There’s a reason why the telephone and telecommunications companies are considered ‘widow & orphan’ stocks.
They have been historically pretty boring. They come with steady fixed costs, and with it, they are able to send much of their predictive cash flows out the door to investors. Buying them is almost strictly a bet on their dividends.
However, the sector is quickly losing its former ‘widows & orphans’ moniker.
Growth has once again come to the telecoms as they look to become all-in-one media plays and content producers. With the repeal of net neutrality, the push to develop content and other related telecom services is growing. For investors, it could provide the much-needed boost that boring telecom shares need.