Wobbles ahead for TalkTalk's fine balancing act | Feb 2019

Sectors: 
Telecoms
Companies: 
TalkTalk

TalkTalk is delivering on its subscriber and revenue growth targets but is straining to get there. Price rises such as a £4 ‘TV access fee’ look increasingly risky

Whilst migrating to discounted high-speed helps to deliver top-line growth, margins are c. 40% lower; an unwelcome dent to already negative cashflow and stressed leverage

Both TalkTalk’s focus on revenue growth in a tight market and fibre rollout plans look increasingly unaffordable; a more modest ambition of stable revenues might allow a healthier business model to unfold
 

Access Wobbles ahead for TalkTalk's fine balancing act