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iRobot Corporation Message Board

  • moneymeyka moneymeyka Feb 7, 2014 10:59 AM Flag

    iRobot will be acquired by Google

    Take a look at the types of companies that were acquired by Google in the past 6 months. From Boston Dynamics to Nest. All have to do something with robotics, software, sensors, home.
    Well IRBT does all of that now and the logical step would be acquisition of this company. They paid $3BIL for Nest that has a fraction of revenues of IRBT and IRBT has 1/3 valuation of Nest.

    I'm thinking $110 per share.

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    • What you suggest is certainly possible... but I'm guessing it's not going to happen. Boston Dynamics was the jewel out there and had a significant science (ip) base. If google is looking to have robot drivers deliver packages from robot vehicles this is the company they want. iRobot is good at finding a niche where they can easily make a profitable product with relatively low levels of technology. From a "business tomorrow" point of view this is MUCH better than Boston Dynamics. But if you have your sights set on something else... iRobot could actually be a distraction and virtually worthless. It all depends on what the Google corporate strategy is for robotics. They haven't shown their hand just yet! We'll all have to wait and see.

    • lucindaterry Feb 7, 2014 11:09 AM Flag

      You forget the key element of individual genius, don't you? This is a brilliant company, but while it is overpriced in terms of p/e ratio it is in no danger of being taken over. Moreover a takeover would probably mean that the man with all the good ideas in charge would not wish to remain to take orders, and thereby you kill the golden goose that lays all the eggs, don't you?

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