Thursday, May 17, 2007

Quick comparison of OVTI and CRM

as I am typing
OVTI $14.48
CRM $42.63

You would expect CRM to be much more profitable than OVTI and have much better business future, as the pps suggested, should be a triple. however the truth is:

for OVTI
ER date Apr-06 Jul-06 Oct-06 Jan-07
EPS 0.39 0.39 0.28 0.20

for CRM
ER date Apr-06 Jul-06 Oct-06 Jan-07 Apr-07
EPS 0.04 0.06 0.06 0.07 0.01

and both expect the next earning to be about break even.

Sure you can argue that OVTI is in earning downtrend, however the company officially declared the turning around in current quarter, let along the new products such as truefocus in the pipeline for the future. I am still not seeing the rosey future CRM CEO painted, given the fact MSFT and ORCL are coming to eat its market.

Cash position:
OVTI has about $6.5 cash and short term investment per share, which is almost half of the pps, and virtually no debt.
CRM has about $2.5 cash per share, which is barely enough for working capital.

Anyway you already know that I long OVTI and short CRM

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