Avid Technology, Inc. (NASDAQOTH:AVID)

CAPS Rating: 1 out of 5

The Company develops, markets, sells and supports a range of software and hardware products for the production, management and distribution of digital media content.

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Member Avatar johnbmurdoch (< 20) Submitted: 3/13/2013 9:21:32 AM : Underperform Start Price: $6.99 AVID Score: +19.86

Avid had serious cash-flow issues late in 2Q 2012, leading to selling off several key brands at fire-sale prices to raise cash. Avid has "focused" on professional audio and video production--but has inflamed the professional musician community by laying off the entire development team of one of their most profitable units, Sibelius Software. Avid sacked CEO Gary Greenfield in early February--and announced in late February (the day before the scheduled release of FY 2012 results) that Avid was going to miss reporting, and would take an unspecified amount of time to "evaluate" how they had accounted for things like software defects and product liability.

The company has been characterized by repeated re-organization plans, and repeated layoffs of high-dollar tech employees--but is in a high-tech business. Too many MBAs, not enough engineers or musicians--they're not a good investment.

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Member Avatar theMANzalone (83.49) Submitted: 5/2/2012 11:11:56 AM : Underperform Start Price: $8.10 AVID Score: +48.81

old-school brand. No longer relevant

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Member Avatar kgiesing (< 20) Submitted: 4/12/2012 7:05:26 PM : Underperform Start Price: $8.43 AVID Score: +53.86

Avid's executive staff is seriously out of touch with the market in which Avid operates. This is only becoming more and more clear as time goes on.

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Member Avatar noargos (30.02) Submitted: 2/18/2012 4:23:04 AM : Outperform Start Price: $11.88 AVID Score: -81.33

Best of Breed. Apple bowing out of professional market and going after the bigger prosumer market. Creates big opportunity for Avid and they know it. Development and marketing departments firing on all cylinders.

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Member Avatar arceneauxaustin (46.04) Submitted: 2/5/2012 1:44:06 AM : Outperform Start Price: $10.50 AVID Score: -76.05

Possible Google Buyout.

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Member Avatar realtvguru (< 20) Submitted: 5/21/2011 3:39:34 AM : Outperform Start Price: $16.78 AVID Score: -104.83

Avid's innovation is unprecedented. The face of high end editing is going to change rapidly with their leadership.

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Member Avatar KimLanners (< 20) Submitted: 4/25/2011 1:21:34 PM : Outperform Start Price: $18.73 AVID Score: -107.71

digital media

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Member Avatar weberse (25.61) Submitted: 6/10/2009 3:17:09 PM : Outperform Start Price: $14.25 AVID Score: -160.12

Avid Technology will play a major role in the upcoming years in the digital TV industry. More and more companies want to expand their HDTV reach and come up with new channels or improve the content on the current ones. I believe this company has room to grow and will outperform in the next 12 to 18 months.

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Member Avatar MechJockFool (69.95) Submitted: 10/24/2008 9:37:37 AM : Outperform Start Price: $11.96 AVID Score: -173.37

New leadership.

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Member Avatar Onthelees (46.37) Submitted: 7/19/2008 2:07:10 PM : Outperform Start Price: $19.00 AVID Score: -121.52

Beaten down. Intense competion, but still has huge installed base of committed users - I know , I am one of them.

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Member Avatar GarlicEater7 (< 20) Submitted: 5/11/2008 2:22:36 PM : Outperform Start Price: $21.49 AVID Score: -112.01

new management, good market position within sector= value at this price

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Member Avatar XMFRobert (45.24) Submitted: 4/17/2007 7:48:04 PM : Underperform Start Price: $36.85 AVID Score: +121.81

Quality control issues will hurt their hardware business, while apple will provide for their software buyers in their stead. the stock is overvalued at this time.

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Member Avatar carefulinvestor (< 20) Submitted: 11/6/2006 11:33:18 PM : Outperform Start Price: $36.35 AVID Score: -130.75

Nice support at $36 for entry. AVID got slapped for revenue slowdown before new software release. It is a sign that studios are awaiting the new release and demand will be there.

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Member Avatar eldetorre (42.47) Submitted: 10/17/2006 12:09:05 AM : Underperform Start Price: $39.35 AVID Score: +134.39

Avid has been shafting its users for a long time. Its professional tools are becoming commodity items. Content creation is entering an age where it will be everywhere, and easily implemented. Avid is not Microsoft owning a proprietary file format to lock in customers. Think paper not word docs!

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Member Avatar ValueStockMonger (42.94) Submitted: 10/4/2006 12:46:26 AM : Outperform Start Price: $36.23 AVID Score: -136.65

Growth is not being priced in because of short-term setbacks. High takeover probablity as well.

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Member Avatar XMFHamp (99.88) Submitted: 9/16/2006 6:50:48 PM : Outperform Start Price: $42.10 AVID Score: -140.94

insider buying

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Member Avatar drswing (< 20) Submitted: 8/25/2006 1:10:25 PM : Outperform Start Price: $38.63 AVID Score: -142.75

Undervalued

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Member Avatar DeiterF15 (75.24) Submitted: 8/24/2006 12:07:23 AM : Underperform Start Price: $38.56 AVID Score: +142.08

AVID recently got some attention from a big hedge fund and completed a ~5% stock buyback that has lifted the stock from its summer decline, but I think there is more hype than hope over the next year. Low profitability offsets AVID's technological successes - this company may be a nice acquisition target in a couple of years, but I don't see it improving its business practices enough to deliver near term performance.

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Member Avatar bigwook1 (< 20) Submitted: 8/23/2006 9:38:59 PM : Underperform Start Price: $38.56 AVID Score: +142.08

Ongoing quality control problems will hurt the bottom line of this supplier of digital content creation software and hardware.

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