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Author: markandsusanv Big funky green star, 20000 posts Old School Fool Add to my Favorite Fools Ignore this person (you won't see their posts anymore) Number: of 2762  
Subject: Re: EMC Date: 3/25/1999 3:32 PM
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I recently purchased shares of EMC and really like the numbers I see except for the 'Flow' Ratio which is just over 3. I
would just like some feedback on this and if a high ratio is indicative of some weakness in the company.<<

I think it reflects the need to maintain a relatively high inventory. Apparantly there was some difficulty with some of their suppliers which led to this need. This, IMHO becomes a weakness if sales growth slows and the company is left holding a bloated inventory turning assests into "liabilies". Right now it seems EMC is doing very well. The high flowie and a less than complete understanding, on my part, of data storage technology have kept me out of EMC. I regret not owning some every time I see it go up (nearly every day) :( There are intermittant heated debates on the virtues of EMC on the RM board that you might want to check out as well...

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