Robert Wagner
Research analyst, CFA, portfolio strategy, gold

Ballantyne Strong Should Reinstate The Stock Buyback

Ballantyne Strong (NYSEMKT:BTN) is a supplier and servicer of movie theaters and provider of industrial and architectural lighting. Recently the company has been going through a transition as the movie industry moves from the old 35 mm film to digital. The period has been a bit difficult, but with the most recent earnings report, it looks like the firm has returned to profitability after showing a small loss in Q3 2012. For all of 2012:

"Ballantyne generated $169.1 million of revenue, $5.5 million in net income and EPS of $0.39 for the full year."

Apply a conservative 10 P/E to that number and with the stock trading at $4.01 at the time of this writing, BTN appears...

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