What is going to happen to MCI?
In an article, MCI spurns Qwest again, stated that Qwest has put in a bid for MCI for 8 billion dollars. MCI, however, has been keeping close ties with Verizon and has thought about settling with the company for 6.7 billion dollars. A lot of short-term investors are upset about the idea to settle for less, but MCI has done its homework. Qwest has 17 billion dollars in debt and 7.5 billion in annual revenue. The company hasn’t shown any financial strength. Verizon on the other hand is one of the largest telecommunications companies. I can’t even believe that MCI is going out. Over the years they haven’t been doing well, but this is a company that has been around ever since I was born. It will be interesting to see what will happen to whatever company purchases MCI. Verizon is huge but they also have competitors like Cingular who merged with AT&T. One of MCI old competitors.
Posted by Marie at 2/28/2005 03:59:00 PM