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About Telephone & Data Systems Inc.
Telephone and Data Systems, Inc. operates as a telecommunications service company. The company provides wireless operations by its 82 % owned subsidiary, United States Cellular Corporation (U.S. Cellular), and wireline operations by its wholly-owned subsidiary, TDS Telecommunications Corporation (TDS Telecom). It also conducts printing and distribution services through its 80%-owned subsidiary, Suttle Straus, Inc. (Suttle-Straus).
The company has three reportable segments: U.S. Cellulars wireless operations; TDS Telecoms Incumbent Local Exchange Carrier (ILEC) wireline operations; and TDS Telecoms Competitive Local Exchange Carrier (CLEC) wireline operations.
U.S. CELLULAR OPERATIONS
U.S. Cellular is a wireless telecommunications service provider. As of December 31, 2009, U.S. Cellular provided wireless voice and data services to approximately 6.1 million customers in five geographic market areas in 26 states. U.S. Cellular operates its wireless systems under an organizational structure in which it groups its markets into geographic market areas to offer customers service areas that primarily utilize U.S. Cellulars network. U.S. Cellulars ownership interests in wireless licenses include both consolidated and investment interests in licenses covering portions of 35 states as of December 31, 2009.
Products and Services
Wireless Devices: U.S. Cellular offers a range of wireless handsets and laptop cards for use by its customers. The wireless devices that U.S. Cellular offers are compatible with its Code Division Multiple Access (CDMA) 1XRTT and/or third generation Evolution-Data Optimized (3G) network. In addition, U.S. Cellular offers a range of accessories, such as carrying cases, hands-free devices, batteries, battery chargers and other items to customers, and U.S. Cellular sells wireless devices to agents and other third-party distributors for resale.
During 2009, U.S. Cellulars smartphone category was expanded with the addition of various BlackBerry and Windows Mobile-based handsets, such as the BlackBerry Tour, BlackBerry Flip, next generation BlackBerry Curve, HTC Snap, and HTC Touch Pro II. In addition, U.S. Cellular expanded its premium handset offering with the addition of the LG Tritan, LG Bliss, and Samsung Caliber.
U.S. Cellular purchases wireless devices and accessory products from various manufacturers, with the substantial majority of such purchases made from LG InfoComm, Samsung, Research In Motion, Motorola, Personal Communications Devices, LLC, Superior Communications, and Kyocera.
Wireless Services: U.S. Cellulars customers are able to choose from various packaged voice and data pricing plans that are designed to fit different usage patterns and customer needs, including both postpay and prepay options. U.S. Cellular generally offers wide area and national consumer plans that can be tailored to a customers needs by the addition of features or feature packages. Additionally, U.S. Cellular offers hybrid prepay service plans, which include unlimited or packages of minutes for a monthly fee.
U.S. Cellulars easyedge brand of enhanced data services use a binary runtime environment for wireless (BREW) technology, licensed from Qualcomm, and adds limited computer-like functionality to non-smartphone handsets, enabling applications to be downloaded over-the-air directly to the customers wireless device. These data services include news, weather, sports information, games, ring tones, and other services. Applications are added to U.S. Cellulars easyedge catalog on an ongoing basis. Significant applications include Mobile Browser, which gives customers connectivity for accessing Web e-mail, social networking and other Internet sites, and performing e-commerce transactions; Mobile E-mail, which helps bridge the gap for customers who want to stay connected no matter where they are or what they are doing; Your Navigator, which offers voice-prompted turn-by-turn navigation to help customers reach their destinations; Music Sync, which turns a customers handset into a music player; and Search & Info, which gives customers the ability to search for ri
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1. TELEPHONE & DATA SYSTEMS INC. COMPANY PROFILE
1.1. Key facts
1.2. Financial Performance
1.3. Key Executives
1.4. Ownership and Major Holders
1.5. Company History
2. TELEPHONE & DATA SYSTEMS INC. BUSINESS OVERVIEW
2.1. Business Description
2.2. Major Products and Services
2.3. Markets and Sales Activities
2.4. Locations, Subsidiaries, Operating Units
3. TELEPHONE & DATA SYSTEMS INC. SWOT ANALYSIS
4. TELEPHONE & DATA SYSTEMS INC. FINANCIAL ANALYSIS
4.1. Financial Statements
4.1.1. Income Statement
4.1.2. Balance Sheet
4.1.3. Cash Flow
4.2. Financial Ratios
4.2.2. Margin Analysis
4.2.3. Asset Turnover
4.2.4. Credit Ratios
4.2.5. Long-Term Solvency
4.2.6. Growth Over Prior Year
4.2.7. Financial Ratios Charts
4.3. Stock Market Snapshot
5. TELEPHONE & DATA SYSTEMS INC. COMPETITORS AND INDUSTRY ANALYSIS
5.1. Telephone & Data Systems Inc. Direct Competitors
5.2. Comparison of Telephone & Data Systems Inc. and Direct Competitors Financial Ratios
5.3. Comparison of Telephone & Data Systems Inc. and Direct Competitors Stock Charts
5.4. Telephone & Data Systems Inc. Industry Analysis
5.4.1. Communication Services Industry Snapshot
5.4.2. Telephone & Data Systems Inc. Industry Position Analysis
6. TELEPHONE & DATA SYSTEMS INC. NEWS & EVENTS
6.1. News & PR Activity Analysis
6.2. IR Corporate News
6.3. Marketing News
6.4. Corporate Events
7. TELEPHONE & DATA SYSTEMS INC. EXPERTS REVIEW1
7.1. Experts Opinion
7.2. Experts Estimates
8. TELEPHONE & DATA SYSTEMS INC. ENHANCED SWOT ANALYSIS2
9. UNITED STATES PESTEL ANALYSIS2
9.1. Political Factors
9.2. Economic Factors
9.3. Social Factors
9.4. Technological Factors
9.5. Environmental Factors
9.6. Legal Factors
10. TELEPHONE & DATA SYSTEMS INC. IFE, EFE, IE MATRICES2
10.1. Internal Factor Evaluation Matrix
10.2. External Factor Evaluation Matrix
10.3. Internal External Matrix
11. TELEPHONE & DATA SYSTEMS INC. PORTER FIVE FORCES ANALYSIS2
12. TELEPHONE & DATA SYSTEMS INC. VRIO ANALYSIS2
APPENDIX: RATIO DEFINITIONS
LIST OF TABLES
Telephone & Data Systems Inc. Key Facts
Income Statement Key Figures
Balance Sheet Key Figures
Cash Flow Statement Key Figures
Financial Performance Abbreviation Guide
Telephone & Data Systems Inc. Key Executives
Key Executives Biographies1
Key Executives Compensations1
Telephone & Data Systems Inc. Major Shareholders
Telephone & Data Systems Inc. History
Telephone & Data Systems Inc. Products
Revenues by Segment
Revenues by Region
Telephone & Data Systems Inc. Offices and Representations
Telephone & Data Systems Inc. SWOT Analysis
Yearly Income Statement Including Trends
Income Statement Latest 4 Quarters Including Trends
Yearly Balance Sheet Including Trends
Balance Sheet Latest 4 Quarters Including Trends
Yearly Cash Flow Including Trends
Cash Flow Latest 4 Quarters Including Trends
Telephone & Data Systems Inc. Profitability Ratios
Margin Analysis Ratios
Asset Turnover Ratios
Long-Term Solvency Ratios
Financial Ratios Growth Over Prior Year
Telephone & Data Systems Inc. Capital Market Snapshot
Telephone & Data Systems Inc. Direct Competitors Key Facts
Direct Competitors Profitability Ratios
Direct Competitors Margin Analysis Ratios
Direct Competitors Asset Turnover Ratios
Direct Competitors Credit Ratios
Direct Competitors Long-Term Solvency Ratios
Communication Services Industry Statistics
Telephone & Data Systems Inc. Industry Position
Company vs. Industry Income Statement Analysis
Company vs. Industry Balance Sheet Analysis
Company vs. Industry Cash Flow Analysis
Company vs. Industry Ratios Comparison
Telephone & Data Systems Inc. Consensus Recommendations1
Analyst Recommendation Summary1
Price Target Summary1
Experts Recommendation Trends1
Revenue Estimates Analysis1
Earnings Estimates Analysis1
Revenue Estimates Trend1
Earnings Estimates Trend1
LIST OF FIGURES
Telephone & Data Systems Inc. Annual Revenues in Comparison with Cost of Goods Sold and Gross Profit
Profit Margin Chart
Operating Margin Chart
Return on Equity (ROE) Chart
Return on Assets (ROA) Chart
Debt to Equity Chart
Current Ratio Chart
Telephone & Data Systems Inc. 1-year Stock Charts
Telephone & Data Systems Inc. 5-year Stock Charts
Telephone & Data Systems Inc. vs. Main Indexes 1-year Stock Chart
Telephone & Data Systems Inc. vs. Direct Competitors 1-year Stock Charts
Telephone & Data Systems Inc. Article Density Chart
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SWOT, which stands for Strengths, Weaknesses, Opportunities and Threats, is an analytical framework that identifies the internal and external factors that are favorable and unfavorable for a company.
Enhanced SWOT Analysis
Enhanced SWOT is a 3×3 grid that arranges strengths, weaknesses, opportunities and threats into one scheme:
- How to use the strengths to take advantage of the opportunities?
- How to use the strengths to reduce likelihood and impact of the threats?
- How to overcome the weaknesses that obstruct taking advantage of the opportunities?
- How to overcome the weaknesses that can make the threats a reality?
Upon answering these questions a company can develop a project plan to improve its business performance.
PESTEL (also termed as PESTLE) is an ideal tool to strategically analyze what influence different outside factors – political, economic, sociocultural, technological, environmental and legal – exert on a business to later chart its long term targets.
Being part of the external analysis when carrying out a strategic assessment or performing a market study, PESTEL gives an overview of diverse macro-environmental factors that any company should thoughtfully consider. By perceiving these outside environments, businesses can maximally benefit from the opportunities while minimizing the threats to the organization.
Key Factors Examined by PESTEL Analysis:
- Political – What opportunities and pressures are brought by political bodies and what is the degree of public regulations’ impact on the business?
- Economic – What economic policies, trends and structures are expected to affect the organization, what is this influence’s degree?
- Sociological – What cultural and societal aspects will work upon the demand for the business’s products and operations?
- Technological – What impact do the technological aspects, innovations, incentives and barriers have on the organization?
- Environmental – What environmental and ecological facets, both locally and farther afield, are likely to predetermine the business?
- Legal – What laws and legislation will exert influence on the style the business is carried out?
IFE, EFE, IE Matrices
The Internal Factor Evaluation matrix (IFE matrix) is a strategic management tool helping audit or evaluate major weaknesses and strengths in a business’s functional areas. In addition, IFE matrix serves as a basis for identifying and assessing relationships amongst those areas. The IFE matrix is utilised in strategy formulation.
The External Factor Evaluation matrix (EFE matrix) is a tool of strategic management that is typically utilised to assess current market conditions. It is an ideal instrument for visualising and prioritising the threats and opportunities a firm is facing.
The essential difference between the above mentioned matrices lies in the type of factors incorporated in the model; whilst the latter is engaged in internal factors, the former deals exceptionally with external factors – those exposed to social, political, economic, legal, etc. external forces.
Being a continuation of the EFE matrix and IFE matrix models, the Internal External matrix (IE matrix) rests upon an investigation of external and internal business factors integrated into one suggestive model.
Porter Five Forces Analysis
The Porter’s five forces analysis studies the industry of operation and helps the company find new sources of competitive advantage. The analysis surveys an industry through five major questions:
- What composes a threat of substitute products and services?
- Is there a threat of new competitors entering the market?
- What is the intensity of competitive rivalry?
- How big is the bargaining power of buyers?
- How significant is the bargaining power of suppliers?
VRIO stands for Value, Rarity, Imitability, Organization. This analysis helps to evaluate all company’s resources and capabilities and bring them together into one aggregate table that includes:
- Tangible resources
- Intangible resources
- Innovation and Creativity
- Organizational capabilities
The result of the analysis gives a clear picture of company’s competitive and economic implications, answering the questions if the resources mentioned above are:
- Costly to imitate?
- Organized properly?