BWS starts GTT Communications with Sell rating, $5 price target
BWS Financial analyst Hamed Khorsand initiated coverage of GTT Communications with a Sell rating and $5 price target. The stock in morning trading is down 5.5%, or $2.23, to $38.18. GTT "has been rolling up Internet backbone companies in an effort to enhance its scale and presence in the industry, but it has come at a cost they can no longer afford," Khorsand tells investors in a research note. The analyst points out that GTT over 11 years has completed over 30 acquisitions. The company now has $3.2B in debt and has yet to report quarter where cash flow from operations would be able to cover capex, interest expense, and enough to make a principal debt payment, according to Khorsand. He believes the company's debt balance "could leave little value for the equity"