SuperMedia

  • Yes, Proud Bankruptcies Exist

    By Glen Bradford - April 17, 2013 | Tickers: DEXO, LEE, SPMD, IPG

    Dex Media, soon to be traded on the NYSE under the ticker DXM, will be the resultant of the merger between Dex One (NYSE: DEXO) and SuperMedia (NASDAQ: SPMD). Fellow Motley Fool Blogger Mike Thiessen recently put together an excellent summary of the merger, but a little perspective is needed. After all, this is a bankruptcy situation where the general rules of thumb do not apply.

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  • Double Bankruptcy to Merger?

    By Mike Thiessen - April 8, 2013 | Tickers: DEXO, SPMD, IPG

    Near-simultaneous bankruptcy filings by two once-proud publishers of printed telephone directories have renewed investors' hopes that their beaten-down stocks can continue to offer some value. In fact, the news that Dex One (NYSE: DEXO) and SuperMedia (NASDAQ: SPMD) had used the Chapter 11 process to expedite the merger that they arranged last August sent their shares soaring by more than 10 percent. Of course, this follows several years of poor more »

  • Double Bankruptcy to Merger?

    By Mike Thiessen - April 1, 2013 | Tickers: DEXO, SPMD, IPG

    Near-simultaneous bankruptcy filings by two once-proud publishers of printed telephone directories have renewed investors' hopes that their beaten-down stocks can continue to offer some value. In fact, the news that Dex One (NYSE: DEXO) and SuperMedia (NASDAQ: SPMD) had used the Chapter 11 process to expedite the merger that they arranged last August sent their shares soaring by more than 10 percent. Of course, this follows several years of poor more »

  • 3 Risk Factors Identified by Successful Short Sellers

    By Kyle Mowery - January 9, 2013 | Tickers: CSCO, DEXO, FB, GCI, GMCR, LVLT, MEG, NCR, CRM, SPMD, NYT, JOE, ZNGA

    To generate investing profits regardless of market direction, investors must be able to short effectively. Shorting successfully is challenging for many reasons. The best short sellers identify profitable short candidates by delineating one or more of three main risk factors: (1) Balance Sheet Risk (2) Valuation Risk and (3) Earnings Risk.

     Balance Sheet Risk

    Balance sheet risk can manifest itself in two ways. (1) A company’s assets could be more »

  • Bankruptcy - A Donnelley Tradition

    By Glen Bradford - November 1, 2012 | Tickers: DEXO, RRD, SPMD

    The Blame Game and Recent Headlines

    When Google blamed R.R. Donnelley & Sons (NASDAQ: RRD) for pre-releasing their 8-K ahead of schedule, I decided to investigate.  I have previously covered the side of the coin where Google doesn't have enough debt in my post Google - A Story of Bad Debt Management. Google's bad debt management is actively preventing equity shareholders from having 40% higher market capitalization than they more »

  • Will a media-merger save these companies?

    By Kevin Gill - August 21, 2012 | Tickers: DEXO, SPMD

    No, it won’t. Two media companies have made financial news very recently because of an announced merger. A merger is just the type of thing that gets investors excited. SuperMedia Inc. (NASDAQ: SPMD) and Dex One Corp. (NYSE: DEXO) announced in an SEC filing on August 20th that they have agreed to merge in an all- stock deal. These are both Yellow Pages directory oriented businesses, something that more »