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Sprint Nextel - Overview of 2012 Q4 Results




Indigo Equity Research


16 Feb 2013





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Overview - 2012 Q4 Results Weak 2012 Q4 results - slowing revenue & subscriber growth; continued losses In Q4 revenue growth slowed with continued subscriber erosion; adjusted OIBDA & net losses were roughly static with the on-going transition to LTE and one network. A key concern is that Wireless CAPEX has doubled with Network Vision (LTE build). Sprint has lost subscribers for three quarters now with the Nextel network closure. In particular, it has lost lucrative post-paid subscribers as it re-captures only about half of Nextel subscribers when they churn; but just 2.1m Nextel subscribers remain. Excluding Nextel, Sprint-only subscriber growth slowed to 10%, driven by pre-paid & affiliates; this falls to 6% growth if re-captured Nextel subscribers are excluded. - Q4 Total Revenue rose $283 m (+3%) to $9.0 bn. Growth slowed …… This 12 page report includes: results analysis, investment thesis, recent key events, SWOT analysis …. Independent, buy-side, fundamental, financial analysis. www.indigo-equity-research.com

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