Son is patiently waiting for the next president to be elected. A president that is more open to mergers and buyouts in the communications space.
Son has bet big and hopes that his reward will be as well.
SoftBank has been accumulationing stock. They have been trying to make Sprint profitable. It seems that they will forgo a profit short term in order to build up the customer base.
After the next presidential election takeover and merger rules may ease up giving Sprint a chance to merge or be bought out by a major player. That does not have to be a telco nescessarily. These scenario's may explain SoftBank's further stock purchases and the push to increase the customer base which makes Sprint more desirable.
China and Russia keep accumulating gold. The Middle East situation is flood and volatile. Indirectly Putin is warning Turkey, Saudi Arabia and others that their actions can have consequenses. It is a poorly kept secret that these three nations have been aiding ISIS. By being in Syria Russia has certainly made them nervous.
Gold and silver are trading sideways and could rally substantially. Endeavour Silver is a low cost producer that certainly may rocket up in price.
Mass Son know how to talk up Sprint. ATT offers so much. Multiple lines plus DirecTV combo if one wishes. Now we are talking about two years. Well maybe. Maybe not.
The stock is cheap. Yes. But how long will it languish?
Cheap but cheap for a reason.
More likely a deal will get done with Dish. An arrangement which will benefit both. That way no one has to submit their ego and play second fiddle to the other. That should satisfy each ego. A strictly business arrangement. Mutual benefits. Cost effective.
The value is yet to be unlocked. Major markets such as China and India yet to experience the bubbling up of value for stockholders.
Recurring sales of CO2 and syrups are an incremental component of revenue streams. The diversity of soda makers and the expensive USA advertising have dented the earnings and revenue momementum. Management has learned from this and by cutting costs via less model types and less advertising expenses should impact the bottom line going forward.
What Leg ere is doing is a short term success. Sprint and Dish are made for each other. It may take time to get a deal done but long term it will payoff more than Legere's short term vision.
Try to think like Mr.Spectrum Holder. He wants a network. Son wants Sprint to perform. It's destiny.
Why not. Ergen can than the novice US investor for outbidding him for Clearwire and Sprint. Ergen can raven pick up the lunch tab.
Son has done much better elsewhere with his investments. He must be aware that the two of them were destined to work together.
Hard to say what Dish will do. Ergen in the past has invested in shaky companies such as TerreStar via bands to gain spectrum. Perhaps he's waiting to see if Sprint winds up in the bargain bn.
What this individual writes will not affect the stock price. What will is the competition. Verizon and ATT are huge and well financed. Sprint is much smaller with a huge debt. We are in a price war meaning Sprint could keep losing money. These facts could drag the stock price lower. The 2.5 -2.6 gh does have value especially in large cities. Also a Dish/Sprint arrangement would probably benefit both companies.
OK pops a few things to consider. Hesse was big on talk and Sprint was big on losses under his stewardship. Second of all, as I have learned as a former owner of Clearwire stock, the 2.5 gh spectrum is only worth what someone will pay for it. The market has become sceptical of Sprint again. Sprint will have to prove itself to even get to $10 let alone a higher price. The competition won't be asleep either thus it certainly appears that Sprint will continue to lose money all the while paying off hefty interest payments and still being saddled by high debt.
The longs here looked up to Son in awe of his powers. They hung in waiting for the rise in stock price they assumed would come. Now after Son has proven he's a mere mortal the longs find that hard to swallow. Two options forward. Son buys the rest of Sprint on the cheap. The other option is that Son gives up on Sprint and dumps it.
Given how corrupt Washington politicians are once the next presidential election is out of the way a really possibility as most of them simply don't represent most Americans. Expect higher wireless bills if this takeover does take place.