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xwallstcfo 31 posts  |  Last Activity: 8 hours ago Member since: Feb 13, 2009
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  • I am feeling a lot better both physically and mentally.....thanks to many of you for your best wishes...

    Nothing has changed in my outlook for MCZ....My number one pick HIMX had a big day.....4 or 5 years ago I bought all of my shares between $2-2.50 (250,000 shares)....The talk is now $17-18 price target,all because of VIRTUAL REALITY.....
    The key takeaway as it pertains to MCZ.....is that this will trickle down to this company as well.
    The initial reviews to the launch of occulus rift and the other competitors is the lack the of content in the early stages of this new industry.....Games applications are currently limited and are WAITING ON SPECIALIZED CONTROLLERS...
    The new CEO is doing a good job....but she needs to do better.....
    Getting rid of Rockband was a good idea....concentrate on STAR CITIZEN....keep an eye on the CUTTING OF EXPENSES..
    She is laying the ground work for a good up coming year

    The stock is forming a double bottom.....as it has successfully tested 17c twice.....if 17c CAN HOLD...the next 1-2 weeks ...I think we can see a move to the 25-30c range before earnings.....The pivot point is 29c

    ADVICE
    A valuable lesson here is patience....I had a lot of frustration with HIMX.....it skyrocketed to $15....then collapsed to under $6 ....for 3 years....it went nowhere....and look now.....
    In my opinion the same will happen for MCZ.....they have their 2nd chance to capitalize on a new trend....keep your eye on the prize....focus!!!!!
    The conservative estimate for virtual reality is $20 billion by 2020.....some are saying it will be $50 BILLION..

    My position remains the same 1,500,000shares....however friends, family, and associates have added about 500,000shares in the 17c-25c range

    KAREN !!!!
    CONCENTRATE ON VIRTUAL REALITY....THE REWARD A $3-5 STOCK PRICE BY 2020

    Sentiment: Hold

  • Reply to

    Investing in Virtual Reality

    by xwallstcfo Mar 30, 2016 12:31 AM
    xwallstcfo xwallstcfo Mar 30, 2016 12:47 AM Flag

    I have also have taken small positions in
    Facebook ( occulus rift)
    Microsoft ( hololens )
    sony

    Accumulating
    FITBIT

    Sentiment: Strong Buy

  • SAN DIEGO, March 31, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Mad Catz Interactive, Inc. (“Mad Catz”) (NYSE MKT/TSX: MCZ), a global provider of innovative entertainment products, today announced the debut of the X-56 Rhino H.O.T.A.S. Advanced Flight Control System™, the Company’s newest addition to its Saitek Pro Flight Range of PC-based simulation accessories.

    “The Saitek brand has always sought to deliver product innovation, quality and engagement for the global simulation community,” said Andrew Young, Chief Technology Officer of Mad Catz. “We are proud to continue that tradition and reaffirm our commitment to the PC simulation market and in particular the space simulation genre. While this new segment of the simulation market may be new to many enthusiasts, it is already gaining significant popularity and play.”
    Additionally, we believe 2016 will also be a key year for the adoption of virtual reality thanks to the introduction of both the Oculus Rift and the HTC Vive. Our X-56 Rhino directly addresses the needs of this exciting market as its control system is perfectly positioned for use while wearing a VR unit. Ultimately, we are confident that the Saitek X-56 Rhino will offer significant control advantages and greatly enhance the simulation experience for enthusiasts everywhere.”

    That $3-5 price target I have for 2020 just got a whole lot more realistic..

    Sentiment: Strong Buy

  • Reply to

    Virtual Reality has arrived at MCZ

    by xwallstcfo Mar 31, 2016 7:58 AM
    xwallstcfo xwallstcfo Mar 31, 2016 8:08 AM Flag

    I have been waiting for a MAJOR DEVELOPMENT......this is worth BUYING MORE.........and at these historic lows....I am stepping in !!!....somewhere between 100,000-500,000

    Sentiment: Strong Buy

  • Reply to

    Virtual Reality has arrived at MCZ

    by xwallstcfo Mar 31, 2016 7:58 AM
    xwallstcfo xwallstcfo Mar 31, 2016 9:51 AM Flag

    no....any lots of 10,000 or more are mine so far ....except for that 91,000 order

    Sentiment: Strong Buy

  • From seeking Alpha
    Sirius XM's Lucrative E-Sports Opportunity
    •With hundreds of millions of gamers in North America, this could be a great boost to subscriber numbers.
    •Some e-Sports tournaments have more viewers than the NBA finals.
    •Sirius XM's plans to start a video streaming platform could tie in well with this.
    We have felt that Sirius XM (NASDAQ:SIRI) was good value for some time, and following an announcement that it is launching e-Sports coverage we find it to be a compelling buy. Part of our concern with Sirius XM was how it will attract enough new subscribers in the future to grow at a reasonable rate. With this launch, it could be a step in the right direction and drive the share price higher.
    The rise of e-Sports has taken many by surprise, not least ourselves. Which is why we are delighted to see Sirius XM move into covering the growing competitive gaming industry. Last week the company announced a partnership with leading internet media company IGN to produce a new daily e-Sports satellite radio show. Dedicated to the growing world of competitive gaming, it will be hopeful to capture some of the hundreds of millions of gamers in North America as subscribers.

    I will say it again....CEO needs to focus on VR.......MCZ is in a hot sector.....drop the garbage ( RB4)....and go for HIGH MARGINS !!!!
    Still accumulating.. 19-22c

    Sentiment: Strong Buy

  • Reply to

    MCZ''S Sweet spot Virtual Reality and E sports

    by xwallstcfo Apr 12, 2016 12:08 AM
    xwallstcfo xwallstcfo Apr 12, 2016 12:04 PM Flag

    Most will trade off the bottom line eps ... if that's the case we could retest 17c or go lower.....but if you look at eps before extraordinary items that will be something else......The key number for me we be their cash position at the quarter end.
    The current situation is all ready reflected in the price......It's the next 9 months that have me more excited

    Sentiment: Strong Buy

  • xwallstcfo xwallstcfo Apr 12, 2016 12:12 PM Flag

    Who ever said VR is going to be fully launched this year......Start reading about 2017 and beyond

    What did you invest in when the internent dial up modem was introduced?.....I invested in AOL at $4....what about you?

    What did you invest in when the cell phone came out...? I bought Nokia for $2...what about you?

    What about video games? I bought Electronic arts for $12....and you?

    What about Virtual Reality?....I bought HIMX and additional MCZ.....get the idea?

    YOU BUY BEFORE IT BECOMES A HIT

    Sentiment: Strong Buy

  • Reply to

    Has anyone been able to contact the company?

    by fibonacci54321 Apr 28, 2016 11:05 AM
    xwallstcfo xwallstcfo Apr 29, 2016 6:34 PM Flag

    we will soon find out......news pending stock was halted at 4:46 pm

  • xwallstcfo by xwallstcfo Apr 29, 2016 7:05 PM Flag

    I think stock has been delisted...go to nasdq website...look for halt information.....code d is delisting
    website down.....i felt this all day....

  • Reply to

    Delisting

    by xwallstcfo Apr 29, 2016 7:05 PM
    xwallstcfo xwallstcfo Apr 29, 2016 7:34 PM Flag

    I guess the regulators were fooled long enough...The 10k was due in October......6 months later still nothing....they could have given estimates.....or just something......the files that they claimed they needed were not crucial to giving at least a projection ..
    I hope I am wrong on all of this....but I doubt it

  • Reply to

    Pink Sheet Trading - TPIY

    by fibonacci54321 May 2, 2016 1:56 PM
    xwallstcfo xwallstcfo May 2, 2016 2:40 PM Flag

    where did you get the symbol?..

  • xwallstcfo xwallstcfo May 2, 2016 4:45 PM Flag

    Still exists? why has the website been down for days? please don't give me any false hope

  • This is from a HIMX article from today

    Now we are on the cusp of the next great wave of technological innovation called AR/VR that thinkers like Zuckerberg, Goldman Sachs, and others are telling us will become both the next communications and computing platforms. Already we are seeing the beginnings of the wave of new companies and innovations from these new technologies that hold the promise to drive the next big advancements in productivity. I submit to you that we are now on the verge of the next great bull market that will be driven by the wearables revolution, including AR/VR technologies.

    After years of delays and over-hyped promises, AR/VR has finally reached a turning point. This online study illustrates this turning point showing that in 12 western nations an impressive 11% of the population in these nations plan to buy VR in the next 6 months. That number, even if it is only half-way accurate, deserves a reiteration: 11% of approximately one billion people plan to buy a VR product within only the next six months. Now estimate the percentage of the other six billion inhabitants that populate this third rock from the Sun that will also buy a VR product

    The striking part of the study shows that a much larger percentage is on the fence currently and undecided. You can count on an additional group of buyers to cross over from the "Don't Know" segment of the study. Please review the results of this study in the graphic below since this level of consumer interest is far beyond what most analysts are currently projecting:

    Karen stay focused on this new technology!!!!

    . Gartner has called this the

    Sentiment: Strong Buy

  • xwallstcfo by xwallstcfo May 14, 2016 9:04 AM Flag

    Having worked on Wall St for 25 years....very little surprises me.....

    When the SMART MONEY gets blindsided then you know something is wrong.....

    When the press release came out at 5 am I for one was very excited about the results.....but I was concerned at the muted response in premarket action....
    When you see analysts satisfied with the results that's like them giving their blessing for the stock price to go higher..

    I spoke to a retired analyst who has money invested in this....and had an interesting take on this company....

    Himx trades like a BIO TECH.......look at it this way.....HIMX products are in late stage 3 phase trials.....and the results are trending positive......when the FDA gives it clearance.....mass production.....will match customer demand......
    The thing is many real BIO TECH companies get more respect than HIMX......How many BIOTECHS have you seen in the past 10 years who have losses for years but trade with high multiples...
    So why not HIMX.....the answer is HIMX did... it traded like a BIO tech a few years ago because of GOOGLE GLASS .....It is now a SHOW ME STOCK
    The Bottom line ......the story is STILL INTACT....but the timing was off 3-4 years.....$20+ is still a Virtual REALITY....
    As far as my opinion goes....the guessing game of the stock price in 2016 will be the most difficult to nail down $12-20 .
    It gets easier in 2017 and beyond .....how about a triple from the 2016 RANGE !!!

    Sentiment: Strong Buy

  • Every Message Board Has at least one
    Have any of you ever met the face behind these characters that post garbage?
    I unfortunately have ..the number is close to 100 over 25 years of service on the street...My duties of CFO were not limited to financials.....Besides CPA designation... I obtained series 7..24...27..and 63...Especially during the summer months ,I had to fill in as head supervisor of our trading desk....not something that I looked forward to...It is here where I met the scum of the earth
    The trading desk had 25 traders at any one given point.. but we always had 5 SHORTERS
    Who were they ?here is a brief description
    When I saw their resumes.. they start off in a shlock house ( BOILER ROOM)...A STARTING SALARY of $15,000 while they are being sponsored by a firm to take the series 7.....Once they passed they use their charm to pass off garbage to vulnerable customers......They are TAUGHT to embellish ....the failure rate is very high
    So now when they have their series 7 .....they attempt to enter the major leagues.....many lack major skills but have great charm..and get hired through NEPOTISM..my firm was no exception
    They were hired as PROFESSIONAL SHORTERS...they used the skills from the boiler room to spew fear and lies
    and yes believe or not they got paid for posting
    To fast forward ...many of these punks never make it...even their connections realized they made a mistake.
    So now being a certified loser they take their background and try to do it on their own
    They wear their PAJAMA'S all day trying to make a few $100 a day to make the rent
    Think about this
    You never learned anything while in school...you failed at being a car salesman. You now try the stock
    market...You make a few investments that turned out bad..you become bitter..now you hide behind a
    computer and cover up your failure ....and make up delusional trades in your mind. All of a sudden you know more than everyone else
    25 years later I DO NOT ask the question
    WHY ARE THEY HERE?

  • xwallstcfo by xwallstcfo May 17, 2016 1:19 AM Flag

    Here are my comments about the state of Financial Condition as of Dec.31 2015

    My overall rating of The Balance Sheet is a C+...
    Their is room for an upgrade.....
    Here is what worries me:
    Cash is the lifeline of every company....though it improved from $7 m Sept 2015 to $9.7 Dec 015...its way to low for me.....What will it be March 2016.....after restructuring?.....What if any changes to the credit line?
    Inventory is at $27 m....and according to the footnotes I think about $12 mi is related to Rockband..(read the footnote)..How much will be lost to giveaways or write downs?
    The positives:
    As of Dec31 Current Assets and Current Liabilities are almost $ for $...not taking into account the inventory number ...if ratio under 1 signs of problems...not present at the moment
    Deferred Assets $7-8 for taxes
    Equity improved by about $1 million
    Cash per share 5c
    book value per 16c UNDERVALUED !!!!
    Investors business daily stats:
    inventory turnover ratio at 5.28... APPLE IS 104.the higher the better
    up/down volume ratio at .9 over 1 is good...indicates demand for stock
    total composite rating 28out of 100 poor
    earnings 16 out of 100 poor
    sales /profit margins B fair/good
    accumulation B good
    p/e 5 history range 4-19 UNDERVALUED !!!!
    RETURN ON EQUITY 34%...please don't ask???? do not get it
    The charts : 29c pivot point
    Other issues
    Where are the press releases for the pipeline of products for Christmas 2016.....Yes I know about HOTAS and SAMSUNG.....Rockband was suppose to be the hero for 2015....what about 2016??????
    Where is the confidence of buying stock? by officers...Their have been many opportunities to buy so if 50c or 40c or 30c was to expensive ....20c ?????????????????????
    Communicating to shareholders????......Insiders 9% institutions 1%.....90% mom and pop types!!!!!!!!!
    Summary
    The discounting mechanism for stocks is 6-9months out......So the XMAS is here ... the stk should start trading on product demand in the weeks to come

    Karen please speak to us

  • Reply to

    Balance Sheet Metrics

    by xwallstcfo May 17, 2016 1:19 AM
    xwallstcfo xwallstcfo May 17, 2016 6:27 AM Flag

    excellent point
    I had to read that over more than twice.....and still am not sure....but since the balance sheet comparison is March 15 and Dec 15.....I assumed that in March 2015...there was no Rockband (The deal was announced in
    March or April 2015)..Inventory in March was $15m plus the additional $12 and we hit $27 m
    A simple schedule breaking out this number would have been better.....the footnote was poorly written.
    Inventory at june 2015 was $18 mil at sept 2015 $33 mill

    The balance sheet is NOTTTTT as bad as it looks.....

    Let us remember ....when looking at the Income statement for the quarter coming up.....the bottom line will not be as important.....The restructure will be 4-5c...... $3m / 73 mill shares..
    If the company can breakeven or lose !c-3c before the structure....It would be a moral victory....because every thing plus the kitchen sink was thrown in here
    Efficiency will rule for the rest of the year!!!! a major plus

  • xwallstcfo by xwallstcfo May 17, 2016 7:00 AM Flag

    Because 90% of this company is held by mom and pops....stock reaction is always overdone on the up and down swings.....
    Unfortunately I believe that is the reason why we are at 20c....and why we get little respect from the establishment....THIS NEEDS TO CHANGE !!!!I
    If bottom line numbers are (8c) or better including the restructure....this should be a a sign that management deserves more time to execute their plan

  • Reply to

    Reporting date?

    by smurfdeej May 15, 2016 12:22 AM
    xwallstcfo xwallstcfo May 17, 2016 7:29 AM Flag

    Investors business daily has that date as well....but pick any Thursday as other options

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