It really doesn't matter how many shares Fallon owns, what matters is how many of those shares he purchased at market prices. If the value of his gifted shares goes down, he can simply gift himself more shares to make up for it. No skin off his nose, just a punch in the gut for the shareholders.
Nerd, I don't like admitting it because I am very long on this stock, but you are totally correct. The reason the sell off has been so brutal is because even when times were really good and estimates were beaten every quarter, the investors didn't receive much of the bounty. Infn lives on non-gaap reporting because they give away all the rewards to themselves and their employees. They are all living large and the investors are thrown the scraps. The market began to figure this out when the shares were $24 and have never looked back. I am still making a good deal of money on the company only because I purchased a ton of shares below $6. However, if the management would share the wealth with the shareholders, I would be making a lot more, and the employees would be better off also. I'm hoping next quarter will provide a good bounce to the shares so I can get out.
Well, it looks like project Mobilis is at least partially completed. I say partially because there is no mention of IE apps being run with hopTo and HDX. So that part of the project is unclear. Also, it looks like joint marketing of the product is now taking place. This is pretty good news. Hopefully, more news of large deals is not too far away.
One thing seems to be clear. HopTo is not acting like a company going broke. Influential techies willing to put their reputation on the line with hopTo. A recent tweet from hopTo promises big surprises at the Synergy event. A lot more buyers are showing up. Lots of momentum building for hopTo. Still need to see that first large licensee but hopefully that announcement will be coming very soon.
There is a new tab called hopTo for Citrix on top replacing the old tab called What it Can Do. We are looking for news on whether hopTo for HDX is ready, not necessarily Max IE, which is good but the bigger news is HDX readiness.
inv, as usual your posts are as clear as mud. My vote would be that you simply refrain from posting since you add little to no value to an understanding of the risk/benefit reward of this investment. Sv and clair are certainly bullish but they at least are very clear as to why. You must think you are the Shaolin Priest of investing with all your cryptic comments. I guess you want everyone to beg you for clarity. You will freely benefit from the insightful and clear posts of a Dr. Cat but then refuse to pay it forward on another board. I'm afraid you have been doing this for way way too long but karma will find you, if it hasn't already.
There is a lot of pressure to get the HDX version done along with the small business version before Synergy. I saw a tweet today about a new SPK from Citrix that appears to allow hopTo get the HDX version done much easier. I am much less worried about whether hopTo can finish the project. Now it is a matter of whether the offerings will gain traction. If the HDX version does gain traction, Citrix will buy it. I think it will.
hopTo is going to need to say some pretty positive things on the call to keep investors from bailing. Not sure how they are getting the cash to operate. I noticed they never put out the easy install version of hopTo Work. All they can talk about lately is hopTo Work for Citrix. I'm just not sure it is getting any traction. Synergy is two months away - a very long time to wait for good news at this juncture. They need to deliver something on the call and I don't think they can. The share price is already cratering before the call at very low volume. Don't want to think what will happen if hopTo does another song and dance with no substance on the call.
Yes, I understand. You're saying the more volume the less cost per flight due to the fixed cost structure of the business. If AIRM can get the cost per flight low enough, it can make money on even the government flights. Thus, AIRM has to choose the right bases and buy up all the competition in that area to maximize volume. It sounds like government will never allow a company like this to make too much money. Thanks for taking the time to provide so much info.
Yes, I did buy shares under $35, but it was over a year ago. I missed some great exit points thinking it may go higher or a buyout would happen. But management has made it clear a buyout isn't happening since they want to ride this gravy train until retirement. The shareholders would be better off with a buyout but management rarely cares about them, they are just thinking of themselves. So selling at $40 sounds like a good idea.
Where did my last response go? It isn't showing up any more. Anyway, fezant, you are not making sense. You tell me it costs $6-$8k per flight when anticipating the entire volume of flights. Then you say, its all gravy once you break even. You can't have it both ways. Your 6k-8k range includes all the flights made after break even. If it doesn't, you have to lower your cost range per flight. Does that make sense?
All that may be true but between the weather and other competition, the volume just isn't there, yet the fixed costs are always there. AIRM is trying to buy up the competition as fast as they can but apparently, they can't do it fast enough. So, when you say it costs AIRM 6-8k per flight, what exactly are the expenses you are counting? You can't be including fixed costs in that estimate since such a method would be highly dependent on the volume in that month. But if you aren't including fixed costs but rather just counting gas and hourly professional fees, even after fixed costs are met, the only profit would come from 3 out of 10 flights. So, I'm a bit confused on your accounting.
fezant, AIRM stated in its response they essentially lose money on 7 out of 10 transports. I'm just repeated their words. I don't think they are lying.
It is also unrealistic to lose money on 7 out of 10 flights. Something has to change. Need to sell to someone having political connections.
Price action is saying something leaked and it isn't good. Steady selling by investors getting inside info from Anderson.
hopTo has been tweeting a lot about this event lately. It may be that Citrix wants hopTo to make the announcement of completing project Mobilis during the Citrix Synergy event. I'm wondering whether another announcement of a Citrix equity investment will be announced at this time also. Or, is it possible Citrix may announce the purchase of the hopTo for Citrix software? It would seem doubtful since I imagine Citrix will want to see the hopTo feature be adopted by its customers first. But, who knows.
Most longer term investors are looking for an exit out of this stock and away from MM. The next exit opportunity will be the approval of RCC but that is probably already baked in the price. EXEL will probably go red on that day. EXEL might even go red today. The longer term investor knows MM doesn't give a rip about the investors and knows MM will gamble away every last dollar put in EXEL and leave nothing for the shareholders. There is no doubt if the board replaced MM with a reputable CEO, this stock would soar. But, apparently, the board doesn't care either.
I think hopTo would have announced it if it did. It may be very close though. hopTo could have done the reverse split when it did to allow the 20 day name change to pass before making a big announcement. Once the announcement is made, the share price clears the Nasdaq threshold for the requisite period to be listed on the exchange. Then, if there is enough interest in hopTo, Citrix may invest or just purchase the hopTo for Citrix app. Since the 20 day period expired Friday, hopTo is sending more tweets and making videos again. Also, it appears the hopTo team was at the Citrix headquarters last week. But who really knows what to make of all this. I imagine anyone wanting to license hopTo for Citrix is going to want to test it for a while before purchase. How much time will that take? HopTo hasn't announced the easy to install version of hopTo for Work as they said they would in early 2016. It is already March. Meanwhile, hopTo can't seem to make any significant sales of the prior versions they have already made. None for hopTo Work and none for hopTo for Citrix. Time is not on hopTo's side. A lot of potential that is taking forever to realize.
I believe I prefaced my comments with "According to Yahoo". I checked again but I couldn't see a "Blind Trust" link to click. So, having not worked with MM and having not looked at the personal records of MM, I can only know the information made public. By the way, that probably goes for most of the investors, unless they want to believe an anonymous Yahoo post. I see significant holdings by Stelios and Scangos but that doesn't force me to conclude MM holds more than they do. I have no idea why MM should require a blind trust when the others don't. Does MM have problems with creditors? Also, I've never seen MM purchase shares on the open market, which is always and sign of confidence I like to see from a CEO. In any case, my point stands. I have never heard MM express concern over the price of the shares, though I have seen him dilute the shares at very low prices. I can see you have personal feelings for him but I don't think any objective investor would consider MM a successful CEO.