I sold my Pitney Bowes last week for a 31% gain in just a little over 3 months. They changed their mind and decided to not sell the company. Still a good annualized return.
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I have averaged a 42.2% gain on the 25 stocks I have sold (23 winners and 2 small losers) in my private portfolio since January 1, 2016. Nine of the 25 stocks have been bought out, including six in 2017 and one already in 2018.
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Here is the list of private subscription stocks I have bought and sold since December 2015. These are listed by last sold date.
2018 Calix-1% gain
2018 Xerox-34% gain, Buy-Out
2018 RMG Networks-1% gain
2017 Telecommunications company-59% gain (partial sale)
2017 magicJack 17% gain, Buy-Out
2017 eGain 56% gain
2017 YUME 90% gain, Buy-Out
2017 MaxPoint Interactive 60% gain
2017 Shortel 24% gain, Buy-Out
2017 Tremor Video 25% gain
2017 MRV Communications 6% loss, Buy-Out
2017 Ceragon Networks 55% gain
2017 Angie’s List 60% gain, Buy-Out
2017 Lantronix 135% gain
2017 Syneron Medical 46% gain, Buy-Out
2017 RocketFuel 140% gain
2017 Conduent .1% gain
2017 Harmonic 74% gain
2016 Ceragon Networks 48% gain
2016 Alphatec 71% gain
2016 Universal Insurance 36% gain
2016 Mitel Networks 15% gain
2016 Avid Technology 50% gain
2016 Silicon Graphics 70% gain, Buy-Out
2016 Imatron 30% gain
2016 Harmonic 80% gain
2016 United Online 5% loss, Buy-Out
Of our closed out positions on the Blog, since inception, we have had 71 winners, 18 losers for an 80% win-rate with an average gain of 37%.
We will continue to update on the remaining stock positions individually until they are all sold.
AVID fired its CEO in late February for improper workplace conduct. They appointed their Chief Sales and Marketing guy as the new CEO. The stock did not react to the news. BUY
SYNC will announce earnings in March. They already have said they are expecting sequential sales growth of 28-40% for Q4 2017 as the $100 million AT+T contract finally kicks in. SYNC is trading at about .5 times revenue. It astounds me that this is trading at $2.00. CHEAP! BUY
ATEC is still turning around. Q4 earnings will be announced on March 8th. Hold.
PRSS announced Q4 2017 earnings. No sign of the successful turnaround yet. Revenues were $34 million down from $44 million last year and they lost $100,000 versus making $2.9 million last year. Our valuation fell from $10.15 last December to $7.77. They burned about $10 million of cash in 2017 and have about $32 million left ($1.92 a share). So it is trading for less than cash value, but that cash is dropping and the business is still not profitable even in their strongest quarter of the year. This is still a weak HOLD.
February 2018 Legacy Positions:
Share Current Lifetime Current Price to Prior
Stock Cost Price Gain Value Value Value
SYNC $2.56 $2.00 (22%) $5.81 34% $5.32
PRSS $4.01 $1.52 (62%) $7.77 20% $5.37
ATEC $7.06 $3.19 (55%) $5.93 54% $7.42
AVID $8.35 $4.79 (43%) $16.95 28% $16.50