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  • xquestor xquestor Nov 20, 2011 1:28 AM Flag


    Take a real close look at their last financial statement.

    GOODWILL -- Created when a company buys another company for more then it is worth and is carried on the books as GW. RMBS GW is 16.55% of total assets. And GW is 71.58% of cash and cash equivalents.

    So what does that make this company worth?
    A whole lot less then you think!

    And on top of that they bought another company with money that they did not have creating even more GW. Plus they bought back stock from Samsung for a cool $100 Million and the stock has lost considerable value.

    RMBS is headed in the wrong direction.


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