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Investing Topics: Telecom Stocks

Holding Value in Volatile Times

By Roger S. Conrad on Feb. 25, 2022
As dominant providers of essential services, utilities enjoy a degree of revenue reliability in tough times that companies in other industries can only envy. We’re seeing that strength again in our recommendations’ recently reported Q4 results and guidance.

Telecom’s Big 4: Strong Results But Still Little Respect

By Roger S. Conrad on Jan. 29, 2022
What exactly must the four companies that increasingly dominate US communications do to earn a little respect? That’s a fair question following investors’ tepid reaction to strong Q4 results and updated guidance.

Mid-Summer Update: Business Momentum Picks up Steam

By Roger S. Conrad on Jul. 21, 2021
Our best in class utilities and essential services companies proved their resilience in pandemic-riddled 2020.

Into the Wilds

By Roger S. Conrad on Jul. 20, 2021
I’ve been an adult volunteer for Scouting BSA since my oldest son entered Tiger Cubs almost 20 years ago. So I wasn’t going to pass up the opportunity to accompany my youngest to Philmont Scout Reservation in northern New Mexico earlier this month, my third and likely final trek to scouting’s paradise.

Unlike the highways my oldest son and I took on our cross-country journey in early June, there’s not a lot of connectivity in the backcountry. And I’d never have been able to stay off the grid were it not for the support of Elliott Gue, my partner of more than 8 years at Capitalist Times.

Nonetheless, as with the June trip, I picked up several investment insights I’d like to share with you now.

What to do With AT&T

By Roger S. Conrad on May. 23, 2021
In the May 18 Alert “Hold AT&T for Now,” I advised “sticking with our shares until the immediate market reaction shakes out.” That remains my advice for four reasons.

AT&T Inc’s Q1: Answering the Doubters, Gearing Up for Growth

By Roger S. Conrad on Apr. 25, 2021

There’s no doubt AT&T Inc (NYSE: T) faces some steep challenges in early 2021. Just days before the company announced Q1 earnings last week, a Wall Street Journal piece featured the views of a prominent bear under the headline “Is AT&T a Train Wreck?” 

The company’s Q1 numbers and updated guidance, however, paint a far different picture.

Three Great Ways to Bet on Utility M&A

By Roger S. Conrad on Mar. 27, 2021

Exhaustive reviews, impossible public interest standards and no guarantee of eventual success: That’s the consensus outlook for mergers and acquisitions activity under the Biden Administration. Nonetheless, utility M&A is alive and well.

5G Spectrum Auction Winners: Maybe Not Who You Think

By Roger S. Conrad on Mar. 15, 2021

The results are in for the most expensive wireless spectrum auction in US history. The question for the Big Two is whether their huge outlay will produce the revenue and cash flow to be worth it.

Seeking the Next Alaska Communications: What’s Ahead for Broadband M&A

By Roger S. Conrad on Nov. 23, 2020

What’s a well-run fiber broadband network worth these days?

AT&T, Verizon and the Burden of Low Expectations

By Roger S. Conrad on Oct. 23, 2020

The top two companies that dominate this essential service industry have combined market capitalization of $440 billion and annual revenue of $300 billion plus, but still trade for an average of just 10 times expected 2020 earnings. They clearly suffer from the burden of low expectations.

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