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centurycom 860 posts  |  Last Activity: 21 hours ago Member since: Apr 17, 2008
  • centurycom centurycom Aug 31, 2014 8:27 AM Flag

    Never going to do it alone. Unless the moderate Arabs and Allies going the fight it will be too costly to do it alone. I believe what we have in out favor this time is our own oil reserves. Our European Allies are very nervous that we will retreat into isolation and say, you don't want to help, well it's your mess fix it yourself. As far as the moderates Arabs they are afraid of ISIS because they are too radical. #$%$ Iran is afraid because ISIS is Sunni. We need a strong leader who can play all of this out into our favor. The way the US Calvary defeated the Apache were to use Apache scouts to help hunt them down. If it weren't for that we would not been able to find them. Same with the moderate Arabs, but not only find them, if they want to put an end to this, they have to stop clerics that teach the old ways of jihad. Unless that is done it will only continue. It is a way of life for them this constant turmoil. Of course the best option for all concerned would be to get completely off of Saudi oil. After five or six years they would implode. The threat of such would do much to convince them from having their double standard of using their oil money to support terrorist. If Saudi Arabia does not have enough money to pay off their Princes it would cause civil war in their country and a power struggle. We should play on their fears.

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    Capstone Turbine Corporation

    by emmetrush Aug 29, 2014 8:37 PM
    centurycom centurycom Aug 30, 2014 1:51 PM Flag

    Drastic reduction in service calls in the Outback, mates. And the ability to supply electricity economically to the outposts lost from most human civilization. Drill a well, put in a Cappy and they will come to their field of dreams. Satellite TV's, internet, air conditioning, gaming will become a reality to lighten up the most mundane existences .

  • Cappy will be the Levi Strauss of the Black Gold Rush.
    Pioneer is one of our biggest customers. Cha Ching.
    It's going to be a Gas.
    ------------------------------

    "OPEC Panics!
    By Keith Kohl | Saturday, August 30th, 2014
    Keith KohlThe numbers are in, and they do all the talking.

    100 billion barrels of recoverable reserves.

    That's the finding released by the CEO of Pioneer Resources, as reported by the vaunted Oil & Gas Journal.

    It's not just quantity; it's also quality shale. "It's the perfect kind of shale," says geologist Gary Dawson. "It is jet black and brittle... It creates and contains vast quantities of oil and natural gas."

    It's a field that's right here at home in the U.S.A. And there's currently just one company — trading at $1 a share — with a stranglehold on its production."

  • Reply to

    BULLS coming to CPST

    by joeyknows9x9is81 Aug 28, 2014 3:19 PM
    centurycom centurycom Aug 30, 2014 12:49 PM Flag

    I am going to create a new drink at the bar I supply with my money. I am going to call it the "Mollygalore" it will be strong, and potent to make us happily stupid. Every night I will salute you for my good fortunes from being a Cappy long. You can even participate by buying free rounds for the house with money you will give to me.

    "Cheers, everybody thank MollyGalore"

  • Reply to

    BULLS coming to CPST

    by joeyknows9x9is81 Aug 28, 2014 3:19 PM
    centurycom centurycom Aug 30, 2014 12:33 PM Flag

    You are living in the past. Future demands for energy and the obvious endeavors by US oil and gas producers to secure our energy future will do nothing but help Cappy. Cappy has been a small company struggling to stay alive at a time when America wasn't quite ready for it's innovations. Well. America is ready now, and so is the rest of the world. As Opec is finding out. As any prospectus states, "past performance is no indication of future results". Capstone is the future, and the future is now. Those who steer looking backwards are destined to crash and burn.

  • In 1974 driving my TR-4 I passed by cars in long lines at the pumps. Not many wanted a little foreign car then, and GM was the 11th biggest enity, counting countries, in the world. Americans do not like inconvience. How times have changed. Tesla should learn from history. 20 minutes a clip will create long lines.
    ------------------------------------------------

    Tesla Motors Inc. TSLA +2.21% struck a deal to expand its network of charging stations in China with China United Network Communications Corp.—or China Unicom—a telecommunications company.

    The move sent Tesla's shares to a record high on Friday. The stock rose as high as $272 during the day before finishing up 2% at $269.70 in 4 p.m. trading.

    As part of the agreement, Tesla will build 400 charging outlets at China Unicom retail stores in 120 Chinese cities, Tesla confirmed in a statement. These chargers would be similar to the company's level 2 chargers installed at U.S. parking lots and garages, but would use a faster charging rate. In the U.S., Tesla has rolling out similar charging equipment at hotels, resorts and restaurants since the spring.

    In addition, Tesla will build 20 of its high-speed Superchargers at China Unicom retail outlets in 20 cities. Superchargers allows Tesla owners to charge half a car's battery in about 20 minutes, providing a quicker method of recharging for drivers taking longer trips between cities.

    Tesla already has more than 200 charging points nationally across China. According to Tesla's website, the company has 13 existing Superchargers in Asia.

    The lack of public infrastructure in China has been an impediment to its adoption of electric vehicles. However, the central government has recently begun to add incentives for the purchase of electric cars and is considering a $16 billion (100 million yuan) investment in charging infrastructure, according to Bloomberg News.

  • Reply to

    integration to the grid

    by mrcitgo Aug 30, 2014 11:03 AM
    centurycom centurycom Aug 30, 2014 11:42 AM Flag

    Utilities actually pay for any kilowatts sent their way so they are very accomodating to hook-ups. Think about areas like California where they had a history of blackouts, so any help is probably appreciated to keep up with demand.

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    DJ has his stuff together!!!

    by pizzamanoo7 Aug 29, 2014 6:04 PM
    centurycom centurycom Aug 30, 2014 11:35 AM Flag

    He did mention that since he is the CEO he is vulnerable to law suits since he should have inside information, and if he didn't he shouldn't be CEO.

    Even if he made periodic automatic buys he is well aware of Capstones revenue cycles so could the timing of those buys be scrutinized? ( JMO on the last one )

    As far as who the buyer of the of the last dilutive offer was, though I personally am greatful for the great share buying opportunity, I don't see why the buyer cannot be revealed. It seems they are taking great efforts to hide the fact of their identity. Why have form 13 requirements if they can be legally evaded by dispersing disposits to affiliate accounts?
    Apparently, according to DJ's statements, that purchase is not going to be used to short the stock.

  • Reply to

    BULLS coming to CPST

    by joeyknows9x9is81 Aug 28, 2014 3:19 PM
    centurycom centurycom Aug 30, 2014 10:54 AM Flag

    Thanks to DJ for dilution that gave us this great buying opportunity. The company has cash to expand, new contrarian investors will make a ton of money and add a new breed of enthusiasm. Retail shorts, bag holders, have been left vulnerable as those institutional shorts in the know have been retreating. Solidarity among little retail shorts is a shared mirage that will only contribute to their happiness until the end comes suddenly.

    Sentiment: Strong Buy

  • Reply to

    BULLS coming to CPST

    by joeyknows9x9is81 Aug 28, 2014 3:19 PM
    centurycom centurycom Aug 30, 2014 10:36 AM Flag

    "Capstone Turbine: A Strong Order Book And R&D Moves Make It A Smart Investment
    Aug. 28, 2014 5:43 PM ET | About: Capstone Turbine Corporation (CPST)
    Disclosure: The author has no positions in any stocks mentioned, and no plans to initiate any positions within the next 72 hours. (More...)
    Summary

    Capstone Turbine shares took a massive beating after its latest results as the company suffered due to delayed shipment requests.
    Capstone, however, will benefit from its participation in the Bakken shale.
    Capstone is winning new orders at a good pace.
    Capstone's focus on innovation should help it get better in the future.
    Microturbine technology solutions provider Capstone Turbine's (NASDAQ:CPST) results have been disappointing over the past two quarters. The company ended fiscal 2014 on a negative note, and when it reported fiscal 2015's first-quarter results, the story remained the same. Capstone Turbine announced revenue of $23.3 million, down from $24.4 million in the year-ago quarter. It also posted a net loss of $6.8 million, flat from the year-ago period.

    Capstone's results were below expectations, and its shares fell more than 13% after results. Delayed shipment requests for installation and delivery of equipment on project sites led to surplus finished goods at the end of the quarter, and hurt Capstone's results. The fluctuation in the timing illustrate the slowdown of its business on a quarter-over-quarter basis.

    In addition, there was decline in the number of new orders as compared to the previous quarter. Hence, it is not surprising to see that Capstone has dropped massively in the past six months. However, considering the company's expected growth rate over the next five years, it makes sense to take a closer look at Capstone and see whether it is a good buy on the drop......."

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    New Article, but does not appear here. Hmmm.

    by centurycom Aug 29, 2014 8:38 AM
    centurycom centurycom Aug 29, 2014 1:47 PM Flag

    "Fundamental view

    Capstone Turbine is not a profitable company yet. As a result, it doesn't have a trailing earnings multiple. However, the company has a forward P/E of 31.75, which looks impressive considering that its bottom line is expected to grow at a CAGR of 25% in the next five years. The company also has a decent balance sheet with $46.7 million in cash and just $12 million in debt. The liquidity position is also strong as a current ratio of 2.11 shows us.

    Finally, the company's business is gaining traction, evidenced by new order wins. Hence, even though Capstone Turbine has taken a massive hit in the last six months, dropping almost 35%, it can still deliver growth in the long run. As such, investors should consider capitalizing on the stock's weakness"

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    New Article, but does not appear here. Hmmm.

    by centurycom Aug 29, 2014 8:38 AM
    centurycom centurycom Aug 29, 2014 1:44 PM Flag

    Looking beyond the short-term

    "According to management, Capstone's product pipeline is robust due to long-term secular trends due to growth in distributed generation. Capstone had approximately $175.2 million of order backlog at the end of the previous quarter. Further, the company received many new orders from its partners during the quarter. These customers include Seven Turbine Power, PipeLine Supply Company, Brightergy, and many more. The increase in new orders reflects the company's successful efforts to diversify its business.

    Just recently, Capstone received a 5.5 megawatt order to upgrade two sports centers in Russia. All these indicate that Capstone is moving in the right direction, and strong customer diversification will allow it to reduce dependence on any particular source of revenue.

    Capstone is keen on making the most of the mostly untapped Bakken shale play in North Dakota. It is also focused on tapping the oil and gas markets in Oman in the Middle East, coupled with expanding into Finland and Indonesia.

    Opportunity in the Bakken

    Capstone has recently partnered with Vergent Power Solutions for distribution, with the latter handling the Bakken shale play. At present, the Bakken is believed to have emerged as one of the primary sources of oil in the U.S. The drilling and production for new Bakken is concentrated in North Dakota. However, the operations also extend to Saskatchewan, Montana, and Manitoba.

    Bakken produced greater than 10% of the entire U.S. oil production during 2013. There is a projected production of 1 million barrels per day of oil by Bakken in both Montana and North Dakota. Moreover, North Dakota has now become the second-largest oil-producing state in the U.S., and this is good news for Capstone as its turbines will find more demand due to booming oil production."
    continued...

  • centurycom centurycom Aug 29, 2014 1:33 PM Flag

    You are exactly right. No body stands around complaining so much in real life without either leaving, or getting a smack down

  • "NEW YORK, Aug. 19, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- announces that a new market research report is available in its catalogue:

    Global Microturbine Market Forecast and Opportunities, 2019
    Increasing energy demand-supply gap, rising adoption of low emission power generation sources and need to generate power cost efficiently are some of the factors that are accelerating the market for microturbines globally. Further, ability to run on multiple fuels is another key factor which is spurring the demand for microturbines Low power rating microturbines have dominated global microturbine market, with their demand increasing on account of increasing usage in hybrid electric vehicles. Further, R&D initiatives towards enhancing the efficiency of microturbine is expected to provide necessary boost to its demand. Companies such as Brayton Energy and Capstone are the key players which are working towards developing efficient microturbines.

    According to "Global Microturbine Market Forecast & Opportunities, 2019", the global microturbine market is projected to reach USD 396 million by 2019. North America and Europe are the leading microturbine markets, accounting for majority of the share in global market. The demand for Combined Cooling & Heating Power (CCHP) and Combined Heating & Power (CHP) generation technologies is expected to increase significantly due to rising concerns for global warming and depleting natural resources such as coal and oil................

    ....................... Presently, Capstone is the leading player in the global microturbine market and the company is expected to continue its dominance through 2019. "Global Microturbine Market Forecast & Opportunities, 2019" discusses the following aspects of the global microturbine market:

    • Global Microturbine Market Size, Share & Forecast
    • Segmental Analysis - By Power Output
    • Price Point Analysis and Drivers & Challenges
    • Changing Market Trends & Emerging Opportunities"

  • Reply to

    What is unknown with SPEX?

    by mikesayer100 Aug 25, 2014 2:18 PM
    centurycom centurycom Aug 29, 2014 9:23 AM Flag

    One dividend will change all of that, believe me.

  • Reply to

    What is unknown with SPEX?

    by mikesayer100 Aug 25, 2014 2:18 PM
    centurycom centurycom Aug 29, 2014 9:20 AM Flag

    One of the problems this stock has at the moment are these court filings being made by Spherix affiliates. It isn't always obvious that these filings have anything to do with Spherix.
    One dividend will change all of that real fast.

  • Reply to

    What is unknown with SPEX?

    by mikesayer100 Aug 25, 2014 2:18 PM
    centurycom centurycom Aug 29, 2014 9:12 AM Flag

    Exactly, if they are distributing most of the money, believe me I have no problem with that, but if they need to purchase more patents in the future where will the money come from? For the time being, unless Rockstar wants more shares, and there are none available due to the low float, where will those shares come from also? So, it is best to keep our eyes open for those two possibilities.

  • Reply to

    Russian is invading Ukraine.

    by shuck_fatzman Aug 28, 2014 11:11 PM
    centurycom centurycom Aug 29, 2014 9:00 AM Flag

    I think they can take care of a single Russian, but thanks for letting us know, Border Guy. LOL.

  • "Capstone Turbine: A Strong Order Book And R&D Moves Make It A Smart Investment
    Aug. 28, 2014 5:43 PM ET | About: Capstone Turbine Corporation (CPST)
    Disclosure: The author has no positions in any stocks mentioned, and no plans to initiate any positions within the next 72 hours. (More...)
    Summary

    Capstone Turbine shares took a massive beating after its latest results as the company suffered due to delayed shipment requests.
    Capstone, however, will benefit from its participation in the Bakken shale.
    Capstone is winning new orders at a good pace.
    Capstone's focus on innovation should help it get better in the future.
    Microturbine technology solutions provider Capstone Turbine's (NASDAQ:CPST) results have been disappointing over the past two quarters. The company ended fiscal 2014 on a negative note, and when it reported fiscal 2015's first-quarter results, the story remained the same. Capstone Turbine announced revenue of $23.3 million, down from $24.4 million in the year-ago quarter. It also posted a net loss of $6.8 million, flat from the year-ago period.

    Capstone's results were below expectations, and its shares fell more than 13% after results. Delayed shipment requests for installation and delivery of equipment on project sites led to surplus finished goods at the end of the quarter, and hurt Capstone's results. The fluctuation in the timing illustrate the slowdown of its business on a quarter-over-quarter basis.

    In addition, there was decline in the number of new orders as compared to the previous quarter. Hence, it is not surprising to see that Capstone has dropped massively in the past six months. However, considering the company's expected growth rate over the next five years, it makes sense to take a closer look at Capstone and see whether it is a good buy on the drop......."

  • Reply to

    Can anyone help with this question?

    by what_meee_worry Aug 28, 2014 5:24 PM
    centurycom centurycom Aug 28, 2014 7:26 PM Flag

    What does your sister have to say about that?

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