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Sat, 26 May 2018
13:00:00 +0000
3 Great Reasons to Buy T-Mobile Stock
The rising wireless telecom star is trading at bargain prices right now, especially considering the tailwinds it is poised to enjoy.
Fri, 25 May 2018
20:16:58 +0000
T-Mobile says ex-Trump campaign manager advising on Sprint merger
T-Mobile US (TMUS.O) said it is getting advice on its proposed $26 billion merger with Sprint Corp (S.N) from a lobbying firm whose staff includes several members of President Donald Trump's election team such as former campaign manager Corey Lewandowski. Lewandowski is among those advising the No. 3 wireless company on its deal as it bolsters its defenses ahead of a what will likely be a tough regulatory review process, T-Mobile said in a statement last week. T-Mobile US agreed in April to buy Sprint in an $26 billion, all-stock deal that will combine the third and fourth largest U.S. wireless carriers.
Fri, 25 May 2018
20:09:00 +0000
T-Mobile Says It Hired Lobbying Firm Tied to Former Trump Aide Corey Lewandowski
WASHINGTON—T-Mobile US Inc. is getting advice from Corey Lewandowski, the former campaign manager for President Donald Trump, as part of a lobbying effort to help the telecommunications company secure federal approval for its proposed takeover of Sprint Corp. T-Mobile said late Thursday in a statement it hired Turnberry Solutions in August. “Corey Lewandowski is now affiliated with that firm and they have offered perspective to T-Mobile on a variety of topics, including the pending transaction,” the company said.
Fri, 25 May 2018
15:55:24 +0000
Why the Dow Jones May Struggle to Stay Above Water
After a choppy year, the Dow Jones Industrial Average is just barely positive. The DJIA, as of Tuesday’s close, has risen 0.47% so far this year.
Fri, 25 May 2018
14:30:54 +0000
Concerns Surrounding the T-Mobile-Sprint Merger
On April 29, T-Mobile (TMUS) and Sprint (S), the third- and fourth-largest US mobile operators, announced a merger aimed to raise competition with dominant players Verizon (VZ) and AT&T (T) and creating a stronger network with improved spectrum and higher cost synergies. The proposed merger deal is an all-stock offer for Sprint shareholders that would give Sprint an implied enterprise value of $59.0 billion.
Fri, 25 May 2018
14:30:21 +0000
What Are the Chances of Comcast Winning the Fox Deal?
Comcast (CMCSA) has spurred tensions with the Walt Disney Company (DIS) following its decision to make a better offer for most of 21st Century Fox’s (FOXA) assets, which Fox planned to sell to Disney according to a deal struck in December 2017 for $52.4 billion. Fox’s board has already agreed to deal with Disney for most of Fox’s film, television, and cable channels and its National Geographic and FX properties along with its regional sports networks.
Fri, 25 May 2018
14:25:40 +0000
Rumors About the Alphabet, Inc Breakup Are a Little Premature
The meteoric rise of Alphabet Inc (NASDAQ:GOOGL, NASDAQ:GOOG) seems improbable. Back in the late 1990s when the company was launched, and Google stock was still a question mark, there were already many top-notch search engines on the market. Google also crafted a powerful business model, based on the clicks of simple text ads.
Fri, 25 May 2018
14:16:02 +0000
Why Is AT&T (T) Down 8.2% Since Its Last Earnings Report?
AT&T (T) reported earnings 30 days ago. What's next for the stock? We take a look at earnings estimates for some clues.
Fri, 25 May 2018
13:01:01 +0000
How Important Is Equipment Revenue for T-Mobile?
Wireless equipment revenue includes tablet and handset sales, while service revenue includes subscription charges for postpaid and prepaid subscribers. In the first quarter, T-Mobile’s equipment revenue rose ~15.2% YoY (year-over-year) to $2.4 billion from $2.0 billion.
Fri, 25 May 2018
13:00:20 +0000
Why Comcast’s Bid for Fox’s Assets Could Be Dangerous to Disney
Media behemoth Comcast (CMCSA) is getting ready to bid on most of 21st Century Fox’s (FOXA) assets, according to a Reuters report. Comcast hasn’t disclosed its bid price, but according to the reports, it’s looking for financing options to offer a higher bid than the Walt Disney Company’s (DIS) acquisition price. Notably, Disney agreed to acquire Fox’s media and film business for $52.4 billion in December 2017.
Fri, 25 May 2018
11:31:35 +0000
Here’s How T-Mobile Stock Has Performed This Year
On May 15, T-Mobile (TMUS) stock closed at $56.37 per share. Based on that closing price, T-Mobile has a market capitalization of ~$47.7 billion—the third-largest among major US wireless players. T-Mobile’s 52-week low is $54.60 per share, while its 52-week high is $68.50 per share.
Fri, 25 May 2018
09:13:00 +0000
Comcast CEO Brian Roberts Mulls Plan To Add Huge Amounts Of Debt
If the deals go through as many expect, Comcast’s consolidated debt would more than double from $65 billion to a “staggering” $164 billion, excluding any cash flow the Philadelphia-based company would generate before the transactions would close, according to Neil Begley, a Moody’s senior vice president and lead media analyst. "To put potential all-debt-financed Fox and Sky acquisitions in perspective, Comcast would be the second-most indebted non-financial, non-government related company after only AT&T Inc., pro forma for the potential Time Warner Inc. acquisition,” he said in a press release. Not surprisingly, Moody's has placed has placed Comcast Corporation's A3 long-term debt ratings on review for downgrade in case Roberts pulls the trigger on the all-cash deals.
Thu, 24 May 2018
22:42:09 +0000
AT&T taps Best Buy executive as new chief digital officer
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.
Thu, 24 May 2018
20:51:08 +0000
Telecom Stock Roundup: Sprint (S) Partners Scopeworker, ZTE Settlement on Cards
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.
Thu, 24 May 2018
18:21:24 +0000
Here’s Where Streaming Services Are Winning over Traditional TV
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.
Thu, 24 May 2018
16:33:27 +0000
Comcast's Fox Bid to Further Test Antitrust Cops Waging AT&T War
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.
Thu, 24 May 2018
14:31:55 +0000
Comparing T-Mobile’s Valuation
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.
Thu, 24 May 2018
13:02:10 +0000
How T-Mobile Plans to Achieve Its EBITDA Target
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%.
Thu, 24 May 2018
12:16:33 +0000
[$$] Comcast and Disney fight it out for 21st Century Fox assets
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.
Thu, 24 May 2018
11:33:17 +0000
Why T-Mobile’s Service Revenue Keeps Rising
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.

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