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  • marcmilam marcmilam Apr 10, 2010 7:47 PM Flag

    I have a 10 x BAGGER , so there. It is CALLED MTCH.

    Meee tooo!

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    • FROM A investorhub: You're right to wonder if this company can actually make some money. First let me give you the long answer: MTCH, by it's own admission, has never been profitable since the day it began operating in 1983. In fact, this company has been making lots of money, but nearly all of it has been from equity investors - very little cash flow has come from operations, and virtually no borrowing. They no longer have a receptionist, and it's difficult to get anyone to answer the phone.
      When newcomers visit this forum, the most common response they give to explain why they think MTCH will be profitable is the belief that the government is going to sign a transportation bill that will all but ensure the company will remain solvent. This is something that MTCH has been pushing for several months, I have trouble believing it. I don't know if it's something you're aware of, but other newcomers reading this have heard it, so I will explain why I think MTCH is wrong in that assumption.
      This so called "Federal Transportation Bill" is in fact nothing more than "Division A" of the "Consolidated Appropriations Bill, 2010" (H.R. 3288) already signed into law over 4 months ago. Matech failed to release a PR reminding the whole world that.
      There is nothing about this bill that should make one assume Matech will benefit. Transportation bills are routinely signed into law every few years. They only provide money to state governments. Nothing in the very nature of these bills ensures that any one company is likely to benefit than any other. MTCH still needs to win contracts and sell inventory... something they have had extreme difficulty doing, transportation bill or not.
      Prior to H.R 3288, there was the SAFETEA-LU passed in 2005, TEA-21 of 1998, ISTEA of 1991, and the Federal-Aid Highway Act of 1987. These are all the transportation bills passed since Matech has been in business. I forget, the technology. The patents are close to expiring, and in my own research I've found MTCH competitors who are using a similar concept that is light years ahead of MTCH. MTCHs EFS sensor requires an inspection be done so that cracks can be detected and THEN have an EFS installed to monitor it.
      Newer technologies use a nanoparticle coating, like a skin, that can be applied to the entire structure with an electrical current passed over the structure that can be monitored in real-time by a computer system, and it can detect cracks just as small as MTCH's EFS. Differences in the phase of the signal can be used to pinpoint cracks without having to first conduct an inspection, unlike MTCHs technology. MTCH pushes the fact that most cracks are missed by inspection, and their EFS can detect them, but the EFS is useless unless you already know where the crack is, which requires it to be discovered during inspection. These new nano coatings can detect cracks without inspection. Matech's EFS is a dinosaur and it's patent is close to extinction. T. There are so many better stocks out there

    • Could be a hundred bagger ya think

    • uuuuhhhhhh, good luck dtl....lose a little, or gain a whole lot!

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