...I'm out of the office on biz and cannot listen to the conf call this morning ...sould somebody who is listening post a few updates of major points, key Q's and A's, etc.
It will be VERY much appreciated! Thanks!
And remain calm folks ... 1) a drop of this magnitude brings out all the wacko shorties, and they'll stay here for a week or three; and 2) any stock with a small float like this experiences VERY high volatility at any news ... don't expect much calm/sanity in this stock until after the stock dividend.
Those with weak stomachs, buh bye ... long termers, you/we get another buying opportunity sometime in the next 30 days ... the 2005 forecasts would be loved by stockholders in MANY companies/funds, especially if/when they can get in at these lower prices. Stcik around and see this one go right back up again throughout Q1'06 as Valentine buying (at more outlets) keeps the gorwht coming.
Ouch - tough break today. imho you need to learn how to trade & take the profits unless this is just a small part of your portfolio. I went looking for the goods at JCP out here on west coast, the sales girl didn't even know what it was!
This is a predictable collapse of another way over priced high flyer because forward guidance is very weak as per the news release. Well i'll cover today at 22.6 from 30, nice xmas present. glta
2005 hugely successful by any measure. Helzberg: testing successful, will be in all stores by late 2006/early 2007. Gordons: continue testing, did a trunk show in a Zales store in south Florida. Harry Ritchie: in 26 stores in past 3 months.
2006 Strategy: domestic: focus on established retail outlets instead of new outlets through: - increased advertising - new public relations - sales training - individual programs for retailers
overseas: will continue to support, growth has been slow like when they started in the US.
Expect 2006 revenue growth to be the same as absolute sales in 2005 (eg. double)
$30 billion market, 1% market share = $300 m in sales. In stores where moissanite is in, it contributes to more than 1% of the stores revenue.