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  • gmalov gmalov Dec 25, 2010 3:01 PM Flag

    150% Up

    Reflecting back on the year, it's great to see Quik push through in 2010, stock up 150%. In the near term, outlook and measures are better, the old guard cynics have tempered their discontent, and it appears that Management has found a new lifeline in the form of a potential Acquirer.

    The thesis for taking the Company private at this time has merit; management has done solid work on the balance sheet and partial good work on the P& L - the cost structure. However, they have yet to figure out the demand side with respect to a reshaped consumer which is repositioning them downmarket somewhere between medium to low on price. The trend line shows sales dropping off quarter over quarter, that's their biggest challenge - realizing gains to sustain value.

    My POV, without any new growth assumptions, moving private at this point makes better sense than wondering the halls in 2011.

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    • You have to remember that there are still very many shareholders who are holding w/big losses, hoping that in time they can get even (at least). Any takeover now, even at a premium to current price, would be anethma to them. They would, I believe, like me, oppose any takeover which starts at the current low price. Obviously, I am not in the group described as "150% up".

 
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