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esuntexas 4 posts  |  Last Activity: Sep 15, 2014 10:16 PM Member since: Mar 22, 2008
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  • esuntexas by esuntexas Sep 15, 2014 10:16 PM Flag

    This take down got me thinking, speculating actually. It appears someone out there is intentionally trying to keep the shares down until funding. No, not daytraders or shorting dudes; but rather, something is cooking, I guess. Could there be a potential for M&A for this?. It seems to be a fit for Rooms to Go, RAC, or others to acquire at this ~1B price tag. Why not, with added revenue and profit margin. Diversify and prosper! JMHO

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    One important aspect of the business model

    by esuntexas Sep 10, 2014 9:25 PM
    esuntexas esuntexas Sep 11, 2014 6:04 PM Flag

    I see your point also, if all the Conn's sold products require some sort of bailouts by the government thus us at the end. However, being a $1B company, I just don't think the gov't deems it as systematically important company as to BAC or GS:) But on a serious note, I wanted to add to my position today, but chickened out. No one really knows the day-to-day movement of this one stock. But I just felt one the longer term, (3-12 months) perhaps, it will recovered to around 48 ~ if the Fed does not signal tightening too aggressively next week.

    Sentiment: Buy

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    One important aspect of the business model

    by esuntexas Sep 10, 2014 9:25 PM
    esuntexas esuntexas Sep 11, 2014 12:25 AM Flag

    Agreed that day-to-day stock fluctuation is hard to predict; however, the top three things I saw in Plano were 1). They seem to have the items in stock now. With China loosening credit again, I see PCI in China going way up in the next three months, right before our after-Thanksgiving sales. So the fact the stores have the stuffs now is a good sign for the most important quarter for retailers 2). I first went into the Beltline store (since closed down) four years ago, when there was not profits for CONNS to speak of, and I must say the store I visited a few days ago in Plano is a lot better and more enticing for shoppers. The products stocked there in my opinion are of Costco levels. Like I said, the prices are relatively high, but the quality definitely is there.
    3). The best indicator of all time imho is employee morale. I spoke to a senior part-timer there, and he patiently spoke with me for around 60 minutes, even though I bought nothing on that weekday. Sales there were cheerful, hopeful, and helpful to the customers, and to me that seems to be business on a path of growth and stronger profitability. Cheers!

    Sentiment: Buy

  • I went into a store on the same day the stock hit 27. I felt the sales people there was motivated and the store was kept top notched. I only purchase a few hundred shares but intend to hold them for a few years. One important aspect of their business model other than the finance side is that the prices there are full prices. I observed around 20 to 25 percent higher than Amazon or Ebay for sure. As such, incremental profits can be generated from the performing loans (90 percent) to cover for the bad debts easily. I believe a lot of people still don't understand the model fully. You see, people who currently do not have money but want the products or need the products will be willing to pay above market and borrow to obtain the products in the present. Because when you count the time value of money, and instantaneous enjoyment of the products it is a win-win for the stores and the patrons. This is Americanism. Guys, this is the same model for credit card companies. Nothing is wrong, and the default rates are really manageable, and the patrons are getting the products they want at a price that is high, but not unusually high.

    Sentiment: Buy

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