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dickmilde 7 posts  |  Last Activity: Mar 4, 2015 2:03 PM Member since: Jan 2, 2000
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  • dickmilde by dickmilde Mar 4, 2015 2:03 PM Flag

    Go to the SLP web site and select "Events" and then " Conferences ". The SLP scientists will be attending 8 sessions this month... That's averaging 2 per week. There is something new as well...

    "March 7-14 - IEEE Aerospace Conference 2015 in Big Sky, MT. Simulations Plus will be attending and presenting the following papers:
    "Near Real-time Characterization of Unknown Missiles in Flight Using Computational Intelligence"
    "Rapid Calculation of Missile Aerodynamic Coefficients Using Artificial Neural Networks"
    And that's not all... Looking under the " Workshops " section there is a long itinerary all the way into October.
    SLP continues to grow.

  • dickmilde dickmilde Feb 14, 2015 4:31 PM Flag

    There was a lot of discussion at the time that the dividend was being considered. If I remember correctly the general consensus was that investors wanted Walt, the CEO, to use the money and his management skills to grow the company faster instead. I believe that Walt gave that route serious consideration given the fact that he has constantly been in discussions with potential acquisition candidates. The reason that there have not been more business acquisitions is because the criteria that has been set for a good fit makes them very difficult to find. Not only does the business need to " fit " the SLP model but it must also be available at a reasonable price and have promise to add to sales and earnings of the core SLP business. Walt is very conservative, which is evident by looking at the financial results. Prior to the Cognigen acquisition there were only about 23,000 shares issued for growing the business. Still today there is zero debt.
    OK... So why not just hire a bunch of PhDs and tell them to go to work on growing the business. I'm certain that if it were that simple Walt would jump at the chance. The problem is the required set of skills necessary to produce the SLP offerings... A basic requirement is a person with a detailed understanding of chemistry, a serious dose of biology along with the math and analytical skills AND the ability/desire to create software models that produce meaningful results. SLP almost always has employment openings available for engineers and chemists that have the required skills... they are far and few between. And suppose that they could actually come up with a significant number of chemists that posses the required skills... As the saying goes... You can't put 9 women to task to create a baby in one month.
    So... The way to return some of the good results to the share holders is via a dividend. I am confident that even with the dividend payment that SLP will continue to grow as it has in the past.

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  • Go to the SLP web site, click on the investors tab and select "Conference Calls".
    Ted Grasela. the president of acquired company Cognigen, provides an excellent presentation. It's good to see that he has come up to speed in such a short time. He seems to understand the nuts and bolts of the SLP business very well and will certainly make a positive contribution to the continued growth of the combined business. This business combination looks like a good move for SLP and provides an excellent opportunity for continued growth. SLP will be a larger company next year and patient investors should be well rewarded.

  • Reply to

    New products soon to come??

    by dvb6000 Jan 13, 2015 1:27 PM
    dickmilde dickmilde Jan 13, 2015 9:53 PM Flag

    There is a PowerPoint presentation filed at the SEC web site that lists some of the new products they are working on.

  • Reply to

    A big THANK YOU to Walt and hs dedicated staff.

    by dickmilde Dec 29, 2014 4:40 PM
    dickmilde dickmilde Dec 31, 2014 9:54 AM Flag

    I've been invested in SLP since the early 2000's. Split adjusted the shares were around 25 cents. SLP is very consistent in growing sales and earnings, so as long as that continues there shouldn't be a "leveling off" Yes, there will be ups and downs but keep your eye on the big picture.

  • Up 4% today on a good volume increase. That's a good way to get ready for another year of positive results. SLP continues to all the right stuff...The team at Simulations-Plus continues to find ways to make the company more valuable. I expect we will see a larger company next year which should result in a higher valuation.

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