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Forum: Business, Finance, and Investing 11-29-2007, 12:02 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 44
Posted By midas
Re: How does equity work in a new company?

There is no such thing "fair share" they all get their legally agreed upon equity distribution. That's why corporations are formed by lawyers to avoid this issue.
Forum: Business, Finance, and Investing 11-29-2007, 11:13 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 98
Posted By midas
Re: What are the top schools for undergrad recruiting?

My mistake - i thought Kellog was undergrad as well. At one time they did have a shortened MBA route if you previously graduated from biz school.
Forum: Business, Finance, and Investing 11-29-2007, 11:06 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 15
Posted By midas
Re: EBITDA versus NOPAT

Krishan:

A simpler version that is widely used is EBITDA - Maintenance Capex as a proxy for true free cash flow from operations.

Some investors use this metric over Enterprise Value to...
Forum: Brick and Mortar 11-29-2007, 10:50 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 29
Posted By midas
Re: N9ne Steakhouse in Vegas.

I go to the N9NEs with my friends every time I go to Vegas for one reason STEAK + ATMOSPHERE = BEST IN VEGAS.

There are better steaks in Vegas - Fixx, Delmonicos,etc but no steakhouse has the buzz...
Forum: Business, Finance, and Investing 11-28-2007, 01:52 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 98
Posted By midas
Re: What are the top schools for undergrad recruiting?

For I Banking you need to include the undergrad business schools of Boston College, Notre Dame and Northwestern.

In the last 10 yrs I-Banks have begun to value undergrad biz schools grads as a...
Forum: Business, Finance, and Investing 11-27-2007, 12:08 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 24
Posted By midas
Re: A Favorite Stock, NICK

DC:

Interesting stock, seems to be trading close to book value which would generally indicate a bargain. In any of these one product specialty financial companies you have to see if there is a...
Forum: Business, Finance, and Investing 11-21-2007, 07:08 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 10
Posted By midas
Re: Leveraged companies versus cash rich companies

Krishan

In the past I have followed the sector. the sales of repacement heads ( the front end of the laser) may be slowing. Lets just say that this sector may look like a value buy but you need...
Forum: Business, Finance, and Investing 11-21-2007, 04:37 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 14
Posted By midas
Re: Value inv. How to pick

I like screening first for companies with an EV of less than $500 million, an an EV/EBITDA of less than 8x and flat to growing EBITDA. This generally yields companies that are undervalued and likely...
Forum: Business, Finance, and Investing 11-20-2007, 10:49 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 18
Posted By midas
Krishan\'s Leverage EV Case

Forum readers:

Krishan had a very interesting post describing EV vs. stock price and came to the conclusion that having large cash balances "cushions" the fall of a stock price due to the theory...
Forum: Business, Finance, and Investing 11-19-2007, 03:48 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 10
Posted By midas
Re: Leveraged companies versus cash rich companies

Krishan - watch out for the laser sector - all the comps are down. Growth seems to have slowed dramaticaly.
Forum: Business, Finance, and Investing 11-16-2007, 04:48 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 8
Posted By midas
Re: Law School and Math/Business Combo?

Somnius:

If you like Math and can make money at it you should follow your passion. You can most likely keep all your other ventures and still pursue a Math education and career.

Sounds like...
Forum: Business, Finance, and Investing 11-16-2007, 12:40 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 24
Posted By midas
Re: Help me choose a job out of undergrad

1. If you want to know who am I read my prior posts in this topic.

2. The Accenture job is a "systems integrator" let's not confuse that with high end business consulting at Bain Consulting, BCG...
Forum: Business, Finance, and Investing 11-15-2007, 03:40 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 24
Posted By midas
Re: Help me choose a job out of undergrad

Pmuir:

For you goals only options 1 & 2 are relevant.

Option 1 - from a training and exposure standpoint may be the best choice.

Option 2 - I know the these guys and it's a great shop but...
Forum: Brick and Mortar 11-15-2007, 03:30 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 6
Posted By midas
Borgata Sting - \"Chip washing\"

Can someone please explain what "chip washing" is and why it helped this sports betting ring?

Is it just converting "illegal income" into poker winnings by cashing the chips?
Forum: Business, Finance, and Investing 11-09-2007, 12:25 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 25
Posted By midas
Re: so i\'ll have a law degree soon...

Joker:

You have other options - you could become an investment banker depending on your school (top 10) and grades. But the work is still long and hard. In any entry level job, the salary is...
Forum: Business, Finance, and Investing 10-31-2007, 10:32 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 4
Posted By midas
Re: Bonus time: how to play it

I agree with IBG - you've already put in 10 mos toward your bonus. Keep performing and wait until they give you your number - if you like it stay, if not start looking for another job on their dime....
Forum: Business, Finance, and Investing 10-04-2007, 08:58 AM
Replies: 111
Views: 4
Posted By midas
Re: Difference Between Poker and the Stock Market

I think it is a joke that people still think that poker and investing are remotely similar.

Poker is finite game with limited variables to understand, quantify and evaluate.

Investing or...
Forum: Business, Finance, and Investing 10-02-2007, 04:05 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 9
Posted By midas
Re: College Kid Debating about MBA Program

Tripster:

One observation - you are all over the place - what do you want to actually do? Trading is at the opposite end of the fiancial universe compared to wealth management.

1. Never...
Forum: Business, Finance, and Investing 09-27-2007, 04:18 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 6
Posted By midas
Re: Finance vs Accounting degree

I would take the accounting route and take as many advanced finance classes as you can squeeze in as well. It just gives you more downside job protection. The worst case is you get a job at a local...
Forum: Business, Finance, and Investing 09-07-2007, 02:48 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 5
Posted By midas
Re: Michael Lewis looks at the subprime crisis

I think this article is really a parody on how Wall Street works - ie:

1. Create a financial model that everyone believes works lending 110% of home value with no money down to people who have...
Forum: Business, Finance, and Investing 08-24-2007, 12:31 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 4
Posted By midas
Re: Help finding a company...

www.bpltoday.com (http://www.bpltoday.com)

There are no public companies.

Current is in TX
Utility.net is is Michigan
Forum: Business, Finance, and Investing 08-23-2007, 12:27 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 11
Posted By midas
Re: Why is a company offering to buy back their stock higher than value?

In responding to the original post I actually forgot to answer the original question - why buy back at a higher price?

When a company decides to buy their own stock back they generally believe...
Forum: Business, Finance, and Investing 08-22-2007, 02:04 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 11
Posted By midas
Re: Why is a company offering to buy back their stock higher than value?

Fly:

The reason companies buy-back stock is because they have too much cash and they don't know what to do with it. This is generally a signal that the Company is flattening out and doesn't...
Forum: Business, Finance, and Investing 08-21-2007, 03:10 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 4
Posted By midas
Re: The Stock Market..... help please.

1. Buy a book like Stock Market for Dummies
2. Buy a book on reading a financial statement
3. Buy a book on basic company valuation

After completing steps 1,2 & 3 you now know more than 99%...
Forum: Business, Finance, and Investing 08-21-2007, 02:52 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 4
Posted By midas
Re: Free Tip: Two bargain Stocks

Steel and metals prices are at an all time high. Most investors understand that these prices won't last forever and thus put a cap on the valuation/stock price. That being said the Company is...
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