The Zacks Analyst Blog Highlights: NII Holdings, America Movil, Telefornica, Motorola Solutions and Calgon Carbon

Zacks Equity Research
April 26, 2013

For Immediate Release

Chicago, IL – April 26, 2013 – announces the list of stocks featured in the Analyst Blog. Every day the Zacks Equity Research analysts discuss the latest news and events impacting stocks and the financial markets. Stocks recently featured in the blog include NII Holdings Inc. (NIHD), America Movil S.A.B. de C.V. (AMX), Telefornica SA (TEF), Motorola Solutions (MSI) and Calgon Carbon Corporation (CCC).

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Here are highlights from Thursday’s Analyst Blog:

NII Holdings to Sell Tower

Latin American wireless operator, NII Holdings Inc. (NIHD) targets to sell 4,500 wireless towers by the middle of fiscal 2013 across Brazil and Mexico. The amount to be realized from the sale will be utilized to fund its 3G deployment goal across these regions.

NII Holdings is planning to raise nearly $1 billion during fiscal 2013 either through tower sale or by issuing senior notes. After selling the towers, the company may lease them back.

At the end of the fourth quarter of 2012, NII Holdings had $1,588.3 million in cash, cash equivalents and marketable securities. In addition, the total debt at the end of the reported quarter was $4,866.2 with a very high debt-to-capitalization ratio of 0.68.

To make matters worse, Standard and Poor’s (S&P) lowered NII Holdings’ corporate credit rating by one notch to B-, which is close to junk status. So it will be difficult for the company to raise enough debt from the market.

NII Holdings’s objective to cover both the highly lucrative Brazilian and Mexican market require huge cash. These markets are hugely dominated by America Movil S.A.B. de C.V. (AMX) and Telefornica SA (TEF). To counter such competition, NIHD plans to aggressively rollout its new 3G service integrated with the Push to Talk (:PTT) technology by the end of 2013.

On the flip side, America Movil started deploying 4G LTE across these regions, which may increase customer churn for NII Holdings going forward.

Moreover, NII Holdings is involved in the process of phasing out Motorola Solution’s (MSI) Integrated digital enhanced technology (iDEN) and consequently integrating its new Push to Talk (:PTT) technology, hence driving cost and delaying the 3G launch.

Thus, it is to be seen how NII Holdings survives against such sustained headwinds without merging with any major telecom carrier.

Currently, NII Holdings carries a Zacks Rank #3 (Hold).

Calgon Carbon’s New AZ Facility

Pittsburgh, PA-based Calgon Carbon Corporation (CCC) has inaugurated the new carbon custom reactivation facility in Gila Bend, AZ. Calgon Carbon will be reactivating (recycling) carbon used by water treatment facilities in the plant to serve clean, purified and safe drinking water to the surrounding regions of Gila Bend, including the greater Phoenix area and throughout the Southwest.

The process of carbon reactivation is a kind of recycling where organic compounds that have been captured by granular activated carbon (:GAC) are destroyed through high temperatures and simultaneously, the carbon is restored to an usable state.

Carbon reactivation process is cost effective as it minimizes the cost of using GAC by roughly 40% and reduces the carbon footprint associated with the utilization of GAC by almost 80%. The location of the facility is another advantage as it will allow the same carbon to be reused efficiently while saving time and transportation costs.

The Gila Bend facility will promote environmental responsibility in the region by introducing Calgon Carbon’s waste heat initiative, an eco-friendly method that captures and reuses waste heat to reactivate carbon by saving energy. In addition, the facility is fully equipped with LED lights, variable-speed and high-efficiency motors for power process equipments in order to maintain its eco-friendly design.

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