They have to show growth. Last quarter they only had revenues $231K and GM of $50K. That won't cut it. Now I will let the children of this board go back to their childish games. Your parents are so proud.
I was looking at the video on Durafit this morning and at the very end, it highlights the 24 month unlimited mileage. To the right are other videos and I clicked on the other Durafit and that one had the 18 month unlimited liability. So they have updated the video. The map on their webpage has changed. Canada has grown much stronger in relation coverage on the map.
24 month unlimited warranty is what CARB wanted and CDTi has met that requirement. Durafit is here to take market share and they will gain traction. The costs of R&D and patents has increased and maybe those costs can be cut in the future. My point, is at some point they will no longer have to spend this kind of money. That could mean a drastic cut in expense. Just look at historical costs. They are spending something like $800K a quarter than just a year ago. Testing and patents are expensive, but once the achieve the outcome, those costs go down. We could see a ramp up in revenues and at the same time a drop in R&D. Some good surprises are coming.
Go easy on them. I bought some AKS at $3.90. Only 6,000 shares. Should I sell it?
CDTi every morning trades higher and then at the close, they walk it down. 4 days and the quarter will be up. I don't know if I'm looking forward to it, unless they have some news on testing. I hope that they PR the fleet news, I would expect it to be someone on the east coast with no ties to CA.
Wisconsin took care of business last night. Kentucky looks to good. They open a can of W.A. on WV.
We were all here when you explained why you would not invest in RVM. I don't recall you actually telling Spanspur's about AKS. However the same principle holds true with that investment. So I guess you can say indirectly you warned Spanspur. Dbtunr doesn't have a leg to stand on.
Did you see my info about the Acura ILX advertisement. The NCCA brackets had a large advertisement with video's. This was the right demographics to pitch this vehicle too.
GM testing is what I'm waiting on. Any kind of validation, then watch out. Because a lower float company like this, with news from GM, try and buy some cheap, after that news. Spanspur and dbtunr want a piece of this, they wouldn't be here daily otherwise.
Northern Iowa out. I'm still alive with all four, billy you have three left. Did I call that Villanova would have their hands full!
The brackets relate to CDTi indirectly. Here's why. In the Yahoo Bracket, the main advertisement was the Acura ILX. Right at the top of the page. Everyone who filled out a bracket saw the advertisement and maybe persuaded to test drive in the future. I'm sure Acura bulked up with this vehicle, so maybe CDTi had to see an increase amount of these filter orders in the 1Q. So timing of this ad couldn't of been better and the amount of viewers for this ad, was huge. Look at how many brackets were filled out.
NCAA final four predictions. Maybe we can have something better to discuss. Mine are these four:
Kentucky, AZ, NCST, DUKE
I think Villanova has there hands full in that bracket and Kentucky has a walk to the final four. Wisconsin could sneak in and maybe upset Kentucky. But I had to side with AZ on strength of schedule.
Did Chris give us a hint to things. I pointed out that CDTi had changed the warranty to two years on their site. You found that CARB expects a two year warranty. This cannot be coincidental. It would be nice that CDTi just take their retrofit business in CA and around the country and switch it to installing Durafit filters. They are equipped to do this, all they need is the go ahead. I read the transcript after you mention this and Harris stated that substantially replace the retrofit business numbers. A easy way to do that is start installing our filters at these locations throughout California.
Maybe news on CARB is coming. Did you notice one analyst didn't show up for the conference call. Where was Ivan? I think that's his name. Gave up on this? Hope not. Maybe peeved that Cowan on board.
Nice rebound. Nice call. Don't see this actually green, however the bid has been large blocks from 1PM on. We all want to see the results from testing and if successful, then the sky is the limit. This could be a the real deal. They are going about this in a pragmatic way. They understand what would be required to shift this to mass production and feel the transition with coaters would not be difficult. Once everyone is on the same page.
The engineers will make this call. Once they are on board, the transition will be in one direction.
They have to use this as a way at feeling better about their mistakes. CDTi is making a transition and there are signs that this will have a better ending then AKS and RVM. Meeting in less than an hour. They have some catalyst that analyst can explore. Shed additional light here. I see this as the last opportunity to own this cheap. Bought some more this morning. Let dbtunr have his fun, he still has to wake up to the facts that RVM is down. When will the 10-K be out?
I like that a fleet manager has decided to use durafit. That is great news, when it's announced and who it is? You got to feel for spanspur, he's taking it on the chin with CDTi and AKS. 2104 is now behind us an 2015 and 2016 is ramping up. That's all that matters. Price lower or higher, the key is long term picture and that one looks bright. How would you like to be RVM management, $8M in debt and cash running out fast.
Testing will be completed here and who knows, if they can say that their system is better when starting vehicles up, lower carbon foot print, then we will have the last laugh. Their money is dead. With little hope of anything. The dollar is killing them. Not us. I see this as opportunity, with huge possibilities. They have no hope.
May the luck of the Irish be with us today. It is interesting that they have a conference tomorrow. Maybe they let us in on something real, that they can discuss in greater detail tomorrow at this conference. Timing looks interesting. Still feel we flirt with $2.50 today. Cost cuts and a little surprise on the revenues, could make this a good day to own CDTi.
I'm going on record. We see $2.50 on Tuesday and hold it. If Durafit sells significantly more than $500K in the quarter. Then $3. Print it.
Weird trading at the close. Eleven trades of 100 shares. Are they using this to accumulate?
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Who buys in 100 share increments? We trade up to $2 each morning and the rest of the day they use these 100 share trades to knock it back down. Read your stuff on metallic substrates, good info. What do you think the numbers will come in? Could they surprise the street? In a $2 stock, low float, it doesn't take much to wake the street up.
With the price of RE metals falling, this may be good for margins on Durafit. The dollar strength is helpful to our numbers. Since CDTi does use some of these metals in the filters. This kind of helps, even though our goal is to eliminate their use. Now will CDTi deliver here? This will be the first clean quarter report, where the cost reductions show up. I would also like to see some cost reductions in research, what next could they be working on? The patents are filed, unless testing costs get included here? Selling that asset, apples for apples will be hard to judge. Margins are very important. NO two CEO's, no two CFO's, downsized plants. This should start to show up as less burn rate. I think a $1M loss will be a good first steps, towards showing they can be profitable.
Am I wrong to think that some costs reduction in R&D could show up? I don't know who spouted off a while back about how the costs of setting up inventory for distributors, would impact earnings. I read the last quarters report, they have untapped credit line, for exactly this situation. They have something like $5M to draw from, so as long as companies like CDS and Clean DPF order product, CDTi can borrow against it and then pay down the credit line when they get paid.
Okay, here's where you can find it. If you go to the cdti/durafit website, they have a catalog, you can click on. It's for 2015, on page 4, on the right side, 3/4 of the way down the page, it's states 2 year unlimited mileage. Actually states it twice on that page. This was changed recently from 18 months. When I saw it, I knew I was onto something bigger.
Billy found this weeks ago. Only a few names come up, when you ask the question "where can I buy DPF filters" in the search engines. CDS started carrying the filters in mid December according to their website.
Okay, here it is it again. I'm going to add a word at the end and see it they will allow it.
Advanced testing underway on production models of popular passenger cars and heavy duty vehicles at respected independent vehicle test facilities(added word)
They point out testing in heavy duty vehicles also going on. Could Cummings or someone along those lines, be testing it? We could use some real news.
Do you recall how much warning they give that they will be announcing earnings? I answered your question on Saturday, but yahoo, won't post it. I copied and pasted the info, that they are testing the Spinel technology in large diesel engines along with the GM and Audi testing.
I figure if they don't give us a heads up tomorrow about earnings, then it may go into next week. These annual ones, take longer. I'm assume they are on a calendar year. I also posted Saturday that the Durafit line has changed the warranty info. They increased the warranty from 18 months to 24 months unlimited mileage. I did some addition research and the competitors, only offers a one year warranty and also they limit the mileage they will cover. Whose model would you go with? Durafit two year unlimited mileage or one year limited mileage? Sounds like CDTi believes in their product. I believe this is based on their own testing.