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wonwood 7 posts  |  Last Activity: Jun 24, 2014 10:26 AM Member since: May 12, 1998
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  • I have not looked at the gov't website for CNG station count since 2/18. At that time it there were 669. Just checked this morning and we are up to 698 in a little over two months. 29 new stations open in about 9 weeks is a pretty good pace considering the winter weather in Feb. and March. I fully expect to hit 800 stations in operation by the end of the 2014. Hopefully demand is growing as quick as station count. As always no idea how many new or existing are CLNE stations.

  • wonwood wonwood Apr 28, 2014 10:49 AM Flag

    No matter how great a company or how great the model the bottom line is that at some point they need to make a decent profit to justify their stock price. AMZN either needs to get 40X more profitable or be about $80 per share.

    As an investor you should be buying a stock based on getting a piece of the future profits. AMZN has to prove at somepoint there will be substantial profits. AAPL makes more in four hours than AMZN does all year. Think about it.

  • wonwood wonwood May 21, 2014 8:28 AM Flag

    Good article. I have never really understood why the Civic CNG doesn't sell better. Obviously there are infrastructure issues and limited refueling options in most areas but there are plenty of options in CA, Oklahoma and North Texas. The article mentions traveling 220 miles in a week for $14.00. At 6 cents per mile fuel cost compared to the 35 cents per mile my fleet of construction pickup trucks get with ladder racks and tools installed I would be better for my construction crews to park the trucks on the job sites and buy them a cng civic to drive back and forth to their houses every day.

  • wonwood wonwood May 21, 2014 10:01 AM Flag

    FYI - If you were 18 and saved $30 a week until retirement age at 67 and earned 9% return on your investment you would have $1,278,909.32 at your 67th birthday. Might not be significant for you but it would for most people.

  • wonwood wonwood Jun 24, 2014 6:57 AM Flag

    I have always been perplexed by the fact that INFN was supposed to have hands down the best technology from what I keep reading so if that is the case why wouldn't a CSCO who is sitting on $50 billion in cash snap them up? It wouldn't faze them at all and their have been times in the last 18 months they could have picked up the company for 1.25 billion, now maybe 1.75-2.0 billion but in either case a drop in the bucket for them. As a non technical (at least when it comes to optical networking) person it makes me wonder if INFN really has the superior product.

    CSCO has made a conglomerate out of buying up other companies, by my count over 100 with a market cap of greater than $100 million so they obviously are not shy about buying out another company if they like their technology.

  • wonwood wonwood May 5, 2014 8:44 AM Flag

    I should know this but don't. I assume all CNG stations are self service. Do all LNG stations have to be manned when they are open? I have read you have to "suit up" in order to fill a LNG vehicle so I would assume practically speaking there needs to be a filling attendant to dispense the LNG. Is that correct?

  • wonwood wonwood Jun 24, 2014 10:26 AM Flag

    I don't think so. Personally if you have a list of companies with 15% growth selling at a PE of 20 I would like to see it as ideas for an investment. One of the allures here is that KMX has the ability to get to a scale that will be severely disruptive to all of their competitors. I would think that with 500K plus transactions a year they can pin point the EXACT price point they want to pay for a car in each market they are in. Think Wal Mart Scaled

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