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Athenahealth, Inc. (ATHN) Message Board

  • georgespelvin Feb 7, 2013 5:42 PM Flag

    Read every word Jonathan Bush says

    Oddly he tells the truth. Always. And what he says is extremely unusual. You have to read every word and wonder why he said that and wonder what the significance is and wonder who else would have said it.

    He is more of a scholar than a CEO. I am not sure he even knows that. He has valid insights, if a bit florid.

    It would be absurd to say that he would not buy the stock if he were not the head of the company because in fact he and everyone around him sold all but a pittance of what they owned and continue to sell every stock option they are granted.

    Bush is the kind of guy who cannot help but be honest, even when engaged in a troubling situation. You just let him keep talking and the truth comes out. He is naive in that way.

    This is a good company with a stock that has an absurd price. If it were not for the stock price they would NEVER have bought Epocrates.

    He has a company that is cash flow positive and makes GAAP earnings. He should concentrate on improving his services and fire half his sales department and get references from his client base and work his way up the food chain to enterprise sized clients by deserving the business.

    Doctors cannot do their own billing. That they do it is irrelevant. They are hopelessly bad at it.

    Admittedly it is difficult. But a company that is truly dedicated to technology and hand holding and consulting can grow steadily and surely.

    But not from one quarter to another.

    But what the hell do I know?

    When I say Strong Sell I do not say sell the company. I say sell the stock.

    Sentiment: Strong Sell

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