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  • hotformoney hotformoney Nov 15, 2005 12:29 AM Flag

    Going Nowhere!

    That's a nice picture but it does not change the fact that those on the inside enrich themselves with company profits but do not reward outside shareholders.

    The stock rise is based on hype from wall street, not from growing the bottom line.

    As I said in my prior report, the company has good products and is a leader in its sector. What's the P/E on this company? What is that ROE figure? ROE is 5 or 6. That's a joke for a dominant market leader. What's going to happen when stock options are required to be expensed in 2006? I'll tell you what: GAAP earnings are going to stall thats what. With a P/E over 100 thats got to come down and that means the P in the P/E is going way down. A P/E based on hype is a house of cards.

    Your link chart shows me the power of money makers on wall street to hype a stock and drive the price up. Your looking only at the chart. Don't you want to have some confidence that the fundamentals support that rise. If they don't, your in for a hard fall! You have obviously fallen in love with this stock, but the love is not being returned (ROE).

    A relationship with stocks is like all relationships. As in life, if you love someone but they do not love you back, you should get over it and move on.

    Good Luck!

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    • Stock option expensing won't change Free Cash Flow per share or the growth of it. And FCF/share is what it comes down to in the end.

      I'll tell you what is just around the corner in ~'07 that *will* impact FCF - the paydown of the acquisition debt. EBITDA looses it's "I" and more flow to the equity holders.

    • You say...."A relationship with stocks is like all relationships. As in life, if you love someone but they do not love you back, you should get over it and move on."

      So, if YOU think this stock is not loving YOU back, YOU should follow your own advice and move on.

      Posting again would only prove you are just a short, trying anything to line your own pockets, and you will have no cred in here. Or, you don't believe (or don't follow) your own advice.

      So we ask OURSELVES (not you), why should anyone believe or follow your advice, when you don't?

      Changing your ID does not help.

 
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