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RPM International Inc. Message Board

  • the_millionaire_next_door the_millionaire_next_door Sep 10, 2003 2:08 PM Flag

    effect of charge on last qtr statement

    Ripples to other areas:

    See : http://moneycentral.msn.com/investor/srs/srsmain.asp?Symbol=rpm

    Rated as a "3" out of ten. Read the reasons and you will realize they are bunk because of the skewed earnings last quarter.

    Correct me if I'm wrong.

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    • Do I see they had it at a "9" three months ago? Price was only a buck or so lower then. I don't think this does much for their crdibility. I think they are relying on some mechanical formula without the requisite thought necessary for a complete picture.

    • Oh! I forgot to say one important thing:

      Don't beleive the analysts. In fact, a study at my University showed that if you buy a stock when it is downgraded instead of upgraded, statistically, you will make 2 times the money.

      And by the way, those same analysts screwed you the last 2-3 years and got away with it. Why the heck are you still listening to them? hehe

    • It is interesting that you are bringing this to us. Thank you. It can be a valid point but I would like to add a couple small things:

      1 - RPM pays us a very good dividende while we wait the price goes up.
      2 - RPM posted sales growth in the lasts quarters. At least the sales slow significantly, the dividend is not menaced at all.
      3 - RPM is making profits and has a nice positive cash flow.
      4 - RPM is undervalued because of the Asbestos litigations. Remove these litigations and it should be more alligned with the S&P 500 P/E. (See MO for the same type of issues with tobacco.)
      5 - Because RPM does not really have a huge price fluctuation, it can't be considered has a speculative investment (meaning where you surf the price wave) but it must be considered as an investment (meaning cashing the dividends and expecting slow stock price appreciation). In fact, RPM is a grand'pa stock...hehe
      6 - Because of the point 5, RPM is a great stock to write covered calls and puts to get some more money in a pretty safe way.

      All of this makes a situation with low risks on the short-term and very low risk on the long-term.

      Thank you
      Disclaimer: long on RPM (bought at $10), sold covered calls at $15 and puts at $12.50. I am looking seriously to augment my position in RPM because my techs stock begin to scare me at the price they are today.

      • 1 Reply to kestak2000
      • This is from Kestak2000. He knows his stuff and I hope to learn how to think like this.


        1 - RPM pays us a very good dividende while we wait the price goes up.
        2 - RPM posted sales growth in the lasts quarters. At least the sales slow significantly, the dividend is not menaced at all.
        3 - RPM is making profits and has a nice positive cash flow.
        4 - RPM is undervalued because of the Asbestos litigations. Remove these litigations and it should be more alligned with the S&P 500 P/E. (See MO for the same type of issues with tobacco.)
        5 - Because RPM does not really have a huge price fluctuation, it can't be considered has a speculative investment (meaning where you surf the price wave) but it must be considered as an investment (meaning cashing the dividends and expecting slow stock price appreciation). In fact, RPM is a grand'pa stock...hehe
        6 - Because of the point 5, RPM is a great stock to write covered calls and puts to get some more money in a pretty safe way.

        All of this makes a situation with low risks on the short-term and very low risk on the long-term.

        Thank you
        Disclaimer: long on RPM (bought at $10), sold covered calls at $15 and puts at $12.50. I am looking seriously to augment my position in RPM because my techs stock begin to scare me at the price they are today.

 
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