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|Bid||0.00 x 900|
|Ask||32.80 x 3100|
|Day's Range||32.21 - 32.81|
|52 Week Range||31.17 - 39.80|
|PE Ratio (TTM)||6.88|
|Earnings Date||Jul 24, 2018|
|Forward Dividend & Yield||2.00 (6.04%)|
|1y Target Est||38.35|
Ed Lee, Recode managing editor, and Jessi Hempel, Wired senior writer, provide insight to Comcast's preparation of an all-cash offer for Twenty-First Century Fox assets. Also CNBC's David Faber weighs in on the deal and potential regulatory hurdles ahe...
The telecom giant added Bala Subramanian, formerly of Best Buy, to the post last month, according to his LinkedIn profile. “Bala will lead our efforts to provide a seamless omnichannel customer experience,” according to an AT&T spokesman. “He has a strong track record of leading digital transformations and we look forward to the value Bala and his team will deliver for our customers and employees.” Dallas-based AT&T is investing in digital services – including its website – to help engage more customers and drive traffic to its products as it looks to compete with rivals such as Verizon, T-Mobile and Sprint.
The U.S. administration is mulling a settlement of the trade embargo on ZTE as part of the ongoing trade talks between the two warring countries.
Traditional pay-TV providers have probably been the most hated companies in the country with their exorbitant prices and poor service. The American Customer Satisfaction Index (or ACSI) offers a widely recognized benchmark for customer satisfaction in several industries. According to the latest report by ACSI, the average score of pay-TV providers fell 3% from last year to 62 out of 100, an 11-year low.
AT&T Inc. is already testing just how tough antitrust enforcers in Washington are going to be on media deals that combine content and distribution. Comcast Corp. could be next to challenge their limits. The cable giant’s possible bid for 21st Century Fox Inc. assets would need approval from a Justice Department that has raised the bar for such deals, known as vertical tie-ups.
As of May 15, T-Mobile’s (TMUS) market capitalization was ~$47.7 billion, making it the third-largest US mobile operator. In comparison, AT&T’s (T) market cap was ~$197.1 billion, Verizon’s (VZ) was ~$197.5 billion, and Sprint’s (S) was ~$20.5 billion.
In this part, we’ll look at T-Mobile’s (TMUS) adjusted EBITDA (earnings before interest, tax, depreciation, and amortization) growth trends over the past few quarters. In the first quarter, the company’s adjusted EBITDA expanded significantly YoY (year-over-year) from $2.7 billion to $3.0 billion, mainly due to higher service revenue, lower net losses on equipment sales, and new revenue accounting standards (which made a $95.0 million difference), according to the company. T-Mobile’s adjusted EBITDA margin expanded YoY from 36% to 38%.
The fight for Fox is not the first time that Comcast and Disney have crossed swords. In 2004, Comcast made a $54bn unsolicited offer for Disney, with Brian Roberts, the company’s chief executive, saying a purchase would “restore the Disney brand” following a fallow few years.
Service revenue forms stable revenue streams for mobile operators such as T-Mobile (TMUS), AT&T (T), Verizon (VZ), and Sprint (S). In the first quarter, T-Mobile led the US wireless sector in YoY (year-over-year) service revenue growth for a 16th consecutive quarter, with its service revenue growing ~6.5% YoY to $7.8 billion.
Do the very vocal supporters of Net Neutrality actually want Net Neutrality? Apparently not. Rather than negotiate a straightforward legislative solution and get it enacted as a matter of federal law, self-styled consumer advocates are instead staging a series of publicity stunts hoping to turn a largely technical issue into a campaign issue in upcoming elections. At the state and local level, lawmakers are also being whipped into passing unenforceable resolutions, laws and local ordinances, all of which, their promoters know full well, are pre-empted by federal law.
Let’s now look at T-Mobile’s (TMUS) capital expenditure, which it has been putting toward improving its network and procuring additional spectrum. The mobile operator has continued to enhance its network through the deployment of lower-band spectrum. In the first quarter, T-Mobile’s capex rose sequentially to $1.3 billion from $0.9 billion, mainly due to seasonality.
As AT&T waits for the final verdict on the acquisition of Time Warner, the telecom giant is pushing back against a small cable channel that wants to participate in the case against the big tie-up.
T-Mobile (TMUS) continues to provoke the wireless telecom industry with innovative service plans and customer benefits every few months rather than just competing on price. The success of these service plan innovations has been evident, with major competitors Verizon (VZ), AT&T (T), and Sprint (S) offering similar plan features or diversifying into other businesses.
A U.S. Senate committee plans to hold a hearing on June 27 on the proposed $26.5 billion (20 billion pound) merger of U.S. wireless carriers T-Mobile US (TMUS.O) and Sprint Corp (S.N). No witnesses have been announced for the hearing to be held by the Senate Judiciary Committee's subcommittee that oversees antitrust issues announced on Wednesday.
The fall in Comcast’s voice revenue is primarily the result of the distribution of voice revenue to customers with bundled services and a fall in the number of residential voice customers. In the quarter, the media and cable giant reported voice revenue of nearly $1.01 billion, a fall of 2.7% YoY (year-over-year) from $1.03 billion. AT&T posted a fall of 20.0% YoY in the legacy voice and data service revenues in its Business Solutions segment, while Charter’s voice revenue fell 19.8%.
Many hedge fund managers make money by identifying undervalued companies and investing in them before they grow more successful. If the price of the company goes down as expected the hedge fund then makes money off of the bet. Goldman Sachs has recently released a list of companies that hedge funds are short selling the most as part of its latest "Hedge Fund Trend Monitor," according to CNBC.
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AT&T (T) plans to get its Mexico unit out of the red this year, but its priority is also closing its pending acquisition of Time Warner (TWX). The court’s decision on whether AT&T can close the acquisition is expected by June 12. The United States Department of Justice (or DOJ) filed a lawsuit to block AT&T from acquiring Time Warner, saying a merger of the two companies would hurt consumers through higher pay-TV prices or limited television choices.
Comcast’s (CMCSA) cable business generated revenue of $13.5 billion in the first quarter, a rise of 3.6% year-over-year. Comcast’s first-quarter revenue was mainly driven by strong growth in its business services units and growth in high-speed Internet and advertising revenues. The growing popularity of Xfinity Home and the rising revenue growth from X1 licensing agreements have also been benefiting its cable business.
AT&T (T) continues to gain ground in Mexico, with its Mexico wireless subsidiary adding 534,000 customers in the three months through March 31 to close the first quarter with 15.6 million subscribers. It gained more than 3 million subscribers over the past four quarters according to AT&T CEO Randall Stephenson in his presentation at a recent investor meeting hosted by JPMorgan Chase.
Specifically, the dividend yield for the S&P 500, as a whole, was surpassed by the yield of three-month Treasuries. What matters most to investors here is getting a grip on whether dividend stocks are (relatively speaking) assets or liabilities. Many of the S&P 500’s strongest constituents like Adobe Systems Incorporated (NASDAQ:ADBE) and Facebook, Inc. (NASDAQ:FB) are more than capable of paying a healthy dividend, but choose not to pay one at all.
On April 25, Comcast (CMCSA) reported impressive first-quarter results, delivering better-than-expected earnings and revenue. The media and cable giant has exceeded earnings expectations for the past five consecutive quarters. Comcast reported adjusted EPS (earnings per share) of $0.62 in the first quarter.
As T-Mobile (TMUS) and Sprint (S) were discussing whether or not they should combine their operations to better compete in the fiercely competitive US wireless market, Verizon (VZ) was busy crafting an idea for a new type of wireless service. Earlier this year, it quietly launched Visible, a new startup that offers unlimited wireless services at $40 per month. It includes unlimited data, calls, and text messaging. Unlimited data plans for Verizon and other operators such as AT&T (T), T-Mobile, and Sprint cost at least $20 more than Visible’s entire package.