However, after the company announced a partnership with Infospace
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The inventory of high-priced ads dries up when you settle for lower tiers, and that's why companies like Infospace, Google, and Yahoo! can create symbiotic relationships with smaller players like Mamma.
This doesn't mean that Mamma should now be a hot commodity. That will take time and a little effort. Let's see whether it's able to grow the top line and get back into the black first. However, when that does happen, it will be a company worth noticing. The company is packing roughly $2 a share in cash on its balance sheet, and it isn't really trading for much more than that these days. The company has had its fair share of demons in the past. It has had to contend with lawsuits, losses, and even a brief stint as the apple of Mark Cuban's eye.
So, no, your Mamma is no Google. Your Mamma is no Infospace, either. But if it knows how to shake the right hands and win over the skeptics, those companies can come with some pretty long coattails.
Some more stories that Mamma used to tell:
- The company's quarter ending in March was a soft one, and the report came late.
- Maybe that's what eventually scared away Mark Cuban.
- At least Mamma seems to be getting over its liberal share-diluting ways.
Longtime Fool contributor Rick Munarriz loves his mamma. He does not own shares in any of the companies mentioned in this story. The Fool has a disclosure policy. He is also part of the Rule Breakers newsletter research team, seeking out tomorrow's ultimate growth stocks a day early.