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  • retiredtechie retiredtechie Feb 8, 2011 5:35 PM Flag

    RT: Take Advantage Of The Occasional SLP Dips

    As with all stocks, what goes up strongly on any given day will generally meet with shorting and profit taking. That's what happened in todays late session with OCLS. If you want to get aboard, watch for an entry point at the "meaningful" dip points. Over time and through 2011, SLP is going to be a very good one. Stability/predictability of revenue and bottom line results is a formula for investor profits and that certainly applies to SLP going forward.

    Cheers and good investing,
    Retiredtechie/RT

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    • Here it is straight off the 10K, so much cash on hand and they refuse to spend money on Marketing and Distribution! Why Walt? Thats what software companies do.

      MARKETING AND DISTRIBUTION
      We market our pharmaceutical software and consulting services through attendance and presentations at scientific meetings, exhibits at trade shows, seminars at pharmaceutical companies and government agencies, through our web pages on the Internet, and using various communication media to our compiled database of prospect and customer names. In recent months we added an independent sales representative in Europe, and we have two independent representatives in China; however, our scientific team is also the majority of our sales and marketing team, assisting our Director of Marketing and Sales with trade shows, seminars, and customer training both via Internet and on-site. We believe that this is more effective than a completely separate sales team for several reasons: (1) customers appreciate talking directly with developers who can answer a wide range of technical questions about methods and features, (2) our scientists benefit from direct customer contact by gaining an appreciation for the environment and problems of the customer, and (3) the relationships we build through scientist-to-scientist contact are stronger than through salesperson-to-scientist contacts.

    • RT thank you for your response. I hope you are right and they spend some of their cash to hire more salesmen. However, if you listen to the conference calls, Walt has been insistent on hiring only those sales people who can not only run the software but also understand enough to consult with the user. I think in a conference call 2 quarters prior Walt was asked this very question, why not more salesmen? He said something like; they were considering adding one or two but said he is very picky and doesn't want just any salesman. It certainly was a disappointment for me when he said it. Anyway, that does mean he can't change his mind. And I think its a weak excuse that they can't find individuals.

      Thank you for taking the time to respond, I appreciate it. The stock has been really frustrating to watch the past week or so.

    • Keep in mind at this stage of its life, SLP has no formal sales team. They rely on the interaction of their engineering team with their clients. Its an approach that initially worked very well, however, they have quickly out grown it. Although I've been retired for 8 years from the med-tech industry, I still have sources out there that I can rely upon for information. I call it my grapevine. According to my sources within industry circles, SLP's sales approach will change in the short term. Due to its outstanding success working with about two dozen of the largest pharmaceuticals worldwide, they have now found a need to change their sales stragegy to a more traditional approach in order to gain typical efficienies with their current customers and potential customers. Shareholders can expect SLP to become much more aggressive from that standpoint and that over the next 12 to 24 months will lead to a much higher rate of growth and subsequent upgraded valuation of its stock value. Yes, I firmly believe $10.00/share is possible within 12 to 24 months. If you want to dismiss what I believe to be true, that is your elective and I certainly wish you well with it.

      Cheers and good investing,
      Retiredtechie/RT

    • I would love to but Mr. Milde chides me every time I attempt to "teach", as he puts it, on this board. Now if Mr. Milde specifically posts he would like to receive and gives me permission to give him and all a "lesson", again as he puts it, I will be happy to reply.

    • Mr. Creed - Most of your comments on SLP seem to be about its current and past share price.

      It's hard to argue against your comments the share price was overvalued in 2007 in the $7's.

      Obviously $7 in '07 was too high. However, it's no longer selling at that lofty price.

      Would you care to make your case on why their recent financials and operating results justify a lower share price.

    • Mr. Creed - Most of your comments on SLP seem to be about its current and past share price.

      It's hard to argue against your comments the share price was overvalued in 2007 in the $7's.

      Obviously $7 in '07 was too high. However, it's no longer selling at that lofty price.

      Would you care to make your case on why their recent financials and operating results justify a lower share price.

    • BTW, a case can EASILY be made for a 1-handle here. A 1-handle means ANY price that starts with 1, e.g. $1.99 is a 1-handle. But of course you want to spin it to mean $1.00. Typical.

    • Hey Messiah,

      Another great call on the auto industry. You know anything about anything? Still bashing PRCP? Oh that's right, it appears you might own it now. LOL.

      http://messages.finance.yahoo.com/Stocks_%28A_to_Z%29/Stocks_P/threadview?m=tm&bn=14564&tid=2150&mid=2150&tof=17&frt=2

    • s57170, So you think that $1.00 is more likely than $10.00??? If you would be kind enough to explain that I would appreciate it. Thanks.

      http://messages.finance.yahoo.com/Business_%26_Finance/Investments/Stocks_%28A_to_Z%29/Stocks_S/threadview?bn=23158&tid=8224&mid=8227

    • RT I think Creed makes a better point than you. I am long the stock and have alot riding on SLP's success and usually I see through Creed's bashing (although what the hell he is in it for is a mystery) however, its very clear that unless there are some major announcements on the way, or some material change in the way SLP does business or in the way its clients do their business, then the upper limits in the next 12 to 24 months is 4 to 5 maybe I could see 6 to 7. Creed is much more accurate than all the pumping going on..... 10/share. Dont get me wrong I would love to 10 but its just not possible based on current information. RT maybe you could explain your math or knowledge of what you know about the company so we can flip Creed to the right side? Not to mention I would buy more.

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