High PE could mean investors realize Orbcomm is entering a period of increasing free cash flow as large capital projects are completed.
2,268 followers of Hawkinvest. Article supports Kopin and will draw interest.
It doesn't breakdown the Q results but the whole Yr.
Seems like they made around 17M which appears to be solid sequential growth over last Q.
“2014 was another profitable year with strong revenue growth and a growing cash balance. In addition, our business and its prospects remain strong. We are continuing to focus on completing our fiscal 2014 audit.”
This announcement should soothe some nerves, it seem to me. I guess the difference in the range reveals the amounts in question. About 1.5 M in revs is the limit to what is questionable there.
Net income has a range difference of $1M for the entire year. Either way, there IS net income for the year. So EPS could be say, in the neighborhood of $.03 per share if net income comes in at $1M. If it comes in at the lowest range it would be $.017. If it comes in at the highest range we are talking about $.0458 EPS for the year.
Reviewing this and the excellent comments posted I, for one, will be looking to buy. As I said, the enterprise value and the cash generating capacity will probably be impacted by nill. But now I have the feeling the problem seems specific to a contained area.
For investors, this is bad news but there are some attributes to the company that longs can definitely take some comfort in. We'll more clearly see what the problems are soon enough, hopefully.
The contracts are real and specific about how they generate revenues. All the revenues are likely of the same type that have sustained the company for decades. But how and when you account for revenues can be stipulated by rules. Rules can be misunderstood, open to a variety of interpretations, or flagrantly violated.
Since the CFO was fired, it could have been incompetence or self motivated misrepresentation, which he paid for with his job.
He obviously did not cover his *** by getting approval from the CEO or BOD.
That said, the matter needs clarity as soon as possible. So,until they can make an agreed upon, fact filled statement, it's better to halt trading, IMO.
Today's Pr indicates their ability to secure credit arrangements; they passed the test and came through with flying colors.
In 2007, Orbcomm had 250,000 subscribers. In 2012, 750,00. About a 15% CAGR.
OG2 has 12 x Capacity, 3 x Power Vs. OG1. Larger message sizes. Better battery life. Reduced power consumption.Better coverage.
Orbcomm expects "full commercial service to be available within 60 days of launch".
The company had about $200M investment in OG2 and no ROI. But that all begins to change 60 days from Launch.
OG1 limited the financial metrics attainable by the company. Expect a growth spurt in all metrics, including PPS, over the next few years.
Add to that the ROI from acquisitions. IMO.
from news story 3-52014
Ixia said the financial errors would not affect the total revenue of the company, but would represent a shift of between 0% and 3% of revenue between quarters... errors came via inappropriate assessment of multi-element sales transactions and extensions of payment terms beyond customary terms.
Good point. Some of this news has already been priced in to some extent.. But there will be short term weakness. If it's not too bad, there may actually be a good buying opportunity, once it's out in the open- what happened and so forth.
The audit problems have resulted in the resignation of the CFO. Until we know what the improprieties were, it's hard to value the company way beyond cash value, which is $.63 per share.
But then there are intangible assets that cannot be taken away be misreporting.
For example, they have been in business for decades and have many relationships with transportation authorities and many patents and marketable solutions and they are experts in their field with many contracts in effect that last for years. They also have a pipeline in the 30M range but we'll have to see what the accounting errors were.
I sold my position on 6-27 and gave my reasons why.
If I hadn't, I would not sell this stock if it should ever drop anywhere near $1. But I, for one, would sell right now if I could get over $1.40 or so which might well be had.
There will be a lawsuit on behalf of shareholders, so that's something to keep in mind.
The company will survive this. They have a good cash position and a good strategy for increasing value once a bottom is in, imo. Keep in mind that cash on hand and cash flow are numbers that are hard to manipulate and these numbers will continue to support the enterprise valuation.
With the CFO gone, the CEO should be able to retain credibility and soldier on with strategies for increasing the value of the company. I don't see this effecting relationships with customers. Not at all.
Their debt and cash position are formidable enough.
The company may not have the revenues they have stated nor, probably, the non cash assets they have been reporting. We just don't now how badly they misstated. Bad enough for the CFO to resign but probably not so bad that the EV drops too much lower. It was worth $34M before the accounting crises.
This is why one must own a minimum of 6 to eight stocks, if you are going to invest in micro caps. You can get blindsided by one and you have others to fall back on. There are always opportunities to come back .
T-minus 30 minutes. Weather looks promising for launch at 11:15 a.m. EDT (1515 GMT). Skies are mostly sunny over Cape Canaveral right now, but clouds and showers are expected to form by afternoon.
The chance of flipping a coin heads is fifty %. The chance of picking up a coin and flipping heads 11 times in a row is 1/2 to the power of 11 or 0.00048828125. It's a real small chance.
Falcoln 9's first 11 launches were all successful.
Something about this tells me the odds of any one launch (e.g. the Next one) HAS to be way, way greater than a coin toss.
So , as far as a successful launch goes, the odds are stacked "way, way" to our advantage.
SpaceX on Friday test-fired a Falcon 9 rocket's engine in preparation for the planned 9:21 a.m. Monday launch of commercial satellites from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station.
Air Force meteorologists predict a 70 percent chance of favorable weather during the window running to 11:55 a.m.