Bernstein Research provided a compelling list of prospects in the software area that could become merger and acquisition targets.
From the research report:
"ClickSoftware trades at the lowest sales multiple on the list. The company is struggling with the transition to cloud-based software-as-a-service (SaaS) from on-premise offerings. The move impacts short-term revenues, but improves the long-term prospects of the company.
Just this week, the company announced that Q2 2013 revenue of only $24.5 million with a loss causing the stock to collapse $1 from $8.4. Analysts expect revenue to jump over 21% next year as the SaaS revenue picks up the growth rate. If the company gets its revenue groove back on, the stock is extremely attractive with an enterprise value of only $180 million and revenue jumping to $134 million next year."
Above sounds great and all. The only thing is a lot of "IF"s.
1) IF revenue to jump over 21% next year as the SaaS revenue picks up the growth rate.
2) IF the company gets its revenue groove back on...
Yes.. and IF my aunt had a couple of b-a-l-l-s I would have had an uncle... :)-
Having said that, I have to believe now, that CKSW's buyout is inevitable and it is only a matter of time. The question becomes "when". As soon as it is announced that Moshe is out and the company has just one CEO, I believe the stock will start moving up in the anticipation of a buyout (NOT all the IF this and IF that with respect to revenue growth, etc.- That is all B.S.) CKSW will be sold out - my guess is still we will see the low $6's before jumping up toward $10-$11/shr buyout price.