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  • rrb1981 rrb1981 Mar 19, 2002 5:59 PM Flag

    Not so FAST

    I almost bought WD-40 about 8 months ago and for some reason never pulled the trigger. In my opinion, I feel like WD-40 is a Berkshire type company. A well known name, simple products, not a huge market cap, pretty good earnings, if bought, debt could be refinanced with Berkshire's AAA credit, WD-40's dividend moneycould be used to rapidly repay debt...just a thought, another Berkshire possible is Tootsie Roll Industries. How simple TR is and incr"edible" performance over the last few years. Balance sheet is clean, focused management...another that is subpar to be a Berkshire company but is a value stock is Topps the maker of baseball cards(well actually all kinds of cards) and bubble gum. Pokemon made them literally million and millions and the CEO paid off all the debt and started repurchasing shares. They have since ventued into eTopps with ebay and are selling premium cards online(at a loss I might add-at least until or if volume picks up).

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