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Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Limited Message Board

  • maxirnus maxirnus Nov 13, 2012 5:13 PM Flag

    CD - Thanks for your answers. Question for you:

    What would you say to those that claim that Teva is a huge company now and as a result - it is much harder to grow its revenues and EPS as it once was (easy) when Teva was a much smaller company.

    And as a result - "these people" claim that Teva's stock is NOT a worthwhile investment.

    What would you say to such an argument?

    Also – those who sold today will NOT receive Teva's most recent quarterly dividend – but they STILL sold today in spite of the dividend loss. Does not look good for the stock IMHO.

    With every passing day - I am more and more disapointed with this ugly stock.

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    • I will address each one of your points one at a time Max. First, the argument Teva has grown too big and is no longer a worthwhile investment. The numbers do not lie and it continues to show strong growth year over year, even with the recession in Europe. Also, remember they just sold off the animal healthcare unit to Bayer. My guess is that Levin decided it wasn't generating the type of revenue growth he wanted so he decided to get rid of it. That is to some extent trimming the fat. Remember, he said it is a "New Teva" and he is examining all areas of the company and in order to do this it takes time, he has only been on the job for 6 months. The numbers took somewhat of a hit this time because they threw in some litigation costs and Levin himself warned of a weak 3rd quarter. The numbers to me still looked pretty darn good. I will continue below

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      • The second part of your comment with respect to the dividend. I do not know why investors would sell the day a company goes ex-dividend nor do I really care. I want to stay focused on the long-term picture. As far as your frustration goes I posted a message earlier today talking about this with another board member. We have lost many of Teva's regular board members the last several months due to its poor performance. Again, I completely understand their frustration, yours and believe me Max I too am frustrated. If Levin cannot right this ship then nobody can. I still have hope Levin can deliver on 12/11 and expect him to. This could be the last opportunity for quite some time to get this stock to finally pop. I am sure at this juncture Levin knows how closely investors will be hanging on every word which comes out of his mouth. Try to hang on, the 11th is approaching soon and we will know as much as we will ever know about where the company is headed.

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