Simple Tech Inc (STEC) Non e' male!

pseudomiracoli prenatalizi

la notizia,,,,
miracolosamente le cose ora vanno meglio di quanto dichiarato,,,,
in pratica le vendite aumentano,,,(guarda caso),,,,

e' letteralmente un miracolo finanziario quello che si sta avverando,,,

fino a ieri i semiconduttori e affini avevano pessime prospettive e ora che si avvicina natale sembra che forse :D:D:D:D le cose andranno meglio,,,,

W il parco buoi evoluto :):):)

SimpleTech raises forecast, stock up 31 percent
Mon Oct 4, 2004 08:45 AM ET
NEW YORK, Oct 4 (Reuters) - SimpleTech Inc. (STEC.O: Quote, Profile, Research) , a maker of computer memory products, raised its quarterly profit and revenue targets on Monday, sending its shares up 31 percent.
The Santa Ana, California, citing increased demand for its stacking memory business, said it expects third-quarter profit between 5 cents and 6 cents a share, compared with its earlier expectation of a profit of 2 cents to 3 cents a share.

It expects revenue to be in a range of $74 million to $75 million, compared with its earlier forecast of $60 million to $62 million.

Stacking memory allows different memory components to be stacked together to increase the capacity for memory and storage. The company's stacking memory business saw its revenue double from the previous quarter to $34 million.

Shares rose to $4.89 in premarket INET trading, from Friday's close at $3.74
 
trimestrale ok,,,ma si sapeva

Press Release Source: SimpleTech


SimpleTech Announces Third Quarter 2004 Results; Sequential Stacking Revenue Nearly Doubles and Gross Margin Expands as Company Expands its Profitability
Monday November 1, 4:05 pm ET


SANTA ANA, Calif., Nov. 1, 2004 (PRIMEZONE) -- SimpleTech, Inc. (NasdaqNM:STEC - News), a designer, manufacturer and marketer of custom and open-standard memory solutions based on Flash memory and DRAM technologies, today announced its financial results for the third quarter and the nine months ended September 30, 2004.


During the third quarter of 2004, SimpleTech achieved the
following financial results:

-- Increased revenue by 33% to $75.0 million from $56.5 million
in the prior quarter;

-- Expanded gross margin to 17.9% from 14.6% in the prior
quarter;

-- Increased stacking memory revenue to $33.9 million from
$17.2 million in the prior quarter;

-- Improved operating leverage leading to an increase in
operating margin to 6.4% from 1.8% in the prior quarter;

-- Improved quarterly inventory turn days to 38 days from 60
days in the prior quarter; and

-- Improved quarterly accounts receivable turn days to 37 days
from 45 days in the prior quarter.

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Revenues for the third quarter of 2004 were $75.0 million, an increase of 33% from $56.5 million for the second quarter of 2004, and an increase of 30% from $57.5 million for the third quarter of 2003. Gross margin increased from 14.6% in the second quarter of 2004 to 17.9% in the third quarter of 2004, due primarily to improved inventory turns, greater absorption of manufacturing costs and greater access to competitively priced components during the third quarter of 2004 compared to the second quarter of 2004.

Income per diluted share for the third quarter of 2004 was $0.06, compared to income per diluted share from continuing operations of $0.02 for the second quarter of 2004 and $0.04 for the third quarter of 2003. Cash, cash equivalents and short-term marketable securities remained relatively flat at $75.6 million at September 30, 2004 compared to $77.8 million at June 30, 2004. Order backlog increased from $11.0 million at June 30, 2004 to $13.0 million at September 30, 2004. During the third quarter of 2004, the Company repurchased 749,309 shares of common stock under its previously announced stock repurchase program at an average price, including commissions, of $3.56 per share.

Business Segments

Consumer and OEM Divisions

Revenues from Consumer Division customers comprised 48% of total revenues in the third quarter of 2004 compared to 58% in the second quarter of 2004. Revenues from OEM Division customers comprised 52% of total revenues in the third quarter of 2004 compared to 42% in the second quarter of 2004. The increase in OEM Division revenues resulted primarily from growth in the OEM stacking memory business. The OEM Division's stacking memory business nearly doubled in the third quarter of 2004 due to greater customer demand and market share gains at existing customers in the server and telecom sectors.

Business Outlook

``The initiatives we commenced in the second quarter of 2004 to streamline our operating expenses, coupled with significant market share gains in our stacking memory business, led to greater profitability in the third quarter of 2004,'' said Manouch Moshayedi, Chief Executive Officer of SimpleTech. ``We believe that we have navigated our company into a position of strength and our outlook for the remainder of 2004 and 2005 is bright.

``We believe that changing industry dynamics will also bode well for the future growth and profitability of our business. In the past year, the NAND Flash market dynamics have been very challenging, evidenced by periods of component shortages and periods of aggressive retail price cutting. We have yet to fully realize the benefit of the emergence of new NAND Flash semiconductor providers who are expected to broaden our supply base. As new supply of NAND Flash chips comes on line in the next several quarters, we expect to benefit from improved access to competitively-priced components enabling us to target additional NAND Flash market opportunities.

``The DRAM industry continues to experience relative price stability and the outlook for 2005 from DRAM chip manufacturers continues to be positive. In the past five quarters, we have experienced a significant increase in demand for our stacking memory products from customers in the networking and server market sectors. Our high-capacity stacking memory products are used by our customers in their high-end switching equipment and enterprise servers where maximizing memory content in the device is a priority.

``I am also very pleased that we are able to report to you execution on some of the goals that we discussed in recent quarters, namely, increased revenues, expanded gross margin, and of course, increased profitability. Our third quarter 2004 revenues increased by approximately 33% over the prior quarter. Such significant top line growth often results in a net usage of cash due to increased working capital requirements, however, our cash position stayed relatively stable at approximately $76 million. Our inventory position was also relatively stable at approximately $26 million at the end of the third quarter of 2004.

``After growing revenues by more than 30% sequentially in the third quarter of 2004, we believe we will be able to maintain our market share gains achieved with our customers. We expect our revenues for the fourth quarter of 2004 to increase to a range from $76 million to $78 million. We expect diluted earnings per share for the fourth quarter of 2004 to a range from $0.06 to $0.07.''
 
è andata a chiudere il grosso gup up di inizio ottobre, i volumi sono molto forti , quasi quasi oggi si entra cosa ne pensate ??
Paolino967 le tieni ancora d'occhio ??
 

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occhio.............................

stà per breakout.......... 5.00.....................


dicono il target oltre 6.00 .............. graficamente secondo me 10 e 11 potrebbe fare nel medio.............
 
STEC - SIMPLETECH INC (NASDAQ)
Date Open High Low Last Change Volume % Change
09/30/05 4.84 4.95 4.84 4.95 +0.05 31200 +1.02%


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pensate un pò voi ..............................

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Press Release Source: SimpleTech


Napster and SimpleTech Partner to Deliver Napster-Branded Storage Products
Tuesday September 6, 9:00 am ET
Exclusive, Multi-Year, Strategic License Agreement for the Development of Digital Media Storage Solutions


PHOENIX, Sept. 6, 2005 (PRIMEZONE) -- RetailVision Fall 2005 -- SimpleTech, Inc. (NasdaqNM:STEC - News), a designer, manufacturer and marketer of custom and open-standard memory and storage solutions, today announced a strategic partnership with Napster(r) (NasdaqNM:NAPS - News), the biggest brand in digital music, to introduce Napster-branded Flash memory and hard disk drive storage products. The licensed products include external storage, USB Flash drives, and Flash cards, among others and provide vital storage expansion, back-up and portability for valuable music files. SimpleTech will demonstrate its complete portfolio of storage products at RetailVision Fall 2005, held September 6 - 9 at the Arizona Biltmore Resort and Spa in Phoenix, AZ.
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According to Forrester Research, online music sales in the United States are projected to reach $4.5 billion by 2008. The growth of this market is indicative of a trend that is transforming the music industry and driving a dramatic increase in the need for optimized storage solutions for these precious media archives.

``The combination of the iconic Napster brand with memory and storage technologies from SimpleTech results in a family of relevant products that will appeal to consumers in the digital music market,'' said Brad Duea, president of Napster. ``These products have been specifically designed to meet the needs of fans looking for high-quality storage for all the digital music they love and to provide the innovation and quality assurance Napster symbolizes.''

``To fully enjoy the digital media experience, consumers need the right hardware solutions. Among the biggest challenges music downloaders face are storage and portability issues, such as lack of hard drive space, mobility and back up,'' said Patrick Wilkison, vice president of marketing and business development at SimpleTech. ``SimpleTech provides a complete line of portable and desktop storage devices ranging from Flash drives to hard drive-based storage products that will now be Napster-branded. These products complement the Napster experience by offering consumers easy-to-use, and in some cases, highly-portable music storage devices.''

Initially, Napster-branded SimpleTech products include SimpleDrive External Hard Drives, Bonzai Xpress USB 2.0 Flash Drives, Bonzai USB 2.0 Upgradeable Flash Drives, CompactFlash Cards, Secure Digital Cards, Multi Media Cards (MMC), reduced size MMC cards as well as miniSD Cards. For a preliminary period each of these products will include free song downloads and an extended trial offer for Napster's award-winning digital music subscription service. Napster offers one of the largest digital music catalogs, with more than 1.5 million songs spanning all genres from Eminem to Miles Davis.

Pricing and Availability

The Napster-branded storage products are expected to be available during the third quarter of 2005 in retail locations nationwide, through SimpleTechDirect.com and via Napster's online service. Sample manufacturer's suggested retail prices are as follows: 160GB MusicVault(tm) -- $159, 128MB USB Flash drives -- $18.00, 128MB USB Upgradeable Flash drive -- $26.60, 512MB Secure Digital card --$51.90, 128MB CompactFlash card -- $20.60.

About Napster

Napster, the biggest brand in digital music, is a subscription service that enables fans to freely sample the world's largest and most diverse online collection of music and move an unlimited amount of songs to compatible MP3 players. Napster (http://www.napster.com) members have access to songs from all major labels and hundreds of independents and have more ways to discover, share and acquire new music and old favorites with community features like the ability to email tracks to friends and browse other members' collections. Napster also offers Napster Light, a ``lighter'' version of the service for those who just want to purchase songs and albums a la carte. Napster is currently available in the United States, Canada and the U.K. and is headquartered in Los Angeles with sales offices in New York, London and Frankfurt.

About SimpleTech

SimpleTech, Inc. designs, manufactures and markets custom and open-standard memory and storage solutions based on Flash memory, Dynamic Random Access Memory (DRAM), and hard disk drive (HDD) technologies. SimpleTech offers a comprehensive line of more than 2,500 products and specializes in developing high-density memory modules, memory cards and storage solutions. For more information, visit the company's Web site at http://www.simpletech.com.

Safe Harbor Statement

This release may contain forward-looking statements that involve risks and uncertainties, including, but not limited to, statements concerning the growth of online music sales. Actual results may differ materially from the results predicted. Important factors which could cause actual results to differ materially from those expressed or implied in the forward-looking statements are detailed under ``Risk Factors'' in filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission made from time to time by SimpleTech, Inc., and Napster, LLC, including their Annual Report on Form 10-K, their quarterly reports on Form 10-Q, and their current reports on Form 8-K.

Other factors that could cause our actual results to differ materially from those expressed or implied in the forward-looking statements include the following risks: Storage products may not perform in the manner anticipated, customer demand for such storage products and for online music may not grow as projected and new technological advancements in the field might produce more competitive products. SimpleTech, Inc. and Napster, LLC undertake no obligation to release publicly any revisions to any forward-looking statements to reflect events or circumstances occurring after the date hereof or to reflect the occurrence of unanticipated events.

(C) Copyright 2005 Napster, LLC and SimpleTech, Inc. All rights reserved. Napster and Napster Light are trademarks or registered trademarks of Napster, LLC in the US and other jurisdictions. SimpleTech, and Bonzai, are trademarks or registered trademarks of SimpleTech, Inc. in the United States and other countries. All other trademarks referred to herein are the property of their respective owners.

The SimpleTech company logo can be found at: http://www.primezone.com/newsroom/prs/?pkgid=1079
 
from 10Q report

Note 7 — Stock Repurchase
In June 2004, the Company’s board of directors authorized the repurchase of up to $15 million of its outstanding common stock from time to time over the next 18 months. The Company repurchased 3,045,886 shares of common stock at an average share price of $3.88, including commissions, in the first half of 2005. The Company repurchased 841,509 shares of common stock at an average share price of $3.68, including commissions, in the year 2004. Shares may be purchased from time to time at prevailing market prices through open market or unsolicited negotiated transactions, depending on market conditions and other considerations. There is no guarantee as to the exact number of shares that will be repurchased by the Company, and the Company may discontinue purchases at any time when its management determines that additional purchases are not warranted. Repurchased shares would be returned to the status of authorized but unissued shares of common stock. The Company believes that all funds required for the repurchase of common stock will be obtained from its available cash resources and marketable securities.
 
il buyback rimasto è 15mlns - 3,045,886 - 841,509 = 11,112,605 shares to repurchase...........

il prezzo stà salendo......................... il flottante diminuisce ...................
 
44,620,000 outstanding - 61,8% held by insiders - 24,9% held by institutions == 5,934,500(circa) other holders (dati di yahoo)

sarà difficile a comprare tutti 11mlns per loro.............. se non molleranno instituzionali o insiders compreranno sopra 5$

scambi sono miseri e potrebbe esplodere da un momento all' altro appena ssupera 5$ ..............................
 
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ho visto solo adesso :eek:

After Hours 5.19 +0.24 +4.85% Vol:2,000 Last:6:04pm 09/30/05


ha rotto 5,03 in after .............. OK!
 
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la rottura del triangolo triennale con gap di fuga in luglio............ OK!
(grafico settimanale di 3 anni)

con MACDH promettente............ OK!
 

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stà bussando seriamente ai 5.00 $ OK!

appena oltre ==> si sale bene :yes:
 
5,07 ;)

siamo sopra 5,00 con volumi in arrivo :yes:


domani :specchio:
 
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