Actually, I've done just fine. Thank you for your concern. And as far as "...plow every cent u can into this baby....", that isn't good investing advise for ANY investment no matter how good you feel about something. Anyway, I'll let you get back to your 24x7 monitoring of this board. For me... I've got better things to do.
When people start making stupid jokes about how #$%$ a stock is.... THAT is often the BEST time to buy. So anyway, thanks for your attempt at humor. I feel better than ever about my investment!
I agree. It would be insane to shuffle up management right at this turning point. Capstone is in a VASTLY better position now than it was 5 years ago even though the stock has been flat. Capstone is continuing to improve and the next couple quarters are going to be very good. That's why I believe that when the stock catches up with Capstone we're going to be much higher than we are today.
Facts... with the last quarter now behind us and reported we are moving up (fear for the future is gone at least for a good while). Capstone is moving into the historically strongest quarter of the year. They have reaffirmed very good guidance for the next two quarters. The payment to UTC is ramping down which will add a couple free percentage points to their margins. Other margin improving factors will come into play in the next quarter and beyond. They are bidding on larger and larger projects which not only means larger sells, it will put CPST on the radar of the big guys as Capstone bids right along with them and hopefully winds their share (can you say acquisition???). No mention of the heavy vehicle trials which we know were going good. Can we expect a very exciting announcement in this area soon? I hope so. I've found that when things seem to be off the radar that is exactly when things happen!
Anyway, investors in Capstone have a LOT to look forward to. The next year should be very good for the company and the stock. So can folks please stop posting things about other posters! I only visit here from time to time and don't really want to weed out the garbage about so and so's mother and other childish junk. There are some very good posters here that find some great info about this company or the industry in general and share it. But it gets buried because of the childish posts.
GE and CAT bidding too? Exactly! And others too! Seeing Capstone right in there as a viable competitor in this scale of projects will put CPST on their acquisition radar. CAT is on record a couple months ago saying they are going to be investing heavily in the coming growth that they see in CHP and CCHP.
"can't build them fast enough"... this is the most common error posted on this board! It's usually said to imply that there is something wrong with Capstone's manufacturing ability. Backlog is explained many places on this board and elsewhere so I won't repeat. Just be aware that as orders continue to grow, Capstone can grow it's manufacturing ability right along with it with almost ZERO capital expense required. This is a big plus.
Micro grids are a great idea and I believe the future will see a huge expansion of this concept around the world (and yes, Capstone will benefit greatly). There are lots of good reasons for this... grid robustness, diversification, air quality, protection from terrorism, natural disasters, efficiency, etc. It just makes sense. But Obama tying it to "climate change"? Really??? What a stupid move. There are enough GOOD reasons for it without bogging it down in such a politically charged (and scientifically questionable) reason.
It's not that your right or wrong. Everyone makes mistakes. It was the sarcastic "tone". Really not needed on an investment forum.
No... it's on Nov 7th like the original poster said. So much for your sarcastic "any investor would know it's 4-Nov" comment. As for the increase in the short position. Since the stock has been rising even in the face of increased shorting, this just shows that shorts are investing based only on the past and potentially setting them selves up for a very big disappointment. If the positive trajectory of CPST's margins is back on track and sales were good this stock will move up nicely.
It's pretty naive to think that the CEO and other management levels don't want their stock options to be worth a fortune just like every other investor. They have over the years been awarded more stock options to be sure. You can have a logical debate on if they have earned them or not... but it all has a strike price about where we sit plus or minus dimes. You really think management hates investors so much that they don't want the price to be say $3... $4 or more? What would a stock price like that do to their options? Think about that a little bit before you think they are out to get us! Management knows that getting margins north of 20% and continuing to grow sales through more and more vertical markets is the way to achieve that. And over the last few years they have taken a great many steps in that very direction (even in a bad global economic environment!). So I personally believe that your assessment is pretty stupid.
Yup, lawyers and unions are what is dragging this economy down (along with all the new Federal regulations - which lawyers love). Funny how Obama is big into both lawyers AND unions. There are more legal suites against the federal government now than any time before. Lawyers are in heaven with this administration.