Is it for worth it to waste a year of time and energy and wasteful government dollars to fight the anti-trust lawsuits? Wouldn't it be more productive to encourage the company to simply do a spin-out, buyout or IPO and test the markets to see what the company is truly worth? We think the company has just started to gain momentum and could be a tremendousness investment opportunity for a private equity company or investor who wants to spin-out the company and take it public. The company is doing all of the right things for consumers and by disrupting the incumbents Verizon and AT&T who control 66% of the market. An IPO could give this industry disruption more runway and likely be a tremendous contrarian investment opportunity for some large investors.
If T-Mobile was a stand alone publically traded company it would have roughly have a $16.8 billion market capitalization with a PE ratio of 12.4 as the average. It would also be one of the largest IPOs of 2011. See the sorted list of market caps for AT&T, Verizon, Sprint, Deutsche Telekom, Sprint and Qwest.