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Vertex Pharmaceuticals Incorporated Message Board

suchadeal1 6 posts  |  Last Activity: Jul 31, 2014 8:13 PM Member since: Oct 16, 2000
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    Close around 2.55 would put in a Double Bottom?

    by gumbainnj Jul 29, 2014 1:51 PM
    suchadeal1 suchadeal1 Jul 31, 2014 8:13 PM Flag

    With that selloff in WSTL, WTT now has a MKT cap that is 1/2 of WSTL on 1/3 of the sales and 1/3 of the cash.

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    Only $750k in R&D per qtr??

    by suchadeal1 Jul 8, 2014 5:53 PM
    suchadeal1 suchadeal1 Jul 11, 2014 9:28 AM Flag

    But you couldn't refute the fact of the people sitting on your board making strategic decisions. Where is the vision in THIS industry. A bunch of finance guys trying to engineer the numbers?

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    Only $750k in R&D per qtr??

    by suchadeal1 Jul 8, 2014 5:53 PM
    suchadeal1 suchadeal1 Jul 11, 2014 7:03 AM Flag

    Let's look at the directors that are responsible for guiding the company's future: Alan Bazaar: his background is investment research and portfolio management; Paul Genova, CEO:his background was in finance previously as a CFO; Don C Bell: he ran an online advertising agency after leaving Goldman; Joseph Garrity: re ran a strategic recruiting and consulting business. The only guy with any relevant experience is Henry Bachman but he looks like he retired in 1996 having worked from 1951-1996. Really??? This is the group with cutting edge vision . Scary indeed. Seems more like this was going to be a nice payday to sit on a board of a takeover candidate. Loops, no takeover

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    Only $750k in R&D per qtr??

    by suchadeal1 Jul 8, 2014 5:53 PM
    suchadeal1 suchadeal1 Jul 11, 2014 6:49 AM Flag

    I wouldn't buy this piece of.... There is no future here with a company that spends so little on the future. Since you mentioned westell on your post, I see that Google appointed their top telecom guy to westell's board. So I went on the wtt board and saw the old boys club, and I mean old and no one with cutting edge experience. A bunch of finance/investment/advertising guys. Scary. I guess Google wasn't interested here???

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    Only $750k in R&D per qtr??

    by suchadeal1 Jul 8, 2014 5:53 PM
    suchadeal1 suchadeal1 Jul 9, 2014 9:21 AM Flag

    So what you are saying is they have to execute perfectly to develop just marginal products. Scary. By the way, you left out prototype costs, beta testing with customers, retooling parts, etc,etc. I just don't see how they compete on a shoestring budget. I think it is clear. They underspent to make the books look better in an acquisition, ala "chainsaw" Al Dunlop. Now that they have to actually run a business, and just where are all of the new products?????

  • How much new product development and future growth do you get on $3 million in R&D per year?? Not much future here. They must have been managing for a buyout. Now what??? Very scary.

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