Unloved Shares with Hidden Values on Balance Sheet? Yahoo!
Bartz was a huge upgrade 18 months ago from founder Jerry Yang, whose title was literally Chief Yahoo. That should give you some idea of what a great visionary - but poor operator - Yang was. He was a half-decade late bringing in “the adults” to run things (again trailing Google), but better late than never. Bartz is a proven turnaround expert; her last stint at Autodesk (ADSK) yielded a ten-bagger in the stock. We think she’s the kind of tough cookie to turn things around at Yahoo and play the good cards she was dealt.