Having a inherited trust fund doesn't make you smart. And if what you say about expenditures, then this makes even more sense that they'll be taken over. Its not a fallen knife, hell, everything has been that lately. I'm not going to get into an argument who has more money, its a message board for entertainment purposes only, and I like you taking the other side of the trade. But since you have so much confidence that the stock is going lower, just short it so you can add to your millions. And it really doesn't matter what you say,the stock is going to do what its going to do regardless of what either of us say. i'm going to go with what makes sense and being long here in a shaky market with a nice backlog of 3 billion dollars surely makes sense here, and that first earnings beat and this stock is going to take off like a rocket ship, so we'll see. Its undervalue no matter how you want to look at it, I haven't check the short position, but i'm sure its not too great here at this price.
Knowing something about goodwill doesn't make you an expert or where the company is heading. Maybe you should compare FIREEYE (overvalued cyber security play selling at a much higher multiple than mant) revenue to mant's revenue, you'll notice a big difference. The message board being quiet means the exact opposite of what you think. But ,i guess you don't look at backlog of 3 billion either as meaning anything, and a book-to bill ratio of 1.8, So i guess we are going to differ on opinions. Amazingly, I bump into guys like you all the time on these message boards, knocking cheap companies at low valuations. You guys just can't see what i see. Good luck with your investments, but i can only think you sit on the sidelines a lot more than you invest.
You ever notice whan a message board gets extremely negative on a company, its usually a sign of a bottom.
Just my observation, take it anyway you like. of course, the opposite is true for when a company is making 52 week highs, the message board is alive with all sorts of how awesome the company is doing, and then 6 months to a year later its down in the mud.
Obviousily you guys don't know great value when you see it. A nice dividend, great balance sheet, and selling around book value. then you look at the areas they make money in - .health and defense money, not dependant on the outside world, and of course, a nice cyber security business that every company needs. So a good earnings report and these guys will be off to the races, so just based on valuation the stock price is cheaper than most.
maybe you think apple is great value when apple's best days are behind it and steve jobs isn't waling through the door. I'll take mant at this price over pretty much most stocks. They'll eventually get bot out if they can't get the price to move, its only a matter of time. Also, nobody is on this message board except me, so if you thinkiI'm a cheerleadeer you surely got it wrong. I just like value stocks that pay nice dividends compared to having my money sitting in a money market earning nothing. and it was nice for you to drop in and state " that the stock has underperformed," well i don't know if you've seen the market lately everything is under performing except for a few overpriced stocks.
No insider buys and no buyback announcements, which doesn't give you too much confidence for the next quarter. Maybe when we hit the 7s will see some insider activity. obviousily the stock price hasn't gotten cheap enough for the insiders.
it looks like a nice dividend and last quarter's earnings report is surely holding up the stock price in this tough market, but small caps have already been pretty beaten up prior to this down turned. we are now at the stage where the overvalue stuff is getting kicked to the curb. When the market stabilizes at some point, wall street will flock to dividend and less economic sensitive companies and ones that are close to home. So at some point, as long as they can keep the earnings going we should benefit from all this turbulence.
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Looking at the 10 year chart the low was 27.95 which i think was made in 2011, so today's low of 28.30 could be the bottom. of course if the market takes another leg down based on poor economic conditions, then i guess anything is possible, but if the market just limps along, then, I would say the low has been made. we'll see, I've been wrong completely on this position. Today's action looks like capitulation. The other thing for small caps, we are getting into the period of tax loss selling by institutions and small investors, so thats another negative for the group, but a decent earnings report or outlook would stop the bleeding, along with mother nature's wrath..
i never thought 30 was possible, but the market has a way of humbling you every now and then. This has been my worst performing position. I'm tempted to buy more down here, its a bargain by ant metric you want to use, but sometimes value can get even cheaper . i will say this, anything i've ever bot below book value has work out quite well. PLPC competitors are all at 52 week lows as well, but plpc has the best balance sheet and value of the bunch. The question, are we going into a bear market or is this a correction in a bull market. The funny thing small caps have been getting killed since the beginning of the year and PLPC is being sucked into that vortex. Now with that said, these companies when things turn can easily go up 10 points in a week and make up lost value pretty quick, its just having the guts to buy these things when the market looks the worse, those are the people who make out big when things turn around. I have to give you this one Cat you got it right and i got it wrong.
I was reading that the big communications companies such as Google, Verizon, and AT&T are working on increasing the speed of their broadband, I would think their are some benefits some where for PLPC, along with the aging of the electric grid, the solar market, the demand for electricity, and always the possibility of destructive hurricanes - all growth drivers down the road. And at least they have a buyback out there to snap up cheap shares while they can. Thats my 2 cents for whatever its worth.
When the dust settles, the street will look for companies that are less economic sensitive and who will benefit from lower commodity prices and pay fat divs, and Tis has all those qualities.
Its basically the same old story. Management takes care of themselves while the company has never gained any real traction since what- 2007 or 2008. There's better opportunities elsewhere especially in the small cap area.
Well if this company is going anywhere, this is probably the best buying opportunity you are going to get unless the market implodes, then it probably wont matter much.
Well it can't be a postive. Aerospace is doing well, but companies like catepillar not so much. Expectations are probably low so if the earnings are decent the stock will probably react better than expected, then again, what they say about the next quarter and the backlog will also be a factor in driving the stock either way.