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    Earnings call won't meet expectations-----

    by gnjezic Jul 24, 2014 11:29 AM

    How a small Utah company disrupted the mobile screen protector industry
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    July 22, 2014 5:01 pm • Clint Betts The Startup Report

    “We were pitching them on just our regular packaged product, and I brought my laptop and our machine that cuts screen protectors,” Bacigalupi recalled. “In that meeting, I explained this technology that allows us to make screen protectors on demand and they got really excited. They asked if it was possible to put our machines in their stores, and, of course, I said yes.”

    What sets ClearPlex apart from its competition is the technology the company has developed, both in terms of hardware and software, that allows them to create a high-quality screen protector for any type of phone in a matter of seconds. That’s a powerful value proposition for retail stores like Best Buy. It allows them to free-up shelf space, eliminate inventory, and always have screen protectors in stock for every single phone on the market.

    “We thought, there’s got to be a way for a small company like us to disrupt this dated model,” Bacigalupi said. “We’ve had technology in our office for a long time that can make screen protectors on demand. So, we thought, how can we bring that technology to every store? That’s how we came up with this plan.”

    The company recently signed an exclusive deal, placing its ProtectionPro hardware in more than 280 Best Buy stores in Canada. ClearPlex is experiencing such rapid growth, the company is actively hiring graphic designers, marketers, and management-level employees just to keep up with demand.

    “We want to fill the market with this product,” Bacigalupi said. “The next phase is back to automotive. The software and hardware is built to do the same thing.”

    Clint Betts is the founder and editor in chief of Beehive Startups. Follow Clint on Twitter via @ClintBetts. Beehive Startups is an independent online publication committed to covering Utah's startup and tech ecosystem. Learn more at BeehiveStartups.com.

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    ZAGG just lost Best Buy

    by craaaamer 22 hours ago

    How a small Utah company disrupted the mobile screen protector industry
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    July 22, 2014 5:01 pm • Clint Betts The Startup Report
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    While working as a salesman for ClearPlex, Utah entrepreneur Brad Bacigalupi saw an opportunity to use the patented protection film the Draper-based company had developed for automobile windshields on mobile devices.

    “I had seen all of these companies popping up making screen protectors and I thought this material needs to be on phones,” Bacigalupi said. “It feels like glass. A lot of our competitors’ stuff is really sticky. People hate it. It will prevent your phone from being broken, but that’s about it. So, we started using this windshield film on phones and people were loving it.”

    ClearPlex has found a lot of success in selling its protection film to the automotive industry, but it’s always a challenge for a company to start marketing their product to a different vertical market. In fact, Bacigalupi started selling mobile screen protectors by founding his own small startup and buying the protective film directly from ClearPlex. But that arrangement didn’t last long.
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    “I came to the realization that they had an awesome network in consumer electronics, much bigger than mine, and finally I said let’s partner up,” Bacigalupi said. “Basically, I sold my little company to them and became a contractor for them.”

    When ClearPlex decided to enter the mobile screen protector market four years ago, the company began with what Bacigalupi described as a “major disadvantage.” A number of companies had already been selling screen protectors for quite some time, which had allowed them to accumulate a large share of the market.

    In order to make any type of meaningful headway, the Utah company knew they would have to find some way to differentiate themselves from the competition. The opportunity to do just that arose during a meeting with Best Buy two years ago.

  • Reply to

    ZAGG just lost Best Buy

    by craaaamer 22 hours ago

    Then provide the search terms we can put into Google to access the credible source. Or name the site with the article.

    Thanks

  • It won't let me post a link but they just lost 280 stores to another company in Canada called Clearplex.

  • Reply to

    Earnings call won't meet expectations-----

    by gnjezic Jul 24, 2014 11:29 AM

    They just lost Best Buy Canada - way lower.

  • Stock will drop to $4.30 on that day

  • im not a logitech investor right now, but i wish i had been today. my concern with zagg is that long term, they are competing against a superior company in many areas. logitech will move even further into the mobile phone accessory business and dominate that business, just like they do with their current lines. short term maybe zagg has a few quarters of improving profits, but long term how do you compete when your main product line (shields) is becoming obsolete and you have a well-managed, bigger competitor? zagg needs some real creative new product to ignite sales.

  • before earnings rises to record high 0.95
    with PE=15
    ZAGG=14

  • Reply to

    Get out NOW-----

    by gnjezic Jul 8, 2014 1:02 PM

    Good for me. I sold some Aug $5.00 CALLS.

    Sentiment: Hold

  • Reply to

    Get out NOW-----

    by gnjezic Jul 8, 2014 1:02 PM

    Nothing changes on the ZAGG board. Same comments, different aliases. One thing is for certain - it's hard to own a stock that is constantly manipulated by people with deeper pockets than you have. Who knows where they will take it?

  • Reply to

    Get out NOW-----

    by gnjezic Jul 8, 2014 1:02 PM

    Oh --not to worry---my prediction was $4.50 by the middle of August.......

  • leaked video showing sapphire screen being nearly scratch proof and indestructible. i can't imagine there will be very many shields sold to iPhone customers, which could plunge shield sales even further. zagg really needs to diversify, i am interested to see what they come out with in the next months. i do like what is happening with hzo right now, but zagg only has a 20% stake and no ability to control the future of whether that is successful. i am surprised a major cellphone company has not come out with a waterproof phone. in my mind, the downside from shield sales falling is more certain than the upside from hzo or new products, but i am not certain enough to sell it short - yet.

  • Reply to

    ZAGG's steak in HZO...

    by firebirdsfly Jul 7, 2014 6:47 AM

    This probably helped push it up as well:

    HzO, Inc. Enlists Tsuen Lee as Application Partner

    Jan 8 14

    HzO, Inc. has gained a new applications partner in China through a recent agreement with Tsuen Lee. Tsuen Lee partners with leaders of the toy and consumer electronics industries along with major research institutions in Hong Kong, Shenzhen and Macau. This February, Tsuen Lee will install its first high volume coating application machine for HzO's proprietary WaterBlock technology. The new partnership with Tsuen Lee builds on HzO's growing presence in China.

    Goal Zero Adds HzO, Inc.'s WaterBlock(TM) Technology to its Portable Power Systems

    Jan 8 14

    HzO, Inc. is working with Goal Zero to add its proprietary WaterBlock(TM) technology to Goal Zero's portable power systems

    HzO Opens Executive Office in Japan

    Jan 6 14

    HzO, Inc. has expanded its international operations to include an executive office in Japan. Located in Yokohama at the south of Tokyo, the office will provide a gateway to future and existing business partnerships in one of Japan's technology centers.

    As of November 5, 2010, HzO, Inc. operates as a subsidiary of ZAGG Inc.

  • Reply to

    Today's drop

    by squashthehedgies Jul 8, 2014 5:02 PM

    Yeah you are so right since they did the buyback like a month ago genius. The company makes no sense though it rises on no news then drops on great news. Freaking bi-polar stock its a joke.

    Sentiment: Strong Buy

  • Reply to

    Time for the fall

    by eis89celh Jul 2, 2014 7:27 PM

    good call. congrats. probably more downside as the market realizes it was simply hales pumping before the shareholder meeting.

  • Reply to

    Today's drop

    by squashthehedgies Jul 8, 2014 5:02 PM

    same as last year. the company uses buyback program to buy stock right before the annual meeting, just to pacify shareholders and keep hales in his cush job.

  • Reply to

    Get out NOW-----

    by gnjezic Jul 8, 2014 1:02 PM

    your call is a couple days late. could have made some money selling 4 days ago.

  • did they do it again? last year the stock price rose right before the shareholder meeting and now it happens again. coincidence? i think not. wish i had realize that was happening earlier. could have made some money in put options. what kind of crummy management pulls this type of stunt?

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