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Author: w2j2 Big red star, 1000 posts Old School Fool Add to my Favorite Fools Ignore this person (you won't see their posts anymore) Number: of 853  
Subject: Re: VRTS/SYMC Date: 5/8/2005 6:48 AM
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dirtzero:

I am holding my VRTS. The revenues continue to grow, with prediction of 11% to 12% growth next year. Gross margins are 83%, Operating Margins are 25%, with little debt. They are one of the market share leaders in their field. I would love to own a business like that. Also, their trailing P/S ratio is only 4.3.

SYMC continues to grow, and has Gross Margins of 83% and Operating Margins of 32.5%. P/S ratio is 5.34 They are also a market share leader in their field.

I think both these companies are undervalued, making this a good time to buy. Once the merger is completed (this quarter), and the combined company continues to post good numbers, the street will get past its hang-up. Then the stock should be a nice steady grower.

The outlook for the overall market is not good, and every stock is facing a headwind for the forseeable future.

IMHO wj
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