It limits the price increase that investors will see. Without a buyout the PPS can go higher. If a buyout takes place then the price of the stock tops at the buyout price for the most part. Buyouts r good for faulting companies with good ideas or products but can't get them going. HIMX has great products already being sold all over the world and thus a buyout is not necessary. Anyone agree with me?
I Agree, If it comes true that google glass is part of the product line provided by HIMX shareholders would like to share on that potential revenue. So if a buyout would come about that potential has to be a factor in any offer. Now as for a suitor it will NOT be Microsoft, Apple or Google as they are not in the peer group but rather a customer of a product they need. The peer group members that could consider HIMX in a buyout situation IMHO would be one of the following: TSM, MXIM, NVDA or MRVL.