What was the point of Goldstein buying FTD if a couple years later he is going to spin it off? While UNTD have any stake in the spun off company? I guess the spin off will leave just the old #$%$ pieces of UNTD that were there before the millions were spent to buy STD. This companys management is really stupid, why buy something then sell it a couple years later. The business units within UNTD are all in decline as I have been saying/posting on here for years and no one seems to pay attention. Dividend is not supported at current levels, will be cut or eliminated unless bankruptcy is the plan? No smart business borrows money to pay a dividend they can't afford.
So answer this: what is the dividend rate per share and what is the CASH FLOW per share at UNTD.
the reason to spin out FTD is to get rid of the conglomerate discount that prevailed on the shares UNTIL they announced the spin off plans. The pieces are worth more separated than together. FTD alone is worth $6 per share, and the rest of the pieces are worth $4, or could be monetized. The company seems to be planning to sell patents etc, so why not spin FTD and then find acquirers for the rest of the pieces. That would maximize shareholder value.
I think FTD holds 95% of UNTD valuation. Its growing. Its profitable.
Everything else is in decline, although assets are treating as a declining cash cow.
Of course, the most important question: where does UNTD pps go? After spin-off, FTD may start to receive recognition and expand its PE. Thus, on spin-off day stock may hit $6.50.