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bottomsupinvestor 69 posts  |  Last Activity: Apr 30, 2016 7:21 AM Member since: Nov 19, 2007
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  • Reply to

    All this Rift nonsense

    by zeroletdown Mar 31, 2016 11:21 AM
    bottomsupinvestor bottomsupinvestor Mar 31, 2016 3:08 PM Flag

    Be careful of what you say on this board. You can get strung up if you don't believe HIMX is in every electronic device know to man regardless of how long you are.

  • bottomsupinvestor bottomsupinvestor Mar 10, 2016 8:47 PM Flag

    The water torture here has been the earning report each quarter after quarter after quarter after quarter ... bad numbers due to loss of a major customer ... higher start up costs due to product ramp up ... new programs galore but sale numbers stagnate even with acquisitions that are supposed to use new math of 1+1=3. I am long and it will eventually happen but the reports and CCs have been the worst water torture for me.

  • bottomsupinvestor bottomsupinvestor Apr 7, 2016 3:30 PM Flag

    If we hit 3 buck earnings as geezer mentioned, a 20 pe multiple puts it at $60. I don't think a 20 multiple is at all unreasonable. I lightened up a few shares at the last spike but bought most back at a cheaper price. With this added pre-announcement info, I should be holding again for awhile. It certainly doesn't look overpriced.

  • Reply to

    OT: Stock Contest - Week 12

    by bottomsupinvestor Mar 12, 2016 8:30 PM
    bottomsupinvestor bottomsupinvestor Mar 12, 2016 8:35 PM Flag

    Wow, CBK a double.

    kennyfrom CBK 111.90
    bma1007 AOI 47.05
    bodybag2006 BIOS 41.03
    shiftsuper175607 PGH 36.39
    b_fr_nk NAII 26.94
    uptabdowntab NWY 16.74
    bma1007 SHLO 10.37
    gptour7 AXTI 7.37
    gptour7 AA 3.14
    uptabdowntab BP 1.33
    S&P500 GSPC 0.83
    bottomsupinvestor NAVI 0.42
    pullinup FIVN 0.00
    shiftsuper175607 RKUS -4.29
    b_fr_nk KTCC -5.05
    bottomsupinvestor WSCI -5.74
    jazz9292 ONCS -6.28
    bodybag2006 EVOL -6.85
    bma1007 CAI -6.90
    bottomsupinvestor TNP -8.11
    gptour7 SKUL -8.80
    rdy2retire PEGA -9.33
    rdy2retire KERX -10.59
    shiftsuper175607 BLX -12.56
    b_fr_nk MIFI -13.89
    bodybag2006 IFON -17.52
    uptabdowntab BAC -17.72
    kennyfrom RTK -18.27
    kennyfrom IMN -25.29
    pullinup QUNR -28.18
    jazz9292 ATRS -30.94
    rdy2retire ACAD -40.09
    pullinup OPHT -43.75
    jazz9292 HTBX -62.74

  • Reply to

    OT: Stock Contest - Week 12

    by bottomsupinvestor Mar 12, 2016 8:30 PM
    bottomsupinvestor bottomsupinvestor Mar 12, 2016 8:35 PM Flag

    I forgot to mention next week is the last week to go.

  • Reply to

    Food for thought:

    by glhsken Mar 31, 2016 4:10 PM
    bottomsupinvestor bottomsupinvestor Apr 5, 2016 3:39 PM Flag

    "This is also taking into account only LCoS"

    Just thinking the same thingl. I assume controller products for the VR/AR space would be made elsewhere and wouldn't have capacity constraints.

  • bottomsupinvestor by bottomsupinvestor Mar 12, 2016 8:30 PM Flag

    Big changes is the standings. Bodybag was right in hoping for a quick end to the contest. Kennyfrom has shot up to the top and bodybag2006 drops to 4th. Most of us are now in positive territory. Unfortunately, I am not one of them.

    kennyfrom 22.78
    bma1007 16.84
    shiftsuper175607 6.51
    bodybag2006 5.55
    b_fr_nk 2.66
    S&P500 0.83
    gptour7 0.57
    uptabdowntab 0.12
    bottomsupinvestor -4.48
    Group Average -4.95
    rdy2retire -20.01
    pullinup -23.97
    jazz9292 -33.32

  • Reply to


    by hieronymous_blat Feb 9, 2016 5:49 PM
    bottomsupinvestor bottomsupinvestor Feb 9, 2016 6:46 PM Flag

    I am not one to be backing up b_fr_nk but the report and balance sheet looks butt ugly. No doubt dilution ahead and big headwinds to battle.

  • bottomsupinvestor bottomsupinvestor Mar 6, 2016 9:18 AM Flag

    The two unfortunate things about nominating Trump is that this one man will live up to the incorrect stereotypes such as republicans can't be non racist, republicans are about unfair big business, republicans are corrupt, republicans don't care about the less fortunate, etc. As such, he will do much damage to the image of the party and rightly so.

    The second thing is that he won't win the general election. He has many achillies heels some of which we may not yet be aware. While, he will have a core of stong followers, his strong language will offend just as many. It would end with him making inflammatory conspiracy claims as why he did not win.

  • Reply to

    Annual and Q4 results

    by shiftsuper175607 Feb 18, 2016 8:52 AM
    bottomsupinvestor bottomsupinvestor Feb 19, 2016 8:07 AM Flag

    It seems to me that the market had these results priced into their expectations as shown by the recent weakness. Some of the weakness is from the overall market of course.

  • bottomsupinvestor by bottomsupinvestor Feb 14, 2016 12:11 PM Flag

    Bodybag is positive followed by the S&P and a much improved b_fr_nk.

    bodybag2006 1.34
    S&P500 -7.02
    b_fr_nk -7.75
    shiftsuper175607 -10.02
    gptour7 -12.77
    uptabdowntab -16.25
    jazz9292 -17.19
    Group Average -17.95
    bottomsupinvestor -23.73
    kennyfrom -28.04
    bma1007 -28.09
    pullinup -30.07
    rdy2retire -34.96

  • Reply to

    OT: Stock Contest - Week 7

    by bottomsupinvestor Feb 14, 2016 12:11 PM
    bottomsupinvestor bottomsupinvestor Feb 15, 2016 12:25 PM Flag

    Misprint. That should be week 8

  • bottomsupinvestor by bottomsupinvestor Feb 28, 2016 3:41 PM Flag

    Standing are not much different. Thankfully, only 3 more weeks to go.

    bodybag2006 20.67
    b_fr_nk 11.70
    S&P500 -2.87
    shiftsuper175607 -6.16
    gptour7 -6.81
    Group Average -10.09
    uptabdowntab -12.14
    bma1007 -12.63
    bottomsupinvestor -13.52
    kennyfrom -21.72
    pullinup -22.77
    rdy2retire -28.84
    jazz9292 -30.46

  • bottomsupinvestor by bottomsupinvestor Feb 6, 2016 9:37 AM Flag

    It's official!!!! We are all in negative territory!!! At least bodybag is close to break even and is heartily leading the group followed by our arch nemesis S&P.

    bodybag2006 -0.94
    S&P500 -6.26
    uptabdowntab -7.53
    gptour7 -9.68
    shiftsuper175607 -10.98
    jazz9292 -12.21
    Group Average -14.76
    bottomsupinvestor -15.24
    bma1007 -15.83
    b_fr_nk -17.59
    kennyfrom -23.15
    pullinup -24.28
    rdy2retire -33.30

  • bottomsupinvestor by bottomsupinvestor Mar 19, 2016 3:09 AM Flag

    Congratulations to the new comer bma1007 who has snuck up during the last week to take the first place gold medal. Nice job!!! Kennyfrom is a close second followed by shiftsuper175607 who is also has a strong double digit return. B_fr_nk ekes out two others for the runners up fourth place.

    In the end, the S&P ended up a couple of percent after the negative start. Most of the contestants beat the average even though the group average lagged. That is most certainly a better picture than when the S&P500 was actually leading the contest or at least a major contender.

    Thanks the everyone's participation!!! We will do it again.

    bma1007 24.81
    kennyfrom 21.47
    shiftsuper175607 16.80
    b_fr_nk 7.80
    uptabdowntab 7.73
    bodybag2006 6.70
    S&P500 2.20
    gptour7 0.07
    Group Average -2.35
    bottomsupinvestor -3.80
    rdy2retire -20.96
    pullinup -26.03
    jazz9292 -36.66

  • bottomsupinvestor bottomsupinvestor Mar 30, 2016 3:26 PM Flag

    I have sold and bought some share opportunistically over the years. I just checked and I have about the same number of shares today as I had at the end of 2011 so I have done well on this one.

  • Reply to

    First Quarter Report;

    by skiplarson98 Feb 4, 2016 11:10 PM
    bottomsupinvestor bottomsupinvestor Feb 5, 2016 8:53 PM Flag

    I just listened to the call and read the report. It was a great quarter as I expected. It sounds like business a usual going forward however with fewer shares outstanding helping earnings due to the recent buyback. Also, the opportunity for what it sounds like 3 larger orders may provide some upside and good numbers for 2016. This is a nice holding. I like the way management uses debt. They us it when needed and for a specific purpose and then promptly pay it off. They are probably one of the best management teams of my holdings.

  • Reply to

    O.T. MCZ

    by shiftsuper175607 Feb 8, 2016 3:07 PM
    bottomsupinvestor bottomsupinvestor Feb 8, 2016 4:15 PM Flag

    Yes, the most popular the previous contest had no takers on this one. I sold the vast majority of my shares before today but still hold a few. I could not put any trust into the contradiction of saying the company had adequate funding and then were looking to sell shares one quarter later. When a company does something that is a total contradiction, I can't believe anything management says.

  • Reply to

    OT: Stock Contest - Week 7

    by bottomsupinvestor Feb 6, 2016 9:37 AM
    bottomsupinvestor bottomsupinvestor Feb 6, 2016 9:39 AM Flag

    Kennyfrom is expanding his lead on both end of the spectrum. Our KTCC is about break even after what many feel was a good report which is good in this market.

    kennyfrom CBK 32.54
    bma1007 AOI 11.50
    gptour7 AXTI 10.76
    bodybag2006 IFON 5.84
    shiftsuper175607 PGH 2.82
    jazz9292 HTBX 1.88
    uptabdowntab BP 1.03
    b_fr_nk KTCC 0.13
    bodybag2006 BIOS 0.00
    uptabdowntab NWY -0.88
    bottomsupinvestor WSCI -5.45
    S&P500 GSPC -6.26
    bodybag2006 EVOL -8.65
    b_fr_nk NAII -9.02
    pullinup FIVN -9.14
    gptour7 AA -12.03
    shiftsuper175607 BLX -13.46
    jazz9292 ATRS -14.29
    bottomsupinvestor TNP -20.06
    bottomsupinvestor NAVI -20.22
    bma1007 SHLO -21.58
    shiftsuper175607 RKUS -22.32
    uptabdowntab BAC -22.73
    rdy2retire PEGA -23.35
    jazz9292 ONCS -24.22
    gptour7 SKUL -27.77
    pullinup QUNR -30.00
    pullinup OPHT -33.71
    rdy2retire KERX -34.01
    bma1007 CAI -37.41
    kennyfrom RTK -38.78
    rdy2retire ACAD -42.55
    b_fr_nk MIFI -43.89
    kennyfrom IMN -63.21

  • Reply to

    Q4 dividend declared $0.385, no change

    by shiftsuper175607 Jan 28, 2016 5:59 PM
    bottomsupinvestor bottomsupinvestor Feb 4, 2016 6:22 PM Flag

    I thought it was only the 4th also. My brokerage software confirms that the Nov of 2015 was in fact the 4th payment at 0.385 and the next will be the 5th. Maybe the company got confused like a lot of us too :),

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