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With a presence in several countries around the world, Orange is considered one of Europe's major telecommunications operators. The company offers a full range of communications services, from mobile telephony to internet television and broadband internet access. If you want to sell or buy Orange shares, it's important to understand the factors that influence the share price, including competition in the telecoms sector, the company's financial performance and regulatory developments. On this page, we present a detailed analysis of the Orange share.
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Information on Orange shares
ISIN code: FR0000133308
Ticker: EPA: ORA
Index or market: CAC 40

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Elements to consider before investing in this asset

Analysis N°1

The first thing to look at is the Orange Group's efforts to diversify its activities, particularly through its development in new areas such as e-health and banking. These activities can diversify the company's sources of revenue.

Analysis N°2

The development of the Orange Group’s presence in countries undergoing development where the demand for new technologies is experiencing a boom is also a positive indicator to monitor closely.

Analysis N°3

It will also be important to keep a close eye on the roll-out of the fibre-optic network in France and Europe, and the development of the 5G mobile network, both of which are additional sources of revenue for Orange.

Analysis N°4

It is also important to take into account the strong competition from certain companies that exercise their activities in the same or similar sectors that could wrest part of the market share from this company.

Analysis N°5

Of course, it is important to keep a close eye on the strategies implemented by this group as part of its growth and development.

Analysis N°6

The targets set by the group should then be compared with its actual results, based on the annual and quarterly results published, before buying or selling Orange stocks.

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What should I know before sell and buy Orange stock?

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Knowing the Orange company is of course essential to know how to analyse its share price. Indeed, you need to understand how this company generates its revenues through its various products and services in order to know what threats it is exposed to and what opportunities it has. Here is a complete presentation of this listed company:

The Orange Group is a French company operating in the telecommunications sector. More precisely, it is currently the leading French telecom operator.

To better understand the activities of the Orange Group, it is possible to divide them into different divisions according to the share of turnover they generate and in this way:

  • First of all, the majority of the group's revenues come from the provision of telecommunications services to individuals, which generate 79% of the turnover. This includes mobile telephony services with 214.1 million customers at the end of 2020 with the Orange brands in France, the United Kingdom and the Caribbean, FTP ESpana in Spain, PTK Centertel in Poland and other brands. It also provides fixed telephony and Internet access services to 21.7 million customers. The group also offers services for telecom operators. In this segment, turnover is divided between France with 52.9%, Spain with 14.2%, Europe with 16.2% and Africa and the Middle East with 16.7%.
  • Telecommunications services for businesses represent 17.7% of turnover, including mobile telephony, voice and data transmission and integration and outsourcing of communication applications.
  • Finally, the remaining 3.3% of the Orange Group's turnover comes from services offered by the company to international telecommunication operators.

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The major competitors of Orange

The Orange Group is currently one of the leaders in the telecommunications sector in France and Europe. Of course, as the competition in this sector is very strong, you should also be aware of its main rivals in the market, of which the following are some examples:


This French company is another telecommunications operator in the market that belongs to the Altice France group. Founded in 1987 by Compagnie Générale des Eaux, SFR became SFR-Numéricable in 2014 and then the SFR Group in 2016. It is currently the second largest French operator in terms of market share just after Orange with more than 15 million mobile customers, more than 6,000 million fixed-line subscribers and more than 150,000 business and government customers.

Bouygues Telecom

This other French telecommunications operator is a subsidiary of the Bouygues group which has been in existence since 1994. It is the third largest mobile telephony operator in France after Orange and SFR. The group currently has more than 18.9 million mobile subscribers and more than 4.9 million activated customers on xDSL, cable or fibre optic networks.

Free SAS

Still among the most important competitors of Orange, we will follow closely the company Free SAS which is a subsidiary of the Iliad group and which is a French mobile telephone operator as well as one of the main Internet service providers in France. In terms of the number of subscribers, Free has indeed managed to rank among the major French incumbent operators mentioned above and Orange. However, its turnover remains slightly lower.

Coriolis Telecom

Finally, Coriolis Telecom is also a direct competitor of the Orange group. It is a mobile virtual network operator created in 1999 and is present on the Orange and SFR networks. It is aimed more particularly at professionals and the general public. Coriolis has also been marketing white-label ADSL offers on the SFR network since 2012 and has been present on the FTTH public-initiative network in Calvados since 2015 as well as on certain RIPs in Essonne, in partnership with Canal +.

The major partners of Orange


From a strategic and marketing point of view, Orange has become associated with certain targeted companies, notably in the sector of content distribution. This is the case for example with the industrial and commercial partnership with Canal+, a subsidiary of Vivendi but it also concerns a recent partnership with Deezer that the group renewed in 2016 up to 2018.


Another strategic partnership was implemented with Google to develop smartphones in Africa and the Middle East.


In 2006 Orange (previously France telecom) signed an agreement with Microsoft in order to develop its common products and services in the multimedia sector.


More recently, in 2019, Orange signed a partnership agreement with the NTT telecommunications operator with the objective of combining their efforts in research and development for the digital transformation and 5G network as well as smart devices, AI, and their clients cyber security.


Still in 2019, Orange signed a partnership with Gatewatcher in the security sector for the vitally important and essential services operators. The two companies can thereby combine their experience and knowledge to provide a better level of protection against cyber attacks.

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Positive factors for Orange
The factors in favour of a rise in the Orange share price:

Before selling or buying Orange shares, and in order to make the best possible analysis of whether the share price is likely to rise or fall, you need to know and compare the arguments in favour of investors maintaining or increasing their interest in the stock with the arguments in favour of a lack of interest. So we need to take a closer look at the factors likely to support this group's activities, and the factors that could hold them back. Let's start with the arguments in favour of this stock's rise on the market, based on the Orange Group's strengths.

  • First of all, as the heir to the incumbent telephone operator France Télécom, the Orange Group has a head start in the French market and against its current competitors. It benefits from a quality brand image and very strong popularity, enabling it to build customer loyalty and easily win over new customers. Thanks to this reputation, both acquired and innate, the Orange Group has succeeded in positioning itself as the leading fixed and mobile telecommunications operator in France. But that's not all. Orange is also a company that has succeeded in developing outside France, with interesting positions in countries such as Poland, where it is also the market leader. More generally, the Orange group is particularly well established throughout Europe, but also in Africa, where it is gaining more and more market share.
  • The consumer sector is not the only one in which the Orange Group has carved out an enviable position. Internationally, Orange is currently one of the largest telecommunications operators for businesses, thanks to its multinational customers and its subsidiary Orange Business Services, which alone generates more than 15% of the group's revenues. In France, the Orange Group has over 70% of the business market.
  • The strategy implemented by the Orange Group to increase its presence on the French market has been well thought out, and is also one of the arguments in favour of a rise in this share in the more or less long term. To achieve this leadership position, the group has implemented a cost-cutting policy and chosen to focus on the top end of the mobile and internet segments. As a result, it currently has over 40% of the French market. This strategy reinforces another factor that has helped Orange to gain ground in the French market, this time the recent merger between two of its competitors, SFR and Numéricable. This merger marked the end of the price war that had governed the market since the sector was privatised.
  • Of course, to ensure ever more comfortable revenues, Orange has also implemented a strategy to diversify its activities. It launched a banking offering with Orange Banque in 2017 and now also offers banking services in Poland and Africa. This is an attractive growth driver and an excellent hedge against geographical risks.
  • Orange's current strategic plan is another asset worth mentioning here. Between now and 2020, it envisages a concentration of activities around the customer experience, with a focus on connectivity technologies, fibre and the development of the 4G network. Of course, connected objects and mobile banking are also part of this development strategy, and are expected to generate nearly €1 billion in additional revenues over the next few years. The group also plans to increase the number of its customers in France, Poland and Spain, and to position itself as the leader of the new 5G network thanks to substantial investment.
Negative factors for Orange
The factors in favour of a drop in the Orange share price:

While there are many arguments in favour of a future rise in the Orange share price, there are also a few arguments in favour of a possible fall in the share price or a slower upward trend. We'd like to take a closer look at some of the weaknesses of this French group.

  • First of all, it should be noted that the Orange group tried to forge a strategic alliance with its rival Bouygues Telecom, but that this attempt ended in failure. This news may have destabilised investors and could have an impact on the share price in the longer term.
  • On the other hand, although Orange has succeeded in exporting its activities to a number of foreign countries, it is regrettable that most of its revenues still come from the French market. The Group is therefore exposed to a risk in the event of a fall in purchasing power in this country, with an inability to effectively cover the losses incurred.
  • The Orange Group's French activities are also heavily dependent on the regulations in force, which sometimes penalise its sales. The market's regulatory bodies exert extremely strong pressure on this market, not to mention the fact that the State, which is still a shareholder in this company, can intervene in the strategies put in place.
  • Competition from Orange remains strong, both in France and internationally. As we know, this stock is particularly sensitive to data from other major telecoms players, which makes it more complex to analyse.
The information supplied here is only for indicative purposes and should not be used without the completion of a comprehensive and complete fundamental analysis of this asset notably taking into account exterior data, future publications and announcements and all fundamental events and news that could influence the strengths and weaknesses or make them more or less significant. This information does not in any way constitute recommendations relating to the completion of transactions or a solicitation to buy or sell an asset.

Frequently Asked Questions

Where to find information on the Orange Company and its share price?

To follow major events in real time that affect the Orange Group you may consult various publications and important data through the company’s official website. There you will be able to find the latest financial results of the company, information on its management and administration, RSE reports and the annual general report among other things. Of course other information such as news and events that impact the company and its share price can also be found from other sources such as specialised stock market websites.

Which stock market Indices quote the Orange share price?

The major stock market index where the Orange share price is currently quoted is of course the CAC 40, the principal French stock market Index that unites the share prices of the top 40 French companies in terms of stock market capital, but this company is also listed on the SBF120, the CAC All Tradable stock market Index and the Stoxx Telecom stock market index, which is specialised in this particular sector.

What is the last nominal value known for the Orange share price?

At present, the latest known value for the Orange share price is from the 31 December 2019. At that point, we note that the social capital of the Orange SA Group was 10,640,226,396 Euros in total. This capital was divided among 2,660,056,599 fully paid up shares with a nominal value of 4 Euros per share. We also note that during the last two financial years the share capital of this company has not increased.

How much do you have to spend to buy Orange shares?

The Orange share price can vary considerably depending on various factors such as the company's financial results, new product announcements and general stock market trends. The Orange share price can also vary depending on general economic conditions, geopolitical factors and competition in the market. At the time of writing and over the last few years, the Orange share price on the Paris stock exchange (Euronext) has fluctuated between €5 and €20. However, it is important to note that prices can fluctuate rapidly, so the Orange share price could be different by the time you read this. It is therefore important to check the current Orange share price before you buy by referring to the Euronext Paris website or an online real-time chart.

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