We found this comment interesting from a global analyst we really like… Continue reading
The subject of telecommunications advances and the companies that make up the telco sector are regular topics of discussion at Montgomery Investment Management.
The group’s stalwart is of course Telstra, but despite its popular acceptance as a ‘blue chip’ company, we have tended to avoid investment and preferred, and still own, a number of the second tier competitors. Continue reading
Appearing on “Your Money Your Call” on Sky Business last Wednesday evening was an interesting and mostly amusing experience. The subject of telecommunications was touched on and my fellow panelist espoused the attributes of Telstra and its blue chip qualities. Continue reading
The telecommunications sector is becoming rather crowded. The sector has been traditionally dominated by Telstra and Optus, but a string of acquisitions has seen the market shares of iiNet, TPG Telecom and M2 Telecommunications surge in recent years. Now that this period of consolidation is slowing, these companies will require a greater focus on organic rather than acquisitive growth in order to sustain their impressive earnings. Continue reading
Today’s AFR reports on Telstra’s (TLS) capital investment plans, and states that the man in charge of those investment plans, Brendon Riley, believes that “the answer to the growth question is to keep investing.”
We don’t disagree with this in principal, but note that historically, TLS has not had much success in investing for growth. Continue reading