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  • America Should Run From Dunkin' [View article]
    The simple answer is I do not think private markets with less information function better then public ones.

    The more complex answer is the 1.5 billion term loan having a higher interest rate was due to the fact that the current loan LIBOR +3% is near what a AAA company pays for its debt. If the company is forced to issue bonds, I do not think they would get such a favorable interest rate. Just a 1.5% increase would cost the company 26 million annually, taking a huge chunk of FCF. This is all irrelevant if you think that DNKN has a AAA balance sheet going forward. I think the model more reflects a rate of DPZ debt.
    Jan 12 12:59 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • America Should Run From Dunkin' [View article]
    @Romeo Fayette
    Short Run, yes you would be correct. If you are telling me the success over the long run of the franchisee does not effect the model when it comes to expansion, I would disagree. Simple econ 101 would tell you as ROI for the franchisee lowers less stores will be built.
    Jan 11 01:30 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Valuation Preview: Is Facebook Worth $100 Billion? [View article]
    You can not buy options on any stock the first week of trading.
    Dec 4 03:20 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • What To Do With After The Quarter [View article]
    Whitney Tilson says 35 is fair value. It is hard to say though since they use stock as a major form of payment. So the lower the stock goes the more diluted shareholders would get.
    Nov 21 04:34 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Salesforce And The Sell Side Kool-Aid [View article]
    I want to thank all the Seeking Alpha contributors for your research you guys made me a lot of money (sold my puts Friday look to reload higher). The thing that tipped me off that they may miss this quarter was SAP conference call a must listen too before CRM next report. Also I have a question that i could not find. When and why did CRM stop reporting CORE subscription growth does this not seem odd to anyone else?
    Nov 19 11:53 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment