Maybe they are being hacked. It is still better than 2 years ago when there was no website. I don't really care about stale news available elsewhere, But it would be nice if they used the website to promote their products like most other 21st century companies do. They must have promo material they carry around in portfolios when they go on trips. Why not put it up where anyone can see it? Make it easy to submit orders from the web etc...
It would not be indecent if they published another inexpensive friendly shareholder letter and stuck it on the website. Even if it could just inform us of the current state of business (we had only quantitiative updates in the last report but nothing new qualitatively since the annual report). Are we still moving ahead on schedule and have there been any actual steps taken to support that we are to ramp one or two or zero of the 2 large Chinese Customers we have been led to believe are ramping by year end? If not why is there a delay? So far we are lost in the dark since the beginning of the year as to whether we are still on target. Can we still realistically expect these forwardly projected events to occur this year?
Anything at $1.00 and above would be like finding a pot of gold for sure. I hope it happens before I get old and die.
That option was announced in 2012 when the alliance was finalized. I am not reading much into this. But I am aware other things are going on with Tingyi as well, it being a huge company. I think the International Dispensing Aseptic Tap (The Answer) will help to differentiate their brand by delivering their existing product to new venues in new ways and will firm up their image as being concerned with health and the environment, bringing healthy beverages to people and places they otherwise might not be able to reach. I think it is only a matter of time before someone steps up to the plate and personally I think it would be great if PepsiCo was the first mover here.
I am still waiting for approval to have the legend removed. I don't know what is taking so long because they should automatically have the legend removed after 6 months. I plan to sell a small portion of my shares this summer because I over-invested and am in need of some cash. But I will still sit with 6 figure shares. I think the stock is cheaply valued at 1.75 and will wait until it approaches the 5 range. If I sell there it is not because of the technology or company but because I need to lock in some gains for my planned retirement which is definitely around the corner.
I notice the CMO (Chief Marketing Officer) at PepsiCo Tingyi is mostly foucsed on marketing via highly popular entertainment venues and utilizing social media. I realize he is an ally, but the aseptic tap may not be exactly the flashiest thing for any of his campaigns and I don't think he would be the driver of this ramp. The aseptic tap is actually a great thing to publicize on their website though which touts its concern for the environment and health. It should logically be driven from the top through corporate strategy. It fits well in their corporate strategy as an opportunity to differentiate their end product and explore new markets and be a first mover in China with a benefical product and this would benefit them by strengthening their brand overall while creating a new revenue stream.
Yes it has taken longer than flying a satellite to Pluto. I only hope in the context of space exploration IDND's landing in China doesn't suddenly go dark and we stop receiving messages.
FYI In regard to being on the bottom tier OTC market (Pink Sheets), when you go to the OTCMARKETS website and get a quote on IDND, because we are not on the OTCQB it shows a warning 'yield sign' on the right of the banner and says 'Pink sheets limited information'. It would look a little better if we were on the OTCQB (middle tier OTC). For example look at OPVS which recently started trading (actually one trade, but this is a stock I have been waiting to see trade for 10 years). At least it shows the level 2 quotes and displays a more confident banner. It only requires a modest fee and timely reporting and it also provide access to their in house news service.
If Pt drops to $800 I think PLG will barely break even, if that since it costs them $500 something to extract an ounce of PE equivalent concentrate and they have to sell that at a discount to spot. I also don't know how any Platinum miner will survive at that price (wouldn't virtually all mines have to shut down?).
Those are shareholder private shares being 'potentially' offered'. I am registering my shares into a brokerage account and might sell some but I am holding the bulk of them. It looks like most people have not put their shares up for sale yet either because the paperwork involved in getting the restrictive legend removed and getting them registered at a broker is a cottage industry unto itself or because they choose not to sell any. I have a feeling it is a bit of both.
It has been two years since we were supposed to expect a letter of approval from the FDA for dispensing dairy at ambient temperatures. I wonder if they have to re-evaluate with the new improved aseptic tap, or if the FDA just has a huge backlog. I notice some other things get quick approvals though. This is sort of a request for a variance from a policy so this may be require them to do some thinking which then could take a very long time. Can we reach out to their manager?
seem to remember calculating that we need about 5 times our current revenue without increasing costs in order to break even. We probably need a couple of big new customers to finally after all these years make this into a profitable business which I assume has always been the goal. Seems like it's about to happen. We have lots of salesmen and great connections, and a great product and the attention, if not interest, from some pretty big entities, like PepsiCO Tingyi and a couple others. I just hope it happens this year finally as PepsiCo evidently indicated it would (been waiting since 2011). That would be great!
escodesmo1958. We are all possibly wrong because we are speculating. All of us are contributing our opinions here which is fine until we start passing judgement on those who aren't just like ourselves. I'm sure you aren't the only one to become judgmental. But as a long I'm starting to feel like like I made a terrible mistake. The lack of communication and pace of progress I hoped would change with the new CEO, the latter of course would take a little more time, but little has changed at least for shareholders except we know we now have a CEO that might live long enough to bring the company to profitability. It seems they don't have any strategy and are just drifting down the status quo stream to failure. They need to strategize. Most of the fast selling aseptic products out there are the throw away small boxes and packets that don't need a tap. We are a niche market that meeds to be introduced to many places. We have to market our brand a little like Apple, make people understand this is something they need. It seems they don't do any 21st century style marketing. It is the 1950s style door to door salesman with pamphlets and prototypes and that's it. I get the feeling our potential customers are just blowing us off. We signed a distribution agreement with PepsiCo in 2011 and so far it is one delay after another and otherwise total silence. They might as well flip us the bird. I am not aware of any crooks here. Failures and suckers, maybe. If we receive word of orders and our revenues significantly increase in the coming 9 months, that will change everything. Then most of us will be happy know it all geniuses and Sophia will stop pounding the table.
I don't think it decreases the number of fully diluted shares. When they are exercised the warrants become stock and the company gets cash for each exercise. If they expire worthless, then the fully diluted shares number decreases by one for each one expiring and the company receives nothing.
I look forward to when we can look back at good news about IDND. There is greater certainty regarding things that have happened than things that that have not.
The same picture can appear very different depending whether the person is an optimist or a pessimist or even (I may as well as throw in) a realist. I have read between the lines and connected disparate dots for decades on other stocks. I have found I can be wrong in my speculations which have tended to be optimistic and also people I respect can be wrong. I am disappointed it has taken this long for PepsiCo to ramp the Answer. What is holding it up? Here there is a track record of delay after delay. I get how Sophia might see the forward looking statements as fake promises to play us along. But I still don't see deliberate deception, but that is her way of filling in the blanks. The only thing I see that doesn't feel right is the lack of progress on expanding our customer base. I am heavily invested here so I can hope we have some good news, soon, as in by year end. We have been led to expect two large customers to ramp in China by year end. I will settle for one and be happy if the other follws in the next 12 months. If nothing happens I will want not just an explanantion but a change in strategy because we need a strategy that can bring us to profitability and growth.
FYI I think I just found a relevant dot (for connecting dots): Another dot to connect:
I saw this news released a day ago. Google pepsi and "Soda on Tap" . This is where I think "the answer" would be necessary. The blurb says:
"Pepsi on tap??? Yes…Pepsi is back in the science lab creating another craft soda called STUBBORN SODA. It's an entire line of all natural, cane sugar … sweetened drinks ".
And it will be available only on tap like a draft beer with only all natural ingredients and cane sugar.
The brand will be called "Stubborn".
So does anyone think this "Soda On Tap" being launched by Pepsi in the US is an opportunity for IDND, or a missed opportunity? Is our tap compatible with the professional taps used in restaurants (like the one shown in the video release of Pepsi's new 'Stubborn' brand?)? It is on tap because the new brand uses only natural ingredients including real cane sugar for the first time. I thought this type of product would be the perfect target market for IDND's 'The Answer'. I would hate to think this big fish got by us. Or maybe for some reason I am unaware, this is not a perfect fit?
It is a bulk only product that's made of all natural ingredients including real sugar, made for dispensing in soda shops and restaurants so it could be subject to spoiling from exposure to air. I forget why the aseptic tap would not be better than a regular tap.