The conference call should be a "BOOT" instead of a "hoot". If I was a big holder (10M) shares, I would be "booting" the CEO and a few others out for taking this company down. Instead what do they do? Pay Ms Mason $750K and on top of that give her unearned options to "boot". This company needs major surgery!
The only convincing I need is the knowledge that the big box stores have already stepped up the discounting in anticipation of the tough economics facing retailers this holiday season. That combined with the struggles that TUES has had in the years leading up to the recession tells me that TUES may very well become another casulty of the U.S. economic slowdown.
This stock peaked in '05 and it's been on a downhill slide every since. Good luck finding new TUES bagholders.