Nokia? I think you mean Nortel. That 4.5B valuation for their patents isn't a fluke. We are worth well more than 10 billion. But the best way to maximize out patents' value is to stay independent. If we sell out, then we limit our upside severely.
Yes I meant Nortel, sorry. And we very well might be worth $10 billion but I don't think in earnings power. I will be very happy if this company can get upwards of $6 billion right now. Who knows, they might even negotiate a $10 billion deal. The way I look at this is this: you can either try to triple your money over the next several years (maybe - the technology landscape is always changing and who knows who might build a better mousetrap aka a new patented technology) or you can take all your money now.
Me, too, Faosto! We have seen this stock rise slowly and then crash multiple times over the past five or six times.
This company has developed a great patent portfolio, but has a very questionable business model. This is a GREAT time to cash out and monetize its potential.
And, if the deal turns out to be stock for stock, we wouldn't even have to pay capital gains. Long-term, I'd be thrilled to be holding Google or Apple stock as distinguished from a little high-tech company that no one has ever heard of.
That is probably the best debate on this over-ran board as of late. I just can't say which would be best. This mgmt has had plenty of time to bring value to this company. I just can't say which is best. But in this market I will take any nice short term pop I can get.
""<< It's the perfect time for InterDigital to consider punching out through this "strategic review," given its patent-rich portfolio at a time when intellectual property in the wireless communications realm is going through the roof.>>"" End quote