Liz market cap = 772 million. The have about another $750 million in debt. Oh and they've been selling off brands, closing stores, and losing money for many quarters during this recession.
If there is an offer as reported valued at $14 per share for Asian assets, and have $1.70 per share in cash, that takes us to $15.70.
At 16.20, that values Yahoo and any appreciation of its 15% stake of Alibaba prior to an IPO at 50 cents a share, or about $620 million. The fourth most popular web site in the world is worth less than Liz Claiborne.
Not surprising while the likes of Cramer bark sell on CNBC this morning, but still ridiculous. Even if the offer reported in the WSJ and NYT was just a rumor, these Asian assets + cash have had a similar valuation to the offer for some time.
Seriously, if Cramer talked about the dollar value of the yahoo core and cash after an Asian asset sale in his sell analysis this morning, he might have credibility, although it would be hard for him to yell "sell" if he did a fair analysis.
This is a great example of Cramer's total lack of credibility.