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Marathon Patent Group, Inc. Message Board

  • investora2z investora2z Nov 3, 2013 9:46 AM Flag

    Q3 earnings will be important

    Earnings is likely to be the next trigger for this stock. It is expected to get close to achieving profitability on a net basis in Q3. One will also get an indication regarding the expected regularity of the revenue flow in subsequent quarters. The $1.52 million revenues earned by the company in the second quarter has changed the outlook towards the company, but things will change decisively once it gets close to achieving a positive bottom-line. It recently announced the acquisition of four U.S. Patents relating to process automation in production and enterprise resource planning. Three out the four main portfolios possessed by the company are already generating settlement revenue. The Q3 earnings will provide details about the magnitude of the inflows associated with the settlements. Marathon is already working with its partner IP Navigation to monetize the Bismarck portfolio. Marathon has $6.4 million cash and zero debt on books. That makes the company financially strong, but still it needs a regular inflow and positive bottom-line. The tear sheet of the company mentions that it has an experienced and proven team, especially due to the strategic relationship with IP Navigation. The cash can help it acquire more patents, and also pursue monetization strategies for other patents. Operating leverage is expected to provide opportunity for near-term operating profits and expansion of operating margins. However, the low float makes the stock extra volatile. So news has an exaggerated effect on the price movement. Institutional investors had put in their money in the company at $5.20, so that could be a support point in case the stock corrects from current levels. If the company is able to achieve profitability in Q3 as expected by many analysts, then the stock can do well. The long term returns will depend on the consistency of the inflow and the ability of the company to keep associated costs under control.

 
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