Shaun Currie, CFA
Long/short equity, hedge fund analyst, momentum

Agilysys: On The Cusp Of Major Earnings Growth

Since James Dennedy took over as CEO in 2009, Agilysys (NASDAQ:AGYS) has undergone a major transformation to right-size its cost structure and sharpen its focus on the Hospitality industry. Now, considering the fact that most of the transformation is complete, the company should see above-average earnings growth that should last throughout the rest of the decade. Even without considering this inflection point, the company has some very interesting attributes including:

    $100MM of cash on the balance sheet (1/3 of the market capitalization) and no debt. Net operating losses ((NOLs)) that are valued at $160MM (over half of the company's market cap and 80% of the company's enterprise value). The company has just recently reached profitability (after selling its ...
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