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Jack in the Box Inc. Message Board

  • john.heil2 john.heil2 Mar 17, 2011 2:27 PM Flag

    Food trucks, creative idea

    I like this kind of innovative thinking the JACK management is capable of. A truck is a relatively low cost operation compared to a stand-alone restaurant operation costing more in capital development funds. At first, during any trial period, it will be a public relations gesture more than anything else. But if very successful I think we can anticipate a new growth "vehicle" for JACK. In the meantime don't you dare sell this stock because of these five reasons I gave before: company is buying its own shares in the open market which is a significant multi-year cap shrink phenomenon; the PE ratio based on next year's earnings estimate is now less than 12x earnings (fiscal year ends in September); Qdoba will eventually be spun off for an immediate 3-4 point pop in the stock; and JACK is now the most obvious takeover candidate in this hot group loved by the private equity firms. All of which support the price of these shares and afford an above average return looking one year out.

    Big J in L.A. (I am a retired security analyst, The Foristall Co., members The Los Angeles Society of Security Analysts, who followed the lodging, gaming and restaurant industries)

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    • if jack is such a great takeover as you state it begs the question why it was overlooked in favor of all the others that have been snapped up....?

      • 1 Reply to taratara145
      • There were only two "snapped up," and JACK being the prize, they went after the soft sisters first no doubt. JACK has also structured a poison pill and golden parachute to dissuade corporate raiders because they do not want to give up their stake in as promising a situation. The others probably wanted out, especially CKE Restaurants. Addendum: you oil speculators are the cause of so many paying up at the gas station. Shame on you for adding to the hardship of others. You will have your humbling soon enough when the gamblers get their just desserts as the price of oil plummets. I guess I really called someone's bluff when I never heard back about the bet proposed and asked for banking information. I'll pit my Beverly Hills attorney against some lawyer down the coast any time. Someone could make a lot of money if winning any bet, and it is 50-50 at this point.

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