what are you, message board cop? I posted a message, it's a free country. I don't own the place, I own 2000 shares, didn't know there was a minimum required to participate, #$%$.
I bought CPST at .90 because I could afford to lose the investment, but felt like the technology was too good to bust. They have not turned a profit in the approx. 1 year I have owned it, but I did double my money (i only own 2000 shares), on expectations and some improvement in the financial .
Truth is that management has always run this on revenue expectations, not profit discipline. Criticism has been well placed, but the future is undeniably good. So good, I would not be surprised to see a buy out, friendly or otherwise.
I respect the long term holders for their tenacity, but this will not return to the $3.00 level until a profitable O/I (operating income) is maintained for 2 quarters, minimum.
....just my opinion, hope CPST can continue to optimize the supply chain (material costs), control the SGA (too high) and build a profitable enterprise. The stockholders deserve that, the BOD has been too complacent.
Happens every year, wait till 3rd quarter for a dividend hike. In the meantime, share buy-back will support EPS , as well as the restructuring initiatives.
New to CPST in the last 6 months: what is the standard lead time for commissioning a turbine? Seems to me that they need to standardize more, reduce lead times, so revenue from backlog gets efficiently captured, then make more according to demand? (Disclosure: bought 2000 shares at .90).
Cap product revenue is just too small, does not justify the SGA spend of $6.6MM, don't have enough details to determine why it is 23% of product sales, but management should be working that hard. I'll give them another quarter, cause I bought at .90 glta
you really need to exit this stock if you are going to hyper-ventilate over hypothetical 2% upswing in borrowing costs. That ain't gonna happen. Go buy a CD.
I'm talking about increases based on Blue Cross pricing up policies based on "we can get away with it", not Obamacare. obamacare just makes it even worse now for anyone paying their own way, especially families.
The increase you are getting is typical, even before Obama Care effect. The problem is that we were promised reductions across the board, that's never gonna happen.
CFO makes a substantial commitment, everybody knows that ITW is selling Industrial Packaging, there is no insider conflict at all. You could have done the same thing.