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
  -4.00p -0.72% 553.60p 554.60p 555.60p 570.00p 551.00p 570.00p 1,131,120 16:35:13
Industry Sector Turnover (m) Profit (m) EPS - Basic PE Ratio Market Cap (m)
Mobile Telecommunications 1,149.0 131.7 21.2 26.3 2,566

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26/6/2018
10:16
A very French approach from eutelsat, it was quite improbable, but I would like to see a few more bidders emerge - I guess they are all waiting for EchoStar's deadline?
zcaprd7
26/6/2018
09:23
Well done anyone who sold yesterday! Not me unfortunately. But a good few days for the traders and the MMs.
wad collector
26/6/2018
09:03
Yes, very poor show, I imagine there was some shouting in the eutelsat boardroom yesterday evening!
zcaprd7
26/6/2018
08:40
can't recall ever seeing a company throw it's hat in the ring one day then remove it the morning after but keep a retained interest should the circumstances change?! they could have just sat on the sidelines with a watching brief.. but probably didn't fancy it's own shares being pummelled with the speculation/uncertainty etc. anyhow shouldn't change much for ISAT holders Ball still very much in Echostar's court..
kalkaar
26/6/2018
08:26
Eutelsat strategising. Information leaks. They own up. Stock immediately drops 7%. Shareholders phone the leadership and say "no". Not an uncommon sequence of events. Also, keeping their options open would have actually involved doing nothing. They've ruled themselves out of making the first formal bid for six months. This is the definition of reducing their options. I expect if they still harbour aspirations towards ISAT they'll be having intensive major shareholder discussions in the near future.
kamitora
26/6/2018
08:25
Well I read that as 'we won't be bidding unless as a spoiler should a major competitor try and get ISAT on the cheap'
redchef
26/6/2018
08:23
Eutelsat are just keeping their options open. They reserve the right to bid if anyone else makes an offer for Inmarsat. Perfectly sensible course of action. I still expect a contest between more than one potential suitor. The ball is now in Echostar's court up to 6 July or, hopefully, before. Plenty of potential left.
jurgenklopp
26/6/2018
08:15
Logged on and I was rich. Now I'm not again. Oh well
volsung
26/6/2018
08:14
Funny old world.I guess the more cynical of you might have dark thoughts that the whole procedure was contrived.
steeplejack
26/6/2018
08:03
Well that didn't take them long!
argylerich
26/6/2018
08:02
They're in the same position they were yesterday - they won't bid unless someone else does.
samdb
26/6/2018
07:56
Eutelsat has withdrawn. Https://investegate.co.uk/eutelsat-comms/rns/2-8-announcement/201806260746295742S/
kamitora
26/6/2018
00:21
Eutelsat is just one of a long list of potential bidders mooted by City analysts. RBC Capital Markets speculated in the wake of EchoStar's bid that large mobile operators, private equity and satellite firms SES and Viasat could also be circling.Eutelsat's interest extended Inmarsat's winning streak to a fifth day, boosting London's hottest takeover target 26.2p to 632.2p.
zcaprd7
25/6/2018
21:45
https://www.ft.com/content/790b1f28-788b-11e8-bc55-50daf11b720d Bidding war looms over UK satellite group Inmarsat Eutelsat’s interest follows ‘highly preliminary’ offer from EchoStar of the US Nic Fildes, Telecoms Correspondent A bidding war looms over UK satellite company Inmarsat after French rival Eutelsat said on Monday it was considering a bid. EchoStar, the US satellite company controlled by billionaire Charlie Ergen, made a “highly preliminary” offer for Inmarsat earlier this month that was rejected by Inmarsat, which said the bid significantly undervalued its business. The US company, which has built up a 3 per cent stake in Inmarsat, has until July 6 to make a formal offer. Eutelsat, which is being advised by Goldman Sachs, said it was “evaluating a possible offer”. It has until July 23 to make a formal bid. Inmarsat’s share price more than halved between last August and March this year, which had made it vulnerable to a bid. British politicians have expressed alarm that the UK’s only significant satellite group could fall into foreign hands after the EchoStar interest. A bid from Eutelsat would follow a bitter row in the European satellite industry between Brussels and the UK government over Europe’s Galileo satellite navigation system. Inmarsat’s stock jumped 4.3 to 632.2p, while Eutelsat’s shares dropped 6.2 per cent to €16.53. The French company, which had €3.6bn of debt at the end of 2017, has a market value of €3.8bn compared to Inmarsat’s £3.2bn. Inmarsat declined to comment. Analysts had considered Eutelsat to be an unlikely bidder for Inmarsat, as it said in April that it would launch its own Ka-band satellite, called Konnect VHTS, which will come on line in 2021. The plan, which included an agreement with French telecoms group Orange to supply broadband in remote areas, was seen as a sign that it wanted to launch its own satellites rather than make a play for its UK rival. Some have questioned the rationale for consolidation within the satellite sector, given that there is little overlap between the largest companies and that financial benefits from cutting operating costs would be limited. Jefferies, the investment bank, has suggested that EchoStar’s interest in Inmarsat is driven by the UK company’s spectrum holdings in the US.
kalkaar
25/6/2018
18:33
http://www.londonstockexchange.com/exchange/news/market-news/market-news-detail/other/13692665.html
ortis23
25/6/2018
17:21
Hi all, From my 3525, ...Hi 7ran5ac710n, On the crest, thanks ! Some thoughts : - if EchoStar intend to bid, they've now set a floor of GBP 5.568; - they may just want a 'strategic stake' in a rival; - they may want to flush out other bidders....and force them to pay 'over the odds', making a useful capital gain AND forcing a rival to 'overpay'. Can't do the share price any harm, whichever way I look at it..... ATB
extrader
25/6/2018
16:33
It’s a game of bluff for sure. I think Echostar can pay £7. There is a geographical valuation arbitrage which Egan can be sure of exploiting, so he will make his play as he is itching to do something. Eutelsat are probably the weaker party?
the original goldbug
25/6/2018
16:23
the alternative view may be that Echostar now decide to pull the plug on any bid now Eutelsat have thrown their hat in the ring.. reasonable chance of that happening as they like making opportunistic bids/or acquiring assets on the cheap.. also, with all the debt knocking about in these companies and the market cap of ISAT already pushing £3bn not sure there is going to be a huge amount of upside from these levels.. would love to be proven wrong though in both cases
kalkaar
25/6/2018
16:22
What we really need is Sofbank is to come in and trump everyone with a silly bid. I guess they are the only ones with the balance sheet to make a play in the £10 plus range, which the likes of Jeffries think is feasible.
the original goldbug
25/6/2018
16:08
Just what we needed.
ptgint
25/6/2018
16:03
Excellent, puts pressure on EchoStar to table a decent bid way before the deadline... Probably just to make them over pay, but who cares!
zcaprd7
25/6/2018
15:33
Well it means that Eutelsat can sit back and watch while Echostar have to bid by 6th July
argylerich
25/6/2018
15:32
15:16 Inmarsat takeover bid? https://www.bbc.com/news/live/business-44574859 Shares in Inmarsat are almost 5% higher after Eutelsat confirmed a Bloomberg report that it was considering a takeover bid. One trader said there was a "small question mark" over how the French company would finance such a deal, given that Eutelsat is worth €4.1bn (£3.6bn), while Inmarsat is valued at about £2.8bn. A spokeswoman for Inmarsat declined to comment
pugugly
25/6/2018
15:28
Bought a few. looks interesting
volsung
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