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10 BRIC Stocks for 2012: SOHU on Top

Stocks in this article: BRFSTTMNTESVIVTSUMBTVITERJBIDUSOHU

5. Mobile Tele Systems (MTS) (MBT) is a Russia-based telecommunication provider offering mobile and fixed voice, broadband, pay TV as well as content and entertainment services. Including its subsidiaries, the company services more than 100 million mobile subscribers. MBT has been awarded GSM licenses in Russia, Ukraine, Uzbekistan, Turkmenistan, Armenia and Belarus, a region that boasts a total population of more than 230 million.

Of the 21 analysts covering the stock, 71% recommend it as a buy and 29% it rate a hold. Analysts' average 12-month price target for the stock is $21.07, about 45.1% higher than the current price, according to a Bloomberg consensus.

For the 2011 third quarter, MBT reported revenue of $3.27 billion, growing 12.5% from $2.91 billion in the same quarter the previous year. Net profit stood at $361.8 million for the quarter and diluted EPS was 18 cents at the end of the quarter.

The ARPU of MTS reached $9.06 in the third quarter of 2011, increasing 6.84% from $8.48 in same quarter of 2010. The MOU also grew 11.5% to 272 in the third quarter vs. 244 in the third quarter of 2010.

MTS and Samsung jointly announced the launch of Samsung Smart TV sets and Blu-ray players with built-in access to multimedia entertainment portal Omlet.ru, which is an interactive store with a great selection of legal video content from MTS.

Recently, MTS' subsidiaries completed the acquisition of a 100% stake in CJSC Sistema-Inventure, which directly owns 29% of ordinary shares of Moscow City Telephone Network. Sistema-Inventure was acquired from JSFC Sistema.

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