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.
I would be a Sprint bull if it could show a profit in most reporting quarters. If it wasn't so saddled with debt. If Son did not control the company in the manner he does. A TMobile purchase is grat for TMUS shareholders at the price being discussed. For Sprint minority shareholders it's a crapshoot. Even more massive debt and a still unprofitable company. For the public less competition, less price wars and higher bills. Son will win no matter what. Tons of Alibaba cash. With or without TMobile he wins. Regardless at best Sprint is a long term hold. And only if Son does not take it private. The stock did well but has been going nowhere for over half a year. As a money losing acquirer and even that's a maybe the stock is dead money short term or even a losing proposition for the medium and long term.
This is a good deal for DIRECTV stockholders. Go back ten years and follow it's stock performance. For Ergen it clears up his options. I think this will bring him and Sprint closer together. Personalities aside it makes sense for both Dish and Sprint.
Sprint is in a race. Comcast wants to enter this race too. Google is experimenting with new technologies. Others are as well. The Artemis trial in SF is interesting. All are risk factors for Sprint. The competition from the other wireless carriers makes profitability more difficult for Sprint. Any viable technology even if it takes two years to implement into a significant competitive position is a risk factor which affects perception. Perception is what determines a stock's price.
This could be a Sprint killer. WiMAX looked so cutting edge that Clearwire and Sprint went deep in debt to aggressively build a WiMAX network. Sprint is now adding more debt with it's LTE buildout just to catch up to the major players. Money losing Sprint's stock could certainly nosedive if an Artemis/Dish arrangement works and can be spread to many markets.
We already have a pricing war and a market share war. Sprint is losing the market share war. May continue to lose money and is a doubtful contender to purchase TMobile. As I've stated previously four national carriers makes the market competitive. Three carriers does not. That's why Son will have to produce profits with what he has or the losses will go on for years to come.