Let's say the stock gets run down to .50 per share and LBIX decides to go private by offering .65 a share. If approved by the shareholders (and they never do it unless they control enough of the stock) you're cashed out and they follow thru with the business plan keeping all the profits for themselves. It's happened to two of my picks over the past three years. We're in court over one right now and expect to see the other one follow any day. What it comes down to is they use the public markets to fund their product development and business plan. Once they know what works they stiff the shareholders and roll out what we've paid for.