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The Company is a designer, developer, manufacturer and marketer of branded fitness and apparel products sold under such well-known brand names as Nautilus, Bowflex, Schwinn Fitness, StairMaster, and Pearl Izumi.
The management team of Nautilus is adrift in a sea of confusion and self deception. As a former member of the engineering team, I saw up close and personal the ineptitude and appalling lack of vision the people at the very top of this corporation are capable of. Until an complete and thorough scorched earth policy is implemented at the board room of this company, investors will see an unending stream of blunders, mis-steps and outright scandalous waste of resources resulting in an ever accelerating death spiral of an otherwise good company.
Since you have only rated only this one stock, you sound very much like a disgruntled employee who has recently been terminated. Considering today's rise in stock price, looks like they may be doing better without you. I am bullish on NLS for several reasons. 1) Dividend yield 2) Seriously under valued using standard valuation models ) 3)Fixed the supply chain problem which triggered the original sell off. Target price >$20 by 4th QTR, 2008.
The "new" senior team...from Falcone to Joyce are clueless and only seem concerned with their own well being and self preservation. Good job spending millions to fight Sherborn, stay on the board and "in control". Logistics are a train wreck. Product quality is non existant, Where is the Treadclimber?. Service thru internal providers or third party is a crap shoot. Internally things are just as dysfunctional, incorrect invoicing and billing is an everyday occurance.. internal accurate reporting has never been there. Call the 1-800 number and better pack a lunch, it's going to be awhile until you get to speak to anyone. Brand recognition to lay people is still strong, surprizingly enough, but within the fitness industry, the scuttlebutt has been and will continue to be that Nautilus is a joke. Keep them @ arms length. There are so many other quality options that will more than suffice any commercial setting.
the supply chain problems are far from fixed. Obviously gdavis1955 has had a look under the Nautilus skirt. The company logo reminds me of a toilet flushing. Do you hear a huge sucking sound? its Nautilus.
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