|Bid||69.80 x 800|
|Ask||69.80 x 1000|
|Day's Range||69.21 - 70.14|
|52 Week Range||54.60 - 70.94|
|Beta (3Y Monthly)||0.08|
|PE Ratio (TTM)||12.78|
|Earnings Date||Oct 22, 2018 - Oct 26, 2018|
|Forward Dividend & Yield||N/A (N/A)|
|1y Target Est||77.65|
The FCC (Federal Communications Commission) is planning to run its first-ever 28 GHz (gigahertz) and 24 GHz millimeter wave (or mmWave) spectrum auctions in November. Wireless carriers such as Verizon (VZ), T-Mobile (TMUS), and AT&T (T), which expect to start offering 5G services nationally over the next few years, have expressed interest in the upcoming FCC spectrum auctions. Verizon’s total revenue is expected to have risen ~2.5% YoY (year-over-year) to $32.5 billion in the quarter that ended on September 30.
Verizon (VZ), the largest wireless service provider in the United States, is undertaking various cost-cutting efforts. Recently, the telecommunications company rolled out an initiative that seeks to encourage thousands of its employees to take early retirement. Verizon reported that its zero-based budgeting had realized $0.5 billion in cumulative cash savings in the first half of 2018.
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Now let’s take a look at Verizon’s (VZ) spending on capex. Verizon has been investing heavily in capex to improve its network. Wall Street analysts expect Verizon’s capex spending to reach $4.4 billion in the third quarter.
In the previous part of this series, we looked at the latest analyst recommendations for Sprint (S) stock. The majority of analysts are suggesting a “hold.” Now let’s take a look at Sprint’s technical indicators and compare them to its peers in the telecommunications space. We’ll use the company’s RSI (relative strength index) score and moving averages, which are some of the most frequently used technical indicators.
Building on their two-year partnership, Twilio (TWLO), the leading cloud communications platform and T-Mobile (TMUS) announced that Twilio has created a new developer platform for the T-Mobile Narrowband IoT (NB-IoT) network today at SIGNAL, Twilio’s customer and developer conference. Twilio Narrowband is the first developer platform for NB-IoT in the U.S., a cellular low-power wide-area network technology, which will substantially reduce prices and increase battery life for intermittent low-bandwidth connections.
In July, Nokia (NOK) signed a $3.5 billion deal with telecommunications giant T-Mobile (TMUS) to accelerate 5G (fifth-generation) deployments across the United States. Nokia is expected to provide T-Mobile with its end-to-end 5G technology. Ashish Chowdhary, Nokia’s chief customer operations officer, said, “Nokia and T-Mobile will advance the large-scale deployment of 5G services throughout the United States.
As of October 12, 24 analysts from various brokerage firms have been actively tracking Sprint (S) stock. Three of them have recommended a “buy,” 16 have recommended a “hold,” and five have recommended a “sell.” Approximately 67% of them have rated it a “hold.”
Verizon (VZ), the largest wireless service provider in the United States, is looking to showcase strength as it nears its third-quarter earnings release. The telecommunications company is expected to report its results for the third quarter on October 23. On that day, Verizon is expected to report adjusted EPS of $1.19, which would represent a YoY (year-over-year) rise of ~21.4%. Meanwhile, Wall Street analysts expect Verizon’s total revenue to rise ~2.5% YoY to reach $32.5 billion in the third quarter.
Let’s look now at Sprint’s (S) valuation after the recent market sell-off. As of October 12, Sprint’s market capitalization was $26.1 billion, making it the fourth-largest US mobile operator in terms of market capitalization. By comparison, T-Mobile’s (TMUS) market capitalization was $57.9 billion, Verizon’s (VZ) was $222 billion, and AT&T’s (T) was $234.2 billion.
What’s the news: T-Mobile Team of Experts is a hit. Since it launched nationwide two months ago, customer satisfaction scores (NPS) have hit all-time highs. Why it matters: Team of Experts delivers better care for customers, better jobs for employees and better returns for shareholders.
Crown Castle (CCI) reported its third-quarter results on October 17. The company posted an AFFO (adjusted funds from operations) of $1.39 per share—$0.01 higher than Wall Street analysts’ expectation. Crown Castle’s AFFO per share grew ~34% YoY (year-over-year) and 5.3% sequentially. The AFFO growth was mainly driven by the company’s revenues rising 29% YoY and 3.4% sequentially to $1.38 billion. The quarterly revenues were ahead of analysts’ estimate of $1.35 billion.
Sprint’s (S) closing price on October 12 was $6.41. Based on that, Sprint has a market capitalization of $26.1 billion, the lowest among all the major US mobile operators. Sprint’s highest price in the last 52 weeks was $7.22, and its lowest price was $4.81.
The company has partnered with Red Pocket Mobile to sell wireless plans to people buying secondhand phones from the eBay marketplace. The eBay marketplace is a popular spot among consumers to browse for used phone deals. In the US, for example, a mobile phone is sold on eBay every four seconds.
What’s the news: Starting Friday, you can trade-in your old phone and get a new Samsung or LG AND unlimited data for as little as $40 per month per line with T-Mobile Essentials. It’s one of T-Mobile’s best deals of 2018 and it won’t last long. If you’ve been suffering from new phone FOMO, wait no more because today, T-Mobile (TMUS) announced its most amazing trade in deals of the year.
In the previous part of this series, we looked at the expectations for Sprint’s (S) postpaid phone customer net additions in the second quarter of fiscal 2018. Let’s see what kind of prepaid customer net additions we can expect from Sprint. Wall Street analysts expect 15,000 prepaid subscriber net additions, given the growing intense competition in the prepaid space.
In the previous part of this series, we looked at Wall Street analysts’ expectations for Sprint’s (S) second quarter of fiscal 2018 earnings and how much total revenue growth we can expect. We also looked at its expected consolidated adjusted EBITDA growth for the quarter.
AT&T (T) stock fell ~3.4% on October 11 and closed at $31.75 as part of the significant sell-off in the tech sector. Based on that closing price, AT&T has a market capitalization of ~$230.6 billion—the largest among the major US wireless service operators.
The bank cited issues with the regulatory process and the opportunity to join forces with the national mobile phone carrier as reasons for calling off the spin-off and then sale to a Florida-based bank.
In the previous part of this series, we looked at Sprint’s (S) expected consolidated adjusted EBITDA growth in the second quarter of fiscal 2018. Now let’s take a look at Sprint’s expected wireless service revenue growth for the second quarter of fiscal 2018.