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dderrruppp 14 posts  |  Last Activity: Jul 14, 2014 5:22 PM Member since: Jan 13, 2006
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    Tres Amigas Groundbreaking still in 2014

    by avvpc Jul 2, 2014 6:37 AM
    dderrruppp dderrruppp Jul 14, 2014 5:22 PM Flag

    Patent law has nothing to do with this. A banker funds the project. AMSC supplies the cable. If AMSC or someone else has infringed, that company has the liability for the infringing product. There is no claim to dig the wire out of the ground. And the bankers that would have financed the project would not have any risk.

    Sentiment: Buy

  • dderrruppp dderrruppp Jun 28, 2014 10:50 AM Flag

    And, I think it may be just a matter of poorly chosen words. They do state "probability of bankruptcy" and then elsewhere state that 90% is the level at which there should be some caution or in its words "high risk" with a "good chance of bankruptcy." That obviously does not correspond with most folks' perception of a 90% chance of probability. In other words, I do not think that they are using an absolute probability scale here but rather a relative one.

  • dderrruppp dderrruppp Jun 28, 2014 10:44 AM Flag

    Macroaxis is an interesting site. But I think that it must still be working out the kinks. On the front page, it currently lists Sony as having a 46% chance of bankruptcy in the next two years. Sony currently has $18 billion in cash against its $13 billion in debt and its bonds are not trading as junk so that's obviously BS.

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    by dderrruppp Jun 19, 2014 10:29 AM
    dderrruppp dderrruppp Jun 19, 2014 10:34 AM Flag

    The pop appears to be from the initiation of coverage by Craig-Hallum.

  • dderrruppp by dderrruppp Jun 19, 2014 10:29 AM Flag


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    by dderrruppp Jun 13, 2014 6:46 PM
    dderrruppp dderrruppp Jun 18, 2014 11:50 AM Flag

    The patent reads that it claims a mixture of two or more of the following ingredients: Bacopa monniera extract; milk thistle extract, ashwagandha powder, green tea extract, Gotu kola powder, Ginko biloba leaf extract; Aloe vera powder; turmeric extract; and N-acetyl cysteine.

    It seems totally crazy to me that the USPTO let that one fly. It's an extremely broad claim, and I have a hard time believing that if LFVN were to sue for infringement that they'd win.

  • dderrruppp by dderrruppp Jun 13, 2014 6:46 PM Flag

    This is an obvious question to many of you, I know, but, did the TrueScience skin care package replace an existing product?

    Also, I'm perplexed by the website's claim that the "Perfecting Lotion" contains "patented ingredients." I checked the USPTO website, and it lists no issued or pending patents by LifeVantage. Does anyone have any information on this issue?

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    Insider sales

    by carmineconspiracy Jun 11, 2014 6:07 PM
    dderrruppp dderrruppp Jun 11, 2014 7:34 PM Flag

    He needs the money so that he can keep buying cheeseburgers!

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    yaddah...yaddah...yaddah..I get it

    by bralins Jun 6, 2014 4:50 PM
    dderrruppp dderrruppp Jun 9, 2014 4:23 PM Flag

    Or.... perhaps... new products that do not cannibalize existing lines will leverage an existing direct selling network that for the most part shows little connection to the overall market. Questions like which product is the best become less significant than: does this product do what it promises to do? It look to me like LFVN wants to copy HLF's playbook move for move. Myself, I'm much more concerned about competition posed by HLF, NUS, and others. It's also quite likely that new products can be rolled out with relatively little risk. Even if the products don't like up to expectations, it'd be difficult to imagine that they will not be accretive given the direct selling model.

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    yaddah...yaddah...yaddah..I get it

    by bralins Jun 6, 2014 4:50 PM
    dderrruppp dderrruppp Jun 6, 2014 5:41 PM Flag

    I almost agree. I think that it's hard to divorce marketing from sales -- though some might prefer it to be that way. On a related note, the market sure didn't voice any confidence on the news of LFVN's new buyback provision. I believe the stock fell about 4% on the same day. That's just wacko.

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    No visibility

    by redbullfish Jun 3, 2014 5:23 PM
    dderrruppp dderrruppp Jun 3, 2014 5:59 PM Flag

    Ha! Where is Montel Williams when you need him?

    I think that Dionne Warwick might be available. Let's just hope that she didn't sign a non-compete provision in her employment contract with the Psychic Friends Network that covers all marketing to yo-yos.

    How about they just grow the business the old-fashioned MLM way.

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    Strongest quarter in company history.

    by stemce753 May 6, 2014 4:52 PM
    dderrruppp dderrruppp May 16, 2014 9:53 AM Flag

    Well there are two versions here.

    One version is where the distributors are buying product that they cannot and will not consume to move higher up the pyramid.

    The other version is where the company lets everyone call himself a distributor so that he can save $15 on a $175 purchase, but that it's a product that is actually consumed by a person named a distributor but that's really just a customer looking to save less than 10%.

    These two are not the same.

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    Strongest quarter in company history.

    by stemce753 May 6, 2014 4:52 PM
    dderrruppp dderrruppp May 8, 2014 11:15 AM Flag

    What evidence do you have that the new skin care products are selling well? Is it anecdotal or something else?

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    by barrygeo May 2, 2014 6:03 PM
    dderrruppp dderrruppp May 2, 2014 6:30 PM Flag

    new subscribers? no, no, that's not it.

    is it click views?.... no ... that doesn't sound right either.

    is it non-gaap free cash flow? non-gaap click views? non-gaap, good karma??

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