What would the effect be for the stock? Is he enough of an indentifiable issue that the stock would rise? It's not like the issues NLS is experiencing now are new. They are the same practices as the previous management groups. The only discernable difference would be that they've acquired Pearl and own the distributorship in Canada. And as was pointed out, they have now acquired debt, which before it was a trademark of theirs to not have any outstanding debts. Not to mention maintain a healthy cash bank balance. So what is the outlook if he does get fired? Thoughts?
Yes, dumb acquisitions have been an old standby for this company, but in operations Hammann has been much more aggressive than his predecessors at pursuing top line at any cost. It's his background, he was trained as a careerist yes-man not as a businessman.
But I seriously doubt that anybody would have the guts to yank Hammann and go back to direct sales only at this late date. The stock would get severely punished in the process -- Nautilus' current investors aren't even aware that there's a problem. They wouldn't appreciate being informed about it either.
i would tend to agree that he's more aggressive. you just have to question the direction and sacrifice of the aggression. there have been many immediate new product failures that date back to before the company was integrated. all well documented in the press.