Vodafone Group Plc

Vodafone Group Plc

Vodafone Group Plc

Overview
Date Founded

1982

Headquarters

Vodafone House,The Connection,Newbury, Berkshire RG14 2FN

Type of Company

Public

Employees (Worldwide)

93K

Industries

Wireless Telecommunications
Internet Software & Services
Computer Software

Company Description

Vodafone Group Plc engages in telecommunication services in Europe and internationally. The firms offers mobile services that enable customers to call, text, and access data; fixed line services, including broadband, television (TV) offerings, and voice; and convergence services under the GigaKombi and Vodafone One names to customers. It also provides mobile, fixed, and a suite of converged communication services, such as Internet of Things (IoT) comprising managed IoT connectivity, automotive, and insurance services, as well as smart metering and health solutions; cloud and security portfolio comprising public and private cloud services, as well as cloud-based applications and products for securing networks and devices; and international voice, IP transit, and messaging services to support business customers that include small home offices and large multi-national companies. In addition, the company offers M-Pesa, an African payment platform, which provides money transfer, financial, and business and merchant payment services; and various services to operators through its market agreements, as well as rents capacity to mobile virtual network operators to provide mobile services. The firm has a strategic partnership with Open Fiber. As of March 31, 2019, it had approximately 650 million mobile customers, 19 million fixed broadband customers, and 14 million TV customers. The company was founded on July 17, 1984 and is headquartered in Newbury, the United Kingdom.

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In The News
The Daily Mail and Mail on Sunday (London)
December 2, 2020
VODAFONE COMPLAINT THAT FELL ON DEAF EARS
ICT Monitor Worldwide
December 1, 2020
Three UK hits reset on IT and 5G overhaul
ICT Monitor Worldwide
November 30, 2020
The current state of 5G deployments in the UK
Executives & Employees

Group Chief Executive Officer & Executive Director

Chief Financial Officer

Group General Counsel & Company Secretary

Group Chief Technology Officer

Chief Executive Officer Vodafone UK

Chief Executive Officer, Europe Cluster

Chief Executive Officer Vodafone Germany

Chief Executive Officer Vodafone Italy

Chief Executive Officer of Amap

Chief Executive Officer, Vodafone Ghana

Board of Directors

Former Vice President & General Manager at Grupa Zywiec SA

Chairman & Chief Executive Officer at Ampere Computing LLC

Chair, UK at HSBC Bank Plc

Trustee & Deputy Chairman at The British Museum

Former Group Chief Executive Officer at Standard Life Aberdeen Plc

Chief Financial Officer at ABB Immobilien und Projekte GmbH

Industrial Adviser at CVC Advisers Ltd.

Founder at Augere Ltd.

Chief Financial Officer at Vodafone Group Plc

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Recent Transactions
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Vodafone Group Plc, Vodafone Hutchison Australia Pty Ltd., CK Hutchison Holdings Ltd. purchase TPG Corp. Ltd.

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Ernst & Young AB, Ernst & Young Global Ltd. purchase Doberman AB from Vodafone Group Plc

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Permira Advisers LLP, Synamedia Ltd. purchase Unitymedia GmbH from Vodafone Group Plc

Transaction Advisors
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Advised onVodafone Group Plc, Vodafone International Holdings BV purchase Hutchison Essar Ltd. from Hutchison Whampoa Ltd.

Accountant

Advised onRipplewood Investments LLC purchases SOFTBANK TELECOM Corporation from Vodafone Group Plc

Legal Advisor

Advised onSoftBank Group Corp., BB Mobile Corp. purchase Vodafone K.K from Vodafone Group Plc resulting in a new company SoftBank Corp.

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Advised onVodafone Group Plc, Vodafone Vierte Verwaltungs AG purchase Kabel Deutschland Holding AG

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Advised onVodafone Group Plc, Vodafone Vierte Verwaltungs AG purchase Kabel Deutschland Holding AG

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Advised onVodafone Idea Ltd. purchases Vodafone India Ltd. from Vodafone Group Plc

Advisors & Consultants
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Founder at PJT Partners, Inc.

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Executive Chairman at Nexant, Inc.

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Former Life Peer at United Kingdom House of Lords

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Key Stats and Financials As of 2020
Market Capitalization
$43.7B
Total Enterprise Value
$98.5B
Earnings Per Share
$-0.04
Revenue
$48.8B
Three Year Compounded Annual Growth Rate Of Revenue
-0.63%
Enterprise Value / Sales
2.02x
Debt TEV
0.83x
TEVNet Income
-98.67x
Enterprise Value EBITDAOperating
4.8x
EBITDAMargin
42.06%
Total Debt
$82B
Total Equity
$68.7B
Net Profit
$-998M
EBITDA
$20.5B
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Investors
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Managing Director at Lehman Brothers Europe Ltd.

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Life Peer at United Kingdom House of Lords

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Member, Editorial Board at I-Magazine

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Iliad Cable, Satellite, and Radio Telecommunications - Paris, France

Iliad SA engages in providing Internet access and telecommunication services. The company offers fixed and mobile telephony services, prepaid phone cards and internet access providing and hosting services. It operates through France and Italy geographical segments. The company was founded by Xavier Niel on August 31, 1987 and is headquartered in Paris, France.

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