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hanako808 30 posts  |  Last Activity: Mar 7, 2014 2:13 PM Member since: Dec 22, 2011
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  • Reply to

    One simpe question where are the finanicals

    by finanalyst13 Mar 3, 2014 8:55 PM
    hanako808 hanako808 Mar 7, 2014 2:13 PM Flag

    The company's year-end recently changed to December 31st. Financials should be out March 30th.

  • hanako808 hanako808 Mar 5, 2014 10:41 PM Flag

    It should be a positive. It will attract more attention and analysts from the larger institutions will begin to look at Elite and provide us with more information on Elite's future prospects.

    A higher price will allow those companies whose investment policies prevent them from investing in "pennies" to establish a position in Elite if their analysis shows them what many shareholders see.

    It will also provide them with more options in obtaining more favorable terms for financing further R&D etc.

    Sentiment: Strong Buy

  • hanako808 hanako808 Feb 14, 2014 8:28 PM Flag

    Earnings will be released March 31st per IR.

  • Reply to

    Bowser report

    by suadela24 Feb 10, 2014 4:34 PM
    hanako808 hanako808 Feb 11, 2014 1:45 PM Flag

    KRED is company that produces a health-type drink. The company is currently being heavily promoted (pumped) and the price is subject to being inflated (price "exploded" from $0.70 to $1.30 then fell back to $0.77 in a few days). Currently trading in the $0.90's. The financials should be out March 31st to help with your DD

  • hanako808 by hanako808 Feb 7, 2014 2:12 PM Flag

    Taste - Just my opinion/impression

    Kona Red Regular (Red Bottle)- Dark Red kinda like a red wine. Taste is ummm different. Not sweet and not bitter. Very slight coffee taste

    KonaRed Lite (White Bottle) - Lighter color. Taste is close to prune juice but not exactly.

    KonaRed - Coconut Water (Blue Bottle). Looks like a cola with a very very light coconut water taste, slight hint of coffee. Left some residue like coffee grinds but did not taste like it.

    Jamba Jucie - Kona Blast smoothie - Similar to their other fruit smoothies..berry taste. I liked it.

    Jamba Juice - Kona Berry Bowl. I really liked this. It is Kona Blast smoothie in a bowl topped with granola and sliced bananas. I will be ordering this again.

    I have not tried the KonaRed - Green Tea yet.

    The bottles were kind of pricy at $4.49 - $4.99 per bottle regular price. Purchased at CVS/Longs and Times Supermarket.
    The company offers a monthly subscription on their website and the cost comes out less than $2.00/bottle before shipping.

    I ordered the KonaRed Powder and will try it in my morning drink and maybe on some popcorn.

    There seems to be a lot of potential for this company but the intense pumping of the stock.....I will watch it for now. IR says year-end financials should be out March 31st.

    Posted this on iHub but that board is over run by pumpers

  • Reply to

    No brainer buy this morning?

    by cubbies622 Dec 3, 2013 9:36 AM
    hanako808 hanako808 Dec 4, 2013 10:34 PM Flag

    It seems that SoftBank plans to hold onto their Alibaba Shares.

    SoftBank Plans to Keep Alibaba Stake as Public Listing Looms
    By Mariko Yasu, Takashi Amano & Yusuke Miyazawa - Nov 5, 2013 11:19 PM GMT-1000
    SoftBank Corp. (9984) said it plans to keep its stake in Alibaba Group Holding Ltd. if China’s largest e-commerce company proceeds with what may be the biggest initial public offering since Facebook Inc.

    The Tokyo-based wireless carrier holds about 37 percent of Alibaba, Yoshimitsu Goto, SoftBank’s general manager for finance, said in an interview. SoftBank hasn’t told Alibaba when to hold an IPO or where to hold it, Goto said.

    “Alibaba is among the most important companies in our group, so our plan is to hold the stake for a long period of time,” Goto said. “What’s important for us as a shareholder in Alibaba is that the company continues increasing its enterprise value. An IPO is just a passing point to do that.”

    Alibaba is considering an IPO that could value the Hangzhou-based company at $190 billion, analysts at Sanford Bernstein said last month as the e-commerce company more than doubled second-quarter net income to $707 million.

    That potentially values SoftBank’s stake at $70 billion. SoftBank would have to discuss any decision about its Alibaba stake with the Chinese company’s management, Goto said.

    He declined to comment on whether Alibaba earnings are reflected in SoftBank’s consolidated statements.

    Alibaba IPO

    Earnings at Alibaba aren’t yet consolidated to SoftBank’s financial results and profit contribution by the Chinese company will probably start next fiscal year to compensate for losses stemming from Sprint, Daisaku Masuno, an analyst at Nomura Holdings Inc., said last month.

    Alibaba is moving toward an IPO in the U.S. after talks with Hong Kong’s exchange broke down following management’s proposal to keep control in a share sale, two people familiar with the matter said in September. Alibaba will go public in 2014, people with knowl

  • Reply to

    No brainer buy this morning?

    by cubbies622 Dec 3, 2013 9:36 AM
    hanako808 hanako808 Dec 4, 2013 4:08 PM Flag

    I don't believe the only reason to own SoftBank is for Alibaba although most of the new investors do. Will you sell SoftBank after the IPO?

    I like SoftBank's medium to long-term goals.

    Here is SoftBank Corp's Group Structure (%'s are voting rights)
    Major Susidiaries:
    SoftBank Mobile Corp 100% (core company)
    SoftBank BB Corp 100% (core company)
    SoftBank Telecom Corp 100% (core company)
    Sprint Corp 80.23%
    eAccess, Ltd. 33.3%
    Willcom Inc 100%
    Wireless City Planning Inc 33.3%
    Yahoo Japan Corp 42.5% (core company)
    Gung-Ho Online Entertainment 58.5%
    Major Affiliates
    Alibaba Group Holding, Ltd 36.7%
    Renren inc 34.1%

    Fun Fact: Among many of their other investments they own the Fukuoka Softbank Hawks, a professional baseball team in Japan (shareholders are owners of a professional baseball team). 4th place 73W 69L 2T in 2013

    Finally, there should be a dividend of 20 yen per SFTBF share and 10 yen per SFTBY share. About $ 0.20 USD and 0.10 USD per share before the foreign tax withholding.

  • Reply to

    When is the Alibaba IPO?

    by jbpsb1 Dec 4, 2013 10:09 AM
    hanako808 hanako808 Dec 4, 2013 12:28 PM Flag

    Alibaba hasn't decided where and when it might list. Many believe it will be in 2014.

    If it lists in the USA will you look at buying the stock directly? Will an ADR need to be created for it?

    There is certainly a lot of hype surrounding this company and event.

    Sentiment: Strong Buy

  • Reply to

    When is the Alibaba IPO?

    by jbpsb1 Dec 4, 2013 10:09 AM
    hanako808 hanako808 Dec 4, 2013 12:08 PM Flag

    From the Softbank web site:
    Alibaba Group Holding Limited
    Share of voting rights
    (as of March 31, 2013)

    Regarding Softbank and Sprint, this article from the Kansas City Businees Journal is very interesting.

    Is SoftBank trying to buy all of Sprint?

    Alyson RaletzReporter- Kansas City Business JournalEmail
    More than a two-thirds ownership in Sprint Corp. may not be enough for SoftBank Corp.

    A new scenario laid out in a Securities and Exchange Commission filing requires SoftBank to go all in — or at least try if certain dominoes fall.

    A recent change in the certificate of incorporation for Overland Park-based Sprint (NYSE: S) indicates SoftBank "must tender offer" to buy the rest of Sprint shares if SoftBank's ownership exceeds 85 percent. That's only 5 percent away from SoftBank's current Sprint stake, including its controlling interests.

    "In such an event, SoftBank may, but is not obligated to, cause New Sprint to effect a merger or other business combination to acquire the New Sprint Common Stock not owned by SoftBank or its controlled affiliates," according to the SEC filing.

    MORE INFORMATION: See the filing

    A SoftBank spokeswoman didn't immediately respond to requests for an interview on the filing language.

    The Tokyo-based wireless carrier, which bought a 78 percent stake in Sprint in June for $21.6 billion, slowly has been upping its stake.

    SoftBank's ownership of Sprint reached 80.1 percent earlier this week after a series of small stock transactions. The breach of the 80 percent ownership threshold is expected to provide SoftBank with some tax benefits.

    Sentiment: Strong Buy

  • Reply to

    No brainer buy this morning?

    by cubbies622 Dec 3, 2013 9:36 AM
    hanako808 hanako808 Dec 3, 2013 10:33 PM Flag

    Interesting comment about after hours trading. SFTBY trading in the US is like the after hours trade for the TSE.

    9984 (SFTBF) opened Dec 4th on the TSE at 8420 Yen which would be approximately $41.27 for the SFTBY (conversion at $1 = 102.5 JPY)

    Recent Price: (Trade Time) 8,470 (11:30) Net Change (%) -170 (-1.96%)
    Open 8,460 Previous Close 8,640
    High 8,630 Low 8,420
    Year's High (Date) 8,660(2013/12/03) Year's Low (Date) 2,882(2013/01/24)
    Volume 16,967,800 Turnover 144,542,024,000
    Market Capitalization 10,373,705,553,600 Shares Outstanding 1,200,660,365
    Trade Unit 100

    Sentiment: Strong Buy

  • Reply to

    please help

    by scuola900 Nov 7, 2013 1:32 PM
    hanako808 hanako808 Nov 11, 2013 5:31 PM Flag

    SFTBF is the equivalent of the TSE (Tokyo Stock Exchange) traded shares for 9984 (Japanese ticker) regular Softbank shares.

    SFTBY is equivalent to 1/2 of the Softbank regular shares: 1 SFTBF = 2 SFTBY shares

  • Reply to

    Anybody here for allibaba

    by appleisgod2011 Sep 4, 2013 12:00 PM
    hanako808 hanako808 Sep 27, 2013 10:53 PM Flag

    Softbank shares moving today. Yahoo has been moving for a couple of days now..
    I have both ordinary and ADR shares.

    Sentiment: Hold

  • Reply to

    Other buyout possibilities

    by hanako808 Oct 19, 2012 8:55 PM
    hanako808 hanako808 Dec 28, 2012 11:57 AM Flag

    That would be nice if it happened but I don't think Masayoshi Son would be part of the deal unless he would run Apple.....that would be very good. Softbank sells the iPhone in Japan.

  • CNETNewsMobileSoftbank chief: We're open to other deals
    by Don Reisinger |October 19, 2012 6:03 AM PDT

    Softbank CEO Masayoshi Son is ready and willing to entertain other buyout possibilities in the U.S., he has reportedly confirmed.

    Speaking to The Wall Street Journal in an interview published yesterday, Son said that he isn't yet willing to rule out other acquisition deals, though he didn't specifically cite any company that might be in his crosshairs. Sprint CEO Dan Hesse, who was also present at the interview, told the Journal that at some point in the future, he could see his company merge with T-Mobile.

    Softbank announced earlier this week that it would pay $20.1 billion to take a 70 percent stake in Sprint. The move should help stabilize the ailing U.S. carrier and give Son his much-desired U.S. foothold.

    That announcement came just days after T-Mobile owner Deutsche Telekom announced that it had inked a merger deal with regional carrier MetroPCS. That move would bolster T-Mobile's business, Deutsche Telekom has claimed. However, MetroPCS investors are reportedly not too happy about the deal, which includes $1.5 billion in cash and a 26 percent stake in the combined firm.

    "The process leading to the proposed acquisition was tainted by conflicts, tilted towards T-Mobile and driven entirely by the board and company management, who together control 15.4 percent of PCS' outstanding stock and seek liquidity for their illiquid holdings," shareholders argued in a lawsuit filed earlier this week in Dallas.

    Is that reported shareholder unrest an opportunity for Son and Softbank? Perhaps. MetroPCS hasn't merged with T-Mobile yet, potentially giving Softbank the opening it needs to steal the company out from under Deutsche Telekom. If that doesn't happen, it's possible several other small carriers might be on Softbank#$%$ list, including MetroPCS competitor Leap Wireless.

    "We shouldn't rule out any opportunity or alternative," Son told the Journal.

  • Friday, September 14, 2012 8:57 AM PDT
    KDDI, Softbank unveil iPhone 5 retail prices, subscription plans
    The Japan Times Fri, 14 Sep 2012 08:48 AM PDT
    KDDI Corp. and Softbank Mobile Corp. unveiled Friday retail handset prices and subscription plans for Apple Inc.'s iPhone 5 as they started taking orders ahead of its Sept. 21 launch. KDDI, operator of the AU mobile phone network, and Softbank will both offer the 16-gigabyte model effectively for free under certain conditions, including a two-year contract.

  • Friday, September 14, 2012 8:57 AM PDT
    KDDI, Softbank unveil iPhone 5 retail prices, subscription plans
    The Japan Times Fri, 14 Sep 2012 08:48 AM PDT
    KDDI Corp. and Softbank Mobile Corp. unveiled Friday retail handset prices and subscription plans for Apple Inc.'s iPhone 5 as they started taking orders ahead of its Sept. 21 launch. KDDI, operator of the AU mobile phone network, and Softbank will both offer the 16-gigabyte model effectively for free under certain conditions, including a two-year contract.

  • Reply to

    United States of AMArica

    by aquasun70 Sep 7, 2012 2:08 AM
    hanako808 hanako808 Sep 7, 2012 5:37 PM Flag

    Our economy needs to improve as government inaction could lead to civil unrest.
    However our Government will protect us. Besides the military and police departments the other agencies will help: Over the past couple of years till today they have been getting ready.
    National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) - 46,000 rounds of hollow point bullets
    Social Security Administration – 174,000 of hollow point bullets
    Department of Homeland Security (SS dba DHS) – 450,000,000 rounds of - 40 caliber hollow point bullets plus additional 750,000,000 rounds of miscellaneous bullets.
    The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) – 100,000,000 rounds of hollow point ammunition
    US Forest Service – 320,000 rounds of ammo
    US Fish and Wildlife Service – 13,500 rounds.

    A hollow-point bullet is an expanding bullet that has a pit or hollowed out shape in its tip, often intended to cause the bullet to expand upon entering a target in order to decrease penetration and disrupt more tissue as it travels through the target.

    The Hague Convention of 1899, Declaration III, prohibited the use in international warfare of bullets that easily expand or flatten in the body. NATO members do not use small arms ammunition that is prohibited by the Hague Convention. Despite the ban on military use, hollow-point bullets are one of the most common types of civilian and police ammunition, due largely to the reduced risk of bystanders being hit by over-penetrating or ricocheted bullets, and the increased speed of incapacitation.

    We should look at the ammo manufactures Alliant Techsystems Inc (ATK $22.42) and Olin Corp (OLN $22.42 owner of Winchester).
    Come on FDA hurry and approve ELTP's drug pipeline.

  • Reply to

    Ama's Fantasy

    by aquasun70 Sep 5, 2012 4:17 AM
    hanako808 hanako808 Sep 5, 2012 4:39 PM Flag

    Auntie Aqua,

    Picked up a little bit more today. Aloha.

  • Guru Focus Thu, 30 Aug 2012 09:29 AM PDT

    From Baron Funds' second quarter commentary:

    Softbank Corp. (STWRY) gained approximately 28% for the second quarter. Softbank is a leading wireless communications service provider in Japan as well as a leading investor in Internet businesses across Asia. After declining on the rumor of losing iPhone/iPad exclusivity, the shares rose when the loss of exclusivity was finally announced. The shares were further boosted in reaction to the terms of Yahoo Inc.'s repurchase of Alibaba Group shares. Softbank holds a 33% interest in Alibaba Group with an implied value of over $10.0 billion. We continue to believe Softbank's core business offers attractive growth potential and that the value of is vast Internet investments are not reflected in the current share price. (Michael Kass)

  • hanako808 by hanako808 Aug 29, 2012 11:42 AM Flag

    SOFTBANK TELECOM And VCE Team On Japan Cloud Strategy
    SOFTBANK TELECOM To Standardize Private, Public and Hybrid Cloud Services and Offerings on VCE Vblock Systems

    Press Release: VCE – Tue, Aug 28, 2012 12:01 AM EDT..
    TOKYO and RICHARDSON, Texas, Aug. 28, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- SOFTBANK TELECOM and VCE today announced a strategic alliance designed to accelerate the adoption of cloud computing by companies of all sizes in Japan. SOFTBANK TELECOM will work with VCE as a service provider and reseller of VCE™ Vblock™ Systems.

    SOFTBANK TELECOM is standardizing its Cloud Services on Vblock Systems, which bring together leading technologies from VMware, Cisco and EMC into an intelligent converged infrastructure system with seamless support. In addition to infrastructure-as-a-service (IaaS), SOFTBANK TELECOM and its extensive network of partners will market and deploy Vblock Systems as part of a portfolio of on-site private and hybrid cloud offerings for enterprise customers.

    SOFTBANK TELECOM has deployed a Vblock System in its data centers at home and abroad. VCE will collaborate with SOFTBANK TELECOM and provide expertise as solutions are configured and deployed for Japanese customers in and outside of Japan. The new SOFTBANK TELECOM offerings based on Vblock Systems were previewed to thousands of attendees at "SOFTBANK World 2012"earlier this summer.

    Supporting Quote
    Ken Miyauchi, Representative Director & COO, SOFTBANK TELECOM
    "This relationship with VCE extends our VMware expertise and will help more companies lower costs and improve efficiencies through virtualization and cloud computing. Vblock Systems provide us with a globally standardized platform that we can offer either as a service or as a private or hybrid cloud solution with the ability to easily replicate services as well as performance and cost benefits."

    Praveen Akkiraju, CEO, VCE
    "VCE Vblock Systems, the world's most advanced converged infrastructure, are a foundation for innovation. Working together, SOFTBANK TELECOM and VCE will help companies throughout Japan take advantage of the cost and business agility benefits of highly virtualized data centers and accelerate their adoption of cloud computing through intelligent converged infrastructure using best-in-class technologies."

    Additional Resources

    Follow VCE on Twitter
    Follow VCE on Facebook
    VCE YouTube Channel

    Since its foundation in 1984, SOFTBANK TELECOM delivers voice and data transmission services for businesses and provides comprehensive mobile Internet environment, and has earned a proven and trusted presence in the ICT market, with a synergy effect brought by the four SOFTBANK group telecom companies. Addressing to solve a variety of business challenges, we deliver the outside-of-box ICT services with our cloud computing service, White Cloud, helping for corporate users to optimize their IT investments and assets.

    For more information, please refer to

    About VCE
    VCE, formed by Cisco and EMC with investments from VMware and Intel, accelerates the adoption of converged infrastructure and cloud-based computing models that dramatically reduce the cost of IT while improving time to market for our customers. VCE, through the Vblock System, delivers the industry's first completely integrated IT offering with end-to-end vendor accountability. VCE's prepackaged solutions are available through an extensive partner network, and cover horizontal applications, vertical industry offerings, and application development environments, allowing customers to focus on business innovation instead of integrating, validating and managing IT infrastructure. For more information, go to

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