4 Telecom Sector Stocks – AYS, VOC, TLS and TMP

4 Telecom Sector Stocks

Amaysim Australia Limited (ASX: AYS)

Junior telecom player, Amaysim Australia Limited (ASX: AYS) witnessed a solid growth in the subscribers across mobile and energy in FY 2018 despite a highly competitive market. The revenue of the company increased by 76.8% to $577.6 million in FY 2018 which was mainly due to strong 12-month contribution of energy, solid growth in subscribers across the group and the launch of device and amaysim energy. The underlying EBITDA of the company increased by 9.8% to $47.8 million. Due to addition of new verticals- energy and broadband, the underlying operating costs increased by 91.0%. The underlying EPS of the company increased by 47.8% to 5.9 cents. The cash and cash equivalent at the end of the financial year 2018 was $9.8 million which is $8.3 million less than the previous year. The capital expenditure of the company increased by $3.8 million to $52.7 million. Meanwhile, the share price declined by 1.83 percent in the past three months as of 3 October 2018 and traded close to PE level of 82.310x. Further, the stock traded 52.9% discount to 12-month high of $2.250 against the 51.4% premium to 12-month low of $0.70 (as at October 4, 2018) and was up 1.4% on October 5, 2018 (12 PM AEST). 

Vocus Group Limited (ASX: VOC)

In FY 2018, Vocus Group Limited (ASX: VOC) delivered result in line with Company’s guidance. The total revenue of the company increased by 2 percent to $1.9 billion in FY2018 and the underlying EBITDA of the company increased by 7% to $366 million in FY 2018. The cash flow from the operating activities increased from $131.42 million in FY 2017 to $252.49 million in FY 2018. At the end of FY 2018 the company was having cash and cash equivalent of $57.91 million. Meanwhile, the share price of the company increased by 38.82 percent in the past three months as of 3 October 2018 and traded close to PE level of 33.4x. Further, the stock traded at 2.7% discount to 12-month high of $3.37 against the 55.5% premium to 12-month low of $2.11 (as at October 4, 2018). Vocus has thus seen a turnaround in performance given the change in fundamentals as depicted from the full year result. 

Telstra Corporation Limited (ASX: TLS)

In FY 2018, Telstra Corporation Limited (ASX: TLS) earned a revenue of $26,011 million against $26,013 million in the previous year. The total income of the company increased from $17,558 million in FY 2017 to $18,899 million in FY 2018. The EBIT of the company decreased from $6,238 million in FY 2017 to $5,651 million. The earnings per share has also decreased from 32.5 cents to 30 cents. Because of NBN Corporate plan which was announced on 31 August 2018, the company is expecting a $300m decrease in the revenue of the upcoming year. Recently, the company came together with P2P transport in a $17 million partnership deal to provide digital taxi advertising solutions. Meanwhile, the share price of the company increased by 21 percent in the past three months and traded close to PE level of 10.70x. After a lot of hammering in the past, the stock seems to be back on track while competition and nbn related challenges still hover around the TLS.

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Tech Mpire Limited (ASX: TMP)

Tech Mpire Limited (ASX: TMP) is involved in the operations of performance-based online and mobile marketing solutions. In FY 2018, the company earned revenue of $15.48 million against $37.02 million a year ago. Basic loss per share of the company was 9.35 cents in FY 2018. Net cash flows used in operating activities were $5.78 million in FY2018 which was around $2 million a year ago. Cash and cash equivalent at the end of the FY 2018 was 4.05 million. In the last three months, the share price of the company increased by 27.01% from $0.043 to $0.055 as on 3 October 2018. The group has now issued an Entitlement Issue Prospectus to shareholders to raise about $2.4 million.

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