Sprint (S) Mulls Use-of-Cash Following Softbank Deal

October 26, 2012 11:28 AM EDT
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Now flush with cash following the Softbank deal, Sprint (NYSE: S) is mulling options for its $9.4 billion pro forma cash balance, though they didn't exactly lay out a clear plan, and many questions remain unanswered.

In the view of Nomura analyst Mike McCormack, Sprint's healthy cash balance should be more than enough to cover cash burn in the coming quarters.

"Management said it wouldn't be looking to cut prices in the near term, or adopt 'shared data' plans, but spoke to internal investments they weren't able to make due to their previously limited financial flexibility," said McCormack.

He expects Sprint to focus on Clearwire (Nasdaq: CLWR) funding needs, spectrum acquisitions when available, and increasing gross additions.

Nomura Securities has a Buy rating on Sprint (NYSE: S) with a price target of $7.00.

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Shares of Sprint closed at $5.52 yesterday.

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