UPDATE: Citigroup Downgrades NII Holdings to Sell on Structural Challenges
Citigroup downgraded NII Holdings (NASDAQ: NIHD) from Neutral to Sell and reduced its price target from $7.50 to $5.
Citigroup commented, "We are downgrading NIHD shares to Sell/High Risk (3H) from Neutral/High Risk (2H), and cutting our 12M target price to $5.00 from $7.50. First, the move to 3G push-to-talk (PPT) services from pure PTT will continue to face challenges in 2013. Second, our 2012-14 EBITDA estimates are 9%, 18%, and 21% below consensus (Bloomberg, November 7th ). Last, valuation looks unattractive at 4.3x and 5.7x EV/EBITDA 2012E-13E in light of the worrisome 3.9x net debt to EBITDA in Q412E."
NII Holdings closed at $6.48 on Thursday.
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