|Bid||108.60 x N/A|
|Ask||108.80 x N/A|
|Day's Range||107.20 - 110.00|
|52 Week Range||91.65 - 140.10|
|Beta (3Y Monthly)||1.00|
|PE Ratio (TTM)||38.86|
|Forward Dividend & Yield||0.03 (2.01%)|
|1y Target Est||119.00|
British broadband provider TalkTalk reported a 17% rise in full-year core earnings to 237 million pounds, in line with expectations, as it benefited from lower costs and customers switching to faster fibre products to watch video. Chief Executive Tristia Harrison said simplifying the customer offer over the last two years had strengthened the fundamentals of the business. TalkTalk said a record 152,000 people took its faster fibre products in the final quarter of the year.
British broadband provider TalkTalk reported a 17% rise in full-year core earnings to 237 million pounds ($300 million), in line with expectations, as it benefited from lower costs and customers switching to faster fiber products to watch video. Chief Executive Tristia Harrison said simplifying the customer offer over the last two years had strengthened the fundamentals of the business. TalkTalk said a record 152,000 people took its faster fiber products in the final quarter of the year.
British broadband, phone and pay-TV firms must tell customers about their best deals to encourage them to switch away from uncompetitive contracts long after the initial offer period ends, British telecoms regulator Ofcom said on Wednesday. Ofcom said more than 20 million people had passed their initial contract period and many of them were now paying more than they needed to. It said customers who bundled their landline and broadband services together paid, on average, around 20% more when they are 'out of contract', rising to 26% for customers who also took a pay-TV service in their contracts.
The new boss of BT vowed to roll out full-fibre broadband to 15 million homes by the mid-2020s, offering to spearhead Britain's shift to ultrafast networks if the government and regulator make it worth its while. Chief Executive Philip Jansen said the first stage - rolling out fibre to 4 million premises by March 2021 from a previous target of 3 million - could be achieved without cutting the dividend this year. "Our aim is to deliver the best converged network and be the leader in fixed ultrafast and mobile 5G networks," Jansen said on Thursday.
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The FTSE 100 closed up 0.7 percent, posting its best week since December 2016, and the more domestically-focussed FTSE 250 closed 0.5 percent higher, outperforming European stocks. "This week's dovish turn from the Federal Reserve, reinforcing the change of tone from various policymakers through January has helped to increase confidence about the prospect for further gains in the days and weeks ahead," said CMC Markets analyst Michael Hewson. Markets got a boost when U.S. President Donald Trump said he would meet Chinese President Xi Jinping soon to try to seal a comprehensive trade deal and the top U.S. negotiator reported "substantial progress" in two days of high-level talks.
British broadband provider TalkTalk said it would miss full-year earnings expectations due to the cost of acquiring new customers and different accounting standards, sending its shares down by 8 percent on Friday. Chief Executive Tristia Harrison said TalkTalk had nearly reached its 150,000 full-year customer growth target a quarter early and had also had a particularly strong quarter in superfast fibre take-up. Harrison, however, said the customer growth momentum and cost savings, including moving its headquarters from London to Salford in northern England, would drive strong earnings growth in its 2020 financial year.
BT's (BT.L) networks unit Openreach is recruiting another 3,000 apprentice engineers to support the roll-out of ultra-fast fibre-to-the-home broadband to 3 million homes and businesses by the end of 2020. Openreach, which is wholly owned by BT, manages Britain's largest broadband network, with infrastructure used by broadband providers such as Sky, TalkTalk (TALK.L) and Vodafone (VOD.L) as well as BT. Openreach also announced on Monday the 11 new cities and towns where it would build fibre networks this year, including Bury, Greater Glasgow region, and Salford, bringing the total number of locations to 25.
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Britain's competition watchdog has proposed a crackdown on companies that charge so-called loyalty penalties on a whole range of products including mortgages, insurance and mobile phones, which cost consumers around 4 billion pounds ($5 billion) a year. The Competition and Markets Authority's (CMA) action follows a complaint from consumer body Citizens Advice that companies penalise existing customers by charging them higher prices than new customers. The action by Citizens Advice - dubbed as a "super-complaint" - was launched in September and immediately triggered a comprehensive investigation by the watchdog.
Broadband providers in Britain will have to tell customers about their best deals under planned new rules from telecoms regulator Ofcom aimed at tackling a 'loyalty penalty' that makes it difficult for long-standing customers to get the cheapest package. Ofcom said on Friday it would review broadband companies' pricing practices to examine why some customers paid more than others, and whether vulnerable customers needed extra protections to ensure they got a good deal. Providers include BT (BT.L), Virgin Media (LBTYA.O), Sky and TalkTalk (TALK.L).
Broadband providers will have to tell customers about their best deals under planned new rules from British telecoms regulator Ofcom aimed to tackle a 'loyalty penalty' that makes it difficult for long-standing ...
TalkTalk (TALK.L) said it would connect 60,000 more homes in northern England with fibre, underlining its ambition to build its own ultrafast network reaching three million customers after it abandoned an earlier plan to team up with M&G Prudential. The British broadband firm launched its new network company 'FibreNation' as it reported a 35 percent rise in first-half earnings to 101 million pounds, helped by a recovery in customer numbers and better prices for the fibre connections it buys. It said it was talking to potential investors, including M&G Prudential-owned Infracapital, on FibreNation's capital structure.