"Der ungarische Tänzer Nicolas Darvas verblüffte Ende der 50er Jahre mit einer völlig neuen Anlagestrategie die Wall Street. Innerhalb von 18 Monate machte er aus 36.000 US-Dollar über 2 Millionen US-Dollar und wurde daraufhin von verschiedenen ungläubigen Börsenexperten und Neidern als Scharlatan bezeichnet. Soweit so gut: wirklich interessant wird die Geschichte aber erst dann, wenn man weiß, dass seine Methode auch heutzutage noch erfolgreich angewandt werden kann."
Das zeigt unser US-Spielchen. f.h. kauft fast ausschliesslich derartige Shares, ich auch. Vielleicht mach ich ein Endlosspielchen draus bis zur ersten Million. Dann hätte einer von uns aus 40000 Euro eine Million gemacht. Der darf sich dann Darvas nennen.
Jetzt muss ich mich um die Family kümmern, sind schon bisschen sauer.
Und mein Kursziel für NETC rückt näher, heute bereits auf 1,60 hochgelaufen unter steigenden Umsätzen. NETC hatte am 06.08. ein wirklich gutes Quartal gemeldet und hat mit Virtua den bedeutesten Breitbandzugang in Brasilien.
NII Holdings Announces Strong Performance for the Third Quarter of 2003 - Subscriber additions of 58,800; 1.39 million total subscribers - Consolidated third quarter revenues of $246 million - Operating income before depreciation and amortization of
RESTON, Va., Oct 29, 2003 /PRNewswire-FirstCall via COMTEX/ -- NII Holdings, Inc. (Nasdaq: NIHD) today announced its consolidated financial results for the third quarter of 2003, including consolidated net income of $38 million, or $1.81 per basic share, compared to a net loss of $36 million in the third quarter of 2002. Consolidated operating revenues were $246 million, a 31% increase over the same period last year. The Company also reported consolidated operating income before depreciation and amortization of $66 million during the third quarter, a 66% increase from the third quarter of 2002, and consolidated operating income of $43 million, a 119% increase from the third quarter of 2002. As of September 30, 2003, NII Holdings reported approximately 1.39 million subscribers and consolidated cash balances of $410 million.
"We are continuing to execute our profitable growth strategy resulting in solid results for the quarter," said Steve Shindler, NII Holdings' Chairman and CEO. "We successfully launched service in Baja California, which includes cross-border Direct Connect(R) capability between the U.S. and select regions in Mexico. We continued to add high quality subscribers to our network across our markets and posted operating income before depreciation and amortization of $66 million."
"As we look forward to the balance of 2003, we are maintaining our full year guidance at $240 million in operating income before depreciation and amortization due to the expected impact related to the recent depreciation of the Mexican peso, the increased emphasis we're placing on growing our base of high quality post-paid subscribers, and the increased investment we plan to make in the fourth quarter in proven customer retention programs, including beginning to populate our subscriber base with higher capacity 6:1 vocoder handsets. We believe these investments will strengthen our customer base and lead to further reductions in our churn rate as we move into 2004," Shindler added. "Additionally, given our recent accelerated profitable subscriber growth, there is a strong possibility that we will exceed our guidance of 180,000 net subscriber additions for the year."
NII Holdings' average monthly revenue per subscriber (ARPU) was approximately $55 for the third quarter compared to $48 in the same period last year. The Company also announced its seventh consecutive quarter of churn reduction, reporting average consolidated churn of 2.4% in the third quarter down from 2.5% in the second quarter of 2003.
Nextel Mexico, NII's largest subsidiary, reported $56 million in third quarter 2003 operating income before depreciation and amortization and $37 million of operating income. These amounts represent significant improvements over third quarter 2002 operating income before depreciation and amortization of $33 million and operating income of $19 million. In addition, Nextel Mexico reported about 35,200 net subscriber additions during the third quarter of 2003, increasing its total subscriber base to about 615,900 handsets as of September 30, 2003. Each of NII's operating companies in Brazil, Argentina and Peru also reported positive operating income before depreciation and amortization and were profitable during the third quarter of 2003.
During the third quarter of 2003, NII raised about $288 million in net proceeds through the sale of 2 million common shares and $180 million principal amount of 3.5% convertible notes due 2033. The Company used the proceeds to repay $203 million principal amount of its long-term credit facilities plus $6 million of accrued interest at a cost of $186 million.
The Company closed on several communication tower sale-leasebacks in Mexico and Brazil in the third quarter of 2003 under its previously announced agreement with American Tower Corporation, raising $22 million in local currency-based proceeds. These transactions are classified as long-term debt on the Company's balance sheet. The Company's total long-term debt as of September 30, 2003 was $514 million, including $87 million in tower financing obligations.
"During the quarter we successfully completed concurrent offerings of convertible debt and equity," said Byron Siliezar, NII's Vice President and Chief Financial Officer. "As a result of this transaction, we reduced our net debt from $201 million at the beginning of the year to $104 million, reduced our cost of borrowing and reduced our exposure to foreign exchange risk by repaying, at a discount, a U.S. dollar debt obligation held by our Brazilian operating company. We also strengthened our liquidity position to $410 million in available cash balances. Operationally, the Company continued to deliver solid performance in its markets, including strong growth in revenues as well as operating income before depreciation and amortization. All of our operating companies were profitable for the first nine months of 2003."
Consolidated capital expenditures, including capitalized interest, were $39 million during the third quarter of 2003.
In addition to the results prepared in accordance with accounting principles generally accepted in the United States (GAAP) provided throughout this press release, NII has presented consolidated operating income before depreciation and amortization, ARPU and cost per gross add (CPGA), which are non-GAAP financial measures and should be considered in addition to, but not as substitutes for, the information prepared in accordance with GAAP. Reconciliations from GAAP results to these non-GAAP financial measures are provided in the notes to the attached financial table. To view these and other reconciliations of non-GAAP financial measures that the Company uses and information about how to access the conference call discussing NII's third quarter results, visit the investor relations link at http://www.nii.com.
About NII Holdings, Inc.
NII Holdings, Inc., a publicly held company based in Reston, Va., is a leading provider of mobile communications for business customers in Latin America. NII Holdings, Inc. has operations in Argentina, Brazil, Mexico and Peru, offering a fully integrated wireless communications tool with digital cellular service, text/numeric paging, wireless Internet access and Nextel Direct Connect(R), a digital two-way radio feature. NII Holdings, Inc. trades on the NASDAQ market under the symbol NIHD. Visit the Company's website at http://www.nii.com.
Nextel, the Nextel logo, Nextel Online, Nextel Business Networks and Nextel Direct Connect are trademarks and/or service marks of Nextel Communications, Inc.
"Safe Harbor" Statement under the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. A number of the matters and subject areas discussed in this press release that are not historical or current facts deal with potential future circumstances and developments. The discussion of such matters and subject areas is qualified by the inherent risks and uncertainties surrounding future expectations generally, and also may materially differ from NII Holdings' actual future experience involving any one or more of such matters and subject areas. NII Holdings has attempted to identify, in context, certain of the factors that it currently believes may cause actual future experience and results to differ from NII Holdings' current expectations regarding the relevant matter or subject area. Such risks and uncertainties include the economic conditions in our targeted markets, performance of our technologies, timely development and delivery of new technologies, competitive conditions, market acceptance of our services, access to sufficient capital to meet operating and financing needs and those that are described from time to time in NII Holdings' Annual Report on Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended December 31, 2002 and other reports filed from time to time with the Securities and Exchange Commission. This press release speaks only as of its date, and NII Holdings disclaims any duty to update the information herein.
Und falls der Ca. Gouverner dies liest, ich habe sieben lange Wochen auf den Ausbruch von NETC warten müssen, mein Kaufkurs ist 1,20, ging dann runter bis 1,05, aber das Warten hat sich gelohnt. If you are convinced, you can wait, hab ich bei Yahoo ins Diskussions-Board zu NETC vor 10 Wochen geschrieben. Manchmal diskutiere ich mit den amerikanischen Freaks auf Yahoo, das ist mal ne nette Abwechselung, da wird heftig um die Shares gerungen die mich interessieren, aber in Deutschland nur ne Handvoll.
Ich verfolge Deine Empfehlungen, und habe eine Menge gelernt. Es wird nun ´mal viel gezockt. Außerdem haben viele kein US-Depot. Und wieviele Deine Aktien beobachten weißt Du ja nicht. Ich denke, daß ich nicht die einzige bin, die von Dir lernt. Also : Mache bitte weiter. Du hast mich auf Aktien aufmerksam gemacht, die ich sonst nie entdeckt hätte. Dankeschön. Hexe