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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
  -1.90p -0.50% 374.90p 376,323 10:39:56
Bid Price Offer Price High Price Low Price Open Price
374.70p 375.10p 380.80p 369.30p 375.60p
Industry Sector Turnover (m) Profit (m) EPS - Basic PE Ratio Market Cap (m)
Mobile Telecommunications 1,036.68 170.14 29.62 12.3 1,734.4

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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 376.80p.
Inmarsat Plc has a 4 week average price of 363.20p and a 12 week average price of 363.20p.
The 1 year high share price is 646p while the 1 year low share price is currently 334.30p.
There are currently 462,617,429 shares in issue and the average daily traded volume is 1,195,234 shares. The market capitalisation of Inmarsat Plc is £1,734,352,741.32.
the original goldbug: The board ‘remains confident’ despite the fact the shareprice is £1 below what they termed a deeply opportunistic bid. I haven’t come to grips with why the share price is getting smashed today, but these people really are the worst example of UK corporate mediocrity.
gambo555: tHIS IS VERY STRANGE - YESTERDAY AND TODAY SHARE PRICE IS MOVING(sorry for caps) and showing as low trades - then all of a sudden its 700,000. This share price did the same thing before the previous bid was announced - loads of smallish trades - and the share price moves up - yesterday and today - far higher than the average 3m. showing more sells than buys and yet the price is up. I just wonder if this is doing the same thing prior to the June bid - lots of trading with small volumes...HMMMM may only be a theory - but I think something is afoot - well wait and see eh?? GLA
steeplejack: I suspect that the fact that no other bidders have come out of the woodwork yet might of tempered Echostar's enthusiasm.They're not awash with the readies and don't want to be seen to overpaying ie they don't want to do a Takeda/Shire with the Japanese company pretty relaxed about a slide in its share price as a result of an ambitious bid.As for the share price moves ahead of today's RNS,it's a disgrace.I thought it might just be speculative positions being unwound as time dragged on.But it wasn't,it was news leaking out from a source that would be a major beneficiary of this offer falling as flat as a pancake.
zcaprd7: From FT:YESTERDAY Inmarsat, the UK satellite group, has rejected a multibillion takeover offer from EchoStar, a US peer founded by billionaire Charlie Ergen, in a sign that cross-border consolidation may ramp up in an industry that has been unnerved by falling profits and share prices.London-based Inmarsat said it had received "a highly preliminary and indicative non-binding proposal from EchoStar Corporation in relation to the potential acquisition of the entire issued, and to be issued, share capital of Inmarsat."Inmarsat, headquartered at Old Street roundabout, said it had rejected the proposal, which "significantly undervalued" the company. It added: "The board remains highly confident in the independent strategy and prospects. The statement came in response to earlier reporting by FT Alphaville, which prompted a sharp rise in the company's share price. 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 likely give Inmarsat an enterprise value above £4bn. Inmarsat has long been seen by analysts as vulnerable to a bid from a regional satellite operator looking to stitch together spectrum licences, particularly as earnings deteriorated. In recent years, the decline in its share price has also knocked it out of the FTSE 100 large-cap index and into the FTSE 250 index for mid-sized groups. The group, which takes the majority of revenue from its shipping business, also rents its spectrum to Ligado Networks, a US hybrid network that plans to launch in competition with EchoStar and Dish Network, Mr Ergen's sister company. In May, shares in Inmarsat dropped more than 10 per cent after news that it would no longer have a monopoly on international maritime distressed communications. Stress in the shipping industry has led to a shrinking market for broadband terminals, which has also hurt Inmarsat's performance. Almost 7 per cent of the company's free-floating equity are on loan to hedge funds, including AQR, who are betting against a rise in Inmarsat's stock price. Analysts have discussed the likelihood of a takeover approach by EchoStar for more than a year. "The fall in the Inmarsat share price now outweighs the evident dis-synergies and clunking industrial logic of a bid from EchoStar," analysts at Jefferies wrote in December. EchoStar did not immediately respond to a request for comment. Under UK Takeover Panel rules, EchoStar has until July 6 to make a firm bid for Inmarsat or to walk away for six months. Mr Ergen, a former professional poker player and self-described avid mountain climber, is a veteran in the media and telecoms industry with a reputation for being a cut-throat operator. In 1980, he founded EchoStar with his friend Jim DeFranco, with the goal of providing rural Americans satellite service. The company grew, and in 1996 it launched Dish, which beamed cable channels to TVs across the country. The groups ultimately split in two. The billionaire's nose for dealmaking continued. In 2013 he launched a bid to take wireless carrier Sprint Nextel private for more than $25bn, but Dish ultimately pulled out after a bidding war with SoftBank. Two years later he held talks with T-Mobile USA on a possible deal that would see Dish buy out the wireless group. Negotiations between Dish and T-Mobile later broke down. EchoStar has a market value of $4.5bn, with its shares falling 0.6 per cent by midday in New York. Inmarsat provides satellite communications services for industries ranging from maritime to military use and aviation. The company has also sought to expand in providing in-flight Wi-Fi to consumers. Its core business is providing connectivity to ships, aeroplanes and hard-to-reach places around the world. Inmarsat has faced competition from new entrants, such as SoftBank-backed OneWeb, as well as tech giants such as Google, which are looking to provide connectivity to far-flung corners of the world. The bid by EchoStar follows an attempt last year by Japan's SoftBank merge Intelsat, the heavily indebted commercial satellite operator, with OneWeb. The deal between the two companies fell through.
wskill: No one thinking that there is a ew found strength in the isat share price are the hedges closing this 5% short positions. I think we have a buyer accumulating stock and building a position as certainly swimming against the tide today.
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.
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....
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.
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.
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