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o08o.ugh64w 80 posts  |  Last Activity: Sep 19, 2014 5:08 AM Member since: May 13, 2011
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    Defies most all logic

    by o08o.ugh64w Aug 5, 2014 3:18 PM
    o08o.ugh64w o08o.ugh64w Aug 11, 2014 6:43 AM Flag

    This is where the bulk for the quarter came from:

    "This decrease was substantially offset by the recognition of the remaining interest rate mark-to-market adjustment on IRA deposits of $2.40 million during the first half of 2014."

    In any event, the bottom line for the quarter looks good and as we go forward that's what people will focus on for a while.

  • Reply to

    Defies most all logic

    by o08o.ugh64w Aug 5, 2014 3:18 PM
    o08o.ugh64w o08o.ugh64w Aug 11, 2014 6:34 AM Flag

    well, considering the results, I will forgive...just going through the press release right now.

  • Reply to

    Defies most all logic

    by o08o.ugh64w Aug 5, 2014 3:18 PM
    o08o.ugh64w o08o.ugh64w Aug 8, 2014 8:13 PM Flag

    Well, either somebody went home and forgot to click the Submit button, or they figure "after market close on Friday" can mean "any time prior to market open on Monday".

  • I previously mentioned my thoughts, yesterday I saw my vision on the shelf at Walgreens.

    Go and google for AllergEase.

    There it is - the solution to our problem.

  • Reply to

    Defies most all logic

    by o08o.ugh64w Aug 5, 2014 3:18 PM
    o08o.ugh64w o08o.ugh64w Aug 6, 2014 9:14 PM Flag

    Yes, I saw that - I'm suspecting they may post a small loss for the quarter...probably will take some one time charges for closing the two branch locations and probably some for acquisition and beginning of Slavie integration.

  • Reply to

    Defies most all logic

    by o08o.ugh64w Aug 5, 2014 3:18 PM
    o08o.ugh64w o08o.ugh64w Aug 6, 2014 6:31 PM Flag

    I see it - Freestone.

    Any idea why they would sell 10,000 shares taking the price they did? They sell 10,000 shares of 1.2 million at a price lower than what they paid for them and knowing they are selling into an illiquid market for the shares, and on a day when most all small caps are getting hammered. Just doesn't make much sense to me.

  • Reply to

    And there it is...

    by o08o.ugh64w Aug 4, 2014 5:49 PM
    o08o.ugh64w o08o.ugh64w Aug 5, 2014 4:36 PM Flag

    as interest rates rise, that 7.4% won't matter. last time around it was 10% and 15% as things fell apart. look for the same this time. you can figure what the share price will be to yield 10% or 15% with the current dividend.

    as far as what could be done, to start with, Ivan and the rest of management can take a cut in their salaries/packages. their combined base salaries are over $7.5 million - that is way too much for what they do and as a percentage of profits. Ivan alone takes $3 million/year - pathetic!

  • there's currently 10,000 shares sitting on the ask at $3.41

  • Shares trading identically to a year ago after earnings announcement.

  • o08o.ugh64w by o08o.ugh64w Aug 5, 2014 3:18 PM Flag

    Shares currently trading well below book value.

    Yesterday I watched as the market maker walked the price down on 100 share trades.

    I'm buying more, but slowly as there's no telling how irrational things can get.

    On a side note, there was an 8K filing last night which included naming Joe Thomas as Executive Chairman. One of his roles in the position is to "Build investor relations function and direct BYBK relationship with all shareholders". The following is the full list of his responsibilities in the position:

    · Chair efficient board meeting and ensure timely distribution of board materials
    · Set strategic direction with board and management
    · Lead the board efforts to oversee and evaluate management
    · Lead corporate development, M&A, and non-bank business line expansion
    · Build investor relations function and direct BYBK relationship with all shareholders
    · Coordinate capital raising for the company when strategic opportunities arise
    · Serve as primary holding company interface with Federal Reserve Bank
    · Facilitate services with H Bancorp and its subsidiary banks
    · Monitor and report on status and activities of H Bancorp and its subsidiaries
    · Recommend talent development and enterprise risk management initiatives
    · Insure that the holding company and bank comply with all applicable laws and regulations

  • o08o.ugh64w by o08o.ugh64w Aug 4, 2014 5:49 PM Flag

    Arbor Realty Trust, Inc. Announces Pricing of Public Offering of 7.375% Senior Notes Due 2021

    Deutsche Bank Securities Inc., Keefe, Bruyette & Woods, Inc. and MLV & Co. LLC are serving as joint book-running managers for the offering.

    What a joke!

  • o08o.ugh64w o08o.ugh64w Aug 4, 2014 5:48 PM Flag

    What did I say?

    It is really amazing the level of transparency of the corruption that goes on. Initiate coverage, give a buy rating, give an upgrade...and we'll give you our business.

    Way to go Ivan!

    Stay away from this smelly garbage.

    "Deutsche Bank Securities Inc., Keefe, Bruyette & Woods, Inc. and MLV & Co. LLC are serving as joint book-running managers for the offering."

  • Executed better than expected for the quarter. Decent outlook. Next quarter has losses lower than current estimate. CEO is very strong and has the right plan for moving forward.

    This is a turnaround play - it's expected that there would be a few soft quarters. The company is doing what's necessary to return to long-term growth/profitability.

    Book to bill 1.26
    Backlog up

    The way to play these is by buying slowly on the way down - don't shoot your wad all at once or you will be extremely disappointed if you don't catch the absolute bottom.

  • Autumn/Winter will be here soon.

  • Reply to

    ANOTHER DISSAPOINTMENT

    by ejschultheis Jul 31, 2014 8:13 AM
    o08o.ugh64w o08o.ugh64w Jul 31, 2014 10:34 AM Flag

    "If we double 6 month revenues we'll have about $61 million for the year, 2% to 3% would be operating loss of about $1.5 million and currently we are at a loss of $2.4 million..."

    As indicated on the call, back half is expected to be about $40 million revenues and about $70 million total for the year. So, 2% to 3% is a loss of about $1.75 million - again, there will be profitability the remainder of the year. As also indicated, this is the conservative view. They are successfully diversifying into commercial areas to compensate for decline in government business. When government business comes, it will be icing on the cake.

  • Reply to

    ANOTHER DISSAPOINTMENT

    by ejschultheis Jul 31, 2014 8:13 AM
    o08o.ugh64w o08o.ugh64w Jul 31, 2014 10:03 AM Flag

    they are doing fine. read the announcement closely.

    "As a result of the revised outlook for revenue, management now expects a slight operating loss for the year in the range of 2 -- 3% of sales."

    If we double 6 month revenues we'll have about $61 million for the year, 2% to 3% would be operating loss of about $1.5 million and currently we are at a loss of $2.4 million - implication is that for the remainder of the year we'll see an operating profit of about $1 million. This is important - as also indicated in the announcement, margins are improving and outlook is better. Sales of new products are slowly rising, and eventually government sales will come back - when they do, the company will be solidly profitable.

    Yes, it is difficult playing the waiting game, however, overall operationally things are getting much better as we move forward. The balance sheet is still solid and improving.

  • ESPN suspends Stephen A. Smith over Ray Rice domestic abuse commentary

  • o08o.ugh64w o08o.ugh64w Jul 26, 2014 6:23 PM Flag

    Thanks for that ... a settlement to put this to rest and behind them is certainly good news. Both parties probably came to their senses that it does neither any good to continue expending legal fees on this and dragging it out.

  • o08o.ugh64w by o08o.ugh64w Jul 25, 2014 1:27 PM Flag

    Met estimates on top and bottom line. PFS is a great place to put your money at this time - solid earnings, respectable/secure dividend, good growth coming.

    The market is going to be turbulent and likely head lower between now and year end. Banks and financials like PFS are going to be a safe haven providing good returns now through the dividend, and great returns going forward as interest rates trend higher.

    PFS is doing a really good job, being cautious in its lending and capital deployment, and is growing steadily. It's where you want to be at this time.

    Keep your head on straight, and use dips in the share price as an opportunity to pick up more shares cheaply.

  • o08o.ugh64w by o08o.ugh64w Jul 21, 2014 4:10 PM Flag

    Very strong in all areas.

    Shares are very cheap here. Stock dividend and/or increase in the cash dividend is likely coming within next few months.

    AROW is in a position to be making acquisitions, or to be acquired.

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