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 Shares Traded Last Trade
  +2.10p +0.59% 360.30p 2,476,918 16:35:11
Bid Price Offer Price High Price Low Price Open Price
360.30p 360.60p 362.10p 352.00p 358.20p
Industry Sector Turnover (m) Profit (m) EPS - Basic PE Ratio Market Cap (m)
Mobile Telecommunications 1,036.7 170.1 29.6 12.1 1,652.18

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Inmarsat Daily Update: Inmarsat Plc is listed in the Mobile Telecommunications sector of the London Stock Exchange with ticker ISAT. The last closing price for Inmarsat was 358.20p.
Inmarsat Plc has a 4 week average price of 335.30p and a 12 week average price of 334.30p.
The 1 year high share price is 865p while the 1 year low share price is currently 334.30p.
There are currently 458,556,833 shares in issue and the average daily traded volume is 4,190,931 shares. The market capitalisation of Inmarsat Plc is £1,652,180,269.30.
fenners66: wskill - they do not need to get isat kit users to dent profit here. If they offer a service at a serious undercut - then the obvious and arguably more likely scenario is the ship owner goes back to ISAT and asks for a discount , and gets it or ISAT risk losing business. That is why monopolies are so valuable - you can charge what you like - until the competition comes along. I had asked back through this thread what about the competition - now we see evidence of some coming and the share price has reacted.
ncnd: If they are adding more shares twice a year, (as hor-fra suggests) no wonder the share price is being diluted. Simply mathematics just like devaluing a currency by issuing more money. Some people like the ones who could not understand the correlation between the share price and the dividend being cut, hence todays total mess and depreciation with brokers constantly reducing the forecast. Numis were either very lucky or carried out forensic research to be on the money.
hor_fra: The total number of shares is 458,407,820, so I don’t see how 748,608 will make a difference when it comes to ‘share price support’. Also, note that ISAT do this regularly, at least two times a year. As for Numis being spot on… well, let’s hope the tide is turning then, since they’ve actually upgraded ISAT today, albeit from sell to hold.
aleman: OG - cashflows don't need to grow, although they might well do. Current cashflows are enough to pay down debt and maintain the dividend once the capex passes. The share price indicates falling cashflows. Which is right - forecasts or the share price? Is the share price trying to break falling resistance? Buying under 450p makes it looks a bit more likely to break this time, I think. free stock charts from
dexdringle: The suggestion is that, in the case of ISAT, there is a direct correlation at any given point between the share price and the dividend. The idea therefore being that the share price has fallen in anticipation of a dividend cut such that, at the new (lower) rate of dividend, the 'normal' ratio is restored. What isn't clear is what happens if the old rate of dividend is retained after all..... Also, a sustained attack on the share price isn't caused by a few punters with a 'hunch'. If the dividend is significantly reduced this in an indicator (for me) that someone KNEW something....
al101uk: "Why is the stock making new lows on declining short interest then?" Declining short interest is a positive because it means there are more buyers in the market. As a holder that's what I want: more buyers, less sellers. Your convoluting the argument over short interest with where the share price is going, which are not necessarily the same thing. Across the market there are probably more sellers than buyers, but that doesn't mean the reversal of short interest is a negative. In fact the short covering is positive because without it the share price would likely decline faster.
stun12: chancer, I don't really see the link between share price and dividend that you're making - either the divi is sustained and the lower share price just increases the yield or the divi is cut in which case the yield remains roughly the same in line with the lower share price. Since the divi is a conscious company policy based on earnings and profitability, the share price is unconnected. ISTR that the divi exceeds free cash flow, but that ISAT has defended this policy given expected future earnings.
fenners66: I looked at ISAT for dividend last year before the share price fall. I decided since the dividend was not covered there were better alternatives. That is a point that many miss - not whether or not the numbers stack up over the medium term - but whether other companies have numbers that stack up better. Not covering a divi with profits is one thing; not even having the cash flow to cover it is another. You may say that borrowing for 2 more years is ok as they will then be in profit ..... and canal owners and operators probably said exactly the same thing - what can possibly go wrong ? Well the market looks forward so lets say they load up the balance sheet with more debt and during that time some disruptive tech is developed , and sure it takes a few more years for it to take hold, but by then the market already anticipates the competition and the share price starts to fall? Is there no spare capacity with existing satellites? What if someone else goes bust and is bought cheap? To exclude the possibility that for the medium term there will be any competition is irrational - because if the market is that good - someone else will want a piece of it.
wskill: DB dumping their holding when ISAT share price was at its lowest ebb have not been helpful with a fair wind we can now move back upwards.
steeplejack: Of course the share price has no influence on the dividend.Yet the share price and the inferred rating is a function of the outlook for the company,cash flow projections etc.The market is suggesting (as reflected by the share price) that the dividend could be cut,it's NOT saying it should be cut,it's suggesting that circumstances might will determine that it could happen.Anyway,I'm off to look at other stocks in my portfolio.Its not that I hold many of these anyway,it just fascinates when a stock falls off a cliff .Failure is often a more salutary lesson than success in the field of investment.
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