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  • pmcmurrell pmcmurrell Aug 15, 2001 2:11 PM Flag

    DJ Newswire:

    I am mildly concerned about the loan covenant and the current liabilities [due to reclassification of long term debt as current liabilities].

    Of course, this could mean "NO PROBLEM", if DXT is about to be taken over. The acquirer will solve the problem. As to bankers hesitating to make loans, I think they would be FOOLS to NOT ROLLOVER debt to longer maturities! One must ask, "Are the financial consultants MORONS?"
    Those consultants should be able to arrange financing. Further, in view of current low interest rates, it is a substantial insult to be charging higher rates.

    In my view, the solution is to find another lender. In my view, this financing is not that risky! Someone like Ted Turner might solve the problem with "PETTY CASH."

    I think the answer is that to an extent we are awaiting the TENDER OFFER. But, we have a game of CHICKEN! The offer could be influenced by the current financial condition, so waiting may be a TACTIC - a foolish one. If the financial ratios cause a fall in the stock [as down to $2 or $3], the the SNAPER may be someone else. Someone other than the OFFEROR in THE WINGS may step in and SNAP AWAY the deal.

    On the other hand, the broad market has come to a DECISION POINT. If the formation breaks on the downside, the OFFEROR may say, "Forget it!"
    In that case, people may be selling APPLES and PENCILS in the streets.

    DXT has good brands. But, people will go for cheap - if money gets hard to get.

    It will HURT, but I think it might be good to have some pain and go down BIG TIME! I am tired of kids paying BIG BIG bucks for college.
    Some general humiliation may be GOOD. If so, I will cry with them.

    Attention, Greenspan, "If we go down BIG TIME,
    you go BYE BYE! Better start making funeral arrangements! You DAY IS PERHAPS OVER!"