Stephen Simpson, CFA
Long only, growth at reasonable price, value, research analyst

Millicom Needs To Improve Margins To Unlock Value

The glory days of wireless service growth appear to be over. Most markets have at least three competing companies, and even those few remaining virgin markets have been demanding expensive concessions from operators. In the case of Millicom (OTCPK:MIICF), then, the question is whether or not the company can use better margins as a driver of shareholder value. Though the company has the opportunity to grow its cable and multi-play services in Latin America and benefit from underpenetration in Africa, management will likely find it easier to deliver incremental growth through cost containment.

A Leader In Smaller Markets

To a certain extent, Millicom has built its business by steering clear of the largest regional competitors in Latin America...

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