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gorakrishna 29 posts  |  Last Activity: Sep 24, 2014 1:53 PM Member since: Jun 29, 2004
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  • Reply to

    Would be nice to hear from MD or new CFo

    by aussie02 Sep 24, 2014 1:25 PM
    gorakrishna gorakrishna Sep 24, 2014 1:53 PM Flag

    Aussie, et. al.,

    The sell-off is due to the possibility of delisting occurring in the near future.

    While the delisting decision can be appealed, and ultimately pushed back to March 2015, it is discretionary, and it is very possible that the NASDAQ could decide to proceed with the delisting immediately after the appeals process is complete (and from what I understand, that is likely to occur in 4 weeks or less).

    Also, we are getting close to the end of the quarter. By Nov 15th, many institutions must disclose their holdings as of 9/30. I am sure that there are some that don't want to show ADES holdings in their portfolios...perhaps they will buy back in early October.

    The bottom line is that this puppy is cute but dirty. Everyone loves the look of it, but can't stand the stench, so they will watch it, but they won't touch it, pet it, or play with it. Once this puppy has had a good bath, everyone will want a piece. Unfortunately, we just don't know how long that it will take.

    Sentiment: Hold

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    Sentiment: Hold

  • gorakrishna gorakrishna Sep 12, 2014 4:10 AM Flag

    I think it was channel checks...

    Sentiment: Hold

  • gorakrishna gorakrishna Sep 11, 2014 11:34 AM Flag

    halevay, et. al.,

    my guess is that Brean has been doing the equivalent of "channel-checking" by talking to utilities who plan to keep their coal-fired power plants running. they have probably discovered that most of these utes are planning to work with our beloved little hot mess of a company. i see this upgrade as validation.

    Sentiment: Hold

  • Q: "What do you call 1,000 lawyers at the bottom of the ocean?"
    A: "A good start."

    This move shows me that the BOD understands its fiduciary responsibility to its shareholders, and therefore is a good start. Hopefully, this is followed by a stream of good news on the operational side of things.

    Sentiment: Hold

  • gorakrishna gorakrishna Aug 18, 2014 1:15 AM Flag

    You're right, Truman was the one who put us on the slippery slope to the conflict in Vietnam.

    Truman was a Democrat. Oh, and he presided over the start of the Korean War.

    Sentiment: Hold

  • Reply to

    Investor Conferences

    by halevay Aug 12, 2014 11:35 PM
    gorakrishna gorakrishna Aug 13, 2014 12:38 AM Flag

    halevay, I don't think the intent was to only use this presentation for all of the conferences...if there is another deal signed, I am sure that they will update the presentation before the next conference, and file another submission with the SEC.

    Sentiment: Hold

  • Reply to

    Board of Directors and leadership

    by trp11 Aug 8, 2014 1:27 PM
    gorakrishna gorakrishna Aug 11, 2014 11:20 AM Flag

    spot on, halevay. I back you on everything you've said. I hope you travel to the annual meeting, we need to voice our concerns to the BOD in person.

    Sentiment: Hold

  • Reply to

    Finance Committee

    by mercury.buster Aug 4, 2014 12:42 PM
    gorakrishna gorakrishna Aug 5, 2014 3:03 AM Flag

    I doubt that the tax credits will be extended -- this administration is so anti-coal, I don't think that they will do anything to benefit a "dirty" industry. Maybe if the Repbulicans pick up the Senate this fall, then there could end up being a grand bargain, but I think the more likely scenario would be a veto by this president, with the spin that he is "against corporate welfare for polluters"

    Sentiment: Hold

  • Reply to

    Finance Committee

    by mercury.buster Aug 4, 2014 12:42 PM
    gorakrishna gorakrishna Aug 5, 2014 3:00 AM Flag

    Sorry, guys, but I have little faith in this management team to reinvest any cash into something productive. More likely, they will step into a big pile of cr@pola.

    Pay a dividend that distributes most of the cash to patient shareholders. Let us reinvest it as we see fit.

    Just my two cents worth.


    Sentiment: Hold

  • I suspect a deal is closing, and we will see an announcement next week sometime.

    Just a guess.

    Sentiment: Hold

  • gorakrishna gorakrishna Jul 30, 2014 9:53 PM Flag

    the only moron here is you...I dislike the Republicans, but you are nothing but a bleeding heart Dem shill -- just as bad as the brainless tea partiers.

    The President's job is to execute the law. I see nothing wrong with Congress forcing the President to adhere to the law that was passed, even if they were against it. The President plays footloose and fancy-free with the Constitution and the law, enforcing the laws he likes and turning a blind eye to other laws that don't fit his viewpoint or his electorate.

    Sentiment: Hold

  • Reply to

    Etrade to be purchased by Goldman Sachs?

    by herblara Jul 30, 2014 3:23 PM
    gorakrishna gorakrishna Jul 30, 2014 9:49 PM Flag

    I would bet against an Ameritrade purchase of ETFC...AMTD wouldn't know what to do with the bank. Goldman would know exactly how to maximize the loan portfolio, and exploit the trading platform. Can you imagine GS underwritten IPOs being available to GS and ETFC clients only? That would be SWEET.

    Sentiment: Hold

  • gorakrishna by gorakrishna Jul 23, 2014 1:31 PM Flag

    I'm guessing $0.25/share...$0.27/share excluding one-time costs (I am thinking of the termination of the high-cost wholesale funding that they discussed in April on the conf call).

    Hoping for better results than this, but Q2 and Q3 are usually slower than Q4 and Q1 (for the trading business).

    Sentiment: Hold

  • Reply to

    Value of competitor Krillion?

    by fankenguru Jul 22, 2014 9:43 AM
    gorakrishna gorakrishna Jul 22, 2014 10:01 AM Flag

    Flurry and Krillion are not competitors. They perform very different functions. I know this firsthand, as we used Flurry analytics in our mobile apps.

    I do agree that Krillion could be worth hundreds of millions of dollars at some point in the future. But Flurry is not a good comparison.

    Sentiment: Hold

  • gorakrishna gorakrishna Jul 21, 2014 6:51 PM Flag

    liz, that is a very difficult question to answer, because we do not necessarily know exactly how much of those loans were made from wholesale funding sources, and how much were from E*Trade assets. If you assume worst case (100% of loans were funded from external sources), and you stick with your assumption that they get full (original) value for the loans, then the only thing that would drop to the bottom line would be the amount of the remaining loan loss provisions, which I think was around $400 million IIRC. This might be a poor assumption, though, because one of the reasons that ETFC got into the loan-making business was to be able to invest its excess cash into loans that generated better returns than they were getting at the time.

    Sentiment: Hold

  • gorakrishna gorakrishna Jul 21, 2014 3:23 PM Flag

    plus, the company sold $800 million in TDR loans in April (at a slight net gain, according to management conference call)

    Sentiment: Hold

  • gorakrishna gorakrishna Jul 21, 2014 11:30 AM Flag

    "Job creation at record high." - patently false...unless the "record" you are referring to begins in Jan 2009. try looking up the facts at the BLS website.
    "Stocks at record levels." - nominally this is true. but not if you adjust for inflation. and if you are going to give credit for the stock market levels to anyone, then you should be praising Bernanke and the Fed. Easy money policies have pushed the stock markets to new highs -- not for anything that the Obama Administration nor Congress have done.

    The reality is that the Democrats AND Republicans are to blame -- they both suck. They are complicit. But keep drinking the Kool-Aid and spouting half-truths, just like your puppet masters want. You are a slave, you just don't know it.

    Sentiment: Hold

  • great article in Bloomberg about a utility in NH having to import coal from Russia because inventories are low. Apparently, this is a problem across the board. If you do a search, you should find it. Good reading.

    Sentiment: Hold

  • Reply to

    Who benefits with rising interest rates?

    by gatechne Jul 10, 2014 10:50 AM
    gorakrishna gorakrishna Jul 15, 2014 1:31 AM Flag

    No, the sale of the $800 million of the loans was done at a slight gain to the net value of the loans (full amount minus write downs and provisions). They will take in $800 million in cash...I just don't know how it will be deployed (I was speculating that it would be used to reduce liabilities elsewhere on the balance sheet...there is no need for cash at this company right now, we need to eliminate debt to increase EPS).

    Sentiment: Buy

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