NYSE:S

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Executive Summary

Sprint Corporation, together with its subsidiaries, provides a range of wireless and wireline communications products and services to consumers, businesses, government subscribers, and resellers in the United States, Puerto Rico, and the United States Virgin Islands.

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Fundamentals

Overvalued with weak fundamentals.


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Share Price & News

How has Sprint's share price performed over time and what events caused price changes?


Latest Share Price and Events


Market Performance


7 Day Return

-0.9%

S

2.5%

US Wireless Telecom

0.5%

US Market


1 Year Return

0.5%

S

3.6%

US Wireless Telecom

6.8%

US Market

Return vs Industry: S underperformed the US Wireless Telecom industry which returned 3.6% over the past year.

Return vs Market: S underperformed the US Market which returned 6.8% over the past year.


Shareholder returns

SIndustryMarket
7 Day-0.9%2.5%0.5%
30 Day-2.4%-0.6%-0.8%
90 Day-16.2%-3.2%-0.9%
1 Year0.5%0.5%4.9%3.6%9.2%6.8%
3 Year-1.2%-1.2%27.6%23.3%45.6%36.2%
5 Year6.3%6.3%52.5%38.7%63.2%45.4%

Price Volatility Vs. Market

How volatile is Sprint's share price compared to the market and industry in the last 5 years?


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Valuation

Is Sprint undervalued compared to its fair value and its price relative to the market?

1.01x

Price to Book (PB) ratio


Share Price vs. Fair Value

Below Fair Value: S ($6.42) is trading above our estimate of fair value ($4.43)

Significantly Below Fair Value: S is trading above our estimate of fair value.


Price To Earnings Ratio

PE vs Industry: S is unprofitable, so we can't compare its PE Ratio to the Wireless Telecom industry average.

PE vs Market: S is unprofitable, so we can't compare its PE Ratio to the US market.


Price to Earnings Growth Ratio

PEG Ratio: Insufficient data to calculate S's PEG Ratio to determine if it is good value.


Price to Book Ratio

PB vs Industry: S is good value based on its PB Ratio (1x) compared to the US Wireless Telecom industry average (2x).


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Future Growth

How is Sprint forecast to perform in the next 1 to 3 years based on estimates from 19 analysts?

15.6%

Forecasted annual earnings growth


Earnings and Revenue Growth Forecasts


Analyst Future Growth Forecasts

Earnings vs Savings Rate: S is forecast to remain unprofitable over the next 3 years.

Earnings vs Market: S is forecast to remain unprofitable over the next 3 years.

High Growth Earnings: S is forecast to remain unprofitable over the next 3 years.

Revenue vs Market: S's revenue is expected to decline over the next 3 years (-0.3% per year).

High Growth Revenue: S's revenue is forecast to decline over the next 3 years (-0.3% per year).


Earnings per Share Growth Forecasts


Future Return on Equity

Future ROE: S is forecast to be unprofitable in 3 years.


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Past Performance

How has Sprint performed over the past 5 years?

37.4%

Historical annual earnings growth


Earnings and Revenue History


Past Earnings Growth Analysis

Earnings Trend: S is unprofitable, but has reduced losses over the past 5 years at a rate of 37.4% per year.

Accelerating Growth: Unable to compare S's earnings growth over the past year to its 5-year average as it is currently unprofitable

Earnings vs Industry: S is unprofitable, making it difficult to compare its past year earnings growth to the Wireless Telecom industry (7.7%).


Return on Equity

High ROE: S has a negative Return on Equity (-8.52%), as it is currently unprofitable.


Return on Assets

ROA vs Industry: S is currently unprofitable, so its Return on Assets is negative.


Return on Capital Employed

ROCE Improving: S is currently unprofitable, so its Return on Capital Employed is negative.


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Financial Health

How is Sprint's financial position?


Financial Position Analysis

Short Term Liabilities: S's short term assets ($10.6B) do not cover its short term liabilities ($11.3B)

Long Term Liabilities: S's short term assets (10.6B) do not cover its long term liabilities (51.1B)


Debt to Equity History and Analysis

Debt Level: S's debt to equity ratio (145.1%) is considered high

Reducing Debt: S's debt to equity ratio has increased from 128.1% to 145.1% over the past 5 years.


Balance Sheet

Inventory Level: S has a high level of physical assets or inventory.

Debt Coverage by Assets: S's debt is not covered by short term assets (assets are 0.3x debt).


Cash Runway Analysis

For companies that have on average been loss making in the past we assess whether they have at least 1 year of cash runway.

Stable Cash Runway: Insufficient data to determine if S has enough cash runway based on its current free cash flow.

Forecast Cash Runway: Insufficient data to determine if S has enough cash runway if its free cash flow continues to grow or shrink based on historical rates.


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Dividend

What is Sprint's current dividend yield, its reliability and sustainability?


Dividend Yield vs Market

companyn/amarketbottom25%1.4%markettop25%3.7%industryaverage8.0%forecastin3Years0%

Current dividend yield vs market & industry


Stability and Growth of Payments

Notable Dividend: Unable to evaluate S's dividend yield against the bottom 25% of dividend payers, as the company has not reported any payouts.

High Dividend: Unable to evaluate S's dividend yield against the top 25% of dividend payers, as the company has not reported any payouts.

Stable Dividend: Insufficient data to determine if S's dividends per share have been stable in the past.

Growing Dividend: Insufficient data to determine if S's dividend payments have been increasing.


Current Payout to Shareholders

Dividend Coverage: Insufficient data to calculate payout ratio to determine if its dividend payments are covered by earnings.


Future Payout to Shareholders

Future Dividend Coverage: No need to calculate the sustainability of S's dividend in 3 years as they are not forecast to pay a notable one for the US market.


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Management

What is the CEO of Sprint's salary, the management and board of directors tenure and is there insider trading?

3.2yrs

Average management tenure


CEO

Michel Combes (57yo)

1.4yrs

Tenure

US$6,280,147

Compensation

Mr. Michel Combes has been President and Chief Executive Officer of Sprint Corporation since January 6, 2018 and May 31, 2018 respectively, where he is able to apprise board of the operational and financia ...


CEO Compensation Analysis

Compensation vs. Market: Michel has recently become CEO, making it difficult to compare their total compensation against companies of similar size in the US market.

Compensation vs Earnings: Michel's compensation has been consistent with company performance over the past year.


Management Age and Tenure

3.2yrs

Average Tenure

54yo

Average Age

Experienced Management: S's management team is considered experienced (3.2 years average tenure).


Board Age and Tenure

5.1yrs

Average Tenure

63.5yo

Average Age

Experienced Board: S's board of directors are considered experienced (5.1 years average tenure).


Insider Trading

Insider Buying: S insiders have only sold shares in the past 3 months.


Recent Insider Transactions

SellUS$1,280,61206 Aug 19
Jorge Gracia
EntityIndividual
Role
Chief Legal Officer
Chief Legal Officer
Shares194,480
Max PriceUS$6.58
SellUS$826,66109 Nov 18
Jorge Gracia
EntityIndividual
Role
Chief Legal Officer
Chief Legal Officer
Shares129,652
Max PriceUS$6.38

Ownership Breakdown


Management Team

  • Nestor Soler (55yo)

    Chief Operating Officer

    • Tenure: 2.7yrs
    • Compensation: US$4.89m
  • Michel Combes (57yo)

    President

    • Tenure: 1.4yrs
    • Compensation: US$6.28m
  • John C. Saw (57yo)

    Chief Technology Officer

    • Tenure: 4.2yrs
    • Compensation: US$3.16m
  • Christina Sternberg (47yo)

    Chief Administrative Officer

    • Tenure: 1.8yrs
  • Andrew Davies (53yo)

    Chief Financial Officer

    • Tenure: 1.3yrs
    • Compensation: US$3.28m
  • Raul Claure (49yo)

    Executive Chairman

    • Tenure: 1.4yrs
    • Compensation: US$3.41m
  • Mike Mullen (72yo)

    Director

    • Tenure: 6.3yrs
    • Compensation: US$504.63k
  • Jorge Gracia (53yo)

    Chief Legal Officer

    • Tenure: 3.8yrs
    • Compensation: US$3.35m
  • Jud Henry

    VP & Head of Investor Relations

    • Tenure: 4.9yrs
  • Scott Rice

    Chief Information Officer

    • Tenure: 0yrs

Board Members

  • Masa Son (62yo)

    Director

    • Tenure: 6.8yrs
    • Compensation: US$58.67k
  • Gordon Bethune (78yo)

    Independent Director

    • Tenure: 15.8yrs
    • Compensation: US$483.00k
  • Pat Doyle (63yo)

    Director

    • Tenure: 2.8yrs
    • Compensation: US$488.00k
  • Julius Genachowski (56yo)

    Independent Director

    • Tenure: 4.2yrs
    • Compensation: US$470.13k
  • Ron Fisher (72yo)

    Vice Chairman of the Board

    • Tenure: 6.3yrs
    • Compensation: US$1.02m
  • Michel Combes (57yo)

    President

    • Tenure: 1.4yrs
    • Compensation: US$6.28m
  • Sara Martinez Tucker (64yo)

    Director

    • Tenure: 6.1yrs
    • Compensation: US$488.00k
  • Raul Claure (49yo)

    Executive Chairman

    • Tenure: 1.4yrs
    • Compensation: US$3.41m
  • Mike Mullen (72yo)

    Director

    • Tenure: 6.3yrs
    • Compensation: US$504.63k
  • Stephen Kappes (67yo)

    Director

    • Tenure: 1.4yrs
    • Compensation: US$438.08k

Company Information

Sprint Corporation's company bio, employee growth, exchange listings and data sources


Key Information

  • Name: Sprint Corporation
  • Ticker: S
  • Exchange: NYSE
  • Founded: 1899
  • Industry: Wireless Telecommunication Services
  • Sector: Telecom
  • Market Cap: US$26.276b
  • Shares outstanding: 4.09b
  • Website: https://www.sprint.com

Number of Employees


Location

  • Sprint Corporation
  • 6200 Sprint Parkway
  • Overland Park
  • Kansas
  • 66251
  • United States

Listings

TickerExchangePrimary SecuritySecurity TypeCountryCurrencyListed on
SNYSE (New York Stock Exchange)YesCommon StockUSUSDJul 2013
S *BMV (Bolsa Mexicana de Valores)YesCommon StockMXMXNJul 2013
0L93LSE (London Stock Exchange)YesCommon StockGBUSDJul 2013

Biography

Sprint Corporation, together with its subsidiaries, provides a range of wireless and wireline communications products and services to consumers, businesses, government subscribers, and resellers in the Uni ...


Company Analysis and Financial Data Status

All financial data provided by Standard & Poor's Capital IQ.
DataLast Updated (UTC time)
Company Analysis2019/10/22 00:37
End of Day Share Price2019/10/21 00:00
Earnings2019/06/30
Annual Earnings2019/03/31


Unless specified all financial data is based on a yearly period but updated quarterly. This is known as Trailing Twelve Month (TTM) or Last Twelve Month (LTM) Data. Learn more here.