The downside that you call minimal is, in all probability 100% of your investment, be it 1 share or 1 million. Both Weaver & Tidwell (CPA's) and company management (in the 10K) have expressed doubts about HIR's ability to continue as a going concern. Cash in ain't enough to cover cash out. And it doesn't look like there's a change in the wind. Poor management and self dealing for 20+ years has killed this company.
PalaceGuard a late 1970's alumnus and amused observer