the writer and his masters are long AT&T...see his disclosure .....AT&T is the largest donator of subs to Sprint...think that might cloud his view....next
when you start using rolling bolder basher analogies....recognize that logic has failed you somewhere earlier....
the other thing to keep in mind...these deal are COMPLEX......there is a lot that goes into them and they can take considerable time......there's the issue just now of the Broadcast Auction and from my understanding this prevents much discussion at this point.......I take the CFO comments at face value...Sprint is presently beholding to NO ONE...except the customer to whom Sprint must offer an excellent network experience ....THAT will ultimately take care of everything...and THAT is what IS occurring......make no mistake, people are seeing the big improvement in Sprint....and see the clear path the COB, CEO, CFO have put forth...THAT SUCCESS is what the bashers object to....make NO mistake about THAT...they see it ALL TOO clearly....and it DEOS NOT fit with their basher agenda....
Google already has an MVNO in place with Sprint, Google/Alphabet is into so many things including use of Millimeter waves, IoT has to be out there for them, we would need to be privy to their long term road map, which no one here is, know-it-alls like teampuke thinks he has all these pat answers...sometimes the parties themselves are dealing with variables we don't know about and hence in some cases they have options and possibilities and developments they are watching and hence they don't even know fully where it will end up......anyone who says they know for sure (like teampuke) is delusional....or just has a bashing agenda....teampuke is delusional ...jugs just bashers and could care less about facts.....
that is all much closer to the truth than your usual posts...I sense you are zeroing-in on the concept of TRUTH.....keep me posted on your diligent efforts....
Do you and teamrep share the same bong ?
aquaman aka jugs: "Your question is dumb because it clear from the giving away money to Leading Company..."
1 Sprint has said they don't need to raise debt via corporate debt markets
2 the current blueprint in place makes Sprint profitable really without any subs adds, those are a bonus
3 Sprint's liquidity position is clear and ample
4 when you ask a question and self-proclaimed "experts" start labeling it "dumb" and can't answer, speaks volumes
Any serious people with a response ?
5 idiot ID's agreeing with the first main idiot ID doesn't establish FACT....it reinforces everyone's opinion (who is following along) that you are an idiot .....pretty simple
still no answer to the question...answer the question...if you give me a real answer jugs, I'll take you off ignore for your other posts as a reward for better behavior.... and look, if you are going to continue with basher-nonsense-ignorant of current facts talking points...I should bother with you why?
and YES, Equiptment Lease Co is on the way, basically Sprint lays out their liquidity profile on page 16 of the recent "Quarterly Presentation"....6B current liquidity and 6B to 9B additional further sources (Lease Co's) , for a total of 12B to 15B total liquidity......The presentation is titled "Liquidity".......there's 3.7B as a maturity at the end of the year......bashers see this as a problem.....sane people do not....
What a fried mind looks like:
" Sprint + a sum total of profit generation = debt resolution + massively smallcell capital expansion program
How does that equation work to balance out without:
Sprint - current debt and shareholder equity = financial restructuring ???"
Sprint has 40 Billion dollars in Spectrum and 20 billion in network assets (these are balance sheet figures). Sprint's huge 2.5GHz position allows for 2x20 MHz Carrier aggregation (think WIDE pipes), respected sources such as Bloomberg Intelligence have stated that Sprint 2.5GHz spectrum may be worth as much as 86 to 115 billion. But just using the balance sheet numbers, Sprint is now trading at about 1/6th the spectrum + network value ALONE. And THAT assigns no value to the on-going enterprise of 58 million customers and a 32 billion dollar per year revenue stream, no value, NONE.
The bears will argue about 1) debt, 2) profitability 3) subs losses. These have been the knock on Sprint for some time and the turnaround has gone through stages beginning with addressing the network through the Network Vision upgrade, this was more invasive than hoped and while the new platform in place provides a software architecture that is an excellent springboard for efficient further tech advancements/upgrades, getting this in place came with a cost of subs. THAT subs-trend has now turned UP and THAT is quite important. It is quite important that network is now arguably better than the competition in most areas
Likewise, Sprint has clearly put forth a straightforward plan to essentially mirror what Softbank has in Softbank Mobile, which throws off over 4 Billion in FCF per year. Son has been clear that just correcting the inefficiency at Sprint including (use of Lease Co's) will allow Sprint to throw off more FCF than Softbank Mobile. The cost cuts are ahead of schedule per recent CEO/CFO comments. So the bottom line is the issues that are stated to prevent realization of the massive value as noted 1,2,3, are removed or quickly being removed.
If you calculate what Sprint looks like with reduced/eliminated debt and with just modest gains in subs similar to what we are already seeing, you can easily come to over $20 per share. THAT is why longs are SO BULLISH
"FQ3 results show step in the right direction, including EBITDA growth, churn improvements and handset net adds. While all of this is positive, we think the bigger story is the handholding that S is doing on the liquidity side. By offering FY2016 guide, which implies 25% y/y growth, and confidence in future tranches and new network financing facility, we believe it should give enough confidence to the market about S’s liquidity position and its ability to handle future maturities. This is KEY to the story, and we look for color regarding FCF timing and more details surrounding network financing. "
...THAT is very interesting news...me thinks the penny just dropped on the structure of Network Lease Co...Sprint has been close to the vest on this and now it makes more sense.....similar to MLS, there has to funding partners, but also partners that create a revenue stream...in MLS the revenue comes from the subs paying their lease payments but also the residual value of the devices handled by Brightstar with a backstop from Foxconn in the form of a forward Purchase Agreement......as noted, funded by banks who put in the cash...
So what does the structure look like in Equipment lease co.....there's no revenue from subs paying for the equipment....oh, but wait, there could be partners who rent access......to the network and spectrum....doesn't that sound like sort of small network sharing deals.....could there be companies that need IoT network access for example on a localized basis....anything as large as access in a particular city down to say a college campus or a hospital.......
...and remember Claure's comments about the build being incremental......kinda all makes sense doesn't it......
I could see a scenario where Sprint/SB decide to "up the ante" on Network Lease Co once in place and thus quickly reduce debt.... but it's not clear to me the structure and how they are monetizing the Equipment Lease Co, except that the CFO said they were moving some existing network assets (as well as to offset cost of new densification-build equipment) including a very small amount of spectrum but that Sprint continues to OWN the spectrum......
...........so where is the income stream in that?.....one suspects it has to be network capacity that is leased out......does that involve a partner.....kinda has to doesn't it?......sort of mini-network sharing deals.....anyone want to opine?........and once Sprint has the general structure in place ....what is to stop Sprint from doing larger deals along this line.....and who is the partner(s) in this...it would seem plenty of parties need network excess capacity particularly in IoT .....again, and like MLS, there has to be a revenue stream ........is this part of a larger plan of incremental additions of network sharing partners, does the Prodapt Deal just announced somehow tie in...getting interesting....I suspect some puzzle pieces are falling into place