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Telefonica Brasil (VIV) Company Profile

Updated Jun 2, 2020
Telefonica Brasil has the following business profile:
Company's Full Name:Telefonica Brasil S.A.
Short Name:Telefonica Brasil
Trading Ticker Symbol:VIV
Primary Exchange:NYSE
Headquarter City/Country:Brazil
Primary Industry Sector:Public Utilities
Seconday Sub-sector:Telecommunications Equipment
Main Business Areas: Public Utilities, Telecommunications Equipment, Communication Services, Telecom Services, Telecom, Brazil
Dividend Payments:Dividend History
ETFs Holding:List of ETFs holding Telefonica Brasil stock

Market and Trading Information for Telefonica Brasil

The following details were available for trading and market data about the stock of Telefonica Brasil as of writing:
Current Share Price:$9.18
Previous Year's Closing Price:$14.32
Percentage Price Change (YTD):-35.89%
Market Cap:$15.02 billion
52-week Price Range:$7.75 - $14.68
Dividend Per Share:$2.01
EPS (TTM):1.4
Price-Earnings (Trailing):6.58
Price-Earnings (Forward):15.3

Company Profile and Business Description for Telefonica Brasil

Telefonica Brasil S.A., incorporated on May 22, 1998, is a mobile telecommunications company in Brazil offering postpaid mobile services. The Company also operates as a fixed telecommunications company in the state of Sao Paulo. The Company markets its mobile services under its Vivo brand. It offers its clients a portfolio of products, including mobile and fixed voice, mobile data, fixed broadband, ultra-fast broadband (UBB) (based on its Fiber to the Home (FTTH) and Fiber to the Curb (FTTC) infrastructure), Pay television, information technology and digital services (such as entertainment, cloud and financial services). The Company's operations consist of local and long distance fixed telephone services; mobile services, including value-added services; data services, including broadband services and mobile data services; Pay television services through direct to home (DTH) (a satellite technology), Internet protocol television (IPTV) and cable; network services, including rental of facilities, as well as other services; wholesale services, including interconnection; digital services; services designed specifically for corporate customers, and the sale of wireless devices and accessories. In addition, it sells handsets and accessories at its physical stores, to customers purchasing its digital services. It sells Global System for Mobile Communications (GSM) and Wideband Code Division Multiple Access (WCDMA) devices, such as handsets, smartphones, broadband universal serial bus (USB) modems and devices that are certified to be compatible with the Company's network and service.

Fixed Voice Services

The Company's fixed line services portfolio includes local, domestic long-distance and international long-distance calls provided both on the public and private regime. Fixed local services include activation, monthly subscription, public telephones and measured services. Measured services include all calls that originate and terminate within the same area code within its concession region, which it refers to as local calls. Intraregional long-distance services consist of all calls that originate in one local area or municipality and terminate in another local area or municipality within its concession region. Interregional long-distance services consist of state-to-state calls within Brazil and international long-distance services consist of calls between a phone line in Brazil and a phone line outside Brazil. The Company develops local, intraregional, interregional and international services throughout Brazil, including outside its concession area.

Mobile Services (including Value-Added Services)

The Company's mobile portfolio includes voice and broadband Internet access through wireless application protocol (WAP), third-generation (3G) and fourth-generation (4G), as well as value-added services, including voice mail, voice mail translation in speech-to-text, caller identification, voice minutes in unlimited bundles to other mobile phones of postpaid customers, ring tones and services, such as multi-media backup, cloud-based services to save texts, entertainment and music applications. All these services can be bought by the client at Vivo Service Stores (Lojas de Servicos Vivo). The Company also offers wireless roaming services through agreements with local mobile service providers throughout Brazil and other countries, allowing its subscribers to make and receive calls while outside of its concession areas. It provides reciprocal roaming rights to the customers of the mobile service providers, with which it has such agreements.

Data Services

The Company provides fixed broadband through xDSL technologies, coaxial cable and fiber (FTTH and FTTC). The Company offers the Banda Larga Popular. In mobile broadband, the Company uses a range of technologies to provide wireless Internet services to its customers. In addition, it offers the HSPA+ technology, commercially known as 3G Plus. Its 3G network is available across the nation. It also offers the 4G long-term evolution (LTE) technology.

Pay TV Services

The Company offers subscription-based television, or Pay television, services through DTH, a type of service that uses satellites for the direct distribution of television and audio signals to subscribers. It provides Pay television services by means of DTH and IPTV (a type of service that offers video broadcast through the use of Internet protocol) technologies. It offers DTH to the state of Sao Paulo, and offers IPTV and cable in the metropolitan area of the city of Sao Paulo.

Network Services

The Company's network management technology helps in management and supervision of all its network processes and network performance for its wholesale clients. Its network management centers are located in Sao Paulo, Brasilia and Minas Gerais. The network management center in Sao Paulo monitors the network operational parameters of the transmission backbone, Internet protocol networks and broadband networks. These centers identify abnormalities in both its network and in third-party networks, using failure and signaling monitoring systems. The network management centers are integrated with maintenance and operations teams that maintain and operate cellular network elements, as well as cellular infrastructure and transmission, in addition to the radio network elements and computing bases, service platforms and communications backbones.

The Company provides industrial exploration of dedicated lines (Exploracao Industrial de Linha Dedicada (EILD)). The EILD consists of the rental of dedicated circuits and channel protocols for the provision of services to third parties. Its network consists of an access layer that connects its clients through its metal or optical networks, which are connected to voice and data centers. These centers are interconnected locally or remotely through transmission equipment connected with fiber optics and through a microwave network, which together form a network layer that enables connectivity between the various central aggregate service platforms, as well as interconnection with other carriers.

Wholesale Services (including Interconnection)

The Company provides interconnection services to users of other network providers, as part of its wholesale services. It charges the service provider from whose network the call originates an interconnection fee for every minute that its network is used in connection with the call.

Digital Services (including Value Added Services)

The Company is a digital telecommunications company in areas, such as financial services, machine-to-machine operations, e-health solutions, security, education, insurance, entertainment and mobile advertising. It offers Studio+, which is a video series offer for mobile screens, and WatchMusic, which is a streaming music video service. As of December 31, of 2016 the Company had over 10 million clients, as well as a portfolio of products directed towards the business to consumer (B2C) segment.


The Company offers its corporate clients telecommunications solutions and information technology (IT) support designed to address specific needs and requirements of companies operating in various industries, such as retail, manufacturing, services, financial institutions and government. Its clients are assisted with voice, data, broadband and computer services solutions, including hardware and software (anti-virus software).

The Company competes with America Movil, TIM and SKY.

Av Engenheiro Luis Carlos Berrin

ETFs Holding Telefonica Brasil Stock

As of March 2020, the following exchange-traded funds (ETF) hold the Telefonica Brasil stocks in their respective portfolios. Below is a random list of only 10 ETFs in no particular order that have Telefonica Brasil stock holding. There are a total of 13 ETFs in records which are holding Telefonica Brasil stock in their portfolio. See Full List.

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FONEFirst Trust NASDAQ CEA Smartphone Index FundThe First Trust NASDAQ Smartphone Index Fund tracks a tiered equal-weighted index of companies classified as smartphone companies by the Consumer Technology Association. ...Full Details0.7%54
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QEMMSPDR MSCI Emerging Markets StrategicFactors ETFThe SPDR MSCI Emerging Markets StrategicFactors ETF tracks an index of emerging market securities equally weighted between 3 subindexes: value, minimum volatility and quality. ...Full Details0.3%785
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SPEMSPDR Portfolio Emerging Markets ETFThe SPDR Portfolio Emerging Markets ETF tracks an index of emerging markets companies weighted by market cap. ...Full Details0.11%1030
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TDIVFirst Trust NASDAQ Technology Dividend Index FundThe First Trust NASDAQ Technology Dividend Index Fund tracks a modified dividend-weighted index of U.S.-listed technology companies that pay regular dividends. ...Full Details0.5%98
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VEUVanguard FTSE All-World ex-US ETFThe Vanguard FTSE All-World ex-US ETF is designed to track a market-cap-weighted index of large- and midcap non-US stocks. ...Full Details ...Candlestick Patterns.0.11%1117
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VWOVanguard FTSE Emerging Markets ETFThe Vanguard FTSE Emerging Markets fund tracks a market-cap-weighted index of emerging-market stocks, excluding South Korea. ...Full Details ...Candlestick Patterns.0.14%1457
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VXUSVanguard Total International Stock ETFThe Vanguard Total International Stock ETF tracks a market-cap-weighted index of global stocks covering 99% of the world's global market capitalization outside the US. ...Full Details ...Candlestick Patterns.0.11%886
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VYMIVanguard International High Dividend Yield Index FundThe Vanguard International High Dividend Yield ETF tracks a market-cap-weighted index of developed and emerging market firms (ex-US) that are expected to pay above average dividends over the next 12 months. ...Full Details0.32%562
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ADREInvesco BLDRS Emerging Markets 50 ADR Index FundThe Invesco BLDRS Emerging Markets 50 ADR ETF aims to track a market-cap-weighted index of roughly 50 depositary receipts from emerging markets. The fund is currently heavily weighted in Brazilian ADRs. ...Full Details0.18%51
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VRAIVirtus Real Asset Income ETFN/A ...Full Details0.55%90
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See Full List of ETFs holding Telefonica Brasil stock in their respective portfolios.

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