4-Star Stocks Poised to Pop: Turkcell

Based on the aggregated intelligence of 180,000-plus investors participating in Motley Fool CAPS, the Fool's free investing community, Turkish telecom provider Turkcell Iletisim Hizmetleri (NYS: TKC) has earned a respected four-star ranking.

With that in mind, let's take a closer look at Turkcell's business and see what CAPS investors are saying about the stock right now.

Turkcell facts

Headquarters (Founded)

Istanbul (1993)

Market Cap

$10.4 billion


Wireless telecom services

Trailing-12-Month Revenue

$5.83 billion


CEO Sureyya Ciliv (since 2007)

CFO Serkan Okandan (since 2005)

Return on Equity (Average, Past 3 Years)



$3.34 billion / $1.92 billion


Vodafone Group (NAS: VOD)

Sources: Capital IQ (a division of Standard & Poor's) and Motley Fool CAPS.

On CAPS, 97% of the 870 members who have rated Turkcell believe the stock will outperform the S&P 500 going forward. These bulls include robertshrestha and All-Star 4thRockFool.

Earlier this week, robertshrestha tapped Turkcell as a tempting turnaround opportunity:

Stock's been beaten up on Euro fears and partner disputes. This is a bet that both concerns will be resolved eventually and the juicy dividend coming back. I like my chances.

In fact, Turkcell boasts a robust three-year average operating margin of 23%. That's higher than that of other large telecom plays like Vodafone (16%), AT&T (NYS: T) (17%), and Verizon (NYS: VZ) (17%).

CAPS member 4thRockFool elaborates on the Turkcell bull case:

Turkish telecom with nice [previous >4.5%] dividend. Dispute among three partners -- Sweden's TeliaSonera, Russia's Altimo and Turkey's Cukurova -- over control of the company has resulted in delay of annual meeting and failure to make annual dividend distribution. Stock has been hammered presenting a buying opportunity for those with an appetite for risk.

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