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  • marcino3000 marcino3000 Feb 28, 2014 6:48 AM Flag

    Margin compression?

    What's up with the margin compression? I can understand that they had more expenses due to the expansion, but still - revenue up greatly and earnings per share down that much? Q1 earnings guidance looks terrible at 9-12 million, and 2014 yearly earnings ate projected to not grow over 2013 at around 120 million?

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    • goo thing I went short

    • Interest expense, sales and management salaries, sales commissions and they indicate higher promotional expenses. All will continue through the year. EPS hit due to TPG dilution. Also will continue through year. Next three quarters will all show decline in EPS. Next year 4th quarter will be first comparative quarter after effect of full dilution. All of this was expected from press releases since last August timeframe through current. Now, how the traders will react, who knows. Story still remains the same. Still probably worth 7.50 to 10.00, nothing likely to spur it to that level for next nine months.

      Sentiment: Hold

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