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  • db_s99 db_s99 Jun 5, 2003 12:22 PM Flag

    Good presentation

    I did listen to the presentation. I guess overall it sounded good, but I decided to sell at a little profit this morning. Have changed my mind since my first post as a few things are now making me uncomfortable.

    First Call is estimating decreasing revenue YOY and sequentially for the next 2 quarters although I believe RHT said revenue would be great this year. Nice that margins aren't decreasing as much as revenue in the US, but...

    After looking more into options I think a few folks here have made a good point about 20% of the O/S for options is a bit high. They also said in the 10-Q or 10-K they had to borrow $28M to pay bonuses, and want to increase authorized shares from 45M to 100M for possible acquisitions and more stock options.

    Based on EPS and LT growth the stock is undervalued, but think I'll put my money elsewhere. Think I'm starting to agree the company should go private, sounds like a great place to work.

    Thanks for the input - good board discussion here from both sides.

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    • 20% options just a bit high? Sorry to disagree, but it's more than a bit high. It's theft. And until this mgt team understands that the stock can't rise until they stop stealing from their shareholders, then they're just going to have to keep moaning and groaning about the stock price.

      Take the damn company private.

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