Typically, the CEO and board like to take a larger than necessary charge against an asset. This basically clears forward projections of most potential clutter. Later there is the possibility that the charged down assets will make a higher than projected return on asset and enhance profitability. The fact the quarterly EPS without the charge was $1.11 speaks for itself. This stock should have EPS of $4.50#$%$00 over the next fiscal year---making this a $50 stock that pays a dividend.