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  • woody912 woody912 Oct 26, 2000 11:13 AM Flag

    Challenges

    Anyone know what the 'challenges' that WD alluded
    to in the earnings release. With the good activity
    level and missing earnings projections, that $36 buyout
    that was rumored looks even better.Statement by WD
    looked like a bunch of crap to me, what happened to the
    'we won't disappoint' speech he gave 3 years ago. No
    specifics, just vague expectations with no hint of how to
    get there. Very disappointingw912

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    • davis
      by: magman6a 6/16/00 4:28 pm
      Msg:
      1158 of 1413�
      he will get us back to 30$


      Have you given up on William the Great so soon? If
      John Walter is your FINAL ANSWER, then God help us
      every one.

      apologies to Regis and Tiny
      Tim
      Ya'll have a nice day.............. woody

    • The person we need is Jack Welch of GE. Wouldn't
      that be something? During the interview on 60 Minutes
      he left the door open as to whether or not he would
      be interested in the challenge of turning a Company
      around after he leaves GE. Just imagine. The stock would
      probably jump 20 points on the announcement.

    • with john walter returning as our ceo we can reestablish a steady stream of good earnings reports----

    • If you want specifics on the challenges, I would
      suggest that you listen to the web broadcast of the
      conference call - it has more details. It sounds to me that
      two of the three problems were blips and that the
      unexpected gains throught productivity improvement in the
      traditional printing business covered this unexpected blips.
      The softness in the capital markets was the issue
      that caused DNY to miss expectations.

      • 1 Reply to msgt70a
      • I don't think the logistics thing is a blip, it
        has been a mess since Haddon was acquired, the
        streets are lined with the heads that have rolled. Based
        on what I heard Louisville was virtually abandoned
        but anyone who dealt with it knew what a mess it was
        before it even got up and running so my opinion of the
        'surprise' is that I think they doth protest too much. The
        reduction in capital spending will certainly help the short
        term numbers but there are some 40 year old presses
        being held together with baling wire and gum and that
        doesn't last forever nor are they as productive as a
        newer one would be. The nature of the financial markets
        is feast or famine but the lack of a clear concise
        message coming out of W. Wacker is serious cause for
        concern and I have to question bringing back the old
        Metromail people, they got themselves in some pretty
        serious trouble over the privacy issues. All my opinion
        of course, also my opinion DNY will trade in the
        20-25 range for the balance of the year. Anybody out
        there an expert on trading butterfly
        straddles??????w912

 
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