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Hewlett-Packard Company Message Board

  • equitiesresearchdotcom equitiesresearchdotcom Nov 20, 2012 9:57 AM Flag

    Cut and Paste Chanos from CNBC in JULY

    from CNBC TV transcript :
    Chanos from CNBC transcript from July on HPQ:
    "those acquisitions have enabled them to maintain a revenue base and see a declining cash flow base. those are maintenance capital expenditures or maintenance r & d hidden as acquisitions. and when you value the company, when you begin to look at the fact that this company has purchased its r & d, capitalized it, if you will, r & d is normally expensed, you begin to see a totally different picture. look at the middle of the left table which shows you that the free cash flow four buybacks and dividends, but after cap and acquisitions a much different animal and has turned negative. in addition, the balance sheet has been destroyed here. all right"

    Sentiment: Strong Sell

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