Dueling Fools: Sprint Nextel

As the Fool's telecom editor, I spend a good bit of time chatting it up with our lead telecom contributor, Dave Mock. In exploring content ideas for December, I proposed that we present readers with a Dueling Fools series on troubled Sprint Nextel (NYSE: S  ) . There was only one problem: We couldn't both take the bear position. One of us would have to cave and say something positive about Sprint.

Ever the Southern gentleman, I offered to bite the bullet. Then, as I dug into the company, I was surprised to find myself actually buying into the Sprint thesis -- namely, that the company is improving its customer experience while taking steps to reduce its cost structure. Oh, and that the shares sport an eye-catchingly low valuation.

That said, make no mistake: Sprint has been getting owned by its competition these past few quarters. Industry top dogs Verizon Wireless -- a joint venture between Verizon Communications (NYSE: VZ  ) and Vodafone (NYSE: VOD  ) -- and AT&T (NYSE: T  ) , spurred on by its Apple (NYSE: AAPL  ) iPhone success, have been taking Sprint's lunch money.

Will Sprint continue to be the aimless middle child of the U.S. wireless industry, or is Mr. Market overlooking a cheaply priced promising turnaround? Read on, Fools, and then share your own thoughts by voting for the winner and sounding off in Motley Fool CAPS.

Duel on!


Read/Post Comments (0) | Recommend This Article (2)

Comments from our Foolish Readers

Help us keep this a respectfully Foolish area! This is a place for our readers to discuss, debate, and learn more about the Foolish investing topic you read about above. Help us keep it clean and safe. If you believe a comment is abusive or otherwise violates our Fool's Rules, please report it via the Report this Comment Report this Comment icon found on every comment.

Be the first one to comment on this article.

Sponsored Links

Leaked: Apple's Next Smart Device
(Warning, it may shock you)
The secret is out... experts are predicting 458 million of these types of devices will be sold per year. 1 hyper-growth company stands to rake in maximum profit - and it's NOT Apple. Show me Apple's new smart gizmo!

DocumentId: 557588, ~/Articles/ArticleHandler.aspx, 10/24/2014 2:22:30 PM

Report This Comment

Use this area to report a comment that you believe is in violation of the community guidelines. Our team will review the entry and take any appropriate action.

Sending report...


Advertisement