Share Name Share Symbol Market Type Share ISIN Share Description
Inmarsat Plc LSE:ISAT London Ordinary Share GB00B09LSH68 ORD EUR0.0005
  Price Change % Change Share Price Bid Price Offer Price High Price Low Price Open Price Shares Traded Last Trade
  -1.80p -0.32% 555.80p 555.60p 555.80p 570.00p 551.00p 570.00p 676,208 14:15:55
Industry Sector Turnover (m) Profit (m) EPS - Basic PE Ratio Market Cap (m)
Mobile Telecommunications 1,149.0 131.7 21.2 26.4 2,577

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08/6/2018
19:55
Echostar seem to have £2.5bn in cash and marketable securities. Underlying Q1 EBITDA was $202m after adding back losses on investments Http://spacenews.com/inmarsat-rejects-echostar-takeover-proposal/ Flush with cash, EchoStar is viewed as a company with the financial muscle to create consolidation in the satellite communications sector, but whether EchoStar can negotiate agreeable terms is debatable. “This is the fundamental problem and the reason why EchoStar is sitting on $3.3 billion in cash,” Chris Quilty of Quilty Analytics, told SpaceNews. “Although they are well funded to pursue acquisitions, they historically have been fairly cheap in what they’ve been willing to pay.” Https://www.echostar.com/Press/Newsandmedia/EchoStar%20Announces%20First%20Quarter%20of%202018%20Results.aspx
aleman
08/6/2018
19:35
Folks I don't comment much on shares, outside my paid blogs, but I hold this one recently, so am moved to comment. From a technical view the down trend is over. Ergo its now going to go up. This 'bid' simply underlines the bottom is reached as far a M&A valuation is concerned, which is after all a bottom fishing valuation. The company is now in play and all the positive things that go with it, bids, counterbids, management pressure to perform etc, will support the price. It is highly likely the share price will now rise, perhaps over the long term. Trend reversal is is how value investors make their corn.
clem
08/6/2018
19:22
This will obviously be a share bid as Echostar doesn’t have the cash. The fact that ‘SATS’ share price hasn’t moved suggests the market doesn’t think a bid is coming. As this will be a paper deal ISAT does look very undervalued compared to SATS so management will be right to force SATS to pay a premium. It’s clearly massively earnings accretive for SATS. SATS need to come up with a bid where ISAT Managment can endorse the bid and then let the market and arbs have their say in pricing this thing going forward. The most frustrating thing is that this will drift if nothing concrete happens. (Yes I’m a stale bull and would love to get out of this thing with my pride and wallet intact too haha!!) Anyone done any sensible analysis on SATS would be nice to hear your thoughts.
the original goldbug
08/6/2018
19:15
The reason for the fall from £10 was a perceived fall in maritime leadership with the new offering replacing gmdss units this will not be the case growth will increase in maritime the reason for market leadership is the technology is superior than other offerings . Why accept a low ball offer below this when by 2020 most required investment for aviation completes.
wskill
08/6/2018
18:48
"If it is to stave off EchoStar’s interest, Inmarsat’s management – led by chief executive Rupert Pearce – will be reliant on the support of major shareholders, with whom it has been at loggerheads over pay. A revolt from more than 60% of voting investors earlier this year forced Inmarsat to rip up its pay proposals, continuing a long-running dispute that had broken out into rebellion three times in the past six years." https://www.theguardian.com/business/2018/jun/08/uks-inmarsat-rejects-takeover-approach-from-us-rival-echostar
kamitora
08/6/2018
18:29
Yes I think you may be right with the numbers,a bid of around 550p as a sighting shot sounds likely.I reckon that a bid of £7 might win the day.Forget the heady days of ten pounds plus.£7 would represent a premium of around two thirds to an admittedly depressed recent share price.This isn't a management that can aggressively plead a case of obvious competence.Presuming that this share was previously an income fund favourite,it might find itself fairly friendless in fighting off a bid of around 7 quid.
steeplejack
08/6/2018
18:12
Bloomberg commentA stock slump at the London-based company has put it at the top of analysts' lists of potential targets for consolidation in the satellite industry. The shares have lost more than half their value over the past two years and are down 3.4 percent so far in 2018.Inmarsat is among dominant players in an old industry now under threat as a rising number of operators crowd the skies with satellites, offering new services such as in-flight Wi-Fi and transmitting digital photos. The oversupply is pushing down margins as demand lags behind, spurring existing companies to consider their alternatives. Inmarsat sees aviation revenue as its biggest growth driver in the coming years.Investors are most concerned about rising competition from tech giants such as Facebook Inc., Apple Inc. and Alphabet Inc.'s Google, as well as new and existing industry rivals, such as OneWeb, ViaSat Inc. and -- on the horizon-- Elon Musk's SpaceX.
steeplejack
08/6/2018
18:08
Management’s reaction to the Echostar bid sounds like a face saving exercise. They have to bluff a bid for in excess of £7 to walk away from this with their dignity more or less in tact. I suspect the bid was at £5.5-5.7 or thereabouts. On the positive it puts this in play again and probably puts a new floor at £4. Quite high risk for the arbs considering what the London institutions think of the fundamentals.
the original goldbug
08/6/2018
18:04
EchoStar,valued at around £3.5bn,has been a dull performer of late and the price at $47 is about the same as a couple of years ago,albeit that it has been up as high as $60 during that period.The prospective PE is over 50 and 5 year eps growth is only forecast at 5%.Charles Schwab has the stock as a strong buy but I can't quite see why.Perhaps they think someone might bid for EchoStar!In the context of the US,EchoStar is in the small asset class.There must be a case for examining the synergistic benefits of merging two relatively small players in a rapidly changing tech world.Echostar doesn't pay a dividend.I think Inmarsat days are numbered but I'm not convinced EchoStar is going to win the day,I'm not sure they have the financial clout. Hopefully,this will flush out a heavyweight bidder.
steeplejack
08/6/2018
17:51
K - why on earth would you want to state a price, which is then somehting others can aim at. Far better to have different bidders with none of them knowing what the other has offered.
18bt
08/6/2018
17:37
The FT have of course been talking about potential bidders (plural) for some time, so the board can also somewhat redeem the performance of the last two years by getting an auction going if possible. This was from FT Alphaville today: "We flagged up vague talk around Inmarsat this time last month, and repeatedly before that. EchoStar and Softbank/OneWeb are the obvious candidates." https://ftalphaville.ft.com/marketslive/2018-06-08/ This is the sticking point with EchoStar: "Inmarsat shares climbed 13.5 per cent on Friday in London, giving it a market value of £2.15bn. Including the company’s more than £1.7bn of debt, a deal could give Inmarsat an enterprise value above £4bn. EchoStar has a market value of $4.5bn, with its shares falling 0.6 per cent in New York." https://www.ft.com/content/798cdbdc-6b32-11e8-b6eb-4acfcfb08c11 Not that closely aligned market caps stopped Takeda with Shire recently.
kamitora
08/6/2018
17:33
It's 'come back with a significantly better offer' in my opinion. The board are talking their book as they have to on the first pass, but would probably have half an eye on what their prospects are if a takeover goes ahead anyway and if they've been overly hostile. They also have to be realistic about their prospects if Echostar walk away - institutional shareholders and hedge funds who jump in may take out their frustrations on them. One interesting thing I noted from the RNS is the lack of a price - which makes me suspect it actually is one that shareholders might seriously consider. If it really is a lowball offer as they claim, prove it to us. What do they have to hide?
kamitora
08/6/2018
17:07
So is this f off, or f off and come back with some lube?
zcaprd7
08/6/2018
16:54
Think of the poor shorts bashing the share price down to facilitate a cheap take out price. Takeover should at the very least be above £10.
wskill
08/6/2018
16:47
just shows how bent the city is. where is the fca catching those that traded when inside??
edwardt
08/6/2018
16:46
....the board might have a little difficulty explaining the rise in the share price between 11:00 and the announcement of the bid approach at 16:34......
dexdringle
08/6/2018
16:36
That was one hell of an auction - added 10 pence.
kamitora
08/6/2018
15:53
Short squeeze!
g2theary
08/6/2018
15:44
FT is speculating about a takeover from Echostar or Softbank again. We have had this before, though.
aleman
08/6/2018
15:34
With no news, seems the yanks started it off...
zcaprd7
08/6/2018
15:18
.... it does seem odd we have a 10% rise out of the blue.... and as you say on a friday....
redips2
08/6/2018
15:06
News coming in the weekend papers?
zcaprd7
08/6/2018
14:21
My opinion for what it's worth irriduim require better technology than they use at present maybe this is the reason the hedges shorted isat to this level to allow such an outcome a cheap bid by the USA competition.
wskill
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