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Chiquita Brands International Inc. Message Board

babyitsawildworld 252 posts  |  Last Activity: Dec 22, 2015 5:41 PM Member since: Jun 11, 2002
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  • Levered Free Cash Flow (ttm): -5.69B
    Return on Equity (ttm): -48.96%
    % Held by Insiders1: 0.54%
    Short % of Float (as of Nov 30, 2015)3: 20.07%
    Shares Short (prior month)3: 61.38M
    Shares Short (as of Nov 30, 2015)3: 67.27M

  • babyitsawildworld by babyitsawildworld Nov 19, 2014 4:43 PM Flag

    China Precision Steel, Inc., a steel processing company, manufactures and sells cold-rolled precision steel products.

  • babyitsawildworld by babyitsawildworld Sep 11, 2014 5:37 PM Flag

    The sales order backlog was approximately $11,800,000 at July 31, 2014 and $8,700,000 at July 31, 2013.
    In the third quarter ended July 31, 2014, the Company had net sales of $6,058,617, compared to net sales of $3,164,498 in the third quarter of fiscal 2013, an increase of 91.5%.
    The Company had net income of $541,366 in the third quarter of fiscal 2014, compared to net income of $29,574 in the third quarter of 2013.

  • EPS Trends
    Current Qtr.EPS Trends Current Qtr.
    Mar 14 Next Qtr.
    Jun 14 Current Year
    Dec 14 Next Year
    Dec 15
    Current Estimate 0.56 1.38 4.47 5.03
    7 Days Ago 0.33 1.13 3.55 4.40
    30 Days Ago 0.33 1.12 3.43 4.16
    60 Days Ago 0.16 1.01 2.95 3.88
    90 Days Ago 0.16 1.01 3.01 4.02
    EPS Revisions Current Qtr.
    Mar 14 Next Qtr.
    Jun 14 Current Year
    Dec 14 Next Year
    Dec 15
    Up Last 7 Days 8 10 11 9
    Up Last 30 Days 9 11 13 10
    Down Last 30 Days 1 0 0 0
    Down Last 90 Days N/A N/A N/A N/A
    Growth Est AAL Industry Sector S&P 500
    Current Qtr. 2,700.00% 43.10% 1,062.90% 11.30%
    Next Qtr. 50.00% 38.30% 59.00% 19.90%
    This Year 53.60% 21.30% 613.70% 8.50%
    Next Year 12.50% 24.30% 33.10% 11.40%
    Past 5 Years (per annum) -20.99% N/A N/A N/A
    == Next 5 Years (per annum) 28.60% 14.26% 9.97% 9.84%
    Price/Earnings (avg. for comparison categories) 7.56 38.54 13.36 22.94

  • A special situation that investors like is when there is an increase in the rate of past positive earnings momentum, which usually propel a stock price higher over time, as has been the case for IBAL. Earnings multiples (as in the P/E ratio) strongly influence stock prices, and if the rate of earnings acceleration increases at a faster clip than in previous qtrs, then current multiples will quickly appear to be too low. As a Margins should be positively impacted by higher sales resulting in higher absorption of fixed manufacturing costs. Also the lower selling and administrative expenses that resulted from of lower salary costs and other cost reductions made during the recent economic recession should continue to benefit margins. Improving op cash flow should primarily result from increases in customer deposits and accounts payable partially offset by an increase in accounts receivable. The increases in account balances are directly related to the increase in recycled commodity prices and higher sales demand/backlog for IBAL's products.

  • Why would crooked mgmt manipulators time release of 2 suspiciously written PR's on big market down days during on-going shutdown/budget/debt crises, resulting in CDII going UP on huge volume?
    {HINT: To be able to buy back in big time for the next manipulation cycle?}

  • babyitsawildworld babyitsawildworld Sep 3, 2013 9:41 PM Flag

    Very large purchases of JKS call options [at times exceeding the entire previous open interest!], undoubtedly by some of the 19 buying institutions, lessening their direct stock purchase competition for declining retail share sellers.
    Call Options Expire at close Saturday, September 21, 2013
    Strike Symbol Last Chg Bid Ask Vol Open Int
    13.00 JKS130921C00013000 3.97 Up 0.97 5.00 5.40 401 356
    14.00 JKS130921C00014000 4.30 Up 2.15 4.20 4.50 508 619
    15.00 JKS130921C00015000 3.50 Up 1.95 3.30 3.50 409 679
    16.00 JKS130921C00016000 2.50 Up 1.45 2.50 2.70 106 118
    17.00 JKS130921C00017000 1.80 Up 1.40 1.70 1.95 169 198
    18.00 JKS130921C00018000 1.30 Up 0.89 1.30 1.35 305 253

    Call Options Expire at close Saturday, December 21, 2013
    Strike Symbol Last Chg Bid Ask Vol Open Int
    15.00 JKS131221C00015000 4.80 Up 1.50 4.60 5.00 556 828

  • babyitsawildworld babyitsawildworld Aug 30, 2013 8:08 PM Flag

    n*sd*q dottie kom
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  • babyitsawildworld babyitsawildworld Aug 30, 2013 7:58 PM Flag

    Funds JKS holdings up 40% ydt [

  • babyitsawildworld babyitsawildworld Aug 30, 2013 7:55 PM Flag

    Funds JKS holdings up 40% ydt [

  • Reply to

    Shipments increase 61.9% from 2nd qtr 2012?

    by johmybrosco007 Aug 19, 2013 5:56 PM
    babyitsawildworld babyitsawildworld Aug 26, 2013 8:49 PM Flag

    Shipments increase 61.9% from 2nd qtr 2012 IF CORRECT, HAS TO BE JUST A ONE TIME ANOMALY, PROBABLY FROM A VERY SLOW 2nd qtr 2012 ... NEVER SUSTAINABLE.

  • As one of Barron's top small-cap picks, is Chiquita ripe for investment?

    Earnings recap
    The No. 1 banana business in Europe, and No. 2 in North America (first is Dole), Chiquita has an incredibly strong brand name and has come back from its struggling years to impress investors with a sound turnaround plan aimed at cutting costs, boosting margins, and growing the core business. At the helm is Ed Lonergan, a turnaround expert who served time taking earnings-negative businesses, shedding their poor-performing assets, and restructuring around core principles. He has not changed strategies in his efforts at Chiquita, and though it included large up-front costs in 2012 that yielded a net loss for the year, the company is now more nimble and set to grow.

    While Wall Street expected $0.46 per share for the recently ended quarter, Chiquita showed its new management is ahead of the cost-cutting game, with earnings coming in $0.20 higher at $0.66 per share. Year-over-year, this represents a 144% increase. As mentioned, revenue shrunk by nearly 3 points to $812 million, shy of the Street's expected $821 million.

    In April, Barron's wrote a bullish piece on the stock, predicting much-improved margins, $60 million in annual cost savings, and a full year EBITDA of $175 million -- a number that would nearly triple last year's results.

    While revenue wasn't quite as high as expected, suggesting growth isn't happening quickly enough, the company is still in the midst of its overhaul, and the fruits of its labors have yet to fully ripen.

    Hang in there
    As mentioned in the Barron's piece, much of Chiquita's coming performance will be dictated by foreign currency and the banana market. Its Fresh Express line, packaged produce, is focusing on the private-label industry and gaining market share.

  • Total Shares Out Standing (millions): 31
    Market Capitalization ($ millions): $327
    Institutional Ownership: 90.1%
    Price (as of 06/30/2013) 11.55
    Ownership Summary
    Ownership Analysis # of Holders Shares
    Total Shares Held: 149 28,277,639
    New Positions: 12 1,695,110
    Increased Positions: 67 4,393,125
    Decreased Positions: 63 2,943,453
    Holders With Activity: 130 7,336,578
    Sold Out Positions: 18 822,322

  • babyitsawildworld by babyitsawildworld Aug 9, 2013 10:13 AM Flag

    Chiquita Brands International Management Discusses Q2 2013 Results - Earnings Call Transcript at Seeking Alpha(Thu, Aug 8)
    Thanks, Steve. Good morning, and thank you all for joining us. Our Q2 results show significant year-on-year profit improvement, resulting from increased volumes in our core product lines, as well as savings from previously announced SG&A and value chain efficiency enhancements. For the quarter, we are reporting $58 million of adjusted EBITDA versus $40 million in the second quarter of 2012. These results reflect both the single-minded execution against our focus on the core strategy and the ability to leverage the strengths of our core product brands and capabilities in the current market place.

    We continue to make progress against the objectives we've discussed on the last few earnings calls. Our plans to drive increased revenue and profitability on our core bananas and salads businesses are progressing well. Our share of bananas in North America continues to increase as a result of growth with existing customers and from new contracts. Additional contract gains were made in Q2 at accretive contribution.

    In Europe, we continue to manage our premium banana brand for price as opposed to volume. We have exited unprofitable contracts, improved realization in our remaining contracted volume and have steadfastly focused on customers that recognize the service and quality implicit in our brand in a year in which supply and demand have been largely imbalanced.

    In our Salad business, we're reporting the first quarter of year-over-year volume growth since 2008. The business is growing and we're strategically well-positioned as we continue our turnaround. Our salad revenues have increased as a result of volume gains with existing customers and contract wins in both ...

  • babyitsawildworld by babyitsawildworld Jul 29, 2013 12:48 PM Flag

    The Sun Breaks Through Stormy Skies of China/EU Trade
    China and the West broke a decades-old pattern of troubled trade relations over the weekend with a landmark deal to settle a trade dispute between China and the EU involving Chinese manufactured solar panels. Disputes are almost inevitable with such rapid growth, and many of those are related to China’s policies of State support for many big companies and key industries.

    The solar panel dispute began two years ago when the sector suddenly plunged into a downward spiral after nearly a decade of explosive growth. A major cause of that downturn was a rapid buildup of capacity in China, as China rolled out favorable policies like tax incentives and cheap loans to promote development of a cutting-edge sector with big growth potential. As prices tumbled, a growing number of companies in the US and Europe went bankrupt, with many blaming cheap imports from China for their woes. Washington opened an investigation into the matter, which ended with the imposition of antidumping tariffs against Chinese manufacturers last year. The EU followed with its own investigation, and announced its own tariffs this spring.

    China responded with its own countermoves, opening an antidumping investigation into polysilicon, the main ingredient used to make solar cells. It also opened a separate probe. Meanwhile, the EU has also opened its own separate probe into State support for Chinese telecoms equipment.

    Worried that the trade wars were spiraling out of control, several EU leaders finally sought to end the negative cycle by pressuring both sides to negotiate a settlement to the solar dispute. High-level talks began last month, resulting in the new agreement that will see Chinese manufacturers charge a minimum price roughly equivalent to the spot market price for their solar panels. That price is up to 50 percent more than what some Chinese producers had been charging.

  • babyitsawildworld by babyitsawildworld Jul 22, 2013 1:50 PM Flag

    JKS Last Quarter Results
    Total solar product shipments were 338.6 megawatts ("MW"), consisting of 282.4 MW of solar modules, 25.4 MW of silicon wafers and 30.8 MW of solar cells. This represents an increase of 12.2% from 301.9 MW in the fourth quarter of 2012 and an increase of 36.0% from 249.0 MW in the first quarter of 2012.
    Gross margin was 12.7%, compared with 3.8% in the fourth quarter of 2012 and 0.7% in the first quarter of 2012.
    Will Chinese solar panel makers continuing efficiency improvements, along with rising oil/electric prices, make solar power more attractive?

  • Reply to

    Evasive about cash flow....

    by tstevens622 Apr 30, 2013 5:39 PM
    babyitsawildworld babyitsawildworld Jun 10, 2013 12:06 PM Flag

    COCO Cash Flow Operating 6/12=$(42,923k) - 3/13=$26,708k
    numbers in thousands, per yahoo coco cash flow
    Period Ending Mar 30, 2013 Dec 30, 2012 Sep 29, 2012 Jun 29, 2012
    Net Income (1,020) (67) 1,578 (6,492)
    Operating Activities, Cash Flows Provided By or Used In
    Depreciation 16,143 16,331 17,014 17,179
    Changes In Accounts Receivables (2,549) 68,115 (39,702) (30,760)
    Changes In Liabilities 15,422 (199) 21,772 (108,449)
    Total Cash Flow From Operating Activities 26,708 81,711 20,391 (42,923)

  • EXTON, PA--(Marketwired - May 28, 2013) - WPCS International Incorporated (NASDAQ: WPCS), a leader in design-build engineering services for communications infrastructure, has announced that on May 28, 2013, it effected a one for seven reverse stock split of its issued and outstanding common stock to meet the requirements of a continued listing on the NASDAQ Capital Market.

    Andrew Hidalgo, Chairman and CEO of WPCS, commented, "WPCS values its NASDAQ Capital Market listing and we will continue to make the efforts necessary to be compliant. The management team has worked diligently to improve our financial results over the last two fiscal years. Now, we are in a better position to seek a shareholder value proposition. With our NASDAQ Capital Market listing, we can continue developing our short term strategy to deliver increased shareholder value."

  • Looking at compare charting, airlines track & take turns catching up/leading long term. So on up air industry days, sell the strongest, & on down days buy the weakest. Google "Mister Market". Mr. Market From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia Jump to: navigation, search Mr. Market is an allegory created by investor Benjamin Graham. Since its introduction in Graham's 1949 book The Intelligent Investor, it has been cited many times to explain that the stock market tends to fluctuate, and that it is usually best to ignore these fluctuations when determining whether to buy or sell stocks. Graham instead believes that it is important to focus on whether the stock valuation of a company is reasonable after calculating its value through fundamental analysis.[1][2][3] Warren Buffett has been quoted numerous times on Graham's 1949 book The Intelligent Investor. Chapter eight covers Mr. Market and Warren Buffett thinks that this is the best part of the book.[1] [2] Buffett described it as "by far the best book on investing ever written"
    [edit] References
    1.^ Graham, Benjamin. The Intelligent Investor.

    DAL has been leading, so selling down a little DAL on big up days & buying into UAL [on down days] which is lagging, see also relative airline P/S ratios.

  • Reply to

    someone bought 2000 contracts $3 calls

    by go_screw_your_broker May 16, 2013 12:27 PM
    babyitsawildworld babyitsawildworld May 17, 2013 3:57 PM Flag

    Another 3M shares call optioned just in June calls today, & counting ...
    Call Options Expire at close Friday, June 21, 2013
    Strike Symbol Last Chg Bid Ask Vol Open Int
    1.00 COCO130622C00001000 1.40 0.00 1.70 1.75 83 83
    2.00 COCO130622C00002000 0.85 0.40 0.70 0.80 211 446
    3.00 COCO130622C00003000 0.15 0.10 0.10 0.15 2,693 730