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  • investora2z investora2z Apr 12, 2013 11:33 AM Flag

    Results on April 30

    The Q1'13 results will be announced on April 30. Recently the stock has been on an uptrend with around 58% rise above the recent low of $8.55 (November 2012). It is trading above the short term averages, and has repeatedly taken support at the 50 DMA of $13.55. The results for 2012 were good and revenue of $197 million was 28% higher than that for 2011 ($154 million). The net income also increased by 31% from $29 million to $39 million during the same period. Importantly, the earnings for the last quarter were also good with 22% and 46% growth in revenues and net income respectively. With no debt on books and $200 million in cash, the company appears attractive from the fundamental point of view. The P/E is still less than 20, and the forward P/E is substantially lower at around 15 indicating reasonable expectations for growth. The stock may be a good buy at current levels, but it is advisable to wait for the results and guidance on 30th April before making a huge commitment. With the patent monetization lawsuits on the rise, the services which the company provides are increasingly in demand. The claims are getting bigger, like the $4.5 billion lawsuit filed by MGT Captial Investments (MGT) against gaming companies, and companies like RPXC are only going to benefit from this. Requirement for patent risk management solutions, patent intelligence, and advisory services will help the company grow. New concepts are emerging, and recently a new San Francisco company declared that it plans to recruit companies for a collective effort to deter patent lawsuits or legal threats against its members. Google Inc. and NetApp Inc. have already joined the group, but the venture is focused on smaller companies which face difficulties in defending themselves. RPXC should continuously work to market its services so that it can maintain competitive advantage.

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