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I must have hit a nerve, first of all it was not me suggesting that a monoply of the big companies it was your message#18, I was just giving my thoughts about the fact that there is no way it would ever happen. And you are right energyanalyst is usually right on the money. I would be willing to bet that when he is wrong, he doesn't call you or even care what you think, the same as myself. This board is not for downgrading of anyone or many times facts, just thoughts. You may not agree with me that is fine, but don't show your true colors by turning it into pissing contest. I at least try to disagree with you respectfully and by your name LPisMe. Why don't you just get off of your high horse and maybe someone would take your comments with the respect they are due. Oh yea, those checks I send, I pray they are not paying your salery.
I'm not smart enough to figure this one out, either. I'm calling for extra help myself. When I got up this morning, I had email. My first thought was, "Great! Must be the NPL-APU merger announcement." Instead, it was this thing. Of course, they're calling it a distribution company. I guess they'll have to spend some time finding new things to distribute. The possibilities are endless. This thing reminds me of Triarc--they're in the beverage business, the fast food business, and the propane business. Wow! Look at the great result with NPL. Oh well. If you don't sell, all you can do is wait and continue to speculate.
Somebody help a self described dummy here and explain the synergy of a propane company combined with a paper products company. I checked EDGAR and UWW isn't necessarily cash rich, nor a cash flowing machine-in fact the merger looks to help UWW more than UGI to me. Will the spin off of the utility division provide a chunk of cash? Is that how APU proposed to complete the acquisition of NPL-if that rumor is actually true? I don't get it! Somebody out there is a lot smarter than me.
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Look for a weather driven merger between Amerigas, NPL and Ferrellgas. This consolidation would bolster all three companies. This re-enginering would reduce costs of delivery, staff, training, marketing and tank breeding. Rmember Citi-travelers merger? Think propane!!
Your insight, while good on paper is worthless in a real world enviorment. (Are you a ex-employee of NLP?) While the big picture would make sense to do this it would create not only SEC problems with a monopoly in a large part of the country. This plus smaller companies would start filing unfair pricing suit's the followingmorning in just about every market it affects. Second the operational standards, business structure, and management structure of the companies are too different. Amerigas I do not feel would go after the NLP deal, it would be too costly for the way they complete acquisitions. Look for a deal between National and one of the other top companies such as Ferrell, Cornerstone, or Heritage. Don't expect action fron Suburban, Amerigas, or Thermogas.
Earnings look surprisingly good considering weather. Last quarter was below predictions, but first quareter should be strong. This is the time to buy and benefit over next 6 to 12 months. All indicators from new business growth, internal morale and "street sense" look good. We have a buy on this one.
Ignore wild talk by insiders suffering from huffing syndrome. Ferrellgas is a definite stand alone and NPL is a bird that crashed from its nest that even a mother robin wouldn't rescue, never mind a competitor.