Once again, GFacts showing he doesn't know how to read:
I said: the loss of revenues is not a metric associated with "solid" companies.
G-Loser said: Then how do you explain airhead, how Microsoft didn't earn a nickel for 5 years after their IPO in '84 and then went on to be one of the most successful corporations of all time and is only now paying out substantial dividend.
G-Loser doesn't understand the difference between "revenues" and "earnings" and probably most other financial concepts.
During MSFT great run, their revenues increased at exponential rates. They grew both revenues and earnings as scale kicked in. I challenge you, but you won't take the challenge because all you can do is name call and cut and paste posts, to post the revenues and earnings of any company you want whose stock price has a record of increasing.
My comment on dividends relates directly to the recent experience with dry bulk shippers (pick one of EGLE, OCNF, many others), banks and even some equity REITs (e.g. FR), all of which had "good" dividends until they didn't. In fact, one analyst once wrote that when a company doesn't continue to increase its dividend, it could be a sign that things are about to change. Again, not a prediction, but just a caution.
mark, The dividend debate is always an interesting one. As far as a dividend being a sign of financial health, there are many examples of companies who maintain or even raise dividends even when their performance has made a wrong turn. SFL shareholders are already receiving a high and robust dividend and they can put profits to use in other ways to return value to shareholders.
..."G-Loser doesn't understand the difference between "revenues" and "earnings" and probably most other financial concepts."....
My, my look whose calling the kettle black Yuk Yuk Microsoft lost money until the computer demand caught on 5 years after the IPO.
....."My comment on dividends relates directly to the recent experience with dry bulk shippers (pick one of EGLE, OCNF, many others), banks and even some equity REITs"...
Hey, airhead, we're talking the tanker shipping industry here and you're falling into your same old stupid routine of comparing apples with oranges again. What the hell have REITS got to do with Tankers?? Yuk Yuk Stop your silly dialogue until you understand the FACTS and know what your talking about. You're making an utter fool of yourself.