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daniel_299 2 posts  |  Last Activity: May 5, 2015 7:28 PM Member since: Feb 16, 1998
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    Earnings Today

    by daniel_299 May 5, 2015 1:31 PM
    daniel_299 daniel_299 May 5, 2015 7:28 PM Flag

    Interesting report in a different way... I'll take it, or I should say, sell on it. The pain was worth the gain.

    Sentiment: Sell

  • daniel_299 by daniel_299 May 5, 2015 1:31 PM Flag

    Today's report is going to be interesting and perhaps a challenge. Company guidance and analysts suggest 1Q revenues of @23 million and a -.13 per share in earnings. Guidance was of about 70 million in ecommerce revenue. That said a surprise would not be... a surprise. Too many factors could effect results good or not so. What was the extent of new retailers sites enabled to date and prospects ahead especially in Europe. What was the impact of a full quarter from the recent DutyCalculater acquisition (revenue gains minus integration expense)? Lastly, and I think most significant, the impact of dollar on sales. What was the click through ratio? I expect another difficult quarter. This could be the trough quarter however. Signs are of a potential top in the dollar FX issues. If that is the case, tentative admittedly, a headwind could abate and provide some better times ahead.

    Sentiment: Hold

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