New York, NY (PRWEB) April 19, 2012
The latest quarterly results for Research In Motion (RIM) were quite bad, according to Sasha Cekerevac, co-editor for popular financial newsletter, Profit Confidential. Revenue was down 19% from the previous quarter and down 25% from the same period in the previous year. The editor feels that it’s not looking good for this once-successful technology stock.
“The only reason the stock didn’t decline under $10.00 is that the CEO hinted that the firm is up for sale,” says Cekerevac.
In his Profit Confidential recent article, Beginning of the End for RIM?, Cekerevac notes that corporate earnings showed a net loss for the quarter of $125 million compared to a net profit of $934 million in the previous year’s quarter.
“…apparently, they still aren’t on the right track,” says Cekerevac.
Cekerevac believes that any potential buyers might just stand to the side and watch the slide continue for another year or two and pick up the pieces at just a few dollars per share.
“So far, there is no growth plan, no new sexy products, and nothing to drive corporate earnings going forward,” says Cekerevac.
The number one sign in any industry of a company that might have problems, according to Cekerevac, is when you see arrogance appear. He feels that this is what happened with RIM. RIM’s “BlackBerry” will be the same as Palm’s “Treo,” a great product that never evolved and is now in the history books, says Cekerevac.
Cekerevac notes that many analysts during the last decade believed at one time that the two giants in the mobile phone industry, Motorola Inc. and Nokia Corporation, would remain that way forever.
“Technology stocks that don’t consistently progress forward with new ideas will fall behind,” says Cekerevac. He feels that RIM had a huge, dominant lead, but took its foot off the gas and lost momentum and it appears the company is close to losing the race.
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