Exactly dddjzzz. That's all I'd like to see. I don't see the "fire" on him. It's all purely based on a roadmap, which is needed but no replacement for passion and enthusiasm about innovation and execution. No time to relax now. However, is that the best anyone could've done so far? Companies like TSLA or AAPL or even NKE don't make wealth by meeting a slow-paced roadmap. They shoot to exceed and by far, in ways the whole market turns their heads to see what's going on. I want to see NOK break through those wildest expectations because they already have what they need. I hope Elop wakes up and takes a passion pill and make the dreams come though
If I were Elop, I would be able to see the execution of the plan developed by me and my team from the inside. I would be excited and if I held some options, I would feel really excited.
Sentiment: Strong Buy
If one considers today's Nokia growth environment verse the Summer of 2012 "bankruptcy" and $1.67 share price, one has the answer. NSN is turned around for 3 Q's now, the higher priority because of Siemens. Devices is next.
PS- NSN was guided for Q2 at 5% +/- 4%. This is the first time NSN was guided defacto profits in the Q since... since... since inception.
Good points thermonuke. Looking at things in perspective, it is better this year. Nonetheless, if I was Elop, I think I'd be feeling a little more pressure than last year mainly due to "improved" shareholder expectations. Last year the average NOK holder knew they were putting a lot of vision in their position. Now, the street expects Elop/NOK to be in the black by Q3. So moving forward execution must meet or exceed those expectations. Supply chain issues need to be fixed this Q. Market visibility needs to start happening by Q3 -- let's get a small but visible market share by years end, say 8%?. If that's not pressure, then I'm not sure what is