Bargain buy? Vodafone reported intense competition in India and increased competition in Italy and Spain in a Q1 trading update last month. However, challenging conditions in some markets are almost inevitable for an international behemoth. And with the board reiterating its outlook for the full-year, I didn’t see anything in the trading update to derail Vodafone’s near-term or longer-term prospects, or to suggest that the stock isn’t a bargain. Of course, there’s no saying whether it is the bargain of the FTSE 100 — there are other contenders — but I believe the stock has the potential to deliver a high total return for investors. As such, I rate it a ‘buy’.
anony mous: July 24 2018 INVESTOMANIA Why has Vodafone Group plc ended up on a 7%+ dividend yield? The Vodafone Group plc (LON:VOD)share price currently has a dividend yield of over 7%. In my view, this suggests that investors are uncertain about its future prospects, with its bottom line due to fall by around 6% in the current financial year. Added to this is the risk that comes with a change in CEO. The current CEO has delivered an improved business over his ten years in charge in my view. In that time, the company has made multiple acquisitions, as well as disposing of its stake in Verizon Wireless. Today, it seems to be in a stronger position, and growth could be ahead over the medium term. In fact, Vodafone is expected to record a rise in EPS of 15% in the next financial year. This is relatively impressive compared to other telecom stocks that are listed in the FTSE 100 and FTSE 250. And with it having such a high dividend yield, it may offer a margin of safety that causes its stock price to generate improving performance in future years. Although the stock has a forward PE ratio of around 21 for the current year, its PEG ratio works out as around 1.4 using next year’s double-digit EPS growth rate. This suggests to me that the Vodafone share price could be undervalued at the moment, and that it may be able to offer not only a high income return, but the potential for a rising share price. Given the level of investment that the business has made in its network and in new businesses in recent years, it seems to be in a relatively strong position versus a number of its sector peers. As a result, I remain optimistic about its long-term investment prospects – even if the stock market seems unsure about its future share price path.
clive7878: Surely VOD share price should be doing better than of late. Even Verison has done poorly.
woodhawk: I don't need to see an "attainment breakdown for the referendum voting results". I already know the overwhelming majority of Brexiteers were senile or thick, xenophobic morons. But what has that to do with the VOD share price?
leoneobull: Why 6% yielder Vodafone’s share price could smash the FTSE 100 this year Roland Head | Tuesday, 15th May, 2018 | More on: VOD Image source: Getty Images. The Vodafone Group (LSE: VOD) share price fell by 3.5% in early trade this morning, after the FTSE 100 telecoms giant announced the departure of chief executive Vittorio Colao. The news overshadowed a solid set of results from the firm. Organic revenue rose by 1.6% to €41,066m during the year to 31 March, while operating profit climbed 15.4% to €4.3bn. Adjusted earnings rose by 44% to 11.59 euro cents per share, beating consensus forecasts for earnings of 10 euro cents per share. Vodafone shares have lagged the FTSE 100 over the last year, falling by about 5% while the FTSE has risen by about 3%. In this piece I’ll explain why I think Vodafone is now well positioned to roar ahead of the FTSE. Ready for the future During Mr Colao’s 10 years in charge, he’s made a number of changes. The company’s mobile customer base has doubled from 269m to 536m. By making selected acquisitions and disposals, he’s focused the group on countries where it has scale and opportunity for long-term growth. Last week the company announced an €18bn deal to buy Liberty Global’s German and Eastern Europe cable networks. When this completes, Vodafone will have both the largest mobile network and the largest cable and fibre network in Europe. This should leave the group in a good position to deliver modern, converged services — data-focused products that allow subscribers access to all of their digital services, all of the time. What comes next? This transformation hasn’t been without cost. The group’s net debt of €31.5bn represents 2.1 times adjusted earnings before interest, tax, depreciation and amortisation (EBITDA). That’s at the upper end of what I’m comfortable with. However, I don’t expect this figure to rise much further in the hands of Mr Colao’s successor, chief financial officer Nick Read. Mr Read says that his job will be to get the most of out of the firm’s assets and to oversee the integration of recent acquisitions. I expect this to gradually deliver higher profits while maintaining the group’s strong cash generation. A cash machine Vodafone’s free cash flow before spectrum payments rose by 34% to €5,417m last year. Including spectrum payments, free cash flow was 22% higher at €4,044m. This works out at about 15.2 cents per share, providing free cash flow cover for the group’s dividend payout of 15.07 cents. At today’s exchange rates, this payout gives a dividend yield of 6.6%. And although this payout isn’t covered by earnings, I believe the group’s strong cash generation should mean that the dividend remains safe for the foreseeable future. What comes next? the incoming chief executive will be expected to address Vodafone’s main weakness, its lack of growth. Group revenue has only risen by an average of 1% per year since 2012 and was 2.2% lower last year, at €46,571m. Profits recovered last year but are expected to be flat in 2018/19. Today’s guidance for the coming year suggests that adjusted EBITDA will be between €14.15bn and €14.65bn this time, compared to last year’s figure of €14.7bn. On this basis the shares look expensive, on about 22 times forecast earnings. But given that the 6% dividend is backed by free cash flow, I think the stock could be a good buy for income investors.
goldpiguk: Hi diku, I agree that brokers can live in a fantasy world. Like share traders though they are part of the market - brokers have clients who listen to them and act on their opinion. Ignoring market participants is in my opinion a little blinkered. In the case of VOD most brokers are saying buy. In the case of Monty he is saying short term this is a sell. That makes the market. I listen to them all and form my own opinion. As a LTBH investor Monty can be helpful in picking buying points. The brokers can be equally useful in providing a slightly longer term perspective on the underlying outlook for a company. Once I have purchased a share I ignore the noise, usually adding to a holding on weakness. Although I have 10,000 VOD shares in my ISA I am currently considering adding, so short term VOD share price movements are of more interest than usual. Goldpig
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