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bot_feeder 80 posts  |  Last Activity: 17 hours ago Member since: Sep 13, 1999
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  • You're doin a heck of a job, Harmonic. Better give the execs some more sugar to reward the super performance.

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    Might Finish in the Red

    by coalporter123 Jul 29, 2014 10:19 AM
    bot_feeder bot_feeder Jul 29, 2014 11:12 AM Flag

    I don't hold corporate managements accountable for the short term whims of the investor community.

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    R&D spending dragged down earnings

    by iceplant Jul 29, 2014 9:54 AM
    bot_feeder bot_feeder Jul 29, 2014 10:50 AM Flag

    If they had cash of 800 mil and debt of 200 mil leading to a net cash of 600 mil, then I would be concerned.

    300k of interest obviously represents a very small amount of debt. Whether it involves debt as some sort of lubricant during the product sales to delivery process or whether it is some small debt they have just not bothered to retire, it is too small to matter.

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    by bot_feeder Jul 29, 2014 8:42 AM
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    I would say it ought to be at least valued at an enterprise value to earnings ratio of 10.

  • bot_feeder by bot_feeder Jul 29, 2014 8:55 AM Flag

    Anyone familiar with who are the niche players in advanced packaging that have the "compementary technologies" that Bruno indicated are what KLIC would be interested in obtaining through an acquisition?

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    by bot_feeder Jul 29, 2014 8:42 AM
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    You'd thnk Barrons would do an article one of these weeks touting how cheap KLIC is. But Barrons usually touts value stocks only after they have already gone up a bunch. Maybe once KLIC reaches $20-25 per share, Barrons will "discover" what a value it is and do an article about it.

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    by bot_feeder Jul 29, 2014 8:42 AM
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    Either that or the investment community just wishes Bruno was a more dynamic presenter and didn't say "uh" so much.

  • bot_feeder by bot_feeder Jul 29, 2014 8:42 AM Flag

    I just wonder why the heck the investment community values this stock so low. The only rationale I can think of is that they consider it a low tech business that will gradually be overtaken by higher tech competitors.

    A perception I happen to believe is dead wrong.

  • bot_feeder by bot_feeder Jul 29, 2014 12:59 AM Flag

    8am edt. I don't recall conf calls or press conferences so early in the morning. It's 5am for those of us on the pacific coast.

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    Q3 EPS - 36 cents - Revenues - $175 million

    by coalporter123 Jul 28, 2014 10:23 AM
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    I haven't checked their previous quarterly, but at first glance those numbers look darn optimistic. Hope you're right.

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    Q3 EPS - 36 cents - Revenues - $175 million

    by coalporter123 Jul 28, 2014 10:23 AM
    bot_feeder bot_feeder Jul 28, 2014 10:27 AM Flag

    Where are those numbers from? I don't see a quarterly news release. I would think it would be after trading today or first thing in the morning just prior to the conference call?

  • bot_feeder by bot_feeder Jul 25, 2014 3:49 PM Flag

    Amazon: An amazing company. Can sell an amazing amount of products and can lose an amazing amount of money.

  • bot_feeder by bot_feeder Jul 25, 2014 11:27 AM Flag

    But providing guidance is a way a company can show the investment community that it understands the markets it competes in.

  • bot_feeder by bot_feeder Jul 24, 2014 10:00 AM Flag

    Posted a message but I don't see it here.

    I thought TER would get massacred today, since it looked to me like off hours it was down around 16.2. Anyway, glad it didn't get hammered too badly.

    This is a great company and any hiccups are in my opinion bound to be temporary.

    I would imagine a lot of the Q and A will be: How come the dismal outlook for next quarter?

  • bot_feeder by bot_feeder Jul 24, 2014 9:37 AM Flag

    Opened in high 18.xx. Looking at off hours price I thought it was going to be around 16.20 or so.

    Just goes to show, a company with a great business and excellent balance sheet can have some depressing news and not necessarily get whacked too badly on stock price.

  • bot_feeder by bot_feeder Jul 23, 2014 11:06 AM Flag

    Enterprise value to gross profits ratio about 7, AFTER today's drop. Yahoo shows estimated growth rate going forward of 8%.

    Without even reading their report yet, it doesn't seem very surprising to me this stock dropped. There are a lot of tech stocks sporting EV/GP ratios of 3-4 with projected growth rates going forward of about 10%.

    By that standard, XLNX looks quite expensive.

  • bot_feeder by bot_feeder Jul 21, 2014 11:29 AM Flag

    INFN clearly has some leading edge technology. And they have a good balance sheet.

    However, it appears that does not necessarily make them the winner in this market. CIEN seems to be getting a lot of business lately and even though they lack INFN's pic technology, their expertise in packet switching seems to allow them to provide something pretty competitive at the systems level. On the other hand, their balance sheet is not very good for a tech company so I can't see owning CIEN.

    Another thing that concerns me somewhat is I don't see a steady stream of new customer news announcements like we were seeing a year or so ago.

    Bottom line, while INFN's technology appears to be very impressive, not all the evidence seems to support INFN necessarily being a winner.

    I am an adherent of the Jesse Jackson school of investing: "When in doubt, get out."

    So I sold my INFN. Now that probably means it will skyrocket, since the stocks I was right on the borderline as to whether to own and decided not to have shot up, while the ones I have stuck with have just plodded along.

    But I have to go with what seems to make sense based on the pros and cons. If they show a disappointing quarter and the stock drops a bunch, then I might decide the reward to risk ratio is more attractive once again and I might get back in. If they show a good quarter and the stock goes up, then I will figure the horse is out of the barn and I will need to look for the diamonds in the rough that have not yet been recognized.

  • bot_feeder by bot_feeder Jul 14, 2014 9:19 AM Flag

    One might think HLIT is a good buy in the low 6's, but I have no confidence that this company will get its act together.

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    This Company is complete and utter dogsh1t.

    by concurx2 Jul 8, 2014 12:22 PM
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    They've got excellent products, but if they lack critical mass business-wise, then semiconductor manufacturers are not going to trust that the company will be around for the long haul, and will consider it too risky to buy their products.

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    $33K Profits

    by jeanmandellsvj May 23, 2014 3:49 AM
    bot_feeder bot_feeder Jul 1, 2014 12:53 PM Flag

    I just can't believe all the money I've made in the spam business.

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