Telefonica, S.A. operates as a diversified telecommunications group that provides fixed line and mobile telephony services. Telefonica wants to enhance people's lives and the performance of businesses as well as the progress of the communities where they operate by delivering innovative services based on information and communications technologies. 

As of March 2013, it operates in 24 countries and its total number of customers amounted to 315.7 million. Telefónica has one of the most international profiles in the sector with more than 77% of its business outside its home market and a reference point in the Spanish and Portuguese speaking market.

Company Growth (employees)
Madrid, ES
Size (employees)
126,388 (est)
Telefonica was founded in 1924 and is headquartered in Madrid, ES

Key People at Telefonica

José María Álvarez-Pallete López

José María Álvarez-Pallete López

Chairman & CEO
Guillermo Ansaldo

Guillermo Ansaldo

Chief Global Resources Officer
Eduardo Caride

Eduardo Caride

Director of Operations
Ramiro Sánchez de Lerín García-Ovies

Ramiro Sánchez de Lerín García-Ovies

Group General Counsel
Ángel Vilá

Ángel Vilá

Chief Strategy and Finance Officer
José Luis Gómez-Navarro

José Luis Gómez-Navarro

Corporate Communications and Institutional Marketing
Carlos López Blanco

Carlos López Blanco

Public Affairs & Regulation
María García-Legaz

María García-Legaz

Chief of Staff
Laura Abasolo García de Baquedano

Laura Abasolo García de Baquedano

Director of Planning, Budgets and Control
Mariano de Beer

Mariano de Beer

Chief Commercial Digital Officer
Chema Alonso

Chema Alonso

Chief Data Officer

Telefonica Office Locations

Telefonica has offices in Madrid, Manchester, Greater Manchester, London and in 112 other locations
Madrid, ES (HQ)
Central Building, Pl. 2nd C
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Telefonica Data and Metrics

Telefonica Financial Metrics

Telefonica's revenue was reported to be €52 b in FY, 2016 which is a 5% decrease from the previous period.

Revenue (FY, 2016)

52 b

Revenue growth (FY, 2015 - FY, 2016), %


Market capitalization (25-Jul-2017)

55.1 b

Closing share price (25-Jul-2017)

Telefonica's current market capitalization is $55.1 b.
EURFY, 2014FY, 2015FY, 2016


50.4 b54.9 b52 b

Revenue growth, %


Cost of goods sold

11.8 b12.9 b

Gross profit

38.6 b42 b

Gross profit Margin, %


Operating expense total

12.8 b14.9 b

Net Income

3.3 b2.9 b
EURY, 2016


390.3 k

Telefonica Operating Metrics

FY, 2015FY, 2016

Fixed Telephony Accesses

39.73 m38.28 m

Internet and Data Accesses

21.37 m21.65 m

Mobile Accesses

272.1 m276.45 m

Pay TV

8.27 m8.29 m

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Telefonica Online and Social Media Presence

Telefonica News and Updates

Mayor Sadiq Khan hails Telefonica and Ferrovial London developments

London mayor Sadiq Khan has welcomed the announcement that both telecoms company Telefonica, which owns O2, and infrastructure giant Ferrovial have unveiled plans for London developments. The mayor said it proved the capital's lasting appeal a day after Theresa May triggered Article 50 to start t…

Is Telefonica readying itself to reignite O2 float?

O2's owner has set the ball rolling on a strategic plan to clear legacy issues before either floating or selling the British mobile phone operator, according to reports. Singapore's sovereign wealth fund, GIC, is working with private equity fund CVC to buy a controlling share in Telefonica's infr…

Viacom May Buy Telefonica’s Telefe

For around $385 million.

Telefonica calls up bankers for O2 market float

Telefonica, the Spanish owner of mobile network O2, has stepped up plans to float the business in London. It’s appointed a top team of investment bankers, with Barclays leading the deal. UBS and Morgan Stanley will also be working to sell O2 to investors, with a fourth bank expected to be name…

Telefonica reports revenue falls in quarter of O2-Three merger collapse

Telefonica has reported a near-eight per cent fall in revenue in the quarter its O2 sale fell through. The figures Telefonica UK’s revenue for the quarter was €1.7bn (£1.4bn), down 12.3 per cent. The UK market was the second biggest faller in terms of revenue, behind Latin America, where it fe…

UPDATE 1-Telefonica Brasil boosts merger outlook, but profit down

SAO PAULO, July 26 (Reuters) - Telefonica Brasil SA , the biggest telecommunications company in the country, raised its forecast for savings from a major merger, although one-time personnel costs from the restructuring triggered a 23 percent drop in quarterly profit.
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