Sprint (S) Kills Dividend

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Sprint (NYSE: S) announced consolidated net operating revenues in the quarter were $9.8 billion, compared to $10.4 billion in the fourth quarter of 2006. The net loss for the quarter was $29.5 billion or $10.36 diluted loss per share compared to net income of $261 million or 9 cents diluted earnings per share in the fourth quarter a year ago

As previously reported, wireless subscribers declined 108,000 in the fourth quarter

Sprint Nextel is currently assessing a reorganization of its business model, associated sales, distribution and marketing plans, and its financial outlook. The company expects to provide an update when these plans are finalized. In the first quarter of 2008, Sprint Nextel currently expects to report a sequential increase in post-paid churn and a decline in Wireless post-paid subscribers of approximately 1.2 million customers, which is unlikely to improve in the second quarter.

Sprint’s new CEO said "in light of current capital market conditions, we are taking steps to increase our financial flexibility and mitigate refinancing risk by borrowing funds from a revolving credit facility and discontinuing declaring a dividend for the foreseeable future."

Douglas A. McIntyre