As a veteran holder, I would value your opinion on the long term historical performance of the vod sp. According to this sites historical sp, it was 8.06 on march 2000 & 4.40 on aug 2009. Ive held vod for a long time but dont get these sp's. Of course mannisman & verizon complicated matters, but in real terms what was the vod sp 20 yrs ago??? My history is further complicated by my original holding of orange being eventually converted into vod shares. By the way, I wish you would express your opinion in the opinion box. It dosnt make you a motley tool/fool.
I've been In this share for 20 years next month, and seen it grow and transform through many acquisitions, some good some bad. I said a couple of years ago that it had reached its pinnacle and turned into an unwieldy leviathan that through joint ventures, diversification and sales would begin to break apart. Not much has been achieved on that score (a start with the Liberty Global Dutch operation, less so in the UK but I don't give up hope). 10 years ago we all believed a banking tie-up would turn your mobile phone in to something you got for free as part of your wireless credit card deal. Finally mobile money is becoming a reality for the developed world and the success of MPESA has been a incredible success elsewhere. The belated move in to Quad play will, I believe add a great deal of value here; Ultimately the deals done to deliver this will likely see the group split in to separate entities. The value of the sum of the parts is greater than the whole. Those who look on this company as a simple provider of service are in for a shock. Who knows what the next 20 years will bring. I know the next few years could see this company transformed beyond recognition and more importantly a great deal of value unlocked. GLA - what am I like, I should write for the motley tool.
A few more days like today & we may all be singing the praises of brokers?! I think your general rule of 1yr target makes sense, but I wish they would state a time scale & of course brokers like builders tell you what you want to hear & should be taken with a p.o.s. After all there just talking bull!! Im in in for the long haul, hopefully �3 & beyond, I WILL NEVER SURRENDER.(Quote W. Churchill) The bull dog. But seriously I think its clear, vodafone are a very sound company.
out my short-term trading pot of VOD, but am maintaining all my longer term investment shares, good divi reasonably underpinned, earnings outside UK, good management, like telecoms sector as increasingly a kind of 'utility', and i am hopefully that the indian IPO will materialise and will highlight value that is already sitting there in the business. not that optimistic about european growth, but there's enough growth in vod though exposure to other markets for my taste.
hoping i will be able to replenish trading pot in low 230s soonish, but not waiting for 220s this time round, unless significant wider market move.
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i do think these guys will find a way to do a deal. lots of clever folk keen to earn fat fees devising the mechanics.
LONDON, July 22 (Reuters) - Vodafone's planned listing of its Indian business could help the British group if it pursues any further tie-ups with cable-TV company Liberty Global in Europe, its chief executive said on Friday.
U.S. group Liberty and Vodafone have agreed to form a joint venture in the Netherlands, but analysts have said that the British company's operations in Africa, Middle East and Asia-Pacific could be an obstacle to deeper collaboration.
CEO Vittorio Colao said there are no plans to spin off its emerging markets operations but acknowledged some of the fringe benefits of the Indian listing.
"We are very happy with our emerging markets portfolio. So as such we do not have a plan to separate from them," Colao said after the group posted better than expected 7.7 percent revenue growth for its emerging markets business in the first quarter.
"Having said that, we have a set-up with the listed unit in Africa and we are planning to list in India, which will allow us to have a clear assessment of their value and higher flexibility in the future should any type of co-operation with Liberty become the case."
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