Has anyone heard anything lately about Radiant Systems, prospects, etc.?
I can't find much on RADS. I check this boarddaily,and also the boards over at Yahoo and there's not much chatter. I'd appreciate a line or twoif anybody knows where I can get info. ...bought rads about a year ago (feb.98) at 17.84 and have been trying to get some insight.
My husband works at Radiant Systems, so I'd be happy to answer any questions I can. Radiant has signed alot of contracts lately. Their product is definitely popular. We haven't purchased any stock yet, since it's hovered so low for so long. I'm waiting for them to turn a profit. But since the stock has been moving up lately, I'm watching it closely. Let me know if you have any specific questions and I'll try to get them answered.
From all accounts, Radiant has great products and services. The stock traded up around 14 or so for a good while, then last fall they had trouble delivering on their orders, and the stock tanked along with earnings. I've been buying ever since waiting for the delivery process to get straightened out. Something's made this huge jump happened; I suspect there's some good earnings news ahead. They've announced plenty of deals along the way, but only this week has the stock taken off. My buys average $6.95, so I'm happy to see it up near $10.
Tricon just announced that they are rolling this in their multi-branded restaurants.More good news!!!
I'm thinking the Tricon announcement was the hidden news that's been driving the stock recently. We're taking a hit back today with Q4 results, which is where the delivery problems are really showing up. Hard to keep everyone calm when you show big drops in revenue and turning a nice profit to a small loss. Assuming the company has cleared up these delivery problems, however, revenues should really shoot up in Q1 and Q2 with all these recent deals. I was looking to hold it until about $14, where it was before its delivery problems hit, but now I'm thinking it's got a good shot at $16 or $18 within a couple of years.
Let me see: "We haven't purchased any stock yet, since it's hovered so low for so long. I'm waiting for them to turn a profit." Now this is advice and a position I want to take advantage of!!!! NOT. Sounds too Wise to me. What of the fundamentals, the drivers, the financials and market condtions? An insider that won't buy when the price hovered low for so long?Too bad they didn't buy back then hey?
> Too bad they didn't buy back then hey? Could be. Me, I'm loving it. I'm a consultant at a major food chain that's bought heavily into Radiant (I'm doing customizations for some of Radiant's restaurant management software) so I've been watching them for a long time. I bought a little at around 29, in late 1997 -- then hit myself hard on the head when it plummeted.No problem, says I. They'll get over it. I bought some more at around 19 -- then hit myself even harder.Then I bought a *lot* more at 6.75, bringing my dollar-cost-average into the single digits. Radiant is now my top-performing stock, with a 150% gain for me in about a year. I sold a bunch of it at 15, but I'm holding most of it. After it tops 20 (perhaps tomorrow, perhaps not) I will consider selling some more, but more likely I'll hold onto it until I see what their current rollout situation looks like. From what I can tell that was their biggest problem in 1998 -- lots of R&D expenses, some good customers, but slow delivery and service. The contracts are starting to pay off now, and it's showing in their profits. Radiant's still not out of the "growing pains" stage yet, though. They're still a newcomer in the POS marketplace and have yet to achieve major market penetration. But their technology is the best I've seen, and if they can keep good people behind it (which currently seems to be their #1 problem -- my Atlanta-based consulting firm has a number of ex-Radiant guys), they'll be strong for a long time to come.Buy what you know, and if you earnestly believe in it, KEEP BUYING IT! It's worked for me. (And the bruises on my head have healed nicely.)Have Fun, - Steve Eley
Bought RADS at 18.Liked business model and product.Revenues are increasing.Will show a profit this year. Projected at .18. Looking like a winner.Abby.
Best Of |
Favorites & Replies |
Start a New Board |
My Fool |