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PostPosted: Mon Jul 30, 2007 1:57 pm    Post subject: How long until Vonage is bought out? Reply with quote Back to top

Found at: http://www.247wallst.com/2007/07/vonage-new-all-.html

"...marketing expenses were 46% of revenue at $91 million, with average marketing costs per gross subscriber line running $273 (down from $306 the prior quarter). Its marketing budget for 2007 was noted as $310 million. Vonage also ended last quarter with $410 million in cash and equivalents (before the $66 million surety bond ruling and 5.5% royalty revenue ruling)."

WOW.... $24.95 x 12 months = $299.40.

If the marketing cost is $273 for each new subscriber, they don't break even until the 12th month. That doesn't take into account the actual $Cost of providing the service for the first 11 months..... which means they can't fully break even on any new account until well into the 2nd year of service at the earliest.

And with Voip churn rates, market and subscriber jitters over the Verizon and Sprint lawsuits, losses due to customer confusion and dissatisfaction of deteriorating customer service, this ship isn't looking too watertight these days. Every time I look at the stock ticker on the forum page, it's always showing
a few cents.

Wouldn't surprise me if Vonage sold out to a larger telco at some point. Their customer base is large enough that someone would surely want to absorb it.
 


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PostPosted: Mon Jul 30, 2007 2:58 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote Back to top

I'll say bankruptcy or sellout by year's end.

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PostPosted: Mon Jul 30, 2007 3:20 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote Back to top

I don't know the actual cost of providing a line, but for fun let's assume it's $7.00. Simple math shows us:

WIth a $7 per-line hard cost, breakeven is 15.2 months.

With a $10 per-line hard cost, breakeven is 18.3 months.

With a $12 per-line hard cost, breakeven is 21 months.

This is an over-simplification, of course, but it does give us a very basic clue into whether this ship is going to sink or float unless things change dramatically.
 
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