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jason9153 130 posts  |  Last Activity: Apr 13, 2014 7:42 PM Member since: Nov 2, 1999
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  • Reply to

    Sick Stock

    by foster8906 Apr 3, 2014 10:24 AM
    jason9153 jason9153 Apr 13, 2014 7:42 PM Flag

    Wow, what a comeback justn, talk about growing up! LOL! Put your big boy pants on and evaluate what you have done here instead of placing blame and criticizing others for YOUR decisions.

    Sentiment: Strong Buy

  • Reply to

    Sick Stock

    by foster8906 Apr 3, 2014 10:24 AM
    jason9153 jason9153 Apr 13, 2014 3:18 PM Flag

    I see our resident whiner justnkz is back. "Wawawa, those nasty shills, huksters and cons made me buy 12 shares of HIPP at $4.00. I always invest by just reading the message boards, WAAHHHH. Please make them stop mommy!!! I really do want to move out of your basement, really I do, WAAAHHHHH!!" Sheesh, each of his posts just makes me laugh more and more.

    Sentiment: Strong Buy

  • Reply to

    Sick Stock

    by foster8906 Apr 3, 2014 10:24 AM
    jason9153 jason9153 Apr 12, 2014 12:20 PM Flag

    birdog my good friend! I still like your prediction that HIPP will be sold for $0.85 - 1.00 pps. Though I think you might be a bit low, I'd be OK with $0.85 pps as my break-even is well below that.

    Sentiment: Strong Buy

  • Reply to

    Sick Stock

    by foster8906 Apr 3, 2014 10:24 AM
    jason9153 jason9153 Apr 12, 2014 12:16 PM Flag

    sebiamo, each to their own. You might believe that we're living in a bubble because of the company history. That's fine. Markets and companies are dynamic, not static. Situations change, companies change. We either change with them, or wine about the same old tired and disappointing history. The question really is does HIPP have a solid, patent defensible, industry leading mobile marketing/ad platform that is scalable within a larger business or not? Apparently 26 Fortune 500 companies like it, including Google and Mondelez. If they they do, interested companies will be able to see that in excruciating detail through the "strategic alternative" process headed up by CG.

    I have been burned by egregious mismanagement in the past, but I suspect that as we sit here at $0.28 pps there is money to be made. I have heavily bet on it. We will know soon...by the end of June according to my thinking. At that time we all be back here doing a rehash of what we should have known or surmised or how we were fooled, or whatever. Read the tea leaves as you will. I'm sticking by my guns, constantly trying to re-evaluate the situation as it changes, and at this point have concluded that HIPP will be sold, and for a lot more than $0.28 pps. Nothing you have said contradicts the current facts as I see them.

    GLTA, jason

    Sentiment: Strong Buy

  • Reply to

    Sick Stock

    by foster8906 Apr 3, 2014 10:24 AM
    jason9153 jason9153 Apr 11, 2014 1:18 AM Flag

    greg, my company has been through two stints with an investment banker to sell a business, or look for a strategic investor. CG is a top tier investment banker. Todd Wilson wouldn't get on a conf call with shareholders regarding "strategic alternatives" then bring on CG just to ask them a few questions and dilly dally around. They are a hired gun who swiftly helps dress up a company, sends out teaser letters to their M&A departments in dozens of companies/private equity firms firms asking for interest in buying or investing in them.

    Interested parties sign an NDA (non-disclosure agreement) and get a thick "book" with a wealth of info about HIPP, its business model, its financials, its customers, its platforms, etc. that has been prepared by HIPP and CG. Then they ask for "indications of interest" from those who got the book by a specific date. Then they rank the bids or packages by assigning an enterprise value. The top 5-10 bidders are invited to attend (individually) managemnt presentations (prepared by CG and HIPP) which last a full day each. Then they are asked to bid again. CG will manage the whole process to create a competitive bidding process. CG will go so far to tell the lowest bidders that they are "out of the market" and if they are really interested, to up their bid.

    CG will do what HIPP could never do on its own, and that is get information to large companies and private equity firms at the highest level through existing contacts/relationships that they have built up over the years. CG brings a high level of credibility and sophistication to the process, and will work swiftly to close a deal at the highest price they can to get their fees and move onto the next deal.

    Based on my personal experience, and when HIPP announced that they had engaged CG, I estimate that the process will end by late June. IMO, the current stock price will not play a large role in determining the winning bid. For my company, we got nearly 2X what we expected.

    Sentiment: Strong Buy

  • Reply to

    Sick Stock

    by foster8906 Apr 3, 2014 10:24 AM
    jason9153 jason9153 Apr 10, 2014 7:33 PM Flag

    I predict a sale by the end of June for $1.50, though I wouldn't be disappointed with anything north of $1.00.

    Sentiment: Strong Buy

  • Reply to

    Mr. Clark

    by sebiamo Apr 7, 2014 6:53 PM
    jason9153 jason9153 Apr 9, 2014 3:39 AM Flag

    I like this the best...looks like now it's a worldwide roll-out.

    "As part of our strategic growth plan, we are focused on building out these channels -- both domestically and abroad -- and are in continuing discussions with multiple new resellers that we anticipate will successfully bring our solutions to market."

    Sentiment: Strong Buy

  • jason9153 jason9153 Apr 3, 2014 12:00 PM Flag

    That "news" is over 3-months old. We can all read the 10K and see the typical warnings for OTC companies. You are looking at a static situation, when in fact SPDL is in a dynamic situation and space. They can get ALL the money they need, when and if they need it, just like they have been able to do up to now, and I suspect at much better terms going forward.

    Sentiment: Strong Buy

  • jason9153 jason9153 Apr 2, 2014 8:31 AM Flag

    pfco, I don't want to pretend I'm an expert in this, but because of the way Spindle was formed through a shell company, I believe that they were unable to file an SEC Form 10 to register securities for sale, i.e., they were not Rule 144 eligible and not able to raise cash through traditional securities offerings, they had to raise funds via Private Placement. While the price for cash raises might seem low, they were asking for cash at a time when the risk of failure was substantially higher than it is today. In their first full year of operations in which revenue was generated, Spindle raised only $3.166 million and used only $2.577 million, for its operations and activities.

    The company was very frugal with what they got, and for a start up, they did extremely well in accomplishing the following;

    1. Integrated Parallel Solutions (purchased 12/31/12)
    2. Acquired & integrated The MeNetwork
    3. Paid $75K for domain name and trademark
    4. Paid for the restatement of 2 years of financials due to mistakes of prior accounting firm
    5. Paid $440K for software development as they integrated more features for merchants and consumers into their diverse, yet simple to use, MeNetwork360 platform.
    6. Paid off $233K in loans
    7. Achieved PCI Level 1 Certification as a PSP (Payment Service Provider), which is the highest certification level by a processing platform
    8. Licensed and integrated Validsoft's best-of-breed mobile payments security software into their platform
    9. Negotiated acquisition of Yowza!! (acquired 12/31/12)
    10. Filed 2 patent applications; one a continuation patent on their foundational '737 patent

    There are more accomplishments, but what they achieved above with the cash they had is nothing short of amazing. Had they taken the company private and raised 10's of millions in Private Equity funds (like Square and Braintree), followed by an IPO, we would not have had the chance to invest in the early stage valuations of SPDL.

    Sentiment: Strong Buy

  • Reply to

    When the bashers show up

    by cashmaster_dave Apr 1, 2014 2:36 PM
    jason9153 jason9153 Apr 1, 2014 8:02 PM Flag

    cashmaster, I added to my position today between $2 and $2.15. Happy to take someone's shares who decided to sell for some reason.

    Sentiment: Strong Buy

  • Reply to

    When is our quarterly conference call coming?

    by itsahorserace Mar 25, 2014 9:24 PM
    jason9153 jason9153 Apr 1, 2014 2:26 PM Flag

    let's see, justn has another post. Oh wait, same old sheet, lol. wah, wah, somebody pumped a stock on a Yahoo message board, and I bought 12 shares and now I'm losing $45. Please make the bad people stop and go away, wah, wah! Get an effing life.

    Sentiment: Strong Buy

  • jason9153 jason9153 Apr 1, 2014 1:58 PM Flag

    billy, as any material events within HIPP develop, the investment banker (CG) would immediately update prospective buyers. A positive ruling would likely drive the price of the stock up, and would have some influence on the final sale price I would imagine. Any major new piece of business, platform enhancements, positive yahoo ruling, would all potentially affect the buyout price right up to the end. Essentially it's a moving target, but one that CG would be used to seeing and dealing with.

    Sentiment: Strong Buy

  • jason9153 jason9153 Apr 1, 2014 11:47 AM Flag

    dude, investment bankers manage the process of optimizing the value of a company. They are hired guns who have direct access to the M&A (merger and acquisition) departments of many large companies and numerous Private Equity firms. They have started the process of establishing HIPP's intrinsic value by creating an awareness in the M&A market place of who HIPP is, what they do, and what their prospects are. While we are clueless about HIPP's inner workings, interested parties will get a treasure trove of comprehensive information about HIPP after they sign an NDA (non-disclosure agreement).

    Once everyone who has signed an NDA has received the "Book" on HIPP and reviewed it, the investment banker will request bids for the company by a specified date. Those with the highest bids will be selected to attend (separately) detailed "Management Presentations" by HIPP executives, where they can ask detailed questions and discuss the business, usually over the course of an entire day. Once the presentations are over, the investment banker will ask for revised bids for HIPP. My guess is that the top two companies will be selected to conduct due diligence on HIPP for 30-days, after which they will be asked to revise their bids again. HIPP will select the top bidder, a Definitie Purchase Agreement wil be negotiated and signed, and there will be a press release announcing the sale of HIPP. The investment banker actually creates and manages a bidding war among the interested parties to extract the maximum value for the company.

    I think that HIPP integrated into a larger, more well funded company with superior management will prosper in a way that it can't now because of cash constraints and poor executive leadership. Ivan, Todd Wilson, and the lousy Board of Directors will all be history.

    My take is that HIPP's intrinsic value is at least $0.85 pps, but I believe that it will sell for over $1.00 in a competitive bid process. IMO, it should be done by the end of June.

    Sentiment: Strong Buy

  • Reply to

    When is our quarterly conference call coming?

    by itsahorserace Mar 25, 2014 9:24 PM
    jason9153 jason9153 Apr 1, 2014 11:28 AM Flag

    justn, I keep wondering whether you will EVER post something of substance on this forum, instead of name-calling and whining all the time. You are hopeless. Please just sell your 12 shares that you bought at $4.00 and move on.

    Sentiment: Strong Buy

  • The 10K has a wealth of information about Spindle's business model, and how its platform will fit in the wheelhouse of what will attract consumers. While the merchant platform is also important, merchants will gravitate towards what consumers want. We now know why Bill Clark is so enthusiastic about Spindle's mCommerce package. They really get it.

    The Yowza!! Consumer Experience

    "Consumers play a critical role in mobile commerce. We have built the Yowza!! mobile marketing platform around the consumer’s evolving needs. The mobile application for consumers is downloadable via a subscribing merchant advertisement, our website and mobile destination, and Apple and Google stores. The application offers timely and relevant events at restaurants, retailers, bars, hotels, attractions, entertainment venues, spas, salons, and more. Upon downloading the application onto a mobile device (mobile phone, mobile tablet, or any mobile connected device) the application locates the user and presents the consumer with the names of nearby merchants who are currently posting (publishing) special offers, incentives, and events. Consumers may also “subscribe” to individual merchants and will receive a push notification each time their favorite merchant posts a timely and relevant promotion. If a consumer activates “Follow Me”, the Yowza!! will alert them when they’re within 3 miles of a merchant that has an offer or event in a category the consumer follows.

    Yowza!! also makes it easy for consumers to earn, track, and redeem rewards from their favorite merchants, and to do it entirely on their mobile devices. We believe we have within the Yowza!! platform a process which reduces the cost and increases the adoption and use of reward and loyalty programs verses traditional paper punch programs. The Yowza!! application manages loyalty program sign-up, progress tracking, reward redemption, and social media sharing to Facebook, Twitter, and our third party advertising networks.

    Sentiment: Strong Buy

  • jason9153 jason9153 Mar 31, 2014 11:49 AM Flag

    dude, I really like you and your posts, except this one. HIPP will not go bankrupt. They have almost NO debt. The worst cast would be a lowball cash raise to carry them through to a sale of the company, if they need one. They hired an investment banker, do you know what that means? It is the best way to squeeze value out of the company in the short-term. They will be sold, or there will be an investment by a private equity firm at an enterprise value far higher that where the stock is today. I am not counting on the Yahoo appeal. That would be a bonus. I predict that a sale will be announced no later than the end of June. I would prefer a sale to a private equity investment.

    Sentiment: Strong Buy

  • Reply to

    We can only just guess

    by stockresearch99 Mar 31, 2014 10:51 AM
    jason9153 jason9153 Mar 31, 2014 11:43 AM Flag

    stockresearch99, aren't you the bozo who is a HUGE Velti shareholder and pumper? Talk about the pot calling the kettle black, lol.

    Sentiment: Strong Buy

  • Reply to

    When is our quarterly conference call coming?

    by itsahorserace Mar 25, 2014 9:24 PM
    jason9153 jason9153 Mar 31, 2014 9:24 AM Flag

    still have your 12 shares of HIPP justn, lol? I am a bear on how management is communicating to its shareholders, but I am NOT a bear on HIPP's prospects. I'm right there with Framer and Bird on HIPP being sold for a minimum $0.85 pps. I believe that the number could be as high as $1.50 pps. I have loaded the boat at these levels. What have you done, whine and add 3 shares? Dope.

    Sentiment: Strong Buy

  • jason9153 jason9153 Mar 31, 2014 9:11 AM Flag

    ETA's TRANSACT 14 conference is considered the premier venue for providers and customers of electronic payments and mobile commerce solutions. The event brings together innovators and thought leaders to explore issues and share ideas that will advance the development of the rapidly growing mobile commerce sector.

    Sentiment: Strong Buy

  • Noted Industry Veteran to Discuss Consumer Engagement Opportunities for Mobile Commerce Solutions Providers

    SCOTTSDALE, AZ--(Marketwired - Mar 31, 2014) - Spindle, Inc. (OTCQB: SPDL), a leading provider of mobile commerce solutions, announced that Bill Clark, the company's chief executive officer, will participate in a panel session at the TRANSACT 14 conference. The event is hosted by the Electronic Transaction Association (ETA) and will take place at the Mandalay Bay Resort & Casino Conference Center in Las Vegas, NV, from April 8 - 10. Clark's session, "Helping Merchants Monetize Customer Data," is scheduled for April 8 at 9:00 a.m.

    In the discussion, Clark will describe how ISOs (independent sales organizations) can help merchants leverage their existing customer data to deliver a more personalized and efficient shopping experience through emerging mobile commerce solutions that combine payment technologies, mobile loyalty platforms and geo-location technologies to deliver a robust experience that can be targeted to specific customers. Through these advanced capabilities, Clark will explain how merchants can better understand and identify customer propensities, and deliver timely and relevant offers to a mix of both new and existing consumers.

    "Monetizing customer data is one of the most discussed -- but least understood -- concepts in the merchant services arena," explained Clark. "When properly deployed, a comprehensive approach can help merchants conduct more cost-effective and targeted campaigns that lead to a satisfying, personalized and immersive experience for the consumer. As a developer of these solutions, Spindle is eager to share its expertise at TRANSACT 14, and discuss how mobile innovations can truly improve revenue, profitability and customer satisfaction."

    (continued)

    Sentiment: Strong Buy

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