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Guadeloupe Industry Coverage (2)
BMI View: Digicel's IPO plans bode well for the future of the Caribbean regional telecommunications market as additional funds raised in the initial stock offering will allow investment into next-generational networks and help expand the market further. However, it also demonstrates the saturated nature of the telecoms industry in the Caribbean, with revenue and subscriber growth flattening. A key downside risk is the company's exposure to weak consumer spending trends in its core markets, an issue that could undermine investor confidence further down the line. Haiti and Cuba represent the largest organic growth opportunities in the region, as both are significantly underdeveloped compared to their peers. However, the risks associated with business in these two markets mean that a mobile subscription boom is far from likely.
BMI View: The ongoing economic uptick in the US will translate into rising departures to the Caribbean in 2015, with St Lucia, St Eustatius, the Cayman Islands and Cuba set to perform particularly well. We see particular opportunities in Cuba, with the US-Cuba diplomatic rapprochement boosting prospects for a relaxation of the bilateral tourist regime.
The Caribbean is a popular tourist market, attracting high numbers of visitors from North America and Europe. Its many beaches and islands have encouraged the development of a high-end, resort-led accommodation sector, with very few budget alternatives on offer. For this reason, the Caribbean is a relatively expensive destination and can be vulnerable to economic fluctuations in its major source markets. In addition, transport infrastructure is lagging behind hotel infrastructure, although we note that there are several major airport expansion projects under way....