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radiofreeframingham 20 posts  |  Last Activity: Jun 26, 2015 7:51 AM Member since: Jan 6, 2004
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  • Even if Aware has confidentiality agreements with their clients (at Awares request) they could still put out a press release now and then saying they signed a contract with an unnamed corporation or government agency. This would give the shareholders some reassurance about the company. Since Stafford has told Moberg and Russell to go dark there could only be one possible motivation and that is to manipulate the stock price. In the absence of information much easier to short or buy shares and control the stock price. This aspect of Aware makes me distrust Stafford. Lack of transparency in a publicly traded company is disturbing when the family that owns the most shares runs a stock trading firm in Chicago.

    Sentiment: Hold

  • Reply to

    Dear Usama Bin Tzannes

    by radiofreeframingham Jun 18, 2015 11:54 AM
    radiofreeframingham radiofreeframingham Jun 18, 2015 2:22 PM Flag

    So Helpbash please explain:
    1-Who owns Hybrid Audio LLC? How many other bidders were there for the patents Hybrid Audio purchased?
    2-Who owns Daphimo LLC? Why are they based in the Netherlands? How many other bidders were there for the Daphimo patents?
    3-Who owns TQ Delta? How many other bidders were there for the TQ Delta patents?
    Dividends were not done to help anyone but the Staffords. Most growing company use the money to expand internally or externally. Not Aware. If you benefited from the dividends that was an unintended result.

    Sentiment: Hold

  • radiofreeframingham by radiofreeframingham Jun 18, 2015 11:54 AM Flag

    Can you please send a drone to hover over Helpbash's home. Don't want to hurt him just want to worry him. Rich Guy like him always bragging about his money and yet his comments are moronic and ignore reality. He must be reading Aware's stock price in the Boston Globe from 1996. How is that DSL business working about Helpbash? Until they prove otherwise I believe the Staffords are not capable of running Aware or hiring competent management and they lack transparency which is cause for concern.

    Sentiment: Hold

  • radiofreeframingham by radiofreeframingham Jun 17, 2015 3:12 PM Flag

    Based on the lack of information coming from Bedford MA there is no news to report. No new sales, no new products-nothing. The only thing at Aware that will be more valuable five years from now than today is their real estate. Biometrics software not like a fine wine-it just gets old and outdated. Mr. Stafford since you have done such as good job running the company make me an offer for my shares. Been holding this dog for ten years and it is getting old. Unlike Mr. Stafford I do not have hundreds of millions of dollars in my bank account.

    Sentiment: Hold

  • Reply to

    Daphimo

    by fd_rox Jun 8, 2015 5:18 PM
    radiofreeframingham radiofreeframingham Jun 9, 2015 7:53 PM Flag

    Hi Les, Are we certain that Daphimo is registered in the Netherlands? If it is I agree with your statements that the only reason a United States entity would go to the Netherlands to register a company would be to evade disclosure and scrutiny. Only reason I can think of is that if people knew a person owned Daphimo they would argue conflict of interest ang get upset. Given the Greek sounding name of Daphimo would be perfectly reasonable to assume the Greek Tzannes brothers had some ownership. If the Tzannes do own Daphimo how do we know that Stafford sold the patents for fair market value?i would want to see at least three written offers for the patents sold to the Tzannes to prove was an arms length transaction.

    Sentiment: Hold

  • Many years ago when Michael (traction) Tzannes was in CEO of Aware the company implemented a poison pill to protect the company from an unwanted takeover. Then as now the stock price was not reflecttive of the true value of the company. Poison pill stated in the event any shareholder acquired more than 10 percent of the company then a "shareholder rights" plan went into effect giving stock rights to existing shareholders to acquire more shares. The net result was to greatly increase the number of outstanding shares and make it extremely difficult and extremely expensive to allow an unwanted suitor to take control of Aware. Out of the blue Michael Tzannes announced that the Aware BOD had agreed to waive the poison pill and allow John Stafford to purchase more than 10% of Aware. This allowed John Stafford Jr and John Stafford III to buy 40% of Aware and take control of the company. Tzannes was quite frankly a lousy CEO with no vision. Why bring this up? The question is how did John Stafford get Tzannes to waive the poison pill? Did Stafford make Tzannes a promise? Did Stafford threaten Tzannes do this or else? Since Stafford runs the company and has Bozo the Clown and Butch for a Day as co-CEOs need to know how this came to be. I have spent a great deal of time thinking about this and have never been able to understand why Tzannes would waive the poison pill UNLESS he was promised something or was threatened. By agreeing to allow Stafford to take a controlling interest it resulted in Stafford as Chairman of the Board and eventually led to Tzannes stepping down (I believe he was forced out) as CEO. If Tzannes had not agreed to waive the poison pill he would still be CEO today.

    Sentiment: Hold

  • Stafford has no idea how to run a company based on current management. Only reason that Russell and Moberg have their jobs is that they are Stafford yes men with zero leadership skills and even less of an idea how to run a biometrics company. If you asked them the time of day they would refuse to answer. IF the company was doing well getting new revenue and singing contracts you could ignore their shortcomings. But no apparent growth and management has placed all their chips on the idea of winning government contracts. Why is a company of 70 people operating out of a 75,0000 square foot building? Do you really need all that space. How about a novel idea and occupy 45,000 square feet and lease out 30,000. Could use the rental income to make up for lack of sales. Mr. Stafford if you wait long enough Aware's technology will become outdated. Let's get rid of the current co-CEOs and hire one capable executive.

    Sentiment: Hold

  • Reply to

    how about this

    by lvchgo5 May 18, 2015 3:17 PM
    radiofreeframingham radiofreeframingham May 20, 2015 9:31 PM Flag

    All excellent points opalokamishabob.

    Sentiment: Hold

  • radiofreeframingham by radiofreeframingham May 20, 2015 6:51 AM Flag

    The annual meeting takes place today at 10am in Bedford office. Meeting will be over in five minutes. What news will come out? Absolutely nothing. My only question is Aware paying John Stafford Jr and John Stafford III a fee for "attending" the annual meeting even though neither man will show up in Bedford. Don't you think it is odd that the Chairman of the Board of a publicly traded company does not bother to show up to the annual meeting?

    Sentiment: Hold

  • radiofreeframingham radiofreeframingham May 6, 2015 2:21 PM Flag

    Adrian Kruse drinks the Stafford Kool Aid.

    Sentiment: Hold

  • On 2-11-2015 we were over $5 share and today 5-5-2015 are sub $4 share. If we back out the cash and building we are trading for $1 share. What a joke. The market has no faith in current management-executive officers and the. BOD. How about some press releases and you can ignore the names of the parties. The simplest method to add $1 million to the bottom line is to fire Moberg and Stafford-save half million in salaries and another half million in stock compensation. Money would go right to the bottom line and no one will notice they are gone. Four years since the prior CEO resigned and current management an abject failure. It's all on the Staffords.

    Sentiment: Hold

  • If Carl Icahn was behind the appointment of Robert Finocchio then the handwriting is on the wall for Robert Ricci and his successor is now in place. Was wondering when Icahn was going to get fed up with Nuance and stir the pot. Now when Carl goes into his usual ranting and raving routine about "shareholder value" code words "my money" he will have greased the skids for Ricci's departure and tell the BOD that one of their own can take over running the company. At the very least Finocchio will ask Ricci some hard questions about lack of execution. Buckle your seat belts boys!

    Sentiment: Hold

  • It is clear reading the annual report that the success or lack of success at Aware is based on future government contracts. In 2014 34% of gross revenue (24% Navy and 10% Marines) was due to military contracts. Aware is going after this market because that is where the biometric revenue is. Only downside it goes to the low bidder and there will be competition. On the upside Aware has low overhead and should be low bidder and with only 23 million shares and high gross margins some large contracts will help drive earnings. Most of any additional revenue should go right to the bottom line. For the forseeable future the success of the company depends on the government. I do not hold out hope for any future patent royalty revenue,

    Sentiment: Hold

  • radiofreeframingham radiofreeframingham Apr 23, 2015 10:10 AM Flag

    So socks you think Aware is a well run company? A growing company in biometrics?i am not FD or Sandeep we are real live different people. I cannot unload my shares without taking a beating. Unless we introduce new and better products we run the risk of old stale worthless products and that hurts the bottom line and the stock price? So tell me all the things Aware is doing right?

    Sentiment: Hold

  • And the award for worst board of directors and co-ceo's goes to-wait for it drum roll please Aware. News flash Michael Tzannes has left the building and the Greek God is not coming back. Stafford Jr and Stafford III are fabulously wealthy but the only thing I like about either of them is their money. Paying Moberg and Russell a total of 1 million dollars or 5 percent of Aware gross revenue for their pitiful performance is criminal and it all due to the Staffords. The fact that the Staffords left Moe and Curly Russ in charge leads me to believe the Staffords are shopping the company to the highest bidder. It has been four years since the prior CEO resigned and after four years wouldn't you think the Staffords would come to the conclusion that no one is leading Aware. The only new product is Cluster. Are you kidding me? Have owned the stock for over 10 years. Let's put some lipstick on and put out the For Sale sign.

    Sentiment: Hold

  • radiofreeframingham radiofreeframingham Apr 21, 2015 1:46 PM Flag

    Hoping that some company makes an offer for NUAN. No management and what there is for management is grossly overpaid. Be happy to get back to $18.50.

    Sentiment: Hold

  • radiofreeframingham radiofreeframingham Apr 21, 2015 11:23 AM Flag

    Due diligence about what helpmeiamnuts? There is nothing to study. Are they hiding all the good news until Christmas?

    Sentiment: Hold

  • Given zero press releases about new clients or contracts and the end of the Navy contract fully expect for Moberg to announce the big disappointment. They are sitting on $40 million and are in a position to develop new software products and to market those products. The fact that they are not full speed ahead is a failure of management at the BOD level and is completely the fault of the Staffords. So what is the plan? Continue to go after government contracts. Has Aware ever exceeded earnings expectations? At some point even the Staffords have to realize they have no business owning Aware and will put the company up for sale. Sad part is that no one is running Aware.

    Sentiment: Hold

  • radiofreeframingham by radiofreeframingham Apr 17, 2015 10:17 AM Flag

    Thought Icahn was pretty smart since he is worth 25 billion. He owns 19% of NUAN at $18.50 and has owned nearly two years. Bought 20,000 shares of NUAN at $18.50 share last July and I am losing my shirt down 33%. No light at the end of the tunnel. Present management has no idea how to grow the company and there are many many other players (Google etc.) getting into voice biometrics. That's OK as long as Brett Icahn is making $600K year by being on the BOD. Hey Carl why don't you start your typical rant about the NUAN BOD being useless including your son.

    Sentiment: Hold

  • The billionaire Stafford boys could care less about trying to run AWRE while the biometrics field is booming. They could not be bothered to find a replacement for the CEO when he resigned so they promoted the CFO and legal counsel to Co-CEO's. Other than having a lemonade stand as children what are their qualifications in the biometrics field or management experience? Staffords have a plan-no news-completely go dark and hope everyone gets fed up and goes away. Here's the bottom line if you do not want to run the company like a real company then sell to another firm and put an end to the charade. Have the law firm you hired to sell the patents to Intel shop the company to the highest bidder.

    Sentiment: Hold

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