Now, I've read a lot of messages here lately that freely use the fancy neologisms "negative earnings growth" and "trailing earnings value trap." Neither has -- to my knowledge -- ever been posted here with any actual earnings *data*. I'll try to address that in this message.
I see a very disappointing year. But that's one number ... and in fact only a forecast, not reported data. Even if I act as though the forecast were real data, I don't see any "trend" of "negative earnings growth." I see a bad year.
I (and my call and stock positions) don't quite get the prospect of bankruptcy from a *forecast* disappointing year (hasn't actually taken place yet, remember).