Who is "they"? I sure wasn't the company talking takeover. If that rumor was close to creditable it would have been in the financial rags and not just on the trashy trading sites such as SA and Motely.
There is not going to be a takeover until the market can be proven. That is simple business.
And also, doesn't matter if there would be a takeover, the company would "still" report earnings as usual. But we need to wait until "usual" comes around next year.
And when usual comes around and sales were still poor (