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siemprefue 1 post  |  Last Activity: Apr 3, 2015 10:23 AM Member since: Oct 8, 2007
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    60 million dollars from thin air?

    by my_fathers_son_1 Feb 19, 2015 11:23 PM
    siemprefue siemprefue Apr 3, 2015 10:23 AM Flag

    No, goodwill is the premium paid over the value of the assets in the context of M&A. The point is, you suggest it is tied to the market value of the shares - it's not. It's certainly not related to an abstraction like the company's "reputation". Tech companies are especially prone to accumulating goodwill and intangibles. I am not arguing WSTL's write down of intangibles wasn't concerning - it is. But your assertion that WSTL is doing something shady or unique is completely off base.

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