mww is a cigar butt style stock for me.
Cigar butt style investing was pioneered by Benjamin Graham who was the teacher to Warren Buffet.
cigar-butt is made because the company in question usually has "one puff of smoke left"
I can make profit in monster with low risk than fighting with momentum traders in linkedin.
But as your Name implies, Fool. You have been wrong in your assessments pretty much at every point in any discussion that has been had on this board. For at least 3 years, as the stock has been driven into the ground, SPG, myself and others have continued to say the same thing repeatedly. Which is the following: the management team and monster does not know what to do, and they should be shown the door. They have invested poorly, which is by the way my point on Social Media, FOOL, as well as the businesses they have invested in since 2007. Where is the value FOOLED! Where is the future value coming from FOOLED? Not from listening to anything you have suggested.
It would be nice if you would get your head predominantly out of your FOOL, and stop positioning this as a long term play, until Monster makes the changes that are required to make it a competitive business. Again, $1 up and a $1 is where they will be until changes are made, and anything suggesting otherwise is just FOOLISH.
If monster had a social strategy it would be selling at $50 not $5.
You have the skill to point out the obvious Mr. Einstein!!
Fair Enough, Sorry about that. Again, all about a lack of strategy across every platform they have, especially Social Media.
I think you should have seen my sarcastic face expression when I was writing "BeKnown" :)
What, you believe BeKnown is a Social Media Strategy? It has been around what 3 years now, and has 169K likes. That is some powerful entry into social media, oh and on Facebook. As a strategy, again the marketing and product teams at Monster do not know what to do around social media. They think allowing people to search jobs on Monster via Facebook is a Value Add. Please.
Again, what is the strategy? Has anyone at Monster described what they want to accomplish other than we have an app that no one is using.
big difference when mww gets p/s=1 then it is fairly valued at about $8 per share.
The only thing that makes sense is Sal is rapidly spending the $80M he got from the Koreans. He can keep it this way for another Month at current rates.
But without the $80M sale we will still be below $800M in revenue for the year - decline of 10%+ YoY (more in EU and less in the US) with no plan, no future, just the hope that eventually someone will buy this thing and put them out of their misery.......
With the short interest moving down this thing should be way higher if there was any real interest - I wouldn't be surprised if Black Rock and others get out after making a buck or two per share with Sal buying it yet again.
The last time we were at $800M in revenue was 2004 - Sal has now wasted a decade.
It is still negative but the short squeeze ranking is somewhat better at higher than minus 300 for the first time since I have been tracking it. If the offer is enhanced or rather amplified then this could prove difficult. If the family are prepared to realise some cash then we could see this move. If a mix of shares and cash then maybe the family want a solid stake and positions on the CVSL Board. It puts their 2 Market Caps at about the same at the BTH offer price so will give BTH family around 25% of the stock if it is a swap deal.
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But Monster is still purchasing? Wasting cash and just propping up the stock price. The value does not change, the stock price is just stabilized. Think where it would be had they not purchased the stock.
If they actually had a strategy, they could have used that cash to actually build the business instead of paying bonuses to the management team as part of their MBO's and propping up the stock price.
Common, do you really believe this management team has done anything that has added value to shareholders since Sal took over. Even now, take away that it has gone from $50 to $4 during his tenure. Take the past 2 years, what has any of the management done to add value. Layoffs, sell off non-performing resources, products and services are stale. What have they done?
Actually I disagree,dhx was doing was bad investment when it was buying its own stock.
Good Luck! We will see.
You know they will use the money to purchase more stock or make another bad investment in some company they believe that is leading the way. Consistent History.
They will not invest in technology or new products and services. Again, what changes even if they sell it.
Again, good luck.