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I'm not sure that what I know about NILE's management compensation ethos, and misleading manner of free cash flow presentation

Hi Jim,

I think "know" is too strong a word there, Jim :-) it's just your opinion!!

I agree that they should not present FCF at all, but once they made that decision the method applied is the simplest and most widely used one. Any one method does not suffice, but it becomes too complex and confusing to present multiple methods. As long as they are consistent, and do not drop presenting FCF when the method becomes less favorable (as it will do shortly) I think that is fine. Analysts and investors can choose to take note or ignore the extra information as they wish. The main benefit is to generate analyst discussion and questions on cash flow performance.


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