In the following video, senior technology analyst Eric Bleeker discusses the recent buyout chatter surrounding Research In Motion
Earlier in the week, details emerged that not only was Amazon.com
However, as Eric notes, investors shouldn't get too excited because management appears adamant about finding an independent way out of the mess they've made. That's unacceptable, as the current management team has shown time and time again it not only lacks strong execution, but also lacks the right vision to reclaim its placement as a top smartphone company. The fact that RIM is trading at a P/E of less than 3 in such a fast-growing industry is a testament to the complete lack of faith in current management's ability to complete a turnaround on their own. And if management isn't replaced, that low multiple is warranted.
So while Eric feels RIM definitely has plenty of value to unlock, he won't be touching the stock with a 10-foot pole until it's under a new CEO, preferably one who's open to all options including a sale to another company. To get Eric's thoughts on Research In Motion, view the video below:
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