Took a history lesson recently... Astea came to the stock market at 15 a share, but that is 75 a share after the split. Was once worth 3-400 million in 1996, now about 9 or 10 depending on the day. Ask me, the opportunity is still there, no-one else is really doing all they do or "could do". couldn''t Zack allow someone else to try?
I think it's more than aggressiveness. The problem is that they do not have "mass". They may be able to operate in their own little sandbox, but they are going to have difficulty growing and competing in the current environment.
My guess is that the best they can do at this juncture is to look for a bigger/stronger player to buy them. We all know the pricing is currently extremely cheap. At $10 million with price/sales below 0.5, someone could come along and pay $20 million and get the whole thing debt free. Yes, Zack would need to be paid off in some form - give him a one year $5 million consulting contract after buyout - overall it's still cheap, and a heftier parent company could grow it more easily.