LAS VEGAS, Dec. 2, 2013/ -- The Ultimate Fighting Championship(R) announced a multi-year renewal with MusclePharm(R) Corporation (OTCQB: MSLP) a leading international, award-winning sports nutrition company. In addition to branding in the hallowed Octagon(R) , MusclePharm will be featured in a variety of UFC programming elements ranging from national television broadcasts to Pay-Per-Views and across UFC's digital platforms. The sponsorship also involves special events and the use of official marks and logos for consumer retail promotions including a special Octagon-shaped Fight Pack.
Sentiment: Strong Buy
As I was browsing recent headlines, I was looking at their recent financial statement, where in the recent Q it lists over 10million in R&D expenses, causing the loss of 4million this Q. However most recent Q they never listed a R&D cost. Unless it was just placed into a different category all together.
I would think the 10mill is the new ARNOLD products, so that is essentially a one time knock on the balance sheet.... I might be totally wrong on this, but without that 10mil R&D expense, profits would have been 6million.....
Someone please tell me im wrong on this.
MSLP products have moved back into the Top50, along with 1 ARNOLD product. Like has been said, the Top50 is fluid with deals and promos pushing products up and down, however, MSLP products have been holding steady in their position and they constantly have atleast 5 products in the Top50 at all times.
MSLP is still the #2 brand with Arnold #12.
Whether or not people want to believe it, MSLP is here to stay in the fitness business and will branch out into more areas over time! This is an exciting company, still in its infancy.
Sentiment: Strong Buy
I think alot of the selling is some shares that were owned by their OLD business partners, cicarelli, et al.
Im sure they will hold some shares, but I have a feeling those guys are selling some of their shares to lock in some capital.
This stock wont be held down for long - 1 guy comes in and buys 100,000 shares and its back up to 10 in no time. Low float still, even with all the extra shares they have been issuing.
I guess there was a PR ;) haha.
Thanks for posting that!
Great news once again - doesnt seem to budge the stock, but in the long run, it all means positive things,
according to their facebook page, starting in January, Amino1 Fruit Bunch, 60 serving will be sold exclusively at COSTCO. It appears COMBAT has been selling well and now they are adding a new product to their shelves.
No PR, but its been announce on facebook since yesterday.
Sentiment: Strong Buy
Doubled.... Stock was up near 13 when COSTCO and other things were announced. A disappointing Q and then the SEC investigation dropped it down to 8. I could see it getting up to 15 or 16 on that news, but I doubt it will.... realistically, 12-13.
But without a listing on the NASDAQ, a $20 share price will never happen, so that listing will boost PPS. I would say on the news though, we could go up 20-30% (depends on the all the details though and if they will offer more stock)
No, you are right - the upside far outweighs the downside. I am in the same boat, I think the future holds great things. I actually contemplated buying a little more shares down here in the 8s.
Its down this low because of the 'SEC investigation' that is essentially over.... but never went up after it dropped 20% because of it.
Yeah, its pretty disgusting that they keep raising their pay. Essentially their pay is 1million/year, with 4 execs, the top 4 people in any company shouldn't be making 2% of what their market cap is.... that would be like the top 4 execs at EXXON making 500million a year.....
Not sure when they will get a clue - Pyatt is too young and dumb to be CEO, he needs to step down and hand over the reigns to someone more capable.
Insiders just got done saying how this company is UNDERVALUED! If there are any Form 4s, itll be PURCHASES and not sells.
We just have to get a nice pop above this 8.75 level and I think we can break 9s again.
There is no reason we should be down at these levels IMO.... we tanked 20% on the SEC investigation news and its all positive coming out of the CC.... numbers weren't horrible because we have no projections to go off of. Just the 105mil in revs and they will blow that out of the water by probably 5million.
I think they are finally getting on their feet and 2014 will be the year. They are getting their plan in place for the future. We also have Walgreens shipping in Jan as well as international COSTCO locations starting in 2014.
We have the FUSE and BZNE investments to build on and the working relationship with Dr. Frost. There will be big things coming - what they are! I DONT KNOW!?!
I just cant fathom how they could increase salaries by 142% and it not be related to Bluher, because I think in their terms there is something crazy for those top execs if they leave.
Another reasonable option is they are probably hiring to fill that office space over in FL and im sure they were paying bonuses.
Either way, the salaries isn't my main beef - I didn't tune into the call - but I am hoping sales will be huge in Q4 and then do they forecast an operating profit for 2014?! Lets hope.
Does any of that take iinto account Bluher leaving as well as hring 2 other new execs?? I could think that may be inflated in that respect.... just thinking outloud
What I do know is Frost is a major playing in new drug delivery systems, especially with cancer and other high frequency ailments. Its these small biotechs that can come up with something and it can be a HUGE success with coupled with other large pharma technology. There are some smart scientists at many of the these companies, so Frost is dipping into each pot and hoping they stick.
If he can get all the minds together - there is no telling what they will come up with.
Its been a few years since Cocrystal has been brought up - they got an initial investment from TEVA to help with its HCV drug delivery system, but I am not sure if they are still working on anything. Unfortunately with HCV the regimen is usually 6 months, so if there is any compliance issues, the studies can be set back. And then its more monitoring once the viral load is down to a low enough level.
So sorry I dont have more info, I didnt know BZNE was associated with Cocrystal techonlogy, but Frost is on the board... so who knows whats happening behind the scenes.
I think you hit it right on the button - they are still spending alot of money for their growth, however they are being alot smarter with it than in the past. I think revs will see a nice bump, and I hope they can sqweak out an operating profit.... but I think Q4 is when we can expect a profit, especially with all the moves they have made over the last Q. Q4 is when everything will come to fruition