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Discussion in 'Product Availability' started by Photo Engineer, Mar 2, 2011.

  1. Photo Engineer

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    Today, a consortium of companies owning 24% of Kodak stock announced on Wall street that Kodak management should make the company profitable or the stockholders should vote current management out of office.

    The Kodak response was a repeat of previous comments that Kodak was committed to making the company profitable as rapidly as possible.

    PE
     
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    Hope that will shake things up. Hate to see Kodak ending up like Agfa. A day late and a dollar short.
     
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    I will be good for this thread and not make any reference to the one who thinks that magenta and maroon are not colors. :wink:

    Steve
     
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    They're not. They are "flavors of light".
     
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    Does a 24% ownership stake give one a voice in anything? What does the other 76% think?
     
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    Steve;

    Are you a maroon?

    :D

    PE
     
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    Well, I can't tell them apart, but then, I sometimes see orange people, so what do I know?
     
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    No, but I would moon the two lettered "one who thinks that magenta and maroon are not colors" the name of whom we dare not speak! :laugh:

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    I like macaroons...
     
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    I love Macaroni
     
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    I believe Marconi loved macaroons after his macaroni so much he did that dance I refuse to spell out.
     
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    HEEEEEEEY MACARINA..... HEEEEYY!!!:whistling::tongue::tongue::tongue:
     
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    And then he stuck it in his hat...dandy. The end.

    But hopefully not so for big yellow.
     
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    Maybe they'll focus on what they know best...
     
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    exactly ...
     
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    Hahahah, now that scares me for some reason!

    PE
     
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    Absolutely. With that amount of ownership they can demand seats on the board, at which point they can begin to influence things.
     
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    A 24% ownership in a company as large as Kodak certainly means a lot. A fair number of shares of EK are held by people that don't exercise their voting rights. Not only that, but when people that hold almost 1/4 of the shares in EK say something is wrong, it might start a ripple effect among other large shareholders
     
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    Of course they are not. All colors are an illusion. Everything is really black and white.
     
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    the loss of 600M+ is non cash but will about Goodwill reduction

    i think that this action was taken by Kodak for the Dec. Qtr 2010 was Cleaning the balalnce sheet with non cash loss in 2010 item which i think will be followed by selling the Non strategic assets and businesses, so the sales in Cash will be profitable in 2011
     
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    Hopefully the first action will be to get rid of Perez.

    Inkjet printers aren't going to do it for them, no matter how big, fast or cheap they are. Might not be a bad business to be in but it ain't a save the company strategy. Find something to do where they can apply their coating technology. Do some REAL marketing to convince photo enthusiasts and artists that film is a beautiful (but, yes, niche) medium and they are missing something by not using it. Continue to introduce films that make digital even more so look like crap. Find a way to apply your film technologies to readily available, economical, everybody can afford it, digital output. Market film to people (ie your mother) who don't want to ^%$#% around with computers. Get the photo magazines to run an article about film here and there. Make up with Walmart.

    They really should have kept the pharmaceutical business and selling the health imaging group was a HUGE mistake.
     
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    Reading this thread made me hungry.

    If you own 24% of a publicly owned company you have a lot more influence than you might think. First as someone mentioned you can demand a seat on the board and start firing people, also there is a bigger threat where you can start dumping shares quickly and drive the stock price down thus removing the ability of a company to raise capital and leaving it ripe for hostile takeover.

    I would not like to see a hostile takeover of Kodak, unless that takeover is by APUG users.
     
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    :wink:

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