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

MTN Group One Of The Few Telcos With Real Growth Opportunities

I've lamented on more than one occasion that growth is getting harder and harder to find for many, if not most, global wireless service providers. Not only are most developed markets already saturated, but many so-called emerging markets have already emerged, leaving many service providers with few options other than to engage in withering price and marketing competition. That's not the case for Africa's MTN Group (OTCPK:MTNOY), as the company continues to see high single-digit sub growth overall across its 22 markets. Better still, data, mobile money, and higher end services (3G and so on) are only just starting to make real contributions to results. MTN Group doesn't offer a rock-bottom valuation, but the growth prospects are good...

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