By bosley, November 10, 2012

Data Group just nosedived after reporting earnings yesterday. What do you think of its future potential?

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Travis Johnson, Stock Gumshoe
Hi Brad — that was a surprise for me (obviously), here’s what I said when I suggested this one in August: “I don’t expect Data Group to have to cut the dividend … but if they do, then it will turn out that we’ve picked this one poorly or too early.” So now the dividend will be about half as large, and the company says they’re slashing the dividend so they can balance the div against their growth needs — that makes sense in a broad sense, since they were effectively spitting out most of their free cash flow in… Read more »

It just keeps dropping! Down to $1.96 this morning.


In view of the advise and results I have received from the financial gurus I have listened to, as a green horn investor I must be qualified to also give useless advise. But let me be clear, I take full responsibility for pushing the buy/sell icon LOL. I bought 500 shares at less than $4 and continue to buy as the price slides in order to lower my ave. buy price.

Looking over financials, DGPIF market cap is about what their dividend was a few years ago. I am not a financial expert so I have a question. Do the 1 time adjustments to goodwill hit their bottom line or is it just that the book value is reduced. How would P/E be calculated? given their high debt and one time charge would a EV/FCF be the better metric? I am thinking about getting into this stock, but want to avoid the classic cigar butt. They look to be paying debt and adding services which is hard on existing shareholders but… Read more »
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