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Toll Brothers Inc. Message Board

  • mmmparsley mmmparsley May 24, 2012 11:56 AM Flag

    Brothers Toll will not stop selling...

    I saw the CEO on Bloomberg today trying to pimp the earnings call, which was fluffed up to look pretty.

    Don't forget who Mr Yearley works for... here's a hint - not for shareholders.

    I used to be a laborer on a Toll Brothers site in North Grafton, Massachusetts. They used to give me ammonia-soaked rags as masks to guard my lungs from the dangerous particulate matter such as fiberglass dust. I remember almost passing out in one of the basements, and the project manager was basically like - if you don't want to suffer the consequences - don't work here.

    I was only 18 at the time, but I remember one thing about Toll Operations - they are obsessed about pushing homes at the end of each quarter to pad the stats. I remember one particular quarter they were extremely aggressive about closing homes at any cost and getting to certain completion points - the pressure was exerted upon all the sub-contractors - and I was ridiculously tired trying to clean up after them being the only laborer on the site.

    10 years later, I travel the world shorting stocks and making a living on the markets. This is my chance - today - to short this dud.

    I remember some of the framing guys telling me that if they had a warped stud or a lost materials - Toll would not replace the lumber and that the subcontractors were to replace it at their own cost (which they obviously didn't do - as their names aren't on the home/building site).

    This is not only lipstick on a pig, it's a 3-D pig make out of of recycled lipstick. It's all a decoration - both the quarterly numbers and the homes!

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