You can easily view the qrtly history on the Nasdaq web site under revenue/EPS.
Last yr in Q1 they earned 1c/shr. The 2 prev yrs they broke even. Not great.
APT is too small for 3M or HYH to be interested especially since less that half of APT's sales are non-building. LAKE is even 5x and more the size of APT's mask/suit business, and sells similar pdts. I think the best bet would be to hope for APT to go private... or another pandemic. I'd buy back in APT but at a much lower price.
For your sake I hope you're right. You have more faith in this family business than I ever had. I like to buy stk in cos with fast growing sales AND EPS. When you look at the history here you do see sales growth but little fall-thru. And while they are buying back shares they like to issue mucho options to the Execs. Well over a half million out now, as I recall.
Ok, while you're correct about working capital, using it to determine the value of a co and a P/E is unheardof. You can deduct the cash/investments but that's not even what the common P/E calc requires. This co has a very hard time increasing EPS so it is unlikely it will sustain more than a couple of dollars/shr in price.
Many Thanks! I learned my lesson last time around and tried to warn others. But as you know the Pumpers don't care about facts. All we got for posting the truth was ridiculed with childish name-calling.
Take care and please keep up your good work!
So, the above from their 10-K, show they have 45c/shr in Working Capital - which is less than last year. What are else are you including?
Very doubtful after the little increase in sales they reported this time around. And I'd bet most shorts are already out...
Looks like it was that BIG lawsuit they won and got settled:
"Recoveries from (provision for) loan losses: 43,865"
Some of us present facts. Other pump and call names. And still others are co 'ees trying to keep the lie alive despite disastrous results!
1. Int'l sales declined to just 4% of total sales
2. Gross Profit declined to 36.6% even with the Ebola sales increase
3. Only Ebola sales mentioned were masks and shields - no protective gear
4. "The Company’s Chief Executive Officer and President are each entitled to a bonus equal to 5% of the pre-tax profits of the Company, excluding bonus expense. Executive bonuses of $438,000 were accrued during the year ended December 31, 2014, as compared to $329,000 for 2013."
5. Inventories rose 17% vs 2013
6. 580,000 stock options are outstanding at an avg exercise price of $1.58
My wins were in the fall and also over 5 yrs ago. The real point is not were the shares are today vs EoY but here they're heading... Probably in half barring another outbreak. The next shoe to drop might be more insider selling.
The real fools are the pumpers who choose to ignore the facts and significance of this (family-run) company's history. Is this stock worth $2.50/shr? No way!