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plpjap 7 posts  |  Last Activity: Mar 4, 2015 7:02 AM Member since: Jan 21, 2001
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  • plpjap by plpjap Mar 4, 2015 7:02 AM Flag

    They never pre announce the date. Last year it was at 4 pm (after the bell) on Weds March 5.

  • plpjap plpjap Feb 20, 2015 7:48 AM Flag

    It's laughable how much Ebola is associated with this company.

    When the last earnings statement came out after Sept 30th, the CEO stated " The economy version of our synthetic roof underlayment has really gained traction with three and a half times the sales over the same period last year."

    Net sales for the first nine months increased 6.4% to $35.4 million. Building supply segment increased to $21.5 million.

    So the vast majority of revenue and sales increase for the first nine months were due to the construction segment. Yes, mask and protective garment segment will give a shot in the arm to sales and revenue, but the construction segment is where you will see the growth in this company.

    I'm back in at these prices.

  • Reply to

    By the #'s - #2

    by plpjap Dec 11, 2014 2:56 PM
    plpjap plpjap Dec 11, 2014 11:26 PM Flag

    well...maybe these overpaid execs will throw the shareholders a bone....preferably a big one.

  • Reply to

    By the #'s - #2

    by plpjap Dec 11, 2014 2:56 PM
    plpjap plpjap Dec 11, 2014 11:05 PM Flag

    Did I ever say it was? it's never good to see company execs selling. Yet, if you were a company exec and were given shares as a bonus or whatever, would you rather have sold those when the stock price was well below $2 the past couple of years into a low volume setting? Or would you choose to sell some of your holdings when the price jumped into the $4-5 range on massive volume? Just common sense to me and not that big a deal.

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    By the #'s - #2

    by plpjap Dec 11, 2014 2:56 PM
    plpjap plpjap Dec 11, 2014 9:40 PM Flag

    ttillio - you are correct when you say -

    "For the 9 months ending Sept earnings were a mere 11c per share"

    but...5 cents of the 11 cents were the 3rd quarter. You choose to look backwards while I'm projecting forward. My base 5 cent per quarter going forward just keeps APT earnings status quo. Yet building segment products continue to grow. Additional growth over the next 12 months will reflect more than this 5 cent/quarter figure....and the 5 cent/quarter base earnings do not take into account ANY additional revenue from the protective garment segment. We know the Ebola outbreak has changed that.

    You also say -
    "These do not bode well for any huge price increase."

    not saying there will be any huge price increase....but with no debt and products showing growth, APT should be higher than today's price of $2.66 and sure as #&%@ shouldn't be following the likes of a company like LAKE.

    anyway, good luck

  • What has been lost in the Ebola craze over the past couple months is how well the company's building supply segment has been doing. This building segment contributed much more revenue than the protective garment segment In their last earnings release ending Sept 30th (before Ebola was a factor), Apt reported record high building supply segment sales for the quarter and earnings per share rose to 5 cents. Just for arguments sake, let's assume for a second that revenue remains at the same level as the previous quarter and earnings remain basically the same.

    That's 20 cents for the year right there. Remember that the reporting date of Sept 30th was before the Ebola sales. Now let's take the 1.3 cents (or 2 cents) a quarter that is being discussed and add it to the 20 cents. I'll assume for arguments sake that the sales increase will sustain itself into 1st quarter 2015. Now we are at roughly 23-24 cents earnings for the year. Now let's assume that the building segment continues to increase and adds two more cents to earnings (very conservative estimate) and brings us to 26 cents.

    Now let's assume they add another $2 million in 2015 for share buy back ( they have done this annually for quite a few years and being flush with cash now, I believe that's a pretty safe call). They also stated (on Oct 23rd earnings news release) that there still remained $1.6 million to buy back stock from 2014. Now with over $3 million to buy back shares at say roughly today's price around $2.60 would take the shares down over 1 million by this time next year. That will add to earnings. That gives a P.E. ratio of just over 10 at next year's earnings.

    Apt is only down today for one simple reason. LAKE's reported quarterly earnings ended Oct 31st which were not what was expected. Even though the EBOLA revenue only contributed one month - Oct. LAKE also added shares, showed a loss, has a huge debt, and in general doesn't even compare to APT.

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    Drowning in LAKE..

    by cash4566 Dec 11, 2014 1:05 AM
    plpjap plpjap Dec 11, 2014 7:37 AM Flag

    yep ...APT and LAKE...apples to oranges. APT no debt, making money - LAKE huge debt, losing money. APT back to pre Ebola price. Crazy.

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