Doubt it as Stewart was also hired on Sept 8. 2014 to be CFO of Spiral Toys. Another entertainment guy in the oil and gas business. The guy is consultant at best and doubt if he would be inclined to dig thru moving boxes to come up with financial statements. This is just a company that will continue to issue only 8-K's . Highly unlikely you will ever see a 10-Q or 10-K. Typical VV move.
From a Marketwired press release dated September 8, 2014:
In addition, RoCap Marketing/Spiral Toys has appointed Robert Stewart, former CFO at NewSight Inc. and Yada Yada, as their Chief Financial Officer. Mr. Stewart has extensive IPO experience in the entertainment sector and was the audit manager at Price Waterhouse.
"I worked with Mr. Stewart for a number of years while I was at Disney and know him to be sharp, intuitive and reliable executive who knows how to navigate the rough seas of a tech start-up," says Mr. Meyers.
Spiral Toys, a RoCap company, has developed an integrated hardware/software/cloud solution that enables mobile-connected entertainment as part of their user experience. Spiral already has completed product development and has products in the marketplace, as well as an ongoing co-development agreement with a major entertainment studio.
With today's news that the company has now decided to pass on purchasing the property saying "it's not in the best interests of the company", one has to wonder about the Sept. 10th press release where it plainly states the bought, it was worth $500K, they paid 470K and how great the property was. Maybe he was just told by the appraiser that the property was worth only $300K.
Vince is tossing out press releases left and right, just as he did at his other companies, that announce some great accomplishment then retracts or contradicts at a later point in time. Strange (not really) how financial reports or filings can never seem to be completed.
Run people run unless you like playing pinkies with no real news.
They spent 470K on a building that was listed anywhere between $295K - $395K during the past few months. Not too smart. Guess the preferred stock component forced them to overpay. Run from Vince as fast as you can. What does a guy who spent his entire life in the entertainment business know about oil & gas business?
Coffee futures have gotten pounded over the last few days on this news....The roasters say they are able to buy significant amounts of Coffee from Peru and Colombia right now, and this talk has been around the market but not confirmed. However, reports from Colombia have noted the very strong production this year, so increased selling is likely.
While it won't make up for the Brazilian shortfall it's at least providing a cushion to the shortage.
And that eventually affects JVA since it's a hedging operation.
Steady as she goes...management knows what they are doing...just sit on your stock as they begin to crank out profitable quarter after quarter.
Amounts to 57 cents per share.....the 83 cent drop was a over-reaction due to all the selling today....probably will head up at least two bits until we get closer to the record date.
They added 4.1 million in sales from the Convergent acquisition but a real problems is that they haven't seemed to cut any costs associated with the business. In other words, the head count at Convergent is essentially the same. Usually when you acquire a company you can chop the administrative costs (laying off duplicate functions...start with accounting) and role it into your organization. Sure a few people from the old company will stay on board but not everyone. Maybe the workforce reduction with happen in the next couple of quarters.
"Very long sales cycles"........
that quote fits Ballantyne perfectly.........
knew they would find a way to somehow turn a very fast growing rabbit into tortoise....sometimes the tortoise doesn't always win.
Looks as if the two parties are suing each other now over their agreement with LQMT throwing around the fraud word.
Check out the Form 424B3 filing (filed 2/11/14) where the company is registering for sale 102 million shares of common stock. You'll find the dispute in this filing on page 9.
May be old news here but I've haven't gone back to check the boards.
Bringing on the A team won't be cheap for PZZI...but they will be paying it off it options.
When the overall market goes down, Newcastle has meet redemptions for those who are selling it's fumds. Therefore they have pare some of their holdings which includes PZZI. Don't worry they will buy back at lower prices.
Hedging has long been this companies Achilles heel.....the idea of hedging is to flatten out any losses or gains. Even when coffee prices were going ballistic to the upside a few years ago, JVA's hedges were getting creamed as well.Sure they had one or two good quarters but that was on the discovery of their relationship with GMCR They are just not a big enough player in the market when you have firms like Goldman Sach's on the other of the trade who know the positions of the smaller players,. It's always been like that and I'm not sure how they can overcome this. $6 million in realized hedging losses?? $300K+ in unrealized gains so far...looks like they closed out most positions at the bottom. It's too bad since they since they provide a great service to companies like GMCR. Perhaps with rising coffee prices, the PERCEPTION will be that Coffee Holding can make some money. However, the company was always been known as a hedging operation since gross margins are only 3-5%.
Which by the way is usually a bad idea (chasing)....out at $4.35 ...nice ride from sub $1 over 16 months ago....lucky is a better term to use.
Acquired 500 patents of 3G and 4G technology from Panasonic...no terms announced.
From those day traders who goaded you into selling at the open around $3.70, the stock is already up another 20% which is causing some of them to come back and chase for more.
omg..I had to rubs my eyes when I saw that Carstens and Shay purchased stock....drooling with excitement.
Imagine if those same directors realized that buying back stock could immediately put money in their pockets and the rest of the stockholders? They insist on taking the hard road, not the smart road.
With Convergent it is still up to BTN to execute. If everyone thinks the stock trades and is valued much higher than $4.70, then the company should be snatching up it's own shares. Even if down the road they would do a secondary for the same number of purchased shares at double today's price they would come out ahead.
Mgmt...think, think, think!!
Sentiment: Strong Buy
Well, you got me there...if BTN can squeeze more ITDA out of the EBITDA than it disclosed then the future should be rosy...
Convergent Media Systems has annual revenue of approximately $40 million and has averaged $0.7 million in EBITDA over the past three years (2010-2012). The acquisition is an all-cash transaction valued at approximately $16 million. Ballantyne Strong expects the transaction to be $0.06 - $0.10 accretive to earnings per share in 2014 and $0.15 - $0.20 accretive to earnings per share in 2015. In addition, Ballantyne believes there are opportunities to improve working capital management that should result in higher cash flow generated from Convergent’s operations.
Got to see how the stock closes today before I add any new money....most, but not all stocks tend to rebound during the day with a clawback off lows after a dump we saw this morning but a good % wind up finishing at their lows....right now it looks like just traders...a week down the road we may know otherwise.
Their selling and administrative expenses almost doubled...largely because of the decline in revenue but it exposes that they have not cutback the headcount...consultants not included.....have to laugh when you say "massive new growth".
I guess a buyback of shares is still out of the questions???
I think some headcount reductions are in order to compensate for the reduced sales going forward (vs previous yr).....
But you have to remember that the company itself helps guide the analyst toward his numbers. Some analyst read more into the companies guidance because they think they are smarter than management. Sometime management needs to keep it's mouth shut and stop proclaiming to the world how much they think they stock should be worth and just execute their plans. The stock price will take care of itself if the company executes. Porter saying the stock is worth $7.50/share just opens him up to criticism until the price reaches that target. Porter was certainly implying that he thought it was worth that price RIGHT NOW, not a year down the road. Guess he was wrong and the market never did believe him.