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burnaka 30 posts  |  Last Activity: Jul 14, 2016 2:44 AM Member since: May 19, 2010
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  • burnaka Jun 8, 2016 2:26 PM Flag

    Though bac will be able to grow it's dividend, umm, if they do not screw up their ccar app. C will be the bank growing their dividend the most over the next 3 years. C has the fewest shares outstanding compared to the other BIG banks, bac, jpm, wfc. BAC by far the most shares and LOWEST eps. C will get to .50 a quarter, 2.00 annual Divi in the next 3 years based on 6.00 eps., 1/3 payout. Bac, MAYBE .20Q, .80 annual 4X .05 but C the better play for divi growth. Just my take.

  • burnaka Jun 8, 2016 2:31 AM Flag

    1.8716 X 13.89 = 25.99 implied value of wmb, trading at 23.52. Not sure where you are getting 7.48, but good luck with it.

  • burnaka Jun 5, 2016 4:55 PM Flag

    Just to finish up. Now it is possible the FDA takes forever on RAY, and medicare says NO to 4k. These are valid concerns. If opko gets a go go on both, which I think far more likely expect the job openings to get even more robust and expect revenue to follow as people get hired to better market these products. I get we have BRLI, and they are hiring like crazy, I am saying they will be hiring even more and revenue will kick it up a few notches.

    Follow the revenue.

  • We can look for these to get an idea if a company is really ready to ramp up sales, holding steady or in some cases declining. There are a few different things depending on the industry, but by and large there is ONLY one that is common to every industry.

    JOB growth. Oil is laying off, so we get it, oil is stagnant at best, or declining. This is just common sense.

    So since this is an OPK board, what is Opk doing in this regard? If I were betting against revenue and earnings growth and deteriorating fundamentals for a short candidate this would be the first place to look. Are things getting worse or better at opk? Is revenue slowing down or ramping up. Have they been laying off, or cutting shifts to rein in spending? THE BIG question in this regard is ARE fundamentals getting better or worse, it is REALLY that simple. Yes, there are FDA questions, approval, no approval, when, what will sales be, etc.. There are medicare questions on 4k will it be covered, not covered and if covered at what price? If not covered how big of an impact will it be on potential revenue, on market perception of the test etc???

    From my perspective I have noticed that the job openings at Opk, including BRLI, Gendx, and Eirgen have been robust and growing for over 6 months now. This is without word on Rayaldee, or medicare coverage of 4k. Some of this job growth is international, some here, but what points toward a pick up in revenue is that job openings went from about 150 to about 225 in the past six months. So a fair guesstimate is about a 5% growth in the number of employees. This 5% growth should equal a 15% or better SHORT term revenue growth but accelerated revenue going forward.

    If long no reason to get too excited about these facts in isolation, though it bodes well for the core business. The real drivers will be the new revenue streams, for these to come on line, we need wait on outside factors, fda, and medicare.

    Follow the revenue.

  • burnaka Jun 4, 2016 5:41 PM Flag

    BRL max market ever was jUST over 1 billion SO according to your post they took it PRIVATE??? Share count in 2006 was 26m, peeked at about 28m, so at best the TWO authorized buy backs kept up with options. They initiated 2 1m share buy backs, the share count rose by 100k after the first announcement, and dropped by 300k after the second. NCE made up facts though.

    1.2B in buy backs market cap 1b,good one.

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    by mrmiami1 Jun 3, 2016 8:07 PM burnaka Jun 3, 2016 10:57 PM Flag

    If that is what you came away with you REALLY NEED to reread the post. First, though I referenced myself, the post WAS NOT about me at all. UNCLES is an investment site. It was a post about retirement planning, and diversifying, and not putting ones eggs in one basket. The meat of the post was about a strategy to find high yield stocks, with a few links to reits and one to mlps. The post also encouraged new investors to pick up an index fund, or even a reit fund to supplement income.

    If what you came away with is that I am worried about biotech, or any other specific sector then as I said, you do need reread the post. I did edit it slightly cause adding that I need to also diversify out of some financials. So I GUESS yu would take that to mean I am afraid of them TOO? NO, but in fact my portfolio is about 40% financials, way too heavy, and NOW about 30% biotech. NO TECH, no REITS, no retail, no utes, but do own oils, but not too big a piece.

    Though your picks might be nice, the piece was about HUNTING down catalysts that can CREATE super high yielders, well, in the 7-8% range when a catalyst hits. Thanks for those ideas, on ge, dow, etc., BP is a maybe, but OOPS, I own enough oil. NOW an example I did buy was ETE when it was DOG meat yielding 18%, cause I saw it as mis priced. If they mis price dow, or ge, I will look long and hard at it as potential to add income..

    So thanks for the ideas, I am waiting on one but others are always considered. Reread the article, follow the stock I was referencing, BUT do not buy, watch how it plays out.

    GL. OH an please, you can quote me all you want, but put it in context, trust me, I NEVER said AFRAID of BIOTECH, you did, and claimed they were my words.

  • burnaka Jun 3, 2016 7:57 PM Flag


    You literally paraphrased Dr. Frost, and one of his MISSION statements from about 2013 or 2014. He said he would grow diagnostics into a profitable division, then USE that income to develop the pipeline. In that same letter he did say he would create a global footprint to help facilitate this growth. LOOKING like he has a plan, and is working his plan.

    BRLI, will slow or stop the cash burn, even YAHOO notes Opko now has an E in the pe, lol.

  • burnaka Jun 3, 2016 5:25 PM Flag

    The Jefferies presentation is Thur. June 9 at 11:30 et, may be accessed from Opko investor relations. There will be a replay if any investors miss the initial broadcast. I think Opko also has a second conference on the 15th, but would need to go check.

  • What is interesting abut that is on March 30 the FDA delayed Rayaldee. So though the stock was down a bit on heavier than average volume, it stayed well above the March 30, 9.83 number hit on 12m volume. Now opk did drift into the 9.33 area for a day or two in mid MAY, and recovered back to the 10.50 area.

    Opk has a Jefferies conference next week, should get a little medicade info, and possibly 4k sales growth numbers.

    Initiated coverage with a 16 price target is always nice to see. Price targets are as low as 11, and as high as 22, others targets at 18, 16, 16, 14, 12 with an average in the 15.50 area.

    Those thinking upgrade, now they will sell, maybe. The low price targets are out for sure, but JPM was a buyer last Q and is waiting on their higher target. So no gimme on what the funds will or won't do.

    If short, Today was a great day to take this job induced gift to cover, thinking there was a bunch of that, as support was strong at the right level.

    Opk will move close to the market, but in general I anticipate a rebound next week. AsCO will be in full swing, along with Jefferies, opk has done ok coming off Jefferies Conferences before. Used 1 to announce a small merger, so we will se how it goes.

    Price will follow revenue, give it time.

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    by bigtimebric May 30, 2016 3:46 PM burnaka May 30, 2016 6:07 PM Flag

    ttm, trailing twelve months diluted eps = .14, undiluted = .15. Revenue per share TTM = $1.47, will be appx $2.38 by q1 2017, growing at 162% annual rate. Minus one time ITEMS, eps. = .14

    So it is not an error. EPS. were -.02, -.09, .00, + .25 = .14, with serious 1 time charges and 1 time gains which actually netted zero impact. So when you hear, OH, ALL the profit was TAX, know it is false. Those were OFFSET by 1 time charges for compensation, money owed the Israeli gov't, derivative charges, etc.

    Just a side NOTE: Follow the REVENUE growth, ( FORWARD ) growth rate 162% before RAY, and 4k insurance.

    PRICE PER SHARE will follow revenue, and EPS. will too. Patience, revenue will double each year for at least 2. SSSH, it is a secrete, tell no one.

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