|Bid||16.09 x 1200|
|Ask||16.11 x 3000|
|Day's range||16.07 - 16.21|
|52-week range||15.67 - 18.57|
|PE ratio (TTM)||18.38|
|Forward dividend & yield||0.95 (5.99%)|
|1y target est||21.67|
There are a number of reasons that attract investors towards large-cap companies such as Orange SA (EPA:ORA), with a market cap of €36.55b. Market participants who are conscious of riskRead More...
The merger music is playing again in France’s telecom industry, two years after the last failed takeover attempt. Consolidation returned as a hot topic when Bloomberg reported in April that Bouygues SA was considering teaming up with investment firms to bid for Patrick Drahi’s struggling French business, Altice Europe NV’s SFR. Bouygues has since confirmed an approach, without naming the target.
The majority shareholder of Iliad SA helped create much of the turmoil in the French mobile phone market by undercutting the prices charged by incumbents Orange SA, Bouygues SA and Altice Europe NV’s SFR. Now the tables have turned, and those rivals are beating Iliad with their own low-cost offerings. The upshot is that Iliad’s mobile and broadband subscriber numbers both fell in the first half.
In this article, I will take a look at Orange SA’s (EPA:ORA) most recent earnings update (30 June 2018) and compare these latest figures against its performance over the pastRead More...
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Orange SA is partnering Ivory Coast’s Groupe NSIA to start banking operations in West Africa as the telecommunications group accelerates an expansion into financial services, according to three people familiar with the matter. The venture plans to use the assets in Ivory Coast and Senegal that NSIA acquired from Nigeria’s Diamond Bank Plc in November, said the people, who asked not to be identified because the information isn’t public. Orange will own 75 percent of the venture, with NSIA holding the remaining stake, they said.
Didier Lombard, the former chief executive officer of France Telecom, will stand trial for moral harassment, a decade after a wave of employee suicides coincided with the restructuring he led. The onetime monopoly, now known as Orange SA, and six of its executives have also been indicted on charges of moral harassment or abetting moral harassment, according to a statement from the company’s telecommunications workers union, CFE-CGC. The union, citing an indictment, said the case should reach the courts next year.
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Investors are getting over-excited about the prospects for dealmaking in France's telecoms sector. Yes, there's a willing buyer in the form of conglomerate Bouygues SA. There's also an open-minded regulator, who has told Le Monde the door is “a bit open” for M&A. The snag is that it's hard to see the willing sellers. Bouygues has held talks with European buyout firm CVC Capital Partners about a possible joint bid for the French business that represents the bulk of the worth of Altice NV, Bloomberg News revealed last month.
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