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What’s Sprint’s Valuation in January 2018?

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Jan. 23 2018, Updated 9:01 a.m. ET

Sprint’s scale

As of January 16, 2018, Sprint’s (S) market capitalization was ~$22.4 billion, making it the fourth-largest US wireless service provider in terms of market capitalization. In comparison, T-Mobile (TMUS) had a market capitalization of ~$52.4 billion, Verizon’s (VZ) market capitalization was ~$210.7 billion, and AT&T’s (T) market capitalization was ~$225.4 billion.

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Bollinger Band

In the January 16 trading session, Sprint stock closed at $5.60, which is near its Bollinger Band mid-range level of $5.71, which suggests that Sprint stock is neither overbought nor oversold.

Short interest ratio

As of January 16, 2018, Sprint stock’s short interest as a percentage of float (or short interest ratio) was ~6.6%. A stock’s short interest ratio of more than 40% signifies that investors and traders foresee a fall in the stock’s price.

Sprint’s valuation metrics

As of January 16, 2018, Sprint was trading at a forward EV-to-EBITDA (enterprise value to earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation, and amortization) multiple of ~4.6x. In comparison, T-Mobile, AT&T, and Verizon have forward EV-to-EBITDA multiples of ~6.9x, ~6.5x, and ~7.0x, respectively.

As of January 16, 2018, Sprint was trading at a forward price-to-earnings (or PE) multiple of ~175.0x, whereas T-Mobile, AT&T, and Verizon have forward PE multiples of ~21.3x, ~12.3x, and ~13.0x, respectively.

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