To buy a two-thirds stake in Sprint (S), Softbank (SFTBF.PK) would need to significantly...

|About: Sprint Corporation (S)|By:, SA News Editor

To buy a two-thirds stake in Sprint (S), Softbank (SFTBF.PK) would need to significantly increase its debt, which is already over $10B. While Japanese banks seem willing, a major loan would come just a few years after leverage-fueled acquisitions almost caused Softbank to collapse. And the new debt would be to purchase a company that hasn't made an annual profit since 2006.