Avanti shares crashdive after revenues warning before recovering slightly

by | Jul 12, 2013 | Seradata News | 0 comments

Avanti Commnications, the London-based firm which offers Ka-band broadband communicaions coverage across the Mediterranean, Africa and the Middle East using its Hylas 1 and Hylas 2 communcations satellites, suffered a share-price drop of 40% ending up at 145p by the close on 10 July after the firm revealed that it would not make its revenue targets.  The following day, when it became known that Avanti’s CEO David Williams was buying his own firm’s shares, Avanti’s stock price rose 14%.

Comment by David Todd: While the mediterranean region has had more than its fair share of economic problems which would hinder revenue growth for satellite services, there are other factors.  Avanti noted that part of the reason why its revenues were growing slower than expected was because of delays in the completion of some expected contracts from Africa.

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