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Co-Founder of Maravedis BSEE, MBA Author and contributor to over twenty research papers on 4G and device IPR, industry market trends and financial developments. Speaker and presenter at standards and industry trade events. Focus on trends in technology before they emerge into mainstream thought... More
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  • DISH Presents Case For Sprint Acquisitiojn 0 comments
    Apr 15, 2013 4:53 PM | about stocks: DISH, S, S, SOFT

    Information on DISH's bid for Sprint is available on their investor section website as

    DISH touts
    Cost Synergies $11 bn NPV
    Revenue Growth $24 bn NPV
    Capex Savings $2 bn NPV
    $37 bn NPV advantage

    This is compared to a listed question mark in the Softbank column

    This is being "very Ergen".. it suggests a very large market conversion to the new combined 'TV everywhere' plus mobile service.... which is far from certain. Still, DISH has the vision right... it has an appeal that has worked out in microcosm for DISH and for operators, including Softbank, in other markets.

    However, DISH dismisses cost and development and skill-set synergies most analysts recognize in Softbank. The argument that this is domestic has to be considered. However, that becomes a stretch because this would not be the combining of similar markets as happens when mobile operators consolidate operations... subscribers seldom have multiple mobile accounts but do have multiple mobile plus wireless and might expect some cost savings in addition to new sizzle of the sexy products and services. In fact, price almost certainly must be part of the 'value proposition' in order to gain large numbers of new subs. It can't be 'same price for partial/Swiss Cheesy coverage on limited devices'. The new service has a good deal of potential but faces tough competition in a saturated market for any combo of S, SB, and DISH.

    Disclosure: I have no positions in any stocks mentioned, and no plans to initiate any positions within the next 72 hours.

    Stocks: DISH, S, S, SOFT
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