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My name is Anthony DiBenedetto and I am a resident of Louisiana. I am currently a sophomore working on my Finance degree. I am an avid dividend investor that looks for growth over the long-term. I not biased to a particular sector as I share an affinity for all stocks. I will continue to write... More
  • Oryon Technologies: Lighting The Way To Prosperity 0 comments
    Jan 8, 2013 3:58 AM

    Well, some may debate otherwise, but according to the Disney movie "Tron: Legacy", the future is BRIGHT. That's right, the company I am describing in this article was the sole provider for the luminous lighting effects of the clothes on the characters in Tron. Oryon Technologies (OYRN.OB) lit this movie up like a Christmas tree and strategizes on conceptualizing this design modernly and allocating this product to variant markets. What exactly is their product, though?

    Who are they and what product do they offer?

    Oryon Technologies is a technology company that has engineered and developed an electroluminescent, flexible product known as ELastoLite®. Ever wondered, before modern iPhones and smartphones, what was lighting your keypad on your flipphone? That light was emitting from an early patent from Oyron. Though the days of flipping your phone obnoxiously while simultaneously whipping your head in the same direction are over, this product now enables thin, flexible, crushable, water-resistant lighting systems to be incorporated into new and far-reaching product applications across multiple markets (though we'll really miss the head whipping).

    Vision, Applications and Market Possibilities

    So, since everyone loves a nice acronym, we'll call this our VAMP. Of all the companies I've rummaged and researched, the VAMP of Oryon outright has the highest visceral percentage (if there were one) of fulfilling all of these components. The vision of this company is one of lighting the world. Obviously, the world has already been lit (thanks Edison), but their vision is to exceed the current limitations, also while conducting a safer aspect of lighting possibilities. We all know that if you shine a light at a reflective belt, or vest for a construction workers aspect, the light reflects off the vest and 'shines' so you can see the person. This option has proven to be sufficient, but we live in a country built on proficiency right? This leaves opportunity for a driver to not realize the reflection or to miss the reflection of the light and ultimately the individual wearing the dated product will suffer. How about if this construction worker had an illuminant, glowing product on his person? Would that change the situation at all? I think so. This gives drivers more of an opportunity to spot the workers at a distance. Obviously, there are many more examples of how this product is advantageous and prominent over other lighting variants, but I think you get it. The applications, as previously stated, are innumerable. Shoes, jackets, hats, police jackets (as shown above), toys, safety equipment, outdoor equipment, membrane switches, automobile industry, etc. In other words, what can't you put a fancy neon light on and it not look cool? (Don't answer that) And obviously, the market possibilities are in conjunction with the applications. The VAMP for this product is outstanding and worth a second take.

    Pumped and DUMPED

    Although true that this credible company has been unfortunately susceptible to the famous dumb and dumbers, I'm sorry, pump and dumpers, the simple facts still apply; that is, the company is fundamentally sound. Naturally, as investors, we look for companies to invest in for one reason, unless your Gordon Gekko, and that's the appreciation of our money. We look for a good, sound company that has upside potential, and usually lots of it. This company has tremendously high potential for profitability. The vision is there, the applications are there, and they have an influx of adequate markets to accommodate both.

    Final Conclusions

    My final decision, after my own fundamental assessment of Oryon Technologies, is a buy and hold. This company's stock is trading at a supreme discount to it's future and potential value. My assumptions aren't that this stock will skyrocket anytime soon but based on the strategies the management have in place, in about 1-2 years we'll be hearing about this one in the papers. This year, the stock is up around 65% to 0.39, but I'm not concerned with the little gains. This is considered a penny stock, sure, but this company has a prodigious potential to succeed. If you would have bought Microsoft at 0.18 a share you'd be doing fairly well currently, correct? Ambitious companies with the foreseeable (and feasible) possibility of prosperity and accomplishment always deserve an investor's thought. So, on that note, let me leave you with a quote directly from the company.

    Within the target textile markets, approximately 7 billion units are shipped each year. This includes outerwear, industrial safety, municipal safety, military, athletic apparel, men's, women's and children's clothing, toys, footwear, sports gear and clothing accessories. These markets generate over $250 billion annually and are second only in size to the food industry.

    Disclosure: I am long ORYN.OB. I wrote this article myself, and it expresses my own opinions. I am not receiving compensation for it. I have no business relationship with any company whose stock is mentioned in this article.

    Additional disclosure: I have no affiliation with the company and this article is written solely out of personal interest and education.

    Themes: long-ideas
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